Arts in the Park continues in August
The Redmond Arts Commission continues its 2008 Arts in the Parks series of free concerts and performances, Friday nights at 7 p.m. on the Redmond City Hall campus, 15670 NE 85th St. Bring a picnic and a blanket and make the most of the beautiful summer evenings.
Each event includes artists from the 4Culture Site-Specific Performance Network, along with the main performance of the evening, as follows:
• Aug. 1, Wooden O Theatre: “Romeo and Juliet” directed by George Mount —
Romeo and Juliet, the “star-cross’d lovers” from feuding families, challenge the strife-torn culture of violence around them and seek a way for love to triumph over hatred.
• Aug. 8, Los Flacos — The traditional sounds of Mexico, South America and the Caribbean come through in this exciting performance of songs from Latin America.
• Aug. 15, Redmond Teen Night — Sound the alarm! Local teen bands will entertain. Check www.redmond.gov/arts for the line-up.
• Aug. 22, Redmond Arts Jam III — Musicians, singers and spoken word artists such as poets or comedians are invited to perform onstage, either solo or with Jay Roberts and his band. The Redmond Arts Commission provides microphones, backline amps and a drum kit. Musicians, bring your own instruments; drummers, bring sticks; others, bring your voice. Friends and neighbors, bring yourselves to enjoy a community celebration of the arts.
Swim lessons at Idylwood Beach Park
Idylwood Beach Park is now offering swim lessons through Orca Swim School. New sessions run Mondays through Thursdays, July 28-Aug. 7 and Aug. 11-21. Beginner and intermediate classes are held for age groups 3-5 or 7-10 at various times each day.
Basic classes introduce fundamentals and help youngsters become comfortable in the water. Intermediate classes are geared for students who are comfortable putting in their face in the water and can float independently. Intermediate students also work on stroke progression and breathing techniques.
Safety skills are included in all classes. Swim goggles are recommended.
Open house set for July 28
The City of Redmond needs residents’ ideas regarding how the city should encourage sustainable development and is hosting an information gathering open house from 5-7 p.m. Monday, July 28 in the City Hall Lobby, 15670 NE 85th St.
Currently, the city is proposing changes to its residential development regulations to encourage sustainable development and natural storm water management techniques.
Implementing sustainable development and natural storm water management techniques increases natural resource conservation, reduces home operating costs and better protects Redmond’s drinking water sources. Techniques include achieving green building certification, planting drought-resistant native landscaping, reducing impervious surface (hardscape) area, reusing rainwater from roofs, minimizing site disturbance during development and installing green (vegetated) roofs.
At the open house, city staff will provide examples of different techniques that could be incorporated into residential development and will be able to provide more information and answer questions. If you plan to attend the open house, please call (425) 556-2492 or e-mail email@example.com.