What’s better than a cold pint of beer on a hot summer day? A cold pint of beer that helps out a good cause. Ales for ALS is a program that gives breweries around the country a chance to raise money for ALS research while doing what they do best: brewing beer.
Woodinville is a town with a growing tourism industry dedicated to wine and spirits, but it only has one hotel, the upscale Willows Lodge. To fill that void, a number of bed and breakfasts have sprouted up. Many B&Bs offer something besides just a place to eat and sleep, whether that’s French cooking classes, sport courts or drop-off and pick-up service from the wineries.
The tall ships Lady Washington and Hawaiian Chieftain have scheduled their annual call on Kirkland for Aug. 25 to Sept. 1 (Labor Day). The ships will operate from Carillon Point Marina, 1200 Carillon Point, Kirkland. Lady Washington, Washington state’s official ship, and Hawaiian Chieftain, which specializes in K-12 education programs, will offer public tours and excursions. Here’s the ships’ public schedule:
Boy Scouts from Woodinville’s Troop 909 recently completed their “Snoqualmie-Snohomish 50 Mile Canoe Expedition,” an epic three-day canoe and kayak trip from Fall City all the way to Everett.
Nicknamed the “Sno-Sno” canoe trip for short, the falls-to-salt paddling adventure on the Snoqualmie and Snohomish rivers is an old favorite of the troop, and is always sure to test the Scouts’ canoeing know-how and paddling stamina. The challenging journey left the boys and their adult leaders thoroughly exhausted, but with a sense of satisfaction. The 13 Scouts and adults started their journey by launching the troop’s flotilla of six canoes and two kayaks in the farm country of Fall City, then paddled through Carnation, Duvall, the outskirts of Monroe and Snohomish, before finishing off the trip in the saltwater of Puget Sound in Everett. They spent two nights camping on the riverbank.
Shortly after British playwright Peter Quilter finished writing his new play, “The Actress,” last September, he reached out to several small theatre companies, including the Woodinville Repertory Theatre, to pitch his new play. The WRT’s board accepted the play for the 2014 season, and artistic director Hjalmer Anderson was thrilled when Quilter informed him it would be the play’s U.S. premiere.
Starring veteran actress Connie Sponheim, “The Actress” tells the story of Lydia, a famous actress appearing in her farewell performance. Backstage scenes also unfold as various men from throughout her life visit her in her dressing room and engage in spirited conversations.