September 28, 2010

Event calendar

WEDNESDAY
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 http://bendfarmersmarket.com.
BLOOD DRIVE: Crooked River Ranch Fire Station, 6971 S.W. Shad Rd.;1-5:45 p.m.; 1-800-GIVE-LIFE for appointment.

THURSDAY
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 www.deschuteslibrary.org.
AUTHOR PRESENTATION: Sarahlee Lawrence reads from her book “River House”; free; 6:30 p.m.; Paulina Springs Books, 422 S.W. Sixth St., Redmond; 541-526-1491.

FRIDAY
Oct. 1
FLEA MARKET: Jewelry, dolls, clothing, tools, and lots more, lunch available in the kitchen, benefits Boys and Girls Club; 9 a.m.-4 p.m.; Terrebonne Grange Hall, 11th St., Terrebonne; 541-420-3319.
FLU SHOTS: Flu shots for ages 9 and above, $25, portion of proceeds benefit Healthy Beginnings, a nonprofit that provides free developmental screenings for children; 6 p.m.; Big R Store, 3141 S. Highway 97; some insurance accepted; 541-389-7211.
CLASSIC CAR CRUISE IN: Classic and custom cars; 5 p.m.; Great American Furniture, 732 S.W. Sixth St., Redmond; 541-548-4895.
CORN MAZE: Central Oregon Pumpkin Company’s 8-acre corn maze opens, 3-7 p.m.; $7.50 adults, $5.50 kids; “Jurassic Ranch” is this year’s theme; 1250 N.E. Wilcox Ave., Terre bonne; www.pumpkinco.org.

SATURDAY
Oct. 2
FLEA MARKET: Jewelry, dolls, clothing, tools, and lots more, lunch available in the kitchen, benefits Boys and Girls Club; 9 a.m.-4 p.m.; Terrebonne Grange Hall, 11th St., Terrebonne; 541-420-3319.
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 www.codsn.org.
HARVEST FESTIVAL: Press apples, grind corn, build a log cabin, meet homesteaders and more; $2, $10 per family, free ages 2 and younger; 11 a.m.-3 p.m.; High Desert Museum, 59800 S. U.S. Highway 97, Bend; 541-382-4754 or www.highdesertmuseum.org.
FALL FUN: Central Oregon Pumpkin Company’s corn maze, pumpkin patch, petting zoo and other activities open 10 a.m.-6 p.m.; barnyard golf, train rides and hay fort; 1250 N.E. Wilcox Ave., Terre bonne; www.pumpkinco.org.
AUTHOR PRESENTATION: Jack Nisbet reads from his book “The Collector: David Douglas and the Natural History of the Northwest”; free; 6:30 p.m.; Paulina Springs Books, 422 S.W. Sixth St., Redmond; 541-526-1491.
CONCERT: Singer/songwriter Jason Schweitzer performs; free; 7 p.m.; Cross Creek Cafe, 507 S.W. 8th St., Redmond; 541-548-2883.
DINNER & DANCE: dinner reservations recommended, arrive by 6 p.m. or pay in advance to guarantee reservation, stay and dance to the music of 3 Quarter Short. No reservations necessary for the dance; $10 prime rib dinner, dance is $4 for members and $6 for non-members; Oct. 2, 5:30 p.m. dinner, 7 to 11 p.m. dance; VFW Hall, 1836 S.W. Veterans Way, Redmond; 541-548-4108,541-923-8591.

MONDAY
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.

TUESDAY
Oct. 5
BEND GENEALOGICAL SOCIETY: At Williamson Hall, “Beginning Genealogy,” followed by “Research Methods” at 11:45 a.m., public welcome; free; 10 a.m.; Rock Arbor Villa, 2200 N.E. U.S. Highway 20, Bend; 541-317-8978 or541-317-9553 or www.orgenweb.org/deschutes/bend-gs.
CITY COUNCIL: Redmond City Council meeting; public welcome; 6:45 a.m.; 777 S.W. Deschutes Ave.; agenda at www.ci.redmond.or.us.
PLANNING: Redmond Urban Area Planning Commission meeting; public welcome; 7 p.m.; 716 S.W. Evergreen Ave.; agenda at www.ci.redmond.or.us.

WEDNESDAY
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 http://bendfarmersmarket.com.
GENERAL FEDERATION OF WOMEN’S CLUB: Redmond Fire Chief Tim Moor will speak, if interested in attending; contact Membership Chairman Diane Bodden at 541-923-7374; 6 p.m.; Redmond Fire & Rescue, 341 N.W. Dogwood Ave., Redmond; 541-504-5000.

SATURDAY
Oct. 9
AUTHOR PRESENTATION: Melany Tupper talks about her book “The Sandy Knoll Murder, Legacy of the Sheepshooters”; included in the price of admission; $15 adults, $12 ages 65 and older, $9 ages 5-12, free ages 4 and younger; 2 p.m.; High Desert Museum, 59800 S. U.S. Highway 97, Bend; 541-382-4754 or www.highdesertmuseum.org.
KIWANIS OKTOBERFEST: Featuring an Oktoberfest feast, live music and an auction; proceeds from the auction benefit the Kiwanis Doernbecher Children’s Cancer Program; $30, $50 per couple; 5:30 p.m.; Eagle Crest Resort, Conference Center, 1522 Cline Falls Road, Redmond; 541-350-6877 or www.redmondkiwanis.org.

Legal help for seniors
Central Oregon Council on Aging and the Legal Aid Services of Oregon are working together to offer legal services to low-income older adults living in Central Oregon. These services are provided to adults 60 years and older with preference to those in greatest social and economic need, with particular attention to low income, minority and frail individuals.
The next Legal Assistance sessions will be held on Thursday, Oct. 7, from 8 to 11 a.m. with attorney Steve Bryant at the Redmond Senior Center, located at 325 N.W. Dogwood Ave. To schedule an appointment and to get more information, call COCOA Case Manager Robby Miller at 541-548-1086.
The following list of priority services will be offered to seniors: income maintenance, health care, food and nutrition, and housing and utilities. Additional services may include correspondence, negotiations and preparation of legal documents. Appointments are scheduled for one half hour only. Criminal cases, simple wills, fee generating cases or conflicts of interest cannot be handled through this program.

Commissary coming to Redmond
National Guard and Reserve members, military retirees, active-duty military service members, and dependents are invited to the Commissary On-site Sale hosted by the Smokey Point Commissary.
The sale will be held at the Deschutes Fairgrounds and Expo Center, 3800 S.W. Airport Way, in Redmond on Oct. 1 and 2 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Oct. 3 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sale items may include paper products, soap and cleaning products, canned goods, sodas, sport drinks, water, laundry detergents, and a variety of other products at savings of 30 percent or more.
Commissaries operated by the Defense Commissary Agency provide groceries at cost to military personnel, retirees and their families at U.S. military installations around the world. Customers must present an appropriate Department of Defense ID card that authorizes commissary privileges in order to shop. Cash, checks, debit cards and credit cards are accepted for payment. The use of coupons is highly encouraged.
For more information, contact Devona Johnson at 425-304-3412 or Leva Fairley at 425-304-3414, or visit commissaries.com.

Senior safe driving class
AARP Driver Safety Classes will be offered at the Redmond Senior Center on Oct. 11 and 12 and Nov. 8 and 9, from 8 a.m. to noon. Each class is eight total hours, over two consecutive four-hour days.
AARP Driver Safety Classes are a nationwide, DMV accredited, defensive driver program, focusing on driving safely within current DMV laws, recognizing and compensating for natural occurring, age-related changes. Those who complete the course qualify for an insurance discount. The cost for AARP members is $12, nonmembers are $14. To enroll, call 541-548-6325.

COCC hosts art show
Central Oregon Community College Rotunda Gallery and the High Desert Art League present “High Desert Palette,” a fine art exhibition from 4 to 7 p.m. Oct. 1 through Nov. 30. An opening reception will be held in the Rotunda Gallery just inside the entrance to the COCC Barber Library on Thursday, Oct. 7.
For information about the High Desert Art League, visit their website at www.highdesertartleague.com.
In advance of college events, persons needing accommodation or transportation because of a physical or mobility disability should contact Joe Viola at 541-383-7775. For accommodation because of another disability such as hearing impairment, contact Anne Walker at 541-383-7743.

Be a backpack explorer
The Backpack Explorers program at the High Desert Museum allows ages 3 and 4 to engage their senses on an adventure created just for them and their parents. Meet animals close up, observe nature, and create art on a backpack journey throughout the Museum. Take home activities based on your discoveries. Beginning Oct. 4, new themes are offered each week from 9 to 10 a.m. most Mondays and Tuesdays through Nov. 30. Members $10, non-members $15. For more information visit www.high
desertmuseum.org.

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