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American Association of University Women Meeting


Wed 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

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Library Book Discussion Group


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


Tribute to Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.


Fri Musical performances by Maya Soleil and SPYC-E presentation of “Era of a King” by Bellevue Youth Theatre, speakers and refreshments, noon-1:15 p.m. Friday, Jan. 14, Reservations: 425-452-2835


2005 — Year of the Rooster!


Fri 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


Fri-Sun 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


Late Night Music at Crossroads Bellevue


Fri-Sat Chris Stevens Band performs the blues, 7:30-10 p.m. Friday, Jan. 14, Crossroads Bellevue MarketStage, 15600 N.E. Eighth St. Saturday, Jan. 15: Brother’s Keeper Bluegrass Band. Information: 425-644-1111 or www.crossroadsbellevue.com


“The Three Sopranos”


Sat-Sun 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


Sat 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


Eastside Moms and More


Plan Ahead 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


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


Birding the Hotspots


Plan Ahead A field trip to this month’s best birding location in King County, sponsored 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


Plan Ahead 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


Bothell



Tales and Tea: Traveling Fools


Wed 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


Sat 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


Tues 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


Clyde Hill



Open House


Thur For prospective students in grades 6-11 and their parents including campus tours and a chance to meet faculty and student representatives, 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 13, Bellevue Christian School, 1601 98th Ave. N.E. Reservations: 425-454-4402, Ext. 204


Issaquah



“The Velveteen Rabbit”


Starts Wed 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


Fri 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


Sat 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


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


Swingin’ in Vienna


Sun 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


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


Kirkland



Is Weight-Loss Surgery for You?


Wed 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


Wed 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


Wed 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


Kirkland Art Walk


Thur Eighteen downtown Kirkland galleries within walking distance of each other have extended hours with artists’ receptions at some galleries, 6-9 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 13. Maps are available at the galleries. Information: 425-889-8212


Patricia Rovzar Gallery


Starts Thur Exhibit of new paintings by Trudi C. West and Jerri Lisk opens with an artists’ reception 6-9 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 13 and continues through Feb. 7, 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


Color of January: Renovating an Ignored Season


Ongoing Exhibit of paintings, drawings and sculpture by nine artists 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


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


Puppy’s First Year


Sat 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


Tues 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


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


“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


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


Vivaldi in Venice


Plan Ahead 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


Plan Ahead 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


Plan Ahead All ages welcome, 7-9 p.m. Monday, Jan. 24, Kirkland Library, 308 Kirkland Ave. Information: 425-822-2459


Alert, Well and Keeping Energetic (AWAKE)


Plan Ahead 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


Female Urinary Incontinence


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


Reading Circle


Plan Ahead “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


Medina



Open House


Tues For prospective students in grades K-12 and their parents including campus tours and a chance to meet faculty and student representatives, 9:30 a.m. Tuesday, Jan. 18, Bellevue Christian Three Points Elementary School, 7800 N.E. 28th St. Reservations: 425-454-4402, Ext. 204


Mercer Island



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


School’s Out


Mon 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


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


North Bend



Family Night


Fri 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



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


Wed 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


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


“Machines”


Fri-Sat SecondStory Repertory actors read tales about man’s relationship with machines; part of the NightStories spoken word series for adults, 8:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday, Jan. 14-15, SecondStory Repertory, 16587 N.E. 74th St. Tickets: $8. Reservations: 425-881-6777 or www.secondstoryrep.org/nightstories.htm


Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Services


Mon Intercultural potluck and worship service with gospel performance by Vanessa Love, 6 p.m. potluck; 7 p.m. service, Monday, Jan. 17, Washington Cathedral, 12300 Woodinville-Redmond Road N.E. Information: 425-869-5433


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


Fall Prevention and Balance Program


Plan Ahead 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


Renton



Teen Writing Group


Thur 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


Tues “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


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


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


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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