4.06.2010

Event calendar

Register for Sunrise Classic
The deadline for applications to become an official charity for the Smith Rock Sunrise Summer Classic Half Marathon is April 7. Information and applications are available online at www.smithrockrace.com. Application deadline for the Cascade Lakes Relay is April 15. All interested Central Oregon nonprofit organizations are encouraged to apply. Information: rosemary@smithrockrace.com.

Enroll in 4-H
Enrollment into 4-H is still open. There are opportunities in cooking, sewing, photography, leathercraft, entomology, livestock, horse, small animal, dog, shooting sports, natural resources or just belonging to a youth development organization and learning and practicing leadership, sportsmanship, and other life skills and to have fun. Cost is $60 per family member (first two members), and $25 for each additional member. Scholarships are available. Registration forms are available online at http://extension.oregonstate.edu/deschutes/4-h/forms. Information: Reaza Mansur, 541-548-6088.

RAP Camp accepting applications
Applications are being accepted for the 19th Annual Resources and People (RAP) camp June 13 at Camp Esther Applegate at Lake of the Woods in Southern Oregon. RAP Camp teaches kids ages 13-18 fire ecology, wildlife, forestry, fisheries, archeology, range, wetlands and botany. Camp activities engage students in outdoor pursuits such as hiking, birding, swimming and canoeing. Cost is $150. Financial aid is available. Application deadline is April 27. Information: www.rapcamp.org.

Learn fiscal sense
Financial Peace University (FPU), a 13-week program taught by Dave Ramsey, will be held Mondays, 6 p.m., at the Bridge Church of the Nazarene, 2398 W. Antler Ave., Redmond, starting April 12. The program teaches families and individuals how to handle their money through common-sense principles and small group accountability. Information: 888-227-3223 or visit www.daveramsey.com.

Quilt raffle
The Crooked River Ranch Fire Volunteer Association and Fire Auxiliary are raffling off a queen size quilt. The quilt is on display at the CRR Fire Station. Tickets are $2 each or three for $5 and can be purchased at the fire station or from any firefighter or member of the auxiliary. The drawing will be held Sept. 5. Proceeds will be used to establish a fund to help CRR firefighters and their families during an emergency.

WEDNESDAY
April 7
HAPPY FEET: Parachutes and tumbling for ages 3 to 5; $3; 1-1:45 p.m.; Redmond Area Park and Recreation District, Activity Center, 335 S.E. Jackson St., Redmond; 541-548-7275.
HOUSE OF FLOYD: Pink Floyd tribute band performs, with lasers, lights and video; $26 in advance, $29 day of show; 7 p.m.; Tower Theatre, 835 N.W. Wall St., Bend; 541-317-0700, info@houseoffloyd.com or www.towertheatre.org.

THURSDAY
April 8
TEEN THURSDAY DRAWING LAB: Plenty of drawing books will be available for inspiration. Snacks provided. Grades 6 through 12; free; 3:15-4:45 p.m.; Redmond Public Library, 827 S.W. Deschutes Ave., Redmond; 541-312-1063.
LUPUS AND FIBROMYALGIA SUPPORT GROUP: This will be the last meeting until further notice; free; 7 p.m.; Redmond Public Library, 827 S.W. Deschutes Ave., Redmond; Pat,541-526-1375.
CENTENNIAL: Redmond Cenennial Advisory Committee meeting, public welcome; 5 p.m.; conference room A, 716 S.W. Evergreen Ave.; agenda at www.ci.redmond.or.us.

FRIDAY
April 9
“GETTING STARTED WITH GMAIL”: Must have familiarity with Windows operating system and Internet Explorer. Preregistration required; free; 9-10:30 a.m.; Redmond Public Library, 827 S.W. Deschutes Ave., Redmond; 541-312-1055 or jenniferp@dpls.us.
EARNED INCOME TAX CREDITS PREPARATION SESSION: Presented by Partnership to End Poverty. For Central Oregonians who are eligible for EITC. Offers access to TaxWise Online. Registration requested; free; 10 a.m.-4 p.m.; M.A. Lynch Elementary School, 1314 S.W. Kalama Ave., Redmond; 541-504-1389 or www.yourmoneyback.org.
FLEA MARKET: Terrebonne Grange flea market, 9 a.m.-5 p.m.; jewelry, art and lots of other items; lunch available; corner 11th and B Avenue.
MY OWN TWO HANDS: Art event, themed “Traveling Light,” features a parade and art stroll throughout Sisters, and a performing arts evening at Bronco Billy’s Ranch Grill and Saloon; proceeds benefit the Sisters Americana Project; chili feed is $10 with chili, $5 without chili; 4 p.m. parade, 4:30 p.m. art stroll, 6:30 p.m. performing arts; downtown Sisters; 541-549-4979, info@sistersfolkfestival.org or www.sistersfolkfestival.org.
LIVE MUSIC: Performance by Lindy Gravelle; free; 6-8:30 p.m.; WineStyles, 249 N.W. Sixth St., Suite 1, Redmond; 541-526-0489.

SATURDAY
April 10
TRASHFORMATIONS: Pakit Liquidators hosts a 36-hour art-making event centered on making new creations from reused and recycled materials; raw materials provided; participants should bring tools and fasteners; registration required; proceeds benefit Bend’s Community Center; free for spectators, $20 adults or $10 children to compete; 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. April 11; Pakit Liquidators, 903 S.E. Armour Drive, Bend; 541-280-9301 or sacredbuffalo@gmail.com.
FLEA MARKET: Terrebonne Grange flea market, 9 a.m.-4 p.m.; jewelry, art and lots of other items; lunch available; corner 11th and B Avenue.
VACCINATION CLINIC: Bring dogs and cats for vaccinations; proceeds benefit the Humane Society of Redmond; $20 per vaccine, $25 microchip; 10 a.m.-2 p.m.; Oregon Feed & Irrigation, 2215 N. Highway 97, Redmond.
WORKSHOP FOR WRITERS: The Central Oregon Writers Guild will host “Writing Your Book Proposal Workshop.” Award-winning novelist Paty Jager will speak; $8 guild members; $15 nonmembers; 10 a.m.-3 p.m.; Central Oregon Community College, Redmond campus, 2030 S.E. College Loop, Redmond; Lindy Jacobs,541-408-6306 or www.CentralOregonWritersGuild.com.
CENTRAL OREGON SYMPHONY DONOR CONCERT: The Vinca Quartet performs; free for members, or $50 for symphony season membership; 7:30 p.m.; Bend High School, 230 N.E. Sixth St., Bend; 541-317-3941 or www.cosymphony.com or www.vincaquartet.com.
YOM HASHOAH SERVICE: Hosted by Temple Beth Tikvah. The (Holocaust Remembrance) service commemorates the deaths of six million Jews and millions of others, including Roma (Gypsies) and Slavs, political and religious dissidents, disabled, and homosexuals; free; 7:30 p.m.; First United Methodist Church, 680 N.W. Bond St., Bend; 541-385-9953.
COSMIC SWIM: Music, lights and games for middle school students only. Must show student I.D; $2.50; 8-10 p.m.; Cascade Swim Center, 465 S.W. Rimrock Way, Redmond; 541-548-7275.
DOUG BENSON: The stand-up comedian performs; $23 in advance, $28 day of show; 8 p.m.; Tower Theatre, 835 N.W. Wall St., Bend; 541-317-0700 or www.towertheatre.org.

SUNDAY
April 11
CENTRAL OREGON SYMPHONY DONOR CONCERT: The Vinca Quartet performs; free for members, or $50 for symphony season membership; 2 p.m.; Bend High School, 230 N.E. Sixth St., Bend; 541-317-3941 or www.cosymphony.com or www.vincaquartet.com.

MONDAY
April 12
AARP DRIVER SAFETY CLASS: For all ages. Senior citizens may be eligible for an auto insurance discount upon completion; $12 AARP members; $14 nonmembers; Class continues April 13, 8 a.m. to noon.; Redmond Senior Center, 325 N.W. Dogwood Ave., Redmond; 541-548-6325.
URBAN RENEWAL: Downtown Urban Renewal Advisory Committee meeting, public welcome; 5 p.m.; 341 N.W. Dogwood Ave.; agenda at www.ci.redmond.or.us.

TUESDAY
April 13
DULCIMER WORKSHOP: Local Appalachian dulcimer aficionado, Richard Neises, talks about the stringed instrument’s history, as well as demonstrating how to make and play your own. All ages are welcome; free; 6-7 p.m.; Redmond Public Library, 827 S.W. Deschutes Ave., Redmond; 541-312-1051.
CITY COUNCIL: Redmond City Council meeting, public welcome, 6:45 a.m. and 7 p.m.; 777 S.W. Deschutes Ave.; agenda at www.ci.redmond.or.us.

WEDNESDAY
April 14
HORSE-DRAWN AUCTION AND SWAP MEET: Continuous auctions of items including horse and farm gear, antiques, horses and mules, and more; free; noon-6 p.m.; Jefferson County Fairgrounds, 430 S.W. Fairgrounds Road, Madras; 541-549-2064 or www.smallfarmersjournal.com.
“CREDIT MANAGEMENT AND CREDIT REPORTS”: Part of NeighborImpact’s financial fitness series. Learn how to use a credit card responsibly. Preregistration required; free; 5:30-7:30 p.m.; NeighborImpact, 2303 S.W. First St., Redmond; 541-318-7506, ext. 109 or somerh@neighborimpact.org.
RAPRD: Redmond Area Park and Recreation District meeting, public welcome; 6:30 a.m.; 465 S.W. Rimrock Way; agenda at www.raprd.com.
HISTORICAL COMMISSION: Redmond Historical Commission meeting, public welcome; 2 p.m.; 529 S.W. Seventh St.; agenda at www.ci.redmond.or.us.
AIRPORT COMMISSION: Redmond Airport Commission meeting, public welcome; 5:30 p.m.; airport terminal conference room; agenda at www.ci.redmond.or.us.
SCHOOL BOARD: Redmond School District board meeting, public welcome; 5:30 p.m.; 145 S.E. Salmon Ave.; agenda at www.redmond.k12.or.us.
FIRE BOARD: Deschutes County Rural Fire Protection District No. 1 board meeting, public welcome; 7 p.m.; 341 N.W. Dogwood Ave.
BEND INTERNATIONAL COMEDY COMPETITION: Competition preliminary features eight-minute sets by eight comedians, four of which will advance; $25 plus service charges in advance; 9 p.m.; 900 Wall Restaurant and Bar, 900 N.W. Wall St., Bend; 541-323-6295 or www.bendnights.com/bendcomedy.

THURSDAY
April 15
HORSE-DRAWN AUCTION AND SWAP MEET: Continuous auctions of items including horse and farm gear, antiques, horses and mules, and more; free; 8 a.m.-7:30 p.m.; Jefferson County Fairgrounds, 430 S.W. Fairgrounds Road, Madras; 541-549-2064 or www.smallfarmersjournal.com.
RV, BOAT AND ATV SHOW: See new RVs, boats and ATVs; free; 9 a.m.; Deschutes County Fair & Expo Center, 3800 S.W. Airport Way, Redmond; 541-382-5009.
NARFE CENTRAL OREGON MEETING: NARFE Central Oregon Meeting. National Active and Retired Federal Employees Association. This month’s program will feature the federal work experience, with the different agencies of the members present; free; 10 a.m.; Redmond Senior Center, 325 N.W. Dogwood Ave., Redmond; 54541-548-2228.
GAME DAY FOR TEENS: Play Nintendo Wii, Guitar Hero, Rock Band and more. Kids can bring their own games if rated E or T. Grades 6 through 12. Snacks provided; free; 3:15-5:15 p.m.; Redmond Public Library, 827 S.W. Deschutes Ave., Redmond; 541-312-1063.
BEND INTERNATIONAL COMEDY COMPETITION: Competition preliminary features eight-minute sets by eight comedians, four of which will advance; $25 plus service charges in advance; 9 p.m.; 900 Wall Restaurant and Bar, 900 N.W. Wall St., Bend; 541-323-6295 or www.bendnights.com/bendcomedy.

FRIDAY
April 16
HORSE-DRAWN AUCTION AND SWAP MEET: Continuous auctions of items including horse and farm gear, antiques, horses and mules, and more; free; 8 a.m.-9 p.m.; Jefferson County Fairgrounds, 430 S.W. Fairgrounds Road, Madras; 541-549-2064 or www.smallfarmersjournal.com.
“MANAGING YOUR GMAIL ACCOUNT”: Learn how to create group mailing lists, manage folders and attach files. Must have familiarity with Windows operating system,Internet Explorer and Gmail. Preregistration required; free; 9-10:30 a.m.; Redmond Public Library, 827 S.W. Deschutes Ave., Redmond; 541-312-1055 or jenniferp@dpls.us.
RV, BOAT AND ATV SHOW: See new RVs, boats and ATVs; free; 9 a.m.; Deschutes County Fair & Expo Center, 3800 S.W. Airport Way, Redmond; 541-382-5009.

SATURDAY
April 17
HORSE-DRAWN AUCTION AND SWAP MEET: Continuous auctions of items including horse and farm gear, antiques, horses and mules, and more; free; 8 a.m.-5 p.m.; Jefferson County Fairgrounds, 430 S.W. Fairgrounds Road, Madras; 541-549-2064 or www.smallfarmersjournal.com.
100-YEAR CELEBRATION: Celebrate the 100th anniversary of the Boy Scouts of America and learn about scouting; with food, maps and compasses, archery, a silent auction, flag ceremony and more; free; 9 a.m.-3 p.m.; Riverbend Park, Columbia Street and Shevlin Hixon Drive, Bend; 541-388-3807.
RV, BOAT AND ATV SHOW: See new RVs, boats and ATVs; free; 9 a.m.; Deschutes County Fair & Expo Center, 3800 S.W. Airport Way, Redmond; 541-382-5009.
SALMON BAKE: Featuring a flute concert, a showing of the documentary “River of Renewal,” dance performances and a dinner of salmon, bread, beans and more; free, $5 suggested donation for meal; 10 a.m.-4 p.m.; Central Oregon Community College, Campus Center, 2600 N.W. College Way, Bend; http://nativeamerican.cocc.edu.
WALK MS: The Oregon Chapter of the National Multiple Sclerosis Society hosts a 5K walk to raise funds and awareness for the disease; $100 suggested donation; 10 a.m.; Les Schwab Amphitheater, 344 S.W. Shevlin Hixon Drive, Bend; 800-344-4867 or www.walkMSoregon.com.
BEND SPRING FESTIVAL: A celebration of the new season with art, gardening, live music and food and drinks; free; 11 a.m.-10 p.m.; NorthWest Crossing, Mt. Washington and Northwest Crossing drives, Bend; 541-389-0995, inquiry@c3events.com or www.c3events.com.
JAM ON THE HILL: With three heats of boarding, vendors and a DJ; event takes place in the parking lot behind the building; free; noon-3 p.m.; Central Oregon Community College, Boyle Education Center, 2600 N.W. College Way, Bend; www.wix.com/jamonthehill/campus-rail-jam.
BINGO: Doors open at noon. Bingo games are held on the third Saturday of each month. Hosted by RAPRD; minimum buy-in $14; 1 p.m.; Redmond Senior Center, 325 N.W. Dogwood Ave., Redmond; 541-548-7275.

SUNDAY
April 18
RV, BOAT AND ATV SHOW: See new RVs, boats and ATVs; free; 10 a.m.; Deschutes County Fair & Expo Center, 3800 S.W. Airport Way, Redmond; 541-382-5009.
BEND SPRING FESTIVAL: A celebration of the new season with art, gardening, live music and food and drinks; free; 11 a.m.-6 p.m.; NorthWest Crossing, Mt. Washington and Northwest Crossing drives, Bend; 541-389-0995, inquiry@c3events.com or www.c3events.com.
REDMOND COMMUNITY CONCERT ASSOCIATION PERFORMANCE: The Mike Strickland Trio performs an eclectic concert of jazz, classics, blues and more; $50 season ticket, $105 family ticket; 2 p.m.; Redmond High School, 675 S.W. Rimrock Way, Redmond; 541-350-7222 or http://redmondcca.org.

TUESDAY
April 20
“INTRODUCTION TO THE INTERNET”: Learn how to use Internet Explorer, the Web and how to browse the library’s Internet links. Familiarity with Windows operating system required. Preregistration required; free; 9-10:30 a.m.; Redmond Public Library, 827 S.W. Deschutes Ave., Redmond; 541-312-1055 or lesliw@dpls.us.
“ALTERNATE METHODS OF RESEARCH — CASE STUDIES”: Bend Genealogical Society presents a program by Teddie Allison; free; 10 a.m.; Williamson Hall, 2200 N.E. U.S. Highway 20, Bend; 541-317-8978,541-317-9553 or www.orgenweb.org/deschutes/bend-gs.
LOW COST VACCINATION CLINIC: Fundraiser for the Humane Society of Redmond. Clinic for dogs and cats. Cats must be in carriers and dogs on a leash. DHPP, bordetella and rabies for dogs, $20; FVRCP and rabies for cats, $20; microchips $25; licenses $12 for neutered dogs and $27 for unneutered dogs; 10 a.m.-2 p.m.; Oregon Feed & Irrigation, 2215 N. U.S. Highway 97, Redmond; 541-923-0882.
AMERICAN RED CROSS BLOODMOBILE: Blood donations needed; 11 a.m.-4 p.m.; Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, 450 S.W. Rimrock Way, Redmond; 541-548-3684.
TODDLER ART: Tots ages 2 1/2 to 4 will dabble in the world of art with fingers and toes. Wear clothes made to get messy; $5; 12:30-1:15 p.m.; Redmond Area Park and Recreation District, Activity Center, 335 S.E. Jackson St., Redmond; 541-548-7275.

WEDNESDAY
April 21
“BORROWING BASICS”: Part of NeighborImpact’s financial fitness series. Learn about credit and loans. Preregistration required; free; 5:30-7:30 p.m.; NeighborImpact, 2303 S.W. First St., Redmond; 541-318-7506, ext. 109 or somerh@neighborimpact.org.

THURSDAY
April 22
CENTRAL OREGON BUSINESS EXPO: Offers business networking and workshops. Luncheon features speaker Linda Navarro, president and CEO of Oregon Bankers Association, who will discuss “How Did We Get Here and Where Do We Go?”; free to attend; booth space $275 for Central Oregon chamber members and $325 for nonmembers; $15 for luncheon, reservations required; 1-6 p.m., and luncheon runs from 11:45 a.m.-1 p.m.; Deschutes County Fair & Expo Center, 3800 S.W. Airport Way, Redmond; 541-923-5191 or www.cobusinessexpo.com.
TEEN THURSDAY SHOE GRAFFITI: Decorate a shoe with sharpies. Vote for your favorite design. Shoes and snacks provided. Grades 6 through 12; free; 3:15-4:45 p.m.; Redmond Public Library, 827 S.W. Deschutes Ave., Redmond; 541-312-1063.
LIVE CONTRACTOR EDUCATION CLASS: Taught by Dennis and Martha Sargent of Central Oregon Contractor Training. The course satisfies education requirements to take the Oregon contractor’s license test. Preregistration and prepayment required; $275, includes manual; 6-9 p.m., and class continues April 23 and 24 from 8:30 a.m.-5 p.m.; Central Oregon Community College, 2600 N.W. College Way, Bend; 541-383-7290 or http://noncredit.cocc.edu.

FRIDAY
April 23
“GETTING STARTED WITH COMPUTERS AND SOFTWARE”: Covers mouse skills, scrolling and other basic tasks within MS Office programs. Must be able to use a computer mouse. Preregistration required; free; 9-10:30 a.m.; Redmond Public Library, 827 S.W. Deschutes Ave., Redmond; 541-312-1055 or jenniferp@dpls.us.

SATURDAY
April 24
SPRING GARDENING SEMINAR AND GARDEN MARKET: Keynote speaker Gail Langellotto-Rhodaback will talk about Genetically Modified Foods. Classes include hardy perennials, vegetable gardening, raising chickens, food preservation, using conifers in Central Oregon, growing apples, hobby greenhouse, and more; $10 per class; 8 a.m.-4:30 p.m.; Deschutes County Fair & Expo Center, 3800 S.W. Airport Way, Redmond; 541-548-6088 or http://extension.oregonstate.edu/deschutes/.
BEGINNING FLASH ANIMATION CLASS: Learn how to create basic animations in Flash that can be used in Web pages. Preregistration required; $59; 9 a.m.-4 p.m.; Central Oregon Community College, 2600 N.W. College Way, Bend; 541-383-7270 or http://noncredit.cocc.edu.
BRUCE COCKBURN: The Ontario, Canada-based guitarist performs; $37 in advance, $40 day of show; 7 p.m., doors open 6 p.m.; Tower Theatre, 835 N.W. Wall St., Bend; 541-317-0700 or www.towertheatre.org.
COSMIC SWIM: Music, lights and games for middle school students only. Must show student I.D; $2.50; 8-10 p.m.; Cascade Swim Center, 465 S.W. Rimrock Way, Redmond; 541-548-7275.

SUNDAY
April 25
RHS ALUMNI POP CONCERT: Silent auction, prize raffle, no host bar. All proceeds benefit the Redmond High School Band program. Tickets are available at Redmond High School, Eagle Crest, Just Joe’s Music, Redmond Chamber of Commerce, Redmond Shoe Repair, U.S. Bank and at the door; $15; Doors open at 1 p.m.; Eagle Crest Resort, 1522 Cline Falls Road, Redmond; Dave Sime,541-923-4800.

MONDAY
April 26
LAKOTA SIOUX DANCE THEATRE: Costumed singers, dancers and storytellers celebrate American Indian culture; $25-$30; 7:30 p.m.; Tower Theatre, 835 N.W. Wall St., Bend; 541-317-0700 or www.towertheatre.org.

TUESDAY
April 27
“EXPLORING THE DESCHUTES PUBLIC LIBRARY CATALOG”: Learn to locate materials at the library, place a hold and access your account. Familiarity with Windows operating system and Internet Explorer required. Preregistration required; free; 9-10:30 a.m.; Redmond Public Library, 827 S.W. Deschutes Ave., Redmond; 541-312-1055 or lesliw@dpls.us.

THURSDAY
April 29
TEEN THURSDAY HENNA TATTOOS: Learn about the ancient art of Mehndi and create your own henna body art. All supplies and snacks provided. Grades 6 through 12; free; 3:15-4:45 p.m.; Redmond Public Library, 827 S.W. Deschutes Ave., Redmond; 541-312-1063.

FRIDAY
April 30
“EDITING A REPORT WITH WORD”: Learn some of the basic functions of MS Word, plus edit and save a report. Familiarity with the Windows operating system and MS Office programs required. Preregistration required; free; 9-10:30 a.m.; Redmond Public Library, 827 S.W. Deschutes Ave., Redmond; 541-312-1055 or jenniferp@dpls.us.
AMERICAN RED CROSS BLOODMOBILE: Blood donations needed; 1-6 p.m.; Redmond Grange, 707 S.W. Kalama Ave., Redmond; 800-GIVE LIFE.
TRIP TO SUN MOUNTAIN FUN CENTER: Bowling and arcade games. Bring additional money for food, golf or go carts. Transportation provided. For grades 6-12; $14 and $18; 1-4 p.m.; Cascade Swim Center, 465 S.W. Rimrock Way, Redmond; 541-548-7275.
WALK THE ART BEAT YOUTH SHOW: A spring showcase of local youth art and music at participating businesses; free; 5-8 p.m.; downtown Redmond; 541-923-5191.
SIZZLING SALSA: Learn the basic Latin steps including, classic Salsa, Rumba and Mambo. These are beginner classes but fun for all levels. Ages 16 and up; $15 per couple; 7-8 p.m.; Redmond Area Park and Recreation District, Activity Center, 335 S.E. Jackson St., Redmond; 541-548-7275.

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