Authors to visit Borders May 3

Authors to visit Borders May 3

Two best-selling, Seattle-area authors will visit Borders at Redmond Town Center, 16549 NE 74th St., at 2 p.m. Saturday, May 3.

Amanda Quick (who also writes books under the names Jayne Ann Krentz and Jayne Castle) will discuss and sign copies of her latest book “The Third Circle.” Stella Cameron will discuss and sign copies of her newest book “A Marked Man.”

In “The Third Circle,” Leona Hewitt, disguised in men’s formal evening clothes, has secretly made her way into Lord Delbridge’s private museum to retrieve a relic stolen from her family. But someone else is in the dimly lit gallery on the same errand: a tall, black-cloaked man whose very voice is enough to cause her to fall into a trance.

Thaddeus Ware, a mesmerist with psychic gifts, is accustomed to fearful reactions from others — women, in particular.

Like Quick’s other Arcane Society novels, “The Third Circle” includes steamy romance, drama and dark intrigue.

In “A Marked Man,” Annie Duhon meets Dr. Max Savage and can not deny their mutual attraction. Scarred both physically and psychologically by a violent incident in her past, she has avoided romantic relationships with men.

Now, as manager of Pappy’s a colorful dance hall in Toussaint, Louisiana, she has achieved success but is still emotionally vulnerable. Max also has reasons for keeping his feelings to himself. For years, he claims a clever villain has hounded him. Suspected of a crime, he must unmask the killer and prove his innocence before it’s too late for him and for Annie.

For more information about this free event, call (425) 883-0272.

Pinata party at Whole Foods Market

In honor of Cinco de Mayo, Whole Foods Market Redmond, 17991 NE Redmond Way, will have a pinata party and sign-ups for a new Kid’s Club at noon Saturday, May 3. The event is free and includes treats.

Wineries featured at Toast of NW

Four wineries from the Redmond-Woodinville wine corridor will be featured at the third annual Toast to the Northwest, 3-7 p.m. Saturday, May 10 at the Dempsey Indoor Facility, University of Washington campus, 3870 Montlake Blvd., Seattle.

The local wineries are Chandler Reach Vineyard, Challenger Ridge Vineyard and Cellars, Hestia Cellars and Silverlake Winery.

Toast to the Northwest is a fundraiser for the Husky Marching Band. The event will feature wine tastings and sales, a silent auction with Husky sports memorabilia, restaurant certificates and other unique items, gourmet food and entertainment.

Tickets are $50 per person and admission is for adults, 21 and over. For tickets and information, visit

Cheerful Givers event

Cheerful Givers is hosting another community “birthday bag-making” event from 2:30-4 p.m. Saturday, May 17 at the Redmond Regional Library, 15990 NE 85th St.

Cheerful Givers works with service agencies such as Hopelink to provide birthday bags to low-income children whose parents or guardians can’t afford to celebrate their special days.

Volunteers of all ages are needed to help put toys into bags and decorate the bags with tissue paper and ribbon. Toy donations will be also be accepted the day of the event. Please remember that toys must be appropriate for all kids between the ages of 3 and 12, gender-neutral and relatively small in size.

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