This summer marks GreenStage’s 20th year of presenting free Shakespeare in the Park.

On the schedule this summer are two of Shakespeare’s greatest hits: Hamlet, directed by Susanna Wilson and starring Shawn Law in the title role, and Twelfth Night, directed by longtime GreenStage company member Amelia Meckler. Both shows will run from July 11 through August 16 in parks in and around Seattle.

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Shakespeare in the Park on the way

This summer marks GreenStage’s 20th year of presenting free Shakespeare in the Park. On the schedule this summer are two of Shakespeare’s greatest hits: Hamlet, directed by Susanna Wilson and starring Shawn Law in the title role, and Twelfth Night, directed by longtime GreenStage company member Amelia Meckler. Both shows will run from July 11 through August 16 in parks in and around Seattle.

The venues on this summer’s tour include Redmond City Hall, along with seven Seattle parks (Volunteer, Discovery, Woodland, Magnuson, Seward, Lincoln, and Camp Long) as well as Dottie Harper Park in Burien, Lynndale Park in Lynnwood and Fall City Park in Fall City.

The complete schedule is still being finalized and will be released as soon as possible. Please visit www.greenstage.org for company information, or to watch for updates.

Authors to visit Borders Books

Borders at Redmond Town Center, 16549 NE 74th St., invites the community to two free events with popular authors.

Wednesday, April 23 at 7 p.m.: Carl Honore, best-selling author of “In Praise of Slow,” will discuss and sign copies of “Under Pressure: Rescuing Our Children from the Culture of Hyper-Parenting.”

Honore believes we are raising a generation of overachieving and exhausted children. For generations, children went to school a few hours each day, dabbled in hobbies and sports and then played.

Honore thinks the modern approach is backfiring: “our kids are fatter, more myopic, more injured, more depressed and more medicated than any previous generation.” He believes many parents are using their children as a way to relive their own lives or make up for personal shortcomings.

Thursday, April 24 at 6:30 p.m.: Jeanne Birdsall will read from and sign copies of “The Penderwicks on Gardam Street.”

The Penderwicks are a family who believe in truth and honor but can’t seem to stay out of trouble. Oldest sister Rosalind is responsible for the rest. Then there’s stubborn, feisty Skye, dreamy Jane and shy little Batty, whose best friend is Hound, a large dog that’s most loyal than obedient.

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