Antique event set for May 31
You know that old vase that Aunt Millie gave you a while back? It’s time to find out if it’s worth anything more than your memories.
An antique and collectible appraisal event will be held Saturday, May 31 from 9 a.m.-3 p.m. at the Redmond Senior Center, 8703 160th Ave. NE.
Registration is strongly advised. Registration fee is $5 per item with a limit of six items per person. Walk-ins without prior registration will be admitted as time allows.
Professional appraisers will be on hand to give verbal evaluations of items in the following categories:
General line antiques will be appraised by Kathleen Victor of Victor Appraisal services; dolls, toys and bears by Leone McMullen and Teresa Lehmbeck of Riverton Cottage Antiques; antique jewelry by Karen Lorene of Facere Jewelry Art Gallery; quilts by Betty Bell of Guildmark Appraisal and Estate Sale Service; fine art by Duane Benoit with over 20 years experience in fine art appraisal; sports memorabilia by Marco Spear of Kirkland Sports Cards; and books by Dacia Hanson, certified antiquarian. Furniture will not be accepted for appraisal.
Registration can be in-person at the Redmond Senior Center or call (425) 556-2314 for additional information.
New school named after writer
Lake Washington School District’s new elementary school on the Sammamish Plateau will be named after Rachel Louise Carson (1907-1964), the writer and scientist best known as the author of “Silent Spring.”
The choice was made through a vote by students who will attend the school this fall.
The name is particularly fitting since Carson’s writings shared her love of nature and advocated protection of the natural environment. The new school will feature many environmentally-friendly features, such as a green roof, extensive use of daylight and a geothermal heat pump.
It is located at 1035 244th Ave. NE in Sammamish.
Historical Society to hold annual picnic
The Redmond Historical Society will hold its last get-together until September from 11 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturday, June 14 at Anderson Park, 7802 168th Ave. NE.
This is the society’s annual picnic, so bring your family and friends and a favorite potluck dish to share. The Redmond Historical Society will provide the rest. The Old-Time Fiddlers will entertain.