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.”

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