November 1, 2011

Event calendar

11/2 Wednesday
TOGETHER FOR CHILDREN: All families with young children from walking through 3 years are welcome. First hour is a time for parent-child interaction with songs, bounces, simple crafts, etc. Second hour is parent education and support group, with activities planned for the children next door; 9:30-11:30 a.m.; Little Cloverdale Preschool, corner of Hwy. 126 and George Cyrus Road, Sisters; 541-280-9686.
SCHOOL BOARD: Redmond School Board meeting; public welcome; Tumalo Community School; 19835 Second St., Tumalo; 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.
CITY COUNCIL: Redmond City Council workshop; public welcome; 6 p.m.; 716 S.W. Evergreen Ave.; www.ci.redmond.or.us.

11/3 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 TERRITORY – DIA DE LOS MUERTOS: Ages 12-17. Learn about the Day of the Dead holiday and decorate a sugar skull; 3-4:30 p.m.; Redmond Public Library, 827 S.W. Deschutes Ave.; 541-312-1050 or www.deschuteslibrary.org/calendar.

11/4 Friday
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.
LECTURE ABOUT GENDER: free; 5:30 p.m.; Central Oregon Community College, Hitchcock Auditorium, 2600 N.W. College Way, Bend; 541-383-7786, 541-383-7230.
COCC BOARD: Central Oregon Community College Board of Directors retreat; public welcome; 8:30 a.m.-6:15 p.m.; Five Pines Conference Center, Sisters; agenda includes budget issues, Redmond programs, student housing, OSU partnership and accreditation; www. http://visitors.cocc.edu/About/Board+Agenda/Default.aspx.

11/5 Saturday
HALF PRICE YARD DEBRIS RECYCLING: $2 per cubic yard, at Deschutes Recycling; 7 a.m.-4:30 p.m.; Knott Landfill Recycling & Transfer Station, 61000 S.E. 27th St., Bend; 541-317-3163.
ANGELFEST BAZAAR: Unique handcrafted holiday items, quilts, birdhouses, and much more. Anglefest Cafe 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Proceeds benefit local charities and missions; free; 9 a.m.-4 p.m.; Community Presbyterian Church, 529 N.W. 19th St., Redmond; 541-548-3367.
LORD’S ACRE DAY: The 65th annual event features a sale of crafts, baked goods and art, live music, a barbecue dinner, an auction, 10K run, 5K walk and more; proceeds benefit Powell Butte Christian Church projects; free admission, $7 barbecue, $15 in advance or $25 day of event to race; 7:30 a.m. registration, 9 a.m.-3 p.m. events; Powell Butte Christian Church, 13720 S.W. State Highway 126; 541-548-3066 or www.powellbuttechurch.com.
COCC BOARD: Central Oregon Community College Board of Directors retreat; public welcome; 8:30-11:15 a.m.; Five Pines Conference Center, Sisters; agenda includes budget issues, Redmond programs, student housing, OSU partnership and accreditation; www. http://visitors.cocc.edu/About/Board+Agenda/Default.aspx.
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.
KIWANIS OKTOBERFEST AUCTION: Featuring a meal of beer and brats, with an auction; ages 21 and older; proceeds benefit the Early Literacy Initiative; $25; 5:30 p.m.; Eagle Crest Resort, Conference Center, 1522 Cline Falls Road, Redmond; 541-350-6877 or www.redmondkiwanis.org.

11/7 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.

11/8 Tuesday
GENEALOGY 101: Interested in finding out about your family’s history, but don’t know where to start? Learn the basics of genealogy and find out what resources the library has to help you in your quest; 6 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. and 7 p.m.; 716 S.W. Evergreen Ave.; www.ci.redmond.or.us.
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.

11/9 Wednesday
TOGETHER FOR CHILDREN: All families with young children from walking through 3 years are welcome. First hour is a time for parent-child interaction with songs, bounces, simple crafts, etc. Second hour is parent education and support group, with activities planned for the children next door; 9:30-11:30 a.m.; Little Cloverdale Preschool, corner of Hwy. 126 and George Cyrus Road, Sisters; 541-280-9686.
AIRPORT: Redmond Airport Commmission meeting; public welcome; 5:30 p.m.; airport terminal conference room; www.ci.redmond.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.
FIRE BOARD: Redmond Fire and Rescue board meeting; public welcome; 7 p.m.; 341 N.W. Dogwood Ave.; www.redmondfireandresuce.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.

11/10 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.
GOOD CHAIR, GREAT BOOKS: Read and discuss “Little Bee” by Chris Cleave; bring a lunch; free; noon; Redmond Public Library, 827 S.W. Deschutes Ave.; 541-312-1055 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.

11/11 Friday
ANNUAL CHILI FEED AND HOLIDAY BAZAAR: Fundraiser benefits the museum; free; 10 a.m.-4 p.m.; Des Chutes Historical Museum, 129 N.W. Idaho Ave., Bend; 541-389-1813 or www.deschuteshistory.org.
 REDMOND VETERANS DAY PARADE: Parade honoring veterans, followed by a chili feed for veterans and their families at the VFW post; free; 11 a.m.; downtown Redmond; 541-280-5161.
FAMILY FUN NIGHT: 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.

11/12 Saturday
HALF PRICE YARD DEBRIS RECYCLING: $2 per cubic yard, at Deschutes Recycling; 7 a.m.-4:30 p.m.; Knott Landfill Recycling & Transfer Station, 61000 S.E. 27th St., Bend; 541-317-3163.
ALTAR SOCIETY ANNUAL HOMESPUN HOLIDAY BAZAAR: Lunch offered from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m; 9 a.m.-3 p.m.; St. Thomas Parish Hall, 12th Street and Evergreen Avenue, Redmond; 541-923-3390.
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.
ANNUAL CHILI FEED AND HOLIDAY BAZAAR: Fundraiser benefits the museum; free; 10 a.m.-4 p.m.; Des Chutes Historical Museum, 129 N.W. Idaho Ave., Bend; 541-389-1813 or www.deschuteshistory.org.
“MURDER ON THE MENU”: Buckboard Mysteries presents an interactive murder mystery dinner theater event; $45; 6 p.m.; Cafe 3456’, 63136 Powell Butte Highway, Bend; 541-350-0018 or www.buckboardmysteries.com.
ALLAN BYER: Folk and Americana; 6:30 p.m.; 750 Wine Bar & Bistro, 427 S.W. Eighth St., Redmond; 541-504-7111.

11/14 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.

11/15 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.

11/16 Wednesday
TOGETHER FOR CHILDREN: All families with young children from walking through 3 years are welcome. First hour is a time for parent-child interaction with songs, bounces, simple crafts, etc. Second hour is parent education and support group, with activities planned for the children next door; 9:30-11:30 a.m.; Little Cloverdale Preschool, corner of Hwy. 126 and George Cyrus Road, Sisters; 541-280-9686.
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 Library computer classes
Know Social Networking, Friday, Nov. 4, 2 p.m.: Twitter and Facebook are popular sites, but what are they and why would you use them? Find out about social networking and sign up for a Facebook account in the process.
Know Craigslist, Tuesday, Nov. 15, 2 p.m.: Find out how to search for everything from jobs to vacation rentals, reply to postings, and create an account in this popular free classifieds website.
Know Digital Books, Friday, Nov. 18, 2 p.m.: Discover the library’s digital audiobooks and eBooks collection. A demonstration on accessing, downloading, and transferring to select devices.
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.

Learn Quickbooks for bookkeeping
The Continuing Education department at Central Oregon Community College offers QuickBooks Pro, Beginning, on Saturday, Nov. 19, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. on the Redmond campus.
Do your own bookkeeping and make it manageable and efficient using QuickBooks. Set up new customer and vendor accounts, create invoices, record sales and enter payments. Prerequisite: basic Windows experience. Bring a flash drive to save your work. Cost is $59.
To register call 541-383-7270 or visit http://noncredit.cocc.edu.

Parks and Rec
Volleyball Camp and Youth Volleyball League start this month at the RAPRD Activity Center. Both are for grades three through five.
The volleyball camp is three days and a way to learn the basics while deciding if volleyball is for you. Participants learn the proper techniques to bump, set, spike and serve in a fun environment. This camp will be held Nov. 21-23.
The Youth Volleyball League will emphasize instructional learning of basic skills, sportsmanship, team work and fun. Shirts are provided; participants are required to wear protective knee pads and teams will use a “volley-lite” ball. The league will run Nov. 21 to Dec. 17.
Pee Wee Hoops, for ages 3 to 5, will be offered at the RAPRD Activity Center on Mondays, Nov. 7, 14, and 21, from 11 to 11:30 a.m. Learn to catch, dribble and shoot a basketball. Positive attitude and fun are emphasized in this hoops class. Cost is $15.
Sign up or learn more about these and other programs by calling 541-548-7275 or visit www.raprd.org.

Explore the sport  of scuba diving
This one-day class for ages 10 and over provides participants both land and water-based training. It includes an introduction to scuba gear, information about basic safety and the chance to don gear and get in the water.
Two classes are available: Saturday, Nov. 5 and Sunday, Nov. 6; 8 a.m. to noon. Cost is $75.
Sign up or learn more by calling 541-548-7275 or visit www.raprd.org.

Library expands Civil War collection
A $3,000 grant from the American Library Association (ALA) and the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) will allow the Deschutes Public Library to host “Let’s Talk About It: Making Sense of the American Civil War,” a five-part reading and discussion series. The library is one of 65 public libraries nationwide receiving grants to host the series which will encourage participants to consider the legacy of the Civil War and emancipation. The series kicks off in January and concludes in March.
“The Civil War takes us back to a time in American history when civility ruptured and the nation split in two,” said Jim Leach, chairman of NEH, in a news release. “The sesquicentennial of the Civil War and emancipation is an occasion for America to reflect together about the causes and ramifications of our greatest internal conflict, and a most appropriate way for 'us the living’ to renew the American spirit in these still-troubled times.”
In addition to program funding, the library will receive copies of the following works: “March” by Geraldine Brooks (Penguin, 2006); “Crossroads of Freedom: Antietam” by James McPherson (Oxford University Press, 2002); “America’s War: Talking About the Civil War and Emancipation on Their 150th Anniversaries,” a forthcoming anthology of historical fiction, speeches, diaries, memoirs, biography, and short stories, edited by national project scholar Edward L. Ayers and co-published by NEH and ALA.
Annemarie Hamlin will lead the series book discussions. Hamlin, an assistant professor at Central Oregon Community College, teaches writing and literature. She holds a PhD in literature from the Claremont Graduate School and taught for more than 10 years at La Sierra University in Riverside, Calif., before moving to Bend in 2007.
For details, copies of program materials or to register for the series, visit www.deschuteslibrary.org or contact Liz Goodrich at 541-312-1032. People with disabilities needing accommodations (alternative formats, seating or auxiliary aides) should contact Goodrich.

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