May 29, 2012

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.

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