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Learn more about the people running for Kirkland City Council at a candidate forum from 7 to 8:30 p.m. Tuesday at the Kirkland Performance Center, 350 Kirkland Ave.

The candidates also will appear at a reception from 6 to 7 p.m. in the center’s foyer. The forum will follow in the auditorium and will be moderated by the League of Women Voters.

Free parking is available west of the center in the municipal garage beneath the Kirkland Public Library at Kirkland Way and Third Street.

All council candidates are scheduled to participate. Questions for the candidates can be submitted directly to the League of Women Voters at

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For more information, call the League office at 206-329-4848.


Members sought for Senior Council

The Kirkland Senior Council is recruiting new members — seniors and nonseniors who live, work or serve seniors in the city.

Terms last three years, with a monthly commitment of six to 12 hours.

Monthly meetings are Tuesdays from 5:30-7:30 p.m.

Applications, which are due Oct. 30, are available at the Kirkland Parks & Community Services Department, Kirkland Community Senior Center, North Kirkland Community Center and City Hall.

For more information, call 425-587-3361; an application can also be found at


Foundation grants $15,000 to college

The Lake Washington Technical College Foundation has received a $15,000 grant from the Verizon Foundation, the philanthropic arm of Verizon Communications.

The money initially will fund a project to integrate streaming media into the Kirkland-based school’s manufacturing curriculum, and later for other subjects.

Streaming media, the college says, will allow students to see reproductions of lectures, demonstrations, site visits and other traditional classroom activities via computer.


Event to highlight children’s issues

Hopelink is holding its third Faith, Hope and Action event Oct. 19 to discuss homelessness and poverty and their effects on children.

Organizers said the biannual event offers opportunities for conversation and for people to take action.

The event’s theme will focus on finding what action is possible when the community chooses to talk and work together to help its young children.

The event will be held from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Bellevue Christian Church, 10808 S.E. 28th St. Admission is free. Complimentary breakfast and lunch will be provided.

Space is limited; reservations can be made by calling 425-869-6000 or e-mailing Linda Bensen at

Seattle Times Eastside bureau