Ready for some well-kept secrets from Washington state museums? Journalist and author Harriet Baskas, who researches the closeted collections of museums, will share some of her favorite finds at the Redmond Historical Society’s Saturday Speaker Series at 10:30 a.m. on Sept 13. Sponsored by Humanities Washington, the fast-paced, photo-filled and, at times, offbeat tour through Washington will be told through the stories of museum artifacts that are rarely — or never — shown to the public.
A loud, droning bell sounds and 1,550 students file class by class into the Bothell High School gym. Someone with a microphone comes over the P.A. system and reminds the kids, in vain, where they’re supposed to sit. By the far door, Houston Kraft is getting ready to deliver his message to all of them. He claims he’s not nervous. “Usually it’s more excitement than nerves,” he said.
He insisted that his introduction included that he was “a professional hugger,” and that he was once invited to join the junior varsity national laser tag team.
Why should kids have all the fun? It’s time for the kids to go back to school, but everyone can get in on the education action with classes offered at the King County Library System. All the usual ongoing classes — computer classes, story time for the kids — will be held at the library branches, but this fall KCLS is also introducing the Make series, which brings a number of different creative programs to the library.
Make programs fall under any of the categories of science, technology, reading, engineering, art or math and include things such as home beer brewing at the Bellevue Library, knitting classes at the Valley View Library and stop motion animation at various libraries throughout the county. While all the events are free, advanced registration might be required, so go to www.kcls.org/programs to check out the full list of events and get signed up. These are just some of the things happening this fall at libraries on the Northshore:
Amber Kelley is an accomplished chef. Her YouTube cooking show has more than 300,000 views, she has appeared on the Today Show, her culinary creativity won her a trip to the White House, and now she’s going appear on the Food Network. Also, she’s about to enter the sixth grade.
The Woodinville local is just 11 years old, but her cooking skills and compelling camera presence have led her to more opportunities than people five times her age. She is appearing on Rachael vs. Guy: Kids Cook-off, which was filmed in just three weeks over the summer and just started its second season. The competition pits kid cooks against each other, completing a different challenge and featuring a different celebrity chef each week.
One-by-one, more than 60 Corvettes filed onto the streets of Kirkland, basking in morning sunshine, and making their way en masse to Bowling Green, Ky.
They were members of the Corvette Marque Club of Seattle, and their destination was the Corvette Factory and Museum, some 2,360 miles away. Once there, they were to meet up with thousands of other drivers from around the country, for four days of seminars and socializing.