KCTS 9 to launch 24/7 PBS kids channel

  • Written by Woodinville Weekly Staff

KCTS 9, a trusted provider of educational media for children in the Pacific Northwest, will launch the KCTS 9 PBS KIDS 24/7 Channel on Saturday, April 1, 2017.

The new channel, which is a free service, will be available on TV and via live streaming on the KCTS 9 website. It will feature 24/7 educational programming, ensuring that PBS KIDS’ high-quality content is available around the clock.

April is Earth Month in the city of Kirkland

  • Written by Woodinville Weekly Staff

April is Earth Month in the city of Kirkland and the City Council kicked off the celebration early with the reading of a proclamation at their March 21 meeting declaring Earth Hour on Saturday, March 25 from 8:30 to 9:30 p.m. That’s one hour when all residents and businesses are called upon to turn off their lights for the hour and join the city in pledging their support to climate protection.

To celebrate the rest of the month, the city’s environmental team, Kirkland Conserves, is inviting the community to partake in a number of classes, workshops and a weekly challenge to make their homes greener. The activities, listed below, are all sponsored by the city and are free of charge.

Green Home Challenge
Join Kirkland’s community Green Home Challenge and you will receive manageable email assignments one step at a time that will make your home simpler, healthier and greener. Tackle tasks like getting rid of junk mail, reorganizing your fridge to waste less food, and decluttering your closet.

Over the course of 21 brief emails, you will be walked through each green action. You’ll be pointed to free resources in Kirkland and will get free tools like battery chargers and countertop compost pails that will make it easy. As a bonus for participating, you’ll receive a Chinook Book App 12-month code ($15 value) with discounts at local businesses. The Challenge begins April 1st! Sign up at:

Free Green Living Classes
Green Cleaning Workshop
April 11, 6:30-8pm, Kirkland Library

Turning Homeward: Restoring Hope and Nature in the Urban Wild
April 20, 7-8:30pm, Kirkland Library

Lighten Up: Clear Your Clutter
April 27, 6:30-8pm, Kirkland Library

Get ready for Bike Month
Everyday Cycling: Commutes & Errands by Bike
April 18, 6:30-8pm, Kirkland Library
‘Bikeology’ a Community Panel
April 19, 7-8pm, Heritage Hall
Free Natural Yard Care Workshops
Growing a Healthy Lawn and Garden
April 23, 1-3pm, McAuliffe Park
Smart Water Management for Your Garden
April 30, 1-3pm, McAuliffe Park
Benefiting from Beneficial Insects
May 7, 1-3pm, McAuliffe Park
Earth Fair and LED Sale
April 26, 11am-4pm, Kirkland City Hall
Join us to celebrate Earth Month with more than 10 local organizations who want to help you go green at home! No registration required – but you can sign up for a reminder email at

VALA Eastside seeks featured artist for Redmond Arts Festival

  • Written by Woodinville Weekly Staff

VALA Eastside is seeking an artist or artist team to serve as “Featured Artist” of the 2017 Redmond Arts Festival and produce an all ages community art project on-site at the festival at Redmond Town Center from  July 7th– 9th, 2017.
Artists may apply as a single visual artist or a pair/group of visual or interdisciplinary artists. VALA welcomes artists across a number of different disciplines to apply as a team and lead a community art project that incorporates not just visual art but other art forms as well. “Around 800 people of all ages and backgrounds are expected to participate in the community art project over the course of the festival weekend. Many of the participants are children visiting with their families.

A stipend of $2,000 will be paid to the artist/artist team to cover all planning, materials and implementation of the project.

For further details and information regarding this call and other VALA’s artist opportunities, please visit:

‘Rainwater to Wastewater’ – A Grange Community Program, April 5th

  • Written by Woodinville Weekly Staff

The Sammamish Valley Grange has announced the next topic in the monthly Community Program Series, Wednesday, April 5th, at 7 p.m. “Rainwater to Wastewater” will bring forth the issues related to water scarcity and the opportunity for recycled water in the Sammamish Valley. You may think this is a non-issue in this rainy area, but the threat of water scarcity continues to build with our region’s population explosion and continued summer drought conditions.
Daniel Horst, a senior student in Cascadia College’s Sustainable Practices program, is delving into the topic with the assistance of King County’s Brightwater Recycled Water Program staff. Utilizing recycled water is an affordable measure to keep fresh water flowing in streams where they belong, and helping to support salmon habitats while simultaneously increasing the capacity of the Sammamish Valley as a center of food production.

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