The Redmond Senior Center (RSC) will host a speaker from Humanities Washington on Tuesday, April 12 from 1 to 2 pm at 8703 160th Avenue NE.
Harriet Baskas, an award winning author and radio producer, will discuss the unusual and offbeat people, places, things and events in Washington State. For example, why does downtown Winlock feature a statue of the world’s largest egg or why is there a drive-through stump displayed at a rest stop on I-5?
Ms. Baskas’ presentation will explore the cultural, economic, artistic, historic and philosophical influences on local and state history by exploring iconic and unusual objects, events and stories.
“Learning the often forgotten or untold story behind an artifact or event leads to a discussion of history and community identity,” stated Ms. Baskas. “This discussion brings added meaning and context to objects and events within a community.”
Registration for this free event is not necessary but strongly suggested in order to allocate appropriate space. Lunch will be available for $3.00 for those 60 and over and $5.75 for all others. Tickets for lunch are required and are available on the day of the event beginning at 10 am. Lunch seating begins at 11:45 am. For additional information, call 425-556-2314.