Architecture Tour of Capitol Hill with Award-Winning Mithun Architects – Sunday, May 19, 2-5 pm
Enjoy a special opportunity to learn about Capitol Hill architecture and Seattle history on this unique walking tour led by architects from the nationally renowned firm Mithun. The two-hour walking tour will include Chapel of St. Ignatius at Seattle U, the Bullitt Center, Chophouse Row, and cool historic structures along the way. Tour is followed with libations and snacks at Optimism Brewery. You won’t want to miss out on this once-in-a-lifetime experience!
Artistic Conversations: Artists Speaking Across the Centuries with Army & Amanda Jones – Saturday, March 23, 11 am-2 pm
Tour the Seattle Art Museum with art history teacher and Overlake legend Bill “Army” Armstrong and history faculty and art enthusiast Amanda Jones. Spend the morning hearing about their favorite works of art (all new from last year) and why they love them. Tour is followed with lunch at Wild Ginger in downtown Seattle.
Authentic Paella Dinner with Micah Orr – Saturday, May 11, 5-9 pm
Enjoy a delicious authentic Paella dinner prepared by Overlake Spanish teacher Micah Orr, who worked as a professional Paella chef while he lived in Spain. You will not want to miss out on his mouthwatering and legendary cooking! Hosted by Overlake alum and parents Chris Peterson ’85 and Karin Johnson in Clyde Hill. ¡Salud!
Barre and Bubbles with Erika Jayne Graef – Saturday, May 18, 11 am-1:30 pm
Start your weekend off right! Begin with a private barre class, led by certified instructor and Overlake’s Middle and Upper School Coordinator Erika Jayne Graef at The Bar Method then celebrate with some bubbly in downtown Redmond. No barre experience needed – everyone is welcome!
JM Cellars Wine Blending with Owners John and Peggy (’78) Bigelow – Friday, March 8, 5-7 pm
Back by popular demand! Hosted by the winemaker of this award-winning, alum-owned winery in Woodinville, this very special experience will begin with tasting several varietals as you learn the art and chemistry of blending wine. Then try your hand and blend your own bottle of wine, which will be custom labeled and bottled for you to take home that evening. Do not let this opportunity pass you by!
Mixology Lesson with Karen Zaidberg & Allisen Haworth – Friday, April 12, 6:30-8 pm
Middle School social studies teacher Karen Zaidberg will share her mixology expertise during an evening that will not disappoint. Gather with Karen (former professional bartender!) and Middle School English teacher Allisen Haworth to learn how to mix three cocktails paired with delectable appetizers. This would be the perfect start for a Friday date night! Hosted at the home of Overlake parents Drew and Carrie Steedly in Woodinville.
Middle School Gola with Sara Thomas & Kerri Hunt – Friday, April 12, 3-4:45 pm
Here is the chance for your Middle School student to play the wildly popular game of Gola (invented right here at Overlake!) hosted by our wonderful PE teachers Sara Thomas and Kerri Hunt in the Field House for a fun Friday afternoon. They may not even want to take a break for the pizza, drinks, and treats!
Paint & Sip with Dana Len – Tuesday, May 14, 6:30-9 pm
Paint your own masterpiece under the guidance of Overlake art teacher Dana Len! We will supply everything you need (including food and wine!) for a fabulous evening of laughs and creativity. All you need to bring is your enthusiasm! Hosted on campus.
Rock Climbing & Brewery with Kent Renno, Joey Pauley, & Bill Neil – Saturday, May 4, 3-7 pm
Here’s your chance to use the elusive/secretive/very popular Overlake rock wall! Certified instructor and Overlake’s Director of Outdoor Education Kent Renno will teach you how to climb while Project Week Director Joey Pauley and Director of Transportation Bill Neil (and former brewery employee!) keep all guests entertained. Follow up with much-deserved beers and bites at PostDoc brewery in Redmond. No climbing experience necessary – beginners welcome!
Food and Wine Pairing at Matt Horvat's Home – Sunday, June 2, 4-7 pm
Under the guidance of restauranteur, winery owner, and all-around wine expert (and Overlake parent!) Hal Howard, learn about some amazing Washington wines coupled with delectable, locally sourced food pairings. Ever wonder what Matt’s favorite wine is? How to tell the difference from a Riesling to a Chardonnay? Then you won’t want to miss this very special evening!