“Arts, Planning & Reading in Redmond Parks” Program to Kick Off Saturday, June 29th at Grasslawn Park
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June 19, 2013 Jeri Rowe-Curtis
425-556-2427

Redmond, WA
  —The City of Redmond will partner with local artist, Jacqui Calladine and the Redmond Regional Library for a series of Saturday afternoons in the park beginning Saturday, June 29th from 1pm to 4pm in the northeast parking lot of Grasslawn Park, located along NE 148th Avenue just north of Old Redmond Road.

Activities will include artistic neighborhood mapping (no experience necessary), the King County Library’s bookmobile, and opportunities to provide your ideas on topics such as neighborhood priorities, public trails and eco-friendly actions. Arts, Planning, and Reading in the Parks is a component of the Redmond Neighborhood Network program. This program includes annual neighborhood meetings and the Redmond Community Academy (formerly the Redmond Citizen Academy). The purpose of Neighborhood Network is to seek community ideas and input on a variety of topics important to the community and to help the City strengthen and support connections with and among neighborhoods.

Additional events will be held from 1pm-4pm on Saturday, July 27 at the Redmond Regional Library and on Saturday August 24th, location to be announced.
Jacqui Calladine’s multimedia work is currently featured at VALA (Venue for Artists in the Local Area) in Redmond Town Center. Additional examples of Ms. Calladine’s artistic creations are available through her blog at http://sharedthreads.blogspot.com/.

The Library2Go mini-bookmobiles bring the library to the community. Each vehicle offers a browsing collection of approximately 1,500 items available for checkout, the ability to register for a library card, knowledgeable staff members, and literature and information about the many services and programs the library offers. Learn more at http://www.kcls.org/library2go/.

For additional information on the Arts, Planning and Reading in Redmond Parks program, visit www.redmond.gov/residents/neighborhoods or contact Senior Planner, Kimberly Dietz at 425-556-2415 or kdietz@redmond.gov. Follow your neighborhood’s activities and news through your neighborhood Facebook page and by subscribing to your “Neighborhood News”. 



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