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Blue Fridays at Seattle Humane!

Blue Fridays at Seattle Humane! Wear your favorite Hawks gear any Blue Friday of the season and receive $12 off the adoption of your own MVP. See our starting lineup of dogs, cats and critters now! Category: Charitable. Family. Audience: Kids. Teens. Singles. College Students. Dads. Moms. Seniors. Families. Contact Name: Adoption Team. Contact Email: adoption@seattlehumane.org. Contact Phone: 425-649-7563. Friday, September 19, 2014. Seattle Humane Society 13212 SE Eastgate Way Bellevue, WA 98005.

Walk With Your Libraries

Walk With Your Libraries Isn't it time to get moving? Exercise your mind and body with your library's collection and custom walking maps. For fun, for fitness, for life, walk with your libraries! Please visit guides.kcls.org/walkwithyourlibrary or call the library at 425.486.7811 for more information. Category: Sports & Recreation. Cost: Free. Friday, September 19, 2014. King County Library System.

Zumba Gold

ZUMBA® GOLD just as our regular ZUMBA® classes creates a party like atmosphere that is incredibly fun, different, is so easy to follow, that EVERYONE of all ages can do it! Participants in this low impact class enjoy rhythms such as: Merengue, Salsa, Cumbia, Belly Dance, Mambo, Tango, Cha Cha along with other fun an exciting rhythms and dances. The Zumba Gold program improves balance, flexibility and cardiovascular strength with its unique program. Zumba Gold was designed to teach the basic dance steps to anyone, even those requiring chairs or wheel chairs. Zumba Gold provides an appropriate workout for the sedentary population. This Class will be held at the Redmond Senior Center starts January 11th 2013. The classes are run on a monthly basis and work out to $5.00 per class or you can do a drop in for $7.00. Please call the Senior Center on 425 556 2314 to sign up. Beginners are very welcome no previous experience required. Category: Classes & Lectures. Audience: Singles. College Students. Moms. Seniors. Cost: Classes are $5.00 per class in advance or $7.00 drop in. Contact Name: Teresa Osborn. Contact Email: teresa_o@teresaosborn.com. Contact Phone: 425 861 6729. Friday, September 19, 2014, 9:00 AM – 9:45 AM. Redmond Senior Center 8703 160th Avenue NE Redmond, WA 98052. For more info visit teresaosborn.zumba.com.

Cardio Sculpt & Core Power Ball Fitness Class

Join us on Mondays and Wed for this fun and challenging workout that will push you while using cardio intervals of step, plyometrics & weights. On Fridays join us for this full-body stability, strength, and cardio workout. Training will use exercise ball, weights and body weight to increase core strength and fitness. All levels are welcome and we provide free childcare. Please see our website for more information. Category: Sports & Recreation. Audience: Teens. Singles. College Students. Dads. Moms. Seniors. Families. Cost: Suggested Donation $6/class. Contact Name: Gretchen Frederick. Contact Email: Gfrederick@belpres.org. Contact Phone: 425-454-3082. Friday, September 19, 2014, 9:30 AM – 10:30 AM. Bellevue Presbyterian Church 1717 Bellevue Way NE Bellevue, WA 98004. For more info visit www.belpres.org.

Free Tours and Activities at the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation Visitor Center

It’s interactive, kid friendly, and full of teachable and inspirational moments. Bring your family to the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation Visitor Center for a free visit to learn about the work being done to improve lives from Seattle to South Africa. The Visitor Center, through engaging and thought-provoking exhibits, allows parents and children to dive into some of the world’s toughest challenges and learn how to act on their own ideas and solutions. Families can expect hands-on exhibits and spaces to create, explore, and discuss. It’s an experience unlike any other in Seattle. Visit us across the street from the Seattle Center and the iconic Space Needle for an experience that will leave your family hopeful. Arrive curious. Leave inspired. Open Tuesday – Saturday, 10am to 5pm (until 6pm from June 3-August 30) Closed Sunday, Monday, and all U.S. holidays Special hours on Memorial Day weekend and Labor Day weekend: Sunday, May 25, 10am to 5pm Sunday, August 31, 10am to 6pm. Category: Charitable. Organizations. Volunteer. Audience: Kids. Teens. Singles. College Students. Dads. Moms. Seniors. Families. Cost: FREE. Friday, September 19, 2014, 10:00 AM – 6:00 PM. 440 5th Ave North Seattle, WA 98109. For more info visit www.gatesfoundation.org.

Chinese Play & Learn

Free play, circle time, arts and crafts. Category: Arts & Entertainment. Audience: Kids. Families. Contact Name: Newport Way Library. Contact Phone: 425-747-2390. Friday, September 19, 2014, 10:30 AM. 14250 SE Newport Way Bellevue, WA 98006.

Bellevue College Parent + Child "Together" Class Open House

Come with your toddler for a visit of our classrooms! We are excited about the coming year and some of our classes still have openings. Classes begin mid- to late-September, so please plan to join us, meet our faculty and children’s teachers, have some fun with your child, and get all of your questions answered! For more information: http://www.bellevuecollege.edu/parented/. Category: Classes & Lectures. Audience: Kids. Dads. Moms. Families. Cost: Free. Contact Name: Wendy Hatheway. Contact Email: wendy.hatheway@bellevuecollege.edu. Contact Phone: 425-564-2365. Friday, September 19, 2014, 11:00 AM – 12:00 PM. Bellevue College, Q Building 3000 Landerholm Circle SE Bellevue, WA 98007. For more info visit www.bellevuecollege.edu.

Croquet Introductory Session

For newcomers to croquet, we offer a 2 hour session on the lawns for $50 per person. In each session there will be at least 4 players (club croquet is a game for 4 players, one to play each of the 4 balls – blue, red, black and yellow). All equipment is provided and light refreshment is available in the clubhouse. Dress casually (the croquet “whites” which you will see in our photo section are worn only in tournaments). The only dress requirement is “no stiletto heels!!” Our groundskeeper maintains smoothly manicured lawns. Wear flat soled shoes to keep him happy. Your instructor will give you a brief introduction to golf croquet, a fast moving game which has become increasingly popular in recent years. After that you will be mallet in hand in the thick of a game. To reserve your place in a session call us at (425) 444-2369. Category: Family. Sports & Recreation. Audience: Kids. Teens. Singles. Cost: $50. Contact Name: Anne Taves. Contact Email: ataves@pnwsoft.com. Contact Phone: 425-444-2369. Friday, September 19, 2014, 5:00 PM. Puguet Sound Croquet lub. For more info visit pugetsoundcroquet.com.

The Exotics are here!

Exotics at Redmond Town center is a gathering of exotic car owners, enthusiasts, and has grown to become the largest weekly car gathering north of Los Angeles. Be sure to check out the Exotics at RTC every Saturday* at 9am in the south parking lot. *Weather dependent SPECIAL EVENTS (held in Center Street Plaza) • British Car Day – June 14th • Porsche & German Car Day – July 26th • Ferrari & Italian Car Day – August 23rd. Category: Family. Outdoor. Sports & Recreation. Audience: Kids. Teens. Singles. College Students. Dads. Moms. Seniors. Families. Cost: Free. Contact Phone: (425) 869-2640. Saturday, September 20, 2014, 9:00 AM – 11:00 AM. Redmond Town Center. For more info visit www.exoticsat.com.

The Exotics are here!

Exotics at Redmond Town Center is a gathering of exotic car owners, enthusiasts, and has grown to become the largest weekly car gathering north of Los Angeles. Be sure to check out the Exotics at RTC every Saturday* at 9am in the south parking lot. *weather dependent SPECIAL EVENTS (held in Center Street Plaza) • Porsche & German Car Day – August 2nd • British Car Day – August 23rd http://www.exoticsat.com http://facebook.com/RedmondTownCenter. Category: Family. Outdoor. Sports & Recreation. Audience: Kids. Teens. Singles. College Students. Dads. Moms. Seniors. Families. Cost: Free. Contact Email: GuestServices@redmondtowncenter.com. Contact Phone: (425) 869-2640. Saturday, September 20, 2014, 9:00 AM – 11:00 AM. Redmond Town Center - 7525 166th Ave. NE. For more info visit www.exoticsat.com.

Autumn Parent-Tot

Simplicity Parent-Tot offers a time and place to step back from the busy pace of daily life and share intentional time with your child, age birth to three years old. Parents, grandparents, nannies and other caregivers are invited to experience our unhurried and relaxing morning playgroups while making connections with other little ones and their parents. Our conversations explore helpful resources for child development and the large and sometimes overwhelming job that is called, "parenting." We often refer to learning and communication styles, Simplicity Parenting, Waldorf education, Montessori, Slow Parenting, Real Discipline, Compassionate Response, and Attachment-Based Development. Our morning rhythm includes creative free play, simple songs and verses, organic whole foods teatime, story time, mutually supportive parenting discussions, and optional handwork/crafting activities for the adults. Please dress your child in short sleeves, long-sleeves, and sweater layers so that we can adjust for temperat… Category: Classes & Lectures. Family. Schools. Audience: Kids. Dads. Moms. Seniors. Families. Cost: $300. Contact Name: Briana Bennitt. Contact Email: info@simplicitylearning.org. Contact Phone: 425.614.0145. Saturday, September 20, 2014, 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM. Simplicity Learning 12443 Bel-Red Rd Bellevue, WA 98005. For more info visit simplicitylearning.org.

Free SAT Prep Classes

Presented by Sandweiss Test Prep. All students will receive a free copy of The Official SAT Study Guide, instruction on test strategies and a scored practice test. Attendance at each Saturday session is mandatory. Registration required. Class size is limited to 22. Category: Classes & Lectures. Audience: Teens. Contact Name: Lake Hills Library. Contact Email: sjcummins@kcls.org. Contact Phone: 425.747.3350. Saturday, September 20, 2014, 10:00 AM. Lake Hills Library 15590 Lake Hills Boulevard Bellevue, WA 98007.

Free Tours and Activities at the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation Visitor Center

It’s interactive, kid friendly, and full of teachable and inspirational moments. Bring your family to the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation Visitor Center for a free visit to learn about the work being done to improve lives from Seattle to South Africa. The Visitor Center, through engaging and thought-provoking exhibits, allows parents and children to dive into some of the world’s toughest challenges and learn how to act on their own ideas and solutions. Families can expect hands-on exhibits and spaces to create, explore, and discuss. It’s an experience unlike any other in Seattle. Visit us across the street from the Seattle Center and the iconic Space Needle for an experience that will leave your family hopeful. Arrive curious. Leave inspired. Open Tuesday – Saturday, 10am to 5pm (until 6pm from June 3-August 30) Closed Sunday, Monday, and all U.S. holidays Special hours on Memorial Day weekend and Labor Day weekend: Sunday, May 25, 10am to 5pm Sunday, August 31, 10am to 6pm. Category: Charitable. Organizations. Volunteer. Audience: Kids. Teens. Singles. College Students. Dads. Moms. Seniors. Families. Cost: FREE. Saturday, September 20, 2014, 10:00 AM – 6:00 PM. 440 5th Ave North Seattle, WA 98109. For more info visit www.gatesfoundation.org.

Free SAT Test Prep Classes

Sandweiss Test Prep is offering a free six week SAT Class, Saturdays, 10:30 am. September 20-October 25. Students of high school age only. Useful test taking strategies for each question type on the SAT. Receive a free copy of The Official SAT Study Guide. Practice test to be scored and returned to each student. Class size is limited to 22 students. Register online at www.kcls.org/programs beginning September 2. Attendance at each Saturday session is mandatory. Category: Classes & Lectures. Schools. Audience: Teens. Cost: Free. Contact Name: Sarah Conrad. Contact Email: ssconrad@kcls.org. Contact Phone: 425-747-3350. Saturday, September 20, 2014, 10:30 AM. Lake Hills Library. For more info visit www.kcls.org.

Plants Need to Eat - Fall Soil Testing and Amendments

How plants grow, especially vegetables, depends upon the soil. Having you soil tested in the fall will let you know what elements are low or missing. You can then amend the soil and give it time to work before spring planting. This workshop will give you all the information you need to adjust your soil. Category: Classes & Lectures. Audience: Teens. Singles. College Students. Dads. Moms. Seniors. Cost: Free. Contact Name: Mary Osborne. Contact Email: rosborne60@aol.com. Contact Phone: 425-485-5942. Saturday, September 20, 2014, 10:30 AM – 12:00 PM. Master Gardener's Urban Demonstration Garden 15500 SE 16th St. Bellevue, WA 98007. For more info visit www.mgfkc.org.

Fraser Cabin Heritage Program

Visitors are invited to participate in hands-on activities that relate to early settler life at the historic 1888 Fraser Cabin. Eastside Heritage Center staff and volunteers present the activities and interpret the log cabin that was built and lived in by the Fraser family over 100 years ago! Presented in partnership with Bellevue Parks & Community Services. Category: Family. Audience: Kids. Cost: FREE. Contact Email: info@eastsideheritagecenter.org. Contact Phone: (425) 450-1049. Saturday, September 20, 2014, 11:00 AM – 3:00 PM. Kelsey Creek Farm Park 410 130th Place SE Bellevue, WA 98005.

Bellevue Botanical Garden Docent-led tours

Category: Organizations. Outdoor. Audience: Kids. Teens. Singles. College Students. Dads. Moms. Seniors. Families. Cost: None. Contact Phone: 425-452-2750. Saturday, September 20, 2014, 2:00 PM. Bellevue Botanical Garden, 12001 Main Street, Bellevue, WA 98005.

Ranger Walk

Join a Park Ranger for a free guided tour of the Lake Hills Greenbelt. Visit restoration sites, tour a cedar forest and learn about local wildlife and plants. These walks are free and meet at the Lake Hills Greenbelt Ranger Station every Saturday beginning at 2 p.m. Walks are fun for the whole family, all ages are welcome and no registration is necessary. Category: Family. Outdoor. Audience: Kids. Teens. Singles. College Students. Dads. Moms. Seniors. Families. Cost: Free. Contact Name: Malia Caracoglia. Contact Email: hcaracogli@bellevuewa.gov. Contact Phone: 425-452-6993. Saturday, September 20, 2014, 2:00 PM – 3:00 PM. Lake Hills Ranger Station 15416 SE 16th St. Bellevue WA 98008. For more info visit www.bellevuewa.gov.

Community Open House: Eastside Pathways

Have you seen signs with the Eastside Pathways logo? Are you curious about what our organization does? Come on Saturday, September 20 from 3 p.m. to 5 p.m. to the Microsoft Store in Bellevue Square and learn about the partnership that has united over 45 local organizations to support Bellevue's children. Saturday, September 20, 2014, 3:00PM to 5:00PM Microsoft Store in Bellevue Square. Category: Charitable. Family. Organizations. Schools. Volunteer. Audience: Kids. Teens. Singles. College Students. Dads. Moms. Seniors. Families. Cost: FREE. Contact Name: Charlotte Anthony. Contact Email: charlotte@eastsidepathways.org. Contact Phone: 425-647-4858. Saturday, September 20, 2014, 3:00 PM – 5:00 PM. Microsoft Store, Bellevue Square 116 Bellevue Way SE, Bellevue, WA 98004. For more info visit www.eventbrite.com.

Grow

Grow - Fundraiser Saturday, September 20, 2014 4 – 6 PM – Chef and Vintner Pairings 6 – 9 PM – Dinner and Evening Program $250 per person Join us as we celebrate our 2014 camp season and toast to future growth! Grow will once again feature Chef Brian Scheehser of Trellis Restaurant at The Heathman Hotel. Renowned for his elegant wine country –inspired cuisine, Chef Brian will lead guests through a five-course farm-to-table culinary journey using ingredients grown and harvested directly from our own organic garden. Held on Camp Korey’s breathtaking grounds at the historic Carnation Farm, guests will enjoy exquisite pre-dinner Chef and vintner pairings, bid on one-of-a-kind items, and experience a very special camper Stage Night. Only a true Rock Star can keep up with our campers on stage so this year, Grow welcomes special musical guest, Chad Smith, drummer from the Red Hot Chili Peppers, who will perform live with our campers during their talent acts. Camp Korey empowers children and families living… Category: Benefit. Audience: Dads. Moms. Cost: $250.00. Contact Name: Dawn Draves. Contact Email: ddraves@campkorey.org. Contact Phone: (425) 844-3275. Saturday, September 20, 2014, 4:00 PM – 9:00 PM. 28901 NE Carnation Farm Road Carnation, WA 98014. For more info visit campkorey.org.

Parents' Night Out at Pacific Science Center

Pacific Science Center offers Parents' Night Out events all year round. Spend a night out (or in!) while your child enjoys private, after-hours exploration of our exhibits, hands-on activities, and a live science, planetarium or laser light show. Your child will enjoy a light snack upon arrival and a science-themed treat later in the evening. Register online at pacificsciencecenter.org or call (206) 443-2925 for more details. Category: Arts & Entertainment. Classes & Lectures. Fairs & Festivals. Family. Organizations. Schools. Sports & Recreation. Volunteer. Audience: Kids. Teens. Singles. College Students. Dads. Moms. Seniors. Families. Cost: $40, or $30 for Pacific Science Center members. Contact Name: Pacific Science Center. Contact Email: edprograms@pacsci.org. Contact Phone: 206-443-2925. Saturday, September 20, 2014, 5:30 PM – 11:00 PM. Pacific Science Center 200 2nd Ave N Seattle, WA 98109. For more info visit www.pacificsciencecenter.org.

Family Movie Night - "Heaven Is for Real"

Based on the #1 New York Times best-selling book of the same name, HEAVEN IS FOR REAL brings to the screen the true story of a small-town father who must find the courage and conviction to share his son’s extraordinary, life-changing experience with the world. Category: Arts & Entertainment. Family. Audience: Kids. Teens. Singles. College Students. Dads. Moms. Seniors. Families. Cost: Free. Contact Name: Tom Frodsham. Contact Email: TomF@newportcov.com. Contact Phone: 425-747-0515 ext. 104. Saturday, September 20, 2014, 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM. Newport Covenant Church 12800 SE Coal Creek Parkway Bellevue, WA 98006.

Free SAT Prep Classes

Presented by Sandweiss SAT Prep. For high school ages. Saturday, September 20, 1-5pm: Diagnostic Test (4 hours) Saturday, September 27. 2-5pm: Lesson 1 Saturday, October 4, 2-5pm: Lesson 2 Saturday, October 11, 2-5pm: Lesson 3 Saturday, October 18, 1-5pm: Practice Test (4 hours) Saturday, October 25, 2-3:30pm: Test Review (1.5 hours) All students will receive a free copy of The Official SAT Study Guide, instruction on test strategies and a scored practice test. Required registration starts September 2, 10am. Class size is limited to 22. Category: Classes & Lectures. Audience: Teens. Contact Name: Newport Way Library. Contact Phone: 425-747-2390. Saturday, September 20, 2014, 6:00 PM. 14250 SE Newport Way Bellevue, WA 98006. For more info visit kcls.org.

Seattle Brain Cancer Walk

September 20st marks the 7th Anniversary of the Seattle Brain Cancer Walk (SBCW), a day dedicated to providing hope and creating community for those in the Pacific Northwest who face the deadliest form of cancer—brain cancer. Founded by a group of committed volunteers and families, the SBCW attracts more than 3,000 participants annually and 100 percent of the SBCW proceeds go directly to patient care, advocacy and research. For more information, visit www.braincancerwalk.org. Category: Charitable. Audience: Kids. Teens. Singles. College Students. Dads. Moms. Seniors. Families. Cost: Free to watch, go to braincancerwalk.org to register to walk/run in event. Contact Name: Shilo Markegard. Contact Email: seattlebraincancerwalk@swedish.org. Contact Phone: (206) 215-6700. Saturday, September 20, 2014, 8:45 PM – 10:00 PM. Seattle Center – Fisher Pavilion 305 Harrison Street Seattle, WA 98109.

Free Tours and Activities at the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation Visitor Center

It’s interactive, kid friendly, and full of teachable and inspirational moments. Bring your family to the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation Visitor Center for a free visit to learn about the work being done to improve lives from Seattle to South Africa. The Visitor Center, through engaging and thought-provoking exhibits, allows parents and children to dive into some of the world’s toughest challenges and learn how to act on their own ideas and solutions. Families can expect hands-on exhibits and spaces to create, explore, and discuss. It’s an experience unlike any other in Seattle. Visit us across the street from the Seattle Center and the iconic Space Needle for an experience that will leave your family hopeful. Arrive curious. Leave inspired. Open Tuesday – Saturday, 10am to 5pm (until 6pm from June 3-August 30) Closed Sunday, Monday, and all U.S. holidays Special hours on Memorial Day weekend and Labor Day weekend: Sunday, May 25, 10am to 5pm Sunday, August 31, 10am to 6pm. Category: Charitable. Organizations. Volunteer. Audience: Kids. Teens. Singles. College Students. Dads. Moms. Seniors. Families. Cost: FREE. Sunday, September 21, 2014, 10:00 AM – 6:00 PM. 440 5th Ave North Seattle, WA 98109. For more info visit www.gatesfoundation.org.

Open House

St. Louise School is a Pre-K through 8th Grade Catholic School. Come meet our exceptional faculty and tour the campus. This event is for parents, their children, and other interested family members. Category: Schools. Audience: Families. Cost: Free. Contact Name: Lola Bazan. Contact Email: info@stlouiseschool.org. Contact Phone: 425-746-4220. Sunday, September 21, 2014, 10:00 AM – 11:00 AM. 133-156th Ave. SE Bellevue, WA 98007.

The Hunt's Brunch

Relax at El Gaucho Bellevue on Sundays - Enjoy a delicious buffet and uncompromising service! Step back in time to an era of uncompromising service and total indulgence, where the smallest of details are considered the most basic ingredient of your visit. Enjoy being treated to the ultimate Sunday Buffet experience featuring favorites such as baron of beef, house-cured pork belly, chicken fried chop steak, sausage country gravy, poached salmon, spinach strata, bacon, kielbasa, and made to order mac and cheese, omelets, waffles, and French toast. Additional items such as gaucho benedicts, assorted salads and fresh fruit, charcuterie, pastries, desserts, and many more are not to be missed. Category: Arts & Entertainment. Family. Graduation. Holiday. Audience: Kids. Teens. Singles. College Students. Dads. Moms. Seniors. Families. Cost: $32/adult; $16/child ages 6-13; kids under 5 FREE. Contact Name: Tony Capra, General Manager. Contact Email: tcapra@elgaucho.com. Contact Phone: 425-455-2715. Sunday, September 21, 2014, 10:00 AM – 2:00 PM. El Gaucho Bellevue. For more info visit www.elgaucho.com.

Center for Spiritual Living Bellevue Sunday Service

We believe in a world that works for EVERYone!! We believe that the Universe is Spiritual and has Intelligence, Purpose, Beauty, and Order. Our beliefs are in harmony with all the world’s great spiritual teachings and we honor all paths to God. Join us on Sundays for 10am Meditation and 10:30 Celebration Services at the North Bellevue Community Center. Category: Arts & Entertainment. Benefit. Charitable. Classes & Lectures. Fairs & Festivals. Faith. Family. Government. Graduation. Holiday. Music. Organizations. Outdoor. Political. Reunions. Schools. Service Clubs. Sports & Recreation. Theater. Volunteer. Wedding. Audience: Kids. Teens. Singles. College Students. Dads. Moms. Seniors. Families. Cost: Free. Contact Name: Reverend Marla Mason. Contact Email: revmarla@cslbellevue.org. Contact Phone: 425-919-5144. Sunday, September 21, 2014, 10:30 AM – 11:30 AM. North Bellevue Community Center 4063 148th Ave NE Bellevue 98007.

Essential Church Worship Gatherings

Essential Church will begin gathering at the South Bellevue Community Center this Sunday! Join us for one of our pre-launch gatherings for worship, a message, and to hear more about the mission and vision of Essential Church. Each week we will worship together and then offer children's ministry for 4k- 5th grade. See you on Sunday! Category: Faith. Family. Music. Organizations. Audience: Kids. Teens. Singles. College Students. Dads. Moms. Seniors. Families. Cost: Free! Contact Name: Warren Mainard. Contact Email: warren@essentialchurch.cc. Contact Phone: 4252707022. Sunday, September 21, 2014, 10:40 AM – 12:00 PM. South Bellevue Community Center 14509 SE Newport Way Bellevue, WA 98006.

First Annual Public Servants Appreciation BBQ & Community Safety Event

The First Annual Public Servants Appreciation BBQ & Community Safety Event at Acacia on September 21st from 11 am to 4 pm is an outreach event to assist with fund raising for the service animals, community awareness, honoring the service members who have passed away, and of course appreciation for our men and women in uniform. We will be serving a free BBQ lunch for all service members catered by Rainin’ Ribs (a wonderful, privately owned restaurant across the street from Acacia). We will be having a special honor for retired Seattle Assistant Chief of Police David Grayson who passed away earlier this year and has been laid to rest at our park. With a focus on safety there will also be a fingerprinting ID booth for kids, a “mug shot” photo booth, and our own Family Alert program. The Northshore Fire Department will also provide a fire truck (Engine 57) from 1:30 to 2:30 pm for kids young and old to observe. We will also have a Paws and People Community Walk, and all leashed pets are welcome to attend. Two… Category: Arts & Entertainment. Benefit. Charitable. Fairs & Festivals. Family. Government. Music. Organizations. Outdoor. Service Clubs. Volunteer. Audience: Kids. Teens. Singles. College Students. Dads. Moms. Seniors. Families. Cost: Free Event! Free BBQ Lunch with Suggested Donation (All donations go to Pennies for Puppies and Ponies, the community program benefiting the K-9 unit of the Snohomish County Sherriff’s Office & Snohomish County Volunteer Search & Rescue K-9 Teams). Contact Name: Christy Graylee. Contact Email: christina.graylee@dignitymemorial.com. Contact Phone: (206) 362-5525. Sunday, September 21, 2014, 11:00 AM – 4:00 PM. Acacia Memorial Park 14951 Bothell Way NE Seattle, WA 98155. For more info visit www.dignitymemorial.com.

September NW Perennial Alliance Lecture

Category: Classes & Lectures. Organizations. Audience: Teens. Singles. College Students. Dads. Moms. Seniors. Families. Contact Phone: 425-452-2750. Sunday, September 21, 2014, 12:00 PM – 3:00 PM. Bellevue Botanical Garden, 12001 Main Street, Bellevue, WA 98005.

Book Group Extravaganza

Tips and resources for successful book groups. Share your book group ideas. Fiction & non-fiction book talks. Featuring Daniel James Brown, author of "The Boys in the Boat". The story of the University of Washington’s 1936 eight-oar crew and their epic quest for an Olympic gold medal, a team that transformed the sport and grabbed the attention of millions of Americans. Author signed books available for purchase Light refreshments Sponsored by Bellevue Friends of the Library. This event is free and registration not required. You need not be a book group member to attend. Category: Arts & Entertainment. Audience: Kids. Teens. Singles. College Students. Dads. Moms. Seniors. Families. Cost: free. Contact Name: Bellevue Library. Contact Phone: 425-450-1765. Sunday, September 21, 2014, 1:00 PM – 4:00 PM. Bellevue Regional Library, Rm 1 1111 110th Ave. N.E. Bellevue, WA 98004.

Half a Lifetime in Gardens and What They Have Taught Me

The Northwest Perennial Alliance (NPA) welcomes Anne Raver, longtime garden columnist and writer for this lively and interesting lecture. Anne has spent 30 years in the field, first at Newsday, a Long Island daily, and then the New York Times, At both papers she wrote about “the garden writ large," that is, on almost anything that involved plants. She has seen not only unforgettable gardens, but national parks devastated by fire, nurseries wiped out by hurricanes, Surperfund sites, river farms of the Amazon jungle and cantaloupes ripening on a Queens fire escape. She will tell us some of these stories, and more, as well as give us a glimpse of just what it is---and takes---to be a garden writer. Mark your calendars now for this not-to-be-missed treat. Doors open at noon for seed and plant sales. No pre-registration required. NPA members free; non-members $10. Payable at the door. For more information, please visit http://www.northwestperennialalliance.org/ . Category: Classes & Lectures. Cost: NPA members free; non-members $10. Contact Name: Northwest Perennial Alliance. Contact Email: info@northwestperennialalliance.org. Contact Phone: 425-647-6004. Sunday, September 21, 2014, 1:00 PM – 2:30 PM. Bellevue Botanical Garden Education Center 12001 Main Street Bellevue, WA 98005. For more info visit www.northwestperennialalliance.org.

Living With Wildlife: Kokanee

Did you know that Lake Sammamish is home to a special population of Salmon? Kokanee spend their lives land-locked in the lake, migrating up the surrounding creeks, including Lewis Creek, in the late fall. Learn about the threats to this species, and how you can help them to thrive. Ages: 12+ Cost: Free! No registration required. Info: 425-452-4195. Category: Classes & Lectures. Government. Sports & Recreation. Audience: Teens. College Students. Dads. Moms. Seniors. Cost: FREE! Contact Name: Lewis Creek Visitor Center. Contact Email: LCVC@bellevuewa.gov. Contact Phone: 425-452-4195. Sunday, September 21, 2014, 1:00 PM – 2:00 PM. Lewis Creek Visitor Center 5808 Lakemont Blvd SE Bellevue, WA 98006. For more info visit www.bellevuewa.gov.

Bunka University Fashion Show

Admission is FREE but you must RSVP. This is an amazing show. At the end of each show there will be an opportunity to meet all of the Bunka University students that put on the show. The entire show is produced by the students from clothing designs, production, models, hair and make-up, lighting, technician, backstage production and so on. Category: Arts & Entertainment. Family. Schools. Theater. Audience: Kids. Teens. Singles. College Students. Dads. Moms. Seniors. Families. Cost: FREE ADMISSION. Contact Name: Emi Khosraw. Contact Email: fashion@ushomestay.com. Contact Phone: 425-483-5974. Sunday, September 21, 2014, 1:00 PM – 2:00 PM. Broadway Performance Hall 1625 Broadway, Seattle WA 98122.

Bellevue Botanical Garden Docent-led tours

Category: Organizations. Outdoor. Audience: Kids. Teens. Singles. College Students. Dads. Moms. Seniors. Families. Cost: None. Contact Phone: 425-452-2750. Sunday, September 21, 2014, 2:00 PM. Bellevue Botanical Garden, 12001 Main Street, Bellevue, WA 98005.

Eastside Dialysis Patients Support Group

We are an independent group founded by dialysis patients FOR dialysis patients. It is a closed group so that your comments are kept within the group only. We meet monthly to brainstorm, learn, inform and support each other in living with ESRD. Category: Organizations. Audience: Teens. Singles. Dads. Moms. Seniors. Families. Cost: None. Contact Name: Robin Franzi. Contact Email: EastsideDialysisPatients@hotmail.com. Contact Phone: 425-556-5913. Sunday, September 21, 2014, 2:00 PM – 3:30 PM. For more info visit www.facebook.com.

It’s Not Too Early to Begin Downsizing: Lessons From the Field

Make your next move the simplest one yet. Kelly provides easy first steps to gain momentum on your downsizing project, and offers resources for transition support and assistance. Category: Classes & Lectures. Contact Name: Newport Way Library. Contact Phone: 425-747-2390. Sunday, September 21, 2014, 2:00 PM. 14250 SE Newport Way Bellevue, WA 98006.

Bunka University Fashion Show

Admission is FREE but you must RSVP. This is an amazing show. At the end of each show there will be an opportunity to meet all of the Bunka University students that put on the show. The entire show is produced by the students from clothing designs, production, models, hair and make-up, lighting, technician, backstage production and so on. Category: Arts & Entertainment. Family. Schools. Theater. Audience: Kids. Teens. Singles. College Students. Dads. Moms. Seniors. Families. Cost: FREE (RSVP). Contact Name: Emi Khosraw. Contact Email: fashion@ushomestay.com. Contact Phone: 425-483-5974. Sunday, September 21, 2014, 3:00 PM – 4:00 PM. Broadway Performance Hall 1625 Broadway Seattle WA 98122.

Chinese American Citizens Alliance Monthly Meeting

Monthly Meeting. We are working on submitting legislation to add information about the 1882 Chinese Exclusion Act to WA public school curricula. We are also needing help with planning and organizing the upcoming National Convention to be held August 2015. The Seattle C.A.C.A. typically meets the third Sunday of each month at various restaurants throughout the Greater Seattle area. Occasionally we will meet the 4th Sunday due to holidays and other conflicts. The chapter welcomes new members and is a great way for families to participate together toward a worthwhile cause. Category: Charitable. Classes & Lectures. Family. Government. Organizations. Political. Service Clubs. Volunteer. Audience: Kids. Teens. Singles. College Students. Dads. Moms. Seniors. Families. Cost: Members pay for their own meal. Contact Name: Ming-Ming Tung Edelman. Contact Email: info@cacaseattle.org. Sunday, September 21, 2014, 5:00 PM – 7:00 PM. Four Seas Restaurant, 714 S King St, Seattle, WA 98104. For more info visit www.cacaseattle.org.

Cardio Sculpt & Core Power Ball Fitness Class

Join us on Mondays and Wed for this fun and challenging workout that will push you while using cardio intervals of step, plyometrics & weights. On Fridays join us for this full-body stability, strength, and cardio workout. Training will use exercise ball, weights and body weight to increase core strength and fitness. All levels are welcome and we provide free childcare. Please see our website for more information. Category: Sports & Recreation. Audience: Teens. Singles. College Students. Dads. Moms. Seniors. Families. Cost: Suggested Donation $6/class. Contact Name: Gretchen Frederick. Contact Email: Gfrederick@belpres.org. Contact Phone: 425-454-3082. Monday, September 22, 2014, 9:30 AM – 10:30 AM. Bellevue Presbyterian Church 1717 Bellevue Way NE Bellevue, WA 98004. For more info visit www.belpres.org.

Free Tours and Activities at the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation Visitor Center

It’s interactive, kid friendly, and full of teachable and inspirational moments. Bring your family to the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation Visitor Center for a free visit to learn about the work being done to improve lives from Seattle to South Africa. The Visitor Center, through engaging and thought-provoking exhibits, allows parents and children to dive into some of the world’s toughest challenges and learn how to act on their own ideas and solutions. Families can expect hands-on exhibits and spaces to create, explore, and discuss. It’s an experience unlike any other in Seattle. Visit us across the street from the Seattle Center and the iconic Space Needle for an experience that will leave your family hopeful. Arrive curious. Leave inspired. Open Tuesday – Saturday, 10am to 5pm (until 6pm from June 3-August 30) Closed Sunday, Monday, and all U.S. holidays Special hours on Memorial Day weekend and Labor Day weekend: Sunday, May 25, 10am to 5pm Sunday, August 31, 10am to 6pm. Category: Charitable. Organizations. Volunteer. Audience: Kids. Teens. Singles. College Students. Dads. Moms. Seniors. Families. Cost: FREE. Monday, September 22, 2014, 10:00 AM – 6:00 PM. 440 5th Ave North Seattle, WA 98109. For more info visit www.gatesfoundation.org.

2014 Peter Kirk Golf Classic

The 20th Annual Peter Kirk Classic will be held at one of the premier area courses on Mon. Sept. 22 at Kenmore’s Inglewood Golf Club. This is a four person scramble format, which is always a lot of fun! Fee includes green fees, cart use, range balls, swag bag, contests, awards dinner, & a chance at door prizes. $125 per player thru Aug. 31, then price goes to $150. Sign up as a team or individual. Spots are limited for this rare opportunity to play a beautiful private course! Event Schedule: 10:30am Registration begins 11:00am Driving Range available 12:30pm Captains' meeting and call to carts 12:45pm Golfers led out to their holes 1:00pm Shotgun start Awards dinner to follow tournament Register: https://www.kirklandchamber.org/peter-kirk-golf-classic/. Category: Charitable. Organizations. Outdoor. Sports & Recreation. Audience: Singles. College Students. Dads. Moms. Seniors. Cost: $125 before Sept 1/$150 after Sept 1. Contact Name: Samantha St. John. Contact Email: samanthas@kirklandchamber.org. Contact Phone: 425-822-7066. Monday, September 22, 2014, 10:30 AM – 7:30 PM. Inglewood Golf Club 6505 Inglewood Road NE Kenmore, WA 98028. For more info visit www.kirklandchamber.org.

Bellevue College Parent + Child "Together" Class Open House

Come with your toddler for a visit of our classrooms! We are excited about the coming year and some of our classes still have openings. Classes begin mid- to late-September, so please plan to join us, meet our faculty and children’s teachers, have some fun with your child, and get all of your questions answered! For more information: http://www.bellevuecollege.edu/parented/. Category: Classes & Lectures. Audience: Kids. Dads. Moms. Families. Cost: Free. Contact Name: Wendy Hatheway. Contact Email: wendy.hatheway@bellevuecollege.edu. Contact Phone: 425-564-2365. Monday, September 22, 2014, 11:30 AM – 1:00 PM. St. Michael's Episcopal Church 325 SE Darst St. Issaquah, WA 98027. For more info visit www.bellevuecollege.edu.

Norm Johnson Recognition at Spray Playground

This will be a brief recognition of Norm Johnson's leadership in the development of the Spray Playground at Crossroads Community Park. Norm was president of the Bellevue Breakfast Rotary Club at the time the Spray Playground was planned and constructed. Category: Service Clubs. Audience: Kids. Teens. Singles. College Students. Dads. Moms. Seniors. Families. Cost: $0.00. Contact Name: Howard Johnson. Contact Email: hojuj@comcast.net. Contact Phone: 425-455-1271. Monday, September 22, 2014, 12:00 PM – 12:25 PM. Crossroads Community Park Bellevue, WA.

Karen Bonnell and Kristin Little- The Co-Parents' Handbook

When it comes to a child's sense of family, what divorce or separation breaks apart, solid co-parenting can rebuild. But what does it really look like to successfully co-parent? And how do separated parents learn to create a nurturing two-home family? In The Co-Parents' Handbook, Karen Bonnell and Kristin Little provide an indispensable "how-to" guide to help parents work through issues, develop strategies, and confidently take on the challenges of raising children in two homes. Joining us for a discussion and signing, Bonnell and Little will be on hand to introduce their valuable new book, answer questions, and address specific issues relevant to families in transition following a divorce or separation. Presented in partnership with King County Collaborative Law. Category: Arts & Entertainment. Classes & Lectures. Family. Audience: College Students. Dads. Moms. Seniors. Cost: Free. Monday, September 22, 2014, 6:00 PM – 7:00 PM. University Book Store 990 102nd Ave NE Bellevue, WA, 98004. For more info visit www2.bookstore.washington.edu.

Say yes to your healthiest best

Manage stress. Eat well. Exercise. Lose weight. Do you need help getting started? Let us guide you along the right path! In this six-week health and wellness series, you will gain best practice knowledge and skills in the areas of stress management, nutrition and physical activity to effectively manage your health and build life-long healthy habits. This hands-on educational experience provides the participant with fitness tools such as stretch bands and pedometers. Throughout the program you will enjoy cooking demonstrations and samples; will participate in light exercise, guided relaxation, and much more! At the time of registration you will be asked to schedule your baseline screening for cholesterol, glucose, blood pressure and body mass index (BMI). Category: Classes & Lectures. Cost: $90. Contact Phone: 425-899-3000. Monday, September 22, 2014, 6:00 PM. EvergreenHealth 12040 NE 128th St Kirkland, WA 98034. For more info visit www.evergreenhealth.com.

Start to Fitness A Taste of Taichi

Taichi is an ancient Chinese exercise that uses slow, smooth body movements and concentrates on breathing and balance to achieve a state of relaxation of both body and mind. Taichi is practiced worldwide and offers general health benefits, including improved concentration and stress reduction. The presenter, Master Yijiao Hong, has 30 years teaching experience. If you’re resolved to begin a more active, healthy lifestyle, it’s easy to get started at your library. Throughout 2014, find ideas, inspiration and tips on simple ways to add more movement and healthy options to your life through the new adult series, Start to Fitness. Category: Arts & Entertainment. Classes & Lectures. Sports & Recreation. Audience: Singles. Dads. Moms. Seniors. Contact Name: Issaquah Library. Contact Email: sjcummins@kcls.org. Contact Phone: 425.392.5430. Monday, September 22, 2014, 7:00 PM. Issaquah Library 10 W Sunset Way Issaquah, WA 98027.

Start to Fitness Successful Trekking: Patagonia, Nepal, Peru, Camino de Santiago and more!

Discover the top 3 ways to prepare for a successful trekking adventure! Learn what it takes to hike into magnificent Machu Picchu, trek in the breath-taking Annapurna region of Nepal, hike all the way across Spain along the Camino de Santiago and more! Sheri Goodwin, of Transformational Journeys, will introduce you to appropriate ways to train for your dream journey. Category: Arts & Entertainment. Outdoor. Audience: Singles. Dads. Moms. Seniors. Contact Name: Lake Hills Library. Contact Email: sjcummins@kcls.org. Contact Phone: 425.747.3350. Monday, September 22, 2014, 7:00 PM. Lake Hills Library 15590 Lake Hills Boulevard Bellevue, WA 98007.

Zumba

Come out and party with us on Monday/Wednesday and Thursday nights to the sounds of some of the most exciting music all while burning those calories. Category: Sports & Recreation. Audience: Singles. College Students. Dads. Moms. Seniors. Cost: $7.00 Drop-in. Contact Name: Marvid Schnieder. Contact Phone: 206-419-9305. Monday, September 22, 2014, 7:00 PM – 8:00 PM. 14224 Bel-Red Road Highland Community Center.

2014 Housing Summit, presented by the Master Builders Association of King & Snohomish Counties

Master Builders Association of King & Snohomish Counties (MBA), http://masterbuildersinfo.com, in conjunction with Puget Sound Energy, presents the 2014 Housing Summit with a line-up of top housing and real estate professionals sharing their expertise on the housing market and the shortage of buildable land. “Accommodating Housing Needs with Less Land” is the theme for the half-day event, which is free of charge. The Housing Summit will explore how best to forge a path forward and meet Growth Management Act housing targets as the Puget Sound area faces a diminishing buildable land supply. Featured speakers include David Crowe, Chief Economist and Senior Vice President, National Association of Home Builders (NAHB); Todd Britsch, President of New Home Trends; Nancy Bainbridge Rogers, Land Use Attorney, Cairncross & Hempelmann; and a panel discussion with state legislators, homebuilders and other housing experts focusing on legislative solutions and helping to form the basis of next steps for the industry.… Category: Classes & Lectures. Government. Organizations. Political. Audience: Singles. Dads. Moms. Seniors. Cost: Free. Tuesday, September 23, 2014, 7:30 AM – 11:30 AM. Meydenbauer Convention Center (Exhibit Hall) 11100 NE 6th St Bellevue, WA 98004. For more info visit www.masterbuildersinfo.com.

State Representative Larry Springer, 45th District from Kirkland, joins panel at Master Builders Association’s 2014 Housing Summit September 23

The Master Builders Association of King and Snohomish Counties, (MBA), presents the 2014 Housing Summit focusing on dwindling buildable land in the Puget Sound area, Tuesday, Sept. 23. “Accommodating Housing Needs with Less Land” will include presentations by top housing experts. State Representative Larry Springer, 45th District from Kirkland, will join other legislators, homebuilders and housing experts in a follow-up discussion focusing on solutions. The free event is set for 7:30 am to 11:30 am at Meydenbauer Convention Center (Exhibit Hall), 11100 NE 6th St. in Bellevue. Space is limited and early reservations can be made online at MasterBuildersInfo.com or by calling the Association’s Events Department at (425) 451-7920. The program will focus on challenges posed by a shortage of buildable land from both national and local perspectives. The Housing Summit will explore how best to forge a path forward and meet Growth Management Act housing targets as the Puget Sound area faces a diminishing buil… Category: Classes & Lectures. Government. Organizations. Political. Audience: Singles. Dads. Moms. Seniors. Cost: Free. Contact Phone: (425) 451-7920. Tuesday, September 23, 2014, 7:30 AM – 9:30 AM. Meydenbauer Convention Center (Exhibit Hall), 11100 NE 6th St. Bellevue. For more info visit www.masterbuildersinfo.com.

Maximize Your Small Business Patent Advantage

Patent Law Attorney Timothy Siegel will be holding a presentation in the first floor conference room of the Symetra building in Bellevue, explaining the ways small business owners can maximize their patent advantage. This presentation is open to everyone. Category: Classes & Lectures. Contact Name: Tim Siegel. Contact Phone: (425) 283-1166. Tuesday, September 23, 2014, 8:00 AM – 9:00 AM. Symetra Building, First Floor Conference Room, 777 108th Avenue NE Bellevue, WA 98004.

Bellevue College Parent + Child "Together" Class Open House

Come with your toddler for a visit of our classrooms! We are excited about the coming year and some of our classes still have openings. Classes begin mid- to late-September, so please plan to join us, meet our faculty and children’s teachers, have some fun with your child, and get all of your questions answered! For more information: http://www.bellevuecollege.edu/parented/. Category: Classes & Lectures. Audience: Kids. Dads. Moms. Families. Cost: Free. Contact Name: Wendy Hatheway. Contact Email: wendy.hatheway@bellevuecollege.edu. Contact Phone: 425-564-2365. Tuesday, September 23, 2014, 10:00 AM – 11:00 AM. Eastgate Congregational Church 15318 SE Newport Way Bellevue, WA 98006. For more info visit www.bellevuecollege.edu.

Free Tours and Activities at the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation Visitor Center

It’s interactive, kid friendly, and full of teachable and inspirational moments. Bring your family to the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation Visitor Center for a free visit to learn about the work being done to improve lives from Seattle to South Africa. The Visitor Center, through engaging and thought-provoking exhibits, allows parents and children to dive into some of the world’s toughest challenges and learn how to act on their own ideas and solutions. Families can expect hands-on exhibits and spaces to create, explore, and discuss. It’s an experience unlike any other in Seattle. Visit us across the street from the Seattle Center and the iconic Space Needle for an experience that will leave your family hopeful. Arrive curious. Leave inspired. Open Tuesday – Saturday, 10am to 5pm (until 6pm from June 3-August 30) Closed Sunday, Monday, and all U.S. holidays Special hours on Memorial Day weekend and Labor Day weekend: Sunday, May 25, 10am to 5pm Sunday, August 31, 10am to 6pm. Category: Charitable. Organizations. Volunteer. Audience: Kids. Teens. Singles. College Students. Dads. Moms. Seniors. Families. Cost: FREE. Tuesday, September 23, 2014, 10:00 AM – 6:00 PM. 440 5th Ave North Seattle, WA 98109. For more info visit www.gatesfoundation.org.

Young Toddler Story Times

Ages 12 to 24 months with adult. Stories, songs and rhymes! Category: Arts & Entertainment. Audience: Kids. Families. Contact Name: Newport Way Library. Contact Phone: 425-747-2390. Tuesday, September 23, 2014, 10:30 AM. 14250 SE Newport Way Bellevue, WA 98006.

Toddler Story Times

Ages 24 to 36 months with adult. Stories, songs and rhymes! Category: Arts & Entertainment. Audience: Kids. Families. Contact Name: Newport Way Library. Contact Phone: 425-747-2390. Tuesday, September 23, 2014, 11:30 AM. 14250 SE Newport Way Bellevue, WA 98006.

Job Preparation Classes

Bellevue College is offering FREE Job Preparation classes for immigrants, refugees, permanent residents and U.S. citizens living in Bellevue. These classes are funded by the City of Bellevue and begin every quarter in January, April, June and September. Fall 2014 schedule: Preparing for Work (ESL level 5/6 students) First class and registration: Tuesday, September 23 at 5:30 pm R101, Bellevue College Main Campus (3000 Landerholm Circle SE Bellevue, WA 98007-6484) On the Job Communications (ESL level 6 students) First class and registration: Saturday, September 27 at 9:00 am R101, Bellevue College Main Campus (3000 Landerholm Circle SE Bellevue, WA 98007-6484) Working in English (ESL Level 4/5 students) First class and registration: Tuesday, September 27 at 9:00am R306, Bellevue College Main Campus (3000 Landerholm Circle SE Bellevue, WA 98007-6484) For more information, please visit www.bellevuecollege.edu/prepforwork or contact me at prep4work@bellevuecollege.edu. Category: Classes & Lectures. Audience: Singles. College Students. Dads. Moms. Seniors. Families. Cost: FREE. Contact Name: Hima Rami. Contact Email: prep4work@bellevuecollege.edu. Contact Phone: 425-564-2723. Tuesday, September 23, 2014, 5:30 PM. Bellevue College, 3000 Landerholm Circle, Bellevue, WA 98007-6484. For more info visit www.bellevuecollege.edu.

Brian King- So Long, Vietnam

What if a group of infantry soldiers simply refused to fight? That is the question at the center of Brian King's new novel about three young Americans drafted into the U.S. Army during the Vietnam War. Based on actual events, experiences, and sentiments of U.S. soldiers who served in Vietnam, it's also a book that ponders a reality that could have been. For a unique look into the Vietnam War and the anti-war movement that existed not only at home, but within the Army's own ranks, join us for a reading and signing with King, the book's author as well as an Army Veteran and a longtime anti-war activist. Category: Arts & Entertainment. Audience: Singles. College Students. Dads. Moms. Seniors. Cost: Free. Tuesday, September 23, 2014, 6:00 PM – 7:00 PM. University Book Store 990 102nd Ave NE Bellevue, WA, 98004. For more info visit www2.bookstore.washington.edu.

21 Acres: Cultivating Cooks 101

Learn the basics of cooking seasonally in five, two-hour classes teaching hands-on kitchen and cooking skills. This series is just for teens, ages 12 to 19. Participants will prepare, cook and enjoy their creations at the end of each class. Emphasis will be on seasonal, organic, local, and sustainable. 5 Tuesdays, 6:30-8:30 pm: Sept. 23, Oct. 7, Oct. 21, Nov. 4, Nov. 18 Class 1- Basic Knife Skills: How to cut fruits and vegetables. Menu includes: Green salad with a vinaigrette dressing, caprese salad, fruit salad and bruschetta. Class 2- Breakfast of Champions: How to cook eggs every way; nutritious grains, dairy products. Menu includes: Scrambled eggs, omelets (French and America), eggs over easy, the perfect hardboiled egg, whole grain pancakes and yogurt parfaits. Class 3- Baking, Frying, Boiling, Sautee, Blanching: Menu includes: Kale chips, tater tots, veggies for crudité and garlic kale dip. Class 4- Food Groups- Fruit & Vegetables, Dairy, Meats & Proteins: Menu includes: Mix… Category: Classes & Lectures. Audience: Teens. Cost: $89. Contact Name: Deb. Contact Email: deb@21acres.org. Contact Phone: 425-481-1500. Tuesday, September 23, 2014, 6:30 PM – 8:30 PM. 21 Acres Center for Local Food and Sustainable Living 13701 NE 171st St Woodinville, WA 98072. For more info visit www.eventbrite.com.

Tuesdays @ 21: Puget Sound Food Hub- Entrepreneurial Connections in the Local Food World

Tuesdays at 21 are a nearly-free, crowd-sourced, evening presentation series for the broader Sammamish Valley region hosted monthly at the Center for Local Food and Sustainable Living. The goal of Tuesdays at 21 is to provide community members with a unique opportunity to learn from and to share with people in the interdisciplinary fields within sustainability. Each Tuesdays at 21 will focus on a particular topic and consist of three or four relevant 10-15 minute presentations coordinated by a 21 Acres guide. The presentations will utilize 21 Acres’ building, farm, and practices as inspiration and models for learning. Five bucks at the door will get you in but a RSVP is requested. Monthly Topics and Guide August 26, Mary, Seasonal Plant and Flower Arrangements September 23, Robin Crowder, Puget Sound Food Hub October 28, Kitchen Staff, Planning Your Organic Sustainable Holiday Meals HOLIDAY BREAK — Look for us again in 2015 This week’s Tuesdays @ 21 is called Puget Sound Food Hub: Entrepreneuri… Category: Classes & Lectures. Cost: $5. Contact Name: Deb. Contact Email: deb@21acres.org. Contact Phone: 425-481-1500. Tuesday, September 23, 2014, 6:30 PM – 8:00 PM. 21 Acres Center for Local Food and Sustainable Living 13701 NE 171st St Woodinville, WA 98072. For more info visit tuesdaysat21.eventbrite.com.

Infant Safety & Injury Prevention for Parents

Everything new parents need to know about keeping your baby safe at home and at play is packed into this two-hour class! Pediatricians agree unintentional injuries are the greatest risk to babies. Learn the basics of preventing “accidents” based on the latest best-practice recommendations. Topics include basic child development, safe sleep, medication safety, fire/burn safety, home safety – baby proofing, and some car seat basics. For registration and information, call 425.899.3000 or register 24/7 online. Category: Classes & Lectures. Family. Organizations. Audience: Dads. Moms. Families. Cost: $25.00. Contact Name: EvergreenHealth. Contact Phone: 425.899.3000. Tuesday, September 23, 2014, 7:00 PM – 8:00 PM. EvergreenHealth Medical Center, 12040 NE 128th Street Kirkland, WA 98034. For more info visit www.evergreenhealth.com.

Autumn Parent-Tot

A Weekly Gathering for Parents or Caregivers and Children ages birth to 3 years old. Category: Classes & Lectures. Family. Schools. Audience: Kids. Dads. Moms. Families. Cost: $300. Contact Name: Briana Bennitt. Contact Email: info@simplicitylearning.org. Contact Phone: 425.614.0145. Tuesday, September 23, 2014, 10:00 PM – Wednesday, September 24, 2014, 12:00 AM. Simplicity Learning 12443 Bel-Red Road Bellevue, WA 98005. For more info visit simplicitylearning.org.

Fashion Week at The Bellevue Collection

In its ninth year, The Bellevue Collection is set to once again produce fall’s best runway shows during the Northwest’s premier fashion event, Fashion Week at The Bellevue Collection, September 24 - 28, 2014. The week-long experience goes day-to-night with runway shows, chic parties, special appearances, stylish in-store events, happy hours and irresistible shopping. With the Northwest’s leading runway show venue, Fashion Week at The Bellevue Collection delivers an extraordinary experience to fashion forward, contemporary and luxury shoppers. Category: Arts & Entertainment. Cost: Complimentary and Premier Events. Wednesday, September 24, 2014 – Friday, September 26, 2014. The Bellevue Collection. For more info visit bellevuecollection.com.

Cardio Sculpt & Core Power Ball Fitness Class

Join us on Mondays and Wed for this fun and challenging workout that will push you while using cardio intervals of step, plyometrics & weights. On Fridays join us for this full-body stability, strength, and cardio workout. Training will use exercise ball, weights and body weight to increase core strength and fitness. All levels are welcome and we provide free childcare. Please see our website for more information. Category: Sports & Recreation. Audience: Teens. Singles. College Students. Dads. Moms. Seniors. Families. Cost: Suggested Donation $6/class. Contact Name: Gretchen Frederick. Contact Email: Gfrederick@belpres.org. Contact Phone: 425-454-3082. Wednesday, September 24, 2014, 9:30 AM – 10:30 AM. Bellevue Presbyterian Church 1717 Bellevue Way NE Bellevue, WA 98004. For more info visit www.belpres.org.

Bellevue College Parent + Child "Together" Class Open House

Come with your toddler for a visit of our classrooms! We are excited about the coming year and some of our classes still have openings. Classes begin mid- to late-September, so please plan to join us, meet our faculty and children’s teachers, have some fun with your child, and get all of your questions answered! For more information: www.bellevuecollege.edu… Category: Classes & Lectures. Audience: Kids. Dads. Moms. Families. Cost: Free. Contact Name: Wendy Hatheway. Contact Email: wendy.hatheway@bellevuecollege.edu. Contact Phone: 425-564-2365. Wednesday, September 24, 2014, 10:00 AM – 11:00 AM. St. Peter's United Methodist Church 17222 NE 8th St. Bellevue, WA 98008. For more info visit www.bellevuecollege.edu.

Free Tours and Activities at the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation Visitor Center

It’s interactive, kid friendly, and full of teachable and inspirational moments. Bring your family to the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation Visitor Center for a free visit to learn about the work being done to improve lives from Seattle to South Africa. The Visitor Center, through engaging and thought-provoking exhibits, allows parents and children to dive into some of the world’s toughest challenges and learn how to act on their own ideas and solutions. Families can expect hands-on exhibits and spaces to create, explore, and discuss. It’s an experience unlike any other in Seattle. Visit us across the street from the Seattle Center and the iconic Space Needle for an experience that will leave your family hopeful. Arrive curious. Leave inspired. Open Tuesday – Saturday, 10am to 5pm (until 6pm from June 3-August 30) Closed Sunday, Monday, and all U.S. holidays Special hours on Memorial Day weekend and Labor Day weekend: Sunday, May 25, 10am to 5pm Sunday, August 31, 10am to 6pm. Category: Charitable. Organizations. Volunteer. Audience: Kids. Teens. Singles. College Students. Dads. Moms. Seniors. Families. Cost: FREE. Wednesday, September 24, 2014, 10:00 AM – 6:00 PM. 440 5th Ave North Seattle, WA 98109. For more info visit www.gatesfoundation.org.

Preschool Story Times

Ages 3 to 5 with adult. Stories, songs and rhymes! Category: Arts & Entertainment. Audience: Kids. Families. Contact Name: Newport Way Library. Contact Phone: 425-747-2390. Wednesday, September 24, 2014, 10:30 AM. 14250 SE Newport Way Bellevue, WA 98006.

Providence Hospice of Seattle Pediatric Luncheon

Providence Hospice of Seattle Foundation will hold its 15th annual Pediatric Luncheon on Wednesday, Sept. 24, 2014, to raise funds to help seriously ill and grieving children get the care they deserve, regardless of their financial circumstances. Keynote speaker is Father Stephen Sundborg, S.J. president of Seattle University. Father Sundborg is strongly committed to promoting social justice and actively supports programs that encourage individuals to make a difference in their community and the world. Doors open at 11:30 a.m. and the program will begin at noon at the Washington State Convention Center, 800 Convention Place, Seattle. Participants will not be charged for lunch, but a gift of $150 will be requested. Money raised at the luncheon will help fund Providence Hospice of Seattle's Stepping Stones children’s hospice and palliative care program, Safe Crossings children’s grief support program, and Camp Erin-King County. These critical programs, which benefit terminally ill and grieving children, would… Category: Benefit. Charitable. Audience: Kids. Teens. Singles. College Students. Dads. Moms. Seniors. Families. Cost: $150 Suggested donation. Contact Name: Jill Perry. Contact Email: jill.perry@providence.org. Contact Phone: 206-749-7956. Wednesday, September 24, 2014, 11:30 AM – 2:30 PM. Washington State Convention Center, 800 Convention Place, Seattle.

Frank Portman- King Dork

Since its release in 2006, King Dork, Frank Portman's original novel about a geeky teenage boy dealing with the tortures and humiliations of high school—all while trying to solve a half a dozen mysteries (including the one surrounding his father's death), track down a mysterious girl he met at a party, and start a rock band—has become a cult classic. What makes King Dork even more fun is that Portman recorded five of the book's original songs, as if he were Tom, the book's main character. If we're lucky, Portman might even perform a few when he joins us for a reading and signing of the hilarious pop culture critique and heartfelt story that put him on the map. Who knows? He might also give us a sneak peek of the King Dork sequel due out later this year! Category: Arts & Entertainment. Audience: Teens. Dads. Moms. Cost: Free. Wednesday, September 24, 2014, 6:00 PM – 7:00 PM. University Book Store 990 102nd Ave NE Bellevue, WA, 98004. For more info visit www2.bookstore.washington.edu.

White Privilege and Our Call to Action

As people of faith, we are called to stand against systems that marginalize individuals and communities. This public forum is to explore the ways that white privilege (the unearned advantages and benefits that we receive as white people) affects our lives. The People's Institute Northwest will lead this discussion as an important stepping stone in engaging in anti-racist work in King County. The People's Institute NW's work is evidenced in a sustained movement to address racial inequities in this region. They have done significant work with many organizations that impact the lives of communities of color including: City & County Governments; Local school districts, Puget Sound ESD, & Colleges & Universities; Minority & Anti-Racism Coalitions; and Multiple faith-based organizations to name a few. For a complete list and additional information, go to www.pinwseattle.org. Category: Faith. Family. Organizations. Political. Audience: Teens. Singles. College Students. Dads. Moms. Seniors. Families. Cost: Free to the public. Contact Name: Jenn Hagedorn. Contact Email: jhagedorn@plymouthchurchseattle.org. Contact Phone: 206.265.2834. Wednesday, September 24, 2014, 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM. Eastgate Congregational United Church of Christ 15318 SE Newport Way, Bellevue, WA.

Study Zone

Grades K-12. Need homework help? Drop in for free tutoring at the library. Open to students in grades K-12 who need help with any subject or anyone up to age 21 studying for their GED. You can also study on your own. Category: Volunteer. Audience: Kids. Teens. Cost: Free. Contact Name: Newport Way Library. Contact Phone: 425-747-2390. Wednesday, September 24, 2014, 6:30 PM – 8:30 PM. 14250 SE Newport Way Bellevue, WA 98006.

Natural Yard Care Classes

Every fall, Bellevue offers free natural yard care workshops. At each class, local experts share practical tips and how-to's for home gardeners who want to go natural. Beginning this year the classes will be held at the new Bellevue Botanical Garden Education Center, 12001 Main Street, Bellevue. To learn more about the workshops, email Patricia Burgess (pburgess@bellevuewa.gov) or call 425-452-4127. Category: Classes & Lectures. Outdoor. Cost: Free. Contact Name: Patricia Burgess. Contact Email: pburgess@bellevuewa.gov. Contact Phone: 425-452-4127. Wednesday, September 24, 2014, 7:00 PM – 9:00 PM. Bellevue Botanical Garden Education Center 12001 Main Street Bellevue, 98005. For more info visit www.ci.bellevue.wa.us.

Zumba

Come out and party with us on Monday/Wednesday and Thursday nights to the sounds of some of the most exciting music all while burning those calories. Category: Sports & Recreation. Audience: Singles. College Students. Dads. Moms. Seniors. Cost: $7.00 Drop-in. Contact Name: Marvid Schnieder. Contact Phone: 206-419-9305. Wednesday, September 24, 2014, 7:00 PM – 8:00 PM. 14224 Bel-Red Road Highland Community Center.

Free Tours and Activities at the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation Visitor Center

It’s interactive, kid friendly, and full of teachable and inspirational moments. Bring your family to the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation Visitor Center for a free visit to learn about the work being done to improve lives from Seattle to South Africa. The Visitor Center, through engaging and thought-provoking exhibits, allows parents and children to dive into some of the world’s toughest challenges and learn how to act on their own ideas and solutions. Families can expect hands-on exhibits and spaces to create, explore, and discuss. It’s an experience unlike any other in Seattle. Visit us across the street from the Seattle Center and the iconic Space Needle for an experience that will leave your family hopeful. Arrive curious. Leave inspired. Open Tuesday – Saturday, 10am to 5pm (until 6pm from June 3-August 30) Closed Sunday, Monday, and all U.S. holidays Special hours on Memorial Day weekend and Labor Day weekend: Sunday, May 25, 10am to 5pm Sunday, August 31, 10am to 6pm. Category: Charitable. Organizations. Volunteer. Audience: Kids. Teens. Singles. College Students. Dads. Moms. Seniors. Families. Cost: FREE. Thursday, September 25, 2014, 10:00 AM – 6:00 PM. 440 5th Ave North Seattle, WA 98109. For more info visit www.gatesfoundation.org.

Japanese Story Times

Stories, songs and rhymes in Japanese. Category: Arts & Entertainment. Audience: Kids. Families. Contact Name: Newport Way Library. Contact Phone: 425-747-2390. Thursday, September 25, 2014, 10:30 AM. 14250 SE Newport Way Bellevue, WA 98006.

Improve Health and Celebrate Culture - Ethnic Foods!

Author and journalist Nicole Nazzaro leads a workshop on how to improve your heath through fitness and proper eating while celebrating your culture and traditions with "ethnic" food. Category: Arts & Entertainment. Classes & Lectures. Family. Holiday. Sports & Recreation. Audience: Kids. Teens. Singles. College Students. Dads. Moms. Seniors. Families. Cost: FREE. Contact Name: Kevin Henry. Contact Email: khenry@bellevuewa.gov. Contact Phone: 4254527886. Thursday, September 25, 2014, 11:30 AM – 1:00 PM. Bellevue Downtown Library, Room 1, 1111 110th Ave NE Bellevue, WA (425) 450-1760. For more info visit www.bellevuewa.gov.

University Book Store

In Christopher Sandford's new book, the acclaimed biographer draws from personal letters and telegrams, private communications during political crises, and even birthday greetings to give readers a behind-the-scenes look at the unique relationship between British Prime Minister Harold Macmillan and American President John F. Kennedy. Set amid critical events like the Cuban Missile Crisis and the construction of the Berlin Wall, the account is both an intimate portrait of the two men and a fascinating look into the history their relationship helped shape. Joining us for a reading and signing this fall, Sandford will give us an even deeper look into Macmillan and Kennedy's special relationship and how their work together helped bring order out of chaos in an age of precarious balance. Category: Arts & Entertainment. Audience: Singles. College Students. Dads. Moms. Seniors. Cost: Free. Thursday, September 25, 2014, 6:00 PM – 7:00 PM. 990 102nd Ave NE Bellevue, WA, 98004. For more info visit www2.bookstore.washington.edu.

Study Zone

Grades K-12. Need homework help? Drop in for free tutoring at the library. Open to students in grades K-12 who need help with any subject or anyone up to age 21 studying for their GED. You can also study on your own. Category: Volunteer. Audience: Kids. Teens. Cost: Free. Contact Name: Newport Way Library. Contact Phone: 425-747-2390. Thursday, September 25, 2014, 6:30 PM – 8:30 PM. 14250 SE Newport Way Bellevue, WA 98006.

Zumba

Come out and party with us on Monday/Wednesday and Thursday nights to the sounds of some of the most exciting music all while burning those calories. Category: Sports & Recreation. Audience: Singles. College Students. Dads. Moms. Seniors. Cost: $7.00 Drop-in. Contact Name: Marvid Schnieder. Contact Phone: 206-419-9305. Thursday, September 25, 2014, 7:00 PM – 8:00 PM. 14224 Bel-Red Road Highland Community Center.

Autumn Parent-Tot

A Weekly Gathering for Parents or Caregivers and Children ages birth to 3 years old. Category: Classes & Lectures. Family. Schools. Audience: Kids. Dads. Moms. Families. Cost: $300. Contact Name: Briana Bennitt. Contact Email: info@simplicitylearning.org. Contact Phone: 425.614.0145. Thursday, September 25, 2014, 10:00 PM – Friday, September 26, 2014, 12:00 AM. Simplicity Learning 12443 Bel-Red Road Bellevue, WA 98005. For more info visit simplicitylearning.org.

Blue Fridays at Seattle Humane!

Blue Fridays at Seattle Humane! Wear your favorite Hawks gear any Blue Friday of the season and receive $12 off the adoption of your own MVP. See our starting lineup of dogs, cats and critters now! Category: Charitable. Family. Audience: Kids. Teens. Singles. College Students. Dads. Moms. Seniors. Families. Contact Name: Adoption Team. Contact Email: adoption@seattlehumane.org. Contact Phone: 425-649-7563. Friday, September 26, 2014. Seattle Humane Society 13212 SE Eastgate Way Bellevue, WA 98005.

Walk With Your Libraries

Walk With Your Libraries Isn't it time to get moving? Exercise your mind and body with your library's collection and custom walking maps. For fun, for fitness, for life, walk with your libraries! Please visit guides.kcls.org/walkwithyourlibrary or call the library at 425.486.7811 for more information. Category: Sports & Recreation. Cost: Free. Friday, September 26, 2014. King County Library System.

Food, Water, and Bountiful Living at 21 Acres

Visit 21 Acres, and it’s Center for Local Food and Sustainable Living, during the fall harvest season, Friday through Sunday, September 26-28, as it presents “Fresh Thinking: Food, Water and Bountiful Living.” Some activities are Free. Families welcome! Located at 13701 NE 171st, Woodinville, WA, 21 Acres invites visitors to: explore how to grow healthy, bountiful food in minimal space with just the right amount of water; enjoy the award-winning film, “Growing Cities,” a documentary road trip about urban farming in America; sit in on one of the water themed workshops and get professional advice with our resource experts; stop in the 21 Acres Farm Market where a bounty of produce from the fall harvest will be showcased in addition to Fall Soups food demos. Category: Classes & Lectures. Fairs & Festivals. Family. Outdoor. Audience: Families. Cost: Varies. Contact Name: Deb. Contact Email: deb@21acres.org. Contact Phone: 425-481-1500. Friday, September 26, 2014 – Sunday, September 28, 2014. 21 Acres Center for Local Food and Sustainable Living 13701 NE 171st St Woodinville, WA 98072. For more info visit 21acres.org.

Kirkland Oktoberfest

Kirkland Oktoberfest is the Eastside's fall tradition - a three day festival on the waterfront with plenty of beer, bratwurst, fantastic live music, games, contests, costumes, wiener dog races and the Morgenfahrt 5k Fun Run! Kirkland Oktoberfest transforms Marina Park into a Bavarian village on September 26, 27 & 28, 2014. Mark your calendar and bring your Fräulein (and your Lederhosen) to Kirkland Oktoberfest for the most fun you'll have this side of München. Prost! Category: Fairs & Festivals. Audience: Singles. College Students. Dads. Moms. Seniors. Cost: $10 General Admission, $49 VIP Admission. Contact Name: Rob Butcher. Contact Email: rob.butcher@mac.com. Contact Phone: (425) 456-1111. Friday, September 26, 2014 – Sunday, September 28, 2014. Marina Park, Kirkland. For more info visit www.oktoberfestkirkland.com.

Zumba Gold

ZUMBA® GOLD just as our regular ZUMBA® classes creates a party like atmosphere that is incredibly fun, different, is so easy to follow, that EVERYONE of all ages can do it! Participants in this low impact class enjoy rhythms such as: Merengue, Salsa, Cumbia, Belly Dance, Mambo, Tango, Cha Cha along with other fun an exciting rhythms and dances. The Zumba Gold program improves balance, flexibility and cardiovascular strength with its unique program. Zumba Gold was designed to teach the basic dance steps to anyone, even those requiring chairs or wheel chairs. Zumba Gold provides an appropriate workout for the sedentary population. This Class will be held at the Redmond Senior Center starts January 11th 2013. The classes are run on a monthly basis and work out to $5.00 per class or you can do a drop in for $7.00. Please call the Senior Center on 425 556 2314 to sign up. Beginners are very welcome no previous experience required. Category: Classes & Lectures. Audience: Singles. College Students. Moms. Seniors. Cost: Classes are $5.00 per class in advance or $7.00 drop in. Contact Name: Teresa Osborn. Contact Email: teresa_o@teresaosborn.com. Contact Phone: 425 861 6729. Friday, September 26, 2014, 9:00 AM – 9:45 AM. Redmond Senior Center 8703 160th Avenue NE Redmond, WA 98052. For more info visit teresaosborn.zumba.com.

Cardio Sculpt & Core Power Ball Fitness Class

Join us on Mondays and Wed for this fun and challenging workout that will push you while using cardio intervals of step, plyometrics & weights. On Fridays join us for this full-body stability, strength, and cardio workout. Training will use exercise ball, weights and body weight to increase core strength and fitness. All levels are welcome and we provide free childcare. Please see our website for more information. Category: Sports & Recreation. Audience: Teens. Singles. College Students. Dads. Moms. Seniors. Families. Cost: Suggested Donation $6/class. Contact Name: Gretchen Frederick. Contact Email: Gfrederick@belpres.org. Contact Phone: 425-454-3082. Friday, September 26, 2014, 9:30 AM – 10:30 AM. Bellevue Presbyterian Church 1717 Bellevue Way NE Bellevue, WA 98004. For more info visit www.belpres.org.

Free Tours and Activities at the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation Visitor Center

It’s interactive, kid friendly, and full of teachable and inspirational moments. Bring your family to the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation Visitor Center for a free visit to learn about the work being done to improve lives from Seattle to South Africa. The Visitor Center, through engaging and thought-provoking exhibits, allows parents and children to dive into some of the world’s toughest challenges and learn how to act on their own ideas and solutions. Families can expect hands-on exhibits and spaces to create, explore, and discuss. It’s an experience unlike any other in Seattle. Visit us across the street from the Seattle Center and the iconic Space Needle for an experience that will leave your family hopeful. Arrive curious. Leave inspired. Open Tuesday – Saturday, 10am to 5pm (until 6pm from June 3-August 30) Closed Sunday, Monday, and all U.S. holidays Special hours on Memorial Day weekend and Labor Day weekend: Sunday, May 25, 10am to 5pm Sunday, August 31, 10am to 6pm. Category: Charitable. Organizations. Volunteer. Audience: Kids. Teens. Singles. College Students. Dads. Moms. Seniors. Families. Cost: FREE. Friday, September 26, 2014, 10:00 AM – 6:00 PM. 440 5th Ave North Seattle, WA 98109. For more info visit www.gatesfoundation.org.

Chinese Play & Learn

Free play, circle time, arts and crafts. Category: Arts & Entertainment. Audience: Kids. Families. Contact Name: Newport Way Library. Contact Phone: 425-747-2390. Friday, September 26, 2014, 10:30 AM. 14250 SE Newport Way Bellevue, WA 98006.

Vintage and Rare Book Sale

Bellevue Friends of the Library Bellevue Regional Library 1111 10th Avenue NE Bellevue, WA 98004 PRESS RELEASE For immediate release Contact: Carol Olsen (206) 243 2367, oly5701@yahoo.com Vintage and Rare Book Sale The Corner Book Shop at the Bellevue Regional Library will present a distinctive collection of vintage and rare books for sale on September 26th, 27th and 28th, Friday and Saturday at 11:00 to 5:00 and Sunday 12:00 to 4:00. The Sale will be held in Room 3 just off the parking garage entrance. Purchases are payable by check or cash. Resellers must present a tax exempt document. All sales are final. The over 1500 volumes in the collection is made possible through generous gifts from individuals and carefully researched by Bellevue Friends of the library volunteers throughout the year. It includes many first editions covering history, poetry, fiction, art, religion, science, reference and children’s’ books and some complete sets. Volumes are mostly judged very good to fine and are priced at… Category: Benefit. Audience: Kids. Teens. Singles. College Students. Dads. Moms. Seniors. Families. Cost: 0. Contact Name: carol olsen. Contact Email: oly5701@yahoo.com. Contact Phone: 206-243-2367. Friday, September 26, 2014, 11:00 AM – Sunday, September 28, 2014, 4:00 PM. Bellevue Regional Library 1111 10th Avenue NE Bellevue, WA 98004.

Sept 26 and 27: College and Career Open House

Are you a parent with questions about college? Are you a student with questions about college? Come on Friday, September 26 from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. or Saturday, September 27 from 12 p.m. to 2 p.m. and ask representatives from UW Bothell, Bellevue College, and Lake Washington Tech. There will also be guests from various professional fields there to answer questions about their exciting careers. Category: Organizations. Schools. Audience: Kids. Teens. Families. Cost: FREE. Contact Name: Charlotte Anthony. Contact Email: charlotte@eastsidepathways.org. Contact Phone: 425-647-4858. Friday, September 26, 2014, 12:00 PM – Saturday, September 27, 2014, 2:00 PM. Microsoft Store, Bellevue Square 116 Bellevue Way SE Bellevue, WA 98004. For more info visit www.eventbrite.com.

Husky Cruise 2014 - Stanford

Tailgate Seattle style…Game Day Husky Boat Cruises are back! Don't worry about fighting traffic, paying the 520 bridge toll or finding expensive parking, instead relax and enjoy a scenic boat ride to and from the game aboard Argosy’s "Champagne Lady," complete with No Host bar service onboard. On all dates, board at Carillon Point 2 hours prior to game start time, with sailing departure promptly 1 1/2 hours before kick-off. Please continue to check event page for updated kick off times as schedule allows. Tickets are $62 including sales tax (excluding transaction fees), per person for boat cruise only. To enjoy waterfront dining before or after your game day excursion, we strongly suggest making your reservation for or grabbing a boxed lunch to go from the Beach Café (Please call ahead)! Try our inclusive deal! For $76 get a $20 voucher to Beach Cafe along with your ticket on the cruise. Perfect to grab a meal and drink before or after the game! Please retain ticket as proof of purchase. Valid on day of… Category: Sports & Recreation. Audience: Kids. Teens. Singles. College Students. Dads. Moms. Seniors. Families. Friday, September 26, 2014, 12:00 PM – 8:00 PM. Beach Cafe 1270 Carillon Point Kirkland, WA 98033. For more info visit www.thewoodmark.com.

Sept 26 and 27: College and Career Open House

Are you a parent with questions about college? Are you a student with questions about college? Come on Friday, September 26 from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. or Saturday, September 27 from 12 p.m. to 2 p.m. to the Microsoft Store at Bellevue Square and ask representatives from UW Bothell, Bellevue College, and Lake Washington Institute of Technology. There will also be guests from various professional fields there to answer questions about their exciting careers.  Saturday, September 27, 2014, 12:00PM to 2:00PM Microsoft Store in Bellevue Square. Category: Family. Organizations. Schools. Audience: Teens. Dads. Moms. Families. Cost: FREE. Contact Name: Charlotte Anthony. Contact Email: charlotte@eastsidepathways.org. Contact Phone: 425-647-4858. Friday, September 26, 2014, 4:00 PM – 6:00 PM. Microsoft Store, Bellevue Square 116 Bellevue Way SE, Bellevue, WA 98004. For more info visit www.eventbrite.com.

Final Fridays

Join us on the last Friday each month starting June 27, 4:00 - 7:00pm in the KAC Gallery for snacks, $3 beer and wine, entertainment and art of course. Because at the end of the month, you deserve a pARTy! Category: Arts & Entertainment. Family. Sports & Recreation. Audience: Kids. Teens. Singles. College Students. Dads. Moms. Seniors. Families. Contact Name: Anna Braden. Contact Email: abraden@kirklandartscenter.org. Contact Phone: 425-822-7161 x108. Friday, September 26, 2014, 4:00 PM – 7:00 PM. Kirkland Arts Center Gallery 620 Market St Kirkland, WA 98033. For more info visit www.kirklandartscenter.org.

Paws For a Cause

Merrill Gardens is hosting a benefit dinner for the Trust Fund for Abandoned & Relinquished Pets (TARP). Join us for a buffet dinner, silent auction, and hot Dixie jazz with the Coal Creek Jazz Band. Suggested donation: $20. All proceeds go to TARP. Category: Benefit. Contact Phone: 425-828-2570. Friday, September 26, 2014, 5:00 PM – 8:00 PM. Merrill Gardens at Kirkland 14 Main Street South Kirkland, WA 98033.

Seattle SketchFest

SketchFest Seattle, the world’s original sketch comedy festival, comes roaring back with a brand new festival for 2014. Every year SketchFest brings the best sketch comedians from around the world and pairs them with local favorites. This year the festival sports groups touring from New Orleans, Los Angeles, and even Winnipeg! Category: Arts & Entertainment. Theater. Audience: Singles. College Students. Cost: $15.00. Contact Name: Clayton Weller. Contact Email: info@sketchfest.org. Contact Phone: 303 803 4589. Friday, September 26, 2014, 7:00 PM. Annex Theatre WWW.annextheatre.org. For more info visit www.sketchfest.org.

Night Hike

When the sun sets and the dark of night creeps in Lewis Creek comes alive! Learn about the different nocturnal and crepuscular species that call Bellevue home, and join a Ranger on a hike through the woods after dark! Bring a flashlight or headlamp, as well as good shoes and warm clothes, for the journey! Ages: 5+ Cost: $2 Resident $3 Non-Resident. Pre-registration required. To Register: 425-452-6885. Info: 425-452-4195. Course # 86692. Category: Family. Audience: Kids. Families. Cost: $2 Resident, $3 Non-Resident. Contact Name: Lewis Creek Visitor Center. Contact Email: LCVC@bellevuewa.gov. Contact Phone: 425-452-4195. Friday, September 26, 2014, 7:30 PM – 9:00 PM. Lewis Creek Visitor Center 5808 Lakemont Blvd SE Bellevue, WA 98006. For more info visit www.bellevuewa.gov.

Seattle Musical Theatre at Magnusen Park

Winner of five Tony Awards and based on Miguel de Cervantes’s picaresque novel Don Quixote, MAN OF LA MANCHA begins when Cervantes is thrown into an Inquisitor’s prison with his comedic companion Sancho. Set upon by desperate and dangerous muleteers who put him on trial, Cervantes transforms into Don Quixote, the man of La Mancha, the impossible dreamer, regaling them with his past gallant adventures. During the play-within-a-play, Quixote declares the prison’s streetwise prostitute, Aldonza, as the fair lady Dulcinea, and insists that within everyone is a divine spark worth fighting, and dying, for. Category: Arts & Entertainment. Theater. Cost: $20-$35. Contact Name: Seattle Musical Theatre. Contact Phone: 1-800-838-3006. Friday, September 26, 2014, 7:30 PM. 7120 62nd Ave NE Building 47 Seattle, WA 98115, located in Magnuson Park.

Seattle Biz-Tech Summit

The Seattle Biz-Tech Summit is a don't-miss, one-of-a-kind international technology and business conference. This vibrant event highlights and promotes exchanges between investors, innovators, academia, and other constituents. The 2014 summit will build on the pioneering success of last year's conference as it continues to bring together major business and technology organizations and leading companies from the China and the United States. Come and join the conversation at Seattle Biz-Tech Summit 2014 as we continue to grow as a platform for discovering new business connections, partnership possibilities, and U.S.-China investment opportunities. Category: Organizations. Cost: $35. Contact Name: Tony Liu. Contact Email: tonyliu@nanhai.com. Contact Phone: 4255768880. Saturday, September 27, 2014. Bellevue, WA. For more info visit nhseattlesummit.com.

The Exotics are here!

Exotics at Redmond Town center is a gathering of exotic car owners, enthusiasts, and has grown to become the largest weekly car gathering north of Los Angeles. Be sure to check out the Exotics at RTC every Saturday* at 9am in the south parking lot. *Weather dependent SPECIAL EVENTS (held in Center Street Plaza) • British Car Day – June 14th • Porsche & German Car Day – July 26th • Ferrari & Italian Car Day – August 23rd. Category: Family. Outdoor. Sports & Recreation. Audience: Kids. Teens. Singles. College Students. Dads. Moms. Seniors. Families. Cost: Free. Contact Phone: (425) 869-2640. Saturday, September 27, 2014, 9:00 AM – 11:00 AM. Redmond Town Center. For more info visit www.exoticsat.com.

The Exotics are here!

Exotics at Redmond Town Center is a gathering of exotic car owners, enthusiasts, and has grown to become the largest weekly car gathering north of Los Angeles. Be sure to check out the Exotics at RTC every Saturday* at 9am in the south parking lot. *weather dependent SPECIAL EVENTS (held in Center Street Plaza) • Porsche & German Car Day – August 2nd • British Car Day – August 23rd http://www.exoticsat.com http://facebook.com/RedmondTownCenter. Category: Family. Outdoor. Sports & Recreation. Audience: Kids. Teens. Singles. College Students. Dads. Moms. Seniors. Families. Cost: Free. Contact Email: GuestServices@redmondtowncenter.com. Contact Phone: (425) 869-2640. Saturday, September 27, 2014, 9:00 AM – 11:00 AM. Redmond Town Center - 7525 166th Ave. NE. For more info visit www.exoticsat.com.

Last Saturdays: Viewpoint Park

Last Saturday Restoration Work Party! Join the Green Redmond Partnership on the last Saturday of the month to help keep our forested parks healthy. Dig into some hands-on restoration, spend a morning outdoors, earn service credit, and give back to the community. Bring friends and family with you, meet some new neighbors, or enjoy the quiet of the park on your own. We'll bring the tools, gloves, and any other materials we need; you bring the helping hands. Where to meet: Enter the park from the north (not from 24th Street). Starting on West Lake Sammamish Parkway, turn into NE 27th Street, and make a right immediately to stay on NE 27th Street. Follow the street as it curves to the left, becomes 185th Avenue, and dead-ends at the park.Look for Green Redmond event signs. What to bring: your smile and perhaps a snack (we will supply water - you can bring a water bottle to refill) To RSVP please contact Marilynn Leland at 206-905-6943 or by email at greenviewpoint@gmail.com This is a family… Category: Family. Outdoor. Sports & Recreation. Volunteer. Audience: Kids. Teens. Singles. College Students. Dads. Moms. Seniors. Families. Cost: Free! Contact Name: Marilynn Leland. Contact Email: greenviewpoint@gmail.com. Saturday, September 27, 2014, 9:00 AM – 12:00 PM. Viewpoint Park 18440 NE 24th St Redmond, WA 98052. For more info visit www.forterra.org.

Autumn Parent-Tot

Simplicity Parent-Tot offers a time and place to step back from the busy pace of daily life and share intentional time with your child, age birth to three years old. Parents, grandparents, nannies and other caregivers are invited to experience our unhurried and relaxing morning playgroups while making connections with other little ones and their parents. Our conversations explore helpful resources for child development and the large and sometimes overwhelming job that is called, "parenting." We often refer to learning and communication styles, Simplicity Parenting, Waldorf education, Montessori, Slow Parenting, Real Discipline, Compassionate Response, and Attachment-Based Development. Our morning rhythm includes creative free play, simple songs and verses, organic whole foods teatime, story time, mutually supportive parenting discussions, and optional handwork/crafting activities for the adults. Please dress your child in short sleeves, long-sleeves, and sweater layers so that we can adjust for temperat… Category: Classes & Lectures. Family. Schools. Audience: Kids. Dads. Moms. Seniors. Families. Cost: $300. Contact Name: Briana Bennitt. Contact Email: info@simplicitylearning.org. Contact Phone: 425.614.0145. Saturday, September 27, 2014, 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM. Simplicity Learning 12443 Bel-Red Rd Bellevue, WA 98005. For more info visit simplicitylearning.org.

Free SAT Prep Classes

Presented by Sandweiss Test Prep. All students will receive a free copy of The Official SAT Study Guide, instruction on test strategies and a scored practice test. Attendance at each Saturday session is mandatory. Registration required. Class size is limited to 22. Category: Classes & Lectures. Audience: Teens. Contact Name: Lake Hills Library. Contact Email: sjcummins@kcls.org. Contact Phone: 425.747.3350. Saturday, September 27, 2014, 10:00 AM. Lake Hills Library 15590 Lake Hills Boulevard Bellevue, WA 98007.

Free Tours and Activities at the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation Visitor Center

It’s interactive, kid friendly, and full of teachable and inspirational moments. Bring your family to the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation Visitor Center for a free visit to learn about the work being done to improve lives from Seattle to South Africa. The Visitor Center, through engaging and thought-provoking exhibits, allows parents and children to dive into some of the world’s toughest challenges and learn how to act on their own ideas and solutions. Families can expect hands-on exhibits and spaces to create, explore, and discuss. It’s an experience unlike any other in Seattle. Visit us across the street from the Seattle Center and the iconic Space Needle for an experience that will leave your family hopeful. Arrive curious. Leave inspired. Open Tuesday – Saturday, 10am to 5pm (until 6pm from June 3-August 30) Closed Sunday, Monday, and all U.S. holidays Special hours on Memorial Day weekend and Labor Day weekend: Sunday, May 25, 10am to 5pm Sunday, August 31, 10am to 6pm. Category: Charitable. Organizations. Volunteer. Audience: Kids. Teens. Singles. College Students. Dads. Moms. Seniors. Families. Cost: FREE. Saturday, September 27, 2014, 10:00 AM – 6:00 PM. 440 5th Ave North Seattle, WA 98109. For more info visit www.gatesfoundation.org.

Karate Open House and Grand Re-Opening

Celebrate and come to see our newly expanded training space and dojo renovation. Bring family and friends for fun activities for all ages, take a tour of the facility and join in on some interactive martial arts demonstrations and mini-classes. Category: Family. Sports & Recreation. Audience: Kids. Teens. Dads. Moms. Families. Cost: Free. Contact Name: Sharif & Tiffany Robles. Contact Email: info@koeikanwa.com. Contact Phone: 425.747.9411. Saturday, September 27, 2014, 10:00 AM – 2:00 PM. Academy of Koei-Kan Karate-Do 1910 132nd Ave NE, #11, Bellevue, WA 98005. For more info visit www.koeikanwa.com.

Touch a Truck

A collection of Automobiles for your enjoyment. Special guests from Allied Waste, Bellevue Police and Fire Dept, Food Truck, and more to see and touch. Category: Arts & Entertainment. Fairs & Festivals. Family. Schools. Cost: Free. Contact Name: Teresa Cabanilla. Contact Email: bettstkb@Gmail.com. Contact Phone: 425.737.2345. Saturday, September 27, 2014, 10:00 AM – 1:00 PM. Jing Mei Elementary (bellewood Campus) 301 151 Pl NE Bellevue 98007.

James Beard Foundation Taste America (Seattle) Sur La Table In Store Event

JOIN US FOR A DAY OF FREE CULINARY EVENTS. Cooking demonstrations, cookbook signings, tastings, and fun for the whole family. Featuring James Beard Award winning chef Marc Murphy. RSVP now to save your space. This is a FREE event and space is limited. RSVP-SEATTLE@SURLATABLE.COM. Category: Family. Audience: College Students. Dads. Moms. Seniors. Cost: Free. Contact Name: LA Kendall. Contact Email: kendall@varsitycommunications.com. Contact Phone: 425-412-7070 x112. Saturday, September 27, 2014, 10:00 AM – 3:00 PM. Sur La Table, 90 Central Way (Kirkland). For more info visit www.jbftasteamerica.org.

Terra Tillers Standard Garden Show

Terra Tillers Garden Club is presenting a Standard Flower Show "Garden Treasures" on Saturday, Sept. 27th from 11:00 AM to 3:30 PM, at Bellevue Botanical Gardens New Education Center located at 12001 Main Street in Bellevue, Washington. Horticulture & Floral Designs will be featured. Admission is free. Come see the show & enjoy the gardens. Category: Arts & Entertainment. Family. Outdoor. Audience: Kids. Teens. Singles. College Students. Dads. Moms. Seniors. Families. Cost: Free. Saturday, September 27, 2014, 11:00 AM – 3:30 PM. Bellevue Botanical Gardens, New Education Center 12001 Main Street, Bellevue, WA.

Apple Picking and Cider Making

Apple Picking and Cider Making Enjoy an afternoon in the orchard right across from Newport High picking apples and preparing them for the apple press. Use of the actual cider press will be limited to adults, but all can participate in the apple picking and cider tasting! Bring a clean quart jar for your cider and please bring a can of food for Hopelink. There is an opportunity to learn from Holy Cross quilters about quilting and you can tie some quilts as well. These quilts are distributed locally and throughout the world. There will be some community booths related to hunger projects for local community organizations such as HopeLink and Food Backpacks for Kids and limited goods available for sale in support of these fine community causes. Category: Fairs & Festivals. Family. Outdoor. Audience: Kids. Teens. Singles. College Students. Dads. Moms. Seniors. Families. Cost: No charge. Contact Name: Janet Farness. Contact Email: jkftahiti@comcast.net. Contact Phone: 425-417-5217. Saturday, September 27, 2014, 12:00 PM – 3:00 PM. Holy Cross Lutheran Church Orchard 4315 129th Place SE Bellevue, WA 98006. For more info visit hcllutheran.wordpress.com.

Sept 26 and 27: College and Career Open House

Are you a parent with questions about college? Are you a student with questions about college? Come on Friday, September 26 from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. or Saturday, September 27 from 12 p.m. to 2 p.m. to the Microsoft Store at Bellevue Square and ask representatives from UW Bothell, Bellevue College, and Lake Washington Institute of Technology. There will also be guests from various professional fields there to answer questions about their exciting careers.  Saturday, September 27, 2014, 1 2:00PM to 2:00PM Microsoft Store in Bellevue Square. Category: Family. Organizations. Schools. Audience: Teens. Dads. Moms. Cost: FREE. Contact Name: Charlotte Anthony. Contact Email: charlotte@eastsidepathways.org. Contact Phone: 425-647-4858. Saturday, September 27, 2014, 12:00 PM – 2:00 PM. Microsoft Store, Bellevue Square 116 Bellevue Way SE, Bellevue, WA 98004. For more info visit www.eventbrite.com.

Bellevue Botanical Garden Docent-led tours

Category: Organizations. Outdoor. Audience: Kids. Teens. Singles. College Students. Dads. Moms. Seniors. Families. Cost: None. Contact Phone: 425-452-2750. Saturday, September 27, 2014, 2:00 PM. Bellevue Botanical Garden, 12001 Main Street, Bellevue, WA 98005.

Music Works Northwest Open House

Come tour this non-profit community music school, find out about exciting programs for all ages and abilities, meet music educators and music therapists, register for classes. Category: Arts & Entertainment. Music. Schools. Audience: Kids. Teens. College Students. Dads. Moms. Families. Cost: Free. Contact Phone: 425-644-0988. Saturday, September 27, 2014, 2:00 PM – 5:00 PM. Music Works Northwest 1331 118th Ave SE Bellevue, WA 98005. For more info visit www.musicworksnw.org.

Ranger Walk

Join a Park Ranger for a free guided tour of the Lake Hills Greenbelt. Visit restoration sites, tour a cedar forest and learn about local wildlife and plants. These walks are free and meet at the Lake Hills Greenbelt Ranger Station every Saturday beginning at 2 p.m. Walks are fun for the whole family, all ages are welcome and no registration is necessary. Category: Family. Outdoor. Audience: Kids. Teens. Singles. College Students. Dads. Moms. Seniors. Families. Cost: Free. Contact Name: Malia Caracoglia. Contact Email: hcaracogli@bellevuewa.gov. Contact Phone: 425-452-6993. Saturday, September 27, 2014, 2:00 PM – 3:00 PM. Lake Hills Ranger Station 15416 SE 16th St. Bellevue WA 98008. For more info visit www.bellevuewa.gov.

GrapeFest to Benefit the Lake Washington Symphony Orchestra

Waving Tree Winery Hosts September Grapefest to Benefit the Lake Washington Symphony Orchestra Sommelier Elton Nichols Leads Wine Auction and Fundraiser The Lake Washington Symphony Orchestra will hold its first annual wine and cheese tasting event at the Waving Tree Winery in Kirkland on Saturday, September 27th, from 3:00pm to 5:00pm. The tasting event will feature wines from Waving Tree's vineyards on the banks of the Columbia River in Goldendale, WA . An auction to benefit the orchestra will be led by Advanced Sommelier Elton Nichols of Seattle's distinguished Canlis restaraunt. Patrons can bid on great wines, musical services, chair sponsorships for musicians and conducting lessons with Artistic Director Michael Miropolsky, with a chance to conduct the orchestra at its November 2nd season opening concert. The Lake Washington Symphony Orchestra's September Grapefest is Saturday, September 27th, from 3pm-5pm. Tickets are $20. Tickets are available at the door or through Brown Paper Tickets. Category: Arts & Entertainment. Benefit. Music. Audience: Singles. College Students. Dads. Moms. Seniors. Cost: $20. Contact Name: Elaine Walters. Contact Email: info@lwso.org. Saturday, September 27, 2014, 3:00 PM – 5:00 PM. Waving Tree Winery Tasting Room 11901 - 124th Ave. NE Kirkland, WA 98034 http://www.wavingtreewine.com. For more info visit www.lwso.org.

Watercolor Art and Wine

Bring your love of art and wine to this exciting series of workshops at KAC. In a relaxed and fun environment you will receive art instruction from one of KAC's premier teachers and be treated to a wine tasting. This session's focus is on painting with watercolor. Light snacks, wine, and art supplies provided. First-time students welcome. Category: Arts & Entertainment. Audience: Singles. College Students. Dads. Moms. Seniors. Cost: $45. Contact Name: Liz VanBemmel. Contact Email: lvanbemmel@kirklandartscenter.org. Contact Phone: 4258227161. Saturday, September 27, 2014, 3:00 PM – 6:00 PM. Skylight Studio Kirkland Arts Center 620 Market St Kirkland, WA 98033. For more info visit kirklandartscenter.gosignmeup.com.

Free SAT Prep Classes

Presented by Sandweiss SAT Prep. For high school ages. Saturday, September 20, 1-5pm: Diagnostic Test (4 hours) Saturday, September 27. 2-5pm: Lesson 1 Saturday, October 4, 2-5pm: Lesson 2 Saturday, October 11, 2-5pm: Lesson 3 Saturday, October 18, 1-5pm: Practice Test (4 hours) Saturday, October 25, 2-3:30pm: Test Review (1.5 hours) All students will receive a free copy of The Official SAT Study Guide, instruction on test strategies and a scored practice test. Required registration starts September 2, 10am. Class size is limited to 22. Category: Classes & Lectures. Audience: Teens. Contact Name: Newport Way Library. Contact Phone: 425-747-2390. Saturday, September 27, 2014, 6:00 PM. 14250 SE Newport Way Bellevue, WA 98006. For more info visit kcls.org.

Seattle SketchFest

SketchFest Seattle, the world’s original sketch comedy festival, comes roaring back with a brand new festival for 2014. Every year SketchFest brings the best sketch comedians from around the world and pairs them with local favorites. This year the festival sports groups touring from New Orleans, Los Angeles, and even Winnipeg! Category: Arts & Entertainment. Theater. Audience: Singles. College Students. Cost: $15.00. Contact Name: Clayton Weller. Contact Email: info@sketchfest.org. Contact Phone: 303 803 4589. Saturday, September 27, 2014, 7:00 PM. Annex Theatre WWW.annextheatre.org. For more info visit www.sketchfest.org.

International Folk Dance Club

Come enjoy doing dances of many lands. We do no- partner dances, set dances, and couple dances. The Grange has a great dance floor and there is plenty of parking. On the 5th we will not do any teaching, but will serve ice cream and strawberries in honor of Independence Day. On our regular weekly dances we.have a short teaching starting at 7:30. Category: Arts & Entertainment. Audience: Kids. Teens. Singles. College Students. Dads. Moms. Seniors. Families. Cost: $7.00; members $5.00; youth $2.00. Contact Phone: 425-385-2088. Saturday, September 27, 2014, 7:00 PM. Cedar Valley Grange, 20526 52nd Ave. W. Lynnwood.

Manhattan Short Film Festival

Specific show times: Sept. 27- 7:00pm, 9:30pm Sept. 28- 2:00pm, 4:30pm. Category: Arts & Entertainment. Audience: Teens. College Students. Seniors. Families. Cost: $10. Contact Name: Kirkland Performance Center. Contact Email: box1@kpcenter.org. Contact Phone: 425 893 9900. Saturday, September 27, 2014, 7:00 PM. Kirkland Performance Center 350 Kirkland Ave Kirkland, WA 98033.

Manhattan Short Film Festival

Specific show times for September 27, 2014 - 7:00pm and 9:30pm An exciting annual film festival introducing the best short films from around the globe. And the audience picks the winners! Category: Arts & Entertainment. Family. Audience: Kids. Teens. College Students. Dads. Moms. Seniors. Families. Cost: $10. Contact Name: Kirkland Performance Center. Contact Email: box1@kpcenter.org. Contact Phone: 425 893 9900. Saturday, September 27, 2014, 7:00 PM. Kirkland Performance Center 350 Kirkland Ave Kirkland, WA 98033.

EASTSIDE JAZZ CLUB ANNUAL EXTRAVAGANZA #10

The headliner will feature the fabulous Jovino Santos Neto Quinteto Originally from Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, Seattle-based pianist, flutist, and composer Jovino Santos-Neto continues to blur the boundaries between classical music, jazz, and indigenous Brazilian music, with Ben Thomas on Vibes, Chuck Deardorf on Bass, Mark Ivester on Drums and Jeff Busch on Percussion. Seattle’s own Songstress Stephanie Porter and her group will open the Extravaganza with Stephanie on Vocals, Marius “Butch” Nordal on Piano, Dan O’Brien on Bass and Steve Yusen on Drums. A longtime figure in the Northwest jazz scene, Stephanie is an outstanding jazz vocalist with a clear, sultry tone and a bright and appealing stage presence. Plus plus pre-concert Jazz in the foyer, with The Ari Joshua Organ Trio featuring Ari on Guitar & Delvon Lamarr on Hammond Organ. Category: Arts & Entertainment. Music. Audience: Kids. Teens. Singles. College Students. Dads. Moms. Seniors. Families. Cost: Adults $20, 18 & under $15. Contact Name: Cooksie Kramer. Contact Email: lionel.kramer@comcast.net. Contact Phone: 425 828 9104. Saturday, September 27, 2014, 7:30 PM – 10:00 PM. The Marriott Courtyard Hotel 11010 NE 8th Street Bellevue WA 98004.

Seattle Musical Theatre at Magnusen Park

Winner of five Tony Awards and based on Miguel de Cervantes’s picaresque novel Don Quixote, MAN OF LA MANCHA begins when Cervantes is thrown into an Inquisitor’s prison with his comedic companion Sancho. Set upon by desperate and dangerous muleteers who put him on trial, Cervantes transforms into Don Quixote, the man of La Mancha, the impossible dreamer, regaling them with his past gallant adventures. During the play-within-a-play, Quixote declares the prison’s streetwise prostitute, Aldonza, as the fair lady Dulcinea, and insists that within everyone is a divine spark worth fighting, and dying, for. Category: Arts & Entertainment. Theater. Cost: $20-$35. Contact Name: Seattle Musical Theatre. Contact Phone: 1-800-838-3006. Saturday, September 27, 2014, 7:30 PM. 7120 62nd Ave NE Building 47 Seattle, WA 98115, located in Magnuson Park.

Free Tours and Activities at the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation Visitor Center

It’s interactive, kid friendly, and full of teachable and inspirational moments. Bring your family to the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation Visitor Center for a free visit to learn about the work being done to improve lives from Seattle to South Africa. The Visitor Center, through engaging and thought-provoking exhibits, allows parents and children to dive into some of the world’s toughest challenges and learn how to act on their own ideas and solutions. Families can expect hands-on exhibits and spaces to create, explore, and discuss. It’s an experience unlike any other in Seattle. Visit us across the street from the Seattle Center and the iconic Space Needle for an experience that will leave your family hopeful. Arrive curious. Leave inspired. Open Tuesday – Saturday, 10am to 5pm (until 6pm from June 3-August 30) Closed Sunday, Monday, and all U.S. holidays Special hours on Memorial Day weekend and Labor Day weekend: Sunday, May 25, 10am to 5pm Sunday, August 31, 10am to 6pm. Category: Charitable. Organizations. Volunteer. Audience: Kids. Teens. Singles. College Students. Dads. Moms. Seniors. Families. Cost: FREE. Sunday, September 28, 2014, 10:00 AM – 6:00 PM. 440 5th Ave North Seattle, WA 98109. For more info visit www.gatesfoundation.org.

The Hunt's Brunch

Relax at El Gaucho Bellevue on Sundays - Enjoy a delicious buffet and uncompromising service! Step back in time to an era of uncompromising service and total indulgence, where the smallest of details are considered the most basic ingredient of your visit. Enjoy being treated to the ultimate Sunday Buffet experience featuring favorites such as baron of beef, house-cured pork belly, chicken fried chop steak, sausage country gravy, poached salmon, spinach strata, bacon, kielbasa, and made to order mac and cheese, omelets, waffles, and French toast. Additional items such as gaucho benedicts, assorted salads and fresh fruit, charcuterie, pastries, desserts, and many more are not to be missed. Category: Arts & Entertainment. Family. Graduation. Holiday. Audience: Kids. Teens. Singles. College Students. Dads. Moms. Seniors. Families. Cost: $32/adult; $16/child ages 6-13; kids under 5 FREE. Contact Name: Tony Capra, General Manager. Contact Email: tcapra@elgaucho.com. Contact Phone: 425-455-2715. Sunday, September 28, 2014, 10:00 AM – 2:00 PM. El Gaucho Bellevue. For more info visit www.elgaucho.com.

African Children's Choir Performance

You are invited to join us for an unforgettable experience! The African Children’s Choir melts the hearts of audiences with their charming smiles, beautiful voices and lively African songs and dance! The Choir is made up of some of the neediest and most vulnerable children in Africa. Many have lost one or both parents, but they have not given up hope and have come to show the beauty, dignity and potential of each African child! The African Children’s Choir has been working with Africa’s most vulnerable children for the past 28 years. The Choir’s mission is to raise awareness of the plight of Africa’s orphaned and abandoned children. Category: Arts & Entertainment. Music. Audience: Kids. Teens. Singles. College Students. Dads. Moms. Seniors. Families. Cost: Free. Contact Name: Carolynn Moody. Contact Email: cmoody@northwest.org. Contact Phone: 425.402.4445. Sunday, September 28, 2014, 10:00 AM – 11:30 AM. Northwest Community Church 11715 North Creek Pkwy S. #110 Bothell, WA 98011.

Center for Spiritual Living Bellevue Sunday Service

We believe in a world that works for EVERYone!! We believe that the Universe is Spiritual and has Intelligence, Purpose, Beauty, and Order. Our beliefs are in harmony with all the world’s great spiritual teachings and we honor all paths to God. Join us on Sundays for 10am Meditation and 10:30 Celebration Services at the North Bellevue Community Center. Category: Arts & Entertainment. Benefit. Charitable. Classes & Lectures. Fairs & Festivals. Faith. Family. Government. Graduation. Holiday. Music. Organizations. Outdoor. Political. Reunions. Schools. Service Clubs. Sports & Recreation. Theater. Volunteer. Wedding. Audience: Kids. Teens. Singles. College Students. Dads. Moms. Seniors. Families. Cost: Free. Contact Name: Reverend Marla Mason. Contact Email: revmarla@cslbellevue.org. Contact Phone: 425-919-5144. Sunday, September 28, 2014, 10:30 AM – 11:30 AM. North Bellevue Community Center 4063 148th Ave NE Bellevue 98007.

Essential Church Worship Gatherings

Essential Church will begin gathering at the South Bellevue Community Center this Sunday! Join us for one of our pre-launch gatherings for worship, a message, and to hear more about the mission and vision of Essential Church. Each week we will worship together and then offer children's ministry for 4k- 5th grade. See you on Sunday! Category: Faith. Family. Music. Organizations. Audience: Kids. Teens. Singles. College Students. Dads. Moms. Seniors. Families. Cost: Free! Contact Name: Warren Mainard. Contact Email: warren@essentialchurch.cc. Contact Phone: 4252707022. Sunday, September 28, 2014, 10:40 AM – 12:00 PM. South Bellevue Community Center 14509 SE Newport Way Bellevue, WA 98006.

FARE Walk for Food Allergy Seattle

The Annual Seattle Walk for Food Allergy is scheduled to take place on Sunday, September 28, 2014 at Genesee Park. There is no charge to register but participants will be encouraged to form Teams and fundraise through our on-line registration. Sponsors will be encouraged to participate with a corporate donation and will be provided a booth/table at the event. The Walk is a family-friendly event that takes place in communities nationwide to raise funds for food allergy research, education, advocacy and awareness. This special day will include fun activities for the entire family. More than 15 million Americans, including 3 million children, have a food allergy, which is the leading cause of anaphylaxis (a serious allergic reaction that is rapid in onset and may cause death) outside the hospital setting and results in 50,000 to 125,000 emergency room visits each year, depending on the source. Eight foods account for 90% of all allergic reactions in the U.S.: milk, eggs, peanuts, tree nuts, wheat, soy, fish,… Category: Charitable. Fairs & Festivals. Family. Organizations. Outdoor. Audience: Kids. Teens. Singles. College Students. Dads. Moms. Seniors. Families. Cost: FREE. Contact Name: Stephanie. Contact Email: sfreedman@foodallergy.org. Contact Phone: 424-672-3262. Sunday, September 28, 2014, 11:00 AM – 2:00 PM. Genesee Park 4316 S. Genesee St, Seattle WA 98118. For more info visit www.foodallergywalk.org.

Marianna Trio

Bellevue Rhythm & Roots Series A group of local artists featuring traditional to contemporary music sung in languages from all over the world, including English, French, Hebrew, Italian, Russian, Spanish and more. Category: Music. Audience: Singles. Dads. Moms. Seniors. Contact Name: Bellevue Library. Contact Email: sjcummins@kcls.org. Contact Phone: 425.450.1765. Sunday, September 28, 2014, 1:00 PM. Bellevue Library 1111 110th Avenue NE Bellevue, WA 98004.

Bellevue Botanical Garden Docent-led tours

Category: Organizations. Outdoor. Audience: Kids. Teens. Singles. College Students. Dads. Moms. Seniors. Families. Cost: None. Contact Phone: 425-452-2750. Sunday, September 28, 2014, 2:00 PM. Bellevue Botanical Garden, 12001 Main Street, Bellevue, WA 98005.

Manhattan Short Film Festival

Specific show times for September 28, 2014 - 2:00pm and 4:30pm An exciting annual film festival introducing the best short films from around the globe. And the audience picks the winners! Category: Arts & Entertainment. Family. Audience: Kids. Teens. College Students. Dads. Moms. Seniors. Families. Cost: $10. Contact Name: Kirkland Performance Center. Contact Email: box1@kpcenter.org. Contact Phone: 425 893 9900. Sunday, September 28, 2014, 2:00 PM. Kirkland Performance Center 350 Kirkland Ave Kirkland, WA 98033.

Bellevue's Past, Present and Future

Bellevue Rhythm & Roots Series Get to know your neighbors, past, present and future! This evening includes a historical slide show with Jane Morton of Eastside Heritage Center and a snapshot of our city from City of Bellevue’s Chief Demographer, Gwen Rousseau. Category: Arts & Entertainment. Audience: Singles. Dads. Moms. Seniors. Contact Name: Bellevue Library. Contact Email: sjcummins@kcls.org. Contact Phone: 425.450.1765. Sunday, September 28, 2014, 6:00 PM. Bellevue Library 1111 110th Avenue NE Bellevue, WA 98004.

Bellevue: Past, Present and Future

Get to know your neighbors, past, present and future! This evening includes a historical slide show with Jane Morton of Eastside Heritage Center and a snapshot of our city from City of Bellevue’s Chief Demographer, Gwen Rousseau. Category: Arts & Entertainment. Classes & Lectures. Audience: Kids. Teens. Singles. College Students. Dads. Moms. Seniors. Families. Cost: Free. Contact Name: Jill Kreis. Contact Email: jilkreis@kcls.org. Contact Phone: 425-452-2124. Sunday, September 28, 2014, 6:00 PM – 7:45 PM. Bellevue Library 1111 110th Ave NE Rm 1 Bellevue, WA 98004. For more info visit evanced.kcls.org.

Seattle Musical Theatre at Magnusen Park

Winner of five Tony Awards and based on Miguel de Cervantes’s picaresque novel Don Quixote, MAN OF LA MANCHA begins when Cervantes is thrown into an Inquisitor’s prison with his comedic companion Sancho. Set upon by desperate and dangerous muleteers who put him on trial, Cervantes transforms into Don Quixote, the man of La Mancha, the impossible dreamer, regaling them with his past gallant adventures. During the play-within-a-play, Quixote declares the prison’s streetwise prostitute, Aldonza, as the fair lady Dulcinea, and insists that within everyone is a divine spark worth fighting, and dying, for. Category: Arts & Entertainment. Theater. Cost: $20-$35. Contact Name: Seattle Musical Theatre. Contact Phone: 1-800-838-3006. Sunday, September 28, 2014, 7:30 PM. 7120 62nd Ave NE Building 47 Seattle, WA 98115, located in Magnuson Park.

Cardio Sculpt & Core Power Ball Fitness Class

Join us on Mondays and Wed for this fun and challenging workout that will push you while using cardio intervals of step, plyometrics & weights. On Fridays join us for this full-body stability, strength, and cardio workout. Training will use exercise ball, weights and body weight to increase core strength and fitness. All levels are welcome and we provide free childcare. Please see our website for more information. Category: Sports & Recreation. Audience: Teens. Singles. College Students. Dads. Moms. Seniors. Families. Cost: Suggested Donation $6/class. Contact Name: Gretchen Frederick. Contact Email: Gfrederick@belpres.org. Contact Phone: 425-454-3082. Monday, September 29, 2014, 9:30 AM – 10:30 AM. Bellevue Presbyterian Church 1717 Bellevue Way NE Bellevue, WA 98004. For more info visit www.belpres.org.

Free Tours and Activities at the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation Visitor Center

It’s interactive, kid friendly, and full of teachable and inspirational moments. Bring your family to the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation Visitor Center for a free visit to learn about the work being done to improve lives from Seattle to South Africa. The Visitor Center, through engaging and thought-provoking exhibits, allows parents and children to dive into some of the world’s toughest challenges and learn how to act on their own ideas and solutions. Families can expect hands-on exhibits and spaces to create, explore, and discuss. It’s an experience unlike any other in Seattle. Visit us across the street from the Seattle Center and the iconic Space Needle for an experience that will leave your family hopeful. Arrive curious. Leave inspired. Open Tuesday – Saturday, 10am to 5pm (until 6pm from June 3-August 30) Closed Sunday, Monday, and all U.S. holidays Special hours on Memorial Day weekend and Labor Day weekend: Sunday, May 25, 10am to 5pm Sunday, August 31, 10am to 6pm. Category: Charitable. Organizations. Volunteer. Audience: Kids. Teens. Singles. College Students. Dads. Moms. Seniors. Families. Cost: FREE. Monday, September 29, 2014, 10:00 AM – 6:00 PM. 440 5th Ave North Seattle, WA 98109. For more info visit www.gatesfoundation.org.

Candidates Forum

People are living longer and our state needs to be prepared to meet the challenges posed by the Age Wave. Candidates for State Legislature from the 1st, 41st, 45th and, 48th districts have been invited to give their perspectives on “Washington’s Aging Readiness”. To attend, please register at www.surveymonkey.com/s/agewave or phone (425) 452-7681. Category: Government. Organizations. Political. Audience: College Students. Dads. Moms. Seniors. Cost: FREE. Contact Name: Gigi Meinig. Contact Email: gigi.meinig@seattle.gov. Contact Phone: (206) 684 0652. Monday, September 29, 2014, 12:45 PM – 3:00 PM. North Bellevue Community Center 4063 148th Ave NE Bellevue. For more info visit agingkingcounty.org.

Say yes to your healthiest best

Manage stress. Eat well. Exercise. Lose weight. Do you need help getting started? Let us guide you along the right path! In this six-week health and wellness series, you will gain best practice knowledge and skills in the areas of stress management, nutrition and physical activity to effectively manage your health and build life-long healthy habits. This hands-on educational experience provides the participant with fitness tools such as stretch bands and pedometers. Throughout the program you will enjoy cooking demonstrations and samples; will participate in light exercise, guided relaxation, and much more! At the time of registration you will be asked to schedule your baseline screening for cholesterol, glucose, blood pressure and body mass index (BMI). Category: Classes & Lectures. Cost: $90. Contact Phone: 425-899-3000. Monday, September 29, 2014, 6:00 PM. EvergreenHealth 12040 NE 128th St Kirkland, WA 98034. For more info visit www.evergreenhealth.com.

MAKE-FAll 2014 EV3 Robotics

Presented by BEAM Experiences. Featuring robotics designed by Italian Master Builder Daniele Benedettelli. Witness a robot build from start to finish. Infrared components, sensors, logic, arithmetic mean and other robotic concepts will be touched upon. Category: Arts & Entertainment. Audience: Singles. Dads. Moms. Seniors. Contact Name: Bellevue Library. Contact Email: sjcummins@kcls.org. Contact Phone: 425.450.1765. Monday, September 29, 2014, 7:00 PM. Bellevue Library 1111 110th Avenue NE Bellevue, WA 98004.

Start to Fitness Meditation for Optimum Well Being

People have been practicing meditation for centuries and today we see a surge in its popularity as new benefits continue to be discovered. It is recognized how meditation can help the body, mind and spirit. Incorporating meditation into one’s life has many positive effects. Join Ajili Hodari, Esq who has been meditating regularly for over 30 years and offering these inspiring programs. Learn a simple meditation technique that can help you in all aspects of your life. If you’re resolved to begin a more active, healthy lifestyle, it’s easy to get started at your library. Throughout 2014, find ideas, inspiration and tips on simple ways to add more movement and healthy options to your life through the new adult series, Start to Fitness. Category: Arts & Entertainment. Classes & Lectures. Sports & Recreation. Audience: Singles. Dads. Moms. Seniors. Contact Name: Issaquah Library. Contact Email: sjcummins@kcls.org. Contact Phone: 425.392.5430. Monday, September 29, 2014, 7:00 PM. Issaquah Library 10 W Sunset Way Issaquah, WA 98027.

Zumba

Come out and party with us on Monday/Wednesday and Thursday nights to the sounds of some of the most exciting music all while burning those calories. Category: Sports & Recreation. Audience: Singles. College Students. Dads. Moms. Seniors. Cost: $7.00 Drop-in. Contact Name: Marvid Schnieder. Contact Phone: 206-419-9305. Monday, September 29, 2014, 7:00 PM – 8:00 PM. 14224 Bel-Red Road Highland Community Center.

Jim French's Imagination Theater

Category: Arts & Entertainment. Family. Theater. Audience: College Students. Dads. Moms. Seniors. Families. Cost: $12. Contact Name: Kirkland Performance Center. Contact Email: box1@kpcenter.org. Contact Phone: 425 893 9900. Monday, September 29, 2014, 7:30 PM. Kirkland Performance Center 350 Kirkland Ave Kirkland, WA 98033.

Jim French's Imagination Theater

America’s premiere radio drama series featuring the stories of Sherlock Holmes and Harry Niles, recorded live at KPC. Category: Arts & Entertainment. Family. Audience: Kids. Teens. College Students. Dads. Moms. Seniors. Families. Cost: $12. Contact Name: Kirkland Performance Center. Contact Email: box1@kpcenter.org. Contact Phone: 425 893 9900. Monday, September 29, 2014, 7:30 PM. Kirkland Performance Center 350 Kirkland Ave Kirkland, WA 98033.

Parent-Baby Groups at EvergreenHealth - Gigglers (3-6 months)

Since 1991, these popular classes have brought families together to learn about parenting and celebrate babies. Weekly classes include research-based parenting topics and time for questions and answers. Topics include sleep, feeding, couple relationships, post-partum adjustment, calming and soothing tips, infant development and more. Classes are facilitated by trained parenting and lactation educators. Guest speakers feature subjects ranging from postpartum exercise and fitness to the importance of play and learning. Bring your baby and come to class as soon as you can! To register, call 425.899.3000 (no online registration). Category: Classes & Lectures. Family. Audience: Dads. Moms. Families. Cost: $97 each series. Contact Name: EvergreenHealth. Contact Phone: 425.899.3000. Tuesday, September 30, 2014, 9:30 AM – 11:30 AM. EvergreenHealth Medical Center, 12040 NE 128th Street, Kirkland, WA 98034. For more info visit www.evergreenhealth.com.

Free Tours and Activities at the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation Visitor Center

It’s interactive, kid friendly, and full of teachable and inspirational moments. Bring your family to the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation Visitor Center for a free visit to learn about the work being done to improve lives from Seattle to South Africa. The Visitor Center, through engaging and thought-provoking exhibits, allows parents and children to dive into some of the world’s toughest challenges and learn how to act on their own ideas and solutions. Families can expect hands-on exhibits and spaces to create, explore, and discuss. It’s an experience unlike any other in Seattle. Visit us across the street from the Seattle Center and the iconic Space Needle for an experience that will leave your family hopeful. Arrive curious. Leave inspired. Open Tuesday – Saturday, 10am to 5pm (until 6pm from June 3-August 30) Closed Sunday, Monday, and all U.S. holidays Special hours on Memorial Day weekend and Labor Day weekend: Sunday, May 25, 10am to 5pm Sunday, August 31, 10am to 6pm. Category: Charitable. Organizations. Volunteer. Audience: Kids. Teens. Singles. College Students. Dads. Moms. Seniors. Families. Cost: FREE. Tuesday, September 30, 2014, 10:00 AM – 6:00 PM. 440 5th Ave North Seattle, WA 98109. For more info visit www.gatesfoundation.org.

Young Toddler Story Times

Ages 12 to 24 months with adult. Stories, songs and rhymes! Category: Arts & Entertainment. Audience: Kids. Families. Contact Name: Newport Way Library. Contact Phone: 425-747-2390. Tuesday, September 30, 2014, 10:30 AM. 14250 SE Newport Way Bellevue, WA 98006.

Bellevue College Parent + Child "Together" Class Open House

Come with your toddler for a visit of our classrooms! We are excited about the coming year and some of our classes still have openings. Classes begin mid- to late-September, so please plan to join us, meet our faculty and children’s teachers, have some fun with your child, and get all of your questions answered! For more information: http://www.bellevuecollege.edu/parented/. Category: Classes & Lectures. Audience: Kids. Dads. Moms. Families. Cost: Free. Contact Name: Wendy Hatheway. Contact Email: wendy.hatheway@bellevuecollege.edu. Contact Phone: 425-564-2365. Tuesday, September 30, 2014, 11:30 AM – 12:30 PM. Eastgate Congregational Church 15318 SE Newport Way Bellevue, WA 98006. For more info visit www.bellevuecollege.edu.

Toddler Story Times

Ages 24 to 36 months with adult. Stories, songs and rhymes! Category: Arts & Entertainment. Audience: Kids. Families. Contact Name: Newport Way Library. Contact Phone: 425-747-2390. Tuesday, September 30, 2014, 11:30 AM. 14250 SE Newport Way Bellevue, WA 98006.

Parent-Baby Groups at EvergreenHealth - Snugglers (0-3 months)

Since 1991, these popular classes have brought families together to learn about parenting and celebrate babies. Weekly classes include research-based parenting topics and time for questions and answers. Topics include sleep, feeding, couple relationships, post-partum adjustment, calming and soothing tips, infant development and more. Classes are facilitated by trained parenting and lactation educators. Guest speakers feature subjects ranging from postpartum exercise and fitness to the importance of play and learning. Bring your baby and come to class as soon as you can! The 0-3 month newborn Snugglers series is FREE! To register, call 425.899.3000 (no online registration). Category: Classes & Lectures. Family. Audience: Dads. Moms. Families. Cost: Free. Contact Name: EvergreenHealth. Contact Phone: 425.899.3000. Tuesday, September 30, 2014, 12:30 PM – 2:30 PM. EvergreenHealth Medical Center, 12040 NE 128th Street, Kirkland, WA 98034. For more info visit www.evergreenhealth.com.

Cocktail Social and Conversations

An informal special Happy Hour Social for downtown residents. Get to know your neighbors at SUITE Restaurant/Lounge. Category: Arts & Entertainment. Benefit. Charitable. Fairs & Festivals. Family. Government. Organizations. Outdoor. Service Clubs. Sports & Recreation. Volunteer. Audience: Singles. Dads. Moms. Seniors. Contact Name: Downtown Bellevue Residents Association. Contact Email: downtownbellevueresidents@gmail.com. Tuesday, September 30, 2014, 5:00 PM – 7:00 PM. Suite Restaurant / Lounge Hyatt Regency Hotel, Wintergarden Plaza 10500 NE 8th St, Suite 125 Bellevue, WA 98004.

21 Acres: Cultivating Cooks 101

Learn the basics of cooking seasonally in five, two-hour classes teaching hands-on kitchen and cooking skills. This series is just for teens, ages 12 to 19. Participants will prepare, cook and enjoy their creations at the end of each class. Emphasis will be on seasonal, organic, local, and sustainable. 5 Tuesdays, 6:30-8:30 pm: Sept. 23, Oct. 7, Oct. 21, Nov. 4, Nov. 18 Class 1- Basic Knife Skills: How to cut fruits and vegetables. Menu includes: Green salad with a vinaigrette dressing, caprese salad, fruit salad and bruschetta. Class 2- Breakfast of Champions: How to cook eggs every way; nutritious grains, dairy products. Menu includes: Scrambled eggs, omelets (French and America), eggs over easy, the perfect hardboiled egg, whole grain pancakes and yogurt parfaits. Class 3- Baking, Frying, Boiling, Sautee, Blanching: Menu includes: Kale chips, tater tots, veggies for crudité and garlic kale dip. Class 4- Food Groups- Fruit & Vegetables, Dairy, Meats & Proteins: Menu includes: Mix… Category: Classes & Lectures. Audience: Teens. Cost: $89. Contact Name: Deb. Contact Email: deb@21acres.org. Contact Phone: 425-481-1500. Tuesday, September 30, 2014, 6:30 PM – 8:30 PM. 21 Acres Center for Local Food and Sustainable Living 13701 NE 171st St Woodinville, WA 98072. For more info visit www.eventbrite.com.

FREE Savvy Gardener Class

"Incredible Edibles: Increasing Your Success and Sustainability!" Landscape designer Emily Bishton will share her favorite fall and winter tips for keeping your edible garden healthy and happy for spring planting. Topics will include: > Pest & disease prevention. > Planning your crop rotation. > Easy soil-building & weed-control techniques. > Natural solutions to common PNW garden problems. > And more! Questions welcome! Category: Classes & Lectures. Organizations. Outdoor. Sports & Recreation. Cost: FREE! Contact Name: Jessica Guthrie. Contact Email: jguthrie@nud.net. Contact Phone: 425.398.4417. Tuesday, September 30, 2014, 6:30 PM – 8:00 PM. Northshore Utility District 6830 NE 185th St. Kenmore, WA 98028.

Start to Fitness Fitness & Strength During Age

Presented by Marilyn Walls, MS; PCC Nutrition Educator. From sustaining energy and memory to getting enough sleep, there are physical and mental challenges to staying fit as we age. Come to this class for the discussions, enjoy the delicious food samples and leave with a new awareness of the possibilities for aging with strength. If you’re resolved to begin a more active, healthy lifestyle, it’s easy to get started at your library. Throughout 2014, find ideas, inspiration and tips on simple ways to add more movement and healthy options to your life through the new adult series, Start to Fitness. Category: Classes & Lectures. Audience: Singles. Dads. Moms. Seniors. Contact Name: Issaquah Library. Contact Email: sjcummins@kcls.org. Contact Phone: 425.392.5430. Tuesday, September 30, 2014, 7:00 PM. Issaquah Library 10 W Sunset Way Issaquah, WA 98027.

Autumn Parent-Tot

A Weekly Gathering for Parents or Caregivers and Children ages birth to 3 years old. Category: Classes & Lectures. Family. Schools. Audience: Kids. Dads. Moms. Families. Cost: $300. Contact Name: Briana Bennitt. Contact Email: info@simplicitylearning.org. Contact Phone: 425.614.0145. Tuesday, September 30, 2014, 10:00 PM – Wednesday, October 1, 2014, 12:00 AM. Simplicity Learning 12443 Bel-Red Road Bellevue, WA 98005. For more info visit simplicitylearning.org.

Columbia Winery’s Gallery Series October 1-January 5

You’re Invited! Enjoy New Wines & Local Art at Columbia Winery Tasting Room Columbia Winery’s Gallery Series to feature duo of local artists Spend the evening of Friday, October 3 at the Columbia Winery Tasting Room enjoying new wines and getting to know two local artists who will be featured in Columbia Winery’s Gallery Series October 1-January 5. Artists Kellie Talbot and Troy Gua will be onsite from 4 pm until 7 pm at the tasting room. A selection of wines and food for purchase will also be available during the exhibit. Talbot and Gua pair up in an unlikely road trip to explore themes of migration, manifest destiny and the unique American yearning to get out on the highway. Presenting new works in mixed media, and oils on canvas and panel, their pieces showcase a two-person take on sense of place, movement and choice. The two artists may have different approaches, but they often end up in the same spot. Talbot creates hyper-real paintings of neon signs, billboards, factories and oddities of the… Category: Arts & Entertainment. Audience: Kids. Teens. Singles. College Students. Dads. Moms. Seniors. Families. Cost: Free admission. Contact Name: Lisa. Contact Email: lisa.desfaugeres@columbiawinery.com. Contact Phone: 4254827381. Wednesday, October 1, 2014. 14030 NE 145th St. Woodinville, WA 98072. For more info visit www.columbiawinery.com.

Cardio Sculpt & Core Power Ball Fitness Class

Join us on Mondays and Wed for this fun and challenging workout that will push you while using cardio intervals of step, plyometrics & weights. On Fridays join us for this full-body stability, strength, and cardio workout. Training will use exercise ball, weights and body weight to increase core strength and fitness. All levels are welcome and we provide free childcare. Please see our website for more information. Category: Sports & Recreation. Audience: Teens. Singles. College Students. Dads. Moms. Seniors. Families. Cost: Suggested Donation $6/class. Contact Name: Gretchen Frederick. Contact Email: Gfrederick@belpres.org. Contact Phone: 425-454-3082. Wednesday, October 1, 2014, 9:30 AM – 10:30 AM. Bellevue Presbyterian Church 1717 Bellevue Way NE Bellevue, WA 98004. For more info visit www.belpres.org.

Parent-Baby Groups at EvergreenHealth - Gigglers (3-6 months)

Since 1991, these popular classes have brought families together to learn about parenting and celebrate babies. Weekly classes include research-based parenting topics and time for questions and answers. Topics include sleep, feeding, couple relationships, post-partum adjustment, calming and soothing tips, infant development and more. Classes are facilitated by trained parenting and lactation educators. Guest speakers feature subjects ranging from postpartum exercise and fitness to the importance of play and learning. Bring your baby and come to class as soon as you can! To register, call 425.899.3000 (no online registration). Category: Classes & Lectures. Family. Audience: Dads. Moms. Families. Cost: $97 each series. Contact Name: EvergreenHealth. Contact Phone: 425.899.3000. Wednesday, October 1, 2014, 9:30 AM – 11:30 AM. EvergreenHealth Medical Center, 12040 NE 128th Street, Kirkland, WA 98034. For more info visit www.evergreenhealth.com.

Free Tours and Activities at the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation Visitor Center

It’s interactive, kid friendly, and full of teachable and inspirational moments. Bring your family to the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation Visitor Center for a free visit to learn about the work being done to improve lives from Seattle to South Africa. The Visitor Center, through engaging and thought-provoking exhibits, allows parents and children to dive into some of the world’s toughest challenges and learn how to act on their own ideas and solutions. Families can expect hands-on exhibits and spaces to create, explore, and discuss. It’s an experience unlike any other in Seattle. Visit us across the street from the Seattle Center and the iconic Space Needle for an experience that will leave your family hopeful. Arrive curious. Leave inspired. Open Tuesday – Saturday, 10am to 5pm (until 6pm from June 3-August 30) Closed Sunday, Monday, and all U.S. holidays Special hours on Memorial Day weekend and Labor Day weekend: Sunday, May 25, 10am to 5pm Sunday, August 31, 10am to 6pm. Category: Charitable. Organizations. Volunteer. Audience: Kids. Teens. Singles. College Students. Dads. Moms. Seniors. Families. Cost: FREE. Wednesday, October 1, 2014, 10:00 AM – 6:00 PM. 440 5th Ave North Seattle, WA 98109. For more info visit www.gatesfoundation.org.

Bellevue College Parent + Child "Together" Class Open House

Come with your toddler for a visit of our classrooms! We are excited about the coming year and some of our classes still have openings. Classes begin mid- to late-September, so please plan to join us, meet our faculty and children’s teachers, have some fun with your child, and get all of your questions answered! For more information: http://www.bellevuecollege.edu/parented/. Category: Classes & Lectures. Audience: Kids. Dads. Moms. Families. Cost: Free. Contact Name: Wendy Hatheway. Contact Email: wendy.hatheway@bellevuecollege.edu. Contact Phone: 425-564-2365. Wednesday, October 1, 2014, 11:30 AM – 12:30 PM. St. Peter's United Methodist Church 17222 NE 8th St. Bellevue, WA 98008. For more info visit www.bellevuecollege.edu.

Parent-Baby Groups at EvergreenHealth - Snugglers (0-3 months)

Since 1991, these popular classes have brought families together to learn about parenting and celebrate babies. Weekly classes include research-based parenting topics and time for questions and answers. Topics include sleep, feeding, couple relationships, post-partum adjustment, calming and soothing tips, infant development and more. Classes are facilitated by trained parenting and lactation educators. Guest speakers feature subjects ranging from postpartum exercise and fitness to the importance of play and learning. Bring your baby and come to class as soon as you can! The 0-3 month newborn Snugglers series is FREE! To register, call 425.899.3000 (no online registration). Category: Classes & Lectures. Family. Audience: Dads. Moms. Families. Cost: Free. Contact Name: EvergreenHealth. Contact Phone: 425.899.3000. Wednesday, October 1, 2014, 12:30 PM – 2:30 PM. EvergreenHealth Medical Center, 12040 NE 128th Street, Kirkland, WA 98034. For more info visit www.evergreenhealth.com.

2014 Eastside Annual Dinner: Celebrate!

Keynote Speaker: Mark C. Thompson: Make Change Happen - Success Built to Last Senior Executive Leadership Coach | New York Times Bestselling Author | Venture Capitalist | Tony-Nominated Broadway Producer How do you convince your team not only to embrace change, but actually lead the transformation now - with urgency? In this exciting keynote and seminar, Mark shares insights and video from world-class companies that at first struggled with change and then reinvented their businesses. Mark C. Thompson is the CEO and cofounder of Virgin Unite Mentors, Sir Richard Branson’s network for executive coaching and entrepreneurial innovation and is a Founding Patron of Virgin Unite’s Entrepreneurship Centre. Mark is also Program Chairman for the Board of Governors of the Hesselbein Leadership Institute and the John F. Kennedy Institute for Entrepreneurial Leadership. Mark is an investor in entertainment software and health care companies. He is a Founding Board Member of Smule, which is Google and Apple’s top… Category: Organizations. Cost: Individuals: $110 members; $130 prospective members Corporate Table of 10 - Premium Placement & Day of Event Recognition: $1200 members; $1300 prospective members. Contact Name: Bellevue Chamber of Commerce. Contact Email: staffteam@bellevuechamber.org. Contact Phone: 425-454-2464. Wednesday, October 1, 2014, 5:15 PM – 9:00 PM. Hyatt Regency Bellevue Grand Ballroom 900 Bellevue Way NE Bellevue, WA 98004. For more info visit cm.bellevuechamber.org.

Music Works Northwest Open House

Come tour this non-profit community music school, find out about exciting programs for all ages and abilities, meet music educators and music therapists, register for classes. Category: Arts & Entertainment. Music. Schools. Audience: Kids. Teens. College Students. Dads. Moms. Families. Cost: Free. Contact Phone: 425-644-0988. Wednesday, October 1, 2014, 5:30 PM – 8:30 PM. Music Works Northwest 1331 118th Ave SE Bellevue, WA 98005. For more info visit www.musicworksnw.org.

Free Dinner Every Wednesday!

Drop by Lake Washington United Methodist Church any Wednesday night at 5:30 pm for a completely free, delicious meal prepared by a chef! This is a great opportunity to meet your Kirkland neighbors, and save some cash. If you want to see what's on the menu, check out our facebook page at www.facebook.com/LakeWAUMC. Hope to see you there! Category: Family. Audience: Kids. Teens. Singles. College Students. Dads. Moms. Seniors. Families. Cost: Free. Contact Name: Jessi White. Contact Email: office@lwumc.com. Contact Phone: 425-885-3311. Wednesday, October 1, 2014, 5:30 PM – 6:30 PM. Lake Washington United Methodist Church 7525 132nd Ave NE Kirkland, WA 98033. For more info visit www.facebook.com.

Natural Yard Care Classes

Every fall, Bellevue offers free natural yard care workshops. At each class, local experts share practical tips and how-to's for home gardeners who want to go natural. Beginning this year the classes will be held at the new Bellevue Botanical Garden Education Center, 12001 Main Street, Bellevue. To learn more about the workshops, email Patricia Burgess (pburgess@bellevuewa.gov) or call 425-452-4127. Category: Classes & Lectures. Outdoor. Cost: Free. Contact Name: Patricia Burgess. Contact Email: pburgess@bellevuewa.gov. Contact Phone: 425-452-4127. Wednesday, October 1, 2014, 7:00 PM – 9:00 PM. Bellevue Botanical Garden Education Center 12001 Main Street Bellevue, 98005. For more info visit www.ci.bellevue.wa.us.

Zumba

Come out and party with us on Monday/Wednesday and Thursday nights to the sounds of some of the most exciting music all while burning those calories. Category: Sports & Recreation. Audience: Singles. College Students. Dads. Moms. Seniors. Cost: $7.00 Drop-in. Contact Name: Marvid Schnieder. Contact Phone: 206-419-9305. Wednesday, October 1, 2014, 7:00 PM – 8:00 PM. 14224 Bel-Red Road Highland Community Center.

Columbia Winery’s Gallery Series October 1-January 5

You’re Invited! Enjoy New Wines & Local Art at Columbia Winery Tasting Room Columbia Winery’s Gallery Series to feature duo of local artists Spend the evening of Friday, October 3 at the Columbia Winery Tasting Room enjoying new wines and getting to know two local artists who will be featured in Columbia Winery’s Gallery Series October 1-January 5. Artists Kellie Talbot and Troy Gua will be onsite from 4 pm until 7 pm at the tasting room. A selection of wines and food for purchase will also be available during the exhibit. Talbot and Gua pair up in an unlikely road trip to explore themes of migration, manifest destiny and the unique American yearning to get out on the highway. Presenting new works in mixed media, and oils on canvas and panel, their pieces showcase a two-person take on sense of place, movement and choice. The two artists may have different approaches, but they often end up in the same spot. Talbot creates hyper-real paintings of neon signs, billboards, factories and oddities of the… Category: Arts & Entertainment. Audience: Kids. Teens. Singles. College Students. Dads. Moms. Seniors. Families. Cost: Free admission. Contact Name: Lisa. Contact Email: lisa.desfaugeres@columbiawinery.com. Contact Phone: 4254827381. Thursday, October 2, 2014. 14030 NE 145th St. Woodinville, WA 98072. For more info visit www.columbiawinery.com.

Start to Fitness

Start to Fitness If you’re resolved to begin the New Year with a more active, healthy lifestyle, it’s easy to get started at your library. Throughout 2014, find ideas, inspiration and tips on simple ways to add more movement and healthy options to your life through the new adult series, Start to Fitness. www.kcls.org/fitness. Category: Arts & Entertainment. Classes & Lectures. Organizations. Sports & Recreation. Cost: Free. Thursday, October 2, 2014. King County Library System.

Free Tours and Activities at the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation Visitor Center

It’s interactive, kid friendly, and full of teachable and inspirational moments. Bring your family to the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation Visitor Center for a free visit to learn about the work being done to improve lives from Seattle to South Africa. The Visitor Center, through engaging and thought-provoking exhibits, allows parents and children to dive into some of the world’s toughest challenges and learn how to act on their own ideas and solutions. Families can expect hands-on exhibits and spaces to create, explore, and discuss. It’s an experience unlike any other in Seattle. Visit us across the street from the Seattle Center and the iconic Space Needle for an experience that will leave your family hopeful. Arrive curious. Leave inspired. Open Tuesday – Saturday, 10am to 5pm (until 6pm from June 3-August 30) Closed Sunday, Monday, and all U.S. holidays Special hours on Memorial Day weekend and Labor Day weekend: Sunday, May 25, 10am to 5pm Sunday, August 31, 10am to 6pm. Category: Charitable. Organizations. Volunteer. Audience: Kids. Teens. Singles. College Students. Dads. Moms. Seniors. Families. Cost: FREE. Thursday, October 2, 2014, 10:00 AM – 6:00 PM. 440 5th Ave North Seattle, WA 98109. For more info visit www.gatesfoundation.org.

1st Thurs Wine-Mead-Spirit Walks in the Hollywood District of Woodinville

Several wineries, a distillery and a meadery open their tasting room doors and for a flat price of $20 in advance or $25 the day of event, guests taste award winning wine, mead and beer (Oh, and remember this is a BYOG event….bring your own glass!) Just park & walk to all of the participating Tasting Rooms.....for just $20 (in advance) 2014 season: EVERY 1ST THURS APRIL - OCTOBER 4pm - 8pm April 3rd "Spring into Wine" HIGHLIGHTS • Purple Cafe offers wine walk participants Free Dessert with the purchase of a dinner entree, in addition to Free Corkage on a bottle from the wine walk. PARTICIPATING TASTING ROOMS • J Bookwalter (Main Ticket Station) • Otis Kenyon (Ticket Station) • Zerba Cellars • Trust Cellars (Ticket Station) • Dusted Valley • Brian Carter • Sky River Mead (Ticket Station) • And more to come….. DETAILS • Bring your own glass ($5 if you need a basic glass) • $25, CASH ONLY, the night of the event • Ticket sales end at 7:00pm • Check in for tickets and wrist… Category: Fairs & Festivals. Audience: Singles. College Students. Dads. Moms. Seniors. Cost: $20 in advance or $25 the day of event and a BYOG event….bring your own glass! Contact Name: Alicia Hansen. Contact Email: woodwarewine@hotmail.com. Contact Phone: 425-208-2770. Thursday, October 2, 2014, 4:00 PM – 8:00 PM. Hollywood District of Woodinville 14810 NE 145th ST Woodinville, WA 98072. For more info visit www.thetastyvacation.com.

Ladies Night/ Breast Cancer Awareness Fundraiser

HealthSource Chiropractic has found a creative way to raise money for breast cancer research. “Ladies Night,” which goes down October 2, will feature food, prizes, relaxation chair massages, and several local stores under one roof selling everything from Mary Kay and Usborne books to Stella & Dot jewelry. Proceeds and donations raised will go to the American Cancer Society. Category: Charitable. Cost: Donations Encouraged. Contact Name: Becca Weber. Contact Email: hskirkland@gmail.com. Contact Phone: 4258270422. Thursday, October 2, 2014, 6:30 PM – 8:00 PM. 13021 NE 85th Street Kirkland, WA 98033.

Zumba

Come out and party with us on Monday/Wednesday and Thursday nights to the sounds of some of the most exciting music all while burning those calories. Category: Sports & Recreation. Audience: Singles. College Students. Dads. Moms. Seniors. Cost: $7.00 Drop-in. Contact Name: Marvid Schnieder. Contact Phone: 206-419-9305. Thursday, October 2, 2014, 7:00 PM – 8:00 PM. 14224 Bel-Red Road Highland Community Center.

Autumn Parent-Tot

A Weekly Gathering for Parents or Caregivers and Children ages birth to 3 years old. Category: Classes & Lectures. Family. Schools. Audience: Kids. Dads. Moms. Families. Cost: $300. Contact Name: Briana Bennitt. Contact Email: info@simplicitylearning.org. Contact Phone: 425.614.0145. Thursday, October 2, 2014, 10:00 PM – Friday, October 3, 2014, 12:00 AM. Simplicity Learning 12443 Bel-Red Road Bellevue, WA 98005. For more info visit simplicitylearning.org.

Blue Fridays at Seattle Humane!

Blue Fridays at Seattle Humane! Wear your favorite Hawks gear any Blue Friday of the season and receive $12 off the adoption of your own MVP. See our starting lineup of dogs, cats and critters now! Category: Charitable. Family. Audience: Kids. Teens. Singles. College Students. Dads. Moms. Seniors. Families. Contact Name: Adoption Team. Contact Email: adoption@seattlehumane.org. Contact Phone: 425-649-7563. Friday, October 3, 2014. Seattle Humane Society 13212 SE Eastgate Way Bellevue, WA 98005.

Columbia Winery’s Gallery Series October 1-January 5

You’re Invited! Enjoy New Wines & Local Art at Columbia Winery Tasting Room Columbia Winery’s Gallery Series to feature duo of local artists Spend the evening of Friday, October 3 at the Columbia Winery Tasting Room enjoying new wines and getting to know two local artists who will be featured in Columbia Winery’s Gallery Series October 1-January 5. Artists Kellie Talbot and Troy Gua will be onsite from 4 pm until 7 pm at the tasting room. A selection of wines and food for purchase will also be available during the exhibit. Talbot and Gua pair up in an unlikely road trip to explore themes of migration, manifest destiny and the unique American yearning to get out on the highway. Presenting new works in mixed media, and oils on canvas and panel, their pieces showcase a two-person take on sense of place, movement and choice. The two artists may have different approaches, but they often end up in the same spot. Talbot creates hyper-real paintings of neon signs, billboards, factories and oddities of the… Category: Arts & Entertainment. Audience: Kids. Teens. Singles. College Students. Dads. Moms. Seniors. Families. Cost: Free admission. Contact Name: Lisa. Contact Email: lisa.desfaugeres@columbiawinery.com. Contact Phone: 4254827381. Friday, October 3, 2014. 14030 NE 145th St. Woodinville, WA 98072. For more info visit www.columbiawinery.com.

Walk With Your Libraries

Walk With Your Libraries Isn't it time to get moving? Exercise your mind and body with your library's collection and custom walking maps. For fun, for fitness, for life, walk with your libraries! Please visit guides.kcls.org/walkwithyourlibrary or call the library at 425.486.7811 for more information. Category: Sports & Recreation. Cost: Free. Friday, October 3, 2014. King County Library System.

Zumba Gold

ZUMBA® GOLD just as our regular ZUMBA® classes creates a party like atmosphere that is incredibly fun, different, is so easy to follow, that EVERYONE of all ages can do it! Participants in this low impact class enjoy rhythms such as: Merengue, Salsa, Cumbia, Belly Dance, Mambo, Tango, Cha Cha along with other fun an exciting rhythms and dances. The Zumba Gold program improves balance, flexibility and cardiovascular strength with its unique program. Zumba Gold was designed to teach the basic dance steps to anyone, even those requiring chairs or wheel chairs. Zumba Gold provides an appropriate workout for the sedentary population. This Class will be held at the Redmond Senior Center starts January 11th 2013. The classes are run on a monthly basis and work out to $5.00 per class or you can do a drop in for $7.00. Please call the Senior Center on 425 556 2314 to sign up. Beginners are very welcome no previous experience required. Category: Classes & Lectures. Audience: Singles. College Students. Moms. Seniors. Cost: Classes are $5.00 per class in advance or $7.00 drop in. Contact Name: Teresa Osborn. Contact Email: teresa_o@teresaosborn.com. Contact Phone: 425 861 6729. Friday, October 3, 2014, 9:00 AM – 9:45 AM. Redmond Senior Center 8703 160th Avenue NE Redmond, WA 98052. For more info visit teresaosborn.zumba.com.

Cardio Sculpt & Core Power Ball Fitness Class

Join us on Mondays and Wed for this fun and challenging workout that will push you while using cardio intervals of step, plyometrics & weights. On Fridays join us for this full-body stability, strength, and cardio workout. Training will use exercise ball, weights and body weight to increase core strength and fitness. All levels are welcome and we provide free childcare. Please see our website for more information. Category: Sports & Recreation. Audience: Teens. Singles. College Students. Dads. Moms. Seniors. Families. Cost: Suggested Donation $6/class. Contact Name: Gretchen Frederick. Contact Email: Gfrederick@belpres.org. Contact Phone: 425-454-3082. Friday, October 3, 2014, 9:30 AM – 10:30 AM. Bellevue Presbyterian Church 1717 Bellevue Way NE Bellevue, WA 98004. For more info visit www.belpres.org.

Free Tours and Activities at the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation Visitor Center

It’s interactive, kid friendly, and full of teachable and inspirational moments. Bring your family to the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation Visitor Center for a free visit to learn about the work being done to improve lives from Seattle to South Africa. The Visitor Center, through engaging and thought-provoking exhibits, allows parents and children to dive into some of the world’s toughest challenges and learn how to act on their own ideas and solutions. Families can expect hands-on exhibits and spaces to create, explore, and discuss. It’s an experience unlike any other in Seattle. Visit us across the street from the Seattle Center and the iconic Space Needle for an experience that will leave your family hopeful. Arrive curious. Leave inspired. Open Tuesday – Saturday, 10am to 5pm (until 6pm from June 3-August 30) Closed Sunday, Monday, and all U.S. holidays Special hours on Memorial Day weekend and Labor Day weekend: Sunday, May 25, 10am to 5pm Sunday, August 31, 10am to 6pm. Category: Charitable. Organizations. Volunteer. Audience: Kids. Teens. Singles. College Students. Dads. Moms. Seniors. Families. Cost: FREE. Friday, October 3, 2014, 10:00 AM – 6:00 PM. 440 5th Ave North Seattle, WA 98109. For more info visit www.gatesfoundation.org.

Creepy Crawlies Story Time

Where do bugs live? Find out and go along as a brave slug attempts to climb a hill. We always make a fun craft to take home! Ages: 3+ Cost: $2 Resident $3 Non-Resident Pre-registration required. To Register: 425-452-6885. Info 425-452-4195. Course # 86685. Category: Family. Audience: Kids. Families. Cost: $2 Resident $3 Non-Resident. Contact Name: Lewis Creek Visitor Center. Contact Email: LCVC@bellevuewa.gov. Contact Phone: 425-452-4195. Friday, October 3, 2014, 11:00 AM – 12:00 PM. Lewis Creek Visitor Center 5808 Lakemont Blvd SE Bellevue, WA 98006. For more info visit www.bellevuewa.gov.

Creepy Crawlies Story Time

Where do bugs live? Find out and go along as a brave slug attempts to climb a hill. We always make a fun craft to take home! Ages: 3+ Cost: $2 Resident $3 Non-Resident Pre-registration required. To Register: 425-452-6885. Info 425-452-4195. Course # 86686. Category: Family. Audience: Kids. Families. Cost: $2 Resident $3 Non-Resident. Contact Name: Lewis Creek Visitor Center. Contact Email: LCVC@bellevuewa.gov. Contact Phone: 425-452-4195. Friday, October 3, 2014, 1:30 PM – 2:30 PM. Lewis Creek Visitor Center 5808 Lakemont Blvd SE Bellevue, WA 98006. For more info visit www.bellevuewa.gov.

Columbia Winery’s Gallery Series October 1-January 5

You’re Invited! Enjoy New Wines & Local Art at Columbia Winery Tasting Room Columbia Winery’s Gallery Series to feature duo of local artists Spend the evening of Friday, October 3 at the Columbia Winery Tasting Room enjoying new wines and getting to know two local artists who will be featured in Columbia Winery’s Gallery Series October 1-January 5. Artists Kellie Talbot and Troy Gua will be onsite from 4 pm until 7 pm at the tasting room. A selection of wines and food for purchase will also be available during the exhibit. Talbot and Gua pair up in an unlikely road trip to explore themes of migration, manifest destiny and the unique American yearning to get out on the highway. Presenting new works in mixed media, and oils on canvas and panel, their pieces showcase a two-person take on sense of place, movement and choice. The two artists may have different approaches, but they often end up in the same spot. Talbot creates hyper-real paintings of neon signs, billboards, factories and oddities of the… Category: Arts & Entertainment. Audience: Kids. Teens. Singles. College Students. Dads. Moms. Seniors. Families. Cost: Free admission. Contact Name: Lisa. Contact Email: lisa.desfaugeres@columbiawinery.com. Contact Phone: 4254827381. Saturday, October 4, 2014. 14030 NE 145th St. Woodinville, WA 98072. For more info visit www.columbiawinery.com.

Color Me Rad

Color Me Rad 5K Saturday, October 4 Get ready for the most COLORFUL and CRAZY Team Korey event! Join in the Camp Korey spirit of joy, growth and healing in this delightfully fun event, hosted right here at Carnation Farm! Show your Camp Korey spirit as you run through the twists and turns of Carnation Farm, home to our residential summer camp and year-round family weekends. Color Me Rad is not your average running event. On each leg of the course, participants are bombarded with a new color of the rainbow - RED, BLUE, PURPLE, GREEN, ORANGE - and cross the finish line looking like tie-dyed camp t-shirt! All runners who raise $150 or more will receive a custom Team Korey t-shirt for the race To Get Started - Register as a Team Korey athlete to set up your fundraising page at www.campkorey.org/teamkorey - After setting up your page, check your email for a confirmation email. This email will include a link and promo code (CAMPKOREY10) to register at the Color Me Rad 5K Seattle Site. You must register… Category: Family. Organizations. Outdoor. Schools. Service Clubs. Sports & Recreation. Volunteer. Audience: Kids. Teens. Singles. College Students. Dads. Moms. Families. Cost: $50.00. Contact Name: Dawn Draves. Contact Email: ddraves@campkorey.org. Contact Phone: (425) 844-3275. Saturday, October 4, 2014, 9:00 AM – 12:00 PM. Camp Korey at Carnation Farm 28901 NE Carnation Farm Road Carnation, WA 98014. For more info visit teamkorey.kintera.org.

Autumn Parent-Tot

Simplicity Parent-Tot offers a time and place to step back from the busy pace of daily life and share intentional time with your child, age birth to three years old. Parents, grandparents, nannies and other caregivers are invited to experience our unhurried and relaxing morning playgroups while making connections with other little ones and their parents. Our conversations explore helpful resources for child development and the large and sometimes overwhelming job that is called, "parenting." We often refer to learning and communication styles, Simplicity Parenting, Waldorf education, Montessori, Slow Parenting, Real Discipline, Compassionate Response, and Attachment-Based Development. Our morning rhythm includes creative free play, simple songs and verses, organic whole foods teatime, story time, mutually supportive parenting discussions, and optional handwork/crafting activities for the adults. Please dress your child in short sleeves, long-sleeves, and sweater layers so that we can adjust for temperat… Category: Classes & Lectures. Family. Schools. Audience: Kids. Dads. Moms. Seniors. Families. Cost: $300. Contact Name: Briana Bennitt. Contact Email: info@simplicitylearning.org. Contact Phone: 425.614.0145. Saturday, October 4, 2014, 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM. Simplicity Learning 12443 Bel-Red Rd Bellevue, WA 98005. For more info visit simplicitylearning.org.

Free SAT Prep Classes

Presented by Sandweiss Test Prep. All students will receive a free copy of The Official SAT Study Guide, instruction on test strategies and a scored practice test. Attendance at each Saturday session is mandatory. Registration required. Class size is limited to 22. Category: Classes & Lectures. Audience: Teens. Contact Name: Lake Hills Library. Contact Email: sjcummins@kcls.org. Contact Phone: 425.747.3350. Saturday, October 4, 2014, 10:00 AM. Lake Hills Library 15590 Lake Hills Boulevard Bellevue, WA 98007.

Free Tours and Activities at the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation Visitor Center

It’s interactive, kid friendly, and full of teachable and inspirational moments. Bring your family to the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation Visitor Center for a free visit to learn about the work being done to improve lives from Seattle to South Africa. The Visitor Center, through engaging and thought-provoking exhibits, allows parents and children to dive into some of the world’s toughest challenges and learn how to act on their own ideas and solutions. Families can expect hands-on exhibits and spaces to create, explore, and discuss. It’s an experience unlike any other in Seattle. Visit us across the street from the Seattle Center and the iconic Space Needle for an experience that will leave your family hopeful. Arrive curious. Leave inspired. Open Tuesday – Saturday, 10am to 5pm (until 6pm from June 3-August 30) Closed Sunday, Monday, and all U.S. holidays Special hours on Memorial Day weekend and Labor Day weekend: Sunday, May 25, 10am to 5pm Sunday, August 31, 10am to 6pm. Category: Charitable. Organizations. Volunteer. Audience: Kids. Teens. Singles. College Students. Dads. Moms. Seniors. Families. Cost: FREE. Saturday, October 4, 2014, 10:00 AM – 6:00 PM. 440 5th Ave North Seattle, WA 98109. For more info visit www.gatesfoundation.org.

World Animal Day - Pet Blessing

Please join us with your special pet(s) and invite friends with pets to join you as we honor and bless the precious animals in our lives. Reverends Nancy and Bill will be blessing the animals. Our pets are beloved creatures of God who nourish us spiritually through their unconditional love. Pet Blessing day at Unity of Bellevue is their day for spiritual nourishment. After the Blessing we will offer pictures of those blessed, certificates and treat bags. We will have special tables with representatives from local animal shelters, pet boarding facilities and more! (Please have dogs on leashes, cats in carriers, and other animals safely secured.) Rain or Shine … blessings will be conducted indoors. Category: Faith. Family. Audience: Kids. Teens. Singles. College Students. Dads. Moms. Seniors. Families. Cost: No cost; donations accepted. Contact Name: Unity of Bellevue. Contact Email: info@unityofbellevue.org. Contact Phone: (425) 747-5950. Saturday, October 4, 2014, 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM. Unity of Bellevue 16330 NE 4th Street Bellevue, WA.

Watershed Preserve Work Party

Join the Friends of the Watershed Preserve the 1st Saturday of the month, from 10am to 12pm, to walk the beautiful trails and learn more about the this amazing 800-acre mature Douglas-fir forest right in Redmond’s backyard. Help out with some hands-on restoration by caring for native trees and shrubs, and removing invasive plants that threaten the forest’s health. We'll bring the tools, gloves, and any other materials we need; you bring the helping hands clothes you don't mind getting dirty. To RSVP please contact Mike at watershedpreserve@gmail.com Directions: Watershed Preserve is located at 21760 NE Novelty Hill Rd, Redmond, WA 98053. From downtown, take Avondale Road north to Novelty Hill. Look for a sign on the right hand side of Avondale just before 218th Ave. NE. The park entrance at 21760 Novelty Hill Road will be on your left, approximately 2 miles east of the Avondale intersection. From the Redmond Ridge area westbound on the Novelty Hill Road, the park will be on the right side of the r… Category: Family. Outdoor. Sports & Recreation. Volunteer. Audience: Kids. Teens. Singles. College Students. Dads. Moms. Seniors. Families. Cost: Free! Contact Name: Mike. Contact Email: watershedpreserve@gmail.com. Saturday, October 4, 2014, 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM. 21760 NE Novelty Hill Rd, Redmond, WA 98053. For more info visit www.forterra.org.

All About Dahlias

Everyone admires beautiful dahlias. They give you several months of beautiful flowers. The main question people ask at this time of year is do I dig them? Art will answer this question and many more. He will tell you how to dig and store them, and how to give them a good start next year. Category: Classes & Lectures. Audience: Teens. Singles. College Students. Dads. Moms. Seniors. Saturday, October 4, 2014, 10:30 AM – 12:00 PM. Master Gardener's Urban Demonstration Garden 15500 SE 16th St. Bellevue, WA 98007. For more info visit www.mgfkc.org.

Author Appearance: Nina Laden

In celebration of Book Month, we have invited some of our favorite children's book authors to visit the Museum! The Author Appearances series is an opportunity for kids to interact with adult authors, explore their artistic talents, ask questions and learn more about the art of story telling. Meet award-winning and best-selling children’s book author and illustrator, Nina Laden! Category: Family. Audience: Kids. Families. Cost: Free with admission. Contact Name: Seattle Children's Museum. Contact Phone: 206-441-1768. Saturday, October 4, 2014, 11:00 AM – 2:00 PM. Seattle Children's Museum 305 Harrison St Seattle, WA 98109. For more info visit thechildrensmuseum.org.

Bellevue Botanical Garden Docent-led tours

Category: Organizations. Outdoor. Audience: Kids. Teens. Singles. College Students. Dads. Moms. Seniors. Families. Cost: None. Contact Phone: 425-452-2750. Saturday, October 4, 2014, 2:00 PM. Bellevue Botanical Garden, 12001 Main Street, Bellevue, WA 98005.

Ranger Walk

Join a Park Ranger for a free guided tour of the Lake Hills Greenbelt. Visit restoration sites, tour a cedar forest and learn about local wildlife and plants. These walks are free and meet at the Lake Hills Greenbelt Ranger Station every Saturday beginning at 2 p.m. Walks are fun for the whole family, all ages are welcome and no registration is necessary. Category: Family. Outdoor. Audience: Kids. Teens. Singles. College Students. Dads. Moms. Seniors. Families. Cost: Free. Contact Name: Malia Caracoglia. Contact Email: hcaracogli@bellevuewa.gov. Contact Phone: 425-452-6993. Saturday, October 4, 2014, 2:00 PM – 3:00 PM. Lake Hills Ranger Station 15416 SE 16th St. Bellevue WA 98008. For more info visit www.bellevuewa.gov.

Printmaking Art and Wine

Bring your love of art and wine to this exciting series of workshops at KAC. In a relaxed and fun environment you will receive art instruction from one of KAC's premier teachers and be treated to a wine tasting. This session's focus is on printmaking. Light snacks, wine, and art supplies provided. First-time students welcome. Category: Arts & Entertainment. Classes & Lectures. Audience: Singles. College Students. Dads. Moms. Seniors. Cost: $45. Contact Name: Liz VanBemmel. Contact Email: lvanbemmel@kirklandartscenter.org. Contact Phone: 4258227161. Saturday, October 4, 2014, 3:00 PM – 6:00 PM. Print Studio Kirkland Arts Center 620 Market St Kirkland, WA 98033. For more info visit kirklandartscenter.gosignmeup.com.

KITH's 25th Anniversary Celebration! Dinner & Live Auction

You are invited to join us Saturday, October 4, 2014 for KITH's 12th Annual Autumn Event. The theme is Celebration! With your help, we will be celebrating 25 years of meeting the needs of homeless families in our community. The event features exquisite wine tastings and delicious appetizers, music by classical guitarist Andre Feriante, an elegant catered dinner and a limited live auction and raise the paddle to support KITH programs. This special event will mark a new era for KITH as we unveil the agency's new name and brand! Please join us in support during this exciting time! You can sponsor, donate a fabulous gift card or unique experience for the live auction, or attend and bring friends whose hearts align with the goal to create brighter futures for families in need. Captains are already signing up for the 20 tables. We expect this celebration to sell out early! Space is limited. Category: Benefit. Charitable. Family. Volunteer. Audience: Singles. College Students. Dads. Moms. Seniors. Families. Cost: $125. Contact Name: Hollianne Monson. Contact Email: kith@kithcares.org. Contact Phone: 425-576-9531. Saturday, October 4, 2014, 5:30 PM – 8:00 PM. Red Lion Hotel in Bellevue 11211 Main Street Bellevue, WA 98004. For more info visit www.kithcares.org.

Free SAT Prep Classes

Presented by Sandweiss SAT Prep. For high school ages. Saturday, September 20, 1-5pm: Diagnostic Test (4 hours) Saturday, September 27. 2-5pm: Lesson 1 Saturday, October 4, 2-5pm: Lesson 2 Saturday, October 11, 2-5pm: Lesson 3 Saturday, October 18, 1-5pm: Practice Test (4 hours) Saturday, October 25, 2-3:30pm: Test Review (1.5 hours) All students will receive a free copy of The Official SAT Study Guide, instruction on test strategies and a scored practice test. Required registration starts September 2, 10am. Class size is limited to 22. Category: Classes & Lectures. Audience: Teens. Contact Name: Newport Way Library. Contact Phone: 425-747-2390. Saturday, October 4, 2014, 6:00 PM. 14250 SE Newport Way Bellevue, WA 98006. For more info visit kcls.org.

International Folk Dance Club

Come enjoy doing dances of many lands. We do no- partner dances, set dances, and couple dances. The Grange has a great dance floor and there is plenty of parking. On the 5th we will not do any teaching, but will serve ice cream and strawberries in honor of Independence Day. On our regular weekly dances we.have a short teaching starting at 7:30. Category: Arts & Entertainment. Audience: Kids. Teens. Singles. College Students. Dads. Moms. Seniors. Families. Cost: $7.00; members $5.00; youth $2.00. Contact Phone: 425-385-2088. Saturday, October 4, 2014, 7:00 PM. Cedar Valley Grange, 20526 52nd Ave. W. Lynnwood.

LeRoy Bell and His Only Friends

Category: Arts & Entertainment. Music. Audience: Kids. Teens. College Students. Dads. Moms. Seniors. Families. Cost: $30. Contact Name: Kirkland Performance Center. Contact Email: box1@kpcenter.org. Contact Phone: 425 893 9900. Saturday, October 4, 2014, 8:00 PM. Kirkland Performance Center 350 Kirkland Ave Kirkland, WA 98033.

LeRoy Bell and His Only Friends

Singer-songwriter LeRoy Bell’s soulful voice captivates you with rock, blues, and soul. His Only Friends includes bassist Terry Morgan, drummer Davis Martin (formerly of the band Maktub), and keyboardist Daniel Walker. Category: Arts & Entertainment. Family. Music. Audience: Kids. Teens. College Students. Dads. Moms. Seniors. Families. Cost: $30. Contact Name: Kirkland Performance Center. Contact Email: box1@kpcenter.org. Contact Phone: 425 893 9900. Saturday, October 4, 2014, 8:00 PM. Kirkland Performance Center 350 Kirkland Ave Kirkland, WA 98033.