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October COTV Channel 11 Breast Cancer Awareness CO Speaks

“Please check our website at www.goodmorningco.com often for an up to the minute listing of when local & statewide candidates will be appearing”.

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Meet Franchon Blake, pioneering Police Woman Halloween Safety Tips, Bend PD Local Motorsports Tip Ron “Rondo” Boozell, Position 5

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Rev. Dr, Steven Koski, Sr. Pastor,4th Jason Conger, Candidate for State Rep., 54th District First Presbyterian Church, Bend What’s Cooking w/Chef John Nelson Out & About in CO Margie Dawson, Candidate for Redmond City Council Local Gear Tip Tower Theatre The Center

Humane Society of CO Local Fitness Tip Sisters Chamber of Commerce

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Bend Parks & Rec. District

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What’s Cooking w/Chef John Nelson Diane Hess, Fair Housing Council Joyce Segers, Candidate for Rep. in Congress, 2nd District

Roger Lee, Ex. Dir., Economic Development for CO

Local Gear Tip

Local Fitness Tip

Red Cross

CTC “Dr. Jekyll & Mr. Hyde”

Redmond Chamber

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St. Charles Health System

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What’s Cooking w/Chef John Nelson Out and About in CO Mike Kozak, Candidate for State Rep., 53rd District Local Gear Tip

Mid Oregon Credit Union Local Fitness Tip

CO Women’s Expo this weekend

Mark Moseley, Candidate for Bend City Council, Position 5

City of Bend

Redmond School District

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What’s Cooking w/Chef John Nelson Out and About in CO Local Gear Tip

Bend Parks & Rec. District

Harvest Northwest

Local Fitness Tip

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KPOV 106.7

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Bend Senior Center

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High Desert Gardening w/Doug Stott GMCO/HSCO “Pet of the Week” Get Outdoors w/Bob Woodward Ted Wheeler, Candidate for Oregon Bachelor Auction at the CO State Treasurer Womens Expo Bend’s Heritage Walk Local Design Tip

October High Desert Hero Bend Chamber of Commerce Byron Maas, DVM, Bend Vet.13th Bend/Lapine Schools 14th Clinic Get Outdoors w/Bob Woodward High Desert Gardening w/Doug Stott Gene Whisnant, Candidate for State Rep., 53rd District Judy Stiegler, Candidate for State Rep., 54th District Local Design Tip Bend’s Heritage Walk Tony DeBone, Candidate for Deschutes County Comm., Position 1 Deschutes Public Library CO Community College

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High Desert Gardening w/Doug Stott GMCO/HSCO “Pet of the Week” Get Outdoors w/Bob Woodward Todd Sensenbach, Home Instead Senior Care Nancy Blankenship, Candidate for Deschutes County Clerk Bend’s Heritage Walk Local Design Tip Redmond Area Parks & Rec. Bend 2030 Dr. Neil Ernst, Pediatrician, Cascade Medical Clinic

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High Desert Gardening w/Doug Stott High Desert Museum Bend’s Heritage Walk

Deschutes County

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GMCO/HSCO “Pet of the Week” Get Outdoors w/Bob Woodward Local Design Tip

Scott Ramsay, Candidate for Bend City Council, Position 7

City Club of Central Oregon

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CO Speaks OSU Gardening Calendar John Huddle, Candidate for State Rep., 53rd District Geri Hauser, Candidate for Deschutes County Clerk CO Speaks

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Candy Craze, limiting candy intake Cris Telfer, Candidate for Oregon State Treasurer Local Motorsports Tip David Asson, Candidate for Sisters City Council CO Speaks 22nd Planting Spring Bulbs

Dallas Brown, Candidate for Deschutes County Comm. Position 1 Local Motorsports Tip United Way of Deschutes County

Ed Onimus, Candidate for Redmond City Council

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CO Speaks Out and About in CO Wells Ashby, Candidate for Judge of the Circuit Court, Dist. 11, Pos. 6 Local Motorsports Tip

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Community Contributors

By Carlo Arredondo, DDS

Linda Balsiger

Page 15 Give Them Wings: Childcare Choosing

Page 15 The Other “Four Letter” Word

Page 17 Family Law Can Be Scary

Page 18 Rabies: Awareness for Protecting the Whole Family

Rachel Martin

BettyJean Schuster

Lillian Quinn

Byron Maas

Page 21 Headaches Are A Sympton: Lets Find The Cause Michelle Jackson

Central Oregon Family News would like to THANK each of our Community Contributors for donating their time and expertise to our monthly publication. Due to these dedicated and generous experts in our community, Central Oregon Family News continues to be the LEADER in family resources, community events, and information throughout Central Oregon. The Central Oregon Family News is owned and operated locally by Family Values Communications, LLC. Distribution of this publication does not constitute an endorsement of the contents or services advertised herein. The Central Oregon Family News reserves the right to refuse articles and advertising for any reason. The contents of this publication and the COFN website are for informational purposes only and are not intended to be a substitute for professional advice or treatment. © 2010 Family Values, LLC. All rights reserved. No part of this publication may be copied or reproduced without prior expressed written permission from Family Values, LLC.

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Dr. Arredondo graduated from the University of Loma Linda School of Dentistry. He has received several awards for academic accomplishments and for his clinical skills. He now lives in Bend with his wife and two boys. Dr. Arredondo has a love for music, photography, outdoor activity, and remains active on his church’s worship team. He currently is practicing at Bend Family Dentistry. He can be reached by visiting www.bendfamilydentistry.com.

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I recently had an opportunity to speak to some elementary aged children. We have all heard the old idiom: “From the mouth of babes…” Well, my simple question for this group of youngsters was “What are your teeth for?” The overwhelming response was that teeth are for chewing and smiling. Later that day I reflected upon this and felt quite astonished at the wisdom in their youthful response. When one gets right down to it, teeth really are for chewing and smiling. This edition of Tooth Talk gets at the issue of what to do when one or more teeth need to be restored with crowns in order to keep us chewing and smiling normally. So, allow me to discuss with you the concept of a crown, what many refer to as a “cap”. Many of you may have had your dentist or hygienist tell you one or more of your teeth will need a crown. Maybe you have left their office feeling less than certain what a crown is and why you even need it. Let me help shed some light on what crowns do for you and why your dentist includes them in your treatment plan. If part of a tooth is missing or broken off and a “filling” cannot be supported by the remaining tooth structure then a crown is needed. Maybe you have thought to yourself, “Why not just put a filling in the thing?” You see, a filling is best when it remains within the perimeter of a tooth, what we call the “occlusal table” or the top. The larger a filling has to be in order to repair a tooth, the less chewing strength that tooth ultimately has over the long haul. It would be like a football player only putting on half of his protective gear for a big game. Sure, he has some degree of protection against injury, but not as much as his fully reinforced team mates. He ultimately becomes less effective at his designated role on the team. It is the same with teeth. When fillings have to replace more and more of your tooth it becomes like an unprotected football player, less effective and prone to injury. Crowns offer better protection than larger fillings. There are times when fillings are the best choice and times when they are not. Now, what about teeth that are cracked? A cracked tooth usually causes pain when biting and is sensitive to hot or cold. The pain may not be constant, in fact, it often comes and goes. This makes it easy to delay treatment. If you have this sort of pain, you may have a tooth that is cracked. The sooner it is treated and crowned, the more likely it can be saved from needing a root canal or even worse, an extraction. Crowns fit around the entire tooth, they are cemented to the tooth, and work as a protective cover. They add extra strength to your tooth structure and improve the appearance of the tooth. So, when do you need a crown? 1. To strengthen a decayed, cracked or broken tooth. 2. To protect a tooth that is “at risk” for cracking. 3. To improve the appearance of a tooth. 4. To improve the cleansibility of a tooth. 5. After a tooth has had root canal therapy. As dentists we want to keep you chewing and smiling happily for the rest of your life. So, I believe the wisdom of our youngsters, that most of what we use our teeth for is to chew and to smile. As we mature, having properly functioning teeth becomes even more important to our health and quality of life. The use of crowns in dentistry is aimed at ensuring the first stage of digestion, the mechanical breakdown of our food by chewing, is accomplished as well as safeguarding the simple enjoyment of eating certain foods. So, yes, out of the mouths of babes…

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Women’s Expo Oct 22-23, 2010 Deschutes County Fairgrounds

Women’s Expo Benefits

Grandma’s House Grandma’s House Mission Statement:

Grandma’s House is a non-profit, faith based, home and outreach that provides safe shelter to homeless and/or abused girls between the ages of 12 and 19 who are parenting or are pregnant and planning to keep their babies or place them for adoption.

About Grandma’s House

Grandma’s House is a non-profit, faith based, non-denominational, shelter home for homeless, and/or abused, pregnant, parenting mothers with their infants, and teen mothers choosing adoption for their newborn/infant. Our age group is between 12 and 19 years old. We also provide respite and emergency shelter and services to pregnant teens and teen mothers with babies in need of short term care and as an outreach to all pregnant, parenting and adopting teens in need of our services.

Since its beginning in 1992 Grandma’s House has provided safe and stable shelter, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year for pregnant, parenting, and adopting teens between the ages of 12 and 19. All this is done with 3 full-time, 1 halftime, 1 quarter-time staff-persons, a live-in night supervisor and about 30 incredibly dedicated volunteers who log in over 6,000 volunteer hours a year. We are the only home of its kind east of the Cascades addressing the needs of this fragile population. Grandma’s House provides counseling, case management, and educational opportunities to all residents. They will have access to healthcare, education, emotional and psychological support and early intervention. We provide workshops and/or support in life-skills, self esteem, childbirth education, pre & post-natal care, parenting, breastfeeding & child-abuse prevention substance abuse and crisis intervention. Parenting mothers may stay at Grandma’s House until they transition into housing or a safe home, some will stay up to eighteen months. Teen mothers who have chosen adoption may stay at Grandma’s House after delivery and adoption for counseling, life skills and support. At move-out all residents will be in our ‘Angel’s Wing’ Aftercare Program. This program supports our young mothers as they transition into independent living. Under the Angel’s Wing participants may receive case management, one-on-one counseling, groups and activities for moms and babies. Our goal is help these young mothers build a foundation for life where there most often has been none; this foundation will be something that can be built on for generations to come. As they seek employment, choose education paths and careers their primary goal, after being an excellent parent, is to become financially independent. Angels Wing gives them the opportunity to come back and share the joys and the difficulties of independence in a safe place without judgment. Our past residents are an important part of the continued development of the ‘Angel’s Wing’. Whether choosing adoption or parenting Grandma’s House offers hope, support and tools to young parents to make healthy life decisions for themselves and their babies. Grandma’s House • PO Box 6372 • Bend, OR 97708 • grandma@bendcable.com • 541-383-3515 • www. grandmashouseofbend.com

Aspen Academy Donates Drop-In Preschool Services to Women’s Expo ~ Drop-in Preschool from 11-3pm Friday and Saturday ~ For children 3 to 6 years of age ~ Must be diaper-free (i.e. toilet trained) ~ Children may stay for one hour maximum ~ First come, first served ~ All families will sign waivers and must be reachable by cell phone during the event

Kathleen Flinn, Keynote Speaker at Women’s Expo Kathleen Flinn has been announced as the Keynote Speaker for the 2010 Central Oregon Women’s Expo. Flinn is the author of The Sharper Your Knife, the Less You Cry, a memoir with recipes about her experiences at the famed Le Cordon Bleu cooking school in Paris published by Viking/Penguin. Flinn is an award-winning writer and journalist, her work has appeared in more than three dozen publications, including the Chicago Sun-Times, Smithsonian, Men’s Fitness, Playboy, USA Weekend and Canada’s Globe & Mail. In 1996, she went to work as the first restaurant editor for Sidewalk.com, Microsoft’s series of city guides that later merged with Citysearch, and later headed up editorial for MSN.co.uk in London. Presently, Flinn serves as the chair for the food writers section of the International Association of Culinary Professionals. Flinn is based in Seattle, and was recently named a finalist in the Washington State Book Awards. Flinn will speak to living a passion-driven life and what it means for overall wellness to follow your dreams. She will speak on Saturday, October 23rd on the main stage at the Expo. More information on the book and Flinn is available at: www. kathleenflinn.com. Her book is for sale at Between the Covers on the corner of Bond and Delaware.


Women’s Expo Oct 22-23, 2010 Deschutes County Fairgrounds

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2010 Bachelor Auction

he 2010 Central Oregon Women’s Expo is proud to bring back the popular Bachelor Auction on Friday, October 22, 2010. The event takes place at the Deschutes County Fair & Expo Center at 7:00 p.m. The event brings women together for a fun evening of appetizers, cocktails, silent auction and the main event: The Bachelor Auction! Proceeds from this event benefit Grandma’s House of Central Oregon. Grandma’s House is a non-profit, faith-based home and outreach that provides safe shelter to homeless and/or abused pregnant, parenting and adopting girls between the ages of 12 and 19. For more information please visit: www.grandmashouseofbend.com On one very special evening the men of Central Oregon will come together to help raise much needed funds for this cause by being auctioned off for charity. Women will have the chance to bid on Bachelors and date packages. Included in this event is a Silent Auction. We are asking businesses and organizations to please donate items to the silent auction or to the “date packages” for the Bachelor Auction. Date packages can range from private wine tasting, dinner, tours, outdoors excursions, cooking lessons and more. We are auctioning off some of the “Best” men in Central Oregon. The “Best” not only for their terrific looks and attitude but because they have offered their time and their courage to get out on the stage and strut their stuff for a wonderful cause, Grandma’s House of Central Oregon. Each bachelor will be dressed to the 9’s courtesy of Bend Wedding & Formal.

Women’s Expo Schedule of Events Friday, October 22, 2010

Saturday, October 23, 2010

Main Stage 11:00am-2:00pm, Live Broadcast with Clear 101.7 2:00pm-3:00pm, Girlfriend Hour with Kristi Miller 3:00pm-3:30pm, Cooking Demo 4:00pm-5:00pm, Fashion Show 5:00-5:30pm, Presentation by Advanced Specialty Care

Main Stage 11:00am-11:30am, Cooking Demo 12:00pm-1:00pm, Fashion Show 1:00pm-2:00pm, Keynote Speaker Kathleen Flinn, author of “The Sharper Your Knife, the Less you Cry” 2:00pm-3:00pm, Girlfriend Hour with Kristi Miller 3:00pm-3:30pm, Presentation by Advanced Specialty Care 4:00pm-5:00pm, Cooking Demo

Bachelor Auction 7:00pm-10:00pm, Appetizers, beer, wine cocktails, silent auction and Bachelor Auction hosted by Kristi Miller and Dave Jones.

Literary Lounge

Breakout Session 2:00pm-3:00pm, “Six Qualities of Strong Families” by Dennis Lynch PhD., and Instructor at OSU Cascades

Discussion and book signing with:

12:00pm-1:00pm, Diane Hammond 2:00pm-3:00pm, Kathleen Flinn 5:00pm-6:00pm, Kelsey Collins

2010 Central Oregon Women’s Expo brought to you by: Specialized Events, Bendbroadband, The Bulletin, Central Oregon Family News, Clear101.7, and U Magazine.

2010

Central Oregon Women’s Expo brought to you by: Specialized Events, Bend Broadband and Clear101.7.

Featuring the 2010 Bachelor Auction to benefit Grandma’s House October 22, 2010 7:00pm-10:00pm Appetizers, beer, wine, cocktails, silent auction and Bachelor Auction. Tickets $25

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Keep Your Trick-or-Treaters Safe Halloween Safety Tips Provided by Leading Pediatric Health Care System

Halloween is one of the most exciting holidays for children because they can dress up in elaborate costumes and act out of character. However, as the sun goes down and trick-ortreaters start roaming the streets of your neighborhood, there are several things to worry about as a parent or guardian. Potentially hazardous costumes or accessories, tainted candy and crossing the street at night without supervision are only a few concerns that should be addressed prior to a child leaving the house. Children ages 5-14 are four times more likely to be killed while walking on Halloween evening compared with other evenings of the year. Falls are the leading cause of injuries among children on Halloween. Halloween is a fun time for children, but it also is an important time to be extra vigilant for possible safety hazards—so that your children have a fun and safe Halloween.

spot easily. If not, decorate his costume with reflective tape and stickers. •

Always supervise children under the age of 13. Older children should trick-or-treat in a group, and a curfew should be established for them. Attach the name, address and phone number (including area code) of children under age 13 to their clothes in case they get separated from adults. Have each child carry a cell phone or some loose change in case they need to call home or get lost. Children should only go to welllit houses and remain on the porch within street view.

Teach your child to cross the street only at crosswalks or intersections. Make sure he understands never to cross b e t w e e n parked cars and to always look both Beverly ways before Losman, with crossing. C h i l d r e n ’s R e m i n d Healthcare of your child to Atlanta and stay on the SAFE KIDS of sidewalk, if Photo courtesy of Erin Miller Photography Georgia offers possible, and these tips to to walk facing parents who want to make this a safe traffic. Children should walk, not Halloween: run, and avoid using shortcuts across backyards or alleys. Use • Avoid costumes with excessive flashlights when trick-or-treating flowing fabric, such as capes or in the dark. sleeves. Loose clothing can easily brush up against a jack-o-lantern • Remind your child not to eat any or other open flame, causing your treats before you have a chance child’s costume to catch on fire. to examine them thoroughly for holes and punctures. Throw away • Make sure your child’s costume all treats that are homemade or fits properly. Oversized costumes unwrapped. To help prevent your and footwear, such as clown children from munching, give or adult shoes, can cause your them a snack or light meal before child to trip and fall, bringing they go trick-or-treating. them home with more scrapes and bruises than candy. Avoid • Parents of food-allergic children wearing hats that will slide over must read every candy label in their eyes. their child’s Halloween bag to avoid a potentially life-threatening • Accessorize with flexible props, situation for the child. such as rubber swords or knives. Inflexible props can cause serious About Tips Provider: Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta, one of injury in case of a fall. the leading pediatric healthcare systems in the •

Apply face paint or cosmetics directly to the face, and make sure it is non-toxic and hypoallergenic. A loose-fitting mask can obstruct a child’s vision. If a mask is worn, be certain it fits securely. Cut the eyeholes large enough for full vision. If possible, choose a brightly colored costume that drivers can

country,is pleased to offer Halloween Safety Tips for parents and children. Children’s experts are also available for interviews pertaining to these topics, as well as additional pediatric health care issues. Children’s also has expert health and safety tips for many other subjects – view by visiting www.choa.org/healthandsafetytips. Please contact Children’s 24-hour, 7-day-aweek media pager at 404-570-9717 to reach a public relations representative immediately. Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta, a not-forprofit organization, is committed to enhancing the lives of children through excellence in patient care, research and education.

The Scaregrounds “13 Days of Haunt” This year, for the second time, we have created two bone-chilling haunt experiences just for you. In addition to our traditional haunt, "The Haunt at Juniper Hollow," we have created a new "Dark Intentions" a place where only bad things happen... even to good people. We'll keep the lights off for you! Really!

2010 Dates of HAUNTS:

Oct. 8, 9, 14, 15, 16, 21, 22, 23, 27, 28, 29, 30, 31. The haunt is located at the Dairy Barn at the Deschutes County Fair & Expo Center, 3800 SW Airport Way, Redmond, Oregon. Tickets may be purchased onsite, online, at Halloween Headquarters or from participating high school and community groups. Our ticket window opens at 6:30pm, and the haunts begin at 7pm. Please be advised that both haunts are SCARY! They are recommended only for ages 12 and up, although a final decision is left to the discretion of a supervising adult. "Chicken Exits" are located throughout the haunt. This is a fundraiser and all sales are final. No refunds are given if you exit early or if tickets are unused. www.scaremegood.com.

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The

Truth about Halloween

Which do you think has the with brightly colored cereals and most chemicals in it – your local vitamins, and he didn’t consume hardware store or your child’s bag blue sports drinks and colored of Halloween candies? The answer snack foods throughout the day,” said Hersey. “More candies were may surprise you! “Most Halloween candies are made with natural ingredients like full of artificial dyes that are made real chocolate and pure vanilla -from petroleum,” said Jane Hersey, not the fake ‘vanillin’ widely used National Director of the nonprofit today.” Hersey hopes that the United Feingold Association (www. feingold.org), which helps special States government will eventually ban synthetic food dyes or at least needs children. Studies from the United States, require that foods containing England, and Australia have linked them carry warning labels about these additives with hyperactivity, their harmful effects on children’s impulsivity, inattention, and other behavior, as is now done in the European Union. behavior problems in children. “That’s why many teachers and parents consider the day after Protect Your Kids From Halloween to be the worst day of Creepy Chemicals the year,” said Hersey, a former One of the best ways to help your teacher and Head Start consultant. children avoid these additives is to “I call this phenomenon ‘Halloween feed them well before they start Hangover.’” trick-or-treating, because this will Most researchers originally discourage them from snacking en assumed that only certain children route, said Hersey. could be affected by artificial food Once they are home, you might additives, but a highly acclaimed want to trade natural treats for British study published in The the candies that they collected. A Lancet found that synthetic food wide range dyes increase “That’s why many teachers of natural hyperactive and parents consider the day after candies, as behavior in Halloween to be the worst day of the well as many all children, year,” said Hersey, a former teacher other brandnot just those and Head Start consultant. “I call this name foods diagnosed that are with attention phenomenon ‘Halloween Hangover.’” free of the d e f i c i t unwanted hyperactivity disorder (ADHD). additives, can be found in the A recent study from the Feingold Association’s Foodlist & University of Arizona Center for Shopping Guide. Integrative Medicine suggested As an alternative, you could that the dramatic rise in the offer to “buy” the candy that your number of children with ADHD children collect, so that they can may be partly due to increased still enjoy trick-or-treating but will consumption of these additives, as skip the harmful side effects of the well as environmental factors. dyes. According to this study, the Many children would enjoy a number of children diagnosed with Halloween party featuring natural ADHD increased from 150,000 treats. Activities could include children in 1970 to 4.5 million a costume competition, a scary by 2003. Meanwhile, domestic movie, bobbing for apples, and production of food dyes quadrupled other games. between 1955 and 1998. Another option is to take your “A child growing up in the children to a skating rink, bowling 1950s did not start his morning alley, or movie theatre, followed

by homemade treats. “Halloween does not have to be a horror,” said Hersey. “If you follow these suggestions, it can be a safe and fun holiday for the entire family.” The Feingold Association Since 1976, the nonprofit Feingold Association (www. feingold.org / 800-321-3287) has helped parents of special needs children use the Feingold Diet, which eliminates synthetic food dyes, artificial flavorings, and certain preservatives. This diet was developed by pediatrician/ allergist Dr. Ben Feingold. The charity’s advisory board and board of directors include medical professionals from Johns Hopkins University, the University of Rochester, Stony Brook University, Baltimore’s Sinai Hospital, and other institutions. The charity conducts in-depth research with food companies and provides members with information about which foods are free of harmful additives. Its Foodlists contain thousands of acceptable brand name products and its Pure Facts Newsletter provides frequent updates. Membership benefits also include a handbook on the Feingold Diet, a Foodlist & Shopping Guide, a Fast Food & Restaurant Guide, a Mail Order Guide, phone and e-mail help-lines, an online chat room, and a message board. Individual dietary needs vary and no one diet will meet everyone’s daily requirements. Before starting any new diet, check with your doctor or nutritionist. Jane Hersey is National Director of the Feingold Association and author of Why Can’t My Child Behave? A former teacher and Head Start consultant, she has testified before the National Institutes of Health, the U.S. Department of Agriculture, and Congress about ADHD and diet. She frequently lectures at education associations, hospitals, medical groups, universities, and schools, and she spearheaded one of the first low-additive school food programs in the country in the 1980s.

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Fun Halloween Costumes

The American Tourist Guys loud Hawaii shirt, shorts (if weather permits), Large straw hat. Gals bright loud dress, flats, big sun hat, straw bag. Don’t forget to have a camera, and maps hanging out, and that look of being lost. Guys can use a tourist bag, (like you get from travel agents, and gals can use the straw bag for their treats. Japanese Doll Paint the face white with red rosy cheeks all shaped in a circle, Hair in buns, thong slippers, and a kimono(chinese dress). Miss America Use a old bridesmaid dress or formal, add a pair of gloves, a tiara, some oversized jewelry, and heals. For the banner, a piece of wide ribbon, and write “Miss. America” in glitter. Soda Pop Can Use a round barrel, cut a hole in the bottom. You cut holes for arms and your head. Paint it the colors of a pop can. Presto! You have a pop can!!! Static Cling Wear anything that is a solid white or all black. With safety pins, pin anything to yourself ie: socks, underware, bounce sheets, etc. You can also spray your hair straight up in the air. Black Eye Pea Wearing all white, with black tennis shoes, I cut out the letter ‘P’ from black construction paper and pinned the P’s all over the white outfit. I painted a black spot over one eye (“black eye” ... get it?). Post-it Note Cut out two - three foot square pieces of cardboard, glue a yellow large sheet of posterboard to one side of the two boards. Then take a sponge and using a light grey paint, apply a light coating across the top 1/8 of the one board to represent the sticky glue. Then using a magic marker, write a short note on the front ide of the one board. Use string to attach the two sides together to wear.

Harvest Games

Slime Race Make slime in plastic Halloween cauldrons by putting 4 cups cornstarch, 1 cup water, 15 drops green food coloring in each cauldron. Mix well. Form two teams. The first player in each group grabs some slime with his hands and runs to an empty cauldron at the other end where he glops it in, then runs back to tag the next kid in line. The first team to empty their Slime cauldron wins. Quite messy and very fun. Apple Or Mini Pumpkin Pass Game Line up kids (or adults) - Be sure to remove stem before playing You have to pass the apple or mini pumpkin from your chin to the person behind you without using your hands or dropping the apple. This is a relay race game for team to take the apple (or mini pumpkin) down the row wins. If the apple/pumpkin drops you must start from the beginning again. Add more difficulty, take apple/ pumpkin down the row and then back again so that the first person is also the last person with the apple. They can also use elbows or knees. The Giant Spider Web Game My mom used to do this all the time for my birthday/halloween parties and it was one of my favorite things. All you need is a lot of black yarn, plastic spider rings and some cool prizes (candy bars usually work well!). All you have to do is drape a really long piece of yarn across a room (wrapped gently around couches, chairs, etc.) to form the “base” of the spider web. Then, cut the remaining yarn into extremely long lengths (one piece of yarn for each guest invited - make sure the yarn length is very long, probably several yards), tie a “prize” on one end and a plastic spider on the other. Hide the “prize” end somewhere in the room and start wrapping the yarn around the existing web base. Repeat with all the lenghts so that when you are done, you should have all the spider ends at one end of the room, all the yarn in a tangled web in the middle of the room and the “prize” end of each piece hidden in the room. All the guests have to do is start with the spider and somehow untangle thier piece of yarn from the rest of the web to get to the other end (stepping over, under, and basically getting tangled in the spider web)....and ultimately, the PRIZE! (This is definitely a tangled web when done, so feel free to go crazy with the yarn!) Sweet Sort After trick or treating have your kids sort their candy by color, shape, size etc. For an extra challenge use a timer and see who’s the fastest sweet sorter in your family. Costume Scavenger Hunt Hide each piece of your child’s costume in a different location and create clues for them to find each piece. A great way to have fun killing time when they start asking, “Can we go trick or treating YET?”

Stick a Fork in It! Put a piece of styrofoam beneath an old t-shirt. Stab a fork through it (careful!!!!). You are ‘done’. Bug Attack You will need black, white, orange, blue and red face paint; temporary silver hair color spray; bobby-pins; assorted plastic bugs. To make these critters look three-dimensional, you’ll want to paint them on in layers. Begin by mixing orange, blue and red face paint to create a beige shade that’s just a little darker or lighter than your child’s complexion. Then use the mixed hue to paint a shadow for each bug. (Note: The shadows should be a little bigger than the insects you plan to paint on top of them.) For an extra-creepy effect, you can even add bug bite marks near a couple of the shadows -- mix together white and red face paint and use a fingertip to dab it onto your child’s skin. Now use green, orange, red, blue and black face paint to paint the bugs on top of their shadows. A narrow margin of the beige undercoat should remain visible along the edges. Top each bug with a dab of white face paint. This will make the bugs look like they have shiny shells. For a finishing “cobweb” effect, you can spray your child’s hair with temporary silver hair color and then bobby-pin on assorted plastic bugs. (Both the hair spray and the bugs are available at many pharmacies and novelty stores.)

Clever Halloween Tip:

An easy pumpkin (Jack-o-Lantern) preserver is to spray your pumpkin inside & out, with WD-40. Let it set for at least 24 hours before adding your candle! It keeps the pumpkin from rotting/molding, etc for about 3 weeks. Happy Halloween!

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Go on a nature walk with your kids and collect items like colored leaves, acorns, and pine cones. Place in a basket and use as a centerpiece or a table decoration

Using a heavy-duty needle and thread, create a holiday garland by stringing dried apples

Place fall colored soaps and decorative hand towels in your bathroom

Create a fall scent by boiling a little water and adding spices like cinnamon, nutmeg, and cloves.

Hollow out the center of a pumpkin or squash and use as a serving bowl for items like relishes and dips

Make a holiday wreath: Buy an inexpensive grapevine wreath and hot-glue fall items to it such as pine cones, tiny gourds, Indian corn, acorns, etc. Top it off with a fall colored bow.

Shop thrift stores for wicker baskets. First clean the baskets with hot, soapy water. After they are dry, you can spray paint in a fall color like rust, brown, or dark green. Decorate with raffia, fall-colored ribbons, etc. You can also use a hot glue gun to attach Indian corn. Use the matching baskets to hold napkins and silverware, or use as serving pieces for rolls at your Thanksgiving table.


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Crafty Ideas

Glowing Ghost Decor

Balloons, green & orange Glow-Sticks Sheets/ Tulle, thin wispy fabric of any kind You can make glowing ghosts or aliens, on which color balloons you choose. activate the glow stick and insert it into knot it. Choose varying sizes for the best the balloon upside down so the knot is at eyes & a mouth with a black marker and recommend the freaky slanted alien eyes balloons for floating aliens). Drape sheer top such as tulle, cheesecloth, or a sheet very thin. You can use a simple Glad are really nice hung all over the yard, of a Haunted House with some light them so they can drift. Secure with fish line and hang they can blow in the breeze.

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depending S i m p l y the balloon, effect. Flip the top, draw fill them in. (I on the green fabric over the that’s wearing Trash-Bag. These or in various parts breezes blowing on from trees, etc so

Spooky Spiderprints

Here’s a crafty idea that is especially great for the youngest members in your family. Cut black yarn in varying lengths from 4-7 inches (preschool age children and up can practice their cutting skills on their own). On a horizontal 8 x 11 1/2 piece of white construction paper glue the yarn so that each piece runs vertically from the top of the page. Have children use a black ink pad to make one fingerprint at the bottom of each line. Use a marker to add eyes and legs to each fingerprint. For additional fun you can also substitute glow in the dark glitter glue for the yarn!

Fall Luminaries

These beautiful natural luminaries will complement any fall decor. Several Colorful Leaves Glass votive Holder White Tissue Paper, torn into 2” strips Craft Glue Gather several pretty leaves with varying colors in them. Place them on a sheet of wax paper and cover with a heavy book/object for 1 hour to flatten them. Spread a layer of craft glue and adhere the leaves into place. Allow to dry. Mix 1 T. Craft glue & 1 T. Warm water to create a decoupage paste/ glue. Apply tissue paper pieces, 1 at a time, “painting” them on with the decoupage glue. Overlap the pieces until the entire votive is covered. Overlap the lip/edge of the votive going approx 1/4 inch into the glass. Be sure to thoroughly decoupage ALL of the tissue paper. Dry overnight. To use, insert a tealight and Voila, Natural Luminaries. Please Note, Candles should not be left unattended.

1 pkg. (32 oz) frozen hash browns 1 can of Cream of Chicken soup 1 c (8 oz) French onion dip or sour cream 2 c shredded cheddar cheese 1 1/2 tsp salt 1 1/2 tsp pepper 1/2 c diced onions, browned in butter Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Mix together the first seven ingredients in a large mixing bowl. Place in a greased cake pan. For the topping, mix together 1/4 c. melted butter and 2 c. crushed corn flakes or chicken in a biscuit crackers and spread over the potatoes. Bake at 350 for approximately 45 minutes. You can substitute the Cornflakes in the topping with other cereals too, such as Chex, Total or Rice Krispies.

Low-Fat Pumpkin Bars Recipe

2 cups flour 2 cups sugar 2 cups pumpkin 1 cup applesauce 4 egg whites 1 tsp soda 3 tsp baking powder 1/2 tsp salt Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Mix ingredients together and spread on a jellyroll pan. Bake for 25 minutes at 350 degrees. Cool the bars and frost. See frosting recipe below: 3 oz. cream cheese - fat free 3/4 stick oleo 1 tsp vanilla 1 tsp milk 1 3/4 cup powdered sugar (added gradually) Spread the frosting evenly over the pumpkin bars and you’re finished!

Apple Salad

1 (20 oz.) can of crushed pineapple, un-drained 2/3 c. sugar 1 (3 oz.) pkg. lemon Jello 1 (8 oz.) pkg. cream cheese, softened 1 c. diced, unpeeled apples 1 c. diced celery 1/2 c. chopped nuts 1 c. whipped topping Combine the sugar and pineapple in a saucepan. Bring to boil and boil for three minutes. Stir in the Jello until dissolved. Add the cream cheese and stir until thoroughly combined. Cool. Fold in apples, celery, chopped nuts, and whipped topping. Pour into a 9” square baking dish. Chill in fridge until firm.

Sweet Potatoe Casserole

2 pounds sweet potatoes (3 cups mashed) 1/2 cup sugar 1/2 teaspoon salt 2 large eggs 1/2 cup milk 1/2 teaspoon vanilla 4 tablespoons melted butter Topping: 1/2 cup brown sugar 1/2 cup all-purpose flour 4 tablespoons melted butter 1/2 cup chopped pecans Scrub sweet potatoes and cut in half if large. Boil in their jackets until tender. Cool; slip the peels off and mash well. Stir in sugar and salt. Whisk together the eggs, milk, vanilla, and 4 tablespoons melted butter. Stir into the mashed sweet potato mixture until smooth and well blended. Spoon the mixture into a lightly buttered 2-quart baking dish. Combine remaining ingredients; sprinkle over the sweet potato mixture. Bake at 350° for 35 to 45 minutes. Serves 6 to 8.

Sugar and Spice Roasted Pumpkin Seeds

Boo-tiful Books

Make storytime special on Halloween. Gather your favorite little people in a dark space in your house. Break out the flashlights or the glowsticks and snuggle up for some spooky stories. Here are a few of our favorites: Room on the Broom by Julia Donaldson Too Many Pumpkins by Linda White The Little Old Lady Who Wasn’t Afraid of Anything by Linda Williams

Candy Corn Air Freshener

2 cups water, divided Essential oil/fragrance of your choice. (Vanilla & Cinnamon Work Well Together) 4 envelopes Knox gelatin Food coloring (orange, yellow) Bring 1 c. of water almost to boil. Add the gelatin and stir until dissolved. Remove from heat and add 1 cup of water. Divide evenly into 3 separate containers and add coloring to desired shade to make candy corn. Add your essential oil fragrance at this time. Place the containers in the fridge to gel. Once gelled, use a spoon or wooden stick to gently stir up and layer in your pretty jar or Glass. Add a bow and place on Dining room table. Place a thin candle down through the center for added beauty. Many ideas were taken from the website: www.budget101.com.

1 cup pumpkin seeds 1 tablespoon melted butter or vegetable oil 1 T sugar, or more, to taste 1/2 to 1 teaspoon cinnamon 1/4 teaspoon nutmeg 1/8 teaspoon allspice Rinse seeds well and get as much of the pumpkin pulp off of them as possible. Some of the small pieces are going to adhere, but they won’t hurt the seeds at all, and might even add a little more flavor. Pat dry with paper towels. Don’t let them dry completely on the paper towels, because they might stick! Toss seeds with the butter, sugar, and spices. Heat oven to 300°. Spread coated seeds in a shallow baking sheet (I line a baking sheet with nonstick foil to make cleanup easier), turning from time to time, for about 45 to 60 minutes, or until nicely browned and crunchy.

Halloween Pops

One of my very favorite things to bake with my kids have to be cake pops. They are easy, fun, and you can get oh-so-creative. Simply bake your favorite cake mix according to the package. Once the cake is cooled have the kids shred the cake with a couple forks until it is nothing but a huge pile of crumbs. Next, mix in your favorite frosting about a cup at a time until the cake sticks together enough to roll into bite-sized balls. Once you have rolled all the cake into balls place them on a wax paper lined cookie sheet and freeze them for a few hours. Remove them from the freezer and insert a lollipop stick into one end of a cake ball. Dip the ball into orange candy melts to make pumpkins or melted white chocolate to make “ghosts”. Use an edible black food marker to add designs or use your imagination and add any kind of candy for decoration. (www.bakerella.com)


Distracted Driving Poses Danger by Annissa Anderson for Commute Options

Two seconds. That’s how long it can take for a crash to occur while a driver is distracted. In fact, the crash risk doubles when a driver looks away from the road for this amount of time. Given the increase in distracted driving due to cell phone use, awareness of what distracted driving is, and what its consequences are, is important for family safety. “We have to approach distracted driving as we have other traffic safety issues. Raising personal awareness should be a goal,� says Ruth Harshfield, executive director of ACTS Oregon. ACTS Oregon is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization which works statewide supporting communities in making roadways safe for vehicles, bicycles and pedestrians. What is distracted driving? Distracted driving is any non-driving activity a person engages in that has the potential to distract him or her from the primary task of driving and increase the risk of crashing. The three main types of distraction are visual (taking your eyes off the road), manual

(taking your hands off the wheel), and cognitive (taking your mind off what you’re doing). While all distractions can endanger driver safety, texting is the most alarming because it involves all three types of distractions. According to statistics published by the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety, drivers who use hand-held devices are four times as likely to get into crashes serious enough to cause injury. But texting is not the only culprit; it’s just one of the more common distractions for teen drivers. Other distracting activities include using a cell phone, eating and drinking, talking to passengers, grooming, reading (including maps), using a PDA or navigation system, watching a video, and changing the radio station, CD, or Mp3 player. “Multi-tasking is not necessarily a goal that we should be achieving while we are in our vehicles,� says Harshfield. Instead, she recommends that people take a few minutes to

complete tasks before starting their vehicles and driving away. Taking time to finish the phone call, eat the bagel, or be sure everyone is buckled up before driving can help reduce distracted driving. “People need to be making choices that protect themselves and their passengers as well as others on the road,� says Harshfield. It is also important to be there to help the driver when you are a passenger in the car, says Harshfield. Give directions, answer the cell phone, and show respect. When in a car being driven by a distracted driver, Harshfield recommends that passengers speak up

to protect their own safety. “Eliminating potential distractions during driving also protects people out of vehicles,� says Kim Curley, Community Outreach Director for Commute Options. “Cyclists and pedestrians are much safer too if drivers’ eyes are on the road.� Commute Options for Central Oregon promotes choices that reduce the impacts of driving alone. For more information about Commute Options, contact Jeff Monson, Executive Director of Commute Options for Central Oregon at 541/330-2647 or visit www. commuteoptions.org. Annissa Anderson is a freelance writer and public relations consultant in Bend.

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Central Oregon Family News October 2010 Page 11

at Smith Rock Ranch Everyone knows Fall is in the air when the days are getting shorter and the nights are getting colder, but the tell tale sign is when the orange pumpkins appear from under their vines. In Terrebonne, at the Central Oregon Pumpkin Co., Fall has arrived! Our 5 acre pumpkin patch is full of pumpkins waiting to be picked. Picking a pumpkin out of a patch is a tradition for many Central Oregon families as a memorable final outing before the Winter weather sets in. For those that need a more adventurous outing, our “Jurassic Ranch Maize” is the answer. With 7 acres of twists and turns in the shape of Prehistoric “Friends” you’re sure to get lost, and hopefully get OUT before the next Ice Age! New this year at the farm is our colorful “Animal House” Our petting zoo animal friends have moved into their new home, and invite you to their house warming party. All month families can visit with the animals in their new digs! Of course on a farm you also need a little ‘Redneck’ fun, and what could be more Redneck than shooting a pumpkin out of a giant cannon at a junker car? The pumpkin cannons are a

good time for everyone, even if you’re only a spectator! Other weekend activities include, the Wild Zoo Train, Barnyard Mini Golf, Archery, Horse-drawn wagon rides, and Pony rides to name a few. Our Harvest Market is also open all month selling all of your fall decorating needs, along with local honey, apple cider, candles, soaps and more. At the Central Oregon Pumpkin Co. there is never an admittance fee. So bring a blanket and spend the day enjoying the free live music from local bands, or munch on a variety of yummy foods from local vendors. All activities are open Saturdays and Sundays only throughout the month of October. Pumpkin patch and market hours: MonFri 12-6pm and Sat.-Sun 10-6pm. The Maize hours: Fri. 37pm, Sat.10-7pm, Sun.10-6pm. Please visit our web site for information at www.pumpkinco.com Too busy to make it out to the farm in the fall? No worries, you can now visit us during the Christmas season. Starting this November we will be opening with a “Country Christmas.” Christmas trees, Santa Claus, hot chocolate, and a fire await you during this magical time.

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Helping Kids

Be Mindful Of Their Health

By Emily Moser

Has your son ever finished his homework but forgotten to turn it in? Has your daughter known about an upcoming practice or rehearsal but neglected until the last minute to let you know so you can figure out transportation? Have your kids failed to think through things in other ways? Chalking up such moments merely to irresponsibility among otherwise mostly responsible kids may be missing a good part of what really is going on. Their occasional inability to connect the dots may be due in part to the fact their young brains are still developing.

Thanks to science, we know that enormous brain growth and development occurs during childhood and, in fact, continues until people reach their mid-20s. One of the last areas of the brain to develop during adolescence is the pre-frontal cortex, responsible for controlling reasoning and impulses. This fact and others highlight how vital it is that we as parents help our older children connect their actions and inactions today with both short- and long-term consequences in the future. This lays a solid foundation of understanding as they move into the teen years, their independence grows and their choices carry more weight.

From birth, the brain is a work in progress. Just as we talk with youngsters about the fact that their bodies are changing on the outside, we can also draw their attention to the fact that their brains are still developing. Teaching kids to care for their body and mind, and educating them about the value of doing so from an early age, is an important ongoing conversation with our children.

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Youngsters today relate well to technology, so consider framing your conversation around the idea that the brain is the body’s computer. When it’s taken care of, it operates efficiently. Many kids like to learn how things work. Invite them to join you in learning about the human brain, and talk with them about what science tells us about how it works. Scour the Internet and your local library for accurate and helpful information. When talking about caring for their body, use examples from your children’s life. Do they like sports? Do they play an instrument or sing in the choir? Do they belong to an after-school club? Talk with them about how eating well Bend Counseling & Biofeedback, Inc

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and getting enough sleep fuels their mind for the activities they enjoy and helps them grow and be healthy. Framing conversations this way gives the issue genuine application in their life. Stress, too, that putting harmful things in their body affects growth and development. Encourage conversations with your kids by asking openended questions about what they know about such things as alcohol and other drugs, and how different substances impact the body and mind. Do they know, for example, that studies suggest alcohol impacts both behavior and brain function differently in adolescents and adults, and that adolescents are more vulnerable than adults to the effects of alcohol on learning and memory? Adolescents need only drink half as much as adults to suffer the same negative effects. These conversations are invaluable to begin having when kids are young because, as any parent with a teen knows, they tend to view themselves as indestructible. When talking with kids about alcohol and other drugs, don’t be concerned if they raise an issue you’re unfamiliar with or ask a question you don’t know the answer to. Invite them to help you find the answer, then talk together about what you learned. This is a great way to stress the facts of substance use – your kids may hear things from peers or other sources that are simply incorrect – and to begin or continue a conversation about your family’s rules and consequences when it comes to alcohol and other drugs. If your child drops the ball in some way, try to avoid “fixing” the situation – despite how much you may want to. Obviously parents need to step in if a situation is dangerous for a child, but allowing kids to experience natural consequences is a potent lesson. If your child’s actions or inactions have negative consequences, and if you’re angry about it, realize that what you feel is entirely normal. But take time to gather your thoughts and talk with them about the situation and the lessons they can learn to avoid similar circumstances. Keep talking and capitalize on teaching moments, especially when it comes to choices around substance use. Connecting with kids about prevention is most effective when it is more than a one-time conversation. In society today, substance use unfortunately is prevalent in the news, in movies and via the Internet. To the extent your child is exposed to this information, use it in a positive way to talk with them about making healthy choices.

So, consider yourself empowered by information. Science is making great strides in our understanding of the effects of alcohol and other drugs, as well as the workings of the brain. A user-friendly Web site with additional details on the teenage brain is www.drugfree.org/teenbrain/. As parents, drawing on and conveying this information to our kids in a meaningful way, over time, can help them stay healthy and make smart choices as they grow. Parents and other caregivers in Central Oregon interested in parenting resources and information about helping A Child’s Garden youth stay alcohol and drug free may contact the Deschutes County Substance Preschool and Kindergarten Abuse Prevention Coordinator (541A Waldorf Inspired Program 330-4632); the Crook County Prevention Coordinator (541-416-8392); the Where Children Blossom Alcohol/Meth Prevention Coordinator ` Ages 1 to 6 years for Warm Springs (541-553-2211); or ` 4 hour program - 9 -1pm the certified prevention specialist at the ` Extended care - 7:45am to 5:45pm ` Best playground in Central Oregon BestCare Prevention Office in Madras (541-475-4884). Parenting resources ` Experienced, nurturing staff and information also are available from ` Summer program the Central Oregon Family Resource Come for a Center (www.frconline.org).

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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. Saturday Stories: Sat. at 10:15am. Stories, songs, rhymes, and activities for children ages 3-5. Good Chair, Great Books: Oct. 4, Noon. Brooks Room. Read and discuss “Jurassic Park” by Michael Crichton. Free and open to the public. Meet The Candidates for Oregon State Treasurer: Oct. 5, 5:15-7pm. Brooks Room. Sponsored by League of Women Voters and Deschutes Public Library. Second Sunday: Oct. 10, 2pm. Brooks Room. Local author Denise Fainberg will read from her Northwest travel guides. Also a freelance writer, her work has appeared in the New York Times, Los Angeles Times, Spiritual Life, and other publications. Open mic will follow the reading. Free and open to the public. Argentinean Folk Dancing Class: Oct.11, 6pm. Brooks Room. Come celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month and learn about the folk dances of Argentina. The class will be taught be Alicia Jumar-Loffler of Bend Tango and is free and open to the public. No registration necessary. Meet The Candidates for State Representative Districts 53 and 54: Oct.r 12, 5:15-7pm. Brooks Room. Sponsored by League of Women Voters and Deschutes Public Library. Author Diane Hammond: Oct. 14, 6:30pm. Brooks Room. Author Diane Hammond will read from her new book Seeing Stars about the crazy world of child actors in Hollywood. The author will also be available to sign copies of her books that will be for sale. Free and open to the public. ‘Zines 101: Oct. 16, 2pm. Brooks Room. For ages 12-adult. Learn about the art and craft of underground, handmade publications called ‘zines! Join local ‘zinesters Laura Walker and Rachel Lee-Carman as they discuss the history of ‘zines, where to find them, and how to make your own! This program is free, all supplies required, and registration is encouraged. Contact April with questions. BONG HiTS 4 JESUS: A Perfect Constitutional Storm in Alaska’s Capital: Oct. 20, 6:30pm. Brooks Room. Professor of Political Science at OSU-Cascades, specializing in constitutional law, James C. Foster reads from his recently published book BONG HiTS 4 JESUS: A Perfect Constitutional Storm in Alaska’s Capital that delves into the First Amendment rights of students who displayed a banner at the Winter Olympic Torch relay in Juneau on January 24, 2002. Classics Book Club: Oct. 26, 6–8pm. Brooks Room. Read and discuss Metamorphoses by Ovid. Pajama Party: Oct. 27th, Nov. 17th, 6:45pm. Ages 3-5. Night time stories, songs, rhymes and activites..

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175 NW Meadow Lakes Dr., 541-447-7978 Wee Read: A toddler lapsit for ages 0-3ys & caregivers held every Wed., 10am. Storytime: Join Tammy for stories & crafts. T/6pm;Th/11am. Ages 3-6yrs. Crook County Kids Club: Sept. 9th, 5-7pm. 2nd Anniversary. Carol Parker’s Retirement and Angelia Wagner’s Welcome. Broughton Room at CC Library. Cake and Juice Provided.

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

Teen Laptop Lab: Oct. 4, 11, 25th, 3-4:30pm. Oct. 20th, 1-3pm. Check Myspace and Facebook, do homework, play games with your friends. Staff member in room; free and open to 6th-12th graders. Family Fun Story Time: Tues, 10:30. Oct. 5th theme: Pets Galore. Oct. 12th theme: Here comes the train. Oct. 19th theme: Elephants! Come join us for reading, rhyming and singing, all of which strengthen literacy skills! Ages 0-5. Teen Origami: Oct. 6th, 1:30-3:30. Make some crazy paper sculptures with this classic folding art. Librarian in room; free and open to 6th-12th graders. Traditional Mexican Cooking Demonstration and Tasting: Oct. 7, 3pm. Join local chef Veronica Castro for a demo and tasting of traditional Mexican cooking. Limited to 30 participants. Teen Day of the Dead: Oct. 13th, 1:30-3:30. Explore this exotic holiday, make some crafty death stuff! Librarian in room; free and open to 6th-12th graders. Family Fun Halloween: Haunting Tales: Oct. 26th, 10:30am. Come join us for reading, rhyming and singing, all of which strengthen literacy skills! Ages 0-5. Teen Game Day: Oct. 27th, 1-3:30pm. Play Wii, Guitar Hero, Rock Band, Madden Football, card and board games. Librarian in room; free and open to 6th-12th graders.

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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

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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. Pajama Story Time: Oct. 21st, 6:30pm. For children 3-6yrs. Redmond Council of Library of Teens Monthly Meeting: Oct. 6th, 3-4pm. (meets the first Wed. of each month). Get involved in planning library activities, community service projects, book sharing and more! New members welcome. For grades 6–12. Teen Thursdays: For grades 6-12. Oct. 7th, 3-4:30pm. Theme: Open Day. The library is your space! Come hang out, games and drawing supplies available. Oct. 14th, 3-4. The Beats. Celebrate Teen Read Week with a beat poetry slam and make videos of your performances. Oct. 21st, 3–4:30pm. Game Day. Play Wii, Guitar Hero, Rock Band, and more! Bring in your own games if rated E or T. Snacks provided. Oct. 28th, 3–4:30pm. Halloween Party. Snacks, games and more! Pumpkin carving & decorating. Play the Mummy Wrap Relay & win great prizes! Participate in the gross-out guessing game. Attendance is limited to 25 teens. Redmond SPARK!: Oct. 20, 3:30-4:30pm. Book Club Monthly Meeting (meets the third Wednesday of each month). Share awesome books with friends. New members always welcome. For grades 6 - 8. Decorate A Sugar Skull: Oct. 13, 6pm. Learn about Día de los Muertos and decorate your own sugar skull to take home. Class is limited to 20 participants. Good Chair, Great Books: Oct. 14, Noon. Bring your lunch, and feed your mind at this thought-provoking and fun book club. October’s book is Cry, the Beloved Country by Alan Paton. Redmond City Council Forum and Ballot Measure Information: Oct.18, 5:157pm. Meet the candidates for Redmond City Council and get updates about Ballot Measures 9-80 and 9-81(City annexation to Rural Fire Protection District and Charter Amendment for the City of Redmond). This event is sponsored by the League of Women Voters, Deschutes Public Library and Redmond AAUW.

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Family Fun Story Time: Ages 0-5yrs. Wed. at 10:30am. Join us for reading, rhyming, and singing—all three strengthen early literacy skills.

Art Envy: Frieda Kahlo: Oct. 3, 2pm. Local artist Paula Bullwinkel will discuss the life and art of Mexican painter Frida Kahlo, followed by a 45-minute painting workshop inspired by her art. Supplies provided. Decorate A Sugar Skull: Oct. 9, 1pm. Learn about Día de los Muertos and decorate your own sugar skull to take home. Class is limited to 20 participants. Teen Game Day: Oct. 12th, 3:30-5pm. Play Wii, Guitar Hero, card and board games. Librarian in room; free and open to 6th-12th graders. Teen Day of the Dead: Oct. 26th, 3:30-5pm. Explore this exotic holiday, make some crafty death stuff! Librarian in room; free, open to 6th-12th graders. Good Chair, Great Books: Oct. 27, 6:30pm. Read and discuss People of the Book by Geraldine Brooks.

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Reading Disorders – Early Identification and Affordable Treatment B y L i n d a B a l s i g e r, M . S . , C C C - S L P

An estimated 1 in 5 children have a formal reading disorder, yet many of them never get the intervention they need to succeed in school. Research shows that the

majority of children who are reading below grade level in third grade never achieve grade level reading skills. A high percentage of children with reading disabilities lose confidence in their learning abilities, begin to dislike school, and are at risk of dropping out. The cost to society is enormous. According to published statistics, 6080% of prison inmates are functionally illiterate and 1 in 7 adults nationwide lack the literacy skills needed to read

and understand a newspaper article. The majority of children with reading disorders are identified at one of two points in time: kindergarten/first grade or third grade. Children may be flagged as early as kindergarten if they struggle with pre-literacy skills. These include rhyming, isolation of initial and final sounds in words, learning alphabet-sound correspondences, and blending three written letters into a word (e.g. C+A+T = CAT). In first grade, problems with learning long vowel combinations, irregular vowel digraphs, sight words, and common word parts and patterns may be warning signs of a disorder. Many children with reading disorders have no apparent problem in kindergarten or first grade, but in third grade they begin to fall progressively behind in reading fluency and accuracy. This is because they have been masking their underlying decoding weaknesses by memorizing words, and using the context of a sentence or story to guess at words. Guesses are often made by looking at the word “shape” and the initial and final sounds of the word, causing substitutions such as how/ who, hard/hold, coach/couch, tall/tail, and jaw/ jay. Because reading is so effortful, these children often begin to dislike or avoid reading. For many families, cost is an issue when it comes to seeking a formal diagnosis or treatment for reading

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Central Oregon Family News October 2010 Page 15

The Other “Four-Letter” Words… By BettyJean Schuster

by Rachel Martin Q. I have been staying home with my two little children but since my boyfriend left us I will have to find a job and put my kids in child care. Should I choose a center or my friend who right now takes care of a four-year old boy as well as her own children? Is putting them in child care going to hurt my children? A. According to research, child care can be either good for or harmful to children (or somewhere in between) depending on the quality of that care. Judging quality is somewhat complicated. Call the Child Care Resource and Referral agency nearest you to obtain a pamphlet that will help. The first step is to find out more information. Are your choices really limited to your friend and one child care center? How well do your children get along with those of your friend? Does your friend, or the other possible caregivers you have in mind, have training in early childhood education, and how much? Caregivers who are well trained usually provide higher quality of care, but not always. How long does your friend plan to care for children in her home? Ask what the average staff turnover rate is at the center. Caregiver turnover rate is a very important component of your children’s experience in child care. Also, will your children be able to be together or will they be separated into different groups? Being able to stay together could help them with this transition, especially if they usually get along pretty well with each other. Once you know what to look for, visit each care setting, stay for awhile, sit and observe, perhaps several different times. Are parents welcome to come and go? How happy do the children seem? Are they engaged in active play, or are they having a hard time finding something to do? How large is the group of children and what is the child to adult ratio? Smaller groups are usually better for children. If there are infants or very young children, how much individual attention are they given, or are they just placed in swings much of the time?

Dr. Shad Helmstetter in his book, Who are you really and what do you want? states that “”Behavioral researchers have told us that during the first 18 years of our lives, if we grew up in reasonably positive homes, you and I were told ‘no!’ or what we could not do 148,000 times”. He also shares research, “That as much as 77% of the programs we carry with us are negative, counter-productive, or work against us”. It is no wonder that a 2-year-old who is beginning to talk communicates the word “no” to almost everything, then builds up to “I can’t”. There are words and terms in our everyday language, other than “fourletter” words that need to be removed from our vocabulary especially when around children. Some of these words and terms are obvious; they are words like idiot and stupid. Yet, there are others we hear and use so often that we really have very little idea how often we say them. These words and terms are self-limiting; the main criminal in this theory is the term “I can’t”. “I can’t” has a host of siblings and cousins whose negative verbal practice prey in our lives and society daily. Whether you believe it consciously or subconsciously, the term “I can’t” and others like it are criminals to our existence, success and happiness. The thinking, use and its acceptance robs people of their best and when a person

does not reach her or his full potential, it is a crime upon oneself. This is why it is important to delete self-limiting language and start to use and trust in “I can” and have confidence in you. I believe what Mahatma Gandhi said, “Men often become what they believe themselves to be. If I believe I cannot do something, it makes me incapable of doing it. But when I believe I can, then I acquire the ability to do it even if I didn’t have it in the beginning”. That is why in my home, we have declared the use of “I can’t” and other terms like it to be as offensive as fowl language. While there are times it is difficult to avoid the term, by practicing and trying to used other terms, it gives us time to realize a solution or pause for a moment long enough to realize “I can”! With the arrival of fall, the beginning of new business projects and the start of school now is the time to implement “I can” and treat “I can’t” as a four-letter word. When we get frustrated at work, when achievement comes slower than planned and kids come home with new concepts that might seem overwhelming, if we remove the option “I can’t” and focus on “I can” we will get more from ourselves, reach higher heights and be genuinely more positive. Written By: BettyJean Schuster, Certified Life Coach, Writer, Speaker, Wife and Mother. Available for Individual or Business Coaching 541.280.1596 Bjs@DynamicCoaching.org

Does the caregiver have the children watching TV/movies a lot or are various activities and toys set out for the children to play with? Is imaginative play encouraged? Are there a variety of, and enough, toys for them to be rotated with different ones set out each day of the week? Are there plenty of good children’s books available for the children to look at? Are they rotated often? Does the caregiver read books to the children, both individually and for a group? How safe is the environment? Are there sharp objects within the children’s reach? Is the play equipment in good shape, clean and without sharp edges? Does the caregiver regularly scan the room to keep an eye on all of the children, or is she focused only on talking with you or other adults or children? Is the environment clean? Is the table washed before and after a meal or snack? Are the children washing their hands before and after eating? Is nutritious food served? Does the caregiver interact in a gentle, nurturing way with the children, or does she use anger, threats, or a loud voice to direct the children? Does the caregiver truly seem to like and enjoy children, or talk about them as if they are a nuisance to be controlled? Do the children there clearly like and enjoy the caregiver? Are all the children helped to succeed, or are one or two having time-outs often? The answers to these questions are critical. Never leave children with someone who doesn’t like or respect them. Of course, cost and location affect your choices. Remember that there are many factors that affect children’s well-being, including family income and neighborhood, and the ability to insulate children from open conflict between parents. Most important is your own well-being and ability to maintain a close and supportive parent-child relationship. 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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By Chef Bette Fraser With our hectic family and work lives, it is a wonder that we have time for ourselves, let alone time to cook a healthy and delicious meal each and every day. As a professional chef, I have the same problem. When you add cooking with kids to the mix, your task snowballs! We continually read that we should feed our children (and ourselves) healthier and more nutritious food. But, how exactly do you go about do that? Countless articles are written and they make it all seem so simple, assuming that you have nothing more to do than get your nails done or wait for the housekeeper to tidy up. Reality is dirty laundry and a hungry family. One of the ways you can eat a healthier meal, spend some quality time with your kids AND cook dinner is to get the kids involved in the process of making dinner. While cooking will feed your stomach (and your soul) it will also teach your kids a variety of other valuable lessons. Organization, creativity, nutrition, kitchen safety, math, reading, art, time management, making mistakes and most importantly, healthy eating habits are just some of the life skills that your child will learn after each time in the kitchen. When I taught an after school cooking class for 2-5 graders, we spent time discussing the ingredients, tasting, smelling and understanding the food. Some of the kids thought lettuce came in bags, because that is how their Moms brought it home from the supermarket. One day, I brought in 5 heads of different lettuces. They were amazed that there were that many kinds (as were some of the Moms that were in attendance). One boy in particular, said he had no plans on eating anything green and leafy. We made Caesar salad that day. I had the kids smell the Worcestershire sauce (a big yuck!) and the anchovy paste (yummy). Who would have thought? (Interestingly, Worcestershire sauce has anchovies as an ingredient.) Of course, they had no idea what anchovy paste was, but it is an essential ingredient in Caesar salad dressing. Anchovy paste is a bit milder than anchovy filets (packed in oil or salt) and available at most markets, so I believe this a good way to introduce most people to a good homemade Caesar dressing. Note: if you are allergic to certain shellfish, you may want to avoid anchovies. Well, after we made the salad, dressing, croutons and grated the Parmesan cheese, the same boy who refused to eat the leafy greens, ate 5 bowls of the

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Here is my recipe for Caesar Salad: For the dressing: ½ cup mayonnaise 1 teaspoon lemon juice ½ tablespoon red wine vinegar ½ tablespoon Dijon mustard 5 drops Worcestershire sauce ½ tablespoon anchovy paste ½ tablespoon garlic clove, smashed Salt and pepper, to taste For the salad: 1 head romaine lettuce, torn or chopped Croutons ¼ cup Parmesan cheese, grated

Here are some tips for success in the kitchen with your child:

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First, let them smell and taste each of the ingredients for the salad dressing. They can either measure the ingredients themselves, or you can help them measure. FYI, a ½ tablespoon is 1 ½ teaspoons. Second, they can chop or tear the lettuce for the salad. There are wonderful hard plastic knives available that are kid friendly. They are perfect for cutting lettuce and other vegetables. This will develop their hand and motor skills and make them realize just exactly what size lettuce should be in a salad. Just keep on eye on them while they are using the hard plastic knives.

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Third, have them grate the Parmesan cheese. Parmesan cheese (as it is called in the United States) or Parmigiano Reggiano (in Italy) is one of the most easily digestible foods; in fact youngsters in Italy are given Parmesan cheese to eat as it is a mild cheese and full of protein, calcium and nutrients.

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In a small bowl, whisk together the mayonnaise, lemon juice, red wine vinegar, mustard, Dijon mustard, anchovy and garlic. Season to taste with salt and pepper. Can be made ahead and set aside, covered, in the refrigerator. Chop or tear the romaine lettuce into bite size pieces and place in a salad or serving bowl. Toss with the prepared salad dressing and top with croutons and the grated Parmesan cheese. Come and join us at NorthWest Crossing on October 16 from 10-3PM at the old Riley’s Market location. We are going to have a fun day of Halloween cupcake and pumpkin decorating. The event is $5 per child and parents are welcome. Chef Bette Fraser is the owner/proprietor of The Well Traveled Fork in Bend, Oregon. Visit their web site at www.welltraveledfork. com, find them on Facebook or call 541 3120097 for more information.

Once you and your kids make this salad dressing, there won’t be a need to buy the salad dressings at the market. The salad dressings at the market are full of ingredients we can’t spell and pronounce and they are expensive. You can also make your own croutons with leftover bread, sprinkled with a bit of olive oil, fresh or dried herbs and baked in a 350° oven for about 10 minutes or until crispy. A head of fresh romaine lettuce from the farmers’ market or the produce stand is big and beautiful, with dark outer leaves and light colored inner leaves or heart. Usually, the supermarket will only sell the bags of “romaine hearts” for a pretty penny or the bags of “Caesar Salad” that end up tasting artificial and bland compared to the real thing. Try it this weekend with your children and see the difference that 15 minutes can make in their lives and yours. Hopefully it will become a mainstay in your household.

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Tips To Keep Your Pets Happy On Halloween

Always remember that chocolate is deadly to cats or dogs in any amount. There’s a chemical that naturally occurs in chocolate that they can not tolerate.

The wrappers, such as tin foil, can get stuck in your pets digestive tract and make them ill or cause death.

Don’t leave any lighted candles or Jack-O-Lanterns where they could be knocked over by a swinging tail or by a curious cat. Not only could your pet start a fire but they could severely burn themselves in the process.

If you are going to dress your pet in a costume, keep in mind that unless the dog or cat is extremely receptive to this kind of thing, you could be causing it discomfort and stress. They’ll be under enough stress with the festivities going on outside and people constantly at the door.

If a pet costume comes with a mask, don’t use it. Pets usually aren’t too keen on masks. If you do use a mask on your pet, make sure that it’s eyes have plenty of room to see and that there is nothing covering it’s nose or confining it’s mouth.

If having an indoor party, make sure that you put your dog or cat in a room where they won’t be disturbed. Also, be careful your cat or dog doesn’t dart out through the open door as you hand out candy. Best bet is to just put them in a room with some food and water for the night and check on them once in a while to let them know everything is fine.

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Pet Show Supports Local Humane Society Oregon Pet Expo October 16th, 2010

The Humane Society of Redmond has been named the official charity of the third annual Oregon Pet Expo and will receive all the proceeds from dog admissions. Well behaved dogs on a leash are admitted for $1 or some canned or bagged pet food. The event features pet adoptions with ten of Central Oregon’s top non-profit organizations exhibiting. Dogs and cats will be available for adoption. The show also includes entertainment, a Vaccine Clinic hosted by Dr. Byron Maas of the Bend Veterinary Clinic, and more than 55 exhibitors. “This is our third annual show and it is perfect for the entire family because it is all about building awareness for all for all that is out there for the pet owners of Central Oregon,” says Roberta Shirley, Show Coordinator. JD Platt’s K-9 Kings Flying Dog Show is the featured entertainment with performances at 12:30pm and 3pm. The Vaccine Clinic offers special low show prices with proceeds going to Animal Conservation. Exhibitors are all pet and pet related organizations that include retail pet stores, pet food manufactures, pet treat companies, cat spay and neuter services, dog groomers, dog trainers, pet resorts and kennels, in-home pet care and pet sitting companies, pet products and all types of pet services. Dog training seminars and demonstrations are also scheduled. Admission is $5 for adults, Seniors 55 and above are $4. Anyone 16 and younger, Free. A $2 off coupon is printable from the show’s website www.oregonpetexpo.com. The show is a big, one-day show on Saturday, October 16, from 9:30am-4:30pm. It is held in the North Sister Building at Deschutes County Fairgrounds Expo Center in Redmond at 3800 Airport Way, Redmond. Expo Center Food Service will be available at the show. Breakfast from 9:30am and lunch from 11am.


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Rabies:

Awareness for Protecting the Whole Family by Byron Maas, DVM, B e n d Ve t e r i n a r y C l i n i c , I n c . We all remember the story of “Old Yeller,” the heroic dog that had defended his family from a rabid wolf. Tragically, Travis, was forced to shoot his faithful companion because he could not risk exposing his family to the fatal disease. Unfortunately this story is still a reality today. We just celebrated World Rabies Day, September 28th to globally increase the awareness of rabies prevention. Thanks t o modern vaccinations, we now have methods to control the disease and have nearly eliminated human fatalities in the United States. Rabies is a huge problem worldwide where one person dies every 10 minutes from rabies. Exposure comes primarily from animal bites where most cases are in Asia and Africa. Rabies is an infectious viral disease affecting the nervous system. It is spread through saliva from bite wounds from a rabid or contagious animal. In Oregon, we have an extremely low incidence of rabies. In fact, the only known cases in Deschutes County are found in migratory bats. Two have been reported to date this year. But that does not mean that there is no risk of rabies

here. Earlier this year in Cave Junction, Oregon, rabies was identified and confirmed in a domestic goat. Increased surveillance and testing of terrestrial animals in the local area turned up 3 cases of rabies in foxes. Bats play an important role in our ecosystem. They feed primarily at night on insects and can eat nearly a thousand flying insects hourly. In Central Oregon, the bats hibernate and become active in the late spring until the fall and are active primarily in warm weather. Most often, humans are exposed to rabies picking up a supposed injured bat or one the cat dragged in. If you find a bat during daylight hours it should be avoided as it is most likely unhealthy. If bitten or scratched by a bat, clean the wound thoroughly and if possible save the whole bat for testing. Vaccination of your pet against rabies can protect your entire family and is extremely important. Dogs and cats should be vaccinated after 3 months of age and kept current with boosters throughout their lives. Your veterinarian can explain specific recommendations for inoculation. Although state law only

mandates vaccination of dogs at the present time, cats are extremely likely to get exposed. Nationally, twice as many cats are reported positive to rabies than dogs. “Garfield” is the ideal predator and more likely to come into contact with bats in their nocturnal feeding habits. It is state law to quarantine animals at least 6 months after exposure to a bat, unless it has been confirmed negative to rabies with testing. If a member of your family is bitten, even if it is from a household pet, it is important to consult your healthcare provider. It is Oregon State law that cats, dogs and ferrets be quarantined for at least 10 days after biting a human. If a bite occurs from another animal especially a bat, euthanasia and testing is recommended. Oregon law states that unvaccinated pets like cats, dogs and ferrets that come into contact with a wild animal especially bats be quarantined for at least 6 months or be euthanized. The contact animal is considered positive unless confirmed negative through testing. If the pet is vaccinated against rabies but contacts a rabid animal, then immediate revaccination is necessary and observation for 45 days with the pet owner. If any

illness suggesting rabies develops then euthanasia and testing should be done. In our modern lifestyle we can become complacent and forget the importance of combatting certain diseases. So to protect your whole family make sure to get “Ole Yeller” vaccinated and don’t forget “Puss” as well. It is a serious disease with serious consequences that can be easily prevented. Bend Spay and Neuter Project is in need of volunteers! If you are interested in helping please call 541-617-1010 or email us at info@bendsnip.org.

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October Events

Bend-La Pine Schools Enrollment Numbers Rebound

Amity Creek Magnet School Oct. 1st: Scholastic Book Fair

Student enrollment numbers continue to climb after a slight decline in 2009

Buckingham Elementary Oct. 5th: Picture Day Highland Magnet School Oct. 18th, 1:15pm: School Tours for enrollment, in the Library, RSVP requested Lava Ridge Elementary Oct. 5th: Picture Day

While many Oregon school districts are facing declining student numbers this fall, Bend-La Pine Schools student enrollment is on the rebound. Student enrollment numbers took a slight dip in 2009, after 23 years of continued growth, and now seem to be back on the rise. As of the first week of Sept., more than 16,000 students were enrolled at Bend-La Pine Schools.

R.E. Jewell Elementary Sept. 2nd, 4:30-6:30pm: Open House

“I believe the over-all high performance of our staff and students is attracting more families to Bend-La Pine Schools than ever before,” said Superintendent Ron Wilkinson. “Our students are outscoring their peers statewide on Oregon benchmarks and are well prepared to continue their education after high school.”

Rosland Elementary Oct. 4th: Picture Day W.E. Miller Elementary Oct. 15th: Picture Day

MIDDLE SCHOOL

“We have grown by more than 250 students since this time last year,” said Wilkinson. “That number is expected to fluctuate a bit in the next two weeks due to the number of new students who traditionally register for school later in the fall.”

Cascade Middle School Oct. 14th, 6:30-7:30pm: Rachel’s Challenge Parent/Teen Event Skyview Middle School Oct. 28th, 7pm: Orchestra Concert

Bend Highschool Oct. 2nd, 8-11pm: Homecoming Dance Oct. 12-13th: Red Cross Blood Drive Oct. 22nd: Civil War Game La Pine Highschool Oct. 15th, 7pm: Homecoming Game Oct. 16th, 8pm: Homecoming Dance Mt. View Highschool Oct. 7th, 7pm: Powder Puff football game Oct. 9th, 8-11:30pm: Homecoming Dance Oct. 18th: Spirit Week Oct. 21st, 7pm: Band/Orchestra Concert; Bon Fire Pep Rally, 8:30-10pm Oct. 22nd: Civil War Game Oct. 28th: Blood Drive Summit Highschool Oct. 2nd, 8-11pm: Homecoming Dance

H I G H S C H O O L

2010 Teacher of the Year Sky View Middle School’s Melinda Knapp was selected as the Bend-La Pine Schools 2010 Teacher of the Year.

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Headaches Are A Symptom, Let’s Find The Cause By Dr. Michelle Jackson, N.D.

Headaches are defined as simply pain in the head. I treat them as a symptom rather than a disease, with hopefully a cause that we can identify and treat. Most headaches resolve on their own but headaches that are very painful, persistent, or reoccurring may indicate a more serious condition and require professional medical attention. Headaches in children are common and one of the most common complaints that I see in adults as well as children. Like adults, children can develop migraines, chronic daily headaches or stress-related (tension) headaches, although adult verse child symptoms may be different. For example, a migraine in an adult almost always affects just one side of the head, whereas a child’s migraine often affects both sides of the head. Also, migraines in children typically don’t last as long. As for causes of the headaches in children, most often I see a food sensitivity or food allergy and as the second cause, tension headaches. Food allergies may not be obvious and may need to be diagnosed via a blood

test. There are a number of other factors, which can make your child headache-prone. These factors include a genetic predispositionheadaches, particularly migraines, tend to run in families. If you have a family history of migraines, your child will have a higher risk of getting them too. Head traumaaccidental bumps and bruises can cause headaches. Although most head injuries are minor, seek medical attention right away if your child falls hard on his or her head. Also contact a doctor if your child has a steadily worsening head pain after a head injury. Illness and infection- headache is a frequent symptom of many common childhood illnesses. Ear infections, sinus infections, colds and flu are often accompanied by headache. Environmental factors-conditions in the environment, including weather changes, can cause headaches. Emotional factorswhich include high levels of stress and anxiety — often triggered by problems with peers, teachers or parents — can play a role in many children’s headaches. Children with depression may complain of headaches, particularly if they have trouble recognizing feelings of sadness and loneliness. There are times when it is appropriate to see a doctor for your child’s headaches, they include that

the headaches occur at least once a month, follow an injury, such as a blow to the head, persistent vomiting or visual changes, or are accompanied by fever, along with neck pain or stiffness. There are many times home remedies that work well for migraines and headaches. They include Rest and relax. Encourage your child to rest in a dark, quiet room. Sleeping often resolves headaches in children. Even if children do not sleep relaxation with soft soothing music can help relax since tension headaches are the most common. Use a cool, wet compress. While your child rests, place a cool, wet cloth on his or her forehead. Often putting your feet and hands in hot water while the cool cloth is on the head helps relieve the headache faster. Do deep slow breathing. Hot baths with 1 cup of Epsom salts can relax and detoxify. Massage of your child’s scalp and trigger points in the neck and shoulder. Offer a healthy snack. If your child hasn’t eaten in a while, offer a piece of fruit, whole-wheat crackers or lowfat cheese. Going without meals can sometimes make headaches worse. Homeopathic medicine can work wonders for headaches without side effects. Since headaches can run in families, the following may help you prevent headaches or reduce the severity of headaches in children. Practice healthy habits- behaviors that promote general good health also may help prevent headaches for your child. These lifestyle measures include getting plenty of sleep, staying physically active,

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October

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Groups, Meetings, Classes & Seminars

E v e n t s

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. REDMOND- Senior Center, Oct. 11-12th, 8-Noon. To Enroll: 541-548-6325. BEND- Senior Center, Oct. 25-26th, 1-5pm. To Enroll call 541-388-1133. PRINEVILLE- Oct. 26-27th, 8am-Noon. To Enroll: 541-548-2826. 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. Family Resource Center Parenting Classes Sholarships Available. Book, Dinner and childcare provided. 541.389.5468; www.frconline.org. Parenting Now Oct. 5-Nov.16, Tues., 5:30–7:30pm. KIDDOZ Play Center in Bend. A 7-week workshop for parents with children ages 0-6. This class helps parents build long lasting and healthy relationships with their children. Explore new tools and techniques to make parenting young children (0-6) easier and more enjoyable. Cost $30/person or $50/couple. Make Parenting A Pleasure Oct. (call for dates and times). Vern Patrick Elementary School in Redmond. A 10-week workshop for parents with children ages 0-8. This class helps parents discover new skills and techniques to make parenting easier. Cost $40/person $65/couple. Scholarships Available. Staying Connected to Your Teen Nov. 2-Dec 7, 6-8pm. Tues. at the Family Resource Center in Bend. A 5-week workshop for parents with children ages 12-17. Parenting adolescents and teens can be challenging. Learn about strengthening family bonds and connections during the teen years. Cost $30/person or $50/couple. Scholarships Available.

Partners In Care For family and friends mourning the death of a loved one, Partners In Care, offers free, on-going support groups. All classes are at the Partners In Care location unless otherwise stated. 2075 NE Wyatt Court. Please RSVP at 541-382-5882 for the class you’re interested in. Partners In Care offers monthly community educational presentations. Animal Hospice and Pet Loss An open, drop-in group for anyone anticipating or currently experiencing the loss of an animal companion. Tuesdays 6–7:30pm. For further information call Sharen at 541-382-5882. 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. Tues. 10:30-Noon; Oct.19th – Dec 14th or Weds. 5:30-7pm; Oct. 20th – Dec 15th Animal Hospice and 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 10–11am. Summer dates as follows: Oct. 28th, Nov. 18th, Dec. 16th. 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. 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, Oct. 21st-Dec. 16th. Volunteer Training Class: October 9 and 30th, 9am – 3pm. Call Sarah at 541-382-5882 for registration and location information. Volunteer Search Listing: Partners In Care has many opportunities for volunteering depending on your time, talent and interest. Volunteer training available monthly (excluding August and December) Contact Sarah: 541-382-5882. Our new web address is: www.partnersbend.org

Ongoing Events

Bend Farmers Market 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. Mirror Pond at the top of Drake Park, Wednesdays 3–7 pm, through mid-Oct. and St. Charles Medical Center east parking lot, Fridays 2–6pm, through Sept. www.bendfarmersmarket.com. Bingo at Bend Elks Lodge Bend Elks Lodge is now playing Bingo on Thursday Nights, open to the public, must be 18 to play. Doors open at 5pm first call at 6pm. Bend Elks Lodge 1371, 63120 Boyd Acres Rd, Bend, OR 97701. Child Car Seat Clinic Usually meets on the 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. Kiddoz Craft Day- Every Tues. at 9:30am, FREE. Parents Night Out-Oct. 1st and 15th, 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.

Bend First Friday Gallery Walk Oct. 1st, 5-9pm. Galleries in downtown Bend, Northwest Crossing and the Old Mill fill with art patrons as they open their doors for this special monthly evening. Includes musical performances and refreshments at selected galleries. www.visitbend.com. 7th Annual Gopher Broke Scramble Oct. 1st, Noon. At the Bend Golf & Country Club. Proceeds benefit the Recreation Scholarship Fund, giving everyone a chance to play. Get a hole in one and win a trip to play at St. Andrews in Scotland! Cost: $150 per person includes, 18 holes of golf with cart, beverages and snacks at each hole, appetizers and happy hour afterward. Stellar prizes for low net, longest drive, low gross, longest putt, closest to the pin. Contact Sue at sueb@bendparks and rec.org or 541-706-6125. Jazz at Joe’s Oct. 2nd, 7-9pm at the Greenwood Playhouse in downtown Bend. 148 NW Greenwood. Featuring Warren Rand Quartet with Warren Rand – Alto Sax, Murl Sanders – Piano, Bill Athens - Bass and Carlton Jackson – Drums. Come out and enjoy an evening of fantastic music with some of the Northwest’s premier jazz artists. Show Price $25. www.justjoesmusic.com. Love Letters Oct. 2nd, 8pm. Starring Gregory Harrison and Linda Purl. Presented by Ray’s Food Place and The Oxford Hotel. A Benefit for the Sisters Schools Foundation. A.R. Gurney’s Pulitzer Prize-nominated play Love Letters tells the story of Andrew Makepeace Ladd III and Melissa Gardner, whose poignantly funny friendship and ill-fated romance takes them from second grade through adolescence, maturity, and into their fifties. The production traces their lifelong correspondence and the story of their bittersweet relationship as it gradually unfolds from what is written - and what is left unsaid - in their letters. A smash hit both off and on Broadway, Love Letters captures Andy and Melissa with a precision of detail and depth of feeling that has touched audiences across the globe. Tickets: $75, $50 and $35. www.towertheatre.org.

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York City, running hootenannies (folksinger get-togethers) at the legendary Gerdes Folk City. After a year, Brown moved west to Los Angeles and Las Vegas, where he was a ghostwriter for Buck Ram, founder of the Platters. Tired of the fast-paced life, Brown traveled with a band for a few years, and even quit playing for a while before he moved back to Iowa and began writing songs and playing in midwestern clubs and coffeehouses. Tickets: $34 Advance $40 Day of Show. www.towertheatre.org. BendFilm Festival Oct. 7-10th, various times. With venues located in the heart of Bend, the festival offers attendees intimate access to all the action, including filmmaker panels and a full slate of parties and receptions with esteemed jurors and industry veterans. Downtown theaters, lecture sites, music rooms and party venues spark with the energy of new, fresh cinema. Cost: various. Contact info: info@bendfilm.org; 541-388-3378. www.visitbend.com. St Charles Health System Community Event October 8th, 1-2:30pm. “Alzheimer’s - Unlocking the Mystery of the Brain” Dr. Joseph F. Quinn, OHSU Dr. Quinn’s specialties are Neurology and Geriatrics with special interest in Aging and Alzheimer’s. St Charles, Bend Conference Rooms A, B, C, D (room for up to 300 people) No need for RSVP Light refreshments provided Questions: 541-706-4922. www.visitprineville.com. David Grisman Oct. 10th, 7pm. Tickets: Reserved Seating $45 or $56 www.towertheatre.org. Arts Central Black & White Ball Oct. 10th, 7pm. Mt. Bachelor Village Resort Conference Center at 19717 Mount Bachelor Dr in Bend. The date inspired this year’s theme, “10.10.10” The annual Black & White Gala celebrates the arts, arts education, and the commitment of its patrons. This Sunday afternoon dinner and auction offers gourmet fare, fine wine, and an auction of great getaways, high quality works of art, and jewelry. Arts Central is the Oregon Arts Commission’s designated Arts and Culture Council for Central Oregon. Our purpose is to inspire creativity through arts education and to advocate for integration of the arts in all aspects of community life in Central Oregon. We accomplish our purpose through four distinct initiatives: advocacy, arts education, public art, and cultural trust. www. visitbend.com. Judy Collins Oct. 12th, 7pm. Judy Collins has thrilled audiences worldwide with her unique blend of interpretative folk songs and contemporary themes. Her impressive career has spanned more than 40 years. Judy Collins continues to create music of hope and healing that lights up the world and speaks to the heart. Tickets: Reserved Seating $50, $39, $31. www.towertheatre.org.

Jeremy Jones’ DEEPER Oct. 13th, 8pm. From the award winning producers at Teton Gravity Research (TGR) comes the most progressive big mountain snowboarding film to date, Deeper presented by O’Neill. Follow Jeremy Jones and other top freeriders as they travel to the world’s snowboarding meccas and venture past the boundaries of helicopters, snowmobiles, and lifts to explore untouched realms. Hang on tight as Jeremy faces the biggest challenges The 2010 3rd Annual Central Oregon Buddy Walk he has ever encountered in snowboarding. All night Oct. 2nd, 10am. One of more than 275 Buddy Walks planned in y aph hikes, sleeping on peaks, camping 65 miles from r g cities across the country to celebrate Down Syndrome Awareness oto Ph civilization, 20 below temperatures, 10 day storms, and r e Month in October. The Buddy Walk was established by the National ill in M 20 mile days bring the adventure back into riding. Deeper r E Down Syndrome Society in 1995 to promote acceptance and inclusion of sy puts the viewer in the athletes’ boots, from the trials and tribulations e t r of all people with Down syndrome. Registration begins at 9am with ou c to mind-boggling breakthroughs in the sport of snowboarding. $15. www. o the run beginning at 10am. Walk Registration begins at 10am, and the Phot towertheatre.org. one-mile Walk kicks off at 11pm. Following the Walk, participants will enjoy an afternoon of fun and celebration with live entertainment, music, games, raffle, clown, face painting, bounce house, refreshments, BBQ lunch and more. Bend’s Big Fat Tour 2010 Oct. 15-17th, 9am. The Big Fat Tour is three days of mountain biking bliss. At the Riverbend Park, 799 Columbia Street, Bend, Oregon 97702. www.codsn. It’s still a small event so we can provide that personal feel. Come join your org. friends this Fall in Bend when the riding is the best. Please leave your GPS, cycle computer, HR monitor, etc. at home - It’s not a race, It’s about the ride and Oregon Old Time Fiddlers the BBFT is a “No Whiners” event. www.visitbend.com. Oct. 3, 1-3:30pm at the Pine Forest Grange Hall, 63214 Boyd Acres Rd., Bend, Oregon, Donation Accepted, All Ages Welcome, Non Smoking - Alcohol Free, Halloween Fun presented by The Well Traveled Fork Come Listen and Dance, Information: Bob 1-541-447-5451. Oct. 16th, 10am-3pm. The Well Traveled Fork invites you to bring your kids for a fun day of cupcake decorating and pumpkin painting! Cupcakes and pumpkins Cowboy Junkies for children of all ages to decorate in spirit of Halloween and the fall season will Oct. 5th, 7:30pm. Although it didn’t originally have anything to do with their be provided. The event will be held at 2755 Northwest Crossing Dr. Suite 109 sound, the Cowboy Junkies’ name wound up seeming pretty accurate: their (the old Riley’s Market location.) Cost will be $5 per child. music was grounded in traditional country, blues, and folk, yet drifted along in a sleepy, narcotic haze that clearly bore the stamp of the Velvet Underground. The Well Traveled Fork’s Cooking Class Series The vast majority of their songs were spare and quiet, taken at lethargic tempos Oct. 14th, 6pm. “Wood-fired Cuisine and Beer Pairing.” You are invited into and filled with languid guitars and detached, ethereal vocals courtesy of Margo Chef Bette’s home to learn the art of wood-fired cuisine using her personal Timmins. Over the late ‘80s and ‘90s, the group recorded a succession of critically wood-fired pizza oven. Space for this class is limited to 10 people, so sign up acclaimed albums that found favor in the alternative rock community. Advance soon! You can register on our e-store at www.welltraveledfork.com. The cost Tickets: $43 Seats in GOLD, $37 Seats in BLUE, $31 Seats in PURPLE. Day for the class is $50. of Show ALL SEATS increase $3. www.towertheatre.org. Green and Solar Home Tour Oct. 2nd, 9am. Cost: Free. Central Oregon Community College, 2600 NW College Way, Bend. This year’s tour is featuring six homes in Bend and two near Sisters. Start the morning at Wille Hall, COCC with our inspiring Keynote Speaker, Matt Briggs. Then set off to tour the homes throughout the day! www.visitbend.com.

Greg Brown Oct. 6th, 8pm. Brown’s first professional singing job came at age 18 in New

“A Caregiver’s Journey”, A fundraiser to support the Alyce Hatch Center October 16, 10am-1pm. At St. Charles Medical Center. A practical and helpful guide focusing on the specific concerns of the caregiver. Tickets will be $15


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and may be purchased at The Alyce Hatch Center, 1460 NW Juniper, Bend 541-282-1980 or at the door on the day of the event. Price includes a copy of Karen Twitchell’s book, “A Caregiver’s Journey.” If you have any questions about the event or others details needed for the calendar, please send a note to this email or you can also contact Carla Hunt at 541-382-5190 or Andis Kizan at 541-383-1980. Jo Dee Messina Oct. 19th, 7:30pm. Country Star Jo Dee Messina launches Tower Theatre’s New Season with Special Guest Bend’s own Lisa C. Pollock. One of the most recognizable and successful female artists in country music kicks-off the 201011 season of the Francis, Hansen and Martin CenterStage Series at the Tower Theatre, Tuesday, October 19, 2010. Jo Dee Messina turns the Tower stage into the music room of her Tennessee home using her guitar, piano, a couch and a couple of musicians. In this incomparable intimate setting, the Grammynominee and holder of nine Number One singles plays songs new and old, takes requests, answers questions, and shares stories from her ground-breaking career. Tickets ~ Reserved Seating @ $55 and $45. www.towertheatre.org. JIGU! Thunder Drums of China Oct. 22nd, 7:30pm. Hailing from the Shanxi province, this world-renown company of drummers, percussionists and musicians will astound audiences in this ultra-sensory entertainment experience. Chinese for “Beat the drum,”Jigu returns with an all-new show featuring over a dozen powerful drummers, percussionists and musicians. Ranging from 16 to 30 years old, the troupe from Shanxi Province artfully blends astonishing musicianship, rich traditions, and contemporary special effects into a vibrant and colorful spectacle. From the producers of the Peking Acrobats, these thunderous drums—some nearly 10 feet tall—are sure to captivate theatre-goers of all ages. Ticketing ~ Reserved Seating @ $35 and $30. www.towertheatre.org. The Capitol Steps Oct. 26th, 7:30pm. They’re back to put the mock in the pun in punditry…just in time for the midterm elections! song parodies and musical humor inspired by headlines in Washington—and Salem! — these equal opportunity offenders poke fun at both sides of the aisle. Bipartisan fun wins in a landslide with “Battle Hymn of the Tea Public,” “Everything’s Coming Up Roguey,” “Cash for Codgers,” and “Return to Spenders”. Ticketing ~ Reserved Seating $52 VIP (includes CD, beverage, and an exclusive Post-Show reception with the Cast) , $45, $40. www.towertheatre.org.

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Paula Poundstone Oct. 29th, 8pm. Appearing on stage with a stool, a microphone, and a can of Diet Pepsi. PAULA POUNDSTONE is famous for her razor-sharp wit and spontaneity. The Boston Globe said, “Poundstone improvises with a crowd like a Jazz musician…swinging in unexpected directions without a plan, without a net.” Paula is so quick and unassuming that audience members at her live shows often leave complaining that their cheeks hurt from laughter Photo cou and debating whether the random rtes y of people she talked to were “plants”. Read Erin Mill more on Paula Here. Tickets: Reserved Seating er P hoto $40 Advance; $45 Day of Show. www.towertheatre. grap hy org.

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La Pine Grange Flea Market (& trading post) Oct. 2nd, 1-3pm. Come experience the origin of “networking”. Shop in a wholesome family environment for new/used items, collectable’s, antiques, FRESH EGGS, one of a kind crafts and ART. Vendor fees are the most affordable in Central Oregon. The venue is open YEAR ROUND. For La Pine Grange Flea Market Call Pam at 541-536-3007. The Grange Flea Market is at the Grange Hall on Morson (one block North of The Prairie House). www. lapine.org. La Pine Grange Open House/Pot Luck Dinner Oct. 19th, 6pm. Come on down to the Grange Hall on Morson (1 block north of the Prairie House) and enjoy an evening of GREAT FOOD, GREAT CONVERSATION. You can learn more about the folks that are in the Grange. For more information about Grange call Dot at 541-536-2197. www.lapine.org. Grange is a non profit organization that is focused on the local enrichment and education of it’s community, and who’s efforts and energy is used to help rural Americans with legislative action.

Madras “Baskets Tell a Story” June 24 - October 10. View the traditional art of basketry created by hand for thousands of years. Each with their own shapes and design specific and unique to each tribe represented. From the flax woven baskets of the Maori to a Navajo

wedding basket from Arizona and the Museum’s permanent collection, each will tell their story. At the Museum at Warm Springs. www.museumatwarmsprings. org. The 17th Annual Tribal Member Art Exhibit October 21 - January 9. Exquisite traditional and contemporary art of various media by adult tribal artist will be displayed. Some will be for sale. At the Museum at Warm Springs. www.museumatwarmsprings.org.

Prineville Mt Bachelor Kennel Club October 1-3rd. Start Time: Friday 2pm/Sat-Sun 8:30am. Location: Crook County Fairgrounds Indoor Arena, Prineville. Cost: Free to the public. Contact: Sandy Lachowski at 541-388-4979 or www.mbkc.org. C Bar T Productions-Barrel Racing Oct. 8-10 and 16th, 9am. Crook County Fairgrounds, Indoor Arena. Free to the Public. Contact Vicki Jacobson. 541-998-3385 or www.cbartproductions@ aol.dom. CRR - Queens Clinic Oct. 23rd, 9am. Crook County Fairgrounds Indoor Arena. Contact Amorita Anstett at 541-604-0994 or Pamorita_@hotmail.com. Halloween Skate Party Oct. 30th, 6-9pm. Crooked River Gym in Prineville. $4 with ID card and $5 all others. www.ccprd.org. Harvest Party Oct. 31st, 6pm. At the Crook County Fairgrounds Indoor Arena, Prineville. Contact: Sue Uptain at 541-416-0114. www.visitprineville.com.

Redmond Realizing the American Dream - Class 1 of 2 Oct. 4th, 5:30-9:30pm. Location: 2303 SW 1st St., Redmond, OR. Neighbor Impact. The Housing Center provides training on how to become prepared for the homebuying process. Classes are free and open to the public. Participation in this class will help consumers answer many questions about home buying including: the advantages and disadvantages of owning a home, how to budget and save, how to make an offer, how to maintain and protect their home after they move in. Customers having completed this class also satisfy HUD and Rural Development Homeownership Requirements. Part 2 takes place on Oct. 6th. Pre-Registration is required. Phone: 541-318-7506 ext. 109 or www.visitredmondoregon. com. Fall Home Remodeling & Living Green Expo Oct. 15-17th. Bring the whole family to this event featuring over 200 companies with products and services for your home remodeling and decorating needs, including floors, furniture, spas and much more. Learn everything from buying your first home to sustainable housing options. Experts from many fields will be on hand to provide information and answer any questions you may have about your projects. Location: Deschutes County Fair & Expo Center, Redmond. Show Hours: Fri, 12-6pm; Sat, 10am-6pm; & Sun, 10am5pm. Cost: $5/Adults, $4/Seniors and Children 16 and under are FREE. For more information, contact COBA at 541-389-1058 or click here to visit www.centraloregonshow.com. Central Oregon Women’s Expo Oct. 22-23rd, 11am-5pm. Designed by women for women, we offer a unique experience to the women of Central Oregon. We have created a weekend where they can shop, be pampered, inspired and entertained. Who knows what you might find at a Women’s Expo. Women in our community are not only career women, stay at home mom’s, small business owners, wives, daughters, sisters, students, marathon runners, tri-athletes, partners and friends. Most of us are a little bit of all of these things and more. Join us for over 130 vendors, entertainment and a bachelor auction. For additional information, call 541-385-7988 or click here to visit www.centraloregonwomensexpo.com. Location: Deschutes County Fair & Expo Center, 3800 Southeast Airport Way, Redmond. Cost: Free.

Sisters Sisters Mountain Bike Festival Oct. 1-3rd. Register by august 31st $125. After September 1st registration is $150 for adults, $50 for kids 7-17. For complete details visit www. sistersmountainbikefestival.com. All proceeds benefit Sisters School foundation & Sisters Trail Alliance. Oktoberfest Celebration at the Ranch Oct. 2nd, 11am-3pm. With a live band and entertainment. Enjoy seasonal beers from local breweries, family activities, authentic foods, such as Würstl (sausage),


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Blaukraut (red cabbage), Weisswurst (a white sausage). www.blackbutteranch. com. Red Dog Classic Oct. 5th. Location: Aspen Lakes Golf Course, Sisters. A benefit for the Humane Society of Redmond, your golf day includes an 18 hole scramble golf tournament full of great gifts and prizes, golf cart and driving range. So come out to Aspen Lakes, voted one of the Best Places to Play by Golf Digest, for golf, entertainment, a full dinner hosted by Brand 33 Restaurant, Buckboard Murder Mini-Mystery, and a lively raffle and auction. Golf, food and fun for just $125. For more information please visit www.redmondhumane.org. Photography in the Aspens workshop with Rick Schafer Oct. 8-10th. Photography in the Aspens is a Central Oregon photography workshop held at Black Butte Ranch each fall. Led by Rick Shafer, the photography workshops provides various photo shoots on location accompanied by classroom sessions, allowing photographers to enhance their skills and learn new photo techniques and elements. The weekend workshop begins Friday evening with a photo shoot, dinner and a classroom session. Saturday is packed with outings, lessons and digital darkroom sessions, as students prepare their favorite image for display at the Lodge. The workshop wraps up Sunday morning following a sunrise photo shoot, breakfast and classroom session. The price for the weekend includes instruction, field sessions and meals from Friday evening through Sunday morning. Lodging packages are available by calling the Welcome Center at 866.976.7404. We will carpool to locations on the Ranch and to nearby areas. The weekend workshop price will be confirmed shortly. www.blackbutteranch.com.

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Stars Over Sisters Oct. 8th, 7pm. At the SPRD Community Center. Open to all ages. Join us for a fun evening of star gazing and astronomy. Knowledgeable instructors will guide you through the night sky, pointing out constellations, planets, and other objects of interest. Local amateur astronomers will have their telescopes available for up close viewing. If inclement weather threatens, call Ron at 541-549-8846 on the afternoon of the event for possible cancellation. Free. From Timber to Turned Wood Lumber Show Oct. 9th, 10-4pm. Lumberjack show times have not been confirmed, but there will be 3 shows on Sat. The show runs in conjunction with Sisters Harvest Faire. Contact jeri@sisterscountry.com. 541-549-0251.

Sisters Harvest Faire Oct. 9-10th, 10-4pm both days. Location: Hood Avenue, downtown Sisters. Juried vendors selling quality handcrafted items. This is the granddaddy of them all. Celebrating 30 years. Live entertainment, food and free admission. Additional activities to be listed at later date. sponsored by Sisters Area Chamber of Commerce. for info contact jeri@sisterscountry.com. 541-549-0251 or www. sisterscountry.com. Knights of Columbus Oktoberfest Oct. 17th, 1-6pm. Location: St. Edward the Martyr Catholic Church. The Knights of Columbus are having their 6th Annual Oktoberfest at St Edward the Martyr Catholic Church, 123 Trinity Way, Sisters on Sunday Oct 17th from 1-6 pm. Tickets are $15 for ages 13 & up, $5 for 6 - 12 and free for 5 and under. The Alpine Echoes band will once again provide us with music of a Bavarian flavor to go along with the included sausage dinner. More information can be found on the St Edward the Martyr web site at: www.stedwardsisters.org or by contacting the church at 541-549-9391.

Flu Shots Oct. 10th, Noon-3PM. Flu shots for ages 9 and older administered by Healthwise, Inc. $25 fee. Will bill Medicare B, ClearOne & Regence BlueCross Blueshield of Oregon. Benefits Healthy Beginnings. At Holy Trinity Catholic Church, next to Maverick’s Health & Fitness Center. www.sunriverchamber.com. Halloween in The Village at Sunriver Oct. 31st. Beware of all the young ghouls & goblins who turn out for this popular fall event! Trick-or-treating at the Village merchants, costume contest, “Spook�tacular games, pumpkin decorating, haunted house, cake walk, kids carnival, and much more! In The Village at Sunriver. www.sunriverchamber. com.

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Family First Fridays: Creative Collage All ages. Oct. 1st, 9:30am-Noon. Self guided exploration of art. Using the Art Station classroom and supplies, you and your children can create masterpieces together! $5/person Meet the Masters Ages 5-8. Wed., Oct. 6-Nov. 3rd, 9-10:30am. Ages 9-13. Wed., Oct. 6-Nov. 3rd, 11am-12:30pm. Class will focus on artists from the 19th and 20th centuries. While exploring some fundamentals of art history we will create artwork using paint, printmaking and various drawing techniques. All supplies included. $68 It’s Art Wednesdays: Multi-Media Studio Ages 6-8. Wed., Oct. 6-Nov. 3rd, 2:30-4:30pm. Build your skills in art making while developing your creativity and problem solving. Create a variety of projects in painting, drawing, collage and printing. Bring a healthy snack. All supplies included. $94 School’s Out Art’s In: Creepy Clay Ages 6-8. Fri., Oct. 8th, 9am-Noon. Ages 8-12. Oct. 8th, 1-4pm. It’s time for some spook-tacular fun with art! Get prepared for Halloween by creating unique and creepy clay decorations. Be creative with a variety of techniques and dress for art fun. Bring a healthy snack. $30 School’s Out Art’s In: Mysterious Masks Ages 6-8. Fri., Oct. 8th, 1-4pm. Ages 8-12, Oct. 8th, 9am-Noon. Get preparred for Halloween by making spine-tingling masks. Be creative in a variety of media and dcress for art fun. Bring a healthy snack. $30 Observational Drawing II Ages 6-8. Mon., Oct. 25th-Nov. 15th, 4-5:30pm. Continuation of Observational Drawing I, we wioll dive deeper into a more technical exploration of drawing techniques like cross-hatching, shading, value and perspective. $54 It’s Art Wednesdays: Clay Studio Ages 8-12. Tues., Oct. 6-Nov. 3rd, 4-5:30pm. Build your skills in art making while developing your creativity and problem solving. You will create a variety of projects in clay, including hand-building and working on the wheel. $94 Marvelous Mosaics Ages 8-12. Mon., Oct. 18-Nov. 15th, 4-5:30pm. Using broken bits of tile and other objects we will transform two-dimensional and three-dimensional objects into mosaic master pieces. You’ll learn grouting, sealing and attaching your tiles. $75 Art and the Machine Ages 8-12. Tues., Oct. 26-Dec. 7th, 4-5:30pm. Working in both two and three dimensions, you will focus on how the machine is depicted in art. We will explore imaginative machines, time machines, airplanes, cars, trains, factories, computers and more. $81 TEEN/ADULT Clay Open Studio Sun., Oct. 3-31st, Noon-3pm. Limited to intermediate and advanced students, this class allows clay students the opportunity to pursue their own direction at their own pace. No instructor present. Students need to be independent in their studio work. Bring your own tools, or purchase at the studio. $75 Oil Painting I Tues., Oct. 5-26th, 6-9pm. Learn oil painting skills through demos, discussions, and practic, with an overnew of materials, color mixing, and composition. Paints included. Previous drawing exp. recommended. $120 Clay Basics I Tue/Thurs, Oct. 5-28th, 6-9pm. Learn the fundamentals of ceramic art including hand-building techniques, wheel-throwing and glazing. First bag of clay, firings and tools included. $220 All About Glaze Wed., Oct. 6-27th, 6-9pm. Students will learn glaze mixing, application, and safe studio methods. Please bring your own bisqueware. Beginning to intermediate students. Low and high fire glazes included. $120 The Artful Sketchbook Mon., Oct. 11-25th, 6-9pm. Learn visual journaling by using simple and fun techniques in the creation of your own, personal sketchbook. Open to all skill levels, $72. You Can Draw and Paint Tues., Oct. 12-Dec. 7th, 6-9pm. Learn keys to “seeing” so you can tap into the creative part of your brain. After mastering some drawing skills we will explore three different paint media, watercolor, acrylic and gouache. $220

Capturing Twilight at Mirror Pond W/Thur., Oct. 13-14th, 4-7pm. Students will be capturing the last light of day on historic Mirror Pond. Bring your favorite supplies (watercolor recommended). $60 875 Brooks St. Watercolor and Mixed Media for the Travelling Artist Fri., Oct. 15-22nd, 10am-3pm. Students will explore ways to make their travel journal interesting and reflective of their experiences through painting landscapes, vignettes and memoirs, and by incorp. collected treasured items. $20 materials fee. $80. Expressive Drawing and Acrylic Painting S/Sun., Oct. 16-17th, 9am-4pm. Learn practical principles of painting, such as color, value, and harmony of design. Discover an approach to working more expressively, intuitively and gesturally. Participants will explore drawing with watercolor crayons; layinger in using acrylic mediums mixed w/paint; and additive and subtractive techniques of painting. $154 Learn to Knit Sun., Oct. 17th, 10-3pm. Students will learn the basics needed in order to begin and complete a warm winter scarf. Techniques including the knit cast, knit stitch, purl stitch and bind off will be introduced. $45. 875 Brooks St. Mosaic Art Mon., Oct. 18-Nov. 22nd, 6-9pm. Learn about the history, materials and tools as you create unique pieces of functional or decorative artwork.Tools, supplies and some materials are provided. $144 Luminous Watercolors Mon., Oct. 25th, 12:30-3pm. Enjoy a variety of demonstrations and simple exercises to advance your own personal style and ability. This is for students who have taken Watercolor Fundamentals or have previous watercolor experience. $35 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.

Art Classes The Working Questions Oct. 19, Image Transfer, 5–8pm, *Non-members, 6:15–8pm. Non-members - $10/Free to Atelier 6000 Members. Learn to perfect a handy tape transfer technique after Lloyd McMullen shares a quick demonstration of basic image transfer techniques. Engraving on Plexiglass M/W, Oct. 11–18th, 12:30–3pm. Plexiglass plates are amazingly versatile. Learn how to file plate edges, transfer your image, engrave your art on a plexiglass plate using either traditional hand tools or a Dremel engraving tool, ink your plate and print. $75 Drypoint T/Th, Oct. 26–Nov. 2, 12:30–3pm. Discover the expressive intricacies of drypoint, a printmaking technique of the intaglio family. Beginners and experienced artists are welcome. Experience in drawing is helpful. $75. Image Transfer Tues., Oct. 19th, 5-8pm *Non-members, 6:15-8pm. Lloyd McMullen will share a quick demonstration of basic image transfer techniques. This is a chance for everyone to perfect the handy tape transfer technique. Steamroller Print Art Auction We are ready to roll with the extraordinary art exhibition and auction “Under Pressure.” Large scale “Steamroller Prints” mark the walls of Atelier 6000. Bids open First Friday, Oct. 1 and close at the “Last Chance” Under Pressure artist reception held on Friday, Oct. 8 from 5:30–7pm. 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 Innovation in Wax: Encaustic Baskets or Masks Oct. 15-17th. Taking the Encaustic medium in a new direction, this workshop will explore the creation of decorative bowls or masks using wax and natural fibers. Demonstrating the diversity and unique possibilities of the Encaustic process, this workshop will encourage experimentation and creative playfulness as we expand our knowledge of the sculptural capabilities of this medium. Some


encaustic experience is helpful, but not mandatory. $120 + $35 studio fee. ArtTalk: Fri, Oct 15, 7–8:30pm Workshop: Sat/Sun, Oct 16-17, 10–3pm. Instructor: Ron Schultz has a BA from CSU, Northridge in fine art and design, and two years of graduate work at CSU, Chico with an emphasis on printmaking techniques such as engraving, etching, and lithography. In addition to teaching in the field, he has had a lifelong personal relationship with his own creative development. Atelier 6000, 389 SW Scalehouse Ct. Suite 120, Bend, OR 97702. Note: All printmaking classes include the use of the equipment, tools and inks. Paper is available for purchase. Please register for all A6 classes through the Art Station. Call 541-330-8759 to register. www.atelier6000.com.

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Harvest Festival Oct. 2nd, 11am-3pm. Old fashioned fun at the Homestead. Celebrate the season with old fashioned fun including log cabin building, candle making, Duch oven cooking, apple cider and hayrides (with added fee). Behind the Scenes Animal Tours Join our wildlife staff for a look behind the animal exhibits: how food is prepared, how bugs, snakes and tortoises are cared for, where the birds sleep, and more. $15.00 per person regardless of age (plus Museum admission), $10 for members. * Tours start at 2 pm, are approximately 45 minutes long and may include the Desertarium, the bird mews, wildlife kitchen and mammal holding area (based on weather and animal health). * Payment is due upon reservation. * Visitors can reserve space by calling the Museum, ext. 241 during business hours (9-4) or signing up at Admissions. * We will take a maximum of 8 people per tour. (These are not private tours.) * If space is available on the day of the tour, we will announce it through signage at Admissions. * Tours are partially outside so dress appropriately for the weather. * Tours may be postponed due to inclement weather, for safety reasons. In that case, we will contact you to reschedule. 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 re-created 1885 settlement town. Weekly Programs 10-2pm, The Otter Den: A fun, new creative lay and learning space! Children ages 2-5 and their parents can experience changing themes each week, from tumbling to bubble play. 12-4pm, 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. 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. Sponsored by Central Oregon Pediatric Associates. The High Desert Museum is nationally acclaimed for telling the story of America’s High Desert through indoor and outdoor: wildlife habitats; interactive, experiential play spaces for children; living history performances; natural and cultural exhibits; Native American and Western art; and music, nature trails, tours and special programs for all ages. A wild getaway on 135 forested acres, it is just five minutes from Bend on South Highway 97. Summer Hours through Oct. 31st: 9am-5pm daily. Admission: adult, $15; senior (65+) $12; ages 5-12, $9; ages 4 and younger, free. High Desert Museum 541-382-4754, www.highdesertmuseum.org

Sunriver Nature Center & Observatory

Fall Hours Through Oct. 23rd. Fall/Winter hours begin. Nature Center will be open Tues.Sat. from 10am-4pm. Observatory will be open Wed. and Sat. for night viewing from 8-10pm. Solar viewing on Sat. only from 10am-2pm OBSERVATORY OPEN HOUSE NIGHT Oct. 1st, 8-10pm. Be our guest for a complimentary night of stargazing. Enjoy the fall night sky through our variety of telescopes. Remember to dress warm! FREE. All About Animals - the Dog Family Oct. 2nd, 10-4pm. Our furry friends come in all shapes and sizes, so join us and learn about the wild members of the dog family. Educational talks,

displays and activities through out the day. Please call for specific information. 541.593.4394. $4 Adults $ Children (ages 2-12) Members Free. How Big is Big? Oct. 2nd, 8-10pm. How Big is Big? This Observatory Tales of Mystery & Imagination series will teach you a new perspective on the size of stars, suns, moons, planets, galaxies and the universe! The concept is BIG it HUGE! $9 Adults $6 Children (ages 2-12) SNCO Members Free. Night Sky viewing at the Observatory is included in this program after How Big is Big. Darwin’s Puzzels: Evolution of Human and Primate Behavior Oct. 8th, 6:30pm. Frances White, Primatologist, Department of Anthropology, University of Oregon Tickets available in advance at Sunriver Nature Center or at the door. $50/full series, $10/individual lectures ($8 members), $3/students with ID. All About Caves - Caves are Cool! Oct. 9th, 9:30-Noon. Join us for a special talk on Central Oregon lava tubes. Learn how molten rivers of rock have cooled into chilly caves. Then tour a local cave guided by a naturalist to see firsthand the amazing geological features of caves. Please be prepared to caravan to the cave on packed gravel roads. Bring flashlights, water, snacks and dress warm. Maximum # of people for tour= 30 people. Package Price for talk and tour: $7 Adults $4 Children (ages 2-12 must be with an adult). Members are free. Sunriver Goes Wild for Garth Stein! Oct. 9th, 4:30pm. Garth Stein is the best selling author of The Art of Racing in the Rain, How Evan Broke His Head & Other Secres, and Raven Stole the Moon. Garth co-stars with the Sunriver Nature Center’s golden eagle. Event takes place at Maverick’s at Sunriver located on Cottonwood Road. $10 at the door. Jupiter - Observatory Tales of Mystery & Imagination Oct. 23, 8-10pm. Jupiter! Learn about Jupiter the planet and Jupiter the missions. Jupiter has been of interest since man fist gazed at the heavens. It continues to be of major interest today and will be into the future. Program includes night sky viewing at the Observatory. $9 Adults $6 Children (ages 2-12) SNCO Members Free Sunriver Nature Center & Observatory is located at 57245 River Road, Sunriver, OR. 541-5934442. Hours are May 29-Sept. 6th, 9-5pm. Observatory is 10-2pm after June 19th-Sept. 5th. Admission rates are $4, adults, $3 child (ages 2-12) at the Nature Center and $6, adults, $4, child (ages 2-12) at the Observatory evening programs. 541-593-4394; www.sunrivernaturecenter.org

Theatrical Arts

Bend Theatre for Young People presents Fall Play Production Class Oct. 4-Dec. 4th on Mon. and Thurs, 4-5:30pm. Don’t miss the fun this fall with BTYP’s Fall Play Production Class! This class reinforces the basics of the BTYP curriculum while producing the annual Holiday Play, “Storybook Christmas”. Mark your calendar, make sure to pre-register (registrations are already rolling in!), and check back for more details! Performances: December 3rd & 4th. At 1st Presbyterian Church, 230 NE 9th ST. $180. www.bendtheatre.org. CTC Presents Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde Oct. 15-31st. Weds-Sat., 7:30pm and Sun., 2pm. Adapted by Jeffery Hatcher. From the novella Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde by Robert Louis Stevenson. A new and shocking version of the classic tale of depravity, lust, love and horror. Dr. Henry Jekyll’s experiments have brought forth his other self-Edward Hyde, a sensualist and villain free to commit the sins Jekyll is too civilized to comprehend. When Hyde meets a woman who stirs his interest, Jekyll fears for her life and decides to end his experiments. But Hyde has other ideas, and so begins the battle to determine who shall be the master and who his slave. www.cascadestheatrical.org. 2nd Street Theater Presents “The Evil Dead The Musical” Oct. 1-31st, Thurs.-Sun. Special show on the 13th and two shoes on Halloween Eve (7pm and Midnight). Many musicals nowadays are based on movies. But Evil Dead The Musical is the only musical in history to be based on a series of movies. Dating back to 1981, the Evil Dead films combined to make one of the most beloved cult franchises in the history of cinema. Directed by Sam Raimi (Spiderman), and starring cult icon Bruce Campbell, these movies used comedy, gore, slapstick, blood, one-liners, and some of the most creative camera techniques ever seen to revolutionize the horror genre. Some might have looked at these films, and never thought they could be combined into a musical... but that didn’t stop a group of ambitious young people in Toronto from giving it a try. And in August, 2003, in the back room of a small bar called the Tranzac Club, Evil Dead The Musical made its debut. And like the movies it was based on, Evil Dead The Musical quickly became a cult sensation. Within days of opening, people were lined up around the block to see this new show (not only because they heard how fantastic it was, but also because the production was too cheap to have a formal ticketing system). With all the attention the show was receiving, other cities became interested in Evil Dead as well. Tickets $20 adult, $18 Student & Senior. $25 Splatter Zone. Special on October 13th show, all seats $13!! www.2ndstreettheater.com.


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