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Redmond connections at U District Street Fair

  • Friday, May 30, 2008 3:38pm
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Redmond connections at U District Street Fair

Headed to the University District Street Fair this weekend? Look for some local participants.

Redmond’s United Studios of Self Defense will perform a martial arts set to music, at 4 p.m. Saturday, May 17. The group has performed at the fair for the past three years and is very popular, said Teresa Lord Hugel, executive director of the Greater University Chamber of Commerce.

Redmond-based food vendor, Kaleenka Piroshky, will be featured at the fair Saturday and Sunday May 17-18, serving piroshky (Russian stuffed pastries) with beef and cheese, smoked salmon, vegetables or other delicacies.

And at 5 p.m. Saturday, May 17, check out funk/rock band Shiftless Layabout, featuring trumpet player/vocalist Tim “TK” Kelly, instrumental music teacher at Timbercrest Junior High School in Woodinville.

In its 39th year, the University District Street Fair takes place on University Way Northeast between Northeast 45th Street and Northeast 50th Street in Seattle. Hours are 10 a.m.-7 p.m. Saturday, May 17 and Sunday, 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Admission is free.

For information, visit www.udistrictchamber.org/StreetFair or call (206) 547-4417.

Walking Tours start Sunday

The Redmond Historical Society’s popular walking tours of downtown Redmond will be held on Sundays, May 18, June 22 and Sept. 21, from 1-2:30 p.m. Tours led by Tom Hitzroth begin in front of the historic Justice White House across from Half-Priced Books on Leary Way.

Cost is $6 per person and proceeds will go toward the purchase of a bench for the walking route. Tours are not held in the rain.

To reserve a spot, call (425) 885-2919 or e-mail redmondhistory@hotmail.com.


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