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The King County Council will hold a public hearing Monday on a proposed ordinance to transfer Klahanie Park, Sammamish Cove Park, Lewis Creek Natural Area, Meerwood Park and Timberlake Park from the county to the city of Issaquah.

The meeting will be held at the King County Courthouse, 516 Third Ave, Seattle, Room 1001, at 1:30 p.m.

Klahanie Park, Sammamish Cove Park and Lewis Creek Natural Area are within Issaquah’s potential annexation area. Residents in the Klahanie and Greenwood Point/South Cove areas will vote on whether to annex to the city in the Nov. 8 general election. The Meerwood and Timberlake parks are within Issaquah’s city limits.

The proposed ordinance available on the Web at http://www.metrokc.gov/mkcc/clerk/ordinances_advertised.htm.


Shakespeare play seeks teen actors

Auditions for Shakespeare’s “Much Ado About Nothing” will be held from 4:30-8:30 p.m. Sept. 7 and 8 at Studio East, 402 Sixth St. S, Kirkland. Twenty teenagers, ages 13 to 19, are needed for the youth theater’s production.

Studio East offers classes, workshops and production training in theater arts. An open house and facility tours will be held from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Sept. 10. Fall-quarter classes begin Sept. 19.

For more information on Studio East or to schedule an audition, call 425-827-3123 or go to www.studio-east.org.


Fall rowing classes open to teenagers

The Sammamish Rowing Association fall session of youth classes begins Sept. 6 on Lake Sammamish. The boathouse is at 5022 W. Lake Sammamish Parkway in Redmond.

The program is open to youths ages 13-18. No experience is necessary.

For a complete schedule and information, call 425-653-2583 or go to www.srarowing.com.

North Bend

Thespian classes begin in September

Unity Theater’s fall classes start the week of Sept. 9 in North Bend. The theater-arts training facility offers an actors studio for youths 12-15 and theater games workshops for ages 9-11. The young-actors class meets at 1 p.m. Fridays, and the games workshop at 4 p.m. Tuesdays.

Director Gary Schwartz uses games to teach drama techniques.

For more information, call 425-417-5667 or go to www.spolin.com.