Red hats all around at ‘extravaganza’
The Madison House Retirement Community will host its 2nd Annual Red Hat Extravaganza tomorrow from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Area Chapters of the Social Club will attend the event, which will feature a Fashion Show and a wide range of vendors from chocolate, cosmetics, jewelry and purses. Madison House expects 300 ladies over the age of 65 this year.
“As a group of women they are energetic and vivacious. They are all dolled up in purple clothing and big red hats,” said Kim Spencer, Madison House marketing director.
The Red Hat Society started in 1998 and has chapters in 30 countries. Women over 50 wear red hats and those under 50 sport pink hats and lavender clothing.
Three yard care seminars upcoming
Three yard care workshops are being offered this spring in Kirkland. All three will be held from 7-9 p.m. at the City of Kirkland Maintenance Center, 904 8th St.
The workshops will be April 22, May 6 and May 20. Each workshop will cover a different natural yard care related topic, such as natural pest control, smart watering and designing a natural lawn.
Natural yard care techniques are designed to minimize chemical pesticide use, conserve water and reduce yard waste being deposited in landfills.
The workshops feature design tips to help make the most of any yard: big or small, flat or hilly. Participants will also learn about controlling pests without toxic pesticides or herbicides, building healthy soil, practicing smart watering and natural lawn care, and designing with plants. Some of the Puget Sound’s most notable natural yard care experts will be at lead each workshop to offer advice and answer any questions.
KPC director thanked for 15 years in charge
Kirkland Mayor Jim Lauinger recognized Kirkland Performance Center Executive Director Steve Lerian with a plaque and proclamation from the city of Kirkland celebrating 15 years of bringing arts programming to the community. Steve and about 100 community members, former board and staff members of KPC celebrated with Lerian on Friday, April 4, with kind words cake and champagne.