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

CSI @ the Library

Wed Officers from the Bellevue Police Department explain how they solve crimes and demonstrate some crime-solving techniques; for ages 12-18, 4-5:30 p.m. Oct. 12, Bellevue Regional Library, 1111 110th Ave. N.E. (425-450-1765)

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Bellevue Farmers Market

Ends Thur Final market day of the season, 3-7 p.m. Oct. 13, First Presbyterian Church of Bellevue, 1717 Bellevue Way N.E. (425-454-8474 or www.bellevuefarmersmarket.org)

Fall Craft Show

Thur-Sat Handcrafted folk art, gifts, home furnishings, clothing and accessories by Northwest artists and craftspeople, 10 a.m.-8 p.m. Thursday and Friday; 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 13-15, Vasa Park, 3549 W. Lake Sammamish Parkway S.E. (425-888-1798 or www.country-craft.com)

Singer-Songwriter Showcase

Ongoing Live music, 6:30-8 p.m. second and fourth Thursdays, Crossroads Bellevue, 15600 N.E. Eighth St. Oct. 13: Chad Hinman. Oct. 27: Carolyn Cruso. (425-644-1111 or www.crossroadsbellevue.com)

“Carmen”

Fri-Sun Lyric Opera Northwest presents Bizet’s tale of passion, obsession and murder, 8 p.m. Oct. 14-15; 2 p.m. Oct. 16, Theatre at Meydenbauer Center, 11100 N.E. Sixth St. Tickets: $30-$34. (206-325-6500 or www.ticketwindowonline.com)

Late Night Music at Crossroads

Fri-Sat Live music, 7:30-10 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays, Crossroads Bellevue, 15600 N.E. Eighth St. Oct. 14: Miles & Karina play upbeat folk and jazz. Oct. 15: Blues by Alice Stuart & The Formerlys. Oct. 21: Northwest blues band Little Bill & The Blue Notes. Oct. 22: Unplugged acoustic blues with Paul Green & Straight Shot. (425-644-1111 or www.crossroadsbellevue.com)

Romance/Mystery Writers Book Signing

Sat Authors Lisa Jackson, Nancy Bush and Carly Alexander, 2 p.m. Oct. 15, Barnes & Noble, 626 106th Ave. N.E. (425-451-8463)

Easy Bonsai for the House

Sat King County Master Gardener workshop, 10:30 a.m.-noon Oct. 15, Lake Hills Greenbelt Urban Demonstration Garden, 156th Avenue Southeast and Southeast 16th Street. (425-452-7225 or www.cityofbellevue.org/events.asp)

“Tales of Peter Rabbit”

Starts Sat Thistle Theatre presents a puppet show adaptation of Beatrix Potter’s beloved stories, 2 p.m. and 4 p.m. Saturdays-Sundays, Oct. 15-23, Factoria Mall, 4089 Factoria Blvd. S.E. Tickets: $7-$9. (206-524-3388 or www.thistletheatre.org)

Brian Jacques Appearance

Sun The Redwall author will discuss and sign his newest books, “High Rhulain” and “The Redwall Cookbook,” 2 p.m. Oct. 16, Barnes & Noble Booksellers, 626 106th Ave. N.E. (425-451-8463)

Ladies Musical Club Concert

Sun Local cellist Fran Walton, pianist Lisa Lanza and soprano Jill Carlsen perform classical works, 3 p.m. Oct. 16, Bellevue First United Methodist Church, 1934 108th Ave. N.E. (206-622-6882 or www.lmcseattle.org)

Poetry Reading and Open Mike

Sun PoetsWest featured readers Connie Hutchison, Jared Leising and Pieter Zilinsky , followed by open mike readings, 4:30-6 p.m. Oct. 16, Factoria Mall, 4055 Factoria Blvd. S.E. (206-354-3233 or www.poetswest.com/venues.htm)

Great Books Discussion Group

Plan ahead 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)

Anime and Manga Appreciation Club

Plan Ahead Drawing techniques, character and story discussions; for ages 12-18, 3:30-5:30 p.m. Oct. 19, Lake Hills Library, 15228 Lake Hills Blvd. (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. (425-644-1111 or www.victorymusic.org)

Unfinished Business

Plan Ahead Violin soloist Timothy Fain joins the Bellevue Philharmonic Orchestra for the opening concert of the season, with works by Schubert, Weber and Tchaikovsky; 7:30 p.m. Saturday, 2 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 22-23, Theatre at Meydenbauer Center, 11100 N.E. Sixth St. Tickets: $12.25-$34. (206-325-6500 or www.ticketwindowonline.com)

Wreaths

Plan Ahead King County Master Gardener workshop, 10:30 a.m.-noon Oct. 22, Lake Hills Greenbelt Urban Demonstration Garden, 156th Avenue Southeast and Southeast 16th Street. (425-452-7225)

Carl the Dog Appearance

Plan Ahead Author Alexandra Day will read and sign her newest book, and her rottweiler Carl will pose for photos, 10:33 a.m. Oct. 22, Barnes & Noble, 626 106th Ave. N.E. (425-451-8463)

Birding the Hotspots

Plan Ahead Field trip to this month’s best birding location in King County, hosted by East Lake Washington Audubon Society, 9 a.m.-noon Oct. 24. Meet before 9 a.m. at the north end of the Newport Hills Park & Ride, Lake Washington Boulevard Southeast and 113th Place Southeast. Cost: $2. (425-746-6351 or www.elwas.org/events)

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. Oct. 26, Lake Hills Library, 15228 Lake Hills Blvd. (425-747-3350 or www.kcls.org/lh/programs.cfm)

Bothell

SCORE Business Counseling

Wed Volunteers from the Service Corps of Retired Executives offer advice to current and future small business owners, by appointment 1-9 p.m. Oct. 12, Bothell Regional Library, 18215 98th Ave. N.E. (register: 425-486-7811)

Ballroom Dance

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

October Holiday Harvest Craft & Antique Show

Ends Sat Handcrafted items, gourmet food samples and refreshments; non-perishable donations to Northwest Harvest accepted; 10 a.m.-8 p.m. Tuesday-Friday, 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 11-15, IUOE Local 302 Union Hall, 18701 120th Ave N.E. (425-486-3497 or www.starvinghousewives.com)

Pancake Breakfast

Sat 8-11:30 a.m. Oct. 15, Northshore Senior Center, 10201 E. Riverside Drive. Cost: $4-$5. (425-487-2441)

Vittles & VCR

Plan Ahead Home-cooked meal followed by the movie “Just Married,” 6 p.m. Oct. 20, Northshore Senior Center, 10201 E. Riverside Drive. Cost: $4-$6 for dinner; movie free. Nov. 17: “The Pacifier.” (register by Oct. 18: 425-487-2441)

Book Review Group

Plan Ahead “Gardens in the Dunes,” by Leslie Marmon Silko, 10-11:30 a.m. Oct. 21, Northshore Senior Center, 10201 E. Riverside Drive. Nov. 18: “The Stuff of Love,” by Dianna Crawford. (425-487-2441)

Carnation

“The Library: A Physiological Study”

Plan Ahead Humorous and historically accurate tales based on data gathered on the interactions of people and books at the library; a King County Performance Network event, 7 p.m. Oct. 20, Carnation Library, 4804 Tolt Ave. (425-333-4398 or www.4culture.org)

Duvall

Poetry Reading and Open Mike

Plan Ahead Suzanne Paola reads from her work followed by open mike readings, 6 p.m. sign-up; 7 p.m. reading, Oct. 24, P&G Speakeasy Café, 15614 Main St. (425-844-2766 or www.poetswest.com/venues.htm)

Fall City

“The Library: A Physiological Study”

Wed Humorous and historically accurate tales based on data gathered on the interactions of people and books at the library; a King County Performance Network event, 7 p.m. Oct. 12, Fall City Library, 33415 S.E. 42nd Place. (425-222-5951 or www.4culture.org)

Issaquah

“Once on This Island”

Ongoing Village Theatre presents musical tale of divine interference in a love affair between a peasant and an aristocrat, through Oct. 23, 8 p.m. Wednesdays-Saturdays; 2 p.m. Saturdays-Sundays; 7 p.m. Sundays (except Oct. 23); 8 p.m. Oct. 18, Francis Gaudette Theatre, 303 Front St. N. Tickets: $24-$48. (425-932-2202 or www.ticketmaster.com)

Zoo Volunteers

Ongoing Cougar Mountain Zoo has volunteer opportunities as education docents and keepers aides for adults 18 and older interested in wildlife education and conservation. (425-392-6278 or www.cougarmountainzoo.org)

Best Friends: Images of Animals and Their People

Ends Sat Traveling exhibit of historical images from the Progressive Era (1880s-1920s), plus photos from the Issaquah Historical Society’s collection, through Oct. 15, Gilman Town Hall Museum, 165 S.E. Andrews St. Gallery hours: 11 a.m.-3 p.m. Thursdays-Saturdays. (425-392-3500).

Issaquah Public Market

Ends Sat Pumpkin celebration and final market day of the season, 9 a.m.-2 p.m. Oct. 15, Pickering Barn, 1730 10th Ave. N.W. (425-837-3311)

Library Book Club

Plan Ahead “Devil in the White City,” by Erik Larson, 7 p.m. Oct. 19, Issaquah Library, 10 W. Sunset Way. (425-392-5430 or www.kcls.org/iss/event.cfm)

Discovered (& Undiscovered) Potters’ Sale

Plan Ahead Functional and decorative art by 85 Northwest potters ranging from newcomers to full-time professionals, 9 a.m.-9 p.m. Thursday and Friday; 9 a.m.-7 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 20-22, Pickering Barn, 1730 10th Ave. N.W. (425-868-3989 or www.undiscoveredpotters.com)

Strategy Games Club

Plan Ahead For students in grades 6-12; refreshments, 2:30-4:30 p.m. Oct. 28, Issaquah Library, 10 W. Sunset Way. (425-392-5430 or www.kcls.org/iss/event.cfm)

Kenmore

Writer’s Workshop

Ongoing Encouragement, positive critique and inspiration led by Frances Dayee, 1-3 p.m. Thursdays, through Oct. 27, 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

100 Years of Kirkland History

Wed Historical exhibit tracing the city’s development from pre-incorporation days to the present through photos and maps, 5-9 p.m. Oct. 12, Kirkland Senior Center, 352 Kirkland Ave. (425-587-3003 or www.kirkland100.com/events.htm)

100th Birthday Party

Wed Performances and commemorations in honor of Kirkland’s centennial, with clowns, balloons, magicians and music, 6:30-7:15 Oct. 12, at the Kirkland Performance Center, 350 Kirkland Ave., followed by music, fireworks (weather permitting) and cake, 7:30-8 p.m. outside at Peter Kirk Park, Third Street and Central Way. (425-587-3003 or www.kirkland100.com/events.htm)

Teen 100th Birthday Concert

Wed Free all-ages Centennial concert featuring Jade Ran Away and Menehune, 6-9 p.m. Oct. 12, Kirkland Teen Union Building, 348 Kirkland Ave. (425-822-3088 or www.ktub.org)

Kirkland Wednesday Market

Ends Wed Centennial events mark the final market day of the season; birthday cupcakes will be served, 11:30 a.m.-6:30 p.m. Oct. 12, with a tree planting and speech by the mayor at noon, Park Lane East between Third and Main streets. Free parking available in the Kirkland Library parking garage, 308 Kirkland Ave. (425-893-8766 or www.kirklanddowntown.org)

“There Goes the Neighborhood”

Thur A portable living room inhabited by performers inviting passers-by to join them in front of the TV; a King County Performance Network event, 5-9 p.m. Oct. 13, city parking lot at Lake Street and Park Lane. (425-487-3009 or www.4culture.org)

Artists for Animals

Thur Artists’ reception, with refreshments for people and pooches; benefits Katrina animal relief efforts, 6-9:30 p.m. Oct. 13, Dooley’s Dog House, 120 Central Way. (425-822-7075)

Poetry at ParkPlace Books

Thur An evening of open mike poetry with published poets and novices, 7 p.m. Oct. 13, Parkplace Books, 348 Parkplace Center. (425-828-6546)

Kirkland Art Walk

Thur 18 downtown Kirkland galleries within walking distance of each other have extended hours, with artists’ receptions at some galleries, 6-9 p.m. Oct. 13. Maps available at the galleries. (425-889-8212)

“Much Ado About Nothing”

Starts Fri Studio East Youth Theatre presents Shakespeare’s comedy about love and relationships, 7:30 p.m. Fridays-Saturdays; 2:30 p.m. Saturdays-Sundays, Oct. 14-23, Studio East Theater, 402 Sixth St. S. Tickets: $9-$11. (425-827-3123 or www.studio-east.org)

Teen Concerts

Ongoing All-ages venue with local performers, 7 p.m., Kirkland Teen Union Building, 348 Kirkland Ave. Cost: $5. Oct. 14: Jerel, The Defenestrators, Men in Style and John Van Deucen. Oct. 15: Post Harbor, Glass Elevator and Kill Kill Orchestra. Oct. 21: Castles in the Sky, Jade Ran Away and Blue Skies Ahead. (425-822-3088 or www.ktub.org)

SCORE Business Counseling

Fri Volunteers from the Service Corps of Retired Executives offer advice to small business owners, by appointment 1-4 p.m. Oct. 14, Kirkland Library, 308 Kirkland Ave. (register: 425-822-2459)

Centennial Saturday

Sat Jazz Vocalist Nadine Shanti performs music from Duke Ellington to Stevie Wonder, 1 p.m. Oct. 15, Kirkland Library, 308 Kirkland Ave. (425-822-2459 or www.kcls.org/kirk/programs.cfm)

Live by George!

Sat George Shangrow hosts a chamber music concert featuring Northwest ensemble Pacific Brass Quintet, 8 p.m. Oct. 15, Kirkland Performance Center, 350 Kirkland Ave. Tickets: $11-$24. (425-893-9900 or www.kpcenter.org)

Harlem Gospel Choir

Sun Performance of spiritual music dedicated to the theme of bringing people and nations together and giving something back, 7:30 p.m. Oct. 16, Kirkland Performance Center, 350 Kirkland Ave. Tickets: $11-$29. (425-893-9900 or www.kpcenter.org)

PacNW Bookclub

Mon Features books by Pacific Northwest authors, including “Prairie Nocturne,” by Ivan Doig, 7 p.m. Oct. 17, ParkPlace Books, 348 Parkplace Center (425-828-6546)

Knit In

Tues Bring your yarn and needles; all levels welcome, 7 p.m. Oct. 18, Kirkland Library, 308 Kirkland Ave. (425-822-2459)

Brian Jacques Appearance

Plan Ahead Author of the Redwall fantasy series will discuss and sign his two newest additions, “High Rhulain” and “The Redwall Cookbook,” 6:30-8:30 p.m. Oct. 20, ParkPlace Books, 348 Parkplace Center. (425-828-6546)

“Romeo and Juliet”

Plan Ahead Seattle Shakespeare Company presents a contemporary, urban adaptation of the Bard’s tale of star-crossed lovers, 7:30 p.m. Thursday; 8 p.m. Friday-Saturday; 2 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 20-22, Kirkland Performance Center, 350 Kirkland Ave. Tickets: $11-$25. (425-893-9900 or www.kpcenter.org)

Socrates Café

Plan Ahead Monthly philosophical discussion group, 7 p.m. Oct. 21, Parkplace Books, 348 Parkplace Center. (425-828-6546)

French Conversation Club

Plan Ahead All ages and language skill levels welcome, 7-9 p.m. Oct. 24, Kirkland Library, 308 Kirkland Ave. (425-822-2459 or www.kcls.org/kirk/programs.cfm)

The Reading Circle Bookclub

Plan Ahead “The Shadow of the Wind” by Carlos Ruiz Zafon, 7 p.m. Oct. 25, Parkplace Books, 348 Parkplace Center. (425-828-6546)

Kingsgate/Woodinville Libraries Book Discussion Group

Plan Ahead “Leap of Faith: Memoirs of an Unexpected Life,” by Queen Noor, 10 a.m.-noon, Oct. 29, Kingsgate Library, 12315 N.E. 143rd St. Dec. 3: “Blindness,” by Jose Saramago at Woodinville. (425-821-7686 or www.kcls.org/kings/programs.cfm)

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)

Fall Used Book Sale

Fri-Sat Used books, CDs, DVDs and videos, supports Friends of the Mercer Island Library programs, 6:30-8:30 p.m. Friday members-only preview; 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday, with 4-5 p.m. $1 per bag close-out, Oct. 14-15, Mercer Island Library, 4400 88th Ave. S.E. Cost: $15 membership. (206-236-3537 or www.kcls.org/MI/programs.cfm)

All Island Garage Sale

Sat Community-wide round-up of treasures looking for a “second chance,” 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Oct. 15, North Mercer Gym, 8817 S.E. 40th St. (206-236-3543 or www.ci.mercer-island.wa.us)

Hurricane Relief Benefit

Sat Show of musical theater and opera performances, followed by a masked ball and New Orleans style refreshments; benefits Mercy Corps relief efforts, 7 p.m. Oct. 15, Mercer Island Congregational Church, 4545 Island Crest Way. Tickets: $15 suggested donation. (425-454-2615 or www.operarescue.com)

“The Library: A Physiological Study”

Sun Humorous and historically accurate tales based on data gathered on the interactions of people and books at the library; a King County Performance Network event, 2 p.m. Oct. 16, Mercer Island Library, 4400 88th Ave. S.E. (206-236-3537 or www.4culture.org)

North Bend

“The Odd Couple”

Ongoing Classic comedy featuring the casual Oscar Madison vs. the overly tidy Felix Ungar, 7:30 p.m. Fridays-Saturdays through Oct. 22, Unity Theater, 119 ½North Bend Way. Tickets: $7.50-$15. (425-831-5667 or www.unitytheater.org)

Redmond

Artist Lecture Series

Thur Jaq Chartier discusses the scientific methods she uses to create her works of art, 6:30-7:30 p.m. Oct. 13, Microsoft Campus, Building 33 Conference Center, 1 Microsoft Way. (425-706-0033 or 425-722-6591)

Corn Maze

Ongoing Maze cut in the shape of the classic American painting “American Gothic;” u-pick fruits and vegetables; 10 a.m.-5:30 p.m. Thursdays and Sundays, 10 a.m.-9 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays, through Oct. 30, 10 a.m.-9 p.m. Oct. 31, South 47 Farm, 15410 N.E. 124th St. Cost: $4.50-$5.50. (425-869-9777 or www.south47farm.com)

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)

Morning Book Group

Thur “Life of Pi,” by Yann Martel, 10 a.m. Oct. 13, Redmond Regional Library, 15990 N.E. 85th St. Nov. 10: “Four Spirits,” by Sena Jeter Naslund. (425-885-1861)

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. Oct. 14: Claymore. Oct. 21: Fatalis, Shades of Fire and The Robo Magic Corps. (425-556-2389 or www.theoldfirehouse.org)

“The Frog Prince”

Starts Fri Sprouts Children’s Theatre presents the musical tale of a spoiled princess who has trouble keeping promises until she meets a certain amphibian; 7 p.m. Fridays, 1 and 3 p.m. Saturdays and Sundays, Oct. 14-23, with a “Small Siblings Show” for children ages 3 and under, 1 p.m. Oct. 16 only, SecondStory Repertory, 16587 N.E. 74th St. Tickets: $8.50. (425-881-6777 or www.secondstoryrep.org)

Mommy & Me at the Farm

Fri Children 5 and under accompanied by an adult can learn about farm life, go on a hayride and pick something fresh from the fields, 10:30-11:30 a.m. Fridays through October; check in at the farmstand at 10:15 a.m., South 47 Farm, 14510 N.E. 124th St. Cost: $5 per child. Oct. 14: How to make bean soup. (425-869-9777 or www.south47farm.com)

“The Others”

Starts Fri SecondStory Repertory actors read tales for Halloween about creatures unknown and unknowable; part of the NightStories spoken word series for adults, 8:30 p.m. Oct. 14-15 and 21, SecondStory Repertory, 16587 N.E. 74th St. Tickets: $8. (425-881-6777 or www.secondstoryrep.org)

Redmond Saturday Market

Ongoing Fresh produce, flowers, plants, organic meats and eggs, arts and crafts and entertainment, 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturdays through Oct. 29, 7730 Leary Way. (425-556-0636 or www.redmondsaturdaymarket.homestead.com)

Sophisticated Swing Big Band

Plan Ahead Dancing to the music of the 1930s, ’40s and ’50s, 1-3:30 p.m. Oct. 21, Redmond Senior Center, 8703 160th Ave. N.E. Cost. $3. (425-556-2314)

SecondStory Repertory Gala

Plan Ahead Wine and hors d’oeuvres, live and silent auctions and a sneak preview of the season’s upcoming shows, including “Man of LaMancha,” 7-10 p.m. Oct. 22, Café 34, Microsoft Campus, 1 Microsoft Way. Tickets: $65. (reservations by Oct. 15: 425-881-6777)

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)

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)

Bites and Books for Teens

Thur Discuss the best books for 2005, hot picks of the month and enjoy refreshments; for youth ages 12-18, 7 p.m. Oct. 13, Fairwood Library, 17009 140th Ave. S.E. (425-226-0522 or www.kcls.org/fair/programs.cfm)

State Route 169 Open House

Thur The public is invited to review and comment on a draft proposal for transportation improvements to SR 169, 6-8 p.m. Oct. 13, Renton Community Center, 1715 Maple Valley Highway. (206-464-1288 or www.wsdot.wa.gov/projects/sr169/rdp)

Teen Overnighter at the Library

Fri-Sat Chaperoned slumber party, with food, games, stories and computers, until the wee hours; for ages 12-18, signed permission slip required, 7 p.m. Friday-9 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 14-15, Fairwood Library, 17009 140th Ave. S.E. (register: 425-226-0522)

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

Plan Ahead “Shadow Without a Name,” by Ignacio Padilla, 7:30 p.m. Oct. 18, Fairwood Library, 17009 140th Ave. S.E. (425-226-0522 or www.kcls.org/fair/programs.cfm)

Teen Advisory Council

Plan Ahead An opportunity for youths 12-18 to earn community-service hours and gain leadership experience, 7 p.m. Oct. 27, Fairwood Library, 17009 140th Ave. S.E. (425-226-0522)

Sammamish

Stories & Songs from Latin America

Wed Features folk costumes and musical instruments from around the world, presented in English and Spanish; for ages 4-11 and families, 2 p.m. Oct. 12, Sammamish Library, 825 228th Ave. N.E. (425-836-8793 or www.kcls.org/samm/programs.cfm)

Extreme Manga

Fri Advanced comic book drawing techniques workshop, including facial expressions and developing story elements, 3:30 p.m. Oct. 14, Sammamish Library, Sammamish Library, 825 228th Ave. N.E. (register: 425-836-8793)

Sammamish Book Discussion Group

Plan Ahead “Time Traveler’s Wife,” by Audrey Niffenegger, 7 p.m. Oct. 19, Sammamish Library, 825 228th Ave. N.E. Nov. 16: “My Sister’s Keeper,” by Jodi Picoult. (425-836-8793 or www.kcls.org/samm/programs.cfm)

Woodinville

The Pragmatic Politician

Thur A free “Civics Academy” workshop on the ins and outs of policy-making, with a panel of elected and appointed city officials, 6:30-8 p.m. Oct. 13, City Hall, 17301 133rd Ave. N.E. (425-877-2267 or www.ci.woodinville.wa.us)

Making a Manga Comic Book

Thur Learn how to tell a story in comic form; for ages 12-18, 7 p.m. Oct. 13, Woodinville Library, 17105 Avondale Road N.E. (425-788-0733)

Woodinville Farmers Market

Ends Sat Oktoberfest and final market day of the season, 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Oct. 15, Woodinville Community Center, 17401 133rd Ave. N.E. (206-546-7960 or www.woodinvillefarmersmarket.com)

Family Resource Fair

Sat Human- and community-service providers and faith-based organizations provide information on public health issues, domestic violence prevention and youth and family services, noon-3 p.m. Oct. 15, Woodinville Community Center, 17401 133rd Ave. N.E. (425-877-2267 or www.ci.woodinville.wa.us)

Extreme Manga

Plan Ahead Advanced comic book drawing techniques workshop, including facial expressions and developing story elements, 7 p.m. Oct. 20, Woodinville Library, 17105 Avondale Road N.E. (register: 425-788-0733)

Sammamish ReLeaf Work Party

Plan ahead Volunteers will remove non-native vegetation, mulch cleared areas and plant native species along the Sammamish River Trail; tools, gloves, water and snacks supplied, 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Oct. 22, park at the Northshore Athletic Fields, 14600 N.E. 145th St. (register: 425-877-2289)

Compiled by Nyssa Rogers

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