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Sept. 18-24


Respect for elders

TODAY Opportunity to celebrate a Japanese national holiday (Respect for the Aged Day) with mini tours of the garden, dance, sumi painting, koto music and more. 11 a.m.-3 p.m., Seattle Japanese Garden, 1075 Lake Washington Blvd. E., Seattle; free for people 65 and older (206-684-4725).


Estate planning

TUE Learn about the myths, realities and how to prepare for the final transfer; registration required. 2:30-4 p.m., Northshore Senior Center, 10201 E. Riverside Dr., Bothell; $5 (425-487-2441).

Enhance fitness

WED Meets three times a week through Oct. 23. Exercise program that includes balance, flexibility, strength and aerobic training; registration required. 10-11 a.m., North Creek Presbyterian Church, 621 164th St. S.E., Mill Creek, Bothell; $25-$30 (425-357-6002).

Geriatric eye health

WED Dr. Stephen G. Phillips answers questions related to cataracts, glaucoma, diabetes and provides information on lenses and laser eye surgery; registration required. 2 p.m., The Lakeshore, 11448 Rainier Ave. S., Renton; free (206-772-1200).


WED Support group meets third Wednesday of the month. 2 p.m., Senior Center of West Seattle, 4217 S.W. Oregon St., Seattle; free (206-932-4044).

Muffins and conversation

THU Judy Davey reads from her book “Six Years of Darkness.” 11 a.m., Hamilton House Senior Center, 5225 15th Ave. N.E., Seattle; free (206-524-0473).

Plan Ahead

Alternative medicine

SEPT 25 Jean Lawler discusses how naturopathic medicine is used to complement traditional medicine and therapies; registration required. 1-2 p.m., North Bellevue Community & Senior Center, 4063 148th Ave. N.E., Bellevue; $6-$7 (425-452-7681).

Beginning bridge

for former players

SEPT 25 Eight-week class that starts with the fundamentals of bidding, playing and keeping score for people with some experience; registration required. 12:30-2 p.m., Lifetime Learning Center, 6208 60th Ave. N.E., Seattle; $25 (206-985-3904 or www.lifetimelearningseattle.com).

Ongoing programs

Fraud fighter

ONGOING The AARP Washington office is recruiting volunteers to staff a new Fraud Fighter Call Center. Volunteers share information on ways to prevent identity theft and other forms of fraud (206-517-9353).

Submit Senior Calendar listings three weeks in advance to: seniorcalendar@seattletimes.com or Senior Calendar, P.O. Box 1845, Seattle, WA 98111