Bellevue Bellevue Arts Museum Ongoing The newly remodeled gallery spaces have re-opened, Bellevue Arts Museum, 510 Bellevue Way N. E. Gallery hours: 10 a.m.-5:30...

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Bellevue Arts Museum

Ongoing The newly remodeled gallery spaces have re-opened, Bellevue Arts Museum, 510 Bellevue Way N.E. Gallery hours: 10 a.m.-5:30 p.m. Tuesday-Thursday 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

Game Day

Tomorrow 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

Outdoor Activities of the Early Eastside

Ends Tomorrow Exhibit of historical memorabilia and photographs depicting outdoor activities in earlier days, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. through June 30, Eastside Heritage Center at Winters House, 2102 Bellevue Way S.E. Information: 425-452-2752

Hana and the Dragon and Other Tales from Japan

Tomorrow Storyteller Elizabeth Falconer tells traditional Japanese tales, 11 a.m. June 30, Bellevue Regional Library, 111 110th Ave. N.E. Information: 425-450-1765

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. July 23: Cooking demonstration by Chef Holly Smith of Café Juanita. Information: 425-454-8474 or

Late Night Music at Crossroads Bellevue

Fri-Sat Live music, 7:30-10 p.m., Crossroads Bellevue, 15600 N.E. Eighth St. July 1: Eric Madis & Blue Madness play urbane blues. July 2: First Saturdays Big Band Dance featuring Route 66 Big Band. Information: 425-644-1111 or

Concert in the Castle

Fri Nancy Stewart as a troubadour in a royal celebration with jesters, jewels and dragons, 11 a.m. July 1, Lake Hills Library, 15228 Lake Hills Blvd. Information: 425-747-3350

Cabin Life and Household Chores

Sat An interactive exhibit of daily life before the advent of dishwashers, clothes dryers, vacuum cleaners and running water, noon-3 p.m. July 2, Fraser Cabin, Kelsey Creek Farm Park, 13204 S.E. Eighth Place. Information: 425-450-1049

Mercer Slough Canoe Tours

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

Patriotic Concert

Sun Bellevue Community Band’s annual Independence Day concert with free flags and songsheets, 3:30-5:30 p.m. July 3, Crossroads Bellevue, 15600 N.E. Eighth St. Information: 425-644-1111 or

Bellevue Family 4th

Mon Live music, food and children’s activities, 6-11 p.m., with fireworks and Bellevue Philharmonic performance starting at 10:05 p.m., Bellevue Downtown Park, 10201 N.E. Fourth St. Parking available at Bellevue Square, Northeast Eighth Street and Bellevue Way Northeast. Information: 425-452-4106 or

Write On! Writing Group

Plan Ahead Fun exercises and creative ideas for ages 12-18, 3:30-5:30 p.m. July 6, Lake Hills Library, 15228 Lake Hills Blvd. Information: 425-747-3350 or

“Hearts Touched With Fire”

Plan Ahead Senator Elizabeth Dole discusses and signs her new book subtitled, “My 500 Most Inspirational Quotations,” 4 p.m. July 6, Barnes & Noble Booksellers, 626 106th Ave. N.E. Information: 425-451-8463

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

Hercules and the Golden Apple

Plan Ahead Last Leaf Theatre presents the story of a hero ordered to fetch a golden apple from the goddess Hera’s private garden, 4 p.m. July 8, Lake Hills Library, 15228 Lake Hills Blvd. Information: 425-747-3350

Anime and Manga Appreciation Club

Plan Ahead Drawing techniques and story discussions for ages 12-18, 3:30-5:30 p.m. July 13, Lake Hills Library, 15228 Lake Hills Blvd. Information: 425-747-3350 or

Pizza & Pages Book Group

Plan Ahead Pizza and book talk for ages 12-18, 3:30-5:30 p.m. July 13, Lake Hills Library, 15228 Lake Hills Blvd. Information: 425-747-3350 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. July 1: Music by Diego Coy. July 8: Sandy and Chuck perform. Information: 425-483-2250 or

Oregon Trail Encampment

Sat-Mon Re-creation of an 1800s pioneer encampment, with demonstrations of crafts and trades typical of the era, 8 a.m.-dusk July 2-4, Park at Bothell Landing, 9919 N.E. 180th St. Information: 425-487-5132 425-486-7430, Ext. 4422 or

Patriot Dance

Sun Live music by Blue Mariah, 7-10 p.m. July 3, Park at Bothell Landing, 9919 N.E.180th St. Information: 425-486-7430, Ext. 4422 or

Bothell Fire Dept. Pancake Breakfast

Mon Free community breakfast served by firefighters and emergency personnel, 8:30-10:30 a.m. July 4, Downtown Firehouse, 10726 Beardslee Blvd. Information: 425-486-1678 or

Freedom Festival 2005

Mon Children’s and grand parades, Battle of Concord re-enactment, museum tours, live music and inflatable rides, 1-4 p.m. July 4. Parades start at 11:15 a.m. from 104th Avenue Northeast and Main Street; festival opens at 1 p.m., with 2 p.m. battle re-enactment at the Park at Bothell Landing, 9919 N.E.180th St. Bothell. Information: 425-486-7430, ext. 4422, or

Tales to Live By

Tues Storyteller and former Bothell children’s librarian Margaret Read MacDonald share stories with gentle morals, 7 p.m. July 5, Bothell Regional Library, 18215 98th Ave. N.E. Information: 425-486-7811 or


Swil Kanim

Sat Storytelling interwoven with violin, poetry and audience participation, 8-10 p.m. July 2, Miller’s Community & Arts Center, 4597 Tolt Ave. Information: 425-333-5007 or

Independence Day Dinner

Sun Spaghetti dinner, 5-7 p.m. July 3, Sno-Valley Senior Activity Center, 4610 Stephens Ave. Cost: $4-$8. Information: 425-333-4152

Fourth of July Pancake Breakfast

Mon Scrambled eggs, ham and all-you-can-eat pancakes; proceeds benefit the Good Neighbor Fund, 8-11 a.m. July 4, Tolt Congregational United Church of Christ, 4851 Tolt Ave. Cost: $4-$6 at the door. Information: 425-333-4254

Great Carnation Celebration

Mon 5k Run for the Pies, children’s and grand parades, Hot Rod & Harley show, inflatable rides and live entertainment, 7 a.m.-10:15 p.m. July 4 in downtown Carnation. Run/walk registration at 7:30 a.m. at Hopelink, 31957 E. Commercial St.; children’s and grand parade at 10:30 a.m. along Tolt Avenue; fireworks at dusk at MacDonald Memorial Park, 31020 N.E. 40th St. Information: 425-333-5251

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 or

Open Drumming Session

Plan Ahead An opportunity to explore the instruments and music of African-based rhythm; all experience levels welcome, 7-9:30 p.m. July 10, Miller’s Community & Arts Center, 4597 Tolt Ave. Cost: $5. Information: 425-333-5007 or

Fall City


Ongoing 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, through July 24, Snoqualmie Falls Forest Theater, 36800 S.E. David Powell Rd. Tickets: $6-$16 at the door. Information: 425-222-7044 or


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

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

Search for Internal Order

Ongoing Abstract pastel and mixed-media works illustrating the importance of sustainable and environmentally sound living by internationally known artist Colette Taber, through July 31, Revolution Gallery, 317 N.W. Gilman Blvd., #26. Gallery hours: 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Mondays-Wednesdays and Saturdays; 10 a.m.-7 p.m. Thursdays; 10 a.m.-8 p.m. Fridays; 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Sundays. Information: 425-392-4982 or

The Music Man

Ends Sun Village Theatre presents Meredith Willson’s classic musical about a traveling salesman trying to con the people of River City, through July 3, with shows at 8 p.m. Wednesday-Saturday; 2 p.m. Saturday and Sunday, Francis J. Gaudette Theatre, 303 Front St. Tickets: $32-$45. Reservations: 425-392-2202 or

Concert in the Castle

Tomorrow Nancy Stewart as a troubadour in a royal celebration with jesters, jewels and dragons, 2 p.m. June 30, Issaquah Library, 10 W. Sunset Way. Free tickets available at the reference desk at 1: 30 p.m. Information: 425-392-5430

The Great Native Plant Hunt

Sat Learn to identify native plants while helping to relocate the native plant bed to a better location; tools and refreshments provided, 9 a.m.-noon July 2, Pickering Farm Community Garden, 1730 10th Ave. Registration: 425-837-3442

Issaquah Public Market

Ongoing Fresh, in-season produce, cut 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. July 2: Fourth annual cherry seed spitting contest, Kid’s Day at the market featuring youth vendors and concert by Brass Band Northwest. Information: 425-837-3311

Down Home Fourth of July

Mon Pets ‘n’ Pride parade, live entertainment, pony rides, games and contests, arts and crafts, rummage sale and food, 11 a.m.-2 p.m. July 4, Memorial Field, 180 E. Sunset Way. . Parade registration at 10 a.m., Front Street North and Northwest Dogwood Street. Information: 425-392-0661

Heritage Festival

Mon Visitors can try their hand at old-time household tasks such as butter churning, splitting cedar shingles, scrubbing clothes with homemade soap and operating a pump car, 11 a.m.-2 p.m. July 4, Issaquah Depot, 50 Rainier Blvd. Information: 425-392-3500 or

ArtWalk Issaquah

Plan Ahead Local and regional artists display their works inside businesses in the historic downtown area, with live music at several venues, 5-8 p.m. July 8. Self-guided tour maps available at the Issaquah Library, 10 W. Sunset Way. Information: 425-427-8209


Dragon Tales

Today Dragon lore and mask-making for ages 5-8, 3 p.m. June 29, Kenmore Library, 18138 73rd Ave. N.E. Registration: 425-486-8747


Evergreen Health Care Auxiliary

Ongoing Volunteers able to commit four or more hours per week are needed to help with retail duties at the Helping Hearts Thrift Shop, 12033 124th Ave. N.E. Kirkland Information: 425-899-2275

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


Ends Mon Color photographs of Japan by local photographer Rob Tilley through July 4, Parklane Gallery, 130 Park Lane. Gallery hours: 11 a.m.-7 p.m. Monday-Thursday; 11 a.m.-8 p.m. Friday-Saturday. 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

“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

Two Women Painters

Ends Sun 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. Wednesdays, Friday and Saturday; 10 a.m.-9 p.m. Thursday; 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Sunday. 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

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 29: Wine tasting; $5. July 6: Nathan Wade and Scott Katz perform. Information: 425-893-9900

Celebrate America Concert

Sun The United States Air Force Band of the Golden West performs, 3 p.m. July 3, Kirkland Performance Center, 350 Kirkland Ave. Free; tickets required. Registration: 425-893-9900 or

Celebrate Kirkland!

Mon Centennial 4th of July Celebration, with 9 a.m. “Decorate to Celebrate” at Marina Park, Lake Avenue West and Market Street; 11 a.m. Children’s Parade and noon Centennial Parade with Air Force flyover in downtown; 1 p.m. Olde Fashioned Community Picnic and 5 p.m. Duck Dash at Juanita Beach, 9703 N.E. Juanita Drive, and 10 p.m. fireworks at Marina Park and Juanita Beach. Information: 425-822-0284 or

Summer Performing Arts Series

Starts Tues Outdoor concerts in the park, 7 p.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays, July 5-Aug. 18, Marina Park, Lake Avenue West and Market Street. July 5: Rod Cook and Toast. July 7: The Dudley Manlove Quartet. July 12: New Age Flamenco. July 14: Bobby Medina and the Red Hot Band. Information: 425-587-3350 or

Children & Families Concert Series

Plan Ahead Family-friendly outdoor concerts, 10 a.m. Wednesdays, July 6-Aug. 17, Marina Park, Lake Avenue West and Market Street. July 6: Cowboy Buck and Elizabeth. July 13: The Bubbleman. Information: 425-587-3350 or

Singles Book Club

Plan Ahead “Peace Like a River” by Leif Enger, 7 p.m. July 6, Parkplace Books, 348 Parkplace Center. Information: 425-828-6546

Summerfest 2005

Plan Ahead Festival of art and wine with artist demonstrations, “Iron Potter” competition, wine tasting garden, live music, children’s activities and food, 4-9 p.m. Friday; 10 a.m.-8 p.m. Saturday; 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Sunday, July 8-10, Marina Park, Lake Avenue West and Market Street. Cost: $10-$15 for wine tasting scrip. Information: 425-822-7161 or

Poetry at Parkplace Books

Plan Ahead An evening of open-mike poetry with published poets and novices, 7 p.m. July 13, Parkplace Books, 348 Parkplace Center. Information: 425-828-6546

Socrates Café

Plan Ahead Monthly philosophical discussion group, 7 p.m. July 15, Parkplace Books, 348 Parkplace Center. Information: 425-828-6546

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. July 15. Maps available at the galleries. Information: 425-889-8212

Mercer Island

Medieval Feast

Today Food and games with a medieval flavor, 1:30 p.m. June 29, Mercer Island Library, 4400 88th Ave. S.E. Registration: 206-236-3537

Master of Flowers

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

Concert in the Castle

Tues Nancy Stewart as a troubadour in a royal celebration, with jesters, jewels and dragons, 11 a.m. July 5, Mercer Island Library, 4400 88th Ave. S.E. Information: 206-236-3537

The Dragon Who Came to Visit

Plan Ahead Mad Science leads a scientific adventure to rid a castle of an unwelcome dragon; ages 6 and older, 1:30 p.m. July 6, Mercer Island Library, 4400 88th Ave. S.E. Information: 206-236-3537

Summer Celebration!

Plan Ahead Live entertainment, grand parade, fireworks, arts and crafts, juried arts show, children’s activities, Elizabethan-period play area, classic car show and Food Faire, 5:30-10:30 p.m. Friday, with fireworks at dusk at the I-90 Lid Park, West Mercer Way and Interstate 90; 10 a.m.-7 p.m. Saturday, with parade at 10 a.m. and Shakespeare in the Park at 7 p.m.; 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Sunday, July 8-10, in downtown Mercer Island and at the Mercerdale Park, Southeast 32nd Street and 77th Avenue Southeast. Information: 206-236-7285 or

North Bend

Wildfire Community Preparedness Meeting

Today Eastside Fire & Rescue provides information for home and business owners on how to reduce the risk of urban wildfires, 7-8:30 p.m. June 29, Mount Si Senior Center, 411 Main Ave. S. Information: 425-313-3259

Secrets of Wizards

Fri An imaginary trip to the Forbidden Forest for a lesson in potions; ages 5-10, 2 p.m. July 1, North Bend Library, 115 E. Fourth St. Information: 425-888-0554

North Bend Farmer’s Market

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

First Tuesdays Book Group

Tues “I Capture the Castle” by Dodie Smith, 7 p.m. July 5, North Bend Library, 115 E. Fourth St. Information: 425-888-0554 or

The Princess and the Pea

Plan Ahead Snapdragon Puppet Productions presents the story of a lonely prince, a princess and the pea that loves her, 2 p.m. July 13, North Bend Library, 115 E. Fourth St. Information: 425-888-0554


4 Alarm Concert Series

Starts Today Free teen concerts, 6 p.m. Wednesdays through Aug. 24, Old Fire House Teen Center, 16510 N.E. 79th St. June 29: King of Red Lions and Rachel Diamon. July 6: Jason Webley. Information: 425-556-2370 or

South 47 Farm

Ongoing U-pick and fresh produce, with over 200 varieties available throughout the season, 10 a.m.-5:30 p.m. Thursdays-Saturdays through Oct. 31, 15410 N.E. 124th St. Information: 425-869-9777 or

All Ages Concerts

Tomorrow-Sat Live music, 8 p.m., Old Fire House, 16510 N.E. 79th St. Cost: $6. June 30: The Dead Science, The Blow, Emma Zunz and Mikaelas Fiend. July 1: The Pharmacy, Wet Confetti and Der Trasch. July 2: Ra Scion, Cyphalliance, Gabriel Teodros and Audio Poet. Information: 425-556-2389 or

Picnic in the Park Concert Series

Ongoing 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 30: The Wallflowers. July 2: Spyro Gyra. July 3: Joan Osborne. Reservations: 206-628-0888 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. July 2: Redmond Historical Society display. July 9: Founder’s Day. Information: 425-556-0636 or

Evening Book Discussion

Plan Ahead “A Stolen Tongue” by Sherri Holman, 7:30 p.m. July 7, Redmond Regional Library, 15990 N.E. 85th St. Aug. 4: “Under the Banner of Heaven” by Jon Krakauer. Information: 425-885-1861 or

Summer Northwest Writer’s Retreat

Plan Ahead A day of creativity and inspiration for writers, with workshops, exercises and an “Ask the Experts” session, 10 a.m.-3 p.m. July 9, South 47 Farm, 15410 N.E. 124th St. Cost: $55-$65. Registration: 425-483-4645 or

Morning Book Group

Plan Ahead “Purple Hibiscus” by Chimamandu Ngozi Adichie, 10 a.m. July 14, Redmond Regional Library, 15990 N.E. 85th St. Aug. 11: “The Secret Live of Bees” by Sue Monk Kid. Information: 425-885-1861

Sophisticated Swing Big Band

Plan Ahead Dancing to the music of the 30s, 40s and 50s, 1-3:30 p.m. July 15, Redmond Senior Center, 8703 160th Ave. N.E. Cost. $3. Information: 425-556-2314


Henry Moses Aquatic Center

Ongoing 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 daily through Sept. 5, 1719 Maple Valley Highway. Cost: $4-$12. Information: 425-430-6780 or”>

City of Renton Swimming Beaches

Ongoing Lifeguards on duty noon-8 p.m. daily 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

Kidd Valley Family Concert Series

Starts Today Series kicks off with a performance by the 70-piece Renton City Concert Band, 7 p.m. June 29, Coulon Beach Park, 1201 Lake Washington Blvd. N. July 6: Country music with Jon Casey. Information: 425-430-6500 or”>

Cinema on the Piazza

Starts Sat Series starts with an 80s night featuring music by cover band Fuss Boy at 7 p.m. and an outdoor showing of “Top Gun” at dusk; best “urban campsite” and movie theme costume contests and food, July 2, Piazza Park, South Third Street and Burnett Avenue South. Blankets and low-backed chairs only. July 9: Conbalche plays salsa; “Patch Adams.” Information: 425-226-4560 or”>

Fabulous Fourth of July

Mon Car show, inflatable rides, entertainment and food, 11 a.m.-10 p.m., with fireworks at 10:15 p.m., Gene Coulon Beach Park, 1201 Lake Washington Blvd. N. Parking and shuttles from the Boeing parking lot, Park Avenue North and North Eighth Street, and Fry’s parking lot, 800 Garden Ave. N. Information: 425-430-6500 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


Defying Gravity Through Time

Today A history of juggling from the ancient to the modern; 2 p.m. June 29, Sammamish Library, 825 228th Ave. N.E. Free tickets available at information desk at 1 p.m. Information: 425-836-8793

Lake Sammamish 4th of July Boom-Bash

Mon Boat raft-up party, with musical performance by Dave Matthews cover band Busted Stuff, 1-4 p.m. on Lake Sammamish off of the Viewpoint Park Dock; access by boat only. Information: 425-503-9415 or


Plan Ahead Accepts hazardous household wastes such as pesticides, fluorescent lightbulbs, paints and thinners, automotive and non-alkaline batteries and automotive products, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. July 15-17, Eastlake High School, 400 228th Ave. N.E. Information: 206-296-4692 or


Chinese Dragon Tails

Today Stories about dragons in Chinese folklore and the customs behind the Chinese Dragon Boat Festival; for ages 6 and older, 10:30 a.m. June 29, Woodinville Library, 17105 Avondale Rd. N.E. Information: 425-788-0733

Poetry Reading and Open Mike

Today PoetsWest featured readers J. Glenn Evans, J. Andrew Rodriguez, Joannie Strangeland and Christine Swanberg, followed by open-mike readings, 7 p.m. June 29, Barnes & Noble Booksellers, 18025 Garden Way N.E. Information: 206-682-1268

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. July 2: Market BBQ and Farm Fresh Drawing. July 16: Dahlia Fest. Information: 206-546-7960 or

Sammamish Valley Fourth of July Celebration

Mon Live entertainment, inflatable rides, children’s activities and food, 6-10:15 p.m., with fireworks at 10:30 p.m., JB Instant Lawn, 14300 N.E. 145th St. Cost: $5 for ride wristband. Parking and shuttles available from many locations, including Northshore Athletic Fields, 14600 N.E. 145th St. $5; Woodinville Park & Ride, 17800 140th Ave. N.E.; Brickyard Road Park & Ride, 15530 Juanita-Woodinville Way N.E., Bothell; Overlake Christian Church, 9900 Willows Rd. N.E., Redmond. Information: 425-556-2299 or

Compiled by Nyssa Rogers.

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