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I am no opera aficionado.
From cyberspace bullying to school shootings, the news is filled with examples of youthful anger run amok.
Spring Plant Sale Fundraiser: 10 a.m.-3 p.m. April 5; 10 a.m.-2 p.m. April 6. Admission: Free. Rhododendron Species Botanical Garden, 33663 Weyerhaeuser Way S., Federal Way. 253-661-9377 or www.rhodygarden.org.
The first week of April is the time to think about planting. Think about what seeds you want to start indoors for setting out later; think about what annuals you’ll want to grow for summer color and think about what perennials and new trees and shrubs you’ll want to add.
A neighbor of mine – Tony – is trying his best to take this “going green” thing seriously. For example, he tells me that he’s recently begun recycling his newspaper each week. “The entire newspaper?” I asked. He shook his head. “No, “he admitted. “Just your column.”
Pulling up a chair is a custom for fine dining restaurants – not for Zen Asian Bistro.
People turned out April 5 to enjoy wine and raise money for the American Cancer Society’s Camp Goodtimes, Adventure Camp & Sailing Camp.
I took a slight detour recently and made a quick dash into Bellevue Square. As I made my regular stops at a few of my favorite stores I was taken aback when I entered The Limited.
I was sure sorry to see of the passing of the famous actor, Charlton Heston, a couple of weeks ago. I especially liked him as Moses in the movie “The Ten Commandments.” Moses lived to be 120; Charlton Heston, a mere 84.
Fill those indoor flats, seed trays, egg cartons and small plastic pots, because this is the week to start seeds indoors for setting out later. Warm-season crops like tomatoes, corn, cucumbers, peppers and eggplants need to be started six to eight weeks before the middle of May, which is when it is warm enough for them to survive outdoors. Yes, it is easier to just buy already-grown transplants of these crops from the nursery in May, but when you plant by seed you have many more choices when it comes to what to grow.
Pam Anderson loves food.
Bellevue Square mall came alive with fashion this past weekend, kicking off the Spring 08 Runway Shows. The spotlights were on and the music set the vibe as models strutted their way down the runway.
Nurse: “Doctor! There’s an invisible man in the waiting room!”
The next free-rape prevention seminar takes place on April 27. The seminar is open to all women ages 16 and up. To register call 425-736-6016 or visit www.kravmaga.com.
2008 Spring Garden Fair: 9 a.m.-3:30 p.m. April 26. Features seminars by master gardeners — including Ciscoe Morris and Marianne Binetti — grasscycling demonstrations, information booths, vendors and plant sale. Admission: Free. Redmond City Hall, 15670 N.E. 85th St. 425-487-4102 or www.springgardenfair.com.
Between dating, grades, piercings and privacy the life of a teenage girl is no easy cake walk. First time author Sarah O’Leary Burningham - a former Bellevue resident - explores the complex and sometimes tenuous relationship between teens and parents in her book, “How To Raise Your Parents: A Teen Girl’s Survival Guide.”
Dr. Michael DeBakey, the renowned heart surgeon, received the Congressional Medal of Honor recently. He’s going to be 100 this year, so apparently somebody figured they better get to it.
Up to 50 nonprofit agencies will share volunteer opportunities for individuals, families and civic groups at Family Resource Center’s 11th annual Eastside Volunteer Fair. The Fair will be held on May 3, the final day of National Volunteer Week, from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Crossroads Bellevue, Northeast Eighth Street and 156th Avenue Northeast.
The East Lake Washington District of Garden Clubs has awarded Give Kids a Hand grants to two schools in the Bellevue School District.