Building Your Poetry Suitcase: Writing workshop led by local poet and author Janet Wong; part of Teens Write It Out!, 4 p.m p.m. Wednesday, March 30...

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Building Your Poetry Suitcase


Wed 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


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Thur 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


Morality: Broadening the Public Debate


Thur A community forum on combating the use of morality as a political weapon, with panelists Temple de Hirsch Sinai Rabbi Daniel Weiner, UW Political Communication professor Dr. David Domke and UW Political Science professor Dr. John Wilkerson, 7-8:30 p.m. Thursday, Mar. 31, Temple B’nai Torah, 15727 N.E. Fourth St. Information: 425-603-9677


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


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 American roots music with Rod Cook & Toast, 7:30-10 p.m. Friday, April 1, Crossroads Bellevue MarketStage, 15600 N.E. Eighth St. Saturday, April 2: First Saturday Big Band Dance featuring the Moonlight Swing Orchestra. Information: 425-644-1111 or www.crossroadsbellevue.com


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


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


Problem Solving in StepParenting


Fri Discussion on working through re-marriage, stepchild custody, visitation and discipline, 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


Sheep Shearing Event


Sat 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. Eighth Place. Information: 425-452-7688


Baba Yaga and the Bag of Gold


Sat-Sun Thistle Theatre presents a puppet show version of the traditional Russian folktale, 2 p.m. and 4 p.m. Saturday and Sunday, April 2-3, KidsQuest Children’s Museum at Factoria Mall, 4089 Factoria Blvd. S.E. Information: 425-641-8282


“Every Student is a Winner”


Sun Family resource fair with information about programs and services available to families and youth; live entertainment, noon-5 p.m. Sunday, April 3, Crossroads Bellevue, 15600 N.E. Eighth St. Information: 425-644-1111 or www.crossroadsbellevue.com


Great Singers of the Century


Mon Opera lecturer Norm Hollingshead discusses the life and accomplishments of Tenor John McCormack, 7 p.m. Monday, April 4, Bellevue Regional Library, 1111, 110th Ave. N.E. Information: 425-450-1765 or www.kcls.org/brl/bellprog1.cfm


Terra Nova


Tues Author and science teacher Thelma Ritchie discusses Mars with references to her new fiction, 8 p.m., Tuesday, April 5, Barnes & Noble Booksellers, 626 106th Ave. N.E. Information: 425-451-8463


Writing Science Fiction


Tues Workshop 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


Let’s Bhangracise


Tues Exercise by learning steps from Bangra, a traditional Punjabi folk dance from northern India, 7-9 p.m. Tuesday, April 5, Overlake Conference Center, 14625 N.E. 24th St. Information: 425-269-0107


T.E.N.: The Eastside Network


Tues Monthly gay and lesbian discussion group; features a potluck dinner and guest speaker Eastside attorney Sam Ciapanna discussing the legalities of domestic partnerships, wills, and purchasing real estate; bring a dish to share, 6:30-8:30 p.m. Tuesday, April 5, The Bradford Center, 752 108th Ave. N.E. Children and youth welcome. Cost: $3. Information: 425-450-9337


Exploring Diversity


Starts Tues Exhibit of writing, photography and video created by Eastside teens participating in the Exploring Diversity Media Arts Workshop opens Tuesday, April 5 with a 7-8:30 p.m. reception and video viewing;writing and photography on display 8 a.m.-5 p.m. weekdays through April 15, Bellevue City Hall, 11511 Main St. Information: 425-869-5243


After Silence


Tues Film screening and discussion about internment experiences 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


Bellevue Live Jazz Series


Plan Ahead Jazz vocalist Greta Matassa performs; wine and appetizers available, 5-6:30 p.m. Wednesday, April 6, Bellevue Arts Museum, 510 Bellevue Way. April 13: Pop, jazz and rhythm & blues with Nadine Shanti at Civica Office Commons, 205 108th Ave. N.E. Cost: $2 wine and appetizers. Information: 425-453-1223 or www.bellevuelive.com/schedule.html


Poetry Slam Demo and Writing Workshop


Plan Ahead Opportunity for teens to share original poetry, get ideas for writing and learn about the world of Poetry Slam, 1 p.m. Wednesday, April 6, Sammamish High School Library, 100 140th Ave. S.E. Information: 425-747-3350


Liberty Forum


Plan Ahead King County Council member David Irons discusses his bid to unseat County Executive Ron Sims at the monthly discussion group of the Libertarian Party of King County.No-host dinner starts at 6 p.m. and meeting endsat 9 p.m., Wednesday, April 6, Azteca, 150 112th Ave. N.E. Cost: $2; guests welcome. Information: 425-451-2727 Ext. 122.


Why the Jews Rejected Jesus


Plan Ahead Author David Klinghoffer discusses his book, 1 p.m. Sunday, April 10, Barnes & Noble, 626 106th Ave. N.E. Information: 425-451-8463


Eastside Jazz Club


Plan Ahead Live music by Clarence Acox Quartet, 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, April 12, Sherman Clay, 1000 Bellevue Way. Tickets: $5-$10. Information: 425-454-0633


Eastside Mothers and More


Plan Ahead Provides support, education and advocacy for mothers, 7-9 p.m. Tuesday, April 12, East Shore Unitarian Church, 12700 S.E. 32nd St. Topic: De-cluttering and organizing homes, offices and cars. Information: 206-948-2142 or www.eastsidemothersandmore.org


South Asian Book Group


Plan Ahead “An Obedient Father,” by Akhil Sharma, 7 p.m. Wednesday, April 13, Barnes & Noble, 626 106th Ave. N.E. Information: 425-451-8463


Bothell



Onward and Upward: New Approaches to Classic Themes


Starts Fri 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


Starts Fri Author and writing instructor, Frances Dayee will lead workshops , 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


Tales and Tea: Down by the Sea


Plan Ahead Selected short stories about the sea read aloud over a cup of tea, 3:30 p.m. Wednesday, April 13, Bothell Regional Library, 18215 98th Ave. N.E. Information: 425-486-7811


Carnation


Vegetable Gardening with Michaele Blakely


Sun Learn how to get your seedlings off to a good start, how to plan for successive harvests and the basics of organic vegetable care, 1 p.m. Sunday, April 3, Growing Things Farm, 11525-B Carnation-Duvall Road N.E. Cost: $10-$15. Registration: 425-788-0480


Topsy-Turvey Tales


Plan ahead 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; 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


Last Exit


Ends Sun 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 through April 2 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


Revolution Gallery


Ends Thur 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


Kenmore



Daytime Book Discussion Group


Mon “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


Ongoing Positive critique and inspiration led by Frances Dayee, 1 p.m. Thursdays, Kenmore Library, 18138 73rd Ave. N.E. Information: 425-486-8747 or www.kcls.org/kenm/programs.cfm


Kirkland



Release and Capture


Ongoing Display of contemporary works of paper art by seven local artists continues through May 8, Kirkland Arts Center, 620 Market St. Gallery hours: 11 a.m.-6 p.m. Monday-Friday; 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday. Information: 425-822-7161 or www.kirklandartscenter.org


Parklane Gallery


Ends Sun 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


A Slice of Life


Ends Sun 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


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


Honk!


Ongoing 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 through April 10, Studio East, 402 Sixth St. S. Tickets: $9-$11. Reservations: 425-827-3123


The Music Man


Fri-Sun 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 or www.kpcenter.org


Beat the New SAT


Starts Sat Two-part workshop for high school juniors and seniors, 10:30 a.m. Saturday, April 2-9, Kingsgate Library, 12315 N.E. 143rd St. Registration: 425-821-7686 Information: www.kcls.org/kings/programs.cfm#apr


Teen Concerts


Sat Live music by Weather, Lila, They Walk in Line and Romance Forgery, 7 p.m. Saturday, April 2, Kirkland Teen Union Building, 348 Kirkland Ave. Friday, April 8: Daft Like Jack, The Dramatics and Guest. Cost: $5. Information: 425-822-3088


Historic Volkswalk


Sat 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


Preservation Hall Jazz Band


Mon-Tues Music from the heyday of New Orleans jazz, 7:30 p.m. Monday and Tuesday, April 4-5, Kirkland Performance Center, 350 Kirkland Ave. Tickets: $30-$49. Registration: 425-839-9900 or www.kpcenter.org


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


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


Landscape Paintings


Plan Ahead Exhibit of new works by Kathleen Earthrowl and Xiaogang Zhu opens with an artists’ reception 6-9 p.m. Thursday, April 14, and continues through April 30, Howard/Mandville Gallery, 120 Park Lane, Suite D. Gallery hours: 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Mondays through Saturdays; 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Sundays. Information: 425-889-8212 or www.howardmandville.com


Mercer Island



Library Book Sale


Fri-Sat Proceeds benefit Friends of Mercer Island Library programs, 6:30-8 p.m. Friday members-only preview, memberships available at the door for $10; 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday with $1 per bag close out starting at 4 p.m., April 1-2, Mercer Island Library, 4400 88th Ave. S.E. Information: 206-236-3537


Baby and Family Event


Plan Ahead “The Social and Emotional Development of Infants and Toddlers,” lecture by Dr. JoAnne Solchany of University of Washington, children’s activities, refreshments and live entertainment, 9 a.m.-2 p.m. Sunday, April 10, Stroum Jewish Community Center, 3801 E. Mercer Way. Information: 206-232-7115


Food for the Optimal You Lecture Series


Plan Ahead “Power Eating: Build Muscle, Boost Energy, Cut Fat,” 7-8:30 p.m. Thursday, April 14, Stroum Jewish Community Center, Stroum Jewish Community Center, 3801 E. Mercer Way. Cost: $15. Registration: 206-232-7115, ext. 272 or karlaa@sjcc.org


Spring is for Seniors Luncheon


Plan Ahead Musical entertainment and discussion on the spiritual preparation for Passover 12:30-2 p.m. Thursday, April 14, Stroum Jewish Community Center, 3801 E. Mercer Way, . Cost: $7-$10. Reservations: 206-232-7115, ext. 269


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


Tues “Dune” by Frank Herbert, 7 p.m. Tuesday, April 5, North Bend Library, 115 E. Fourth St. Information: 425-888-0554 or www.kcls.org/nbend/programs.cfm


Seattle Spotlight: Another Sentimental Journey with Harley Brumbaugh


Plan Ahead Exploration of how the Seattle area produced some of America’s most popular stars and songs , 7 p.m. Thursday, April 7, North Bend Library, 115 E. Fourth St. Information: 425-888-0554 or www.kcls.org/nbend/programs.cfm


Redmond



Teen Dinners


Ongoing Hot meal for teens , 6 p.m. Wednesdays, Old Fire House Teen Center, 16510 N.E. 79th St. Information: 425-556-2370


Old Redmond Schoolhouse Community Center Gallery


Ends Sat 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


Kind Hearts and Coronets


Ends Sat 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, SecondStory Repertory, 16587 N.E. 74th St. Tickets: $16-$20. Reservations: 425-881-6777


Wastemobile


Fri-Sun will accept hazardous household wastes such as pesticides, fluorescent light bulbs, paints and thinners, automotive and non-alkaline batteries and automotive products, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Friday-Sunday, April 1-3, Bear Creek Park and Ride, 7760 178th Place N.E. Information: 206-296-4692 or www.govlink.org/hazwaste/news/events.cfm


Old Redmond Schoolhouse Community Center Gallery


Starts Sat Sumi-e brush painting by Ellen Miffitt and oils by Adele Eustis, April 2-June 4, Old Redmond Schoolhouse Community Center, 16600 N.E. 80th St. Gallery hours: 8 a.m.-8 p.m. Monday-Friday; 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Saturday. Information: 425-556-2316


An Evening in France


Sat Live and silent auction, dinner and music; auction items include 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


Evening Book Discussion


Plan Ahead “The Piano Tuner,” by Daniel Mason, 7:30 p.m. Thursday, April 7, Redmond Regional Library, 15990 N.E. 85th St. Information: 425-885-1861


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


Morning Book Discussion


Plan Ahead “Folly,” by Laurie R. King, 10 a.m. Thursday, April 14, Redmond Regional Library, 15990 N.E. 85th St. Information: 425-885-1861


Renton



Teen Advisory Council


Thur 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


Susanne Forrest Exhibit


Starts Fri Show of landscape paintings, photos and drawings opens Friday, April 1 and continues through April 24, Carco Theatre Gallery, 1414 Maple Valley Highway. Gallery hours: 10 a.m.-noon and 2-5 p.m. Monday-Friday and weekends during performances. Information: 425-430-6600


See How They Run


Starts Fri Valley Community Players presents a farce of mistaken identity set in an 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


Tues 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, 7 p.m. Wednesday, April 6, St. Luke’s Episcopal Church, 99 Wells Ave. S. Topic: planning for Pride Festival and Renton River Days. Information: 206-325-7724


Wastemobile


Plan Ahead Will accept hazardous household wastes such as pesticides, fluorescent light bulbs, paints and thinners, automotive and non-alkaline batteries and automotive products, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Friday-Sunday, April 8-10, Fred Meyer, 365 Renton Center Way S.W. Information: 206-296-4692 or www.govlink.org/hazwaste/news/events.cfm


Sammamish



Between Past and Future: New Photography and Video from China


Thur 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


Sun 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



The Mayor Is In


Sat 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


Animal Foster Parent Open House


Sat Information on temporary fostering of homeless animals from veteran foster families and shelter staff, noon-4 p.m. Saturday, April 2, Homeward Pet Adoption Center, 18800 Woodinville-Snohomish Road. Information: 425-488-4444 or www.homewardpet.org

Compiled by Nyssa Rogers and Angie Ma

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