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Bootstraping: Creative Financing for Early-Stage Companies

Wed Seminar presented by Northwest Entrepreneur Network, 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, March 23, Bellevue Community College, 3000 Landerholm Circle S.E. Room N201. Registration: 425-746-1973 or www.nwen.org


Teen Advisory Board

Wed 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


Conversation Cafe

Thur 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


Community Purim Celebration

Thur Live entertainment, traditional chanting, costume parade and food, 7-8:30 p.m. Thursday, March 24, Temple B’nai Torah, 15727 N.E. Fourth St. Information: 425-603-9677

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Blooming Garden

Ongoing Display of paintings, jewelry, sculpture, photography and ceramics by 17 local artists continues through April 24, East Shore Gallery, 12700 S.E. 32nd St. Gallery hours: 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Mondays through Fridays. Information: 425-747-3780


Late Night Music at Crossroads Bellevue

Fri-Sat Classic rock and contemporary pop by Raucous, 7:30-10 p.m. Friday, March 25, Crossroads Bellevue MarketStage, 15600 N.E. Eighth St. Saturday, March 26: Earl Bothers performs bluegrass. Information: 425-644-1111 or www.crossroadsbellevue.com


Spring Egg Hunt

Sat 9:15 a.m. for ages 3 and under; 9:30 a.m. for ages 4-5; 9:45 a.m. for ages 6-8; 10 a.m. for ages 9-12, Saturday, March 26, Crossroads Community Center, 16000 N.E. 10th St. Information: 425-452-4874


Great Singers of the Century

Mon Opera lecturer Norm Hollingshead discusses the life and accomplishments of Enrico Caruso, 7 p.m. Monday, March 28, Bellevue Regional Library, 1111 110th Ave. N.E. April 4: John McCormack. Information: 425-450-1765


Building Your Poetry Suitcase

Plan Ahead Writing workshop led by local poet and author Janet Wong; part of Teens Write It Out! 4 p.m. Wednesday, March 30, Newport Way Library, 14250 S.E. Newport Way. Registration: 425-747-2390


High School/College Conference Tour

Plan Ahead Admissions information for Washington’s public and private universities and community and technical colleges, 9:30 a.m.-noon, Thursday, March, 31, Bellevue Community College, 3000 Landerholm Circle S.E. Information: 425-564-2205


Problem Solving in Step Parenting

Plan Ahead Discussion on working through re-marriage, stepchild custody, visitation, discipline and consequences, 6:30-8:30 p.m. Monday, April 4, Bellevue Family YMCA, 14230 Bel-Red Road. Cost: $5-$8; $3 childcare. Registration by April 1: 425-746-9900


How Can We Work Together to Bring the Troops Home from Iraq?

Plan Ahead Discussion by KIRO talk show host Dave Ross, 6 p.m. live music and refreshments, 7 p.m. discussion, Friday, April 1, Bellevue First Congregational Church, 752 108th Ave. N.E. Information: 425-454-5001


Sheep Shearing Event

Plan Ahead Sheep shearing, tractor and pony rides, demonstrations, crafts and food, 11 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturday, April 2, Kelsey Creek Community Farm Park, 13204 S.E. Eight Place. Information: 425-452-7688


After Silence

Plan Ahead Film screening and discussion about internment experience of Bainbridge Island’s Japanese American community, 7-8:30 p.m. Tuesday, April 5, Bellevue Regional Library, 1111 110th Ave. N.E. Information: 425-450-1765


Writing Science Fiction

Plan Ahead Workshop for teens led by local author Joshua Ortega; part of Teens Write It Out, 7 p.m. Tuesday, April 5, Newport Way Library, 14250 S.E. Newport Way. Registration: 425-747-2390. Information: www.kcls.org/npw/programs.cfm


Bellevue Live

Plan Ahead Jazz music by Greta Matassa, 5-6:30 p.m. Wednesday, April 6, Bellevue Art Museum, 510 Bellevue Way. April 13: Nadine Shanti performs pop, jazz and R&B at Civica Office Commons, 205 108th Ave. N.E. Information: 425-453-1223


Bothell


Catching the Moment: From Sketch to Canvas

Ends Tues Display of paintings by Lyla Jacobsen continues through Tuesday, 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


Easter Dinner

Sat Baked ham dinner, 2 p.m. Sunday, March 27, Northshore Senior Center, 10201 E. Riverside Drive. Cost: $6. Reservations by March 23: 425-487-2441


Onward and Upward: New Approaches to Classic Themes

Plan Ahead Display of paintings by Woodinville artist Kay Barnes opens with a “Meet the Artist” reception 5-8 p.m. Friday, April 1 and continues through May 3, 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


Writer’s Workshop

Plan Ahead Author and writing instructor Frances Dayee will lead workshops which can be taken as a series or individually, 2-4 p.m. Fridays, April 1-28, Bothell Regional Library, 18215 98th Ave. N.E. Information: 425-486-7811 or www.kcls.org/bothell/programs.cfm


Carnation


Topsy-Turvey Tales

Local storyteller and musician Elizabeth Falconer presents a musical program for children, 2 p.m. Saturday, April 9, Carnation Library, 4808 Tolt Avenue. Information: 425-333-4398


Issaquah


Play It By Heart

Ongoing Village Theatre presents a musical about a country singer struggling to stay true to the music she loves 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 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


Last Exit

Starts Fri 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

Fri 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


Spring EGGstravaganza

Sat Carnival games, visit from Easter Bunny and food, 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Sunday, March 26, Sammamish Family YMCA 4221 228th Ave. S.E. Information: 425-391-4840


Kenmore


Evening Book Discussion Group

Mon “Three Junes,” by Julia Glass, 7 p.m. Monday, March 28, Kenmore Library, 18138 73rd Ave. N.E. Information: 425-486-8747 or www.kcls.org/kenm/programs.cfm


Daytime Book Discussion Group

Mon “The House of Spirits,” by Isabel Allende, 1 p.m. Monday, April 4, Kenmore Library, 18138 73rd Ave. N.E. Information: 425-486-8747 or www.kcls.org/kenm/programs.cfm


Writer’s Workshop

Ends Thur 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


Kirkland


Last

Ends Sun Final display of artwork at the Kirkland location continues through March 27, Berozkina Gallery, 9 Lake St. Gallery hours: 11 a.m.-6 p.m. Tuesdays-Saturdays; noon-5 p.m. Sundays. Information: 425-803-5032


Pysanka: Ukrainian Written Eggs

Wed 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


Parklane Gallery

Ongoing Display of new paintings by Ricardo Campagnoli and Susan Lusa continues through April 3 130 Park Lane. Gallery hours: 11 a.m.-6 p.m. daily. Information: 425-827-1462


Organic in Nature

Ongoing Exhibit of mixed media works by Seattle artist Lynda Meurk Anderson and charcoal works by Lori-ann Latremouille continues through April 10, 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


A Slice of Life

Ongoing Display of new paintings by 18 artists continues through April 3, Howard/Mandville Gallery, 120 Park Lane. Information: 425-889-8212 or www.howardmandville.com


“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

Fri 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


Honk!

Starts Fri Studio East presents a musical about a man named Ugly finding true beauty, love and acceptance, 7:30 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays, 2:30 p.m. Saturdays and Sundays (except March 27), March 25-April 10, Studio East, 402 Sixth St. S. Tickets: $9-$11. Reservations: 425-827-3123


Teen Concerts

Sat Live music by One Carper Green, Mon Frere, Junobot, Slightly Faded and Coma Berenices, 6 p.m. Saturday, March 26, Kirkland Teen Union Building, 348 Kirkland Ave. 7 p.m. Saturday, April 9: Turner Core, Lucky for Nothing, Sub-Motive and Blane. Cost: $5. Information: 425-822-3088


Egg Hunt

Sat Stories and crafts, followed by egg hunt; for children 12 and under, 10:30 a.m.-noon, Saturday, March 26, Lake Washington United Methodist Church, 7525 132nd Ave. N.E. Information: 425-885-3311


French Conversation Club

Mon All ages welcome, 7-9 p.m. Monday, March 28, Kirkland Library, 308 Kirkland Ave. Information: 425-822-2459


“The Music Man”

Plan Ahead Kirkland Performance Center presents its first ever community musical: the Broadway classic about a con man who tries to sell musical instruments to a small town, 8 p.m. Friday and Saturday, 2 p.m. Saturday and Sunday, April 1-3, Kirkland Performance Center, 350 Kirkland Ave. Tickets: $10-$15. Reservations: 425-893-9900


Beat the New SAT

Plan Ahead Two-part workshop with practice test and a score back session; for high school juniors and seniors, 10:30 p.m. Saturday, April 2-9, Kingsgate Library, 12315 N.E. 143rd St. Registration: 425-821-7686


Historic Volkswalk

Plan Ahead American Volksport Association presents a 5K or 10K walk through historical Kirkland, 8 a.m.-noon registration with a finish time of 3 p.m., Sunday, April 3, Marina Park, Lake Avenue West and Market Street. Information: 425-827-7018


Parklane Gallery

Plan Ahead Exhibit of paintings by Linda Hulce, Larey McDaniel and Maggie LeMoine opens with an artists’ reception 6-9 p.m. Thursday, April 14 and continues through May 1, 130 Park Lane. Gallery hours: 11 a.m.-6 p.m. daily. Information: 425-827-1462


Fall Prevention and Balance

Plan Ahead Workshop, 12:30-1:30 p.m. Thursday, April 7, Evergreen Hospital Medical Center, 12040 N.E. 128th St. Registration: 425-899-3000


Medina


Return to Glory

Wed 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


Between Past and Future: New Photography and Video from China

Wed 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

Thur 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

Thur “Mental Gymnastics: Food and Mood,” 7-8:30 p.m. Thursday, March 24, 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


“Abduction!”

Sat Children’s author Peg Kehret will discuss her newest novel, stories from her life and how she gets the ideas for her books; followed by a book signing and refreshments, 10 a.m. Saturday, March 26, Mercer Island Library, 4400 88th Ave. S.E. Information: 206-236-3537 or www.kcls.org/MI/programs.cfm


Redmond


Glory of Easter Pageant

Thur-Sun 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


Kind Hearts and Coronets

Ongoing SecondStory Repertory presents a comedy about a would-be Duke who murders his way up the line of succession, 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


Old Redmond Schoolhouse Community Center Gallery

Ongoing Display of new works by Flora Ramirez-Bustamante and Jessica C. Phrogus continues through April 2, 1660 NE 80th St. Gallery hours: 8 a.m.-8 p.m. Mondays-Fridays and 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Saturdays. Information: 425-556-2316


An Evening in France

Plan Ahead Live and silent auction, dinner and music, featuring a six-day African safari, a meal-and-show with Ann and Nancy Wilson from Heart, a weekend with a Volkswagon Beetle convertible and the chance to be principal for a day; benefits Faith Lutheran School, 6:30 p.m. Saturday, April 2, Jude Parish Center, 10526 166th Ave. N.E. Tickets: $35. Reservations: 425-885-1810 or www.faithredmond.org/flsauction.htm


Artful Readings Book Discussion

Plan Ahead “Still Life with Oysters and Lemon,” by Mark Doty, 6-7:30 p.m. Thursday, April 7, Microsoft Redmond Campus, Building 33 Conference Center, 16070 N.E. 36th Way. Information: 425-722-6591. Registration: artevent@microsoft.com


All Ages Concert

Plan Ahead Live music by Scarlet Letter, Swindle and Taco Supreme, 8 p.m. Friday, April 8, Old Fire House, 16510 N.E. 79th St. Cost: $6. Information: 425-556-2389


Renton


Teen Advisory Council

Plan Ahead An opportunity for youth ages 12-18 to earn community service hours and gain leadership experience, 7 p.m. Thursday, March 31, Fairwood Library, 17009 140th Ave. S.E. Information: 425-226-0522 or www.kcls.org/fair/programs.cfm


“See How They Run”

Plan Ahead Valley Community Players presents a farce of mistaken identity set in English vicarage, opens April 1 and continues through April 23 with shows 8 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays; 7:30 p.m. Thursday, April 14 and 2 p.m. Sunday, April 24, Carco Theater, 1717 Maple Valley Highway. Tickets: $12-$14. Reservations: 425-226-5190


Master Gardeners Lecture

Plan Ahead Choosing the right tomatoes, 7 p.m. Tuesday, April 5, Fairwood Library, 17009 140th Ave. S.E. Information: 425-226-0522 or www.kcls.org/fair/programs.cfm


P.F.L.A.G.

Plan Ahead Provides support for parents, families and friends of lesbians and gays at 7 p.m. Wednesday, April 6, St. Luke’s Episcopal Church, 99 Wells Ave. S. Information: 206-325-7724


Sammamish


Between Past and Future: New Photography and Video from China

Plan Ahead Slide show preview of the Seattle Art Museum exhibit, 7 p.m. Thursday, March 31, Sammamish Library, 825 228th Ave. N.E. Information: 425-836-8793


Snoqualmie


Vienna Waltzes

Plan Ahead Snoqualmie Valley Arts Live presents classical music performed by members of Bellevue Philharmonic Orchestra, 4 p.m. Sunday, April 3, Mount Si High School Theater, 8651 Meadowbrook Way S.E. Tickets: $5-$15. Information: 425-888-1514


Woodinville


Viva Woodinville

Sat Parade, City Hall open house, community art show, arts and crafts show, family resources fair and children’s activities, 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday, March 26, in downtown Woodinville, along Northeast 175th Street. Information: 425-984-2346


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. Saturdays, 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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