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The first week of September can be considered a second spring in our Western Washington climate. Cooler nights encourage root growth, so fall is for planting. The autumn season also is a good time for garden projects, landscape renovation, new lawns, transplanting of trees and shrubs and even adding vegetables for winter harvest.
The Evergreen Healthcare Auxiliary will host a Holiday Arts & Crafts Fair from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Dec. 4-5 in the Evergreen Hospital Medical Center Galleria, 12040 NE 128th St., Kirkland.
Ringling Bros. & Barnum and Bailey Circus—“Over the Top”: 7:30 p.m. Sept. 4-5; 11:30 a.m., and 3:30 and 7:30 p.m. Sept. 6; 1 and 5 p.m. Sept. 7. The “greatest show on earth” bring elephants, equestrians, clowns, trapeze artists and more to the ring. Cost: $14-$76. Comcast Arena at Everett Events Center, 2000 Hewitt Ave., Suite 200, Everett. 866-332-8499, 866-332-8199 or www.ticketmaster.com.
Evergreen State Fair: Through Sept. 1. Features concerts, monster trucks, classic cars, fireworks and more. See Web site for cost, details. Evergreen State Fairgrounds, 14405 179th Ave. S.E., Monroe. 360-805-6700 or www.evergreenfair.org.
With squeals of delight at old friends lost and found again, the Lake Washington Class of 1988 reunited Aug. 15 at Safeco Field in Seattle for their 20th High School Reunion Gala.
At age 8, Ed Jiang assembled a computer to meet his own needs. At 12, he placed ads on his own Web site, making it profitable to the tune of $90 the first year and as much as $4,000 in one month at its height.
Kirkland loves its cars. Witness July’s Classic Car show. Or next month’s Concours d’Elegance at Carillon Point.
Several local high school musicians toured Europe this summer, performing choral and band arrangements for foreign audiences in seven countries.
The Seattle Humane Society will hold its annual Walk for the Animals on Oct. 4 at University Village Shopping Center.
The Sammamish Rowing Association will host an open house from noon to 2 p.m. on Saturday, Aug. 23 at their boathouse.
Ah, the summer of the “stay-cation,” where rather than hopping on a plane, people are keeping closer to home. Instead of Maui or Miami, maybe a destination in Washington fits the travel budget better.
Art at Marymoor Park: Noon-6 p.m. Aug. 15; 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Aug. 16-17. Show features the works of more than 100 artists in glass, jewelry, fine art, clothing, soap, dolls, mixed media and more. Admission: Free. Parking: $1. Marymoor Park, 6046 West Lake Sammamish Parkway N.E., Redmond. 206-525-5926 or www.nwartalliance.com.
With Chinook salmon largely disappeared from Kirkland steams and listed as a threatened species, the King County Conservation District (KCCD) is always looking for some volunteers to help bring them back.
As someone with an economics degree, I am qualified to tell you, straight up, that our economy sucks. So I’ve been thinking about what to do to make it better.
Kirkland teen band, Shotty, will be headlining the City of Redmond Arts in the Park Teen Stage this Friday.
The phone call came in during the early morning hours. “Cashman, it’s me,” said the voice on the other end. “I’ve got to cancel our lunch today.” It was my old friend D.W. Clark, whose name – for the purposes of maintaining his anonymity here – I will change to D.W. Flark.
When John F. Kennedy Jr. died along with his wife and sister-in-law in a tragic plane crash a few years ago, his uncle, Sen. Ted Kennedy, said in his eulogy that John had been given every gift life has to offer – except for the gift of time. Being able to live a long life, especially when it is a good life, is considered by most of us to be a blessing. Reaching old age is part of what we hope for – for ourselves as well as for our loved ones.