Community Events

Shake off short-day blues and banish winter boredom at Brightwater Center events

  • Written by Woodinville Weekly Staff

Bundle up, get outside and banish winter boredom with a variety of fun educational activities for the whole family at Brightwater Center, located at 22505 State Route 9 S.E. in Woodinville.

The free programs are hosted by King County, Snohomish Conservation District and IslandWood, and will feature treatment plant tours, outdoor exploring and natural yard care tips.

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‘Crimes of the Heart’ brings Southern humor to the stage

  • Written by Woodinville Weekly Staff

This winter, Village Theatre brings Southern humor to the stage with “Crimes of the Heart,” the Pulitzer Prize-winning comedy by Beth Henley. Set in the small town of Hazlehurst, Mississippi in 1974, the play follows three sisters as they come together in the midst of a very bad day.

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Get muddy and help a good cause with the Stinky Spoke

  • Written by Stinky Spoke

The 9th Annual Stinky Spoke will take place Saturday, Jan. 23 in Woodinville. If you’re not familiar with the event, it’s a unique fundraiser for Little Bit Therapeutic Riding Center, put on by a group of volunteers outside of Little Bit’s organization. The ride starts and finishes at Redhook Brewery, and the riders complete a clockwise route on the Tolt Pipeline, Collin Creek, Redmond Watershed, Powerline and Sammamish River Trails. They collect playing cards along the way, and those who score good poker hands win prizes at the “after party” in the big tent at Redhook.

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Memorial run held to honor local athlete

  • Written by Woodinville Weekly Staff

Gordon Gray, age 70, had a passion for the sport of triathlon. He was an active local swimmer, cyclist and runner. This past September he was hit and killed while riding his bicycle. On the day of his accident he was riding his bicycle, training for the USA Triathlon National Championships, in which he was to compete. As a tribute to Gordon, the Gordon Gray 5K run will be held to honor his passion for running and the sport of triathlon.

The cost is by donation only and is open for all ages. All proceeds from this event will be donated to a charity on behalf of Gordon. The Gordon Gray Memorial Run is Saturday, Jan. 16 at 9 a.m. The run takes place on the gravel trails of the Brightwater Treatment Facility in Woodinville, located just off of Highway 9. For additional information, please see