October 5, 2011

Event Calendar

10/6 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.
PUMPKIN & MASK DECORATING: Ages 12-17 can create an outrageous pumpkin and mask; 3-4:30 p.m.; Redmond Public Library, 827 S.W. Deschutes Ave.; 541-312-1050.
CENTRAL OREGON AREA COMMISSION ON TRANSPORTATION: COACT Executive Committee meeting, open to the public; 4-5 p.m.; Redmond COIC, 2363 S.W. Glacier Place; 541-504-3306.
AUTHOR PRESENTATION: Author Thor Hanson will give a talk and slide show based on his new book, “Feathers: The Evolution of a Natural Miracle”; free; 5 p.m.; Paulina Springs Books, 422 S.W. Sixth St., Redmond; 541-526-1491.
BENDFILM: The eighth annual independent film festival features films at McMenamins Old St. Francis School, the Tower Theatre, Regal Old Mill Stadium 16, Sisters Movie House and the Oxford Hotel; $175 full festival pass, $110 full film pass, individual tickets $11 in advance, $12 at the door; 6 p.m.; 541-388-3378, info@bendfilm.org or www.bendfilm.org.

10/7 Friday
BENDFILM: The eighth annual independent film festival features films at McMenamins Old St. Francis School, the Tower Theatre, Regal Old Mill Stadium 16, Sisters Movie House and the Oxford Hotel; $175 full festival pass, $110 full film pass, individual tickets $11 in advance, $12 at the door; 10 a.m.-11:15 p.m.; 541-388-3378, info@bendfilm.org or www.bendfilm.org.
ARTIST RECEPTION: Handmade paper art by Lorraine Gibb of the High Desert Society of the Arts will be showcased for the month of October; 2-4 p.m.; Home Federal Bank, 821 S.W. Sixth St., Redmond; 541-504-8482.
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.
ALLAN BYER: Americana Music; 6 p.m.; 750 Wine Bar & Bistro, 427 S.W. Eighth St., Redmond; 541-504-7111.
HAUNTED HOUSES: Featuring three haunted houses; “Dark Intentions” and “the Haunt at Juniper Hollow” are recommended for ages 12 and older; “Distortions” 3-D haunt is all ages; proceeds benefit the Oregon Athletic & Educational Foundation; $12, $20 two haunts, $30 all haunts; 7 p.m.; old Parr Lumber buildings, 443 S.W. Evergreen Ave., Redmond; www.scaremegood.com.
OREGON ARCHAEOLOGY CELEBRATION PRESENTATION: Jim Gardner presents “Paulina and the Snake War of 1864-68”; free; 7 p.m.; Smith Rock State Park Visitor Center, 10260 N.E. Crooked River Drive, Terrebonne; 541-923-7551.

10/8 Saturday
BENDFILM: The eighth annual independent film festival features films at McMenamins Old St. Francis School, the Tower Theatre, Regal Old Mill Stadium 16, Sisters Movie House and the Oxford Hotel; $175 full festival pass, $110 full film pass, individual tickets $11 in advance, $12 at the door; 10 a.m.-10:30 p.m.; 541-388-3378, info@bendfilm.org or www.bendfilm.org.
ARTIST RECEPTION: Fifth annual High Desert Society of the Arts Show runs through the month of October; free; 1-3 p.m.; Redmond Public Library, 827 S.W. Deschutes Ave.; 541-312-1050 or www.highdesertarts.org.
JANE GOODALL LECTURE: Primatologist and conservationist Jane Goodall speaks about her experiences in the field and reflections on conservation issues; $35, $20 students and seniors, $75 preferred; 1:30-2:30 p.m.; Deschutes County Fair & Expo Center, 3800 S.W. Airport Way, Redmond; 541-548-2711 or www.chimps-inc.org.
 AUTHOR PRESENTATION: Rosemarie Ostler will give a talk based on her new book “Slinging Mud: Rude Nicknames, Scurrilous Slogans, and Insulting Slang from Two Centuries of American Politics.”; free; 6:30 p.m.; Paulina Springs Books, 422 S.W. Sixth St., Redmond; 541-526-1491.
HAUNTED HOUSES: Featuring three haunted houses; “Dark Intentions” and “the Haunt at Juniper Hollow” are recommended for ages 12 and older; “Distortions” 3-D haunt is all ages; proceeds benefit the Oregon Athletic & Educational Foundation; $12, $20 two haunts, $30 all haunts; 7 p.m.; old Parr Lumber buildings, 443 S.W. Evergreen Ave., Redmond; www.scaremegood.com.

10/9 Sunday
BENDFILM: The eighth annual independent film festival features films at McMenamins Old St. Francis School, the Tower Theatre, Regal Old Mill Stadium 16, Sisters Movie House and the Oxford Hotel; $175 full festival pass, $110 full film pass, individual tickets $11 in advance, $12 at the door; 10 a.m.-8 p.m.; 541-388-3378, info@bendfilm.org or www.bendfilm.org.

10/10 Monday
SCOTTISH COUNTRY DANCE CLASSES: every Monday, no experience/partner necessary; $5, first class free; 7-9 p.m.; Sons of Norway Hall, 549 N.W. Harmon Blvd., Bend; 541-549-7511 or 541-848-7523.
URBAN RENEWAL: Downtown Urban Renewal Advisory Committee; 5 p.m.; 777 S.W. Deschutes Ave.; agenda at www.ci.redmond.or.us.

10/11 Tuesday
CITY COUNCIL: Redmond City Council meetings, 6:45 a.m. and 7 p.m.; 777 S.W. Deschutes Ave.; agenda at www.ci.redmond.or.us.

10/12 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.
PARKS AND REC: Redmond Area Park and Recreation District board meeting; 6:30 a.m.; 465 S.W. Rimrock Way, agenda at www.raprd.org.
TEEN LAPTOP LAB: Ages 12-17. In the Multipurpose Meeting Room. Check Myspace, Facebook, do homework, play games; 2:30-4:30 p.m.; Redmond Public Library, 827 S.W. Deschutes Ave.; 541-312-1050.
SCHOOL BOARD: Redmond School Board meeting; public welcome; 5:30 p.m., Elton Gregory Middle School; 1220 N.W. Upas Ave.; agenda at www.redmond.k12.or.us.
FIRE BOARD: Redmond Fire and Rescue board meeting; public welcome;  341 N.W. Dogwood Ave.; agenda at www.redmondfireandrescue.org.


 COCC’s Continuing Education
Computer Essentials I
Join the computer world. Get comfortable using the mouse, exploring the Internet, storing files and much more. This class is for absolute beginners and meets Tuesdays, Oct. 4 and 11, from 7 to 9 p.m. on the Redmond campus. The cost is $55.

Photography Level II
Get more out of your digital camera. Take your camera off auto in this hands-on class and start taking better pictures. Bring your digital camera and user guide. An emphasis will be placed on DSLR cameras. Prerequisite: Photography Level I or some computer and digital camera experience.
Class meets Saturdays, Oct. 8 and 15, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. on the Redmond campus. The cost is $59.

Wire Jewelry Workshop
Create wire jewelry pieces that will impress friends and family. Learn new techniques and improve on the basics with different projects each workshop. All levels welcome. Class meets Saturday, Oct. 8, from 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. at the COCC campus in Redmond. Cost is $39 plus materials (view materials list online).

Hammered Metal Jewelry
Explore the fun of working with metal. Make your own findings and headpins, clasps and jump rings – pieces to put jewelry together as you spark your imagination. Complete at least one pair of earrings and a hammered bracelet as well as numerous pieces for future projects. All levels welcome. Class meets Saturday, Oct. 22, from 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. at the COCC campus in Redmond. Cost is $39 plus materials (view materials list online).
To register for any of the above workshops and more, call 541-383-7270 or visit http://noncredit.cocc.edu.

 COCC faculty art show
An exhibit of artwork by Central Oregon Community College faculty members will be displayed in The Gallery in Pence Hall at the Pinckney Center for the Arts on the Bend campus through Oct. 20.
Faculty artists include Natasha Bacca, Pat Clark, Karen Z. Ellis, Terry Gloeckler, Cheri Lee Helfenstein, William Hoppe, Peter Meyer, Charlie Naffziger and Margaret Rattle.
For more information call 541-383-7510.
       
Library adds storytimes                           
Working parents and others now have the opportunity to attend evening and weekend story times with their children at the Redmond library.
Pajama Story Time is the first Tuesday of each month at 6:45 p.m.
“Children are invited to wear their pajamas and bring a stuffed animal with them. I wear jammies, too,” said Community Librarian Julie Bowers.
Saturday Stories are the third Saturday of each month at 10:15 a.m. This time is designed for three- to five-year-olds, but younger and older children are also welcome.
The Redmond library offers two weekly sessions of Preschool Parade for three- to five-year-olds at 10:15 a.m. and 1:30 p.m. on Wednesdays. Toddlin’ Tales at 10:15 a.m. on Thursdays features stories, songs and movement rhymes for children 18-36 months. For the youngest children, birth through 18 months, Baby Steps features gentle stories and songs at 11:00 a.m. on Thursdays.

Nature of Words adds events
In response to attendee feedback, The Nature of Words (NOW) 2011 literary festival, which begins Nov. 2, offers a variety of lectures and a panel discussion, in addition to workshops, giving participants more ways to experience the guest authors. In addition, this year’s slate of authors includes young perspectives, both chronologically and philosophically, and several with inspirational messages. Visit www.thenatureofwords.org for full festival and author information, and to purchase tickets.
The festival schedule:
Nov. 2: Rising Star Creative Writing Competition Awards, 7:30 p.m., Central Oregon Community College Library
Nov. 3 and 4: Guest author readings and book signings, 7:00 p.m., Tower Theatre
Nov. 3, 4 and 5: Guest author workshops, lectures and a panel discussion, morning and afternoon, OSU-Cascades and COCC
Nov. 5: Gala author dinner, 5:30 p.m., Century Center
Nov. 6: Sunday author reading and open mic, 11:00 a.m., Bend Public Library

Teens teach seniors technology
Central Oregon Council On Aging (COCOA) will pair computer savvy teenagers from the leadership class at Redmond High School and teen volunteers from the Redmond library with interested seniors with some computer knowledge to learn how to use the social network of Facebook and their cell phones and digital cameras. Classes will be an hour and a half sessions on Oct. 19 and Nov. 2 beginning at 2:30 p.m. at the Redmond library, 827 S.W. Deschutes Ave.
“This is a wonderful intergenerational opportunity,” said Pamela Norr, from Central Oregon Council On Aging, in a news release. “I hear seniors saying they miss interacting with their grandkids, and emails are sometimes short and use many icons and social media lingo. Connecting on Facebook and gaining comfort around how teenagers communicate electronically – while still respecting the elders ability and interests – is our goal.”
The sessions will be free of charge but require registration. For more information interested elders can contact admin@councilonaging.org or call 541-678-5483.

Choral performance highlights masters
On Oct. 21 and 22 at 7:30 p.m., at First Presbyterian Church of Bend, the 40-voice Central Oregon Mastersingers directed by Clyde Thompson will present two beloved American choral masterworks: “Chichester Psalms” by Leonard Bernstein and “Lux Aeterna” by Morten Lauridsen.
Other choral gems old and new by such composers as Vaughan-Williams, Tschesnokoff, Biebl and Moses Hogan will round out this program that will put the beauty of choral singing on full display.
Tickets are $15 and available online at www.co-mastersingers.com or by calling 541-385-7229. Tickets are also available at Visit Bend, 750 N.W. Lava Road in downtown Bend, 541-382-8048.
For more information call 541-385-7229.

The Redmond library computer classes
Research Skills for College Students
This class is intended to help COCC students in Redmond master online research tools.
Friday, Oct. 14, 1 p.m.

Know Email for Beginners
Create a Gmail account and practice sending and receiving email messages. Prerequisites: “Know Internet for Beginners” or familiarity with Windows and an Internet browser.
Tuesday, Oct. 18, 2-3:30 p.m.

Know Email Management
Learn how to manage your contacts, create labels and folders, and attach files. Prerequisites: An active Gmail account.
Friday, Oct. 21, 2-3:30 p.m.

Know Excel for Beginners
Learn how to enter, edit and format text in Microsoft Excel as well as save and print a worksheet. Prerequisites: “Know Computers for Beginners” or familiarity with Windows.
Tuesday, Oct. 25, 2-3:30 p.m.
Classes are free, but space is limited and registration is required. Registration opens one month prior to class date. Stop at the desk, call 541-312-1055 or visit www.deschuteslibrary.org to register.

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