Live by George! returns. No, not to the radio. To the Kirkland Performance Center on Saturday, Oct. 15. George Shangrow, who for 12 years...

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Live by George! returns. No, not to the radio. To the Kirkland Performance Center on Saturday, Oct. 15.

George Shangrow, who for 12 years hosted the popular “Live by George!” show on KING-FM (98.1), will host a concert featuring Pacific Brass. Shangrow’s show on KING highlighted quality classical and traditional work by local groups. He left the radio station at the end of 2003. Last year, another popular host, Tom Dahlstrom, left the station.

Tickets for the 8 p.m. Live by George! show are $10 for people 25 and younger (because Kirkland Performance Center wants to attract as many younger people as possible) and $23 for those older; they’re available at the Performance Center box office, 350 Kirkland Ave.

Interesting footnote: Bob Goldfarb, the program director who let both local icons go, left the radio station last month.

Yummy evening

Thursday’s Chefs’ Fest at the Bellevue Hyatt sold out for two tasty reasons — the food and the cause. Guests grazed their way through nearly two dozen food and drink stations set up around the ballroom. The party benefited the YWCA Family Village in Redmond.

Chair Phyllis Stark of Renton and her amazing team of volunteers rounded up top chefs in the Seattle area, including Christopher Peterson from Bis on Main in Bellevue, Dan Thiessen from Salty’s on Alki Beach, and Chris Nelson of Hector’s Bar and Grill in Kirkland.

Chefs take their commitment to the annual event seriously. Eric Larson, co-owner of Shamiana in Kirkland, had a death in his family this week. He still prepared the Shamiana chicken and sent an assistant to serve the crowd.

The longest line of the night?

At the corner table assigned to Helene Petersen of Sammamish. Peterson, whose company name is Helene’s Chocolate Affair, set up a chocolate fountain. Guests picked up sweet tidbits of fruit, cake and marshmallows and drenched them in the cascading liquid chocolate.

Paper feast

Jerry Traunfeld, chef at The Herbfarm Restaurant in Woodinville, has a new cookbook, “The Herbal Kitchen,” due out this fall.

His first book, “Herbfarm Cookbook,” earned high marks in cooking circles.

Nice walk

Brittany Gabelein described her feat as a fun walk in the park. The Kirkland woman raised $6,210 for last week’s Making Strides Against Breast Cancer Walk. The American Cancer Society benefit was held in the Downtown Bellevue Park. Gabelein’s inspiration was an aunt undergoing treatment for breast cancer.

Party time

Eastsider Mark Dedomenico chaired the recent Franklin High School Class of 1955 50th reunion. He booked Marilyn Monroe, Elvis Presley and Jerry Lee Lewis impersonators from Las Vegas for the party, held at the Bellevue Hyatt.

The 260 folks attending were having so much fun that people from another party in the hotel tried to crash the reunion. Dedomenico owns the PRO Sports Club in Bellevue.

Sherry Grindeland: 206-515-5633 or