May 2018


1.Change out doors and windows.  Not only can your doors and windows be easily seen from outside of your home, thus impacting curb appeal, but they also significantly impact your home's interior.

2. Add Space - If possible, find a way to increase space in your home. This could be as easy as adding a patio or deck for outdoor entertaining or finishing off a basement.

3.  Modernize plumbing -  Little leaks and plumbing can cost you a great deal on your home value, especially if you're actively trying to sell your home.

4. Use Paint wisely - Paint can do a great deal to modernize and improve its value for a very low initial cost.  Paint walls a neutral color and spiff up kitchen and bathroom cabinets with a new color.

Not every renovation or remodel has to cost a great deal of money to be a wise investment.  Instead as you can see above, there are many small easy changes that will still yield great results.

   In case you did not know, I also do Property Management.  But only in the Greater Kirkland area.   If you are interested in knowing more about this service, please give me a call.

425-827- 6676


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MAY EVENTS Top of Page

West of Market Neighborhood Garage Sale
May 19th, Saturday,  from 9:00 AM to 2:00 PM is the West of Market Neighborhood Annual Garage Sale.

A map with addresses can be picked up at Laura Westlund Realty Inc. 1320 Market St.(425-827-6676) Kirkland and at each home having a garage sale - Signs will be posted on Market St.

7 hills of Kirkland cycling event
Seven Hills of Kirkland: Cycling for a Cause.  Throughout Kirkland( Begins and ends at Marina Park)  May 28th -  Benefits Attain Housing  ( From 7 a.m. to 5 p.m.)  Cost $30. - $80.

One of Kirkland's premier cycling events !! Riders choose from the traditional 7 hill route ( Approximately 38 miles) the popular Metric Century route  (40 miles), or the challenging Century route(99 Miles), - all routes begin and end at Marina Park.  Registration is open and limited to 1500 riders.  Visit our website for more information.

Seattle International Film
Seattle International Film-festival-  May 31st - June 3rd  Times Vary - Kirkland Performance Center        $16.

Drama, comedy, suspense and action.  Films from around the world in the plush surroundings of the Kirkland Performance Center.    View film titles, show times and costs at the SIFF website.

Storybook theater: Rapunzel
May 5-6th  Times Vary All Seats $15  Kirkland Performance Center

Storybook Theater introduces young audiences to the magic of live theater with 55 minute original musicals written specifically for ages 3 to 10.

Second Friday Downtown Art Walk

May 11th Downtown Kirkland  5-8 pm

Join Kirkland's vibrant art experience with an evening of art, music, wine and coffee in downtown Kirkland. Visit more than 20 locations that showcase the creative talents of local artists.

Kirkland Artist Studio Tour ( KAST)
May 12th and 13th  -  10 am to 6 pm  ( Mother's day weekend) FREE

Celebrate Mother's Day with a free self-guided tour of Artists studios located throughout Kirkland.  Tour visitors are invited into a variety of different studios, representing nearly 50 local artists.  Browse among new works, watch demonstrations and purchase art directly from the artists themselves.

A Night of Burlesque
May 4th  8 pm  Kirkland Performance Center  Prices vary

A Night of Burlesque will feature a diverse cast of burlesque entertainers from the Pacific Northwest.  Burlesque is a kaleidoscope of meaning and each performer will be presenting their own brand of performance magic. 

NAMI Washington State Walk
June 2nd 2018

Annual 5K/1 mile NAMI Washington State Walk. Make a difference in the lives of people with mental illness.  9:30 am Marina Park - 25 Lakeshore Plaza Drive Kirkland - no fee to enter but donations are encouraged.  May 17th 2014

26th Annual International Miniature Art Exhibit
May 1st- June 3rd- Gallery Hours - Parklane Gallery  Free

Small, but not at all trivial, miniature paintings are the Lilliputians of the art world.  When presented en masse, as they will be in the upcoming International Miniature Show at Parklane Gallery in Kirkland, they are enchanting to see, powerful in their impact and awe inspiring in their incredible detail. 

Mothers Day Brunch in Kirkland
Celebrate Mothers day in Kirkland !  After the Mother's Day Half Marathon and 5k or before the Kirkland Artist Studio Tour, and make sure you take your favorite Mom out for a scrumptious brunch at one of Kirkland's incredible retaurants.  Need something to show just how thankful you are for Mom?  Local  boutiques offer an array of gift ideas.

Eastside Subaru Mother's Day half Marathon and 5k
May 13th  7 am - Juanita Beach Park  - 9703 NE Juanita Drive 

The Eastside Subaru Kirkland Half Marathon and 5k is a Mothers Day Tradition.  Runners and walkers of all skill levels participate in this scenic and supportive running and walking event.  Both the half marathon and the Mothers Day 5k courses incorporate a challenging and rewarding route that includes picturesque view along the shores of Lake Washington.

Relay for Life
May 19th  9 am Juanita Beach Park

Relay for life is the signature fundraiser for the American Cancer Society.  Relay is staffed and coordinated by volunteers in thousands of communities and 27 countries. Volunteers give of their time and effort because they believe it's time to take action against cancer.

Juanita Bay Park InterpretiveTours
1st Sun day and 3rd Tuesday - Times Vary - Juanita Bay Park

The Eastside Park Rangers in affiliation with the Eastside Audubon Society offer interpretive tours at Juanita Bay Park.

Rufus Wainwright
May 18th  8 pm All Seats $83  Kirkland Performance Center

Rugus Wainwright one of the greatest male vocalist, composers, and songwriters of his generation, has released eight studio albums, three DVD's and three live albums.  His album " Rufus Does Judy" recorded at Carnegie Hall in 2006 was nominated in 2006 for a Grammy.

Mother's day aLa Carte Brunch at Trellis

May 13th  7 am to 2 pm 220 Kirkland Ave

Treat Mom in our lively and inviting atmosphere at Trellis.  Gather with your friends and family for a special menu from our culinry team.  Including Lavendar French Toast, Dungeness Crab Frittata, Eggs Benedict and more

Ladies Musical Club - Free Concert

May 11th - 7:30 - 8:30  St John's Episcopal Church - Kirkland

Ladies Musical Club brings a concert to Kirkland for Mother's Day featuring songs about famous mothers.

Waterway Cruises
May 13th - Waterway Cruises - $85.99 general - $77.99 seniors $49.99 children 5-12 - 6 - 8:30 pm

Celebrate Mother's day in style and treat Mom to a memorable brunch or dinner cruise aboard a beautiful Waterways yacht.  Each Mom will be given a rose upon check-in.

Mothers day tea Buffet at Trellis
May 13th  11 am to 1 pm 220 Kirkland Ave

Treat Mom to a delicious buffet for Mother's Day.  Choose from delectable treats, including house-made scones, mini eclairs, coconut macarooms, tea sandwiches, and other sweet and savory bites.

Howard Mandville Gallery - Anniversary show
May 11th - 27th  Howard Mandeville Gallery

Celebrating 28 years in Kirkland.  The show features art in more than 4000 sq ft of gallery space.  Howard Mandeville Gallery offers one of the largest collections of fine art in the greater Puget Sound area.

LWSC Hunter/Jumper Horse Show
May 12-13th  9am to 5 pm  BridleTrails State Park

Bring your horses to the Lake Washington Saddle Club fun show series.  This a fantastic way to get your young horses and new riders out to a low stress environment at a great price.

Studio East- Hello Mrs. Piggle-Wiggle

May 18th - June 10th Times Vary - 11730  118th Ave N.E, Suite 100

Visit a world where imagination rules !  Can you scuba dive in your bedroom?  Roast marshmallows over a chandelier?  You can whem Mrs. PIggle Wiggle discovers the nost exciting possibilities in life's most humdrum things.



Farmer's Markets Top of Page

Juanita Farmers Market
Every Friday starting June 1st thru September  28th 2018 from 3:00 to 7:00 PM  Juanita Beach Park  -  

Friday Market offers delicious locally grown fruits, fresh produce and beautiful flowers.  Special guests are featured in the community booth and there is live music all summer long.  FREE

Downtown Kirkland Farmers Market
Every Wednesday starting June 6th - 2017 to September 26th 2018 from 2:00 to 7:00 PM  Marina Park. 

Vibrant, Lively and Luscious, the Kirkland Wednesday Market features locally produced fruits, vegetables, cheese, meats, jams, breads and pastries along with the arts and crafts.

LIttle Brothers Farmers Market
Every Saturday  10 am to 3 pm  450 Central Way - opens June 2nd thru Sept. 15th 2018

Stop by the new farmer-focused and chef-curated Saturday Market in Kirkland.  The Market features the farmers who supply DERU market and Little Brothers restaurant.  The market takes place in the Arete Courtyard.

Kirkland Continous Events Top of Page

Kirkland Heritage Society
Meets every last Wednesday  of the month at 7:00 PM at the Heritage building on Market street.

Life Open studio
Drop in drawing, painting or sculping sessions.  Open to the community; registration not required.  $8 .00 fee.  Sundays 1-4:00pm - 3rd floor - Kirkland Arts Center

Wine Tasting, Tours,, Libations and More
Drop in to Sip and Savor ( check websites for tasting info and details)

         Bin on the lake: 
         Enjoy Fine varietals at a value locally( check websites for details)


          Brix Wine Cafe: 

         Grand Reve Winters: 
         The Grape Choice: 
         Northwest Cellars:  
         Pondera Winery:  


Cooks Delight
Local Area cooking classes ( check websites for full schedules)

          Sur La Table:           Details:


Last Friday of each month 6:30 pm/Kirkland Arts Center- come share a meal and discuss current art issues, includes short presentation and creative exercise.

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