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.

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