August 23, 2011

Event Calendar

8/24 Wednesday
PREPARING FOR KINDERGARTEN STORY TIME: Stories, rhymes and a craft for children entering kindergarten this fall; 10:15 a.m.; Redmond Public Library, 827 S.W. Deschutes Ave.; 541-312-1055.
 MUSIC ON THE GREEN: Featuring covers from the ’50s-’80s by 41 East; food vendors available; free; 6-7:30 p.m.; Sam Johnson Park, Southwest 15th Street, Redmond; 541-923-5191 or redmondsummerconcerts.com.

8/25 Thursday
READERS SHOWCASE: Central Oregon Writers Guild members read from works in a variety of genres; free; 6:30-9 p.m.; Central Oregon Community College, Redmond campus, 2030 S.E. College Loop, Redmond; 541-923-0896, elsiemariewrites@gmail.com or www.centraloregonwritersguild.com.
DEVELOPMENT COMMISSION: Redmond Development Commission; 3:30 p.m.; public welcome; city hall, 716 S.W. Evergreen Ave. Agenda at www.ci.redmond.or.us.

8/26 Friday
 HIGH DESERT SECTIONAL BRIDGE TOURNAMENT: Bridge clubs present a bridge tournament; $9 or $8 ACBL members per session; 10 a.m. and 3 p.m.; Deschutes County Fair & Expo Center, South Sister, Three Sisters Conference and Convention Center, 3800 SW Airport Way, Redmond; 541-322-9453 or www.bendbridge.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; 541-604-5156 or redmondfridaymarket@gmail.com.
AIRSHOW OF THE CASCADES: Event includes a display of classic cars and aircraft, an aerobatics show, a kids area, aircraft rides and more; $8, free ages 12 and younger; 4-9 p.m.; Madras Airport, 2028 N.W. Airport Way; 541-475-6947 or www.cascadeairshow.com.
SHAKESPEARE IN THE PARK: Featuring a performance of “A Midsummer Night’s Dream” by Portland’s Northwest Classical Theatre Company; preceded by short performances by local theater companies; proceeds benefit Arts Central; $20-$75; 5 p.m.; Drake Park, 777 N.W. Riverside Blvd., Bend; 541-323-0964 or www.shakespearebend.com.
AUTHOR PRESENTATION: Brian Doyle talks about his book “Mink River”; free; 6:30 p.m.; Paulina Springs Books, 422 S.W. Sixth St., Redmond; 541-526-1491.
BEN HARPER: The Grammy-winning funk rocker performs; a portion of proceeds benefits BendAid; $39 plus fees; 6:30 p.m., doors open 5 p.m.; Les Schwab Amphitheater, 344 S.W. Shevlin Hixon Drive, Bend; 541-318-5457 or www.bendconcerts.com

8/27 Saturday
AIRSHOW OF THE CASCADES: Event includes a display of classic cars and aircraft, an aerobatics show, a kids area, aircraft rides and more; $8, free ages 12 and younger; 8 a.m.-5 p.m.; Madras Airport, 2028 N.W. Airport Way; 541-475-6947 or www.cascadeairshow.com.
INTERCAMBIO SPANISH/ENGLISH CONVERSATION GROUP: welcoming all people who would like to learn or practice their Spanish or English language skills; 9:30-11:30 a.m.; Green Plow Coffee Roasters, 436 S.W. Sixth St., Redmond; 541-516-1128.
HIGH DESERT SECTIONAL BRIDGE TOURNAMENT: Bridge clubs present a bridge tournament; $9 or $8 ACBL members per session; 10 a.m. and 3 p.m.; Deschutes County Fair & Expo Center, South Sister, Three Sisters Conference and Convention Center, 3800 SW Airport Way, Redmond; 541-322-9453 or www.bendbridge.org.
TERREBONNE CRUZ IN: A display of more than 200 vintage, specialty and custom vehicles; with food and more; free; 10 a.m.-3 p.m.; Terrebonne; 541-548-2603.
SHAKESPEARE IN THE PARK: Featuring a performance of “A Midsummer Night’s Dream” by Portland’s Northwest Classical Theatre Company; preceded by short performances by local theater companies; proceeds benefit Arts Central; $20-$75; noon; Drake Park, 777 N.W. Riverside Blvd., Bend; 541-323-0964 or www.shakespearebend.com.
BENEFIT DINNER: Help the Small Farms Conservancy defray the cost of mailing free copies of the Small Farmer’s Journal to developing farmers worldwide. Food donated by local farms and prepared by Bleu Bite Catering; reservations required; $45 per person; 5 p.m.; Fields Farm, 61915 Pettigrew Road, Bend; 541-385-6977 or 541-549-2064.
SHAKESPEARE IN THE PARK: Featuring a performance of “A Midsummer Night’s Dream” by Portland’s Northwest Classical Theatre Company; preceded by short performances by local theater companies; proceeds benefit Arts Central; $20-$75; 5 p.m.; Drake Park, 777 N.W. Riverside Blvd., Bend; 541-323-0964 or www.shakespearebend.com.
 MUNCH & MOVIES: An outdoor screening of “Toy Story 3”; with food vendors and live music; free; 6 p.m., movie begins at dusk; Sam Johnson Park, Southwest 15th Street, Redmond; 541-389-0995 or www.c3events.com.

8/28 Sunday
HIGH DESERT SECTIONAL BRIDGE TOURNAMENT: Bridge clubs present a bridge tournament; $9 or $8 ACBL members per session; 10 a.m.; Deschutes County Fair & Expo Center, South Sister, Three Sisters Conference and Convention Center, 3800 SW Airport Way, Redmond; 541-322-9453 or www.bendbridge.org.
THE RAINSHADOW EFFECT: Featuring a dinner of local food and music; purchase tickets via website; proceeds benefit place-based education projects in Central Oregon; $20; 4-8 p.m.; Rainshadow Organics, 70955 N.W. Lower Bridge Way, Terrebonne; 541-279-0841 or www.restorethedeschutes.org.

8/30 Tuesday
REDMOND FARMERS MARKET: 11:30 a.m.-5:30 p.m.; Centennial Park, Seventh Street and Evergreen Avenue; 541-550-0066 or www.localharvest.org/redmond-farmers-market-M31522.
TUESDAY MARKET AT EAGLE CREST: Free admission; 2-6 p.m.; Eagle Crest Resort, 1522 Cline Falls Road, Redmond; 541-633-9637 or info@sustainableflame.com.
VOLUNTEER EXPO: Community organizations will be on hand to answer questions about volunteering options; free; 2-4 p.m.; Redmond Public Library, 827 S.W. Deschutes Ave.; 541-312-1054 or www.deschuteslibrary.org/calendar.

8/31 Wednesday
REDMOND SCHOOL BOARD: 5:30 p.m.; public welcome, district office, 145 S.E. Salmon Ave. Agenda at www.redmond,k12.or.us.

9/2 Friday
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; 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.

9/3 Saturday
INTERCAMBIO SPANISH/ENGLISH CONVERSATION GROUP: welcoming all people who would like to learn or practice their Spanish or English language skills; 9:30-11:30 a.m.; Green Plow Coffee Roasters, 436 S.W. Sixth St., Redmond; 541-516-1128.

9/6 Tuesday
REDMOND FARMERS MARKET: 11:30 a.m.-5:30 p.m.; Centennial Park, Seventh Street and Evergreen Avenue; 541-550-0066 or www.localharvest.org/redmond-farmers-market-M31522.

RAPRD offers programs for kids
Redmond Area Park and Recreation District offers before and after school care and all kinds of programs to help meet childcare needs during the school year. See the fall activity guide or www.raprd.org for more information.
A toddler play time is offered on Tuesdays and Thursdays from noon to 2 p.m. Tumble mats, mini hoops, soccer, blocks and lots of balls. Parents are free with paid child admission, $2 per child drop-in.
Participate in Outdoor Clue Adventure by visiting raprd.org for a new outdoor adventure clue each Saturday, Sept. 10 through Oct. 29. This is a scavenger hunt that begins online and ends at … you’ll have to figure it out! You have to decipher each clue and follow it to the specified location. Each location will have a decorated metal box with additional instructions inside. Clues build upon each other and at the end there will be a grand prize. Winner will be announced on Nov. 5. Have fun!

Sale to benefit church projects
Community Presbyterian Church is having a huge indoor and outdoor sale, Friday, Aug. 26, 8 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. and Saturday, Aug. 27, 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Sale items include antiques, collectibles, jewelry, housewares, linens, clothing, tools, farm and camping equipment, bicycles and more. Community Presbyterian Church, is at 529 N.W. 19th St., a half mile north of Redmond High School. Information: 541-548-3367.

2012 rodeo seeks queen
The 2012 Deschutes County Fair and Rodeo Queen Tryouts will be held Sunday, Sept. 11, 2011, at 3 p.m. in the Juniper Arena and Middle Sister. Girls 17 years old by Dec. 31, 2011, to 20 years of age from Deschutes, Jefferson and Crook counties are eligible.
Application packets are available at the Deschutes County Fair office in Redmond, on the website, www.expo.deschutes.org, or via e-mail, krussell414@gmail.com.
Packets are due Sept. 1 by 5 p.m. to the Deschutes County Fair office, 3800 S.W. Airport Way, Redmond, OR 97756. For more information contact Kathy Russell, Deschutes County queen advisor, at 541-419-8925.

Arts Central offers classes
Arts Central in Bend offers art classes for all ages and skill levels, using many different forms of media.
For more information visit www.artscentraloregon.org or call 541-617-1317. Arts Central is located at 313 S.W. Shevlin Hixon Drive.

Shelter offers dog adoption specials
The Humane Society of Redmond will host a Special Dog Adoption Event to find homes for shelter dogs through Sept. 17. Special adoption rates will be featured. The first 10 dog adoptions will come with free “swag bags” loaded with goodies.
The Humane Society of Redmond is located at 1355 N.E. Hemlock Ave. Hours are Monday through Friday, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Saturday, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Folk festival announces lineup
The Sisters Folk Festival has announced the lineup for the 2011 Festival.
Held Sept. 9-11, this year’s Festival will celebrate 16 years of world-class music in Sisters. This year’s performers bring an amazing array of musical talent and diversity to the stage. Artists include legendary California troubadour Dave Alvin, Steve Forbert, Southern songwriter Mary Gauthier and SFF fan favorites Willy Porter and Martyn Joseph. Additional confirmed acts are Chatham County Line, Tony Furtado Band, Anais Mitchell, Joe Pug and the Hundred Mile Band, Rita Hosking and Cousin Jack, Hoots and Hellmouth, Cow Bop, Red Molly, JT and the Clouds, Dala, Johnsmith, Sweet Talk Radio, Matt the Electrician, Hanz Araki Band, Betty and the Boy, Thad Beckman Band, Shook Twins, Nathaniel Talbot Band, Cahalen Morrison and Eli West, Willie Carmichael, the Anvil Blasters, Laura Curtis, Consider the Fox and Heroes of Telemark.
“The lineup this year is stronger than ever, and has legendary performers mixed with musicians that hold a great deal of respect and admiration everywhere they perform, but may not be household names. Our goal is to introduce new artists to the Northwest, and our Central Oregon audience, while bringing international artists of stature and longstanding excellence in many genres of music,” said Assistant Festival Director Travis Ehrenstrom in a news release.
The Sisters Folk Festival highly encourages the $95 All-Event Pass for the weekend. Day passes for Friday, Saturday and Sunday will be available on Aug. 19, at Paulina Springs of Sisters and Redmond, FootZone of Bend and the Sisters Folk Festival office.
For more information visit www.sistersfolkfestival.org, call the Sisters Folk Festival at 541-549-4979, or e-mail info@sistersfolkfestival.org.

Redmond theme of art exhibit
In keeping with the theme “Paint Redmond” for High Desert Society of Redmond artists, the painted and carved scenes of Redmond and surrounding areas will be on display during the month of September in the Home Federal Bank of Redmond, at 821 S.W. Sixth St. The scenes will be on display the month of September, and the four artists participating are Jim Woltering, Judi Williamson, Carol Jacquet and Jeff Freeman.
Home Federal Bank welcomes everyone to view the works anytime during business hours. A reception will be held Friday, Sept. 2, from 2 to 4:30 p.m. Call 541-504-8482 for more information.
The Sunriver Nature Center & Observatory offers many opportunities for the whole family to experience something new.
From owl prowls at night to kids’ classes that allow them to explore nature, rocketry and other science topics, to star parties where everyone can view the stars and planets.
For more information visit www.sunrivernaturecenter.org or call 541-593-4394. For Mt. Bachelor Star Party information visit www.mbsp.org or call 541-598-4406.

Free classes for job hunters
Central Oregon Intergovernmental Council offers free classes for job hunters in computers, resume building, interviewing, career testing and more. For class times or more information call Gina at 541-504-2962. The workshops are located at COIC Redmond Worksource, 2158 S.E. College Loop, Bldg. 2.

RAPRD plans third annual Community Picnic
Redmond Area Park and Recreation District’s Third Annual Community Picnic is just around the corner. Gather up your family and friends and come out to the American Legion Community Park for an afternoon of entertainment, games and good food, 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sept. 3. Sagebrush Rock will provide classic rock music to accompany games. Those attending are invited to bring their own picnic lunch. Any Occasion Catering will provide free food to the first 100 people.

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