With less than 30 days until the annexation of Finn Hill, North Juanita and Kingsgate takes effect, three celebration events are planned. Annexation and current city residents are invited to the following activities. Event information can be found at www.kirklandwa.gov/annexation.
• Open House, Kirkland City Hall (123 Fifth Avenue) Wednesday, June 1, 4-7 p.m. City Council and other elected officials will host a welcome at 5:30 p.m. followed by cake (donated by Totem Lake QFC) and coffee (donated by Parkplace Starbucks). Informational and interactive displays will be set up in the main areas of the upper and lower floors of City Hall, and in the Peter Kirk Room and Houghton Room. All residents are invited to meet their elected and appointed officials, meet staff, learn their way around City Hall and learn about their new government.
Community Celebration, Friday, June 3, 6 p.m., Juanita Beach Park, Forbes House. Kirkland City Council members and other elected officials will speak at 6 p.m. and serve strawberry shortcake (donations from Trader Joe’s of Kirkland, Shari’s Restaurant of Kirkland and Juanita Village Starbucks). Kamiakin Jr. High School Jazz Ensemble and Juanita High School Pep Band will perform, 7–7:30 p.m., followed by Back Burner bluegrass band and a free classic movie – "The Sandlot" – thanks to a very generous contribution from Carillon Properties. Activities will be held on the north side of the park where the Juanita Friday Market is located.