November 9, 2010

Event calendar


Nov. 10

ENERGY EFFICIENCY FORUM: Anyone involved in agriculture and interested in the latest research and best practices will benefit, lunch will be served to registered participants; free; 11:30 a.m.-3 p.m.; Deschutes County Fair & Expo Center, 3800 S.W. Airport Way, Redmond; 541-954-3283,541-923-4358 or

"OUT IN THE SILENCE”: A screening of the film about the difficulties gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender people experience in small-town America; with a discussion with the director; free; 3-5 p.m.; Redmond Public Library, 827 S.W. Deschutes Ave., Redmond; 541-383-7412.

HISTORY: Redmond Historical Commission meeting, public welcome; 2 p.m., Redmond Museum, 529 S.W. Seventh St.; agenda includes discussion of the progress of the Redmond Historical Society, see agenda at

SCHOOL BOARD: Redmond School Board meetings; public welcome; listening session 4 p.m.; meeting 5:30 p.m.; Sage Elementary School, 2790 S.W. Wickiup Ave.; agenda items include public comments on bond savings recommendations, see agenda at

FIRE BOARD: Deschutes County Rural Fire Protection District No. 1, board meeting, public welcome; 7 p.m., main station, 341 N.W. Dogwood Ave. Information: 541-504-5000


Nov. 11

FREE DAY FOR MILITARY: Veterans can view museum exhibits for no charge; noon-4 p.m.; Redmond Museum, 529 S.W. Seventh St., Redmond; 541-504-3038.

A SIMON & GARFUNKEL RETROSPECTIVE: AJ Swearingen and Jonathan Beedle perform both classic and obscure songs from the band; $23-$37; 8 p.m.; Tower Theatre, 835 N.W. Wall St., Bend; 541-317-0700 or


Nov. 12

HOLIDAY BAZAAR AND CHILI FEED: 10 a.m.-4 p.m.; Des Chutes Historical Museum, 129 N.W. Idaho Ave., Bend; 541-389-1813.

GOOD CHAIR, GREAT BOOKS: Read and discuss “Jurassic Park” by Michael Crichton; free; noon; Redmond Public Library, 827 S.W. Deschutes Ave., Redmond; 541-312-1055 or

LIVE MUSIC: Allan Byer peforms all original Americana music; 7 p.m.; Green Plow Coffee Roasters, 436 S.W. Sixth St., Redmond; 541-516-1128.


Nov. 13

HOLIDAY BAZAAR: offering lunch from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m; 9 a.m.-3 p.m.; St. Thomas Parish Hall, 12th Street and Evergreen Avenue, Redmond; 541-923-3390.

HOLIDAY BAZAAR AND CHILI FEED: 10 a.m.-4 p.m.; Des Chutes Historical Museum, 129 N.W. Idaho Ave., Bend; 541-389-1813.

“FROM CHEYENNE TO PENDLETON”: A screening of the documentary about the rise and fall of the rodeo cowgirl, with filmmaker Steve Wursta; $5, free museum members; 7 p.m.; High Desert Museum, 59800 S. U.S. Highway 97, Bend; 541-382-4754, ext. 241 or


Nov. 14

REDMOND COMMUNITY CONCERT ASSOCIATION PERFORMANCE: Guy Few performs on the trumpet, piano and other instruments, with Stephanie Mara; $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


Nov. 16

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

PUBLIC ART: Redmond Commission for Art in Public Places meeting, public welcome; 4:30 p.m., city hall, 716 S.W. Evergreen Ave., agenda at

PLANNING COMMISSION: Redmond Urban Area Planning Commission meeting, public welcome; 7 p.m., city hall, 716 S.W. Evergreen Ave.; agenda at

“NATIVE AMERICAN RESEARCH — THE WARM SPRINGS TRIBE”: Bend Genealogical Society presents a program by Jane Kirkpatrick; free; 10 a.m.; Rock Arbor Villa, Williamson Hall, 2200 N.E. U.S. Highway 20, Bend; 541-317-8978, 541-317-9553 or



SCHOOL BOARD: Redmond School Board meetings; public welcome; listening session 4 p.m.; meeting 5:30 p.m.; John Tuck Elementary School, 209 N. 10th St.; see agenda at


Nov. 18

DOGS IN THE FOREST OPEN HOUSE: Deschutes National Forest hosts meeting for the community to discuss and explore ways for all recreation users and dog owners to interact responsibly and safely on trails and other areas; 5 p.m.; Bend Park & Recreation District Office, 799 S.W. Columbia St., Bend; 541-389-7275.


Nov. 19

AUTHOR PRESENTATION: Melany Tupper will discuss her book “The Sandy Knoll Murder”; free; 6:30 p.m.; Paulina Springs Books, 422 S.W. Sixth St., Redmond; 541-526-1491.


Nov. 20

HARMONY 4 WOMEN CONCERT: Tickets available at The Ticket Mill in Bend, The High Desert Gallery in Bend and Sisters, Paulina Springs Bookstore in Redmond and Sisters, Great American Home Furnishings in Redmond, Home Federal Bank and Riches & Rags in Prineville and online at Attendees can have their photos taken by a professional photographer, refreshments for sale; advance tickets are $12.00 for either show or $15 at the door; November 20, 2:30 and 7 p.m.; Summit High School, 2855 N.W. Clearwater Drive, Bend; 541-322-3300.


Nov. 21

DORIAN MICHAEL AND KENNY BLACKWELL: The mandolin and guitar duo performs; free; 2 p.m.; Redmond Public Library, 827 S.W. Deschutes Ave., Redmond; 541-312-1032 or

Winter activities at High Desert

The High Desert Museum has reduced rates for the winter and has a variety of special events scheduled. The new rates will be in effect through April 30 and are as follows: $10 adults, $9 ages 65 and older, and $6 ages 5-12. Members and ages 4 and younger are always free.

The museum is open 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. daily through April 30 and closed Thanksgiving, Christmas and New Year’s days.

A screening of the film “From Cheyenne to Pendleton: The Rise and Fall of the Rodeo Cowgirl” will take place Nov. 13 at 7 p.m. Cost is $5 for nonmembers. This film explores the lives of three rodeo pioneers: Bonnie McCarroll of Idaho, Bertha Blancett of Colorado, and Mabel Strickland of Washington, and what forced women out of the sport in 1929. Steve Wursta of Bend documents the 25-year legacy of women in rodeo. RSVP to or call 541-382-4754,ext. 241.

Food drive for NeighborImpact

Mt. Bachelor and Combined Communications, Premier West Bank, Newport Avenue Market, and The Central Oregon RV Dealers Association present the third annual Stuff the Bus Food Drive for NeighborImpact, now through Nov. 17.

Two Mt. Bachelor buses will be parked at locations throughout Central Oregon between 10 a.m. and 6 p.m., collecting nonperishable food donations. Locations include Premier West Bank in Bend and Redmond. The food collected during Stuff the Bus will go to more than 40 food pantries and meal sites throughout Central Oregon, including Madras, LaPine, Prineville and Sisters.

For a complete listing of locations for the Mt. Bachelor buses or to volunteer on a bus and help accept donations, please contact Sandy Klein at or 541-548-2380, ext. 148 or Rachel White at or 541-548-2380, ext. 144.

Rink open for winter

Seventh Mountain Resort’s outdoor ice skating rink will open to resort guests and the public for the winter season on Thanksgiving Day at 10 a.m.

Admission to the rink is $7 and skate rentals are $5. Special offers and events include a Two for Tuesday promotion that allows two people to skate for the admission price of one every Tuesday and Cosmic Skate, which features a DJ, prizes and disco music every Friday night from 7 to 10 p.m. Skaters wearing disco-themed costumes during Cosmic Skate are offered a $2 admission discount.

The rink’s hours of operation are: Mondays, 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. and 7 to 9 p.m.; Tuesdays, 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. and 7 to 9 p.m.; Wednesdays, 1:30 to 3:30 p.m.; Thursdays, 2 to 4 p.m. and 7 to 9 p.m.; and Fridays, 2 to 4 p.m. and 7 to 10 p.m. Weekends and Holidays the rink is open from 10 a.m. to noon, 12:30 to 2:30 p.m., 3 to 5 p.m., 5:30 to 7:30 p.m., and 8 to 10 p.m.

Ice skaters of all abilities can take lessons from the resort’s new ice skating instructor, Ashley Bedford. Bedford, a former competitive figure skater, competed internationally for seven years .

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