During the month of September, the Old Fire Teen Center (OFH), 16510 NE 79th St., is celebrating 16 years of innovative programming. The OFH is known for its wide array of recreational and educational opportunities, as well as strong music and arts programs for young people from diverse backgrounds.
Join the fun at these Sweet 16 events:
• Friday, Sept. 5 at 8 p.m., tickets $8 — The OFH alumni band This Providence are starting their U.S. tour at the OFH. Also appearing are From Aphony and Briar Rose.
• Saturday, Sept. 6 at 6 p.m., FREE — A circuit bending workshop and performance with resident electronic musician APOC.
• Saturday, Sept. 13 at 6 p.m., FREE — A special performance and Q & A with Jeff Stillwell from Deer City, a local Electro Pop star.
• Friday, Sept. 19 from 7-10 p.m., FREE and Saturday, Sept. 20 from 5-10 p.m., FREE — The OFH collaborates with the Redmond Arts Commission to host the Redmond Arts Festival. The OFH will turn into a gallery representing 30 different youth and adult artists with diverse mediums, including painting, sculpture, photography and videography.
The event will also feature acoustic artist and Redmond High School student Whitney Ballen, as well as Clint McCune, co-owner of Soul Food Books and Redmond Arts Commission board member, who will perform with his band Twirl.
• Friday, Sept. 26 from 2-10 p.m., FREE — Official OFH Sweet 16 Birthday party, with food, games and live music. Highlights will include dodgeball, mini-birthday cake baking, musical chairs, sno cones, a barbecue feast and more.
For more information about the Sweet 16 events at the Old Fire House Teen Center, contact program coordinator Chris Cullen, (425) 556-2341 or email@example.com or assistant coordinator Rana Shmait at (425) 556-2371 or firstname.lastname@example.org.