Safety class slated for June 25

Safety class slated for June 25

The Redmond Police Department will be presenting a Women’s Personal Safety class on Wednesday, June 25, 2008 from 6:30-8:30 p.m. It will be held at the Public Safety/Police Department Training Room (8701 160th Avenue NE). Topics to be covered include:

• How to prevent becoming the victim of assault or robbery.

• How to handle “road rage” and prevent accidents.

• How to handle armed encounters including car jackings.

• How to make your home a “hard target.”

• Use of force and your rights within the law.

• The pros and cons of weapons for personal security

• How to decrease your odds of becoming a victim while at home.

The class is appropriate for women 15 years of age and older. Seats are limited, so please only RSVP if you can definitely make it. You can RSVP by e-mail ( or by calling 425-556-2545.

Smelly Bus Tour to make Redmond stop

The Junie B. Jones Stupid Smelly Bus Tour makes a stop at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday, June 25 at Borders Books & Music, 16549 NE 74th St., in Redmond Town Center.

Random House Children’s Books is celebrating the fifth anniversary of the tour in support of author Barbara Park’s bestselling Junie B. Jones series. Last year, the tour brought Junie B.’s hilarious antics to life at book retailers in 25 cities, reaching close to 20,000 fans of all ages.

Park has created an original script for the tour, which will feature live performances by two actors playing Junie B. Jones and Mr. Woo, the bus driver. The two actors are traveling from city to city in a bright pink “Stupid Smelly” School Bus adorned with colorful graphics, including the series’ signature checkerboard and the faces of Junie B.’s friends in the windows.

At the event, Junie B. will open her “Big Pink Trunk of Junk” and perform a “Show and Tell,” sharing instantly recognizable items from the series such as her stuffed elephant, “Phillip Johnny Bob” and the floaty ball from the toilet tank, Junie B.’s favorite “plumbing supply.”

The event is free and open to the public and is recommended for children ages 5 and up. There will also be an official book stamping and free Junie B. souvenirs for all kids in attendance.

For more information, call (425) 869-1907.

RHS production honored again

Closely following its June 9 win of the 5th Avenue High School Musical Award for Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble Cast, the Redmond High School Theatre Arts department’s production of “How to Eat Like a Child” has been honored again.

The Third Annual National Youth Theatre Awards for the 2007-2008 have been announced. “How to Eat Like a Child” won the Outstanding Ensemble award. Performer Carly Gilliland also was nominated for her work in the show and there was a Creativity nomination for doing “How to Eat Like a Child” as a dinner theatre presentation with the actors playing child dinner guests.

The awards will be presented at the Herberger Theatre in Phoenix, Ariz. on Sunday, Aug. 17.

Mission statement of the National Youth Theatre Awards is, “to support, inspire, give feedback and encourage the youth theatre community of America, to increase interest and visibility of youth theatre events, to offer theatres, instructors and actors a medium through which they can connect and to assist in building a helpful and supportive youth theatre community.”

Culver named to Dean’s List

Anna Evensta Culver of Redmond has been named to the Dean’s List for the Spring 2008 semester at Ohio Wesleyan University. To qualify, students must achieve a grade point average of 3.5 or better on a 4.0 scale in at least three unit courses.

Her parents are Michael D. Culver and Karin L. Evensta.

Seeking volunteers

Daylight is longer now, providing an opportunity to get out and assist seniors in going to their medical appointments.

Help seniors in your community remain independent by becoming a volunteer driver for Senior Services.

Drivers use their own vehicles and choose the days and times they’d like to volunteer.

Senior Services reimburses for mileage and parking costs and offers supplemental liability insurance. For more information, call (206) 748-7588, 1-800-282-5815, or apply online at