Tuesday, April 24, 2012

Mouthwatering menu available now at Bates Fine Dining Room

For the next two weeks, you can enjoy a mouthwatering lunch in the fine dining room that was specially planned by our culinary arts instructors, Chef Roger Knapp and Chef JJ Meland. Students in the program will prepare delectable treats including warm caprese en croute, seared sea scallops, and peppercorn crusted rack of lamb.

And the price? For just $8.95, you'll enjoy an appetizer, salad, entree and the dessert du jour. The fine dining room is open Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays from 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.

First Course Selections
Crab and Avocado Crostini
Warm Caprese en Croute
Smoked Chicken Blini

Second Course Selections  
Spring Grilled Duck Salad
Roasted Beet Salad
Soup Du Jour

Entree Selections 
Seared Sea Scallops w/
Sorrel Beurre Blanc

Peppercorn Crusted Rack of Lamb w/
Hazelnut Demi Glace

Poached Chicken Roulade w/
Roasted Pepper Coulis

Community events: Washington's Great Shakeout

Start Now to Get Ready for Washington State’s Great Shakeout October Earthquake Drill

Camp Murray, Wash. – Washington will join its Western neighbors in Oregon, Idaho, California and British Columbia in the Great Shakeout earthquake drill on Oct. 18 at 10:18 a.m.

Millions on the West Coast are expected to participate in a simultaneous “Drop, Cover, Hold” Drill which will emphasize the importance of emergency preparedness at home, school and the workplace. As part of the Washington ShakeOut in October, participants are encouraged not only to “Drop, Cover, and Hold On,” but take at least one additional step to ready themselves and their families for earthquakes.

Washington State officials hope to register more than 1 million state participants on the exercise website which officially opened this week at http://www.shakeout.org/washington/.

Part of Washington’s preparation for the multi-state coordinated drill in October will be a statewide Drop, Cover & Hold Earthquake Drill at 9:45 a.m. on April 25. The drill will be initiated through the Emergency Alert System using the required monthly test for state broadcasters.

“Earthquakes are one of the greatest natural hazards for Washington residents,” said Jim Mullen, Washington Emergency Management Division (WEMD) director. “The Great Shakeout Drill will boost public awareness of the state’s earthquake hazard while demonstrating the important of emergency preparedness at home, school and the workplace.”

For more information about the Great Shakeout, please contact:

John Schelling, WEMD earthquake, tsunami and volcano program manager, 253-512-7084 or john.schelling@mil.wa.gov

Rosanne Garrand, WEMD public education program coordinator, 253-512-7419 or at rosanne.garrand@mil.wa.gov

Rob Harper, WEMD public information officer, 253-512-7005 rob.harper@mil.wa.gov