September 27, 2011

Obituaries

James Eugene Havens, of Crooked River Ranch
Sept. 7, 1932 - Aug. 28, 2011
Arrangements: Autumn Funerals, Bend
541-318-0842 ; www.autumnfunerals.com
Services: A Celebration of Life will be held Saturday, October 1, 2011, at , at The Ranch Chapel in Crooked River Ranch. A potluck will follow the service.

James Willard Schultz, of Redmond
June 20, 1922 - Sept. 18, 2011
Arrangements: Deschutes Memorial Chapel
541-382-5592; www.deschutesmemorialchapel.com
Services: Private family memorial services will be held at a later date.

Michael Randy Rachor, of Powell Butte
Feb. 11, 1959 - Sept. 18, 2011
Arrangements: Redmond Memorial Chapel
Services: A memorial service was held at Powell Butte Christian Church Sept. 24, 2011.

Bill Ray Hamilton, of Powell Butte
Sept. 25, 1935 - Sept. 23, 2011
Arrangements: Autumn Funerals-Redmond
541-504-9485; www.autumnfunerals.net
Services: Private services will be held at a later date.


September 20, 2011

A grape tradition


Leslie Pugmire Hole
Spokesman staff

Soon after Carlos Vazquez signed on as assistant winemaker at Maragas Winery he worked a grueling 21-hour “crush” at harvest time – and he loved every minute of it.
“Here I feel more a part of things; this is a more intimate way to make wine,” he says, recalling his many years working for one of the largest wineries in California, where every worker had a narrowly defined job entailing only one part of winemaking.
“Here, we all do everything, from the fields to the winemaking to the sales,” Vazquez says as he shovels grapes into a wood wine press. “When I first started working here Doug handed me a Weed Whacker and I didn’t know how to use it – I hired someone to do my own yard.”
Doug Maragas considers his establishment a boutique winery, specializing in handcrafted wines made in small batches. For the last four years he has maintained a few acres of test vines, winnowing by trial and error to the grapes that will thrive the best in the unforgiving Central Oregon climate.
This spring he’ll put all that experimentation to work, planting 18 acres of vines custom-picked for his location. The winery, located just north of the Crooked River gorge at High Bridge, received its first plantings in 2007, although Maragas established his winery in 1999, using grapes from other vineyards.
While the wine and grape family business began with his grandparents, Maragas is currently the only one in his generation to continue the tradition, and it wasn’t even supposed to happen that way.
“My grandparents worked hard at their winery and grape brokering business so the generations after them wouldn’t have to work so hard,” he says. The second and third generation Maragases earned college degrees and went into other fields, with the exception of one uncle who continued to broker grapes.
Maragas was an attorney before leaving the law to begin his winery more than a decade ago. In 2009 the winery made the first vintage with entirely local grapes, a wine that earned a silver medal in the San Francisco Chronicle Wine Competition. Over the years Maragas wines have won numerous awards, including a gold, silver and bronze in the 2011 competition.
Aiming to keep his marketing – as well as his winery – small and targeted, Maragas has opted to sell his wines only through restaurants and his own outlets. Several years ago, he started a wine club where members can sign up for regular shipments of various Maragas wines, as well as receive discounts on future wine purchases and “first dibs” on limited release wines.
The winery holds regular events on its 40 acres north of Terrebonne, including an old-fashioned “grape stomp” over Labor Day weekend. Attendees were treated to wine tastings, including last year’s stomp vintage “Central Oregon Tootsie,” and a turn dipping their bare feet in a vat of Frontenac grapes from another local vineyard, Ranch at the Canyons.
“Once we picked these and we realized how sweet they were, we decided to blend them with syrah grapes for a dessert wine,” says Maragas. He expects to glean at least 80 cases of wine from the late-summer stomp, finished off with a hand-cranked press and fermented in a stainless steel vat.
According to Vazquez, quite a few people at this year’s stomp purchased bottles of Tootsie because they had participated in the 2010 stomp and “they felt like they were a part of something special.”
“When I started the winery, it was important to me to make the best wine I could out of what I started with; I wanted to stay with the old barrel philosophy,” says Maragas.
The new vines will be a selection of grapes planted on low, horizontal trellises to make the most of the heat from the earth.
“We can’t plant as many that way but the vines will love it,” he says. When he and his wife Gina bought the land in 2006 it was a fallow wheat farm, with depleted soil and acres of weeds. They worked the soil intensively, disking the fields and adding nutrients.
Most of his vines will be vitis vinefera, grapes more commonly found in the Mediterranean wine growing region than in the better-known French vineyards. Eventually, he hopes all Maragas wine will be made with grapes from the vineyard and other vineyards within an hours drive.
Even with the added acreage, Maragas plans to keep the winery small.
“It’s like cooking a meal for four or mass producing Twinkies,” he says. “Technically they are both food, but …”
Keeping the winery modest has two goals for the Maragas family. Right now, they work long hours from spring to late fall but winter is a slack time. With one child now in school, they try to make the most of every day – sharing living quarters in Bend with their taverna/tasting room and a farmhouse on the vineyard for weekends.
“We’ve even talked about homeschooling at some point so we have more flexibility,” says Maragas, citing no-sleep harvest weeks and long spring days readying the fields.
His assistant Vazquez has taken to the craft winery business with a vengeance. He got married earlier this month on a Monday because it was his only day off.
“It’s not work if you love it,” Vazquez says. “I keep in mind what I want my life to be and it’s not 'Hey, look at my cubicle’.”
Maragas has him beat in the dedication department, however. On his honeymoon he made sales calls to wine vendors.

If you go
Vineyard & tasting room
15523 S.W. Hwy 97, Culver
Taverna
643 N.W. Colorado Ave., Bend
maragaswinery.com

Event calendar

9/21 Wednesday
REDMOND SCHOOL BOARD: Redmond School Board meeting; public welcome; 5:30 p.m., Brown Education Center, 850 W. Antler Ave. Agenda at www.redmond.k12.or.us.
PRESCHOOL PARADE STORY TIME: Stories, songs, rhymes and activities for children ages 3 to 5, every Wednesday; 10:15 a.m. and 1:30 p.m.; Redmond Public Library, 827 S.W. Deschutes Ave.; 541-312-1055.

9/22 Thursday
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.
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.; 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.; 541-312-1055.

9/23 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.
OKTOBERFEST 2011: Oktoberfest celebration featuring Bavarian style music, beer, wine, food, and games; fundraiser for the Downtown Bend beautification projects; free; 5-10 p.m.; downtown Bend; 541-788-3628 or  www.downtownbend.org/oktoberfest-2011/.

9/24 Saturday
REDMOND GRANGE BREAKFAST: Featuring sourdough pancakes, eggs, ham, coffee and more; proceeds benefit Humane Society of Redmond; $6, $3 ages 12 and younger; 7-10:30 a.m.; Redmond Grange, 707 S.W. Kalama Ave.; 541-480-4495.
 FALL HARVEST FESTIVAL AND BARN DANCE: Featuring a chili cook-off, a barn dance, contests and more; proceeds benefit the Crooked River Ranch Seniors; free admission; 9 a.m.; MacPherson Park, Clubhouse Road, Crooked River Ranch; 541-570-5564.
PROJECT CONNECT: Event features medical and dental services, social services for low-income individuals, food and more; free; 9 a.m.-4 p.m.; Deschutes County Fair & Expo Center, Hooker Creek Event Center, 3800 S.W. Airport Way, Redmond; 541-504-1389 or www.projectconnectco.org.
SHANE’S WALK: Walk to Sam Johnson Park in honor of children with cancer; proceeds benefit Candlelighters for Children with Cancer; $20, free for kids; 8 a.m. registration, 9 a.m. honor lap; Redmond High School, 675 S.W. Rimrock Way; 541-923-4800 or centraloregoncandlelighters@gmail.com.
WALK FOR THE POOR: A 5K run/walk; proceeds benefit St. Vincent de Paul; pledges accepted in advance, $35 day of race; 9-11 a.m.; Dry Canyon Trail, near Pershall Way, Redmond; 541-504-9840 or http://stvincentdepaulredmond.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.
GARDENING WORKSHOP: Learn about fall planting and winterizing your garden/landscape. Class will be held indoors with seating available; free; 11 a.m.-noon; Redmond Greenhouse, 4101 S. U.S. Highway 97; 541-548-5418.
OKTOBERFEST 2011: Oktoberfest celebration featuring Bavarian style music, beer, wine, food, and games; fundraiser for the Downtown Bend beautification projects; free; noon-10 p.m.; downtown Bend; 541-788-3628 or  www.downtownbend.org/oktoberfest-2011/.

9/26 Monday
ENVIRONMENTALISTS GONE WILD: Retired Forest Service employee with 37 years of service Dave Klym leads a community event for those concerned with sensible natural resource management. Klym is working with residents of Crooked River Ranch who are opposing ONDA’s efforts to establish the Whychus-Deschutes Wilderness, which would border Crooked River Ranch. Sponsored by Redmond Patriots; 6:30 p.m.; Highland Baptist Church, 3100 S.W. Highland Ave., Redmond; 541-548-4161.

9/27 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.
CITY COUNCIL: Redmond City Council meetings; public welcome; 6:45 a.m. and 7 p.m., council chambers, 777 SW Deschutes Ave., agenda at www.ci.redmond.

9/28 Wednesday
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; 541-447-6384 or www.happyhourtraining.com.
PRESCHOOL PARADE STORY TIME: Stories, songs, rhymes and activities for children ages 3 to 5, every Wednesday; 10:15 a.m. and 1:30 p.m.; Redmond Public Library, 827 S.W. Deschutes Ave.; 541-312-1055.
 AUTHOR PRESENTATION: Jane Kirkpatrick reads from her novel “Barcelona Calling”; free; 6:30 p.m.; Paulina Springs Books, 422 S.W. Sixth St., Redmond; 541-526-1491.

9/29 Thursday
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.; 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.; 541-312-1055.

9/30 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.

10/1 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.
BEND FALL FESTIVAL: A celebration of all things fall featuring activities, music, races, art and food; free; Family Harvest Area closes at 5 p.m. Oct. 1, and at 4 p.m. on Oct. 2; downtown Bend; 541-389-0995 or  www.c3events.com/events/Bend-Fall-Festival/.

10/2 Sunday
BEND FALL FESTIVAL: A celebration of all things fall featuring activities, music, races, art and food; free; Family Harvest Area closes at 5 p.m. Oct. 1, and at 4 p.m. on Oct. 2; downtown Bend; 541-389-0995 or  www.c3events.com/events/Bend-Fall-Festival/.


BendFilm announces 2011 selections
BendFilm has announced its 2011 film selections and juror panel for the festival set to take place Oct. 6-9, 2011
“We are very fortunate to have so many filmmakers and others coming to town. And, we celebrate many Pacific Northwest premieres in this year’s festival,” said Orit Schwartz, artistic director of BendFilm, in a news release. There will be 85 films in the festival.
The opening night film will be “A Beginner’s Guide to Endings,” showing Thursday, Oct. 6 at 5:30 p.m. at the Tower Theatre. The comedy by writer/director Jonathan Sobol stars Harvey Keitel and tells the story of how Duke White (Keitel) enrolled his three sons in risky pharmaceutical tests for cash, and how the meds involved proved to be lethal. This is the story of how these men with little to lose decide to spend their last days.
A new relationship the festival has forged with National Geographic brings “The Wildest Dream: Conquest of Everest,” featuring Conrad Anker who follows George Mallory’s path and story. Narrated by Liam Neeson and accompanied by Natasha Richardson as the voice of Mallory’s wife and Ralph Fiennes as Mallory, this is a showcase documentary appropriate for the whole family. The film will be shown at the Tower Theatre on Saturday at 3:30 p.m.
“Kinyarwanda” is a narrative weaving six inspiring stories that developed during the 1994 Rwandan genocide. This film was the winner of the 2011 Sundance Film Festival World Cinema Dramatic Audience Award.
The 2011 Jurors:
Sharon Badal is head short film programmer for the Tribeca Film Festival. Audrey Chang manages the Golden Gate Awards competition and programs feature documentaries and short films for the San Francisco International Film Festival. Christian Gaines is at the Withoutabox division of IMDb.com, where he focuses on festival strategy and business development. Dana Harris is the Los Angeles-based editor-in-chief and general manager of indieWIRE. Animator Bill Plympton is returning to BendFilm in 2011 as a juror. Plympton is considered the King of Indie Animation and is the only person to hand draw an entire animated feature film. Ondi Timoner is the only director to win the Grand Jury Prize at the Sundance Film Festival twice. Tickets for the 2011 festival will go on sale soon. The festival guide will be in distribution Sept. 26. Festival-goers should keep an eye on the website, www.bendfilm.org, for ticket, preview and schedule information. For previews of movies follow BendFilm on Facebook.

Groups unite to discuss Great Depression
Innovation Theatre Works has partnered with the Redmond High School Drama Department, The Deschutes Historical Society, The Deschutes County Library and the City Club of Central Oregon on a region-wide project focusing on the era of the 1930s and the Great Depression. Several organizations are joining together to present multiple events at selected venues to create a discourse around the idea of how we pull together, in order to persevere through tough economic times.
Hard Times” by Studs Terkel, an oral history of the Great Depression, adapted and presented by Innovation Theatre Works: Sept. 22-Oct. 9 at ITW. For tickets and information: www.innovationtw.org or 541-504-6721.
The SpeakEasy Open Mic Storytelling: Stories about the hard times. If you’re a baby of the ’30s or your parents or grandparents lived through the Great Depression, you are invited to come down to ITW to share your stories of survival and perseverance on Tuesday, Oct. 4 at 7 p.m.
Table Talk at the Common Table asks the question “What if? – Surviving a full-fledged Depression in Central Oregon.” Table Talk is presented by The City Club of Central Oregon on Friday, Oct. 7 at 10 a.m.   
Voices From the Past: Theatre and Oral History: Witness the transformation of oral history interviews captured by Studs Terkel, the father of modern oral history gathering, into compelling theatre with Innovation Theatre Works. Presented by the Deschutes Historical Society on Friday, Oct. 14.
“The Grapes of Wrath” by John Steinbeck: A book club event presented by the Deschutes County Library. Discussion groups will convene at the Deschutes County Library in Redmond on the evening of Tuesday, Oct. 18 and in Bend on the evening of Monday, Oct. 24.
Movie Night at ITW: Screening of two of the greatest films of the era: Preston Sturges’ “Sullivan’s Travels” and Frank Capra’s “Meet John Doe.” Presented Tuesday, Oct. 25 at 6 p.m.
Redmond High School will culminate the three-month-long look at the Depression in November with its production of the Frank Galati stage adaptation of John Steinbeck’s “The Grapes of Wrath,” presented at Redmond High School on Nov. 16-19.
All events except the first and last listed are free to the public. The ITW production of “Hard Times” and any other monies raised during this time will be shared with The Redmond High School Drama Department and Bend’s Community Center.
For more information contact brad@innovationtw.org or call 541-977-5677.
Innovation Theatre Works is located at 1155 S.W. Division St., B-8, between Reed Market Road and Third Street in the Scandia Square behind the new Goody’s Factory Store.

Obituaries


Nicholas Matthew Luciano, of Crooked River Ranch
Sept. 21, 1932 - Sept. 11, 2011
Arrangements: Autumn Funerals-Redmond
541-504-9485; www.autumnfunerals.net
Services were held Sept. 17 at St. Thomas Catholic Church,
1720 NW 19th Street, Redmond
.

George T.D. Bell, of Redmond
May 14, 1935 - Sept. 11, 2011
Arrangements: Baird Funeral Home of Bend
Memorial services were held
Contributions may be made to: Redmond-Sisters Hospice,
732 SW 23rd Street,
Redmond, OR 97756

Jill Diane Nottingham, of Redmond
June 25, 1952 - Sept. 14, 2011
Arrangements: Autumn Funerals - Redmond
541-504-9485; www.autumnfunerals.net
Services: Saturday, Sept. 24, 1 p.m., at Elton Gregory Middle School, Redmond, OR 
Contributions may be made to: Partners In Care,
2075 NE Wyatt Ct., Bend, OR 97701

Marian Lorraine Norton, of Redmond
May 12, 1923 - Sept. 14, 2011
Arrangements: Autumn Funerals-Redmond
541-504-9485; www.autumnfunerals.net
A private service will be held at a later date.

Doris "Charlene" Norris Hansen, of Redmond
Aug. 5, 1934 - Sept. 10, 2011
Services: September 23, 11:30 a.m. at The Star Hall, 6207 SW 7th St., Redmond, Oregon; graveside services at 2 p.m.,  October 8 at the West End Cemetery, Buhl, Idaho.

Wanda Maxine Willson Webb
Sept. 3, 1924 - Sept. 15, 2011
Wanda Maxine Webb, 87, of Redmond, Oregon, entered eternal rest September 15, 2011.
Wanda was born in Coquille, Oregon, on September 3, 1924, to Arnold and Bertie Willson.
She married James L.E. (Boug) Webb in Rusk, Texas, on February 4, 1946.
Wanda and Jim lived in Texas, Louisiana, and Oregon. She and Jim owned and operated Webb Plant Farm out of Bullard, Texas.
Wanda had many loves and likes in her life, but family was always first on her list.
Some of her hobbies included: gardening, hunting and fishing. Wanda was known for her world-          renowned deep fired shrimp and shrimp gumbo. She was always up for a hot game of Michigan rummy.
Wanda was a devoted member of Highland Baptist Church of Redmond.
She is survived by five children, Gloria and Lynn Davis, Cathy and Gary Moore and Valerie Webb, all of Redmond, OR; grandchildren, Damon and Cindy Moore, Sister, OR; Troy and Danielle Davis, Chehalis, WA; Jeff and Kathy Monaco, Bay City, OR; T.J. and Rae Siebold, Lithia, FL; Wade Moore, Redmond, OR; Cathy Beach, Redmond, OR; Luke and Ivy Webb, Colorado Springs, CO; and Christina Webb, Bereznehuvate, Ukraine; great-grandchildren, Cole, Boston and Hayes Moore, Sisters, OR; Cassie Davis, Bend, OR; Cheyenne and Christian Davis, Chehalis, WA; Laurel and Jocelyn Monaco, Bay City, OR; Noah and Autumn Siebold, Lithia, FL; Michael Webb, Colorado Springs, CO.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Jim; son, James Michael Webb; and grandson, Jonathon Gordon Beach.
Funeral service will be held at Highland Baptist Church of Redmond, on Saturday, September 24, at
Contributions may be made to Benevolent Fund at Highland Baptist Church or to Redmond/Sisters Hospice. Please sign out guestbook at http://www.redmondmemorial.com/.

Michael A. (Pete) White
October 26, 1943 - Sept. 6, 2011
Michael passed away at Partners in Care Hospice House, Bend, surrounded by his family, following an 18-month battle with lung cancer. He was born to Edward and Christina White in Baker, OR, and lived in Grant County until he graduated high school. He served in the U.S. Army for three years with a tour in Germany, then moved to Modesto, CA, to begin his retail career. He met and married Brenda Killian there in 1964.
He is survived by his wife, Brenda, their four children – Scott (Stephanie), Michael (Tricia), Christy (Torey) Smith, William; his mother, Christina Adelhart; sister, Kathy (Michael) Gilbert, seven grandchildren, five nieces and four nephews.
Michael returned to John Day in 1967, operated multiple businesses in John Day before moving to Oklahoma in 1983. There he became a Farmers Insurance agent and opened his own office. He returned to Oregon in 1986 when he opened a Farmers office in Woodburn. In 1995, he moved to Redmond and became a realtor/broker, most recently with Prudential NW Properties. He always enjoyed working with a wide variety of colleagues and clients.
Michael’s great passion was for spending time with his family while camping and hunting. His grandchildren gave him special joy and he loved teasing and laughing with them. Reading western novels, especially those by Louis L’Amour, and watching westerns on TV helped him through this past year.
A memorial service will be held at a later date. The family requests that memorial contributions be made to Partners In Care,
2075 NE Wyatt Ct. #1, Bend, OR 97701
or American Cancer Society, in lieu of flowers.

Jannis Carroll (Anderson) Bolken
Dec. 2, 1936 - Sept. 15, 2011
Jannis was born in Oriskany, Virginia, to George and Nannie Carrine Anderson. She met Olaf, the love of her life, in Norfolk, and was married in August, 1958. They settled in Springfield, Oregon, in the fall of 1959, where Jannis graduated from the Springfield College of Beauty. In 1971, Jannis made her final move to Terrebonne, Oregon, where she owned Jan’s Beauty Salon in Redmond.
Jannis was a founding member of Shepherd of the Hills Lutheran Church in Sisters, as well as an active member and past president of Beta Sigma Phi.
She worked for the U.S. Post Office as a rural postal carrier for 15 years, retiring in 2002.
Running the food booth for Redmond PeeWee Rodeo was one way Jannis immersed herself in the lives and activities of her children. She loved baking, canning, gardening, playing games, traveling, choir and dancing, but above all, loved spending time with her husband, children, grandchildren as well as her extended family and friends. Jannis died of heart failure in her Terrebonne home in the loving arms of her husband of 53 years.
Jannis is survived by her children, Trygve and Sydney of Bend, Torfinn and Michelle of Terrebonne, and Tove and Duane of Keizer, along with her grandchildren, Alex, Trae and Mathilda.
A service will be held at Zion Lutheran Church in Redmond, September 24, at In lieu of flowers, the family is asking for donations to be made to Shepherd of the Hills Lutheran Church Endowment Fund,
P.O. Box 1056
Sisters, Oregon 97759.
Heaven’s new angel awaits us all.


September 13, 2011

Event calendar

9/14 Wednesday
PRESCHOOL PARADE STORY TIME: Stories, songs, rhymes and activities for children ages 3 to 5, every Wednesday; 10:15 a.m. and 1:30 p.m.; Redmond Public Library, 827 S.W. Deschutes Ave.; 541-312-1055.
 MUSIC IN THE CANYON: The Grand Finale! Tony Smiley; Food vendors; 5:30-8 p.m.; Redmond Rotary Arts Pavilion, American Legion Park, 850 S.W. Rimrock Way; 541-504-6878.
AIRPORT COMMISSION: Redmond Airport Commission meeting, public welcome; 5:30 p.m.; Roberts Field terminal conference room; 2522 SW Jesse Butler Circle; agenda at www.ci.redmond.us.
FIRE BOARD: Redmond Fire and Rescue board of directors meeting; public welcome; 7 p.m.; 341 N.W. Dogwood Ave.; agenda at www.redmondfireandrescue.org.

9/15 Thursday
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.; 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.; 541-312-1055.
CRR Fire: Crooked River Ranch Fire & Rescue board meeting, public welcome; 6:30 p.m., agenda includes a report on the CRR Water Company land use agreement, 6971 S.W. Shad Rd.; 541-923-6776.

9/16 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.

9/17 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.
WOMEN’S HEALTH FAIR: Speakers on women’s health topics, group fitness demos, nutrition and healthy cooking, women’s self defense information, blood pressure screenings, mini massages, giveaways, the chocolate table and more; free; 10 a.m.-1 p.m.; Redmond Area Park and Recreation District, Activity Center, 335 S.E. Jackson St.; 541-526-1847.
FAMILY FUN STORY TIME: Features stories and songs that develop early literacy skills and foster curiosity. For ages 0-5, third Saturday of each month; 10:15 a.m.; Redmond Public Library, 827 S.W. Deschutes Ave.; 541-312-1050.
KNOX BROTHERS: The Oregon-based gospel act performs; donations accepted; 7 p.m.; Redmond Assembly of God Church, 1865 W. Antler Ave.; 541-777-0784.

9/20 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.
 FIDDLER ROLAND WHITE: Enjoy an hour of music with two-time Oregon State Senior Fiddle Champion; 6:30 p.m.; Redmond Public Library, 827 S.W. Deschutes Ave.; 541-312-1050.
CITY COUNCIL: Redmond City Council meeting; public welcome; 6:45 a.m., council chambers; 777 S.W. Deschutes Ave.; agenda at www.ci.redmond.or.us.
PUBLIC ART: Redmond Commission for Art in Public Places meeting, public welcome; 4:30 p.m.; 716 S.W. Evergeen Ave.; agenda at www.ci.redmond.or.us.
PARKS COMMISSION: Redmond Parks Commission meeting, public welcome; 6 p.m.; 341 N.W. Dogwood Ave.; agenda at www.ci.redmond.or.us.
PLANNING COMMISSION: Redmond Urban Area Planning Commission meeting; public welcome; 7 p.m.; 716 S.W. Evergeen Ave.; agenda at www.ci.redmond.or.us.
9/21 Wednesday
SCHOOL BOARD: Redmond School Board meeting; public welcome; 5:30 p.m.; Brown Education Center, 850 W. Antler Ave.; agenda at www.redmond.k12.or.us.
PRESCHOOL PARADE STORY TIME: Stories, songs, rhymes and activities for children ages 3 to 5, every Wednesday; 10:15 a.m. and 1:30 p.m.; Redmond Public Library, 827 S.W. Deschutes Ave.; 541-312-1055.

9/22 Thursday
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.; 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.; 541-312-1055.

9/23 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.

9/24 Saturday
PROJECT CONNECT: Event features medical and dental services, social services for low-income individuals, food and more; free; 9 a.m.-4 p.m.; Deschutes County Fair & Expo Center, Hooker Creek Event Center, 3800 S.W. Airport Way, Redmond; 541-504-1389 or www.projectconnectco.org.
SHANE’S WALK: Walk to Sam Johnson Park in honor of children with cancer; proceeds benefit Candlelighters for Children with Cancer; $20, free for kids; 8 a.m. registration, 9 a.m. honor lap; Redmond High School, 675 S.W. Rimrock Way; 541-923-4800 or centraloregoncandlelighters@gmail.com.
WALK FOR THE POOR: A 5K run/walk; proceeds benefit St. Vincent de Paul; pledges accepted in advance, $35 day of race; 9-11 a.m.; Dry Canyon Trail, near Pershall Way, Redmond; 541-504-9840 or http://stvincentdepaulredmond.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.

9/27 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.

9/28 Wednesday
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; 541-447-6384 or www.happyhourtraining.com.

 Free computer classes
The Redmond Library offers ongoing computer classes.
Know Word for Beginners will be offered Friday, Sept. 16 at 9 a.m. This basic class introduces users to Microsoft Word. Find out how to navigate Word, use the Help feature, type and edit text, and save and open a document. 
Know Word II will be offered Tuesday, Sept. 20 at 9 a.m. Go further with your Microsoft Word skills. Learn more advanced techniques for editing a report and how to print your documents.
Know Word III will be offered Friday, Sept. 30 at 9 a.m. Get creative with MS Word. Learn how to make basic flyers and party invitations.


Spoken word competition for teens
SpeakNOW, The Nature of Words’ first annual spoken word competition, will take place Wednesday, Oct. 5, at 7 p.m. at PoetHouse Art, 55 N.W. Minnesota Ave. in Bend. The competition, which is free to enter, is open to ages 14 to 18.
One winner will be chosen to receive a $100 cash prize, a scholarship to a guest author workshop during The Nature of Words literary festival in November, and an opportunity to read the winning poems during the Rising Star Creative Writing Competition Awards Ceremony on Nov. 2, 2011. The awards ceremony is the opening event of the literary festival.
Twelve contestants will be chosen to read at the competition, based on a first-come basis during sign-up at 6:30 p.m. Oct. 5 at PoetHouse Art. Contestants should come prepared with two original poems, and will be allowed up to four minutes to perform each poem. Six final contestants will be chosen from the first round of performances. The finalists will perform their second poem, and a winner will be chosen from that group. Judging will be based on content, delivery and audience response. Full contest details are available at www.the
natureofwords.org.
Audience participation is welcome and general admission to the event is $3.
For more information about SpeakNOW, contact Jamie Houghton, programs director, at 541-647-2233 or programs@thenatureof
words.org.

Nature of Words tickets available
Tickets are now available for The Nature of Words’ seventh annual literary festival, Nov. 2-6 in Bend. Visit www.thenatureofwords.org to buy tickets for guest author workshops and lectures, and the gala author dinner with keynote speaker and guest author Augusten Burroughs. In addition, tickets can be reserved for free events, which include the Rising Star Creative Writing Competition Awards and the Sunday Author Reading and Open Mic featuring guest author Keith Scribner. Tickets for the guest author readings (Nov. 3 and 4) are available only at the Tower Theatre in Bend, at the box office at 835 N.W. Wall St., by calling 541-317-0700 and at www.towertheatre.org. Students with a valid student ID can obtain free reading tickets by visiting the Tower Theatre box office in advance of the readings.
The 2011 guest author roster includes (Fiction) Heidi Durrow, Keith Scribner and Mark Spragg; (Literary Nonfiction) Augusten Burroughs, William Kittredge, Nancy Mairs and Seth Mnookin; (Poetry) Aimée Nezhukumatathil and Kevin Young.
By popular demand, this year’s festival includes more author lectures, including those focused on the craft of writing, and a panel discussion, in addition to the author workshops on Nov. 3 and 4. In response to previous year sell-outs, the author dinner on Nov. 5 will be held in a new and larger venue, the Century Center in Bend.
The five-day November festival offers two nights of guest author readings and book signings in the Tower Theatre, two days of workshops, lectures and presentations on the OSU-Cascades and Central Oregon Community College campuses, a gala author dinner with keynote speaker Augusten Burroughs and brief author readings, and the Sunday Author Reading and Open Mic featuring a reading by guest author Keith Scribner, and an open mic for workshop participants and the community. The Rising Star Creative Writing Competition Awards Ceremony on Nov. 2 is the opening event of the festival. That event will also include a reading by the winner of NOW’s SpeakNOW Spoken Word Competition for high school students.

New Jewish cemetery opens in Bend
Consecration of a new Jewish cemetery serving the entire Central Oregon Jewish community is scheduled for 11 a.m. Sunday, Sept. 18.
The 100-plot cemetery is named Gan Shalom, or Garden of Peace, and is located at Deschutes Memorial Gardens, 63875 N. Hwy. 97, in Bend.
The cemetery is open to anyone with Jewish ancestry and meets the needs of the entire Central Oregon Jewish community, including south to Chemult and east to Burns. As families purchase their plots, a committee determines the eligibility for Jewish burial; the guidelines are anticipated to be broad and inclusive. A surcharge from each plot purchased is collected and used for burial of the indigent.
This new cemetery is being created because the Jewish section of the Pilot Butte Cemetery in Bend is at capacity.
Rabbi Glenn Ettman of Temple Beth Tikvah said in a press release, “A specific cemetery for the Jewish community is a sign of the permanence, continuity and strength in the area. By consecrating this land, all members of the Jewish community no matter what level of observance or affiliation, will have a little place of property to call our own forever.”

Obituaries


Ray C. Bebb, of Terrebonne
Jan. 5, 1927 - Sept. 5, 2011
Arrangements: Niswonger-Reynolds Funeral Home
541-382-2471; www.niswonger-reynolds.com
Services: Graveside Inurnment was held at Sept. 9 at Greenwood Memorial Park in the Twilight Garden.
Contributions may be made to: Comfort Care c/o St. Charles Medical Center Foundation in memory of Ray.

Laura Denise Lonergan, of Redmond
July 8, 1958 - Sept. 1, 2011
Arrangements: Autumn Funerals-Redmond
541-504-9485; www.autumnfunerals.net
Services: Graveside Service was held Sept. 6 at Redmond Memorial Cemetery,
3545 S. Canal Blvd., Redmond

La Dema Elizabeth La Plante, of Redmond
Nov. 29, 1932 - Sept. 8, 2011
Arrangements: Autumn Funerals-Redmond 
541-504-9485; www.autumnfunerals.net
Services: Private services will be held at a later date.

Dorothy Lou Pratt, of Terrebonne
Dec. 16, 1921 - Sept. 7, 2011
Arrangements: Autumn Funerals-Redmond
541-504-9485; www.autumnfunerals.net
Services: No services are planned.

R.D. ‘Bob’ Whittier
Oct. 25, 1919Aug. 30, 2011
Robert Douglas Whittier was the first child born to E.L. and Altha (St. John) Whittier at Castle Rock, MN. Bob was in the Coast Guard from Dec. 1941 to 1946, when he was discharged as a carpenter’s mate first class. He married Medora (Meddie) Ellen Bell in 1943, and they settled in New Jersey after World War II to operate a mill with Bob’s father and his brother, Gordon. In 1951, the Whittiers moved to Redmond, based on a report from E.L. & Altha that Central Oregon would be a good place to raise their growing families and to operate a lumber business. Bob and Gordon opened Whittier Moulding in 1952 and ran the plant until they sold it to Brooks-Scanlon in 1969. The brothers managed the mill in a way that showed the value they placed on their employees, an approach that generated a sense of family and mutual respect that has lasted to this day. Bob is past president of the Western Wood Manufacturing Association, Kiwanis, and the Redmond School Board; he served as chairman of the Central Oregon Dist. Hospital Board, and as an elder in the Community Presbyterian Church. Bob remained active in the mill business as a consultant for the International Executive Service Corps, spending time in Malaysia, Peru, and Turkey.
Bob instilled in his family a love of the outdoors by taking them on horseback camping, fishing and hunting trips. He earned a private pilot’s license, making a number of long-distance trips with Meddie as his "co-pilot.” Upon full retirement, Bob and Meddie traveled extensively for the next 20 years. Their active retirement allowed them to enjoy winters at their vacation home in Mexico, and summers at their ranch near Brothers. The ranch, site of many fun gatherings with family and friends, is part of the Whittier family heritage. Bob leaves a legacy of love and kindness and will be best remembered as a loving family man who had a wonderful sense of humor and who always lived life to the fullest.
Bob was predeceased by the love of his life, Meddie, daughters, Diane and Patty, his parents, and brother, Gordon. Left to cherish his memory are his son, Rob, daughters, Mary Ann (Terry) Schliep and Peggy (Joel) Mitchell, seven grandchildren, two great-granddaughters, sister, Audrey Scannell, and a host of family and friends.
We thank everyone for their support and sharing of memories of Mom and Dad.

Everett ‘Bud’ Van Matre
April 10, 1919 - Sept. 9, 2011
Everett ‘Bud’ Van Matre passed away on Friday, September 9, 2011, at
Brookside Place
in Redmond at the age of 92.
Bud was born at the local hospital in Bend, Ore., to Willis and Caroline (Hunnell) Van Matre.  He was the youngest child of 10 and the only one born in a hospital. Bud attended school in Redmond and graduated in 1937.
Bud met Betty Millsap while stationed in Kansas City, MO, during World War II, they were married December 18, 1943. After the war was over, they moved back to Redmond to raise their family. They became members of the Community Presbyterian Church in 1952. He worked in the petroleum industry for over 40 years, the last 10 as owner/operator of Van Matre Oil Co.
Bud was an avid golfer, president of Juniper Golf Club, and a member of the building committee for the new clubhouse after the old one burned. He was a councilman for the City of Redmond for 10 years and a volunteer firefighter for almost 20 years. In his spare time, he coached Pee Wee, Little League and American Legion baseball. He also enjoyed officiating high school athletics and was a former member of the Redmond Booster Club.
Bud is survived by his wife, Betty; their two children, Dennis (Jan) Van Matre of Yuma, AZ, and Wayne (Geri) Van Matre of Redmond, OR; Eight grandchildren, Wendy (Scott) Bradshaw, Jackie Mensing, Cindy (Allan) Harding, Wade (LaJean) Van Matre, Toni (Jeff) Minick, Kelly Van Matre, Shane (Julie) Van Matre and Carrie (Ron) Elliott; 13 great-grandchildren and one great-great- grandchild. His parents and nine brothers and sisters preceded him in death.
A memorial will be held Wednesday, Sept. 14, at , at Community Presbyterian Church in Redmond, OR.
Memorial contributions may be made to Community Presbyterian Church Youth Group or the charity of your choice. Please sign our guest book at http://www.redmondmemorial.com/

Jan Marie Keesee Branham
March 2, 1958 - August 23, 2011
A vibrant, sweet, funny soul has moved on. She will never be forgotten.
Born in Lebanon, Ore., the fourth of Frank and Joyce Keesee's five children. She graduated from McNary High School.
Survived by husband, Ron; and sons, Zacory and Jake, and grandson, Tristan, all of Redmond; sisters, Susan of Tualatin, Mary of Salem, and Ruthie of Grants Pass; nine nieces and nephews; and 14 great nieces and nephews. Predeceased by her parents, and brother, Frank Jr. 
A Celebration of Life will be  Saturday, Sept. 24, at , at the Redmond Grange, 707 SW Kalama Ave., Redmond, OR 97756
Donations may be made to the Jake Branham College Fund, c/o Ron  Branham, 842 NE Maple Leaf Ct., Redmond, OR 97756


September 6, 2011

Terrebonne looks back


Trish Pinkerton
Spokesman staff

Officially, the community of Terrebonne turned 100 years old September 2 but the roots of the little town run much deeper.
F.H. May of Bend surveyed the original townsite in 1909. The new community was named Hillman by its developers, a name derived by combining the last names of railroad magnates James J. Hill and E. H. Harriman, who soon were to compete to construct their railroads into Central Oregon from the main line along the Columbia River. The Hillman post office opened May 9, 1910, with Ervin A. Cleland as postmaster.
Before long, however, Hillman became controversial when advertising for land sales in the new town gave false information on the area’s weather and the types of crops that could be grown, and developers allegedly used photos taken elsewhere.
On Aug. 4, 1910, The Redmond Spokesman reported: “District Attorney Cameron at Portland is trying to fasten charges on Cooper and Taylor, the promoters of the townsite of Hillman, claiming fraud in the selling of lots in that town. Attorney General Crawford has taken the matter up. It is believed the base of operations moved from Portland to Spokane.
“Between $50,000 and $60,000 is said to have been cleaned up by the pair selling lots in the fake town of Hillman, where there is nothing but a shanty built. The promoters would sell lots to anyone who had at least $10 to invest.”
While the promoters were busy trying to fleece land buyers, people were settling in the area.
Despite the bad press, by the beginning of 1911, with the railroad construction nearing and Redmond, fives miles to the south building up a storm, the Hillman community was growing: N. Newburg started a blacksmith shop, the Elliott Brothers opened a lumber yard and the Hotel Hillman opened. A pay toll telephone station began in February and the streets were readied for grading.
During the summer of 1911, with the railroad on the doorstep, the issue of the town’s name cropped up. The railroad thought something without the previous negative connotations might be more appropriate as it prepared to market the area, so in July the townspeople gathered suggestions and voted by a wide margin to call their community “Smithrock.”
Alas, railroad officials didn’t like “Smithrock” as much as townsfolk. The Oregon Trunk Railway’s President Gray let it be known that he thought “Terrebonne,” French for good earth, would be a good name, and he got his way.
Tracks of the Oregon Trunk Railway reached the newly-named community on Sept. 18, 1911, three days before the “golden” spike was driven in Redmond when the tracks reached E Street (now Evergreen Avenue).
The residents didn’t wait for the ink to dry on the various city name changes to build a community, however. The first school was built in Terrebonne in 1909 on one acre of land donated by W.R. Davidson. Bertha Elliott was the teacher for the first three months, followed by her sister-in-law, Mae Elliott, from 1909-1912.
In October 1910, Terrebonne women formed the Ladies Pioneer Club to promote the “social, moral and progressive welfare of the community.” The club’s meeting hall was one of the first in Terrebonne to be wired for electricity.
Local businessmen joined together in the Hillman Commercial Club, while on the cultural front, the community had a 14-piece band and a dramatic society. In May the Hillman Dramatic Club performed “Jedidiah Jenkins, J.P.” to rave reviews.
By 1912 Terrebonne was home to two lumber and building supply firms, a building contractor, a mason, an auctioneer, a blacksmith, a meat market, two real estate offices, a livery and feed barn, a feed store, a general store and railroad offices.
In a 2004 interview, Thelma Lantz, longtime Terrebonne resident and daughter of pioneers, recalled that when she was a child Terrebonne was a bustling community. The main buildings were closer to the railroad tracks and there was a hotel, a creamery, a store and more.
A 1912 fire, suspected to have been intentionally started in the Hotel Hillman for insurance money, destroyed most of the buildings on the east side of the railroad tracks.
The town rebuilt, though mostly on the west side of the tracks, where 100 years later it straddles busy Highway 97 and is the gateway to popular Smith Rock State Park.

Information from “Collected Memories of Terrebonne, Oregon,” compiled by Debbie Harrison in 2003, and archives of The Redmond Spokesman.

Event calendar

9/7 Wednesday
PRESCHOOL PARADE STORY TIME: Stories, songs, rhymes and activities for children ages 3 to 5, every Wednesday; 10:15 a.m. and 1:30 p.m.; Redmond Public Library, 827 S.W. Deschutes Ave.; 541-312-1055.
MUSIC ON THE GREEN: Featuring traditional island dances and music by the Hokulea Dancers; food vendors available; free; 6-7:30 p.m.; Sam Johnson Park, Southwest 15th Street, Redmond; 541-923-5191 or redmondsummerconcerts.com.

9/8 Thursday
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.; 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.; 541-312-1055.
ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT: Redmond Development Commission, 3:30 p.m., city hall, 716 S.W. Evergreen Ave. Agenda at www.ci.redmond.or.us.
GOOD CHAIR, GREAT BOOKS: Discuss “Into the Wild” by Jon Krakauer; free; noon; Redmond Public Library, 827 S.W. Deschutes Ave.; 541-312-1050 or www.deschuteslibrary.org/calendar.

9/9 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.
SISTERS FOLK FESTIVAL: Three-day folk music festival including performances by Dave Alvin, Steve Forbert, Mary Gauthier and more; 6 p.m.-1 a.m.; downtown Sisters; 541-549-4979, info@sistersfolkfestival.org or www.sistersfolkfestival.org.

9/10 Saturday
 HIGH DESERT SWAP MEET & CAR SHOW: A sale of antiques and more; proceeds benefit local and regional charities; free admission; 7 a.m.; Deschutes County Fair & Expo Center, 3800 S.W. Airport Way, Redmond; 541-548-4467 or bramsey@bendbroadband.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.
FESTIVAL OF CULTURES: With cultural booths, dance troupes, live music, food and more; free; 10 a.m.-8 p.m.; Centennial Park, Seventh Street and Evergreen Avenue, Redmond; 541-382-4366 or www.festivalofcultures.info.
SISTERS FOLK FESTIVAL: Three-day folk music festival including performances by Dave Alvin, Steve Forbert, Mary Gauthier and more; beginning at 11 a.m.; downtown Sisters; 541-549-4979, info@sistersfolkfestival.org or www.sistersfolkfestival.org.
HISTORY DAY: Featuring logging-themed exhibits, games, live music, food and more; free; noon-4 p.m.; Redmond Museum, 529 S.W. Seventh St.; 541-316-1777.
MUSIC AND POETRY IN LATIN AMERICA: Professor Freddy Vilches of Lewis & Clark, on the origins of Nueva Cancion (New Song Movement), a musical and cultural movement that emerged during the ’60s and ’70s. Traditional instruments demonstrated; lyrics and poetry discussed; 3 p.m.; Redmond Public Library, 827 S.W. Deschutes Ave.; 541-312-1050.
MUNCH & MOVIES: An outdoor screening of “Rudy”; 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.

9/11 Sunday
SISTERS FOLK FESTIVAL: Three-day folk music festival including performances by Dave Alvin, Steve Forbert, Mary Gauthier and more; 10:15 a.m.-4:45 p.m.; downtown Sisters; 541-549-4979, info@sistersfolkfestival.org or www.sistersfolkfestival.org.

9/12 Monday
“THE CHILD”: A screening of the documentary about challenges to parental rights and American family values; free; 6:30 p.m.; Highland Baptist Church, 3100 S.W. Highland Ave., Redmond; 541-639-7784.
URBAN RENEWAL: Downtown Urban Renewal Advisory Committee, 5 p.m., city hall, 716 S.W. Evergreen Ave. Agenda at www.ci.redmond.or.us.

9/13 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.
city council: Redmond City Council, 6:45 a.m. and 7 p.m., city hall, 716 S.W. Evergreen Ave. Agenda at www.ci.redmond.or.us.
school board: Redmond School Board, work session 1 p.m., board meeting 5:30 p.m.; district office, 145 S.E. Salmon Ave. Agenda at www.redmond.k12.or.us.

9/14 Wednesday
PRESCHOOL PARADE STORY TIME: Stories, songs, rhymes and activities for children ages 3 to 5, every Wednesday; 10:15 a.m. and 1:30 p.m.; Redmond Public Library, 827 S.W. Deschutes Ave.; 541-312-1055.
PARK AND REC: Redmond Area Park and Recreation District, board of directors, 6:30 a.m., Cascade Swim Center, 465 S.W. Rimrock Way. Agenda at www.raprd.org.
AIRPORT COMMISSION: Redmond Airport Commission, 5:30 p.m., airport terminal conference room, 2522 S.E. Jesse Butler Circle. Agenda at www.ci.redmond.or.us.
fire and rescue: Redmond Fire and Rescue, board of directors, 7 p.m., 341 N.W. Dogwood Ave. Agenda at www.redmondfireandrescue.org.
MUSIC IN THE CANYON: The Grand Finale! Band TBA. Food vendors available; 5:30-8 p.m.; Redmond Rotary Arts Pavilion, American Legion Park, 850 S.W. Rimrock Way; 541-504-6878.

9/15 Thursday
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.; 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.; 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 p.m.; Redmond Public Library, 827 S.W. Deschutes Ave.; 541-312-1050.

9/16 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.

Get rid of old tires
Residents are encouraged to dispose of unwanted tires for free at a collection event Saturday, Sept. 17 at Knott Landfill Recycling & Transfer Facility. The semiannual event benefits the community by giving citizens an opportunity to dispose of used tires in a responsible manner.
The collection event takes place from 7 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Tires both on and off the rim can be dropped off. Tires over 24.5” (wheel diameter), farm equipment tires, tires from businesses, fleet tires, or heavy equipment tires will not be accepted.
There is a limit of 12 tires per household. If you have more than 12 tires, please contact the Deschutes County Department of Solid Waste in advance for approval, at 541-317-3163. Call the solid waste office or visit www.deschutes.org/solidwaste for more information. Knott Landfill is located at 61050 S.E. 27th St. in Bend.

Community theater tryouts scheduled
Innovation Theatre Works in Bend will hold auditions for the first show in its new alternative performance space, The Balcony Café.
ITW will be presenting an adaptation of the famous Rod Serling story “The Monsters Are Due on Maple Street.” Using an all community cast, “Monsters” will be an interactive piece of theatre that will invite the audience into the world of fear and distrust created in this compelling story. They will then take an unforgettable journey into terror as the deepest seams of our psyches are exposed.
Six men (any ethnicity, ages 25-60), one boy (age 10-14), and three women (any ethnicity, ages 25-60) are needed for the play.
Casting will be held Monday, Sept. 12 at ITW from 6 to 8 p.m. Auditioners may bring their own prepared two- or three-minute monologue or cold read pieces from the play at the audition. All members of the community are invited to audition.
For more information contact brad@innovationtw.org or call 541-977-5677.
Innovation Theatre Works is located at 1155 S.W. Division St., #B-8.

Be at (financial) peace
Financial Peace University (FPU), the 13-week course taught by Dave Ramsey on DVD, will be held at
Christian Church of Redmond, 536 S.W. 10th St. The classes begin Monday, Sept. 12 at 6 p.m. Contact Chris Tucker at 541-548-2974 for more information or to register.
FPU teaches families and individuals common-sense principles like how to make a plan with their money so they are able to free themselves of debt and build lasting wealth. After each lesson there is a small group discussion that provides accountability and encouragement. Topics include saving for emergencies, budgeting, relationships and money, and getting out of debt.
Each class participant needs a kit that includes a lifetime family membership to FPU, an FPU workbook, an FPU envelope system, 13 audio lessons, bonus CD, budgeting forms, debit card holders, and Ramsey’s best-selling book “Financial Peace.” Special rates and class locations are available at www.daveramsey.com or by calling 1-888-227-3223.

Student art contest submissions sought
“Inspired by Books and Readers” student art contest submissions are due Sept. 12 at 4:00 p.m. in the Central Oregon SMART office at 520 N.W. Wall St., Room 218, in Bend. Winners will be determined by judges and announced at the SMART Art Show, Sale and Social on Sept. 29, held from 5 to 6:30 p.m. at Aspen Hall, 18920 N.W. Shevlin Park Road in Bend. Contact the Central Oregon SMART office at 541-355-5600 or dgreen@getsmartoregon.org by Sept. 21 to ensure a spot at the show.
For just $5, raffle tickets can be purchased for a chance to win an E-Reader Nook by Barnes and Noble or a “Night on the Town” package in downtown Portland that includes luxury hotel accommodations, dinner and two tickets to the Portland Opera’s production of “Candide.” Winners will be drawn at the Sept. 29 event, but need not be present to win.
More details are available at getsmartoregon.org.

VFW hosts event to honor POW-MIAs
A POW-MIA Honoring Ceremony will be held Sept. 17 at 5:15 pm. It is open to everyone and a spaghetti feed will follow at 5:30 p.m.
Enjoy spaghetti with meat sauce, Caesar salad, garlic bread and a homemade dessert for $8 per person. Reservations for dinner are recommended. Call the VFW Post at 541-548-4108 or the Dance Chair at 541-923-8591, but please note that if you are not there by 6 p.m. your reservation may be given away unless you have paid in advance.
For an additional $6 ($4 for VFW or Auxiliary members), stay and dance to the music of “3 Quarter Short” from 7 to 11 p.m. No reservations necessary for the dance.
VFW Post 4108 is located at 1836 S.W. Veterans Way in Redmond.