November 22, 2011

Event calendar

11/23 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 Highway 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.

11/24 Thursday
THANKSGIVING DINNER: Share a home-cooked meal with the community; free; noon-3 p.m.; Redmond Senior Center, 325 N.W. Dogwood Ave.; 541-815-0030.

11/25 Friday
HOLIDAY VILLAGE MARKET: New location for the fifth annual event; features vendors selling holiday crafts and food in a European-style holiday market; noon-6 p.m.; Centennial Park, Seventh Street and Evergreen Avenue, Redmond.
ALLAN BYER: Folk and Americana; 6:30 p.m.; 750 Wine Bar & Bistro, 427 S.W. Eighth St., Redmond; 541-504-7111.
LINDY GRAVELLE: Country, pop and more; 7 p.m.; Brassie’s Bar at Eagle Crest Resort, 1522 Cline Falls Road, Redmond; 541-548-4220.

11/26 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.
WINERY BARREL TASTING: Taste wines and eat local food; with music by Jim Lee; donations benefit NeighborImpact; three cans of nonperishable food required; $10, free if you bring a tasting glass; 10 a.m.-5 p.m.; Maragas Winery, 15523 S.W. U.S. Highway 97, Culver; 541-546-5464 or www.maragaswinery.com.
HARVEST CELEBRATION: Tasting event with live music, food and wine; $10, includes a commemorative logo glass; noon-5 p.m.; Faith, Hope and Charity Vineyards, 70455 N.W. Lower Bridge Way, Terrebonne.
HOLIDAY VILLAGE MARKET: new location for the fifth annual event; features vendors selling holiday crafts and food in a European-style holiday market; noon-6 p.m.; Centennial Park, Seventh Street and Evergreen Avenue, Redmond.
PET PHOTOS WITH SANTA: Proceeds benefit the Humane Society of Redmond; donations required; noon-3 p.m.; Humane Society of Redmond Thrift & Gifts, 1568 S. U.S. Highway 97; 541-504-0101.
REDMOND STARLIGHT HOLIDAY PARADE: Themed “These are a few of my favorite things”; free; 5 p.m.; downtown Redmond; 541-923-5191.
REDMOND CHRISTMAS TREE LIGHTING: Santa Claus lights up the holiday tree. Bridge Church children’s bell choir plays and sings traditional songs of the season; 6 p.m.; Centennial Park, Seventh Street and Evergreen Avenue; 541-923-5191 or www.visitredmondoregon.com.
LINDY GRAVELLE: Country, pop and more; 7 p.m.; Brassie’s Bar at Eagle Crest Resort, 1522 Cline Falls Road, Redmond; 541-548-4220.

11/29 Tuesday
HOLIDAY BAZAAR: 1-4 p.m.; Cougar Springs Assisted Living Center, 1942 S.W. Canyon Drive, Redmond; 541-316-4400.

11/30 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.
CITY COUNCIL: Redmond City Council workshop; 6 p.m.; 716 S.W. Evergreen Ave.; agenda at www.ci.redmond.or.us.
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 Highway 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.

12/1 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.
CITY/COUNTY: Joint workshop for Redmond City Council, Deschutes County Commissioners; 7 a.m.; 716 S.W. Evergreen Ave.; agenda at www.ci.redmond.or.us.
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 - NO-BAKE HOLIDAY TREATS: All ingredients and supplies provided, for ages 12-17; 3-4:30 p.m.; Redmond Public Library, 827 S.W. Deschutes Ave.; 541-312-1050 or www.deschuteslibrary.org/calendar.
WRCCO BREW REVIEW: Second annual benefit for the Women’s Resource Center of Central Oregon. Event features local craft brew tastings, hearty appetizers, a raffle, a holiday fun photo booth and live music. Evening is geared toward women. Music provided by the Downhill Ryder band. Call or go online for tickets; $25 includes tokens for brew samples and food, additional tokens for brews and food are available for purchase; 5-8:30 p.m.; Century Center, 70 S.W. Century Drive, Bend; 541-385-0750 or www.wrcco.org.

12/2 Friday
OPEN COMPUTER LAB: Free time for adults to practice computer skills or work on any problems, with staff available to help; 10:30 a.m.; Redmond Public Library, 827 S.W. Deschutes Ave.; 541-312-1050.
BELLAVIA: Jazz and blues; 6:30 p.m.; Crave Eclectic Fine Dining, 614 N.W. Cedar Ave., Redmond; 541-504-6006.
“A CHRISTMAS MEMORY”: Gala opening of Innovation Theatre Works’ play about a boy and an elderly woman, the joy of giving and friendship; proceeds benefit the Assistance League of Bend; $30; 7 p.m.; Innovation Theatre Works, 1155 S.W. Division St., Bend; 541-504-6721 or www.innovationtw.org.

12/3 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.
 CROOKED RIVER RANCH OLDE FASHIONED CHRISTMAS CELEBRATION: Includes visits with Santa, a parade, an illumination of the ranch Christmas tree and more; free; 10 a.m., 3 p.m. parade; Crooked River Ranch Administration Building, 5195 S.W. Clubhouse Drive; 541-548-8939.
PET PHOTOS WITH SANTA: Proceeds benefit the Humane Society of Redmond; donations required; noon-3 p.m.; Humane Society of Redmond Thrift & Gifts, 1568 S. U.S. Highway 97; 541-504-0101.
BELLAVIA: Jazz and blues; 6:30 p.m.; Crave Eclectic Fine Dining, 614 N.W. Cedar Ave., Redmond; 541-504-6006.
“A CHRISTMAS MEMORY”: Innovation Theatre Works presents the story about a boy and an elderly woman, the joy of giving and friendship; a portion of proceeds benefits the Assistance League of Bend; $20, $18 students and seniors; 7 p.m.; Innovation Theatre Works, 1155 S.W. Division St., Bend; 541-504-6721 or www.innovationtw.org.

12/4 Sunday
“A CHRISTMAS MEMORY”: Innovation Theatre Works presents the story about a boy and an elderly woman, the joy of giving and friendship; a portion of proceeds benefits the Assistance League of Bend; $20, $18 students and seniors; 2 p.m.; Innovation Theatre Works, 1155 S.W. Division St., Bend; 541-504-6721 or www.innovationtw.org.

12/5 Monday
GOOD CHAIR, GREAT BOOKS: Bring a favorite book to share, and find out titles for the 2012 reading program; free; noon; Downtown Bend Public Library, Brooks Room, 601 N.W. Wall St.; 541-617-7089 or www.deschuteslibrary.org/calendar.
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.

12/6 Tuesday
BEND GENEALOGICAL SOCIETY: First Tuesday Mentoring Program: One-on-one mentoring and computer help for beginners; 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.

12/7 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 Highway 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

Library offers religion series
The Pope, a Rabbi and Buddhist monk walk into a coffee shop. What would they talk about? Do they have anything in common? Deschutes Public Library offers the opportunity to explore these and other questions during the Know Religion series during the month of December.
From Hindu art to the foundation of Buddhist thought, local experts will explore a wide range of religious beliefs and practices. All programs are free and open to the public.
Jesus and the Early Christians Outside of the Bible: The primary source for the life of Jesus is the Bible, yet other ancient authors wrote about him as well.
 Explore these other historical sources in an interactive presentation by Mike Caba, Saturday, Dec. 3 at 2 p.m., East Bend Public Library.
Hindu Art and the Four Goals of Life: Local artist and art educator Paula Bullwinkle discusses the Hindu art tradition and the role creative expression plays in the Hindu religion. Slide show, lecture and discussion are followed by a creative project in color pencil, paint and collage, illustrating a stylized version of a figure symbolizing your own life’s goals.
No experience necessary, and all art supplies are provided. No registration required. Free and open to the public, Sunday, Dec. 4 at 2 p.m., Sisters Public Library; Thursday, Dec. 8, 1 p.m., Sunriver Area Public Library.
Four Noble Truths of Buddhism: Michael Stevens of the Natural Mind Dharma Center speaks on the foundation of Buddhist thought and awareness. Tuesday, Dec. 6, 6:30 p.m., Downtown Bend Public Library.
Science Friction: Controversies and Decision Making in a Democracy: Science and its products enrich our lives but also challenge many established ways of thinking. This program is sponsored through a partnership between the City Club of Central Oregon and Deschutes Public Library and funded in part by a grant from Oregon Humanities, a statewide nonprofit organization. Saturday, Dec. 10, 2 p.m., Brooks Room, Downtown Bend Public Library.
For more information contact Liz at 541-312-1032 or lizg@deschuteslibrary.org.
Wisdom & Compassion in the Tibetan Buddhist Tradition: Michael Stevens of the Natural Mind Dharma Center will discuss the unique approach used by the Tibetan Buddhist tradition (made popular by the Dalai Lama) in waking up to our true nature of wisdom and compassion that is often obscured by habitual thoughts and mental distractions.
Saturday, Dec. 10, 3 p.m., East Bend Public Library. For more information contact Lisa at 541-312-1034 or lisam@descshuteslibrary.org.
The Temple Mount in Jerusalem: For thousands of years this complex has been a holy site for believers of various faiths. During the presentation, Mike Caba examines the fascinating history of this area, which is still hotly debated today.
The presentation also includes Caba’s experience as a volunteer on the only recent archaeological project to examine the Temple Mount.
Tuesday, Dec. 13, 6:30 p.m., Redmond Public Library. For more information, contact Liz at 541-312-1032 or lizg@deschuteslibrary.org.
For more information about this or other library programs, please visit the library website at www.deschuteslibrary.org.
People with disabilities needing accommodations (alternative formats, seating or auxiliary aides) should contact Liz at 541-312-1032.

Holiday art will be on display
 High Desert Society of the Arts is sponsoring a Christmas Show of local artists’ work at Home Federal Bank in Redmond throughout the month of December.
Nine artists will show their versions of Christmas: Carol Armstrong, Jeff Freeman, Sue Gomen Honnell, Carol Jacquet, Linda Shelton, KC Snider, Kathy Whiteaker, Judi Williamson, and Jim Woltering.
An artist reception will be held Friday, Dec. 9, from 2 to 4:30 p.m. All art will be available for sale.

Art at the library
The Friends of the Redmond Library Art Committee is hosting the Winter 2011 Open Art Show, through Dec. 30. Central Oregon artists will be showing 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.
The Friends of the Redmond Library Art Committee is sponsoring the Winter 2012 Photography Exhibit, Jan. 7 through Feb. 25 at the Redmond Public Library, and Central Oregon photographers are invited to submit original and ready-to-hang artwork.
Art will be reviewed and selected by Art Committee members.
The library display area will support up to 50 works. All artists are responsible for dropping off their submissions on Jan. 7 between 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. and picking up their own artwork at the end of the exhibition on Feb. 25 between 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. No storage is available for artwork.
Artists are encouraged to visit  www.deschuteslibrary.org/redmond/ to learn more about the show, review submission guidelines and the artist agreement.
For additional information contact Linda Barker at 541-312-1064.

Clothing drive under way
Windermere/Central Oregon Real Estate offices in Bend and Redmond are hosting their annual “Share the Warmth” donation drive now through Dec. 31. Community members are invited to take part and help their neighbors in need.
In Redmond, the Windermere office is collecting winter clothing and coats of all sizes for kids and adults, as well as gloves, scarves, hats and blankets.
Items should be new or gently used and laundered. The Family Access Network will distribute the items to the less fortunate in the Redmond area. Community members can bring donations to:
Windermere, 1020 S.W. Indian Ave., Suite 100; Monday through Friday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., and Saturdays, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Other organizations and communities will also benefit from Windermere’s 2011 “Share the Warmth” donation drive, as more than 30 Windermere offices throughout Oregon and Southwest Washington are collecting coats, blankets and other warm items for the less fortunate this winter. For a complete list of participating offices, community members can call 503-220-1145.

Theatre offers Shakespeare workshops
Innovation Theatre Works Artistic Director Brad Hills has announced that the next session of Shakespeare 101 will focus on one of Shakespeare’s greatest masterpieces, “Hamlet.”
This unique 12-week workshop for ages 16 and over will focus on understanding Shakespeare’s language and learning basic performance techniques. Led by Bend’s two leading Shakespearean actors and authorities, Liam O’Sruitheain and Alastair Jaques, this workshop will meet twice weekly over 12 consecutive weeks, culminating in two rehearsal-scale, one-hour open public rehearsals of selected sections of the play at ITW.
The workshop will commence on Sunday evening, Feb. 12, and continue for the following 12 weeks through May 6. There will be two weekly sessions: Sunday and Tuesday evenings from 6 to 9 p.m. Open public rehearsal dates will be Monday, May 7, and Tuesday, May 8, at 7 p.m.
Cost for the workshop is $200 plus a $25 text and materials fee.
In addition, ITW will hold a free introductory workshop to give interested community members an opportunity to check it out. The free workshop will be held Sunday, Feb. 5, from 6 to 9 p.m. at ITW.
For more information or to register, call 541-504-6721 or email brad@innovationtw.org.

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