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Top Ten Things to Bring to the 15th Annual Kirkland Polar Bear Plunge, Jan. 1 @1PM

The 15th Annual unofficial Polar Bear Plunge (the first and therefore the BIGGEST event of 2017) is rapidly approaching and we have received a few questions as to what one should wear. So, we have put together a list of the Top 10 Things to Bring to the Polar Bear Plunge. The most important thing to bring is a sense of humor. There are few events in town which prompt more laughter from participants and onlookers alike…

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Musical Holiday Lights on the CKC

 

Join your Kirkland neighbors on December 2nd for an evening of caroling, hot cocoa, a giant snow globe photobooth, and the second annual musical holiday lights on the Cross Kirkland Corridor! The snow-globe will be ready for photos starting at 4:30 p.m., and at 5:30  p.m. Mayor Amy Walen will flip the switch to turn on a show featuring 10,000 LED lights custom-programmed to holiday music by Google Kirkland engineers. Parking is limited, so those who can are encouraged to take public transportation, bike or walk to the show.

What: Musical Holiday Lights on the Cross Kirkland Corridor

When: Friday, December 2, 4:30-6:00 p.m., Photo-booth Snow Globe opens at 4:30,  lights at 5:30

Where: The Family Fitness and Play Area on the Cross Kirkland Corridor near the Google campus (Approximate address is 499 7th Ave S, Kirkland, WA 98033 – click here for directions:  https://goo.gl/maps/kWLez)…

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Winterfest Entertainment Schedule, Saturday

This Saturday, Kirkland celebrates Winterfest downtown with the traditional tree lighting, live music and a special appearance by Santa Claus. This year, you will find that the tree lighting festival has been moved to Lee Johnson Field at the corner of Central Way and 3rd St. The tree lighting ceremony takes place at 5:00 pm.

Saturday is also “Small Business Saturday” and includes a speech by Mayor Amy Walen and free parking shuttles to and from City Hall where there will be ample parking…

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Juanita High School’s production of “A Wrinkle in Time” this weekend

Individuality. Courage. Adventure.  Madeleine L’Engle’s classic sci-fi tale, “A Wrinkle in Time,” produced by Juanita Rebel Drama, will play for three remaining shows this weekend–November 17, 18, and 19 at 7:30 pm.    

 

Meg Murry (Sophie Larson) is the typical misfit: a middle-school math whiz with glasses and a short temper. But when she and her oddly gifted little brother (Grace Harrington) set off to find their missing father (Matthew Triplett), they’re propelled across time to a world where being different isn’t just an aggravation—it can cost you your life!…

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VIP Backstage A Huge Success for Kirkland Performance Center

The Kirkland Performance Center (KPC) annual auction and gala, VIP Backstage, was quite the hit on Saturday, October 15th at the Hyatt Regency Bellevue. With many local political figures including Representative Joan McBride, Representative Larry Springer, and Kirkland Mayor Amy Walen in attendance along with Kirkland socialites, local business leaders, and support from EvergreenHealth, Boeing, and Kibble & Prentice, KPC raised over $214,000 to continue to present world class performing arts on the Eastside…

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Lake Washington vs. Juanita Football Tonight

Bruce Bennett is a 1960 Lake Washington graduate who has passion for stats and sports.  Each week during football season he prepares a briefing e-mail for LW Kangaroo fans.

Tonight, Lake Washington (2-3, 0-1 KingCo Conference) travels to Juanita (1-3, 0-1) for a 7 o’clock kickoff.  Some of Bennett’s pregame information:

Juanita has won the past seven games against the Kangs and leads the series 23-19 after last year’s 38-28 victory. The longest LW winning streak against Juanita was five games from 1975-79.

LW has shut out Juanita three times and the Rebels have shut out the Kangaroos nine times.

LW has scored 648 points against Juanita (15.4 average) and the Rebels have scored 840 (20.0 average)…

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Experience Fall at Kirkland Performance Center

This fall, Kirkland Performance Center (KPC) has something for everyone to enjoy. With the weather getting cooler, spend time at a show on a fall night out in Kirkland. KPC brings exciting artists like The Milk Carton Kids and Pickwick to the Eastside. Tickets to all shows are on sale now, and ticket packages starting at $69 are still available.

 

Of special note is Multiple Grammy Award winner Jerry Douglas on Saturday, October 8, 2016. Douglas, a freewheeling, forward-thinking recording artist whose music incorporates elements of Celtic, country, rock, jazz, blues, and bluegrass into his distinctive musical vision. KPC is excited to bring his unique talent to KirklandSeveral times throughout the season, the 50+ piece orchestra with a rotating cast of guest vocalists, Seattle Rock Orchestra (SRO) performs tributes to different artists/bands, including the music of David Bowie this fall. SRO will perform selections from the 20th Century music icon’s most popular songs, including “Life On Mars,” “Starman,” “Let’s Dance,” “Fame,” “Young Americans,” and many more. Nestled in between are many exciting shows including returning favorite The Brothers Four, cutting edge local indie artist Pickwick, and Australian folk duo Luluc.

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