February 14, 2012

Event calendar

2/15 Wednesday
SCHOOL BOARD: Redmond School Board, public welcome; 5:30 p.m.; Tom McCall Elementary; 1200 N.W. Upas Ave. Agenda includes a report of the Redmond High School remodeling project; 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.
“HOMELAND – FOUR PORTRAITS OF NATIVE ACTION”: A screening of the film about five Native American activists; free; 4-6 p.m.; Central Oregon Community College, Hitchcock Auditorium, 2600 N.W. College Way, Bend; 541-318-3782.
HEART 4 HORSES: Musical theater and operetta; proceeds benefit Equine Outreach Inc; donations accepted; 7 p.m.; Innovation Theatre Works, 1155 S.W. Division St., Bend; 541-350-8563.

2/16 Thursday
city council: Redmond City Council goal setting workshop; public welcome; 4 p.m., city hall, 716 S.W. Evergreen Ave. Agenda at www.ci.redmond.or.us.
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.
fire board: Crooked River Ranch Fire Protection District board of directors meeting; public welcome; agenda includes the appointment of budget committee members; 6:30 p.m.; 6971 S.W. Shad Rd.; www.crrfire.org.
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.
TUNISIA ADVENTURE: Learn about Islam and Arabic culture with Farah, an exchange student visiting from Tunisia. Sample traditional foods and learn the Arabic alphabet, including how to write your name. This program is open to teens and adults; 3:30-5 p.m.; Redmond Public Library, 827 S.W. Deschutes Ave.; 541-312-1050.

2/17 Friday
AUTHOR PRESENTATION: Bill Birnbaum talks about his book “A Lifetime of Small Adventures”; free; 6:30 p.m.; Paulina Springs Books, 422 S.W. Sixth St., Redmond; 541-526-1491.
BURNING MOONLIGHT WITH SCOTT FOXX: 6:30 p.m.; Crave Eclectic Fine Dining, 614 N.W. Cedar Ave., Redmond; 541-504-6006.

2/18 Saturday
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.
 “CUENTOS DEL ARBOL”: The Pushcart Players present a bilingual musical about a tree and its caretaker; $12, $8 children; 11 a.m.; Tower Theatre, 835 N.W. Wall St., Bend; 541-317-0700 or www.towertheatre.org.
HOME BUYER SEMINAR: Learn why now is the perfect time to buy. Presented by Exit Realty in Bend. Pre-registration is suggested but not required. Seating is limited. Community Room in Ray’s Market, Nolan Center; free; 11 a.m.-1 p.m.; Ray’s Food Place, 900 S.W. 23rd St., Redmond; 541-633-9052, rjf0410@bendbroadband.com or www.soldbyfountain.com.
SCOTT FOXX AND JEFF LESLIE BLUES NIGHT: 6:30 p.m.; Crave Eclectic Fine Dining, 614 N.W. Cedar Ave., Redmond; 541-504-6006.
ANIMAL AND THE SMOKING ACES: Classic rock; with Bobby Lindstrom; 7:30 p.m.; Checkers Pub, 329 S.W. 6th St., Redmond; 541-548-3731.
CENTRAL OREGON SYMPHONY WINTER CONCERT: The Central Oregon Symphony performs a winter concert, under the direction of Michael Gesme; featuring a performance by pianist Andrew Brownell; free but a ticket is required; 7:30 p.m.; Bend High School, 230 N.E. Sixth St.; 541-317-3941, info@cosymphony.com or www.cosymphony.com.

2/19 Sunday
CENTRAL OREGON SYMPHONY WINTER CONCERT: The Central Oregon Symphony performs a winter concert, under the direction of Michael Gesme; featuring a performance by pianist Andrew Brownell; free but a ticket is required; 2 p.m.; Bend High School, 230 N.E. Sixth St.; 541-317-3941, info@cosymphony.com or www.cosymphony.com.
SPAGHETTI FEED: Proceeds will send World War II veterans to Washington, D.C; $10; 4 p.m.; Jake’s Diner, 2210 N.E. U.S. Highway 20, Bend; 541-382-0118.

2/20 Monday
NO SCHOOL DAY REC SWIM: Join up with your friends for an afternoon of pool fun. Drop-in fees apply; 1-3:45 p.m.; Cascade Swim Center, 465 S.W. Rimrock Way, Redmond; 541-548-7275.
educators: Central Oregon Retired Educators luncheon meeting; guests welcome; speaker is Pat Lee, who developed a reading program for adults; 11:30 a.m.; Zion Lutheran Church in Redmond; lunch $8.50; 541-548-2545.
CENTRAL OREGON SYMPHONY WINTER CONCERT: The Central Oregon Symphony performs a winter concert, under the direction of Michael Gesme; featuring a performance by pianist Andrew Brownell; free but a ticket is required; 7:30 p.m.; Bend High School, 230 N.E. Sixth St.; 541-317-3941, info@cosymphony.com or www.cosymphony.com.

2/21 Tuesday
“FINDING FREMONT IN OREGON, 1843, THE DALLES TO THE NEVADA BORDER”: Bend Genealogical Society presents a program by Loren Irving; 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.
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.
parks: Redmond Parks Commission meeting; public welcome; 6 p.m., Public Works office, 243 E. Antler Ave. Agenda at www.ci.redmond.or.us.
KNOW FOOD – MEET THE CENTRAL OREGON LOCAVORES: Learn about the benefits of the locavore movement; free; 6:30 p.m.; Redmond Public Library, 827 S.W. Deschutes Ave.; 541-312-1032 or www.deschuteslibrary.org/calendar.
planning: Redmond Urban Area Planning Commission meeting; public welcome; 6:30 p.m., city hall, 716 S.W. Evergreen Ave. Agenda at www.ci.redmond.or.us.
public art: Redmond Commission for Art in Public Places meeting; public welcome;  4:30 p.m., city hall, 716 S.W. Evergreen Ave. Agenda at www.ci.redmond.or.us.

2/22 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.

2/23 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 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: RaeAnn Proost reads from her book “Cupcakes on the Counter”; free; 6:30 p.m.; Redmond Public Library, 827 S.W. Deschutes Ave.; 541-548-7720.

2/24 Friday
ADAPTIVE FAMILY FUN NIGHT: Elementary and middle school students only. An opportunity to play with your children, meet some of their schoolmates and connect with other families. Pre-registration is recommended. If your child is younger or older and you are interested, contact the coordinator; $7 per family; 5:15-6:30 p.m.; Redmond Area Park and Recreation District, Activity Center, 335 S.E. Jackson St.; 541-548-7275.
 BELLAVIA: Jazz and blues; 6:30 p.m.; Crave Eclectic Fine Dining, 614 N.W. Cedar Ave., Redmond; 541-504-6006.
BIRDS AND CULTURE OF PERU: Slide presentation by Doris Valencia, professional guide for Habitats Peru Travel; free; 7-9 p.m.; Sunriver Nature Center & Observatory, 57245 River Road; 541-593-4394.
NOW READINGS: Join the participants of NOW’s ongoing creative writing residency at The Shepherd’s House as they read a selection of their writings; free; Feb. 24, 7 p.m., reading begins at 7:30; The Nature of Words, 224 N.W. Oregon Ave., Bend; 541-647-2233.
TELLURIDE MOUNTAINFILM ON TOUR: Screening of films that celebrate mountain people, culture and conservation; $17.50 in advance, $20 day of show, $12.50 students, $30 in advance for both nights; 7 p.m.; Tower Theatre, 835 N.W. Wall St., Bend; 541-317-0700 or www.towertheatre.org.
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.

2/25 Saturday
 AUTHOR PRESENTATION: Steven Hawley talks about his book “Recovering a Lost River”; free; 6:30 p.m.; Paulina Springs Books, 422 S.W. Sixth St., Redmond; 541-526-1491.
BELLAVIA: Jazz and blues; 6:30 p.m.; Crave Eclectic Fine Dining,
614 N.W. Cedar Ave., Redmond; 541-504-6006.

Heroes in Sisters for military members
Oregon Adaptive Sports is hosting the fifth annual Heroes in Sisters event March 2-4 for wounded Oregon veterans and their families, to honor their service and sacrifice with an expense paid weekend of camaraderie and outdoor snow activity.
The weekend includes use of specialized equipment and lessons, adaptive instructors and volunteers, meals, and two nights lodging at the Best Western Ponderosa Lodge. OAS, Hoodoo Ski Area, Disabled Sports USA and Warfighter Sports along with local businesses are contributing to make this event cost-free for veterans.
The weekend begins at 7 p.m. Friday, March 2 at Three Creeks Brewery in Sisters for a Meet-n-Greet with the OAS volunteers and staff. The event continues at Hoodoo Resort on Saturday, March 3, and concludes Sunday morning, March 4.
The event is open to injured Oregon veterans from any war. Please call 541-848-9390 to participate.
Volunteers and sponsors are also being sought.

2nd Street Theater play takes the cake
2nd Street Theater presents the play “Gina Galdi and Guest,” about a Boston native who moves in with her parents to start a wedding cake business. $20, $18 students and seniors; Feb. 17-18 at 8 p.m.; Feb. 19 at 3 p.m.; Feb. 22-25 at 8 p.m.; Feb. 26 at 3 p.m.; 2nd Street Theater, 220 N.E. Lafayette Ave., Bend; 541-312-9626 or www.2ndstreettheater
.com

Redmond park and rec activities
Recreation opportunities abound through the Redmond Area Park and Recreation District.
Bring the outdoors in while trying the Extreme Adventures Combo – ice skating and snorkeling. Grades three through seven will learn safety and skill fundamentals, then be allowed time to explore the sport in a safe, structured environment. All gear is included.
Ice Skating is on Wednesday, Feb. 29, from 3 to 4:30 p.m.; snorkeling is offered Saturday, March 10, from 5:30 to 7 p.m. Transportation is provided from the
RAPRD Activity Center. Cost is $35 and includes both activities.
Have you signed up for Club Explore? Available to ages 10 and up, children can meet new friends, practice age-appropriate social skills, get some exercise and try new activities in a safe environment. Take all of the activities or just one or two. The next activity is Ice Skating on Wednesday, Feb. 22, from 3 to 4:30 p.m. at the Redmond Ice Skating Rink. If you are not a club member, cost is $20.
A Home Beer Brewing class will be offered for those 21 and above on Thursday, March 1, from 6 to 9 p.m. This class introduces participants to a minimalist’s essential brewing knowledge and equipment. For a list of what the class includes and what you might need, call 541-548-7275 or check the activity guide online at www.raprd.org. The class meets at the Redmond Home Brewing Supply, 336 N.E. Hemlock Ave., #10. Cost is $95.
Sign up for any activity by calling 541-548-7275 or visit www.raprd.org.


Learn computer skills thru COCC
Computer Essentials II will meet on Thursdays, Feb. 23 through March 1, from 6 to 9 p.m. on Redmond’s COCC campus.
Continue getting comfortable with the computer by exploring the Start menu, Windows accessories, and creating and filing documents. Prerequisite: minimal keyboarding skills and mouse familiarity.
Cost $55. To register call 541 383-7270 or visit http://noncredit.cocc.edu.

Auditions for production of '1776’
This summer, Shore Thing Productions will present a staged concert version of the TONY Award winning Broadway musical “1776” at the Tower Theatre with a revolutionary all-female cast of  25 performers backed by a full orchestra.
Open auditions for all roles, to be performed by women, middle-school-aged and older, are scheduled for Feb. 21 and 22 from 7 to 10 p.m. at Pinckney Center for the Performing Arts at Central Oregon Community College. 
The production will be presented as a benefit for The Tower Theatre Foundation, a nonprofit that offers a variety of live performances for Central Oregon audiences as well as educational outreach programs through  schools and   other organizations.
The musical, with a score by Sherman Edwards, features a book by award-winning playwright Peter Stone.
The story focuses on the heated debates between members of the Second Continental Congress in Philadelphia leading up to the signing of the Declaration of Independence.
 Please bring sheet music and be prepared to sing 32-bars of a song of your choice with accompaniment. A pianist will be provided. Scenes from the script will also be provided at the auditions for readings. All roles require  ability to harmonize.
For more information visit  http://www.shorething/ productions.com/1776.html or call 541-526-0233.
The musical is scheduled for June 29-30 and July 1 .


View the night sky
Sunriver Nature Center & Observatory will be open Feb. 18 and 19 for night sky viewing from 8 to 10 p.m. Cost is $6 for adults, $4 for children (ages 2-12) and free for members. Dress warmly.
Regular operating hours are Wednesday through Saturday, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., and the entrance fee is $3 for adults, $2 for children, and free for members.
During Spring Break, March 24-31, the Nature Center & Observatory will be open from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Regular admission applies. Kids’ talks will happen daily at 11 a.m.; kids’ classes will be offered Wednesday and Friday from 10 a.m. to noon. Registration and cost information is not yet available.
Solar Viewing will be offered daily from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. and is included in the price of admission to the Nature Center. Night Sky Viewing will be on Saturday, Wednesday, Friday, and again on Saturday, from 8 to 10 p.m. Regular Night Sky Viewing prices apply.

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