Bellevue Game Day Wed Play board games and cards with other local teens, 3:30-5 p.m. Aug. 31, Lake Hills Library, 15228 Lake Hills Blvd...

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Game Day

Wed Play board games and cards with other local teens, 3:30-5 p.m. Aug. 31, Lake Hills Library, 15228 Lake Hills Blvd. (425-747-3350 or www.kcls.org/lh/programs.cfm).

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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).

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. Sept. 8: Cooking demonstration, 3:30 p.m., chef Randy Robinson of Pogacha Restaurant. (425-454-8474 or www.bellevuefarmersmarket.org).

Kiwanis Club of Bellevue Luncheon Meeting

Thur Features guest speaker King County Sheriff Sue Rahr, noon Sept. 1, Paragon Hotel, 818 112th Ave. N.E. Cost: $15.25 for lunch; non-members welcome. (425-453-9948).

Live at Lunch Summer Concert Series

Ongoing Live music, noon-1:30 p.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays through Sept. 15 at various downtown locations. Sept 1: Nowhere Men, Beatles classics; Bellevue Galleria, 550 106th Ave. N.E. Sept 6: HB Radke, swing; Symetra Financial Center, 777 108th Ave. N.E. Sept 8: Kennedy Brothers, folk rock; Bellevue Galleria, 550 106th Ave. N.E. Sept 13: Kellee Bradley, award-winning songwriter; Skyline Tower, 10900 N.E. Fourth St. Sept 15: Dance Factory, disco; Bellevue Galleria, 550 106th Ave. N.E. (425-453-1223 or www.bellevuelive.com/liveatlunch).

Late Night Music at Crossroads

Fri-Sat Live music, 7:30-10 p.m., Crossroads Bellevue, 15600 N.E. Eighth St. Sept. 2: Mike Faast & The Way Out West Swing Band. Sept. 3: First Saturday Big Band Dance featuring The Portage Bay Big Band. (425-644-1111 or www.crossroadsbellevue.com).

Tools and Log Cabin Construction

Sat Interactive exhibit with an opportunity to try tools and techniques used to build log cabins in the late 1800s, noon-3 p.m. Sept. 3, Fraser Cabin at Kelsey Creek Farm Park, 13204 S.E. Eighth Place. (425-450-1049).

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. (register: 425-452-6885).

Second Annual International Cancer Cup Dragon Boat Festival

Sun Teams of cancer survivors, medical personnel and corporate teams from the region and Canada compete in dragon boat races; live music, dragon dancing and food, 8 a.m.-6 p.m. Sept. 4, Newcastle Beach Park, 4400 Lake Washington Blvd. S.E. (206-732-8350 or www.teamsurvivornw.org).

“Tying the Knot”

Tues The Eastside Network presents a free screening and discussion of this documentary on marriage equality for same-sex couples; potluck dinner, children and youth welcome, 6:30-8:30 p.m. Sept. 6, The Bradford Center, 752 108th Ave. N.E. Cost: $3. (425-450-9337 or www.theeastsidenetwork.org)

Hospice Volunteer Training

Plan Ahead Group Health Hospice Program will offer a three-day training session for weekday hospice volunteers to stay in patients’ homes, assist with errands and household tasks and provide emotional support for terminally ill patients and their families, Sept. 14-16. Application deadline is Sept. 7 (425-556-6372).

Volunteer Orientation

Plan Ahead Hopelink’s Eastside Literacy Program will hold two orientation sessions for new volunteers to tutor adults in basic literacy, ESL and GED preparation; nutritionists, cooks, bankers and general office volunteers also needed, 1-2:30 p.m. or 7-8:30 p.m. Sept. 7, Hopelink’s Bellevue Center, 15015 Main Street, Suite 206 (425-943-6780).

Pizza & Pages Book Group

Plan Ahead Pizza and book talk for youths ages 12-18, 3:30-5:30 Sept. 14, Lake Hills Library, 15228 Lake Hills Blvd. (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. (425-487-2441).

Writer’s Workshop

Starts Fri 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, Sept. 2-30 (except Sept. 16), Bothell Regional Library, 18215 98th Ave. N.E. (425-486-7811 or www.kcls.org/bothell/programs.cfm).

Bothell Farmers Market

Ongoing Locally grown produce, flowers, 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).

Pancake Breakfast

Sat 8-11:30 a.m. Sept. 3, Northshore Senior Center, 10201 E. Riverside Drive. Cost: $4-$5. (425-487-2441).

Dahlia Show

Sat-Sun Annual Seattle Dahlia Society event, with thousands of flowers on display, 12:30-5 p.m. Saturday; noon-5 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 3-4, Courtyard Hall at Country Village Bothell, 23732 Bothell-Everett Highway. (206-367-5647 or www.countryvillagebothell.com).

Classic Car Show

Sun Classic cars, live music and food, noon-4 p.m. Sept. 4, Country Village Bothell, 23732 Bothell-Everett Highway. Cost: $10 entry fee. (206-290-9301 or www.countryvillagebothell.com).

SCORE Business Counseling

Plan Ahead Volunteers from the Service Corps of Retired Executives offer advice to current and future small business owners, by appointment 1-9 p.m. Sept. 14, Bothell Regional Library, 18215 98th Ave. N.E. (register: 425-486-7811).

Carnation

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Sat Storytelling interwoven with violin, poetry and audience participation, 8-10 p.m. Sept. 3, Miller’s Community & Arts Center, 4597 Tolt Ave. (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. (425-333-6050 or www.carnationfarmersmarket.org).

Northwest Farming for Humanity Work Party

Plan Ahead Help pick mixed vegetables for Hopelink food banks, 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Sept. 10, Full Circle Organic Farm, 31904 N.E. Eighth St. (register: 206-783-3088 or www.hope-link.org/takeaction/volunteer).

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. Sept. 11, Miller’s Community & Arts Center, 4597 Tolt Ave. Cost: $5. (425-333-5007 or www.millersarts.com).

Duvall

SummerStage 2005

Wed 5:30-7 p.m. children’s art activities; 6:30-8 p.m. concerts, McCormick Park, Northeast Stephens Street and Main Street. Rain site: Cherry Valley Elementary School multi-purpose room, 27601 N.E. Cherry Valley Rd. Aug. 31: Alice Stuart & the Formerlys, blues rock. (425-788-2983 or www.cityofduvall.com/dac).

Fall City

“Taming of the Shrew”

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

Issaquah

Natural Wonders: Artistic Impressions

Ongoing 11 local artists’ interpretations of nature through photography, sculpture, painting, mixed media, drawing and metal work, through Sept. 12, University House at Issaquah, 22975 S.E. Black Nugget Road. Gallery hours: 8:30 a.m.-5:30 p.m. daily. (425-557-4200).

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. Thursday-Saturday. (425-392-3500).

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).

Kenmore

Kenmore Art Show & Festival

Ongoing Regional juried visual and performing arts show, with painting, drawing, sculpture, photography and artisan works; 2-8 p.m., with 7 p.m. concerts, through Sept. 4, Northlake Lutheran Church, 6620 N.E. 185th St. (425-486-6050).

Daytime Book Discussion Group

Plan Ahead “The Secret Life of Bees,” by Sue Monk Kidd, 1 p.m. Sept. 12, Kenmore Library, 18138 73rd Ave. N.E. (425-486-8747 or www.kcls.org/kenm/programs.cfm).

Kirkland

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).

Kirkland Art Walk

Plan Ahead 18 downtown galleries within walking distance of each other have extended hours, with artists’ receptions at some galleries, 6-9 p.m. Sept. 8. Maps available at the galleries. (425-889-8212).

Celebrate International Literacy Day

Plan Ahead Meet children’s authors Sara Hagar of “Dancing Matilda,” Barbara Jean Hicks of “Jitterbug Jam” and Julie Paschkis of “Here Comes Grandma,” 6:30 p.m. Sept. 8, ParkPlace Books, 348 Parkplace Center. (425-828-6546).

Poetry at ParkPlace Books

Plan Ahead An evening of open-mike poetry, with published poets and novices, 7 p.m. Sept. 8, ParkPlace Books, 348 Parkplace Center. (425-828-6546).

SCORE Business Counseling

Plan Ahead Volunteers from the Service Corps of Retired Executives offer advice to small business owners, by appointment 1-4 p.m. Sept. 9, Kirkland Library, 308 Kirkland Ave. (register: 425-822-2459).

Teen Concerts

Plan Ahead All-ages venue, with local performers, 7 p.m., Kirkland Teen Union Building, 348 Kirkland Ave. Cost: $5. Sept. 10: Oceans in Oblivion, The Number One Dads and Los Furios. Sept. 17: Autumn Poetry, Ancille and Beestings. (425-822-3088 or www.ktub.org).

Book Discussion Group

Plan Ahead “The Pieces from Berlin,” by Michael Pye, 7 p.m. Sept. 12, Kirkland Library, 308 Kirkland Ave. (425-822-2459 or www.kcls.org/kirk/programs.cfm).

Angel Care Celebration

Plan Ahead Release party, with wine, cheese and the 2006 Angel Care Breast Cancer Foundation calendar models, 7-9 p.m. Sept. 15, ParkPlace Books, 348 Parkplace Center. (425-828-6546).

Socrates Café

Plan Ahead Monthly philosophical discussion group, 7 p.m. Sept. 16, ParkPlace Books, 348 Parkplace Center. (425-828-6546).

Mercer Island

Solu-Khumbu: The Trek to Everest

Thur Photographer and world traveler Tim Hauf presents a slideshow lecture about his trek through central Nepal, 12:30-1:30 p.m. Sept. 1, Stroum Jewish Community Center, 3801 East Mercer Way. Cost: $2 for non-members. (register: 206-232-7115, ext. 269).

North Bend

Friends of the North Bend Annual Book Sale

Ongoing Proceeds help fund special programs, 10:30 a.m.-8:30 p.m. Wednesday-Thursday; 10:30 a.m.-6 p.m. Friday; 10:30 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday; 1-5 p.m. Sunday, through Sept. 4, North Bend Library, 115 E. Fourth St. (425-888-0554 or www.kcls.org/nbend/programs.cfm).

North Bend Farmer’s Market

Ongoing 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

Plan Ahead “No. 1 Ladies’ Detective Agency,” by Alexander McCall Smith, 7 p.m. Sept. 6, North Bend Library, 115 E. Fourth St. (425-888-0554 or www.kcls.org/nbend/programs.cfm).

Redmond

Movies @ Marymoor

Ends Wed Picnicking and outdoor movies, with a portion of the proceeds donated to local non-profits; 7 p.m., with movies at dusk, Wednesdays through Aug. 31, Marymoor Park, 6046 W. Lake Sammamish Parkway N.E. Cost: $5-$15 suggested donation. Aug. 31: “Napoleon Dynamite.” (206-296-4999 or www.metrokc.gov/parks/outdoor-movies).

Shoes For Orphan Souls

Ongoing 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. 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).

Evening Book Discussion

Thur “A Bend in the River,” by V.S. Naipaul, 7:30 p.m. Sept. 1, Redmond Regional Library, 15990 N.E. 85th St. Oct. 6: “Purple Hibiscus,” by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie. (425-885-1861 or www.kcls.org/red/redprog.cfm).

South 47 Farm

Ongoing Organic U-pick and fresh produce, 10 a.m.-5:30 p.m. Thursdays-Saturdays through Oct. 31, 15410 N.E. 124th St. (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. Cost: $6. Sept. 2: The Assailant, Mikaela’s Fiend and Der Trasch. Sept. 9: Arabian Nightmare, Fools Fate and We Quit. (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. 3: Bugs. (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. Sept. 3: Customer appreciation day. Sept. 10: Music by Bonnie Birch. Sept. 24: Music by Jean Mann. (425-556-0636 or www.redmondsaturdaymarket.homestead.com).

Morning Book Group

Plan Ahead “Housekeeping,” by Marilyn Robinson, 10 a.m. Sept. 8, Redmond Regional Library, 15990 N.E. 85th St. Oct. 13: “Life of Pi,” by Yann Martel. (425-885-1861).

Redmond Historical Society

Plan Ahead 10:30 a.m.-noon Sept. 10, Old Redmond Schoolhouse Community Center, 16600 N.E. 80th St. (425-885-2919 or www.redmondhistory.org).

The Complete History of America (Abridged)

Plan Ahead Three actors attempt to portray the history of the U.S. in 90 minutes, 8:15 p.m. Sept. 9-10, SecondStory Repertory, 16587 N.E. 74th St. Tickets: $18-$24. (425-881-6777 or www.secondstoryrep.org).

Sophisticated Swing Big Band

Plan Ahead Dancing to the music of the 30s, 40s and 50s, 1-3:30 p.m. Sept. 16, Redmond Senior Center, 8703 160th Ave. N.E. Cost. $3. (425-556-2314).

Renton

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. (425-226-4560 or www.renton-chamber.com/farmersmarket.asp).

Best Books for Teens

Plan Ahead Discuss the best books for 2005 and vote on “Hot Picks of the Month,” refreshments; for ages 12-18, 6 p.m. Sept. 8, Fairwood Library, 17009 140th Ave. S.E. (425-226-0522 or www.kcls.org/fair/programs.cfm).

Master Gardeners at the Library

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

Master Gardeners Lecture

Plan Ahead Harvesting, storing and using herbs, 7 p.m. Sept. 13, Fairwood Library, 17009 140th Ave. S.E. (425-226-0522 or www.kcls.org/fair/programs.cfm).

Books at Lunch Bunch

Plan Ahead “The House on Mango Street,” by Sandra Cisneros; bring a sack lunch, 12:30 p.m. Sept. 14, Fairwood Library, 17009 140th Ave. S.E. (425-226-0522 or www.kcls.org/fair/programs.cfm).

Woodinville

Poetry Reading and Open Mike

Wed PoetsWest featured readers Idore Anschell, John Burgess and Nick Harris, followed by open-mike readings, 7 p.m. Aug. 31, Barnes & Noble Booksellers, 18025 Garden Way N.E. (206-682-1268 or www.poetswest.com/venues.htm).

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. Sept. 3: 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Wood-Turning Demo. Sept. 10: Corn Fest & BBQ. Sept. 17: Honey Fest. (206-546-7960 or www.woodinvillefarmersmarket.com).

Fall Recycling Event

Plan Ahead City residents may recycle tires, automotive products, batteries, electronic equipment, household goods and clothing, propane tanks, appliances, metal, porcelain toilets and sinks, cardboard and bulky wood items; fees and limits on some items, 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Sept. 17, Woodinville Park & Ride, 17800 140th Ave. N.E. (425-489-2700, Ext. 2240 or www.ci.woodinville.wa.us).

Compiled by Nyssa Rogers

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