September 21, 2010

Event Calendar

Sept. 22
OREGON ALCOHOL SERVER PERMIT TRAINING: Meets the minimum requirements by the Oregon Liquor Control Commission to obtain the alcohol server permit. Registration required; $35; 9 a.m.; Abby’s Pizza, 1938 S. U.S. Highway 97, Redmond; 541-330-6384 or
SCHOOL BOARD: Redmond School Board meeting; public welcome; 5:30 p.m.; Tumalo Community School; 19835 Second Street, Tumalo; agenda at
BEND FARMERS MARKET: Vendors selling agricultural and horticultural products, baked goods, cheese, meat and fish; free; 3-7 p.m.; Drake Park, eastern end, Bend; 541-408-4998 or

Sept. 23
TEEN THURSDAYS: The library is your space! Come hang out, listen to music, games and drawing supplies available. Free snacks. For grades 6-12; 3 p.m.; Redmond Public Library, 827 S.W. Deschutes Ave., Redmond; 541-312-1063, or
ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT: Redmond Development Commission meeting, public welcome; 3:30 p.m.; 716 S.W. Evergreen Ave.; agenda at

Sept. 24
BEND FARMERS MARKET: Vendors selling agricultural and horticultural products, baked goods, cheese, meat and fish; free; 2-6 p.m.; St. Charles Bend, 2500 N.E. Neff Road, Bend; 541-408-4998 or
CLASSIC CAR CRUISE IN: Classic and custom cars; 5 p.m.; Great American Furniture, 732 S.W. Sixth St., Redmond; 541-548-4895.
HARVEST MOON FARE: Eight local farmers pair with eight chefs to create a dinner, with entertainment, a live auction and more; registration required; $25; 6:30 p.m.; St. Charles Bend, 2500 N.E. Neff Road, Bend; 541-548-2380, ext. 144 or

Sept. 25
REDMOND GRANGE BREAKFAST: Featuring sourdough pancakes, eggs, ham, coffee and more. All proceeds will be donated to the Redmond Friends of K9 program; $5, $3 ages 12 and younger; 7-10:30 a.m.; Redmond Grange, 707 S.W. Kalama Ave., Redmond; 541-480-4495.
5K FUN RUN/WALK: Event features a 5K fun run/walk, a petting zoo, play area, live music, food and more; registration required; proceeds benefit the Opportunity Foundation of Central Oregon; $15, $10 ages 12-17, free ages 11 and younger; 9 a.m. registration, 10 a.m. race; DD Ranch, 3836 N.E. Smith Rock Way, Terrebonne; 541-548-2611 or
SHOW & SHINE: Car show with a barbecue, local vendors and raffle; free, $5 for meal; 10 a.m.-3 p.m.; Powell Butte Christian Church, 13720 S.W. State Highway 126, Powell Butte; 541-548-3066.
AUCTION FUNDRAISER: Live and silent auctions, with live music by NTT and hors d’oeuvres; registration requested; proceeds benefit the City Care Clinic; $45; 6-9 p.m.; Eagle Crest Resort, 1522 Cline Falls Road, Redmond; 541-410-4958, or
LIVE MUSIC: Beautiful Failure performs soulful indie rock; free; 7 p.m.; Cross Creek Cafe, 507 SW 8th St., Redmond; 541-548-2883.
I HEART CENTRAL OREGON CELEBRATION: Celebrate the day of service with inspirational speaker Nick Vujicic and a performance by Elliot; free with advance ticket, $10 at the door; 7-9 p.m., doors open 6:20 p.m.; Deschutes County Fair & Expo Center, Hooker Creek Event Center, 3800 S.W. Airport Way, Redmond; 541-728-3134, or
SHOT CLINIC: Central Oregon Shots for Tots and Teens immunization clinic; 10 a.m.-2 p.m.; Hartman RHS campus, 2105 W. Antler Ave.; no appointments necessary; bring records; sponsored by Deschutes County Rotary and Deschutes Health Department and Immunization Coalition; 541-322-7400.

Sept. 26
REDMOND COMMUNITY CONCERT ASSOCIATION PERFORMANCE: ABBA-Mania performs ABBA hits, with costume changes and choreography; $35, $50 season ticket, $105 family ticket; 2 and 6:30 p.m.; Redmond High School, 675 S.W. Rimrock Way, Redmond; 541-350-7222 or
OREGON ARTS COMMISSION OPEN FORUMS: Information about the strategic plan for the arts in Oregon; 3:30-5 p.m.; Sisters Art Works, 204 W. Adams St., Sisters; 503-986-0082 or

Sept. 28
CITY COUNCIL: Redmond City Council meetings, public welcome; 6:45 a.m. and 7 p.m.; 777 S.W. Deschutes Ave.; agenda at
HUMAN TRAFFICKING 101: Nita Belles from Oregonians against the Trafficking of Humans (OATH) will be speaking; free; 7 p.m.; First Presbyterian Church, 230 N.E. Ninth St., Bend; 541-382-4401.

Sept. 29
BEND FARMERS MARKET: Vendors selling agricultural and horticultural products, baked goods, cheese, meat and fish; free; 3-7 p.m.; Drake Park, eastern end, Bend; 541-408-4998 or

Sept. 30
TEEN THURSDAYS, DAY OF THE DEAD FIESTA: Redmond Teen Thursdays: Decorate sugar skulls and learn about the Day of the Dead celebration. For grades 6-12; 3 p.m.; Redmond Public Library, 827 S.W. Deschutes Ave., Redmond; 541-312-1050 or

Oct. 1
CLASSIC CAR CRUISE IN: Classic and custom cars; 5 p.m.; Great American Furniture, 732 S.W. Sixth St., Redmond; 541-548-4895.
FIRST FRIDAY GALLERY WALK: Event includes art exhibit openings, artist talks, live music, wine and food in downtown Bend, the Old Mill District and NorthWest Crossing; free; 5-9 p.m., and until 8 p.m. in NorthWest Crossing; throughout Bend.

Oct. 2
BUDDY WALK: Walk to promote awareness of Down syndrome; event includes live entertainment, face painting, a clown, a bounce house and more; $5 per person, $20 per family in advance; $10 per person, $25 family at the event; 10 a.m. registration, 11 a.m. walk; Riverbend Park, Southwest Columbia Street and Southwest Shevlin Hixon Drive, Bend; 541-548-8559 or
CONCERT: Singer/songwriter Jason Schweitzer performs; free; 7 p.m.; Cross Creek Cafe, 507 S.W. 8th St., Redmond; 541-548-2883.

Oct. 4
REALIZING THE AMERICAN DREAM: Learn about the process of shopping for and buying a home, including the basics on budgeting, credit and getting a mortgage loan. Registration required. Class continues Oct. 6, 5:30-9:30 p.m.; NeighborImpact, 2303 S.W. First St., Redmond; 541-318-7506 ext. 109.

Oct. 6
BEND FARMERS MARKET: Vendors selling agricultural and horticultural products, baked goods, cheese, meat and fish; free; 3-7 p.m.; Drake Park, eastern end, Bend; 541-408-4998 or

Redmond Area Park and Rec District
Sports camps, white water rafting, quilting, arts and crafts are all being offered this fall.
Adventure Quest has been extended this year to include Sage along with Vern Patrick and Tom McCall elementary schools. Adventure Quest is for kindergarten to fifth grade. Students can begin and finish their day at Adventure Quest and stay the entire day on non-school days, including teacher in-service days. Each week will have a theme, and there will be homework time with staff to assist the children.
Pool maintenance and upgrades are well under way at the Cascade Swim Center and doors will open Sept. 27 with classes to fit every age. Aqua Kids, Waterbabies, an adult stroke clinic, and youth swim lessons are some of the offerings. Sign up for any of these programs by calling 541-548-7275 or visit for more information.

Kiwanis Oktoberfest
The Kiwanis Doernbecher Children’s Cancer Program has been chosen as the designated benefactor of the annual Redmond Kiwanis Oktoberfest and auction Saturday, Oct. 9, beginning at 5:30 p.m. at the Eagle Crest Convention Center.
Admission to the event is $30 per person or $50 per couple, and corporate tables for 8 are available for $250. Admission price includes a traditional Oktoberfest feast including brats, roast pork and sauerkraut, German potato salad, pretzels, a glass of beer or wine, and music by the Little Bohemian Band from Albany.
Tickets are available at the Redmond Chamber of Commerce, from the Bend Radio Group, from Kiwanis members or online with PayPal at
Beer will be provided by four local microbreweries — Cascade Lakes, Boneyard, Ninkasi, and Three Creeks. A special portion of the auction will be desserts provided and prepared by local bakeries and vendors.
This is the 38th annual Kiwanis Auction and the club’s major fundraiser for its youth projects. Last year, it raised more than $10,000. The auction began in the early 1970s as a fundraiser for the Cascade Swim Center which was completed in 1979.
For more information, contact Jared Larkin at 541-350-6877.

Solar Home Tour
Now in its 10th year, the Central Oregon Green and Solar Home Tour will showcase many of Central Oregon’s greenest and most sustainable homes on Oct. 2.
The homes on the tour will incorporate significant use of solar and other renewable energies, new and reclaimed green building materials, energy efficiency maximization and water conservation technologies. This year’s tour is a chance for the community to explore green homes firsthand and talk directly to the builders and homeowners. Attendees will learn how the latest green building technologies are installed and function from both the experts and the users.
The tour will kick off with a keynote speech by Matt Briggs. A renowned documentary filmmaker, Briggs made his directorial debut with “Deep Green.” Shot in nine countries during the last three years, the film is based on six years of intensive environmental research in which Briggs spoke to leading authorities, attended scores of conferences, and studied hundreds of books and thousands of articles. Briggs has embarked on two separate global treks that gave him a traveler’s perspective on different cultures and sustainable practices in 50 countries.
This free tour will begin at Wille Hall in the Central Oregon Community College Campus Center at 2600 N.W. College Way, in Bend. The keynote speaker will begin at 9 a.m., doors open at 8:30 a.m. The homes on the tour will be open for viewing from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. For an additional $10 fee, join a guided bus tour to see the homes and enjoy a box lunch along the way. Space is limited, so arrive early to sign up to ride the bus. There are also two continuing education credits available for architecture professionals through AIA. For more information on tickets, times and the homes on the tour, visit

Nature of Words
Tickets are available for online purchase for The Nature of Words’ annual literary festival, scheduled for Nov. 3-7. Patrons can visit to buy tickets for guest author readings, workshops and the author dinner with keynote speaker Sam Waterston. In addition, tickets can be reserved for free events, which include the Rising Star Creative Writing Competition Awards, sponsored by the University of Oregon, and the Open Mic featuring Oregon Poet Laureate Paulann Petersen. Reading tickets are also available at the Tower Theatre in Bend, 541-317-0700 or Students with valid ID can obtain free reading tickets in advance at the Tower Theatre, 835 N.W. Wall St., in Bend.
By popular demand, an editor with a major publisher has been added to the workshop options. Gary Fisketjon is editor-at-large and vice-president at Alfred A. Knopf, Inc. His career spans 30 years and has included work with numerous acclaimed authors, including 2010 guest author Kent Haruf. Fisketjon will conduct a joint workshop with Haruf about how a writer and editor work together and the stages of a book from purchase to promotion. In his solo workshop, Fisketjon will explain what he does as an editor, from acquisition through the entire process. Both workshops will allow ample time for questions.
Guest authors for the 2010 festival are Jimmy Santiago Baca, Michael Dickman, Kent Haruf, Hillary Jordan, Anne Lamott, Barry Lopez, Paulann Petersen, Brian Turner and David Whyte.

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