November 2016 archive

Library program brings book to life

Book-It Repertory Theatre of Seattle will bring the award-winning book “Last Stop on Market Street” to life at several North Central Regional Library branches in December. It is a story of a young boy riding a city bus with his grandmother and questioning why they don’t have a car. As they interact with fellow passengers, […]

A glimpse into the future

It was a typical afternoon and I was stumbling in the door to two very happy and wiggly little dogs, having just picked up my 7-year-old from school, when I received a random text from my 20-year-old son who just recently moved to Seattle. Son (in text): “Mom, it was soooo disgusting. Seriously. It was […]

Saying goodbye to the Academic Toolbox

After 17 years selling educational toys and learning tools to local parents and teachers, Dwight and Sharon Byers are closing up shop. The Academic Toolbox will shut on Dec. 17. Until then, everything in the store is on sale. Right now, the entire inventory is going for 20% off regular prices. By next week, that should be […]

Fun with fungi

What living thing weighs more than 35 blue whales, but could be walked over without it knowing? Yep, a fungus — specifically, a honey mushroom in Oregon that is larger than 1,600 football fields and is thousands of years old. Fungi might seem boring at first, but once the learning starts, facts like these make […]

Holiday Events: What’s happening in NCW?

It’s the most wonderful time of the year! And you want know why? Because this is the one season that’s all about family, peace, love, joy, giving and food. So much food. And this community really gets into the spirit, with events all December long. Here are some of the holiday happenings that we’re looking […]

Local kids hit the stage in “Elf Jr.”

Last summer I blogged about how much my daughter has blossomed while rehearsing and performing with Stage Kids Washington. The magic continues December 1, 2 and 3 at the Numerica Performing Arts Center with “Elf Jr. — The Musical.” The story of Buddy the Elf is a well known and loved Christmastime movie, and 69 locals kids […]

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