Several Eastside agencies are among those awarded a total of $443,600 by the nonprofit group 4Culture for 29 projects across King County...

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Several Eastside agencies are among those awarded a total of $443,600 by the nonprofit group 4Culture for 29 projects across King County.

Winners of support under the group’s Landmark Rehabilitation Program, for historical properties, include the Dougherty Farmstead in Duvall, Edgerly’s Drug Store in North Bend, Hjertoos Farm in Carnation and Si View Community Center and Pool in North Bend.

The organization named four Eastside winners of Arts Cultural Facilities Awards. Bellevue’s KidsQuest Children’s Museum received $25,000, Village Theatre in Issaquah $20,000, Studio East Training for the Performing Arts in Kirkland $8,000, and Second Story Repertory in Redmond $5,000.

Cultural and community representatives from around King County evaluate applications and recommend award amounts.

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Bellevue

Anniversary party to honor firefighters

Former fire chiefs and some of the city’s first firefighters will be on hand today to help celebrate the 40th anniversary of the Bellevue Fire Department.

The public ceremony will start at 1 p.m. and is open to the public at Fire Station One, 766 Bellevue Way S.E. Mayor Connie Marshall, City Manager Steve Sarkozy and Fire Chief Mario Trevino are scheduled to speak.

A bronze plaque will be dedicated at the station.

The city Fire Department started in 1965 with one station and 15 firefighters. The department now has nine stations and 222 employees.

Redmond

Arts series to include 11 free performances

The Redmond Arts Commission has announced a lineup of performances from around the world for the city’s 23rd Arts in the Parks summer-performance series.

Redmond will host 11 free performances to be staged from July 9 to Aug. 24 at several outdoor locations around the city. Five of the shows will take place at Anderson Park, four at the Microsoft campus, one at Redmond Town Center, and one will take place during the Derby Days grand parade.

The performances will include Cuban dance, Afro-Cuban music, Scandinavian polka and folk, country music and bluegrass tunes. For more information: 425-556-2392 or www.redmond.gov