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Wed Author Julie Otsuka will read from and discuss her novel which follows a Japanese-American in WWII internment camps; a BCC Reads! event, 1:30-3:00 p.m. May 4, Bellevue Community College, Carlson Theatre, 3000 Landerholm Circle S.E. Information: 425-564-2550


Bellevue Live Jazz Series

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Wed 5-6:30 p.m. Wednesdays through May 11; wine and appetizers available. May 4: Jovino Santos Neto plays Brazilian jazz at the Civica Office Commons, 205 108th Ave. N.E. May 11: Contemporary jazz by Deems Tsutakawa at Key Center, 601 108th Ave. N.E. Cost: $2 for wine and appetizers. Information: 425-453-1223 or www.bellevuelive.com/schedule.html


Open Mike Night


Ongoing 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


UW Evening Degree Program


Thur Information on programs , requirements and admissions process, 6-7 p.m. May 7, Bellevue Regional Library, 1111 110th Ave. N.E. Registration: 206-543-6160 or www.evedegree.washington.edu


Late Night Music at Crossroads Bellevue


Fri-Sat Live music, 7:30-10 p.m., Crossroads Bellevue MarketStage, 15600 N.E. Eighth St. May 6: Mended Heart plays country gospel and classic cowboy music. May 7: Swing music by Radio Rhythm Orchestra. Information: 425-644-1111 or www.crossroadsbellevue.com


Fun, Easy Fridays


Fri Free community dinner followed by games, arts and crafts and swimming, 5:30-8:30 p.m. May 6 and June 3, Bellevue YMCA, 14230 Bel-Red Road. May 6: Family Dinners — tips on cooking with kids, family conversations and healthy recipes. June 3: Meet the Neighbors — how to connect with your neighbors and neighborhood resources. Registration: 425-746-9900.


Washington Native Plant Society Sale


Sat Annual sale with trees, shrubs, herbs, grasses, groundcovers, wildflowers, books and gardening information, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. May 7, Bellevue Botanical Garden, 12001 Main St. Information: 206-527-3210 or www.wnps.org


Prom Show


Sat Everything Prom with vendor booths, prize drawings and limos on display; donations of gently-used formal wear will be collected by Ruby Room to help teens, noon-3 p.m. May 7, Factoria Mall, 4055 Factoria Blvd. S.E. Information: 425-747-7344 or www.factoriamall.com


Mother’s Day Social


Sun Live music and refreshments, 1-4 p.m. May 8, Bellevue Botanical Garden, 12001 Main St. Information: 425-451-3755 or www.bellevuebotanical.org


Eastside Interfaith Social Concerns Council


Tues Kevin Henry, from Bellevue Parks and Recreation Dept., discusses diversity, noon-1:30 p.m. May 10, First Presbyterian Church, 1717 Bellevue Way N.E. Information: 425-747-5924


Eastside Jazz Club


Tues Live music by the Thomas Marriott Group, 7:30 p.m. May 10, Sherman Clay Pianos, 1000 Bellevue Way. Tickets: $5-$10. June 14: The Susan Pascal Group. Information: 425-454-0633


Eastside Mothers and More


Tues Provide support, education and advocacy for mothers, 7-9 p.m. May 10, East Shore Unitarian Church, 12700 S.E. 32nd St. Topic: Time Management Tips. May 19: Mother’s Day campaign. Information: 206-948-2142 or www.eastsidemothersandmore.org


Tools for Building Consensus


Plan Ahead Workshop presented by the Bellevue Neighborhood Mediation Program, 5-6:30 p.m. May 11, Newport Way Library, 14250 S.E. Newport Way. Information: 425-747-2390


Singer-Songwriter Showcase


Thur Live music, 6:30-8 p.m. second and fourth Thursdays, Crossroads Bellevue, 15600 N.E. Eighth St. May 12: Nancy Dillon’s blend of folk, country and R&B. May 26: Matt Novak performs. Information: 425-644-1111 or www.crossroadsbellevue.com


Children’s Literature for Homeschoolers


Plan Ahead “Flat Stanley” by Jeff Brown; for ages 6 and up, 1 p.m. May 13, Lake Hills Library, 15228 Lake Hills Blvd. Registration: 425.747.3350


Tom Sawyer


Plan Ahead Bellevue Youth Theatre performs an adaptation of Mark Twain’s classic story, 7 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays; 2 p.m. Sundays, May 13-22 and 1 p.m. May 21, Bellevue Youth Theatre, 16661 Northup Way. Tickets: $7. Reservations: 425-452-7155


Ray Charles, His Life and Music


Plan Ahead Musical program for all ages presented by Charles Lambert & Kleer Cut, 7-8 p.m. May 18, Newport Way Library, 14250 S.E. Newport Way. Information: 425-747-2390


Anime and Manga Appreciation Club


Plan Ahead Drawing techniques, character and story discussions and information on new titles for youth ages 12-18, 3:30-5:30 p.m., May 18, Lake Hills Library, 15228 Lake Hills Blvd. Information: 425-747-3350


Bothell



Ballroom Dance


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


Plant Sale


Fri-Sat Perennials, shrubs, houseplants and small trees; benefits the senior center, 9 a.m.-4:30 p.m. May 6-7, Northshore Senior Center, 10201 E. Riverside Drive. Information: 425-487-2441


Annual Fine Arts Show


Fri-Sat Exhibit of painting, drawing, photography, ceramics, driftwood sculpture and wood carving, plus art demonstrations and class information, 4-8 p.m. Friday; 9 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Saturday, May 6-7, Northshore Senior Center, 10201 E. Riverside Drive. Information: 425-487-2441 or www.northshoreseniorcenter.org


May at Kaewyn Gallery


Starts Fri “Quiet, Yet Strong,” landscape paintings by former Bothell artist Victoria Harrison and “Au Jardin,” floral paintings by Seattle artist Lorraine Fryett open with an artists’ reception 5-8 p.m. May 6 and continue through May 31, 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; closed Memorial Day weekend. Information: 425-483-7385


Mother’s Day Flower and Garden Show


Sat-Sun Demonstrations, cut flowers, garden art and children’s activities, 11 a.m.-4 p.m. May 7-8, Country Village Bothell, 23718 Seventh Ave. S.E. Information: 425-483-2250 or www.countryvillagebothell.com


Open House and Family Fun Day


Sat Cascadia Community College students and staff will give tours of the campus and answer questions from interested students and parents, with family activities in the Northcreek Café, 10 a.m.-2 p.m. May 7 and campus tours 11 a.m.-1 p.m., Cascadia Community College, 18345 Campus Way N.E. Information: 425-352-8307


First Aid for Fido


Tues How to keep your pet safe and healthy, 12:45-2 p.m. May 10, Northshore Senior Center, 10201 E. Riverside Drive. Registration: 425-487-2441


Harvey


Plan Ahead Curtain Call Theatre presents a comedy about a man and his invisible six- foot rabbit, 8 p.m. Fridays, May 13-June 3; 5:30 p.m. May 22 and June 5, Northshore Senior Center, 10201 E. Riverside Drive. Tickets: $8-$10. Reservations: 425-487-2441


Vittles & VCR


Plan Ahead A home-cooked meal followed by the movie, “Overboard,” 6 p.m. May 19, Northshore Senior Center, 10201 E. Riverside Drive. Cost: $4-$6 for dinner; movie free. Register by May 17: 425-487-2441


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 20-22, Cascadia Community College, 18345 Campus Way N.E. Information: 206-296-4692 or www.govlink.org/hazwaste/news/events.cfm


Book Review Group


Plan Ahead “Theophilus North” by Thornton Wilder, 10-11:30 a.m. May 20, Northshore Senior Center, 10201 E. Riverside Drive. Information: 425-487-2441


Bothell Farmers Market


Plan Ahead 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Fridays, May 20-Sept. 30, Country Village, 23718 Seventh Ave. S.E. Information: 425-483-2250 or www.countryvillagebothell.com


Carnation



Sno-Valley Senior Center Plant Sale


Fri-Sat Flowers, herbs, vegetables, outdoor art, baked goods and a Master Gardener on hand to answer questions, 9 a.m.-4:30 p.m. May 6-7, Sno-Valley Senior Activity Center, 4610 Stephens Ave. Information: 425-333-4152


Farmers Market Vendors Needed


Ongoing Vendors of fresh, locally-grown produce and farm products are needed for the Carnation Farmers Market which opens May 17. Information: 425-333-6050 or www.carnationfarmersmarket.org


Swil Kanim


Sat Storytelling interwoven with violin, poetry and audience participation, 8-10 p.m. May 7, Miller’s Community & Arts Center, 4597 Tolt Ave. Information: 425-333-5007 or www.millersarts.com


Remlinger Farms Opening Weekend


Sat-Sun Farm market with seasonal fruits and vegetables and Mothers’ Day at the Country Fair Fun Park with petting barnyard, pony rides, hay maze, live entertainment, children’s rides and family portrait sittings, 9:30 a.m.-6 p.m. Saturday and Sunday;Fun Park open 11 a.m.-5 p.m. both days,family portraits 11 a.m.-3 p.m. Sunday only, May 7-8, Remlinger Farms, 32610 N.E. 32nd St. Cost: $9 Fun Park admission; $2 per ticket benefits Hopelink. Information: 425-333-4135 or 425-451-8740 or www.remlingerfarms.com


Open Drumming Session


Sun Explore the instruments and music of African-based rhythm; all experience levels welcome, 7-9:30 p.m. May 8, Miller’s Community & Arts Center, 4597 Tolt Ave. Cost: $5. Information: 425-333-5007 or www.millersarts.com


Sno-Valley Tilth Film Festival


Plan Ahead “The Future of Food” documentary on genetically engineered foods making their way into the food supply, 7:30 p.m., May 14, Miller’s Community & Arts Center, 4597 Tolt Ave. Cost: $4. Information: 425-333-5007 or www.millersarts.com


Issaquah



Dive In Movie Night


Fri Float in the deep end and watch “The Incredibles” or play in the shallow end; bring air mattress or inner tube, 7-9 p.m. May 6, Julius Boehm Pool, 50 S.E. Clark St. Cost: $3-$10. Information: 425-837-3350


ArtWalk Issaquah


Fri Local and regional artists display their works inside businesses in the historic downtown area, 5-8 p.m. May 6;self-guided tour beginS at the Issaquah Library, 10 W. Sunset Way, live music by Hettel Street Blues, 6 p.m. at Hailstone Feed Store, 232 Front St. Information: 425-427-8209


All Breed Cat Show


Sat-Sun More than 30 breeds of cats, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. May 7-8, Issaquah Community Center, 301 Rainier Blvd. Cost: $3-$10. Information: 425-882-3061


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


Best Friends: Images of Animals and Their People


Ongoing Traveling exhibit of historical images during the Progressive Era (1880s-1920s), plus Issaquah Historical Society photos, 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, 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 need. Information: 425-837-3311


The Music Man


Plan Ahead Village Theatre presents Meredith Willson’s classic musical about a traveling salesman trying to con a small town, May 11-June 26, with shows at 8 p.m. Wednesday-Saturday and June 14; 2 p.m. Saturdays and Sundays (except May 21); 7 p.m. Sundays (except May 15 and June 26), Francis J. Gaudette Theatre, 303 Front St. Tickets: $32-$45. Reservations: 425-392-2202 or www.ticketmaster.com


Kenmore



Study Zone


Ongoing 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


Kenmore Picnic & Plant Sale


Plan Ahead Plant sale, potluck picnic and guided tour of the rhododendron gardens, 9 a.m.-3 p.m. with 11:30 a.m. picnic, May 12, Kenmore Senior Center, 6910 N.E. 170th St. Information: 425-489-0707 or 425-487-2441


Seventh Annual Herb & Food Fair


Plan Ahead Features speakers, workshops, cooking demonstrations, live entertainment, vendors, food and children’s activities, 10 a.m.-6 p.m. May 14, Bastyr University, 14500 Juanita Drive N.E. Free shuttle available 9:30 a.m.-6:30 p.m. from Northshore Park & Ride, 18201 68th Ave. S.E. Cost: $5 for on-site parking. Information: 425-602-3103 or www.bastyr.edu


Kirkland



Wednesday market


Starts Wed Flowers, crafts and produce in this year’s expanded market, 11:30 a.m.-6:30 p.m. May 4-Oct. 12, 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


The Bold and Beautiful: Landscapes of a Fauvist Flavor


Ends Sun 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


Ends Sun Contemporary works of paper art by seven local artists 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


Patricia Rovzar Gallery


Ends Mon 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


13th Annual International Miniature Art Show


Ongoing Exhibit of works in a variety of media no larger than 5″x7″; magnifying glasses available at the gallery, through June 5, Parklane Gallery, 130 Park Lane Kirkland Gallery hours: 11 a.m.-7 p.m. daily. Information: 425-827-1462 or www.parklanegallery.com


Mother Daughter Book Club (with Pizza)


Thur “How Tia Lola Came to (Visit) Stay” by Julia Alvarez; for daughters ages 9-12, 6:30 p.m. May 5, Kirkland Library, 308 Kirkland Ave. Registration: 425-822-2459


Landscape Exhibition: Love of the Land


Starts Fri More than 100 contemporary landscape paintings on display May 6-June 5 with a four-artist slide lecture presentation 1-3 p.m. May 7, Howard/Mandville Gallery, 120 Park Lane, suite D. Gallery hours: 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Monday-Saturday; 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Sundays. Information: 425-889-8212 or www.howardmandville.com


Our Town


Starts Fri The Attic Theatre presents Thornton Wilder’s play about life and love in small-town America, May 6-15 with shows at 7:30 p.m. May 6, 7, 13 and 15; 2:30 p.m. May 7, 14 and 15; 6 p.m. May 8, Lake Washington High School Cadle Theatre, 12033 N.E. 80th St. Tickets: $10-$15. Reservations: 425-985-8608 or www.theattictheatre.org


Mutt Strut


Sat 2.5 mile dog walk through downtown Kirkland and along the waterfront parks ;informational booths on dog trainers, breeders, massage therapists and animal water safety, noon-4 p.m. May 7, starting from Dooley’s Dog House, 120 Central Way and ending at Marina Park, Lake Avenue West and Market Street. Cost: $20-$40; proceeds benefit Eastside Animal Shelters. Information: 425-893-8766 or www.kirklanddowntown.org


Kirkland SPLASH!


Sat Boating season opening day, amphibious car regatta, water safety education and demonstrations, free sailing lessons, 9:30-11 a.m. regatta; noon-6 p.m. booths and events, May 7, Marina Park, Lake Avenue West and Market Street. Information: 425-893-8766 or www.kirklanddowntown.org


Library Book Sale


Sat Benefits Friends of the Library of Kirkland programs, 10 a.m.-3 p.m. May 7, Kirkland Library, 308 Kirkland Ave. Information: 425-822-2459


Friends of the Kingsgate Library Annual Used Book Sale


Sat-Mon Hardbacks, paperbacks, magazines, recordings, children’s books and software, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday; 1-5 p.m. Sunday; 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Monday, May 7-9, Kingsgate Library, 12315 N.E. 143rd St. Information: 425-821-7686


Painting the Town


Sat Thirteen artists will paint scenes along the Kirkland waterfront and around downtown 3-6 p.m. May 7, followed by a sale of the paintings to benefit the Kirkland Cultural Council, 6-8 p.m. at the Howard/Mandville Gallery, 120 Park Lane, suite D. Information: 425-889-8212


K.A.S.T.: Kirkland Artist Studio Tour


Sat-Sun More than 20 Kirkland artists’ private studios will be open to the public, 10 a.m.-6 p.m. May 7-8, studio maps available at the Kirkland Arts Center, 620 Market St. or Parklane Gallery, 130 Park Lane. Information: 425-487-1126


Book Group


Mon “The Heartsong of Charging Elk” by James Welch, 7-8:30 p.m. May 9, Kirkland Library, 308 Kirkland Ave. Information: 425-822-2459


Winged Migration


Mon The East Lake Washington Audubon Society hosts a viewing of this documentary on the lives and habits of migrating birds, 7 p.m. May 9, Northlake Unitarian Universalist Church, 308 Fourth Ave. S. Information: 425-576-8805 or www.elwas.org


The Taming of the Shrew


Plan Ahead Seattle Shakespeare Company presents its all-male cast version of the Bard’s classic; not recommended for ages 12 and under, 7:30 p.m. May 12; 8 p.m. May 13; 2 p.m. and 8 p.m. May 14, Kirkland Performance Center, 350 Kirkland Ave. Tickets: $11-$24. Reservations: 425-893-9900 or www.kpcenter.org


Kirkland Art Walk


Plan Ahead 18 downtown Kirkland galleries have extended hours with artists’ receptions at some galleries, 6-9 p.m. May 12. Maps available at the galleries. Information: 425-889-8212


Teen Science Fiction/Fantasy Book Club


Plan Ahead “Sunshine” by Robin McKinley, 5:30 p.m. May 18, Kingsgate Library, 12315 N.E. 143rd St. Information: 425-821-7686 or www.kcls.org/kings/programs.cfm


Cooking for One: Nutrition for Seniors


Plan Ahead 12:30-1:30 p.m. May 19, Evergreen Hospital Medical Center, 12040 N.E. 128th St. Registration: 425-899-3000


Beethoven: Masterworks for Chorus


Plan Ahead Performance by Kirkland Choral Society with orchestral accompaniment, 3 p.m. and 8 p.m. May 21, Kirkland Performance Center, 350 Kirkland Ave. Tickets: $13-$19. Reservations: 425-893-9900 or www.kpcenter.org


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


2005 Ivy Olympics and Open Space Fair


Sat Team and individual ivy removal competitions , vine-crafting and how-to information for homeowners by local environmental groups , 9:30 a.m.-3 p.m. May 7, Island Park Elementary School, 5437 Island Crest Way. Competitor registration: 206-236-3544 or 206-730-1518. Information: www.ci.mercer-island.wa.us


“Captive Notions: Concise Commentaries on the Commonplace”


Sat Local author John King signs his new collection of aphorisms on modern culture, 10:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. May 7, Island Books, 3014 78th Ave. S.E. Information: 206-232-6920 or www.mercerislandbooks.com


Nanny/Babysitter Training


Starts Tues Two-day class teaches the basics of early child development, infant CPR and fun activities for young children, 5:30-7 p.m. May 10 and 12, Stroum Jewish Community Center, 3801 E. Mercer Way. Cost: $100. Registration: 206-232-7115 Ext. 223 or www.sjcc.org


Food for the Optimal You Lecture Series


Plan Ahead “Can Eight-a-day Keep Cancer Away? The Latest Science on Water and Health,” 7-8:30 p.m. May 12, Stroum Jewish Community Center, Stroum Jewish Community Center, 3801 E. Mercer Way. Cost: $15. Registration: 206-232-7115, ext. 272 or karlaa@sjcc.org


“The Seventh Jewel”


Plan Ahead Local author Jeff Pritchard reads from his newest novel for grade school readers, 3-5 p.m. May 21, Island Books, 3014 78th Ave. S.E. Information: 206-232-6920 or www.mercerislandbooks.com


Newcastle



19th Annual Travel & Leisure Auction


Plan Ahead Live and silent auctions, hors d’oeuvres, six-course dinner and wine; proceeds benefit Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center, 6 p.m. May 14, The Golf Club at Newcastle, 15500 Six Penny Lane. Cost: $150 per person. Reservations by May 6: 206-667-4149 Information: www.fhcrc.org/events/public


North Bend



Gaming Night


Ongoing Learn to play better chess with the North Bend Chess Club, 7-8:30 p.m. Thursdays, North Bend Library, 115 E. Fourth St. Information: 425-888-0554 or www.kcls.org/nbend/programs.cfm


Redmond



Evening Book Discussion


Thur “The Songlines” by Bruce Chatwin, 7:30 p.m. May 5, Redmond Regional Library, 15990 N.E. 85th St. Information: 425-885-1861


Rumpelstiltskin


Starts Fri Sprouts Children’s Theatre presents an original musical version of the children’s classic about spinning straw into gold, 7 p.m. Fridays; 1 p.m. and 3 p.m. Saturdays and Sundays, May 5-15 with a 1 p.m. “Small Siblings” show for children under three on May 8 only. SecondStory Repertory, 16587 N.E. 74th St. Tickets: $8.50. Reservations: 425-881-6777 or www.secondstoryrep.org


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


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


All-Ages Concerts


Fri Live music, 8 p.m. Fridays, Old Fire House, 16510 N.E. 79th St. Cost: $6. May 6: Rocky Votolato, Fires to the East and Slender Means. May 13: The Fall of Troy and Claymore. Information: 425-556-2389 or www.theoldfirehouse.org


My Husband’s Wild Desires Almost Drove Me Mad


Ongoing Redwood Theatre presents this comedy about a couple trying to rekindle the romance in their marriage, 8 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays; 2 p.m. Sundays through May 14, Redmond Senior Center, 8703 160th Ave. N.E. Tickets: $8-$12.50. Reservations: 206-525-3493 Information: www.redwoodtheatre.org


Redmond Saturday Market


Starts Sat Fresh produce, cut flowers and crafts, 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturdays through October 31, 7730 Leary Way. Information: 425-556-0636


Celebration of the Arts


Starts Sat Eastside Association of Fine Arts’ annual members exhibition of painting, mixed media, sculpture and photography opens with a reception, 2-6 p.m. May 7 with music by the Microsoft Orchestra 2-5 p.m. Exhibit continues through May 27. Cascade Club at Trilogy at Redmond Ridge, 23225 N.E. Greens Crossing Road. Gallery hours: 10 a.m.-5 p.m. daily. Information: 425-216-1355


Morning Book Group


Plan Ahead “Bee Season” by Maya Goldberg, 10 a.m. May 12, Redmond Regional Library, 15990 N.E. 85th St. Information: 425-885-1861


The Lighter Side of Life


Plan Ahead Redmond Senior Center’s annual variety show, 7 p.m. May 18 with an open dress rehearsal performance at 1 p.m. May 16 for those with mobility difficulties, Redmond Senior Center, 8703 160th Ave. N.E. Tickets: $4 in advance, $5 at the door for evening performance; $2 dress rehearsal (attendants free). Information: 425-556-2314


Sophisticated Swing Big Band


Plan Ahead Dancing to the music of the ’30s, ’40s and ’50s, 1-3:30 p.m. May 20, Redmond Senior Center, 8703 160th Ave. N.E. Cost. $3. Information: 425-556-2314


Renton



P.F.L.A.G.


Wed Discussion on “The Freedom to Marry — Rites and Rights,” 7 p.m., May 4, St. Luke’s Episcopal Church, 99 Wells Ave. S. Information: 206-325-7724 or 425-235-4139


Woodinville



33rd Annual Spring Boutique


Thur-Sat Hand-crafted items, yard art, jewelry and accessories by 80 local artists, 9:30 a.m.-9 p.m. Thursday and Friday; 9:30 a.m.-7 p.m. Saturday, May 5-7, Hollywood Schoolhouse, 14810 N.E. 145th St. Information: 425-823-8616


Cinco De Mayo


Thur Traditional fiesta celebration with food and music, noon-1:30 p.m. May 5, Woodinville Senior Center, 17401 133rd Ave. N.E., Suite A-03. Cost: $5. Reservations: 425-488-4289


Senior Center Plant Sale


Fri-Sat Plants and crafts, 9 a.m.-3 p.m., May 6-7, next to the Woodinville Community Center basketball court, 17401 133rd Ave. N.E. Information: 425-488-4289


Wastemobile


Starts Fri 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


Woodinville Farmers Market


Ongoing Fresh produce and local artists, 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturdays through Oct. 15, Woodinville Community Center, 17401 133rd Ave. N.E. May 7: Mothers Day Flower Show. May 21: Farm Fresh Cooking Demo. Information: 206-546-7960 or www.woodinvillefarmersmarket.com


Identity Theft Prevention Workshop


Plan Ahead How to prevent and survive identity theft and current fraud trends in the Pacific Northwest, 7-8:30 p.m. May 11, City Hall Council Chambers, 17301 133rd Ave. N.E. Information: 425-877-2267 or www.ci.woodinville.wa.us

Compiled by Nyssa Rogers.

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