TODAY

WEBCAM 2009 CONFERENCE: The two-day conference is hosted by the Advertising Federation of Central Oregon and features keynote speakers Jim Riswold, creative director with Wieden+Kennedy; Tim Girvin, principal of GIRVIN Inc.; and Chris Winfield, president of 10e20 LLC. Registration required; $175 for AdFed members, and $195 for nonmembers; 11 a.m.-8:30 p.m. on Oct. 15 and 7:30 a.m.-5 p.m. on Oct. 16; The Riverhouse Convention Center, 3075 N. U.S. Highway 97, Bend; 541-385-1992 or www.adfedco.org.

STATEWIDE MARKETING EDUCATION SERIES MEETING: Dan Steiner will present information about supply and demand numbers and Darren Padget, vice president at the Oregon Wheat Growers League, will discuss grain price information. The video conference is presented by OWGL marketing committee; free; 8 a.m.; Central Oregon Agricultural Research Center, 850 N.W. Dogwood Lane, Madras; 541-475-3808.

“TOP TEN BUSINESS PLAN MISTAKES”: Presented by Palo Alto Software founder Tim Berry and CEO Sabrina Parsons. Part of the Economic Development for Central Oregon Industry Month series. Preregistration required; free for Bend Venture Conference attendees, $15 for EDCO members, and $25 for nonmembers; 8:30-10 a.m.; Touchmark at Mt. Bachelor Village, 19800 S.W. Touchmark Way, Bend; 541-388-3236, dayna@edcoinfo.com or www.bvc2009.eventbrite.com.

SPANISH COMPUTER CLASS: Topics include basic computer skills, e-mail, Web searching, word processing and basic research skills. Taught in Spanish. Preregistration required; free; 8:30-10 a.m.; Redmond Public Library, 827 S.W. Deschutes Ave.; 541-312-1028 or michelep@dpls.us.

“ENERGY EDUCATION IS FOR EVERYONE”: Presented by Diane Hanson of NeighborImpact; free; 9 a.m.; COIC WorkSource Bend, 1645 N.E. Forbes Road; 389-9661 or www.coic.org.

“BEYOND FRIENDS AND FAMILY — PREPARE YOUR COMPANY NOW FOR INVESTOR FINANCING”: Prepare how to streamline the financing process and answer investor questions. Part of the Economic Development for Central Oregon Industry Month series. Preregistration required; free for Bend Venture Conference attendees, $15 for EDCO members, and $25 for nonmembers; 10:30 a.m.-noon; Touchmark at Mt. Bachelor Village, 19800 S.W. Touchmark Way, Bend; 541-388-3236, dayna@edcoinfo.com or www.bvc2009.eventbrite.com.

“HOW TO START A BUSINESS”: Covers basic steps needed to open a business. Preregistration required; $15; 11 a.m.-1 p.m.; Central Oregon Community College, Redmond campus, 2030 S.E. College Loop, Redmond; 541-383-7290 or www.cocc.edu.

BEND VENTURE CONFERENCE RECEPTION: Network with BVC conference attendees. Preregistration required; $49, free for BVC attendees; 5-8 p.m.; Broken Top Club, 61999 Broken Top Drive; 541-388-3236 or www.bvc2009.eventbrite.com.

CROOKED RIVER RANCH-TERREBONNE CHAMBER OF COMMERCE NETWORKING SOCIAL: Hosted by Charmaine Manley Design; free; 5 p.m.; 6882 S.W. Ferrett Road; 541-923-2679.

“PROJECT WILDFIRE — PROTECTING YOUR HOMEOWNER ASSOCIATION”: Joe Stuler, Deschutes County forester, and Katie Lighthall, from Project Wildfire, will discuss how homeowner associations can prevent and control wildfire in developments; $5 if preregistered by 5 p.m. Oct. 9 or $10 at the door; 5:30 p.m.; Bend Senior Center, 1600 S.E. Reed Market Road; 541-410-1389 or ccsmith@sunriver-resort.com .

“WRITE A WEB SITE THAT SELLS”: Preregistration required; $49, continuing education units available; 6-9 p.m.; Central Oregon Community College, 2600 N.W. College Way, Bend; 541-383-7270 or http://noncredit.cocc.edu.

BEGINNING PHOTOSHOP WORKSHOP: Preregistration required; $59, continuing education units available; 6-9 p.m., and class continues Oct. 22 from 6-9 p.m.; Central Oregon Community College, 2600 N.W. College Way, Bend; 541-383-7270 or http://noncredit.cocc.edu.

FIRST-TIME HOMEBUYERS INFORMATION SESSION: Learn about tax credits, short sales and how to qualify for a home loan. Reservations requested; free; 6 p.m.; Prudential Northwest Properties, 550 S.W. Industrial Way, Suite 100, Bend; 541-390-8774 or pmellon@prunw.com .

FRIDAY

BEND CHAMBER TOWN HALL BREAKFAST: Attorney General John Kroger will discuss how state offices can help small businesses grow. Reservations required; $25 for preregistered members and $35 at the door, $35 for nonmembers and $45 at the door; 7:30-9 a.m.; Bend Golf and Country Club, 61045 Country Club Drive; 541-382-3221 or www.bendchamber.org.

BEND VENTURE CONFERENCE 2009: The regional event connects seed and early-stage companies with investment opportunities. Keynote speaker will be Paul Kedrosky, analyst for CNBC; $199; price includes pre-conference networking reception at Broken Top Club on Oct. 15 and full-day conference on Oct. 16 at the Tower Theatre with breakfast and lunch; 8 a.m.-6 p.m., doors open 7:30 a.m.; Tower Theatre, 835 N.W. Wall St.; www.bendvc.com.

NORTHWEST GREEN BUILDING INDUSTRY SUMMIT: Two days of networking and continuing education classes for those in the green building industry. Learn about sustainable building materials, green building and Oregon code, solar energy and more; if registered by Oct. 15, cost is $25 for Central Oregon Builders Association and Building Green Council members, and $50 for nonmembers; cost at the door is $35 for members and $60 for nonmembers; Oct. 16 and 17 from 8:30 a.m.-5 p.m.; Deschutes County Fair & Expo Center, 3800 S.W. Airport Way, Redmond; 541-389-1058, gpalmer@palmerhomes.com or www.coba.org/green.

EDWARD JONES COFFEE CLUB: Discuss current updates on the market and economy; free, coffee provided; 9-10 a.m.; Sisters Coffee Co., 939 N.W. Bond St., Bend; 541-617-8861.

ALPINE INTERNET WORKSHOPS: Free; 10-11 a.m. Introduction to WordPress, 11 a.m.-noon Essential Plugins for WordPress, noon-1 p.m. Find the Right Keywords; Alpine Internet Solutions, 790 S.W. Industrial Way, Bend; 541-312-4704.

“SMART CHOICES IN RETIREMENT”: Participants will learn 10 principles to help make money last in retirement; free; noon-1 p.m.; Anna Robbins’ office at Edward Jones, 1444 N.W. College Way, Suite 2, Bend; RSVP to 541-330-4329.

FALL HOME SHOW: Exhibitors showcase remodeling, decorating and landscaping products at this home and garden show; $5, $4 ages 55 and older and free ages 15 and younger; noon-6 p.m.; Deschutes County Fair & Expo Center, 3800 S.W. Airport Way, Redmond; 541-389-1058 or www.centraloregonshow.com.

SATURDAY

“FORKLIFT OPERATION AND SAFETY”: Learn how to safely operate a forklift. Preregistration required; $69; 8 a.m.-1 p.m.; Central Oregon Community College, Redmond campus, 2030 S.E. College Loop, Redmond; 541-383-7270 or http://noncredit.cocc.edu.

“PROJECT MANAGEMENT PROFESSIONAL CERTIFICATION PREP”: Designed for people preparing to take the exam to become a certified project management professional or a certified associate of project management. Preregistration required; $695, continuing education units available; 8 a.m.-5 p.m., and class continues Oct. 18 and Nov. 7 and 8 from 8 a.m.-5 p.m., plus a Friday evening on Nov. 6; Central Oregon Community College, 2600 N.W. College Way, Bend; 541-383-7270 or http://noncredit.cocc.edu.

FALL HOME SHOW: Exhibitors showcase remodeling, decorating and landscaping products at this home and garden show; $5, $4 ages 55 and older and free ages 15 and younger; 10 a.m.-6 p.m.; Deschutes County Fair & Expo Center, 3800 S.W. Airport Way, Redmond; 541-389-1058 or www.centraloregonshow.com.

SUNDAY

FALL HOME SHOW: Exhibitors showcase remodeling, decorating and landscaping products at this home and garden show; $5, $4 ages 55 and older and free ages 15 and younger; 10 a.m.-5 p.m.; Deschutes County Fair & Expo Center, 3800 S.W. Airport Way, Redmond; 541-389-1058 or www.centraloregonshow.com.

MONDAY

“RÉSUMÉS AND APPLICATIONS”: Learn to prepare applications, résumés and cover letters. Arrive 20 minutes early for registration; free; 2-4 p.m.; COIC WorkSource Bend, 1645 N.E. Forbes Road; 541-389-9661 or www.coic.org.

“QUICKBOOKS PRO FOR NONPROFITS”: Preregistration required; $59, continuing education units available; 6-9 p.m., and class continues Oct. 26 from 6-9 p.m.; Central Oregon Community College, 2600 N.W. College Way, Bend; 541-383-7270 or http://noncredit.cocc.edu.

CAMERA AND COMPUTER SWAP MEET: The Cascade Camera Club hosts a swap meet of photography and computer equipment; free; 7-9 p.m.; Bend Senior Center, 1600 S.E. Reed Market Road; 541-382-1705 or robertagli@bendcable.com .

TUESDAY

“CASH OUT, MOVE ON — LEAVE YOUR BUSINESS IN STYLE AND HOW TO GET THERE”: This Opportunity Knocks seminar features presenter Bill Rich, certified public accountant with Bend Equity Associates. Preregistration required; free for OK members and $25 for nonmembers; 8-10 a.m.; Touchmark at Mt. Bachelor Village, 19800 S.W. Touchmark Way, Bend; 541-318-4650, info@opp-knocks.org or www.opportunityknocksevents .eventbrite.com.

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