Saturday morning's downpour didn't dampen the spirits of the U-17 Eastside Soccer Team. But the rain did change the plans for the 15 high-school...

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Saturday morning’s downpour didn’t dampen the spirits of the U-17 Eastside Soccer Team. But the rain did change the plans for the 15 high-school sophomores and juniors.

They were supposed to have a car wash to raise money for a summer trip to Italy and France.

To keep the price of the trip affordable for the players, the boys have several fund-raising events planned. Brenda Nunes, whose son, Danny Nunes, is the goalkeeper, said they expect to raise $1,500 per player of the estimated $3,000-a-person cost for the European soccer tour.

Three coaches, T.J. Forman of Issaquah and John Sylvester and Matthew Olson, both of Seattle, work with the boys. Olson is the head coach. The players hail from Bellevue, Fall City and Juanita.

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The next event will be a garage sale from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday at Newport Hills Swim and Tennis Club in Bellevue, 5464 119th Ave. S.E.

They haven’t given up on the idea of a car wash; the team will wait for better weather.

“We’ve scheduled another car wash for the end of May,” Brenda Nunes said.

Magic Kingdom

More than a dozen Studio I dancers performed at Disneyland during spring break, the fourth time students from the Woodinville dance school have shown their stuff at the Southern California amusement park.

Dance groups usually have to submit a video to qualify for park performances. But Sue Warter, director of the dance school, received an invitation to help celebrate the park’s 50th anniversary. Because her students had been there in 1999, 2000 and 2003, no auditions were necessary.

It was the third trip for Jessa Coonts, 11; Jamae Coonts, 14; and Stephanie Winter, 13, who all commute from Monroe to Warter’s classes.

Warter’s daughter and son-in-law, Beth and Bailey Ith, went along on the trip. Beth choreographed some of the numbers. They were accompanied by Kamden Ith.

“He’s my 1-year-old grandson,” Warter said. “He’s the light of my life, and it was his first time at Disneyland.”

Local classic

Ralph Taylor was 10 in 1913, the year his family moved to Duvall from England. He became a noted Northwest artist, historian and author, and he served as Duvall mayor, too.

In his 1977 book, “Duvall Immigrant,” Taylor wrote about moving from a well-established town in England to a muddy logging community in Washington. Since his death in 1989, copies have been harder to find than gold.

The Duvall Historical Society has just released a new edition that includes copies of Taylor’s paintings of early scenes in the area.

The $15 book is available at Duvall Books and other local Duvall businesses, or by mail for $15 plus $3 shipping from Duvall Historical Society, P.O. Box 385, Duvall, WA 98019.

Art gathering

After LaMar Harrington died unexpectedly in Port Townsend last month, her family took over the last project of the beloved former Bellevue Art Museum director — her memoirs.

Granddaughter Daniella Chace of Idaho said the family would like stories and remembrances for a Harrington biography.

They hope to get a good start on the project at today’s gathering to honor Harrington. The memorial party starts at 4 p.m. at the University of Washington Faculty Club.

Friends and artists also can send memories to the family online at .

Sherry Grindeland: 206-515-5633 or