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Twisted Tales

Wed Members of Seattle Knights bring fairytale characters to life and offer a chance to try on medieval armor and weapons, 7 p.m. Aug. 10, Bellevue Regional Library, 1111 110th Ave. N.E. Information: 425-450-1765

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Ongoing Live music, 6:30-8 p.m. second and fourth Thursdays, Crossroads Bellevue, 15600 N.E. Eighth St. Aug. 11: Kristen Connell. Aug. 25: Brad Warren. Information: 425-644-1111 or www.crossroadsbellevue.com

Bellevue Farmers Market

Ongoing Fresh produce, meats, eggs, flowers, baked goods and other items, 3-7 p.m. Thursdays through Oct. 13, First Presbyterian Church of Bellevue, 1717 Bellevue Way N.E. Aug. 11: Chef’s demonstration at 3:30 p.m. with Roland Oberholze from Sasi’s Café. Information: 425-454-8474 or www.bellevuefarmersmarket.org

Great Paperback Book Trades for Kids

Thur Paperback book exchange for children 6-12, 2-4 p.m. Aug. 11, Bellevue Regional Library, 1111 110th Ave. N.E. Information: 425-450-1765

Live at Lunch Summer Concert Series

Ongoing Live music, noon-1:30 p.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays through Sept. 15 at various downtown locations. Aug 11: Dudley Manlove, lounge music; Bellevue Galleria, 550 106th Ave. N.E. Aug 16: Last Drop, neo-soul; The Summit, 10900 N.E. Eighth St., Aug 18: Michael Powers Group, jazz blues, Bellevue Galleria. Aug 23: Ian Dobson’s Caribbean jazz; One Twelfth at Twelfth, 1110 112th Ave. N.E. Information: 425-453-1223 or www.bellevuelive.com/liveatlunch

“A Little Princess”

Fri-Sun Bellevue Youth Theatre’s adaptation of Frances Hodgson Burnett’s classic tale, 7 p.m. Friday; 1 and 7 p.m. Saturday; 2 p.m. Sunday, Theatre at Meydenbauer Center, 11100 N.E. Sixth St. Tickets: $8. Reservations: 206-325-6500 or www.ticketwindowonline.com

Mercer Slough Canoe Tours

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

Blueberry Farm Work Party

Sat Help pick blueberries for Hopelink food banks, 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Aug. 13, Mercer Slough Blueberry Farm, 2380 Bellevue Way S.E. Registration: 206-783-3088 or www.hope-link.org/takeaction/events

Single Parent Family Summer Program

Tues Dinner at 6 p.m. followed by a 7-8:30 p.m. workshop on routine car maintenance and what to ask at the repair shop; supervised after-dinner swimming and activities for children through sixth grade, Aug. 16, Bellevue Family YMCA back parking lot, 14230 Bel-Red Road. Cost: $1-$3 for dinner. Information: 425-747-1461, Ext. 136 or www.westminster.org

Anime and Manga Appreciation Club

Tues Drawing techniques, character and story discussions; for ages 12-18, 3:30-5:30 p.m. Aug. 17, Lake Hills Library, 15228 Lake Hills Blvd. Information: 425-747-3350 or www.kcls.org/lh/programs.cfm

P.F.L.A.G.

Plan Ahead provides support for parents, families and friends of lesbians and gays, 7 p.m. Aug. 18, First United Methodist Church, 1934 108th Ave. N.E. Information: 425-483-6642 or www.bellevue-pflag.org

Open Mike Night

Ongoing Opportunity for acoustic musicians to perform, 6-9 p.m. with 5:30 p.m. sign-up, 1st and 3rd Thursdays, Crossroads Bellevue, 15600 N.E. Eighth St. Information: 425-644-1111 or www.victorymusic.org

Slide Lecture: Whitesavage and Lyle

Plan Ahead Discussion of the artists’ combination of traditional blacksmithing methods and modern steel fabrication techniques, 6:30 p.m. Aug. 19, Bellevue Arts Museum Auditorium, 510 Bellevue Way N.E. Cost: $5 for non-members. Information: 425-519-0770

“Tarzan”

Plan Ahead Bellevue Youth Theatre’s production of Edgar Rice Burrough’s tale, 1 and 7 p.m. Aug. 20, Theatre at Meydenbauer Center, 11100 N.E. Sixth St. Tickets: $8. Reservations: 206-325-6500 or www.ticketwindowonline.com

Birding the Hotspots

Plan Ahead A field trip to this month’s best birding location in King County, hosted by East Lake Washington Audubon Society, 9 a.m.-noon Aug. 22. Meet before 9 a.m. at the north end of the Newport Hills Park & Ride, Lake Washington Boulevard Southeast and 113th Place Southeast. Cost: $2. Information: 425-450-0461 or www.elwas.org/events

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. July 27, Lake Hills Library, 15228 Lake Hills Blvd. Information: 425-747-3350 or www.kcls.org/lh/programs.cfm

Bothell

Ballroom Dance

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

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. Information: 425-483-2250 or www.countryvillagebothell.com

Music in the Park Concert Series

Ongoing 6:30-8 p.m. Fridays through Aug. 26, Park at Bothell Landing Amphitheater, 9919 N.E. 180th St. Aug. 12: Suffering Gaels, Irish folk. Aug. 19: Total Experience Gospel Choir. Information: 425-486-2768, Ext. 4422 or www.ci.bothell.wa.us

Fuchsia Show and Sale

Sat-Sun Sno-King Fuchsia Society annual event, noon-6 p.m. Saturday; 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 13-14, Country Village, 23732 Bothell-Everett Highway. Information: 425-483-2250 or www.countryvillagebothell.com

Vittles & VCR

Plan Ahead A home-cooked meal followed by the movie “Shall We Dance,” 6 p.m. Aug. 18, Northshore Senior Center, 10201 E. Riverside Drive. Cost: $4-$6 for dinner; movie free. Register by Aug. 16: 425-487-2441

Book Review Group

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

Pancake Breakfast

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

Carnation

A Royal Rumpus

Thur A slapstick look at royalty, 6:30 p.m. Aug. 11, Carnation Library, 4804 Tolt Ave. Information: 425-333-4398

Camlann Medieval Faire

Ongoing Recreated 14th century village fair with jousting, minstrels , craftspeople, games and food, 11:30 a.m.-6 p.m. Saturdays-Sundays through Aug. 28, Camlann Medieval Village, 10320 Kelley Road. Information: 425-788-8624 or www.camlann.org

Open Drumming Session

Plan Ahead An opportunity to explore the instruments and music of African-based rhythm; all experience levels welcome, 7-9:30 p.m. Aug. 14, 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 and products from Snoqualmie Valley farms, 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

Ongoing 5:30-7 p.m. children’s art activities; 6:30-8 p.m. concerts, Wednesdays through Aug. 31, McCormick Park, Northeast Stephens Street and Main Street. Rain site: Cherry Valley Elementary School multi-purpose room, 27601 N.E. Cherry Valley Rd. Aug. 10: Jujuba, Afrobeat and Juju music. Aug. 17: Stickshift Annie with Kimball & the Fugitives, jazz blues. Aug. 24: Electric Bonsai Band, Hilary Field & Scott Katz, vocals & acoustic guitar. Information: 425-788-2983 or www.cityofduvall.com/dac

The Dancing Princess

Thur Last Leaf Theatre presents a story based on Hans Christian Andersen’s tale, 7 p.m. Aug. 11, Duvall Library, 15619 N.E. Main St. Information: 425-788-1173

Fall City

Taming of the Shrew

Ongoing Shakespeare’s tale of the battle of the sexes performed in an outdoor forest setting, 8 p.m. Saturdays; 3 p.m. Saturdays and Sundays, through Sept. 4, Snoqualmie Falls Forest Theater, 36800 S.E. David Powell Rd. Tickets: $6-$16. Information: 425-222-7044 or www.foresttheater.org

Twisted Tales

Mon Members of Seattle Knights bring fairytale characters to life and offer chance to try on medieval armor and weapons, 6:30 p.m. Aug. 15, Fall City Library, 33415 S.E. 42nd Place. Information: 425-222-5951 or www.kcls.org/fc/programs.cfm

Issaquah

“Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat”

Wed-Sun Village Theatre’s KidStage SummerStock performs this musical parable, 7:30 p.m. Wednesday-Saturday; 2 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 10-14, Francis J. Gaudette Theatre, 303 Front St. N. Tickets: $9-$11. Reservations: 425-392-2202. Information: www.villagetheatre.org

Chocolate, Wine & All That Jazz

Thur Greater Issaquah Chamber of Commerce business after hours event with chocolate and wine tasting, factory tours, appetizer buffet from local restaurants and music; non-members welcome, age 21 and over only, 5:30-8 p.m. Aug. 11, Boehm’s Candies, 255 N.E. Gilman Blvd. Tickets: $25; advance only. Reservations: 425-392-7024 or www.issaquahchamber.com

Pickering Farm Summer Volkswalk

Sat Northwest Striders Volkssport Club hosts a 5k/10k trail walk along East Lake Sammamish Parkway through parts of Lake Sammamish State Park, 9 a.m.-noon registration, finishing by 3 p.m., Pickering Place’s big red barn, 1730 10th Ave. N.W. Information: 425-747-9641

Issaquah Public Market

Ongoing Fresh produce, cut flowers, baked goods, arts and crafts, 9 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturdays through Oct. 15, Pickering Barn, 1730 10th Ave. N.W. Information: 425-837-3311

Public Hearing

Mon The Mayor and City Council will hear public comments on a new ordinance restricting where registered sex offenders may live in the city, 7:30 p.m. Aug. 15, City Hall South, 135 E. Sunset Way. Information: 425-837-3000 or www.ci.issaquah.wa.us

Concerts on the Green

Ongoing Picnicking at 6 p.m. with music 7-8:30 p.m., Tuesdays through Aug. 30, Issaquah Community Center, 301 Rainier Blvd S. Food available; no pets. Aug. 16: Stolen Ogre, blues rock. Aug. 23: Islanders Steel Drum Band, reggae. Information: 425-837-3300 or www.ci.issaquah.wa.us/page.asp?navid=736

Strategy Games Club

Plan Ahead For students in grades 6-12; refreshments, 2:30-4:30 p.m. Aug. 26, Issaquah Library, 10 W. Sunset Way. Information: 425-392-5430 or www.kcls.org/iss/event.cfm

Concert in Issaquah Highlands

Plan Ahead The Rockafellers play classic rock and pop; picnicking, 5:30-7 p.m. Aug. 27, Issaquah Highlands Central Park, 1907 N.E. Park Drive. Information: 425-507-1111

Kenmore

World Music in the Park

Ongoing 6:30-8 p.m. Thursdays through Aug. 25, Saint Edward State Park, 14445 Juanita Drive N.E. Food available. Aug. 11: Foghorn String Band, old time music. Aug. 18: Quetzal, Latin alternative. Information: 425-602-3107 or www.ci.kenmore.wa.us

Kirkland

An Evening for Bookclubs!

Wed Information on book groups and reading clubs and recommendations on new titles, 7 p.m. Aug. 10, Parkplace Books, 348 Parkplace Center. Information: 425-828-6546

Children & Families Concert Series

Ongoing Family-friendly outdoor performances, 10 a.m. Wednesdays through Aug. 17, Marina Park, 25 Lake Shore Plaza. Aug. 10: Rhys Thomas’ Jugglemania. Aug. 17: Captain Bogg and Salty. Information: 425-587-3350 or www.ci.kirkland.wa.us

Wednesday Night Live!

Ongoing The theater lobby becomes a cabaret with live entertainment; 21 and older only, 8-10:30 p.m. most Wednesdays through August, Kirkland Performing Arts Center, 350 Kirkland Ave. Cost: $3; wine and beer available. Aug. 10: Open Mike Comedy. Aug. 17: Karaoke night. Information: 425-893-9900

Kirkland Wednesday Market

Ongoing Flowers, crafts and produce, 11:30 a.m.-6:30 p.m. Wednesdays 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, 25 Lake Shore Plaza. Parking at the Kirkland Library, 308 Kirkland Ave. Aug. 11: Henry Cooper Band, blues guitar. Aug. 16: Captain Bogg and Salty, pirate rock. Aug. 18: The Buckaroosters, Buck Owens cover band. Information: 425-587-3350 or www.ci.kirkland.wa.us

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. Aug. 11. Maps are available at the galleries. Information: 425-889-8212

“Mekhti”

Thur Author Amy Bassan reads and signs her new book, 7 p.m. Aug. 11, Parkplace Books, 348 Parkplace Center. Information: 425-828-6546

Teen Concerts

Fri-Sat One Carper Green, John Wayne, Dance and Arkham, 7 p.m. Aug. 12; Men in Style, Cecilia, The Good Posture and Lizzie Huffman, 7 p.m. Aug. 13, Kirkland Teen Union Building, 348 Kirkland Ave. Cost: $5. Information: 425-822-3088 or www.ktub.org

SCORE Business Counseling

Fri Volunteers from the Service Corps of Retired Executives offer advice to current and future small business owners, by appointment 1-4 p.m. Aug. 12, Kirkland Library, 308 Kirkland Ave. Registration: 425-822-2459

Sweet Dreams: A Patsy Cline Tribute

Fri-Sat CJ Harding performs a one-woman show, 8 p.m. Aug. 12-13, Kirkland Performance Center, 350 Kirkland Ave. Tickets: $10-$24. Reservations: 425-893-9900 or www.kpcenter.org

Mother-Daughter Book Club

Tues “Squashed” by Joan Bauer, 7 p.m. Aug. 16; for daughters age 12-15, Kingsgate Library, 12315 N.E. 143rd St. Information: 425-821-7686 or www.kcls.org/kings/programs.cfm

Book Bunch at Lunch

Ongoing Read any book by the author of the week and discuss it over a brown bag lunch; ages 8-12, noon Tuesdays through Aug. 23, Kingsgate Library, 12315 N.E. 143rd St. Aug. 16: Gary Paulsen. Aug. 23: Bruce Coville. Information: 425-821-7686 or www.kcls.org/kings/programs.cfm

“Glory After War”

Plan Ahead Author Colleen Cain reads and signs her new historical novel, 7 p.m. Aug. 17, Parkplace Books, 348 Parkplace Center. Information: 425-828-6546

Teen Science Fiction/Fantasy Book Club

Plan Ahead “Sign of the Qin,” by Laura Geringer Bass, 5:30 p.m. Aug. 17, Kingsgate Library, 12315 N.E. 143rd St. Information: 425-821-7686 or www.kcls.org/kings/programs.cfm

“Dead Man Docking”

Plan Ahead Author Mary Daheim reads and signs her latest “Bed-And-Breakfast” series novel, 7 p.m. Aug. 18, Parkplace Books, 348 Parkplace Center. Information: 425-828-6546

Socrates Café

Plan Ahead Monthly philosophical discussion group, 7 p.m. Aug. 19, Parkplace Books, 348 Parkplace Center. Information: 425-828-6546

French Conversation Club

Plan Ahead All ages and language skill levels welcome, 7-9 p.m. Aug. 22, Kirkland Library, 308 Kirkland Ave. Information: 425-822-2459 or www.kcls.org/kirk/programs.cfm

The Reading Circle Bookclub

Plan Ahead “American Pastoral” by Philip Roth, 7 p.m. Aug. 23, Parkplace Books, 348 Parkplace Center. Sept. 27: “A Blade of Grass” by Lewis DeSoto. Information: 425-828-6546

Kingsgate/Woodinville Libraries Book Discussion Group

Plan Ahead “The Mapmaker’s Wife: A True Tale of Love, Murder and Survival in the Amazon” by Robert Whitaker, 10 a.m.-noon. Aug. 27, Kingsgate Library, 12315 N.E. 143rd St. Sept. 24: “Girl With A Pearl Earring” by Tracy Chevalier. Information: 425-821-7686 or www.kcls.org/kings/programs.cfm

Mercer Island

Mostly Music in the Park

Ongoing Jo Miller & Her Burly Roughnecks play hillbilly honky-tonk swing for the final concert in the series, 7 p.m. Aug. 11, Mercerdale Park, Southeast 32nd Street and 77th Avenue Southeast. Information: 425-236-3545

Newcastle

Concerts in the Park

Ongoing 6:30-8 p.m. Wednesdays through Aug. 24, Lake Boren Park, 10310 S.E. 84th Way. Aug. 10: Timeless Soul, Motown. Aug. 17: Brickhouse Band, dance music. Information: 425-649-4444 www.ci.newcastle.wa.us

Movies in the Park

Ongoing Movies start at dusk, Fridays through Aug. 19, Lake Boren Park, 10310 S.E. 84th Way. Aug. 12: “E.T.” Aug. 19: “Shark Tale.” Information: 425-649-4444 or www.ci.newcastle.wa.us

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

Festival at Mt. Si

Fri-Sun Community festival formerly called Alpine Days with fireworks, parade, arts and crafts, food, contests and music, 6-9 p.m. Friday; 9 a.m.-9:45 p.m. Saturday with 10:30 a.m. parade and 9:45 p.m. fireworks; 10 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Sunday, Si View Community Center Park, 400 S.E. Orchard Drive. Information: 425-888-8535 or www.festivalatmtsi.org

Redmond

4 Alarm Concert Series

Ongoing Free all-ages concerts by local performers, 6:30 p.m. Wednesdays through Aug. 24, Old Fire House Teen Center, 16510 N.E. 79th St. Aug. 10: Your Heart Breaks and The Black Cat Orchestra. Aug. 17: The Robot Ate Me, Holy Ghost Revival and Some By Sea. Information: 425-556-2370 or www.theoldfirehouse.org

Summer Festival

Ends Fri Seattle Chamber Music Society performs a variety of classical music at 7 p.m. recitals and 8 p.m. concerts, Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays through Aug. 12, The Overlake School, 20301 N.E. 108th St. Tickets: $16-$150 concert hall admission; outdoor lawn admission free (bring blankets or chairs). Reservations: 206-283-8808 or www.seattlechambermusic.org

Summer Concert Series

Ongoing 4 p.m. Artwalk and children’s activities; 6:30 p.m. music, Wednesdays through Aug. 24, Redmond Town Center, 16495 N.E. 74th St. Aug. 10: Michael Powers, jazz guitar. Aug. 17: Type A Band, dance and disco hits. Information: 425-867-0808 or www.redmondtowncenter.com

Alison Krauss & Union Station

Wed Country and bluegrass concert with guest performance by Jerry Douglas, 8 p.m. Aug. 10, Marymoor Park Amphitheater, 6046 W. Lake Sammamish Parkway N.E. Tickets: $36-$57. Reservations: 206-628-0888 or www.ticketmaster.com

South 47 Farm

Ongoing Organic U-pick and fresh produce, 10 a.m.-5:30 p.m. Thursday-Saturday through Oct. 31, South 47 Farm, 15410 N.E. 124th St. Information: 425-869-9777 or www.south47farm.com

Morning Book Group

Thur “The Secret Live of Bees” by Sue Monk Kid, 10 a.m. Aug. 11, Redmond Regional Library, 15990 N.E. 85th St. Information: 425-885-1861

“The Complete History of America (Abridged)”

Ongoing Three actors attempt to portray the history of the U.S. in 90 minutes flat, 8:15 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays through Aug. 27 and Sept. 9-10; 2:15 p.m. matinee Aug. 21, SecondStory Repertory, 16587 N.E. 74th St. Tickets: $18-$24. Reservations: 425-881-6777 or www.secondstoryrep.org

Mommy & Me at the Farm

Ongoing Children 5 and under accompanied by an adult can learn about farm life, go on a hayride and pick something fresh from the fields, 10:30-11:30 a.m. Fridays through October; check in at the farmstand at 10:15 a.m., South 47 Farm, 14510 N.E. 124th St. Cost: $5 per child. Aug. 12: “Guess what’s hiding in a seed.” Information: 425-869-9777 or www.south47farm.com

Old Fire House Concerts

Ongoing All-ages venue with local performers, 8 p.m., Old Fire House Teen Center, 16510 N.E. 79th St. Aug. 12: Rock School Night with Cober, Free Verse, L.D. and the PrettyPretties and Via Ventura. Aug. 19: The Hollowpoints, The Recliners, Bad Otis and Contra. Aug. 20: The Damzels, Victor Van Slyk, The Batteries and Harlequin Fetus. Cost: $6. Information: 425-556-2389 or www.theoldfirehouse.org

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. Aug. 13: Natalie McMaster. Aug. 19: Delbert McClinton. Reservations: 206-628-0888 or www.ticketmaster.com

Redmond Saturday Market

Ongoing Fresh produce, flowers, plants, organic meats and eggs, arts and crafts and entertainment, 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturdays through Oct. 29, 7730 Leary Way. Aug. 20: Kid’s Day, youth may sell their handcrafted items; please register. Aug. 27: Music by the Djangomatics. Information: 425-556-0636 or www.redmondsaturdaymarket.homestead.com

Arts in the Parks

Ends Sun Rick Hartman’s toys and tales for the final night of the series, 7 p.m. Aug. 14, Anderson Park, 7802 168th Ave. N.E. Redmond Rain site: Old Redmond Schoolhouse Community Center, 16600 N.E. 80th St. Information: 425-556-2392 or www.redmond.gov

Shoes For Orphan Souls

Starts Mon Donations of new shoes, socks and shoelaces suitable for children ages 5-10 will be collected to benefit the Assistance League of the Eastside’s Operation School Bell program, 10 a.m.-9 p.m. Monday-Saturday; 11 a.m.-7 p.m. Sundays, Aug. 15-Sept. 30, Redmond Town Center Information Central, 16495 N.E. 74th St. Information: 425-867-0808 or www.redmondtowncenter.com

“Soul at Work”

Tues Author Margaret Benefiel will discuss her new book about the role of spirituality in corporate and non-profit organizations, 7 p.m. Aug. 16, Redmond Regional Library, 15990 N.E. 85th St. Information: 425-885-1861 or www.kcls.org/red/redprog.cfm

Sophisticated Swing Big Band

Plan Ahead Dancing to the music of the ’30s, ’40s and ’50s, 1-3:30 p.m. Aug. 19, Redmond Senior Center, 8703 160th Ave. N.E. Cost. $3. Information: 425-556-2314

Kings, Castles and Cockroaches!

Plan Ahead Sir Sound-a-Lot uses props and music to tell stories from the Middle Ages, 7 p.m. Aug. 25, Redmond Regional Library, 15990 N.E. 85th St. Information: 425-885-1861

Renton

Kidd Valley Family Concert Series

Ongoing 7 p.m. Wednesdays through Aug. 17, Gene Coulon Memorial Beach Park, 1201 Lake Washington Blvd. N. Aug. 10: Happy Hans, Austrian accordion and yodeling. Aug. 17: Tingstad and Rumbel, acoustic New Age. Information: 425-430-6700 or www.ci.renton.wa.us/attract/events.htm

Cinema on the Piazza

Ongoing Live music, best “urban campsite” contest and food, 7 p.m. with an outdoor movie at dusk; Saturdays through Aug. 27, Piazza Park, South Third Street and Burnett Avenue South. Blankets and low-backed chairs only. Aug. 13: Adhere, groove rock; “Shark Tale.” Aug. 20: A Cappella Flavor; “Sound of Music” sing-along. Information: 425-226-4560 or www.ci.renton.wa.us/attract/movies.htm

Farmers Market at the Piazza

Ongoing Fresh local produce, gourmet food items, 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

Meet a Tacoma Rainier

Tues A baseball player for the Tacoma Rainiers discusses his favorite books and signs autographs, 1 p.m. Aug. 16, Fairwood Library, 17009 140th Ave. S.E. Information: 425-226-0522 or www.kcls.org/fair/programs.cfm

Best Books for Teens

Plan Ahead Teens pizza party to wrap up the summer’s discussions of the best books for 2005; for ages 12-18, 6 p.m. Aug. 18, Fairwood Library, 17009 140th Ave. S.E. Information: 425-226-0522

Teen Advisory Council

Plan Ahead An opportunity for youth ages 12-18 to earn community service hours and gain leadership experience, 7 p.m. Aug. 25, Fairwood Library, 17009 140th Ave. S.E. Information: 425-226-0522

Sammamish

Summer Nights in the Park

Ongoing Picnicking at 5 p.m. with concert 6:30-8 p.m., Thursdays through Aug. 25, Pine Lake Park, 2615 228th Ave. S.E. Food available. Parking at Discovery Elementary, 2300 228th Ave. S.E. Aug. 11: Randy Oxford Band, blues rock. Aug. 18: Route 66, big band swing. Information: 425-898-0660 or www.ci.sammamish.wa.us

Sammamish Book Discussion Group

Plan Ahead “The Master Butchers Singing Club” by Louise Erdich, 7 p.m. Aug. 17, Sammamish Library, 825 228th Ave. N.E. Sept. 21: “A Tree Grows in Brooklyn” by Betty Smith. Information: 425-836-8793 or www.kcls.org/samm/programs.cfm

Woodinville

2005 Seattle Street of Dreams

Ongoing Tour of seven Nolan Woods homes featuring the latest in architecture, interior design, landscaping and technology; workshops, demonstrations and food, 10 a.m.-9 p.m. daily through Aug. 14. Parking at Woodinville High School, 19819 136th Ave. N.E. Tickets: $14.50-$17.50. Information: 206-654-4663 or www.seattlestreetofdreams.com

Illuminated

Wed Learn about illuminated manuscripts from the Middle Ages and how to make your own; ages 6 and older, 10:30 a.m. Aug. 10, Woodinville Library, 17105 Avondale Road N.E. Information: 425-788-0733

Lunchtime Summer Concert Series

Ends Thur Hawaiian music and dance with Naki’i and Apatoerau, and lei-making for the final concert of the series, noon-1:15 p.m. Aug. 11, DeYoung Park, 13680 N.E. 175th St. Rain site: Woodinville Community Center, 17401 133rd Ave. N.E. Information: 425-984-2346 or www.ci.woodinville.wa.us

Chef’s Day at the Market

Sat Local celebrity chefs from Rover’s, Ristorante Italianissimo and The Herbfarm Restaurant give demonstrations using produce from the market, 10 a.m., noon and 1 p.m. at the Woodinville Farmer’s Market, Woodinville Community Center, 17401 133rd Ave. N.E. Information: 206-546-7960 or www.woodinvillefarmersmarket.com

Compiled by Nyssa Rogers.

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