Bellevue Maypole Fun Wed Learn the medieval dance of the Maypole, 7 p.m. July 27, Newport Way Library, 14250 S. E. Newport Way. Information Information: 425-747-2390 Teen...

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Maypole Fun


Wed Learn the medieval dance of the Maypole, 7 p.m. July 27, Newport Way Library, 14250 S.E. Newport Way. Information: 425-747-2390


Teen Advisory Board


Wed Volunteers ages 12-18 are needed to help plan teen-related events; community service hours available, 3:30 p.m. July 27, Lake Hills Library, 15228 Lake Hills Blvd. Information: 425-747-3350


Live at Lunch Summer Concert Series


Ongoing Live music, noon-1:30 p.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays through Sept. 15 at various downtown locations. July 28: Latigo Lace, country; Bellevue Galleria, 550 106th Ave. N.E. Aug 2: Jovino Santos Neto, Brazilian jazz; Symetra Financial Center, 777 108th Ave. N.E. Aug 4: The Laura Love Duo, folk funk; Bellevue Galleria. Aug 9: Deems Tsutakawa, contemporary jazz; Skyline Tower, 10900 N.E. Fourth St. Information: 425-453-1223 or www.bellevuelive.com/liveatlunch


Singer-Songwriter Showcase


Ongoing Live music, 6:30-8 p.m. second and fourth Thursdays, Crossroads Bellevue, 15600 N.E. Eighth St. July 28: Joy Mills & Tom Parker. Aug. 11: Kristen Connell. Information: 425-644-1111 or www.crossroadsbellevue.com


Bellevue Farmers Market


Ongoing 3-7 p.m. Thursdays through Oct. 13, First Presbyterian Church of Bellevue, 1717 Bellevue Way N.E. Aug. 11: Chef’s demonstration at 3:30 p.m. with Roland Oberholze from Sasi’s Café. Information: 425-454-8474 or www.bellevuefarmersmarket.org


Concerts in the Castle


Thur-Fri Nancy Stewart performs in a royal celebration, with jesters, jewels and dragons, 11 a.m. July 28, Bellevue Regional Library, 1111 110th Ave. N.E. Information: 425-450-1765. Also at 4 p.m. July 29, Crossroads Bellevue, 15600 N.E. Eighth St. Information: 425-644-6203


Antique Safari


Fri Licensed appraisers will give verbal estimates of furniture, fine art, jewelry and machinery; spectators welcome, 9 a.m.-5 p.m. July 29, Bellevue High School, 10416 S.E. Wolverine Way. Cost: $5 per item; five-item limit. Proceeds benefit the Seattle-King County Association of Realtors’ scholarship fund. Information: 425-284-0702 or www.nwrealtor.com


Sixth Street Arts & Crafts Fair and Taste of Bellevue


Fri-Sun Artists’ booths, live entertainment, children’s activities and food, 10 a.m.-8 p.m. Friday-Saturday; 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Sunday, July 29-31, along 106th Avenue Northeast, between Northeast Fourth Street and Northeast Eighth Street. Parking available Saturday and Sunday at City Center, 500 108th Ave. N.E., and Symetra Financial Center, 777 108th Ave. N.E. Information: 425-453-1223 www.bellevuedowntown.org


Bellevue Arts and Crafts Fair


Fri-Sun Art demonstrations, exhibitions, artists’ booths, hands-on Kidsfair, live music and food, 9:30 a.m.-9:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday, 9:30 a.m.-6 p.m. Sunday, July 29-31, at locations around Bellevue Square, Northeast Eighth Street and Bellevue Way Northeast, and the Bellevue Art Museum, 510 Bellevue Way N.E. Information: 425-519-0770 or www.bellevueartsandcrafts.com


Late Night Music at Crossroads


Fri-Sat Live music, 7:30-10 p.m., Crossroads Bellevue, 15600 N.E. Eighth St. July 29: The Fossils, classic bluegrass. July 30: Maia Santell & House Blend, jazz. Aug. 5: Chris Stevens Band, upbeat blues. Aug. 6: Sophisticated Swing, first Saturday big band dance. Information: 425-644-1111 or www.crossroadsbellevue.com


Summer Classics 2005


Sat-Sun Ballet Bellevue presents pieces from classic ballets, including “Swan Lake” and “The Four Seasons,” as well as new works, 7:30 p.m. July 30-31, Theatre at Meydenbauer Center, 11100 N.E. Sixth St. Tickets: $10-$22. Reservations: 425-455-1345


Mercer Slough Canoe Tours


Ongoing A four-mile, three-hour paddling tour for ages 5 and up; equipment provided, 9 a.m.-noon Saturdays through Sept. 24, Enatai Beach Park, 3519 108th Ave. S.E. Cost: $10-$12. Registration: 425-452-6885


Amazing Arthropods


Tues Visit a tarantula and learn about other bugs and spiders; ages 5 and older, 2 p.m. Aug. 2, Lake Hills Library, 15228 Lake Hills Blvd. Registration: 425-747-3350


“The Reluctant Dragon”


Tues A puppet show about a peaceful dragon, followed by puppet-making, 2 p.m. Aug. 5, Lake Hills Library, 15228 Lake Hills Blvd. Register starting July 29: 425-747-3350


Connoisseur’s Table: Exceptional Plants


Plan Ahead A lecture by plant collector Dan Hinkley, the founder of Heronswood Nursery, at the Bellevue Botanical Society’s annual meeting, followed by dessert. 7 p.m. Aug. 2, The Bellevue Club, 11200 S.E. Sixth St. Cost: $25 non-members. Registration: 425-451-3755 or www.bellevuebotanical.org


Single Parent Family Summer Program


Tues Dinner at 6 p.m. followed by a 7-8:30 p.m. workshop on how to do once-a-week family cooking; supervised after-dinner swimming and activities for children through sixth grade, Aug. 2, Bellevue Family YMCA back parking lot, 14230 Bel-Red Road. Cost: $1-$3 for dinner. Information: 425-747-1461, ext. 136 or www.westminster.org


Write On! Writing Group


Plan Ahead Fun writing exercises and creative ideas for youths 12-18, 3:30-5:30 p.m. Aug. 3, Lake Hills Library, 15228 Lake Hills Blvd. Information: 425-747-3350 or www.kcls.org/lh/programs.cfm


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. Information: 425-644-1111 or www.victorymusic.org


Farm Life and Agriculture Exhibit


Plan Ahead Interactive exhibit of 1888 farming life, with an opportunity to try tools, daily chores and games of the era, noon-3 p.m. Aug. 6, Fraser Cabin at Kelsey Creek Farm Park, 13204 S.E. Eighth Place. Information: 425-450-1049


Blueberry Farm Work Party


Plan Ahead Help pick blueberries for Hopelink food banks, 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Aug. 6 and 13, Mercer Slough Blueberry Farm, 2380 Bellevue Way S.E. Registration: 206-783-3088 or www.hope-link.org/takeaction/events


Tibetan Tea Ceremony


Plan Ahead Sample different teas from the high Himalayas, 2 p.m. Aug. 6, Bellevue Arts Museum Auditorium, 510 Bellevue Way N.E. Information: 425-519-0770 or www.bellevuearts.org


Kings, Castles and Cockroaches!


Plan Ahead Sir Sound-a-Lot uses props and music to tell stories from the Middle Ages, 6:30 p.m. Aug. 9, Crossroads Bellevue, 15600 N.E. Eighth St. Information: 425-644-6203


Bellevue Chamber Chorus Auditions


Plan Ahead Singers in all voice parts are invited to audition for this choir, by appointment 7-9 p.m. Aug. 9-10, Cross of Christ Lutheran Church, 411 156th Ave. N.E. Registration: 425-881-0445. Information: www.bellevuechamberchorus.net


Twisted Tales


Plan Ahead Members of Seattle Knights bring fairytale characters to life and provide opportunities to try on medieval armor and weapons, 7 p.m. Aug. 10, Bellevue Regional Library, 1111 110th Ave. N.E. Information: 425-450-1765


Pizza & Pages Book Group


Plan Ahead Pizza and book talk for youths ages 12-18, 3:30-5:30 Aug. 10, Lake Hills Library, 15228 Lake Hills Blvd. Information: 425-747-3350


Bothell


Ballroom Dance


Ongoing Dance to live music, 1-3 p.m. Wednesdays (except Aug. 3), Northshore Senior Center, 10201 E. Riverside Drive. Information: 425-487-2441


Bothell Farmers Market


Ongoing Locally produced items, live music and children’s activities, 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Fridays through Sept. 30, Country Village, 23718 Seventh Ave. S.E. July 29: Jeanette Alexander. Aug. 5: Diego Coy. Information: 425-483-2250 or www.countryvillagebothell.com


Music in the Park Concert Series


Ongoing 6:30-8 p.m. Fridays through Aug. 26, Park at Bothell Landing Amphitheater, 9919 N.E. 180th St. July 29: Latigo Lace, country. Aug. 5: King Bees of the Bayou, Zydeco. Information: 425-486-2768, Ext. 4422 or www.ci.bothell.wa.us


Brothers from Different Mothers


Tues Off-the-wall comedy, juggling and aerial stunts, 7 p.m. Aug. 2, Bothell Regional Library, 18215 98th Ave. N.E. Information: 425-486-7811


Pancake Breakfast


Plan ahead 8-11:30 a.m. Aug. 6 and 20, Northshore Senior Center, 10201 E. Riverside Drive. Cost: $4-$5. Reservations: 425-487-2441


Carnation


Camlann Medieval Faire


Ongoing Recreated 14th century village fair, with jousting, minstrels, craftspeople, games and food, 11:30 a.m.-6 p.m. Saturdays-Sundays through Aug. 28, Camlann Medieval Village, 10320 Kelley Road. Information: www.camlann.org


Kings, Castles and Cockroaches!


Sat Sir Sound-a-Lot uses props and music to tell stories from the Middle Ages, 2 p.m. July 30, Carnation Library, 4804 Tolt Ave. Information: 425-333-4398


Veggie Harvest for Food Banks


Sat Help pick vegetables for Hopelink food banks, 9 a.m.-1 p.m. July 30, SnoValley Tilth Farms, 31957 E. Commercial St. Registration:206-783-3088 or www.hope-link.org/takeaction/events


Carnation Farmer’s Market


Ongoing Fresh produce and products from Snoqualmie Valley farms, 3-7 p.m. Tuesdays through Sept. 27, Tolt Avenue and West Bird Street. Information: 425-333-6050 or www.carnationfarmersmarket.org


Farm Work Party


Plan Ahead Help pick lettuce, beans and carrots for Hopelink food banks, 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Aug. 2-3, Full Circle Organic Farm, 31904 N.E. Eighth St. Registration: 206-783-3088 or www.hope-link.org/takeaction/events


Ballads and Stories


Plan Ahead Lady Catherine shares a merry mix of medieval music and tales, 6:30 p.m. Aug. 4, Carnation Library, 4804 Tolt Ave. Information: 425-333-4398


Medieval Life and Times


Plan Ahead Experience life in the Middle Ages and learn popular games of the time, 2 p.m. Aug. 6, Carnation Library, 4804 Tolt Ave. Information: 425-333-4398


Swil Kanim


Plan Ahead Storytelling interwoven with violin, poetry and audience participation, 8-10 p.m. Aug. 6, Miller’s Community & Arts Center, 4597 Tolt Ave. Information: 425-333-5007 or www.millersarts.com


Duvall


SummerStage 2005


Ongoing 5:30-7 p.m. children’s art activities, 6:30-8 p.m. concerts, Wednesdays through Aug. 31, McCormick Park, Northeast Stephens Street and Main Street. Rain site: Cherry Valley Elementary School multi-purpose room, 27601 N.E. Cherry Valley Rd. July 27: Wicked Tinkers, bagpipes and didgeridoos. Aug. 3: Mimi Fox & Greta Matassa, jazz duo. Information: 425-788-2983 or www.cityofduvall.com/dac


Fall City


Taming of the Shrew


Starts Sat Shakespeare’s tale of the battle of the sexes performed in an outdoor forest setting, 8 p.m. Saturdays, 3 p.m. Saturdays and Sundays, July 30-Sept. 4, Snoqualmie Falls Forest Theater, 36800 S.E. David Powell Rd. Tickets: $6-$16. Information: 425-222-7044 or www.foresttheater.org


A Royal Rumpus


Plan Ahead A slapstick look at royalty, 6:30 p.m. Aug. 8, Fall City Library, 33415 S.E. 42nd Place. Information: 425-222-5951 or www.kcls.org/fc/programs.cfm


Issaquah


Ruthless!


Ends Sun Kidstage Summer Rep presents a musical spoof about a ruthless 8-year-old determined to win the lead role in her school musical, 7:30 p.m. Wednesdays-Saturdays, 2 p.m. Sundays, through July 31, and 11:59 p.m. July 29, Village Theatre First Stage, 120 Front St. N. Tickets: $9-$11. Reservations: 425-392-2202


Search for Internal Order


Ends Sun Abstract pastel and mixed media works by Colette Taber, through July 31, Revolution Gallery, 317 N.W. Gilman Blvd., #26. Gallery hours: 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Wednesday and Saturday; 10 a.m.-7 p.m. Thursday; 10 a.m.-8 p.m. Friday; 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Sunday. Information: 425-392-4982 or www.revolutiongallery.com


Painless Pest Prevention


Thur Learn how to identify good bugs and bad bugs, decipher pesticide labels and use less-toxic pest control methods, 6:30-8 p.m. July 28, Pickering Barn Classroom, 1730 10th Ave. N.W. Registration: 425-837-3442


Kings, Castles and Cockroaches!


Thur Sir Sound-a-Lot uses props and music to tell stories from the Middle Ages, 7 p.m. July 28, Issaquah Library, 10 W. Sunset Way. Free tickets available at 6:30 p.m. Information: 425-392-5430


Shakespeare on the Green


Fri-Sat Wooden O Theatre presents “Twelfth Night,” 7 p.m. July 29-30, Issaquah Community Center, 301 Rainier Blvd. S. Information: 206-931-3516 or www.woodeno.org


Issaquah Public Market


Ongoing 9 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturdays through Oct. 15, Pickering Barn, 1730 10th Ave. N.W. July 30: Kid’s Day, youths may sell their handmade items. Information: 425-837-3311


Concerts on the Green


Ongoing Picnicking at 6 p.m., music 7-8:30 p.m., Tuesdays through Aug. 30, Issaquah Community Center, 301 Rainier Blvd S. Food available; no pets. July 26: The Fabulous Wailers, classic rock. Aug. 2: Tracy Alan Moore, Elvis classics. Information: 425-837-3300 or www.ci.issaquah.wa.us/page.asp?navid=736


Wastemobile


Plan Ahead Accepts 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. Friday-Sunday, Aug. 5-7, Issaquah High School, 700 Second Ave. S.E. Information: 206-296-4692 or www.govlink.org/hazwaste/news/events.cfm


Kenmore


Concert in the Castle


Wed Nancy Stewart in a royal celebration, with jesters, jewels and dragons, 10:30 a.m. July 27, Kenmore Library, 18138 73rd Ave. N.E. Information: 425-486-8747


World Music in the Park


Ongoing 6:30-8 p.m. Thursdays through Aug. 25, Saint Edward State Park, 14445 Juanita Drive N.E. Food available. July 28: Fiamma Fumana, Italian techno-folk. Aug. 4: Janiva Magness, blues. Information: 425-602-3107 or www.ci.kenmore.wa.us


Daytime Book Discussion Group


Mon “Three Junes” by Julie Glass, 1 p.m. Aug. 1, Kenmore Library, 18138 73rd Ave. N.E. Information: 425-486-8747 or www.kcls.org/kenm/programs.cfm


Kirkland


Wednesday Night Live!


Ongoing The theater lobby becomes a cabaret, with live entertainment; 21 and older only, 8-10:30 p.m. most Wednesdays through August, Kirkland Performing Arts Center, 350 Kirkland Ave. Wine and beer available. July 27: Wine tasting; $5. Aug. 3: Black Velvet; $3. Information: 425-893-9900


Kirkland Wednesday Market


Ongoing 11:30 a.m.-6:30 p.m. Wednesdays through Oct. 12, with extended hours and live music until 10 p.m. the third Wednesday of the month, Park Lane East between Third and Main streets. Free parking available in the Kirkland Library parking garage, 308 Kirkland Ave. Information: 425-893-8766 or www.kirklanddowntown.org


Children & Families Concert Series


Ongoing Family-friendly outdoor performances, 10 a.m. Wednesdays through Aug. 17, Marina Park, 25 Lake Shore Plaza. July 27: Valentines Performing Pigs. Aug. 3: Tia! and Tia’s Quacker Tunes. Information: 425-587-3350 or www.ci.kirkland.wa.us


Summer Performing Arts Series


Ongoing Outdoor concerts in the park, 7 p.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays through Aug. 18, Marina Park, 25 Lake Shore Plaza. Parking at the Kirkland Library, 308 Kirkland Ave. July 28: Geoffrey Castle Band, world rock. Aug. 2: Side Project, pop/rock. Aug. 4: HB Radke and the Jet City Swingers, swing sing-a-long. Information: 425-587-3350 or www.ci.kirkland.wa.us


Tim Dooley: Mixed-Product


Ongoing An exhibit of print images assembled into sculpture, through Aug. 6, Kirkland Arts Center, 620 Market St. Gallery hours: 11 a.m.-6 p.m. Mondays-Fridays; 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturdays. Information: 425-822-7161 or www.kirklandartscenter.org


Beauty and the Beast


Fri-Sun Studio East Summer Teen Musicals presents Disney’s modern Broadway classic, 7 p.m. Friday-Sunday; 2 p.m. Saturday-Sunday, July 29-31, Kirkland Performance Center, 350 Kirkland Ave. Tickets: $13. Reservations: 425-893-9900 or www.kpcenter.org


Book Bunch at Lunch


Tues Read any book by the author of the week and discuss it over a brown bag lunch; ages 8-12, noon Tuesdays, Aug. 2-23, Kingsgate Library, 12315 N.E. 143rd St. Aug. 2: Lemony Snicket. Aug. 9: Peg Kehret. Aug. 16: Gary Paulsen. Aug. 23: Bruce Coville. Information: 425-821-7686 or ww.kcls.org/kings/programs.cfm“>www.kcls.org/kings/programs.cfm


Mother-Daughter Book Club


Tues “The Secret Voice of Gina Zhang,” by Dori Jones Yang, 7 p.m. Aug. 2, for daughters ages 10-12; and “Squashed,” by Joan Bauer, 7 p.m. Aug. 16, for daughters ages 12-15, Kingsgate Library, 12315 N.E. 143rd St. Information: 425-821-7686 or ww.kcls.org/kings/programs.cfm


Terpsichorean Swing Jam


Plan Ahead Improvisational Lindy Hop, jitterbug and tap dance accompany performances by well-known jazz and swing musicians, 8 p.m. Aug. 4-7, Kirkland Performance Center, 350 Kirkland Ave. Tickets: $22.50-$25. Reservations: 425-839-9900


Book Group


Plan Ahead “The Piano Tuner” by Daniel Mason, 7-8:30 p.m. Aug. 8, Kirkland Library, 308 Kirkland Ave. Information: 425-822-2459


Mercer Island


Shakespeare in the Park


Thur-Sat Wooden O Theatre presents “Macbeth,” 7 p.m. through July 30, Luther Burbank Park, 2040 84th Ave. S.E. Information: 206-236-3545


Mostly Music in the Park


Ongoing 7 p.m. Thursdays and Sundays through Aug. 11, Mercerdale Park, Southeast 32nd Street and 77th Avenue Southeast. July 28: Lois LaFond & the Rockadiles, children’s world music. July 31: Jude Bowerman, funky rock. Aug. 4: Clinton Fearon & the Boogie Brown Band, reggae. Information: 425-236-3545


Kings, Castles and Cockroaches!


Wed Sir Sound-a-Lot uses props and music to tell stories from the Middle Ages, 1:30 p.m. July 27, Mercer Island Library, 4400 88th Ave. S.E. Information: 206-236-3537


Newcastle


Concerts in the Park


Ongoing 6:30-8 p.m. Wednesdays through Aug. 24, Lake Boren Park, 10310 S.E. 84th Way. July 27: Blues Orbiters, blues. Aug. 3: Radio Flyers, rock ‘n’ roll. Information: 425-649-4444 or www.ci.newcastle.wa.us


Movies in the Park


Plan Ahead Movies start at dusk, Fridays, Aug. 5-19, Lake Boren Park, 10310 S.E. 84th Way. Aug. 5: “Shrek 2.” Aug. 12: “E.T.” Aug. 19: “Shark Tale.” Information: 425-649-4444 or www.ci.newcastle.wa.us


North Bend


North Bend Farmer’s Market


Ongoing 3-7 p.m. Thursdays through Aug 25, and 9 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturdays through Oct. 1, Mount Si Senior Center, 411 Main Ave. S. Information: 425-888-3434


First Tuesdays Book Group


Tues “Atlantis Found,” by Clive Cussler, 7 p.m. Aug. 2, North Bend Library, 115 E. Fourth St. Information: 425-888-0554 or www.kcls.org/nbend/programs.cfm


Redmond


Summer Concert Series


Ongoing 4 p.m. Artwalk and children’s activities, 6:30 p.m. music, Wednesdays through Aug. 24, Redmond Town Center, 16495 N.E. 74th St. July 27: The Nowhere Men, Beatles music. Aug. 3: The Two Scoops Combo, boogie woogie swing. Information: 425-867-0808 or www.redmondtowncenter.com


4 Alarm Concert Series


Ongoing All-ages concerts by local performers, 6:30 p.m. Wednesdays through Aug. 24, Old Fire House Teen Center, 16510 N.E. 79th St. July 27: Pineapples and Lucas Bischofberger. Aug. 3: Greg Flores and Robin Cutler. Aug. 10: Your Heart Breaks and Sneaky Pines. Information: 425-556-2370 or www.theoldfirehouse.org


South 47 Farm


Ongoing Organic U-pick and fresh produce, 10 a.m.-5:30 p.m. Thursdays-Saturdays through Oct. 31, South 47 Farm, 15410 N.E. 124th St. Information: 425-869-9777 or www.south47farm.com


Picnic in the Park Concert Series


Ongoing Family friendly outdoor concert venue, with picnicking and food vendors, 7 p.m. rain or shine, doors open at 5:30 p.m., Marymoor Park Amphitheater, 6046 W. Lake Sammamish Parkway. Tickets: $20-$29.50; children under 12 free general admission. July 28: Jesse Cook. Aug. 13: Natalie McMaster. Aug. 19: Delbert McClinton. Reservations: 206-628-0888 or www.ticketmaster.com


“The Nerd”


Ends Sat SecondStory Repertory presents Larry Shue’s comedy about an architect whose efforts to get ahead are sabotaged by a long-lost Army buddy, 8:15 p.m. July 29-30, SecondStory Repertory, 16587 N.E. 74th St. Tickets: $18-$24. Reservations: 425-881-6777 or www.secondstoryrep.org


Old Fire House Concert


Fri Live music, 8 p.m., Old Fire House Teen Center, 16510 N.E. 79th St. Cost: $6. July 29: Damien Jurado, Palisades and Sound Stories. Information: 425-556-2389 or www.theoldfirehouse.org


Twisted Tales


Sat Members of Seattle Knights bring fairytale characters to life and provide opportunities to try on medieval armor and weapons, 2 p.m. July 30, Redmond Regional Library, 15990 N.E. 85th St. Free tickets available at 1:30 p.m. Information: 425-885-1861 or www.kcls.org/red/redprog.cfm


Redmond Saturday Market


Ongoing 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturdays through Oct. 29, 7730 Leary Way. Aug. 6: Redmond Historical Society display. Aug. 20: Kid’s Day, youths may register to sell their handcrafted items. Aug. 27: Music by the Djangomatics. Information: 425-556-0636 or www.redmondsaturdaymarket.homestead.com


Arts in the Parks


Ongoing 7 p.m. Sundays through Aug. 14, Anderson Park, 7802 168th Ave. N.E. Rain site: Old Redmond Schoolhouse Community Center, 16600 N.E. 80th St. July 31: Wooden O Theatre, “Macbeth.” Aug. 7: Ancient Sounds of Washington, ancient and modern woodwinds. Information: 425-556-2392 or www.redmond.gov


Summer Festival


Plan Ahead Seattle Chamber Music Society performs a variety of classical music, 7 p.m. recitals and 8 p.m. concerts, Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays, Aug. 3-12, The Overlake School, 20301 N.E. 108th St. Tickets: $16-$150 concert hall admission; outdoor lawn seating free (bring blankets or chairs). Reservations: 206-283-8808 or www.seattlechambermusic.org


Evening Book Discussion


Plan Ahead “Under the Banner of Heaven,” by Jon Krakauer, 7:30 p.m. Aug. 4, Redmond Regional Library, 15990 N.E. 85th St. Information: 425-885-1861 or www.kcls.org/red/redprog.cfm


Putt’n on the Ritz Benefit


Plan Ahead Family afternoon of miniature golf, chipping and putting, silent auction, food and prizes; benefits Elder and Adult Day Services, 1-6 p.m. Aug. 7, Willows Run Golf Course, 10442 Willows Road. Cost: $15-$25. Reservations: 425-736-9113


Chamber Music Family Concert


Plan Ahead The Finisterra Piano Trio perform a family-friendly classical concert, 7 p.m. Aug. 9, with free hotdogs and lemonade starting at 6 p.m., The Overlake School, 20301 N.E. 108th St. Tickets: $8. Reservations: 206-283-8808 or www.seattlechambermusic.org


Alison Krauss & Union Station


Plan Ahead Country and bluegrass concert, with guest performance by Jerry Douglas, 8 p.m. Aug. 10, Marymoor Park Amphitheater, 6046 W. Lake Sammamish Parkway N.E. Tickets: $36-$57. Reservations: 206-628-0888 or www.ticketmaster.com


Renton


Kidd Valley Family Concert Series


Ongoing 7 p.m. Wednesdays through Aug. 17, Gene Coulon Memorial Beach Park, 1201 Lake Washington Blvd. N. July 27: Craicmore, Celtic music. Aug. 3: The Islanders, reggae. Information: 425-430-6700 or www.ci.renton.wa.us/attract/events.htm


Books and Beasts of the Middle Ages


Thur Learn about mythical beasts and how to paint them; ages 8 and older, 11 a.m. July 28, Fairwood Library, 17009 140th Ave. S.E. Registration: 425-223-0522


“Grease”


Ends Sun 20th annual summer teen musical, 8 p.m. July 29-30, 2 p.m. July 31, Carco Theatre, 1717 Maple Valley Highway. Tickets: $10-$12. Reservations: 425-430-6751


Cinema on the Piazza


Ongoing Live music, best “urban campsite” contest and food, 7 p.m., with an outdoor movie at dusk; Saturdays through Aug. 27, Piazza Park, South Third Street and Burnett Avenue South. Blankets and low-backed chairs only. July 30: Lady A & Baby Blues Funk Band; “Bend It Like Beckham.” Aug. 6: Cheryl Serio, jazz vocals; “Ghostbusters.” Information: 425-226-4560 or www.ci.renton.wa.us/attract/movies.htm


Cedar River Wine Fest


Sat-Sun More than 20 Washington wineries and six microbreweries, roasted pig BBQ, food booths and live music, noon-6 p.m. July 30, noon-5 p.m. July 31, in the parking lot of the Giant’s Causeway Irish Pub, 201 Williams Ave. S. Cost: $15-$20. Information: 425-687-7989 or www.cedarriverwinefest.com


Farmers Market at the Piazza


Ongoing Master Gardeners booth, cooking demonstrations, music and children’s activities, 3-7 p.m. Tuesdays through Sept. 20, Piazza Park, South Third Street and Burnett Avenue South. Information: 425-226-4560 or www.renton-chamber.com/farmersmarket.asp


Best Books for Teens


Plan Ahead Teens discuss the best books for 2005 and vote on “Hot Picks of the Month,” refreshments; for ages 12-18, 7 p.m. Aug. 4, and pizza finale 6 p.m. Aug. 18, Fairwood Library, 17009 140th Ave. S.E. Information: 425-226-0522


Sammamish


“Jack and the Varmints”


Wed Oregon Shadow Theatre gives a shadow puppet performance of this Appalachian fairy tale, 2 p.m. July 27, Sammamish Library, 825 228th Ave. N.E. Free tickets available at 1 p.m. Information: 425-836-8793


Summer Nights in the Park


Ongoing Picnicking at 5 p.m., concert 6:30-8 p.m., Thursdays through Aug. 25, Pine Lake Park, 2615 228th Ave. S.E. Food available. Parking at Discovery Elementary, 2300 228th Ave. S.E. July 28: Alex Duncan, reggae. Aug. 4: Deluxe Reverbs, classic rock. Information: 425-898-0660 or www.ci.sammamish.wa.us


“The Reluctant Dragon”


Plan Ahead A puppet show about a peaceful dragon, followed by puppet-making, 2 p.m. Aug. 4, Sammamish Library, 825 228th Ave. N.E. Free tickets available at 1 p.m. Information: 425-836-8793


Woodinville


2005 Seattle Street of Dreams


Ongoing Tour of seven Nolan Woods homes featuring the latest in architecture, interior design, landscaping and technology; workshops, demonstrations and food, 10 a.m.-9 p.m. daily through Aug. 14. Parking at Woodinville High School, 19819 136th Ave. N.E. Tickets: $14.50-$17.50. Information: 206-654-4663 or www.seattlestreetofdreams.com


Lunchtime Summer Concert Series


Ongoing Music from around the world, noon-1:15 p.m. Thursdays through Aug. 11, DeYoung Park, 13680 N.E. 175th St. Rain site: Woodinville Community Center, 17401 133rd Ave. N.E. July 28: Craicmore, Celtic music and stories. Aug. 4: Amauta, Latin music. Information: 425-984-2346 or www.ci.woodinville.wa.us


Maypole Fun


Wed Learn the medieval dance of the Maypole, 10:30 a.m. July 27, Woodinville Library, 17105 Avondale Road N.E. Free tickets available at 10 a.m. Information: 425-788-0733


Poetry Reading and Open Mike


Thur PoetsWest featured readers Barbara Bowen, Jane Alynn Bullis, Ed Mast and Griffith Williams, followed by open-mike readings, 7 p.m. July 27, Barnes & Noble Booksellers, 18025 Garden Way N.E. Information: 206-682-1268 or www.poetswest.com


Music in the Park


Ongoing 7 p.m. Thursdays through Aug. 4, Cottage Lake Park, Northeast Woodinville-Duvall Road and 188th Avenue Northeast. Parking available across the street. July 28: Reilly & Maloney, folk duo. Aug. 4: Ain’t No Heaven Seven, jazz. Information: 425-788-5841


Woodinville Farmers Market


Ongoing 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturdays through Oct. 15, Woodinville Community Center, 17401 133rd Ave. N.E. Information: 206-546-7960 or www.woodinvillefarmersmarket.com


Kingsgate/Woodinville Libraries Book Discussion Group


Sat “A Tree Grows in Brooklyn,” by Betty Smith, 10 a.m.-noon July 30, Woodinville Library, 17105 Avondale Rd. N.E. Aug. 27: “The Mapmaker’s Wife: A True Tale of Love, Murder and Survival in the Amazon” by Robert Whitaker, Kingsgate Library. Information: 425-788-0733 or ww.kcls.org/kings/programs.cfm“>www.kcls.org/kings/programs.cfm


Take a Medieval Spin


Plan Ahead Learn the basics of hand-spinning yarn with drop spindles and make a yarn bookmark or bracelet; ages 6 and older, 10:30 a.m. Aug. 3, Woodinville Library, 17105 Avondale Road N.E. Free tickets available at 10 a.m. Information: 425-788-0733


Illuminated


Plan Ahead Learn about illuminated manuscripts from the Middle Ages and how to make your own; ages 6 and older, 10:30 a.m. Aug. 10, Woodinville Library, 17105 Avondale Road N.E. Information: 425-788-0733


Compiled by Nyssa Rogers.


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