February 7, 2012

Event calendar

Swim, winter fun programs offered
The Cascade Swim Center offers swim lessons for all ages, beginning with Waterbabies, classes for ages 6 months to 3 years. There are ongoing sessions for preschool children, ages 3-5 years, and elementary children ages 6-11 years. Pre-comp kids, grades one through eight, is an advanced level of swim lessons program and a feeder for the Cascade Aquatic Club. Adult and youth swim lessons are available for ages 12 years and up and there are multiple sessions for adaptive swim lessons.
Also offered are: Aquatic Aerobics for all ages, Rusty Hinges for ages 50 and up, Masters Swimming, Family Swim and Cosmic Swim.
Sign up at the Cascade Swim Center, call 541-548-7275, or visit www.raprd.org for more information.
Redmond Area Park and Recreation District will offer some special recreation opportunities for students on Presidents’ Day, Feb. 20.
What could be more fun on a non-school day than racing friends down the Hoodoo Autobahn? Grades three through seven are invited to participate. Each student will get 10 runs; tubes are provided.
Transportation will be provided from the RAPRD Activity Center and Tom McCall Elementary School. The activity runs from 9:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. Cost is $33.
Also being offered is a mid-day recreation swim at the Cascade Swim Center, from 1 to 3:45 p.m. Feb. 20. Drop-in fees apply.
Sign up by calling 541-548-7275, or visit www.raprd.org for more information.

Computer classes for beginners
Redmond Library will offer the “Know Email for Beginners” computer class Feb. 21 and 24, from 2 to 3:30 p.m. Create a Gmail account and practice sending and receiving email messages. Prerequisites: “Know Internet for Beginners” or familiarity with Windows and an Internet browser.
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.
 
Lifelong learning at COCC
Central Oregon Community College’s Continuing Education department offers classes in digital photography, computers, and more.
Photography Level II will meet Saturdays, Feb. 18 through 25, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. on the Redmond campus. Cost is $59. Prerequisite: DSLR camera or other full function camera capable of easy manual control.
Computer Essentials II will meet Thursdays, Feb. 23 through March 1, from 6 to 9 p.m. on the Redmond Campus. Cost is $55. Prerequisite: minimal keyboarding skills and mouse familiarity.
To register call 541-383-7270 or visit http://noncredit.cocc.edu.
Central Oregon Community College’s Social Science department is presenting a free three-part lecture series, “Water: Understanding the Conflicts and Potential Solutions to Water Management.”
The documentary “Flow: For the Love of Water” (2008) confronts the disturbing reality that our crucial resource is dwindling and greed just may be the cause. The film will show Thursday, Feb. 9, from 3:30 to 5:30 p.m. in the Hitchcock Auditorium on COCC’s Bend Campus. Discussion will be facilitated by Mick McCann, COCC instructor of geography.
The presentation “Water Wars: Politics of Thirst” will explore the geopolitics involved in water conservation on Wednesday, March 7, from 3:30 to 4:30 p.m. in Room 123 of Ochoco Hall on COCC’s Bend Campus. Discussion will be facilitated by McCann.
The presentation “Can Farmers, Fishermen and Environmentalists Work Together to Help Solve Oregon’s Water Management Problems?” will explore the successes and challenges of Oregon’s innovative, collaborative efforts to navigate the complex world of managing water resources. It will take place Thursday, March 15, from 4 to 5 p.m. in Room 123 of Ochoco Hall. Discussion will be facilitated by Lisa Seales, COCC instructor of forestry.
For information call 541-383-7786 or email awoodell@cocc.edu. In advance of college events, persons needing accommodation or transportation because of a physical or mobility disability, contact Joe Viola at 541-383-7775. For accommodation because of other disability such as hearing impairment, contact Anne Walker at 541-383-7743.

COCC art show
Central Oregon Community College is hosting an art exhibit showcasing paintings and monotypes by Dorene Steggell. The exhibit is on display at the Barber Library Rotunda Gallery on the COCC Bend Campus through March 2.
Steggell’s works are nontraditional landscape oil paintings and monotypes that feature bold, vivid capsules of space and place, inspired by her love of the West, particularly the diverse Oregon environment, according to the artist.
Three years ago, Steggell transitioned from professional architect to  artist.  Her art has been seen in the Northwest in solo exhibits and  juried shows, and  has received awards in national exhibits.
For information call 541-383-7564.

2/8 Wednesday
OREGON ALCOHOL SERVER PERMIT TRAINING: Meets the minimum requirements by the Oregon Liquor Control Commission to obtain an alcohol server permit. Registration required; $35; 9 a.m.; Abby’s Pizza, 1938 S. U.S. Highway 97, Redmond; 541-447-6384 or www.happyhourtraining.com.
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.
TEEN LAPTOP LAB: Ages  12-17. Check Myspace, Facebook, do homework, play games; 2:30-4:30 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.

2/9 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.
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.
GOOD CHAIR, GREAT BOOKS: Read and discuss “The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society” by Mary Ann Shaffer; free; noon; Redmond Public Library, 827 S.W. Deschutes Ave.; 541-312-1055 or www.deschuteslibrary.org/calendar.
REDMOND LIBRARY TEEN COUNCIL MEETING: Ages 12-17. New members always welcome to share books, plan programs, and have a good time; 3-4:30 p.m.; Redmond Public Library, 827 S.W. Deschutes Ave.; 541-312-1050.
WHITE OUT?: Emily Drew talks about the future of racial diversity; free; 6:30 p.m.; Central Oregon Community College, Wille Hall, 2600 N.W. College Way, Bend; 541-383-7412.
“THIS WAY OF LIFE”: A screening of the film about a Maori family and their relationships with their horses and each other; $12; 7 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.

2/10 Friday
KNOW INTERNET SEARCHING: Reservations encouraged; free; 2-3:30 p.m.; Redmond Public Library, 827 S.W. Deschutes Ave.; 541-617-7050 or www.deschuteslibrary.org.
 ART GALLERY OPEN HOUSE: Food, wine, music and art; meet local artists; every second Friday; 4-7 p.m.; Ambiance Art Co-op, 435 S.W. Evergreen Ave., Redmond; 541-548-8115.
HEART WALK: Pick up a passport at Design & Consign and visit destinations throughout downtown; free; 5-8 p.m.; downtown Redmond; redmondartwalk@gmail.com.
SPAY-GHETTI BENEFIT DINNER: Spaghetti dinner and pastry auction; reservations recommended; proceeds benefit the Humane Society of Redmond’s spay and neuter program; $15 or $12 ages 12 and younger in advance, $20 or $15 ages 12 and younger at the door; 5-8 p.m.; The View Restaurant, Juniper Golf Course, 1938 S.W. Elkhorn Ave., Redmond; 541-923-0882.
“MAYHEM IN MAYVILLE”: Children’s Theater Company presents a murder mystery dinner theater; registration requested; $15; 6-9 p.m.; The Bridge Church of the Nazarene, 2398 W. Antler Ave., Redmond; 541-460-3024, childrenstheater@me.com or www.childrenstheatercompany.net.
ARRIDIUM: Rock; 6:30 p.m.; Cross Creek Cafe, 507 S.W. 8th St., Redmond; 541-548-2883.
TRIVIA BEE: The Education Foundation for the Bend-La Pine Schools holds a trivia competition between three-person teams; with hors d’oeuvres; ages 21 and older only; proceeds benefit the foundation; $21; 7 p.m., doors open 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.

2/11 Saturday
VFW DINNER AND DANCE: Open to everyone. Music will be provided by the Notables, a 17-piece dance band that plays big band music from the ’30s through the ’50s. Dinner includes prime rib, a vegetable and salad, baked potato, dinner roll and a chocolate dessert. Call the Post, or  Valorie at 541-678-3894 to purchase tickets; $30 per couple includes dinner and dance if purchased by Feb. 10; $35 per couple at the door; Service begins at 5:30 p.m., music at 7.; VFW Hall, 1836 S.W. Veterans Way, Redmond; 541-548-4108.
“MAYHEM IN MAYVILLE”: Children’s Theater Company presents a murder mystery dinner theater; registration requested; $15; 6-9 p.m.; The Bridge Church of the Nazarene, 2398 W. Antler Ave., Redmond; 541-460-3024, childrenstheater@me.com or www.childrenstheatercompany.net.
OCCUPY THE MUSIC: Featuring performances of topical music; proceeds benefit local charities and court costs for residents arrested during civil disobedience activities; $10; 7 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.
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.

2/12 Sunday
FIDDLERS JAM: Listen or dance at the Oregon Old Time Fiddlers Jam; donations accepted; 1-3:30 p.m.; VFW Hall, 1836 S.W. Veterans Way, Redmond; 541-447-7395.
WILD HEARTS: Featuring music by Emma Hill and literature readings by Pam Houston; proceeds benefit The Nature of Words; $10 suggested donation; 7-9 p.m.; Central Oregon Community College, Hitchcock Auditorium, 2600 N.W. College Way, Bend; 541-647-2233, info@thenatureofwords.org or www.thenatureofwords.org.

2/13 Monday
OPEN COMPUTER LAB: Free time for adults to practice computer skills or work on any problems, with staff available to help; 3:30 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.
“MAYHEM IN MAYVILLE”: Children’s Theater Company presents a murder mystery dinner theater; registration requested; $15; 6-9 p.m.; The Bridge Church of the Nazarene, 2398 W. Antler Ave., Redmond; 541-460-3024, childrenstheater@me.com or www.childrenstheatercompany.net.

2/14 Tuesday
city council: Redmond City Council meeting; public welcome; 6:45 a.m., council chambers, 777 S.W. Deschutes Ave. Agenda at www.ci.redmond.or.us.
“MAYHEM IN MAYVILLE”: Children’s Theater Company presents a murder mystery dinner theater; registration requested; $15; 6-9 p.m.; The Bridge Church of the Nazarene, 2398 W. Antler Ave., Redmond; 541-460-3024, childrenstheater@me.com or www.childrenstheatercompany.net.

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