Northwest NEWS

March 25, 2002


Celebration features pancakes, art, parade, bassets

Bassets, bureaucrats and buffoons gather for the annual Celebrate Woodinville community event, Saturday, March 30. The celebration features activities all over town. Here's the itinerary.
   Kiwanis Pancake Breakfast, 8 to 10:30 a.m., inside Round Table Pizza at Woodinville Towne Center. Kiwanis members will flip the hot cakes and the Woodinville Key Club will serve them hot off the griddle. Ham, juice and coffee accompany the meal. Adults $4, Kids and seniors $3, Under 5 years, free. Proceeds go toward a scholarship fund for a Woodinville High School senior.
   Woodinville Artists Association (WAA) Inaugural Art Show, March 29-31 at Images Art and Frames, Woodinville Towne Center (next to QFC). Owner Doug Thede hopes members of the public will take time to view the newly formed WAA's offerings. Experience the group's art show as part of the Celebrate Woodinville event on Friday, Saturday or Sunday.
   All Fools' Children's Activity & Community Fair, noon to 4 pm, in the upper level of the Woodinville Towne Center. The fair presents kid activities and games, art and crafts projects, and kid popular fire trucks and police cars. Free; donations suggested for some of the activities. Sponsored by Towne Center merchants and Kiwanis Club of Woodinville.
   All Fools' Day Arts & Crafts Fair, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., Woodinville Farmers Market at the Woodinville Community Center (old City Hall Bldg.) The Farmers Market show will highlight fresh flowers, winter produce, metal sculpture, wood furniture, garden-related art, handmade clothing, tie-dyed fabrics, hand blown glass, jewelry, ceramics and intoxicating aromas of food vendors ranging from barbeque to Thai.
   24th Annual All Fools' Day Parade, 11 a.m., downtown Woodinville. Thousands of spectators will have the opportunity to see mystical, unusual and comical sights at Woodinville's fun-loving parade. Racha Thai Restaurant will perform the traditional Chinese Lion Dance. McLendon Hardware's vintage 1931 Model A flatbed truck plans an appearance. Pygmy goats, the U.S. Army recruiter's Humvee and Red Robin's official 'Bird' get in on the fun while the Woodinville Chamber of Commerce promotes their upcoming golf tournament from the back of a flatbed. (Parade goers can rest knowing that the Chamber promises not to swing golf balls from the back of their truck.) Laina Molbak, co-founder of Molbak's Inc., serves as this year's Parade Grand Marshal.
   19th Annual Basset Bash and Basset Brigade, 10:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. The dogs'day begins with the Basset Brigade. 300 Bassets will plod along Woodinville's famous thoroughfare, NE 175th Street, as part of the All Fool's Day Parade. Along the way the short-legged canines promise to greet onlookers, some will show off their cool dog fashions and others will possibly offer a baleful of arrr-oooos! After some schmoozing along their arduous walk of four long blocks, the vertically challenged dogs will fiercely compete (between naps) for Best Howl, Best Waddle, Best Trick, Longest Ears, Funniest Name, etc. In addition, the dogs will provide a dazzling display of speed in the Great Weenie Race. A King and Queen Basset will be crowned as the grand finale to the drooling pageant.
   City of Woodinville's Passport to the World Celebration, 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. See "Around the world in one day" on page 11 for information.
   City's 9th Year Celebration, 1 p.m. at City Hall, The City Council will serve the city's traditional birthday cake.
   Woodinville Youth Art Show, 11 a.m. to 4 p.m., Community Center Gymnasium, Original artwork by children in grades K-12. The public is invited to view the unique array of paintings, drawings, photography and 3-D sculpture by the community's youth.
   Woodinville Fire and Life Safety District, 2-4 p.m., District Headquarters on Woodinville-Snohomish Road (next to the Post Office).
   The ceremony dedicates the new firehouse and administrative headquarters with live demonstrations, Fire & Life Safety information, introduction to local firefighters and the King County Sheriff's helicopter "Guardian One." Light refreshments will be served.
   Event information is posted at Woodinville's website