May 29, 2012

RHs Baseball playoff game











Event calendar

5/30
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; public welcome; 5:30 p.m.; district office; 145 S.E. Salmon Ave.; agenda at www.redmond.k12.or.us.
WORDS WITHOUT WALLS STUDENT SHOWCASE: A reading of works from the 2012 The Nature of Words creative writing students; free; 6-8 p.m.; PoetHouse Art, 55 N.W. Minnesota Ave., Bend; 541-647-2233 or info@thenatureofwords.org.

5/31
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: noon-6 p.m.; Redmond Grange, 707 S.W. Kalama Ave.; 800-733-2767 or redcrossblood.org.
JAZZ CONCERT: The Central Oregon Community College Big Band Jazz performs under the direction of Andy Warr; $5, free ages 11 and younger; 7:30 p.m.; Central Oregon Community College, Pinckney Center for the Arts, 2600 N.W. College Way, Bend; 541-280-9371.

6/1
Friday
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.
HIGH SCHOOL SPORTS TRIVIA BOWL: Teams of student athletes from local high schools will compete in a sports trivia contest for fun, area bragging rights and a cash donation to the winning school’s booster club. Hosted by local sportscaster and radio personality Mike Ficher. The Center Foundation sponsors the event and will donate $500 to the winning high school; $1; 6 p.m.; Tower Theatre, 835 N.W. Wall St., Bend; 541-317-0700.
HERD OF FUNK: Redmond School of Music presents the community funk band, comprising  students from the Elton Gregory Middle School band program and professional musicians; free; 7 p.m.; Green Plow Coffee Roasters, 436 S.W. Sixth St., Redmond; 541-516-1128.
FRIDAY NIGHT FUN: Middle school students only. Come hang out with friends for basketball, dodgeball, Wii, batting cage, music and more. Concession stand will be open. Bring your student ID to get in the door. Pre-registration is encouraged; $3; 8-10 p.m.; Redmond Area Park and Recreation District, Activity Center, 335 S.E. Jackson St.; 541-548-7275.

6/2
Saturday
PLANT SALE: A sale of annual and perennial plants; proceeds benefit the Redmond Opportunity Center Foundation; free admission; 8:30 a.m.-2 p.m.; Zion Lutheran Church, 1113 S.W. Black Butte Blvd., Redmond; 541-382-7044.
HIGH DESERT RHUBARB FESTIVAL: Dutch-oven cooks prepare a variety of rhubarb dishes; with live music, vendors, a car show and more; proceeds benefit S.C.O.O.T.R; free; 9 a.m.-4 p.m.; L&S Gardens and Land Clearing, 50792 S. Huntington Road, La Pine; 541-536-2049.
REDMOND SATURDAY MARKET: Vendors sell arts and crafts; free admission; 11 a.m.-4 p.m.; Ambiance Art Co-op, 435 Evergreen Ave.; 541-480-7197.
CRESCENDO BENDO: Several concerts featuring Cascade School of Music students and instructors; $5 suggested donation; 12:30-9:30 p.m.; Tower Theatre, 835 N.W. Wall St., Bend; 541-317-0700 or www.towertheatre.org.
 BOOSTER CLUB LUAU: Featuring dancers, a live auction and a Hawaiian meal; proceeds benefit Redmond High School athletics and activities; $35, $60 per couple; 5-9 p.m.; Sam Johnson Park, Southwest 15th Street, Redmond; 541-419-5150.
FUNDRAISING GALA EVENT: Featuring previews and readings of “The Dixie Swim Club,” “The Complete Works of William Shakespeare (Abridged),” live music and more; $25; 6 p.m.; Innovation Theatre Works, 1155 S.W. Division St., Bend; 541-504-6721 or www.innovationtw.org.
OUT OF HAND BAND: Rock; 7:30 p.m.; Checkers Pub, 329 S.W. 6th St., Redmond; 541-548-3731.

6/3
Sunday
FESTIVAL OF THE ARTS: Featuring displays of paintings, quilts, jewelry and more; with a Festival Musicale; free; 3 p.m.; Community Presbyterian Church, 529 N.W. 19th St., Redmond; 541-548-3367 or www.redmondcpc.org.
JUNI FISHER: The Western music act performs. Tickets are available at the vineyard, by phone, or online. Ticket prices include admission only, barbecue is extra; $20 or $10 ages 12 and younger in advance, $25 or $15 ages 12 and younger at the door, club members free; 6:30 p.m., barbecue starts at 4 p.m.; Faith, Hope and Charity Vineyards, 70455 N.W. Lower Bridge Way, Terrebonne; www.facebook.com/Faithhopeandcharityvineyard.

6/5
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
city council: Redmond City Council meeting; public welcome; 6:45 a.m.; 777 S.W. Deschutes Ave.; agenda at www.ci.redmond.or.us.
planning: Redmond Urban Area Planning Commmission; public welcome; 6:30 p.m.; 716 S.W. Evergreen Ave.; agenda at www.ci.redmond.or.us.

6/6
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.
FESTIVAL OF THE ARTS: Featuring displays of paintings, quilts, jewelry and more; with a performance by Mike Strickland; free; 7 p.m.; Community Presbyterian Church, 529 N.W. 19th St., Redmond; 541-548-3367 or www.redmondcpc.org.

6/7
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 COMPLETE WORKS OF WILLIAM SHAKESPEARE (ABRIDGED)”: Preview night for Innovation Theatre Works’ presentation of 37 Shakespeare plays in 90 minutes; $10; 7:30 p.m.; Innovation Theatre Works, 1155 S.W. Division St., Bend; 541-504-6721 or www.innovationtw.org.
 ASLEEP AT THE WHEEL: The Western swing band performs; $38-$50; 8 p.m.; Tower Theatre, 835 N.W. Wall St., Bend; 541-317-0700 or www.towertheatre.org.

6/8
Friday
“THE COMPLETE WORKS OF WILLIAM SHAKESPEARE (ABRIDGED)”: Innovation Theatre Works presents the humorous adaptation of 37 Shakespeare plays in 90 minutes; $15, $12 students and seniors; 7:30 p.m.; Innovation Theatre Works, 1155 S.W. Division St., Bend; 541-504-6721 or www.innovationtw.org.
FRIDAY NIGHT FUN: Middle school students only. Come hang out with friends for basketball, dodgeball, Wii, batting cage, music and more. Concession stand will be open. Bring your student ID to get in the door. Pre-registration is encouraged; $3; 8-10 p.m.; Redmond Area Park and Recreation District, Activity Center, 335 S.E. Jackson St.; 541-548-7275.

6/9
Saturday
REDMOND SATURDAY MARKET: Vendors sell arts and crafts; free admission; 11 a.m.-4 p.m.; Ambiance Art Co-op, 435 Evergreen Ave.; 541-480-7197.
“THE SNOW QUEEN”: Redmond School of Dance presents the ballet; $12 or $6 ages 11 and younger in advance, $14 or $8 children at the door; 7 p.m.; Redmond High School, 675 S.W. Rimrock Way; 541-548-6957 or www.redmondschoolofdance.com.
SAGEBRUSH ROCK: 7 p.m.; Checkers Pub, 329 S.W. 6th St., Redmond; 541-548-3731.
“SOCIAL SECURITY”: Cascades Theatrical Company presents a comedy about a couple whose tranquility is destroyed by family members; $20, $15 seniors, $12 students; 7:30 p.m.; Greenwood Playhouse, 148 N.W. Greenwood Ave., Bend; 541-389-0803 or www.cascadestheatrical.org.
“THE COMPLETE WORKS OF WILLIAM SHAKESPEARE (ABRIDGED)”: Innovation Theatre Works presents the humorous adaptation of 37 Shakespeare plays in 90 minutes; $15, $12 students and seniors; 7:30 p.m.; Innovation Theatre Works, 1155 S.W. Division St., Bend; 541-504-6721 or www.innovationtw.org.
 COURTNEY HUFFMAN: The soprano soloist performs; $35, $10 students and seniors; 7:30 p.m.; First United Methodist Church, 680 N.W. Bond St., Bend; 541-306-3988 or www.highdesertchambermusic.com.
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.

6/10
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.
“SOCIAL SECURITY”: Cascades Theatrical Company presents a comedy about a couple whose tranquility is destroyed by family members; $20, $15 seniors, $12 students; 2 p.m.; Greenwood Playhouse, 148 N.W. Greenwood Ave., Bend; 541-389-0803 or www.cascadestheatrical.org.
“THE SNOW QUEEN”: Redmond School of Dance presents the ballet; $12 or $6 ages 11 and younger in advance, $14 or $8 children at the door; 2 p.m.; Redmond High School, 675 S.W. Rimrock Way; 541-548-6957 or www.redmondschoolofdance.com.

Free workshop for homebuyers
NeighborImpact will offer a homebuyer’s class in Redmond June 12 and 13.
Learn whether buying a home is right for you, how to prepare a homeowner’s spending plan for future expenses, how to improve your credit to purchase a home, about seasonal home maintenance, and how to find the right professionals to help you in your homeownership quest.
The class will be held from 5:30 to 9:30 p.m. at 2303 S.W. First St. Reserve your seat in advance by calling 541-318-7506, ext. 309.


Kids summer program
Redmond Area Park and Recreation District has opened registration for Summer in the Park, for grades K through five.
Summer in the Park begins June 11 and runs through Sept. 3, Monday through Friday, from 7:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. at Sam Johnson Park. The days are jammed-packed with many activities to keep children busy, learning and having fun.
Registration for the week must be done by 4 p.m. the Saturday prior, and drop-ins or onsite payments are not allowed. Grab an activity guide or visit www.raprd.org for a full listing of summer activities for the whole family.

The Bard — and beer
Innovation Theatre Works has partnered with GoodLife Brewing Company in Bend to present a free outdoor play, Shakespeare’s “The Tempest,” in the brewery’s beer garden, Aug. 10-12.
“The Tempest” combines elements of Shakespeare’s comedies and tragedies and rolls them up into one exhilarating package replete with storms, fairies, sea creatures, kings, drunks, revenge and true love.
Play times are Aug. 10 and 11 at 7:30 p.m. and Aug. 12 at 2 p.m.
Tickets will be available beginning June 1 at Innovation Theatre Works and Goodlife Brewing, both located in Bend. There is a limit of four tickets per person for this event.
For more information contact brad@innovationtw.org or call 541-504-6721.

Free Sunday music concerts
The St. Charles free Summer Sunday Concerts at the Les Schwab Amphitheater in Bend’s Old Mill District start Sunday, June 10.
For the third consecutive year, St. Charles Health System is the title sponsor for the event as part of its mission to contribute to the overall health of the community.
Running most Sunday afternoons from June 10 through Aug. 12, the free Summer Sunday Concerts have become a staple of the season in Central Oregon. Gates open each Sunday at 1p.m. and the shows run from 2:30 to 4:30 p.m.
The schedule is as follows: June 10, Poor Moon, Folk Rock; June 17, Harley Bourbon, Punk Grass; June 24, Y La Bamba, Mex-American Folk; July 1, MOsley WOtta, Hip-Hop; July 8, Portland Cello Project, Indie Orchestra; July 22, Farewell Drifters, Harmonic Roots; July 29, Paul Thorn, Americana Blues; Aug. 12, The Features, Off-Kilter Pop.
Live music will be rounded out by many other family-oriented activities, such as bouncy houses and delicious food vendors. Tumalo Creek Kayak will have stand-up paddle boards and boats for rent during concerts, and St. Charles Medical Center will have expert caregivers from various departments ready to answer questions and hand out important information.
At each concert, St. Charles will be collecting nonperishable food donations for Harvest of Hope. This program provides year-round grocery assistance for qualifying Central and Eastern Oregon cancer patients while in treatment.
Visit www.bendconcerts.com or www.theoldmill.com for more information.

Free night of camping
State parks throughout Oregon are laying out the welcome mat Saturday, June 2, in celebration of State Parks Day. Camping is free the night of June 2 in traditional sites – full hookup (sewer, electricity and water), electrical hookup (electricity and water), and tent sites. Parking at the 26 day-use-fee parks also will be free June 2.
Campsite reservations may be made by calling Reservations Northwest at 1-800-452-5687 before 5 p.m. May 31. Or, reserve online at www.oregonstateparks.org. Approximately half of Oregon’s 53 state park campgrounds take reservations.
The Oregon State Legislature established Oregon State Parks Day in 1997 to focus public attention on the heritage, use, development and funding of Oregon’s state park system. The event is held the first Saturday in June. Events across the state run the gamut from guided hikes and tours to special barbecues and guest appearances by J.R. Beaver, Oregon’s State Park mascot.
For a complete list of events visit www.oregonstateparks.org and click on “park events.”

Summer reading program
Calling all space travelers, dreamers, star finders and those who want to own the night. The Deschutes Public Library’s summer reading program for children, teens and adults has prizes and programs just for you.
“DreamBig—Read!” is for children age 0-11. Complete three hours of reading or listening to books and you receive a free book, a treat from Goody’s, a mini pizza from Papa Murphy’s, a pass to a Trailblazer’s game, and a chance to win the weekly prize drawing for puppets and books. The Dream Big Bingo card offers creative activities and more reading, plus a chance to win the grand prize, Oliver the great horned owl puppet.
“Own the Night” is the teens-only summer reading program. Participants are encouraged to experience a wide variety of reading over the summer: not only “real” books, but books on CD, digitally downloadable books, comics, magazines, newspapers, and even online reading. Participants will earn the same rewards as the children after completing three hours of reading. The Own the Night Bingo game offers fun activities and more reading to complete. At the end of the summer participants get a chance to win a Nook Basic touch e-Reader or an iPod 8GB Nano.
Adults are invited to join “Between the Covers.” Readers will win a free book after three hours of reading, as well as being able to play their own bingo game. The grand prize is a Nook Color e-Reader.
The summer reading program runs June 16 through Aug. 18. Event guides with dates and times of the special events are available at all Deschutes public libraries. For more information visit www.deschuteslibrary.org/summerreading.

Story stars at the Tower
Story Stars 2012, with Bobby Norfolk, will be held at the Tower Theatre Saturday, June 16 at 1 p.m. Using dynamic movement and vocal effects, Norfolk creates vibrant characters who come to life through imaginative, creative storytelling. Norfolk has been a standup comedian, an actor, a National Park Service Ranger, a leading force in the National Storytelling Network, and a storyteller whose unique style of telling has entertained audiences around the world.
Free tickets will be available at all Deschutes County libraries on June 2.

Redmond Proficiency Academy graduation 2012















Obituaries


Peggy Ramos-Borden, of Redmond
April 2, 1961 - May 20, 2012
Arrangements: Autumn Funerals- Redmond
541-504-9485; www.autumnfunerals.net
Services were May 25 at Church of Christ,  925 NW 7th St., Redmond followed by committal at Terrebonne Pioneer Cemetery.

Shalah Diane Lafky, of Redmond
 Nov. 28, 1975 - May 24, 2012
Arrangements: Autumn Funerals- Redmond
541-504-9485; www.autumnfunerals.net
Services will be held on Wednesday, May 30th 2012, , at First United Methodist Church,
680 NW Bond St., Bend
Contributions may be made to The Lupus Foundation,  2000 L St NW, STE 410, Washington, DC, 20036

Jewllana Wells, of Terrebonne
Jan. 16, 1954 - May 19, 2012
Arrangements: Autumn Funerals- Redmond
541-504-9485; www.autumnfunerals.net
Services:  A gathering of family and friends was held at Delbert's home on Crooked River Ranch,May 27, 2012.

Daniel Marvin Low, of Redmond
Aug. 21, 1951 - May 21, 2012
Arrangements: Autumn Funerals- Redmond
541-504-9485; www.autumnfunerals.net
Services: A Celebration of Life was held at family home May 26.

May 22, 2012

A pond for fish -- and fishermen


Leslie Pugmire Hole
Spokesman staff
It’s an unfortunate reality that whatever trout aren’t caught during Redmond’s annual fish fair every spring aren’t likely to live long in Redmond’s man-made Fireman’s Lake.
The pond has been a youth/disabled fishing spot and city park since the mid-1950s. Only five feet deep at its center, the pond was originally created to irrigate nearby Juniper Golf Course.
Keeping a healthy environment for the kind of fish anglers like to catch has been an ongoing fight for various Redmond entities – and now a diverse group of high school students are taking a whirl.
“The water quality is not good for fish like trout,” says Jessica Marthaller, a student at Redmond Proficiency Academy (RPA) who has been studying the hydrology at the pond. “The water is murky from all the ducks and geese stirring up the silt and all their feces create a high nitrogen level in the water and increases the algae.”
Marthaller and a growing list of other RPA students have taken on Fireman’s Lake as a project to meld the various subjects they are studying with teacher Brian Wachs, subjects as diverse as Global Information Systems, Plants of the Northwest, Fish & Wildlife and Technical Writing – to name a few.
“I believe in teaching life through science,” says Wachs, who adds that his goal is to stay behind the scenes as much as possible when students tackle projects and partner with the community so they can figure out on their own how to navigate solutions.
The students have mapped and photographed the pond, analyzed water samples, inventoried plant and animal species and researched similar shallow water bodies.
Encouraged by the Redmond Kiwanis, the students have taken all their information and developed a plan of attack for Fireman’s Lake, a plan – they hope – that will make both fishermen and wildlife happy and make the pond’s ecology more sustainable.
“We need to remove a lot of invasive plants like knapweed and we want to put in native plants to help with erosion and water temperature,” says Isiah Goodpasture. While the existing cattails are good for the pond, he says, in years past the city has removed many of the willows lining the banks – and keeping the water cooler – because they interfered with fishermen’s lines.
Native sedges and rushes will be lower than the trees, Goodpature says, but still provide strong root systems for erosion.
Another part of the plan, according to student Gideon Faulconer, is to reduce the resident population of water fowl at the pond. The only way to do that, short of more extreme methods, is to educate the public on the downsides of feeding the birds.
“Right now they have no reason to leave,” says Grace Goschen. “They have all the resources they need.” But the pond was not meant to sustain a population as large as it has now and their high numbers are contributing heavily to decrease the water quality, she adds.
The students would like to create informational signage for the pond, not just to educate visitors about feeding the ducks and geese but also information about the overall ecosystem the pond creates.
The city of Redmond has lined the banks of the lake with large rocks to combat erosion but its success has been limited, according to the students. For one, U.S. Fish and Wildlife crews occasionally need to launch boats for research to the middle of the lake and currently the large boulders make that difficult.
And the ducks and geese have managed to wear paths past the rocks in numerous places in their frequent trips to get handouts.
“We want to line some of the bank with cobblestones because that will keep the soil in place while providing a place for the boats and the ducks,” says Nick Aschenbrenner.
“Our 'shoot for the stars’ idea, if we had plenty of funding, is to add more docks and boardwalks for fishing and viewing,” says Luke Hudson. “It  protectsethe banks and the fish like the docks, it gives them more shade.”
Wachs helped the students develop a summer program, one that could use all the science and technology learned in class and tackle the pond project. It has RPA approval but needs funding for the supplies and Wachs’ supervision.
The students have submitted a grant proposal to Kiwanis, with a menu of restoration ideas that range from $5,000-$10,000. They’re also looking for alternative sources of funding.
“We’ve worked with Wachs before, we think he’s a fabulous teacher,” said Kiwanis member John Duff. “We had the kids give an early proposal in March and invited folks from Central Oregon Irrigation District, the county and city. We tried to be a vehicle for them by getting them in front of people who make decisions (that could forward the project).”
That said, Duff says the club is reviewing the proposal and has made no commitments for funding as yet.
“We’re doing everything we can to support the kids,” he said. “It’s good for them to learn to fight for something they believe in and learn that there are things that can’t be accomplished overnight no matter how good the idea is.”
The students seem to realize that a problem 60 years in the making won’t have a quick fix, but they’re optimistic their plan is solid.
“If all goes as planned the lake should 'cure’ itself eventually,” says Goodpasture.

Want to help?
Fireman’s Lake restoration

Event calendar

5/24
Thursday
 AUTHOR PRESENTATION: Central Oregon Writers Guild features Bend author Sharon Duerst. Duerst’s first novel, “Mending Stone,” is the haunting tale of a woman who experiences loss and betrayal but in her search for answers finds friendship, love and hope. Duerst will talk about her writer’s journey, from the riveting scene in her mind that prompted her to begin her novel to its eventual publication; free; 6:30-9 p.m.; Redmond Public Library, 827 S.W. Deschutes Ave.; 541-923-0896, elsiemariewrites@gmail.com or www.centraloregonwritersguild.com.
ACCELERATE BEND KICKOFF: Learn about Bend 2030 Vision accomplishments and discuss your vision for Bend; registration requested; free; 7 p.m., doors open 6:15 p.m.; Tower Theatre, 835 N.W. Wall St.; 541-317-0700 or www.towertheatre.org.

5/25
Friday
 THE SHINS: The indie rock band performs, with The Head and The Heart and Blind Pilot; $35 plus fees; 6 p.m., doors open 5 p.m.; Les Schwab Amphitheater, 344 S.W. Shevlin Hixon Drive, Bend; 541-318-5457 or www.bendconcerts.com.
FINN MILES AND LAUREN KERSHNER: pop; 7 p.m.; Green Plow Coffee Roasters, 436 S.W. Sixth St., Redmond; 541-516-1128.
LINDY GRAVELLE: Country and pop; 7 p.m.; Brassie’s Bar at Eagle Crest Resort, 1522 Cline Falls Road, Redmond; 541-548-4220.
FRIDAY NIGHT FUN: Middle school students only. Come hang out with friends for basketball, dodgeball, Wii, batting cage, music and more. Concession stand will be open. Bring your student ID to get in the door. Pre-registration is encouraged; $3; 8-10 p.m.; Redmond Area Park and Recreation District, Activity Center, 335 S.E. Jackson St.; 541-548-7275.

5/26
Saturday
REDMOND GRANGE BREAKFAST: A community breakfast benefiting Start Making A Reader Today; $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.
REDMOND SATURDAY MARKET: Vendors sell arts and crafts; free admission; 11 a.m.-4 p.m.; Ambiance Art Co-op, 435 S.W. Evergreen Ave.; 541-480-7197.
TENACIOUS D: The mock-rock band performs, with The Sights; $39 plus fees; 6:30 p.m., doors open 5 p.m.; Les Schwab Amphitheater, 344 S.W. Shevlin Hixon Drive, Bend; 541-318-5457 or www.bendconcerts.com.
LINDY GRAVELLE: Country and pop; 7 p.m.; Brassie’s Bar at Eagle Crest Resort, 1522 Cline Falls Road, Redmond; 541-548-4220.
UNCOVER YOUR EARS: A night of family-friendly comedy; $10, $8 children and seniors; 8-10 p.m.; 2nd Street Theater, 220 N.E. Lafayette Ave., Bend; 541-312-9626 or www.2ndstreettheater.com.

5/27
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.
BECK: The anti-folk rocker performs, with Metric; $41 plus fees; 6:30 p.m., doors open 5 p.m.; Les Schwab Amphitheater, 344 S.W. Shevlin Hixon Drive, Bend; 541-318-5457 or www.bendconcerts.com.

5/28
Monday
barbecue: Redmond VFW Post 4108 Men’s Auxiliary hosts barbecue for Memorial Day; noon-3:30 p.m.; burgers, hot dogs, baked beans, potato salad; dessert; canteen will be open to purchase beverages; open to the public; 1836 S.W. Veterans Way.
Memorial day: Observations at Redmond Memorial Cemetery, 11 a.m. and Terrebonne Pioneer Cemetery, 9 a.m.; free; 541-280-5161.

5/31
Thursday
RED CROSS BLOOD DRIVE: noon-6 p.m.; Redmond Grange, 707 S.W. Kalama Ave.; 800-733-2767 or redcrossblood.org.

6/1
Friday
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.
HIGH SCHOOL SPORTS TRIVIA BOWL: Teams of student athletes  will compete in a sports trivia contest for fun, area bragging rights and a cash donation to the winning school’s booster club. Hosted by local sportscaster and radio personality Mike Ficher. Judges include KTVZ-TV’s Keith Bleyer and the Bend Elks mascot, Homer. The Center Foundation sponsors the event and will donate $500 to the winning high school; $1; 6 p.m.; Tower Theatre, 835 N.W. Wall St., Bend; 541-317-0700.

Learn about camping out
Let’s Go Camping, a program designed to encourage families to try camping, offers organized getaways at 17 Oregon state parks this summer. For $20 per family, Oregon Parks and Recreation Department (OPRD) supplies the gear, sets up outdoor activities, and has trained volunteers to lead each weekend event.
“It’s a great introduction to camping,” said Jill Nishball, volunteer services specialist for OPRD, in a news release. “Families learn things like how to set up a tent, build a fire safely, and what to bring along for a day hike or a special outdoor program.” She noted that activities vary by park location, but all offer a well-balanced introduction to camping in Oregon.
Nishball said that all events are low key, fun and family-oriented. The events begin on a Saturday, but registrants can show up Friday night if they like. OPRD provides everything people need to be comfortable, such as tents, sleeping bags and pads, and helpful instruction. Participants bring food and personal items.
Some Let’s Go Camping events are already sold out. Register at 888-953-7677 or oprd.reservations@state.or.us. Visit www.oregonstateparks.org and click on Let’s Go Camping for more details.

Local food event features goat
Getting Your Goat Spring Fling Meet Your Farmer Dinner will be held June 4 at Scanlon’s Restaurant at the Athletic Club of Bend.
Presented by Central Oregon Locavore, Local Commerce Alliance and Scanlon’s, the three-course meal will feature products from two local goat farmers. A gluten-free meal will be available.
Tickets are $25 and can be purchased at www.centraloregonlocavore.com under “Meet Your Farmer Dinners.” Doors open at 6 p.m., with dinner served at 6:30.
West Coast Swing workshops
Dance N Play will offer competitive and social dancers a variety of workshops, from West Coast Swing to salsa, May 31 through June 3 at Eagle Crest. Event passes range from $90 to $175. Additional tours and activities will be offered at various costs. Visit www.dancenplay.com for more details.

Women’s shooting class offered
The Redmond Rod & Gun Club will host the first annual Women on Target event on June 9.
This instructional shooting clinic provides women (many of whom are first-time shooters) with firearm safety training and the fundamentals of marksmanship in a hands-on learning environment.
Morning and afternoon relays are planned. The clinic fee is $15 for either relay, pre-registration is required. Cost includes use of firearms, targets, ammunition and refreshments. For more information call the event director Jennifer Babcock at 541-974-3555 or email jenniferb@nosler.com.

Obituaries

Norbert J. Volny, of Bend
Oct. 15, 1946 - May 16, 2012
Arrangements: Niswonger-Reynolds Funeral Home
541-382-2471; www.niswonger-reynolds.com
Services:  A funeral mass was held  May 22  in the St. Thomas Catholic Church, Redmond.
Contributions may be made to: Veteran’s group of one’s choice.

Vivian Irma (Wasson) McJunkin,  of Redmond
March 1, 1920 - May 16, 2012
Arrangements: Autumn Funerals, Redmond
541-504-1920; www.autumnfunerals.net
Services: Graveside service was May 22 at the Three Mile Odd Fellows Cemetery, in The Dalles, OR.
Contributions may be made to: Hospice of Redmond-Sisters,  732 SW 23rd,  Redmond, OR 97756.

Florence ‘Flo’ Marie Fitch, of Crooked River Ranch
Aug. 27, 1930 - May 15, 2012
Arrangements: Baird Funeral Home of Bend
541-382-0903; www.bairdmortuaries.com
Services: A Celebration of Life for Flo will take place at a later date.
Contributions may be made to: Partners In Care Hospice House,
2075 NE Wyatt Ct., Bend, OR 97701
http://www.partnersbend.org/

Harold William Titus, of Redmond
June 28, 1936 - May 09, 2012
Arrangements: Holman-Hankins Funeral Home, Oregon City, OR, 503-656-2661
www.waudsfuneralservice.com
Services: Friday, May 25, 2012, at , at the Willamette National Cemetery in Portland, Oregon.

Joan Dee Symons, of Redmond
Jan. 27, 1932 - May 16, 2012
Arrangements: Autumn Funerals, Redmond
Services were held May 22 at  Trinity Episcopal Church,
469 NW Wall St., Bend

Joe S. Aguilera, of Redmond
Oct. 29, 1971 - May 13, 2012
Arrangements: Redmond Memorial Chapel
541-548-3219; www.redmondmemorial.com
Memorial Service was held at Redmond Memorial Chapel May 19

Debra A. Liabraaten, of Redmond
Feb. 22, 1956 - May 9, 2012
Services: Private services will be held on June 2, 2012.


May 15, 2012

Event calendar

5/16  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; public welcome; 5:30 p.m.; Lynch Elementary, 1314 S.W. Kalama Ave.; agenda at www.redmond.k12.or.us.
“SORDID LIVES”: Stage Right Productions presents the black comedy about a woman whose death causes chaos in a Texas town. Q & A with some of the cast after the show; $18 or $16 students and seniors in advance, $20 at the door. Wednesdays only: purchase tickets online for $13 with promo code LOCAL; 8 p.m.; 2nd Street Theater, 220 N.E. Lafayette Ave., Bend; 541-312-9626 or www.2ndstreettheater.com.

5/17 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.
LINDY GRAVELLE: Country and pop; 5:30 p.m.; Brassie’s Bar at Eagle Crest Resort, 1522 Cline Falls Road, Redmond; 541-548-4220.
HIGH DESERT CHAMBER MUSIC – CROWN CITY STRING QUARTET: String musicians play selections of chamber music; $35, $10 children and students; 7:30 p.m.; The Oxford Hotel, 10 N.W. Minnesota Ave., Bend; 541-306-3988, info@highdesertchambermusic.com or www.highdesertchambermusic.com.
“SORDID LIVES”: Stage Right Productions presents the black comedy about a woman whose death causes chaos in a Texas town; $18 or $16 students and seniors in advance, $20 at the door; 8 p.m.; 2nd Street Theater, 220 N.E. Lafayette Ave., Bend; 541-312-9626 or www.2ndstreettheater.com.
AN EVENING WITH LINDSEY BUCKINGHAM: The Fleetwood Mac guitarist and songwriter performs; $96 or $62; 8 p.m., doors open 7 p.m.; Tower Theatre, 835 N.W. Wall St., Bend; 541-317-0700 or www.towertheatre.org.

5/18 Friday
PLANT SALE: The Redmond Garden Club hosts its annual plant sale of annuals, perennials, shrubs and vegetables; proceeds benefit community projects sponsored by the club; free admission; noon-6 p.m.; 2614 S.W. Quartz Ave., Redmond; 541-788-8510 or http://redmondoregongardenclub.org.
LINDY GRAVELLE: Country and pop; 7 p.m.; Brassie’s Bar at Eagle Crest Resort, 1522 Cline Falls Road, Redmond; 541-548-4220.
“SORDID LIVES”: Stage Right Productions presents the black comedy about a woman whose death causes chaos in a Texas town; $18 or $16 students and seniors in advance, $20 at the door. 8 p.m.; 2nd Street Theater, 220 N.E. Lafayette Ave., Bend; 541-312-9626 or www.2ndstreettheater.com.

5/19 Saturday
PLANT SALE: The Redmond Garden Club hosts its annual plant sale of annuals, perennials, shrubs and vegetables; proceeds benefit community projects sponsored by the club; free admission; 9 a.m.-3 p.m.; 2614 S.W. Quartz Ave., Redmond; 541-788-8510 or http://redmondoregongardenclub.org.
 POLE PEDAL PADDLE: Participants will race through multiple sports from Mt. Bachelor to Bend; the Les Schwab Amphitheater, which marks the end of the race, will host a festival with music and vendor booths; free for spectators; 9:15 a.m. start time on Mt. Bachelor; 10:45 a.m. booths open; Les Schwab Amphitheater, 344 S.W. Shevlin Hixon Drive, Bend; 541-388-0002 or www.mbsef.org.
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 SATURDAY MARKET: Vendors sell arts and crafts; free admission; 11 a.m.-4 p.m.; Ambiance Art Co-op, 435 Evergreen Ave.; 541-480-7197.
PRINEVILLE RESERVOIR STAR PARTY: Professional and amateur astronomers share telescopes with novice stargazers, preceded by a night sky tour; daytime activities include exhibits, activities and presentations; free; 1 p.m., star gazing begins at 10 p.m.; Prineville Reservoir State Park, 19020 S.E. Parkland Drive; 541-923-7551.
COOL CATS CASINO NIGHTS: Featuring casino games, a silent auction, food and more; proceeds benefit the Humane Society of Redmond; $25; 6-10 p.m.; Eagle Crest Resort, Conference Center, 1522 Cline Falls Road, Redmond; 541-923-0882 or www.redmondhumane.org.
MIKE BIGGERS: With Bo Reynolds and Deb Yager; 7 p.m.; Brassie’s Bar at Eagle Crest Resort, 1522 Cline Falls Road, Redmond; 541-548-4220.
JUSTUS: Classic rock; 7:30 p.m.; Checkers Pub, 329 S.W. Sixth St., Redmond; 541-548-3731.
“SORDID LIVES”: Stage Right Productions presents the black comedy about a woman whose death causes chaos in a Texas town; $18 or $16 students and seniors in advance, $20 at the door; 8 p.m.; 2nd Street Theater, 220 N.E. Lafayette Ave., Bend; 541-312-9626 or www.2ndstreettheater.com.
PURE PRAIRIE LEAGUE: The country-rock band performs; $35 or $40, $50 VIP; 8 p.m.; Tower Theatre, 835 N.W. Wall St., Bend; 541-317-0700 or www.towertheatre.org.
SHOVELBELT: Rock; 8 p.m.; Big T’s, 413 S.W. Glacier Ave., Redmond.

5/21 Monday
LIFE ART CLASS: Clothed models, every Monday through May 28; high school students free, adults $5 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.homeownershipcenter.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 or541-848-7523.

5/22 Tuesday
THE SPITTIN COBRAS: With High Desert Hooligans, the Confederats; rock; $3; 8 p.m.; Big T’s, 413 S.W. Glacier Ave., Redmond.

5/23 Wednesday
park and rec: Redmond Area Park and Recreation District meetings; 6:30 a.m., RAPRD Contract Review Board meeting to consider a contract for the High Desert Activity Center; 6:30 p.m. RAPRD Budget Committee meeting; public comment welcome; both meeetings at 465 S.W. Rimrock Way; agenda at www.raprd.org.

5/24 Thursday
AUTHOR PRESENTATION: Central Oregon Writers Guild features Bend author Sharon Duerst. Duerst’s first novel, “Mending Stone,” is the haunting tale of a woman who experiences loss and betrayal but in her search for answers finds friendship, love and hope. Duerst will talk about her writer’s journey, from the riveting scene in her mind that prompted her to begin her novel to its eventual publication; free; 6:30-9 p.m.; Redmond Public Library, 827 S.W. Deschutes Ave.; 541-923-0896, elsiemariewrites@gmail.com or www.centraloregonwritersguild.com.
ACCELERATE BEND KICKOFF: Learn about Bend 2030 Vision accomplishments and discuss your vision for Bend; registration requested; free; 7 p.m., doors open 6:15 p.m.; Tower Theatre, 835 N.W. Wall St.; 541-317-0700 or www.towertheatre.org.

5/25 Friday
THE SHINS: The indie rock band performs, with The Head and The Heart and Blind Pilot; $35 plus fees; 6 p.m., doors open 5 p.m.; Les Schwab Amphitheater, 344 S.W. Shevlin Hixon Drive, Bend; 541-318-5457 or www.bendconcerts.com.
LINDY GRAVELLE: Country and pop; 7 p.m.; Brassie’s Bar at Eagle Crest Resort, 1522 Cline Falls Road, Redmond; 541-548-4220.

5/26 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 SATURDAY MARKET: Vendors sell arts and crafts; free admission; 11 a.m.-4 p.m.; Ambiance Art Co-op, 435 Evergreen Ave.; 541-480-7197.
TENACIOUS D: The mock-rock band performs, with The Sights; $39 plus fees; 6:30 p.m., doors open 5 p.m.; Les Schwab Amphitheater, 344 S.W. Shevlin Hixon Drive, Bend; 541-318-5457 or www.bendconcerts.com.
LINDY GRAVELLE: Country and pop; 7 p.m.; Brassie’s Bar at Eagle Crest Resort, 1522 Cline Falls Road, Redmond; 541-548-4220.

5/27 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.
BECK: The anti-folk rocker performs, with Metric; $41 plus fees; 6:30 p.m., doors open 5 p.m.; Les Schwab Amphitheater, 344 S.W. Shevlin Hixon Drive, Bend; 541-318-5457 or www.bendconcerts.com.


Freeze the bounty of the garden
Freezing the extras from your favorite farmer, your own garden’s bounty, or preparing food for quick preparation or ready-to-eat meals can be easy and rewarding.
Learn the principles of high quality freezing and how to enjoy some of your favorite foods year-round by practicing safe preparation of foods at a hands-on workshop led by OSU Extension Master Food Preserver Bob Chandler.
The class will be held on Thursday, May 24, at the OSU Deschutes County Extension office at the Fairgrounds in Redmond, from 9 a.m. to noon. Cost of the workshop is $15. The registration fee includes products made in the lab and how-to booklets. Class size is limited, and the deadline for registration is May 22. Call to register at the OSU Deschutes County Extension office at 541-548-6088 or email glenda.hyde@oregon
state.edu.
Not all food preservation recipes are safe. 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.oregon
state.edu/fch/food-preser
vation.

Artists needed for 2 shows
Redmond Municipal Airport will host an art show, titled “Western Summer,” May 21 through Sept. 17, and is seeking art pieces from local artists.
The art will be displayed throughout the terminal and available for viewing by the public and traveling passengers. These works will be available for purchase.
Artists who are interested in having their work considered should deliver their framed art piece to the Airport Administration Office on May 16 or 17, between the hours of 8:30 and 11:30 a.m. or 1:30 and 3:30 p.m. Artwork must be framed and ready for hanging. As this is a juried show, not all pieces will be displayed.
For additional information, visit www.flyrdm.com and click on Art Show.
Community members have an opportunity to have their artwork selected to hang at St. Charles Redmond. Children will also have a show sometime during each year.
Contact Carol Jacquet at 541-504-8482 for more information.

Tractor safety for teens
A three-day Central Oregon Farm and Tractor Safety Training and Certification Course, sponsored by the OSU Extension Service, will be offered June 18-20 at the Deschutes County Fairgrounds and Expo Center in Redmond. Training will include classroom work as well as hands-on experience with a variety of tractors and implements. Home study coursework is required prior to the beginning of class.
The class is open to those who will be 14 to 17 years of age during the upcoming agricultural season. The cost for the training is $50. The registration deadline is June 8 and class size is limited. Call 541-548-6088 or email reaza.mansur @ oregonstate.edu for more information.

The Sound of Music
Redmond High School enters its second week of the timeless musical “The Sound of Music.
Performances are at 7 p.m. May 17-19, with a special sing-a-long matinee May 19 at 2 p.m.
Reserved seating allows attendees to select their seats prior to the show; prices are $10 for students/seniors and $12 for adults.
These tickets can be purchased online at http://seatyourself.biz/redmondhs or by going the box office located in Redmond High’s main office.
General admission tickets can be purchased at the box office or at the
door; $8 for students/seniors and $10 for adults before the show and $10/$12 at the door.

Shakespeare in the Park
Tickets are now on sale for Romeo & Juliet, to be performed Aug. 23, 24 and 25 in Drake Park.
The play will be directed by Jon Kretzu, associate artistic director at Artists Repertory Theatre in Portland, and acted by players from Bend-based Cat Call Productions. This intimate outdoor play is Lay It Out Events’ second annual Shakespeare in the Park in Bend, which produced A Midsummer Night’s Dream in 2011.
Shakespeare in the Park will donate a portion of the event’s proceeds to Arts Central, the regional Arts Council of Central Oregon. Last year, Shakespeare in the Park donated $5,000 to support Arts Central’s Cultural Advocacy Partnership initiative.
Tickets are $20-$75, available at www.bendticket.com.

Kids theater camp set for August
Innovation Theatre Works (ITW) has announced that The Young Artists Theatre Conservatory will hold its first Summer Theatre Camp Intensive in August.
The summer camp will be held at ITW four days per week for two weeks, with the goal of putting on a production in each age group at the end of the camp.
The cost of the camp is $199 per student with a maximum of 12 students per age bracket. The camp will be held at ITW from Aug. 6-16, Monday through Thursday, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Students will be responsible for their own transportation to and from camp.
Age brackets will be broken down as follows: 6-8, 9-11, 12-15/16. Each age bracket will rotate through a morning session of fun and interactive classes in voice, movement, acting and other theatrical essentials. After lunch break, each age bracket will concentrate on the production of the play they will be working on. Final plays will be presented to the public on Saturday morning, Aug. 18. In addition, members of the local theatrical and film community will be invited to attend to view the progress of the young thespians.
ITW is located at 1155 S.W. Division St. in Bend. For more information and to register for the summer camp, call 541-977-5677 or email brad@innovationtw.org.