January 17, 2012

Event calendar

1/18 Wednesday
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.
CLASSICS BOOK CLUB: COCC Assistant Professor of English Jacob Agatucci will discuss contemporary American writers such as Cormac McCarthy and how these ever increasingly “classical” authors are still drawn to the same questions about human nature as their canonized forbearers; free; 6:30 p.m.; Downtown Bend Public Library, Brooks Room, 601 N.W. Wall St.; 541-312-1034 or www.deschuteslibrary.org/calendar.

1/19 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.

1/20 Friday
HOME AWAY FROM HOME: A celebration of the life and work of poet William Stafford, with a presentation by his daughter; free; 6 p.m.; Paulina Springs Books, 252 W. Hood Ave., Sisters; 541-549-0866 or helen@williamstafford.org.
PAMELA MCGUIRE TRIO: Jazz; 6:30 p.m.; Crave Eclectic Fine Dining, 614 N.W. Cedar Ave., Redmond; 541-504-6006.
“THE WHO’S TOMMY”: 2nd Street Theater presents the rock opera about a catatonic boy who becomes a pinball superstar; $20 via website, $22 at the door; 7:30 p.m.; 2nd Street Theater, 220 N.E. Lafayette Ave., Bend; 541-312-9626, 2ndstreettheater@gmail.com or www.2ndstreettheater.com.
FRIDAY NIGHT FUN: Middle school students only. Come hang out with friends for basketball, dodgeball, Wii, batting cage, music and more. Concession stand will be open. Bring your student ID to get in the door. Pre-registration is encouraged; $3; 8-10 p.m.; Redmond Area Park and Recreation District, Activity Center, 335 S.E. Jackson St.; 541-548-7275.

1/21 Saturday
REDMOND GRANGE BREAKFAST: Featuring sourdough pancakes, eggs, ham, coffee and more; $6, $3 ages 11 and younger; 7-10:30 a.m.; Redmond Grange, 707 S.W. Kalama Ave.; 541-480-4495.
SATURDAY STORIES: Stories and songs that develop early literacy skills and foster curiosity. For children 0-5 years. Occurs the third Saturday of each month; 10:15 a.m.; Redmond Public Library, 827 S.W. Deschutes Ave.; 541-312-1050.
LET’S TALK ABOUT IT: “Making Sense of the Civil War: Imagining War”; Annemarie Hamlin leads group discussion of “March” by Geraldine Brooks. Books available by signing up for the series; free; 3 p.m.; Downtown Bend Public Library, Brooks Room, 601 N.W. Wall St.; 541-312-1032 or www.deschuteslibrary.org/calendar.
AUTHOR PRESENTATION: Lori Brizee talks about her book “Healthy Choices, Healthy Children: A Guide to Raising Fit, Happy Kids”; free; 6:30 p.m.; Paulina Springs Books, 422 S.W. Sixth St., Redmond; 541-526-1491.
SCOTT FOXX AND JEFF LESLIE: Blues; 6:30 p.m.; Crave Eclectic Fine Dining, 614 N.W. Cedar Ave., Redmond; 541-504-6006.
“THE WHO’S TOMMY”: 2nd Street Theater presents the rock opera about a catatonic boy who becomes a pinball superstar; $20 via website, $22 at the door; 7:30 p.m.; 2nd Street Theater, 220 N.E. Lafayette Ave., Bend; 541-312-9626, 2ndstreettheater@gmail.com or www.2ndstreettheater.com.
PETER YARROW: The Peter, Paul and Mary folk singer performs; $40 or $45; 7:30 p.m.; Tower Theatre, 835 N.W. Wall St., Bend; 541-317-0700 or www.towertheatre.org.
SAGEBRUSH ROCK: Classic rock; 8 p.m.; Checkers Pub, 329 S.W. 6th St., Redmond; 541-548-3731.

1/22 Sunday
“THE WHO’S TOMMY”: 2nd Street Theater presents the rock opera about a catatonic boy who becomes a pinball superstar; $20 via website, $22 at the door; 3 p.m.; 2nd Street Theater, 220 N.E. Lafayette Ave., Bend; 541-312-9626, 2ndstreettheater@gmail.com or www.2ndstreettheater.com.

1/24 Tuesday
CITY COUNCIL: Redmond City Council meeting; public welcome; 6:45 a.m. and 7 p.m., council chambers, 777 S.W. Deschutes Ave.; agendas at www.ci.redmond.or.us.
CLASSICS BOOK CLUB: Group will be discussing “Dubliners” by James Joyce. Everyone is welcome; free; 6-8 p.m.; Downtown Bend Public Library, Brooks Room, 601 N.W. Wall St.; 541-312-1034 or www.deschuteslibrary.org/calendar.

1/25 Wednesday
SCHOOL BOARD: Redmond School Board meeting; public welcome; 5:30 p.m., John Tuck Elementary, 209 N.W. 10th St.; agenda at 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.

1/26 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.
juniper golf: Juniper Golf Commission meeting; public welcome; 2 p.m., Juniper Golf Course, 1938 S.W. Elkhorn 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.
ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT: Redmond Development Commission meeting; public welcome; 3:30 p.m., city hall, 716 S.W. Evergreen Ave.; agenda at www.ci.redmond.or.us.
TEEN LAPTOP LAB: Ages 12-17. Check Myspace, Facebook, do homework, play games; 3-5 p.m.; Redmond Public Library, 827 S.W. Deschutes Ave.; 541-312-1050.
AUTHOR PRESENTATION: Central Oregon Writers Guild features Prineville author and instructor Don Wood, who will speak on the topic “Logical Creativity in the Writing Process.” His presentation will include group discussions on how writers can tap their own creativity. Wood’s website: www.TruthAsIKnowIt.org; free; 6:30-9 p.m.; Redmond Public Library, 827 S.W. Deschutes Ave.; 541-923-0896, elsiemariewrites@gmail.com or www.centraloregonwritersguild.com.

1/27 Friday
OREGON HUMANITIES CONVERSATION PROJECT: Veronica Dujon talks about the meanings that Oregonians have attached to state locations and how we want to use and preserve natural resources; free; 6 p.m.; Tower Theatre, 835 N.W. Wall St., Bend; 541-317-0700 or www.towertheatre.org.
BELLAVIA: Jazz and blues; 6:30 p.m.; Crave Eclectic Fine Dining, 614 N.W. Cedar Ave., Redmond; 541-504-6006.

1/28 Saturday
REDMOND GRANGE BREAKFAST: A portion of proceeds benefits Start Making A Reader Today; $5, $20 per family; 7-10 a.m.; Redmond Grange, 707 S.W. Kalama Ave.; 541-480-4495.
CLASSICAL FORM TO ROMANTIC INTENTIONS: Michael Gesme talks about how Beethoven took a simple idea and elevated it with “Pathetique Sonata”; free; 2 p.m.; Redmond Public Library, 827 S.W. Deschutes Ave.; 541-312-1032 or www.deschuteslibrary.org/calendar.
BELLAVIA: Jazz and blues; 6:30 p.m.; Crave Eclectic Fine Dining, 614 N.W. Cedar Ave., Redmond; 541-504-6006.
“THE BIG LEBOWSKI”: A screening of the R-rated 1998 film, with a costume contest; $10; 7 and 10 p.m.; Tower Theatre, 835 N.W. Wall St., Bend; 541-317-0700 or www.towertheatre.org.
VIVA LAS VEGAS: Featuring a dinner buffet, silent auction, gaming and more; registration requested; proceeds benefit the Crooked River Ranch-Terrebonne Chamber of Commerce; $25; 7 p.m.; Red Rooster Restaurant and Omelet House, 1857 N.W. Sixth St., Redmond; 541-923-2679, info@crrchamber.com or www.crrchamber.com.
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.

2/1 Wednesday
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.
STRENGTHENING DISASTER READINESS: Learn what you and your family can do to prepare for an emergency; RSVP requested; free; 6:30-8:30 p.m.; Redmond City Council chambers, 777 S.W. Deschutes Ave.; http://www.taprootonline.org/.

Get a sweetheart deal on a new pet
Two weeks of special adoption rates for cats and dogs at the Humane Society of Redmond will be offered during the third annual My Furry Valentine event. Complimentary Valentine gift bags will be given with the first 10 dog adoptions and the first 10 cat adoptions.
The event runs Monday, Feb. 6 through Saturday, Feb. 18; the shelter is open Monday through Friday, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., and Saturday, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.; closed Sunday.
The Humane Society of Redmond is located at 1355 N.E. Hemlock Ave.

Fundraiser for job skills mission
Applebee’s of Redmond and Bend will be hosting a fundraising event for Missions Possible – The Trade on Thursday, Feb. 9, from 5 to 9 p.m. Fifteen percent of the proceeds collected will go to support the mission’s efforts. A nonprofit program, The Trade teaches and trains people living in impoverished areas professional skills and trades, helping them get off the streets and become self-sufficient for a lifetime.  
To participate, download a voucher online at www.redmondsalonrenaissance.com or pick up a voucher at Salon Renaissance in Redmond, and present it to your server at Applebee’s between the hours of 5 and 9 p.m. Feb. 9. Hair stylist and project leader Tim Westcott will travel in February to share his skills and train locals wishing to learn how to support themselves as a hair stylist. This nonprofit program is in partnership with City Center Foursquare Church of Redmond. Additional information is available online at www.redmondsalonrenaissance.com.

Get free tax preparation
Partnership to End Poverty (The Partnership) will once again offer free tax preparation clinics from Feb. 1 to April 15 across Central Oregon. Certified volunteers will help those who need assistance to electronically file both federal and state tax returns for free and, as eligible, claim tax refunds that benefit local families and the local economy.
The Partnership’s goals are to help Central Oregonians receive as much of a return as they deserve and to keep it for themselves. This includes the savings from the free preparation, increasing the number of people filing and receiving the Earn Income Tax Credit if they qualify, and limiting the number of people applying for high cost refund loan products.
Appointments for free tax preparation clinics are being taken for Mondays and Wednesdays, from 4 to 7 p.m. at Lynch Elementary in Redmond, through April 15.
Visit www.takecredit.org for more information. AARP TaxAide also offers free tax preparation throughout the region.  For information on those sites, please visit the TaxAide locator at http://www.aarp.org/applications/VMISLocator/searchTaxAideLocations.action.

Fiber artists sought for show
Fiber artists of all mediums are being sought for the ninth annual Around the Block Fiber Arts Stroll on Sunday, July 8, from noon to 4 p.m. This is the kickoff event for a week of festivities for the 37th annual Sisters Outdoor Quilt Show.  Entry form deadline is April 15.  Forms are available at http://www.sistersoutdoorquiltshow.org/events.htm#ATB, or contact Tammy at 541-549-0989.

Theater presents 'Angels of Lemnos’
Innovation Theatre Works in Bend has announced that the next production of its 2011-12 Balcony CafĂ© Season is the northwest premiere of Jim Henry’s “Angels of Lemnos.” Using an all-community cast, “Angels of Lemnos” tells a story of innocence, madness and the search for redemption played out against the backdrop of a homeless urban landscape in the dead of winter.
Directed by ITW’s Artistic Director Brad Hills, “Angels of Lemnos” features a cast of local actors including Clint Clark, recent star of ITW’s “The Santaland Diaries;” Liam O’Sruitheain, the ever present Studs Terkel from “Hard Times;” and Alastair Morley Jaques, best known for his annual portrayal of Edgar Alan Poe at the Old Stone Church. Also in the cast are Nancy Engebretson, Kelli Kirkman, Gena Osborne and Alan Maxim.
“Angels of Lemnos” will open on Thursday, Jan. 26 at 7:30 p.m. There will be a total of 11 performances through Saturday, Feb. 11. Performance times are Wednesdays through Saturdays at 7:30 p.m. All ticket prices will be $15. Tickets are on sale now at www.innovationtw.org or 541-504-672. For more information contact brad@innovationtw.org or call 541-504-6721.
Innovation Theatre Works is located at 1155 S.W. Division St., #B-8, between Reed Market and Third in the Scandia Square behind the Goody’s Factory Store.

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