Leading tennis players from around the world will compete for $50,000 in prize money at the Kirkland Classic, a USTA Pro Circuit event, Oct. 4-11 at the Central Park Tennis Club in Kirkland.
The event will draw USTA Women’s Pro Circuit players from both the U.S. and internationally as they position themselves for the upcoming Australian Open. Many players are recent participants in the U.S. Open, including a number of 100 WTA players. The event is currently sold out.
“The USTA Pro Circuit tournaments have a history of fostering and incubating tennis talent both on the national and international stage,” said Vitaly Gorin, tournament director. “The Kirkland Classic offers the Northwest the opportunity to be a part of that tradition, right here in our backyard.”
No, 21 Acres is not putting worms in their soup ... but they do want you to learn a bit about both! The local nonprofit has lots of classes and activities planned during the month of October. Whether you’re interested in making soup from scratch or learning how to build a worm bin, see what’s on the calendar that might intrigue you!
A recent class in the 21 Acres kitchen. (Courtesy photo)
Educational offerings during the month of October:
• Thursday, Oct. 8, Back to Basics: Soups from Scratch; 6:30-8:30 p.m. • Saturday, Oct. 10, Growing Veterans Second Saturday, 10 am. - 12:30 p.m. • Saturday, Oct. 10, 21 Acres Farm Walk, 11 a.m. - noon; Free, open to the public, all ages. • Saturday, Oct. 17, Taste of Place: Homemade Seasonal Ravioli; 1-3 p.m. • Saturday, Oct. 24, Worm Bins 101: Introduction, 9:30-11 a.m. • Saturday, Oct. 24, 21 Acres Farm Walk, 11 a.m. - noon; free, open to the public, all ages. • Saturday, Oct. 24, Worm Bins 201: Construction; 12:30-3 p.m. • Tuesday, Oct. 27, Tuesdays at 21: Sustainable Communities and Urban Growth; 7-8 p.m.
The University of Washington Bothell will host the Inspire STEM Festival on Saturday Oct. 10, from 11 a.m. until 4 p.m. The festival will take place at UW Bothell, and will feature hands-on workshops, guest speakers, and a street fair filled with interactive exhibits — all with a focus on getting fifth through eighth grade girls (and boys) excited about science, technology, engineering and math (STEM).