Two holiday-related events will be held on the Eastside to benefit Habitat for Humanity and other nonprofit human-services agencies.

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Two holiday-related events will be held on the Eastside to benefit Habitat for Humanity and other nonprofit human-services agencies.

A holiday art show and auction to benefit Habitat for Humanity will be held today from 4 to 7 p.m. at the Sammamish Presbyterian Church, 22522 N.E. Inglewood Hill Road. The sale will include 75 paintings, sculptures and carvings donated by local artists. The proceeds will help complete a house at Patterson Park.

A gift bazaar will be held Nov. 19 to benefit local and national human-service agencies.

Nonprofit agencies that will benefit from the bazaar are Habitat for Humanity East King County, Compass Center, Delta Society, Friends of Youth, Global Technology Academy, Heifer Project International, Hope4Kids, Maasae Girls School, NW Harvest, Sammamish Hills Youth Ministries, World Mission Prayer League and the YWCA Family Village.

The bazaar will be from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Sammamish Hills Lutheran Church, 22818 S.E. Eighth Street, next to Skyline High School.


Pianists to honor Fanny Mendelssohn

Piano students will celebrate the 200th birthday of pianist and composer Fanny Mendelssohn from 6 to 8 p.m. Monday at the Kirkland Women’s Club, 407 First St. The event, sponsored by the Lake Washington Music Teacher’s Association, will be a Romantic Period salon-style recital and party.

Students will perform the music of Mendelssohn and her contemporary composers and play games from the period. The event opens with the melody inscribed on Mendelssohn’s tombstone played on bells and then echoed on the piano.

Some participants will be dressed in period costumes. More than 40 students and nine teachers will participate.


Volunteers sought for light festival

Woodinville is looking for volunteers to help with the city’s eighth annual light festival, which includes two new events — a ChoirFest and a decorated-tree display.

Information about the light festival is available on the city Web site at

Church, school, community and neighborhood choirs or caroling groups are invited to take part in ChoirFest from 5:30 to 9:30 p.m. Dec. 2. Multiple 15-minute performance slots are available; performances will be at the City Council Chambers, 17301 133rd Ave. N.E.

Information about ChoirFest is available from Helen Romao, recreation assistant, at 425-398-9327 or

Merchants, schools, clubs and families are invited to take part in an “All the Trimmings” decorated-tree display by submitting theme concepts by Tuesday. A limited number of artificial trees are available. Trees must be decorated at City Hall by 8 p.m. Nov. 30 and will be displayed through Jan. 6.

Information about the displays is available from Marie Stake, communications coordinator, at 425-877-2267 or at

Volunteers are needed to help set up and take down a “light-up” event that will run from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Nov. 19 at the Woodinville Community Center, 17401 133rd Ave. N.E.

Information about that event is available from Patrick Tefft, volunteer coordinator, at 425-877-2289 or at