December 27, 2011

Skate under the stars

photo by Leslie Pugmire Hole/Spokesman

Redmond's downtown ice rink has been recording some big crowds this holiday break. The skating rink is scheduled to be open New Year's Eve and New Years Day for its regular hours. (Rink is open with skate rentals Mon.-Thurs. from 3-9 p.m.; Fri.-Sat. from 2 -10 p.m.; Sundays 2-9 p.m. Ice is open for free skating for those with skates 10 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Mon.-Thurs.; 10 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Fri.-Sun.)

Obituaries

Sandra Hagbery, of Powell Butte
Sept. 19, 1915 - Dec. 20, 2011
Arrangements: Prineville Funeral Home
541-447-6459
Services: Visitation  was Dec. 27 at Prineville Funeral Home. Funeral services will be held Wed., Dec. 28, 2011, at    at Prineville Funeral Home.

Cindy Sue Cross, of Culver     
May 5, 1954 - Dec. 20, 2011
Arrangements: Autumn Funerals, Redmond
541-504-9485; www.autumnfunerals.net
Services to be held at a later date.

Lewis Alfred Floyd, of Redmond
Dec. 18, 1946 - Dec. 18, 2011
Arrangements: Autumn Funerals, Redmond
541-504-9485; www.autumnfunerals.net
No services will be held at his request.

Wanda Lea Vermillion, of Redmond
July 23, 1932 - Dec. 17, 2011
Arrangements: Autumn Funerals, Redmond
541-504-9485; www.autumnfunerals.net
Services will be held at a later date.

Teresa Murphy Brown, of Redmond
Sept. 29, 1962 - Dec. 17, 2011
Arrangements: Redmond Memorial Chapel
541-548-3219; www.redmondmemorial.com
Services are pending.

Holly Ann Greene Gordon
April 7, 1969 - Oct. 25 2011
Holly Ann Greene Gordon was 42 years old and a native of Central Oregon.
She was a beloved mother, daughter, sister, wife, nurse and who friend passed away peacefully on Oct. 25, 2011, after a courageous battle with cancer. She had been sick since December, 2010, and ultimately died of complication from her treatment.
Holly was born on April 7, 1969, in Portland, to Richard Greene and Colleen Connolly Greene. Besides her parents, Holly is survived by her three brothers, Brian, Jeffery, and Michael Greene and two sisters, Kelly Greene McAfee, Shelly Greene Malkin, and her husband, Richard Gordon and son, Evan Gordon.
Holly was preceded in death by both maternal grandparents, John and Rosella Connolly, and fraternal grandparents, Cordell and Mae Greene.
She attended St. Francis and Cloverdale grade schools and graduated from Redmond High School with the class of 1987. She was on the honor roll and lettered in basketball, volleyball and track. She was also active in 4-H and enjoyed riding and showing her horse, Carmel.
In 1990 she graduated from Central Oregon Community College as a registered nurse. Holly worked in the ER department at St. Charles in Redmond for over six years and was a member of the St. Charles family for twenty years. Holly will be remembered for her compassionate love for people, her zest for life, her faith in God and her courage and gracefulness during her battle with cancer. The Greene and Gordon family cordially thank each and every one of you for all for the benefits, food, flowers, visits, cards, and especially your prayers, hugs, love and support.
As Holly would say, we love all of you -- now, go enjoy the holidays in Holly's honor!!!!

Debra Ann Holmes
Feb. 7, 1957 - Dec. 17, 2011
Debbie passed away after a life-long battle with breast cancer on Saturday, Dec. 17, 2011, at the age of 54. Debbie leaves behind her husband of 28 years, Don; daughters Melissa and Sarah; son-in-law Andy; and grandson, Owen.  Debbie was generous and full of love and touched the lives of many. She loved the summer warmth and spending time with family and friends. She had a great love for the beauty of the outdoors and enjoyed all animals, especially her little dog, Pinky.
Debbie will be forever remembered and missed for her immense compassion for others and amazing personality.
An intimate gathering of family and friends will hold a Celebration of Life in remembrance of Debbie.
In lieu of flowers, donations in Debbie's honor may be made to Susan G. Komen For The Cure. http://www.komen.org/Donate.html 
Please leave condolences online for the family at http://www.niswonger-reynolds.com/

Leonard Franklin Crabtree
March 19, 1934 - Dec. 18, 2011
Leonard was born in Jay, Oklahoma, on March 19, 1934. In 1953, he moved to Redmond, Oregon, where two of his sisters had lived for a while. Leonard started dating Loraine Dunbar in October of 1953 and seven months later they  married on April 30, 1954. They have three children, six grandchildren, and 3-½ great-grandchildren. He loved and enjoyed them all so much. Leonard worked for seven years at the dicolite mine out of Terrebonne. He then went to work at the Redmond Mill for 36 years and retired in 1995.
Leonard enjoyed camping and fishing with his many loving relatives.
A memorial service was held Dec.21 at the Redmond Assembly of God Church. Interment was held at Redmond Memorial Cemetery. Autumn Funerals has been entrusted with arrangements.


December 20, 2011

Obituaries

Leonard Franklin Crabtree, of Terrebonne
Mar. 19, 1934 - Dec. 18, 2011
Arrangements: Autumn Funerals, Redmond
541-504-9485; www.autumnfunerals.net
Services: 1 on Wed.,  Dec. 21, 2011, at Redmond Assembly  of God,  1865
W. Antler Ave.

Gloria M. Ogletree, of Sweet Home, OR
April 25, 1934 - Dec. 6, 2011
Arrangements: Niswonger-Reynolds Funeral Home
541-382-2471; www.niswonger-reynolds.com
Services: Graveside service was held  Dec. 16 at Deschutes Memorial Gardens, Bend.

Helen Eileen Strahl, of Redmond
Sept. 14, 1924 - Dec. 15, 2011
Arrangements: Autumn Funerals, Redmond
541-504-9485; www.autumnfunerals.net          
Services: No service to be held
Contributions may be made to Salvation Army

Charles Douglas Herman, of Redmond
Oct. 1, 1922 - Dec. 11, 2011
Arrangements: Autumn Funerals- Redmond 
541-504-9485; www.autumnfunerals.net
Services: Private services will be held at a later date.
Contributions may be made to Partners In Care.

Alvin B. Crocker, of Culver
Oct. 20, 1934 - Dec. 11, 2011
Arrangements: Bel-Air Funeral Home
541-475-2241
Services: , Thursday, December 22, 2011, at Bel-Air Chapel in Madras, OR.

Lorri Jean Karstetter, of Redmond
June 26, 1956 - Dec. 13, 2011
Arrangements: Autumn Funerals, Redmond
541-504-9485; www.autumnfunerals.net
Services: A service will be held at a later date.

Dr. Robert ‘Bob’ Leon Unger
April 20, 1920 - Dec. 16, 2011
Dr. Robert ‘Bob’ Leon Unger was born in Stickney, South Dakota, on April 20, 1920, to George and Kathryn (Chyma) Unger. He died on December 16, 2011, of old age at
his home. He was 91. He graduated from Yankton College in Yankton South Dakota.
He received his Doctorate in Medicine in 1945, from the University of Chicago Medical School. Dr. Unger served as a Captain in the US Army in Garmisch Germany in post World War II from 1946-1947. He completed his Internship and Residency at St. Vincent’s, Emanuel and Providence Hospitals in Portland, Oregon, in General Practice and Surgery. While at Providence Hospital he caught the eye of a young nurse, Pauline Hagenbach and they were married at All Saints Catholic Church in Portland, on October 8, 1949.
Bob and Pauline moved to Redmond, Oregon, and started his medical practice in November, 1949. In 1953, he was joined by Dr. Roger Stack and they build Cascade Medical Clinic, later joined by Dr’s Roger Ambroson, Steve Cross and Jim Detwiller.
He also was a member of Redmond Kiwanis, the Central Oregon Medical Association, St. Thomas Catholic Church, Knights of Columbus and the Redmond Community Concert Association. He served on the Redmond School Board in the 60’s for ten years. He retired from medical practice in 1985, and during his practice he delivered over 2400 babies. He cared for many patients and was known for remembering their names and histories.
In 2001, he was the Grand Marshall for the Deschutes CO. Fair and Rodeo. He enjoyed gardening and liked to surprise family friends with a box of vegetables.
Dr. Unger is survived by his sister, Norma Jean Unger of Tigard OR; his five children, Alan and his wife, Bev of Redmond, Paul of Washington D.C. Anne Johnston of Salem, Fr. Todd and Craig of Redmond. His grandchildren, Robert and Alex Unger, Drew and his wife, Amy, Courtney, Zack andJohn Johnston.
He was preceded in death by his wife, Pauline; his parents, George and Kathryn; his brother, Lloyd; and his son-in-law, Bryan Johnston.
A Rosary will be held at St. Thomas Catholic Church in Redmond on Tuesday Dec. 20, at A funeral Mass on Wednesday, Dec. 21, at , at St. Thomas followed by a reception at the Unger home.
Donations in memory can be made to Hospice of Redmond and Sisters; Volunteers in Medicine; or the St Thomas Building Fund.
Arrangements with Redmond Memorial Chapel. http://www.redmondchapel.com/


Mildred Louise Hoffman
July 2, 1922 - Dec. 13, 2011
Mildred Louise Hoffman of Redmond, Oregon, passed away suddenly on Tuesday, December 13, 2011. She was 89.
A funeral service was held on Friday, December 16, 2011, at the Missionary Baptist Church in
Prineville, Oregon. She was later laid to rest at Juniper Haven Cemetery in Prineville.
Mildred was born July 2, 1922, in Adair County, Township of Morrow, near Novinger, Missouri, to Audra and Ella (Hills) Carnagey. In 1936, she, along with her family, moved to Prineville, Oregon. On March 27, 1949, Mildred married Alfred William Hoffman in Redmond, Oregon.
Mildred enjoyed sewing, reading and walking. She was also an active member of the Missionary Baptist Church of Redmond.
Survivors include her son, Frank (wife, Tina) Hoffman of Crescent, Oregon; and her daughter, Alice (husband, Mackey) Bishop, also of Crescent, Oregon. Other survivors include her sister, Wilma Cousins, of Mayer, Arizona; four grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her husband of 44 years, Alfred Hoffman; her daughter, Dorothy Hoffman; two brothers, Wayne and Marvin Carnagey; and her sister, Maxine Clayton.
Baird Funeral Home of Bend was honored to serve the family. (541)382-0903 http://www.bairdmortuaries.com/

December 13, 2011

Event calendar

12/14  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.
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 work session, 10:30 a.m.; district office, 145 S.E. Salmon Ave.; agenda at www.redmond.k12.or.us.
HORSES IN CANYON: Redmond Parks Commission public hearing on horseback riding in the north Dry Canyon; 6 p.m.; Public Works Warehouse training room, 243 E. Antler Ave.; agenda and staff report at www.ci.redmond.or.us.
FIRE: Redmond Fire and Rescue district board meeting; 7 p.m.; downtown station, 341 N.W. Dogwood Ave.; agenda at www.redmondfireandrescue.org.
COCC: board of directors meeting: 6 p.m.; Christian Board Room on the second floor of Boyle Education Center, on the Central Oregon Community College campus, Bend.

12/15 Thursday
LIVE READ: A program in which attendees enjoy light refreshments while being immersed in short fiction read aloud by others; sharing encouraged; 1 p.m.; Sunriver Area Public Library, 56855 Venture Lane; 541-312-1081 or sheilag@deschutslibrary.org.
REDMOND DEVELOPMENT COMMISSION: Public hearing to discuss the draft Goals, Strategies and Action Items being developed as part of the City of Redmond Strategic Plan; 6 p.m.; Redmond City Hall, 716 S.W. Evergreen Ave.; 541-923-7710 or www.ci.redmond.or.us.
REDMOND AIRPORT COMMISSION: 5:30 p.m.; airport terminal event conference room; agenda at www.ci.redmond.or.us.
CRR FIRE: Crooked River Ranch Rural Fire Protection District board meeting; 7 p.m.; firehall, 6971 S.W. Shad Road; agenda at www.crrfire.org.

12/16 Friday
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.

12/17 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.
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.
CENTRAL OREGON MASTERSINGERS: The 43-voice choir presents Handel’s “Messiah,” under the direction of Clyde Thompson; $18; 7:30 p.m.; Tower Theatre, 835 N.W. Wall St., Bend; 541-317-0700 or www.towertheatre.org.
MIDDLE SCHOOL COSMIC SWIM: Middle school students only, a fun time with friends, swimming, games, music and other activities, must have student ID or parent accompany inside the building; $2.50; 8-10 p.m.; Cascade Swim Center, 465 S.W. Rimrock Way, Redmond; 541-548-7275.

12/18 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.
CENTRAL OREGON MASTERSINGERS: The 43-voice choir presents Handel’s “Messiah,” under the direction of Clyde Thompson; $18; 2 p.m.; Tower Theatre, 835 N.W. Wall St., Bend; 541-317-0700 or www.towertheatre.org.
“LIGHT UP A LIFE”: Light a candle in remembrance of loved ones; with name readings and live music; free; 4:30-5:30 p.m.; Redmond-Sisters Hospice, 732 S.W. 23rd St.; 541-548-7483.

12/19 Monday
FORECLOSURE PREVENTION CLASS: Learn about NeighborImpact’s Housing Center tools and services  that 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.
RETIRED EDUCATORS: Central Oregon Retired Educators monthly luncheon, program and business meeting; 11:30 a.m.; entertainment by Home School and a local artist; all retired educators and those interested are invited; lunch $8.50; Zion Lutheran Church, 11:35 S.W. Black Butte Blvd., Redmond; information Barbara at 541-548-2545.

12/20 Tuesday
“GENEALOGY SHOW & TELL”: Bend Genealogical Society presents a genealogy program followed by a Christmas potluck and white elephant silent auction; 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.
CHILDREN’S STORY & CRAFT NIGHT: Featuring winter stories, songs and crafts, for ages 6-11. Wear old clothes that can get messy; 6:30 p.m.; Redmond Public Library, 827 S.W. Deschutes Ave.; 541-312-1055.
PUBLIC ART: Redmond Commission for Art in Public Places; 4:30 p.m.; city hall, 716 S.E. Evergreen Ave.; agenda at www.ci.redmond.or.us.
PLANNING: Redmond Urban Area Planning Commission; 6:30 p.m.; city hall, 716 S.E. Evergreen Ave.; agenda at www.ci.redmond.or.us


Purchase cookbook at benefit concert
Violinist George Shiolas, founder and musical director of the Lydon Ensemble, will perform two separate benefit concerts for Bend’s Community Center on Saturday, Dec. 17th.
Both showings take place at Bend’s Community Center, located at 1036 N.E. Fifth St. in Bend. The family matinee performance is from 2 to 4 p.m. Admission is $15 for adults, $10 for students and seniors and $5 for children under 10. The evening performance runs from 7 to 9 p.m. Admission is $20 per person and includes complimentary hors d’oeuvres. A no-host bar will be available. This showing is for ages 21 and over.
Guests at either of these performances will be among the first to see and purchase the brand new “Sage in the Kitchen” cookbook. “Sage in the Kitchen” is a full-color cookbook featuring recipes from Central Oregon’s restaurants and chefs. All proceeds benefit  the community center’s “Feed the Hungry” program, currently providing approximately 2,000 meals every week for the hungry and the homeless.
For event tickets call 541-312-2069. To pre-order a copy of “Sage in the Kitchen” and save $4 off the retail cover price, visit  www.bendscommunitycenter.org/sage. 

Sisters Folk Festival offers gift ideas
Sisters Folk Festival has announced a number of unique holiday gift ideas for the 2011 winter season. With memorable performances still fresh in people’s minds, SFF is offering 2012 passes through the winter months at a $20 discount. The All-Event Pass, usually $95, will be $75 for next year’s festival that will be held Sept. 7-9.
“We’ve had so many people excited about returning, we’ve decided to offer a holiday special again this year,” said Development Director Katy Yoder in a news release. “There’s no better stocking stuffer than the gift of live music,” she added. 
The holiday special will be available through Dec. 31; all purchases prior to Dec. 15 will be mailed to buyers in time for Christmas. The festival will offer purchasers a signed 2012 festival poster as part of the purchase as well.
The festival celebrated its 16th anniversary this year, with performances by artists from all over the country and beyond. Festival organizers are working hard on booking acts for next year.
Keeping Sisters Country warm this winter will be the Sisters Folk Festival’s seventh annual Winter Concert Series. The lineup includes: Zydeco dance band Jeffrey Broussard & the Creole Cowboys on Jan. 23, festival fan favorite Martyn Joseph on Feb. 10, and female vocal trio Red Molly on March 10. Tickets are $15 per show for adults and $10 for students, or $40/$25 for the entire series. Tickets at the door will be $20 adult, $12 student.
To order tickets for the festival visit www.sistersfolkfestival.org, call the Sisters Folk Festival at 541-549-4979, or email info@sistersfolkfestival.org.

Obituaries

Elton Meryl Agner, of Terrebonne
May 7, 1929 - Dec. 10, 2011
Arrangements: Deschutes Memorial Chapel
541-382-5592; www.deschutesmemorialchapel.com
Services: Viewing  Dec. 14  from to at Deschutes Memorial Chapel; Graveside service Dec. 14   at Deschutes Memorial Gardens Bend ,OR
Contributions may be made to:Alzheimer's Assoc.,
1135 SW Highland Ave.
, Redmond, OR 97756.

Delta I. (Durfee) Symons, of Madras
April 5, 1948 - Dec. 7, 2011
Arrangements: Bel-Air Colonial Funeral Home
541-475-2241
Services: Memorial Services will be held on Saturday, December 17, 2011 at at Culver Christian Church.  Committal will be on Saturday, December 17, 2011 at  at Redmond Memorial Cemetery in Redmond.

James Edward McEuen, of Redmond
July 21, 1922 - Dec. 4, 2011
Arrangements: Baird Funeral Home of Bend
Services:A private celebration of life will take place at a later date.
Contributions may be made to: Partners in Care Hospice,
2075 NE Wyatt Court,
Bend, Oregon 97701

Robert Jewett Fry, of Redmond
Aug. 27, 1922 - Dec. 7, 2011
Arrangements: Autumn Funerals- Redmond
541-504-9485; www.autumnfunerals.net
Services: No services are planned.


December 6, 2011

Event calendar

Toy and clothing drive planned
Healthy Families of the High Desert, a local child abuse prevention program, is having a clothing and toy drive for high-risk, low-income families with children birth to age three. New, unwrapped educational toys for children birth to age three as well as new clothing for sizes birth to 4T are needed. The organization’s holiday wish list includes: building blocks, large wooden stringing beads, DUPLO blocks, stacking toys, soft dolls, refrigerator magnet sets, Fisher-Price toys (birth to age three), cloth books for infants, shape sorter, board books for infants, push/pull toys, rattles, wooden puzzles with knobs, musical first instruments. Diapers, formula, wipes and gas vouchers are also needed.
Please call for pick up or drop off by Dec. 12  at 541-749-2137 or 541-749-2133.
Healthy Families of the High Desert is located at 2125 N.E. Daggett Lane, in Bend.
All donations are tax deductible.

Recreation passes make great gifts
December is “stocking stuffer” month at Oregon State Parks. From Dec. 1-31, park goers can save $5 on the state park 12-month day-use parking permit. The state park permit, which is required at 26 Oregon state parks, is on sale for $25 – regularly $30 – in December.
Parking permits are transferable from vehicle to vehicle, making them even more of a value in today’s economy. OPRD also offers a 24-month pass, priced at $50.
Visitors who do not have long-term passes must purchase $5 daily permits.
The Oregon Coast Passport is also discounted $5 in December. The passport is a multi-agency product, valid at Oregon State Parks, U.S. Forest Service, Bureau of Land Management and National Park Service sites along the Oregon Coast. The coastal passports are on sale for $30 – regularly $35 – in December.
The 12- and 24-month OPRD permits and coastal passports can be purchased, along with other gift possibilities such as gift certificates, by calling the Oregon State Parks Information Center at 1-800-551-6949. Callers may use debit or credit cards that have VISA or MasterCard logos to purchase permits, passports and gift certificates.
Walk-in customers can buy the OPRD permits at major OPRD offices, some state park friends’ group stores and selected local businesses throughout the state. A list of vendors is posted at www.oregonstateparks.org/dayuse_permit_vendors.php. The coastal passports are sold at coastal state parks, federal agency offices and local vendors in several coastal communities.

Parks and Rec winter offerings
Redmond Area Park and Recreation District offers Girls Youth Hoops, co-ed Tykes Hoops, and Cheerleading for Girls Youth Hoops, all with a Dec. 15 enrollment deadline.
Girls Youth Hoops, grades 3-8, and Cheerleading for Girls Youth Hoops, grades 1-8, play is Jan. 21 through Feb. 8. Tykes Hoops, grades 1-2, Kindergarten Tykes Hoops, age 5 by deadline, and Preschool Tykes Hoops, age 5 by deadline, play is Jan. 21 through Feb. 25.
Games are usually on Saturdays, with one or two practices during the week. Cost is from $45-$55. Registration for cheerleading includes a cheer shirt.
Sign up by calling 541-548-7275 or visit www.raprd.org for more information.
Snowshoe Basics at Edison Butte Sno-Park, an introduction to snowshoeing, will be taught for grades 5 to adult Saturday, Dec. 11, from noon to 2 p.m. Cost is $30.
Different types of gear and shoes will be discussed as the group starts on the groomed trails then heads off-trail for a backcountry adventure. Snowshoes are provided in cost of activity.
Middle School Sled and Snowshoe will be taught to grades 5-8 Sunday, Dec. 10, from noon to 4 p.m. Cost is $35.
The day begins with an introduction to snowshoeing and exploring the groomed trails, and then moves into a backcountry adventure to the main park. Bring your own sled; snowshoes are provided in cost of activity. Transportation is provided from the RAPRD Activity Center.
Sign up by calling 541-548-7275 or visit www.raprd.org for more information.

12/7 Wednesday
SCHOOL BOARD: Redmond School Board meeting; public welcome; 5:30 p.m.; Vern Patrick Elementary, 3001 S.W. Obsidian Ave.; agenda at www.redmond.k12.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.
CITY COUNCIL: Redmond City Council workshop: CANCELLED
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.

12/8 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.
HISTORIC LANDMARKS: Redmond Historic Landmarks Commission meeting; public welcome; 9:30 a.m., city hall, 716 S.W. Evergreen Ave.; agenda at www.ci.redmond.or.us.
REDMOND LIBRARY TEEN COUNCIL MEETING: New members always welcome to share books, plan programs, and have a good time; for those in sixth through twelfth grade; 3-4:30 p.m.; Redmond Public Library, 827 S.W. Deschutes Ave.; 541-312-1050.
JAZZ CONCERT: The Central Oregon Community College Big Band Jazz performs under the direction of Andy Warr; with Michelle Van Handle and Mark Kershner; $10, $8 students, seniors and children; 7:30 p.m.; Central Oregon Community College, Pinckney Center for the Arts, 2600 N.W. College Way, Bend; 541-280-9371.

12/9 Friday
WINTER ART WALK: Start at the library, then walk downtown Redmond viewing art; free; 5-8 p.m.; Redmond Public Library, 827 S.W. Deschutes Ave.; 541-312-1050 or redmondartwalk@gmail.com.
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.
DAN LEONARDO: Jazz saxophone; 6:30 p.m.; Crave Eclectic Fine Dining, 614 N.W. Cedar Ave., Redmond; 541-504-6006.
DOWNHILL RYDER: Rock; 6:30 p.m.; Cross Creek Cafe, 507 SW 8th St., Redmond; 541-548-2883.
“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.
HOLIDAY MAGIC CONCERT: The Central Oregon Community College Cascade Chorale performs holiday songs under the direction of James Knox; with the Proteus Chamber Players; proceeds benefit Abilitree; $15; 7 p.m.; Summit High School, 2855 N.W. Clearwater Drive, Bend; 541-388-8103 or www.abilitree.org.

12/10 Saturday
CUT-A-THON FUNDRAISER: 100 percent of haircut proceeds and all donations go toward a Nicaragua trip that will help teach and train those living in impoverished areas; brow waxing also available; call for appointments; begins at 8 a.m.; Salon Renaissance, 725 S.W. Eighth St., Redmond; 541-526-1105.
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.
HOLIDAY GIFT FAIRE: Central Oregon Locavore offers vendors selling locally made food items, gifts, beeswax candles, beverages, stocking stuffers and much more. Entertainment for children provided. Opportunity to participate in the “Make Holidays Local” challenge. Locavores in Central Oregon will be asked to submit their holiday stories, and the “most local,” “most creative” and “most thorough” will be awarded with Locavore gift certificates and other goodies; 10 a.m.-4:30 p.m.; Locavore Headquarters, 910 S.E. Wilson Ave., Unit C-3, Bend.
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.
PAMELA MCGUIRE TRIO: Jazz; 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.
 “HIGH DESERT NUTCRACKER”: Redmond School of Dance presents the classic holiday ballet, in a style inspired by present day Central Oregon. Tickets available at Redmond School of Dance and at the door; $10, $5 ages 10 and younger; 7 p.m.; Redmond High School, 675 S.W. Rimrock Way; 541-548-6957 or http://redmondschoolofdance.com.
CHRISTMAS PARTY: Central Oregon Locavore and Jem Chocolates host. Dress as your favorite food angel (feel free to interpret this liberally). Bring your own instruments for a holiday jam session. Music and dancing offered. Appetizers and beverages for sale; $5; 7 p.m.; Locavore Headquarters, 910 S.E. Wilson Ave., Unit C-3, Bend.

12/11 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.
“HIGH DESERT NUTCRACKER”: Redmond School of Dance presents the classic holiday ballet, in a style inspired by present day Central Oregon. Tickets available at Redmond School of Dance and at the door; $10, $5 ages 10 and younger; 2 p.m.; Redmond High School, 675 S.W. Rimrock Way; 541-548-6957 or http://redmondschoolofdance.com.
SECOND SUNDAY: Kim Cooper Findling reads from her memoir “Chance of Sun: An Oregon Memoir”; followed by an open mic; free; 2 p.m.; Downtown Bend Public Library, Brooks Room, 601 N.W. Wall St.; 541-312-1034 or www.deschuteslibrary.org/calendar.
HOLIDAY MAGIC CONCERT: The Central Oregon Community College Cascade Chorale performs holiday songs under the direction of James Knox; with the Proteus Chamber Players; proceeds benefit Abilitree; $15; 3 p.m.; Summit High School, 2855 N.W. Clearwater Drive, Bend; 541-388-8103 or www.abilitree.org.

12/12 Monday
OPEN COMPUTER LAB: Free time for adults to practice computer skills or work on any problems, with staff available to help; 2:30 p.m.; Redmond Public Library, 827 S.W. Deschutes Ave.; 541-312-1050.
URBAN RENEWAL: Downtown Urban Renewal Advisory Committee meeting; public welcome; 5 p.m; city hall, 716 S.W. Evergreen Ave.; agenda at www.ci.redmond.or.us.

12/13 Tuesday
THE TEMPLE MOUNT IN JERUSALEM: Mike Caba talks about this hotly debated holy site and his experience at an archaeological project there; free; 6:30 p.m.; Redmond Public Library, 827 S.W. Deschutes Ave.; 541-312-1032 or www.deschuteslibrary.org/calendar.
CITY COUNCIL: Redmond City Council meeting; public welcome; 6:45 a.m. and 7 p.m.; council chambers, 777 S.W. Deschutes Ave.; agenda at www.ci.redmond.or.us.

12/14 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.
PARKS AND REC: Redmond Area Park and Recreation District board of directors meeting; public welcome; 6:30 a.m., Cascade Swim Center, 465 S.W. Rimrock Way; agenda at www.raprd.org.
SCHOOL BOARD: Redmond School Board work session; public welcome; 10 a.m., place TBA; agenda at www.redmond.k12.or.us
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.
PARKS COMMISSION: Redmond Parks Commission meeting; public welcome; public hearing on horses in the canyon, 6 p.m., Public Works Warehouse training room, 243 E. Antler Ave; agenda at www.ci.redmond.or.us.
FIRE BOARD: Redmond Fire and Rescue board of directors meeting; public welcome; 7 p.m., downtown station, 341 N.W. Dogwood Ave. agenda at www.redmondfireandrescue.org.

12/15 Thursday
REDMOND DEVELOPMENT COMMISSION: Public hearing to discuss the draft Goals, Strategies and Action Items being developed as part of the City of Redmond Strategic Plan; 6 p.m.; Redmond City Hall, 716 S.W. Evergreen Ave.; 541-923-7710 or www.ci.redmond.or.us.

12/16 Friday
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.

12/17 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.
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.
CENTRAL OREGON MASTERSINGERS: The 43-voice choir presents Handel’s “Messiah,” under the direction of Clyde Thompson; $18; 7:30 p.m.; Tower Theatre, 835 N.W. Wall St., Bend; 541-317-0700 or www.towertheatre.org.
MIDDLE SCHOOL COSMIC SWIM: Middle school students only, a fun time with friends, swimming, games, music and other activities, must have student ID or parent accompany inside the building; $2.50; 8-10 p.m.; Cascade Swim Center, 465 S.W. Rimrock Way, Redmond; 541-548-7275.

12/18 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.
CENTRAL OREGON MASTERSINGERS: The 43-voice choir presents Handel’s “Messiah,” under the direction of Clyde Thompson; $18; 2 p.m.; Tower Theatre, 835 N.W. Wall St., Bend; 541-317-0700 or www.towertheatre.org.
“LIGHT UP A LIFE”: Light a candle in remembrance of loved ones; with name readings and live music; free; 4:30-5:30 p.m.; Redmond-Sisters Hospice, 732 S.W. 23rd St.; 541-548-7483.

Obituaries

Raymond F. Parrish, of Culver
July 25, 1924 - Dec. 4, 2011
Arrangements: Bel-Air Funeral Home, 541-475-2241
Services: Funeral services will be held on Thursday, Dec. 8, 2011 at at Bel-Air Colonial Chapel in Madras. Graveside Committal services will be held on Friday, Dec. 9, 2011 at at Willamette National Cemetery in Portland.

Melferd Lecount Woodward, of Redmond
Feb. 16, 1925 - Nov. 22, 2011
Arrangements: Deschutes Memorial Chapel, 541-382-5592
www.deschutesmemorialchapel.com
Services: A memorial service will be held at on Wednesday, Dec. 7, 2011 at Highland Baptist Church
3100 Southwest Highland Avenue  Redmond, OR 97756

Kenneth Dale Johnson, of Crooked River Ranch
June 23, 1925 - Dec. 2, 2011
Arrangements: Autumn Funeral - Redmond
541-504-9485
Services: Per his request, there will be no service.
Contributions may be made to: Redmond-Sisters Hospice, 732 SW 23rd, Redmond, OR 97756.

Kathleen Bacon, of Redmond
Sept. 13, 1929 - Nov. 29, 2011
Arrangements: Redmond Memorial Chapel
541-548-3219; www.redmondmemorial.com
Services: Graveside services were held Dec. 3 at Redmond Memorial Cemetery.

Harley Jack James Clelland
April 5, 2009 - Nov. 23, 2011
Harley Jack James Clelland (Tank Tank), 2, passed away on Wednesday, November 23, 2011. He was born in Salem, Oregon, on April 5, 2009, to parents Misty Leann Williams and  Marvin Clelland.
Tank Tank was a wonderful little boy with big blue eyes and blonde hair. He always had a great attitude and beaming smile. He enjoyed playing with his sister, Natalia; and brothers, Breiton (Pickles), John Jr. and Joey. He also enjoyed playing with toys and loving on his family.
He was preceded in death by his great-grandfather, Joseph Shinn; and great-grandparents, William (Bill) and Melva (Sue) Williams of Redmond.
He is survived by his mother and father (above) and adoptive parents, John and Crystal Downing; sister, Natalia Williams; and brothers, Breiton, John and Joey Downing, great-grandmother, Patricia Shinn; grandparents, Dale and Beckysue Williams of Salem, Craig and Bernie Downing of Redmond and Felix and Sherlyn Ornelas of Woodburn.
The world got a little dimmer on Wednesday, but Heaven got a great deal brighter. You will be dearly missed Tank Tank, we all love you dearly.
Services were held Dec. 2 at The Deschutes Memorial Gardens Cemetery in Bend.