Community Events

Taste of Northshore - Sept 29

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Join us for the Taste of Northshore benefiting the Northshore Senior Center.
This fundraising event will highlight some of the Northshore community’s best restaurants and their chefs in a culinary competition, all in support of the Northshore Senior Center’s efforts to strengthen our community. 
Up to 6 local chefs will compete for the “Taste of Northshore” Award as selected by the event attendees.   Chefs will be given a secret ingredient (2 weeks in advance) and will be asked to incorporate that ingredient into an appetizer or small dish for the approximately 200 people in attendance.  All guests will have the opportunity to sample each of the chef’s creations and will vote on their favorite.  Committed restaurants include Revolve, Preservation Kitchen, Beardslee Public House, Lombardi’s and Zulu’s. 
Date:  Saturday, September 29th, 2018
Time:  6-9 p.m.
Location:  Northshore Senior Center, 10201 E. Riverside Drive, Bothell, WA 98011
Ticket Price:  $75 per person; $750 per table of 10
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The Northshore Senior Center, founded in 1972, is one of the largest senior centers in the United States, serving over 6,000 individuals in the communities of Bothell, Kenmore, Kirkland, Mill Creek and Woodinville each year.  We provide holistic services and support to older adults, adults of all ages with disabilities, and their family caregivers, including para-transit services and adult day health services for people struggling with dementia and other diseases associated with aging.  Our dedicated volunteers, welcoming facilities and nearly 300 programs create a vibrant “home away from home” for people in our community, by meeting their social, emotional, recreational, economic and health needs all in one spot.   With the generous support of caring individuals in our community, we help people live full, healthy and inspired lives.

Studio East Launches New Season With Oliver! October 12–28, 2018

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Studio East is excited to begin their 26th season with the hit musical, Oliver! This musical from Lionel Bart takes audiences on a wild adventure through Victorian England. Bounced from workhouse to forced labor, Oliver Twist escapes to the streets where he meets Fagin, the Artful Dodger, and a band of child pickpockets. With a Tony Award for Best Original Score, this musical features favorite songs such as “Food Glorious Food,” “Consider Yourself” and “Where Is Love.” Studio East students ages 8-19 will perform this musical.

The show is recommended for ages 8+ and has a running time of approximately 2 hours with intermission.

Adult tickets are $19, while students and seniors are $17, and they can be purchased at or (425) 820-1800. All performances are at the Studio East Mainstage Theater located at 11730 118th Ave NE in Kirkland. Performances run October 12 – October 28, 2018 with both matinée and evening shows.

UW Bothell Pub Night Talk at McMenamins - Sept 25

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“Encountering Rarity: Restoring the Endangered Island Marble Butterfly,” a Pub Night Talk cosponsored by the University of Washington Bothell and McMenamins. 
WHO:     Amy Lambert, lecturer, School of Interdisciplinary Arts & Sciences, University of Washington Bothell.
WHEN:   7-8:30 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 25, 2018. Doors open at 6 p.m. 
WHERE:   Hayne’s Hall, McMenamins Anderson School, 18607 Bothell Way NE, Bothell. 
WHY:   Once thought to be extinct, the Island Marble butterfly is making a comeback in the San Juan Islands. Lambert, a conservation biologist, explains why saving the rare butterfly is so important. 
HOW:   Free and  open to the public. All ages  welcome.  Seating:  first come, first served.  Talk  followed by Q&A.  
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Visit a Washington state park for free Sept. 22

  • Written by Woodinville Weekly Staff
Saturday, Sept. 22, marks the 25th anniversary of National Public Lands Day. Washington State Parks invites the public to visit a state park for free on this day. No Discover Pass will be required for day visits.
National Public Lands Day (NPLD) is coordinated by the National Environmental Education Foundation.
State Parks free days are in keeping with 2011 legislation that created the Discover Pass, which costs $30 annually or $10 for a one-day visit. The pass is required for vehicle access to state recreation lands managed by Washington State Parks, the Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife (WDFW) and the Department of Natural Resources (DNR). The Discover Pass legislation directed State Parks to designate up to 12 free days when the pass would not be required to visit state parks. The free days apply only at state parks; the Discover Pass is still required on WDFW and DNR lands.
Two more State Parks free days are available in 2018:
Sunday, Nov. 11 — Veterans Day
Friday, Nov. 23 — Autumn free day
For more information about NPLD, visit