Looking for some entertainment to help you get over the post holiday checkbook blues?
Date: Friday, Jan. 16 Time: 7 p.m. Place: Northwest Stream Center Auditorium and on a bridge crossing North Creek to see a beaver dam Subject: Presentation All About Beavers that will include a showing of the IMAX movie “Beavers;” a presentation on beaver habits, habitat requirements and physiology; and viewing of a beaver dam on North Creek
This winter, the Northshore Senior Center will offer the following lifelong learning classes.
Herding Honeybees by Dr. Lee Alley Tuesday, 1/6-1/27, 11 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. How does a honeybee colony with no communications network, no job descriptions and no management structure coordinate a community of 60,000 workers in the diverse chores of housekeeping, grocery shopping, child rearing, meal planning and home maintenance? Dr. Alley is a social scientist but was educated as a physicist, mathematician, computer scientist and engineer. He keeps honeybees, trains pack goats and seeks to learn new things. $80 nonmember/$40 member.
Tell Your Own Story (Advanced) by Gloria Campbell Wednesday, 1/7-2/25, 11 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. If you have already started writing your life story or memoir, this class will show you how to complete the draft and turn it into something you will feel proud to share. Gloria Campbell has 40 years of experience writing, editing and showing others how to create books and publishable stories. $150 nonmember/$75 member.
Tell Your Own Story (Beginning) by Gloria Campbell Thursday, 1/15-3/5, 11 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. Your story is one of the most important gifts you can pass on to your family and friends. Afraid to get started? In this class, you will learn how to find and write about key points in your life that you want to share. Gain insights into your experience and enjoy the process as you recreate the story. Gloria Campbell has helped scores of writers do exactly that. $150 nonmember/$75 member.
Gods and Heroes of the North by Marianne LoGerfo Thursday, 1/8-2/26, 1 p.m. - 2:30 p.m. As vibrant and magical as their Greek counterparts, the old Norse gods and heroes pursue lives of high adventure, low comedy and enduring significance. We’ll read their stories in prose and poetry preserved from the Viking Age, view their depiction in art and ponder their meaning for their time and ours. As a special treat, we’ll enjoy a guest presentation on the transformation of some of these original tales into Wagner’s magnificent cycle of operas. A course book will be available on the first day of class. Free. Marianne LoGerfo was the director of Northshore Senior Center for 22 years. She is now an instructor for the Lifetime Learning Center in Seattle and continues to teach at NSC.
All classes are at Northshore Senior Center, 10201 East Riverside Dr., Bothell. View website www.northshoreseniorcenter.org or call (425) 487-2441 for information.
Local singer-songwriter Robbie Christmas, a staple performer at wineries in Woodinville, recently had the chance to perform for a different audience. Christmas sang the national anthem at the Seahawks game against the San Francisco ’49ers on Dec. 14.
“It was amazing,” Christmas said. “I thought I would have been nervous when I was there, but I was so excited to be there. I was ready to go and I had been waiting for that moment my whole life.” He was also grateful that his family and friends were there at the game to support him.
Mark Zembruski’s Woodinville Wonderland is a sight to behold. The entire yard is covered in lighted trees, elves, snowmen, candy canes and a Christmas train. Music fills the air. Christmas lights cover everything.
For 11 years, it’s been his labor of love. This year the famous display was put in jeopardy when Zembruski had an accident and was injured while working on the display.
On Dec. 13, former Seahawks defensive lineman Manu Tuiasosopo paid a visit to the Northshore Senior Center. “He was very down to earth, humorous, very accommodating to the seniors,” said senior center volunteer Mary Evans. Tuiasosopo, a Woodinville resident, had such a good time, Evans said he might pay another visit during one of the center’s pancake breakfasts.
He brought his Super Bowl ring and his NFL jacket, and fans young and old were eager to talk to Tuiasosopo and ask him questions.