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City Council Emergency services Education Kirkland parks Kirkland events Library/KTUB Social services

A message from Mayor Amy Walen

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to live, to raise a family, and to live life to the fullest. How do we know that these are the elements that are important to Dear Kirkland community, our community? We listen. We have As both your mayor and a fellow worked tirelessly to connect with you, resident, I’m proud to call Kirkland our residents through our presence my home and I hope that you feel the in-person and online. same. There is truly no other place As part of our “Kirkland 2035: Your like it. Together, we share an excepVoice. Your Vision. Your Future.” tional community. With its outstandinitiative, we welcome residents to ing amenities, its relationship learn about current projects with residents, and its future and voice opinions about the plans, Kirkland shines brightly city’s plans. From the latest within the state of Washingcommunity survey, we were ton. offered valuable feedback Kirkland offers us so much. about what we’re doing well Our lakefront and our parks and what we should work on are the jewels of our city. Our next. In utilizing methods like Amy Walen community-led events mean surveys, workshops, meetthat many exciting adventures ings, videos, and more, the await you. The convenient city staff is always keeping an location of our neighborhood busiopen channel of communication with nesses mean that you will always have you. We respect you, and recognize necessities nearby. Our commitment that you are the reason that this City to going “green” means that you can is outstanding. This communicadepend on a sustainable future. The tion goes both ways, as we listen, and service of our hardworking police, respond with solutions. The City is fire, and EMT professionals mean that constantly developing ideas, executing you will always be looked after. Our plans, using feedback, and adapting “small town feel” and opportunities to change. To ensure the security of to get involved mean that you will the future of this city and to grow on always be a part of something bigger, the success of what was built by those something special. All of this, and who came before us, the City Council you, create a city that is a great place makes de[ more WALEN page 4 ]


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[ WALEN from page 3] cisions that protect and invest in the community, with a clear vision for Kirkland’s future: walkable, vibrant and “green.” As the mayor of Kirkland, I take great pride in promoting a decisive, responsive government. Working with our team at City Hall, we will continue to care for our community members and support your aspirations for

My City Kirkland Kirkland’s future. The collaboration within our city is not possible without the engaged, passionate residents and businesses that we are so fortunate to have. The city of Kirkland appreciates you and hopes that you enjoy a lifetime in this, our beautiful home. For information about how you can get more involved, please visit the city website at Amy Walen, Kirkland Mayor Council Pos. 1 Jay Arnold Term expires in 2017

Meet your City Council The City Council is Kirkland’s governing body and is comprised of seven non-partisan members who are elected by the registered voters of Kirkland to serve “at large” (not representing a district or ward). Council members are elected every two years to serve four-year terms. The mayor and deputy mayor are elected among the members to serve two-year terms. Kirkland operates under the “council-manager” form of government which means all legislative and policy-making powers are vested in the City Council. Policy-making often takes the form of passing ordinances or resolutions. The council employs a professionally-trained public administrator, the city manager, to carry out the policies it develops. Kirkland City Hall is located at 123 Fifth Ave., Kirkland. For information, call (425) 587-3001 or email

Council Pos. 2 Shelley Kloba Term expires in 2015 Council Pos. 3 Deputy Mayor Penny Sweet Term expires 2017 Council Pos. 4 Toby Nixon Term expires 2015 Council Pos. 5 Mayor Amy Walen Term expires 2017 Council Pos. 6 Dave Asher Term expires 2015 Council Pos. 7 Doreen Marchione Term expires 2017

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Message from Kirkland Police Chief Eric Olsen Dear Kirkland resident, Thank you for choosing Kirkland as your home or your place of business. As your police chief, I have the extreme honor of leading a full service Police Department that is committed to community problem solving and public safety. More than 96 professional men and women have taken an Eric Olsen oath to serve and protect you, your property and safety. This department was accredited by the Washington Association of Sheriffs and Police Chiefs in 1999 and reaccredited in 2005 and 2010. This [ more POLICE page 6 ]

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The City of Kirkland opened the new Kirkland Justice Center in June of 2014, which includes a new Municipal Court and Police Station. It is located at NE 118th St., 98034 in the Totem Lake neighborhood.

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[ POLICE from page 5] speaks to our commitment to professional standards. I began as a patrol officer for the department in 1988 and have the rare fortune of advancing within the organization and to now serve as its Chief of Police. When I began as a rookie officer, the department consisted of a patrol division, detective division, city jail, records, and dispatch – all managed by the police chief. Today, the department has highly trained officers and support staff who serve on the regional special response ream, regional crisis negotiations ream, Major Investigations Response Team, K9 Unit, Crime Analysis and Pro-Act Team. It has resources dedicated to family safety including the Family Violence Unit, Domestic Abuse Response Team, school resource officer assigned to both high schools, and the neighborhood resource officer who acts as a liaison between neighborhoods and the police department identifying and resolving matters of concern. Specialized patrol services are led by the Traffic Unit and supported by the Traffic Fatality Investigations Team and parking enforcement officers. The department plays a vital role in special event planning and public safety support during community events. In June 2014, the department moved from its inadequate office space at City Hall to the Kirkland Justice Center, located in the Totem Lake Business District. We are co-located with the Kirkland Municipal Court which allows more efficient police, court, and corrections services. The Kirkland Police Department

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Council members and police department staff participate in a ribbon cutting cerimony for the new Kirkland Justice Center.

is committed to building positive relations with citizens, business owners and visitors. I encourage you to become involved with your police department. We host a Citizens Academy, sponsor the Police Explorers Program, train domestic violence advocates who help victims and their families, participate in National Night Out neighborhood events, and coordinate the Speed Watch volunteer program. I share the pride of the department in its allegiance to customer service. I am thankful for the support the department receives from the community. I look forward to leading the department’s future growth so that it can effectively respond to the needs of the Kirkland community. Sincerely, Eric Olsen, Chief

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Fire and Building Department From its incorporation in 1905 with a population of 400, Kirkland has grown to a population of more than 82,000 and 18 square miles. Kirkland Fire and Building Department employs approximately 121 employees who are involved in a diverse range of activities. The department provides 24-hour coverage for fire suppression, technical rescue and emergency medical. 123 Fifth Ave. Kirkland WA, 98033 (425) 587-3650 (Fire Dept. Main) (425) 587-3600 (Building Dept. Main) (425) 587-3651 (Fax)

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to view assignments, calendars and information about classes. Voters passed bonds to fund a school modernization program in 2006. In SepThe Lake Washington School District’s tember 2013, Bell Elementary, Rose Hill mission and vision focuses on graduatMiddle/Stella Schola and International ing “future ready students” who are preCommunity School/Community School pared for college, prepared for the global reopened in new buildings. workplace, and prepared for personal High quality teaching is the key to success. This high-performing public student learning. The district’s awardschool district serves 26,000 students in winning New Teacher Support Program the cities of Kirkland, Redmond and part provides training and mentoring to of Sammamish, Wash. teachers in their first years of teaching. The district’s students consistently Expanded professional developmeet and exceed standard on state ment efforts address the goal to recruit, assessments. During the 2014 school hire, and retain highly effecyear, 25 of the district’s schools tive personnel. During the year earned Washington Achieveahead, literacy coaches will work ment Awards, 17 for overall alongside teachers at the elemenexcellence. tary level. Professional Learning Values and strategic goals Coaches will support teachers in guide the district’s work. Values grades K-12. focus on being a studentAs a public agency, the district centered, learning-focused, must use resources effectively, be Dr. Traci Pierce community-connected, and fiscally responsible and be good results-oriented school district. stewards of public resources. For The district’s five strategic goals align the fifth straight year, the district had no with these values. findings from the state auditor on the Every student should learn, grow, and district’s financial audit report. be challenged to do their best every day. Without genuine community engageThe goal to ensure academic success ment, the district cannot achieve its for every student involves providing goals, mission, and vision. This year, the rigorous curriculum and high quality district launched the Your Voice page learning programs for all students. For on its website. Here the district asks for example, the district adopted a new community input and shares survey regrades K-6 literacy curriculum this year. sults. Parents and community members In addition, Science, Technology, Engiare regularly involved in committees and neering and Math (STEM) “Signature decision-making processes that guide Programs” began in four high schools. district work. Students deserve to experience safe The Lake Washington School Disand innovative learning environments, trict is honored to serve the students, including access to robust technology families, and communities of Kirkland, and excellent school facilities. Thanks to Redmond, and Sammamish. voter-approved levy funding, the district provides a laptop computer to all middle Dr. Traci Pierce is the superintendent and high school students. Students use of the Lake Washington School Distheir device in class and at home. Stutrict. For more information, visit www. dents and parents use an online system

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Kirkland parks It has been said that parks reflect the soul of Kirkland. From the serene vitality of Juanita Bay Park’s wetlands to the constant vibrancy in downtown’s Peter Kirk Park, Kirkland’s park system provides something for everyone – and then some. Gleaming waterfront parks provide access to the natural beauty and never-ending wonders of Lake Washington. Neighborhood parks offer refuge from the daily grind as well as a chance to meet and play with our neighbors. First-class recreation and cultural facilities present diverse opportunities for personal growth, performance and pleasure.

Brookhaven Park 9911 NE 128th St.

The redeveloped south side of Juanita Beach Park is extremely popular during the summer for swimmers.

Forbes Creek Park

11616 NE 106th Lane

Carillon Woods

Forbes Lake

Cedar View Park

Heritage Park

Cotton Hill Park

Heronfield Wetlands

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Kiwanis Park

Crestwoods Park

Highlands Park

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David E. Brink Park

Houghton Beach Park

Marina Park

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Juanita Bay Park

Everest Park

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Juanita Beach Park Juanita Heights

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1405 10th St. West 297 Lake Ave. West 25 Lakeshore Plaza Drive

Street End Park

501 Lake St. South

Terrace Park

10333 NE 67th St.

Tot Lot Park & Pea Patch 111 Ninth Ave. [ more PARKS page 13 ]

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The annual Kirkland polar plunge takes place at Marina Park in downtown Kirkland on January 1.

[ PARKS from page 12] Van Aalst Park

Windsor Vista

Big Finn Hill Park

Watershed Park

Yarrow Bay Wetlands

Bridle Trails State Park

132nd Square Park

Totem Lake Park

4500 110th Ave. NE

Waverly Beach Park 633 Waverly Way

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The annual Kirkland Children’s Concerts at Juanita Beach Park take place during the summer months and are well attended by Kirkland residents young and old.

Kirkland events Children’s Concerts

at Juanita Beach Park Tuesdays, July through August, 10-11 a.m.

Evening Concerts at Marina Park Thursdays, July through August 7-8:30 pm

Legends Car Club and the Kirkland Downtown Association Present

The 12th Annual Kirkland Classic Car Show Sunday, July 27, 8 a.m. Downtown Kirkland

Kirkland Summerfest

Aug. 8-10 in downtown Kirkland

The Junior Softball World Series takes place at Everest Park in Kirkland.

Little League Junior Softball World Series Aug. 10–16, Everest Park

Kirkland Oktoberfest

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The Kirkland Classic Car Show takes place every year during July.

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A bag piper stands at the boundary between Woodinville and Kirkland during the EvergreenHealth 7 Hills of Kirkland fundraiser for KITH. The event is one of the largest for Kirkland, bringing thousands of bike riders from the Puget Sound area.

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Downtown Kirkland Library

308 Kirkland Ave., Kirkland (425) 822-2459 Open hours: Monday-Thursday 10 a.m.-9 p.m. Friday 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Saturday 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Sunday 1-5 p.m.

Kingsgate Library

12315 NE 143rd St., Kirkland (425) 821-7686 Open hours: Monday-Thursday 10 a.m.-9 p.m. Friday 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Saturday 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Sunday 1-5 p.m.

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Kirkland Teen Union Building

Through the Kirkland Teen Union Building (KTUB), the YMCA strives to meet and exceed the social and cultural needs of young people, while offering resources that empower them to become active, caring and responsible community members. As a recreation, resource and arts center, this unique facility gives teens a positive, supportive environment to develop skill, connect with their peers and make a difference locally. KTUB offers classes for youth, as well as programs, including an art studio, voyager recording studio, computer lab, cafe, lounge, games, stage and showroom. KTUB is located at 348 North Kirkland Ave., Kirkland. For information, visit www. or call (425) 822-3088.


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Kirkland is a diverse center for religious beliefs. Most major religions are represented in Kirkland including Christianity, Islam, Mormonism, Buddhism, among others. The city has more than 50 houses of worship including many denominations of Christianity, the Ithna-asheri Muslim

Association of the Northwest Center of Kirkland, the American Evergreen Buddhist Association and many others.


Spirituality means something different to everyone. For some, it’s about participating in organized religion: going to church, synagogue, a mosque, etc. For others, it’s more personal: some people get in touch with their spiritual side through private prayer, yoga, meditation, quiet reflection, or even long walks. Research shows that even skeptics can’t stifle the sense that there is something greater than the concrete world we see.

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Social services Hopelink

Hopelink offers an integrated array of programs that enable families in crisis to make progress toward and achieve self-sufficiency. These programs include food, housing, family development, adult education, financial education, transportation, energy assistance and emergency financial assistance. Hopelink’s five centers each offer food banks, plus food deliveries to elderly and disabled individuals who are homebound. Related programs include education and seasonal activities. Hopelink also offers an emergency feeding service, which delivers bags of food to schools, religious institutions and community centers to provide to families in need.

The Kirkland/Northshore Foodbank is located at 11011 120th Ave. NE. To learn more about Hopelink’s programs, visit or call (425) 889-7880.

Kirkland Interfaith Transitions in Housing

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emotional abuse. You may not know it, but YES is one of the largest providers of counseling and substance abuse treatment services Do you know a child who is facing an for youth in the Puget Sound region. emotional challenge at home or school? Our staff are trained and experienced Or one struggling with drug or alcohol in working with youth and offer a depth use? How about a child who is dealing of expertise that is hard to surpass. with bullying, violence or abuse? Maybe Our services and programs are based you’ve noticed a change in sleeping or on research and best practices. And eating habits in your child? Or you know our sole focus is to help youth become a child who is simply going through healthy, confident and self-reliant, and a rough time and feels like there is no families to become strong, supportive place to turn. and loving. Fortunately, Youth Eastside Services As a nonprofit organization, YES (YES) offers help to all families and accepts insurance and Medchildren right in Kirkland. In icaid, and offers a sliding fee addition to offices located in scale based on income. Thanks the old Forbes House in Juanita to generous donors, no family Beach Park, YES offers counselis turned away for an ability or ing at the Kirkland teen center inability to pay. (KTUB), and we are in several Adolescence is a time of Kirkland-area schools. If more developing bodies, changing convenient, Kirkland families are Patty Skeltonhormones and growing brains. also welcome to access YES serMcGougan It’s also a time when many vices in Bellevue or downtown youth suffer with difficulties. Redmond. In fact, mental health issues affect one At YES, kids and families can find help in every five young people at any given for issues such as: time. Sadly, an estimated two-thirds • Bullying of all young people with mental health • Anxiety problems nationwide don’t receive the • Trauma and grief help they need. In Kirkland, we have • Depression seen a rise in suicidal thinking and • Behavioral difficulties suicides among youth in the past couple • Peer and family relationship issues of years, so getting a teen the help they • Abuse need can literally be lifesaving. • Teen dating violence Every family I know has experienced • Substance abuse difficulties from time-to-time. Some• Parenting struggles times it rises to a level where a child or In addition, YES offers a number teenager may need more help and supof programs to support kids includport than a parent can provide. If you ing a mentorship program from young or a family you know needs some extra first-time parents and a support group help, contact YES at (425) 747-4937, or for LGBTQ kids. YES also offers a teen visit We are dating violence prevention and educahere to help. tion program, because one in 10 teens report being physically abused in a datPatti Skelton-McGougan is executive ing relationship and 80 percent report

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homeless and at-risk families in East King County. KITH has 32 units of housing in Kirkland and Bellevue, and provides case management and program support for its client residents, and for program participants living in housing owned by others. KITH also offers assistance to families through a weekly community supper program, holiday programs, and referrals to resources. KITH is located at 125 State St. in Kirkland. For more information, visit or call (425) 576-9531.

Friends of Youth

Since 1951, Friends of Youth has been helping young people in challenging circumstances get their lives

back on track. Today, Friends of Youth positively impacts over 5,500 youth and young adults ages 6-24 and their families each year, operating facilities and programs at 20 sites in seventeen cities across the Puget Sound region. In addition to operating the only overnight youth shelters on the Eastside, the organization offers youth development initiatives, in-home family support for young parents of newborns, parent education, youth and family counseling, substance abuse counseling, therapeutic foster care, residential treatment and transitional housing for homeless young people and teen mothers. Friends of Youth is located at 13116 NE 132nd St. in Kirkland. For information, visit or call (425) 869-6490.

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The Friday and Wednesday markets provide something for kids of all ages, from snow cones to face painting and hearty fruits and vegetables.

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Kirkland Wednesday Market

The Kirkland Wednesday Market is held from 2-7 p.m. every Wednesday, beginning in June through September at Marina Park. All market vendors guarantee that their products are grown and/or produced in Washington. The market holds a variety of community events throughout the market season, including sprouts story time and an autumn celebration. For more information, visit www.

Juanita Friday Market

The Juanita Friday Market runs from 3-7 p.m. on Fridays, beginning in June through October. A visit to the market is a perfect way to start your weekend. The beautiful beach location provides an ideal setting for a fun family picnic. The farmers market features

Washington’s finest local produce and goods. You will find an array of local vegetables, fruits, flowers, handcrafted items, specialty foods and bakery products. For questions/information, call (425) 587-3385 or email

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Peter Kirk Community Center

352 Kirkland Ave., Kirkland (425) 587-3360 8 a.m. - 5 p.m., Monday-Friday The Peter Kirk Community Center is committed to providing opportunities for people 50 and over, to create healthy and rewarding lives for themselves and others. To achieve the goal of promoting wellness of body, mind and spirit the Center offers a wide variety of activities and services. The center provides a wide range of health, legal and financial services, a nutritional lunch five days a week and Meals on Wheels are delivered to the homebound. This drop-in facility offers the opportunity for fun, friendship and socialization in a warm and friendly atmosphere.

The support and tremendous amount of volunteer hours make it possible for the community center to offer such a wide variety of activities and services.

North Kirkland Community Center 12421 103rd Ave. NE, Kirkland (425) 587-3350 8 a.m. - 5 p.m., Monday-Friday For more than a decade, the North Kirkland Community Center has provided quality recreation programs for preschoolers, youth, teens and adults. With a wealth of class offerings in music, art, dance, drama, cooking, science, languages, yoga, fitness and more, the center invites you to explore and enjoy the center year round. For summer-time fun and adventure, check out the center’s new Junior Day Camps for kids ages 5-8 or the center’s famous Peter Kirk Camps for kids ages 7-11.

Seattle optometrist helps legally blind to see again Just because you have macular degeneration or other eye diseases diabetic retinopathy doesn’t mean you must give up driving. Ever look through a pair of field glasses or binoculars? Things bigger and closer, and much easier to see. Dr. Ross Cusic is using miniaturized binoculars or telescopes to help people who have lost vision from macular degeneration or other eye conditions. Some of my patients consider me last stop for people who have vision loss,” said Dr. Cusic, a low vision Optometrist. “People don’t know that there are doctors who very experienced in low vision care.” Matthes drove all the way from Pentiction, BC to Kirkland. Thank you for putting some living back into my life. I could never have done this without these reading glasses. Now I can write this letter and solve the daily cryptogram in the newspaper.” Macular Degeneration is the most

common eye disease amongst the senior population. As many as 25% of those over 65 have some degree of degeneration. The macula is one small part of the entire retina, but it is the most sensitive November. “I could not read saxophone music anymore,” said. The doctor fit him with bioptic telescope glasses. “Amazing!” says Donald, “I can read the street signs twice as far as I did before. I can play my sax again. Happy day!” Dr. Cusic also provides prismatic reading glasses make the newspaper a little easier to read. Carole Buckley, 71, of Arcadia, California came on the advice friend. “I wanted to be able keep driving and do the fun things in life. One of those fun things baseball. I love going to baseball games and now I can see those close plays again,” said Carole. Bioptic telescopic glasses were prescribed to read signs and traffic lights farther away. Carole put it, “These telescope glasses not only allow me to signs from a farther distance, make driving much easier. I’ve also

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used them to watch television so I don’t have to sit so close. Definitely worth the $2150 cost. I don’t know why I waited two years to do this; I should have come sooner.”Peter Rhodes traveled from Manchester, UK to be fit for special amorphic glasses for Retinitis Pigmentosa; he is one of the first patients in the United States or the UK to be helped with this rare eye disorder. Ellen Imboden traveled from Sweden and was helped with two pairs of glasses: Special $475 prismatic glasses that let her read newsprint, as well as bioptic telescopes to continue driving in Sweden. Low vision devices are not always expensive. Some reading glasses cost as little as $375 and some magnifiers under $100. Every case is different because people have different levels of vision and different desires. Dr. Cusic sees patients in his offices in Kirkland, Bellingham, Olympia and Vancouver, WA, and can be reached at: 425-2851230 or toll free at 1-877-823-2020.

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Kirkland arts

Kirkland Performance Center

The Kirkland Performance Center enriches, educates, and entertains through performances that ignite the imagination and connect audiences and artists. KPC’s history The notion of building a theatre in Kirkland germinated from Village Theatre’s search for a new facility in the mid-1980s. Community and business leaders came together to create a home for the company in Kirkland by building a new theatre in Kirkland’s picturesque downtown, within easy walking distance of Kirkland’s many fine restaurants, shops, and galleries. Village Theatre secured a facility in Issaquah, leaving the founders in Kirkland to decide in which direction to go. The campaign to build Kirkland Performance Center was the work of hundreds of volunteers and visionary leaders who, over a ten-year period, raised $5,800,000 from nearly one thousand donors, including government agencies, corporations, foundations and individuals. All of these contributors were motivated to bring the highest quality, professional

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music, theatre and dance to the Eastside. By early 1997 the capital campaign was completed and, in partnership with the City of Kirkland, construction began. A week of Opening Celebration events kicked off the theatre in a big way in June of 1998. Designed by Becker Architects, our 402-seat theatre is spacious, yet retains an intimate feel. The farthest seat is just 13 rows - 40 feet - from the stage; the steep rake of the house provides excellent sight-lines throughout the theatre. The seats are ample with extra leg room for comfortable seating. The acoustics in the theatre are designed to work equally well for both music and the spoken word. KPC is located at 350 Kirkland Ave., Kirkland. For more information about upcoming performances, visit www. or call (425) 893-9900.

Kirkland Arts Center

The Kirkland Arts Center was founded as the Creative Arts League in 1962 by a group of artists and citizens interested in providing local opportunities in the arts and concerned about the preservation [ more ARTS page 29 ]

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of a Kirkland landmark, the Peter Kirk Building. For more than 50 years, the Kirkland Arts Center has owned and maintained this historic structure and transformed it into an exhibition gallery, community arts studio and education facility serving students of all ages and skill levels. The center promotes artistic mastery and public participation in the visual arts through innovative classes, contemporary exhibitions and events. The center is located at 620 Market St., Kirkland. For more information, visit or call (425) 822-7161.

Studio East

Studio East Training for the Performing Arts was founded in 1992 to provide theater arts education for

children on the Eastside. Starting with one theater program for teens in 1992, Studio East has become one of the largest children’s theater training programs in the Seattle area. Today, Studio East serves over 70,000 people annually with a comprehensive program of drama classes, theater arts camps, and Mainstage productions for children from ages 4 through 19. Studio East also produces StoryBook Theater, an adult professional touring troupe that introduces young children to live theater at venues throughout the Puget Sound area. Studio East creates opportunities for young people to discover and explore the performing arts. Studio East is located at 11730 118th Ave. NE, Suite 100 in Kirkland. For information, visit or call (425) 820-1800.

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My City Kirkland The Greater Kirkland Chamber of Commerce helps new businesses celebrate openings with ribbon cuttings for the community. Many of the Kirkland City Council members attend the events.

Greater Kirkland Chamber of Commerce

A front office … greeting visitors, new residents and business prospects. A unified voice … speaking out – and acting in the best interest of the comThe Greater Kirkland Chamber of munity. Commerce is an independent, non-profit A community conscience … stimulatorganization of businesses and indiing improvement of the quality of life for vidual members working together for all citizens. the betterment of business, community The Greater Kirkland Chamber of and lifestyle. Expand your business, get Commerce envisions Kirkland as a prosinvolved and have some fun. Become a perous community with opportunities member today. for people to fulfill their economic goals We are your advocate for new business and contribute to the betterment of the relations, economic opportunicommunity. ties and sustainable growth. To promote economic vitality. We are your representative on The chamber endeavors through public policy, community affairs its programs to seek broad and small business issues. involvement of business and We are your bridge to philancommunity interests. It provides thropy, volunteerism and comthe leadership necessary for a munity involvement. favorable business climate, forges At the Greater Kirkland public-private partnerships Bruce Wynn Chamber of Commerce our sucwhenever possible, and fosters a cess comes from serving you in positive community identity. the pursuit of your success. Join the Greater Kirkland Chamber An independent, non-profit orgaof Commerce today. Start your business nization … of businesses and profesgrowth opportunity now. Give us a call sional persons and community-spirited at (425) 822-7066 or email us at Kirkindividuals. An opportunity … to get involved in the growth and development of the Kirk- Bruce Wynn is the executive director land community. of the Greater Kirkland Chamber of An advocate … for our growing marCommerce. ketplace, for your business.


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