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A Special Father’s Day Tribute

As I sit and think about my father at Father’s Day, I remember fishing trips with the family. My father will be celebrating his 100th birthday in August, and I can’t remember a time when he didn’t love fishing or telling about “the big one that got away”. Dad has taught his daughters (and sons-in-law), grandchildren and great-grandchildren the love of fishing. Our family had fished at favorite places on the Umpqua River, Willamette River, at Diamond Lake, Winchester Bay or any river or lake along the way on family vacations. I remember stories about my dad catching a 40lb.10oz. Salmon at Winchester Bay and almost winning the fishing derby. I remember him telling about how his restaurant in Santa Barbara, California had “tuna” sandwiches during the end of WWII. He would catch a fish and boil it with chicken to make “tuna” since the fishing boats couldn’t go out into the ocean. I remember watching him walk up the dock with my son, Kris, as Kris proudly showed off his trout from the early morning fishing trip at Diamond Lake. Now he has had the opportunity to watch as his greatgrandchildren joyfully catch fish at Shevlin pond! (He tells me that I still need to practice casting as we walk back to the car.) There are many fishing stories to be shared, but what I look forward to most at Father’s Day is making new memories of fishing trips with all four generations. -Written by Pat Karpstein honoring her father, Lee Sharman

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Congratulations Graduates! Graduates of College, High School and (even the little preschoolers as they prepare for elementary school.)

Central Oregon Family News’

Community Contributors Page 4 Congratulations Graduates Mark Larson

These major milestones are to be celebrated in families as our children enter their next big stage of independence, making more decisions on their own and having to learn from their mistakes as we have.

Live your life with honesty and integrity. Be truthful to yourself and everything else will fall into place. Favorite Quote: “Do your best--Angels can do no more.” -Ilma Thum (circa 1944)

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Friendships Friendship is a valuable asset. Invest wisely.

Don’t try to keep up with the Jones’. They are trying to keep up with the Smith’s and so on. It’s a losing game.

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So, I thought I’d share this list with my Family News’ readers and welcome you to pass them along to your graduates or any young person you feel could use some simple (and not so simple) life lessons to ponder on.

Be patient to receive the good things life has to offer.

Lillian Quinn

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As a gift to the graduates in my family, I have comprised a list of simple statements that are lessons that I have learned throughout the years (and yes, I give them cash too).

Surround yourself with those who have similar values and goals. They will help motivate you to achieving great things. Family No matter where you are, your family loves you, prays for you, thinks about you. Make them proud! Love There are many levels and stages of love. It’s normal to feel “in love” more than one time before you find your life mate. Career Each job that you have the privilege to do will step you closer to your destined career. Enjoy the journey! Life Don’t rush life. Embrace each stage as it comes, learn much and use it accordingly for the next stage. Finances However possible, do not spend more than you make. It is easy to abuse credit and it leads to many problems in life.

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eschutes Driver Education extends our congratulations to the graduates in your family. Whether they are graduating from Kindergarten, Grade School, Middle School, High School or College, it is a moment and an accomplishment that students and parents alike should be proud of. There are many “graduations” that occur in our lives besides school. We graduated from crawling to walking, from riding a bike with training wheels to one without, even from being single to married and raising a family. We have also graduated from being a passenger in a car to being the driver and obtaining our driver license. None of these “graduations” could have happened without an education of some type. Some of this education might be given by parents or others close to us. Some skills require special educational training in order to assure the best overall results. Deschutes Driver Education feels this is especially true for new drivers who want to get their learning permit and first driver’s license. Many of us learned to drive by sitting on the lap of a parent out in the country or perhaps by driving an old farm tractor around. For others their first experience took place in town where heavier traffic, lights, multiple lanes and sensory overload occurred. The majority of drivers who were taught by a parent probably have a story or two to tell of the conflicts, raised voices, near misses that occurred during those lessons. It can be very difficult to be objective as the “teacher” when teaching your own teen. Tense moments can also come into play without a brake on “your side” of the car. Those approaches to stopped traffic or a red light can be a “hair-raising” experience. Sending your teen through a formal driver education program will provide them with updated rules and laws of the road. Their behind-the-wheel experience will be supervised by a trained instructor and therefore more objective than we can be as parents. Deschutes Driver Education is that educational program for your teen. We offer classroom and behind-the-wheel instruction to new drivers of all ages. Our instructors are trained, licensed and certified by the State of Oregon Department of Motor Vehicles and the Department of Transportation. We use a curriculum developed by ODOT which incorporates best practices, current laws and rules. Our focus is on how to assure the students get the best possible driver education. Students who complete our full 25 hour classroom and behind-the-wheel program will receive a Certificate of Completion that reduces the states requirement of 100 hours of supervised practice driving to 50 hours. The certificate is also accepted by insurance companies and may make a substantial reduction in your teen’s car insurance premium. On top of everything we offer for the student’s education, we also have that brake on the instructor’s side. When the time comes for your teen to begin that graduation process from passenger to licensed driver, give them the best education available to assure they have the greatest opportunity to be a safe driver. Enroll them in Deschutes Driver Education classes. Let us take the driver education stress out of your family’s life. For information visit our web site at www.deschutesdriveredu. com or call 541-647-0478.

ANNUAL DANCE RECITAL SCHOLARSHIP FUND RAISER The Terpsichorean Dance Studio presents its 35th annual recital, “An Afternoon in the Library.” The performance will take place at the Mt. View High Auditorium on Friday, June 25, 2010 at 7pm, and on Saturday, June 26, 2010 at 7pm. The show represents a year’s study for our dancers aged 3 years through adult. As we explore the aisles of our library, you will see your favorite books come to life, as interpreted in ballet, jazz, modern, tap, hip hop, and musical theatre pieces. You will see the whole library at a glance, in colorful and creative costumes. Each performance will offer a slightly different cast of dancers and characters. Admissions and the sale of T-shirts, flowers, videos, and refreshments will fund the Terpsichorean Dance Studio’s Scholarship Fund. This fund benefits many dancers, enabling them to take class, where it might otherwise be impossible. Reserved seat tickets are $9 advance, $10 at the door and will be available at the Terpsichorean Dance Studio, 1601 NW Newport Ave. Bend, Monday through Thursday from 3- 6pm. Registration is now open for the studio’s four week summer “Dance Sampler”. Classes in creative movement, modern, ballet, jazz, tap, and hip hop will be offered July 13 through August 4, 2010, for dancers of all ages. We will be offering “Zumbatomic” this summer. Much like the popular adult Zumba classes, it is about making exercise FUN! This safe, frustration free class is designed to build self esteem, coordination, balance, discipline, memory and creativity in a non-competitive environment for children. For information about this performance or our Summer Session, please stop by or call the Terpsichorean Dance Studio, 389-5351.

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What Is A Legal Separation?

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A legal separation is not a divorce, instead it is a legal vehicle to untangle Husband and Wife. Legal Separation assumes that the parties have a valid marriage and it is processed much like a divorce with some differences. In a legal separation, neither party may remarry other people because technically the parties are still married. Why would someone want a legal separation? Some of my clients choose the legal separation route because they are hopeful that there will be a reconciliation or for religious reasons. Sometimes legal separation is a wake up call to the spouse that the marriage is in trouble and the situation is serious. Often, one spouse may convert it over to a divorce and this can shock the person that filed the legal separation. In Oregon, anyone can get a divorce and each party has the opportunity to convert the case from a legal separation into a divorce. In Deschutes County, the filing fee is $345 (which is one dollar less than a divorce). The Petitioner files a legal separation petition and other documents which are similar to the divorce paperwork. Parents with minor children must attend the mandatory “Seminar for Divorcing Parents” which educates parents on the effects separation has on children. The cost for this seminar is $55 per person. If you are a person of modest means, it may be possible to obtain a court fee waiver. In a legal separation, the Respondent must accept service or be served the paperwork. A General Judgment of Unlimited Legal Separation must be drafted. This Judgment contains the details of all the legal elements (what is happening with the family home, who is paying off the car, who pays medical for the children, on and on). A legal separation does not offer the financial protection that a divorce can offer in terms of having a spouse that does not handle money in a proper manner. In other words, you must be careful if you have a legal separation and then your spouse runs up credit card debt because they might come after you or put a lien on the family home if the spouse quits making payments. If you start with a legal separation and then before you get to the Judgment stage decide to convert the case to a divorce, the costs are small. If a Judgment is entered and then 8 months later one of you decides to convert the case to a divorce, then there are more costs involved and filing fees. If you decide to divorce after 2 years from the Judgment being entered, then you have to do the whole divorce paperwork all over again and pay the new filing fee. It is important that you consider the ramifications of what you are filing. There are certain pitfalls with a separation and it is always best to consult with a family law attorney who can explain in detail when they understand the facts of your situation. I am always encouraged when a client starts with a legal separation and then calls me and tells me they have reconciled. Most family law attorneys I know rejoice in reconciliation. Marriage is hard but then again divorce can be harder. Sometime there is no other option.

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Breaking the Electronic Media Spell

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By: Michelle Pate

hen the kids are out of school in the summer it’s easy to turn to TV and video games for support. After all, we are increasingly isolated from family, friends and even our neighbors for help. So we turn to TV to entertain the kids while we finish chores, make dinner or to simply have 30 minutes of quiet.

The amount of time kids are now spending in front of the tube is alarming. A 2009 Nielsen Company study revealed children aged 2-5 watched over 32 hours of TV per week. Kids aged 6-11 watched slightly less, about 28 hours per week, most likely attributable to them being in school more. And, the Kaiser Family Foundation’s 2009 national survey found 8-18 year-olds devote an average of 7 ½ hours a day to using entertainment media. With so much time spent using electronics, our children are missing the vital connections to us, peers, and community that is necessary for optimal development. To regain that sense of connectedness we need to lead the way for our children. During the summer most parents will hear the complaint, “I’m bored!â€? It’s easy to go into “fix-itâ€? mode offering 101 things your child could do. Anyone taking this route has inevitably been met with the response that none of the ideas are any good. At this point, it’s easier to turn to TV or video games as entertainment and avoid the tougher task of working through the feeling of boredom. Patty Wipfler writes in her column for The Connected Parent, “Children feel listless, and say they are bored. You’ll notice that there actually are things they could do, and people they could play with, but they are missing that sense of adventure. The feeling inside of them is actually the problem, not any lack of things to do.â€? She suggests getting close to your child and just being available without trying to problem solve. After a few moments of being together offer silly suggestions of things to do to get laughter going. Laughter is great for dissolving tension and rebuilding connections. If your child isn’t moved to laughter, don’t be surprised if they become annoyed or angry with you instead. Wipfler writes, “They work themselves into

a good cry, which is the other way children clear their minds of emotional sludge, and regain their enthusiasm for life.â€? The more you can listen to how hard life feels for them right now, and offer your caring support, the more quickly your children will move through these feelings than if they had to carry them alone. As parents, we dedicate our lives to nurturing and caring for our children. We do all that we can to make them happy. It can feel like a terrible insult to listen to our children list our “faultsâ€? while they are upset. Yet, the more we know the bad feelings are temporary, the more we retain our sense that all is well, and know our children will move through these hard feelings with our support. Here are a few ways to help Break the Electronic Media Spell this summer and build connection within your family and community: • Start a Family Nature Club. This is a great way to connect with old friends and make some new ones. You can download a free toolkit at www. childrenandnature.org • Visit the library. Pick out books on cooking, gardening, science experiments, or art. Have fun picking out projects together. • Help your child pursue an interest. Maybe it’s photography, cooking, music or a new sport? • Share stories. The more you talk about your life, the more your kids will share of theirs. • When you do allow TV: make popcorn, snuggle up and really enjoy the time together. Afterward, talk about what you watched. If your children want a video game, play with them! Let them teach you how to play and show you what experts they are as you fumble your way through the game. Enjoy your time together this summer and remember, even when your child’s screaming in the store or you’re eating PBJs because dinner burned while refereeing a sibling squabble, you’ll never regret the time you spent with your kids. Even if you’re just being bored together. Michelle Pate is a mother, writer and certified Parent Educator. She is excited to be introducing Parenting by Connection to parents and teachers locally. She is available for one-onone parent consulting and for group talks and workshops including a wide range of topics such as: Setting Limits with Warmth and Laughter, Helping Children with Unfriendly Behavior, Handling your Child’s Emotional Moments and Building Support for your Parenting. You can reach her at 541.550.0506 or michellepate@bendbroadband.com.

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Parents: Rules For Your Kids To Live By Healthy Wholesome • Affordable • Family Fun.abuse A few Safe years •ago, a high• schooler who had struggled with substance

revealed that her parents never asked where she was going when she left the house. The teenager, speaking to adults and peers at a community meeting to prevent youth drinking, told the audience how much she wished her parents had cared enough to ask. That teenager’s experience underscores the deep need our kids have for love and security – and for boundaries that can keep them safe. When it comes to kids not using alcohol and other drugs, establishing clear rules and consistently enforcing fair consequences is critical. In fact, research shows parental influence is the key to keeping them alcohol free. CasCade Indoor sports is one of the premiere An important step to making rules and consequences effective is to involve indoor sports facilities in the northwest. The buildings are almost 50,000 your kids in establishing them. Talk with your kids about your family’s beliefs square feet of fun! New owners took over in late 2009 and have been and values, seek their input and commit to making the topic an ongoing making steady changes, new turf, new paint, they have also added all new conversation. Involving them reinforces thatlow youenergy are interested what they T-5 light fixtures, very high output and lights. in The changes have to say and, in turn, will help them be more open to the important messages are not simply cosmetic. New programs that focus on families add to youtheir havestrong to communicate. commitment to the youth and adults programs that already What messages work in helping kids steer clear of alcohol and other drugs? exist.

As everyone in the area knows, the weather in Bend can change at a Here are a handful:

notice, makes the this indoor playing • moment’s No drinking until which age 21. Making a hard and area fast perfectly rule is a suited great for all sports and seasons. Currentopportunity to reinforce with your programs include all levels of soccer,kids that consuming alcohol before women’s teams, men, co-ed, Soccerage 21 is against the law. Hearing Tots®, youth and adult roller hockey,this important message from you volleyball, Dodge Ball, open skating,– on a regular basis – is powerful. Birthday parties, and more. Equally important, communicate the fact that drinking before 21 can One of the new and exciting programs have serious health consequences. at Cascade Indoor Sports is their new Compelling health research shows PE with your Parents. A concept that allows kids and parents to participatethat regular drinking by youth may harm theiractive developing brains. in fun, PE style games. A sports • Respect your body. Consider makingwith this not just a rule, but a core family coordinator facilitates the games value. Discuss the health and safety benefits the goal to involve parents with theirof avoiding drinking at a young age in the context othercontrolled, healthy habits, such as eating right and getting enough children in of a fun, organized sleep. Consider, too, putting the conversation environment. Games include pickle in the context of your child’s activities. Encourage a conversation about how alcohol or other drug use would ball, floor hockey, volleyball, basketball, impact their success in school and extra-curricular activities. and how much fun would it be for kids • If you find yourself in an uncomfortable or potentially situation to play Dodge Ball against their parents, or even vicedangerous versa. They have where alcohol or other drugs are present, contact me, a relative or family also bought new floor scooters, that are a huge hit with everyone.friend The we’ve agreedis isevery part Monday of our “safety our7:00PM. and their best attempts, program night net.” from Despite 5:30 until kids may end up in a dicey situation they themselves didn’t expect to be in. BeCascade proactiveIndoor and discuss yoursports child classes before for theychildren occur. Sports such offerssituations uniquelywith tailored as young as 18 months old. Their is athemselves nationally Consider agreeing on a strategy that Soccer results Tots® in theirprogram removing acclaimed program that teaches and motivates kids be still active and to from the situation without embarrassment, but be clear thattothey may face work with their consequences from peers. you. This rule is also a prime opportunity to talk about the people in your family’s circle of relatives and friends your child feels safe contacting if you are not available. • Never get into a car with someone who has been drinking. Communicate

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this and often, and added open play volleyball for both Withmessage so manyearly requests, they have establish with your child a plan if Ball. With four collegiate volleyball adults and youth, as well as Dodge they find themselves in a dangerous standards there is plenty of room for everyone. Open play volleyball is situation. every Thursday night, 5:00 until 6:30 for middle and high school age •players No driving with 8:30 a newly and from untillicensed 10:00 PM for adults. Open play is only $5 driver. Being firm, and enforcing per person. family consequences if this rule is broken, is key –isand law backs Roller hockey alsothegrowing again. For many years central Oregon had some the best roller hockey you up. Inof 2000, Oregon passed teams in the country and even won a couple of National graduated licensing Championships. laws aimed Both youth and adults are playing each week, teens and players can jointhe at any time. at keeping safe. Among restrictions for new drivers under age Everyone has six a birthday every year and parents are always looking for 18: In the first months of getting fun, safe, exciting and memorable their license, they may not carry spots to celebrate, Cascade Indoor Sports has younger some great with friends and family, sports passengers thanoptions. age 20 Skating in style birthday parties and each building has specially designed party the car unless they are an immediate areas. They also have private parties, so if you want to celebrate a Disco family member. night or 80’s extravaganza, Cascade Indoor Sports is a great place to go. • If you’re out after curfew, contact us and tell us why. The prospect of sitting at home, worrying that something If you love to to skate have kids that there are several has happened our or kids because it’s love late to andskate, we haven’t heard fromopen them, skate times every week and Friday night is a middle school mania sends a chill up every parent’s spine. If your child has a cell phone, orwith if you several hundred kids enjoying the new are considering allowing them to have one, consider making this rule – and a lights, and sound system. mandate that they keep the phone on and answer it when you call - a condition of it. Summer Camps are being expanded. • No hanging out at friends’ houses if parents are not home, unless it’s agreed to Parents know how important quality in advance (And, a related rule, no summer spending the night atare someone else’skids house programs for their if you, the parent, don’t know the other parents). It’s crucial that kids, especially and Cascade Indoor Sports has camps at younger ages, have responsible adult supervision when friends’ all summer long to get they yourare kidsat off of houses. As our children get older, and as they mature and show they can make the couch and into the game. Soccer, responsible decisions, it may be thatflag youfootball, adjust this rule andultimate allow visits that are lacrosse, Frisbee, agreed to beforehand. These two rules are a great opportunity for us as parents wiffle ball, capture the flag, floor to meet and get to know the parents of hockey, our child’sbasketball, friends, and to share family rules scooter games, and expectations about such issues as underage pickle ball,drinking. roller skating, Dodge Ball,

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Quick Natural Remedy Guide To Common Ailments For The Whole Family B y D r. M i c h e l l e J a c k s o n , N . D .

I would like to dedicate this article to a quick guide to common ailments that our whole family will feel at some point. These are not meant to replace standard medical treatment but can be helpful in day to day cases. I would like to begin with Headaches. Often by discovering hidden food allergies or food intolerances may relieve chronic headaches. Migraines may be particularly responsive to this. Food allergy testing or an elimination diet can determine food allergies quite easily and an allergist or naturopathic physician may be best in testing for food allergens or guiding you through an elimination diet. Common offending foods may be aged, fermented and marinated foods with vinegar. Aged food may be cheeses such as blue cheese. Foods with spices, additives or nitrates are often causes, such as red wine, lunchmeats, and canned fish, MSG (which may only be labeled as “natural flavoring”). Chocolate, citrus fruits, tomatoes and potatoes are also common culprits. Other dietary considerations may be a hypoglycemia reaction due to low blood sugars, so making certain to eat regular meals; stopping caffeine, sugar, and avoiding wheat can be very beneficial too. Hypoglycemia can be determined through blood sugar testing too. The herb feverfew, the amino acid 5HTP, the mineral magnesium, and the natural supplement lecithin have been helpful for some headache and migraine sufferers. I also recommend simple hydrotherapies that can be performed at home. Next let’s talk about uncomplicated Coughs. Who has not had a child with a nagging cough that keeps us all up at night? For mild cases simple measures such as Echinacea tincture for up to 7 days. Vitamin C up to 2000 mgs per day or up to bowel tolerance. Zinc lozenges about 25 mgs three times per day, preferable in a chewable tablet are very helpful. I also like herbal teas such as peppermint but my favorite is ginger tea with lemon. Even steam inhalation of seeping ginger or boiling water with an essential oil such as lavender or peppermint is a miracle for a nagging cough. Lozenges of mint are another favorite of mine, lozenges of slippery elm work great for a cough as well as a sore throat. With a house full of boys, I know first hand that bruises can be treated well with homeopathic remedies such as arnica, bellis, and ledum. Extra vitamin C as mentioned above, with bioflavinoids, and

fish or flax oils can help with healing. I also like topical arnica gel and topical Traumeel; they work well to heal simple bruises faster. Seasonal allergies, which are prominent this time of year can benefit from using flaxseed oil- about 1 teaspoon three times per day can reduce season allergies symptoms. Nettles in a tea or capsule form are great at 1-2 caps three times per day. Another natural antihistamine is the herb Quercetin 400mgs two times per day taken before a meal or local raw honey or bee pollen can be helpful but they should be used with caution due to occasional severe allergic reactions. Besides vitamin C with bioflavinoids, another vitamin, vitamin B6 can be helpful. I love the Neti pot or any other way such as saline to rinse out the nasal passages and thus pollen after being outside to reduce symptoms of seasonal allergies. Lastly, with nausea and vomiting: good rehydration with broth, diluted juice, or diluted Pedialyte I like to recommend. Overly sweet drinks such as undiluted juices and such can cause delayed gastric emptying and inhibit the rehydration. Most rehydration occurs in the large intestine so we want the liquid to get there fast. I really like to have on hand, the homeopathic remedy Ipecac. Also I rarely recommend any soda pop but in the case of nausea and vomiting- ginger ale and carbonated cola served very cold Holistic faMilY and sipped upon usually will help. HealtH care I also like to recommend with any naturopathic medicine aims to stomach illness or diarrhea the use treat the cause of an illness not of charcoal tablets, which can bind just the symptoms; promoting up any toxins that, are produced health and wellness for all ages. by the virus (most common cause • Pediatrics of stomach illness). Charcoal caps • ear infections at 1-2caps three times per day can • add/adHd help. • Well cHild cHecks I hope that you found this helpful. (541) 385-0775 Again with any illness, do not forgo East WEst medical treatment if necessary but Naturopathic cliNic simple natural treatments that work 334 ne irving, suite 103 with the healing. BenD, Or 97701

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t MountainStar Family Relief Nursery the first point of contact with a family has been our Safety Net. When a family is referred to MountainStar our Safety Net Coordinator will schedule a home visit, do an assessment of family need, explain the program and enroll the family (if indicated). MountainStar is a child abuse and neglect prevention program located in Bend that serves all of Deschutes County. Children come to classes from Bend, Redmond, Sisters, Alfalfa and Lapine along with other areas in the county. Families qualify for free services if they have stressors or risk-factors that could impact the safety and welfare of their child. When a family is enrolled in the program they can access our on-site clothing closet which has children’s clothing, shoes, coats, toys and books. MountainStar is an Oregon Food Bank site and has emergency food boxes available. Diapers and wipes are also available for families. A respite classroom, phone and home visiting support with the Safety Net Coordinators are also part of the program. Children, birth to three are put on a waiting list for the Therapeutic Classroom. Right now there are 77 children, birth to three, that are waiting for a spot in the Therapeutic Classroom. In March, MountainStar had over 100 children on the waiting list. Many of these children reach three years of age without being able to get a spot in the Therapeutic Classroom. In order to make the waiting list more manageable it was decided to stop doing intakes from March until June 30th, 2010. This allowed our Coordinators to focus on the current children and families in the Safety Net. We serve all of the children in the family up to five years of age in Safety Net. Our total enrollment is now 165 children age five and under. The Relief Nursery in Eugene first developed their Outreach Program (our Safety Net is based on this) several years ago when a child on their waiting list died from child abuse. MountainStar believes that the enhanced services to families with the Safety Net increases the safety and welfare of the children while they are waiting for an opening in the Therapeutic Classroom. The Safety Net is being restructured and Coordinators will be doing more frequent and intensive home visiting and more frequent respite classes for families in crisis. During a home visit the Safety Net Coordinator can assess the safety of the environment, the relationship between the parent and child, offer parenting skills and child development information and support. They also refer families to other agencies that can help and make sure children are getting into other available programs. MountainStar’s mission is “To Keep Children Safe and Families Together”. We believe that children do best when they are with their parents. Reducing the need for foster care and disruption of the family unit is the focus of our work with our Safety Net. If you would like to volunteer, donate, attend a tour or find out more about our program please call 541-322-6820. www. mountainstarfamily.

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Recreation. Adventure. Development. “No Child Left Inside!!!” R.A.D. Camps is an outdoor recreation/education program designed to give kids, ages 8-17, the opportunity to safely explore exciting places while learning about their natural surroundings. Our interpretive guided adventures are meant to expand kids’ knowledge and interest in all the natural wonders Oregon has to offer while promoting a healthy, fun lifestyle. R.A.D. Camps operates under a special use permit with the United States Forest Service and emphasizes safety, fun, camaraderie, and an appreciation for the natural world. Guides are First Aid/CPR certified and there will be a professional lifeguard on all adventures. R.A.D. Camps are operated by Adam Sather and Eric Jackson, both residents of beautiful Bend, OR. Eric and Adam have 19 years of combined experience working with youth. They are passionate about teaching how to explore and enjoy the great outdoors while being “impact free.” R.A.D. Camps provides an opportunity for kids to enjoy and learn about the wilderness environment. Both Adam and Eric have unique personalities that enable them to connect with people and that kids can easily relate to. By starting R.A.D. Camps, they hope to give back to the community by providing an opportunity for kids to get out and enjoy all that Oregon has to offer and learn about the wilderness in the process. The owners of R.A.D. Camps feel that it is crucial to the wellbeing of adolescents to start learning about and enjoying the wilderness at a young age. This will enable them to grow in that lifestyle and enjoy it throughout their lives. In the words of author Richard Louv (2008) in his book Last Child in the Woods, “… adult concern for, and behavior related to, the environment derives directly from participating in such ‘wild nature activities’ as playing independently in the woods, hiking, fishing, and hunting before the age of eleven.” Louv cites numerous studies and anecdotal observations showing how important “free play” and “natural play time” are for kids when they are growing up and highlights the benefits obtained from these activities. R.A.D. Camps is committed to getting kids outside enjoying Oregon, please join us! “R.A.D. Camps is the only camp our son wants to go to this summer. Our experience with Eric and RADam has been first class. They have taken their passion for the out of doors and combined it with the simple pleasures of hiking, exploring, and learning. We are thrilled with what the R.A.D. Camps adventure has to offer.”-Christen & Christian “Participation in R.A.D. Camps has been such a positive thing for my family. My two sons are looking forward to their third summer with Eric and Adam and will be joined by their younger sister this year! I am continually being amazed by the skills, knowledge and personal growth they have acquired through this experience. As well as building selfconfidence, the program has also allowed them to build new friendships and establish a lasting connection to our beautiful state!”-Jennifer Marks “R.A.D. Camps have been wonderful for our son Sam. In addition to fun and adventure, Eric and Adam have taught Sam to identify plants and animals, to be safe and start him down the road to self reliance and appreciation of the natural world. Now our seven year old daughter can’t wait to start this summer.”-Stephanie and Jonathan RAD Camps accommodates up to 10 kids per day and operates on a first come first serve basis so reserve your spot today! Trips include food, transportation, and a lot of fun! If you have any questions, please e-mail radcamps@gmail.com.

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Baby Carriers – Good for your baby AND you! By Linda Nordus

The benefits of using a baby carrier has not only been passed down by word-of-mouth from parent to parent; but also has documented research revealing that a baby being touched and held makes a happy and healthier baby; which, in turn, creates happy, healthy parents! There are many choices available in carriers ranging from slings and pouches to wraps. Recently the media has reported some negative news about baby slings; this should be used to alert us of making sure that we are taking all the precautions necessary for the safety of our babies. Using a sling/carrier incorrectly is not very much different than using a car seat improperly without the proper installation, positioning and restraints. When used correctly, a baby carrier can be a great experience for you and your baby. Baby carriers allow parents to be hands-free to do other things‌ but you must always remain active in caring for your child. No carrier can ensure that your baby always has an open airway; that’s your job.

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Thoughts From Together For Children By Edie Jones, M.Ad.Ed. Today’s Dad� – what does that mean? Who is this? How does that role differ from years past? Many years past, a father’s primary purpose was to establish lineage and the wealth of the family. That wealth often determined pedigree and prestige and opened up pathways for advancement within a society. All else, the nurturing, loving, teaching, discipline and daily care of children was left to the mothers. In more recent years, fathers were much more involved; however, the father was often still the primary “breadwinner� away from home during the day and the disciplinarian in the home. Today, even that picture is no longer accurate. Today, the title of “Dad� implies a whole lot more. “Today’s Dad� can be found any place a mom will be found. No longer only there to lend their name and not necessarily the primary breadwinner, dads now nurture, love, teach, discipline, do laundry, change diapers, bathe, feed, stay home, transport, encourage, play and everything else that moms do. They may do it differently, which is fine. They may not do it as much, which is fine. This however is “Today’s Dad� – a wonderful, welcome change. A difficulty for some dads, since this is a new model, is that they may not have a positive role model to fall back on and aren’t always sure what to do or how to do it. If they grew up feeling “Dad goes to work and Mom stays home� they may feel uncomfortable in the kitchen. If their memory is of a dad that always “meant business� they may not know how to get down on the floor and play. If their dad was stern and autocratic (“do it because I said so�) they may not know how to discipline in a positive way that builds character instead of tears it down. If this is the case, both moms and dads need to be patient and look for avenues that can help develop new skills and perspectives. Programs like Together For Children, the Central Oregon Family Resource Center, Mountain Star Relief Nursery, the Kids Center, Healthy Families of the High Desert and Healthy Beginnings are all equipped to help dads learn. Seek them out and discover the wealth of information they provide. And then celebrate! The next generation of dads will have had role models that they can fall back on. When Father’s Day arrives, take a look around and applaud all those great dads that everyday are learning what it means to be a “Today’s Dad.� Having worked nearly twenty years in a program that celebrates families it has been my joy and reward to get to know many dads who are no longer just the provider of lineage, the bread winner or the disciplinarian. They are equal partners with their child’s mom, doing incredible jobs of raising kids who will survive and thrive in today’s society I salute them and all the rest of you dads who proudly wear the title of “Today’s Dad!� Together For Children is a parent/child program for families with children from birth through three years old. Information about the program can be found on their web page www.together-forchildren.org or by calling 541-389-9317.

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Give Them Wings: I ’ m S o r r y by Rachel Martin

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My son is 4 and very stubborn. He doesn’t get along well with other kids, because often he takes toys away from them that he wants. I try to make him say he’s sorry, and sometimes he will eventually and sometimes he just cries and throws a tantrum and it’s really embarrassing. I yell at him but he just gets worse. What’s wrong with him? Should I be spanking him like my friends tell me to?

A. Typically, children seem to be particularly out-of-bounds in their behavior during their fourth year. They push the limits you set, as they should because that is how they learn where those limits are and how to behave better. It is natural and healthy for children to misbehave some of the time. Some children are born with personalities where they push the limits more often and harder than others. This kind of temperament may be true of your son and is well within the wide range of typical child behaviors. Developmentally, young children are able to see the world only from their own point of view, and they still are working on establishing their own sense of being a separate person from their parents, a developmental goal that they started on during their second year. They are egocentric and are only gradually becoming more capable of truly understanding that other children have feelings too and that those feelings need to be considered. If you set reasonable limits for his age and you enforce the limits, you are not only teaching him what he needs to know to get along with others, you are teaching him that you care enough about him to be responsible for guiding his behavior. It is also important that he have confidence that you will guide his behavior in non-hurtful ways.

Asking a child to say he is sorry after he has done something he really wanted to do and at a time when he is feeling defensive or angry, is a little like asking him to lie. Asking him to say something that he knows is not true and that he knows he does not feel teaches him to be insincere. It also sets up the act of apologizing as a punishment, which may make it extremely difficult for him to do later in life, even when he is sincere and sees a need to apologize. In addition, focusing on the requirement to apologize fails to teach a child positive behaviors he or she could use in the future in similar situations. Many people think that spanking is an effective way of giving children discipline, but a huge amount of research conducted over many years shows that this is not true. Spanking is actually counterproductive. You might get your child to behave in the way you want for the moment when you spank him or threaten to, but in the long run he is much less likely to behave well, especially when you are not watching. Spanking sets up an adversarial relationship between parent and child, often characterized by fear and anger. Yelling and other expressions of parental anger also make it difficult for the child to think about what he or she did and why it was wrong, let alone learning what she could have done instead. Visualize yourself as the teacher that parents truly are for their children. Instead of reacting in anger when your son pushes the limits, calmly help him comply by using quiet words and modeling what you want him to do. If he has grabbed a toy away from another child, place your hand on it, too. Quietly explain that he may not take it from another child and that he must wait for his turn. As you gently give it back to the other child, apologize yourself to the child and ask her if she will let your son know when she is done playing with it so that he may have a turn. 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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Gardening in Central Oregon with your pets by Byron Maas, DVM, Bend Veterinary Clinic, Inc.

There are many challenges to gardening in Central Oregon’s high desert and the last thing we think about is how are pets can be effected by the garden. The harsh climate and the short growing season make many crops unpractical here and we have to use greenhouses to help us out. Often it is the things we use to help plants grow that cause a probelm and not the plants themselves. Early flowers bring the joys of the garden. Spring is often punctuated by the tulips and daffodils that come early. Although these are hardy they are also toxic to animals if they are ingested. Tulip bulbs contain a toxin that is concentrated in the bulbs that can cause severe intestinal signs like vomiting and diarrhea. Daffodils including all narcissus species also concentrate the toxin in the bulb portion and ingestion can induce mild stomach upset to more severe cardiac problems and convulsions. Take care not to let the bulbs get eaten when replanting. Autumn or saffron crocus are also especially poisonous and can severe bone marrow problems. Lilies are know to be toxic only to cats. The toxin in yet to be determined but seems to take effect on the kidneys. Dogs and other pets are not effected. Azeleas and Rhodedendrons are a beautiful addition to the greenery and color of a landscape. However the bark, leaves and foliage all contain deadly toxins to certain members of the family especially livestock like llamas, goats, horses and cattle but are also toxic to cats and dogs. Yew is highly toxic to all pets and children and care should be taked in any garden situation with this plant as all parts are toxic with potentiall fatal results. Foxglove has long been know to be toxic but is a great ornamental flower that grows well in gardens. All parts of the plant are dangerous containing heart stopping digitalis. More folks are planting home vegetable gardens to promote local produce and improve the family budget. However there are some things that can be severely toxic around the cabbage patch. Onions are always a spring favorite and always grow easily in our cold climate. Often onion starts are planted with organic meals to act as natural fertilizers and pest controls. Dogs have a great nose for bone meal, blood meal and fish based fertilizers. Exercise great caution when spring planting with these natural fertilizers. They might likely entice the dogs do dig up and ingest the baby onion sets. Onions can cause severe anemias as it causes the red blood cells to break down in the bleed stream. This effect is worse in cats and is cummulative with repeated ingestion. While onions are the Welcoming Douglas Evans, DVMis another worst, garlic, chives, leeks and others all cause problems. Rhubarb great addition to the garden but the leaves are especially toxic to all animals and Byron Maas, DVM cause renal disease. Tomatoes and potatoes are all a staple of any family garden. These are 360 N.E. 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Eating small amounts of the mulch can have deadly consequences on the liver of pets. There is a growing tendency to use drought hardy plants and native plants to conserve water. This is great for the enviornment but be careful to select plants that are safe to have around your garden. A couple of native species are worth mention as they are highly poisonous and should be avoided always. Water Hemlock or Cow Parsnips often As grows in the ditches Central farvolunteer as content wewater would like:ofLogo, Oregon and is one of the most deadly species of plants in North America. Also a both Dr. Names, address, phone, busituber known as Death Camas has a befitting name as eating one bulb can prove ness hours. If you need more content, to be lethal while other camas species were harvested and used as food by Native without the ad getting too “wordy” we Americans. would like: Comprehensive Wellness Have fun this summer with the family garden and the landscaping. 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ALPACAS, A CAR SHOW AND A HUMANE SOCIETY A fun day of activities and interest for the entire family is slated for June 19th. Crescent Moon Ranch, one of Central Oregon’s largest alpaca ranches, opens its gates to the public on Saturday June 19th for the Crescent Moon Ranch Car Show and Alpaca Shearing Festival. The car show, which will be held on the grass, features many classes, including restored custom, modified, pro-street, street hot rod and muscle cars. There will be live folk and jazz music by local groups, Alpaca shearing demonstrations, knitting and spinning demonstrations utilizing Alpaca wool, and animals available for adoption by The Humane Society of Redmond. Also on tap is a beer and wine garden, a scavenger hunt, and a raffle and silent auction. Plus a delicious BBQ lunch featuring Tri-Tip Steak, Beans, Coleslaw, Rolls and Watermelon. All for just $7.50. Crescent Moon Ranch is located on 140 very scenic acres and is a working ranch featuring world class, show quality Alpacas. The address is 70397 Buckhorn Road, Terrebonne. Seven miles west of Highway 97 on Lower Bridge Way, at Buckhorn Road. The car show and festival is from 10am to 4pm. Admission and parking are free. Pet food donations - requested by the Humane Society. Visit redmondhumane.org. This event is a benefit to The Humane Society of Redmond.

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School News School Events Amity Creek June 3rd: 5th Grade Art Night June 16th, 1pm: 5th Grade Graduation Bear Creek Elementary June 7th, 5:45pm: 5th Grade Music Program June 16th: Field Day and BBQ Buckingham Elementary June 9th: 5th Grade Celebration High Desert Middle School June 8th, 7pm: 7/8 Band Concert June 9th, 7pm: Orchestra Awards and Concert June 14th, 7pm: Choir Concert June 16th, 6pm: 8th Grade Party High Lakes Elementary June 1st, 5:30pm: Orchestra Concert June 4th, 11:30am: Volunteer Appreciation Luncheon Highland Magnet School June 15th, 5:30pm: Annual Variety Show, Gym Juniper Elementary June 10th: All School BBQ June 14th: Walk the Butte, Field Day Marshall Highschool June 14th, 6:30pm: Graduation Mt. View Highschool June 3rd, 7pm: Orchestra Concert June 7th, 7pm: Senior Awards Night June 10th, 7pm: Graduation April 30th, 7:30pm: Cougar Pageant Pilot Butte Middle School June 16th, 7pm: 8th Grade Celebration Pine Ridge Elementary June 10th, 6pm: Music Demo/Art Hop/ Book Fair June 16th, 10am: Field Day REALMS June 3rd, 6pm: Volunteer Appreciation Party June 15th, 6:30pm: Graduation and Year End Celebration RE Jewell Elementary June 2nd: Art Faire and Family BBQ Skyview Middle School June 8th, 7pm: 6/7/8th grade Band Concert June 15th, 7pm: 6/7/8th grade Choir Concert Summit High School June 2nd, 6:30pm: Spring Sports Banquet June 3rd, 6:30pm: Choir Concert June 12th, 2pm: Graduation Three Rivers K-8th School June 3rd, 7pm: 6th Grade Music Concert June 11th, 7pm: 7/8 Music Concert

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District Wins LEED Gold Award for “Green” School Construction

Sustainable Construction And Design Earn Top Honor for William E. Miller Elementary The U.S. Green Building Council awarded William E. Miller Elementary School a gold-level certification under the Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) for Schools™ rating system. LEED is considered the industry standard in the United States for sustainable design and building. The award is based on efficient design, indoor air quality, recycled content of materials, site planning, construction methods, and operating systems. The design to LEED standards was consistent with the district’s ongoing sustainability efforts. “The Miller project, and pursuing LEED certification, allowed the district to step ahead in the design and building process and really think step-by-step about sustainability,” said construction project manager Michael McLandress.” We have always designed to high energy-efficient standards, and have done what makes obvious sense to provide a healthy and high-quality learning environment,” he said. Conservation and sustainability were key goals for Miller School. In addition to using many “green” building materials, the school will return an ongoing savings for operational costs compared to a similar sized school. The school will use approximately 62% less irrigation water due to native planting in the landscape design, and 51% less potable water (building usage). The design incorporated numerous energy-saving features. The building was sited to maximize natural daylighting and allow for passive solar light. Energy use will be 41% lower than a traditionally built school, and the school will generate an estimated 14% of the school’s energy with a 43 KW solar system (252 solar panels) on the roof-the largest solar installation of its kind in Central Oregon. The remainder of energy will come from renewable sources through Pacific Power’s Blue Sky Energy Program. The school’s green focus extends into the classroom as well. The design will allow the school to supplement its standard Oregon State Curriculum and incorporate the new building’s conservation properties. Each grade level has an environmental science unit (alternative energy, composting and gardening, water conservation, indigenous plants and habitat, or recycling) as part of the curriculum. “Sustainability will be a key concept,” said Principal Steven Hill. “We’re doing things to connect conservation with the building’s focus,” he said. A recent example was the week celebrating Earth Day on April 22. Students produced recycling posters and held “Trashless Tuesday” to reduce waste. Hill said the school community is responding positively. “Families are happy with the focus, students are enthusiastic, and teachers like using environmental science to support their lesson plans,” he said. The LEED design has resulted in a strong partnership with the Bend Science Station. Hill said a grant has enabled the school to work closely with the facility to augment conservation-themed lesson plans. Education efforts reach outside of the classroom as well. Students, parents and visitors can get building updates and information from an interactive kiosk with touch-screen monitor in the front hall. “The kiosk helps us tell our “green” story,” said McLandress. The kiosk will have a solar panel display that shows the current, daily, weekly or annual solar energy produced from the panels on our roof. It will also provide an interactive building tour focusing on the school’s LEED qualities and a biography of William E. Miller, a long-time family in Bend. Community members are invited to see the school first hand and celebrate LEED award. The school will celebrate the LEED designation at a ceremony to install the plaque on May 19 at 2:30 p.m. Local dignitaries will be present, and refreshments will be served. William E. Miller School is located at 300 NW Crosby Drive. With the LEED award, Miller joins a select group of schools, becoming one of only three schools in the state and only thirty in the nation to earn the LEED for Schools Gold Level certification. Miller is the first school east of the Cascades to win this honor. The U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) is a nonprofit coalition of building industry leaders. The LEED building goals are to use less energy and water, save money, reduce greenhouse gas emissions and contribute to a healthier environment for residents, occupants, and the larger community. The standards result in lower operational costs in water and energy use, lower environmental impact and greater awareness of sustainability issues. For more information, see the USGBC Web site, www..usgbc.org. For more information, contact Miller Elementary School Principal Steven Hill, 541.383.6085, Construction Project Manager Michael McLandress, 541.788.7591, or Communications Director Julianne Repman, 541.383.6002.

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Mountain View HS JROTC Earns Unit Achievement Award Student naval science class receives second-highest level award.

The 65 cadets in the Mountain View High School Naval JROTC elective course have bonded together to win the Navy Unit Achievement Award. The award is the second highest unit recognition and is awarded by the Navy JROTC area manager for exceptional performance. “The award, with its wide criteria, recognizes well-rounded units that excel in what they offer and in what they expect from their students. That’s what will help the students in school and for the rest of their lives,” said Niels Farner, Senior Naval Science Instructor. Bend-La Pine Schools have two NJROTC programs, based at Mountain View High School and at La Pine High School. The units are evaluated against programs throughout the Pacific Northwest, northern California, Nevada, Utah, Hawaii, Guam, and Japan. The evaluation process includes community service hours, cadet participation in events, individual awards and college scholarships earned by cadets, academic standing of cadets, service academy appointments, results of competitive meets, inspection results, and more. The Mountain View program currently has 65 cadets taking the Naval Science elective. The cadets participate in a classroom curriculum and numerous extra-curricular events. Students who remain in the four-year elective program average 125 hours of volunteer community service outside of school hours. In addition to the Unit Achievement award, twenty individual cadets will receive awards from national civic organizations recognizing their accomplishments at an awards ceremony 7 p.m. at Mountain View High School on May 19. Two seniors from the unit will continue their naval studies after graduating. Bradley Andre was accepted the United States Naval Academy in Annapolis, Md. Jacob Myers was awarded a $180,000 Naval ROTC scholarship to Oregon State. Both will be commissioned as Navy Ensigns upon completion of their four-year education. Unlike college ROTC programs, there is no expectation of military service in high school Junior ROTC programs. “Our program is about developing the citizenship and leadership abilities of high school boys and girls,” said Farner. “That’s why it is such a great fit with the Bend-La Pine Schools’ motto, ‘Educating Thriving Citizens,’” said Farner. For more information, contact , Niels Farner, Mountain View NJROTC Advisor, 541.3836408, or Julianne Repman, Communications Director, 541.383.6002.

Bruce Reynolds is Oregon’s Elementary Principal of the Year Reynolds and his team made dramatic gains in work to increase achievement for all students

R.E. Jewell Elementary School’s Bruce Reynolds was named Oregon’s Elementary Principal of the Year at a school assembly brimming with students, staff, and his family today. Reynolds will receive his formal award recognition at the Confederation of Oregon School Administrators annual conference on June 25 but his students and staff wanted to be the first to share the good news with him. “The Distinguished Principal Award is the highest honor paid to an elementary principal,” said Kent Hunsaker, Executive Director, Confederation of Oregon School Administrators. “Bruce Reynolds has made significant contributions to the education of Oregon’s children.” Reynolds was surprised to learn of his award and with great pride gave credit to his staff and students for their achievements and hard work that made the recognition possible. “I believe this award is recognition for Reynolds’ life-long work to ensure that every child has the tools they need to succeed academically, no matter the challenges they may face outside the classroom,” said Bend-La Pine Schools superintendent Ron Wilkinson. “It is an honor to be able to share this great news with Bruce in front of his dynamic team and exceptional students. This is the second state award to highlight the work R.E. Jewell Elementary and Reynolds’ are doing to make student success a reality for all students. In 2009 their efforts were recognized when Oregon State Superintendent Susan Castillo named R.E. Jewell Elementary a “Champion School” for their work to close the achievement gap. “Reynolds and his team at Jewell have worked diligently for years to ensure the success of every child,” said Wilkinson. “The results are fabulous - with 98% meeting or exceeding state standards in reading and 89% in mathematics (in 2009) in a school with over 50% of students economically disadvantaged.” Reynolds will travel to Washington D.C. this fall where he could be named the National Principal of the Year. This is the third Oregon Principal of the Year award bestowed on a Bend-La Pine Schools principal since the program’s inception in 1985. Previous winners were Marion Morehouse (1996) and Herb Ekstrom (1988).

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American Red Cross Pass a Background check

Energized Activity Assistant

Awbrey House

Must value/enjoy seniors

Construction Helper

Habitat for Humanity 16 years or older

Keep Bend Beautiful

Bend Beautification

Safety Training required

Aquatics for children w/disabilities Bend Park & Rec

16 years or older

Feed the Hungry

Bend’s Comm Ctr

Ages 5 and older

Donation Sorter

Bend’s Comm Ctr

Ages 16 and older

Serving Meals for the Inn

Bethlehem Inn

Under 18 with parent

Preparing meals for the Inn

Bethlehem Inn

All Ages - Need kitchen Supplies provided Pass a Background check

Girl Scout “Special Pathway”

Girl Scouts of Oregon

Pass a Background check

Girl Scout Event Director

Girl Scouts of Oregon

Pass a Background check

Relay for Life Assistant

American Cancer Society Available for Wed. PM’s

Are you looking for more ways that you and your children can connect to your community? Volunteering helps open the door for young people in so many ways. Not only can it open their eyes to important social issues in our communities, but it can also show them what a difference they can actually make in the lives of other people and our environment. What a way to build their sense of belonging and value!

Research from the Corporation for National and Community Service has demonstrated that people who volunteer lead healthier and happier lives. Working w/People with Disabilities CORIL Furthermore, it has shown that young people who volunteer are more Ace of Office Assistance CORIL Previous Office Experience likely to succeed in school and are less likely to engage in risk behaviors because of the sense of purpose they establish through volunteering. Arts and Crafts Virtuoso CORIL Creativity and Fun Serving their community also helps young citizens build leadership Weed Warriors Deschutes Land Trust Over 18 years/transportation skills, explore career paths, and gain confidence through working with new people. Jefferson County/Various Positions DHS Jefferson Pass a Background check

Lesson Volunteer Sidewalker

Healing Reins Theraputic Ages 14 and up

Wildlife Interpreter

High Desert Museum Attend Training

Cultural History Interpreters

High Desert Museum Attend Training

Natural History Interpreters

High Desert Museum Attend Training

Kids Programs

High Desert Museum Attend Training

Guest Services

High Desert Museum Attend Training

Weed Pull Volunteer

Let’s Pull Together

Senior Helper

DHS Deschutes Cnty

Office Work, administration

Oregon Natural Desert Ages 18 or older

Community Outreach

Rabbit Rescue Rehab

Knowledge of Rabbits

Recreational Assistant

RAPRD

First Aid/ CPR

Landscape Maintenance

R. McDonald House

All Ages

Various Positions

R. McDonald House

All Ages

Web Searcher

Saint Vincent De Paul Computer knowledge

Children’s Support Group Advocate Saving Grace Weed Pull Volunteer

All Ages--June 12th, 2010 Pass a bacground check

35 hour training

Sisters Volunteer Bank All Ages--June 19th, 2010

SMART Reader

SMART

Ages 14 and older

SMART Journalist

SMART

Ages 14 and older

Truck unloading--food bank set up

St. Vincent De Paul

Lift up to 50 lbs

Event Website Input

Sunriver Nature Ctr

Website knowledge

EarthSmart-Youth Education

The Environmental Ctr Transportation needed

Setup for VegNet Movie Nights

VegNet Bend

Age 14 and older

Media Coordinator for VegNet

VegNet Bend

Age 14 and older

Post Flyers for VegNet Potlucks

VegNet Bend

Age 14 and older

Help with VegNet on Radio

VegNet Bend

Age 14 and older

Setup for Potlucks and Events

VegNet Bend

Age 14 and older

Starting in January 2010, Volunteer Connect launched as a new volunteer center for Central Oregon. Our goal is to help connect people of all ages with opportunities to serve in their community. At volunteerconnectnow. org you can find opportunities from over 85 local nonprofit organizations for you and your children to restore a river bank, create a community garden, prepare food for people who are hungry, help homeless animals get adopted, and much more. Call us today at 541-385-8977 or search our website at www.volunteerconnectnow.org and get connected to an opportunity that matches your passion. New Agencies As a new regional volunteer center for Central Oregon our goal is to help interested volunteers get connected with the current volunteer needs in the community. If you are a nonprofit organization in Central Oregon consider becoming a Volunteer Connect partner so you will be able to do the following through our website: *post ongoing or one-time volunteer opportunities *post community events *post items you are looking for as an in-kind donation *post openings for new board members

Contact us today to get started! 541-385-8977

Volunteer Internships for High Schoolers Position

Chimpanzee Caregiver Intern Program Coordinator Intern

Organization

Qualifications

Chimps Inc.

18 yrs or older / Basic Office skills

Chimps Inc.

18 or older/proof of particular vaccinations

Event & Office Support Intern Big Brothers/Big Sisters High School or Older Marketing Assistant

Girls on the Run

18 yrs or older/Own Transportation

Program Assistant

Girls on the Run

18 yrs or older/detail oriented/work independently

Project/Development Screening Healthy Beginnings

18 yrs or older

Hunger Prevention Assistant

Hunger Prevention Coal. 18 yrs or older/Own Transportation

Community Outreach

Saving Grace

18 yrs or older/Pass Background Check

EarthSmart Education Asst.

C.O. Environ. Ctr

17 years or older

Interested in the opportunities listed on this page? Detailed information about each of these positions and organizations can be found on volunteerconnectnow.org so visit today and start getting connected! We are also happy to answer your questions by phone or in person. To call or schedule a meeting, the Volunteer Connect office can be reached at 541-385-8977

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COMMUTER CHALLENGE TOOL KIT The Commute Options Week Commuter Challenge Individual Category is a friendly competition between individuals (either your friends or chosen competition or we can pair you with someone) to see who can log the most sustainable commutes from Monday, June 21 to Friday, June 25, 2010. It is also a voluntary pledge to create a healthier Central Oregon landscape and population. Though not entailing legally binding obligations, joining the Commuter Challenge requires strong commitment and a substantial contribution to the promotion of Commute Options Week. Commuter Challenge participants are strongly encouraged to do the following: - Actively recruit participation among friends and family - Blog, Facebook, or MySpace about your participation - Attend Commute Options Week events - Spread the word! COMMUTER CHALLENGER RULES 1. You can earn one round-trip per workday only. A trip is traveling to and from work. 2. Options for modes of travel include biking, walking, carpooling, vanpooling, telecommuting, taking the bus, mopeding/motorcycling, using a skateboard/longboard and other creative ideas. 3. Tally sheet – If two modes of transportation are used for one round trip (walking in the AM and carpooling home, etc…), you will count half a point for each mode. 4. Trips that are work-related but not part of the main commute are great, but do not go on the tally sheet. Please mention these in the special awards category. 5. To count, an option must fulfill 3 of the following: a. Improve health b. Reduce vehicle miles traveled c. Save a parking space d. Improve air quality Teleworking - You can log teleworking trips if it is eliminates driving to and from the office. Carpooling - If you are carpooling with someone else at your business, both of you may enter that you did a carpool commute. Tally Sheet - Your tally sheet must be submitted no later than June 29th. Log only trips to & from work & any errands along the way. Bike rides to the store on the weekend are great, but do not count for the Commuter Challenge. How you can Win the Commuter Challenge - The individual with the highest number of points wins! If there is a tie, both will win! To be considered a participant in the Commuter Challenge, you must have used a sustainable mode of transportation for your commute at least once during Commute Options Week. Winners will be recognized in The Source and other news releases following Commute Options Week. Participants are invited to stop by the Commute Options party at the Hullabaloo Festival at NW Crossing on Friday, June 25th to celebrate their accomplishments of the week! Participants who bike to Hullaballoo will also receive free bike valet parking. Craziest Mode of Transport – Be creative! We are looking for the individual with the “Most Unusual Commute” – do you have that wild creativity??? We want to hear about what you are doing and will share it with our media sponsors. Who knows… you may wind up on the local news!

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Schedule of Events

COMMUTER CHALLENGE: The Commute Options Week Commuter Challenge is a friendly competition between local businesses and organizations to see who can log the most sustainable commutes from June 21 -27, 2010. ROAD USER SAFETY WEEK: The City of Bend is committed to encouraging all Bend Citizens to recognize the rules of the road and respect each for of transportation as we enjoy living in this vibrant community. PROMOTIONS Giro helmet exchange at Pine Mountain Sports. Bring in an old helmet that can be donated and receive 20% off purchase of a new Giro helmet. June 12th27th. Starting Now – Friday, June 25th: Ride your bike to Cross Creek Cafe in Redmond and get a raffle ticket ($2 or buy a New Belgium beer) to win a brand new Felt Cruiser from New Belgium Brewing Company. Join the party June 25th from 7-10pm for live music and raffle drawing. Monday, June 21st – Sunday, June 27th: 10% off purchase at Heart Springs Nursery for Commuters Bike to Sunriver Sports for 10% off helmet purchase or walk for 10% off outdoor/active technical socks. Monday, June 21st: Free Ride Day on Bend Area Transit (BAT)

EVENTS: June 19th – Little Commuter’s Parade at the Old Mill District, 8am – 10:30am. Children of all ages are invited to come to the Old Mill District to kick off Commute Options Week. Bring all non-motorized vehicles to the West Side parking lot for decorating fun. The parade begins at 9am. Safety checks, giveaways, and lots of fun! Win a REI Navara bike Sponsored by Old Mill District, REI, Arts Station. June 19th, 1–4pm- REI’s Family Camp Training. Visit the Commute Options table for more information on healthy options. Camp set up behind Anthony’s. June 20th – Sunriver Sports Free Bike Maintenance Clinic and Safety Inspections. 4pm – 6pm. Bring your bike. Specials offered on tools, tubes, and other bike accessories. June 22nd – Sunriver Sports Group Ride/Tour. 2pm. Tour around Sunriver bike trails, highlighting different place to go and things to do in Sunriver. End at the Village Bar and Grill for a fun and informal fashion show. Food and beverage specials, half price rentals on bikes, trailers, and tag-alongs. June 22nd – REI Commuting 101 Class by Rob Hartsock. 6pm. Register online at REI.com. June 25th – Hullabaloo Festival/Commute Options Week Party. 5–7pm. Bike to Hullabaloo and leave your bike in safe hands with the bike valets. All Commuter Challenge participants invited to celebrate the week’s accomplishments at the Commute Options part for a drink and a bite. Green Energy Transport will provide free pedi-cab rides within Northwest crossing. June 25th – Cross Creek Cafe in Redmond party for live music and raffle drawing of the Felt Cruiser from New Belgium Brewing. 7–10pm.

Commute Options Week Is For Kids Too! by Annissa Anderson for Commute Options

The 20th Annual Commute Options Week will take place on Monday, June 21 to Sunday, June 27. And while the event mostly targets commuters, there are many ways to get kids and even whole families involved in parades, challenges, and other events during Commute Options Week. For the past 20 years, Commute Options Week has successfully engaged local commuters in restricting single person car trips, encouraging the use of sustainable modes of transport and raising awareness on the environmental impacts of citizens’ modal choice. Now it’s time to get kids involved in learning and practicing more ways to conduct daily trips without using motor-powered vehicles. The Little Commuter’s Parade at the Old Mill District is just the way to get kids started. On Saturday, June 19th, children of all ages are invited to the Old Mill District to kick off Commute Options Week. The event starts at the West Side parking lot at 8 a.m. with a fun craft table for kids to decorate their nonmotorized vehicles (bikes, scooters, skateboards, etc.). The parade follows, beginning at 9 a.m. Little commuters will parade through a kid-sized parade course in the Shops at the Old Mill area and the nearby river path. The event

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include safety checks, prize giveaways (win a REI Novara bike or a Wonderland Toy Shoppe gift basket) and lots of fun! Families can also get involved in Commute Options Week by creating their own challenges – with each other, other families or between neighborhoods – to see who can log the most sustainable commutes from Monday, June 21 to Friday, June 25, 2010. Sustainable commutes include biking, walking, carpooling, taking the bus, using a skateboard, and other creative ideas. A family challenge is just one way for parents to teach kids how to create a healthier Central Oregon landscape and population. “Commute Options Week is for everyone. Families can challenge each other or kids can be in challenges with others on their street or in their neighborhood,” said Kim Curley, of Commute Options and Healthy Active Central Oregon. Many other events will be happening during Commute Options Week. For a complete list of events and activities, visit www.commuteoptions.org. Commute Options promotes choices that reduce the impacts of driving alone. Healthy Active Central Oregon is a project of Commute Options. For more information about Commute Options, contact Jeff Monson, Executive Director of Commute Options at 541/330-2647 or visit www.commuteoptions. org. Annissa Anderson is a freelance writer and public relations consultant in Bend.

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Our tours are scheduled twice monthly * The 2nd Thursday of each month at 5pm * The 4th Wednesday at 12:30pm (June 23rd). We also welcome your community group, club, company or service organization and are happy to find special times that fit your schedule. www.kidscenter.org.

J U N Events

Groups, Meetings, Classes & Seminars

AARP Driver Safety Classes A nationwide accredited program, focusing on driving safely, within DMV laws, and compensating for changes occurring after age 50. Each class is 8 total hours, conducted over two consecutive 4-hour days.  $14 Student fee ($12 AARP members). All drivers welcome! Qualifies for auto insurance discount at age 55. Ruth Womack, District 8 coordinator. 541-317-0610. PRINEVILLE- Senior Center, June 1-2nd, 8am-Noon. To Enroll: 541-5482826. LA PINE- Fire Hall, June 7-8th, 10-3pm. To Enroll: 541-317-0610. REDMOND- Senior Center, June 14-15th, 8-Noon. To Enroll: 541-548-6325. BEND- Senior Center, June 28-29th, 1-5pm. To Enroll call 541-388-1133. 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. Home Energy IQ June 19th, 9-11:30pm. Inspired by Energy Trust’s Home Energy Makeover contest, this free workshop will teach you how energy works in a home and what impact your actions can have. You’ll develop a deeper understanding of homeenergy use, the effects of appliances and systems on your energy bills and how changing simple behaviors can reduce your energy and carbon footprint. You’ll also learn about what you can do to increase comfort and indoor air quality, how to distinguish do-it-yourself techniques from projects that may require professional services, and understand what diagnostic testing can do for your home. At The Environmental Center. Registration is required: www.regonline. com/HEIQ_Bend. www.energytrust.org KIDS Center Classes Darkness to Light June 5th, 9am-noon. Darkness to Light “Stewards of Children” community trainings for adults take place the first Saturday of each month at KIDS Center. $15 materials fee. RSVP to Vale Muggia at vmuggia@kidscenter.org. Healing Hearts Tour June 10th, 5-6pm. Come join us for the KIDS Center “Healing Hearts Tour” - a one-hour, up-close look at our child-friendly facility. It’s a wonderful opportunity to learn more about the issue of child abuse, how to be protective of children, and how KIDS Center helps kids and families take the first steps toward healing.

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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. Person Centered Caregiving Presented by: Cameron Scott on June 30th, Noon–1pm. At The Summit Assisted Living, 127 SE Wilson, Bend. RSVP to Partners In Care, 541-382-5882. Lunch provided by The Summit. Grief Support Group Reinvesting in life after loss is less painful when the journey is shared with others. In this eight week group participants will find hope, connection, and solace together. No cost. Redmond: 3rd Thursdays of the month, 2-3:30pm. Bend: Tues., 10:30-Noon or Wed., 5:30-7pm. Pet Loss An open, drop-in group, for anyone anticipating or currently experiencing the loss of an animal companion. Tues., 6-7:30pm. **For further info. call Sharen at 382-5882. Coffee & Doughnuts with Bob & the Boys Sorry ladies….gentlemen only for this grief support group. Last Thurs. of the month 10–11:30am. My Friend’s House For children and families who have experienced a loss through death. Parents & caregivers can meet for support and healing while their children attend group with other children. No cost. Dinner included. Contact Eileen for pre-registration at 382-5882. Monthly Potluck Bereaved are encouraged to attend a potluck lunch the second Tuesday of every month held at Hospice. No cost. 12:00-1:30pm. Traumatic Loss Losses by suicide, homicide, accident and other forms of trauma share common bonds that bring participants together for eight weeks of sharing, comfort, and support towards healing. No cost. Thurs., 5:30-7pm. Our new web address is: www.partnersbend.org

Ongoing Events Bend Farmers Market Opens June 2nd. Is blossoming into one of Oregon’s leading farm–direct marketplaces, bringing together growers and producers with people who hunger for fresh, local, healthful foods and agricultural goods. The Market occurs twice a week at two locations. We’ve also continued to reach out to the community as the first farmers market in Oregon to launch a Farm to School program. Two locations: Mirror Pond at the top of Drake Park, Wednesdays 3–7 pm, June 3 – mid-Oct. and St. Charles Medical Center east parking lot, Fridays 2–6pm, June 5 –Sept. www.bendfarmersmarket.com. Central Oregon Saturday Market 10am-4pm. Look for the canopies and come enjoy the arts, crafts, food and music. Indulge yourself and buy gifts for friends and family. There is something for everyone at the Central Oregon Saturday Market. The COSM has been active since 1974 and getting larger and more diverse each year. Our show season runs from Memorial Day weekend (a two day affair) through mid-September. Child Car Seat Clinic Usually meets on the 3rd Wednesday 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! Inspections of child safety seats will be available on an individual basis but appointments will be required. 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 Pancakes for Kids Got Hungry Kids? Come to Pancakes for Kids every Sunday from 8:30-9:30am. Free pancakes and juice for all kids ages 10 and under. At agape Harvest

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Color Guide: Bend Sisters Redmond Fellowship, 52460 Skidgel Rd., La Pine. Questions? Call Pastor J.D. Lee at 541-536-9390. Kiddoz Craft Day- Every Tues. at 9:30am, FREE. Parents Night Out-June 4th and 18th, 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. Madras Meet and Greet Every Friday at 8am come and enjoy a cup of Coffee at Coffee Cuppers, Hosted by different businesses. Come and meet and greet local Business People and share your Business Announcements and/or community announcements. Call the Chamber for locations and more information 541-475-2350. Madras Saturday Market At Sahalee Park in Madras – come and enjoy free entertainment and homemade wares from around Central Oregon. 9-2pm every Saturday in June, July and Aug. Mothers Of Preschoolers (MOPS) Bend-North Chapter Women with children birth to 6yrs are invited to attend our bi-monthly meetings Sept.-May, Fridays from 9-11:30am. Enjoy childcare, breakfast, speakers and crafts for Moms. No meetings on holidays or school closures. Come get connected. We meet at Church of the Nazarene, 1270 NE 27th Street. 541-383-3464 for more info or email at thewymanfamily@msn.com. NorthWest Crossing Saturday Farmers’ Market June 26 - Sept. 25, 10am-2pm. Sponsored by NorthWest Crossing & Clear 101.7. This exciting outdoor market will host live music and a variety of vendors and artisans. Everything from fresh, artisan cheese and eggs, to orchard-fresh fruit and berries, herbs, meat, organic skincare products and so much more! 6th Annual Redmond Farmers Market Every Monday from June 7th -August 30th. *New Location*, Centennial Park, Between 7th & 8th Street on Evergreen. www.redmondfarmersmarket.com. The Crossings Lounge at The Riverhouse The Betty Berger Big Band plays the 2nd and 4th Sundays from 6-9pm featuring music from the 40’s, 50’s, Big Band Era and Swing. There is a $7 cover charge for this event. Hotel guests get in free with your room key. www.riverhouse.com.

June 2nd It’s in The Bag: Lunchtime Lectures June 2nd, Noon. At Oregon State University, Cascades Campus, 2600 NW College Way, Bend, OR 97701. OSU-Cascades’ annual free lunchtime lecture series showcases the range of research and scholarship underway by our faculty. The series invites you to bring a brown bag lunch and get an in-depth look at faculty research projects and understand how they relate to your world. www.visitbend.com.

June 3rd

The Helio Sequence & Empty Space Orchestra June 3rd, 8pm. Excited about Band of Horses? The Helio Sequence is Brandon Summers and Benjamin Weikel (formerly of Modest Mouse). Hankystar Presents PDXchange Program Concert Series. Bringing the very best of Portland indie rock to the Tower Theatre. Tickets: General Admission $15 plus venue fees, All ages (Minors seated in balcony). www.towertheatre.org.

June 4th

First Friday Gallery Walk June 4th 5-9pm. Galleries in downtown Bend, Northwest Crosssing 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. Art Adventure Gallery Reception June 4th, 5:30pm at 185 SW 5th St. Madras (all our welcomed) for more information call 541-475-7701. www.madraschamber.com. Annie Jr. June 4th, 7pm and 5th, 2pm. 5th grade-High School Spring Musical Production The June 5th performance is at 2pm. Tickets are $10 and include dessert at intermission. Tickets may not be available at the door, please call to confirm that seats are available at the door. www.bendchamber.org. Sunriver Music Festival Young Artist Scholarship Concerts June 4th, 7pm at the Tower Theater in Bend, and June 6th at Holy Trinity

Sunriver Madras Prineville Lapine Church in Sunriver. This popular concert showcases the top 2010 Young Artist Scholarship recipients in an unforgettable show of young talent. www.sunrivermusic.org. Northwest Community Balloons Over Bend. June 4-6th. Balloons launch early each morning Friday-Sunday from approximately 6-6:30am with over 20 balloons. Night Glow on Saturday evening, June 5 from approximately 8:30-10pm. During the day on SaturdaySunday, enjoy live music, a children’s festival area, food and craft vendors (from 11-8pm on Saturday and Sunday from 11-6pm) and a Street Painting Festival on the footbridge. www.balloonsoverbend.com.

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Beard Team USA Nationals June 5th, 1-9pm at the Les Schwab Amphitheater. National beard and mustache championships and related activities. Tickets are $10. Live music by El Loco at 8:30pm. Beer from Boneyard Brewing and food from several local vendors. Categories include: Best moustache (Beards are allowed in this category but the contestants will be judged on their moustaches only) Best partial beard (Includes goatees, van dykes, sideburns, musketeers, etc.) Best full beard. (Styling aids are permitted.) Freestyle. (Anything goes. Anything. Be creative.) www.theoldmill.com. High Desert Rhubarb Festival June 5th. Free admission. The Central Oregon Dutch Oven Society will be baking and cooking dozens of recipes using rhubarb, 6 samples for $5.00. Music throughout the day and vendors set up throughout the nursery. For more information go to www.LSGardens.com. Larkspur Festival June 5th, 10am. Larkspur Park/ Bend Senior Center, 1700 SE Reed Market Road, Bend, OR 97702, 541-388-1133. This family centered event will feature activities and games for children, live entertainment, craft and vendor sales and the OSU Master Gardener Plant Sale. www.visitbend.com. Camp Fire USA Central Oregon Hosts Annual Family Fun Run June 5th, reg. at 8:30am and run begins at 10am. At Cascade Middle School Track. A day of family fun and healthy living! Fun Run presented by Fred Meyer is a time to bring the whole family and celebrate your health! Strollers, wheelchairs and dogs on leashes are encouraged to attend! Runners will have a 30-minute heat to accomplish as many laps as possible. 10 laps around the track (2.5 miles) during an assigned heat earns all kids a Camp Fire prize. There will be games, snacks, face painting and more! Dogs will earn a prize too! Bring the whole family and Get Outside! $12/individual, $35/family of 4 (each additional child $5), Fido is Free! For more information contact 382-4682. www.campfireusaco.org.

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Heaven Can Wait Run June 6th, 10am. Old Mill District and Drake Park. Heaven can Wait Walk/Run for breast cancer. Benefiting the Sara Fisher breast cancer project of St. Charles Foundation. www.heavencanwait.org. Crook County Habitat for Humanity Bunco Party Fund Raiser June 6th, 2pm. Fundraiser will aide next home build. Cash and door prizes. Something for everyone! Come, enjoy and have fun! Families Welcome. At the Eagles Lodge, 235 NE 4th St., Prineville. Cost: $5 per person. www.visitprineville.com. Cascade Winds, Back Home in the U.S.A. June 6th, 2pm. The Cascade Winds Symphonic Band will present the final concert of their 2009-2010 season under the baton of music director Dan Judd, at Summit High School auditorium. This concert is free of charge, although donations are gratefully accepted. www.cascadewinds.com.

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TOYZ FOR FOOD fund-raiser, June 11 & 12, 10-4 at 1036 NE Fifth St. Adults’and kids’ indoor and outdoor recreation gear, games, toys, puzzles, sports equipment and anything related to play or fun. All proceeds go to Feed the Hungry that provides 5500 meals a month to homeless and low-income individuals and families. Please bring donations of toys, games and gear to the Center, Mon-Sat., 9-5 between now and June 10. We’ll need volunteers for June 10 to do set-up and volunteers on the days of the sale, especially at 4pm on June 12 to pack up left-overs. Let me know if any of the following time slots work for you. In addition, we welcome donations of toys, games and gear. Contact: mary@bendscommunitycenter.org 70th Annual Sisters Rodeo - “The Biggest Little Show in the World” June 11-13th. Specialty acts, rodeo clowns, bullfighters and more. 800-827-7522 or www.sistersrodeo.com

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Let’s Pull Together June 12th, 8am. Various sites, Bend, OR. Pull up your sleeves and dig in. Get dirty, get involved and get festive after at the Westside Venue in the Old Mill District. We look forward to seeing you at one of the sites! www.visitbend.com. (June events cont. on pg 24)

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June 13th

The Footzone 2010 Dirty Half Marathon: A Benefit for the Deschutes Basin Land Trust. June 13th. Race for a great cause! Click link above for race details or to download a registration form. NO RACE DAY REGISTRATION! Any Questions? Please contact Super Dave Thomason by email at superdave@footzonebend.com or by phone at 541-317-3568. www.envirocenter.org. Summer Sunday Concerts June 13th, 2:30-4:30pm at the Les Schwab Amphitheater. Free featuring-The Lights Out & Rosa’s Buds (Indie Rock). www.theoldmill.com.

June 18th

Pi-Ume-Shaw Celebration June 18-20. Enjoy a Rodeo, Food Vendors, Arts and Crafts and History about the Treaty of the Warm Springs Reservation. Warm Springs Oregon.

June 19th

Bend Airport Day June 19th, 8am. Bend Airport, 63132 Powell Butte Rd., Bend, OR 97701. Start off your summer AND Father’s Day weekend with a thrill-filled family day at the Bend Airport! www.visitbend.com. Canine Carnival June 19th, 9am. Desert Sage Agility Arena, 24035 Dodds Rd., Bend, Oregon 97701. Promoting a healthy relationship between you and your dog! The carnival is a place to view demos of Dog Activities such as Agility, Rally, Carting, Scootering, etc. Browse wonderful booths of dog and human products & services. Listen in on a information talk of Pet First Aid. Try you luck in the great Raffle! Come join us! All proceeds benefit the High Desert Search Dogs, a local non-profit Search & Rescue training group! Pre-register for our FREE event and get entered into a special door prize! www.visitbend.com. Summer Shootout Marble Contest June 19th, 7pm. Des Chutes Historical Museum, 129 NW Idahp Ave, Bend, OR 97701, 541-3123100. Kicking off summer, old school! Join the Museum and register in our old fashioned marble tournament. In addition to the tournament, there will be marble free play throughout the day, lawn games, picnic fare, and other fun activities. www.visitbend.com. Sisters Wine & Brew Festival June 19th, 11-5pm. Celebrates wonderful wines and brews of the Pacific Northwest. The day will also include live music, wine and beer pairing classes, cooking demos, art vendors, a VIP section, and fantastic food. All against the backdrop of Sisters, Oregon. This western town features fabulous scenery, accommodations, retail and restaurants. Entrance to the festival is free. Village Green Park, Sisters, Or . www.sisterscountry.com.

June 20th

Merle Haggard Concert June 20th, 5pm at the Les Schwab Amphitheater. The Country Music Hall of Famer is embarking this Spring and Summer on a full US tour that will bring him and his backing band The Strangers to Bend. Haggard’s live set comprises of a mix of his classic hits from the 60’s and 70’s as well as newer material from the album he’s been working on and that is slated for a May release. Reserved advance tickets: $59 / GA advance tickets: $36 Plus Ticketmaster fees. www. theoldmill.com. Bend Lions Club 40th Father’s Day Demolition Derby June 20th, 11am. Deschutes County Fair Grounds, Yew exit at Hwy 97, Redmond, OR 97756, 541-410-4667. Bend Sunrise Lions Club 40th Anniversary Demolition Derby. We are also looking for Sponsors and Derby Drivers. Come out and join the fun at this annual Charity Event! www.visitbend.com.

June 23rd

Crooked River Roundup June 23-27th. Pricing: Box Seats: $16, General Admission: $14, Children under 12: $10. www.crookedriverroundup.com.

Sunriver Madras Prineville Lapine Western Daze 2010 June 25th-27th: Friday, 10am to 8pm, Saturday, 10am to 5pm, Sunday, 10am to 2pm. Pioneer Park, Prineville.

J u n e 26th

The Bite of Bend June 26-27th, 11am. Bond Street, Bend, OR 97701. The Sterling Savings Bank Bite of Bend, held on June 26th & 27th in Downtown Bend, is Central Oregon’s most exciting and fastest-growing charity event and festival. This event is free to the public and includes a wide array of activities such as the live Iron Chef competition, performance stage, beer garden, fine food and wine as well as a children’s area; not to mention local food booths offering “bites” of their locally created provisions. www.visitbend.com. 2nd Annual Concert for the Canyon June 26th, 4-9pm. A fundraiser for Wolftree. For more info contact Januet Zuelk. www.sisterscountry.com. Splash for Pink June 26th. A day to raise money for breast cancer research as well as raise funds to support the care of local breast cancer patients. All net proceeds from this event will be donated to the Celilo Cancer Center Fund at the Mid-Columbia Health Foundation and the OHSU Knight Cancer Institute. Three Ways to Show Your Support: Raft with us! Come enjoy the beauty and excitement of the Deschutes River 13 mile raft trip. Trip price is $69 per person before June 15thand $79 per person after June 15th and for day of registration. Trip price includes guides and all equipment. To book a trip, please register online at www.SplashForPink.com or call. Volunteer! We will need volunteers to help with parking, set-up and take down and logistics. Volunteers will receive a T-shirt and lunch! Please email keelia@deschutesriver.com for more information about volunteering. Sponsor the Event! We are looking for event sponsors large and small. To learn about how this partnership could benefit your company please contact Sarah Ashley at 800-395-3903 or sarah@deschutesriver.com. Relay for Life June 26-27th. Family fun, everyone welcome at the La Pine High School. For more information contact Julie Fincher at 541-420-1051 or Carol Gray 541-815-3616. www.lapine.org.

J u n e 27th

Summer Sunday Concerts June 27th, 2:30-4:30pm at the Les Schwab Amphitheater. Free featuring-Empty Space Orchestra (Electronica/Jazz/Rock) www.theoldmill.com.

J u n e 29th

Steve Earle Solo Acoustic June 29th, 8pm. Just awarded for Best Contemporary Folk Album at the 2010 Grammys for his most recent album, “Townes”, Steve Earle comes to Bend! Steve Earle releases his highly anticipated follow up to the Grammy Awardwinning album Washington Square Serenade, via New West Records. The 15song set is comprised of songs written by Earle’s friend and mentor, the late singer-songwriter, Townes Van Zandt. Tickets: Reserved Seating $49 and $39. www.towertheatre.org.

J u n e 30th

Music on the Green June 30th, 6-7:30pm. At Sam Johnson Park, Redmond. Free to Attend!! Bring a lawn chair and a friend, to enjoy Music on the Green. Food and Craft Vendors on site. www.visitredmondoregon.com All Rock-Hound Pow-wow June 30-July 4th at the Jefferson County Fair Complex. Come and enjoy kids activities and vendors with their rocks and minerals. www.madraschamber.com.

Crook County Parks and Recreation Events

June 24th

HIKING - WOMEN’S 50+: Join Parks and Rec and explore some of the best spots in Central Oregon. Bring your comforts, snacks, and water. Meets the first 3 Thursdays of each month. Meet at 8:45am at pool parking lot. Thursdays,through July 15 from 9am to 2pm. $60.00 ID, $90.00 OD.

June 25th

WARD PARK COMMUNITY GARDEN: First come, first serve! Large plots are $40 and small plots are $30 for the season. All necessities included in fee. Season is May 1 to October 15. Call or stop by with questions! Applications now being accepted.

Family Night June 24th, 5:30-7:30pm. At the Village Green Park. Free to the public. Bar-BQue, crafts for kids & music. Sponsored by Sisters Park & Recreation. www.sistersparkandrecreation.com Four Winds Foundation Hosts a Beginning Beekeeping Workshop June 25-27th. At their location in Terrebonne, OR. Les Crowder of New Mexico will be the presenter. The June 25 presentation will be given by local naturalist Jim Anderson on bees and their important role as pollinators. For details/ directions, please contact: Maggie at 541 815-8131 or www.fwfoundation.com or www.envirocenter.org. Hullabaloo at NorthWest Crossing June 25th, 10am. NorthWest Crossing, Bend, OR. A weekend celebration as unique as its name! An unofficial kickoff to summer, it’s a variety of fun activities for the entire family. www.visitbend.com.

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ICE CREAM SOCIAL & SWIM: June 11th, 1-4pm. Ice Cream from 24pm! Wrist Bands are $3 ID, $5 OD (includes swim and 1 ice cream w/all the fixings!). Wrist bands are limited first come, first serve. Tickets on sale at 12:30PM (day of event) in front of pool. YOUTH SCHOLARSHIPS: Youth scholarships are available for Parks and Recreation Programs. School District Free or Reduced Lunch Program participants qualify. Scholarships also given on an individual basis. Crook County Parks and Recreation - 447-1209, www.ccprd.org

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SUMMER READING PROGRAM The DESCHUTES PUBLIC LIBRARY June 19 – August 21, 2010

Library Website: www.dpls.lib.or.us

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Bend Public Library

601 NW Wall, 541-617-7097 Toddlin Tales: For ages 18-36 mo. Stories, songs, rhymes, tickles, movement. Tues. at 10:15 and 11am and Wed. at 10:15am. Come early, space is limited. Baby Steps: Stories, songs, rhymes. For infants 0-18 months. 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. Pajama Party: Ages 3-5. Weds, June 30 and July 28th at 6:45pm.

Crook Cty. Public Library

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

Lapine Public Library

16425 1st St., 541-312-1090 Family Fun Story Time: Ages 0-5yrs with an adult. Listening, singing and dancing for an active and exciting time for you and your child. Every Tues. at 10:30. Adult Laptop Lab: June 23rd, 6:30pm and 26th, 10am. Have questions about Word, Excel? Need extra computer time? Art Exhibit: Randi Julianus, Through September

Sisters Public Library

110 N Cedar Ave., 541-312-1072

Family Fun Story Time: Ages 0-5yrs. Wed. at 10:30am.

Familypalooza! Entertainment for the Whole Family. Tales of Whales, presented by the Oregon Coast Aquarium Bend: June 23, 6:30 pm / Boys and Girls Club La Pine: June 23, 10:00 am / La Pine Highschool Auditorium Redmond: June 24, 10:00 am / M.A. Lynch Elementary Sisters: June 24, 2:00 pm / Sisters Elementary Sunriver Area Public Library: June 23, 2:00 pm Music in Action, Rich Glauber, troubadour/music educator Bend Public Library: July 20, 6:30 pm La Pine Public Library: July 20, 10:30 am Redmond Public Library: July 21, 10:30 am Sisters Public Library: July 21, 2:00 pm Sunriver Area Public Library: July 20, 2:00 pm Myrna the Mermaid and the Golden Key Puppet Show by Penny’s Puppet Productions Bend: August 5, 6:30 pm / Juniper Elementary La Pine Public Library: August 5, 10:15 am Redmond: August 6, 10:15 am / M. A. Lynch Elementary Sisters: August 6, 2:00 pm / Sisters Elementary Sunriver Area Public Library: August 5, 2:00 pm Let’s Find Nemo! One of Disney’s most-loved movies will be shown. Bend Public Library: June 28, 6:00 pm La Pine Public Library: July 24, 10:30 am Redmond Public Library: July 12, 1:00 pm Sisters Public Library: July 15, 3:00 pm Sunriver Area Public Library: July 8, 1:30 pm

Madras Public Library

241 SE 7th St., 541-475-3351 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.

Sunriver Public Library

56855 Venture Lane, 541-312-1080 Family Fun Story Time: Every Tues. starting June 15th 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 Book: June 3rd, 12-1pm. Read and discuss “The Sparrow” by Mary Doria Russell. Participants are encouraged to bring lunches. Teen Territory Game Day: 3-4:30pm on June 3rd, 10th, 17th. Come hang out, listen to music, do your homework, or board games and cards available. Meeting room; librarian in room; free and open to 6th-12th graders. Pajama Party Story Time: Theme: “Summertime Fun”. June 22nd, 6:30-7pm. Wear your favorite pajamas’ and bring your favorite cuddly stuffed animal and enjoy a few stories before bedtime. Live Read: June 23rd, 6:30-7:30pm. A program in which attendees sit in comfy chairs around the fireplace and listen to great short fiction read out loud by library staff.

TEEN SUMMER READING PROGRAM June 19-August 21, 2010 Bend Just Add Water!: June 22 • 3-5pm Walking on Water: July 8 • 6:307:30pm. Meet at Alder Creek Kayak & Canoe, 805 SW Industrial Way Video Gaming: July 13 • 3-5pm A Day at the Beach: July 20 • 3-5pm Fly Fishing: July 31 • 3:30-5pm Summer Movie: August 3 • 3-5pm Video Gaming: August 10 • 3-5pm Disc Golf*: Aug 11 • 6:30-7:30pm Crazy Craftacular: August 17 • 3-5pm. Duct tape and shrinky dink accessories

La Pine Video Gaming: June 2 • 1-3:30pm, July 8, Aug 4 • 3-5pm Just Add Water!: June 16 • 13:30pm Water Olympics: June 23 • 3-5pm Crazy Craftacular: July 6 • 2-4pm, Papermaking Fly Fishing: July 17 • 11am12:30pm Summer Movie: July 21 • 3-5pm A Day at the Beach: August 16 • 3-5pm

Sisters Redmond All programs 2-4pm Just Add Water!: June 17 • 1-3pm Just Add Water!: June 18 Video Gaming: June 24, July 15, Video Gaming: July 6, August 17 August 19, 1-3pm Crazy Craftacular: July 13 • wind Crazy Craftacular: July 8 • 1:30chimes 3:30pm Let’s Fly Kites!: July 20 Wind chimes: August 5 • 1-3pm, Summer Movie: July 27 Shrinky dinks Crazy Craftacular: August 3 • Summer Movie: July 29 • 1-3pm shrinky dinks A Day at the Beach: August 12, 1:30- A Day at the Beach: August 10 3:30pm Sunriver Area Just Add Water!: June 9 • 1:30-3:30 pm Summer Movie: June 18 • 1-3:30pm Video Gaming: June 30 • 12:30-2:30pm, July 28 • 3-5pm, Aug. 25 • 3-5pm Crazy Craftacular: July 14 • 3-5pm, Papermaking A Day at the Beach: August 11 • 3-5pm

River Readers

A Weekly Creative Program for Ages 6-11. Stories, games, and crafts, all about things wild, wet, and wonderful to enjoy!

Bend Public Library Thursdays, 1:30 pm July 1 / Shark Tank July 8 / Swamp Stomp July 15 / Ooh! An Octopus July 22 / Sea Monsters July 29 / Surfin’ Safari August 5 / Yo Ho August 12 / Boats Ahoy

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La Pine Public Library Wednesdays, 10:30 am June 30 / Shark Tank July 7 / Swamp Stomp July 14 / Ooh! An Octopus July 21 / Sea Monsters July 28 / Surfin’ Safari August 4 / Yo Ho August 11 / Boats Ahoy

Redmond Public Library Tuesdays, 1:30 pm June 29 / Shark Tank July 6 / Swamp Stomp July 13 / Ooh! An Octopus July 20 / Sea Monsters July 27 / Surfin’ Safari August 3 / Yo Ho August 10 / Boats Ahoy

Sisters Public Library Tuesdays, 10:30 am June 29 / Shark Tank July 6 / Swamp Stomp July 13 / Ooh! An Octopus July 20 / Sea Monsters July 27 / Surfin’ Safari August 3 / Yo Ho August 10 / Boats Ahoy

Sunriver Area Public Library Wednesdays, 1:30 pm June 30 / Shark Tank July 7 / Swamp Stomp July 14 / Ooh! An Octopus July 21 / Sea Monsters July 28 / Surfin’ Safari August 4 / Yo Ho August 11 / Boats Ahoy

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G O T C U LT U R E ? The Art Station

Art Start Ages 2-4. June 21-24th, 9am-9:45. Experience the extraordinary world of art as you and your child paint, work in clay, create collage masterpieces and more! Using drawing and painting tools helps children develop fine motor skills at their important “pre-writing” stage. A caregiver must accompany each child. No child under two allowed during class. $45

Classes *Inks and solvents are supplied for all classes. purchase.

June 2010 Gallery Exhibition: Not Cast in Stone and Au Naturel Unique contemporary sculpture featuring works by Alex and Sandy Anderson, Nancy Dasen, Danae Bennett – Miller and Lillian Pitt highlight Not Cast in Stone June’s exhibition. Atelier 6000 also celebrates the human form in an additional exhibition during June entitled Au Naturel. Works are created by students and professional artists at the Figure Drawing Open Studio Lab at Central Oregon Community College. June 4, Opening Artist Reception, 5:30–8:30pm; Artist print demonstrations from 5:30–8pm.

Art and More Ages 4–6. June 21-24th, 10-Noon. Art and bookswinning 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, clay drawing and collage. Bring a healthy snack. $70 Clay Garden Ages 4-6, June 21-24th, 1-4pm. Ages 8-12, June 21-24th, 9-Noon. You will make a variety of pots to hold and grow flowers and produce in. You will also make fanciful clay to look like flowers, vegetables and fruit to decorate your home room. $89

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June Workshop: Artist in Residence Program Working side by side with accomplished artists who specialize in a particular field of art students study and learn techniques that are creative and inspirational. Open invigorating dialogue inspires curiosity and challenges courage in art making. Printing Solar June 18–20. Etched by sunlight and treated in water, solar plate is a unique and distinctive printmaking technique. The printmaking plate has a polymer photosensitive surface attached to a steel backing. To achieve a wide range of printed effects artists make prints by working directly onto the plate with printing inks, or create images by exposing the plate through a transparent film, or utilize opaque drawing materials, photographs or photocopies. The solar plate holds incredible detail producing images with depth. Mixed-media artists and painters who wish to explore and expand their artistry will be able to include solar etching in their work. All levels. $150 + $35 studio fee. Instructor: Barbara Mason ArtTalk: June 18, 7–8:30pm, “Printing Solar”. Free and open to the public. Workshop: June 19, 10am–3pm / Sun, June 20, 10am–2pm. Barbara Mason is an artist/printmaker who lives in Aloha, Oregon. She was introduced to printmaking in 1985 and has been fine-tuning her skills ever since. Barbara has shown her work nationally and internationally for the last 25 years.

“Dancing Crane” sculpture by Danae Bennett-Miller

Camp Cartoon Ages 6-8. June 28th-July 1st, 9-Noon. Learn the basics of cartooningheads, faces, hands, expressions, animals, objects and figures. $89 Dr. Suess and You! Ages 6-8, June 28-July 1st,9-Noon. Create your own unique and wonderful creatures in clay and glaze them with wild colors. $89 Exporing Paint Ages 6-8. June 28-July 1st, 1-4pm. Have fun painting in watercolor and tempera as you let loose your imagination. $89 Draw Draw Draw Ages 8-12, June 21-24th,1-4pm. Using a variety of drawing techniques you will explore basic drawing techniques including perspective, shape and shadow and design. Bring 18x24 sketchbook. $89 Music Masks and More Ages 8-12, June 21-25, 9-3pm. Learn the basics of constructing a wellfitting mask, then bring the mask to life by participating in a mini-musical. Classes taught at the Cascade Community School of Music. $195 Galaxy Art Ages 8-12. June 28-July 1st, 9-Noon. Create fantastic art projects in paint, sculpture, collage and more as we explore space. $89 Animal Kingdom Ages 8-12. June 28-July 1st, 1-4pm. Bring your favorite animals to live in clay. Learn basic 3-D concepts such as balance, shape and methods of construction. $89 TEEN/ADULT Dance of Line and Watercolor June 21-25th, M/W/F, 9-4pm. Theme is drawing and painting botanicals. $115 Terracotta Containers June 23-July 14th,W, 6-9pm. You will learn about the properties of this low-fire clay, interesting ways to decorate it and use it. $108 Sun Plaques June 29th, 6-9pm. Create terracotta sun plaques for your home or garden. $35 Mosiac Art June 21-Aug. 2nd, M, 6-9pm. Learn about the history, materials and tools as you create unique pieces of functional and decorative artwork. $126 The Art Station is a project of the non-profit Arts Central. It is a learning center for the creative arts. For more information or to get a class catalog, call 541-617-1317, 313 SW Shevlin Hixon Dr., Bend 97702 or check the Arts Central website for the class catalog online at www.bendartstation.org. Contact Ingrid at 22ingrid@ artscentraloregon.org.

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Limited Print Subscription Program In 2010, Atelier 6000 will offer 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. Note: All printmaking classes include the use of the equipment, tools and inks. Paper is available for purchase.

High Desert Museum

New Summer Hours and Rates Open 9am to 5pm daily through Oct. 31. Adults $15; ages 65 plus, $12; ages 5-12, $9; ages 4 and younger, free. Summer Camps Cool Communities (5-6 yrs.) July 5-9 and 26-30th. Did you know forests were communities too? In this cool class, children have the opportunity to explore the different communities of the High Desert—people and wild communities. Through a variety of fun and creative activities, children will learn what communities are, who lives in them, how they change, and much more! This class will include arts and crafts, science, and a lot of outdoor exploration. Creature Feature (5-6 yrs.) July 12-16, Aug. 2-6. Experience the wild side with this High Desert animal class! Children will learn about the different critters that call this place home. Reptiles, birds, and mammals will all be featured; what they eat, where they live, and what makes them unique! Children will get the chance to meet our animal ambassadors periodically throughout the week. Frontier Fun (5-6 yrs.) July 19-23, Aug. 9-13th. Ever wondered what life on the High Desert frontier was like? Well, here’s your chance! Featuring our exhibits and 1880s Homestead, children will get the opportunity to explore the culture and stories of the High Desert by examining artifacts and doing authentic, hands-on pioneer games, chores, and activities! Picture the World (7-9 yrs.) July 5-9 and 26-30th. There are lots of different ways to look at the world around you, and through the lens of a camera is one of the best (and most fun)! In this class, children will spend the week exploring nature through photography.


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Dig It! (7-9 yrs.) July 12-16, Aug. 2-6. In this archaeology-inspired class kids can uncover cool artifact replicas from a frontier town at an outdoor simulated dig pit. They’ll use real archaeological tools and methods and might just formulate a hypothesis or two!

Kids’ Classes and Rocket Science Classes Begin June 21st. These are fun ”hands on” classes where you can learn about everything from owl puke to building rockets. See our website for class details, daily schedule and prices.

Desert Dwellers (7-9 yrs.) July 19-23, Aug. 9-13th. Learn all about the inhabitants of the High Desert in this ‘wildly’ fun class! Go behind the scenes at our wildlife habitat exhibits and learn how to prepare food for animals as well as create playful activities that keep the animals healthy and happy. Be prepared to encounter raptors, reptiles, and mammals!

Astronomy Week June 29-July 3. A special series of evening programs will be offered. Details will be posted here.

Daily Programs Free with Museum admission. This schedule is subject to change daily check with Admissions Desk to confirm: 541-382-4754, ext. 271. 11am Birds of Prey Talk: Meet a magnificent raptor close-up and learn about them from the wildlife staff. 1pm Keeper Talk: Find out from the animal keepers what it is like to care for wildlife at their habitats throughout the Museum (check with front desk for schedule) 2pm Otter Talk: See the amazing world of the river otter. Touch furs and skulls and learn about the Museum’s river otter, Thomas. 2:45 pm Spirit of the West Exhibit Tours: Journey with a guide from a Native American rock shelter, through a mining operationand a recreated 1885 settlement town. Weekly Programs 10-2pm, The Otter Den: A fun, new creative lay and learning space! Children ages 2-5 and their parents can experience changing themes each week, from tumbling to bubble play. 12-4pm, KOHD Wild Wednesdays: Visitors ages 7 to 12 and their parents will discover obscure parts of the Museum on weekly scavenger hunts. Use puzzles to find all the hidden treasure chests and get a Museum prize. Themes of the adventure change each month. 11am-3pm, Weekends: Living History at the Homestead: Go back more than a century and meet pioneers at a re-created High Desert ranch. Join them in chores around the cabin too. 10:30am, Tuesdays: Totally Touchable Tales: Storytelling that opens preschoolers’ eyes, ears, and hearts to the natural and cultural wonders of the High Desert, with activities such as puppet play and quick craft projects for ages 2 to 5.

The High Desert Museum is nationally acclaimed for telling the story of America’s High Desert through indoor and outdoor: wildlife habitats; interactive, experiential play spaces for children; living history performances; natural and cultural exhibits; Native American and Western art; and music, nature trails, tours and special programs for all ages. A wild getaway on 135 forested acres, it is just five minutes from Bend on South Highway 97. Winter Hours through April 30th: 10am-4pm daily. Admission: adult, $10; senior (65+) $9; ages 5 to 12, $6; ages 4 and younger, free. High Desert Museum 541-382-4754, www. highdesertmuseum.org

Sunriver Nature Center & Observatory Native Plants - A Primer

June 3, 6:30-7:30pm. Prepare for the SNCO Wildflower Show by learning about native plants and noxious weeds. Bend - Deschutes County Library on Wall St. FREE Eco-Hikes in Central Oregon June 5, 12, 19 & 26th, 9am-Noon. Join a naturalist for an informative hike at one of several Central Oregon destinations. We’ll explore wildlife, geology, wildflowers, and whatever comes our way. Bring water, a snack, meet at the Nature Center and we’ll carpool to the trailhead. Group size will be 5 to 12 people. $12 Adults, $8 Children and $10 SNCO members. Pre-registration & pre-payment are required. Central Oregon Wildflower Show June 11, 12, & 13th, 9am–4pm. Over 100 live specimens on display and experts to answer questions. Includes Nature Center visit. $5 Adults $2 Children (ages 2-12) $2 Members

Owl Prowl Beginning June 25th and every Friday during the summer from 89pm. Take an evening stroll to see the nocturnal creatures in Sunriver. Minimum group 5 maximum of 25 people. $4 Adults, $2 Children (ages 2-12) and SNCO members are free. Pre-registration & pre-payment are required. Sunriver Nature Center & Observatory is located at 57245 River Road, Sunriver, OR. 541593-4442. Hours are March 20-27th, 10-4pm. Observatory is Wed, Fri. and Sat., 8-10pm. Admission rates are $2, adults, $1 child (ages 2-12) at the Nature Center and $6, adults, $4, child (ages 2-12) at the Observatory. 541-593-4394 www.sunrivernaturecenter.org

BEAT

Theatrical Arts

All classes will be held at the BEAT Studio (300 Scott St./behind Sparrow Bakery.) You can sign up directly through BEAT by downloading a registration form from www.beatonline. org. Call 541-419-5558 if you have questions about how to sign up for one of the following classes:

Various classes throughout the summer such as Acting, Photography, Auditioning, Improv, Film Making, Dance Drama and Vocal Workshop. Check out their website for more dates, times and cost.

Ken Ludwig’s LEND ME A TENOR June 4-20th. Wed-Sat., 7:30pm and Sun, 2pm. It’s September 1934, and Saunders, the general manager of the Cleveland Grand Opera Company, is primed to welcome world famous tenor Tito Morelli, to appear for one night only as Otello. The star arrives late and, through a hilarious series of mishaps, is given a double dose of tranquilizers, passes out, and is presumed dead. In a frantic attempt to salvage the evening, Saunders persuades his assistant to go on instead. A sensation on Broadway and in London’s West End, this madcap, screwball comedy is guaranteed to leave audiences teary-eyed with laughter. www.cascadestheatrical.org. 2nd Street Theatre Presents “The Laramie Project” Presented by Rever June 3-6. In October 1998 a twenty one year old student at the University of Wyoming was kidnapped, severely beaten and left to die, tied to a fence in the middle of the prairie outside Laramie, Wyoming. His bloody, bruised and battered body was not discovered until the next day, and he died several days later in an area hospital. His name was Matthew Shepard and he was the victim of this assault because he was gay. Moises Kaufman and fellow members of the Tectonic Theater Project made six trips to Laramie over the course of a year and a half in the aftermath of the beating and during the trial of the two young men accused of killing Shepard. They conducted more than 200 interviews with the people of the town. Kaufman and Tectonic Theater members have constructed a deeply moving theatrical experience from these interviews and thier own experiences. THE LARAMIE PROJECT is a breathtaking theatrical collage that explores the depths to which humanity can sink and the heights of compassion which we are capable. www.2ndstreettheatre. com. Contemporary Gospel Choir of the Cascades (CGCC) The Contemporary Gospel Choir of the Cascades is a fun, inclusive choir that performs in the Central Oregon area. Please contact Julie for more information: 541-390-2441 or check us out on the web: www.freewebs. com/bendgospel.

Evolution of God: Can we Believe in Both? June 17, 6:30pm. Wille Hall, COCC Campus, Bend. Part of the Darwin’s Legacy Series. Tickets required in advance or at the door. Click here for more info. Summer Solstice June 19th, 9-5pm. A special day of learning the importance of Summer Solstice to our natural world. What does nature do with all that sun? Enjoy presentations, displays, activities and solar viewing. $4 Adults $3 Children SNCO Members Free Summer Night Sky Viewing Begins June 19th at the Sunriver Nature Center & Observatory. Join us for a full night of activities starting at 9pm for an introduction to telescopes, 9:30pm for a multi-media presentation and stay for 10:30 guided constellation of the night sky. $6 Adults, $4 Children (ages 2-12) SNCO Members free.

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

For further information call: (541) 593-4394 www.sunrivernaturecenter.org

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AGES 3-7

Dana’s Discovery Kids 541.749.9090

The Land Before Time June 21st-25th Step back in time as we “walk� with these mighty giants of long ago. Create your own dino, explode a volcano and excavate a fossil! 3,2,1...BLAST OFF! June 28th-July 2nd All aboard as we suit up for a trip to outer space! Discover new planets, make a space ship, paint a moon landscape, but look out for the meteorites! The ‘sky’ is the limit! How does your garden grow? July 5th-9th Roll up your sleeves! You might get dirty! Design a flower pot and plant your favorite garden veggie. Try our veggie testing and vegetable painting. See ya in the garden! Don’t Bug Me! July 12th-16th Ladybugs, butterflies and fireflies oh my! Examine bug habitats up close. Create your own bug to take home and release ladybugs in your own garden! A “Whale� of a Tail! July 19th-23rd All aboard as we set sail in the open ocean in search of the gentle giants of the sea! Keep your life jacket on; you’re in the for a whale of an adventure!

Our camps are designed to encourage your child to explore, question, investigate and create. Each weekly camp session provides a creative and safe learning environment to help keep your little one active during the summer months! Camp Hours: 9:00am-11:55am The Sound of Music July 26th-30th Shake, rattle and roll! Sorry...it might get loud as we design and play our very own musical instruments! Enjoy music and sounds from around the world! Mad Scientist! August 2nd-6th Mix it, float it, squish it, taste it, explode it, TRY IT! Lab coats and goggles are a must! You’re the Author August 9th-13th Mrs. Feller the storyteller will visit each day to read a special story selection! A story related craft will follow each day. Children will enjoy the authors writing station to design their own books. Giddy UP! August 16th-20th Saddle up your favorite steed cowboys and cowgirls as you participate in Dana’s Discovery Kids peewee dude ranch round up! Cardboard Box Adventure August 23rd-27th If you design it, you can make it! Joine your fellow campers as everyone works together to make a grand invention!

Fall Registration in Progress | Dana’s Discovery Kids Preschool | 777 SW Mill View Way, Bend

Feeling Better Already.

Located on the St. Charles Bend Campus 2600 NE Neff Road

541-706-3700 www.BendAid.org 6&,&*HQHULFB&2)DP1HZV

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