Bellevue Great Books Discussion Group Wed Read and discuss classical selections from the Great Books series, 7:30-9 p.m. first and third Wednesdays...

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Great Books Discussion Group

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

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

Singer-Songwriter Showcase

Thur 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

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

Late Night Music at Crossroads

Fri-Sat Live music, 7:30-10 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays, Crossroads Bellevue, 15600 N.E. Eighth St. Sept. 23: Bluegrass with Dysfunction Junction. Sept. 24: Jeanette Alexander plays piano . Sept. 30: Auto-harpist Bryan Bowers. Oct. 1: First Saturday Big Band Dance featuring Rich Wetzel’s Groovin’ Higher Jazz Orchestra. (425-644-1111 or

Piano Master Class

Sat Academy of Music Northwest presents Dr. Paul Barnes, Washington State Music Teachers Association Convention Artist for 2006, 5 p.m. master class with works by Beethoven, Chopin and Liebermann and a 6 p.m. lecture demonstration of selected 20th century works, Sept. 24, Bellevue Christian Church, 10808 S.E. 28th St. Cost: $10-$15 suggested donation. (425-778-7711)

Mercer Slough Canoe Tours

Ends Sat 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).

Birding the Hotspots

Mon 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. (425-450-0461 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. Sept. 28, Lake Hills Library, 15228 Lake Hills Blvd. (425-747-3350 or

Kiwanis Club of Bellevue Luncheon Meeting

Plan Ahead Features guest speaker Greg Wheeler from Metro-King County who will discuss “Everything you ever wanted to know about jury duty,” noon Sept. 29, 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, 1st and 3rd Thursdays, Crossroads Bellevue, 15600 N.E. Eighth St. (425-644-1111 or

Fun, Easy Fridays

Plan Ahead Free community dinner with tips on how to get involved in your children’s school and help with homework, followed by games, arts and crafts and swimming, 5:30-8:30 p.m. with activities beginning at 6:30 p.m., Oct. 7, Bellevue YMCA, 14230 Bel-Red Road. Nov. 4: Family Playtime — low cost family activities and how to create family game nights. (register: 425-746-9900)


Ballroom Dance

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

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

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

Emergency Preparedness Expo

Sat Information on a variety of emergency situations, pet safety, crime prevention, Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) training, Woodinville Citizen Corps volunteer opportunities and the Washington Child Identification Program, 10 a.m.-2 p.m. with “Pass it On” personal preparedness training offered at 10:30 a.m. and 12:30 p.m. (registration required for training only), Sept. 24, Northshore Junior High School, 12101 N.E. 160th St. (425-486-1678 or

Fall Equinox Psychic Fair

Sat Psychic readings, hand crafted art and inspirational accessories by local artists, 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Sept. 24, Seraphina’s at Country Village, 814 238th Ave. S.E. (425-489-4240)

Pancake Breakfast

Plan Ahead 8-11:30 a.m. Oct. 1 and 15, Northshore Senior Center, 10201 E. Riverside Drive. Cost: $4-$5. (425-487-2441)

Recycling Event

Plan Ahead Bothell residents can recycle scrap metal, construction debris, broken concrete, garden and grass clippings, lumber and untreated wood, 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Oct. 1, University of Washington Bothell, 18115 Campus Way N.E. (425-486-2768, ext. 4411 or


Taste of the Farm Wine Festival

Thur Live entertainment, hors d’oeuvres and samples from four Seattle-area vintners; adults only, 5-8 p.m. Sept. 22, Remlinger Farms, 32610 N.E. 32nd St. Cost: $5 for five-sample card. (reservations: 425-333-4135, ext. 250)

Carnation Farmer’s Market

Ends Tues 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

Northwest Farming for Humanity Work Party

Plan Ahead Help pick winter squash for Hopelink food banks, 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Oct. 8, Full Circle Organic Farm, 31904 N.E. Eighth St. (register: 206-783-3088 or


Poetry Reading and Open Mike

Mon Featured reader followed by open mike readings, 6 p.m. sign-up; 7 p.m. reading, Sept. 26, P&G Speakeasy Café, 15614 Main St. (425-844-2766 or


“Once on This Island”

Starts Wed Village Theatre presents a musical tale of divine interference in a love affair between a peasant and an aristocrat, through Oct. 23, with shows at 8 p.m. Wednesdays-Saturdays; 2 p.m. Saturdays-Sundays (except Oct. 1); 7 p.m. Sundays (except 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).

District-wide Middle School Dance

Fri Music, dancing and inflatable games for youth in grades 6-8 with ASB card (or other photo ID); refreshments available, 7-10 p.m. Sept. 23, Issaquah Community Center, 301 Rainier Blvd. S. Dress code enforced; unescorted youth not permitted to leave before 10 p.m. Cost: $5. (425-837-3317)

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


Evening Book Discussion Group

Mon “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

Study Zone

Ongoing Free homework help from volunteer tutors for elementary, middle and high school students, 3:30-5:30 p.m. Mondays, Kenmore Library, 18138 73rd Ave. N.E. (425-486-8747 or


Teen Science Fiction/Fantasy Book Club

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

Friends of the Kingsgate Library Meeting

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

The Best of the Seattle Comedy Underground

Fri Comic Gabriel Rutledge performs, 8 p.m. Sept. 23, Kirkland Performance Center, 350 Kirkland Ave. Tickets: $15-$20. (425-893-9900 or

Teen Concerts

Sat All-ages venue with local performers, 7 p.m., Kirkland Teen Union Building, 348 Kirkland Ave. Cost: $5. Sept. 24: Primacy Effect, Submotive, Omni and Upinatem (425-822-3088 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

“A Call to Arms”

Tues Author Frank Methven discusses and signs his historical novel, 7 p.m. Sept. 27, ParkPlace Books, 348 Parkplace Center (425-828-6546)

The Reading Circle Bookclub

Tues “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

Big Band Performance Art

Sat Wandering musicians play as they converge for a group outdoor performance; features the Pony Boy All-Star Big Band, noon Sept. 24, Mercer Island Sculpture Garden, end of 78th Avenue S.E. (206-236-3545 or

Vocal Lessons

Tues Pacific Sound Chorus, a women’s a cappella ensemble, hosts free lessons for local women and high school students, 7 p.m. Sept. 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)

Bite of the Valley

Plan Ahead Sample food from Snoqualmie Valley restaurants, delis and bakeries; event open to all ages, with a separate beer/wine garden for adults only, 5:30-8 p.m. Sept. 28, Si View Community Center, 400 S.E. Orchard Drive (425-888-4440 or

Back to School Resources

Plan Ahead Information session for students and parents on library resources to help public, private and homeschool K-12 students with schoolwork, 1:30 p.m. Sept. 29, North Bend Library, 115 E. Fourth St. (425-888-0554 or


Study Zone

Ongoing Free homework help from volunteer tutors for elementary, middle and high school students, 6-8 p.m. Sundays-Thursdays, Redmond Regional Library, 15990 N.E. 85th St. (425-885-1861 or

Shoes For Orphan Souls

Ongoing Donations of new shoes, socks and shoelaces 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

Corn Maze

Ongoing This year’s maze is cut in the shape of the classic American painting “American Gothic;” u-pick fruits and vegetables, 10 a.m.-5:30 p.m. Thursdays-Sundays through Oct. 31 with extended hours until 9 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays starting Oct. 1, South 47 Farm, 15410 N.E. 124th St. Cost: $4.50-$5.50. (425-869-9777 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. Sept. 23: Kane Hodder, The Ruby Doe, Big Business and Murdock. Sept. 30: Culling the Weak, Fetus Joe, Missing Fingers and Boondoggle. Oct. 7: Keg, The Recliners and Monsterz. (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 farmstand at 10:15 a.m., South 47 Farm, 14510 N.E. 124th St. Cost: $5 per child. Sept. 23: Parts of a Plant. (425-869-9777 or

“We’re No Angels”

Ongoing Comedy about three escaped convicts plotting to rob a general store, through Oct. 8, with shows at 8:15 p.m. Fridays-Saturdays and 2:15 p.m. Oct. 2, SecondStory Repertory, 16587 N.E. 74th St. Tickets: $18-$24. (425-881-6777 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. Sept. 24: Music by Jean Mann. Oct. 1: Redmond Historical Society display. (425-556-0636 or

Zola Awards in Performance

Sun Staged readings of the 10 first-place winners of the Pacific Northwest Writers Association’s literary contest in romance, suspense, memoir, children’s literature and screenplay, 2:15 p.m. Sept. 25, SecondStory Repertory Theatre, 16587 N.E. 74th St. Tickets: $10. (425-881-6777 or

Fundamentals of Pruning

Mon Free workshop on pruning techniques, 9 a.m.-noon Sept. 26, Clise Mansion at Marymoor Park, 6046 W. Lake Sammamish Parkway N.E. (register: 206-205-5854)

Opera Preview: “The End of the Affair”

Tues Lecture on Jake Heggie’s opera about an illicit love affair during WWII, 7 p.m. Sept. 27, Redmond Regional Library, 15990 N.E. 85th St. (425-885-1861)

Apples & Honey: Stories for the Jewish Days of Awe

Plan Ahead Storyteller Gerald Fierst tells stories for the Jewish New Year and shares apples dipped in honey to bring sweetness to the coming season; for ages 11 to adult, 7 p.m. Sept. 28, Redmond Regional Library, 15990 N.E. 85th St. (425-885-1861 or

Evening Book Discussion

Thur “Purple Hibiscus” by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie, 7:30 p.m. Oct. 6, Redmond Regional Library, 15990 N.E. 85th St. Nov. 3: “The Smell of Apples” by Mark Behr. (425-885-1861 or


Fri-Sun will accept 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. Oct. 7-9, Home Depot, 17777 NE 76th St. (206-296-4692 or


Living Voices: Native American Boarding Schools

Sat Multi-media presentation of the experiences of a Navajo girl struggling to keep her culture in a government-run boarding school during the 1930s and ’40s, 2 p.m. Sept. 24, 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

“The IKEA Cycle: Tiny Domestic Dramas”

Starts Mon A series of 10-minute interrelated plays staged on the “sets” of the furniture showroom; a King County Performance Network production, 7-9 p.m. Mondays and Wednesdays, Sept. 26-Nov. 9, IKEA, 600 S.W. 43rd St. (206-296-7580 or

Teen Advisory Council

Plan Ahead An opportunity for youth 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

Wed “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

Mother/Daughter Book Club

Plan Ahead “Walk Two Moons” by Sharon Creech; for daughters ages 9-11, 7 p.m. Sept. 28, Sammamish Library, 825 228th Ave. N.E. (register: 425-836-8793)


Government 101

Thur A free “Civics Academy” workshop on how Woodinville’s council-manager form of government works , 6:30-8 p.m. Sept. 22, City Hall, 17301 133rd Ave. N.E. (425-877-2267 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. Oct. 1: Market BBQ and Farm Fresh Drawing. Oct. 8: Vendor Appreciation Day.(206-546-7960 or

Kingsgate/Woodinville Libraries Book Discussion Group

Sat “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. (425-821-7686 or

Budget Basics

Plan Ahead A free “Civics Academy” workshop on where city revenue comes from and how property taxes are spent, 6:30-8 p.m. Sept. 29, City Hall, 17301 133rd Ave. N.E. (425-877-2267 or

Sammamish ReLeaf Work Party

Plan Ahead Volunteers will remove non-native vegetation, mulch cleared areas and plant native species along the Sammamish River Trail; tools, gloves, water and sacks supplied, 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Oct. 1, park at the Northshore Athletic Fields, 14600 N.E. 145th St. (register: 425-877-2289 or

Citizen Decision Making

Plan Ahead A free “Civics Academy” workshop on how to get involved in land use and capital projects planning, 6:30-8 p.m. Oct. 6, City Hall, 17301 133rd Ave. N.E. (425-877-2267 or

Compiled by Nyssa Rogers

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