Well, you can go plan Kirkland's future of course! There is a Community Planning Day on Sat 6/8 from 10am-2pm at Kirkland City Hall (123 5th Ave). Bring the family and share your ideas for our parks, transportation and housing. There are lots of 'PLANS' in the works: comprehensive plan, parks/rec plan, transportation, cross Kirkland Corridor, surface water mgmt, Totem Lake Park Master Plan, Juanita Drive Corridor , Capital Improvement plans. Your City Council is listening. Let them know what you think. I still plan to be here in 2035 (well, maybe a few more gray hairs and hopefully working on my golf game) so it's good to have a voice.
After that meeting on 6/8, you may be ready for a frosty beverage at the Kirkland Fraternal Order of Eagles (F.O.E.) Aerie #2681 to watch them unveil their newly restored historic 1947 neon sign (258 Central Way). The dedication is at 4pm and the general public is invited to come in and visit for their annual Open House at the usually members-only club. The sign is the last of its kind in downtown Kirkland and has proudly served as a beacon for the Eagles displaying their values of Liberty, Truth, Justice and Equality since the charitable fraternity received their charter in 1947. The Open House on the 8th will include 2 spit-roasted lambs, side dishes, burgers/dogs (5pm) and the band Wickerman (8pm). For more info or to inquire about membership, call 425-822-2681.
If it's vino on your mind, swing by The Grape Choice (9 Lake Street South) for Adam Ashley's Eccolo Cellars release party at 4pm. Adam used to work at The Grape Choice and is now creating his own wine which he's excited to share with you. This guy knows his stuff so I'm looking forward to giving it a try and grabbing a few bottles to go!