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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. Tuesday, September 2, 2014. King County Library System.

Experts Advise: Stop Putting Off “The Talk” with Aging Parents

Home Instead Senior Care of Bellevue Offers Free Resources to Bridge the Communication Gap between Adult Children and their Aging Parents Knowing your aging parents’ end-of –life wishes well in advance can save your family years of heartache, bickering, or even legal issues. Yet approximately 80 million Americans1 are so uncomfortable with the topics that arise in these conversations that they’ve delayed the discussion entirely. Senior care service Home Instead, Inc. gathered renowned experts to help make this potentially difficult conversation easier for families; the result was the “40-70 Rule®” Program, which encourages adult children approaching 40 to broach a number of aging and end-of-life topics before their parents turn 70. The 40-70 Rule® Program features an Action Plan for Successful Aging, which provides expert advice to help you and your loved ones start the necessary conversations about the future by providing a framework to guide open and honest family discussions about major aging topics… Category: Classes & Lectures. Family. Organizations. Audience: Dads. Moms. Seniors. Families. Cost: FREE. Contact Name: Bob Megargel. Contact Email: jennifer.elston@fleishman.com. Contact Phone: (425) 454-9744. Tuesday, September 2, 2014. Bellevue Home Instead Senior Care.

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

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

Prayer and safety from school violence

To explore how you can pray about God's government and protection, join the chat and bring your questions for Christian Science practitioner and teacher Mary Trammell. Visit our Reading Room or go to jsh-online.com. Category: Faith. Family. Schools. 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, September 2, 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.

Featured Artists for September

Art by Adrienne presents "Prisma Me Colorful." Using award-winning creativity, Adrienne presents a colored pencil exhibit that captures the personality in both realism and fantasy. Lena Leitzke presents "Il Sole Italiano" featuring paintings that express her love of Italy through firsthand impressions of Italian life, culture and acrchitecture. 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. Events Newsletter: Yes. Tuesday, September 2, 2014, 11:00 AM – 7:00 PM. 130 Park Lane Kirkland, WA.

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, September 2, 2014, 1:00 PM – 2:30 PM. Emerald Heights 10901 176th Circle NE Redmond, WA 98052.

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, September 2, 2014, 6:30 PM – 8:30 PM. Lake Hills Clubhouse 15230 Lake Hills Blvd Bellevue, WA 98007. For more info visit www.bellevuewa.gov.

Computer Class: One-on-One Assistance

Do you need extra help on the computer? Have a special project you’re working on? Want to create an email account? A KCLS volunteer instructor can give you one-on-one assistance. Registration required. Category: Classes & Lectures. Contact Name: Newport Way Library. Contact Phone: 425-747-2390. Tuesday, September 2, 2014, 7:30 PM. 14250 SE Newport Way Bellevue, WA 98006. For more info visit evanced.kcls.org.

Computer Class: One-on-One Assistance

Do you need extra help on the computer? Have a special project you’re working on? Want to create an email account? A KCLS volunteer instructor can give you one-on-one assistance. Registration required. Category: Classes & Lectures. Contact Name: Newport Way Library. Contact Phone: 425-747-2390. Tuesday, September 2, 2014, 8:00 PM. 14250 SE Newport Way Bellevue, WA 98006. For more info visit evanced.kcls.org.

Experts Advise: Stop Putting Off “The Talk” with Aging Parents

Home Instead Senior Care of Bellevue Offers Free Resources to Bridge the Communication Gap between Adult Children and their Aging Parents Knowing your aging parents’ end-of –life wishes well in advance can save your family years of heartache, bickering, or even legal issues. Yet approximately 80 million Americans1 are so uncomfortable with the topics that arise in these conversations that they’ve delayed the discussion entirely. Senior care service Home Instead, Inc. gathered renowned experts to help make this potentially difficult conversation easier for families; the result was the “40-70 Rule®” Program, which encourages adult children approaching 40 to broach a number of aging and end-of-life topics before their parents turn 70. The 40-70 Rule® Program features an Action Plan for Successful Aging, which provides expert advice to help you and your loved ones start the necessary conversations about the future by providing a framework to guide open and honest family discussions about major aging topics… Category: Classes & Lectures. Family. Organizations. Audience: Dads. Moms. Seniors. Families. Cost: FREE. Contact Name: Bob Megargel. Contact Email: jennifer.elston@fleishman.com. Contact Phone: (425) 454-9744. Wednesday, September 3, 2014. Bellevue Home Instead Senior Care.

Cardio Sculpt & Core Power Ball Fitness Class

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

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

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

Free Dinner Every Wednesday!

Drop by Lake Washington United Methodist Church any Wednesday night at 5:30 pm for a completely free, delicious meal prepared by a chef! This is a great opportunity to meet your Kirkland neighbors, and save some cash. If you want to see what's on the menu, check out our facebook page at www.facebook.com/LakeWAUMC. Hope to see you there! Category: Family. Audience: Kids. Teens. Singles. College Students. Dads. Moms. Seniors. Families. Cost: Free. Contact Name: Jessi White. Contact Email: office@lwumc.com. Contact Phone: 425-885-3311. Wednesday, September 3, 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.

21 Acres: Pick and Prepare- A Local Farm-to-Table Adventure

At 21 Acres you can experience farm to table firsthand during this 3 class series taking place on three Wednesdays: August 27th, September 3rd, and September 10th. Learn the inner workings of a certified organic farm, where foods travel from, and how that affects their nutrition and our health. Each class will finish in the kitchen where you will assist our expert chefs in preparing, cooking, and best of all eating a farm fresh meal. ◊ Class 1: Learn about sustainable and traditional farming techniques and how the 21 Acres farm practices sustainability. Then join our chefs to make a roasted summer salad. ◊ Class 2: Discuss the difference between sustainable and conventional farming. Also learn how far most of our food has to travel and the impact that has on taste, nutrition, and the environment. Then back to the kitchen for a seasonal soup. ◊ Class 3: As fall creeps up, head to the market to learn about canning and preserving with our chefs. After a quick tutorial head back to the kitchen for a hand… Category: Classes & Lectures. Cost: $60. Contact Name: Deb. Contact Email: deb@21acres.org. Contact Phone: 425-481-1500. Wednesday, September 3, 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 21acrespickandprepare.eventbrite.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. Wednesday, September 3, 2014, 7:00 PM – 8:00 PM. 14224 Bel-Red Road Highland Community Center.

Experts Advise: Stop Putting Off “The Talk” with Aging Parents

Home Instead Senior Care of Bellevue Offers Free Resources to Bridge the Communication Gap between Adult Children and their Aging Parents Knowing your aging parents’ end-of –life wishes well in advance can save your family years of heartache, bickering, or even legal issues. Yet approximately 80 million Americans1 are so uncomfortable with the topics that arise in these conversations that they’ve delayed the discussion entirely. Senior care service Home Instead, Inc. gathered renowned experts to help make this potentially difficult conversation easier for families; the result was the “40-70 Rule®” Program, which encourages adult children approaching 40 to broach a number of aging and end-of-life topics before their parents turn 70. The 40-70 Rule® Program features an Action Plan for Successful Aging, which provides expert advice to help you and your loved ones start the necessary conversations about the future by providing a framework to guide open and honest family discussions about major aging topics… Category: Classes & Lectures. Family. Organizations. Audience: Dads. Moms. Seniors. Families. Cost: FREE. Contact Name: Bob Megargel. Contact Email: jennifer.elston@fleishman.com. Contact Phone: (425) 454-9744. Thursday, September 4, 2014. Bellevue Home Instead Senior Care.

STEM Play and Learn Group

Category: Classes & Lectures. Family. Organizations. Schools. Audience: Kids. Moms. Families. Cost: FREE. Contact Name: Charlotte Anthony. Contact Email: charlotte@eastsidepathways.org. Contact Phone: 425-647-4858. Events Newsletter: Yes. Thursday, September 4, 2014, 9:00 AM – 12:00 PM. Microsoft Store, Bellevue Square 116 Bellevue Way SE, Bellevue, WA 98004. For more info visit www.eventbrite.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. Thursday, September 4, 2014, 10:00 AM – 6:00 PM. 440 5th Ave North Seattle, WA 98109. For more info visit www.gatesfoundation.org.

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

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

Lois Brandt- Maddi's Fridge

For Lois Brandt, a childhood realization that her friend and her family had no food to eat stuck with her for years. Now, through a children's picture book, she brings the issue of childhood hunger to life through a story of friendship, enabling children to both understand a situation that many around them face and giving them ideas for how they can help. Interested in learning more about how Brandt uses her story to explore themes of perseverance, friendship, interconnectedness and helping others with kids around the country? Join us for a launch party for the empathetic, honest, and original new book for children with the author herself. Guests are asked to bring non-perishable food items to donate to Northwest Harvest as a part of this event. Category: Arts & Entertainment. Audience: Kids. Families. Cost: Free. Thursday, September 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.

Zumba

Come out and party with us on Monday/Wednesday and Thursday nights to the sounds of some of the most exciting music all while burning those calories. Category: Sports & Recreation. Audience: Singles. College Students. Dads. Moms. Seniors. Cost: $7.00 Drop-in. Contact Name: Marvid Schnieder. Contact Phone: 206-419-9305. Thursday, September 4, 2014, 7:00 PM – 8:00 PM. 14224 Bel-Red Road Highland Community Center.

Walk With Your Libraries

Walk With Your Libraries Isn't it time to get moving? Exercise your mind and body with your library's collection and custom walking maps. For fun, for fitness, for life, walk with your libraries! Please visit guides.kcls.org/walkwithyourlibrary or call the library at 425.486.7811 for more information. Category: Sports & Recreation. Cost: Free. Friday, September 5, 2014. King County Library System.

Experts Advise: Stop Putting Off “The Talk” with Aging Parents

Home Instead Senior Care of Bellevue Offers Free Resources to Bridge the Communication Gap between Adult Children and their Aging Parents Knowing your aging parents’ end-of –life wishes well in advance can save your family years of heartache, bickering, or even legal issues. Yet approximately 80 million Americans1 are so uncomfortable with the topics that arise in these conversations that they’ve delayed the discussion entirely. Senior care service Home Instead, Inc. gathered renowned experts to help make this potentially difficult conversation easier for families; the result was the “40-70 Rule®” Program, which encourages adult children approaching 40 to broach a number of aging and end-of-life topics before their parents turn 70. The 40-70 Rule® Program features an Action Plan for Successful Aging, which provides expert advice to help you and your loved ones start the necessary conversations about the future by providing a framework to guide open and honest family discussions about major aging topics… Category: Classes & Lectures. Family. Organizations. Audience: Dads. Moms. Seniors. Families. Cost: FREE. Contact Name: Bob Megargel. Contact Email: jennifer.elston@fleishman.com. Contact Phone: (425) 454-9744. Friday, September 5, 2014. Bellevue Home Instead Senior Care.

Zumba Gold

ZUMBA® GOLD just as our regular ZUMBA® classes creates a party like atmosphere that is incredibly fun, different, is so easy to follow, that EVERYONE of all ages can do it! Participants in this low impact class enjoy rhythms such as: Merengue, Salsa, Cumbia, Belly Dance, Mambo, Tango, Cha Cha along with other fun an exciting rhythms and dances. The Zumba Gold program improves balance, flexibility and cardiovascular strength with its unique program. Zumba Gold was designed to teach the basic dance steps to anyone, even those requiring chairs or wheel chairs. Zumba Gold provides an appropriate workout for the sedentary population. This Class will be held at the Redmond Senior Center starts January 11th 2013. The classes are run on a monthly basis and work out to $5.00 per class or you can do a drop in for $7.00. Please call the Senior Center on 425 556 2314 to sign up. Beginners are very welcome no previous experience required. Category: Classes & Lectures. Audience: Singles. College Students. Moms. Seniors. Cost: Classes are $5.00 per class in advance or $7.00 drop in. Contact Name: Teresa Osborn. Contact Email: teresa_o@teresaosborn.com. Contact Phone: 425 861 6729. Friday, September 5, 2014, 9:00 AM – 9:45 AM. Redmond Senior Center 8703 160th Avenue NE Redmond, WA 98052. For more info visit teresaosborn.zumba.com.

Cardio Sculpt & Core Power Ball Fitness Class

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

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

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

Seattle Waterfront Arts Market

Browse through work from dozens of artists. Find hand crafted jewelry, candles, teas, soaps, photography, scarves, collages, posters, bags, knit items, shirts, baskets, clay and found object sculptures, leather pieces, cards, henna, caricatures, and more. Every Friday, Saturday and Sunday, June 6th to September 14th, from 10am to dusk. Category: Arts & Entertainment. Audience: Kids. Teens. Singles. College Students. Dads. Moms. Seniors. Families. Cost: Free. Contact Name: Liz Van Bemmel. Contact Email: lvanbemmel@kirklandartscenter.org. Contact Phone: 425-822-7161 x. 101. Friday, September 5, 2014, 10:00 AM – 7:00 PM. The Great Seattle Wheel 1301 Alaskan Way Seattle, WA 98101.

Chinese Play & Learn

Free play, circle time, arts and crafts. Category: Arts & Entertainment. Audience: Kids. Families. Contact Name: Newport Way Library. Contact Phone: 425-747-2390. Friday, September 5, 2014, 10:30 AM. 14250 SE Newport Way Bellevue, WA 98006.

Swimming Salmon

Fall is the time for salmon to run! Learn about the journey that salmon take every fall. We always make a fun craft to take home! Ages: 3+ Cost: $2 Resident $3 Non-Resident Pre-registration required. To Register: 425-452-6885. Info 425-452-4195. Course # 86684. Category: Family. Audience: Kids. Families. Cost: $2 Resident $3 Non-Resident. Contact Name: Lewis Creek Visitor Center. Contact Email: LCVC@bellevuewa.gov. Contact Phone: 425-452-4195. Friday, September 5, 2014, 11:00 AM – 12:00 PM. Lewis Creek Visitor Center 5808 Lakemont Blvd SE Bellevue, WA 98006. For more info visit www.bellevuewa.gov.

Swimming Salmon

Fall is the time for salmon to run! Learn about the journey that salmon take every fall. We always make a fun craft to take home! Ages: 3+ Cost: $2 Resident $3 Non-Resident Pre-registration required. To Register: 425-452-6885. Info 425-452-4195. Course # 86684. Category: Family. Audience: Kids. Families. Cost: $2 Resident, $3 Non-Resident. Contact Name: Lewis Creek Visitor Center. Contact Email: LCVC@bellevuewa.gov. Contact Phone: 425-452-4195. Friday, September 5, 2014, 1:30 PM – 2:30 PM. Lewis Creek Visitor Center 5808 Lakemont Blvd SE Bellevue, WA 98006. For more info visit www.bellevuewa.gov.

Croquet Introductory Session

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

Dinah Satterwhite at Issaquah Art Walk

Fine art photographer Dinah Satterwhite will present a special exhibit on September 5, from 5 to 8pm, at the Christian Science Reading Room during the Issaquah Art Walk. Ms. Satterwhite is from Bainbridge Island, and will showcase her beautiful new series of metal prints called “Into the Light.” The images are more art than photo, and many people think they are paintings. The work captures Mother Nature in a tender and otherworldly way. They are somewhat abstract, with a beautiful infusion of movement and light. From landscapes and coastal scenes, to intimate close-ups — the final image only hints at its true source. Even the name of each photo series intertwines nature with technology, like “Vertical Download,” “Shutter Chance,” and “Forest Map.” Ms. Satterwhite paints with her camera using available light and manual camera settings, often shooting 1000+ images to find the one that captures the desired emotion, color, quality, and flow of light. The images are practically "raw,” meaning that they are m… Category: Arts & Entertainment. Audience: Kids. Teens. Singles. College Students. Dads. Moms. Seniors. Families. Cost: free. Contact Name: Dinah Satterwhite. Contact Email: photoimageart@comcast.net. Contact Phone: 206-842-0504. Events Newsletter: Yes. Friday, September 5, 2014, 5:00 PM – 8:00 PM. 415 Rainier Blvd. N. Issaquah, WA 98027.

Toddler Series

Our ever-popular Parent-Baby Groups are now offering a series for parents of toddlers. This four-week series, taught by Parent-Baby Group instructors, will cover toddler development from 18 months to 3 years old. Each class will cover topics listed below and allow time for questions and answers. Week 1: Development What’s going on with your growing toddler physically, emotionally and cognitively? Topics include: tantrums, adding a sibling, separation anxiety, coping skills, bedtime, naps and more. Week 2: Potty Training Signs of readiness; daytime vs. nighttime, how early is too early, how to handle regressions, challenges, pitfalls and how to unplug the power struggles. Week 3: Family Nutrition & Feeding Your Growing Toddler Avoiding food battles, how much do they really need to eat, weaning from breast or bottle, the family table, cultural messages about food. Week 4: Discipline & Self Esteem Natural and logical consequences, emotional intelligence, setting age-appropriate boundaries and lim… Category: Classes & Lectures. Family. Audience: Singles. Dads. Moms. Families. Cost: 80. Contact Name: EvergreenHealth. Contact Phone: 425.899.3000. Events Newsletter: Yes. Friday, September 5, 2014, 6:30 PM – 8:30 PM. Education Center in the Evergreen Surgery and Physician’s Building 12333 NE 130th Lane Kirkland, WA 98034. For more info visit www.evergreenhealth.com.

First Friday Music

Live music by The Alkis!For songwriter Carly Calbero and drummer Nika Wascher, The Alkis was an inevitability. After years of incorporating Wascher's unique drumming and harmonies, the switch to a band just made sense. Their chemistry is undeniable onstage and their rhythmic, high-energy songs are a welcomed change from the typical girls-playing-music. In June they will be debuting their first EP - Bright Eyed Kids. You can expect some great things from this new Seattle band. The event is free of charge, and there are complimentary small bites. There will be wine flights, glasses of wine and bottles available to share with friends. Category: Arts & Entertainment. Music. Audience: Kids. Teens. Singles. College Students. Dads. Moms. Seniors. Families. Cost: Free Admission. Contact Name: Teddy Thompson. Contact Email: teddy@woodinvillewine.com. Contact Phone: 425-481-8860. Friday, September 5, 2014, 6:30 PM – 9:30 PM. Woodinville Wine Cellars 17721 132nd Ave NE Woodinville Wa 98072.

Twisted Flicks: Plan 9 from Outer Space

Category: Arts & Entertainment. Family. Audience: Kids. Teens. College Students. Dads. Moms. Seniors. Families. Cost: $15. Contact Name: Kirkland Performance Center. Contact Email: box1@kpcenter.org. Contact Phone: 425 893 9900. Friday, September 5, 2014, 8:00 PM. Kirkland Performance Center 350 Kirkland Ave Kirkland, WA 98033.

Twisted Flicks: Plan 9 from Outer Space

Get ready for a Twisted Flicks take on one of the worst films of all time: Plan 9 from Outer Space, directed by Hollywood hack Ed Wood. Jet City Improv’s Twisted Flicks is a hilarious live movie re-dubbing experience that merges improv comedy with classic B movies. Category: Arts & Entertainment. Family. Audience: Kids. Teens. College Students. Dads. Moms. Seniors. Families. Cost: $15. Contact Name: Kirkland Performance Center. Contact Email: box1@kpcenter.org. Contact Phone: 425 893 9900. Friday, September 5, 2014, 8:00 PM. Kirkland Performance Center 350 Kirkland Ave Kirkland, WA 98033.

Glamp Weekend

Calling All Adult Women – You Are Wanted at Glamp Weekend! Ask a grown woman about the types of summertime fun she experienced as a girl, and chances are, camp is the first thing she’ll mention. Her memories probably include fun like hiking, canoeing and archery; s’mores and songs around the campfire; and the great friendships she made. Ask her if she has had similar experiences as an adult, and she will probably start to look a little sad. Sure, the Pacific Northwest is a spectacular place for communing with nature and friends, but adults don’t get to go to sleep-away camp like kids do. Most women send their daughters to camp and wish they could go, too. Now they can! Only now, they can go with their adult girlfriends (or make new ones), enjoy a camp-inspired farm-to-table meal, drink wine and cider around a campfire while eating gourmet s’mores, and even get a massage. Plus, they can participate in camp activities like archery, canoeing, hiking and climbing. Join over 100 women, including loc… Category: Organizations. Outdoor. Sports & Recreation. Cost: 250. Contact Name: Stefanie Ellis. Contact Email: StefanieCE@girlscoutsww.org. Contact Phone: 2066335600. Saturday, September 6, 2014 – Sunday, September 7, 2014. Camp River Ranch. For more info visit www.girlscoutsww.org.

Experts Advise: Stop Putting Off “The Talk” with Aging Parents

Home Instead Senior Care of Bellevue Offers Free Resources to Bridge the Communication Gap between Adult Children and their Aging Parents Knowing your aging parents’ end-of –life wishes well in advance can save your family years of heartache, bickering, or even legal issues. Yet approximately 80 million Americans1 are so uncomfortable with the topics that arise in these conversations that they’ve delayed the discussion entirely. Senior care service Home Instead, Inc. gathered renowned experts to help make this potentially difficult conversation easier for families; the result was the “40-70 Rule®” Program, which encourages adult children approaching 40 to broach a number of aging and end-of-life topics before their parents turn 70. The 40-70 Rule® Program features an Action Plan for Successful Aging, which provides expert advice to help you and your loved ones start the necessary conversations about the future by providing a framework to guide open and honest family discussions about major aging topics… Category: Classes & Lectures. Family. Organizations. Audience: Dads. Moms. Seniors. Families. Cost: FREE. Contact Name: Bob Megargel. Contact Email: jennifer.elston@fleishman.com. Contact Phone: (425) 454-9744. Saturday, September 6, 2014. Bellevue Home Instead Senior Care.

PAWSwalk 2014

Walker check-in from 8:00AM PAWSwalk starts 10:00AM Join us for the 23rd Annual PAWSwalk! Enjoy a walk in the park with your friends, family and canines. There will also be great pet-friendly shopping, an interactive Kids Zone, dog agility and contests, as well as delicious food and a beer and mimosa garden! In addition to being a fun walk in the park, the funds raised at PAWSwalk will help more than 7,000 animals at PAWS over the coming year. From tiny, three-week-old kittens who need round-the-clock care to orphaned Harbor Seal pups who can't survive in the wild without their mothers, these are the lives we work to save. We could not do this work without our compassionate supporters. Join us in saving lives, and have a fun time doing it! Register today at PAWSwalk.net. Category: Charitable. Family. Outdoor. Audience: Kids. Teens. Singles. College Students. Dads. Moms. Seniors. Families. Contact Email: info@paws.org. Contact Phone: 425.787.2500. Saturday, September 6, 2014, 8:00 AM – 1:00 PM. Marymoor Park, 6046 West Lake Sammamish Parkway Northeast, Redmond, WA 98052. For more info visit www.

Emerald Ballet Academy Open House

Curious about dance? New to Emerald Ballet? Come meet our fabulous instructors, friendly parents, and take a FREE trial class during our Open House on Saturday, September 6. See flyer for class times: http://emeraldballet.org/index_assets/OpenHouse2014.pdf. Category: Arts & Entertainment. Classes & Lectures. Schools. Sports & Recreation. Audience: Kids. Teens. Cost: Free. Contact Email: info@emeraldballet.org. Contact Phone: 425-883-3405. Saturday, September 6, 2014, 9:00 AM – 12:30 PM. 12368 Northup Way Bellevue, WA 98005. For more info visit www.emeraldballet.org.

Seattle Design District Association's Sidewalk Sale

Seattle Design District Association on Saturday Sept. 6, 2014, will hold its 4th Annual Sidewalk Sale at 6th Avenue South and South Orcas Street in Seattle (Seattle Design Center's parking lot). The public is invited to attend this free event, which will run from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. It will include dozens of vendors selling home décor, furniture, home accessories, antiques, collectibles, jewelry, art, and garden. In addition to at least seven gourmet food trucks will participate and attendees will enjoy live music. This event benefits local design industry merchants. For more information contact Craig Cross, Marketing Manager, at Craig.Cross@hines.com or 206.957.7032. For more information about Seattle Design District Association, go to http://www.seattledesigndistrict.com. Category: Arts & Entertainment. Charitable. Fairs & Festivals. Audience: Kids. Teens. Singles. College Students. Dads. Moms. Seniors. Families. Cost: Free. Contact Name: Craig Cross. Contact Email: Craig.Cross@hines.com. Events Newsletter: No. Saturday, September 6, 2014, 9:00 AM – 3:00 PM. 6th Avenue South and South Orcas Street in Seattle. For more info visit www.seattledesigndistrict.com.

The Exotics are here!

Exotics at Redmond Town center is a gathering of exotic car owners, enthusiasts, and has grown to become the largest weekly car gathering north of Los Angeles. Be sure to check out the Exotics at RTC every Saturday* at 9am in the south parking lot. *Weather dependent SPECIAL EVENTS (held in Center Street Plaza) • British Car Day – June 14th • Porsche & German Car Day – July 26th • Ferrari & Italian Car Day – August 23rd. Category: Family. Outdoor. Sports & Recreation. Audience: Kids. Teens. Singles. College Students. Dads. Moms. Seniors. Families. Cost: Free. Contact Phone: (425) 869-2640. Saturday, September 6, 2014, 9:00 AM – 11:00 AM. Redmond Town Center. For more info visit www.exoticsat.com.

The Exotics are here!

Exotics at Redmond Town Center is a gathering of exotic car owners, enthusiasts, and has grown to become the largest weekly car gathering north of Los Angeles. Be sure to check out the Exotics at RTC every Saturday* at 9am in the south parking lot. *weather dependent SPECIAL EVENTS (held in Center Street Plaza) • Porsche & German Car Day – August 2nd • British Car Day – August 23rd http://www.exoticsat.com http://facebook.com/RedmondTownCenter. Category: Family. Outdoor. Sports & Recreation. Audience: Kids. Teens. Singles. College Students. Dads. Moms. Seniors. Families. Cost: Free. Contact Email: GuestServices@redmondtowncenter.com. Contact Phone: (425) 869-2640. Saturday, September 6, 2014, 9:00 AM – 11:00 AM. Redmond Town Center - 7525 166th Ave. NE. For more info visit www.exoticsat.com.

17th Annual Japanese Cultural Arts Event (Aki Matsuri)

Come join us and enjoy Japanese cultural and educational fun events for all ages! The two-day program includes martial arts demonstrations, on-stage performing arts, 70+ exhibit booths, Yatai (Food Kiosks), Puppet Shows, hands-on workshops (origami, taiko drumming, calligraphy, etc.), and more! 2014 Special Japan Guests Program features: “An Innovative Ceramic Art Exhibits” and “Noh Introduction/Training Sessions”. Admission & Parking are free. Fees apply to some workshops. Category: Arts & Entertainment. Classes & Lectures. Fairs & Festivals. Family. Music. Audience: Kids. Teens. Singles. College Students. Dads. Moms. Seniors. Families. Cost: Admission & Parking are free. Fees apply to some workshops. Contact Name: ENMA. Contact Email: info2014@enma.org. Contact Phone: 425-861-7865. Events Newsletter: Yes. Saturday, September 6, 2014, 10:00 AM – 6:00 PM. Bellevue College - Main Campus 3000 Landerholm Circle SE, Bellevue, WA 98007. For more info visit www.enma.org.

Church of the Resurrection Neighborhood Fair

The Church of the Resurrection invites you to our 3rd Annual Neighborhood Fair on Saturday, September 6th. Invite your friends and family to come join in the fun on the church front lawn. This year's event will be bigger than ever with more than 40 booths expected. The children's area will be exciting with the Bouncy House, Face Painting, a Magician, a Clown Balloon Lady and games to play. Hosanna and Resurrection will have their tasty cuisines alongside Winegar's gourmet ice cream, voted Evening Magazine's best in Washington State. Parking and entry is free. Category: Fairs & Festivals. Family. Music. Outdoor. Audience: Kids. Teens. Singles. College Students. Dads. Moms. Seniors. Families. Cost: Free. Contact Name: Demaris Drummond. Contact Email: inforesurrection@qwestoffice.net. Contact Phone: (425) 746-0322. Saturday, September 6, 2014, 10:00 AM – 4:00 PM. 15220 Main Street Bellevue, WA 98007. For more info visit www.resurrectionbellevue.org.

Family Legacy: How Our Families of Origin Shape Us

Are we destined to sound and think like our own parents when we talk to our children? Do the same old communication problems play out in your current family? Licensed marriage and family therapist Ling Chua will share with you some dynamics that keep repeating in families through time. Through interactive discussions, you can learn how to be more intentional about what you want passed on to your family and children, and create a more healthy way of relating to your loved ones. Category: Classes & Lectures. Audience: Singles. College Students. Dads. Moms. Families. Cost: Free. Contact Name: Ling Chua. Contact Email: lingc@acrs.org. Contact Phone: 206-228-9863. Saturday, September 6, 2014, 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM. 1808 Richards Road Suite 102 Bellevue WA 98005.

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

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

Harvest Festival and Children's Garden Fair

It's time to celebrate the harvest. You will be able to make dry flower arrangements, take home dahlia bouquets, taste and vote on the best tasting tomatoes, guess potato poundage, and taste some produce from the garden. There will also be activities for children. Category: Fairs & Festivals. Audience: Kids. Teens. Singles. College Students. Dads. Moms. Seniors. Families. Cost: Free, donation of produce for Hope Link. Contact Name: Mary Osborne. Contact Email: rosborne60@aol.com. Contact Phone: 425-485-5942. Saturday, September 6, 2014, 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM. Master Gardener's Urban Demonstration Garden 15500 SE 16th St. Bellevue, WA 98007.

Seattle Waterfront Arts Market

Browse through work from dozens of artists. Find hand crafted jewelry, candles, teas, soaps, photography, scarves, collages, posters, bags, knit items, shirts, baskets, clay and found object sculptures, leather pieces, cards, henna, caricatures, and more. Every Friday, Saturday and Sunday, June 6th to September 14th, from 10am to dusk. Category: Arts & Entertainment. Audience: Kids. Teens. Singles. College Students. Dads. Moms. Seniors. Families. Cost: Free. Contact Name: Liz Van Bemmel. Contact Email: lvanbemmel@kirklandartscenter.org. Contact Phone: 425-822-7161 x. 101. Saturday, September 6, 2014, 10:00 AM – 7:00 PM. The Great Seattle Wheel 1301 Alaskan Way Seattle, WA 98101.

Husky Cruises - UW vs Eastern Washington University

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. Tickets are $52 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 $66 enjoy a ticket on the cruise to the game and a $20 voucher to Beach Cafe. Perfect to grab a meal and drink before or after the game! Please retain ticket as this will be used for $20 voucher. Valid only on the day of game. **All times are based on game time and are t… Category: Sports & Recreation. Audience: Kids. Teens. Singles. College Students. Dads. Moms. Seniors. Families. Events Newsletter: Yes. Saturday, September 6, 2014, 10:00 AM – 4:00 PM. Woodmark Hotel 1200 Carillon Point Kirkland, WA 98033. For more info visit www.thewoodmark.com.

Watershed Preserve Work Party

Join the Friends of the Watershed Preserve the 1st Saturday of the month, from 10am to 12pm, to walk the beautiful trails and learn more about the this amazing 800-acre mature Douglas-fir forest right in Redmond’s backyard. Help out with some hands-on restoration by caring for native trees and shrubs, and removing invasive plants that threaten the forest’s health. We'll bring the tools, gloves, and any other materials we need; you bring the helping hands clothes you don't mind getting dirty. To RSVP please contact Mike at watershedpreserve@gmail.com Directions: Watershed Preserve is located at 21760 NE Novelty Hill Rd, Redmond, WA 98053. From downtown, take Avondale Road north to Novelty Hill. Look for a sign on the right hand side of Avondale just before 218th Ave. NE. The park entrance at 21760 Novelty Hill Road will be on your left, approximately 2 miles east of the Avondale intersection. From the Redmond Ridge area westbound on the Novelty Hill Road, the park will be on the right side of the r… Category: Family. Outdoor. Sports & Recreation. Volunteer. Audience: Kids. Teens. Singles. College Students. Dads. Moms. Seniors. Families. Cost: Free! Contact Name: Mike. Contact Email: watershedpreserve@gmail.com. Events Newsletter: Yes. Saturday, September 6, 2014, 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM. 21760 NE Novelty Hill Rd, Redmond, WA 98053. For more info visit www.forterra.org.

Cedar River Cellars | wine tasting

Cedar River Cellars is a small, but growing, award winning winery. And to fully experience Northwest-style wines, we invite you to encounter them in a tranquil and natural environment, among old-growth cedars at our charming, intimate park-like tasting venue. A rejuvenating retreat is just a bottle-opener and a few minutes away from Sea-Tac airport or downtown Seattle. Come and picnic with the whole family, enjoy a complimentary tasting, and get the complete hometown winery experience. We are open most Saturday and Sunday 12-5pm (M-F by appointment if available). Check Facebook or website for any change or call Heather at 206-240-9394. Category: Family. Outdoor. Audience: Singles. Dads. Moms. Seniors. Families. Cost: $7 tasting fee waived with purchase. Contact Name: Heather Nasarow. Contact Email: Heather@CedarRiverCellars.com. Contact Phone: 206-240-9394. Events Newsletter: Yes. Saturday, September 6, 2014, 12:00 PM – 5:00 PM. 13018 Lake Kathleen Road SE Renton, WA 98059.

50 Years of Wilderness!

On September 3, 1964 President Lyndon B. Johnson signed the Wilderness Act, today over 109 million acres are protected under this act. Join us at Lewis Creek as we celebrate 50 years of protected wilderness! Learn about the Wilderness Act, wilderness areas, and how you can help protect and preserve wilderness, as well as the natural areas in Bellevue. Ages: 12+ Cost: Free! Registration required at 425-452-6885. 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. Saturday, September 6, 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.

New in Bellevue? Back to School Open House for International Families

Are you new in the area? Do you have questions about how the school system works in the U.S.? Or about what documents you need and where to find them? Join us and meet with representatives from the City of Bellevue, King County Library System, Chinese Information Service Center, and the English Language Learners Alliance. Saturday, September 6, 2014, 1:00PM to 3:00PM Microsoft Store in Bellevue Square. Category: Family. Organizations. Schools. Audience: Kids. Teens. Dads. Moms. Families. Cost: FREE. Contact Name: Charlotte Anthony. Contact Email: charlotte@eastsidepathways.org. Contact Phone: 425-647-4858. Events Newsletter: Yes. Saturday, September 6, 2014, 1:00 PM – 3:00 PM. Microsoft Store, Bellevue Square 116 Bellevue Way SE, Bellevue, WA 98004. For more info visit www.eventbrite.com.

"Cats Uncorked," a Benefit Wine Tasting for Purrfect Pals

Join us for “Cats Uncorked” a fun afternoon at Northwest Cellars to raise money for Purrfect Pals! The festivities will include a wine tasting and silent auction. Rumor has it there might even be some crazy adorable kitties to mingle with! Purrfect Pals private labeled wines will be available for purchase and a portion of the proceeds and ticket sales will be donated to Purrfect Pals! Admission is $15 if you order advanced tickets and $20 the day of the event. Tickets are available online at http://www.northwestcellars.com/events/event-sign-up.html. Can't make it to the event but still want to participate? You can order our Private Reserve blends with the Purrfect Pals labels online! Just visit http://www.northwestcellars.com/wines.html and order either the Chardonnay or the Madrigal. Be sure to indicate in the comments field of the order form that you want the Purrfect Pals label. Category: Benefit. Charitable. Organizations. Audience: Singles. Dads. Moms. Seniors. Cost: $15.00 advanced ($20.00 at the door). Contact Name: Connie Gabelein. Contact Email: director@purrfectpals.org. Contact Phone: Connie Gabelein. Events Newsletter: Yes. Saturday, September 6, 2014, 1:00 PM – 4:00 PM. Northwest Cellars 11909 124th Ave NE Kirkland, WA 98034. For more info visit purrfectpals.org.

Claire Gebben- The Last of the Blacksmiths

The Last of the Blacksmiths Inspired by historic family letters and fleshed out with extensive research, a fascinating narrative and compelling characters, Claire Gebben's historical fiction novel about a 19th century blacksmith and his journey to America on the cusp of both the Civil War and the decline of his profession is a captivating and intimate glimpse of the German immigrant experience. For a moving story about dreams and the realities that met them in early America, join us for a reading and signing with Gebben. If we're lucky, she might even share some extra anecdotes that didn't make it into the book. Category: Arts & Entertainment. Audience: Singles. College Students. Dads. Moms. Seniors. Cost: Free. Saturday, September 6, 2014, 1:30 PM – 2:30 PM. Bellevue Library 1111 110th Avenue NE Bellevue, WA, 98004. For more info visit www2.bookstore.washington.edu.

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, September 6, 2014, 2:00 PM. Bellevue Botanical Garden, 12001 Main Street, Bellevue, WA 98005.

Ranger Walk

Join a Park Ranger for a free guided tour of the Lake Hills Greenbelt. Visit restoration sites, tour a cedar forest and learn about local wildlife and plants. These walks are free and meet at the Lake Hills Greenbelt Ranger Station every Saturday beginning at 2 p.m. Walks are fun for the whole family, all ages are welcome and no registration is necessary. Category: Family. Outdoor. Audience: Kids. Teens. Singles. College Students. Dads. Moms. Seniors. Families. Cost: Free. Contact Name: Malia Caracoglia. Contact Email: hcaracogli@bellevuewa.gov. Contact Phone: 425-452-6993. Events Newsletter: No. Saturday, September 6, 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.

International Folk Dance Club

Come enjoy doing dances of many lands. We do no- partner dances, set dances, and couple dances. The Grange has a great dance floor and there is plenty of parking. On the 5th we will not do any teaching, but will serve ice cream and strawberries in honor of Independence Day. On our regular weekly dances we.have a short teaching starting at 7:30. Category: Arts & Entertainment. Audience: Kids. Teens. Singles. College Students. Dads. Moms. Seniors. Families. Cost: $7.00; members $5.00; youth $2.00. Contact Phone: 425-385-2088. Saturday, September 6, 2014, 7:00 PM. Cedar Valley Grange, 20526 52nd Ave. W. Lynnwood.

FM Collective featuring Ken Stringfellow

KPC's Opening Night will be a killer evening of indie rock for a cause! On September 6th, join us for FM Collective Featuring Ken Stringfellow. Members of Seattle's best indie bands including The Posies, Hey Marseilles, Cataldo, and Creme Tangerine join forces in a concert to benefit MusiCares, a GRAMMY Foundation charity supporting musicians in need. Category: Arts & Entertainment. Benefit. Charitable. Family. Music. Audience: Kids. Teens. College Students. Dads. Moms. Seniors. Families. Cost: $35. Contact Name: Kirkland Performance Center. Contact Email: box1@kpcenter.org. Contact Phone: 425 893 9900. Saturday, September 6, 2014, 8:00 PM. Kirkland Performance Center 350 Kirkland Ave Kirkland, WA 98033.

FM Collective featuring Ken Stringfellow

Category: Arts & Entertainment. Family. Music. Audience: Kids. Teens. College Students. Dads. Moms. Seniors. Families. Cost: $35. Contact Name: Kirkland Performance Center. Contact Email: box1@kpcenter.org. Contact Phone: 425 893 9900. Saturday, September 6, 2014, 8:00 PM. Kirkland Performance Center 350 Kirkland Ave Kirkland, WA 98033.

Start to Fitness

Start to Fitness 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: Classes & Lectures. Organizations. Sports & Recreation. Audience: Kids. Teens. Singles. College Students. Dads. Moms. Seniors. Families. Cost: Free. Sunday, September 7, 2014. King County Library System. For more info visit www.kcls.org.

Experts Advise: Stop Putting Off “The Talk” with Aging Parents

Home Instead Senior Care of Bellevue Offers Free Resources to Bridge the Communication Gap between Adult Children and their Aging Parents Knowing your aging parents’ end-of –life wishes well in advance can save your family years of heartache, bickering, or even legal issues. Yet approximately 80 million Americans1 are so uncomfortable with the topics that arise in these conversations that they’ve delayed the discussion entirely. Senior care service Home Instead, Inc. gathered renowned experts to help make this potentially difficult conversation easier for families; the result was the “40-70 Rule®” Program, which encourages adult children approaching 40 to broach a number of aging and end-of-life topics before their parents turn 70. The 40-70 Rule® Program features an Action Plan for Successful Aging, which provides expert advice to help you and your loved ones start the necessary conversations about the future by providing a framework to guide open and honest family discussions about major aging topics… Category: Classes & Lectures. Family. Organizations. Audience: Dads. Moms. Seniors. Families. Cost: FREE. Contact Name: Bob Megargel. Contact Email: jennifer.elston@fleishman.com. Contact Phone: (425) 454-9744. Sunday, September 7, 2014. Bellevue Home Instead Senior Care.

17th Annual Japanese Cultural Arts Event (Aki Matsuri)

Come join us and enjoy Japanese cultural and educational fun events for all ages! The two-day program includes martial arts demonstrations, on-stage performing arts, 70+ exhibit booths, Yatai (Food Kiosks), Puppet Shows, hands-on workshops (origami, taiko drumming, calligraphy, etc.), and more! 2014 Special Japan Guests Program features: “An Innovative Ceramic Art Exhibits” and “Noh Introduction/Training Sessions”. Admission & Parking are free. Fees apply to some workshops. Category: Arts & Entertainment. Classes & Lectures. Fairs & Festivals. Family. Music. Audience: Kids. Teens. Singles. College Students. Dads. Moms. Seniors. Families. Cost: Admission & Parking are free. Fees apply to some workshops. Contact Name: ENMA. Contact Email: info2014@enma.org. Contact Phone: 425-861-7865. Events Newsletter: Yes. Sunday, September 7, 2014, 10:00 AM – 4:30 PM. Bellevue College - Main Campus 3000 Landerholm Circle SE, Bellevue, WA 98007. For more info visit www.enma.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. Sunday, September 7, 2014, 10:00 AM – 6:00 PM. 440 5th Ave North Seattle, WA 98109. For more info visit www.gatesfoundation.org.

Seattle Waterfront Arts Market

Browse through work from dozens of artists. Find hand crafted jewelry, candles, teas, soaps, photography, scarves, collages, posters, bags, knit items, shirts, baskets, clay and found object sculptures, leather pieces, cards, henna, caricatures, and more. Every Friday, Saturday and Sunday, June 6th to September 14th, from 10am to dusk. Category: Arts & Entertainment. Audience: Kids. Teens. Singles. College Students. Dads. Moms. Seniors. Families. Cost: Free. Contact Name: Liz Van Bemmel. Contact Email: lvanbemmel@kirklandartscenter.org. Contact Phone: 425-822-7161 x. 101. Sunday, September 7, 2014, 10:00 AM – 7:00 PM. The Great Seattle Wheel 1301 Alaskan Way Seattle, WA 98101.

The Hunt's Brunch

Relax at El Gaucho Bellevue on Sundays - Enjoy a delicious buffet and uncompromising service! Step back in time to an era of uncompromising service and total indulgence, where the smallest of details are considered the most basic ingredient of your visit. Enjoy being treated to the ultimate Sunday Buffet experience featuring favorites such as baron of beef, house-cured pork belly, chicken fried chop steak, sausage country gravy, poached salmon, spinach strata, bacon, kielbasa, and made to order mac and cheese, omelets, waffles, and French toast. Additional items such as gaucho benedicts, assorted salads and fresh fruit, charcuterie, pastries, desserts, and many more are not to be missed. Category: Arts & Entertainment. Family. Graduation. Holiday. Audience: Kids. Teens. Singles. College Students. Dads. Moms. Seniors. Families. Cost: $32/adult; $16/child ages 6-13; kids under 5 FREE. Contact Name: Tony Capra, General Manager. Contact Email: tcapra@elgaucho.com. Contact Phone: 425-455-2715. Sunday, September 7, 2014, 10:00 AM – 2:00 PM. El Gaucho Bellevue. For more info visit www.elgaucho.com.

The Hunt's Brunch

Relax and 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. Step back in time to an era of uncompromising service and total indulgence, where the smallest of details are considered the most basic ingredients of your visit. Category: Family. Audience: Kids. Teens. Singles. College Students. Dads. Moms. Seniors. Families. Cost: $32 per adult $16 per child (ages 5-13) Free for 5 & under. Contact Name: Tony Capra. Contact Email: tcapra@elgaucho.com. Contact Phone: 425.455.2715. Sunday, September 7, 2014, 10:00 AM – 2:00 PM. El Gaucho Bellevue.

Saint Edward State Park Playground (10am-2pm)

In association with www.seelc.org Maintenance & Resealing the Playground September 7 (10am-2pm) Many hand make light work. Come for an hour or two, and bring a friend. Rangers will be on hand to sign STUDENT COMMUNITY SERVICE HOURS FORMS. Category: Benefit. Classes & Lectures. Family. Outdoor. Service Clubs. Sports & Recreation. Volunteer. Audience: Kids. Teens. Singles. College Students. Dads. Moms. Seniors. Families. Cost: FREE ... paying it forward. Contact Name: Colleen Ponto. Contact Email: cponto@seelc.org. Contact Phone: 425.489.0549. Events Newsletter: No. Sunday, September 7, 2014, 10:00 AM – 2:00 PM. 14445 Juanita Dr NE Kenmore, WA 98028. For more info visit www.seelc.org.

Center for Spiritual Living Bellevue Sunday Service

We believe in a world that works for EVERYone!! We believe that the Universe is Spiritual and has Intelligence, Purpose, Beauty, and Order. Our beliefs are in harmony with all the world’s great spiritual teachings and we honor all paths to God. Join us on Sundays for 10am Meditation and 10:30 Celebration Services at the North Bellevue Community Center. Category: Arts & Entertainment. Benefit. Charitable. Classes & Lectures. Fairs & Festivals. Faith. Family. Government. Graduation. Holiday. Music. Organizations. Outdoor. Political. Reunions. Schools. Service Clubs. Sports & Recreation. Theater. Volunteer. Wedding. Audience: Kids. Teens. Singles. College Students. Dads. Moms. Seniors. Families. Cost: Free. Contact Name: Reverend Marla Mason. Contact Email: revmarla@cslbellevue.org. Contact Phone: 425-919-5144. Sunday, September 7, 2014, 10:30 AM – 11:30 AM. North Bellevue Community Center 4063 148th Ave NE Bellevue 98007.

Essential Church Worship Gatherings

Essential Church will begin gathering at the South Bellevue Community Center this Sunday! Join us for one of our pre-launch gatherings for worship, a message, and to hear more about the mission and vision of Essential Church. Each week we will worship together and then offer children's ministry for 4k- 5th grade. See you on Sunday! Category: Faith. Family. Music. Organizations. Audience: Kids. Teens. Singles. College Students. Dads. Moms. Seniors. Families. Cost: Free! Contact Name: Warren Mainard. Contact Email: warren@essentialchurch.cc. Contact Phone: 4252707022. Sunday, September 7, 2014, 10:40 AM – 12:00 PM. South Bellevue Community Center 14509 SE Newport Way Bellevue, WA 98006.

Cedar River Cellars | wine tasting

Cedar River Cellars is a small, but growing, award winning winery. And to fully experience Northwest-style wines, we invite you to encounter them in a tranquil and natural environment, among old-growth cedars at our charming, intimate park-like tasting venue. A rejuvenating retreat is just a bottle-opener and a few minutes away from Sea-Tac airport or downtown Seattle. Come and picnic with the whole family, enjoy a complimentary tasting, and get the complete hometown winery experience. We are open most Saturday and Sunday 12-5pm (M-F by appointment if available). Check Facebook or website for any change or call Heather at 206-240-9394. Category: Family. Outdoor. Audience: Singles. Dads. Moms. Seniors. Families. Cost: $7 tasting fee waived with purchase. Contact Name: Heather Nasarow. Contact Email: Heather@CedarRiverCellars.com. Contact Phone: 206-240-9394. Events Newsletter: Yes. Sunday, September 7, 2014, 12:00 PM – 5:00 PM. 13018 Lake Kathleen Road SE Renton, WA 98059.

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. Sunday, September 7, 2014, 2:00 PM. Bellevue Botanical Garden, 12001 Main Street, Bellevue, WA 98005.

Salmon: Running the Gauntlet

Learn about the collapsing Pacific salmon populations, and the extreme measures that biologists and engineers have taken to save them. Running time 60 minutes. Category: Classes & Lectures. Government. Sports & Recreation. Audience: Teens. College Students. Dads. Moms. Seniors. Cost: FREE! Contact Name: Lewis Creek Visitor Center. Contact Email: LCVC@bellevuewa.gov. Contact Phone: 425-452-4195. Sunday, September 7, 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.

Experts Advise: Stop Putting Off “The Talk” with Aging Parents

Home Instead Senior Care of Bellevue Offers Free Resources to Bridge the Communication Gap between Adult Children and their Aging Parents Knowing your aging parents’ end-of –life wishes well in advance can save your family years of heartache, bickering, or even legal issues. Yet approximately 80 million Americans1 are so uncomfortable with the topics that arise in these conversations that they’ve delayed the discussion entirely. Senior care service Home Instead, Inc. gathered renowned experts to help make this potentially difficult conversation easier for families; the result was the “40-70 Rule®” Program, which encourages adult children approaching 40 to broach a number of aging and end-of-life topics before their parents turn 70. The 40-70 Rule® Program features an Action Plan for Successful Aging, which provides expert advice to help you and your loved ones start the necessary conversations about the future by providing a framework to guide open and honest family discussions about major aging topics… Category: Classes & Lectures. Family. Organizations. Audience: Dads. Moms. Seniors. Families. Cost: FREE. Contact Name: Bob Megargel. Contact Email: jennifer.elston@fleishman.com. Contact Phone: (425) 454-9744. Monday, September 8, 2014. Bellevue Home Instead Senior Care.

Cardio Sculpt & Core Power Ball Fitness Class

Join us on Mondays and Wed for this fun and challenging workout that will push you while using cardio intervals of step, plyometrics & weights. On Fridays join us for this full-body stability, strength, and cardio workout. Training will use exercise ball, weights and body weight to increase core strength and fitness. All levels are welcome and we provide free childcare. Please see our website for more information. Category: Sports & Recreation. Audience: Teens. Singles. College Students. Dads. Moms. Seniors. Families. Cost: Suggested Donation $6/class. Contact Name: Gretchen Frederick. Contact Email: Gfrederick@belpres.org. Contact Phone: 425-454-3082. Monday, September 8, 2014, 9:30 AM – 10:30 AM. Bellevue Presbyterian Church 1717 Bellevue Way NE Bellevue, WA 98004. For more info visit www.belpres.org.

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

It’s interactive, kid friendly, and full of teachable and inspirational moments. Bring your family to the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation Visitor Center for a free visit to learn about the work being done to improve lives from Seattle to South Africa. The Visitor Center, through engaging and thought-provoking exhibits, allows parents and children to dive into some of the world’s toughest challenges and learn how to act on their own ideas and solutions. Families can expect hands-on exhibits and spaces to create, explore, and discuss. It’s an experience unlike any other in Seattle. Visit us across the street from the Seattle Center and the iconic Space Needle for an experience that will leave your family hopeful. Arrive curious. Leave inspired. Open Tuesday – Saturday, 10am to 5pm (until 6pm from June 3-August 30) Closed Sunday, Monday, and all U.S. holidays Special hours on Memorial Day weekend and Labor Day weekend: Sunday, May 25, 10am to 5pm Sunday, August 31, 10am to 6pm. Category: Charitable. Organizations. Volunteer. Audience: Kids. Teens. Singles. College Students. Dads. Moms. Seniors. Families. Cost: FREE. Monday, September 8, 2014, 10:00 AM – 6:00 PM. 440 5th Ave North Seattle, WA 98109. For more info visit www.gatesfoundation.org.

Family Caregiver Support Group

Are you a spouse, partner, daughter, son, relative, or friend that cares for an adult loved one with dementia or other chronic illness or disability? Come join other unpaid family caregivers for mutual support and assistance. Peter Kirk Community Center: Meets 2nd Mondays every month from 1:30-3pm. Category: Classes & Lectures. Audience: Seniors. Cost: Free. Contact Name: Peter Kirk Community Center Social Worker. Contact Email: jodyd@seniorservices.org. Contact Phone: 425-286-1047. Events Newsletter: Yes. Monday, September 8, 2014, 1:30 PM – 3:00 PM. Peter Kirk Community Center. For more info visit www.northshoreseniorcenter.org.

Monday Night Wine Flights

Every week, Cafe Veloce offers its customers an experience into new featured wines from different regions and makers. Join us any time after 5:00 pm to try all selected wines for only $7.00! Category: Arts & Entertainment. Family. Audience: Singles. Dads. Moms. Seniors. Families. Cost: $7.00. Contact Name: Nick Caluori. Contact Email: friends@cafeveloce.com. Contact Phone: 425-814-2972. Events Newsletter: Yes. Monday, September 8, 2014, 5:00 PM – 9:00 PM. Cafe Veloce 12514 120th Ave NE, Kirkland, WA 98034. For more info visit www.cafeveloce.com.

Say yes to your healthiest best

Manage stress. Eat well. Exercise. Lose weight. Do you need help getting started? Let us guide you along the right path! In this six-week health and wellness series, you will gain best practice knowledge and skills in the areas of stress management, nutrition and physical activity to effectively manage your health and build life-long healthy habits. This hands-on educational experience provides the participant with fitness tools such as stretch bands and pedometers. Throughout the program you will enjoy cooking demonstrations and samples; will participate in light exercise, guided relaxation, and much more! At the time of registration you will be asked to schedule your baseline screening for cholesterol, glucose, blood pressure and body mass index (BMI). Category: Classes & Lectures. Cost: $90. Contact Phone: 425-899-3000. Monday, September 8, 2014, 6:00 PM. EvergreenHealth 12040 NE 128th St Kirkland, WA 98034. For more info visit www.evergreenhealth.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. Monday, September 8, 2014, 7:00 PM – 8:00 PM. 14224 Bel-Red Road Highland Community Center.

An Evening with Susan Szenasy: Talk + Afterparty

The 2014 Seattle Design Festival (Sept. 5-19, citywide) explores the ways design moves us. From place to place, frame to frame, present to future—design is the vehicle of innovation. Join Natalia Ilyin and Thaisa Way as they talk with Susan Szenasy about the work she's done in the last thirty years to engage the design profession and the public in conversations that move us to act. As publisher/editor in chief of Metropolis magazine, Szenasy has affected the ways we view the role of design in the places we live and work, its potential as a catalyst for change, and its power to realize our personal visions. Susan Szenasy will be signing copies of her current book Szenasy, Design Advocate immediately following the discussion thanks to Peter Miller Books. Both the talk and after-party are open to the public. The very special after-party location will be announced at the lecture. Hosted by Cornish College of the Arts and Design in Public. Visit www.seattledesignfestival.org for more information. Category: Arts & Entertainment. Classes & Lectures. Fairs & Festivals. Audience: Singles. College Students. Dads. Moms. Seniors. Cost: Free and open to the public. Contact Name: Design in Public. Contact Email: info@designinpublic.org. Contact Phone: 206-448-4938. Monday, September 8, 2014, 7:30 PM – 8:30 PM. Cornish College of the Arts, Notions Auditorium, 1001 Lenora St, Seattle, WA.

Can You Help Me Find My Cousins? Understanding Autosomal DNA By Mary Kathryn Kozy, President of JGSWS

ABOUT OUR PROGRAM: DNA testing has really come to the fore as a way of helping us break through brick walls and challenges in our genealogical research. Family Tree DNA has one of the largest DNA databases in the world, particularly for Jewish researchers. But other DNA testing companies are now jumping into the mix. In addition to Family Tree DNA’s “FamilyFinder” test, Ancestry, 23andMe, and others also offer autosomal tests. How are these companies the same? How do they differ? What can autosomal DNA testing tell you and what are some techniques you can use to help you interpret the results? Come learn about what autosomal testing can and can’t do for you, some of the challenges with interpreting results in tightly knit communities like the Jewish community (or others, such as Colonial, Mennonite, pioneer, etc.), and what type of work it takes to interpret your results. ABOUT OUR SPEAKER: Mary Kathryn Kozy, President of the Jewish Genealogical Society of Washington State, has worked on her family histo… Category: Classes & Lectures. Family. Organizations. Audience: Teens. Singles. College Students. Dads. Moms. Seniors. Cost: Free. Contact Name: Nancy Adelson. Contact Email: programs@jgsws.org. Events Newsletter: No. Monday, September 8, 2014, 7:30 PM – 9:00 PM. LDS Factoria Building, 4200 - 124th Ave. S.E. Bellevue, WA 98006.

Newport Way Library Association Meeting

Category: Organizations. Contact Name: Newport Way Library Association. Contact Email: newportwaylibraryassociation@gmail.com. Monday, September 8, 2014, 7:30 PM. 14250 SE Newport Way Bellevue, WA 98006.

Experts Advise: Stop Putting Off “The Talk” with Aging Parents

Home Instead Senior Care of Bellevue Offers Free Resources to Bridge the Communication Gap between Adult Children and their Aging Parents Knowing your aging parents’ end-of –life wishes well in advance can save your family years of heartache, bickering, or even legal issues. Yet approximately 80 million Americans1 are so uncomfortable with the topics that arise in these conversations that they’ve delayed the discussion entirely. Senior care service Home Instead, Inc. gathered renowned experts to help make this potentially difficult conversation easier for families; the result was the “40-70 Rule®” Program, which encourages adult children approaching 40 to broach a number of aging and end-of-life topics before their parents turn 70. The 40-70 Rule® Program features an Action Plan for Successful Aging, which provides expert advice to help you and your loved ones start the necessary conversations about the future by providing a framework to guide open and honest family discussions about major aging topics… Category: Classes & Lectures. Family. Organizations. Audience: Dads. Moms. Seniors. Families. Cost: FREE. Contact Name: Bob Megargel. Contact Email: jennifer.elston@fleishman.com. Contact Phone: (425) 454-9744. Tuesday, September 9, 2014. Bellevue Home Instead Senior Care.

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

It’s interactive, kid friendly, and full of teachable and inspirational moments. Bring your family to the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation Visitor Center for a free visit to learn about the work being done to improve lives from Seattle to South Africa. The Visitor Center, through engaging and thought-provoking exhibits, allows parents and children to dive into some of the world’s toughest challenges and learn how to act on their own ideas and solutions. Families can expect hands-on exhibits and spaces to create, explore, and discuss. It’s an experience unlike any other in Seattle. Visit us across the street from the Seattle Center and the iconic Space Needle for an experience that will leave your family hopeful. Arrive curious. Leave inspired. Open Tuesday – Saturday, 10am to 5pm (until 6pm from June 3-August 30) Closed Sunday, Monday, and all U.S. holidays Special hours on Memorial Day weekend and Labor Day weekend: Sunday, May 25, 10am to 5pm Sunday, August 31, 10am to 6pm. Category: Charitable. Organizations. Volunteer. Audience: Kids. Teens. Singles. College Students. Dads. Moms. Seniors. Families. Cost: FREE. Tuesday, September 9, 2014, 10:00 AM – 6:00 PM. 440 5th Ave North Seattle, WA 98109. For more info visit www.gatesfoundation.org.

Featured Artists for September

Art by Adrienne presents "Prisma Me Colorful." Using award-winning creativity, Adrienne presents a colored pencil exhibit that captures the personality in both realism and fantasy. Lena Leitzke presents "Il Sole Italiano" featuring paintings that express her love of Italy through firsthand impressions of Italian life, culture and acrchitecture. 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. Events Newsletter: Yes. Tuesday, September 9, 2014, 11:00 AM – 7:00 PM. 130 Park Lane Kirkland, WA.

Pacific Galleries Auction

Premier Auctions: Antiques & Bellevue Harbor Club Collection Tuesday, September 9th at 5pm Northwest Art & Modern Wednesday, September 10th at 5pm Auction Preview: Saturday & Monday 2-5PM & Tuesday 12-3PM. Our September Premier Auctions features an amazing collection of original paintings from Northwest masters including Sydney Laurence, Kenneth Callahan, George Tsutakawa, Alden Mason, Guy Anderson, William Lee Cumming, & James Washington JR. Other featured artists include Edouard Leon Cortes, Dmitri Nalbandian, Helen Frankenthaler, Rembrandt etchings, and William Goodridge Roberts. Auction highlights also include Modern mid-century furniture, fine jewelry and much more. Pacific Galleries is pleased to present a collection of items, including fine art, from the Bellevue Harbor Club for both auction nights. Category: Arts & Entertainment. Fairs & Festivals. Audience: Kids. Teens. Singles. College Students. Dads. Moms. Seniors. Families. Contact Name: Pacific Galleries Auction. Contact Email: PacificGalleries@pacgal.com. Contact Phone: 206.441.9990. Events Newsletter: Yes. Tuesday, September 9, 2014, 5:00 PM – 8:00 PM. 241 South Lander St. Seattle,WA. 98134.

Cascade Chapter Daughters of the American Revolution Monthly Meeting

Program: Kate Duncan Smith (KDS) DAR School Theme: Education/Heritage/NSDAR Speaker: Heather Green, Executive Director, and Tammy Clemons, Alabama State DAR Schools Chair, will share their work and the lives of the children at KDS. Come learn about DAR's focus on education and the reasons so many have lent their hearts, time and financial support to help KDS students. Our Washington State DAR Schools Chair, Jacqueline Riddell, will have "Three Wise Owls" pins available so you can show your support for DAR Schools. Category: Charitable. Classes & Lectures. Family. Government. Organizations. Schools. Volunteer. Cost: $24.00. Contact Name: Lanabeth Horgen. Contact Email: lanabeth@lanabethhorgen.com. Contact Phone: (425) 223-5392. Tuesday, September 9, 2014, 5:15 PM – 8:15 PM. Please contact Lanabeth Horgen, Regent at (425) 223-5392 for RSVP and location.

Bastyr University Open House - Continuing Education Programs

It’s Free! Spend an enlightening evening exploring a variety of our non-credit certificate and training programs. Meet the instructors. Ask the questions you’ve been pondering. Enjoy mini-workshops on two of the topics of your choice. General public, health care professionals, students, friends and family are welcome! Pre-registration is required. Please see our website for more information on the programs offered and to register for this free event: http://www.bastyr.edu/civicrm/event/info?id=1128&reset=1. Category: Arts & Entertainment. Classes & Lectures. Schools. Audience: College Students. Dads. Moms. Seniors. Cost: Free and open to the public. Contact Name: Bastyr University Continuing Education Dept. Contact Email: continuinged@bastyr.edu. Contact Phone: (425) 602-3152. Tuesday, September 9, 2014, 6:00 PM – 9:00 PM. Bastyr University 14500 Juanita Dr. NE Kenmore, WA 98028-4966. For more info visit www.bastyr.edu.

Experts Advise: Stop Putting Off “The Talk” with Aging Parents

Home Instead Senior Care of Bellevue Offers Free Resources to Bridge the Communication Gap between Adult Children and their Aging Parents Knowing your aging parents’ end-of –life wishes well in advance can save your family years of heartache, bickering, or even legal issues. Yet approximately 80 million Americans1 are so uncomfortable with the topics that arise in these conversations that they’ve delayed the discussion entirely. Senior care service Home Instead, Inc. gathered renowned experts to help make this potentially difficult conversation easier for families; the result was the “40-70 Rule®” Program, which encourages adult children approaching 40 to broach a number of aging and end-of-life topics before their parents turn 70. The 40-70 Rule® Program features an Action Plan for Successful Aging, which provides expert advice to help you and your loved ones start the necessary conversations about the future by providing a framework to guide open and honest family discussions about major aging topics… Category: Classes & Lectures. Family. Organizations. Audience: Dads. Moms. Seniors. Families. Cost: FREE. Contact Name: Bob Megargel. Contact Email: jennifer.elston@fleishman.com. Contact Phone: (425) 454-9744. Wednesday, September 10, 2014. Bellevue Home Instead Senior Care.

Cardio Sculpt & Core Power Ball Fitness Class

Join us on Mondays and Wed for this fun and challenging workout that will push you while using cardio intervals of step, plyometrics & weights. On Fridays join us for this full-body stability, strength, and cardio workout. Training will use exercise ball, weights and body weight to increase core strength and fitness. All levels are welcome and we provide free childcare. Please see our website for more information. Category: Sports & Recreation. Audience: Teens. Singles. College Students. Dads. Moms. Seniors. Families. Cost: Suggested Donation $6/class. Contact Name: Gretchen Frederick. Contact Email: Gfrederick@belpres.org. Contact Phone: 425-454-3082. Wednesday, September 10, 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. Wednesday, September 10, 2014, 10:00 AM – 6:00 PM. 440 5th Ave North Seattle, WA 98109. For more info visit www.gatesfoundation.org.

Alzheimer's Association Bellevue Day Caregiver Support Group

Caring for someone with memory loss? Need support and information? Alzheimer’s Association caregiver support groups provide a place for caregivers to learn and gain support from others caring for a person with memory loss. Support groups also serve as an opportunity for participants to receive information on care management, available services, and current research and treatment options. A free support group for unpaid care partners, family members and friends of individuals with memory loss is held the 2nd Wednesday of each month from 1:30-3:00pm at St. Andrews Lutheran Church, 2650 148th Ave. SE, Room 1E2, Bellevue, WA 98007. Contact facilitator Ruth Hansing at 206.232.2537 for details. Category: Organizations. Cost: Free. Contact Name: Ruth Hansing. Contact Phone: 206-232-2537. Wednesday, September 10, 2014, 1:30 PM – 3:00 PM. St. Andrews Lutheran Church, 2650 148th Ave. SE, Room 1E2, Bellevue, WA 98007. For more info visit www.alzwa.org.

Teen Volunteer Council Meeting

Get volunteer credit by helping out at the library. Work with the Teen Services Librarian on special library related projects. Bring a friend! Meets the second Wednesday every month. Category: Volunteer. Audience: Teens. Contact Name: Newport Way Library. Contact Phone: 425-747-2390. Wednesday, September 10, 2014, 1:30 PM. 14250 SE Newport Way Bellevue, WA 98006.

Alzheimer's Association Caregiver Support Group

Caring for someone with memory loss? Alzheimer’s Association caregiver support groups provide a place for caregivers to learn and gain support from others caring for a person with memory loss. Support groups also serve as an opportunity for participants to receive information on care management, available services, and current research and treatment options. A free support group for unpaid care partners, family members and friends of individuals with memory loss is held the 2nd Wednesday each month from 1:30 - 3:00 pm of at the Saint Andrew’s Lutheran Church, 2650 148th Ave SE, Room 1E2, Bellevue, WA 98007. Contact Ruth Hansing at (206) 232 - 2537 for details. Category: Classes & Lectures. Family. Audience: Seniors. Families. Cost: Free. Contact Name: Ruth Hansing. Contact Phone: (206) 232 - 2537. Wednesday, September 10, 2014, 1:30 PM – 3:00 PM. Saint Andrew’s Lutheran Church, 2650 148th Ave SE, Room 1E2, Bellevue, WA 98007.

Healthy Living and Lifestyle

Families with children ages 8 to 12, you are invited to an event to learn about YMCA programs supporting healthy living and lifestyle, tips about diet and exercise from International Community Health Services and fun activities like Kinect to promote active movement. Wednesday, September 10, 2014, 4:00PM to 6:00PM Microsoft Store in Bellevue Square. Category: Family. Organizations. Schools. Sports & Recreation. Audience: Kids. Teens. Families. Cost: FREE. Contact Name: Charlotte Anthony. Contact Email: charlotte@eastsidepathways.org. Contact Phone: 425-647-4858. Wednesday, September 10, 2014, 4:00 PM – 6:00 PM. Microsoft Store, Bellevue Square 116 Bellevue Way SE, Bellevue, WA 98004. For more info visit www.eventbrite.com.

Pacific Galleries Auction

Premier Auctions: Antiques & Bellevue Harbor Club Collection Tuesday, September 9th at 5pm Northwest Art & Modern Wednesday, September 10th at 5pm Auction Preview: Saturday & Monday 2-5PM & Tuesday 12-3PM. Our September Premier Auctions features an amazing collection of original paintings from Northwest masters including Sydney Laurence, Kenneth Callahan, George Tsutakawa, Alden Mason, Guy Anderson, William Lee Cumming, & James Washington JR. Other featured artists include Edouard Leon Cortes, Dmitri Nalbandian, Helen Frankenthaler, Rembrandt etchings, and William Goodridge Roberts. Auction highlights also include Modern mid-century furniture, fine jewelry and much more. Pacific Galleries is pleased to present a collection of items, including fine art, from the Bellevue Harbor Club for both auction nights. Category: Arts & Entertainment. Fairs & Festivals. Audience: Kids. Teens. Singles. College Students. Dads. Moms. Seniors. Families. Contact Name: Pacific Galleries Auction. Contact Email: PacificGalleries@pacgal.com. Contact Phone: 206.441.9990. Events Newsletter: Yes. Wednesday, September 10, 2014, 5:00 PM – 8:00 PM. 241 South Lander St. Seattle,WA. 98134.

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, September 10, 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.

Residence XII Intervention Education Class

Intervention can save the life of an alcoholic or drug addict. There is no more loving action a family member or friend can provide to someone who is sick with the disease of addition. Learn more at this Intervention Classes taught by Certified Chemical Dependency Counselors who are experienced interventionists with many years of experience working with families, friends, clergy, employers and other who want help dealing with addiction issues. Category: Classes & Lectures. Audience: Singles. College Students. Dads. Moms. Families. Cost: Free. Contact Name: Nicci Noteboom. Contact Email: nnoteboom@residencexii.org. Contact Phone: 425-823-8844. Events Newsletter: Yes. Wednesday, September 10, 2014, 6:00 PM – 7:30 PM. 12029 113th Ave NE, Kirkland WA 98034. For more info visit www.residencexii.org.

Study Zone

Grades K-12. Need homework help? Drop in for free tutoring at the library. Open to students in grades K-12 who need help with any subject or anyone up to age 21 studying for their GED. You can also study on your own. Category: Volunteer. Audience: Kids. Teens. Cost: Free. Contact Name: Newport Way Library. Contact Phone: 425-747-2390. Wednesday, September 10, 2014, 6:30 PM – 8:30 PM. 14250 SE Newport Way Bellevue, WA 98006.

21 Acres: Pick and Prepare- A Local Farm-to-Table Adventure

At 21 Acres you can experience farm to table firsthand during this 3 class series taking place on three Wednesdays: August 27th, September 3rd, and September 10th. Learn the inner workings of a certified organic farm, where foods travel from, and how that affects their nutrition and our health. Each class will finish in the kitchen where you will assist our expert chefs in preparing, cooking, and best of all eating a farm fresh meal. ◊ Class 1: Learn about sustainable and traditional farming techniques and how the 21 Acres farm practices sustainability. Then join our chefs to make a roasted summer salad. ◊ Class 2: Discuss the difference between sustainable and conventional farming. Also learn how far most of our food has to travel and the impact that has on taste, nutrition, and the environment. Then back to the kitchen for a seasonal soup. ◊ Class 3: As fall creeps up, head to the market to learn about canning and preserving with our chefs. After a quick tutorial head back to the kitchen for a hand… Category: Classes & Lectures. Cost: $60. Contact Name: Deb. Contact Email: deb@21acres.org. Contact Phone: 425-481-1500. Wednesday, September 10, 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 21acrespickandprepare.eventbrite.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. Wednesday, September 10, 2014, 7:00 PM – 8:00 PM. 14224 Bel-Red Road Highland Community Center.

Experts Advise: Stop Putting Off “The Talk” with Aging Parents

Home Instead Senior Care of Bellevue Offers Free Resources to Bridge the Communication Gap between Adult Children and their Aging Parents Knowing your aging parents’ end-of –life wishes well in advance can save your family years of heartache, bickering, or even legal issues. Yet approximately 80 million Americans1 are so uncomfortable with the topics that arise in these conversations that they’ve delayed the discussion entirely. Senior care service Home Instead, Inc. gathered renowned experts to help make this potentially difficult conversation easier for families; the result was the “40-70 Rule®” Program, which encourages adult children approaching 40 to broach a number of aging and end-of-life topics before their parents turn 70. The 40-70 Rule® Program features an Action Plan for Successful Aging, which provides expert advice to help you and your loved ones start the necessary conversations about the future by providing a framework to guide open and honest family discussions about major aging topics… Category: Classes & Lectures. Family. Organizations. Audience: Dads. Moms. Seniors. Families. Cost: FREE. Contact Name: Bob Megargel. Contact Email: jennifer.elston@fleishman.com. Contact Phone: (425) 454-9744. Thursday, September 11, 2014. Bellevue Home Instead Senior Care.

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

It’s interactive, kid friendly, and full of teachable and inspirational moments. Bring your family to the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation Visitor Center for a free visit to learn about the work being done to improve lives from Seattle to South Africa. The Visitor Center, through engaging and thought-provoking exhibits, allows parents and children to dive into some of the world’s toughest challenges and learn how to act on their own ideas and solutions. Families can expect hands-on exhibits and spaces to create, explore, and discuss. It’s an experience unlike any other in Seattle. Visit us across the street from the Seattle Center and the iconic Space Needle for an experience that will leave your family hopeful. Arrive curious. Leave inspired. Open Tuesday – Saturday, 10am to 5pm (until 6pm from June 3-August 30) Closed Sunday, Monday, and all U.S. holidays Special hours on Memorial Day weekend and Labor Day weekend: Sunday, May 25, 10am to 5pm Sunday, August 31, 10am to 6pm. Category: Charitable. Organizations. Volunteer. Audience: Kids. Teens. Singles. College Students. Dads. Moms. Seniors. Families. Cost: FREE. Thursday, September 11, 2014, 10:00 AM – 6:00 PM. 440 5th Ave North Seattle, WA 98109. For more info visit www.gatesfoundation.org.

Japanese Story Times

Stories, songs and rhymes in Japanese. Category: Arts & Entertainment. Audience: Kids. Families. Contact Name: Newport Way Library. Contact Phone: 425-747-2390. Thursday, September 11, 2014, 10:30 AM. 14250 SE Newport Way Bellevue, WA 98006.

Women's Business Exchange Networking Dinner

Women’s Business Exchange Annual Dinner Networking Event September 11, 2014 5:30 – 9:30 p.m. Women’s University Club “Restoring our City, Restoring Connections, Restoring Ourselves” Featuring Andrea Brenneke, Director of Restorative Justice for the City of Seattle Restorative Justice. Restorative Practices. Communities can come together to repair harm, heal, and restore balance after painful conflict or crime occurs. During our annual evening gala and celebration, Andrea Brenneke will inspire us to be part of an emerging network embracing this transformative practice in Seattle/King County and beyond. Evolving with humanity, many Restorative Practices, such as Justice Circles, have deep roots in indigenous cultures and traditions. Finding revival today, they offer a positive alternative to punitive justice and result in safer, more equitable, empowered, and resilient communities. When people and relationships are violated, resolution is found in understanding and accountability versus blame and pun… Category: Arts & Entertainment. Classes & Lectures. Government. Organizations. Political. Service Clubs. Audience: Teens. Singles. College Students. Dads. Moms. Seniors. Cost: $85-125. Contact Name: Elaine Smith. Contact Email: info@wbex.org. Contact Phone: 206-696-1506. Events Newsletter: Yes. Thursday, September 11, 2014, 5:30 PM – 9:30 PM. Women's University Club 1105 6th Avenue Seattle, WA.

Cooking Class: Small plates, TUSCAN style!

Chef Carol has returned from her latest trip to Tuscany, bring back all new recipes for fabuous Tuscan specialties! So many dishes to taste, the we have opted for a small plates style menu, so that you can make the most of the repast! MENU: Mini caffe shakerato- a refreshing cockail Dateri ai gorgonzola- gorgonzola stuffed dates Gelitina di pomodoro- tomato “jelly” Gnocchi repieni- potato pillows w/ pesto Melanzane gratinate- eggplant “casseroles” Pantesca- seasonal fish w/ veggies Budino al cioccolata- espresso mousse. Category: Arts & Entertainment. Classes & Lectures. Schools. Audience: Teens. Singles. College Students. Dads. Moms. Seniors. Families. Cost: $100. Contact Name: Tara Tompkins. Contact Email: Tara_tompkins1@hotmail.com. Contact Phone: 425-221-7787. Thursday, September 11, 2014, 6:00 PM – 9:00 PM. Sizzleworks 14111 NE 24th PL Bellevue, WA 98007.

Study Zone

Grades K-12. Need homework help? Drop in for free tutoring at the library. Open to students in grades K-12 who need help with any subject or anyone up to age 21 studying for their GED. You can also study on your own. Category: Volunteer. Audience: Kids. Teens. Cost: Free. Contact Name: Newport Way Library. Contact Phone: 425-747-2390. Thursday, September 11, 2014, 6:30 PM – 8:30 PM. 14250 SE Newport Way Bellevue, WA 98006.

Alzheimer's Association Caregiver Support Group

Caring for someone with memory loss? Need support and information? Alzheimer’s Association caregiver support groups provide a place for caregivers to learn and gain support from others caring for a person with memory loss. Support groups also serve as an opportunity for participants to receive information on care management, available services, and current research and treatment options. A free support group for unpaid care partners, family members and friends of individuals with memory loss is held the 2nd Thursday of each month from 6:30-8:00pm at Faith United Methodist Church, Upper Building, 3924 Issaquah-Pine Lake Rd. Issaquah, WA 98029. Contact facilitator Barbara Bailie at 206.617.1936 for details. Category: Organizations. Cost: Free. Contact Name: Barbara Bailie. Contact Phone: 206-617-1936. Thursday, September 11, 2014, 6:30 PM – 8:00 PM. Faith United Methodist Church, Upper Building, 3924 Issaquah-Pine Lake Rd. Issaquah, WA 98029. For more info visit www.alzwa.org.

Eastside Genealogical Society Meeting

Topic: “Washington State Library, Washington State Archives, Digital Archives, and Scribe, a volunteer transcribing and indexing project”. The speakers will be Kathryn Devine from the WA State Library & Tracy Rebstock from the WA State Archives, who will discuss various genealogical resources at their locations & Amber Raney from the WA State Archives, who will tell us about the Scribe project. Doors open at 6:30 pm for networking . See our website for FREE genealogical help and other Special Interest Groups. Visitors are always welcome. Category: Classes & Lectures. Family. Organizations. Audience: Singles. College Students. Dads. Moms. Seniors. Cost: Free. Thursday, September 11, 2014, 7:00 PM – 9:00 PM. Bellevue Regional Library, Room 1, 1111 – 110th Ave NE Bellevue 98004. For more info visit www.rootsweb.ancestry.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. Thursday, September 11, 2014, 7:00 PM – 8:00 PM. 14224 Bel-Red Road Highland Community Center.

Intro to Squre Dance

The Samena Squares dance club is offering an evening for people wanting to find about square dancing on the Eastside. If you like to dance, like the variety of music (not all country western), and want a fun activity to do with friends, square dancing is for you! Learning and remembering new square dance calls presents some mental challenge and you even burn some calories at the same time. We hope some of you might want to join in on square dancing this year. Please join us at a square dance lessons information evening on Sept. 11th 7:00 PM at the Juantia Community Club. Category: Arts & Entertainment. Classes & Lectures. Contact Name: Susan Muhm. Contact Email: sgmuhm@gmail.com. Contact Phone: 425 486 4373. Events Newsletter: Yes. Thursday, September 11, 2014, 7:00 PM – 9:00 PM. Juanita Community Club 13027 100th Ave. NE Kirkland.

Walk With Your Libraries

Walk With Your Libraries Isn't it time to get moving? Exercise your mind and body with your library's collection and custom walking maps. For fun, for fitness, for life, walk with your libraries! Please visit guides.kcls.org/walkwithyourlibrary or call the library at 425.486.7811 for more information. Category: Sports & Recreation. Cost: Free. Friday, September 12, 2014. King County Library System.

Experts Advise: Stop Putting Off “The Talk” with Aging Parents

Home Instead Senior Care of Bellevue Offers Free Resources to Bridge the Communication Gap between Adult Children and their Aging Parents Knowing your aging parents’ end-of –life wishes well in advance can save your family years of heartache, bickering, or even legal issues. Yet approximately 80 million Americans1 are so uncomfortable with the topics that arise in these conversations that they’ve delayed the discussion entirely. Senior care service Home Instead, Inc. gathered renowned experts to help make this potentially difficult conversation easier for families; the result was the “40-70 Rule®” Program, which encourages adult children approaching 40 to broach a number of aging and end-of-life topics before their parents turn 70. The 40-70 Rule® Program features an Action Plan for Successful Aging, which provides expert advice to help you and your loved ones start the necessary conversations about the future by providing a framework to guide open and honest family discussions about major aging topics… Category: Classes & Lectures. Family. Organizations. Audience: Dads. Moms. Seniors. Families. Cost: FREE. Contact Name: Bob Megargel. Contact Email: jennifer.elston@fleishman.com. Contact Phone: (425) 454-9744. Friday, September 12, 2014. Bellevue Home Instead Senior Care.

Zumba Gold

ZUMBA® GOLD just as our regular ZUMBA® classes creates a party like atmosphere that is incredibly fun, different, is so easy to follow, that EVERYONE of all ages can do it! Participants in this low impact class enjoy rhythms such as: Merengue, Salsa, Cumbia, Belly Dance, Mambo, Tango, Cha Cha along with other fun an exciting rhythms and dances. The Zumba Gold program improves balance, flexibility and cardiovascular strength with its unique program. Zumba Gold was designed to teach the basic dance steps to anyone, even those requiring chairs or wheel chairs. Zumba Gold provides an appropriate workout for the sedentary population. This Class will be held at the Redmond Senior Center starts January 11th 2013. The classes are run on a monthly basis and work out to $5.00 per class or you can do a drop in for $7.00. Please call the Senior Center on 425 556 2314 to sign up. Beginners are very welcome no previous experience required. Category: Classes & Lectures. Audience: Singles. College Students. Moms. Seniors. Cost: Classes are $5.00 per class in advance or $7.00 drop in. Contact Name: Teresa Osborn. Contact Email: teresa_o@teresaosborn.com. Contact Phone: 425 861 6729. Friday, September 12, 2014, 9:00 AM – 9:45 AM. Redmond Senior Center 8703 160th Avenue NE Redmond, WA 98052. For more info visit teresaosborn.zumba.com.

Cardio Sculpt & Core Power Ball Fitness Class

Join us on Mondays and Wed for this fun and challenging workout that will push you while using cardio intervals of step, plyometrics & weights. On Fridays join us for this full-body stability, strength, and cardio workout. Training will use exercise ball, weights and body weight to increase core strength and fitness. All levels are welcome and we provide free childcare. Please see our website for more information. Category: Sports & Recreation. Audience: Teens. Singles. College Students. Dads. Moms. Seniors. Families. Cost: Suggested Donation $6/class. Contact Name: Gretchen Frederick. Contact Email: Gfrederick@belpres.org. Contact Phone: 425-454-3082. Friday, September 12, 2014, 9:30 AM – 10:30 AM. Bellevue Presbyterian Church 1717 Bellevue Way NE Bellevue, WA 98004. For more info visit www.belpres.org.

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

It’s interactive, kid friendly, and full of teachable and inspirational moments. Bring your family to the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation Visitor Center for a free visit to learn about the work being done to improve lives from Seattle to South Africa. The Visitor Center, through engaging and thought-provoking exhibits, allows parents and children to dive into some of the world’s toughest challenges and learn how to act on their own ideas and solutions. Families can expect hands-on exhibits and spaces to create, explore, and discuss. It’s an experience unlike any other in Seattle. Visit us across the street from the Seattle Center and the iconic Space Needle for an experience that will leave your family hopeful. Arrive curious. Leave inspired. Open Tuesday – Saturday, 10am to 5pm (until 6pm from June 3-August 30) Closed Sunday, Monday, and all U.S. holidays Special hours on Memorial Day weekend and Labor Day weekend: Sunday, May 25, 10am to 5pm Sunday, August 31, 10am to 6pm. Category: Charitable. Organizations. Volunteer. Audience: Kids. Teens. Singles. College Students. Dads. Moms. Seniors. Families. Cost: FREE. Friday, September 12, 2014, 10:00 AM – 6:00 PM. 440 5th Ave North Seattle, WA 98109. For more info visit www.gatesfoundation.org.

Seattle Waterfront Arts Market

Browse through work from dozens of artists. Find hand crafted jewelry, candles, teas, soaps, photography, scarves, collages, posters, bags, knit items, shirts, baskets, clay and found object sculptures, leather pieces, cards, henna, caricatures, and more. Every Friday, Saturday and Sunday, June 6th to September 14th, from 10am to dusk. Category: Arts & Entertainment. Audience: Kids. Teens. Singles. College Students. Dads. Moms. Seniors. Families. Cost: Free. Contact Name: Liz Van Bemmel. Contact Email: lvanbemmel@kirklandartscenter.org. Contact Phone: 425-822-7161 x. 101. Friday, September 12, 2014, 10:00 AM – 7:00 PM. The Great Seattle Wheel 1301 Alaskan Way Seattle, WA 98101.

Chinese Play & Learn

Free play, circle time, arts and crafts. Category: Arts & Entertainment. Audience: Kids. Families. Contact Name: Newport Way Library. Contact Phone: 425-747-2390. Friday, September 12, 2014, 10:30 AM. 14250 SE Newport Way Bellevue, WA 98006.

SEAPEX - Seattle Philatelic Exhibition

Philatelic (Stamp Collecting) exhibits (140+ frames) and bourse. There will be a "What's in your Attic" table for people to bring their collections and have them evaluated. Plenty of free parking. Category: Fairs & Festivals. Audience: Kids. Teens. Singles. College Students. Dads. Moms. Seniors. Families. Cost: free. Contact Name: Eric Bustad. Contact Email: seapex@comcast.net. Contact Phone: 425 894 7673. Friday, September 12, 2014, 11:00 AM – 5:00 PM. Tukwila Community Center 12424 42nd Avenue South Tukwila, WA 98168. For more info visit seapexshow.org.

Croquet Introductory Session

For newcomers to croquet, we offer a 2 hour session on the lawns for $50 per person. In each session there will be at least 4 players (club croquet is a game for 4 players, one to play each of the 4 balls – blue, red, black and yellow). All equipment is provided and light refreshment is available in the clubhouse. Dress casually (the croquet “whites” which you will see in our photo section are worn only in tournaments). The only dress requirement is “no stiletto heels!!” Our groundskeeper maintains smoothly manicured lawns. Wear flat soled shoes to keep him happy. Your instructor will give you a brief introduction to golf croquet, a fast moving game which has become increasingly popular in recent years. After that you will be mallet in hand in the thick of a game. To reserve your place in a session call us at (425) 444-2369. Category: Family. Sports & Recreation. Audience: Kids. Teens. Singles. Cost: $50. Contact Name: Anne Taves. Contact Email: ataves@pnwsoft.com. Contact Phone: 425-444-2369. Friday, September 12, 2014, 5:00 PM. Puguet Sound Croquet lub. For more info visit pugetsoundcroquet.com.

Girls Just Want to Have Fun at Kirkland Arts Center

Join us Friday, September 12th at Kirkland Arts Center for Girls Just Want to Have Fun! Dress in your funky hat and feather boa and join us for a girly bazaar with spa packages, makeup and hair products and fashionable clothing. Appetizers, wine and door prizes complete the evening for the ultimate girls’ night out! Doors open at 7:00pm. Adults only. Category: Arts & Entertainment. Cost: $25 in advance, $30 at the door. Contact Name: Jenny Lee. Contact Email: jlee@kirklandartscenter.org. Contact Phone: 425-822-7161 x. 106. Events Newsletter: Yes. Friday, September 12, 2014, 7:00 PM – 9:00 PM. Kirkland Arts Center 620 Market Street Kirkland, WA 98033. For more info visit www.kirklandartscenter.org.

Seattle Musical Theatre at Magnusen Park

Winner of five Tony Awards and based on Miguel de Cervantes’s picaresque novel Don Quixote, MAN OF LA MANCHA begins when Cervantes is thrown into an Inquisitor’s prison with his comedic companion Sancho. Set upon by desperate and dangerous muleteers who put him on trial, Cervantes transforms into Don Quixote, the man of La Mancha, the impossible dreamer, regaling them with his past gallant adventures. During the play-within-a-play, Quixote declares the prison’s streetwise prostitute, Aldonza, as the fair lady Dulcinea, and insists that within everyone is a divine spark worth fighting, and dying, for. Category: Arts & Entertainment. Theater. Cost: $20-$35. Contact Name: Seattle Musical Theatre. Contact Phone: 1-800-838-3006. Events Newsletter: Yes. Friday, September 12, 2014, 7:30 PM. 7120 62nd Ave NE Building 47 Seattle, WA 98115, located in Magnuson Park.

CRUZ-IN CAR SHOW at EVERGREEN

Shine and Show Car Show open to the entire family. Free admission. Free parking. Hot rods, classics, muscle cars, trucks and motorcycles. Multiple trophies, goody bags ,raffles, door prizes, dash plaques. Hamburgers, hot dogs and soda available for purchase. Play area for kids. Registration at 8:00 a.m. Show starts at 10:00. Trophy presentation at 2:30 p.m. $10.00 entry fee per vehicle. Category: Fairs & Festivals. Audience: Kids. Teens. Singles. College Students. Dads. Moms. Seniors. Families. Cost: Free. Contact Name: Greg Kline. Contact Email: bluvelle65@aol.com. Contact Phone: 425-231-9872. Events Newsletter: Yes. Saturday, September 13, 2014. Evergreen Community Church 3429 240th SE Bothell,Wa. For more info visit www.ourevergreen.org.

Experts Advise: Stop Putting Off “The Talk” with Aging Parents

Home Instead Senior Care of Bellevue Offers Free Resources to Bridge the Communication Gap between Adult Children and their Aging Parents Knowing your aging parents’ end-of –life wishes well in advance can save your family years of heartache, bickering, or even legal issues. Yet approximately 80 million Americans1 are so uncomfortable with the topics that arise in these conversations that they’ve delayed the discussion entirely. Senior care service Home Instead, Inc. gathered renowned experts to help make this potentially difficult conversation easier for families; the result was the “40-70 Rule®” Program, which encourages adult children approaching 40 to broach a number of aging and end-of-life topics before their parents turn 70. The 40-70 Rule® Program features an Action Plan for Successful Aging, which provides expert advice to help you and your loved ones start the necessary conversations about the future by providing a framework to guide open and honest family discussions about major aging topics… Category: Classes & Lectures. Family. Organizations. Audience: Dads. Moms. Seniors. Families. Cost: FREE. Contact Name: Bob Megargel. Contact Email: jennifer.elston@fleishman.com. Contact Phone: (425) 454-9744. Saturday, September 13, 2014. Bellevue Home Instead Senior Care.

The Exotics are here!

Exotics at Redmond Town center is a gathering of exotic car owners, enthusiasts, and has grown to become the largest weekly car gathering north of Los Angeles. Be sure to check out the Exotics at RTC every Saturday* at 9am in the south parking lot. *Weather dependent SPECIAL EVENTS (held in Center Street Plaza) • British Car Day – June 14th • Porsche & German Car Day – July 26th • Ferrari & Italian Car Day – August 23rd. Category: Family. Outdoor. Sports & Recreation. Audience: Kids. Teens. Singles. College Students. Dads. Moms. Seniors. Families. Cost: Free. Contact Phone: (425) 869-2640. Saturday, September 13, 2014, 9:00 AM – 11:00 AM. Redmond Town Center. For more info visit www.exoticsat.com.

The Exotics are here!

Exotics at Redmond Town Center is a gathering of exotic car owners, enthusiasts, and has grown to become the largest weekly car gathering north of Los Angeles. Be sure to check out the Exotics at RTC every Saturday* at 9am in the south parking lot. *weather dependent SPECIAL EVENTS (held in Center Street Plaza) • Porsche & German Car Day – August 2nd • British Car Day – August 23rd http://www.exoticsat.com http://facebook.com/RedmondTownCenter. Category: Family. Outdoor. Sports & Recreation. Audience: Kids. Teens. Singles. College Students. Dads. Moms. Seniors. Families. Cost: Free. Contact Email: GuestServices@redmondtowncenter.com. Contact Phone: (425) 869-2640. Saturday, September 13, 2014, 9:00 AM – 11:00 AM. Redmond Town Center - 7525 166th Ave. NE. For more info visit www.exoticsat.com.

Autumn Parent-Tot

Simplicity Parent-Tot offers a time and place to step back from the busy pace of daily life and share intentional time with your child, age birth to three years old. Parents, grandparents, nannies and other caregivers are invited to experience our unhurried and relaxing morning playgroups while making connections with other little ones and their parents. Our conversations explore helpful resources for child development and the large and sometimes overwhelming job that is called, "parenting." We often refer to learning and communication styles, Simplicity Parenting, Waldorf education, Montessori, Slow Parenting, Real Discipline, Compassionate Response, and Attachment-Based Development. Our morning rhythm includes creative free play, simple songs and verses, organic whole foods teatime, story time, mutually supportive parenting discussions, and optional handwork/crafting activities for the adults. Please dress your child in short sleeves, long-sleeves, and sweater layers so that we can adjust for temperat… Category: Classes & Lectures. Family. Schools. Audience: Kids. Dads. Moms. Seniors. Families. Cost: $300. Contact Name: Briana Bennitt. Contact Email: info@simplicitylearning.org. Contact Phone: 425.614.0145. Saturday, September 13, 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. Saturday, September 13, 2014, 10:00 AM – 6:00 PM. 440 5th Ave North Seattle, WA 98109. For more info visit www.gatesfoundation.org.

Iris Sale

King County Iris Society Annual Beardless Iris Sale - Saturday, September 13, from 10:00 to 4:00 at Crossroads Bellevue, 15600 NE 8th St. Bellevue. There will be many varieties of unusual, hard to find, and newer introductions of beardless iris - Siberian, Pacific Coast Natives, Spuria, Japanese, Louisiana, and species crosses, most of which are unavailable elsewhere locally. The rhizomes that are sold are freshly dug, and will reestablish themselves quickly. Prices are very reasonable. Experts will be available to provide growing information. More information can be found at www.kcis.org. Category: Fairs & Festivals. Outdoor. Audience: Families. Cost: $4 and up. Contact Name: Mike Ewanciw. Contact Email: mikewan@aol.com. Contact Phone: 206-683-9665. Saturday, September 13, 2014, 10:00 AM – 4:00 PM. Crossroads Bellevue.

Seattle Waterfront Arts Market

Browse through work from dozens of artists. Find hand crafted jewelry, candles, teas, soaps, photography, scarves, collages, posters, bags, knit items, shirts, baskets, clay and found object sculptures, leather pieces, cards, henna, caricatures, and more. Every Friday, Saturday and Sunday, June 6th to September 14th, from 10am to dusk. Category: Arts & Entertainment. Audience: Kids. Teens. Singles. College Students. Dads. Moms. Seniors. Families. Cost: Free. Contact Name: Liz Van Bemmel. Contact Email: lvanbemmel@kirklandartscenter.org. Contact Phone: 425-822-7161 x. 101. Saturday, September 13, 2014, 10:00 AM – 7:00 PM. The Great Seattle Wheel 1301 Alaskan Way Seattle, WA 98101.

FREE Helmet Fitting and Giveaway

Kids ages 1 to 18 can be fit for and receive a FREE bike helmet. One per person, wearer must be present and fitted to receive a helmet. Quantities are limited; first come, first served. Category: Charitable. Family. Sports & Recreation. Audience: Kids. Teens. Dads. Moms. Families. Cost: FREE. Contact Name: Carly Walsh. Contact Email: carly.walsh@seattlechildrens.org. Contact Phone: 206-987-1569. Saturday, September 13, 2014, 10:00 AM – 1:00 PM. KOHL's 18405 Alderwood Mall Pkwy, Lynnwood, Wa 98046.

Fall Fireworks-Plants with Great Fall Color

When one thinks of fall color they usually think of maples and aspen. There are many more plants that will give a garden a bright spot or two in the fall. Susie Egan will help you select some plant that will send your garden into winter with a bang. Category: Classes & Lectures. Audience: Teens. Singles. College Students. Dads. Moms. Seniors. Cost: Free. Contact Name: Mary Osborne. Contact Email: rosborne60@aol.com. Contact Phone: 425-485-5942. Saturday, September 13, 2014, 10:30 AM – 12:00 PM. Master Gardener's Urban Demonstration Garden 15500 SE 16th St. Bellevue, WA 98007. For more info visit www.mgfkc.org.

SEAPEX - Seattle Philatelic Exhibition

Philatelic (Stamp Collecting) exhibits (140+ frames) and bourse. There will be a "What's in your Attic" table for people to bring their collections and have them evaluated. Plenty of free parking. Category: Fairs & Festivals. Audience: Kids. Teens. Singles. College Students. Dads. Moms. Seniors. Families. Cost: free. Contact Name: Eric Bustad. Contact Email: seapex@comcast.net. Contact Phone: 425 894 7673. Saturday, September 13, 2014, 11:00 AM – 5:00 PM. Tukwila Community Center 12424 42nd Avenue South Tukwila, WA 98168. For more info visit seapexshow.org.

Husky Cruise 2014 - Illinois - Boarding 11:00 AM

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. Tickets are $52 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 $66 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 game only. **All times are based on game time and are tentative and subject to… Category: Sports & Recreation. Audience: Kids. Teens. Singles. College Students. Dads. Moms. Seniors. Families. Events Newsletter: Yes. Saturday, September 13, 2014, 11:00 AM – 4:00 PM. Woodmark Hotel 1200 Carillon Point Kirkland, WA 98033. For more info visit www.thewoodmark.com.

Cedar River Cellars | wine tasting

Cedar River Cellars is a small, but growing, award winning winery. And to fully experience Northwest-style wines, we invite you to encounter them in a tranquil and natural environment, among old-growth cedars at our charming, intimate park-like tasting venue. A rejuvenating retreat is just a bottle-opener and a few minutes away from Sea-Tac airport or downtown Seattle. Come and picnic with the whole family, enjoy a complimentary tasting, and get the complete hometown winery experience. We are open most Saturday and Sunday 12-5pm (M-F by appointment if available). Check Facebook or website for any change or call Heather at 206-240-9394. Category: Family. Outdoor. Audience: Singles. Dads. Moms. Seniors. Families. Cost: $7 tasting fee waived with purchase. Contact Name: Heather Nasarow. Contact Email: Heather@CedarRiverCellars.com. Contact Phone: 206-240-9394. Events Newsletter: Yes. Saturday, September 13, 2014, 12:00 PM – 5:00 PM. 13018 Lake Kathleen Road SE Renton, WA 98059.

Bellevue Chapter of Hearing Loss Association of America

Steve Hillson, assisted listening device (ALD) specialist, will speak about ALDs and items available at the Hearing, Speech & Deafness Center store. He will also discuss the use of blue tooth in ALDs and bring some samples.. Persons with hearing loss, their friends and families are invited to attend. The room is looped and amplified. Category: Classes & Lectures. Organizations. Audience: College Students. Dads. Moms. Seniors. Cost: Free. Contact Name: Bev Ziarko. Contact Phone: 253-631-3141. Events Newsletter: Yes. Saturday, September 13, 2014, 1:00 PM – 3:00 PM. Lake Sammamish Foursquare Church 14434 NE 8th Street Bellevue, WA. For more info visit hearingloss-wa.org.

What's it take to be a Kokanee?

Lake Sammamish is home to a treasure; Kokanee salmon! Late every fall they swim up to the lower reaches of Lewis Creek to lay their eggs. Learn about what makes these fish so special, and what we can do to protect them. Ages: 5+ Cost: FREE No registration required. Info: 425-452-4195. Category: Family. Audience: Kids. Families. Cost: FREE! Contact Name: Lewis Creek Visitor Center. Contact Email: LCVC@bellevuewa.gov. Contact Phone: 425-452-4195. Saturday, September 13, 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.

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, September 13, 2014, 2:00 PM. Bellevue Botanical Garden, 12001 Main Street, Bellevue, WA 98005.

Ranger Walk

Join a Park Ranger for a free guided tour of the Lake Hills Greenbelt. Visit restoration sites, tour a cedar forest and learn about local wildlife and plants. These walks are free and meet at the Lake Hills Greenbelt Ranger Station every Saturday beginning at 2 p.m. Walks are fun for the whole family, all ages are welcome and no registration is necessary. Category: Family. Outdoor. Audience: Kids. Teens. Singles. College Students. Dads. Moms. Seniors. Families. Cost: Free. Contact Name: Malia Caracoglia. Contact Email: hcaracogli@bellevuewa.gov. Contact Phone: 425-452-6993. Events Newsletter: No. Saturday, September 13, 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.

Musical In A Day and Benefit Auction

Lake Washington Community Theatre will create a Musical In A Day, using traditional American songs such as "America the Beautiful" "Oh, Susanna" "Give My Regards to Broadway" and "You're A Grand Old Flag" Our all-volunteer cast and crew will write, script, score, rehearse, and produce a complete musical in 24 hours. At 6:00 on Saturday we will open the doors for a silent auction, with the performance beginning at 7:00. All proceeds from the event will be used to produce our Spring 2015 musical. Lake Washington Players is a not-for-profit, all-inclusive community theatre group seeking to provide artistic opportunities to both children and their parents. Our goal is to provide a part for everyone who wishes to participate. Category: Arts & Entertainment. Benefit. Charitable. Family. Music. Theater. Audience: Kids. Teens. Singles. College Students. Dads. Moms. Seniors. Families. Cost: $8 advanced / $10 door. Contact Email: info@lakewaplayers.org. Saturday, September 13, 2014, 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM. 232 5th Ave South Kirkland, 98033. For more info visit www.lakewaplayers.org.

International Folk Dance Club

Come enjoy doing dances of many lands. We do no- partner dances, set dances, and couple dances. The Grange has a great dance floor and there is plenty of parking. On the 5th we will not do any teaching, but will serve ice cream and strawberries in honor of Independence Day. On our regular weekly dances we.have a short teaching starting at 7:30. Category: Arts & Entertainment. Audience: Kids. Teens. Singles. College Students. Dads. Moms. Seniors. Families. Cost: $7.00; members $5.00; youth $2.00. Contact Phone: 425-385-2088. Saturday, September 13, 2014, 7:00 PM. Cedar Valley Grange, 20526 52nd Ave. W. Lynnwood.

Seattle Musical Theatre at Magnusen Park

Winner of five Tony Awards and based on Miguel de Cervantes’s picaresque novel Don Quixote, MAN OF LA MANCHA begins when Cervantes is thrown into an Inquisitor’s prison with his comedic companion Sancho. Set upon by desperate and dangerous muleteers who put him on trial, Cervantes transforms into Don Quixote, the man of La Mancha, the impossible dreamer, regaling them with his past gallant adventures. During the play-within-a-play, Quixote declares the prison’s streetwise prostitute, Aldonza, as the fair lady Dulcinea, and insists that within everyone is a divine spark worth fighting, and dying, for. Category: Arts & Entertainment. Theater. Cost: $20-$35. Contact Name: Seattle Musical Theatre. Contact Phone: 1-800-838-3006. Events Newsletter: Yes. Saturday, September 13, 2014, 7:30 PM. 7120 62nd Ave NE Building 47 Seattle, WA 98115, located in Magnuson Park.

Experts Advise: Stop Putting Off “The Talk” with Aging Parents

Home Instead Senior Care of Bellevue Offers Free Resources to Bridge the Communication Gap between Adult Children and their Aging Parents Knowing your aging parents’ end-of –life wishes well in advance can save your family years of heartache, bickering, or even legal issues. Yet approximately 80 million Americans1 are so uncomfortable with the topics that arise in these conversations that they’ve delayed the discussion entirely. Senior care service Home Instead, Inc. gathered renowned experts to help make this potentially difficult conversation easier for families; the result was the “40-70 Rule®” Program, which encourages adult children approaching 40 to broach a number of aging and end-of-life topics before their parents turn 70. The 40-70 Rule® Program features an Action Plan for Successful Aging, which provides expert advice to help you and your loved ones start the necessary conversations about the future by providing a framework to guide open and honest family discussions about major aging topics… Category: Classes & Lectures. Family. Organizations. Audience: Dads. Moms. Seniors. Families. Cost: FREE. Contact Name: Bob Megargel. Contact Email: jennifer.elston@fleishman.com. Contact Phone: (425) 454-9744. Sunday, September 14, 2014. Bellevue Home Instead Senior Care.

The WAVE Foundation Presents Cycle The Wave

This September, women cyclists from across Washington State will come together to raise awareness and funds for victims of domestic violence. The Women Against Violence Everywhere (WAVE) Foundation’s “Cycle the WAVE” is a celebratory and empowering non-competitive ride for women of all ages. Participants can choose to ride a route anywhere from the shortest "Little Sister" ride (14 miles) to the longest "Burly Girl" ride (60 miles), or even take a spin class for those who do not own a bike. In addition to the various routes, the finish line features a fantastic party. Established in 2008, the event started with just 223 riders and has grown exponentially to more than 1200 riders expected this year. Since then, The WAVE Foundation has raised more than $650,000 benefiting a variety of organizations in Washington State to support compelling programs. The WAVE Foundation focuses on awareness, education, prevention through its unique "Braking the Cycle" program. By bringing visibility to our communities abou… Category: Arts & Entertainment. Benefit. Charitable. Family. Organizations. Outdoor. Sports & Recreation. Volunteer. Audience: Kids. Teens. Singles. College Students. Dads. Moms. Seniors. Families. Cost: $75 to register. Contact Name: Mindy Kim. Contact Email: mindy.kim0206@gmail.com. Sunday, September 14, 2014, 7:00 AM – 3:30 PM. Bellevue College, 3000 Landerholm Circle SE, Bellevue, WA 98007. For more info visit thewavefoundation.org.

Champagne Brunch with Giuliana Rancic

Westfield Southcenter and Giuliana Rancic, an award-winning entertainment journalist, style and beauty expert and cancer survivor, will be hosting a champagne brunch event to benefit Rancic’s charity, Fab-U-Wish™. The champagne brunch will include a runway fashion show featuring the latest trends from Westfield Southcenter retailers. Enjoy pampering beauty bars, a chance to win exclusive prizes from top brands such as Ben Bridge Jewelry, Swarovski and Gene Juarez Salon & Spa. Guests will also receive an exclusive gift bag filled with goodies as a thank you for supporting Fab-U-Wish™. Ticket price is $50, which includes admission and complimentary valet parking. Each guest will also receive one ticket for Giuliana’s Gorgeous Giveaways and may purchase additional tickets for $5 each or six for $20. All proceeds will benefit Fab-U-Wish™. To purchase tickets, visit http://westfieldchampagnebrunch.eventbrite.com. For more information about Fab-U-Wish™ or Westfield Southcenter visit http://www.westfield.com/sout… Category: Benefit. Charitable. Cost: $50. Contact Name: Abby Espiritu. Contact Email: abigaile@richmondpr.com. Contact Phone: (206) 682-6979. Sunday, September 14, 2014, 9:00 AM – 11:00 AM. Macy’s Court 2800 Southcenter Mall Seattle, WA 98188. For more info visit westfieldchampagnebrunch.eventbrite.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. Sunday, September 14, 2014, 10:00 AM – 6:00 PM. 440 5th Ave North Seattle, WA 98109. For more info visit www.gatesfoundation.org.

Seattle Waterfront Arts Market

Browse through work from dozens of artists. Find hand crafted jewelry, candles, teas, soaps, photography, scarves, collages, posters, bags, knit items, shirts, baskets, clay and found object sculptures, leather pieces, cards, henna, caricatures, and more. Every Friday, Saturday and Sunday, June 6th to September 14th, from 10am to dusk. Category: Arts & Entertainment. Audience: Kids. Teens. Singles. College Students. Dads. Moms. Seniors. Families. Cost: Free. Contact Name: Liz Van Bemmel. Contact Email: lvanbemmel@kirklandartscenter.org. Contact Phone: 425-822-7161 x. 101. Sunday, September 14, 2014, 10:00 AM – 7:00 PM. The Great Seattle Wheel 1301 Alaskan Way Seattle, WA 98101.

The Hunt's Brunch

Relax and 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. Step back in time to an era of uncompromising service and total indulgence, where the smallest of details are considered the most basic ingredients of your visit. Category: Family. Audience: Kids. Teens. Singles. College Students. Dads. Moms. Seniors. Families. Cost: $32 per adult $16 per child (ages 5-13) Free for 5 & under. Contact Name: Tony Capra. Contact Email: tcapra@elgaucho.com. Contact Phone: 425.455.2715. Sunday, September 14, 2014, 10:00 AM – 2:00 PM. El Gaucho Bellevue.

The Hunt's Brunch

Relax at El Gaucho Bellevue on Sundays - Enjoy a delicious buffet and uncompromising service! Step back in time to an era of uncompromising service and total indulgence, where the smallest of details are considered the most basic ingredient of your visit. Enjoy being treated to the ultimate Sunday Buffet experience featuring favorites such as baron of beef, house-cured pork belly, chicken fried chop steak, sausage country gravy, poached salmon, spinach strata, bacon, kielbasa, and made to order mac and cheese, omelets, waffles, and French toast. Additional items such as gaucho benedicts, assorted salads and fresh fruit, charcuterie, pastries, desserts, and many more are not to be missed. Category: Arts & Entertainment. Family. Graduation. Holiday. Audience: Kids. Teens. Singles. College Students. Dads. Moms. Seniors. Families. Cost: $32/adult; $16/child ages 6-13; kids under 5 FREE. Contact Name: Tony Capra, General Manager. Contact Email: tcapra@elgaucho.com. Contact Phone: 425-455-2715. Sunday, September 14, 2014, 10:00 AM – 2:00 PM. El Gaucho Bellevue. For more info visit www.elgaucho.com.

Center for Spiritual Living Bellevue Sunday Service

We believe in a world that works for EVERYone!! We believe that the Universe is Spiritual and has Intelligence, Purpose, Beauty, and Order. Our beliefs are in harmony with all the world’s great spiritual teachings and we honor all paths to God. Join us on Sundays for 10am Meditation and 10:30 Celebration Services at the North Bellevue Community Center. Category: Arts & Entertainment. Benefit. Charitable. Classes & Lectures. Fairs & Festivals. Faith. Family. Government. Graduation. Holiday. Music. Organizations. Outdoor. Political. Reunions. Schools. Service Clubs. Sports & Recreation. Theater. Volunteer. Wedding. Audience: Kids. Teens. Singles. College Students. Dads. Moms. Seniors. Families. Cost: Free. Contact Name: Reverend Marla Mason. Contact Email: revmarla@cslbellevue.org. Contact Phone: 425-919-5144. Sunday, September 14, 2014, 10:30 AM – 11:30 AM. North Bellevue Community Center 4063 148th Ave NE Bellevue 98007.

Essential Church Worship Gatherings

Essential Church will begin gathering at the South Bellevue Community Center this Sunday! Join us for one of our pre-launch gatherings for worship, a message, and to hear more about the mission and vision of Essential Church. Each week we will worship together and then offer children's ministry for 4k- 5th grade. See you on Sunday! Category: Faith. Family. Music. Organizations. Audience: Kids. Teens. Singles. College Students. Dads. Moms. Seniors. Families. Cost: Free! Contact Name: Warren Mainard. Contact Email: warren@essentialchurch.cc. Contact Phone: 4252707022. Sunday, September 14, 2014, 10:40 AM – 12:00 PM. South Bellevue Community Center 14509 SE Newport Way Bellevue, WA 98006.

SEAPEX - Seattle Philatelic Exhibition

Philatelic (Stamp Collecting) exhibits (140+ frames) and bourse. There will be a "What's in your Attic" table for people to bring their collections and have them evaluated. Plenty of free parking. Category: Fairs & Festivals. Audience: Kids. Teens. Singles. College Students. Dads. Moms. Seniors. Families. Cost: free. Contact Name: Eric Bustad. Contact Email: seapex@comcast.net. Contact Phone: 425 894 7673. Sunday, September 14, 2014, 11:00 AM – 5:00 PM. Tukwila Community Center 12424 42nd Avenue South Tukwila, WA 98168. For more info visit seapexshow.org.

Cedar River Cellars | wine tasting

Cedar River Cellars is a small, but growing, award winning winery. And to fully experience Northwest-style wines, we invite you to encounter them in a tranquil and natural environment, among old-growth cedars at our charming, intimate park-like tasting venue. A rejuvenating retreat is just a bottle-opener and a few minutes away from Sea-Tac airport or downtown Seattle. Come and picnic with the whole family, enjoy a complimentary tasting, and get the complete hometown winery experience. We are open most Saturday and Sunday 12-5pm (M-F by appointment if available). Check Facebook or website for any change or call Heather at 206-240-9394. Category: Family. Outdoor. Audience: Singles. Dads. Moms. Seniors. Families. Cost: $7 tasting fee waived with purchase. Contact Name: Heather Nasarow. Contact Email: Heather@CedarRiverCellars.com. Contact Phone: 206-240-9394. Events Newsletter: Yes. Sunday, September 14, 2014, 12:00 PM – 5:00 PM. 13018 Lake Kathleen Road SE Renton, WA 98059.

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. Sunday, September 14, 2014, 2:00 PM. Bellevue Botanical Garden, 12001 Main Street, Bellevue, WA 98005.

Wild Kratts: Bass Class

Join the adventures of the Kratt brothers as they meet up with cool creatures from around the world. Each episode is an adventure that also features how animals use science in their natural lives. Running time 30 mins. Ages: 3+ Cost: Free! Donations gratefully accepted. No registration necessary. Info: 425-452-4195. Category: Family. Audience: Kids. Families. Cost: FREE! Contact Name: Lewis Creek Visitor Center. Contact Email: LCVC@bellevuewa.gov. Contact Phone: 425-452-4195. Sunday, September 14, 2014, 2:00 PM – 2:30 PM. Lewis Creek Visitor Center 5808 Lakemont Blvd SE Bellevue, WA 98006. For more info visit www.bellevuewa.gov.

Harvest Dinner 2014 with Guardian Cellars

Category: Fairs & Festivals. Audience: Kids. Teens. Singles. College Students. Dads. Moms. Seniors. Families. Cost: $110.00. Events Newsletter: Yes. Sunday, September 14, 2014, 6:00 PM – 9:00 PM. bin on the lake 1270 Carillon Point Kirkland, WA 98033. For more info visit www.eventbrite.com.

Seattle Musical Theatre at Magnusen Park

Winner of five Tony Awards and based on Miguel de Cervantes’s picaresque novel Don Quixote, MAN OF LA MANCHA begins when Cervantes is thrown into an Inquisitor’s prison with his comedic companion Sancho. Set upon by desperate and dangerous muleteers who put him on trial, Cervantes transforms into Don Quixote, the man of La Mancha, the impossible dreamer, regaling them with his past gallant adventures. During the play-within-a-play, Quixote declares the prison’s streetwise prostitute, Aldonza, as the fair lady Dulcinea, and insists that within everyone is a divine spark worth fighting, and dying, for. Category: Arts & Entertainment. Theater. Cost: $20-$35. Contact Name: Seattle Musical Theatre. Contact Phone: 1-800-838-3006. Events Newsletter: Yes. Sunday, September 14, 2014, 7:30 PM. 7120 62nd Ave NE Building 47 Seattle, WA 98115, located in Magnuson Park.

Experts Advise: Stop Putting Off “The Talk” with Aging Parents

Home Instead Senior Care of Bellevue Offers Free Resources to Bridge the Communication Gap between Adult Children and their Aging Parents Knowing your aging parents’ end-of –life wishes well in advance can save your family years of heartache, bickering, or even legal issues. Yet approximately 80 million Americans1 are so uncomfortable with the topics that arise in these conversations that they’ve delayed the discussion entirely. Senior care service Home Instead, Inc. gathered renowned experts to help make this potentially difficult conversation easier for families; the result was the “40-70 Rule®” Program, which encourages adult children approaching 40 to broach a number of aging and end-of-life topics before their parents turn 70. The 40-70 Rule® Program features an Action Plan for Successful Aging, which provides expert advice to help you and your loved ones start the necessary conversations about the future by providing a framework to guide open and honest family discussions about major aging topics… Category: Classes & Lectures. Family. Organizations. Audience: Dads. Moms. Seniors. Families. Cost: FREE. Contact Name: Bob Megargel. Contact Email: jennifer.elston@fleishman.com. Contact Phone: (425) 454-9744. Monday, September 15, 2014. Bellevue Home Instead Senior Care.

Cardio Sculpt & Core Power Ball Fitness Class

Join us on Mondays and Wed for this fun and challenging workout that will push you while using cardio intervals of step, plyometrics & weights. On Fridays join us for this full-body stability, strength, and cardio workout. Training will use exercise ball, weights and body weight to increase core strength and fitness. All levels are welcome and we provide free childcare. Please see our website for more information. Category: Sports & Recreation. Audience: Teens. Singles. College Students. Dads. Moms. Seniors. Families. Cost: Suggested Donation $6/class. Contact Name: Gretchen Frederick. Contact Email: Gfrederick@belpres.org. Contact Phone: 425-454-3082. Monday, September 15, 2014, 9:30 AM – 10:30 AM. Bellevue Presbyterian Church 1717 Bellevue Way NE Bellevue, WA 98004. For more info visit www.belpres.org.

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

It’s interactive, kid friendly, and full of teachable and inspirational moments. Bring your family to the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation Visitor Center for a free visit to learn about the work being done to improve lives from Seattle to South Africa. The Visitor Center, through engaging and thought-provoking exhibits, allows parents and children to dive into some of the world’s toughest challenges and learn how to act on their own ideas and solutions. Families can expect hands-on exhibits and spaces to create, explore, and discuss. It’s an experience unlike any other in Seattle. Visit us across the street from the Seattle Center and the iconic Space Needle for an experience that will leave your family hopeful. Arrive curious. Leave inspired. Open Tuesday – Saturday, 10am to 5pm (until 6pm from June 3-August 30) Closed Sunday, Monday, and all U.S. holidays Special hours on Memorial Day weekend and Labor Day weekend: Sunday, May 25, 10am to 5pm Sunday, August 31, 10am to 6pm. Category: Charitable. Organizations. Volunteer. Audience: Kids. Teens. Singles. College Students. Dads. Moms. Seniors. Families. Cost: FREE. Monday, September 15, 2014, 10:00 AM – 6:00 PM. 440 5th Ave North Seattle, WA 98109. For more info visit www.gatesfoundation.org.

Monday Night Wine Flights

Every week, Cafe Veloce offers its customers an experience into new featured wines from different regions and makers. Join us any time after 5:00 pm to try all selected wines for only $7.00! Category: Arts & Entertainment. Family. Audience: Singles. Dads. Moms. Seniors. Families. Cost: $7.00. Contact Name: Nick Caluori. Contact Email: friends@cafeveloce.com. Contact Phone: 425-814-2972. Events Newsletter: Yes. Monday, September 15, 2014, 5:00 PM – 9:00 PM. Cafe Veloce 12514 120th Ave NE, Kirkland, WA 98034. For more info visit www.cafeveloce.com.

Woodmark's Yappier Hour

The Woodmark Hotel & Spa, located on the shores of Lake Washington on Carillon Point and the only Seattle-area lakefront lodging, is excited to introduce Woody Meg, a black Labrador retriever, to the property and its guests. As a member of the Woodmark team, Woody Meg will attentively greet guests as they arrive to our pet-friendly lakefront destination. Woody Meg's official title is the "Woodmark Hotel Director of Barketing". While short on professional experience, her recent training and well-earned pedigree should aid her transition to management. Woody Meg is responsible for developing and implementing the Barketing plan and overseeing the Barketing Department to create an even more dog-friendly atmosphere at our luxury hotel near Seattle. Owing to her technical prowess and understanding of the latest barketing trends, you can find Woody Meg finding joy in welcoming all of the Woodmark’s favorite guests with a wagging tail and wet kisses (if desired). Category: Outdoor. Audience: Singles. College Students. Events Newsletter: Yes. Monday, September 15, 2014, 5:00 PM – 7:00 PM. Woodmark Hotel 1200 Carillon Point Kirkland, WA. For more info visit www.thewoodmark.com.

Mac Barnett- Telephone

A Caldecott honor recipient with a rapidly growing collection of delightful titles, Mac Barnett is quickly becoming one of our favorite children's authors. In his new book, Barnett delivers yet another story that's sure to become a favorite in classrooms, libraries, and children's bookshelves everywhere. A fun and funny take on the classic children's game, Barnett's Telephone tells a story about a row of birds passing a message down a telephone line and how each of their unique personalities hilariously affects both how they understand and communicate it. Can't wait to get in on the fun? Join us for a reading and signing with Barnett sure to be filled with laughter and smiles for all ages. Category: Arts & Entertainment. Family. Audience: Kids. Families. Cost: Free. Monday, September 15, 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.

Free Film Screening & Diversity Dialogue: An Evening with Lee Mun Wah

Filmmaker Lee Mun Wah creates groundbreaking documentaries about race and ethnicity in America. Join us for this event hosted by the Bastyr University Diversity Committee, for a conversation with Lee Mun Wah and a free screening of his new film about racism and higher education, “If These Halls Could Talk.” Register today. Category: Arts & Entertainment. Classes & Lectures. Political. Schools. Audience: Teens. Singles. College Students. Dads. Moms. Seniors. Families. Cost: Free and open to the public. Contact Name: Bastyr University Diversity Committee. Contact Phone: (425) 602-3000. Monday, September 15, 2014, 6:00 PM – 9:00 PM. Bastyr University Auditorium 14500 Juanita Drive NE Kenmore, WA 98028. For more info visit www.bastyr.edu.

Say yes to your healthiest best

Manage stress. Eat well. Exercise. Lose weight. Do you need help getting started? Let us guide you along the right path! In this six-week health and wellness series, you will gain best practice knowledge and skills in the areas of stress management, nutrition and physical activity to effectively manage your health and build life-long healthy habits. This hands-on educational experience provides the participant with fitness tools such as stretch bands and pedometers. Throughout the program you will enjoy cooking demonstrations and samples; will participate in light exercise, guided relaxation, and much more! At the time of registration you will be asked to schedule your baseline screening for cholesterol, glucose, blood pressure and body mass index (BMI). Category: Classes & Lectures. Cost: $90. Contact Phone: 425-899-3000. Monday, September 15, 2014, 6:00 PM. EvergreenHealth 12040 NE 128th St Kirkland, WA 98034. For more info visit www.evergreenhealth.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. Monday, September 15, 2014, 7:00 PM – 8:00 PM. 14224 Bel-Red Road Highland Community Center.

Newport Way Book Club

The Boys in the Boat: nine Americans and their epic quest for gold at the 1936 Olympics by Daniel James Brown Daniel James Brown's robust book tells the story of the University of Washington’s 1936 eight-oar crew and their epic quest for an Olympic gold medal, a team that transformed the sport and grabbed the attention of millions of Americans. Category: Organizations. Contact Name: Newport Way Library. Contact Phone: 425-747-2390. Monday, September 15, 2014, 7:30 PM. 14250 SE Newport Way Bellevue, WA 98006.

Experts Advise: Stop Putting Off “The Talk” with Aging Parents

Home Instead Senior Care of Bellevue Offers Free Resources to Bridge the Communication Gap between Adult Children and their Aging Parents Knowing your aging parents’ end-of –life wishes well in advance can save your family years of heartache, bickering, or even legal issues. Yet approximately 80 million Americans1 are so uncomfortable with the topics that arise in these conversations that they’ve delayed the discussion entirely. Senior care service Home Instead, Inc. gathered renowned experts to help make this potentially difficult conversation easier for families; the result was the “40-70 Rule®” Program, which encourages adult children approaching 40 to broach a number of aging and end-of-life topics before their parents turn 70. The 40-70 Rule® Program features an Action Plan for Successful Aging, which provides expert advice to help you and your loved ones start the necessary conversations about the future by providing a framework to guide open and honest family discussions about major aging topics… Category: Classes & Lectures. Family. Organizations. Audience: Dads. Moms. Seniors. Families. Cost: FREE. Contact Name: Bob Megargel. Contact Email: jennifer.elston@fleishman.com. Contact Phone: (425) 454-9744. Tuesday, September 16, 2014. Bellevue Home Instead Senior Care.

BC Crossroads Preschool Open House

Visit our Open House on our first day of school to see our beautiful space, and meet with teacher Maura, and some of the families currently enrolled. Category: Schools. Audience: Kids. Dads. Moms. Families. Contact Name: Kira. Contact Email: bccrossroadsregistrar@gmail.com. Contact Phone: 425-696-3703. Tuesday, September 16, 2014, 10:00 AM – 11:30 AM. 16330 NE 4th Street Bellevue, WA 98008 (at Unity of Bellevue). For more info visit www.bccrossroadspreschool.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. Tuesday, September 16, 2014, 10:00 AM – 6:00 PM. 440 5th Ave North Seattle, WA 98109. For more info visit www.gatesfoundation.org.

Young Toddler Story Times

Ages 12 to 24 months with adult. Stories, songs and rhymes! Category: Arts & Entertainment. Audience: Kids. Families. Contact Name: Newport Way Library. Contact Phone: 425-747-2390. Tuesday, September 16, 2014, 10:30 AM. 14250 SE Newport Way Bellevue, WA 98006.

Featured Artists for September

Art by Adrienne presents "Prisma Me Colorful." Using award-winning creativity, Adrienne presents a colored pencil exhibit that captures the personality in both realism and fantasy. Lena Leitzke presents "Il Sole Italiano" featuring paintings that express her love of Italy through firsthand impressions of Italian life, culture and acrchitecture. 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. Events Newsletter: Yes. Tuesday, September 16, 2014, 11:00 AM – 7:00 PM. 130 Park Lane Kirkland, WA.

Toddler Story Times

Ages 24 to 36 months with adult. Stories, songs and rhymes! Category: Arts & Entertainment. Audience: Kids. Families. Contact Name: Newport Way Library. Contact Phone: 425-747-2390. Tuesday, September 16, 2014, 11:30 AM. 14250 SE Newport Way Bellevue, WA 98006.

Lakeside Registered Nurses Assoc

Trang Le, Rph, Clinical Pharmacist at Overlake Hospital Medical Center will speak on Medication Induced Falls. Category: Classes & Lectures. Cost: Free. Tuesday, September 16, 2014, 12:30 PM – 2:45 PM. Lake Hills Library 15590 Lake Hills Blvd Bellevue 98007.

Alzheimer's Association Kirkland Caregiver Support Group

Caring for someone with memory loss? Need support and information? Alzheimer’s Association caregiver support groups provide a place for caregivers to learn and gain support from others caring for a person with memory loss. Support groups also serve as an opportunity for participants to receive information on care management, available services, and current research and treatment options. A free support group for unpaid care partners, family members and friends of individuals with memory loss is held the 3rd Tuesday of each month from 1:00 – 2:30pm at Lake Washington United Methodist Church, Multipurpose Room, 7525 132nd Ave. NE, Kirkland, WA 98033. Contact facilitator Darlene Bartron at 425-891-6467 for details. Category: Organizations. Audience: College Students. Dads. Moms. Seniors. Families. Cost: Free. Contact Name: Darlene Bartron. Contact Phone: 425-891-6467. Tuesday, September 16, 2014, 1:00 PM – 2:30 PM. Lake Washington United Methodist Church, Multipurpose Room, 7525 132nd Ave. NE, Kirkland, WA 98033. For more info visit www.alzwa.org.

Professional Women's After-Work Social & Networking Event

Ladies, join us to grow your professional connections, market your business, find collaborative opportunities, and enjoy friendships and support at this monthly 2-hour open social & networking event hosted by Eastside Women In Business. www.EWIB.biz Average attendance is 30-40 women. Attendees enjoy socializing in a relaxed casual environment, have the opportunity to introduce their business to the room, exchange business cards, and enjoy delicious food and drink. Times: 5:30pm - 7:30pm Only $10 for non-members Free to EWIB members Food & drinks are available for purchase Parking is free and plentiful The Keg Restaurant is centrally located near the I-405 & 520 interchange. For more information and to RSVP please visit our website at: www.EWIB.biz. Category: Organizations. Cost: $10.00. Contact Name: Eastside Women In Business. Tuesday, September 16, 2014, 5:30 PM – 7:30 PM. The Keg Restaurant 10416 NE 38th Place Kirkland, Washington 98033. For more info visit www.ewib.biz.

Guss, Richardson, and O'Mahony- Whidbey Island

For Elizabeth Guss, Janice C. O'Mahony, and Mary Richardson, Whidbey Island is more than just their home; it is a special place brimming with rich cultural and environmental history. In their compelling anthology, the three local authors capture the island's heritage through stories of 15 different locations and the intimate partnership between the land and its people that has made the island what it is today. For a unique look at Whidbey Island from the time of its early Native American and European settlements through today, join us as Guss, O'Mahony, and Richardson share stories, reflections, and excerpts at a reading and signing of their recently released book. The authors are donating proceeds from the book to the Whidbey Camano Land Trust, a natural preservation organization. Category: Arts & Entertainment. Audience: Singles. College Students. Dads. Moms. Seniors. Cost: Free. Tuesday, September 16, 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.

Experts Advise: Stop Putting Off “The Talk” with Aging Parents

Home Instead Senior Care of Bellevue Offers Free Resources to Bridge the Communication Gap between Adult Children and their Aging Parents Knowing your aging parents’ end-of –life wishes well in advance can save your family years of heartache, bickering, or even legal issues. Yet approximately 80 million Americans1 are so uncomfortable with the topics that arise in these conversations that they’ve delayed the discussion entirely. Senior care service Home Instead, Inc. gathered renowned experts to help make this potentially difficult conversation easier for families; the result was the “40-70 Rule®” Program, which encourages adult children approaching 40 to broach a number of aging and end-of-life topics before their parents turn 70. The 40-70 Rule® Program features an Action Plan for Successful Aging, which provides expert advice to help you and your loved ones start the necessary conversations about the future by providing a framework to guide open and honest family discussions about major aging topics… Category: Classes & Lectures. Family. Organizations. Audience: Dads. Moms. Seniors. Families. Cost: FREE. Contact Name: Bob Megargel. Contact Email: jennifer.elston@fleishman.com. Contact Phone: (425) 454-9744. Wednesday, September 17, 2014. Bellevue Home Instead Senior Care.

Eastside Transportation Association meeting

July 16, 2014 ETA MEETING ----- The July ETA meeting will feature Councilmember John Stilin, Chair, Eastside Transportation Partnership (ETP), speaking on: • Suburban transportation needs and priorities. • Sub-area equity. • Steps that could boost the Suburban voice in regional transportation issues. • How does the overwhelming defeat of Prop. 1 by the non-Seattle voters change the influence of ETP and SCATBd in determining transportation decisions at the King County Council? The mission of ETP is to provide an Eastside forum for inter-jurisdictional cooperation to implement coordinated, prioritized transportation plans and programs through leadership, education, and advocacy. See http://www.kingcounty.gov/transportation/kcdot/PlanningAndPolicy/RegionalTransportationPlanning/Transportation%20Boards/Eastside_Transportation_Partnership.aspx for more information about ETP. Category: Organizations. Volunteer. Audience: Singles. College Students. Dads. Moms. Seniors. Cost: Free. Contact Name: Victor H. Bishop. Contact Email: vicbishop@earthlink.net. Contact Phone: 4257461748. Wednesday, September 17, 2014, 8:00 AM – 9:30 AM. Master Builders, 335 116th Ave. SE, Bellevue.

Cardio Sculpt & Core Power Ball Fitness Class

Join us on Mondays and Wed for this fun and challenging workout that will push you while using cardio intervals of step, plyometrics & weights. On Fridays join us for this full-body stability, strength, and cardio workout. Training will use exercise ball, weights and body weight to increase core strength and fitness. All levels are welcome and we provide free childcare. Please see our website for more information. Category: Sports & Recreation. Audience: Teens. Singles. College Students. Dads. Moms. Seniors. Families. Cost: Suggested Donation $6/class. Contact Name: Gretchen Frederick. Contact Email: Gfrederick@belpres.org. Contact Phone: 425-454-3082. Wednesday, September 17, 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. Wednesday, September 17, 2014, 10:00 AM – 6:00 PM. 440 5th Ave North Seattle, WA 98109. For more info visit www.gatesfoundation.org.

Preschool Story Times

Ages 3 to 5 with adult. Stories, songs and rhymes! Category: Arts & Entertainment. Audience: Kids. Families. Contact Name: Newport Way Library. Contact Phone: 425-747-2390. Wednesday, September 17, 2014, 10:30 AM. 14250 SE Newport Way Bellevue, WA 98006.

Downtown Bellevue Real Estate Summit

Informational event covering Downtown Bellevue development and future growth . open to all. Category: Organizations. Audience: Singles. Dads. Moms. Seniors. Families. Cost: Free. Contact Name: Vincent Rosanova. Contact Email: rosanova@redmondmortgage.com. Contact Phone: 425-868-9255. Wednesday, September 17, 2014, 4:00 PM – 6:00 PM. Bellevue Towers. For more info visit www.eventbrite.com.

Washington Transportation Plan 2035 – Public Forum

CALENDAR ALERT Help Shape Washington’s Transportation Future: State Transportation Commission Seeks Public Comment on Draft Washington Transportation Plan 2035 Public Forums Slated for Thurs. Sept. 11 at Norm Dicks Government Center in Bremerton & Weds. Sept. 17th at Bellevue Regional Library to Garner Robust Statewide Ideas, Comments & Concerns WHAT The Washington State Transportation Commission (Commission) is seeking broad public comment on its draft Washington Transportation Plan (WTP 2035), a plan designed to chart the course for how the statewide transportation system will change and grow over the next 20 years. To help meet this objective, the Commission is gathering statewide ideas, comments & concerns from the general public through online, webinar and upcoming in-person forums, including in the Puget Sound/Olympic region. WHEN & WHERE Thursday, September 11th, 2014 5:00 – 7:00 p.m. Norm Dicks Government Center, 345 6th Street Bremerton, WA 98337 Wednesday, September 17th, 20… Category: Government. Cost: Free. Events Newsletter: Yes. Wednesday, September 17, 2014, 5:00 PM – 8:00 PM. Bellevue Regional Library 1111 110th Avenue NE, Room 1 Bellevue, WA 98004.

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, September 17, 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.

Emma Campion- A Triple Knot

In her critically acclaimed The King's Mistress, Emma Campion proved herself to be a writer who knows how to handle both story and history with skill. In her follow up book, Campion delivers an equally engrossing tale about another fascinating woman from history: Joan, "Fair Maid of Kent." Set in the court of Edward III and punctuated by three marriages surrounded by scandal, the emotionally resonate story reveals a woman who was more than just a beauty and a life of betrayal, love, and intrigue that will leave you captivated. To hear more about the complex story that drew Campion to Joan's life to begin with, join us at a reading and signing with the equally intriguing Campion herself. Category: Arts & Entertainment. Audience: Singles. College Students. Dads. Moms. Seniors. Cost: Free. Wednesday, September 17, 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.

Study Zone

Grades K-12. Need homework help? Drop in for free tutoring at the library. Open to students in grades K-12 who need help with any subject or anyone up to age 21 studying for their GED. You can also study on your own. Category: Volunteer. Audience: Kids. Teens. Cost: Free. Contact Name: Newport Way Library. Contact Phone: 425-747-2390. Wednesday, September 17, 2014, 6:30 PM – 8:30 PM. 14250 SE Newport Way Bellevue, WA 98006.

Zumba

Come out and party with us on Monday/Wednesday and Thursday nights to the sounds of some of the most exciting music all while burning those calories. Category: Sports & Recreation. Audience: Singles. College Students. Dads. Moms. Seniors. Cost: $7.00 Drop-in. Contact Name: Marvid Schnieder. Contact Phone: 206-419-9305. Wednesday, September 17, 2014, 7:00 PM – 8:00 PM. 14224 Bel-Red Road Highland Community Center.

The Fabulous Lipitones

The Fabulous Lipitones By John Markus and Mark St. Germain September 19-October 18 | Previews September 17 & 18 This barbershop quartet is suddenly a trio scrambling to find a tenor before the national competition. When the golden tones of “Bob” are heard through the phone the Lipitones are all ears … but what’s that on his head? An uproarious comedy of misunderstanding, stereotypes and the path to perfect harmony. Category: Theater. Audience: Kids. Teens. Singles. College Students. Dads. Moms. Seniors. Families. Cost: $15-$40. Contact Name: Elizabeth Griffin. Contact Email: elizabeth@taproottheatre.org. Contact Phone: 2067819707. Wednesday, September 17, 2014, 7:30 PM – 9:30 PM. 204 N. 85th St. Seattle, WA 98103.

Experts Advise: Stop Putting Off “The Talk” with Aging Parents

Home Instead Senior Care of Bellevue Offers Free Resources to Bridge the Communication Gap between Adult Children and their Aging Parents Knowing your aging parents’ end-of –life wishes well in advance can save your family years of heartache, bickering, or even legal issues. Yet approximately 80 million Americans1 are so uncomfortable with the topics that arise in these conversations that they’ve delayed the discussion entirely. Senior care service Home Instead, Inc. gathered renowned experts to help make this potentially difficult conversation easier for families; the result was the “40-70 Rule®” Program, which encourages adult children approaching 40 to broach a number of aging and end-of-life topics before their parents turn 70. The 40-70 Rule® Program features an Action Plan for Successful Aging, which provides expert advice to help you and your loved ones start the necessary conversations about the future by providing a framework to guide open and honest family discussions about major aging topics… Category: Classes & Lectures. Family. Organizations. Audience: Dads. Moms. Seniors. Families. Cost: FREE. Contact Name: Bob Megargel. Contact Email: jennifer.elston@fleishman.com. Contact Phone: (425) 454-9744. Thursday, September 18, 2014. Bellevue Home Instead Senior Care.

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

It’s interactive, kid friendly, and full of teachable and inspirational moments. Bring your family to the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation Visitor Center for a free visit to learn about the work being done to improve lives from Seattle to South Africa. The Visitor Center, through engaging and thought-provoking exhibits, allows parents and children to dive into some of the world’s toughest challenges and learn how to act on their own ideas and solutions. Families can expect hands-on exhibits and spaces to create, explore, and discuss. It’s an experience unlike any other in Seattle. Visit us across the street from the Seattle Center and the iconic Space Needle for an experience that will leave your family hopeful. Arrive curious. Leave inspired. Open Tuesday – Saturday, 10am to 5pm (until 6pm from June 3-August 30) Closed Sunday, Monday, and all U.S. holidays Special hours on Memorial Day weekend and Labor Day weekend: Sunday, May 25, 10am to 5pm Sunday, August 31, 10am to 6pm. Category: Charitable. Organizations. Volunteer. Audience: Kids. Teens. Singles. College Students. Dads. Moms. Seniors. Families. Cost: FREE. Thursday, September 18, 2014, 10:00 AM – 6:00 PM. 440 5th Ave North Seattle, WA 98109. For more info visit www.gatesfoundation.org.

Japanese Story Times

Stories, songs and rhymes in Japanese. Category: Arts & Entertainment. Audience: Kids. Families. Contact Name: Newport Way Library. Contact Phone: 425-747-2390. Thursday, September 18, 2014, 10:30 AM. 14250 SE Newport Way Bellevue, WA 98006.

Yoga in a Business Suit - Bellevue Chamber Business Lunch

You won’t need your yoga mat, but come prepared to exercise your mind! Join us as MotivatedBranding founder, Ken Grant, presents Yoga In A Business Suit – a look at the powerful metaphors and parallels between the art of yoga and the hard-hitting world of business and branding. Takeaway 10 intriguing analogies including having a strong core, pushing yourself to truly discover your own limits and the increased power that comes from being flexible, at work or in life. Australian born author, speaker, and advisor Ken Grant knows a successful brand when he sees it, having developed powerfully positioned, award-winning brands for over 20 years in the retail, destination, association and financial sectors. Category: Organizations. Cost: $40 members $60 prospective members. Contact Name: Bellevue Chamber of Commerce. Contact Email: staffteam@bellevuechamber.org. Contact Phone: 425-454-2464. Events Newsletter: No. Thursday, September 18, 2014, 12:00 PM – 1:30 PM. Bellevue Downtown Courtyard by Marriott 11010 NE 8th Street Bellevue, WA 98004. For more info visit cm.bellevuechamber.org.

3rd Thurs Wine-Beer-Spirit Walks in the Warehouse District of Woodinville

Several wineries, a distillery and a brewery open their tasting room doors and for a flat price of $20 in advance or $25 the day of event, guests taste award winning wine, spirits and beer (Oh, and remember this is a BYOG event….bring your own glass!) Just park & walk to all of the participating Tasting Rooms.....for just $20 (in advance) 2014 season: EVERY 3RD THURS MARCH - OCTOBER 4pm - 8pm March 20th "St. Patrick's Day in the Warehouse ENJOY • Mobile Food Trucks • Live Music • Local food and craft vendors • Local artists • The monthly theme HIGHLIGHTS • Barking Frog Mobile Food Truck • Artist Jim Guthrie at Red Sky Winery PARTICIPATING TASTING ROOMS • Page Cellars (Main Ticket Station) • Red Sky Winery • Davenport Cellars • J & A's Winery • Michael Florentino Cellars • Gecko Wine Co • Project V Distillery & Sausage Co. • Elevation Cellars • Piccola Cellars • Dirty Bucket Brewery • Vortex Cellars • And more to come…... DETAILS • Bring your own glass ($5 if you… Category: Fairs & Festivals. Audience: Singles. College Students. Dads. Moms. Seniors. Cost: $20 in advance or $25 the day of event and a BYOG event….bring your own glass! Contact Name: Alicia Hansen. Contact Email: woodwarewine@hotmail.com. Contact Phone: 425-208-2770. Thursday, September 18, 2014, 4:00 PM – 8:00 PM. Warehouse District of Woodinville 19495 144th Ave NE Woodinville, WA 98072. For more info visit www.thetastyvacation.com.

Aromatherapy: The Essential Oil Medicine Cabinet

Staying healthy and reducing daily stress has become a great challenge, as well as an economic burden. In this workshop you will learn how to use essential oils for quick and easy solutions to emotional strain, protection from environmental stress and as the perfect home remedy for many illnesses. Essential oils can be used for family members of all ages, including children. Category: Classes & Lectures. Audience: Singles. College Students. Dads. Moms. Seniors. Cost: $65.00. Contact Name: Bastyr University Continuing Education. Contact Email: continuinged@bastyr.edu. Contact Phone: (425) 602-3152. Events Newsletter: Yes. Thursday, September 18, 2014, 6:00 PM – 9:00 PM. Bastyr University 14500 Juanita Dr. NE Kenmore, WA 98028-4966. For more info visit www.bastyr.edu.

Downtown Kirkland Wine Walk

Check in at Kirkland Performance Center to collect 10 wine tasting tickets and a map of the participating businesses in downtown Kirkland. Additional wine tasting tickets can be purchased at the event. Visit each location to complete your map and receive a free 11th wine tasting back at KPC. Remember to bring your own glass to this 21+ event. Category: Benefit. Charitable. Fairs & Festivals. Audience: Singles. College Students. Dads. Moms. Cost: $25 in advance, $30 at the door. Contact Email: box1@kpcenter.org. Contact Phone: 4258939900. Events Newsletter: Yes. Thursday, September 18, 2014, 6:00 PM – 9:00 PM. Downtown Kirkland, starting at Kirkland Performance Center. For more info visit www.kpcenter.org.

Alzheimer's Association Bellevue Evening Caregiver Support Group

Caring for someone with memory loss? Need support and information? Alzheimer’s Association caregiver support groups provide a place for caregivers to learn and gain support from others caring for a person with memory loss. Support groups also serve as an opportunity for participants to receive information on care management, available services, and current research and treatment options. A free support group for unpaid care partners, family members and friends of individuals with memory loss is held the 3rd Thursday of each month from 6:30-8:00pm at St. Luke’s Lutheran Church, 3030 Bellevue Way NE, Bellevue, WA 98004. Contact facilitator Lyn Wiltse at 425.822.3549 for details. Category: Organizations. Cost: Free. Contact Name: Lyn Wiltse. Contact Phone: 425-822-3549. Thursday, September 18, 2014, 6:30 PM – 8:00 PM. St. Luke's Lutheran Church, 3030 Bellevue Way NE, Bellevue, WA 98004. For more info visit www.alzwa.org.

Study Zone

Grades K-12. Need homework help? Drop in for free tutoring at the library. Open to students in grades K-12 who need help with any subject or anyone up to age 21 studying for their GED. You can also study on your own. Category: Volunteer. Audience: Kids. Teens. Cost: Free. Contact Name: Newport Way Library. Contact Phone: 425-747-2390. Thursday, September 18, 2014, 6:30 PM – 8:30 PM. 14250 SE Newport Way Bellevue, WA 98006.

Femfessionals Seattle | A Gratitude Event

Femfessionals Seattle Connection Event | An Evening of Gratitude As women in business, not every day is a good day. But what if on those particularly rough occasions, you had a box filled with loving messages inspired by your unique spirit and written by other women in business? At this two-hour social designed like speed networking, each guest will give and receive positive words, loving vibes, and inspiration in the form of written compliments. At the end of the night, you’ll leave with a takeout box filled with personalized encouraging messages written by other attendees, describing your authentic self. It’s the kind of takeout box you’ll never feel guilty about digging into. Free street parking available. Wine and cupcakes to be served. Category: Organizations. Audience: Singles. College Students. Moms. Cost: Business Member: $15.00 Community Member: $25.00. Contact Name: Tiffany Nash. Contact Email: tiffanynashbeauty@gmail.com. Events Newsletter: Yes. Thursday, September 18, 2014, 6:30 PM – 8:30 PM. 720 Market Street, Suite H Kirkland, WA 98033. For more info visit www.femfessionals.com.

Wine and Food Pairing

Wine and food pairing with Northwest Cellars. Showcasing 6 wines with 6 dishes from Two Twelve on Central. Join us for a fun and interactive evening! $50 per person plus tax and tip. Space is limited. Reservations and advanced payment required. Refundable up to four days before event. Category: Arts & Entertainment. Cost: $50 per person. Contact Name: Bobbie. Contact Email: twotwelveoncentral@gmail.com. Contact Phone: 425-828-4252. Thursday, September 18, 2014, 6:30 PM – 9:00 PM. Two Twelve on Central.

Zumba

Come out and party with us on Monday/Wednesday and Thursday nights to the sounds of some of the most exciting music all while burning those calories. Category: Sports & Recreation. Audience: Singles. College Students. Dads. Moms. Seniors. Cost: $7.00 Drop-in. Contact Name: Marvid Schnieder. Contact Phone: 206-419-9305. Thursday, September 18, 2014, 7:00 PM – 8:00 PM. 14224 Bel-Red Road Highland Community Center.