Caring for someone with memory loss? Do you need information and support? Alzheimer’s Association family caregiver support groups provide a consistent and caring place for people to learn, share and gain emotional support from others who are also on a unique journey of providing care to a person with memory loss. Meetings for unpaid caregivers, family and friends of those with memory loss will be held the 1st Wednesday of the month, from 1:00-2:30 pm, at Holy Spirit Lutheran Church, 10021 NE 124th St, Kirkland, WA 98034. For information call Karen Smith, (503) 931-4780.
Kirkland Arts Center (KAC) Executive Director Kelly Dylla announced the official opening and unveiling of the KAC’s commissioned sculptural installation, “Pareidolia People,” created by engineer and artist Ed McCarthy, on Friday, August 10 at 4:00 p.m. during Kirkland’s 2018 Summerfest celebration. The six steel structures explore the relationship between people and their environment. The metal ‘people’ are a family of individuals that are shaped by city objects and nature. The public art exhibition on Park Lane in downtown Kirkland is expected to inspire visitors to reflect on their place in urban dwellings as well as their relationship to each other while navigating the city. The steel structures will remain on Park Lane through July 15, 2019.
Join us for Renewal, an exhibition of 29 local artists interpreting our beautiful summer season. With master pastel artist Jannelle Loewen judging the entries, awards will be presented at the opening reception.
Opening Reception: Thursday, June 21, 5 – 8 p.m.
Awards Presentation: Thursday, June 21, 6:30 p.m.
Exhibition Dates: Thursday, June 21 through Friday, August 10
Last Leaf Productions kicks off its 20th season of Shakespeare in the Park performances with King Lear and Twelfth Night. Performances are:
June 15 Monroe Lake Tye Park– Twelfth Night June 29 Monroe Lake Tye Park – King Lear June 30 Arlington Terrace Park – King Lear July 7 Woodinville 21 Acres – Twelfth Night July 14 Seattle Outdoor Theatre Festival at Twelfth Night and King Lear August 4 Woodinville 21 Acres – King Lear August 12 Lake Stevens Eagle Ridge Park – Twelfth Night August 15 Bellevue Northwest Arts Center – Twelfth Night August 26 Lake Stevens Eagle Ridge Park – King Lear
King Lear: Fake news, paranoia, money, power, betrayal, all not new in politics. Lear falsely believes his daughter’s betrayal and flies into a paranoid rage setting off worsening actions all around him. So much could have been prevented if only he had actually listened to his one loyal daughter…Running time about 1 ½ hours.
Twelfth Night is a fun romp we have set in the roaring 20’s with twins separated in a great storm but brought unbeknownst to the other to an island. The sister Viola, suddenly alone in a strange land disguises herself as a man called Cesario to gain work in the Dukes household. Quickly she is drawn into a gender confused love triangle with the lady Olivia falling in love with “him” and brother Sebastian(identical twins!), and she herself for the Duke Orsino. Meanwhile Toby and Andrew are in the throes of teasing poor Malvolio to think the Lady Olivia is in love with him! Who needs soap operas, it’s all here! Running time about an hour.
Performances are free but donations to the actors greatly appreciated! See website www.lastleaf99.org for more information and times.