A weekly list of classes, activities and other events.

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Sept. 25-Oct. 1


Alternative medicine

TODAY 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

TODAY 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).

Intermediate tai chi

TUE Continue to learn and improve in this four-session class, pre-registration required. 1:30-2:30 p.m., North Creek Presbyterian Church, 621 164th S.E., Mill Creek; $15-$20 (425-357-6002).

Driver safety program

TUE & THU Classroom-oriented (no-driving) course covers state laws, driving conditions and safety, pre-registration required. 12:30-4:30 p.m., Renton Senior Activity Center, 211 Burnett Ave. N., Renton; $10 (425-430-6633 or www.ci.renton.wa.us).

Achieving balance with supplements

TUE Explore which supplements benefit, what results to expect and how to safely and effectively incorporate them into your diet; registration required. 12:45-2 p.m., Northshore Senior Center, 10201 E. Riverside Drive, Bothell; free (425-487-2441).

Healthy heart diet

WED Learn from a registered dietitian how to implement some of the nutritional recommendations that are essential for a healthy diet, registration required. 3:30 p.m., Bayview Wellness Center, 11 W. Aloha St., Seattle; free (206-284-7330 or www.bayviewcommunity.org).

Stretching yourself

THU Discover simple exercises that can help ease aching, stiff muscles and joints and increase your range of motion and prevent injury; pre-registration required. 12:45-2 p.m., Peter Kirk Community Center, 352 Kirkland Ave., Kirkland; free (425-587-3360).


FRI Learn research methods, sources of information and guidelines for compiling family history and genealogy. Class go through Dec. 8; pre-registration required. 9:30-11:30 a.m., Senior Center of West Seattle, 4217 S.W. Oregon St. Seattle; $44.40 (206-764-5339 or www.learnatsouth.org).

Ongoing programs

Senior companion program

ONGOING The Volunteers of America Senior Companion programs is seeking volunteers 60 and older of limited income to visit elderly or disabled adults in their homes or assisted-living situations. Volunteers receive a stipend and other benefits (206-329-0515).

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