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HAPPY NEW YEAR! 2011 Featured Articles Images Can Be Your Reality Iron Deficiency Anemia Ancient Wisdom

By BettyJean Schuster

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By Dr. Michelle Jackson, N.D.

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By Wendee Daniels, Licensed Acupuncturist

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Humane Society of CO

Coming Up At The Tower Theatre

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Kevin Max, Editor, 1859-Oregon’s Magazine

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What’s Cooking w/Chef Lisa Glickman The “Ominous” New Years Res.

Bend Parks & Rec. District

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Economic Development for CO Local Fitness Tip

Outdoor Survival Tips “Counterinsurgency in Afghanistan” event Redmond Chamber

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bPositiv Foundation & Charity Art Show Ryan Kelly, Student, Mt. View Highschool

SafeKids CO Coalition Local Motorsports Tip

City Club of Central Oregon CO Speaks

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OSU Exstention Service Master Gardener Local Motorsports Tip “Wiser and Older” Education Series

Local Fitness Tip Robbie Burns Night @ The Oxford

Bend’s Heritage Walk

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Local Motorsports Tip

One Night Homeless Count

ITW’s “The Spin Cycle”

Achieve your goals with a ‘dream board’

Outdoor Survival Tips

Sisters School District

CO Speaks

Anna VanGordon, CEO, CO Family News, January Issue

Tony Debone, Deschutes Cty.12th Bend/Lapine Schools 13th Commissioner GMCO/HSCO “Pet of the Week” High Desert Gardening w/Doug Stott Get Outdoors w/Bob Woodward Deschutes Public Library The Jireh Project Bend’s Heritage Walk Local Design Tip CO Wedding & Event Show Ignite Bend 6

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George Endicott, Mayor, City 28th of Redmond

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Grand Opening! Matina Ferlander has taken her home-based business to opening a new retail store front as of December 3rd. Fabulous Finds came to fruition after selling handbags to friends & family.

Page 6 Give Them Wings: Rocky Marriage and Children

Page 7 Images Can Be Your Reality

Page 7 Child Centered Solutions

Page 8 Iron Deficiency Anemia an Under Diagnosed Cond.

BettyJean Schuster

Rachel Martin

As a result, a local salon owner suggested she place handbags

for sale within her salon and quickly, Fabulous Finds became the ultimate traveling boutique showing products within many venues throughout the local area. Matina says, “Once I saw the success of my handbags, I decided to expand into trendy jewelry, sunglasses, scarves, hats and more.“

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Matina has owned and operated Fabulous Finds for over 8 years. Although the business started while she attended U of O, Matina realized she had a passion for owning her own business. She tried many venues in Central Oregon, some good and some not so good but the love of her business made her keep moving forward. Matina was very fortunate to have a guest house of which she converted into a show room that she used for trunk shows and served as a retail warehouse storing her products in-between shows. She credits her success to great supportive friends and family as well as the local salons that have featured her products and sent her many customers, she also has an incredible client base and their loyalty has helped her to reach her goals. After renting space at two local businesses that eventually closed, she was presented with the opportunity to open her own retail location and did so this past December 3rd, with great success. “It is scary when the economy takes a down turn or when you have a slower year but if you believe in what you do and love what you do, people will see and feel that,” says Matina.

Dr. Michelle Jackson

Page 10 Critical Thinking Helps Kids See The Truth Behind Advertisements

Page 9 Together for Children: New Beginnings and Change

Emily Moser

Edie Jones

Page 12 A New Year Resolution, New Driving Habits

Page 11 Tramatic Brain Injury-Effects and Impacts

Mark Larson

Linda Balsiger

The philosophy of Fabulous Finds is that looking good should always be affordable, carry boutique lines that are unique, always have a great selection, make customers feel special, and be stylish, classy & sometimes sassy! Matina says, “believe in yourself, think outside of the box, do what you love and love what you do.”

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Page 4 Central Oregon Family News January 2011 This Financial section is brought to you by:

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A little “delayed gratification” may help you retire more comfortably. Baby boomers are known for wanting more out of life – and for living life on their own terms. They also get a bad rap as a generation weaned on instant gratification – wanting it all now, wanting to have it both ways. It is neither wise nor truthful to paint a generation with a broad brush. What we do know in 2010 is that more Americans than ever are poised to retire. In fact, 10,000 Americans will turn 65 each day during the next 18 years.1 Will their retirements match Boomers are necessarily growing more pragmatic. their expectations? Are boomers in for a collective shock?

The MainStay survey results hint at a shift in their financial outlook. The survey found that 76% of boomers were willing to work longer Many boomers are used to affluence and expect creature comforts and save more in pursuit of more retirement comfort.3 in retirement. Yet many may not understand how much money retirement will require. A 2010 study from the non-profit Additionally, 40% of those surveyed said they will have to delay Employee Benefit Research Institute estimates that about half of retirement in order to afford their desired lifestyle – and 47% said “early” boomers (those aged 56-62) will face a retirement shortfall they would be willing to live in a smaller house to have more of the – someday, they will have inadequate income to pay medical costs above luxuries/needs. A whopping 84% of respondents indicated and core retirement expenses. EBRI also estimates that 43.7% they would be willing to allocate a portion of their assets so that of “late” boomers (those aged 46-55) are likely to exhaust their they might have consistent lifelong income. However, just 52% of them were in contact with a financial consultant.3 retirement savings as well.2 Investing aside, what about the way we spend? EBRI research director Jack VanDerhei told TheStreet.com that beyond federal policy decisions, “[what is] even more important is to identify which of those households still have time to modify their behavior to achieve retirement security, and how they need to proceed.” 2

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Look at the sacrifices made by the “greatest generation”. World War II demanded so much from Americans, not only in the theatres of combat but at home. For several years, new cars weren’t manufactured, travel was discouraged, and food, clothing and gasoline were rationed. The entire economy was rearranged, and What is a need and what is a luxury? more than 40 million Americans had to start paying federal income Now here is where it gets interesting. In a new survey of more tax.4 than 1,000 boomers conducted by MainStay Investments, more than half the respondents identified “pet care” and “an internet This generation certainly understood delayed gratification. Yet with connection” and “shopping for birthdays and special occasions” all that economic and political upheaval, its members collectively as basic needs. Almost half checked off “weekend getaways” and enjoyed the most comfortable retirement in American history (and “professional hair cutting/coloring” as basic needs. Perhaps the perhaps the history of the world). definition of a “basic need” is expanding. Or perhaps we have gotten so used to these perks that we can’t imagine living without Will we pay for today’s lifestyle tomorrow? them (and not spending money on them).3 Financially, that is a risk we face. Many of us have not saved enough for retirement, and the financial markets have been especially volatile of late. So it only figures that spending less and saving more today could help us out tomorrow. Who knows - if some extra effort is put in now, we may end up with enough money to “live it up” later.

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Q. My marriage is getting more and more rocky. It seems like we are always fighting and our children aren’t even in school yet. I just don’t really want to break up our family and my husband is a good father. I’m just feeling like he doesn’t really love me, and I’m miserable. My husband is willing to go for counseling, but so far it hasn’t really made a difference and it is very costly. What should I do? A. We all need to feel loved, and to love, and children do best when they are raised in a loving family. A marriage (or intimate partnership) where there is a lot of conflict is not necessarily without plenty of actual love. However, lots of arguing when partners (or parents and children) are feeling angry or hurt is quite toxic to the relationship, and can greatly lessen loving feelings and feelings of being loved. Hearing this angry arguing is quite toxic for children as well. Children will often take sides and may even participate in your arguments, which is an entirely unhealthy role for them, whether the parents are separated or not. Research has shown that improving communication patterns between couples can go a very long way in enhancing relationships and helping to prevent separation. In some areas there are classes in marriage enhancement that teach good communication skills for couples. The Prevention and Relationship Enhancement Program (PREP) is one. Counseling is another good way to learn such skills, and sometimes ministers may provide this. The book, “Men are from Mars, Women are from Venus” by John Gray, and other books may also be helpful when read and discussed together. The most important guideline I recommend is to never discuss a disagreement when one of you is upset. Arguing when upset always leads to hurt feelings, and hurt feelings weaken any relationship. By reducing and eventually eliminating such toxic arguments, you can give your relationship a chance to recover. Learn to resolve disagreements through a problem solving approach. Sometimes one person is unhappy or depressed and thinks that she or he would be much happier if only the relationship partner would be more attentive, romantic, or nurturing. Taking responsibility for finding one’s own activities, moods, and social network can help. It is unrealistic and unfair to expect one person to fulfill all of our needs for fulfillment and happiness in life. There is also a tendency, possibly fostered by fairy tales, romantic novels, and many hours spent with the entertainment media, for women to fantasize about what an intimate and loving relationship ought to be like and may set an unrealistically high bar for what we expect from our spouses/partners. This high bar can then result in dissatisfaction with our real-life partners. Divorce or life partner separation are very hard on everyone involved, especially children. There are some major short- and long-term negative consequences to such a major family disruption, including children’s emotional and behavioral problems, greatly reduced financial resources (especially for women), reduced quality of parenting, reduced contact time with one or both parents, increased conflict between parents and children, and a much more complex and less stable family life. Do you and your spouse have significant values in common? Do you enjoy each other’s company when you are not involved in, or thinking about, your arguments or the reasons for them? Are you both mature enough to commit your time and resources to making your relationship work? Some marriages/partnerships can’t or shouldn’t be saved. On the other hand, many that are in trouble can be turned completely around if the couple is dedicated to trying and willing to get help and work on making significant and positive changes. Making such changes is a whole lot less work than a divorce/separation is when children are involved and generally much better for everyone.

Rachel Martin, M.S., is a Certified Family Life Educator. Email her at rachelmartin@parentingresearch.org or write to her at P.O. Box 131, Corvallis, OR 97339-0131.

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Images Can Be Your Reality By BettyJean Schuster Imagine seeing a picture daily and then seeing that picture become your life. This is possible with a Dream/ Vision Board. I have been using a Dream Board since I was 15 and have experienced the power of it in my life. I understand that goal setting can be difficult for some, along with accomplishing New Year’s Resolutions. Yet a Dream Board is fun, easy, and creative. While I encourage everyone to set goals, and map out how to reach their dreams, a Dream Board is an asset and another venue to achieve goals and resolutions. Who should have a Dream Board? Everyone! At any age and stage of life, having a Dream Board is wonderful. Let me stress, you are never too young or too old to start. You can create a Dream Board for personal and or professional use. What is a Dream Board? It is a picture collage of what you want your future life to be; your passions, the things you want, and images of what you want to become and achieve. Personally, I like to add quotes or verses that speak to me along with affirmations as well.

How do I create a Dream Board? Start by cutting out pictures and images of what makes you happy and gives you passion from magazines or print them off the internet. These things can be cars, animals, kids, job images, homes, vacations, and even the amount of income you desire. This is meant to be fun so relax and enjoy. What do I do with my images? Glue or tack them anywhere, preferably where you can see your images daily. If you need privacy, a journal or notebook will work, but make sure you set time aside to view your images often. I use a corkboard; it is in my office and always hangs near my desk. I see it every time I enter the room, whether I am consciously looking at it or not, my unconscious is and it is sending energy to my desires, which is an important part to accomplishing them. Be patient and positive! If you really think you want something but do not see it in your life, you might unconsciously be sending energy that says you do not deserve it or some other negative emotion. You need to get clear on your emotions in order to accept the good things in life you desire. Once you post something you can always change your mind, but be patient and don’t change your mind because you think it doesn’t work. It is imperative to keep your thoughts positive and your desires in focus. It worked, now what? When the things you posted come true, keep the images. I encourage you to take the picture down, date it and file it away, it is always nice to review them when you’re in doubt or when you want to reach a heighten state of thankfulness. Replace the image with another desire/dream. There is no end to your blessings, there is no end to your abilities, and there is no end to the good things coming your way. A Dream Board helps you focus your desires and grasp the goodness waiting for you. Have fun, and be creative and may your dreams come true! Written By: BettyJean Schuster, Certified Life Coach, Writer, Speaker, Wife and Mother. Available for Individual or Business Coaching | 541.280.1596 | Bj@DynamicCoaching.org

Child Centered Solutions By Lillian Quinn

It is important to remember with the new year that in divorce, children should always come first. There is a wonderful organization based out of Portland that offers help to children caught in the middle of parental conflict. Here in Bend, there are a group of volunteer attorneys that represent children when there is a high conflict case and the kids need a voice. The volunteer attorneys donate time when there are no funds to pay for their services and it is by judicial appointment. I wanted to reprint the Children’s Bill of Rights from Child Centered Solutions to remind us all that kids need to come first.

Children’s Bill of Rights During Family Conflicts

As a child I have the following rights and I need you, my Mom and Dad, to respect these rights: 1. The right not be asked to “choose side” between my Mom and Dad. 2. The right to express, or not express my feelings. 3. The right to have a unique relationship with each of my parents without the other making me feel guilty about it. 4. The right to feely and privately communicate with both my Mom and Dad, and not to be asked questions by either parent about the other. 5. The right to be treated as a person and not as a pawn, possession or negotiating Chip. 6. The right not to be expected to be a spy or messenger. 7. The right not to hear either Mom or Dad say bad things about the other. 8. The right to have my life change as little as possible. 9. The right to have my own life and remain a child. 10. The right to expect you to be my parents, not my friends. 11. The right not to be expected to be my parents’ confidante or companion. 12. The right to have what is in my best interest protected at all times. I agree: ______________ Mom

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Iron Deficiency Anemia an Under Diagnosed Condition By Dr. Michelle Jackson, N.D.

Anemia is a medical condition that develops when your blood lacks enough healthy red blood cells. Red blood cells are the main transporters of oxygen in our bodies. The main symptom of anemia, fatigue, occurs because our bodies aren’t getting enough oxygen. Anemia is the most common blood condition in the U.S. It affects about 3.5 million Americans. Iron deficiency anemia, is the most common form of anemia, and it occurs because of a lack of the mineral iron in the body. Bone marrow needs iron to make hemoglobin, the part of the red blood cell that transports oxygen to the body’s organs. Without adequate iron, the body cannot produce enough hemoglobin for red blood cells. The result is iron deficiency anemia. I often treat iron deficiency anemia in my practice because it can be caused by an iron-poor diet, especially in the female population, infants, children, teens, and vegetarians. The standard American diet that includes a lot of simple carbohydrates, breads, soda-pop and caffeine does not have enough iron in it. Iron deficiency anemia can also be caused by the demands of pregnancy and breastfeeding that deplete a woman’s iron stores. Any loss of blood where the bone marrow can not keep up with the production can cause iron deficiency anemia. For this reason iron deficiency anemia is common in women who are menstruating, especially with heavy or frequent periods. Since red blood cells can be lost through bleeding, which can also occur slowly over a long period of time, and can often go undetected. This kind of chronic bleeding commonly results from the following situations: gastrointestinal conditions such as ulcers, hemorrhoids, and gastritis (inflammation of the stomach). Anyone, who gives frequent blood donations, is practicing endurance training, has digestive conditions such as Chron’s disease or has had surgical removal of part of the stomach or small intestine where iron is absorbed can also be at risk for iron deficient anemia. The use of nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDS) such as aspirin can cause chronic blood loss via the intestine from the irritating nature of those medications and caffinated drinks can hinder iron absorption. Iron deficiency anemia is very treatable with diet changes and iron supplements. If you are diagnosed with iron deficiency anemia, you should eat a diet high in iron, folic acid, and vitamin C. Vitamin C is necessary to help your body absorb iron better. Your doctor may also prescribe iron supplements, as well as vitamin C supplements to help increase your iron levels. If you are not opposed to meat, anyone with iron deficiency anemia should increase their intake of red meat such as

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New Beginnings and Change!

Ancient Wisdom

Thoughts From Together For Children By Edie Jones, M Ad.Ed.

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January, 2011 – the start of a new year; a time of new beginnings and change. New beginnings and change can be difficult for adults. For young children they are even more so. How can parents make them easier? Some of the new beginnings young children face are, the addition of a new sibling, starting to potty train, giving up a pacifier, being left at day care, moving to a new home, or starting pre-school. The more parents recognize the developmental emotional stage of their child the easier it will be to help them through these difficult new beginnings.

The wisdom of the past has much to offer the busy, fast paced schedules of today’s modern family. According to Traditional Chinese Medicine there are 5 elements each associated with a season. Winter is associated with the kidneys and reflects the deep stores of our vital essence and our Chi (energy). The ancient ones observing nature noticed that not only is the bear hibernating in its cave but so is much of nature. Many plants having lost their leaves, and some even their entire stalk so they may rest and rejuvenate through winter’s cold winds and snowy landscapes. They rest and store their energy until the season changes to warmer, longer days that will signal their time to grow and produce again.

• In the first year and a half children are in the “feeling” stage. They respond to what they feel. They don’t yet have the ability to think about what they are going through. We see this in the tantrum of the 18 month old, spontaneous and combustible. A helpful suggestion to parents is to “never argue with a drunk, especially a child drunk on the desire for power.” Lots of “TLC”; very little reasoning. This is when reasoning won’t work. • Children of this age also don’t understand that someone (like mom or dad) thinks differently than they do. They haven’t yet developed what psychologists call “the other mind”. If they want something, then everyone else wants it for them. So, even if you say “No” over and over, if they desire it they still think you also desire it for them. This is one of the hardest things for a parent to comprehend. Little children don’t think the same way adults do. • As the second year of life draws near, children begin to move into the “thinking” stage. Around two, you can start to give choices and negotiate on a very basic level. Only giving choices you can follow-through on and only a few at a time will make this an easier time. Even though two year olds can understand there are two choices they may not be able to make a choice. When this happens, it’s probably best to back away from the discussion for a few minutes and try again later. • The closer a child gets to being three the better they are at understanding another’s point of view. They also are learning how nice it is to have friends and are slowly learning some of the skills to develop friendships. This makes it important for three year olds to have pears as playmates. This brings many new beginnings which include learning to negotiate, to share, to wait their turn and how to stand-up for themselves. All difficult things to learn.

We too should take this cue from nature to slow down during these cold, cold days. Nourish our families with warm soups and slowly cooked food. This is the time of year to use a little more salt (sea salt) and a little less sweet in our diets. Choosing to steam or sauté greens and eating less raw foods during this time will strengthen the digestion and build our Chi. Cooking with warming spices such as ginger, cayenne, cardamom, fennel and garlic will also assist in strengthening the digestion. Much like nature, this is a time to take care of ourselves by resting more and being gentle with our hearts. It is a time of inner reflection, when we plant the seeds of our deepest desires for the coming year. This is ultimately a way for us to reduce our physical and emotional stress. By doing so our adrenals can restore themselves and our bodies are able to get out of the “flight or fight” response that our fast paced culture promotes. Remembering to invite the wisdom of all that surrounds us is what our ancestors practiced. Notice the season, the temperature of the air, the length of the days, the food in our gardens and you will be in your knowing of pursuing the rhythms our bodies were intended to follow.

• By year four, young ones have learned a lot and they know it. This is why they can sometimes be difficult; they may no longer want to take directions, feel “bigger” than they are and may become defiant. For the first time they may experience disappointment and find it hard to take. Patience by parents is, as always, the key to getting through this difficult time. All of these new beginnings are important to a child’s development. The more parents know about what to expect the better prepared they are to assist their child to learn from them. Together For Children is a resource for parents. Please call 541-389-9317 or go to www.together-for-children.org to learn more. Enrollment for the winter term is currently happening.

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Critical Thinking H e l p s K i d s S e e T h e Tr u t h B e h i n d A d v e r t i s e m e n t s By Emily Moser

We as parents have all heard our child utter the phrases, “That’s Cool!” and/or “I want that!” after seeing a television ad for toys or other kid-friendly products. From breakfast cereal to computer games, athletic shoes to toys, it’s no secret advertisers try relentlessly to win the hearts and minds of children. And as we all know, the promotional onslaught begins at a young age. Even when parents restrict or limit TV viewing and other media, kids still can be exposed to and influenced by the messages. Because of that, it’s in our children’s best interest for us to embrace the role of chief media educator early on in their lives. How do we go about exercising our child’s ability to think critically about media messages? To the extent your child watches TV or is exposed to advertising via other means, carve out time to sit and talk about what they see and hear. The following are a few questions that can spur a conversation and help young people analyze messages: • Who is the ad trying to influence? Help kids understand the ways marketers try to appeal to different audiences. Why, for example, do cereal boxes include toys and other items? Why do ads often show people smiling and having a good time? • Does the company advertising the product really care about your health? Help your child understand advertisers want to sell as much as possible, and that there is always an angle to their message. This is a great opportunity to talk about a healthy diet and the importance of making smart choices when it comes to caring for their body. • What is the core message, and is it true? Would the toy shown on TV really work like that at home? If your child sees an ad for junk food, what is the ad not saying about the health impacts? • If your child earns an allowance, ask whether the product is something they would spend their money on. This conversation helps youngsters learn to set priorities, make responsible choices and begin to manage money. Consider these conversations essential training in your child’s ability to dissect a growing array of marketing messages they’ll be bombarded with as adolescents and teens for a broader range of products, including alcohol. Ads promoting alcohol have gone so far as to show two beer bottles taped

to an electronic game controller, with accompanying text that reads, “It’s game day.” Some messages promote the false notions that alcohol is an answer to life’s troubles, or that it makes people more attractive and exciting. And it’s not just commercial advertisements that promote drinking – and in some cases drinking to get drunk, with no negative consequences. T-shirts tout a range of pro-drinking messages, such as “Let’s get ready to mumble,” with beer bottles lined up below the text, and “Rum: All the cool kids are drinking it.” Studies point to the fact that alcohol ads do influence kids. Research shows exposure to them shapes young adolescents’ attitudes toward alcohol, their intentions to drink and underage drinking behavior. But engaging kids in the truth behind the messages is invaluable in helping them make healthy decisions. It provides an opening to begin, or to continue, a conversation about the stark realities of youth drinking – among them, that regular drinking can harm the developing adolescent brain and make it harder to learn and remember – and to communicate your family’s rules and consequences when it comes to alcohol and other drug use. Emphasize that when they make the healthy choice to steer clear of substances such as alcohol, they are in the majority because most kids do not drink or use other drugs. And it’s a chance to expand the conversation, allowing you to learn more about your child’s world, their successes and challenges, their friends and the traits they value in their peers, and the importance of surrounding themselves with people who are positive influences. Parents and other caregivers in Central Oregon interested in parenting resources and information about helping youth stay alcohol and drug free may 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 (541553-2211); or the certified prevention specialist 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. frconline.org). For tips on talking with your kids about not using alcohol and other drugs, please contact Oregon Partnership, a statewide nonprofit that exists to end substance abuse and suicide, at 503-244-5211, or visit www. orpartnership.org. To read Oregon Partnership’s Parenting for Preventing e-newsletter, please visit www.orpartnership.org and click on the Parenting for Prevention link on the home page.


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What is Traumatic Brain Injury? A traumatic brain injury (TBI) is an injury to the brain caused by an external force that occurs after birth. This force can be a major trauma such as a car accident or the shaking of an infant, or a mild blow such as a concussion. This article explores the range of areas impacted by a TBI, and considerations for children returning to school after a TBI. Effects of Traumatic Brain Injury A TBI can impact skills and functioning across cognitive, speechlanguage, physical, and emotional/behavioral domains. The degree to which these areas are impacted depends upon the location and severity of the injury; however, even a mild concussion may have an impact on cognitive skills such as attention, learning, and memory. 1) Cognitive Skills - Cognitive skills are the skills required to process and remember information, plan activities, and learn new information. A person with TBI may experience difficulty in the following areas: • Thinking and Processing Skills: Problem solving, abstract concepts, reasoning, speed of information processing. • Memory: Short-term memory and learning of new information. Longterm memory is typically less affected. • Attention: Focus, concentration, distractibility, persistence, multitasking. • Executive function skills: Goal setting, planning, organization, task initiation, impulsivity, judgment, and self-monitoring. 2) Speech/Language - Problems may occur with: • Speech: Speech is one of the most complex activities we perform, and requires precise coordination of respiratory muscles, vocal fold vibration, velopharyngeal function, and tongue/lip movement. A weakening of any of those muscles or the nerves used to coordinate and control them can make speech too quiet, slurred, or disjointed. In severe cases, there may be no speech at all. • Oral Language: Problems can occur with word-finding, expressive language (organizing and expressing thoughts, grammar), and receptive language (listening and processing spoken information). • Reading, Spelling, Writing: These are language-based skills, and language problems can affect the ability to accurately decode words, encode (or spell) words, comprehend written material, learn and retain

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1 0 Wa y s t o S h r i n k Yo u r Carbon Footprint By Annissa Anderson

When each year rolls over into the next, it’s time to think about what we’d like to do differently. Call it a New Year’s Resolution, or just call it a chance to make a positive change in who we are and what we do. Instead of shrinking your waistline, you might think about shrinking your individual carbon footprint – or the amount of green house gases (and specifically carbon dioxide) emitted as a result of your activities. Of all the choices we make, how we get around has the biggest impact on climate change. Every mile you drive creates green house gases, contributing to global warming. But kids and families can make a difference. You can shrink your carbon footprint by driving less. “If we don’t reduce our driving, green house gas emissions will continue to increase and our local air quality will decrease,” said Nikki Roemmer, sustainability advocate for The Environmental Center in Bend. “This will not only affect the health of our planet, it will have a direct impact on our own health, now and in future generations.” Here are ten things that your family can do to help the planet. 1. Walk to a park, library or school Take a family walk around your neighborhood and to frequently visited places like parks, libraries and schools within a mile of your home to find the best routes and some neighborhood treasures. To find out how walkable your neighborhood is, look up your home’s Walk Score at www.walkscore.com.

2. Start a walking school bus A walking school bus is like a regular school bus – but without the bus! A group of parents take turns each day picking up kids at “bus stops” along the route to school. Kids get exercise, parents save time, and there are fewer cars burning gas in the school parking lot during drop off time. 3. Bike to your favorite places Many Central Oregon neighborhoods are really bike friendly. Take a bicycle safety class, strap on your helmet and get out exploring to find the best routes for biking near your home. “Get your kids the safety attire to equip them for riding their bike,” said Roemmer. In addition to a helmet, it is important for kids to have adequate reflectors on their bikes and to wear reflective clothing, especially in low light conditions. 4. Help organize a bicycle rodeo You could help put together a bike rodeo to learn about bike safety. This one-time event that explains bicycle safety can be conducted by volunteers. You could do it in your neighborhood

or at your school. Check with your local fire department for details. 5. Plan a bus trip on a local bus line Pick up a Bend Area Transit (BAT) or Cascades East Transit (CET) schedule to see where the bus can take you. Then plan a trip on the bus that you might ordinarily drive to. You might actually prefer taking the bus! It’s relaxing and a great option in bad weather. 6. Ride the school bus Choosing to ride the school bus dramatically reduces the number of drive alone car trips that parents take to and from schools each day. Given the number of school days in a year, these trips add up quick! Think of riding the bus as extra time to chat with friends, read a book or listen to your iPod. 7. Help create a carpool Pass out a signup sheet at practice or rehearsal to collect addresses and phone numbers. Bring a map for families to mark their home so you can see who lives close to you, and talk to them about creating a carpool. Your parents can also use a carpool matching service at www.commuteoptions.org. 8. Practice trip chaining Plan ahead so you can do several errands in one car trip. If your family needs to drive to the grocery store and the drycleaner this week, link the trips into one round trip. That’s less time sitting in the car and in traffic, and more time doing something fun. 9. Drive responsibly When it is necessary to drive, improve gas mileage by following a few simple tips. Drive smoothly, reducing rapid acceleration and braking. Keep tires inflated to improve fuel economy and lengthen tire life. Avoid idling; restarting your car uses less gas than idling. Watch your speed – above 55 mph, aerodynamic drag starts reducing your mileage. The kind of car your family chooses can also make a difference. “Drive a fuel-efficient car or one powered by an alternative such as biodiesel or hybrid technology, so that your car trips use less fossil fuels,” said Roemmer. 10. Save wasted trips Believe it or not, you can even use the internet to help save the earth! If you’re not sure if a store has what you want, use the internet (or the phone) to find out if a product or service is available before hopping in the car and wasting a trip.

Commute Options for Central Oregon promotes choices that reduce the impacts of driving alone. For more information about Commute Options, contact Jeff Monson, Executive Director of Commute Options for Central Oregon at 541/330-2647 or visit www. commuteoptions.org. Annissa Anderson is a freelance writer and public relations consultant in Bend.

A N e w Ye a r R e s o l u t i o n New Driving Habits By Mark Larson

A new year is upon us. Many of us will make resolutions to lose weight, exercise more, quit smoking or change various habits. How many of us will resolve to be safer drivers? While many of our resolutions can have a healthy impact on our lives nothing can match the benefits of being a safer driver. How, you ask, can changing driving habits be better than losing weight or quitting smoking? Changing a few simple driving habits will increase your chance of avoiding collisions/injuries, lower your stress or prevent those unpleasant visits with a police officer. Which habits should you change? Let’s start with three. First, follow the speed limit. Speed limits are set by road engineers based on the road design, traffic flows and the location of the road. By driving faster than the posted speed, you multiply the risk to yourself and others. Do your own test. Select a route you drive on a regular basis. You know how fast you normally drive and how long it takes you to get to your regular stop. Now, drive at the posted speed limit(s) and see what the difference is in the time of your arrival. We believe you will find it is a mere minute’s difference. Are those few minutes worth the risk to your health and safety or the safety of your loved ones? An additional benefit of following the speed limit is better fuel economy. Effective January 1st the State of Oregon is increasing the gas tax by 6 cents per gallon. We are looking at gas prices of well over $3.00 per gallon so why use more than necessary. Let’s discuss the second habit. Stopping (or not) at red lights. Green means go, but check traffic to your left and right to assure they are stopped. Yellow means the light is about to change to red and if you are more than two (2) seconds away from the intersection, you have time/space to stop safely. Red means stop, pure and simple! It does not mean that it’s okay to go on through because traffic in the other direction will wait. You are putting yourself and others in danger by not stopping for those red lights. The easiest way to make sure you stop for red lights is to anticipate them sooner. Make sure you are looking farther ahead. Most drivers only look 4 – seconds ahead of their car. Look 12 – 15 seconds ahead and you will be a much safer driver. Finally, our third habit of following cars too closely. Too many drivers follow so closely that they are unable to stop or avoid situations that happen in front of them. By keeping a minimum of four (4) seconds of following distance we give ourselves the room and the sight distance to see what is happening in front of us and the ability to safely react to these situations. How do you know what four seconds looks like? As you are following a vehicle, pick a target, a sign, shadow, or line on the road and when the back of the vehicle you are following goes by that target, you start counting, 1001, 1002, 1003….. When the front of your vehicle Winter Weather Driving gets to the target that will tell you how many seconds following Workshop time/distance you have between January 11, 5:30–7:30pm at Touchmark, you. You’re not going to arrive any Mount Bachelor Village. 19800 SW sooner by tailgating. With a four Touchmark Way, Bend. Deschutes Driver second following distance you will Education is pleased to present a Winter be driving in a safer manner and Weather Driving Workshop on Wednesday lowering the risk to you and others. January 11. The 2 hour workshop will cover vehicle preparedness, winter road conditions These three habits are simple and best practices for driving in these to change. Deschutes Driver conditions with the primary focus on snow Education encourages you to take and ice conditions. This workshop is open the steps to do so. If you have to Teens and Adults with a driver license or questions or need help in changing learner permit. Cost is $25 per person To your driving habits, please contact register for the workshop or for additional us. We want you to be successful information please contact us at 541-647with all your New Year resolutions! 0478 or at www.deschutesdriveredu.com. Have a happy and safe 2011! Mark Larson | Chris Larson

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Toddlin Tales: For ages 18-36 mo. Stories, songs, rhymes, tickles, movement. Tues. at 10:15 and 11am and Wed. at 10:15am. Come early, space is limited. Baby Steps: Stories, songs, rhymes. For infants 0-18 months. Wed. and Thurs. @ 11am. Preschool Parade: Stories, songs, rhymes, and sometimes a craft for children ages 3-5. Tues. at 1:30pm and Fri. at 10:15am. Saturday Stories: Sat. at 10:15am. Stories, songs, rhymes, and activities for children ages 3-5. Noche de la Familia: Noche de la Familia es el primer martes de cada mes. Habrá un tiempo de cuentos, canciones, y manualidades para los niños de 0~5 años. Si el tiempo permite, también habrá la oportunidad de conseguir una tarjeta de la biblioteca e ir en un tour de la biblioteca. Los martes, 4 de enero a las 6:30pm. Si tienes preguntas, por favor llame a Michele Ping, 541-312-1028. Family Night is the first Tuesday of the month. There will be a story time, with songs and activities for children between 0 and 5. If time permits, there will also be an opportunity to apply for a library card and take a tour of the library. Good Chair, Great Books: Jan. 3rd, Noon-1pm. Read and discuss “Finding Nouf” by Zoë Ferraris. Free and open to the public. Boomers, Xers, and Millenials: Can We All Get Along?: Jan. 6th, 6pm. Explore the general characteristics, communication styles, and values of the various generations beginning with the Baby Boomers in this presentation by Karen Roth, COCC’s Director of Multicultual Activities. Free and open to the public. Second Sunday: Jan. 9th, 2-3:30pm. Local favorite Suzanne Burns and author of “Misfits and Other Heroes” will read a selection from her work. Open mic will follow. The American Character: The Power of Individualism and Volunteerism: Jan. 11th, 6:30pm. Are the ideas of individualism and volunteerism at odds within the American character? Discuss the question with OCH scholars Prakash Chenjeri, a philosophy professor at Southern Oregon University and Daniel Morris, director of foreign languages and literatures at Southern Oregon University. This program is sponsored through a partnership between the City Club of Central Oregon and Deschutes Public Library and funded in part by a grant from Oregon Humanities, a statewide nonprofit organization. Kids Crew!: Come play, create, do. Games, crafts, activities, and fun with books. For ages 6–11. Brooks Room 2:30pm. January 12 – Minute to Win It! Outrageous games and challenges February 9 – Craft It1 Beads, paper, duct tape. March 9 – Book It! Hear a story, make a book, play Ad-libs. April 6 - ????? to be announced. May 4 – Game It! Wii, Harry Potter Bingo, and more. Pajama Party Story Time: Jan. 19th, 6:45pm. Night time stories, songs, rhymes, & activities for ages 3 – 5. Pajamas are optional but welcomed. The Beat Generation: Jan. 12th, 6:30pm. Drop in and turn on to the Beat Generation with COCC Professor Steven Bidlake:. Know Boomers: Balance Yoga: Jan. 20th, 6:30pm. Come and explore some ideas for “reawakening” your boomer body with Hilloah Rohr. Free and open to the public. Bring a yoga mat if you have one. Classic Book Club: Jan. 25th, 6pm. Will be discussing Wurthering Heights by Emily Bronte. Everyone is welcome. Author Reading: Lauren Kessler: Jan. 29th, 3pm. Lauren Kessler, award-winning author of The Stubborn Twig, will read from her latest book, My Teenage Werewolf: A Mother, A Daughter, A Journey Through the Thicket of Adolescence. Free and open to the public. Authors Terri Daniels and Kelsey Collins: Jan. 30th, 2-4pm. As record numbers of baby boomers become caregivers for aging parents, discussion about end-of-life issues has never been more important in our culture. Terri and Kelsey shed a different light on the end of physical life that promotes inner healing and prepares the Baby Boom generation for its own inevitable transition. Part of the “Know Boomers” series.

Crook Cty. Public Library

175 NW Meadow Lakes Dr., 541-447-7978 Wee Read: A toddler lapsit for ages 0-3ys & caregivers held every Wed., 10am. Storytime: Join Tammy for stories & crafts. T/6pm;Th/11am. Ages 3-6yrs.

Lapine Public Library 16425 1st St., 541-312-1090

Family Fun Story Time: Tues, January 4 – May 31, 10:30am. Come join us for reading, rhyming and singing, all of which strengthen literacy skills! Ages 0-5. Good Chair Great Book: Animal, Vegetable, Miracle: Jan. 20th, Noon-1pm. Join us for the inaugural meting of La Pine’s book club and discussion group. Bring lunch and feed your mind! In January we will be discussing Animal, Vegetable, Miracle, by Barbara Kingsolver. Kids Club: Book It!: Jan. 27th, 3-4pm. Bookmaking, ad-libs games, and lots of fun! After school program, open to 6-11 year olds. Parents and guardians welcome! Free!

Little ones 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. Elementary Storytime: Tues, 6:30pm. Ages 5-8. We focus on guessing games, riddles and poetry, and chapter books. Each book is serialized, so make sure to come every week in order to not miss out on any of the excitement. 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. www.jcld.org

Redmond Public Library 827 SW Deschutes, 541-312-1054

Baby Steps: Stories, songs, rhymes. for infants 0-18 months. Thurs., 10:30. Toddlin’ Tales: For ages 18-36 mo. Stories, songs, rhymes, tickles, movement. Tues. 10:15 & 11:15. Preschool Parade: Stories, songs, rhymes, and sometimes a craft for ages 3-5. Weds., 10:15 & 11:15. Teen Thursdays: 1st and 3rd Thurs. of the month. For grades 6-12. 3-4:30pm. Jan. 6th. Origami! We’ll provide the paper and templates! Make birds, freestyle, and more! Jan. 20th. Video and Board Games. Come challenge your friends to a friendly game of Jenga, Monopoly, or show off your Just Dance skills with our Wii or jam out with Rock Band. Redmond Art Committee: Jan. 6th, 5pm. Monthly Meeting. The Redmond Library Art Committee features the works of local artists. New members always welcome. Good Chair Great Book: Jan. 13th, Noon-1pm. Bring your lunch, and feed your mind at this thought-provoking and fun book club. January’s book is “Unaccustomed Earth” by Jhumpa Lahiri. The Love Generation: Jan. 22nd, 2pm. Peace, love, and happiness is the name of the game during COCC professor Steven Bidlake’s presentation on the flower children and hippies of the 60’s. Part of the “Know Boomers” series.

Sisters Public Library

110 N Cedar Ave., 541-312-1072

Family Fun Story Time: Ages 0-5yrs. Wed. at 10:30am. Join us for reading, rhyming, and singing—all three strengthen early literacy skills. Boomers, Xers, and Millenials: Can We All Get Along?: Jan. 7th, 1pm. Explore the general characteristics, communication styles, and values of the various generations beginning with the Baby Boomers in this presentation by Karen Roth, COCC’s Director of Multicultual Activities. Free and open to the public. Teen Game Day: Jan. 11th, 3:30-5pm. Play Wii, Guitar Hero, Rock Band, Madden Football, card and board games. Librarian in room; free and open to 6th12th graders. Know Boomers: Balance Yoga: Jan. 19th, Noon-1pm. Come and explore some ideas for “reawakening” your boomer body with Hilloah Rohr. Free and open to the public. Bring a yoga mat if you have one.

Sunriver Public Library

56855 Venture Lane, 541-312-1080 Family Fun Story Time: Every Thurs. at 10:30. Stories, finger rhymes, songs and movement skills for all ages. Parents and caregivers required to attend with child and to participate in all activities. Ages 0-5. Good Chair, Great Books: Jan. 6th, 12-1pm. Read and discuss “Zookeepers Wife” by Diane Ackerman. Participants are encouraged to bring their lunches to this event. sheilag@deschuteslibrary.org Good Vibrations: Influential 1960’s Songs & Artists: Jan. 8th, 1pm. Mike Ficher of KPOV radio’s syndicated Ultimate Oldies Show, offers fascinating and engaging insight into critical songs and artists of the Boomer generation. Free and open to the public. Recess: Breaktime for Grown Ups: Jan. 11th, 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! Kids Crew: Jan. 18th, 3pm. Ages 6–11. Join your friends for stories, activities and games. Pajama Party Story Time: Jan. 18th, 7pm. 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. Live Read: Jan. 26th, 6:30-7:30pm. Live Read (līv rēd) n. 1. A program in which attendees enjoy light refreshments and listen to great short fiction read out loud by library staff. Synonyms escape from the everyday, rediscover simple pleasures. sheilag@deschuteslibrary.org Teen Territory: Every Wed. 1;30-3:30pm. Free and open to 12 - 17 year olds. Jan. 5th, Game Day: Play Wii, Guitar Hero, Rock Band, Madden Football, card and board games. Librarian in room. Jan. 12th, Duct Tape: This week we have Duct Tape, join your friends and be creative with Duct Tape. Jan. 19th, Open Day: A teen-only place. Hang out, listen to music, chat—it’s your space. Jan. 26th, Chinese New Year: Learn about Chinese New Year and the animal of your birth year. Activities and snacks provided.


Volunteering

At the Humane Society of Redmond It’s the hardworking volunteers that keep the shelter working. A dedicated group of your neighbors show up at the animal shelter, giving of their precious time to help make the lives of our displaced dogs and cats just a little bit easier. These volunteers answer phones, clean cages, walk dogs, wash blankets, feed cats, and ensure the highest quality of life for our animals. Our volunteers show up when the roads turn icy, the cats don’t know about ice, they just know their litter boxes need tending. They sit outside at events in the hot sun or cold rain, asking for donations of dog food or that you join the shelter membership. They hang clothes and wash dishes at the Thrift Store adding income to the shelter. They do what it takes to make sure the Humane Society of Redmond is a place of value to the community and a place of refuge for the strays and uncared for animals in our area. They walk the halls with a brisk step knowing the animals are waiting for them. And, all of this for no pay, no discounts, no ceremonial plaques, and little acknowledgement. They do it from the heart.

“Sonny” a beautiful yellow lab was just one of the great dogs that shared a part of their lives with the shelter staff and volunteers.

The Humane Society of Redmond cares for over one-thousand dogs and one-thousand cats each year. Every one is special and many require medical attention. A small, professional staff forms the backbone of the organization, but the volunteers add the extra support needed to provide for our animals. Says Chris Bauersfeld, Shelter Manager; “If not for our volunteers, the animals would not be as comfortable or unstressed while waiting for their forever homes. Imagine a dog not being walked for days, imagine a cat that could not roam the facility, imagine a kitten bravely struggling through an illness without a human hand to pet it, these are just a few of the areas in which our volunteers make a difference. We try every day to provide the very best care for the great animals in our trust, and we could not do this without our volunteers”. If you’d like more information about how to volunteer at the Humane Society of Redmond, call the front desk at (541) 9230882, and sign up for the next Private Pet Cremation volunteer information meeting. You must be over 15 years of age to join us.

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January Pet Events Puppy Parties! Last Sunday of each month. 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. Dog Adoptions First Saturday of each month. All for Dogs Rescue is an all volunteer foster organization that works to get once homeless dogs into their forever homes. They foster all their dogs in private homes and have a great application, screening, and follow up process. We will be doing adptions the first Saturday of every month thru August. Go to www.allfordogsrescue.com for more information. Greyhound Adoptions - Spring 2011 GPA Northwest has established formal procedures to ensure that retired racers are placed in loving homes with people who will take good care of them for the rest of their lives. We work hard to find just the right Greyhound for you, your family and your lifestyle. Go to www.gpa-nw.org for more information. Low Cost Shot & Microchip Clinics - none scheduled All dog and cat vaccines will be $15.00 each and we will be doing Microchips for only $25.00. (Please note, we will not have giardia vaccines or feline bordatella) Please contact Bend Spay and Neuter for more info.

Is Seeking Foster Homes Next to owning a dog, there is nothing more enjoyable or rewarding than fostering a dog. Foster homes serve as the transition from rescue to a new adoptive family. All For Dogs Rescue of Central Oregon is seeking volunteers to provide short-term in-home care for dogs. All For Dogs provides all food and vet care and the only thing we ask in return is that you provide a safe and loving home for our dogs until they are adopted. To learn more about All For Dogs visit www.allfordogsrescue. com or call 541.312.5342. You can also find us on Facebook! All For Dogs Rescue is an all-volunteer nonprofit group of dog lovers dedicated to saving homeless and abandoned dogs. We literally give them a second chance at life. And everybody deserves a second chance. All For Dogs Rescue places non-aggressive dogs into Healthy adventures await! temporary foster homes See Dr. Sarah Cummings where they are socialized, spay/neutered, vaccinated, Dr. Doug Evans, & Dr. Maas and treated for any medical or behavioral conditions which would otherwise limit their adoptability. We then actively seek out permanent quality homes for these deserving animals through our volunteer network, online adoption pages and weekend adoption fairs. We are an accomplished group with an eagerness to serve the canine companions in our community. P.O. Box 638, Bend, OR Call for appointment 541-382-0741 97709 | 541.318.5342 | 360 NE Quimby Ave. www.allfordogsrescue.com Visit us at www.bendveterinaryclinic.com


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Adventures! By Lenora James

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y client list is varied…Some are yellow; others brown, there are a lot of black ones, some are spotted and some have blended colors. They vary in height and weight from 1’4” and 21lbs to 3’5” 154 lbs. Most are Oregonians, but there are two from Washington and one originally from South America. No matter the color, size or origin I follow the cutest butts in town and it is “DOGONFUN” to be a dog walker!!

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Sisters Christian Academy Student Places Second in Local Science Contest Michaela Miller, a Sisters Christian Academy seventh grade student, tied for second place in this year’s annual Inventerprise 2010 contest. Inventerprise is a science-based competition sponsored by Bend Research Inc., with help from COCC and Bend-La Pine Schools. Each year Central Oregon’s K-12 students are challenged to invent and create scientific solutions to some human problem. For 2010 the students were asked for innovative ideas to improve human capabilities, enhance human senses, or develop devices for people with physical or medical limitations. About 100 middle school students from Central Oregon schools sent entries. Dorothy Miller, a program manager from Bend Research Inc., came to Sisters Christian Academy on Friday, December 3, to present Michaela with an “Outstanding Award” certificate and T-shirt acknowledging her achievement. She said that Michaela, along with all the Grand Prize winners and other outstanding entry winners, will be invited to a special science night program held in their honor at the Bend Research laboratories in Tumalo in January. Michaela’s idea was to provide blind people greater safety and mobility by use of an echolocation device strapped to the wrists. The high-pitched frequency sound emitted by the device would rebound off objects in the person’s path and be picked up by ear buds that would tell the person how far he or she is from the objects.

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High Desert Hero The Center Foundation recognizes outstanding high school seniors through the High Desert Hero award program. Each month from September through May, one Central Oregon senior will be selected by the Board as its High Desert Hero. The student winning this honor will receive a $100 mini-scholarship, a $25 gift certificate and a High Desert Hero medallion. In addition, the student will be highlighted on Horizon Broadcasting Group radio stations, COTV and the Kristi Miller Show. Finally, all High Desert Heroes are eligible to apply for the prestigious $5,000 William K. Worrell scholarship and will be honored at The Center Foundation’s annual scholarship dinner in May 2011. The Center Foundation needs your help in finding those outstanding and qualified seniors. We depend on you and the other staff at your school to bring these students to our attention by submitting the nomination form. In order to qualify for a 2010-2011 High Desert Hero award, a student must be a high school senior and demonstrate: 1) A positive leadership role in high school athletics or other school activities 2) Outstanding academic performance of no less than a 3.5 GPA 3) Citizenship by exhibiting compassion and service through recognizable community volunteer efforts. The Center Foundation Board of Directors meets once per month and your nominations for that month must be received no later than the 10th of each month. We are now taking applications for the 2010-2011 school year. Thank you for helping us recognize the outstanding young people in your school by nominating those seniors you believe are exceptional and meet the above criteria. If you have questions, please feel free to contact me at 3222399 or cstiles@centerfoundation.org. Go to www.thecenteroregon.com. Click on The Center Foundation then High Desert Hero and you will find the nomination form to fill out.

January High Desert Hero A Central Oregon high school senior has been recognized by The Center Foundation as a High Desert Hero for the month of January. Keenan Molner from Bend Senior High School was named the January 2011 High Desert Hero by the Foundation Board of Directors. The Center Foundation is pleased to honor and recognize this outstanding student, Keenan Molner. Keenan is a spectacular student. While earning a 4.0 GPA, he is pursuing a rigorous college preparatory curriculum, including mathematics through AP calculus, three years of Spanish, four years of science, four of the IB courses and nearly all of the honors classes available since his freshman year. He also organized the school blood drive, the canned food drive, and a Thankful Families project that donated Thanksgiving dinners to needy homes. Each month The Center Foundation accepts nominations for high school seniors who have a 3.5 or higher GPA, who display a leadership in school activities and who participate in recognizable community volunteer efforts. The Foundation Board reviews the nominations and selected a student to receive the monthly honor. Each High Desert Hero receives a $100 scholarship sponsored by Pepsi, a $25 gift certificate, and a medallion presented at their school. Keenan will be highlighted on the Horizon Broadcasting Group radio stations, COTV/Bendbroadband and with Kristi Miller on the Good Morning Central Oregon. High Desert Heroes are eligible to compete for the prestigious William K Worrell, $5,000 scholarship gifted by Connie Worrell-Druliner and Express Personnel. High Desert Heroes will be acknowledged at the May 2011 Scholarship Dinner. High Desert Hero is sponsored by Bendbroadband, Horizon Broadcasting Group, Good Morning Central Oregon and Pepsi. For more information contact Carol Stiles at The Center Foundation at 322-2399


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A Small Gift With the arrival of winter weather, the Sisters Christian Academy middle school students’ thoughts for their next community service project turned to the homeless. The students made up lunch size bags filled with items they collected, or had purchased that they felt would be helpful for someone having to endure the elements this winter. Items such as gloves, socks, hand and foot warmers, matches, small food items like energy bars, fruit leathers, hot cocoa, and candy bars. Some even included soap, small bottles of shampoo, vitamins and last but not least, dog biscuits and small pouches of dog food, as many homeless have furry traveling companions. The students then wrote notes of encouragement, or their favorite inspirational scripture verses and placed those in each bag. Once the bags were filled, each student took two bags to keep in their family vehicles, and when they saw a homeless person, they had a small gift to give them. The students felt it was important to find ways to give, serve, and show love to others. They would like to encourage families in Central Oregon to make this project into a family activity at home, to increase the chances that more homeless people in our area will be blessed with a small gift, and the knowledge that someone cares about them. Ask your kids what they would wish to have with them if they had to live out in the cold? Your family may come up with more good ideas for items to include in your gift bags. It’s a great way to share with our kids the importance of thinking of others, especially those in need. It’s a small gift to warm a homeless heart.

January School Events ELEMENTARY SCHOOL

High Lakes Elementary Jan. 10th, 8:30am: Art in a Box Training

Juniper Elementary Jan. 3-7th: 3rd Grade Swim Lessons at Juniper Jan. 6th, 5:15-8pm: Darkness to Light Training for Parents (light dinner served and childcare available) Lava Ridge Elementary Jan. 4th, 6:30pm: PTO Meeting in Library Three Rivers Elementary Jan. 22nd, 9-11am: Saturday Success Academy

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Bend Highschool Jan. 15th, 7-10pm: Winter Formal Jan. 19th, 7pm: Powderpuff Volleyball Mt. View Highschool Jan. 22nd: SAT Jan. 27th, 8-11:30: South Seas Dance Summit Highschool Jan. 12-15th: Challenge Days for 9-11th Jan. 20th, 8:30am: Coffee with the Principal Jan. 31st-Feb. 2nd: Sparrow Club Pastini Pasta-Thon

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E V E N T S

reading and craft areas for children as well as couches, computers, wireless internet and tables for women. If you need transportation please call 541678-5669. The Jireh Project, 2330 NE Division Street, Suite 1 in Bend. www. thejirehproject.org Crop Until You Drop January 22nd from 10am till the last scrapbooker calls it quits! The “Crop till You Drop” event includes snacks, drinks, make and take projects, and goodie bags filled with wonderful scrapbooking and fun new items. Lunch will also be included! Scrapbookers will love the extra large “crop” room at The Jireh Project. This room includes tables set up for spacious scrapbooking, cushioned chairs, professional lighting, personal trash bins, and music. All the equipment and tools are set up and ready for you to use; they include stamps, punches, templates, decorative scissors, paper cutters, 3 computers, colored printer, and WI-FI access! Cost $30. RSVP is advised as this event is sure to fill up fast RSVP to Denise Riley (541) 639-1731 or info@thejirehproject.org

Ongoing Events

Groups, Meetings, Classes & Seminars CO Eating Disorder Support Group Meets the 2nd Tuesday of each month at 7PM, Summit Assisted Living Center, in the conference room (127 S.E. Wilson Ave). For family and friends of persons with eating disorders. Our support group is open to all persons and is free of charge. Our group provides a place for family and friends to meet and talk, confidentially. The meetings and guided meetings are guided by facilitators whose family member has recovered from an eating disorder. Consultants for the facilitators: Nancy Curfman, LCSW and Janyce Vick, LCSW. For more information please contact: Eileen White, 541-383-3405. Golden Bridge Seminars Awareness Training ~ The New Years Gathering Jan. 1 & 2nd, 9am to 6pm Sat (Jan 1) & Noon-6pm Sunday (Jan 2). Rosie Bareis Campus, 1010 NW 14th St. (on Bends Westside). Awareness Training is a 1½-day experiential seminar that can nurture you in giving birth to emotional freedom, reclaiming your power and passion, and creating a new commitment to yourself, your life, and your relationships. A complimentary, informal introduction will be held on Friday, Dec 31, from Noon to 12:30 (same location) in which Dr. Richard Benson, founder & guide, will answer your questions and share the nature of the experiential exercises. Tuition is on a “Love Offering Basis”, half of which is given back to the Children—the Animals—and the Land. To RSVP or for more details call Richard at (541) 389-4523 or visit www.GoldenBridgeSeminars.com and click on the “Giving Back” page. The Abraham-Inspiration-Group Jan 15th, 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 www.GoldenBridgeSeminars.com. The Jireh Project Support Group and Parenting Classes Sometimes moms feel overwhelmed with raising children and don’t know where to turn. The Jireh Project offers a series of parenting classes that have proven effective for many families, providing skills, helping moms reconnect with their kids and freeing them from unhealthy emotions. Children will play in our fun play centers while moms discuss and learn life long skills. This free five week class will be offered each Tuesday at 10:30 starting January 18th. Childcare and lunch are provided. Call 541-678-5669 for information on evening classes. The Jireh Project is located at 2330 NE Division Street, Suite 1 in Bend. Free Play Center for Moms and Kids We want to invite you to The Jireh Project Center. We are here to help women and moms having a hard time with depression or needing a safe place to be or someone to talk with . We are always open Tuesday through Friday from 9 – 3 and other hours as needed. We offer a safe, no cost facility with play,

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 541-382-5882. Coffee & Doughnuts with Bob & the Boys Sorry ladies….gentlemen only for this grief support group. Last Thurs. of the month 10–11am. Winter dates as follows: Jan.27th and Feb. 24th. 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 preregistration at 382-5882. Volunteer Search Listing Partners In Care has many opportunities for volunteering depending on your time, talent and interest. Volunteer training available monthly (excluding August and December) Contact Sarah: 541-382-5882. Our new web address is: www.partnersbend.org Bingo at Bend Elks Lodge Bend Elks Lodge is now playing Bingo on Thursday Nights, open to the public, must be 18 to play. Doors open at 5pm first call at 6pm. Bend Elks Lodge 1371, 63120 Boyd Acres Rd, Bend, OR 97701. Child Car Seat Clinic Usually meets on the 1st Thurs. of every month from 10-1pm at the Redmond Fire & Rescue, downtown Station, 341 NW Dogwood Ave, Redmond. Have local car seat technicians help you install your child car seat correctly for FREE! Statistics show that 8 out of 10 car seats are installed wrong! By appointment, 3rd Thurs. of every month 4-6pm. Questions: 541-504-5016 or go to www.redmondfireandrescue.org. Crook County Skating Rink The Parks District operates a roller skating rink after school begins, through the end of May. It’s located in the gymnasium of Crooked River Elementary School, at 200 NE Fairview. Friday & Saturday Night Skate is from 6-9pm. $5 out of district, in district without card* and $4 in district with card*. Private Parties The skate rink may also be reserved for parties on Saturday afternoons for a twohour period, 3-5pm. The cost is $40 for the first 30 skaters, payable at the Parks office, with $1 for each additional skater, payable at the door. Reservations are required. Typically, the skate rink is reserved for birthday parties or group recreational gatherings. Your treats and drinks may be brought into the foyer, your personal music may be brought and played by the skate staff, and the limbo bar may be used. Candies and refreshments are also available for sale during your party session.* Get your in district card for the skate rink at the Parks Office. It’s free! www.ccprd.org.


Free Guide Available To Help Adults Talk With Kids and Teens About Being Online The Family Resource Center of Central Oregon is offering a free guide called, Net Cetera: Chatting with Kids About Being Online, to parents and caregivers of pre-teens and teens. Timely topics such as cyberbulling, cell phones, and ways to keep your child safe are included in the guide. Net Cetera is produced and distributed by the Federal Trade Commission and is available in Spanish and English. Stop by the Family Resource Center to pick up your free copy. You can also visit their lending library for more information on parenting or ask about low or no-cost parenting classes. The Family Resource Center is located at: 1130 NW Harriman, Bend, OR 97701. For more information, call 541-3895468. Jireh Project Preschooler Play Group Thursdays, 10am. The Jireh Project offers story time with crafts and playgroup for your preschoolers. Our center at 2330 Division Street, Suite 1 in Bend has fun play centers available at no charge for your kids and moms to enjoy. 541678-5669 or www.thejirehproject.org. Kiddoz Craft Day- Every Tues. at 9:30am, FREE. Parents Night Out-Jan 7th and 21st, 5:30-9pm. $16. 222 SE Reed Market Rd., #100, Bend. 541-312-4742. kiddozplaycenter.com. Jefferson County Film Center Presents FREE Family Films every Friday at 7:30pm and enjoy free popcorn at the Jefferson County Rodriguez Annex located on E and 8th Street. La Leche League of Bend Meets the 3rd Tuesday of each month to discuss breastfeeding related topics. Nursing babies are welcome, as are pregnant women. Call Katie Boone at 541-317-5912 for more information. Modern Quilt Guild Interest Group Meets monthly beginning in February. Open to all non-traditional sewers and quilters. The group is hoping to form a new chapter of the national organization in the New Year, (visit modernquiltguild.com). The group meets the first and third Tuesdays of the month from 5 to 8 PM at QuiltWorks in Bend at 926 NE Greenwood Ave. Contact Kayla at kayla.traver@vandals.uidaho.edu for more information. Bring a project, a friend and learn about the Modern Quilt Guild.

Bend First Friday Gallery Walk Jan. 7th, 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. www.visitbend.com. Feathers, Fins and Fur at RIVER BEND FINE ART Jan. 7th, 5-9pm. Animals are such a large part of our lives. Exhibiting artists express their love and admiration for the winged and four-legged creatures with whom we share the Earth. 844 NW Bond Street, Bend, 541 728 0553. www. riverbendfineartgallery.com/events.php Exhibit runs through February 3. The Big Lebowski Jan. 8th, 8pm. It takes guys as simple as the Dude and Walter to make a story this complicated... and they’d really rather be bowling. Tickets: General Admission $10. Rated R. When “The Dude” Lebowski is mistaken for a millionaire Lebowski, two thugs urinate on his rug to coerce him into paying a debt he knows nothing about. While attempting to gain recompense for the ruined rug from his wealthy counterpart, he accepts a one-time job with high pay-off. He enlists the help of his bowling buddy, Walter, a gun-toting Jewish-convert with anger issues. Deception leads to more trouble, and it soon seems that everyone from porn empire tycoons to nihilists want something from The Dude. www. towertheatre.org. The Original WAILERS Jan. 14th, 7:30pm. Jamaica meets Bend when guitarist Al Anderson and vocalist Junior Marvin revive the reggae riffs they helped make famous recording and touring with Bob Marley from 1975 to 1980. Leading a seven-piece band, Junior and Al faithfully perform the most influential Marley songs while “Jammin’” in the true spirit of “One Love” they helped create. Ticketing ~ Reserved Seating @ $32 and $27. www.towertheatre.org. The Wizard of Oz Sing-a-Long Jan. 15th, 7pm. Pre-show costume contest. Sisng along with Dorothy! Rated G. $10. www.towertheatre.org. Jazz at Joe’s featuring Rose City Jazz Quartet Jan. 15th, 7-9pm. At Greenwood Playhouse in Bend. Come out and enjoy an evening of fantastic music with some of the Northwest’s premier jazz artists. Show Price $25 www.justjoesmusic.com.

Central Oregon Family News January 2011 Page 19 Central Oregon Wedding and Event Show Jan. 15th, 10am. Cost: Donation of canned food or money to local non-profit. At the Riverhouse Convention Center, 2850 NW Rippling River Court, Bend. We want to make events easier for the people who do them, whether you’re planning the wedding of their dreams or you’re an event professional. The Central Oregon Wedding and Event Show will be educational and informative, featuring seminars, a fashion show with the latest looks in bridal trends and presentations on event ideas like ballroom dancing and casino nights. To participate in the only locally-focused, educational event show of the year, contact Laura at Incredible Events, 541-317-0450. 19th Annual Gala at the Riverhouse Jan. 17th, 5:30pm. At The Riverhouse, 2850 NW Rippling River Court, Bend. The Gala at The Riverhouse is a unique fundraiser in that The Riverhouse donates the food and beverages, facility, labor, and production for this elegant event, thereby ensuring that 100% of ticket sales directly benefit the selected charity. The Gala continues to be the tourism industry’s most significant single event to benefit the community and people of Central Oregon. The evening will include an elegant five course meal, a one-of-a-kind silent auction and special guest appearance and presentation by Mark Rypien. Individual tickets are on sale now for $125 and corporate tables for 8 are available for $1000. Tickets are limited and sell out quickly. For more information or to purchase tickets, visit www.riverhouse.com/gala or call Lisa Kuhlmann at 541-550-0405. Hairspray Sing-a-Long Jan. 22nd, 7pm. Pre-show costume contest. Sing along karaoke-style to lyrics projected on the big screen. $10. Rated PG. www.towertheatre.org. High Desert Chamber Music ~ Crown City String Quartet Jan. 25th, 7:30pm. HDCM was founded in 2008 by violinist Isabelle Senger, with the mission to provide world class chamber music performances year round in Central Oregon The Crown City String Quartet returns to Central Oregon for their first of two performances at the Tower Theatre this season. The members have worked together in the Motion Picture and TV recording studios as well as many of the LA area’s most renowned music organizations for the past decade. With an unmistakable camaraderie both on and off-stage, the group is recognized for delivering dynamic and engaging performances. Reserved Seating Adults & Seniors ~ $35; Reserved Seating Children & Students w/ID ~ $10. www. highdesertchambermusic.com. Bend Surgery Center Foundation 2nd Annual Fundraiser featuring Highstreet Band Jan. 29th, 6pm. The Bend Surgery Center Foundation will be holding its second annual fundraising event at the Tower Theatre on January 29, 2011. This year’s event will be an evening of fun and music featuring The Highstreet Band hailing from Boise, ID and local band, Free Radicals. A silent and live auction will raise funds raised will go toward providing scholarships to area high school students who demonstrate a commitment and desire to pursue advanced degrees in healthcare. Tickets are $40 and available through the Tower Theatre by calling 541.317.0070 or online. All ticket sales are considered a tax deductible donation, please consult your tax advisor. www.bendsurgerycenterfoundation. com.

LaPine La Pine Grange Flea Market Jan. 8th, 10-3pm. In observance of the New Year’s the Market will be held the 2nd Saturday in January. Buy-Sell-Trade quality new/used items, crafts, household items, gifts and so much more! At the Grange Hall on Morson. For more information about this and other Grange events call Robin at 541-5361455. www.lapine.org.

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Page 20 Central Oregon Family News January 2011 17th Annual Chemult Sled Dog Races Jan. 15-16th, 9am. Races start at the Walt Haring Snow Park 1/4 mile North of Chemult. Snowman building contest 11am, Saturday. Fun and Free for all ages. For more infomation call Sandy Hendrickson at 541-536-2096. www.lapine.org. La Pine Chamber of Commerce Breakfast Jan. 21st, 7:45-9:15am. Come and join the Chamber for Breakfast at the La Pine Senior Center. Speaker, Sponsor, and lots of networking. Call the Chamber for more information and to reserve a seat, (541) 536-9771. www.lapine.org.

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The 17th Annual Warm Springs Tribal Youth Art Exhibit Through March. Always heartwarming! View adventurous mixed media and talent by Warm Springs tribal youth artists! www.museumatwarmsprings.org. Kah-Nee-Ta’s 6th Annual Birthday Tribute to the King featuring Justin Shandor Jan. 21st, 8pm. Head to Kah-Nee-Ta High Desert Resort & Casino for two nights of musical tribute to “The King” with Justin Shandor, winner of the Graceland 2010 Elvis Tribute Contest, will perform from GI Blues and 70’s Elvis on Friday, January 21 and on Saturday, January 22, he performs the music of the 50’s and the ‘68 Comeback Elvis. This is 21 + show. For more information, call 541-553-1112. Tickets: $5, $10 or $15 (each concert)

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Bunco Party Jan. 2nd, 2pm. Welcome to Families. Door prizes and fun! Open to the public. Fundraiser for the next Habitat build in Crook County. At Eagles, 235 NE 4th St., Prineville. Contact: Floy at 541-447-7833. www.visitprineville.com. Babysitters Training Jan. 31st, 9am-4pm. This is an excellent training for pre and young teens seeking to gain confidence and experience in the role as a babysitter. All of the basics of babysitting are covered from feeding and diapering to decision making and leadership. Child and Infant CPR included. All Red Cross materials provided. Bring a snack/lunch. Juniper Art Guild. $30 ID, $35 OD. Ages 11 and up. Crook County Parks and Recreation. www.ccprd.org

Redmond Polar Bear 5K Fun Run/Walk Jan. 8th, 10am. At Sam Johnson Park, Redmond. The inaugural St. Thomas Academy Polar Bear Fun Run is a 5K Fun Run/Walk covering the beautiful trails of Redmond’s Dry Canyon. All proceeds from the event will go to provide educational supplies for the students of St. Thomas Academy. The run will be timed for those with a competitive spirit. Medals will be given to all finishers along with a long-sleeved running shirt from Saucony (adults only). Children will be receiving a cotton race shirt. After the race there will be hot chocolate and cookies provided by St. Thomas Academy. A raffle will take place at the school, as well. Strollers are allowed, but please no dogs. Early Registration Fees (by January 3, 2011): $15 for Individuals, $25 for Couples, $40 for Family. Late Registration and Day of Race Registration Fees: $25 for Individuals, $35 for Couples, $50 for Family. (Day of Race Registration begins at 8:45a.m.). For more information please visit www.redmondacademy.com or call 541-548-3785. Free Lectures at Cascade Chiropractic & Natural Medicine Jan. 11th, 6-7pm. At 716 SW Highland Ave., Redmond. Detoxification & Weight Loss. Optimize your health and begin the New Year by cleansing your body! Join Dr. Katie Mercer, ND, for these exciting lectures to promote optimum health through disease prevention and health maintenance! For questions, please call 541-516-1045.

Sisters OVC Volleyball Winter Series Classic Jan. 9th and 29th. At the Sisters High School. 14U Tournament. AWARDS: First and Second place trophies plus medals. 3 Game minimum RULES. Tournament will follow current AAU Rules. This event is sanctioned by the Amateur Athletic Union of the U. S., Inc. All participants must have a current AAU membership. AAU membership may not be included as part of the entry fee to the event. AAU membership must be obtained before the competition begins except where the event operator has a laptop available with an internet connect. Participants are encouraged to visit the AAU web site www.aausports. org to obtain their membership. 541-549-2091 or www.sistersrecreation.com. Winter Concert Series Jan. 10th, 7pm. After bursting onto the bluegrass scene in 2001, they were named IBMA Emerging Artist of the Year in 2006. They have perfected their ensemble approach using fierce dynamics and seamless harmonies and are past winners of

the prestigious new band contest at the Telluride Bluegrass Festival. Last time they were in Sisters in 2009, they amazed audiences and impressed hard-core bluegrass fans with their stunning original songs, as well as performing songs of early bluegrass, honky-tonk, and blues. Cost: $15/adult for advance tickets and $10/student, $20/adult $12/student at the door. At the Sisters High School, 1700 W. Mckinney Butte Rd. www.sistersfolkfestival.org/wcs.php. Sisters Parks & Recreation Basketball Tourney Jan. 15-16th. Location: Sisters High School & Sisters Middle School. The Sisters Shootout is a premier youth basketball Tournament in the beautiful backdrop of Sisters, Ore. With amazing facilities and a variety of participating Oregon teams this youth basketball tournament is a “must attend” for any team. This year our tournament dates are January 15-16, February 19-20 and March 12-13. These tournaments are for both boys and girls grades 5-8. Our tournaments feature a 4 game guarantee, weekend events, great sponsors and great environment in beautiful Sisters, OR. Costs will be $230 per team before January 1, 2010 and will than go to $270. 541-549-2091 or www.sistersrecreation.com.

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Polar Bear Plunge Jan. 1st, 10am. Sunriver Resort - Lodge Village Pool, 17600 Center Drive. 541-593-1000. Hot chocolate served to warm dem bones. Free for those brave enough to take the plunge! www.sunriverchamber.com. A r t i s t s ’ Marketplace in The Village at Sunriver Jan. 1st, 10am-8pm. The Village at Sunriver has teamed up with more than 30 local artists & crafts makers to create a unique indoor Artist’s Marketplace. During the holidays & every Saturday thru the winter, local art work, handmade jewelry, photography and other creative expressions will be on display (and for sale) in a 2,000 ft area in building #23 in The Village. For more information, call: 541593-8704. www.sunriverchamber.com. Snowshoe Nature Walks Jan. 15th and 29th, Feb. 12th and 26th. Meet at Nature Center and carpool with other guests to local snow parks and exlore winter in the forest with a naturalist. Sunriver Nature Center & Observatory, 37245 River Rd. 541-593-4442. www.sunrivernaturecenter.org. OBSERVATORY Hours Jan. 15 and 16th and Feb. 12 and 13th, from 8pm-10pm. Be our guest for a complimentary night of stargazing. Enjoy the night sky through our variety of telescopes. Remember to dress warm! FREE. Sunriver Nature Center & Observatory, 37245 River Rd. 541-593-4442. www.sunrivernaturecenter. org. Chemult Sled Dog Races Jan. 15-17th, 9am. 17th Annual Sled Dog Races Walt Haring Snow Park, 1/4 mile North of Chemult Races begin at 9am Snowman Making Contest 11am Saturday, Judging at 1pm Warming Hut, Silent Auction FUN & FREE. www. sunriverchamber.com. Eagles Jan. 22nd, 2-3 pm.Slideshow presentations about Sunriver’s Eagles. Sunriver Nature Center & Observatory, 37245 River Rd. 541-593-4442. www.sunrivernaturecenter.org. All About Animals-Slimy Slithers Feb. 5th. Reptiles and amphibians are fascinating and fun. Join us as we show off our live animals and talk abou these amazing creatures. Sunriver Nature Center & Observatory, 37245 River Rd. 541-593-4442. www.sunrivernaturecenter. org. Granite • Grout • Marble • Slate • Pavers • Limestone • Travertine

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The tradition of the New Year’s Resolutions goes all the way back to 153 B.C. Janus, a mythical king of early Rome was placed at the head of the calendar. With two faces, Janus could look back on past events and forward to the future. Janus became the ancient symbol for resolutions and many Romans looked for forgiveness from their enemies and also exchanged gifts before the beginning of each year. The New Year has not always begun on January 1, and it doesn’t begin on that date everywhere today. It begins on that date only for cultures that use a 365-day solar calendar. January 1 became the beginning of the New Year in 46 B.C., when Julius Caesar developed a calendar that would more accurately reflect the seasons than previous calendars had. The Romans named the first month of the year after Janus, the god of beginnings and the guardian of doors and entrances. He was always depicted with two faces, one on the front of his head and one on the back. Thus he could look backward and forward at the same time. At midnight on December 31, the Romans imagined Janus looking back at the old year and forward to the new. The Romans began a tradition of exchanging gifts on New Year’s Eve by giving one another branches from sacred trees for good fortune. Later, nuts or coins imprinted with the god Janus became more common New Year’s gifts. In the Middle Ages, Christians changed New Year’s Day to December 25, the birth of Jesus. Then they changed it to March 25, a holiday called the Annunciation. In the sixteenth century, Pope Gregory XIII revised the Julian calendar, and the celebration of the New Year was returned to January 1. The Julian and Gregorian calendars are solar calendars. Some cultures have lunar calendars, however. A year in a lunar calendar is less than 365 days because the months are based on the phases of the moon. The Chinese use a lunar calendar. Their new year begins at the time of the first full moon (over the Far East) after the sun enters Aquarius- sometime between January 19 and February 21. Although the date for New Year’s Day is not the same in every culture, it is always a time for celebration and for customs to ensure good luck in the coming year.

Ancient New Years The celebration of the New Year is the oldest of all holidays. It was first observed in ancient Babylon about 4000 years ago. In the years around

2000 BC, Babylonians celebrated the beginning of a new year on what is now March 23, although they themselves had no written calendar. Late March actually is a logical choice for the beginning of a new year. It is the time of year that spring begins and new crops are planted. January 1, on the other hand, has no astronomical nor agricultural significance. It is purely arbitrary. The Babylonian New Year celebration lasted for eleven days. Each day had its own particular mode of celebration, but it is safe to say that modern New Year’s Eve festivities pale in comparison.

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The Romans continued to observe the New Year on March 25, but their calendar was continually tampered with by various emperors so that the calendar soon became out of synchronization with the sun. In order to set the calendar right, the Roman senate, in 153 BC, declared January 1 to be the beginning of the New Year. But tampering continued until Julius Caesar, in 46 BC, established what has come to be known as the Julian Calendar. It again established January 1 as the New Year. But in order to synchronize the calendar with the sun, Caesar had to let the previous year drag on for 445 days.

Global Good Luck Traditions Here’s a look at some of the good luck rituals for the New Year from around the world. They are believed to bring good fortune and prosperity in the coming year. AUSTRIA - The suckling pig is the symbol for good luck for the new year. It’s served on a table decorated with tiny edible pigs. Dessert often consists of green peppermint ice cream in the shape of a four-leaf clover. ENGLAND - The British place their fortunes for the coming year in the hands of their first guest. They believe the first visitor of each year should be male and bearing gifts. Traditional gifts are coal for the fire, a loaf for the table and a drink for the master. For good luck, the guest should enter through the front door and leave through the back. Guests who are empty-handed or unwanted are not allowed to enter first. WALES - At the first toll of midnight, the back door is opened and then shut to release the old year and lock out all of its bad luck. Then at the twelfth stroke of the clock, the front door is opened and the New Year is welcomed with all of its luck. HAITI - In Haiti, New Year’s Day is a sign of the year to come. Haitians wear new clothing and exchange gifts in the hope that it will bode well for the new year.

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SICILY - An old Sicilian tradition says good luck will come to those who eat lasagna on New Year’s Day, but woe if you dine on macaroni, for any other noodle will bring bad luck. SPAIN - In Spain, when the clock strikes midnight, the Spanish eat 12 grapes, one with every toll, to bring good luck for the 12 months ahead. PERU - The Peruvian New Year’s custom is a spin on the Spanish tradition of eating 12 grapes at the turn of the year. But in Peru, a 13th grape must be eaten to assure good luck. GREECE - A special New Year’s bread is baked with a coin buried in the dough. The first slice is for the Christ child, the second for the father of the household and the third slice is for the house. If the third slice holds the coin, spring will come early that year. JAPAN - The Japanese decorate their homes in tribute to lucky gods. One tradition, kadomatsu, consists of a pine branch symbolizing longevity, a bamboo stalk symbolizing prosperity, and a plum blossom showing nobility. CHINA - For the Chinese New Year, every front door is adorned with a fresh coat of red paint, red being a symbol of good luck and happiness. Although the whole family prepares a feast for the New Year, all knives are put away for 24 hours to keep anyone from cutting themselves, which is thought to cut the family’s good luck for the next year. UNITED STATES - The kiss shared at the stroke of midnight in the United States is derived from masked balls

that have been common throughout history. As tradition has it, the masks symbolize evil spirits from the old year and the kiss is the purification into the new year. NORWAY - Norwegians make rice pudding at New Year’s and hide one whole almond within. Guaranteed wealth goes to the person whose serving holds the lucky almond.

Chinese New Year Except for a very few number of people who can keep track of when the Chinese New Year should be, the majority of the Chinese today have to rely on a typical Chinese calendar to tell it. Therefore, you cannot talk of the Chinese New Year without mentioning the Chinese calendar at first. A Chinese calendar consists of both the Gregorian and lunar-solar systems, with the latter dividing a year into twelve month, each of which is in turn equally divided into thirty- nine and a half days. The well-coordinated dual system calendar reflects the Chinese ingenuity. There is also a system that marks the years in a twelve-year cycle, naming each of them after an animal such as Rat, Ox, Tiger, Hare, Dragon, Snake, Horse, Sheep, Monkey, Rooster, Dog and Boar. People born in a particular year are believed to share some of the personalities of that particular animal.


Adults Beginning Wheel Throwing Beginners will learn basic wheel skills: centering, opening, pulling, shaping, trimming and finishing, as well as glazing. This introductory class will start by exploring two basic forms: the cup and bowl. Particular emphasis is on the successful integration of form and function. Returning students are welcome to focus and improve on the basics! All supplies included. First bag of clay, firings and tools provided. $220 T | Jan 18-Mar 8 | 6pm-9 | Kissel | Art Station

Beginning Hand-Building Clay is an exciting art material because of its versatile abilities: you can stretch it, bend it, coil it, push it, pinch it, roll it or take it for a spin. Instructors will show you projects involving slabs, coils, and extruded shapes. Hand-building is one of the most important techniques an artist can learn as they explore the world of clay. Beginning students will work with low fire clay and glazes. First bag of clay, firings and tools provided. $199 TH | Jan 20-Mar 10 | 6pm-9 | Kimmerling | Art Station

Learn to Knit Are you prepared for winter? If not, this is the class for you. Learn the knit cast, knit stitch, purl stitch, and bind off—and then make a warm winter scarf. Students will have time to practice and fine-tune their knitting with the help of the instructor, gaining confidence to work independently at home. Supplies list. $45 SU | Jan 23 | 10am-3pm | Nguyen | Arts Central (875 Brooks St.)

Clay Fundamentals I Open to all experience levels; learn new skills in this project-oriented class which explores functional and decorative art. Work in clay as you learn the basics of hand-building, explore 3-D design, and practice at the wheel. This friendly day group provides a supportive and engaging clay experience. First bag of clay, firings, and tools included. $120 Sess. 1 | M | Jan 24-Feb 14 | Noon-3 | Bommarito | Art Station

You Can Draw and Paint Always wanted to draw and paint? THIS IS THE CLASS FOR YOU! Anyone can draw & paint if you learn a specific set of skills. Learn keys to “seeing” so you can tap into the creative part of your brain. After mastering some drawing skills we will explore three different paint media: watercolor, acrylics and gouache. Beginner/Intermediate. Supplies List. $220 M | Jan 25-Mar 15 | 6pm-9 | Berry

Art and More Ages 4-6

Art and literacy —a winning combination! Books will be read out loud and linked to each art project for skill development in both visual and literary arts. Your child will explore paint, drawing and collage, and learn important social skills. Projects vary each session. All supplies included. $88 Sess. 1 | TH | Jan 20-Feb 17 | 1pm-3 | Staff | Art Station

Meet the Masters Ages 5-13

Perfect for home school families, this class focuses on 19th and 20th century artists. While exploring art history, we will create artwork using paint, printmaking and various drawing techniques. Students will be encouraged to follow their own artistic expression while learning important connections to the art world. All supplies included. $138 Sess. 1 | W | Jan 19-Feb16 | 9am-11:30 | Williams | Art Station

Clay Exploration I Ages 6-8

Investigate the wonders of clay as you learn hand-building techniques to make a variety of pots and sculpture. Create original and imaginative pieces and have loads of fun getting your hands into clay. All clay, tools, glaze and firings included. $75 Sess. 1 | T | Jan 18-Feb 15 | 4pm-5:30 | Bommarito | Art Station

It’s Art Wednesday Ages 6-8 / Ages 8-12

It’s Early Release Wednesday and that means it’s time for art fun! We go around the world, focusing on a different culture each session. Create with clay in the ceramics studio and then draw, paint and collage in the multi-media studio. What will you create? Bring a healthy snack. All supplies included. $150 Sess. 1 | Ages 6-8 | W | Jan 19-Feb16 | 2:30pm-5 | Bommarito/Bullwinkel | Art Station Sess. 1 | Ages 8-12 | W | Jan 19-Feb16 | 2:30pm-5 | Bommarito/Bullwinkel | Art Station

Express Yourself Ages 6-8

Want to drip paint like Jackson Pollack or create a dream-like painting like Joan Miro? Explore the world of abstract expressionism, surrealism and cosmic art as you learn about artists throughout history in this class devoted to ways in which we can express ourselves visually. $68

Kids

TH | Jan 20-Feb 17 | 4pm-5:30 | Solley | Art Station

Clay Start

Experience drawing like you never have before, by using a variety of new tools and techniques. Go beyond the traditional pencil on paper as you learn to transform drawings to paintings, use food in art, and more! $68

Ages 2-4

Experience the tactile world of art as you and your child work in clay. Working in clay is an excellent exercise for developing your child’s fine motor skills by learning to express the world in 3-D. A caregiver must accompany each child. No child under two should be present during class. All supplies included. $65 Sess. 1 | T | Jan 18-Feb 15 | 9am-9:45 | Staff | Art Station

Art Start Ages 2-4

Experience the extraordinary world of art as you and your child draw, paint, create collage masterpieces and more! Drawing and painting tools will help your child develop fine motor skills at their important “pre-writing” stage as well as open up their creative thinking and self-expression. A caregiver must accompany each child. No child under two should be present during class. All supplies included. $56 Sess. 1 | TH | Jan 20-Feb 17 | 11am-11:45 | Staff | Art Station

Clay Creations Ages 4-6

You’ll have tons of fun as you discover, invent and play with clay. The focus of this class is experimentation and exploration. Students will create three-dimensional art works using coil and pinching techniques. Young artists will also learn how to use clay tools, and glaze their pieces. Projects vary each session. $75 Sess. 1 | T | Jan 18-Feb 15 | 10:30am-Noon| Staff | Art Station

Experimental Drawing Ages 8-12

T | Jan 18-Feb 15 | 4pm-5:30| Hansen | Art Station

Art Academy Ages 8-14

This in-depth sequential art class is the first of its type to be offered at the Art Station. This 17-week course is for those serious students who would like to build their basic skills in all areas of art. From drawing to painting, collage, and sculpture, learn principals of art and design in this fun and comprehensive class. $306 M | Jan 25-Jun 6 (no class Feb 21, Mar21, May 30) | 4pm-6 | Bullwinkel | Art Station


The Value of Creativity We all know that creativity is important, but how do we define its value? As a staff, we continually ask ourselves these questions: What human capacities are both highly valued in an advanced society AND easily supported through the arts? How can we inspire our students so we intentionally emphasize and observe these higher-order thinking, creating and pro-social skills? Whether it is at home with your children or in guided art lessons with seasoned methodologies, art can make a substantial impact on developmental learning. Lessons can assist children with criticalthinking and problem-solving. Crucial to our modern culture, art can also contribute to the learning of pro-social behaviors, including: • Respect for tools, spaces, self and each other • Self-awareness, responsibility • Generosity • Cultural sensitivity, artistic/historical perspective • Collaboration, ability to share/teach others It is never too early for art! Toddlers and preschoolers should engage in experimental and exploratory art experiences where the goals include discovery, spontaneity and a chance to engage with others creatively. —Heather McNally, Program Manager, Arts Central

January Gallery Exhibition Just Desserts. Divine. Luscious. Scrumptious. Full of flavor, this exhibition accentuates artistic fare epitomizing “sweet” prints and food landscapes. Artworks in mixed media, print, and drawing as well as 3D media are represented in this downright delicious showcase. First Friday Continues though Jan. 28th, 5:30 – 8:30pm. Art Posters by Wayne Thiebaud will be available during this exhibition. “Wayne Thiebaud an American painter whose most famous works are of cakes, pastries, boots, toilets, toys and lipsticks. His last name is pronounced “Tee-bo.” He is associated with the Pop art movement because of his interest in objects of mass culture, although his works, executed during the 50’s and 60’s, slightly predate the works of the classic pop artists. Thiebaud uses heavy pigment and exaggerated colors to depict his subjects, and the well-defined shadows characteristic of advertisements are almost always included in his work.” Vaquero Buckaroo Kick up your Heels and Ring your Spurs Party Jan. 21st, 5:30-8:30pm. Atelier 6000 will host a party to celebrate the completion of the first book project, Vaquero Buckaroo. Western music and appetizers will be provided. Printing plates will be on display, individual prints from the Vaquero Buckaroo book project will be for sale as well as remaining copies of the Vaquero Buckaroo. Book Art Class Book classes give students the opportunity to experiment with beginning print projects. Discussion centers on the development of “new” ideas for book works and encourages “out of the box” thinking. From Scroll to Codex - Origins and Adaptations of the Concertina Fold Tu/Wed/Th, Jan 25–27, 10am–2pm. Focus on three easy book structures--the Scroll, the Concertina, and adaptations of the Concertina that finally evolved into the Codex structure so familiar today. Bring a snack. Supply List. Art Raffle As a gesture of their support of Atelier 6000, Artists Ron Schultz, Pat Clark and Dawn Emerson have generously donated large-scale artwork to raise funds for Atelier 6000’s educational art program. Ron Schultz’s attention to detail and line in his 33 x 47 inches woodcut “Red Tail- Black Sun” is notable considering the dimension of his piece. Clark and Emerson have collaborated to bring forth a 40 x 44 inch innovative mixed media collagraph entitled “Orb.” Take a chance to win these extraordinary artworks at Atelier 6000’s benefit raffle. Just $3 per ticket or four for $10 buys a chance to win an original print. Artwork will be on display through Jan. 21. The winner will be notified January 11.

For Members (and prospective members) of Arts Central Date: Friday Feb. 25, 2011 Time: 5-9pm Location: Art Station (313 SW Shevlin Hixon Dr, Bend) As a big thank you for being a member of Arts Central, you, your spouse, and a friend can don your favorite fleece and flannel outfit and enjoy a fun adultsonly evening at Art Station—with Arts Central’s Artie Awards, entertainment by Mc Mystic, costume prizes, and local food, beer and wine.

Call to Artists-Survey Charts, Maps, Ledgers, Navigation Where have you been? Where are you going? If you could create a guide or record of your journey what would it look like using charts, maps or ledgers as a point of departure to explore the metaphor of journey? This juried all media exhibition includes installation and performance art. $10 per piece entry fee. Entry Deadline: Jan. 24, 2011. Exhibit: Feb. 1– 28th, 2011. Submission Guidelines: Artists may submit 1-3 works for consideration. Original works must be created by hand. No digital reproductions will be accepted. Artwork must fit between the parameters of 8”x10” (smallest) to 26”x30” (largest). Framing is optional; however, all work should be suitable for hanging: i.e. shrink wrapped or mounted on matboard. No online works will be juried; work must arrive at Atelier 6000 by January 24, 2011. *Prospectus online on our website. Limited Print Subscription Program Atelier 6000 offers a very special opportunity to take part in a limited print subscription series. For a small monthly fee, participants will receive one limited original hand-pulled print by local and regional artists per month. Payment options: Monthly $40, or Quarterly, $105 (must be three consecutive months). To reserve your subscription please call the studio directly at 541.330.8759.

Atelier 6000, 389 SW Scalehouse Ct. Suite 120, Bend, OR 97702. Winter Hours: 9am4pm. Note: All printmaking classes include the use of the equipment, tools and inks. Paper is available for purchase. Please register for all A6 classes through the Art Station. Call 541-330-8759 to register. www.atelier6000.com.

Theatrical Arts

2nd Street Theater Presents Love, Laughter and Lucci Jan. 7-22nd. Written by Cricket Daniel and Directed by Vanessa Farnsworth. Love, Laughter and Lucci tells the story of three generations all living under one roof in West Haven, CT. Sal, the widower Father/Grandfather living with his daughter Gloria, a single mother to 18 year old Maria who has big dreams of moving to NYC and working with her idol Susan Lucci. www.2ndstreettheater.com. BEAT Announces Auditions for Guys and Dolls Jan. 8th, 11-4pm at 2nd Street Theater, Bend. Call Backs: Those auditioning will need to be available for call backs same day 4–5pm. Requirements: 16 bars of a song from Guys and Dolls, sung a capella from the character for which you are auditioning AND a 30 to 60 second monolog AND watch the movie. Rehearsals will be Mon.~Thurs. from 4–7pm at 2nd Street Theater starting Monday, January 24th. Spring break week March 21 – 24 rehearsals are optional. Performances: Tech/show week is March 27 – April 3 at Summit High School Theatre and is mandatory. Tuition: $375. $100 deposit due with release form at audition (which is applied to tuition and refundable only for those not getting a part in this workshop). $275 due the first day of rehearsal (unless other arrangements have been made). Director: Mary Kilpatrick / 541-419-5708; Music Director: Angelina Anello-Dennee / 541-993-4088.


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