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July 5, 1999

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Tyler Morris to tour with choir

   Tyler Morris, 13, of Woodinville will be among the 33-member Northwest Boychoir from Seattle, which is leaving for a two-week European concert tour in July. Morris is the son of Mark and Kristen Morris and a student at Cottage Lake Elementary. He has been a member of the Boychoir for four years.

   The Northwest Boychoir will present a public concert at 7:30 p.m., Saturday, July 10, at the First Presbyterian Church, 1013 8th Ave., Seattle. All proceeds from the concert will benefit the tour scholarship fund, which makes it possible for all choir members to participate. Tickets for the concert are $10 for adults and $5 for students and seniors, and are available in advance by calling 206-525-3234. Tickets also will be sold at the door.

Church concert will feature well-known handbell ringers

   The Calvin and Chapel Handbell Ringers from First Presbyterian Church of Red Bank, New Jersey, will perform a concert at Bear Creek United Methodist Church in Woodinville (corner of N.E. 165th St. and Avondale Rd. NE) on Tuesday, July 6, at 7 p.m. A freewill offering will be taken. The group has performed concerts in Switzerland, Austria, for the U.N. General Assembly in Vienna, and regularly performs at Christmas concerts at the White House. For information, call 425-869-8726.

Local author speaks at Barnes & Noble

   Amy Thomson, author of the acclaimed books Virtual Girl, The Color of Distance, and Through Alien Eyes, will be speaking at the Woodinville Barnes & Noble (18025 Garden Way NE) on July 8 at 7 p.m.

   A highly praised author of science fiction, Amy Thomson has won the coveted John W. Campbell Award for best new science fiction writer for Virtual Girl, and her second book, The Color of Distance, was a finalist for the Philip K. Dick award. Her newest novel, Through Alien Eyes, has already received praise from Kirkus Reviews and from Publisher's Weekly, which called her an "excellent prose stylist".

Artists needed for Kenmore Arts and Crafts Show

   The Kenmore Arts and Crafts Show will be held Aug. 27-Sept. 2. It will be hosted by Northlake Lutheran Church and held in conjunction with the city's Summer Celebration. Artists should submit three items in each of the three categories: Two-Dimensional Art, Three-Dimensional Art, and Crafts. A jury of professionals will select and hang the show and award cash prizes.

   All submittals must be for sale, with a 30% commission collected. Contact person is: Jeannie McBee, Northlake Lutheran Church, 6620 NE 185th St., P.O. Box 82603, Kenmore, WA 98028; phone: 425-486-6977, fax: 425-481-9139; e-mail: nlcoffice@northlakelutheran.org.