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April 2011


PA RT Y T I ME ! Any party is more fun when you have “Pop Goes the Cake Ball” cake-on-a-stick dipped in yummy chocolate embellished with candy, nuts, marshmellows, etc. You think it, they design it! (More details inside)

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Featured Articles What Are Your Kid’s Plan for Prom? By Oregon Partnership

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It’s Party Time!

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Tips for a Party Friendly House

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Party Ideas for Every Reason & Every Season By Patti Julber

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COTV Channel 11 Bend Memorial Clinic SafeKids CO Coalition


Local Motorsports Tip Anna Van Gordon, CEO, CO Family News, April Issue

Rev. Dr. Steven Koski, Sr. Pastor, 4th BGCCO Youth Impact Guide First Presbyterian Church of Bend


What’s Cooking w/Chef Lisa Glick- Roger Lee, Exec. Dir., Economic man Development for CO Coming Up At The Tower Theatre

Local Fitness Tip

Outdoor Survival Tips

Humane Society of CO


Bend Parks & Rec. District

What’s Cooking w/Chef Lisa Glick- Week of the Young Child man Local Fitness Tip Dave Rosell, Rosell Wealth Manag. COTV’s Talk of the Town Outdoor Survival Tips


Redmond Chamber What’s Cooking w/Chef Lisa Glickman


St. Charles Health System Mid Oregon Credit Union


Local Fitness Tip

Earth Day Fair & Parade

COTV’s Talk of the Town

Outdoor Survival Tips Silver, Saddle & Song City of Bend What’s Cooking w/Chef Lisa Glickman


Redmond School District Bend Parks & Rec.

Project Mobile Connect

Local Fitness Tip

Outdoor Survival Tips

CTC’s “Distracted”

Salute to Heroes Scholarship Awards Dinner



April High Desert Hero

Lon Kellstrom, Mayor of Sisters


Bend/Lapine Schools


High Desert Gardening w/Doug Stott GMCO/HSCO “Pet of the Week” Get Outdoors w/Bob Woodward Deschutes Public Library Sagebrush Comm. Challenge Bend’s Heritage Walk Local Design Tip Celebration Wedding & Event Resource Guide

Week of the Young Child

Bend Senior Center

High Desert Gardening w/Doug Stott GMCO/HSCO “Pet of the Week” Get Outdoors w/Bob Woodward Bend Chamber of Commerce Help CAN Cancer Bend’s Heritage Walk Local Design Tip KPOV 106.7

My Own Two Hands Event The Center


American Red Cross

New Membership Drive of Network of Entrepreneurial Women

Central Oregon Comm. College 20th Deschutes Watershed


High Desert Gardening w/Doug Stott GMCO/HSCO “Pet of the Week” Officer Steve Esselstyn, Bend Police Get Outdoors w/Bob Woodward Dept. Todd Sensenbach, Home Instead Senior Care Bend’s Heritage Walk Local Design Tip Novel Idea Bend 2030 Dr. Neil Ernst, Pediatrician, St. Charles Family Care


Deschutes County


GMCO/HSCO “Pet of the Week”

High Desert Gardening w/Doug Stott Get Outdoors w/Bob Woodward High Desert Museum Honor Flight of Eastern Oregon Bend’s Heritage Walk

Local Design Tip

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Jeri Buckmann, Sisters Chamber of Commerce

City Club of Central Oregon Central Oregon Speaks


CO Master Gardener Assoc. Spring Seminar Local Motorsports Tip Redmond Area Parks & Rec. Karen Hammer, Lead Designer 15th A.W.A.R.E Central Oregon Speaks Nutrition and our Youth Nikki Roemmer, The Green Spot Local Motorsports Tip Week of the Young Child George Endicott, Mayor, City22nd of Redmond CO Speaks Hollinshead Garden Open Byron Maas, DVM, Bend Vet. Clinic Local Motorsports Tip Miller Elementary Weed Pull Guiliano Hazen, Chef/Author, 29th “30 Min. Pasta” & “Every Night Italian Glenn Bissell, Owner, Alpine Pest Management Local Motorsports Tip Anna Van Gordon, CEO, CO Family News May Issue

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Community Contributors Page 9 Childhood AsthmaA Rising Concern

Page 10 Tips for A Party Friendly House

Dr. Michelle Jackson

Patti Julber

Page 11 Tooth Talk with Dr. Dondo: It Was Like Star Wars In My Mouth”

Page 13 Together for Children: How Much Bad Stuff To Share With Your Kids

Dr. Carlo Arredondo

Edie Jones

Page 16 Driver Courtesy Equals Driver Safety

Page 17 Why Can’t My Child Just Listen?

Mark Larson

Linda Balsiger

Page `19 Gratitude Walk, An Instant High BettyJean Schuster

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Food As Your Medicine

Written By Wendee Daniels, Ancient Traditions So how do we decipher all the incoming More than 2500 years ago, the famous Greek philosopher/physician Hippocrates messages our bodies give us? The ancient was quoted as saying, “Thy food shall medical system of Traditional Chinese be thy remedy”. While eating a balanced medicine has a deep understanding for and nutritious diet is often easier said than the unique and individual energetics of done, it does make for a simple, “rule to our body. Practitioners are trained to see the body according to energetic qualities live by” in our daily lives. Choosing a “diet” that works best for such as hot, cold, dry, damp and can you may seem like a daunting assignment, make recommendations according to our as there are so many to choose from. When energetic. It can help us focus on food each and every author is being touted as choices according to whether or not the an “expert” who is to know what’s right and foods are appropriate for our constitution wrong? Diets ranging from the newest “Low and can be extremely helpful when trying carb to no carb,” to more integral systems, to listen to our body. Don’t forget to be gentle and kind to like that of macrobiotics. Investigating to find out what does indeed work for your yourself along the journey; maintaining body is important, but not an overnight balance is the KEY! “Food shall be thy remedy” said process. It often takes experimenting and several months in order to discover your Hippocrates. If we can listen to our body’s wisdom and eat in body’s own unique An excellent book on how to listen to accordance with our wisdom. our bodies and to learn how foods affect In my experience, our moods, energy levels, etc. is “The Self own uniqueness, then I believe that food your body does Healing Cookbook “ by Kristina Turner. know itself, and The first basic rule for nutrition is can indeed be the will tell you what’s to eat with the seasons. I cannot stress remedy. I also believe appropriate and what the importance of eating locally grown in the importance of it needs for optimum seasonal fruits and vegetables. This ensures eating chemical-free health. It just takes that we are getting optimally nutritious food. This means chemical a bit of practice to foods, more likely picked ripe when they avoiding and learn how to listen are full of vitamins and minerals. Often additives to it. For example, commercially grown foods are picked chemically treated Processed, most of us have unripe so they can make the journey to the foods. been programmed market shelves before spoiling. The result p r e p a c k a g e d , throughout our lives is a compromise in the quality of food we canned, boxed and to eat according to are ingesting and nourishing ourselves with. frozen food additives food cravings. But An excellent book as a guide for eating with that lack nutrition more often than the seasons is titled “Eating Healthy With and work against our not, for many of us, The Seasons” by Elson Haas, M.D. He body’s healthy state. Eating organic these food cravings also has a great reference book for those inclined with detailed information on fruits and vegetables are born out of vitamins, minerals, foods and health called, is important also. Go associations with the “Staying Healthy With Nutrition.” to your local farmer’s mind and emotions, market and get them not the body’s needs. One extremely common craving is directly from the growers themselves! sweets in the middle of the day or at the Try to eat meats that are hormone and end of dinner. There are almost always antibiotic free as well. The substances in a variety of reasons as to why we crave the meats eventually have to be processed sugar and can involve a complexity of by our bodies and any side effects must issues such as low serotonin or adrenal be negotiated. Our world is full of so many insufficiency. However, a particularly pollutants, it is virtually impossible to common reason is the need to eat more completely avoid all of them. By choosing protein during the day. When our body clean food, we give the temple of our bodies has run out of fuel, we crave instant the advantage of optimal health to thrive energy through sweets or carbohydrates. amidst the challenges of living in modern What happens is our body has run out society. Taking responsibility through our of sustaining fuel and it needs a booster: food is a first step to recognizing that we sugar! When we begin to look at the why can make a choice and make a difference. Remember that learning is a process, of the craving instead what am I going to go get at the store to satisfy this craving, and that the process is merely inherent then we can start this process of being in the learning! When in doubt about the inquisitive about our choices. Remember, right choice to make, just stop, be quiet, go this is merely a guideline for developing an inside yourself and the correct answer will awareness of how to listen to our body that come to you. Don’t doubt yourself. Trust, and all will be well. many of us were just never taught.

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PoP Goes The Cake Ball!

You are being introduced to the delicious and unique world of Cake Pops and as you read this your ideas for party treats will be forever changed. Cake pops are the up and coming new trendy treat. There is no question as to why. They are moist little morsels of cake and frosting rolled together in a ball and then placed on a stick. When ready they are dipped into luscious, melted, white or dark chocolate and then various candies are added to design a spectacular creation. They can be made to look like anything from teddy bears to lady bugs, ice cream cones to purses, even your favorite sports team. You can even come up with your own designs for your particular party. Cake pops are great for a party favor or in place of cupcakes. You can even display them in creative ways to replace a birthday cake. Cake pop bouquets are a great way to wish a sick friend a speedy recovery or an easy thank you for an appreciated teacher. They are also easy to transport and a great non messy treat for a soccer team or cub scouts; no forks, plates or napkins required! Once you see and taste one you will be able to think of a 100 ways you could use these at your next event. They are super fun and very delicious. We are ramping up our new fundraising pops for this years graduation events and next school year. Be ahead of game and give us a call with your fundraising idea. Check us out on Facebook or visit You can also reach Robin at 541 550-0686 and email

The Kiwanis Club of Redmond has launched a new Community Service Project entitled What I Wore: Redmond’s Prom and Formal Dress Bank. The bank of gently used prom, bridesmaid and formal dresses will be loaned to community members who have limited funds to buy expensive formals for events. The cost of the service is a refundable deposit of $5. The What I Wore Space, donated by Craig Brooks of Alliance Professionals, LLP is open all year and located near the Redmond High School. What I Wore is made available by appointment only and offers a private place for the ladies to choose from over 200 beautiful dresses. To complete the outfit the Bank also has over 90 pairs of shoes, handbags, jewelry and wraps. The project is currently accepting dress and monetary donations. All monetary donations will go towards furthering the project’s inventory. Michelle Duff, Committee Chairperson welcomes all inquiries at (541) 504-1201 or email, One can also access the Bank by Internet at

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W h a t A r e Yo u r K i d s ’ P l a n For Prom?

So, your son or daughter is headed to the prom. They’ve lined out their plans and are checking off their lists. Suit & Tie √ Dinner plans √ Dress √ Limo √ Flowers√ Your kids are ready. Are you? Whether you know it or not, you’re the biggest influence on your teen when it comes to making healthy choices. If you haven’t done it already, one of the most important steps you can take to help ensure a safe prom night is to talk with your kids about their plans and share your expectations of them.

Here are some talking points: • • • • •


Let them know you want them to have fun and be safe. Talk about what they plan to do before and after the prom. Parties can be risky for kids. Talk about your family’s rules, including curfew. Tell your kids no alcohol or other drugs allowed. Tell your kids they cannot attend a party where alcohol or drugs are used. Let them know it is illegal for anyone to host teen parties where alcohol or drugs are used. If they find themselves in this type of situation, they are to call you immediately. No questions asked.

Before your son escorts his date out the door, or your daughter steps into the

Planning A Perfect – and Safe –


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limo, tell them you love and care about them. And remind them you trust them and have confidence in them to make good decisions. Talking with your teen before the prom is important. You can also show your love and support during the evening. Visit to send your teen a text message on the big night. The Web site is part of the Prom Perfect campaign, a collaborative effort of Beaverton Together!, Helping Empower Youth Together! (HEY!), Oregon Partnership, Tigard Turns the Tide and Washington County.

re you considering opening your home for a party before or after the prom? Make sure you’ve got what it takes. Here are some ways to ensure a party is fun, safe, and free of alcohol and other drugs:

Parents and other caregivers in Central Oregon interested in information about helping youth stay alcohol and drug free may contact: • Deschutes County Substance Abuse Prevention Coordinator (541-330-4632) • Crook County Prevention Coordinator (541-416-8392) • Alcohol/Meth Prevention Coordinator for Warm Springs (541-553-2211) • Certified Prevention Specialists at BestCare Prevention Office in Madras (541-475-4884).

Parenting resources and information also are available from the Central Oregon Family Resource Center ( This article was submitted by Oregon Partnership, a statewide nonprofit that exists to end substance abuse and suicide. For more information and parenting resources, please visit or call 503-244-5211.

Establish clear rules • • • •

Discuss expectations and decide on rules together. It will give your teen ownership of the event. Agree on a start and end time for the party. Make it clear alcohol and other drugs will not be tolerated and that it is illegal to host teen parties with alcohol or drugs (penalties range from fines to imprisonment). Be clear which parts of the house will be used for the party. Other areas are off limits.

Help plan activities in advance •

Brainstorm ideas with responsible friends about music and stuff to do. Consider an open-mic night, a Wii or Guitar Hero competition, or watching a favorite movie.

Make a guest list with your teen and stick to it • • •

Sit down with your son or daughter to discuss who they want to invite. Check the list closely on party night as guests arrive. With texting and instant messaging, word of a party spreads fast with teens. Don’t let guests come and go from the party.

Send invitations • •

Consider putting your phone number on the invitations so other parents can call or ask questions about things like adult supervision at the party, allowing you to share your family’s rules as well. Make the start and end times clear.

Monitor the party • •

Check on things regularly. Though your teen may not be wild about your cruising through from time to time, it’s important to put safety ahead of your popularity. Consider asking other parents to help with supervision, particularly if it’s a big group of kids. Aim for no more than 10 teens per chaperone.

Be the enforcer • •

If a teen breaks a rule, ask them to leave. If a teen arrives under the influence, help arrange for their safe ride home.

If you have alcohol at home, store it in a secure place •

While statistics show most teens don’t drink, alcohol that is easily available at home might be tempting to kids.

Tell your neighbors about the party plans •

Share the start and end time, and let them know you’ll be there throughout the event.

Consider making a “safe party” agreement with your teen •

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It’s FA Party GI FT Time! FU N S

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Everybody loves a summer party, especially in Central Oregon. There is horseback riding, hot air balloon rides, rafting trips and many wonderful parks that have shelters or buildings for rent. Summer also includes icecream! You could have every flavor your heart desires and not have to deal with clean

Magic or Clown Parties How about

the old time favorite of inviting a clown who can make your child laugh o r makes balloon animals. Or the magician who boggles the minds of kids young and old. You could send a singing telegram (yes, they still do these) or check out some cool stilt walking or fire breathing. Face Painters are also available to get the kids into the spirit of the party. Fun for all ages.

Winter Time Parties If you happen to be the parent of a child with a birthday during the coldest times of the year, don’t fret. There are several fun outdoor options such as ice-skating, sledding, or tubing in the snow. Laughter is the best ‘thank-you’ your child can give.

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Cooking Party

Several places in Central Oregon cater to our younger (under 8) children. You can either have your party during regular hours and use a separate party room that is available or rent the whole facility. Many places allow you to bring your own party supplies or they can supply them for you to save you the hassle, even the cake or food. From inflatables to play gyms, Central Oregon has it all. No limit on fun when it comes to indoors!

Is your child constantly in your kitchen making some wonderful masterpiece for you to try? How about having a cooking or baking party where the kids learn to make something unique, or take lessons from a pro.

Scavenger Hunt Party

Sports Party Is there a sport fanatic in your family? There are several indoor facilities through Central Oregon where you can have a great party. From gymnastics to soccer, rock-climbing to rollerskating, bowling or swimming. Some have separate party rooms and you can either rent the facility for a couple hours or all night for a lock-in.

Here’s a creative idea for your very active child. You could have the party at a local facility with lots of nostalgic toys and candies or maybe make up your own scavenger hunt either in your neighborhood or throughout town. You could theme it with town history, town art, random items or invent your own.

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Museum Party What to do with the deep thinker? Maybe visit one of our many museums or go for an interpretive walk/hike? You might even get to hold an interesting animal or insect. Central Oregon is known for it’s educational museums that keep kids of all ages captivated or interested. How about visiting an observatory and checking out our wonderful night skies?

Princess Party Do you have a little princess in the family? There are many options to pamper her with a pedicure, manicure, or the full salon treatment. It’s fun to learn how to apply make-up or to get her hair done and play dress up, especially when she’s with her friends. Or maybe she is a bit old fashioned and would like a tea party? Either way she will love all the attention.

Creative Craft Party Is your child very creative?

Then consider having a party where creative juices flow. With options like painting pottery, face-painting, scrapbooking, art facilities or jewelry making. You can either have the party at a local facility or in your own home. The options are endless once you put your creative mind to it. Art parties are a wonderful way to engage party-goers in a truly creative manner. Leave your overworked, analytical left brain at the door and discover the creativity that is in everyone - even if you don’t think so! Kids absolutely love making art and grownups can too - if they let themselves!

Gaming Party Is your kid a ‘gamer’? Does he/she love to play Wii, Xbox, Playstation or any other kind of electronics? Then a gaming party is a great option. Either have the party at a local facility or do your own party in the comfort of your own home. From Rockband to Wii’s all about the energy!

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Week of the Young Child Play Together, Learn Together, Grow Together.

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- Celebrating Safely Tips for Parties and Events


Written by Cindy Kettering/Deputy Fire Marshal

lanning a party or special event can be very hectic, with many logistical issues to think of. Safety can be easily overlooked in all the hustle and bustle, but it should be one of your top considerations, especially when the party involves children. First, will you be cooking for this party? Cooking is one of the top causes of home fires, but it is also one of the easiest fires to prevent. Create a 3 foot kidand-pet-free zone around the kitchen range to prevent burn injuries, and never leave cooking unattended. “I only walked away for a minute” is one of the most common statements heard by firefighters called to extinguish a kitchen fire. If you have to leave the kitchen, turn off the burner. That “minute” could turn out to be longer than you think. Barbecuing is also a popular choice for parties. Create that same 3 foot kid-and-pet-free zone around the barbecue (or ANYTHING that produces heat, such as a woodstove or recreational fire outside). Keep the barbecue away from the side of the home and out from under eaves and overhangs. Inspect propane cylinder, connectors, and hoses for any signs of leaks or damage before using and make sure charcoal briquets are completely cold and out before disposal. If candles are a part of your celebration, ensure that matches and lighters are well out of reach of children. Teach children that matches and lighters are tools for adults to use, never toys, and that only adults should light the candles. Make sure that candles are kept well away from any combustible materials, such as napkins, tablecloths, and decorations. The last safety tip is to have a fire extinguisher in your home, and know how to use it. There is an acronym to remember for using a fire extinguisher – it’s PASS. The “P” is for pull the pin on the fire extinguisher. The pin acts as a safety, keeping the extinguisher from being accidentally discharged. The “A” is for aim, the fire extinguisher should be aimed at the base of the fire from a distance of about 6 – 8 feet away. The first “S” is for squeeze the handle. Once the pin has been pulled, the extinguisher is ready to discharge when the handle is squeezed. And the last “S” is to sweep. Start at the edge of the fire closest to you, and sweep back and forth working toward the back of the fire. Once the extinguisher has been discharged (and most extinguishers will be fully discharged in 20 seconds or less!), contact your fire department for assistance. Even if it appears that the fire is completely out, sufficient heat may remain to re-ignite the fire later. Many fire departments offer fire extinguisher training at no cost or for a minimal fee. For training information or more information on home fire safety, contact your local fire agency.

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Childhood Asthma

A Rising Concern

by Rachel Martin

By Dr. Michelle Jackson, N.D.

The incidence of asthma in children is on the rise. Asthma more commonly occurs in children and usually is occurring more in males than females. Recurrent attacks of troubled breathing, dyspnea (shortness of breath), and a cough characterizes asthma, which can be with or without sputum. Many people, including children, will have expiration phase (breathing out phase) of breathing in which wheezing can be heard. Asthma is caused by the spasms or tightening of the tiny muscles surrounding the brochi or small airways in the lungs. This then restricts the outward passage of air from the lungs in the expiration, which causes the wheeze. There is a wide variation of signs and symptoms with asthma. Some children have symptoms all the time while others have asymptomatic periods followed by exacerbations. Mild symptoms may include slight coughing and wheezing while others progress into severe coughing with extreme difficulty breathing. Allergies can cause an asthma attack. When we are exposed to an allergen, we produce histamine and that chemical along with bronchial muscular spasms, and increased mucus can cause an asthma attack. This brings us to one or two treatments, since certain nutrients, such as magnesium can relax the muscles in the body, then magnesium can be an asthma



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treatment. Magnesium can be taken orally or IV for asthma. Also warm steam inhalation, especially with essential oils such as peppermint oil, can relax the muscles and help lessen an asthma attack, much like a hot bath relaxes our bodys’ large muscles. Since food allergens are easier to avoid then allergens in the air, identifying food allergies can lessen the allergic load and reduce asthma attacks. Many people will cite that cold air can cause an asthma attack, therefore avoidance of cold food and drinks, and food allergies which can cause bronchial spasms, is important. In general, the younger the asthmatic patient, the more likely allergen will be due to foods. The older the patient, the more likely the allergen will be related to environmental inhalants. Sulfites, which are in many foods and can be used as a preservative for raw food, are often a cause of allergy attacks and asthma. Sulfites are used by restaurants to preserve salads or any fresh vegetable or fruit. Sulfites are also added to frozen French fries, potato chips, pickles, and vinegar are high sources of sulfites and should be avoided with asthmatic people. Also look for sulfur agents such as sodium bisulfite, potassium metabisulfite, potassium bisulfite, and sulfur dioxide are commonly used to prevent discoloration in food and prevent bacterial growth in food and will be listed on food labels as a preservative. Other treatments for asthma, include eating more flaxseeds, walnuts, cold water fish and less red meat and dairy products as the former group has more anti-inflammatory properties than the latter. Also onions and grape skins have a substance called Quercetin which can stabilize mast cells, which are a type of white blood cells that produce histamine which causes inflammation when those white blood cells burst. So by eating more onions and grapes with the skin on can help calm down an allergic reaction. Vitamin B12 (especially in young children), Vitamin B6, fish oils, flax seed oil, Beta carotene, Vitamin E, Vitamin C, Magnesium, and N-acetyl cysteine are also supplements to consider adding to a child or adult who has asthma with a doctor’s supervision.

Q. I just moved in with a man with a 4-year-old daughter who lives with him. I am staying at home with her while her father works every day. What should I do for her? How can I connect with her and how can I give her discipline? Her mother is not in the picture anymore, but I have never had a child to take care of before. A. To begin with, you have probably seen her father interacting with his daughter. Behaving somewhat similarly to start. It sounds like you will be providing basic care, such as fixing her meals and helping her get bathed and dressed, as well as things like teeth-brushing. Because she is so young, you will need to keep a very close eye on her all of the time, making sure to keep her safe near streets, parking lots, stoves, sharp things, poisons, poisonous plants, drugs/medications, and any other hazards. Three main characteristics of parenting have been strongly linked by research to successful outcomes for children, as follows. Nurturing, responsive care. Offer her plenty of attention when she is willing to receive it. Start by talking with her gently, avoiding coming on too strong. Ask her what she would like to call you. Many children call even their mothers by their first names. It is a good idea to take her on daily outings, such as to a playground, an indoor or outdoor play park, the grocery store, a simple walk, etc. Get down on the floor and play with her, if she likes it. Take her to the library each week, if you can, and check out about 5 to 10 picture books and story/music CDs You don’t need to spend every moment paying attention to the child. Just keep a careful eye on her and be available much of the time to respond to her requests for help, ideas for something to do, requests for you to play or read with her, and other requests for attention. You may be unable to respond at times, and then let her know that you will respond when you can. Let her know you enjoy being with her. Respecting feelings and ideas. Your child’s feelings are often tied to their basic and developmental needs. When your child is hungry before dinner, perhaps you could provide her with a glass of milk, or some carrots to help her wait. You can show your respect for her feelings by responding to her appropriate requests when you can. You could give her a choice between two different fruits, for example, at snack time. When she is bored, she will let you know, if only by misbehaving more than usual. Young children, especially, need to play a lot. Along with social interactions, it is the primary way in which their brains develop and they learn about their world. Firm, age-appropriate limits. Many popular parenting books focus on setting limits for children. The most effective for young children include redirecting a child away from an undesirable behavior to a more desirable one, gentle physical management when needed (such as lifting a child away from the problem situation), verbal reminders about desired behavior, positive or logical consequences, plenty of attention when the child is behaving well, and making the environment child-safe and childfriendly.

It is especially effective to provide a good example and stay calm yourself. Think of yourself as being one of the child’s most important teachers – parents are. Raising young children is very hard on adults, especially if the adults don’t have regular breaks. One way to give yourself a break, if she has given up her nap, is to ask her to stay in her room (with the door open) for a rest period of about one half to one hour every day. Make sure she has plenty to play with, or you might play Counseling Services for a story CD for her. Never use this • Anger, Anxiety, Depression as a punishment or consequence. • Self Esteem, Abuse Another calming activity is to sit Individual, Group & Family down and read together. Counseling Available

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The Benefits Of Spring Cleaning The most obvious benefit of spring cleaning is that you have a clean home! I don’t know about you but there’s nothing better than having a home that’s clean and feels clear of all the dust and clutter which gathers during the winter months however good you are at keeping the place keen. Isn’t it great to feel like you know where everything is? Having gone through every room, space, nook and cranny in your home you are able to take a full inventory and discover all those things you had forgotten about! You can put things back where they actually belong and get rid of those things you no longer use. You are able to add more space, light, and organization to your home When your doors and windows are closed all through the winter your home doesn’t get the opportunity to air out. There are many scientists and environmental experts who tell us that the pollution inside our home is often much worse than outdoor air pollution. So when you take the time to clean your home of all that mildew, dust and the bugs and mold you are also making a contribution to improving your health. You are also helping to improve the health of both your family and your pets. In addition if you ensure that you use environmentally friendly cleaners then you are avoiding filling your home with even more toxins. So throw open the windows and enjoy some good old fashioned spring cleaning. Spring cleaning also helps you to get rid of clutter. We all know how stressful clutter can be because it prevents you from being relaxed and productive. Spring cleaning helps you to eliminate the clutter and to get rid of what you don’t need. So this year, when you are planning your spring cleaning consider what you have to gain. Make sure that you are stocked up on eco-friendly cleaning supplies and get busy! You never know it may well change your attitude toward spring cleaning! Taken from website.

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Do you love to entertain but are not quite sure how to make your space the place to be? You may have all the right ingredients for a fabulous fete, but it could fall flat if you don’t take few things into consideration. 1. If your party has a theme, keep the decorations working for you. Move accessories that aren’t a part of the theme. For example if you are having a garden themed baby shower, move the Chinese antiques into the bedroom for the day. Pull out gardening gloves and a wheel barrow with some small potted tulips in different colors to be used later as party favors. Add a small potting shovel and some raffia to keep it light-hearted. You might use small terra-cotta pots as napkin rings with each guests name on it ( again a great party favor). 2. Whether your home is large or small, you will need to make space for guests. If you are having a cocktail party with the possibility of dancing later, you will want to make sure that all area rugs are rolled up and stored away from the areas you plan to use. You will want to push large furniture to the edges of the room and have groupings of chairs for people to sit and talk away from the music. You should have less chairs than people.This creates a lively gathering that encourages people to get to know new friends. 3. Keep the guests moving. Have the beverage station out of the kitchen in a place away from the food. Push the dining room table against a wall and create a buffet for appetizers. Make sure to raise the dining room chandelier up with a zip tie so guests don’t bump in to it. 4. Look at the overall scheme. If you are having a Cinco de Mayo party use luminarias to light up your walkway to the front door. Make sure the walkway is swept and clean of debris. The front door is a great place to introduce the theme for the night. Maybe put a pinata on the door to announce a night of fun is in store. 5. Keep the mood appropriate with a party-themed music or a classical play list for a sit down dinner so there are no awkward silences, and remember to keep the volume at a level where people can have a comfortable conversation. Lighting should be dimmed and comfortable.

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Tooth Talk with Dr. Dondo

It Was Like Star Wars in my Mouth! Hello again. Dr. Dondo here with another interesting topic to share with you. Let’s talk about Star Wars - you know, light sabers and laser blaster guns. These are some of my favorite movies. But have you ever seen lasers used in dentistry and wondered how they work? Let me show you! Lasers first entered the scene with medical surgeons in 1975. They began using a new device that would compliment and sometimes even replace the scalpel during surgery. You guessed it – that device was a laser. The first laser specifically designed for use in dentistry emerged in 1989. Since then, the technology has been improving rapidly. Now there are dozens of indications for their use in dentistry and the applications continue to increase, making the laser one of dentistry’s most exciting advances with unique benefits to patients. Lasers work by emitting light energy. The treatment area absorbs this light energy which agitates the molecules of the tissue causing them to gently break apart. Lasers are very selective and will only penetrate to a specific depth according to the tissue being treated such as gum tissue or tooth structure. This allows the dentist to treat only the desired area while leaving healthy gums, bone, and tooth structure untouched. Several types of lasers are used in dentistry. These different lasers are used to treat different types of tissues in the mouth. There are lasers used to treat soft tissue like your gums and lasers used to treat harder surfaces like teeth and even the bone that surrounds each tooth. Lasers can be used to reshape gums when needed, to speed up the healing of painful mouth sores, treat sensitive teeth and even to remove cavities or perform root canals. That’s pretty impressive. And the FDA says dental lasers are safe to use on everyone of every age. Lasers offer some benefits that the traditional drill cannot. I often hear patients object to the sound of the dental drill. Did you know a dental laser is much quieter than the drill? It’s true. Procedures can be completed without

the noise, heat and vibration of a traditional drill because, keep in mind, nothing but light energy is touching the tooth. It’s this energy that is doing the work not the mechanical action of the drill’s bur. They are also very precise, so there is minimal impact on oral tissue. They can reduce the amount of bleeding and swelling that occurs during and after procedures and can speed the healing of gum tissues. An added benefit of using lasers in dentistry is their ability to reduce the risk of infection by decontaminating the treatment area as the work is comfortably being completed. They are bactericidal, meaning that bacteria are killed when they absorb the laser’s energy. They disintegrate! Very nice. Lastly, lasers are so gentle that often little to no anesthetic is needed. This comes in handy when placing fillings in children whose attention spans are shorter. It allows the dentist to move the appointment along faster since the time it takes to get numb is eliminated. Adults like this benefit for themselves too! I once laser-treated a young boy with cavities and afterwards he told his mother, “It was like Star Wars in my mouth!” Though lasers have shown great promise in the dental setting, they are a tool, and like any tool they cannot do everything. Lasers cannot remove old and worn out silver fillings or remove a defective crown. They will not completely eliminate the need for the traditional handpiece. I have found that lasers used in the dental setting are a welcome tool to help correct various dental concerns. Dentistry is keeping up with scientific advances that make it easier to create healthy, beautiful smiles. Dr. Arredondo graduated from the University of Loma Linda School of Dentistry. He has received several awards for academic accomplishments and for his clinical skills. He now lives in Bend with his wife and two boys. Dr. Arredondo has a love for music, photography, outdoor activity, and remains active on his church’s worship team. He currently is practicing at Bend Family Dentistry. www.

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Networking-A Necessary Life Skill

hen I started my professional career, my mentors said to attend the chamber events; sit on community boards and be active in community projects. Why? Because, that’s what successful people do. So being the over achiever that I am, I went to chamber events, open houses, MLS, sat on several boards and even held some officer positions. Did I gain huge accolades for my efforts? NO. Did my sales sky-rocket because of my networking attempts? No. I wasn’t successful, because I wasn’t taught how to effectively network. I was terribly shy. A room full of people made me nervous so I tended to find activities to keep me busy so the people in the room wouldn’t realize how terrified I truly was. It wasn’t until I became a parent that I started to understand the true power of networking. All this time I’d been under the impression that networking was about building my career, but it’s really about developing relationships and a sense of community. Getting to know people and helping them. Did you ever hear your mom or dad say, “It takes a village to raise a child.”? I can honestly say that I get it now. When I started reaching out and helping other parents, I found I suddenly had resources and a wealth of information to help me deal with some of my own struggles. I became active in my children’s school, volunteering in the class room, active in the PTA. When my kids needed a new dentist, I reached out to the other parents and found a great family dentist that was fabulous not only with my kids, but with me too. When my husband really needed a dependable salesman for his staff, I reached out to one of the moms I’d met. Guess what? Her husband was looking for a new job. It was a perfect fit for all parties, and a lasting bond was formed. Not long after the kids started elementary school, I decided to start my own accounting and consulting business. It was important to me to build my business based on quality, trusting relationships. One small challenge….suddenly I was back in the professional networking environment again. But this time I was a little older, hopefully a little wiser and had a whole new sphere of contacts that introduced me to hard networking organizations such as BNI (Business Network International). This organization’s purpose is to bring professionals together and teach them how to build relationships with like-minded professionals in a positive, supportive and non-competitive environment. I finally understood the piece that I had been missing, the “why” behind business networking. It isn’t about the quantity of people you know, but the quality. Not just knowing quality people, but having quality relationships. To be successful in life and business, you need to be willing to give of yourself. When you give unselfishly, it comes back to you. Quite often it’s from a direction that you never expected. Now over 85% of my business comes

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from referrals within my network. Because they’re true referrals, my closing ratio on sales is approximately 90%. Not only that, I have become the “Go To” person for my clients, family and friends when they have a need. I may not be able to help personally, but I can find someone that can. Whether you’re networking for personal or professional development, here are some important concepts to keep in mind to make sure that your efforts are as effective as possible. 1. Identify organizations that you are passionate about. If you’re enthusiastic about the mission of the organization, you become a magnet to other people because of your positive attitude. 2. Become a “go to” person. People that have developed strong networking skills have learned to be connectors. They connect people and facilitate the process of determining and fulfilling needs. 3. Involve yourself in different types of networks. The only thing that we can be of sure in life is that it will change. People will come in and out of your life every day, so it is essential to make new connections. a. Soft Networking-Chambers, Professional/Trade Organizations. b. Social Networking-FaceBook, Linkedin, Twitter. c. Community/Service Networking-Rotary, Kiwanis, Soroptimist, PTA, Non-Profits. d. Hard networking-Organizations such as BNI where one person per profession is represented and they’re there for the sole purpose of growing each other’s business. 4. Even “shy” or introverted people can be great networkers. In fact, Dr. Ivan Misner, PhD., discusses this very topic in his Best Selling Book, “Truth or Delusion” Often times introverts are good networkers. They’re more apt to ask questions, and be active listeners. They don’t dominate the entire conversation, which puts others at ease. Looking back on my life thus far, I wish this was a skill that they taught in school. I can only imagine what I could have accomplished if I’d developed this skill sooner. I’m making up for lost time now. I make it my mission to teach my children the importance of community. I share my sense of community with the professionals I work with every day. I give of myself to my community, and I know that when I truly have a need my network will be there to support me.

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How Much Bad Stuff To Share With Your Kids? By Edie Jones, M.Ad.Ed. Wow, there’s a lot happening in our world; a lot that causes parents great concern! As we see the revolutions in the Far East, the earthquake in Japan or the devastation of the tsunami a big question for parents is “how much and what do we share with our kids?” It is a big question, an important one, which answers to a few other questions will help. The first, and probably the most obvious, is “how old is your child and how much does he understand?” Separating reality and fantasy is something a young child may not be able to do. When situations are frightening and traumatic are observed a very young child may feel the experience is happening to them or to those they love. Caution is advised as to how much exposure the youngest child has and less is better than more. The closer a child gets to pre-school age with opportunities of seeing things parents may not want them to see the more important it is to expose them, with you, to some of the things they may see. This way, they can feel safe being close to someone they love, explanations can take place and assurance can happen that this is not happening to them. As kids move into the elementary school age parents can use traumatic experiences as teachable moments instead of shielding their children from knowing what’s going on. At the same time, a little exposure may be all they need so monitoring what is viewed is still very important. With a little thought and preparation, parents can develop lessons in history, science, weather, and much more; remembering to be sensitive to what their child shows an interest in and recognizing when that interest starts to wane. Parents may wonder how much empathy and concern a child can feel. This also depends on age and how much it has been cultivated as they’ve grown. As a child learns others have feelings (starting around 18 months) they start to recognize when someone is hurting. When they are very young they may become distraught and uncontrollable when observing others being hurt, making it important for parents to be near and comforting. As they grow, parents can help them use these feelings to learn to be of help. As soon as children start to understand that money can assist or the difference giving clothing to those in need can make a parent can use the tragedies observed to teach how to reach out to others and be caring. We often feel it is better to shield our children from the things in our world that are unpleasant or less desirable. The problem with this is that a lack of experience makes it difficult to know how to cope when bad experiences do happen. Far better is for parents to be there, available to comfort and to assist as children learn that even though bad things do happen they are strong enough and resilient enough to be able to handle them. The spring term of Together For Children has just begun. To learn more about the parent/ child program for families with children from birth through three years old call 541-389-9317 or go to

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Home Shopping Parties! What Could be Better?

Purse parties, jewelry parties, cooking parties, clothing parties, toys and game parties even organization parties??? Shopping parties are on the rise especially during such economic times. Women (and men) are getting more and more creative with making an income these days and their supportive friends are excited to receive product, services, and sometimes extra money when hosting shopping parties. This economy has brought back not only the Tupperware party and the Avon Lady, but a variety of product-driven parties at which guests can purchase virtually anything: scrapbooking materials, bamboo salad claws, healthy foods, or even products to spice up the romance in your relationship. As the variety of parties has grown, so has the number of people doing the selling. Hosting a shopping party is not only a great social idea, it can earn you free product, services and even a share of the profit. I really wanted to start collecting Miche Bags, a unique purse concept. I saw one at a Women’s Expo and I loved the concept of switching out the ‘skin’ without having to dump all my purse contents from one bag to another just to match my outfit. The Miche Bag is unique where you first pick out a base bag (3 sizes to choose from and 3 basic colors) and then the fun starts when you see the various choices of covers to choose from.....

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The Direct Selling Association reports ( that the number of independent sales representatives who hold parties and sell door-to-door, reached 15.1 million in 2008, up from 15 million in 2007, according to the most recent figures available. (waiting for 2010 results) Many people getting into the direct-selling industry are those who have been laid off or need additional sources of income. Some even sell product to earn free or discounted merchandise, or like independent sales reps, earn a commission on sales. Many companies are paying up to 40-50% commission on product sales, which can be very profitable, especially with using online shopping carts to make purchasing and earning commission even more convenient. Women have dominated the home-party industry since the Tupperware parties of the late 1940s. But men are starting to get involved, too, selling frozen packed meats and fish, selling tools or promoting a health-conscious program like Take Shape For Life which focuses baskets, edible goodies, clothing, and more. There, I enjoyed a glass on achieving a healthy weight using a personalized coach, the of wine, buffet eating, wonderful social.....and I shopped for unique Habits of Health, and Medifast Meals, portion-controlled nutrition holiday gifts too. It was creative, smart and what I like most, we were supporting LOCAL! that is developed, used, and recommended by doctors. But, shopping parties aren’t only for purchasing products. Independent consultants from various companies are now There are informative group parties like “Organize your Life” even working together to bring the ultimate shopping experience. teaching tips and tricks on getting Don’t be surprised to see many gathered together booth by booth Get Organized with every at indoor markets, county fairs, seasonal festivals, or even private aspect of your life. Tammie to the organized...from finances to your home-based holiday parties. One of the most enjoyable home Rescue has product and knowledge to garage. Or, life coaching parties, where all guests are able to share help de-clutter our lives. holiday party that I attended was unique in that in each room of and learn techniques that will help the house, there was a different vendor displaying jewelry, gift them in their relationships.

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Bike Safety Begins With Maintenance

By Annissa Anderson for Commute Options When kids are on bikes, it is important that they know the key components of bike safety – be visible, be alert, be aware, and be predictable. But bike safety also hinges on what kids observe about their bikes before they begin pedaling. Mike Martin, a bike mechanic for Commute Options, suggests beginning with the ABC Quick Check, a procedure recommended by the League of American Bicyclists. These simple steps can help reduce the chance of a bike crash happening for mechanical reasons.

ABC Quick Check

A is for air. “Start out by checking your bike tires’ air pressure,” says Martin. This can be done by using a pressure gauge to inflate tires to the rated pressure as listed on the sidewall of the tire. At the same time you’re checking the tire’s air pressure, check that the tire is in good condition. A good tire should be free of cracks in the tread and sidewalls and should be properly seated on the rim. B is for brakes. “Give your bike’s brake levers a squeeze,” says Martin. “Watch the brake pads and rim to see if there is even movement between the two. If your bike has quickrelease levers for the wheels, make sure they are installed properly by asking a local bike mechanic.” Checking your brakes is especially important after a crash, as the brakes may have become damaged. C is for cranks, chain and cassette. “Give your cranks a back pedal before taking off, watching the chain ring move around to make sure it’s not bent,” says Martin. Check your chain for wear; 12 links should measure no more than 12 1/8 inches. If your chain skips on your cassette, you might need a new one or just an adjustment. Quick is for quick releases. Hubs need to be tight in the frame; your quick release should be installed properly. Your hub quick release should point back to insure that nothing catches on it. Check is for check it over. Take a quick ride to check if derailleurs and brakes are working properly. Inspect the bike for loose or broken parts; tighten, replace or fix them. Many items of the ABC Quick Check can be done visually. Others require just a brief physical check. If you find that your bike needs adjustments beyond your ability, enlist the trained mechanics at your local bike shop. Another way to maintain the safety of your bicycle, says Martin, is to use a kickstand or other means to hold the bike up when it is not in use. “When kids drop their bikes on the ground after riding,” he says, “there is potential for damaging the derailleurs, bending the frame or damaging the wheels or brake levers. Getting back on a bike that has fallen to the ground and expecting it to work as before is a mistake.” Mike Martin is part of the positive movement of cycling in Bend. A Safe Routes to School volunteer, former director of the Bend Community Bike Shed (for which he was named Volunteer of the Year in 2010), co-founder of the Bicycle Resource of Bend and bike mechanic at Hutch’s in Bend, Martin has made his life about helping people get and use bikes safely. What are Martin’s last words of advice? “Use your brain,” he says. “It’s the best tool you can use on the street to stay safe.” “Bike maintenance is just one of the things we teach in our Safe Routes to School bike safety courses,” says Brian Potwin, Commute Options’ SRTS Manager/Instructor. “Checking your bike for safety before you ride is another important fundamental to safe cycling.”

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By Mark Larson Have you ever noticed that when you show courtesy to someone it makes you feel good? Open a door for someone, give up your seat on a bus, say “Hello” and especially letting that car next to you, with their turn signal on, move over in front of you. These are all examples of being courteous and will generally earn you a smile, a wave or a “thank you”. Do you remember when you were learning to drive? Trying to remember all the rules of the road: Who goes first at a 4-way stop? Is that gap between cars big enough for you to pull out? Can you turn right on a red signal…and what about all those pedestrian rules. Hopefully you’ve experienced a very patient instructor or family member when learning the rules of the road while driving. Deschutes Driver Education is on the streets and roads of Central Oregon every day teaching drivers young and old. We drive a white 2008 Ford Escape and a green 2001 Subaru Outback Wagon. Both cars have company identification signs on the sides and the rear and anytime we are teaching a student we also have bright white and red “Student Driver” signs on the sides and rear. You would think when other drivers see our cars with student drivers they would be courteous and patient, yet nearly every day we see drivers who follow behind us too closely. Drivers who honk their horns at us when our student is driving a round-a-bout or 4-way stops because they don’t “jump” into that space (which is too small in the first place) because they are in a hurry. Drivers that will not slow down and let the student driver merge over in front of them because they don’t want the “student” in front of them. Worse are those drivers (typically other teens) that will swerve at our driver, honk their horns, wave and yell, and in general, be very distracting to our drivers. New drivers have enough to think about, see, listen to and deal with, without other drivers being rude, distracting and impatient. We are teaching these new drivers to follow the rules, to be smooth drivers, to be aware of their surroundings and fellow drivers. We teach them to be “courteous drivers” because that will help make them “safe drivers”. I’m pretty sure you don’t want to share the road with unsafe drivers so give your actions some thought the next time you see “Student Driver” on the side or back of a vehicle. Be nice, give them extra space, be willing to wait that extra few seconds, let them move in front of you. Be sure to do these simple things and you will find that you will earn that smile, wave or just the gratitude of that new driver doing there best to be a safe driver. To those of you that are courteous drivers, Deschutes Driver Education Thanks you! To those that may be a bit less courteous, we ask that you try being nice. It will make your day brighter, your trip smoother and the roads safer. Deschutes Driver Education, working each day to make the roads of Central Oregon safer for all users. Please visit our web site for class schedules and additional information or “like” us on Facebook at Deschutes Driver Education.

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Why Can’t My Child Just Listen? B y L i n d a B a l s i g e r, M . S . , C C C - S L P


o you ever feel like you’re repeating yourself until you’re blue in the face? Does your child appear to be listening, but not follow through correctly? Does your child actually have a listening disorder, or are they just not paying attention? While it is normal for kids to have occasional listening problems, particularly in times of distraction or stress, when those problems begin to interfere with following directions at school or learning through verbal instruction, it is time to consider whether there is a more serious problem. The following are some of the disorders that may underlie listening problems.

pathologist, so that other cognitive or speech-language problems can be ruled out. However, an actual diagnosis of APD can only be made by an audiologist, using a series of specialized tests in a sound-treated room. Treatment of APD may include environmental adaptations, compensatory strategies, and direct remediation of the disorder itself.

Receptive Language Disorder Listening problems are sometimes due to a receptive language disorder. This disorder affects comprehension of spoken language, and Attention Attention is a common culprit when a child doesn’t appear to be sometimes written language as well. Children with a receptive language listening. This may be due to distraction (internal or external), or a disorder might also have difficulty expressing their thoughts fluently longer transition time needed to switch attention when someone begins - verbally or in writing. Receptive language problems may be due to speaking. Some children have attention weaknesses, while others have difficulties understanding the syntactical structures in sentences, the attention deficits that reach the level of a clinical disorder (ADD/ADHD). semantics (meaning) of phrases or vocabulary words, or the morphology Other symptoms of an attention disorder include: difficulty focusing, a of word forms and how they change meaning (e.g. similar, dissimilar). Children with these disorders typically have difficulty when spoken high level of distractibility, problems working independently, language is delivered in long chunks or in complex forms. Some children a need for frequent breaks, and a tendency to become are not diagnosed with receptive language disorders until they easily overwhelmed. Children with attention disorders reach higher grades, because they meet earlier developmental often learn better with 1:1 instruction than group language milestones normally. As their skills fail to instruction. An attention disorder can be diagnosed keep pace with their chronological age, parents by a pediatrician or psychologist. Even if parents elect and teachers may attribute their problems to not to pursue medication, a diagnosis can help their child not listening. However in higher grades, to get the additional supports and accommodations students encounter more advanced they need to succeed at school. vocabulary words, longer sentences, and more complex syntactical structures. These Auditory Processing Disorder problems can also affect reading comprehension, Auditory Processing Disorder (APD) or Central Auditory since written material typically contains more complex syntax Processing Disorder (CAPD) is a disorder of the auditory than spoken language. Diagnosis and treatment of a receptive language system, not of the speech-language system. It is a deficit disorder is performed by a speech-language pathologist. in the central nervous system’s processing of auditory information. Children with APD often have other symptoms besides listening issues, including understanding speech in background Auditory Memory Children with auditory memory deficiencies lack sufficient working noise and distinguishing similar speech sounds. This disorder can affect not only listening, but reading, spelling, and understanding of language, memory to “hold” longer chunks of language in memory for processing. since these require skills in recognizing and distinguishing speech They tend to “lose” the first or last part of a sentence, and have difficulty sounds. Diagnosis of an auditory processing disorder often involves a remembering specific details in the sentence. Tests of auditory memory multi-disciplinary team, including a psychologist and a speech-language can be administered by a psychologist or speech-language pathologist. Treatment approaches for memory include direct strengthening of auditory memory, identification and isolation of critical elements in a sentence, visualization techniques, compensatory strategies, and communication repair skills. Teachers and parents can also learn to deliver spoken information in ways that maximize the listening capabilities of these students.

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Dry Eye Syndrome By Dr. Heather Low, DACVO Animal Eye Specialists, Bend

Keratoconjunctivitis sicca (KCS), commonly known as “dry eye” is a condition where the eye does not produce enough tears to keep the eye moist. Tears are very important to the eye as they help lubricate and provide nutrition to the surface of the eye. When there are insufficient tears, the eye will appear red and irritated, and there will be a thick white/green discharge. The eye may appear cloudy and the patient may be rubbing at the eyes. Some patients develop a painful corneal ulcer. In response to insufficient tears, blood vessels and pigment begin to invade the cornea, followed by scar tissue, which can lead to vision loss. Your veterinarian, or a veterinary ophthalmologist, can help diagnose your pet with KCS. A small strip of paper is placed between the lower eyelid and cornea, and the amount of tears soaked up by the paper in measured over one minute. There are many causes of KCS including autoimmune reaction, drug toxicity, diabetes, hypothyroidism, and removal of the tear gland of the 3rd eyelid. In many cases, the cause is unknown. Although KCS may occur in all breeds, the English Bulldog, Cocker Spaniel, West Highland Terrier, Lhasa Apso, Shih Tzu, Schnauzer, and Pugs may be predisposed. KCS is almost always permanent, and requires life-long treatment to prevent blindness and ocular pain. Treatment of KCS consists of stimulating tear production, resolving the inflammation, and keeping the eye lubricated. There are several medications that your ophthalmologist can prescribe to stimulate the glands to produce more tears. Tear supplements, anti-inflammatory medication, and possibly topical antibiotics, may also be used in some patients. Even if normal tear production never returns, you can still provide comfort to your pet and help preserve their vision. It is crucial that your pet be checked as directed to monitor treatment success and assess the need for any changes in medications. Ocular acupuncture can also be very beneficial in patients with KCS. Acupuncture helps stimulate tear production, decrease inflammation, decrease discharge, and provide pain relief. Ocular acupuncture is offered at Animal Eye Specialists in Bend.

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Salutations My Fellow Furry Bendite Friends!

WOOF WOOF for PAWTIES!! There are so many reasons for a great get together with friends…Adoption, spaying, neutering, successfully completing potty training, holidays and of course, Birthdays! My tall Lady threw a Pawty for me on my fi rst/seventh Birthday last year with a “Hello Kitty” theme- HA! She invited 20+ of my closest friends and worked for two weeks on treat bags- Bless her! I am here to tell you that these occasions call for treats and more treats and a few new toys and I suggest that you read on and let your tall twolegged partners know that they have perhaps been dropping the ball on festive opportunities!! I needed a bit of help to bring you the proper information on this topic due to the fact that I, myself, get totally over stimulated when I enter either locations of the wonderful world of Pet Express! My sniffer goes into overdrive and I don’t know which direction to go! Any amount of focus while in “Nirvana” will NOT occur! So I sent the tall lady in without me to gather the information I needed and to bring home a delicious treat for me to report on (research you know!), I’ll get to that one later. After going over her random notes this is what I found out….. Chris Abernathy is the man! He helped introduce new treats and toys and said that “Interactive” toys would be the best for a social event. Chuck-it’s would keep the runners going and tug toys like ropes would be endless fun! There are quite a few toys that I don’t have in my “Basket” but it looks as if there are two that I would like in the future (hint hint)! The fi rst one is a “Bumi”- a non-toxic plastic recycled pull toy that is made by a company in Montana (the same Company that makes my favorite toy, the “Zisc”). And the other I would suggest is an “Invincibles”! The one that the tall lady wrote in her notes and circled and starred was a snake with squeakers down the WHOLE body! It appears that even when it gets punctured it still squeaks…awesome! Chris seems to have pointed out a plethora of treats because this is where the tall ladies notes get crazy! He explained how not only treat bags are a great idea for the Pawty, but they clean teeth and relieve stress. “There are all sorts of body parts” Chris said- tracheas, knees, ears, puzzles, tails, etc. to keep your friends busy! Biscuit treats are abundant as well and I for one will sit my bum in a puddle for anything my two legged partner might have in her hand! And then there was the fantastic treat she brought home for ME! No Pawty would be complete without cake and ice cream and I suggest any recipe you can Google for “Pupcakes” and the fantastic frozen yogurt cup by “Natures Variety” that quickly sent me into brain freeze!! I had the sweet potato/molasses fl avor and MY, OH MY, it was delicious! Lastly let’s not forget gift giving ideas! All of the above mentioned treats and toys are great ideas and there are beautiful hand knit sweaters in various sizes and colors by a company called Chilly Dogs. And, for your more outdoorsy friends a “Cloud Chaser” or “Climate Changer” by Ruff Wear would be a most excellent idea! And Chris said “a gift card is always a great idea”! YES IT IS CHRIS (you’re my favorite)!! I look forward to seeing pictures in the future of all the Tail Waggin/ Howlin Good Times around Central Oregon!

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Here is an instant mood modification exercise that will make you happy and cheerful in only moments! One day, while driving home my son Wyatt started to “gripe” about the birthday (his fourth), we recently celebrated and his toys. This is very unusual for him and yes, he was tired but being tired and stressed, in my book, is no reason to be critical and unthankful. I started to verbally express to him reasons to be thankful. After the threat of taking away his toys, he decided to be thankful, but I wanted him to feel it, not just say he was. When we arrived home, I taught Wyatt and my daughter Abilene (2 years) to be grateful by taking them on a gratitude walk thru the house. As life often proves, actions do speak louder than words, the mood within us and the energy within the house was much more positive. A gratitude walk is when we verbally and even physically express and give thanks, praise and love for everything. When I say everything, I mean everything. Walk thru your home and look at everything individually, look at your furniture, knickknacks, pictures, animals and people and say, “Thank you and I love you”. Do this exercise room by room, item by item while expressing your gratitude for what you see. It is okay to pick things up and caress them if you like, and even take a moment to revive a

positive memory and give love and thanks for it. You may be wondering to whom you are giving thanks. You are not giving thanks to the item, but to your Devine. When you are sharing gratitude for your blessings, you are creating a positive energy that will only increase more gratitude and love. If you are doing this with your kids, do it aloud, yet if you are alone, you can speak aloud or be silent, the key it speak from your heart. It is okay to desire better “things”, but we will not be blessed with better if we cannot show love and thankfulness for what we have now as Frank A. Clark said, “If a fellow isn’t thankful for what he’s got, he isn’t likely to be thankful for what he’s going to get.” We may strive for better, but better comes within, and that means creating and sharing honest feelings of love and gratitude. This exercise is easy, fun, uplifting, and positive. It will change your energy, your attitude, and the feelings within your home and yourself as well. You can do this in many ways and in different locations such as: outside, at work, in your car, or even go thru your address book and give thanks and love for your contacts.

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Toddlin Tales: For ages 18-36 mo. Stories, songs, rhymes, tickles, movement. Tues. at 10:15 and 11am and Wed. at 10:15am. Come early, space is limited. Baby Steps: Stories, songs, rhymes. For infants 0-18 months. Mondays @ 11am. Preschool Parade: Stories, songs, rhymes, and sometimes a craft for children ages 3-5. Tues. at 1:30pm and Fri. at 10:15am. Good Chair, Great Books: April 4th, Noon-1pm. Read and discuss this year’s A Novel Idea book “Kapitoil” by Teddy Wayne. Free and open to the public. Novel Idea 2011 Kick Off: April 9th, 1pm. The Classic Book Club will be discussing Tristram Shandy by Laurence Sterne. Everyone is welcome. 3pm, Express Yourself. What does it mean to “know” a language? How do we learn a new one? How is it that Karim can speak English with impeccable grammar, but still not “get” the language? Lynn Santelmann will discuss what we know when we know a language and the joys and pitfalls of trying to learn a new one. Teen Territory: 2-3:30pm. Brooks Room. Free for ages 12-17. April 12th, Beads and Twine Jewelry. May 11th, Duct Tape Creations. Second Sunday: April 10th, 2-3:30pm.Jawad Khan of the Muslim Educational Trust of Portland, will discuss the poetic nature of the Quran and its influence on both eastern and western literature. An open mic will follow. Free and open to the public. Middle Eastern Cooking Demo and Tasting: April 13th, 6pm. Chef Ramsey from Joolz prepares and shares few Middle Eastern dishes. Class sizes are limited and advanced registration is required. Many Borders to Cross: An Uneasy Nation of Immigrants: April 14th, 6:30pm. University of Oregon professor of Political Science Daniel Tichenor and professor of Sociology Elaine M. Replogle provide historical perspective on the contentious debate and evolving policies governing immigrant admissions and rights in America and explore the U.S. immigrant experience with a focus on the challenges of social, cultural, and economic integration. Classic Book Club: April 26th, 6pm. The Classic Book Club will be discussing Tristram Shandy by Laurence Sterne. Everyone is welcome. Pajama Party Story Time: April 27th, 6:45pm. Night time stories, songs, rhymes, & activities for ages 3 – 5. Pajamas are optional but welcomed.

East Bend Library

62080 Dean Swift Road, 541-312-1046 Celebremos El Día de los Niños/Día de los Libros (Celebrate Day of the Child/Day of the Book) Para la familia. Cuentos, canciones, y guitarrista Rich Glauber (All ages. Stories, songs, guitarist Rick Glauber) 30 de abril, 2pm (Apr 30, 2 pm) Cuentos y Canciones con Michele (Stories and Songs with Michele) 0 a 5 años. Cuentos, canciones, y manualidades. (0-5 yrs. Stories, songs, and crafts) 21 de mayo, 1pm (May 21, 1 pm) 18 de junio, 1pm (June 18, 1pm) 16 de julio, 1pm (July 16, 1pm)

Crook Cty. Public Library

175 NW Meadow Lakes Dr., 541-447-7978

Wee Read: A toddler lapsit for ages 0-3ys & caregivers held every Wed., 10am. Storytime: Join Tammy for stories & crafts. T/6pm;Th/11am. Ages 3-6yrs.

Lapine Public Library

16425 1st St., 541-312-1090 Family Fun Story Time: Tues, though May 31, 10:30am. Come join us for reading, rhyming and singing, all of which strengthen literacy skills! Ages 0-5. Teen DIY Day: April 20th, 1:30-3:30pm. Trash to Treasures. Celebrate Earth Day by taking every day materials, from tin cans to old CDs, and making them into beautiful treasures! 6th-12th graders.

Art Envy: Jackson Pollock: April 15th, 11am. Local artist Paula Bullwinkel discusses the work and life of American artist Jackson Pollock, followed by a splatter painting workshop. Supplies provided, but class is limited to 20 participants. Register at www.deschuteslibrary. org or call Lisa at (541) 312-1034. Good Chair Great Book: Finding Nouf: April 21st, Noon-1pm. Join us for La Pine’s book club and discussion group. Bring lunch and feed your mind! In April we will be discussing Teddy Wayne’s Kapitoil, the 2011 Deschutes Public Library Novel Idea. Teen Laptop Lab: Mon., 3-5pm and Wed., 1:30-3:30pm. (Library closed May 30) Check Myspace and Facebook, do homework, play games with your friends. Staff member in room. Free to 6th-12th graders. La Pine Youth Advisory Council Meeting: April 21st, May 19th, 3-4pm. Come have a say in what happens at the library. Be involved in service to your community. 6th-12th graders. Middle Eastern Cooking Demo and Tasting: April 25th, Noon. Chef Ramsey from Joolz prepares and shares few Middle Eastern dishes. Class sizes are limited and advanced registration is required. Teen Game Day: April 27th, May 25th, 1-3:30. Play Wii, Guitar Hero, Rock Band, Madden Football, card and board games. Librarian in room; free to 6th-12th graders. Red Alert! May 26th, 3;30-4:30pm. Red games, red crafts, are you Red-y?

All Libraries will be closed April 24th for Easter

241 SE 7th St., 541-475-3351 Baby Storytime: Tues., 10:10am. Ages: toddlers to 2yrs. We focus on rhyme, repetition and things that are familiar to your little one. Pre-school Storytime:Tues., 10:30am. Ages 3-up. We focus on narratives, real world experiences, and word play. In order to engage your pre-schooler’s mind, story time also includes interactive games, educational videos and cartoons, and an after-story craft time. Spanish Storytime: Cuándo: Miércoles, 1pm. Bebés y niños de edad preescolar pero todas las edades están invitados. Leeremos un cuentito, cantaremos y haremos un proyectito educacional y divertido que se podrán llevar a casa.

Redmond Public Library

827 SW Deschutes, 541-312-1054 Baby Steps: Stories, songs, rhymes. for infants 0-18 months. Thurs., 10:30. Toddlin’ Tales Story Time: Stories, songs and rhymes for children 18-36 mo & caregiver. Tues., 10:15am through May 17th. Preschool Parade Story Time: Stories, songs, rhymes, and activities for children ages 3-5. Wed., 10:15am. Through May 18th. Teen Thursdays: 1st and 3rd Thurs. of the month. For grades 6-12. 3-4:30pm. April 7th. Trashformations. Create something FANtastic out of stuff you might find in your recycle bin! All materials and supplies provided. No artistic skills required! Free. April 14th. Open Day! The library is your space! Bring your friends, hangout & listen to music. Snacks provided. April 21st. Game Day! Play Wii, guitar Hero, Rock Band and more! Bring in your own games if rated E or T. Board games available too. Good Chair Great Book: April 14th, Noon-1pm. Bring your lunch, and feed your mind at this thought-provoking and fun book club. April’s book is “Kapitoil” by Teddy Wayne. Islam 101: Putting Contemporary Muslim Beliefs and Practices into Context: April 16th, 11am. Rick Colby discusses basic beliefs and practices that are common to Muslims around the world, and how Islam plays a role in the novel Kapitoil, including the education of women, family bonds, and views on morality. Middle Eastern Cooking Demo and Tasting: April 23rd, 2pm. Chef Ramsey from Joolz prepares and shares few Middle Eastern dishes. Class sizes are limited and advanced registration is required. Family Fun Story Time: April 27th, 11:15am. For children 18 months - 5 years with caretaker. Each session features stories, finger rhymes, songs, movement skills and a simple craft in this active fun-filled program designed to help build Early Literacy skills as your child gets ready to read. El Día de los Niños/Día de los Libros: 30 de abril, 10:30 en la Biblioteca Pública de Redmond. Canciones, cuentos, juegos y una manualidad de alrededor del mundo. El programa bilingüe y alegre del músico Rich Glauber, “Música en Acción,” hace que todos participen.

Sisters Public Library

110 N Cedar Ave., 541-312-1072 Family Fun Story Time: Ages 0-5yrs. Wed. at 10:30am. Join us for reading, rhyming, and singing—all three strengthen early literacy skills. Teen Program: Minute To Win It! April 26th, 3:30-5pm. We don’t need a TV to play Minute To Win it—we have our own games right here. See if you have what it takes. Free and open to 6th–12th graders. Art Envy: Jackson Pollock: April 14th, 1pm. Local artist Paula Bullwinkel discusses the work and life of American artist Jackson Pollock, followed by a splatter painting workshop. Supplies provided, but class is limited to 20 participants. Register at www. or call Lisa at (541) 312-1034. Middle Eastern Cooking Demo and Tasting: April 16th, 2pm. Chef Ramsey from Joolz prepares and shares few Middle Eastern dishes. Class sizes are limited and advanced registration is required. Kids Corner: April 19th, May 17th, 3pm. Join us for our monthly kids program, filled with games, wacky science experiments, crafts and stories, too! Ages 6-11 Good Chair, Great Books: April 27th, 6:30pm. Bring your lunch, and feed your mind at this thought-provoking and fun book club. April’s book is “Kapitoil” by Teddy Wayne.

Sunriver Public Library

56855 Venture Lane, 541-312-1080

Family Fun Story Time: Every Thurs. at 10:30. Stories, finger rhymes, songs and movement skills for all ages. Parents and caregivers required to attend with child and to participate in all activities. Ages 0-5. Chapter One Book Club: April 2nd, 10am. T he Chapter One Book Club, sponsored by the Friends of the Sunriver Area Public Library, is open to anyone. There are no restrictions on membership. “People of the Book” by Geraldine Brooks (discussion leader: Liz Englund). Pajama Party Story Time: April 5th, 19th, May 24th, 7pm. 3-5 yrs. Bring your favorite stuffed animal and come and listen to a few short stories before bed. Pajama’s are optional but welcome! Each Family fun session features stories, finger rhymes, songs, and movement skills appropriate for children of all ages that will help them with early literacy skills. Parents or caregivers are required to attend with child and encouraged to participate in all activities. Good Chair, Great Books: April 7th, 12-1pm. Read and discuss. Free and open to the public Recess: Breaktime for Grown Ups: April 13th, 6:30pm. Recess: a program where grown-up playtime is encouraged. Take a break from maturity to craft, game, and play with other adults. Bring yourself and a friend, and join in on the fun! Middle Eastern Cooking Demo and Tasting: April 20th, 6pm. Chef Ramsey from Joolz prepares and shares few Middle Eastern dishes. Class sizes are limited and advanced registration is required. Live Read: April 23rd, 6:30pm. Live Read (līv rēd) n. 1. A program in which attendees enjoy light refreshments and listen to great short fiction read out loud by library staff. Synonyms escape from the everyday, rediscover simple pleasures. sheilag@ Teen Territory: 1:30-3:30pm. Free and open to 12 - 17 year olds. April 6th: Game Day! Video & board games galore! April 13th & 27th:Teen Territory. April 20th: Open Day! A teen-only place. Hang out, listen to music,chat-it’s your space.

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April Events

Coffee & Doughnuts with Bob & the Boys Sorry ladies….gentlemen only for this grief support group. Last Thurs. of the month 10–11am. Winter dates as follows: April 28th. My Friend’s House For children and families who have experienced a loss through death. Parents & caregivers can meet for support and healing while their children attend group with other children. No cost. Dinner included. Contact Eileen for pre-registration at 382-5882. Volunteer Search Listing Partners In Care has many opportunities for volunteering depending on your time, talent and interest. Volunteer training available monthly (excluding August and December) Contact Sarah: 541-382-5882.

Ongoing Events

Bingo at Bend Elks Lodge Bend Elks Lodge is now playing Bingo on Thursday Nights, open to the public, must be 18 to play. Doors open at 5pm first call at 6pm. Bend Elks Lodge 1371, 63120 Boyd Acres Rd., Bend, OR 97701.

Photo courtesy of Erin Miller Photography

Groups, Meetings, Classes & Seminars CO Eating Disorder Support Group Meets the 2nd Tuesday of each month at 7PM, Summit Assisted Living Center, in the conference room (127 S.E. Wilson Ave). For family and friends of persons with eating disorders. Our support group is open to all persons and is free of charge. Our group provides a place for family and friends to meet and talk, confidentially. The meetings and guided meetings are guided by facilitators whose family member has recovered from an eating disorder. Consultants for the facilitators: Nancy Curfman, LCSW and Janyce Vick, LCSW. For more information please contact: Eileen White, 541-383-3405. Golden Bridge Seminars Questions ~ Call Richard & Debbie @ 389-4523 or “Celebrating our Oneness and Connection” April 16th, 9-5:30pm. A powerful, high-energy seminar in which you will be guided through a series of experiential learning processes. Its a day of Becoming The Change you wish to see in the world for the benefit of our Community, our Planet and its People. It is a day of exploring Love and Connection and Celebrating our Oneness through Heart-felt experiential sharing. It is a day of feeling Safe, Loved, Appreciated and Celebrated. Will be held at the Rosie Bareis Campus, 1010 NW 14th St. (between Galvaeston and Newport on Bend’s Westside). The Abraham-Inspiration-Group April 30th, 5pm (to approx 8pm). On the Rosie Bareis Campus, 1010 NW 14th St. (on Bends Westside). Enjoy an open discussion with awesome Video featuring Abraham and Jerry & Esther Hicks, focused upon “learning from our animals.” Donations are welcome, half of which is given back to the Children—the Animals—and the Land. The Jireh Project Free Play Center for Moms and Kids We want to invite you to The Jireh Project Center. We are here to help women and moms having a hard time with depression or needing a safe place to be or someone to talk with. We are always open Tuesday through Friday from 9–3 and other hours as needed. We offer a safe, no cost facility with play, reading and craft areas for children as well as couches, computers, wireless internet and tables for women. If you need transportation please call 541-678-5669. The Jireh Project, 2330 NE Division Street, Suite 1 in Bend. Parenting Class Starting in April! Family Resource Center of Central Oregon, is now taking enrollment for a Parenting Now class offered on Wed. evenings from 6-8pm at Kiddoz Play Center in Bend. Parenting classes meet weekly from April 20th through June 1st and cost $25 per family. Scholarships are also available so everyone is welcome. Dinner and childcare will be provided for each class session. Join other parents and learn new ways to handle challenging behaviors & situations, set clear limits, problem solve with young children and increase positive communication. For more info., or to sign up, call (541) 389-5468 today or visit Partners In Care For family and friends mourning the death of a loved one, Partners In Care, offers free, on-going support groups. All classes are at the Partners In Care location unless otherwise stated. 2075 NE Wyatt Court. Please RSVP at 541-382-5882 for the class you’re interested in. Partners In Care offers monthly community educational presentations. Animal Hospice and Pet Loss An open, drop-in group for anyone anticipating or currently experiencing the loss of an animal companion. Tuesdays 6–7:30pm. For further information call Sharen at 541382-5882.

Birding For Preschoolers 10am Monday mornings, Drake Park in Bend. A birding and nature walk geared towards preschoolers but all ages are welcome. Exploration, singing, finger plays, observation, learning, questioning... it’s all part of a fun-filled hour on Monday mornings at Drake Park. We meet near the middle of the park by the restrooms. Parent or responsible care-taker is required to accompany child. Come join us. We will meet regardless of the weather so please dress in warm, dry layers. Questions? Contact Mary Yanalcanlin at

Child Car Seat Clinic Usually meets on the 1st Thurs. of every month from 10-1pm at the Redmond Fire & Rescue, downtown Station, 341 NW Dogwood Ave, Redmond. Have local car seat technicians help you install your child car seat correctly for FREE! Statistics show that 8 out of 10 car seats are installed wrong! By appointment, 3rd Thurs. of every month 4-6pm. Questions: 541-504-5016 or go to Crook County Skating Rink The Parks District operates a roller skating rink after school begins, through the end of May. It’s located in the gymnasium of Crooked River Elementary School, at 200 NE Fairview. Friday & Saturday Night Skate is from 6-9pm. $5 out of district, in district without card* and $4 in district with card*. Private Parties The skate rink may also be reserved for parties on Saturday afternoons for a two-hour period, 3-5pm. The cost is $40 for the first 30 skaters, payable at the Parks office, with $1 for each additional skater, payable at the door. Reservations are required. Typically, the skate rink is reserved for birthday parties or group recreational gatherings. Your treats and drinks may be brought into the foyer, your personal music may be brought and played by the skate staff, and the limbo bar may be used. Candies and refreshments are also available for sale during your party session.* Get your in district card for the skate rink at the Parks Office. It’s free! Fledgling Fun Mondays from 4-5:30pm. (Fledglings are young birds that have left the nest, but are still under the care of their parents). This is an exploration of our local birds geared towards grades K-6 (all ages welcome). Please join us for a free afternoon of learning, games, crafts, and fun. The Environmental Center, 16 NW Kansas Ave., Bend. April 25th: Watch your Step! ...(Different types of bird feet) May 23rd: Are you my Baby? ...(Common young birds) June 27th: A Bird-day Party ...(A celebration of what we have learned) * Kids must be accompanied by a responsible adult. ** Each month, participants are encouraged to bring a sample of their creative work about nature (for example a poem, drawing, short story, etc.). The work will be on display at ECAS’s “Birder’s Night” and returned the following month. For more information: visit us at Contact Mary Yanalcanlin at (541) 480-6148, or email Free Guide Available To Help Adults Talk With Kids and Teens About Being Online The Family Resource Center of Central Oregon is offering a free guide called, Net Cetera: Chatting with Kids About Being Online, to parents and caregivers of pre-teens and teens. Timely topics such as cyber-bulling, cell phones, and ways to keep your child safe are included in the guide. Net Cetera is produced and distributed by the Federal Trade Commission and is available in Spanish and English. Stop by the Family Resource Center to pick up your free copy. You can also visit their lending library for more information on parenting or ask about low or no-cost parenting classes. The Family Resource Center is located at: 1130 NW Harriman, Bend, OR 97701. For more info., call 541-389-5468. Jireh Project Preschooler Play Group Thursdays, 10am. The Jireh Project offers story time with crafts and playgroup for your preschoolers. Our center at 2330 Division Street, Suite 1 in Bend has fun play centers available at no charge for your kids and moms to enjoy. 541-678-5669 or Kiddoz Craft Day- Every Tues. at 9:30am, FREE. Parents Night Out-Every Friday night, 5:30-9pm. $16. 222 SE Reed Market Rd., #100, Bend. 541-312-4742.

April Events Continued Kid’s Night Out Saturdays though May 28th, 6:30-9:30pm at Juniper Swim and Fitness Center. Parents! Have a night out while knowing your children are involved in a fun, safe and active program. For ages 3-5 and grades K-5th. Pre-registration recommended. Jefferson County Film Center Presents FREE Family Films every Friday at 7:30pm and enjoy free popcorn at the Jefferson County Rodriguez Annex located on E and 8th Street. La Leche League of Bend Meets the 3rd Tuesday of each month to discuss breastfeeding related topics. Nursing babies are welcome, as are pregnant women. Call Katie Boone at 541-317-5912 for more information. Modern Quilt Guild Interest Group Meets monthly on the 1st and 3rd Tues from 5-8pm. Open to all non-traditional sewers and quilters. The group is hoping to form a new chapter of the national organization in the New Year, (visit The group meets at QuiltWorks in Bend at 926 NE Greenwood Ave. Contact Kayla at for more info. Bring a project, a friend and learn about the Modern Quilt Guild. Newcomers Quilt Group Mondays, 9:30-12:30pm at QuiltWorks, 926 NE Greenwood Ave., Bend. Anyone new to quilting or new to Bend is welcome! 541-728-0527.


First Friday Gallery Walk April 1st, 5-9pm. Galleries in downtown Bend, Northwest Crossing and the Old Mill fill with art patrons as they open their doors for this special monthly evening. Includes musical performances and refreshments at selected galleries. A Night of Jokers and Fools! April 1st, 8pm. Improv and Standup Comedy by Celeste Franklin, Doug Morgan and Kelly Edwards! Tickets are $8. At 2nd Street Theater, 220 NE Lafayette, Bend. Tour du Chocolat April 1st, 6pm. Truly decadent desserts will be served at the annual Tower fundraiser. Doors will open at 6pm, with a preview hour from 5pm - 6pm for Tower Members only. $5 admission gets you chocolate AND wine! Families welcome and encouraged. Sponsored by COUNTRY Financial. The Refugees April 2nd, 7:30pm. The trio of women that is The Refugees emerged on the music scene as a verifiably unmatched force of talent, diversity, and experience. Each successful in her own right as a solo artist, Cindy Bullens, Deborah Holland and Wendy Waldman formed their unique and innovative group in 2007 and since that time have been wowing audiences, radio DJs, and music critics alike with their soaring harmonies, indelible musicianship, and unforgettably humorous stage presence. Tickets: Reserved Seating $26 and $22. At the Tower Theater in Bend. Horse Butte 10-Mile Trail Run April 3rd, 9am. SE of Bend. A great 10 mile loop on rolling single track Southeast of Bend. This race kicks off the Central Oregon trail racing season. Weather permitting there are great views of the Cascade mountains. Oregon Old Time Fiddlers April 3rd, 1-3PM at the Pine Forest Grange Hall, 63214 Boyd Acres Rd., Bend, Oregon, Donation Accepted, All Ages Welcome, Non Smoking - Alcohol Free, Come Listen and Dance, Info: Bob 1-541-447-5451. Mt. Bachelor Charity Ski Week April 4-8 and 11-15 Benefits The Environmental Center! Stop by The Environmental Center to pick up your $25 Mt. Bachelor Charity Week vouchers and get ready hit the slopes for a great cause! The Environmental Center will receive 100% of the proceeds from each ticket redeemed. We are thrilled to be a beneficiary again this year! Linda Purl w/Lee Lessack April 6th, 7:30pm. Broadway and television star Linda Purl (“The Adventures of Tom Sawyer,” “Born Free,” “Happy Days,” “Matlock,” “The Office”) teams with veteran lyric baritone Lee Lessack (whom the Chicago Tribune calls “the best male cabaret singer since Michael Feinstein”) for a powerhouse evening of America’s favorite music by fourtime Oscar winner Johnny Mercer. Ticketing ~ Reserved Seating @ $42 and $37. Trashformations April 9th, 7am. Some participants weld old metal things, some screw and bolt salvaged wood and some glue, wire, or nail other materials. All participants create assemblages out of items that are thought by many, to be of little or no value. Participants have 36 hours to create finished works of art. Each participant or team must bring their own tools and fasteners. Workstations, power and the raw building/creating materials are provided by Pakit Liquidators. Cost: Pre Register $20, $25 day of. Pakit Liquidators, 903 S.E. Armour in Bend. 541-389-7047 or Matt at Revolution of Hope April 9th, 10-3pm. Family Event at Centenial Park. The Band Elliott, The Reptile Guy, Giveaways, Inflatable Games, Free BBQ, Free Massages, Hip Hop Dance Team, Family

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Entertainment and MORE. Free. For more info. contact Aaron Sutherland, 541-7716548.

Week of the Young Child April 11-15th. Kick-off Celebration from 12-1 at the Deschutes Children’s Foundation, Bend. Musical Performance by Head Start Children, Comments by Commissioner Al Unger, Award Presentation to Family-Friendly Businesses, Meet Community Leaders and Thank Teachers. April 12 is Building Brains: Activities and Information for Parents, Caregivers & Teachers of Young Children from 6:30pm-8pm at the Tower Theater. Discover the ins and outs of brain development while learning skills and activities that can be enjoyed at home though play. Free. April 15 is Eat, PLAY, Love! A Celebration for Families with Young Children at the High Desert Museum from 4:30pm-7pm. A FREE fun-filled family event featuring a healthy dinner, activities for play and learning, live music by children’s musician Victor Johnson. For a complete listing of events, go to: Free Cone Day at Ben & Jerry’s April 12th, 12-8pm. At Ben & Jerry’s in the Old Mill. Donations Support Healthy Beginnings. Cascade Mountaineers Gear Swap April 13th, 6pm. Clear out those closets & your garage. Here’s your chance to get a head start on Spring cleaning. Save hundreds on gear & equipment that you were planning on buying new. The $$ you save could pay for a road-trip. Mountain, rock, ice, camping & hiking gear will all be accepted. If you would like to donate any items to the Club, please call 541-408-3500 for pick-up. Gear check-in runs from 4:30pm to 6pm on Wed., April 13th. Hot Flashes April 16th, 7pm. A Benefit for the American Cancer Society. The hit musical comedy has delighted over 13,300 audience members since May 2002. The show follows the career of a talented five-woman band as they age from their forties to their seventies, singing songs like “Never Too Old to Rock” and “I Wouldn’t Have Missed it for the World” They confront the second half of their lives with honesty, compassion and humor. Tickets: Reserved Seating $40 and $35. 2nd Annual Cow Pie Bingo April 16th, 11am-3pm at the Mountain View Soccer Field in Bend. Numbered raffle tickets are for sale for $5 each. Each ticket purchased will buy you a square on the grid. Tickets may be purchased from any Bend FFA student or by calling 541-318-5778. First prize is $750, second prize is $500, and third prize is $250. The student who sells the most tickets wins $250. The Bend FFA Alumni will also have other activities going on for kids and parents to enjoy! There will be food available to purchase, a petting zoo, face painting, stick rodeo (this is great fun for the 3 year olds!) cow pie toss, you can learn how to rope a steer. All this, plus cheering on our 3 cows to… let the chips fall where they may! All proceeds to support the Bend FFA Chapter. Walk MS 2011 April 16th, 10am at the Riverbend Park. National MS Society, Oregon Chapter events help raise awareness and support for vital programs and services for over 7,200 individuals and families living with MS in Oregon and SW Washington. The National MS Society, Oregon Chapter educates, inspires and empowers those affected by multiple sclerosis (MS). We create innovative programs to meet the needs of people with MS and their families; host exciting fundraising events to give supporters a meaningful role in the MS movement; and fund cutting-edge research into treatments and a cure. With a passion for bringing about a world free of MS, we help people with MS live healthier, more independent lives. NW Crossing Spring Festival April 16-17th. 11am–10pm, Sat. and include a children’s performance area and an artist promenade with over 40 artists. Sunday the fun continues from 11 am-4pm with dance performances, live music, and outdoor gear retailers to get you ready for summer play. Light of Hope April 17th, 9am. Court Appointed Special Advocates of Central Oregon hosts a 10K, 5K and 1K run/walk; proceeds benefit CASA. $30 or $20 for the 10K and 5K races, $10 for the 1K. Riverbend Park, SW Columbia St. and SW Shevlin Hixon Dr., Bend. 541-3891618 or The Swingle Singers April 18th, 7:30pm. World-class, multi-grammy award-winning a cappella from London. You’ve heard them on “Glee,” “West Wing,” “Sex in the City” and in “Milk” and “Wedding Crashers.” Now experience five-time Grammy winners and the originators of pop a cappella covering Bach, the Beatles, even Bjork. You’ll swear there’s a full orchestra on stage when these eight amazing vocalists swing the beatbox sound that set the standard four decades ago. Ticketing, Reserved Seating, $35 and $30. Celebrating 10 years at MountainStar Family Relief Nursery April 20th, 4:30-6pm. Free, food, fun and friends event! Join us as we kick off our 10th Anniversary. Together we have reached this significant milestone. We invite you to move forward with us as we pledge to uphold our mission of keeping Deschutes County’s children safe, parents successful and families together! East Campus, Deschutes Childrens Foundation. The Banff Mountain Film Festival April 23rd, 7pm. Hot on the heels of the festival held every fall in Banff, Alberta, the Banff Mountain Film Festival World Tour hits the road. Tickets: General Admission $20 All Ages

Page 24 Central Oregon Family News April 2011 Earth Day Fair and Parade April 23rd, 11-4pm. The street fair will be held along Kansas Ave just one block south of McMenamins and in front of The Environmental Center. The Parade will begin at 11am and will wind through downtown Bend and end at the main stage of the Fair. The parade is free and open to everyone who wants to join in celebrating the natural world in our streets. Three rules: no live animals, no motorized vehicles and no written words. Michael Thompson April 25th, 6:30pm. Psychologist and bestselling author, Dr. Thompson provides both a sensitive and practical guide to raising healthy children in our hectic, modern world. Tickets: General Admission $10. Hal Sparks April 30th, 7:30pm. Star of VH1’s I Love The 70’s & Queer As Folk. Actor, comedian, heavy metal musician, and one-time game show host, known for his additions to VH1 and the role of Michael Novotny on the American television series Queer as Folk. His previous claim to fame was hosting E!’s Talk Soup. Reserved Seating $22, all ages. $5 increase all seats Day of Show. March For Babies April 30th, 8am. At River Bend Park, Columbia St & Shelvin Hixon Dr., Bend.The money you raise supports programs in your community that help moms have healthy, full-term pregnancies. And it funds research to find answers to the problems that threaten our babies. We’ve been walking since 1970 and have raised an incredible $2 billion to benefit all babies.


La Pine Grange Flea Market April 2nd, 10am-3pm at the Grange Hall on Morson. Family friendly, clean and affordable. Shop Local. New/Used items, antiques, collectables, Farm Fresh Local Eggs, crafts and so much more! Call Robin for more information, 541-536-1455. 3rd Annual Tea & Dessert April 9th, 2-4pm at the La Pine Senior Center as part of the Week of the Young Child Celebration. Sponsored by Families and Communities Together (FACT). Features Children’s activities, entertainment, prizes and a delicious selection of desserts. FACT also takes this time to acknowledge local early childhood educators for their dedication to providing quality programs and services to young children. Join us for family fun ^ desserts. For tickets or additional info. please contact the FACT office at 541-876-1011. La Pine Chamber of Commerce Breakfast April 15th, 7:45-9:15am. Come and join the Chamber at the La Pine Senior Center. Open to Chamber Members and their guest. Speaker, Sponsor, and lots of networking. Cost for the Breakfast is $8.00. Call the Chamber for more information and to reserve a seat, (541) 536-9771. Spring Festival & Community Easter Egg Hunt April 24th at the La Pine Event Center.

Madras The 33rd Annual Small Farmer’s Journal Horsedrawn Auction & Swap Meet April 13-16th. At the Jefferson Country Fairgrounds in Madras, Oregon. Drafthorse Plowing Match on Wednesday, April 13. Auction, Thurs.-Sat., April 14–16. Expecting 4000+ items. Coaches, buggies, wagons, sleighs, farm equipment & tools, harness and more. New this year, will be the “European Style” Work Horse Market Fair, an all private sale between seller and buyer. The Swap Meet and Small Farm Trade Fair will feature harness makers, green living and self sufficiency tools, blacksmiths, country artists, antiques, boot makers, period clothing, demonstrations and more. Ryan Foxley in concert Friday night. Families from all over the world attend this grand agricultural event. For more info. call “A.J.” at 1-800-876-2893 or visit The 17th Annual Warm Springs Tribal Youth Art Exhibit April 16th. Each year The Museum presents the TWANAT Award and The Museum At Warm Springs Lifetime Achivement Award to individuals whose efforts on behalf of Native Americans can serve as an example for all Americans. Please join us to honor Cmdr. John Herrington and The Confederated Tribes of Siletz Indian of Oregon. The Museum will present the TWANAT Award to Cmdr. John Herrington, the First Native American Astronaut. The Museum At Warm Springs Lifetime Achievement Award will be presented to the Confederated Tribes of the Siletz Indians of Oregon. This special Honor Dinner and reception will begin at 5:30 pm with dinner and the program to follow. “Beads & Baskets” - Permanent Collections Exhibit April 22nd-June 5th. Ancient techniques and creations! View large beaded and woven baskets passed on from generations and now preserved in our archives at The Museum At Warm Springs.


2011 National Wild Turkey Banquet April 2nd. All proceeds go to help the Wild Turkeys in Oregon. Location: Brother’s Family Diner, Prineville. Contact: Byron Cheney, 541-447-1216 or OMSI - Science After School April 4-8th, 3:30-4:30pm. Grades K-8! Take part in this week-long science program

April Events Continued

brought to you by OMSI. Biology, Chemistry, Physics, and Space Science are the topics at hand. $40 ID, $60 OD. Crooked River Elementary School. Ask about youth scholarships. Dancing April 7-May 5th. Choose from Line Dancing and/or a Dance Sampler. Learn these easy and intuitive dances over 5 weeks. No partner required. Crooked River Gym, Line Dancing from 6-6:50pm, $39 ID, $59 OD. Dance Sampler from 7-7:50pm, $39 ID, $59 OD. Sign up for both and pay $33 ID or $50 OD for each class. Ages 16 and Up. Can Chaser Barrel Racing April 9th, 9am. Free to the Public. Info: Judee Hagen, 541-416-9099 or Mexican Rodeo April 16th, TBD. Indoor Arena. Info: Antonio Lopez, 541-419-7456. Junior Team Tennis April 18- June 1st, 5:15pm. The focus of this class is on continued development of basic skills such as forehand, backhand, & overhand strokes, volleys, serves, topspin and slice, etc. Fun match play drills as well. Must already possess basic tennis skills. Ages 7 to 14. Mon & Weds. Crook County High School Tennis Courts. $30 ID, $45 OD. C Bar T Barrel Racing April 23-24th, 8am. Indoor Arena. Free. Info: C Bar T, 541-998-3385 or Easter Egg Hunt April 23rd. Pee Wee Rodeo April 29th- 30th, 9AM. Outdoor Arena. Info: Tim Sappington, 541-548-3578 or Silver Saddle & Song April 29-30th, 9am. Featuring Western art, gear shows and sales, rodeo events, cowboy poetry, live music and more. Concert takes place at Crook County Highschool on Sat., $30 in advance, $35 at the door and $15 ages 12 and younger for concert. Crook County Fairgrounds, 1280 S. Main St., Prineville. 541-447-6304.

Redmond Stars in the Sagebrush April 8th, 6pm. Location: Eagle Crest Resort, Redmond. Celebrating the Artist in Every Child. A biennial event which celebrates Service, Innovation, Mentorship, Partnership, Leadership & Excellence. Also helps support the Stars in the Sagebrush Scholarships which are awarded to high school students through an application and selection process, helping Redmond students continue in their post secondary and vocational education. Sponsored by Skanska and the Redmond 2J Education Foundation. Tickets are $25 each. For further info., contact Toni Duff at 541-923-8910, ext. 1110. Central Oregon Teen Challenge 3rd Annual Spring Banquet April 9th, 5pm. Mike Hodges will be our guest speaker. Mike Hodges pioneered the Pacific Northwest Teen Challenge in 1983. He opened the first men’s center in Lebanon, Or. and by the time he moved to Branson, Missouri to become the President of Teen Challenge USA, Mike had the privilege to oversee 9 centers throughout the Pacific NW. Meet and Greet at 5pm and dinner starts promptly at 6pm. Tickets: $40ea or sponsor a table of 8 for $320. Eagle Crest Resort, 1522 Cline Falls Rd., Redmond. 3rd Annual Spring Fling Car Show April 16th, 9am-2pm. Sponsored by Diego’s Spirited Kitchen. On Evergreen Ave. and Seventh Street (Next to the Redmond Chamber of Commerce). Pick up an entry form at Diego’s, 447 SW 6th St., Red; or call 541-316-2002. Redmond Community Concert Association Presents Il Voce April 17th, 2pm and 6:30pm. Location: Redmond High School Auditorium, Redmond. Il Voce puts a fresh face on the global phenomenon of the genre labeled “classical crossover” or “popera”. Their amazing sound is created by the combination of these four magical voices. All revenues go toward bringing these artists to our audiences and providing artistic Outreach Programs to our schools. Doors open 45 minutes prior to show time. For more info., please call 541-350-7222 or visit “Steel Stampede Vintage Motorcycle Rally Cruises To Crooked River Ranch April 30th-May 1st, 9am. Crooked River Ranch will be the site of the American Historic Racing Motorcycle Association’s AHRMA) Powroll/Redwood Engineering Northwest Trials Series and AHRMA/ Novation Racing Lumberjack Series. Motorcycles from the 50s-70’s will be operated by competitors ages 30’s-80’s. The trials utilize hills, valleys, boulders, tree roots, and a variety of seemingly insurmountable objects to challenge riders. Tthe goal is to complete the course without the rider’s feet touching the ground. Benefits the Crooked River Ranch community and is presented by the Crooked River Ranch Club and Maintenance Association, in cooperation with the Crooked River Ranch - Terrebonne Chamber of Commerce. General admission is $10 per person, per day. Some discounts will apply. For more info., contact Pete at 541-923-1290, visit the website at, or call 541-923-2679.

April Events Continued


Jonathan Byrd and Chris Kokesh April 9th, 8pm (doors open at 7pm). The folk musicians perform. $15 suggested donation. Harmony House, 17505 Kent Rd, Sisters. 541-548-2209. Jen’s Garden Dinner to benefit DRC April 11th,5-9pm. At Jen’s Garden. T.R. and Jen McCrystal, long time contributors to the DRC. Mark your calendars for this special event that directly benefits our rivers and streams. Only 28 tickets are available for this exquisite experience. Ticket are $100 per person and are fully inclusive of wine and gratuity. To register, contact Debbie Conners at 541.382.4077 ext.10 or My Own Two Hands Art Stroll April 15th, 4pm. Location: Hood Avenue. Community parade, live music, artist demonstrations and refreshments throughout the galleries, shops & streets of Sisters. Join the parade for My Own Two Hands. This year’s theme is “In The Current” Applications are available at Sisters Chamber of Commerce. Anyone can participate. Any questions please call Jeri at 541-549-0251. My Own Two Hands “In The Current” Art Auction April 16th, 6pm. Location: Ponderosa Forge. Tickets must be purchased in advance. An art auction that benefits the Sisters American Project. The theme this year “In The Current” celebrates the importance of our rivers and waters in Sisters Country, while at the same time gives plenty of artistic interpretation toward current events. Phone: 541549-4979. Star Watching Party April 29th, 7pm. Location: Sisters Park & Recreation District. A cooperative effort of the Sisters School District, SPRD, and enthusiastic amateur astronomers in the area to stage organized star-watches and invite the general public to share in the experience. The event begins with a presentation in the SPRD building and then the action moves out to the Sisters High School soccer field. Call Ron Thorkildson at 541-549-8846 for more information.


Making Memories Ceramics Fridays through June 4th, 4-6pm. Paint your own vacation keepsakes like mugs, bowls, and piggy banks! You get to choose the project that you would like to paint and we will help you make it into a work of art. Firing of pottery takes 2-4 days depending on group size and projects selected. Arrangements can be made to have your piece mailed. Reservations required. 24 hour cancellation policy or minimum program fee will be charged. Located at the Outpost. $10-$20. The Bear Factory™ at Sunriver Resort Sat. through June 4th, 1-3pm. We’re excited to bring you the official Bear Factory stuffed animal collection. Choose from a variety of bears, kitties, and doggies that you hand stuff to achieve the perfect hugability. Each stuffed animal comes with a carrier and birth certificate. You can also select from a variety of outfits. Reservations required. 24-hour cancellation policy or minimum program fee will be charged. Appointments are made in 15 minute increments. Located at the Outpost. $25/animal; $15/outfit. All About Animals, Birds Abound April 2nd, 11am. Talks at noon and 1pm. Spring is on the Way and birds are getting busy in Sunriver! Join us and our live raptors for a special day all about birds. Find out what makes the birds of prey so fantastic. Enjoy educational talks, displays, and activities. $4 Adults $3 Children Members Free. Spring Family Forays (nature walks) April 7th, 14th, 21st and 28th. 10:30AM-11:15AM. At the Nature Center. Perfect nature walk for pre-schoolers, parents and grandparents. All ages are welcome to join a naturalist for nature walk. Explore the wonders of early Spring in Sunriver! $3 Adults $2 Children (ages 2-5). The Great Hall Easter Egg Hunt April 24th, 11:30am. Join the Easter Bunny in his favorite tradition as you look for treat filled eggs. The hunt begins with the youngest age group at 11:30am. Includes an Easter basket, Egg Hunting License and all the eggs the children can find. The Easter Bunny will hide a special egg in each age group with an eggciting prize! Reservations required. 24 hour cancellation policy or full program fee will be charged. $10/child Resort Guest; $12/child General Public.

Theatrical Arts

BTYP’s 2011 Spring Play Production Class Begin Monday, April 4!! Mon. and Thurs., 4-5pm. For 3-9th graders. This play production class reinforces the fundamental elements of our curriculum including skills in pantomime, stage movement, voice & diction, and improvisation! Performances will be fun and entertaining for the beginning as well as the experienced student. Material will be selected based upon enrollment and skill level. No experience is necessary but attendance is mandatory! Enrollment is limited, so be sure to sign up early! Classes are at Cascades Theatrical Company Playhouse, 148 NW Greenwood Ave. Tuition: $180. Performances will be May 25 and 26th. CTC Presents Lisa Loomer’s “Distracted” April 29 - May 15. Wed - Sat, 7:30pm and Sun 2pm. What’s wrong with nine-year-old Jesse? His teacher thinks that it’s ADD, Dad says, “He’s just a boy!”, and Mama’s on a quest for answers. A psychiatrist prescribes Ritalin, but surely a pill can’t solve all

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of his problems. Throughout, Jesse is an offstage voice, becoming louder and angrier, but in danger of fading away. Everyone is distracted, even the actors - they’re breaking character! A hilarious, provocative, and poignant look at a modern family and an epidemic dilemma.

BEAT Voice and Drama Ages: 8-12. Saturday and Sunday, April 9-10 from 9am-12pm. Location: 2nd Street Theater Studio, 220 NE Lafayette. BEAT offers this class that will focus on acting techniques, performance skills and expression. This is perfect for the beginning actor who to wants to give it a try and be ready for the next BEAT production workshop. The end of the class will be capped with a performance. Fee: $65. BEAT announces the opening of Guys and Dolls April 1st-3rd. 7pm or 2pm performance times. Set in Damon Runyon’s mythical New York City, this oddball romantic comedy ~ considered by many to be the perfect musical comedy ~ soars with the spirit of Broadway as it introduces us to a cast of vivid characters who have become legends in the canon. At Summit Highschool in Bend.

High Desert Museum Go Mining! April 2nd, 11am-3pm. At our indoor re-created High Desert placer mine and stream. Preschooler Backpack Explorers April 7-8th, Creature of the Night. April 14-15th, Volcano Country. 10-11am. Ages 3 and 4 and parents go on a special Museum adventure! Backpack Explorers is a hands-on, developmentally appropriate program for preschoolers. The program has a new theme each week highlighting the animals, exhibits, and stories of the High Desert Museum. Parents and their young children go on an adventure led by a Museum education specialist for a 60-minute program that includes circle time, science, art, body movement stations, and a backpack tour. Preschoolers don our special backpacks filled with hands-on items such as owl eggs, otter fur, and Native American artifacts. Children journey through the Museum visiting areas related to the theme. They’ll take home their art plus activities they can do at home with their families to reinforce their adventure at the Museum. $15 per child, plus museum admission for each adult. Members, $10. Sign up for four classes and get a $5 discount. SASS Club April 30th, 8:30am-10am. THE BONE ZONE Almost everybody has bones. Birds, bears, and bobcats do. What about you? Let’s look at different types of bones and learn why our bones are important. For children with disabilities, ages 4-10. SASS (science, art, and social studies) Club is a hands-on, interactive class for children with disabilities. Led by museum educators, the club explores a new theme each month and highlights the animals, exhibits, and stories of the High Desert Museum. Parents and their children have the museum all to themselves as class is held during nonpublic hours of operation. Class includes a circle time, touchable artifacts, scientific experiments, and art projects. Meet Live Wolves! Mission:Wolf April 30th and May 1st. Your chance to meet wolves from Colorado’s Mission:Wolf refuge and education project. Get face-to-face with wolves from Colorado’s Mission: Wolf refuge and education project. Look into the eyes of these legendary predators, and learn about their role in a diverse, balanced ecosystem. $10 for Members, $20 plus admission for non-members. You can purchase on-line or at the Museum in advance. If you need to cancel, please call the Museum 24 hours in advance at 541-382-4754, ext. 271. No refund for cancellations less than 24 hours in advance. Please note age restrictions on each show time. Daily Programs Free with Museum Admission. This schedule is subject to chage daily check with Admissions Desk to confirm: 541-382-4745, ext. 271. 11am Birds of Prey Talk: Meet a magnificent raptor close-up and learn about them from the wildlife staff. 1pm Keeper Talk: Find out from the animal keepers what it is like to care for wildlife at their habitats throughout the Museum (check with front desk for schedule) 2pm Otter Talk: See the amazing world of the river otter. Touch furs and skulls and learn about the Museum’s river otter, Thomas. 2:45pm Spirit of the West Exhibit Tours: Journey with a guide from a Native American rock shelter, through a mining operation and a re-created 1885 settlement town. Weekly Programs 10-2pm, The Otter Den: A fun, new creative lay and learning space! Children ages 2-5 and their parents can experience changing themes each week, from tumbling to bubble play. 1-5pm, Wild Wedcnesdays: Visitors ages 7-12 and their parents will dicover obscure parts of the Museum on weekly scavenger hunts. Use puzzles to find all the hidden trasure chests and get a Museum prize. Themes of the adventure change each month. 10:30am, Tuesdays, Totally Touchable Tales: storytelling that opens preschoolers’eyes, ears and hearts to the natural cultural wonders of the High Desert, with activities such as puppet play and quick craft projects for ages 2-5. Sponsored by Central Oregon Pediatric Associates. The High Desert Museum is nationally acclaimed for telling the story of America’s High Desert through indoor and outdoor: wildlife habitats; interactive, experiential play spaces for children; living history performances; natural and cultural exhibits; Native American and Western art; and music, nature trails, tours and special programs for all ages. A wild getaway on 135 forested acres, is just five minutes from Bend on South Hwy. 97. Winter Hours and rates through April 30: 10am-4pm, daily; $10 adults, $9 ages 65 and older, $6 ages 5-12, free ages 4 and younger and all members. 541-382-4754,


Early Childhood

Clay Time Machine

Clay Start

Take a ride in the clay time machine and explore the world of ceramic art from ancient times to present! Explore one of the world’s oldest art forms while learning about cultures throughout history. $68

Ages 2-4

Experience the tactile world of art as you and your child work in clay. Working in clay is an excellent exercise for developing your child’s fine motor skills by learning to express the world in 3-D. A caregiver must accompany each child. No child under two should be present during class. $65

Ages 8-12

M | Apr 4-May 2 | 4pm-5:30 | Bommarito

Painting Studio I

Sess. 3 | T | Apr 5-May 3 | 9am-9:45 | Staff

Ages 8-12

Art Start

Building on foundations of Painting Studio, students will focus on mixed-media by looking at and discussing some of Art’s greatest colorists in painting: Henri Matisse, Pablo Picasso and Mark Rothko. $68

Ages 2-4

Experience the extraordinary world of art as you and your child draw, paint, create collage masterpieces and more! Drawing and painting tools will help your child develop fine motor skills at their important “pre-writing” stage as well as open up their creative thinking and self-expression. A caregiver must accompany each child. No child under two should be present during class. Projects vary each session. $56 Sess. 3 | TH | Apr 7-May 5 | 11am-11:45 | Staff

Family Art Studio Ages 3-5

It is Saturday morning and time to have some fun as a family. We’ll experiment with painting, paper mache, drawing, collage and much more as we explore the world through visual art. A caregiver must accompany the child or children. $88 Sess. 2 | SA | Apr 2-30 | 10:30-Noon | Rustand

Clay Creations Ages 4-6

You’ll have tons of fun as you discover, invent and play with clay. The focus of this class is experimentation and exploration. Young artists will use clay tools and glaze their pieces. Projects vary each session. $75 Sess. 3 | T | Apr 5-May 3 | 10:30am-Noon | Staff

Art and More Ages 4-6

Art and literacy – a winning combination! Books will be read out loud and linked to each art project for skill development in both visual and literary arts. Your child will explore paint, drawing and collage, and learn important social skills. $88 Sess. 3 | TH | Apr 7-May 5 | 1pm-3 | Staff

Youth Meet the Masters Ages 5-13

Perfect for home school families, this class will focus on artists from the 19th and 20th centuries. While exploring some fundamentals of art history we will create artwork using paint, printmaking and various drawing techniques. $138 Sess. 3 | W | Apr 6-May4 | 9am-11:30 | Williams

Clay Exploration I Ages 6-8

Investigate the wonders of clay as you learn hand-building techniques to make a variety of pots and sculpture. Create imaginative pieces and have loads of fun getting your hands into clay. All clay, tools, glaze and firings included. $75 Sess. 2 | T | Apr 5-May 3 | 4pm-5:30 | Bommarito

It’s Art Wednesday Ages 6-8 / 8-12

It’s Early Release Wednesday and that means it’s time for art fun! We go around the world, focusing on a different culture each session. Create with clay in the ceramics studio and then investigate art in the multi-media studio through drawing, painting, collage and more! What will you create? $150 Sess. 5 | Ages 6-8 | W | Apr 6-May 4 | 2:30pm-5 | Bommarito/Williams Sess. 6 | Ages 8-12 | W | Apr 6-May 4 | 2:30pm-5 | Bommarito/Williams

T | Apr 5-May 3 | 4pm-5:30 | Bullwinkel

ADULT CLASSES Clay Fundamentals I Open to all experience levels; learn new skills in this project-oriented class which explores functional and decorative art. Work in clay as you learn the basics of handbuilding, explore 3-D design, and practice at the wheel. First bag of clay, firings, and tools included. $120 Sess. 2 | M | Apr 4-Apr25 | Noon-3 | Bommarito

Mixed Media to Collage Collage is a familiar technique in contemporary art. Assemble and layer your artwork with fragments of paintings, drawings, photos and ephemera. Discover innovative ways to create new artwork from old, learning important techniques regarding design, composition and color. Supplies list. $132 M | Apr 4-Apr 25 | 6:30pm-9 | Holtzman

From Drawing to Printmaking Take your learned methods and strategies of drawing to a new level and apply them towards the art of original hand-pulled prints. Discover this versatile medium and new creative ways to expand your artistic horizons. Using monotype, engraving, and solar plate printmaking techniques you will create a series of your own unique type of prints. Previous drawing experience recommended. $125 W | Apr 6-May 4 | 5:30pm-8 | Clark | Atelier 6000 (389 Scalehouse Ct. #120)


Arts Education

In July of 2010, Arts Central embarked on a new initiative—The Colors of Innovation—to transform the way we teach art. “Art can help develop abilities we value as a society,” explains Annie Painter, an arts education consultant. “The heart of this initiative is strengthening art lessons so we emphasize these abilities—like critical thinking, creativity, problem solving, respect and collaboration.” Arts Central is implementing this initiative in all three of its arts education programs: Art Station, the only non-profit visual arts school in Central Oregon; Artists in Schools, where teacher/ artists visit public schools and provide supplemental arts education; and VanGo, a mobile art studio that brings arts education to under-served kids. While students set about making masks, paintings or clay sculptures, there are bigger goals than just “being creative.” Art is a natural vehicle for better understanding our world and how to live in it. Lessons often feature an artistic or historical

April 2011 Gallery Exhibition-Cascade Camera Club Photo Show Theme of Show: Mindscape. Escaping from photography as documentation the Cascade Camera Club presents Mindscape. Through imagination and creativity, the club shares its passion for and vision of the natural world. The Cascade Camera Club started in 1946 with meetings in the Bend County Courthouse. Starting with 17 members, there are now over 120 members. Members range from novice to professional, from enthusiasts to National Geographic contributors to award-winning photographers. Noted for educational programs, workshops, image critiques, and field trips, The Cascade Camera Club meets the first and third Mondays of each month at 7:00 p.m. at the Bend Senior Center. All are welcome. March Classes - Call 541.330.8759. to register for classes Book Arts: Creative Book Design, Tu/Th, Apr 5–14, 12:30– 3pm. A handmade book is a form of imaginative expression and truly a work of art. Drawing from a range of basic disciplines including design, content, printing, painting, and drawing, students will adapt the format to a creative vision and let go to the endless possibilities of bookmaking. Supply List. Advanced techniques for those who are ready. $65 + $35 studio fee. Learn Uncial Calligraphy, Tu, Apr 19-May 10, 10-2pm. In the third century, Uncial became the established style for manuscripts of importance. Formal, yet more quickly executed, it would become the standard for the copying of Greek manuscripts into Latin. The class involves demonstrations of the Uncial alphabet, class practice, an illuminated letter and other projects, time permitting. Bring snack. Supply List $65 + $35 studio fee. Printmaking and Prints: Traditional & Contemporary Woodblock Printing, Wed, Apr 13–May 4, 1:30–4pm. Throughout the history of art, the use of relief printing, specifically woodcut and linoleum block, has played a significant role in the communication of visual ideas. Develop your skills with wood carving tools, image transfer, non-toxic soy and water-based inks, and quality print papers as you carve, ink, and print your own unique woodcut images. Working primarily with composition in black and white, we will also explore the rich textural and painterly effects of color. Some previous drawing experience recommended. All levels. $60 + $35 studio fee. Innovative Intaglio Printmaking: Saline Sulfate Etching Workshop Session 1 Th April 21 10:30am–2:30pm Session 2 Th, April 28 10:30am–2:30pm A non-toxic etching process, saline sulfate etching provides all the expressive mark making typical of traditional etching without the use of harmful solvents. Acrylic grounds

“It’s all about discovery and self expression. We are not after ‘cookie cutter’ results, because that is not what art is about.”

perspective, so students gain a broader understanding of art and its reflection of society. Lessons also aim to develop greater cultural sensitivity by introducing students to artists, stories and traditions from other cultures. Instructors also use lessons to teach positive social behaviors, like showing respect for tools and materials and helping other students. Another key aim of this initiative is developing skills and “higherorder” thinking. Projects often require students to learn and practice specific technical or artistic skills, like mixing colors, constructing armatures, or using perspective. “Higher-order” thinking skills come naturally through problem-solving (“How am I going to make a lizard out of clay based on what I’ve learned?”) and critical thinking (“What makes this piece of art interesting or fun to look at?”) Creativity is still important in this approach to teaching art. Once students learn some specific skills, they are encouraged to cut loose and use their knowledge to explore and experiment. “We want students to be spontaneous and not be afraid to take risks in their creativity, “ explains program manager Heather McNally. “It’s all about discovery and self expression. We are not after ‘cookie cutter’ results, because that is not what art is about.” Arts Central is enthusiastic about how this initiative will improve arts education. “These changes give our organization and our community a real definition of how and why the arts have value,” says McNally.

applied to aluminum plates protect the areas that aren’t etched. Once engraved, the images produced are remarkable, the plates bite quickly and cleanly to produce a sharp image. Prerequisite: The Working Questions (Tue, April 12), printmaking experience and studio etiquette. $20studio fee per session. The Working Questions Embodying the spirit of the traditional atelier, A6 members meet once a month to explore questions of interest, approaches in printmaking and book arts. Non-members: $15/ Free to A6 members. Saline Sulfate Etching: Demonstration: Tu, Apr 12, 5–8pm (Nonmembers, 6:15–8pm). Saline Sulfate is a non-toxic etching process, which provides all the expressive mark making typical of traditional etching without the use of harmful solvents. Atelier 6000’s Vaquero Buckaroo Accepted into Ashland Exhibition Vaquero/Buckaroo, a limited edition art book created at Atelier 6000 has been accepted into an April 2011 exhibition at Illahe Gallery and Studio held in Ashland, Oregon. Celebrating the art of the word, in the form of Artist Books, the Illahe gallery and studio in Ashland Oregon will showcase artist books in mediums or combinations of mediums of poetry, prose, printmaking, painting, calligraphy, mixed media, photography, sculpture, textile, found objects, and letterpress printing. Build an Art Collection-Enroll in A6’s LImited PRint Subscription Program Atelier 6000 will continue to offer a Limited Print Subscription Program in 2011. The program will present a six-month selection James A. Boeddeker of original hand-pulled prints by either a local, regional or a national artist every other month. Biography’s and artistic media expectations for the series will be presented to the subscribers at the time of enrollment. Only 30 subscribers can be enrolled in this exclusive selection of prints. To reserve your subscription please call the studio directly at 541.330.8759

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Atelier 6000, 389 SW Scalehouse Ct. Suite 120, Bend, OR 97702. Winter Hours: 9am4pm. Note: All printmaking classes include the use of the equipment, tools and inks. Paper is available for purchase. Please register for all A6 classes through the Art Station. Call 541-330-8759 to register.

Phone: 541.318.3356 Mobile: 541.409.6560

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Central Oregon Family News April 2011  

This issue is chock full of great articles, resources, information and fun ideas about spring in Central Oregon.

Central Oregon Family News April 2011  

This issue is chock full of great articles, resources, information and fun ideas about spring in Central Oregon.