Community Events Not to Miss This Week: Local Holiday Marketplace, Fiddler on the Roof, ‘House of Hope’ Fundraiser

Snoqualmie Valley Merchants Unite to Promote Holiday Theme of Living and Giving Local, November 20th

Tis the season to sip, savor, share and shop where we live; and Snoqualmie Valley merchants are making it easy by bringing their wares out of the shops and into community.

The Snoqualmie Valley Chamber of Commerce is inviting local families to join Valley-based independent merchants for an evening of holiday shopping and celebration.

The After Hours Holiday Marketplace, is co-hosted by Snoqualmie Valley Kiwanis, Snoqualmie Arts Market and the Mt. Si Senior Center. It’s open to the public this Wednesday, November 20, 2013 from 5:30PM – 8:00PM at the Mt. Si Senior Center, 411 Main Avenue South in North Bend.

“The theme of this event, living and giving local, reflects our appreciation of the symbiotic relationship between our residents, businesses, government and social service organizations,” explains event organizer Kim Ewing. “Working together we all contribute in making Snoqualmie Valley a viable destination, building its liveable neighborhoods and enhancing its cultural life. Our goal with this Holiday Marketplace is simply to build on that foundation.”

The event is designed to be a one-of-a-kind hometown holiday experience to inspire more local consumers to include local, independently owned businesses in their purchasing choices. In addition to marketing their wares, participating merchants will offer complimentary food and beverages, tips for entertaining and home décor, interactive family activities and opportunities to win wonderful prizes.

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Mount Si High School Presents, Fiddler on the Roof, November 21st – 23rd

New Mount Si High School Choral and Drama Director, Mrs. Haley Isaacs (formerly Ms. Franzwa), is thrilled to be back in the district after completing her mastersmshsfiddleronroof degree at Temple University in Philadelphia, PA.

Mrs. Issacs put a lot of thought into selecting the latest Mount Si musical, wanting it to be something classic that the community would be excited to see; something that had great orchestra music; a large cast and ensemble for increased student involvement; as well as something that provided opportunities for art and construction students when creating the sets.

Fiddler on the Roof was Mrs. Isaacs answer.  Approximately 70 Mount Si students comprise the cast and crew – and they’ve been working hard, giving up weekends to perfect the show which hits the MSHS auditorium this Thursday, November 21st,  for a three-day run.  Show times are 7PM on November 21st – November 23rd and an additional show at 2PM on November 23rd.  Tickets are $5 – $8.

Fiddler on the Roof centers on Tevye, the father of five daughters, and his challenges maintaining family and religious traditions while outside influences invade their lives.  The Fiddler is a metaphor for survival, through tradition and joyfulness, in a life of uncertainty and imbalance.

The original Broadway production of the show, which opened in 1964, was the first musical to surpass the 3,000 performance mark, and it held the record for longest-running Broadway musical for almost 10 years until Grease surpassed its run.

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Sallal Grange Holiday Bazaar: Bake Sale Benefits Women and Children’s Shelter, House of Hope – November 23rd 

The Grange is asking the many local, talented local bakers and candy makers to help the House of Hope by donating some holiday treats.sallalgrangebazaar

The Western Washington House of Hope provides a safe and secure 24-hour living environment for women and children in crisis. The nonprofit organization works to assist women and their children in developing hope, providing them with a safe home and support services to regain their self-confidence and independence

In addition to the Bake Sale, the Holiday Bazaar will feature vendors offering various holiday gifts, arts and crafts, including original paintings, local honey, homemade botanicals and hand-crafted wooden bowls.  Coffee and donuts, hot food and cold drinks, including pizza (thanks to Frankie’s Pizza), chips, cookies, and other snacks will be for sale during the event.

The Holiday Bazaar happens Saturday, November 23rd, from 9AM to 3PM at the Sallal Grange in North Bend, 12912 432nd Ave SE.  For more information visit the Sallal Grange website

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