Bellevue: Anime and Manga Appreciation Club Wed Drawing techniques, story discussions and new titles; for youth ages 12-18, 3:30 p.m., April 20, Lake Hills...

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Anime and Manga Appreciation Club

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

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Wed 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

Bellevue Live Jazz Series

Wed 5-6:30 p.m. Wednesdays through May 11 at various downtown locations; wine and appetizers available. April 20: Jazz saxophonist Darren Montamedy performs at Key Center, 601 108th Ave. N.E. April 27: Jazz and blues with the Michael Powers Group at The Summit, 10885 N.E. Fourth St. Cost: $2 for wine and appetizers. Information: 425-453-1223 or

Blooming Garden

Ends Sun 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


Thur 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

Parenting from the Heart

Thur A lecture on “Positive Discipline” parenting tools and techniques, 7 p.m. April 21, Bellevue Community College, Carlson Theater, 3000 Landerholm Circle S.E. Cost: $10-$12. Information: 425-455-0240 or

Healing Methods: How Can We Choose?

Thur A discussion hosted by the Northwest Theosophical Society, 7:30-8:45 p.m. April 21, Bellevue Regional Library, 1111 110th Ave. N.E. Information: 425-644-7725

Open Mike Night

Thur 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. Information: 425-644-1111 or

Faith, Hope and Action: Conversations for Change

Plan Ahead Hopelink hosts a discussion on homelessness, the “Ten Year Plan to End Homelessness,” and what individuals and faith communities can do to support this initiative, 8 a.m.-2 p.m. April 27, Meydenbauer Center, 11100 N.E. Sixth St. Registration by April 21: 425-869-7835

Eastside Mothers and More

Thur Support, education and advocacy for mothers, 7-9 p.m. April 21, East Shore Unitarian Church, 12700 S.E. 32nd St. Topic: Deadly stereotypes of motherhood. Information: 206-948-2142 or

La Traviata

Fri-Sat Bellevue Opera performs Verdi’s tragic opera of true love and family honor, 8 p.m. April 22-23, Theatre at Meydenbauer Center, 11100 N.E. Sixth St. Tickets: $20-28. Reservations: 206-325-6500 or

Late Night Music at Crossroads Bellevue

Fri-Sat Live music, 7:30-10 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays, Crossroads Bellevue MarketStage, 15600 N.E. Eighth St. April 22: The Downtown Mountain Boys play bluegrass. April 23: Seattle Women’s Jazz Orchestra performs. Information: 425-644-1111 or

Weave Yourself into the Community

Sat Family Resource Center’s annual volunteer fair with booths from 50 local human service agencies and live entertainment from a variety of cultures, 11 a.m.-4 p.m. April 23, Crossroads Bellevue, 15600 N.E. Eighth St. Information: 425-869-6699 or

Seattle Sleepless Singles Spring Fling Dance

Sat Live 60s and 70s dance music by Black Velvet; refreshments, 7:30-midnight April 23, Highland Center, 14224 Bel-Red Road. Cost: $20 at the door. Information: 206-527-7400

The Chemistry Wizard

Sat A family evening of scientific wizardry with odd chemical reactions that produce color, slime, smoke and even explosions, 7 p.m. April 23, Bellevue Community College Carlson Theatre, 3000 Landerholm Circle S.E. Information: 425-564-3081 or

American Girls Club

Sun American Girls stories and crafts for children ages 6-12, 3 p.m. April 24, Barnes & Noble Booksellers, 626 106th Ave. N.E. Information: 425-451-8463

Fourth Annual Poetry Coffeehouse

Mon Open mike opportunity for teens to share original poetry or read from a favorite author’s work; refreshments, 7 p.m. April 25, Lake Hills Library, 15228 Lake Hills Blvd. Information: 425-747-3350 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., April 27, Lake Hills Library, 15228 Lake Hills Blvd. Information: 425-747-3350 or

Singer-Songwriter Showcase

Plan Ahead Watch the Sky performs Celtic music, 6:30-8 p.m. April 28, Crossroads Bellevue, 15600 N.E. Eighth St. May 12: Nancy Dillon’s blend of folk, country and R&B. Information: 425-644-1111 or

Women and Anger

Plan Ahead Warning signs of anger, handling external pressure and managing emotion, 6:30-8:30 p.m., May 2, Bellevue Family YMCA, 14230 Bel-Red Road. Cost: $5-$8; $3 childcare. Register by April 29: 425-746-9900


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. Tuesday-Thursday; 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Fridays; 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturdays. Information: 425-483-7385

Financial Series for Seniors

Wed “Legal Strategies for Long Term Care,” 10-11:30 a.m. April 20, Northshore Senior Center, 10201 E. Riverside Drive. April 27: Real Estate or Not to Real Estate. Cost: $5 per class. Registration: 425-487-2441

Chateau Singers

Fri Perform old time, modern and spiritual songs, 2 p.m. April 22, Northshore Senior Center, 10201 E. Riverside Dr. Information: 425-487-2441

Annual Fuchsia and Dahlia Sales

Sat-Sun The Sno-King Fuchsia Society and the Seattle Dahlia Society host sales and provide growing information, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday and 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Sunday, April 23-24, Country Village Bothell, 23718 Seventh Ave. S.E. Information: 425-483-2250 or

Library Book Sale

Sat Benefits Friends of the Bothell Regional Library programs, 10 a.m.-5 p.m., April 23, 18215 98th Ave. N.E. Information: 425-486-7811

Elder Law

Plan Ahead Overview of legal issues affecting seniors presented by Eastside Legal Assistance Program, 9:30-11 a.m., April 27, Northshore Senior Center, 10201 E. Riverside Drive. Registration: 425-487-2441

Faculty, Organization and Higher Education Policy

Plan Ahead A forum on labor union perspectives on the future of higher education with two panels followed by audience discussion, 6-9 p.m. May 2, University of Washington Bothell Campus, 18115 Campus Way N.E. Information: 206-543-7946 or

Plant Sale

Plan Ahead Perennials, shrubs, houseplants and small trees; benefits the senior center, 8 a.m.-4:30 p.m. May 6-7, Northshore Senior Center, 10201 E. Riverside Drive. Information: 425-487-2441


Farmers Market Volunteers Needed

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

Buying Wise: Health Benefits of Food Choices

Plan Ahead Learn how the way food is produced and processed affects its nutritional value, and the benefits of locally-grown, organic food, 10 a.m. May 3, Miller’s Community & Arts Center, 4597 Tolt Ave. Registration: 425-788-0480


Natural Wonders: Artistic Impressions

Ongoing Show of 11 local artists’ interpretations of nature through photography, sculpture, painting, mixed media, drawing and metal work, continues 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

Play It By Heart

Ends Sun 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, Francis J. Gaudette Theatre, 303 Front St. N. Tickets: $32-$45. Reservations: 425-392-2202

Family Bingo

Fri Prizes for all ages; food available, 6-8 p.m. April 22, Issaquah Community Center, 301 Rainier Blvd. S. Cost: $5 per family. Information: 425-837-3300

Best Friends: Images of Animals and Their People

Starts Thur A traveling exhibit of historical images of relationships between people and animals during the Progressive Era (1880s-1920s) as well as photos from the Issaquah Historical Society’s collection, opens April 21 and continues through Oct. 15, Gilman Town Hall Museum, 165 S.E. Andrews St. . Gallery hours: 11 a.m.-3 p.m. Thursday-Saturday. Information: 425-392-3500

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. Volunteers needed. Information: 425-837-3311

Opera Preview

Mon Learn about “The Tales of Hoffman,” Jacques Offenbach’s opera about a drunken poet unlucky in love, before the Seattle Opera performs it next month, 7 p.m. April 25, Issaquah Library, 10 W. Sunset Way. Information: 425-392-5430 or


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

Study Zone

Mon Homework help for elementary, middle and high school students, 3:30-5:30 p.m. Mondays, Kenmore Library, 18138 73rd Ave. N.E. Information: 425-486-8747


Teen Science Fiction/Fantasy Book Club

Wed “Sea of Trolls,” by Nancy Farmer; open to ages 12-18, 5:30 p.m. April 20, Kingsgate Library, 12315 N.E. 143rd St. Information: 425-821-7686 or

“My Self-Portrait”

Ongoing Works in oil pastel by local homeless young adults; individual works are not for sale, but donations benefit youth homeless shelter The Landing. Exhibit continues through May 1. Parklane Gallery, 130 Park Lane. Gallery hours: 11 a.m.-7 p.m. daily; closed 1st Mondays. Information: 425-827-1462

“The Bold and Beautiful: Landscapes of a Fauvist Flavor”

Ongoing Show of paintings by Brad Caplis and Rich Klopfer, continues through May 8, 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

Release and Capture

Ongoing 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, 130 Park Lane. Gallery hours: 11 a.m.-7 p.m. daily; closed on 1st Mondays. Information: 425-827-1462

Patricia Rovzar Gallery

Ongoing New works in acrylic by Michael Schlicting, through May 9, Patricia Rovzar Gallery, 118 Central Way. Gallery hours: 10:30 a.m.-6 p.m. Monday-Saturday; 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Sundays. Information: 425-889-4627 or

Landscape Paintings

Ongoing Exhibit of new works by Kathleen Earthrowl and Xiaogang Zhu 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

Beauty and the Beast

Starts Sat StoryBook Theater presents a musical comedy for families about an ill-mannered prince who learns a lesson, 11 a.m. Saturdays; 1 p.m. and 3 p.m. Saturdays and Sundays, April 23-May 1, Kirkland Performance Center, 350 Kirkland Ave. Tickets: $8.50. Reservations: 425-893-9900 or

Northwest Vocal Jazz Ensemble

Sat Northwest College students perform swing music from the 1930s to the present, 1:30 p.m. April 23, Kirkland Library, 308 Kirkland Ave. Information: 425-822-2459 or

French Conversation Club

Mon All ages and language skill levels welcome, 7-9 p.m. April 25, Kirkland Library, 308 Kirkland Ave. Information: 425-822-2459 or

Teen Concerts

Plan Ahead Top, Jade Ran Away, Primacy Effect, Beszhak, 7 p.m., April 29, Kirkland Teen Union Building, 348 Kirkland Ave. Cost: $5. Information: 425-822-3088

Mercer Island

Master of Flowers

Ongoing Exhibit of paintings by local artist Genny Rees, through June 31, Chamber Art Gallery, 7613 S.E. 27th St. Gallery hours: 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Monday-Friday. Information: 206-232-3404

North Bend

Sno Valley Idol Auditions

Sun Solo vocalists ages 18 and under can audition for the chance to perform in May; the first 30 performers to sign in will be auditioned, 1 p.m. April 24, Si View Community Center, 400 S.E. Orchard Drive. Information: 425-831-1900

Fangs and Scales and Reptilian Tales

Sun The “Reptile Man” brings his traveling family show of reptile facts and live reptiles; crafts and snacks provided, 6:30-8:30 p.m. April 29, Si View Community Center, 400 S.E. Orchard Drive. Information: 425-831-1900


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

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

Root Connection Farm Tour

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

Spring Dessert Dance

Thur Live music by the Sophisticated Swing Big Band and desserts, 6-9 p.m. April 21, Redmond Senior Center, 8703 160th Ave. N.E. Tickets: $9 advance; $10 at the door. Reservations: 425-556-2314


Ongoing SecondStory Repertory presents A.R. Gurney’s comedy about Manhattan empty-nesters whose midlife crises are disrupted when the husband brings home a stray dog (who talks). 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

All Ages Concerts

Fri Live music, 8 p.m. Fridays, Old Fire House, 16510 N.E. 79th St. Redmond Cost: $6. April 22: Get Dressed, The Grapefruit Children, The Monsterz and Arabian Nightmare. April 29: Dissonance, Something in the Corner, Lords of Death and Skywrite. Information: 425-556-2389

Spring Concert

Sun Liturgical and secular music by St. Jude’s Sanctuary Choir, 2 p.m. April 24, St. Jude Catholic Church, 10526 166th Ave. N.E. Information: 425-883-7685

Genealogy Searching in Ancestry Library Edition

Plan Ahead Workshop on the King County Library System database and how to search U.S. Census data through 1930, 6:30-8:30 p.m. April 27, Redmond Regional Library, 15990 N.E. 85th St. Registration: 425-885-1861. Information:


Books at Lunch Bunch

Wed “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

Susanne Forrest Exhibit

Ends Sun 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; weekends during performances. Information: 425-430-6600

See How They Run

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


Cinema Sounds

Sat The Issaquah Chorale with guest soloist Mary Jo Dugaw performs theme songs and incidental music from classic movies, 7:30 p.m. April 23, Eastlake High School Performing Arts Center, 400 228th Ave. N.E. Tickets:$7-$30. Reservations: 425-392-8446 or

The Turtle Valley String Band

Sat Fiddle tunes from around the world, 1 p.m. April 23, Sammamish Library, 825 228th Ave. N.E. Information: 425-836-8793 or


Topsy-Turvey Tales

Wed Local storyteller and musician Elizabeth Falconer presents a musical program for children, 11 a.m. April 20, Snoqualime Library, 38580 S.E. River St. Information: 425-888-1223 or

Seattle Repertory Jazz Orchestra

Sun Jazz selections from ragtime to 21st century avant-garde, 4 p.m. April 24, Mount Si High School Theater, 8651 Meadowbrook Way S.E. Tickets: $5-$15. Information: 425-888-1514 or


Woodinville Farmers Market

Ongoing Fresh produce and local artists, 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturdays through Oct. 15, next to the Woodinville Community Center, 17401 133rd Ave. N.E. April 23: Farm Fresh Cooking Demo. May 7: Mother’s Day Flower Show. Information: 206-546-7960 or

Upper Bear Creek Community Council Public Forum

Tues Information and discussion of King County’s Department of Development and Environmental Services’ (DDES) role in the stewardship of rural lands, with representatives from DDES as well as Joan Burlingame, the new Rural Liason for Critical Area Ordinance issues in King County, 7:30 p.m. April 26, Woodinville Water District Office, 17238 N.E. Woodinville-Duvall Road. Information: 425-486-3206 or 425-788-5841

The Mayor Is In

Plan Ahead Woodinville mayor Don Brocha and city council members will discuss city programs, events and issues, 9-11 a.m. April 30, City Hall, 17301 133rd Ave. N.E. Information: 425-877-2267


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. May 6-8 and 13-15, Woodinville Park & Ride, 17800 140th Ave. N.E. Information: 206-296-4692 or

Compiled by Nyssa Rogers.

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