September 20, 2011

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.

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