January 24, 2012

Event calendar

Learn the skill of cooking with thrift
Local cooking instructor Ahja King will demonstrate how to make three different meals out of one chicken at a class Feb. 28 at the Redmond Library.
The 6 p.m. class is free and open to the public, but limited to 20 participants. Please register at www.deschuteslibrary.org/calendar or by calling Lisa at 541-312-1034.

Brush up on artistic or computer skills
The Continuing Education department at Central Oregon Community College offers workshops in painting, jewelry making, drawing, photography, computers, and more.
Call 541-383-7270 or go online to http://noncredit.cocc.edu for more information.

 Dinner theater brings 'mayhem’
The Children’s Theater Company has announced its first dinner theater production, “Mayhem in Mayville,” will show on Feb. 10, 11, 13, and 14 at 6 p.m.
Dinner will consist of roast pork loin (or vegetarian lasagna), rice pilaf, honey-glazed carrots, salad, drink and dessert.
When the lights come up on this two-act whodunit, the audience is aware that skullduggery has been at play – a pair of men’s legs are found sticking out from under a table at Connie’s Cup ’O Coffee Cafe. Mayhem quickly ensues and an investigation is under way. Everyone is suspect. Clues are found everywhere. The audience helps with the investigation and grand pandemonium follows as you try to make sense of all the clues and decide who the culprit is.
Tickets are $15 per person and available at www.childrenstheatercompany.net.

 Central Oregon fabric artist show
The Sisters Outdoor Quilt Show (SOQS) has partnered with Arts Central to host the first juried exhibit of art and contemporary quilts in Central Oregon. Fabrications – The Art of Quilting opens at Arts Central Friday, Feb. 3, and runs 5 to 8 p.m. to coincide with the First Friday Art Walk in downtown Bend.
The exhibit, sponsored by Bank of the Cascades, includes 33 art quilts, showcasing 24 different artists. “These may not be quilts like your grandmother made, but many of them were designed and created by grandmothers,” said Ann Richardson, executive director of SOQS, in a news release.
About one-third of the quilts will be for sale with a portion of the proceeds benefiting both Arts Central and SOQS, both of which are 501(c)(3) nonprofits. For Arts Central, proceeds will benefit its scholarship fund for youth in need. SOQS is known for its annual outdoor quilt show – the largest of its kind in the world. While educating the public about quilt making, the organization continues to carry out the American tradition of quilters, helping to meet community needs.
The annual show is on July 14, 2012.
The quilts will be on display until Feb. 25 at Arts Central, 875 N.W. Brooks St. in Bend. Arts Central is open Wednesday through Saturday, 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Three artists from Redmond are featured in the exhibit: Mary Stiewig, Charlene Kenny and Tammy MacArthur. Sheila Finzer from Terrebonne is also featured.

Computer classes offered at the library
The following Redmond Library computer classes are free, but space is limited and registration is required. Registration opens one month prior to class date. Stop at the desk, call 541-312-1055, or visit www.deschuteslibrary.org to register.
Know Word III, Jan. 31, 2-3:30 p.m.: Get creative and learn how to make flyers and party invitations with Microsoft Word. Prerequisites: “Know Computers for Beginners” or familiarity with a mouse and Windows.
Know Internet for Beginners, Feb. 7, 2-3:30 p.m.: Learn some Internet lingo, use an Internet browser, and learn how to get around online using Web addresses. Prerequisites: “Know Computers for Beginners” or familiarity with a mouse and Windows.
Know Internet Searching, Feb. 10, 2-3:30 p.m.: Learn how to find things online using directories and search engines, and how to make your searches more effective. Prerequisites: “Know Internet for Beginners” or familiarity with Windows and an Internet browser.

Nature presentations series announced
The Deschutes Land Trust has announced its Winter Nature Nights series. Monthly presentations on nature-related topics will be given by experts in the field.
Feb. 21: Climate Change and Oregon – Building Resiliency, 7-8:30 p.m.
The earth’s climate is changing. How do we adapt to this new reality and prepare for the future? Join Kathie Dello, deputy director of the Oregon Climate Service, for a presentation on climate change and its impacts on Central Oregon and the state. Dello will discuss current and future changes to mountain snowpack, wildfire and vegetation. How might climate change affect our waters and our recreation? Then, learn about climate adaptation and the measures that are being taken to build resilience – and hope – into the natural world. RSVP at www.deschuteslandtrust.org/events.
March 20: Three Sisters and Whychus Creek – A Geologic Past and Present, 7-8:30 p.m.
The Three Sisters, once known as Mount Multnomah, rank among the most diverse of Oregon’s volcanic centers because of their composition and past eruptions. They also harbor a high potential for future eruptions. Join Ellen Bishop Morris, noted geologist, author and photographer, for a talk on the geologic history of the Sisters and Whychus Creek. Ellen will discuss the geology of the Three Sisters region and the early volcanism revealed in Whychus Creek’s lower stretches. RSVP at www.deschuteslandtrust.org/events.
All presentations are open to the public and free of charge. Presentations are held at GoodLife Brewing Company in Bend.

Learn about locally sourced cuisine
Central Oregon Locavore and Cascade Culinary Institute will hold a Meet Your Farmer Dinner on Wednesday, Feb. 1 at 6 p.m, at the Cascade Culinary Institute Elevation Restaurant. The featured farmer will be Rainshadow Organics Farm of Lower Bridge and the featured menu will be “Rooters and Tubers.” Cost is $25 per person.
Central Oregon Locavore has been hosting the Meet Your Farmer Dinners over the past year at Common Table, a downtown Bend nonprofit restaurant, but had to change venues when the restaurant revamped its menu and programs.
Sarahlee Lawrence of Rainshadow Organics, a family run farm on 27 acres located just outside Terrebonne, will be at the event to talk about farming practices while diners will be treated to a meal made from seasonal ingredients.
Elevation’s Executive Chef and Chef Instructor Thor Erickson explained in a news release, “Rooters and Tubers : menu will be cured and cooked fresh pork and a selection of roasted root vegetables which are in season right now. The students preparing the meal will come away with a newfound sense of where things come from and how best to use it. Our goal is to educate culinary students on the procurement and use of sustainable local ingredients so this is a perfect partnership for us.”
For tickets, registration, to view the menu and for more information, visit the Central Oregon Locavore site at  www.centraloregonlocavore.com. Central Oregon Locavore is an online marketplace for locally produced food and products.
For more information on Rainshadow Organics visit  www.rainshadoworganics.com. For more information on Elevation Restaurant visit http://elevationbend.com/.

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.
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.
Public Golf: Juniper Golf Commission meeting, public welcome, 2 p.m., Juniper Golf Course clubhouse, 1938 S.W. Elkhorn Ave; agenda at www.ci.redmond.or.us.
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.
“THE ANGELS OF LEMNOS”: Innovation Theatre Works presents the urban drama about a man who finds a baby in a trash can; $15; 7:30 p.m.; Innovation Theatre Works, 1155 S.W. Division St., Bend; 541-504-6721 or www.innovationtw.org.
“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.

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 parade; $12; 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.
“THE ANGELS OF LEMNOS”: Innovation Theatre Works presents the urban drama about a man who finds a baby in a trash can; $15; 7:30 p.m.; Innovation Theatre Works, 1155 S.W. Division St., Bend; 541-504-6721 or www.innovationtw.org.
“THE WHO’S TOMMY”: Final night of 2nd Street Theater’s presentation of 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.
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.

1/29 Sunday
THE RELEVANCE OF EMILY DICKINSON: COCC professor Chris Rubio examines some of the themes in Emily Dickinson’s poetry; free; 1 p.m.; Sisters Public Library, 110 N. Cedar St.; 541-312-1034 or www.deschuteslibrary.org/calendar.

1/31 Tuesday
transportation: -Cascades East Public Transit Advisory Committee meeting, public welcome; 3 p.m.; 2363 S.W. Glacier Pl., Redmond; agenda includes CET performance data and discussion of the role of Public Transit Advisory Committee; 541-548-9520; www.coic.org.
Redmond City Council: Redmond City Council meeting, public welcome; 6:45 a.m., city hall, 716 S.W. Evergreen Ave.; agenda at www.ci.redmond.or.us.

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.; www.taprootonline.org.
FLY FISHING FILM TOUR: A screening of a film collection that showcases anglers; $13; 7 p.m.; Tower Theatre, 835 N.W. Wall St., Bend; 541-317-0700 or www.towertheatre.org.

2/2 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.
TEEN TERRITORY - VALENTINE PARTY: Party and crafts. Ages 12-17; 3-4:30 p.m.; Redmond Public Library, 827 S.W. Deschutes Ave.; 541-312-1050 or www.deschuteslibrary.org/calendar.

2/3 Friday
OPEN COMPUTER LAB: Free time for adults to practice computer skills or work on any problems, with staff available to help; 2 p.m.; Redmond Public Library, 827 S.W. Deschutes Ave.; 541-312-1050.
“THE ANGELS OF LEMNOS”: Innovation Theatre Works presents the urban drama about a man who finds a baby in a trash can; $15; 7:30 p.m.; Innovation Theatre Works, 1155 S.W. Division St., Bend; 541-504-6721 or www.innovationtw.org.

2/4 Saturday
THE DOCS OF ROCK: Featuring live music, refreshments and live and silent auctions; proceeds benefit the Bend Surgery Center Foundation; $25; 6 p.m.; Tower Theatre, 835 N.W. Wall St., Bend; 541-317-0700 or www.towertheatre.org.
“THE ANGELS OF LEMNOS”: Innovation Theatre Works presents the urban drama about a man who finds a baby in a trash can; $15; 7:30 p.m.; Innovation Theatre Works, 1155 S.W. Division St., Bend; 541-504-6721 or www.innovationtw.org.

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