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Blood drive announced

  • Written by Woodinville Weekly Staff

Northshore Interfaith Alliance will hold a blood drive Tuesday, January 14, from 1 to 7 p.m. (dinner break 3 to 3:45) at the Bear Creek United Methodist Church (16530 Avondale Road, Woodinville).

Contact Dewey Millar for an appointment – not required, but gives priority: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., (425) 867-1781 (home), (425) 279-3731 (cell).

‘The Man Who Came to Dinner’ comes to BHS

  • Written by Shannon Michael, Features Writer

The classic play, "The Man Who Came to Dinner," is Bothell High Theatre Arts’ winter play, opening on January 10, with additional performances on January 11, 16, 17 and 18.

Written by George S. Kaufman and Moss Hart, the comedy originally debuted on Broadway in 1939.

It later went on to be made into a film, released in 1942.

The performances will be at the Northshore Performing Arts Center (NPAC) at 7:30 p.m., with a 2 p.m. matinee offering ASL interpretation for the deaf and hard of hearing on January 11. Tickets are $9 for adults; $7 for students with ASB ID, seniors and military with ID.

All tickets are general admission.

Doors open one hour before each performance.

Alex Ascanio will portray lead character Sheridan Whiteside, the outlandish radio personality who becomes the unexpected guest, along with his long-suffering secretary, Maggie Cutler, played by Sonja Usher, at the home of Ernest Stanley, played by Ryan Barak, and Mrs. Stanley, played by Taneum Fotheringill, and their family.

When not rehearsing, the cast has also helped costume designer Lori Haydon, who is a para-educator by day, with costuming, or they’ve helped in scene assembly with building the set.

Madeleine McDonald, a senior interested in costume design, has been assisting Haydon throughout the production.

A group of BHS students, not involved as actors, also built and painted the set as part of the technical crew, under the guidance of NPAC staff.

This will be theatre arts instructor and director Chaya Glass’ first full production since joining the staff at BHS this last September.

The NPAC is located at 18125 NE 92nd Ave., on the BHS campus.

Woodinville Montessori to hold open house

  • Written by Woodinville Weekly Staff

Woodinville Montessori will host an open house Saturday, January 11, 2014, from 9:30-11:30 a.m. at the North Creek Campus, 19102 North Creek Pkwy, Bothell, WA 98011.

Families from all program levels — toddler,early childhood (preschool and kindergarten), elementary, secondary (junior high and high school) are welcome to attend. Come tour the campus and meet teachers and staff. Talk with students and parents.

Learn about plans to expand the high school in fall 2014.

Children are welcome.

Questions?www.woodinvillemontessori.org or (425) 482-3184 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

DSHS Mobile Community Service Office is coming to Woodinville

  • Written by Woodinville Weekly Staff

The Washington State Department of Social and Health Services (DSHS) Mobile Community Service Office is coming to Woodinville on January 16.

Staff will be available to do application interviews for food and cash, as well as yearly reviews, and to answer any questions on active cases or about any of the DSHS services.

The mobile office will be at the Woodinville Unitarian Universalist Church from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on January 16, 2014.

Art Attack coming to Bear Creek Community Church

  • Written by Woodinville Weekly Staff

Chase away those post-holiday blues and have some fun.

Discover your hidden talents in an informal and encouraging atmosphere. Absolutely no previous drawing or painting experience is necessary. The group meets every other Monday, from 7-9 p.m.

Fifteen participants will gather for 10 weeks beginning January 13.

Three professional artists will present a variety of mediums.

Melissa Jander (melissajander.com) will teach loose and lively landscapes in acrylics for two weeks. After demonstrations and exercises, each student will take home the finished canvas they have painted.

Laura Wood Sisti (who holds a degree in art education) will be leading us in sketching basics, as well as teaching simplified paper cuts. You will be amazed when your completed project is backed with contrasting paper. Laura has studied art in Japan and France and has much to share.

Kay Lewis (professional technical illustrator) will be teaching beginning watercolor techniques over a five week period, utilizing greeting card and journaling formats.

Accomplished crafter Caryn Scheffer will be teaching construction of the journal to be used in the watercolor classes.

Classes are taught in an accepting atmosphere where fun and discovery are emphasized. All materials are provided, but each participant is asked to donate $25 to help defray costs for professional quality art supplies, and secure a place in the class.

Adults and children over 14 years old when accompanied by an adult are welcome.

For more information and registration, call the church office at (425) 861-9005 or email at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. and an instructor will get back to you. Art Attack is an art ministry sponsored by Bear Creek Community Church, 18931 NE 143rd Street in Woodinville on Avondale Road.