Christmas in the Pines to host this week's Prineville Perk

Four local businesses are having a “Spring Ladies Night” on Thursday, May 8 from 5 to 8 p.m. There will be live music, goodies, drinks, and to top that off they will be offering 20 percent off storewide. So, make plans with your friends to spend a ladies night out at Riches & Rags, Terry’s Jewelry, The Posie Shoppe and The Clothesline.

YoungLife will be holding a Work-a-Thon fundraiser this Saturday, May 10. Students will be renovating the bike path in partnership with Crook County Parks and Recreation and Prineville Police Department. The students get pledges for each hour worked with the goal of raising $300 each towards camp. Local businesses and individuals can sponsor by calling Jake at 541-517-4130.

The FFA Greenhouse will open to the public on Saturday, May 10, and be open from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. It will be closed on Mother’s Day, May 11. Starting Monday, May 12, they will be open Monday through Friday from 3 to 4:30 p.m., Saturday from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. and Sunday from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Prineville Perk will be held at the Christmas in the Pines on Friday, May 9, at the Crook County Fairgrounds, located at 1280 S. Main St, follow the chamber signs. For more information on Prineville Perk, contact the Chamber of Commerce at 541-447-6304. The Chamber is looking for businesses to hold the weekly gathering. If you would like to have active Chamber members come to your business, have coffee, and learn what your business has to offer the community give Kandice a call to get assigned a Friday that is convenient for you. For more information on Prineville Perk, contact the Chamber of Commerce at 541-447-6304.

The “What’s Brewing?” weekly community forum will be held on Wednesday, May 7, from 7 to 8 a.m., at Meadow Lakes Restaurant. This week’s speakers will be Mike Kasberger, Ochoco Irrigation District, and Kyle Gorman, Water Resources Department. They will be speaking on “How will the drought affect Crook County.” The community forum is free and open to the public, and breakfast is available for purchase.

Coldwell Banker Sun Country Realty, Inc ranked 17th for the first quarter 2014 among all Coldwell Banker affiliate offices in North America in AGCI for offices of 1 to 10 sales associates and representatives. They are located at 750 W. 3rd St. and can be reached at 541-447-4433.

Run for Redemption House will be having a 5k Fun Run on May 24, with all proceeds going to support the Prineville Redemption House. You can register the day of the event from 7:30 a.m. to 9:30 a.m. The race will begin at 10 a.m. They are also asking for donations of personal hygiene items, bedding, towels, and unopened toys and games. You can drop your donations off at Mike Hornback's State Farm Insurance Office or at The Round-Up office.

Central Oregon Intergovernmental Council (COIC) has received funding through the Back to Work Oregon grant and the Dislocated Worker National Emergency Grant to assist Central Oregon employers in training new employees. This will pay up to 50 percent of the trainee's wages for a training period of up to six months. The employer can choose the trainee (COIC would pre-screen for eligibility*) or a list of potential trainees could be provided. In addition, COIC would assist with all required paperwork. *Trainee must be an Oregon resident, at least 18 years of age of older, and employment status must be reviewed for eligibility. An agreement must be signed before the individual starts employment. See the website for more information and printable flyer.

May at the Bowman Museum continues this week with their second presentation in the series of four with “Seeing the Elephant: Songs Inspired by the Oregon Trail,” presented by The Quons, with introductory remarks by Kelly Cannon-Miller, Director Deschutes County Historical Society. The event is Thursday, May 8 at 6:30 p.m. in the museum’s community room. Admission is free. For more information call 541-447-3715.

The Crook County Sheriff’s Office is in the process of raising $25,000 to purchase and train a drug detection K9. If you would like to make a tax-deductible donation, you can mail or drop off your donation at the Crook County Sheriff’s Office, Crestview Cable Communications, or the Prineville Police Department.

This column was written by the Central Oregonian’s general manager Teresa Tooley. If you have something that you would like to have included in the Central Oregonian’s business briefs, e-mail it to: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

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