Bellevue Write On! Writing Group Wed Fun writing exercises and creative ideas for youths 12-18, 3:30-5:30 p.m. Oct. 5, Lake Hills Library...

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Wed Fun writing exercises and creative ideas for youths 12-18, 3:30-5:30 p.m. Oct. 5, 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)


Bellevue Farmers Market


Ongoing Fresh produce, meats, eggs, flowers, baked goods and other items, 3-7 p.m. Thursdays through Oct. 13, First Presbyterian Church of Bellevue, 1717 Bellevue Way N.E. (425-454-8474 or www.bellevuefarmersmarket.org)


“La Boheme”


Fri-Sun Bellevue Opera performs Puccini’s well-known work set in Paris’ Latin Quarter; 8 p.m. Friday, Oct. 7, and 2 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 9, Theatre at Meydenbauer Center, 11100 N.E. Sixth St. Tickets: $24-$30. (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. 7: Jazz with the Janis Mann Trio. Oct. 8: Swing band Rainy City Riff Raff. (425-644-1111 or www.crossroadsbellevue.com)


Fun, Easy Fridays


Fri Free community dinner, with tips on how to get involved in your children’s school and help with homework, followed by games, arts and crafts and swimming, 5:30-8:30 p.m., with activities beginning at 6:30 p.m., Oct. 7, Bellevue YMCA, 14230 Bel-Red Road. Nov. 4: Family Playtime — low-cost family activities and how to create family game nights. (register: 425-746-9900)


Puget Sound Steinway Society


Sat Pianist Andreas Klein performs, 8 p.m. Oct. 8, Theatre at Meydenbauer Center, 11100 N.E. Sixth St. Tickets: $10-$12. (206-325-6500 or www.ticketwindowonline.com)


“The Eastern & Oriental Express”


Mon World Cavalcade presents a travel documentary on this legendary railway line, 2 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. Oct. 10, Theatre at Meydenbauer Center, 11100 N.E. Sixth St. Tickets: $8-$12. (206-325-6500 or www.ticketwindowonline.com)


Brass Band Northwest


Tues Season-opening concert includes traditional British brass band music, classical pieces and works by American composers, 7:30 p.m. Oct. 11, First Presbyterian Church of Bellevue, 1717 Bellevue Way N.E. Tickets: $5-$10 suggested donation. (206-852-1340 or www.brassbandnw.org)


Big Band Dance


Tues Music by Sound of Swing, 2-4 p.m. Oct. 11, North Bellevue Community and Senior Center, 4063 148th Ave. N.E. Cost: $3. (425-452-7681)


Pizza & Pages Book Group


Plan Ahead Pizza and book talk for 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)


Fall Craft Show


Plan Ahead 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)


Brian Jacques Appearance


Plan Ahead 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)


Poetry Reading and Open Mike


Plan Ahead 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)


Bothell


Ballroom Dance


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


Harvest Festival


Fri-Sun Live entertainment, pumpkin painting, scarecrow contest, crafts, pony and train rides and wine tasting; 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Friday-Saturday, 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 7-9, Country Village, 23732 Bothell-Everett Highway. (425-483-2250 or www.countryvillagebothell.com)


Writer’s Workshop


Ongoing Author and writing instructor Frances Dayee will lead workshops on how to write for publication; can be taken as a series or individually, 2-4 p.m. Fridays through Oct. 28, Bothell Regional Library, 18215 98th Ave. N.E. (425-486-7811 or www.kcls.org/bothell/programs.cfm)


October Holiday Harvest Craft & Antique Show


Starts Tues 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


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


Vittles & VCR


Plan Ahead A 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


Northwest Farming for Humanity Work Party


Sat Help pick winter squash for Hopelink food banks, 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Oct. 8, Full Circle Organic Farm, 31904 N.E. Eighth St. (register: 206-783-3088 or www.hope-link.org/takeaction/volunteer)


Open Song and Drum Session


Sun An opportunity to learn Orisha songs and explore the instruments of Afro-Cuban-based rhythm, all experience levels welcome; 7-9:30 p.m. Oct. 9, Miller’s Community & Arts Center, 4597 Tolt Ave. Cost: $5. (425-333-5007 or www.millersarts.com)


“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


“Pollinate”


Sat Ambulatory and participatory musical performance art piece exploring construction and creation; a King County Performance Network event, 5:30 p.m. Oct. 8, starting under the Woodinville-Duvall Bridge, proceeding along the Snoqualmie Valley Trail and ending at McCormick Park, Northeast Stephens Street and Main Street. (425-788-2983 or www.4culture.org)


Fall City


“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. 12, Fall City Library, 33415 S.E. 42nd Place. (425-222-5951 or www.4culture.org)


Issaquah


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


Ongoing 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).


“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)


Dive-In Movie Night


Fri Float in the deep end and watch “Caspar” or play in the shallow end; bring air mattress or inner tube, 6:30-9:30 p.m. Oct. 7, Julius Boehm Pool, 50 S.E. Clark St. Cost: $3-$10. (425-837-3350)


Community Garden Work Party


Sat Help thin the perennial beds and take home extra plants, 9 a.m.-noon Oct. 8, Pickering Farm Community Garden, 1730 10th Ave. N.W. (register: 425-837-3400 or rcc@ci.issaquah.wa.us)


Evergreen Cat Fancier’s Fall Cat Show


Sat-Sun Purebred and household pet competitions, International Cat Agility Tournament, shelter cat and kitten adoptions and vendor booths, 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Oct. 8-9, Issaquah Community Center, 301 Rainier Blvd. S. Cost: $3-$5; $1 off with donation of canned cat food. (206-937-9611 206-920-9214 or www.pinecoon.com/catshow)


Issaquah Public Market


Ongoing Fresh produce, cut flowers, baked goods, arts and crafts, 9 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturdays through Oct. 15, Pickering Barn, 1730 10th Ave. N.W. (425-837-3311)


Super Sitters


Sat Babysitter skills workshop covers infant care, basic first aid, accident prevention, emergency procedures and parent expectations; for ages 11-16, 9 a.m.-2 p.m. Oct. 8, bring a sack lunch and snack, Memorial Park Center, 140 E. Sunset Way. Cost: $36. (register: 425-837-3300 or www.issaquahparks.net)


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)


Kenmore


Writer’s Workshop


Ongoing Encouragement, positive critique and inspiration led by Frances Dayee, 1-3 p.m. Thursdays, Oct. 6-27, 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


Kirkland Wednesday Market


Ongoing Flowers, crafts and produce, 11:30 a.m.-6:30 p.m. Wednesdays through Oct. 12, 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)


Teen Concerts


Ongoing All-ages venue with local performers, 7 p.m., Kirkland Teen Union Building, 348 Kirkland Ave. Cost: $5. Oct. 8: Netherelm, Alobaster, Chains of Pain and Final Prayer. 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)


Turtle Island String Quartet


Sat Two violins, a viola and a cello play everything from Bach to bluegrass, 8 p.m. Oct. 8, Kirkland Performance Center, 350 Kirkland Ave. Tickets: $11-$33. (425-893-9900 or www.kpcenter.org)


“Frog and His Friends”


Sat Theater Terra from the Netherlands brings three stories from this Dutch children’s series to life through puppets and live actors, 11 a.m. and 2 p.m. Oct. 8, Kirkland Performance Center, 350 Kirkland Ave. Tickets: $11-$18 (425-893-9900 or www.kpcenter.org)


Book Discussion Group


Mon “Middlesex,” by Jeffrey Eugenides, 7 p.m. Oct. 10, Kirkland Library, 308 Kirkland Ave. (425-822-2459 or www.kcls.org/kirk/programs.cfm)


KAC Literary Salon


Tues Discussion of “Klee Wyck,” by Emily Carr, 3:30-5:30 p.m. Oct. 11, Kirkland Arts Center, 620 Market St. (425-822-7161)


KTUB 100th Birthday Concert


Plan Ahead 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 Art Walk


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


Poetry at ParkPlace Books


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


“There Goes the Neighborhood”


Plan Ahead 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)


SCORE Business Counseling


Plan Ahead 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)


Live by George!


Plan Ahead George Shangrow’s live classical music radio show featuring Northwest chamber music ensembles, 8 p.m. Oct. 15, Kirkland Performance Center, 350 Kirkland Ave. Tickets: $11-$24. (425-893-9900 or www.kpcenter.org)


PacNW Bookclub


Plan Ahead 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


Plan Ahead Bring your own 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)


Socrates Café


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


Mercer Island


Opera Preview: “The End of the Affair”


Wed Lecture on Jake Heggie’s opera about an illicit love affair during WWII, 7 p.m. Oct. 5, Mercer Island Library, 4400 88th Ave. S.E. (206-236-3537)


Holiday Art Show


Starts Tues Mixed media works and gift items by island artists includes textiles, pottery, paintings, jewelry and paper art, Oct. 11-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)


“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, 2 p.m. Oct. 16, Mercer Island Library, 4400 88th Ave. S.E. (206-236-3537 or www.4culture.org)


Redmond


Evening Book Discussion


Wed “Purple Hibiscus,” by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie, 7:30 p.m. Oct. 6, Redmond Regional Library, 15990 N.E. 85th St. Nov. 3: “The Smell of Apples,” by Mark Behr. (425-885-1861 or www.kcls.org/red/redprog.cfm)


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)


Wastemobile


Fri-Sun Hazardous household wastes such as pesticides, fluorescent light bulbs, paints and thinners, automotive and non-alkaline batteries and automotive products will be accepted, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Oct. 7-9, Home Depot, 17777 NE 76th St. (206-296-4692 or www.govlink.org/hazwaste/news/events.cfm)


“We’re No Angels”


Ends Sat Comedy about three escaped convicts who decide to help a family they’d planned to rob, 8:15 p.m. Friday and Saturday, SecondStory Repertory, 16587 N.E. 74th St. Tickets: $18-$24. (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. 7: Butterflies and Caterpillars. (425-869-9777 or www.south47farm.com)


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


“Neighborhoodlum”


Fri-Sat Two actors create a “chance encounter” between a homeless person and a well-to-do businessman at two local cafés; a King County Performance Network event, 7 p.m. Oct. 7 at Jerzy’s Coffee, 16727 Redmond Way, and 7 p.m. Oct. 8 at Victor’s Celtic Coffee Company, 7993 Gilman St. (425-556-2392 or www.4culture.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)


Morning Book Group


Plan Ahead “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)


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)


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)


Fall Book Sale


Sat-Sun Used books, DVDs and videos, supports Friends of the Fairwood Library programs; 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday, 1-5 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 8-9, Fairwood Library, 17009 140th Ave. S.E. (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)


Books at Lunch Bunch


Plan Ahead “Middlemarch: A Study of Provincial Life,” by George Eliot; bring a sack lunch, 12:30 p.m. Oct. 12, Fairwood Library, 17009 140th Ave. S.E. (425-226-0522 or www.kcls.org/fair/programs.cfm)


Master Gardeners Lecture


Tues Discussion of medieval gardens, 7 p.m. Oct. 11, 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)


Sammamish


“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. 9, Sammamish Library, 825 228th Ave. N.E. (425-836-8793 or www.4culture.org)


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


Citizen Decision Making


Thur A free “Civics Academy” workshop on how to get involved in land use and capital projects planning, 6:30-8 p.m. Oct. 6, City Hall, 17301 133rd Ave. N.E. (425-877-2267 or www.ci.woodinville.wa.us)


Library Used Book Sale


Sat Fiction, non-fiction, children’s books, encyclopedias, magazines, videotapes and CDs; benefits Friends of the Woodinville Library programming; 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Oct. 8, with 9 a.m. members-only early entry, Woodinville Library, 17105 Avondale Road N.E. Cost: $5 for annual membership. (425-788-0733)


Sammamish ReLeaf Work Party


Sat 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. 8 and 22, park at the Northshore Athletic Fields, 14600 N.E. 145th St. (register: 425-877-2289)


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. Oct. 8: Vendor Appreciation Day. Oct. 15: Oktoberfest. (206-546-7960 or www.woodinvillefarmersmarket.com)


The Pragmatic Politician


Plan Ahead 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


Plan Ahead 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)


Compiled by Nyssa Rogers


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