Bellevue: Live Jazz Series Starts Wed Jazz vocalist Greta Matassa performs; wine and appetizers available, 5-6:30 p.m. April 6, Bellevue Arts...

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Bellevue Live Jazz Series

Starts Wed Jazz vocalist Greta Matassa performs; wine and appetizers available, 5-6:30 p.m. April 6, Bellevue Arts Museum, 510 Bellevue Way. April 13: Pop, jazz and rhythm & blues with Nadine Shanti at Civica Office Commons, 205 108th Ave. N.E. Cost: $2 wine and appetizers. Information: 425-453-1223 or

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Wed King County Council member David Irons discusses his bid to unseat County Executive Ron Sims at the monthly discussion group of the Libertarian Party of King County.No-host dinner at 6 p.m.; meeting ends at 9 p.m., April 6, Azteca, 150 112th Ave. N.E. Cost: $2; guests welcome. Information: 425-451-2727 Ext. 122.

Poetry Slam Demo and Writing Workshop

Wed Opportunity for teens to share original poetry, get ideas for writing and learn about the world of Poetry Slam, 1 p.m., April 6, Sammamish High School Library, 100 140th Ave. S.E. Information: 425-747-3350

Write On! Teen Writing Group

Wed Fun exercises and creative ideas for writing, 3:30 p.m. April 6, Lake Hills Library, 15228 Lake Hills Blvd. Information: 425-747-3350

Exploring Diversity

Ongoing Exhibit of writing and photography created by Eastside teens participating in the Exploring Diversity Media Arts Workshop on display 8 a.m.-5 p.m. weekdays through April 15, Bellevue City Hall, 11511 Main St. Information: 425-869-5243

Blooming Garden

Ongoing Display of paintings, jewelry, sculpture, photography and ceramics by 17 local artists continues through April 24, East Shore Gallery, 12700 S.E. 32nd St. Gallery hours: 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Mondays through Fridays. Information: 425-747-3780

Kiwanis Club of Bellevue Luncheon Meeting

Thur Dr. Lynn Hanshew will discuss her Costa Rica health project; guests welcome, noon, April 7, Ramada Inn Bellevue Center, 818 112th Ave. N.E. April 14: Bob Felix, author of the book “Not By Fire, But By Ice” asks, “Is there an ice age in your future?” Cost: $15.25 for lunch; non-members welcome. Information: 425-453-9948

Conversation Cafe

Thur Drop-in conversation with common-sense ground rules, 7-8:30 p.m. Thursdays, near Starbucks in the Eastside Public Market at Crossroads Bellevue, 15600 N.E. Eighth St. . Information: 425-888-9609 or

Late Night Music at Crossroads Bellevue

Fri-Sat The Beatles “White Album” Live! Performed by Mother Superior and the Warm Guns, 7:30-10 p.m. Friday, April 1, Crossroads Bellevue MarketStage, 15600 N.E. Eighth St. Saturday, April 2: The Mark Riley Blues Band plays acoustic blues. Information: 425-644-1111 or

Puget Sound Dahlia Association Tuber Sale

Sat-Sun More than 500 varieties of ribbon-winning dahlias, information on growing and experts available to answer questions, 11 a.m.-7 p.m. Friday and 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday, April 8-9, Cross of Christ Lutheran Church, 411 156th Ave. N.E. Information: 425-836-4487 or

Multi-Cultural Fair

Sat Music, dance, art, lectures and workshops from many countries and cultures, film festival, facilitated discussion on race and culture, children’s activities, health exhibits and community information, 10 a.m.-5 p.m., April 9, Bellevue Community College, 3000 Landerholm Circle. Information: 425-564-6150 or 425-452-7886 or

Why the Jews Rejected Jesus

Sun Author David Klinghoffer discusses his book, 1 p.m., April 10, Barnes & Noble, 626 106th Ave. N.E. Information: 425-451-8463

Eastside Interfaith Social Concerns Council

Tues “Steps to End Homelessness in 10 Years,” a discussion, noon-1:30 p.m. April 12, First Presbyterian Church, 1717 Bellevue Way N.E. Information: 425-747-5924

Eastside Jazz Club

Tues Live music by Clarence Acox Quartet, 7:30 p.m., April 12, Sherman Clay, 1000 Bellevue Way. Tickets: $5-$10. Information: 425-454-0633

Eastside Mothers and More

Tues Provides support, education and advocacy for mothers, 7-9 p.m., April 12, East Shore Unitarian Church, 12700 S.E. 32nd St. Topic: De-cluttering and organizing homes, offices and cars. Information: 206-948-2142 or

South Asian Book Group

Plan Ahead “An Obedient Father,” by Akhil Sharma, 7 p.m., April 13, Barnes & Noble, 626 106th Ave. N.E. Information: 425-451-8463

Hip-Hop Street Poetry

Plan Ahead Explore the world of freestyle hip-hop and spoken work poetry; for ages 12-18, 4 p.m., April 15, Lake Hills Library, 15228 Lake Hills Blvd. Information: 425-747-3350

Ladies Music Club Concert

Plan Ahead Music by Bach and Brahms, 3 p.m., April 17, Bellevue First United Methodist Church, 1934 108th Ave. N.E. Information: 425-673-5564

“When the Emperor Was Divine”

Plan Ahead Bellevue Community College students and faculty will perform selections from Julie Otsuka’s novel about Japanese family members sent to different internment camps during World War II, 7-8 p.m., April 19, Bellevue Regional Library, 1111 110th Ave. N.E. Information: 425-450-1765

“The Privilege of Youth”

Plan Ahead Author Dave Pelzer reads from and discusses his autobiography about triumphing over a childhood spent in the foster care system, 7 p.m., April 20, Barnes & Noble Booksellers, 626 106th Ave. N.E. Information: 425-451-8463

Anime and Manga Appreciation Club

Plan Ahead Drawing techniques, character and story discussions and information on new titles; for youth ages 12-18, 3:30 p.m., April 20, Lake Hills Library, 15228 Lake Hills Blvd. Information: 425-747-3350


Plan Ahead Guest speaker Dr. Doug Haldeman discusses research in Lesbian/Gay/Bisexual psychology, 7 p.m., April 21, First United Methodist Church, 1934 108th Ave. N.E. Information: 206-325-7724 or 425-483-6642


Onward and Upward: New Approaches to Classic Themes

Ongoing Display of paintings by Woodinville artist Kay Barnes continues through May 3, Kaewyn Gallery at FrameWright Custom Picture Framing, 10101 Main St. Gallery hours: 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Tuesdays through Thursdays; 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Fridays; 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturdays. Information: 425-483-7385

Tales and Tea: Down by the Sea

Plan Ahead Selected short stories about the sea read aloud over a cup of tea, 3:30 p.m., April 13, Bothell Regional Library, 18215 98th Ave. N.E. Information: 425-486-7811


Farmers Market Volunteers Needed

Ongoing Opportunities to help with publicity, chefs’ demonstrations, market set-up and information table staffing for the 2005 Carnation Farmers Market opening on May 17. Information: 425-333-6050 or

Cake Auction and Community Dinner

Sat Live auction of desserts and community dinner with two seatings at 4:30 p.m. and 6:00 p.m. April 9, Sno Valley Senior Center, 4610 Stephens Ave. Cost: $13; proceeds benefit the Snoqualmie Valley Adult Day Health program. Reservations: 425-333-4152

Topsy-Turvey Tales

Sat Local storyteller and musician Elizabeth Falconer presents a musical program for children, 2 p.m., April 9, Carnation Library, 4808 Tolt Avenue. Information: 425-333-4398


Play It By Heart

Ongoing Village Theatre presents a musical about a country singer struggling to stay true to the music she loves. Continues through April 24 with shows 8 p.m. Wednesdays through Saturdays; 2 p.m. Saturdays and Sundays; 7 p.m. Sundays (except April 24); 8 p.m. April 19, followed by a post-show discussion, Francis J. Gaudette Theatre, 303 Front St. N. Tickets: $32-$45. Reservations: 425-392-2202

Public Market Volunteers Needed

Ongoing People needed to help set up and manage the weekly market; advertising and marketing experience especially needed. Issaquah Public Market opens April 16. Information: 425-837-3311

Country Creation Home & Gift Show

Thur-Sat A craft and gift show featuring more than 85 artists, 10 a.m.-7 p.m. Thursday-Friday; 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday, April 7-9, Pickering Barn, 1730 10th Ave. N.W. Information: 425-444-6914

Arbor Day Celebration

Sat Celebration of Issaquah’s 12th year as a Tree City USA, tree planting, wetlands hikes, bat box installations, treasure hunt, storytelling, craft activities and BBQ, 11 a.m.-3 p.m. April 9, Issaquah Highlands Blakely Hall, 2550 N.E. Park Drive with hikes leaving from the Village Green across the street. Volunteers to help with this event still needed. Information: 425-313-1600

April Pool’s Day

Plan Ahead Water safety and drowning prevention education event with demonstration s and safety information about small crafts, fly-fishing, scuba, life jackets and water rescues, 7-9 p.m. April 15, Julius Boehm Pool, 50 S.E. Clark St. Cost: $3-$5. Information: 425-3350

“Simple Elegance”

Plan Ahead Block Party Quilters annual quilt show features traditional and contemporary quilts, demonstrations, merchant’s mall and tea room; children can decorate squares for Ronald McDonald House quilts, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Friday-Sunday, April 14-17, Issaquah Community Center, 301 Rainier Blvd. S. Cost: $5. Information: 425-837-3300

Neighborhood Bullies: Invasive Weeds in Urban Lands

Plan Ahead A King County weed expert shows how to identify, remove and replace weeds that threaten landscapes, waterways and wildlife; bring samples from your yard to share, 9-11 a.m., April 16, Pickering Barn, 1730 10th Ave. Registration: 425-837-3408 or

Issaquah Historical Society

Plan Ahead Author Eric Erickson shares information and images from his book “From Canoes to SUVs: The Transportation History of Issaquah,” 11 a.m., April 16, Issaquah Depot, 50 Rainier Blvd. N. Information: 425-392-3500


Writer’s Workshop

Ongoing Positive critique and inspiration led by Frances Dayee, 1 p.m. Thursdays, Kenmore Library, 18138 73rd Ave. N.E. Information: 425-486-8747 or


Release and Capture

Ongoing Display of contemporary works of paper art by seven local artists continues through May 8, Kirkland Arts Center, 620 Market St. Gallery hours: 11 a.m.-6 p.m. Monday-Friday; 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturdays. Information: 425-822-7161 or

Parklane Gallery

Ongoing Exhibit of paintings by Linda Hulce, Larey McDaniel and Maggie LeMoine continues through May 1 with an artists’ reception 6-9 p.m. April 14, 130 Park Lane. Kirkland. Gallery hours: 11 a.m.-7 p.m. daily; closed on 1st Mondays. Information: 425-827-1462

Organic in Nature

Ends Sun Exhibit of mixed media works by Seattle artist Lynda Meurk Anderson and charcoal works by Lori-ann Latremouille continues through April 10, Gunnar Nordstrom Gallery, 127 Lake St. S. Gallery hours: 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Monday-Saturday; 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Sundays. Information: 425-827-2822 or

Fall Prevention and Balance

Thur Workshop, 12:30-1:30 p.m., April 7, Evergreen Hospital Medical Center, 12040 N.E. 128th St. Registration: 425-899-3000

Second City 45th Anniversary Tour

Fri-Sat Six actors and a musical accompanist perform a two-act revue of sketch comedy and improv; not recommended for youth under 13, 8 p.m. Friday and Saturday, April 8-9, Kirkland Performance Center, 350 Kirkland Ave. Tickets: $11-$25. Reservations: 425-893-9900 or


Ends Sun Studio East presents a musical about a man named Ugly finding true beauty, love and acceptance, 7:30 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays, 2:30 p.m. Saturdays and Sundays through April 10, Studio East, 402 Sixth St. S. Tickets: $9-$11. Reservations: 425-827-3123

Teen Concerts

Fri Live music by Daft Like Jack, The Dramatics and Guest, 7 p.m. Friday, April 8, Kirkland Teen Union Building, 348 Kirkland Ave. Saturday, April 9: Poorsport, Sub-Motive, Lucky for Nothing, Turner Core. Cost: $5. Information: 425-822-3088

Big Bad Wolf! (vs. Lord Underwearface von Schtinker)

Sat Second City Children’s Theatre presents an audience-directed show that follows the Big Bad Wolf as he gets blamed for a crime committed by Lord Underwearface von Schtinker, 2 p.m., April 9, Kirkland Performance Center, 350 Kirkland Ave. Tickets: $11-$17. Reservations: 425-893-9900 or

Mother-Daughter Book Club

Tues “Walk Two Moons,” by Sharon Creech; for daughters ages 10-12, 7 p.m., April 12, Kingsgate Library, 12315 N.E. 143rd St. Information: 425-821-7686 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., April 14. Maps available at the galleries. Information: 425-889-8212

Landscape Paintings

Plan Ahead Exhibit of new works by Kathleen Earthrowl and Xiaogang Zhu opens with an artists’ reception 6-9 p.m. Thursday, April 14, and continues through April 30, Howard/Mandville Gallery, 120 Park Lane, Suite D. Gallery hours: 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Mondays through Saturdays; 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Sundays. Information: 425-889-8212 or

Mother-Daughter Book Club

Plan Ahead “The Last Book in the Universe,” by Rodman Philbrick; for daughters ages 12-15, 7 p.m., April 19, Kingsgate Library, 12315 N.E. 143rd St. Information: 425-821-7686 or

Teen Science Fiction/Fantasy Book Club

Plan Ahead “Sea of Trolls,” by Nancy Farmer, 5:30 p.m., April 20, Kingsgate Library, 12315 N.E. 143rd St. Information: 425-821-7686 or

Mercer Island

Baby and Family Event

Sun “The Social and Emotional Development of Infants and Toddlers,” lecture by Dr. JoAnne Solchany of University of Washington, children’s activities, refreshments and live entertainment, 9 a.m.-2 p.m., April 10, Stroum Jewish Community Center, 3801 E. Mercer Way. Information: 206-232-7115

Food for the Optimal You Lecture Series

Plan Ahead “Power Eating: Build Muscle, Boost Energy, Cut Fat,” 7-8:30 p.m., April 14, Stroum Jewish Community Center, Stroum Jewish Community Center, 3801 E. Mercer Way. Cost: $15. May 12: Can Eight-a-day Keep Cancer Away? The Latest Science on Water and Health. Registration: 206-232-7115, ext. 272 or

Spring is for Seniors Luncheon

Plan Ahead Musical entertainment and discussion of the spiritual preparation for Passover 12:30-2 p.m., April 14, Stroum Jewish Community Center, 3801 E. Mercer Way, . Cost: $7-$10. Reservations: 206-232-7115, ext. 269

North Bend

Gaming Night

Ongoing Learn to play better chess with the North Bend Chess Club, 7-8:30 p.m. Thursdays, North Bend Library, 115 E. Fourth St. Information: 425-888-0554 or

Seattle Spotlight: Another Sentimental Journey with Harley Brumbaugh

Thur Exploration of how the Seattle area produced some of America’s most popular stars and songs , 7 p.m., April 7, North Bend Library, 115 E. Fourth St. Information: 425-888-0554 or


Old Redmond Schoolhouse Community Center Gallery

Ongoing Sumi-e brush paintings by Ellen Miffitt and oils by Adele Eustis through June 4, Old Redmond Schoolhouse Community Center, 16600 N.E. 80th St. Gallery hours: 8 a.m.-9:30 p.m. Monday-Friday; 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Saturday. Information: 425-556-2316

Teen Dinners

Ongoing Hot meal for teens , 6 p.m. Wednesdays, Old Fire House Teen Center, 16510 N.E. 79th St. Information: 425-556-2370

Artful Readings Book Discussion

Thur “Still Life with Oysters and Lemon,” by Mark Doty, 6-7:30 p.m., April 7, Microsoft Redmond Campus, Building 33 Conference Center, 16070 N.E. 36th Way. Information: 425-722-6591. Registration:


Starts Thur SecondStory Repertory presents A.R. Gurney’s comedy about a couple of Manhattan empty-nesters whose mid-life crises are disrupted when the husband brings home a stray dog… who talks. Opens 8:15 p.m. Thursday with a pay-what-you-can preview and continues through April 30 with shows at 8:15 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays and a 2:15 p.m. matinee April 24, SecondStory Repertory, 16587 N.E. 74th St. Tickets: $16-$20. Reservations: 425-881-6777 or

Evening Book Discussion

Thur “The Piano Tuner,” by Daniel Mason, 7:30 p.m., April 7, Redmond Regional Library, 15990 N.E. 85th St. Information: 425-885-1861

All Ages Concert

Fri Live music by Scarlet Letter, Swindle and Taco Supreme, 8 p.m., April 8, Old Fire House, 16510 N.E. 79th St. Cost: $6. Information: 425-556-2389

Brothers from Different Mothers

Sat-Sun A family show of juggling, comedy and magic, 2 p.m. Saturday and Sunday, April 9-10, SecondStory Repertory, 16587 N.E. 74th St. Tickets: $10. Reservations: 425-881-6777

Morning Book Discussion

Plan Ahead “Folly,” by Laurie R. King, 10 a.m., April 14, Redmond Regional Library, 15990 N.E. 85th St. Information: 425-885-1861

EZ Self Defense

Plan Ahead Safety and self-defense workshops for children, teens and women, 9:30 a.m. Friday for children; 1:30 p.m. Friday for teens; 1:30 p.m. Saturday for women, April 15-16, Aikido Kids, 7810 Brown St. #102. Cost: $29-$59. Registration: 206-605-3068

Root Connection Farm Tour

Plan Ahead Information about community supported agriculture farms, tours of the fields and greenhouses, 10 a.m.-3 p.m. April 16, 20 and 23, 13607 Woodinville-Redmond Road. Information: 425-881-1006


Susanne Forrest Exhibit

Ongoing Show of landscape paintings, photos and drawings continues through April 24, Carco Theatre Gallery, 1414 Maple Valley Highway. Gallery hours: 10 a.m.-noon and 2-5 p.m. Monday-Friday and weekends during performances. Information: 425-430-6600


Wed Provides support for parents, families and friends of lesbians and gays, 7 p.m., April 6, St. Luke’s Episcopal Church, 99 Wells Ave. S. Topic: planning for Pride Festival and Renton River Days. Information: 206-325-7724


Fri-Sun 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. Friday-Sunday, April 8-10, Renton Fred Meyer, 365 Renton Center Way S.W. Information: 206-296-4692 or

“See How They Run”

Ongoing Valley Community Players presents a farce set in English vicarage about mistaken identities, continues through April 23 with shows 8 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays; 7:30 p.m. April 14 and 2 p.m. April 24, Carco Theater, 1717 Maple Valley Highway. Tickets: $12-$14. Reservations: 425-226-5190

Beauty and the Beast

Sat-Sun StoryBook Theater presents a musical comedy for families about an ill-mannered prince who learns a lesson, 11 a.m. and 1 p.m. Saturday; 1 p.m. Sunday, April 9-10, Renton IKEA Performing Arts Center, 400 S. Second St. Tickets: $8. Reservations: 425-827-3123 or 1-877-821-1100

Lively Minds Book Group

Plan Ahead “Atonement,” by Ian McEwan, 7:30 p.m., April 19, Fairwood Library, 17009 140th Ave. S.E. Information: 425-226-0522 or

Books at Lunch Bunch

Plan Ahead “Bold Spirit: Helga Estby’s Forgotten Walk Across Victorian America,” by Linda Lawrence Hunt, 12:30 p.m., April 20, Fairwood Library, 17009 140th Ave. S.E. Information: 425-226-0522 or



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. Saturday, April 16, Snoqualmie Elementary School, 39801 S.E. Park St. Information: 206-296-4692 or

Compiled by Nyssa Rogers.

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