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Anime and Manga Appreciation Club


Wed Drawing techniques, character and story discussions and information on new titles; for youth ages 12-18, 3:30 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 16, Lake Hills Library, 15228 Lake Hills Blvd. Information: 425-747-3350 or www.kcls.org/lh/programs.cfm

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Eastside Mothers and More


Thur Provides support, education and advocacy for mothers, 7-9 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 17, East Shore Unitarian Church, 12700 S.E. 32nd St. Topic: Managing Mommy Stress and Anger. Information: 206-948-2142 or www.eastsidemothersandmore.org


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


P.F.L.A.G. Meeting


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


A Classic Waltz Through Eastern Europe


Thur Historic slide show featuring Hungary, Slovakia, Poland and the Czech Republic, 7 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 17, Bellevue Regional Library, 1111 110th Ave. N.E. Information: 425-450-1765


Is There Truth in All Religions?


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



Anansi the Spider and Other Tales from Africa


Sat Performance by Clay Martin’s Puppet Theater in celebration of Black History Month, 11 a.m. Saturday, Feb. 19, Bellevue Regional Library, 1111 110th Ave. N.E. Information: 425-450-1765


Ladies Musical Club Concert


Sun Performance of music by Bach, Mendelssohn and Schumann, 3 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 20, First United Methodist Church, 1934 108th Ave. N.E. Information: 425-673-5564


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


Opera Preview: “Florencia in the Amazons”


Tues Discussion about Daniel Catan’s tale about an opera singer who returns to South America to find her former lover, 7 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 22, Aldersgate United Methodist Church, 14230 Newport Way. Information: 425-747-2390 or www.kcls.org/npw/programs.cfm


Russian Graphics Exhibit


Ongoing Display of works by Stanislav Nikireev, Sergey Tsygal, Olga Okuneva and Margarita Kuzminskaya continues through Feb. 23, Fine Art Vision Gallery, 3833 156th Ave. S.E. Gallery hours: 4-7 p.m. Tuesdays and Wednesday; and by appointment. Information: 425-681-9772 or www.fineartvision.com


Book Group


Plan Ahead “Population, 485: Meeting Your Neighbors One Siren at a Time,” by Michael Perry, 7:30 p.m. Monday, Feb. 28, Newport Way Library, 14250 S.E. Newport Way. Information: 425-747-2390 or www.kcls.org/npw/programs.cfm


The Magic Teakettle


Plan Ahead Thistle Theatre presents a Japanese bunraku puppet show, 2 and 4 p.m. Saturday and Sunday, March 5-6, KidsQuest Children’s Museum Factoria Mall, 4089 Factoria Blvd. S.E. Tickets: $7-$9. Reservations: 206-524-3388


Bothell



Financial Series


Wed “Estate Planning for You and Your Heirs,” 2-3:30 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 16, Northshore Senior Center, 10201 E. Riverside Drive. Feb. 23: Legal Strategies for Long Term Care. Registration: 425-487-2441


Open House and Bridal Fair


Fri Tour of facilities and information from caterers, florists, photographers and DJs, 5-8 p.m. Friday, Feb. 18, Courtyard Hall at Country Village, 720 238th St. S.E. Suite H. Information: 425-402-9818


Pancake Breakfast


Sat Benefits the senior center’s Health and Wellness Equipment Fund, 8-11:30 a.m. Saturday, Feb. 19, Northshore Senior Center, 10201 E. Riverside Drive. Cost: $4-$5. Reservations: 425-487-2441


Tropical Breezes


Ongoing Exhibit of works in water media by Northwest artist Beverly Fotheringham continues through March 1, 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


Communicating with Your Adult Children and Grandchildren


Tues Presentation by Evergreen Hospital Medical Center, 12:45-2 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 22, Northshore Senior Center, 10201 E. Riverside Drive. Registration: 425-487-2441


Matters of the Heart Series


Thur “How to Follow a Heart Healthy Diet,” workshop led by Evergreen Hospital Medical Center, 1-2:30 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 24, Northshore Senior Center, 10201 E. Riverside Drive. March 3: Self-Care and Exercise. Registration: 425-487-2441


Nursing Career Advancement Day


Plan Ahead Health care employers and schools will be available to discuss nursing career and educational opportunities, 12:30-3:30 p.m. Friday, Feb. 25, University of Washington Bothell Campus, 18115 Campus Way N.E. Information: 425-352-5320


Duvall



Benefit Concert


Plan Ahead Breath of Aire Choir performs worship music to benefit the South African Educational Relief Fund, 4 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 27, Cedarcrest High School Performing Arts Center, 29000 N.E. 150th St. Tickets: $10. Reservations: 425-844-1769


Poetry Reading


Plan Ahead Readings by poet Gloria Burgess, 6 p.m. open mike; 7 p.m. reading, Monday, Feb. 28, P&G Speakeasy Cafe, 15614 Main St. Information: 425-844-2766


Issaquah



Book Club


Wed “Kindred,” by Octavia Butler, 7 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 16, Issaquah Library, 10 W. Sunset Way. Information: 425-392-5430 or www.kcls.org/iss/event.cfm


Anansi the Spider and Other Tales from Africa


Wed Clay Martin’s Puppet Theater presents folktales from Africa for children ages 4-7, in celebration of Black History Month, 11:15 a.m. Wednesday, Feb. 16, Issaquah Library, 10 W. Sunset Way. Information: 425-392-5430 or www.kcls.org/iss/event.cfm


Steel Magnolias


Ongoing Village Theatre presents Robert Harling’s play about how six women survive the best and worst of life, continues through Feb. 27 with shows 8 p.m. Wednesdays through Saturdays; 2 p.m. Saturday and Sundays; 7 p.m. Sundays (except Feb. 27); 8 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 22 followed by a post-show discussion, Francis J. Gaudette Theatre, 303 Front St. N. Tickets: $32-$45. Reservations: 425-392-2202


Crochet and Knitting Seminars


Sat Hands-on workshop by Issaquah multi-media artist Rebecca Lynn Baker, 1-3 p.m. knitting basics; 3:30-5:30 p.m. crochet basics; 5:30-6 p.m. bead crochet for those with experience, Saturday, Feb. 19, Universal Energy Martial Arts School, 1175 N.W. Gilman Blvd. Registration: 425-351-9709. Information: www.hadarah.com


Fruit Tree Workshop


Sat How to grow productive fruit trees and pruning demonstration, 10-11 a.m. Saturday, Feb. 19, Hayes Nursery, 12504 Issaquah-Hobart Road S.E. Registration: 425-391-4166


Paperback Book Exchange


Plan Ahead Children from preschool through 6th grade may exchange up to 10 books, 2 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 24, Issaquah Library, 10 W. Sunset Way. Information: 425-392-5430


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


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


Pruning Workshop


Plan Ahead How to prune trees and shrubs and how to care for blueberries and raspberries, 10-11 a.m. Saturday, Feb. 26, Hayes Nursery, 122504 Issaquah-Hobart Road S.E. Registration: 425-391-4166


Kenmore



Animal Stories from Africa


Wed Presentation by a Woodland Park Zoo storyteller, in celebration of Black History Month, 7 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 16, Kenmore Library, 18138 73rd Ave. N.E. Information: 425-486-8747 or www.kcls.org/kenm/programs.cfm


Writer’s Workshop


Plan Ahead Encouragement, positive critique and inspiration led by Frances Dayee, 1 p.m. Thursdays, March 3-24, Kenmore Library, 18138 73rd Ave. N.E. Information: 425-486-8747


Kirkland



Mother-Daughter Book Club


Wed “The Kite Rider,” by Geraldine McCaughrean; for daughters ages 12-15, 7 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 16, Kingsgate Library, 12315 N.E. 143rd St. Information: 425-821-7686 or www.kcls.org/kings/programs.cfm


Teen Science Fiction/Fantasy Book Club


Wed “Dragon Bones,” by Patricia Briggs, 5:30 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 16, Kingsgate Library, 12315 N.E. 143rd St. Information: 425-821-7686 or www.kcls.org/kings/programs.cfm


Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street in Concert


Fri-Sat Eastside Musical Theatre presents a musical thriller set in Victorian London about a murderous barber and his resourceful partner in crime, 8 p.m. Friday and Saturday, 2 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 18-20, Kirkland Performance Center, 350 Kirkland Ave. Tickets: $12-$20. Not recommended for children under 13. Reservations: 425-893-9900 or www.kpcenter.org


Parklane Gallery


Ongoing Exhibit of new paintings by Susanne Werner and Janet Wold continues through March 6, 130 Park Lane, . Gallery hours: 11 a.m.-6 p.m. daily. Information: 425-827-1462


Abstract/Distract


Ongoing Display of paintings by Beth Adams, Cerj LaLonde, Marlys Mallet, Michael Nisperos and Glenn Ossiander continues through March 6, Berozkina Gallery, 9 Lake St. Gallery hours: 11 a.m.-6 p.m. Tuesdays-Saturdays; noon-5 p.m. Sundays. Information: 425-803-5032


Howard/Mandville Gallery


Ongoing Display of paintings by Pam Ingalls and Andre Kohn continues through Feb. 27, 120 Park Lane. Gallery hours: 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Mondays through Saturdays; 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Sundays. Information: 425-889-8212 or www.howardmandville.com


Heart to Heart — Romantic Adventures


Ongoing Display of new works by Seattle artist, writer and illustrator Debbie Tomassi and sculptures by Lynn DiNino continues through March 6, Gunnar Nordstrom Gallery, 127 Lake St. S. Gallery hours: 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Mondays through Saturdays; 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Sundays. Information: 425-827-2822 or www.gunnarnordstromgallery.com


I Love You, You’re Perfect, Now Change


Plan Ahead Nation tour of the off-Broadway music comedy about modern-day suburban dating, romance and marriage, 8 p.m. Friday and Saturday; 2 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 25-26, Kirkland Performance Center, 350 Kirkland Ave. Tickets: $10-$29. Reservations: 425-893-9900


Multicultural History with Music


Plan Ahead Live music from the early Swing era through the 60s, in celebration of Black History Month, 1 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 26, Kirkland Library, 308 Kirkland Ave. Information: 425-822-2459


Book Discussion Group


Plan Ahead “When the Emperor Was Divine: A Novel,” by Julie Otsuka, 10 a.m. Saturday, Feb. 26, Kingsgate Library, 12315 N.E. 143rd St. Information: 425-821-7686


Music Imitating Life: A Baroque Pops Concert


Plan Ahead Family show by recorder virtuoso Vicki Boeckman and Seattle performers Margriet Tindemans and Jillon Stoppels Dupree, 2 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 27, Kirkland Performance Center, 350 Kirkland Ave. Tickets: $10-$22. Reservations: 425-893-9900


Mercer Island



Live Jazz at Lunchtime


Thur Music by pianist Richard Dean, 12:30 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 17, Stroum Jewish Community Center, 3801 E. Mercer Way. Cost: $1 for refreshments. Information: 206-232-7115


From the Shadchan to J-Date: The History and Wisdom of Jewish Matchmaking


Thur Discussion on Jewish texts on matchmaking and the role of shadchan in Jewish society, 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 17, Stroum Jewish Community Center, 3801 E. Mercer Way. Information: 206-232-7115


Chamber Art Gallery


Ongoing Display of paintings by Kevin Curry and Robert Pare continues through March 31, Mercer Island Chamber of Commerce, 7613 S.E. 27th St. Gallery hours: 10 a.m.-3:30 p.m. Mondays through Fridays. Information: 206-230-5614


Anansi the Spider and Other Tales From Africa


Plan Ahead Performance by Clay Martin’s Puppet Theater in celebration of Black History Month, 10:30 a.m. Friday, Feb. 25, Mercer Island Library, 4400 88th Ave. S.E. Information: 206-236-3537


Magical Music


Plan Ahead Simply Tsfat performs classic niggunim and original folk-rock, 7 p.m. Saturday, March 5, Stroum Jewish Community Center, 3801 E. Mercer Way. Tickets: $5-$30. Reservations: 206-722-8289


Redmond



Elder Law


Wed Information on seniors’ rights, 9:30-10:30 a.m. Wednesday, Feb. 16, Redmond Senior Center, 8703 160th Ave. N.E. Registration: 425-556-2314


Financial Workshop


Wed “Retirement Asset Management: What Retirees Need to Know,” workshop led by a senior financial advisor, 9:30-10:30 a.m. Wednesday, Feb. 16, Redmond Senior Center, 8703 160th Ave. N.E. Feb. 23: Annuities: Is Yours Structured Properly? Registration: 425-556-2314


All Ages Concert


Fri Live music by Dead Silence and Suffering and the Hideous Thieves, 8 p.m. Friday, Feb. 18, Old Fire House, 16510 N.E. 79th St. Cost: $6. Feb. 25: School Yard Heroes, The Kane Hodder and Mon Frere. Information: 425-556-2389


Jacques Brel is Alive and Well & Living in Paris


Ends Sat SecondStory Repertory presents a musical about songwriter Jacques Brel, who rose to fame in the ’50s, continues through Feb. 19 with shows 8:15 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays, SecondStory Repertory, 16587 N.E. 74th St. Tickets: $20-$24. Reservations: 425-881-6777


Sophisticated Swing Big Band


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


Open House


Plan Ahead Senior center information booths, demonstrations, food and door prizes, 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 26, Redmond Senior Center, 8703 160th Ave. N.E. Information: 425-556-2314


Artful Readings Book Discussion


Plan Ahead “Vermeer in Bosnia,” by Lawrence Weschler, 6-7:30 p.m. Thursday, March 3, Microsoft Redmond Campus, Building 33 Conference Center, 16070 N.E. 36th Way. Information: 425-722-6591. Registration: artevent@microsoft.com


Artist Lecture Series


Plan Ahead Lecture by self-taught artist John Taylor, 6:30-7:30 p.m. Friday, March 4, Microsoft Redmond Campus, Building 33 Conference Center, 16070 N.E. 36th Way. Information: 425-722-6591


Renton



Daytime Book Group


Wed “Love in the Time of Cholera,” by Gabriel Garcia Marquez, 12:30 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 16, Fairwood Library, 17009 140th Ave. S.E. Information: 425-226-0522 or www.kcls.org/fair/programs.cfm


Harvey


Ongoing Valley Community Players presents a comedy about a man with an invisible 6 ½-foot rabbit friend, 8 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays through Feb. 26; 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 17; 2 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 27, Carco Theater, 1717 Maple Valley Highway. Tickets: $12-$14. Reservations: 425-226-5190


State of the City’s Economy


Plan Ahead Presentation by Mayor Kathy Keolker-Wheeler; hosted by the Greater Renton Chamber of Commerce, 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m. Monday, Feb. 28, Renton Holiday Inn Select, One S. Grady Way. Tickets: $25-$35 includes lunch. Information: 425-226-4560. Registration: www.renton-chamber.com


Sammamish



Celebrate Dr. Seuss’s Birthday!


Plan Ahead Inglewood Junior High School drama students act out Dr. Seuss’s stories, 4 p.m. Wednesday, March 2, Sammamish Library, 825 228th Ave. N.E. Information: 425-836-8793 or www.kcls.org/samm/programs.cfm


Woodinville



Citizen Corps Community Meeting


Wed Information about crime prevention and emergency preparedness, 6:30-8 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 16, Woodinville Community Center Evergreen Room, 17401 133rd Ave. N.E. Information: 425-877-2267


Upper Bear Creek Community Council Meeting


Tues Information on the implementation of the Critical Areas Ordinance, 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 22, Woodinville Water District Offices, 17238 N.E. Woodinville Duvall Road. Information: 425-486-3206 or 425-788-5841

Compiled by Angie Ma

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