June 7, 2011

Event calendar

WEDNESDAY

June 8

SCHOOL BOARD: Redmond School Board meeting, public welcome; 5:30 p.m.; 145 S.E. Salmon Ave.; agenda at www.redmond.k12.or.us.

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 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.

MONDAY

June 13

URBAN RENEWAL: Downtown Urban Renewal District Advisory Committee meeting, public welcome; 5:30 p.m.; city hall conference room A, 716 S.W. Evergreen Ave.; agenda at www.ci.redmond.or.us.

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

June 14

REDMOND CITY COUNCIL MEETING: public welcome; 6:45 a.m. and 7 p.m.; council chambers, 777 S.W. Deschutes Ave.; agenda at www.ci.redmond.or.us.

WEDNESDAY

June 15

FIRE AND RESCUE: Redmond Fire & Rescue board of directors meeting; public welcome; 7 p.m.; 341 N.W. Dogwood Ave.; 541-504-5000.

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.

“THE LION, THE WITCH AND THE WARDROBE”: The Children’s Theater Co. presents C.S. Lewis’ tale of four children transported to Narnia; $5; 7 p.m.; The Bridge Church of the Nazarene, 2398 W. Antler Ave., Redmond; 541-460-3024, childrenstheater@me.com or www.childrenstheatercompany.net.

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, $20-$25 to enter a car; 10 a.m.-3 p.m.; Crescent Moon Ranch, 70397 Buckhorn Road, Terrebonne; 541-923-7620, alondra_or@hotmail.com or www.redmondhumane.org.

SUMMER SHOOTOUT MARBLE TOURNAMENT: Learn to play marbles and then play in a tournament, with lawn games, picnic and more; registration required; proceeds benefit the Deschutes County Historical Society; $10; 10 a.m.; Des Chutes Historical Museum, 129 N.W. Idaho Ave., Bend; 541-389-1813 or www.deschuteshistory.org.

“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.

“THE LION, THE WITCH AND THE WARDROBE”: The Children’s Theater Co. presents C.S. Lewis’ tale of four children transported to Narnia; $5; 7 p.m.; The Bridge Church of the Nazarene, 2398 W. Antler Ave., Redmond; 541-460-3024, childrenstheater@me.com or www.childrenstheatercompany.net.

DANCE: Live music by Bobby & Lori; $6, $4 VFW or Auxiliary members); 7-11 p.m.; VFW Hall, 1836 S.W. Veterans Way, Redmond; 541-548-4108 or www.ofco.org.

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.

SUNDAY

June 19

DEMOLITION DERBY: The Bend/Sunrise Lions Club hosts a derby; proceeds benefit the club’s charitable causes; $12, $6 ages 6-12, free ages 5 and younger; 11 a.m. gates open, 1 p.m. derby; Deschutes County Fair & Expo Center, 3800 S.W. Airport Way, Redmond; 541-410-4667 or larry@presspros.net.

“THE LION, THE WITCH AND THE WARDROBE”: The Children’s Theater Co. presents C.S. Lewis’ tale of four children transported to Narnia; $5; 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.

“THE MAFIOSO MURDERS”: Buckboard Mysteries presents an interactive murder mystery dinner theater event; $49, $45 seniors, $39 ages 5-12; 4 p.m.; Bend Municipal Airport, 63132 Powell Butte Highway, Bend; 541-350-0018 or www.buckboardmysteries.com.

MONDAY

June 20

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.

WEDNESDAY

June 22

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 23

TODDLIN’ TALES STORY TIME: For children 18-36 months and caregiver, every Thursdays; 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 24

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.

“THE LION, THE WITCH AND THE WARDROBE”: The Children’s Theater Co. presents C.S. Lewis’ tale of four children transported to Narnia; $5; 7 p.m.; The Bridge Church of the Nazarene, 2398 W. Antler Ave., Redmond; 541-460-3024, childrenstheater@me.com or www.childrenstheatercompany.net.

Fiber and fenders event benefits shelter

The Alpaca Shearing Festival and Car Show will raise funds for the Humane Society of Redmond on Saturday, June 18.

Event activities include barbecue lunch, shearing and spinning demonstrations, live music by Cinder Blue, raffle and silent auction, bake sale, and alpaca boutique. Organizers also are expecting viewings of new baby alpacas.

Admission is free; a lunch plate costs $7.50. A donation of pet food is appreciated.

The festival runs from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Crescent Moon Alpaca Ranch, 70397 Buckhorn Road, Terrebonne.

The car show will consist of 11 judging classes, and prizes will be awarded for first and second place at 2 p.m. A “People’s Choice,” “Crescent Moon Ranch Award” and “Humane Society of Redmond Award” will also be presented. On-grass parking is provided for all entries. Check-in starts at 9 a.m. Pre-registration costs $25 and includes admission, dash plaque, raffle ticket, voting ballot and sign for your vehicle.

For further information and registration, call 541-923-7620.

Community weed pull event taking shape

The Deschutes County Weed Advisory Board and the “Let’s Pull Together” event organizers are gearing up for noxious weed pulling events that begin Saturday, June 11, during Noxious Weed Awareness Week. The week’s weed pull events help to educate in preserving Central Oregon’s ecosystem from non-native noxious weeds.

Noxious weeds are non-native invasive species that threaten our ecosystem. They not only smother growth of native plants, but they starve wildlife, use water and create allergens. Noxious weeds also can become tremendous ladder fuels that can radically change the speed and fury at which wildfires burn.

“Let’s Pull Together” is a countywide noxious weed pull event. Participants in the event include neighborhood and homeowners associations, city and county government and boards, park and school districts, utilities, private and public entities, businesses and incredible volunteers. The weed pull events are family-friendly and everyone is welcome to attend.

After the weed pulls, all volunteers are welcome to feast at the complimentary volunteer appreciation lunch, which is held in every participating community. The festivities include entertainment and great prizes.

For more information about “Let’s Pull Together” weed pull locations and how to participate, see www.letspulltogether.com. For more information about noxious weeds, please visit the Deschutes County website at www.deschutes.org/weeds or call 541-322-7135.

No/low sugar jam workshop offered

If you are interested in reducing sugar in jams and jellies, there are several options for home food preservers. A “Making Low or No Sugar Jams and Jellies” class will be taught at the OSU Extension office in Redmond by Glenda Hyde, OSU Extension Service educator and master food preserver, on Tuesday, June 21, from 9 a.m. to noon.

During the class participants will learn about the selection and functions of ingredients. Then, the class will prepare jams and jellies with several different methods. Participants will then taste test for personal preference.

The cost of the class is $15 per person and can be paid that day. Register by calling the OSU Extension Service office in Redmond at 541-548-6088 or by e-mailing glenda.hyde@oregonstate.edu by Friday, June 17. Class size will be limited.

Summer recreation classes offered

Redmond Area Park and Recreation District has many classes and activities for children and families to participate in this summer. Day hikes, Frisbee disk golf, a ropes course, sports camps, and a day at Lake Billy Chinook are just some of the offerings.

Call 541-548-7275 or visit www.raprd.org for more information.

Sunriver Nature Center summer events

Sunriver Nature Center & Observatory offers a fun start to the summer for the whole family, and has special themed weeks for those wishing to explore more. Wednesdays through Saturdays, beginning June 22, kids can learn about nature, rocketry and other science topics in specially-designed classes for their age group. Fees vary. Call to pre-pay and pre-register at 541-593-4394.

Astronomy week will be held June 22-25 and includes programs and films. A special program on constellations on June 25 at 8 p.m. will be shared. More information is available by calling 541-598-4406.

Join a naturalist at dusk for the popular Owl Prowl program June 22, 24 or 29, from 8 to 9 p.m. Meet a real owl, look for other animals, and take a short hike on the nature trail. Adults are $4, Children $2 (ages 2-12), and SNCO members are free. Registration is required by 5 p.m. the day of the walk. Call 541-593-4394 for more details or to register. More information is also available at www.sunrivernaturecenter.org.

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