October 11, 2011

Event calendar

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.
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.

10/13 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.
SHOWCASE: Redmond Proficiency Academy hosts an academic showcase with informative sessions highlighting academic programs available at the public charter school, including opportunities to talk to current students and staff; 4-7 p.m.; 657 SW Glacier Ave.; 541-526-0882.
GOOD CHAIR, GREAT BOOKS: Join a lively discussion about “The Hunger Games” by Suzanne Collins; free; noon; Redmond Public Library, 827 S.W. Deschutes Ave.; 541-312-1050 or www.deschuteslibrary.org/calendar.
REDMOND LIBRARY TEEN COUNCIL MEETING: New members always welcome to share books, plan volunteer activities, plan teen programs in the library, and have a good time, first Wednesday of each month, ages 12-17; 3-4:30 p.m.; Redmond Public Library, 827 S.W. Deschutes Ave.; 541-312-1050.

10/14 Friday
ZOMBIE WALK: Walk through downtown Redmond dressed like a zombie; registration and start at 235 S.W. Sixth St.; proceeds benefit NeighborImpact; donations of nonperishable food requested; 5 p.m., 4 p.m. registration; downtown Redmond.
LITERARY HARVEST: Featuring readings by winners of the Literary Harvest writing contest; $10, $5 for Central Oregon Writers Guild members; 6:30-8:30 p.m.; Comfort Suites, 2243 S.W. Yew Ave., Redmond; 541-923-0896 or www.centraloregonwritersguild.com.
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: Mark Spence presents “Joseph and the Nez Perce War of 1877”; free; 7 p.m.; Smith Rock State Park Visitor Center, 10260 N.E. Crooked River Drive, Terrebonne; 541-923-7551.
THE SELFLESS RIOT: Live music; 7 p.m.; Green Plow Coffee Roasters, 436 S.W. Sixth St., Redmond; 541-516-1128.

10/15 Saturday
COMMUNITY HEALTH SCREENING : The Oregon Lions Mobile Health Screening Program  will provide free health screenings to the public in the following areas: visual acuity, hearing, blood pressure, diabetes (with a three-hour fast) and glaucoma. Part of the Volunteers In Medicine Health Fair; 9 a.m.-4 p.m.; Volunteers in Medicine Clinic, 2300 N.E. Neff Road, Bend; 541-330-9001 or www.olshf.org.
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.
HARVEST BALL AND BARBECUE: Barbecue dinner followed by a dance; proceeds benefit the Honor Flight of Eastern Oregon; $8 or $4 ages 11 and younger for dinner, donations requested for dance; 5 p.m. dinner, 7 p.m. dance; Crook County Fairgrounds, Carey Foster Hall, 1280 S. Main St., Prineville; 541-447-5451.
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.

10/16 Sunday
SHOVELBELT: Rock Music; 8 p.m.; Big T’s, 413 S.W. Glacier Ave., Redmond.

10/17 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 or541-848-7523.

10/18 Tuesday
“THE DIGITAL ARCHIVES OF NORWAY”: Bend Genealogical Society presents a program by George Larson; free; 10 a.m.; Rock Arbor Villa, Williamson Hall, 2200 N.E. U.S. Highway 20, Bend; 541-317-9553 or www.orgenweb.org/deschutes/bend-gs
BOOK CLUB: Explore the issues and themes of the Great Depression through a discussion of John Steinbeck’s book “The Grapes of Wrath.” Open to teens and adults; 6 p.m.; Redmond Public Library, 827 S.W. Deschutes Ave.; 541-312-1050.
FAMILY SWIM NIGHT: Gather up the family and bring them in for an evening of quality activities at the pool. This activity is in place of regular evening recreation swims on Tuesday evenings. No one under the age of 18 will be admitted without a parent swimming with them; $10 for five tickets; 7:25-8:25 p.m.; Cascade Swim Center, 465 S.W. Rimrock Way, Redmond; 541-548-7275.

10/19 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.

10/20 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.

Harvest great literature
The Central Oregon Writers Guild’s 2011 Literary Harvest takes place Friday, Oct. 14, at the Comfort Suites Inn, 2243 S.W. Yew Ave., Redmond, from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. This annual event features readings by the top 10 winners of the Literary Harvest writing contest.
Winners’ stories will be published in the 2011 Literary Harvest Chapbook, available for sale following the event. Several Guild authors will display and sell their books during the Harvest. The event is open to the public. Admission fee is $5 for Guild members and $10 for non-members, payable at the door.
Refreshments will be served. Winners’ names will be announced prior to the Harvest at www.CentralOregonWritersGuild.com.

Learn technology from teens
Computer savvy teens will teach seniors technologies to keep in touch with faraway family and friends, focusing on Facebook, cell phones and digital cameras, Oct. 19 at 2:30 p.m. at the Redmond Library.
Registrants must be 60 or over. Interested teens and seniors register at Central Oregon Council on Aging, 541-678-5483. Pre-registration is required.
 History vaults open Oct. 14
From the rare and priceless to the peculiar and mysterious, the artifacts in the Oregon Historical Society’s collections document everything from key moments in Oregon history to the minute details of daily life. The 100,000-square-foot vault is home to over 85,000 artifacts, which include everything from the control panel from the Trojan Nuclear Power Plant, to the very first artificial heart valve, a 9,300-year-old pair of shoes, and the branding iron that once belonged to Captain Meriwether Lewis. Some of these gems of Oregon history are permanently on display in the museum, but many are tucked away in the vault and rarely seen.
Opening on Oct. 14, Treasures of the Vault will spread throughout the museum, taking over two exhibit galleries, awing visitors with some of the most incredible stories from our state’s history.
“This exhibit is the perfect venue for bringing out some of our most interesting and seldom seen pieces of history,” said Interim OHS Executive Director Kerry Tymchuk. “It is a unique and rare opportunity for Oregonians to take a peek into our vast collections.”
Visitors will enjoy many stories of Oregon’s past, told through the artifacts that have survived over the years. Take an interactive journey through the exhibit by testing your skills in the Treasure Hunt. The Treasure Hunt can be accessed on smartphones, and copies will also be provided at the museum’s visitor services desk. Finishers will be entered into a grand prize drawing.
Treasures of the Vault will be on display through Feb. 12, 2012. Museum hours are Tuesday through Saturday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., and Sunday, noon to 5 p.m. Visit www.ohs.org for directions and ticketing information.

Nature of Words gala dinner
Make plans now to attend The Nature of Words  gala author dinner on Saturday, Nov. 5.
The author dinner is a much anticipated and always sold out event during NOW’s annual literary festival. It’s a celebration of renowned authors and great literature. With guest author Augusten Burroughs presenting the keynote on the topic “Loss Is Not Subtraction,” it promises to be an entertaining and memorable evening. Burroughs is known for his inspiring, humorous, and often unscripted presentations.
This year’s dinner will be held in the Century Center, a new and larger venue close to downtown Bend, located behind the US Bank on N.W. 14th Street. The evening starts at 5:30 p.m. with a hosted wine reception, where guests can mix and mingle with authors and friends. The elegant plated dinner will be served by Tate and Tate Catering. In addition to the keynote, each guest author will deliver a brief reading. The evening concludes with book signing by the guest authors.
Visit www.thenatureofwords.org to purchase tickets. Author table tickets are $110 per person; Friends table tickets are $75 per person.
For more information visit www.thenatureof
words.org, call NOW at 541-647-2233 or email info@thenatureofwords.org.

Genealogy boot camp for beginners
Bend Genealogical Society presents “Genealogy Boot Camp,” an all-day seminar focusing on step-by-step beginning genealogy, Saturday, Oct. 29, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. The seminar takes place at Whispering Winds Retirement Community, 2920 N.E. Conners Ave. in Bend
Cost is $10 for Bend Genealogical Society members; $12 for all others. Registration is required, and the registration deadline is Oct. 15.
For information and to register call 541-317-9553 or email the Society at bgs@bendbroadband.com.

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