Win some bling as the musicians sing

July 7, 2009

By Ari Cetron

Community members find their ideal spot to sit and listen to the live music during a Pine Lake Park concert last year. By File

Community members find their ideal spot to sit and listen to the live music during a Pine Lake Park concert last year. By File

Pine Lake Park concert series has raffle to help children’s hospital

Folks coming to Pine Lake Park’s concert series will get to enjoy the music as always, but this year, they can also win a diamond necklace and help Seattle Children’s Hospital.

The Pine Lake Summer Concert Series kicks off July 9 this year.

In addition to the beach balls event sponsor Plateau Jewelers gives away every year, this time there will be a new wrinkle.

“We wanted to sort of jazz things up a little bit,” said Kelly Jensen, owner of Plateau Jewelers. “We thought, let’s use this as a vehicle to raise funds for a charity.”

The jeweler will raffle off a diamond necklace, designed by Jensen and valued at $1,000, he said.

Raffle tickets will be sold throughout the summer at concerts and in the store; the drawing will take place during the Aug. 27 concert. While Jensen said it would be ideal for you to be there, you do not have to be present to win.

Beyond the raffle, this year’s concert series has all of the familiar trappings. Shows begin at 6:30 p.m. and the Rotary and Kiwanis clubs will be selling food, including hot dogs, hamburgers and ice cream.

Overflow parking is available at Discovery Elementary School. The city will also run shuttle bus service from the south Sammamish Park & Ride lot to the park from 5-9 p.m.

Standard park rules apply until 7 p.m.; lifeguards will be on duty. As always, there is no alcohol permitted in the park. Because of the large crowds, dogs are discouraged, said Lynne Handlos, recreation coordinator for Sammamish.

Pine Lake Park concert schedule

All concerts begin at 6:30 p.m.

July 9 — Route 66 (big band)

July 16 — Hettel Street Blues (blues)

July 23 — Jimmy Free’s Friends (reggae)

July 30 — Soul Purpose (funk/soul)

Aug. 6 — Black Velvet (classic rock)

Aug. 13 — City Knightz (classic rock)

Aug. 20 — The Sammamish Symphony

Aug. 27 — Back Burner (bluegrass)

Shakespeare in the Park

Both shows run from 7-8:45 p.m.

July 18 — ‘The Taming of the Shrew’

July 25 — ‘Richard III’

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