September 25, 2012

Event calendar



9/26 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.; 145 S.E. Salmon Ave.; agenda at www.redmond.k12.or.us.
LEGO BLOCK PARTY: Ages 6 and up. Read! Build! Play! Start with a little inspiration, and then build away. The sky is the limit. This is a new program, and donations are gratefully accepted; 2:30 p.m.; Redmond Public Library, 827 S.W. Deschutes Ave.; 541-312-1055.

9/27 Thursday
TODDLIN’ TALES STORY TIME: Stories, songs and rhymes, 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.
usda: An informational meeting about claims in a discrimination lawsuit regarding farm loans and female or Hispanic
farmers is free and open to the public; information about the process of
filing a claim will be presented; 5 p.m.; Redmond Comfort Suites; 2243 S.W. Yew Ave.; 503-692-3688 or kent.willett@or.usda.gov.
 golf: Juniper Golf Commission meeting; public welcome; 2 p.m.; Juniper clubhouse; 1938 S.W. Elkhorn Ave.; agenda at www.ci.redmond.or.us.
“HOW DID WE GET HERE” LECTURE SERIES: Featuring a presentation on “What Makes us Human?”; $10, $8 Sunriver Nature Center members, $3 students, $50 for series; 6:30 p.m.; Central Oregon Community College, Hitchcock Auditorium, 2600 N.W. College Way, Bend; 541-593-4394.
CENTRAL OREGON WRITERS GUILD MEETING: Building 3 Room 306. Redmond author Paty Jager speaks on “Promotion 101: How Authors Can Successfully Promote Their Writing.”; free; 6:30-9 p.m.; Central Oregon Community College, Redmond campus, 2030 S.E. College Loop, Redmond; 541-923-0896, www.CentralOregonWriters
Guild.com or www. central
oregonwritersguild.com.

9/28 Friday
KNOW INTERNET FOR BEGINNERS: Free; 3-4:30 p.m.; Redmond Public Library, 827 S.W. Deschutes Ave.; 541-312-1050.
A CELEBRATION OF FRIENDSHIP AND COMEDY: Perform and listen to stand-up comedy, food and drinks provided; proceeds benefit Innovation Theatre Works; registration requested; $20 suggested donation; 6-10 p.m.; Innovation Theatre Works, 1155 S.W. Division St., Bend; 541-312-3098, pdelruth@gmail.com or www.innovationtw.org.
 CRAZY EIGHTS AUTHOR TOUR: Eight Oregon authors will speak, for five minutes each, about their life and works; free; 6:30 p.m.; Paulina Springs Books, 422 S.W. Sixth St., Redmond; 541-526-1491.

9/29 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.
PASSPORT TO THE ARTS: Take a “passport” and tour downtown art sculptures; with live music and vendors; passports benefit public art purchases; $25 for passport; 10 a.m.-4 p.m.; Centennial Park, Seventh Street and Evergreen Avenue, Redmond; 541-923-7763 or jaclyn.abslag@ci.redmond.or.us.
ROCKTOBERFEST: Featuring classic rock music, German food and drinks; proceeds benefit Trinity Lutheran School’s music program; reservations requested; $25; 4-8 p.m.; Faith, Hope and Charity Vineyards, 70455 N.W. Lower Bridge Way, Terrebonne; 541-383-1850 or jon.vevia@saints.org.
MATT BORDEN: 8 p.m.; Checkers Pub, 329 S.W. 6th St., Redmond; 541-548-3731.

10/2 Tuesday
CANDIDATE’S FORUM: The League of Women Voters of Deschutes County and the Deschutes County Public Library are co-sponsoring a public candidate forum for State Senate District 27 and State Representative District 54; 5:15-6:30 p.m.; Downtown Bend Public Library, Brooks Room, 601 N.W. Wall St.; 541-617-7040.
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 Commission meeting; public welcome; 6:30 p.m.; 716 S.W. Evergreen Ave.; agenda at www.ci.redmond.or.us.

10/3 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.

10/4 Thursday
TODDLIN’ TALES STORY TIME: Stories, songs and rhymes, 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.
SPIRIT STORIES: A performance of “Spirit Stories: Readings from the poetic drama of William Butler Yeats”; featuring “Purgatory” and “At the Hawk’s Well”; $5 suggested donation; 7 p.m.; Innovation Theatre Works, 1155 S.W. Division St., Bend; 541-504-6721.

10/5 Friday
SPIRIT STORIES: A performance of “Spirit Stories: Readings from the poetic drama of William Butler Yeats”; featuring “Purgatory” and “At the Hawk’s Well”; $5 suggested donation; 7 p.m.; Innovation Theatre Works, 1155 S.W. Division St., Bend; 541-504-6721.
“WE, A COLLECTION OF INDIVIDUALS” AND “ACT NATURAL”: A screening of the Red Bull Media ski film, followed by a screening of the ski/snowboard film “Act Natural”; $13.50 plus fees; 7:30 p.m., doors open at 6:30 p.m.; Tower Theatre, 835 N.W. Wall St., Bend; 541-317-0700 or www.towertheatre.org.

10/6 Saturday
ADAPTIVE FAMILY SWIM: An opportunity to play with your children, meet some of their schoolmates and connect with other families. All family members are encouraged to attend; $12 per family; 9-10 a.m.; Redmond Area Park and Recreation District, Activity Center, 335 S.E. Jackson St.; 541-548-7275.
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.
 AUTHOR PRESENTATION: Keith Scribner talks about his book “The Oregon Experiment”; free; 6:30 p.m.; Paulina Springs Books, 422 S.W. Sixth St., Redmond; 541-526-1491.

The Spokesman welcomes event information for its community calendar; submissions are limited to nonprofit, free and live entertainment events. Deadline is Wednesday at 5 p.m. for the following Wednesday’s paper. Items are published on a space-available basis and may be edited. Contact us at news@redmond spokesman.com or fax 541-548-3203.

Youth organization begins fundraising
Boys & Girls Clubs of Central Oregon has kicked off its annual “It Just Takes One” campaign to raise funds for the clubs’ after-school programs and scholarship funds for youth, ages 6-18, living in Deschutes County. Scheduled to run through Nov. 30, the campaign seeks donations primarily from individuals.
The campaign’s goal is to raise $100,000 for the clubs’ annual operating budget. Kate Bailey, board president, said in a news release, “We are proud to announce that, to date, our campaign has 100 percent of our board members and staff participation. All we need now is the rest of our community to show their support and we will be able to reach, maybe even exceed, our goal. It just takes one gift to make a difference in one life.”
 To make a donation or to volunteer, contact the Boys & Girls Club office at 541-617-2877 or visit www.bgcco.org.

Activities for non-school days
On Friday, Oct. 12, students will enjoy a trip to the pumpkin patch, from 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Transportation will be provided from the RAPRD Activity Center. Bring a sack lunch. Cost is $20.
On Oct. 12, a recreational swim will be held at the Cascade Swim Center from 1 to 3:45 p.m.
For more information call 541-548-7275 or visit www.raprd.org.

Oktoberfest comes to Redmond VFW
The VFW Oktoberfest food drive, dinner and dance is scheduled for Oct. 13, with dinner at 5:30 p.m. and music and dancing at 6:30 p.m. The event is open to the public and there will be door prize drawings.
Dinner is $10; music and dancing is $3. Bring a nonperishable donation, canned or boxed goods, paper and/or hygiene products and receive a $2 discount on meal. Reservations for dinner are required. Call 541-548-4108 or 541-923-8591.
This is a benefit event to replenish the VFW food pantry for veterans and families.
An authentic German meal by VFW Chef Joselyn will be served .
Anyone wanting to donate to the VFW food pantry may do so by contacting Valorie at 541-923-8591 to make arrangements.

Get educated thru COCC
The Continuing Education department of Central Oregon Community College offers a variety of classes including instruction in computer software programs and jewelry making. Learn more at http://noncredit.cocc.edu or 541-383-7270.

Kiwanis annual live auction Oktoberfest
The fifth annual Redmond Kiwanis Oktoberfest Auction will raise funds for the Redmond Boys and Girls Club. Redmond Kiwanis has been focusing on the needs of children in the community since 1937.
The fun begins at 5:30 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 13, at the St. Thomas Academy Convention Center at 19th and Maple with beer and wine, brats and bids. Anyone 21 years or older is invited. Admission is $25, including brats, trimmings and beer or wine. Corporate tables are available for $400. Tickets are available via PayPal at www.redmondkiwanis.org.
After an attendance of approximately 250 last year, Kiwanis is expecting a capacity crowd of 300 this year, so advance purchase of tickets is recommended.
For more information call Noah von Borstel at 541-980-2040.

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