February 15, 2011

A Ton of Bard

Leslie Pugmire Hole Spokesman staff

It’s the theatrical equivalent of a come-to-Jesus meeting. Four dejected high school thespians sit on the end of the stage while their teacher and director lays it out: If they want to pull off their upcoming – and very difficult – performance of a comedic farce that tackles not one, but nearly all 37 of William Shakespeare’s plays, they better get their lines down cold.

“I’m about to kill all of you,” says Phil Neely, Redmond High School drama teacher, quietly. It’s a week until the school’s opening of “The Complete Works of William Shakespeare (abridged),” a break-neck romp of a comedy that pays tribute to – and mocks – the Bard’s body of works.

“If you are having fun, the audience will have fun,” Neely tells actors Tomi Hollerbach, Daniel Bradley, Brandon DeWeese and Suzette Vieu. “But even though this is supposed to look like improvisation, it’s actually very structured.”

The four-person cast is a departure from the typical Complete Works production, which was written for three actors. In fact, it was written by three actors, founding members of the Reduced Shakespeare Company. A warning that often appears with marketing for Complete Works performances says in part the play is “not recommended for people with heart ailments, bladder problems, inner-ear disorders and/or people inclined to motion sickness.” A disclaimer about Shakespeare’s well-known bawdiness is usually included.

The four actors return to the stage.

“Remember, this is Monty Python meets Mel Brooks. Don’t play it so straight – be silly,” Neely says.

Hollerbach rushes on stage with a giant leap, proclaiming “It is I, Omlette, the cheese Danish!” The quartet are working on a section of the play where Hamlet, one of Shakespeare’s most famous tragedies, is condensed to a few short minutes because the actors have run out of time.

Hulking Daniel Bradley is incongruously cast as Ophelia in this three-minute Hamlet. To save time, he portrays his character’s drowning by tossing a glass of water in his face. His falsetto is as counterfeit as the gray beard Vieu slaps on to portray the ghost of Hamlet’s father.

The actors go over the scene again and again, eventually performing it in reverse, complete with backward steps and lines that sound like an alien language from an old Star Trek episode. Each go-through gets a bit better. When DeWeese enters and gets a double-take from the other actors (his line refers to what is supposed to be an odd costume) he reassures them “During the play I’ll be wearing something appropriately ridiculous, don’t worry.”

Neely encourages the actors to speed it up, step on the end of the other actor’s lines and above all – remember where they are supposed to get into the next character. They careen around the stage, exiting and entering, like errant balls in an arcade game.

Behind the curtain, stage manager Allie Casavant and her tech crew will be waiting with props and costume changes for 37 plays worth of characters. And every change needs to take place at lightening speed as the actors shed one 16th-Century persona for another.

“If someone forgets a line, don’t just stand there and look at each other – make something up and make sure it’s funny,” says Neely. He softens and adds “Ask yourself: What do I have in me that’s different, something I can have a lot of fun with?”

The cast moves onto a wickedly funny rap version of Othello, slipping into a syncopated rhythm of body movement, facial expressions and sing-song dialogue.

They nail it after a few run-throughs and are obviously relieved to have one section of the play going smoothly.

Only seven more rehearsals and what will seem like a million costume changes to go.

“Have joy and good hearts,” says Neely at the end of rehearsal. “Have fun.”

If you go

What: The Complete Works of Shakespeare (abridged)

When: 7 p.m., Feb. 17-19

Where: Clyde Moore Auditorium, Redmond High School

Cost: All tickets $5

Information: 541-923-4800, ext. 2125

Event calendar

WEDNESDAY

Feb. 16

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.

PRESCHOOL PARADE STORY TIME: Stories, songs, rhymes and activities for children ages 3-5; 11:15 a.m.; Redmond Public Library, 827 S.W. Deschutes Ave., Redmond; 541-312-1055.

THURSDAY

Feb. 17

BABY STEPS STORY TIME: A gentle story time for infants to 18 months; 10:30 a.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, public welcome; workshop 6:30 p.m.; meeting 7 p.m.; 6971 S.W. Shad Rd.; agenda at www.crrfire.com.

REDMOND TEEN THURSDAY, GAME DAY: Video and board games. Snacks provided. Grades 6-12. Third Thursday of each month is teen day; 3-4:30 p.m.; Redmond Public Library, 827 S.W. Deschutes Ave., Redmond; 541-312-1050.

“THE COMPLETE WORKS OF WILLIAM SHAKESPEARE”: The Redmond High School drama department presents an irreverent comedy featuring 37 abridged Shakespeare plays in 97 minutes; $5; 7 p.m.; Redmond High School, 675 S.W. Rimrock Way, Redmond; 541-923-4800, ext 2125 or phil.neely@redmond.k12.or.us.

WINTERFRINGE: Fire dancers and street performers parade through downtown Bend, followed by performances by Mosley Wotta and Larry and His Flask at the center; prelude to WinterFest; $6 for WinterFest button in advance, $7 at the gate, free ages 5 and younger; 7-9 p.m. street performers, 9 p.m. music begins; Century Center, 70 S.W. Century Drive, Bend; 541-323-0964 or www.bendwinterfest.com.

FRIDAY

Feb. 18

BEND WINTERFEST: Winter carnival featuring ice carving, children’s activities, rail jams, live music, beer gardens and more; a portion of proceeds benefits Saving Grace; $6 for WinterFest button in advance, $7 at the gate, free ages 5 and younger; 5-10 p.m.; Old Mill District, 661 S.W. Powerhouse Drive, Bend; 541-323-0964 or www.bendwinterfest.com.

“THE COMPLETE WORKS OF WILLIAM SHAKESPEARE”: The Redmond High School drama department presents an irreverent comedy featuring 37 abridged Shakespeare plays in 97 minutes; $5; 7 p.m.; Redmond High School, 675 S.W. Rimrock Way, Redmond; 541-923-4800, ext 2125 or phil.neely@redmond.k12.or.us.

SATURDAY

Feb. 19

BEND WINTERFEST: Winter carnival featuring ice carving, children’s activities, rail jams, live music, beer gardens and more; a portion of proceeds benefits Saving Grace; $6 for WinterFest button in advance, $7 at the gate, free ages 5 and younger; 11 a.m.-10 p.m.; Old Mill District, 661 S.W. Powerhouse Drive, Bend; 541-323-0964 or www.bendwinterfest.com.

AUTHOR PRESENTATION: Ginger Dehlinger teaches Fundamentals of Self-Publishing workshop; free; 2-4 p.m.; Paulina Springs Books, 422 S.W. Sixth St., Redmond; 541-526-1491.

“THE COMPLETE WORKS OF WILLIAM SHAKESPEARE”: The Redmond High School drama department presents an irreverent comedy featuring 37 abridged Shakespeare plays in 97 minutes; $5; 7 p.m.; Redmond High School, 675 S.W. Rimrock Way, Redmond; 541-923-4800, ext 2125 or phil.neely@redmond.k12.or.us.

SUNDAY

Feb. 20

BEND WINTERFEST: Winter carnival featuring ice carving, children’s activities, rail jams, live music, beer gardens and more; a portion of proceeds benefits Saving Grace; $6 for WinterFest button in advance, $7 at the gate, free ages 5 and younger; 11 a.m.-5 p.m.; Old Mill District, 661 S.W. Powerhouse Drive, Bend; 541-323-0964 or www.bendwinterfest.com.

KNOW ITALY, PASTA MAKING FOR BEGINNERS: Learn how to cook, cut and prepare fresh pasta with a simple sauce in this class taught by local cooking instructor Ahja King. Limited to 15 participants. Register online or by phone; 2 p.m.; Redmond Public Library, 827 S.W. Deschutes Ave., Redmond; 541-312-1055 or www.deschuteslibrary.org.

REDMOND COMMUNITY CONCERT ASSOCIATION PERFORMANCE: Ted Outerbridge performs levitation illusion and other visual magic; $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 http://redmondcca.org.

MONDAY

Feb. 21

SCOTTISH COUNTRY DANCE CLASSES: First class free, no experience/partner necessary; $5; 7-9 p.m.; Sons of Norway Hall, 549 N.W. Harmon Blvd., Bend; 541-549-7511 or541-410-5784.

TUESDAY

Feb. 22

TODDLIN’ TALES STORY TIME: For children 18–36 months and caregiver, every Tuesday; 10:15 a.m.; Redmond Public Library, 827 S.W. Deschutes Ave., Redmond; 541-312-1055.

EARTHQUAKE DISASTER PRESENTATION: Featuring earthquake expert James Roddey from the Oregon Department of Geology, sponsored by the American Red Cross; 6:30 p.m.; VFW Hall, 1836 S.W. Veterans Way, Redmond; 541-548-4108.

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

WEDNESDAY

Feb. 23

PRESCHOOL PARADE STORY TIME: Stories, songs, rhymes and activities for children ages 3-5; 10:15 a.m.; Redmond Public Library, 827 S.W. Deschutes Ave., Redmond; 541-312-1055.

Hunter education offered for children

Students can sign up now for hunter education classes through the Redmond Chapter of the Oregon Hunter’s Association and choose from a Monday and Wednesday or Tuesday and Thursday six-evening course. Also included is a Saturday field day. Cost is $10, and participants can register at the Cascade Swim Center. 541-923-3136.

Dress bank seeks donations

The Kiwanis Club of Redmond is launching a new Community Service Project titled “What I Wore: Redmond’s Prom and Formal Dress Bank.” The bank of gently used prom, bridesmaid and formal dresses will be loaned to area teens who have limited funds to buy expensive formals for local events. The cost of the service is a refundable deposit of $5.

The What I Wore space, donated by Craig Brooks of Alliance Professionals, LLP is open all year and located near the high school. What I Wore is made available by appointment only and offers a private place for the young ladies to choose their dresses. The project is also accepting dress and monetary donations. To make an appointment, contact committee chairperson Michelle Duff at 541-504-1201 or whatiwore

formals@gmail.com. Duff welcomes all inquiries at 503-539-5985, or e-mail michelle@wholesalerexpress.com.

Art classes for adults and kids offered

High Desert Society of the Arts is offering a variety of classes in local schools.

Students will learn about color and the color wheel at Lynch Elementary School Feb. 17 to April 7 from volunteer teacher Karen Evans. Classes are Tuesdays from 4-5 p.m. While having fun with watercolor pouring, students will finish a painting, coaxing a design from the first images. For information call 541-923-7309.

Basic drawing will be taught at Lynch Elementary School Feb. 17 to April 7, Thursdays from 4-5 p.m., by volunteer teacher Carol Jacquet. Jacquet will touch on art history, famous painters, not so famous drawers, releasing your right brain, learning to hatch, learning to see shapes, learning to grid, and taking pencil drawing to a fine point. For information call 541-504-8482.

HDSA will offer two classes at the Boys & Girls Club during Spring Break, March 21 through March 24 from 9:30 to 11:30 a.m. and 1 to 3 p.m. The morning class is basic drawing; the afternoon class is on perspective. It costs $30 to join the Boys & Girls Club and $5 for class supplies. The teachers are Carol Jacquet and Kathy Whiteaker, HDSA artists and volunteers. Ages 6 through 14 can participate.

Hunters banquet and fundraiser set

The Redmond Chapter of the Oregon Hunters Association annual banquet is Feb. 26 at the Deschutes County Fair and Expo Center. The banquet is an opportunity to support hunting and wildlife conservation while enjoying an entertaining evening and the chance to win a variety of great prizes. Numerous items will be raffled and auctioned including guns and a wide variety of outdoor gear that any hunter will find useful.

Tickets are $100 for one adult and $150 per couple and include dinner, drink, raffle tickets and a one-year OHA membership. A deluxe couples ticket package is also available for $200 and includes all of the above plus 85 general raffle tickets and two deluxe packet gun raffle tickets. Also offered are deluxe reserved and family reserved tickets for $800 and $660. Youth dinner tickets are $30.

Tickets may be purchased by calling 541-383-1099. Seating is limited and all tickets must be purchased in advance. Doors open at 5:15 p.m.

Dinner and a play opens with 'Spin Cycle’

Innovation Theatre Works announces Becky Breeze and Company Real Estate has joined with them in presenting David Rambo’s “The Spin Cycle” as their title sponsor. In addition, The Jackalope Grill has come aboard as the sponsor of the theatre’s opening night party.

This sponsorship includes an opportunity for patrons to partake of “Dinner and a Show.” For $45 the audience can enjoy a three-course prix fixe dinner at the Jackalope and a fantastic evening of great professional theatre at the Bend Performing Arts Center.

“The Spin Cycle,” a comedy about growing up and coming home, features 16-year veteran of the Oregon Shakespeare Festival at Ashland Eileen Desandre, who is on a year-long hiatus from the festival. Joining Desandre in the cast is ITW co-founder Chris Rennolds, along with Bend resident and working actor Derek Sitter.

“The Spin Cycle” tells the story of a baby boomer who returns to her childhood home for Thanksgiving to confront her aging mother’s health issues and renews the sibling rivalry with her brother, a life long slacker who can’t hold a job or an intelligent conversation. Part of the fun of the play is the opportunity for the audience to see what happens from three completely different points of view with hilarious results.

The show opens Feb. 18, with a preview on Feb. 17, and plays through March 6. Wednesday through Saturday shows are at 8 p.m., Sunday matinees are at 2 p.m. Tickets cost $15-20 and can be purchased at www.inno

vationtw.org. The $45 Dinner and a Show is only available by calling 541-504-6721.

'The Rainmaker’ opens in Bend

2nd Street Theater presents “The Rainmaker” by N. Richard Nash, directed by Susan Benson.

Lizzie Curry is on the verge of becoming a hopeless old maid. Her wit and intelligence and skills as a homemaker can’t make up for the fact that she’s just plain plain! Even the town sheriff, File, for whom she harbors a secret yen, won’t take a chance — until the town suffers a drought and into the lives of Lizzie and her brothers and father comes one Bill Starbuck; his profession is rainmaker.

The show opens Friday, Feb. 18 at 8 p.m. with a champagne and dessert reception starting at 7 p.m. Performances are Wednesday through Saturday at 8 p.m. and Sundays at 2 p.m. “The Rainmaker” runs through March 13. Tickets are $20 for adults, $18 for students and seniors and are available at www.2ndstreettheater.com or by calling 541-312-9626. Box office hours are 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Monday through Friday.

House managers, ushers and licensed bartenders are needed for many dates, so please e-mail if you would like to help out. Volunteers can see the show for free if seats are available.

Horse-driven auction and swap scheduled

The annual Horsedrawn Auction and Swap comes to the Jefferson County Fairgrounds in Madras April 13-16.

Horsedrawn wagons, harnesses, sleigh bells, big draft horses and fancy carriage horses, restored antique farm implements, and thousands of country antiques will all be for sale privately, or at auction. It’s an annual rendezvous for thousands of people who believe in the idea of working horses and mules in harness. More than 100 swap meet and small farm trade fair vendors are expected, displaying everything from windmills and cook stoves to handmade boots and wagon parts.

The swap meet runs from 8 a.m. until dark and is a family-friendly event. Swap meet, trade fair and horse market spaces are available for rent, first-come, first-served.

Admission is free. There is a $5 parking fee, and food will be for sale. Visit www.smallfarmer­sjournal.com for updates and important information. For more information call the SFJ office at 800-876-2893 or e-mail auction@smallfarmersjournal.com.

Obituaries

Steven V. Glover, of Terrebonne
Jan. 23, 1951 - Feb. 9, 2011
Arrangements: Autumn Funerals-Redmond
541-504-9485, www.autumnfunerals.net
Services: Funeral Mass 1 p.m., Sat., Feb. 19th at St. Thomas Catholic Church, 1720 NW 19th, Redmond.
Contributions may be made to U.S. Bank in memory of Steven V. Glover to help defer medical and funeral expenses.

Doris "Dode" Maire Woolley, of Redmond
Mar. 10, 1939 - Feb. 9, 2011
Arrangements: Autumn Funerals-Redmond
541-504-9485, www.autumnfunerals.net
Services: Graveside: 2 pm, Sat., Feb. 19, Elkton Cemetery, Elkton
Memorial: 3 pm, Sat., Feb. 26, VFW Hall-Redmond, 1836 Veterans Way.

Victor L. Wilson, of Redmond
Jan. 25, 1947 - Feb. 10, 2011
Arrangements: Autumn Funerals-Redmond
541-504-9485, www.autumnfunerals.net
Services: Memorial: 2 pm, Sat., Feb. 19th at the Redmond VFW Post, 1836 Veterans Way.

Fred Otero, of Redmond
Oct. 12, 1926 - January 30, 2011
Arrangements: Deschutes Memorial Chapel
541-382-5592, www.deschutesmemorialchapel.com
Services: Private inurnment at Deschutes Memorial Gardens

Vern Robert Mattson, of Redmond
Jan. 8, 1922 - Feb. 10, 2011
Arrangements: Redmond Memorial Chapel, 541-548-3219
Services: Funeral: 02/16/2011 at 2:00 PM, City Center Church, 549 SW 8th St., Redmond, OR.

Donald C. Hart, of Redmond
Oct. 2, 1928 - Feb. 8, 2011
Arrangements: Baird Funeral Home of Bend
541-382-0903, www.bairdmortuaries.com
No service.



February 8, 2011

Obituaries

Esther Lee Manning, of Prineville
Oct. 5, 1930 - Jan. 30, 2011
Arrangements: Autumn Funerals-Redmond
541-504-9485, www.autumnfunerals.net
Viewing was held Feb. 3 at Autumn Funerals 485 NW Larch Ave., Redmond
Memorial was held Feb. 4 at the Prineville LDS Church, followed by interment at Terrebonne Pioneer Cemetery, Smith Rock Way, Terrebonne.


Maxine Mae Peden, of Redmond
Jan. 24, 1917 - Jan. 30, 2011
Arrangements: Autumn Funerals-Redmond
541-504-9485, www.autumnfunerals.net
Celebration of Life was held Feb. 5 at the VFW Hall, 1836 Veterans Way, Redmond.

Diana L. Pearson, of Terrebonne
Sept. 17, 1963 - 2011
Arrangements: Keizer Funeral Chapel, Keizer, Oregon
Private family services to be held at a later date.

Donald Wayne Myers
Jan. 26, 1950 - Jan. 29, 2011
Donald Myers was born to Jay and Elizabeth Myers. He lived half of his life in Oklahoma, returning to Central Oregon ten years ago.
He is survived by brothers Gary and Danny, and sister Carol; daughters Shari, Heather, and Erica; six grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren.
Services will be held in March. For information, call Danny 541-598-4963. Please sign the online guestbook at www.redmondmemorial.com

Garth Ford Steltenpohl
May 13, 1927 - Feb. 3, 2011
Garth Ford Steltenpohl was the oldest child and only son born to Cornelia Barrett and Charles George Steltenpohl on May 13, 1927 in Baker, OR. His father died when he was still a boy. He was raised in Richland, OR, by his mother and stepfather, John Sass. He joined the Army right out of high school. He was a paratrooper in the 181st Airborne Division.
While a student at Lewis & Clark Northwestern College of Law he met and married Doretha Mae Waters. They settled in the Portland area where they started their family and he began his 34-year career at the bank. He retired in 1988 and they built their dream house in Central Oregon.
Garth loved being outdoors. His favorite pastimes included camping, hunting and fishing with his family and friends. During retirement, he and Doretha enjoyed trips to various destinations around the world. He is predeceased by his younger sister, Dawn.
He is survived by his wife, Doretha; son, Charles of Pasco, WA; and daughters, Barbara Fahrenholz of Sabine Pass, TX; Becky Larson of Vancouver, WA; and Karla Thompson of Scappoose, OR. He has 14 grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren.
Funeral Mass will be held at St. Thomas Catholic Church, Redmond, OR, 11 am, Wed., Feb. 9, 2011, and interment will be at Deschutes Memorial Gardens. Please leave online condolences at www.deschutesmemorialchapel.com

Marjorie Jule Emma Panos
Dec. 3, 1931 - Feb. 4, 2011
“Wife, Daughter, Mother, Grandmother, Great-Grandmother, Friend”, died February 4, 2011, at the age of 79. She was born Dec. 3, 1931, in Wallace, Idaho, to Charles (Hi) Hand and Mabel Henrietta Folden Hand. Marjorie loved her dogs, reading, flowers (especially African Violets), her garden, crossword puzzles and card games (especially rummy). She also loved working puzzles .... the harder, the better. Preceded in death by brother, Charles (Buck) Hand; survived by sister, Jean Hutchison; children, Dan and Sylvia Streeter of Juneau, Alaska; Dave and Ginny Streeter of Bend, Oregon; Larry and Katie Jellison of Battleground, Washington; Jeff and Terri Jellison of Helena, Montana (Jeff preceded his mother in death),; Tina and Ron Griffiths of Ft. Walton Beach, Florida; Dawn Rene' and Jeff Showalter of Moriarty, New Mexico. Marge is survived by 21 grandchildren and numerous great-grandchildren.

February 2, 2011

Event calendar

WEDNESDAY

Feb. 2

PRESCHOOL PARADE STORY TIME: Stories, songs, rhymes and activities for children ages 3-5; 10:15 a.m.; Redmond Public Library, 827 S.W. Deschutes Ave., Redmond; 541-312-1055.

“IT’S IN THE BAG” LECTURE SERIES: Maureen Kelly presents the lecture “The Value of a Virtual Deschutes Basin,” which will explore a Web-based natural resources library. Complimentary beverages available. Audience members are asked to pick up a free parking pass from the main office before parking; free; noon-1 p.m.; OSU-Cascades Campus, Cascades Hall, 2600 N.W. College Way, Bend; 541-322-3100.

FIRE DISTRICT: Deschutes County Rural Fire Protection District No. 1, board of directors meeting, public welcome, 5:30 p.m.; 341 N.W. Dogwood Ave.; 541-504-5000.

TEEN COUNCIL MEETING: New members always welcome. We share books, plan volunteer activities, plan teen programs in the library, and have a good time; free; 3:30-4:30 p.m.; Redmond Public Library, 827 S.W. Deschutes Ave., Redmond; 541-312-1055 or www.deschuteslibrary.org/calendar.

THURSDAY

Feb. 3

BABY STEPS STORY TIME: A gentle story time for infants to 18 months; 10:30 a.m.; Redmond Public Library, 827 S.W. Deschutes Ave., Redmond; 541-312-1055.

TEEN ANTI-VALENTINE’S PARTY: Annoyed with all the ooey gooey Valentine celebrations? Bring your anti-holiday attitude or lonely heart to this celebration! Free and open to sixth- to 12th-graders. First Thursday of each month is teen day; free; 3-4:30 p.m.; Redmond Public Library, 827 S.W. Deschutes Ave., Redmond; 541-312-1055 or www.deschuteslibrary.org/calendar.

ART COMMITTEE MEETING: The Redmond Library Art Committee features the works of local artists. New members always welcome; free; 5-6 p.m.; Redmond Public Library, 827 S.W. Deschutes Ave., Redmond; 541-312-1064 or www.deschuteslibrary.org/calendar.

NAMI FAMILY SUPPORT GROUP: The Redmond chapter of the National Alliance on Mental Illness meeting; newcomers welcome; 6-7:30 p.m.; Redmond Public Library, 827 S.W. Deschutes Ave., Redmond; 541-504-1431.

FRIDAY

Feb. 4

FIRST FRIDAY GALLERY WALK: Event includes art exhibit openings, artist talks, live music, wine and food in downtown Bend and the Old Mill District; free; 5-9 p.m.; throughout Bend.

SATURDAY

Feb. 5

SLIMY SLITHERS: Learn about reptiles and amphibians; $4 adults, $3 children, members free; 10 a.m.-4 p.m.; Sunriver Nature Center & Observatory, 57245 River Road, Sunriver; 541-593-4394.

CRAB FEED FUNDRAISER: Meal features crab, bread, an assortment of beverages and more; ages 21 and older only; proceeds benefit the student technology program at St. Thomas Academy of Redmond; $20; 4-8 p.m.; St. Thomas Parish Hall, 12th Street and Evergreen Avenue, Redmond; 541-548-3785 or www.redmondacademy.com.

OPEN HOUSE: featuring champagne, hors d’oeuvres, music and a special sneak preview of the upcoming production “The Spin Cycle” by David Rambo; free; 6-7:30 p.m.; Bend Performing Arts Center, 1155 S.W. Division St., Bend; 541-504-6721 or www.innovationtw.org.

MOUNTAIN COUNTRY IDOL: Central Oregon musicians compete to see who is the best country artist; ages 21 and older; proceeds benefit St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital; $5; 8 p.m.; Coyote Ranch, 1368 S. U.S. Highway 97, Redmond; 541-548-7700 or www.mountain997.com.

SATURDAY NIGHT JOKERS & JAMS: Local comics perform, with special musical guests; $10; 8 p.m., doors open 7:30 p.m.; Bend Performing Arts Center, 1155 S.W. Division St., Bend; 541-977-5677.

MONDAY

Feb. 7

SPANISH STORY TIME: English and Spanish speaking families welcome; 6:30-7:30 p.m.; Redmond Public Library, 827 S.W. Deschutes Ave., Redmond; 541-312-1055.

SCOTTISH COUNTRY DANCE CLASSES: First class free, no experience/partner necessary; $5; 7-9 p.m.; Sons of Norway Hall, 549 N.W. Harmon Blvd., Bend; 541-549-7511 or 541-410-5784.

TUESDAY

Feb. 8

TODDLIN’ TALES STORY TIME: For children 18–36 months and caregiver, every Tuesday; 10:15 a.m.; Redmond Public Library, 827 S.W. Deschutes Ave., Redmond; 541-312-1055.

SPIRITUAL GATHERING: “Become the Self-Love You Seek,” thought-provoking activities and handouts to take with you, RSVPs required. The group meets monthly; donations welcome; 6-8:30 p.m.; Healthy Habits, 222 N.W. Seventh St., Suite 5, Redmond; www.aspiritualgathering.com.

KNOW ITALY, WINE 101: Learn the basics of wine tasting from Dennis Sienko, owner of Bend Wine Cellar, while he highlights wines from Italy. Limited to 25 participants (21 and older only). Register by phone or online; 6:30 p.m.; Redmond Public Library, 827 S.W. Deschutes Ave., Redmond; 541-312-1055 or www.deschuteslibrary.org.

WEDNESDAY

Feb. 9

PRESCHOOL PARADE STORY TIME: Stories, songs, rhymes and activities for children ages 3-5; 10:15 a.m.; Redmond Public Library, 827 S.W. Deschutes Ave., Redmond; 541-312-1055.

SCHOOL BOARD: Redmond School Board meeting, public welcome; 5:30 p.m.; Brown Education Center, 950 W. Antler Ave.; agenda at www.redmond.k12.or.us.

“9500 LIBERTY”: A screening of the documentary about an explosive immigration-policy battle in Virginia; free; 6:30 p.m.; Becky Johnson Center, 412 S.W. Eighth St., Redmond; 541-383-7412 or http://multicultural.cocc.edu/events.

THURSDAY

Feb. 10

BABY STEPS STORY TIME: A gentle story time for infants to 18 months; 10:30 a.m.; Redmond Public Library, 827 S.W. Deschutes Ave., Redmond; 541-312-1055.

GOOD CHAIR, GREAT BOOKS: Read and discuss “Half Broke Horses” by Janette Walls; bring a lunch; free; noon; Redmond Public Library, 827 S.W. Deschutes Ave., Redmond; 541-312-1055 or www.deschuteslibrary.org/calendar.

TEEN THURSDAY, OPEN DAY: Hang out with your friends and listen to music. Games and drawing supplies available. Free snacks, grades 6-12; 3-4:30 p.m.; Redmond Public Library, 827 S.W. Deschutes Ave., Redmond; 541-312-1055 or mercedesh@dpls.us.

SATURDAY

Feb. 12

“EAT, DRINK AND BE DEADLY!”: Buckboard Mysteries presents a Valentine’s Day dinner theater mystery; reservations recommended; $49, $45 seniors; 6-9 p.m.; Cafe 3456’, 63136 Powell Butte Highway, Bend; 541-350-0018 or www.buckboardmysteries.com.

MOUNTAIN COUNTRY IDOL: Central Oregon musicians compete to see who is the best country artist; ages 21 and older; proceeds benefit St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital; $5; 8 p.m.; Coyote Ranch, 1368 S. U.S. Highway 97, Redmond; 541-548-7700 or www.mountain997.com.

SATURDAY NIGHT JOKERS & JAMS: Local comics perform, with special musical guests; $10; 8 p.m., doors open 7:30 p.m.; Bend Performing Arts Center, 1155 S.W. Division St., Bend; 541-977-5677.

MONDAY

Feb. 14

SCOTTISH COUNTRY DANCE CLASSES: First class free, no experience/partner necessary; $5; 7-9 p.m.; Sons of Norway Hall, 549 N.W. Harmon Blvd., Bend; 541-549-7511 or 541-410-5784.

Sisters Folk Festival

On Friday, Feb. 4, legendary Americana artist and songwriter Tom Russell will perform at Sisters High School in the second installment of the Winter Concert Series. Russell is credited with helping to create the Americana radio format with the great Dave Alvin.

On Friday, Feb. 25, the series concludes with Moira Smiley & VOCO, a visionary blend of voices that redefine harmony singing with the power and physicality of folksong, the avant-garde fearlessness of Béla Bartók and the delicious, vaudevillian accompaniment of cello, banjo, accordion and body percussion.

For tickets go to www.sistersfolkfestival.org or call 541-549-4979. Tickets are also available at Paulina Springs Books in Redmond and Sisters. Advance tickets are $15 adult, $10 student. Shows start at 7 p.m.

Scripps Spelling Bee

Home Federal Bank is sponsoring the 2011 Scripps National/Regional Spelling Bee program.

The 2011 Home Federal Bank Spelling Bee will take place at 9 a.m. Feb. 5 at Ponderosa Elementary School in Bend. Bob Shaw, community affairs director and meteorologist for KTVZ, will emcee the event. The champion of the 2011 Home Federal Bank Spelling Bee will win an expenses-paid trip to compete in the 2011 Scripps National Spelling Bee. The public is encouraged to attend this event.

Nanda comes to the Tower

Enjoy an afternoon of family-friendly fun Sunday, Feb. 13 at 2 p.m., when the Tower Theatre Foundation presents the acrobatic, juggling, musical and “kung-faux” antics of the four-man troupe Nanda. Described by the Seattle Times as “funny, smooth and dare-devilishly inventive,” this Portland-based act combines high energy athleticism with a quirky sense of humor to create a one-hour show that’s aimed at kids 8-13 years old. The Tower Theatre is located at 835 N.W. Wall St. in Bend. Tickets are $12 for adults and $8 for children 12 and under. 541-317-0700 or www.towertheatre.org.

In addition to the show at the Tower, Nanda will offer kids ages 10 and up a chance to learn juggling and stage combat on Saturday, Feb. 12 at 2 p.m. The one-hour workshop, limited to 40 children, will be held at Three Rivers School, located at 56900 Enterprise Drive in Sunriver. This event is free, but reservations are required at 541-593-3555.

Season of Nonviolence

Central Oregon Community College’s Multicultural Activities office is helping to sponsor a variety of events during COCC’s King, Gandhi, Chavez and Mankiller Season of Nonviolence, which honors the work of advocates of social justice and nonviolent change.

All events are free and open to the public. For information contact Karen Roth at 541-383-7412 or kroth1@cocc.edu, or visit http://multicultural.cocc.edu/events.

Feb. 2: Day of Zinn honoring Howard Zinn, author, teacher, playwright and political activist, Room 114, Cascades Hall, Bend campus. Throughout the day: OSU Cascades and community members perform Zinn’s “A People’s History of the United States of America” and “Voices From a People’s History.”

Noon, OSU-Cascades lobby, “Teach-in on Non-violence”; 6 p.m., dinner and a movie followed by discussion, Room 114, Cascades Hall, sponsored by OSU-Cascades. Register for the dinner by contacting Natalie Dollar at ndollar@osucascades.edu or 541-322-3140.

Feb. 9: 6:30 p.m., film “9500 Liberty;” documentary of Prince William County, Va., in the explosive battle over immigration policy, Becky Johnson Center Community Room, Redmond; sponsored by the Latino Program and Latino Club at COCC. Another showing is scheduled for Feb. 11 at 6 p.m., in the Hitchcock Auditorium on COCC’s Bend campus.

Feb. 10: 3:30 to 5 p.m., “I’m not your Indian mascot anymore: Countering the assault of Indian mascots in schools,” Dr. Cornel Pewewardy, director and professor of Indigenous Nations Studies at Portland State University, Wille Hall, COCC Bend campus, sponsored by the Native American Program at COCC.

Feb. 16: 4 to 6 p.m., film “Dead Man Walking,” inspired by the story of Sister Helen Prejean, Hitchcock Auditorium, COCC Bend campus, sponsored by Multicultural Activities and the Nancy R. Chandler Visiting Scholar Program.

Feb. 18: 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., “Peacemaking through Compassionate Communication,” Room 116, Campus Center, COCC Bend campus. Free event, but you must register by contacting Karen Roth, 541-383-7412 or kroth1@cocc.edu. Presented by the Peace Center of Central Oregon and sponsored by Multicultural Activities.

Feb. 24: 1 p.m., “ Dead Man Walking: The Journey Continues,” Redmond Public Library. Another showing at 6:30 p.m. at Pinckney Center on the COCC Bend Campus. Donations accepted at the door to help cover costs. Sponsored by the Nancy R. Chandler Visiting Scholar Program, Multicultural Activities, ASCOCC and Deschutes Public Library.

In advance of college events, persons needing accommodation or transportation because of a physical or mobility disability, contact Joe Viola at 541-383-7775. For accommodation because of another disability such as hearing impairment, contact Anne Walker at 541-383-7743.

Free tax preparation

In cooperation with AARP, The Partnership to End Poverty will offer free tax preparation from Feb. 1 to April 15 across Central Oregon for low- to moderate-income tax filers. Certified volunteers will help those who need assistance file their taxes and as eligible to claim tax refunds that benefit local families and the local economy.

In general, free tax preparation is offered to individuals and families at or below about $58,000 in gross income. The services are available in Bend, Redmond, Prineville, Madras, Warm Springs and La Pine. Additionally, there are specific days dedicated to Spanish-speaking tax payers.

Beginning Feb. 1, free tax preparation has been offered at the Redmond Senior Center Monday through Friday, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. 541-548-6325. For more information visit www.partnershiptoendpoverty.org, www. takecredit.org or www.bankonco.org.

A Family Home


Volunteers pitch in when cancer strikes

Leslie Pugmire Hole/Spokesman staff

Dan Smith started his new house eight years ago, after spending years trying to remodel the northwest Redmond home where he and his wife Iris raised three children.

That house was more than 40 years old and poorly constructed to begin with, so eventually Smith decided to cut his losses and begin a new project, one he could finish as money and time allowed.

A man with a strong faith in God, Smith figured the new house would get finished when it was meant to.

“We’d pay all of our bills and at the end of month we’d pool what was left and see if there was enough for the next phase,” says Smith. “If there wasn’t enough for what we’d hope to work on, we’d pick something else to finish.”

Everything changed this winter when the 62-year-old Vietnam veteran was diagnosed with stomach cancer. Nearly simultaneously the Smiths’ daughter and son-in-law lost their home to foreclosure, forcing the young family of six to move in.

It was immediately clear that the modest home was too small for so many people, especially with the patriarch undergoing grueling medical treatment.

“God told me to ask for help and I did,” says 31-year-old Annette McAvan, Smith’s daughter. She went to the pastor of her church, Redmond Christian Church, and asked if there were any church members who might be able to help make the new house livable enough to make do during Smith’s treatment and recovery.

“I was thinking if they could just help finish off the plumbing and drywall we could live without flooring,” she says. “But we’ve been so blessed, they’re doing everything. It’s incredible.”

Appropriately, the Smith house started as an everyone-pitch-in project, with Annette and her siblings working weekends helping their parents with pretty much all the tasks after the foundation was poured.

Now as many as 40 volunteers have spent the last month laying tile, finishing drywall, painting and installing finish carpentry. Most are church members, but not all, and many have construction experience – but not all.

“I had a list of names and guys to call,” says Sean Bell, assistant youth pastor at the church. “I knew a handful of them had experience but I had no idea how many. It turned out we had a lot of contractors in our church; they’ve been working here nearly every day and taking me to school a bit.”

Bell, who describes himself as experienced in most home-building tasks but “not a professional,” has taken on the supervisory role in the home project, along with fellow pastor Greg Strubhar. Annette and her husband, Chad, work on the house on weekends. Weekdays Chad works out of the area and Annette takes care of her father and the children, while Iris Smith works full-time.

“Mom takes the night shift,” says Annette. “We’re all trying to help as much as possible.”

For volunteers like Dick Horner, the project was perfectly timed and an inspiration to see.

“I’m unemployed right now so this is perfect,” says Horner, who has never worked construction professionally but says he has enough experience from his own projects to get by.

“Whatever it takes to make it happen, make it happen – that’s how I was raised,” he says.

Church members have been donating funds for materials or soliciting them from friends and acquaintances. In just weeks, cabinetry and tile flooring has been installed, a rock fireplace begun and drywall and painting completed. A bit of siding work needs to be completed and an incomplete deck finished.

The volunteers have set a goal to be done with the house, which is nearly twice the size of the old house, by the end of February.

“This is all happening by the grace of God,” says Dan Smith. “It’s just amazing what these guys have done.”

You can help

Donations, volunteers, materials

Redmond Christian Church, 541-548-2974

Proceeds from ¼ or ½ sides of home-grown beef will also benefit the Smith house project. Call 541-280-5264 for information.


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February 1, 2011

Obituaries

Harry Allen Havens, of Crooked River Ranch
Dec. 14, 1955 - Jan. 14, 2011
Arrangements: Autumn Funerals, Bend
541-318-0842, www.autumnfunerals.net
A memorial service will be held, February 26, 2011 at 11 A.M. at the Crooked River Ranch Chapel, Crooked River Ranch, OR.

Esther Estelle Wolverton, of Redmond
Oct. 3, 1914 - Jan. 27, 2011
Arrangements: Autumn Funerals-Redmond
541-504-9485, www.autumnfunerals.net
Services: 1 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 3 - Graveside at Deschutes Memorial Gardens, 63875 N. Hwy 97, Bend.

Barbara Lynn Haley, of Redmond
Sept. 26, 1942 - Jan. 27, 2011
Arrangements: Autumn Funerals-Redmond
541-504-9485, www.autumnfunerals.net
Private services will be held at a later date.

Gerald Wesley Sheerer, of Redmond
Feb. 25, 1918 - Jan. 26, 2011
Arrangements: Autumn Funerals Bend
541-318-0842, www.autumnfunerals.net
Services: No services will be held at this time.


Edwin ‘Ed’ Anthony Sturza
August 3, 1945 - January 25, 2011
Edwin "Ed" Anthony Sturza died January 25, 2011 at his home in Redmond, OR. He was born August 3, 1945, to Butch Sturza and Veva (McCoin) Skeen in Prineville, OR. Ed attended Redmond High School, graduating in 1963, where he played basketball and football and was nominated RHS Outstanding Player of the Year for basketball (1962 and 1963).
Ed married Karen Kauffman in 1964. He then attended College of Idaho in Caldwell, ID, where he played basketball and football, graduating in 1967. While attending college, he was a member of Who's Who of Young American Businessmen and was a member of Outstanding Young Men of America. He was a Wall Street Journal Outstanding Student in Economics and Bus. Admin. After college, he worked for the IRS, later becoming the president of Ponderosa Moulding and later starting Sturza Forest Products in 1993.
Ed was on the Board of Directors of Wood Moulding and Millwork Association. He became the youngest president to ever be elected to this board at the age of 27. He also enjoyed refereeing high school basketball and football. He was a Redmond School Board member for two years. Ed's passion was hunting all over the world. He traveled all over North America and the world just to hunt. He currently holds noted Big Game Records.
Ed is survived by his wife, Karen Sturza; a son, Brett Sturza; daughters, Shonna Hovey and Michelle (and Tom) Grande; four grandchildren, Chase and Ty Hovey and Olivia and Caylie Grande; sisters, Rita McFarlane, Carmen Parker, Corine Polly; stepsister, Bobbie Sturza; stepbrother, Rick Sturza; and his stepmother, Linda Sturza.
A celebration of life will be held at Eagle Crest Convention Center on Saturday, February 5, 2011, at 1:00 pm. Memorial contributions may be made to Redmond Sisters Hospice. Please sign our guest book at redmondmemorial.com.

Maxine Mae Peden
January 24, 1917 - January 30, 2011
Longtime Redmond resident, Maxine Peden, passed away peacefully at her daughter’s home on January 30, 2011. Maxine was born to George and Bertha Elliott on the family farm in Terrebonne, OR, on January 24, 1917. She was fourth of their seven children. She attended school in Redmond all through grade and high school. She attended Pacific University in Forest Grove for one year.
She married the love of her life, Joe W. Peden, on November 25, 1937, in Redmond. They had three children, George, William and Joenette. During WWII, the family moved to Portland, OR, while Joe was hauling ammunition for the war effort. During that time, Maxine was a stay-at- home mom, Sunday school teacher, Cub Scout leader and avid gardener.
In 1955, they returned to Redmond. Joe and Maxine built and opened Peden’s Ice Cream Store in May of 1956, which they owned and operated for eight years. She later worked for Deschutes Farmers Co-Op, Ace Hardware, and Butler Aircraft, where she was the bookkeeper, until her retirement at age 70.
Maxine was a Master Gardener, a member of the Redmond Garden Club, and the Redmond Budding Society. She was helpful in the planning and planting of the city gardens and the gardens at the library. She was much loved by her three children, 14 grandchildren, and 20 great-grandchildren. Grandma’s house was a magical place.
She was preceded in death by her parents, her husband, Joe, all of her siblings, her son, George; granddaughter, Sarah; and great-grandchildren, Austin James and Kai Ruelas. A celebration of Maxine’s life will be held at the Redmond VFW Hall, on Saturday, February 5, 2011, at 1 p.m. in the afternoon. Family requests in lieu of flowers, please donate in Maxine’s name to the Humane Society of Redmond.

Judy Ann Gibson
Sept. 18, 1939 - Jan. 20, 2011
Judy passed away at her Redmond home on January 20, 2011, from complications of breast cancer. Judy was born to Charles and Nedra Boyer in Bremerton, Washington. She graduated from South Kitsap High School in Port Orchard, Washington, attended Linfield College and University of Aix-Marseilles, France, graduated from San Fernando Valley State College and received a master's degree from Reed College.
She married Hal Gibson March 5, 1965. Judy was a studio potter over 40 years, working in porcelain and mostly following the tradition of classical Chinese forms and glazes. A life-long traveler, she traveled extensively in Europe, South and Central America, the West Indies, Southeast Asia, Nepal, and the Near East.
A short story writer, a collection of her works, Floating Free, was published in 2008. She taught at Pacific University, Forest Grove, OR, and Piedmont Schools, Piedmont, CA. She was a member of DAR.
Judy was survived by her husband, Hal Gibson of Redmond and McMinnville, OR; mother, Nedra Wagner of Port Orchard, WA; sister, Toby Warren of Port Orchard, WA; nephew, Ron Jones of Gig Harbor, WA; niece, Rebecca Jones of Bremerton, WA; and nephew, Scott Jones of Port Orchard, WA.
No service is planned. Memorial donations may be made to Linfield College, 900 SE Baker Street, McMinnville, OR 97128. Please sign our guest book at redmondmemorial.com

Joyce Louise Geving
July 20, 1929 - January 24, 2011
Joyce Louise Geving passed away January 24th in Redmond of natural causes. Joyce was born in Clearwater, Nebraska to Lloyd and Olive Pick. She lived in several states and loved to travel. She moved to Central Oregon around 1958, and resided in Bend for several years. After moving to Seattle, she began a successful career clerking for Safeway. She retired after 25 years of clerking in Washington and California, and returned to Redmond, where she made her home.

A member of St. Thomas Catholic Church, she volunteered at St. Vincent De Paul for many years. Most recently, Joyce had been a resident of Cougar Springs Retirement Community where she enjoyed Bible studies, listening to musical talents, and going on outings to places she hadn't seen before here in Central Oregon. Those who knew Joyce remember her spunky spirit, witty mind, and outgoing personality.

She is survived by three brothers, George, Robert and David Pick; two sisters, Jolene Taylor and Claudelle West; three children, Terrie Meyers, Teddie Hubert, and Rick Geving; and many grandchildren, great-grand- children, and great-great- grandchildren. She will be missed. Please sign our guest book at www.redmondmemorial.com

Troy William Vilhauer
July 3, 1965 - January 22, 2011
Troy Vilhauer, 45, of Redmond, passed away on Jan. 22, 2011, in Redmond. Troy was born in Redmond to Robert Vilhauer and Gayle Cripe on July 3, 1965. He married Vicky Corbin on July 4, 1993, in Redmond. Troy is preceded in death by his grandson, Evan Teves. Troy is survived by wife, Vicky Vilhauer; daughters, Natasha Vilhauer, Nichole Hatchard and Melissa Pope; his brother, Rusty King; his sister, Trina Sampson; his mother, Gayle Cripe; his father, Robert Vilhauer and his wife, Candy Vilhauer.
He also leaves behind three granddaughters and two grandsons.
For information on a memorial service please email Natasha at nvtasha21@yahoo.com. The family of Troy Vilhauer wishes to extend our sincere thanks to all of our friends and family for all the love and support. We would also like to thank the hospice organization. Please sign our guest book at www.redmondmemorial.com.

Barbara ‘Bobby’ Lynn Haley
Sept. 26, 1942 - Jan. 27, 2011
Barbara Lynn Haley, 68, passed away on January 27, 2011, under the care of Partners In Care Hospice. She was born to the late Frank Sylvia and the late Myrtle Swenson on September 26, 1942, in Seattle, Washington. Beloved wife, mother, sister and friend; Barbara worked in various positions for the State of Oregon until retiring.
She is survived by Dale Haley, husband of 43 years; and daughters, Tuesday, Cheryl, Darlene, Kim, Pam and JoJo; brothers, Gary and Ed; sister, Sharon; 14 grandchildren and numerous great-grandchildren who adored her. She was preceded in death by her sister, Joanne; and her daughter, Helen.
A service will be held at a later date. Remembrances in her name can be made to Partners in Care Hospice House in Bend Oregon. Barbara will be missed by all who knew and loved her.