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Conversation Cafe


Ongoing 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

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Town Hall Meeting


Sat Rep. Ross Hunter and Rep. Rodney Tom discuss transportation solutions for eastside communities, 1 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 26, Bellevue Community College, Room B104, 3000 Landerholm Circle S.E. Information: 360-786-7936


Abstract Art Show


Ongoing Display of paintings, jewelry and pottery by 12 local artists 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


Book Group


Mon “Population, 485: Meeting Your Neighbors One Siren at a Time,” by Michael Perry, 7:30 p.m. Monday, Feb. 28, Newport Way Library, 14250 S.E. Newport Way. Information: 425-747-2390 or www.kcls.org/npw/programs.cfm


Between Past and Future: New Photography and Video from China


Mon Slide show preview of the Seattle Art Museum exhibit, 7 p.m. Monday, 7 p.m. Monday, Feb. 28, Bellevue Regional Library, 1111 110th Ave. N.E. Information: 425-450-1765


College Sorority Information Forum


Tues Information on membership recruitment procedures, sorority living and benefits of membership; for college bound high school students and parents, 7 p.m. Tuesday, March 1, Bellevue Regional Library, Conference Room 1, 1111 110th Ave. N.E. Information: 425-454-0894 or 425-392-1821


Volunteer Orientation


Plan Ahead Hopelink’s Eastside Literacy Program will hold an orientation for new literacy volunteers to tutor adults in basic literacy, ESL and GED preparation and also for general office volunteers, 7 p.m. Wednesday, March 2, Hopelink’s Bellevue Center, 15015 Main Street, Suite 206 . Information: 425-943-6780


The Magic Teakettle


Plan Ahead Thistle Theatre presents a Japanese bunraku puppet show, 2 and 4 p.m. Saturday and Sunday, March 5-6, KidsQuest Children’s Museum Factoria Mall, 4089 Factoria Blvd. S.E. Tickets: $7-$9. Reservations: 206-524-3388


The Brian Waite Band


Plan Ahead Original music for the entire family, 1 and 3:30 p.m. Sunday, March 6, Theatre at Meydenbauer, 11100 N.E. Sixth St. Tickets: $12-$15. Reservations: 206-325-6500 or www.ticketwindowonline.com


Eastside Mothers and More


Plan Ahead Provide support, education and advocacy for mothers, 7-9 p.m. Tuesday, March 8, East Shore Unitarian Church, 12700 S.E. 32nd St. Topic: Self-defense and Personal Safety. Information: 206-948-2142 or www.eastsidemothersandmore.org


Eastside Jazz Club


Plan Ahead Live music by Larry Fuller Trio, 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, March 8, Sherman Clay, 1000 Bellevue Way. Tickets: $5-$10. Information: 425-454-0633


Bill Harley, in Concert


Plan Ahead Entertainment for the whole family, noon Saturday, March 12, Bellevue Regional Library, 1111 110th Ave. N.E. Information: 425-450-1765 or www.kcls.org/brl/bellprog1.cfm


Bothell



Matters of the Heart Series


Thur “How to Follow a Heart Healthy Diet,” workshop led by Evergreen Hospital Medical Center, 1-2:30 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 24, Northshore Senior Center, 10201 E. Riverside Drive. March 3: Self-Care and Exercise. Registration: 425-487-2441


Nursing Career Advancement Day


Fri Health care employers and schools will be available to discuss nursing career and educational opportunities, 12:30-3:30 p.m. Friday, Feb. 25, University of Washington Bothell Campus, 18115 Campus Way N.E. Information: 425-352-5320


Tropical Breezes


Ends Tues 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


Between Past and Future: New Photography and Video from China


Plan Ahead Slide show preview of the Seattle Art Museum exhibit, 7 p.m. Monday, March, 2, Bothell Regional Library, 18215 98th Ave. N.E. Information: 425-486-7811 or www.kcls.org/bothell/programs.cfm


Duvall



Benefit Concert


Sun Breath of Aire Choir performs worship music to benefit the South African Educational Relief Fund, 4 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 27, Cedarcrest High School Performing Arts Center, 29000 N.E. 150th St. Tickets: $10. Reservations: 425-844-1769


Poetry Reading


Mon Readings by poet Gloria Burgess, 6 p.m. open mike; 7 p.m. reading, Monday, Feb. 28, P&G Speakeasy Cafe, 15614 Main St. Information: 425-844-2766


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


Paperback Book Exchange


Thur Children from preschool through 6th grade may exchange up to 10 books, 2 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 24, Issaquah Library, 10 W. Sunset Way. Information: 425-392-5430


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


Steel Magnolias


Ends Sun 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, Francis J. Gaudette Theatre, 303 Front St. N. Tickets: $32-$45. Reservations: 425-392-2202


Squak Mountain Winter Workout


Sat Volunteers needed to remove invasive weeds, 9 a.m.-2:30 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 26, Squak Mountain, Southeast 11th Street and Issaquah-Hobart Road. Wear sturdy shoes and warm clothes. Registration: 206-812-0122


Pruning Workshop


Sat How to prune trees and shrubs and how to care for blueberries and raspberries, 10-11 a.m. Saturday, Feb. 26, Hayes Nursery, 122504 Issaquah-Hobart Road S.E. Registration: 425-391-4166


Conversation Cafe


Plan Ahead Drop-in conversation with common-sense ground rules, 7-8:30 p.m. Mondays, March 7 and 21, Issaquah Library meeting room, 10 W. Sunset Way. Information: 206-383-1900 or 425-836-8846 or www.conversationcafe.org


Issaquah Garden Club


Plan Ahead Presentation by author and Master Gardener Cass Turnbull entitled, “Responsible Pruning,” 10 a.m. Wednesday, March 9, Issaquah Creek Manor, 750 17th Ave. N.E. Information: 425-313-0377


Kenmore



Writer’s Workshop


Plan Ahead Encouragement, positive critique and inspiration led by Frances Dayee, 1 p.m. Thursdays, March 3-24, Kenmore Library, 18138 73rd Ave. N.E. Information: 425-486-8747 or www.kcls.org/kenm/programs.cfm


Daytime Book Discussion Group


Plan Ahead “Deafening,” by Francis Itani, 1 p.m. Monday, March 7, Kenmore Library, 18138 73rd Ave. N.E. Information: 425-486-8747 or www.kcls.org/kenm/programs.cfm


Geat Blue Heron Walk and Talk


Plan Ahead Guided tour with an audubon specialist followed by slideshow, discussion and refreshments, 11 a.m. Friday, March 11, Kenmore Library,, 18138 73rd Ave. N.E. Information: 425-486-8747 or www.kcls.org/kenm/programs.cfm


Kirkland



Howard/Mandville Gallery


Ends Sun Display of paintings by Pam Ingalls and Andre Kohn 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


How to Solve Our Human Problems: The Four Noble Truths


Thur Discussion about Geshe Kelsang Gyatso’s new book, led by a representative from Kadampa Meditation Center, 7 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 24, Park Place Books, 348 Parkplace Center. Information: 425-828-6546


Parklane Gallery


Ongoing Exhibit of new paintings by Susanne Werner and Janet Wold continues through March 6, 130 Park Lane, . Gallery hours: 11 a.m.-6 p.m. daily. Information: 425-827-1462


Abstract/Distract


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


I Love You, You’re Perfect, Now Change


Fri-Sat Nation tour of the off-Broadway music comedy about modern-day suburban dating, romance and marriage, 8 p.m. Friday and Saturday; 2 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 25-26, Kirkland Performance Center, 350 Kirkland Ave. Tickets: $10-$29. Reservations: 425-893-9900


Multicultural History with Music


Sat Live music from the early Swing era through the 60s, in celebration of Black History Month, 1 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 26, Kirkland Library, 308 Kirkland Ave. Information: 425-822-2459


Book Discussion Group


Sat “When the Emperor Was Divine: A Novel,” by Julie Otsuka, 10 a.m. Saturday, Feb. 26, Kingsgate Library, 12315 N.E. 143rd St. Information: 425-821-7686 or www.kcls.org/kings/programs.cfm


Music Imitating Life: A Baroque Pops Concert


Sun Family show by recorder virtuoso Vicki Boeckman and Seattle performers Margriet Tindemans and Jillon Stoppels Dupree, 2 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 27, Kirkland Performance Center, 350 Kirkland Ave. Tickets: $10-$22. Reservations: 425-893-9900


Heart to Heart — Romantic Adventures


Ongoing Display of new works by Seattle artist, writer and illustrator Debbie Tomassi and sculptures by Lynn DiNino continues through March 6, 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


The Waters Speak: Spirit of Place From the Plains to the Pacific


Plan Ahead Songs, dances and stories by Native and non-Native artists, 8 p.m. Friday, March 4, Kirkland Performance Center, 350 Kirkland Ave. Tickets: $10-$26. Reservations: 425-893-9900 or www.kpcenter.org


Parklane Gallery


Plan Ahead Display of new paintings by Ricardo Campagnoli and Susan Lusa opens March 8 and continues through April 3 with an artists’ reception 6-9 p.m. March 10, 130 Park Lane. Gallery hours: 11 a.m.-6 p.m. daily. Information: 425-827-1462


Kirkland Art Walk


Plan Ahead 18 downtown Kirkland galleries within walking distance of each other have extended hours with artists’ receptions at some galleries, 6-9 p.m. Thursday, March 10. Maps are available at the galleries. Information: 425-889-8212


Mercer Island



Opera Preview: “Florencia in the Amazons”


Wed Discussion about Daniel Catan’s tale about an opera singer who returns to South America to find her former lover, 7 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 23, Mercer Island Library, 4400 88th Ave. S.E. Information: 206-236-3537 or www.kcls.org/MI/programs.cfm


Anansi the Spider and Other Tales From Africa


Fri Performance by Clay Martin’s Puppet Theater in celebration of Black History Month, 10:30 a.m. Friday, Feb. 25, Mercer Island Library, 4400 88th Ave. S.E. Information: 206-236-3537


Chamber Art Gallery


Ends Tues 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


Magical Music


Plan Ahead Simply Tsfat performs classic niggunim and original folk-rock, 7 p.m. Saturday, March 5, Stroum Jewish Community Center, 3801 E. Mercer Way. Tickets: $5-$30. Reservations: 206-722-8289


Volunteer Event


Plan Ahead Plant bare root seedlings at Clise Park, 9 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturday, March 5, Meet at Southeast 39th Street and 84th Avenue Southeast. Bring gloves and a lunch. Information: 206-236-3544


North Bend



Buck and Elizabeth


Plan Ahead Live musical performance with dancing, ventriloquism and humor, 6:30-8:30 p.m. Friday, March 11, Si View Community Center, 400 S.E. Orchard Drive. Information: 425-831-1900 or 425-888-2777


Redmond



Financial Workshop


Wed “Annuities: Is Yours Structured Properly?,” workshop led by a senior financial advisor, 9:30-10:30 a.m. Wednesday, Feb. 23, Redmond Senior Center, 8703 160th Ave. N.E. Registration: 425-556-2314


The Elves and the Shoemaker


Starts Fri SPROUTS Children’s Theatre presents a musical tale about a shoemaker and his wife trying to keep their business going, 7 p.m. Fridays, 1 and 3 p.m. Saturdays and Sundays, Feb. 25-March 26, with a “Small Sibling” Show for children ages 3 and under, 1 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 27, SecondStory Repertory, 16587 N.E. 74th St. Tickets: $8.50. Reservations: 425-881-6777


Open House


Sat Senior center information booths, demonstrations, food and door prizes, 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 26, Redmond Senior Center, 8703 160th Ave. N.E. Information: 425-556-2314


Teen Dinners


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


Artful Readings Book Discussion


Plan Ahead “Vermeer in Bosnia,” by Lawrence Weschler, 6-7:30 p.m. Thursday, March 3, Microsoft Redmond Campus, Building 33 Conference Center, 16070 N.E. 36th Way. Information: 425-722-6591. Registration: artevent@microsoft.com


Rehearsal for Murder


Plan Ahead Redmond High School presents a thriller about a playwright whose newest play unravels the mystery of his murdered fiancée, 7:30 p.m. Thursdays and Fridays, March 3-11 and Saturday, March 5, Redmond High School Performing Arts Center, 17272 N.E. 104th St. Tickets: $6-$11. Reservations: 425-498-7159


All Ages Concert


Plan Ahead Live music by The Recliners, The Breakers and Haunted Lunch., 8 p.m. Friday, March 4, Old Fire House, 16510 N.E. 79th St. Cost: $6. Feb. 25: School Yard Heroes, The Kane Hodder and Mon Frere. Information: 425-556-2389


Artist Lecture Series


Plan Ahead Lecture by self-taught artist John Taylor, 6:30-7:30 p.m. Friday, March 4, Microsoft Redmond Campus, Building 33 Conference Center, 16070 N.E. 36th Way. Information: 425-722-6591


Sammamish Rowing Association Open House


Plan Ahead Boathouse tours, information from coaches and a chance to row with experienced rowers, noon-3 p.m. Saturday, March 5, 5022 W. Lake Sammamish Blvd. Information:425-653-2583


Acupuncture


Plan Ahead Concepts, methods and history, presented by Evergreen Hospital Medical Center, 10:15-11:30 a.m. Monday, March 7, Redmond Senior Center, 8703 160th Ave. N.E. Registration: 425-556-2314


Blood Pressure Checks


Plan Ahead By Evergreen Hospital Medical Center, 10:30 a.m.-noon, Monday, March. 7, Redmond Senior Center, 8703 160th Ave. N.E. Registration: 425-556-2314


Open House


Plan Ahead Information about the draft Transportation Master Plan, a chance to ask questions of staff and elected officials; refreshments, 4:30-7 p.m. Wednesday March 9, Public Safety Building, 8701 160th Ave. N.E. Information: 425-556-2427


Renton



Harvey


Ends Sun 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


State of the City’s Economy


Mon Presentation by Mayor Kathy Keolker-Wheeler; hosted by the Greater Renton Chamber of Commerce, 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m. Monday, Feb. 28, Renton Holiday Inn Select, One S. Grady Way. Tickets: $25-$35 includes lunch. Information: 425-226-4560. Registration: www.renton-chamber.com


Teen Mystery Dinner Theater


Plan Ahead For youth ages 12-18, 7 p.m. Thursday, March 3, Fairwood Library, 17009 140th Ave. S.E. Registration: 425-226-0522. Information: www.kcls.org/fair/programs.cfm


Teen Writing Group


Plan Ahead Writing exercises and tips for teens ages 12018, 7 p.m. Thursday, March 10, Fairwood Library, 17009 140th Ave. S.E. Renton Information: 425-226-0522


Sammamish



Celebrate Dr. Seuss’s Birthday!


Plan Ahead Inglewood Junior High School drama students act out Dr. Seuss’s stories, 4 p.m. Wednesday, March 2, 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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