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Yummy, yummy garlic! I’m bummed I’ve already missed a weekend of this.

Lombardi’s at the Everett Marina
1620 W. Marine View Dr., Everett, WA 98201  –  P: (425) 252-1886
corporate@lombardisitalian.com  –  http://www.lombardisitalian.com

Back by Popular Demand!
Garlic Festival 2013, Sept. 26th – Oct. 13th.

The crisp air of fall returns and so does Lombardi’s Garlic Fest!  After a 5 year hiatus, Lombardi’s Garlic Festival is back, from September 26th to October 13th!

We’ve created a special menu featuring the “Stinking Rose,” in appetizers, entrees, and desserts; crafted garlic infused cocktails, and cooked up a host of special events to celebrate “the love of the bulb.”  And of course it wouldn’t be Garlic Fest without the “Guess how many garlics” contest.

Favorites from our Garlic Festival menu include; Baked Gilroy Garlic with crispy Italian bread, 40 Clove Roasted Chicken, Pasta Nera, with garlic tiger prawns & black linguine, and our ever popular Cappuccino Brownie. Absolutely Heavenly!

Garlic Fest Menu

Special Events Schedule:

Everett Marina
Thursday, October 10th, Garlic Cocktail Class, 4:00-7:00pm. Drop in for a garlic infused cocktail crafting demo, tantalizing tastings, and nibbling with Blue water Vodka owner, John Lundin and Lombardi’s GM, Josh Pedersen. $20.00, includes light appetizers, cocktail samples & sales tax.  425.252.1886

Upcoming Wine Paring Dinners
Mark your calendar for our next series of wine pairing dinners, featuring the fabulous wines of Piedmont.
Wednesday, November 6th, at the Everett Marina.
Thursday, November 7th, in Mill Creek

More details to follow….

The Perfect Pairing, Lombardi’s and Village Theatre
XANADU
Dinner and a Show doesn’t get any better than Lombardi’s and Village Theatre.  Whether you’re dining at Lombardi’s at the Everett Marina, or Lombardi’s in Mill Creek, the discount offer on the back of your show ticket is valid at either location.  The next Village Theatre blockbuster, Xanadu, opens on October 25th. Purchase Xanadu Tickets or subscribe to the complete season.

Reservations    Your Website 

Mill Creek
Saturday, September 28th, Cooking Class, 10am to noon.  Presented by Executive Chef, Matt Romeo and Lombardi’s founder, Diane Symms. Learn how to roast the perfect head of garlic and make pizza in our Woodstone oven. $18.00, Lunch included. RSVP, 425.892.2931

Thursday, October 3rd, Casual Wine tasting in the main dining room, 5:30-8pm; featuring the great wines of Piedmont, IT, home of Barolo. Table side discussions with Diane Symms. These wines pair beautifully with the cheeses, meat dishes, and wild mushrooms in our Garlic Fest menu. Piedmont wines available by the glass to enjoy with your appetizer or entree.

Take home your favorite bottle of Piedmont wine with special “retail” pricing.  Better than at the winery! Make a regular reservation in the dining room. 425.892.2931

This just came through, posting as is. Great opportunity for the locally artistically inclined.

City seeks nominations for arts awards
2013 Mayor’s Arts Awards and the prestigious Richard Wendt Award of Excellence
Awards recognize Everett’s artists and arts supporters
Deadline:  5 PM, Friday, October 4, 2013
Presentation November 21

For more information and nomination forms, visit www.ci.everett.wa.us/default.aspx?ID=1074.
Contact Carol Thomas, 425-257-7101 cthomas@ci.everett.wa.us

The City of Everett Cultural Arts Commission invites nominations for the 2013 Mayor’s Arts Awards and the prestigious Richard Wendt Award of Excellence.  The awards recognize the accomplishments of artists, arts and cultural organizations and community members committed to enriching the Everett community through the arts.

This is the 21st year of the Richard Wendt Award of Excellence, a lifetime achievement award given to those individuals whose strong support of the arts has been ongoing through philanthropic and volunteer service.

In recognition of Everett’s growing arts community, the commission has created the Mayor’s Arts Awards, which in its fourth year will honor art educators, artists in the community and young artists demonstrating promise and commitment to the Everett arts community.

Nominations must be submitted by 5 p.m. Friday, Oct. 4.  The Cultural Arts Commission will review the nominations and select the recipients.  The awards, which are non-monetary, are presented annually.

Mayor Ray Stephanson will honor recipients of the 2013 Mayor’s Arts Awards and the Richard Wendt Award of Excellence at a public ceremony on Thursday, Nov. 21.  For more information and nomination forms, visit http://www.everettwa.org/default.aspx?ID=1945.

Past honorees
Past Wendt award recipients include: J. Leach and Vickie Norris, 2012; Janalene Simpson, 2011; Arden Flom, 2010; Marian and Jerry Krell, 2009; Bob and Dona Anderson, 2008; Dr. Richard and Nancy Wendt, 2007; Imagine Children’s Museum, 2006; Clay and Hap Wertheimer, 2005; Terry and Cheryle Earnheart, 2004; Susan Jane Russell, 2003; Arts Council of Snohomish County, 2002; Mike Jordan, 2001; Peter Newland, 2000; John and Idamae Schack, 1999; Dr. Sanford Wright, 1998; Maryalice Salget, 1997; Dr. Paul-Elliott Cobbs, 1996; Dr. Richard Wendt, 1995; Carl Gipson, 1994; Dorothy Jayne Wright, Clyde Revord Motors and Jim Noonan, 1993; and Gene Nastri, 1992.

Past Mayor’s Arts Awards recipients include: Lloyd Weller, Arts Educator; Ron and Ursula Stocke, Artist in the Community, 2012; 20 Riverside, Young Artist; Henrietta Wilson, Arts Educator; Tami Walker and Roxy Gesler, Artist in the Community, 2011; Josey Wise, Young Artist; Shannon Danks, Arts Educator; Liz Geiger, Jane Steele-Meagher and Janet Wold of the Corner Studio and Gallery and Cheri O’Brien, Shari Osti and Evelia Sanchez of the Red Door Gallery, Artist in the Community, 2010.

###City seeks nominations for arts awards
Awards recognize Everett’s artists and arts supporters

EVERETT – The City of Everett Cultural Arts Commission invites nominations for the 2013 Mayor’s Arts Awards and the prestigious Richard Wendt Award of Excellence. The awards recognize the accomplishments of artists, arts and cultural organizations and community members committed to enriching the Everett community through the arts.

This is the 21st year of the Richard Wendt Award of Excellence, a lifetime achievement award given to those individuals whose strong support of the arts has been ongoing through philanthropic and volunteer service.

In recognition of Everett’s growing arts community, the commission has created the Mayor’s Arts Awards, which in its fourth year will honor art educators, artists in the community and young artists demonstrating promise and commitment to the Everett arts community.

Nominations must be submitted by 5 p.m. Friday, Oct. 4. The Cultural Arts Commission will review the nominations and select the recipients. The awards, which are non-monetary, are presented annually.

Mayor Ray Stephanson will honor recipients of the 2013 Mayor’s Arts Awards and the Richard Wendt Award of Excellence at a public ceremony on Thursday, Nov. 21.  For more information and nomination forms, visit http://www.everettwa.org/default.aspx?ID=1945.

Past honorees
Past Wendt award recipients include: J. Leach and Vickie Norris, 2012; Janalene Simpson, 2011; Arden Flom, 2010; Marian and Jerry Krell, 2009; Bob and Dona Anderson, 2008; Dr. Richard and Nancy Wendt, 2007; Imagine Children’s Museum, 2006; Clay and Hap Wertheimer, 2005; Terry and Cheryle Earnheart, 2004; Susan Jane Russell, 2003; Arts Council of Snohomish County, 2002; Mike Jordan, 2001; Peter Newland, 2000; John and Idamae Schack, 1999; Dr. Sanford Wright, 1998; Maryalice Salget, 1997; Dr. Paul-Elliott Cobbs, 1996; Dr. Richard Wendt, 1995; Carl Gipson, 1994; Dorothy Jayne Wright, Clyde Revord Motors and Jim Noonan, 1993; and Gene Nastri, 1992.

Past Mayor’s Arts Awards recipients include: Lloyd Weller, Arts Educator; Ron and Ursula Stocke, Artist in the Community, 2012; 20 Riverside, Young Artist; Henrietta Wilson, Arts Educator; Tami Walker and Roxy Gesler, Artist in the Community, 2011; Josey Wise, Young Artist; Shannon Danks, Arts Educator; Liz Geiger, Jane Steele-Meagher and Janet Wold of the Corner Studio and Gallery and Cheri O’Brien, Shari Osti and Evelia Sanchez of the Red Door Gallery, Artist in the Community, 2010.

I’ve lived the vast majority of my life in this region, yet I still find long-standing, recurring events that I’ve never heard of. Here’s one: Festa Italiana. Part of the Seattle Center’s grand array of cultural events, celebrating the multitude of cultures converging in Seattle.

Starting on Friday the 27th with the Taste of Italy, followed by the actual Annual Italian Festival on Saturday the 28th and Sunday the 29th. The website has all the details.

My favorite part: starting at 3;30 pm on Sunday, the Spectrum Chamber Players will present a selection of classical Italian pieces. That is worth your time all on its own. Add the grape-stomping, book-signings, wine-tastings…quite a comprehensive list of things to experience.

I’m pleased to hear of the Chehalis tribes receiving this grant. For more information on the Chehalis, follow this link: http://www.chehalistribe.org/our-story/index.html

KXRO Newsradio

The U.S. Department of Justice awarded more than $10 million to eight Indian Tribes in Western Washington, including the Confederated Tribes of the Chehalis. U.S. Attorney Jenny A. Durkan said that the money is specifically to enhance services to crime victims and improve criminal justice in the tribal communities, tailored to the needs of each tribe.

Durkan said “One size does not fit all, and I am pleased these grants will address specific needs on Tribal lands.”

The grants include nearly $2.6 million for crime issues related to alcohol and substance abuse. This includes over $400,000 for the Chehalis Reservation.

Five of the tribes received significant funding to combat violence against women, with an additional $300,000 for Chehalis.

In addition, tribes also received funding for their community oriented policing efforts providing for tribal police, training and equipment.

In total, the Chehalis Tribe will receive $1,125,991.

Chehalis

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Our friends at the City of Lake Stevens Park and Recreation department are asking for input. Here is a link to a survey to help guide them as the plan for the future.

Give them a few minutes. It’s your, and our, future. 

The ever cool Schack Art Center has some fun offerings  this coming week, and through the weekend. Engaging and fun activities for kids and adults. Check them out!

Shack-toberfest
September 26 – 29, 2013
ADMISSION IS FREE!

This harvest-themed weekend at the Schack Art Center features a glass pumpkin patch, glassblowing demonstrations, pumpkin carving demonstrations, activities for kids, “Make It Now” pumpkin classes in the hot shop, and beer tasting for those 21+.

View Daily Schedule of Activities Below:

Thursday September 26
9-10am: SCHACK MEMBERS ONLYexclusive early access to the pumpkin patch!

10am-6pm: GLASS PUMPKIN PATCH
Pick (and purchase) your favorite glass pumpkin from more than 300 colorful and unique pumpkins handcrafted in the Schack glassblowing studio. Also: Harvest themed paintings, pottery, and gifts local artists.  Enter to win a glass pumpkin!

Friday September 27
10am-4pm: GLASS PUMPKIN PATCH

5-9pm: BEER & BRAT NIGHT – Ages 21+ ONLY
Tickets: $25 Schack Members/$30 Non-Members
        This is a SELL-OUT event. Get your tickets today!
Let local breweries wet your whistle, savor a gourmet brat with all the fixins’, and enjoy live music while watching Jesse Kelly and his team create “The Great Glass Pumpkin” in the Schack hot shop.10% discount on glass pumpkins during Beer & Brat Night!

Saturday September 28
10am-5pm: GLASS PUMPKIN PATCH

“MAKE IT NOW” GLASS PUMPKINS, Age 8+ (with an adult). Fees: $45 Schack Members/$50 Non-Members. Advanced reservations recommended.
DEMO BY A MASTER PUMPKIN CARVER
ACTIVITIES FOR KIDS

Sunday September 29
12-5pm: GLASS PUMPKIN PATCH

“MAKE IT NOW” GLASS PUMPKINS, Age 8+ (with an adult). Fees: $45 Schack Members/$50 Non-Members. Advanced reservations recommended.

SCHACK art center
2921 Hoyt Ave. Everett, WA 98201 – 425.259.5050 – schack.org
LOOK/exhibits – LEARN/classes – CREATE/studios  –  Always Admission Free
M-F 10am – 6pm, Sat. 10am – 5pm, Sun. Noon – 5pm

I’m thinking of making time for the Nov. 20th Ignite Seattle event. Looks like fun.

Let me know. It’d be great to meet up.

I’ve long loved the Fairhaven district of Bellingham. It’s quaint (overused, but just too perfect in this case), Victorian charm delights me. My two favorite shops: Village Books and Tony’s Coffee.

With that, this year’s Annual Fairhaven Sidewalk Sale (this Saturday) would be grand fun. I probably can’t make it up. But if you can, go. I expect it to be a lovely time.


I love the text above. Gorgeous font, IMHO. Anyway, what could be more awesome than a chocolate festival! I’m not sure I can fit this one in, but really, REALLY want to. And not just because my favorite chocolate company ever, Theo, is involved.

Anyway, go. Just. Go.

Just got this from the US Small Business Administration. Looks like a great opportunity to expand your small business skill-set. And it’s free! I love seeing these opportunities.

If you are looking for one day and one place to learn what you need to start or grow your business, plan on attending this year’s free Washington Small Business Fair Saturday, Sept. 28, from 8 a.m. to 3:30 p..m, at Renton Technical College.

Attend seminars that cover important, up-to-date topics for all stages of business ownership. Savvy business experts share their knowledge and real-life experiences with you. Save valuable time and visit the Exhibitor Resource Center to get the information and help you need from federal, state and local government agencies, and business and trade associations.

The event is free and there is no advance registration, just show up, and spend the day or just a few hours – it’s well worth your time!

For more information, email info@bizfair.org or visit the website at www.bizfair.org.

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