Northwest NEWS

March 27, 2000

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'Celebrate Woodinville' includes a full day of fun on April 1

  It's happening this Saturday. Join the fools and bassets for all the fun at "Celebrate Woodinville," this Saturday, April 1, April Fools' Day. Get to town early. There's plenty of free parking.

Road Closures

10:30 a.m.-1 p.m.

   Road barricades will go up for the parade beginning Saturday at 10:30 a.m. on the Woodinville-Snohomish Road from NE 175th to NE 179th; NE 140th from the NE 175th and 140th NE intersection to the Woodinville Park & Ride; and on NE 175th from NE 140th to 131st NE.

Kiwanis Pancake Breakfast

8 a.m.-10:45 a.m., Roundtable Pizza

   Enjoy breakfast at the Pancake Breakfast at Roundtable Pizza in the Woodinville Towne Center. Pancakes, ham, and choice of juice or coffee are $4 for adults, $3 for seniors and children ages 5 to 10, and children under 5 are free. Proceeds will go to Woodinville High School college scholarships.

Woodinville Farmers' Market & Craft Fair

9 a.m.-4 p.m., City Hall Parking Lot

   Get your Washington farm products and shop early for your holiday gifts at the opening of the Woodinville Farmers' Market and Craft Show, located next to City Hall from 9 a.m.- 4 p.m. King County Councilmember Louise Miller will cut the ribbon at 9 a.m. to officially open the market season. Anyone wanting a booth to sell their own handmade items or food products should contact Grant Davidson at 425-485-1042.

All Fools' Day Parade

11 a.m., NE 175th Street

   The All Fools' Day Parade begins at 11 a.m., and will feature hundreds of bassets and children in costume, community floats, and foolish entries parading down NE 175th Street. There is still time to enter the parade. Call Rachelle Powell at the Woodinville Chamber of Commerce, 425-481-8300, to sign up or to volunteer.

Teen Northshore Art Show

9 a.m.-4 p.m., Woodinville City Council Chambers

   See how talented our local teens are with their original paintings and sculpture works on display. Teen artists still wishing to enter their works can have a form faxed to them by calling 425-483-0606, or pick up an application at the Woodinville Weekly, 13342 NE 175th.

Children's Activity & Resource Fair

Noon-4 p.m., Woodinville Towne Center

   Have your face painted, make a mural, create a creature in play-dough, see the fire engines, police cars, and community organizations, and enjoy more free fun at the Children's Activity & Resource Fair in the upper parking lot of the Woodinville Towne Center (QFC) from noon to 4 p.m. There is still time for a booth. Call Catherine Howard at 483-0606. Pony rides are available for a small charge from 10 to 4 in the lower parking lot of the center for a small charge.

Free Hay Rides

After parade, Pennsylvania Woodworks

   Pennsylvania Woodworks will host free hay rides across from the Park & Ride right after the parade. The rides are free, but donations of cash, new socks, and new underwear, will be accepted for the local charity Treehouse, which provides services for King County's foster children.

Basset Bash

1 p.m.-4 p.m., City Hall Ballfields

   Watch Noah Go Slowwah, Miss Sweetie, Annie Queen of Everything, Lilith & Frazier, Artful Dodger, Buford, and hundreds more bassets compete for prizes at the 17th annual Basset Bash on the baseball fields next to City Hall from 1 p.m.-4 p.m. Prizes are awarded in such contests as best costume, best howl, fastest in the hot dog race, and the coronation of the 2000 King and Queen.

   "Bassets are very mellow, sweet-natured, and odiferous," according to Sep and Tom Halliday, who will be bringing Emma. Applications can by faxed by calling the Woodinville Weekly at 425-483-0606, or picked up at the Weekly offices at 13342 NE 175th, Woodinville.

City of Woodinville celebration & new City Hall groundbreaking

1 p.m., South of City Hall

   The city's annual celebration of the anniversary of incorporation will be commemorated this year with a groundbreaking ceremony for the new city hall. Woodinville became the 270th city in Washington State in 1993. An enormous birthday cake will commemorate the occasion.

   The groundbreaking will be held at the location of the new City Hall at 1 p.m. The site is just south of the current City Hall, 17301 133rd Ave. NE. A 24,000-square-foot building will be constructed on three acres. Occupation is expected in the spring of 2001. For more information, contact Marie Stake, City of Woodinville, at 425-489-2700, ext. 245, or visit the city's website at


This basset pastel was drawn by Joan Cunningham of Lake City, who will have a booth at the Woodinville Farmers' Market & Craft Fair this Saturday. Cunningham, whose father was in vaudeville with a roller skating act at the Palace Theatre in New York and knew Sophie Tucker, performed as a tap dancer from ages 3 to 11. At the New York World's Fair in 1939, she danced and sat on the lap of Bo Jangles Robinson. She grew up on Long Island, where her grandfather built schooners, sailed the seven seas, and delivered coal to lighthouses. The Amityville Museum on Long Island has 100 pages of her family's history and several artifacts from his sailing days. She received her commercial art degree at 16. After she was married and was raising her children, she set aside her artwork. Twelve years ago, she took a class at Arts Umbrella (where she is still studying), converted her living room to a studio, and began working in all mediums and subjects. Look for her and other talented artists this Saturday.

Jaws of LIfe

On April 1, Woodinville Fire & Life Safety District, in cooperation with Mothers Against Drunk Driving and Mac Towing, will hold an automobile extraction demonstration after the parade in the parking lot between Top Foods and Barnes & Noble. Fire district personnel will demonstrate the use of the Jaws of Life, hydraulic shears, and other specialized equipment used to free injured and trapped people from cars and trucks. The new thermal imaging camera, which can see through dense smoke, will also be demonstrated.