January 18, 2011

Event calendar

Living with chronic conditions

Do you or someone you know live with a health condition that affects daily life?

Workshops to achieve a healthier way of living for people with ongoing health conditions will be held in Deschutes, Crook and Jefferson counties. Redmond workshops will be offered on Thursdays, Feb. 24 to March 31, from 9:30 a.m. to noon. One series of classes and the book, “Living a Healthy Life with Chronic Conditions,” costs each participant $10.

A chronic health problem is one that you must learn to live with for many years, such as diabetes, emphysema, arthritis, migraine headaches and heart disease. A healthy way to live with a chronic condition is to work at overcoming the symptoms. The Living Well with Chronic Conditions program, sponsored by Living Well Central Oregon, is designed to complement and enhance medical treatment and disease management. Through the series of classes, participants will learn what they can do to feel better and manage their condition more effectively.

To receive Living Well class information, to register for classes or to see a full list of Living Well Central Oregon sponsors, call 541-322-7430 or visit www.livingwellco.org.

Farming for beginners

Do you want to farm? Are you already farming and want to enrich your skills?

The OSU Extension Service Small Farms Program presents a course to provide beginning specialty crop and livestock farmers with tools and knowledge to manage the biological and financial risks of farming. Participants will assess their farm enterprise and gain the ability to develop a whole farm plan.

This program targets farmers in their first five years of farm business. A mix of OSU faculty, experienced farmers and other professionals will present information and resources vital to developing a sustainable farm.

Topics Include: Dream It — Strategic Planning (define values, set goals, assess farm resources, create a farm plan); Do It — Farm Operations (irrigation, innovative equipment, labor, season extension); Grow It — Production (soil/composting, growing techniques, animal production, insects and disease); Manage It — Farm Finance (planning, accounting, bookkeeping systems, understanding financial statements); Sell It — Marketing Strategies (marketing plan, wholesale and direct strategies, innovative techniques); and Keep It — Managing Liability (insurance, food safety, risk management).

Classes will be held on Wednesdays — Jan. 26, Feb. 2, 16, 23, March 2, 9 — from 5 to 9 p.m. at OSU/Deschutes Extension Office, 3893 S.W. Airport Way, in Redmond. Cost is $200 per person or $350 for two people from the same farm. Scholarships are available.

Registration deadline is Jan. 21. Register online at http://smallfarms.oregonstate.edu/central-oregon-growing-farms-workshop-series or call 541-548-6088, ext. 7957.

Registration includes more than 40 hours of education and information; a farm tour on Saturday, Feb. 12, Living on a Few Acres Conference, March 5; workbook, resources and light meals.

Workshop on nonviolent responses

A number of local faith communities and peace groups have joined together to co-sponsor a two-session workshop series on violent realities, nonviolent responses.

Interested individuals are invited to embrace nonviolent living at First Presbyterian Church, 230 N.E. Ninth St., in Bend, from 2 to 4:30 p.m. on Jan. 23 and 30.

Students will participate with experienced local facilitators to learn about how to respond to the violence that lurks just below the surface in our society. Each session will be interactive with lots of participant involvement including break-out groups, a variety of activities, and some recommended homework. Both sessions promise to be lively and enjoyable as well as educational. The course is intended for diverse people from seventh grade through retirees, faith- and conscience-based individuals seeking growth in spiritually-based nonviolent living. The series is designed to be comfortable for those from any faith tradition, or none. Participation of students is especially encouraged.

A $25 donation is requested for the “Engage” book, for those who do not have it; or $10, from those who already have it, to help toward expenses. No one will be turned away for lack of funds. Pre-registration is recommended, to assure an adequate supply of materials, but not required. For more information and registration visit www.pcoco.org.

Student art deadline

The deadline to submit student art for the 2011 Stars in the Sagebrush is quickly approaching.

The Student Artwork Contest offers a chance to win $150 and to have your artwork chosen as the official design of Stars in the Sagebrush. Deadline is Jan. 31. For more information visit www.redmond.k12.or.us/SITS.

WEDNESDAY

Jan. 19

“LOVE, LAUGHTER AND LUCCI”: A presentation of the comedy by Cricket Daniel about three generations of an Italian Catholic family living together; $20, $18 students and seniors; 8 p.m.; 2nd Street Theater, 220 N.E. Lafayette Ave., Bend; 541-312-9626 or www.beattickets.org.

THURSDAY

Jan. 20

TEEN THURSDAYS: Third Thursday of each month is Game Day. Video and board games. Challenge your friends to a friendly game of Jenga, Monopoly, or show off your Just Dance skills with our Wii or jam out with Rock Band. Snacks provided. For grades 6-12; free; 3-4:30 p.m.; Redmond Public Library, 827 S.W. Deschutes Ave., Redmond; 541-312-1055.

CRR FIRE: Crooked River Ranch Rural Fire Protection District board of directors meeting; workshop at 6:30 p.m.; meeting at 7 p.m.; 6971 S.W. Shad Rd.; www.crrfire.com.

“LOVE, LAUGHTER AND LUCCI”: A presentation of the comedy by Cricket Daniel about three generations of an Italian Catholic family living together; $20, $18 students and seniors; 8 p.m.; 2nd Street Theater, 220 N.E. Lafayette Ave., Bend; 541-312-9626 or www.beattickets.org.

FRIDAY

Jan. 21

REDMOND CHAMBER OF COMMERCE ANNUAL AWARDS BANQUET: Several awards will be presented including Redmond’s Citizen of the Year and Business of the Year. Reservations required. 541-923-5191 or karen@visitredmondoregon.com; $35; 6 p.m.; Eagle Crest Resort, Conference Center, 1522 Cline Falls Road, Redmond.

“LOVE, LAUGHTER AND LUCCI”: A presentation of the comedy by Cricket Daniel about three generations of an Italian Catholic family living together; $20, $18 students and seniors; 8 p.m.; 2nd Street Theater, 220 N.E. Lafayette Ave., Bend; 541-312-9626 or www.beattickets.org.

SATURDAY

Jan. 22

SINGALONG SATURDAY: Watch the G-rated 1939 film “The Wizard of Oz” and sing along with the characters; $10; 7 p.m.; Tower Theatre, 835 N.W. Wall St., Bend; 541-317-0700 or www.towertheatre.org.

“LOVE, LAUGHTER AND LUCCI”: A presentation of the comedy by Cricket Daniel about three generations of an Italian Catholic family living together; $20, $18 students and seniors; 8 p.m.; 2nd Street Theater, 220 N.E. Lafayette Ave., Bend; 541-312-9626 or www.beattickets.org.

TUESDAY

Jan. 25

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

WEDNESDAY

Jan. 26

OREGON ALCOHOL SERVER PERMIT TRAINING: Meets the minimum requirements by the Oregon Liquor Control Commission to obtain the alcohol server permit. Registration required; $35; 9 a.m.; Abby’s Pizza, 1938 S. U.S. Highway 97, Redmond; 541-330-6384 or www.happyhourtraining.com.

SATURDAY

Jan. 29

SHOTS FOR TOTS: Free immunizations for school age children; 10 a.m.-2 p.m.; bring child’s immunization records; Hugh Hartman Campus, 2105 W. Antler Ave. Information: Deschutes County Health Department. 541-385-1713.

SPAGHETTI FEED: Fundraising dinner, auction and raffle for Redmond Habitat for Humanity and the Lacey Thomas family; 5-8 p.m.; Redmond VFW Hall; 1836 S.W. Veterans Way; adults $10, $6 seniors, $5 VFW members, $25 family (2 adults, 3 children).

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