The Summer Showdown horse show will return July 15-21 to the Rim Rock Riders Event Center at Brasada Ranch in Powell Butte. Hosted by the Northwest Reined Cow Horse Association, the Summer Showdown is a major destination for top competitors and their equine athletes. The leading event at this year's Summer Showdown is the Nutrena NW Greatest Horseman competition, where the Northwest’s leading professional horsemen will compete in four events – herd work, similar to cutting; rein work, similar to reining; steer stopping; and fence work, where the horse holds, or boxes, the cow at the end of the arena, then turns it on the fence and finally circles it both ways in the arena. Other event highlights include the NW Breeders Classic Futurity and Coyote Rock Ranch Derby, each featuring $15,000 in added money.
Sunriver Quilt Show and Sale, August 3, 2013
August 3, 2013
25th Annual Sunriver Quilt Show and SalernOver 300 quilts on display, many for salernSpecial ExhibitsrnBazaar featuring doll quilts, pot holders,tote bags and morernFree admissionrnfor more information:rnwww.mtnmeadowquilters.orgrnwww.villageatsunriver.com
Oregon High Desert Classics I
A U.S. Equestrian Federation class AA international hunter-jumper equestrian competition; proceeds benefit J Bar J Youth Services; J Bar J Boys Ranch 62895 Hamby Road; 541-389-1409; www.jbarj.org/ohdc; free.
A Midsummer Night's Dream
The setting of this adaptation takes place in 1950, with no change to the language. The 1950's era adds a great twist to the events surrounding the marriage of the Duke of Athens, Theseus, and Hippolyta. Included is the
adventures of four young Athenian lovers and a group of six amateur actors, who are controlled and manipulated by the fairies who inhabit the forest. A Midsummer Night's Dream utilizes a living set. An example would be a
lifeless object such as a garden wall, will be played by a living character. The play is a comedy and one of Shakespeare's most popular works for the stage.
Third Friday Stroll
Businesses stay open with special sales, music, art, food and beverages; this month's theme is "Moonlight Madness;" free; 4-8 PM; downtown Redmond; 541-923-5191.