Dog park rally, french-inspired flea market, summer concerts | Kirkland calendar of events
June 22, 2011 · Updated 5:11 PM
Rally for Dog Park: Help Kirkland win the $100,000 prize in the semi-finals for PetSafe’s National Dog Park Contest. For this stage of the contest, Kirkland residents are creating a video showcasing the support for a dog park in Kirkland. The public is invited to come be part of the final scene of the video during a rally at 9 a.m. June 25 at the Marina Park pavilion. Bring your dogs, family, friends (and their dog). No aggressive dogs. Feel free to make a fun sign, and bring it to the video shoot to show signs of support.
Rain Water Talk and Walk: When it rains, pollution like oil, grease, pesticides and pet waste washes off streets, parking lots and other hard surfaces into local waterways and Puget Sound, harming the health of birds, fish, whales and people. Kirkland neighbors are invited to a free walking tour to see low-impact development examples and discusses watershed and polluted runoff basics. The tour runs from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. June 25 in the north parking lot of Everest Park, 500 Eighth Street South. To sign up, contact Lauren Currin, email@example.com.
Junk in Your Trunk: This community garage sale runs from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. June 25 at Juanita Beach Park. For information, contact Mike Metteer at 425-587-3380 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Seafair Pirates: Seattle Seafair Pirates will invade the Kirkland Heritages Society's meeting at 7 p.m. June 29 at Heritage Hall, 203 Market St. The pirates will reveal their beginnings and update their activities. The Seafair Pirates are a voluntary group of people started in 1949 by the members of the Washington State Press Club. They joined together with other community leaders to create Seattle's first Seafair Festival in 1950. There is a rigorous process to even being considered when joining the group, as they only want individuals who will dedicate themselves. They are present at the Seafair parades during the summer months, and the boom of their cannons warn the crowd that they are coming. For meeting information, call 425-827-3446.
Celebrate Kirkland Fourth of July Celebration: Celebrate the Fourth of July with a downtown parade, picnic and evening fireworks at Marina Park, 25 Lakeshore Plaza Drive. The parade begins at 10 a.m. in downtown Kirkland. For information, visit www.celebratekirkland.org.
Summer Concert Series: The Summer Concert Series kicks off with a free family-friendly performance at 10 a.m. July 5 at Marina Park, 25 Lakeshore Drive. Enjoy a children's concert with Rhys Thomas and the Jugglemania Science Circus. The series runs on Tuesdays through Aug. 25.
Summer Concert Series: Enjoy a free performance by Ruby Dee and the Snakehandlers at 7 p.m. July 7 at Marina Park, 25 Lakeshore Drive. Rockabilly, roots and country all the way from Austin, Texas!
No. 123 Rue des Park Lane: A french inspired flea market using local Northwest vendors. Happens from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. July 9 at Haleys Cottage, 123 Park Lane.
Carillon Point Outdoor Movie Nights: Come down early, set up your chair and blanket, enjoy the sunset, and a delicious dinner from one of our fabulous restaurants on-site, then relax and enjoy a late night movie on a huge screen overlooking Lake Washington! The movie "Dirty Dancing" shows at 9 p.m. July 9 at Carillon Point Plaza. This community centered, family friendly event is great for kids of all ages. There is a $5 suggested donation. All proceeds from the evening will benefit Hopelink, a non-profit organization dedicated to promoting self-sufficiency to all members of the community. For information, visit www.carillon-point.com.
Juanita Friday Market: The Juanita Friday Market is now open and runs from 3-7 p.m. Fridays at Juanita Beach Park, 9703 N.E. Juanita Drive. Due to the delay in the construction work by the beach side, the market will operate by the Forbes House and should move back to the beach side by the second week of June.The market hosts 35-plus vendors selling: fresh organic fruits & vegetables, beautiful flowers, bedding plants & herbs, honey products, dry dip mixes, chutneys, kettle corn, taffy, cupcakes, breads, and other tasty treats. The artisan section will showcase fine jewelry, pottery, pet supplies, face painting, soaps and lotions. Live music and performances all afternoon and evening. Fun Kid's Crafts and Activities each week. First Baptist Church returns with their beloved puppet show the first Friday of each month.
Kirkland Wednesday Market: The market will run from 2-7 p.m. through Sept. 28 on Park Lane. Produce featured varies by the season, but is all locally grown. The market will also have various local crafters/artists every week. For more information, visit www.kirklandwednesdaymarket.org or e-mail email@example.com.
The following summer art classes and camps happen at the Kirkland Art Center, 620 Market St. For information, call 425-822-7161, ext. 105:
Half Day Art Camps (ages 5-7): Happens from 9 a.m. to noon Monday-Friday from June 27 through July 29. Themes include people in art, the art of magic, animals in art, ancient art treasures and stories in art. Cost per week is $145 members; $160 non-members.
Full Day Art Camps (ages 8-11): Happens from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Monday-Friday from June 27 through July 29. Themes include portraits and people, global art, art of nature and architecture in art. Cost per week is $275 members; $295 non-members.
Art History 101 Series: This new series will be taught in the gallery amongst the current show from 6:30-8 p.m. Thursdays, June 30 through Aug. 4. Cost for each session is $15 for members and $20 non-members.
'Paper Dolls: A Conversation with my Sisters': Print artist Mary Mac presents “Paper Dolls: A Conversation with my Sisters" through July 3 at Parklane Gallery, 130 Park Lane, Kirkland. The original monotype printworks celebrate sisterhood with simplicity of design. Also, Parklane Gallery celebrates 20 years in downtown Kirkland with an all-artist show of works all priced at $100 each. For more information, visit www.parklanegallery.com or call 425-827-1462.
Master Chorus Eastside: Master Chorus Eastside celebrates the 4th of July once again with its very popular All-American Independence Celebration at 3 p.m. and 7 p.m. June 26 in Issaquah’s historic Pickering Barn. American music of all styles, from early Americana to frontier music to gospel, and delightful sing alongs stand side-by-side with Dr. Linda Gingrich’s signature commentary. All admissions $12; family $36. Group rates are available. Tickets are available by phone at 425-392-8446, online at www.ticketweb.com or at the door. More information on the chorus can be found at www.masterchoruseastside.org.
Second Friday ArtWalk: Change is in the air for Artwalk in downtown Kirkland. Artwalk is now from 6-9 p.m. the second Friday of the month. Along with the participating galleries of downtown Kirkland, the City of Kirkland Cultural Council “Artilization” Team has plans to invigorate the new artwalk experience with the inclusion of sidewalk activities, temporary artist placement in participating businesses and live performances. Participants include Blaubak Gallery, Gallery Wine, Howard/Mandville Gallery, George's Place, Jennifer Winter Photo Studio, Kirkland Arts Center, Kirkland Painting Company, Kirkland Performing Arts Center, Lakeshore Gallery, Merrill Gardens, Parklane Gallery, Unique Plus +, Soul Ease and Zoka Coffee. For a free, self-guided Artwalk Map go to www.kirklandartwalk.org.
Howard/Mandville Gallery: Featured artwork by artists Renato Muccillo and Kim Matthews Wheaton. Oil/panel artist Renato is from British Columbia and is firmly established with collectors in Canada, but relatively undiscovered in the U.S. Oil/linen artist Wheaton lives and works in the Columbia Basin region of Washington. View the artwork at the Howard/Mandville Gallery, located at 120 Park Lane, Suite D. For information, call 425-889-8212.
Second Saturday Contradance: A new community dance series will be held every second Saturday at the Juanita Community Club, 13027 100th Ave. The evening will be primarily contradances - a social dance form originally from New England. Dances are presented by a caller with a live band of traditional folk musicians. A walk-through is provided for each dance. Attending with a partner is not necessary. Beginner contradance instruction starts at 7:30 p.m. and the dance gets into full swing by 8 p.m. Free ice cream is provided during the break. Admission is $8 at the door; $4 for student with an ID. Info www.folkhorizons.org or 425-605-0804. Folk Horizons is a non-profit organization.
Skylight Open Studio: Kirkland Arts Center students and members are invited to enjoy free weekly drawing and painting sessions from 1-5 p.m. Fridays in the Skylight Room at the Kirkland Arts Center. For information, visit www.kirklandartscenter.org.
Artluck!: On the last Friday of each month, artists come to Kirkland Arts Center to share a meal, view new work, and discuss current art issues. Each month features a short presentation or exercises to boost creativity. Potluck begins at 6:30 p.m. at KAC, 620 Market St.
Kirkland Arts Center Store: This is the place for unique, affordable, quality work in 2-D, ceramics, jewelry, sculpture, fiber arts, glass, and more. Wonderful new work is arriving weekly in all mediums, so make this a regular stop for gifts, self-indulgence, and retail therapy. Conveniently located at the core of downtown Kirkland at 336 Parkplace, Kirkland Arts Center's has store is open seven days a week, and offers art-making activities for kids and special in-store events. Store hours are Monday-Saturday 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. and Sunday 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. For more information call 425-827-8219.
Live Guitarist: Guitarist Jake Olason takes requests from 7-10 p.m. every Wednesday at St. James Espresso, 355 Kirkland Ave. For information, visit www.kirklandsbestcoffee.com.
Book Launch Party: From the author of "Don't Lick the Dog" comes another hilarious and boldly illustrated look at the world of our beloved family pets in Wendy Wahman's newest picture book, "A Cat Like That." With her usual sense of humor, Wahman portrays what cats like and what they don't like in this ideal book for any kid who meets a feline ... from the overeager greeter to the scaredy-cat. So join in the festivities with the author, friends and fellow feline lovers to celebrate the release of "A Cat Like That" at 3 p.m. June 26 at Parkplace Books, 348 Parkplace Center, in Kirkland.
Knit Too Readers: The group will discuss "When the Elephants Dance," by Tess Uriza Holthe at 3 p.m. June 26 at Parkplace Books. Open to all.
Reading Circle: The group will discuss "Homer & Langley," by E. L. Doctorow at 6:30 p.m. June 28 at Parkplace Books. The meeting begins at 6:30 p.m. in order to select next six months of titles. Book discussion will start at 7 p.m. Open to all.