Bellevue Introductory Orienteering Event Wed The Sammamish Orienteering Club will host an introductory map and compass event followed by...

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Introductory Orienteering Event


Wed 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


Outdoor Activities of the Early Eastside


Ongoing Exhibit of historical memorabilia and photographs depicting early local outdoor activities from swimming to mountain climbing, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Mondays-Saturdays through June 30, Eastside Heritage Center at Winters House, 2102 Bellevue Way S.E. Information: 425-452-2752


Teen Advisory Board


Wed 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


Greater Northwest Antiques & Fine Art Show


Thur-Mon Antiques, collector’s items, antique prints and paintings, rare books and maps, Asian art and antiquities, 7-10 p.m. preview benefiting the Hamlin Robinson School on Thursday; noon-9 p.m. Friday; noon-8 p.m. Saturday; noon-7 p.m. Sunday; noon-5 p.m. Monday, May 26-30, Meydenbauer Center, 11100 N.E. Sixth St. Cost: $10 regular admission; $25 preview. Information: 206-763-1167 or www.theosatco.com


Singer-Songwriter Showcase


Thur 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


Day Hikes Release Party


Thur Mike McQuaide and Seabury Blair Jr. authors of two recently released “Day Hikes” series books will share hiking stories; refreshments, 7 p.m., May 26, Barnes & Noble Booksellers, 626 106th Ave. N.E. Information: 425-451-8463


Late Night Music at Crossroads Bellevue


Fri-Sat Live music, 7:30-10 p.m., Crossroads Bellevue MarketStage, 15600 N.E. Eighth St., . May 27: Matt Jorgensen & 451 play “Extremely Original Jazz.” May 28: Hejira plays world fusion music and ethnic dancers perform. June 3: Little Bill & the Blue Notes. June 4: First Saturday Big Band Dance featuring Harley Brumbaugh’s Horns-A-Plenty. Information: 425-644-1111 or www.crossroadsbellevue.com


Food Frenzy


Sat Renton Technical College culinary students give cooking demonstrations and provide samples and recipes, noon-1 p.m., May 28 and June 18, Factoria Mall, 4055 Factoria Blvd. S.E. Information: 425-747-7344


Seattle Japanese Queen Pageant


Sun The Greater Seattle Japanese Community Queen Scholarship Program’s 46th annual coronation pageant celebrates Japanese culture and community with events in public speaking, talent, and traditional and contemporary Japanese choreography, 7 p.m., May 29, Theatre at Meydenbauer Center, 11100 N.E. Sixth St. Tickets: $20. Reservations: 206-325-6500 or www.ticketwindowonline.com


Sound Transit Public Meeting


Tues A chance to review and comment on the draft long-range plan for transportation in the region, noon-3 p.m., May 31, Key Center Building, 610 108th Ave. N.E. Information: 206-398-5000 or www.soundtransit.org/newsroom


Volunteer Orientation


Plan Ahead Hopelink’s Eastside Literacy Program will hold two orientation sessions for new literacy 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., June 1, Hopelink’s Bellevue Center, 15015 Main Street, Suite 206 . Information: 425-943-6780


Teen Writing Group


Plan Ahead Fun writing exercises and creative ideas for youth 12-18, 3:30-5:30 p.m. April 6, Lake Hills Library, 15228 Lake Hills Blvd. Information: 425-747-3350 or www.kcls.org/lh/programs.cfm


Sound Transit Public Meeting


Plan Ahead A chance to review and comment on the draft long-range plan for transportation in the region, 5-7 p.m., June 2, Newport Way Library, 14250 S.E. Newport Way. Information: 206-398-5000 or www.soundtransit.org/newsroom


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


Coppelia


Plan Ahead The International Ballet Theatre performs this classic, comic ballet about a man who unwittingly falls in love with a life-sized clock-work doll, 7 p.m. Friday and Saturday; 2 p.m. Saturday and Sunday, June 3-5, Theatre at Meydenbauer Center, 11100 N.E. Sixth St. Tickets: $15-$21. Reservations: 206-325-6500 or www.ticketwindowonline.com


Summer Dreams Auction


Plan Ahead Features three-course dinner and silent and live auctions to benefit Kirkland Boys and Girls Club programs, 5:30-10 p.m., June 3, Hyatt Regency Bellevue, 900 Bellevue Way N.E. Tickets: $75. Reservations by June 2: 425-827-0132, Ext. 107 or www.onepositiveplace.org/auction


Pizza & Pages Book Group


Plan Ahead Pizza and book talk for youth ages 12-18, 3:30-5:30, June 8, Lake Hills Library, 15228 Lake Hills Blvd. Information: 425-747-3350 or www.kcls.org/lh/programs.cfm


Bothell


May at Kaewyn Gallery


Ends Tues 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


Ballroom Dance


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


Bothell Farmers Market


Ongoing 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. May 27: Fiddle music with Sibling Strings. June 3: Sandy and Chuck play country. June 10: Marimba music by Vladimir Sanchez. 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., June 5, Northshore Senior Center, 10201 E. Riverside Drive. Tickets: $8-$10. Reservations: 425-487-2441


Carnation


Medieval Footwear and Leather


Sat-Sun 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


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


Swil Kanim


Plan Ahead Storytelling interwoven with violin, poetry and audience participation, 8-10 p.m., June 4, Miller’s Community & Arts Center, 4597 Tolt Ave. Information: 425-333-5007 or www.millersarts.com


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


Natural Wonders: Artistic Impressions


Ongoing Show of eleven 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


Sound Transit Public Meeting


Wed A chance to review and comment on the draft long-range plan for transportation in the region, 5-7 p.m., May 25, Issaquah Library, 10 W. Sunset Way. Information: 206-398-5000 or www.soundtransit.org/newsroom


Strategy Games Club


Fri 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


Issaquah Public Market


Ongoing Kids’ Day at the market with special youth vendor booths, 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. Information: 425-837-3311


Family Friday


Plan Ahead 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


Daytime Book Discussion Group


Plan Ahead “Revenge of the Middle-Aged Woman” by Elizabeth Buchan, 1 p.m., June 6, Kenmore Library, 18138 73rd Ave. N.E. Information: 425-486-8747 or www.kcls.org/kenm/programs.cfm


Kirkland


Teen Art Show


Starts Wed 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


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


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


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


7 Hills of Kirkland


Mon Cycling event with 41-mile seven-hill, 73-mile 11 hill and 100-mile Centennial routes; benefits Kirkland Interfaith Transitional Housing, riders start 7-9 a.m., May 30, from Marina Park, 25 Lake Shore Plaza. Cost: $40. Information: 425-576-9531, Ext. 104 or www.7hillskirkland.com


Papa, Do You Love Me?


Tues 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


Wednesday Night Live!


Plan Ahead The theater lobby becomes a cabaret with live entertainment; 21 and older only, 8-10 p.m. most Wednesdays June through August, Kirkland Performing Arts Center, 350 Kirkland Ave. Cost: $3; wine and beer available. June 1: Irish music with Liam Gallagher. June 15: Open mike comedy. Information: 425-893-9900


Singles Book Club


Plan Ahead “Peace Like a River” by Leif Enger, 7 p.m., June 1, Parkplace Books, 348 Parkplace Center. Information: 425-828-6546


What You Need to Know About Strokes


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


Sound Transit Public Meeting


Plan Ahead A chance to review and comment on the draft long-range plan for transportation in the region, 5-7 p.m., June 8, Kirkland Performance Center, 350 Kirkland Ave. Information: 206-398-5000 or www.soundtransit.org/newsroom


Poetry at Parkplace Books


Plan Ahead An evening of open mike poetry with published poets and novices, 7 p.m., June 8, Parkplace Books, 348 Parkplace Center. Information: 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., June 9. Maps are available at the galleries. Information: 425-889-8212


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


Public Art Dedication


Mon “Standing Strong,” a pergola structure honoring veterans will be dedicated with a formal presentation of the colors, music, speeches and refreshments, 11 a.m., May 30, Mercerdale Park, Southeast 32nd Street and 77th Avenue Southeast. Information: 206-236-3545


Memories to Nosh On


Plan Ahead Women’s League of Herzl-Ner Tamid’s annual Mitzvah event features a brunch and guest speaker food critic and author Sharon Boorstin; proceeds benefit the League’s scholarship and program fund, 9:30 a.m., June 5, Congregation Herzl-Ner Tamid Social Hall, 3700 E. Mercer Way. Cost: $25-$35. Reservations by May 28: 425-868-6810 or weiserfam@comcast.net


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


First Tuesdays Book Group


Plan Ahead “Empress Orchid” by Anchee Min, 7 p.m., June 7, North Bend Library, 115 E. Fourth St. Information: 425-888-0554 or www.kcls.org/nbend/programs.cfm


Redmond


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


All Ages Concerts


Fri Live music, 8 p.m. Fridays, Old Fire House, 16510 N.E. 79th St. Cost: $6. May 27: Schoolyard Heroes, The Ruby Doe and The Lonely H. June 10: Mon Frere and Eric Anderson. Information: 425-556-2389


The Pirates of Penzance


Ongoing Gilbert and Sullivan’s classic musical, 8:15 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays, through June 18; 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


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


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 or www.kcls.org/red/redprog.cfm


Bi-lingual Family Storytimes


Plan Ahead Books, songs and activities in Japanese, Russian or Spanish for children accompanied by an adult, Redmond Regional Library, 15990 N.E. 85th St. Japanese: 7 p.m., June 2 and 16. Russian: 11 a.m., June 6 and 20. Spanish: 7 p.m., June 9 and 23. Information: 425-885-1861. Information: www.kcls.org/red/redprog.cfm


Senior Center Flea Market and Plant Sale


Plan Ahead 10 a.m.-3 p.m., June 4, Redmond Senior Center, 8703 160th Ave. N.E. Information: 425-556-2314


Introduction to Corporate Giving


Plan Ahead How to get corporate funding for non-profit and personal causes and how to use print and electronic resources on corporate giving, 7 p.m., June 7, Redmond Regional Library, 15990 N.E. 85th St. Registration: 425-885-1861. Information: www.kcls.org/red/redprog.cfm


Sound Transit Public Meeting


Plan Ahead A chance to review and comment on the draft long-range plan for transportation in the region, 5-7 p.m., June 7, Old Redmond Schoolhouse Community Center, 16600 N.E. 80th St. Information: 206-398-5000 or www.soundtransit.org/newsroom


Morning Book Group


Plan Ahead “Balzac and the Little Chinese Seamstress” by Dai Sijie, 10 a.m., June 9, Redmond Regional Library, 15990 N.E. 85th St. Information: 425-885-1861 or www.kcls.org/red/redprog.cfm


Renton


Teen Advisory Council


Thur 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


P.F.L.A.G.


Plan Ahead Pride Day and Renton River Days planning,” 7 p.m., June 1, St. Luke’s Episcopal Church, 99 Wells Ave. S. Information: 206-325-7724 or 425-235-4139


“Prison Conversations: Prisoners at the Washington State Reformatory Discuss Live, Freedom, Crime and Punishment”


Plan Ahead Author Craig Gabriel reads from his new book, 7 p.m., June 1, Fairwood Library, 17009 140th Ave. S.E. Information: 425-226-0522 or www.kcls.org/fair/programs.cfm


Camelot


Plan Ahead Classic musical about King Arthur, Guenevere, Lancelot and the Knights of the Round Table, 7:30 p.m. Thursdays; 8 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays; 2 p.m. Sundays, June 3-19, Renton Civic Theatre, 507 S. Third St. Tickets: $15-$20. Reservations: 425-226-5529 or www.rentoncivictheater.org


Master Gardeners at the Library


Plan Ahead King County master gardeners will be available for questions 10 a.m.-2 p.m., June 4 and will give a lecture on ornamental vines at 7 p.m., June 7, Fairwood Library, 17009 140th Ave. S.E. Information: 425-226-0522 or www.kcls.org/fair/programs.cfm


“Prayer for People Who Can’t Sit Still”


Plan Ahead Author Bill Tenny-Brittian discusses spiritual practices from his new book for people unable to achieve the quiet introspection of traditional meditative practices, 7 p.m., June 9, Fairwood Library, 17009 140th Ave. S.E. Information: 425-226-0522 or www.kcls.org/fair/programs.cfm


Woodinville


Poetry Reading and Open Mike


Wed PoetsWest featured 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


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. June 4: Market BBQ and Farm Fresh Drawing. June 11: Farm Fresh Cooking Demo. June 25: Strawberry Social. Information: 206-546-7960 or www.woodinvillefarmersmarket.com


Compiled by Nyssa Rogers.


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