Public invited to Interfaith Dinner Dialogue on ‘Welcoming Refugees, Asylum Seekers & Strangers’

  • Written by Woodinville Weekly Staff

F.I.R.E. (Fostering Interfaith Relationships on the Eastside) invites the public to the eighth in a series of Dinner Dialogues aimed at fostering interfaith relationships, on Sunday, January 29, 5 p.m. to 8 p.m., hosted by St. George Coptic Orthodox Church, 13216 NE 100th Street in Kirkland (at the corner of 132nd Avenue NE).
This Dialogue will be on the topic “Welcoming Refugees, Asylum Seekers & Strangers.”

A panel from a variety of world religions will present the perspectives of their faith communities, followed by stimulating interfaith discussions among all participants.
This is a potluck dinner, so please bring your favorite dish to share, labeled showing the ingredients to help people with food allergies and preferences make choices.

Everyone is invited to come and enjoy a fun evening of interfaith dialogue! Please email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. and let us know how many will be coming, so we can be sure to set up enough tables and chairs.

Guests are invited to enter through the east end of the building, away from 132nd Ave NE, which enter directly into the church’s fellowship hall.
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Haggen invites community to Share the Warmth with Coat Drive - Jan. 18 - 31

  • Written by Woodinville Weekly Staff

Haggen, a passionate partner to the communities it serves, has launched a warm clothing drive to protect vulnerable community members from the cold, wet winter weather. In collaboration with the Opportunity Council and other partners, Haggen is accepting new or gently-used winter coats, rain coats, gloves, hats, scarves and sweaters of all sizes in donation bins at all 15 of its locations from January 18 to January 31.

“Winter is a beautiful time of year in here in the Pacific Northwest, but it is also a time of great need,” said Kaily Hetherton, marketing event coordinator at Haggen. “We are asking everyone to Share the Warmth this winter to make sure none of our friends and neighbors suffer through these months of freezing temperatures.”

GriefShare seminar/support group 

  • Written by Woodinville Weekly Staff

GriefShare meets weekly on Wednesdays from 1:00 to 2:30 p.m. at Sno-Valley Senior Center, 4610 Stephens Ave., Carnation, Wash. 98014. GriefShare is a nationally recognized program providing help and encouragement after the death of a child, family member or friend.  This is a non-denominational Christian based support group, however it is open to ALL, regardless of religion. GriefShare meetings feature videos of nationally recognized experts on grief recovery topics and group discussions in a warm, caring environment.  Individuals may join anytime as each meeting is self-contained with a specific topic.  If this time and place is not conveinent for you, check out the GriefShare web site at for other scheduled meetings in local areas.

Join King County Parks and volunteer for your Big Backyard

  • Written by Woodinville Weekly Staff

Come volunteer to help improve King County Parks’ stream corridors and urban forests. Spend some time planting native trees and shrubs along our major rivers or in our urban parks. Native trees and shrubs improve the area for wildlife and water quality.

To join a planting event, please register with the volunteer coordinator listed after each event.
Events are Saturdays from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Interested parties may subscribe to volunteer e-news on the Parks website.

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Brotha’ Groove concert Jan 20 at Old Fire House Teen Center in Redmond

  • Written by Woodinville Weekly Staff

Brotha’ Groove’s birthday and single release show will be held on Jan. 20, 7 p.m. at the Old Fire House Teen Center in Redmond.

Brotha’ Groove is a Redmond/Woodinville funk band made up of high schoolers from Redmond High and young Bellevue College and University of Washington students.
The up-and-coming northwest band has been named a semifinalist in MoPop’s(formerly the EMP) Sound Off! Battle of the Bands.
An annual event since 2001, MoPOP’s Sound Off! supports the all-ages scene by giving artists an opportunity to showcase original music on a large platform.
Only 12 bands out of over a hundred applications from Washington, Oregon, British Columbia and Idaho get accepted.

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