April 17, 2012

Earth Week in Redmond


Want to know what's going on in our community to celebrate Earth Week?

Pick up tomorrow's Spokesman for a full listing; we've got plenty of ideas!

Event calendar

4/18 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.
DESCHUTES COUNTY COMMISSIONER CANDIDATE FORUM: A forum featuring Republican candidates running for Deschutes County Commissioner Position #2, including Tom Greene and Philip Henderson; free; noon-1 p.m.; Deschutes County administration building, 1300 N.W. Wall St., Bend; 541-382-2724 or mspenh@bendbroadband.com.
RAPRD BUDGET COMMITTEE: A public meeting to discuss the Redmond Area Park and Recreation District budget for the fiscal year July 1, 2012 to June 30, 2013; 6:30 p.m.; Cascade Swim Center, 465 S.W. Rimrock Way, Redmond; 541-548-7275.
“WAITING FOR GODOT”: Innovation Theatre Works presents Beckett’s play about two people waiting endlessly for Godot; $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.

4/19 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.
“AND A CHILD SHALL LEAD”: Bend Experimental Art Theatre presents the story of children held in a ghetto; $15, $10 ages 18 and younger; 7 p.m.; 2nd Street Theater, 220 N.E. Lafayette Ave., Bend; 541-419-5558 or www.beattickets.org.
“THE GRATEFUL DEAD MEET-UP AT THE MOVIES”: A screening of the 1989 concert at the Alpine Valley Music Theatre; $12.50; 7 p.m.; Regal Old Mill Stadium 16 & IMAX, 680 S.W. Powerhouse Drive, Bend; 541-382-6347 or www.fathomevents.com.
LINDY GRAVELLE: Country and pop; 7 p.m.; Brassie’s Bar at Eagle Crest Resort, 1522 Cline Falls Road, Redmond; 541-548-4220.
 UO MUSIC FESTIVAL: Featuring Dean Kramer and Claire Wachter playing duo piano music; free; 7 p.m.; Tower Theatre, 835 N.W. Wall St., Bend; 541-317-0700 or www.towertheatre.org.
“WAITING FOR GODOT”: Innovation Theatre Works presents Beckett’s play about two people waiting endlessly for Godot; $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.

4/20 Friday
COMPUTER LAB: Free time for adults to practice computer skills or work on any problems, with staff available to help. Use a library laptop or bring your own. No registration required; 3 p.m.; Redmond Public Library, 827 S.W. Deschutes Ave.; 541-312-1050.
CHILDREN’S ART WALK: Art from students in the Redmond School District is displayed in participating businesses; free; 4-8 p.m.; downtown Redmond; redmondartwalk@gmail.com.
BOBBY GIBSON: 6:30 p.m.; Crave Eclectic Fine Dining, 614 N.W. Cedar Ave., Redmond; 541-504-6006.
DOWNHILL RYDER: Roots-rock; 6:30 p.m.; Brasada Ranch, 16986 S.W. Brasada Ranch Road, Powell Butte; 541-526-6865.
“AND A CHILD SHALL LEAD”: Bend Experimental Art Theatre presents the story of children held in a ghetto; $15, $10 ages 18 and younger; 7 p.m.; 2nd Street Theater, 220 N.E. Lafayette Ave., Bend; 541-419-5558 or www.beattickets.org.
LINDY GRAVELLE: Country and pop; 7 p.m.; Brassie’s Bar at Eagle Crest Resort, 1522 Cline Falls Road, Redmond; 541-548-4220.
ROCK AND ROLL CONCERT: Boxcar Stringband and Shade 13; 7 p.m.; VFW Hall, 1836 S.W. Veterans Way, Redmond; 541-548-4108.
“WAITING FOR GODOT”: Innovation Theatre Works presents Beckett’s play about two people waiting endlessly for Godot; $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.

4/21 Saturday
BEND GENEALOGICAL SOCIETY SPRING SEMINAR: Dick Eastman presents four seminars on genealogy and computer topics; with breakfast and lunch; registration required; $80; 9 a.m.-4 p.m.; Bend Golf and Country Club, 61045 Country Club Drive; 541-317-9553 or www.orgenweb.org/deschutes/bend-gs.
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.
REDMOND EARTH DAY FAIR: Featuring booths, volunteer projects, live music, craft and costume making, a recycled-costume parade and more; proceeds benefit the Redmond Parks Foundation; free; 10 a.m.-4 p.m.; American Legion Park, 850 S.W. Rimrock Way; info@redmondearthday.com or www.redmondearthday.com.
FREE RESIDENTIAL SHRED DAY: Mid Oregon Credit Union and Secure Shred provide shredding services of personal documents; noon-2 p.m.; Mid Oregon Credit Union, 2625 S.W. 17th Place, Redmond; 541-923-4539.
MONEY ENOUGH FOR A MARTINI AN HOUR: Jamie Bufalino talks about women, work and leisure on 1930s New York; free; 3 p.m.; Redmond Public Library, 827 S.W. Deschutes Ave.; 541-312-1032 or www.deschuteslibrary.org/calendar.
AUTHOR PRESENTA­TION: Jackie Hooper talks about her book “The Things You Would Have Said: The Chance to Say What You Always Wanted Them to Know”; free; 6:30 p.m.; Paulina Springs Books, 422 S.W. Sixth St., Redmond; 541-526-1491.
BOBBY GIBSON: 6:30 p.m.; Crave Eclectic Fine Dining, 614 N.W. Cedar Ave., Redmond; 541-504-6006.
“AND A CHILD SHALL LEAD”: Bend Experimental Art Theatre presents the story of children held in a ghetto; $15, $10 ages 18 and younger; 7 p.m.; 2nd Street Theater, 220 N.E. Lafayette Ave., Bend; 541-419-5558 or www.beattickets.org.
LINDY GRAVELLE: Country and pop; 7 p.m.; Brassie’s Bar at Eagle Crest Resort, 1522 Cline Falls Road, Redmond; 541-548-4220.
PRS REDMOND INVITATIONAL: The Professional Roughstock Series presents a rodeo with bareback, bronc and bull riding; $13 in advance, $17 at the gate; 7 p.m.; Deschutes County Fair & Expo Center, Hooker Creek Event Center, 3800 S.W. Airport Way; 541-548-2711 or www.prstickets.com.
“WAITING FOR GODOT”: Innovation Theatre Works presents Beckett’s play about two people waiting endlessly for Godot; $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.
CHARLES BUTTON: 7:30 p.m.; Checkers Pub, 329 S.W. 6th St., Redmond; 541-548-3731.
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.

4/22 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.
“AND A CHILD SHALL LEAD”: Bend Experimental Art Theatre presents the story of children held in a ghetto; $15, $10 ages 18 and younger; 2 p.m.; 2nd Street Theater, 220 N.E. Lafayette Ave., Bend; 541-419-5558 or www.beattickets.org.
“WAITING FOR GODOT”: Innovation Theatre Works presents Beckett’s play about two people waiting endlessly for Godot; $20, $18 students and seniors; 2 p.m.; Innovation Theatre Works, 1155 S.W. Division St., Bend; 541-504-6721 or www.innovationtw.org.

4/23 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.

4/24 Tuesday
RED CROSS BLOOD DRIVE: 9 a.m.-3 p.m.; Central Oregon Community College, Redmond campus, 2030 S.E. College Loop, Redmond; 800-733-2767 or redcrossblood.org.
city council: Redmond City Council meetings, 6:45 a.m. and 7 p.m., council chambers, 777 S.W. Deschutes Ave.; agenda at www.ci.redmond.or.us.
 AUTHOR PRESENTATION: Jane Kirkpatrick talks about her book “Where Lilacs Still Bloom”; free; 6:30 p.m.; Paulina Springs Books, 422 S.W. Sixth St., Redmond; 541-526-1491.
THE AMERICAN DREAM?: Joel Clements talks about “The Great Gatsby,” the construction of identity and the American Dream; free; 6:30 p.m.; Redmond Public Library, 827 S.W. Deschutes Ave.; 541-312-1032 or www.deschuteslibrary.org/calendar.

4/25 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.
school board: Redmond School Board meeting, 5:30 p.m., Obsidian Middle School, 1335 S.W. Obsidian Ave.; agenda at ww.redmond.k12.or.us.
RED CROSS BLOOD DRIVE: 1-6 p.m.; Community Presbyterian Church, 529 N.W. 19th St., Redmond; 800-733-2767 or redcrossblood.org.
CANADIAN UNIVERSITY COLLEGE CHAMBER ORCHESTRA: The 40-member orchestra performs classical and sacred music; donations accepted; 7 p.m.; Bend Seventh-day Adventist Church, 21610 N.E. Butler Market Road; 403-782-3381, ext. 4072.

4/26 Thursday
 SIMA SAMAR: The Nobel Peace Prize nominee and Afghan human rights pioneer presents “The Question of Afghanistan”; $15 or $25; 7 p.m.; Tower Theatre, 835 N.W. Wall St., Bend; 541-317-0700, kaylward@cocc.edu or www.towertheatre.org.
golf commission: Juniper Golf Commission, 2 p.m., Juniper Golf Course clubhouse, 1938 S.W. Elkhorn Ave.; agenda at www.ci.redmond.or.us.
economic development: Redmond Development Commission, 3:30 p.m., city hall, 716 S.W Evergreen Ave.; agenda at www.ci.redmond.or.us.

4/27 Friday
ART ON THE RIVER: Featuring art sales and a reception; a portion of proceeds benefits the Redmond School District art programs; free; 5-8 p.m.; River Run Event Center, 1730 Blue Heron Drive, Redmond; 541-548-4244 or mhlkeldy@yahoo.com.
BURNIN’ MOONLIGHT: 6:30 p.m.; Crave Eclectic Fine Dining, 614 N.W. Cedar Ave., Redmond; 541-504-6006.
HARLEM GLOBETROTTERS: The skilled basketball team presents a game full of tricks, jokes and antics; $19-$64 plus fees; 7 p.m.; Deschutes County Fair & Expo Center, 3800 S.W. Airport Way, Redmond; 800-745-3000 or www.harlemglobetrotters.com.
RENO HOLLER: 7 p.m.; Brassie’s Bar at Eagle Crest Resort, 1522 Cline Falls Road, Redmond; 541-548-4220.
CALIFORNIA GUITAR TRIO AND MONTREAL GUITAR TRIO: Two virtuoso guitar groups perform separately and with each other; $25 or $30; 7:30 p.m.; Tower Theatre, 835 N.W. Wall St., Bend; 541-317-0700 or www.towertheatre.org.

4/28 Saturday
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.
ART ON THE RIVER: Featuring art demonstrations and sales; a portion of proceeds benefits the Redmond School District art programs; free; 10 a.m.-4 p.m.; River Run Event Center, 1730 Blue Heron Drive, Redmond; 541-548-4244 or mhlkeldy@yahoo.com.
SCOTT FOXX AND JEFF LESLIE: Blues; 6:30 p.m.; Crave Eclectic Fine Dining, 614 N.W. Cedar Ave., Redmond; 541-504-6006.
RENO HOLLER: 7 p.m.; Brassie’s Bar at Eagle Crest Resort, 1522 Cline Falls Road, Redmond; 541-548-4220.
TWIST AND SHOUT: The Beatles cover band performs, with film clips; $28.50 in advance, $31 day of show; 8 p.m., doors open 7 p.m.; Tower Theatre, 835 N.W. Wall St., Bend; 541-317-0700 or www.towertheatre.org.

4/29 Sunday
THE ART OF THE POSSIBLE: Tim DuRoche talks about the literature, economics and history of jazz; free; 2 p.m.; Tower Theatre, 835 N.W. Wall St., Bend; 541-312-1034 or www.deschuteslibrary.org/calendar.
SPRING BELLY DANCE SHOWCASE: The High Desert Bellydance Guild performs belly dances in a variety of styles; free; 6-8:30 p.m., doors open 5 p.m.; Innovation Theatre Works, 1155 S.W. Division St., Bend; 541-815-5646 or www.highdesertbellydance.org.
KEOLA BEAMER: The slack key guitar player performs traditional Hawaiian music, with Raiatea Helm; $25 or $35; 7 p.m.; Tower Theatre, 835 N.W. Wall St., Bend; 541-317-0700 or www.towertheatre.org.

4/30 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.
BOOK DISCUSSION: Discuss “The Rules of Civility” by Amor Towles; free; 5:30 p.m.; Paulina Springs Books, 422 S.W. Sixth St., Redmond; 541-526-1491 or www.deschuteslibrary.org/calendar.
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.

5/1 Tuesday
HISTORY AND MIXOLOGY OF 1930S COCKTAILS: Mixologist Columbine Quillen highlights the history of the cocktail and shows you how to mix up something special with gin. Participants must be over 21 and registration is required. Sponsored by Bendistillery; 6 p.m.; Redmond Public Library, 827 S.W. Deschutes Ave.; 541-312-1050.


Searle on exhibit at Redmond libary
The Friends of the Redmond Library Art Committee is featuring an exhibit of Chinese Brush Paintings by local artist Bill Searle during April and May. The one man show is featured in the Silent Reading Room of the Redmond Public Library, open Monday through Friday from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. and Saturdays from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. On Tuesdays the room remains open until 8 p.m.
Searle is an avid enthusiast of art, nature, life and the evolution of consciousness. Being a craftsman as well as an artist, Searle creates custom frames and matting for his artwork.
Searle’s artwork can also be seen on his Facebook page at www.facebook.com/bgsearle.

Learn how to brew beer at home
Curious about brewing and want to give it a try? Three classes will introduce you to a minimalist essential home beer brewing knowledge and equipment.
Classes are for ages 21 and over and will be held May 1, 8 and 22, from 6 to 9 p.m. at the Redmond Home Brewing Supply. Cost is $95.
For more details visit www.raprd.org.

Kiwanis wine fundraiser
RoxyAnn Winery of Medford will furnish the wine and winemaker John Quinones will provide the commentary at Wine Round-Up, the eighth annual Vintner’s Dinner and Auction sponsored by the Kiwanis Club of Redmond, Saturday, April 28, at the Eagle Crest Convention Center. Tickets are $65 and can be purchased until April 24 via PayPal at www.redmondkiwanis.org, or at Trout Realty in Redmond. Proceeds will benefit Kiwanis youth projects.
The dinner is a five-course meal with a wine paired to each course, catered by Niblick and Greene’s Restaurant. Diners will have a choice of beef or salmon entrees.
Noted Cowboy Poet Ted Lyster will intersperse verse with the food, wine and auction. Eagle Crest Resort is extending lodging discounts to anyone requesting the Redmond Kiwanis package. Call 855-393-7790 for more information and reservations.
The service club is also conducting its 12th annual wine raffle for 100 bottles of wine: 60 bottles for first place, 30 bottles for second place, and 10 for third. Tickets are $5 each. Winners will be drawn on May 2.

RAPRD sports expo, bike event
Check out the many sports Central Oregon has to offer at the Redmond Area Park and Recreation District’s Activity Center April 28, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Visit with local businesses, guide services, equipment and gear retailers and retail agencies to learn more about the activities available right here in our own backyard. Summer is right around the corner and this is the perfect opportunity to learn about the latest trends and have an opportunity to ask questions and try out gear.
Call the RAPRD Outdoor Recreation Coordinator at 541-546-1847 for more information or if you would like to be a vendor.
Grades six through eight are invited to meet at the Redmond Skate Park on Wednesday, April 25, at 2:30 p.m. for a bicycle scavenger hunt.
An afternoon filled with clues, bike riding and prizes will get students thinking and working with others to solve riddles and find the prize. This is a free activity and will end at 4 p.m.
Call RAPRD at 541-548-7275 or visit www.raprd.org for more information.

Audition for community theater
Cascades Theatrical Company in Bend will hold auditions for the comedy “Social Security” by Andrew Bergman on April 30 and May 1 at 7 p.m. Cast requirements are three men and three women. The director is Sandy Silver, and more details are available at 541-389-0803 and www.cascadestheatrical.org.
Characters needed are: David and Barbara Kahn, two very stylish art dealers in their 40s; Trudy Heyman, Barbara’s sister with a sensible but dull sense of style; Martin Heyman, Trudy’s husband, a bespectacled accountant; Sophie Greengrass, Barbara and Trudy’s mother; and Maurice Koenig, a client of the Kahns in his 80s.
The show runs June 8-24, with a preview June 6. Shows are Wednesday through Saturday nights at 7:30 p.m. and Sundays at 2 p.m.

Learn to make salsa and more
Preserving salsa and chutney can be an easy and fun activity, and a hands-on workshop April 27 will teach participants how to do it safely.
Glenda Hyde, OSU Extension family and community health instructor, and Master Food Preservers Carol Nelson, Anna Green and Gayle Hoagland will teach the class at the OSU Deschutes County Extension office at the fairgrounds in Redmond from 9 a.m. to noon. Cost of the workshop is $15 and includes products made in the lab and salsa and chutney recipe booklets. Class size is limited and the deadline for registration is April 25. Call to register at the OSU Deschutes County Extension office at 541-548-6088 or email glenda.hyde@oregonstate.edu.
Not all salsa recipes can be canned safely. OSU Extension recommends only using tested recipes for canning. Food preservation booklets with tested recipes can be purchased at your local county Extension office, or ordered or downloaded for free online at http://extension.oregonstate.edu/fch/food-preservation.

Art classes and workshops
SageBrushers Art Society in Bend offers many art classes and has local artists’ work on display for everyone to enjoy.
In May, member artists will offer classes in wire wrap jewelry, silk scarf art, a watercolor workshop and needle weaving class. Call 541-647-2559 for more information.
Gallery hours are Thursday and Friday, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Obituaries

Ruth Diane Boen, of Redmond
July 1, 1946 - April 11, 2012
Arrangements: Autumn Funerals- Redmond
541-504-9485; www.autumnfunerals.net
Services: Graveside was held April 17 at Willamette National Cemetery in Portland and a Celebration of Life  April 22, at Highland Baptist Church, Redmond.
Contributions may be made to Partners In Care,
2075 NE Wyatt Ct., Bend, OR 97701

Michael Leonard Stearns, of Redmond
July 17, 1947 - April 9, 2012 
Arrangements:Autumn Funerals -  Redmond,
541-504-9485; www.autumnfunerals.net
Services were held April 12 at Willamette National Cemetery, Portland, Oregon.

Kenneth Neal Malick, of Gresham, OR
Sept. 23, 1951 - April 16, 2012
Services: No services per family request.
Contributions may be made to the Autism Society of Oregon
17600 Pacific Hwy,
Marylhurst, Oregon 97036, 503-636-1676.

Jerry Ryan Hicks, of Culver
Nov. 19, 1946 - April 10, 2012
Arrangements: Baird Funeral Home of Bend.
Services: A private memorial service will take place at a later date.


April 10, 2012

Event calendar

4/11 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.
fire board: Redmond Fire and Rescue board of directors meeting; public welcome, 7 p.m., 341 N.W. Dogwood Ave; agenda at www.redmondfireandrescue.com.

4/12 Thursday
SPRING RV SHOW AND SALE: See new floor plans and technology advances for 2012 models; free; 9 a.m.-6 p.m.; Deschutes County Fair & Expo Center, 3800 S.W. Airport Way, Redmond; 541-548-2711.
historic landmarks: Redmond Historic Landmarks Commission meeting, 9:30 a.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.
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.
BOOK DISCUSSION: Discuss “The Rules of Civility” by Amor Towles; free; noon; Redmond Public Library, 827 S.W. Deschutes Ave.; 541-312-1050 or www.deschuteslibrary.org/calendar.
transportation: Central Oregon Area Commission on Transportation meeting; public welcome; 3 p.m.; 716 S.W. Evergreen Ave.; agenda at www.coic.org/cd/coact.htm.
 “THE CLEAN BIN PROJECT”: A screening of the documentary, with a presentation by the filmmakers; $12; 7 p.m.; Tower Theatre, 835 N.W. Wall St., Bend; 541-317-0700 or www.towertheatre.org.

4/13 Friday
SPRING RV SHOW AND SALE: See new floor plans and technology advances for 2012 models; free; 9 a.m.-6 p.m.; Deschutes County Fair & Expo Center, 3800 S.W. Airport Way, Redmond; 541-548-2711.
COMPUTER LAB: Free time for adults to practice computer skills or work on any problems, with staff available to help. Use a library laptop or bring your own. No registration required; 3 p.m.; Redmond Public Library, 827 S.W. Deschutes Ave.; 541-312-1050.
BELLAVIA: Blues and jazz; 6:30 p.m.; Crave Eclectic Fine Dining, 614 N.W. Cedar Ave., Redmond; 541-504-6006.

4/14 Saturday
SPRING RV SHOW AND SALE: See new floor plans and technology advances for 2012 models; free; 9 a.m.-6 p.m.; Deschutes County Fair & Expo Center, 3800 S.W. Airport Way, Redmond; 541-548-2711.
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.
RED CROSS BLOOD DRIVE: 10 a.m.-3 p.m.; Redmond Community Church Auditorium, 237 N.W. Ninth St.; 800-733-2767 or redcrossblood.org.
children’s theater: Sage Elementary and Missoula Children’s Theater presents “The Pied Piper”; 3 p.m and 5:30 p.m.; 2790 S.W. Wickiup Ave.; tickets $5 adults, $3 kids over 3, $15 family.
ASIAN/PACIFIC ISLANDER FESTIVAL: With food, dancing, music and crafts; free; 1-4 p.m.; Central Oregon Community College, Campus Center, 2600 N.W. College Way, Bend; 541-383-7592.
SONGS FROM THE PAST: Featuring a performance by Glenda and Friends; proceeds benefit Bethlehem Inn; $6 or $10 per couple, $1 less with donation of nonperishable food item; 6-10 p.m.; Coyote Ranch, 1368 S. U.S. Highway 97, Redmond; 541-322-8768 or www.bethleheminn.org.
BELLAVIA: Blues and jazz; 6:30 p.m.; Crave Eclectic Fine Dining, 614 N.W. Cedar Ave., Redmond; 541-504-6006.
“THE FAT BOY CHRONICLES”: Screening of a local film about a young obese boy who is bullied; free; 7 p.m.; Tower Theatre, 835 N.W. Wall St., Bend; 541-317-0700 or www.towertheatre.org.

4/15 Sunday
SPRING RV SHOW AND SALE: See new floor plans and technology advances for 2012 models; free; 10 a.m.-5 p.m.; Deschutes County Fair & Expo Center, 3800 S.W. Airport Way, Redmond; 541-548-2711.

4/16 Monday
RED CROSS BLOOD DRIVE: 1-6:30 p.m.; Redmond Grange, 707 S.W. Kalama Ave.; 800-733-2767 or redcrossblood.org.
JAZZ – SWING, THE VELOCITY OF CELEBRATION”: A screening of the Ken Burns documentary film about jazz musicians of the 1930s; free; 3 p.m.; Redmond Public Library, 827 S.W. Deschutes Ave.; 541-312-1050 or www.deschuteslibrary.org/calendar.
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.
FORECLOSURE PREVENTION CLASS: Learn about NeighborImpact’s Housing Center tools and services which can assist individuals struggling to pay their mortgages; free; 5:30-7:30 p.m.; NeighborImpact, 2303 S.W. First St., Redmond; 541-318-7506, ext. 109, karenb@neighborimpact.org or www.homeowner
shipcenter.org.
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.

4/17 Tuesday
“DESCHUTES COUNTY RECORDS ONLINE”: Bend Genealogical Society presents a program by Jeff Sageser; 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, 6:45 a.m., council chambers, 777 S.W. Deschutes Ave. agenda at www.ci.redmond.or.us.
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.
public art: Redmond Commission for Art in Public Places meeting, 4:30 p.m., city hall, 716 S.W. Evergreen Ave.; agenda at www.ci.redmond.or.us.
redmond parks: Redmond Parks Commission meeting, 6 p.m., Public Works, 243 E. Antler Ave.; agenda at www.ci.redmond.or.us.
 TODD SNIDER: The subversive singer-songwriter performs; $28.25 or $39.50; 7 p.m.; Tower Theatre, 835 N.W. Wall St., Bend; 541-317-0700 or www.towertheatre.org.
planning: Redmond Urban Area Planning Commission meeting, 6:30 p.m., 777 S.W. Deschutes Ave.; agenda at www.ci.redmond.or.us.

4/18 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.
DESCHUTES COUNTY COMMISSIONER CANDIDATE FORUM: A forum featuring Republican candidates running for Deschutes County Commissioner Position #2, including Tom Greene and Philip Henderson; free; noon-1 p.m.; Deschutes County administration building, 1300 N.W. Wall St., Bend; 541-382-2724 or mspenh@bendbroadband.com.
RAPRD BUDGET COMMITTEE: A public meeting to discuss the Redmond Area Park and Recreation District budget for the fiscal year July 1, 2012, to June 30, 2013; 6:30 p.m.; Cascade Swim Center, 465 S.W. Rimrock Way, Redmond; 541-548-7275.

4/19 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.
“THE GRATEFUL DEAD MEET-UP AT THE MOVIES”: A screening of the 1989 concert at the Alpine Valley Music Theatre; $12.50; 7 p.m.; Regal Old Mill Stadium 16 & IMAX, 680 S.W. Powerhouse Drive, Bend; 541-382-6347 or www.fathomevents.com.
UO MUSIC FESTIVAL: Featuring Dean Kramer and Claire Wachter playing duo piano music; free; 7 p.m.; Tower Theatre, 835 N.W. Wall St., Bend; 541-317-0700 or www.towertheatre.org.

4/20 Friday
COMPUTER LAB: Free time for adults to practice computer skills or work on any problems, with staff available to help. Use a library laptop or bring your own. No registration required; 3 p.m.; Redmond Public Library, 827 S.W. Deschutes Ave.; 541-312-1050.
CHILDREN’S ART WALK: Art from students in the Redmond School District is displayed in participating businesses; free; 4-8 p.m.; downtown Redmond; redmondartwalk@gmail.com.

4/21 Saturday
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.
REDMOND EARTH DAY FAIR: Featuring booths, volunteer projects, live music, craft and costume making, a recycled-costume parade and more; proceeds benefit the Redmond Parks Foundation; free; 10 a.m.-4 p.m.; American Legion Park, 850 S.W. Rimrock Way; info@redmondearthday.com or www.redmondearthday.com.
FREE RESIDENTIAL SHRED DAY: Mid Oregon Credit Union and Secure Shred provide shredding services of personal documents; noon-2 p.m.; Mid Oregon Credit Union, 2625 S.W. 17th Place, Redmond; 541-923-4539.
 MONEY ENOUGH FOR A MARTINI AN HOUR: Jamie Bufalino talks about women, work and leisure in 1930s New York; free; 3 p.m.; Redmond Public Library, 827 S.W. Deschutes Ave.; 541-312-1032 or www.deschuteslibrary.org/calendar.
 AUTHOR PRESENTATION: Jackie Hooper talks about her book “The Things You Would Have Said: The Chance to Say What You Always Wanted Them to Know”; free; 6:30 p.m.; Paulina Springs Books, 422 S.W. Sixth St., Redmond; 541-526-1491.
PRS REDMOND INVITATIONAL: The Professional Roughstock Series presents a rodeo with bareback, bronc and bull riding; $13 in advance, $17 at the gate; 7 p.m.; Deschutes County Fair & Expo Center, Hooker Creek Event Center, 3800 S.W. Airport Way; 541-548-2711 or www.prstickets.com.
CHARLES BUTTON: 7:30 p.m.; Checkers Pub, 329 S.W. 6th St., Redmond; 541-548-3731.

4/22 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.

4/23 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.

4/24 Tuesday
RED CROSS BLOOD DRIVE: 9 a.m.-3 p.m.; Central Oregon Community College, Redmond campus, 2030 S.E. College Loop, Redmond; 800-733-2767 or redcrossblood.org.
AUTHOR PRESENTATION: Jane Kirkpatrick talks about her book “Where Lilacs Still Bloom”; free; 6:30 p.m.; Paulina Springs Books, 422 S.W. Sixth St., Redmond; 541-526-1491.
THE AMERICAN DREAM?: Joel Clements talks about “The Great Gatsby,” the construction of identity and the American Dream; free; 6:30 p.m.; Redmond Public Library, 827 S.W. Deschutes Ave.; 541-312-1032 or www.deschuteslibrary.org/calendar.

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This season's guide to everything great to see and do in the Redmond area!
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Happy Easter Redmond!

 City of Redmond's egg hunt, Sam Johnson Park

Aloha Howard of Redmond, 9 months, keeps it color-cordinated during the April 7 Easter event at Sam Johnson Park.
  


City Councilor Jay Patrick (far right) gets a photo of the action during the city-sponsored egg hunt in Sam Johnson Park April 7; Patrick and his wife Carmen organized the event.





Adaptive Egg Hunt, sponspored by RAPRD, at Quince Park



Albertson's egg 'scramble' in south Redmond


Obituaries

John Edward (Ahmed) Amey, of Redmond
May 7, 1961 - April 5, 2012
Arrangements: Autumn Funerals, Redmond.
541-504-9485; www.autumnfunerals.net
Services: Celebration of Life will be held at , Wed., April 11, 2012, at Redmond Community Church Youth Building,
237 NW 9th St., Redmond

Wendell A. Elspas, of Redmond
Jan. 1, 1922 - April 4, 2012
Arrangements: Deschutes Memorial Chapel
541-382-5592; www.deschutesmemorialchapel.com
Services: No public service will be held and  private interment will be in the Garden of Valour at Deschutes Memorial Gardens.

LaVerne (Grady) Zimmerman, of Spokane, WA (formerly of Redmond & Prineville)
Aug. 27, 1922 - Mar. 20, 2012
Services: A gathering of close friends & family to celebrate LaVerne’s life will be held on April 14.


Ada A. Hebert
Feb. 4, 1916 - March 27, 2012
Ada A. Hebert died of natural causes on March 27, 2012. She was a resident of Redmond, Ore., for more than 50 years.
She was born to Noah Edward and Anna Belle (Fisher) Arthur on February 4, 1916, in Alberta, Canada. She came to Tacoma, Wash. when she was 11 years old, and graduated from Lincoln High School in 1934. She married the love of her life, Roger Hebert, in Tacoma on October 28, 1939.
Her greatest joy in life was swimming and teaching others to swim. She began teaching swimming in her teenage years and taught swimming, diving, and boating practices all her life. She competed in the Masters Swimming program until age 86, winning many medals in both national and international invitational swim meets. She and Roger spent many happy times canoeing all over Central Oregon.
She loved to travel and particularly enjoyed a train trip across the U.S. and a trip to Australia. She was a creative and voluminous knitter and also enjoyed needlepoint until her eyesight failed.
In raising her daughters, she was very active in Camp Fire Girls. She was a Camp Fire leader for many years. She was a volunteer for the hospital auxiliary and for Meals On Wheels.
She worked for many years for Oregon Fish & Wildlife in Bend, Ore., retiring from there in 1981.
She is survived by two daughters, Lynn Hutchinson (Glenn Hutchinson Jr.) and Cherie Douglas of Redmond, Ore.; four grandchildren and nine great- grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her parents, 11 brothers and sisters, and her husband of 65 years.
There will be no services at this time per her request.

Myrtle MaeWilliams
Dec. 18, 1923 - April 4, 2012
Myrtle Mae Williams age 88, died April 4, 2012, at her home in Terrebonne, Ore. She was born December 18, 1923, in Blodgett, Ore., to Edwin and Ruth (Thompson) Johnson. Myrtle lived in Central Oregon for 65 years after moving from Eugene, Ore. She married Donald D. Williams June 1, 1952, in Powell Butte, Ore. He later died in 2007. Myrtle spent her life being a mother and homemaker; she enjoyed sewing, fishing, and playing pinochle.  She also enjoyed being a member of Cowbells and the Grange.
She is survived by daughter, Lovina McDaniel; sons, Ted Williams, and Tim  (wife, Loretta) Williams; daughter-in-law Terie Ramsey, eight  grandchildren, and 11 great-grandchildren. Myrtle was preceded in death by her husband, Donald, and their son, Tom.
A graveside service was  held  April 10 at Redmond Memorial Cemetery.
Contributions may be made to Redmond Sisters Hospice,
732 SW 23rd St., Redmond, OR 97756
. Please sign our guestbook at http://www.redmondmemorial.com/.



April 3, 2012

Event calendar

4/4 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.
INTERNATIONAL FLY FISHING FILM TOUR: Featuring screenings of short films about the culture, sport and passion of fly fishing; $16 in advance at Fly & Field Outfitters, $17 at the door plus fees; 7 p.m.; Tower Theatre, 835 N.W. Wall St., Bend; 541-317-0700 or www.towertheatre.org.

4/5 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: 12:30-6:30 p.m.; Crooked River Ranch Fire & Rescue, 6971 S.W. Shad Road; 800-733-2767 or redcrossblood.org.
TEEN TERRITORY - CRAZY CAN CREATURES: Create a can creature with hot glue and upcycled materials. For ages 12-17; free; 3-4:30 p.m.; Redmond Public Library, 827 S.W. Deschutes Ave.; 541-312-1050 or www.deschuteslibrary.org/calendar.
 “ANNIE GET YOUR GUN”: Bend Experimental Art Theatre presents the western musical about the love story between Annie Oakley and Frank Butler; $15, $10 ages 18 and younger; 7 p.m.; Bend High School, 230 N.E. Sixth St.; 541-419-5710, beat@bendbroadband.com or www.beattickets.org.
“WAITING FOR GODOT”: Preview night of Innovation Theatre Works presentation of Beckett’s play about two people waiting endlessly for Godot; $12; 7:30 p.m.; Innovation Theatre Works, 1155 S.W. Division St., Bend; 541-504-6721 or www.innovationtw.org.

4/6 Friday
COMPUTER LAB: Free time for adults to practice computer skills or work on any problems, with staff available to help; 3-4:30 p.m.; Redmond Public Library, 827 S.W. Deschutes Ave.; 541-312-1050.
PAJAMA PARTY: Bring your children, ages 5-12, to the RAPRD Activity Center for hours of fun, games and art activities, the first Friday of every month. Wear pajamas or comfy clothes. Pizza and drinks provided. Pre-registration is encouraged; $8 per child; 5:30-9 p.m.; Redmond Area Park and Recreation District, Activity Center, 335 S.E. Jackson St.; 541-548-7275.
BELLAVIA: Jazz and blues; 6 p.m.; 750 Wine Bar & Bistro, 427 S.W. Eighth St., Redmond; 541-504-7111.
 TOUR DU CHOCOLAT: Taste chocolates prepared by local chefs, with a beverage; proceeds benefit the Tower Theatre Foundation; $5; 6 p.m.; Tower Theatre, 835 N.W. Wall St., Bend; 541-317-0700 or www.towertheatre.org.
“ANNIE GET YOUR GUN”: Bend Experimental Art Theatre presents the western musical about the love story between Annie Oakley and Frank Butler; $15, $10 ages 18 and younger; 7 p.m.; Bend High School, 230 N.E. Sixth St.; 541-419-5710, beat@bendbroadband.com or www.beattickets.org.
LINDY GRAVELLE: Country and pop; 7 p.m.; Brassie’s Bar at Eagle Crest Resort, 1522 Cline Falls Road, Redmond; 541-548-4220.
“WAITING FOR GODOT”: Innovation Theatre Works presents Beckett’s play about two people waiting endlessly for Godot; $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.

4/7 Saturday
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.
“ANNIE GET YOUR GUN”: Bend Experimental Art Theatre presents the western musical about the love story between Annie Oakley and Frank Butler; $15, $10 ages 18 and younger; 2 p.m.; Bend High School, 230 N.E. Sixth St.; 541-419-5710, beat@bendbroadband.com or www.beattickets.org.
LINDY GRAVELLE: Country and pop; 7 p.m.; Brassie’s Bar at Eagle Crest Resort, 1522 Cline Falls Road, Redmond; 541-548-4220.
“WAITING FOR GODOT”: Innovation Theatre Works presents Beckett’s play about two people waiting endlessly for Godot; $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.
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.

4/8 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.
“WAITING FOR GODOT”: Innovation Theatre Works presents Beckett’s play about two people waiting endlessly for Godot; $20, $18 students and seniors; 2 p.m.; Innovation Theatre Works, 1155 S.W. Division St., Bend; 541-504-6721 or www.innovationtw.org.
“ANNIE GET YOUR GUN”: Bend Experimental Art Theatre presents the western musical about the love story between Annie Oakley and Frank Butler; $15, $10 ages 18 and younger; 4 p.m.; Bend High School, 230 N.E. Sixth St.; 541-419-5710, beat@bendbroadband.com or www.beattickets.org.

4/9 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.
SENATE DEBATE: Primary candidates Chris Telfer and Tim Knopp will participate in a debate sponsored by Redmond Patriots; free; 6:30 p.m.; Highland Baptist Church, 3100 S.W. Highland Ave., Redmond; 541-639-7784 or rdmpatriot@gmail.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.

4/10 Tuesday
 A HIDDEN HISTORY: Walidah Imarisha talks about why there aren’t more black people in Oregon; free; 6:30 p.m.; Central Oregon Community College, Wille Hall, 2600 N.W. College Way, Bend; 541-383-7257.

4/11 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.
“WAITING FOR GODOT”: Innovation Theatre Works presents Beckett’s play about two people waiting endlessly for Godot; $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.

4/12 Thursday
SPRING RV SHOW AND SALE: See new floor plans and technology advances for 2012 models; free; 9 a.m.-6 p.m.; Deschutes County Fair & Expo Center, 3800 S.W. Airport Way, Redmond; 541-548-2711.
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.
BOOK DISCUSSION: Discuss “The Rules of Civility” by Amor Towles; free; noon; Redmond Public Library, 827 S.W. Deschutes Ave.; 541-312-1050 or www.deschuteslibrary.org/calendar.
 “THE CLEAN BIN PROJECT”: A screening of the documentary, with a presentation by the filmmakers; $12; 7 p.m.; Tower Theatre, 835 N.W. Wall St., Bend; 541-317-0700 or www.towertheatre.org.
“WAITING FOR GODOT”: Innovation Theatre Works presents Beckett’s play about two people waiting endlessly for Godot; $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.

4/13 Friday
SPRING RV SHOW AND SALE: See new floor plans and technology advances for 2012 models; free; 9 a.m.-6 p.m.; Deschutes County Fair & Expo Center, 3800 S.W. Airport Way, Redmond; 541-548-2711.
COMPUTER LAB: Free time for adults to practice computer skills or work on any problems, with staff available to help. Use a library laptop or bring your own. No registration required; 3 p.m.; Redmond Public Library, 827 S.W. Deschutes Ave.; 541-312-1050.
“WAITING FOR GODOT”: Innovation Theatre Works presents Beckett’s play about two people waiting endlessly for Godot; $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.

4/14 Saturday
SPRING RV SHOW AND SALE: See new floor plans and technology advances for 2012 models; free; 9 a.m.-6 p.m.; Deschutes County Fair & Expo Center, 3800 S.W. Airport Way, Redmond; 541-548-2711.
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.
RED CROSS BLOOD DRIVE: 10 a.m.-3 p.m.; Redmond Community Church Auditorium, 237 N.W. Ninth St.; 800-733-2767 or redcrossblood.org.

Redmond to mark Earth Day April 21
The Redmond Parks Foundation, City of Redmond and RAPRD invite you to celebrate Earth Day 2012.
Volunteer at a local park project or just stop by and visit the vendors. Activities will begin Saturday, April 21 at 10 a.m. and conclude at 4 p.m., at the American Legion Community Park.
From 10 a.m. to noon volunteers can do some spring clean-up along the Dry Canyon Trail or participate in the development of a community garden. Contact susan.bailey@ci.redmond.or.us to preregister for a project. Preregistration is not required, but helps to better coordinate volunteers. Meet at the volunteer booth at 10 a.m. at American Legion Park to get started. All volunteers receive a token for a hot lunch prepared on site by All Occasion Catering after the work is done.
From 11:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. food, craft and educational booths will be open. Cascade Lakes Brewery will furnish its fine lagers and ales, and the Green Plow will have hot coffee available. A catered lunch menu which includes a vegetarian option is available, so plan on enjoying the music and food while perusing the many local vendors that are making and selling their wares. Learn how to live a little simpler on the planet by conserving water, growing a garden, making compost and many other easily adopted activities.
Live music will be provided by Moon Mountain Ramblers. Rain or shine, they will be playing their local bluegrass tunes in the amphitheater, starting at 11:45 a.m.
Redmond Area Park and Recreation District will be sponsoring a craft tent with lots of fun recycled projects, from 11:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Make a costume and be part of the Recycled Costume Parade at 2 p.m. Pets can participate, too. Prizes will be awarded at several age levels, and in the pet category.
Visit www.redmond
earthday.com for more information, vendor application and parade registration. Registration forms can be dropped off at the RAPRD office prior to April 20 or brought to the Earth Day celebration on April 21 by 1:30 p.m. to be considered for judging.
Many prizes, including a four-day Rogue River rafting trip for two, will also be raffled off at the event.

Bend walk to aid MS fight
The National Multiple Sclerosis (MS) Society, Oregon Chapter will hold its Walk MS: Bend, starting at Riverbend Park, on April 21 at 10 a.m.
More than 500 walkers are expected to come out and help raise the goal of $43,000. Funds raised will support direct services for the people with MS and their families in Oregon and research to find a cure for this chronic disease of the central nervous system.
People can participate in Walk MS individually or as a team, and volunteers are needed.
Visit www.walkmsoregon.com, call Robyn at 503-445-8342 or email robyn.hoppes@nmss.org to register for the walk. Call Wendy at 503-445-8356 or email wendy.alison@nmss.org to volunteer.
Proceeds raised will benefit the National MS Society, Oregon Chapter.

AARP offers senior driving classes
AARP Driver Safety classes will be offered at the Redmond Senior Center on April 9 and May 14. To enroll call 541-548-6325.
The AARP Driver Safety Program is a nationwide, DMV-accredited, six-hour defensive driving program. This is a chance to hone up on driving skills and develop strategies for adjusting to age-related changes in vision, hearing and reaction time. Completion of the course qualifies for an insurance discount as provided by Oregon law.

Technology for genealogists
Bend Genealogical Society’s Spring Seminar will be held April 21 and will feature Dick Eastman, founder and editor of “Eastman’s Online Genealogy Newsletter,” a nationally acclaimed genealogy resource on the Web since 1996. The seminar will cover all the latest cutting edge technology for genealogists.
Eastman has worked in the computer industry for more than 40 years in hardware, software and managerial positions. He combined his computer expertise and love of genealogy to produce his newsletter, which is published daily online at blog.eogn.com.
Eastman will present four seminar sessions: “The Organized Genealogist”: Honing your organizational skills; “Cloudy with a Chance of Genealogy”: Cloudcomputing; “MOCAVO”: An Internet search engine comparison – Mocavo vs. Google; and “Conservation”: Keeping up with technology.
The seminar will be held from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Bend Golf & Country Club. Registration is required, and the registration fee includes continental breakfast, lunch and all seminar materials. Also included is a reception on Friday evening, April 20, at Williamson Hall, Rock Arbor Villa, 2200 N.E. Hwy. 20, in Bend (behind Jake’s Diner). The evening will include hors d’oeuvres and an opportunity to meet Eastman, and is open to seminar registrants only.
The registration fee is $70 ($60 for society members) through April 13. After that date the fee will be $80 for all registrants.
For information and registration, call 541-317-9553 or email bgs@bendbroadband.com. The registration form is also available on the society’s website, www.orgenweb.org/deschutes/bend-gs.

Kiwanis sponsors Wine Round-Up
RoxyAnn Winery of Medford will furnish the wine and Winemaker John Quinones will provide the commentary at Wine Round-Up, the eighth Annual Vintner’s Dinner and Auction sponsored by the Kiwanis Club of Redmond, Saturday, April 28, at the Eagle Crest Convention Center.
The dinner is a five-course meal with a wine paired to each course, catered by Niblick and Greene’s Restaurant. Diners will have a choice of beef or salmon entrees.
Proceeds will benefit Kiwanis youth projects. Tickets are $65 and can be purchased until April 24 via PayPal at www.redmondkiwanis.org , or at Trout Realty in Redmond.
Noted Cowboy Poet Ted Lyster will intersperse verse with the food, wine and auction. Eagle Crest Resort is extending lodging discounts to anyone requesting the Redmond Kiwanis package. Call 855-393-7790 for more information and reservations.
The service club is also conducting its 12th annual wine raffle for 100 bottles of wine: 60 bottles for first place, 30 bottles for second place, and 10 for third. Tickets are $5 each. Winners will be drawn on May 2.

COCC presents Oregon art
Central Oregon Community College will host “Artists of Oregon – 1940s to Present,” an exhibit featuring 42 paintings, sculpture, prints and photography from the collection of Bill Rhoades. The exhibit will be on display at the The Gallery at Pinckney Center for the Arts in Pence Hall on the COCC Bend Campus.
There will be an opening reception from 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. on Thursday, April 5, and the exhibit will continue through April 27. The public is welcome. The Gallery is open 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Friday.
“This exhibition is a rare opportunity in Central Oregon to see works by some of Oregon’s best known and collected artists,” said William Hoppe, associate professor of art at COCC and director of The Gallery, in a news release. “The show represents a small portion of the works of art that have found homes in museums and institutions through the collecting efforts of Bill Rhoades, a resident of Madras. Much of the work in the collection was acquired directly from the artists, many of whom are personal friends.”
The following artists will be represented: Manda Beckett, Louis Bunce, Imogen Cunningham, Sheryl Funkhouser, Bernard Geiser, Sally Haley, Tom Hardy, Manuel Izquierdo, George Johanson, K.C. Joyce, Lee Kelly, Michael Knutson, Stu Levy, Frederic Littman, James McGarrell, Jack McLarty, Carl Morris, Lucinda Parker, Eunice Parsons, Orleonik Pitkin, Coralee Popp, Jack Portland, Rene Rickabaugh, Laura Ross-Paul, Arthur or Albert Runquist, Erik Sandgren, John Stahl, Andrew Vincent, Bruce West, Harry Widman and John Wimberley.
For information or requests for tours, call Bill Hoppe at 541-350-7753.
Persons who need accommodation or transportation for college events because of a physical or mobility disability should contact ADA Coordinator Gene Zinkgraf at 541-383-7776 in advance of the event. Persons who need accommodation for college events because of other disability such as hearing impairment should contact Anne Walker at 541-383-7743 in advance of the event. 

Young bikers invited to skate park event        
Grades two through five can bring a bike and thinking cap to the Redmond Skate Park for a Dry Canyon Bike Scavenger Hunt April 11, from 3:15 to 4:45 p.m.
An afternoon filled with clues, bike riding and prizes will get students thinking and working with others to solve riddles and find the prize.
This is a free activity, however preregistration is encouraged. Sign up today by calling 541-548-7275, or visit www.raprd.org for more information.
Instructors will work with children in grades three through seven to teach safety and skill fundamentals during the next session of Central Oregon Extreme Adventure Combo. SK8, on April 25, will be offered at the Redmond Skate Park, followed by BMX on April 26 at the High Desert Sports Complex.
Both events run from 4:30 to 5:30 p.m.
Cost is $25 for both activities. All gear is included. Call 541-548-7275 or visit www.raprd.org for more information.