Planning ahead

Published Jul 26, 2013 at 05:00AM

Aug. 2-8

Aug. 2-3 — MADRAS GARDEN CLUB GARDEN TOUR: Tour seven private gardens around the Madras/Culver area; garden owners will answer questions; $10 in advance, $15 day of tour, free for children 12 and younger, free for seniors 75 and older; 9 a.m.-3 p.m.; Madras Garden Depot, 60 N.W. Depot Road; 541-475-2068.

Aug. 2-4 — DESCHUTES COUNTY FAIR & RODEO: Carnival rides, games, rodeo and concerts; $6-$10 daily passes, $11-$19 season passes, free for children 5 and younger, $5 for everyone Aug. 4; 10 a.m.-11 p.m. Aug. 2-3, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Aug. 4, concert at 7 p.m., gates open at 5:30 p.m.; Deschutes County Fair & Expo Center, 3800 S.W. Airport Way, Redmond; 541-548-2711 or

Aug. 2-4 — FLASHBACK CRUZ: A classic car show of vehicles from 1979 and earlier; event includes display of cars, live music and more; see website for detailed schedule; free for spectators; 2-8 p.m. Aug. 2, 8 a.m.-10 p.m. Aug. 3, 9:30 a.m. cruise to Mt. Bachelor Aug. 4; Drake Park, 777 N.W. Riverside Blvd., Bend; 541-480-5560 or

Aug. 3-4 — “HERO’S WELCOME”: A puppet show for families who are welcoming home a wounded parent from military deployment; proceeds benefit Central Oregon Veterans Outreach; $5 suggested donation; 2 p.m.; 2nd Street Theater, 220 N.E. Lafayette Ave., Bend; 541-312-9626 or

Aug. 7-8 — CROOK COUNTY FAIR: The theme is “Boots, Chaps & Cowboy Hats” featuring a talent show, dance performances, live music, kids zone and more; free admission; 5-10 p.m. Aug. 7, 10 a.m.-10 p.m. Aug. 8; Crook County Fairgrounds, 1280 S. Main St., Prineville; 541-447-6575 or

Aug. 2 — SISTERS FARMERS MARKET: 3-6 p.m.; Barclay Park, West Cascade Avenue and Ash Street;

Aug. 2 — ARCHITECTURE SHOWCASE: Central Oregon Professional Architects Network will display work by local architects as part of the First Friday Gallery Walk; free; 4-9 p.m.; St. Clair Place, 920 N.W. Bond St., Bend; 541-382-5535.

Aug. 2 — FIRST FRIDAY GALLERY WALK: Event includes art exhibit openings, artist talks, live music, wine and food in downtown Bend and the Old Mill District; free; 5-9 p.m.; throughout Bend.

Aug. 2 — MUSIC IN THE CANYON: Featuring funky music with The Sweatband; free; 5:30-8 p.m.; American Legion Community Park, 850 S.W. Rimrock Way, Redmond;

Aug. 2 — MUSIC IN THE PARK: “Rappin’ Rhythms” with Mosley Wotta; free; 6:30 p.m.; Sahalee Park, 7th and B Streets, Madras;

Aug. 2 — “CHRIS HORNER — STORIES FROM THE PELOTON”: Featuring stories and a Q-and-A session; $10 plus fees, $3 plus fees for children; 7 p.m.; Tower Theatre, 835 N.W. Wall St., Bend; 541-317-0700 or

Aug. 3 — “ART OF THE WEST SHOW” OPENS: Featuring juried art work by Western artists on exhibit through Aug. 17; included in the price of admission; $15 adults, $12 ages 65 and older, $9 ages 5-12, free ages 4 and younger; High Desert Museum, 59800 S. U.S. Highway 97, Bend; 541-382-4754 or

Aug. 3 — PRINEVILLE FARMERS MARKET: Free; 8:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m.; Prineville City Plaza, 387 N.E. Third St.; 541-447-6217 or

Aug. 3 — SISTERS DOGGIE DASH & STROLL: Features a 5K dash and a 3.2K stroll with your dog followed by a canine carnival with pet vendors, food vendors and more; proceeds benefit the Sisters Library Early Reading Program; $25 until Thursday, $30 on event day; 8:30 a.m.; Sisters Park and Recreation District, 1750 W. McKinney Butte Road; 541-549-2091 or

Aug. 3 — MADRAS SATURDAY MARKET: Free admission; 9 a.m.-2 p.m.; Sahalee Park, 7th and B Streets; 541-489-4239.

Aug. 3 — SUNRIVER QUILT SHOW: The annual outdoor show and sale features over 300 quilts, potholders, table runners and more; free admission; 9 a.m.-4 p.m.; Village at Sunriver, 57100 Beaver Drive; 541-593-3563 or

Aug. 3 — CENTRAL OREGON SATURDAY MARKET: Featuring arts and crafts from local artisans; free admission; 10 a.m.-4 p.m.; parking lot across from Bend Public Library, Parking Lot, 600 N.W. Wall St.; 541-420-9015 or

Aug. 3 — DESCHUTES COUNTY FAIR & RODEO PARADE: Features floats representing Central Oregon Americana; free; 10 a.m.; downtown Redmond; 541-548-2711.

Aug. 3 — NORTHWEST CROSSING SATURDAY FARMERS MARKET: Free; 10 a.m.-2 p.m.; NorthWest Crossing, Mt. Washington and Northwest Crossing drives, Bend;

Aug. 3 — THE BACKYARD FARMERS MARKET: Free; 11 a.m.-4 p.m.; Celebrate the Season, 61515 American Lane, Bend; 541-244-2536 or

Aug. 3 — CASCADE LAKES RELAY: A 216-mile and 132-mile walking relay with a finish line party featuring music, beer garden and food; free; noon-8 p.m.; Riverbend Park, 799 S.W. Columbia St., Bend; 541-350-4635 or

Aug. 3 — THE AUTONOMICS: The Portland progressive rock band performs; $5; 7 p.m.; Parrilla Grill, 635 N.W. 14th St., Bend; 541-617-9600 or

Aug. 4 — BUCKAROO BREAKFAST: Featuring sausage, pancakes, eggs, hashbrowns, pan bread, bacon and beverages; $8, $5 for children; 6-10 a.m.; Deschutes County Fair & Expo Center, 3800 S.W. Airport Way, Redmond; 541-548-2711.

Aug. 4 — SUMMER SUNDAY CONCERT: The Louisiana-based zydeco act Cedric Watson & Bijou Creole performs; free; 2:30 p.m., gates open at noon; Les Schwab Amphitheater, 344 S.W. Shevlin Hixon Drive, Bend; 541-318-5457 or

Aug. 4 — SUNRIVER MUSIC FESTIVAL — FESTIVAL FAIRE: Themed “Under a Western Sky,” with dinner, live and silent auctions and music; $100; 4:30 p.m.; Sunriver Resort Great Hall, 17728 Abbott Drive; 541-593-9310, or

Aug. 4 — BEND STORYTELLING CIRCLE: Features a group of people telling and listening to stories; bring a story under 10 minutes; free; 6-8 p.m.; Higher Ground, 2582 N.E. Daggett Lane; 541-389-1713 or

Aug. 5 — POP-UP PICNIC: Live music with food and beverages; bring a blanket and canned food for Neighbor Impact; free admission; 5-7 p.m.; The Cosmic Depot, 342 N.E. Clay Ave., Bend; 541-385-7478 or

Aug. 6 — REDMOND FARMERS MARKET: Free admission; 3-6 p.m.; Centennial Park, Seventh Street and Evergreen Avenue; 541-550-0066 or

Aug. 6 — TUESDAY FARMERS MARKET: Free admission; 3-7 p.m.; Brookswood Meadow Plaza, 19530 Amber Meadow Drive, Bend; 541-323-3370 or

Aug. 6 — SMART AT THE LIBRARY: Learn what it takes to volunteer to read in the local elementary schools and create a book-inspired art piece; free; 5-7 p.m.; Redmond Public Library, 827 S.W. Deschutes Ave.; 541-355-5601 or

Aug. 6 — GREEN TEAM MOVIE NIGHT: A screening of the documentary “A Place at the Table” about the growing epidemic of hunger in America; free; 6:30-8:15 p.m.; First Presbyterian Church, 230 N.E. Ninth St., Bend; 541-815-6504.

Aug. 7 — BEND FARMERS MARKET: Free admission; 3-7 p.m.; Brooks Alley, between Northwest Franklin Avenue and Northwest Brooks Street; 541-408-4998, or

Aug. 7 — VOLUNTEER CONNECT BOARD FAIR: The annual event to explore volunteer leadership positions with 25 nonprofit organizations seeking new board members; free; 4-6 p.m.; Bend’s Community Center, 1036 N.E. Fifth St.; 541-385-8977 or

Aug. 7 — ALIVE AFTER FIVE: High Street Band performs, with Rob Fincham and LoVoci; at the north end of Powerhouse Drive; free; 5-8 p.m.; Old Mill District, 661 S.W. Powerhouse Drive, Bend; 541-389-0995 or

Aug. 7 — MUSIC ON THE GREEN: A summer concert series featuring the country band Carrie Cunningham & the Six Shooters, food, crafts, retail and more; free; 6-7:30 p.m.; Sam Johnson Park, S.W. 15th St. and S.W. Evergreen Ave., Redmond; 541-923-5191 or

Aug. 7 — PICNIC IN THE PARK: Featuring country western band Earl Wear & Haywire; free; 6-8 p.m.; Crook County Fairgrounds, 1280 S. Main St., Prineville; 541-447-6909 or

Aug. 8 — “BIG, LOUD & LIVE 10”: A cinema event featuring the world’s most elite marching music ensembles; $18; 3:30 p.m.; Regal Old Mill Stadium 16 & IMAX, 680 S.W. Powerhouse Drive, Bend; 541-382-6347.

Aug. 8 — MUNCH & MUSIC: The reggae band Rootz Underground performs; with food, arts and crafts booths, children’s area and more; dogs prohibited; free; 5:30 p.m.; Drake Park, 777 N.W. Riverside Blvd., Bend;

Aug. 9-15

Aug. 9-11 — SUNRIVER ART FAIRE: An art show with over 65 artist booths featuring fine arts and fine crafts; proceeds benefit nonprofits in Central Oregon; free admission; 9:30 a.m.-7 p.m. Aug. 9-10, 9:30 a.m.-4 p.m. Aug. 11; Village at Sunriver, 57100 Beaver Drive; 877-269-2580, or

Aug. 9-10 — CROOK COUNTY FAIR: The theme is “Boots, Chaps & Cowboy Hats” featuring dance performances, live music, bull riding, barbecue, kids zone and more; free admission; 10 a.m.-10 p.m.; Crook County Fairgrounds, 1280 S. Main St., Prineville; 541-447-6575 or

Aug. 9-10 — COUNTRY FAIR & ART SHOW: Featuring a juried art show and sale, silent auction, raffles, music, food, games and more; proceeds are donated to local community support agencies; free; 5-8 p.m. preview Aug. 9, 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Aug. 10; Episcopal Church of the Transfiguration, 68825 N. Brooks Camp Road, Sisters; 541-549-7087.

Aug 9 — SUNRIVER MUSIC FESTIVAL POPS CONCERT: The Sunriver Music Festival Orchestra performs a pops concert with Bill Ganz’ Western Band; $26-$42, $10 youth; 7:30 p.m.; Summit High School, 2855 N.W. Clearwater Drive, Bend; 541-593-9310, or

Aug. 10 — WINGS AND WHEELS: Features an airport open house, fly-in, pancake breakfast, aircraft displays, kids activities, classic cars, raffle and more; raffle proceeds will be donated to a local charity; free; 8 a.m.-3 p.m.; Prineville Airport, three miles southwest of Prineville on state Highway 126; 541-416-0805 or

Aug. 10 — HIGH DESERT CELTIC FESTIVAL AND SCOTTISH HIGHLAND GAMES: Event includes Highland games, dancers, food, storytelling, live music and more; $10 adults, $7 seniors and students ages 6-17, free ages 6 and younger; 9 a.m.-6 p.m.; Deschutes County Fair & Expo Center, 3800 S.W. Airport Way, Redmond;

Aug. 11 — SECOND SUNDAY: Featuring poet, artist and musical performer Mosley Wotta also known as Jason Graham; free; 2 p.m.; Downtown Bend Public Library, 601 N.W. Wall St.; 541-312-1034 or

Aug. 11 — MICHAEL FRANTI & SPEARHEAD: The pop-reggae star returns to Bend; $36 plus fees; 6:30 p.m., gates open 5 p.m.; Les Schwab Amphitheater, 344 S.W. Shevlin Hixon Drive, Bend; 541-318-5457 or

Aug. 11 — SUNRIVER MUSIC FESTIVAL CLASSICAL CONCERT I: “Music Moves You” featuring selections from Verdi, Ravel, Bernstein and more; $30-$60, $10 youth; 7:30 p.m.; Sunriver Resort Great Hall, 17728 Abbott Drive; 541-593-9310, or

Talks & classes

GENEALOGY 101: Learn the basics of genealogy and how to use library resources to help in your quest; free; 2 p.m. Saturday; Redmond Public Library, 827 S.W. Deschutes Ave.; 541-312-1050.

AARP DRIVER SAFETY CLASSES: Learn the current rules of the road and defensive driving techniques; $14, $12 for AARP members; 9 a.m.-4 p.m. with a lunch hour Monday; Bend Senior Center, 1600 S.E. Reed Market Road; 541-388-1133.

WILD HORSE TRAIN-THE-TRAINER SHORTCOURSE: Learn how to train and gentle wild horses from regional experts; free, $50 attendance deposit; begins July 30 and continues every Tuesday 6-8:30 p.m. through Sept. 14; BLM adoption is final session; registration required by Sunday; Deschutes County Sheriff’s Posse Clubhouse, 65432 Deschutes Pleasant Ridge Road, Bend; 541-447-8165 or

CASA 101: Learn about children in foster care in Deschutes County; free; 4-5 p.m. Tuesday; La Magie Bakery & Cafe, 945 N.W. Bond St., Bend; 541-389-1618 or

OREGON ENCYCLOPEDIA HISTORY NIGHT: “Seeing the Elephant: Songs Inspired by the Oregon Trail” presented by The Quons; free; 7 p.m. Tuesday, doors open at 6 p.m.; McMenamins Old St. Francis School, 700 N.W. Bond St., Bend; 541-382-5174 or

WATERY WONDERS: Learn about the health of the Deschutes River and discover stream critters; free; 11 a.m.-noon Thursday; McKay Park, 166 S.W. Shevlin Hixon Drive, Bend; 541-383-5592 or