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OFFSIDE By Mike Ficher

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US Youth Soccer boasts more than three million registered youth soccer players nationwide. In Oregon, US Youth Soccer has more than 39,000 players. And, more than an estimated 2,000 youth play soccer in Central Oregon. And, unequivocally, the most misunderstood rule in soccer for parents and casual spectators is offside. “To simplify it for non-soccer fans … the basic principle of the infraction is no Cherry Picking,” said Mehdi Salari, president on the Central Oregon Soccer Officials Association and one of the top referees in the area. “You can’t stand behind all the defenders and wait for the ball to be kicked and then have a head start on the ball since you were cherry picking behind the defenders.”

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The Spectator offers ideas, information and observations to encourage you to be a more informed sports spectator and a stronger, more supportive parent. Mike Ficher is a coach, league official, soccer referee, baseball umpire and sportscaster in Central Oregon. His work has appeared in the San Mateo Times, San Francisco Progress, San Jose Mercury News, and Mobile Beat magazine.

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The law specifies that two defenders must be between the player receiving the ball and the goal at the time the pass is delivered. If, at the time of the pass, the defense has only one player between the offensive player and the goal, then the attacking team is offside. However, being in an offside position (only one player between the attacking team player and the goal) does not necessarily translate into an offside call. If the referee or assistant referee determines that the player in the offside position is not involved in the play, then, offside is not called. Involved in the play means either directly receiving the ball, influencing the defender to react to their presence or gaining an advantage by being in that position. Even if the player receives the ball in an onside position, if, at the time of the pass, the offensive player was in an offside position, the call is offered. “The linesman’s (assistant referee) job is to listen and watch for when an attacking player passes the ball to a teammate,” Salari said. “Parents are often watching the player with the ball and are not always keeping track of the player receiving the pass. The linesman should be keeping an eye on the player receiving the pass and that is why sometimes the linesman signals an offside which the parents didn’t really see … because they weren’t necessarily looking at the player receiving the pass at the time the pass was made.” Offside is one of the two most critical coverage areas for assistant referees (the other is out-of-bounds). The AR signals for offside by stopping at the point of the offside, raising the flag straight up and, when the center referee calls the infraction, dropping the flag to one of three positions to signal the occurrence of the violation (near, center, far side of the field).

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Give Them Wings:

Video Violence by Rachel Martin

Q. The Supreme Court said my child should be able to buy any kind of video game he wants. Surely this doesn’t mean that it is okay for my second-grader to play violent video games meant for teens, does it?

A. That is correct. The June 27 ruling just means that the law cannot require businesses to prevent your second grade child from buying or renting video games of any kind. One pundit expressed that parents should be the only ones responsible for controlling what their children have access to and use. Such opinions neglect the reality that parents have such control only until their children start going out into the real world of play dates and school mates. People forget that older children and youth have allowances and mobility that enable them to shop on their own, and are home alone for significant periods of time, often with friends whose families may have different rules. Parents have very little ability to ensure that their older children are following family rules about screen media use when there is little ability to monitor it. The screen media are powerful teaching (and conditioning) tools, from the alphabet to what to eat and how to torture and murder people. Importantly, these media can teach much that is positive. A recent study showed the efficacy of a video game in increasing effective self-care in adolescent cancer patients. Unfortunately, much of what is being taught in the media is violent, irresponsible and anti-social. Many recent rigorous studies of children and violence in video games have come to the same conclusions as the previous huge body of studies of violence in TV, showing a causal relationship between violence in content and violent behavior in children. The statistical strength of this causal link is greater than that between cigarettes and lung cancer. Many organizations concerned with children’s health work to help parents learn about this and do what they can to protect their children, such as the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP, see jstmtevc.htm). Violent content has been studied the most, but there are a number of other studies linking the time spent with screen media to outcomes such as obesity, lower school achievement, attention problems and early sexual behavior. Meanwhile, peer pressure for video game use is very high, and the habitual use of screen media seems to have similar characteristics to addiction for many people. So what are parents to do to help their children grow into emotionally, socially, and physically healthy adults in today’s culture? The AAP recommends that parents limit the amount of time children spend viewing screen media or playing video games, according to their ages. It also emphasizes the great importance of keeping such media out of children’s bedrooms and using the V-chip or similar blocking technology. Further, they urge parents to discuss content with children and educate them to become more media literate. You might start by helping your child understand that all screen media teach (or condition) the viewer, both directly and indirectly. For example, one positive example is the use of physically diverse actors in children’s shows on public television. The direct teaching may be in mathematics and the indirect is that all kinds of people are interested and/or skilled in math. Consider what the direct and indirect messages are when so many movies show women as victims, or emphasize male “heroes” using physical force rather than wisdom, logic, or teamwork to catch the criminals. Remember to critique the advertisements as well, and help children identify special effects. Helping children to think critically about what they see on screen media also will help you communicate your own family’s beliefs and values (see medlitcn.pdf for one approach). When you are allowing mainly pro-social content in TV, movies, and video games in your home, it will be much easier to reduce the amount of time the screen media is available for use, especially if you schedule fun alternate activities ahead of time during the transition.

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In its seventh season, MountainStar Family Relief Nursery invites golfers (beginners to expert) to participate in the 2011 Birdies 4 BabiesTM golfing fundraiser. Proceeds support MountainStar’s child abuse and neglect prevention program that serves at-risk families with babies and toddlers throughout Deschutes County. The Birdies 4 Babies seasonlong program invites golfers of all abilities to collect money for birdies (one under PAR) and for other great golf shots made during the 2011 golfing season. Golfers are asked to donate their birdie money to MountainStar, a local nonprofit organization whose mission is keeping children safe, parents successful and families together. The 2011 Birdies 4 Babies fundraising goal is to raise more than $35,000 (2010 season raised $20,000), plus additional matching funds and business sponsorships for MountainStar and its programs. Bank of the Cascades is the season sponsor of the Birdies 4 Babies program. Golf Clubs participating this year include Aspen Lakes, Awbrey Glen Golf Club, Bend Golf and Country Club, Black Butte Ranch, Brasada Ranch, Broken Top Club, Crooked River Ranch, Crosswater Club, Eagle Crest Resort, EWGA (Central Oregon chapter of the Executive Women’s Golf Association) Lost Tacks Golf Club, Meadow Lakes, Pronghorn Club, River’s Edge, Sunriver Resort, Tetherow Golf Club and Widgi Creek Golf Club. Collecting golf balls and cashing in for Mountainstar? Melinda Bailey, a Birdies 4 Babies Founder and MountainStar classroom volunteer, has made a hobby of collecting and fishing for abandoned golf balls at Widgi Creek Golf Club and selling them for cash donations for MountainStar. Last year, Melinda raised $3,500. Thank you for your dedication, Melinda. Birdies 4 Babies was conceived in the summer of 2005 by MountainStar Board members Kathy Murch and Joanne Michael, and friends of MountainStar; Susan Battistella, Melinda Bailey, Shelly Hummel and Susan Weir. Following the “Birdie Club” and “2 Club” tradition that rewards birdies with a dollar or two paid to the golfer, these six ladies agreed to collect all of their birdie money and donate it to MountainStar. Adopting the name “Birdies 4 Babies” the six women contributed $500 “birdie” dollars to MountainStar at the end of the 2005 golfing season. In 2006 Birdies 4 Babies was rolled out to the community; golfers throughout Central Oregon informally signed on and more than $15,000 was raised. In 2009, golfers from almost every club in Deschutes County participated and raised more than $25,000. More than 40 local golf pros became “Professional B4B Birdiemakers”. To learn more about Birdies 4 Babies, check out www.birdies4babies. This fun and rewarding program is open to the public for any interested party (golf course, golfers, pros, volunteers, sponsors) to get involved for a good cause. To request a 2011 Birdies 4 Babies kit for your golf bag or questions, please contact Paula Muellner, at 541-322-6820 or by email

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“Like” me!

by Ray Solley

Was Sally Field clairvoyant? A few weeks ago I met with the Tower’s social media interns from COCC. Rachel Hayward and Frank Maricle have done a phenomenal job bringing Bend’s 1940 theatre into the 21st century – transforming us from classic Packards on Wall Street to digital packets in cyberspace. One of Frank and Rachel’s first goals was to improve the Tower’s presence on Facebook and increase our “Friends.” And that they accomplished with a vengeance. They “liked” dozens of high-profile Bend entertainment and tourist pages. They ran online contests for tickets. They set up the Tower as a “place” to “check in” when you attend a show. In the space of three months, we went from 960 Facebook “fans” to over 1,300. And the number grows every week. Performers at the Tower now regularly post news about their Bend shows. Other local nonprofits post their comments and activities. Our Facebook page (find us at “The Tower Theatre”) has become the 2011 version of a cultural town square. Keeping in touch with all these folks was at first a bit overwhelming for me and my staff. But reading, responding and reacting soon became a welcome daily habit. And that’s the point of all this posting, chatting and poking, isn’t it? Amid all the tech talk of site optimization and shared links, what we’re really doing is building community. Online “Friends” don’t take the place of close friends. In many cases, they prompt renewals of old friendships and forgotten acquaintances. “Liking” a business or event doesn’t stop you from shopping. It makes you more likely to actually participate—hopefully repeatedly—in person. The entertainment media’s rule of thumb in the decades before we typed with our thumbs was: one negative letter equals one unhappy fan. Yet one positive letter represented ten or more viewers. I think the internet and Facebook have changed that. Now, clicking on “like” is the easiest response. It’s such a convenient way of saying “we enjoy that” or “you share feelings similar to mine.” On the other hand, ill-considered, vitriolic posts stick out like rotten tomatoes. People have always wanted to be liked. Even an institution like the Tower Theatre wants friends and fans, both online and in person. “You like me! You really like me!” The age of Facebook makes Sally Field’s infamous Oscar acceptance speech seem downright psychic. Ray Solley is the Executive Director of the Tower Theatre Foundation. He warns everyone not to check your Facebook page while you’re driving.

Tower Providing a Stage for More Nonprofits 103 Organizations Account for 60% of Events On the heels of its record-setting membership drive, the Tower Theatre Foundation announced its venue use statistics for the fiscal year ending this past June 30. Last year, 42,537 patrons attended 179 events at the Tower – an increase of nearly 3% over 2009-10. The number of nonprofit users increased to a total of 103 local and regional organizations. “We had a very active year renting the theatre and presenting Tower Foundation shows,” said Shannon Sullivan, Event Client Service Manager for the landmark venue. “Plus, we saw a 6% increase in the number of nonprofit groups using the Tower to showcase their mission or stage a fundraiser.” Some of the organizations taking advantage of the Tower’s discounted rates for nonprofits included: Sunriver Music Festival BendFilm Cascade School of Music The Nature of Words Big Brothers Big Sisters Deschutes Library Foundation University of Oregon Bend-LaPine Education Foundation Environmental Center High Desert Chamber Music Full Access The Tower Theatre Foundation owns and operates the historic venue in downtown Bend. The Foundation’s mission is to provide performing arts, civic, educational and social events that enliven and enrich the lives of all Central Oregonians. Details on rental rates and available dates are at, by emailing Shannon@, or by calling 541-3170700. P r o g r a m information, as well as individual and 201112 season tickets are available at the Tower Theatre box office, or at www.towertheatre. org.

Tower Membership Reaches Milestone 500 Participating Members Sets New Record

The Tower Theatre Foundation’s annual membership drive once again wrapped-up the nonprofit’s fiscal year on June 30. The result is a 24% increase in members, now totaling 500, marking the largest number of active Tower members since the patronbenefit program began in 2006. The full campaign raised $102,000 from new and renewing members. “We successfully broadened our base of support, more than doubling the number of basic $75 household memberships,” said Pat Roden, the Tower Foundation’s Development Director. “With new benefits including complimentary beverages and popcorn, advance notice of upcoming shows, and significant season ticket discounts, we’re out to prove that Tower members really do get more,” Roden concluded.

Annual memberships make up nearly 20% of the Tower’s revenue and are crucial to ensuring highquality theatre operations. The Foundation also launched a successful matching gift challenge from Danny and Kathy Huff, resulting in a 17% increase in $250 members. “Plus, we continued to see a third of our members join or renew online,” added Lisa Vann, membership coordinator at the Tower. Roden also praised the Foundation’s Board of Directors for its 100% participation, led by membership committee chair, Karen Cammack. The Tower Theatre Foundation owns and operates the historic venue in downtown Bend. The Foundation’s mission is to provide performing arts, civic, educational and social events that enliven and enrich the lives of all Central Oregonians. Details on membership levels and benefits—available year round—are at memberships, by emailing Lisa@, or by calling 541317-0700. Program and donor information, as well as individual and 2011-12 season tickets are available at the Tower Theatre box office, or at www.

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ometimes in divorce, someone will show up on your doorstep and present you with paperwork. This may happen at your home, at work, at a grocery store. Some people are surprised while others were expecting it. This process is called “Service”. There is a Petitioner and a Respondent in a divorce action. The Petitioner files the initial paperwork and then the other party (the Respondent) must be served. In my office, I have the Respondent come to my law office to accept service if they are willing. This saves some embarrassment of getting served. The first thing you should do if you are served divorce paperwork is stay calm. You can read through the paperwork but it is very important that you make a consultation appointment with an attorney so you know what you are looking at. There are certain deadlines that will need to be met for Response. Sometimes you only have 14 days to respond (usually this involves custody and who is staying at the family home, etc). Otherwise, you have 30 days to file a Response. This time period can be expanded in certain situations. The terms may be foreign to you and an attorney can help explain the legal language and the meaning behind it all. You will receive a court date usually set 60 days out from when the case was filed. This is not the trial date but instead a status conference. The Judge wants to know the status of the case meaning is it going to settle or does a trial date need to be set. If you have an attorney then you do not go to the status conference and you let your attorney represent you. If you do not have an attorney then you must go to the status conference so the Judge knows your position on the case. If minor children are involved, you must sign up for the mandatory parenting class, “Seminar for Divorcing Parents”. This class is a great informational source for dealing with your children and their emotions as you go through the process. At the end of the 4 hour course you will be given a certificate of completion and that needs to be turned into the Court. The cost for this class is $55 per parent. The Judge will not sign off on the divorce until both parents have attended the class. Another great resource is Dave Hakanson, the county mediator. He will sit down with Mom and Dad and mediate how the parenting time can work. He has years of experience and has excellent ideas about parenting plans. Deschutes County has a basic plan N o n Ho stil e F am il y Law but it can certainly be modified to fit the individual family needs. If you are facing divorce, you will also want Attorney and Counselor of Law O r eg o n Bar Cer t i fi ed si n ce 1 9 9 2 to gather your financial documents. Small Consultation Fee It is essential to know your debt, 318-8038 your assets, how much is in your Helping People To Avoid Litigation retirement account and so forth. Low Cost Flat Fee Divorce is a difficult process but it can be navigated with the help of professionals. Don’t panic if you are served because you can get the • Legal Advice information that you will need. Just • Mediation make an appointment as soon as you • Drafting Court Documents can with a family law attorney.

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Creative With Back-To-School Organizing By Drea DeRose & Patti Julber

icture yourself sitting in a lounge chair on the beach up at Elk Lake. The sun is shining and there is a nice cool breeze from under your umbrella. From the beach you can see the mountains gleaming in the background. There is a sweet smell of BBQ and someone just poured you a nice cold drink. The kids are laughing and splashing around in the water. They have floaties, noodles, water guns, toys to build sand castles, a couple balls to throw around and snorkel gear to look for lake creatures. They are lathered up with sunscreen and the youngsters have life jackets on. Their lunch is almost ready at the picnic table. You sit back and take a deep breath and congratulate yourself on being so prepared for the day.

label are a great way to hide all of your materials. Label one of those totes with your child’s name. This is the tote that they can take to the dining room table or the living room floor that has the basic supplies in it; paper, pencil, crayons, ruler, glue stick and tape. •

Stock up on supplies. This is a great time to take advantage of savings and stock up on paper, pencils, markers, rubber bands, and glue. Think of your everyday items but also keep in mind project items. Save some of your recycling items in this tote along with odds and ends like feathers, cotton balls, and rolled card stock paper. Separating out your supplies makes it easier for everyone to find what they are looking for. To be creative, wrap all of your rubber bands into a ball or roll different colors of paper up with a rubber band.

It is just as important to have a place to put your backpack and homework so that it is ready when the bus arrives the next morning. Storage boxes that can be hung on the wall work great as an in/out box for each child. Color coding and labeling will help keep everything in its place and ready for the next day.

Don’t forget to have fun and personalize your organizing. Make it work not only for your kids but for the rest of your family as well. It is a great way to keep your self organized all year round. Games and projects can be substituted in this process.

Your best friend leans over from her chair and says “So, have you done any of your back-to-school shopping?” At this moment, you choke on your cold drink, tip your chair over backwards into the sand and hear one of the children crying from the water. “Really? It’s still summer right?” It’s never too early to start preparing for the school year ahead. The closer the first day of school gets the more difficult it is to find what specific items you are looking for. Here are a few tips to make sure that you are organized for your child’s first day of school. •

Create a homework area. It is very important to have space that has all of your child’s homework and project needs in one place. Depending on your child’s age, this area is usually located near the main living space or the kitchen. Thus it is important that it looks as clean and organized as it can at all times. Frosted clear totes that you can

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Summertime and Men’s Health


By Dr. Michelle Jackson, N.D.

t times it can be hard to get our adult male loved ones to go to the doctor. But guys, what could be a better gift to you and your family this year than for you to be the healthiest you can be to enjoy life and give back to your loved ones. I am only going to discuss a few common ailments among men in their thirties, forties, and beyond that can be helped with diet, lifestyle, and natural supplements. These include: Andropause, Hypercholesterolemia, and arthritis. Andropause is the male equivalent of menopause, which is when our sex hormones start to decline. In women these hormones are estrogen, progesterone, and testosterone. In men the most prominent sex hormone is testosterone. When men reach their forties, many men start to notice subtle physical and emotional changes. This can happen in their thirties as well. Not every mainstream doctor will acknowledge that there is a male equivalent to menopause but it is becoming more common to treat as increasing literature evolves on the negative effects of lower testosterone.

also often prescribe a natural supplement called Red Yeast Rice for elevated cholesterol. Red Yeast Rice down regulated the same enzyme in the liver that the Statin drugs do but often without the side effects. Again before beginning any natural supplement, it should be discussed with your doctor. Millions of Americans, including men suffer from arthritis, muscle and joint pains and with the withdrawal of Vioxx and similar drugs from the market many are wondering what else they can do for their aches and pains. Acetaminophen, such as Tylenol, is often used and it is in over 600 different drug products but has it’s own risks of liver and kidney problems. If you are using ongoing amounts of acetaminophen then an assessment of liver and kidney is needed. NSAIDs or nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs such as ibuprofen offer temporary relief and over time may actually breakdown cartilage. Most people have heard of glucosamine, which is a building block for cartilage and MSM (methyl sulfonyl methane) for arthritis. These two substances are used for joint strength and to inhibit the changes in arthritis. These supplements often take a month or more to notice changes and often need to be of high quality for maximum absorption. I find combining glucosamine or MSM with anti-inflammatory herbs such as turmeric or cats claw can decrease inflammation and help heal the joint tissue. Again many negative body changes can be due to inflammation and supplements like the Omega 3 fatty acids and CoQ10 can also be helpful for arthritis. Education from your doctor for arthritis is again crucial. Weight loss and proper exercise can help arthritis but should be doctor supervised.

“If you are not getting the help and information Testosterone peaks for a man around age 30 and by the that you need from age of 40 10% of men are thought to have low testosterone levels and by the age of 70, 50% of men are thought to your doctor consult a have low testosterone levels. The decline of testosterone that can cause physical, mental, and emotional changes dietician, nutritionist is thought to take place over a period of 10 to 15 years. These changes include decline in libido, muscle mass, or a naturopathic muscle strength, energy in general, and an increase in physician......” prostate size leading to benign prostatic hypertrophy and an increase in depression. These symptoms usually begin around forty. Supplementation after appropriate testing of bioidentical testosterone has been shown to alleviate symptoms of above mentioned symptoms and also can protect against osteoporosis and can decrease LDL, which is the “bad” cholesterol, a marker of potential heart disease.

Elevated cholesterol levels, hypercholesterolemia, is also a common ailment among men. Many Americans are on Statin drugs such as Lipitor, Zocor and the like. These drugs can be life saving but not without side effects, they are also very costly, and therapy typically ranges from $63 to $228 per month. The first line of defense against and to treat elevated cholesterol levels should be diet and exercise. These lifestyle changes are not always easy and time should be spent with your doctor discussing in detail how to do this. If you are not getting the help and information that you need from your doctor consult a dietician, nutritionist or a naturopathic physician, many health conditions, including high cholesterol can be improved with diet and lifestyle changes but we need the guidance to do them. Any health care professional will agree that lifestyle changes should be the first line of defense against developing and treating elevated cholesterol levels, but many doctors do not have the time to help their patents with this information in the detail that patients need to make permanent changes.

Overall, just like it is important to have your car get it’s regular oil changes or tune ups to avoid a total breakdown that will cost you more in the long run, you need to do the same for your body and health. Regular checks ups with your physician and routine lab work to facilitate optimum health is one of the best gifts that we can give to our loved ones and ourselves.

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School meals are the main source of nutrition for many children. But when school is out for the summer, kids – who all deserve a nutritious mid-day meal – may not have access to one. That is why the Bend – La Pine Schools’ Nutrition Services is serving nutritious lunches to kids during the summer months when they are not in school.

Before we know it, students will once again be back in school, coping with homework requirements and taking TESTS ! Deschutes Driver Education would like to test your driving knowledge with this five question quiz. You will find the answers imbedded in our article in the September issue of Family News. All questions were developed from Oregon’s DMV Drivers Manual.

“This is an opportunity for families to come for a meal together and play outdoors at the same time,” said Katrina Weist of Bend – La Pine Schools’ Nutrition Services. The Free Kids Summer Lunch Program is serving free lunches to kids age 18 and younger at nine outdoor locations in Bend and La Pine this summer.

1. Rectangular road signs with black and white words or symbols on a white background are: A) Warning signs alerting you to possible hazards. B) Regulatory signs that you must obey. C) Temporary traffic control signs. D) Guiding you to which exit to take off the highway.

The program goes until August 26 in Bend and August 19 in La Pine. Kids are served a sandwich or hot entrée, fruit, vegetable, low-fat milk, and an occasional dessert. “They’re balanced meals that are healthy and fresh,” said Weist. “The free meals are being served at enough locations around town that it makes it easy for many families to walk or bike to the closest location,” said Kim Curley, Community Outreach Director for Commute Options. “An easy walk or bike home afterwards is also a good way to follow a healthy meal.” Free summer lunch also creates healthy families as they enjoy the summer weather together, see their neighbors from the bike lane or side walk, and get out into the fresh air. Many families bring blankets or eat sitting together on the grass, creating a picnic-like atmosphere. No registration is necessary; kids can just show up at the time specified for each location (see schedule). Parents are encouraged to attend with their children but cannot eat their children’s meals. They may, however, purchase a meal for $3 (exact amount or check, please). Funding for the program is provided by the United States Department of Agriculture. There is no cost to the child or family. It is sponsored by the BendLa Pine Schools’ Nutrition Services. For more information, or to call ahead if you plan to bring a large group of children, contact Bend-La Pine Schools’ Nutrition Services at 541-355-3740. Commute Options promotes choices that reduce the impacts of driving alone. For more information about Commute Options, contact Jeff Monson, Executive Director of Commute Options at 541/330-2647 or visit Annissa Anderson is a freelance writer and public relations consultant in Bend.

Free Kids Summer Lunch Program Schedule BEND (Mon.-Fri., through August 26) 11-12: Al Moody Park (2225 NE Daggett Ln) 11:45-12:45: Boys & Girls Club - Amity Creek (437 NW Wall St) 12-12:30: Boys & Girls Club - Ariel (1700 SE Tempest Dr) 12-1: Harmon Park (1100 NW Harmon Rd) 11:15 - 12:15 Larkspur Park (1700 SE Reed Market Rd) 11:15-12:15: Orchard Park (2001 NE 6th St) 11:30-12:30: Pilot Butte Neighborhood Park (1310 NE Hwy 20) 11:30-12:30: Sun Meadow Park (61150 Dayspring Dr) LA PINE (Mon.-Fri., through August 19) 12-1: Finley Butte Park (Finley Butte Rd & Walling Ln)

2. For speeds greater than 30 mph, a safe following distance behind a car is: A) 10 seconds B) 4 seconds or more C) 2 seconds D) 30 seconds 3. The basic speed law states you drive: A) Within 5 mph of the 55 mph speed limit sign. B) No faster than is safe and prudent for the existing conditions regardless of the posted speed. C) At the maximum posted speed limit. D) Above the posted maximum speed limit. 4. The single most common cause of traffic crashes is: A) Fatigue B) Human error C) Turning off the wrong exit D) Passing a vehicle too slowly 5. On a road with two or more lanes of traffic going in the same direction, you approach an emergency vehicle that is stopped with its warning lights on. You must: A) Slow down. If possible, change lanes so you will not drive next to the stopped emergency vehicle. B) Drive to the right of the road and stop. C) Stay in your lane and continue to drive at the same speed. D) Accelerate to quickly pass the stopped vehicles. Good luck with your test! Deschutes Drivers Education can help improve your knowledge of the laws and rules of the road as well as your physical driving skills. If you’re 15 or 85, Deschutes Driver Education is the answer to your driver education needs. Find Deschutes Driver Education at www. and “like” us on Facebook. You will find our upcoming class schedules and additional driver education information. We wish all of you a safe and relaxing summer season.

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here are numerous studies that show children suffer from the summer slide when school is not in session. Summer slide is the decrease in skills and knowledge over the summer months while children are on summer vacation and their brains tend to go on vacation too. There are many ways to help keep your child’s brain active during the lazy days of summer. SMART (Start Making A Reader Today) has a way to keep those little minds active reading this summer. SMART’s first-ever “Inspired by Books and Readers” children’s art contest invites children of all ages to create original works of art, inspired by a book they have read over the summer. Complete guidelines can be found at or call 541-3555600 for more information. Harris Cooper, PH.D. at Duke University says “Too many kids turn much of their summer into a video-game or internet marathon.” The brain is a muscle and like any muscle in the body if you don’t use it you lose it. Although summer seems fly by, it is plenty long enough for children across the country to lose the skills they gained in the previous school year. According to a recent Parents Magazine Article by Jennette Moninger “On average students lose two months worth of skills a fact that may explain why the U.S. ranks 25th among 30 developed countries in math literacy.” SMART’s summer art contest is a simple way to encourage your child to pick up a book and read over the summer. “I’m so excited to have my child participate in the contest. He loves books and what a great excuse to dig out the finger paints!” said Jeremy, Prineville Parent. Art contest submissions will be judged by a panel later this summer. Winning submissions will be auctioned at SMART’s fundraising event on Thursday, Sept. 29 at Aspen Hall in Bend. Winning artists will receive a cash prize and will be invited to the event. The deadline for art submissions is Monday, Sept. 12. “It’s is a great way to engage our local children in a fun, friendly competition that gets them reading and thinking creatively this summer, and provides a nice fundraising opportunity for SMART.” said Daleena Green, SMART Area Manager. About SMART® (Start Making A Reader Today): SMART partners with schools to help children become more confident and proficient readers. Children in PreK-3rd grade are paired with volunteers from our community who serve as reading partners for half-an-hour sessions, twice each week. The program promotes the enhancement of reading skills while fostering friendships. In the 2010-11 school year SMART provided literacy support to 652 children in Crook, Deschutes, Grant and Jefferson counties thanks to the commitment of 555 volunteers. Additionally children took home over 6,515 new books in 2010-11 school year to keep as they begin building their own home libraries. Since our inception 20 years ago, across Oregon SMART has served 144,000 children and given away more than 1.9 million new books.

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Increasing Access to Dental Health Screenings for At-Risk Children The Dental Foundation of Oregon has awarded a $4,500 grant to Healthy Beginnings to help support the program’s efforts to help prevent dental disease by providing dental health education to the community and assisting children from low income families in acquiring access to dental health care. Healthy Beginnings, a unique program available only in Deschutes County, works to assure parents that their children are developing appropriately or, if needed, to make referrals for in-depth evaluation and treatment. Parenting information and community resources are provided free as well. The Dental Foundation of Oregon grant will allow Healthy Beginnings to ensure that the children seen at its screening clinics are receiving appropriate dental care from area providers. It will also help support the program’s effort to ensure that all children attending a screening have the same level of assessment provided. “Receiving the Dental Foundation of Oregon grant validates and supports the work of Healthy Beginnings to provide quality free health, and dental screenings to all children in Deschutes County,” says Helen Eastwood, President of Healthy Beginnings Board of Directors. “With support from organizations like the Dental Foundation, Healthy Beginnings continues to connect children and families with the dental services they need to enter school ready to learn.” Every family attending a Healthy Beginnings screening receives extensive information on the heath and development of their child. Much of this service is provided by trained volunteers who have an interest in working to improve the lives of young children in our community. For more information about this screening program call 541-383-6357 or visit the program’s website at www. for a full listing of screening dates and cities as well as detailed information about our program, volunteers, and donation opportunities. About the Dental Foundation of Oregon The Dental Foundation of Oregon believes every child deserves quality dental care, and they advocate for increased funding for children’s dental treatment and education. They support community water fluoridation, a proven and safe way to reduce cavities, and we encourage volunteerism in the dental community. For more information, please visit

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Monkey see, Monkey do? Tooth Talk with Dr. Dondo

Good day. Dr. Dondo here with another very interesting issue of Tooth Talk. Today I would like to address the topic of decay in children. We in the dental community have worked very hard over the years at lowering the levels of decay found in children. We have begun programs primarily in schools to educate our young ones to brush well and regularly, offered fluoride applications, and placed preventative sealants on their permanent teeth. But even with these efforts in place, decay in children appears to be increasing nonetheless even in groups that are considered lower risk. Almost one-quarter (23.7 percent) of children between the ages of 2 and 5 years of age has had a cavity in the past and about 18 percent of children presently have untreated tooth decay. The term we use for the development of decay in children is Early Childhood Caries, or ECC. “Caries” is just another word for “decay” or “cavity”. Did you know that decay is a spreadable disease? It’s true! Babies get the bad bacteria from others, usually thier mothers. They like to put their tiny fingers in our mouths and, like all babies, proceed to put their hand in their own mouth. Transmission complete. Research is beginning to show that current preventative measure against ECC may not be enough to bring the level of decay in our children down. Why? Read on. We know that a mother’s attitude toward oral health and dental care is correlated to the oral health of their kids and the degree of dental care they receive. Also, mothers with higher levels of dental anxiety tend to have children with more decay and have fewer dental visits. On the flip side, parents who have visited their dentist in the preceding year have children that more likely have visited the dentist as well. Mothers who are satisfied with the health of their own mouths are also more likely to take their kids to see the dentist. These are all comments that are supported by current research. But what about the actual condition of a mother’s mouth? If the mom has bad teeth does this affect the oral health of their children? The research is showing yes. We are finding that if we compare mothers without decay to mothers with untreated decay, the children of untreated mothers are three times as likely to have decay either treated or untreated. A similar relationship exists when we look at a mother’s tooth loss and the extent of decay in their children. This leads us to conclude that treating decay in kids on a tooth by tooth basis is not enough to keep decay at bay. We need to start looking at developing programs that involve a consideration

of the particular pressures placed on mothers such as the burdens of securing housing, food, income and transportation that prevent dental care from becoming a high priority for themselves. Giving counseling to young mothers during pregnancy has been successful in lowering ECC. They learn the relationship between brushing teeth at bedtime and their children’s tooth brushing as well as the effect of dietary habits of mothers on the healthful eating of their children. These healthful eating habits might be an effective strategy to prevent ECC. Folks, it is a harsh reality to face but it is apparent that how moms and dads treat their own dental needs affect the kind of decay experiences their children will most likely have. This sounds much too close to that old saying “Monkey see, monkey do”! So, as dentists, we need not only teach children proper oral health care but this instruction needs to be given to parents as well. I often hear adults say “I was born with terrible teeth” because their parents had bad teeth. The implication is that genetics had viciously chosen them to suffer with poor oral health. Though we cannot dismiss heredity as a possible risk factor for developing decay, we do know that decay is a disease that is 100% preventable. It seems more likely that the attitudes and daily oral health practices of the parents is the greatest factor explaining the decay experiences of the child. These children become adults and parents themselves and may propagate the same poor attitudes and practices all over again. Current research is suggesting that in order to reduce Early Childhood Caries in children we need to improve the oral health of their parents. The first step is simple. Call your dentist. Make and keep regular visits with those professionals who can improve one’s oral health. This will communicate to kids the importance of having healthy teeth to chew and smile with for a lifetime. I urge parents to take steps, either big or small, to leave a legacy of happy, healthy teeth for their families. Let’s let our little “monkeys” see us taking good care of our smiles too. 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. He can be reached by visiting www.

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110 N Cedar Ave., 541-312-1072 Family Fun Story Time: Ages 0-5yrs. Thurs. at 10:30am. Join us for reading, rhyming, and singing—all three strengthen early literacy skills. Good Chair, Great Books: Aug. 24th, 6:30pm. Bring your lunch, and feed your mind at this thought-provoking and fun book club. August’s book is The Hunger Games – Suzanne Collins. Library Website:

Bend Public Library 601 NW Wall, 541-617-7097

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. Mon. and Wed. @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: Aug. 1st, Noon-1pm. Read and discuss “Strange Piece of Paradise” by Terri Jentz. Free and open to the public. Know Local Authors: Aug. 14th, 12:30pm. Local, self published authors share and sell their work at an all day event. For information about being a featured author, call Liz at 541/312-1032. The Classic Book Club: Aug. 23rd, 6pm. The Classic Book Club will be discussing To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee. Everyone is welcome.

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62080 Dean Swift Road, 541-312-1046 Family Fun Story Time: Weds., 9:30am. Come join us for reading, rhyming and singing, all of which strengthen literacy skills! Ages 0-5. Saturday Stories: Ages 3-5yrs. Saturdays at 10am. Know Local Authors: Aug. 14th, 12:30pm. Local, self published authors share and sell their work at an all day event. For information about being a featured author, call Liz at 541/312-1032. Reflections: Black Bears at Crater Lake National Park: Aug. 25th, 6:30pm. Ranger Greg Holm, the Terrestrial Ecologist at Crater Lake National Park discusses black bears and their presence at Crater Lake National Park. Free and open to the public.

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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.

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56855 Venture Lane, 541-312-1080 Family Fun Story Time: Every Tues. 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. Pajama Party Story Time: Aug. 10th, 6:30pm. 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. Recess, Break Time for Grown-ups: Aug. 10th, 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! Write Now!: Aug. 13th, 1pm. Play with words! Do you enjoy creative writing but dislike how the process is oftentimes a solitary activity? Write Now is a new library program where attendees will be able to brainstorm, play word games, and enjoy the written word in a casual setting. Perhaps you will be able to get a great idea for that next short story or poem you have been meaning to write! Good Chair, Great Books: Aug. 23rd, 2pm. Read and discuss “Little Bee” by Chris Cleave. Free and open to the public. Live Read: Aug. 27th, 1pm. Live Read (lîv rçd) n. 1. A program in which attendees enjoy light refreshments while being immersed in short fiction read out loud by others; sharing encouraged.


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16425 1st St., 541-312-1090 Hip hop is an American dance full of self expression that began in New York Family Fun Story Time: Thurs, 10:30am. Come join us for reading, rhyming and City in the 1970’s. See a demonstration and learn some of the moves. singing, all of which strengthen literacy skills! Ages 0-5. East Bend, August 2, 3:30pm. 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. Family Storytime: Tues., 6:30pm. 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. The Screen On the Green: Aug. 19th. Free Family Movie Event at the Pavilion in Sahalee Park.


Ages 12–17 years only, unless otherwise noted Tie Dye: Wrap up the summer reading program with some tie dye. Supplies include dye and plain bandanas. Bring your own t-shirt or other piece of clothing for dying. Downtown Bend, August 9, 2–4pm. Craft Here: A variety of creative projects. Redmond, August 4, 2–4pm.

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Hip Hop: An All-American Dance. Hip hop is an American dance full of self expression that began in New York City in the 1970’s. See a demonstration and learn some of the moves. East Bend, August 2, 3:30pm; Redmond, August 2, 1pm; Sunriver Area, August 3, 1pm.

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reparing the kids to go back to school is busy and harried at best this time of year. Everyone is going in different directions, with different activities, different sports, and often different schools. So how do we as parents remember to keep nutrition a factor in the foods and snacks we prepare and still keep it fun? Summer time lends itself to offering us an abundance of fruit to choose with big flavor and rich colors, a virtual cornucopia to light up our taste buds. Lets face it, kids would live on fruit in the summer time if we let them. It’s light, sweet, juicy, thirst quenching, and absolutely Delicious! It’s no wonder we all love it. Fruit is easily digested, naturally cleansing, cooling, and most are alkalizing to the body. It also contains valuable vitamins, enzymes, minerals and fiber. Summer fruits are more likely to be picked ripe especially when purchased at your farmer’s market or local grocery/ produce stand and are indeed higher in nutritive value. Using summer’s fruit as a baseline and then adding nutritionally dense ingredients can make for some delicious smoothies that almost every kid at any age will find yummy. I like to make a large batch of smoothie and then pour the leftovers into popsicle molds. Then over the following days, I have quick frozen snack that’s packed with nutrition and fun to eat!

Here are two of my favorite recipes:

Blueberry Spirulina 1½-2c fresh frozen bluberries 2-3c water 3-4 dates or ⅛ c maple syrup ( may adjust amt for desired sweetness) 1Tbsp chia seeds 1tsp spirulina Blend dates & chia seeds in water first till smooth. Then add rest of ingredients blend until thick smoothie consistency. Adjust amounts to desired sweetness or thickness, etc. Yummy treat to sip on the pour into molds for delicious “smoothie pops”

Peaches n’ Cream 3-4 dates or ⅛ c maple syrup ½ c cream or milk (preferably farm fresh) may substitute coconut milk or dried coconut & water for cream ½ c-1c fresh frozen peaches 1Tbsp chia seeds dash of vanilla extract Blend dates and cream first until smooth. Then add rest of in ingredients and mix until blended and desired consistency. Remember to get creative with your smoothies. These recipes are just a baseline for you build upon. If you want added protein hemp seed blends well or farm fresh eggs add great protein and can turn a simple snack into an entire meal. They are low in sugar, full of essential fatty acids, and vitamins and extremely satisfying. They freeze into fabulous “smoothie pops” for the whole family to enjoy. So take the whole family, venture down to the farmers market ( we have 3 in Bend now and 1 in Redmond) and pick up some, delicious, nutritious, perfectly ripe summer fruit, put them into your blender and create some fun!


Central Oregon Family News August 2011 Page 13

for Summer Fun By BettyJean Schuster

On my friends refrigerator she has a “Bucket List”, not only are her goals for summer projects listed but her aspirations for fun as well. I felt enthused and even had an “awe-ha” moment when I saw her list. I appreciate how she mixed her project list with her fun list, but mainly I love the fact she is planning fun! Personally, I am a pro at making lists; I have my summer work list for the house and acreage, my weekly personal To Do list, my business list and my grocery list. The one list I have failed to make is my Summer Bucket List! Why have I not planned fun into my summer? I have concluded that yes, I do have fun in the summer yet, most often I seem to just kind of let it happen and squeeze it in when something comes up. You know how it is... BBQ here, a trip fishing there and of course the local rodeo or two, yet one of the reasons I hold back from planning is because I have reservation regarding the ability to do something due to finances. I think most of us can say we feel the pinch in our pocket books, but despite that excuse, I have determined to have fun by making and then kicking my bucket list in the butt no matter finances, busyness, and my To Do lists. I invite you to join me and step out, change a habit and plan some fun! There are many ways to have fun and save money, all we need to do is get creative. The goal is to have fun and create fantastic summer memories, for instance; the trip camping with the kids might not happen or as often as we would like but pitching a tent in the backyard can be just as much enjoyment. Life is about experiences and creating memories, the bonding time, and recollections of summer fun with the kids is much more important than spending countless hours with the weed eater! Summer is coming to a completion soon, let us make it about fun memories by letting the troubles go, relax, and plan the rest of your summer with a Bucket List! I am Wishing You Summer Fun! Written By: BettyJean Schuster Certified Life Coach- Coaching Individuals to Success | 541.280.1596 |

August Pet Events Puppy Parties! - Last Sun. of each month. At your local Bend Pet Express Store. Bring your pups to help them socialize and have fun! Even if you don’t have a puppy, feel free to stop by and give/get some puppy love. Traildogs’ Pet Service - Roger Lingo, dog trainer, will be holding FREE obedience assessment and training tips every first and third Saturdays at Laurie’s Gentle Grooming, 8392 NW HWY 97 in Terrebonne. Registration NOT required. Questions? Call 541-408-5091 or email to 6th Annual Dogleg Golf Classic - The Humane Society of Central Oregon has partnered with the Bend Golf & Country Club to bring together friends of the animals for our annual golf classic on Friday, August 12. We expect a full-field of 36 foursomes, on a first-come, first serve basis. The cost of the event will be $125 per person and each player will enjoy a relaxing round of 18 holes of golf, an after round barbeque, and a chance to win many fantastic prizes through our raffle, skills challenges and player challenges throughout the day and on course. Bow Wow Bingo - Thursday nights at 6:30pm. Seventh Street Brewhouse, 855 SW 7th Street by Fred Meyer. Cash awards. $1 per bingo card. For every card sold, .50 cents to the Winners Pool and .50 cents to Humane Society of Redmond. Dog Days Fun Run - August 6th, 8am. All Ages. SPRD will be hosting a 5K Fun Run to raise money for the Soar Foundation’s scholarship fund. The main event will be set-up at the Sisters Art Works building. The 3-mile (5K) run is open to anyone who wants a reason to come have some fun running and get their dogs out. A dog is not required to enter the race, only optional. Please only have one dog per person and any kids with dogs must be able to handle them without intervention. Registration will be done ahead of time through SPRD or at the start of the race the morning of the run. Check our website (www. for further information as we get the route finalized. Indivdual: $20 if registered by Thursday, Aug 4. $25 if registered on the day of the event. Family: $50 if you register your whole family. Bark-B-Que Dinner - August 20th. Barbecue with ribs, burgers, hot dogs, potato salad and more; proceeds benefit the Humane Society of Redmond; $15. Hounds Out And About - Bend - August 20th, 10-3pm. Location: Bend Saturday Market, 629 NW Wall St., Bend. Low Cost Shot & Microchip Clinics - August 20th. All dog and cat vaccines will be $15 each and we will be doing Microchips for only $25. (please note, we will not have giardia vaccines or feline bordatella) please contact Bend Spay and Neuter for more info. Deschutes Dog Days and Ruff Run- August 21st, 8:30am. This event is to help support Dog Pac’s efforts to promote the health and enjoyment of dogs and their guardians through the provision of off-leash recreation opportunities in Central Oregon. There will be swag bags (presents for the dogs as well as their friends) and prizes. Because of the extended event, we will have the typical post-run bagels, coffee, drinks, and fruit; in addition, there will be food vendors, vendors selling various dog-related items, and a beer garden. Fundraiser for Humane Society of Redmond and other Non-Profits Private Pet Cremation On Sunday, August 21st, Cascade POLO “Peace of Mind In the Heart of Bend” Club will host the USPA Invitational Polo Match at Camp Fraley Ranch in ♥ Home Pick-up available. Bend, OR. The match will benefit local ♥ We are available 24/7 non-profits, among them the Humane Soplease call. ciety of Redmond. Gates open at 12PM, ♥ Serving all of Central & Game starts at 2 PM. Donation Vouchers Eastern Oregon benefiting the Humane Society of Red♥ Pre-needs forms available mond will be available through Central on the web site. Oregon retailers, and should be submitCall Becky Vaughan ted at the gate when purchasing tickets. 541-318-0026 The USPA Match will be held at Camp Fraley Ranch, 60580 Gosney, Bend, OR. 1723 Lytle Street, Bend $10 person, 12 and under free, no dogs, Deschutes County’s $20 field side tailgate parking. More inonly privately owned & fully DEQ/EPA formation: licensed pet cremation facility. or

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Written by Sarah-Anne Reed, co-owner of Tails A Waggin' Pet Care Dogs are considered family members in many households. Some dogs are lucky enough to find their happy home as a puppy, others may suffer abuse or neglect from their previous owner before being placed in a loving home. Sometimes the previous life they had is a mystery or you may know that your four-legged friend was mis-treated or was in a home that wasn’t a good fit. Often dogs that have had bad experiences with people can be very timid, fearful and anxious when meeting new people. Below are some training tips that you may find useful in helping your dog to feel safe and comfortable when meeting someone. • Make sure that you are feeling relaxed and confident, as dogs sense your energy and emotions. If it is a very nervous dog it will be less likely to approach someone who is in a rush, stressed or excited. If you are nervous about meeting the dog, instead of confident, the dog will wonder why you are nervous and view you as someone to be wary of. • Ignore the dog for at least 5-10 minutes when first meeting a new dog. Don't look at them, talk to them or try to touch them. This takes the pressure off a dog and allows them to feel more comfortable to approach a new person. You wouldn’t make a young child hug a stranger, it is the same concept. Some dogs may need a longer time period to begin to feel comfortable. • Call the dog to you, don’t approach the dog. We all like our ‘comfort’ zone, including dogs, and it is important to allow the dog to feel safe approaching in their own time, don't force them to approach. • When you do call the dog to you give a small treat. This re-enforces a positive association with new people. • If the dog is very nervous toss the 1st treat to the dog where it is, the 2nd treat a little closer to you, then the third closer – right in front of you. Allow the dog to take all the time it needs. Every dog is unique, some dogs need more time than others. You may need to repeat the process several times. Don’t rush it! Pay attention to how the dog is responding and proceed using this concept. • When tossing the treats say ‘Good boy/girl’ followed by the dog’s name. Speak in a calm, relaxed tone. • Don’t make any sudden movements towards the dog, allow the dog to approach you. When the dog finally feels comfortable moving towards you for attention move gently and slowly. • When talking to the dog get down to the dog’s level and turn sideways in relation to the dog vs. facing the dog straight on. You wouldn't stare at a stranger to make them talk to you, this is the same idea. It is polite, in dog communication, to greet each other at an angle, not straight on. • Don’t try to make eye contact with the dog at first. Glance at the dog and then look away. Do not constantly look at the dog, as it puts too much pressure on the dog. • Yawn and lick your lips a couple times, as these are calming signals to dogs. • Touch the dog under the chin and/or on the neck when the dog feels more comfortable with you. Don’t reach over the top of the dog’s head as it can be threatening. Please remember that each dog and their experience is unique, so not all of the training tips may work for every dog. Use your best judgment when trying these techniques. It is a wonderful gift to help a dog build confidence and to learn what it means to feel safe. Remember, this is a process and it may take a while for your dog to begin displaying different behavior. But, all the effort is worth it when you can see their fear begin to melt away.


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Helping Children Soar Consider these tips for staying involved Without Over-Parenting

The youngster was having a tough time kicking the soccer ball into the goal. But he kept trying. Finally, after watching the struggle, the boy’s frustrated dad walked over to the pylons that marked the goal and moved them farther apart to make it easier for his son to score. We’ve likely all seen examples of it: The so-called “helicopter” parent who, like the example above, swoops in when their child isn’t having instant success, when a fight ensues over a toy or when a child tries something new and slightly risky on the playground. It can also be the parent who puts some polish on – or largely completes – their child’s school project, or pushes their child into something they have only a fleeting interest in or away from something they love. There’s no doubt that it’s a fine line between parenting and over-parenting – the latter being the tendency to hamstring a child’s independence by doing things for or imposing our will on them. It can be a huge challenge, in part because it’s in a parent’s nature to want kids to do well, get along with peers, avoid mistakes and, in the broadest sense, walk a healthy path in life. The difficulty and payoff of navigating that line is summed up well in the book “Parenting with Love and Logic: Teaching Children Responsibility.” The authors, Jim Fay and Dr. Foster Cline, write: “The challenge of parenting is to love kids enough to allow them to fail - to stand back, however painful it may be, and let significant learning opportunities build our children.” But how do we stay involved in our kids’ lives without over-parenting , whether it’s in the classroom, extracurricular activities, relationships or on the playground? To what degree do we allow them to struggle and overcome obstacles, or to fail and pick themselves up and try again? Here are a few suggestions: Self-evaluate. Before taking action, examine your motivations. Take, for instance, volunteering at your child’s school. Are you there to monitor your child or because of a genuine desire to support them and give back? What about at class project time? Your youngster asks for your help. Do you guide them, answering questions, encouraging their creativity, and helping them understand the big picture and the steps they need to take along the way? Or, do you end up essentially doing the project. A good measure of your involvement might be to ask, If your child had to do a similar project next year, could they do it mostly by themselves? If the answer is yes, you’ve struck a balance, offering direction and support yet allowing them to do the work. Understand your youngster’s abilities developmentally at various ages. Kids seem to grow and develop

right before our eyes. We marvel at it, but we also can fall into the trap – by no fault of our own – of interacting with our kids out of habit or the gogo-go of modern life. What do we mean? At a basic level, if your child is just beyond the toddler stage, do you sometimes find yourself still putting toothpaste on their toothbrush even though they can do it themselves? Take your queues from your child and continue to encourage them to try and do things on their own. Embrace natural consequences. Kids, like all of us, are constantly learning and they’re bound to make mistakes. Life will throw curveballs their way. As tough as it is to see them stumble, try to resist “fixing” those instances when they drop the ball and allow them to experience the natural consequences of their actions or inactions. Focus on simply being there for them if something “doesn’t work out.” Use these instances to ask them how they can avoid similar situations in the future. Be a sounding board. Yes, it’s tough to watch kids struggle, but turning struggles into learning opportunities helps them grow, understand their strengths and weaknesses, and become resilient and responsible. And remember that one of your most important jobs as a parent is creating an environment that allows your youngster to develop into a unique, independent person with the ability to make healthy choices. That kind of strong foundation will help them soar. For parenting resources and information about helping youth stay alcohol and drug free, please contact the Deschutes County Substance Abuse Prevention Coordinator (541-330-4632); the Crook County Prevention Coordinator (541-416-8392); the Alcohol/Meth Prevention Coordinator for Warm Springs (541-553-2211); or the Certified Prevention Specialists at the BestCare Prevention Office in Madras (541-475-4884). Parenting resources and information also are available from the Central Oregon Family Resource Center (www. This article was developed by Oregon Partnership (OP), a statewide nonprofit that exists to end substance abuse and suicide. For more information and parenting resources, please call OP at 503-244-5211 or visit www.

New Partnership Helps Protect Youth

Think Again ParentS (TAPS) is partnering with Crime Stoppers Cascades ( to promote a tip line callers can use to anonymously report planned underage drinking/drug parties, parties currently underway, or knowledge of where youth obtained alcohol or other drugs. Preventing an alcohol or drug party from happening, of course, offers the highest protection for our youth. Reporting a current party, however, may still prevent youth from driving or engaging in other risky behaviors while intoxicated. The 24-hour, toll-free line is 1-877876-TIPS, or 1-877-876-8477. Information also can be emailed to tips@ Current research shows that underage drinking is harmful to young brains and can have negative lifelong results. The parts of the brain that control planning, problem-solving, impulsivity and emotions are still developing. Substance use impairs the growth of these areas of the brain, and because the teen brain is immature, addiction can happen quickly. In fact, it is more likely for those who start drinking before age 15 to later become alcohol dependent (American Medical Association). Impaired judgment also contributes to other risky behaviors, which come with their own negative impacts. Since most youth who drink alcohol get it from social sources, stopping private underage drinking parties is important for reducing drug use among minors. Social sources of alcohol could be minor peers, “near peers” (young adults 21 or just over 21) or even older adults. Providing alcohol to someone else’s minor, however, is against the law. In addition, 95 percent of Deschutes County residents say that providing alcohol to someone else’s teen is “never OK,” according to the 2010 Community Readiness Survey. This data suggests that the social sources of alcohol in Deschutes County are limited to a small segment of the population. By working together, we can reduce access to alcohol from social sources and be positive influences. Contrary to popular belief, underage drinking and drug use is not the norm. Most youth take part in healthy recreational activities that don’t include drugs or alcohol, according to the 2010 Student Wellness Survey. Drinking is not a rite of passage, but a harmful activity which can have immediate and long-term negative consequences for youth. Sending clear messages to them that drug and alcohol parties are not OK reinforces positive behavior. It communicates the community’s shared value of helping youth reach their full potential. Love our kids. Care for our kids. Report underage drinking or drug parties before they happen by calling the Crime Stoppers tip line. Working together, we can achieve the TAPS vision: alcohol and drug-free minors in a positive, healthy community.

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Events Groups, Meetings, Classes & Seminars AARP Driver Safety Class A nationwide, Oregon DMV accredited, Defensive Driver program focusing on Driving safety within current Oregon laws in an ever changing driving environment. It focuses a lot on natural occurring age related changes in driving safely. This class qualifies for the Oregon Insurance discount law for those over age 55. Each class is 8 hours total given over two consecutive day 4-hour classes. All drivers are welcome, regardless of age. Student fee is $14 (AARP member $12). REDMOND Senior Center: August 9-10th, 8am-Noon. To Enroll: 541-548-6325 BEND Senior Center: August 25-26th, 1-5pm. To Enroll: 541-388-1133 Child Car Seat Clinic Usually the 1st and 3rd Thurs. of every month 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: 541504-5016 or go to 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. We provide a place for family and friends to meet and talk, confidentially. They are guided meetings 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. 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. Coffee & Doughnuts with Bob & the Boys Sorry ladies….gentlemen only for this grief support group. Last Thurs. of the month 10–11am. Spring dates as follows: Aug. 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. The Abraham-Inspiration-Group August 20th, 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. Donations are welcome, half of which is given back to the Children—the Animals—and the Land. Questions ~ Call Richard & Debbie @ 389-4523 or visit

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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,’s all part of a fun-filled hour. We meet near the middle of the park by the restrooms. Parent or responsible care-taker is required to accompany child. We will meet regardless of the weather so please dress in warm, dry layers. Questions? Contact Mary Yanalcanlin at Central Oregon Saturday Market 10-4pm, every Saturday. Look for the canopies and come enjoy the arts, crafts, food and music. Indulge yourself and buy gifts for friends and family. There is something for everyone at the Market. The COSM has been active since 1974 and getting larger and more diverse each year. Our show season runs through mid Sept. 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. 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. Contact Mary Yanalcanlin at (541) 480-6148, or email For more info: Friends-N-Farmers Market Sundays, through October 26th from 10:30am-3:30pm. At the Pine Mountain Ranch, 23585 on Hwy 20 East. Guided Heritage Walks of Downtown Bend At the Deschutes County Historical Society, 129 NW Idaho Ave., Bend. Heritage Walks will be held Fridays at 1 p.m. and Saturdays at 11 a.m., through Sept. 3. Tours are included with museum admission of $5 for general admission, $2 for youth; children ages 12 and under are free. Visitors are encouraged to bring water and sunscreen, and to dress for the weather. Tours leave from the museum, located at 129 N.W. Idaho Ave. between Wall and Bond streets. 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. 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. 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 info. 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 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.

Page 18 Central Oregon Family News August 2011 Munch and Movies Every Friday, 6pm with movie beginning at dusk. With the waning of summer and the closing days of Munch & Music, Munch & Movies picks up with new family friendly festivities. The event officially starts with live performances by local musicians - with each night featuring a different musical guest who will double as the MC for the evening. Movies will begin at dusk and there will be a brief intermission. There will be dinner food, dessert, and kettle korn available from one of many restaurants on site. Come and enjoy free films on the big screen ranging from classic horror, unsurpassed comedy, moving drama and exciting action. Be sure to come early to find a good parking spot, and bring a coat as the nights can get chilly. We also recommend you bring a blanket to sit on or a low-backed chair, so it does not block the view of other moviegoers. Please email movietimes@ to receive the movie schedule for this season. Northwest Crossing, Bend: August 19th-Sept. 10th, Presented by The Source Weekly. Bend Memorial Clinic Redmond: August 20-Sept. 11, every Saturday. Northwest Crossing Farmers Market Saturdays through Sept. 24th, 10am-2pm. A ripe selection of the region’s best organic artisans in produce, meats, baked goods, skincare and other lifestyle products available for you to explore along the main street of NorthWest Crossing neighborhood in Bend. PFLAG Central Oregon (Parents, Families, Friends of Lesbians and Gays) Second Tues. of each month at 6:30pm, at Nativity Lutheran Church, 60850 Brosterhous Road, (corner of Brosterhous Road and Knott Road). This facility is ADA accessible. FLAG provides Advocacy, Education, Support. Shared information is confidential. Refreshments served. Please bring finger foods if you are able. For further info., call; 541-317- 2334; Picnic in the Park Every Wed in Prineville’s Pioneer Park through Aug. 24th. Music, food, a kids’ entertainment zone and a farmers market. Prineville Farmer’s Market Through Oct. 1st, 8:30am-Noon. Every Saturday. At City Hall


Hapa August 3rd, 7:30pm. Like the Hawaiian Islands themselves, HAPA’s Pan-Polynesian music is an amalgam of influences ranging from ancient genealogical chants to the strummed ballads of Portuguese fisherman, Spanish cowboys, and the inspired melodies and harmonies of the traditional church choirs of the early missionaries. Add to this a dose of American acoustic folk/rock, and you have what has been described as the “most exciting and beautiful contemporary Hawaiian music the world knows!”… (Maui Times). General Admission: $26.

August Events Continued Sunriver Music Festival Pops Concert August 9th, 7:30pm. At the Bend High School Auditorium, 230 NE 6th St. Bend. Join Thomas Lauderdale of Pink Martini and the Sunriver Music Festival Orchestra for an evening of great Pops classics including George Gershwin’s Porgy and Bess, Leonard Bernstein’s Candide and special tribute to Irving Berlin with Pops Conductor George Hanson, Artistic Director of the Tucson Symphony. Dierks Bentley Concert August 10th, 6:30pm. Tickets are $37 GA and $59 reserved seats plus service fees. With one foot planted solely in contemporary country and the other in traditional country music, Dierks Bentley was a blast of fresh air when he appeared on the Nashville scene in 2003. Combining elements of Willie Nelson, Waylon Jennings and George Strait with new guitar slings like Brad Paisley and Keith Urban; Dierks songs, including Settle for a Slow Down, Come a Little Closer, and Feel That Fire found themselves on the top of the country charts. Chance McKinney n’ CrossWire will open the show and play a blend of country music with 90s rock, 60s motown and heavy metal influences. Munch & Music at Drake Park - Shemekia Copeland August 11th, 6:30pm. Shemekia Copeland is a blues and gospel vocalist from Harlem, NY. Known for her soul-drenched voice, Copeland has experienced great success on the blues circuit, winning three Blues Music Awards and earning a Grammy nomination for her album Wicked in 2000. Sunriver Music Festival, Classical Concert I & II August 11 and 12th, 7:30pm. The Sunriver Music Festival Orchestra, conducted by George Hanson. Program: Jay Ungar: Ashokan Farewell, Copland: Appalachian Spring, Conni Ellisor: Blackberry Winter (Dulcimer Concerto), featuring: Stephen Seifert, dulcimer. Concert II: “Night at the Opera” featuring Central Oregon¹s own superstars, mezzo- soprano Sarah Mattox and soprano Courtney Huffman. Reserved Seating: $30, $45, $50, $60 Adults, $10 youth 18 & under. Buy tickets at the box office 541-317-0700 or online at: Dogleg Golf Classic August 12th, 8am. Bend Golf and Country Club, 61045 Country Club Drive, Bend. We expect a full-field of 36 foursomes, on a first-come, first serve basis. The cost of the event will be $125 per person and each player will enjoy a relaxing round of 18 holes of golf, an after round barbeque, and a chance to win many fantastic prizes through our raffle, skills challenges and player challenges throughout the day and on course.

Deschutes River Conservancy Race for the River August 13th. GRAB YOUR FLOATIES, KAYAKS, CANOES AND PADDLE BOARDS TO RACE FOR THE RIVER! If you attended Race for the River last year, you know what a new, great event this is for Central Oregon! Nearly 200 people came Munch & Music at Drake Park - Big Bad Voodoo Daddy down to the Old Mill District with their rafts, kayaks, inflatables, caps August 4th, 6:30pm. A swing and big band group out of Ventura, CA. The & goggles, canoes and dogs. Event participants enjoyed great food from band experienced commercial success during the late-1990s swing revival local vendors, a specially brewed beer from the Deschutes Brewery, and live when their songs were featured in the movie Swingers, culminating with a music at the community-wide celebration following the race, in the the Old Courtesy of performance at the Super Bowl Halftime Show in 1999. Erin Miller Photography Mill District’s Center Plaza. First Friday Gallery Walk August 5th, 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. Flashback Cruz 2011 August 5-7th, all day. Car show in Drake Park. Cost: free to view, $45-50 vehicle registration. Rush Soccer Bend Premier Cup August 5-7th, 9am. Welcome to the Oregon Rush Bend Premier Cup, not only one of the Northwest’s best soccer tournaments, but the premier place to host a tournament in the United States. With beautiful grass fields and 300 days of sunshine a year, Bend, Oregon provides the ideal tournament venue, and a great place for a little team and family fun. This should be the first tournament on your calendar for 2011!; Elk Lake Family Friday August 5th, 2pm. We’ll launch our boats from the sandy beach of Little Fawn Campground and paddle around volcanic formations, hidden inlets, and secret beaches. Depending on our location we’ll have South Sister or Mt. Bachelor as our backdrop as we explore the gin-clear waters of Elk Lake. This trip was specially designed with families in mind and we’ll end our adventure with a marshmellow cookout by the campfire. Paddlers will have their choice of a SUP, kayak, canoe or tandem boat and all gear and light instruction is included. Please call the shop to reserve your trip: 541-317-9407. Cost: $65 per person. Oregon Old Time Fiddlers August 7th, 1-3:30pm 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, Information: Ron 1-541-447-7395.

9th Annual Great GiveAway August 13th, 8am-1pm. Community effort to gather quality clothing and needed household items for families as they get ready for the coming school year. Community members may come to any of the local distribution sites to either give or receive quality clothing and household items. There is no cost to participate in this event and all community members are welcome. Community volunteers will be collecting items in the two weeks prior to the event and donated items may be dropped off in the two days prior to the main event. For more info. on what is needed, how to give, and how to participate, call the Great GiveAway Event hotline at 541-598-6584 or go to Quilts in the Park August 13th, 10am. Free. In Pioneer Park, Bend, corner of Wall Street and Portland Ave. Over 200 quilts shown in Pioneer Park. All are unique, some are for sale. It’s always cool and shady on a hot summer Saturday. Come visit us! St. Charles Free Summer Sunday Concerts-Uncle Lucius August 14th, 2:30pm. (southern rock) Uncle Lucius is Southern rock combining blues, country and gospel music. All four members grew up in different parts of Texas, each finding their own way to Austin in an attempt to pursue music full time. The band’s live shows have earned them an ever-growing audience for their high energy experience while on stage. Don’t miss the unruly hair! Swim for The Cure August 14th, 10:30am. Cost: $10. At Juniper Swim & Fitness Center, 800 NE 6th St. Bend. It is a 2 hour, pool side benefit for local breast cancer survivors. All admissions are donated to Sara’s Project. No pledges or sponsors. $10 for individual and $20 for a family. For a 2 hour period there will be 4 lap swimming lanes, a kick board lane, a relay lane, a family lane, and a survivor lane. During the same time frame a one hour water aerobic class and a one hour water walk/run class will be offered to none lane users.

August Events Continued John Butler Trio - Clear Summer Nights Concert Series August 18th, 6:30pm. This concert series has provided Bend the opportunity to experience some of the biggest names in the music business in one of the most intimate outdoor venues in Bend, Oregon. Concerts held in The Athletic Club of Bend courtyard provide concert-goers with an up close and personal experience with each musician and amazing sound. Each show will open with a special guest performance. These are rain or shine events.

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LaPine La Pine Grange Flea Market August 6th, 10am-3pm at the Grange Hall on Morson. Family friendly, clean and affordable. Shop Local. New/Used items, antiques, collectable’s, Farm Fresh Local Eggs, crafts and so much more! Call Dot for more information, 541-536-2197.

An Evening with Chris Horner August 18th, 7pm. Come and hear stories from within the cycling peloton, as Team RadioShack rider, Chris Horner, tells stories and answers questions about life in world of professional bike racing. The event is the kickoff night to The Cascade Gran Fondo cycling event on August 18-20. General Admission: $20 Adults, $5 Children (18 & under).

La Pine Chamber of Commerce Breakfast August 19th, 7:45am. Come and join the Chamber for Breakfast 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. Call the Chamber for more information and to reserve a seat, 541-536-9771.

Cascade Gran Fondo August 18-20th. Chris Horner, a world class road cyclist and resident of Bend, Oregon will kick off the first Cascade Gran Fondo fundraising cycling event in Bend this August. Gran Fondos are long-distance, mass participation cycling events popular in Italy. They’re open to recreational and competitive cyclists alike. Thursday, August 18 will include a Q&A session with Chris and other members of the cycling community. Friday, August 19 will involve a VIP dinner for participants, community members, sponsors and top fundraisers. Saturday, August 20 will be the big ride in conjunction with an all day expo and outdoor festival. Proceeds from the ride and the fundraising efforts of the riders will go to support Livestrong, Mount Bachelor Ski & Education Foundation, and World Bicycle Relief.

16th Annual Huckleberry Harvest August 13th. For thousands of years, tribes of the Warm Springs Indian Reservation have harvested huckleberries near the end of the summer season, a traditional food to the Warm Springs People and a healthy supplement to the natives throughout generations. We will have a live and silent auction featuring arts, crafts, and special premiums to make it an evening of creativity! The event will include a benefit dinner and auction to directly contribute to the cultural and educational services offered by The Museum At Warm Springs. Bring your friends and organizations for a gala evening and the opportunity to help support the Museum’s mission. Please call the Museum at Warm Springs for more information and to reserve your seat today!

High & Dry Blue Grass Festival August 19-21st. $15 for 3 days of music/ $10 for 3 days of camp. Elk Lake Concert and Benefit August 20th, 5-8pm. If you love the outdoors and music you won’t want to miss out on the Elk Lake Lodge concert and benefit for MountainStar Family Relief Nursery. Slick Side Down, a local joe jazz band, will kick off the night at 5pm. A raffle will be held at the event with all the proceeds going to support children and families at high risk of abuse in Deschutes County. Some of the raffle items to expect include a Men’s/Women’s sports watch, $100 gift certificate to Nike, one hour massage, and a unique/private tour for 10 at a local chimpanzee sanctuary, Chimps Inc. Garrison Keillor’s A Prairie Home Companion August 25th, 7pm. Join Garrison Keillor for an evening of Passionate Duets, Hot Jazz, Catchup, English Majors, and Poesy during his Summer Love Tour 2011. Guests include singer and duet partner Heather Masse, The Guy’s All-Star Shoe Band and sound-effects man Mr. Fred Newman, join Garrison along with Guy Noir Private Eye and Dusty and Lefty - and all the latest news from Lake Wobegon. Tickets are $40 GA and $79 reserved seats plus service fees. Art in the High Desert August 26-28th, Friday — Saturday: 10am–6pm, Sunday: 10am–4pm. A juried gathering of nationally acclaimed artists who are in Bend for just three days to share their stories and sell their art work. Come, see, enjoy, buy! Art in the High Desert is on the banks of the Deschutes River, in the Old Mill District showcasing 110 highly acclaimed artists from across the country and Canada. Shakespeare In The Park: A Midsummer Night’s Dream August 26th, 5pm and 27th, noon and 5pm. Never before seen in Bend, this classic will be performed in our favorite forest downtown: Drake Park. Arts Central, the regional arts and culture council of Central Oregon, will be the charitable beneficiary of the festival. The play is famous for portraying a “play within a play” revolving around the escapades of four young lovers, a group of thespians and their adventures with the fairies of the forest. One of Shakespeare’s most popular comedies, this complex farce is full of romantic intrigue, enchantment and good old fashioned true love. Cost: $20 - $75 per person, and can be purchased online at ($75 ticket level includes access to the VIP tent)


Airshow of the Cascades August 26th, 4- 9pm and 27th, 8-5pm. At the Madras Airport. There will be food, vendors, kid activities, and lots of family fun! Please keep checking back for updates as we continue to schedule our performers. Airshow adult admission is still a bargain at $8, with kids 12 and under admitted free. Limited VIP passes are available for $40, which gives access to chalet covered seating with refreshments on the show line. We have plenty of free car parking. RV (dry) parking is available for $25 (RV and driver) up to Aug 1st, or $35 at the gate if space available. Helicopter and Airplane rides will be available for additional fees.;

Prineville Can Chaser Barrel Racing August 2nd. Outdoor Arena of the Prineville Fairgrounds. Free to the Public. Information: Judee Hagen, 541-416-9099. 2011 Picnic in the Park Summer Concert Series August 3rd, 6-8pm. Notables (Big Band sound) at Pioneer Park, Prineville. Cost: Free. Charmayne James Barrel Racing Clinic August 4-7th. Indoor Arena and Outdoor Arena. Visit

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Ben Harper Concert August 26th, 6:30pm. An American singer-songwriter and musician. Harper plays an eclectic mix of blues, folk, soul, reggae and rock music and is known for his guitar-playing skills, vocals, live performances and activism. Ben Harper returns to the Les Schwab Amphitheater for his third appearance in Bend. Tickets are $40 (includes $1 for Bend La Pine Schools) plus service fees. Bend Beach Volleyball - March of Dimes 4’s Tournament (open) August 27th, 9am. At the Sand Volleyball Courts, Old Mill District. 344 SW Shevlin Hixon Dr., Bend. For those interested in playing in any of the tournaments, please email The courts are located on the west side of the river just south of the Les Schwab Amphitheater. Parking is available in the paved lot south of the courts or on Shevlin Hixon Drive.

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Page 20 Central Oregon Family News August 2011 2011 Picnic in the Park Summer Concert Series August 10th, 6-8pm. Earl Wear & Haywire (Country) -- this concert will be held at the Crook Co. Fair for fair kick off, Prineville. Cost: Free. 2011 Crook County Fair August 10-13th. Theme: “Sew it, Grow It, Show It!”. At the Crook County Fairgrounds. Can Chaser Barrel Racing August 16th. Outdoor Arena. Free to the Public. Information: Judee Hagen, 541-416-9099. 2011 Picnic in the Park Summer Concert Series August 17th, 6-8pm. Brian Hanson --( Country/rock with dynamic fiddle playing -- Country Showdown Oregon Talent Winner) Pioneer Park, Prineville. Cost: Free. 2011 Picnic in the Park Summer Concert Series August 24th, 6-8pm. Rhonda Hart & Band -- (Pop/Rock/Country -- Grammy nominee, Country Showdown Oregon Talent Winner, Nashville recording artist, singer/songwriter) Pioneer Park, Prineville. Cost: Free. Central Oregon Pee Wee Rodeo Finals August 27-28th, 9am. Outdoor Arena. Information: Tim Sappington, 541-948-0310.

Redmond Music in the Canyon August 3rd, 5:30-8pm. At the American Legion Park in Redmond. Hangar 52: Central Oregon’s finest classic rock band bringing in the dog days of summer. Bring your dancin’ shoes! A free celebration of Art, Music, Fun, Food and Family. At American Legion Park in Redmond, food and beverages available featuring Three Creeks Brewing Company. Deschutes County Fair & Rodeo August 3-7th. At the Deschutes County Fair and Expo Center, 3800 SW Airport Way. Celebrating 92 Years of Jam Packed Fun! “Country Nights & Carnival Lights” Music On The Green-CinderBlue August 10th, 6pm. Bank of the Cascades and the Redmond Chamber of Commerce & CVB proudly present CinderBlue. The music is Americana: Some from a century or two ago, some from right now, all delivered with a very high level of musicianship and joyful harmonies. These musicians are from different corners of Central Oregon’s rich music world: Jeff and Marlene Stevens, Rex Gatton and Steve Fine have joined together to create wonderful listening entertainment. This year, thanks to our sponsors and vendors, attendees will benefit from an expanded food court, retail area and fun kids area. So grab a blanket, pack the lawn chairs and bring the family to Sam Johnson Park for an evening of great music.

August Events Continued

Sisters Dog Days Fun Run August 6th, 8am. All Ages. SPRD will be hosting a 5K Fun Run to raise money for the Soar Foundation’s scholarship fund. The main event will be set-up at the Sisters Art Works building. The 3-mile (5K) run is open to anyone who wants a reason to come have some fun running and get their dogs out. A dog is not required to enter the race, only optional. Please only have one dog per person and any kids with dogs must be able to handle them without intervention. Indivdual: $20 if registered by Thursday, Aug 4. $25 if registered on the day of the event. Family: $50 if you register your whole family. 16th Annual Country Fair and Art Show August 12th, 5-8pm and 13th, 10-3pm. Episcopal Church. 68825 Brooks Camp Rd. off Hwy 242. Juried Art Show, Silent Auction, Book Sale, Children’s Activities, Animals, Music, Delicious Food, Famous Marionberry Cobbler, Country Store, Cake Walks, Free Admission, and Much More! Sisters Bead Stampede August 13-14th, 10-4pm. At Barclay Park. Artists selling their handmade one-of-a-kind beads, antique beads plus jewelry from those beads and also buttons. This show is in its 8th year. Sponsor: Sisters Area Chamber of Commerce. Artist demonstrations onsite. Star Party—Rimrock Ranch August 20th, 7pm. Cost: Free. At Rimrock Ranch in Sisters. Jim will set up telescopes and help folks explore the night sky. A perfect way to enjoy the dark skies of this protected private ranch. Registration is required. Easy, minimal walking. What to Bring: Flashlights, warm clothes, blankets or camp chairs, snacks, water, sturdy hiking shoes. Dress for the weather. Sisters Antique Faire August 20-21st, 10-4pm. At Village Green Park. Antique dealers selling quality antiques and collectibles. Free admission and plenty of parking. For more info you can contact Sponsored by the Sisters Area Chamber of Commerce. Star Watching Party August 26th, 8pm. Stars Over Sisters is 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.

Sunriver Family Summer Concert Series in the Courtyard August 6th. Now on Saturdays! Themed concert nights, Bands to be announced. Fun for the whole family. In the Courtyard at The Village At Sunriver.

2nd Annual Bike and Car Show August 13th, 10am-2pm. 3100 SW Highland Ave. Redmond. Join us for a 2nd annual Bike & Car Show August 13th. Includes activities for children! Sign up your classic. Pick up a form at welcome center.

Sunriver Quilt Show August 6th. Fine quilts on display, Sewing and quilting classes, Quilt vendors. In The Village At Sunriver.

Music in the Canyon August 17th, 5:30-8pm. At the American Legion Park in Redmond. Robin Jackson Group: World Class Jazz Under the Stars. A free celebration of Art, Music, Fun, Food and Family. At American Legion Park in Redmond, food and beverages available featuring Three Creeks Brewing Company.

Sunriver Music Festival’s Faire - “Some Enchanted Evening” August 7th, 4:30pm. An elegantly enchanted evening of beautifully crafted dining in the grand ambiance of the Great Hall. Join your friends for dinner. silent and live auctions and entertainment by the 2011 Young Artist Scholarship winners, in support of the Sunriver Music Festival. Festivities begin at 4:30 pm in Sunriver Resort’s historic Great Hall. $100 per person ($40 tax-deductible) Reservations: 541-593-9310 or tickets@

5th Annual Redmond Mud Volleyball Tournament August 20th. Located at the Central Oregon Pumpkin Co. at 1250 NW Wilcox Ave., Terrebonne, OR. This event is a fundraiser for the Redmond Gymnastics Academy Booster Club Inc. which is a non-profit dedicated to raising funds to help support the competitive boys and girls teams. Teams of 6 play on muddy volleyball courts for the chance to win a $400 first place prize. For more info. visit Music On The Green-41 East August 24th, 6pm. This Central Oregon cover band came together in its present form in early 2010. This year, thanks to our sponsors and vendors, attendees will benefit from an expanded food court, retail area and fun kids area. So grab a blanket, pack the lawn chairs and bring the family to Sam Johnson Park for an evening of great music. Music in the Canyon August 31st, 5:30-8pm. Eric Tollefson and the World’s Greatest Lovers: Local Favorites singing wonderful, original music from the heart. A free celebration of Art, Music, Fun, Food and Family. At American Legion Park in Redmond, food and beverages available featuring Three Creeks Brewing Company.

Sunriver Music Festival August 7-17th. Each August, fabulous musicians from all over the nation travel to Central Oregon to perform as the Sunriver Music Festival Orchestra. Under Maestro Lawrence Leighton Smith’s artistic direction, the festival has gained the recognition of being one of the Pacific Northwest’s premier musical events. Concerts are held in the historic Great Hall at the Sunriver Resort and in Bend. For tickets 541-593-9310 or tickets@ Sunriver Art Faire August 12-13th. Juried fine art on display, Main stage with entertainment, Kids area, Central Oregon’s best Talent Show, And much more! In The Village At Sunrivers historic Great Hall. Sunriver Music Festival Classical Concert III, IV August 16-17th, 7:30-9:30pm. Bach: Brandenburg Concerto No. 5 in D, BWV 1050 Schumann: Sinfonietta (Overture, Scherzo, Andante, Finale), Op. 52 Schubert: Symphony No. 9 in C Major (The Great) D. 944 Conducted by Maestro Lawrence Leighton Smith. Sunriver Resort Historic Great Hall.

August Events Continued

Theatrical Arts BEAT (Bend Experimental Art Theatre) Film Making: Age: 12+. M-TH, August 1–4th. 9am–12pm. Where: Bend High School. BEAT offers this class for participants to learn the art of making films. As a group, participants will come up with a short film idea, writing a script for it, and then shoot the film. The participants will come out of the class with a basic understanding of how films are made alongside a DVD of their completed project. Cost: $95 Cool Beings: Age: 8+. M-TH, August 1–4th. 9am–11am. Where: 2nd Street Theater. There are many types of performing anxiety; stage fright, audition fright, solo anxiety, line mess-up or self -doubt. BEAT offers this class, to learn the tools that can be used to deal with these or other fears that keep you from doing the best or even trying something new. We will use games, roll play, see it imagery and comparison trials. Cost: $80. Dance Drama: Age: 9+. M-TH, August 1–4th. 1–4pm. Where: 2nd Street Theater. BEAT offers this unique class which combines dance with drama. This class will focus on technique, performance skills and expression. Under Nancy and Julia’s care, students can gain the freedom to take risks and learn to creatively express themselves. The end of the class will be capped with a performance. Cost: $95 Photography: Age: 10+. M-TH, August 8-11th. 9am–12pm. Where: Chandler Photography, 739 NE 10th St, Bend. The class will cover basics of camera operations as well as today’s digital environment. This is a class that will give you the tools to take photography further. We will deal with camera operations, what makes an image, some basic composition, and the computer part of photos, lighting and more. Students will need their own digital camera and a flash drive, (thumb drive, jump drive / the small USB memory stick.) Please bring a tripod and or external flash, if you have them. Cost: $95. Shakespeare Updated: Age: 10+. M-TH, August 8-11th. 1-4pm. Where: 2nd Street Theater. BEAT offers this class for performers to get a chance to read Midsummer’s Night Dream, identify relevant themes, characters and story lines and then write and perform their own updated scenes based on the play. Shakespeare’s works, characters and plots are still so relevant that movies such as She’s the Man and 10 Things I Hate About You are directly based on his plays. This is a great class for those performers interested in Shakespeare, those who hate the language or those that just love to write and perform. Cost: $95 To Be or Not to Be How To “be” an Actor: Age: 8-14. August 15-18th. 9am12pm. Where: 2nd Street Theater. BEAT offers this drama class for actors who want to learn or polish acting skills. Telling the story just got more exciting because students are part of the story. This class will provide students with the basics needed to understand, explore and develop their character and to interact with other characters within a scene. The young actor is also educated about a variety of methods used to express emotion in theatre. Cost: $95. So You Think You Can Dance?: Age: 12+. M-TH, August 15-18th, 1-4pm. Where: 2nd Street Theater. Sure you can- but let’s get better. BEAT offers this basic dance class for the actor who loves musicals. We will top off the last day with invited guests to see solos and a musical group piece. Cost: $95. Make ‘Em Laugh Intro to Sketch Writing: Age: 13-17. M-TH, August 22–25nd. 9–12pm. Where: 2nd Street Theater. Go ahead, be the class clown! This class provided by BEAT works off the idea that anyone can start writing sketch comedy. Geared for any and all goofy, giggle-prone writer-performers, this class will teach you some tried-and-true formulas for getting out the guffaws. The class will involve practical assignments in individual and team writing. By the end of week, you’ll not only have a set of SNL-style sketches and characters, you’ll also have the confidence to strike out and write great sketch comedy on your own. Cost: $95. Magic of Stagecraft: Age: 16-Adult. M-TH, August 22–25nd. 1–4pm. Where: 2nd Street Theater. BEAT presents this workshop to give an understanding of the behind-thescenes work done in a theatre, with special focus on lighting and sound. We will explore all elements, from lights and sound, to stage managing and props. Cost: $95. Dance Drama for Younger’s: Age: 5-8. M-TH, August 29–Sept. 1st. 1-4pm. Where: 2nd Street Theater. BEAT offers this unique class which combines dance with drama, and will focus on technique, performance skills and creative expression. Under joyful tutelage, students gain the freedom to take risks needed to grow and learn. The end of the class will be capped with a performance. Cost: $95. Bang, Bang, you’re Dead! August 5-14th at 2nd Street Theater. Monday-Thurs. Written by Written by William Mastrosimone; directed by Trey Hansen, Produced by Parker Daines. Bang, Bang, You´re Dead! opens in Josh’s jail cell after he has killed his parents and five classmates. The ghosts of those classmates demand to know why he killed them. “I didn´t know it would be forever.” I thought it was “bang, bang you´re dead” again. I thought I could just hit the reset button and start over. or Buck Board Mysteries Presents “Who Shot the Sheriff!” August 7th, 6pm. The date is 1882. The previous evening Mat Slaughter, the town sheriff, a man of doubtful background, was shot by an unknown gunman. The Mayor has called a meetin in the Golden Day Saloon to determine who shot the sheriff and to elect a new one. Miss Kitty will get us started with the “help” of Jim Snakeoil. Just watch yer pocketbooks and purses. And, we might even get something done at this meetin if we keep Virginia Clampit of the Women’s Temperance Union out of the saloon. Recently, there has been talk about the possibility of extending the Railroad north into Bend and then on to the Columbia River. As if that hasn’t been enough, another dispute among the good people of Heartsville has been about the control of the upstream water rights. King McKinley, owner of the Bar K ranch, has had control of these rights ever since

Central Oregon Family News August 2011 Page 21 he purchased the Double Day Ranch, after the questionable death of Frank Morrison, presumably at the hands of the Indians (or rustlers). There’s also been much speculation about the old Broken Top Mine. Has Old Ben finally struck it rich? Will he survive to tell us? Will he ever take a bath!? You’ll find out when we discover…Who Shot the Sheriff! Shows at the Tumalo Feed Company. Cascades Theatrical Company’s Eighth Annual Sneak Peek August 25-27th, 7pm reception and 7:30 show. August 28th, 1:30pm reception and 2pm show. For each Peek, the directors of the upcoming shows will tell you a bit about each play, and then actors will do a reading of a scene for you. It is a great way to get a feel for each play in the season, introduce your friends to theatre at CTC, or to see which shows you would like to audition for, if you are an onstage volunteer. There will be complimentary appetizers and desserts, as well as a no-host cash bar (wine, beer and champagne). This is a perfect time to purchase season passes, become a member, and/or volunteer to be a part of your community Theatre for our 33rd season! Make it a party and bring a group of friends who love to support the Arts! RSVP for this fun event to ticketing@ or call 541-389-0803. There is no cost to attend, but seating is limited to 130 patrons a Peek!

High Desert Museum Raptors Soar Free at the High Desert Museum This wildlife experience highlights native raptors and birds of prey: hawks, falcons and owls. It is not a show that strives to make birds more human. The Raptors program does the opposite. It takes visitors into nature and the wild world of birds. Cost: Members, $1; non-members, $2, plus admission; 4 and under, free. High Desert Rendezvous August 20th, 5PM. The Museum’s 22nd annual fundraising gala to support its educational programs, with fabulous food, drinks, auction items, live music and dancing. 5 pm. Members, $150 per person; Couples: $350 (includes a family membership -$75 value); Singles: $200 (includes Individual membership - $50 value), available at 541-382-4754 ext. 365, or . Presented by Sterling Savings Bank. Bat Talk, Walk and Field Research Demonstration August 27th, 7:00pm. Join two bat biologists and learn how they use special nets to capture bats for banding and other research projects. After sunset, walk in search of bats using special listening devices. In partnership with Deschutes National Forest. RSVP: 541-382-4754 ext. 241. Summer Camps at the High Desert Museum Classes are filling up fast. We have three catagories for camps: Wild Things (5-6 years) High Desert Explorers (7-8 years) Eco Crew (9-10 years) Price per week: 9am to 3pm, Monday through Friday. $150 for non-members, $125 for members. Kids Camp is a week-long program and cannot be paid per day. There are no refunds for days missed. Before and after-care available: 7:45am-9am, and 3pm5:15pm. $15 for mornings or afternoons for the whole week, or $25 for mornings and afternoons for the whole week. Register by phone/fax/mail or at the Museum. To register or for more info., call 541-382-4754, ext. 329. Daily Programs Free with Museum Admission. This schedule is subject to chage daily check with Admissions Desk to confirm: 541-382-4745, ext. 271. Nature Walk: 10am, Mon-Fri. Join a naturalist guide and learn about the High Desert’s unique plant and their roles in the ecosystem. Desert Dwellers Show: 11-3pm. A live badger, procupine, reptile and raptor are among the animals you may meet close up as you learn about their natural habitats and behaviors. Living History at the 1904 Miller Family Ranch and Sawmill: 11-4pm. Enter the year 1904 and join the Miller family in tending the garden, cross-cut sawing, and working at the mill. Chat about current topics such as President Roosevelt, women’s suffrage and Bend’s population approaching 500. NEW! Raptors of the Desert Sky: 1:30pm. Hawks, owls and other raptors soar overhead in a forested setting as you connect to the natural world of the High Desert. Located a 15-minute walk from the Admissions desk on a rough path. Not accessible to wheelchairs or strollers. Additional charge of $2 per person, members $1, four and under free. Tickets available at Admissions. Otter Talk: 2pm. River otters love to swim, romp and play. Meet a river otter at our pond habitat and discover these animals’ role in the environment. At the Autzen Otter Exhibit. Spirit of the West Exhibit Tours: 2:45pm. (excluding Sundays) Take a guilded journey through a Native American rock shelter, fur trader encampment, silver mine, the Oregon Trail, and an 1885 settlement town. Explore how the High Desert changed dramatically in the 19th century.

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. Summer Hours and rates through Oct. 31: 9am-5pm, daily; $15 adults, $12 ages 65 and older, $9 ages 5-12, free ages 4 and younger and all members. 541-382-4754, www.

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Early Childhood

Art Start Ages 2-4

Drawing and painting tools will help your child develop fine motor skills, as well as open up their creative thinking and self-expression. A caregiver must accompany each child. $45 M-TH | Aug 29- Sep 1 | 9am - 9:45 | Beck

Youth Classes

Capt’n Clay

Avast ye hardies! X marks the spot to clay treasures as you create a ceramic chest for your booty, shape and glaze a mighty ship for your crew, and set sail to high adventure, Yaaargh! $89 Sess: 1 | Ages 8-12 | M-TH | Aug 1-4 | 9am-12 | Schoessler Sess: 2 | Ages 6-8 | M-TH | Aug 1-4 | 1pm-4 | Bommarito

Wondrous Watercolors Ages 8-12

Using a variety of art forms, you can experiment with color-mixing, shadow, and shape. Experiment with resist techniques to make your artwork stand out. $89 M-TH | Aug 1-4 | 1pm-4 | Schoessler

Painting in Watercolor Ages 13-17

Develop drawing and brushstroke skills, expand your color and design vocabulary, and discover the value of light and shadow as you learn the basics of painting in watercolor. $89 F | Aug 12-Sep 2 | 1pm-4 | Schoessler

Animal Kingdom Ages 8-12

You will build skills in hand-sculpting to create forms to construct animals and their habitats. Learn basic 3-D concepts such as balance and shape, as well as important methods of construction. $89 M-TH | Aug 15-18 | 9am-12 | Bommarito

Crazy Colorful Carle Ages 6-8

Stir your imagination to create creatures that dance, swim, run or jump! Inspired by the books of Eric Carle, you will create bright, bold and amazing collages out of hand-painted papers that sing with color and texture. $89 M-TH | Aug 15-18 | 9am-12 | Williams

Puppet Theater Ages 8-12

Inspired by puppets from Indonesia, China, and other countries, make your own imaginative puppets that move. You will design, paint and decorate your puppets in your own unique way, and then we’ll have an improvised puppet play at the end! $89 M-TH | Aug 15-18 | 1pm-4 | Williams

Printing the Planet Ages 8-12

Experiment with a variety of printing techniques and discover ways to gain inspiration from Earth’s own natural designs. We’ll cut, roll, ink, stamp and print our way across deserts, mountains, oceans and ice fields, learning about each ecosystem as we go. $89 M-TH | Aug 22-25 | 9am-12 | Schoessler

Clayzilla Ages 6-8

It’s all about friendly monsters! Make creepy clay projects and decorate them with a monster theme, plus sculpt your own monster pal and create a magical place for it to live. It’s all about learning 3-D art skills while having fun! $89 M-TH | Aug 22-25 | 9am-12 | Bommarito

Deep Sea Clay Underwater creatures and plants are our inspiration! Using basic clay skills, designing and creating 3-D sculptures and habitats plus hand-build functional ceramic pieces such as cups and bowls. You will bring your favorite sea animals to life! $89 Sess: 1 | Ages 8-12 | M-TH | Aug29-Sep 1 | 9am-12 | Bommarito Sess: 2 | Ages 6-8 | M-TH | Aug 29- Sep 1 | 1pm-4 | Bommarito

Adult Classes Mosaic Art

Learn about the history, materials and tools of mosaic art as you create unique pieces of functional or decorative artwork. Tools, supplies and some materials are provided. Open to all experience levels. Please bring safety goggles and wear closed shoes. $113 M | Aug 1-29 | 6pm-9 | Dunlavy

Beginning Wheel Throwing Learn basic wheel techniques: centering, opening, pulling, shaping, trimming, finishing, and glazing. We will explore two basic forms: the cup and bowl. Emphasis will be on the successful integration of form and function. First bag of clay, firings and tools provided. $150 TH | Aug 4-Sep 1 | 6pm-9 | Kimerling

Drawing on The Spot Sketching onsite gives us an intimacy with our subject that we can’t get by snapping pictures. Experiment with sketching tools on location around downtown Bend. All levels of experience welcome. Bring a sketchbook 9x12” or smaller that will take a light wash. $48 T-TH | Aug 9-11 | 10am-12 | Shuck | AC (875 Brooks St)

Acrylic Painting In this introduction to painting with acrylics, learn the basics of this versatile medium which can be utilized easily on canvas, paper, metal and wood. Learn the fundamentals of color mixing, composition, and value. Supplies included. $180 T-TH | Aug 9-18 | 6pm-9 | Berry

Scene with Shakespeare Prepare for Shakespeare in the park by experiencing the art of theater. Explore the history and context of Shakespeare’s work, then practice acting techniques while focusing on a single scene from the Bard’s work. Warm-up exercises, delivery and movement, as well as blocking techniques will be covered. $108 M-TH | Aug 22-25 | 1pm-4 | Sitter

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fall 2011 Art Academy: Intro to Drawing, Painting, and Clay Session 1: Ages 6-8 | T | Oct 4-Dec 13 | 4pm-6 Session 2: Ages 9-13 | M | Oct 3-Dec 12 | 4pm-6


Art Academy, an innovative art program for kids starting this fall at Art Station. Art Academy offers in-depth, sequential art classes designed to deepen a child’s appreciation of art, develop artistic thinking, strengthen art-making skills, and cultivate personal expression. As kids progress through each year of Art Academy, they assemble a portfolio, participate in critiques, and gain confidence as a practicing artist.

Register today!

Art Academy: Clay Hand-Building and Applied Design Pre-requisite: Intro to Drawing, Painting and Clay or equivalent experience pending staff approval.

Ages 9-13 | W | Oct 5-Dec 14 | 2:30pm-5

Art Academy: Drawing Projects from Imagination and Observation Pre-requisite: Intro to Drawing, Painting and Clay or equivalent experience pending staff approval.

Ages 9-13 | W | Oct 5-Dec 14 | 2:30pm-5

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August 2011 Gallery Exhibition Theme of Show: “Three Visions – Three Worlds”. Atelier 6000 is proud to present August’s gallery exhibition featuring the artwork inspired by interpretations of Three Visions - Three Worlds. “Inspired by Japan” Relief for Japan’s Tsunami victims. Hand rubbed or hand pulled, the Woodblock prints displayed at Atelier 6000 are the works of members of The Barum Forum, artists throughout the country that specialize in woodblock printing. Sixty plus artists have donated their editioned works for this traveling exhibition to benefit the Tsunami victims of Japan. Mercy Corps and their partner in Japan, Peace Winds, is the recipient of money for prints sold in the United States. “Central Oregon Raw Vision” Sculpture by Robb “ Dale” Nelson Local Sculptor, Robb “Dale” Nelson creates his sculptural works from direct observation. Nelson’s wildlife maquettes (forms) represent the first stages of the sculptural process - sketches in threedimensional wax. The wax sculptures are worked on for several months before the finished bronze state is implemented. This exhibition illustrates the “raw vision” of the artist and the waxes. “ Inspired Watercolors” by Lawrence Yun Los Angeles artist Lawrence Yun’s latest watercolor series “Inspired Watercolors” delivers a seemingly natural, yet imaginative oddity beneath the surface aesthetic of his meticulously orchestrated floral compositions. In the style of realism, Yun focuses on the manipulation and manufacturing of nursery culture as both artificial and natural hybridizations between man and earth. These paintings represent an observation of universal technological and evolutionary living patterns, which appear as genetically-modified and biologically-enhanced experiments practiced throughout all aspects of life—a “miracle grow” sensation that is beyond real. The paintings are meant to be aesthetically pleasing, yet the deliberate awkwardness of the structured subject matter conveys subtle messages that trigger the audience to question the imagery. The red cord has a symbolic significance from Yun’s perspective. In tradition, objects tightened in red cords often signify good fortune in Chinese culture. In his work, it is used as a metaphoric element suggesting the artificial manipulation and exploitation of nature with irony. In contemporary times, watercolor flower painting as a choice of fine art subject matter is often stigmatized, and might even seem cliché and considered as mere eye candy. Yun is aware of art historical precedents

and accordingly tries to depart from the tradition with a modern interpretation. These watercolors are therefore intended to revitalize the role of the traditional Euro-American still life genre, as well as to re-evaluate the status of the watercolor medium in fine art. Yun’s luscious still life paintings demonstrate an inner calmness and beauty that can only be achieved by a skillful hand. August Classes, Bookworks Open Studio: Tuesdays, 10 – 12:30, Session 4, Aug. 2nd. Session 5, Aug. 16th Join us for this open studio bookmaking extravaganza. No formal instruction. Bring your supplies and join in on the creative collaboration of other enthusiastic bookmakers. Some supplies available for purchase. Moderated by Linda Piacentini-Yaple. $15 per session. Call 541.330.8759 to register Atelier 6000’s Artist Residency Program provides enrolled participants the opportunity to work side by side with an accomplished artist who specializes in a particular field of art. Atelier 6000 residencies are intended to enrich the educational process, open invigorating dialogue and provide inroads to learning that are creative and inspirational. WATERCOLOR FLOWERS: Elegant & Beautiful August 7–10th, Sunday, 4:30–6pm, Monday – Wednesday, 9am-4pm. Discover the power of transparent watercolor while exploring exciting techniques using intense, vibrant colors through effective color mixing and application process. Working with fresh flowers and other still life materials; grasses, wood, reflective surfaces, fabrics, or rocks in a representational style, this dynamic workshop focuses on methods in realism combining simple and elegant compositional design and patterns to create the luminous and delicate character of flowers. In an informative, energetic and inspiring workshop, Yun meets every student’s need with individual assistance and an informal critique at the end of the workshop. This workshop allows beginners to feel at ease as they develop a solid foundation in the use of watercolor medium, and challenges experienced participants as they incorporate discussion of aesthetics and techniques to discover new possibilities in their work. Supply List online at, $235 Atelier 6000, 389 SW Scalehouse Ct. Suite 120, Bend, OR 97702. 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.


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Family Adventure Walk Saturday, August 13th 10am

A Benefit for Sunriver Nature Center & Observatory

Folkmanis Puppets has again donated wonderful wild 12-20 inch puppets to be raffled at the end of the Walk. Copernicus Toys and GeoCentral have also donated prizes for kids. Each child participating in the Family Adventure Walk will receive a chance to win a puppet and receive a prize.

Sunriver Nature Center & Observatory’s second annual Family Adventure Walk will be held on Saturday, August 13 at 10am following the Running is for the Birds 10k and 5k events.

This event has been specially designed for families. The event begins in

The Village at Sunriver and follows the bike paths 1 mile to Sunriver Nature Center & Observatory. At the beginning of the walk, children will each be given a “Passport to Nature” to complete along the way. Interpretive stations will be set up along the route where children will learn a nature fact, see a live animal, or complete a learning activity. Examples of the stations are Loads of Toads, Whoo is the Great Horned Owl, and Wildflowers of Sunriver. After completing each station, the child will receive a sticker for their Passport and the Passport will be turned in at Sunriver Nature Center & Observatory for a prize. At the Nature Center children and families will participate in a scavenger hunt, relax and eat a snack and enjoy FREE admission to the Nature Center. Folkmanis Puppets has again donated wonderful wild 12-20 inch puppets to be raffled at the end of the Walk. Copernicus Toys and GeoCentral have also donated prizes for kids. Each child participating in the Family Adventure Walk will receive a chance to win a puppet and receive a prize. This is a fun, interactive learning event for the whole family. Last year’s participants loved this event. Strollers and wagons are fine to use on the trail, but please leave your dogs at home. Shuttles will be available to transport families back to The Village at Sunriver where they can participate in the children’s activities at the Sunriver Women’s Club’s Art Faire. Registration for Running is for the Birds and the Family Adventure Walk can be completed at Footzone in Bend, Sunriver Nature Center & Observatory or at Registrations will be accepted up to the morning of the event. Please call (541) 593-4394 with any questions.

Running is for the Birds & Family Adventure Walk Saturday, August 13, 2011 in The Village at Sunriver Schedule of Events 1Kids Rocket Classes 1Kids Nature Classes • Owl Puke • Tadpole Tales & More! 1 Free Summer Lecture Series 1 New Exhibits 1 Solar Viewing

8:00am – 10K and 5K runs

For further information call: (541) 593-4394

1Kids Rocket Classes 1Kids Nature Classes • Owl Puke • Tadpole Tales & More! 1 Free Summer Lecture Series 1 New Exhibits 1 Solar Viewing

9:30am – Awards

10:00am – Family Adventure Walk

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Central Oregon Family News August 2011 Edition  

Fun Fun Summer Fun. Deschutes County Fair and many more wonderful summer activities and events highlighted in this issue.

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