Bellevue Great Books Discussion Group Ongoing Read and discuss classical selections from the Great Books series, 7:30-9 p.m. first and third Wednesdays...

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Ongoing Read and discuss classical selections from the Great Books series, 7:30-9 p.m. first and third Wednesdays, Bellevue Regional Library, 1111 110th Ave. N.E. (425-635-0828 or www.greatbooks.org)

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Wed Fun writing exercises and creative ideas for youths 12-18, 3:30-5:30 p.m. Nov. 2, Lake Hills Library, 15228 Lake Hills Blvd. (425-747-3350 or www.kcls.org/lh/programs.cfm)

“The Killing Art”

Wed Author and artist Jonathan Santlofer reads and signs his latest novel, which uses his own artwork as clues in the mystery, 7 p.m. Nov. 3, Bellevue Arts Museum, 510 Bellevue Way N.E. (425-519-0770 or www.bellevuearts.org)

Gingerbread House Bazaar

Thur-Sat Holiday craft show, with gift items, fall and holiday decorations and specialty foods; 2-6 p.m. Thursday, 9 a.m.-6 p.m. Friday, 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday, Edgebrook Tennis Club, 13554 S.E. Newport Way. (425-641-8577)

Kiwanis Club of Bellevue Luncheon Meeting

Thur Features a presentation on the long-term care concerns of the baby boomer generation, noon Nov. 3, Paragon Hotel, 818 112th Ave. N.E. Cost: $15.25 for lunch; non-members welcome. (425-453-9948)

Open Mike Night

Ongoing Opportunity for acoustic musicians to perform, 6-9 p.m., with 5:30 p.m. sign-up, first and third Thursdays, Crossroads Bellevue, 15600 N.E. Eighth St. (425-644-1111 or www.victorymusic.org)

“An American Journey”

Starts Fri A trip through American history, landmarks and music; 7 p.m. Fridays-Saturdays, 2 p.m. Sundays, Nov. 4-13, and 1 p.m. Nov. 12, Bellevue Youth Theatre, 16661 Northup Way. Tickets: $8. (425-452-7155)

Fun, Easy Fridays

Fri Free community dinner followed by a parent workshop on how to create family game nights and information on other low-cost family activities available locally; supervised swimming and activities for children 12 and under; 5:30-8:30 p.m. Nov. 4, Bellevue YMCA, 14230 Bel-Red Road. Dec. 2: Family Holiday Traditions — how to put family first during the holiday season, make gifts and start new traditions (register: 425-746-9900)

Late Night Music at Crossroads

Ongoing Live music, 7:30-10 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays, Crossroads Bellevue, 15600 N.E. Eighth St. Nov. 4: File Gumbo Zydeco Band plays Rockin’ Cajun & Zydeco. Nov. 5: First Saturday Big Band Dance featuring Harley Brumbaugh’s Horns-A-Plenty. (425-644-1111 or www.crossroadsbellevue.com)

Two Hands, Twenty Years and a Billion Beads

Fri Contemporary bead artist David Chatt lectures on his work, 6:30 p.m. Nov. 4, Bellevue Arts Museum, 510 Bellevue Way N.E. Cost: $5 for non-members. (425-519-0770 or www.bellevuearts.org)

Captain Bogg & Salty

Sat Songs and stories for buccaneers of all ages; pirate garb encouraged, 5 p.m. Nov. 5, Crossroads Bellevue, 15600 N.E. Eighth St. (425-644-6203 or www.kcls.org/lh/programs.cfm)

Ventidita (Twenty Fingers)

Sat Pianists Lisa Bergman and Deborah Dewey perform a duet concert; benefits the Washington State Music Teachers Association scholarship fund; 7 p.m. Nov. 5, First Presbyterian Church, 1717 Bellevue Way N.E. Cost: $10-$15 suggested donation. (425-391-5599)

Bellevue Arts Museum Family Day

Sun Art activities, cultural music and dance, 11 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Nov. 6, Bellevue Arts Museum, 510 Bellevue Way N.E. (425-519-0770 or www.bellevuearts.org)

“Inside Iraq”

Mon World Cavalcade presents this film chronicle of life in Baghdad during the height of the conflict, 2 and 7:30 p.m. Nov. 7, Theatre at Meydenbauer Center, 11100 N.E. Sixth St. Tickets: $8-$12. (206-325-6500 or www.ticketwindowonline.com)

Big Band Dance

Tues Music by Sound of Swing, 2-4 p.m. Nov. 8, North Bellevue Community and Senior Center, 4063 148th Ave. N.E. Cost: $3. (425-452-7681)

Pizza & Pages Book Group

Plan Ahead Pizza and book talk for youths 12-18, 3:30-5:30 Nov. 9, Lake Hills Library, 15228 Lake Hills Blvd. (425-747-3350 or www.kcls.org/lh/programs.cfm)

Singer-Songwriter Showcase

Plan Ahead Live music, 6:30-8 p.m. second and fourth Thursdays, Crossroads Bellevue, 15600 N.E. Eighth St. Nov. 10: Alex Perlman. Dec. 8: Reggie Garrett. (425-644-1111 or www.crossroadsbellevue.com)

The Screwtape Letters

Plan Ahead Attic Theatre performs Nigel Forde’s adaptation of C.S. Lewis’ story of temptation and spirituality, 2:30 and 6:30 p.m. Nov. 13, Lake Sammamish Foursquare Church, 14434 N.E. Eighth St. Tickets: $10-$15. (425-985-8608 or www.theattictheatre.org)

Anime and Manga Appreciation Club

Plan Ahead Drawing techniques, character and story discussions, for ages 12-18; 3:30-5:30 p.m. Nov. 17, Lake Hills Library, 15228 Lake Hills Blvd. (425-747-3350 or www.kcls.org/lh/programs.cfm)

Bothell

Captain Bogg & Salty

Wed Songs and stories for buccaneers of all ages, pirate attire encouraged; 4 p.m. Nov. 2, with free tickets available at 3 p.m., Bothell Regional Library, 18215 98th Ave. N.E. (425-486-7811 or www.kcls.org/bothell/programs.cfm)

Graduation Requirements Workshop

Wed Northshore School District hosts a workshop for parents of ninth- and 10th-graders on state and district graduation requirements that go into effect starting with the class of 2008, including credit requirements, the WASL, culminating projects and “High School and Beyond” plans, 7-8:30 p.m. Nov. 2, Bothell High School gym, 18125 92nd Ave. N.E. (425-489-6399 or www.nsd.org)

“The Five and Ten Club”

Ends Sun Curtain Call Theatre presents the story of senior citizens who resort to less than legal means to make a little extra cash to get by, 8 p.m. Fridays, 5:30 p.m. Sundays, through Nov. 6, Northshore Senior Center, 10201 E. Riverside Drive. Tickets: $8-$10. (425-487-2441 or www.northshoreseniorcenter.org)

Pancake Breakfast

Sat 8-11:30 a.m. Nov. 5 and 19, Northshore Senior Center, 10201 E. Riverside Drive. Cost: $4-$5. (425-487-2441)

SCORE Business Counseling

Plan Ahead Volunteers from the Service Corps of Retired Executives offer advice to small business owners, by appointment, 1-9 p.m. Nov. 9, Bothell Regional Library, 18215 98th Ave. N.E. (register: 425-486-7811)

Vittles & VCR

Plan Ahead A home-cooked meal followed by the movie “The Pacifier,” 6 p.m. Nov. 17, Northshore Senior Center, 10201 E. Riverside Drive. Cost: $4-$6 for dinner; movie free. (register by Nov. 15: 425-487-2441)

Book Review Group

Plan Ahead “The Stuff of Love,” by Dianna Crawford, 10-11:30 a.m. Nov. 18, Northshore Senior Center, 10201 E. Riverside Drive. (425-487-2441)

Carnation

A Sacred Moment

Sat Local poet Katherine Bond gives a poetry writing workshop, 1:30-5:30 p.m. Nov. 5, Miller’s Community & Arts Center, 4597 Tolt Ave. Cost: $45. (register by Nov. 3: www.millersarts.com)

Swil Kanim

Sat Storytelling interwoven with violin, poetry and audience participation, 8-10 p.m. Nov. 5, Miller’s Community & Arts Center, 4597 Tolt Ave. (425-333-5007 or

www.millersarts.com)

Fall City

Captain Bogg & Salty

Fri Songs and stories for buccaneers of all ages, pirate attire encouraged; 7 p.m. Nov. 4, Fall City Elementary School, 33314 S.E. 42nd St. (425-222-5951 or www.kcls.org/fc/programs.cfm)

Issaquah

Country Creations Home & Holiday Gift Show

Thur-Sat More than 85 crafters selling gift items, home décor and specialty foods; 10 a.m.-7 p.m. Thursday-Friday, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday, Pickering Barn, 1730 10th Ave. N.W. (425-413-1004)

Family Friday

Fri Activities, games, crafts, indoor playground and swimming, 6:30-9 p.m. Nov. 4, Issaquah Community Center, 301 Rainier Blvd. S. Cost: $5/family. (425-837-3300)

Surfaces for Salmon

Plan Ahead Workshop for property owners on how to lessen the impact of storm water runoff on salmon habitat, 7-8 p.m. Nov. 15, Issaquah Salmon Hatchery, 125 W. Sunset Way. (register by Nov. 11:425-837-3400 or rco@ci.issaquah.wa.us)

Kenmore

Writer’s Workshop

Ongoing Author Frances Dayee offers encouragement, positive critique and tips on getting published, 1-3 p.m. Thursdays through Nov. 17, Kenmore Library, 18138 73rd Ave. N.E. (425-486-8747 or www.kcls.org/kenm/programs.cfm)

Kenmore Library Association Book Sale

Fri-Sat Books, videos, music CDs, audio books, reference and computer materials, members-only preview (membership available at the door), 5-7 p.m. Friday; general sale, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 4-5, Northlake Lutheran Church, 6620 N.E. 185th St. (425-486-8747 or www.kcls.org/kenm/programs.cfm)

Daytime Book Discussion Group

Mon “The Dante Club,” by Matthew Pearl, 1 p.m. Nov. 7, Kenmore Library, 18138 73rd Ave. N.E. (425-486-8747 or www.kcls.org/kenm/programs.cfm)

Study Zone

Ongoing Free homework help from volunteer tutors for elementary, middle and high school students, 3:30-5:30 p.m. Mondays, Kenmore Library, 18138 73rd Ave. N.E. (425-486-8747 or www.kcls.org/studyzone)

Kirkland

Study Zone

Ongoing Free homework help from volunteer tutors for elementary, middle and high school students; 4-6 p.m. Wednesdays, 6-8 p.m. Thursdays, 2-4 p.m. Sundays, Kingsgate Library, 12315 N.E. 143rd St. (425-821-7686 or www.kcls.org/studyzone)

Brazilian Duos

Thur Vocalist Luciana Souza and guitarist Roero Lubambo perform, 7:30 p.m. Nov. 3, Kirkland Performance Center, 350 Kirkland Ave. Tickets: $10-$25. (425-893-9900 or www.kpcenter.org)

Good Dog Carl Appearance

Thur Author Alexandra Day and her rottweiler companion Carl present their newest book, “Carl’s Sleepy Afternoon,” 6:30-8:30 p.m. Nov. 3, Parkplace Books, 348 Parkplace Center. (425-828-6546)

“N*W*C”

Fri-Sat Three-man comedy show about breaking down racial stereotypes, 8 p.m. Nov. 4-5, Kirkland Performance Center, 350 Kirkland Ave. Tickets: $12-$24. (425-893-9900 or www.kpcenter.org)

“The Screwtape Letters”

Fri-Sun Attic Theatre performs Nigel Forde’s adaptation of C.S. Lewis’ story of temptation and spirituality; 7:30 p.m. Friday-Sunday, 2 p.m. Sunday, Cadle Theatre at Lake Washington High School, 12033 N.E. 80th St. Tickets: $10-$15. (425-985-8608 or www.theattictheatre.org)

Kirkland Library Book Sale

Fri-Sat Friends of the Library members-only preview, 6-8 p.m. Friday; public sale, 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 4-5, Kirkland Library, 308 Kirkland Ave. Cost: $3-$10 for membership. (425-822-2459 or www.kcls.org/kirk/programs.cfm)

Artist Reception: Thomas D. Mangelsen

Sat Premier of the nature photographer’s latest images of the natural world; refreshments, 5-9 p.m. Nov. 5, Images of Nature Gallery, 108 Central Way. (425-739-9118 or http://imagesofnaturewebstore.com/galleries.html)

SCORE Business Counseling

Sat Volunteers from the Service Corps of Retired Executives offer advice to small business owners, by appointment, 10 a.m.-1 p.m. Nov. 5, Kirkland Library, 308 Kirkland Ave. (register: 425-822-2459)

Louis Comfort Tiffany: Artist for the Ages

Mon Slide show overview of Seattle Art Museum’s Louis Comfort Tiffany exhibit, 7 p.m. Nov. 7, Kirkland Library, 308 Kirkland Ave. (425-822-2459 or www.kcls.org/kirk/programs.cfm)

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. Nov. 10. Maps available at the galleries. (425-889-8212)

Poetry at Parkplace Books

Plan Ahead An evening of open mike poetry, with published poets and novices, 7 p.m. Nov. 10, Parkplace Books, 348 Parkplace Center. (425-828-6546)

Knit In

Plan Ahead Bring your own yarn and needles; all levels welcome, 7 p.m. Nov. 15, Kirkland Library, 308 Kirkland Ave. (425-822-2459)

Socrates Café

Plan Ahead Monthly philosophical discussion group, 7 p.m. Nov. 18, Parkplace Books, 348 Parkplace Center. (425-828-6546)

Mercer Island

Holiday Art Show

Ongoing Mixed media works and gift items by island artists includes textiles, pottery, paintings, jewelry and paper art, through Jan. 6, Mercer Island Chamber Art Gallery, 7605 S.E. 27th St., Ste. 109. Gallery hours: 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Mondays-Fridays and by appointment. (206-232-3404)

Redmond

Study Zone

Ongoing Free homework help from volunteer tutors for elementary, middle and high school students, 6-8 p.m. Sundays-Thursdays, Redmond Regional Library, 15990 N.E. 85th St. (425-885-1861 or www.kcls.org/studyzone)

Evening Book Discussion

Thur “The Smell of Apples,” by Mark Behr, 7:30 p.m. Nov. 3, Redmond Regional Library, 15990 N.E. 85th St. Dec. 1: “The No.1 Ladies’ Detective Agency,” by Alexander McCall Smith. (425-885-1861 or www.kcls.org/red/redprog.cfm)

“Man of LaMancha”

Ongoing Classic musical version Don Quixote’s tale, through Nov. 26, 8:15 p.m. Fridays-Saturdays and 2:15 p.m. matinees Nov. 13 and 20 , SecondStory Repertory, 16587 N.E. 74th St. Tickets: $20-$26. (425-881-6777 or www.secondstoryrep.org)

Old Fire House Concerts

Ongoing All ages venue, with local performers, 8 p.m., Old Fire House Teen Center, 16510 N.E. 79th St. Cost: $6. Nov. 4: The Breakers and Pandora’s Plan. (425-556-2389 or www.theoldfirehouse.org)

Morning Book Group

Plan Ahead “Four Spirits,” by Sena Jeter Naslund, 10 a.m. Nov. 10, Redmond Regional Library, 15990 N.E. 85th St. Dec. 8: “The Transit of Venus,” by Shirley Hazzard.(425-885-1861)

Sophisticated Swing Big Band

Plan Ahead Dancing to the music of the 1930’s, ’40s and ’50s, 1-3:30 p.m. Nov. 18, Redmond Senior Center, 8703 160th Ave. N.E. Cost. $3. (425-556-2314)

Renton

“The IKEA Cycle: Tiny Domestic Dramas”

Ongoing A series of 10-minute interrelated plays staged on the “sets” of the furniture showroom; a King County Performance Network production, 7-9 p.m. Mondays and Wednesdays through Nov. 9, IKEA, 600 S.W. 43rd St. (206-296-7580 or www.4culture.org)

CASA Volunteer Opportunity

Thur Information for those 21 and older interested in the Court Appointed Special Advocates program, which provides volunteer advocates for abused and neglected children 12 and under, 7 p.m. Nov. 3, Fairwood Library, 17009 140th Ave. S.E. (425-226-0522 or www.kcls.org/fair/programs.cfm)

Study Zone

Ongoing Free homework help from volunteer tutors for elementary, middle and high school students, 5-7 p.m. Mondays and Thursdays, Fairwood Library, 17009 140th Ave. S.E. (425-226-0522 or www.kcls.org/studyzone)

Economic Forecast Luncheon

Fri Renton Chamber of Commerce event features Bill Center, president of the Washington Council on International Trade, who will discuss the impact of trade on the local and regional economy, 11:30 a.m. Nov. 4, Holiday Inn Select, 1 S. Grady Way. Cost: $35-$45. (register: 425-226-4560 or www.gorenton.com/rentonchamber.htm)

Robin Spielberg & Montana Skies

Fri Pianist Robin Spielberg is joined by Montana Skies for an evening of electric and acoustic cello and steel string guitar, 8 p.m. Nov. 4, Renton IKEA Performing Arts Center, 400 S. Second St. Tickets: $20-$24. (206-325-6500 or www.ticketwindowonline.com)

“The Ugly Duckling”

Fri-Sat StoryBook Theater’s musical adaptation of the classic tale, 11 a.m. Saturday; 1 p.m. Saturday-Sunday, Nov. 5-6, IKEA Performing Arts Center, 400 S. 2nd St. Cost: $8. (425-827-3123 or www.studio-east.org)

Master Gardeners at the Library

Ongoing King County master gardeners will be available for questions 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturdays, Fairwood Library, 17009 140th Ave. S.E. (425-226-0522 or www.kcls.org/fair/programs.cfm)

Lively Minds Book Group

Tues “Swallows of Kabul,” by Yasmina Khadra, 7:30 p.m. Nov 8, Fairwood Library, 17009 140th Ave. S.E. (425-226-0522 or www.kcls.org/fair/programs.cfm)

Books at Lunch Bunch

Plan Ahead “Evidence of Things Unseen,” by Marianne Wiggins; bring a sack lunch, 12:30 p.m. Nov. 9, Fairwood Library, 17009 140th Ave. S.E. (425-226-0522 or www.kcls.org/fair/programs.cfm)

Children’s Book Month Featured Author

Plan Ahead Karen Cushman, Newbery-winning author of “The Midwife’s Apprentice” and “Catherine, Called Birdy,” talks about research, writing and her characters, followed by a book signing, 7 p.m. Nov. 9, Fairwood Library, 17009 140th Ave. S.E. (425-226-0522 or www.kcls.org/fair/programs.cfm)

Best Books for Teens

Plan Ahead Discuss the best books for 2005 and vote on “Hot Picks of the Month,” refreshments; for ages 12-18, 7 p.m. Nov. 10, Fairwood Library, 17009 140th Ave. S.E. (425-226-0522 or www.kcls.org/fair/programs.cfm)

Practice SAT and Strategy Session

Plan Ahead Two-part workshop, with practice exam for students followed by computerized, personal score analysis of strengths and weaknesses, 12:30-4:45 p.m. exam, Nov. 12; 7 p.m. score and strategy session, Nov. 17, Fairwood Library, 17009 140th Ave. S.E. (register: 425-226-0522)

Sammamish

Hurricane Relief Concert

Sat The Issaquah Chorale, Issaquah Singers and Sammamish Symphony perform a variety of Americana music to benefit the Issaquah Katrina Relief Fund, 8 p.m. Nov. 5, Skyline High School, 1122 228th Ave. S.E. Admission free; donations collected at intermission. (425-442-1218 or www.issaquahsingers.com)

Teen Book Discussion Group

Tues “Shakespeare Bats Cleanup,” by Ron Koertge and pizza; for students in grades 6-9, 3:30-4:30 p.m. Nov 8, Sammamish Library, 825 228th Ave. N.E. (425-836-8793 or www.kcls.org/samm/programs.cfm)

Sammamish Book Discussion Group

Plan Ahead “My Sister’s Keeper,” by Jodi Picoult, 7 p.m. Nov. 16, Sammamish Library, 825 228th Ave. N.E. Dec. 21: Share the book of your choice. (425-836-8793 or www.kcls.org/samm/programs.cfm)

Woodinville

Red Ribbons and Reindeer

Wed-Sat Holiday craft show features handmade gifts, home decor, jewelry and gourmet foods; 4-9 p.m. Wednesday, 10 a.m.-8 p.m. Thursday-Friday, 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 2-5, Hollywood Schoolhouse, 14810 N.E. 145th St. (425-883-0184 or www.craftlister.com/E1006151)

Compiled by Nyssa Rogers

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