Bothell High School to host DECA Dash June 2

  • Written by Ashley Thielen, Bothell DECA
Bothell High School will host the first DECA Dash to benefit Seattle Children’s Hospital June 2.

The 5k will be held at Bothell High School and the run will be around and through the surrounding area beginning at 9 a.m. and ending in a balloon gauntlet on the field with a barbecue for everyone to enjoy.

The registration fee is only $25 per person. Participants can sign up individually or as a team. All of the proceeds will be going to Seattle Children’s Hospital.The goal is to raise $10,000. To sign up online, go to and search “DECA Dash.” DECA members strongly encourage the community to support this event, whether running, walking or cheering.

Play ball! How to ride Metro to the Mariners games

  • Written by Linda Thielke, King County Public Affairs Specialist

Are you going to a Mariners baseball game this season and want to avoid the traffic and parking hassles?Here are a few things to know about riding Metro Transit buses to Safeco Field:

• There are plenty of regular bus routes that travel near Safeco.

Look for bus routes that serve these key locations for the shortest walk: International District Station in the transit tunnel; South Royal Brougham Way at the Sodo Busway; or bus stops along 4th Avenue South.

The Regional Trip Planner is the best way to find service ( You can also call (206) 553-3000 for assistance.

• Due to construction near Safeco Field, Metro bus routes no longer travel on 1st Avenue South in either direction between South Lander Street and South Jackson Street. But, this also means that buses no longer need to be rerouted on game days.

• There are no special shuttles to Mariners games this year, but with buses, light rail, trains, and boats, you have plenty of options besides driving to the games.

• When planning your bus trip, be sure to check schedules for both the pre-game and post-game trips. Bus service later in the evening or on weekends can be less frequent than on weekdays.

• In addition to the bus, you can also ride Link light rail and Sounder trains to stops near Safeco.

• The King County Water Taxi offers service between West Seattle and Pier 50 on the Seattle waterfront about 10 blocks from the stadium.

Whether you’re going to the game, or just traveling through, expect congestion and delays for both transit and traffic in the stadium area on game days.

4-H celebrates 50 years

  • Written by Woodinville Weekly Staff

Celebrate 50 years of the Washington State University Extension 4-H Foundation by pledging your support at one of the upcoming events throughout the state.

Festivities will be held 4-6 p.m. April 27 at the Westport Winery in Westport; 3-5 p.m. May 5 at the Southwest Washington Fairgrounds in Chehalis; and at 4 p.m. June 30 at the Schwartz Farm in Reardan.

On Sept. 21, the first Washington State 4-H Alumni Day will take place 5-8 p.m. at the Western Washington State Fair and Events Center in Puyallup.

Presentations by youth who benefit from support of the foundation will highlight the celebrations.

Appetizers will be served.

Contributions are used to enhance local, national and international experiences for the 90,000 4-H youth statewide. Funds are targeted for youth citizenship and leadership opportunities, scholarships and to support adult mentors.

The foundation’s goal is to raise $1 million by 2015.

PAFE Festival concerts to feature guest artists

  • Written by Woodinville Weekly Staff

The 26th annual Performing Arts Festival of the Eastside (PAFE) has five public free concerts in April, including four Recognition Concerts presenting the best award-winning performers from the festival and special guest artists, including a Metropolitan Opera tenor. All events are at at Saint Andrew’s Lutheran Church, 2650 - 148th Avenue SE — across 148th from Bellevue College.

The 2011 season began a tradition of inviting former PAFE award winners and others who have had a connection to the festival over the years to perform at each Recognition Concert.

Although the main focus of each concert is the performances from the first place winners in each age group of the festival, the highlight is the special guest artist and their tribute to the festival and to the young performers.

Continuing that tradition, the PAFE Festival Recognition Concerts will each feature a special guest artist.

Recognition Concert #1 is April 21 at 2 p.m. and will feature violinist Arthur Zadinsky, a regular member of the Seattle Symphony who occasionally serves a concertmaster as well.

He and his wife, Pamela Zadinsky, are the parents of two former PAFE award winners: bassist Derek Zadinsky, who now plays with the Cleveland Orchestra, and violinist Karissa Zadinsky.

Recognition Concert #2 is April 21 at 5 p.m., and will feature mezzo soprano Regina Thomas, a former PAFE award winner and artistic director of Puget Sound Concert Opera.

On Sunday, April 22, at 2 p.m., the guest artist for Recognition Concert #3 will be pianist Anastasia Solomatina, a former PAFE award winner.

Recognition Concert #4 is on April 22 at 5 p.m. and will feature Metropolitan Opera tenor Gabriel Gargari, also a former PAFE award winner. He has been working at the MET with such luminary performers as Martina Arroyo and Anthony Laciara.

There is no charge for admission to the concerts, but donations to PAFE and non-perishable food for the Food Bank are appreciated.

For more information, go to

Molbak’s to present free garden seminars

  • Written by Woodinville Weekly Staff

Molbak's garden design
The best gardens are designed to complement your family’s lifestyle. Photo courtesy of Molbak's
Learn how to design your own beautiful, dynamic garden that truly reflects you and your style with EagleSong, Willow’s Lodge’s director of beauty, at a free seminar at Molbak’s on Saturday, April 21, 10– 11 a.m.


EagleSong will show you how your garden can reflect authenticity and a deep sense of place by understanding and employing five easy-to-grasp design principals.

Learn how function translates into fun and beauty, why indigenous materials feel right, how to marry the inside to the outside and what it means to be a guest in your own garden.

For more information, visit

Designing with

native plants

Discover the big trend toward using native plants with Susie Egan, owner of Cottage Lake Gardens, at a free seminar at Molbak’s on Saturday, April 21, noon – 1 p.m.

Egan will show how to take full advantage of these low-maintenance beauties to enhance your garden with her favorite native shrubs, perennials, ferns and groundcovers with a special emphasis on those that make wonderful companions to our native rhododendrons.

For additional information, visit

Other events

on April 21

Master Gardener Plant Clinic: 11 a.m.-2 p.m.

Bring your gardening questions – and plant samples –  to the clinic and get answers from trained, WSU Master Gardeners.

Ask about plant selection; diseases and treatments, pest controls and prevention and more.

King County Iris Society members: 1-2:30 p.m.

Bring your questions and walk away with great advice.

For additional information, call (425) 483-5000, 1-866-466-5225, or visit the Events page at

Molbak’s is located at 13625 NE 175th St., Woodinville, WA  98072.