Strike it rich at fair

Strike it rich at fair

Strike it rich at the Healthy, Wealthy and Wise Fair, Saturday, Sept. 6 from 9 a.m.-3 p.m. at the Redmond Senior Center, 8703 160th Ave. NE.

Find the “golden nuggets” of a secure future, financial success and healthy living. Businesses offering products and services of interest to the senior community will present their wares. The event is free to all adults 50 or better and their families and friends.

Door prizes, samples and treats will be offered and attendees will be able to view the senior center’s beautiful new garden plaza.

Prospective vendors or members of the community may contact Teri Burke, program coordinator at the Redmond Senior Center for more information. E-mail or call (425) 556-2342.

Children’s to sponsor book fair in Redmond

Seattle’s Children’s Hospital Trilogy Guild will sponsor a Children’s Book & Fun Fair on Sunday, Sept. 7 from 10 a.m.-5 p.m. at the Trilogy Cascade Clubhouse, 23215 NE Greens Crossing Road in Redmond. 

A day of family fun and entertainment is planned, including a concert performance by Recess Monkey at 1 p.m. The entertainment line-up also includes Yo-Yo Champion Sterling Quinn, Lolly the Clown, fire safety demonstrations and truck tours by the Redmond Fire Department, story readings by community leaders, craft tables, a quilt raffle and other fun fair raffles. 

The proceeds from this event will help support uncompensated care and provide new patients with new books. 

Event sponsors include UPS, CADMAN TruGreen, SheaHomes and ParentMap. For complete event information visit and click on “Ways To Help.”

Art festival set for Sept. 19

The Redmond Arts Commission and The Old Fire House Teen Center will present a free Redmond Arts Festival Friday, Sept. 19 and Saturday, Sept. 20 at The Old Fire House, 16510 NE 79th St.

On Friday, Sept. 19, begin viewing artists’ work at 7 p.m. Acoustic music performances by Whitney Ballen and guests will run from 8-10 p.m.

Saturday, Sept. 20, artists’ presentations and question and answer sessions are scheduled from 5-7 p.m., as well as live wood carving by Woodcarver Dave at 7 p.m. Acoustic music, from 8-10 p.m. includes Twirl, Temple Vibe and guests.

For submission requests and information, e-mail or call (425) 556-2370.

Writer’s Retreat coming up

The fall Northwest Writer’s Retreat will be held Saturday, Sept. 13 from 10 a.m. to 3:30 p.m., at the South 47 Farm in Redmond.

The theme is “A Harvest of Words.”

The day will include creative writing exercises, mini-workshops, an “Ask the Experts” question-and-answer session, and free time on the farm to write or explore the Corn Maze and U-pick fields. Beginning writers are welcome.

Instructors are Christine Dubois, a widely published columnist, magazine writer, and popular writing teacher; and Leslie Adkins, a fiction writer and instructor who has written seven novels, five of them mysteries.

The South 47 Farm is located between Woodinville and Redmond at the corner of NE 124th St. and the Woodinville-Redmond Rd.

Cost is $59 before Sept. 6; $69 after. Advance registration is required. To register, send a check payable to TURTLEDOVE Writers to: Christine Dubois, P.O. Box 12777, Mill Creek, WA 98082.

For more information, call 425-483-4645, e-mail, or see