SCHOOLS: Redmond School Board meeting, listening session 4 p.m., meeting 5:30 p.m.; John Tuck Elementary, 209 N.W. 10th St. Agenda at www.redmond.k12.or.us
FIRE DISTRICT: board of directors of Deschutes County Rural Fire Protection District No. 1 will meet to work on annexation transition issues; 7 p.m.; downtown station, 341 N.W. Dogwood Ave. Information: 541-504-5000
ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT: Redmond Development Commission meeting; 3:30 p.m.; city hall, 716 S.W. Evergreen Ave. Agenda at www.ci.redmond.or.us
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.
LINDY LOU GRAVELLE: Crooner Lindy Lou Gravelle will perform; Brassie’s Bar, 5:30-8:30 p.m.; Niblick and Greene’s, 7535 Falcon Crest Drive #100, Redmond; 541-548-4220.
AUTHOR PRESENTATION: Redmond author Jo Ann Senior speaks about “Understanding Persuasive Strategies” at the Central Oregon Writers Guild’s meeting, open to the public; free; 6:30-9 p.m.; Central Oregon Community College, Redmond campus, 2030 S.E. College Loop, Redmond; 541-923-0896, firstname.lastname@example.org or www.CentralOregonWritersGuild.com.
RENT: BEAT performs the hit musical; $15, $10 students 18 and younger; 7:30 p.m.; 2nd Street Theater, 220 N.E. Lafayette Ave., Bend; 541-419-5558 or www.beatonline.org.
COUNTRY CHRISTMAS BAZAAR: Western theme decor, wreaths, ornaments, metal art, homespun crafts, barn wood decor, jewelry, , horseshoe art, honey, baked goods and much more. Will be accepting non-perishable food items for the church’s food bank; 9 a.m.-7 p.m.; Smith Rock Community Church, 8344 11th St., Terrebonne; 541-923-3633.
CANDY CANE BAZAAR: crafted items by local artists; 9 a.m.-4 p.m., 1515 N.W. Lower Bridge Way, Terrebonne; 541-548-1538.
GIFT BAZAAR: Quilts, craft and wooden toy sale, 8 a.m.-4 p.m.; Redmond Assembly of God Church, 1865 W. Antler. Ave.
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.
MAI HYMAN: Local act performs; 6:30 p.m.; Cross Creek Cafe, 507 S.W. 8th St., Redmond; 541-548-2883.
LINDY LOU GRAVELLE: Crooner Lindy Lou Gravelle, Brassie’s Bar, located inside the restaurant; 7-10 p.m.; Niblick and Greene’s, 7535 Falcon Crest Drive #100, Redmond; 541-548-4220.
GIFT BAZAAR: Quilts, craft and wooden toy sale, 8 a.m.- 4 p.m.; Redmond Assembly of God Church, 1865 W. Antler. Ave.
CANDY CANE BAZAAR: crafted items by local artists; 9 a.m.-4 p.m., 1515 N.W. Lower Bridge Way, Terrebonne; 541-548-1538.
COUNTRY CHRISTMAS BAZAAR: Western theme decor, wreaths, mirrors, ornaments, metal art, homespun crafts, barn wood decor, jewelry, birdhouses, horseshoe art, honey, baked goods and much more. Will be accepting non-perishable food items for the church’s food bank; 9 a.m.-4 p.m.; Smith Rock Community Church, 8344 11th St., Terrebonne; 541-923-3633.
THE LAW OF 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, RSVP to Richard; donations accepted; 9 a.m.-5:30 p.m.; Cat-Scratch Acres, Tumalo; 541-389-4523 or www.GoldenBridgeSeminars.com.
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 www.wrcco.org. Attendees can have their photos taken by a professional photographer, refreshments for sale; advance tickets are $12 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.
DANCE: Live music by the High Desert Wranglers; members $4, non-members $6; 7-11 p.m.; VFW Hall, 1836 S.W. Veterans Way, Redmond; 541-548-4108.
POWELL BUTTE HOLIDAY CONCERT: Featuring Bronn & Kathryn Journey along with The Bells of Sunriver Handbell Choir; $8 in advance, $12 at the door; 7 p.m.; Powell Butte Christian Church, 13720 S.W. state Highway 126, Powell Butte; 541-548-3066 or powellbuttechurch.com.
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 www.deschuteslibrary.org/calendar.
MONDAY MOVIE MANIA: Watch the movie “Ramona and Beezus,” snacks provided. For ages 6-11 years; 1-3 p.m.; Redmond Public Library, 827 S.W. Deschutes Ave., Redmond; 541-312-1050.
MARY YOUNGBLOOD: A native flute concert; free; 4 p.m.; Central Oregon Community College, Wille Hall, 2600 N.W. College Way, Bend; 541-383-3782.
See 'Rent’ on stage
2nd Street Theater announces BEAT’s production of the hit musical “Rent.”
The show opened Nov. 12 and runs Thursday through Sunday through Nov. 28, with no show on Thanksgiving Day. Showtimes are 7:30 p.m. with 2 p.m. Sunday matinees. Tickets are available at www.beattickets.org or 541-419-5558 and cost $15 for adults and $10 for students 18 and under.
Also coming up are auditions for “Rainmaker,” directed by Susan Benson, Dec. 6 and 7, at 7 p.m. And “Love Laughter & Lucci” by Cricket Daniel, directed by Vanessa Farnsworth, will run Jan. 7-22. Please visit www.2ndstreettheater.com for more information.
Scout food drive
Redmond Cub Scouts, Girl Scouts and Boy Scouts will be conducting their annual Scouting for Food Drive on Saturday, Nov. 20. Please leave nonperishable food donations outside on your porch or curb by 9 a.m. Food will be delivered to the F.I.S.H Food Bank in Redmond for distribution to local families. Year-round, nonperishable food items can be donated directly to F.I.S.H., 536 S.W. 10th St., Redmond.
For information about this food drive or to learn more about Scouting, call 541-382-4647.
Giving Tree goes up
The Redmond Chamber of Commerce is working with the Salvation Army, Redmond Fire and Rescue and the Redmond School District to present the annual Giving Tree to help give disadvantaged children a wonderful Christmas memory. Beginning Tuesday, Nov. 23, the Giving Tree will be conveniently hosted at the Green Plow Coffee Roasters in downtown Redmond, located at 436 S.W. Sixth St. Gift tags on the tree have the children’s age, size, a Christmas wish and a need, such as socks or gloves, listed inside. Residents are encouraged to take a name off the Giving Tree, purchase an appropriate gift and return it unwrapped in a holiday bag to the Redmond Chamber of Commerce or to the Green Plow Coffee Roasters by Monday, Dec. 13. All gifts will be distributed on Friday, Dec. 17.
For more information contact Karen at 541-923-5191 or email@example.com.
Downtown charm stroll
The Redmond Chamber of Commerce & CVB present the Downtown Holiday Charm Stroll. Individuals are encouraged to collect a unique charm from participating businesses as a gift of thanks. Charms received are fun and reflect the business itself. The kickoff to the event begins at noon Friday, Nov. 26, and continues throughout the season while supplies last. Participating business hours vary in the week, so check back frequently. Pick up a map at any participating business with a Downtown Charm Stroll poster in the window. It is free to participate. For more details visit www.visitredmondoregon.com or contact Karen at 541-923-5191 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Home for the holidays
The Redmond Chamber of Commerce and downtown Redmond encourage everyone to come out to enjoy the festivities during the Home for the Holidays event Nov. 26, 27 and Dec. 4.
Enjoy holiday craft and food vendors, art, children’s activities, the Starlight Parade, the Christmas Tree Lighting Ceremony, time with Santa and more. For more details visit www.visitredmondoregon.com or call Karen at 541-923-5191.
Fido and Santa say cheese!
Pet photos with Santa can be taken in a free session at the Humane Society of Redmond’s Thrift and Gifts Store on Nov. 27, Dec. 4 and Dec. 11, from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Receive an e-mailed photo with a donation to the Shelter; additional photos and CD’s available for purchase.
The store is located at 1776 S. Hwy. 97. Call 541-923-8558 for more details.
Proceeds go to support the Humane Society of Redmond.
Festival of Trees returns
The Redmond-Sisters Hospice 27th annual Festival of Trees returns to the Deschutes County Fairgrounds Middle Sister this year on Saturday, Dec 4. The free event will run from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. and include the opportunity for viewing of trees, visits with Santa, children’s games, raffles and group entertainment. The evening gala event begins at 5 p.m. and includes heavy hors d’oeuvres, silent auction, raffles, door prizes and more. The live auction of trees begins at 7:30 sharp. Tickets for evening events are now on sale at Redmond-Sisters Hospice for $40 per ticket. The Festival of Trees raises important funds for many of the auxiliary programs offered by Redmond-Sisters Hospice. For more information about the festival or to purchase tickets, 541-548-7483.
Teddy Bear Tea
Children of all ages are invited to the eighth annual Teddy Bear Tea on Dec. 11 at the Juniper Golf Club in Redmond. Two seatings are available: 10 a.m. and noon. The event includes a holiday tea, a visit with Santa, story time with Mrs. Claus, and an appearance by the Cinnamon Bear. Tickets are available at Redmond-Sisters Hospice or by calling 541-548-7483. Seating is limited, advance purchase required. Ticket prices are $8.50 for adults and $12.50 for children. Children must be accompanied by an adult.
Babysitting class for teens at RAPRD
Launch your babysitting career with the help of the American Red Cross.
If you are 11 to 15 years old and want to become a babysitter, you can get the knowledge, skills and confidence to care for infants and school-aged children through Babysitter’s Training. The class takes place Saturday, Dec. 4, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. in the Cascade Swim Center Activity Room. Please bring a lunch. Cost is $35. Sign up early for this popular class by calling 541-548-7275, or visit www.raprd.org for more information.
Men’s rec basketball league signups
The registration deadline for Men’s City League Basketball is Dec. 16 — completed rosters and full payment are due. A late fee of $25 applies if deadline is missed. Seventh- and eighth-graders can sign up for Girls Youth Hoops, Boys Youth Hoops and Cheerleading for Youth Hoops with the same registration deadline. Call 541-548-7275 or visit www.raprd.org for more information.
Light up a Life ceremony
Join Redmond-Sisters Hospice for an evening of remembrance at annual “Light up a Life” ceremonies taking place in Redmond and Sisters. Events include candle lighting, photo presentations, ceremonial reading of names, holiday refreshments and music. Remembrance candles are also available for purchase. Ceremonies take place on Sunday, Dec. 12, from 4:30 to 5:30 p.m. at 732 S.W. 23rd St. in Redmond and on Thursday, Dec. 16, from 5 to 6 p.m. at 204 W. Adams St. in Sisters. This is a free event. For more information call 541-548-7483.
Learn to preserve
Want to learn how to safely can, dry or freeze your garden’s bounty? Oregon State University Extension Service invites you to enroll in Preserve@Home, an online food preservation class to teach individuals how to safely preserve a variety of food products. Participants learn how to produce high-quality preserved foods and the science behind food preservation and food safety. The registration deadline is Dec. 16.
The first class of the six-week course starts on Jan. 6, 2011. Each lesson includes online text (that can be downloaded and printed), an online bulletin board to facilitate student discussion, and a real-time weekly chat to interact with classmates and instructors. Topics to be covered include: Foodborne Illness — causes and prevention, Spoilage and Canning Basics, Canning High Acid Foods, Canning Specialty High Acid Foods — pickles, salsa, jams, jellies, etc., Canning Low Acid Foods, and Freezing and Drying. Supplemental materials this year will include materials on planting varieties for food preservation and cold storage and root cellaring.
OSU Extension/Deschutes County will provide a hands-on lab experience for Central Oregon participants at the Extension office in Redmond. Students will practice pressure and water-bath canning. The hands-on lab will be held on Saturday, Feb. 19, 2011.
Cost of the course is $50 plus the cost of required supplemental materials. Class size is limited. This course has been developed and is offered collaboratively with University of Idaho Extension Service. Call 541-548-6088 to reserve your space, and submit your registration materials by Dec. 16.
For more information visit http://extension.oregonstate.edu/deschutes/food-preservation or contact Glenda Hyde, OSU Extension faculty/instructor, at email@example.com, or call 541-548-6088.
Become a Master Gardener
Applications for the OSU Master Gardener™ Program in Central Oregon are now available. The program targets individuals interested in becoming a trained volunteer who wants to learn and share research-based gardening information. The program starts with 10 classes that meet on Saturdays from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., Jan. 15 through April 2, 2011, at OSU Cascades Hall on the COCC campus in Bend and continues with hands-on training through September. Applications must be received by Jan. 5. Cost is $275 and includes tuition, text book and supplies. Scholarships are available. And those only interested in classroom training can be accommodated. More information is available at http://extension.oregonstate.edu/deschutes.