March 21, 2012

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.

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