October 18, 2011

Event calendar

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.
REDMOND CITY COUNCIL: workshop on proposed changes to broadcast tower siting rules, 6 p.m.; city hall, 716 S.W. Evergreen Ave. Agenda at www.ci.redmond.or.us.

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.
FIRE BOARD: Crooked River Ranch Rural Fire Protection District board meeting, 9 a.m.; 6971 S.W. Shad Rd.; Crooked River Ranch; agenda items include the Whychus-Deschutes Wilderness Proposal and election of a new member; www.crrfire.org.
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.
REDMOND TEEN THURSDAY, GAME DAY: Video and board games. Snacks provided. Ages 12-17. Third Thursday of each month is teen day; 3-4:30 p.m.; Redmond Public Library, 827 S.W. Deschutes Ave.; 541-312-1050.
LINDY GRAVELLE: Country, pop and more; 5:30 p.m.; Brassie’s Bar at Eagle Crest Resort, 1522 Cline Falls Road, Redmond; 541-548-4220.

10/21 Friday
FAMILY FUN NIGHT: Grades K-8. Start the weekend off right with a variety of inclusive activities. An opportunity to play with your children, meet some of their schoolmates and connect with other families; $7 per family; 5:30-6:45 p.m.; Redmond Area Park and Recreation District, Activity Center, 335 S.E. Jackson St.; 541-548-7275.
BEND 'N STRINGS: Bluegrass; 7 p.m.; Green Plow Coffee Roasters, 436 S.W. Sixth St., Redmond; 541-516-1128.
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: Eric Iseman presents “Captain Jack and the Modoc War of 1872-73”; free; 7 p.m.; Smith Rock State Park Visitor Center, 10260 N.E. Crooked River Drive, Terrebonne; 541-923-7551.
MIDDLE SCHOOL NIGHT: Come hang out with friends for basketball, dodge ball, Wii, batting cage, music and more. Concessions available. Must have student ID or parent check-in to get in; $3; 8-10 p.m.; Redmond Area Park and Recreation District, Activity Center, 335 S.E. Jackson St.; 541-548-7275.

10/22 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.
JEWELRY SALE BENEFIT: Proceeds benefit scholarships through Philanthropic Educational Organization; free admission; 10 a.m.-4 p.m.; Housing Works, 405 S.W. Sixth St., Redmond; 541-504-4420.
SELF-PUBLISHING WORKSHOP: Ginger Dehlinger, author of “Brute Heart” and first-place winner in this year’s Nature of Words nature essay contest, presents a workshop on self-publishing. No registration needed. Refreshments will be served; free; 2-4 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.

10/24 Monday
FORECLOSURE PREVENTION CLASS: Learn about NeighborImpact’s Housing Center tools and services, which can assist individuals struggling to pay their mortgages; free; 5:30-7:30 p.m.; NeighborImpact, 2303 S.W. First St., Redmond; 541-318-7506, ext. 109, karenb@neighborimpact.org or www.homeownershipcenter.org.
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.

10/25 Tuesday
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.
REDMOND CITY COUNCIL:  meetings, 6:45 a.m. and 7 p.m.; council chambers, 777 S.W. Deschutes Ave. Agenda at www.ci.redmond.or.us.

10/26 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.
BOUNDARIES: Redmond School District high school attendance boundary public hearing; 6:30 p.m.; Redmond High School, 675 S.W. Rimrock Way.

10/27 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 LAPTOP LAB: Ages 12-17. In the Multipurpose Meeting Room. Check Myspace, Facebook, do homework, play games; 3-5 p.m.; Redmond Public Library, 827 S.W. Deschutes Ave.; 541-312-1050.
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.

10/28 Friday
 AUTHOR VISIT: Former Oregon Governor Barbara Roberts will visit Redmond’s Paulina Springs books to talk about her memoir “Up the Capitol Steps: A Woman’s March to Governorship”; free, refreshments available; 6:30 p.m.; 422 S.W. 6th St.; 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.

10/29 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.
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.
COSMIC HAUNTED POOL PARTY: Middle school students only. Haunted Pool Halloween Party and Spooky Cosmic Swim. Halloween pool games, music and fun. Must have student ID or parent check-in to get in; $2.50; 8-10 p.m.; Cascade Swim Center, 465 S.W. Rimrock Way, Redmond; 541-548-7275.

10/30 Sunday
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.

10/31 Monday
FALL FAMILY FESTIVAL: Trunk or Treat, carnival booths, games, prizes, cake walk, $1 dinner, and preschool play room with games and prizes. Also, a family photo opportunity. Bring a non-perishable food item; free; 5-7 p.m.; Highland Baptist Church, 3100 S.W. Highland Ave., Redmond; 541-548-4161, church@hbcredmond.org or www.hbcredmond.org.
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.
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.

11/1 Tuesday
BEND GENEALOGICAL SOCIETY: First Tuesday Mentoring Program: One-on-one mentoring and computer help for beginners; free; 10 a.m.-noon; Rock Arbor Villa, Williamson Hall, 2200 N.E. U.S. Highway 20; 541-317-9553 or www.orgenweb.org/deschutes/bend-gs.
PAJAMA PARTY STORY TIME: Wear your PJs and bring your favorite bedtime pal for an evening of stories, rhymes and a craft. For children ages 3-5. Occurs the first Tuesday of each month; 6:45 p.m.; Redmond Public Library, 827 S.W. Deschutes Ave.; 541-312-1055.
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.

AARP offers driver safety classes
AARP Driver Safety Program classes will be offered at the Redmond Senior Center from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Monday, Nov. 14, and again on Monday, Dec. 12. Participants qualify for an insurance discount. To enroll call 541-548-6325.
During November, the class is free for Oregon Active Duty, veterans, and their dependents. Please bring military identification paperwork with you on the first day of class.
To learn about classes at the Bend Senior Center, call 541-388-1133.

RAPRD offers Taekwon-Do
Redmond Area Park and Recreation District offers Taekwon-Do at the RAPRD Activity Center, providing an opportunity for students to train in a complete martial arts system.
Students learn respect, Korean culture, discipline, fitness, and self-defense. Through the five tenets – courtesy, integrity, perseverance, self-control and indomitable spirit – students find that what they learn in class can be translated and practiced in their everyday lives.
Uniforms are required for this class and will be available for purchase at the first class. Open to ages 6 and over, the class meets Tuesdays and Thursdays, Nov. 1-29, from 7 to 8 p.m. Cost is $69.
Sign up or learn more at 541-548-7275 or www.raprd.org.

COCC Continuing Ed classes
Central Oregon Community College’s Continuing Education department offers the following classes:
Clean Up & Speed Up Your PC
Computer running slow? Think you need a technician? Think again! Take this hands-on class to learn how to clean up, troubleshoot and diagnose software and security problems that slow down or may even damage your computer. A good follow-up class is Clean Up & Speed Up II.
Class meets Saturday, Oct. 22, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. on the Redmond campus. Cost, $59.
Hammered Metal Jewelry
Explore the fun of working with metal. Experiment with inexpensive materials and learn techniques that produce beautiful jewelry. 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. View materials list by clicking More Information on the website.
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.
Excel 2010, Beginning
Create, edit, format and save a spreadsheet. Write formulas and create charts, as well as make and use a list or database. Prerequisite: basic Windows experience. Bring a flash drive to class to save your work.
Class meets Saturday, Oct. 29, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. on the new Redmond Campus. Cost is $59.
To register for classes call 541-383-7270 or visit http://noncredit.cocc.edu.

Library offers myriad events
  • Friends of the Redmond Library Winter 2011 Open Art Exhibit will be held at the Redmond Library, Nov. 5 through Dec. 30.
Central Oregon artists will show original artwork created in a variety of mediums including watercolor, photography, oils and pastels. The majority of the artwork will be for sale with 20 percent of the proceeds going to the Friends of the Library who support the Art Committee and art exhibits at the library. For additional information contact Linda Barker at 541-312-1064.
  • Teens assist seniors (60+) with technologies like Facebook, cell phones and digital cameras in COCOA’s Tech Program at the Redmond Library Wednesday, Nov. 2 at 2:30 p.m.
Teens and seniors register at Central Oregon Council on Aging, 541-678-5483. Pre-registration is required.
The following computer classes are offered at the Redmond Library:
  • 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.
  • Know Excel Budgets
Learn how to enter and format data, and create basic formulas while creating a monthly household budget. Prerequisites: “Know Excel for Beginners” or familiarity with Microsoft Windows. Friday, Oct. 28, 2-3:30 p.m.
  • Open Lab
Free time to practice your computer skills or work on specific problems with one of the staff. Tuesday, Nov. 1, 2-3:30 p.m.
  • Know Social Networking
Learn about popular social networking sites and set up your own Facebook account. Prerequisites: “Know Internet for Beginners” or familiarity with Windows and an Internet browser. Friday, Nov. 4, 2-3:30 p.m.
Classes are free, but space is limited and registration is required. Registration opens one month prior to class date. Call 541-312-1055 or visit www.deschuteslibrary.org.

Cookbook to help the hungry
Bend’s Community Center (BCC) recently launched a new project to raise funds for its Feed the Hungry program. Seeking to create a fundraising opportunity centered on food and community, in keeping with its mission, BCC is publishing “Sage in the Kitchen,” a cookbook featuring the area’s greatest chefs. The cookbook will be produced in full color with professional photography and presentation. “Sage in the Kitchen” will be sold throughout Central Oregon, and nationally via online avenues.
Preorders for “Sage in the Kitchen” are now being accepted online at www.bendscommunitycenter.org/sage. Copies of “Sage in the Kitchen” will be delivered the first half of December – just in time for holiday giving. The preorder price is $18.95 per copy, a savings of almost 20 percent of the retail cover price. Those interested in bulk orders of more than 20 copies may contact Talena Barker at 541-647-4907 for wholesale pricing.
“We wanted to design a new way to bring in the funds we need to feed the hungry,” said Taffy Gleason, executive director of Bend’s Community Center, in a news release. “It was important to us to create a project that would bring our community together around food. Food is a key part of our mission and a basic human need, but eating food is also a source of pleasure, how we celebrate milestones and strengthen important relationships. It just made sense to move in this direction, and we are thrilled to work with the very best partners to make this happen.”
The Feed the Hungry program currently provides over 1,200 meals every week to the hungry and homeless and BCC provides an additional 100 meals daily to low-income senior citizens, five days a week.
For information about becoming a part of this new project, contact Talena Barker at 541-647-4907. To learn more about Bend’s Community Center, visit www.bendscommunitycenter.org.

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