Bellevue 5th Annual Rockaraoke Competition Thur Local performers sing karaoke backed by a live rock-'n'-roll band, noon-1:30 p.m. Aug. 25, Bellevue Galleria, 550...

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5th Annual Rockaraoke Competition

Thur 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

Bellevue Farmers Market

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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

Singer-Songwriter Showcase

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

Late Night Music at Crossroads

Fri-Sat Live music, 7:30-10 p.m., Crossroads Bellevue, 15600 N.E. Eighth St. Aug. 26: Correo Aereo, traditional music of Latin America. Aug. 27: Ocho Pies, Latin and South American music. (425-644-1111 or

Penny Arcade Expo

Fri-Sun Video and role-play gaming conference, with tournaments, free-play rooms, demos, expert panels, concerts and guest appearance by the creators of Red vs. Blue, 3 p.m.-2 a.m. Friday; 10 a.m.-2 a.m. Saturday; 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 26-28, Meydenbauer Center, 11100 N.E. Sixth St. Cost: $15-$20 per day. (206-369-4953or

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).

Japanese Tea Ceremony

Sat The Urasenke Foundation demonstrates the tradition of Rikyu, the 16th-century Way of Tea, 1-3 p.m. Aug. 27, Bellevue Arts Museum Auditorium, 510 Bellevue Way N.E. (425-519-0770 or

Curious George

Sat Hugs, photos and autographs with the mischievous monkey, 10:33 a.m. Aug. 27, Barnes & Noble Booksellers, 626 106th Ave. N.E. (425-451-8463).

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. 30: Darren Montamedy, jazz saxophone; Newport Tower, 3625 132nd Ave. S.E. Sept. 1: Nowhere Men, Beatles classics; Bellevue Galleria, 550 106th Ave. N.E. (425-453-1223 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

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

Kiwanis Club of Bellevue Luncheon Meeting

Plan Ahead Features guest speaker King County Sheriff Sue Rahr, noon Sept. 1, Paragon Hotel, 818 112th Ave. N.E. Cost: $15.25 for lunch; non-members welcome. (425-453-9948).

Write On! Writing Group

Plan Ahead Fun writing exercises and creative ideas for youths 12-18, 3:30-5:30 p.m. Sept. 7, 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).


Music in the Park Concert Series

Ends Fri 6:30-8 p.m. Fridays through Aug. 26, Park at Bothell Landing Amphitheater, 9919 N.E. 180th St. Aug. 26: Johnny Limbo and the Lugnuts, 50s & 60s hits. (425-486-2768, ext. 4422 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. (425-483-2250 or


Sun Community festival with vintage car show, free children’s activities and inflatable rides, arts and crafts, community information booths, concert and food, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Aug. 28, along 101st Avenue Northeast between Main Street and N.E. 185th Street. (425-486-2768, ext. 4422).

The Summits of Bothell

Sun 35-mile street cycling event topping seven summits with ascent grades ranging from 14-18 percent and ice cream at the finish line, 7-10 a.m. registration and start, Aug. 28, starting from University of Washington Bothell upper south parking lot, 18345 Campus Way N.E. Cost: $25. (425-486-8152, ext. 4466 or

Pancake Breakfast

Plan Ahead 8-11:30 a.m. Sept. 3, Northshore Senior Center, 10201 E. Riverside Drive. Cost: $4-$5. (425-487-2441).

Dahlia Show

Plan Ahead Annual Seattle Dahlia Society event with thousands of flowers on display, 12:30-5 p.m. Saturday; noon-5 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 3-4, Courtyard Hall at Country Village Bothell, 23732 Bothell-Everett Highway. (206-367-5647 or


Northwest Farming for Humanity Work Party

Sat Help pick mixed vegetables for Hopelink food banks, 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Aug. 27, Full Circle Organic Farm, 31904 N.E. Eighth St. (register: 206-783-3088 or

Camlann Medieval Faire

Ends Sun 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. Cost: $6-$9; under 5 free. (425-788-8624 or

Classical Piano Concert

Sat Pianist John Riley will play selections from Schumann, Debussy and Beethoven, 7 p.m. Aug. 27, Miller’s Community & Arts Center, 4597 Tolt Ave. (425-333-5007 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

Clyde Hill

Community Celebration 2005

Fri-Sat Outdoor movie, “National Treasure,” 7:30 p.m. Friday; classic car show, chalk art contest, hotdog barbecue, carnival games, music and adult softball game, noon-5 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 26-27, Clyde Hill Elementary School, 9601 N.E. 24th St. (425-453-7800 or

Circle the Hill Race

Sat 4-mile/6.4K race and community walk over rolling hills with views of Lake Washington, the Olympics, the Cascades and the Seattle skyline; youth and adult divisions and chip timing, 8:30-9:30 a.m. registration; 10 a.m. start, Aug. 27, Clyde Hill Elementary School, 9601 N.E. 24th St. Cost: $20. (register:


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. 24: Electric Bonsai Band, Hilary Field & Scott Katz, vocals & acoustic guitar. Aug. 31: Alice Stuart & the Formerlys, blues rock. (425-788-2983 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


Skate Park Demo Day

Wed A street skate course will be set up, professional skateboarding demonstrations and all-ages skating; helmets required, skaters under 18 must have a signed waiver, 1-4 p.m. Aug. 24, Issaquah Community Center, 301 Rainier Blvd. (425-837-3300).

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).

Strategy Games Club

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

Works Rendered in Wood

Fri Reception for wood artist John Luke, 6-8 p.m. Aug. 26, Revolution Gallery, 317 N.W. Gilman Blvd. #26. (425-392-4982 or

Concert in Issaquah Highlands

Sat 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).

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).


Sat Clothing optional outdoor music festival featuring Ben-Wah and the Late Night Trash, the Mary McPage Band and Sister Monk Harem, vendor and service booths and food; bring towel and sunscreen, photo ID required, no cameras (including cell phones), 11 a.m.-5 p.m.; gates open at 8 a.m. Aug. 27, Fraternity Snoqualmie at Park Forestia, 24050 S.E. 127th St. Cost: $17-$22 park entry fee for returning visitors. (425-392-6833 or

Concerts on the Green

Ends Tues 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. 30: Shelley and the Curves, pop/rock dance music. (425-837-3300 or


World Music in the Park

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

Kenmore Art Show & Festival

Starts Sat Regional juried visual and performing arts show with painting, drawing, sculpture, photography and artisan works, 2-8 p.m. with 7 p.m. concerts, Aug. 27-Sept. 4, Northlake Lutheran Church, 6620 N.E. 185th St. (425-486-6050).

Crazee Daze

Sat-Sun Family carnival with water slides, inflatable rides, food and flea market benefiting the Bastyr study abroad program with community rummage sale booths available to the public, 10 a.m.-8 p.m. Aug. 27-28, Bastyr University, 14500 Juanita Drive N.E. Cost: $15-$30 for sale booth. (206-280-7229 or

Evening Book Discussion Group

Mon “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

Musicians and Other Paintings

Wed Wine tasting and artist’s reception for painter Lana Lisitsa, the Lobby Gallery’s August featured artist; age 21 and over only, 7:30-10 p.m. Aug. 24, Kirkland Performance Center, 350 Kirkland Ave. Cost: $5.(425-893-9900).

Teen Concerts

Fri-Sat All-ages venue with local performers, 7 p.m., Kirkland Teen Union Building, 348 Kirkland Ave. Cost: $5. 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

Outdoor Movie at the Beach

Fri Free showing of “The Sandlot” with popcorn, 8:30 p.m. Aug. 26, Juanita Beach Park, 9703 N.E. Juanita Drive (425-587-3350 or

Ice Cream Social & Art Show

Sat The Art Group presents a public showing and sale of sketches and paintings in watercolor, acrylic and oil, featuring award-winning freelance artist Warren Wagner, and ice cream refreshments, 2-4 p.m. Aug. 27, German Retirement Home, 11853 97th Ave. N.E. Cost: $1-$2 suggested donation for ice cream. (425-821-6342).

Kingsgate/Woodinville Libraries Book Discussion Group

Sat “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 experienced singers able 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

Kirkland Art Walk

Plan Ahead 18 downtown Kirkland galleries within walking distance of each other have extended hours with artists’ receptions at some galleries, 6-9 p.m. Sept. 8. Maps are available at the galleries. (425-889-8212).

Poetry at Parkplace Books

Plan Ahead An evening of open mike poetry with published poets and novices, 7 p.m. Sept. 8, Parkplace Books, 348 Parkplace Center. (425-828-6546).


Concerts in the Park

Ends Wed 6:30-8 p.m. Wednesdays through Aug. 24, Lake Boren Park, 10310 S.E. 84th Way. Aug. 24: Cherokee, country rock. (425-649-4444 or

North Bend

Friends of the North Bend Annual Book Sale

Ongoing 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, through Sept. 4, North Bend Library, 115 E. Fourth St. (425-888-0554 or

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, Mt. Si Senior Center, 411 Main Ave. S. (425-888-3434).

First Tuesdays Book Group

Plan Ahead “No. 1 Ladies’ Detective Agency” by Alexander McCall Smith, 7 p.m. Sept. 6, North Bend Library, 115 E. Fourth St. (425-888-0554 or


Summer Concert Series

Ends Wed 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. 24: Nadine Shanti, pop/jazz. (425-867-0808 or

4 Alarm Concert Series

Ends Wed 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. 24: Calvin Johnson & Friends. (425-556-2370 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. 24: “Bend It Like Beckham,” Lake Washington Soccer Association. Aug. 31: “Napoleon Dynamite,” Friends of Marymoor Park. (206-296-4999 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

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

Kings, Castles and Cockroaches!

Thur 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).

“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, SecondStory Repertory, 16587 N.E. 74th St. Tickets: $18-$24. (425-881-6777 or

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. 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. 24: “Parts of a Plant.” (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. 27: Music by the Djangomatics. Sept. 3: Customer appreciation day. (425-556-0636 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,” 3-6 p.m. Aug. 27, Anderson Park, 7802 168th Ave. N.E. (425-556-2392).

Blood Drive

Sun 8:30 a.m.-2 p.m. Aug. 28; appointments recommended, Washington Cathedral, 12300 Woodinville-Redmond Road N.E. (register425-869-5433).

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

Morning Book Group

Plan Ahead “Housekeeping” by Marilyn Robinson, 10 a.m. Sept. 8, Redmond Regional Library, 15990 N.E. 85th St. Oct. 13: “Life of Pi” by Yann Martel. (425-885-1861).


Teen Advisory Council

Wed 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).

Cinema on the Piazza

Ends Sat 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. 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


Summer Nights in the Park

Ends Thur Picnicking at 5 p.m. with 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. 25: Sammamish Symphony. (425-898-0660 or

Go the Extra Mile!

Sat 5k/10k race and 1k fun run with youth and adult divisions around Beaver Lake; proceeds benefit Compassion House, 7 a.m. Aug. 27, Beaver Lake Park, 25201 S.E. 24th St. Cost: $27 race entry. (register: 425-391-5605 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. 3: 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Wood Turning Demo. Sept. 10: Corn Fest & BBQ. (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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