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Sleep Country USA’s Toy Drive for Foster Kids

For the Northwest’s nearly 20,000 foster kids, the holiday season can be difficult as many children may be entering a new, unfamiliar home during this time. To help, Sleep Country USA is hosting its Secret Santa Toy Drive to ensure each child wakes up with a gift on Christmas morning. You too can become a Secret Santa by donating new, unwrapped gifts to any Sleep Country store until December 14th. Also, snap a photo of yourself while donating or shopping for a gift and share it in the Sleep Country “Be a Secret Santa” Facebook photo contest to share the spirit of giving. When: Until Sunday, December 14th, 2014 Where: Any Sleep Country USA store Why: To ensure every foster child awakes to a gift on Christmas morning. Category: Benefit. Charitable. Audience: Kids. Teens. Singles. College Students. Dads. Moms. Seniors. Families. Cost: Varies. Contact Name: Sleep Country USA. Contact Phone: (425) 643-4277. Monday, November 24, 2014. 2337 148th Ave NE Bellevue, WA.

Cardio Sculpt & Core Power Ball Fitness Class

Join us on Mondays and Wed for this fun and challenging workout that will push you while using cardio intervals of step, plyometrics & weights. On Fridays join us for this full-body stability, strength, and cardio workout. Training will use exercise ball, weights and body weight to increase core strength and fitness. All levels are welcome and we provide free childcare. Please see our website for more information. Category: Sports & Recreation. Audience: Teens. Singles. College Students. Dads. Moms. Seniors. Families. Cost: Suggested Donation $6/class. Contact Name: Gretchen Frederick. Contact Email: Gfrederick@belpres.org. Contact Phone: 425-454-3082. Events Newsletter: No. Monday, November 24, 2014, 9:30 AM – 10:30 AM. Bellevue Presbyterian Church 1717 Bellevue Way NE Bellevue, WA 98004. For more info visit www.belpres.org.

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

It’s interactive, kid friendly, and full of teachable and inspirational moments. Bring your family to the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation Visitor Center for a free visit to learn about the work being done to improve lives from Seattle to South Africa. The Visitor Center, through engaging and thought-provoking exhibits, allows parents and children to dive into some of the world’s toughest challenges and learn how to act on their own ideas and solutions. Families can expect hands-on exhibits and spaces to create, explore, and discuss. It’s an experience unlike any other in Seattle. Visit us across the street from the Seattle Center and the iconic Space Needle for an experience that will leave your family hopeful. Arrive curious. Leave inspired. Open Tuesday – Saturday, 10am to 5pm (until 6pm from June 3-August 30) Closed Sunday, Monday, and all U.S. holidays Special hours on Memorial Day weekend and Labor Day weekend: Sunday, May 25, 10am to 5pm Sunday, August 31, 10am to 6pm. Category: Charitable. Organizations. Volunteer. Audience: Kids. Teens. Singles. College Students. Dads. Moms. Seniors. Families. Cost: FREE. Events Newsletter: No. Monday, November 24, 2014, 10:00 AM – 6:00 PM. 440 5th Ave North Seattle, WA 98109. For more info visit www.gatesfoundation.org.

Cantonese (Chinese) Story Times

Cantonese (Chinese) Story Times Monday, November 17 and 24, 10:15am Family program, all ages welcome with adult. Stories, songs and fun! Category: Arts & Entertainment. Cost: Free. Monday, November 24, 2014, 10:15 AM. Lake Hills Library.

Family Story Times at Crossroads Community Center

Monday, November 10, 17 and 24, 10:30am Friday, November 14 and 21, 10:30am Family program, all ages welcome with adult. Stories, songs and fun! Category: Arts & Entertainment. Audience: Kids. Families. Contact Email: crintern@kcls.org. Contact Phone: 425.644.6203. Monday, November 24, 2014, 10:30 AM. Crossroads Community Center 16000 NE 10th St Bellevue, WA Behind Stone Gardens and next to the tennis courts and playground.

Japanese Story Times

Japanese Story Times Monday, November 17 and 24, 11am Family program, all ages welcome with adult. Stories, songs and fun! Category: Arts & Entertainment. Classes & Lectures. Cost: Free. Monday, November 24, 2014, 11:00 AM. Lake Hills Library.

Dog Training Program

Are you interested in training your new puppy some manners or maybe an older dog some new tricks? Sign up for our training courses here at Seattle Humane! We offer a wide variety of classes to fit the needs of all of our adopters and their pets. To learn more about the training sessions we provide, visit our classes and training page. Category: Classes & Lectures. Audience: Kids. Teens. Singles. College Students. Dads. Moms. Seniors. Families. Cost: Training class fees vary. Contact Name: Seattle Humane. Contact Email: dogtraining@seattlehumane.org. Contact Phone: 425-373-5385. Events Newsletter: Yes. Monday, November 24, 2014, 6:00 PM. 13212 SE Eastgate Way Bellevue WA 98005. For more info visit www.seattlehumane.org.

3 Secrets to Meditating without Back Pain

Meditation requires sitting in one position without moving for a significant amount of time. Unfortunately, this often leads to unnecessary back pain. This class will help you improve your skeletal support in sitting, be it on the meditation cushion or in a chair. The talk will be informative and experiential. The presenter, Laura Yedwab, is a seasoned professional who works with people who are too young to feel so old. She help them regain their ability to move easily and without pain so that they can be active well into their 90s. She is a Guild Certified Feldenkrais Practitioner and is known for her caring, warmth, dedication, and expertise. She is also an experience meditator. For more information, email info@kineticinquiry.com or go to www.kineticinquiry.com. Category: Classes & Lectures. Cost: Free. Contact Name: Laura Yedwab. Contact Email: info@kineticinquiry.com. Contact Phone: 425-202-5685. Monday, November 24, 2014, 7:00 PM – 8:00 PM. 15650 NE 24th Street, Suite C3 Bellevue, WA 98008. For more info visit www.eventbrite.com.

Adult Skills & Drills Badminton Class

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

Zumba

Come out and party with us on Monday/Wednesday and Thursday nights to the sounds of some of the most exciting music all while burning those calories. Category: Sports & Recreation. Audience: Singles. College Students. Dads. Moms. Seniors. Cost: $7.00 Drop-in. Contact Name: Marvid Schnieder. Contact Phone: 206-419-9305. Events Newsletter: No. Monday, November 24, 2014, 7:00 PM – 8:00 PM. 14224 Bel-Red Road Highland Community Center.

Sleep Country USA’s Toy Drive for Foster Kids

For the Northwest’s nearly 20,000 foster kids, the holiday season can be difficult as many children may be entering a new, unfamiliar home during this time. To help, Sleep Country USA is hosting its Secret Santa Toy Drive to ensure each child wakes up with a gift on Christmas morning. You too can become a Secret Santa by donating new, unwrapped gifts to any Sleep Country store until December 14th. Also, snap a photo of yourself while donating or shopping for a gift and share it in the Sleep Country “Be a Secret Santa” Facebook photo contest to share the spirit of giving. When: Until Sunday, December 14th, 2014 Where: Any Sleep Country USA store Why: To ensure every foster child awakes to a gift on Christmas morning. Category: Benefit. Charitable. Audience: Kids. Teens. Singles. College Students. Dads. Moms. Seniors. Families. Cost: Varies. Contact Name: Sleep Country USA. Contact Phone: (425) 643-4277. Tuesday, November 25, 2014. 2337 148th Ave NE Bellevue, WA.

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

Since 1991, these popular classes have brought families together to learn about parenting and celebrate babies. Weekly classes include research-based parenting topics and time for questions and answers. Topics include sleep, feeding, couple relationships, post-partum adjustment, calming and soothing tips, infant development and more. Classes are facilitated by trained parenting and lactation educators. Guest speakers feature subjects ranging from postpartum exercise and fitness to the importance of play and learning. Bring your baby and come to class as soon as you can! To register, call 425.899.3000 (no online registration). Category: Classes & Lectures. Family. Audience: Dads. Moms. Families. Cost: $97 each series. Contact Name: EvergreenHealth. Contact Phone: 425.899.3000. Events Newsletter: Yes. Tuesday, November 25, 2014, 9:30 AM – 11:30 AM. EvergreenHealth Medical Center, 12040 NE 128th Street, Kirkland, WA 98034. For more info visit www.evergreenhealth.com.

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

Assistance League of the Eastside presents Celebrations Holiday Home Tour - Friday December 5, 2014, 10:00 am - 7:00 pm A self-guided tour of five fabulous homes beautifully decorated for the holidays in Redmond and Woodinville. All proceeds benefit our philanthropic programs. Tickets available from Chapter members by phone at 425-556-5106 or on our website, www.eastside.assistanceleague.org. Category: Arts & Entertainment. Benefit. Charitable. Family. Holiday. Organizations. Service Clubs. Volunteer. Cost: $30. Events Newsletter: Yes. Tuesday, November 25, 2014, 10:00 AM. Redmond and Woodinville.

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

It’s interactive, kid friendly, and full of teachable and inspirational moments. Bring your family to the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation Visitor Center for a free visit to learn about the work being done to improve lives from Seattle to South Africa. The Visitor Center, through engaging and thought-provoking exhibits, allows parents and children to dive into some of the world’s toughest challenges and learn how to act on their own ideas and solutions. Families can expect hands-on exhibits and spaces to create, explore, and discuss. It’s an experience unlike any other in Seattle. Visit us across the street from the Seattle Center and the iconic Space Needle for an experience that will leave your family hopeful. Arrive curious. Leave inspired. Open Tuesday – Saturday, 10am to 5pm (until 6pm from June 3-August 30) Closed Sunday, Monday, and all U.S. holidays Special hours on Memorial Day weekend and Labor Day weekend: Sunday, May 25, 10am to 5pm Sunday, August 31, 10am to 6pm. Category: Charitable. Organizations. Volunteer. Audience: Kids. Teens. Singles. College Students. Dads. Moms. Seniors. Families. Cost: FREE. Events Newsletter: No. Tuesday, November 25, 2014, 10:00 AM – 6:00 PM. 440 5th Ave North Seattle, WA 98109. For more info visit www.gatesfoundation.org.

Infant and Young Toddler Story Times

Infant and Young Toddler Story Times Tuesday, November 18 and 25, 10:15am Stories, songs and fun! Seating is limited; first-come, first-seated. Category: Arts & Entertainment. Classes & Lectures. Cost: Free. Tuesday, November 25, 2014, 10:15 AM. Lake Hills Library.

Young Toddler Story Times

Ages 12 to 24 months with adult. Stories, songs and rhymes! Category: Arts & Entertainment. Contact Name: Newport Way Library. Contact Phone: 425-747-2390. Tuesday, November 25, 2014, 10:30 AM. Newport Way Library 14250 SE Newport Way Bellevue, WA 98006.

Toddler Story Times

Ages 24 to 36 months with adult. Stories, songs and rhymes! Category: Arts & Entertainment. Audience: Kids. Contact Name: Newport Way Library. Contact Phone: 425-747-2390. Tuesday, November 25, 2014, 11:30 AM. Newport Way Library 14250 SE Newport Way Bellevue, WA 98006.

Tamil Story Times

Tamil Story Times Tuesday, November 18 and 25, 12:15pm Family program, all ages welcome with adult. Stories, songs and fun! Category: Arts & Entertainment. Classes & Lectures. Cost: Free. Tuesday, November 25, 2014, 12:15 PM. Lake Hills Library.

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

Since 1991, these popular classes have brought families together to learn about parenting and celebrate babies. Weekly classes include research-based parenting topics and time for questions and answers. Topics include sleep, feeding, couple relationships, post-partum adjustment, calming and soothing tips, infant development and more. Classes are facilitated by trained parenting and lactation educators. Guest speakers feature subjects ranging from postpartum exercise and fitness to the importance of play and learning. Bring your baby and come to class as soon as you can! The 0-3 month newborn Snugglers series is FREE! To register, call 425.899.3000 (no online registration). Category: Classes & Lectures. Family. Audience: Dads. Moms. Families. Cost: Free. Contact Name: EvergreenHealth. Contact Phone: 425.899.3000. Events Newsletter: Yes. Tuesday, November 25, 2014, 12:30 PM – 2:30 PM. EvergreenHealth Medical Center, 12040 NE 128th Street, Kirkland, WA 98034. For more info visit www.evergreenhealth.com.

Dog Training Program

Are you interested in training your new puppy some manners or maybe an older dog some new tricks? Sign up for our training courses here at Seattle Humane! We offer a wide variety of classes to fit the needs of all of our adopters and their pets. To learn more about the training sessions we provide, visit our classes and training page. Category: Classes & Lectures. Audience: Kids. Teens. Singles. College Students. Dads. Moms. Seniors. Families. Cost: Training class fees vary. Contact Name: Seattle Humane. Contact Email: dogtraining@seattlehumane.org. Contact Phone: 425-373-5385. Events Newsletter: Yes. Tuesday, November 25, 2014, 6:00 PM. 13212 SE Eastgate Way Bellevue WA 98005. For more info visit www.seattlehumane.org.

Sleep Country USA’s Toy Drive for Foster Kids

For the Northwest’s nearly 20,000 foster kids, the holiday season can be difficult as many children may be entering a new, unfamiliar home during this time. To help, Sleep Country USA is hosting its Secret Santa Toy Drive to ensure each child wakes up with a gift on Christmas morning. You too can become a Secret Santa by donating new, unwrapped gifts to any Sleep Country store until December 14th. Also, snap a photo of yourself while donating or shopping for a gift and share it in the Sleep Country “Be a Secret Santa” Facebook photo contest to share the spirit of giving. When: Until Sunday, December 14th, 2014 Where: Any Sleep Country USA store Why: To ensure every foster child awakes to a gift on Christmas morning. Category: Benefit. Charitable. Audience: Kids. Teens. Singles. College Students. Dads. Moms. Seniors. Families. Cost: Varies. Contact Name: Sleep Country USA. Contact Phone: (425) 643-4277. Wednesday, November 26, 2014. 2337 148th Ave NE Bellevue, WA.

Cardio Sculpt & Core Power Ball Fitness Class

Join us on Mondays and Wed for this fun and challenging workout that will push you while using cardio intervals of step, plyometrics & weights. On Fridays join us for this full-body stability, strength, and cardio workout. Training will use exercise ball, weights and body weight to increase core strength and fitness. All levels are welcome and we provide free childcare. Please see our website for more information. Category: Sports & Recreation. Audience: Teens. Singles. College Students. Dads. Moms. Seniors. Families. Cost: Suggested Donation $6/class. Contact Name: Gretchen Frederick. Contact Email: Gfrederick@belpres.org. Contact Phone: 425-454-3082. Events Newsletter: No. Wednesday, November 26, 2014, 9:30 AM – 10:30 AM. Bellevue Presbyterian Church 1717 Bellevue Way NE Bellevue, WA 98004. For more info visit www.belpres.org.

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

Since 1991, these popular classes have brought families together to learn about parenting and celebrate babies. Weekly classes include research-based parenting topics and time for questions and answers. Topics include sleep, feeding, couple relationships, post-partum adjustment, calming and soothing tips, infant development and more. Classes are facilitated by trained parenting and lactation educators. Guest speakers feature subjects ranging from postpartum exercise and fitness to the importance of play and learning. Bring your baby and come to class as soon as you can! To register, call 425.899.3000 (no online registration). Category: Classes & Lectures. Family. Audience: Dads. Moms. Families. Cost: $97 each series. Contact Name: EvergreenHealth. Contact Phone: 425.899.3000. Events Newsletter: Yes. Wednesday, November 26, 2014, 9:30 AM – 11:30 AM. EvergreenHealth Medical Center, 12040 NE 128th Street, Kirkland, WA 98034. For more info visit www.evergreenhealth.com.

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

It’s interactive, kid friendly, and full of teachable and inspirational moments. Bring your family to the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation Visitor Center for a free visit to learn about the work being done to improve lives from Seattle to South Africa. The Visitor Center, through engaging and thought-provoking exhibits, allows parents and children to dive into some of the world’s toughest challenges and learn how to act on their own ideas and solutions. Families can expect hands-on exhibits and spaces to create, explore, and discuss. It’s an experience unlike any other in Seattle. Visit us across the street from the Seattle Center and the iconic Space Needle for an experience that will leave your family hopeful. Arrive curious. Leave inspired. Open Tuesday – Saturday, 10am to 5pm (until 6pm from June 3-August 30) Closed Sunday, Monday, and all U.S. holidays Special hours on Memorial Day weekend and Labor Day weekend: Sunday, May 25, 10am to 5pm Sunday, August 31, 10am to 6pm. Category: Charitable. Organizations. Volunteer. Audience: Kids. Teens. Singles. College Students. Dads. Moms. Seniors. Families. Cost: FREE. Events Newsletter: No. Wednesday, November 26, 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 and older with adult. Stories, songs and fun! Registration required. Category: Arts & Entertainment. Audience: Kids. Families. Contact Email: crintern@kcls.org. Contact Phone: 425.450.1765. Wednesday, November 26, 2014, 10:15 AM. Bellevue Library 1111 110th Avenue NE Bellevue, WA 98004.

Toddler Story Times

Toddler Story Times Wednesday, November 12, 19 and 26, 10:15am Ages 16 months to 35 months with adult. Stories, songs and fun! Seating is limited; first-come, first-seated. Category: Classes & Lectures. Cost: Free. Wednesday, November 26, 2014, 10:15 AM. Lake Hills Library.

Preschool Story Times

Ages 3 to 5 with adult. Stories, songs and rhymes! Category: Arts & Entertainment. Contact Name: Newport Way Library. Contact Phone: 425-747-2390. Wednesday, November 26, 2014, 10:30 AM. Newport Way Library 14250 SE Newport Way Bellevue, WA 98006.

Russian Story Times

Family program, all ages welcome with adult. Stories, songs and fun! Category: Arts & Entertainment. Audience: Kids. Families. Contact Email: crintern@kcls.org. Contact Phone: 425.644.6203. Wednesday, November 26, 2014, 10:30 AM. Library Connection @ Crossroads 15600 NE 8th Street, Suite K-11 Bellevue, WA 98008.

Infant and Young Toddler Story Times

Ages 3 months through 23 months with adult. Stories, songs and fun! Registration required. Category: Arts & Entertainment. Audience: Kids. Families. Contact Email: crintern@kcls.org. Contact Phone: 425.450.1765. Wednesday, November 26, 2014, 11:00 AM. Bellevue Library 1111 110th Avenue NE Bellevue, WA 98004.

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

Since 1991, these popular classes have brought families together to learn about parenting and celebrate babies. Weekly classes include research-based parenting topics and time for questions and answers. Topics include sleep, feeding, couple relationships, post-partum adjustment, calming and soothing tips, infant development and more. Classes are facilitated by trained parenting and lactation educators. Guest speakers feature subjects ranging from postpartum exercise and fitness to the importance of play and learning. Bring your baby and come to class as soon as you can! The 0-3 month newborn Snugglers series is FREE! To register, call 425.899.3000 (no online registration). Category: Classes & Lectures. Family. Audience: Dads. Moms. Families. Cost: Free. Contact Name: EvergreenHealth. Contact Phone: 425.899.3000. Events Newsletter: Yes. Wednesday, November 26, 2014, 12:30 PM – 2:30 PM. EvergreenHealth Medical Center, 12040 NE 128th Street, Kirkland, WA 98034. For more info visit www.evergreenhealth.com.

Lego Club

Family program, all ages welcome with adult. The library will provide the LEGOs, you provide the fun! Build, create and share with other LEGO lovers. Category: Arts & Entertainment. Audience: Kids. Families. Contact Email: crintern@kcls.org. Contact Phone: 425.450.1765. Wednesday, November 26, 2014, 1:30 PM. Bellevue Library 1111 110th Avenue NE 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, November 26, 2014, 5:30 PM – 6:30 PM. Lake Washington United Methodist Church 7525 132nd Ave NE Kirkland, WA 98033. For more info visit www.facebook.com.

Dog Training Program

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

Happiness Seminar

FREE 60 minute Happiness Seminar. Participants will learn powerful breathing techniques, experience a guided meditation, and light yoga - all of which will leave you recharged and refreshed! The experience of meditation can take us beyond the usual mental stress and emotional agitation to a calm centered place. We explore the delicate art of quietening the mind! This session is open for people with any or no experience of meditation or breathing exercises. MSNBC came to visit ... Workshop Contents: Light yoga Relaxing breathing techniques Guided Meditation Take Home practices for daily use Benefits Reported: Reduced Stress & Increased Productivity Increased Joy & Happiness Enhanced Focus & Concentration Improved Relationships. Category: Arts & Entertainment. Classes & Lectures. Sports & Recreation. Audience: Singles. College Students. Dads. Moms. Seniors. Cost: Free. Contact Name: Abhay Murarka. Contact Email: abhay.murarka@artofliving.org. Contact Phone: 206-261-4126. Wednesday, November 26, 2014, 6:00 PM – 7:00 PM. Bellevue Bahai Center. For more info visit www.eventbrite.com.

Free Singing Lessons for Men!

Free Singing lessons for boys and men covering the foundation of healthy singing, finding the best range, proper vowel usage, tuning, and how to sing in close harmony and finding the message of the song for a complete musical experience. You will learn 3-4 a cappella pieces. You will be provided with sheet music and CD learning tracks. The ability to read music is helpful, but not required, Sign up at:http://northwestsound.org/sss.html/. Category: Arts & Entertainment. Classes & Lectures. Family. Audience: Teens. Singles. Dads. Seniors. Cost: Free (no charge). Contact Name: Don Ferguson. Contact Email: Membership@northwestsound.org. Contact Phone: 206-229-7464. Wednesday, November 26, 2014, 6:45 PM – 8:30 PM. First United Methodist Church 1934 108th Avenue NE Bellevue, WA. For more info visit northwestsound.org.

Experience Life with Less Stress

Learn how to experience a life with less stress and anxiety, greater calm, and better health through the Transcendental Meditation Technique. Free Introductory Talk! Category: Classes & Lectures. Audience: Kids. Teens. Singles. College Students. Dads. Moms. Seniors. Families. Cost: Free. Contact Name: Bellevue TM Program. Contact Email: bellevue@tm.org. Contact Phone: 425-451-2290. Wednesday, November 26, 2014, 7:00 PM – 8:30 PM. 1800 112th Ave NE, Suite 265E Bellevue, WA 98004.

Thanksgiving Eve worship

Category: Faith. Family. Holiday. Audience: Kids. Teens. Singles. College Students. Dads. Moms. Seniors. Families. Cost: free. Contact Name: Lutheran Church of Christ the King. Contact Email: office@christtheking-bellevue.org. Contact Phone: 425.746.1711. Wednesday, November 26, 2014, 7:00 PM – 8:00 PM. The Lutheran Church of Christ the King - LCMS 3730 148th Avenue SE Bellevue, Washington 98006-1698.

Zumba

Come out and party with us on Monday/Wednesday and Thursday nights to the sounds of some of the most exciting music all while burning those calories. Category: Sports & Recreation. Audience: Singles. College Students. Dads. Moms. Seniors. Cost: $7.00 Drop-in. Contact Name: Marvid Schnieder. Contact Phone: 206-419-9305. Events Newsletter: No. Wednesday, November 26, 2014, 7:00 PM – 8:00 PM. 14224 Bel-Red Road Highland Community Center.

Sleep Country USA’s Toy Drive for Foster Kids

For the Northwest’s nearly 20,000 foster kids, the holiday season can be difficult as many children may be entering a new, unfamiliar home during this time. To help, Sleep Country USA is hosting its Secret Santa Toy Drive to ensure each child wakes up with a gift on Christmas morning. You too can become a Secret Santa by donating new, unwrapped gifts to any Sleep Country store until December 14th. Also, snap a photo of yourself while donating or shopping for a gift and share it in the Sleep Country “Be a Secret Santa” Facebook photo contest to share the spirit of giving. When: Until Sunday, December 14th, 2014 Where: Any Sleep Country USA store Why: To ensure every foster child awakes to a gift on Christmas morning. Category: Benefit. Charitable. Audience: Kids. Teens. Singles. College Students. Dads. Moms. Seniors. Families. Cost: Varies. Contact Name: Sleep Country USA. Contact Phone: (425) 643-4277. Thursday, November 27, 2014. 2337 148th Ave NE Bellevue, WA.

5th annual Beat the Bird 5k Fun Run/Walk

Thanksgiving day 5k fun run/walk. Proceeds support greatest goal ministries work in Sierra Leone, West Africa. Category: Family. Holiday. Organizations. Outdoor. Sports & Recreation. Audience: Kids. Teens. Singles. College Students. Dads. Moms. Seniors. Families. Cost: pre-registered $25 adult, $20 youth. day of $30 adult, $25 youth. Contact Name: Carol Druse. Contact Email: carol.druse@gmail.com. Contact Phone: 425-562-0255. Thursday, November 27, 2014, 9:00 AM. Lake Hills Teen Center 15228 Lake Hills Blvd.

Drop-In Toddler Art Studio

Toddlers with an adult are welcome to this ongoing drop-in art class Thursday mornings at 10 am. Children, ages 2-4, will be guided through several different art exploration project each week. Have fun exploring art projects including painting, drawing, constructing, crafts, gluing, coloring and some sculpting with your little one! Dress for mess! All supplies included. Category: Arts & Entertainment. Classes & Lectures. Family. Audience: Kids. Families. Cost: $10. drop-in fee. Contact Name: Hannah Hirano. Contact Email: hhirano@kirklandartscenter.org. Contact Phone: 425-822-7161 ext. 108. Events Newsletter: No. Thursday, November 27, 2014, 10:00 AM – 11:00 AM. Kirkland Arts Center 620 Market Street Kirkland, WA 98033.

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

It’s interactive, kid friendly, and full of teachable and inspirational moments. Bring your family to the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation Visitor Center for a free visit to learn about the work being done to improve lives from Seattle to South Africa. The Visitor Center, through engaging and thought-provoking exhibits, allows parents and children to dive into some of the world’s toughest challenges and learn how to act on their own ideas and solutions. Families can expect hands-on exhibits and spaces to create, explore, and discuss. It’s an experience unlike any other in Seattle. Visit us across the street from the Seattle Center and the iconic Space Needle for an experience that will leave your family hopeful. Arrive curious. Leave inspired. Open Tuesday – Saturday, 10am to 5pm (until 6pm from June 3-August 30) Closed Sunday, Monday, and all U.S. holidays Special hours on Memorial Day weekend and Labor Day weekend: Sunday, May 25, 10am to 5pm Sunday, August 31, 10am to 6pm. Category: Charitable. Organizations. Volunteer. Audience: Kids. Teens. Singles. College Students. Dads. Moms. Seniors. Families. Cost: FREE. Events Newsletter: No. Thursday, November 27, 2014, 10:00 AM – 6:00 PM. 440 5th Ave North Seattle, WA 98109. For more info visit www.gatesfoundation.org.

Baby Sign Classes @ North Kirkland Community Center

At Visually Speaking, we teach American Sign Language courses and provide private lessons around the community. Are you a new parent? Maybe you have heard about the benefits of using sign language with your son or daughter! By giving them an alternate way to communicate before they can speak, you can ease their frustrations and strengthen your bond with them. Visually Speaking is offering baby signing classes at the North Kirkland Community Center, meets once a week for an hour and the course lasts six weeks. At the end of this time, you will have expanded your child's communication skills through American Sign Language to help make your and their life simpler! Sign up today! October 30th -- December 11th 2014: Thursdays, 11:00am-12:00 Noon. Visit https://kirklandparks.net/eConnect/Start/Start.asp to register, and search barcode 43193. For more information, visit visuallyspeaking.info. If you have questions, don't hesitate to email us. Category: Classes & Lectures. Family. Audience: Kids. Dads. Moms. Families. Cost: $99. Contact Name: Kellie G. Contact Email: Kellie@visuallyspeaking.info. Contact Phone: 323-336-9305. Events Newsletter: Yes. Thursday, November 27, 2014, 11:00 AM – 12:00 PM. 12421 103rd Ave NE. For more info visit www.visuallyspeaking.info.

Dog Training Program

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

Yoga

Candlelight Yoga Flow Class Candlelight Vinyasa Yoga Flow: This is an all levels, moderately paced class softly lit by candlelight. This practice incorporates both yoga flow postures to get the breath and the body moving, as well as restorative poses to relax and calm the body and mind. Yoga builds strength, increase your flexibility and improve your balance, while releasing tension and clearing the mind. You will leave feeling rejuvenated and relaxed. This is a relaxed community center environment, come as you are, do what you can do. All levels welcome! A great place to learn or to challenge yourself. All you need is a yoga mat. First class is free! Category: Classes & Lectures. Sports & Recreation. Audience: Teens. Singles. College Students. Dads. Moms. Seniors. Cost: $10. First class free! Contact Name: Christine Maloney. Contact Email: YogabyChris@gmail.com. Contact Phone: 425-681-5561. Thursday, November 27, 2014, 7:00 PM – 8:00 PM. North Bellevue Community Center. 4063 148th Ave NE.

Zumba

Come out and party with us on Monday/Wednesday and Thursday nights to the sounds of some of the most exciting music all while burning those calories. Category: Sports & Recreation. Audience: Singles. College Students. Dads. Moms. Seniors. Cost: $7.00 Drop-in. Contact Name: Marvid Schnieder. Contact Phone: 206-419-9305. Events Newsletter: No. Thursday, November 27, 2014, 7:00 PM – 8:00 PM. 14224 Bel-Red Road Highland Community Center.

Blue Fridays at Seattle Humane!

Blue Fridays at Seattle Humane! Wear your favorite Hawks gear any Blue Friday of the season and receive $12 off the adoption of your own MVP. See our starting lineup of dogs, cats and critters now! Category: Charitable. Family. Audience: Kids. Teens. Singles. College Students. Dads. Moms. Seniors. Families. Contact Name: Adoption Team. Contact Email: adoption@seattlehumane.org. Contact Phone: 425-649-7563. Events Newsletter: Yes. Friday, November 28, 2014. Seattle Humane Society 13212 SE Eastgate Way Bellevue, WA 98005.

Holiday Pet Food Drive

Look for our collection barrels at King County Safeway stores Nov. 28 through Dec. 31 and donate pet food to help low-income, senior, and disabled community members feed their pets. Category: Charitable. Family. Holiday. Audience: Kids. Teens. Singles. College Students. Dads. Moms. Seniors. Families. Contact Name: Seattle Humane. Contact Phone: 425-641-0080. Friday, November 28, 2014 – Wednesday, December 31, 2014. King County Safeway stores. For more info visit www.seattlehumane.org.

Seize the Season at Redmond Town Center

Don't miss this holiday festival filled with community events and family activities designed to delight and entertain throughout the season. Geared for kids and the young at heart, enjoy the magic of the season with a twirl on the skating rink and a spirited ride on our holiday train and horse carousel. Browse through our first Winter Market, a collection of local artisans, food vendors and craftspeople. Santa will be in town to meet and take family holiday photos. Enjoy the sounds of the season with special community performances throughout December. Thank you to our Title Sponsor, Swedish. Category: Family. Holiday. Outdoor. Audience: Kids. Teens. Singles. College Students. Dads. Moms. Seniors. Families. Contact Name: Guest Services. Contact Email: guestservices@redmondtowncenter.com. Contact Phone: 425.869.2640. Friday, November 28, 2014 – Wednesday, December 31, 2014. 7525 166th Avenue NE, Redmond, WA 98052. For more info visit redmondtowncenter.com.

Sleep Country USA’s Toy Drive for Foster Kids

For the Northwest’s nearly 20,000 foster kids, the holiday season can be difficult as many children may be entering a new, unfamiliar home during this time. To help, Sleep Country USA is hosting its Secret Santa Toy Drive to ensure each child wakes up with a gift on Christmas morning. You too can become a Secret Santa by donating new, unwrapped gifts to any Sleep Country store until December 14th. Also, snap a photo of yourself while donating or shopping for a gift and share it in the Sleep Country “Be a Secret Santa” Facebook photo contest to share the spirit of giving. When: Until Sunday, December 14th, 2014 Where: Any Sleep Country USA store Why: To ensure every foster child awakes to a gift on Christmas morning. Category: Benefit. Charitable. Audience: Kids. Teens. Singles. College Students. Dads. Moms. Seniors. Families. Cost: Varies. Contact Name: Sleep Country USA. Contact Phone: (425) 643-4277. Friday, November 28, 2014. 2337 148th Ave NE Bellevue, WA.

Walk With Your Libraries

Walk With Your Libraries Isn't it time to get moving? Exercise your mind and body with your library's collection and custom walking maps. For fun, for fitness, for life, walk with your libraries! Please visit guides.kcls.org/walkwithyourlibrary or call the library at 425.486.7811 for more information. Category: Sports & Recreation. Cost: Free. Events Newsletter: Yes. Friday, November 28, 2014. King County Library System.

Photos with Santa!

Make a new memory, continue a fond tradition, plan a magical moment with Santa for holiday photos. *Please see website for Santa's hours. Category: Family. Holiday. Audience: Families. Friday, November 28, 2014, 7:00 AM. Bellevue Square 575 Bellevue Sq Bellevue, WA 98004. For more info visit www.santaphotos.com.

Black Friday at Redmond Town Center

Black Friday Friday, November 28 - 8 am to 8pm Holiday Performance and Tree Lighting: 5 to 7 p.m. Join the holiday season celebration with the opening of several new holiday activities geared for kids and the young at heart: an exhilarating skating rink, the holiday train with tours around the property, and the family favorite horse carousel. Shoppers will delight in browsing through our first Winter Market, a collection of local artisans, food vendors and craftspeople. Santa will host a special storytelling time for children at 10 a.m. on Black Friday and be in his workshop all day for visits and photos. At Noon, Santa and Mrs. Claus take a spin around the rink with guests. Throughout the day, shoppers will enjoy community holiday performances on the Center Court stage. From 5 to 7 p.m. a live holiday performance by the Christian Smith Standards Quartet will fill Center Court with the holiday favorites. At twilight, Santa Claus will illuminate the 42-foot holiday tree. Enter to win the Gift Card Gi… Category: Family. Holiday. Music. Audience: Kids. Teens. Singles. College Students. Dads. Moms. Seniors. Families. Contact Name: Guest Services. Contact Email: guestservices@redmondtowncenter.com. Contact Phone: 425.869.2640. Friday, November 28, 2014, 8:00 AM – 8:00 PM. 7525 NE 166th Avenue NE. For more info visit redmondtowncenter.com.

Zumba Gold

ZUMBA® GOLD just as our regular ZUMBA® classes creates a party like atmosphere that is incredibly fun, different, is so easy to follow, that EVERYONE of all ages can do it! Participants in this low impact class enjoy rhythms such as: Merengue, Salsa, Cumbia, Belly Dance, Mambo, Tango, Cha Cha along with other fun an exciting rhythms and dances. The Zumba Gold program improves balance, flexibility and cardiovascular strength with its unique program. Zumba Gold was designed to teach the basic dance steps to anyone, even those requiring chairs or wheel chairs. Zumba Gold provides an appropriate workout for the sedentary population. This Class will be held at the Redmond Senior Center starts January 11th 2013. The classes are run on a monthly basis and work out to $5.00 per class or you can do a drop in for $7.00. Please call the Senior Center on 425 556 2314 to sign up. Beginners are very welcome no previous experience required. Category: Classes & Lectures. Audience: Singles. College Students. Moms. Seniors. Cost: Classes are $5.00 per class in advance or $7.00 drop in. Contact Name: Teresa Osborn. Contact Email: teresa_o@teresaosborn.com. Contact Phone: 425 861 6729. Friday, November 28, 2014, 9:00 AM – 9:45 AM. Redmond Senior Center 8703 160th Avenue NE Redmond, WA 98052. For more info visit teresaosborn.zumba.com.

Cardio Sculpt & Core Power Ball Fitness Class

Join us on Mondays and Wed for this fun and challenging workout that will push you while using cardio intervals of step, plyometrics & weights. On Fridays join us for this full-body stability, strength, and cardio workout. Training will use exercise ball, weights and body weight to increase core strength and fitness. All levels are welcome and we provide free childcare. Please see our website for more information. Category: Sports & Recreation. Audience: Teens. Singles. College Students. Dads. Moms. Seniors. Families. Cost: Suggested Donation $6/class. Contact Name: Gretchen Frederick. Contact Email: Gfrederick@belpres.org. Contact Phone: 425-454-3082. Events Newsletter: No. Friday, November 28, 2014, 9:30 AM – 10:30 AM. Bellevue Presbyterian Church 1717 Bellevue Way NE Bellevue, WA 98004. For more info visit www.belpres.org.

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

It’s interactive, kid friendly, and full of teachable and inspirational moments. Bring your family to the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation Visitor Center for a free visit to learn about the work being done to improve lives from Seattle to South Africa. The Visitor Center, through engaging and thought-provoking exhibits, allows parents and children to dive into some of the world’s toughest challenges and learn how to act on their own ideas and solutions. Families can expect hands-on exhibits and spaces to create, explore, and discuss. It’s an experience unlike any other in Seattle. Visit us across the street from the Seattle Center and the iconic Space Needle for an experience that will leave your family hopeful. Arrive curious. Leave inspired. Open Tuesday – Saturday, 10am to 5pm (until 6pm from June 3-August 30) Closed Sunday, Monday, and all U.S. holidays Special hours on Memorial Day weekend and Labor Day weekend: Sunday, May 25, 10am to 5pm Sunday, August 31, 10am to 6pm. Category: Charitable. Organizations. Volunteer. Audience: Kids. Teens. Singles. College Students. Dads. Moms. Seniors. Families. Cost: FREE. Events Newsletter: No. Friday, November 28, 2014, 10:00 AM – 6:00 PM. 440 5th Ave North Seattle, WA 98109. For more info visit www.gatesfoundation.org.

Photos with Santa!

Make a new memory, continue a fond tradition, plan a magical moment with Santa for holiday photos. *Please visit the website for Santa's hours. Category: Family. Holiday. Audience: Families. Friday, November 28, 2014, 10:00 AM. Redmond Town Center 7525 166th Ave. NE Redmond, WA 98052. For more info visit www.santaphotos.com.

Black Cat Friday!

Skips the malls and save a life! For one day only, Seattle Humane is waiving adoption fees for every all black, black-speckled, black-spotted, and black-striped cat or kitten. PLUS! The first 30 adopters will receive a free paw print charm from Ohm Beads. Category: Charitable. Family. Audience: Kids. Teens. Singles. College Students. Dads. Moms. Seniors. Families. Cost: Free. Contact Name: Seattle Humane. Contact Email: adoption@seattlehumane.org. Contact Phone: 425-649-7563. Friday, November 28, 2014, 11:00 AM – 8:00 PM. 13212 SE Eastgate Way Bellevue, WA 98005.

Telugu Story Times

Family program, all ages welcome with adult. Stories, songs and fun! Category: Arts & Entertainment. Audience: Kids. Families. Contact Email: crintern@kcls.org. Contact Phone: 425.644.6203. Friday, November 28, 2014, 12:15 PM. Library Connection @ Crossroads 15600 NE 8th Street, Suite K-11 Bellevue, WA 98008.

Lego Club

All ages welcome. The library will provide the LEGOs, you provide the fun! Build, create and share with other LEGO lovers. Category: Arts & Entertainment. Audience: Kids. Teens. Contact Email: crintern@kcls.org. Contact Phone: 425.747.3350. Friday, November 28, 2014, 3:30 PM. Lake Hills Library 15590 Lake Hills Boulevard Bellevue,WA 98007.

Dog Training Program

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

Seattle International Comedy Competition

America’s biggest touring comedy festival, the Seattle International Comedy Competition brings five of the top comics from around the country to compete for top honors and a shot at cash and prizes. Category: Arts & Entertainment. Family. Audience: Kids. Teens. College Students. Dads. Moms. Seniors. Families. Cost: $30. Contact Name: Kirkland Performance Center. Contact Email: box1@kpcenter.org. Contact Phone: 425 893 9900. Friday, November 28, 2014, 8:00 PM. Kirkland Performance Center 350 Kirkland Ave Kirkland, WA 98033.

Indies First!

Local authors “volunteer” at an indie on Small Business Saturday (November 29), to link to indies for book sales. Join William Dietrich, Justina Chen, G. Elizabeth Kretchmer, Janet Lee Carey, Robert Dugoni, Dana Sullivan, Christina Dudley, Claire Gebben, and more! Category: Arts & Entertainment. Audience: Kids. Teens. Singles. College Students. Dads. Moms. Seniors. Families. Cost: Free. Contact Name: Olivia. Contact Email: bellevue.events@ubookstore.com. Saturday, November 29, 2014. University Book Store 990 102nd Ave NE Bellevue, WA, 98004. For more info visit www.bookweb.org.

Sleep Country USA’s Toy Drive for Foster Kids

For the Northwest’s nearly 20,000 foster kids, the holiday season can be difficult as many children may be entering a new, unfamiliar home during this time. To help, Sleep Country USA is hosting its Secret Santa Toy Drive to ensure each child wakes up with a gift on Christmas morning. You too can become a Secret Santa by donating new, unwrapped gifts to any Sleep Country store until December 14th. Also, snap a photo of yourself while donating or shopping for a gift and share it in the Sleep Country “Be a Secret Santa” Facebook photo contest to share the spirit of giving. When: Until Sunday, December 14th, 2014 Where: Any Sleep Country USA store Why: To ensure every foster child awakes to a gift on Christmas morning. Category: Benefit. Charitable. Audience: Kids. Teens. Singles. College Students. Dads. Moms. Seniors. Families. Cost: Varies. Contact Name: Sleep Country USA. Contact Phone: (425) 643-4277. Saturday, November 29, 2014. 2337 148th Ave NE Bellevue, WA.

Photos with Santa!

Make a new memory, continue a fond tradition, plan a magical moment with Santa for holiday photos. *Please see website for Santa's hours. Category: Family. Holiday. Audience: Families. Saturday, November 29, 2014, 7:00 AM. Bellevue Square 575 Bellevue Sq Bellevue, WA 98004. For more info visit www.santaphotos.com.

Redmond VFW Gun Show

Buy Sell & Trade all sorts of firearms and accessories. Category: Service Clubs. Audience: Kids. Teens. Singles. College Students. Dads. Moms. Seniors. Families. Cost: $5. Contact Name: Douglas Kerley. Contact Email: Sales@BigTopPromos.com. Contact Phone: 4257454291. Saturday, November 29, 2014, 9:00 AM – Sunday, November 30, 2014, 5:00 PM. Redmond VFW Banquet Hall 4330 148th Ave NE Redmond, WA 98052. For more info visit bigtoppromos.com.

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

It’s interactive, kid friendly, and full of teachable and inspirational moments. Bring your family to the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation Visitor Center for a free visit to learn about the work being done to improve lives from Seattle to South Africa. The Visitor Center, through engaging and thought-provoking exhibits, allows parents and children to dive into some of the world’s toughest challenges and learn how to act on their own ideas and solutions. Families can expect hands-on exhibits and spaces to create, explore, and discuss. It’s an experience unlike any other in Seattle. Visit us across the street from the Seattle Center and the iconic Space Needle for an experience that will leave your family hopeful. Arrive curious. Leave inspired. Open Tuesday – Saturday, 10am to 5pm (until 6pm from June 3-August 30) Closed Sunday, Monday, and all U.S. holidays Special hours on Memorial Day weekend and Labor Day weekend: Sunday, May 25, 10am to 5pm Sunday, August 31, 10am to 6pm. Category: Charitable. Organizations. Volunteer. Audience: Kids. Teens. Singles. College Students. Dads. Moms. Seniors. Families. Cost: FREE. Events Newsletter: No. Saturday, November 29, 2014, 10:00 AM – 6:00 PM. 440 5th Ave North Seattle, WA 98109. For more info visit www.gatesfoundation.org.

Photos with Santa!

Make a new memory, continue a fond tradition, plan a magical moment with Santa for holiday photos. *Please visit the website for Santa's hours. Category: Family. Holiday. Audience: Families. Saturday, November 29, 2014, 10:00 AM. Redmond Town Center 7525 166th Ave. NE Redmond, WA 98052. For more info visit www.santaphotos.com.

Winter Market at Redmond Town Center

Enjoy the warmth of an indoor market with the appeal of an outdoor bazaar - starting November 1 and running on weekends through December 21. Redmond Town Center welcomes a collection of local artisans, food vendors and craftspeople to this unique environment, unlike anything else on the Eastside! Category: Family. Holiday. Audience: Kids. Teens. Singles. College Students. Dads. Moms. Seniors. Families. Cost: Free. Contact Name: Guest Services. Contact Email: GuestServices@RedmondTownCenter.com. Contact Phone: (425) 869-2640. Saturday, November 29, 2014, 10:00 AM – 6:00 PM. Redmond Town Center - 16549 NE 74th Street. For more info visit redmondtowncenter.com.

'Twas The Night...

Adaptation by Lani Brockman and Susan Bardsley • Music and Lyrics by Susan Bardsley Directed by Lani Brockman • Musically Directed by Susan Bardsley From the talented team who create the musicals for StoryBook Theater, this hilarious spin on the familiar holiday poem is guaranteed to have the whole family laughing. Join the Big Family and their menagerie as they await the coming of St. Nick. Now in its 14th year, this Studio tradition includes new surprises each year. Run Time: 90 min. Performances on Friday at 7 p.m. Saturday/Sunday at 11 a.m. 2 p.m. and 5 p.m. Category: Arts & Entertainment. Family. Holiday. Theater. Audience: Kids. Teens. Dads. Moms. Families. Cost: All Seats: $15. Contact Name: Studio East. Contact Email: info@studio-east.org. Contact Phone: 425-820-1800. Saturday, November 29, 2014, 11:00 AM – Sunday, December 21, 2014, 5:00 PM. Studio East 11730 118th Ave. NE Kirkland, WA 98034.

Music to Keep You Merry & Bright!

12PM-2PM Susan Pascal, Holiday Jazz Vibes 5PM-7PM Bishop Blanchet High School Choir. Category: Family. Holiday. Music. Cost: Free. Saturday, November 29, 2014, 12:00 PM – 7:00 PM. Pacific Place 600 Pine Street, Seattle, WA 98101. For more info visit www.pacificplaceseattle.com.

Magic in the Market

In celebration of the holiday season, with its more than 400 independent shops, Pike Place Market invites guests to the annual Magic in the Market. This holiday celebration features activities for the whole family, including gingerbread cookie decorating in the Market Atrium Kitchen (ideal for children ages 12 and under), complimentary photos with Santa Claus, live performances from the Figgy Pudding Caroling teams, and more! Treats will be provided by participating vendors, including hot chocolate from indi chocolate – made from artisan chocolate beans sourced from Columbia – as well as MarketSpice tea and Tiny’s Organic hot apple cider. At 5 p.m. Santa will lead a countdown to the lighting of a 20-foot holiday tree and lights throughout the Market. A performance by a cappella choir Emerald City Voices will follow. Coinciding with the festivities of Magic in the Market is Small Business Saturday, which focuses on supporting the local economy and its boutique shops. Pike Place Market will offer… Category: Family. Holiday. Music. Audience: Kids. Teens. Singles. College Students. Dads. Moms. Seniors. Families. Cost: Free. Saturday, November 29, 2014, 1:00 PM – 6:00 PM. Pike Place Market. For more info visit www.pikeplacemarket.org.

Ranger Walk

Join a Park Ranger for a free guided tour of the Lake Hills Greenbelt. Visit restoration sites, tour a cedar forest and learn about local wildlife and plants. These walks are free and meet at the Lake Hills Greenbelt Ranger Station every Saturday beginning at 2 p.m. Walks are fun for the whole family, all ages are welcome and no registration is necessary. Category: Family. Outdoor. Audience: Kids. Teens. Singles. College Students. Dads. Moms. Seniors. Families. Cost: Free. Contact Name: Malia Caracoglia. Contact Email: hcaracogli@bellevuewa.gov. Contact Phone: 425-452-6993. Events Newsletter: Yes. Saturday, November 29, 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.

The Nutcracker with Ballet Bellevue Orchestra

Ballet Bellevue performs this holiday favorite on Saturday and Sunday of Thanksgiving Weekend, complete with the company's live orchestra playing the classic music of P. I. Tchaikovsky, conducted by Music Director, Philip Tschopp. Guest Director is Stanko Milov, former principal dancer of Pacific Northwest Ballet, who offers his premiere production of The Nutcracker with choreography and staging by Vitaliy Milov. Designers include Evan Ritter (Lighting), Tina Evans (Costumes), Melissa Russell (Graphics) and Stage Manager is Gordon Compton. The performances will be held on Saturday November 29th (2 PM and 7 PM) and Sunday November 30th (2 PM) in Bellevue's largest theater, the newly remodeled Bellevue High School Performing Arts Center at 10416 Wolverine Way, Bellevue 98004. Tickets (reserved seating only) range from $34 to $49. A $10 discount (with ID) applies to all ticket prices for Students, Seniors (age 62+) and military families. Category: Arts & Entertainment. Family. Holiday. Music. Audience: Kids. Teens. Dads. Moms. Seniors. Families. Cost: $34-$49. Contact Name: Ballet Bellevue. Contact Email: info@balletbellevue.org. Contact Phone: 425.455.1345. Events Newsletter: Yes. Saturday, November 29, 2014, 2:00 PM – 4:00 PM. Bellevue Performing Arts Center (@ Bellevue High School) 10416 SE Wolverine Way Bellevue, WA 98004 United States. For more info visit www.brownpapertickets.com.

Garden d' Lights

Brought to you by the Bellevue Botanical Garden Society and Bellevue Parks and Community Services, Garden d’Lights features thousands of lights which transform the Garden into a blossoming winter wonderland. Garden d’Lights runs from Saturday, November 29, 2014 through Saturday, January 3, 2015 every evening from 4:30 – 9:30 pm (last entry at 9:00 pm). Please note that the hours have changed slightly. To avoid long lines and crowds, it is more important than ever to visit early in the season, early in the week, and early in the evening. This year we celebrate the opening of the beautiful new Visitor Center complex AND the 20th Anniversary of Garden d’Lights! There will be new displays and a longer route through the garden. A shorter route is marked for those with limited mobility. Be sure to visit the brand new Trillium Store to pick up a gift or two on your visit. You’ll be dazzled by all of the gorgeous offerings. The store will be open every evening from 4:30 – 9:30 pm; additional hours on Saturdays… Category: Arts & Entertainment. Family. Holiday. Outdoor. Audience: Kids. Teens. Singles. College Students. Dads. Moms. Seniors. Families. Cost: $5 per person, children 10 and under are free. Contact Name: Lisa Scott. Contact Email: lscott@bellevuewa.gov. Contact Phone: 425-452-6826. Events Newsletter: Yes. Saturday, November 29, 2014, 4:30 PM – 9:30 PM. Bellevue Botanical Garden 12001 Main Street Bellevue, WA 98005.

Dog Training Program

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

The Nutcracker with Ballet Bellevue Orchestra

Ballet Bellevue performs this holiday favorite on Saturday and Sunday of Thanksgiving Weekend, complete with the company's live orchestra playing the classic music of P. I. Tchaikovsky, conducted by Music Director, Philip Tschopp. Guest Director is Stanko Milov, former principal dancer of Pacific Northwest Ballet, who offers his premiere production of The Nutcracker with choreography and staging by Vitaliy Milov. Designers include Evan Ritter (Lighting), Tina Evans (Costumes), Melissa Russell (Graphics) and Stage Manager is Gordon Compton. The performances will be held on Saturday November 29th (2 PM and 7 PM) and Sunday November 30th (2 PM) in Bellevue's largest theater, the newly remodeled Bellevue High School Performing Arts Center at 10416 Wolverine Way, Bellevue 98004. Tickets (reserved seating only) range from $34 to $49. A $10 discount (with ID) applies to all ticket prices for Students, Seniors (age 62+) and military families. Category: Arts & Entertainment. Family. Holiday. Music. Audience: Kids. Teens. Seniors. Families. Cost: $34-$49. Contact Name: Ballet Bellevue. Contact Email: info@balletbellevue.org. Contact Phone: 425.455.1345. Saturday, November 29, 2014, 7:00 PM. Bellevue Performing Arts Center (@ Bellevue High School) 10416 SE Wolverine Way Bellevue, WA 98004 United States. For more info visit www.brownpapertickets.com.

Lanz, Tingstad and Rumbel

This Grammy award winning new age trio plays music from America, the British Isles, Asia, and Spain. Eric Tingstad, a composer who plays finger style guitar, was trained in the Segovian classical guitar tradition and has been influenced by Led Zeppelin, Ravi Shankar, and Martin Denny. Nancy Rumbel, who plays the oboe, English horn, and double ocarina, was early on intrigued by ethnomusicology. Don’t miss out on this trio’s unique take on new age music and the singular sound they bring to the stage. Category: Arts & Entertainment. Music. Audience: Dads. Moms. Seniors. Families. Cost: $35. Contact Name: Kirkland Performance Center. Contact Email: box1@kpcenter.org. Contact Phone: 425 893 9900. Saturday, November 29, 2014, 8:00 PM. Kirkland Performance Center 350 Kirkland Ave Kirkland, WA 98033.

Sleep Country USA’s Toy Drive for Foster Kids

For the Northwest’s nearly 20,000 foster kids, the holiday season can be difficult as many children may be entering a new, unfamiliar home during this time. To help, Sleep Country USA is hosting its Secret Santa Toy Drive to ensure each child wakes up with a gift on Christmas morning. You too can become a Secret Santa by donating new, unwrapped gifts to any Sleep Country store until December 14th. Also, snap a photo of yourself while donating or shopping for a gift and share it in the Sleep Country “Be a Secret Santa” Facebook photo contest to share the spirit of giving. When: Until Sunday, December 14th, 2014 Where: Any Sleep Country USA store Why: To ensure every foster child awakes to a gift on Christmas morning. Category: Benefit. Charitable. Audience: Kids. Teens. Singles. College Students. Dads. Moms. Seniors. Families. Cost: Varies. Contact Name: Sleep Country USA. Contact Phone: (425) 643-4277. Sunday, November 30, 2014. 2337 148th Ave NE Bellevue, WA.

Photos with Santa!

Make a new memory, continue a fond tradition, plan a magical moment with Santa for holiday photos. *Please see website for Santa's hours. Category: Family. Holiday. Audience: Families. Sunday, November 30, 2014, 7:00 AM. Bellevue Square 575 Bellevue Sq Bellevue, WA 98004. For more info visit www.santaphotos.com.

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

It’s interactive, kid friendly, and full of teachable and inspirational moments. Bring your family to the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation Visitor Center for a free visit to learn about the work being done to improve lives from Seattle to South Africa. The Visitor Center, through engaging and thought-provoking exhibits, allows parents and children to dive into some of the world’s toughest challenges and learn how to act on their own ideas and solutions. Families can expect hands-on exhibits and spaces to create, explore, and discuss. It’s an experience unlike any other in Seattle. Visit us across the street from the Seattle Center and the iconic Space Needle for an experience that will leave your family hopeful. Arrive curious. Leave inspired. Open Tuesday – Saturday, 10am to 5pm (until 6pm from June 3-August 30) Closed Sunday, Monday, and all U.S. holidays Special hours on Memorial Day weekend and Labor Day weekend: Sunday, May 25, 10am to 5pm Sunday, August 31, 10am to 6pm. Category: Charitable. Organizations. Volunteer. Audience: Kids. Teens. Singles. College Students. Dads. Moms. Seniors. Families. Cost: FREE. Events Newsletter: No. Sunday, November 30, 2014, 10:00 AM – 6:00 PM. 440 5th Ave North Seattle, WA 98109. For more info visit www.gatesfoundation.org.

Photos with Santa!

Make a new memory, continue a fond tradition, plan a magical moment with Santa for holiday photos. *Please visit the website for Santa's hours. Category: Family. Holiday. Audience: Families. Sunday, November 30, 2014, 10:00 AM. Redmond Town Center 7525 166th Ave. NE Redmond, WA 98052. For more info visit www.santaphotos.com.

The Hunt's Brunch

Relax at El Gaucho Bellevue on Sundays - Enjoy a delicious buffet and uncompromising service! Step back in time to an era of uncompromising service and total indulgence, where the smallest of details are considered the most basic ingredient of your visit. Enjoy being treated to the ultimate Sunday Buffet experience featuring favorites such as baron of beef, house-cured pork belly, chicken fried chop steak, sausage country gravy, poached salmon, spinach strata, bacon, kielbasa, and made to order mac and cheese, omelets, waffles, and French toast. Additional items such as gaucho benedicts, assorted salads and fresh fruit, charcuterie, pastries, desserts, and many more are not to be missed. Category: Arts & Entertainment. Family. Graduation. Holiday. Audience: Kids. Teens. Singles. College Students. Dads. Moms. Seniors. Families. Cost: $32/adult; $16/child ages 6-13; kids under 5 FREE. Contact Name: Tony Capra, General Manager. Contact Email: tcapra@elgaucho.com. Contact Phone: 425-455-2715. Events Newsletter: No. Sunday, November 30, 2014, 10:00 AM – 2:00 PM. El Gaucho Bellevue. For more info visit www.elgaucho.com.

Winter Market at Redmond Town Center

Enjoy the warmth of an indoor market with the appeal of an outdoor bazaar - starting November 1 and running on weekends through December 21. Redmond Town Center welcomes a collection of local artisans, food vendors and craftspeople to this unique environment, unlike anything else on the Eastside! Category: Family. Holiday. Audience: Kids. Teens. Singles. College Students. Dads. Moms. Seniors. Families. Cost: Free. Contact Name: Guest Services. Contact Email: GuestServices@RedmondTownCenter.com. Contact Phone: (425) 869-2640. Sunday, November 30, 2014, 10:00 AM – 6:00 PM. Redmond Town Center - 16549 NE 74th Street. For more info visit redmondtowncenter.com.

Center for Spiritual Living Bellevue Sunday Service

We believe in a world that works for EVERYone!! We believe that the Universe is Spiritual and has Intelligence, Purpose, Beauty, and Order. Our beliefs are in harmony with all the world’s great spiritual teachings and we honor all paths to God. Join us on Sundays for 10am Meditation and 10:30 Celebration Services at the North Bellevue Community Center. Category: Arts & Entertainment. Benefit. Charitable. Classes & Lectures. Fairs & Festivals. Faith. Family. Government. Graduation. Holiday. Music. Organizations. Outdoor. Political. Reunions. Schools. Service Clubs. Sports & Recreation. Theater. Volunteer. Wedding. Audience: Kids. Teens. Singles. College Students. Dads. Moms. Seniors. Families. Cost: Free. Contact Name: Reverend Marla Mason. Contact Email: revmarla@cslbellevue.org. Contact Phone: 425-919-5144. Events Newsletter: No. Sunday, November 30, 2014, 10:30 AM – 11:30 AM. North Bellevue Community Center 4063 148th Ave NE Bellevue 98007.

Essential Church Worship Gatherings

Essential Church will begin gathering at the South Bellevue Community Center this Sunday! Join us for one of our pre-launch gatherings for worship, a message, and to hear more about the mission and vision of Essential Church. Each week we will worship together and then offer children's ministry for 4k- 5th grade. See you on Sunday! Category: Faith. Family. Music. Organizations. Audience: Kids. Teens. Singles. College Students. Dads. Moms. Seniors. Families. Cost: Free! Contact Name: Warren Mainard. Contact Email: warren@essentialchurch.cc. Contact Phone: 4252707022. Events Newsletter: No. Sunday, November 30, 2014, 10:40 AM – 12:00 PM. South Bellevue Community Center 14509 SE Newport Way Bellevue, WA 98006.

ADVENTure

ADVENTure is a great time to celebrate the beginning of Advent through fellowship, fun and crafts. Starting after the 9:30 am church service, the event will include a pizza lunch, served around noon. Category: Faith. Family. Holiday. Audience: Kids. Teens. Singles. College Students. Dads. Moms. Seniors. Families. Cost: freewill offering. Contact Name: Lutheran Church of Christ the King. Contact Email: office@christtheking-bellevue.org. Contact Phone: 425.746.1711. Sunday, November 30, 2014, 11:00 AM – 1:00 PM. The Lutheran Church of Christ the King - LCMS 3730 148th Avenue SE Bellevue, Washington 98006-1698.

Music to Keep You Merry & Bright!

12pm-2pm Cheryl Serio, '60 Holiday Pop/Jazz 5pm-7pm Tutti Flutti, Holiday Flute Ensemble. Category: Family. Holiday. Music. Cost: Free. Sunday, November 30, 2014, 12:00 PM – 7:00 PM. Pacific Place 600 Pine Street, Seattle, WA 98101. For more info visit www.pacificplaceseattle.com.

1st Annual Michael Powers Group Holiday Show

Guitarist Michael Powers is one of the most preeminent and well-respected Jazz Musicians in the country having released five CD's that are played on radio stations nationwide. Michael's style was influenced by a diverse group of musicians which includes Jimi Hendrix, Carlos Santana, Charlie Parker, George Benson, Stanley Jordan, Miles Davis, and Kevin Eubanks. On stage, Michael has performed with, recorded with or shared billings with piano giant Herbie Hancock, classic Jazz saxophonist Eddie "Clean Head" Vinson, B3 master Dr. Lonnie Smith, Ronnie Cuber, Gil Scott Heron, Keiko Matsui, Nancy Wilson, Les McCann, Najee, Tommy Davidson, Dr. Cornel West, the legendary Ray Charles, Afro-pop star King Sunny Ade, Grammy award-winning vocalist Diane Schuur, R&B greats Gladys Knight and the Pips and Atlantic Starr, contemporary Jazz artists Ronny Jordan, Tom Grant, David Benoit, sax great Ernie Watts, the Yellowjackets, and the duo of Tuck & Patti. In this concert, you will hear music from Michael's two Holiday CD's… Category: Holiday. Music. Audience: Teens. Singles. College Students. Dads. Moms. Seniors. Cost: $20 General/Senior; $15 Student (under 18). Contact Name: Nancy Worth. Contact Email: nancyw@unityofbellevue.org. Contact Phone: 425-747-5950. Sunday, November 30, 2014, 2:00 PM – 4:00 PM. U.P.A.C. (Unity Performing Arts Center) Auditorium inside Unity of Bellevue 16330 NE 4th Street Bellevue, WA 98008. For more info visit www.brownpapertickets.com.

The Nutcracker with Ballet Bellevue Orchestra

Ballet Bellevue performs this holiday favorite on Saturday and Sunday of Thanksgiving Weekend, complete with the company's live orchestra playing the classic music of P. I. Tchaikovsky, conducted by Music Director, Philip Tschopp. Guest Director is Stanko Milov, former principal dancer of Pacific Northwest Ballet, who offers his premiere production of The Nutcracker with choreography and staging by Vitaliy Milov. Designers include Evan Ritter (Lighting), Tina Evans (Costumes), Melissa Russell (Graphics) and Stage Manager is Gordon Compton. The performances will be held on Saturday November 29th (2 PM and 7 PM) and Sunday November 30th (2 PM) in Bellevue's largest theater, the newly remodeled Bellevue High School Performing Arts Center at 10416 Wolverine Way, Bellevue 98004. Tickets (reserved seating only) range from $34 to $49. A $10 discount (with ID) applies to all ticket prices for Students, Seniors (age 62+) and military families. Category: Arts & Entertainment. Family. Holiday. Music. Audience: Kids. Teens. Dads. Moms. Seniors. Families. Cost: $34-$49. Contact Name: Ballet Bellevue. Contact Email: info@balletbellevue.org. Contact Phone: 425.455.1345. Sunday, November 30, 2014, 2:00 PM – 4:00 PM. Bellevue Performing Arts Center (@ Bellevue High School) 10416 SE Wolverine Way Bellevue, WA 98004 United States. For more info visit www.brownpapertickets.com.

BARVINOK Ukrainian Folk Dance Ensemble 10th Anniversary Gala Concert

Immerse yourself in Ukrainian culture while enjoying high-energy, fast-paced, colorful, and entertaining performance that is Ukrainian folk dance. Featuring SERPANOK chorus, the evening will be filled with authentic music, colorful costumes, and of course meticulously choreographed dance performances by BARVINOK star dancers. Through original choreography and composition, BARVINOK will showcase a vast diversity of authentic Ukrainian folk music and dance that is the heart of Ukrainian culture. Featuring BARVINOK’s all-age cast, this fiery, spellbinding performance is sure to appeal to both young and young-at-heart! Ukraine featured prominently in the news feeds across the world. In these trying times, all proceeds gathered by sales of baking goods, souvenirs, and the dedicated charity auction held during the intermission will go towards helping those affected by the current crisis in the East of Ukraine. Category: Arts & Entertainment. Family. Music. Audience: Kids. Teens. Singles. College Students. Dads. Moms. Seniors. Families. Cost: $12-$20. Contact Name: Ukrainian Association of Washington State. Contact Email: info@uaws.org. Sunday, November 30, 2014, 4:00 PM – 6:00 PM. Kirkland Performance Center 350 Kirkland Ave Kirkland, WA 98033. For more info visit www.kpcenter.org.

Mandarin (Chinese) Story Times

Family program, all ages welcome with adult. Stories, songs and fun! Category: Arts & Entertainment. Audience: Kids. Families. Contact Email: crintern@kcls.org. Contact Phone: 425.450.1765. Sunday, November 30, 2014, 4:00 PM. Bellevue Library 1111 110th Avenue NE Bellevue, WA 98004.

Garden d' Lights

Brought to you by the Bellevue Botanical Garden Society and Bellevue Parks and Community Services, Garden d’Lights features thousands of lights which transform the Garden into a blossoming winter wonderland. Garden d’Lights runs from Saturday, November 29, 2014 through Saturday, January 3, 2015 every evening from 4:30 – 9:30 pm (last entry at 9:00 pm). Please note that the hours have changed slightly. To avoid long lines and crowds, it is more important than ever to visit early in the season, early in the week, and early in the evening. This year we celebrate the opening of the beautiful new Visitor Center complex AND the 20th Anniversary of Garden d’Lights! There will be new displays and a longer route through the garden. A shorter route is marked for those with limited mobility. Be sure to visit the brand new Trillium Store to pick up a gift or two on your visit. You’ll be dazzled by all of the gorgeous offerings. The store will be open every evening from 4:30 – 9:30 pm; additional hours on Saturdays… Category: Arts & Entertainment. Family. Holiday. Outdoor. Audience: Kids. Teens. Singles. College Students. Dads. Moms. Seniors. Families. Cost: $5 per person, children 10 and under are free. Contact Name: Lisa Scott. Contact Email: lscott@bellevuewa.gov. Contact Phone: 425-452-6826. Events Newsletter: Yes. Sunday, November 30, 2014, 4:30 PM – 9:30 PM. Bellevue Botanical Garden 12001 Main Street Bellevue, WA 98005.

Farsi (Persian) Story Times

Family program, all ages welcome with adult. Stories, songs and fun! Category: Arts & Entertainment. Audience: Kids. Families. Contact Email: crintern@kcls.org. Contact Phone: 425.450.1765. Sunday, November 30, 2014, 4:45 PM. Bellevue Library 1111 110th Avenue NE Bellevue, WA 98004.

Dog Training Program

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

Sleep Country USA’s Toy Drive for Foster Kids

For the Northwest’s nearly 20,000 foster kids, the holiday season can be difficult as many children may be entering a new, unfamiliar home during this time. To help, Sleep Country USA is hosting its Secret Santa Toy Drive to ensure each child wakes up with a gift on Christmas morning. You too can become a Secret Santa by donating new, unwrapped gifts to any Sleep Country store until December 14th. Also, snap a photo of yourself while donating or shopping for a gift and share it in the Sleep Country “Be a Secret Santa” Facebook photo contest to share the spirit of giving. When: Until Sunday, December 14th, 2014 Where: Any Sleep Country USA store Why: To ensure every foster child awakes to a gift on Christmas morning. Category: Benefit. Charitable. Audience: Kids. Teens. Singles. College Students. Dads. Moms. Seniors. Families. Cost: Varies. Contact Name: Sleep Country USA. Contact Phone: (425) 643-4277. Monday, December 1, 2014. 2337 148th Ave NE Bellevue, WA.

Photos with Santa!

Make a new memory, continue a fond tradition, plan a magical moment with Santa for holiday photos. *Please see website for Santa's hours. Category: Family. Holiday. Audience: Families. Monday, December 1, 2014, 7:00 AM. Bellevue Square 575 Bellevue Sq Bellevue, WA 98004. For more info visit www.santaphotos.com.

Santa Paws Pet Pictures with St. Nick

Make this year's holiday card one to remember -- get a photo with Santa! 10% of proceeds from sales benefit Seattle Humane. Dec. 1 & 8 10 a.m. - 8 p.m. Dec. 15 & 22 9 a.m. - 9 p.m. Category: Family. Holiday. Organizations. Audience: Kids. Teens. Singles. College Students. Dads. Moms. Seniors. Families. Contact Name: Seattle Humane. Contact Email: events@seattlehumane.org. Monday, December 1, 2014, 9:00 AM – Monday, December 22, 2014, 9:00 PM. 2623 NE University Village St Seattle, WA 98105. For more info visit www.seattlehumane.org.

Cardio Sculpt & Core Power Ball Fitness Class

Join us on Mondays and Wed for this fun and challenging workout that will push you while using cardio intervals of step, plyometrics & weights. On Fridays join us for this full-body stability, strength, and cardio workout. Training will use exercise ball, weights and body weight to increase core strength and fitness. All levels are welcome and we provide free childcare. Please see our website for more information. Category: Sports & Recreation. Audience: Teens. Singles. College Students. Dads. Moms. Seniors. Families. Cost: Suggested Donation $6/class. Contact Name: Gretchen Frederick. Contact Email: Gfrederick@belpres.org. Contact Phone: 425-454-3082. Events Newsletter: No. Monday, December 1, 2014, 9:30 AM – 10:30 AM. Bellevue Presbyterian Church 1717 Bellevue Way NE Bellevue, WA 98004. For more info visit www.belpres.org.

Ride On!

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

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

It’s interactive, kid friendly, and full of teachable and inspirational moments. Bring your family to the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation Visitor Center for a free visit to learn about the work being done to improve lives from Seattle to South Africa. The Visitor Center, through engaging and thought-provoking exhibits, allows parents and children to dive into some of the world’s toughest challenges and learn how to act on their own ideas and solutions. Families can expect hands-on exhibits and spaces to create, explore, and discuss. It’s an experience unlike any other in Seattle. Visit us across the street from the Seattle Center and the iconic Space Needle for an experience that will leave your family hopeful. Arrive curious. Leave inspired. Open Tuesday – Saturday, 10am to 5pm (until 6pm from June 3-August 30) Closed Sunday, Monday, and all U.S. holidays Special hours on Memorial Day weekend and Labor Day weekend: Sunday, May 25, 10am to 5pm Sunday, August 31, 10am to 6pm. Category: Charitable. Organizations. Volunteer. Audience: Kids. Teens. Singles. College Students. Dads. Moms. Seniors. Families. Cost: FREE. Events Newsletter: No. Monday, December 1, 2014, 10:00 AM – 6:00 PM. 440 5th Ave North Seattle, WA 98109. For more info visit www.gatesfoundation.org.

Photos with Santa!

Make a new memory, continue a fond tradition, plan a magical moment with Santa for holiday photos. *Please visit the website for Santa's hours. Category: Family. Holiday. Audience: Families. Monday, December 1, 2014, 10:00 AM. Redmond Town Center 7525 166th Ave. NE Redmond, WA 98052. For more info visit www.santaphotos.com.

Young Toddler Story Time

Ages 12 to 24 months with adult. Stories, songs and fun! Category: Arts & Entertainment. Audience: Kids. Families. Contact Email: crintern@kcls.org. Contact Phone: 425.255.0111. Monday, December 1, 2014, 10:15 AM. Newcastle Library 12901 Newcastle Way Newcastle, WA 98056.

Toddler Story Time

Ages 2 to 3 with adult. Stories, songs and fun! Category: Arts & Entertainment. Audience: Kids. Families. Contact Email: crintern@kcls.org. Contact Phone: 425.255.0111. Monday, December 1, 2014, 11:30 AM. Newcastle Library 12901 Newcastle Way Newcastle, WA 98056.

PROVIDENCE O’CHRISTMAS TREES CHRISTMAS CARNIVAL

Spend the day wrapped in the holiday spirit at the free Christmas Carnival at Providence Health & Services’ 30th anniversary O’Christmas Trees event! Bring the entire family to this holiday tradition and view 14 exquisitely designed trees that will be auctioned off at the Providence O’Christmas Trees Gala Dinner & Auction. Enjoy live entertainment throughout the afternoon and evening while viewing the trees, participating in craft projects for the kids, and visiting with Santa. Category: Holiday. Audience: Kids. Teens. Singles. College Students. Dads. Moms. Seniors. Families. Cost: Free. Events Newsletter: No. Monday, December 1, 2014, 12:00 PM – 8:00 PM. The Westin Seattle 1900 5th Ave, Seattle.

Murder and Tango

Tango dancer and author Lisa Fernow will read from her new book, Dead on Her Feet. She will share stories and video clips of the Argentine Tango. If you like classic whodunits or want to learn more about this addictive dance, join us for this program. Books will be available for purchase. Category: Arts & Entertainment. Audience: Kids. Teens. Singles. College Students. Dads. Moms. Seniors. Families. Cost: Free. Contact Name: Jill Kreis. Contact Email: jilkreis@kcls.org. Contact Phone: 425-450-1765. Monday, December 1, 2014, 12:30 PM – 2:30 PM. Bellevue Library Room 1 1111 110th Ave NE Bellevue, WA 98004. For more info visit evanced.kcls.org.

Garden d' Lights

Brought to you by the Bellevue Botanical Garden Society and Bellevue Parks and Community Services, Garden d’Lights features thousands of lights which transform the Garden into a blossoming winter wonderland. Garden d’Lights runs from Saturday, November 29, 2014 through Saturday, January 3, 2015 every evening from 4:30 – 9:30 pm (last entry at 9:00 pm). Please note that the hours have changed slightly. To avoid long lines and crowds, it is more important than ever to visit early in the season, early in the week, and early in the evening. This year we celebrate the opening of the beautiful new Visitor Center complex AND the 20th Anniversary of Garden d’Lights! There will be new displays and a longer route through the garden. A shorter route is marked for those with limited mobility. Be sure to visit the brand new Trillium Store to pick up a gift or two on your visit. You’ll be dazzled by all of the gorgeous offerings. The store will be open every evening from 4:30 – 9:30 pm; additional hours on Saturdays… Category: Arts & Entertainment. Family. Holiday. Outdoor. Audience: Kids. Teens. Singles. College Students. Dads. Moms. Seniors. Families. Cost: $5 per person, children 10 and under are free. Contact Name: Lisa Scott. Contact Email: lscott@bellevuewa.gov. Contact Phone: 425-452-6826. Events Newsletter: Yes. Monday, December 1, 2014, 4:30 PM – 9:30 PM. Bellevue Botanical Garden 12001 Main Street Bellevue, WA 98005.

Dog Training Program

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

Intro to Vermicomposting

Have you ever been interested in composting with worms but found the idea a little daunting? Do you live in an apartment and don’t have much space but you do have an interest in compost dabbling? Let Crescent Calimpong lead you through the steps to build, start and keep your own vermicomposting bin, aka “worm bin”. Whether you live in an apartment or have a large yard, vermicomposting is for you. Come learn all that you need to know to get started making your own “black gold.” This is an introductory class and is geared towards those that are unfamiliar with vermicomposting. Cost: Free! But please RSVP online or by calling 206-685-8033. Category: Classes & Lectures. Cost: Free. Contact Name: UW Botanic Gardens. Contact Email: urbhort@uw.edu. Contact Phone: 206-685-8033. Monday, December 1, 2014, 6:30 PM – 7:30 PM. 3501 NE 41st St Seattle, WA 98109. For more info visit depts.washington.edu.

Adult Skills & Drills Badminton Class

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

Zumba

Come out and party with us on Monday/Wednesday and Thursday nights to the sounds of some of the most exciting music all while burning those calories. Category: Sports & Recreation. Audience: Singles. College Students. Dads. Moms. Seniors. Cost: $7.00 Drop-in. Contact Name: Marvid Schnieder. Contact Phone: 206-419-9305. Events Newsletter: No. Monday, December 1, 2014, 7:00 PM – 8:00 PM. 14224 Bel-Red Road Highland Community Center.

Newport Way Book Club

Songs of Willow Frost: a novel by Jamie Ford. Category: Arts & Entertainment. Audience: Singles. College Students. Dads. Moms. Seniors. Contact Email: crintern@kcls.org. Contact Phone: 425.747.2390. Monday, December 1, 2014, 7:30 PM. Newport Way Library 14250 SE Newport Way Bellevue, WA 98006.

December Featured Artists Exhibit

Melissa Jander presents "Through a Wooded Wilderness," inspired by a quote from Robert Lewis Stevenson. "It is not so much for its beauty that the forest makes a claim upon men's hearts, as for that subtle something, that quality of air, that emanation from old trees, that so wonderfull changes and renews a weary spirit." Jerry Baldwin presents "From the Garden," a display of paintings that captures the diversity, beauty and rich colors found in nature. Holiday gallery hours are Tues/Wed/Sun 11 to 3, Thurs/Fri/Sat noon to 8 p.m. Artwalk and Artists' reception Fri, Dec. 12, 6 to 8 p.m.. Category: Arts & Entertainment. Audience: Kids. Teens. Singles. College Students. Dads. Moms. Seniors. Families. Cost: Free. Contact Name: Marne Jensen. Contact Email: marnejensen@aol.com. Contact Phone: 425-427-6020. Tuesday, December 2, 2014. Parklane Gallery 130 Park Lane Kirkland, WA 98033.

Sleep Country USA’s Toy Drive for Foster Kids

For the Northwest’s nearly 20,000 foster kids, the holiday season can be difficult as many children may be entering a new, unfamiliar home during this time. To help, Sleep Country USA is hosting its Secret Santa Toy Drive to ensure each child wakes up with a gift on Christmas morning. You too can become a Secret Santa by donating new, unwrapped gifts to any Sleep Country store until December 14th. Also, snap a photo of yourself while donating or shopping for a gift and share it in the Sleep Country “Be a Secret Santa” Facebook photo contest to share the spirit of giving. When: Until Sunday, December 14th, 2014 Where: Any Sleep Country USA store Why: To ensure every foster child awakes to a gift on Christmas morning. Category: Benefit. Charitable. Audience: Kids. Teens. Singles. College Students. Dads. Moms. Seniors. Families. Cost: Varies. Contact Name: Sleep Country USA. Contact Phone: (425) 643-4277. Tuesday, December 2, 2014. 2337 148th Ave NE Bellevue, WA.

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, December 2, 2014. King County Library System.

Photos with Santa!

Make a new memory, continue a fond tradition, plan a magical moment with Santa for holiday photos. *Please see website for Santa's hours. Category: Family. Holiday. Audience: Families. Tuesday, December 2, 2014, 7:00 AM. Bellevue Square 575 Bellevue Sq Bellevue, WA 98004. For more info visit www.santaphotos.com.

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

Since 1991, these popular classes have brought families together to learn about parenting and celebrate babies. Weekly classes include research-based parenting topics and time for questions and answers. Topics include sleep, feeding, couple relationships, post-partum adjustment, calming and soothing tips, infant development and more. Classes are facilitated by trained parenting and lactation educators. Guest speakers feature subjects ranging from postpartum exercise and fitness to the importance of play and learning. Bring your baby and come to class as soon as you can! To register, call 425.899.3000 (no online registration). Category: Classes & Lectures. Family. Audience: Dads. Moms. Families. Cost: $97 each series. Contact Name: EvergreenHealth. Contact Phone: 425.899.3000. Events Newsletter: Yes. Tuesday, December 2, 2014, 9:30 AM – 11:30 AM. EvergreenHealth Medical Center, 12040 NE 128th Street, Kirkland, WA 98034. For more info visit www.evergreenhealth.com.

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

Assistance League of the Eastside presents Celebrations Holiday Home Tour - Friday December 5, 2014, 10:00 am - 7:00 pm A self-guided tour of five fabulous homes beautifully decorated for the holidays in Redmond and Woodinville. All proceeds benefit our philanthropic programs. Tickets available from Chapter members by phone at 425-556-5106 or on our website, www.eastside.assistanceleague.org. Category: Arts & Entertainment. Benefit. Charitable. Family. Holiday. Organizations. Service Clubs. Volunteer. Cost: $30. Events Newsletter: Yes. Tuesday, December 2, 2014, 10:00 AM. Redmond and Woodinville.

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

It’s interactive, kid friendly, and full of teachable and inspirational moments. Bring your family to the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation Visitor Center for a free visit to learn about the work being done to improve lives from Seattle to South Africa. The Visitor Center, through engaging and thought-provoking exhibits, allows parents and children to dive into some of the world’s toughest challenges and learn how to act on their own ideas and solutions. Families can expect hands-on exhibits and spaces to create, explore, and discuss. It’s an experience unlike any other in Seattle. Visit us across the street from the Seattle Center and the iconic Space Needle for an experience that will leave your family hopeful. Arrive curious. Leave inspired. Open Tuesday – Saturday, 10am to 5pm (until 6pm from June 3-August 30) Closed Sunday, Monday, and all U.S. holidays Special hours on Memorial Day weekend and Labor Day weekend: Sunday, May 25, 10am to 5pm Sunday, August 31, 10am to 6pm. Category: Charitable. Organizations. Volunteer. Audience: Kids. Teens. Singles. College Students. Dads. Moms. Seniors. Families. Cost: FREE. Events Newsletter: No. Tuesday, December 2, 2014, 10:00 AM – 6:00 PM. 440 5th Ave North Seattle, WA 98109. For more info visit www.gatesfoundation.org.

Photos with Santa!

Make a new memory, continue a fond tradition, plan a magical moment with Santa for holiday photos. *Please visit the website for Santa's hours. Category: Family. Holiday. Audience: Families. Tuesday, December 2, 2014, 10:00 AM. Redmond Town Center 7525 166th Ave. NE Redmond, WA 98052. For more info visit www.santaphotos.com.

A Season for Singing Concert

Presented by Nancy Stewart. Family program, all ages welcome with adult. Learn about the holiday traditions of children around the world at this musical celebration of the season. Category: Arts & Entertainment. Audience: Kids. Families. Contact Email: crintern@kcls.org. Contact Phone: 425.747.2390. Tuesday, December 2, 2014, 10:30 AM. Newport Way Library 14250 SE Newport Way Bellevue, WA 98006.

PROVIDENCE O’CHRISTMAS TREES SILVER BELLS LUNCHEON

Start your holidays with a tradition in the true spirit of the season – Providence O’Christmas Trees' 30th anniversary Silver Bells Luncheon! Guests will enjoy a fashion show of holiday attire for men and women featuring Providence beneficiaries and friends of Providence. They can view 14 elegantly designed trees that will be auctioned off at the Providence O’Christmas Trees Gala Dinner & Auction. Enjoy delicious food and an opportunity to connect with friends and colleagues. Proceeds benefit seniors and hospice patients served by Providence Health & Services’ Senior and Community Services. Category: Holiday. Audience: Kids. Teens. Singles. College Students. Dads. Moms. Seniors. Families. Cost: $60. Contact Phone: 206-938-1998. Tuesday, December 2, 2014, 11:00 AM – 1:00 PM. The Westin Seattle 1900 5th Ave. Seattle, WA 98101. For more info visit www.providence.org.

Russian Story Times

Ages 3 and older with adult. Stories, songs and fun! Category: Arts & Entertainment. Audience: Kids. Families. Contact Email: crintern@kcls.org. Contact Phone: 425.255.0111. Tuesday, December 2, 2014, 11:30 AM. Newcastle Library 12901 Newcastle Way Newcastle, WA 98056.

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

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

Alzheimer's Caregiver Support Group

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

Garden d' Lights

Brought to you by the Bellevue Botanical Garden Society and Bellevue Parks and Community Services, Garden d’Lights features thousands of lights which transform the Garden into a blossoming winter wonderland. Garden d’Lights runs from Saturday, November 29, 2014 through Saturday, January 3, 2015 every evening from 4:30 – 9:30 pm (last entry at 9:00 pm). Please note that the hours have changed slightly. To avoid long lines and crowds, it is more important than ever to visit early in the season, early in the week, and early in the evening. This year we celebrate the opening of the beautiful new Visitor Center complex AND the 20th Anniversary of Garden d’Lights! There will be new displays and a longer route through the garden. A shorter route is marked for those with limited mobility. Be sure to visit the brand new Trillium Store to pick up a gift or two on your visit. You’ll be dazzled by all of the gorgeous offerings. The store will be open every evening from 4:30 – 9:30 pm; additional hours on Saturdays… Category: Arts & Entertainment. Family. Holiday. Outdoor. Audience: Kids. Teens. Singles. College Students. Dads. Moms. Seniors. Families. Cost: $5 per person, children 10 and under are free. Contact Name: Lisa Scott. Contact Email: lscott@bellevuewa.gov. Contact Phone: 425-452-6826. Events Newsletter: Yes. Tuesday, December 2, 2014, 4:30 PM – 9:30 PM. Bellevue Botanical Garden 12001 Main Street Bellevue, WA 98005.

Dog Training Program

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

Notes from the Field: Ebola in West Africa

Join us for an update on the Ebola virus epidemic in West Africa. This FREE community talk will feature guest Mark Ferdig who leads Mercy Corps' emergency response in Liberia and around the world. The evening will be introduced by Steve Landry from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, who spent six weeks in Sierra Leone. The program includes audience Q&A. Co-presented with Washington Global Health Alliance. Category: Classes & Lectures. Family. Organizations. Audience: Teens. Singles. College Students. Dads. Moms. Seniors. Families. Cost: Free. Contact Name: Gates Foundation Visitor Center. Contact Email: visitorcenterstaff@gatesfoundation.org. Contact Phone: https://www.signup4.net/Public/ap.aspx?OID=130&EID=FREE109E. Tuesday, December 2, 2014, 6:00 PM – 7:30 PM. The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation Visitor Center 440 5th Ave North, Seattle, WA 98109. For more info visit www.signup4.net.

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, December 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.

Sleep Country USA’s Toy Drive for Foster Kids

For the Northwest’s nearly 20,000 foster kids, the holiday season can be difficult as many children may be entering a new, unfamiliar home during this time. To help, Sleep Country USA is hosting its Secret Santa Toy Drive to ensure each child wakes up with a gift on Christmas morning. You too can become a Secret Santa by donating new, unwrapped gifts to any Sleep Country store until December 14th. Also, snap a photo of yourself while donating or shopping for a gift and share it in the Sleep Country “Be a Secret Santa” Facebook photo contest to share the spirit of giving. When: Until Sunday, December 14th, 2014 Where: Any Sleep Country USA store Why: To ensure every foster child awakes to a gift on Christmas morning. Category: Benefit. Charitable. Audience: Kids. Teens. Singles. College Students. Dads. Moms. Seniors. Families. Cost: Varies. Contact Name: Sleep Country USA. Contact Phone: (425) 643-4277. Wednesday, December 3, 2014. 2337 148th Ave NE Bellevue, WA.

Photos with Santa!

Make a new memory, continue a fond tradition, plan a magical moment with Santa for holiday photos. *Please see website for Santa's hours. Category: Family. Holiday. Audience: Families. Wednesday, December 3, 2014, 7:00 AM. Bellevue Square 575 Bellevue Sq Bellevue, WA 98004. For more info visit www.santaphotos.com.

Cardio Sculpt & Core Power Ball Fitness Class

Join us on Mondays and Wed for this fun and challenging workout that will push you while using cardio intervals of step, plyometrics & weights. On Fridays join us for this full-body stability, strength, and cardio workout. Training will use exercise ball, weights and body weight to increase core strength and fitness. All levels are welcome and we provide free childcare. Please see our website for more information. Category: Sports & Recreation. Audience: Teens. Singles. College Students. Dads. Moms. Seniors. Families. Cost: Suggested Donation $6/class. Contact Name: Gretchen Frederick. Contact Email: Gfrederick@belpres.org. Contact Phone: 425-454-3082. Events Newsletter: No. Wednesday, December 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.

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

Since 1991, these popular classes have brought families together to learn about parenting and celebrate babies. Weekly classes include research-based parenting topics and time for questions and answers. Topics include sleep, feeding, couple relationships, post-partum adjustment, calming and soothing tips, infant development and more. Classes are facilitated by trained parenting and lactation educators. Guest speakers feature subjects ranging from postpartum exercise and fitness to the importance of play and learning. Bring your baby and come to class as soon as you can! To register, call 425.899.3000 (no online registration). Category: Classes & Lectures. Family. Audience: Dads. Moms. Families. Cost: $97 each series. Contact Name: EvergreenHealth. Contact Phone: 425.899.3000. Events Newsletter: Yes. Wednesday, December 3, 2014, 9:30 AM – 11:30 AM. EvergreenHealth Medical Center, 12040 NE 128th Street, Kirkland, WA 98034. For more info visit www.evergreenhealth.com.

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

It’s interactive, kid friendly, and full of teachable and inspirational moments. Bring your family to the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation Visitor Center for a free visit to learn about the work being done to improve lives from Seattle to South Africa. The Visitor Center, through engaging and thought-provoking exhibits, allows parents and children to dive into some of the world’s toughest challenges and learn how to act on their own ideas and solutions. Families can expect hands-on exhibits and spaces to create, explore, and discuss. It’s an experience unlike any other in Seattle. Visit us across the street from the Seattle Center and the iconic Space Needle for an experience that will leave your family hopeful. Arrive curious. Leave inspired. Open Tuesday – Saturday, 10am to 5pm (until 6pm from June 3-August 30) Closed Sunday, Monday, and all U.S. holidays Special hours on Memorial Day weekend and Labor Day weekend: Sunday, May 25, 10am to 5pm Sunday, August 31, 10am to 6pm. Category: Charitable. Organizations. Volunteer. Audience: Kids. Teens. Singles. College Students. Dads. Moms. Seniors. Families. Cost: FREE. Events Newsletter: No. Wednesday, December 3, 2014, 10:00 AM – 6:00 PM. 440 5th Ave North Seattle, WA 98109. For more info visit www.gatesfoundation.org.

Photos with Santa!

Make a new memory, continue a fond tradition, plan a magical moment with Santa for holiday photos. *Please visit the website for Santa's hours. Category: Family. Holiday. Audience: Families. Wednesday, December 3, 2014, 10:00 AM. Redmond Town Center 7525 166th Ave. NE Redmond, WA 98052. For more info visit www.santaphotos.com.

Infant Story Time

Newborn to 12 months with adult. Stories, songs and fun! Category: Arts & Entertainment. Audience: Kids. Families. Contact Email: crintern@kcls.org. Contact Phone: 425.255.0111. Wednesday, December 3, 2014, 10:15 AM. Newcastle Library 12901 Newcastle Way Newcastle, WA 98056.

Snowflake Story Time

Ages 2 to 5 with adult. Stories, songs and rhymes about snow! Category: Arts & Entertainment. Audience: Kids. Families. Contact Name: Newport Way Library. Contact Phone: 425-747-2390. Wednesday, December 3, 2014, 10:30 AM. Newport Way Library 14250 SE Newport Way Bellevue, WA 98006.

Preschool Story Time

Ages 3 to 5 with adult. Stories, songs and fun! Category: Arts & Entertainment. Audience: Kids. Families. Contact Email: crintern@kcls.org. Contact Phone: 425.255.0111. Wednesday, December 3, 2014, 11:30 AM. Newcastle Library 12901 Newcastle Way Newcastle, WA 98056.

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

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

Garden d' Lights

Brought to you by the Bellevue Botanical Garden Society and Bellevue Parks and Community Services, Garden d’Lights features thousands of lights which transform the Garden into a blossoming winter wonderland. Garden d’Lights runs from Saturday, November 29, 2014 through Saturday, January 3, 2015 every evening from 4:30 – 9:30 pm (last entry at 9:00 pm). Please note that the hours have changed slightly. To avoid long lines and crowds, it is more important than ever to visit early in the season, early in the week, and early in the evening. This year we celebrate the opening of the beautiful new Visitor Center complex AND the 20th Anniversary of Garden d’Lights! There will be new displays and a longer route through the garden. A shorter route is marked for those with limited mobility. Be sure to visit the brand new Trillium Store to pick up a gift or two on your visit. You’ll be dazzled by all of the gorgeous offerings. The store will be open every evening from 4:30 – 9:30 pm; additional hours on Saturdays… Category: Arts & Entertainment. Family. Holiday. Outdoor. Audience: Kids. Teens. Singles. College Students. Dads. Moms. Seniors. Families. Cost: $5 per person, children 10 and under are free. Contact Name: Lisa Scott. Contact Email: lscott@bellevuewa.gov. Contact Phone: 425-452-6826. Events Newsletter: Yes. Wednesday, December 3, 2014, 4:30 PM – 9:30 PM. Bellevue Botanical Garden 12001 Main Street Bellevue, WA 98005.

ANNUAL O’CHRISTMAS TREES CELEBRATION GALA DINNER & AUCTION

This elegant and magical evening, celebrating its 30th year, is considered to be one of the premiere social events of the holidays. The highlight of this year’s auction is a Christmas tree-themed display with contributions from each of O'Christmas Trees' past nine presenting artists. They include J.P. Canlis, Dale Chihuly, Experience Hendrix - A Tribute to Jim, Steve Jensen, Thierry Rautureau, Anna Skibska, Scott Ward, Olivier Wevers, and Luly Yang. It will be auctioned along with 14 other professionally designed Christmas trees each with its own unique theme. Join Providence Senior and Community Services at the 30th anniversary O’Christmas Trees Gala Dinner & Auction, raising funds that enhance the lives of those in need through healthcare, housing and hospice. Category: Benefit. Audience: Kids. Teens. Singles. College Students. Dads. Moms. Seniors. Families. Cost: $330 per person – Reservations required by Nov. 15. Events Newsletter: No. Wednesday, December 3, 2014, 5:00 PM. Westin Hotel Seattle 1900 5th Ave. Seattle, WA 98101. For more info visit www.providence.org.

Meydenbauer Bay Park Phase 1 Open House

Open House to view early designs for Meydenbauer Bay Park Phase 1. Review preliminary design options; ask questions, and give us your feedback. Category: Government. Audience: Kids. Teens. Singles. College Students. Dads. Moms. Seniors. Families. Cost: no charge. Contact Name: Robin Cole. Contact Email: Rcole@bellevuewa.gov. Contact Phone: 425 452-2881. Wednesday, December 3, 2014, 5:30 PM – 7:30 PM. Bellevue City Hall Concourse 450 110th Avenue NE 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, December 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.

December Morning Business Builders!

Build business on Wednesday mornings with the Bellevue Chamber of Commerce. Connect with other Chamber members to grow and market your business. At this event, you drive the program. Through your participation, you'll gain access to tips, tools, referrals, and innovative business concepts that will take your business to new heights! It's never too early to meet new people. Category: Organizations. Cost: $10 Members *Prospective Member? Please call 425-213-1204. Contact Name: Bellevue Chamber of Commerce. Contact Email: staffteam@bellevuechamber.org. Contact Phone: 425-454-2464. Wednesday, December 3, 2014, 6:00 PM. Bellevue Chamber of Commerce 330 112th Ave NE, Suite 100 Bellevue, WA 98004.

Dog Training Program

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

Happiness Seminar

FREE 60 minute Happiness Seminar. Participants will learn powerful breathing techniques, experience a guided meditation, and light yoga - all of which will leave you recharged and refreshed! The experience of meditation can take us beyond the usual mental stress and emotional agitation to a calm centered place. We explore the delicate art of quietening the mind! This session is open for people with any or no experience of meditation or breathing exercises. MSNBC came to visit ... Workshop Contents: Light yoga Relaxing breathing techniques Guided Meditation Take Home practices for daily use Benefits Reported: Reduced Stress & Increased Productivity Increased Joy & Happiness Enhanced Focus & Concentration Improved Relationships. Category: Arts & Entertainment. Classes & Lectures. Sports & Recreation. Audience: Singles. College Students. Dads. Moms. Seniors. Cost: Free. Contact Name: Abhay Murarka. Contact Email: abhay.murarka@artofliving.org. Contact Phone: 206-261-4126. Wednesday, December 3, 2014, 6:00 PM – 7:00 PM. Bellevue Bahai Center. For more info visit www.eventbrite.com.

Holiday Recommendations- 40 Books in 40 Minutes

Looking for gift recommendations for the book lovers on your list? Join us at our Bellevue store for winter refreshments and a special presentation of over a dozen new and exciting titles we absolutely love, and know other book lovers will too! With so many great fiction and non-fiction selections appropriate for a wide range of interests, you might even find a few books you just have to get for yourself also. Not able to make it or looking for even more great reads? Stop by our store anytime and one of our booksellers will be happy to give you personalized recommendations for whomever you're shopping for. Category: Arts & Entertainment. Holiday. Audience: Kids. Teens. Singles. College Students. Dads. Moms. Seniors. Families. Cost: Free. Wednesday, December 3, 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.

Pam Binder- Christmas in the Highlands

Filled with time travel, romance, and the rich history of the Scottish Highlands, Pam Binder's bestselling novels captivate audiences with unique stories of timeless love and Celtic lore. In the first book of her new Matchmaker series, Binder captures the magic of Christmas in a festive story about a woman who travels to Scotland in search of family secrets and finds herself swept into a time warp with true love hanging in the balance and a ticking clock set to go off at the stroke of midnight on Christmas Eve. Joining us for a reading and signing, Binder will share her enchanting new book and its story of holiday magic and miracles with us. Category: Arts & Entertainment. Audience: Singles. College Students. Dads. Moms. Seniors. Cost: Free. Contact Name: Olivia. Contact Email: bellevue.events@ubookstore.com. Contact Phone: 425-462-4500. Wednesday, December 3, 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.

Experience Life with Less Stress

Learn how to experience a life with less stress and anxiety, greater calm, and better health through the Transcendental Meditation Technique. Free Introductory Talk! Category: Classes & Lectures. Audience: Kids. Teens. Singles. College Students. Dads. Moms. Seniors. Families. Cost: Free. Contact Name: Bellevue TM Program. Contact Email: bellevue@tm.org. Contact Phone: 425-451-2290. Wednesday, December 3, 2014, 7:00 PM – 8:30 PM. 1800 112th Ave NE, Suite 265E Bellevue, WA 98004.

Zumba

Come out and party with us on Monday/Wednesday and Thursday nights to the sounds of some of the most exciting music all while burning those calories. Category: Sports & Recreation. Audience: Singles. College Students. Dads. Moms. Seniors. Cost: $7.00 Drop-in. Contact Name: Marvid Schnieder. Contact Phone: 206-419-9305. Events Newsletter: No. Wednesday, December 3, 2014, 7:00 PM – 8:00 PM. 14224 Bel-Red Road Highland Community Center.

Sleep Country USA’s Toy Drive for Foster Kids

For the Northwest’s nearly 20,000 foster kids, the holiday season can be difficult as many children may be entering a new, unfamiliar home during this time. To help, Sleep Country USA is hosting its Secret Santa Toy Drive to ensure each child wakes up with a gift on Christmas morning. You too can become a Secret Santa by donating new, unwrapped gifts to any Sleep Country store until December 14th. Also, snap a photo of yourself while donating or shopping for a gift and share it in the Sleep Country “Be a Secret Santa” Facebook photo contest to share the spirit of giving. When: Until Sunday, December 14th, 2014 Where: Any Sleep Country USA store Why: To ensure every foster child awakes to a gift on Christmas morning. Category: Benefit. Charitable. Audience: Kids. Teens. Singles. College Students. Dads. Moms. Seniors. Families. Cost: Varies. Contact Name: Sleep Country USA. Contact Phone: (425) 643-4277. Thursday, December 4, 2014. 2337 148th Ave NE Bellevue, WA.

Photos with Santa!

Make a new memory, continue a fond tradition, plan a magical moment with Santa for holiday photos. *Please see website for Santa's hours. Category: Family. Holiday. Audience: Families. Thursday, December 4, 2014, 7:00 AM. Bellevue Square 575 Bellevue Sq Bellevue, WA 98004. For more info visit www.santaphotos.com.

Drop-In Toddler Art Studio

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

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

It’s interactive, kid friendly, and full of teachable and inspirational moments. Bring your family to the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation Visitor Center for a free visit to learn about the work being done to improve lives from Seattle to South Africa. The Visitor Center, through engaging and thought-provoking exhibits, allows parents and children to dive into some of the world’s toughest challenges and learn how to act on their own ideas and solutions. Families can expect hands-on exhibits and spaces to create, explore, and discuss. It’s an experience unlike any other in Seattle. Visit us across the street from the Seattle Center and the iconic Space Needle for an experience that will leave your family hopeful. Arrive curious. Leave inspired. Open Tuesday – Saturday, 10am to 5pm (until 6pm from June 3-August 30) Closed Sunday, Monday, and all U.S. holidays Special hours on Memorial Day weekend and Labor Day weekend: Sunday, May 25, 10am to 5pm Sunday, August 31, 10am to 6pm. Category: Charitable. Organizations. Volunteer. Audience: Kids. Teens. Singles. College Students. Dads. Moms. Seniors. Families. Cost: FREE. Events Newsletter: No. Thursday, December 4, 2014, 10:00 AM – 6:00 PM. 440 5th Ave North Seattle, WA 98109. For more info visit www.gatesfoundation.org.

Photos with Santa!

Make a new memory, continue a fond tradition, plan a magical moment with Santa for holiday photos. *Please visit the website for Santa's hours. Category: Family. Holiday. Audience: Families. Thursday, December 4, 2014, 10:00 AM. Redmond Town Center 7525 166th Ave. NE Redmond, WA 98052. For more info visit www.santaphotos.com.

Baby Sign Classes @ North Kirkland Community Center

At Visually Speaking, we teach American Sign Language courses and provide private lessons around the community. Are you a new parent? Maybe you have heard about the benefits of using sign language with your son or daughter! By giving them an alternate way to communicate before they can speak, you can ease their frustrations and strengthen your bond with them. Visually Speaking is offering baby signing classes at the North Kirkland Community Center, meets once a week for an hour and the course lasts six weeks. At the end of this time, you will have expanded your child's communication skills through American Sign Language to help make your and their life simpler! Sign up today! October 30th -- December 11th 2014: Thursdays, 11:00am-12:00 Noon. Visit https://kirklandparks.net/eConnect/Start/Start.asp to register, and search barcode 43193. For more information, visit visuallyspeaking.info. If you have questions, don't hesitate to email us. Category: Classes & Lectures. Family. Audience: Kids. Dads. Moms. Families. Cost: $99. Contact Name: Kellie G. Contact Email: Kellie@visuallyspeaking.info. Contact Phone: 323-336-9305. Events Newsletter: Yes. Thursday, December 4, 2014, 11:00 AM – 12:00 PM. 12421 103rd Ave NE. For more info visit www.visuallyspeaking.info.

Garden d' Lights

Brought to you by the Bellevue Botanical Garden Society and Bellevue Parks and Community Services, Garden d’Lights features thousands of lights which transform the Garden into a blossoming winter wonderland. Garden d’Lights runs from Saturday, November 29, 2014 through Saturday, January 3, 2015 every evening from 4:30 – 9:30 pm (last entry at 9:00 pm). Please note that the hours have changed slightly. To avoid long lines and crowds, it is more important than ever to visit early in the season, early in the week, and early in the evening. This year we celebrate the opening of the beautiful new Visitor Center complex AND the 20th Anniversary of Garden d’Lights! There will be new displays and a longer route through the garden. A shorter route is marked for those with limited mobility. Be sure to visit the brand new Trillium Store to pick up a gift or two on your visit. You’ll be dazzled by all of the gorgeous offerings. The store will be open every evening from 4:30 – 9:30 pm; additional hours on Saturdays… Category: Arts & Entertainment. Family. Holiday. Outdoor. Audience: Kids. Teens. Singles. College Students. Dads. Moms. Seniors. Families. Cost: $5 per person, children 10 and under are free. Contact Name: Lisa Scott. Contact Email: lscott@bellevuewa.gov. Contact Phone: 425-452-6826. Events Newsletter: Yes. Thursday, December 4, 2014, 4:30 PM – 9:30 PM. Bellevue Botanical Garden 12001 Main Street Bellevue, WA 98005.

Dog Training Program

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

Relay For Life of Bellevue Rally

Can you imagine a world with less cancer and more birthdays? Be the one to make this a reality in your community! Join us for a Relay For Life of Bellevue interest night. We will discuss what Relay For Life of Bellevue is and the fun ways that you can get involved. For more information please see http://BellevueRelay.org or email Brittany.Stepnioski@cancer.org. Category: Charitable. Family. Organizations. Service Clubs. Volunteer. Audience: Kids. Teens. Singles. College Students. Dads. Moms. Seniors. Families. Cost: Free. Contact Name: Brittany Stepnioski. Contact Email: brittany.stepnioski@cancer.org. Contact Phone: 2066744115. Thursday, December 4, 2014, 6:00 PM – 7:00 PM. City Hall Room 1E-112. For more info visit bellevuerelay.org.

Newcastle Library Book Club

Beautiful Ruins by Jess Walter. Category: Arts & Entertainment. Audience: Singles. College Students. Dads. Moms. Seniors. Contact Email: crintern@kcls.org. Contact Phone: 425.255.0111. Thursday, December 4, 2014, 7:00 PM. Newcastle Library 12901 Newcastle Way Newcastle, WA 98056.

St. Monica Middle School Information Night

Parents & guardians of prospective new 6th, 7th and 8th grade students are invited to join us for a Middle School Information Night. We will begin promptly at 7PM with an overview of our STEM + the Arts and Curriculum. St. Monica Parish School considers it a privilege to partner with parents in the education of the whole child. If you are unable to attend the Middle School Information Night, please call 206-232-5432 x174 to schedule a campus tour. Tours during school hours are offered by appointment only. Category: Faith. Family. Schools. Audience: Dads. Moms. Families. Cost: Free. Contact Name: Jamie North. Contact Email: jnorth@stmonicasea.org. Contact Phone: 206-232-5432 X174. Thursday, December 4, 2014, 7:00 PM – 8:00 PM. St. Monica School - Science Room 4320 87th Ave SE Mercer Island, WA 98040. For more info visit www.stmonicasea.org.

Yoga

Candlelight Yoga Flow Class Candlelight Vinyasa Yoga Flow: This is an all levels, moderately paced class softly lit by candlelight. This practice incorporates both yoga flow postures to get the breath and the body moving, as well as restorative poses to relax and calm the body and mind. Yoga builds strength, increase your flexibility and improve your balance, while releasing tension and clearing the mind. You will leave feeling rejuvenated and relaxed. This is a relaxed community center environment, come as you are, do what you can do. All levels welcome! A great place to learn or to challenge yourself. All you need is a yoga mat. First class is free! Category: Classes & Lectures. Sports & Recreation. Audience: Teens. Singles. College Students. Dads. Moms. Seniors. Cost: $10. First class free! Contact Name: Christine Maloney. Contact Email: YogabyChris@gmail.com. Contact Phone: 425-681-5561. Thursday, December 4, 2014, 7:00 PM – 8:00 PM. North Bellevue Community Center. 4063 148th Ave NE.

Zumba

Come out and party with us on Monday/Wednesday and Thursday nights to the sounds of some of the most exciting music all while burning those calories. Category: Sports & Recreation. Audience: Singles. College Students. Dads. Moms. Seniors. Cost: $7.00 Drop-in. Contact Name: Marvid Schnieder. Contact Phone: 206-419-9305. Events Newsletter: No. Thursday, December 4, 2014, 7:00 PM – 8:00 PM. 14224 Bel-Red Road Highland Community Center.

Blue Fridays at Seattle Humane!

Blue Fridays at Seattle Humane! Wear your favorite Hawks gear any Blue Friday of the season and receive $12 off the adoption of your own MVP. See our starting lineup of dogs, cats and critters now! Category: Charitable. Family. Audience: Kids. Teens. Singles. College Students. Dads. Moms. Seniors. Families. Contact Name: Adoption Team. Contact Email: adoption@seattlehumane.org. Contact Phone: 425-649-7563. Events Newsletter: Yes. Friday, December 5, 2014. Seattle Humane Society 13212 SE Eastgate Way Bellevue, WA 98005.

Sleep Country USA’s Toy Drive for Foster Kids

For the Northwest’s nearly 20,000 foster kids, the holiday season can be difficult as many children may be entering a new, unfamiliar home during this time. To help, Sleep Country USA is hosting its Secret Santa Toy Drive to ensure each child wakes up with a gift on Christmas morning. You too can become a Secret Santa by donating new, unwrapped gifts to any Sleep Country store until December 14th. Also, snap a photo of yourself while donating or shopping for a gift and share it in the Sleep Country “Be a Secret Santa” Facebook photo contest to share the spirit of giving. When: Until Sunday, December 14th, 2014 Where: Any Sleep Country USA store Why: To ensure every foster child awakes to a gift on Christmas morning. Category: Benefit. Charitable. Audience: Kids. Teens. Singles. College Students. Dads. Moms. Seniors. Families. Cost: Varies. Contact Name: Sleep Country USA. Contact Phone: (425) 643-4277. Friday, December 5, 2014. 2337 148th Ave NE Bellevue, WA.

Walk With Your Libraries

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

Photos with Santa!

Make a new memory, continue a fond tradition, plan a magical moment with Santa for holiday photos. *Please see website for Santa's hours. Category: Family. Holiday. Audience: Families. Friday, December 5, 2014, 7:00 AM. Bellevue Square 575 Bellevue Sq Bellevue, WA 98004. For more info visit www.santaphotos.com.

Zumba Gold

ZUMBA® GOLD just as our regular ZUMBA® classes creates a party like atmosphere that is incredibly fun, different, is so easy to follow, that EVERYONE of all ages can do it! Participants in this low impact class enjoy rhythms such as: Merengue, Salsa, Cumbia, Belly Dance, Mambo, Tango, Cha Cha along with other fun an exciting rhythms and dances. The Zumba Gold program improves balance, flexibility and cardiovascular strength with its unique program. Zumba Gold was designed to teach the basic dance steps to anyone, even those requiring chairs or wheel chairs. Zumba Gold provides an appropriate workout for the sedentary population. This Class will be held at the Redmond Senior Center starts January 11th 2013. The classes are run on a monthly basis and work out to $5.00 per class or you can do a drop in for $7.00. Please call the Senior Center on 425 556 2314 to sign up. Beginners are very welcome no previous experience required. Category: Classes & Lectures. Audience: Singles. College Students. Moms. Seniors. Cost: Classes are $5.00 per class in advance or $7.00 drop in. Contact Name: Teresa Osborn. Contact Email: teresa_o@teresaosborn.com. Contact Phone: 425 861 6729. Friday, December 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. Events Newsletter: No. Friday, December 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. Events Newsletter: No. Friday, December 5, 2014, 10:00 AM – 6:00 PM. 440 5th Ave North Seattle, WA 98109. For more info visit www.gatesfoundation.org.

Photos with Santa!

Make a new memory, continue a fond tradition, plan a magical moment with Santa for holiday photos. *Please visit the website for Santa's hours. Category: Family. Holiday. Audience: Families. Friday, December 5, 2014, 10:00 AM. Redmond Town Center 7525 166th Ave. NE Redmond, WA 98052. For more info visit www.santaphotos.com.

Premera Blue Cross Medicare Advantage Plans Annual Enrollment Seminar

Premera Blue Cross will be hosting dozens of benefit seminars near you during the Medicare annual open enrollment period (October 15 – December 7). For more information about a Premera Blue Cross Medicare Advantage plan or to find a seminar near you, please visit premera.com/ma. Category: Organizations. Audience: Seniors. Cost: Free. Friday, December 5, 2014, 10:00 AM – 11:00 AM. Coast Bellevue Hotel 625 116th Ave. NE Bellevue, WA 98004. For more info visit www.premera.com.

Preschool Pets

Preschool Pets is a great time to bring your children ages 4-5 for an hour of companion animal fun and learning with Seattle Humane Society. Join us for story time, crafts, animal-themed games and songs, and meet a loveable shelter pet! Register now and come join the fun every other Friday! Space is limited to 15 kids per session! Category: Charitable. Family. Audience: Kids. Cost: $10. Contact Name: Seattle Humane. Contact Email: educationservices@seattlehumane.org. Contact Phone: 425-373-5385. Events Newsletter: Yes. Friday, December 5, 2014, 10:00 AM – 11:00 AM. 15600 NE 8th St Bellevue WA 98008. For more info visit www.seattlehumane.org.

What's Better Than Recycling? Reducing and Reusing!

Come learn about what you can do in your own home and day to day to help reduce what ends up in your curbside bins. Learn about fun and useful 'upcycle' projects and join us in making your own to take home. Families are encouraged to attend. Registration is required. Info & to Register: 425-452-6993; ParkRangerProgram@bellevuewa.gov or MyParksandRecreation.com. Category: Classes & Lectures. Family. Audience: Kids. Teens. Dads. Moms. Families. Cost: Free. Contact Email: ParkRangerProgram@bellevuewa.gov. Contact Phone: 425-452-6993. Friday, December 5, 2014, 10:00 AM – 11:00 AM. Lake Hills Greenbelt Ranger Station 15416 SE 16th St. Bellevue, WA 98008.

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, December 5, 2014, 10:30 AM. Newport Way Library 14250 SE Newport Way Bellevue, WA 98006.

Home for the Holidays at Seattle Humane

Bring the whole family down for festivities and hundreds of adoptable pets. Adoption fees waived for cats 1 year and up and all critters. Kitten adoptions will be $50. Category: Family. Holiday. Organizations. Audience: Kids. Teens. Singles. College Students. Dads. Moms. Seniors. Families. Cost: $0-$275. Contact Name: Seattle Humane. Contact Email: adoption@seattlehumane.org. Contact Phone: 425-649-7563. Friday, December 5, 2014, 11:00 AM – Sunday, December 7, 2014, 6:00 PM. 13212 SE Eastgate Way Bellevue, WA 98005. For more info visit www.seattlehumane.org.

Time to Hibernate

During the cold winter months many animals take a very long nap called “hibernation”. Find out what animals get very sleepy in winter! 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 # 86689. Category: Family. Audience: Kids. Families. Cost: $2 Bellevue Resident, $3 non-resident. Contact Phone: 425-452-6885. Events Newsletter: Yes. Friday, December 5, 2014, 11:00 AM – 12:00 PM. Lewis Creek Park Visitor Center 5808 Lakemont Blvd SE Bellevue, WA.

Bellevue Festival of The Nativity

The 2014 Bellevue Festival of The Nativity will be two weekends this year! This is a family friendly free event for the public. The public can visit Dec 5-8 and Dec 12-14 to enjoy 500+ nativity sets, artwork, videos, and daily musical entertainment. Festival location is at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in Bellevue Washington. Address is 15205 SE 28th St, Bellevue, WA, 98007. It is a beautiful event to help get into the spirit of the holidays! More information and festival hours of operation can be found at www.facebook.com/BellevueNativity, as well as our website at www.bellevuenativity.com. Category: Fairs & Festivals. Audience: Kids. Teens. Singles. College Students. Dads. Moms. Seniors. Families. Cost: FREE / NO COST. Contact Name: Bellevue Festival of The Nativity. Contact Email: BellevueSouthEvents@gmail.com. Events Newsletter: Yes. Friday, December 5, 2014, 12:00 PM – Sunday, December 14, 2014, 8:00 PM. Festival location: The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, 15205 SE 28th St, Bellevue, WA, 98007. For more info visit www.facebook.com.

Music to Keep You Merry & Bright!

12pm - 2pm Deems Tsutakawa, Holiday Jazz Pianist 5pm - 7pm Phinney Ridge Lutheran Gospel Choir. Category: Family. Holiday. Music. Cost: Free. Friday, December 5, 2014, 12:00 PM – 7:00 PM. Pacific Place 600 Pine Street, Seattle, WA 98101. For more info visit www.pacificplaceseattle.com.

TELOS Open House

Open House to find out about TELOS classes for retirees at Bellevue College. Classes in Art, Literature, History, Current Events, and more. All classes are taught in a relaxed, non-graded atmosphere. Classes meet once a week. Category: Classes & Lectures. Audience: Seniors. Cost: 0. Contact Name: Angela Young. Contact Email: angela.young@bellevuecollege.edu. Contact Phone: 425-564-4007. Friday, December 5, 2014, 1:00 PM – 3:00 PM. Bellevue College North Campus 14673 NE 29th Place Bellevue, WA 98007. For more info visit www.bellevuecollege.edu.

Time to Hibernate Story Time

During the cold winter months many animals take a very long nap called “hibernation”. Find out what animals get very sleepy in winter! 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 # 86690. 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, December 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.

Garden d' Lights

Brought to you by the Bellevue Botanical Garden Society and Bellevue Parks and Community Services, Garden d’Lights features thousands of lights which transform the Garden into a blossoming winter wonderland. Garden d’Lights runs from Saturday, November 29, 2014 through Saturday, January 3, 2015 every evening from 4:30 – 9:30 pm (last entry at 9:00 pm). Please note that the hours have changed slightly. To avoid long lines and crowds, it is more important than ever to visit early in the season, early in the week, and early in the evening. This year we celebrate the opening of the beautiful new Visitor Center complex AND the 20th Anniversary of Garden d’Lights! There will be new displays and a longer route through the garden. A shorter route is marked for those with limited mobility. Be sure to visit the brand new Trillium Store to pick up a gift or two on your visit. You’ll be dazzled by all of the gorgeous offerings. The store will be open every evening from 4:30 – 9:30 pm; additional hours on Saturdays… Category: Arts & Entertainment. Family. Holiday. Outdoor. Audience: Kids. Teens. Singles. College Students. Dads. Moms. Seniors. Families. Cost: $5 per person, children 10 and under are free. Contact Name: Lisa Scott. Contact Email: lscott@bellevuewa.gov. Contact Phone: 425-452-6826. Events Newsletter: Yes. Friday, December 5, 2014, 4:30 PM – 9:30 PM. Bellevue Botanical Garden 12001 Main Street Bellevue, WA 98005.

28th Annual Great Figgy Pudding Caroling Competition

The biggest single musical holiday event of the season and critical fundraiser for the Pike Market Senior Center & Food Bank, The Great Figgy Pudding Caroling Competition will bring an audience of more than 9,000 to downtown Seattle on Friday, December 5. 1,000 carolers will join dozens of caroling teams to sing on downtown Seattle street corners and Westlake Center beginning at 6 p.m. Top caroling teams will compete for crowd favor and prizes for the most donations raised, best choral performance, most creative team and people’s choice. Those nominated will compete in a sing-off on the Figgy Main Stage at Westlake Center. A Seattle holiday tradition, the Great Figgy Pudding is a zany, family friendly and delightful holiday event for everyone. Caroling teams range the gamut from dancing lawyers, to costumed co-workers of Seattle landmark businesses to Von Trapp-like families. King5 TV Evening Magazine’s Kim Holcomb returns this year as Figmaster. Returning caroling team crowd pleasers include the Sta… Category: Family. Holiday. Music. Audience: Kids. Teens. Singles. College Students. Dads. Moms. Seniors. Families. Cost: $10 suggested donation. Friday, December 5, 2014, 6:00 PM – 8:30 PM. Westlake Park. For more info visit www.pikemarketseniorcenter.org.

Dog Training Program

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

Order & Chaos: A Decade of Burning Man

Over the past 30 years, Burning Man has evolved from a small gathering on a beach in San Francisco to a major cultural event in Nevada’s Black Rock Desert. Today it may be the most important planetary collective art event of our time. Its influence is spreading around the world, inspiring similar gatherings, network nodes, and art installations as far afield as Europe, Australia, and South Africa. MARTI has been capturing surreal photographs at Burning Man for nearly a decade. Come experience a world apart, where order and chaos are interchangeable, where peace comes in the worst of storms, where the far becomes nearer than the near. Watch as Marti plays with soft light and vast spaces and feel a deep and beautiful sense of emptiness. See more of MARTI's Burning Man Photography at www.martiphotoburningm.com. Category: Arts & Entertainment. Audience: Kids. Teens. Singles. College Students. Dads. Moms. Seniors. Families. Cost: Free to the public and free street parking. Contact Name: Anna Braden. Contact Email: abraden@kirklandartscenter.org. Contact Phone: (425)-822-7161. Events Newsletter: No. Friday, December 5, 2014, 6:00 PM – Saturday, January 17, 2015, 5:00 PM. Kirkland Arts Center and Gallery Hours open:Tuesday-Friday 11AM - 6PM, Saturdays 11AM - 5PM, Closed Sundays and Mondays. For more info visit www.kirklandartscenter.org.

Sammamish Symphony Holiday Pops!

Conductor R. Joseph Scott rings in the holiday season with a festive Holiday Pops! Concert. Holiday Pops! is a perennial concert favorite for the whole family. This most cherished holiday tradition, featuring seasonal music, is always a sold out concert. This year’s concert program will include a wonderful collection of holiday tunes everyone knows and some new ones that are less familiar. Included on the program will be; Sleigh Ride -The Christmas Song - The Polar Express Suite - Russian Christmas Music, a big work that features the whole orchestra with a robust and full Symphony Orchestra sound, and Fantasia On We Three Kings, a serious concert piece with a more modern sound. Also on the program will be Hallelujah Chorus, Festive Sounds of Hanukah and much more. Category: Arts & Entertainment. Holiday. Music. Audience: Kids. Teens. Singles. College Students. Dads. Moms. Seniors. Families. Cost: $10.00 - $20.00. Contact Name: R. Joseph Scott. Contact Email: info@SammamishSymphony.org. Contact Phone: 206-517-7777. Friday, December 5, 2014, 7:30 PM – 9:30 PM. Meydenbauer Theatre 1110 NE 6th Street Bellevue, WA 98004. For more info visit www.sammamishsymphony.org.

Sleep Country USA’s Toy Drive for Foster Kids

For the Northwest’s nearly 20,000 foster kids, the holiday season can be difficult as many children may be entering a new, unfamiliar home during this time. To help, Sleep Country USA is hosting its Secret Santa Toy Drive to ensure each child wakes up with a gift on Christmas morning. You too can become a Secret Santa by donating new, unwrapped gifts to any Sleep Country store until December 14th. Also, snap a photo of yourself while donating or shopping for a gift and share it in the Sleep Country “Be a Secret Santa” Facebook photo contest to share the spirit of giving. When: Until Sunday, December 14th, 2014 Where: Any Sleep Country USA store Why: To ensure every foster child awakes to a gift on Christmas morning. Category: Benefit. Charitable. Audience: Kids. Teens. Singles. College Students. Dads. Moms. Seniors. Families. Cost: Varies. Contact Name: Sleep Country USA. Contact Phone: (425) 643-4277. Saturday, December 6, 2014. 2337 148th Ave NE Bellevue, WA.

Photos with Santa!

Make a new memory, continue a fond tradition, plan a magical moment with Santa for holiday photos. *Please see website for Santa's hours. Category: Family. Holiday. Audience: Families. Saturday, December 6, 2014, 7:00 AM. Bellevue Square 575 Bellevue Sq Bellevue, WA 98004. For more info visit www.santaphotos.com.

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

It’s interactive, kid friendly, and full of teachable and inspirational moments. Bring your family to the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation Visitor Center for a free visit to learn about the work being done to improve lives from Seattle to South Africa. The Visitor Center, through engaging and thought-provoking exhibits, allows parents and children to dive into some of the world’s toughest challenges and learn how to act on their own ideas and solutions. Families can expect hands-on exhibits and spaces to create, explore, and discuss. It’s an experience unlike any other in Seattle. Visit us across the street from the Seattle Center and the iconic Space Needle for an experience that will leave your family hopeful. Arrive curious. Leave inspired. Open Tuesday – Saturday, 10am to 5pm (until 6pm from June 3-August 30) Closed Sunday, Monday, and all U.S. holidays Special hours on Memorial Day weekend and Labor Day weekend: Sunday, May 25, 10am to 5pm Sunday, August 31, 10am to 6pm. Category: Charitable. Organizations. Volunteer. Audience: Kids. Teens. Singles. College Students. Dads. Moms. Seniors. Families. Cost: FREE. Events Newsletter: No. Saturday, December 6, 2014, 10:00 AM – 6:00 PM. 440 5th Ave North Seattle, WA 98109. For more info visit www.gatesfoundation.org.

Gingerbread Open House

Come decorate your very own gingerbread house, enjoy milk and cookies and JUMP on the world's safest trampoline. A free holiday family event. Category: Family. Holiday. Audience: Kids. Families. Cost: FREE. Contact Name: Jody Sise. Contact Email: seattle@springfree.com. Contact Phone: 425-654-1306. Saturday, December 6, 2014, 10:00 AM – 1:00 PM. Springfree Trampoline Issaquah.

Holiday Art Market and Open House

Shop for Gifts of enduring beauty from the work of 25 local artists, designers and craftspeople with selections from variety of mediums upstairs in the Skylight Room. There will also be a large Student & Instructor Pottery Sale in the KAC Gallery. Watch the magic of art-making during Artist Demonstrations throughout the day. Marvel at the clay creations made by the masters before your eyes during the "Iron Potter" Competition, and cast a vote for your favorite. Begins at 5pm. Witness your children's creativity at the Craft and Activities Table. 11am-3pm Get your chance to register for Winter Art Classes (ages 2 to 102 - beginning through advanced). Tour the historic 121 year old Peter Kirk Building. Completed in 1892 and listed on the National Register of Historic Places, the Peter Kirk Building exemplifies commercial Victorian-era architecture, and is one of the last vestiges of the man for whom the City was named. Category: Arts & Entertainment. Classes & Lectures. Fairs & Festivals. Family. Holiday. Audience: Kids. Teens. Singles. College Students. Dads. Moms. Seniors. Families. Cost: Free to the public and free street parking. Contact Name: Anna Braden. Contact Email: abraden@kirklandartscenter.org. Contact Phone: 4258227161. Events Newsletter: No. Saturday, December 6, 2014, 10:00 AM – 7:00 PM. Kirkland Arts Center. For more info visit kirklandartscenter.org.

Photos with Santa!

Make a new memory, continue a fond tradition, plan a magical moment with Santa for holiday photos. *Please visit the website for Santa's hours. Category: Family. Holiday. Audience: Families. Saturday, December 6, 2014, 10:00 AM. Redmond Town Center 7525 166th Ave. NE Redmond, WA 98052. For more info visit www.santaphotos.com.

Winter Market at Redmond Town Center

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

Free Ski Helmet Fitting and Giveaway

Come and get your child properly fit for a new winter sport helmet. Kids must be 4 to 18 and present to receive a helmet. First come, first served. No appointments needed. Learn more at www.makesurethehelmetfits.org. 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, December 6, 2014, 10:30 AM – 12:30 PM. Seattle Children's Administrative Building 6901 Sand Point Way NE Seattle, Wa 98115.

Santa Paws Pet Pictures with St. Nick

Make this year's holiday card one to remember -- get a photo with Santa! Digital photo for a $25 suggested donation to Seattle Humane. Dec. 6-7 | 11 a.m. – 3 p.m. Category: Charitable. Family. Holiday. Audience: Kids. Teens. Singles. College Students. Dads. Moms. Seniors. Families. Cost: Suggested donation of $25. Contact Name: Seattle Humane. Contact Email: events@seattlehumane.org. Contact Phone: 425-641-0080. Saturday, December 6, 2014, 11:00 AM – Sunday, December 7, 2014, 3:00 PM. 13212 SE Eastgate Way Bellevue, WA 98005. For more info visit www.seattlehumane.org.

Music to Keep You Merry & Bright!

12pm - 2pm Greta Matassa, Swingin' Holiday Jazz Vocalist 5pm - 7pm Northwest Girlchoir, Vivace. Category: Family. Holiday. Music. Cost: Free. Saturday, December 6, 2014, 12:00 PM – 7:00 PM. Pacific Place 600 Pine Street, Seattle, WA 98101. For more info visit www.pacificplaceseattle.com.

Santa Paws Pet Pictures with St. Nick

Make this year's holiday card one to remember -- get a photo with Santa! Dec. 6-7 | 1-4 p.m. Pet photos benefit Seattle Humane. Category: Charitable. Family. Holiday. Audience: Kids. Teens. Singles. College Students. Dads. Moms. Seniors. Families. Cost: Donations of any amuont! Contact Name: Rex. Contact Email: events@seattlehumane.org. Contact Phone: 206-467-4440. Saturday, December 6, 2014, 1:00 PM – Sunday, December 7, 2014, 4:00 PM. 1402 12th Ave Seattle WA 98122. For more info visit www.seattlehumane.org.

Emerald Ballet Theater presents the Nutcracker

Emerald Ballet Theatre returns to the North Shore for their eighth annual production of "The Nutcracker" with the Rainier Symphony Ballet Orchestra. This full-length production features lavish sets, custom costumes, professional dancers, charming youth performers and the only live orchestra on the Eastside. BACK BY POPULAR DEMAND: Scout troops and other non-profit children's groups are invited to attend our dress rehearsal on Saturday, December 6 at 10:00 a.m. Tickets are only $12 each (minimum order: 6 tickets), and must be purchased through EBT by December 1. A festive and affordable introduction to live theatre and the world of ballet! Please note that parking at the Northshore Performing Arts Center is ample and free. Category: Arts & Entertainment. Family. Holiday. Theater. Audience: Kids. Teens. Singles. College Students. Dads. Moms. Seniors. Families. Cost: Adults $35, Seniors $31.50, Youth $20. Contact Name: Emerald Ballet Theater. Contact Phone: 425-883-3405. Saturday, December 6, 2014, 2:00 PM – 4:00 PM. Northshore Performing Arts Center 18125 92nd Ave. NE Bothell, WA 98011. For more info visit www.npacf.org.

Ranger Walk

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

Garden d' Lights

Brought to you by the Bellevue Botanical Garden Society and Bellevue Parks and Community Services, Garden d’Lights features thousands of lights which transform the Garden into a blossoming winter wonderland. Garden d’Lights runs from Saturday, November 29, 2014 through Saturday, January 3, 2015 every evening from 4:30 – 9:30 pm (last entry at 9:00 pm). Please note that the hours have changed slightly. To avoid long lines and crowds, it is more important than ever to visit early in the season, early in the week, and early in the evening. This year we celebrate the opening of the beautiful new Visitor Center complex AND the 20th Anniversary of Garden d’Lights! There will be new displays and a longer route through the garden. A shorter route is marked for those with limited mobility. Be sure to visit the brand new Trillium Store to pick up a gift or two on your visit. You’ll be dazzled by all of the gorgeous offerings. The store will be open every evening from 4:30 – 9:30 pm; additional hours on Saturdays… Category: Arts & Entertainment. Family. Holiday. Outdoor. Audience: Kids. Teens. Singles. College Students. Dads. Moms. Seniors. Families. Cost: $5 per person, children 10 and under are free. Contact Name: Lisa Scott. Contact Email: lscott@bellevuewa.gov. Contact Phone: 425-452-6826. Events Newsletter: Yes. Saturday, December 6, 2014, 4:30 PM – 9:30 PM. Bellevue Botanical Garden 12001 Main Street Bellevue, WA 98005.

Dog Training Program

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