Bellevue Ray Charles, His Life and Music Wed Musical program for all ages presented by Charles Lambert & Kleer Cut, 7-8 p.m., May 18, Newport Way...

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Ray Charles, His Life and Music

Wed Musical program for all ages presented by Charles Lambert & Kleer Cut, 7-8 p.m., May 18, Newport Way Library, 14250 S.E. Newport Way. Information: 425-747-2390


Anime and Manga Appreciation Club

Wed Drawing techniques, story discussions and new titles for youth ages 12-18, 3:30-5:30 p.m., May 18, Lake Hills Library, 15228 Lake Hills Blvd. Information: 425-747-3350


Read to Your Grandchildren

Wed Celebrate National Older Americans month with a story time for children and their special senior, followed by tips on reading to your grandchildren ; grandchild not required for admission, 10:15 a.m., May 18, Bellevue Regional Library, 1111 110th Ave. N.E. Information: 425-450-1765


Through the Garden Gate

Thur-Sat Garden show with perennials, herbs, “farm junk,” antiques and handcrafted items by Northwest artists, 10 a.m.-7 p.m. Thursday and Friday; 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday, May 19-21, Vasa Park Resort, 3560 W. Lake Sammamish Parkway S.E. Information: 1-425-888-1798 north bend number

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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


The History of the Mountains to Sound Greenway

Thur Leon Kos from Greenway Trust discusses the efforts to preserve and promote wilderness areas along the I-90 corridor and the upcoming Greenway Discovery Days, 7 p.m., May 19, Eastside Heritage Center, Winters House, 2102 Bellevue Way S.E. Information: 425-450-1049


Dreams and Visions

Thur A discussion hosted by the Northwest Theosophical Society, 7:30-8:45 p.m., May 19, Bellevue Regional Library, 1111 110th Ave. N.E. Information: 425-644-7725


Academy of Music Northwest Benefit Recital

Fri Pianist Julie Joe and cellist Shiang-Yin Li perform works by Beethoven, Chopin, Schumann and Mendelssohn; proceeds benefit the academy, 7 p.m., May 20, Bellevue Christian Church, 10808 S.E. 28th St. Admission by donation at the door. Information: 425-778-7711 or www.amnw.org


Late Night Music at Crossroads Bellevue

Fri-Sat Live music, 7:30-10 p.m., Crossroads Bellevue MarketStage, 15600 N.E. Eighth St. May 20: Nancy Curtain performs Brazillian music. May 21: Balkan Cabaret plays nostalgic café songs from the Balkans. May 27: Matt Jorgensen & 451 play “Extremely Original Jazz.” Information: 425-644-1111 or www.crossroadsbellevue.com


Tom Sawyer

Ends Sun Bellevue Youth Theatre performs an adaptation of Mark Twain’s classic story, 7 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays; 2 p.m. Sundays, through May 22, and 1 p.m., May 21, Bellevue Youth Theatre, 16661 Northup Way. Tickets: $7. Reservations: 425-452-7155


Love Letters

Sat For its final concert of the season, the Cascadian Chorale performs a musical celebration of the muse d’amour with selections from Herbolsheimer, Brahms, Whitacre, Sjolund and assorted madrigals, 7:30 p.m., May 21, Sacred Heart Church, 9460 N.E. 14th St. Tickets: $12-$17. Reservations: 206-286-6028. Information: www.cascadianchorale.org


Young Artist Debut Concert

Sat The Bellevue Philharmonic will feature performances by five Eastside students and an instrument “petting zoo” where ticketholders can try out various wind and string instruments 5 p.m., May 21 with concert at 6 p.m., Theatre at Meydenbauer, 11100 N.E. Sixth St. Tickets: $10-$30. Reservations: www.ticketwindowonline.com or 206-325-6500


Law Enforcement Community Day

Sat Local agencies will have information booths with crime prevention tips and information and local officers will be available to ask questions, 9:30 a.m.-9:30 p.m., May 21, Bellevue Square, Northeast Eighth Street and Bellevue Way Northeast. Information: 425-454-8096


Catch a Rising Star Benefit Auction

Sat Black-tie-optional event features dinner, silent and live auctions, golden-ticket raffle, live music and salsa lessons and dancing; proceeds benefit the Eastside Domestic Violence Program, 5 p.m. silent auction; 7 p.m. dinner and live auction, May 21, Meydenbauer Center, 11100 N.E. Sixth St. Cost: $125-$220. Reservations: 425-562-8840, Ext. 239. Information: www.edvp.org


Chamber Music Benefit Concert

Sun The Academy of Music Northwest Chamber Orchestra and instrumental and vocal Chamber Music Ensembles perform; proceeds benefit the academy, 7:30 p.m., May 22, Bellevue Christian Church, 10808 S.E. 28th St. Admission by donation at the door. Information: 425-778-7711 or www.amnw.org


Newport Way Library Book Group

Mon “Eyre Affair” by Jasper Fforde, 7:30 p.m., May 23, Newport Way Library, 14250 S.E. Newport Way. Information: 425-747-2390


Birding the Hotspots

Mon A field trip to this month’s best birding location in King County, hosted by East Lake Washington Audubon Society, 9 a.m.-noon May 23. Meet before 9 a.m. at the north end of the Newport Hills Park & Ride, Lake Washington Boulevard Southeast and 112th Place Southeast. Cost: $2. Information: 425-450-0461 or www.elwas.org/events


Introductory Orienteering Event

Plan Ahead The Sammamish Orienteering Club will host an introductory map and compass event followed by a hotdog barbecue, 5:30-7 p.m., May 25, Robinswood Community Park, 2430 148th Ave. S.E. Cost: $6 event; compass rentals available. Information: 425-822-6254 or www.cascadeoc.org


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., May 25, Lake Hills Library, 15228 Lake Hills Blvd. Information: 425-747-3350 or www.kcls.org/lh/programs.cfm


Pizza & Peace Teen Event

Plan Ahead Pulitzer Prize-winning author David Shipler who will discuss “Understanding and Overcoming Prejudice” with a youth audience; proceeds benefit Habitat for Humanity, 6:30-9:15 p.m., May 25, Aldersgate United Methodist Church, 14230 S.E. Newport Way. Cost: $10. Registration by May 23: 425-898-0836 or www.togetherwebuild.org


See Another Side of the Eastside

Plan Ahead A benefit luncheon for Habitat for Humanity featuring Pulitzer Prize-winning author David Shipler’s keynote address, “The Working Poor Among Us,” noon, May 25, DoubleTree Hotel, 300 112th Ave. S.E. Reservations by May 20: 425-869-6007. Information: www.habitatekc.org


Singer-Songwriter Showcase

Plan Ahead Live music, 6:30-8 p.m. second and fourth Thursdays, Crossroads Bellevue, 15600 N.E. Eighth St. May 26: Matt Novak performs. June 9: Reggie Miles plays Delta-style blues. Information: 425-644-1111 or www.crossroadsbellevue.com


Bothell


Ballroom Dance

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


May at Kaewyn Gallery

Ongoing Landscape paintings by former Bothell artist Victoria Harrison and ” floral paintings by Seattle artist Lorraine Fryett continue through May 31, Kaewyn Gallery at FrameWright Custom Picture Framing, 10101 Main St. Gallery hours: 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Tuesday-Thursday; 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Fridays; 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturdays; closed Memorial Day weekend. Information: 425-483-7385


Wastemobile

Fri-Sun will accept 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., May 20-22, Cascadia Community College, 18345 Campus Way N.E. Information: 206-296-4692 or www.govlink.org/hazwaste/news/events.cfm


Bothell Farmers Market

Starts Fri Locally grown produce, flowers and pasture-raised meats, hand-crafted items, live music and children’s activities, 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Fridays May 20-Sept. 30, Country Village, 23718 Seventh Ave. S.E. May 20: Greg Parke plays guitar. May 27: Fiddle music with Sibling Strings. Information: 425-483-2250 or www.countryvillagebothell.com


Harvey

Ongoing Curtain Call Theatre presents a comedy about a man and his invisible six- foot rabbit, 8 p.m. Fridays, through June 3; 5:30 p.m., May 22 and June 5, Northshore Senior Center, 10201 E. Riverside Drive. Tickets: $8-$10. Reservations: 425-487-2441


Book Review Group

Fri “Theophilus North” by Thornton Wilder, 10-11:30 a.m., May 20, Northshore Senior Center, 10201 E. Riverside Drive. Information: 425-487-2441


Driftwood Sculpture Show

Sat-Sun Annual show presented by the Northwest Driftwood Artists features more than 100 juried driftwood and found-wood sculptures, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday; 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Sunday, May 21-22, Country Village Bothell, 23714 Bothell-Everett Highway. Information: 425-483-7993 or www.geocities.com/northwestdriftwood


Carnation


Read to Your Grandchildren

Wed Celebrate National Older Americans month with a story time for children and their special senior, followed by tips on reading to your grandchildren ; grandchild not required for admission, 10 a.m., May 18, Carnation Library, 4804 Tolt Ave. Information: 425-333-4398


Medieval Soap and Candle Making

Sat-Sun Candle and soap making demonstrations in a medieval village setting, noon-5 p.m. Saturday and a workshop on the history and production of soap in the middle ages, 12:30-4:30 p.m. Sunday, May 21-22, Camlann Medieval Village, 10320 Kelly Road N.E. Cost: $2-$5 Saturday; $30 Sunday. Workshop registration required. Information: 425-788-8624 or www.camlann.org


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


Medieval Footwear and Leather

Plan Ahead Shoemaking and leatherworking techniques from the middle ages are demonstrated in a medieval village setting, noon-5 p.m., May 28-29, Camlann Medieval Village, 10320 Kelly Road N.E. Cost: $2-$5. Information: 425-788-8624 or www.camlann.org


Duvall


Poetry Reading and Open Mike

Mon Donald Kentop reads, followed by open mike readings, 6 p.m. open mike sign-up; 7 p.m. reading, May 23, P&G Speakeasy Café, 15614 Main St. Information: 425-844-2766


Issaquah


Zoo Volunteers

Ongoing Cougar Mountain Zoo has volunteer opportunities for adults 18 and older interested in wildlife education and conservation as education docents and keepers aides. Information: 425-392-6278 or www.cougarmountainzoo.org


Issaquah Book Club

Wed “The Sea, the Sea” by Iris Murdock, 7 p.m., May 18, Issaquah Library, 10 W. Sunset Way. Information: 425-392-5430 or www.kcls.org/iss/event.cfm


The Music Man

Ongoing Village Theatre presents Meredith Willson’s classic musical about a traveling salesman trying to con a small town, through June 26, shows at 8 p.m. Wednesday-Saturday and June 14; 2 p.m. Saturdays and Sundays (except May 21); 7 p.m. Sundays (except June 26), Francis J. Gaudette Theatre, 303 Front St. Tickets: $32-$45. Reservations: 425-392-2202 or www.ticketmaster.com


Natural Wonders: Artistic Impressions

Ongoing Show of 11 local artists’ interpretations of nature through photography, sculpture, painting, mixed media, drawing and metal work, continues 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


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. Thursday-Saturday. Information: 425-392-3500


Lawn and Garden Fair

Thur Workshops on gardening and landscaping, educational booths, native plant and rain barrel sale, expert advice, children’s activities and food, 5-8 p.m., May 19, Blakely Hall and Village Green Park, 2550 N.E. Park Drive. Information: 425-427-5367 or www.ihwebsite.com


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., May 20, Julius Boehm Pool, 50 S.E. Clark St. Cost: $25. Registration: 425-837-3300


Issaquah Public Market

Ongoing Fresh, in-season produce, 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. Volunteers needed. Information: 425-837-3311


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., May 20, Julius Boehm Pool, 50 S.E. Clark St. Cost: $25. Registration: 425-837-3300


Spring Recycling Event

Sat City residents can recycle appliances, refrigerators, metal, batteries, concrete, brick, asphalt, tires, wood, toilets, sinks, TVs and computer equipment; fees and restrictions apply to some items, 9 a.m.-2 p.m., May 21, Issaquah High School, 700 2nd Avenue S.E. Information: 425-837-3300


Strategy Games Club

Plan Ahead For students in grades 6-12; refreshments, 2:30-4:30 p.m., May 27, Issaquah Library, 10 W. Sunset Way. Information: 425-392-5430


Family Friday

Fri Activities, games, crafts, indoor playground and swimming, 7-9:30 p.m., June 3, Issaquah Community Center, 301 Rainier Blvd. S. Cost: $5/family. Information: 425-837-3300


Kenmore


Evening Book Discussion Group

Mon “Ragtime,” by E.L. Doctorow, 7 p.m., May 23, Kenmore Library, 18138 73rd Ave. N.E. June 27: “Disobedience” by Jane Hamilton. Information: 425-486-8747 or www.kcls.org/kenm/programs.cfm


Study Zone

Ongoing Homework help for elementary, middle and high school students, 3:30-5:30 p.m. Mondays, Kenmore Library, 18138 73rd Ave. N.E. Information: 425-486-8747


Kirkland


Teen Science Fiction/Fantasy Book Club

Wed “Sunshine” by Robin McKinley, 5:30 p.m., May 18, Kingsgate Library, 12315 N.E. 143rd St. Information: 425-821-7686 or www.kcls.org/kings/programs.cfm


Landscape Exhibition: Love of the Land

Ongoing More than 100 contemporary landscape paintings on display through June 5, Howard/Mandville Gallery, 120 Park Lane, suite D. Gallery hours: 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Monday-Saturday; 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Sundays. Information: 425-889-8212 or www.howardmandville.com


drawn in

Ongoing 2005 Kirkland Arts Center Invitational show featuring Buddy Bunting, Samantha Scherer, Diem Chau and Thuy-Van Vu continues through June 4, Kirkland Arts Center, 620 Market St. Gallery hours: 11 a.m.-6 p.m. Monday-Friday; 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturdays. Information: 425-822-7161 or www.kirklandartscenter.org


I Wanna Be a Cowboy

Ongoing Exhibit of new Wild West paintings by Thom Ross continues through June 5, Gunnar Nordstrom Gallery, 127 Lake St. S. Gallery hours: 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Monday-Saturday; 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Sundays. Information: 425-827-2822 or www.gunnarnordstromgallery.com


Kirkland Wednesday Market

Ongoing Flowers, crafts and produce in this year’s expanded market, 11:30 a.m.-6:30 p.m. through Oct. 12 with extended hours and live music until 10 p.m. on 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


Approaching Wilderness

Ongoing Show of more than 25 new works in oil by Northwest painter Pierce Milholland continues through June 6, Patricia Rovzar Gallery, 118 Central Way. Gallery hours: 10:30 a.m.-6 p.m. Monday-Saturday; 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Sundays. Information: 425-889-4627 or www.rovzargallery.com


Cooking for One: Nutrition for Seniors

Thur 12:30-1:30 p.m., May 19, Evergreen Hospital Medical Center, 12040 N.E. 128th St. Registration: 425-899-3000


Socrates Café

Fri Monthly philosophical discussion group, 7 p.m., May 20, Parkplace Books, 348 Parkplace Center. Information: 425-828-6546


Teen Concerts

Fri-Sat Apathetic Harmony, De-Esis, Jade Ran Away and Paris in Arms, 7 p.m., May 20; Gatsbys American Dream, Mon Frere and A Kiss Farewell, 8 p.m., May 21, Kirkland Teen Union Building, 348 Kirkland Ave. Cost: $5 Friday; $8 Saturday. Information: 425-822-3088 or www.ktub.org


Word Is Out

Sat Members of the Pacific Northwest Writers Association read from their newest works, 1-3 p.m., May 21, Parkplace Books, 348 Parkplace Center. Information: 425-828-6546


Beethoven: Masterworks for Chorus

Sat Performance by the Kirkland Choral Society with orchestral accompaniment, 3 p.m. and 8 p.m., May 21, Kirkland Performance Center, 350 Kirkland Ave. Tickets: $13-$19. Reservations: 425-893-9900 or www.kpcenter.org


Springtime Half Marathon and 5K Run/Walk

Sun Course features a scenic tour along Kirkland’s shoreline; both events are USATF certified and will be chip timed, 6 a.m. check-in/registration, 9:30 a.m. awards celebration, May 22, starting and finishing at Juanita Beach Park, 9703 N.E. Juanita Drive. Cost: $25-$50. Information: 206-729-9972. Registration: www.promotionevents.com


French Conversation Club

Mon All ages and language skill levels welcome, 7-9 p.m., May 23, Kirkland Library, 308 Kirkland Ave. Information: 425-822-2459


The Reading Circle Bookclub

Tues “A Palestine Affair” by Jonathan Wilson, 7 p.m., May 24, Parkplace Books, 348 Parkplace Center. Information: 425-828-6546


Teen Art Show

Plan Ahead Show of photography and graphic art by Kirkland artist Alex Hupp opens with an artist reception with music and food ,7-9 p.m., May 25 and continues through June 11, Kirkland Teen Union Building, 348 Kirkland Ave. Gallery hours: 3-9 p.m. Tuesday-Thursday; 3-11 p.m. Friday-Saturday. Information: 425-822-3088


Papa, Do You Love Me?

Plan Ahead Barbara Joosse and Barbara Lavallee, author and illustrator of “Mama, Do You Love Me?” discuss their new book, 10 a.m., May 31, Parkplace Books, 348 Parkplace Center. Information: 425-828-6546


What You Need to Know About Strokes

Plan Ahead Information on signs and symptoms, 12:30-1:30 p.m., June 2, Evergreen Hospital Medical Center, 12040 N.E. 128th St. Registration: 425-899-3000


Mercer Island


Master of Flowers

Ongoing Exhibit of paintings by local artist Genny Rees, through June 31, Chamber Art Gallery, 7613 S.E. 27th St. Gallery hours: 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Monday-Friday. Information: 206-232-3404


The Seventh Jewel

Sat Local author Jeff Pritchard reads from his newest novel for grade-school readers, 3-5 p.m., May 21, Island Books, 3014 78th Ave. S.E. Information: 206-232-6920 or www.mercerislandbooks.com


Mercer Island Spring Recycling Event

Sat City residents may drop off tires, motor oil and filters, antifreeze, lead acid and household batteries, cardboard, reusable household goods and clothing, porcelain toilets and sinks, propane tanks, appliances, scrap metal, TVs and electronic equipment, #6 plastics, confidential documents for shredding and non-perishable food donations for the Mercer Island Youth and Family Services food pantry; fees and limits on some items, 9:00 a.m.-2:45 p.m., May 21, Mercer Island City Hall, 9611 S.E. 36th St. Information: 206-236-5300 or www.ci.mercer-island.wa.us


Shakespeare: An Authorship Debate

Tues George Mount, founder and artistic director of Wooden-O Theatre discusses whether or not Shakespeare could have actually written all the plays attributed to him, 7:30 p.m., May 24, Mercer Island Library, 4400 88th Ave. S.E. Information: 206-236-3537


North Bend


Gaming Night

Ongoing Learn to play better chess with the North Bend Chess Club, 7-8:30 p.m. Thursdays, North Bend Library, 115 E. Fourth St. Information: 425-888-0554 or www.kcls.org/nbend/programs.cfm


Sno Valley Idol Finals

Fri Twelve finalists will compete with the winner chosen by the audience to advance to the Battle of the Idols at the Puyallup Fair, 6:30-8:30 p.m., May 20, Si View Community Center, 400 S.E. Orchard Drive. Information: 425-831-1900 or www.siviewpark.org/whats_new.htm


Redmond


The Lighter Side of Life

Wed Redmond Senior Center’s annual variety show, 7 p.m., May 18, Redmond Senior Center, 8703 160th Ave. N.E. Tickets: $4 in advance, $5 at the door. Information: 425-556-2314


Old Redmond Schoolhouse Community Center Gallery

Ongoing Sumi-e brush paintings by Ellen Miffitt and oils by Adele Eustis through June 4, Old Redmond Schoolhouse Community Center, 16600 N.E. 80th St. Gallery hours: 8 a.m.-9:30 p.m. Monday-Friday; 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Saturday. Information: 425-556-2316


The Pirates of Penzance

Starts Thur Gilbert and Sullivan’s classic musical opens with a pay-what-you-can preview 8:15 p.m. Thursday may19, 8:15 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays, May 20-June 18 and 2:15 p.m. June 5 and 12, SecondStory Repertory, 16587 N.E. 74th St. Tickets: $20-$24. Reservations: 425-881-6777 or www.secondstoryrep.org


Sophisticated Swing Big Band

Fri Dancing to the music of the 30s, 40s and 50s, 1-3:30 p.m. May 20, Redmond Senior Center, 8703 160th Ave. N.E. Cost. $3. Information: 425-556-2314


All Ages Concerts

Fri Live music, 8 p.m. Fridays, Old Fire House, 16510 N.E. 79th St. Cost: $6. May 20: Punk Rock Prom night with live music by Shoplifing, King Cobra and Doomsday 1999. May 27: Schoolyard Heroes, The Ruby Doe and The Lonely H. Information: 425-556-2389


Redmond Saturday Market

Ongoing Fresh produce, cut flowers and crafts, 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturdays through October, 7730 Leary Way. Information: 425-556-0636


Eastside Symphony Orchestra

Sun Concert features McMichael’s Three Philosophies for Alto, Bass and Contrabass Flutes and selections by Scriabin and Tchaikovsky, 2 p.m., May 22, Redmond High School Performace Center, 17272 N.E. 104th St. Tickets: $5-$7. Reservations: 1-800-838-3006 or www.brownpapertickets.com


Evening Book Discussion

Plan Ahead “Jack Maggs” by Peter Carey, 7:30 p.m., June 2, Redmond Regional Library, 15990 N.E. 85th St. July 7: A Stolen Tongue by Sherri Holman. Information: 425-885-1861


Renton


King County Vehicle & Equipment Auction

Thur-Sat Semi-annual auction of surplussed cars, trucks, vans, buses, motorcycles and heavy equipment, preview 8:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m. Thursday and Friday and starting at 8 a.m. Saturday with auction starting at 9 a.m. Saturday, May 19-21, near Renton Technical College at 3005 N.E. Fourth St. Information: 206-263-6263 or www.metrokc.gov/auction/vehicleinfo.htm


Broadway Spectacular!

Sat The Rainier Symphony performs a pops concert with music from “Les Misérables,” “Phantom of the Opera,” “Camelot,” “Fiddler on the Roof” and “South Pacific,” 7:30 p.m., May 21, Renton Ikea Performing Arts Center, 400 S. Second St. Tickets: $10-$15. Reservations: 206-781-5618 or www.rainiersymphony.org


Teen Advisory Council

Plan Ahead An opportunity for youth ages 12-18 to earn community service hours and gain leadership experience, 7 p.m. May 26, Fairwood Library, 17009 140th Ave. S.E. Information: 425-226-0522


Sammamish


Sammamish Book Discussion Group

Wed “The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-time” by Mark Haddon, 7 p.m., May 18, Sammamish Library, 825 228th Ave. N.E. Information: 425-836-8793 or www.kcls.org/samm/programs.cfm


A Grand Affair

Sat Sammamish Symphony Orchestra dinner and silent and live auction features season tickets to local venues, trips and dinner certificates, 6 p.m., May 21, The Plateau Golf and Country Club, 25635 E. Plateau Drive. Cost: $60. Reservations by May 18: 206-517-7777


Woodinville


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. May 21: Farm Fresh Cooking Demo. June 4: Market BBQ and Farm Fresh Drawing. Information: 206-546-7960 or www.woodinvillefarmersmarket.com


Kingsgate/Woodinville Libraries Book Discussion Group

Sat “Captains and the Kings” by Taylor Caldwell, 10 a.m., May 21, Woodinville Library, 17105 Avondale Rd. N.E. Information: 425-788-0733


City of Woodinville Chipping Event

Sat City residents may drop off woody debris and tree trimmings up to 12 inches in diameter; no lumber, rotted or treated wood, 9 a.m.-3 p.m., May 21, Georgia Pacific property, 12815 N.E. 178th St. Information: 425-489-2700, Ext. 2240 or www.ci.woodinville.wa.us


Poetry Reading and Open Mike

Plan Ahead PoetsWest features readers David Horowitz, Michael Magee, Jean Musser, James Rodgers, followed by open mike readings, 7 p.m., May 25, Barnes & Noble Booksellers, 18025 Garden Way N.E. Information: 206-682-1268

Compiled by Nyssa Rogers.

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