Through an odd mix of circumstance and humor, Laughs Comedy Spot briefly played host last week to a national tribute to honor one of their own, comedian Mitch Hedberg.
Students have trudged along the muddy Cotton Hill Park Trail to get to Kirkland Junior High and Peter Kirk Elementary schools. Highland residents have also used the trail for walking or jogging to the nearby Crestwoods Park.
Be sure to mark your calendar for September 17th, 2pm–9pm, and join us in downtown Kirkland for the first ever Green Festival along Park Lane. Shop at our premier outdoor Eco-market that showcases green goods, eco-friendly services, and community information/outreach. Learn from our local leaders’ presentations and from participating regional organizations committed to making environmental stewardship a key ingredient to success.
A grand opening for the newest link in Kirkland’s chain of urban trails – the Cotton Hill Park Trail – will be held at 10 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 13.
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.
Crowds strolled through Carillon Point Sunday to check out restored and antique classic cars that were featured in the parking lots and vintage boats moored nearby in Yarrow Bay.
I have to admit that ever since the Rev. Jesse Jackson threatened to castrate Barack Obama, I’ve been in a spiritual funk. First of all, when will the black-on-half-black violence end? I thought our society had moved beyond that. Secondly, how is one supposed to have faith when a reverend condescends to such base competitiveness? It shook my entire sense of self, and since then, I just haven’t felt connected to the universe.
Flute Quest: 10 a.m.-9 p.m. Sept. 19-20; 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Sept. 21. Music festival celebrates Native American flute and instruments from around the world. Features concerts, vendors, workshops and more. Admission: Free. Country Village, 23718 Bothell-Everett Highway, Bothell. 425-235-0400 or www.flutequest.com.
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.
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.
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.
Several local high school musicians toured Europe this summer, performing choral and band arrangements for foreign audiences in seven countries.
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.
Kirkland loves its cars. Witness July’s Classic Car show. Or next month’s Concours d’Elegance at Carillon Point.
The Seattle Humane Society will hold its annual Walk for the Animals on Oct. 4 at University Village Shopping Center.