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Thankful, Grateful, Blessed. IT'S EASY TO EXPLAIN WHY THANKSGIVING IS MY FAVORITE HOLIDAY. It's a time when family and friends gather together and reflect on how thankful they are for one another. No presents, no pretense and no stress—just close friends and family sharing their time and their stories over a thoughtfully prepared meal. 

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Thanksgiving is a day I thoroughly look forward to each year. It's the beginning of the holiday season, a day to relax and enjoy the exciting football season that is well underway, and a time to simply appreciate the season of fall with all of the beauty and nature that surrounds us. The kitchen smells of roasting turkey and pumpkin pie, and the kids are exchanging ideas about what to put on Santa's list. Thanksgiving is truly a time of opening our hearts and sharing our love and appreciation with family and friends.  Whether you call Kirkland home or you are in town for the holidays, I sincerely hope you enjoy this special time of year here. Our precious gem of a city shines of red,

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gold and green in November as the leaves still beautifully adorn our town's many

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rejoice in the abundance with your friends, family and loved ones as you take it all in. 

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Happy Thanksgiving, Kirkland. I am so thankful for the readers, advertisers

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and contributors who all play such an integral role in Kirkland Lifestyle magazine. Thank you for your friendship, your support, your input, and as always, thank you for #KeepingItKirkland.

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INSIDE THE ISSUE NOVEMBER 2019

FEATURES 14 Acorn Squash Salad and Apple Pie Filling Add to Your Thanksgiving Feast with These Delectable Dishes

18 American Heroes When It Comes to War, There Are Heroes on the Front Lines and the Homefront

22 Tracking the Big Five This Exclusive Club Consists of Lions, Leopards, Rhinos, Elephants and the Cape Buffalo

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28 Kiwanis Christmas Tree Lot

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DEPARTMENTS 4

Lifestyle Letter

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Around Town

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Culinary Creations

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Inspired By

22 Travel Destination 28 Giving Back 30 Renovate & Refine 34 Lifestyle Calendar


AROUND TOWN

SCHOOL SAFETY CAMERA PILOT As part of Kirkland’s ongoing efforts to improve walking and bicycling safety for children, a school

KIRKLAND'S PARKS AND COMMUNITY SERVICES DEPARTMENT OFFERS MORE SCHOLARSHIP OPPORTUNITIES

zone safety camera pilot at Rose Hill Elementary

Kirkland's Parks and Community Services

School and Kamiakin Middle School/John Muir

Department’s scholarship program now includes

Elementary School started on the first day of

more opportunities for Kirkland residents to

school, Tuesday, Sept. 3.

receive income-based scholarships to access

Photo enforcement cameras will operate 30

all programs. Kirkland residents, regardless of

minutes before and after the start of school and

age or ability, can now apply for scholarships to

30 minutes before and after the end of school.

cover 50%, 75% or 95%of any Parks Department

Cameras will not operate when school is not in ses-

recreation program. Previously scholarships were

sion, and signs have been installed to clearly indi-

only available up to 25 or 50% of the cost of the

cate to drivers that they are entering a zone where

program. All scholarships are based on income

traffic laws are enforced by an automated traffic

verification. Scholarship applications are available

safety camera. The fine for exceeding the school

online at KirklandWA.gov.

zone speed limit (20 mph) for speeds over 25 mph

“Income shouldn’t be a barrier to people being

will be at $136 per incident. A graduated fine of

active,” Councilmember Toby Nixon says. “We

$250 per incident will be issued for speeds over 30

hope these scholarships will help ensure that

mph. The ordinance authorizing the safety cameras

every Kirkland resident has the opportunity to

also limits the use of revenues from the cameras

access programs where they can be active and

to community safety investments. For more infor-

social in a positive environment.”

mation, visit KirklandWA.gov, or contact Kellie Stickney at kstickney@kirklandwa.gov.

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AROUND TOWN (CON TI N UED) corporate employee giving programs that have been collected over time. However, the new scholarship program makes it possible for any community members to donate to the scholarship fund. Residents who wish to donate to the scholarship program can do this through the city website at KirklandWA.gov.  

SHAKE SHACK OPENS AT KIRKLAND URBAN Shake Shack was pumped to open its second Seattle-area location at 300 Peter Kirk Lane in Kirkland Urban. In addition to the classics, the Kirkland Shake Shack is spinning up local exclusives, including the Pie Oh My concrete:  vanilla custard blended with pieces of A la Mode Pies seasonal pie.  The sweetest part? They  donate 5% of the Pie Oh My  concrete sales to  YouthCare, a nonprofit dedicated to ending youth homelessness and ensuring that young people are valued for who they are and are empowered to achieve their potential.

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CULINARY CREATIONS

ACORN SQUASH SALAD AND APPLE PIE FILLING ADD TO YOUR THANKSGIVING FEAST WITH THESE DELECTABLE DISHES IT’S NO LONGER JUST A NIP IN THE AIR; FALL IS IN FULL SWING NOW! These crisp, cool days urge us to wear layers with warm sweaters, scarves  and jackets. We’re getting cozy on the couch with blankets, a hot beverage and a good book. In the kitchen, it’s the time for soups, casseroles and every kind of comfort food.  Fall is also the season for get-togethers at home with family and friends, including the ultimate dinner party of the year, the Thanksgiving feast. These recipes will be a hit anytime this fall, but surely  on Turkey Day. The best part about these recipes is that they both offer ways to prepare ahead of time. We all need a little less stress during the holiday season!  The acorn squash salad will add vibrant color to your table. It’s simple to make and seasoned with some of our favorite savory herbs. It’s also delicious served at room temperature, freeing up precious oven space. Roast the squash in the morning, then assemble the whole salad just before dinnertime.  There is no getting around pie this time of year, and you can’t get more Washingtonian than apple pie! This recipe for apple pie filling can be made up to seven days in advance, then goes straight into an unbaked pie crust. With the flavor of this homemade filling, no one will be able to tell if you use a store-bought crust! This recipe is enough for two pies, one for you and one for your neighbor! 

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ARTICLE LINDSAY SELLIN, ARNP, RD PHOTOGRAPHY LINDSAY SELLIN


ACORN SQUASH SALAD

SERVES 6

INGREDIENTS + 2 acorn squash + 3 tablespoons olive oil, divided + 3 tablespoons fresh herbs, minced  (use any combination of rosemary, thyme and/or sage) + 2 cloves garlic, finely minced + 1 tablespoon chili powder + 1/2 teaspoon salt + 1/4 teaspoon pepper + 2 cups fresh arugula + 1/2 tablespoon champagne vinegar + 1 cup pomegranate seeds + 1/2 cup crumbled goat cheese + 1/4 cup fresh parsley, chopped

DIRECTIONS 1. Preheat oven to 400 F. Spray sheet pan with cooking spray. 2. Slice acorn squash in half lengthwise. Scoop out seeds. Slice each half into 1/4- to 1/2-inch slices. 3. In a large bowl, add squash slices, 2 tablespoons olive oil, rosemary, garlic, chili powder, salt and pepper. Toss to coat squash.  4. Arrange squash in a single layer on sheet pan. Roast in the preheated oven for 20-25 minutes until fork-tender. Remove from oven and set aside to cool.  NOTE: Can store squash in the refrigerator at this point if preparing ahead. Then take squash out of the refrigerator 1 hour ahead of desired serving time to bring it back to room temperature.  1. Just prior to serving, toss arugula with vinegar and 1 tablespoon  olive oil. Transfer the dressed arugula to a serving platter then top with squash, arranging in overlapping fashion. Sprinkle salad with pomegranate seeds, goat cheese  and parsley. Add a finishing pinch of salt and freshly cracked pepper.

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CULINARY CREATIONS

APPLE PIE FILLING

(CON TI N U ED)

YIELD: 4 QUARTS

You’ll need 1-2 quarts per pie depending on the depth of your pie dish and how high you pile the filling!

INGREDIENTS + 3 pounds apples (Any kind will do, but I like crisp, semi-sweet apples like McIntosh, Pink Lady, Gala or Honeycrisp) + 2 cups white sugar + 1/2 cup cornstarch + 2 teaspoons ground cinnamon + 1/4 teaspoon nutmeg + 1/8 teaspoon allspice + 1 teaspoon salt + 5 cups water + 1 1/2 tablespoons lemon juice

DIRECTIONS 1. Peel, core, and slice apples into 1- to 2-inch pieces. 2. Stuff raw apples into quart-sized canning jars. 3. In a large saucepan or pot, mix together sugar, cornstarch, spices and salt. Add water and stir well. 4. Put pot over medium heat and bring to a boil. Stir often and cook until thick and syrupy.  5. Remove from heat and stir in lemon juice.  6. Pour syrup over apples, stopping about 1 inch from the top.  7. Cover jars with lids and secure tightly. Store in the refrigerator and use within one week. Or for canning, submerge tightly secured jars into a boiling water bath for 20 minutes. Remove from the boiling water and listen for the lids to pop, indicating they are sealed.

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INSPIRED BY

AMERICAN HEROES WHEN IT COMES TO WAR, THERE ARE CHAMPIONS NOT ONLY ON THE FRONT LINES BUT ALSO ON THE HOMEFRONT

ARTICLE MARY BERNARD PHOTOGRAPHY TODD SMITH, CONNI SMITH

“THANK YOU FOR YOUR SERVICE.” This expression of appreciation is offered to U.S. service members every day. But there is a group of sewers who have taken it upon themselves to express their gratitude in a different and unique way. The American Hero Quilts volunteers, who gather in various locations across the country, create quilts for military men and women injured in the Iraq and Afghanistan wars. Calling a quilt a “metaphorical hug,” the organization aims to provide recognition and appreciation, ease suffering and offer a kind of simple comfort that feels like home.  18

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DESIGN CONSIDERATIONS Each quilt has its own design, inspired by the individual who initiates it. There are some standards, however. The color scheme must be red, white and blue, the fabric must be 100% good quality cotton, and the backing cannot be white or beige, because it may become stained by blood, a solemn reminder of what our service members can experience in the field. Each recipient of a twin-sized quilt gets to keep it. “While these standards may seem overwhelmingly demanding,” the website says, “We cannot emphasize the importance of providing quality quilts to our wounded heroes.” All of the group’s recommendations are meant to ensure that each recipient receives a quilt that will not interfere with the healing process. THE QUILTING GROUP American Hero Quilts’ volunteers, 800 total nationwide, have created and shipped more than 30,000 quilts since Sue Nebeker, of Vashon Island, started the organization in 2004. Little did they know they would still be doing this work 15 years later. Conni Smith, of Poulsbo, started an American Hero Quilts group almost 10 years ago. The upper floor of her large garage is now home to some 17 seamstresses who gather weekly and together create about 25 quilts per month. It is one of the larger groups in the organization, Conni says. A handmade sign at her place reads “Conni’s Sweat Shop.” Conni and her husband owned Kirkland Sand & Gravel before moving on to another business in Kitsap County. She says most of the women in her group are retired business people, who could be doing other things with their time. “They do this out of love,” she says, “And I’m just really proud of them.”

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INSPIRED BY

(CON TI N U ED)

“OUR SOLDIERS ARE SO IMPORTANT,” CONNI SAYS. “OUR SERVICE PEOPLE ARE UNDERVALUED, SO I’M VERY PASSIONATE ABOUT GIVING BACK. IT ALWAYS COMES BACK TENFOLD”

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A LABOR OF LOVE The Poulsbo quilting group is social but productive. “I just love these ladies,” Conni says. “They’re so giving.” Almost all of the women have spouses who served in some branch of the military, and Conni’s husband was in the Army. The women make all of the quilt tops and then the top—along with the batting and backing—is sent to someone with a longarm quilting machine for assembly. As the name suggests, the wide chassis of the longarm machine allows the sewer to feed through large swaths of fabric at one time. Some of the tops and materials are sent to other volunteers to be quilted.  PACKAGE DELIVERY After the assembly is finished, the quilts go to Vashon Island, where the local volunteer fire department boxes them up for shipping to bases in Afghanistan and Qatar. Sometimes quilts are sent to other destinations because there has been a specific request. No quilt goes to waste. Quilts that are donated or made by the group may also be sent to Madigan Hospital at Joint Base Lewis McCord or other Warrior Transition Centers in the U.S.  THE GIFT OF GIVING Conni funds the quilting endeavor on her own, buying the fabric and materials and keeping the shared workspace ready and tidy. “Our soldiers are so important,” she says. “Our service people are undervalued, so I’m very passionate about giving back. It always comes back tenfold.” When she spots a couple of Navy guys around the base in Poulsbo, she’s been known to buy them lunch.  Military personnel are likewise passionate about their quilts. One photo from an American Hero quilt recipient in Afghanistan carried the caption: “Thank you so much for the quilt. It’s absolutely beautiful and makes me feel at home. Forever humbled and grateful.” HOW TO HELP Fundraising for any volunteer organization is an ongoing effort, so the quilters sometimes make appearances with their goods at county fairs or other events. They don’t sell the quilts, but these appearances offer a good opportunity for the group to publicize what they do and potentially generate contributions.  People who want to participate in an American Hero group need not be quilters, but it’s helpful if they know how to sew and cut fabric. Some have come with no experience at all and learned as they went along, Conni says.  American Hero Quilts is always looking for volunteers, and there are many ways to support the effort in addition to sewing. For more information about the quilts and how you can support the organization, visit AmericanHeroQuilts.com.

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TRAVEL DESTINATION

Tracking the

ARTICLE AND PHOTOGRAPHY LAINE LOVELAND

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Big Five

THIS EXCLUSIVE CLUB CONSISTS OF LIONS, LEOPARDS, RHINOS, ELEPHANTS AND THE CAPE BUFFALO

IT’S 5AM WHEN YOU’RE ROUSTED FROM A COMFORTABLE SLEEP BY A SOFT TAPPING ON THE FRAME OF YOUR TENT, AND A CAMP OFFICIAL CALLING YOU BY NAME. You’re given 30 minutes to dress and make yourself presentable before being escorted to the main dining area. As you climb from your plush sheets, you’re immediately alert to the sounds of the African Bush. Baboons are frolicking on your tent’s roof, and a hippo is chewing on reeds just a few steps away. You throw on your khakis, grab your camera and binoculars, and trustingly follow your guide through the darkness to the breakfast tent. Along the way, he shines his flashlight on fresh lion tracks left minutes before. Once in the dining tent, you and your fellow campers will enjoy morning coffee and a continental breakfast before heading out for your first safari of the day. You’ll return later in the morning for an epicurean brunch and time to rest, read, swim, organize photos or gather in the common tent to share safari stories. CONTINUED >

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TRAVEL DESTINATION

(CON TI N U ED)

Most safaris last about three hours and take place at sunrise and sunset when the game is awake, active and easiest to spot. It’s also your best chance of achieving what is the primary goal for most safari-goers; spotting and tracking the Big Five. This exclusive club consists of lions, leopards, rhinos, elephants and the Cape Buffalo. Your guide is an expert, highly trained and educated, and your 4x4 Land Cruiser is open-sided. Your chances of achieving your goal are excellent. Not all safari camps contain the Big Five, but the Kruger and Chobe National Parks are known for its abundance of these honorary club members. Mala Mala, which shares an unfenced border with Kruger and the Sabi Sand Reserves, is one of the largest, private big game reserves in South Africa. Located along the Sand River and containing three separate camps within its boundaries, the reserve has been in existence since 1927. All three camps are luxurious and have their own unique characteristics; private villas with pools in Camp Rattray and lodges with expansive suites in Camps Sable and Main Camp. Massage services, gourmet meals, well-stocked bars with impressive wine lists and large viewing decks are customary in whichever camp you stay. Tubu Tree, located in the Okavango Delta in Botswana, is known for its concentration of game viewing on land as well as through its twisting estuaries. Whether you’re gliding through the lagoon in a “mokoro,” (a traditional dug-out canoe)  or placidly cruising in an open passenger boat, you will see herds of elephants;  pods of hippos; and a variety of birds including the Wattled Crane, African Fish Eagle  and the Red-Billed Hornbill. Accommodations consist of eight traditional-style tents on raised platforms overlooking the floodplains. All tents have ensuite bathrooms with private outdoor showers and are well-stocked with superior bedding and toiletries. Gourmet meals are served in a main dining tent or, on occasion, under the stars, and the open bar is shaded by a large Marula tree. Camp Tubu Tree does not contain the Big Five, as lions do not inhabit the area, but the beauty and allure of the Okavango is incomparable. Savute Safari Lodge, within Chobe National Park, offers luxury safaris along the waterways of the Linyanti River and deep within the bush of Botswana. Built of natural woods and covered in thatch, the 12  first-class suites offer every modern convenience while still blending with the ruggedness of the landscape. Lounge at the pool and watch elephants bathe in a nearby watering hole, relax on the expansive deck with binoculars and a gin and tonic, or simply read a book. The Big Five live here along the river and within the depths of the park. When it’s time for dinner, you might be treated to a traditional Botswanan dish called Seswa, a stewed and shredded meat slowly cooked over an open fire. Most camps offer their own unique experiences. Some guides serve their passengers a “sundowner” cocktail during the evening safari. Along with their beverage, guests are given the opportunity to take a short walk in the vicinity of their cruiser to watch the setting sun. Other camps invite the local villagers to sell their hand-woven baskets and beaded jewelry or to perform traditional folk singing and dancing around the campfire.

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The months of July through September

the African bush, but several other species

are the most barren and dry, and the ani-

are thrilling to spot as well; giraffes, zebras,

mals are easiest to spot. It’s also when

lemur, kudu, impala, wild dogs and many

many of the young are born and the view-

more species inhabit the region. And then

ing of cubs is at its best. During the rainy

there’s the Ugly Five, the underdogs that

season, October through February, the

only a mother could love: warthogs, wilde-

landscape is blooming and lush, making

beest, hyenas, vultures and the Marabou

for beautiful views, but the thick, green

Stork. They’re not as attractive as their

bush can easily hide the wildlife.

counterparts but are significant contribu-

There’s little that compares to tracking the Big Five through the vast expanse of

tors to the cycle of life just the same; forever giving and taking back.

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GIVING BACK

CHRISTMAS TREE LOT OPENS NOVEMBER 29 SUPPORT YOUR LOCAL COMMUNITY BY PURCHASING YOUR TREE FROM KIWANIS CLUB OF KIRKLAND

WITH CHRISTMAS APPROACHING QUICKLY, THE KIWANIS CLUB OF KIRKLAND IS GEARING UP FOR ITS BIGGEST FUNDRAISER OF THE YEAR. Since 1971, the club has sold Christmas trees, wreaths, gourmet nuts and delicious delights with all funds going to support the children of the Kirkland community. The tree lot is located in the parking lot of Juanita Beach Park. It opens Friday, Nov. 29, (the day after Thanksgiving) and will remain open until all the trees are sold. Last year things sold out early, so be sure not to wait too long! Tree Lot hours will be from 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. Monday through Friday, and 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. on Saturday and Sunday. All of the net proceeds go to programs designed to assist children and families that need help in our community. They include: Attain Housing, Key Club leadership conventions, student scholarships, Special Olympics, What’s Next Bowlers, scouting, Kiwanis Camp Casey, Eastside Baby Corner, Kirkland Easter Egg Hunt, Kirkland Teen Union Building (KTUB) and Youth Institute Programs, Boys and Girls Club and others.  In past years, funds also benefited the Eliminate Project, a joint effort between Kiwanis and UNICEF, whose goal was to eliminate neonatal tetanus that kills so many tiny newborns around the world. As of 2017, Kiwanis International has reached its goal of $110 million. If you would like more information about the Kiwanis Club of Kirkland, visit  Kirkland.Kiwanis.org or contact Tom Pendergrass, secretary, at 206.920.1949.

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ARTICLE BONNI SUNDBERG | PHOTOGRAPHY PROVIDED

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RENOVATE & REFINE

COZY up your HOME TAKE A CUE FROM THE SCANDINAVIAN CONCEPT OF HYGGE AND WELCOME THE TRANSITION OF SUMMER TO AUTUMN WITH A RELAXING REFRESH

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PUMPKIN SPICE, APPLE CINNAMON AND A HOT CUP OF COCOA. Fall is all about getting warm and comfy as a chill hits the air—preparing yourself for winter, and cherishing those final moments of summer. As the nights grow longer, we’re embracing the Scandinavian secret of hygge by creating a space that emphasizes simple pleasures and finding joy in everyday moments—even when the weather is dreary. A burnt orange adirondack rug and woodland pillow set a ‘cozy cabin’ mood. Wicker baskets filled with apples and gourds are a reminder of the importance of the harvest, and a fun way to help teach young kids about the changing of the seasons. During this transitional time, light wood, fluffy blankets and scented candles beckon crisp autumn evenings, while a vase of fresh flowers—particularly mums—are an ode to the bright, sunny days we’re not quite ready to give up yet. CONTINUED >

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RENOVATE & REFINE

(CON TI N U ED)

SPICE UP YOUR LIFE Pumpkin spice, apple and warm cinnamon are scents that bring the autumn air indoors. Adding these scents to your home will create a comforting and inviting atmosphere for your family and fall guests. MAD FOR PLAID Plaid patterns are a staple for the fall season. Find unique ways to pull the pattern into your decor in the form of blankets, pillows and even rugs if you’re feeling adventurous!

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MUM’S THE WORD Mums’

blazing

colors

and

long-lasting blooms are almost as much a marker of autumn as football, shorter days and cooler weather. Incorporate some warmer-color blooms into your decor for a fresh addition that’s reminiscent of changing leaves. AU NATURALE Wicker and natural materials like wood and jute are great ways to bring the outdoors in. Create a woodsy feel with dried flowers, natural wood accents and lots of baskets—great for storing your knit blankets!

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NOVEMBER

LIFESTYLE CALENDAR

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instrumental jazz. Because of her

LAKE WASHINGTON HALF MARATHON & 5K

of jazz, pop and classical artists. 

eclectic musical background, Katie draws inspiration from a wide range NorthwestCellars.com/events.html

30 JUSTIN YOUNG 2019 HOLIDAY CLASSIC TOUR Kirkland Performance Center

Juanita Beach Park

Runners start the race in Juanita Beach Park. From there, the course heads south through the park  and then out onto Market Street and Waverly Way. After runners make the turn around 108th Avenue, the course heads north along the Cross Kirkland

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Join Top 20 Billboard Jazz Saxophonist

KIRKLAND CIVIC ORCHESTRA: BEETHOVEN, LISZT, MENDELSSOHN

the Holidays album. VIP tickets get

Justin Young perform holiday classics from his nationally released Home for premium seating, a reception at 6:30 p.m. and a meet-and-greet  with gift bag. KPCenter.org 

Butterfield Chapel, Northwest

Corridor trail, all the way back up to

University

Juanita Beach Park for the race fin-

Kirkland

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all-volunteer

Civic

Orchestra

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offering free concerts at locations

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in the Eastside community and in

KIRKLAND INVESTOR SHARKS

amateur musicians an opportunity

the Seattle area approximately four times a year. Its mission is to offer

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to play interesting repertoires for

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of the support from its audience and

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to

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local

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Hopelink’s Annual Turkey Trot 5K is a festive holiday tradition! Join us as our

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community comes together to sup-

HAPPY HOUR FEATURING KATIE & CHRIS MORTON

together more than 1,500 people for a

port programs that help thousands of our neighbors. This event brings morning of fun and festivities, includ-

Northwest Cellars

ing an expanded fair at Marina

Katie is a classically trained vocalist

Park with balloon art, face painting,

and has spent many years studying

photos, giveaways and so much

We are always accepting sub-

and performing in both the classi-

more! RunSignup.com/Race/WA/

missions for events you'd like to

cal and jazz idiom. Katie has also

Kirkland/HopelinkTurkeyTrot5K

see included in our Calendar sec-

acquired a significant amount of

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compositional experience devoted

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