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Become a Park Steward

The Green Kirkland Partnership is training volunteers to take a leadership role in restoration activities in our parks. The next training session will be held on Saturday, March 5th, 10am-2pm. If you are interested, you can register and get more information and to register go here....

The Art of Photography

Leah Berner is the Finn Hill Neighborhood Alliance photographer.  The winter scene on the home page is photographed by Leah looking at the East Cascades. After earning her degree in Fine Art, Leah continued to pursue photography because she has always had a passion for photos and art since she was young. In her teens and twenties she traveled to many different countries all over the world, photographing the beauty everywhere. In the nineties with the advent of digital photography, she started experimenting with this new form of photographic technology, and has learned much since then through extensive experience with a camera and in the editing room as well. She loves old-fashioned photography and developing rooms, however, digital photography has captured the center of her attention in her artistic quest. She says, “It is the perfect outlet for me to express my love of color and design in nature, people and things because the possibilities with digital editing are endless. So much room for creativity!” Contact Leah Berner for photography services. Leah Berner photography slide...

Survive and Thrive after a Disaster – City Hall Open House Feb 6

Magnitude 9.0: Survive and Thrive After a Disaster  – Open House is this Saturday, 2/6, at Kirkland City Hall.  The City of Kirkland Office of Emergency Management & Greater Kirkland Citizen Corps Council are hosting a Disaster Open House in the Council Chambers of Kirkland City Hall this Saturday, February 6th.  Come see a series of highly entertaining and interactive vignettes that run at the start of every hour: 10:00 am, 11:00 am, and 12:00 pm. You will have the opportunity to connect with a local source for disaster preparedness supplies, sample food that is delicious in a disaster, as well as: Speak with representatives from Kirkland’s Office of Emergency Management Greater Kirkland Citizen Corps Council Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) Amateur Radio Emergency Service (ARES) Map Your Neighborhood (MYN) Learn important things like: How drones help in a disaster What to do around downed power lines How to store water safely for use in a disaster Many people are working hard to make this a fantastic, informative, and fun activity.  Please tell all of your friends about this exciting event.  See you...

Learn Ham Radio – Jan 30

Are you interested in ham radios? The city is hosting a hands-on event for those who are interested in learning about critical communication relays, different types of equipment and the use of such equipment in an emergency. When: January 30th, 2016, 9:00-noon Where: Inglewood Presbyterian Church, 7718 NE 141st St, Kirkland Contact: mary@defriel.com or...

Learn Gardening at McAuliffe Park

Do you love to garden? The Kirkland Parks Foundation has met its fundraising goal to complete a community learning garden at McAuliffe Park,and they are looking for volunteers. The learning garden will serve as a center for learning about composting, organic gardening, nutrition, and other topics related to sustainable food production. Seattle Tilth leads volunteer work parties every fourth Thursday of the month, 4-7 p.m. To find out more about volunteering, email chrishoffer@seattletilth.org. More info:...

Input Needed on School Walk Routes

LWSD has recently updated the school walk route maps for elementary schools, and we need your help in reviewing them to ensure that they are accurate. If your child attends Sandburg, Thoreau, or Juanita Elementary School, please take a moment to look at the map for your child’s school and send an email to Amy Falcone (amyef81@yahoo.com) with your feedback, including any parts of your child’s walk route that aren’t already included on the map and any areas of your route that are a particular safety concern, with a description of the safety issue. Amy will share the neighborhood’s consolidated feedback with the school district for consideration in map revisions. It’s important to have this map reflect your child’s walk route so that any needed improvements can be eligible and prioritized for future funding opportunities. Thank you!...

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