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November 2017


In a recent meeting with Industry experts - We are in uncharted territory . . . . so be prepared for anything !


  Sept 2017

From a satisfied client . . . . .

Thank you very much ! It was a plesure working with you.  You are the consummate real estate professional.
BM


October 2017


10 HOME IMPROVEMENTS TO MAKE THIS WEEKEND

Want to transform the look and function of your home?  It doesn't need to cost a fortune or even require much time.  There are hundreds of home improvements you can make to update your home over a weekend.

ADD HALOGEN TRACK LIGHTING
Need more task lighting in the kitchen or bathroom?  Track lighting is practical and easy to install on your own.  Most track lighting systems work on household voltage so you can connect it directly to an existing junction box in your ceiling.
MINOR BATHROOM UPDATE
Does your bathroom show its age?  Give your bathroon a breath of fresh air with a few easy renovations.  A fresh coat of paint can go a long way.  Replace cabinet hardware and replace old fixtures, update a mirror by adding a frame, add wallpaper to one wall as an accent.
IMPROVE KITCHEN STORAGE WITH ROLLOUTS
A rollout is an easy upgrade you can make to your kitchen storage and something you will appreciate every day.  A rollout maximizes space in your cabinets by allowing you to quickly access items in the back of your cabinets.
FRESHEN UP YOUR HOME SECURITY
Your front door is your home's smile, so make sure it's looking its best.  A fresh coat of bright paint can do wonders for cheering up a gloomy entry while new hardware can give your front door an easy facelift.
INSTALL A BACKSPLASH
A backsplash can make a big statement in your kitchen while protecting your walls and making cleanup a lot easier.
ADD A FLAGSTONE OUTDOOR PATIO
Wish you had more oudoor iving space? With flagstone you can build an outdoor patio in a weekend without mortar.  Excavate the area to at least 6 inches for draining then add a base material like crushed limestone or gravel to keep the patio from shifting.
REPLACE YOUR KITCHEN FAUCET
A bautiful faucet can be the centerpiece of your kitchen.  You spend a lot of time at your kitchen sink, so why not make it more enjoyable task with a gorgeous wall-mounted sink, a commercial style faucet.
CREATE A HIDDEN CHARGING STATION
Want to declutter your home? Turn a drawer into a simple but effective charging station.  Outfit a drawer with a divided drawer organizer and power strip to serve as a charging dock and organizer.
UPGRADE YOUR LAUNDRY ROOM
Doing the laundry doesn't need to be an umpleasant chore if you have the right setup.  If your laundry room is lacking storage and workspace, a quick trip to a home improvement store and a few hours is all you need to fix the problem.  Purchase a stock countertop and caps then asemble do-it-yourself shelving to support it.


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NOVEMBER EVENTS Top of Page

Fall Tree


Turkey Trot 5K and Fun Walk
Hope link turkey trot 5K -  November 19th  20170 - 10 am 425-869-3703
Marina Park T shirt pick up at 9:am - run starts at 10 am

A Kirkland tradition for more than 1,400 people !  This amazing community event brings people together for a day of fun and festivities that includes a fair at Marina Park with music, balloon art, and face painting for kids of all ages.  There will also be hot chocolate, photos, prize drawings and other fun giveaways at the fair booths.  Walkers and runners alike are welcome to join us for this holiday tradition.

KIrkland Winterfest
November 25th- December 25th  2 to 6 pm Downtown Kirkland

Celebrate the winter season with an afternoon of performances, carols, kids activities, games, Santa's arrival, refreshments, food, and the annual tree lighting ceremony marking the beginning of the Winterfest Celebration.  Tree lighting is at 5pm.

Argosy Christmas Ship Festival
Various dates and times ( beginning November 26th) 
Depart and return Kirkland City Dock - 206-622-8687

It's beautiful, its festive, and a Northwest tradition.  Each December, the Argosy Christmas Ship and a Parade Boat set sail on Lake Washington, entertaining hundreds along the shoreline with onboard choirs, sparkling lights and a liberal dose of holiday cheer.


Kirkland Art Walk
November 10th   5-8 pm  Downtown Kirkland

Stroll through downtown Kirkland and Parkplace Center the second Friday of every month for the Kirkland Downtown Art Walk.  Among the participants are Howard Mandville Gallery, Parklane Gallery, the Kirkland Art Center store in Kirkland's Parkplace and downtown businesses.


Imagination Theatre
November 12th  7:30 pm  Kirkland Performance Center 

Mystery, drama and laughter abound in America's leading radio drama series regularly featuring Private Detective Harry Nile and tales of Sherlock Holmes by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle.  Recorded live at KPC, America's leading radio drama series is heard from coast -to-coast on more than a hundred radio stations in North America.


All in the (Bach) family
November 5th Northewest Cellars

No other family in European history produced so many remarkable musicians - more than 70 in all.  This program features music by five great Bachs, with music from 1650-1750.  The lineup includes Heinrich, Johann Michael, Johann Sebastian, Carl Phillipp Emanuel and Johann Bernhard, all performed by the Underground House Bank led by Tekla Cunningham.  The wine tasting will be an exclusive vertical tasting of Northwest Cellars' Signature wine "Intrigue".  This is a red blend that receives high praise from customers, the press and judges.  You will taste the 2010, 2011, 2012 and 2013 vintages.


Parklane Gallery
November 7th  to December 3rd  Parklane Gallery

Parklane Gallery has several featured artists for November are Henk Dawson, Kimberly Adams and Carole Weaks.


Chateau St. Michelle Wine dinner
November 2nd - (Bin on the lake) Chateau Ste. Michelle winemaker David Rosenthal will be hosting the evening and taking you through his wines that have been skilfully paired with a menu created by Executive Chef Frank Rog.

Story Book theatre presents -the tortoise and the Hare
November 11,12,18,19th -  Kirkland Performance Center

When a contest is set between a fleet footed Hare and a flat footed Tortoise, not a creature in the forest believes the ever-steady Tortoise will win against the ever ready Hare.  But, they quickly learn that being slow and steadfast can actually get you to the finish line, while being quick and overly confident might find you coming in last.



New West Guitar group
November 3rd Kirkland Performance Center

New West Guitar Group has developed a wide-spread reputation as one of the premier guitar ensembles in the world.  Their signature sound comes from am innovative style that highlights rhythm, beauty and virtuosity through combining acoustic and electric guitars.


Dmitry Shishkin Classic Piano Concert
November 17th -  Kirkland Performance Center

Enjoy a life changing expedrience of the Russian art culture with this classic piano concert.


Seattle Repertory Jazz Orchestra-Wycliffe Gordon
November 5th  2 pm Kirkland Performance Center

Affectionately referred to as a "Force of nature" composer and trombonist extraordinare Wycliffe Gordon joins Seattle Repertory Jaxx Orchestra for a salute to the great trombonist J.J. Johnson, Sam Nanton, Tommy Dorsey and more.


Small Busines Saturdays
Kirkland Downtown Association and local merchants invite you to "shop small this holiday season".  Kicking things off is Small Business Saturday on November 25th. This national movement encourages shoppers to visit smaller brick and mortar businesses that are often overlooked in downtowns.  Participating businesses will have extended hours and be open until at least 8 pm every Thursday, Friday and Saturday, through the 24th.  

The Brothers Four
November 9th  8 pm 

Folk revival pioneers the Brothers Four are national icons of American Music.  With hits like  "Try to Remember," "Greenfields," and "Michael Row the Boat Ashore, " their elegant harmonies blend flawlessly with trational folk instrumentation of the guitar, mandolin, banjo and bass.


Juanita Bay Interpretive Walk
1st Sunday and 3rd Tuesday -  Eastside Audubon Society

Eastside Park Rangers lead this easy, one hour walk on the first Sunday of every month.  Free


Storybook Theatre: "Twas the night:"
November 25th - December 17th

Now in its 17th season, Studio East presents the delightfully entertaining family musical "Twas the Night".  Join us for this hilarious spin on the familiar holiday poem - a live musical guaranteed to have the whole family laughing !


Lake Washington Half Marathon
November 4th  7:30 pm Juanita Beach Park

Partake in the region's newest half marathon ! Whether you participate in the half or 5k, enjoy beautiful scenery and a beer garden at the finish line.


Kenny G: The Miracles Holiday and Hits Tour
November 30th  - Kirkland Performance Center

A night filled with festive sprit and contemporary classics.  Grammy winning saxophonist Kenny G has grafted elements of R&B, pop and latin to a jazz foundation solidifying his reputatiion as the premier artist in contemporary jazz.


An evening with Sam Bush
November 12th  Kirkland Performance Center

If joy were a person, Grammy Award-Winning multi-instrumentalist Sam Bush would bring both peace and frenzy.  He'd be full of music, light and energy that soothes even as it stirs us up.  Eyes closed, wire-rim glasses in place, mandolin pressed against his ribs, joy would be Sam Bush on a stage.


Uncle Bonsai:
November 18th 8 pm

Uncle Bonsai returns to the Kirkland Performance Center to celebrate the release of their latest album, the Family Feast: the Study of the Human Condition, first world problems and the lasting physiological and Psychological effects of Eating Our Young.


Warren Miller's Line of Descent
November 21st  Kirkland Performance Center

This year don't miss Warren Miller's Line of Descent.  Travel the globe, by land, air, and sea, exploring the ties that bind us.  Visit skiiing icons who have made the mountains their home and raised the next generation of winter adventurers. For 68 years, ski families have cheered on the official kickoff to winter with the ski film company that started it all and this year is no different.


DECEMBER Holiday Events Top of Page

Annual 12K's of Christmas Holiday Run
 December 17th   -   8:00 am   Heritage Park

Join the annual 5k's of Christmas Holiday Run! Run or Walk either distance and then stay for the post-event celebration including a free kids dash for ages 10 years old and under, free food, music, a holiday costume contest and the opportunity to join in the holiday celebration in downtown Kirkland.


Farmer's Markets Top of Page

Juanita Farmers Market
Every Friday starting June 2nd thru September  29th 2017 from 3:00 to 7:00 PM  Juanita Beach Park  -  

Friday Market offers delicious locally grown fruits, fresh produce and beautiful flowers.  Special guests are featured in the community booth and there is live music all summer long.  FREE


Downtown Kirkland Farmers Market
Every Wednesday starting June 7th - 2017 to September 27th 2017 from 2:00 to 7:00 PM  Marina Park. 


Vibrant, Lively and Luscious, the Kirkland Wednesday Market features locally produced fruits, vegetables, cheese, meats, jams, breads and pastries along with the arts and crafts.

Kirkland Continous Events Top of Page

Kirkland Heritage Society
Meets every last Wednesday  of the month at 7:00 PM at the Heritage building on Market street.

Life Open studio
Drop in drawing, painting or sculping sessions.  Open to the community; registration not required.  $8 .00 fee.  Sundays 1-4:00pm - 3rd floor - Kirkland Arts Center

Wine Tasting, Tours,, Libations and More
Drop in to Sip and Savor ( check websites for tasting info and details)

         Bin on the lake: 
www.binonthelake.com
         Enjoy Fine varietals at a value locally( check websites for details)

       

          Hector's: 
www.hectorskirkland.com
          Brix Wine Cafe: 
www.brixwinecafe.com

         Grand Reve Winters: 
www.grandrevewine.com
         The Grape Choice: 
www.thegrapechoice.com
         Northwest Cellars:  
www.northwestcellars.com
         Pondera Winery:  
www.ponderawinery.com
        

         



Cooks Delight
Local Area cooking classes ( check websites for full schedules)

          Sur La Table:           Details:
www.surlatable.com

    

Artluck
Last Friday of each month 6:30 pm/Kirkland Arts Center- come share a meal and discuss current art issues, includes short presentation and creative exercise.





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