Si View Metropolitan Park District is hosting the 11th Annual SnoValley Idol Junior auditions in February. This is an opportunity for young Snoqualmie Valley solo singers to get stage practice and perform in front of an enthusiastic and supportive audience. The competition is open to local singers between the ages 10 and 14, as of March 27, 2015.
Twenty singers will perform in round 1 of the Wildcat Idol competition, 7 p.m. tonight at Mount Si High School. The entire community is invited.
Seattle-area playwright Eva Moon’s darkly comic musical, “First you Jump” premieres Thursday, Jan. 15, at Valley Center Stage, 119 W. North Bend Way, North Bend.
The first play of the Theater Black Dog Season is Alfred Uhry’s Pulitzer Prize-winning, “Driving Miss Daisy.”
Grangestock, the monthly open mic night, comes to the Sallal Grange, 6 p.m., Friday, Jan. 2. The evening starts with a potluck, followed by music from 7 to 10 p.m. Learn more at www.sallalgrange.org.
Start a new tradition with Holiday Tea, served at the Dining Room restaurant at the Salish Lodge and Spa at Snoqualmie Falls. Along with a menu of house-made treats, tea is served from 2 to 4 p.m. on Saturday and Sunday, Dec. 20 and 21, and every day, Dec. 26 to 30.
Sallal Grange’s next contra dance is 7 p.m., Friday, Dec. 19. The evening starts with a gluten-free, vegetarian soup dinner followed by a dance lesson at 7:30 p.m. Dancing begins at 8. The lesson will feature the basic contra dance patterns and will have newcomers ready to dance. Laurie Anders, David Kaynor and Tony Mates play music, with Kaynor and Mates taking turns calling the dances.
Cascade Dance Academy’s Nutcracker Sweets and Holidays on Broadway show will be performed at 1 and 3:30 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 14, at Twin Falls Middle School. This production involves 80 local dance students and includes Nutcracker variations and several tap, jazz, and musical theatre routines.
When the music stops, Allyson Conlon, at center stage says, “Stay there… We move on the first ‘everybody cut.’” And they do, gliding into their poses as soon as the song restarts, “Everybody cut, everybody cut….”
Sno-Valley Senior Center in Carnation is a co-beneficiary with other Seattle-area senior centers when the Irish Tenors hold a holiday concert with a full orchestra, 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 16, at Seattle’s Benaroya Hall. Reserved seats start at $47.
Bring a dish and join the community at Sno-Valley Senior Center, 4610 Stephens Ave. Carnation, for an evening of home-made food and classic Christmas shows, Wednesday, Dec. 17. The event starts at 4:30 p.m. and is free to all friends and community.
In its November 18 win in court, North Bend may finally have resolved an issue about sensitive uses in the city. The win, against tattoo artist David Herman, supported the city’s move to restrict tattoo and piercing shops to a few locations and zones within the city. King County Superior Court Judge Barbara Linde dismissed Herman’s lawsuit, with prejudice, and issued an order prohibiting Herman from operating a tattoo business out of his North Bend home.
Memorizing his lines on a smart phone, ‘Professor Moriarty’ is looking worse for wear. The brilliant, evil counterpart to Sherlock Holmes, Moriarty’s clothes are torn to tatters—shredded in a plunge off Switzerland’s Reichenbach Falls. In point of fact, he’s a ghost. Moriarty, played by Rich Wiltshire, and other spirits, portrayed by local actors, haunt fiction’s great detective, Dickens style, in Valley Center Stage’s holiday production, “Sherlock Holmes and the Case of the Christmas Carol.” The show opens Thursday, Dec. 4, and runs through Dec. 20.
The Christmas in Carnation event is 4 to 6 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 6, at Tolt Commons, across from the Carnation market shelter. A tree lighting is at 5 p.m., Santa arrives at 5:15 p.m. to meet the kids.
Sno Valley Winds Holiday Concert is 4 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 7, at Cascade Covenant Church, 13225 436th Ave. S.E., North Bend. The community band hosts special guests the North Bend Elementary fifth grade band and the Moon Valley Brass Quintet.
The 15th annual Fall City Holiday Market, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 6, at the Chief Kanim Middle School Commons, 32627 S.E. Redmond-Fall City Road, will offer many handmade items for sale from local crafters and artists throughout the community. Discover a unique vintage item and purchase gifts for all those special people on your holiday shopping list. Pick up fresh wreaths, swags and live poinsettias for your holiday decorating.
Travel Snoqualmie back roads on Saturday, Dec. 6, for a festive family day trip. A free holiday shuttle between Salish Lodge & Spa and downtown Snoqualmie offers an opportunity to enjoy a variety of holiday-related activities throughout the region. Drive to Salish Lodge for special events that include the Lodge’s fourth annual fourth annual tree lighting ceremony, 4:30 p.m., and holiday afternoon tea, 2 to 4 p.m.
The city of North Bend’s annual holiday festival and tree lighting will be 4 to 8 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 6, downtown. The holiday activities start at 10 a.m. with the Si View Holiday Bazaar.
Brothers and sisters from the Marion Mission will visit the Sno-Valley Senior Center, 4610 Stephens Ave. Carnation, to give a holiday concert at 11:30 a.m. Wednesday, Dec. 10. Lunch is available during the performance.
Weighed down by the rains of December? Brighten the season with Master Chorus Eastside’s Christmas in the Northwest, a concert of holiday carols old and new, many by some of the Northwest’s finest composers.