Once we are past Halloween, it seems like a sudden landslide of holidays rush in at us (along with the unrelenting rain). Yes, we are already talking about the tree lighting ceremony! Catch that and handful of other things here:
Kirkland Tree Lighting- November 28th 4-8pm @ Marina Park. They still urgently need donations by 11/16 to buy lights. $7500 has been raised of the $20000 they need, so consider giving- no amount is too small. You can drop off a check at Banner Bank or the Kirkland Downtown Association on Park Lane or email them.
9th Annual Turkey Trot- Hopelink's 5K funwalk in downtown Kirkland. Sunday November 15, 2009 @1pm (registration starts at noon). Pre-reg is $20/pp or $15/pp on a team, day-of is $25/pp or $20/pp on a team of four or more. You can also register here- this is a great way to help out local low income families and get a little exercise too!
Secret Santa Toy Drive- Nov 2nd thru Dec 13, 2009. Drop new unwrapped holiday items at the Totem Lake-Kirkland Sleep Country USA store to help make sure every foster child in the PNW receives a gift this year.
4 for 48- Sundays thru Thursdays in November you can get a four course meal for $48 at Trellis and bin on the Lake. There are 13 participating restaurants in Seattle and the Eastside, but why leave Kirkland when you have Trellis and bin on the list? Although I have been dying to try Crush (whose founder started this concept). Great deals for fabulous food no matter where you choose!
Other random tidbits for ya.........
Michael Jackson's 'This is It'- Saw this movie last night and it was really good- worth seeing- especially if you were an MJ fan. It makes you wish his concert tour was still on its way. Nothing on his personal life- it's all documenting his rehearsals for the tour- you'll hear all of your favorite old tunes-what an amazing talent. And speaking of legends...
Chuck Morgan's Services- If Chuck Morgan touched your life, you should know that 'Mr. Kirkland's' memorial service is Friday 11/13 @ 2:30 at the Kirkland Performance Center. Just where he would have wanted it. :-)
Merrill Gardens- WAY TO GO! Merrill Gardens Kirkland was just announced "Project of the Year" for senior housing communities across the US.
And congratulations to our brave new City Council elects: Amy Walen, Penny Sweet, Joan McBride and Doreen Marchione. We look forward to having you represent us. ~j