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Ongoing Donations of household items such as plates, pillows, sheets and utensils are needed for young adults leaving foster homes, 10 a.m.-8 p.m. Mondays-Saturdays, 11 a.m.-6 p.m. Sundays through March 21. Factoria Mall Information Booth, 4089 Factoria Blvd. S.E. Information: 425-747-7344


Abstract Art Show


Ongoing Display of paintings, jewelry and pottery by 12 local artists continues through March 16, East Shore Gallery, 12700 S.E. 32nd St. Gallery hours: 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Mondays through Fridays and by appointment. Information: 425-747-3780


Conversation Cafe


Ongoing Drop-in conversation with common-sense ground rules, 7-8:30 p.m. Thursdays, near Starbucks in the Eastside Public Market at Crossroads Bellevue, 15600 N.E. Eighth St. . Information: 425-888-9609 or www.conversationcafe.org


Late Night Music at Crossroads Bellevue


Fri-Sat Traditional Celtic music by An Tua, 7:30-10 p.m. Friday, March 11, Crossroads Bellevue MarketStage, 15600 N.E. Eighth St. Saturday, March 12: How’s Bayou performs Cajun music. Information: 425-644-1111 or www.crossroadsbellevue.com


Bill Harley in Concert


Sat Entertainment for the whole family, noon Saturday, March 12, Bellevue Regional Library, 1111 110th Ave. N.E. Information: 425-450-1765 or www.kcls.org/brl/bellprog1.cfm


Book Discussion


Plan Ahead “When the Emperor Was Divine,” by Julie Otsuka, 10 a.m.-noon Wednesday, March 16, Bellevue Regional Library, 1111 110th Ave. N.E. Information: 425-450-1765


Anime and Manga Appreciation Club


Plan Ahead Drawing techniques, character and story discussions and information on new titles for youth ages 12-18, 3:30 p.m. Wednesday, March 16, Lake Hills Library, 15228 Lake Hills Blvd. Information: 425-747-3350


Ethnobotany


Plan Ahead Discussion about the historic uses of native plants and resources, 7 p.m. Thursday, March 17, Winters House, 2101 Bellevue Way S.E. Information: 425-450-1049


How Free Is Our Will?


Plan Ahead Discussion led by Northwest Branch of the Theosophical Society, 7:30-8:45 p.m. Thursday, March 17, Bellevue Regional Library 1111 110th Ave. N.E. Information: 425-644-7725


St. Patrick’s Day Dance


Plan Ahead Live music by Sound of Swing, 8-10 p.m. Thursday, March 17, North Bellevue Community and Senior Center, 4063 145th Ave. N.E. Cost: $5. Information: 425-452-7681


Country Crafts


Plan Ahead Handcrafted folk art, gourmet foods, home furnishings and garments and accessories, 10 a.m.-8 p.m. Thursday and Friday; 10 a.m. Saturday, March 19, Vasa Park Resort, 3549 W. Lake Sammamish Parkway S.E. Information: 425-888-1798


P.F.L.A.G. Meeting


Plan Ahead Provides support for parents, families and friends of lesbians and gays at 7 p.m. Thursday, March 17, First United Methodist Church, 1934 108th Ave. N.E. Information: 206-325-7724


Eastside Mothers and More


Plan Ahead Provide support, education and advocacy for mothers, 7-9 p.m. Thursday, March 17, East Shore Unitarian Church, 12700 S.E. 32nd St. Topic: Recipe swap and chapter elections. Information: 206-948-2142 or www.eastsidemothersandmore.org


Ladies Musical Club Concert


Plan Ahead Performance of music by Paine, Brahms, Frescobaldi, Purcell, Handel, Schubert and Fauré, 3 p.m. Sunday, March 20, First United Methodist Church, 1934 108th Ave. N.E. Information: 425-673-5564


Book Group


Plan Ahead “Girl in Hyacinth Blue,” by Susan Vreeland, 7:30 p.m. Monday, March 21, Newport Way Library, 14250 S.E. Newport Way. Information: 425-747-2390 or www.kcls.org/npw/programs.cfm


Conscience and the Constitution


Plan Ahead Film screening and discussion about a group of Japanese Americans during World War II, 7-8:30 p.m. Tuesday, March 22, Bellevue Community College, 3000 Landerholm Circle S.E. Information: 425-462-9600


Teen Advisory Board


Plan Ahead Volunteers ages 12-18 are needed to help plan teen-related events; community service hours available, 3:30 p.m. Wednesday, March 23, Lake Hills Library, 15228 Lake Hills Blvd. Information: 425-747-3350 or www.kcls.org/lh/programs.cfm


Bothell



Catching the Moment: From Sketch to Canvas


Ongoing Display of paintings by Lyla Jacobsen continues through March 29, Kaewyn Gallery at FrameWright Custom Picture Framing, 10101 Main St. Gallery hours: 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Tuesdays through Thursdays; 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Fridays; 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturdays. Information: 425-483-7385


St. Patrick’s Day Celebration


Plan Ahead Corned beef and cabbage dinner, 4-6 p.m. Friday, March 18, Northshore Senior Center, 10201 E. Riverside Drive. Cost: $5-$8. Reservations: 425-487-2441


Music for the Whole Child: Movin’ and Groovin’ with Singing and Sign Language


Plan Ahead Workshop for parents and educators on songs to teach in sign language and how to integrate music into curriculum to encourage literacy skills, 1 p.m. Saturday, April 2, Bothell Regional Library, 18215 98th Ave. N.E. Adults only; STARS credit available. Registration begins March 19: 425-486-7811 or www.kcls.org/stars/registration


Carnation



Sno-Valley Tilth Meeting


Plan Ahead Potluck dinner with discussion by Bonnie Rice of Washington Sustainable Food and Farming Network, 6 p.m. dinner; 7 p.m. meeting, Monday, March 14, Carnation Tree Farm, 31523 N.E. 40th St. Bring a dish to share. Information: 360-794-6081 or info@snovalleytilth.org


Issaquah



Issaquah Garden Club


Wed “Responsible Pruning” presented by author and Master Gardener Cass Turnbull, 10 a.m. Wednesday, March 9, Issaquah Creek Manor, 750 17th Ave. N.E. Information: 425-313-0377


Kids Night Out


Fri Crafts and games for children ages 5-12, 6-9 p.m. Friday, March 11, Issaquah Community Center, 301 Rainier Blvd. S. Cost: $7-$10. Registration by March 9: 425-837-3300


Hobby and Volunteer Expo


Sat Hobby groups and volunteer opportunities, 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturday, March 12, Pickering Barn, 1730 10th Ave. N.W. Information: 425-837-3300


Play It By Heart


Plan Ahead Village Theatre presents a musical about a country singer struggling to stay true to the music she loves, opens March 16 and continues through April 24 with shows 8 p.m. Wednesdays through Saturdays; 2 p.m. Saturdays and Sundays (except March 26); 7 p.m. Sundays (except March 20 and April 24); 8 p.m. Tuesday, April 19, followed by a post-show discussion, Francis J. Gaudette Theatre, 303 Front St. N. Tickets: $32-$45. Reservations: 425-392-2202


Revolution Gallery


Ongoing Exhibit of new block prints by local artist Amanda Kindregan continues through March 31, 317 N.W. Gilman Blvd. #26. Gallery hours: 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Mondays-Wednesdays and Saturday; 10 a.m.-7 p.m. Thursdays and Fridays; 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Sundays. Information: 425-392-4982


Rapture


Ongoing Display of paintings, collages and sculptures by Issaquah artist Dixie Parker-Fairbanks continues through March 30, University House at Issaquah, 22975 S.E. Black Nugget Road. Gallery hours: 9 a.m.-6 p.m. daily. Information: 425-557-4200


Leprechaun Hunt


Plan Ahead Crafts, games and snacks, 4-5:30 p.m. Thursday, March 17, Issaquah Community Center, 301 Rainier Blvd. S. Cost: $10. Registration: 425-837-3300


Conversation Café


Plan Ahead Drop-in conversation with common-sense ground rules, 7-8:30 p.m. Mondays, March 7 and 21, Issaquah Library meeting room, 10 W. Sunset Way. Information: 206-383-1900 or 425-836-8846 or www.conversationcafe.org


Last Exit


Plan Ahead Village Theatre’s KIDSTAGE Company presents an original teen musical about a school trip that ends in tragedy, 7:30 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays; 2 p.m. Saturdays March 25-April 2, 7 p.m. Sunday, March 27 and 2 p.m. Sunday, April 3, Village Theatre’s First Stage, 120 Front Street N. Not recommended for children ages 13 and under. Tickets: $8-$9. Reservations: 425-392-2202


District-wide Middle School Dance


Plan Ahead For youth in grades 6-8 with ASB card, 7-10 p.m. Friday, March 25, Issaquah Community Center, 301 Rainier Blvd. S. Dress code enforced. Cost: $5. Information: 425-837-3300


Kenmore



Writer’s Workshop


Ongoing Encouragement, positive critique and inspiration led by Frances Dayee, 1 p.m. Thursdays through March 24, Kenmore Library, 18138 73rd Ave. N.E. Information: 425-486-8747 or www.kcls.org/kenm/programs.cfm


Great Blue Heron Walk and Talk


Fri Guided tour with an Audubon specialist followed by slideshow, discussion and refreshments, 11 a.m. Friday, March 11, Kenmore Library,, 18138 73rd Ave. N.E. Information: 425-486-8747 or www.kcls.org/kenm/programs.cfm


Kirkland



Kirkland Art Walk


Thur 18 downtown Kirkland galleries within walking distance of each other have extended hours, with artists’ receptions at some galleries, 6-9 p.m. Thursday, March 10. Maps are available at the galleries. Information: 425-889-8212


A Slice of Life


Starts Thur Display of new paintings by 18 artists opens with a reception 6-9 p.m. Thursday, March 10 and continues through April 3, Howard/Mandville Gallery, 120 Park Lane, Kirkland. Information: 425-889-8212 or www.howardmandville.com


Parklane Gallery


Ongoing Display of new paintings by Ricardo Campagnoli and Susan Lusa continues through April 3 with an artists’ reception 6-9 p.m. Thursday, March 10, 130 Park Lane. Gallery hours: 11 a.m.-6 p.m. daily. Information: 425-827-1462


Brubeck Brothers Quartet


Sat Live jazz and funk, 8 p.m. Saturday, March 12, Kirkland Performance Center, 350 Kirkland Ave. Tickets: $10-$27. Reservations: 425-898-8900


Teen Concerts


Sat Live music by Asahi, Drew Victor, Lillydale and Advanced Beginner, 7:30 p.m. Saturday, March 12, Kirkland Teen Union Building, 348 Kirkland Ave. Cost: $5. Information: 425-822-3088


Public Hearing


Tues Opportunity to comment on the Environmental Assessment for the Kirkland Nickel Project, 4-7 p.m. Tuesday, March 15, City of Kirkland Maintenance Center, 915 Eighth St. Information: 425-456-8526


Teen Science Fiction/Fantasy Book Club


Plan Ahead “The Ill-Made Mute,” by Cecilia Dart-Thornton, 5:30 p.m. Wednesday, March 16, Kingsgate Library, 12315 N.E. 143rd St. Information: 425-821-7686 or www.kcls.org/kings/programs.cfm


Centennial Sunday — Music 100 Years Young


Plan Ahead Washington Old Time Fiddlers present music inspired by Kirkland’s Centennial; for school age children and older, 1-3 p.m. Sunday, March 20, Kirkland Library, 308 Kirkland Ave. Registration: 425-822-2459


Pysanka: Ukrainian Written Eggs


Plan Ahead Hands-on workshop on how to design and create decorated eggs using traditional Ukrainian methods; for ages 11 to adult, 7 p.m. Wednesday, March 23, Kingsgate Library, 12315 N.E. 143rd St. Bring two raw eggs, candle, candleholder and pencil. Registration: 425-821-7686


“Kids, Parents and Power Struggles: Winning for a Lifetime”


Plan Ahead A Tools for Parents lecture presented by author and educator Mary Sheedy Kurcinka on how to use power struggles as a way to connect with children and teach life skills, 7-9 p.m. Thursday, March 24, Kirkland Performance Center, 350 Kirkland Ave. Tickets: $12-$15. Reservations: 800-838-3006 or www.brownpapertickets.com


Li’l Sprouts Spring Fling Fair


Plan Ahead Games and activities for children ages 5 and under with a parent, 2-4 p.m. Friday, March 25, North Kirkland Community Center, 12421 103rd Ave. N.E. Cost: $7. Registration: 425-587-3336


Medina



Return to Glory


Plan Ahead Lecture and slide show about the restoration of the Sistine Chapel with music performed by the Seattle Choral Company, 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, March 23, St. Thomas Episcopal Church, 8398 N.E. 12th St. N.E. Information: 425-454-9541


Mercer Island



Mercer Island Classics on Film


Sun Movie screening of The Irish R.M., episodes I and II, 1:30-3:30 p.m. Sunday, March 13, Mercer Island Library, 4400 88th Ave. S.E. Information: 206-236-1465


Purim Carnival


Plan Ahead Celebration with carnival booths, entertainment, prizes, refreshments and a Purim costume contest, noon-3 p.m. Sunday, March 20, Stroum Jewish Community Center, 3801 E. Mercer Way. Information: 206-232-7115


Between Past and Future: New Photography and Video from China


Plan Ahead Slide show preview of the Seattle Art Museum exhibit, 7 p.m. Wednesday, March 23, Mercer Island Library, 4400 88th Ave. S.E. Information: 206-236-3537


Live Jazz at Lunchtime


Plan Ahead Music by pianist Richard Dean, 12:30 p.m. Thursday, March 24, Stroum Jewish Community Center, 3801 E. Mercer Way. Cost: $1 for refreshments. Information: 206-232-7115


Food for the Optimal You Lecture Series


Plan Ahead “Mental Gymnastics: Food and Mood,” 7-8:30 p.m. Thursday, March 24, Stroum Jewish Community Center, Stroum Jewish Community Center, 3801 E. Mercer Way. Cost: $15. April 14: Power Eating: Build Muscle, Boost Energy, Cut Fat. Registration: 206-232-7115, ext. 272 or karlaa@sjcc.org


North Bend



Buck and Elizabeth


Fri Live musical performance with dancing, ventriloquism and humor, 6:30-8:30 p.m. Friday, March 11, Si View Community Center, 400 S.E. Orchard Drive. Information: 425-831-1900 or 425-888-2777


Redmond



Open House


Wed Information about the draft Transportation Master Plan, a chance to ask questions of staff and elected officials; refreshments, 4:30-7 p.m. Wednesday, March 9, Public Safety Building, 8701 160th Ave. N.E. Information: 425-556-2427


Teen Dinners


Ongoing Hot food for teens ages 13-19, 6 p.m. Wednesdays, Old Fire House Teen Center, 16510 N.E. 79th St. Information: 425-556-2370


Kind Hearts and Coronets


Starts Thur SecondStory Repertory presents a comedy about a would-be Duke who murders his way up the line of succession, opens with a pay-what-you-can preview 8:15 p.m. Thursday, March 10 and continues through April 2 with shows 8:15 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays and a 2:15 p.m. matinee, Sunday, March 27, SecondStory Repertory, 16587 N.E. 74th St. Tickets: $16-$20. Reservations: 425-881-6777


Rehearsal for Murder


Ends Fri Redmond High School presents a thriller about a playwright whose newest play unravels the mystery of his murdered fiancée, 7:30 p.m. Thursdays and Fridays through March 11, Redmond High School Performing Arts Center, 17272 N.E. 104th St. Tickets: $6-$11. Reservations: 425-498-7159


Redmond Historical Society


Sat “Lifting the Veil at Slough House Park,” a discussion of the carvers Dudley Carter and Ralph Bennett, 10:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Saturday, March 12, Old Redmond Schoolhouse Community Center, 16600 N.E. 80th St. Information: 425-885-2919 or www.redmondhistory.org


Eastside Symphony Orchestra


Sun Music by Vieuxtemps, Lalo and Beethoven, 2 p.m. Sunday, March 13, Redmond High School Performing Arts Center, 17272 N.E. 104th St. Tickets: $5-$7. Information: 425-462-5231


When Counting Sheep Doesn’t Work


Mon Information on common sleeping problems and advancements in diagnosis and treatment of sleep disorders, 10:15-11:30 a.m. Monday, March 14, Redmond Senior Center, 8703 160th Ave. N.E. Registration: 425-556-2314


Sophisticated Swing Big Band


Plan Ahead Dancing to the music of the 30s, 40s and 50s, 1-3:30 p.m. Friday, March. 18, Redmond Senior Center, 8703 160th Ave. N.E. Cost. $3. Information: 425-556-2314


All Ages Concert


Plan Ahead Live music by Bizarro, TOP, Fade Away and Boondoggle., 8 p.m. Friday, March 18, Old Fire House, 16510 N.E. 79th St. Cost: $6. Information: 425-556-2389


Redmond Toddler Group Carnival


Plan Ahead Games and activities for children ages 1-5, raffles and food, 9 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturday, March 19, Evergreen Junior High School, 6900 208th Ave. N.E. Cost: $5 admission/ family; 50¢ game tickets. Information: 425-836-1335


Between Past and Future: New Photography and Video from China


Plan Ahead Slide show preview of the Seattle Art Museum exhibit, 7 p.m. Monday, March 21, Redmond Regional Library, 15990 N.E. 85th St. Information: 425-885-1861


Living with Fibromyalgia


Plan Ahead Presentation by Evergreen Hospital Medical Center, 10:15-11:30 a.m. Monday, March 21, Redmond Senior Center, 8703 160th Ave. N.E. Registration: 425-556-2314


Glory of Easter Pageant


Plan Ahead Presented by Washington Cathedral, 7 p.m. Thursday-Saturday; 5 p.m. Saturday; 9, 10:45 a.m. and 12:30 p.m. Sunday, March 24-27, Washington Cathedral, 12300 Woodinville-Redmond Road N.E. Free; tickets required. Childcare available. Reservations: 425-869-5433


Renton



Teen Writing Group


Thur Writing exercises and tips for youth ages 12-18, 7 p.m. Thursday, March 10, Fairwood Library, 17009 140th Ave. S.E. Information: 425-226-0522


Lively Minds Book Group


Tues “The Road from Coorain,” by Jill Ker Conway, 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, March 15, Fairwood Library, 17009 140th Ave. S.E. Information: 425-226-0522


Daytime Book Group


Plan Ahead “Seven Sisters,” by Margaret Drabble, 12:30 p.m. Wednesday, March 16, Fairwood Library, 17009 140th Ave. S.E. Information: 425-226-0522


Between Past and Future: New Photography and Video of China


Plan Ahead Slide show preview of the Seattle Art Museum exhibit, 7 p.m. Thursday, March 17, Fairwood Library, 17009 140th Ave. S.E. Information: 425-226-0522


Sammamish



Merrie Olde England


Sun Music by Sammamish Symphony Orchestra, 2 p.m. Sunday, March 13, Eastlake High School Performing Arts Theater, 300228th Ave. N.E. Tickets: $7-$30. Reservations: 206-517-7777 or www.ticketweb.com


Book Discussion Group


Plan Ahead “The Kite Runner,” by Khaled Hosseini, 7 p.m. Wednesday, March 16, Sammamish Library, 825 228th Ave. N.E. Information: 425-836-8793


Woodinville



Private Lives


Ends Sun Woodinville Repertory Theatre presents a comedy about men, women and romance, 7:30 p.m. Thursdays-Saturdays; 2 p.m. Sundays through March 13, Wellington Hills Country Club, 7026 240th St. S.E. Tickets: $10-$15. Reservations: 425-481-8502. Information: www.woodinvillerep.org


All the Way Home


Ends Sat Woodinville High School Theatre Company presents the story of a boy forced to deal with the death of his father; based on the novel, “A Death in the Family,” by James Agee, 7:30 p.m. Thursdays-Saturdays through March 12, with a question and answer session on March 11, Woodinville High School Auditorium, 19819 136th Ave. N.E. Tickets: $6.50-$10. Reservations: 425-486-7333 or www.woodinvilledrama.org


The Mayor Is In


Plan Ahead Woodinville mayor Don Brocha and city council members will discuss city programs, events and issues, 9-11 a.m. Saturday March 19, April 2 and 30, City Hall, 17301 133rd Ave. N.E. Information: 425-877-2267 or www.ci.woodinville.wa.us

Compiled by Angie Ma

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