March 27, 2012

Sneak peek into Ridgeview High School


Every classroom wing in Ridgeview has one flex-space classroom, with movable
doors in between standard-sized classrooms.


Ridgeview's library/media room

Every classroom wing at Ridgeview has a few pocket-sized rooms for small groups


Several Ridgeview classrooms, including this computer lab, have large rolling doors that open to common
areas that may be used to expand instructional space.

Daylight, from windows, light wells and skylights, are the immedicate difference
from Redmond High that visitors to Ridgeview will see.


The gym at Ridgeview is a pair of full-sized courts that altogther can seat 2,000 specators.

Ridgview's 600-seat audiotorium contained a full orchestra pit, trap doors on the stage and several
stories of height backstage for equipment and sets


Ridgeview's main gym


Ridgeview's  wrestling room

Ridgeview Principal Lee Loving views the expansive backstage
area at Ridgeview's theater

Ridgeview's auditorium


Student instructional area for Ridgeview's culinary classes

Ridgeview's commons is bookended by both a student and school-run kitchen, a student
bookstore and glasswalled meeting room, which will be available for public use

An instructional space in the engineering/tecnology area

The "green screen" room for filming in Ridgeviews audio-visual technology area


Ridgeview High School's main entrance

Ridgeview's athletic facilities are hoped to provide a great sports experience for students, the community and -- eventually -- visiting sporting events who want to pay for the privlege

While Ridgeview has much more daylight coming into the interior than Redmond High,
it also has awnings to shield the rooms from the sun in the warm months.

Prep roundup in Redmond

 Tefna Mitchell led a quartet of Redmond runners across the finish
line in the 1,500 meters. (Gary Newman/Spokesman)

 Amanda Cain crushes the limon while Alyssa Nitschelm gets in synch for the next at bat. Cain went three for five at the plate, including a double. (Gary Newman/Spokesman)

      Cam Peters slides into home and Connor Lau is poised on third base to take advantage of the dropped ball during Redmond's pivotal fourth inning against The Dalles-Wahtonka. The Panthers scored four runs in the third inning forthe 4-2 win. (Gary Newman/Spokesman)

Tanner Manselle threw the javelin 163-5-feet  to win the event in the opening meet of the season. Manselle started the season with a personal record 188-foot throw in a team meet March 15.(Gary G. Newman/Spokesman ) 


Obituaries

Mark Allen Varner, of Redmond
June 18, 1968 - Mar. 23, 2012
Arrangements: Autumn Funerals, Redmond
541-504-9485; www.autumnfunerals.net
Services: Celebration of Life will be held at March 31, at Highland Baptist Church, 3100 SW Highland, Ave., Redmond.

Ruby Lynne Longley, of Redmond
Aug. 3, 1925 - Mar. 18, 2012
Jan. 30, 1920 - Mar. 20, 2012
Arrangements: Autumn Funerals- Redmond
Services: Memorial services were held March 26 at St. Edwards Catholic
Church, 123 Trinity Way, Sisters.

Wanda Hawley Kezele, of Redmond
Aug. 3, 1925 - Mar. 18, 2012
Arrangements: Autumn Funerals- Redmond
541-504-9485; http://www.autumnfunerals.net/
Services: Memorial service was held March 24, at , Smith Rock Community
Church, 8344 11th Street, Terrebonne.


Thomas Edward Ballinger, of Powell Butte
Aug. 10, 1940 - Mar. 19, 2012
Arrangements: Autumn Funerals- Redmond
541-504-9485; www.autumnfunerals.net
Services: Private services will be held at a later date.

Tracey Marie Williams, of Redmond
Jan. 4, 1973 - Mar. 14, 2012
Arrangements: Autumn Funerals- Redmond
541-504-9485; www.autumnfunerals.net
Services: A memorial service may be held at a later date.

Rosemary Krumvieda Whitman
Feb. 18, 1928 - March 18, 2012
Rosemary Krumvieda Whitman, 84, passed away peacefully on Sunday, March 18, 2012.
Rosemary was born in Mitchell, South Dakota, to parents, Nellie (Kunkel) and Arthur Vehle.
Rosi, as she was known to many, had a love for life and always tried to share that love with friends and family. Her life adventures took her to California, Hawaii, Canada, Idaho and finally to settle near her family in Central Oregon. After her retirement, Rosemary gave freely of her time. She volunteered for Sisters Habitat for Humanity, Sisters Jazz Festival, and at the Sisters Rodeo. She was a member of Shepherd of the Hills Lutheran Church. By far though, Rosemary’s favorite activity was dancing, which was followed closely by relishing any opportunity she had to enjoy the sun and the beach.
She is survived by her husband of four years, Charles Glenn Whitman and his family; her children, Karen (Tom) Olsen from Bend, John (Suzanne) Krumvieda from Sisters, and Kevin (Tonya) Krumvieda, Grand Saline, Texas; grandchildren, Ian Anderson, Kyle and Kayla Krumvieda, Bryce, Riley and Parker Krumvieda, and three great grandchildren. She also leaves behind her brother, Luverne Vehle and family of Sioux Falls, South Dakota. She was preceded in death by an infant son, Curtis.
Her family takes comfort knowing she is dancing in heaven. We will miss her sunny smile, her sense of humor and most of all her love of life. She was indeed, a very special lady.
At Rosemary’s request there will be no public memorial service. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made in her name to Redmond Hospice.
 
Gail Lynn Wagenblast
October 30, 1951 - Mar. 24, 2012
Gail was born in Astoria, Oregon, to William and Joanne Bieker on October 30, 1951. After graduating from Tigard High School, Gail attended Oregon State University and  graduated with a master's degree in teaching. Gail married Mike Wagenblast on August 23, 1975, in Tigard, Oregon. Together they had four sons. They resided in Prineville seven years, Redmond 28 years, and Madras for four years. Gail worked for the Redmond School District for 21 years. 
After Gail retired, she continued working as a substitute teacher. Gail was the supervisor for the Floral Department at the Deschutes County Fair. 
Gail enjoyed gardening, hunting, fishing, reading and mostly her grandchildren. "Live Simply, Love Generously, Care Deeply, Speak Kindly, and Leave the Rest to God."
Gail is survived by her husband, Mike; parents, William and Joanne Bieker; sons, Todd (Tina), Keith, Ben (Christyn), and Josh; brothers, Craig and Julie Bieker, Robin and Denise Bieker, Neal and Jacqui Bieker; brother-in- law Mark and Ginger Wagenblast, sister-in-law Diane and Terry Kaseberg; five grandchildren, Bobby, Gabriella, Taylor, Jadelynn, and  Jaylee. 
A Celebration of Life will be held Saturday, March 31, 2012, at 1 p.m. at the Obsidian Middle School in Redmond, Oregon. 
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to any Bank of the Cascades in Gail's name.  
Redmond Memorial Chapel is handling the arrangements. Please sign our guest book at http://www.redmondmemorial.com/


March 21, 2012

March 21, 2012

Last-minute Spring Break Ideas


Nerf Wars

What’s that you say? Spring break is just around the corner and you haven’t had the time or money to plan any ambitious getaways?
Don’t fret. We’ve got an assortment of last-minute spring break ideas for families, none of which require a suitcase or a fortune.

Redmond Area Park and Recreation District
March 26-30: Adventure Quest all-day program, “It’s Spring Break Charlie Brown,” K-5th grades
March 26 & 28: Sports Sampler, 3rd-7th grades
March 27: Nerf Wars, 3rd-7th grades
March 29: Dodgeball Mania, 3-7th grade
March 27 & 28: Play it up, K-5th grades
March 26-30: Special spring break open swim times daily, 1-3:45 p.m.
www.raprd.org; 541-548-7275

Redmond Ice Skating Rink, downtown on Seventh Street
Weather dependent, call 541-548-7275 to verify hours
Sun-Thurs: 5-9 p.m.
Fri-Sun: 5-10 p.m.
$4 includes skate rental; $1 with own skates, $12 family
Free skate sessions (with own skates)
Mon-Thurs: 10 a.m.-1:30 p.m.
Fri-Sun: 10 a.m.-12:30 p.m.

The Museum at Warm Springs
Dedicated to preserving and sharing the cultural, traditional and artistic heritage of the Confederated Tribes of Warm Springs, the museum contains multi-media exhibits, educational tableaus and kid-friendly activities.
Located about 35 miles north of Redmond on Highway 26
Open 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Closed Sundays and Mondays.
$7 adults, $4.50 ages 13-18, $3.50 ages 5-12
www.museumatwarmsprings.org

Kah-nee-ta Resort
This family-friendly resort kicks into high gear in summer but its big hot-springs fed pool – with slides and fountains – is open year-round at a comfortable 92 degrees. A separate children’s wading pool is also available.
Located about 12 miles off Highway 26 in Warm Springs, follow signs
$10 adults, $6 ages 3-10, unlimited water slides $4
www.kahneeta.com

Madras Aquatic Center
This new facility has a few perks we can’t get in Redmond, including water slides, rope swing and “lazy river” in its leisure pools.
Located at 1195 SE Kemper Way Madras
Mon-Fri: 4-7:40 p.m.
Sat-Sun: 1-4 p.m.
Out of district fees: $5.50 adult, $4.50 children
www.macaquatic.com; 541-475-4253

Maryhill Museum of Art
This quirky gem, sited in a turn-of-the-century mansion perched above the Columbia River Gorge, has something for all members of the family – from an outdoor sculpture garden to collections of native crafts to wonderful sculptures by Rodin and paintings by both modern and past masters (and more than a few wild peacocks).
Besides its regular exhibits the museum is featuring a collection of images of mid-Columbia Indians during spring break.
Located about 125 miles north of Redmond, just west of Highway 97 on the Washington side of the river.
Open every day, 10 a.m.-5 p.m.
$9 adults, $3 youth 7-18, $25 families
www.maryhillmuseum.org

John Day Fossil Beds
While the fossil beds are quiet this time of year, with no ranger-led tours or special programs, it can also be a great time to visit, before the crowds and summer heat arrive.
The visitor’s center, packed with hands-on interpretive displays for all ages, is open, as are the trails.
Located about 100 miles east of Redmond along Highway 126, the beds are scattered in three sites, follow signs.
Sheep Rock Visitor’s Center open daily, 9 a.m.-5 p.m.
Free, donations accepted
www.nps.gov/joda/index.htm

Hoodoo Mountain Resort
The ski season is wrapping up but Hoodoo is opening its “tubing autobahn” every day during spring break.
Location: Summit of Highway 20 (Santiam Highway)
10 a.m.-4 p.m.
All day passes: $25 age 13 and over, $20 under 12
High Desert Museum
If you want a sure-fire winner for kids, this is it. Chock full of displays highlighting the natural and cultural resources in the high desert, it never fails to entertain.
March 28 the museum will have a special event centered around its current “Leapers & Creepers” exhibit, with a petting zoo of reptiles as well as crafts and games.
Location: 59800 S. Highway 97, about 25 miles south of Redmond
Open 10 a.m.–4 p.m.
$10 adults, $6 youth 5-12
www.highdesertmuseum.org

Des Chutes Historical Society Museum
For older kids, this history museum can be a fascinating afternoon. Exhibits on the lumber industry, an old school classroom, homestead kitchen and doctor’s office are just a few of its special features.
Location: 129 NW Idaho Ave., Bend
$5 adults, $2 ages 13-17, kids under 13 free with adult
www.deschuteshistory.org

Summer Lake/Fort Rock
If you’re looking at getting outside so the kids can let loose some energy, an 85 to 120-mile drive south might be just the ticket.
Fort Rock, a tuff-stone monolith stranded in a landscape of sagebrush, was once surrounded by an inland sea. All that remains is a surreal ring of rock that kids might find reminiscent of a science-fiction film. A picnic area kicks off a trailhead for a myriad of hiking paths suitable for all ages.
Just a bit farther south is Summer Lake, a massive marshy body of water that serves as a wildlife preserve. In March and April, viewers can spot migrating flocks of waterfowl from the 8-mile-long road that bisects the lake; a visitor’s center is located in the town of Summer Lake.
To reach Fort Rock and Summer Lake, take Highway 97 south through Bend, head left onto Highway 31 after about 50 miles, follow signs.
www.dfw.state.or.us/resources/visitors/summer_lake_wildlife_area.asp
www.oregonstateparks.org/park_40.php

Event calendar

3/21 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.

3/22 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.
JUNIPER GOLF COMMISSION: 2-4 p.m.; Juniper Golf Course, 1938 S.W. Elkhorn Ave., Redmond; CANCELLED.
AUTHOR PRESENTATION: Bill Birnbaum talks about his memoir “A Lifetime of Small Adventures”; free; 6:30-9 p.m.; Central Oregon Community College, Redmond campus, 2030 S.E. College Loop, Redmond; 541-923-0896, elsiemariewrites@gmail.com or www.centraloregonwritersguild.com.

3/23 Friday
VFW PUBLIC SAFETY AWARD RECOGNITION DINNER: Open to everyone. Honor the local and state winners of the VFW EMT/Firefighter/Law Enforcement Safety Awards. No-host cocktail hour beginning at 5:30 p.m. with dinner to follow. Keynote speaker is VFW Department of Oregon Commander Bert Key. Call 541-678-3895 or 541-548-4108 to make a reservation and indicate a preference of Jerusalem chicken with rice pilaf or cherry pork Madeira with roasted red potatoes. A rock ’n’ roll band will play following the dinner for those who would like to stay and dance; $10 per person includes dinner, dessert and dance; 5:30 p.m.; VFW Hall, 1836 S.W. Veterans Way, Redmond; 541-548-4108.
BELLAVIA: Jazz and blues; 6:30 p.m.; Crave Eclectic Fine Dining, 614 N.W. Cedar Ave., Redmond; 541-504-6006.

3/24 Saturday
REDMOND GRANGE BREAKFAST: The breakfast this month will help support the Redmond MCJROTC; $6, $3 ages 12 and younger; 7-10:30 a.m.; Redmond Grange, 707 S.W. Kalama Ave.; 541-480-4495.
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.
 SPRING BREAKOUT BLUEGRASS: Featuring performances by The Ascetic Junkies, The Bottlecap Boys and Sara Jackson-Holman; $14; 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.

3/25 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.

3/26 Monday
LIFE ART CLASS: Clothed models, every Monday through May 28; high school students free, adults $10 per session; 4-6 p.m.; High Desert Society of the Arts, 541 S.W. Seventh St., Redmond; 541-504-8482 or caroljacquet@cbbmail.com.
SCOTTISH COUNTRY DANCE CLASSES: Every Monday, no experience/partner necessary; $5, first class free; 7-9 p.m.; Sons of Norway Hall, 549 N.W. Harmon Blvd., Bend; 541-549-7511 or 541-848-7523.

3/27 Tuesday
city council: Redmond City Council meetings; public welcome; 6:45 a.m. and 7 p.m.; council chambers, 777 SW Deschutes Ave.; agenda at www.ci.redmond.or.us.

3/28 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.

3/29 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.
RED CROSS BLOOD DRIVE: 1-6 p.m.; Redmond Grange, 707 S.W. Kalama Ave.; 800-733-2767 or redcrossblood.org.

3/30 Friday
BURNIN’ MOONLIGHT BLUES: 6:30 p.m.; Crave Eclectic Fine Dining, 614 N.W. Cedar Ave., Redmond; 541-504-6006.
TOM AND HEATHER: Live music; free; 7-10 p.m.; Niblick and Greene’s, 7535 Falcon Crest Drive #100, Redmond; 541-548-4220.
 THE CURIOUS COMEDY TOUR: Louie Foxx and Matt Baker present comedy show with magic, juggling, music and more; $17, $15 students and seniors; 7:30 p.m.; 2nd Street Theater, 220 N.E. Lafayette Ave., Bend; 541-312-9626 or www.2ndstreettheater.com.

3/31 Saturday
FIBER MARKET DAY: Featuring fiber vendors, demonstrations and animal sales; free; 9 a.m.-4:30 p.m.; Crook County Fairgrounds, 1280 S. Main St., Prineville; 541-447-6575 or www.hdwoolgrowers.com.
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.
BEGINNING OF FOREVER BRIDAL SHOW: Explore wedding services and look at bridal gowns; with a gown auction, from which a portion of proceeds will benefit local charities; free admission; 10 a.m.-5 p.m.; Redmond’s Bazaar, 2145 S. U.S. Highway 97; 541-604-1367.
GOWNS OF GIVING SILENT AUCTION: Auction of gently used gowns from previous brides; proceeds go to local charities and former brides; free admission; 10 a.m.-4 p.m.; Redmond’s Bazaar, 2145 S. U.S. Highway 97; 541-604-1367.
BOBBY GIBSON: 6:30 p.m.; Crave Eclectic Fine Dining, 614 N.W. Cedar Ave., Redmond; 541-504-6006.
TOM AND HEATHER: Live music; free; 7-10 p.m.; Niblick and Greene’s, 7535 Falcon Crest Drive #100, Redmond; 541-548-4220.
REEL PADDLING FILM FESTIVAL: Featuring films of whitewater, sea kayaking, canoeing and more; $12 in advance, $15 at the door; 7:30 p.m.; Tower Theatre, 835 N.W. Wall St., Bend; 541-317-0700 or www.towertheatre.org.
THE CURIOUS COMEDY TOUR: Louie Foxx and Matt Baker present comedy show with magic, juggling, music and more; $17, $15 students and seniors; 7:30 p.m.; 2nd Street Theater, 220 N.E. Lafayette Ave., Bend; 541-312-9626 or www.2ndstreettheater.com.

4/2 Monday
LIFE ART CLASS: Clothed models, every Monday through May 28; high school students free, adults $10 per session; 4-6 p.m.; High Desert Society of the Arts, 541 S.W. Seventh St., Redmond; 541-504-8482 or caroljacquet@cbbmail.com.
SCOTTISH COUNTRY DANCE CLASSES: Every Monday, no experience/partner necessary; $5, first class free; 7-9 p.m.; Sons of Norway Hall, 549 N.W. Harmon Blvd., Bend; 541-549-7511 or 541-848-7523.

4/3 Tuesday
RED CROSS BLOOD DRIVE: 11 a.m.-4 p.m.; Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, 450 S.W. Rimrock Way, Redmond; 800-733-2767 or redcrossblood.org.
 ARE YOU MY MOTHER”: A presentation of the musical about a baby bird who searches for her mother; $12, $8 children; 6 p.m.; Tower Theatre, 835 N.W. Wall St., Bend; 541-317-0700 or www.towertheatre.org.
PAJAMA STORY TIME: Wear your PJs and bring your favorite bedtime pal for an evening of stories, rhymes and a craft. For children ages birth to 6. Occurs the first Tuesday of each month; 6:45 p.m.; Redmond Public Library, 827 S.W. Deschutes Ave.; 541-312-1055.

Park and Rec programs
Redmond Area Park and Recreation District will offer RAT Race training for RAT competitors on Saturdays, from April 7 through Aug. 4 at the Cascade Swim Center. Drop-in fees apply.
The Redmond Area Triathlon is a pool-based sprint triathlon that is centered around Redmond’s Cascade Swim Center. The race consists of a 500-meter swim, a 12-mile bike ride and a 5k/10k run.
All skill levels welcome, from first timer – or an old pro. Improve your swimming skills and train with qualified instructors dedicated to helping you reach your goals.
Training takes place from 8 to 9 a.m. Sign up by calling 541-548-7275, or visit www.raprd.org for more information.
RAPRD offers many classes and activities for all age levels.
Beginning in April, youth and adult fencing, Taekwondo, and an adult kickball league are some of the offerings.
Learn more or sign up at 541-548-7275 or www.raprd.org.

Art classes offered
SageBrushers Art Society has a variety of upcoming classes for art enthusiasts.
Watercolor for Newbies with Michelle Oberg will be held Saturday, March 31, from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Cost is $25. Register at meoyah1205@yahoo.com or 541-504-0214. Materials list supplied upon registration.
Drop in Studio Class with David Kinker is held every Monday, from 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Cost is $25 per session. For more information call 541-383-2069.
Pastel Class with Marty Stewart will be held Tuesday, April 3, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Cost is $25. Register at nancym2010@bendbroadband.com or 541-388-1567.
Silk Scarf Class with Gillian Burton is scheduled for Tuesday, May 8, from 10 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Cost is $25 and materials will need to be purchased from Dharma Trading Company before class. Register at tiggerruemu@yahoo.com or 541-923-7192.
All classes are held at SageBrushers Art Society and Gallery at 117 S.W. Roosevelt Ave. in Bend.
The Live Model Drawing Classes sponsored by High Desert Society of the Arts and Redmond Proficiency Academy are now held every Monday, from 4 to 6 p.m. Students are free; adults are $10 per session. Easels, charcoal, paper and hardboard are furnished.
Classes are held at 541 Seventh St. in Redmond and will continue through the month of May. Call Instructor Carol Jacquet at 541-504-8482 for more information.

Cocktail anyone?
Mixologist Columbine Quillen highlights the history of the cocktail and shows how to mix up something special using Bendistillery Gin at the Redmond Library May 1 at 6 p.m.
Participants must be over 21 and space is limited. Signups are required. Call 541-312-1032 or email lizg@deschuteslibrary.org.

Digital books 101
Know Digital Books will be offered at the Redmond Library on March 27, from 2 to 3:30 p.m.
Participants will see a demonstration on accessing, downloading and transferring audio books and eBooks to select devices.
The class is 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.

Waiting for Godot
Innovation Theatre Works has announced the next production of its 2011-12 MainStage Season will be Samuel Beckett’s “Waiting for Godot.”
“Waiting for Godot” (pronounced GOD-oh) chronicles two days in the lives of Vladimir and Estragon as they wait endlessly and in vain for the arrival of someone named Godot.
“Waiting for Godot” will preview on Thursday, April 5, and open on Friday, April 6 at 7:30 p.m. There will be a total of 14 performances through Sunday, April 22. Performance times are Wednesdays through Saturdays at 7:30 p.m. and Sundays at 2 p.m.
Tickets cost $20, with a senior, student and group discounted price of $18. Tickets are on sale now at www.innovationtw.or or by calling the theater at 541-504-672.

Goat Jamboree
Central Oregon Goat Association’s 11th annual Jamboree will be held Saturday, April 21, from 8 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.
Classes, raffle, items to purchase and concessions will be available. Pre-registration is encouraged because some class sizes are limited. Cost of pre-registration is $7 or $20 per family. Day of the event admission is $9 or $27 per family.
The Jamboree is held at the Redmond Humane Society Event Center, 1355 N.E. Hemlock Ave. For more information contact Charleen at 541-350-4099.

March 20, 2012

Obituaries

William "Banjo Bill" Redick Wylie, of Redmond
Mar. 22, 1944 - Mar. 8, 2012
Arrangements: Baird Memorial Chapel
Services: A private gathering of family and friends will take place at a later date.

Shirley Lois Veele,  of Redmond
July 15, 1921 - Mar. 15, 2012
Arrangements: Redmond Memorial Chapel
541-548-3219; www.redmondmemorial.com
Services: A private service will be held.

March 6, 2012

Event calendar

Learn to knit Western style
Vogue Knitting is launching small exclusive destination weekend experiences in various locations across the country for knitters to come together, learn from a knitting expert and enjoy the camaraderie of their fellow knitters. For its debut destination experience, Vogue Knitting has partnered with Imperial Stock Ranch/Imperial Yarn, near Shaniko , and Imperial River Co. in Maupin, for their first one-of-a-kind knitting getaway experience, May 18-21.
The event will include: inspirational knitting classes with knitwear designer and best-selling author Nicky Epstein; an authentic ranch experience, where attendees will tour the heritage operation, wrangle sheep, watch dogs at work and hang out with cowboys.
Attendees can sit by the fire pit, knitting, chatting and enjoying the view in a relaxing lodge environment located on the banks of the Deschutes River. As the weekend comes to a close, guests will enjoy a five-course meal with regional wine pairing prepared by Executive Chef Mark Hosack of Gracie’s at Hotel deLuxe in Portland. For more information contact Doreen Connors at doreen@sohopublishing.com.

Food drive kicks off at Curves
Curves International kicked off the 2012 Curves Food Drive on March 1 with a challenge to all Curves clubs to meet or exceed last year’s donations. Each club, including Curves clubs in the Redmond area, is asking its members to donate bags of nonperishable food or cash throughout the month of March to support area community food banks. In addition, Curves clubs in the Redmond area will waive the joining fee for new members who bring in a bag of nonperishable food or donate $30 to their local food bank from March 12-25.
Area Curves clubs may also qualify to win cash prizes for their local food banks. Curves International will award cash prizes to the clubs that collect the most food, the clubs that show the greatest increase in donations over the 2011 food drive, and to two additional clubs randomly selected from all the clubs who enter the contest.
For more information about Curves women’s gyms in the Redmond area and the 2012 Curves Food Drive, contact 541-504-1962 or 9ZJTBU9@curvesmail.com. For more general information about Curves, visit www.curves.com.

Redmond Library computer classes
An Open Computer Lab will be offered March 19 at 3 p.m.
Know Excel Budgets will be held March 9 at 2 p.m. Take your Excel skills to the next level and learn how to create a monthly budget spreadsheet.
Know Craigslist will be offered March 20 at 2 p.m. Find out how to search for everything from jobs to vacation rentals, reply to postings, and create an account in this popular free classifieds website.
 For more information visit  www.deschutes
library.org.

Winter fun for kids
Redmond Area Park and Recreation District offers opportunities for children to enjoy the snow in a supervised environment.
Tubing at Hoodoo Autobahn, for grades three through seven, will be offered March 16, from 9:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. Each participant will get 10 runs; tubes are provided.  Cost is $33.
Middle School Sled & Snowshoeing at Wanoga Sno-Park on March 17 is for grades five through eight.  Transportation is provided from the RAPRD Activity Center. Cost is $35 and includes snowshoes. Sign up or learn more at 541-548-7275 or www.raprd.org.

3/7 Wednesday
“MR. MARMALADE”: Innovation Theatre Works presents the dark comedy about a young girl and her cocaine-addicted imaginary friend; $20, $18 students and seniors; 7:30 p.m.; Innovation Theatre Works, 1155 S.W. Division St., Bend; 541-504-6721 or www.innovationtw.org.
school board: Redmond School Board meeting, public welcome, 5:30 p.m.; Redmond High School; 675 S.W. Rimrock Way; agenda at www.redmond.k12.or.us.

3/8 Thursday
 GOOD CHAIR, GREAT BOOKS: Bring your lunch and feed your mind while discussing “March” by Geraldine Brooks; 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.
TRANSPORTATION COMMISSION: Central Oregon Area Commission on Transportation  Technical Advisory Committee  meeting; 3-5 p.m.; Redmond City Hall, 716 S.W. Evergreen Ave.; 541-504-3306.
“HOW DID WE GET HERE?” LECTURE SERIES: Thomas Connolly talks about “The Legacy of the Newberry Volcano”; $10, $8 Sunriver Nature Center members, $3 students, $50 for series; 6:30 p.m.; Central Oregon Community College, Pioneer Building, 2600 N.W. College Way, Bend; 541-593-4394.
“MR. MARMALADE”: Innovation Theatre Works presents the dark comedy about a young girl and her cocaine-addicted imaginary friend; $20, $18 students and seniors; 7:30 p.m.; Innovation Theatre Works, 1155 S.W. Division St., Bend; 541-504-6721 or www.innovationtw.org.
city council: Redmond City Council and Deschutes County Commission joint workshop, public welcome; 7 a.m., city hall, 716 S.W. Evergreen Ave. Agenda at www.ci.redmond.or.us.
“GINA GALDI AND GUEST”: A presentation of the play about a Boston native who moves in with her parents to start a wedding cake business; $20, $18 students and seniors; 8 p.m.; 2nd Street Theater, 220 N.E. Lafayette Ave., Bend; 541-312-9626 or www.2ndstreettheater.com.
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.

3/9 Friday
KIM MEEDER: The director of Crystal Peaks Youth Ranch talks about overcoming adversity; with a western buffet dinner and a performance by the CRR Dancing Lions; $35; 6 p.m.; Eagle Crest Resort, 1522 Cline Falls Road, Redmond; 541-419-5978 or finnoy9@gmail.com.
BOBBY LINDSTROM: Rock and blues; 6:30 p.m.; Cross Creek Cafe, 507 SW 8th St., Redmond; 541-548-2883.
JAZCRU: 6:30 p.m.; Crave Eclectic Fine Dining, 614 N.W. Cedar Ave., Redmond; 541-504-6006.
“A NIGHT AT THE OPERA”: A screening of the Marx Brothers’ slapstick comedy, introduced by Frank Ferrante; 25 cents; 7 p.m.; Tower Theatre, 835 N.W. Wall St., Bend; 541-317-0700 or www.towertheatre.org.
“MR. MARMALADE”: Innovation Theatre Works presents the dark comedy about a young girl and her cocaine-addicted imaginary friend; $20, $18 students and seniors; 7:30 p.m.; Innovation Theatre Works, 1155 S.W. Division St., Bend; 541-504-6721 or www.innovationtw.org.
“GINA GALDI AND GUEST”: A presentation of the play about a Boston native who moves in with her parents to start a wedding cake business; $20, $18 students and seniors; 8 p.m.; 2nd Street Theater, 220 N.E. Lafayette Ave., Bend; 541-312-9626 or www.2ndstreettheater.com.

3/10 Saturday
HISTORICAL SOCIETY: Redmond Historical Society’s annual meeting and luncheon; speaker is Steve Lent of the Bowman Museum; silent auction, raffle; short business meeting; 1 p.m.; Juniper Golf Club; $18 members, $20 nonmembers; memberships available for purchase; 541-548-3491.
NATURE CENTER OPEN HOUSE: Tour the center’s exhibits for free; free admission; 9 a.m.-4 p.m.; Sunriver Nature Center & Observatory, 57245 River Road; RSVP at 541-593-4394.
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.
jude’s ball: Black tie benefit for Redmond business owner Jude Gilbert, who is fighting cancer. Red Rooster Event Hall, 7 p.m. Join friends and supporters for a fairy tale evening of music, drinks, dancing and dinner. Tickets $30,  541-550-0161 or at Sweet Peas N’ Me in Redmond; at the door, space permitting.
GEOCACHING FUNDRAISER: Bring your GPS device and hunt for hidden containers; proceeds benefit NeighborImpact’s food bank; $5 or five cans of food; 11 a.m.; Sam Johnson Park, Southwest 15th Street, Redmond; 541-350-3366.
KNOW WAR — THE MIGHTY 8TH: Local history buff Keith Cloudas presents a short history of the Mighty 8th Air Force in Europe during WWII, followed by veteran B-17 gunner Johnny Kelm’s personal account of his experience; 2 p.m.; Redmond Public Library, 827 S.W. Deschutes Ave.; 541-312-1050.
BELLAVIA: Jazz and blues; 6:30 p.m.; Crave Eclectic Fine Dining, 614 N.W. Cedar Ave., Redmond; 541-504-6006
“MR. MARMALADE”: Innovation Theatre Works presents the dark comedy about a young girl and her cocaine-addicted imaginary friend; $20, $18 students and seniors; 7:30 p.m.; Innovation Theatre Works, 1155 S.W. Division St., Bend; 541-504-6721 or www.innovationtw.org.
AN EVENING WITH GROUCHO: Frank Ferrante presents his acclaimed portrayal of comedian Groucho Marx; $30 or $35; 7:30 p.m.; Tower Theatre, 835 N.W. Wall St., Bend; 541-317-0700 or www.towertheatre.org.
“GINA GALDI AND GUEST”: A presentation of the play about a Boston native who moves in with her parents to start a wedding cake business; $20, $18 students and seniors; 8 p.m.; 2nd Street Theater, 220 N.E. Lafayette Ave., Bend; 541-312-9626 or www.2ndstreettheater.com.

3/11 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.
“MR. MARMALADE”: Innovation Theatre Works presents the dark comedy about a young girl and her cocaine-addicted imaginary friend; $20, $18 students and seniors; 2 p.m.; Innovation Theatre Works, 1155 S.W. Division St., Bend; 541-504-6721 or www.innovationtw.org.
“GINA GALDI AND GUEST”: A presentation of the play about a Boston native who moves in with her parents to start a wedding cake business; $20, $18 students and seniors; 3 p.m.; 2nd Street Theater, 220 N.E. Lafayette Ave., Bend; 541-312-9626 or www.2ndstreettheater.com.

3/12 Monday
LIFE ART CLASS: Clothed models. Second and fourth Mondays through May 28; high school students free, adults $10 per session; 4-6:30 p.m.; High Desert Society of the Arts, 541 S.W. Seventh St., Redmond; 541-504-8482 or caroljacquet@cbbmail.com.
urban renewal: Downtown Urban Renewal Advisory Committee meeting; public welcome; 5:30 p.m., city hall, 716 S.W. Evergreen Ave. Agenda at www.ci.redmond.or.us.
SCOTTISH COUNTRY DANCE CLASSES: Every Monday, no experience/partner necessary; $5, first class free; 7-9 p.m.; Sons of Norway Hall, 549 N.W. Harmon Blvd., Bend; 541-549-7511 or 541-848-7523.

3/13 Tuesday
city council: Redmond City Council meeting; public welcome; 6:45 a.m. and 7 p.m., council chambers, 777 S.W. Deschutes Ave.; agenda at www.ci.redmond.or.us.

Obituaries

Rick Allen Mortenson, of Redmond
May 20, 1975 - Feb. 19, 2012
Arrangements: Redmond Memorial Chapel
541-548-3219; www.redmondmemorial.com
Services: Memorial March 10, 2012 at 11 AM at Anderson Tribute Center, Hood River, OR.
Contributions may be made to Redmond-Sisters Hospice

Richard Lynd Mountjoy, of Redmond
March 16, 1951 - Feb. 27, 2012
Arrangements: Autumn Funerals- Redmond
541-504-9485; www.autumnfunerals.net
Services: A memorial service will be held in California at a later date.
Contributions may be made to City of Hope; 1500 East Duarte Road; Duarte, California 91010.

Teresa Eilene Martinez, of Terrebonne
April 21, 1962 - Feb. 28, 2012
Arrangements: Autumn Funerals- Redmond
541-504-9485; www.autumnfunerals.net
Services: Memorial Service was held at 1:00pm Fri., March 2, 2012, Dayspring Christian Center, 7801 NW 7th St., Terrebonne.

Ruth Elaine Neal, of Redmond
Jan. 27, 1939 - Feb. 27, 2012
Arrangements: Autumn Funerals- Redmond
541-504-9485; www.autumnfunerals.net
Services: A service will be held later during the summer.
Contributions may be made to Ronald McDonald House.

Robert David Thiede, of Redmond
Jan. 16, 1945 - Feb. 26, 2012
Arrangements: Autumn Funerals- Redmond
541-504-9485; www.autumnfunerals.net
Services: No services to be held at this time.

Charles Hastings Ward
March 11, 1919 - Feb. 28, 2012
Charles Hastings Ward passed away Feb 28, 2012. He was born March 11, 1919, in Empress, Alberta, Canada, to Charles Q. and Alta Merle Ward. He and his family homesteaded land on the eastern Alberta plains in the early 1900s.
In 1924, the family moved to Bonner’s Ferry, Idaho, where Chuck completed high school. After graduation in 1937, he attended North Idaho Teacher’s College for 2 years. He then returned to Bonner’s Ferry where he taught 5-8th grades until he was drafted into WWII.
Called to service in the US Army/Air Corp in 1943, Chuck became an instructor in maintenance of radio equipment on military aircraft. When the war ended he attended Eastern Washington College of Education, in Cheney, Wash., and received his bachelor’s degree in elementary education. During that time, Chuck met and married Jane Irene McKinley in 1947. He then taught in Colfax, Wash., for 2 years. The following year, he obtained a teaching position in Redmond, Ore., and taught there for the next 32 years. He taught industrial arts at Redmond Union High School. During those years he also received his masters degree in education from Oregon State University.
Chuck and Irene raised three children, who along with their families survive him: Glenda (Jim) Miller, Cindi (Don) Dunn, and Daniel (Kathleen) Ward. He is also survived by eight grandchildren, along with their spouses, and six great- grandchildren. Irene McKinley passed from this life in 1975.
In 1981, Chuck married Pauline “Pauly” Callahan. The couple spent many years traveling and square dancing together. Pauly passed away in 1988.
In 1989, Chuck married Ruth Evelyn Kinsman. Together they spent 22 years traveling and enjoying many interests including volunteer work with the Redmond Senior Center, and the Oregon Retired Teachers Association. Ruth passed away earlier this year.
In September 2009, it was revealed to Chuck that he had colon and liver cancer. Our family has been grateful for the two-plus years we have enjoyed together since the diagnosis was made and especially want to thank Dr. Cora Calomeni and her staff at Cancer Center of the Cascades for their wonderful care of Dad during this time.
Dad’s wish was to “celebrate” his life while he was still living, so a service was held on Feb. 6 of this year, at the Stone Lodge Retirement Center. He was so grateful to all who attended and shared this special occasion with him. According to his wishes, no further services will be held.
Remembrances may be made to Hospice House of Bend. We are blessed as a community to have a facility, as well as a staff of such caliber, near to us.