ParentMap hosts ‘Glee’ actress at special-needs event Nov. 15

November 13, 2014

NEW — 6 a.m. Nov. 13, 2014

ParentMap will host an event geared toward those with special needs and their families, Living A Glee-ful Life: Possibilities and Potential for Every Child, from 2-5 p.m. Nov. 15 at Bellevue College, 3000 Landerholm Circle S.E., Bellevue.

The event features “Glee” actress Lauren Potter, who plays Becky Jackson. Potter, an anti-bullying activist and Special Olympics ambassador, will give a presentation from 4-5 p.m.

A resource fair for special-needs families and speakers Steven Ferreira and Ben Wahl is from 2-4 p.m.

Tickets for this all-ages, open-to-the-public event is $10 per individual or $20 per family. Purchase tickets here.

Learn more here.

Skyline High School’s Lyceum Players to perform ‘Noises Off’

November 11, 2014

The Skyline High School drama department opens its 2014-15 season this week with performances of “Noises Off,” an energetic and humorous farce from English playwright Michael Frayn.

Show times are at 7 p.m. Nov. 12-14, and 2 p.m. and 7 p.m. Nov. 15. at Skyline’s Lyceum’s Theatre, 1122 228th Ave. S.E. General-admission tickets are $8; Skyline students and staff tickets are $4. Tickets are available at the door only with cash or check payments.

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‘Mary Poppins’ flies into Village Theatre for the holiday season

November 8, 2014

NEW — 6 a.m. Nov. 8, 2014

In 1978, Hollywood made us believe a man could fly in “Superman.”

Now, 36 years later, Village Theatre will have audiences believing the same for a woman and her parasol in its musical production of “Mary Poppins.”

Village Theatre is transforming its stage with a complex flight system for the “Mary Poppins” run from Nov. 13 to Jan. 4.

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Free film series returns Nov. 8

November 7, 2014

NEW — 6 a.m. Nov. 7, 2014

The Second Saturday Film Series continues Nov. 8 with the showing of the 1962 comedy, “If A Man Answers.”

The free movie starts at 7 p.m. in the Eagle Room at City Hall, 130 E. Sunset Way, although donations will be accepted for snacks.

“If A Man Answers” stars Bobby Darin, Sandra Dee, Stephanie Powers and Caesar Romero. Dee, a perky cleanup woman, pretends to own her employer’s plush penthouse to impress her boyfriend, Darin.

 

Author Hank Thomas examines history, demise of government

November 4, 2014

There seems to be an unwritten rule among friends, whether at the poker table or out on the golf course — don’t talk politics.

By David Hayes Hank Thomas, of Issaquah, disheartened by the ‘vitriol’ of the 2012 elections, hit the Internet to research the Founding Fathers’ original intent for our government. The result was his book, ‘A Broken Sausage Grinder: Is Our Government Fundamentally Flawed?’

By David Hayes
Hank Thomas, of Issaquah, disheartened by the ‘vitriol’ of the 2012 elections, hit the Internet to research the Founding Fathers’ original intent for our government. The result was his book, ‘A Broken Sausage Grinder: Is Our Government Fundamentally Flawed?’

Hank Thomas would like to change that.

The retired Boeing engineer has had plenty of time to take up the new hobby of golf in his retirement. As the longtime Issaquah resident, and one-time member of the Issaquah City Council, strives to get better each time out on the links, he said ever since the 2011-12 presidential election run up, the political vitriol in the nation has gotten worse.

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‘Mary Poppins’ flies into Village Theatre for the holiday season

November 4, 2014

In 1978, Hollywood made us believe a man could fly in “Superman.”

By Mark Kitaoka/Village Theatre Greg McCormick Allen, as Bert, and Cayman Ilika, as Mary Poppins, star in the Village Theatre production of ‘Mary Poppins.’

By Mark Kitaoka/Village Theatre
Greg McCormick Allen, as Bert, and Cayman Ilika, as Mary Poppins, star in the Village Theatre production of ‘Mary Poppins.’

Now, 36 years later, Village Theatre will have audiences believing the same for a woman and her parasol in its musical production of “Mary Poppins.”

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Slither and scream Nov. 1 at Cougar Mountain Zoo

October 30, 2014

NEW — 6 a.m. Oct. 30, 2014

The Cougar Mountain Zoo presents ‘Slither and Scream,’ featuring special reptile guests from Pacific Northwest Herpetological Society with Halloween-themed activities.

All children in costume will receive half off future admission.

The event is from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Nov. 1 at Cougar Mountain Zoo, 19525 S.E. 54th St. Admission is $9 to $12.50.

Learn more here or call 392-6278.

It’s apple pie time in Washington

October 28, 2014

It goes without saying that one of the best things about living in Washington are the apples.

By Maria Nelson Harvest season is the perfect time to whip up a simple apple almond pie recipe.

By Maria Nelson
Harvest season is the perfect time to whip up a simple apple almond pie recipe.

We are the apple state, after all, and no self-respecting Washingtonian should be without at least one or two killer apple pie or apple whatever recipes up their sleeve. Considering it’s now the height of apple season around here, there really is no reason not to get in the kitchen and get crackin’.

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Tickets go on sale for ‘Mary Poppins’

October 21, 2014

Tickets are now available for Village Theatre’s production “Mary Poppins.”

Based on the timeless books of P.L. Travers and complete with all the beloved songs from the Academy Award-winning Disney film, “Mary Poppins” tells the tale of the flying nanny.

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Writer hones craft with book of poems

October 21, 2014

Ben Hobbs figures he has always been a creative person.

Ben Hobbs

Ben Hobbs

Whether it was writing lyrics for music project in high school or putting other thoughts from pen to paper, he has always allowed his brain to go off on creative tangents. However, sometimes it was to the detriment of current surroundings.

“I’ve actually found myself doodling during class when I should have been doing other things, like paying attention,” he admitted.

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