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Anime and Manga Appreciation Club

Wed Drawing techniques, character and story discussions; for ages 12-18, 3:30-5:30 p.m. Aug. 17, Lake Hills Library, 15228 Lake Hills Blvd. (425-747-3350 or


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Thur Provides support for parents, families and friends of lesbians and gays, 7 p.m. Aug. 18, 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. Sept. 8: Cooking demonstration, 3:30 p.m., chef Randy Robinson of Pogacha Restaurant. (425-454-8474 or

Live at Lunch Summer Concert Series

Ongoing Live music noon-1:30 p.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays through Sept. 15 at various downtown locations. Aug. 18: Michael Powers Group, jazz blues, Bellevue Galleria, 550 106th Ave. N.E. Aug. 23: Ian Dobson’s Caribbean jazz, One Twelfth at Twelfth, 1110 112th Ave. N.E. Aug. 30: Darren Motamedy, jazz saxophone, Newport Tower, 3625 132nd Ave. S.E. (425-453-1223 or

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

Slide Lecture: Whitesavage and Lyle

Fri Discussion of the artists’ combination of traditional blacksmithing methods and modern steel fabrication techniques, 6:30 p.m. Aug. 19, Bellevue Arts Museum Auditorium, 510 Bellevue Way N.E. Cost: $5 non-members. (425-519-0770).

Late Night Music at Crossroads

Fri-Sat Live music, 7:30-10 p.m., Crossroads Bellevue, 15600 N.E. Eighth St. Aug. 19: Del Rey & Steve James, hillbilly-smartypants-country blues. Aug. 20: Uptown Swing & Jazz, jazz from Dixie to modern. Aug. 26: Correo Aereo, traditional music of Latin America. Aug. 27: Ocho Pies, Latin and South American music. (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).


Sat Bellevue Youth Theatre production of Edgar Rice Burroughs’ tale, 1 and 7 p.m. Aug. 20, Theatre at Meydenbauer Center, 11100 N.E. Sixth St. Tickets: $8. (206-325-6500 or

Poetry Reading and Open Mike

Sun PoetsWest featured readers Linda Malnack, Rayn Roberts and Judith Skillman, followed by open-mike readings, 4:30-6 p.m. Aug. 21, Factoria Mall, 4055 Factoria Blvd. S.E. (206-354-3233 or

Birding the Hotspots

Mon Field trip to this month’s best birding location in King County, hosted by East Lake Washington Audubon Society, 9 a.m.-noon Aug. 22. 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. (425-450-0461 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. Aug. 24, Lake Hills Library, 15228 Lake Hills Blvd. (425-747-3350 or

5th Annual Rockaraoke Competition

Plan Ahead Local performers sing karaoke backed by a live rock-‘n’-roll band, noon-1:30 p.m. Aug. 25, Bellevue Galleria, 550 106th Ave. N.E. (425-543-3111 or

Singer-Songwriter Showcase

Plan Ahead Live music, 6:30-8 p.m. second and fourth Thursdays, Crossroads Bellevue, 15600 N.E. Eighth St. Aug. 25: Brad Warren. (425-644-1111 or

Game Day

Plan Ahead Play board games and cards with other local teens, 3:30-5 p.m. Aug. 31, Lake Hills Library, 15228 Lake Hills Blvd. (425-747-3350 or

Hospice Volunteer Training

Plan Ahead Group Health Hospice Program will offer a three-day training session for weekday hospice volunteers to stay in patients’ homes, assist with errands and household tasks and provide emotional support for terminally ill patients and their families, Sept. 14-16. Application deadline is Sept. 7 (425-556-6372).


Ballroom Dance

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

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. (425-483-2250 or

Book Review Group

Thur “Eleanor of Aquitane” by Allison Weir, 10-11:30 a.m. Aug. 19, Northshore Senior Center, 10201 E. Riverside Drive. (425-487-2441).

Music in the Park Concert Series

Ongoing 6:30-8 p.m. Fridays through Aug. 26, Park at Bothell Landing Amphitheater, 9919 N.E. 180th St. Aug. 19: Total Experience Gospel Choir. Aug. 26: Johnny Limbo and the Lugnuts, 50s & 60s hits. (425-486-2768, ext. 4422 or

Pancake Breakfast

Sat 8-11:30 a.m. Aug. 20, Northshore Senior Center, 10201 E. Riverside Drive. Cost: $4-$5. (425-487-2441).


Camlann Medieval Faire

Ongoing Recreated 14th-century village fair, with jousting, minstrels, craftspeople, games and food, 11:30 a.m.-6 p.m. Saturdays and Sundays through Aug. 28, Camlann Medieval Village, 10320 Kelley Road. (425-788-8624 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. Sept. 3, Miller’s Community & Arts Center, 4597 Tolt Ave. (425-333-5007 or


SummerStage 2005

Ongoing 5:30-7 p.m. children’s art activities; 6:30-8 p.m. concerts, Wednesdays through Aug. 31, McCormick Park, Northeast Stephens Street and Main Street. Rain site: Cherry Valley Elementary School multi-purpose room, 27601 N.E. Cherry Valley Rd. Aug. 17: Stickshift Annie with Kimball & the Fugitives, jazz blues. Aug. 24: Electric Bonsai Band, Hilary Field & Scott Katz, vocals & acoustic guitar. Aug. 31: Alice Stuart & the Formerlys, blues rock. (425-788-2983 or

Poetry Reading and Open Mike

Mon Margaret D. Smith reads from her work, followed by open-mike readings, 6 p.m. sign-up, 7 p.m. reading, Aug. 22, P&G Speakeasy Café, 15614 Main St. (425-844-2766 or

Library Bond Community Meeting

Mon Information about the latest library replacement bond actions and the progress on the Duvall Library replacement, 7-9 p.m. Aug. 22, Duvall Library, 15619 N.E. Main St. (425-369-3276 or

Fall City

Taming of the Shrew

Ongoing Shakespeare’s tale of the battle of the sexes performed in an outdoor forest setting; 8 p.m. Saturdays, 3 p.m. Saturdays and Sundays, through Sept. 4, Snoqualmie Falls Forest Theater, 36800 S.E. David Powell Rd. Tickets: $6-$16. (425-222-7044 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. (425-557-4200).

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. Thursday-Saturday. (425-392-3500).

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).

Concerts on the Green

Ongoing Picnicking at 6 p.m., music 7-8:30 p.m., Tuesdays through Aug. 30, Issaquah Community Center, 301 Rainier Blvd S. Food available; no pets. Aug. 23: Islanders Steel Drum Band, reggae. Aug. 30: Shelley and the Curves, pop/rock dance music. (425-837-3300 or

“Exquisitely Rendered Works in Wood”

Plan Ahead Artist’s reception for wood artist John Luke, 6-8 p.m. Aug. 26, Revolution Gallery, 317 N.W. Gilman Blvd. #26. (425-392-4982 or

Strategy Games Club

Plan Ahead For students grades 6-12; refreshments, 2:30-4:30 p.m. Aug. 26, Issaquah Library, 10 W. Sunset Way. (425-392-5430 or

Concert in Issaquah Highlands

Plan Ahead The Rockafellers play classic rock and pop; picnicking, 5:30-7 p.m. Aug. 27, Issaquah Highlands Central Park, 1907 N.E. Park Drive. (425-507-1111).


World Music in the Park

Ongoing 6:30-8 p.m. Thursdays through Aug. 25, Saint Edward State Park, 14445 Juanita Drive N.E. Food available. Aug. 18: Quetzal, Latin alternative music. Aug. 25: Merita Halili & Raif Hyseni Orchestra, Albanian urban folk. (425-602-3107 or

Evening Book Discussion Group

Plan Ahead “The No.1 Ladies’ Detective Agency,” by Alexander McCall Smith, 7 p.m. Aug. 29, Kenmore Library, 18138 73rd Ave. N.E. Sept. 26: “The God of Small Things,” by Arundhati Roy. (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

Children & Families Concert Series

Ends Wed Captain Bogg and Salty perform the final show of the series, 10 a.m. Aug. 17, Marina Park, 25 Lake Shore Plaza. (425-587-3350 or

“Glory After War”

Wed Author Colleen Cain reads and signs her new historical novel, 7 p.m. Aug. 17, Parkplace Books, 348 Parkplace Center. (425-828-6546).

Teen Science Fiction/Fantasy Book Club

Wed “Sign of the Qin,” by Laura Geringer Bass, 5:30 p.m. Aug. 17, Kingsgate Library, 12315 N.E. 143rd St. (425-821-7686 or

Wednesday Night Live!

Ends Wed Karaoke night in the theater lobby cabaret for the final night of the series; 21 and older, 8-10:30 p.m. Aug. 17, Kirkland Performing Arts Center, 350 Kirkland Ave. Cost: $3; wine and beer available. (425-893-9900).

Summer Performing Arts Series

Ends Thur Buck Owens cover band The Buckaroosters plays the final concert of the series, 7 p.m. Aug. 18, Marina Park, 25 Lake Shore Plaza. Parking at the Kirkland Library, 308 Kirkland Ave. (425-587-3350 or

“Dead Man Docking”

Thur Author Mary Daheim read and signs her latest “Bed-And-Breakfast” series novel, 7 p.m. Aug. 18, Parkplace Books, 348 Parkplace Center. (425-828-6546).

Socrates Café

Fri Monthly philosophical discussion group, 7 p.m. Aug. 19, Parkplace Books, 348 Parkplace Center. (425-828-6546).

Teen Concerts

Ongoing All-ages venue with local performers, 7 p.m., Kirkland Teen Union Building, 348 Kirkland Ave. Cost: $5. Aug. 19: The Defenestrators, Glass Ships, No Mans Left and Rising Sun. Aug. 26: Speaker Speaker, Three Dollar Buzz, Shades of Fire and Ray Quist. Aug. 27: Martyr Reef, Dating Delilah, Hypatia Lake and Roundabout. (425-822-3088 or

Square Dancing

Sun The Samena Square Dance Club performs and demonstrates modern square dancing and line dancing, 1-4 p.m. Aug. 21, Marina Park, 25 Lakeshore Plaza. (425-823-0571).

French Conversation Club

Mon All ages and language skill levels welcome, 7-9 p.m. Aug. 22, Kirkland Library, 308 Kirkland Ave. (425-822-2459 or

Book Bunch at Lunch

Tues Read any book by author of the week Bruce Coville and discuss it over a brown bag lunch; ages 8-12, noon Aug. 23, Kingsgate Library, 12315 N.E. 143rd St. (425-821-7686 or

The Reading Circle Bookclub

Tues “American Pastoral,” by Philip Roth, 7 p.m. Aug. 23, Parkplace Books, 348 Parkplace Center. Sept. 27: “A Blade of Grass,” by Lewis DeSoto. (425-828-6546).

Kingsgate/Woodinville Libraries Book Discussion Group

Plan Ahead “The Mapmaker’s Wife: A True Tale of Love, Murder and Survival in the Amazon,” by Robert Whitaker, 10 a.m.-noon. Aug. 27, Kingsgate Library, 12315 N.E. 143rd St. Sept. 24: “Girl With A Pearl Earring,” by Tracy Chevalier. (425-821-7686 or

Kirkland Choral Society

Plan Ahead Open auditions for singers with experienced musical backgrounds and ability to read music, by appointment, 4-8 p.m. Aug. 28 and 6-9 p.m. Aug. 31, Lake Washington United Methodist Church, 7525 132nd Ave. N.E. (register:425-827-5383 or


Concerts in the Park

Ongoing 6:30-8 p.m. Wednesdays through Aug. 24, Lake Boren Park, 10310 S.E. 84th Way. Aug. 17: Brickhouse Band, dance music. Aug. 24: Cherokee, country rock. (425-649-4444 or

Movies in the Park

Ends Fri “Shark Tale” starts at dusk Aug. 19, Lake Boren Park, 10310 S.E. 84th Way. (425-649-4444 or

North Bend

North Bend Farmer’s Market

Ongoing Fresh produce, flowers, plants, crafts and entertainment, 3-7 p.m. Thursdays through Aug 25; 9 a.m.-2 p.m., Saturdays through Oct. 1, Mount Si Senior Center, 411 Main Ave. S. (425-888-3434).

Friends of the North Bend Annual Book Sale

Starts Sat Proceeds help fund special programs, 10:30 a.m.-8:30 p.m. Mondays-Thursdays; 10:30 a.m.-6 p.m. Fridays; 10:30 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturdays; 1-5 p.m. Sundays, Aug. 20-Sept. 4, North Bend Library, 115 E. Fourth St. (425-888-0554 or


Summer Concert Series

Ongoing 4 p.m. artwalk and children’s activities, 6:30 p.m. music, Wednesdays through Aug. 24, Redmond Town Center, 16495 N.E. 74th St. Aug. 17: Type A Band, dance and disco hits. Aug. 24: Nadine Shanti, pop/jazz. (425-867-0808 or

4 Alarm Concert Series

Ongoing Free all-ages concerts by local performers, 6:30 p.m. Wednesdays through Aug. 24, Old Fire House Teen Center, 16510 N.E. 79th St. Aug. 17: Some By Sea, Holy Ghost Revival and The Robot Ate Me. Aug. 24: Calvin Johnson & Friends. (425-556-2370 or

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

“The Complete History of America (Abridged)”

Ongoing Three actors attempt to portray the history of the U.S. in 90 minutes, 8:15 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays through Aug. 27 and Sept. 9-10; 2:15 p.m. matinee Aug. 21, SecondStory Repertory, 16587 N.E. 74th St. Tickets: $18-$24. (425-881-6777 or

Movies @ Marymoor

Ongoing Picnicking and outdoor movies, with a portion of the proceeds donated to local non-profits; 7 p.m., with movies at dusk, Wednesdays through Aug. 31, Marymoor Park, 6046 W. Lake Sammamish Parkway N.E. Cost: $5-$15 suggested donation. Aug. 17: “Breaking Away,” Marymoor Velodrome Association. Aug. 24: “Bend It Like Beckham,” Lake Washington Soccer Association. Aug. 31: “Napoleon Dynamite,” Friends of Marymoor Park. (206-296-4999 or

South 47 Farm

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

Sophisticated Swing Big Band

Fri Dancing to the music of the 30s, 40s and 50s, 1-3:30 p.m. Aug. 19, Redmond Senior Center, 8703 160th Ave. N.E. Cost. $3. (425-556-2314).

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. Aug. 19: The Hollowpoints, The Recliners, Bad Otis and Contra. Aug. 20: The Damzels, Victor Van Slyk, The Batteries and Harlequin Fetus. Aug. 26: Shannon Roach farewell party, 3-6 p.m.; United State of Electronica at 8 p.m. Sept. 2: Super secret show with These Arms are Snakes. (425-556-2389 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 farm stand at 10:15 a.m., South 47 Farm, 14510 N.E. 124th St. Cost: $5 per child. Aug. 19: “Fruits and Vegetables.” (425-869-9777 or

Picnic in the Park Concert Series

Ends Fri Family-friendly outdoor concert venue, with picnicking and food vendors; 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; children under 12 free general admission. Aug. 19: Delbert McClinton. (206-628-0888 or

Living Joy-Full-Ly Seminar

Sat Learn how people hold themselves back from personal joy and how to overcome that, 10 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Aug. 20, Redmond Regional Library, 15990 N.E. 85th St. (register:425-885-1861 or

Melon Celebration

Sat Melon tasting, wagon rides, storytelling, farm animals, U-pick produce and refreshments, 10 a.m.-5:30 p.m. Aug. 20, South 47 Farm, 15410 N.E. 124th St. (425-869-9777 or

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. Aug. 20: Kid’s Day, youth can register to sell their handcrafted items. Aug. 27: Music by the Djangomatics. (425-556-0636 or

Kings, Castles and Cockroaches!

Plan Ahead Sir Sound-a-Lot uses props and music to tell stories from the Middle Ages, 7 p.m. Aug. 25, Redmond Regional Library, 15990 N.E. 85th St. (425-885-1861).

Evening Book Discussion

Plan Ahead “A Bend in the River,” by V.S. Naipaul, 7:30 p.m. Sept. 1, Redmond Regional Library, 15990 N.E. 85th St. Oct. 6: “Purple Hibiscus,” by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie. (425-885-1861 or


Kidd Valley Family Concert Series

Ends Wed Northwest acoustic duo Tingstad and Rumbel play the final concert of the series, 7 p.m. Aug. 17, Gene Coulon Memorial Beach Park, 1201 Lake Washington Blvd. N. (425-430-6700 or

Best Books for Teens

Wed Pizza party to wrap up the summer’s discussions of the best books for 2005; for ages 12-18, 6 p.m. Aug. 18, Fairwood Library, 17009 140th Ave. S.E. (425-226-0522).

Cinema on the Piazza

Ongoing Live music, best “urban campsite” contest and food, 7 p.m., with an outdoor movie at dusk; Saturdays through Aug. 27, Piazza Park, South Third Street and Burnett Avenue South. Blankets and low-backed chairs only. Aug. 20: A Cappella Flavor; “Sound of Music” sing-along. Aug. 27: Darren Montamedy, jazz; “Lord of the Rings.” (425-226-4560 or

Farmers Market at the Piazza

Ongoing Fresh local produce, gourmet food items, 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. (425-226-4560 or

Teen Advisory Council

Plan Ahead An opportunity for youths ages 12-18 to earn community-service hours and gain leadership experience, 7 p.m. Aug. 25, Fairwood Library, 17009 140th Ave. S.E. (425-226-0522).


Sammamish Book Discussion Group

Wed “The Master Butchers Singing Club,” by Louise Erdich, 7 p.m. Aug. 17, Sammamish Library, 825 228th Ave. N.E. Sept. 21: “A Tree Grows in Brooklyn,” by Betty Smith. (425-836-8793 or

Summer Nights in the Park

Ongoing Picnicking at 5 p.m., concert 6:30-8 p.m., Thursdays through Aug. 25, Pine Lake Park, 2615 228th Ave. S.E. Food available. Parking at Discovery Elementary, 2300 228th Ave. S.E. Aug. 18: Route 66, big band swing. Aug. 25: Sammamish Symphony. (425-898-0660 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. Aug. 20: Farm Fresh Cooking Demo. Sept. 3: 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Wood Turning Demo. (206-546-7960 or

Poetry Reading and Open Mike

Plan Ahead PoetsWest featured readers Idore Anschell, John Burgess and Nick Harris, followed by open-mike readings, 7 p.m. Aug. 31, Barnes & Noble Booksellers, 18025 Garden Way N.E. (206-682-1268 or

Compiled by Nyssa Rogers

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