Category Archives: Around Lake Washington

October Events!

LOCAL EVENTS

Sept 29-Oct 1 – Everett Sausage Fest – Everett
Oct 1 – Michelmass Midieval Festival – Carnation
Oct 5 – Brew at the Zoo – Seattle
Oct 5-8 – Tacoma RV Show – Tacoma
Oct 5-12 – Tacoma Film Festival – Tacoma
Oct 6-7 – West Sound Quilters Show – Bremerton
Oct 6-7 – Bier on the Pier – Anacortes
Oct 6-8 – Oktoberfest Northwest – Puyallup
Oct 6-8 – Dungeness Crab Festival – Port Angeles
Oct 6-8 – Quilt & Fiber Arts Festival – La Conner
Oct 6-8 – Seattle Home Show – Seattle
Oct 7 – Fife Harvest Festival – Fife
Oct 7 – Railroad & Reunion Days – Granite Falls
Oct 7 – Scarecrow Festival – Gig Harbor
Oct 7-8 – Issaquah Salmon Days – Issaquah
Oct 7-8 – Oysterfest – Shelton
Oct 7-8 – Rocktoberfest – Marysville
Oct 7-8 – Festival of Family Farms – Skagit Valley
Oct 7-8 – Viking Fest – Arlington
Oct 7-8 – Lego Convention – Seattle
Oct 8-Nov 12 – Earshot Jazz Festival – Seattle
Oct 12-22 – TWIST Film Festival – Seattle
Oct 14-15 – Reptile & Exotic Animal Expo – Puyallup
Oct 19-22 – Holiday Food & Gift Festival – Tacoma
Oct 22-31 – Haunted Forest – Everett
Oct 21-22 – WA Snowmobile Expo – Puyallup
Oct 26-29 – Gig Harbor Film Festival – Gig Harbor
Oct 27 – Zombie Wine Walk – Kirkland
Oct 28 – Issaquah Zombie Walk– Issaquah
Oct 28-29 – Dia de Muertos – Seattle
Oct 28-29 – Dia de los Muertos – Tacoma
Oct 28-29 – WA Arms Collectors Show – Puyallup
Oct 31 – Children’s Museum Carnival – Seattle
Oct 31 – Fremont Troll Celebration – Seattle

Recycle your Eclipse Glasses!

You saw the eclipse- Now what to do with those glasses? 
Astronomers Without Borders wants to share your used eclipse glasses with kids in other parts of the world for the 2019 total solar eclipse.

My office is a registered collection center!
Send your glasses to:
Laurie Way 1200 Westlake Avenue N #406, Seattle WA, 98109
Or stop by, say hi, and recycle your glasses! 

You may also mail your glasses directly to:

AWB Eclipse Glasses Donation Program
Explore Sci

Explore Scientific
1010 S. 48th Street
Springdale, AR 72762

 

If you don’t live in Seattle you may find a collection center near you by viewing the interactive map.

Protect your Eyes During the Eclipse!

Special viewing equipment is needed to safely watch the eclipse due to the brightness of the sun and the dangers of staring at it for long periods of time. The easiest method to see the eclipse will be to use safely glasses, though those are becoming harder to find. Many stores and online retailers are sold out and the proliferation of cheap knock-offs is raising safety concerns. It is not safe to look directly at the sun during an eclipse. It is not safe to look at the sun while wearing sunglasses, and the eclipse may damage your phone, so do not attempt to take a photo with your smartphone.

If you don’t want to risk sun damage to your eyes – or fight the crowds trying to get the best view of the eclipse – you can tune in online. NASA has a day of programming planned, including live coverage from 12 locations, airplanes, ground telescopes and 57 high-altitude balloons. Coverage starts at 12 p.m. ET and ends at 4 p.m. ET. You can find more information here.

The Windows 2000 house on Lake Washington

 

Charles Simonyi, Microsoft’s 40th employee and CVP of Windows 2000 had this house built with how many windows? Windows:2000. According to curbed magazine: “One unnamed architect described the home to The Independent as a “James Bond modern” in 1996: “It has a bed that rotates, and a place by the pool for rock bands to come and play, and he collects the work of a Hungarian abstract painter. There’s a whole phone and entertainment console in the toilet. You could spend your day there.”

To See More about this home, or where the Billionaire’s of Washington State live, Click here to visit the curbed website. 

The Lake Washington Bike Loop

Do you live around Lake Washington and Ride a bike? This summer is the perfect time to explore all the lake has to offer, on 2 wheels! What better way to get out and explore up close and personal! The 55 Mile loop of Lake Washington begins at Gas Works. A recreational rider may find that this is a difficult ride, however you are in charge of your ride! Go as far as you like, and explore different sections of the lake each week! The route follows a mix of trails and city streets, and keeps to mostly residential but still very scenic areas. The route provides plenty of views of the lake along with the surrounding mountains and hills in the distance, and opportunities on both sides to stop and stretch your legs in a number of waterfront parks.

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