Newsboys to perform in Redmond April 17
Australia’s Newsboys have hit the road again for their first full-on United States rock tour in five years. The “GO” tour coincides with the release of “GO,” their first pop record release in four years.
Fourteen albums ago, before a separate culture was established to house bands that would follow in their wake as Christian rockers, Newsboys played music infused with life and hope for all who would listen, including patrons of dimly-lit bars and night clubs.
Today, they just as often share the stage with mainstream music artists like REO Speedwagon, Styx or John Fogarty as at Christian events. Although they are Christian Contemporary Music staples, they take their good news wherever they can.
They’ll be here in Redmond at 7 p.m. Thursday, April 17, at Overlake Christian Church, 9900 Willows Rd. NE. Tickets are $45 for Gold Circle seating, $35 for VIP seating and $15-25 for general admission.
For information, call (877) 840-0457 or visit www.occ.org.
Slide show set for April 27
“Explore Tibet,” a free slide show about the people, culture and lifestyles of Tibet, will be presented by the non-profit Vajrayana Dharma Foundation (VDF) at 2 p.m. Sunday, April 27 at the Redmond Regional Library, 15990 NE 85th St.
The slide show will cover the Potala Palace at the city of Lhasa, trekking around the Holy Mountain, Mount Kalashi, exploring the Tibetan yak-hair tent and spinning prayer wheels at a temple.
The slide show will feature travel on a paved road in the city and using four-wheel-drive vehicles on dangerous, rocky hill roads in the countryside. See how the Tibetan live in rural areas, especially Eastern Tibet where mostly herders live a nomadic lifestyle.
Adventure, hiking, spiritual experiences and culture are all included.
Refreshments will be served at no cost, along with special give-aways. All are welcome.
The VDF mission is to provide a home and education for unfortunate children and to care for the elderly in Tibet.
For information, visit www.VajrayanaDharmaFoundation.org or www.vdfus.org.
‘Trash or Treasure’ registration coming up
Registration begins on April 16 for Redmond residents and on April 23 for non-Redmond residents, for the Redmond Senior Center’s “Trash or Treasure” Antique/Collectible Appraisals event, which will take place from 9 a.m.-3 p.m. on Saturday, May 31.
In the spirit of TV’s “Antiques Roadshow,” professional appraisers will give verbal market evaluations for general line antiques, dolls, toys and Teddy Bears, quilts, antique jewelry, fine art, sports memorabilia and books. Furniture will not be accepted for appraisal.
Prior registration is strongly suggested. The fee is $5 per item with a limit of six items per person.
Appointment times will be approximate. Be sure to bring a pen and paper to write down information. Day-of-event walk-ins will be accommodated as time allows.
Call (425) 556-2314 for a detailed flyer and registration form. The Redmond Senior Center is located at 8703 160th Ave. NE.