First things first- grab at least $10 and head down to Simplicity Decor on Weds 4/11 at NOON for the 'cash mob.' It's a fun and thoughtful way to support local business and this community effort will be the first of its kind in Kirkland. Find a fun gift for someone and stimulate the local economy while you are at it!
Captain Jack's 8K is Sun 4/15 at 8:30 am at Juanita Beach Park. Proceeds benefit the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society. Everyone gets a prize! Free kids dash too. Register in person at Everyday Athlete. 425-821-4301.
On Friday 4/20 the band, Wickerman, is going to be rockin' out at the Kirkland Eagles Aerie #2681 at 258 Central Way. Just $5 at the door is entry/donation to help support "Celebrate Kirkland" which puts on our 4th of July festivities. Those fireworks aren't cheap. And notably, the FOE makes some stiff drinks, so you might be seeing fireworks that night anyway.
Canvas Paint & Sip, at 122 Central Way, is holding a benefit to raise money for the Kirkland Summer Concert Series on Thursday 4/26 7-9:30pm. For $45 per person, you will enjoy complimentary appetizers and a wine tasting and will walk out with your own masterpiece and maybe even a door prize (a stay at the Heathman Hotel perhaps??). Register here or call 425-822-2266.
All out of money to share for this array of good causes? No worries. Donate your time. The 7 Hills of Kirkland Bike Event needs lots of volunteers still for 5/28. Contact Marylue Gutow if you'd like to learn more about what jobs are available (I saw one was to 'chat' with the riders, c'mon, even you can do that!). 425-821-5553.