35th annual Evergreen Classic Benefit Horse Show Aug 10-14

  • Written by Valley View Staff

Both equine enthusiasts and first-time show spectators won’t want to miss the Evergreen Classic Benefit Horse Show, the Northwest’s premier equestrian competition, August 10th through 14th, at Remlinger Farms Equestrian Park in Carnation. Admission is free; onsite parking is $5/day.

The show features the region’s top-performing hunter/jumper riders across six arenas — plus food, wine, shopping and more. Proceeds from the Classic benefit Little Bit Therapeutic Riding Center, a Woodinville-based nonprofit long dedicated to improving the health and spirit of children and adults with disabilities through the unique benefits of equine-assisted activities.

A horse’s rhythm and three-dimensional movement pattern helps to improve the muscle tone, balance, and circulation in riders who, when not on a horse, experience limited mobility due to their diagnoses.

Spectators at this year’s Classic will enjoy:

• Movie Night at the Classic

Saturday, Aug. 13 at 6 p.m., the WHJF will offer a screening of the IFC award-winning movie, "Buck." The screening will be held in the Eddie Bauer barn (near the Legacy Grand Hunter Field). Enjoy Anita’s Crepes and popcorn while you watch this amazing movie. Suggested donation – $10 per ticket.

• Vendor Row, with clothing, jewelry and more.

• A fashion show, with the latest trends in equestrian wear provided by Olson’s Tack Shop in Bellevue and benefiting Little Bit. Attendees will also enjoy dinner by Lisa Dupar Catering, followed by live music and dancing. (Thursday, Aug. 11, from 6 to 9 p.m.) To make reservations (strongly recommended), contact Sara Young at (425)882-1554/This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., or visit

• The $10,000 Potcreek Open Jumper class and the Team Power and Speed Relay. (Friday, Aug.12th)

• The $15,000 Thumbs Up International Hunter Derby. (Saturday, Aug.13th)

• The grand finale, the $30,000 Evergreen Classic Grand Prix, featuring a course created by internationally renowned course designer Anthony D’Ambrosio. (Sunday, Aug. 14th).

Camlann Medieval Village summer festivals

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Camlann Medieval Village summer festivals are Saturdays and Sundays through Aug. 28 from noon to 6 p.m. The village is located at 10320 Kelly Road NE, Carnation.

The museum is sponsored by the Camlann Medieval Association, a not-for-profit living history project.

Camlann’s summer festival program will feature theme and content makeovers this year, with unique presentations, including a forged blacksmith’s anvil in the 14th century smithy, and a post and beam woodshed with hand-hewn timbers.

The festival will continue to differentiate from other faire models with a format focused on 14th century music, crafts and village interpreters, all in keeping with Camlann’s living history emphasis. A visit to Camlann is becoming more like a visit to a medieval Plimoth Plantation or Historic Williamsburg.

Other presentations will include Swordmaster’s and long bow archery displays. Demonstrations of hand-crafts will include wool dyeing, candle making, blacksmithing, shoemaking, pottery, wattle and daub construction, cider pressing, calligraphy and illumination.

Visitor participation for all ages includes freeman training, archery, dancing, games, sheep petting, horse rides, candle dipping and clay molding.

Minstrels will present music, poetry and magic from medieval Europe and play on instruments used in the 14th century.

Medieval food is served at the Bors Hede Inn for lunch, take-away, dinner and for a 12-course feast in the evening.

Blue Dog Farm open for blueberries

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Blue Dog Farm is now open for u-pick. Owners Scott and Amy Turner report there are plenty of big, tasty berries from three varieties.

The farm plans to be open on Saturday and Wednesday, with updates available on the website,This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. They will not be picking for picked berry orders this year.

Duvall Library Sept. calendar

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Children & Families

Preschool Story Times

Thursday, September 8, 15, 22 and 29, 1:30 p.m.

Ages 3 and older with adult.

Young Toddler Story Times

Tuesday, September 13, 20 and 27, 10:30 a.m.

Ages 12 to 24 months with adult.

Toddler Story Times

Tuesday, September 13, 20 and 27, 11:30 a.m.

Ages 2 to 3 with adult.


Free Computer Classes

Wednesday, September 7, 14, 21 and 28, 3:30 p.m.

Get free computer training sessions at the library. Work one-on-one with a volunteer computer instructor to increase your skills by learning how to use the Internet, popular software and online library resources.

Please register.

Camp Korey kids visit with members of Blue Angels team

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Photo by Julie Boselly

Past Camp Korey campers were treated to a meet and greet with members of the Blue Angels team during Seafair week. C-130 or "Fat Albert" pilot John Hecker told the campers and their families about the history of the Blue Angels. Camp Korey, located at Carnation Farm, serves children with serious or life-threatening illnesses at no cost to them. Camp founder Tim Rose is standing center, back.