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People who live and work in Bellevue are invited to an open house to help pick future projects to include in the city’s updated 12-year transportation-facilities plan.

The open house runs from 5 to 6:30 p.m. Thursday in the council conference room at Bellevue City Hall, 11511 Main St. The city transportation commission is scheduled to approve a 2006-2017 project list this year. Next year, city leaders will use the list to update the transportation sections of the city’s capital-investment plan.

For more information or to get involved, visit and look under Transportation Projects, Plans and Studies, call Kristi Oosterveen at 425-452-4496 or e-mail


Council to discuss city’s financial plans

Redmond’s City Council has scheduled a discussion of the city’s long-range financial strategy for 7:30 p.m. Thursday at Lake Washington Technical College’s Redmond campus.

The event is a chance for people to sit down with city leaders and share questions and concerns. Like many neighboring communities, Redmond’s revenues aren’t keeping up with increasing costs.

The meeting will be in the Lanoga Room, 6505 176th Ave. N.E. in Redmond, and is open to the public.


Drain work to close lanes of connector

The eastbound lanes of Lake Hills Connector will close from Richards Road to 140th Avenue Southeast from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. today and Thursday. Traffic will be detoured to Kamber Road for access to 140th Avenue. Local access will be available to 134th Avenue Southeast.

Crews will install new drains to catch water that has been seeping through the pavement.


Group to discuss Alzheimer’s disease

The second of seven Alzheimer’s Association-sponsored support-group sessions will be held Thursday from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. at the Gardens at Town Square retirement community at 933 11th Ave. N.E. in Bellevue, in the Azalea Room on the third floor.

The meeting is a chance for Eastside residents to discuss ideas and learn techniques for dealing with a person afflicted with Alzheimer’s. The group is led by an Alzheimer’s Association trained facilitator.

Each meeting covers various topics about Alzheimer’s and dementia, including tips for living through the holidays, how to improve communication, reduce stress and develop coping skills. Starting in December, the sessions will be held the third Thursday of each month at the same time and place.

For more information or to join the support group, contact Carol Foltz at 425-688-1900. The Alzheimer’s Association of Western Washington may be reached at 206-363-5500 or


Dinner, pie auction to help senior center

The Sno-Valley Senior Activity Center, located behind City Hall at 4610 Stephens Ave., will hold its sixth annual Pie Auction and Dinner on Saturday.

The dinner is sponsored by Puget Sound Energy, and all proceeds will go toward buying a new walk-in refrigerator and dishwasher for the center.

The four-course dinner includes a choice of steak, salmon or chicken; the pie auction will be held afterward. Reservations can be made by calling 425-333-4152. The cost is $13.


City parking board seeks teen member

Kirkland youths are invited to apply for a seat on the city’s parking advisory board, which advises the City Council on parking issues.

Applicants must be at least 16 years old but not yet 18 and must work in downtown Kirkland or live downtown or in an adjacent neighborhood. The council will make the appointment, which is for an initial term ending March 31.

For more information, visit the information desk at City Hall, 123 Fifth Ave., call 425-587-3000 or go to

Seattle Times Eastside bureau