July 24, 2012

Event Calendar


7/25
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.
MUSIC ON THE GREEN: Featuring rock music by the Soul Benders; vendors available; free; 6-7:30 p.m.; Sam Johnson Park, Southwest 15th Street, Redmond; 541-923-5191 or http://visitredmondoregon.com.
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.
RICHARD GREEN: The singer-songwriter performs; free; 7 p.m.; Niblick and Greene’s, 7535 Falcon Crest Drive #100, Redmond; 541-548-4220.

7/26
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.
DO-IT-YOURSELF SPA DAY: For ages 12-17. Create a variety of bath and beauty treatments; supplies provided; 2-3:30 p.m.; Redmond Public Library, 827 S.W. Deschutes Ave.; 541-330-3764 or chandrav@deschuteslibrary.org.
golf commission: Juniper Golf  Commission meeting; public welcome; 2 p.m.; clubhouse at 1938 S.W. Elkhorn Ave.; agenda at www.ci.redmond.or.us.
INDIGENOUS SOLIDARITY SPEAKING TOUR: Learn about a proposed pipeline which is being blockaded by clans from the Wetsu’wet’en First Nation; donations of food accepted; free; 4 p.m.; Tin Pan Theater, 869 N.W. Tin Pan Alley, Bend; 541-241-2271.
RICHARD GREEN: The singer-songwriter performs; free; 7 p.m.; Niblick and Greene’s, 7535 Falcon Crest Drive #100, Redmond; 541-548-4220.
 OTTMAR LIEBERT: The rock, jazz and flamenco guitarist performs; $29 or $39, plus fees; 7:30 p.m.; Tower Theatre, 835 N.W. Wall St., Bend; 541-317-0700 or www.towertheatre.org.

7/27
Friday
RUMMAGE SALE FUNDRAISER: Proceeds benefit the St. Thomas Altar Society; free admission; 9 a.m.-3 p.m.; St. Thomas Parish Center Gym, 1755 N.W. Maple Ave., Redmond; 541-923-3390.
RICHARD GREEN: The singer-songwriter performs; free; 7 p.m.; Niblick and Greene’s, 7535 Falcon Crest Drive #100, Redmond; 541-548-4220.
IMPROV SHOW: Featuring a performance by Bend Improv Group; $8 in advance, $10 at the door; 8 p.m.; 2nd Street Theater, 220 N.E. Lafayette Ave., Bend; 541-728-1237, mightyjustice@gmail.com or http://goo.gl/iDwKp.

7/28
Saturday
RUMMAGE SALE FUNDRAISER: Proceeds benefit the St. Thomas Altar Society; free admission; 9 a.m.-noon; St. Thomas Parish Center Gym, 1755 N.W. Maple Ave., Redmond; 541-923-3390.
VOLLEYBALL FOR BABIES: Volleyball competition; proceeds benefit March of Dimes and Bend Beach Volleyball courts; $20; 9 a.m.-3 p.m.; sand volleyball courts, across from Les Schwab Amphitheater, Bend; 541-419-3004 or marbell1@yahoo.com.
BEER FOR BOOBIES: Event features live music, a silent auction and a men’s best-chest competition; proceeds benefit Sara’s Project; free admission; 5-10 p.m.; Cross Creek Cafe, 507 SW 8th St., Redmond; 541-548-2883.
RICHARD GREEN: The singer-songwriter performs; free; 7 p.m.; Niblick and Greene’s, 7535 Falcon Crest Drive #100, Redmond; 541-548-4220.
BOBBY LINDSTROM: Rock and blues; 8 p.m.; Checkers Pub, 329 S.W. 6th St., Redmond; 541-548-3731.

7/29
Sunday
SUMMER SUNDAY CONCERT: The roots music act Paul Thorn performs; free; 2:30-4:30 p.m.; Les Schwab Amphitheater, 344 S.W. Shevlin Hixon Drive, Bend; 541-322-9383 or www.bendconcerts.com.

7/31
Tuesday
LET’S GO BATTY: For ages 6-11. Discover these numerous but shy neighbors with great bat stories and bat activities. Create a bat model that flies; 10:30 a.m.; Redmond Public Library, 827 S.W. Deschutes Ave.; 541-312-1055.
REDMOND FARMERS MARKET: Free admission; 2-6:30 p.m.; Centennial Park, Seventh Street and Evergreen Avenue; 541-550-0066 or redmondfarmersmarket1@hotmail.com.
city council: Redmond City Council meeting; public welcome; 6:45 a.m.; city hall, 777 S.W. Deschutes Ave.; agenda at www.ci.redmond.or.us.
TUESDAY MARKET AT EAGLE CREST: Free admission; 2-6 p.m.; Eagle Crest Resort, 1522 Cline Falls Road, Redmond; 541-633-9637 or info@sustainableflame.com.
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. Find answers to your e-reader questions. Every Tuesday. No registration required; 3 p.m.; Redmond Public Library, 827 S.W. Deschutes Ave.; 541-312-1050.

8/1
Wednesday
DESCHUTES COUNTY FAIR: The annual event includes rides, exhibits, food, games and more; $10, $6 ages 6-12 and 62 and older, free ages 5 and younger; 10 a.m.-10 p.m.; Deschutes County Fair & Expo Center, 3800 S.W. Airport Way, Redmond; 541-548-2711 or www.expo.deschutes.org.
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.
 MUSIC IN THE CANYON: Downhill Ryder performs rock music; free; 5:30-8 p.m.; American Legion Community Park, 850 S.W. Rimrock Way, Redmond; www.musicinthecanyon.com.
DESCHUTES COUNTY RODEO: Northwest Professional Rodeo Association-sanctioned performance features riding, roping, tying and more; free with admission to the Deschutes County Fair; 6:30 p.m.; Deschutes County Fair & Expo Center, 3800 S.W. Airport Way, Redmond; 541-548-2711 or www.expo.deschutes.org.
CHRIS YOUNG: The country act performs during the fair; free with fair admission; 7 p.m.; Deschutes County Fair & Expo Center, 3800 S.W. Airport Way, Redmond; 541-548-2711 or www.expo.deschutes.org.

8/2
Thursday
DESCHUTES COUNTY FAIR: The annual event includes rides, exhibits, food, games and more; $10, $6 ages 6-12 and 62 and older, free ages 5 and younger; 10 a.m.-10 p.m.; Deschutes County Fair & Expo Center, 3800 S.W. Airport Way, Redmond; 541-548-2711 or www.expo.deschutes.org.
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.
DESCHUTES COUNTY RODEO: Northwest Professional Rodeo Association-sanctioned performance features riding, roping, tying and more; free with admission to the Deschutes County Fair; 6:30 p.m.; Deschutes County Fair & Expo Center, 3800 S.W. Airport Way, Redmond; 541-548-2711 or www.expo.deschutes.org.
 AN EVENING WITH HOT TUNA: The bluegrass rock band performs; $35-$45 in advance, $40-$50 day of show; 7 p.m., doors open 6 p.m.; Tower Theatre, 835 N.W. Wall St., Bend; 541-317-0700 or www.randompresents.com.
UNCLE KRACKER: The rock act performs during the fair; free with fair admission; 7 p.m.; Deschutes County Fair & Expo Center, 3800 S.W. Airport Way, Redmond; 541-548-2711 or www.expo.deschutes.org.

8/3
Friday
DESCHUTES COUNTY FAIR: The annual event includes rides, exhibits, food, games and more; $10, $6 ages 6-12 and 62 and older, free ages 5 and younger; 10 a.m.-11 p.m.; Deschutes County Fair & Expo Center, 3800 S.W. Airport Way, Redmond; 541-548-2711 or www.expo.deschutes.org.

55-and over driving class
An AARP Driver Safety class will be offered Aug. 13 at the Redmond Senior Center. Classes are from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. with an hour off for lunch. The cost is $12 for AARP members and $14 for non-members. To enroll, call 541-548-6325.
The AARP Driver Safety Program is a nationwide class, Oregon DMV-accredited, six-hour defensive driving program focused on Oregon traffic laws in an ever changing driving environment. 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.

Summer car shows
The 19th annual Drifter’s Car Club Harvest Run will be held Aug. 17 and 18. Close to 200 vehicles, including classic and antique autos, hot rods, customs, and more will be on display. The show will be held downtown Redmond in the vicinity of Centennial Park.
The event will begin at 6 p.m. Friday, Aug. 17, and will feature a barbecue, Cruise In, Rock 'n’ Roll “oldies” by popular DJ Duke Edwards, dancing and more. An unsanctioned cruise through downtown Redmond, beginning at approximately 8 p.m., will round out the evening.
The Run continues at 10 a.m. Saturday, Aug. 18, with a Show and Shine, music, Gravity Grand Prix, Poker Walk, a raffle with the opportunity to win fabulous prizes, kids games, and much more.
Spectator admission both days is free. There is a nominal fee to enter the car show. The Drifter’s Harvest Run is a benefit for Make A Wish Foundation of Oregon, Hospice of Redmond and Sisters, and Sparrow Clubs. All of the profits will be donated to these groups.
The Drifters Car Club encourages the preservation and promotion of classic and antique vehicles. It is a family club and invites participation by all who enjoy this hobby. Members do not have to own a specialty vehicle to join.
For more information, and to obtain an entry form for this event, contact Jim Larsen at 541-548-6329.
Bethlehem Inn and the Central Oregon Classic Chevy Club will present the third annual Rod and Custom Car Show on the grounds of the Bethlehem Inn on Friday, Aug. 24, from 5 to 8 p.m. The Inn is located at 3705 N. Hwy. 97 in Bend (behind Midas Tires).
The public is invited to enjoy the display of vintage vehicles, while supporting the Bethlehem Inn, Central Oregon’s only homeless shelter. Collectors are invited to display classic cars, trucks and motorcycles of all vintage. A suggested donation of $15 for vehicle participants and guests will benefit the inn’s program, providing shelter, meals and support services to families and individuals experiencing homelessness. This fun event includes cars, food, raffle prizes, music and much more.
The Bethlehem Inn provided shelter, food and support to 786 individuals and children last year; 60,000 meals were served to those in crisis. Another 200 non-residents received food and support services. To learn more about the Bethlehem Inn please call 541-322-8768 or visit www.bethleheminn.org. Donations may also be mailed to Bethlehem Inn, P.O. Box 8540, Bend, OR 97708.

Sprint triathlon sign-ups
If you haven’t signed up for the Rat Race 2012, scheduled for Aug. 11, there is still time.
This is a pool-based sprint triathlon that is centered around Redmond’s Cascade Swim Center. The race consists of a 500-meter swim, a 12-mile bike ride and a 5K/10K run. Both individual and team competitors are welcome. Registration is available at www.racetherat.com.
The Lil’ RAT Kids Race is for children 10 years and younger. This untimed event is a great way to introduce young children to triathlons and encourage physical activity. All children under 5 are encouraged to compete in the obstacle course only. This event takes place at Sam Johnson Park shortly after the adult competition has ended.

Artists grants and fellowships
The Oregon Arts Commission will offer two funding programs for Oregon artists in 2013: Career Opportunity Grants and Artist Fellowships.
Career Opportunity Grants offer up to $1,500 and enable artists of all disciplines to take advantage of unique opportunities to advance their careers. Grants can fund opportunities such as exhibits in national and international venues, or participation in conferences or workshops to expand artists’ knowledge base.
Through a partnership with The Ford Family Foundation, additional support is available to visual artists. Reviewed in combination with the Career Opportunity Grant requests, these additional grants range from $1,500 to $7,500 and aid mid-career Oregon visual artists in the creation, production or exhibition of their work.
There are three online deadlines for applications: Aug. 15, 2012; Dec. 17, 2012; April 15, 2013.
Applications are accepted only online at http://www.oregonartscommission.org/support_for_the_arts/grants/grant_inds.php.
Artist Fellowships are $3,000 awards that recognize the achievements of Oregon artists and the contributions they make to the cultural health of the state. The FY13 program is open to artists involved in performing and literary arts. In FY14 visual artists, craftspeople and designers may apply.Fellowship applications are due on Oct. 15, 2012, and must be submitted online. The application form is available now. The guidelines may be reviewed at http://www.oregonartscommission.org/support_for_the_arts/grants/grant_inds.php.
To learn about the work of prior fellows or career opportunity grantees, visit the Creative Oregon section of the Commission’s website at http://www.oregonartscommission.org/creative_oregon/stories/.

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