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The time for gratitude is now

Being grateful for the present and focusing on what you have versus what you don’t have is the key to mindfulness.

  • Jan 1, 2020
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                                Rabbi Chaim S. Rivkin of Chabad of Kirkland lights the menorah on Dec. 22.

Marking the beginning of Hanukkah in Kirkland

Chabad of Kirkland Jewish Community hosted its annual public menorah lighting on Dec. 22.

  • Dec 25, 2019
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                                Rabbi Chaim S. Rivkin of Chabad of Kirkland lights the menorah on Dec. 22.
Attendees gathered for the fifth annual Musical Holiday Lights on the Cross Kirkland Corridor on Dec. 13.	Photo courtesy of Aaron Jacob

Musical and lights on the Cross Kirkland Corridor

Hundreds gathered for the annual Google Lights on Dec. 13.

  • Dec 20, 2019
Attendees gathered for the fifth annual Musical Holiday Lights on the Cross Kirkland Corridor on Dec. 13.	Photo courtesy of Aaron Jacob

Chabad of Kirkland hosting annual Grand Menorah Lighting event Dec. 22

It begins at 4:15 p.m. at Marina Park.

Volunteers from ParentMap join the women of the Terese Smith Howard heritage circle to help tie bows to the wreaths and prepare them for selling. Photo courtesy of Maureen Taasin

Kirkland women fundraise together to help connect families to educational opportunities

Goodwin Connections members expect to sell $10,000 worth of wreaths.

Volunteers from ParentMap join the women of the Terese Smith Howard heritage circle to help tie bows to the wreaths and prepare them for selling. Photo courtesy of Maureen Taasin

Kirkland businesses participate in a giving tree

Community members help families in need to ease the burden and financial stress that comes with gift giving.

Dora Gyarmati. Photo by Nityia Photography

Three simple rules for the holiday

A monthly column about mindfulness.

  • Dec 6, 2019
Dora Gyarmati. Photo by Nityia Photography
Photo courtesy of Jill Jordan 
                                Last year’s Hopelink toy drive with JHS alumni.

Juanita alumni group run second annual toy drive

The boxes are located at the Kirkland Library, the Kingsgate Library and La Corona.

Photo courtesy of Jill Jordan 
                                Last year’s Hopelink toy drive with JHS alumni.

Lake Washington High School debuts ‘Newsies’ this weekend

Students have been rehearsing since the second day of school.

Winterfest returns to Kirkland Dec. 7

The traditional event, put on by the city and the downtown association, lasts from 3 to 6 p.m.

Photo courtesy of Assistance League of the Eastside
                                Assistance League of the Eastside’s Holiday Home Tour will take place on Dec. 6, from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. in Kirkland.

Assistance League’s Holiday Home Tour set for Dec. 6 in Kirkland

The tour will include four decorate homes.

Photo courtesy of Assistance League of the Eastside
                                Assistance League of the Eastside’s Holiday Home Tour will take place on Dec. 6, from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. in Kirkland.

The importance of a good performance

Studio East offer scholarships for their theater classes and programs.

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                                Kirkland Urban entrance.

Kirkland Urban puts on first winter festival

Festival dates are every Saturday from Nov. 30 to Dec. 21.

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                                Kirkland Urban entrance.

‘I live in a world of imagination’: Kenmore’s Castle brings Celtic Christmas revelry to Kirkland

The annual event — by now a tradition for many Washington cities — returns to the Kirkland Performance Center in December.

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                                KPC is offering a pilot Momentia Improv class on Nov. 25.

Kirkland Performance Center brings Momentia to the Eastside

The program allows students with memory loss to socialize and reignite their senses through improv.

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                                KPC is offering a pilot Momentia Improv class on Nov. 25.

Kirkland’s Yee graduates from basic military training

Yee graduated from Lake Washington High School in June.

  • Nov 14, 2019
Photo courtesy of Sharon Sherrard
                                KIN’s annual Alternative Gift Fair will take place Nov. 16 at Peter Kirk Community Center from 10 a.m. - 4 p.m.

Kirkland Interfaith Network to host annual Alternative Gift Fair

The gift fair will take place on Nov. 16.

Photo courtesy of Sharon Sherrard
                                KIN’s annual Alternative Gift Fair will take place Nov. 16 at Peter Kirk Community Center from 10 a.m. - 4 p.m.
Photo by Kathryn Nickford
                                Kimani Troy Iba as Gherardo in Gianni Schicchi, alongside Libby Donald.

Kirkland opera singer stars in Puccini comic masterpiece

Tenor Kimani Troy Iba performs as Gherardo in “Gianni Schicchi” with Vancouver’s Opera Mariposa.

Photo by Kathryn Nickford
                                Kimani Troy Iba as Gherardo in Gianni Schicchi, alongside Libby Donald.

Meaningful Movies in Kirkland to screen story of Korematsu

Attorney General Bob Ferguson will present at Meaningful Movies on Nov. 15.

  • Nov 6, 2019

Hopelink’s Turkey Trot coming to Kirkland Nov. 24

This is the 19th Turkey Trot the nonprofit has hosted in Kirkland.