Bellevue Pizza & Pages Book Group Wed Pizza and book talk for youths 12-18, 3:30-5:30 Sept. 14, Lake Hills Library, 15228 Lake Hills...

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Pizza & Pages Book Group

Wed Pizza and book talk for youths 12-18, 3:30-5:30 Sept. 14, Lake Hills Library, 15228 Lake Hills Blvd. (425-747-3350 or

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Wed Author MaryJane Butters discusses her new book subtitled, “For the Farmgirl in All of Us,” 7 p.m. Sept. 14, University Book Store, 990 102nd Ave. N.E. (425-462-4500)

Overcoming Fear

Thur A discussion hosted by the Northwest Theosophical Society, 7:30-8: 45 p.m. Sept. 15, Bellevue Regional Library, 1111 110th Ave. N.E. (425-644-7725)


Thur Annual potluck features guest speaker Beryl Ingram-Ward, the new pastor of Bellevue First United Methodist Church, 7 p.m. Sept. 15, First United Methodist Church, 1934 108th Ave. N.E. (425-483-6642 or

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

Live at Lunch Summer Concert Series

Ends Thur Dance Factory plays disco favorites, noon-1:30 p.m. Sept. 15, Bellevue Galleria, 550 106th Ave. N.E. (425-453-1223 or

Kiwanis Club of Bellevue Luncheon Meeting

Thur Features guest speaker Lt. Governor Jackie Roberts, noon Sept. 15, Paragon Hotel, 818 112th Ave. N.E. Cost: $15.25 for lunch; non-members welcome. (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. (425-644-1111 or

“Noises Off”

Ends Sun Bellevue Civic Theatre presents Michael Frayn’s British farce about a touring show turned traveling disaster, 7:30 p.m. Thursday; 8 p.m. Friday-Saturday; 2 p.m. Sunday, through Sept. 18, Theatre at Meydenbauer Center, 11100 N.E. Sixth St. Tickets: $15-$26. (425-235-5087 or

“Gallagher and the Moonbeam Fairy”

Ends Sat Bellevue Youth Theatre presents an original, multi-generational production about a mischievous Leprechaun; 7 p.m. Friday, 1 p.m. and 7 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 16-17, 16661 Northup Way. Tickets: $8. (425-452-7155)

LaMar Harrington Lecture Series

Fri Akio Takamori presents “Figurative Ceramics,” a discussion of the development of his imaginative clay work over the past three decades, 6:30 p.m. Sept. 16, Bellevue Arts Museum, 510 Bellevue Way. Cost: $5 for non-members (425-519-0770 or

Late Night Music at Crossroads

Plan Ahead Live music, 7:30-10 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays, Crossroads Bellevue, 15600 N.E. Eighth St. Sept. 16: Los de Rio celebrates Mexican Independence Day. Sept. 17: Classic jazz vocalist Dina Blade. Sept. 23: Bluegrass with Dysfunction Junction. Sept. 24: Jeanette Alexander plays piano for the outer realms. (425-644-1111 or

Mercer Slough Canoe Tours

Ongoing A four-mile, three-hour paddling tour for ages 5 and up, equipment provided, 9 a.m.-noon Saturdays through Sept. 24, Enatai Beach Park, 3519 108th Ave. S.E. Cost: $10-$12. (register: 425-452-6885).

Lake-to-Lake Volkswalk

Sat Northwest Striders hosts the 10th annual lake walk, with a 15K course along the Lake-to-Lake Greenway Trail between Lake Sammamish and Lake Washington and a 6K course through the Mercer Slough wetlands. Registration and transportation to the trailhead, 8-10 a.m. for 15K; 8 a.m.-noon for 6K, both finishing by 3 p.m., Sept. 17 at the Mercer Slough Blueberry Farm, 2380 Bellevue Way S.E. (425-746-9641 or

Spirit of the Past Antiques Show

Sat-Sun More than 50 booths featuring furniture from country to formal, quilts and textiles, folk art, silver, paintings and Native American items; food available; 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Saturday, 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 17-18, Bellevue Community College gymnasium, 3000 Landerholm Circle S.E. Cost: $6. (425-485-3194 or

Poetry Reading and Open Mike

Sun PoetsWest featured readers Martha Clarkson, J. Glenn Evans and Lenae Nofziger, followed by open mike readings, 4:30-6 p.m. Sept. 18, Factoria Mall, 4055 Factoria Blvd. S.E. (206-354-3233 or

The White House Collection of American Crafts

Sun Michael Monroe, executive director and chief curator of the Bellevue Arts Museum, gives a lecture on his experiences while curating a collection of American crafts for the White House celebration of handmade in America, 2 p.m. Sept. 18, Bellevue Arts Museum, 510 Bellevue Way. (425-519-0770 or

Great Books Discussion Group

Plan Ahead Read and discuss classical selections from the Great Books Foundation series, 7:30-9 p.m. first and third Wednesdays, Bellevue Regional Library, 1111 110th Ave. N.E. (425-635-0828 or

Anime and Manga Appreciation Club

Plan Ahead Drawing techniques, character and story discussions for youths 12-18, 3:30-5:30 p.m. Sept. 21, Lake Hills Library, 15228 Lake Hills Blvd. (425-747-3350 or

Singer-Songwriter Showcase

Plan Ahead Live music, 6:30-8 p.m. second, fourth and fifth Thursdays, Crossroads Bellevue, 15600 N.E. Eighth St. Sept. 22: Farida Goychayeva. Sept. 29: Larry Murante. (425-644-1111 or

Birding the Hotspots

Plan Ahead A field trip to this month’s best birding location in King County, hosted by East Lake Washington Audubon Society, 9 a.m.-noon Sept. 26. Meet before 9 a.m. at the north end of the Newport Hills Park & Ride, Lake Washington Boulevard Southeast and 113th Place Southeast. Cost: $2. (425-746-6351 or

Teen Advisory Board

Plan Ahead Volunteers ages 12-18 are needed to help plan teen-related events; community service hours available; 3:30 p.m. Sept. 28, Lake Hills Library, 15228 Lake Hills Blvd. (425-747-3350 or


SCORE Business Counseling

Wed Volunteers from the Service Corps of Retired Executives offer advice to small business owners, by appointment; 1-9 p.m. Sept. 14, Bothell Regional Library, 18215 98th Ave. N.E. (register: 425-486-7811)

Ballroom Dance

Ongoing Dance to live music, 1-3 p.m. Wednesdays, Northshore Senior Center, 10201 E. Riverside Drive. Cost: $4-$5. (425-487-2441)

Book Review Group

Fri “East Cake,” by Jeanne Ray, 10-11:30 a.m. Sept. 16, Northshore Senior Center, 10201 E. Riverside Drive. Oct. 21: “Gardens in the Dunes,” by Leslie Marmon Silko. (425-487-2441)

Bothell Farmers Market

Ongoing Locally grown produce, flowers, pasture-raised meats, hand-crafted items, live music and children’s activities, 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Fridays through Sept. 30, Country Village, 23718 Seventh Ave. S.E. (425-483-2250 or

La Fiesta Viva!

Sat-Sun Mexican independence celebration, with live music, dancing, arts and crafts, children’s activities and food, 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Saturday and 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 17-18, Country Village Bothell, 23732 Bothell-Everett Highway. (425-483-2250 or

Pancake Breakfast

Sat 8-11:30 a.m. Sept. 17 and Oct. 1, Northshore Senior Center, 10201 E. Riverside Drive. Cost: $4-$5. (425-487-2441)

“Late Night Catechism”

Sun A performance of this Catholic comedy to benefit Safe Place for Newborns of Washington, a non-profit organization working to prevent the abandonment of newborns, 7 p.m. Sept. 18, St. Brendan Church, 10100 N.E. 192nd St. Tickets: $25. (425-485-4408)

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 Sept. 30 (except Sept. 16), Bothell Regional Library, 18215 98th Ave. N.E. (425-486-7811 or


Carnation Farmer’s Market

Ongoing Fresh produce and products from Snoqualmie Valley farms, 3-7 p.m. Tuesdays through Sept. 27, Tolt Avenue and West Bird Street. (425-333-6050 or

Swil Kanim

Plan Ahead Storytelling interwoven with violin, poetry and audience participation, 8-10 p.m. Oct. 1, Miller’s Community & Arts Center, 4597 Tolt Ave. (425-333-5007 or


“Trailer Tales: Weekend Safari”

Sat Theater Simple presents a series of dramatic vignettes in different areas of a family’s trailer camp site, with audience interaction with the “trailer family;” donations of non-perishable food, toilet paper and personal hygiene items will be collected for Holy Innocents food bank; 2 p.m., 3:30 p.m. and 5 p.m. Sept. 17, McCormick Park, Northeast Stephens Street and Main Street. (425-788-2983 or


Friends of Issaquah Library Meeting

Ongoing 7 p.m. Sept. 14, Issaquah Library, 10 W. Sunset Way (425-392-5430 or

Issaquah Chorale Auditions

Ongoing Singers in all voice parts with choral experience who can read music may audition for the 2005-06 season, which will include a performance at Benaroya Hall, by appointment, Shepherd of the Hills Lutheran Church, 24850 S.E. Issaquah-Fall City Road (register: 425-392-8446 or

“Once on This Island”

Starts Wed Village Theatre presents the tale of what happens when island gods interfere in a love affair between a peasant girl and an aristocrat, Sept. 14-Oct. 23, with shows at 8 p.m. Wednesdays-Saturdays; 2 p.m. Saturdays-Sundays (except Oct. 1); 7 p.m. Sundays (except Sept. 18 and Oct. 23); 8 p.m. Oct. 18, Francis Gaudette Theatre, 303 Front St. N. Tickets: $24-$48. (425-932-2202 or

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).

Artists in Action

Sat Northwest China Painters Guild annual show, with demonstrations and a variety of painted china objects on display, 9 a.m.-2 p.m. Sept. 17, Pickering Barn, 1730 10th Ave. N.W. (206-399-5779)

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)

Strategy Games Club

Plan Ahead For students in grades 6-12; refreshments; 2:30-4:30 p.m. Sept. 30, Issaquah Library, 10 W. Sunset Way. (425-392-5430 or


Good Ol’ Days Festival

Fri-Sun 5K Fun Run, street fair with live music, carnival, chalk art festival, car show, parade and fireworks, 11 a.m.-10 p.m. Sept. 17, with 5 p.m. parade and 8:30 p.m. fireworks. Most events outside City Hall, 6700 N.E. 181st St.; fireworks at Tracy Owen Station at Log Boom Park, Northeast 175th Street and 60th Place Northeast. Carnival hours: 3-10 p.m. Friday; noon-10 p.m. Saturday; noon-5 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 16-18. (425-398-8900, ext. 345 or

Evening Book Discussion Group

Plan Ahead “The God of Small Things,” by Arundhati Roy, 7 p.m. Sept. 26, Kenmore Library, 18138 73rd Ave. N.E. Oct. 31: “Daughter of Fortune,” by Isabel Allende. (425-486-8747 or


Kirkland Wednesday Market

Ongoing Flowers, crafts and produce, 11:30 a.m.-6:30 p.m. Wednesdays through Oct. 12, with extended hours and live music until 10 p.m. the third Wednesday of the month, Park Lane East between Third and Main streets. Free parking available in the Kirkland Library parking garage, 308 Kirkland Ave. (425-893-8766 or

Angel Care Celebration

Thur Release party, with wine, cheese and the 2006 Angel Care Breast Cancer Foundation calendar models, 7-9 p.m. Sept. 15, Parkplace Books, 348 Parkplace Center. (425-828-6546 or

Teen Concerts

Sat All-ages venue, with local performers, 7 p.m., Kirkland Teen Union Building, 348 Kirkland Ave. Cost: $5. Sept. 16: This Providence, Forgive Durden, The Scene Aesthetic and Oceans in Oblivion. Sept. 17: Autumn Poetry, Ancille and Beestings. Sept. 24: Primacy Effect, Submotive, Omni and Upinatem (425-822-3088 or

Socrates Café

Fri Monthly philosophical discussion group, 7 p.m. Sept. 16, ParkPlace Books, 348 Parkplace Center. (425-828-6546)

“Firefly” Mini-Marathon

Sat Screening of four episodes of the sci-fi TV-show “Firefly” and trailer for the up-coming movie, sing-a-long and costume contest, 7 p.m. Sept. 17, Kirkland Performance Center, 350 Kirkland Ave. Tickets: $7.50. (425-893-9900 or

Come Sail Away With Me

Sat Northwest recording artist Beverly Graham gives a benefit performance for Operation Sack Lunch on a Lake Washington cruise aboard the M.S. Kirkland; includes dinner and silent auction, 5:30 p.m. boarding at Marina Park, 25 Lakeshore Plaza. Tickets: $70-$120. (Reservations:866-277-9252 or

Ikebana Exhibit

Sat-Sun The Ikenobo Ikebana Society presents an exhibit of traditional Japanese flower arranging, 10 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Saturday; 1-4:30 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 17-18, Kirkland Library, 308 Kirkland Ave. (425-822-2459)

Kirkland Triathlon

Sun Solo and relay team “sprint” triathlon, with half-mile or quarter-mile swim, 12-mile bike ride and three-mile run, also a bike/run duathlon; adult and youth divisions; 7 a.m. Sept. 18, starting from Houghton Beach Park, 5811 Lake Washington Blvd. N.E. Cost: $25-$70. (425-822-7066; register:

Meditation the Easy Way

Tues Annie Skipper discusses how to tap into creative, satisfying experiences through meditation, 7:30 p.m. Sept. 19, Kirkland Library, 308 Kirkland Ave. (register: 425-822-2459)

PacNW Bookclub

Mon Discuss books by Pacific Northwest authors, featuring “Broken for You” by Stephanie Kallos, 7 p.m. Sept. 19, ParkPlace Books, 348 Parkplace Center (425-828-6546).

Knit In

Tues Bring your yarn and needles, all levels welcome; 7 p.m. Sept. 20, Kirkland Library, 308 Kirkland Ave. (425-822-2459)

Mother-Daughter Book Club

Tues “Finding Becca,” by Ann Rinaldi, 7 p.m. Sept. 20; for daughters age 12-15, Kingsgate Library, 12315 N.E. 143rd St. (425-821-7686 or

Teen Science Fiction/Fantasy Book Club

Plan Ahead “There Will Be Dragons,” by John Ringo, 5:30 p.m. Sept. 21, Kingsgate Library, 12315 N.E. 143rd St. (425-821-7686 or

Friends of the Kingsgate Library Meeting

Plan Ahead 7:30 p.m. Sept. 21, Kingsgate Library, 12315 N.E. 143rd St. (425-821-7686 or

French Conversation Club

Plan Ahead All ages and language skill levels welcome, 7-9 p.m. Sept. 26, Kirkland Library, 308 Kirkland Ave. (425-822-2459 or

The Reading Circle Bookclub

Plan Ahead “A Blade of Grass,” by Lewis DeSoto, 7 p.m. Sept. 27, ParkPlace Books, 348 Parkplace Center. (425-828-6546)

“The Gentleman From Finland”

Plan Ahead Author Robert Goldstein discusses his adventures on the Trans-Siberian Express, 7 p.m. Sept. 28, ParkPlace Books, 348 Parkplace Center. (425-828-6546)

Mercer Island

Vocal Lessons

Tues Pacific Sound Chorus, a women’s a cappella ensemble, will host free lessons for local women and high school students, 7 p.m. Sept. 20 and 27, Stroum Jewish Community Center, 3801 E. Mercer Way. (425-820-9825 or

North Bend

North Bend Farmer’s Market

Ongoing Fresh produce, flowers, plants, crafts and entertainment, 9 a.m.-2 p.m., Saturdays through Oct. 1, Mount Si Senior Center, 411 Main Ave. S. (425-888-3434)


Shoes For Orphan Souls

Ongoing Donations of new shoes, socks and shoelaces suitable for children ages 5-10 will be collected to benefit the Assistance League of the Eastside’s Operation School Bell program, 10 a.m.-9 p.m. Mondays-Saturdays, 11 a.m.-7 p.m. Sundays, through Sept. 30, Redmond Town Center Information Central, 16495 N.E. 74th St. (425-867-0808 or

Bi-Lingual Story Times

Ongoing Books, songs and activities in Japanese, Russian or Spanish for children with an adult: Japanese: 7 p.m. Sept. 15; Russian: 11 a.m. Sept. 19; Spanish: 7 p.m. Sept. 22. Redmond Regional Library, 15990 N.E. 85th St. (425-885-1861 or

Corn Maze

Ongoing Wander this year’s maze cut in the shape of the classic American painting “American Gothic,” 10 a.m.-5:30 p.m. Thursdays-Sundays through Sept. 30, 10 a.m.-9 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays, Oct. 1-31, South 47 Farm, 15410 N.E. 124th St. Cost: $4.50-$5.50. (425-869-9777 or

“We’re No Angels”

Starts Thur Comedy about three escaped convicts plotting to rob a general store who decide to help instead when they see the family’s financial woes. Opens with a pay-what-you-can preview at 8:15 p.m. Sept. 15 and continues through Oct. 8, with shows at 8:15 p.m. Fridays-Saturdays and 2:15 p.m. Oct. 2. Two-for-one ticket night: Sept. 17 (advanced tickets only). SecondStory Repertory, 16587 N.E. 74th St. Tickets: $18-$24. (425-881-6777 or

South 47 Farm

Ongoing Organic U-pick and fresh produce, 10 a.m.-5:30 p.m. Thursdays-Saturdays through Oct. 31, South 47 Farm, 15410 N.E. 124th St. (425-869-9777 or

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. Sept. 16: Flowers and Bees. (425-869-9777 or

Sophisticated Swing Big Band

Fri Dance to the music of the 30s, 40s and 50s, 1-3:30 p.m. Sept. 16, Redmond Senior Center, 8703 160th Ave. N.E. Cost. $3. (425-556-2314)

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. Sept. 24: Music by Jean Mann. Oct. 1: Redmond Historical Society display. (425-556-0636 or

A Harvest of Words

Sat Writers’ retreat, with writing exercises, workshops and expert panel question-and-answer session, 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Sept. 17, South 47 Farm, 15410 N.E. 124th St. Cost: $65. (register: 425-483-4645 or

Canine Classic

Sat Humane Society benefit event, with 3K Walk for the Animals, demonstrations, live music, Reading with Rover area, Pet Idol contest, vendor booths, pet adoption booths and food for people and pets, 9:30 a.m.-4 p.m. Sept. 17, Redmond Town Center, 16495 N.E. 74th St. (425-867-0808 or


Books at Lunch Bunch

Wed “The House on Mango Street,” by Sandra Cisneros; bring a sack lunch; 12:30 p.m. Sept. 14, Fairwood Library, 17009 140th Ave. S.E. (425-226-0522 or

Master Gardeners at the Library

Sat 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

Farmers Market at the Piazza

Ends Tues Fresh local produce, gourmet food items, Master Gardeners booth, cooking demonstrations, music and children’s activities, 3-7 p.m. Sept. 20, Piazza Park, South Third Street and Burnett Avenue South. (425-226-4560 or

Lively Minds Book Group

Tues “Don’t Let’s Go to the Dogs Tonight,” by Alexandra Fuller, 7:30 p.m. Sept. 20, Fairwood Library, 17009 140th Ave. S.E. (425-226-0522 or

Teen Advisory Council

Tues An opportunity for ages 12-18 to earn community service hours and gain leadership experience, 7 p.m. Sept. 28, Fairwood Library, 17009 140th Ave. S.E. (425-226-0522)


Sammamish Book Discussion Group

Plan Ahead “A Tree Grows in Brooklyn,” by Betty Smith, 7 p.m. Sept. 21, Sammamish Library, 825 228th Ave. N.E. Oct. 19: “Time Traveler’s Wife,” by Audrey Niffenegger. (425-836-8793 or


Fall Recycling Event

Sat City residents may recycle tires, automotive products, batteries, electronic equipment, household goods and clothing, propane tanks, appliances, metal, porcelain toilets and sinks, cardboard and bulky wood items; fees and limits on some items; 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Sept. 17, Woodinville Park & Ride, 17800 140th Ave. N.E. (425-489-2700, Ext. 2240 or

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. Sept. 17: Honey Fest. Oct. 1: Market BBQ and Farm Fresh Drawing. (206-546-7960 or

Kingsgate/Woodinville Libraries Book Discussion Group

Plan Ahead “Girl With A Pearl Earring,” by Tracy Chevalier, 10 a.m.-noon, Sept. 24, Woodinville Library, 17105 Avondale Rd. N.E. Oct. 29: “Leap of Faith: Memoirs of an Unexpected Life,” by Queen Noor at Kingsgate. (425-821-7686 or

Compiled by Nyssa Rogers

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