Bellevue "Hearts Touched With Fire" Wed Senator Elizabeth Dole signs her new book subtitled, "My 500 Most Inspirational Quotations," 4 p...

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Bellevue

“Hearts Touched With Fire”

Wed Senator Elizabeth Dole signs her new book subtitled, “My 500 Most Inspirational Quotations,” 4 p.m. July 6, Barnes & Noble Booksellers, 626 106th Ave. N.E. Information: 425-451-8463

Write On! Writing Group

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Wed Fun exercises and creative ideas for ages12-18, 3:30-5:30 p.m. July 6, Lake Hills Library, 15228 Lake Hills Blvd. Information: 425-747-3350

Bellevue Arts Museum

Ongoing Newly remodeled gallery spaces, Bellevue Arts Museum, 510 Bellevue Way N.E. Gallery hours: 10 a.m.-5:30 p.m. Tuesday-Thursday and Saturdays; 10 a.m.-9 p.m. Fridays; 11 a.m.-5:30 p.m. Sundays. Cost: $5-$7; children under 6 free. Information: 425-519-0770 or www.bellevueart.org

Open Mike Night

Ongoing Opportunity for acoustic musicians to perform, 6-9 p.m., with 5:30 p.m. sign-up, first and third Thursdays, Crossroads Bellevue, 15600 N.E. Eighth St. Information: 425-644-1111 or www.victorymusic.org

Bellevue Farmers Market

Ongoing Fresh produce, flowers, baked goods, meats, eggs, cheese, seafood, nuts and honey; dinner items available, 3-7 p.m. Thursdays through Oct. 13, First Presbyterian Church of Bellevue, 1717 Bellevue Way N.E. July 23: Cooking demonstration by Chef Holly Smith of Café Juanita. Information: 425-454-8474 or www.bellevuefarmersmarket.org

Late Night Music at Crossroads

Fri-Sat Live music, 7:30-10 p.m., Crossroads, 15600 N.E. Eighth St. July 8: Bluesberry Marmalade. July 9: Po’okela Street Band. July 15: Kim Angelis & Josef. July 16: Jon Pugh Quartet. Information: 425-644-1111 or www.crossroadsbellevue.com

Hercules and the Golden Apple

Fri Last Leaf Theatre presents the story of a hero ordered to fetch a golden apple from the goddess Hera’s private garden, 4 p.m. July 8, Lake Hills Library, 15228 Lake Hills Blvd. Information: 425-747-3350

Mercer Slough Canoe Tours

Ongoing A four-mile, three-hour guided paddling tour, with equipment provided, for ages 5 and up, 9 a.m.-noon Saturdays through Sept. 24, Enatai Beach Park, 3519 108th Ave. S.E. Cost: $10-$12. Registration: 425-452-6885

Eastside Jazz Club

Tues Live music by the Jay Thomas Quartet, 7:30 p.m. July 12, Sherman Clay Pianos, 1000 Bellevue Way. Tickets: $5-$10. Information: 425-454-0633

Big Band Dance

Tues Music by Sound of Swing, 2-4 p.m. July 12, North Bellevue Community and Senior Center, 4063 148th Ave. N.E. Cost: $3. Information: 425-452-7681

Anime and Manga Appreciation Club

Plan Ahead Drawing techniques story discussions for ages 12-18, 3:30-5:30 p.m. July 13, Lake Hills Library, 15228 Lake Hills Blvd. Information: 425-747-3350

Pizza & Pages Book Group

Plan Ahead Pizza and book talk for ages 12-18, 3:30-5:30 July 13, Lake Hills Library, 15228 Lake Hills Blvd. Information: 425-747-3350

Harry Potter Midnight Magic Party

Plan Ahead “Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince” release party, with tarot readings, book discussions, costume contest and prize drawings leading up to the first chance to get the latest Harry Potter book after midnight, 8 p.m. July 15, Barnes & Noble Booksellers, 626 106th Ave. N.E. Information: 425-451-8463

Harry Potter Midnight Magic Party

Plan Ahead “Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince” release party with wand making, face painting and pictures with Harry leading up to the first chance to get the latest Harry Potter book after midnight, 7 p.m. July 15, Crossroads Barnes & Noble, 15600 N.E. Eighth St. Information: 425-644-1650

P.F.L.A.G.

Plan ahead Discussion of the “Love Welcomes All” conference, 7 p.m. July 21, First United Methodist Church, 1934 108th Ave. N.E. Information: 206-325-7724 or 425-483-6642

Bothell

Ballroom Dance

Ongoing Dance to live music, 1-3 p.m. Wednesdays (except Aug. 3), Northshore Senior Center, 10201 E. Riverside Drive. Information: 425-487-2441

Music in the Park Concert Series

Starts Fri 6:30-8 p.m. Fridays, July 8- Aug. 26, Park at Bothell Landing Amphitheater, 9929 N.E. 180th St. July 8: Timeless Soul, Motown. July 15: Casey & the Bluescats, blues rock. Information: 425-486-7430 or www.ci.bothell.wa.us

Bothell Farmers Market

Ongoing Locally grown produce, flowers and pasture-raised meats, hand-crafted items, live music and children’s activities, 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Fridays through Sept. 30, Country Village, 23718 Seventh Ave. S.E. July 8: Sandy and Chuck. July 15: Vladimir Sanchez. July 22: Paul Fedorowicz. Information: 425-483-2250 or www.countryvillagebothell.com

Wacky Wheelays

Sat “Crazy relay” games for people of all ages on wheels, including strollers, wheelchairs, wagons, tricycles, bikes, walkers and scooters, with several special guests; potluck picnic follows, 3:15 p.m. registration, 4 p.m. games, July 10, Bothell High School Athletic Fields, 18300 88th Ave. N.E. Information: 425-216-4410 or www.nsb.org/calendar.htm

Book Review Group

Plan Ahead “The Patchwork Planet” by Anne Taylor, 10-11:30 a.m. July 15, Northshore Senior Center, 10201 E. Riverside Drive. Aug. 19: “Eleanor of Aquitane” by Allison Weir. Information: 425-487-2441

Pancake Breakfasts

Plan Ahead 8-11:30 a.m. July 16, Aug. 6 and 20, Northshore Senior Center, 10201 E. Riverside Drive. Cost: $4-$5. Reservations: 425-487-2441

Vittles & VCR

Plan Ahead A home-cooked meal followed by the movie, “Fried Green Tomatoes,” 6 p.m. July 21, Northshore Senior Center, 10201 E. Riverside Drive. Cost: $4-$6 for dinner; movie free. Register by July 19: 425-487-2441

Carnation

Veggie Harvest for Food Banks

Sat Volunteers are needed to pick vegetables for Hopelink food banks, 9 a.m.-1 p.m. July 9, Full Circle Organic Farm, 31904 N.E. Eighth St. Registration: tbernthal@gowebway.com. Information: www.hope-link.org/takeaction/events

Matt Price & Scott Katz

Sat Concert and live recording of these two Seattle area singer/songwriters, 8 p.m. July 9, Miller’s Community & Arts Center, 4597 Tolt Ave. Cost: $10. Information: 425-333-5007 or www.millersarts.com

Open Drumming Session

Sun An opportunity to explore the instruments and music of African-based rhythm; all experience levels welcome, 7-9:30 p.m. July 10, Miller’s Community & Arts Center, 4597 Tolt Ave. Cost: $5. Information: 425-333-5007 or www.millersarts.com

Carnation Farmer’s Market

Ongoing Fresh produce from Snoqualmie Valley farms, tomato and herb plants, honey lavender and baked goods, 3-7 p.m. Tuesdays through Sept. 27, Tolt Avenue and West Bird Street. Information: 425-333-6050 or www.carnationfarmersmarket.org

Duvall

SummerStage 2005

Plan Ahead 6:30-8 p.m. Wednesdays, July 13-Aug. 31, McCormick Park, Northeast Stephens Street and Main Street. July 13: Cedarcrest Battle of the Bands winners. July 20: Gideon Freudmann, CelloBop. Information: 425-788-2983 or www.cityofduvall.com/dac

Fall City

Camelot

Ongoing Classic musical of King Arthur and the knights of the round table performed in an outdoor forest setting, 8 p.m. Saturdays; 3 p.m. Saturdays and Sundays, through July 24, Snoqualmie Falls Forest Theater, 36800 S.E. David Powell Rd. Tickets: $6-$16 at the door. Information: 425-222-7044 or www.foresttheater.org

Issaquah

Best Friends: Images of Animals and Their People

Ongoing Traveling exhibit of historical images from the Progressive Era (1880s-1920s), plus Issaquah Historical Society photos, through Oct. 15, Gilman Town Hall Museum, 165 S.E. Andrews St. Gallery hours: 11 a.m.-3 p.m. Thursdays-Saturdays. Information: 425-392-3500

Natural Wonders: Artistic Impressions

Ongoing Show of 11 local artists’ interpretations of nature through photography, sculpture, painting, mixed media, drawing and metal work, through Sept. 12, University House at Issaquah, 22975 S.E. Black Nugget Road. Gallery hours: 8:30 a.m.-5:30 p.m. daily. Information: 425-557-4200

Search for Internal Order

Ongoing Abstract pastel and mixed-media works illustrating the importance of sustainable and environmentally sound living by internationally known artist Colette Taber, through July 31, Revolution Gallery, 317 N.W. Gilman Blvd., #26. Gallery hours: 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Mondays-Wednesdays and Saturdays; 10 a.m.-7 p.m. Thursdays; 10 a.m.-8 p.m. Fridays; 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Sundays. Information: 425-392-4982 or www.revolutiongallery.com

ArtWalk Issaquah

Fri Local and regional artists display their works inside businesses in the historic downtown area, with live music at several venues, 5-8 p.m. July 8. Self-guided tour maps available at the Issaquah Library, 10 W. Sunset Way. Information: 425-427-8209

CPR/FPR Challenge

Fri Written and skill-testing session to renew American Red Cross certification; review not provided, ages 10 and up, 3-7 p.m. July 8, Julius Boehm Pool, 50 S.E. Clark St. Cost: $25. Registration: 425-837-3350

Lifeguard Training Challenge

Fri Testing session to renew American Red Cross lifeguard and first-aid certification; review not provided, ages 15 and up, 7-9 p.m. July 8, Julius Boehm Pool, 50 S.E. Clark St. Cost: $25. Registration: 425-837-3350

Shakespeare on the Green

Starts Thur Wooden O Theatre presents “Macbeth,” 7 p.m. Thursday-Friday, July 7-8 and “Twelfth Night,” 7 p.m. Friday-Saturday, July 29-30, Issaquah Community Center, 301 Rainier Blvd. S. Information: 206-931-3516 or www.woodeno.org

Issaquah Public Market

Ongoing Fresh, in-season produce, cut flowers, baked goods, specialty foods, arts and crafts, 9 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturdays through Oct. 15, Pickering Barn, 1730 10th Ave. N.W. July 16: Seniors Day at the market with dancing to live music by Route 66. Information: 425-837-3311

Bare Buns Fun Run 2005

Sun Clothing optional 5k fun run and walk, swimming, camping, children’s area, dance, karaoke and spaghetti feed, 11 a.m. July 10, Park Forestia, 24050 S.E. 127th St. Cost: $20-$25 race entry; $10 event. Non-handicapped access to event starts at 7:30 a.m. by shuttle from Issaquah Park & Ride, 1050 17th Ave. N.E. Information: 425-392-6833 or www.fraternitysnoqualmie.com

Lake Sammamish State Park Meeting

Tues Washington State Parks will provide information and take input on a wetlands, streams and lakeshore restoration plan for the park, 7-8:30 p.m. July 12, King County Library System Service Center, 960 Newport Way N.W. Information: 360-902-8638

Harry Potter Midnight Magic Party

Plan Ahead “Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince” release party, with wand making, story telling, face painting, pictures and autographs with Harry, fortune telling and costume contest leading up to the first chance to get the latest Harry Potter book after midnight, 8 p.m. July 15, Barnes & Noble Booksellers, 1530 11th Ave. N.W. Information: 425-557-8808

Issaquah Historical Society

Plan Ahead Presentation on restoration and historic preservation in downtown Issaquah, with updated information about efforts at the Hailstone Feed Store, Northern Pacific water tower and the Grand Central Hotel, 11 a.m. July 16, Issaquah Depot, 50 Rainier Blvd. N. Information: 425-392-3500 or www.issaquahhistory.org/events.htm

Kenmore

World Music in the Park

Starts Thur 6:30-8:00 p.m. Thursdays through Aug. 25, Saint Edward State Park, 14445 Juanita Drive N.E. Food available. July 7: Lary Keel & Natural Bridge, mountain music. July 14: Johnny B Connolly & Band, Irish accordion. July 21: Issa Bagayogo, music from Mali. Information: 425-602-3107 or www.ci.kenmore.wa.us

Daytime Book Discussion Group

Mon “Life of Pi” by Elizabeth Buchan, 1 p.m. July 11, Kenmore Library, 18138 73rd Ave. N.E. Information: 425-486-8747 or www.kcls.org/kenm/programs.cfm

Kirkland

Children & Families Concert Series

Starts Wed Family-friendly outdoor performances, 10 a.m. Wednesdays, July 6-Aug. 17, Marina Park, Lake Avenue West and Market Street. July 6: Cowboy Buck and Elizabeth. July 13: The Bubbleman. July 20: The Brian Waite Band. Information: 425-587-3350 or www.ci.kirkland.wa.us

Tim Dooley: Mixed-Product

Ongoing An exhibit of print images assembled into sculpture commenting on fear, hope, death, life, alienation and intimacy in the digital world, through Aug. 6, Kirkland Arts Center, 620 Market St. Gallery hours: 11 a.m.-6 p.m. Mondays-Fridays; 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturdays. Information: 425-822-7161 or www.kirklandartscenter.org

Anne Belov Exhibit

Ends Mon Show of new landscape and still-life paintings from the artist’s recent travels to Italy, through July 11, Patricia Rovzar Gallery, 118 Central Way. Gallery hours: 10:30 a.m.-6 p.m. Mondays-Saturdays; 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Sundays. Information: 425-889-4627 or www.rovzargallery.com

“Trompe l’Oeil”

Ends Sun A collection of works that appear to be construction paper collages but are actually photo-realistic paintings, through July 10, Gunnar Nordstrom Gallery, 127 Lake St. S. Gallery hours: 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Mondays-Saturdays; 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Sundays. Information: 425-827-2822 or www.gunnarnordstromgallery.com

Evergreen Health Care Auxiliary

Ongoing Volunteers able to commit four or more hours per week are needed to help with retail duties at the Helping Hearts Thrift Shop, 12033 124th Ave. N.E. Information: 425-899-2275

Singles Book Club

Wed “Peace Like a River” by Leif Enger, 7 p.m. July 6, Parkplace Books, 348 Parkplace Center. Information: 425-828-6546

Wednesday Night Live!

Ongoing The theater lobby becomes a cabaret with live entertainment; 21 and older only, 8-10 p.m. most Wednesdays through August, Kirkland Performing Arts Center, 350 Kirkland Ave. Cost: $3; wine and beer available. July 6: Nathan Wade and Scott Katz perform. July 13: Open Mike comedy. Information: 425-893-9900

Kirkland Wednesday Market

Ongoing Flowers, crafts and produce, 11:30 a.m.-6:30 p.m. through Oct. 12, with extended hours and live music until 10 p.m. the third Wednesday of the month, Park Lane East between Third and Main streets. Free parking available in the Kirkland Library parking garage, 308 Kirkland Ave. Information: 425-893-8766 or www.kirklanddowntown.org

Summer Performing Arts Series

Ongoing Outdoor concerts in the park, 7 p.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays through Aug. 18, Marina Park, Lake Avenue West and Market Street. July 7: The Dudley Manlove Quartet. July 12: New Age Flamenco. July 14: Bobby Medina and the Red Hot Band. July 19: Mach One Jazz Orchestra. Information: 425-587-3350 or www.ci.kirkland.wa.us

Summerfest 2005

Fri Festival of art and wine, with artist demonstrations, “Iron Potter” competition, wine tasting garden, live music, children’s activities and food, 4-9 p.m. Friday; 10 a.m.-8 p.m. Saturday; 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Sunday, July 8-10, Marina Park, Lake Avenue West and Market Street. Cost: $10-$15 for wine tasting scrip. Information: 425-822-7161 or www.kirklandartscenter.org

Business, Opportunity and a Creative Eastside

Fri Public forum to discuss how business and Eastside cultural organizations are working together to enhance the local economy and the community’s sense of place; includes lunch, 11:45 a.m.-1:30 p.m. July 8, Kirkland Performance Center, 350 Kirkland Ave. Reservations: 206-296-1011 or 425-839-9900

Book Group

Mon “The Spirit Catches You and You Fall Down” by Anne Fadiman, 7-8:30 p.m. July 11, Kirkland Library, 308 Kirkland Ave. Information: 425-822-2459

Mother-Daughter Book Club

Plan Ahead “Blue Jasmine” by Kashmira Sheth, for daughters 10-12, 7 p.m. July 13; “Just Ella” by Margaret Peterson Haddix, for daughters ages 12-15, 7 p.m. July 20, Kingsgate Library, 12315 N.E. 143rd St. Information: 425-821-7686

Poetry at Parkplace Books

Plan Ahead An evening of open-mike poetry, with published poets and novices, 7 p.m. July 13, Parkplace Books, 348 Parkplace Center. Information: 425-828-6546

Socrates Café

Plan Ahead Monthly philosophical discussion group, 7 p.m. July 15, Parkplace Books, 348 Parkplace Center. Information: 425-828-6546

Kirkland Art Walk

Plan Ahead 18 downtown Kirkland galleries within walking distance of each other have extended hours, with artist receptions at some galleries, 6-9 p.m. July 15. Maps are available at the galleries. Information: 425-889-8212

Harry Potter Party

Plan Ahead “Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince” release party with costume contest, sorting hat, face painting, potions, food, games and activities, hip hop poetry and music and Hagrid arriving at midnight to unchain the books, 10 p.m. July 15, Parkplace Books, 348 Parkplace Center. Information: 425-828-6546

Mother-Daughter Book Club

Plan Ahead Share pizza and your favorite books; for daughters ages 9-12, 6:30-8 p.m. July 20, Kirkland Library, 308 Kirkland Ave. Registration: 425-822-2459

Teen Science Fiction/Fantasy Book Club

Plan Ahead “Warriors of Alavna” by N.M. Browne, 5:30 p.m. July 20, Kingsgate Library, 12315 N.E. 143rd St. Information: 425-821-7686 or www.kcls.org/kings/programs.cfm

Mercer Island

The Dragon Who Came to Visit

Wed Mad Science leads a scientific adventure to rid a castle of an unwelcome dragon; ages 6 and older, 1:30 p.m. July 6, Mercer Island Library, 4400 88th Ave. S.E. Information: 206-236-3537

Summer Celebration!

Fri Live entertainment, grand parade, fireworks, arts and crafts, juried arts show, children’s activities, Elizabethan period play area, classic car show and Food Faire, 5:30-10:30 p.m. Friday, with fireworks at dusk at the I-90 Lid Park, West Mercer Way and Interstate 90; 10 a.m.-7 p.m. Saturday, with parade at 10 a.m. and Shakespeare in the Park at 7 p.m.; 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Sunday, July 8-10, in downtown Mercer Island and at the Mercerdale Park, Southeast 32nd Street and 77th Avenue Southeast. Information: 206-236-7285 or www.ci.mercer-island.wa.us/summercelebration

Newcastle

Concerts in the Park

Plan Ahead 6:30-8 p.m. Wednesdays, July 13-Aug. 24, Lake Boren Park, 10310 S.E. 84th Way. July 13: Wild Life, British invasion pop. July 20: PYT, pop rock. Information: 425-649-4444

North Bend

North Bend Farmer’s Market

Ongoing Fresh produce, flowers, plants, crafts and entertainment, 3-7 p.m. Thursdays through Aug 25 and 9 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturdays through Oct. 1, Mt. Si Senior Center, 411 Main Ave. S. Information: 425-888-3434

The Princess and the Pea

Plan Ahead Snapdragon Puppet Productions presents the story of a lonely prince, a princess and the pea that loves her, 2 p.m. July 13, North Bend Library, 115 E. Fourth St. Information: 425-888-0554

Redmond

4 Alarm Concert Series

Ongoing Free teen concerts, 6 p.m. Wednesdays through Aug. 24, Old Fire House Teen Center, 16510 N.E. 79th St. July 6: Jason Webley. July 16: Al Larson. July 20: Mt. Eerie, Thanksgiving and Karl Blau. Information: 425-556-2370 or www.theoldfirehouse.org

“The Nerd”

Starts Thur SecondStory Repertory presents Larry Shue’s comedy about an architect whose efforts to get ahead are sabotaged by the unexpected appearance of a long-lost army buddy. Opens with a pay-what-you-can preview, 8:15 p.m. Thursday, July 7, and continues with shows at 8:15 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays through July 30 and a 2:15 matinee July 24, SecondStory Repertory, 16587 N.E. 74th St. Tickets: $18-$24. Reservations: 425-881-6777 or www.secondstoryrep.org

Funtastic Carnival

Thur-Sun Amusement rides, carnival games, activities and food, 5-10 p.m. Thursday-Friday; 10 a.m.-10 p.m. Saturday; noon-5 p.m. Sunday, July 7-10, Old Redmond Schoolhouse Community Center, 16600 N.E. 80th St. Information: 425-556-2299 or www.redmond.gov

South 47 Farm

Ongoing U-pick and fresh produce, with over 200 varieties available throughout the season, 10 a.m.-5:30 p.m. Thursdays-Saturdays through Oct. 31, 15410 N.E. 124th St. Information: 425-869-9777 or www.south47farm.com

Evening Book Discussion

Thur “A Stolen Tongue” by Sherri Holman, 7:30 p.m. July 7, Redmond Regional Library, 15990 N.E. 85th St. Aug. 4: “Under the Banner of Heaven” by Jon Krakauer. Information: 425-885-1861 or www.kcls.org/red/redprog.cfm

Old Fire House Concerts

Fri Live music, 8 p.m., Old Fire House Teen Center, 16510 N.E. 79th St. Redmond Cost: $6. July 8: TSB, Pistol for a Paycheck, and The People Now. July 15: Dawntreader. Information: 425-556-2389 or www.theoldfirehouse.org

Summer Northwest Writer’s Retreat

Sat A day of creativity and inspiration for writers, with workshops, exercises and an “Ask the Experts” session, 10 a.m.-3 p.m. July 9, South 47 Farm, 15410 N.E. 124th St. Cost: $55-$65. Registration: 425-483-4645 or www.christinedubois.com

Derby Days

Sat Kids parade and grand parade along Redmond Way, 65th Annual Bicycle Criterium, music and entertainment including J.P. Patches performance, games, rides, crafts, beer and wine garden, stunt bicycle show and food, 10 a.m.-10 p.m. July 9, Old Redmond Schoolhouse Community Center, 16600 N.E. 80th St. Parking and shuttle available from Redmond Town Center, 16495 N.E. 74th St. Information: 425-556-2299 or www.redmond.gov

Redmond Saturday Market

Ongoing Fresh produce, flowers, vegetable starts, plants, organic meats and eggs, arts and crafts and entertainment, 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturdays through Oct. 29, 7730 Leary Way. July 9: Founder’s Day. July 16: Kid’s Day. Information: 425-556-0636 or www.redmondsaturdaymarket.homestead.com

Summer Concert Series

Plan Ahead 4 p.m. Artwalk, children’s activities, food and 6:30 p.m. music, Wednesdays, July 13-Aug. 24, Redmond Town Center, 16495 N.E. 74th St. July 13: Jude Bowerman, blues/rock. July 20: Pat Wright & the Good Foot Band, funky gospel. Information: 425-867-0808 or www.redmondtowncenter.com

Morning Book Group

Plan Ahead “Purple Hibiscus” by Chimamandu Ngozi Adichie, 10 a.m. July 14, Redmond Regional Library, 15990 N.E. 85th St. Aug. 11: “The Secret Live of Bees” by Sue Monk Kid. Information: 425-885-1861

Sophisticated Swing Big Band

Plan Ahead Dancing to the music of the 30s, 40s and 50s, 1-3:30 p.m. July 15, Redmond Senior Center, 8703 160th Ave. N.E. Cost. $3. Information: 425-556-2314

Arts in the Parks

Plan Ahead 7 p.m. Sundays, through July 17-Aug. 14, Anderson Park, 7802 168th Ave. N.E. Rain site: Old Redmond Schoolhouse Community Center, 16600 N.E. 80th St. July 17: Naby Camara & Lagni Sussu, music from Guinea. July 24: Ed Hartman and the Olympic Marimba Band, marimba from around the world. Information: 425-556-2392 or www.redmond.gov

Picnic in the Park Concert Series

Ongoing Family friendly outdoor concert venue, with picnicking and food vendors, 7 p.m. rain or shine; doors open at 5:30 p.m., Marymoor Park Amphitheater, 6046 W. Lake Sammamish Parkway. Tickets: $20-$29.50; children under 12 free general admission. July 22: Poco and Pure Prarie League. July 28: Jesse Cook. Reservations: 206-628-0888 or www.ticketmaster.com

Renton

Henry Moses Aquatic Center

Ongoing Two pools, water slides, wave pool, lazy river and children’s water play area, noon-3:30 p.m. and 4-7:30 p.m. sessions daily through Sept. 5, 1719 Maple Valley Highway. Cost: $4-$12. Information: 425-430-6780 or www.ci.renton.wa.us/commserv/rec/hmpool.htm

City of Renton Swimming Beaches

Ongoing Lifeguards on duty noon-8 p.m. daily through Sept. 5, Gene Coulon Memorial Beach, 1201 Lake Washington Blvd. N., and Kennydale Beach Park, 3600 Lake Washington Blvd. N. Information: 425-430-6700

P.F.L.A.G.

Wed Pride Day stories and Renton River Days planning, 7 p.m. July 6, St. Luke’s Episcopal Church, 99 Wells Ave. S. Information: 206-325-7724 or 425-235-4139

Kidd Valley Family Concert Series

Ongoing Country music, with Jon Casey, 7 p.m. July 6, Coulon Beach Park, 1201 Lake Washington Blvd. N. July 13: Mach One Jazz Orchestra. July 20: Sub-Motive, rock. Information: 425-430-6500 or www.ci.renton.wa.us/attract/events.htm

Return to Renton Cruise-In Benefit Car Show

Sat Car, truck and motorcycle show, children’s activities, vintage fashion show, motorcycle and public safety display, raffle, food, music and dancing; benefits Renton Police Department youth education fund programs, 8 a.m.-3 p.m. July 9, Renton Memorial Stadium, 405 Logan Ave. N. Cost: $20 vehicle entry fee. Information: 425-226-4560

Cinema on the Piazza

Ongoing Conbalche plays salsa at 7 p.m. and an outdoor showing of “Patch Adams” at dusk; best “urban campsite” and movie theme costume contests and food, July 9, Piazza Park, South Third Street and Burnett Avenue South. Blankets and low-backed chairs only. July 16: Johnny Astro, lounge pop; “Breakfast at Tiffany’s.” July 23: Total Experience Gospel Choir; “Sky Captain and the World of Tomorrow.” Information: 425-226-4560 or www.ci.renton.wa.us/attract/movies.htm

Teen Creative Writing Workshop

Mon Writing exercises and tips for writers ages 12-18, 7 p.m. July 11, Fairwood Library, 17009 140th Ave. S.E. Information: 425-226-0522 or www.kcls.org/fair/programs.cfm

Farmers Market at the Piazza

Ongoing Fresh local produce, gourmet food items, flowers, Master Gardeners booth, cooking demonstrations, music and children’s activities, 3-7 p.m. Tuesdays through Sept. 20, Piazza Park, South Third Street and Burnett Avenue South. Information: 425-226-4560 or www.renton-chamber.com/farmersmarket.asp

Best Books for Teens

Plan Ahead Teens discuss the best books for 2005 and vote on “Hot Picks of the Month,” refreshments; for ages 12-18, 7 p.m. July 14, Fairwood Library, 17009 140th Ave. S.E. Information: 425-226-0522

Sammamish

Summer Nights in the Park

Thur Picnicking at 5 p.m. with 6:30-8 p.m. concerts, Thursdays July 7-Aug. 25, Pine Lake Park, Southeast 26th Street and 228th Avenue Southeast. Food available. July 7: Emerald City Throwdown, Motown. July 14: Yoka Enzeze, African rhythms. Information: 425-898-0660 or www.ci.sammamish.wa.us

Wastemobile

Plan Ahead Accepts hazardous household wastes such as pesticides, fluorescent light bulbs, paints and thinners, automotive and non-alkaline batteries and automotive products, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Friday-Sunday, July 15-17, Eastlake High School, 400 228th Ave. N.E. Information: 206-296-4692 or www.govlink.org/hazwaste/news/events.cfm

Sammamish Book Discussion Group

Plan Ahead “Blue Latitudes” by Tony Horwitz, 7 p.m. July 20, Sammamish Library, 825 228th Ave. N.E. Aug. 17: “The Master Butchers Singing Club” by Louise Erdich. Information: 425-836-8793

Woodinville

Music in the Park

Thur 7 p.m. Thursdays through Aug. 4, Cottage Lake Park, Northeast Woodinville-Duvall Road and 188th Avenue Northeast. July 7: The Toucans; steel drums. July 14: Randy Oxford Band; blues. July 21: Stone Road; bluegrass. Information: 425-788-5841

Woodinville Farmers Market

Ongoing Fresh produce and local artists, 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturdays through Oct. 15, Woodinville Community Center, 17401 133rd Ave. N.E. July 16: Dahlia Fest. July 23: Farm Fresh Cooking Demo. Information: 206-546-7960 or www.woodinvillefarmersmarket.com

Flag Swap

Sat-Sun Old, unusable American flags will be replaced with new ones, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. July 9-10, Albertsons, 14019 N.W. Woodinville-Duvall Rd. Information: 425-218-6473

Compiled by Nyssa Rogers.

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