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26 Years of Giving: Sheraton Grand Seattle’s Gingerbread Village

  • Written by Woodinville Weekly Staff
Seattle’s cherished holiday tradition, Gingerbread Village, makes a highly anticipated return to the Sheraton Grand Seattle, 1400 6th Ave, Seattle, Wash, starting on November 20th through January 1, 2019.
 
Since 1992, the Sheraton’s expert culinary team has partnered with top local architecture firms to design, build and wow the crowds with intricate, larger-than-life gingerbread creations. The unforgettable event keeps more than 200,000 visitors coming back year after year, and is free to the public, although donations to the Northwest Chapter of the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation are accepted and appreciated.
 
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Northshore School District Offers Intelligent Lives Screening November 19

  • Written by Woodinville Weekly Staff
The Northshore School District will host a free community movie screening of “Intelligent Lives” on November 19, from 6:30 – 8:30 p.m. at the Woodinville High School Theater. This screening is an opportunity for the community to come together and better understand the challenges faced by students and families whose lives are touched by intellectual disabilities. This is one in a series of community events as the District continues its commitment to equity and an excellent education for all students in alignment with the 2017-2022 strategic plan. 
 
WHAT:
“Intelligent Lives” movie screening
with discussion to follow
 
WHEN:
Monday, Nov. 19 from 6:30 – 8:30 p.m.
 
WHERE:
Woodinville High School Theater
19819 136th Avenue NE Woodinville, WA 98072
 
From award-winning filmmaker Dan Habib, the movie stars three pioneering young adults with intellectual disabilities – Micah, Naieer and Naomie – who challenge perceptions of intelligence as they navigate high school, college, and the workforce. “Intelligent Lives” challenges what it means to be intelligent and points to a future in which people of all abilities can fully participate in higher education, meaningful employment, and community life.
 
Academy Award-winning actor and narrator, Chris Cooper, contextualizes the lives of these central characters through the emotional personal story of his son Jesse.
This film is appropriate for ages 8 and up.
Seating is limited. For tickets, please register at www.nsd.org/intelligentlives. If for any reason you’re unable to register online, please Communications at 425-408-7631.

Redmond Historical Society Speaker Series

  • Written by Woodinville Weekly Staff
Saturday,November 10, 2018 at 10:30 am
 
Washington at War: The Evergreen State in World War I
 
One-hundred years ago in 1917, the US entered The Great War to fight alongside our European allies. But Washington’s homefront experience began long before the country entered the war, and continued afterward.
 
Led by historian Lorraine McConaghy, the program begins with an illustrated introduction to the war’s themes before offering a “Readers’ Theater”: a script that is read aloud together, allowing participants to speak the history they are discovering. The script includes excerpts from newspapers, diaries, writings, speeches, and correspondence, and is based on extensive research in primary source material focused on the war’s impact on Washington—and how Washington impacted the war.
 
This talk is presented by Humanities Washington and the Washington State Historical Society in commemoration of the 100th anniversary of America’s involvement in World War I.
 
Redmond Historical Society Saturday Speaker Series
Redmond Senior Center
8703 160th Ave NE, Redmond WA 98052
$5 suggested donation for non-members
For details: www.redmondhistoricalsociety.org 

Farmers Roundtable – A Grange Community Program, Wed., Nov. 7, 2018

  • Written by Woodinville Weekly Staff

The second annual Farmers Roundtable will be held on Wednesday, November 7th, at 7 p.m., as part of the on-going series of Community Education programs presented by the Sammamish Valley Grange.

Last year’s roundtable included a new generation of Sammamish Valley farmers and those who have been farming long-term in the Valley. Due to its popularity, participants requested the Grange present this program on an annual basis.

Everyone is welcome to attend this free program and meet those who are committed to bringing local food into our community. Join the discussion with student, incubator and experienced farmers in the Sammamish Valley and connect and network with other farmers and growers in the area.

Discussion topics include: blending old and new technologies, current environmental challenges, diverse business models, food policy and security issues. Due to the engaging conversation and popularity of the roundtable, this program may extend past our usual 8 p.m. closing time.

Prior to the evening’s program, join us at 5:30 p.m. for a presentation by Friends of the Sammamish Valley as they share information on the status of the proposed King County Wine and Beverage Ordinance and the efforts to preserve and protect the rural neighborhoods and farmland. As this takes place during the dinner hour feel free to bring your meal along.
In tradition and service to the broader community, the Sammamish Valley Grange, located at 14654 148th Ave. NE, Woodinville, presents monthly programs free to the general public.
Mark your calendars for the Holiday Gathering and Potluck, Wednesday, December 5th at 7 p.m. By working to improve the rural nature of the Sammamish Valley, the Grange shares its mission through educational outreach and neighborly engagement. For more information, please e-mail This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Eastside Catholic School Drama presents Checkov Mixtape

  • Written by Woodinville Weekly Staff
Eastside Catholic School Drama will stage “Chekhov Mixtape,” a combination of three one-act plays written by Anton Chekhov: The Proposal, The Bear and The Festivities, November 1-3rd at 7 pm and November 4th at 2 pm, Eastside Catholic School Black Box Theater.  Adapted and directed by EC Drama Teacher David Weber, the program will embrace a contemporary adaptation complete with pop songs. Tickets can be purchased at eastsidecatholic.org/drama.
 

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