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


“The Highest Tide”


Thur Author Jim Lynch reads and discusses his debut novel set in the Puget Sound area, 7 p.m. Nov. 10, Bellevue Regional Library, 1111 110th Ave. N.E. Information: 425-450-1765 or www.kcls.org/brl/bellprog1.cfm.

Singer-Songwriter Showcase


Thur 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. Information: 425-644-1111 or www.crossroadsbellevue.com.

“An American Journey”

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

15th Annual Cultural Crossroads

Fri-Sun Ethnic entertainment, international bazaar and exhibits and children’s activities, including an interactive Lego display featuring different cultures and nationalities; 5-10 p.m. Friday, 10 a.m.-10 p.m. Saturday, 11 a.m.-6 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 11-13, Crossroads Bellevue, 15600 N.E. Eighth St. Information: 206-443-1410 or www.crossroadsbellevue.com.

“The Screwtape Letters”

Sun 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. Information: 425-985-8608 or www.theattictheatre.org.

a cappella joy Chorus

Mon The Bellevue chapter of Sweet Adelines invites women of all skill levels interested in singing women’s barbershop music to open rehearsals, 7 p.m. Mondays, Newport Hills Community Church, 5833 119th Ave. S.E. Information: 206-660-2908 or rlwclawson@hotmail.com.

Louis Comfort Tiffany: Artist for the Ages

Mon Slide show overview of Seattle Art Museum’s Louis Comfort Tiffany exhibit, 7 p.m. Nov. 14, Bellevue Regional Library, 1111 110th Ave. N.E. Information: 425-450-1765 or www.kcls.org/brl/bellprog1.cfm.

Anime and Manga Appreciation Club

Plan Ahead Preview anime series and help plan manga and anime events for the library; for ages 12-18, 3:30-5:30 p.m. Nov. 16, Lake Hills Library, 15228 Lake Hills Blvd. Information: 425-747-3350 or www.kcls.org/lh/programs.cfm.

Kiwanis Club of Bellevue Luncheon Meeting

Plan Ahead Congressional candidate Randy Gordon discusses the upcoming race, noon Nov. 17, Paragon Hotel, 818 112th Ave. N.E. Cost: $15.25 for lunch; non-members welcome. Information: 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. Information: 425-644-1111 or www.victorymusic.org.

P.F.L.A.G.

Plan Ahead A local high school Gay/Straight Alliance advisor speaks, 7 p.m. Nov. 17, First United Methodist Church, 1934 108th Ave N.E. Information: 425-483-6642 or www.bellevue-pflag.org.

Strategic Gaming Club

Plan Ahead Play and discuss role-playing games with other youths 12-19, 3-6: 45 p.m. Nov. 17, Lake Hills Library, 15228 Lake Hills Blvd. Information: 425-747-3350 or www.kcls.org/lh/programs.cfm.

What Are the Seven Jewels of Wisdom?

Plan Ahead A discussion hosted by the Northwest Theosophical Society, 7:30-8: 45 p.m. Nov. 17, Bellevue Regional Library, 1111 110th Ave. N.E. Information: 425-644-7725.

Late Night Music at Crossroads

Ongoing Live music, 7:30-10 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays, Crossroads Bellevue, 15600 N.E. Eighth St. Nov. 18: Folk troubadour Cliff Eberhardt. Nov. 19: Blues with Cooke ‘n’ Green. Information: 425-644-1111 or www.crossroadsbellevue.com.

Teen Advisory Board

Plan Ahead Volunteers ages 12-18 help plan teen-related events; community service hours available, 3:30 p.m. Nov. 23, Lake Hills Library, 15228 Lake Hills Blvd. Information: 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 small business owners, by appointment, 1-9 p.m. Nov. 9, Bothell Regional Library, 18215 98th Ave. N.E. Register: 425-486-7811.

Holiday Open House

Sat-Sun Live music, demonstrations, scavenger hunt, holiday-related activities and refreshments; 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Saturday, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 12-13, Country Village, 23732 Bothell-Everett Highway Information: 425-483-2250 or www.countryvillagebothell.com.

Vittles & VCR

Plan Ahead 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. Information: 425-487-2441.

Holiday Marketplace

Plan Ahead Crafts, collectibles, books, jewelry, plants and baked goods made and donated by local seniors; 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Friday, 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 18-19, Northshore Senior Center, 10201 E. Riverside Drive. Information: 425-487-2441 or www.northshoreseniorcenter.org.

Pancake Breakfast

Plan Ahead 8-11:30 a.m. Nov. 19, Northshore Senior Center, 10201 E. Riverside Drive. Cost: $4-$5. Information: 425-487-2441.

Thanksgiving Dinner

Plan Ahead Traditional turkey dinner, 2 p.m. Nov. 24, Northshore Senior Center, 10201 E. Riverside Drive. Reservations by Nov. 18: 425-487-2441.

Carnation Sixth Annual Dinner and Pie Auction

Sat Four-course dinner and live pie auction to raise funds for kitchen equipment, 4 p.m., 5:30 p.m. and 7 p.m. dinner seatings, Nov. 12, Sno-Valley Senior Center, 4610 Stephens Ave. Cost: $13. Reservations: 425-333-4152.

Sno-Valley Tilth Meeting

Mon Potluck dinner, with discussion about current and future projects, including expanded Carnation Farmers Market; bring a dish to share; 6 p.m. dinner, 7 p.m. meeting, Nov. 14, Carnation Tree Farm’s Historic Barn, 31523 N.E. 40th St. Information: 360-794-6081 or www.snovalleytilth.org.

Issaquah “Cats”

Starts Wed Village Theatre presents Andrew Lloyd Webber’s classic Broadway musical; Nov. 9-Dec. 31, 8 p.m. Tuesdays-Saturdays (except Nov. 22 and Dec. 31), 2 p.m. Saturdays-Sundays (except Nov. 19), 7 p.m. Sundays (except Nov. 13), no shows Nov. 24 and Dec. 24-25, Francis Gaudette Theatre, 303 Front St. N. Tickets: $24-$48. Information: 425-392-2202 or www.villagetheatre.org.

Tales and Tea: Yours Till Niagara Falls

Wed A short story read aloud over a cup of tea, 2 p.m. Nov. 9, Bothell Regional Library, 18215 98th Ave. N.E. Information: 425-486-7811 or www.kcls.org/bothell/programs.cfm.

Mining History Hike

Sat Brief historical presentation on the Grand Ridge mining operation followed by a three- or five-mile hike through former mining areas, 10 a.m. Nov. 12, Issaquah Depot Museum, 50 Rainier Blvd. N. Cost: $2.50-$5. Register: 425-392-3500 or www.issaquahhistory.org.

Surfaces for Salmon

Tues 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.

Library Book Club

Plan Ahead “Towers of Trebizon,” by Rose MacAulay, 7 p.m. Nov. 16, Issaquah Library, 10 W. Sunset Way. Information: 425-392-5430 or www.kcls.org/iss/event.cfm.

Arts & Crafts Fair

Plan Ahead Issaquah Women’s Club annual holiday show featuring hand-made items by local artists; benefits local scholarships and charities, 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Nov. 18-19, Pickering Barn, 1730 10th Ave. N.W. Information: 425-466-9862.

Lake Sammamish State Park Tree Planting

Plan Ahead Volunteers plant trees to provide shade for salmon runs and improve wildlife habitat, 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Nov. 19 and Dec. 3, Lake Sammamish State Park, 20606 S.E. 56th St. Directions provided upon registration: 206-812-0122 or www.mtsgreenway.org/Volunteer/volunteer.htm.

Strategy Games Club

Plan Ahead For students in grades 6-12; refreshments, 2:30-4:30 p.m. Nov. 25, Issaquah Library, 10 W. Sunset Way. Information: 425-392-5430 or www.kcls.org/iss/event.cfm.

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. Information: 425-486-8747 or www.kcls.org/kenm/programs.cfm.

Saint Edward State Park Forum

Sat/Tues Citizens for Saint Edward State Park hosts two workshops to discuss uses for the park, 1-2:30 p.m. Nov. 12 and 7-8:30 p.m. Nov. 15, St. Edward State Park gymnasium, 14445 Juanita Drive N.E. Information: 425-770-0062 or http://c4sep.org/.

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. Information: 425-486-8747 or www.kcls.org/studyzone.

Kirkland Kirkland Art Walk

Thur Eighteen 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. Information: 425-889-8212.

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. Information: 425-821-7686 or www.kcls.org/studyzone.

Poetry at Parkplace Books

Thur An evening of open mike poetry, with published poets and novices, 7 p.m. Nov. 10, Parkplace Books, 348 Parkplace Center. Information: 425-828-6546.

Carmona Flamenco

Fri Traditional and contemporary Spanish gypsy music and dance, 8 p.m. Nov. 11, Kirkland Performance Center, 350 Kirkland Ave. Tickets: $10-$24. Information: 425-893-9900 or www.kpcenter.org.

Teen Concerts

Ongoing All-ages venue, with local performers, 7 p.m., Kirkland Teen Union Building, 348 Kirkland Ave. Cost: $5. Nov. 11: JJ Heller, 7:30 p.m. show. Nov. 18: 3 Dollar Buzz, Sweaty Sweaters, Robo Magic Core and Full Throttle. Nov. 19: Blane. Information: 425-822-3088 or www.ktub.org.

“The Ugly Duckling”

Starts Sat StoryBook Theater’s musical adaptation of the classic tale; 11 a.m. Saturdays, 1 and 3 p.m. Saturdays and Sundays (except Nov. 20), Nov. 12-20, Kirkland Performance Center, 350 Kirkland Ave. Tickets: $7.50. Information: 425-893-9900 or www.kpcenter.org.

Holy Family Fall Festival

Sat-Sun Live entertainment, carnival games, craft bazaar and raffle; food available; 11 a.m.-7 p.m. and 7:30-10 p.m. dance, Saturday; 8:30-10 a.m. senior citizen’s continental breakfast and 11 a.m.-4 p.m. festival, Sunday, Nov. 12-13, Holy Family Parish, 7355 120th Ave. N.E. Cost: 25¢ game tickets. Information: 425-481-6291.

Seattle Opera Young Artists Recital

Sat Six of this year’s 12 young singers chosen from across the country perform, 8 p.m. Nov. 12, Kirkland Performance Center, 350 Kirkland Ave. Tickets: $10-$21. Information: 425-893-9900 or www.kpcenter.org.

Pokémon City Championship

Sun Pokémon trading card game players age 6 and older compete for prizes and a chance to advance to the state championship, 11 a.m. Nov. 13, Kirkland Sportscards, 12815 N.E. 124th St., Suite N. Information: 425-820-5051 or www.op.pokemon-tcg.com.

Book Discussion Group

Mon “Embers,” by Sándor Márai , 7 p.m. Nov. 14, Kirkland Library, 308 Kirkland Ave. Information: 425-822-2459 or www.kcls.org/kirk/programs.cfm.

KAC Literary Salon

Mon Discussion of “Kleewyck,” by Emily Carr, 3:30-5:30 p.m. Nov. 14, Kirkland Arts Center, 620 Market St. Information: 425-822-7161.

Knit In

Tues Bring your yarn and needles; all levels welcome, 7 p.m. Nov. 15, Kirkland Library, 308 Kirkland Ave. Information: 425-822-2459.

Mother-Daughter Book Club

Tues “When Zachary Beaver Came to Town,” by Kimberly Willis Holt; for daughters age 12-15, 7 p.m. Nov. 15 Kingsgate Library, 12315 N.E. 143rd St. Information: 425-821-7686 or www.kcls.org/kings/programs.cfm.

Teen Science Fiction/Fantasy Book Club

Plan Ahead “Dragon and Thief,” by Timothy Zahn, 5:30 p.m. Nov. 16, Kingsgate Library, 12315 N.E. 143rd St. Information: 425-821-7686 or www.kcls.org/kings/programs.cfm.

Socrates Café

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

Uncle Bonsai

Plan Ahead The Seattle folk-pop group’s quirky humor, sung in three-part harmony, 8 p.m. Nov. 19, Kirkland Performance Center, 350 Kirkland Ave. Tickets: $10-$24. Information: 425-893-9900 or www.kpcenter.org.

Hopelink’s Annual Turkey Trot

Plan Ahead 5K walk through downtown Kirkland to benefit Hopelink’s holiday food programs; turkey-themed attire encouraged, noon registration; 1 p.m. start, Nov. 20, Marina Park, 25 Lake Shore Plaza. Cost: $20. Register: 425-869-6029 or www.hope-link.org.

PacNW Bookclub

Plan Ahead Features books by Pacific Northwest authors, including “The Memoir Club,” by Laura Kalpakian, 7 p.m. Nov. 21, Parkplace Books, 348 Parkplace Center Information: 425-828-6546.

The Reading Circle Bookclub

Plan Ahead “The Birth of Venus,” by Sarah Dunant, 7 p.m. Nov. 22, Parkplace Books, 348 Parkplace Center. Information: 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., suite. 109. Gallery hours: 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Mondays-Fridays and by appointment. Information: 206-232-3404.

“Ravenscroft”

Starts Fri Mercer Island Players present Don Nigro’s dark comedy about the women of Ravenscroft Manor, 7:30 p.m. Fridays-Saturdays, Nov. 11-19 and Nov. 17, Youth Theatre Northwest’s Studio Stage, 8805 S.E. 40th St. Tickets: $10 at the door. Information: 206-339-7785 or www.islandplayers.org.

Invasive Removal Project

Plan ahead Volunteers remove ivy, blackberries and other invasive plants, 9 a.m.-noon Nov. 17, Luther Burbank Park, 84th Avenue Southeast and Southeast 33rd Place. Directions provided upon registration: 206-812-0122 or www.mtsgreenway.org/Volunteer/volunteer.htm.

North Bend Gardiner Creek Tree Planting

Sat Volunteers plant trees to improve water quality and wildlife habitat, 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Nov. 12, along Gardiner Creek near Boalch Avenue Northwest and Bendigo Boulevard North (SR202). Directions provided upon registration: 206-812-0122 or www.mtsgreenway.org/Volunteer/volunteer.htm.

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. Information: 425-885-1861 or www.kcls.org/studyzone.

Morning Book Group

Thur “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. Information: 425-885-1861.

“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. Information: 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. 11: Soap Buddies and The Primacy Effect. Nov. 18: The Damzels. Information: 425-556-2389 or www.theoldfirehouse.org.

Angel Care Autograph Party

Sat Models from the 2006 Angel Care Breast Cancer Foundation calendar will autograph calendars, 4-6 p.m. Nov. 12, Borders Books, Redmond Town Center, 16495 N.E. 74th St. Information: 425-861-5655 or www.angelcarefoundation.org.

Redmond Historical Society

Sat Members of the Lake Washington Saddle Club and the Redmond Trailblazers will tell “Horse Tales;” bring horse photos to share, 10:30 a.m.-noon Nov. 12, Old Redmond Schoolhouse Community Center, 16600 N.E. 80th St. Information: 425-885-2919 or www.redmondhistory.org.

Resisting Germs from Irresistible Kids

Mon Tips on how to share time with grandchildren while preventing illnesses from the germs children are prone to carrying, 10:15-11:15 a.m. Nov. 14, Redmond Senior Center, 8703 160th Ave. N.E. Register: 425-556-2314.

Sophisticated Swing Big Band

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

Eastside Symphony Orchestra

Plan Ahead Works by Tchaikovsky, Beethoven and Strauss, 2 p.m. Nov. 20, Redmond High School Performance Center, 17272 N.E. 104th St.. Tickets: $5-$7. Information: 425-462-5231 or www.eastsidesymphony.org.

Self Defense for Seniors

Plan Ahead Workshop on simple techniques to help ensure personal safety, 10:15-11:30 a.m. Nov. 21, Redmond Senior Center, 8703 160th Ave. N.E. Register: 425-556-2314.

Renton Books at Lunch Bunch

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

Children’s Book Month Featured Author

Wed 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. Information: 425-226-0522 or www.kcls.org/fair/programs.cfm.

The IKEA Cycle: Tiny Domestic Dramas

Ends Wed 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. Information: 206-296-7580 or www.4culture.org.

Best Books for Teens

Thur 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. Information: 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. Information: 425-226-0522 or www.kcls.org/studyzone.

Pokémon City Championship

Sat Pokémon trading card game players age 6 and older compete for prizes and a chance to advance to the state championship, 10 a.m. Nov. 12, Shane’s Big League Sports Cards, 601 S. Grady Way, Suite R Information: 425-277-3717 or www.op.pokemon-tcg.com.

Practice SAT and Strategy Session

Starts Sat 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 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. Information: 425-836-8793 or www.kcls.org/samm/programs.cfm.

Snoqualmie Study Zone

Ongoing Free homework help from volunteer tutors for elementary, middle and high school students, 4-6 p.m. Thursdays, Snoqualmie Library, 38580 S.E. River St. Information: 425-888-1223 or www.kcls.org/studyzone.

Woodinville Holiday Boutique

Thur-Sun Hand crafted gifts, decorations and ornaments by 80 local artists, 9:30 a.m.-9 p.m. Thursday-Saturday, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 10-13, Hollywood Schoolhouse, 14810 N.E. 145th St. Information: 425-823-8616.

Discovered (& Undiscovered) Potters’ Sale

Plan Ahead Functional and decorative pieces by 80 Northwest artists, 9 a.m.-9 p.m. Thursday-Friday, 9 a.m.-7 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 17-19, Hollywood Schoolhouse, 14810 N.E. 145th St. Information: 425-868-3989 or www.undiscoveredpotters.com.

Compiled by Nyssa Rogers Send calendar items to The Seattle Times Eastside Bureau, 1200 112th Ave. N.E., Suite C-145, Bellevue, WA 98004. Fax: 425-453-0449. E-mail: east@seattletimes.com