Here's a little lineup for your weekend and beyond!
The Northwest Exotics Car Show at Carillon Point is this Sunday, April 24th from 9:30 am to 11:30 am at the top lot of the 2000 garage. This free public event was created by a local high school student named Thomas Fathi that is a talented photographer with a passion for cars. He and his friends have done a few shows over the past two years, and they hope to get to a regular Sunday show as things get back to normal.
The City of Kirkland's new "Kirkland Ca$h" program is striving to uplift our hard-hit local hospitality industry and small business economy. This dollar-for-dollar certificate program runs through June 30th where you can book a 2-night minimum stay through the KirklandCash.com site and receive $100 to spend at a local participating business. Participating hotels include The Heathman Hotel, The Woodmark Hotel, Courtyard by Marriott Sattle-Kirkland, and Motel 6. You can spend your Kirkland Ca$h before 8/31/22 at an ever-growing list of retail shops, restaurants, service providers, activities, attractions, and more (some of my faves are on there). Do you have visitors coming to town? This sounds like a great way to point them to one of our local hotels while also encouraging more local spending. Everyone wins.
Keep an eye on the City of Kirkland's 'Earth Month' page to stay up to date on green tips and events throughout the month and ALWAYS. You can also learn more about our city's Sustainability Master Plan and sign up for updates here. Lately, Mother Earth seems to be messing with us (was that hail the other day?) so I'm all for taking the very best care of her.
Kirkland Urban is also celebrating spring and Earth Day. On Fri 4/22 from 11 am to 1 pm community members are welcome to drop off electronics for recycling outside the 400 building. KU is also launching its #PlantwithKU campaign with the goal of planting 20,000 trees in Tanzania through a partnership with ForestNation. Attendees can pick up a tree kit under the Generosi-tree at 400 Urban Plaza. And, did you know that KU has rooftop beehives? These buzzzzzy workers will have honey, soap, and candles available for anyone who stops by the event, and will you also have the opportunity to enter the Queen Bee naming contest.
Following this Kirkland Urban event, on Sat 4/23 from 10 am-1 pm they are hosting a "Be Well" Event. Everyone is invited to this interactive experience of the eight dimensions of wellness: emotional, mental, recreational, environmental, financial, social, physical, and spiritual. That's a lot in 3 hours! And it is free and open to the public. You'll encounter stretch yoga at 10 am, a soothing sound bath journey at 11:10 am, total HIIT workouts at 10:30 and 11:40, a bee workshop, mini-facials by Tru Allure Beauty boutique, an Aegis Living hydration station, and much more. Family-friendly tunes and many local businesses will be showing up to share their purpose and make sure you are taking good care of yourself.
The City of Kirkland will be hosting its first annual "Taste of the World" event on 5/21 at Juanita Beach Park to celebrate and experience our diverse heritage- so mark your calendars now! There will be food trucks, an international bazaar with artisan craft vendors, live cultural music and dance, photos stations, and a "small world" for children with global crafts and games. They also really need VOLUNTEERS (24 to be exact) to help out with their 3 shifts- please contact Abbie (425-587-3312) if you are able to lend a hand for this awesome new community event.