Bellevue Teen Advisory Board Wed Volunteers ages 12-18 are needed to help plan teen-related events; community service hours available; 3...

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Bellevue

Teen Advisory Board

Wed Volunteers ages 12-18 are needed to help plan teen-related events; community service hours available; 3:30 p.m. Sept. 28, Lake Hills Library, 15228 Lake Hills Blvd. (425-747-3350 or www.kcls.org/lh/programs.cfm)

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Ongoing Live music, 6:30-8 p.m. second, fourth and fifth Thursdays, Crossroads Bellevue, 15600 N.E. Eighth St. Sept. 29: Larry Murante.(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. (425-454-8474 or www.bellevuefarmersmarket.org)

Kiwanis Club of Bellevue Luncheon Meeting

Thur Guest speaker Greg Wheeler from Metro-King County discusses “Everything you ever wanted to know about jury duty,” noon Sept. 29, Paragon Hotel, 818 112th Ave. N.E. Cost: $15.25 for lunch; non-members welcome. (425-453-9948)

Late Night Music at Crossroads

Ongoing Live music, 7:30-10 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays, Crossroads Bellevue, 15600 N.E. Eighth St. Sept. 30: Auto-harpist Bryan Bowers. Oct. 1: First Saturday Big Band Dance featuring Rich Wetzel’s Groovin’ Higher Jazz Orchestra. (425-644-1111 or www.crossroadsbellevue.com)

Al Stewart in Concert

Sat The singer/songwriter performs, 8 p.m. Oct. 1, Theatre at Meydenbauer Center, 11100 N.E. Sixth St. Tickets: $25 (206-325-6500 or www.ticketwindowonline.com)

Cabin Life and Household Chores

Sat An interactive exhibit of daily life before the advent of dishwashers, clothes dryers, vacuum cleaners and running water, noon-3 p.m. Oct. 1, Fraser Cabin, Kelsey Creek Farm Park, 13204 S.E. Eighth Place (425-450-1049)

How My Grandmother Found a Story in a Plate

Sat Performance and hands-on art activity for ages 4 and up, 2 p.m. Oct. 1, Bellevue Arts Museum, 510 Bellevue Way N.E. (425-519-0770 or www.bellevuearts.org)

Allah Made Me Funny: The Official Muslim Comedy Tour

Sun Some of America’s top Muslim comics, including Azhar Usman, Preacher Moss and Azeem, entertain and educate; benefits children in Iraq and Niger and victims of hurricane Katrina, 3 p.m. and 8 p.m. Oct. 2, Theatre at Meydenbauer Center, 11100 N.E. Sixth St. Tickets: $25-$40. (206-325-6500 or www.ticketwindowonline.com)

Write On! Writing Group

Plan Ahead Fun writing exercises and creative ideas for youths 12-18, 3:30-5:30 p.m. Oct. 5, Lake Hills Library, 15228 Lake Hills Blvd. (425-747-3350 or www.kcls.org/lh/programs.cfm)

Great Books Discussion Group

Plan ahead Read and discuss classical selections from the Great Books series, 7:30-9 p.m. first and third Wednesdays, Bellevue Regional Library, 1111 110th Ave. N.E. (425-635-0828 or www.greatbooks.org)

Sixth Annual Chefs’ Fest

Plan Ahead Gourmet food and wine event featuring area chefs and silent auction to benefit the YWCA Family Village in Redmond, 7-10 p.m. Oct. 6, Hyatt Regency Bellevue, 900 Bellevue Way N.E. Tickets: $85. (425-556-1350 or www.ywcaworks.org)

Open Mike Night

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

“La Boheme”

Plan Ahead Bellevue Opera performs Puccini’s well-known work set in Paris’ Latin Quarter; 8 p.m. Friday, Oct. 7, and 2 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 9, Theatre at Meydenbauer Center, 11100 N.E. Sixth St. Tickets: $24-$30. (206-325-6500 or www.ticketwindowonline.com)

Fun, Easy Fridays

Plan Ahead Free community dinner, with tips on how to get involved in your children’s school and help with homework, followed by games, arts and crafts and swimming; 5:30-8:30 p.m., with activities beginning at 6:30 p.m. Oct. 7, Bellevue YMCA, 14230 Bel-Red Road. Nov. 4: Family Playtime — low-cost family activities and how to create family game nights. (register: 425-746-9900)

Pizza & Pages Book Group

Plan Ahead Pizza and book talk for ages 12-18, 3:30-5:30 Oct. 12, Lake Hills Library, 15228 Lake Hills Blvd. (425-747-3350 or www.kcls.org/lh/programs.cfm)

Bothell

Bothell Farmers Market

Ends 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 through Sept. 30, Country Village, 23718 Seventh Ave. S.E. (425-483-2250 or www.countryvillagebothell.com)

Writer’s Workshop

Ongoing Author and writing instructor, Frances Dayee, will lead workshops on how to write for publication; can be taken as a series or individually, 2-4 p.m. Fridays through Oct. 28, Bothell Regional Library, 18215 98th Ave. N.E. (425-486-7811 or www.kcls.org/bothell/programs.cfm)

Pancake Breakfast

Sat 8-11:30 a.m. Oct. 1 and 15, Northshore Senior Center, 10201 E. Riverside Drive. Cost: $4-$5. (425-487-2441)

Recycling Event

Sat Bothell residents can recycle scrap metal, construction debris, broken concrete, garden and grass clippings, lumber and untreated wood, 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Oct. 1, University of Washington Bothell, 18115 Campus Way N.E. (425-486-2768, ext. 4411 or www.ci.bothell.wa.us)

Ballroom Dance

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

SCORE Business Counseling

Plan Ahead Volunteers from the Service Corps of Retired Executives offer advice to small business owners, by appointment 1-9 p.m. Oct. 12, Bothell Regional Library, 18215 98th Ave. N.E. (register:425-486-7811)

Carnation

Swil Kanim

Sat Storytelling interwoven with violin, poetry and audience participation, 8-10 p.m. Oct. 1, Miller’s Community & Arts Center, 4597 Tolt Ave. (425-333-5007 or www.millersarts.com)

Michelmasse Feast

Sat Medieval harvest celebration banquet, with roast goose and other traditional fare, 6 p.m. Oct. 1, Bors Hede Inn at Camlann Medieval Village, 10320 Kelley Road N.E. Cost: $40. (reservations: 425-788-8624 or www.camlann.org)

Northwest Farming for Humanity Work Party

Plan Ahead Help pick winter squash for Hopelink food banks, 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Oct. 8, Full Circle Organic Farm, 31904 N.E. Eighth St. (register: 206-783-3088 or www.hope-link.org/takeaction/volunteer)

Open Song and Drum Session

Plan Ahead An opportunity to learn Orisha songs and explore the instruments of Afro-Cuban-based rhythm, all experience levels welcome; 7-9:30 p.m. Oct. 9, Miller’s Community & Arts Center, 4597 Tolt Ave. Cost: $5. (425-333-5007 or www.millersarts.com)

Issaquah

“Once on This Island”

Ongoing Village Theatre presents musical tale of divine interference in a love affair between a peasant and an aristocrat, through Oct. 23, 8 p.m. Wednesdays-Saturdays; 2 p.m. Saturdays-Sundays; 7 p.m. Sundays (except Oct. 23); 8 p.m. Oct. 18, Francis Gaudette Theatre, 303 Front St. N. Tickets: $24-$48. (425-932-2202 or www.ticketmaster.com)

Best Friends: Images of Animals and Their People

Ongoing Traveling exhibit of historical images from the Progressive Era (1880s-1920s), plus photos from the Issaquah Historical Society’s collection, through Oct. 15, Gilman Town Hall Museum, 165 S.E. Andrews St. Gallery hours: 11 a.m.-3 p.m. Thursdays-Saturdays. (425-392-3500).

Rhino Studios & Gallery

Thur Gallery grand opening, 2-9 p.m. with ribbon-cutting ceremony, music and wine, 2-3 p.m.; artist’s reception for a show of new sculpture and drawing by Jeremy Mayer, music by the Susan Palmer Jazz Group, food and wine, 7 p.m., Sept. 29, Rhino Studios & Gallery, 58 Front St. N., Second Floor. Show continues through Oct. 22. Gallery hours: noon-8 p.m. Thursdays-Fridays; 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturdays and by appointment. (425-392-5040 or www.rhinostudios.net)

Strategy Games Club

Fri For students in grades 6-12; refreshments, 2:30-4:30 p.m. Sept. 30, Issaquah Library, 10 W. Sunset Way. (425-392-5430 or www.kcls.org/iss/event.cfm)

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. (425-837-3311)

Salmon Days Festival

Sat-Sun Grand parade, arts and crafts, live entertainment on four stages including the Elvis Invitational, sporting events including a fencing competition, children’s activities, food, live salmon viewing and tours of the Washington State Salmon Hatchery, 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Oct. 1-2, downtown Issaquah, Front Street and Sunset Way. Free parking and $1 shuttles available from several locations. (425-392-0661 or www.salmondays.org)

Opera Preview: “The End of the Affair”

Tues Lecture on Jake Heggie’s opera about an illicit love affair during WWII, 7 p.m. Oct. 4, Issaquah Library, 10 W. Sunset Way. (425-392-5430)

Kenmore

Daytime Book Discussion Group

Mon “Desert Queen: The Extraordinary Life of Gertrude Bell,” by Janet Wallach, 1 p.m. Oct. 3, Kenmore Library, 18138 73rd Ave. N.E. (425-486-8747 or www.kcls.org/kenm/programs.cfm)

Study Zone

Ongoing Free homework help from volunteer tutors for elementary, middle and high school students, 3:30-5:30 p.m. Mondays, Kenmore Library, 18138 73rd Ave. N.E. (425-486-8747 or www.kcls.org/studyzone)

Kirkland

“The Gentleman From Finland”

Wed Author Robert Goldstein discusses his adventures on the Trans-Siberian Express, 7 p.m. Sept. 28, ParkPlace Books, 348 Parkplace Center. (425-828-6546)

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. (425-893-8766 or www.kirklanddowntown.org)

Spooks and Ghosts

Thur Master Storyteller Gerald Fierst spins classic and modern tales of the supernatural and inexplicable, for ages 11 to adult; 7 p.m. Sept. 29, Kirkland Library, 308 Kirkland Ave. (425-822-2459 or www.kcls.org/kirk/programs.cfm)

An Evening of Writing

Thur Frances McCue, artistic director and co-founder of the Richard Hugo House discusses upcoming Hugo House writing classes, 7 p.m. Sept. 29, ParkPlace Books, 348 Parkplace Center. (425-828-6546)

“Fiorello!”

Sat-Sun Showtunes! Theatre Company presents a concert performance of the music of this Broadway show about life in New York City during the time of Mayor Fiorello LaGuardia; 8 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 1, and 2 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 2, Kirkland Performance Center, 350 Kirkland Ave. Tickets: $16-$25. (425-893-9900 or www.kpcenter.org)

Opera Preview: “The End of the Affair”

Mon Lecture on Jake Heggie’s opera about an illicit love affair during WWII, 7 p.m. Oct. 3, Kirkland Library, 308 Kirkland Ave. (425-822-2459)

“Burning Fence: A Western Memoir of Fatherhood”

Mon Author Craig Lesley discusses his new book, 7 p.m. Oct. 3, ParkPlace Books, 348 Parkplace Center. (425-828-6546)

“Frog and His Friends”

Plan Ahead Theater Terra from the Netherlands brings three stories from this Dutch children’s series to life through puppets and live actors, 11 a.m. and 2 p.m. Oct. 8, Kirkland Performance Center, 350 Kirkland Ave. Tickets: $11-$18 (425-893-9900 or www.kpcenter.org)

Turtle Island String Quartet

Plan Ahead Two violins, a viola and a cello play everything from Bach to bluegrass, 8 p.m. Oct. 8, Kirkland Performance Center, 350 Kirkland Ave. Tickets: $11-$33. (425-893-9900 or www.kpcenter.org)

Book Discussion Group

Plan Ahead “Middlesex” by Jeffrey Eugenides, 7 p.m. Oct. 10, Kirkland Library, 308 Kirkland Ave. (425-822-2459 or www.kcls.org/kirk/programs.cfm)

Poetry at ParkPlace Books

Plan Ahead An evening of open-mike poetry with published and novice poets, 7 p.m. Oct. 13, ParkPlace Books, 348 Parkplace Center. (425-828-6546)

Kirkland Art Walk

Plan Ahead 18 downtown Kirkland galleries within walking distance of each other have extended hours, with artists’ receptions at some galleries, 6-9 p.m. Oct. 13. Maps available at the galleries. (425-889-8212)

Mercer Island

Mercer Island Republican Women

Mon Leslie Lewallen from the Pacific Legal Foundation will discuss Critical Land Ordinances; guests welcome; 11 a.m. Oct. 3, Mercer Island Library conference room, 4400 88th Ave. S.E. (206-232-0583)

Opera Preview: “The End of the Affair”

Plan Ahead Lecture on Jake Heggie’s opera about an illicit love affair during WWII, 7 p.m. Oct. 5, Mercer Island Library, 4400 88th Ave. S.E. (206-236-3537)

Newcastle

Don James Golf Classic

Plan Ahead Putting contest at 10 a.m. and noon shotgun-start golf tournament followed by a dinner and silent and live auctions to benefit the Boys & Girls Club of Kirkland; Oct. 7, Golf Club Newcastle, 15500 Six Penny Lane. Cost: $295; $50 banquet only. (reservations by Sept. 30: 425-827-0132, ext. 107 or www.onepositiveplace.org/donjamesgolfclassic)

North Bend

Bite of the Valley

Wed Sample food from Snoqualmie Valley restaurants, delis and bakeries; event open to all ages, with a separate beer/wine garden for adults; 5:30-8 p.m. Sept. 28, Si View Community Center, 400 S.E. Orchard Drive (425-888-4440 or www.snovalley.org)

Back to School Resources

Thur Information session for students and parents on library resources to help public, private and homeschool K-12 students with schoolwork, 1:30 p.m. Sept. 29, North Bend Library, 115 E. Fourth St. (425-888-0554 or www.kcls.org/nbend/programs.cfm)

“Fahrenheit 451”

Fri Screening of the 1966 film based on Ray Bradbury’s classic sci-fi book followed by discussion on censorship and the First Amendment, 1:30 p.m. Sept. 30, North Bend Library, 115 E. Fourth St. (425-888-0554 or www.kcls.org/nbend/programs.cfm)

North Bend Farmer’s Market

Ends Sat Fresh produce, flowers, plants, crafts and entertainment, 9 a.m.-2 p.m., Saturdays through Oct. 1, Mount Si Senior Center, 411 Main Ave. S. (425-888-3434)

First Tuesdays Book Group

Tues “Benjamin Franklin: An American Life,” by Walter Isaacson, 7 p.m. Oct. 4, North Bend Library, 115 E. Fourth St. Nov. 1: “The Seduction of Water,” by Carol Goodman. (425-888-0554 or www.kcls.org/nbend/programs.cfm)

Redmond

Shoes For Orphan Souls

Ends Fri Donations of new shoes, socks and shoelaces for 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. Mondays-Saturdays, 11 a.m.-7 p.m. Sundays, through Sept. 30, Redmond Town Center Information Central, 16495 N.E. 74th St. (425-867-0808 or www.redmondtowncenter.com).

Apples & Honey: Stories for the Jewish Days of Awe

Wed Gerald Fierst tells stories for the Jewish New Year and shares apples dipped in honey to bring sweetness to the coming season; for ages 11 to adult; 7 p.m. Sept. 28, Redmond Regional Library, 15990 N.E. 85th St. (425-885-1861 or www.kcls.org/red/redprog.cfm)

Corn Maze

Ongoing Maze cut in the shape of the classic American painting “American Gothic;” u-pick fruits and vegetables; 10 a.m.-5:30 p.m. Thursdays and Sundays, 10 a.m.-9 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays through Oct. 30, 10 a.m.-9 p.m. Oct. 31, South 47 Farm, 15410 N.E. 124th St. Cost: $4.50-$5.50. (425-869-9777 or www.south47farm.com)

“We’re No Angels”

Ongoing Comedy about three escaped convicts who decide to help a family they’d planned to rob, 8:15 p.m. Fridays-Saturdays through Oct. 8 and 2:15 p.m. Oct. 2, SecondStory Repertory, 16587 N.E. 74th St. Tickets: $18-$24. (425-881-6777 or www.secondstoryrep.org)

Breakfast with the Mayor

Fri No host-breakfast and informal discussion on local issues with Mayor Rosemarie Ives, 8-9 a.m. Sept. 30, Family Pancake House, 17621 Redmond Way. (425-556-2101)

Old Fire House Concerts

Ongoing All-ages venue, with local performers, 8 p.m., Old Fire House Teen Center, 16510 N.E. 79th St. Cost: $6. Sept. 30: Culling the Weak, Fetus Joe, Missing Fingers and Boondoggle. Oct. 7: Keg, The Recliners and Monsterz. (425-556-2389 or www.theoldfirehouse.org)

Mommy & Me at the Farm

Fri 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. Sept. 30: Name that vegetable! (425-869-9777 or www.south47farm.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. Oct. 1: Redmond Historical Society display. (425-556-0636 or www.redmondsaturdaymarket.homestead.com)

Harvest Celebration Farm Tour

Sat Address by King County Executive Ron Sims, storytelling, live music, wagon rides, cooking demonstration, corn maze and u-pick fruits, vegetables, flowers and herbs, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Oct. 1, South 47 Farm, 15410 N.E. 124th St. Cost: $5.50 for corn maze. (425-869-9777 or www.south47farm.com)

An Affair for the Arts

Sun Seventh annual dinner with silent and live auctions to benefit Kirkland Performance Center’s theater and education programs, 4-8:30 p.m. Oct. 2, Redmond Marriott Town Center, 7401 164th Ave. N.E. Tickets: $150-$250. (reservations by Sept. 28: 425-828-0422 or www.kpcenter.org)

Evening Book Discussion

Plan Ahead “Purple Hibiscus,” by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie, 7:30 p.m. Oct. 6, Redmond Regional Library, 15990 N.E. 85th St. Nov. 3: “The Smell of Apples,” by Mark Behr. (425-885-1861 or www.kcls.org/red/redprog.cfm)

Wastemobile

Plan Ahead Hazardous household wastes such as pesticides, fluorescent light bulbs, paints and thinners, automotive and non-alkaline batteries and automotive products will be accepted, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Oct. 7-9, Home Depot, 17777 NE 76th St. (206-296-4692 or www.govlink.org/hazwaste/news/events.cfm)

Morning Book Group

Plan Ahead “Life of Pi,” by Yann Martel, 10 a.m. Oct. 13, Redmond Regional Library, 15990 N.E. 85th St. Nov. 10: “Four Spirits,” by Sena Jeter Naslund. (425-885-1861)

Renton

“The IKEA Cycle: Tiny Domestic Dramas”

Ongoing A series of 10-minute interrelated plays staged on the “sets” of the furniture showroom; a King County Performance Network production, 7-9 p.m. Mondays and Wednesdays through Nov. 9, IKEA, 600 S.W. 43rd St. (206-296-7580 or www.4culture.org)

Teen Advisory Council

Wed An opportunity for ages 12-18 to earn community service hours and gain leadership experience, 7 p.m. Sept. 28, Fairwood Library, 17009 140th Ave. S.E. (425-226-0522)

Master Gardeners at the Library

Ongoing King County master gardeners will be available for questions, 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturdays, Fairwood Library, 17009 140th Ave. S.E. (425-226-0522 or www.kcls.org/fair/programs.cfm)

Making a Manga Comic Book

Mon Learn how to tell a story in comic form, for ages 12-18; 7 p.m. Oct. 3, Fairwood Library, 17009 140th Ave. S.E. (425-226-0522)

Books at Lunch Bunch

Plan Ahead “Middlemarch: A Study of Provincial Life,” by George Eliot; bring a sack lunch, 12:30 p.m. Oct. 12, Fairwood Library, 17009 140th Ave. S.E. (425-226-0522 or www.kcls.org/fair/programs.cfm)

Sammamish

Mother/Daughter Book Club

Wed “Walk Two Moons,” by Sharon Creech; for daughters ages 9-11, 7 p.m. Sept. 28, Sammamish Library, 825 228th Ave. N.E. (register: 425-836-8793)

Woodinville

Budget Basics

Thur A free “Civics Academy” workshop on where city revenue comes from and how property taxes are spent, 6:30-8 p.m. Sept. 29, City Hall, 17301 133rd Ave. N.E. (425-877-2267 or www.ci.woodinville.wa.us)

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. Oct. 1: Market BBQ and Farm Fresh Drawing. Oct. 8: Vendor Appreciation Day. Oct. 15: Oktoberfest. (206-546-7960 or www.woodinvillefarmersmarket.com)

Sammamish ReLeaf Work Party

Sat Volunteers will remove non-native vegetation, mulch cleared areas and plant native species along the Sammamish River Trail; tools, gloves, water and sacks supplied, 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Oct. 1, park at the Northshore Athletic Fields, 14600 N.E. 145th St. (register: 425-877-2289 or www.ci.woodinville.wa.us)

Citizen Decision Making

Plan Ahead A free “Civics Academy” workshop on how to get involved in land use and capital projects planning, 6:30-8 p.m. Oct. 6, City Hall, 17301 133rd Ave. N.E. (425-877-2267 or www.ci.woodinville.wa.us)

The Pragmatic Politician

Plan Ahead A free “Civics Academy” workshop on the ins and outs of policy-making, with a panel of elected and appointed city officials, 6:30-8 p.m. Oct. 13, City Hall, 17301 133rd Ave. N.E. (425-877-2267 or www.ci.woodinville.wa.us)

Compiled by Nyssa Rogers

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