December 28, 2016

Police: Teen arrested after crashing pickup over irrigation canal

From Redmond Police:

Early this morning, at approximately 1:30 am, a Redmond Police Officer attempted to stop a 2013 Toyota Tacoma pickup on SW Canal Blvd near SW Kalama Ave, Redmond when the driver failed to stop and attempted to elude the Officer.  The Officer pursued the vehicle, losing sight of it after it turned onto SW Timber Ave from SW Canal Blvd. 

At approximately 1:34 am, Dispatch received a 911 call of a motor vehicle crash near SW 27th Street and SW Timber Ave.  The crashed vehicle was determined to be the vehicle which attempted to elude the Officer.  When Officers arrived at the crash scene, the driver was not in the vehicle.  A Redmond Police K9 Officer responded and searched the area.  The driver was not immediately located.

The investigation into the pursuit and crash continued, and a suspect was identified by 3:00 am.  At approximately 5:00 am, Redmond police received a call of a suspicious person in the area of the Comfort Suites on SW Yew Ave.  Officers responded and located the suspect.  He was arrested, taken to Saint Charles Medical Center – Redmond for the treatment of minor injuries, and then lodged at Deschutes County Juvenile Detention in Bend.

The suspect is a 17-year-old male from Aumsville, Oregon.  The investigation revealed he had borrowed his grandparent's vehicle, with permission, but drove to Redmond unbeknownst to the grandparents.  The juvenile was arrested for Attempt to Elude – Felony (in a motor vehicle), Reckless Driving and Failure to Perform the Duties of a Driver Involved in an Accident (Hit & Run).

After the Officer lost sight of the suspect vehicle and was no longer following it, the suspect appears to have continued driving west on SW Timber Ave to SW 26th Street.  SW Timber Ave ends at SW 26th Street.  There is a Central Oregon Irrigation District canal in that area.  The vehicle appears to have struck a snow berm, sending the vehicle into the air and over the canal, landing approximately 100 feet away.  The vehicle was totaled and towed from the scene.

December 21, 2016

More Letters to Santa

The Dec. 21 Spokesman features our annual "Letters to Santa" from area elementary school children. We weren't able to fit all of them in the paper, so here are more letters from Sage Elementary.

Check out the Dec. 21 Spokesman!

Check out our annual kids' "Letters to Santa," hop aboard a City of Redmond, Oregon snowplow and read about the Redmond High School boys basketball team learning under a new coach. It's all in this week's Spokesman, available now at locations including Fred Meyer, Westside One Stop and Black Bear Diner.

Redmond woman killed in Highway 97 crash

From Oregon State Police:
On December 20, 2016 at about 6:30PM, OSP Troopers and emergency personnel responded to the report of a multiple vehicle crash on Highway 97 near milepost 126 (south of Redmond). Upon arrival, emergency responders found one driver deceased and two other drivers injured.

Preliminary investigation revealed a 2006 Saturn Ion sedan was traveling south on Highway 97 when it lost control while making a pass. The Saturn slid sideways into the northbound lanes where it was struck (t-boned) by a 2005 Pontiac sedan that had been traveling northbound in the fast lane. The Saturn then struck a northbound 2017 BMW X5 (that had been traveling in the slow lane) before coming to rest on the highway. 

The driver of the Saturn, Kylee J BRUCE, age 24, of Redmond, was pronounced deceased at the scene. The driver of the Pontiac, Josue CHAVEZ SORIANO, age 46, of Redmond received non-life threatening injuries and was taken to Saint Charles in Redmond. The driver of the BMW, Jennifer A OULMAN, age 37, of Redmond also received non-life threatening injuries and was taken to Saint Charles in Bend.

Highway 97 was completely closed for an hour and a half. One lane was then opened for alternating traffic before the highway was returned to normal traffic about 11:45PM. OSP was assisted by the Deschutes County Sheriff's Office, Redmond Police, Bend Police, Redmond Fire and Rescue and the Oregon Department of Transportation. 

OSP is seeking witnesses to the crash. Any persons who may have seen the crash occur is asked to call the Oregon State Police Northern Command Center at 503-375-3555. More information will be released as it becomes available as this is an ongoing investigation.

December 20, 2016

Two killed in crash between Madras and Redmond, fatigued driving suspected

From Oregon State Police:

On December 19, 2016 at about 6:30PM, OSP Troopers and emergency personnel responded to the report of a three vehicle crash on Highway 97 near milepost 102 (south of Madras). 

Preliminary investigation revealed a 2007 Honda Ridgeline was northbound on Highway 97 when it drifted over the centerline and clipped a southbound 2012 Toyota Corolla. After clipping the 2012 Toyota, the Honda struck another southbound vehicle head-on (a 2003 Toyota Corolla). 

The driver of the 2003 Toyota, Richard R MULLINS, age 34, of Madras was pronounced deceased at the scene. A 10 year old male passenger seated in an unknown location in the vehicle was also pronounced deceased at the scene. Nicole A SLY, age 36, of Crooked River Ranch, and an additional 8 year old female passenger were taken by air-ambulance to Saint Charles Hospital in Bend to be treated for serious injuries resulting from the crash. 

The driver of the Honda, Mateo J SMITH, age 19, of Warm Springs, received non-life threatening injuries and was taken to Saint Charles Redmond. His 17 year old male passenger received non-life threatening injuries and was also taken to Saint Charles Hospital in Redmond. 

Information on the occupants of the 2012 Toyota is not available at this time. 

OSP was assisted by the Jefferson County Sheriff's Office, the Oregon Department of Transportation, Redmond Police and Jefferson County Fire Department. The Highway was closed for 3 hours for purposes of the investigation. 

Fatigue is being investigated as a contributing factor in the crash. More information will be released when it becomes available as this is an ongoing investigation.

December 19, 2016

Oregon FFA and Les Schwab collect 500,000 pounds of food

From the Oregon FFA Foundation,

Oregon FFA, Les Schwab team up, collect 500,000 pounds of food during Drive Away Hunger 

Submitted photo
   As the holiday season descends upon us, most people get to over indulge in creamy mashed potatoes, savory turkey, and delectable desserts. But for many Oregonians, the holidays are more famine than feast as numerous residents struggle to provide food for themselves and their families.

   Since 2008 the Oregon Food Bank has seen the demand for emergency food boxes increase by 40%. It is for that reason students across Oregon want to help feed those that need it most. In the spirit of the holiday season, the Oregon FFA (formerly known as the Oregon Future Farmers of America) partnered with Les Schwab Tire Centers, Capital Press and the East Oregonian to help combat hunger. The initial goal of raising 250,000 pounds of food in 2012 seemed daunting but the nearly six thousand FFA members from over one hundred chapters and Les Schwab Tire Centers across Oregon made great strides to help provide the Oregon Food Bank and other local food pantries with much needed food. This year the Drive Away Hunger Event collected over 500,000 pounds of food; double that of the original goal, and enough to provide 384,615 meals. Over the past two years, the event has raised over one million pounds of food for those suffering from food insecurity, enough food to help more than 2,500 Oregon families for more than a month.

   The efforts to collect the food were as diverse as the communities themselves. In Sherwood, volunteers travelled door-to- door where businesses greeted them with a pig for the Pass the Pig fundraiser, helping to collect over 5 tons of food. Some chapters focused on working with local farmers, like Jefferson FFA, who partnered with Case Farms, who donated more than 20,000 pounds of winter squash. The Elkton FFA chapter went door-to- door dropping off collection bags and later picked them up to yield nearly 500 pounds of food. 

   In Eastern Oregon, the FFA chapters of La Grande, Imbler, Elgin, Cove, and Union all partnered with their local Les Schwab and other local businesses to host an Open House event, coupled with collection bags that were inserted in the La Grande Observer. All together they collected 15,138 pounds of food. “The FFA thanks all the farmers, community members and everyone who dropped off food or gave to this effort.” remarked Kevin White, Executive Director of the Oregon FFA Foundation.

   In addition to local chapter efforts, people were encouraged to drop food off at any local Les Schwab Store, and collection bags were distributed by the Capital Press and the East Oregonian and also available at many Les Schwab locations. Most the food will be distributed by the Oregon Food Bank network and end up back in the communities in which it was raised.

   This is a very special project for the Oregon FFA, where members were given the chance to embody the motto of “…learning to do, doing to learn, earning to live and living to serve. In this hunger initiative, FFA members set an example of service leadership”, said Kevin White. He went on to say “It essential for these young people to have a partner like Les Schwab, as they set an example to our members by serving their communities and neighbors.”

   The Oregon FFA is part of the National FFA Organization, formerly known as the Future Farmers of America, and is a national youth organization of 629,367 student members — all preparing for leadership and careers in the science, business and technology of agriculture. There are 7,757 local FFA chapters in all 50 states, Puerto Rico and the Virgin Islands.

   Oregon FFA has nearly 6,000 members in 103 chapters throughout the state. The FFA mission is to make a positive difference in the lives of students by developing their potential for premier leadership, personal growth and career success through agricultural education.

   To learn more or to get involved, visit the Oregon FFA Facebook page and the #TIREdofhunger.

   To learn more about FFA visit or

Submitted photo
About Les Schwab Tire Centers
Les Schwab Tire Centers ( is one of the leading independent tire dealers in the United States, with more than 7,000 employees and more than 475 locations throughout Oregon, Washington, Idaho, Montana, California, Nevada, Utah and Colorado. The company has been recognized for its business practices through several awards, including a Milestone award from the Oregon Sustainability Board, Oregon Economic and Community Development Department honors, an Environmental Excellence award from the Association of Washington Business, an Integrity Counts award from the Northern Idaho Better Business Bureau, and The Oregonian 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015 and 2016 Top Workplace recognition.

December 16, 2016

City releases heritage walk brochure

From the City of Redmond,

City Announces Release 
New Heritage Walk Guide Booklet

   The City of Redmond Historic Landmarks Commission is pleased to announce the release of the Heritage Walk: A Walking Tour Guide to Redmond’s Unique Past.  The Heritage Walk booklet is a free and informative walking tour guide leading users to the doorsteps of some of Redmond’s finest historic homes and buildings.  The guides are available at the Redmond Chamber of Commerce & CVB, the Redmond Museum and Redmond City Hall.  
   “We are thrilled to see the latest edition of the Redmond’s Heritage Walk brochure.  The historic tour is one of our most popular pieces with our annual visitors,” shares Eric Sande, Executive Director of the Redmond Chamber of Commerce & CVB.

   The guide showcase thirty-six commercial, residential and institutional buildings – all constructed between 1905 (five years before Redmond’s incorporation) to the start of World War II – and includes a wealth of information about each structure as well as provides insight into the architectural maturation of the Redmond community.   The guide also features a colorful map highlighting the location of the structures, many of which are conveniently clustered in an easily walkable area around Redmond’s downtown core.

   “We look forward to folks taking this self-guided tour to learn more about our town's fascinating history.  And for those of you that have long ties to town, we invite you to share some of your own family's stories and photos that contribute to the tapestry of Redmond's rich history,” said Redmond Historic Landmarks Commissioner Shannon Farnsworth Rose.

   Pick-up a Heritage Walk booklet and spend part of your day learning something you may not know about Redmond’s unique heritage.  An electronic copy of the guide is available online at

   For more information or to share your own Redmond history with us, please contact Scott Woodford, City of Redmond Senior Planner, at or call 541-923-7758.

December 13, 2016

OSP investigating elk poaching cases cases in Crook and Jefferson counties

From Oregon State Police:

Crook County Elk Poaching: 

OSP Fish and Wildlife Troopers are seeking the public's assistance after a poached and/or unlawfully wasted bull elk was discovered on November 19, 2016 alongside Highway 27 (Crooked River Highway) in Crook County. The elk was discovered by members of the Central Oregon Fly Fishers Club. 

Preliminary investigation revealed the elk had been gutted with hide removed. The bull was also decapitated with none of the meat taken. The wasted elk was likely thrown out at that location the morning of November 19 or late evening of November 18. 

It is unlawful for to waste the edible portions of any Elk. 

A reward of up to $500.00 is offered for information leading to an arrest and conviction in this case. The reward is offered by the Oregon Hunters Association Turn-In-Poacher (TIP) program. 

Anyone with information regarding this case is asked to contact OSP Senior Trooper Scott Vaughn through the TIP hotline at 1-800-452-7888 or email at 

Jefferson County Elk Poaching: 

On December 10, 2016, OSP Fish and Wildlife Troopers responded to the report of a deceased bull elk on Grizzly Road in between County Road 782 and Ramms Road in Jefferson County. 

Troopers believe the elk was shot Friday December 9 from Grizzly Road. There are active cow elk hunts in the area, but there were no Bull Elk hunts active at the time of incident. 

A reward of up to $500.00 is offered for information leading to an arrest and conviction in this case. The reward is offered by the Oregon Hunters Association Turn-In-Poacher (TIP) program. 

Anyone with information regarding this case is asked to contact OSP Senior Trooper Chuck Lindberg through the TIP hotline at 1-800-452-7888

Redmond Police find 11 pipe bombs while investigating hash oil lab explosion

From Redmond Police:
Redmond, Oregon – Yesterday, December 12th at about 2:00 pm, Deschutes County 911 Dispatch received a call about an explosion at 2154 SW 24th Street, Redmond.  Initial reports were two people were suffering burn-related injuries.  Redmond Police and Redmond Fire & Rescue responded.

Police and fire personnel found two people, one male, and one female, suffering from serious burns to their body, including their faces.  Both were transported by ambulance to Saint Charles Medical Center – Redmond and both were eventually flown to Oregon Health & Science University in Portland.  Their current condition is unknown.

Law enforcement discovered evidence of a marijuana butane hash oil (BHO) lab inside the garage, where the explosion occurred.  Redmond Police, with the help and expertise of the Central Oregon Drug Enforcement team, applied for a search warrant to search for evidence of Unlawful Manufacture of Marijuana and its derivatives.

During the search of the residence, authorized by a Deschutes County Circuit Court Judge, a marijuana growing operation was discovered.  The growing operation far exceeded the amounts legally permitted.  Over fifty (50) mature marijuana plants were seized as evidence.  Additionally, approximately $26,000 in cash, fourteen (14) firearms, and evidence of a BHO lab was seized. 

While searching the garage, which is where the explosion occurred, eleven (11) pipe bombs were found, with racing fuel nearby.  The Oregon State Police Bomb Squad was contacted and responded from Salem to take possession of the pipe bombs and render them safe.

Our community is extremely fortunate this incident was not any worse than it was.  BHO lab explosions have been known to cause large fires, knock homes off of foundations and cause property damage to neighboring buildings.  There likely would have been far more damage had the racing fuel and or the pipe bombs exploded.

At this time, no arrests have been made, and no one has been charged with a crime.  A report documenting this incident will be sent to the Deschutes County District Attorney’s Office for review, and a charging decision.  As a result, the Redmond Police Department will not be identifying those injured in this incident.

“Hash oil,” also known as “honey oil,” is derived from marijuana.  The “hash” or “honey” is super concentrated Tetrahydrocannabinol(THC), the psychoactive ingredient in marijuana.  “Hash oil” is made by utilizing highly flammable materials, such as Butane, to refine and concentrate the THC, making a product which can range upwards to 90% THC content.  Today’s marijuana sold in recreational and medical dispensaries typically have THC content ranging from 15% to 20%, and some as high as 30%.  There have been a dramatic increase in the number of marijuana BHO lab explosions in Oregon in recent years.  To the extent, the Oregon State Police has reformed several Clandestine Lab Response Teams.  The last time these teams were being utilized was during the home methamphetamine manufacturing boom of the late 1990’s and early 2000’s.


Your Redmond Police Department will continue to investigate this incident until the District Attorney’s Office renders an opinion on any criminal charges.  We take the safety of our community very seriously; any person utilizing a marijuana BHO lab within our community will be dealt with to the fullest extent granted by law.  If you have knowledge of a marijuana BHO lab in your community, please contact your local law enforcement agency.  All Deschutes County police agencies can be reached by calling 541-693-6911.

December 9, 2016

Happy Holidays

Here are a couple photos from this years Starlight Parade, hosted by the Redmond Chamber of Commerce. 
Redmond Spokesman photos

Local rotating farmers market has successful season

From High Desert Food and Farm Alliance,

Crook County Rotating Farmers Market Celebrates a Successful Agri-tourism Season!

Prineville, ORE – A group of farmers in Crook County, collectively known as the Crook County Small Farm Alliance, are celebrating a wildly successful season of Crooked River Open Pasture (CROP) on-farm events.

   The Crook County Small Farm Alliance (CCSFA) is comprised of eight farmers and community leaders.

   They are dedicated to building community and increasing opportunities to bring their agricultural products to market. Together with the High Desert Food and Farm Alliance, the CCSFA organized 10 free farm events and effectively increased opportunities for the community to engage with the region’s agricultural producers and procure local food. Over the summer, nearly 1000 guests attended the CROP events to meet local producers, purchase produce, meats and other farm produces, listen to music from local talent, tour the farms, and participate in other family friendly events.

   “The community support is huge for us. People are interested in meeting the farmers and ranchers of Crook County, experiencing our farms and ranches, learning what we grow and how to get it. This engagement helps us to continue to do what we love.” said Jerre Kosta-Dodson of Dancing Cow Farm.

   Those loyal customers who came to every event and returned their CROP passport had their names entered in a raffle for a chance to win a thank you gift basket of local goods. On December 5th , CROP farmers invited the winner to collect their gift basket at a special, celebratory potluck dinner with the farmers.

   If you didn’t get a chance to see adorable day old piglets or take in the pungent floral scent of a lavender harvest, fear not. If you missed the opportunity to soak up delicious volcano views or learn to lasso, don’t worry. The CCSFA is excited to announce that they will be back next summer for a third season of family on-farm fun. Look for more CROP event details in Spring 2017 at

HDFFA is a 501(c)3 non-profit serving Crook, Deschutes and Jefferson Counties. Their mission is to support a community-based food system in Central Oregon to increase access to fresh healthy food, support sustainable farm land use, and foster relationships among farmers and consumers.

December 8, 2016

Central Electric issues capital credits

From Central Electric Cooperative, 

Central Electric Issues $1.7 Million in Capital Credits

   Central Electric Cooperative announced Dec. 8, that some current and former members are eligible to receive capital credits payments totaling $1,751,211.35. CEC members will begin receiving their checks this week.

   Individual checks will average $118.51 and will be paid to 10,554 present and former CEC members who purchased power in the years of 1992 and 1993. The payments total slightly over $1.25 million. Most of the difference between the $1.75 million capital credit retirement and the disbursement total is funds due members from the two years of service for whom CEC does not have a current address on file. The cooperative advertises their names in The Bulletin and lists those members on its web site from June through the end of the year in an effort to reach them. The amount of each member’s check is based on the amount of electricity purchased by members in each of the two years.

   Central Electric has made such payments every year since 2001 and in 32 of the past 35 years, totaling $22.3 million in retirements since 1958. As a not-for- profit utility, Central Electric is limited to two options for raising capital, borrowing or raising capital from its members. By melding capital credits funding obtained from members with borrowed money on which CEC must pay interest, the cooperative is able to lower its cost of capital. A benefit of cooperative membership is they share in the margins that the cooperative earns annually.

   Members may receive annual refunds under the cooperative’s bylaws which authorize the board of directors of Central Electric to pay capital credits to members whenever the financial condition of the utility is not impaired by such payments.

Central Electric Cooperative, Inc. Background
A member-owned, not-for- profit electric cooperative, Central Electric Cooperative (CEC) has provided electric utility services to its members in central Oregon since 1941. At the close of 2015, CEC served 32,611 accounts held by 26,155 members in its 5,300 square-mile service territory in Deschutes, Crook, Jefferson, and parts of Lake, Linn, Wasco, and Grant counties. CEC’s electrical system includes 24 substations and 3,883 miles of energized power lines, including 187 miles of transmission line, 2,267 miles of overhead distribution line and 1,429 miles of underground distribution line.

December 7, 2016

Crooked River Ranch suffers second building fire in 12 hours

From Crooked River Ranch Fire & Rescue:

Fire Significantly Damages Garage in Crooked River Ranch
Second Structure Fire in 12-hours

Crooked River Ranch, OR – A late night fire significantly destroyed a Crooked River Ranch garage Tuesday night but the nearby home was saved. The homeowner, Sue Miller, saw a glow through her bedroom window and upon looking outside saw their chicken coop and garage on fire. She and her daughter were able to move several vehicles away from the burning garage to safety after calling 911.

Firefighters received the call at 11:27 p.m. of a structure fire at 15240 SW Quail Road. They arrived to find a fully involved detached garage with fire threatening the nearby home. Crews were able to keep the fire from spreading to the home however the garage and its contents were a total loss. It took firefighters over an hour to bring the fire under control and they remained on scene overnight mopping up.

At this time the cause of the fire is undetermined pending further investigation. The damage to the building and contents is estimated at $100,000.

Crooked River Ranch Fire & Rescue was assisted at the scene by Redmond Fire & Rescue, Jefferson County Fire District #1, and the Jefferson County Sheriff’s Office.

Release on earlier fire from Tuesday:

Fire Damages Home in Crooked River Ranch
Combustibles too near a portable heater cause fire

Crooked River Ranch, OR – A fire damaged a Crooked River Ranch home Tuesday afternoon. A resident smelled smoke and when they went to investigate found a bedroom on fire. The resident likely slowed the spread of the fire to the rest of the home by closing the bedroom door before evacuating the home and calling 9-1-1.

Firefighters received the call at 1:43 p.m. of a structure fire at 9527 SW Geneva View Road. They arrived to find smoke coming from the front door and a side window of the home. Crews confirmed that the only resident home at the time of the fire had safely evacuated and was uninjured. The fire was located and confined to the bedroom however there was smoke damage to the rest of the home. Firefighters had the fire under control within 30 minutes.

At the time of the fire there were working smoke alarms in the home. The cause of the fire was determined to be a portable heater that was too close to a bed.

“It’s important to remember that space heaters can easily ignite combustibles,” explained Fire Chief Harry Ward. “Homeowners should follow the manufacturer’s directions on how far to place heaters from combustible materials.”

Crooked River Ranch Fire & Rescue was assisted by the Jefferson County Sheriff’s Office, Redmond Fire & Rescue, and Cloverdale Fire District.

Check out the Dec. 7 Spokesman!

Life after the Pearl Harbor attack is portrayed in Redmond High School Troupers - The Panther Production Company's latest play, the Ridgeview wrestling team starts the season and Modern Botanicals sells products derived from industrial hemp. Plus, see what appeared in the Spokesman's first issue after Pearl Harbor. It's all in this week's paper, available at locations including Metolius Market, Terrebonne Thriftway and Powell Butte Country Store.

December 1, 2016

December Library adult programs

From Redmond Library,

Redmond Adult Events, December, 2016


Library Book ClubBook Party! Share your favorite reads of the year. Refreshments will be served. Thursday, December 8, 12—1 p.m.

Introduction to Finding GrantsTips for nonprofits, plus an introduction to Foundation Directory Online. Registration required. Monday, December 12, 3:30– 5 p.m.

Know Jingles: Holiday Reader's Theater with Sunriver Stars - Enjoy a delightful hour of reader's theater, including O. Henry's holiday classic "Gift of the Maggi" with Sunriver Stars Community Theater. Saturday, December 17, 12—1 p.m.

Know Jingles - Central Oregon Showcase Choir - Enjoy holiday tunes and harmonies with Central Oregon Showcase Choir. Saturday, December 17, 3—4 p.m.

Computer Classes

Open Computer Lab - Practice or get help with tech questions. Tuesdays, 1:30—3 p.m. No session Dec. 27.

Facebook for Beginners - Learn about popular social networking sites, and get started with your own facebook account. Registration required. Friday, December 9, 2—3:30 p.m.

Craigslist for BeginnersLearn to safely buy and sell on Craigslist. Registration required. Friday, December 16, 2—3:30 p.m.

December, January Library programs

From the Redmond Library,



Preschool Parade Story Time -  Stories, songs, rhymes, crafts to develop early literacy skills. Age 3-5. Wednesdays • 10:15 a.m., No storytime December 17 – January 3.

Mother Goose & More - Participatory music with books, rhymes and bounces. Age 0-3.  Thursdays • 10:15 a.m. No storytime December 17 – January 3. 

Toddlin’ TalesParticipation stories and movement rhymes to enhance social and language development. For children 18-36 months. 
Monday, December 12, 10:15 a.m.
Monday, January 2, 10:15

Animal AdventuresLive animals, stories, crafts with High Desert Museum. 3+ years 
Monday, December 5, 10:15
Monday, December 19, 10:15
Monday, January 9, 10:15
Monday, January 23, 10:15

MnMs (Music, Movement and Stories)Movement and stories to develop skills and encourage fun and with music. Age 3-5. 
Friday, December 16, 10:15
Friday, January 20, 10:15

Pajama PartyEvening storytime with songs, rhymes, crafts and PJs. Age 0-5.
Tuesday, December 13, 6 p.m.
Tuesday, January 10, 6 p.m.

Science Story TimeStories and science with hands-on experiments. 3+ years. 
Friday, December 2, 10:15
Friday, January 6, 10:15


LEGO® Block Party, Read! Build! Play! - Join other builders and a gazillion LEGOs®. (all ages)
Friday, December 30, 2-4
Saturday, January 14, 10-12

Countdown to Noon! (all ages)Snow crafts for all, plus a New Year’s countdown to noon! Friday, December 30, 11-12:30

Holiday CarolsJoin RPA students for carols and cocoa in our lobby. Tuesday, December 13, 10:45

Gingerbread Workshop (All ages)Build a simple gingerbread house with graham crackers and royal icing. Saturday, December 3, 1-4 p.m.

Season’s Greetings for Seniors – (All ages) - Make greeting cards for our friends in assisted living or to take home.  Wednesday, December 7, 3:15-4:15

Royal Tea Party – (All ages)Hear ye, hear ye, all princes, princesses, royal guards, and jesters come to our Tea Party!
Saturday, January 21, 1 p.m.


Teen Advisory Board (12-17 years)Decide library programs, do public services activities, lend your voice to library projects.
Wednesday, December 7, 1:30
Wednesday, January 4, 1:30

STEAM Team – Gingerbread Engineering (12-17 years) - Build and decorate a gingerbread house. Wednesday, December 14, 2-4 p.m.

Ice Skating (12-17 years) - Introduction to Ice Skating, plus a free pass to the Redmond Ice Rink. Wednesday, December 28, 2:30 pm. Registration required

Make - Explore coding with Ozobots. (12-17 years) January 11, 2-4

Teen Writing Group (12-17 years) Develop writing skills through exploration. January 18, 2-3

STEAM TeamExplore coding with Ozobots. Ages 9-17 Saturday, January 21, 10 a.m.