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.

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