October 26, 2010

The Secret Garden

Leslie Pugmire Hole/Spokesman staff

There’s a secret garden tucked away in a corner of Redmond High School’s 63-acre campus. It’s gone mostly unnoticed, its gate locked and its grounds overgrown, for years now.

But after a very busy summer, the garden is emerging from the weeds and gaining some notice, nearly 15 years after it was created.

“It’s much larger than most people think, a half-acre,” says Redmond High School science teacher Becky Barrett. “I didn’t realize how big it was myself until we started pulling weeds.”

For years now Barrett has been using the garden – which was constructed in 1996 as a learning environment for science students and those interested in careers in the outdoors – for her science classes. And for years she’s seen its shortcoming overwhelm the site, which was installed with the best intentions.

“Nothing was working by the time we started on it this summer,” said Barrett. Cattails had taken over the pond, which suffered from liner holes and pump problems. Weeds and overgrown trees had created a bramble of the landscape and a colony of rockchucks had taken up residence in a pile of rocks, digging themselves a warren of rockchuck highways under the site.

“It got to the point where it was so hard to maintain and no group was specifically in charge of it,” says Barrett. She and other science teachers had frequently used the site for biology classes, outdoor survival and history and archeology classes but as it grew unmanageable, use declined.

Determined to see the garden utilized to its full extent and with full support of her principal, Jon Bullock, Barrett started to plan. A student, who was also a Boy Scout in search of an Eagle project, provided the jump start.

Stuart Shaw and his fellow Redmond Troop 27 members drained the pond and cleared the site of its excess vegetation. Years of pond muck proved to be too much to remove by hand and the city of Redmond got in on the action by bringing in its VACTOR truck to siphon off the water and majority of silt buildup. The rest had to be removed by hand.

“We began with the simple idea get muck and cattails out, fill pond back up, and plant a few more plants. But as we got into it I realized we were way over our head,” says Barrett.

By then summer was approaching and she was able to get the project approved for a Youth Conservation Corps program. Numerous Redmond High School students were hired for the team, including senior Nick Hormel, who is considering a career in fish and wildlife.

“It was exciting to see it look better; our crew really wanted to hurry and put fish in the pond but we knew we had to do other things first,” he says.

“Other things” included removing invasive cattails, digging out the old, battered liner, leveling the pond, installing new irrigation and sensors, hauling out giant planter boxes that had become mired in the mud and constructing waterfalls to aid with aeration.

The big vision for the garden, Barrett says, is to make it a resource for all teachers and useful for teaching topics as diverse as creative writing, engineering and child development. She also envisions an “outdoor school” daycamp run by Redmond Area Park and Recreation District and staffed by Redmond High students, as well as other community-based programs.

Phase One of the project, the aquatics, is just wrapping up, thanks to donations of supplies and labor by numerous local business. This phase alone yielded more than $6,000 in donated materials and labor and used 72 community members to complete. Next on the slate is irrigation to make a more maintenance-free landscape and infrastructure such as ADA paths, a shed for storage and a covered pavilion with tables for work areas.

Barrett’s newest mission is to recruit an irrigation specialist and landscape architect for the work that will have to wait until after winter has passed.

Meanwhile, she’s already jumped back into using the site for her classes. On a recent afternoon, the Freshwater Biology students head out to the garden to put into action what they’ve been learning about aquatic macroinvertebrates (the tiny bugs that live in freshwater). The mission is to survey the pond and identify as many types as possible.

Barrett is nervous; with the pond so recently drained and refilled, she’s concerned there won’t be enough critters in the water to make it interesting for the students.

“Got one! Oh, he’s so cute; I’m going to call the little guy Marcello,” says one boy with shaggy hair and an impish smile. “Oh, we got another one.”

Barrett circulates among the students, giving occasional hints to assist the students with identification. The kids are finding “bugs” right and left and begin a friendly competition to find the most unusual specimen.

“This is amazing,” says Barrett, “This is the most variety we’ve ever found.” She cites the increased aeration of the water, the decomposing leaf litter in the pond and consistent water levels as the probable cause of the bonanza.

Hormel, for one, loves the new outdoor classroom.

“It’s great to get outside and see some sunlight,” he says. “I’m not a books and notes kind of guy anyway. I learn more outside.”

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RHS Outdoor Classroom partners

Thompson Pump & Irrigation

Hershey Cattle Company

High Desert Farms

Cent-wise

City of Redmond

Bend Tarp & Liner

Cement Products Mfg Co.

Knife River

Redmond Greenhouse

Greenscapes and

Watergardens

H.D. Fowler Co.

Event calendar

Empty Bowls raises hunger awareness

The ninth annual Empty Bowls fundraising event for NeighborImpact will be held Sunday, Nov. 14.

A nationally recognized event designed to raise awareness about hunger issues, the event will take place at Central Oregon Community College’s new Campus Center at 2600 College Way. Attendees will have two opportunities to choose from more than 750 hand-crafted bowls created by local potters who have donated their time and talents for this event. They can then fill their bowl with delicious gourmet soup and enjoy local bread and desserts while enjoying music from local musicians. Chef Julian Darwin of the Cascade Culinary Institute will be providing the gourmet soup, and commemorative cookbooks will be available for sale.

This year there will be a seating at 11:30 a.m. and 1 p.m. Tickets are $18 and may be purchased in advance from www.bendticket.com ($1.50 service charge applies), or by calling 541-548-2380, ext. 144. If they are still available, tickets may be purchased at the door for $20.

Please contact Sandy Klein, development specialist, at the phone number listed for more information.

Rodeo Queen pageant

The Deschutes County Fair and Rodeo Queen Pageant will be held at the Deschutes County Fairgrounds Expo Center on Monday, Nov. 15 at 5 p.m. The pageant is open to women ages 17-20 (age as of Jan. 1, 2011) and includes horsemanship, personal interview, and a speech competition. For more information or an application, contact Ross Rogers at 541-548-2711 or rossr@deschutes.org. Applications are due Nov. 12.

Preschoolers get Happy Feet

The Redmond Area Park and Recreation District offers many classes and fun events for all ages.

During Happy Feet, for ages 3 and 4, children will run, kick, hop and jump their way into sports and games. This is a high-energy class and is built around learning great new skills or participating in a favorite game. Each session features a different activity. In November the class features parachute games and in December basketball. Parents are required to participate with their child, so tennis shoes should be worn and parents should prepare to have a blast playing with their youngsters.

Sign up today by calling 541-548-7275, fax to 541-548-6067, or visit www.raprd.org.

Energy forum to be held

A Central Oregon Irrigation & Agriculture Energy Efficiency Forum will be held Wednesday, Nov. 10 from 11:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. in the Deschutes County Fair & Expo Center’s South Sisters Conference Hall, located at 3800 S.W. Airport Way, in Redmond. This is a free forum for community members.

Topics include tax incentives and programs, techniques to reduce energy bills, modern irrigation practices to save water, production efficiency, scientific irrigation scheduling, rural energy audits, USDA Rural Energy for America Program (REAP), and Oregon business energy tax credit.

Lunch will be served to registered participants only. Register at energyefficiency.wufoo.com/forms/central-or-agriculture-energyefficiency-workshop/ or call Wy’East RC&D at 541-923-4358, ext. 104, or Energy Trust at 541-954-3283.

WEDNESDAY

Oct. 27

AMERICAN SEWING GUILD: Used to sew? Like to sew? Come join us; 12:30-2:30 p.m.; High Mountain Fabric, 1542 N. Hwy 97, Redmond; 541-279-0635 or jerry.lindstrom@bendbroadband.com.

SCHOOL BOARD: Redmond School Board meetings, public welcome; 1:30 p.m. workshop on budget planning; 5:30 p.m. meeting; agenda includes a public comment session regarding surplus funds from a 2008 school construction bond; 145 S.E. Salmon Ave.; agenda at www.redmond.k12.or.us.

THURSDAY

Oct. 28

TEEN THURSDAYS, HALLOWEEN PARTY: Snacks, games and more, pumpkin carving & decorating, play the Mummy Wrap Relay & win great prizes, participate in the gross-out guessing game...if you dare! Attendance is limited to 25 teens, register online or by phone, grades 6-12; 3 p.m.; Redmond Public Library, 827 S.W. Deschutes Ave., Redmond; 541-312-1050 or www.deschuteslibrary.org/calendar.

AUTHOR PRESENTATION: Larry Crompton talks about his book “Sudden Terror,” and about writers rejections and self publishing; free; 6:30-9 p.m.; Central Oregon Community College, Redmond campus, 2030 S.E. College Loop, Redmond; 541-923-0896 or www.centraloregonwritersguild.com.

ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT: Redmond Economic Development Commission meeting, public welcome; 3:30 p.m.; 716 S.W. Evergreen Ave.; agenda at www.ci.redmond.or.us.

EXHIBIT WALK: Explore the “James B. Thompson: The Vanishing Landscape” exhibit with Thompson; $5, free museum members; 7 p.m.; High Desert Museum, 59800 S. U.S. Highway 97, Bend; 541-382-4754 or www.highdesertmuseum.org.

HAUNT AT JUNIPER HOLLOW AND DARK INTENTIONS HAUNTED HOUSES: Fourth annual event features two haunted houses; recommended for ages 12 and older; proceeds benefit the Oregon Athletic & Educational Foundation; Wednesdays and Thursdays: $10, $17 both haunts; Fridays and Saturdays: $12, $22 both haunts; 7 p.m.; Deschutes County Fair & Expo Center, 3800 S.W. Airport Way, Redmond; 541-382-2390 or www.scaremegood.com.

FRIDAY

Oct. 29

AUTHOR PRESENTATION: Ken Scholes discusses his book “Antiphon”; free; 6:30 p.m.; Paulina Springs Books, 422 S.W. Sixth St., Redmond; 541-526-1491.

THE POWER OF FORGIVENESS: Documentary explores the spiritual, physical and psychological benefits of forgiveness, call for location and to RSVP; free; 6:30 p.m.; Namaste Fellowship; 541-504-3151.

HAUNT AT JUNIPER HOLLOW AND DARK INTENTIONS HAUNTED HOUSES: Fourth annual event features two haunted houses; recommended for ages 12 and older; proceeds benefit the Oregon Athletic & Educational Foundation; Wednesdays and Thursdays: $10, $17 both haunts; Fridays and Saturdays: $12, $22 both haunts; 7 p.m.; Deschutes County Fair & Expo Center, 3800 S.W. Airport Way, Redmond; 541-382-2390 or www.scaremegood.com.

OREGON ARCHAEOLOGY CELEBRATION PRESENTATION: Loren Irving presents “Finding Fremont in Oregon”; free; 7-8:30 p.m.; Smith Rock State Park Visitor Center, 10260 N.E. Crooked River Drive, Terrebonne; 541-923-7551.

SATURDAY

Oct. 30

HOWL-O-WEEN: With pet photos, a costume contest, dog games and more; proceeds benefit the Humane Society of Redmond; free; noon-3 p.m.; Humane Society of Redmond, 1355 N.E. Hemlock, Redmond; 541-923-0882.

AUTHOR PRESENTATION: Ursula Le Guin and Roger Dorband talk about the book “Out Here”; 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.

GARDENING SEMINAR: Workshop on winterizing your garden, free, 11 a.m. Redmond Greenhouse; 4101 S. Highway 97; 541-548-5418.

TALES OF HALLOW’S EVE: Dramatic readings, puppet shows, harvest fun and more; $5, free museum members; 4-8 p.m.; High Desert Museum, 59800 S. U.S. Highway 97, Bend; 541-382-4754 or www.highdesertmuseum.org.

HAUNT AT JUNIPER HOLLOW AND DARK INTENTIONS HAUNTED HOUSES: Fourth annual event features two haunted houses; recommended for ages 12 and older; proceeds benefit the Oregon Athletic & Educational Foundation; Wednesdays and Thursdays: $10, $17 both haunts; Fridays and Saturdays: $12, $22 both haunts; 7 p.m.; Deschutes County Fair & Expo Center, 3800 S.W. Airport Way, Redmond; 541-382-2390 or www.scaremegood.com.

SUNDAY

Oct. 31

PUMPKIN PARTY: Games, crafts, snacks and trick-or-treating for children in fifth grade or younger; free; 3-5 p.m.; Community Presbyterian Church, 529 N.W. 19th St., Redmond; 541-548-3367.

REDMOND FIRE AND RESCUE HALLOWEEN PARTY: Trick-or-treat at the Redmond fire station, with games and information about fire safety; 3-7 p.m.; Redmond Fire & Rescue, 341 N.W. Dogwood Ave., Redmond; 541-504-5000.

SAFE TRICK-OR-TREAT: Trick-or-treat and show off costumes; free; 4-5:30 p.m.; Cougar Springs Assisted Living Center, 1942 S.W. Canyon Drive, Redmond; 541-316-4400.

TRICK-OR-TREAT ON SIXTH STREET: Downtown businesses hand out treats for Halloween; participating businesses will have pumpkins in the window; 4-7 p.m.; downtown Redmond; www.visitredmondoregon.com.

CANNED FOOD DRIVE: Youth collect canned food for the church’s Project Love Food Pantry and hygiene products, such as shampoo, soap and toothpaste for Full Circle Outreach Center Inc; 6 p.m.; Powell Butte Christian Church, 13720 S.W. State Highway 126, Powell Butte; 541-548-3066.

HAUNTING ON 31ST STREET: Annual haunted house presented by Hi-Torque Electric and the Husted family; free; donations appreciated; volunteers welcome for set-up and participation; dusk to 9:30 p.m., weather permitting; one block south of Salmon Ave., Redmond; 541-610-7424.

PUMPKIN CARNIVAL: An evening of fun, candy and more; donations of nonperishable food requested; 6-8:30 p.m.; Mountain View Fellowship Church, 1475 S.W. 35th St., Redmond; 541-923-0268.

HAUNT AT JUNIPER HOLLOW AND DARK INTENTIONS HAUNTED HOUSES: Fourth annual event features two haunted houses; recommended for ages 12 and older; proceeds benefit the Oregon Athletic & Educational Foundation; $12, $22 both haunts; 7 p.m.; Deschutes County Fair & Expo Center, 3800 S.W. Airport Way, Redmond; 541-382-2390 or www.scaremegood.com.

TUESDAY

Nov. 2

BEND GENEALOGICAL SOCIETY: in Williamson Hall, public welcome; free; Nov. 2, 10 a.m. “Beginning Genealogy,” 11:45 a.m. “Research Methods”; Rock Arbor Villa, 2200 N.E. U.S. Highway 20, Bend; 541-317-8978, 541-317-9553 or www.orgenweb.org/deschutes/bend-gs.

FREE CLOTHING: Community donations, free to those in need; 10:30 a.m.-3 p.m.; Redmond Public Library, 827 S.W. Deschutes Ave., Redmond; 541-508-6262.

PLANNING COMMISSION: Redmond Urban Area Planning Commission meeting, public welcome; 7 p.m., 716 S.W. Evergreen Ave.; agenda at www.ci.redmond.or.us.

Obituaries

Martha Georgia Grimes, of Redmond
Sept. 10, 1916 - Oct. 18, 201
Arrangements:Autumn Funerals-Redmond
541-504-9485, www.autumnfunerals.net
Services:Graveside service was held at Oct. 22 at Deschutes Memorial Gardens, Bend
Contributions may be made to Tumalo Community Church.

Robert Lloyd Jordan, of Redmond
Oct. 15, 1934 - Oct. 20, 2010
Arrangements: Redmond Memorial Chapel
541.548.3219, www.redmondmemorial.com
Services were held October 23, Redmond Memorial Chapel

Daryl L. Weigel, of Redmond
May 7, 1943 - Oct. 14, 2010
Arrangements: Autumn Funerals-Redmond
541-504-9485, www.autumnfunerals.net
Memorial Service: 1:30 pm, Sat., Oct. 30, 2010, VFW Hall 1836 Veterans Way, Redmond

Thomas “Tom” G. Hall, of Redmond
June 5, 1938 - Oct. 21, 2010
Arrangements: Redmond Memorial Chapel
541-548-3219
Services: Thursday, October 28, 2010, Graveside Camp Polk Cemetery, Sisters, 12:00 Noon.

Val Maurice Cummings, of Redmond
July 10, 1923 - Oct. 20, 2010
Arrangements:Autumn Funerals-Redmond
541-504-9485, www.autumnfunerals.net
No services planned.

Dick Mayfield, of Redmond
May 15, 1926 - October 19, 2010
Arrangements: Redmond Memorial Chapel
541.548.3219, www.redmondmemorial.com
Services: Family is arranging a family time together.

Thomas Gordon Hall
June 5, 1938 - October 21, 2010

Thomas Gordon Hall passed away quietly, surrounded by family last Thursday evening at St. Charles Medical Center in Bend, Oregon. He was 72.

Tom left this world in the same way he lived in it, with the dignified presence of an American cowboy.

Tom was born on June 5, 1938, in Oakland, California. He was raised to be a cowboy on the cattle ranches run by his father, Fred Hall, and his mother, Thelma Olsen-Hall.

The family moved to Oregon's Rogue Valley in 1940, where Fred ran a dairy farm and cattle ranch with the help of his son, who would haul the milk to town in a wagon pulled by a team of mules. Tom's sister, Darlene, was born not long after the family moved to Oregon.

In 1959, the family moved to Redmond, and Tom struck out on his own, beginning his career in sales and balancing that with his love of being a rodeo cowboy. He moved to Idaho in the early 1960s, where he sold vacuum cleaners and sewing machines door-to-door to finance his rodeo dreams in the RCA rodeo circuit, the predecessor of the PRCA. In the mid 1960s, Tom moved back to Redmond and began a career in car sales, roping steers and calves in rodeos and team roping in his spare time.

In the early 1970s, Tom met Patricia Lee Hammack, who Tom would later describe as the greatest love of his life. The couple married on March 25, 1974, at which time Tom adopted John and Ron, Patty's children from a previous marriage. Tom also embarked on a career in insurance sales, a profession in which he would continue until his passing. Tom and Patty raised their three children, John, Ron and Jay in Redmond, but they really raised their children on the rodeo trail. The family spent most weekends traveling and competing in rodeos all over the Pacific Northwest and as far as South Dakota, and Wyoming. Tom was proud to haze steers for each of his sons in the National High School Rodeo Finals in the steer wrestling event.

In his later years, Tom was a familiar competitor at many local team roping competitions. Tom also enjoyed going hunting and fishing with his family. He was also a collector of historic equestrian, and ranching equipment, as well as nostalgic items from his past.

Tom was preceded in his death by his father, Fred Hall in February of 2009, and by his sister, Darlene Hall-Keeney in 2007. He is survived by his wife, Patty; his three sons, John, Ron and Jay; as well as ten grandchildren

A celebration of life service will be held on Thursday, October 28, 2010, at 3:00 PM, at the Redmond VFW Hall, with a potluck dinner to follow. Please sign our guest book at www.redmondmemorial.com.


Dick Mayfield

May 15, 1926 - October 19, 2010

Dick Mayfield, age 84, died peacefully at his home in Redmond on Oct. 19, 2010, surrounded by his loved ones.

He was born at Shasta, CA on May 15, 1926, to

Joseph and Ruby Mayfield. He grew up in Gold Hills, OR, then moved to

Alfalfa, OR during his teen years. He met Maxine Danison in Alfalfa and was married in Rogue River where they lived until the early 50s. They moved to Central Oregon where Dick worked as a rancher, a mechanic, and became a small business owner. He enjoyed fishing, hunting, working on his ranch and researching Native American history. He treasured family and friends and sharing time with them.

He is survived by his wife of 64 years; sons, Ron (Etna, CA), Steve (Redmond), and daughter, Sue Perrigot (Bend); grandchildren, Casey (Etna, CA) Annie Lampella (Albany, OR), Shawn Caudell (Redmond), Steve Caudell (Portland, TN), Jacqueline Caudell (Bend), Jamie and Dustin Mayfield (Redmond) and numerous great- grandchildren; his sister, Marjory Florey (Central Point), and brother, Joe (Lakeview). Please sign our guest book at www.redmondmemorial.com

























October 19, 2010

Lan Su Yuan: Garden of Awakening Orchids

“The solidity of stone (yang) is balanced by the softness of water (yin).

When opposites–yin yang–are in balance, there is rejuvenating qi energy.”

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Leslie Pugmire Hole/Spokesman staff

Don’t look for many Chinese people in this Chinatown – it seems they’ve all moved across the river to southeast Portland.

But you can still see some evidence of the once-thriving community of Chinese immigrants and first-generation Americans: noodle shops and gift stores, food markets and apothecaries, and most prominent of all, a huge gateway arching over Northwest 4th Street, its fierce lions and vibrant colors demanding attention on busy Burnside Street.

Much less obvious but so much more representative of the culture is the Lan Su Chinese Garden, tucked a few blocks into Chinatown from the bustle of Burnside. The walled garden, which celebrated 10 years in Portland in 2010 (it was formerly known as the Portland Classical Chinese Garden) is the epitome of an urban oasis: just outside its calm interior are bars featuring drag queens, a tattoo parlor, a rescue mission, a check cashing shop and the bustling Saturday market.

Lan Su emulates the classical gardens of Suzhou, Portland’s sister city, which is thought by many to have the best gardens in China. As is typical for classical Chinese gardens, Lan Su is small, making the most of its single city block.

We Westerners may have a hard time not thinking of the well-known English novel, “The Secret Garden,” when approaching Lan Su’s tall exterior walls that give few hints to what lay inside.

Inside is Lake Zither, an 8,000-square-foot artificial pond surrounded by plants, a variety of buildings and walkways. In the brochure you are given when you buy a ticket, the aerial map of the garden looks like a small city, so complete the illusion.

Inside, the symbolism and lyricism is overpowering. It’s not just the little lake that is named but the courtyards and pavilions as well. Even the views have names and their poetry, outside of what they symboli ze, is undeniable: Tower of Cosmic Reflections, Locking the Moon Pavilion, Hall of Brocade Clouds, Half a Window in Lush Green and Painted Boat in Misty Rain.

Although all the plants from the garden were gathered in the U.S., more than 90 percent are indigenous to China. Here visitors can find ground orchids, voodoo lilies, ginger, jasmine, hydrangea, flowering plum, dozens of species of bamboo and numerous exotic trees and shrubs.

The garden is far from being all about growing things, however. Lan Su Yuan is laden with gorgeous architecture, art and literature in the form of snippets of poetry inscribed throughout.

Surprising details are everywhere. Slip your shoes off when you enter courtyards paved in intricate patterns of smooth river rock – not only is the workmanship amazing to behold but it feels great on your feet.

Look up as you approach the Hall of the Brocade Clouds; a structure exquisite beyond belief, to the “dragon fish” on the roof. Their nautical roots are thought to protect the hall from fire.

Lan Su is not exclusively about contemplation and visual beauty. It has a lovely teahouse on the second structure of the Tower of Cosmic Reflections that serves light meals and, of course, tea. And the garden offers a gift shop, restrooms and is handicapped accessible throughout.

The garden is open year-round and has something to offer visitors no matter what the season. You can find out what special events may be coming up or what’s expected to be in bloom by checking the Lan Su website, www.portlandchinesegarden.org.

If you go

Lan Su Chinese Garden

Where: NW 3rd and Everett, Portland

Hours: April 1-Oct . 31, 10 a.m.-6 p.m.; Nov. 1-March 31, 10 a.m.-5 p.m.

Cost: $8.50 adults; $7.50 seniors (62 and older); $6.50 students (6-18 and college students with ID); children five and under free

Website: www.Lansugarden.org


Event calendar

Babysitting class

Redmond Area Park and Recreation District partners with the American Red Cross to offer When I’m In Charge, a 2 ½- hour course that prepares your child to respond safely to a variety of situations when direct parent supervision is unavailable. Participants will role play answering phones and door situations, discuss gun and internet safety, and discuss personal safety and first aid situations. This is a very popular class for ages 8 to 11 so sign up early to reserve your spot. Course will be held 1-3:30 p.m., Saturday, Nov. 6. For additional questions or to register visit www.raprd.org or call 541-548-7275.

Performing arts space

Bend Performing Arts Center has announced it will begin producing in its brand new performance space. Dubbed “The Balcony Scene,” this space will feature local community actors in an intimate café style setting. The space will be used to present shorter, edgier, more sophisticated material aimed at audiences seeking a different theatrical experience. Ticketed at $10, the evening also offers the opportunity for budget conscious theatre goers to experience live theatre at a reasonable price. The center’s first production in The Balcony Scene will be a new one-act play titled “NERVE” by Adam Szymkowicz, in its Northwest premiere. “Nerve” is a twisted tale of Internet love that follows a couple on their first “live” date after meeting each other online. One secret after another is revealed as we peek in on their hilarious and peculiar journey into love, out of love, and back again. Each evening opens with live music. Local singer-songwriter Rod Dahl performs on Friday and Saturday evenings and Kayleb James performs on Thursdays. Doors open at 7 p.m. with music starting at 7:30, followed by “NERVE” at 8 p.m. The play runs Thursday through Saturday, Nov. 11-20. The Bend Performing Arts Center is located at 1155 S.W. Division St. Plenty of free parking is available.

Student concerts

Redmond High School student musicians fall concert will feature three bands and one percussion ensemble Oct. 26. District middle school musicians will perform Oct. 26 and an RHS choral concert is set for Oct. 27. All concerts begin at 7 p.m., are free, open to the public and at the Clyde Moore Auditorium, Redmond High School.

WEDNESDAY

Oct. 20

ANSWERS IN GENESIS: presented by Mike Riddle, public welcome; free; 7 p.m.; Calvary Chapel Redmond, 619 S.W. Ninth St., Redmond; 541-923-6614.

FIRE DISTRICT: Deschutes County Rural Fire Protection District No. 1 town hall; 6 p.m.; Terrebonne Community School; 1199 B Ave.; Terrebonne; 541-504-5000.

THURSDAY

Oct. 21

TEEN THURSDAYS, GAME DAY: Guitar Hero Contest, bring in your own games if rated E or T, snacks provided, for grades 6-12; 3 p.m.; Redmond Public Library, 827 S.W. Deschutes Ave., Redmond; 541-312-1050 or www.deschuteslibrary.org.

HAUNT AT JUNIPER HOLLOW AND DARK INTENTIONS HAUNTED HOUSES: Fourth annual event features two haunted houses; recommended for ages 12 and older; proceeds benefit the Oregon Athletic & Educational Foundation; Wednesdays and Thursdays: $10, $17 both haunts; Fridays and Saturdays: $12, $22 both haunts; 7 p.m.; Deschutes County Fair & Expo Center, 3800 S.W. Airport Way, Redmond; 541-382-2390 or www.scaremegood.com.

CRR FIRE: Crooked River Ranch Fire Protection District board of directors meeting; 6:30 p.m. public workshop; 7 p.m. meeting; agenda includes discussion of the CRR water company ballot measure; 6971 S.W. Shad Rd, Crooked River Ranch.

OREGON HUMANITIES LECTURE: “Seeding a Sense of Place: Science, Stories, and Smart Forest Policy,” a conversation with award-winning writer and editor Gail Wells; free; 7 p.m.; High Desert Museum, 59800 S. U.S. Highway 97, Bend; 541-382-4754 or www.highdesertmuseum.org.

FRIDAY

Oct. 22

CENTRAL OREGON WOMEN’S EXPO: Educational seminars, entertainment, cooking demonstrations, vendors, a fashion show and more; with keynote speaker Kathleen Flinn; followed by a bachelor auction, proceeds from which will benefit Grandma’s House; free admission; 11 a.m.-6 p.m.; Deschutes County Fair & Expo Center, 3800 S.W. Airport Way, Redmond; 541-385-7988 or www.celebratingeverywoman.info.

POTLUCK: Namaste Fellowship, a nonprofit organization located in Redmond that offers opportunity for people of all faiths and spiritual practices to enter into community for potlucks, discussion groups and sacred activism, call to RSVP and for location; free; 5:30 p.m.; Namaste Fellowship; 541-504-3151.

AUTHOR PRESENTATION: Robert Goldstein talks about his book “Riding with Reindeer,” with a slide show; free; 6:30 p.m.; Paulina Springs Books, 422 S.W. Sixth St., Redmond; 541-526-1491.

HAUNT AT JUNIPER HOLLOW AND DARK INTENTIONS HAUNTED HOUSES: Fourth annual event features two haunted houses; recommended for ages 12 and older; proceeds benefit the Oregon Athletic & Educational Foundation; Wednesdays and Thursdays: $10, $17 both haunts; Fridays and Saturdays: $12, $22 both haunts; 7 p.m.; Deschutes County Fair & Expo Center, 3800 S.W. Airport Way, Redmond; 541-382-2390 or www.scaremegood.com.

OREGON ARCHAEOLOGY CELEBRATION PRESENTATION: David Brauner presents “The Fur Trade Era at Champoeg”; free; 7-8:30 p.m.; Smith Rock State Park Visitor Center, 10260 N.E. Crooked River Drive, Terrebonne; 541-923-7551.

SATURDAY

Oct. 23

REDMOND GRANGE BREAKFAST: Featuring sourdough pancakes, eggs, ham, coffee and more; followed by a bazaar; $5, $3 ages 12 and younger; 7-10:30 a.m.; Redmond Grange, 707 S.W. Kalama Ave., Redmond.

GARDENING WORKSHOP: Redmond Greenhouse fall workshop on planting spring flowering bulbs; 11 a.m.-noon; 4101 S.Highway 97; 541-548-5418

WWOLF FARM WORK DAY: Willing Workers On Local Farms has organized a local farm community work day, visit the website for more information or e-mail with “WWOLF” in subject line to register; Oct. 23, 8 a.m. to dinnertime; j.lujan.exley@gmail.com or www.WWOLFpack.blogspot.com.

ATTRACTION SEMINAR: Based upon the “Abraham Teachings,” the experiential exercises of The Law of Attraction focus on allowing (versus resisting) the stream of abundance that surrounds us, location is 6 miles west of Tumalo, donations welcome, RSVP to Richard; 9 a.m.-5:30 p.m.; Cat-Scratch Acres, Tumalo; 541-389-4523 or www.GoldenBridgeSeminars.com.

CENTRAL OREGON WOMEN’S EXPO: Educational seminars, entertainment, cooking demonstrations, vendors, a fashion show and more; with keynote speaker Kathleen Flinn; free admission; 11 a.m.-6 p.m.; Deschutes County Fair & Expo Center, 3800 S.W. Airport Way, Redmond; 541-385-7988 or www.celebratingeverywoman.info.

FUR TRADE DAYS: Learn what it was like to be a fur trapper in 1831; talk to live trappers, see black-powder firearms, authentic cooking and more; included in the price of admission; $15 adults, $12 ages 65 and older, $9 ages 5-12, free ages 4 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.

GIIWAS, NATIVE AMERICANS AND CRATER LAKE: Explore the oral history of Giiwas (the Native American name for Crater Lake, as passed down by the tribal members who lived through the eruption of Mount Mazama, which created the lake more than 7,000 years ago), speaker Perry Chocktoot; included in the price of admission; $15 adults, $12 ages 65 and older, $9 ages 5-12, free ages 4 and younger; 1 p.m.; High Desert Museum, 59800 S. U.S. Highway 97, Bend; 541-382-4754 or www.highdesertmuseum.org.

HAUNT AT JUNIPER HOLLOW AND DARK INTENTIONS HAUNTED HOUSES: Fourth annual event features two haunted houses; recommended for ages 12 and older; proceeds benefit the Oregon Athletic & Educational Foundation; Wednesdays and Thursdays: $10, $17 both haunts; Fridays and Saturdays: $12, $22 both haunts; 7 p.m.; Deschutes County Fair & Expo Center, 3800 S.W. Airport Way, Redmond; 541-382-2390 or www.scaremegood.com.

MIDDLE SCHOOL COSMIC SWIM: Fun time with friends, swimming, games, music and other activities, must have student ID to get in the door; $2.50; 8-10 p.m.; Cascade Swim Center, 465 S.W. Rimrock Way, Redmond; 541-548-7275.

SUNDAY

Oct. 24

FUR TRADE DAYS: Learn what it was like to be a fur trapper in 1831; talk to live trappers, see black-powder firearms, authentic cooking and more; included in the price of admission; $15 adults, $12 ages 65 and older, $9 ages 5-12, free ages 4 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.

BENEFIT CONCERT: The Cabaret Connection presents “My Favorite Sacred Songs, African-American Spirituals, Classical, Bluegrass, Celtic & Contemporary,” a benefit for the Redmond Community Food Pantry, tickets on sale Sept. 29 through Redmond Chamber of Commerce 923-5191, Redmond Community Church 923-3023, and Bend Visitor Bureau 382-8048; $10; 6:30 p.m.; Redmond Community Church Auditorium, 237 N.W. Ninth St., Redmond; 541-923-3023.

MIGRATING TOWARD JUSTICE: Augusto Cesar Castillo Obregon talks about migration and the impacts of free trade in Nicaragua; donations accepted; 7 p.m.; Trinity Episcopal Church, 469 N.W. Wall St., Bend; 541-633-7354.

MONDAY

Oct. 25

MIGRATING TOWARD JUSTICE: Augusto Cesar Castillo Obregon talks about migration and the impacts of free trade in Nicaragua; free; 11:30 a.m.; Central Oregon Community College, Pioneer Building, 2600 N.W. College Way, Bend; 541-318-3726.

TUESDAY

Oct. 26

CITY COUNCIL: Redmond City Council meetings; 6:45 a.m. and 7 p.m.; 777 S.W. Deschutes Ave.; agendas at www.ci.redmond.or.us.

WEDNESDAY

Oct. 27

HAUNT AT JUNIPER HOLLOW AND DARK INTENTIONS HAUNTED HOUSES: Fourth annual event features two haunted houses; recommended for ages 12 and older; proceeds benefit the Oregon Athletic & Educational Foundation; Wednesdays and Thursdays: $10, $17 both haunts; Fridays and Saturdays: $12, $22 both haunts; 7 p.m.; Deschutes County Fair & Expo Center, 3800 S.W. Airport Way, Redmond; 541-382-2390 or www.scaremegood.com.

SCHOOL BOARD: Redmond School Board meeting; listening session 3:30 p.m.; meeting 5:30 p.m.; Sage Elementary School, 2790 S.W. Wickiup Ave.; agenda at www.redmond.k12.or.us.

October 12, 2010

Event calendar

WEDNESDAY
Oct. 13
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.
HISTORICAL COMMISSION MEETING: Redmond Historical Commission; public welcome; 2 p.m.; Redmond Museum, 529 S.W. Seventh St.; agenda at www.ci.redmond.or.us
SCHOOL BOARD MEETING: Redmond School board; public welcome; 5:30 p.m.; Redmond High School, 675 S.W. Rimrock Way; agenda at www.redmond.k12.or.us
AIRPORT COMMISSION MEETING: Redmond Airport Commission; public welcome, 5:30 p.m.; Roberts Field terminal conference room; agenda at www.ci.redmond.or.us
FIRE DISTRICT BOARD MEETING: Board of directors, Deschutes County Rural Fire Protection District No. 1; public welcome; 7 p.m.; downtown station, 341 N.W. Dogwood Ave.; information 541-504-5000.
DIA DE LOS MUERTOS: Decorate your own sugar skull to take home, Hispanic Heritage Month Program, space is limited, registration recommended; 6 p.m.; Redmond Public Library, 827 S.W. Deschutes Ave., Redmond; 541-312-1055 or www.deschuteslibrary.org/calendar.

THURSDAY
Oct. 14
GOOD CHAIR, GREAT BOOKS: Read and discuss “Cry, the Beloved Country” by Alan Paton; bring a lunch; free; noon; Redmond Public Library, 827 S.W. Deschutes Ave., Redmond; 541-312-1061 or www.deschuteslibrary.org/calendar.
TEEN THURSDAYS, THE BEATS: Celebrate Teen Read Week with a beat poetry slam and make videos of your performances, grades 6-12; 3 p.m.; Redmond Public Library, 827 S.W. Deschutes Ave., Redmond; 541-312-1050 or www.deschuteslibrary.org.
TRANSPORTATION COMMISSION MEETING: Central Oregon Area Commission on Transportation public meeting; 3-5 p.m.; Central Oregon Intergovernmental Council, 2363 S.W. Glacier Place, Redmond; agenda at www.coic.org/cd/coact.htm

FRIDAY
PUGH FUNDRAISER: Silent auction for Jamie Pugh will begin at 4 p.m. with the freshman football game; gift baskets and other items available for bid at the Pollock field gate through the varsity homecoming game. Look for balloons.

SATURDAY
Oct. 16
MUSIC IN PUBLIC PLACES: Featuring a performance by the Candlelight Chamber Players; free; 1 p.m.; Redmond Public Library, 827 S.W. Deschutes Ave., Redmond; 541-317-3941 or www.cosymphony.com.

SUNDAY
Oct. 17
KNIGHTS OF COLUMBUS OKTOBERFEST: The sixth annual event features live music, food and more; $15, $5 ages 6-12, free ages 5 and younger; 1-6 p.m.; St. Edward the Martyr Church, 123 Trinity Way, Sisters; 541-549-2078 or www.stedwardsisters.org.

MONDAY
Oct. 18
RETIRED EDUCATORS: Central Oregon Retired Educators, lunch, program and business meeting; bring scissors to make fleece comfort blankets, three cans of food for the food bank and granola bars for the schools; cost for lunch is $8.50; 11:30 a.m.; Zion Lutheran Church, Southwest 11th Street and Black Butte Boulevard, Redmond; information Barbara Rich, 541-548-2545.
PUBLIC FORUM: Co-sponsored by the League of Women Voters, the Deschutes Public Library and the Redmond AAUW, forum for Redmond City Council candidates and ballot measures 9-80 and 9-81, refreshments will be served; 5:15-7 p.m.; Redmond Public Library, 827 S.W. Deschutes Ave., Redmond; 541-312-1050.

TUESDAY
Oct. 19
PUBLIC FORUM: Sponsored by the League of Women Voters, forum for commissioner position #1, takes place in the Barnes room; 12:15-1:15 p.m.; Deschutes County administration building, 1300 N.W. Wall St., Bend.
PUBLIC ART: Redmond Commission for Art in Public Places; public welcome; 4:30 p.m.; conference room A, city hall, 716 S.W. Evergreen Ave. Agenda at www.ci.redmond.or.us
PLANNING: Redmond Urban Area Planning Commission; public welcome; 7 p.m.; conference room A, city hall, 716 S.W. Evergreen Ave.; agenda at www.ci.redmond.or.us

THURSDAY
Oct. 21
TEEN THURSDAYS, GAME DAY: Guitar Hero Contest, bring in your own games if rated E or T, snacks provided, for grades 6-12; 3 p.m.; Redmond Public Library, 827 S.W. Deschutes Ave., Redmond; 541-312-1050 or www.deschuteslibrary.org.
OREGON HUMANITIES LECTURE: “Seeding a Sense of Place: Science, Stories, and Smart Forest Policy,” a conversation with award-winning writer and editor Gail Wells; free; 7 p.m.; High Desert Museum, 59800 S. U.S. Highway 97, Bend; 541-382-4754 or www.highdesertmuseum.org.

Crooked River Roundup Queen tryouts scheduled
The Rodeo and Race Meet Queen tryouts will take place Sunday, Nov. 14 at 9:30 a.m. at the Crook County Fairgrounds indoor arena. This is an opportunity for young ladies to compete for the title of 2011 Crooked River Roundup Queen. The competition is open to young ladies who live in Oregon and are between the ages of 17 and 26 at the time of tryouts. The queen will have the opportunity to represent the Crooked River Roundup around Oregon in various rodeos, interviews, parades and other promotional activities.
Interested applicants can contact Amorita Anstett at 541-604-0994 or pamorita_@hotmail.com for more information. Applications are available on the Roundup website at www
.crookedriverroundup.com, on the Queen page.

Auditions, rehearsals slated for two plays
Tryouts and rehearsals are under way for BTYP’s Fall Play Production Class and Annual Holiday Musical “Storybook Christmas.” Thiel Larson is again directing the Holiday Musical, with scheduled performances at 7 p.m. Friday, Dec. 3, and 2 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 4. Grades three through nine are welcome to participate. Cost is $180 and includes classes Mondays and Thursdays, from 4-5:30 p.m., through Dec. 4 at First Presbyterian Church, 230 N.E. Ninth St., behind Bend High School. No experience is necessary, but attendance is mandatory. For more information, call 541-419-1395 or visit www.bendtheatre.org.
Auditions for Ken Ludwig’s “Moon Over Buffalo” will be held Oct. 18 and 19 at 7 p.m. at Cascades Theatrical Company, 148 N.W. Greenwood Ave., in Bend. Cast requirements are four men and four women. The director is Deborah DeGrosse. Call 541-389-0803 for details.
Park district offers activities for children
Redmond Area Park and Recreation District offers many activities for children of all ages, and even some for adults. One of the popular activities is Toddler Art , a creative, fun experience for 3- to 4-year-olds that allows them to dabble in the world of art with their fingers and toes. Each session offers a different art experience . Parents are required to participate, at no additional cost — this is a great time for parents to roll up their sleeves or pants and have fun with their toddlers. Wear clothes made to get messy.
Sessions are on Wednesday at the RAPRD Activity Center. There are sessions in October, November and December. Pick up the Fall Activity Guide or visit the website at www.raprd.org for more information. Sign up by calling 541-548-7275 or fax to 548-6067.

Halloween and other fall fun


13 Days of Terror haunted house
The Oregon Athletic and Educational Foundation is sponsoring the fifth year of the haunted house fundraiser “The 13 Days of Terror” at the Deschutes County Fair and Expo Center, Oct. 14-16, 21-23, and 27-31. The ticket booth opens at 6:30 p.m. each evening and doors open at 7. The haunted house is recommended for ages 12 and older. Tickets may be purchased online at www.scaremegood.com, at Halloween Headquarters at Bend Factory Stores or at 541-382-2390. Prices range from $10 to $17.
Howl-O-Ween at HSR
A special Howl-O-Ween Event for adults, children and pets will be held Oct. 30 to benefit the Humane Society of Redmond.
The festivities run from noon to 3 p.m. and will include pet photos, a costume contest, old-fashioned cupcake walk, dog trick contest, dog smile and tail wag contest, and dog games. The event will be held behind the shelter at the HSR Event Center, at 1355 N.E. Hemlock Ave.
“Evil Dead the Musical”
The show runs through Oct. 30. A Rocky Horror-style resurrection of last year’s production is filled with evil puns and campy songs. “Evil Dead the Musical” appeals to a wide variety of audiences but does contain strong language and content.This year’s show features a “Splatter Zone” section in the front row. Fake blood flies, so patrons may not want to wear their nicest clothes.
Thursday through Saturday shows are at 8 p.m. with Sunday matinees at 5 p.m. The show closes on Halloween Eve with a 7 p.m. and midnight show. There is a special discounted show on Wednesday, Oct. 13, when all seats are $13. Regular prices are $25 for Splatter Zone, $20 adult, $18 student and senior and can be purchased online at www.2ndstreettheater.com or by calling the box office and leaving a message at 541-312-9626. 2nd Street Theater is located at 220 N.E. Lafayette in Bend.
DD Ranch
DD Ranch is a great place for families to pick out pumpkins. The ranch sells an assortment of produce, including u-dig potatoes and u-pick corn.
The Kids’ Korral has activities for youngsters, including a super slide, a hay maze, swings and a tunnel. The petting zoo features alpacas, oxen, donkeys, llamas, chickens, bunnies and two calves. From Friday to Sunday, the ranch offers hay and pony rides and opens up its cafe, which serves hamburgers and hot dogs featuring beef raised on the ranch.
Hookey Daze for preschool to high school kids, runs Oct. 15- 22.
$5 will provide Kids Korral, hayride (1:30, 2:30, 3:30 p.m. only), and a hot dog with a bag of chips and a small drink.
When: 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. through Oct. 31
Where: 3836 N.E. Smith Rock Way, Terrebonne
Cost: Admission is free; pony rides cost $5; admission to the Kids’ Korral costs $3.50; hay rides cost $3
Contact: 541-548-1432 or www.ddranch.net

Central Oregon Pumpkin Co.
The Central Oregon Pumpkin Co. is most famous for its giant corn maze. This year’s pattern, called Jurassic Ranch, features dinosaurs. But the maze is just one of many features families can enjoy. Families can launch pumpkins from a giant cannon, take a ride on the zoo train, visit the hay fort and enjoy a pony ride. The animal house petting zoo has more animals in a new space.
When: Now through Oct. 31
• Pumpkin patch: Noon to 6 p.m. Mondays to Fridays; 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturdays and Sundays
• Corn maze: 3 to 7 p.m. Fridays, 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. Saturdays and 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Sundays
Where: 1250 N.E. Wilcox Ave., Terrebonne
Cost: Admission and market are free; maze costs $7.50 ages 12 and older, $5.50 ages 6-11, free ages 5 and younger; other activities are available on weekends, including zoo train, pumpkin cannon, petting zoo and pony rides; prices vary.
Contact: 541-504-1414 or www.pumpkinco.org

Halloween night

Fall Family Festival
Everyone is welcome at Highland Baptist Church’s Fall Family Festival. The event runs from 4 to 7 p.m. and will include carnival games and prizes for all ages, candy and treats at the Trunk or Treat in the parking lot, and dinner for a dollar in the gym.
The church is located at 3100 S.W. Highland Ave. in Redmond.

Cougar Springs trick-or-treating
Cougar Springs Senior Living Community will provide trick-or-treating from 4-5:30 p.m. Cougar Springs is located at 1942 S.W. Canyon Drive in Redmond.

Treat youth group with donations
Starting at 6 p.m., the youth of Powell Butte Christian Church will be collecting canned food and hygiene products for donation to Full Circle Outreach Center Inc. ( www.yourfullcircle.org) and Powell Butte Christian Church — Project Love Food Pantry. Hygiene products (shampoo, soap, toothpaste etc..) will be donated to Full Circle; canned foods will be donated to PBCC Project Love Food Pantry.

Visit the fire station
Redmond Fire and Rescue will hold its annual Halloween event on Halloween afternoon. All ages are welcome to attend at the downtown Redmond Fire Station, located at 341 N.W. Dogwood Ave. The event is free and runs from 3-7 p.m. Ride a fire engine, play fun games, learn tips on how to be safe, eat goodies, and trick-or-treat. Call Redmond Fire & Rescue at 541-504-5000 with any questions.

Downtown trick-or-treating
The Redmond Chamber of Commerce, city of Redmond and local merchants on Sixth Street are bringing trick-or-treating downtown for Halloween. Downtown businesses will be handing out candy and treats from 3-6 p.m.
Businesses outside of downtown are encouraged to come downtown and participate as well. Call 541-923-5191 for details.

Obituaries

Evelyn Helen Barker, of Eugene, Ore. (formerly Crooked River Ranch)
Dec. 17, 1917 - Oct. 4, 2010

Arrangements: Deschutes Memorial Chapel
541-382-5592, www.deschutesmemorialchapel.com
Family Celebration of Life at a later date.
Contributions may be made to: Puppets & Praise Ministries, P.O. Box 970, Redmond, OR 97756.

Florence Evelyn Redding, of Madras
Nov. 13, 1931 - Oct. 8, 2010
Arrangements:Autumn Funerals - Redmond
541-504-9485, www.autumnfunerals.net
No services are scheduled at this time

Duaine J. “Bud” Birkhofer
August 12, 1924 - October 4, 2010
On August 12, 1924, Hans and Doris (Mathys) Birkhofer welcomed their son “Bud” into the world in Dow City, Iowa. In 1936 the Birkhofer
family traveled to Ajlune, WA. Life in rural western Washington was hard recovering from the Great Depression, but the work ethic that was
instilled by his father and mother lasted Bud’s entire life. Bud was a 3-year letterman in baseball at Mossyrock High School. Bud was an avid
baseball fan his entire life and was thrilled to have attended a professional baseball game in Seattle at the Kingdome.
In 1942 Bud and two friends from Mossyrock, Wash., enlisted in the United States Marine Corps. Bud was selected to be a part of the slowspeed
radio communication battalion. He proudly served with the 3rd Radio Intelligence Platoon in the Marshall Islands intercepting Japanese
code. This elite unit broke the code where Japanese Admiral Hirohito was travelling and, subsequently, Hirohito was shot down by
American pilots. This has been reported to have been the beginning of the end of Japanese involvement in WWII. Bud and his wife, Gayle,
attended many reunions of the 3rd Radio Intelligence Platoon.
Bud and Gayle were the proud parents of three children. John (Penny) of Boring, OR; Keith (Sheila) of Winlock, WA; and Launi (Bruce)
Cross of Redmond. Numerous grandchildren and great-grandchildren gave Bud and Gayle a lot of joy in their lives.
Bud is survived by two wonderful sisters and brothers-in-law, Marilyn and Bob Swanson, Alexandria, VA; and Bernice and Warren Quinn, of Kenmore, WA.
Bud followed his father’s love of animals and was a partner with Hans in several farms and dairies. Bud was an avid reader his entire
life. He worked for Stocklin Supply Company as a salesman of animal health products for many years. In 1976 Bud was one of the original
owners of Central Oregon Ranch Supply. After selling his ownership of CORS, he was a frequent visitor and advisor to the store’s owners.
Bud’s love of the livestock industry was evident as he attended most ranch auctions in Central Oregon and was a sought-after advisor to many ranchers. Bud’s quick wit and jokes will be missed by all who knew him. Bud always enjoyed being in attendance at the Red Bluff Bull and Gelding Sale and especially the sale at Thomas Angus Ranch. Bud and Bob Thomas attended grade school in Iowa together and were life-long friends.
A memorial service will be held at Redmond Memorial Chapel, 717 SW 6th Street, Redmond on Saturday, October 9th at 1 PM.
In lieu of flowers please consider making a donation to the Marine Corps League or The Oregon Humane Society.
Sign our guest book at
www.redmondmemorial.com

October 5, 2010

Event calendar

Skate park maintenance
Redmond Skate Park will be closed for maintenance Oct. 11-15. City crews will be doing erosion control work on the rims of the features, said parks supervisor Curt Petersen.
Information: 541-504-2000

“Evil Dead the Musical 2010”
2nd Street Theater and Coffman Vision Clinic present this “Rocky Horror”-style resurrection of last year’s production through Oct. 30, which appeals to a wide variety of audiences. It does contain strong language and content, and this year’s show features a “Splatter Zone” section in the front row. Fake blood flies, so patrons may not want to wear their nicest clothes.
Thursday through Saturday shows are at 8 p.m. with Sunday matinees at 5 p.m. The show closes on Halloween Eve with a 7 p.m. and midnight show. There is a special discounted show on Wednesday, Oct. 13 when all seats are $13. Regular prices are $25 for Splatter Zone, $20 adult, $18 student and senior and can be purchased online at www.2ndstreettheater.com or by calling the box office and leaving a message at 541-312-9626. 2nd Street Theater is located at 220 N.E. Lafayette in Bend.

Oregon Archaeology Celebration
In celebration and recognition of the 17th annual statewide Oregon Archaeology Celebration (OAC), Smith Rock State Park will again be hosting a special Friday evening series of presentations throughout the month of October.
These programs are open to the public and free of charge. The entire series of presentations will be held at the Visitor Center at Smith Rock, 10260 N.E. Crooked River Drive, in Terrebonne. The following sessions are from 7 to 8:30 p.m. and will feature a question and answer period at the conclusion of the presentation:
• Oct. 8, “The Confederated Tribes of Warm Springs, Yesterday, Today, and Tomorrow,” presented by staff from The Museum at Warm Springs.
• Oct. 15, “Oregon’s Earliest Inhabitants: Archaeological Investigations at the Paisley Caves,” presented by Dr. Dennis L. Jenkins, Museum of Natural and Cultural History, University of Oregon.
• Oct. 22, “The Fur Trade Era at Champoeg,” Dr. David Brauner, Professor Department of Anthropology, Oregon State University.
• Oct. 29, “Finding Fremont in Oregon,” Loren Irving, Historical Researcher, Deschutes Historical Museum.

Disc golf course reopened
Central Oregon Community College reopened its disc golf course on the west side of the Bend campus Oct. 2. The course had been closed due to the high fire danger in the region. The course will be monitored closely to ensure that all participants follow college rules related to smoking, drinking and littering. The course has been open since 2001 and is accessible to students and other members of the community at no charge. For information, contact Bill Douglass at 541-383-7794 or bdouglass@cocc.edu.

All ages rock climbing offered by Park District
The Redmond Area Park and Recreation District offers many programs for youth and adults. After school enrichment programs, rock climbing, swim lessons, music, quilting, arts and crafts are some of the offerings.
The last rock climbing session for the fall is scheduled for Oct. 23 at Smith Rock State Park. Ages 7 and up are invited, and this outing is a great start for those trying outdoor rock climbing for the first time. The day is all about having a good time while getting acquainted with the equipment and techniques used in rock climbing. Many routes are as easy as climbing a ladder. And participants can challenge themselves on routes ranging in height from 40 to 100 feet with the security of a top-rope and under the supervision of a professional climbing guide. Those wanting to push their limits can be accommodated. All equipment is provided. A waiver/release needs to be completed prior to the climb. Participants are responsible for their own transportation to the park.
Sign up for programs by calling 541-548-7275 or visit

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.
REDMOND COUNCIL OF LIBRARY TEENS MEETING: meets the first Wednesday of each month, plan library activities, community service projects, book sharing and more, new members always welcome, grades 6-12; 3 p.m.; Redmond Public Library, 827 S.W. Deschutes Ave., Redmond; 541-312-1050 or www.deschuteslibrary.org.
GENERAL FEDERATION OF WOMEN’S CLUBS: 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.

THURSDAY
Oct. 7
PUBLIC INFORMATIONAL MEETING, LUNCHEON: Don Webber, emergency services manager with the Deschutes County Sheriff’s Office, will speak about local hazards and disaster preparedness, sponsored by the League of Women Voters; event is free, buffet costs $7.99; 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m.; King Buffet, 2050 N.E. Third St., Bend; 541-388-2988.

FRIDAY
Oct. 8
“DARWIN’S LEGACY — 200 YEARS OF INSIGHTS AND CHALLENGES”: Featuring “Evolution of Human and Primate Behavior” with Frances White; $10, $3 students, $8 members of the Sunriver Nature Center & Observatory; 6:30 p.m.; Sunriver Nature Center & Observatory, 57245 River Road, Sunriver; 541-383-7257.

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.
HOPTOBERFEST: Five Pint Mary plays at Cross Creek Cafe, an upbeat rollicking band with their own unique blend of Celtic folk rock and an edge of Irish Punk; free; play beer keg frisbee to win prizes; 2 p.m.; kid and dog friendly; 507 S.W. 8th St.
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.

MONDAY
Oct. 11
LATINO FAMILY NIGHT: Refreshments provided. Spanish speaking staff available; 5-7 p.m.; Redmond Public Library, 827 S.W. Deschutes Ave., Redmond; 541-312-1050.
NOCHE DE LA FAMILIA: story time program presented in Spanish, Hispanic Heritage Month Program, an early literacy story time for children ages 0-5 with a parent or caregiver, presented in Spanish, includes making a piñata; 6-7:30 p.m.; Redmond Public Library, 827 S.W. Deschutes Ave., Redmond; 541-312-1050.
DURAC: Downtown Urban Renewal Advisory Committee meeting, public welcome; 5 p.m., city hall, 716 S.W. Evergreen Ave.; agenda at www.ci.redmond.or.us.
THE SPEAKEASY: An open mic storytelling event; stories must be no longer than eight minutes; October’s theme is “Scary Stories”; $5; 7 p.m.; Bend Performing Arts Center, 1155 S.W. Division St., Bend; 541-977-5677.

TUESDAY
Oct. 12
PUBLIC FORUM: Co-sponsored by the League of Women Voters of Deschutes County and the Deschutes Public Library, in the Brooks room, for State Representative Districts 53 and 54 candidates; 5:15-7 p.m.; Bend Public Library, 601 N.W. Wall St., Bend; 541-312-1037.
CITY COUNCIL: Redmond City Council meetings, public welcome; 6:45 a.m. and 7 p.m., council chambers, 777 S.W. Deschutes Ave. Agenda at www.ci.redmond.or.us.
SAVING KENYA’S RENOWNED WILDLIFE: Featuring a slide show and stories of black rhinos, lions and other endangered wildlife in Kenya and Namibia; free; 7 p.m.; The Environmental Center, 16 N.W. Kansas Ave., Bend; 541-389-0785.

WEDNESDAY
Oct. 13
REC DISTRICT: Redmond Area Park and Recreation District board of directors meeting, public welcome; 6:30 a.m., Cascade Swim Center, 465 S.W. Rimrock Way. Agenda at www.raprd.org.
HISTORY: Redmond Historical Commission meeting, public welcome; 2 p.m., Redmond Museum, 529 S.W. Seventh St,; agenda at www.ci.redmond.or.us.
AIRPORT COMMISSION: Redmond Airport Commission meeting, public welcome; 5:30 p.m., Roberts Field terminal conference room. Agenda at www.ci.redmond.or.us.
SCHOOL BOARD: Redmond School Board meeting, public welcome; 5:30 p.m., Redmond High School, 675 S.W. Rimrock Way. Agenda at www.redmond.k12.or.us.
FIRE BOARD: Deschutes County Rural Fire Protection District No. 1 board of directors meeting; public welcome; 7 p.m., downtown station, 341 N.W. Dogwood Ave. Information: 541-504-5000
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.
DIA DE LOS MUERTOS: Decorate your own sugar skull to take home, Hispanic Heritage Month Program, space is limited, registration recommended; 6 p.m.; Redmond Public Library, 827 S.W. Deschutes Ave., Redmond; 541-312-1055 or www.deschuteslibrary.org/calendar.

THURSDAY
Oct. 14
GOOD CHAIR, GREAT BOOKS: Read and discuss “Cry, the Beloved Country” by Alan Paton; bring a lunch; free; noon; Redmond Public Library, 827 S.W. Deschutes Ave., Redmond; 541-312-1061 or www.deschuteslibrary.org/calendar.
TEEN THURSDAYS, THE BEATS: Celebrate Teen Read Week with a beat poetry slam and make videos of your performances, grades 6-12; 3 p.m.; Redmond Public Library, 827 S.W. Deschutes Ave., Redmond; 541-312-1050 or www.deschuteslibrary.org.

SATURDAY
Oct. 16
MUSIC IN PUBLIC PLACES: Featuring a performance by the Candlelight Chamber Players; free; 1 p.m.; Redmond Public Library, 827 S.W. Deschutes Ave., Redmond; 541-317-3941 or www.cosymphony.com.

MONDAY
Oct. 18
PUBLIC FORUM: Co-sponsored by the League of Women Voters, the Deschutes Public Library and the Redmond AAUW, forum for Redmond City Council candidates and ballot measures 9-80 and 9-81, refreshments will be served; 5:15-7 p.m.; Redmond Public Library, 827 S.W. Deschutes Ave., Redmond; 541-312-1050.

TUESDAY
Oct. 19
PUBLIC FORUM: Sponsored by the League of Women Voters, forum for commissioner position #1, takes place in the Barnes room; 12:15-1:15 p.m.; Deschutes County administration building, 1300 N.W. Wall St., Bend.

Obituaries

Louise Alberta Gerlach, of Redmond
Dec. 25, 1922 - Oct. 2, 2010
Arrangements: Autumn Funerals-Redmond
541-504-9485, www.autumnfunerals.net
Memorial service Saturday October 9, at 11 am
The Masonic Center #154,
627 SW 7th St., Redmond
Refreshments will follow afterwards.

Thomas Patrick Kelley, of Terrebonne
May 16, 1954 - Sept. 30, 2010
Arrangements: Autumn Funerals-Redmond
541-504-9485, www.autumnfunerals.net
Memorial and Bluegrass Jam to be held at a later date. Details yet to be finalized.





Welcome to Redmond online

Our Welcome to Redmond guide 2010 is now available for online users. Follow the link at the top of the page to view 60-plus pages of information about living and working in Redmond.