May 22, 2012

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.

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