May 31, 2011

Event calendar

Learn to dry foods

Learn the principles of drying food and how to enjoy some of your favorite foods year-round by practicing safe preparation of foods at a hands-on workshop taught by OSU Extension Master Food Preservers Katie Ahern and Mary Lowe. Participants will make jerky that is safe from harmful bacteria and taste a variety of dried fruits and veggies in recipes prepared in the class.

The class is scheduled for June 14, at the OSU Deschutes County Extension office at the Fairgrounds in Redmond, from 9 a.m. to noon. Cost of the workshop is $15. The registration fee includes products made in the lab and how-to booklets. Class size is limited. The deadline for registration is June 10. Call to register at the OSU Deschutes County Extension office at 541-548-6088.

Lion, Witch and the Wardrobe

The Children’s Theater Co. presents C.S. Lewis’ tale of four children transported to Narnia; $5; June 17-18 at 7 p.m. ; June 19 2:30 p.m.; June 24-25 7 p.m.; June 26 2:30 p.m.; The Bridge Church of the Nazarene, 2398 W. Antler Ave., Redmond; 541-460-3024, childrenstheater@me.com or www.childrenstheatercompany.net.

Wildflower show

June 11-13 peruse and buy wildflower specimens, enjoy talks, solar viewing and exhibits; $5, $2 ages 2-12 and nature center members; 9 a.m.-4 p.m.; Sunriver Nature Center & Observatory, 57245 River Road, Sunriver; 541-593-4394 or www.sunrivernaturecenter.org.

Understanding the Bard

The Bend Performing Arts Center has announced a new class aimed at preparing for “A Midsummer Nights Dream” at Drake Park this summer.

Led by Bend’s foremost Shakespearean authority, Liam O’Sruitheain, this eight-hour class over two successive Saturdays will offer easy to understand tips and training for getting the most out of watching the bard’s most famous and beloved comedy. Learn how to interpret what you are watching and how to put yourself into the actor’s shoes. Plus find out the history behind the play and how it fits into the context of Shakespearean times and its relevance in today’s world. Learn about Shakespeare from a true master.

The sessions will be offered Aug. 13 and 20, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Cost is $60. For more information or to register, call 541-977-5677 or e-mail brad@innovationtw.org.

Have you registered for Summer in the Park?

Beginning June 20, join the Redmond Area Park and Recreation District on a fantastic voyage into various themed weeks. Children entering kindergarten through fifth grade will be provided with an environment that is safe, supervised, fully interactive, exciting and filled with age appropriate activities. RAPRD community partnerships will bring in special guests such as Redmond Police Department, Redmond Fire and Rescue, 4-H and more. Kids have a chance to visit the swim center for recreation swim on Monday, Wednesday and Friday. Held at Sam Johnson Park from 7:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. – sign up for a full day, half day or for the full week. Check out the weekly themes and all of the details at www.raprd.org. The park is a Redmond School District free breakfast and lunch site from June 20-Aug. 26.

Adaptive recreation

Rachel Mulder, RAPRD adaptive recreation coordinator, has developed an exciting summer program. Become a club member for a month at a 25 percent discount or for the summer (June-August) at a 35 percent discount and enjoy exciting classes and activities throughout the month. “Ability Arts” offers classes in photography, fabric collage, flag collage, decoupage and abstract portrait painting. “Explore” offers activities in Frisbee golf, adaptive swim, indoor kayaking, fly fishing and horseback riding. Also offered is “Play It Up” for Redmond School District extended school year participants only. This is an exciting recreation and socialization opportunity and is a fun, games based inclusive recreation program that provides enjoyable, skill building exercises that incorporate lessons in good sportsmanship and cooperation. For questions about any classes or activities contact Rachel at rachelm.raprd@bendbroadband.com or 541-526-1847.

WEDNESDAY

June 1

NATIVE PLANTS LECTURE: Learn about native plants and sustainable gardening; free; 6-7 p.m.; Bend Public Library, 601 N.W. Wall St., Bend; 541-593-4394.

THURSDAY

June 2

PROJECT WILDFIRE SPEAKER: Program Director Katie Lighthall will speak at a luncheon sponsored by the League of Women Voters of Deschutes County. She will begin at noon and allow time for questions from the audience. No reservations needed; free, buffet costs $7.99; 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m.; King Buffet, 2050 N.E. Third St., Bend; 541-388-2988.

LIBRARY ART COMMITTEE MEETING: Features the works of local artists. First Thursday of each month. New members always welcome; 5-6 p.m.; Redmond Public Library, 827 S.W. Deschutes Ave., Redmond; 541-312-1064.

FRIDAY

June 3

ARTIST RECEPTION: Carol Armstrong of Crooked River Ranch will be showing her paintings through July 28. Reception includes a demonstration of oil painting; 2-4 p.m.; Home Federal Bank, 821 S.W. Sixth St., Redmond; 541-504-2647.

REDMOND FRIDAY FARMERS MARKET: Vendors sell a selection of produce, cheese, breads, coffee, meat, eggs, poultry and more; free admission; 3-7 p.m.; Redmond Greenhouse, 4101 S. U.S. Highway 97, Redmond; 541-604-5156 or redmondfridaymarket@gmail.com.

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.

AUTHOR PRESENTATION: Jayne Pearson Faulkner reads from her memoir “The Place of Belonging”; free; 6:30 p.m.; Paulina Springs Books, 422 S.W. Sixth St., Redmond; 541-526-1491.

SATURDAY

June 4

DRESS DASH: Search for discounted wedding gowns; proceeds benefit Making Memories Breast Cancer Foundation; free admission; 7-10 a.m.; Deschutes County Fair & Expo Center, 3800 S.W. Airport Way, Redmond; 503-491-8091 or babc@makingmemories.org.

AGILITY TRIAL: Bend Agility Action Dogs presents a day of dogs navigating obstacle courses; free; 8 a.m.-4 p.m.; Crook County Fairgrounds, 1280 S. Main St., Prineville; 541-410-4646.

PLANT SALE: A sale of vegetable and landscape plants; proceeds benefit the Opportunity Center of Central Oregon; free admission; 8:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m.; Zion Lutheran Church, 1113 S.W. Black Butte Blvd., Redmond; 541-382-7044.

SUNDAY

June 5

AGILITY TRIAL: Bend Agility Action Dogs presents a day of dogs navigating obstacle courses; free; 8 a.m.-4 p.m.; Crook County Fairgrounds, 1280 S. Main St., Prineville; 541-410-4646.

BROADWAY REVUE AND SING-ALONG: A performance of Broadway show tunes, with audience participation; free; 2 p.m.; Community Presbyterian Church, 529 N.W. 19th St., Redmond; 541-548-3367.

TUESDAY

June 7

PLANNING COMMISSION: Redmond Urban Area Planning Commission meeting; public welcome: 7 p.m.; council chambers, 777 S.W. Deschutes Ave.; agenda at www.ci.redmond.or.us.

BENEFIT DINNER: With live music by CinderBlue; reservations requested; proceeds benefit Camp Sunrise; $35; 5:30 p.m.; Terrebonne Depot, 400 N.W. Smith Rock Way, Terrebonne; 541-548-7483.

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

WEDNESDAY

June 8

PRESCHOOL PARADE STORY TIME: Stories, songs, rhymes and activities for children ages 3-5, every Wednesday; 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.; 145 S.E. Salmon Ave.; agenda at www.redmond.k12.or.us.

THURSDAY

June 9

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

BABY STEPS STORY TIME: A gentle story time for infants to 18 months, every Thursday; 11 a.m.; Redmond Public Library, 827 S.W. Deschutes Ave., Redmond; 541-312-1055.

GOOD CHAIR, GREAT BOOKS: Read and discuss “The Zookeeper’s Wife” by Diane Ackerman; bring a lunch; free; noon-1 p.m.; Redmond Public Library, 827 S.W. Deschutes Ave., Redmond; 541-312-1055 or www.deschuteslibrary.org/calendar.

FRIDAY

June 10

WILDFLOWER SHOW: Peruse and buy wildflower specimens; with talks, solar viewing and exhibits; $5, $2 ages 2-12 and nature center members; 9 a.m.-4 p.m.; Sunriver Nature Center & Observatory, 57245 River Road, Sunriver; 541-593-4394 or www.sunrivernaturecenter.org.

REDMOND FRIDAY FARMERS MARKET: Vendors sell a selection of produce, cheese, breads, coffee, meat, eggs, poultry and more; free admission; 3-7 p.m.; Redmond Greenhouse, 4101 S. U.S. Highway 97, Redmond; 541-604-5156 or redmondfridaymarket@gmail.com.

CONCERT: Misty River performs a Farewell for Now concert; $17 plus fees in advance, $20 at the door; June 10, 7:30 p.m., doors open at 7; The Old Stone, 157 N.W. Franklin Ave., Bend; 541-344-7433 (info),541-389-6116 (tickets) or www.mistyriverband.com.

SATURDAY

June 11

GREAT STRIDES: A 5K walk for cystic fibrosis; registration required; proceeds benefit the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation; donations accepted; 9 a.m. registration, 10 a.m. walk; Sam Johnson Park, Southwest 15th Street, Redmond; 541-480-6703, greatstrides.redmond@gmail.com or www.cff.org/great_strides.

WEDNESDAY

June 15

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

THURSDAY

June 16

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

BABY STEPS STORY TIME: A gentle story time for infants to 18 months, every Thursday; 11 a.m.; Redmond Public Library, 827 S.W. Deschutes Ave., Redmond; 541-312-1055.

FRIDAY

June 17

REDMOND FRIDAY FARMERS MARKET: Vendors sell a selection of produce, cheese, breads, coffee, meat, eggs, poultry and more; free admission; 3-7 p.m.; Redmond Greenhouse, 4101 S. U.S. Highway 97, Redmond; 541-604-5156 or redmondfridaymarket@gmail.com.

“ALICE IN WONDERLAND”: Redmond School of Dance presents the classic story in ballet form; $12, $5 ages 11 and younger; 7 p.m.; Redmond High School, 675 S.W. Rimrock Way, Redmond; 541-548-6957 or www.redmondschoolofdance.com.

SATURDAY

June 18

BOOK AND DRESS SALE FUNDRAISER: Proceeds benefit What I Wore; free admission; 9 a.m.-4 p.m.; What I Wore, 2622 S.W. Glacier Place, Redmond; 541-504-1201.

ALPACA FESTIVAL AND CLASSIC CAR SHOW: Featuring live music, demonstrations, a barbecue, a silent auction, a classic-car show and adoptable animals; proceeds benefit the Humane Society of Redmond; donations accepted; 10 a.m.-3 p.m.; Crescent Moon Ranch, 70397 Buckhorn Road, Terrebonne; 541-923-7620, alondra_or@hotmail.com or www.redmondhumane.org.

A Day to Remember

Crooked River Fire and Rescue and Boy Scout Troop 72 perform a color guard ceremony at a Memorial Day observation at the CRR Lions' Memorial Forest Park May 30. (photo Leslie Pugmire Hole)

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Obituaries

Keith Merrill Lucas, of Prineville
Aug. 16, 1934 - May 23, 2011
Arrangements: Prineville Funeral Home
541-447-6459
Services: Funeral Services will be held on Wednesday, June 1, 2011 at 10:00 a.m. at Emmaus Lutheran Church in Redmond, Oregon. A luncheon will follow the service for family and friends. Graveside service will be held Thursday, June 2, 2011 at Willamette National Cemetery in Portland, Oregon at 1:00 p.m.

David Robert Matison, of Prineville
Dec. 12, 1949 - May 17, 2011
Arrangements: Autumn Funerals - Redmond
541-504-9485; www.autumnfunerals.com
Services: A Celebration of Life will be held 1:00 - 5:00 p.m. Sunday, June 5, 2011, at the Horseshoe Tavern, 410 N. Main St., Prineville.







May 24, 2011

Memorial Day events

Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 4108, of Redmond, will distribute red poppies in honor of Memorial Day. Buddy Poppies are replicas of the red poppies from the poem, “In Flanders Fields,” written by Col . John McCrae of the Canadian forces before the U.S. entered World War I.

The VFW have been conducting organized distributions of the poppies since 1923. The poppies are assembled by hospitalized veterans who are paid a nominal amount, then purchased by VFW posts and their auxiliaries, and distributed as gifts on Memorial Day weekend.

The red poppy symbolizes the blood shed by veterans of every war or conflict. The donations received for poppies go to VFW and auxiliaries’ relief funds and aid local veterans and their families in need. The current war and the recession have created significant demand for relief funds.

This year’ s distribution will be at Redmond’s Fred Meyer and Wal mart stores May 27-29, from approximately 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

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Memorial Day Observances

• 9 a.m. Terrebonne Cemetery, Northeast Smith Rock Way

• 11 a.m. Redmond Memorial Cemetery, 3545 S.W. Canal Blvd.

Redmond’s American Legion and Veterans of Foreign Wars posts have a tradition of alternating the organization of remembrance ceremonies at Redmond Memorial Cemetery. This year belongs to the V F W , and Dennis Guthrie of V F W Post 4108 has assembled a packed program for the hour between 11 a.m. and noon.

This year’s program will include high school students, veterans, community members and a politician.

Speakers for the event will be U.S. Sen. Ron Wyden, Medal of Honor Recipient Bob Maxwell, and Oregon VFW Senior Vice Commander Bert Key, as well as representatives of the Redmond American Legion and VFW posts.

Redmond High School will be represented by the color guard from the RHS Marine Corps Junior ROTC, and senior Kimberly Hunnicutt will play taps.

A reading of the poem, “In Flanders Field,” a wreath-laying by representatives of about 25 Central Oregon veterans and patriotic organizations, and a special remembrance for those who have died in our most recent war will also be included, Guthrie said.

The program will conclude with the raising of the cemetery flag from half staff to full staff. In accordance with protocol, cemetery flags are to fly at half staff only until noon on Memorial Day, Guthrie said, except at the tomb of the Unknowns at Arlington National Cemetery, where the flag always flies at half staff.

Guthrie said he’s trying to make the annual event bigger and better to get more people to attend.

More than 100 chairs will be set out for those who would like to sit, he said.

A smaller observation with a color guard will take place earlier in the day at the Terrebonne cemetery.

Event calendar

WEDNESDAY

May 25

SCHOOL BOARD: Redmond School Board meeting, public welcome; 5:30 p.m., Redmond Proficiency Academy, 657 S.W. Glacier Ave.; agenda at www.redmond.k12.or.us.

RECREATION DISTRICT: Redmond Area Park and Recreation District budget committee meeting; public welcome; 6:30 p.m.; Cascade Swim Center, 465 S.W. Rimrock Way; agenda at www.raprd.org.

THURSDAY

May 26

AUTHOR PRESENTATION: Reyna Grande talks about her works; free; 6 p.m.; Redmond High School, 675 S.W. Rimrock Way, Redmond; 541-318-3726.

GOLF COMMISSION: Redmond Golf Commission meeting; public welcome; 2 p.m.; Juniper Golf Course, 1938 S.W. Elkhorn Ave.; agenda at www.ci.redmond.or.us.

CENTRAL OREGON WRITERS GUILD MEETING: Authors John Daniel and Jane Kirkpatrick speak; free; 6:30-9 p.m.; Central Oregon Community College, Redmond campus, Building 3 Room 306, 2030 S.E. College Loop, Redmond; 541-923-0896, elsiemariewrites@gmail.com or www.CentralOregonWritersGuild.com.

ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT: Redmond Development Commission meeting, public welcome; 3:30 p.m.; City Hall Conference Room A, 716 S.W. Evergreen Ave.; agenda at www.ci.redmond.or.us.

FRIDAY

May 27

REDMOND FRIDAY FARMERS MARKET: Vendors sell a selection of produce, cheese, breads, coffee, meat, eggs, poultry and more; free admission; 3-7 p.m.; Redmond Greenhouse, 4101 S. U.S. Highway 97, Redmond; 541-604-5156 or redmondfridaymarket@gmail.com.

SATURDAY

May 28

REDMOND GRANGE BREAKFAST: Featuring sourdough pancakes, eggs, ham, coffee and more; proceeds benefit Redmond Habitat for Humanity; $5, $3 ages 12 and younger; 7-10:30 a.m.; Redmond Grange, 707 S.W. Kalama Ave., Redmond; 541-480-4495.

SALMON BAKE: Featuring a dinner of salmon, salad, beans and fry bread, with American Indian dance performances, music and crafts; free; 10 a.m.-4 p.m.; Central Oregon Community College, Campus Center, 2600 N.W. College Way, Bend; 541-318-3782 or http://nativeamerican.cocc.edu.

HIGH DESERT PERSPECTIVES: Suzanne Stone from Defenders of Wildlife discusses ranchers ’ use of incentives to reduce livestock and wolf conflicts and nonlethal mitigation of wolves. RSVP to 541-382-4754, ext. 241; free for members, $3 nonmembers; 5:30 p.m.; High Desert Museum, 59800 S. U.S. Highway 97, Bend; 541-382-4754.

MONDAY

May 30

SCOTTISH COUNTRY DANCE CLASSES: Every Monday, no experience/partner necessary; $5, first class free; 7-9 p.m.; Sons of Norway Hall, 549 N.W. Harmon Blvd., Bend; 541-549-7511 or 541-848-7523.

FRIDAY

June 3

ARTIST RECEPTION: Carol Armstrong of Crooked River Ranch will be showing her paintings through July 28. Reception includes a demonstration of oil painting; 2-4 p.m.; Home Federal Bank, 821 S.W. Sixth St., Redmond; 541-504-2647.

REDMOND FRIDAY FARMERS MARKET: Vendors sell a selection of produce, cheese, breads, coffee, meat, eggs, poultry and more; free admission; 3-7 p.m.; Redmond Greenhouse, 4101 S. U.S. Highway 97, Redmond; 541-604-5156 or redmondfridaymarket@gmail.com.

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.

SATURDAY

June 4

DRESS DASH: Search for discounted wedding gowns; proceeds benefit Making Memories Breast Cancer Foundation; free admission; 7-10 a.m.; Deschutes County Fair & Expo Center, 3800 S.W. Airport Way, Redmond; 503-491-8091 or babc@makingmemories.org.

PLANT SALE: A sale of vegetable and landscape plants; proceeds benefit the Opportunity Center of Central Oregon; free admission; 8:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m.; Zion Lutheran Church, 1113 S.W. Black Butte Blvd., Redmond; 541-382-7044.

TUESDAY

June 7

BENEFIT DINNER: With live music by CinderBlue; reservations requested; proceeds benefit Camp Sunrise; $35; 5:30 p.m.; Terrebonne Depot, 400 N.W. Smith Rock Way, Terrebonne; 541-548-7483.


'The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe’

The Children’s Theater Company of Redmond presents C.S. Lewis’ timeless classic, “The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe.” Start your summer off with a magical journey to the land of Narnia.

Playing June 17-18 at 7 p.m., June 19 at 2:30 p.m., June 24-25 at 7 p.m., and June 26 at 2:30 p.m.

All shows are at The Bridge Church, 2398 W. Antler Ave., Redmond.

Tickets are $5 and seating is limited. Call 541-460-3024 or visit www.childrenstheater

company.net.

July Fourth parade

The Redmond Chamber of Commerce is accepting applications for the annual Fourth of July parade.

The parade takes place on Monday, July 4, 2011, in downtown Redmond.

The theme for this year’s parade is “Yankee Doodle Dandy.” Participation is free, and entries will be awarded ribbons based on adherence to the theme and originality. Check-in will start at 8:30 a.m. on the corner of Sixth Street and Northwest Dogwood Avenue. Entry judging will begin at 9 a.m., and the parade begins at 10 a.m.

Participating in the parade means a chance to promote your business or organization to thousands of Redmond residents. Entry applications are available at the Redmond Chamber, 446 S.W. Seventh St. For more information

call 541-923-5191.

'tick, tick ... BOOM!’ at local theater

Innovation Theatre Works presents “tick, tick ... BOOM!” by Jonathan Larson, with previews Wednesday and Thursday, June 8 and 9 at 8 p.m. The play opens Friday, June 10 at 8 p.m., and runs through June 26 with shows Wednesday through Saturday at 8 p.m. and Sundays at 6 p.m.

All performances will be at the Bend Performing Arts Center, 1155 S.W. Division St. Tickets cost $15-$20 and are available at www.innovationtw.org. For more information contact Brad at brad@innovationtw.org. To purchase tickets over the phone, call 541-504-6721.

Adopt a cat

The Humane Society of Redmond is holding a “CAT-a-Palooza” adoption event to find homes for shelter cats and kittens.

From June 1-11, special rates for cat and kitten adoptions will be offered at the Humane Society at 1355 N.E. Hemlock Ave. in Redmond. Hours of operation are Monday through Friday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., and Saturday, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. The first 10 people to adopts a cat will receive a free cat pillow.

A children’s coloring contest for ages 5-10 is also being offered. Coloring sheets are available at the Humane Society or the Thrift Store (South Highway 97, across from Mrs. Beasley’s). The contest closes June 10; winners will be announced June 11. Prizes will be awarded.

The Cat Playroom at the Humane Society is hosting an open house June 11, from noon to 3 p.m. Cupcakes and refreshments will be served. All events are free, except adoption fees. All proceeds benefit the Humane Society of Redmond.

Safe driving for seniors

The AARP Driver Safety Class will be offered at the Redmond Senior Center on June 13 and 14, 8 a.m. to noon. The class is a nationwide, Oregon DMV accredited, defensive driver program focusing on driving safety within current Oregon laws in an ever -changing driving environment. It focuses on naturally occurring, age -related changes in driving safely. This class qualifies for the Oregon Insurance discount law for those over age 55.

Each program is eight hours split over two consecutive days . All drivers are welcome, regardless of age. Student fee is $14 (AARP member $12). To enroll call 541-548-6325.

AARP Driver Safety Instructors are needed. Do you like to teach and interact with people? This is an all volunteer position with all expenses paid by the Driver Safety

Program. You don’t have to be a driving expert; you just need a desire to help drivers reduce traffic crashes and save lives. Training available. Call Thomas Drynan at 541-923-2326.

Play with fire

Last weekend several dozen firefighters descended on an empty manufactured home in Crooked River Ranch and played with fire.

The event, held May 22, was a “burn to learn" exercise sponsored by Crooked River Ranch Rural Fire Protection District.

Half of the firefighters were from CRR Fire and the rest from Jefferson County, Crook County, Three Rivers, Cloverdale, Black Butte, Warm Springs and Redmond.

Live fire training is important, especially for new firefighters who have never experienced crawling their way through a smoke-filled building, said CRR Fire Chief Tim McLaren, who organized the training session.

However, it's not always easy to get that training in Central Oregon, he added. The area doesn't have a fire training facility with a structure designed for live fire. Agencies in the area have been trying to obtain grant funding for one but in the meantime training officers depend on building donations.

The departments schedule training “whenever people donate houses,” McLaren said. Often the donation is a trashed rental. Or like the Basalt Drive home on the Ranch, the owners purchased the property with an old manufactured home on it. Now they're ready to build a new house and needed to get rid of the current one.

CRR Fire has hosted several structural live fire training sessions this year.
“We've been fortunate this year with houses,” McLaren said. "Usually they are few and far between and one of these days DEQ (Department of Environmental Quality) is going to ban (the burning exercises)."

In addition to the house to burn, the property contained a detached garage where firefighters could practice their ventilation skills - using chain saws and hand tools to make holes in the roof to allow smoke to escape.

Among the requirements to become certified, firefighters must complete task books. The ventilation station and the live fire offered opportunities for getting some of those tasks checked off, McLaren explained.

A five-man crew of Redmond Fire and Rescue volunteers participated while one instructor from Redmond helped light the fires. Jade Ames, volunteer association president, said his crew was there to learn about fire behavior and engineer skills.

The day started with a gathering at CRR fire station to count heads and sign-in. “If you don’t sign-in you’re not here,” McLaren told those assembled.

Then McLaren ticked off a list of the names of safety officers for inside and out, who was in charge of transportation, communication, the finance officer/medic, which hospitals were to be used in case of injury (St. Charles Redmond and Bend or Legacy Emanuel in case of burns) and which engines and tenders were assigned to the fire ground and which would be nearby in case of a "real world" emergency.

Appropriately, the "burn to learn" day ended with firefighters burning down the house.

-- photo and story by Trish Pinkerton

Obituaries

Lilly Laverne Brawner, of Crooked River Ranch
July 13, 1934 - May 16, 2011
Arrangements: Baird Funeral Home of Bend
541-382-0903; www.bairdmortuaries.com
No services are planned at this time.

Richard L. Pushard, of Redmond
Feb. 15, 1936 - May 17, 2011
Arrangements: Autumn Funerals, Redmond
541-504-9485
Services were held on May 20 at Highland Baptist Church, Redmond.

Gary Norman Auxier, of Lakeview
April 2, 1947 - May 16, 2011
Arrangements:Redmond Memorial Chapel
541-548-3219; www.redmondmemorial.com
Services are pending.

May 17, 2011

Event calendar

WEDNESDAY
May 18
PRESCHOOL PARADE STORY TIME: Stories, songs, rhymes and activities for children ages 3-5, every Wednesday; 10:15 a.m.; Redmond Public Library, 827 S.W. Deschutes Ave., Redmond; 541-312-1055.
JENI FOSTER: The lecturer and vocalist explores challenges faced by migrant farm workers from the 1930s to the present; free; 6 p.m.; Central Oregon Community College, Campus Center, 2600 N.W. College Way, Bend; 541-318-3726.
SCHOOL DISTRICT: Redmond School Board meeting, public welcome; 145 S.E. Salmon Ave.; agenda www.redmond.k12.or.us.
AUTHOR PRESENTATION: Jon Stewart talks about his book “Pilgrimage to the Edge”; free; 6:30 p.m.; Bend Public Library, Brooks Room, 601 N.W. Wall St., Bend; 541-312-1032 or www.deschuteslibrary.org/calendar.
“THE WIZARD OF OZ”: The Redmond High School drama department presents a musical about Dorothy, Toto and their adventures in the land of Oz; $10 in advance, $12 at the door; 7 p.m.; Redmond High School, 675 S.W. Rimrock Way, Redmond; 541-923-4800, ext. 2125.

THURSDAY
May 19
BABY STEPS STORY TIME: A gentle story time for infants to 18 months, every Thursday; 10:30 a.m.; Redmond Public Library, 827 S.W. Deschutes Ave., Redmond; 541-312-1055.
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.
“GREEN FIRE — ALDO LEOPOLD AND A LAND ETHIC FOR OUR TIME”: A screening of the documentary about the conservationist Aldo Leopold; proceeds benefit National Forest Foundation’s local restoration efforts; $10; 6 p.m.; Sisters Movie House, 720 Desperado Court, Sisters; 541-549-8833.
FROM BOTTLE ROCKET TO JUNK RAFT: Marcus Eriksen talks about marine conservation and sailing 2,600 miles across the ocean on a 30-foot raft made from a fuselage and plastic bottles; $12, $10 High Desert Museum members, $3 students; 6 p.m.; Central Oregon Community College, Campus Center, 2600 N.W. College Way, Bend; 541-383-7700 or www.highdesertmuseum.org.
“THE WIZARD OF OZ”: The Redmond High School drama department presents a musical about Dorothy, Toto and their adventures in the land of Oz; $10 in advance, $12 at the door; 7 p.m.; Redmond High School, 675 S.W. Rimrock Way, Redmond; 541-923-4800, ext. 2125.

FRIDAY
May 20
CONCERT: Matthew “Mai” Hymann of Moon Mountain Ramblers performs; 6:30 p.m.; Cross Creek Cafe, 507 SW 8th St., Redmond; 541-548-2883.
“THE WIZARD OF OZ”: The Redmond High School drama department presents a musical about Dorothy, Toto and their adventures in the land of Oz; $10 in advance, $12 at the door; 7 p.m.; Redmond High School, 675 S.W. Rimrock Way, Redmond; 541-923-4800, ext. 2125.

SATURDAY
May 21
RHS FARMERS MARKET: Vendors sell fresh produce, herbs, flowers, plants, food and art; free admission; 9 a.m.-4 p.m.; Redmond High School, 675 S.W. Rimrock Way, Redmond; 541-923-4800.
SPECIAL OLYMPICS CAN & BOTTLE DRIVE: Bring your aluminum, plastic (including water bottles) and glass and meet some of the athletes your donations support; 9 a.m.-4 p.m.; Ray’s Food Place, 900 S.W. 23rd St., Redmond; 541-548-2447.
JACKS OR BETTER FUNDRAISER: An easy 7.2-mile loop and poker; proceeds benefit the Deschutes County Sheriff’s Posse; $15 per hand; 9:30 a.m., 9 a.m. registration; Skull Hollow Camp and Trailhead, Lone Pine Road and F.S. Road 5710, Redmond; 541-647-7613.
STEPPING OUT TO CURE SCLERODERMA WALK: Walk to benefit scleroderma research; $20; 10 a.m., 9 a.m. registration; American Legion Park, 850 S.W. Rimrock Way, Redmond; 541-480-1958 or mzann@bendbroadband.com.
AUTHOR PRESENTATION: Scott Cook talks about his book “Bend Overall”; free; 11 a.m.; Redmond Public Library, 827 S.W. Deschutes Ave., Redmond; 541-312-1032 or www.deschuteslibrary.org/calendar.
“THE WIZARD OF OZ”: The Redmond High School drama department presents a musical about Dorothy, Toto and their adventures in the land of Oz; $10 in advance, $12 at the door; 1:30 p.m.; Redmond High School, 675 S.W. Rimrock Way, Redmond; 541-923-4800, ext. 2125.
HOT HERO’S CHILI COOK-OFF: Sample chili prepared by police, firemen and military personnel; proceeds benefit Safety Outreach for Seniors; $5 for five tastes, free ages 5 and younger; 2-4 p.m.; Bend Villa Retirement, 1801 N.E. Lotus Drive, Bend; 541-548-8817 or mphillis@councilonaging.org.
AUTHOR PRESENTATION: William Sullivan talks about his book “Oregon Favorites: Trails and Tales”; with a slide show; free; 3 p.m.; East Bend Public Library, 62080 Dean Swift Road, Bend; 541-312-1032 or www.deschuteslibrary.org/calendar.
AUTHOR PRESENTATION: Rosanne Parry reads from her book “Second Fiddle”; free; 6:30 p.m.; Paulina Springs Books, 422 S.W. Sixth St., Redmond; 541-526-1491.
“THE WIZARD OF OZ”: The Redmond High School drama department presents a musical about Dorothy, Toto and their adventures in the land of Oz; $10 in advance, $12 at the door; 7 p.m.; Redmond High School, 675 S.W. Rimrock Way, Redmond; 541-923-4800, ext. 2125.
COMEDYCORE UNDERGROUND: Central Oregon comedians perform; ages 21 and older; $10; 7:30 p.m., doors open 6:30 p.m.; The Oxford Hotel, 10 N.W. Minnesota Ave., Bend; ryan@thewhitebull.com or www.bendticket.com or www.comedycore.org.

MONDAY
May 23
EMERGENCY PREPAREDNESS SEMINAR: Don Webber, Deschutes County Emergency Services manager will cover hazards of living in Central Oregon, how we could be impacted by a major earthquake in the Cascadia Subduction Zone, and steps to prepare; free; 6:15 p.m.; Highland Baptist Church, 3100 S.W. Highland Ave., Redmond; 541-548-4161 or rdmpatriot@gmail.com.
SCOTTISH COUNTRY DANCE CLASSES: Every Monday, no experience/partner necessary; $5, first class free; 7-9 p.m.; Sons of Norway Hall, 549 N.W. Harmon Blvd., Bend; 541-549-7511 or 541-848-7523.

TUESDAY
May 24
HEALTH CENTER OPEN HOUSE: Visit the new clinic and talk with health/mental health professionals, displays and handouts will be available; 4-6:30 p.m.; Redmond High School, 675 S.W. Rimrock Way, Redmond; 541-923-4800.
CITY COUNCIL: Redmond City Council meetings, public welcome, 6:45 a.m. and 7 p.m.; 777 S.W. Deschutes Ave.; www.ci.redmond.or.us.
HISTORY PUB: James Crowell talks about “The Complete History of Bend: From Two-Man Saws to Victoria’s Secret and Zip Lines”; free; 6 p.m., doors open 5 p.m.; McMenamins Old St. Francis School, 700 N.W. Bond St., Bend; 541-389-1813 or www.deschuteshistory.org.
AUTHOR PRESENTATION: Jane Kirkpatrick reads from her book “The Daughter’s Walk”; free; 6:30 p.m.; Paulina Springs Books, 422 S.W. Sixth St., Redmond; 541-526-1491.

Support RHS cheerleaders
The Redmond High School Cheerleaders are raising funds for their upcoming seasons.
On May 21, from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m., they will hold a yard sale in the front parking lot of Redmond High, and Krispy Kreme doughnuts will also be for sale. On May 22, from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. a car wash will be held at Jody’s Drive Inn. Get your car washed and enjoy a slider for $1.

Special Olympics fundraiser
A can and bottle drive will be held in support of the local Special Olympics team May 21 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Ray’s Food Place in Bend, Redmond, LaPine, Prineville and Sisters.
Athlete participation is encouraged. To volunteer, call 541-749-6517 or soor503@gmail.com.

Learn to run/walk for fitness
FootZone is holding a six-week Learn to Run or Fitness Walk session on Tuesdays through June 7, from 6 to 7:15 p.m. at American Legion Park. For more information call 541-728-7120 or info@learntorunfun.com.

Summer lunch program offered
Redmond kids (18 years of age and under) will be able to receive a nutritious breakfast and lunch at no charge this summer.
The Redmond School District is participating in the Summer Food Service Program, and meals will be served at three locations around the community: Sam Johnson Park, Redmond Boys & Girls Club and Terrebonne Boys & Girls Club. No registration is required.
• Sam Johnson Park runs June 20-Aug. 26, Monday-Friday, S.W. Evergreen Ave., Redmond. Breakfast 8:30-8:45, lunch 11:45-noon.
Redmond Boys & Girls Club runs June 20-Aug. 26, Monday-Friday, 1055 S.W. Deschutes Ave., Redmond. Breakfast 8:45-9:00, lunch 11:45-noon.
• Terrebonne Boys & Girls Club runs June 20-Aug. 26, Monday-Friday, 1199 B St., Terrebonne. Breakfast 8:45-9:00, lunch 11:45-noon.
All sites closed July 1-5. For more information call the Redmond School District at 541-923-5437.

Food preservation classes
Freezing the extras from your favorite farmer, your own garden’s bounty, or preparing food for quick preparation or ready-to-eat meals can be easy and rewarding. Learn the principles of high-quality freezing and how to enjoy some of your favorite foods year-round by practicing safe preparation of foods at a hands-on workshop led by OSU Extension Master Food Preserver Bonnie Koenig.
The class will be held Tuesday, May 24, at the OSU Deschutes County Extension office at the fairgrounds in Redmond, from 9 a.m. to noon. Cost of the workshop is $15. The registration fee includes products made in the lab and how-to booklets. Class size is limited and the deadline for registration is May 20. Call to register at the OSU Deschutes County Extension office at 541-548-6088 or e-mail glenda.hyde@
oregonstate.edu.
Not all food preservation recipes are safe. OSU Extension recommends only using tested recipes for canning. Food preservation booklets with tested recipes can be purchased at your local county extension office, or ordered or downloaded for free online at http://
extension.oregonstate.edu/fch/food-preservation.

Grief camp fundraiser planned
A benefit dinner will be held Tuesday, June 7 at 5:30 p.m. for Camp Sunrise, a program of Redmond-Sisters Hospice. This free camp program takes place each year for children ages 7 through 14. This year’s camp is the weekend of June 17-19.
The dinner will be held at Terrebonne Depot, 400 N.E. Smith Rock Way. $35 includes tip. Entertainment by CinderBlue. For more information or reservations, call 541-548-7483 and ask for Buffy.

Writing camps planned for kids
Building on last year’s Weekend of Words, The Nature of Words (NOW) will conduct three WOW! Week of Words summer writing camps for kids this July.
Taught by NOW’s Programs Director, Jamie Houghton, and Rachel Lee-Carman, local writer and author of the “Show and Tell” zine, students will participate in workshops focusing on fiction, poetry, zine and bookmaking. Students will take home a bound copy of their work, including individual poems, prose and zines (handmade magazines).
Ages 12-14, July 11-14, 1-3 p.m., $125/student. Ages 8-11, July 20-21, 1-3 p.m., $65/student. Ages 5-7, July 18-19, 1 - 3 p.m., $65/student.
Register at www.the natureofwords.org.
This class is offered as part of COCC’s Community Learning Summer Youth Camps.

COCC offers classes for iPad users
Central Oregon Community College’s Community Learning department is offering a new two-evening class for Macintosh users titled “Get More Out of Your iPad.” Participants will explore the iPad’s many features and learn to set up their own iPad the way they want.
The two Thursday evening sessions will take place at Skyview Middle School on June 2 and 9, from 6-9 p.m. Cost is $59 and pre-registration is required. Call 541-383-7270 or visit http://noncredit.cocc.edu.

Suggest a name for baby porcupine
The High Desert Museum is calling on Central Oregon students from pre-school through eighth grade to help name its new baby porcupine.
The student whose suggested name is chosen will win a special visit with the baby porcupine and a behind-the-scenes tour of the museum’s wildlife areas. Students may submit names through May 30 at http://www.highdesert
museum.org/get_involved/Baby_Porcupine_Name/.
The museum will select three names from those submitted by students and invite visitors to vote for the winner with contributions dropped in ballot boxes for each name. All proceeds will support the museum’s porcupine family and the wildlife program. The winning name with the highest total donations will be announced on July 4.
Visitors can meet the baby porcupine on Wednesdays, Fridays and Saturdays at 2 p.m. at the museum.

Deschutes Dog Days event scheduled
DogPAC has announced the second annual Deschutes Dog Days will be held Aug. 21, from noon to 4 p.m. in Bend’s Riverbend Park.
The event will celebrate DogPAC’s work to promote the health and enjoyment of dogs and their guardians through the provision of off-leash recreation opportunities in Central Oregon. The event will consist of a dog run, dog games, a raffle, food vendors, service vendors and retail vendors. Raffle tickets will be on sale for over 20 prizes. Games will include: Hot Dog on a Spoon, Lure Course, Crazy River Dog Fetch Contest and Timed Fetch.
Visit happytails@dogpac.org if you are interested in registering your dog for a game, volunteering, being a vendor or donating a raffle item. For more information about DogPAC, visit www.dogpac.org.