December 28, 2010

Event listings

Learn Dreamweaver at COCC

COCC’s Community Learning department is offering two Dreamweaver classes.

Dreamweaver Beginner participants will learn how to create a website using Dreamweaver. The class will take place on Thursday evenings, Jan. 20, Jan. 27 and Feb. 3, from 6 to 9 p.m. Students must attend all classes. Cost is $89.

Dreamweaver Intermediate will teach participants advanced website navigation tools. This class will take place on two Saturday mornings, Feb. 12 and 19, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Cost is $89.

Location for both classes is the COCC Bend campus. Pre-registration is required. Call 541-383-7270 or visit

Special price now for Sisters Folk Festival

There are only a few days left to take advantage of the holiday pricing on the 2011 Sisters Folk Festival All-Events Pass. The last day to get the $75 price is Dec. 31, a $20 savings off the regular pass price. The All-Events Pass provides admission for all three days of music Sept. 9-11, 2011. The holiday pricing also includes a signed Dennis McGregor 2011 festival poster as part of the purchase.

Artistic Director Brad Tisdel has confirmed three acts thus far, including Welsh songwriter Martyn Joseph as the 2011 Sisters Folk Festival encore performer. Also on the bill for 2011 is Steve Forbert, a lyrical songwriter, and singer, songwriter and performer Mary Gauthier.

On Jan. 1, 2011, passes increase to $85. To order tickets for the Festival visit or call the Sisters Folk Festival at 541-549-4979, or e-mail:

Final plans are being made for the Sisters Folk Festival’s Winter Concert Series. The lineup includes the Steep Canyon Rangers on Jan. 10, Tom Russell on Feb. 4, and Moira Smiley and VOCO on Feb. 25, 2011. Both the Steep Canyon Rangers and Moira Smiley and VOCO will be conducting workshops for students and the community through the award-winning music and arts education program, the Sisters Americana Project.

Tickets are also available at Paulina Springs Books in Sisters and Redmond and FootZone in Bend. The price for all shows is $15 for adults for advance tickets and $10 for students, or $20 for adults and $12 for students at the door. An advanced series pass can be purchased for $40 for adults and $25 for students for all three shows. The Jan. 10 show starts at 8 p.m., the Feb. 4 and Feb. 25 shows start at 7 p.m., doors open at 6:30 p.m. For more information on the 2011 Sisters Folk Festival Winter Concert Series visit, or call 541-549-4979.

Redmond park and rec offers classes for kids

Dance classes for ages 3-12, Taekwondo for ages 6 and up, and archery for ages 8-13 are just a sampling of what Redmond Area Park and Recreation District is offering in the new year.

Sign up or learn more by calling 541-548-7275, fax to 541-548-6067, or visit

Open Studio series showcases artists

Each winter in a series of Saturday “Open Studio” events that are free and open to the public, Caldera presents the work of five to 15 professional artists from across the country. Upcoming Open Studio dates are Jan. 22, Feb. 19 and March 19, from 1-3 p.m. Open Studios take place in Caldera’s beautiful Arts Center at Blue Lake, just west of the town of Sisters.

The Open Studio series showcases works-in-progress by artists who have been awarded four-week stays at Blue Lake through Caldera’s Artist in Residence program. The artists, who have been selected through an application and jurying process, stay in a private cottage during their residency, and work in a studio or work space at Caldera’s Arts Center.

The Open Studio events may feature visual art, video presentations, theater, poetry, dance, readings or performances. Studios will be open for self-guided tours as well as scheduled talks, which begin at 1:20 p.m. by the artists. Refreshments and a warm fire in Caldera’s Hearth Arts Center are a tradition for these informal, friendly and often surprising events. Each month will be a different experience!

Caldera’s residency program, launched 10 years ago, helps support the creative endeavors of Oregonians, as well as attract new resources — artists, thinkers, scientists, naturalists — to Oregon. Over the years Caldera residents have created books, musical compositions, performances, paintings, films, sculptural works and photographic projects that are now a part of the cultural fabric of Oregon and the world. In addition to the Open Studio events, some artists in Caldera’s Residency Program contribute to Caldera’s Youth Program, visiting students in classrooms in Sisters Middle and High School and creating workshops for the Sisters community.

For more information visit

Donate used electronics for fundraiser

Donating your used cell phones/PDAs and inkjet cartridges can help raise much-needed funds for Redmond High School’s Future Business Leaders of America (FBLA) club.

Redmond FBLA is collecting used cell phones/PDAs and inkjet cartridges through Jan. 31, 2011, for the purpose of raising money to help pay for its student members’ district and state competitive skills events costs.

The organization will receive money from Phoneraiser for each item collected during the fundraiser. Phoneraiser is a company that specializes in recycling and refurbishing used technology. Your unwanted cell phones/PDAs and inkjet cartridges will be recycled in accordance with EPA regulations or refurbished and reused. Phoneraiser makes your unneeded technology available to those who can use it, while keeping it out of the landfill. If improperly disposed of, the cell phone/PDA can pollute up to 35,000 gallons of drinking water.

Donations may be tax deductible.

All cell phones/PDAs and inkjet cartridges are accepted. Drop-off boxes are located in the office areas of any one of the public schools in Redmond (elementary, middle and high schools).

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