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.

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