Bellevue Anime and Manga Appreciation Club Wed Drawing techniques, character and story discussions and information on new titles for youth ages 12-18, 3:30 p.m. Wednesday, Jan Jan. 19...

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Anime and Manga Appreciation Club


Wed 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 or www.kcls.org/lh/programs.cfm

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P.F.L.A.G. Meeting


Thur 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


Singles Winter Ball


Fri Dancing to music by DJ Ron Bolin, information from local singles organizations, refreshments and no host bar, 8 p.m.-1 a.m. Saturday, Jan. 21, Doubletree Hotel Bellevue, 300 112th Ave. S.E. Cost: $25-$30. Reservations: 206-824-8900. Information: www.nwasl.com/htm/events.htm


Eastside Mothers and More


Thur Provide support, education and advocacy for mothers, 7-9 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 20, East Shore Unitarian Church, 12700 S.E. 32nd St. Topic: Benefits of music for children. Information: 206-948-2142 or www.eastsidemothersandmore.org


Children’s Literature for Homeschoolers


Fri 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


Late Night Music at Crossroads Bellevue


Fri-Sat Momentum Jazz Quartet, 7:30-10 p.m. Friday, Jan. 21, Crossroads Bellevue MarketStage, 15600 N.E. Eighth St. Saturday, Jan. 22: Cascade Brass Quintet. Information: 425-644-1111 or www.crossroadsbellevue.com



Younger Next Year: A Guide to Living Like 50 Until You’re 80 and Beyond



Sun Author Chris Crowley discusses his book about turning back the biological clock, 1-2:30 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 23, Overlake Hospital Education Conference Center Auditorium, 1035 116th Ave. N.E. Information: 425-688-5259


Birding the Hotspots


Mon A field trip to this month’s best birding location in King County, sponsored by East Lake Washington Audubon Society, meets at 9 a.m.-noon Monday, Jan. 24, at the north end of the Newport Hills Park & Ride, Lake Washington Boulevard Southeast and 112th Place Southeast. Cost: $2. Information: 425-746-6351 or www.elwas.org/events/


Symphony on Wheels for Preschoolers


Tues Musical story time for children ages 3-5, presented by Seattle Symphony, 10:30 a.m. Tuesday, Jan. 25, Lake Hills Library, 15228 Lake Hills Blvd. Information: 425-747-3350


Teen Advisory Board


Plan Ahead Volunteers ages 12-18 are needed to help plan teen-related events; community service hours available, 3:30 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 26, Lake Hills Library, 15228 Lake Hills Blvd. Information: 425-747-3350 or www.kcls.org/lh/programs.cfm


Israel After Arafat


Plan Ahead Panel discussion about the state of politics in Israel, 7 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 27, Temple B’nai Torah, 15725 N.E. Fourth St. Information: 425-603-9677


Tellington Touch Workshop


Plan Ahead Hands on workshop on techniques to calm, heal injuries and ease pain in animals, 6:30-9:30 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 1, The Humane Society, 13212 S.E. Eastgate Way. Dogs welcome. Cost: $35. Registration: 425-649-7554 or education@seattlehumane.org


Secrets of Six-Figure Women


Plan Ahead Workshop on how to break through the earnings barrier, led by author Barbara Stanny; includes lunch, 9:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Friday, Feb. 4, City Center Bellevue, 500 108th Ave. N.E. Cost: $150. Registration: 360-308-0056 or mww@silverlink.net


Art Lecture Series


Plan Ahead Artist Ken Lum discuss photography, graphic design and commercial sign systems, 6:30-7:30 p.m. Friday, Feb. 4, Microsoft Redmond Campus, Building 33 Conference Center, 16070 N.E. 36th Way. Information: 425-703-1800


Overcoming Underearning: A Workshop for Couples


Plan Ahead Led by author Barbara Stanny; includes lunch, 9:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 5, City Center Bellevue, 500 108th Ave. N.E. Cost: $295 per couple. Registration: 360-308-0056 or mww@silverlink.net


Bothell



The Nutcracker and the Gift of Sharing


Plan Ahead Cameo/Carrabba Dance Theatre presents a 1950s version of this classic ballet, 4 and 7 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 30, Northshore Senior Center, 10201 E. Riverside Drive. Tickets: $10-$15. Reservations: 425-483-4272


Financial Series


Plan Ahead “Putting More Gold in the Golden Years,” 2-3:30 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 2, Northshore Senior Center, 10201 E. Riverside Drive. Feb. 9: Repairing Your Retirement Portfolio. Registration: 425-487-2441


Once Upon a Wednesday


Plan Ahead Stories and songs for children ages 2 and up with an adult, 10:30 a.m. Wednesdays, Feb. 2 and 9, Bothell Regional Library, 18215 98th Ave. N.E. Registration: 425-486-7811


Matters of the Heart Series


Plan Ahead “Understanding Heart Failure,” workshop led by Evergreen Hospital Medical Center, 1-2:30 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 3, Northshore Senior Center, 10201 E. Riverside Drive. Feb. 10: Medications for a Healthier Heart. Registration: 425-487-2441


Tropical Breezes


Plan Ahead Exhibit of works in water media by Northwest artist Beverly Fotheringham opens with an artist’s reception 5-8 p.m. Friday, Feb. 4 and continues through March 1, 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


Pancake Breakfast


Plan Ahead Benefits the senior center’s Health and Wellness Equipment Fund, 8-11:30 a.m. Saturday, Feb. 5 and 19, Northshore Senior Center, 10201 E. Riverside Drive. Cost: $4-$5. Reservations: 425-487-2441


Duvall



The Truth About Love and/or Marriage


Plan Ahead One-man show by Nils Ling asking the question, “Can two species so different share the same planet.. Let alone a three-bedroom bungalow?” 7 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 30, Cedarcrest Performing Arts Center, 29000 N.E. 150th St. Tickets: $7-$10. Reservations: 425-788-2983


Issaquah



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


Steel Magnolias


Starts Wed 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


Messages in the Light


Thur-Sat 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


Revolution Gallery


Ongoing 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


The Velveteen Rabbit


Ends Sun 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 through Jan. 23, First Stage, 120 Front St. N. Tickets: $8-$9. Reservations: 425-392-2202


Block Print Valentines and Cards


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


Economic Vision for the Future of Issaquah


Plan Ahead Issaquah Chamber of Commerce luncheon meeting with Mayor Ava Frisinger and Issaquah City Council, 11:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 27, Holiday Inn of Issaquah, 91801 12th Ave. N.W. Cost: $18-$23. Guests welcome. Reservations: 425-392-7024


New Member Orientation


Plan Ahead Information about Issaquah Chamber of Commerce activities, networking and community involvement opportunities, noon, Friday, Jan. 28, Greater Issaquah Chamber of Commerce conference room, 155 N.W. Gilman Blvd. Reservations: 425-392-7024


Hill Towns of Tuscany, Umbria and the Cinque Terre


Plan Ahead Presentation by a travel expert from Earthbound Expeditions, 7 p.m. Monday, Jan. 31, Issaquah Library, 10 W. Sunset Way. Information: 425-392-5430


Writing Your History: How to Remember, Record, Interpret and Share the Events of Your Life


Plan Ahead Local author Kim Pearson presents her new book, 11 a.m. Saturday, Feb. 5, Issaquah Depot, 50 Rainier Blvd. N. Information: 425-392-3500


Kenmore



The Yoga of Time Travel: How the Mind Can Defeat Time


Sat Author Fred Alan Wolf presents a seminar based on his book about space/time travel, spiritual quality of the timeless realm and how experiences of time are created, 9 a .m.-5 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 22, Bastyr University, 14500 Juanita Drive N.E. Cost: $65-$75; $8.50 lunch. Registration: 425-881-9000 or www.ionsnw.org/wolf.htm


Evening Book Discussion Group


Plan Ahead “Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil,” by John Berendt, 7 p.m. Monday, Jan. 31, Kenmore Library, 18138 73rd Ave. N.E. Information: 425-486-8747


Kirkland



Teen Science Fiction/Fantasy Book Club


Wed “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


Color of January: Renovating an Ignored Season


Ongoing Exhibit of paintings, drawings and sculpture by nine artists continues through Feb. 6, 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


Seeds of Doubt


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


Mood Food: Why Women Eat Chocolate


Thur 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


Patricia Rovzar Gallery


Ongoing Exhibit of new paintings by Trudi C. West and Jerri Lisk, 118 Central Way. Gallery hours: 10:30 a.m.-6 p.m. Mondays through Saturday; 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Sundays. Information: 425-889-4627 or www.rovzargallery.com


Vivaldi in Venice


Fri Music by Seattle Baroque Orchestra, 7 p.m. pre-concert lecture; 8 p.m. music, Friday, Jan. 22, Kirkland Performance Center, 350 Kirkland Ave. Tickets: $10-$29. Reservations: 425-893-9900 or www.kpcenter.org


Brazilian Guitar Quartet


Sun Acoustic works blending American jazz, French impressionism and African rhythm, 7:30 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 23, Kirkland Performance Center, 350 Kirkland Ave. Tickets: $10-$32. Reservations: 425-893-9900 or www.kpcenter.org


French Conversation Club


Mon All ages welcome, 7-9 p.m. Monday, Jan. 24, Kirkland Library, 308 Kirkland Ave. Information: 425-822-2459 or www.kcls.org/kirk/programs.cfm


Alert, Well and Keeping Energetic (AWAKE)


Tues Support group for people coping with sleep-related disorders, 6:30-8:30 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 25, Evergreen Hospital Medical Center, 12040 N.E. 128th St. Registration: 425-899-3000


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


Female Urinary Incontinence


Tues Overview of the different type of incontinence problems and strategies to manage treatment, 6:30-8 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 25, Evergreen Hospital Medical Center, 12040 N.E. 128th St. Registration: 425-899-3000


Reading Circle


Tues “The Known World,” Edward P. Jones, 7 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 25, Parkplace Books, 348 Parkplace Center. Information: 425-828-6546


Vela Luka Croatian Dance Ensemble


Plan Ahead Vela Luka dancers and Ruze Dalmatinke Orchestra perform traditional Slavic dance and music, 6 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 29, Kirkland Performance Center, 350 Kirkland Ave. Tickets: $10-$22. Reservations: 425-893-9900 or www.kpcenter.org


Hawaiian Slack Key Guitar Festival


Plan Ahead Keola Beamer performs contemporary Hawaiian music, 8 p.m. Friday, Feb. 4, Kirkland Performance Center, 350 Kirkland Ave. Tickets: $10-$29. Reservations: 425-893-9900 or www.kpcenter.org


Little Red Riding Hood


Plan Ahead StoryBook Theater presents the story about a little girl who meets a wolf on her way to her grandmother’s house; for children ages 3-9, 11 a.m. Saturdays, 1 and 3 p.m. Saturdays and Sundays, Feb. 5-13, Kirkland Performance Center, 350 Kirkland Ave. Tickets: $7.50. Reservations: 425-893-9900 or www.kpcenter.org


Masters of Groove


Plan Ahead Composer, pianist and singer Mose Allison performs blues and jazz music, 8 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 5, Kirkland Performance Center, 350 Kirkland Ave. Tickets: $10-$29. Reservations: 425-893-9900 or www.kpcenter.org


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


Chamber Art Gallery


Ongoing Display of paintings by Kevin Curry and Robert Pare 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


Burns’ Night Celebration


Plan Ahead Scottish music, dancing and food in honor of poet Robert Burns, 7 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 29, Mercer Island Congregational Church, 4545 Island Crest Way. Cost: $12. Information: 425-670-9084


Revelation


Ongoing Display of paintings by Ariela Blechner continues through March 17, Stroum Jewish Community Center, 3801 E. Mercer Way. Gallery hours: 5:30 a.m.-9 p.m. Mondays-Thursdays; 5:30 a.m.-7 p.m. Fridays; 2-7 p.m. Saturdays; 8 a.m.-7 p.m. Sundays. Information: 206-232-7115


Redmond



Teen Dinners


Wed Hot food for teens ages 13-19, 6 p.m. Wednesdays, Jan. 19 and 26, Old Fire House Teen Center, 16510 N.E. 79th St. Redmond Information: 425-556-2370


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


Open House


Thur 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


Fri 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


Jacques Brel is Alive and Well & Living in Paris


Starts Fri SecondStory Repertory presents a musical about songwriter Jacques Brel who rose to fame in the 50s, opens with a pay-what-you-can preview 8:15 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 20 and continues through Feb. 19 with shows 8:15 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays and a 2:15 p.m. matinee, Sunday, Feb. 13, SecondStory Repertory, 16587 N.E. 74th St. Tickets: $20-$24. Reservations: 425-881-6777


Fall Prevention and Balance Program


Mon Workshop presented by Evergreen Hospital Medical Center, 10:15-11:30 a.m. Monday, Jan. 24, Redmond Senior Center, 8703 160th Ave. N.E. Registration: 425-556-2314


Chinese New Year’s Lunch


Plan Ahead 11:30 a.m. Friday, Jan. 28, Redmond Senior Center, 8703 160th Ave. N.E. Cost: $3.50-$6.50. Reservations: 425-556-2314


Brothers from Different Mothers


Plan Ahead Juggling comedy show, 7-8 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 29, Rose Hill Junior High School Auditorium, 13505 N.E. 75th St. Tickets: $7 at the door; cash or check only. Information: 425-556-2392


Managing Depression


Plan Ahead Self-help techniques and options for feeling better, 10:15-11:30 a.m. Monday, Jan. 31, Redmond Senior Center, 8703 160th Ave. N.E. Registration: 425-556-2314


Financial Workshop


Plan Ahead “Myths and Realities of Estate Planning,” workshop led by a senior financial advisor, 9:30-10:30 a.m. Wednesday, Feb. 2, Redmond Senior Center, 8703 160th Ave. N.E. Feb. 9: IRA Minimum Distribution Rules. Registration: 425-556-2314


Carmona Flamenco


Plan Ahead Contemporary and traditional flamenco music, dance and percussion, 7-8 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 5, Rose Hill Junior High School Auditorium, 13505 N.E. 75th St. Tickets: $7 at the door; cash or check only. Information: 425-556-2392


Renton



Books at Lunch Bunch


Wed “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


Teen Advisory Council


Plan Ahead An opportunity for youth ages 12-18 to earn community service hours and gain leadership experience, 7 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 27, Fairwood Library, 17009 140th Ave. S.E. Information: 425-226-0522 or www.kcls.org/fair/programs.cfm


“See How They Run” Auditions


Plan Ahead For men ages 20-60 and women ages 20-40, 6:30-9:30 p.m. Sunday or 7-10 p.m. Monday, Jan. 30-31, Valley Community Players, 231 1/2 Main Ave. S. Appointments: 425-226-5190


Harvey


Plan Ahead Valley Community Players presents a comedy about a man with an invisible 6 ½-foot rabbit, 8 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays Feb. 4-26; 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 17; 2 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 27, Carco Theater, 1717 Maple Valley Highway. Tickets: $12-$14. Reservations: 425-226-5190


Sammamish



Book Discussion Group


Wed “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


Woodinville



Book Discussion Group


Plan Ahead “Ahab’s Wife, or the Star-Gazer: A Novel,” by Sena Jeter Naslund and optional “Moby Dick,” by Herman Melville, 10 a.m. Saturday, Jan. 29, Woodinville Library, 17105 Avondale Road N.E. Information: 425-788-0733

Compiled by Angie Ma

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