City of Kirkland Anti-Idling Campaign

The City of Kirkland, as part of its Sustainability Master Plan, is encouraging drivers to turn their engines off if waiting more than 10  seconds to pick up someone or something. It takes less fuel to restart than 10 seconds of idling and is actually better for your engine than burning partially combusted fuel. It saves money (estimates are that Americans spend $11M every day idling), and it’s unquestionably better for the environment (less pollution, less fossil fuel consumption). Find more info at, and see this PDF on the city web site.


Volunteers Needed for an Outdoor Community Event Supporting Plum Court Residents

Volunteers Needed!
Join us in sharing kindness to others!

Volunteers Needed for an Outdoor Community Event Supporting Plum Court Residents

Plum Court Apartments
451 4th Avenue S
Kirkland, WA 98033

June 11, 2022 4PM-7PM

Set up starts at 3PM – Any time you can help is appreciated!

Give the Gift of Your Time or Donate Supplies for Outdoor Activities!

Help Needed with set-up, food serving, clean-up, and other miscellaneous tasks.

Donation Suggestions: Sidewalk Chalk, Jump Ropes, Hula Hoops, Washable Paint, Paintbrushes, Paper Places, Napkins, Baby Wipes

For more information, contact Jenny Sommer

Please share with your friends and neighbors!



Walk with FIRE in Kirkland’s 4th of July parade!

Fostering Interfaith Relationships on the Eastside (FIRE), a non-profit group that works to build trust and understanding among faith communities, invites members of all faith traditions and communities to walk with them in the 2018 Kirkland 4th of July Parade. The theme of the parade is “United We Stand”, which aligns well with FIRE’s mission.

Participants are encouraged to wear clothing typical for their faith to help show the diversity of faiths participating in the group, T-shirts promoting peace and understanding, or other clothing of their choice. Those walking should wear sensible shoes; hats and sunscreen are advised. Participants are welcome to carry signs and banners promoting peace, love, unity, and understanding.

The parade starts at Noon. It follows a route through Marina Park and around the downtown core, a total walking distance of about one mile. Participants are asked to line up at the designated point in the Market neighborhood north of Heritage Park by 11AM. The position in the parade and the exact location at which the FIRE group will assemble will be assigned around July 1.

Those interested in participating should email Information on the group’s position in the parade, assembly point, and recommended parking locations will be sent before the parade date.

For more information on the parade including the route, visit http://celebratekirklandorg /parade.htm. For further information, email .


25th Annual KIN Alternative Holiday Giving Fair!

The winter holidays are just around the corner.  Avoid the stress of giving the perfect gift to your friends and family with a gift that is truly meaningful.  At the KIN Alternative Giving Fair you can make a donation in the name of your recipient to wonderful local, national, and international nonprofit organizations.

How does it work?

You make a donation that can purchase a new window for a house being built by Habitat for Humanity, or that can pay for the training of a Hero Rat for landmine removal, or a night in a shelter for a homeless family.

You will receive a lovely card to give to your recipient explaining the donation that was made in their honor.  No malls, no lines, no wrapping, and no wondering if it is the right size and color. Best of all it is a gift you give twice as it will bless someone in our community, nation, or world that is in need as well as your loved one.

Join us at the Peter Kirk Community Center on Saturday November 3rd between 9AM and 4PM.  The address is 352 Kirkland Ave in downtown Kirkland.

Let this holiday season be filled with joy, surprise, and meaning with a gift from the KIN Alternative Holiday Giving Fair.  See you there!




Replace Stigma with Hope & Understanding

National Alliance on Mental Illness
National Alliance on Mental Illness

Wednesday, June7 7:00 PM

Lake Washington United Methodist Church
7525 132nd Ave NE
Kirkland, WA  98033

Come join us for a presentation and discussion with a representative from the Eastside affiliate of the National Alliance on Mental Illness. NAMI is our nation’s largest grassroots mental health organization, dedicated to building better lives for the millions of Americans affected by mental illness.

Mental illness is not a weakness.  It is biological in nature.  Currently, one out of five people live with some form of mental illness. Who do you know or love who struggles with depression? Anxiety? Addiction? These are only three of the many types of mental illness that significantly affect our family and friends.

Our speaker is part of NAMI’s FaithNet, which strives to encourage welcoming, caring congregations as well as to promote the vital role spirituality in the recovery journeys of many who live with mental health conditions.  It encourages the exchange of information, tools and other resources which will help educate and inspire faith communities about mental illness and the vital role spirituality plays in recovery for many.

Come with your questions and learn about resources, classes, outreach to teens, support groups, etc.