Bellevue: Anime and Manga Appreciation Club Wed Drawing techniques, story discussions and new titles; for youth ages 12-18, 3:30 p.m., April 20, Lake Hills...

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Anime and Manga Appreciation Club


Wed Drawing techniques, story discussions and new titles; for youth ages 12-18, 3:30 p.m., April 20, Lake Hills Library, 15228 Lake Hills Blvd. Information: 425-747-3350


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Wed Author Dave Pelzer reads from and discusses his autobiography about triumphing over a childhood spent in the foster care system, 7 p.m. April 20, Barnes & Noble Booksellers, 626 106th Ave. N.E. Information: 425-451-8463


Bellevue Live Jazz Series


Wed 5-6:30 p.m. Wednesdays through May 11 at various downtown locations; wine and appetizers available. April 20: Jazz saxophonist Darren Montamedy performs at Key Center, 601 108th Ave. N.E. April 27: Jazz and blues with the Michael Powers Group at The Summit, 10885 N.E. Fourth St. Cost: $2 for wine and appetizers. Information: 425-453-1223 or www.bellevuelive.com/schedule.html


Blooming Garden


Ends Sun 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


P.F.L.A.G.


Thur Guest speaker Dr. Doug Haldeman discusses research in Lesbian/Gay/Bisexual psychology, 7 p.m. April 21, First United Methodist Church, 1934 108th Ave. N.E. Information: 206-325-7724 or 425-483-6642


Parenting from the Heart


Thur A lecture on “Positive Discipline” parenting tools and techniques, 7 p.m. April 21, Bellevue Community College, Carlson Theater, 3000 Landerholm Circle S.E. Cost: $10-$12. Information: 425-455-0240 or www.bcc.ctc.edu/parent-ed/bcckids/lecture.htm


Healing Methods: How Can We Choose?


Thur A discussion hosted by the Northwest Theosophical Society, 7:30-8:45 p.m. April 21, Bellevue Regional Library, 1111 110th Ave. N.E. Information: 425-644-7725


Open Mike Night


Thur Opportunity for acoustic musicians to perform, 6-9 p.m. with 5:30 p.m. sign-up, 1st and 3rd Thursdays, Crossroads Bellevue, 15600 N.E. Eighth St. Information: 425-644-1111 or www.victorymusic.org


Faith, Hope and Action: Conversations for Change


Plan Ahead Hopelink hosts a discussion on homelessness, the “Ten Year Plan to End Homelessness,” and what individuals and faith communities can do to support this initiative, 8 a.m.-2 p.m. April 27, Meydenbauer Center, 11100 N.E. Sixth St. Registration by April 21: 425-869-7835


Eastside Mothers and More


Thur Support, education and advocacy for mothers, 7-9 p.m. April 21, East Shore Unitarian Church, 12700 S.E. 32nd St. Topic: Deadly stereotypes of motherhood. Information: 206-948-2142 or www.eastsidemothersandmore.org


La Traviata


Fri-Sat Bellevue Opera performs Verdi’s tragic opera of true love and family honor, 8 p.m. April 22-23, Theatre at Meydenbauer Center, 11100 N.E. Sixth St. Tickets: $20-28. Reservations: 206-325-6500 or www.ticketwindowonline.com


Late Night Music at Crossroads Bellevue


Fri-Sat Live music, 7:30-10 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays, Crossroads Bellevue MarketStage, 15600 N.E. Eighth St. April 22: The Downtown Mountain Boys play bluegrass. April 23: Seattle Women’s Jazz Orchestra performs. Information: 425-644-1111 or www.crossroadsbellevue.com


Weave Yourself into the Community


Sat Family Resource Center’s annual volunteer fair with booths from 50 local human service agencies and live entertainment from a variety of cultures, 11 a.m.-4 p.m. April 23, Crossroads Bellevue, 15600 N.E. Eighth St. Information: 425-869-6699 or www.familyresourcecenter.org


Seattle Sleepless Singles Spring Fling Dance


Sat Live 60s and 70s dance music by Black Velvet; refreshments, 7:30-midnight April 23, Highland Center, 14224 Bel-Red Road. Cost: $20 at the door. Information: 206-527-7400


The Chemistry Wizard


Sat A family evening of scientific wizardry with odd chemical reactions that produce color, slime, smoke and even explosions, 7 p.m. April 23, Bellevue Community College Carlson Theatre, 3000 Landerholm Circle S.E. Information: 425-564-3081 or www.bcc.ctc.edu


American Girls Club


Sun American Girls stories and crafts for children ages 6-12, 3 p.m. April 24, Barnes & Noble Booksellers, 626 106th Ave. N.E. Information: 425-451-8463


Fourth Annual Poetry Coffeehouse


Mon Open mike opportunity for teens to share original poetry or read from a favorite author’s work; refreshments, 7 p.m. April 25, Lake Hills Library, 15228 Lake Hills Blvd. Information: 425-747-3350 or www.kcls.org/lh/programs.cfm


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., April 27, Lake Hills Library, 15228 Lake Hills Blvd. Information: 425-747-3350 or www.kcls.org/lh/programs.cfm


Singer-Songwriter Showcase


Plan Ahead Watch the Sky performs Celtic music, 6:30-8 p.m. April 28, Crossroads Bellevue, 15600 N.E. Eighth St. May 12: Nancy Dillon’s blend of folk, country and R&B. Information: 425-644-1111 or www.crossroadsbellevue.com


Women and Anger


Plan Ahead Warning signs of anger, handling external pressure and managing emotion, 6:30-8:30 p.m., May 2, Bellevue Family YMCA, 14230 Bel-Red Road. Cost: $5-$8; $3 childcare. Register by April 29: 425-746-9900


Bothell



Onward and Upward: New Approaches to Classic Themes


Ongoing Display of paintings by Woodinville artist Kay Barnes continues through May 3, Kaewyn Gallery at FrameWright Custom Picture Framing, 10101 Main St. Gallery hours: 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Tuesday-Thursday; 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Fridays; 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturdays. Information: 425-483-7385


Financial Series for Seniors


Wed “Legal Strategies for Long Term Care,” 10-11:30 a.m. April 20, Northshore Senior Center, 10201 E. Riverside Drive. April 27: Real Estate or Not to Real Estate. Cost: $5 per class. Registration: 425-487-2441


Chateau Singers


Fri Perform old time, modern and spiritual songs, 2 p.m. April 22, Northshore Senior Center, 10201 E. Riverside Dr. Information: 425-487-2441


Annual Fuchsia and Dahlia Sales


Sat-Sun The Sno-King Fuchsia Society and the Seattle Dahlia Society host sales and provide growing information, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday and 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Sunday, April 23-24, Country Village Bothell, 23718 Seventh Ave. S.E. Information: 425-483-2250 or www.countryvillagebothell.com


Library Book Sale


Sat Benefits Friends of the Bothell Regional Library programs, 10 a.m.-5 p.m., April 23, 18215 98th Ave. N.E. Information: 425-486-7811


Elder Law


Plan Ahead Overview of legal issues affecting seniors presented by Eastside Legal Assistance Program, 9:30-11 a.m., April 27, Northshore Senior Center, 10201 E. Riverside Drive. Registration: 425-487-2441


Faculty, Organization and Higher Education Policy


Plan Ahead A forum on labor union perspectives on the future of higher education with two panels followed by audience discussion, 6-9 p.m. May 2, University of Washington Bothell Campus, 18115 Campus Way N.E. Information: 206-543-7946 or www.uwb.edu/maps/events.html


Plant Sale


Plan Ahead Perennials, shrubs, houseplants and small trees; benefits the senior center, 8 a.m.-4:30 p.m. May 6-7, Northshore Senior Center, 10201 E. Riverside Drive. Information: 425-487-2441


Carnation



Farmers Market Volunteers Needed


Ongoing Opportunities to help with publicity, chefs’ demonstrations, market set-up and information table staffing for the Carnation Farmers Market which opens May 17. Information: 425-333-6050 or www.carnationfarmersmarket.org


Buying Wise: Health Benefits of Food Choices


Plan Ahead Learn how the way food is produced and processed affects its nutritional value, and the benefits of locally-grown, organic food, 10 a.m. May 3, Miller’s Community & Arts Center, 4597 Tolt Ave. Registration: 425-788-0480


Issaquah



Natural Wonders: Artistic Impressions


Ongoing Show of 11 local artists’ interpretations of nature through photography, sculpture, painting, mixed media, drawing and metal work, continues through Sept. 12, University House at Issaquah, 22975 S.E. Black Nugget Road. Gallery hours: 8:30 a.m.-5:30 p.m. daily. Information: 425-557-4200


Play It By Heart


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


Family Bingo


Fri Prizes for all ages; food available, 6-8 p.m. April 22, Issaquah Community Center, 301 Rainier Blvd. S. Cost: $5 per family. Information: 425-837-3300


Best Friends: Images of Animals and Their People


Starts Thur A traveling exhibit of historical images of relationships between people and animals during the Progressive Era (1880s-1920s) as well as photos from the Issaquah Historical Society’s collection, opens April 21 and continues through Oct. 15, Gilman Town Hall Museum, 165 S.E. Andrews St. . Gallery hours: 11 a.m.-3 p.m. Thursday-Saturday. Information: 425-392-3500


Issaquah Public Market


Ongoing Fresh, in-season produce, cut flowers, baked goods, specialty foods, arts and crafts, 9 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturdays through Oct. 15, Pickering Barn, 1730 10th Ave. N.W. Volunteers needed. Information: 425-837-3311


Opera Preview


Mon Learn about “The Tales of Hoffman,” Jacques Offenbach’s opera about a drunken poet unlucky in love, before the Seattle Opera performs it next month, 7 p.m. April 25, Issaquah Library, 10 W. Sunset Way. Information: 425-392-5430 or


Kenmore



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


Study Zone


Mon Homework help for elementary, middle and high school students, 3:30-5:30 p.m. Mondays, Kenmore Library, 18138 73rd Ave. N.E. Information: 425-486-8747


Kirkland



Teen Science Fiction/Fantasy Book Club


Wed “Sea of Trolls,” by Nancy Farmer; open to ages 12-18, 5:30 p.m. April 20, Kingsgate Library, 12315 N.E. 143rd St. Information: 425-821-7686 or www.kcls.org/kings/programs.cfm


“My Self-Portrait”


Ongoing Works in oil pastel by local homeless young adults; individual works are not for sale, but donations benefit youth homeless shelter The Landing. Exhibit continues through May 1. Parklane Gallery, 130 Park Lane. Gallery hours: 11 a.m.-7 p.m. daily; closed 1st Mondays. Information: 425-827-1462


“The Bold and Beautiful: Landscapes of a Fauvist Flavor”


Ongoing Show of paintings by Brad Caplis and Rich Klopfer, continues through May 8, Gunnar Nordstrom Gallery, 127 Lake St. S. Gallery hours: 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Monday-Saturday; 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Sundays. Information: 425-827-2822 or www.gunnarnordstromgallery.com


Release and Capture


Ongoing 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. Saturdays. Information: 425-822-7161 or www.kirklandartscenter.org


Parklane Gallery


Ongoing Exhibit of paintings by Linda Hulce, Larey McDaniel and Maggie LeMoine continues through May 1, 130 Park Lane. Gallery hours: 11 a.m.-7 p.m. daily; closed on 1st Mondays. Information: 425-827-1462


Patricia Rovzar Gallery


Ongoing New works in acrylic by Michael Schlicting, through May 9, Patricia Rovzar Gallery, 118 Central Way. Gallery hours: 10:30 a.m.-6 p.m. Monday-Saturday; 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Sundays. Information: 425-889-4627 or www.rovzargallery.com


Landscape Paintings


Ongoing Exhibit of new works by Kathleen Earthrowl and Xiaogang Zhu 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


Beauty and the Beast


Starts Sat StoryBook Theater presents a musical comedy for families about an ill-mannered prince who learns a lesson, 11 a.m. Saturdays; 1 p.m. and 3 p.m. Saturdays and Sundays, April 23-May 1, Kirkland Performance Center, 350 Kirkland Ave. Tickets: $8.50. Reservations: 425-893-9900 or www.kpcenter.org


Northwest Vocal Jazz Ensemble


Sat Northwest College students perform swing music from the 1930s to the present, 1:30 p.m. April 23, Kirkland Library, 308 Kirkland Ave. Information: 425-822-2459 or www.kcls.org/kirk/programs.cfm


French Conversation Club


Mon All ages and language skill levels welcome, 7-9 p.m. April 25, Kirkland Library, 308 Kirkland Ave. Information: 425-822-2459 or www.kcls.org/kirk/programs.cfm


Teen Concerts


Plan Ahead Top, Jade Ran Away, Primacy Effect, Beszhak, 7 p.m., April 29, Kirkland Teen Union Building, 348 Kirkland Ave. Cost: $5. Information: 425-822-3088


Mercer Island



Master of Flowers


Ongoing Exhibit of paintings by local artist Genny Rees, through June 31, Chamber Art Gallery, 7613 S.E. 27th St. Gallery hours: 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Monday-Friday. Information: 206-232-3404


North Bend



Sno Valley Idol Auditions


Sun Solo vocalists ages 18 and under can audition for the chance to perform in May; the first 30 performers to sign in will be auditioned, 1 p.m. April 24, Si View Community Center, 400 S.E. Orchard Drive. Information: 425-831-1900


Fangs and Scales and Reptilian Tales


Sun The “Reptile Man” brings his traveling family show of reptile facts and live reptiles; crafts and snacks provided, 6:30-8:30 p.m. April 29, Si View Community Center, 400 S.E. Orchard Drive. Information: 425-831-1900


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


Ongoing Sumi-e brush paintings by Ellen Miffitt and oils by Adele Eustis through June 4, Old Redmond Schoolhouse Community Center, 16600 N.E. 80th St. Gallery hours: 8 a.m.-9:30 p.m. Monday-Friday; 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Saturday. Information: 425-556-2316


Root Connection Farm Tour


Wed, Sat Information about community supported farms, tours of the fields and greenhouses, 10 a.m.-3 p.m. April 20 and 23, 13607 Woodinville-Redmond Road. Information: 425-881-1006


Spring Dessert Dance


Thur Live music by the Sophisticated Swing Big Band and desserts, 6-9 p.m. April 21, Redmond Senior Center, 8703 160th Ave. N.E. Tickets: $9 advance; $10 at the door. Reservations: 425-556-2314


Sylvia


Ongoing SecondStory Repertory presents A.R. Gurney’s comedy about Manhattan empty-nesters whose midlife crises are disrupted when the husband brings home a stray dog (who talks). Continues through April 30 with shows at 8:15 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays and a 2:15 p.m. matinee April 24, SecondStory Repertory, 16587 N.E. 74th St. Tickets: $16-$20. Reservations: 425-881-6777 or www.secondstoryrep.org


All Ages Concerts


Fri Live music, 8 p.m. Fridays, Old Fire House, 16510 N.E. 79th St. Redmond Cost: $6. April 22: Get Dressed, The Grapefruit Children, The Monsterz and Arabian Nightmare. April 29: Dissonance, Something in the Corner, Lords of Death and Skywrite. Information: 425-556-2389


Spring Concert


Sun Liturgical and secular music by St. Jude’s Sanctuary Choir, 2 p.m. April 24, St. Jude Catholic Church, 10526 166th Ave. N.E. Information: 425-883-7685


Genealogy Searching in Ancestry Library Edition


Plan Ahead Workshop on the King County Library System database and how to search U.S. Census data through 1930, 6:30-8:30 p.m. April 27, Redmond Regional Library, 15990 N.E. 85th St. Registration: 425-885-1861. Information: www.kcls.org/red/redprog.cfm


Renton



Books at Lunch Bunch


Wed “Bold Spirit: Helga Estby’s Forgotten Walk Across Victorian America,” by Linda Lawrence Hunt, 12:30 p.m. April 20, Fairwood Library, 17009 140th Ave. S.E. Information: 425-226-0522 or www.kcls.org/fair/programs.cfm


Susanne Forrest Exhibit


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


See How They Run


Ends Sun Valley Community Players presents a farce set in English vicarage about mistaken identities, continues through April 24; 8 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays; 2 p.m. April 24, Carco Theater, 1717 Maple Valley Highway. Tickets: $12-$14. Reservations: 425-226-5190


Sammamish



Cinema Sounds


Sat The Issaquah Chorale with guest soloist Mary Jo Dugaw performs theme songs and incidental music from classic movies, 7:30 p.m. April 23, Eastlake High School Performing Arts Center, 400 228th Ave. N.E. Tickets:$7-$30. Reservations: 425-392-8446 or www.issaquahchorale.org


The Turtle Valley String Band


Sat Fiddle tunes from around the world, 1 p.m. April 23, Sammamish Library, 825 228th Ave. N.E. Information: 425-836-8793 or www.kcls.org/samm/programs.cfm


Snoqualmie



Topsy-Turvey Tales


Wed Local storyteller and musician Elizabeth Falconer presents a musical program for children, 11 a.m. April 20, Snoqualime Library, 38580 S.E. River St. Information: 425-888-1223 or www.kcls.org/snoq/programs.cfm


Seattle Repertory Jazz Orchestra


Sun Jazz selections from ragtime to 21st century avant-garde, 4 p.m. April 24, Mount Si High School Theater, 8651 Meadowbrook Way S.E. Tickets: $5-$15. Information: 425-888-1514 or home.comcast.net/~artslive


Woodinville



Woodinville Farmers Market


Ongoing Fresh produce and local artists, 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturdays through Oct. 15, next to the Woodinville Community Center, 17401 133rd Ave. N.E. April 23: Farm Fresh Cooking Demo. May 7: Mother’s Day Flower Show. Information: 206-546-7960 or www.woodinvillefarmersmarket.com


Upper Bear Creek Community Council Public Forum


Tues Information and discussion of King County’s Department of Development and Environmental Services’ (DDES) role in the stewardship of rural lands, with representatives from DDES as well as Joan Burlingame, the new Rural Liason for Critical Area Ordinance issues in King County, 7:30 p.m. April 26, Woodinville Water District Office, 17238 N.E. Woodinville-Duvall Road. Information: 425-486-3206 or 425-788-5841


The Mayor Is In


Plan Ahead Woodinville mayor Don Brocha and city council members will discuss city programs, events and issues, 9-11 a.m. April 30, City Hall, 17301 133rd Ave. N.E. Information: 425-877-2267


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. May 6-8 and 13-15, Woodinville Park & Ride, 17800 140th Ave. N.E. Information: 206-296-4692 or www.govlink.org/hazwaste/news/events.cfm

Compiled by Nyssa Rogers.

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