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.

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