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.
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
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.
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.
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.
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.
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
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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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.