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American Association of University Women Meeting


Wed Brian McHardy shares his experience as a diamond cutter from South Africa and the role diamonds have played in civil wars in Africa, 9:30 a.m. meeting; 10:30 a.m. presentation, Wednesday, Feb. 9, Grace Lutheran Church, 9625 N.E. Eighth St. Information: 425-868-5657

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Library Book Discussion Group


Wed “Girl in Hyacinth Blue,” by Susan Vreeland, 7 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 9, Lake Hills Library, 15228 Lake Hills Blvd. Information: 425-747-3350 or www.kcls.org/lh/programs.cfm


Society of Women Engineers


Wed Strategies for leading productive and balanced lives while minimizing stress and avoiding career burnout, 6:30-8:30 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 9, Bellevue Regional Library meeting room, 1111 110th Ave. N.E. Information: 206-655-9392 or www.swe-pnw.org


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


Late Night Music at Crossroads Bellevue


Fri-Sat Snake Suspenderz perform jazz from the ’20s, ’30s and 40s, 7:30-10 p.m. Friday, Feb. 11, Crossroads Bellevue MarketStage, 15600 N.E. Eighth St. Saturday, Feb. 12: Pianist Scott Cossu. Information: 425-644-1111 or www.crossroadsbellevue.com


From the Old World to the New


Sat-Sun Bellevue Philharmonic Orchestra presents music from both European and American composers, with guest violinist Judith Ingolfsson, 7:30 p.m. Saturday and 2 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 12-13, Theatre at Meydenbauer, 11100 N.E. Sixth St. Tickets: $24-$30. Reservations: 206-325-6500 or www.ticketwindowonline.com


2005 Washington State Engineering, Schience and Technology Fair


Sat-Sun Display booths with information on engineering for students in grades K-12, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday, 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 12-13, Crossroads Bellevue, 15600 N.E. Eighth St. Information: 206-324-4033


Abstract Art Show


Starts Mon Display of paintings, jewelry and pottery by 12 local artists opens Monday, Feb. 14 and continues through March 16, East Shore Gallery, 12700 S.E. 32nd St. Gallery hours: 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Mondays through Fridays and by appointment. Information: 425-747-3780


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, Feb. 16, Lake Hills Library, 15228 Lake Hills Blvd. Information: 425-747-3350 or www.kcls.org/lh/programs.cfm CQ


Russian Graphics Exhibit


Ongoing Display of works by Stanislav Nikireev, Sergey Tsygal, Olga Okuneva and Margarita Kuzminskaya continues through Feb. 23, Fine Art Vision Gallery, 3833 156th Ave. S.E. Gallery hours: 4-7 p.m. Tuesdays and Wednesday; and by appointment. Information: 425-681-9772 or www.fineartvision.com


A Classic Waltz Through Eastern Europe


Plan Ahead Historic slide show featuring Hungary, Slovakia, Poland and the Czech Republic, 7 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 17, Bellevue Regional Library, 1111 110th Ave. N.E. Information: 425-450-1765


Is There Truth in All Religions?


Plan Ahead Discussion led by the Northwest Branch of the Theosophical Society, 7:30-8:45 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 17, Bellevue Regional Library, 1111 110th Ave. N.E. Information: 425-644-7725


Eastside Mothers and More


Plan Ahead Provides support, education and advocacy for mothers, 7-9 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 17, East Shore Unitarian Church, 12700 S.E. 32nd St. Topic: Managing Mommy Stress and Anger. Information: 206-948-2142 or www.eastsidemothersandmore.org


Anansi the Spider and Other Tales from Africa


Plan Ahead Performance by Clay Martin’s Puppet Theater in celebration of Black History Month, 11 a.m. Saturday, Feb. 19, Bellevue Regional Library, 1111 110th Ave. N.E. Information: 425-450-1765


Ladies Musical Club Concert


Plan Ahead Performance of music by Bach, Mendelssohn and Schumann, 3 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 20, First United Methodist Church, 1934 108th Ave. N.E. Information: 425-673-5564


Opera Preview: “Florencia in the Amazons”


Plan Ahead Discussion about Daniel Catan’s tale about an opera singer who returns to South America to find her former lover, 7 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 22, Aldersgate United Methodist Church, 14230 Newport Way. Information: 425-747-2390 or www.kcls.org/npw/programs.cfm


Bothell



Once Upon a Wednesday


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


Financial Series


Wed “Repairing Your Retirement Portfolio,” 2-3:30 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 9, Northshore Senior Center, 10201 E. Riverside Drive. Feb. 16: Estate Planning for You and Your Heirs. Registration: 425-487-2441


Tales and Tea: First Dates


Wed Selected short stories about dating read aloud over a cup of tea, 3:30 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 9, Bothell Regional Library, 18215 98th Ave. N.E. Information: 425-486-7811


Tropical Breezes


Ongoing Exhibit of works in water media by Northwest artist Beverly Fotheringham 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


In Celebration of Black History Month


Tues Living Voices presents “The Right to Dream,” a story about coming of age as an African-American in Mississippi during the ’50s and ’60s; for youth ages 10 and older, 7 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 15, Bothell Regional Library, 18215 98th Ave. N.E. Information: 425-486-7811


Be Good to Your Feet


Tues Evergreen Hospital Medical Center presents information on injury prevention and overall foot care, 12:45-2 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 15, Northshore Senior Center, 10201 E. Riverside Drive. Registration: 425-487-2441


Open House and Bridal Fair


Plan Ahead Tour of facilities and information from caterers, florists, photographers and DJs, 5-8 p.m. Friday, Feb. 18, Courtyard Hall at Country Village, 720 238th St. S.E. Suite H. Information: 425-402-9818


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


Communicating with Your Adult Children and Grandchildren


Plan Ahead Presentation by Evergreen Hospital Medical Center, 12:45-2 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 22, Northshore Senior Center, 10201 E. Riverside Drive. Registration: 425-487-2441


Carnation



Sno-Valley Tilth Meeting


Mon Potluck dinner with discussion about current and future projects including expanded Carnation Farmers Market, 6 p.m. dinner; 7 p.m. meeting, Monday, Feb. 14, Carnation Tree Farm, 31523 N.E. 40th St. Bring a dish to share. Information: 360-794-6081 or info@snovalleytilth.org


Duvall



Christine Lavin, In Concert


Fri Folk music about contemporary life and foibles, 7:30 p.m. Friday, Feb. 11, Cedarcrest Performing Arts Center, 29000 N.E. 150th St. Tickets: $7-$10. Reservations: 425-788-2983


Jazz Night


Tues Music by Mount Si and Cedarcrest High School jazz bands and choirs; benefits United Snoqualmie Valley Scholarship Foundation and the schools’ music departments, 7 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 15, Cedarcrest High School, 29000 N.E. 150th St. Tickets: $7. Reservation: 425-844-4800


Issaquah



Issaquah Garden Club Meeting


Wed Information about various soil conditions in the Northwest and how to choose plants, 10 a.m. Wednesday, Feb. 9, Tibbetts Creek Manor, 750 17th Ave. Issaquah. Information: 425-313-0377


Open House


Thur Issaquah Planning Policy Commission invites the community to review and comment on the proposed 2005 Comprehensive Plan and Land Use Code Work Plan, 7-7:30 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 10, City Hall South Council Chambers, 135 E. Sunset Way. Information: 425-837-3080


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


Ongoing Village Theatre presents Robert Harling’s play about how six women survive the best and worst of life, continues through Feb. 27 with shows 8 p.m. Wednesdays through Saturdays; 2 p.m. Saturday and Sundays; 7 p.m. Sundays (except 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


Motown with Project L.A.


Plan Ahead Presentation about the music of the early Motown era, in celebration of Black History Month, 2 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 12, Issaquah Library, 10 W. Sunset Way. Information: 425-392-5430


Father-Daughter Valentine’s Dance


Tues For daughters in grades 1-5, 7-9:30 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 12, Issaquah Community Center, 301 Rainier Blvd. S. Tickets: $12-$15/couple. Reservations: 425-837-3300


Anansi the Spider and Other Tales from Africa


Plan Ahead Clay Martin’s Puppet Theater presents folktales from Africa for children ages 4-7, in celebration of Black History Month, 11:15 a.m. Wednesday, Feb. 16, Issaquah Library, 10 W. Sunset Way. Information: 425-392-5430 or www.kcls.org/iss/event.cfm


Book Club


Plan Ahead “Kindred,” by Octavia Butler, 7 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 16, Issaquah Library, 10 W. Sunset Way. Information: 425-392-5430 or www.kcls.org/iss/event.cfm


Kenmore



Animal Stories from Africa


Plan Ahead Presentation by a Woodland Park Zoo storyteller, in celebration of Black History Month, 7 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 16, Kenmore Library, 18138 73rd Ave. N.E. Information: 425-486-8747 or www.kcls.org/kenm/programs.cfm


Kirkland



Abstract/Distract


Ongoing Display of paintings by Beth Adams, Cerj LaLonde, Marlys Mallet, Michael Nisperos and Glenn Ossiander continues through March 6 with an artists’ reception 6-9 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 10, Berozkina Gallery, 9 Lake St. Gallery hours: 11 a.m.-6 p.m. Tuesdays-Saturdays; noon-5 p.m. Sundays. Information: 425-803-5032


Howard/Mandville Gallery


Starts Thur Display of paintings by Pam Ingalls and Andre Kohn opens with an artists’ reception 6-9 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 10 and continues through Feb. 27, 120 Park Lane. 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


Parklane Gallery


Ongoing Exhibit of new paintings by Susanne Werner and Janet Wold continues through March 6 with an artists’ reception 6-9 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 10, 130 Park Lane. Gallery hours: 11 a.m.-6 p.m. daily. Information: 425-827-1462


Pacific Northwest Tap Festival


Fri-Sat Tap dancing to live music, 8 p.m. Friday and Saturday, Feb. 11-12, Kirkland Performance Center, 350 Kirkland Ave. Tickets: $15-$28. Reservations: 425-893-9900 or www.kpcenter.org


Relationships: Gifts of the Spirit


Fri Author Julie Hutslar discusses her new book, 7 p.m. Friday, Feb. 11, Stonehouse Books, 10600 N.E. 68th St. Information: 425-889-5106


Little Red Riding Hood


Ends Sun Little Red tries to save a vegetarian wolf from the huntsman’s axe; a StoryBook Theater original production. For children ages 3-9, 11 a.m. Saturdays, 1 and 3 p.m. Saturdays and Sundays through Feb. 13, Kirkland Performance Center, 350 Kirkland Ave. Tickets: $7.50. Reservations: 425-893-9900 or www.kpcenter.org


Within the Silence: Share the Courage


Sat Living Voices presents a story about the Japanese internment during WWII; for ages 10 to adult, 11 a.m. Saturday, Feb. 12, Kingsgate Library, 12315 N.E. 143rd St. Information: 425-821-7686 or www.kcls.org/kings/programs.cfm


Countless Kisses Bringing: Love Songs by Johannes Brahms


Sun Brahms “love song waltzes,” sung in English by the Kirkland Choral Society, 7 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 13, Kirkland Performance Center, 350 Kirkland Ave. Tickets: $12-$18. Reservations: 425-893-9900 or www.kpcenter.org


Sunday Dance Lessons


Sun Drop in dance lessons, 6-7 p.m. west coast swing; 7-8 p.m. waltz, Sundays, Juanita Community Club, 13207 100th Ave. Cost: $10 per lesson. Information: 206-200-1171 or vjdance@yahoo.com


Book Discussion


Mon “Jack Maggs,” by Peter Carey, 7 p.m. Monday, Feb. 14, Kirkland Library, 308 Kirkland Ave. Information: 425-822-2459 or www.kcls.org/kirk/programs.cfm


Teen Science Fiction/Fantasy Book Club


Plan Ahead “Dragon Bones,” by Patricia Briggs, 5:30 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 16, Kingsgate Library, 12315 N.E. 143rd St. Information: 425-821-7686 or www.kcls.org/kings/programs.cfm


Mother-Daughter Book Club


Plan Ahead “The Kite Rider,” by Geraldine McCaughrean; for daughters ages 12-15, 7 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 16, Kingsgate Library, 12315 N.E. 143rd St. Information: 425-821-7686 or www.kcls.org/kings/programs.cfm


“Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street in Concert”


Plan Ahead Eastside Musical Theatre presents a musical thriller set in Victorian London about a murderous barber and his resourceful partner in crime, 8 p.m. Friday and Saturday, 2 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 18-20, Kirkland Performance Center, 350 Kirkland Ave. Tickets: $12-$20. Not recommended for children under 13. Reservations: 425-893-9900 or www.kpcenter.org


Mercer Island



“The Sea Horse”


Thur-Sat Mercer Island Players present Edward J. Moore’s love story set in a waterfront bar where a seaman spends his time, eventually revealing his deepest secrets, 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Friday and Saturday, Feb. 10-12, Youth Theatre Northwest Second Stage, 8805 S.E. 40th St. Tickets: $10 at the door. Information: 206-339-7785


Food for the Optimal You Lecture Series


Thur “Food as Fuel: Changing the Weight-loss Paradigm,” 7-8:30 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 10, Stroum Jewish Community Center, 3801 E. Mercer Way. Cost: $15/lecture; $55 for series. March. 24: Mental Gymnastics: Food and Mood. Registration: 206-232-7115, ext. 272 or karlaa@sjcc.org


Mystical Hebrew Alphabet


Fri-Sat Rabbi Yaakov Marcus discusses the Hebrew language, 7 p.m. Friday; 12:30 and 5 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 11-12, Congregation Shevet Achim at Northwest Yeshiva High School, 5017 90th Ave. S.E. Information: 206-275-1539


A Tribute to Black History — Lift Every Voice and Sing


Fri Singer Ronald Campbell performs a concert of African-American Spirituals with organist Melody Chen, 7 p.m. Friday, Feb. 11, Mercer Island Presbyterian Church, 3605 84th Ave. S.E. Information: 206-232-5596, ext. 211


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


Rock and Roll Dance


Sat Local rock and roll band The Garageniks performs music for the whole family; benefits Youth Theatre Northwest, 8 p.m.-midnight, Saturday, Feb. 12, VFW Hall, 1836 72nd Ave. S.E. Tickets: $5-$40 at the door. Information: 206-232-4145


North Bend



Animal Stories from Africa


Wed Presentation by a Woodland Park Zoo storyteller, in celebration of Black History Month, 1:30 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 9, North Bend Library, 115 E. Fourth St. Information: 425-888-0554 or www.kcls.org/nbend/programs.cfm


Radical Reactions


Fri Interactive science program for children ages 10 and under; presented by Pacific Science Center, 6:30-8:30 p.m. Friday, Feb. 11, Si View Community Center, 400 S.E. Orchard Drive. Information: 425-831-1900 or 425-888-2777


Redmond



Financial Workshop


Wed ” IRA Minimum Distribution Rules,” workshop led by a senior financial advisor, 9:30-10:30 a.m. Wednesday, Feb. 9, Redmond Senior Center, 8703 160th Ave. N.E. Feb. 16: Retirement Asset Management: What Retirees Need to Know. Registration: 425-556-2314


Jacques Brel is Alive and Well & Living in Paris


Ongoing SecondStory Repertory presents a musical about songwriter Jacques Brel who rose to fame in the ’50s, 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


Valentine Volkswalk


Sat Northwest Striders hosts 5K and 10K walks through Redmond Town Center to downtown Redmond and to the Sammamish River Trail, 9 a.m.-noon registration with a finish time at 3 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 12, Farmers Market at Redmond Town Center, 7730 Leary Way. Information: 425-746-9641


Redmond Historical Society


Sat Helen Baxter and Virginia Kuhn discuss of the Sammamish Heritage Society’s history, preservation and community awareness activities, 10:30-noon Saturday, Feb. 12, Old Redmond Schoolhouse Community Center, 16600 N.E. 80th St. Information: 425-885-2919


Nueva Era


Sat Northwest Salsa Orchestra presents Spanish vocals, salsa, merengue and Latin jazz, 7-8 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 12, Rose Hill Junior High School Auditorium, 3505 N.E. 75th St. Tickets: $7 at the door; cash or check only. Information: 425-556-2392


Sad Again?


Mon How to identify and treat depression; presented by Overlake Hospital, 10:15-11:30 a.m. Monday, Feb. 14, Redmond Senior Center, 8703 160th Ave. N.E. Registration: 425-556-2314


Elder Law


Plan Ahead Information on seniors’ rights, 9:30-10:30 a.m. Wednesday, Feb. 16, Redmond Senior Center, 8703 160th Ave. N.E. Registration: 425-556-2314


Sophisticated Swing Big Band


Plan Ahead Dancing to live music of the ’30s, ’40s and ’50s, 1-3:30 p.m. Friday, Feb. 18, Redmond Senior Center, 8703 160th Ave. N.E. Cost. $3. Information: 425-556-2314


Renton



Renton Arts Commission Exhibit


Ongoing Display of works by local artist Angelena McQuarter continues through Feb. 27 with a “Meet the Artist” reception 6:30-7:30 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 12, Carco Theatre, 1717 Maple Valley Highway. Gallery hours: 10 a.m.-noon and 2 p.m.-5 p.m. Mondays through Fridays. Information: 425-271-4134 or 425-430-6706


Harvey


Ongoing Valley Community Players presents a comedy about a man with an invisible 6 ½-foot rabbit friend, 8 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays through Feb. 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


Lively Minds Book Group


Tues “Drop City,” by T. Coraghessan Boyle, 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 15, Fairwood Library, 17009 140th Ave. S.E. Information: 425-226-0522 or www.kcls.org/fair/programs.cfm


Daytime Book Group


Plan Ahead “Love in the Time of Cholera,” by Gabriel Garcia Marquez, 12:30 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 16, Fairwood Library, 17009 140th Ave. S.E. Information: 425-226-0522 or www.kcls.org/fair/programs.cfm


Woodinville



Valentines Ball


Fri DJ music, games, prizes and snacks for the entire family, 7-9 p.m. Friday, Feb. 11, Woodinville Community Center Gymnasium, 17401 133rd Ave. N.E. Tickets: $5-$10 at the door. Casual or semi-formal attire. Information: 425-398-9327, ext. 2300


“Dancing At Lughnasa”


Fri-Sat Woodinville High School Theatre Company presents the story of five sisters in an Irish-Catholic home in the 1930s, 7:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday, Feb. 11-12, Woodinville High Auditorium, 19819 136th N.E. Tickets: $8.50-$10 at the door. Reservations: 425-486-7333


Citizen Corps Community Meeting


Plan Ahead Information about crime prevention and emergency preparedness, 6:30-8 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 16, Woodinville Community Center Evergreen Room, 17401 133rd Ave. N.E. Information: 425-877-2267

Compiled by Angie Ma

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