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Volunteer Orientation


Wed Hopelink’s Eastside Literacy Program orientation for new volunteers to tutor adults in basic literacy, ESL and GED preparation and also for general office volunteers, 7 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 5, Hopelink’s Bellevue Center, 15015 Main Street, Suite 206. Information: 425-943-6780

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Write On!


Wed Creative writing workshop for teens ages 12-18, 3:30 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 5, Lake Hills Library, 15228 Lake Hills Blvd. Information: 425-747-3350


Town Hall Meeting


Thur Representatives Ross Hunter and Rodney Tom will discuss education in Bellevue, Clyde Hill, Hunts Point, Kirkland, Medina, Redmond and Yarrow Point, 7 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 5, Crossroads Community Center, 16000 N.E. 10th St. Information: 425-453-3064


Late Night Music at Crossroads Bellevue


Fri-Sat Hawaiian and Jamaican music by Po’okela Street Band, 7:30-10 p.m. Friday, Jan. 7, Crossroads Bellevue MarketStage, 15600 N.E. Eighth St. Saturday, Jan. 8: First Saturday Big Band Dance with music by Route 66. Information: 425-644-1111 or www.crossroadsbellevue.com


Eastside Interfaith Social Concerns Council


Tues Discussion with representatives of Children’s Response Center, an organization that works with children and families who have suffered from abuse or trauma, noon-1:30 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 11, First Presbyterian Church, 1717 Bellevue Way N.E. Information: 425-392-7753


American Association of University Women Meeting


Plan Ahead Joyce Aziza Hutchinson shares her experiences as a Muslim and as a teacher of developmentally disabled students; guests welcome. 9:30 a.m. meeting; 10:15 a.m. presentation, Wednesday, Jan. 12, Grace Lutheran Church, 9625 N.E. Eighth St. Information: 425-822-7916 or 425-641-5237


Library Book Discussion Group


Plan Ahead “Skipping Christmas,” by John Grisham, 7 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 12, Lake Hills Library, 15228 Lake Hills Blvd. Information: 425-747-3350


2005 — Year of the Rooster!


Plan Ahead Storyteller and musician Elizabeth Falconer presents tales to celebrate the new year; for children ages 4 and up, 4 p.m. Friday, Jan. 14, Lake Hills Library, 15228 Lake Hills Blvd. Information: 425-747-3350 or www.kcls.org/lh/programs.cfm


23rd Annual Bellevue Home Show


Plan Ahead Information on building, remodeling, landscaping and interior design, seminars and giveaways, 11 a.m.-8 p.m. Friday and Saturday, 11 a.m.-6 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 14-16, Meydenbauer Center, 11100 N.E. Sixth St. Cost: $5-$8. Information: 800-447-1913 or www.bellevuehomeshow.com


“The Three Sopranos”


Plan Ahead Bellevue Philharmonic Orchestra presents favorites from operas, operettas and musicals with singers Yana Eminova, Joanna Mongiardo and N’kenge Simpson-Hoffman, 7:30 p.m. Saturday and 2 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 15-16, Theatre at Meydenbauer, 11100 N.E. Sixth St. Tickets: $10-$30. Reservations: 206-325-6500 or www.ticketwindowonline.com


Ladies Musical Club Concert


Plan Ahead Music by Bloch, Borodin, Fauré and Brahms, 3 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 16, First United Methodist Church of Bellevue, 1934 108th Ave. N.E. Information: 206-622-6882


Anime and Manga Appreciation Club


Plan Ahead Drawing techniques, character and story discussions and information on new titles for youth ages 12-18, 3:30 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 19, Lake Hills Library, 15228 Lake Hills Blvd. Information: 425-747-3350


P.F.L.A.G. Meeting


Plan Ahead Provides support for parents, families and friends of lesbians and gays at 7 p.m. Thursday, Jan.20, First United Methodist Church, 1934 108th Ave. N.E. Information: 206-325-7724


Children’s Literature for Homeschoolers


Plan Ahead Organizational meeting for home schooling families with information on children’s literature, 3 p.m. Friday, Jan. 21, Lake Hills Library, 15228 Lake Hills Blvd. Information: 425-747-3350


Bothell



Writer’s Workshop


Starts Fri Author and writing instructor Frances Dayee will lead workshops which can be taken as a series or individually, 2-4 p.m. Fridays, Jan.7-28, Bothell Regional Library, 18215 98th Ave. N.E. Information: 425-486-7811 or www.kcls.org/bothell/programs.cfm


Hypothermia


Tues Information on the dangers of cold temperatures by Evergreen Hospital Medical Center, 12:45-2 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 11, Northshore Senior Center, 10201 E. Riverside Drive. Registration: 425-487-2441


Tales and Tea: Traveling Fools


Plan Ahead Selected short travel memoirs read aloud over a cup of tea, 3:30 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 12, Bothell Regional Library, 18215 98th Ave. N.E. Information: 425-486-7811


Pancake Breakfast


Plan Ahead Benefits the senior center’s Health and Wellness Equipment Fund, 8-11:30 a.m. Saturday, Jan. 15, Northshore Senior Center, 10201 E. Riverside Drive. Cost: $4-$5. Reservations: 425-487-2441


Anger and Coping with Disease and Life Changes


Plan Ahead Workshop by Evergreen Hospital Medical Center, 12;45-2 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 18, Northshore Senior Center, 10201 E. Riverside Drive. Registration: 425-487-2441


Carnation



Sno-Valley Tilth Potluck


Mon Viewing of the documentary “The Future of Food,” about genetically modified food and food safety, 6 p.m. dinner; 7 p.m. meeting, Carnation Tree Farm, 31523 N.E. 40th St. . Bring a dish to share. Information: 360-794-6081


Issaquah



Revolution Gallery


Starts Fri Exhibit of new block prints by local artist Amanda Kindregan opens with an artist’s reception 6-8 p.m. Friday, Jan. 7 and 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


Holiday Tree Recycling


Sat All trimmings must be removed; no flocked trees, 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 8, Issaquah High School, 700 Second Ave. S.E. Information: 425-837-3350


“The Velveteen Rabbit”


Plan Ahead Village Theatre’s Kidstage Ensemble presents the story of a toy rabbit that yearns to be real, 7:30 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays; 2 p.m. Saturdays and Sundays, Jan. 14-23, First Stage, 120 Front St. N. Tickets: $8-$9. Reservations: 425-392-2202


District-wide Middle School Dance


Plan Ahead For youth in grades 6-8 with an Issaquah ASB card, 7-10 p.m. Friday, Jan. 14, Issaquah Community Center, 301 Rainier Blvd. S. Dress code enforced. Cost: $5. Information: 425-837-3350


Issaquah Historical Society


Plan Ahead Author Doug Simpson discusses the history of Squak Mountain and its hiking trails; refreshments, 11 a.m. Saturday, Jan. 15, Issaquah Depot, 50 Rainier Blvd. N. Information: 425-392-3500


Swingin’ in Vienna


Plan Ahead Dancing to swing and jazz music by the Evergreen Philharmonic and dessert bar. 7:00 p.m. doors; 7:30 p.m. performance, Sunday, Jan. 16, Issaquah Community Center, 301 Rainier Blvd. S. Cost: $20-$40. Semi-formal attire. Reservations: 425-401-2065


Book Club


Plan Ahead “The Liberated Bride,” by A.B. Yehoshua, 7 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 19, Issaquah Library, 10 W. Sunset Way. Information: 425-392-5430


“Steel Magnolias”


Plan Ahead Village Theatre presents Robert Harling’s play about how six women survive the best and worst of life, opens Jan. 19 and continues through Feb. 27 with shows 8 p.m. Wednesdays through Saturdays; 2 p.m. Saturday and Sundays (except Jan. 29); 7 p.m. Sundays (except Jan. 23 and Feb. 27); 8 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 22 followed by a post-show discussion, Francis J. Gaudette Theatre, 303 Front St. N. Tickets: $32-$45. Reservations: 425-392-2202


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


Messages in the Light


Plan Ahead Hands-on workshop on making luminaries, 6 p.m. Thursday or 2 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 20 and 22, Revolution Gallery, 317 N.W. Gilman Blvd. #26. Cost: $20. Registration: 425-392-4982


Block Print Valentines and Cards


Plan Ahead Hands-on workshop, 11 a.m. Saturday, Jan. 22, Revolution Gallery, 317 N.W. Gilman Blvd. #26. Cost: $25. Registration: 425-392-4982


Kenmore



Writer’s Workshop


Ongoing Encouragement, positive critique and inspiration led by Frances Dayee, 1 p.m. Thursdays, Jan. 6-27, Kenmore Library, 18138 73rd Ave. N.E. Information: 425-486-8747


Kirkland



Holiday Show


Ends Sun Display of paintings, ceramics, fiber works and sculptures by 14 artists continues through Jan. 9, Berozkina Gallery, 9 Lake St. Gallery hours: 11 a.m.-6 p.m. Tuesdays-Saturdays; noon-5 p.m. Sundays. Information: 425-803-5032


Terrific Terrains


Ongoing Exhibit of paintings, drawings, photography and clay works by local artists continues through Jan. 31, Kirkland City Hall, 123 First Ave. Gallery hours: 8 a.m.-5 p.m. Mondays through Fridays. Information: 425-829-2885


Celebrating New Art for the New Year


Ongoing Display of contemporary art by Northwest painters, sculptors and photographers continues through Jan. 30 with an artists’ reception 6-9 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 13, Parklane Gallery, 130 Park Lane. Gallery hours: 11 a.m.-6 p.m. daily. Information: 425-827-1462


Singles Bookclub


Fri “My Name is Asher Lev,” by Chaim Potok, 7 p.m. Friday, Jan. 7, Parkplace Books, 348 Parkplace Center. Information: 425-828-6546


Animals in Winter


Sat NatureVision presents a workshop about animal migration and hibernation; for children ages 3-8 with an adult, 10:30 a.m. Saturday, Jan. 8, Kingsgate Library, 12315 N.E. 143rd St. Information: 425-821-7686 or www.kcls.org/kings/programs.cfm


“Shwaas”


Sun Screening of an Indian movie about a boy from a small village with retinoblastoma, a rare retinal cancer disease, followed by a discussion with the movie’s producers; movie is in Marathi with English subtitles, 1:30 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 9, Kirkland Performance Center, 350 Kirkland Ave. Tickets: $10. Reservations: 425-893-9900 or www.kpcenter.org


Book Discussion


Mon “Year of Wonders,” Geraldine Brooks, 7 p.m. Monday, Jan. 10, Kirkland Library, 308 Kirkland Ave. Information: 425-822-2459


Color of January: Renovating an Ignored Season


Starts Tues Exhibit of paintings, drawings and sculpture by nine artists opens Jan. 11 and continues through Feb. 6 with an artists’ reception 6-9 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 13, Berozkina Gallery, 9 Lake St. Gallery hours: 11 a.m.- 6 p.m. Tuesdays-Thursdays; 11 a.m.-9 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays; noon-5 p.m. Sundays. Information: 425-803-5032


Mother-Daughter Book Club


Tues “Olive’s Ocean,” by Kevin Henkes; for daughters ages 12-15, 7 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 11, Kingsgate Library, 12315 N.E. 143rd St. Information: 425-821-7686 or www.kcls.org/kings/programs.cfm


Is Weight-Loss Surgery for You?


Plan Ahead Information on surgical options, post-operative follow-up, nutrition, lifestyle changes and costs, 6:30-9 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 12, Evergreen Hospital Medical Center, 12040 N.E. 128th St. Registration: 425-899-3000


Opera Preview: Manon Lescaut


Plan Ahead Discussion about Giacomo Puccini’s tragedy about a country girl with a taste for luxury, 7 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 12, Kirkland Library, 308 Kirkland Ave. Information: 425-822-2459


Pet First Aid


Plan Ahead How to identify and respond to pet emergencies, 6-8:30 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 12, Evergreen Hospital Medical Center, 12040 N.E. 128th St. Cost: $30. Registration: 425-899-3000


Puppy’s First Year


Plan Ahead Seminar on training tips, problem prevention and solutions, 10 a.m.-noon Saturday, Jan. 15, Denny’s Pet World, 12534 120th Ave. N.E. Registration: 425-821-3800


Juanita Bay Park Bird Walk


Plan Ahead Tour of an urban wildlife habitat which includes wet meadow, marsh and open water ecosystems, 9 a.m. Tuesday, Jan. 18, meet in the parking lot, 2201 Market St. Information: 425-576-8805


“Seeds of Doubt”


Plan Ahead Author Stephanie Kane discusses and signs her new book, 7 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 19, Parkplace Books, 348 Parkplace Center Information: 425-828-6546


Teen Science Fiction/Fantasy Book Club


Plan Ahead “Obernewtyn,” by Isobelle Carmody, 5:30 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 19, Kingsgate Library, 12315 N.E. 143rd St. Information: 425-821-7686 or www.kcls.org/kings/programs.cfm


Mood Food: Why Women Eat Chocolate


Plan Ahead Discover why women crave chocolate and why some chocolates are better for you than others, 12:30-1:30 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 20, Evergreen Hospital Medical Center, 12040 N.E. 128th St. Registration: 425-899-3000


Mercer Island



Parent and Tot Shabbat


Ongoing Live music, singing, dancing and challah for children up to age 3 with a parent, 9:45-10:30 a.m. Fridays, Stroum Jewish Community Center, 3801 E. Mercer Way. Information: 206-232-7115


Parent’s Night Out


Sat Swimming, movies and arts and crafts for children ages 4-11, 6-10 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 8, Stroum Jewish Community Center, 3801 E. Mercer Way. Cost: $15-$20. Registration: 206-232-7115


Chamber Art Gallery


Starts Mon Display of paintings by Kevin Curry and Robert Pare opens Jan. 10 and continues through March 31, Mercer Island Chamber of Commerce, 7613 S.E. 27th St. Gallery hours: 10 a.m.-3:30 p.m. Mondays through Fridays. Information: 206-230-5614


School’s Out


Plan Ahead Movies, arts and crafts, swimming and ice cream for children ages 4-11, 9:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m. Monday, Jan. 17, Stroum Jewish Community Center, 3801 E. Mercer Way. Cost: $25-$40. Registration: 206-232-7115


North Bend



Family Night


Plan Ahead Live entertainment by Improvisation with Gary Schwartz and the Spolin Players and the Storybook Theater troupe, crafts and refreshments, 6:30-8:30 p.m. Friday, Jan. 14, Si View Community Center, 400 S.E. Orchard Drive. Information: 425-831-1900


Redmond



St. Jude Nativity Display


Thur-Sat Nativity scenes from around the world, music and refreshments, 6:30-9:30 p.m. Thursday-Friday; 2-4:30 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 6-8, St. Jude Catholic Church, 10526 166th Ave. N.E. Information: 425-883-7685


“The Nightingale”


Starts Fri Sprouts Children’s Theatre presents an original musical adaptation of Hans Christian Andersen’s tale of a lonely emperor and a songbird; for ages 4 and up, 7 p.m. Fridays; 1 and 3 p.m. Saturdays and Sundays, Jan. 7-16; “Small Siblings” show for children ages 3 and under, 1 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 9 only. SecondStory Repertory, 16587 N.E. 74th St. Tickets: $8.50. Reservations: 425-881-6777


All Ages Concerts


Fri A Kiss Farewell, Mikaelas Fiend and Kiss Me Deadly, 8 p.m. Friday, Jan. 7, Old Fire House Teen Center, 15410 N.E. 79th St. Cost: $6. Information: 425-556-2341


Brides Against Breast Cancer


Fri-Sat Fund raising event with wedding gowns donated by bridal shops, manufacturers and individuals for sale to benefit Making Memories Breast Cancer Foundation, 10 a.m.-8 p.m. Friday and 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Saturday, Jan.7-8, Redmond Marriot Town Center Hotel, 7401 164th Ave. N.E. Information: 503-252-3955


Redmond Historical Society


Sat A presentation on Redmond history by Liz Coward, Carolyn Peckenpaugh and Maury and Howard Carlson, siblings whose father Harry Carlson owned Harry’s Market; 10:30 a.m.-noon, Saturday, Jan.8, Old Redmond Schoolhouse Community Center, 16600 N.E. 80th St. Information: 425-885-2919


Blood Pressure Checks


Mon By Evergreen Hospital Medical Center staff, 10:30 a.m.-noon, Monday, Jan. 10, Redmond Senior Center, 8703 160th Ave. N.E. Registration: 425-556-2314


Blue Earth Alliance Exhibit


Ongoing Display of photographs by 11 artists featuring endangered cultures, threatened environments and social concerns continues through Feb. 5, Old Redmond Schoolhouse Community Center, 16600 N.E. 80th St. Gallery hours: 8 a.m.-6 p.m. Mondays-Fridays. Information: 206-725-4913


Hearing Aid Checks


Plan Ahead A hearing instrument specialist will check and clean hearing aids and provide information on hearing loss, 9:30-11:30 a.m. Wednesday, Jan. 12, Redmond Senior Center, 8703 160th Ave. N.E. Registration: 425-556-2314


Probate


Plan Ahead Informational workshop, 9:30-10:30 a.m. Wednesday, Jan. 12, Redmond Senior Center, 8703 160th Ave. N.E. Registration: 425-556-2314


Open House


Plan Ahead Public review and comments needed on draft transportation plan and city street plan, 5-7 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 20, Old Redmond Schoolhouse Community Center, 16600 N.E. 80th St. Information: 425-556-2427


Sophisticated Swing Big Band


Plan Ahead Dancing to the music of the 30s, 40s and 50s, 1-3:30 p.m. Friday, Jan. 21, Redmond Senior Center, 8703 160th Ave. N.E. Cost. $3. Information: 425-556-2314


Renton



P.F.L.A.G.


Wed Provides support for parents, families and friends of lesbians and gays at 7 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 5, St. Luke’s Episcopal Church, 99 Wells Ave. S. Information: 206-325-7724


Teen Writing Group


Plan Ahead Writing exercises and tips for teens ages 12-18, 7 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 13, Fairwood Library, 17009 140th Ave. S.E. Information: 425-226-0522 or www.kcls.org/fair/programs.cfm


Lively Minds Book Group


Plan Ahead “The Whole Story and Other Stories,” by Ali Smith, 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 18, Fairwood Library, 17009 140th Ave. S.E. Information: 425-226-0522 or www.kcls.org/fair/programs.cfm


Books at Lunch Bunch


Plan Ahead “Life of Pi: A Novel,” by Yann Martel, 12:30 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 19, Fairwood Library, 17009 140th Ave. S.E. Bring a sack lunch. Information: 425-226-0522 or www.kcls.org/fair/programs.cfm


Sammamish



Book Discussion Group


Plan Ahead “The Elegant Gathering of White Snows,” by Kris Radish, 7 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 19, Sammamish Library, 825 228th Ave. N.E. Information: 425-836-8793 or www.kcls.org/samm/programs.cfm

Compiled by Angie Ma

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