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Bellevue Farmers Market

Ongoing Fresh produce, flowers, baked goods, meats, eggs, cheese, seafood, nuts and honey; dinner items available, 3-7 p.m. Thursdays through Oct. 13, First Presbyterian Church of Bellevue, 1717 Bellevue Way N.E. June 23: Cooking demonstration by RainCity Cooking School. Information: 425-454-8474

Outdoor Activities of the Early Eastside

Ongoing Exhibit of historical memorabilia and photographs depicting outdoor activities in earlier days, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Mondays-Saturdays through June, Eastside Heritage Center at Winters House, 2102 Bellevue Way S.E. Information: 425-452-2752

Right Livelihood

Thur Discussion hosted by the Northwest Theosophical Society, 7:30-8:45 p.m. June 16, Bellevue Regional Library, 1111 110th Ave. N.E. Information: 425-644-7725

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. Information: 425-644-1111 or


Thur Viewing and discussion of the video “Turning Points: Stories of Life & Change in the Church,” 7 p.m. June 16, First United Methodist Church, 1934 108th Ave. N.E. Information: 206-325-7724 or 425-483-6642

Late Night Music at Crossroads Bellevue

Fri-Sat Live music, 7:30-10 p.m., Crossroads Bellevue, 15600 N.E. Eighth St. June 17: Duwamish Dixieland Band. June 18: Jazz, Latin, blues and funk with the Christopher Gross Ensemble. Information: 425-644-1111 or

Summer Solstice Dance

Sat Live music by the 20-piece band Sound of Swing, 8-10 p.m. June 18, North Bellevue Community Center, 4063 148th Ave. N.E. Tickets: $5 per person. Information: 425-452-7681

Bellevue Arts Museum Opening

Starts Sat The newly remodeled gallery spaces open for a free weekend June 18-19, Bellevue Arts Museum, 510 Bellevue Way N.E. Gallery hours: 10 a.m.-5:30 p.m. Tuesdays-Thursdays and Saturdays; 10 a.m.-9 p.m. Fridays; 11 a.m.-5:30 p.m. Sundays. Cost: $5-$7; children under 6 free. Information: 425-519-0770 or

Teen Summer Reading Kick-Off

Sat Games, “Dance Dance Revolution” Challenge, sign-ups for the Teen Summer Reading Challenge and silent BookBucks auction, 1-4 p.m. June 18, Lake Hills Library, 15228 Lake Hills Blvd. Information: 425-747-3350 or

Mercer Slough Canoe Tours

Ongoing A four-mile, three-hour guided 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. Registration: 425-452-6885

Food Frenzy

Sat Renton Technical College culinary students give cooking demonstrations and provide recipes, noon-1 p.m. June 18, Factoria Mall, 4055 Factoria Blvd. S.E. Information: 425-747-7344

Beginning Library Catalog Class

Mon Learn how to look up books, videos, music and children’s materials in the KCLS Library catalog and how to manage your account online, 9:30-11 a.m. June 20, Lake Hills Library, 15228 Lake Hills Blvd. Information: 425-747-3350 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. June 22, Lake Hills Library, 15228 Lake Hills Blvd. Information: 425-747-3350 or

Singer-Songwriter Showcase

Plan Ahead Live music, 6:30-8 p.m. second and fourth Thursdays, Crossroads Bellevue, 15600 N.E. Eighth St. June 23: Hans York’s eclectic offerings. June 30: Bluesy folk with Ron Dalton. Information: 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 June 27. Meet before 9 a.m. at the north end of the Newport Hills Park & Ride, Lake Washington Boulevard Southeast and 112th Place Southeast. Bellevue Cost: $2. Information: 425-746-6351 or

Game Day

Plan Ahead Play board games and cards with other local teens, 3:30-5 p.m. June 29, Lake Hills Library, 15228 Lake Hills Blvd. Information: 425-747-3350 or


Greater Bothell Chamber of Commerce Open House

Thur Celebration of the Chamber’s first year, with food, prizes, business displays and socializing, 5-7:30 p.m. June 16, Monte Villa Farmhouse, 3330 Monte Villa Parkway. Information: 425-485-4353 or

Bothell Farmers Market

Ongoing Locally grown produce, flowers and 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. June 17: Paul Fedorowica plays the accordion. June 24: Charlie Spring’s guitar music. Information: 425-483-2250 or

Pancake Breakfast

Sat 8-11:30 a.m. June 18, Northshore Senior Center, 10201 E. Riverside Drive. Cost: $4-$5. Reservations: 425-487-2441

PT Cruiser Auto Show

Sat Awards for best car and best trunk display, noon-3 p.m. June 18, Country Village Bothell, 23718 Seventh Ave. S.E. Cost: $5 car entry fee; spectators free. Information: 206-367-9452 or

Father’s Day Car Show

Sun Ninth annual vintage car show, with live music, noon-3 p.m. June 19, Country Village Bothell, 23718 Seventh Ave. S.E. Information: 206-367-9452 or

Twisted Tales

Tues Seattle Knights bring literary characters and fairy tales to life followed by a chance to try medieval armor and weapons, 7 p.m. June 21, Bothell Regional Library, 18215 98th Ave. N.E. Information: 425-486-7811 or

Retirement Communities: What You Need to Know

Plan Ahead What to look for, ask and consider, and information on state funding, 9:30-11 a.m. June 22, Northshore Senior Center, 10201 E. Riverside Drive. Registration: 425-487-2441

The Dragon Who Came to Visit

Plan Ahead Mad Science leads a scientific adventure to rid a castle of an unwelcome dragon; ages 3 and older with an adult, 7 p.m. June 28, Bothell Regional Library, 18215 98th Ave. N.E. Information: 425-486-7811 or


Lake Baikal Benefit

Wed Slide show about Lake Baikal in Siberia, the oldest and deepest lake in the world, and efforts to preserve its unique ecosystem; proceeds benefit the preservation effort, 7 p.m. June 15, Miller’s Community & Art Center, 4597 Tolt Ave. Information: 425-222-6655 or

Open Hearth Cooking

Sat-Sun Demonstrations of 14th century spit-roasting, boiling and baking techniques, with tips for cooking in a modern fireplace, noon-5 p.m. June 18-19, Camlann Medieval Village, 10320 Kelly Road N.E. Cost: $2-$5. Information: 425-788-8624 or

Carnation Farmer’s Market

Ongoing Fresh produce from Snoqualmie Valley farms: tomato and herb plants, honey lavender and baked goods, 3-7 p.m. Tuesdays through Sept. 27, Tolt Avenue and West Bird Street. Information: 425-333-6050


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. June 24-25, Tolt Middle School, 3740 Tolt Ave. Information: 206-296-4692 or


Poetry Reading and Open Mike

Mon Bruce Beasley reads, followed by open-mike readings, 6 p.m. sign-up, 7 p.m. reading, June 27, P&G Speakeasy Café, 15614 Main St. Information: 425-844-2766

Fall City


Starts Sat Classic musical of King Arthur and the knights of the round table performed in an outdoor forest setting, 8 p.m. Saturdays, 3 p.m. Saturdays and Sundays, June 18-July 24, Snoqualmie Falls Forest Theater, 36800 S.E. David Powell Rd. Tickets: $6-$16 at the door. Information: 425-222-7044 or

Fall City Days

Sat Arts and crafts fair, carnival, children’s activities, food booths, 5k/10k fun run/walk, parade, music and hoopfest, 9 a.m.-5 p.m. June 18 in downtown Fall City along Redmond-Fall City Road. Information: 425-222-6251 or


Natural Wonders: Artistic Impressions

Ongoing Show of 11 local artists’ interpretations of nature through photography, sculpture, painting, mixed media, drawing and metal work, 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 from 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. Thursdays-Saturdays. Information: 425-392-3500

The Music Man

Ongoing Village Theatre presents Meredith Willson’s classic musical about a traveling salesman trying to con a small town, through July 3, with shows at 8 p.m. Wednesdays-Saturdays and June 14 (except June 29); 2 p.m. Saturdays and Sundays; 7 p.m. Sundays (except June 26 and July 3), Francis J. Gaudette Theatre, 303 Front St. Tickets: $32-$45. Reservations: 425-392-2202 or

District-wide Middle School Dance

Fri For youth in grades 6-8 with ASB card (or other photo ID); refreshments available, 7-10 p.m. June 17, Issaquah Community Center, 301 Rainier Blvd. S. Dress code enforced; unescorted youths not permitted to leave before 10 p.m. Cost: $5. Information: 425-837-3317

The Tutor

Fri-Sun A musical tale of romance, art and what it really takes to get into Princeton; a fully-staged workshop presentation without costuming, 8 p.m. Friday and Saturday; 2 p.m. Sunday, June 17-19, Village Theatre’s First Stage, 120 Front St. Tickets: $8-$10. Reservations: 425-392-2202. Information:

Community Garden Weeding Party

Sat Help remove weeds from the wildflower section of the Pickering Community Garden; tools and gloves provided, 9 a.m.-noon, 1730 10th Ave. N.W. Registration: 425-837-6442

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. Information: 425-837-3311

Wonder Worms!

Plan Ahead Demonstrations and information on how to use inexpensive materials to make a worm bin for recycling kitchen scraps into compost, 9 a.m.-2 p.m. June 25, Pickering Barn, 1730 10th Ave. N.W. Information: 425-837-3442


The Dragon Who Came To Visit

Wed Mad Science leads a scientific adventure to rid a castle of an unwelcome dragon, followed by an ice cream social to kick off the children’s summer reading program, 7 p.m. June 15, Kenmore Library, 18138 73rd Ave. N.E. Information: 425-486-8747 or

Evening Book Discussion Group

Plan Ahead “Disobedience” by Jane Hamilton, 7 p.m. June 27, Kenmore Library, 18138 73rd Ave. N.E. July 25: “The Secret Life of Bees” by Sue Monk Kidd. Information: 425-486-8747 or


Teen Science Fiction/Fantasy Book Club

Wed “The Haunting of Alaizabel Cray,” by Chris Wooding, 5:30 p.m. June 15, Kingsgate Library, 12315 N.E. 143rd St. Information: 425-821-7686 or

Kirkland Wednesday Market

Ongoing Flowers, crafts and produce, 11:30 a.m.-6:30 p.m. 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. Information: 425-893-8766 or

Wednesday Night Live!

Ongoing The theater lobby becomes a cabaret with live entertainment; 21 and older only, 8-10 p.m. most Wednesdays through August, Kirkland Performing Arts Center, 350 Kirkland Ave. Cost: $3; wine and beer available. June 15: Open mike comedy. June 22: Karaoke night. June 29: Wine tasting; $5. Information: 425-893-9900

“Trompe l’Oeil”

Ongoing A collection of works that appear to be construction paper collages but are actually photo-realistic paintings, through July 10, Gunnar Nordstrom Gallery, 127 Lake St. S. Gallery hours: 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Mondays-Saturdays; 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Sundays. Information: 425-827-2822 or


Ongoing Color photographs of Japan by local photographer Rob Tilley, June 9-July 4, Parklane Gallery, 130 Park Lane. Gallery hours: 11 a.m.-7 p.m. Mondays-Thursdays; 11 a.m.-8 p.m. Fridays-Saturdays. Information: 425-827-1462 or

Anne Belov Exhibit

Ongoing Show of new landscape and still-life paintings from the artist’s recent travels to Italy, through July 11, Patricia Rovzar Gallery, 118 Central Way. Gallery hours: 10:30 a.m.-6 p.m. Mondays-Saturdays; 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Sundays. Information: 425-889-4627 or

Two Women Painters

Ongoing Exhibit of landscapes and still lifes by Cheri Christensen and expressive portraiture by Leslie Sandblute, through July 3, Howard/Mandville Gallery, 120 Park Lane, Suite D. Gallery hours: 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Mondays-Wednesdays, Fridays and Saturdays; 10 a.m.-9 p.m. Thursdays; 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Sundays. Information: 425-889-8212 or

Tim Dooley: Mixed-Product

Ongoing An exhibit of print images assembled into sculpture commenting on fear, hope, death, life, alienation and intimacy in the digital world, through Aug. 6, Kirkland Arts Center, 620 Market St. Gallery hours: 11 a.m.-6 p.m. Mondays-Fridays; 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturdays. Information: 425-822-7161 or

The Smoke Room

Thur Pacific Northwest author and firefighter Earl Emerson discusses his new novel, 7 p.m. June 16, Parkplace Books, 348 Parkplace Center. Information: 425-828-6546

McAuliffe Park Public Meeting

Thur Tour the park, review preliminary ideas and offer input to the city’s developing master plan for the park, 6:15 p.m. guided tours followed by a 7 p.m. meeting, June 16, McAuliffe Park, 10824 N.E. 116th St. Information: 425-587-3310 or

Socrates Café

Fri Monthly philosophical discussion group, 7 p.m. June 17, Parkplace Books, 348 Parkplace Center. Information: 425-828-6546

Making Choices: Achieving Wellness & Recovery

Tues Dr. John Childs, University of Washington professor of clinical psychiatry, discusses treatment options and realistic recovery goals for those diagnosed with schizophrenia, 7-9 p.m. June 21, Evergreen Hospital Medical Center, 12040 N.E. 128th St. Hosted by National Alliance for the Mentally Ill (NAMI) Eastside. Registration: 425-885-6264

SciFi at Parkplace Books

Plan Ahead Science fiction writers Brenda Cooper and Louise Marley discuss their new books, “Building Harlequin’s Moon” and “The Child Goddess,” 7 p.m. June 23, Parkplace Books, 348 Parkplace Center. Information: 425-828-6546

Teen Concerts

Plan Ahead Demur, Action Figure One, Death Waltz and TSB, 7 p.m., June 24; $5. Jade Ran Away, Paris in Arms, A Chance Without and The Synaptic Effect, 7 p.m. June 25; $5. Kirkland Teen Union Building, 348 Kirkland Ave. Information: 425-822-3088 or

Kingsgate/Woodinville Libraries Book Discussion Group

Plan Ahead “A Yellow Raft in Blue Water” by Michael Dorris, 10 a.m. June 25, Kingsgate Library, 12315 N.E. 143rd St. Information: 425-821-7686 or

“Music in the Park”

Plan Ahead Washington Wind Symphony performs an afternoon of warm sounds, great melodies and foot-tapping tunes to kick off summer, 3 p.m. June 26, Kirkland Performance Center, 350 Kirkland Ave. Tickets: $8. Reservations: 425-893-9900 or

French Conversation Club

Plan Ahead All ages and language skill levels welcome, 7-9 p.m. June 27, Kirkland Library, 308 Kirkland Ave. Information: 425-822-2459 or

The Reading Circle Bookclub

Plan Ahead “The Great Fire” by Shirley Hazzard, 7 p.m. June 28, Parkplace Books, 348 Parkplace Center. Information: 425-828-6546

Mercer Island

Master of Flowers

Ongoing Exhibit of paintings by local artist Genny Rees continues through June 30, Chamber Art Gallery, 7613 S.E. 27th St. Gallery hours: 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Mondays-Fridays. Information: 206-232-3404

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. Information: 425-888-3434

Fathers Day Volkswalk

Sun Northwest Striders Volkssport Club hosts a 5k/10k family-friendly walk along the Snoqualmie Valley Trail. Stroller-accessible route; leashed dogs welcome, 9 a.m.-noon registration with a 3 p.m. finish time, June 19, starting from Les Schwab Tire Company, 610 E. North Bend Way. Information: 425-888-0737

“I Capture the Castle”

Mon Watch the 2003 movie version of Dodie Smith’s 1948 novel about a family struggling to save its crumbling English castle, 5:30 p.m. June 20, North Bend Library, 115 E. Fourth St. Information: 425-888-0554 or


Bi-lingual Family Storytimes

Ongoing Books, songs and activities in Japanese, Russian or Spanish for children with an adult, Redmond Regional Library, 15990 N.E. 85th St. Japanese: 7 p.m. June 16. Russian: 11 a.m. June 20. Spanish: 7 p.m. June 23. Information: 425-885-1861. Information:

The Pirates of Penzance

Ends Sat Gilbert and Sullivan’s classic musical, 8:15 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays through June 18, SecondStory Repertory, 16587 N.E. 74th St. Tickets: $20-$24. Reservations: 425-881-6777 or

Sophisticated Swing Big Band

Fri Dance to the music of the 1930s, ’40s and ’50s, 1-3:30 p.m. June 17, Redmond Senior Center, 8703 160th Ave. N.E. Cost. $3. Information: 425-556-2314

Pancake Breakfast

Fri Pancakes, sausage and eggs with a side order of Barbershop Quartet, 10 a.m. June 17, Redmond Senior Center, 8703 160th Ave. N.E. Tickets: $3.50-$6.50. Reservations: 425-556-2314

All Ages Concerts

Fri Live music, 8 p.m. Fridays, Old Fire House, 16510 N.E. 79th St. Redmond Cost: $6. June 17: Dolour, The Dark Blues and Braden McKenna. Information: 425-556-2389 or

Redmond Saturday Market

Ongoing Fresh produce, flowers, vegetable starts, plants, organic meats and eggs, arts and crafts and entertainment, 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturdays through Oct. 29, 7730 Leary Way. June 18: 30th Anniversary Hoedown Celebration. Information: 425-556-0636

A Prarie Home Companion

Sun Garrison Keillor brings his popular down-home show to this outdoor venue, 7 p.m. rain or shine; doors open at 5:30 p.m. June 19, Marymoor Park Amphitheater, 6046 W. Lake Sammamish Parkway. Tickets: $38.50-$58.50. Reservations: 206-628-0888 or

End of School Bash

Tues Live music by local teen bands, barbecue, games, prizes, badminton and volleyball competitions, 3-6 p.m. with a 6-11 p.m. marathon concert, June 21, Old Firehouse Teen Center, 16510 N.E. 79th St. Cost: $5 for evening concert. Information: 425-556-2370

Picnic in the Park Concert Series

Plan Ahead Family friendly outdoor concert venue, with picnicking, food vendors and children under 12 admitted free to general admission seating, 7 p.m. rain or shine; doors open at 5:30 p.m., Marymoor Park Amphitheater, 6046 W. Lake Sammamish Parkway. Tickets: $20-$29.50. June 24: Gin Blossoms. June 25: Ottmar Liebert & Luna Negra. June 30: The Wallflowers. Reservations: 206-628-0888 or


Renton City Concert Band

Thur 70-piece band performs music from big band to Broadway, 7:30 p.m. June 16, Renton Ikea Performing Arts Center, 400 S. Second St. Tickets: $5-$7. Reservations: 425-430-6700


Ends Sun Classic musical of King Arthur, Guenevere, Lancelot and the Knights of the Round Table, 7:30 p.m. Thursday; 8 p.m. Friday and Saturday; 2 p.m. Sunday, Renton Civic Theatre, 507 S. Third St. Tickets: $15-$20. Reservations: 425-226-5529 or

Best Books for Teens

Thur Teens discuss the best books for 2005 and vote on “Hot Picks of the Month,” refreshments; for ages 12-18, 7 p.m. June 16, Fairwood Library, 17009 140th Ave. S.E. Information: 425-226-0522 or

Skyhoundz Frisbee Championship

Sat Dogs of all sized compete in flying disc events at this free event, 10 a.m. June 18, Cedar River Park, 1715 Maple Valley Highway. Information: 425-730-6700

Henry Moses Aquatic Center Opening Weekend

Starts Sat Two pools, water slides, wave pool, lazy river and children’s water play area, noon-3:30 p.m. and 4-7:30 p.m. sessions, Saturday and Sunday, June 18-19 and June 22-Sept. 5, 1719 Maple Valley Highway. Cost: $4-$12. Information: 425-430-6780 or

Lively Minds Book Group

Tues “The Known World” by Edward Jones, 7:30 p.m. June 21, Fairwood Library, 17009 140th Ave. S.E. Information: 425-226-0522 or

Farmers Market at the Piazza

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

Hands-On Palmistry for Teens

Plan Ahead Sheila Lyon, co-author of “Palms Up: A Handy Guide to 21st Century Palm Reading,” will dispel old palm reading myths, read palms and teach the major lines of the palm, 7 p.m. June 23, Fairwood Library, 17009 140th Ave. S.E. Information: 425-226-0522 or

City of Renton Swimming Beaches

Plan Ahead Opening weekend, with lifeguards on duty noon-8 p.m. daily June 25 through Sept. 5, Gene Coulon Memorial Beach, 1201 Lake Washington Blvd. N., and Kennydale Beach Park, 3600 Lake Washington Blvd. N. Information: 425-430-6700

Teen Creative Writing Workshop

Plan Ahead Writing exercises and tips for writers ages 12-18, 7 p.m. June 27, Fairwood Library, 17009 140th Ave. S.E. Information: 425-226-0522 or


Sammamish Book Discussion Group

Wed Share the book of your choice, 7 p.m. June 15, Sammamish Library, 825 228th Ave. N.E. . Information: 425-836-8793 or

Sammamish Summer Blast 2005

Plan Ahead Celebration with inflatable rides, carnival games, music, children’s activities, arts and crafts fair, community information booths, petting zoo, fire engine tours and teen night, 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday with 5-7 p.m. teen night; noon-5 p.m. Sunday, June 25-26, Redmond/Sammamish Boys & Girls Club field, 24120 N.E. Eighth St. Parking available at Inglewood Jr. High. Cost: $8-$18 for ride/game bracelet. Information: 425-836-9295 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. June 25: Strawberry Social. July 2: Market BBQ and Farm Fresh Drawing. Information: 206-546-7960 or

Compiled by Nyssa Rogers.

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