Members of Holy Cross Lutheran Church in Bellevue have voted not to invite Tent City 4 to camp on its grounds. After months of debate, church...

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Members of Holy Cross Lutheran Church in Bellevue have voted not to invite Tent City 4 to camp on its grounds.

After months of debate, church members decided Sunday in a tight vote not to host the roving Eastside homeless encampment, church officials said. The issue had been controversial for the small congregation, and a number of neighbors — some of whom were church members — picketed the church in January to oppose the invitation.

Neighbors and church members had worried about the proximity of the camp to a day-care facility at the church. Tent City 4 is housed at Kirkland Congregational United Church of Christ, across the street from Kirkland City Hall. It plans to move to Lake Washington United Methodist Church in Kirkland by mid-May.

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Driver critically hurt in high-speed crash

A 25-year-old Kirkland man was in critical condition yesterday after his car crashed into a concrete barrier at about 100 mph near Olympia, the State Patrol reported.

Matias Trefault was injured about 5 p.m. Tuesday on Highway 101 near Mud Bay, in unincorporated Thurston County, the Patrol said. Trefault’s Cadillac Seville hit the barrier, jumped into the air and then rolled.

Trefault was thrown from the car. He was airlifted to Harborview Medical Center in Seattle.


Series to give visitors taste of 1888 farm life

The Eastside Heritage Center will kick off a series of monthly “Fraser Cabin Heritage Saturdays” from noon to 3 p.m. Saturday at the historic cabin in Kelsey Creek Park, 13204 S.E. Eighth Place.

Staff members and volunteers in period costumes will show visitors a glimpse of 1888 farm life such as that lived by Bellevue pioneer Daniel W. Fraser and his family. Visitors will be able to handle household implements, tools and machinery and to participate in the re-enactment of daily chores from early days of farming on the Eastside.

All ages are welcome at the free event. Call 425-450-1049 for more information.


Marathon training is meeting topic

Joints in Motion, a training program for walking or running a marathon, will hold an informational meeting at 6 p.m. today at the Foot Zone, 10640 Main St., Bellevue.

Joints in Motion is run by the Arthritis Foundation. Trainers prepare people for a race, and the foundation pays transportation, hotel and entry fees. To participate, athletes agree to raise money for the charity.

This season’s races include the Dublin City Marathon in Ireland on Oct. 31; the Seattle Marathon and Half Marathon on Nov. 27, and the Disney World Marathon and Half Marathon on Jan. 8 and 9.

Other meetings will be held May 24 and June 28 at the Redmond Foot Zone, 7517 166th Ave. N.E.

For more information call the Arthritis Foundation at 206-547-2707 or see online.


Artist-studio tour set for weekend

Maps for the Second Annual Kirkland Artist Studio Tour will be available at the Kirkland Arts Center and Parklane Gallery on Saturday and Sunday. The public can visit more than a dozen private Kirkland studios from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.

The Kirkland Arts Center’s resident ceramic-artist studio, normally a private space, will be open to the public both days. Artists will answer questions and demonstrate their work.

Kirkland Arts Center is at 620 Market St. Parklane Gallery is at 130 Park Lane. For further information, call 425-487-1126.

Seattle Times Eastside bureau