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.

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