QUEEN ANNE & MAGNOLIA IN BRIEF | September 21, 2016

Book launch on Friday for Magnolia author

A local author and illustrator will celebrate the release of her first book with an event this Friday at Magnolia’s Bookstore (3206 W. McGraw St.).

“Too Many Questions!” is Kathryn Dennis’ first book.

The picture book geared toward young children follows an inquisitive mouse with more than he share of queries, until he encounters someone who tells him just where he can find all the answers he seeks. 

Dennis will do a live reading and answer questions during the launch party, which runs from 5:30 to 7 p.m. on Sept. 23. The event will also feature live music from Seattle children’s band The Nom Noms.


Fishermen’s Fall Festival this Saturday

The free annual celebration of the return of the North Pacific fishing fleet to Fishermen’s Terminal is back for its 28th year this Saturday from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m.

Designed to raise awareness about the importance of the fishing industry, while raising money for the Seattle Fishermen’s Memorial, the festival brings together live music, demonstrations, and seafood together under one banner.

Among the highlights of the event are free tours of the Lake Washington Ship Canal, which will depart from Dock 9 at noon, 1:30, and 3:30 p.m., the lutefisk and oyster eating contests at 2 and 3 p.m., respectively, and the highly-anticipated survival suit races. Constellation & Co. will have its 1895 iron handpress printing press inked up and ready to go as well.

For those seeking a smaller portion than all-you-can-eat, there will also be several food options with all proceeds donated to the Fishermen’s Memorial Foundation, including an outdoor salmon BBQ, crab melts from the Alaska Bering Sea Crabbers, and multiple scallop dishes from the Alaska Scallop Association.

For more information on the Fishermen’s Fall Festival, visit www.fishermensfallfestival.org.


Election forum in Magnolia on Sept. 27

The two candidates campaigning to replace retiring incumbent Jim McDermott in Congress will be at the Magnolia United Church of Christ (3555 W. McGraw St.) on Sept. 27 for a free forum hosted by the Magnolia Community Council and the Magnolia-Queen Anne District Council. The event starts at 7 p.m.

State Sen. Pramila Jayapal and state Rep. Brady Walkinshaw will be on hand, as they try to persuade voters as to why they should be the next member of the House of Representatives from Washington’s 7th Congressional District, which encompasses 700,000 constituents in Seattle, Vashon Island, Edmonds, Shoreline, Kenmore, Burien, and Normandy Park.

Also attending will be proponents and opponents of the Sound Transit 3 ballot measure to discuss their stances on the proposed regional transit expansion.

Questions can be submitted for the forum via email to president@magnoliacommunitycouncil.org by Sept. 25.

Attendees are advised to enter the church from Eastmont Avenue West. Parking on McGraw Street is preferred.