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SpookFest

Join South Bellevue Community Center as we celebrate Halloween with SpookFest. Experience the fun with our mini-carnival and marketplace in the gymnasium from 9:30am – 5:00pm. Purchase your tickets at SBCC. Bring your decorated pumpkin complete with wheels to compete in the Fourth Annual Great SBCC Pumpkin Race, a part of our SpookFest line-up of events. Contact SBCC to register. Don’t want to race your pumpkin but you love to decorate them? We have added a contest just for you! No rules to follow except that a pumpkin must be incorporated into your design. Come celebrate Halloween with SpookFest Dessert Theatre, featuring Edgar Allen Poe. Enjoy his stories right by your table as you partake in Halloween delights. Contact SBCC to reserve your table. Category: Fairs & Festivals. Family. Holiday. Theater. Volunteer. Audience: Kids. Teens. College Students. Dads. Moms. Seniors. Families. Contact Name: South Bellevue Community Center. Contact Email: sbcc@bellevuewa.gov. Contact Phone: 425-452-4240. Events Newsletter: Yes. Saturday, October 25, 2014. South Bellevue Community Center. For more info visit www.facebook.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. Events Newsletter: No. Saturday, October 25, 2014, 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM. Simplicity Learning 12443 Bel-Red Rd Bellevue, WA 98005. For more info visit simplicitylearning.org.

Ecotober 2014: Get Your Fall On

Join us at the Brightwater Center in Woodinville for our second annual Ecotober Celebration. This is a great time of year to learn tips and prepare your home, kids, and yard, for a sustainable fall and winter season. Enjoy activities for all ages including hands-on nature art projects, composting investigations (free samples available while supplies last!), a live bluegrass band, and a chance to explore a real recycling truck. Bring your used Halloween costumes and participate in our COSTUME EXCHANGE! This event is free to attend but requires pre-registration on our event website. Ecotober at Brightwater is presented by: King County IslandWood City of Bothell. Category: Fairs & Festivals. Family. Outdoor. Audience: Kids. Singles. Dads. Moms. Seniors. Families. Cost: Free. Contact Name: Carissa Perkins. Contact Email: carissap@islandwood.org. Contact Phone: 206-263-8862. Saturday, October 25, 2014, 10:00 AM – 2:00 PM. Brightwater Center 22505 State Route 9 SE Woodinville, WA 98072. For more info visit islandwood.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. Events Newsletter: No. Saturday, October 25, 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. Events Newsletter: No. Saturday, October 25, 2014, 10:00 AM – 6:00 PM. 440 5th Ave North Seattle, WA 98109. For more info visit www.gatesfoundation.org.

Author Appearance: Toni Yuly

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 Seattle children’s book author Toni Yuly! Category: Family. Audience: Kids. Families. Cost: Free with admission. Contact Name: Seattle Children's Museum. Contact Phone: 206-441-1768. Saturday, October 25, 2014, 11:00 AM – 2:00 PM. Seattle Children's Museum 305 Harrison St Seattle, WA 98109. For more info visit thechildrensmuseum.org.

Husky Cruise 2014 - Arizona State

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. Events Newsletter: Yes. Saturday, October 25, 2014, 12:00 PM – 8:00 PM. Beach Cafe 1270 Carillon Point Kirkland, WA 98033. For more info visit www.thewoodmark.com.

Colorful Fall: Why do the leaves change?

Every fall a beautiful, but mysterious event occurs. The trees become brilliant shades of red, yellow, orange and brown, why does this change happen? Learn what makes deciduous trees lose their leaves, and why it is beneficial. Ages: 5+ Cost: FREE No registration required. Info: 425-452-4195. Category: Family. Audience: Kids. Families. Cost: FREE. Contact Phone: 425-452-4195. Events Newsletter: Yes. Saturday, October 25, 2014, 1:00 PM – 2:00 PM. Lewis Creek Park Visitor Center 5808 Lakemont Blvd SE Bellevue, WA.

Exploring Prejudice

Presented by ReelTime: Shining a Light on Social Issues. Come for a fascinating and controversial documentary that goes underneath the surface to explore the prejudices that women face throughout the world. It explores the roots of classism, racism and lack of self-esteem within a segment of cultures that reach from America to remote corners of the globe. Women share their personal stories, exploring deeply ingrained beliefs and attitudes while providing opportunities for generations to heal by learning to love themselves for who they are. A discussion will follow. Representatives from organizations that work to undo racism in our region will participate and answer questions. Category: Arts & Entertainment. Audience: Teens. Contact Name: Mercer Island Library. Contact Email: sjcummins@kcls.org. Contact Phone: 206.236.3537. Saturday, October 25, 2014, 1:00 PM. Mercer Island Library 4400 88th Avenue SE Mercer Island 98040.

Lacemakers of Puget Sound Lace Day

Have you ever wanted to see lace made by hand or learn how? Now you can. Bobbin lace, needle, tatted, knit and crocheted lace will all be represented at our Lace Day. Plus Tames Alan will present her Elizabethan Costume lecture and demo at 2 PM. Category: Arts & Entertainment. Audience: Families. Cost: free. Saturday, October 25, 2014, 1:00 PM – 4:00 PM. Kent Commons, Green Room.

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. Events Newsletter: Yes. Saturday, October 25, 2014, 2:00 PM. Bellevue Botanical Garden, 12001 Main Street, Bellevue, WA 98005.

Bellevue Rhythm & Roots

Learn about Bellevue's roots and celebrate the rhythms of our culturally rich community. Dunava: Vocal Harmonies from the Balkans Saturday, October 18, 2pm Dunava is made up of singers from diverse musical backgrounds who all share a passion for the distinct and beautiful harmonies of Eastern Europe. A Special Performance by Members of the Seattle Chinese Orchestra Saturday, October 25, 2pm Members of the Seattle Chinese Orchestra will perform rich and versatile music including traditional music and pieces by contemporary Chinese musicians. Category: Arts & Entertainment. Audience: Singles. College Students. Dads. Moms. Seniors. Contact Name: Bellevue Library. Contact Email: sjcummins@kcls.org. Contact Phone: 425.450.1765. Events Newsletter: Yes. Saturday, October 25, 2014, 2:00 PM. Bellevue Library 1111 110th Avenue NE Bellevue, WA 98004.

Celebration of Hope-Earth Citizens Festival

Celebration of Hope-Earth Citizens Festival provides an afternoon of interactive music, dance, and an educational experience. We can embrace our commonalities and celebrate hope for a brighter future. The featured guests include: Drum Cafe-interactive group drumming session, Ethiopian children singing, and the group, Singing Feet, members of the Duwamish Tribe. You will also be introduced to a unique, innovative educational experience for school age children, called Brain Education (BE) by the national trainer, Dave Beal. Category: Fairs & Festivals. Audience: Kids. Teens. Singles. College Students. Dads. Moms. Seniors. Families. Cost: $15 Adults $5 children 12 and under. Contact Name: Leanne. Contact Phone: 206-240-6515. Events Newsletter: No. Saturday, October 25, 2014, 2:00 PM – 4:00 PM. Cadle Theater Lake Washington High School 12033 N.E. 80th St. Kirkland, WA 98033.

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. Events Newsletter: Yes. Saturday, October 25, 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.

MAKE 2014: Introduction to Special Makeup Effects

Presented by Erik Albidress of Albidress FX Studio. A crash course with tips and techniques to create special effect makeup such as cuts, bruises, black eyes, and zombie faces. Bring your own makeup and brushes if you have them. Unleash your creativity and strengthen your science and technology skills at the same time with KCLS’ MAKE events, the new fall season of STREAM-based programs. If you can imagine something, you can learn to make it at the library. Follow your curiosity and explore the latest computer technologies. Try your hand at animation and special effects. Create a robotic puppet and learn basic physical engineering. MAKE programs will show you how in supportive, hands-on workshops. www.kcls.org/make. Category: Arts & Entertainment. Audience: Teens. Contact Name: Newcastle Library. Contact Email: sjcummins@kcls.org. Contact Phone: 425.255.0111. Saturday, October 25, 2014, 3:00 PM. Newcastle Library 12901 Newcastle Way Newcastle, WA 98056.

Black Cat Ball

We hope you will join us at the Meydenbauer Center in Downtown Bellevue on the evening of October 25th for this fun and festive Halloween-themed event! Order your tickets today and be sure to invite your friends to join you! The evening will feature over 500 items for sale in a silent and live auction, a champagne reception and a delicious gourmet three-course vegetarian or vegan dinner including wine. This year is going to be our biggest, most exciting Black Cat Ball yet with double the space, more auction items and even more cat lovers! Category: Arts & Entertainment. Benefit. Charitable. Family. Organizations. Audience: Kids. Teens. Singles. College Students. Dads. Moms. Seniors. Families. Contact Name: Purrfect Pals Shelter. Contact Email: cats@purrfectpals.org. Contact Phone: 360-652-9611. Events Newsletter: Yes. Saturday, October 25, 2014, 5:00 PM – 8:30 PM. Meydenbauer Center 11100 NE 6th Street Bellevue, WA 98004. For more info visit purrfectpals.org.

Dog Training Program

Are you interested in training your new puppy some manners or maybe an older dog some new tricks? Sign up for our training courses here at Seattle Humane! We offer a wide variety of classes to fit the needs of all of our adopters and their pets. To learn more about the training sessions we provide, visit our classes and training page. Category: Classes & Lectures. Audience: Kids. Teens. Singles. College Students. Dads. Moms. Seniors. Families. Cost: Training class fees vary. Contact Name: Seattle Humane. Contact Email: dogtraining@seattlehumane.org. Contact Phone: 425-373-5385. Events Newsletter: Yes. Saturday, October 25, 2014, 6:00 PM. 13212 SE Eastgate Way Bellevue WA 98005. For more info visit www.seattlehumane.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. Events Newsletter: No. Saturday, October 25, 2014, 6:00 PM. 14250 SE Newport Way Bellevue, WA 98006. For more info visit kcls.org.

In The Heights

Turn up the heat and get ready to feel the rhythm as this Broadway dance spectacular brings the Washington Heights neighborhood of Manhattan to the stage. In a community where everyone knows your business, things are about to shake-up as romances bloom, dreams are challenged, and one winning lottery ticket threatens to change everything. Winner of the Tony Award for Best Musical, and Pulitzer Prize nominee, In The Heights is a fun and fresh hip-hop musical set in a sizzling summer filled with music and possibilities. Category: Arts & Entertainment. Family. Music. Theater. Audience: Teens. Singles. College Students. Dads. Moms. Seniors. Families. Cost: $39-$67, with senior and youth discounts available. Contact Name: Box office. Contact Phone: (425) 392-2202. Events Newsletter: Yes. Saturday, October 25, 2014, 6:00 PM. Francis J. Gaudette Theatre 303 Front St North Issaquah, WA 98027. For more info visit www.villagetheatre.org.

Music Works Performing Artist Concert Series

The Antiqua Piano Trio performs works by Beethoven and Mendelssohn. This is the opening concert in the 2014-2015 Music Works Performing Artist Concert Series. Category: Arts & Entertainment. Music. Audience: Kids. Teens. Singles. College Students. Dads. Moms. Seniors. Families. Cost: Free. Contact Name: Music Works Northwest. Contact Phone: 425-644-0988. Events Newsletter: No. Saturday, October 25, 2014, 7:30 PM – 9:00 PM. Northwest University Butterfield Chapel, 5520 108th Ave NE, Kirkland, WA 98033.

Black Cat Bash to Benefit the Animals!

Shindig Events & Kitty Valentine presents the first annual BLACK CAT BASH benefiting the Seattle Humane Society on October 25! Purchase your tickets online and get dressed up to benefit the pets in our care. Dance the night away, eat, drink and enjoy fun raffle prizes at the Fred Wildlife Refuge in Seattle. Get your tickets before they sell out at blackcatbash.com. Category: Benefit. Charitable. Holiday. Audience: Singles. College Students. Dads. Moms. Seniors. Cost: $35-$80. Contact Email: bcbsea@gmail.com. Saturday, October 25, 2014, 8:00 PM – Sunday, October 26, 2014, 12:00 AM. Fred Wildlife Refuge 128 Belmont Ave East, Seattle WA 98102.

Black Cat Bash to Benefit the Animals!

Shindig Events & Kitty Valentine presents the first annual BLACK CAT BASH benefiting the Seattle Humane Society on October 25! Purchase your tickets online and get dressed up to benefit the pets in our care. Dance the night away, eat, drink and enjoy fun raffle prizes at the Fred Wildlife Refuge in Seattle. Get your tickets before they sell out at blackcatbash.com. Category: Benefit. Charitable. Holiday. Audience: Singles. College Students. Dads. Moms. Seniors. Cost: $35-$80. Contact Email: bcbsea@gmail.com. Saturday, October 25, 2014, 8:00 PM – Sunday, October 26, 2014, 12:00 AM. Fred Wildlife Refuge 128 Belmont Ave East Seattle WA 98102.

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. Events Newsletter: No. Sunday, October 26, 2014, 10:00 AM – 6:00 PM. 440 5th Ave North Seattle, WA 98109. For more info visit www.gatesfoundation.org.

Snohomish County Mycological Society 43rd Annual Wild Mushroom Show

Snohomish County Mycological Society 43rd Annual SCMS Annual Mushroom Show The Snohomish County Mycological Society (SCMS) presents their 43rd annual wild mushroom show on Sunday, October 26, 2014 from 10 a.m. until 5:00 pm . The event is held in Floral Hall in Forest Park, 802 East Mukilteo Boulevard, Everett, WA 98203. Hosted in cooperation with Everett Parks and Recreation, the annual show features a display of wild mushrooms collected by SCMS members, vendor sales, training on mushroom identification, and demonstrations. The event is free (donations accepted). The mushroom identification class will begin at 1 p.m. in Lions Hall. Go to www.scmsfungi.org for more information. Category: Classes & Lectures. Fairs & Festivals. Family. Organizations. Outdoor. Sports & Recreation. Audience: Kids. Teens. Singles. College Students. Dads. Moms. Seniors. Families. Cost: Free. Contact Name: Lisa Pierce. Contact Email: lisarobinpierce@gmail.com. Contact Phone: 360-435-1674. Events Newsletter: No. Sunday, October 26, 2014, 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM. Floral Hall in Forest Park, 802 East Mukilteo Boulevard, Everett, WA 98203.

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. Events Newsletter: No. Sunday, October 26, 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. Events Newsletter: No. Sunday, October 26, 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. Events Newsletter: No. Sunday, October 26, 2014, 10:40 AM – 12:00 PM. South Bellevue Community Center 14509 SE Newport Way Bellevue, WA 98006.

Swedish Meatball Dinner

Category: Family. Audience: Kids. Teens. Singles. College Students. Dads. Moms. Seniors. Families. Sunday, October 26, 2014, 12:00 PM – 3:00 PM. Upper Preston Vasa Hall 10530 324th Place S.E. Issaquah.

Living With Wildlife: Bats

Washington is home to 15 species of bats! Every fall these bats find a place to hibernate, hopefully avoiding human structures in their search. Find out what species live in Bellevue and how you can prevent your home from becoming a bat cave. 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, October 26, 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.

Free LMC Concert at Ballard Oddfellows Hall

The German Masters from Mozart to Strauss Singers: Nerys Jones, Ki-jung Jun, Amelia Stagno, Tiina Ritalahti, Meg Daly, Amber Rose Johnson, Regina Thomas Pianists: Nicole Truesdell, Eun Hee Cho Program: Martern aller arten (Abduction from the Seraglio) O War ich shon (Fidelio) Kommt ein Schlanker (Der Freischutz) Schelm, halt fest (Der Freischutz) Arabien einsam Kind (Oberon) The Rhinemaidens Despair (Gotterdamerung) Sandman aria & Prayer (Hansel & Gretel) In dem Schatten meiner Locken (Der Corregidor) Trio from Der Rosenkavalier Die wiener herrn (Arabella). Category: Music. Audience: Kids. Teens. Singles. College Students. Dads. Moms. Seniors. Families. Cost: Free. Contact Name: Ladies Musical Club. Contact Email: lmcseattle@mindspring.com. Contact Phone: 206-622-6882. Events Newsletter: Yes. Sunday, October 26, 2014, 2:00 PM – 3:00 PM. IOOF Ballard Oddfellows Hall 1706 NW Market St Seattle, WA 98107. For more info visit www.lmcseattle.org.

MOVIE - FREE MEN (Les hommes libres) - in French with English subtitles

This historically-based film has Younes, a young Algerian black marketeer in World War II Paris, being forced to spy on the leader of his religious community whom the Nazis think is protecting North African Jews. Younes meets & befriends a talented Jewish Algerian singer. He gradually becomes a serious freedom fighter -- now against the Nazis & as the audience can see, later against the French who rule his Algerian homeland. Category: Arts & Entertainment. Audience: Teens. Singles. College Students. Dads. Moms. Seniors. Cost: FREE. Contact Name: C. Ginnis. Contact Email: cginnis@kcls.org. Contact Phone: 425-454-2123. Events Newsletter: Yes. Sunday, October 26, 2014, 2:00 PM – 4:00 PM. Bellevue Library - Meeting room 1 1111 110th Ave. NE Bellevue, WA 98007.

The Washington Wind Symphony presents “From Russia with Love”

Save the date! On Sunday afternoon, October 26 at 2:00pm, the Washington Wind Symphony performs “From Russia with Love,” at Kirkland Performance Center. You’ll hear Mussorgsky’s epic “Pictures at an Exhibition,” along with other selections by Shostakovich and Kozhevikov. Dr. Ed Powell conducts the Eastside’s premier concert band. Category: Music. Audience: Kids. Teens. Singles. College Students. Dads. Moms. Seniors. Families. Cost: Adult: $18.00 | Senior: $13.00 | Youth: $13.00. Events Newsletter: No. Sunday, October 26, 2014, 2:00 PM. Kirkland Performance Center 350 Kirkland Avenue, Kirkland, WA 98033. For more info visit www.washingtonwindsymphony.org.

Monster Mash

A FUN night for the whole family. Come dressed up in your family appropriate costume and have a blast dancing the night away! Take a family photo, play games, enter the costume contest and have a chance to win some prizes. The event is FREE to the community but everyone is asked to bring a non-perishable food item in support of Jubilee Reach. At the end of the night all kids will go home with a candy gift bag. We will award prizes for Best Boy Costume, Best Girl Costume, and Best Family Costume. Category: Faith. Family. Holiday. Audience: Kids. Teens. Dads. Moms. Families. Cost: FREE. Contact Email: info@essentialchurch.cc. Events Newsletter: Yes. Sunday, October 26, 2014, 5:00 PM – 7:00 PM. The Club: Boys & Girls Club Teen Center 15228 Lake Hills Blvd Bellevue, WA 98007. For more info visit www.facebook.com.

Dog Training Program

Are you interested in training your new puppy some manners or maybe an older dog some new tricks? Sign up for our training courses here at Seattle Humane! We offer a wide variety of classes to fit the needs of all of our adopters and their pets. To learn more about the training sessions we provide, visit our classes and training page. Category: Classes & Lectures. Audience: Kids. Teens. Singles. College Students. Dads. Moms. Seniors. Families. Cost: Training class fees vary. Contact Name: Seattle Humane. Contact Email: dogtraining@seattlehumane.org. Contact Phone: 425-373-5385. Events Newsletter: Yes. Sunday, October 26, 2014, 6:00 PM. 13212 SE Eastgate Way Bellevue WA 98005. For more info visit www.seattlehumane.org.

In The Heights

Turn up the heat and get ready to feel the rhythm as this Broadway dance spectacular brings the Washington Heights neighborhood of Manhattan to the stage. In a community where everyone knows your business, things are about to shake-up as romances bloom, dreams are challenged, and one winning lottery ticket threatens to change everything. Winner of the Tony Award for Best Musical, and Pulitzer Prize nominee, In The Heights is a fun and fresh hip-hop musical set in a sizzling summer filled with music and possibilities. Category: Arts & Entertainment. Family. Music. Theater. Audience: Teens. Singles. College Students. Dads. Moms. Seniors. Families. Cost: $39-$67, with senior and youth discounts available. Contact Name: Box office. Contact Phone: (425) 392-2202. Events Newsletter: Yes. Sunday, October 26, 2014, 6:00 PM. Francis J. Gaudette Theatre 303 Front St North Issaquah, WA 98027. For more info visit www.villagetheatre.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. Events Newsletter: No. Monday, October 27, 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. Events Newsletter: No. Monday, October 27, 2014, 10:00 AM – 6:00 PM. 440 5th Ave North Seattle, WA 98109. For more info visit www.gatesfoundation.org.

Dog Training Program

Are you interested in training your new puppy some manners or maybe an older dog some new tricks? Sign up for our training courses here at Seattle Humane! We offer a wide variety of classes to fit the needs of all of our adopters and their pets. To learn more about the training sessions we provide, visit our classes and training page. Category: Classes & Lectures. Audience: Kids. Teens. Singles. College Students. Dads. Moms. Seniors. Families. Cost: Training class fees vary. Contact Name: Seattle Humane. Contact Email: dogtraining@seattlehumane.org. Contact Phone: 425-373-5385. Events Newsletter: Yes. Monday, October 27, 2014, 6:00 PM. 13212 SE Eastgate Way Bellevue WA 98005. For more info visit www.seattlehumane.org.

Adult Skills & Drills Badminton Class

This class meets weekly on Monday evenings and teaches students badminton techniques and drills essential to effectively improve your game. All skill levels are welcome to participate in this class. Registration is required. Registration Deadline: Friday, 10/24/14. Category: Classes & Lectures. Sports & Recreation. Audience: Singles. College Students. Dads. Moms. Seniors. Cost: $106 for 8 wks or $15/class. Contact Name: Jenny Lam. Contact Email: jenny@bellevuebadminton.com. Contact Phone: 4255622950. Events Newsletter: No. Monday, October 27, 2014, 7:00 PM – 8:30 PM. Bellevue Badminton Club 13405 SE 30th St Ste 1C, Bellevue, WA 98005. For more info visit bellevuebadminton.com.

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. Events Newsletter: No. Monday, October 27, 2014, 7:00 PM – 8:00 PM. 14224 Bel-Red Road Highland Community Center.

Capitol Steps

This Washington, DC-based troupe of Congressional staffers-turned-songwriters produce hilarious musical and political satire where nothing is sacred and nobody is safe! For over 30 years, the group has been putting politics and scandal to music – and this comedy is no different. In the years following their formation, the group has ignored the wisdom “Don’t quit your day job!” and truly puts the “mock” in “democracy.” This show is sure to leave you dying of laughter and asking for more. Category: Arts & Entertainment. Audience: Teens. College Students. Dads. Moms. Seniors. Families. Cost: $45. Contact Name: Kirkland Performance Center. Contact Email: box1@kpcenter.org. Contact Phone: 425 893 9900. Monday, October 27, 2014, 7:30 PM. Kirkland Performance Center 350 Kirkland Ave Kirkland, WA 98033.

October "Around the Block" Art Exhibit

Parklane Gallery's annual "Around the Block" art exhibit features !2" X 12" paintings and photos from various artists who live in the Puget Sound area. Artwalk and Artists' reception is Friday, October 10, 2014 from 6 until 8 p.m. Gallery hours are Tues-Sun 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. and 12 to 8 on Fridays. Category: Arts & Entertainment. Audience: Kids. Teens. Singles. College Students. Dads. Moms. Seniors. Families. Cost: FREE. Contact Name: Marne Jensen. Contact Email: marnejensen@aol.com. Contact Phone: 425-427-6020. Tuesday, October 28, 2014. Parklane Gallery 130 Park Lane 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. Events Newsletter: Yes. Tuesday, October 28, 2014, 9:30 AM – 11:30 AM. EvergreenHealth Medical Center, 12040 NE 128th Street, Kirkland, WA 98034. For more info visit www.evergreenhealth.com.

Assistance League of the Eastside presents Celebrations Holiday Home Tour - Friday December 5, 2014

Assistance League of the Eastside presents Celebrations Holiday Home Tour - Friday December 5, 2014, 10:00 am - 7:00 pm A self-guided tour of five fabulous homes beautifully decorated for the holidays in Redmond and Woodinville. All proceeds benefit our philanthropic programs. Tickets available from Chapter members by phone at 425-556-5106 or on our website, www.eastside.assistanceleague.org. Category: Arts & Entertainment. Benefit. Charitable. Family. Holiday. Organizations. Service Clubs. Volunteer. Cost: $30. Events Newsletter: Yes. Tuesday, October 28, 2014, 10:00 AM. Redmond and Woodinville.

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. Events Newsletter: No. Tuesday, October 28, 2014, 10:00 AM – 6:00 PM. 440 5th Ave North Seattle, WA 98109. For more info visit www.gatesfoundation.org.

Supporting honest government

Honesty is a vital part of good government, including decisions made by elected officials and in the work of government employees. Citizens also have a supporting role.In this live chat with a Christian Science healer, you'll be able to ask about how your prayers relating to honesty in your community and in the world can make a difference. Come visit us in our Reading Room or go to jsh-online.com. Category: Faith. Family. Government. Political. Audience: Kids. Teens. Singles. College Students. Dads. Moms. Seniors. Families. Cost: free. Contact Name: Julie Roe. Contact Email: juliefroe@msn.com. Contact Phone: 425-444-2016. Tuesday, October 28, 2014, 11:00 AM – 12:00 PM. Christian Science Reading Room 1112 110th Ave NE Bellevue, WA 98004. For more info visit www.jsh-online.com.

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. Events Newsletter: Yes. Tuesday, October 28, 2014, 12:30 PM – 2:30 PM. EvergreenHealth Medical Center, 12040 NE 128th Street, Kirkland, WA 98034. For more info visit www.evergreenhealth.com.

AM Dellamonica- Child of a Hidden Sea

Introducing a magical world of island nations, the first book in A. M. Dellamonica's new fantasy series begins when her adventurous young protagonist sets off in search of her birth mother and falls into a strange and wondrous homeland that wants nothing to do with her. What unfolds is a fascinating journey of investigation and discovery about a world both eerily similar and drastically different from our own, and a young woman determined to both understand it and earn its people's acceptance. For the chance to leap into the world of Stormwrack with its creator, join us as Dellamonica leads us into its magic, mysteries, and adventures at a reading and signing of her enchanting new book. Category: Arts & Entertainment. Audience: Singles. College Students. Dads. Moms. Seniors. Cost: Free. Events Newsletter: Yes. Tuesday, October 28, 2014, 6:00 PM – 7:00 PM. University Book Store 990 102nd Ave Bellevue, WA, 98004. For more info visit www2.bookstore.washington.edu.

Dog Training Program

Are you interested in training your new puppy some manners or maybe an older dog some new tricks? Sign up for our training courses here at Seattle Humane! We offer a wide variety of classes to fit the needs of all of our adopters and their pets. To learn more about the training sessions we provide, visit our classes and training page. Category: Classes & Lectures. Audience: Kids. Teens. Singles. College Students. Dads. Moms. Seniors. Families. Cost: Training class fees vary. Contact Name: Seattle Humane. Contact Email: dogtraining@seattlehumane.org. Contact Phone: 425-373-5385. Events Newsletter: Yes. Tuesday, October 28, 2014, 6:00 PM. 13212 SE Eastgate Way Bellevue WA 98005. For more info visit www.seattlehumane.org.

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, October 28, 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.

Arts and Culture Lecture Series - Porcelain Pathways

Discover how porcelain has made its way around the world among the palaces of emperors, the caravans of merchants, the drawing rooms of bourgeoisie, and the hearths of commoners. Category: Arts & Entertainment. Audience: Teens. Singles. College Students. Dads. Moms. Seniors. Cost: $10. Contact Email: lvanbemmel@kirklandartscenter.org. Contact Phone: 4258227161. Events Newsletter: Yes. Tuesday, October 28, 2014, 6:30 PM – 8:00 PM. 620 Market St. Kirkland, WA 98033 (425) 822 - 7161. For more info visit kirklandartscenter.gosignmeup.com.

Are You Made for the Trades?

Presented by Washington Women in Trades. You can earn while you learn while pursuing the other four year degree. Find out about becoming a firefighter, carpenter, electrician, police office, and more from members of Washington Women in Trades. Category: Classes & Lectures. Audience: Teens. Contact Name: Mercer Island Library. Contact Email: sjcummins@kcls.org. Contact Phone: 206.236.3537. Tuesday, October 28, 2014, 7:00 PM. Mercer Island Library 4400 88th Avenue SE Mercer Island 98040.

Mindfulness and Presence in Communcation

Turn ordinary conversations into extraordinary encounters! You can be present and mindful even in the most heated conversations. Listen “behind the words” to the larger message. Enhance the quality of your relationships, create greater intimacy, communicate authentically, and negotiate conflicts more effectively. Learn and practice powerful but easy communication techniques in a safe and supportive environment. A unique and powerful experience packed with practical, immediately applicable techniques and practices. Category: Classes & Lectures. Audience: Singles. College Students. Dads. Moms. Seniors. Cost: $15 for series. Contact Name: Brett Hill. Contact Email: bretthill@outlook.com. Contact Phone: 4252469011. Tuesday, October 28, 2014, 7:00 PM – 8:30 PM. EastShore Unitarian Church 12700 SE 32nd St, Bellevue, WA 98005. For more info visit www.meetup.com.

Empowered Living, a holistic approach to optimizing health and peace of mind while living with MS

During this thought-provoking and engaging five-week series, you’ll explore a whole person approach to fostering your overall health and well-being while living with Multiple Sclerosis. Maureen Manley, MA, will provide you with realistic understandings and supply you with practical skills to assist you in moving forward with an integrated, health-promoting and empowered approach to life. You’ll learn: • How to honor and work with yourself as a whole person: physical, mental, emotional and spiritual • How to motivate yourself though desire rather than fear • Techniques to manage stress and redirect your energy productively • What drives human behavior, and how to work with your own to make life enhancing choices • How to move through obstacles and stay on track with what you desire • Valuable information on exercise and nutrition. Category: Classes & Lectures. Cost: Free. Contact Phone: 425-899-3000. Tuesday, October 28, 2014, 8:00 PM – 10:00 PM. Education Center in the Evergreen Surgery and Physician’s Building 12333 NE 130th Lane, Tan 140 Kirkland, WA 98034. For more info visit www.evergreenhealth.com.

Halloween Dance Party

Join us for costumes, dancing, demonstrations, appetizers and drinks. Show up and score a free lesson on a dance of your choice! New Students only. Must be over 21. Category: Arts & Entertainment. Classes & Lectures. Fairs & Festivals. Holiday. Music. Schools. Sports & Recreation. Audience: Singles. Dads. Moms. Seniors. Families. Cost: None. Contact Name: Kelly. Contact Email: kellyambellevue@gmail.com. Contact Phone: 425-747-6611. Tuesday, October 28, 2014, 8:30 PM – 10:00 PM. Bellevue Arthur Murray School of Dance.

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. Events Newsletter: No. Tuesday, October 28, 2014, 10:00 PM – Wednesday, October 29, 2014, 12:00 AM. Simplicity Learning 12443 Bel-Red Road Bellevue, WA 98005. For more info visit simplicitylearning.org.

Parenting Classes in Bellevue!

Today's parents and children are more scheduled, more anxious, and more stressed out than ever before. What if being a better parent meant actually doing less? Based on the book by Kim John Payne and Lisa M. Ross, Simplicity Parenting study groups inspire families to make small, do-able changes with big, satisfying results. Groups are formed by request and meet for seven, three-hour workshops (meeting weekly, semi-monthly, or monthly). Throughout our seven gatherings, workshop participants will come away with practical, creative, and simple strategies for using the extraordinary power of "less" to raise calmer, happier and more secure kids. Category: Classes & Lectures. Family. Schools. Audience: Dads. Moms. Cost: $150. Contact Name: Briana Bennitt. Contact Email: info@simplicitylearning.org. Contact Phone: 425.614.0145. Events Newsletter: No. Wednesday, October 29, 2014, 9:00 AM – 11:00 AM. 12443 Bel-Red Road, Suite 360 Bellevue, WA 98005. For more info visit www.simplicitylearning.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. Events Newsletter: No. Wednesday, October 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.

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. Events Newsletter: Yes. Wednesday, October 29, 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. Events Newsletter: No. Wednesday, October 29, 2014, 10:00 AM – 6:00 PM. 440 5th Ave North Seattle, WA 98109. For more info visit www.gatesfoundation.org.

National Cat Day

Join us in celebrating National Cat Day! We will be waiving the adoption fee on all cats and kittens on Oct. 29 in honor of our special feline friends. Hurry on over to the Seattle Humane Society for a great deal on our furry friends! Category: Charitable. Family. Audience: Kids. Teens. Singles. College Students. Dads. Moms. Seniors. Families. Cost: Free. Contact Name: Seattle Humane. Contact Phone: 425-649-7563. Wednesday, October 29, 2014, 11:00 AM – 6:00 PM. 13212 SE Eastgate Way Bellevue, WA 98005.

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. Events Newsletter: Yes. Wednesday, October 29, 2014, 12:30 PM – 2:30 PM. EvergreenHealth Medical Center, 12040 NE 128th Street, Kirkland, WA 98034. For more info visit www.evergreenhealth.com.

Ignite Washington Digital Economy Conference

Get your voice heard, be part of the conversation, and have your say in shaping your local economy by attending the Ignite Washington conference on October 29th in Mercer Island. The Ignite Washington Initiative will bring together business, tech and civic leaders to design, collaborate, and invest in a digital transformation for local brands and businesses in Washington, ultimately achieving a mission of infusing money into the local economy through digital commerce. This is a great opportunity for local businesses and brands to be involved, share your business stories, and spot emerging trends. Speakers at the conference include Seattle Councilmember Sally J Clark, Alex Fong Sr. Director of Microsoft US SMB, John Greenland Digital Sales Director KIRO-TV, Tony Benton Founder and CEO of Musica Entertainment and former Seattle Sounders player Michael Tetteh among other illustrative speakers. The Ignite Washington Conference will be held at the Mercer Island Community Center on Wednesday October 29th fro… Category: Organizations. Audience: Teens. Dads. Moms. Seniors. Cost: 75. Contact Name: Ann Choi. Contact Email: anna@joysproutproductions.com. Wednesday, October 29, 2014, 1:00 PM – 5:00 PM. Mercer Island Community and Event Center 8236 SE24th St, Mercer Island, WA98040. For more info visit ignitewa.com.

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 29, 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.

Dog Training Program

Are you interested in training your new puppy some manners or maybe an older dog some new tricks? Sign up for our training courses here at Seattle Humane! We offer a wide variety of classes to fit the needs of all of our adopters and their pets. To learn more about the training sessions we provide, visit our classes and training page. Category: Classes & Lectures. Audience: Kids. Teens. Singles. College Students. Dads. Moms. Seniors. Families. Cost: Training class fees vary. Contact Name: Seattle Humane. Contact Email: dogtraining@seattlehumane.org. Contact Phone: 425-373-5385. Events Newsletter: Yes. Wednesday, October 29, 2014, 6:00 PM. 13212 SE Eastgate Way Bellevue WA 98005. For more info visit www.seattlehumane.org.

Experience Life with Less Stress

Learn how to experience a life with less stress and anxiety, greater calm, and better health through the Transcendental Meditation Technique. Free Introductory Talk! Category: Classes & Lectures. Audience: Kids. Teens. Singles. College Students. Dads. Moms. Seniors. Families. Cost: Free. Contact Name: Bellevue TM Program. Contact Email: bellevue@tm.org. Contact Phone: 425-451-2290. Wednesday, October 29, 2014, 7:00 PM – 8:30 PM. 1800 112th Ave NE, Suite 265E Bellevue, WA 98004.

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. Events Newsletter: No. Wednesday, October 29, 2014, 7:00 PM – 8:00 PM. 14224 Bel-Red Road Highland Community Center.

Kindergarten Preview

Looking for a school with small class sizes, a strong Christian faith, and has top test scores? Come find out more at our Kindergarten Preview October 30th starting the tour from the ECS Gym lobby! Category: Faith. Family. Schools. Audience: Dads. Moms. Seniors. Families. Cost: Free! Contact Name: Stephanie Conrod. Contact Email: sconrod@eastsidechristian.net. Contact Phone: (425) 641-5570. Thursday, October 30, 2014, 8:50 AM – 10:00 AM. 14615 SE 22nd Street Bellevue, WA 98007.

Drop-In Toddler Art Studio

Toddlers with an adult are welcome to this ongoing drop-in art class Thursday mornings at 10 am. Children, ages 2-4, will be guided through several different art exploration project each week. Have fun exploring art projects including painting, drawing, constructing, crafts, gluing, coloring and some sculpting with your little one! Dress for mess! All supplies included. Category: Arts & Entertainment. Classes & Lectures. Family. Audience: Kids. Families. Cost: $10. drop-in fee. Contact Name: Hannah Hirano. Contact Email: hhirano@kirklandartscenter.org. Contact Phone: 425-822-7161 ext. 108. Events Newsletter: No. Thursday, October 30, 2014, 10:00 AM – 11:00 AM. Kirkland Arts Center 620 Market Street Kirkland, WA 98033.

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. Events Newsletter: No. Thursday, October 30, 2014, 10:00 AM – 6:00 PM. 440 5th Ave North Seattle, WA 98109. For more info visit www.gatesfoundation.org.

Baby Sign Classes @ North Kirkland Community Center

At Visually Speaking, we teach American Sign Language courses and provide private lessons around the community. Are you a new parent? Maybe you have heard about the benefits of using sign language with your son or daughter! By giving them an alternate way to communicate before they can speak, you can ease their frustrations and strengthen your bond with them. Visually Speaking is offering baby signing classes at the North Kirkland Community Center, meets once a week for an hour and the course lasts six weeks. At the end of this time, you will have expanded your child's communication skills through American Sign Language to help make your and their life simpler! Sign up today! October 30th -- December 11th 2014: Thursdays, 11:00am-12:00 Noon. Visit https://kirklandparks.net/eConnect/Start/Start.asp to register, and search barcode 43193. For more information, visit visuallyspeaking.info. If you have questions, don't hesitate to email us. Category: Classes & Lectures. Family. Audience: Kids. Dads. Moms. Families. Cost: $99. Contact Name: Kellie G. Contact Email: Kellie@visuallyspeaking.info. Contact Phone: 323-336-9305. Events Newsletter: Yes. Thursday, October 30, 2014, 11:00 AM – 12:00 PM. 12421 103rd Ave NE. For more info visit www.visuallyspeaking.info.

Bellevue Chamber Business Lunch: Solving the Ebola Epidemic

Why is there no Ebola vaccine or cure? How do we solve this epidemic? Find out the strategy that local biotech company Kineta, in partnership with University of Washington researchers, is using in their quest to develop antiviral drugs that may cure a wide array of viruses in addition to Ebola including flu, West Nile virus, dengue fever and possibly even the common cold. Dr. Charles Magness, President & CEO of Kineta, will highlight both the opportunities and challenges of this quest to increase the enzyme that activates the body’s innate immune system to fight off viral infections. Category: Organizations. Cost: $40 Members $60 Prospective Members. Contact Name: Bellevue Chamber of Commerce. Contact Email: staffteam@bellevuechamber.org. Contact Phone: 425-454-2464. Thursday, October 30, 2014, 12:00 PM – 1:30 PM. Hyatt Regency Bellevue Grand Ballroom A - Second Floor 900 Bellevue Way NE Bellevue, WA 98004. For more info visit cm.bellevuechamber.org.

Dog Training Program

Are you interested in training your new puppy some manners or maybe an older dog some new tricks? Sign up for our training courses here at Seattle Humane! We offer a wide variety of classes to fit the needs of all of our adopters and their pets. To learn more about the training sessions we provide, visit our classes and training page. Category: Classes & Lectures. Audience: Kids. Teens. Singles. College Students. Dads. Moms. Seniors. Families. Cost: Training class fees vary. Contact Name: Seattle Humane. Contact Email: dogtraining@seattlehumane.org. Contact Phone: 425-373-5385. Events Newsletter: Yes. Thursday, October 30, 2014, 6:00 PM. 13212 SE Eastgate Way Bellevue WA 98005. For more info visit www.seattlehumane.org.

Parenting Classes in Bellevue!

Today's parents and children are more scheduled, more anxious, and more stressed out than ever before. What if being a better parent meant actually doing less? Based on the book by Kim John Payne and Lisa M. Ross, Simplicity Parenting study groups inspire families to make small, do-able changes with big, satisfying results. Groups are formed by request and meet for seven, three-hour workshops (meeting weekly, semi-monthly, or monthly). Throughout our seven gatherings, workshop participants will come away with practical, creative, and simple strategies for using the extraordinary power of "less" to raise calmer, happier and more secure kids. Category: Classes & Lectures. Family. Schools. Audience: Dads. Moms. Cost: $150. Contact Name: Briana Bennitt. Contact Email: info@simplicitylearning.org. Contact Phone: 425.614.0145. Events Newsletter: No. Thursday, October 30, 2014, 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM. 12443 Bel-Red Road, Suite 360 Bellevue, WA 98005. For more info visit www.simplicitylearning.org.

Arts And Culture Lecture Series - Mad Men's Women of Pop

Looking back at the culture of the early 1960s and the stereotypes of women before the Women's Liberation Movement, we will explore the work of four Pop Artists: Andy Warhol, Mel Ramos, Roy Lichtenstein, and Tom Wesselmann. In that context, we will analyze their representations of women. How did their images perpetuate the stereotypes? Were they just recreating what was already there, were they reacting to it, or was their intent totally different? Drop-ins welcome, pre-registration helpful. Cost $10. Category: Arts & Entertainment. Audience: Singles. College Students. Dads. Moms. Seniors. Cost: $10. Contact Name: Registrar. Contact Email: info@kirklandartscenter.org. Contact Phone: 4258227161. Thursday, October 30, 2014, 6:30 PM – 8:00 PM. Kirkland Arts Center Gallery 620 Market St Kirkland, WA 98033. For more info visit kirklandartscenter.org.

Short Story Society- Tales to Distrub Your Sleep

Why should story time only be for kids? Come to our Short Story Society where the fabulous Kiki Hood and irrepressible Jerry Minor will be reading stories for the Halloween season. Come and let us disturb your sleep with spooky tales. Category: Arts & Entertainment. Audience: Singles. College Students. Dads. Moms. Seniors. Cost: Free. Events Newsletter: Yes. Thursday, October 30, 2014, 6:30 PM – 7:30 PM. University Book Store 990 102nd Ave NE Bellevue, WA, 98004. For more info visit www2.bookstore.washington.edu.

Yoga

Candlelight Yoga Flow Class Candlelight Vinyasa Yoga Flow: This is an all levels, moderately paced class softly lit by candlelight. This practice incorporates both yoga flow postures to get the breath and the body moving, as well as restorative poses to relax and calm the body and mind. Yoga builds strength, increase your flexibility and improve your balance, while releasing tension and clearing the mind. You will leave feeling rejuvenated and relaxed. This is a relaxed community center environment, come as you are, do what you can do. All levels welcome! A great place to learn or to challenge yourself. All you need is a yoga mat. First class is free! Category: Classes & Lectures. Sports & Recreation. Audience: Teens. Singles. College Students. Dads. Moms. Seniors. Cost: $10. First class free! Contact Name: Christine Maloney. Contact Email: YogabyChris@gmail.com. Contact Phone: 425-681-5561. Thursday, October 30, 2014, 7:00 PM – 8:00 PM. North Bellevue Community Center. 4063 148th Ave NE.

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. Events Newsletter: No. Thursday, October 30, 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. Events Newsletter: No. Thursday, October 30, 2014, 10:00 PM – Friday, October 31, 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. Events Newsletter: Yes. Friday, October 31, 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. Events Newsletter: Yes. Friday, October 31, 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 31, 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. Events Newsletter: No. Friday, October 31, 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. Events Newsletter: No. Friday, October 31, 2014, 10:00 AM – 6:00 PM. 440 5th Ave North Seattle, WA 98109. For more info visit www.gatesfoundation.org.

Happy HOWLoween!

Happy HOWLoween! Celebrate the weekend festivities with us at Seattle Humane. We are offering free black cat and kitten adoptions all weekend long! And we will also have special human treats along with cat and dog treats! Come join the fun at Seattle Humane! Category: Charitable. Family. Audience: Kids. Teens. Singles. College Students. Dads. Moms. Seniors. Families. Cost: Free. Contact Name: Seattle Humane. Contact Phone: 425-649-7563. Events Newsletter: Yes. Friday, October 31, 2014, 11:00 AM – Sunday, November 2, 2014, 6:00 PM. 13212 SE Eastgate Way Bellevue, WA 98005.

Come Together: The Art of John Lennon

Yoko Ono & Hopelink invite you to “Come Together” and experience the art of John Lennon at The Shops at The Bravern, October 31-November 2. Art available for purchase. Suggested $3 donation will benefit Hopelink. Category: Arts & Entertainment. Benefit. Charitable. Audience: Kids. Teens. Singles. College Students. Dads. Moms. Seniors. Families. Contact Name: Rudy Siegel. Contact Email: rudyjsiegel@yahoo.com. Contact Phone: 617-869-7533. Events Newsletter: Yes. Friday, October 31, 2014, 12:00 PM – 6:00 PM. The Shops at the Bravern, Bellevue. For more info visit thebravern.com.

Halloween Trick-or-Treat

The Bellettini Retirement Community in downtown Bellevue welcomes families in the community to bring their Trick-or-Treaters on Halloween Day, October 31, 2014 from 4:00-5:30 pm. The Bellettini and its residents will host a safe, warm, and dry Trick-or-Treat for children with 5 floors of doorbells to ring! If you would like to participate, please contact David, our Activities Coordinator, at 425.450.0800. Complimentary valet parking. Category: Arts & Entertainment. Fairs & Festivals. Family. Holiday. Organizations. Schools. Audience: Kids. Dads. Moms. Families. Cost: None. Contact Name: David, Activities Coordinator. Contact Email: dcohen@thebellettini.com. Contact Phone: 425-450-0800. Events Newsletter: Yes. Friday, October 31, 2014, 4:00 PM – 5:30 PM. The Bellettini Retirement Community 1115 108th Ave. NE (SW corner of 108th and NE 12th) Bellevue, WA 98004. For more info visit thebellettini.com.

Costume Carnival

2014 marks Seattle Children's Museum's 3rd Annual Costume Carnival, providing a free, safe and indoor Trick or Treat option for kids 10 and under on Halloween. The Museum exhibits and staff transform into their Halloween themed version, with additional activities and programs. We have a "Not-So Scary" Haunted Mountain, a "Where in the World is Dracula?" Scavenger Hunt, a Mad Scientist Lab and several booths to visit for a game, craft, "Trick" or a "Treat". Category: Fairs & Festivals. Family. Holiday. Audience: Kids. Cost: Free. Contact Name: Seattle Children's Museum. Contact Phone: 206-441-1768. Events Newsletter: Yes. Friday, October 31, 2014, 4:00 PM – 8:00 PM. Seattle Children's Museum 305 Harrison St Seattle, WA 98109. For more info visit thechildrensmuseum.org.

Trick or Treat Event and Costume Contest

Visit Whole Foods Market Bellevue on Friday, October 31st from 5-7pm for our Halloween Trick or Treat Event! Children 12 and under can visit departments throughout the store for Halloween treats! Spooky surprises await... come dressed in costume, and bring a bag to collect your treats! Treats available while supplies last. Arrive early, and stay for the costume contest at 6:30pm! Category: Holiday. Audience: Kids. Dads. Moms. Families. Cost: Free. Contact Name: Brandon Bills. Contact Email: brandon.bills@wholefoods.com. Contact Phone: (425) 462-1400. Events Newsletter: Yes. Friday, October 31, 2014, 5:00 PM – 7:00 PM. Whole Foods Market Bellevue. For more info visit www.facebook.com.

Dog Training Program

Are you interested in training your new puppy some manners or maybe an older dog some new tricks? Sign up for our training courses here at Seattle Humane! We offer a wide variety of classes to fit the needs of all of our adopters and their pets. To learn more about the training sessions we provide, visit our classes and training page. Category: Classes & Lectures. Audience: Kids. Teens. Singles. College Students. Dads. Moms. Seniors. Families. Cost: Training class fees vary. Contact Name: Seattle Humane. Contact Email: dogtraining@seattlehumane.org. Contact Phone: 425-373-5385. Events Newsletter: Yes. Friday, October 31, 2014, 6:00 PM. 13212 SE Eastgate Way Bellevue WA 98005. For more info visit www.seattlehumane.org.

BlackSmith 5th Annual Haunted Porch

All activities are covered and do NOT go inside the house. There will be live actors but they will NOT touch you. This is a family event but we will be scaring people. Kids are welcomed from 6:30-7 with minimal actor involvement and more light. This is a free event although we will be accepting donations for Charity. Warm Coats for Coat Drive Cash for Newport Freshman Class Red Cross. This is our 5th year and biggest yet. It is a fun event and we ask you to respect our fun and the fun of others. You will be scared.... Category: Holiday. Audience: Kids. Teens. Singles. College Students. Dads. Moms. Seniors. Families. Cost: Free- Donations Accepted for Charity. Contact Name: Chad Black. Contact Email: cs_black@yahoo.com. Events Newsletter: Yes. Friday, October 31, 2014, 6:30 PM – 9:30 PM. 3819 142nd Ave SE Bellevue, WA 98006. For more info visit youtu.be.

Fall Fun Fest!

Bring your preschool and elementary aged children for a FREE, safe and fun evening. There will be Trunk-or-Treating where kids will receive candy by traveling inside a circular lot filled with parked cars decorated for the evening. There will also be indoor carnival activities including games with non-candy prizes and a bounce house! New this year – commemorate the evening with a family photo taken in front of our festive backdrop emailed to you directly. This is a free event for all and no preregistration is required! Category: Fairs & Festivals. Holiday. Audience: Kids. Families. Cost: FREE! Contact Name: Liz Mitchell. Contact Email: lizfmitchell@gmail.com. Contact Phone: 425-802-7782. Events Newsletter: Yes. Friday, October 31, 2014, 6:30 PM – 8:00 PM. Newport Covenant Church 12800 Coal Creek Parkway SE Bellevue, WA 98006. For more info visit www.newportcovblog.org.

Maker Weekend at Newport Way Library

An all-day special Maker weekend of crafts, DIY, and technology programs for all ages. Category: Arts & Entertainment. Family. Audience: Kids. Teens. Singles. College Students. Dads. Moms. Seniors. Families. Cost: Free. Contact Name: Newport Way Library. Contact Phone: 425-747-2390. Events Newsletter: Yes. Saturday, November 1, 2014 – Sunday, November 2, 2014. 14250 SE Newport Way Bellevue, WA 98006.

Newport Way Library Maker Weekend

A special Maker weekend filled with crafts, DIY and technology programs for all ages. Check www.kcls.org/newportway for the most current offerings. SATURDAY Makey Makey Interactive Computer Boards–All Day Duct Tape Crafts • All Day Craft Stick Bending • All Day Lego® Building • 10am & 11:10am Make a Rhythm Instrument with Nancy Stewart • 10am–11:30am Watercolor Demonstration • 11am-Noon Watercolor 101* • 12:30-2:30pm Newport High School Robotics Team NRG948 • 12:30-5pm Introduction to Arduino Workshop* • 3-5pm Ikebana Demonstration • 3-5pm Bellevue Satellite Club, Near Space Satellites • 3-5pm SUNDAY Makey Makey Interactive Computer Boards • All Day Duct Tape Crafts • All Day Tabletop Moviemaking: Film & Animation in Miniature* • 1-3pm Beginning Knitting • 1-2:30pm Origami Lotus Lanterns • 1-3pm EV3 Robotics • 1-3pm Kite Making • 3-5pm Creating Cosplay Costumes • 3-5pm 3D Printing Demonstration • 3-5pm Bellevue Satellite Club, Near Space Satellites • 3-5pm *Registration required… Category: Arts & Entertainment. Classes & Lectures. Family. Sports & Recreation. Audience: Kids. Teens. Singles. College Students. Dads. Moms. Seniors. Families. Contact Name: Newport Way Library. Contact Phone: 425-747-2390. Events Newsletter: Yes. Saturday, November 1, 2014 – Sunday, November 2, 2014. Newport Way Library 14250 SE Newport Way Bellevue, WA 98006. For more info visit kcls.org.

Practice SAT/ACT Test

Prepare yourself to achieve the highest score you can! Take Our FREE ACT/SAT Practice Test! College Tutors is offering A Free Practice SAT or ACT Test on November 1, 2014 Time: 9:00am -12:15pm Location: Mercer Island Learning Center 7605 SE 27th St Suite 101, Mercer Island, WA 98040 To Register Call Roo 206-659-4156 or email rmulligan@collegenannies.com collegetutors.com/seattlewa 206-659-4156. Category: Classes & Lectures. Audience: Teens. Cost: FREE. Contact Name: Roo Mulligan. Contact Email: rmulligan@collegenannies.com. Contact Phone: 206-659-4156. Saturday, November 1, 2014, 9:00 AM – 12:15 PM. 7605 SE 27th St Suite 101 Mercer Island, WA 98040.

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. Events Newsletter: No. Saturday, November 1, 2014, 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM. Simplicity Learning 12443 Bel-Red Rd Bellevue, WA 98005. For more info visit simplicitylearning.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. Events Newsletter: No. Saturday, November 1, 2014, 10:00 AM – 6:00 PM. 440 5th Ave North Seattle, WA 98109. For more info visit www.gatesfoundation.org.

Handmade Tile Festival

Two day show and sale of handmade tiles and garden art presented by Artisan Tile NW. Event features 30 Northwest tile artists displaying a variety of tile styles and techniques, from classic to contemporary. Category: Arts & Entertainment. Cost: Free. Contact Name: Barbara Clark. Contact Email: info@artisantilenw.org. Contact Phone: 206-940-5075. Events Newsletter: Yes. Saturday, November 1, 2014, 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM. UW Center for Urban Horticulture 3501 NE 41st St, Seattle, WA 98105. For more info visit artisantilenw.org.

Newport Way Library Maker Weekend: Craft Stick Bending

Newport Way Library Maker Weekend: Craft Stick Bending Saturday, November 1, 10am Make wooden crafts, toys, gifts, art and tools without any power tools or woodworking experience. Learn the art and engineering of craft stick crafts and craft stick bending to make craft woods bend into hundreds of creative shapes. Enjoy a special weekend of crafts, DIY and technology programs for all ages. Check www.kcls.org/newportway for the most current information. Category: Arts & Entertainment. Audience: Kids. Families. Contact Name: Newport Way Library. Contact Email: sjcummins@kcls.org. Contact Phone: 425.747.2390. Events Newsletter: Yes. Saturday, November 1, 2014, 10:00 AM. Newport Way Library 14250 SE Newport Way Bellevue, WA 98006.

Newport Way Library Maker Weekend: Duct Tape Creations

Try your hand at creating a duct tape bracelet, belt or bookmark. Several duct tape colors/patterns will be available. Enjoy a special weekend of crafts, DIY and technology programs for all ages. Check www.kcls.org/newportway for the most current information. Category: Arts & Entertainment. Audience: Kids. Families. Contact Name: Newport Way Library. Contact Email: sjcummins@kcls.org. Contact Phone: 425.747.2390. Events Newsletter: Yes. Saturday, November 1, 2014, 10:00 AM. Newport Way Library 14250 SE Newport Way Bellevue, WA 98006.

Newport Way Library Maker Weekend: Lego Building

Saturday, November 1, 10am and 11:10am Ages 5 to 10. Come be part of the Maker Weekend and build a motorized Lego project with Bricks4Kidz. Space is limited, first come, first seated. Enjoy a special weekend of crafts, DIY and technology programs for all ages. Check www.kcls.org/newportway for the most current information. Category: Arts & Entertainment. Audience: Kids. Families. Contact Name: Newport Way Library. Contact Email: sjcummins@kcls.org. Contact Phone: 425.747.2390. Events Newsletter: Yes. Saturday, November 1, 2014, 10:00 AM. Newport Way Library 14250 SE Newport Way Bellevue, WA 98006.

Newport Way Library Maker Weekend: Make a Rhythm Instrument

Ages 3 to 10. Stop by and make a fun rhythm instrument with beloved singer and songwriter Nancy Stewart. Enjoy a special weekend of crafts, DIY and technology programs for all ages. Check www.kcls.org/newportway for the most current information. Category: Arts & Entertainment. Audience: Kids. Families. Contact Name: Newport Way Library. Contact Email: sjcummins@kcls.org. Contact Phone: 425.747.2390. Events Newsletter: Yes. Saturday, November 1, 2014, 10:00 AM. Newport Way Library 14250 SE Newport Way Bellevue, WA 98006.

Newport Way Library Maker Weekend: Makey Makey

All ages welcome. Drop in and experiment with our Makey Makey kits! Turn the whole world into a keyboard with this tiny interactive board and some alligator clips. The possibilities are endless. Enjoy a special weekend of crafts, DIY and technology programs for all ages. Check www.kcls.org/newportway for the most current information. Category: Arts & Entertainment. Audience: Kids. Families. Contact Name: Newport Way Library. Contact Email: sjcummins@kcls.org. Contact Phone: 425.747.2390. Events Newsletter: Yes. Saturday, November 1, 2014, 10:00 AM. Newport Way Library 14250 SE Newport Way Bellevue, WA 98006.

Winter Market at Redmond Town Center

Enjoy the warmth of an indoor market with the appeal of an outdoor bazaar - starting November 1 and running on weekends through December 21. Redmond Town Center welcomes a collection of local artisans, food vendors and craftspeople to this unique environment, unlike anything else on the Eastside! Category: Family. Holiday. Audience: Kids. Teens. Singles. College Students. Dads. Moms. Seniors. Families. Cost: Free. Contact Name: Guest Services. Contact Email: GuestServices@RedmondTownCenter.com. Contact Phone: (425) 869-2640. Saturday, November 1, 2014, 10:00 AM – 6:00 PM. Redmond Town Center - 16549 NE 74th Street. For more info visit redmondtowncenter.com.

COME TOGETHER: THE ART OF JOHN LENNON EXHIBIT

Continuing the Lennon legacy of peace and love, Yoko Ono, Legacy Productions, The Shops at The Bravern and Hopelink invite you to “Come Together” to celebrate The Art of John Lennon. Few people know that John did not pick up a guitar for 5 of the last 7 years of his life. During those years he channeled his philosophy through his drawings. These works of art, along with earlier sketches and song lyrics, make up the nearly 100 limited edition lithographs, serigraphs and copper etchings that will be on display at The Bravern’s pop-up exhibit. A suggested $3 donation and merchandise sales will go to Hopelink. For the past 20+ years, Yoko has brought this collection around the world as meeting place for Lennon, Beatle, peace, music, humanitarian, activist, lyricist, satirist and icon fans from all different walks of life. Lennon’s artwork is both inspirational and generational. These exhibits have not only been a forum to view Lennon as an artist but also as a venue to raise funds and awareness for countless… Category: Arts & Entertainment. Audience: Kids. Teens. Singles. College Students. Dads. Moms. Seniors. Families. Cost: $3 Suggested Donation. Contact Phone: 888-278-1969. Events Newsletter: Yes. Saturday, November 1, 2014, 11:00 AM – 7:00 PM. The Shops at The Bravern, on Level Three off of the 110 Ave. entrance. 11111 NE 8th St, Bellevue, WA 98004. For more info visit www.johnlennonartwork.com..

Newport Way Library Maker Weekend: Watercolor Demonstration

Watch Kirkland Arts Center instructor and professional artist, Che Lopez, bring a painting to life while discussing the tools and techniques of watercolor painting. Enjoy a special weekend of crafts, DIY and technology programs for all ages. Check www.kcls.org/newportway for the most current information. Category: Arts & Entertainment. Audience: Kids. Families. Contact Name: Newport Way Library. Contact Email: sjcummins@kcls.org. Contact Phone: 425.747.2390. Events Newsletter: Yes. Saturday, November 1, 2014, 11:00 AM. Newport Way Library 14250 SE Newport Way Bellevue, WA 98006.

Annual Polish Bazaar, Nov 1-2, 2104

Saturday and Sunday, Noon to 6:00pm. Delicious dinners of pickle soup, borscht, pierogi, Polish sausage, and cabbage rolls served all day. Delectable home-made desserts from the baked goods booths. Take-home eats and sweets available. Upstairs features an excellent selection of amber, books, crafts, Polish crystal, oplatek, Boleslawiec pottery, and deli booth with Polish food items. The Polish choir Vivat Musica! will sing on Saturday c. 2:30pm. Category: Fairs & Festivals. Audience: Kids. Teens. Singles. College Students. Dads. Moms. Seniors. Families. Cost: Free. Contact Name: Basia McNair. Contact Phone: 206-526-8765. Saturday, November 1, 2014, 12:00 PM – Sunday, November 2, 2014, 12:00 PM. 1714 18th Ave in Seattle, WA 98122. For more info visit www.polishhome.org.

Come Together: The Art of John Lennon

Yoko Ono & Hopelink invite you to “Come Together” and experience the art of John Lennon at The Shops at The Bravern, October 31-November 2. Art available for purchase. Suggested $3 donation will benefit Hopelink. Category: Arts & Entertainment. Benefit. Charitable. Audience: Kids. Teens. Singles. College Students. Dads. Moms. Seniors. Families. Contact Name: Rudy Siegel. Contact Email: rudyjsiegel@yahoo.com. Contact Phone: 617-869-7533. Events Newsletter: Yes. Saturday, November 1, 2014, 12:00 PM – 6:00 PM. The Shops at the Bravern, Bellevue. For more info visit thebravern.com.

Newport Way Library Maker Weekend: Newport High School Robotics Team

Newport Way Library Maker Weekend: Newport High School Robotics Team Saturday, November 1, 12:30pm NRG, the Newport High School Robotics Group, is a FRC (First Robotics Competition) team in Bellevue, Washington. Each year they work as a team of skilled individuals to design a robot capable of competing in the FIRST Robotics Competition - come see their latest design, ask questions and learn about robotics. Enjoy a special weekend of crafts, DIY and technology programs for all ages. Check www.kcls.org/newportway for the most current information. Category: Arts & Entertainment. Audience: Kids. Families. Contact Name: Newport Way Library. Contact Email: sjcummins@kcls.org. Contact Phone: 425.747.2390. Events Newsletter: Yes. Saturday, November 1, 2014, 12:30 PM. Newport Way Library 14250 SE Newport Way Bellevue, WA 98006.

Newport Way Library Maker Weekend: Watercolor 101

Ages 15 and older. Kirkland Arts Center instructor and professional artist, Che Lopez, teaches the fundamentals of watercolor including tips on tools and techniques. Leave inspired with new ideas and a fun creative outlet. Please register. Enjoy a special weekend of crafts, DIY and technology programs for all ages. Check www.kcls.org/newportway for the most current information. Category: Arts & Entertainment. Audience: Teens. Singles. College Students. Dads. Moms. Seniors. Families. Contact Name: Newport Way Library. Contact Email: sjcummins@kcls.org. Contact Phone: 425.747.2390. Events Newsletter: Yes. Saturday, November 1, 2014, 12:30 PM. Newport Way Library 14250 SE Newport Way Bellevue, WA 98006.

Free LMC Concert at the Frye Art Museum

Beth Ann Bonnecroy, soprano - Janet Anderson - piano Les Roses d’Ispahan - Gabriel Fauré Au bord de l’eau Claire de lune Rêve d’Amour Seven Spanish Folksongs - Manuel de Falla El paño Moruno Seguidilla murciana Asturiana Jota Nana Canción Polo Ann Rackl, violin Kathy Zufall, violin Janice Gockel, viola Frances Walton, cello - Beethoven String Quartet Op. 18, No. 1. Category: Music. Audience: Kids. Teens. Singles. College Students. Dads. Moms. Seniors. Families. Cost: Free. Contact Name: Ladies Musical Club. Contact Email: lmcseattle@mindspring.com. Contact Phone: 206-622-6882. Saturday, November 1, 2014, 2:00 PM – 3:00 PM. Frye Art Museum, 704 Terry Ave (Terry & Cherry), Seattle, WA 98104. For more info visit www.lmcseattle.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. Events Newsletter: Yes. Saturday, November 1, 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.

Newport Way Library Maker Weekend: Ikebana Demonstration

Ikebana is the Japanese art of flower arranging. At the heart of Ikebana is a lifestyle that promotes a deep understanding and respect for nature and a passion for exploring the beauty of natural materials. It can be done anywhere, anytime with anything you can find. Join Fanny Yau as she helps you understand this unique art and be able to appreciate and enjoy it Enjoy a special weekend of crafts, DIY and technology programs for all ages. Check www.kcls.org/newportway for the most current information. Category: Arts & Entertainment. Audience: Kids. Teens. Singles. College Students. Dads. Moms. Seniors. Families. Contact Name: Newport Way Library. Contact Email: sjcummins@kcls.org. Contact Phone: 425.747.2390. Saturday, November 1, 2014, 3:00 PM. Newport Way Library 14250 SE Newport Way Bellevue, WA 98006.

Newport Way Library Maker Weekend: Introduction to Arduino Workshop

For adults. Arduino is an electronics platform used to create projects from simple displays and sensors, to robotics and 3D printers. It is low cost, flexible and open source. Registration required. Enjoy a special weekend of crafts, DIY and technology programs for all ages. Check www.kcls.org/newportway for the most current information. Category: Arts & Entertainment. Audience: Singles. Dads. Moms. Seniors. Contact Name: Newport Way Library. Contact Email: sjcummins@kcls.org. Contact Phone: 425.747.2390. Events Newsletter: Yes. Saturday, November 1, 2014, 3:00 PM. Newport Way Library 14250 SE Newport Way Bellevue, WA 98006.

Newport Way Library Maker Weekend: Near Space Satellites

STEM students in the Bellevue Satellite Club display their constructed and programmed balloon satellites that measure temperature, humidity and light intensity, and record photos and video. Enjoy a special weekend of crafts, DIY and technology programs for all ages. Check www.kcls.org/newportway for the most current information. Category: Arts & Entertainment. Audience: Kids. Teens. Singles. College Students. Dads. Moms. Seniors. Families. Contact Name: Newport Way Library. Contact Email: sjcummins@kcls.org. Contact Phone: 425.747.2390. Events Newsletter: Yes. Saturday, November 1, 2014, 3:00 PM. Newport Way Library 14250 SE Newport Way Bellevue, WA 98006.

Kirkland Arts Center REDUX Benefit Gala

Kirkland Arts Center’s mission is to promote artistic mastery and public participation in the visual arts through innovative classes, contemporary exhibitions, and events. KAC offers creative arts experiences for all ages and artistic abilities – including year-round after school children’s programs in several local schools, summer camps and art classes for kids, curator and exhibition opportunities for emerging artists, as well as a scholarship program for those who can’t afford to pay. More information on KAC: www.kirklandartscenter.org Not only will you support Kirkland Arts Center, but by attending REDUX you will experience a high-quality selection of local artist’s work and see first-hand what Kirkland Arts Center offers to artists and art enthusiasts alike. This event includes a live and silent auction unlike any in the region. In addition to one-of-a-kind artwork, the silent and live auctions include travel, leisure, personal services, and unique arts experiences. In 2013, REDUX raised approximat… Category: Arts & Entertainment. Benefit. Cost: $175 for Individual Ticket, $275 for VIP Patron Ticket. Contact Name: Jennifer Gill. Contact Email: jgill@kirklandartscenter.org. Contact Phone: 425-822-7161 x. 103. Saturday, November 1, 2014, 5:30 PM – 10:30 PM. Meydenbauer Center 11100 NE 6th St Bellevue, WA 98004. For more info visit kacredux.org.

Dog Training Program

Are you interested in training your new puppy some manners or maybe an older dog some new tricks? Sign up for our training courses here at Seattle Humane! We offer a wide variety of classes to fit the needs of all of our adopters and their pets. To learn more about the training sessions we provide, visit our classes and training page. Category: Classes & Lectures. Audience: Kids. Teens. Singles. College Students. Dads. Moms. Seniors. Families. Cost: Training class fees vary. Contact Name: Seattle Humane. Contact Email: dogtraining@seattlehumane.org. Contact Phone: 425-373-5385. Events Newsletter: Yes. Saturday, November 1, 2014, 6:00 PM. 13212 SE Eastgate Way Bellevue WA 98005. For more info visit www.seattlehumane.org.

Shimmer Ball and Silent Auction

How would you like a trip to Maui, a SunSauna, a wonderful service or handmade gift? Come and enjoy an evening of fun, bringing more joy to those we serve. By supporting the Alive and Shine Foundation, you allow us to increase the number of free Heartfull Meditation Workshops offered to those in need in our community. You are giving participants the gift of safety, peace, clarity, self-confidence and happiness. The workshop attendees learn how to relieve stress, focus and quiet the mind, and to feel more in control of their lives. They see that they are more than their circumstances. Thank you for opening your heart, to touch the hearts of others. Together our world is changing - one by one. Category: Arts & Entertainment. Benefit. Charitable. Holiday. Organizations. Volunteer. Audience: Kids. Teens. Singles. College Students. Dads. Moms. Seniors. Families. Cost: There is no cost to attend but donations will be requested. Contact Name: Marchella Yokoyama. Contact Email: marchella@aliveandshinefoundation.org. Contact Phone: 425-216-3351. Events Newsletter: No. Saturday, November 1, 2014, 6:00 PM – 10:00 PM. 2273 140th Ave NE, Bellevue, WA 98005. For more info visit aliveandshinefoundation.org.

Seattle Repertory Jazz Orchestra presents "Quincy Jones and Ray Charles on Jackson Street"

The SRJO celebrates the swinging Seattle legacy of Ray Charles and Quincy Jones, with a salute to the groundbreaking jazz of the 1940s on Seattle’s Jackson Street, where Ray Charles and Quincy Jones got their starts. Lots of current Seattle personalities will be on hand, including vocalist Reggie Goings and Hammond B-3 organist Joe Doria who will rock the sounds of Ray Charles. Category: Arts & Entertainment. Music. Audience: Kids. Teens. Singles. College Students. Dads. Moms. Seniors. Families. Cost: $15-47. Contact Name: Seattle Repertory Jazz Orchestra. Contact Email: info@srjo.org. Contact Phone: 206-523-6159. Saturday, November 1, 2014, 7:30 PM – 9:30 PM. Illsley Ball Nordstrom Recital Hall at Benaroya Hall 200 University St Seattle, WA 98101. For more info visit www.srjo.org.

Pork Filled Productions presents Fast Company

“There are crosses, double-crosses and schemes devious enough to impress the most jaded flimflammer.” –NY Times When con games are the family business, watch your back – because it’s not just about the score, it’s about who you can trust! Meet the Kwans: a Chinese American family of expert con artists, grifters and thieves. But when daughter Blue masterminds the job of the decade stealing the world’s most valuable comic book, it might just spell disaster for the whole family, including her brothers Francis and H and their mother Mable. Pitting new game theory against old-school cons, truth against illusion and family bonds against betrayal, it’s a race to see who will come out on top in this fun, stylish crime caper. Rated "PG-“13 for strong language and intense situations. Fast Company is a play written by Carla Ching, directed by Amy Poisson and produced by Narea Kang, Maggie Lee, May Nguyen & Roger Tang. Featuring Daniel Arreola, Mariko Kita, Kevin Lin and Sara Porkalob. This production is… Category: Arts & Entertainment. Audience: Teens. Singles. College Students. Seniors. Cost: $12-18. Contact Name: Roger Tang. Contact Email: info@porkfilled.com. Contact Phone: 206 486-0375. Saturday, November 1, 2014, 8:00 PM – 9:25 PM. Theatre Off Jackson 409 7th Ave. S. Seattle, WA. For more info visit www.brownpapertickets.com.

Hey Marseilles

Using instruments ranging from guitar to accordion to cello, Seattle septet Hey Marseilles perform a unique combination of indie rock, folk, pop and chamber music. Category: Arts & Entertainment. Family. Music. Audience: Kids. Teens. College Students. Dads. Moms. Seniors. Families. Cost: $20. Contact Name: Kirkland Performance Center. Contact Email: box1@kpcenter.org. Contact Phone: 425 893 9900. Saturday, November 1, 2014, 8:00 PM. Kirkland Performance Center 350 Kirkland Ave Kirkland, WA 98033.

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. Sunday, November 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. Events Newsletter: No. Sunday, November 2, 2014, 10:00 AM – 6:00 PM. 440 5th Ave North Seattle, WA 98109. For more info visit www.gatesfoundation.org.

Handmade Tile Festival

Two day show and sale of handmade tiles and garden art presented by Artisan Tile NW. Event features 30 Northwest tile artists displaying a variety of tile styles and techniques, from classic to contemporary. Category: Arts & Entertainment. Cost: Free. Contact Name: Barbara Clark. Contact Email: info@artisantilenw.org. Contact Phone: 206-940-5075. Events Newsletter: Yes. Sunday, November 2, 2014, 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM. UW Center for Urban Horticulture 3501 NE 41st St, Seattle, WA 98105. For more info visit artisantilenw.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. Events Newsletter: No. Sunday, November 2, 2014, 10:00 AM – 2:00 PM. El Gaucho Bellevue. For more info visit www.elgaucho.com.

Winter Market at Redmond Town Center

Enjoy the warmth of an indoor market with the appeal of an outdoor bazaar - starting November 1 and running on weekends through December 21. Redmond Town Center welcomes a collection of local artisans, food vendors and craftspeople to this unique environment, unlike anything else on the Eastside! Category: Family. Holiday. Audience: Kids. Teens. Singles. College Students. Dads. Moms. Seniors. Families. Cost: Free. Contact Name: Guest Services. Contact Email: GuestServices@RedmondTownCenter.com. Contact Phone: (425) 869-2640. Sunday, November 2, 2014, 10:00 AM – 6:00 PM. Redmond Town Center - 16549 NE 74th Street. For more info visit redmondtowncenter.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. Events Newsletter: No. Sunday, November 2, 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. Events Newsletter: No. Sunday, November 2, 2014, 10:40 AM – 12:00 PM. South Bellevue Community Center 14509 SE Newport Way Bellevue, WA 98006.

COME TOGETHER: THE ART OF JOHN LENNON EXHIBIT

Continuing the Lennon legacy of peace and love, Yoko Ono, Legacy Productions, The Shops at The Bravern and Hopelink invite you to “Come Together” to celebrate The Art of John Lennon. Few people know that John did not pick up a guitar for 5 of the last 7 years of his life. During those years he channeled his philosophy through his drawings. These works of art, along with earlier sketches and song lyrics, make up the nearly 100 limited edition lithographs, serigraphs and copper etchings that will be on display at The Bravern’s pop-up exhibit. A suggested $3 donation and merchandise sales will go to Hopelink. For the past 20+ years, Yoko has brought this collection around the world as meeting place for Lennon, Beatle, peace, music, humanitarian, activist, lyricist, satirist and icon fans from all different walks of life. Lennon’s artwork is both inspirational and generational. These exhibits have not only been a forum to view Lennon as an artist but also as a venue to raise funds and awareness for countless… Category: Arts & Entertainment. Benefit. Audience: Kids. Teens. Singles. College Students. Dads. Moms. Seniors. Families. Cost: $3 Suggested Donation. Contact Phone: 888-278-1969. Sunday, November 2, 2014, 11:00 AM – 6:00 PM. The Shops at The Bravern, on Level Three off of the 110 Ave. entrance. 11111 NE 8th St, Bellevue, WA 98004. For more info visit www.johnlennonartwork.com..

Come Together: The Art of John Lennon

Yoko Ono & Hopelink invite you to “Come Together” and experience the art of John Lennon at The Shops at The Bravern, October 31-November 2. Art available for purchase. Suggested $3 donation will benefit Hopelink. Category: Arts & Entertainment. Benefit. Charitable. Audience: Kids. Teens. Singles. College Students. Dads. Moms. Seniors. Families. Contact Name: Rudy Siegel. Contact Email: rudyjsiegel@yahoo.com. Contact Phone: 617-869-7533. Events Newsletter: Yes. Sunday, November 2, 2014, 12:00 PM – 6:00 PM. The Shops at the Bravern, Bellevue. For more info visit thebravern.com.

Newport Way Library Maker Weekend Tabletop Moviemaking: film & animation in miniature

Ages 8 to 12. In this two hour workshop, write a script, build characters and settings, shoot and edit a movie using an iPad, then end with a screening! Students will use paper characters and dioramas to experience the fundamentals of the moviemaking process. Registration required. Enjoy a special weekend of crafts, DIY and technology programs for all ages. Check www.kcls.org/newportway for the most current information. Category: Arts & Entertainment. Audience: Kids. Teens. Contact Name: Newport Way Library. Contact Email: sjcummins@kcls.org. Contact Phone: 425.747.2390. Events Newsletter: Yes. Sunday, November 2, 2014, 1:00 PM. Newport Way Library 14250 SE Newport Way Bellevue, WA 98006.

Newport Way Library Maker Weekend: Beginning Knitting

Ages 13 and older. Serial Knitters of Kirkland provide all the materials, instruction, tips and advice you need to learn how to knit. From casting on, knitting, purl and binding off to the basic tools and a pattern for your first project. Please register. Enjoy a special weekend of crafts, DIY and technology programs for all ages. Check www.kcls.org/newportway for the most current information. Category: Arts & Entertainment. Audience: Teens. Singles. College Students. Dads. Moms. Seniors. Families. Contact Name: Newport Way Library. Contact Email: sjcummins@kcls.org. Contact Phone: 425.747.2390. Events Newsletter: Yes. Sunday, November 2, 2014, 1:00 PM. Newport Way Library 14250 SE Newport Way Bellevue, WA 98006.

Newport Way Library Maker Weekend: Duct Tape Creations

Try your hand at creating a duct tape bracelet, belt or bookmark. Several duct tape colors/patterns will be available. Enjoy a special weekend of crafts, DIY and technology programs for all ages. Check www.kcls.org/newportway for the most current information. Category: Arts & Entertainment. Audience: Kids. Teens. Singles. College Students. Dads. Moms. Seniors. Families. Contact Name: Newport Way Library. Contact Email: sjcummins@kcls.org. Contact Phone: 425.747.2390. Sunday, November 2, 2014, 1:00 PM. Newport Way Library 14250 SE Newport Way Bellevue, WA 98006.

Newport Way Library Maker Weekend: EV3 Robotics

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. Enjoy a special weekend of crafts, DIY and technology programs for all ages. Check www.kcls.org/newportway for the most current information. Category: Arts & Entertainment. Audience: Kids. Teens. Singles. College Students. Dads. Moms. Seniors. Families. Contact Name: Newport Way Library. Contact Email: sjcummins@kcls.org. Contact Phone: 425.747.2390. Events Newsletter: Yes. Sunday, November 2, 2014, 1:00 PM. Newport Way Library 14250 SE Newport Way Bellevue, WA 98006.

Newport Way Library Maker Weekend: Makey Makey

All ages welcome. Drop in and experiment with Makey Makey kits! Turn the whole world into a keyboard with this tiny interactive board and some alligator clips. The possibilities are endless. Enjoy a special weekend of crafts, DIY and technology programs for all ages. Check www.kcls.org/newportway for the most current information. Category: Arts & Entertainment. Audience: Kids. Teens. Singles. College Students. Dads. Moms. Seniors. Families. Contact Name: Newport Way Library. Contact Email: sjcummins@kcls.org. Contact Phone: 425.747.2390. Events Newsletter: Yes. Sunday, November 2, 2014, 1:00 PM. Newport Way Library 14250 SE Newport Way Bellevue, WA 98006.

Newport Way Library Maker Weekend: Origami Lotus Lanterns

Observe the art of paper folding and make your own origami lotus lantern to take home. Enjoy a special weekend of crafts, DIY and technology programs for all ages. Check www.kcls.org/newportway for the most current information. Category: Arts & Entertainment. Audience: Kids. Teens. Singles. College Students. Dads. Moms. Seniors. Families. Contact Name: Newport Way Library. Contact Email: sjcummins@kcls.org. Contact Phone: 425.747.2390. Events Newsletter: Yes. Sunday, November 2, 2014, 1:00 PM. Newport Way Library 14250 SE Newport Way Bellevue, WA 98006.

Sue Goetz: “Landscaping for Winter Color and Beauty”

A beautiful garden does not end as the abundant summer fades into fall and winter. Join Sue Goetz, CPH, on Sunday, November 2, at Molbak’s as she shows us how to add texture and color with bark, berries, foliage and evergreens for year-round color. Sue was named 2012 Educator of the Year by the WSNLA and Best Horticulturalist by West Sound Home and Garden magazine in spring 2013. Her writing has appeared in local and national publications. She is also the owner of Creative Gardener and Urban Garden Company in Tacoma. Category: Classes & Lectures. Audience: Kids. Teens. Singles. College Students. Dads. Moms. Seniors. Families. Cost: Free for all attendees. Contact Name: Administration. Contact Email: info@northwestperennialalliance.org. Contact Phone: 425-647-6004. Events Newsletter: Yes. Sunday, November 2, 2014, 1:00 PM. Molbak’s Nursery 13625 NE 175th Street Woodinville, WA 98072. For more info visit northwestperennialalliance.org.

North America: Learn Young or Die

North America is a Discovery Channel series featuring amazing cinematography to explore our own backyard and all of the marvels it holds. Survival is a daily battle on this continent; learn about the struggles of creatures living in extreme conditions. Running time 60 minutes. This film contains a predation scene that may be inappropriate for younger viewers. 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, November 2, 2014, 2:00 PM – 3:00 PM. Lewis Creek Visitor Center 5808 Lakemont Blvd SE Bellevue, WA 98006. For more info visit www.bellevuewa.gov.

North America: Learn Young or Die (Movie)

North America: Learn Young or Die (Movie) 2 p.m. – 3 p.m. Lewis Creek Park Visitor Center, 5808 Lakemont Blvd SE North America is a Discovery Channel series featuring amazing cinematography to explore our own backyard and all of the marvels it holds. Survival is a daily battle on this continent; learn about the struggles of creatures living in extreme conditions. Running time 60 minutes. This film contains a predation scene that may be inappropriate for younger viewers. Ages: 12+ Cost: Free! Donations gratefully accepted. No registration necessary. Info: 425-452-4195. Category: Arts & Entertainment. Audience: Teens. Singles. College Students. Dads. Moms. Seniors. Families. Cost: FREE. Contact Phone: 425-452-4195. Events Newsletter: Yes. Sunday, November 2, 2014, 2:00 PM – 3:00 PM. Lewis Creek Park Visitor Center 5808 Lakemont Blvd Bellevue, WA.

Seattle Repertory Jazz Orchestra presents "Quincy Jones and Ray Charles on Jackson Street"

The SRJO celebrates the swinging Seattle legacy of Ray Charles and Quincy Jones, with a salute to the groundbreaking jazz of the 1940s on Seattle’s Jackson Street, where Ray Charles and Quincy Jones got their starts. Lots of current Seattle personalities will be on hand, including vocalist Reggie Goings and Hammond B-3 organist Joe Doria who will rock the sounds of Ray Charles. Category: Arts & Entertainment. Music. Audience: Kids. Teens. Singles. College Students. Dads. Moms. Seniors. Families. Cost: $15-47. Contact Name: Seattle Repertory Jazz Orchestra. Contact Email: info@srjo.org. Contact Phone: 206-523-6159. Events Newsletter: Yes. Sunday, November 2, 2014, 2:00 PM – 4:00 PM. Kirkland Performance Center 350 Kirkland Ave Kirkland, WA 98033. For more info visit www.srjo.org.

Newport Way Library Maker Weekend: 3D Printing Demonstration

See a 3D printer in action, view finished examples, learn about materials, modeling techniques, web resources and ask questions. Enjoy a special weekend of crafts, DIY and technology programs for all ages. Check www.kcls.org/newportway for the most current information. Category: Arts & Entertainment. Audience: Kids. Teens. Singles. College Students. Dads. Moms. Seniors. Families. Contact Name: Newport Way Library. Contact Email: sjcummins@kcls.org. Contact Phone: 425.747.2390. Sunday, November 2, 2014, 3:00 PM. Newport Way Library 14250 SE Newport Way Bellevue, WA 98006.

Newport Way Library Maker Weekend: Creating Cosplay Costumes

For teens and adults. Learn about cosplay costume construction techniques and materials including how to make a costume from concept to construction, the basics of thrift store modding, materials sourcing, tools and creating props Enjoy a special weekend of crafts, DIY and technology programs for all ages. Check www.kcls.org/newportway for the most current information. Category: Arts & Entertainment. Audience: Teens. Singles. College Students. Dads. Moms. Seniors. Families. Contact Name: Newport Way Library. Contact Email: sjcummins@kcls.org. Contact Phone: 425.747.2390. Sunday, November 2, 2014, 3:00 PM. Newport Way Library 14250 SE Newport Way Bellevue, WA 98006.

Newport Way Library Maker Weekend: Kite Making

Ages 6 and older. Learn to build, decorate and fly your own beautiful diamond kite. Enjoy a special weekend of crafts, DIY and technology programs for all ages. Check www.kcls.org/newportway for the most current information. Category: Arts & Entertainment. Audience: Kids. Teens. Singles. College Students. Dads. Moms. Seniors. Families. Contact Name: Newport Way Library. Contact Email: sjcummins@kcls.org. Contact Phone: 425.747.2390. Events Newsletter: Yes. Sunday, November 2, 2014, 3:00 PM. Newport Way Library 14250 SE Newport Way Bellevue, WA 98006.

Newport Way Library Maker Weekend: Near Space Satellites

STEM students in the Bellevue Satellite Club display their constructed and programmed balloon satellites that measure temperature, humidity, and light intensity, and record photos and video. Enjoy a special weekend of crafts, DIY and technology programs for all ages. Check www.kcls.org/newportway for the most current information. Category: Arts & Entertainment. Audience: Kids. Teens. Singles. College Students. Dads. Moms. Seniors. Families. Contact Name: Newport Way Library. Contact Email: sjcummins@kcls.org. Contact Phone: 425.747.2390. Sunday, November 2, 2014, 3:00 PM. Newport Way Library 14250 SE Newport Way Bellevue, WA 98006.

The Lake Washington Symphony Orchestra Presents "The Planets"

The Lake Washington Symphony Orchestra, Michael Miropolsky Music Director, presents “The Planets” on Sunday, November 2 at 3:00 PM. Felix Mendelssohn - Ruy Blas, Op. 95: Overture Antonín Dvořák- Cello Concerto in B minor, Op. 104 featuring Eric Han Gustav Holst - The Planets w/the Westminster Chapel Women’s Chorus and visual presentation Enjoy a pre-concert chat led by KING-FM's Dave Beck at 2:00 pm. Category: Music. Audience: Kids. Teens. Singles. College Students. Dads. Moms. Seniors. Families. Cost: $15-$30. Contact Name: Elaine Walters. Contact Email: info@lwso.org. Sunday, November 2, 2014, 3:00 PM – 5:00 PM. Westminster Chapel 13646 NE 24th Street Bellevue, WA 98005. For more info visit www.brownpapertickets.com.

Dog Training Program

Are you interested in training your new puppy some manners or maybe an older dog some new tricks? Sign up for our training courses here at Seattle Humane! We offer a wide variety of classes to fit the needs of all of our adopters and their pets. To learn more about the training sessions we provide, visit our classes and training page. Category: Classes & Lectures. Audience: Kids. Teens. Singles. College Students. Dads. Moms. Seniors. Families. Cost: Training class fees vary. Contact Name: Seattle Humane. Contact Email: dogtraining@seattlehumane.org. Contact Phone: 425-373-5385. Events Newsletter: Yes. Sunday, November 2, 2014, 6:00 PM. 13212 SE Eastgate Way Bellevue WA 98005. For more info visit www.seattlehumane.org.

HIMSS NW Technology and Education Conference

Join healthcare professionals from around the country to learn how technology is advancing the healthcare reform movement toward accountability across the public, private, provider, payer, and patient communities. Presenters will share their experiences, ideas, plans and breakthrough technologies developed to help us improve the health and care of patients and the public. This conference focuses on what we know, what is underway, what is available, what has worked and what has not. Category: Classes & Lectures. Cost: $130.00. Contact Name: Chris Deiner-Karr, programs committee chair. Contact Email: deiner@comcast.net. Contact Phone: http://www.nwhimssconference.com/index.html. Monday, November 3, 2014 – Tuesday, November 4, 2014. Embassy Suites, 3225 158th Ave SE, Bellevue, WA 98008.

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. Events Newsletter: No. Monday, November 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.

Ride On!

If you like to bike ride, join us on the first Monday of every month at 9:30am for a 10-12 mile bike ride through Kirkland! The ride will last approximately 1 hour, and begin in the parking lot of Lake Washington United Methodist Church. Everyone is welcome! Children are welcome with proper equipment. We are working on providing childcare, however, it currently isn't available. See you there! Category: Outdoor. Sports & Recreation. Audience: Kids. Teens. Singles. College Students. Dads. Moms. Families. Cost: Free. Contact Name: Chevonne Keesee. Contact Email: chevonne@lwumc.com. Contact Phone: 425.885.3311. Events Newsletter: Yes. Monday, November 3, 2014, 9:30 AM – 10:30 AM. Lake Washington United Methodist Church.

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. Events Newsletter: No. Monday, November 3, 2014, 10:00 AM – 6:00 PM. 440 5th Ave North Seattle, WA 98109. For more info visit www.gatesfoundation.org.

Dog Training Program

Are you interested in training your new puppy some manners or maybe an older dog some new tricks? Sign up for our training courses here at Seattle Humane! We offer a wide variety of classes to fit the needs of all of our adopters and their pets. To learn more about the training sessions we provide, visit our classes and training page. Category: Classes & Lectures. Audience: Kids. Teens. Singles. College Students. Dads. Moms. Seniors. Families. Cost: Training class fees vary. Contact Name: Seattle Humane. Contact Email: dogtraining@seattlehumane.org. Contact Phone: 425-373-5385. Events Newsletter: Yes. Monday, November 3, 2014, 6:00 PM. 13212 SE Eastgate Way Bellevue WA 98005. For more info visit www.seattlehumane.org.

Adult Skills & Drills Badminton Class

This class meets weekly on Monday evenings and teaches students badminton techniques and drills essential to effectively improve your game. All skill levels are welcome to participate in this class. Registration is required. Registration Deadline: Friday, 10/24/14. Category: Classes & Lectures. Sports & Recreation. Audience: Singles. College Students. Dads. Moms. Seniors. Cost: $106 for 8 wks or $15/class. Contact Name: Jenny Lam. Contact Email: jenny@bellevuebadminton.com. Contact Phone: 4255622950. Events Newsletter: No. Monday, November 3, 2014, 7:00 PM – 8:30 PM. Bellevue Badminton Club 13405 SE 30th St Ste 1C, Bellevue, WA 98005. For more info visit bellevuebadminton.com.

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. Events Newsletter: No. Monday, November 3, 2014, 7:00 PM – 8:00 PM. 14224 Bel-Red Road Highland Community Center.

The United Kingdom Ukulele Orchestra

Look out – the Brits are coming! The United Kingdom Ukulele was formed to challenge people’s expectations of the ukulele. Experience the amazing sounds of the ukulele as the witty ensemble performs a repertoire ranging from Robert Johnson to the Sex Pistols. Category: Arts & Entertainment. Music. Audience: Teens. College Students. Dads. Moms. Seniors. Families. Cost: $20. Contact Name: Kirkland Performance Center. Contact Email: box1@kpcenter.org. Contact Phone: 425 893 9900. Monday, November 3, 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. Events Newsletter: Yes. Tuesday, November 4, 2014, 9:30 AM – 11:30 AM. EvergreenHealth Medical Center, 12040 NE 128th Street, Kirkland, WA 98034. For more info visit www.evergreenhealth.com.

Assistance League of the Eastside presents Celebrations Holiday Home Tour - Friday December 5, 2014

Assistance League of the Eastside presents Celebrations Holiday Home Tour - Friday December 5, 2014, 10:00 am - 7:00 pm A self-guided tour of five fabulous homes beautifully decorated for the holidays in Redmond and Woodinville. All proceeds benefit our philanthropic programs. Tickets available from Chapter members by phone at 425-556-5106 or on our website, www.eastside.assistanceleague.org. Category: Arts & Entertainment. Benefit. Charitable. Family. Holiday. Organizations. Service Clubs. Volunteer. Cost: $30. Events Newsletter: Yes. Tuesday, November 4, 2014, 10:00 AM. Redmond and Woodinville.

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. Events Newsletter: No. Tuesday, November 4, 2014, 10:00 AM – 6:00 PM. 440 5th Ave North Seattle, WA 98109. For more info visit www.gatesfoundation.org.

Premera Blue Cross Medicare Advantage Plans Annual Enrollment Seminar

Premera Blue Cross will be hosting dozens of benefit seminars near you during the Medicare annual open enrollment period (October 15 – December 7). For more information about a Premera Blue Cross Medicare Advantage plan or to find a seminar near you, please visit premera.com/ma. Category: Benefit. Audience: Seniors. Cost: Free. Tuesday, November 4, 2014, 10:00 AM. Coast Bellevue Hotel 625 116th Ave. NE Bellevue, WA 98004. For more info visit www.premera.com.

Young Toddler Story Times

Ages 12 to 24 months with adult. Stories, songs and rhymes! Category: Arts & Entertainment. Audience: Kids. Contact Name: Newport Way Library. Contact Phone: 425-747-2390. Tuesday, November 4, 2014, 10:30 AM. Newport Way Library 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. Contact Name: Newport Way Library. Contact Phone: 425-747-2390. Tuesday, November 4, 2014, 11:30 AM. Newport Way Library 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. Events Newsletter: Yes. Tuesday, November 4, 2014, 12:30 PM – 2:30 PM. EvergreenHealth Medical Center, 12040 NE 128th Street, Kirkland, WA 98034. For more info visit www.evergreenhealth.com.

Alzheimer's Caregiver Support Group

Caregiver Support Groups provide a consistent and caring place for group members to discuss the challenges and problems of the disease, share their feelings and find emotional support, as well as exchange information and educate themselves about Alzheimer's disease. Category: Classes & Lectures. Audience: Dads. Moms. Seniors. Families. Cost: Free. Contact Name: John Waltner. Contact Phone: 425.556.8140. Tuesday, November 4, 2014, 1:00 PM – 2:30 PM. Emerald Heights 10901 176th Circle NE Redmond, WA 98052.

Dog Training Program

Are you interested in training your new puppy some manners or maybe an older dog some new tricks? Sign up for our training courses here at Seattle Humane! We offer a wide variety of classes to fit the needs of all of our adopters and their pets. To learn more about the training sessions we provide, visit our classes and training page. Category: Classes & Lectures. Audience: Kids. Teens. Singles. College Students. Dads. Moms. Seniors. Families. Cost: Training class fees vary. Contact Name: Seattle Humane. Contact Email: dogtraining@seattlehumane.org. Contact Phone: 425-373-5385. Events Newsletter: Yes. Tuesday, November 4, 2014, 6:00 PM. 13212 SE Eastgate Way Bellevue WA 98005. For more info visit www.seattlehumane.org.

Harriet Arkley- The Good News Chair

From childhood into adulthood, getting called into the office is something we never look forward to. But what if being summoned by adults or authorities wasn't always a bad thing? In her book The Good News Chair, retired elementary school principle Harriet Arkley shares how she used one special chair to turn her office into a place of positive reinforcement, recognition of good behavior, and celebration of accomplishments, and transformed the lives and behavior of many of her students in the process. To learn how to make a "Good News Chair" and use it to transform your classroom or home, join us for a reading and signing with Arkley. Who knows? She might even let us try out the chair ourselves! Category: Arts & Entertainment. Audience: Kids. Families. Cost: Free. Events Newsletter: Yes. Tuesday, November 4, 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.

East Bellevue Community Council

East Bellevue Community Council addresses issues and developments that impact residents in East Bellevue, bordered by NE 8th, Se 28, 156th, and 140th. Category: Government. Cost: 0. Contact Name: Charmaine Arredondo. Contact Email: CArredondo@bellevuewa.gov. Contact Phone: 425-452-6466. Tuesday, November 4, 2014, 6:30 PM – 8:30 PM. Lake Hills Clubhouse 15230 Lake Hills Blvd Bellevue, WA 98007. For more info visit www.bellevuewa.gov.

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, November 4, 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.

Barbara Arrowsmith Young- The Woman Who Changed Her Brain

Barbara Arrowsmith-Young was born with severe learning disabilities. As a child, she read and wrote everything backward, struggled to comprehend language, and was continually getting lost. But by relying on her formidable memory, she made her way to graduate school, where she chanced upon research that inspired her to invent cognitive exercises to “fix” her own brain. The Woman Who Changed Her Brain interweaves her personal tale with riveting case histories from more than thirty years of her work with both children and adults. People with learning disorders have long been told that such difficulties are a lifelong condition. In clear and lucid writing, The Woman Who Changed Her Brain refutes that message, demonstrating with fascinating anecdotes that anyone with a learning disability can be radically trans­formed: Arrowsmith-Young is a living example. She founded the Arrowsmith School in Toronto in 1980 and then the Arrowsmith Program to train teachers to implement this effective methodology in schools all… Category: Arts & Entertainment. Classes & Lectures. Audience: Singles. College Students. Moms. Seniors. Cost: Free. Tuesday, November 4, 2014, 7:00 PM – 9:00 PM. Redmond Marriott Town Centre 7401 164th Ave NE Redmond, Washington 98052. For more info visit www2.bookstore.washington.edu.

Empowered Living, a holistic approach to optimizing health and peace of mind while living with MS

During this thought-provoking and engaging five-week series, you’ll explore a whole person approach to fostering your overall health and well-being while living with Multiple Sclerosis. Maureen Manley, MA, will provide you with realistic understandings and supply you with practical skills to assist you in moving forward with an integrated, health-promoting and empowered approach to life. You’ll learn: • How to honor and work with yourself as a whole person: physical, mental, emotional and spiritual • How to motivate yourself though desire rather than fear • Techniques to manage stress and redirect your energy productively • What drives human behavior, and how to work with your own to make life enhancing choices • How to move through obstacles and stay on track with what you desire • Valuable information on exercise and nutrition. Category: Classes & Lectures. Cost: Free. Contact Phone: 425-899-3000. Tuesday, November 4, 2014, 8:00 PM – 10:00 PM. Education Center in the Evergreen Surgery and Physician’s Building 12333 NE 130th Lane, Tan 140 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. Events Newsletter: No. Tuesday, November 4, 2014, 10:00 PM – Wednesday, November 5, 2014, 12:00 AM. Simplicity Learning 12443 Bel-Red Road Bellevue, WA 98005. For more info visit simplicitylearning.org.

Cougar Mountain Academy Open House

Pre-Kindergarten-5th Grade Open House Wednesday, October 8th at 9:00-10:30 am Cougar Mountain Academy 5410 194th Avenue SE Issaquah, WA 98027 www.cougarmountainacademy.org 425-641-2800 You are invited to join us for an informational Open House. This Open House event begins promptly at 9:00 am with a welcome and opening remarks by the Headmaster and Assistant to the Headmaster. Campus tours begin after a presentation of curriculum and traditional events and highlights for Pre-K through Grade 5. Be sure to arrive at the beginning of the event to hear important information about the exceptional program offered to children during the irreplaceable founding years of life. Come and see if your child is a match to the excellence in education standard set forth by Cougar Mountain Academy. Reservations to the event are recommended. However, last minute attendees are also welcome. If you are unable to attend an Open House, please call the Registrar at 425-641-2800 to receive an introductory packet or to schedule… Category: Schools. Audience: Dads. Moms. Families. Cost: Free. Contact Name: Amy Rapada. Contact Email: amy@cougarmountainacademy.org. Contact Phone: 425-641-2800. Wednesday, November 5, 2014, 9:00 AM. 5410 194th Ave. SE Issaquah, WA 98027.

Parenting Classes in Bellevue!

Today's parents and children are more scheduled, more anxious, and more stressed out than ever before. What if being a better parent meant actually doing less? Based on the book by Kim John Payne and Lisa M. Ross, Simplicity Parenting study groups inspire families to make small, do-able changes with big, satisfying results. Groups are formed by request and meet for seven, three-hour workshops (meeting weekly, semi-monthly, or monthly). Throughout our seven gatherings, workshop participants will come away with practical, creative, and simple strategies for using the extraordinary power of "less" to raise calmer, happier and more secure kids. Category: Classes & Lectures. Family. Schools. Audience: Dads. Moms. Cost: $150. Contact Name: Briana Bennitt. Contact Email: info@simplicitylearning.org. Contact Phone: 425.614.0145. Events Newsletter: No. Wednesday, November 5, 2014, 9:00 AM – 11:00 AM. 12443 Bel-Red Road, Suite 360 Bellevue, WA 98005. For more info visit www.simplicitylearning.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. Events Newsletter: No. Wednesday, November 5, 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. Events Newsletter: Yes. Wednesday, November 5, 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. Events Newsletter: No. Wednesday, November 5, 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. Contact Name: Newport Way Library. Contact Phone: 425-747-2390. Wednesday, November 5, 2014, 10:30 AM. Newport Way Library 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. Events Newsletter: Yes. Wednesday, November 5, 2014, 12:30 PM – 2:30 PM. EvergreenHealth Medical Center, 12040 NE 128th Street, Kirkland, WA 98034. For more info visit www.evergreenhealth.com.

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, November 5, 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.

Dog Training Program

Are you interested in training your new puppy some manners or maybe an older dog some new tricks? Sign up for our training courses here at Seattle Humane! We offer a wide variety of classes to fit the needs of all of our adopters and their pets. To learn more about the training sessions we provide, visit our classes and training page. Category: Classes & Lectures. Audience: Kids. Teens. Singles. College Students. Dads. Moms. Seniors. Families. Cost: Training class fees vary. Contact Name: Seattle Humane. Contact Email: dogtraining@seattlehumane.org. Contact Phone: 425-373-5385. Events Newsletter: Yes. Wednesday, November 5, 2014, 6:00 PM. 13212 SE Eastgate Way Bellevue WA 98005. For more info visit www.seattlehumane.org.

Free Singing Lessons for Men!

Free Singing lessons for boys and men covering the foundation of healthy singing, finding the best range, proper vowel usage, tuning, and how to sing in close harmony and finding the message of the song for a complete musical experience. You will learn 3-4 a cappella pieces. You will be provided with sheet music and CD learning tracks. The ability to read music is helpful, but not required, Sign up at:http://northwestsound.org/sss.html/. Category: Arts & Entertainment. Classes & Lectures. Family. Audience: Teens. Singles. Dads. Seniors. Cost: Free (no charge). Contact Name: Don Ferguson. Contact Email: Membership@northwestsound.org. Contact Phone: 206-229-7464. Wednesday, November 5, 2014, 6:45 PM – 8:30 PM. First United Methodist Church 1934 108th Avenue NE Bellevue, WA. For more info visit northwestsound.org.

Experience Life with Less Stress

Learn how to experience a life with less stress and anxiety, greater calm, and better health through the Transcendental Meditation Technique. Free Introductory Talk! Category: Classes & Lectures. Audience: Kids. Teens. Singles. College Students. Dads. Moms. Seniors. Families. Cost: Free. Contact Name: Bellevue TM Program. Contact Email: bellevue@tm.org. Contact Phone: 425-451-2290. Wednesday, November 5, 2014, 7:00 PM – 8:30 PM. 1800 112th Ave NE, Suite 265E Bellevue, WA 98004.

Life After High School Acing the College Application

Presented by Karen Edgar, Launching Futures College Consultants. Learn how to develop strong college applications to enhance admission chances. Category: Classes & Lectures. Audience: Teens. Contact Name: Newport Way Library. Contact Phone: 425-747-2390. Wednesday, November 5, 2014, 7:00 PM. Newport Way Library 14250 SE Newport Way Bellevue, WA 98006.

Life After High School: Acing the College Application

Presented by Karen Edgar, Launching Futures College Consultants. Learn how to develop strong college applications to enhance admission chances. Category: Classes & Lectures. Audience: Teens. Contact Name: Newport Way Library. Contact Email: sjcummins@kcls.org. Contact Phone: 425.747.2390. Wednesday, November 5, 2014, 7:00 PM. Newport Way Library 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. Events Newsletter: No. Wednesday, November 5, 2014, 7:00 PM – 8:00 PM. 14224 Bel-Red Road Highland Community Center.

Drop-In Toddler Art Studio

Toddlers with an adult are welcome to this ongoing drop-in art class Thursday mornings at 10 am. Children, ages 2-4, will be guided through several different art exploration project each week. Have fun exploring art projects including painting, drawing, constructing, crafts, gluing, coloring and some sculpting with your little one! Dress for mess! All supplies included. Category: Arts & Entertainment. Classes & Lectures. Family. Audience: Kids. Families. Cost: $10. drop-in fee. Contact Name: Hannah Hirano. Contact Email: hhirano@kirklandartscenter.org. Contact Phone: 425-822-7161 ext. 108. Events Newsletter: No. Thursday, November 6, 2014, 10:00 AM – 11:00 AM. Kirkland Arts Center 620 Market Street Kirkland, WA 98033.

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. Events Newsletter: No. Thursday, November 6, 2014, 10:00 AM – 6:00 PM. 440 5th Ave North Seattle, WA 98109. For more info visit www.gatesfoundation.org.

Red Ribbons and Reindeer

Twenty-seventh annual holiday craft show. Many talented artisans will be selling one of a kind hand made Christmas gifts and decorations, Thanksgiving and other home decorations, jewelry, gift food items, plus much more. Join us at the historic Hollywood Schoolhouse in the heart of wine country. Category: Fairs & Festivals. Audience: Singles. Moms. Seniors. Cost: free. Contact Name: Carol Smith. Contact Email: bothell98012@hotmail.com. Contact Phone: 425-485-8293. Thursday, November 6, 2014, 10:00 AM – Saturday, November 8, 2014, 6:00 PM. The Hollywood Schoolhouse 14810 NE 145th St Woodinville, WA 98072.

Japanese Story Times

Stories, songs and rhymes in Japanese. Category: Arts & Entertainment. Audience: Kids. Contact Name: Newport Way Library. Contact Phone: 425-747-2390. Thursday, November 6, 2014, 10:30 AM. Newport Way Library 14250 SE Newport Way Bellevue, WA 98006.

Baby Sign Classes @ North Kirkland Community Center

At Visually Speaking, we teach American Sign Language courses and provide private lessons around the community. Are you a new parent? Maybe you have heard about the benefits of using sign language with your son or daughter! By giving them an alternate way to communicate before they can speak, you can ease their frustrations and strengthen your bond with them. Visually Speaking is offering baby signing classes at the North Kirkland Community Center, meets once a week for an hour and the course lasts six weeks. At the end of this time, you will have expanded your child's communication skills through American Sign Language to help make your and their life simpler! Sign up today! October 30th -- December 11th 2014: Thursdays, 11:00am-12:00 Noon. Visit https://kirklandparks.net/eConnect/Start/Start.asp to register, and search barcode 43193. For more information, visit visuallyspeaking.info. If you have questions, don't hesitate to email us. Category: Classes & Lectures. Family. Audience: Kids. Dads. Moms. Families. Cost: $99. Contact Name: Kellie G. Contact Email: Kellie@visuallyspeaking.info. Contact Phone: 323-336-9305. Events Newsletter: Yes. Thursday, November 6, 2014, 11:00 AM – 12:00 PM. 12421 103rd Ave NE. For more info visit www.visuallyspeaking.info.

Free LMC Concert at Seattle Art Museum

Amber Rose Johnson, mezzo-soprano - Joan Lundquist, piano - Music of Rachmaninoff and Tchaikovsky Terry Cook, cello Chris Worswick*, cello Johanna Mastenbrook, piano - Beethoven Cello Sonata No. 4 *Guest Artist. Category: Music. Audience: Kids. Teens. Singles. College Students. Dads. Moms. Seniors. Families. Cost: Free. Contact Name: Ladies Musical Club. Contact Email: lmcseattle@mindspring.com. Contact Phone: 206-622-6882. Thursday, November 6, 2014, 12:00 PM – 1:00 PM. Seattle Art Museum 1300 1st Ave. Seattle, WA 98101. For more info visit www.lmcseattle.org.

The Arab Poet Society

Join us!! Thursday, Nov. 6th 5pm to 6:30pm - The Arab Poet Society Event featuring renown Arab poets - Lena Khalaf Tuffaha, Rajaa Gharbi, Maged Zaher and the Arabic Culture Student Assn members. Immerse yourself in evening of poetry, music and refreshments!!! @ Bellevue College. Category: Arts & Entertainment. Classes & Lectures. Audience: Teens. Singles. College Students. Seniors. Families. Cost: Free - Suggested Donation: $2-$5. Contact Name: Orchideh Raisdanai. Contact Email: o.raisdanai@bellevuecollege.edu. Contact Phone: 425-818-9071. Thursday, November 6, 2014, 5:00 PM – 6:30 PM. Bellevue College - Student Union Building.

Dog Training Program

Are you interested in training your new puppy some manners or maybe an older dog some new tricks? Sign up for our training courses here at Seattle Humane! We offer a wide variety of classes to fit the needs of all of our adopters and their pets. To learn more about the training sessions we provide, visit our classes and training page. Category: Classes & Lectures. Audience: Kids. Teens. Singles. College Students. Dads. Moms. Seniors. Families. Cost: Training class fees vary. Contact Name: Seattle Humane. Contact Email: dogtraining@seattlehumane.org. Contact Phone: 425-373-5385. Events Newsletter: Yes. Thursday, November 6, 2014, 6:00 PM. 13212 SE Eastgate Way Bellevue WA 98005. For more info visit www.seattlehumane.org.

Newport Ski and Snowboard Swap

Newport High School in Bellevue, Wash. on Nov. 7-8, 2014, will host its 29th Annual Newport Ski and Snowboard Swap. The event is the largest on the Eastside of Lake Washington and features 10,000-square-feet of snow sports gear at amazing prices. Downhill and Nordic skis, snowboards, bindings, boots, poles, helmets, clothes, underwear, gloves, goggles, accessories and more are available at discounted prices. The event is open to the public. Entry and parking are free. Used equipment, to be sold on consignment, is also being accepted from the public. Event hours: Used equipment drop off (for those who want to consign gear): Thursday Nov. 6, 6-9 p.m. and Friday, Nov. 7, 3-5 p.m. Save time by registering online before 7 p.m. Wednesday, Nov 5, so you can pick up pre-printed gear tags before dropping off your gear. Sale: Friday Nov. 7, 5 to 9 p.m. and Saturday Nov. 8, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Location: Newport High School, 4333 Factoria Blvd. SE, Bellevue, WA 98006 For more information, go to http://newportskiswap.co… Category: Benefit. Family. Organizations. Outdoor. Schools. Sports & Recreation. Audience: Kids. Teens. Singles. College Students. Dads. Moms. Seniors. Families. Cost: Free. Contact Name: Don Meyer. Contact Email: don@skiswap.info. Contact Phone: 425-206-1786. Events Newsletter: Yes. Thursday, November 6, 2014, 6:00 PM – 9:00 PM. Newport High School, 4333 Factoria Blvd. SE, Bellevue, WA 98006. For more info visit newportskiswap.com.

Parenting Classes in Bellevue!

Today's parents and children are more scheduled, more anxious, and more stressed out than ever before. What if being a better parent meant actually doing less? Based on the book by Kim John Payne and Lisa M. Ross, Simplicity Parenting study groups inspire families to make small, do-able changes with big, satisfying results. Groups are formed by request and meet for seven, three-hour workshops (meeting weekly, semi-monthly, or monthly). Throughout our seven gatherings, workshop participants will come away with practical, creative, and simple strategies for using the extraordinary power of "less" to raise calmer, happier and more secure kids. Category: Classes & Lectures. Family. Schools. Audience: Dads. Moms. Cost: $150. Contact Name: Briana Bennitt. Contact Email: info@simplicitylearning.org. Contact Phone: 425.614.0145. Events Newsletter: No. Thursday, November 6, 2014, 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM. 12443 Bel-Red Road, Suite 360 Bellevue, WA 98005. For more info visit www.simplicitylearning.org.

Arts and Culture Lecture Series - Biblical Heroines

This lecture is a continuation of the Redressing the Nude series. Biblical Heroines will explore several questions regarding the lives of women in the medieval period. Who were the biblical heroines depicted during the Early Christian and Medieval art? Do their spiritual roles reflect the perception of women in Medieval society? How does the dichotomy of the Virgin Mary and Evil Eve play out? Judith, Mary Magdalene, and Hildegard of Bingen are but a few more of the women that will be discussed. Can we understand the lives of women during this time period by looking at images of art? Come and find out for yourself. Category: Arts & Entertainment. Audience: Teens. Singles. College Students. Dads. Moms. Seniors. Cost: $10. Contact Name: Liz VanBemmel. Contact Email: lvanbemmel@kirklandartscenter.org. Contact Phone: 4258227161. Events Newsletter: Yes. Thursday, November 6, 2014, 6:30 PM – 8:00 PM. 620 Market St Kirkland, WA 98033. For more info visit kirklandartscenter.gosignmeup.com.

King County Library System 2014 Preliminary Budget Hearings

The King County Library System (KCLS) is holding public hearings to present the 2015 Budget. Budget allocations include Critical Resources to maintain a consistently high standard of excellence and support Services that align with KCLS' five strategic goals: FACILITATE Early Learning and cultivate young readers ENGAGE and support children and teens ENOURAGE lifelong learning PROVIDE personalized information access and assistance REACH and engage the County's culturally diverse population Please join us! We welcome your input. Unable to attend in person? Comment online until midnight November 6. www.kcls.org/about/budget.com For more information visit www.kcls.org/about/budget/cfm or contact Maria Hatcher, 425.369.3233, mshatcher@kcls.org. Category: Government. Audience: Singles. Dads. Moms. Seniors. Contact Name: Bellevue Library. Contact Email: sjcummins@kcls.org. Contact Phone: 425.450.1765. Thursday, November 6, 2014, 7:00 PM. Bellevue Library 1111 110th Avenue NE Bellevue, WA 98004.

Yoga

Candlelight Yoga Flow Class Candlelight Vinyasa Yoga Flow: This is an all levels, moderately paced class softly lit by candlelight. This practice incorporates both yoga flow postures to get the breath and the body moving, as well as restorative poses to relax and calm the body and mind. Yoga builds strength, increase your flexibility and improve your balance, while releasing tension and clearing the mind. You will leave feeling rejuvenated and relaxed. This is a relaxed community center environment, come as you are, do what you can do. All levels welcome! A great place to learn or to challenge yourself. All you need is a yoga mat. First class is free! Category: Classes & Lectures. Sports & Recreation. Audience: Teens. Singles. College Students. Dads. Moms. Seniors. Cost: $10. First class free! Contact Name: Christine Maloney. Contact Email: YogabyChris@gmail.com. Contact Phone: 425-681-5561. Thursday, November 6, 2014, 7:00 PM – 8:00 PM. North Bellevue Community Center. 4063 148th Ave NE.

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. Events Newsletter: No. Thursday, November 6, 2014, 7:00 PM – 8:00 PM. 14224 Bel-Red Road Highland Community Center.

Pork Filled Productions presents Fast Company

“There are crosses, double-crosses and schemes devious enough to impress the most jaded flimflammer.” –NY Times When con games are the family business, watch your back – because it’s not just about the score, it’s about who you can trust! Meet the Kwans: a Chinese American family of expert con artists, grifters and thieves. But when daughter Blue masterminds the job of the decade stealing the world’s most valuable comic book, it might just spell disaster for the whole family, including her brothers Francis and H and their mother Mable. Pitting new game theory against old-school cons, truth against illusion and family bonds against betrayal, it’s a race to see who will come out on top in this fun, stylish crime caper. Rated "PG-“13 for strong language and intense situations. Fast Company is a play written by Carla Ching, directed by Amy Poisson and produced by Narea Kang, Maggie Lee, May Nguyen & Roger Tang. Featuring Daniel Arreola, Mariko Kita, Kevin Lin and Sara Porkalob. This production is… Category: Arts & Entertainment. Audience: Teens. Singles. College Students. Seniors. Cost: $12-18. Contact Name: Roger Tang. Contact Email: info@porkfilled.com. Contact Phone: 206 486-0375. Thursday, November 6, 2014, 8:00 PM – 9:25 PM. Theatre Off Jackson 409 7th Ave. S. Seattle, WA. For more info visit www.brownpapertickets.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. Events Newsletter: No. Thursday, November 6, 2014, 10:00 PM – Friday, November 7, 2014, 12:00 AM. Simplicity Learning 12443 Bel-Red Road Bellevue, WA 98005. For more info visit simplicitylearning.org.