Bellevue Reporter

sound publishing, seattle events, newspaper network, bainbridge island review

RSS XML iCal Bainbridge Island, WAPacific Time
This hCalendar-compliant page is optimized for search engines. View this calendar as published at www.bellevuereporter.com.

Early Stage Memory Loss Garden Walk

Looking to be more active? Join the Alzheimer's Association Washington State Chapter at the Bellevue Botanical Garden and enjoy walks on scenic paths with good company. The Garden Walk offers individuals living with mild memory loss and related changes an opportunity for regular, light exercise and camaraderie. Care partners welcome. Garden Walk will meet on Tuesday mornings starting September 6, 2016. Pre-registration is required. For more information, contact Katherine Painter at 206-529-3868 or kpainter@alz.org. Category: Outdoor. Cost: Free. Contact Name: Katherine Painter. Contact Email: kpainter@alz.org. Contact Phone: 206-529-3868. Tuesday, September 27, 2016. Bellevue, WA. For more info visit www.alzwa.org.

UW Botanic Gardens - Gentle Yoga and Walking Meditation in the Arboretum

Join us in the Arboretum for some fun and gentle exploration of yoga in outdoor environments. Class is great for beginners through advanced practitioners and will include both yoga poses and walking meditation. Bring your own mat. Class Dates (all classes are Tuesdays, from 9:15-10:45am) September 20 September 27 October 4 October 11 Instructor Sarah Belisle teaches hatha and hatha flow yoga in the Seattle area. As a teacher, Sarah loves sharing yoga and hopes to help students to discover how yoga can benefit their everyday lives. She strives to create a welcoming environment where students can tune into their own experience and have fun. Category: Classes & lectures. Outdoor. Sports & recreation. Audience: Teens. Singles. College Students. Dads. Moms. Seniors. Cost: $60 for series of 4 classes Register athttps://www.uwbotanicgardenscatalog.org , or call 206-685-8033. Contact Name: Sasha McGuire. Contact Email: urbhort@uw.edu. Contact Phone: 206-685-8033. Tuesday, September 27, 2016, 9:15 AM – 10:45 AM. Washington Park Arboretum Graham Visitors Center 2300 Arboretum Drive East Seattle WA 98112. For more info visit www.uwbotanicgardenscatalog.org.

UW Botanic Gardens: Botanical Sketching In Ink and Watercolor

This series is also offered in November. Capture the essence of flowers and foliage in this 4-part class with simple, quick techniques and portable materials! While using the beautiful perennial beds and borders at the Center for Urban Horticulture as a backdrop, you will be guided in an intuitive approach to sketching with pen, layering watercolor washes, and gathering tips that can be applied to everyday sketching. A simple supply list will be provided. All levels welcome. Category: Classes & lectures. Audience: Singles. College Students. Moms. Seniors. Cost: $95.00 4 classes. Contact Name: Sasha McGuire. Contact Email: urbhort@uw.edu. Contact Phone: 206-685-8033. Tuesday, September 27, 2016, 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM. Center for Urban Horticulture 3501 NE 41st Street Seattle WA 98105.

Young Toddler Story Time

Ages 12 through 23 months with adult. Stories, songs and fun Seating is limited; first-come, first-seated. Category: Arts & entertainment. Family. Music. Organizations. Audience: Kids. Dads. Moms. Families. Cost: Free. Contact Name: Bellevue Library. Tuesday, September 27, 2016, 10:00 AM. Bellevue Library. For more info visit www.kcls.org.

Infant Story Time

Newborn to 12 month olds with adult. Stories, songs and fun! Social time following. Category: Arts & entertainment. Family. Music. Organizations. Audience: Kids. Dads. Moms. Families. Cost: Free. Contact Name: Newport Way Library. Tuesday, September 27, 2016, 10:30 AM. Newport Way Library. For more info visit www.kcls.org.

New! Infant Story Time

Ages 0 to 12 month olds with adult. Stories, rhymes, and songs especially geared for infants. Social time following. Category: Family. Contact Name: Newport Way Library. Contact Phone: 425-747-2390. Tuesday, September 27, 2016, 10:30 AM. Newport Way Library 14250 SE Newport Way Bellevue WA 98006. For more info visit kcls.bibliocommons.com.

Play & Learn - Chinese

Family program, all ages welcome with adult. Stories, songs and rhymes in the Chinese language. Category: Arts & entertainment. Family. Music. Organizations. Audience: Kids. Dads. Moms. Families. Cost: Free. Contact Name: Newcastle Library. Tuesday, September 27, 2016, 10:30 AM. Newcastle Library. For more info visit www.kcls.org.

Preschool Story Time

Ages 12 through 23 months with adult. Stories, songs and fun Seating is limited; first-come, first-seated. Category: Arts & entertainment. Family. Music. Organizations. Audience: Kids. Dads. Moms. Families. Cost: Free. Contact Name: Bellevue Library. Tuesday, September 27, 2016, 11:30 AM. Bellevue Library. For more info visit www.kcls.org.

Adobe Creative Lab

Do you need access to Photoshop, InDesign or Illustrator for a project you're working on? Look no further! The Adobe Creative Cloud is now available in the computer lab at the Bellevue Library. Whether you are ready to start working on your project immediately or if you'd like to teach yourself how to use a specific software with Lynda.com, the lab will be open for you. Also available by appointment, 425.450.1764. Category: Arts & entertainment. Classes & lectures. Organizations. Audience: College Students. Dads. Moms. Seniors. Cost: Free. Contact Name: Bellevue Library. Tuesday, September 27, 2016, 5:30 PM – 8:30 PM. Bellevue Library. For more info visit www.kcls.org.

Matts Djos- Like White, Scattered Flowers

Set in late 1950s Seattle, amid jazz joints and after-hours clubs, the new novel by retired literature professor Matts Djos tells the story of a young couple consumed by their passion for each other and the reckless abandon and addictions they both share. It is a portrait of dark histories that brings to life the shady backrooms and risky dealings of our city's past and explores the destructive passions of "the greatest generation." It is a story of the toxic bonds of a seemingly fated relationship, and the power of love to transform both parties. For a unique look inside the passions and past of a couple, a generation, and the city we call home, join us for this reading and signing of Like White, Scattering Flowers with Djos. Category: Arts & entertainment. Audience: Singles. College Students. Dads. Moms. Seniors. Cost: Free. Tuesday, September 27, 2016, 6:00 PM – 7:00 PM. University Book Store 990 102nd Ave NE Bellevue, WA, 98004. For more info visit www2.bookstore.washington.edu.

Toddler Time at SkyMania!

$5 for children 5 years and under, parent is free. We also offer complimentary, hot chocolate, coffee and other beverages to parents of young jumpers, plus a comfortable setting to relax while the kiddies play. Category: Family. Sports & recreation. Audience: Kids. Dads. Moms. Cost: $5. Contact Name: nancy. Contact Email: info@skymaniatrampolines.com. Contact Phone: 425-825-7599. Tuesday, September 27, 2016, 6:00 PM. 11801 NE 116th Street, Suite B, Kirkland, WA.

Writing for Children and Young Adult Audiences

Do you have a children’s book hiding in your head? A teen novel in a long-neglected drawer? Or maybe you write every day and want to get your project ready to publish? Whether you are writing picture books, fiction for magazines, middle grade novels, or YA you’ll be exposed to tricks of the trade that keep young readers turning pages. Learn more about the instructor at: http://www.katherinegracebond.com. Category: Arts & entertainment. Classes & lectures. Audience: College Students. Dads. Moms. Seniors. Cost: $185.00 (8 sessions). Tuesday, September 27, 2016, 6:00 PM – 8:30 PM. North Seattle College, CC Bldg, Room 3346 9600 College Way N Seattle WA 98103. For more info visit continuinged.northseattle.edu.

Forest Stewardship Coached Planning

Our flagship class will teach you how to assess your trees, avoid insect and disease problems, attract wildlife, and take practical steps to keep your forest on track to provide enjoyment and even income for years to come. In this class you will develop your own Forest Stewardship Plan, which brings state recognition as a Stewardship Forest and eligibility for cost-share assistance, and may also qualify you for significant property tax reductions. Category: Classes & lectures. Family. Outdoor. Audience: Singles. Dads. Moms. Seniors. Families. Cost: $185 before September 13th, $215 September 13th or later. Contact Name: Ian Fawley. Contact Email: ian.fawley@wsu.edu. Contact Phone: 425-357-6023. Tuesday, September 27, 2016, 6:30 PM – 9:30 PM. Tuesday evening sessions will be held at the Preston Community Center, 8625 310th Ave SE, Preston, WA 98027 (driving directions and parking map). For more info visit forestry.wsu.edu.

Baby Steppin' Toward Tidying Up FUN!

Organizing strategies are a hot topic, but it can be challenging to translate those ideas into an organizing plan for your own home. Kate Gavigan, professional home organizer, shares useful tips from the bestselling book The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up by Marie Kondo, and other organizing resources to help you start the process of tackling your own organizing projects. Category: Classes & lectures. Contact Name: Newport Way Library. Contact Phone: 425-747-2390. Tuesday, September 27, 2016, 7:00 PM. Newport Way Library 14250 SE Newport Way Bellevue WA 98006. For more info visit kcls.bibliocommons.com.

Botanical Drawing

The pencil is an effective tool for producing beautiful botanical works and skill in pencil rendering is also a good basis for ongoing study of botanical art in other media such as watercolor. It is highly recommended that you take Botanical Drawing as a prerequisite to Botanical Watercolor. All levels welcome; intermediate students can take on more advanced plant subjects. A short list of materials for the first class will be provided prior to the first class and a more complete list of supplies will be discussed in the first class. Category: Classes & lectures. Audience: Teens. Singles. College Students. Dads. Moms. Seniors. Cost: $230.00 for seven classes in series. Contact Name: Sasha McGuire. Contact Email: urbhort@uw.edu. Contact Phone: 206-685-8033. Tuesday, September 27, 2016, 7:00 PM – 9:30 PM. Center for Urban Horticulture 3501 NE 41st Street Seattle WA 98105. For more info visit www.uwbotanicgardenscatalog.org.

Everyone's Talking About It: Baby Steppin' Toward Tidying Up Fun!

Organizing strategies are a hot topic, but it can be challenging to translate those ideas into an organizing plan for your own home. Kate Gavigan, professional home organizer, shares useful tips from the bestselling book, The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up by Marie Kondo, and other organizing resources to help you start the process of tackling your own organizing projects. What’s on YOUR mind? Join in lively conversations about topics that matter with free programs at KCLS libraries. From pop culture to pot, from education to alternative energy—and even elections—talk with other community members about what fascinates you. www.kcls.org. Category: Arts & entertainment. Classes & lectures. Organizations. Audience: College Students. Dads. Moms. Seniors. Cost: Free. Contact Name: Newport Way Library. Tuesday, September 27, 2016, 7:00 PM. Newport Way Library. For more info visit www.kcls.org.

Korean Language Classes

We are currently enrolling school-aged children (5-10) for Mandarin and Korean classes starting September 2016 through June, following the Bellevue school calendar. We offer smaller ratios targeting 6-8 kids per class to maximize their learning potential. Choose how many days and which days each week you'd like your child to participate. Category: Classes & lectures. Schools. Audience: Kids. Cost: $15/hour. Contact Name: Ashleigh Cho. Contact Email: TOTTINIDISCOVERY@GMAIL.COM. Contact Phone: 425-505-2794. Wednesday, September 28, 2016. Tottini Discovery 2253 140th Ave. NE Bellevue, WA 98005. For more info visit www.tottinidiscovery.com.

Outdoor Group Fitness

Come join a fun morning workout group to get up and start your day off right. All fitness levels are welcomed and will get a great full body workout. Its a safe, fun and effective workout...check it out for free! Category: Sports & recreation. Audience: Singles. College Students. Dads. Moms. Seniors. Cost: $9 per session. Contact Name: Melissa Korda. Contact Email: info@fitnessbootcampnow.com. Contact Phone: 206-355-5432. Wednesday, September 28, 2016, 5:30 AM – 6:10 AM. Bellevue High School 10416 SE Wolverine Way, Bellevue, WA 98004.

Entrepreneurship & Franchise Summit

Program includes two featured speakers, panel of experts, representatives of national franchises that are expanding into Puget Sound region, a speaker on "combining a job with franchise ownership," plus handouts and exhibits. Individuals in transition, whether from a job, military service, or personal situations, along with investors and those wanting to change careers are welcomed. Category: Classes & lectures. Cost: Free (optional $10 donation to Junior Achievement). Contact Name: Charlie Magee. Contact Email: magee@frannet.com. Contact Phone: 360-489-2153. Wednesday, September 28, 2016, 7:30 AM – 11:00 AM. Mercer Island Community and Event Center, 8236 SE 24th St. Mercer Island. For more info visit bit.ly.

Scene Weaving

In this course, students will focus on the well-crafted scene: devastating dialogue, authentic action, vivid setting. All of this comes from an inner landscape deep in the mind of your character. Appropriate for all genres of narrative writing: fiction, memoir, creative nonfiction. Classes include in-class writing and critique. Learn more about the instructor at: http://www.katherinegracebond.com To register by phone, call Registration Services at 425-564-2263. Category: Arts & entertainment. Classes & lectures. Audience: College Students. Dads. Moms. Seniors. Cost: $179.00 (10 sessions). Wednesday, September 28, 2016, 10:00 AM – 12:30 PM. Bellevue College North Campus, Room V1108 14673 NE 29th Place Bellevue, WA 98007. For more info visit www.campusce.net.

Infant Story Time

Newborn to 12 months with adult. Stories, songs and fun! Category: Arts & entertainment. Family. Music. Organizations. Audience: Kids. Dads. Moms. Families. Cost: Free. Contact Name: Newcastle Library. Wednesday, September 28, 2016, 10:15 AM. Newcastle Library. For more info visit www.kcls.org.

Infant Story Time

Newborn 11 months with adult. Stories, songs and fun Seating is limited; first-come, first-seated. Category: Arts & entertainment. Family. Music. Organizations. Audience: Kids. Dads. Moms. Families. Cost: Free. Contact Name: Lake Hills Library. Wednesday, September 28, 2016, 10:30 AM. Lake Hills Library. For more info visit www.kcls.org.

Preschool Story Time

Ages 3 and older with adult. Stories, songs and fun Seating is limited; first-come, first-seated. Category: Arts & entertainment. Family. Music. Organizations. Audience: Kids. Dads. Moms. Families. Cost: Free. Contact Name: Lake Hills Library. Wednesday, September 28, 2016, 11:30 AM. Lake Hills Library. For more info visit www.kcls.org.

Preschool Story Time

Ages 3 to 5 with adult. Stories, songs and fun! Category: Arts & entertainment. Family. Music. Organizations. Audience: Kids. Dads. Moms. Families. Cost: Free. Contact Name: Newcastle Library. Wednesday, September 28, 2016, 11:30 AM. Newcastle Library. For more info visit www.kcls.org.

Cultivating Complex Characters

While a strong plot makes a story worth telling, it is multilayered, nuanced characters who make a story worth reading. Learn six techniques for developing vibrant and believable characters, each with a distinct and compelling voice. Course includes reading, critique and support from a community of fellow writers. Learn more about the instructor at: http://www.katherinegracebond.com To register by phone, call Registration Services at 425-564-2263. Category: Arts & entertainment. Classes & lectures. Audience: College Students. Dads. Moms. Seniors. Cost: $237.00 (10 sessions). Wednesday, September 28, 2016, 1:00 PM – 4:00 PM. Bellevue College North Campus, Room V1108 14673 NE 29th Place Bellevue, WA 98007. For more info visit www.campusce.net.

Teen Zone

Ages 12 and older. Hang out, study, play video games and pick up a good book...all in the same place! Category: Arts & entertainment. Organizations. Audience: Teens. Cost: Free. Contact Name: Lake Hills Library. Wednesday, September 28, 2016, 2:30 PM – 4:30 PM. Lake Hills Library. For more info visit www.kcls.org.

David de Vaux- Cassowary Hill

A story about an expatriate writer written by a lifelong expatriate, the debut novel by David de Vaux brings together exotic locales with international intrigue and action-packed suspense. All British native Tom Pryce-Bowyer wanted to do when he returned home to his quiet Queensland cabin was work on the biography he was commissioned to write in peace. But when his research reveals dark secrets about recent atrocities in East Timor and his new neighbor turns out to be a former intelligence officer attempting to halt the progress of a villainous American general, his quiet retreat becomes everything but that. For a glimpse inside the multilayered suspense, join us for this reading and signing with de Vaux. Category: Arts & entertainment. Audience: Singles. College Students. Dads. Moms. Seniors. Cost: Free. Wednesday, September 28, 2016, 6:00 PM – 7:00 PM. University Book Store 990 102nd Ave NE Bellevue, WA, 98004. For more info visit www2.bookstore.washington.edu.

Mandarin + Korean Classes

We are currently enrolling school-aged children (5-10) for Mandarin and Korean classes starting September 1, 2016 through June following the Bellevue school calendar. We offer smaller ratios targeting 6 kids per class to maximize their learning potential. Choose how many days and which days each week you'd like your child to participate (Mondays, Wednesday and/or Fridays). ​ We offer classes from 6:00pm - 7:30pm and from 7:30pm - 9:00pm. Category: Classes & lectures. Schools. Audience: Kids. Cost: $15/hour. Contact Name: Ashleigh Cho. Contact Email: tottinidiscovery@gmail.com. Contact Phone: 425-505-2794. Wednesday, September 28, 2016, 6:00 PM – 7:30 PM. Tottini Discovery 2253 140th Ave. NE Bellevue, WA 98005. For more info visit www.tottinidiscovery.com.

The Magic of Writing for Children

Whether you’re a beginner, or have already published; whether you want to write for preschoolers, teens, or in-between, this is the class for you. We’ll explore what makes a book “work” for each age group in terms of word choice, characterization, theme, and structure. Plus, you’ll have the chance to get feedback in a safe environment from a seasoned author. Learn more about the instructor at: http://www.katherinegracebond.com To register by phone, call Registration Services at 425-564-2263. Category: Arts & entertainment. Classes & lectures. Audience: College Students. Dads. Moms. Seniors. Cost: $225.00 (10 sessions). Wednesday, September 28, 2016, 6:00 PM – 8:30 PM. Bellevue College North Campus, Room V1108 14673 NE 29th Place Bellevue, WA 98007. For more info visit www.campusce.net.

Toddler Time at SkyMania!

$5 for children 5 years and under, parent is free. We also offer complimentary, hot chocolate, coffee and other beverages to parents of young jumpers, plus a comfortable setting to relax while the kiddies play. Category: Family. Sports & recreation. Audience: Kids. Dads. Moms. Cost: $5. Contact Name: nancy. Contact Email: info@skymaniatrampolines.com. Contact Phone: 425-825-7599. Wednesday, September 28, 2016, 6:00 PM. 11801 NE 116th Street, Suite B, Kirkland, WA.

Yoga and Meditation

Unity of Bellevue is excited to offer 6:00pm Wednesday YOGA“plus” starting on April 6th! Howard Lamb, with GRUVflow Yoga and a RYT 200hr certified instructor, will lead a “slow flow yin” class accessible for all levels. For a great vibe the practice will be held in the Atrium featuring a surround sound system streaming downtempo electronic music with lava lamps illuminating the stone garden wall! Following every yoga class there will be a 7:15pm “Plus” Event featuring a guest speaker or musician to replenish your mid-week spiritual well. Makenna Wagner will launch the series on April 6th with an intimate musical performance accompanied by Bob De Dea on the keyboards! Every 2nd and 4th Wednesdays at 7:15pm Dr. Brenda Butterfield, a mental health therapist and mindfulness based stress reduction (MBSR) instructor, will lead a Mindful Meditation followed by an opportunity to share and connect with others learning to live a more contemplative life. All are invited to attend both, the yoga, or the Plus ev… Category: Classes & lectures. Faith. Sports & recreation. Audience: Teens. Singles. College Students. Dads. Moms. Seniors. Cost: $10 - $25. Contact Name: Howard Lamb. Wednesday, September 28, 2016, 6:00 PM – 8:15 PM. Unity of Bellevue 16330 NE 4th St, Bellevue, WA 98008. For more info visit www.unityofbellevue.org.

"Cooking Class: Deep Breath Baking: Challah"

Deep breath baking is a fun and relaxing workshop that weaves together challah baking instruction with mindfulness practice to teach a universal lesson that "rest is part of the recipe." Participants will have the opportunity the make and shape their own challah dough, and while it is rising explore the J's "Women of the Book" exhibit - a collection of mixed-media art and paintings representing different Torah portions exploring themes of family, Jewish culture and traditions. Since 2009, groups from Montreal to Mexico City have raved about this unique deep breath baking program - offered for the first time by instructor Michal Waldfogel. Category: Food & drink. Audience: Kids. Teens. Singles. College Students. Dads. Moms. Seniors. Families. Cost: $20 General Admission / $15 SJCC Members. Contact Name: Adrian Ann. Contact Email: info@sjcc.org. Contact Phone: 2062327115. Wednesday, September 28, 2016, 6:30 PM – 8:30 PM. Stroum Jewish Community Center 3801 E Mercer Way Mercer Island, WA 98040. For more info visit sjcc.org.

Mandarin Class (5-10 Year Olds)

We are currently enrolling school-aged children (5-10) for Mandarin and Korean classes starting September 2016 through June, following the Bellevue school calendar. We offer smaller ratios targeting 6-8 kids per class to maximize their learning potential. Choose how many days and which days each week you'd like your child to participate. ​. Category: Classes & lectures. Schools. Audience: Kids. Cost: $15/hour. Contact Name: Ashleigh Cho. Contact Email: TOTTINIDISCOVERY@GMAIL.COM. Contact Phone: 425-505-2794. Wednesday, September 28, 2016, 6:30 PM – 8:00 PM. Tottini Discovery 2253 140th Ave. NE Bellevue, WA 98005. For more info visit www.tottinidiscovery.com.

A Night in the Life of a Bellevue Fire Battalion Chief

Don your metaphorical fire helmet and step into the virtual role of a Bellevue Fire Battalion Chief on the night of the department's largest fire loss incident. Saturday, April 25, 2015 – AutoNation Ford Bellevue burns to the ground. Through a hands-on exercise, get an inside view into the fire ground and operational tactics. Listen to 911 calls and fire scene radio traffic while you command the incident. Co-sponsored by the City of Bellevue. Category: Classes & lectures. Audience: Kids. Teens. Singles. College Students. Dads. Moms. Seniors. Families. Cost: Free. Wednesday, September 28, 2016, 7:00 PM – 8:00 PM. Bellevue Library Room 1 1111 110th Avenue NE Bellevue WA 98004. For more info visit kcls.bibliocommons.com.

A Night in the Life of a Bellevue Fire Battalion Chief

Don your metaphorical fire helmet and step into the virtual role of a Bellevue Fire Battalion Chief on the night of the department's largest fire loss incident. Saturday, April 25, 2015 – AutoNation Ford Bellevue burns to the ground. Through a hands-on exercise, get an inside view into the fire ground and operational tactics. Listen to 911 calls and fire scene radio traffic while you command the incident. Category: Arts & entertainment. Classes & lectures. Organizations. Audience: College Students. Dads. Moms. Seniors. Cost: Free. Contact Name: Bellevue Library. Wednesday, September 28, 2016, 7:00 PM. Bellevue Library. For more info visit www.kcls.org.

College Testing: ACT vs. SAT and SAT Subject Tests

Presented by Khanh v. Do, Northstar Tutoring Services. High school ages. Will you be applying for college in the next couple years? Feeling confused about which tests to take? Hear the real differences between the ACT, SAT, the New SAT and Subject Tests and learn which test is best for you. Parents and guardians are encouraged to attend. Category: Arts & entertainment. Classes & lectures. Organizations. Audience: Teens. Cost: Free. Contact Name: Newport Way Library. Wednesday, September 28, 2016, 7:00 PM. Newport Way Library. For more info visit www.kcls.org.

College Testing: ACT vs. SAT and Subject Tests

Presented by Khanh v. Do, Northstar Tutoring Services. Will you be applying for college in the next couple years? Feeling confused about which tests to take? Hear the real differences between the ACT, SAT, the New SAT and Subject Tests and learn which test is best for you. Parents and guardians are encouraged to attend. Category: Classes & lectures. Contact Name: Newport Way Library. Contact Phone: 425-747-2390. Wednesday, September 28, 2016, 7:00 PM. Newport Way Library 14250 SE Newport Way Bellevue WA 98006. For more info visit kcls.bibliocommons.com.

Friends of the Newcastle Library Annual Meeting

You are invited to attend the Friends of the Newcastle Library Annual Meeting and hear a review of contribution activities over the past year from our president. Those interested in learning about open positions and consider joining the board are welcome to attend the Executive Board Meeting that follows at 8pm. Category: Arts & entertainment. Organizations. Service clubs. Volunteer. Audience: College Students. Dads. Moms. Seniors. Cost: Free. Contact Name: Newcastle Library. Wednesday, September 28, 2016, 7:00 PM. Newcastle Library. For more info visit www.kcls.org.

Joyful Noise

Taproot Theatre Company presents Joyful Noise September 21 – October 22 Let us sing of greater things. George Frederick Handel is in crisis. His patron is dead, his operas are unpopular and he’s suffered public humiliation of his own making. From this ruin a joyous masterpiece is born. Witty, scandalous and based on the true story of the creation of Handel’s Messiah, this is a tale to inspire. Playing every Wednesday/Thursday at 7:30pm, Friday/Saturday at 8pm, and Saturday Matinee at 2pm. Taproot Theatre is located at 204 N 85th St in Seattle's Greenwood neighborhood. For tickets please call 206.781.9707 or visit www.taproottheatre.org. Category: Arts & entertainment. Music. Theater. Audience: Kids. Teens. Singles. College Students. Dads. Moms. Seniors. Families. Cost: $25 - $46. Contact Name: Box Office. Contact Email: Box@taproottheatre.org. Contact Phone: 2067819707. Wednesday, September 28, 2016, 7:30 PM – 9:45 PM. Taproot Theatre 204 N 85th St Seattle, WA 98103. For more info visit taproottheatre.org.

MetroDemic Scavenger Hunt

Engage your brain and get some exercise with a team of friends as you explore the downtown Bellevue in a quirky online scavenger hunt. Your team (up to four people) has 90 minutes to save as many people as possible from a deadly epidemic armed only with your wits and your cell phones! To save lives, you’ll follow a map to different “outbreak” locations within 2 square blocks of the Microsoft campus in downtown Bellevue. At each outbreak location, you’ll be presented with scavenger hunt questions, pub-style trivia, and brain puzzles to earn points. The entire team is allowed to use their cell phones to help answer questions. At the end of the game, you’ll compare the number of lives you rescued with other brave teams who played in Bellevue. You can launch a game of MetroDemic at any time with your friends and co-workers. Purchase the game at www.metrodemic.com. Category: Family. Outdoor. Sports & recreation. Audience: Singles. Dads. Moms. Seniors. Families. Cost: $35.00 for a team of four people. Contact Name: KurioCity Games. Contact Email: metrodemic@kuriocitygames.com. Contact Phone: (347) 850-7609. Thursday, September 29, 2016. 10850 NE 6th Street Bellevue, WA 98004. For more info visit www.metrodemic.com.

Japanese Story Time

Family program, all ages welcome with adult. Stories, songs and fun! Category: Arts & entertainment. Family. Music. Organizations. Audience: Kids. Dads. Moms. Families. Cost: Free. Contact Name: Newcastle Library. Thursday, September 29, 2016, 10:30 AM. Newcastle Library. For more info visit www.kcls.org.

Toddler Story Time

Ages 24 months through 35 months with adult. Stories, songs and fun Seating is limited; first-come, first-seated. Category: Arts & entertainment. Family. Music. Organizations. Audience: Kids. Dads. Moms. Families. Cost: Free. Contact Name: Lake Hills Library. Thursday, September 29, 2016, 10:30 AM. Lake Hills Library. For more info visit www.kcls.org.

Listening Mothers

"Listening Mothers™ offers a unique opportunity for parents of babies (up to six months old) to discover the joys of parenting. Studies show today’s parents are more stressed than ever. Are you one of these well-intentioned but overwhelmed parents? Our researched-based curriculum will turn the present moment into a pleasant moment! Learn more and register at www.CommunityOfMindfulParenting.com. Instructor is Malka Maizel, MSW. Shabbat Unplugged features a variety of activities open to our entire community. Includes craft projects, story reading, board games, movement, and more.". Category: Classes & lectures. Audience: Dads. Moms. Cost: 195. Contact Name: Adrian Ann. Contact Email: info@sjcc.org. Contact Phone: 2062327115. Thursday, September 29, 2016, 12:00 PM – 2:00 PM. Stroum Jewish Community Center 3801 E Mercer Way Mercer Island, WA 98040. For more info visit sjcc.org.

Computer Coach

One-on-one assistance from KCLS librarians. Geared toward absolute beginners and those wanting to improve their computer skills for work, home and school. 30-60 minutes per visit. Spanish speaker available. Russian interpreter available. First come, first served, or by appointment. Call 425.450.1778 for an appointment. Category: Arts & entertainment. Classes & lectures. Organizations. Audience: College Students. Dads. Moms. Seniors. Cost: Free. Contact Name: Library Connection @ Crossroads. Thursday, September 29, 2016, 2:00 PM – 4:00 PM. Crossroads Mini City Hall. For more info visit www.kcls.org.

Marketing Research with KCLS Online Library

KCLS has information for new and growing businesses. Find out how to navigate the KCLS Online Library databases and reference books to help you make informed decisions for business planning, marketing, and site selection. Learn how to access valuable information to better understand local demographics, competitors, and industries. Class will be held in the Computer Lab and space is limited. Please register online. Category: Arts & entertainment. Classes & lectures. Organizations. Audience: College Students. Dads. Moms. Seniors. Cost: Free. Contact Name: Bellevue Library. Thursday, September 29, 2016, 4:00 PM – 5:00 PM. Bellevue Library. For more info visit www.kcls.org.

Crafter Hours: Van Gogh and Merlot

It’s time to get crafty with ceramics! Studio 2 You will lead you in a creative workshop layering different glazing techniques and textured materials to complete a one of a kind ceramic canvas masterpiece based on Vincent van Gogh’s Starry Night. Join us for this relaxing night out of the house with a glass of wine and just the grownups! (Your clay creation will be professionally fired and ready to take home two weeks after the workshop.) For ages 21+. Pre-registration recommended. Category: Arts & entertainment. Classes & lectures. Food & drink. Audience: Singles. College Students. Dads. Moms. Cost: $20/member, $23/nonmember. Contact Name: KidsQuest Children's Museum. Contact Email: info@kidsquestmuseum.org. Contact Phone: 425-637-8100. Thursday, September 29, 2016, 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM. KidsQuest Children’s Museum 4091 Factoria Square Mall SE Bellevue, WA 98006. For more info visit kidsquestmuseum.org.

Toddler Time at SkyMania!

$5 for children 5 years and under, parent is free. We also offer complimentary, hot chocolate, coffee and other beverages to parents of young jumpers, plus a comfortable setting to relax while the kiddies play. Category: Family. Sports & recreation. Audience: Kids. Dads. Moms. Cost: $5. Contact Name: nancy. Contact Email: info@skymaniatrampolines.com. Contact Phone: 425-825-7599. Thursday, September 29, 2016, 6:00 PM. 11801 NE 116th Street, Suite B, Kirkland, WA.

Ferns for Tough Places and Beautiful Spaces

Ferns are the queens of the shade garden and rightly so. With such diversity and versatility, there is a fern for almost any situation. Join Richie Steffen, curator of the Elisabeth C. Miller Botanical Garden and author of The Plant Lover’s Guide to Ferns (co-authored with Sue Olsen), to learn how best to use these beautiful plants. Richie will share fern growing tips and techniques, and will show some of the best selections for our region, as well as those suitable for our most difficult gardening situations. Category: Classes & lectures. Cost: $35. Contact Name: Bellevue Botanical Garden. Contact Email: lscott@bellevuewa.gov. Contact Phone: (425) 452-2750. Thursday, September 29, 2016, 6:30 PM – 8:30 PM. Bellevue Botanical Garden. For more info visit www.bellevuebotanical.org.

Robot Garage

Presented by The Museum of Flight. Ages 8 to 12. Robots aren’t just in science fiction stories, they are working in space, industry and even in our homes. Join us in this interactive session to learn about the science and history of robots, then build an extra-terrestrial rover! Please register. Category: Arts & entertainment. Classes & lectures. Organizations. Audience: Kids. Cost: Free. Contact Name: Newcastle Library. Thursday, September 29, 2016, 6:30 PM. Newcastle Library. For more info visit www.kcls.org.

Medicare Made Clear

This workshop will give you an overview of the different parts of Medicare (Parts A, B, C, D) and supplements; what they cover, and how they work. There will be a discussion of the different ways you can receive your benefits, including the pros and cons of each, as well as the approximate costs. We will also cover enrollment and eligibility guidelines. The goal of the meeting is to provide useful information that will put you in a better position to make an informed decision on your Medicare coverage. The presenter is not connected to the Federal Medicare program. Category: Classes & lectures. Contact Name: Newport Way Library. Contact Phone: 425-747-2390. Thursday, September 29, 2016, 7:00 PM. Newport Way Library 14250 SE Newport Way Bellevue WA 98006. For more info visit kcls.bibliocommons.com.

Medicare Made Clear

This workshop will give you an overview of the different parts of Medicare (Parts A, B, C and D) and supplements; what they cover, and how they work. There will be a discussion of the different ways you can receive your benefits, including the pros and cons of each, as well as the approximate costs. We will also cover enrollment and eligibility guidelines. The goal of the meeting is to provide useful information that will put you in a better position to make an informed decision on your Medicare coverage. The presenter is not connected to the Federal Medicare program. Category: Arts & entertainment. Classes & lectures. Organizations. Audience: College Students. Dads. Moms. Seniors. Cost: Free. Contact Name: Newport Way Library. Thursday, September 29, 2016, 7:00 PM. Newport Way Library. For more info visit www.kcls.org.

Meditation on the Eastside

In this busy, chaotic world it is very important for our day to day happiness and peace that we learn how to control our mind. This is a practical course designed to show us how to apply simple meditation techniques and basic Buddhist psychology in the midst of a normal, modern lifestyle. Everyone is welcome; no previous meditation experience is necessary. Meditation in Bellevue is taught by Cecilia Watson. Cecilia is a longtime Buddhist practitioner and student on the Teacher Training Program at KMC WA. She lives on the Eastside and loves to teach Dharma. “We should encourage ourself to accomplish the real meaning of our human life.” – Geshe Kelsang Gyatso in Modern Buddhism. Category: Classes & lectures. Faith. Audience: Teens. Singles. College Students. Dads. Moms. Seniors. Cost: $10.00 ($5- Seniors and Students ). Contact Name: Kadampa Meditation Center Washington. Contact Email: outreach@meditateinseattle.org. Contact Phone: 206-526-9565. Thursday, September 29, 2016, 7:00 PM – 8:30 PM. Dreamclinic 15436 Bel-Red Road, Redmond WA 98052.

Public Disxussion on Carbon Pricing Alternatives

EAS will host a public discussion of the carbon pricing alternatives on Thursday, September 29th. Efforts are underway now to obtain the best available representatives to speak for alternate approaches. The event will be held starting at 7 PM in the Northlake Unitarian Universalist Church sanctuary space in Kirkland, our customary meeting location. It will be publicized and available to the public as well as Eastside Audubon members, so it would be advantageous to let us know if you plan to attend. The available space will limit total attendance to about 200 people. Category: Classes & lectures. Organizations. Audience: Teens. Singles. College Students. Dads. Moms. Seniors. Cost: Free - REGISTRATION REQUIRED. Contact Name: Office Staff. Contact Email: office@eastsideaudubon.org. Contact Phone: 425-576-8805. Thursday, September 29, 2016, 7:00 PM – 9:00 PM. 308 Fourth Avenue S. Kirkland, WA 98033. For more info visit eastsideaudubon.org.

Joyful Noise

Taproot Theatre Company presents Joyful Noise September 21 – October 22 Let us sing of greater things. George Frederick Handel is in crisis. His patron is dead, his operas are unpopular and he’s suffered public humiliation of his own making. From this ruin a joyous masterpiece is born. Witty, scandalous and based on the true story of the creation of Handel’s Messiah, this is a tale to inspire. Playing every Wednesday/Thursday at 7:30pm, Friday/Saturday at 8pm, and Saturday Matinee at 2pm. Taproot Theatre is located at 204 N 85th St in Seattle's Greenwood neighborhood. For tickets please call 206.781.9707 or visit www.taproottheatre.org. Category: Arts & entertainment. Music. Theater. Audience: Kids. Teens. Singles. College Students. Dads. Moms. Seniors. Families. Cost: $25 - $46. Contact Name: Box Office. Contact Email: Box@taproottheatre.org. Contact Phone: 2067819707. Thursday, September 29, 2016, 7:30 PM – 9:45 PM. Taproot Theatre 204 N 85th St Seattle, WA 98103. For more info visit taproottheatre.org.

PFLAG Bellevue/Eastside 20th Anniversary Benefit Concert Featuring Captain Smartypants

A harmonious and hilarious homage to musical divas by Seattle's premiere ensemble to benefit* our local LGBTQ youth and in celebration of twenty years of education, advocacy, and support by PFLAG Bellevue/Eastside. Captain Smartypants is a vocal comedy group whose music will have you rolling in your seats. They have performed all over the Pacific Northwest and beyond, thrilling and delighting audiences from Washington DC to San Francisco. Now you can see them, right here in the Seattle Eastside, and join in a night of community and celebration. It's also the perfect group event for friends and family, LGBTQ employee groups, GSA and college LGBT centers, and more. Parking available and general (open and unassigned) seating *All proceeds go to PFLAG Bellevue/Eastside to directly support our LGBTQ student scholarships and other youth services. Category: Arts & entertainment. Benefit. Charitable. Audience: Teens. Singles. College Students. Dads. Moms. Seniors. Families. Cost: $25.00 general, $10.00 Student (18 and under). Contact Name: PFLAG Bellevue/Eastside. Contact Email: info@bellevue-pflag.org. Contact Phone: 425-483-6642. Thursday, September 29, 2016, 7:30 PM – 9:30 PM. Redmond Redmond Performing Arts Center 17272 NE 104th Street Redmond, WA 98052. For more info visit www.brownpapertickets.com.

Couples Enrichment Weekend (CEW)

Don’t miss out on this rare opportunity, hosted in Bellevue. The three-day “Couples Enrichment Weekend” (CEW) is devoted to helping couples improve their sexual relationship and turn “common-but-difficult” relationship problems into profound intimacy and renewed commitment. Presented by Dr. David Schnarch and his wife and co-director of the Marriage and Family Health Center, Dr. Ruth Morehouse. The CEW is open to both married and non-married couples. Our Couples workshop is a psycho-educational experience combining lively, informative presentations and discussion with guided experiential activities that help couples understand the true nature of emotional and sexual intimacy in committed relationships. Category: Family. Audience: Dads. Moms. Seniors. Cost: $1200 by August 14 or $1350 After August 14. Contact Name: Marriage and Family Health Center. Contact Email: mfhc@passionatemarriage.com. Contact Phone: 303-670-2630. Friday, September 30, 2016 – Sunday, October 2, 2016. Embassy Suites 158th Avenue SE Bellevue, WA 98008.

Korean Language Classes

We are currently enrolling school-aged children (5-10) for Mandarin and Korean classes starting September 2016 through June, following the Bellevue school calendar. We offer smaller ratios targeting 6-8 kids per class to maximize their learning potential. Choose how many days and which days each week you'd like your child to participate. Category: Classes & lectures. Schools. Audience: Kids. Cost: $15/hour. Contact Name: Ashleigh Cho. Contact Email: TOTTINIDISCOVERY@GMAIL.COM. Contact Phone: 425-505-2794. Friday, September 30, 2016. Tottini Discovery 2253 140th Ave. NE Bellevue, WA 98005. For more info visit www.tottinidiscovery.com.

Outdoor Group Fitness

Come join a fun morning workout group to get up and start your day off right. All fitness levels are welcomed and will get a great full body workout. Its a safe, fun and effective workout...check it out for free! Category: Sports & recreation. Audience: Singles. College Students. Dads. Moms. Seniors. Cost: $9 per session. Contact Name: Melissa Korda. Contact Email: info@fitnessbootcampnow.com. Contact Phone: 206-355-5432. Friday, September 30, 2016, 5:30 AM – 6:10 AM. Bellevue High School 10416 SE Wolverine Way, Bellevue, WA 98004.

2016 Hope Starts Here Breakfast

LifeWire is a leading domestic violence agency in the State of Washington and a nationally recognized leader in the field. Since 1982, we have delivered groundbreaking and life-saving programs to more than 130,000 domestic violence survivors and their children living in King County. LifeWire's annual Hope Starts Here Breakfast ensures we continue to make a difference in the lives of thousands of families each year—families in need of safety, housing and lifesaving services to end the cycle of domestic violence and improve their lives. Join 300+ guests, corporate and civic leaders, philanthropists, elected officials and community volunteers on September 30 to help make our community a better place—one where every person lives in a safe environment and has the opportunity to thrive. Category: Charitable. Audience: Singles. College Students. Dads. Moms. Seniors. Cost: $200 requested donation. Contact Name: Samantha Tripoli. Contact Email: samanthart@lifewire.org. Contact Phone: 425-562-8840. Friday, September 30, 2016, 7:00 AM – 8:45 AM. Meydenbauer Center 11100 NE 6th Street, Bellevue, WA 98004.

LifeWire Hope Starts Here Breakfast

LifeWire is a leading domestic violence agency in the State of Washington and a nationally recognized leader in the field. Since 1982, we have delivered groundbreaking and life-saving programs to more than 131,000 domestic violence survivors and their children living in King County. LifeWire's annual Hope Starts Here Breakfast ensures we continue to make a difference in the lives of thousands of families each year—families in need of safety, housing and life-saving services to end the cycle of domestic violence and improve their lives. Join 300+ guests, corporate and civic leaders, philanthropists, elected officials and community volunteers on September 30 to help make our community a better place—one where every person lives in a safe environment and has the opportunity to thrive. Category: Charitable. Audience: Singles. College Students. Dads. Moms. Seniors. Cost: $200 requested donation. Contact Name: Samantha Tripoli. Contact Email: samanthart@lifewire.org. Contact Phone: 425-562-8840. Friday, September 30, 2016, 7:00 AM – 8:45 AM. Meydenbauer Center 11100 NE 6th Street Bellevue, WA 98004. For more info visit lifewire.org.

Tutoría para Adultos en Español/Tutoring for Adults in Spanish

Tutorías gratuitas en español para adultos buscando apoyo con la lectura, escritura, matemáticas y computación en español. Free drop-in tutoring for Spanish-speaking adults seeking support in reading, writing,math and computer skills in Spanish. Category: Classes & lectures. Audience: Singles. College Students. Dads. Moms. Seniors. Cost: FREE. Contact Name: Bellevue Library. Contact Phone: 425-450-1765. Friday, September 30, 2016, 10:00 AM – 1:00 PM. Bellevue Library 1111 110th Ave NE Bellevue, WA 98004. For more info visit kcls.bibliocommons.com.

Tutoring for Adults in Spanish

Free drop-in tutoring for Spanish-speaking adults seeking support in reading, writing, math and computer skills in Spanish. Category: Arts & entertainment. Classes & lectures. Organizations. Audience: College Students. Dads. Moms. Seniors. Cost: Free. Contact Name: Bellevue Library. Friday, September 30, 2016, 10:00 AM – 1:00 PM. Bellevue Library. For more info visit www.kcls.org.

Caspar Babypants performance at SBCC Indoor Play

Caspar Babypants will perform a 45 min show for children and their parents. Afterwards, families are encouraged to stick around and participate in South Bellevue Community Centers Indoor Play activity. Category: Family. Music. Audience: Kids. Dads. Moms. Families. Cost: $4(R) & $5(NR). Contact Name: South Bellevue Community Center. Contact Email: sbcc@bellevuewa.gov. Contact Phone: 425-452-4240. Friday, September 30, 2016, 10:30 AM – 12:30 PM. South Bellevue Community Center 14509 SE Newport Way Bellevue, WA 98006. For more info visit www.bellevuewa.gov.

Family Story Time

Family program, all ages welcome with adult. Stories, songs and fun. Category: Arts & entertainment. Family. Music. Organizations. Audience: Kids. Dads. Moms. Families. Cost: Free. Contact Name: Library Connection @ Crossroads. Friday, September 30, 2016, 10:30 AM. Crossroads Community Center, 16000 NE 10th Street, Bellevue. For more info visit www.kcls.org.

Play & Learn - Chinese

Newborn to age 5 with adult. Stories, songs and rhymes in the Chinese language. Category: Arts & entertainment. Family. Music. Organizations. Audience: Kids. Dads. Moms. Families. Cost: Free. Contact Name: Newport Way Library. Friday, September 30, 2016, 10:30 AM. Newport Way Library. For more info visit www.kcls.org.

Play & Learn-Chinese

Stories, songs and rhymes in the Chinese language. Category: Family. Contact Name: Newport Way Library. Contact Phone: 425-747-2390. Friday, September 30, 2016, 10:30 AM. Newport Way Library 14250 SE Newport Way Bellevue WA 98006.

Adobe Creative Lab

Do you need access to Photoshop, InDesign or Illustrator for a project you're working on? Look no further! The Adobe Creative Cloud is now available in the computer lab at the Bellevue Library. Whether you are ready to start working on your project immediately or if you'd like to teach yourself how to use a specific software with Lynda.com, the lab will be open for you. Open lab (drop-in) will be held twice a week (Tuesdays, 5:30-8:30pm and Fridays, 2-5pm) in the computer lab and is also available by appointment, 425.450.1764. Category: Classes & lectures. Audience: Teens. College Students. Dads. Moms. Cost: Free. Friday, September 30, 2016, 2:00 PM – 5:00 PM. Bellevue Library Computer Lab 1111 110th Avenue NE Bellevue WA 98004. For more info visit kcls.bibliocommons.com.

Adobe Creative Lab

Do you need access to Photoshop, InDesign or Illustrator for a project you're working on? Look no further! The Adobe Creative Cloud is now available in the computer lab at the Bellevue Library. Whether you are ready to start working on your project immediately or if you'd like to teach yourself how to use a specific software with Lynda.com, the lab will be open for you. Also available by appointment, 425.450.1764. Category: Arts & entertainment. Classes & lectures. Organizations. Audience: College Students. Dads. Moms. Seniors. Cost: Free. Contact Name: Bellevue Library. Friday, September 30, 2016, 2:00 PM – 5:00 PM. Bellevue Library. For more info visit www.kcls.org.

Brick Builders

All ages welcome. The library will provide the LEGOs, you provide the fun! Build, create and share with other LEGO lovers. Category: Arts & entertainment. Family. Organizations. Audience: Kids. Dads. Moms. Families. Cost: Free. Contact Name: Lake Hills Library. Friday, September 30, 2016, 3:30 PM – 4:30 PM. Lake Hills Library. For more info visit www.kcls.org.

Art Workshop: Van Gogh Clay Canvas

Bring Vincent van Gogh's Starry Night painting to life…ceramic style! Studio 2 You will lead students in a creative workshop layering different glazing techniques and textured materials to complete a one of a kind ceramic canvas masterpiece. (Your clay creation will be professionally fired and ready to take home 2 weeks after the workshop.) Ages 5 to adult. Pre-registration recommended. Category: Arts & entertainment. Classes & lectures. Family. Audience: Kids. Dads. Moms. Families. Cost: $15/member, $18/nonmember. Contact Name: KidsQuest Children's Museum. Contact Email: info@kidsquestmuseum.org. Contact Phone: 425-637-8100. Friday, September 30, 2016, 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM. KidsQuest Children’s Museum 4091 Factoria Square Mall SE Bellevue, WA 98006. For more info visit kidsquestmuseum.org.

BAM SOUND & VISION and 91.3 KBCS Present: Grace Love

Bellevue Arts Museum and 91.3 KBCS present BAM SOUND & VISION. The new concert series couples inspired music with powerful exhibitions. Join us on the final Friday of each month for live music, art, libations, and food trucks. All ages welcome. Grace Love Grace Love is a dynamic soul artist, singer, and composer. She is set to drop her first full length LP on We Coast Records and her live shows are becoming the stuff of local legend. She is handily backed by some of the finest lads in the Seattle music scene who guarantee a mix of dancin' music, and soulful sweet ballads. Category: Arts & entertainment. Music. Audience: Kids. Teens. Singles. College Students. Dads. Moms. Seniors. Families. Cost: $15 non-members, $12 members. Contact Email: info@bellevuearts.org. Contact Phone: 425-519-0770. Friday, September 30, 2016, 6:00 PM – 9:00 PM. Bellevue Arts Museum. For more info visit www.bellevuearts.org.

Mandarin + Korean Classes

We are currently enrolling school-aged children (5-10) for Mandarin and Korean classes starting September 1, 2016 through June following the Bellevue school calendar. We offer smaller ratios targeting 6 kids per class to maximize their learning potential. Choose how many days and which days each week you'd like your child to participate (Mondays, Wednesday and/or Fridays). ​ We offer classes from 6:00pm - 7:30pm and from 7:30pm - 9:00pm. Category: Classes & lectures. Schools. Audience: Kids. Cost: $15/hour. Contact Name: Ashleigh Cho. Contact Email: tottinidiscovery@gmail.com. Contact Phone: 425-505-2794. Friday, September 30, 2016, 6:00 PM – 7:30 PM. Tottini Discovery 2253 140th Ave. NE Bellevue, WA 98005. For more info visit www.tottinidiscovery.com.

Mandarin Class (5-10 Year Olds)

We are currently enrolling school-aged children (5-10) for Mandarin and Korean classes starting September 2016 through June, following the Bellevue school calendar. We offer smaller ratios targeting 6-8 kids per class to maximize their learning potential. Choose how many days and which days each week you'd like your child to participate. ​. Category: Classes & lectures. Schools. Audience: Kids. Cost: $15/hour. Contact Name: Ashleigh Cho. Contact Email: TOTTINIDISCOVERY@GMAIL.COM. Contact Phone: 425-505-2794. Friday, September 30, 2016, 6:30 PM – 8:00 PM. Tottini Discovery 2253 140th Ave. NE Bellevue, WA 98005. For more info visit www.tottinidiscovery.com.

Joyful Noise

Taproot Theatre Company presents Joyful Noise September 21 – October 22 Let us sing of greater things. George Frederick Handel is in crisis. His patron is dead, his operas are unpopular and he’s suffered public humiliation of his own making. From this ruin a joyous masterpiece is born. Witty, scandalous and based on the true story of the creation of Handel’s Messiah, this is a tale to inspire. Playing every Wednesday/Thursday at 7:30pm, Friday/Saturday at 8pm, and Saturday Matinee at 2pm. Taproot Theatre is located at 204 N 85th St in Seattle's Greenwood neighborhood. For tickets please call 206.781.9707 or visit www.taproottheatre.org. Category: Arts & entertainment. Music. Theater. Audience: Kids. Teens. Singles. College Students. Dads. Moms. Seniors. Families. Cost: $25 - $46. Contact Name: Box Office. Contact Email: Box@taproottheatre.org. Contact Phone: 2067819707. Friday, September 30, 2016, 7:30 PM – 9:45 PM. Taproot Theatre 204 N 85th St Seattle, WA 98103. For more info visit taproottheatre.org.

The Addams Family

Wednesday Addams, the ultimate princess of darkness, has grown up and fallen in love with a sweet, smart young man from a respectable family – a man her parents have never met. Everything will change for the whole family on the fateful night they host a dinner for Wednesday’s “normal” boyfriend and his parents. With an original story from Marshall Brickman & Rick Elice (Jersey Boys), and Tony-nominated music and lyrics composed by Drama Desk Award winner Andrew Lipps (The Wild Party). Category: Theater. Cost: $31/Adult $29/Senior $29/Student $29/Military $22/Child 12 and under $27/Groups of 10 or more. Contact Name: Box Office. Contact Email: boxoffice@tmp.org. Contact Phone: 2535656867. Friday, September 30, 2016, 7:30 PM. Tacoma Musical Playhouse 7116 Sixth Avenue, Tacoma, WA 98406. For more info visit tmp.org.

Get Your Plants On: Vegan Menu Week

Are you ready to #GetYourPlantsOn? ​Enjoy numerous vegan options at select restaurants throughout the Eastside during the week of Oct 1-7. WHAT IS IT? A week long culinary celebration showcasing plant based dining options across the Eastside. EVENT WEBSITE: http://www.missbellevuevegan.com/get-your-plants-on.html WHO SHOULD PARTICIPATE? Everyone! Whether you are vegan, vegetarian, looking to add more plant-based options into your diet or just wanting to taste delicious and healthy food. WHY? It's a great time to learn more about who offers vegan options and enjoy some delicious vegan food! Also, a great opportunity to show how important it is to have more vegan options. WHAT RESTAURANTS ARE INVOLVED? ​A variety of Eastside restaurants will be featuring their vegan options (current and new) and vegan menus during this entire week. Please checkout the list of participating restaurants below. THE MENUS The menus will be posted throughout September, so please check back here often in a… Category: Food & drink. Audience: Kids. Teens. Singles. College Students. Dads. Moms. Seniors. Families. Cost: Restaurant Menu. Saturday, October 1, 2016 – Friday, October 7, 2016. Bellevue, Kirkland, Redmond, Sammamish. For more info visit www.missbellevuevegan.com.

Exotics at Redmond Town Center

Every Saturday (starting April 2), 9 to 11 a.m.* *weather dependent - visit exoticsat.com for schedule. Mark your calendars! Exotics at Redmond Town Center comprises of the largest weekly car gathering north of Los Angeles. The weekly gatherings are weather dependent. Follow Exotics@RTC on Facebook for event updates. In addition to the weekly Saturday events from 9 to 11 a.m. Exotics@RTC also hosts the following larger special events in Center Court during the same hours. Starting in May, the Redmond Saturday Market begins as well and runs simutaneously every Saturday at Redmond Town Center. 2016 SPECIAL EXOTICS EVENTS: April 2 - Opening Day! May 21- British Car Day June 18 - Ferrari Day July 9 - Porsche and German Car Day September 3 - Staycation Event Visit exoticsat.com for special event details. Category: Family. Outdoor. Sports & recreation. 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, October 1, 2016, 9:00 AM – 11:00 AM. Redmond Town Center. For more info visit exoticsat.com.

Lynden Lions Club Model Train Show

The 32nd annual Lynden Lions Club Model Train Show featuring over 50,000 sq. ft. of running model train layouts, exhibits, and vendors. All profits go to Lions Club community projects. Trains of all gauges for train buffs of all ages. Fun guaranteed. Category: Arts & entertainment. Charitable. Family. Service clubs. Audience: Kids. Teens. Singles. College Students. Dads. Moms. Seniors. Families. Cost: Adults $7, Senior $6, Child $5, Under 6 Free, Family up to 6 $22. Contact Name: Gordon Sund. Contact Email: gordonsund@yahoo.com. Contact Phone: 360-318-8155. Saturday, October 1, 2016, 9:00 AM. Northwest Washington Fairgrounds The Henry Jansen Agric. Bldg. 1775 Front St. Lynden, WA 98264.

Oral Cancer Awareness Walk

Family friendly 3 mile walk to raise awareness about oral cancer. Registration begins at 9Am with the walk at 10:00AM. FREE oral cancer screenings will be provided by local dentists and hygienists. For more information about oral cancer please visit: www.oralcancer.org. Category: Family. Organizations. Volunteer. Audience: Kids. Teens. Singles. College Students. Dads. Moms. Seniors. Families. Cost: day of registration $30.00 for adults, less for kids. Contact Name: Vicki Munday, Regional Coordinator Oral Cancer Foundation. Contact Email: vicki.ocf.wa@gmail.com. Contact Phone: 425-308-2259. Saturday, October 1, 2016, 9:00 AM – 1:00 PM. Juanita Beach Park 9703 NE Juanita Drive Kirkland, WA 98033. For more info visit donate.oralcancer.org.

13th Annual Artisans Gallery Sale - new location

Six diverse artists with original offerings in home setting.  Collage, metal, jewelry, textiles, basketry, ceramics.  New Queen Anne location coming out party! Category: Arts & entertainment. Audience: Families. Contact Name: Judy Zugish. Contact Email: judyzfishsticks@gmail.com. Contact Phone: 3606594938. Saturday, October 1, 2016, 10:00 AM – Sunday, October 2, 2016, 5:00 PM. 422 W Comstock St Seattle, Wa 98119.

Wellbody Weekend Presented by Group Health

October 1-2, 2016 at Pacific Science Center Eat well. Sleep well. Play well. Be well! A healthy lifestyle starts with knowledge. Join Pacific Science Center for the first annual Wellbody Weekend presented by Group Health October 1-2, 2016 to learn how to live your healthiest life. Through hands-on activities, experiments and demonstrations inside our exhibit Professor Wellbody’s Academy of Health & Wellness from local organizations and Science Center staff, guests will discover the components of living a healthy lifestyle and how to incorporate them into your everyday life. Category: Arts & entertainment. Family. Audience: Kids. Teens. Singles. College Students. Dads. Moms. Seniors. Families. Cost: Included with General Pacific Science Center Admission. FREE for Pacific Science Center Members. Contact Phone: 2064432001. Saturday, October 1, 2016, 10:00 AM – Sunday, October 2, 2016, 6:00 PM. Pacific Science Center 200 Second Avenue N Seattle, WA 98109. For more info visit www.pacificsciencecenter.org.

Groundcovers: Maintenance and Care Presented by Pat Roome, Master Gardener

Groundcovers solve many problems. They help to keep weeds out and they help to keep the soil from drying out. They have a place in most gardens. Groundcovers are rather aggressive so you must pick the one that will work in your situation. This workshop will help you to keep your groundcovers growing without a lot of care. Category: Classes & lectures. Audience: Teens. Singles. College Students. Dads. Moms. Seniors. Cost: Free. Contact Name: Mary Osborne. Contact Email: rosborne60@aol.com. Contact Phone: 4254855942. Saturday, October 1, 2016, 10:30 AM – 12:00 PM. Master Gardener's Urban Demonstration Garden 15500 SE 16th St. Bellevue, WA 98007. For more info visit www.mgfkc.org.

Thriller Classes

Learn the 'Thriller' Dance with a Zombie Dance Instructor at this convenient, limited admission class. You'll be well prepared for the greatest Eastside Zombie Party ever - the 2016 Thrill the World Block Party on October 29th at the Redmond Town Center. The event promises to be the event of the fall. Each class date is registered individually to give participants the most flexibility. Participants may register for all dates at one time. The price at the door is $7. Sign up for singles classes in advance to save $2. This year our charity is Team Survivor Northwest Instr: Teresa Osborn Loc: Senior Center – Multipurpose Room Age: 8+ yrs Fee: $5 57225 Sat Sep 24th 10:30am-12pm 57226 Sat Oct 1st 10:30am-12pm 57227 Sat Oct 8 10:30am-12pm 57228 Sat Oct 15 10:30am-12pm Beginner Zombies - Dancers new to Thriller are encouraged to register for these sessions 57229 Sat Oct 22 10:30-11:30am Registration for classes will open on August 9th. Past Zombie Brush-up - Experienced dancers are encouraged to regist… Category: Arts & entertainment. Benefit. Charitable. Classes & lectures. Family. Music. Organizations. Schools. Service clubs. Sports & recreation. Theater. Volunteer. Audience: Kids. Teens. Singles. College Students. Dads. Moms. Seniors. Families. Cost: $5.00 in advance $7.00 drop in. Contact Name: Teresa Osborn. Contact Email: teresa_o@teresaosborn.com. Contact Phone: 4258616729. Saturday, October 1, 2016, 10:30 AM – 12:00 PM. Redmond Senior Center 8703 160th Ave NE, Redmond WA 98052. For more info visit thrilltheworld.org.

Kelsey Creek Farm Fair

Bring the whole family down to Kelsey Creek Farm on Saturday, October 1st from 11:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. for a day of fall fun. Activities include FunRent inflatables, Animal Encounters Mobile Petting Zoo, 4-H animal demonstrations, interactive children’s activities, food for sale, heritage demonstrations and activities by the Eastside Heritage Center, tractor-pulled wagon rides by Northwest Vintage Tractor Club, entertainment from Cowboy Buck and Rockin’ Horse Dance Barn, and many more. Admission and some activities are free, others have nominal fees. No charge cards accepted, no ATM on site. Please leave pets at home. Limited onsite parking, shuttle services available from Bannerwood Sports Park and Wilburton Park and Ride. For more information please call 425-452-7688, email keklseycreekfarm@bellevuewa.gov, or visit myparksandrecreation.com. Category: Arts & entertainment. Fairs & festivals. Family. Food & drink. Outdoor. Audience: Kids. Teens. Singles. College Students. Dads. Moms. Seniors. Families. Cost: Admission is free. Many activities are free, some have nominal fees. Contact Name: Pam Myers. Contact Email: kelseycreekfarm@bellevuewa.gov. Contact Phone: 4254527688. Saturday, October 1, 2016, 11:00 AM – 4:00 PM. Kelsey Creek Farm 410 130th Pl SE Bellevue Wa 98008. For more info visit parksreg.bellevuewa.gov.

Music in Motion

Kamiak Show Band hosts its 4th annual Music in Motion Marching Arts Competition.  Please join us for this family friendly event featuring a fantastic line-up of competing bands from near and far including Newport HS and Cedarcrest HS! Category: Arts & entertainment. Music. Schools. Audience: Kids. Teens. Singles. College Students. Dads. Moms. Seniors. Families. Cost: Adult $15, Students, seniors and military w/ ID $10, 5 and under free, family 4 pack for $40. Contact Name: Stacy Milliken. Contact Email: mimadmin@kamiakarts.org. Contact Phone: 2062767727. Saturday, October 1, 2016, 12:00 PM. Frank Goddard Stadium, 200 120th St. SW Everett WA 98204.

Market Street Dixieland Jazz Band @ Egan's

Get your Charleston on! The Market Street Dixieland Jazz Band performs the best in hot New Orleans style jazz, Dixieland and 1920's tunes. The band returns to Egan's for the 7 pm show on Saturday, October 1st. Category: Music. Audience: Kids. Teens. Singles. College Students. Dads. Moms. Seniors. Families. Cost: $10. Contact Name: Egan's Ballard Jam House. Contact Email: reservations@ballardjamhouse.com. Contact Phone: 206-789-1621. Saturday, October 1, 2016, 7:00 PM – 8:30 PM. 1707 NW Market Street Seattle WA 98107. For more info visit www.marketstreetjazz.com.

VAMP (Villains Academy Makeover Program)

Get ready for an evening of mayhem as Pacific Sound Chorus prepares to makeover Kirkland with its evil genius, barbershop-style! The chorus will present the performance package it will be taking to the Sweet Adelines International chorus contest in Las Vegas. First Kirkland, then the world! The evening will also include performances by member quartets and special guests. Category: Arts & entertainment. Audience: Kids. Teens. Singles. College Students. Dads. Moms. Seniors. Families. Cost: $20-adults/$15-seniors and students/$10-kids. Contact Name: Pacific Sound Chorus. Contact Email: performance@pacificsound.org. Contact Phone: 425-905-8824. Saturday, October 1, 2016, 7:00 PM – 9:00 PM. Lake Washington High School Performing Arts Center 12033 NE 80th Street Kirkland , WA 98033.

Joyful Noise

Taproot Theatre Company presents Joyful Noise September 21 – October 22 Let us sing of greater things. George Frederick Handel is in crisis. His patron is dead, his operas are unpopular and he’s suffered public humiliation of his own making. From this ruin a joyous masterpiece is born. Witty, scandalous and based on the true story of the creation of Handel’s Messiah, this is a tale to inspire. Playing every Wednesday/Thursday at 7:30pm, Friday/Saturday at 8pm, and Saturday Matinee at 2pm. Taproot Theatre is located at 204 N 85th St in Seattle's Greenwood neighborhood. For tickets please call 206.781.9707 or visit www.taproottheatre.org. Category: Arts & entertainment. Music. Theater. Audience: Kids. Teens. Singles. College Students. Dads. Moms. Seniors. Families. Cost: $25 - $46. Contact Name: Box Office. Contact Email: Box@taproottheatre.org. Contact Phone: 2067819707. Saturday, October 1, 2016, 7:30 PM – 9:45 PM. Taproot Theatre 204 N 85th St Seattle, WA 98103. For more info visit taproottheatre.org.

The Addams Family

Wednesday Addams, the ultimate princess of darkness, has grown up and fallen in love with a sweet, smart young man from a respectable family – a man her parents have never met. Everything will change for the whole family on the fateful night they host a dinner for Wednesday’s “normal” boyfriend and his parents. With an original story from Marshall Brickman & Rick Elice (Jersey Boys), and Tony-nominated music and lyrics composed by Drama Desk Award winner Andrew Lipps (The Wild Party). Category: Theater. Cost: $31/Adult $29/Senior $29/Student $29/Military $22/Child 12 and under $27/Groups of 10 or more. Contact Name: Box Office. Contact Email: boxoffice@tmp.org. Contact Phone: 2535656867. Saturday, October 1, 2016, 7:30 PM. Tacoma Musical Playhouse 7116 Sixth Avenue, Tacoma, WA 98406. For more info visit tmp.org.

"Got Your Ducks in a Row?" End of Life Planning Workshop

Join us for an informative morning workshop which discusses the important documents needed to get your end of life planning organized. Estate Planning attorney, Advance Directives and Funeral Planning will be covered. Category: Classes & lectures. Audience: Singles. Dads. Moms. Seniors. Cost: Free but $10 suggested Donation. Contact Name: Kathy Long. Contact Email: director@peoplesmemorial.org. Contact Phone: 2063250489. Saturday, October 1, 2016, 9:30 PM – Sunday, October 2, 2016, 12:30 AM. St. Andrews Lutheran Church 2650 148th AVE SE, Bellevue, WA 98007-6452. For more info visit peoplesmemorial.org.

Teal & Toe Walk for Ovarian Cancer Awareness

Bring your family, friends and favorite canine for a 5K walk along the picturesque Lake Sammamish Trail. Registration for Kids 6 and under is free. Register by 9/16/16 to receive a limited edition T-shirt. Register at www.TealandToeWalk.org. Category: Charitable. Family. Outdoor. Sports & recreation. Cost: $30. Contact Name: Joan Elvin. Contact Email: ovarianandbreastcanceralliancewa@comcast.net. Contact Phone: 206-417-0823. Sunday, October 2, 2016, 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM. Marymoor Park 6406 W Lake Sammamish Pkwy NE Redmond, WA 98052. For more info visit www.tealandtoewalk.org.

The Addams Family

Wednesday Addams, the ultimate princess of darkness, has grown up and fallen in love with a sweet, smart young man from a respectable family – a man her parents have never met. Everything will change for the whole family on the fateful night they host a dinner for Wednesday’s “normal” boyfriend and his parents. With an original story from Marshall Brickman & Rick Elice (Jersey Boys), and Tony-nominated music and lyrics composed by Drama Desk Award winner Andrew Lipps (The Wild Party). Category: Theater. Cost: $31/Adult $29/Senior $29/Student $29/Military $22/Child 12 and under $27/Groups of 10 or more. Contact Name: Box Office. Contact Email: boxoffice@tmp.org. Contact Phone: 2535656867. Sunday, October 2, 2016, 7:30 PM. Tacoma Musical Playhouse 7116 Sixth Avenue, Tacoma, WA 98406. For more info visit tmp.org.

Outdoor Group Fitness

Come join a fun morning workout group to get up and start your day off right. All fitness levels are welcomed and will get a great full body workout. Its a safe, fun and effective workout...check it out for free! Category: Sports & recreation. Audience: Singles. College Students. Dads. Moms. Seniors. Cost: $9 per session. Contact Name: Melissa Korda. Contact Email: info@fitnessbootcampnow.com. Contact Phone: 206-355-5432. Monday, October 3, 2016, 5:30 AM – 6:10 AM. Bellevue High School 10416 SE Wolverine Way, Bellevue, WA 98004.

Book Club Recommendations Book Talk

Looking for a great new book for yourself or your book club? Join us at our Bellevue store for fall refreshments and a special presentation of over a dozen recent titles we can't recommend highly enough. Our booksellers will share their top picks—including both fiction and non-fiction titles appropriate for a wide range of interests. All you have to do is pick out your favorites, and you'll have enough reading material to get you through to next spring! Category: Arts & entertainment. Audience: Teens. Singles. College Students. Dads. Moms. Seniors. Cost: Free. Monday, October 3, 2016, 6:00 PM – 7:00 PM. University Book Store 990 102nd Ave NE, Bellevue, WA, 98004. For more info visit www2.bookstore.washington.edu.

Mandarin + Korean Classes

We are currently enrolling school-aged children (5-10) for Mandarin and Korean classes starting September 1, 2016 through June following the Bellevue school calendar. We offer smaller ratios targeting 6 kids per class to maximize their learning potential. Choose how many days and which days each week you'd like your child to participate (Mondays, Wednesday and/or Fridays). ​ We offer classes from 6:00pm - 7:30pm and from 7:30pm - 9:00pm. Category: Classes & lectures. Schools. Audience: Kids. Cost: $15/hour. Contact Name: Ashleigh Cho. Contact Email: tottinidiscovery@gmail.com. Contact Phone: 425-505-2794. Monday, October 3, 2016, 6:00 PM – 7:30 PM. Tottini Discovery 2253 140th Ave. NE Bellevue, WA 98005. For more info visit www.tottinidiscovery.com.

UW Botanic Gardens: Meet Seattle's Urban Beavers

Since their near eradication in the early 20th century, beavers have made a surprising comeback. Today, beavers have returned to many streams and waterways of Seattle, including Yesler Swamp in the Center for Urban Horticulture's backyard. Come join us as we discuss beavers, tour their work, and potentially view some busy beavers in action. , Ben Dittbrenner (UW School of Environmental and Forest Sciences), will provide a presentation on beaver life history and ecology. Samantha Everett, local beaver expert, will lead a tour through Yesler Swamp, stopping at active beaver areas with some potential beaver viewing at dusk. Category: Outdoor. Audience: Kids. Teens. Singles. College Students. Dads. Moms. Seniors. Families. Cost: Cost: Free! (Your $5 at the door donation supports our education programs). Contact Name: Sasha Mcguire. Contact Email: urbhort@uw.edu. Contact Phone: 206-685-8033. Monday, October 3, 2016, 6:30 PM – 7:30 PM. Center for Urban Horticulture 3501 NE 41st Street Seattle WA 98105. For more info visit www.uwbotanicgardenscatalog.org.

Early Stage Memory Loss Garden Walk

Looking to be more active? Join the Alzheimer's Association Washington State Chapter at the Bellevue Botanical Garden and enjoy walks on scenic paths with good company. The Garden Walk offers individuals living with mild memory loss and related changes an opportunity for regular, light exercise and camaraderie. Care partners welcome. Garden Walk will meet on Tuesday mornings starting September 6, 2016. Pre-registration is required. For more information, contact Katherine Painter at 206-529-3868 or kpainter@alz.org. Category: Outdoor. Cost: Free. Contact Name: Katherine Painter. Contact Email: kpainter@alz.org. Contact Phone: 206-529-3868. Tuesday, October 4, 2016. Bellevue, WA. For more info visit www.alzwa.org.

Cybersecurity Event

National experts will explore cybersecurity issues of the day, including the use of drones and internet-connected cars, at a three-day kickoff event for the 2016 National Cybersecurity Awareness Month in October. There will be sessions on how consumers can manager their digital footprint, how small businesses can reduce their risk of a security breach, and how the education system can prepare students and train veterans for one of today’s fastest-growing job sectors. To register: ​ https://NCSAMKickoffBellevue2016.eventbrite.com. Category: Classes & lectures. Government. Organizations. Audience: Kids. Teens. Singles. College Students. Dads. Moms. Seniors. Families. Cost: FREE. Contact Name: Karen Creasey. Contact Email: karen@staysafeonline.org. Contact Phone: 480-688-0636. Tuesday, October 4, 2016, 8:00 AM – 2:00 PM. Hyatt Regency Bellevue 900 Bellevue Way NE Bellevue, Washington, USA, 98004-4272. For more info visit ncsamkickoffbellevue2016.eventbrite.com.

Alzheimer's Association Memory Loss Seminar

Are you concerned about your memory loss? The Alzheimer’s Association Washington State Chapter is offering an Early Stage Memory Loss Seminar, which provides education for those living with mild memory loss. Topics include basics of dementia, strategies for coping, and help planning next steps. Learn from the experiences of others who understand your situation. This seminar will be held on Tuesday, October 4, 2016 from 9:00 A.M. – 12:00 P.M. in Bellevue, WA. Pre-registration is required. For information call Katherine Painter at 206-529-3868 or email at kpainter@alz.org. Category: Classes & lectures. Cost: Free. Contact Name: Katherine Painter. Contact Email: kpainter@alz.org. Contact Phone: 2065293868. Tuesday, October 4, 2016, 9:00 AM – 12:00 PM. Bellevue, WA. For more info visit www.alzwa.org.

UW Botanic Gardens - Gentle Yoga and Walking Meditation in the Arboretum

Join us in the Arboretum for some fun and gentle exploration of yoga in outdoor environments. Class is great for beginners through advanced practitioners and will include both yoga poses and walking meditation. Bring your own mat. Class Dates (all classes are Tuesdays, from 9:15-10:45am) September 20 September 27 October 4 October 11 Instructor Sarah Belisle teaches hatha and hatha flow yoga in the Seattle area. As a teacher, Sarah loves sharing yoga and hopes to help students to discover how yoga can benefit their everyday lives. She strives to create a welcoming environment where students can tune into their own experience and have fun. Category: Classes & lectures. Outdoor. Sports & recreation. Audience: Teens. Singles. College Students. Dads. Moms. Seniors. Cost: $60 for series of 4 classes Register athttps://www.uwbotanicgardenscatalog.org , or call 206-685-8033. Contact Name: Sasha McGuire. Contact Email: urbhort@uw.edu. Contact Phone: 206-685-8033. Tuesday, October 4, 2016, 9:15 AM – 10:45 AM. Washington Park Arboretum Graham Visitors Center 2300 Arboretum Drive East Seattle WA 98112. For more info visit www.uwbotanicgardenscatalog.org.

UW Botanic Gardens: Botanical Sketching In Ink and Watercolor

This series is also offered in November. Capture the essence of flowers and foliage in this 4-part class with simple, quick techniques and portable materials! While using the beautiful perennial beds and borders at the Center for Urban Horticulture as a backdrop, you will be guided in an intuitive approach to sketching with pen, layering watercolor washes, and gathering tips that can be applied to everyday sketching. A simple supply list will be provided. All levels welcome. Category: Classes & lectures. Audience: Singles. College Students. Moms. Seniors. Cost: $95.00 4 classes. Contact Name: Sasha McGuire. Contact Email: urbhort@uw.edu. Contact Phone: 206-685-8033. Tuesday, October 4, 2016, 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM. Center for Urban Horticulture 3501 NE 41st Street Seattle WA 98105.

Toddler Time at SkyMania!

$5 for children 5 years and under, parent is free. We also offer complimentary, hot chocolate, coffee and other beverages to parents of young jumpers, plus a comfortable setting to relax while the kiddies play. Category: Family. Sports & recreation. Audience: Kids. Dads. Moms. Cost: $5. Contact Name: nancy. Contact Email: info@skymaniatrampolines.com. Contact Phone: 425-825-7599. Tuesday, October 4, 2016, 6:00 PM. 11801 NE 116th Street, Suite B, Kirkland, WA.

Writing for Children and Young Adult Audiences

Do you have a children’s book hiding in your head? A teen novel in a long-neglected drawer? Or maybe you write every day and want to get your project ready to publish? Whether you are writing picture books, fiction for magazines, middle grade novels, or YA you’ll be exposed to tricks of the trade that keep young readers turning pages. Learn more about the instructor at: http://www.katherinegracebond.com. Category: Arts & entertainment. Classes & lectures. Audience: College Students. Dads. Moms. Seniors. Cost: $185.00 (8 sessions). Tuesday, October 4, 2016, 6:00 PM – 8:30 PM. North Seattle College, CC Bldg, Room 3346 9600 College Way N Seattle WA 98103. For more info visit continuinged.northseattle.edu.

East Bellevue Community Council Meeting

East Bellevue Community Council Established in 1969, the East Bellevue Community Council is empowered by state law with approval/disapproval authority over certain land-use actions in a part of East Bellevue. The EBCC may also act in an advisory capacity on other land-use issues that directly or indirectly affect its jurisdiction. EBCC boundaries The East Bellevue Community Council is made up of five residents of the greater East Bellevue area, elected to represent the many interests of local residents on land-use issues. Election History. Category: Government. Audience: Kids. Teens. Singles. College Students. Dads. Moms. Seniors. Families. Contact Name: Charmaine Arredondo. Contact Email: ebcc@bellevuewa.gov. Contact Phone: 425-452-6466. Tuesday, October 4, 2016, 6:30 PM – 8:30 PM. Lake Hills Clubhouse. For more info visit bellevuewa.gov.

Forest Stewardship Coached Planning

Our flagship class will teach you how to assess your trees, avoid insect and disease problems, attract wildlife, and take practical steps to keep your forest on track to provide enjoyment and even income for years to come. In this class you will develop your own Forest Stewardship Plan, which brings state recognition as a Stewardship Forest and eligibility for cost-share assistance, and may also qualify you for significant property tax reductions. Category: Classes & lectures. Family. Outdoor. Audience: Singles. Dads. Moms. Seniors. Families. Cost: $185 before September 13th, $215 September 13th or later. Contact Name: Ian Fawley. Contact Email: ian.fawley@wsu.edu. Contact Phone: 425-357-6023. Tuesday, October 4, 2016, 6:30 PM – 9:30 PM. Tuesday evening sessions will be held at the Preston Community Center, 8625 310th Ave SE, Preston, WA 98027 (driving directions and parking map). For more info visit forestry.wsu.edu.

PNWA Writing Workshop: After the First Draft

This workshop is designed for authors with a completed novel who are looking to begin the revision process. This 10 week course takes you through all phases of the revision process with an eye to defining your story, interweaving plot and subplot, building on theme and subtext and deepening your characters. Category: Classes & lectures. Organizations. Cost: $400 for PNWA members/ $500 for nonmembers. Contact Name: Maria Philips. Contact Email: mariapnwa@gmail.com. Contact Phone: 425-673-2665. Tuesday, October 4, 2016, 6:30 PM – 9:30 PM. Writer’s Cottage 317 NW Gilman Blvd, Suite 8 Issaquah, WA 98027.

Botanical Drawing

The pencil is an effective tool for producing beautiful botanical works and skill in pencil rendering is also a good basis for ongoing study of botanical art in other media such as watercolor. It is highly recommended that you take Botanical Drawing as a prerequisite to Botanical Watercolor. All levels welcome; intermediate students can take on more advanced plant subjects. A short list of materials for the first class will be provided prior to the first class and a more complete list of supplies will be discussed in the first class. Category: Classes & lectures. Audience: Teens. Singles. College Students. Dads. Moms. Seniors. Cost: $230.00 for seven classes in series. Contact Name: Sasha McGuire. Contact Email: urbhort@uw.edu. Contact Phone: 206-685-8033. Tuesday, October 4, 2016, 7:00 PM – 9:30 PM. Center for Urban Horticulture 3501 NE 41st Street Seattle WA 98105. For more info visit www.uwbotanicgardenscatalog.org.

Korean Language Classes

We are currently enrolling school-aged children (5-10) for Mandarin and Korean classes starting September 2016 through June, following the Bellevue school calendar. We offer smaller ratios targeting 6-8 kids per class to maximize their learning potential. Choose how many days and which days each week you'd like your child to participate. Category: Classes & lectures. Schools. Audience: Kids. Cost: $15/hour. Contact Name: Ashleigh Cho. Contact Email: TOTTINIDISCOVERY@GMAIL.COM. Contact Phone: 425-505-2794. Wednesday, October 5, 2016. Tottini Discovery 2253 140th Ave. NE Bellevue, WA 98005. For more info visit www.tottinidiscovery.com.

Outdoor Group Fitness

Come join a fun morning workout group to get up and start your day off right. All fitness levels are welcomed and will get a great full body workout. Its a safe, fun and effective workout...check it out for free! Category: Sports & recreation. Audience: Singles. College Students. Dads. Moms. Seniors. Cost: $9 per session. Contact Name: Melissa Korda. Contact Email: info@fitnessbootcampnow.com. Contact Phone: 206-355-5432. Wednesday, October 5, 2016, 5:30 AM – 6:10 AM. Bellevue High School 10416 SE Wolverine Way, Bellevue, WA 98004.

Cybersecurity Event

National experts will explore cybersecurity issues of the day, including the use of drones and internet-connected cars, at a three-day kickoff event for the 2016 National Cybersecurity Awareness Month in October. There will be sessions on how consumers can manager their digital footprint, how small businesses can reduce their risk of a security breach, and how the education system can prepare students and train veterans for one of today’s fastest-growing job sectors. To register: ​ https://NCSAMKickoffBellevue2016.eventbrite.com. Category: Classes & lectures. Government. Organizations. Audience: Kids. Teens. Singles. College Students. Dads. Moms. Seniors. Families. Cost: FREE. Contact Name: Karen Creasey. Contact Email: karen@staysafeonline.org. Contact Phone: 480-688-0636. Wednesday, October 5, 2016, 8:00 AM – 2:00 PM. Hyatt Regency Bellevue 900 Bellevue Way NE Bellevue, Washington, USA, 98004-4272. For more info visit ncsamkickoffbellevue2016.eventbrite.com.

Scene Weaving

In this course, students will focus on the well-crafted scene: devastating dialogue, authentic action, vivid setting. All of this comes from an inner landscape deep in the mind of your character. Appropriate for all genres of narrative writing: fiction, memoir, creative nonfiction. Classes include in-class writing and critique. Learn more about the instructor at: http://www.katherinegracebond.com To register by phone, call Registration Services at 425-564-2263. Category: Arts & entertainment. Classes & lectures. Audience: College Students. Dads. Moms. Seniors. Cost: $179.00 (10 sessions). Wednesday, October 5, 2016, 10:00 AM – 12:30 PM. Bellevue College North Campus, Room V1108 14673 NE 29th Place Bellevue, WA 98007. For more info visit www.campusce.net.

Toddler Story Time

Ages 12 month to 3 year olds with adult. Category: Family. Contact Name: Newport Way Library. Contact Phone: 425-747-2390. Wednesday, October 5, 2016, 10:30 AM. Newport Way Library 14250 SE Newport Way Bellevue WA 98006. For more info visit kcls.bibliocommons.com.

Preschool Story Time

Ages 3-5 years with adult. Category: Family. Contact Name: Newport Way Library. Contact Phone: 425-747-2390. Wednesday, October 5, 2016, 11:30 AM. Newport Way Library 14250 SE Newport Way Bellevue WA 98006. For more info visit kcls.bibliocommons.com.

Cultivating Complex Characters

While a strong plot makes a story worth telling, it is multilayered, nuanced characters who make a story worth reading. Learn six techniques for developing vibrant and believable characters, each with a distinct and compelling voice. Course includes reading, critique and support from a community of fellow writers. Learn more about the instructor at: http://www.katherinegracebond.com To register by phone, call Registration Services at 425-564-2263. Category: Arts & entertainment. Classes & lectures. Audience: College Students. Dads. Moms. Seniors. Cost: $237.00 (10 sessions). Wednesday, October 5, 2016, 1:00 PM – 4:00 PM. Bellevue College North Campus, Room V1108 14673 NE 29th Place Bellevue, WA 98007. For more info visit www.campusce.net.

Mandarin + Korean Classes

We are currently enrolling school-aged children (5-10) for Mandarin and Korean classes starting September 1, 2016 through June following the Bellevue school calendar. We offer smaller ratios targeting 6 kids per class to maximize their learning potential. Choose how many days and which days each week you'd like your child to participate (Mondays, Wednesday and/or Fridays). ​ We offer classes from 6:00pm - 7:30pm and from 7:30pm - 9:00pm. Category: Classes & lectures. Schools. Audience: Kids. Cost: $15/hour. Contact Name: Ashleigh Cho. Contact Email: tottinidiscovery@gmail.com. Contact Phone: 425-505-2794. Wednesday, October 5, 2016, 6:00 PM – 7:30 PM. Tottini Discovery 2253 140th Ave. NE Bellevue, WA 98005. For more info visit www.tottinidiscovery.com.

The Magic of Writing for Children

Whether you’re a beginner, or have already published; whether you want to write for preschoolers, teens, or in-between, this is the class for you. We’ll explore what makes a book “work” for each age group in terms of word choice, characterization, theme, and structure. Plus, you’ll have the chance to get feedback in a safe environment from a seasoned author. Learn more about the instructor at: http://www.katherinegracebond.com To register by phone, call Registration Services at 425-564-2263. Category: Arts & entertainment. Classes & lectures. Audience: College Students. Dads. Moms. Seniors. Cost: $225.00 (10 sessions). Wednesday, October 5, 2016, 6:00 PM – 8:30 PM. Bellevue College North Campus, Room V1108 14673 NE 29th Place Bellevue, WA 98007. For more info visit www.campusce.net.

Toddler Time at SkyMania!

$5 for children 5 years and under, parent is free. We also offer complimentary, hot chocolate, coffee and other beverages to parents of young jumpers, plus a comfortable setting to relax while the kiddies play. Category: Family. Sports & recreation. Audience: Kids. Dads. Moms. Cost: $5. Contact Name: nancy. Contact Email: info@skymaniatrampolines.com. Contact Phone: 425-825-7599. Wednesday, October 5, 2016, 6:00 PM. 11801 NE 116th Street, Suite B, Kirkland, WA.

Yoga and Meditation

Unity of Bellevue is excited to offer 6:00pm Wednesday YOGA“plus” starting on April 6th! Howard Lamb, with GRUVflow Yoga and a RYT 200hr certified instructor, will lead a “slow flow yin” class accessible for all levels. For a great vibe the practice will be held in the Atrium featuring a surround sound system streaming downtempo electronic music with lava lamps illuminating the stone garden wall! Following every yoga class there will be a 7:15pm “Plus” Event featuring a guest speaker or musician to replenish your mid-week spiritual well. Makenna Wagner will launch the series on April 6th with an intimate musical performance accompanied by Bob De Dea on the keyboards! Every 2nd and 4th Wednesdays at 7:15pm Dr. Brenda Butterfield, a mental health therapist and mindfulness based stress reduction (MBSR) instructor, will lead a Mindful Meditation followed by an opportunity to share and connect with others learning to live a more contemplative life. All are invited to attend both, the yoga, or the Plus ev… Category: Classes & lectures. Faith. Sports & recreation. Audience: Teens. Singles. College Students. Dads. Moms. Seniors. Cost: $10 - $25. Contact Name: Howard Lamb. Wednesday, October 5, 2016, 6:00 PM – 8:15 PM. Unity of Bellevue 16330 NE 4th St, Bellevue, WA 98008. For more info visit www.unityofbellevue.org.

Mandarin Class (5-10 Year Olds)

We are currently enrolling school-aged children (5-10) for Mandarin and Korean classes starting September 2016 through June, following the Bellevue school calendar. We offer smaller ratios targeting 6-8 kids per class to maximize their learning potential. Choose how many days and which days each week you'd like your child to participate. ​. Category: Classes & lectures. Schools. Audience: Kids. Cost: $15/hour. Contact Name: Ashleigh Cho. Contact Email: TOTTINIDISCOVERY@GMAIL.COM. Contact Phone: 425-505-2794. Wednesday, October 5, 2016, 6:30 PM – 8:00 PM. Tottini Discovery 2253 140th Ave. NE Bellevue, WA 98005. For more info visit www.tottinidiscovery.com.

PNWA Writing Workshop: Write Your Story

Whether you write a stand –alone novel, or a series, this 10 week intensive workshop will give you the tools you need. You will learn plot points, key scenes, point of view and how to develop your setting and characters. Each class will also include writing exercises, critique and consultation sessions. Category: Classes & lectures. Organizations. Cost: $400 for PNWA members/ $500 for nonmembers. Contact Name: Maria Philips. Contact Email: mariapnwa@gmail.com. Contact Phone: 425-673-2665. Wednesday, October 5, 2016, 6:30 PM – 9:30 PM. Writer’s Cottage 317 NW Gilman Blvd, Suite 8 Issaquah, WA 98027.

Joyful Noise

Taproot Theatre Company presents Joyful Noise September 21 – October 22 Let us sing of greater things. George Frederick Handel is in crisis. His patron is dead, his operas are unpopular and he’s suffered public humiliation of his own making. From this ruin a joyous masterpiece is born. Witty, scandalous and based on the true story of the creation of Handel’s Messiah, this is a tale to inspire. Playing every Wednesday/Thursday at 7:30pm, Friday/Saturday at 8pm, and Saturday Matinee at 2pm. Taproot Theatre is located at 204 N 85th St in Seattle's Greenwood neighborhood. For tickets please call 206.781.9707 or visit www.taproottheatre.org. Category: Arts & entertainment. Music. Theater. Audience: Kids. Teens. Singles. College Students. Dads. Moms. Seniors. Families. Cost: $25 - $46. Contact Name: Box Office. Contact Email: Box@taproottheatre.org. Contact Phone: 2067819707. Wednesday, October 5, 2016, 7:30 PM – 9:45 PM. Taproot Theatre 204 N 85th St Seattle, WA 98103. For more info visit taproottheatre.org.

Tacoma Fall RV Show kicks off the RV show season with 2017 models at the Tacoma Dome October 6-9

Northwest RV dealers showcase the latest and most fuel-efficient motor homes, fifth-wheels, toy haulers and travel trailers at the Tacoma Fall RV Show® presented by the Boeing Employees Credit Union (BECU), October 6-9 at the Tacoma Dome. Area dealers will also offer end-of-the-year closeout pricing on many other models. For added convenience and value, parking is FREE every day of the show in the Tacoma Dome parking lots. BECU will be offering special financing rates to members during the show. The offer will be .25% APR rate discount on RV loans. It will be offered BECU-wide October 1-15. The show spotlights the newest models for 2017 including more than 250 models from top local dealers ranging from luxury motor homes, fifth-wheels, campers, pop-up hard wall trailers and tent trailers. The show features on-site financing and RV resort destinations. Show hours are Thursday through Saturday (October 6-8) 11:00 am to 8:00 pm and Sunday (October 9) 11:00 am to 5:00 pm. Category: Family. Outdoor. Sports & recreation. Audience: Kids. Teens. Singles. College Students. Dads. Moms. Seniors. Families. Cost: Admission to the show is $12 for general admission, $6 for military personnel with ID, and free to children 12 and under. Get $2 off discount coupons online at www.otshows.com/shows/tfrv/show-information/discount-coupon/. Thursday, October 6, 2016 – Sunday, October 9, 2016. Tacoma Dome. For more info visit www.otshows.com.

Cybersecurity Event

National experts will explore cybersecurity issues of the day, including the use of drones and internet-connected cars, at a three-day kickoff event for the 2016 National Cybersecurity Awareness Month in October. There will be sessions on how consumers can manager their digital footprint, how small businesses can reduce their risk of a security breach, and how the education system can prepare students and train veterans for one of today’s fastest-growing job sectors. To register: ​ https://NCSAMKickoffBellevue2016.eventbrite.com. Category: Classes & lectures. Government. Organizations. Audience: Kids. Teens. Singles. College Students. Dads. Moms. Seniors. Families. Cost: FREE. Contact Name: Karen Creasey. Contact Email: karen@staysafeonline.org. Contact Phone: 480-688-0636. Thursday, October 6, 2016, 8:00 AM – 2:00 PM. Hyatt Regency Bellevue 900 Bellevue Way NE Bellevue, Washington, USA, 98004-4272. For more info visit ncsamkickoffbellevue2016.eventbrite.com.

Story Time with Samantha Vamos!

Bringing children together around their favorite authors and stories, Special StoryTimes fill our stores with life, laughter, and cheer. This fall, we're delighted to welcome bilingual children's author Samantha R. Vamos to read her delightful Alphabet Trucks, now available as a board book! Everyone's heard of a tow truck. And a pickup truck. An ice-cream truck? Of course! But what about a quint truck? A lowboy truck? Or a knuckle-boom truck? In Alphabet Trucks, Vamos takes readers on a journey from A to Z, bringing 26 different trucks and their unique functions and characteristics to life through bouncy rhymes and clever illustrations that children love. Join us for what is sure to a fun StoryTime reading. Category: Arts & entertainment. Audience: Kids. Families. Cost: Free. Thursday, October 6, 2016, 11:00 AM – 12:00 PM. University Book Store 990 102nd Ave NE, Bellevue, WA, 98004. For more info visit www2.bookstore.washington.edu.

Listening Mothers

"Listening Mothers™ offers a unique opportunity for parents of babies (up to six months old) to discover the joys of parenting. Studies show today’s parents are more stressed than ever. Are you one of these well-intentioned but overwhelmed parents? Our researched-based curriculum will turn the present moment into a pleasant moment! Learn more and register at www.CommunityOfMindfulParenting.com. Instructor is Malka Maizel, MSW. Shabbat Unplugged features a variety of activities open to our entire community. Includes craft projects, story reading, board games, movement, and more.". Category: Classes & lectures. Audience: Dads. Moms. Cost: 195. Contact Name: Adrian Ann. Contact Email: info@sjcc.org. Contact Phone: 2062327115. Thursday, October 6, 2016, 12:00 PM – 2:00 PM. Stroum Jewish Community Center 3801 E Mercer Way Mercer Island, WA 98040. For more info visit sjcc.org.

Toddler Time at SkyMania!

$5 for children 5 years and under, parent is free. We also offer complimentary, hot chocolate, coffee and other beverages to parents of young jumpers, plus a comfortable setting to relax while the kiddies play. Category: Family. Sports & recreation. Audience: Kids. Dads. Moms. Cost: $5. Contact Name: nancy. Contact Email: info@skymaniatrampolines.com. Contact Phone: 425-825-7599. Thursday, October 6, 2016, 6:00 PM. 11801 NE 116th Street, Suite B, Kirkland, WA.

Joyful Noise

Taproot Theatre Company presents Joyful Noise September 21 – October 22 Let us sing of greater things. George Frederick Handel is in crisis. His patron is dead, his operas are unpopular and he’s suffered public humiliation of his own making. From this ruin a joyous masterpiece is born. Witty, scandalous and based on the true story of the creation of Handel’s Messiah, this is a tale to inspire. Playing every Wednesday/Thursday at 7:30pm, Friday/Saturday at 8pm, and Saturday Matinee at 2pm. Taproot Theatre is located at 204 N 85th St in Seattle's Greenwood neighborhood. For tickets please call 206.781.9707 or visit www.taproottheatre.org. Category: Arts & entertainment. Music. Theater. Audience: Kids. Teens. Singles. College Students. Dads. Moms. Seniors. Families. Cost: $25 - $46. Contact Name: Box Office. Contact Email: Box@taproottheatre.org. Contact Phone: 2067819707. Thursday, October 6, 2016, 7:30 PM – 9:45 PM. Taproot Theatre 204 N 85th St Seattle, WA 98103. For more info visit taproottheatre.org.

Korean Language Classes

We are currently enrolling school-aged children (5-10) for Mandarin and Korean classes starting September 2016 through June, following the Bellevue school calendar. We offer smaller ratios targeting 6-8 kids per class to maximize their learning potential. Choose how many days and which days each week you'd like your child to participate. Category: Classes & lectures. Schools. Audience: Kids. Cost: $15/hour. Contact Name: Ashleigh Cho. Contact Email: TOTTINIDISCOVERY@GMAIL.COM. Contact Phone: 425-505-2794. Friday, October 7, 2016. Tottini Discovery 2253 140th Ave. NE Bellevue, WA 98005. For more info visit www.tottinidiscovery.com.

Outdoor Group Fitness

Come join a fun morning workout group to get up and start your day off right. All fitness levels are welcomed and will get a great full body workout. Its a safe, fun and effective workout...check it out for free! Category: Sports & recreation. Audience: Singles. College Students. Dads. Moms. Seniors. Cost: $9 per session. Contact Name: Melissa Korda. Contact Email: info@fitnessbootcampnow.com. Contact Phone: 206-355-5432. Friday, October 7, 2016, 5:30 AM – 6:10 AM. Bellevue High School 10416 SE Wolverine Way, Bellevue, WA 98004.

Water Dance

Look, listen, and create during an hour of stories and crafts. Water takes many forms and is seen all throughout the world. Come see water's dance and hear its story. We always make a fun craft to take home! Pre-registration is required for children and adults. Category: Family. Audience: Kids. Cost: Free. Contact Name: Lewis Creek Visitor Center. Contact Email: lcvc@bellevuewa.gov. Contact Phone: 425-452-4195. Friday, October 7, 2016, 11:00 AM – 12:00 PM. Lewis Creek Visitor Center 5808 Lakemont Blvd SE Bellevue WA 98006.

Water Dance

Look, listen, and create during an hour of stories and crafts. Water takes many forms and is seen all throughout the world. Come see water's dance and hear its story. We always make a fun craft to take home! Pre-registration is required for children and adults. Category: Arts & entertainment. Family. Audience: Kids. Dads. Moms. Families. Cost: Free. Contact Name: Lewis Creek Visitor Center. Contact Email: lcvc@bellevuewa.gov. Contact Phone: 425-452-4195. Friday, October 7, 2016, 11:00 AM – 12:00 PM. Lewis Creek Park 5808 Lakemont Blvd SE Bellevue WA 98006.

EGS - German Interest Group

Claire Gebben, an author and genealogist, will share the share the sights and history of Marburg, Germany, that she learned while visiting there. This town, with its Marburger Schloss castle, museums, cathedrals and 16th century half-timbered houses, was once the seat of the Hessian government, thus the homeland of many of the early German immigrants to the U.S. In addition to Hessia’s cache of genealogical records, Marburg is home to many intriguing stories, having been at the crossroads of significant events throughout history. Doors open at 12:45 pm for networking. Visitors are always welcome at our meetings. Category: Classes & lectures. Organizations. Audience: Singles. College Students. Dads. Moms. Seniors. Cost: Free. Contact Email: GermanInterestGroupEGS@outlook.com. Friday, October 7, 2016, 1:00 PM – 3:00 PM. LDS - Relief Society Room 10675 NE 20th St Bellevue, WA 98004. For more info visit egsgermangroup.wordpress.com.

Water Dance

“Water Dance” Friday, October 7th 11am-12pm and 1:30pm-2:30pm Ages: 3+ Pre-registration is required for children and adults at: www.parksreg.bellevuewa.gov Look, listen, and create during an hour of stories and crafts. Water takes many forms and is seen all throughout the world. Come see water's dance and hear its story. We always make a fun craft to take home! Pre-registration is required for children and adults. Category: Family. Audience: Kids. Dads. Moms. Families. Cost: Free! Contact Name: Lewis Creek Visitor Center. Contact Email: lcvc@bellevuewa.gov. Contact Phone: 425-452-4195. Friday, October 7, 2016, 1:30 PM – 2:30 PM. Lewis Creek Visitor Center 5808 Lakemont Blvd SE Bellevue WA 98005.

Anacortes Bier on the Pier

The cries of cheers once again herald the arrival of Anacortes Bier on the Pier! Bring your thirst for beer to this two-day extravaganza, leaving room to enjoy the assortment of tasty foods as you dance the night away on the historic pier overlooking Guemes Channel. Tickets include a commemorative tasting glass and your first six taste tokens. Come spend the weekend in beautiful Anacortes – enter the event Friday evening from 5pm-9pm, and return Saturday 12pm-6pm. The event is held at the Historic Port Warehouse at 1st & Commercial, downtown Anacortes, with spectacular views of Guemes Channel and Mount Baker. Category: Fairs & festivals. Food & drink. Cost: One Day Pass (Friday or Saturday): $25 in advance or $30 at the door (at the door is subject to availability) Two Day Pass (Friday and Saturday) $45 in advance or $50 at the door (at the door only on Friday, subject to availability) Designated Driver tickets are $5 each, either in advance or at the door (at the door is subject to availability). Contact Name: Laura Hartner. Contact Email: info@anacortes.org. Contact Phone: 360-293-7911. Friday, October 7, 2016, 5:00 PM – 9:00 PM. Port of Anacortes Warehouse 100 Commercial Ave. Anacortes, WA 98221. For more info visit anacortes.org.

Mandarin + Korean Classes

We are currently enrolling school-aged children (5-10) for Mandarin and Korean classes starting September 1, 2016 through June following the Bellevue school calendar. We offer smaller ratios targeting 6 kids per class to maximize their learning potential. Choose how many days and which days each week you'd like your child to participate (Mondays, Wednesday and/or Fridays). ​ We offer classes from 6:00pm - 7:30pm and from 7:30pm - 9:00pm. Category: Classes & lectures. Schools. Audience: Kids. Cost: $15/hour. Contact Name: Ashleigh Cho. Contact Email: tottinidiscovery@gmail.com. Contact Phone: 425-505-2794. Friday, October 7, 2016, 6:00 PM – 7:30 PM. Tottini Discovery 2253 140th Ave. NE Bellevue, WA 98005. For more info visit www.tottinidiscovery.com.

Mandarin Class (5-10 Year Olds)

We are currently enrolling school-aged children (5-10) for Mandarin and Korean classes starting September 2016 through June, following the Bellevue school calendar. We offer smaller ratios targeting 6-8 kids per class to maximize their learning potential. Choose how many days and which days each week you'd like your child to participate. ​. Category: Classes & lectures. Schools. Audience: Kids. Cost: $15/hour. Contact Name: Ashleigh Cho. Contact Email: TOTTINIDISCOVERY@GMAIL.COM. Contact Phone: 425-505-2794. Friday, October 7, 2016, 6:30 PM – 8:00 PM. Tottini Discovery 2253 140th Ave. NE Bellevue, WA 98005. For more info visit www.tottinidiscovery.com.

Picture Perfect Plant Portraits

What is a plant portrait? At its most basic, a plant portrait is a likeness that celebrates the physical characteristics and ephemeral beauty of a plant. Plant portraits are a wonderful place to begin wading into the larger river of garden photography, but they are also a photographic art form that one will never outgrow. Join David E. Perry for a lively and inspiring exploration of his own adventures as a plant portraitist. Learn how to make better close-ups and how to capture the dreamy moods that will elicit the oohs and ahhs of others while showing the plants within a larger garden setting. This lecture is included in the price and will inform our work in the shooting session of the Japanese Maple Photography Workshop on Saturday, Oct. 8. However, anyone may register for the lecture only if preferred. Category: Classes & lectures. Audience: Teens. Singles. College Students. Dads. Moms. Seniors. Cost: $15.00. Contact Name: Sasha McGuire. Contact Email: urbhort@uw.edu. Contact Phone: 206-685-8033. Friday, October 7, 2016, 7:00 PM – 9:00 PM. Washington Park Arboretum 2300 Arboretum Drive East Seattle WA 98112. For more info visit www.uwbotanicgardenscatalog.org.

Joyful Noise

Taproot Theatre Company presents Joyful Noise September 21 – October 22 Let us sing of greater things. George Frederick Handel is in crisis. His patron is dead, his operas are unpopular and he’s suffered public humiliation of his own making. From this ruin a joyous masterpiece is born. Witty, scandalous and based on the true story of the creation of Handel’s Messiah, this is a tale to inspire. Playing every Wednesday/Thursday at 7:30pm, Friday/Saturday at 8pm, and Saturday Matinee at 2pm. Taproot Theatre is located at 204 N 85th St in Seattle's Greenwood neighborhood. For tickets please call 206.781.9707 or visit www.taproottheatre.org. Category: Arts & entertainment. Music. Theater. Audience: Kids. Teens. Singles. College Students. Dads. Moms. Seniors. Families. Cost: $25 - $46. Contact Name: Box Office. Contact Email: Box@taproottheatre.org. Contact Phone: 2067819707. Friday, October 7, 2016, 7:30 PM – 9:45 PM. Taproot Theatre 204 N 85th St Seattle, WA 98103. For more info visit taproottheatre.org.

The Addams Family

Wednesday Addams, the ultimate princess of darkness, has grown up and fallen in love with a sweet, smart young man from a respectable family – a man her parents have never met. Everything will change for the whole family on the fateful night they host a dinner for Wednesday’s “normal” boyfriend and his parents. With an original story from Marshall Brickman & Rick Elice (Jersey Boys), and Tony-nominated music and lyrics composed by Drama Desk Award winner Andrew Lipps (The Wild Party). Category: Theater. Cost: $31/Adult $29/Senior $29/Student $29/Military $22/Child 12 and under $27/Groups of 10 or more. Contact Name: Box Office. Contact Email: boxoffice@tmp.org. Contact Phone: 2535656867. Friday, October 7, 2016, 7:30 PM. Tacoma Musical Playhouse 7116 Sixth Avenue, Tacoma, WA 98406. For more info visit tmp.org.

1st Annual "Roots of Restorative Justice" Retreat

Dr. Fania Davis--founder of Restorative Justice for Oakland Youth, and sister of activist Angela Davis--will join Dr. Morris Jenkins, New Zealand's ground-breaking Maori-based criminal court system and other esteemed guests at the 1st Annual "Cultural Roots of Restorative Justice" Retreat, Oct. 8-9, 2016 at the Tukwila Community & Events Center. Hosted by No New Jim Crow-Seattle, the retreat will feature creative, hands-on workshops and experience with restorative justice practitioners from African/AfAm, Latino, Pacific Islander, Anglo-Saxon, First Nation/Native American cultural traditions. Registration info contact: https://www.facebook.com/TheNewJimCrowInSeattle or nnjcinfo@gmail.com. Category: Classes & lectures. Audience: Kids. Teens. Singles. College Students. Dads. Moms. Seniors. Families. Cost: $250 with sliding scale registration. Contact Name: Mary. Contact Email: nnjcinfo@gmail.com. Contact Phone: 206-271-0251. Saturday, October 8, 2016 – Sunday, October 9, 2016. Tukwila Community Center 12424 42nd Ave S Tukwila, WA 98168. For more info visit www.facebook.com.

Exploration For All: Autism Early Open

Thanks to a generous grant from Safeco Insurance, we are proud to present Exploration for All: Autism Early Open at Pacific Science Center. On the second Saturday of each month, through December 2016, all families affected by autism spectrum disorder are invited to explore Pacific Science Center during a special free morning visit from 8-10 a.m. – before we open to the public. Experience our exhibits without heavy crowds when we have softened general lighting and decreased the noise level and visual stimulation on interactive exhibits wherever possible. Category: Benefit. Charitable. Organizations. Audience: Kids. Teens. Singles. College Students. Dads. Moms. Seniors. Families. Cost: FREE. Contact Name: Kim Le. Contact Email: kimle@pacsci.org. Contact Phone: 206-443-2001. Saturday, October 8, 2016, 8:00 AM – 10:00 AM. Pacific Science Center 200 Second Avenue N Seattle, Washington 98109. For more info visit www.pacificsciencecenter.org.

Exotics at Redmond Town Center

Every Saturday (starting April 2), 9 to 11 a.m.* *weather dependent - visit exoticsat.com for schedule. Mark your calendars! Exotics at Redmond Town Center comprises of the largest weekly car gathering north of Los Angeles. The weekly gatherings are weather dependent. Follow Exotics@RTC on Facebook for event updates. In addition to the weekly Saturday events from 9 to 11 a.m. Exotics@RTC also hosts the following larger special events in Center Court during the same hours. Starting in May, the Redmond Saturday Market begins as well and runs simutaneously every Saturday at Redmond Town Center. 2016 SPECIAL EXOTICS EVENTS: April 2 - Opening Day! May 21- British Car Day June 18 - Ferrari Day July 9 - Porsche and German Car Day September 3 - Staycation Event Visit exoticsat.com for special event details. Category: Family. Outdoor. Sports & recreation. 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, October 8, 2016, 9:00 AM – 11:00 AM. Redmond Town Center. For more info visit exoticsat.com.

The Great Northwest Glass Pumpkin Patch

Wander through a pumpkin path of thousands of hand - blown, one - of - a - kind glass pumpkins. Pick your favorite to bring home, or just come and see the beautiful hand - crafted art. Rain or shine. Sponsored by Tacoma Glassblowing Studio and Bellevue Parks & Community Services. Category: Arts & entertainment. Fairs & festivals. Audience: Teens. Singles. College Students. Dads. Moms. Seniors. Families. Cost: Free admission; pumpkin prices range from $35 to $200. Contact Name: Northwest Art Center. Contact Email: NWAC@bellevuewa.gov. Contact Phone: 425-452-4106. Saturday, October 8, 2016, 9:00 AM – 3:00 PM. Northwest Art Center 9825 NE 24th St. Bellevue Wa. For more info visit bellevuewa.gov.

PNWA Writing Workshop: Fearless Writing

Learning craft is only the beginning. Obstacles authors face have less to do with writing compelling openings and creating characters and more to do with emotional challenges. William shines a light on the questions that haunt many writers. Category: Classes & lectures. Organizations. Cost: $50 for PNWA members/$75 for nonmembers. Contact Name: Maria Philips. Contact Email: mariapnwa@gmail.com. Contact Phone: 425-673-2665. Saturday, October 8, 2016, 9:30 AM – 12:05 PM. Writer’s Cottage 317 NW Gilman Blvd, Suite 8 Issaquah, WA 98027.

Fall Tasks in the Mixed Border

Taught by George Lasch. Learn which perennials and grasses to cut back and which to leave in a hands-on demonstration from our expert, George Lasch, the NPA Border Supervisor. George will walk you through the NPA border and show you the specifics of fall garden jobs including cutting back, pruning, clean-up and mulching. Category: Classes & lectures. Cost: $35. Contact Name: Bellevue Botanical Garden. Contact Email: lscott@bellevuewa.gov. Contact Phone: (425) 452-2750. Saturday, October 8, 2016, 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM. Bellevue Botanical Garden. For more info visit www.bellevuebotanical.org.

CANCELED - Pet Blessing

Category: Faith. Audience: Kids. Teens. Singles. College Students. Dads. Moms. Seniors. Families. Cost: Offering is optional. Contact Name: Janette Adamucci. Contact Email: janetteadamucci@fastmail.com. Contact Phone: 206-325-0586. Saturday, October 8, 2016, 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM.

Pet Blessing

Please join us with your special pet(s) and invite friends with pets to join you. Paul, our Senior Minister, will be blessing the animals. We will have special tables with representa-tives from local animal shelters, treat bags for those blessed, certificates, and more! Our pets are beloved creatures of God who nourish us spiritually through their unconditional love. Pet Blessing day at Unity of Bellevue is their day for spiritual nourishment. 10:00 AM – Doors open. Come and mingle with the shelter reps, animal communicator, and other pet owners. 11:00 AM – Gathering of all pets and owners for a group blessing, followed by individual pet blessings. A Pet Memorial Wall is available to post pictures of your departed pets. (Please have dogs on leashes, cats in carriers, & other animals safely secured.) PET FOOD DRIVE: Month of September through Sunday, October 9 to benefit Seattle Humane Society and Homeward Pet. Bring in your donations of cat and dog food – dry and canned (bags can be opened; if not in or… Category: Faith. Audience: Kids. Teens. Singles. College Students. Dads. Moms. Seniors. Families. Cost: None. Contact Name: Janette Adamucci. Contact Email: janetteadamucci@fastmail.com. Contact Phone: 206-321-7393. Saturday, October 8, 2016, 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM. Unity of Bellevue 16330 NE 4th Street Bellevue, WA 98008. For more info visit www.unityofbellevue.org.

Remodeled Homes Tour

Oct. 8-9, 2016, 10am to 5pm both days Step inside! Everyone is welcome to experience the Puget Sound's premier home tour, October 8 and 9 at various locations throughout King and Snohomish counties. The Remodeled Homes Tour, presented by the Master Builders Association of King and Snohomish Counties and made possible by Dunn Lumber, features 15 expertly renovated homes as designed and constructed by Master Builder member professionals. Experience firsthand the latest remodeling trends as you immerse yourself inside beautifully crafted private homes gushing with personality and presentation. Who knows, your next home renovation inspiration could be right around the corner. The Remodeled Homes Tour has been laying out the welcome mat for 20 years. A community favorite, the free, family-friendly event offers the exclusive opportunity to get up close and personal with the best of home renovations from around the region. The event is free, thanks to the generous support of signature sponsor Dunn Lumber and… Category: Family. Outdoor. Audience: Singles. Dads. Moms. Seniors. Families. Cost: Free. Contact Name: Eric Thomas. Contact Email: ethomas@mbaks.com. Contact Phone: 425-460-8234. Saturday, October 8, 2016, 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM. Homes throughout the Seattle area and Eastside. For more info visit www.remodeltour.com.

Thriller Classes

Learn the 'Thriller' Dance with a Zombie Dance Instructor at this convenient, limited admission class. You'll be well prepared for the greatest Eastside Zombie Party ever - the 2016 Thrill the World Block Party on October 29th at the Redmond Town Center. The event promises to be the event of the fall. Each class date is registered individually to give participants the most flexibility. Participants may register for all dates at one time. The price at the door is $7. Sign up for singles classes in advance to save $2. This year our charity is Team Survivor Northwest Instr: Teresa Osborn Loc: Senior Center – Multipurpose Room Age: 8+ yrs Fee: $5 57225 Sat Sep 24th 10:30am-12pm 57226 Sat Oct 1st 10:30am-12pm 57227 Sat Oct 8 10:30am-12pm 57228 Sat Oct 15 10:30am-12pm Beginner Zombies - Dancers new to Thriller are encouraged to register for these sessions 57229 Sat Oct 22 10:30-11:30am Registration for classes will open on August 9th. Past Zombie Brush-up - Experienced dancers are encouraged to regist… Category: Arts & entertainment. Benefit. Charitable. Classes & lectures. Family. Music. Organizations. Schools. Service clubs. Sports & recreation. Theater. Volunteer. Audience: Kids. Teens. Singles. College Students. Dads. Moms. Seniors. Families. Cost: $5.00 in advance $7.00 drop in. Contact Name: Teresa Osborn. Contact Email: teresa_o@teresaosborn.com. Contact Phone: 4258616729. Saturday, October 8, 2016, 10:30 AM – 12:00 PM. Redmond Senior Center 8703 160th Ave NE, Redmond WA 98052. For more info visit thrilltheworld.org.

spirituality and serenity stroll fundraiser

fundraiser for our grounds and chapels a walk vendors music food truck shirts first 100 kids activity at 10:00. Category: Charitable. Audience: Kids. Teens. Singles. College Students. Dads. Moms. Seniors. Families. Cost: $15.00. Contact Name: vickie biggs. Contact Email: grammybip@msn.com. Contact Phone: 419-603-9847. Saturday, October 8, 2016, 11:00 AM – 3:00 PM. sorrowful mother shrine 4106 S.R. 269 Bellevue oh.

Anacortes Bier on the Pier (Saturday)

The cries of cheers once again herald the arrival of Anacortes Bier on the Pier! Bring your thirst for beer to this two-day extravaganza, leaving room to enjoy the assortment of tasty foods as you dance the night away on the historic pier overlooking Guemes Channel. Tickets include a commemorative tasting glass and your first six taste tokens. Come spend the weekend in beautiful Anacortes – enter the event Friday evening from 5pm-9pm, and return Saturday 12pm-6pm. The event is held at the Historic Port Warehouse at 1st & Commercial, downtown Anacortes, with spectacular views of Guemes Channel and Mount Baker. Category: Fairs & festivals. Food & drink. Audience: Singles. College Students. Dads. Moms. Seniors. Cost: One Day Pass (Friday or Saturday): $25 in advance or $30 at the door (at the door is subject to availability) Two Day Pass (Friday and Saturday) $45 in advance or $50 at the door (at the door only on Friday, subject to availability) Designated Driver tickets are $5 each, either in advance. Contact Name: Laura Hartner. Contact Email: info@anacortes.org. Contact Phone: 360-293-7911. Saturday, October 8, 2016, 12:00 PM – 6:00 PM. Port of Anacortes Warehouse 100 Commercial Ave. Anacortes, WA 98221. For more info visit anacortes.org.

Uncork the Night: A Celebration of Wine and Giving

Honorary Chair: Leslie Jackson Chihuly, President & CEO of Chihuly Studio Patron VIP Featured Winemaker: Quilceda Creek Vintners A top-flight night of wining, dining and making a difference for the 3,700 children and their families living in poverty in Bellevue. Category: Benefit. Charitable. Food & drink. Audience: Singles. Dads. Moms. Cost: $250. Contact Name: Naomi Natsuhara. Contact Email: naomi@bellevuelifespring.org. Contact Phone: 425-451-1175. Saturday, October 8, 2016, 5:45 PM – Sunday, October 9, 2016, 12:00 AM. The Hyatt Regency Bellevue 900 Bellevue Way NE Bellevue, WA 98004. For more info visit www.bellevuelifespring.org.

Cavalleria Rusticana by Pietro Mascagni

Taking advantage of the rich and vibrant local classical music scene, Puget Sound Concert Opera (PSCO) takes pride in casting the best local performers to create high quality, yet affordable productions of the world's greatest Operas. With our innovative concert opera format, PSCO's productions allow audience members to see, hear and feel the music up close in intimate venues. Turiddu, a soldier returning home from war, learns that his fiancé Lola, has married Alfio. Acting out of revenge, he seduces Santuzza. Lola, still in love with Turridu, convinces him to engage in an affair with her as well. A wild story of love, lust and jealousy which culminates in a duel to the death, Mascagni’s opera includes some of the most stirring and dramatic music in opera. Sung in Italian with supertitles in English and Italian, Cavalleria Rusticana will be performed concert style with a full cast of soloists, chorus and a 10 piece chamber orchestra. Featuring Gino Lucchetti, Charles Robert Stephens, Victoria Chaussee, Reg… Category: Arts & entertainment. Music. Audience: Teens. Singles. College Students. Dads. Moms. Seniors. Cost: $20 (no credit cards). Contact Name: Puget Sound Concert Opera. Contact Email: Info@pugetsoundconcertopera.org. Contact Phone: (206) 370-1531. Saturday, October 8, 2016, 7:00 PM – 10:00 PM. Cross of Christ Lutheran Church 411 156th Ave NE Bellevue, WA 98007. For more info visit www.pugetsoundconcertopera.org.

Chanticleer: Washing of the Water

Saturday, October 8, 2016 | 7:30 PM Sunday, October 9, 2016 | 2:30 PM Nordstrom Recital Hall “The world’s reigning male chorus” (The New Yorker) opens Early Music Guild’s 40th Season with a program that explores the power of water to redeem, restore, and refresh the human soul. With works from Renaissance master Thomas Morley, to contemporary Paul Simon, and mighty African-American spirituals, Chanticleer offers an evening of hope through compelling a capella. “The singing of Chanticleer is breathtaking in its accuracy of intonation, purity of blend, variety of color and swagger of style.” –The Boston Globe Subscribe Now! Single Tickets on Sale July 2016. Category: Music. Audience: Kids. Teens. Singles. College Students. Dads. Moms. Seniors. Families. Cost: $26-46. Contact Name: Rachel Woolsey. Contact Email: marketing@earlymusicguild.org. Contact Phone: 206-325-7066. Saturday, October 8, 2016, 7:30 PM – 9:30 PM. Nordstrom Recital Hall, 200 University St, Seattle, WA 98101. For more info visit www.earlymusicguild.org.

Joyful Noise

Taproot Theatre Company presents Joyful Noise September 21 – October 22 Let us sing of greater things. George Frederick Handel is in crisis. His patron is dead, his operas are unpopular and he’s suffered public humiliation of his own making. From this ruin a joyous masterpiece is born. Witty, scandalous and based on the true story of the creation of Handel’s Messiah, this is a tale to inspire. Playing every Wednesday/Thursday at 7:30pm, Friday/Saturday at 8pm, and Saturday Matinee at 2pm. Taproot Theatre is located at 204 N 85th St in Seattle's Greenwood neighborhood. For tickets please call 206.781.9707 or visit www.taproottheatre.org. Category: Arts & entertainment. Music. Theater. Audience: Kids. Teens. Singles. College Students. Dads. Moms. Seniors. Families. Cost: $25 - $46. Contact Name: Box Office. Contact Email: Box@taproottheatre.org. Contact Phone: 2067819707. Saturday, October 8, 2016, 7:30 PM – 9:45 PM. Taproot Theatre 204 N 85th St Seattle, WA 98103. For more info visit taproottheatre.org.

Romeo & Juliet Ballet

City Opera Ballet presents an all new Romeo and Juliet, choreographed by Amber Willett. This production features an original score, commissioned by City Opera Ballet, composed by Jon Steinmeier. Moving, cinematic, and highly percussive, Steinmeier’s score links with Willett’s emotional and relatable portrayal of Shakespeare's most famous lovers. A story of remarkable contrasts--love and hate, youth and age, a funeral on a wedding day-- COB's Romeo and Juliet is more than a story of pretty teenage lovers, but of voyagers across the barriers that separate forbidden loves, but also creeds, cities, and our own mortalities. Two hearts that couldn’t be joined in life are united in a death that is not sweet, but a warning: to seek concord among social/political differences, among family, among those who love but don’t fully understand us. Category: Arts & entertainment. Audience: Teens. Singles. College Students. Dads. Moms. Seniors. Families. Cost: Patrons $45, Adults $37, Seniors $27, Students $18. Contact Name: Amber Willett. Contact Email: amberlwillett@gmail.com. Contact Phone: 2063841208. Saturday, October 8, 2016, 7:30 PM – 9:30 PM. The Theater at Meydenbauer Center. For more info visit www.cityoperaballet.org.

The Addams Family

Wednesday Addams, the ultimate princess of darkness, has grown up and fallen in love with a sweet, smart young man from a respectable family – a man her parents have never met. Everything will change for the whole family on the fateful night they host a dinner for Wednesday’s “normal” boyfriend and his parents. With an original story from Marshall Brickman & Rick Elice (Jersey Boys), and Tony-nominated music and lyrics composed by Drama Desk Award winner Andrew Lipps (The Wild Party). Category: Theater. Cost: $31/Adult $29/Senior $29/Student $29/Military $22/Child 12 and under $27/Groups of 10 or more. Contact Name: Box Office. Contact Email: boxoffice@tmp.org. Contact Phone: 2535656867. Saturday, October 8, 2016, 7:30 PM. Tacoma Musical Playhouse 7116 Sixth Avenue, Tacoma, WA 98406. For more info visit tmp.org.

Dr. Yaw Perbi at Westminster Chapel

REACHING LOST PEOPLE Sunday, October 9, 9:00 & 10:45 AM, Sanctuary As part of our sermon series on Family Values, Dr. Yaw Perbi will be our guest speaker. He will be speaking on "Reaching Lost People" from a global perceptive. Dr. Perbi is a medical doctor by training and has practiced medicine in both his home country, Ghana, and with the United Nations Operation in Cote d’Ivoire. Category: Charitable. Classes & lectures. Faith. Volunteer. Audience: Singles. College Students. Dads. Moms. Seniors. Cost: Free. Contact Name: Tiffany Sanders. Contact Email: tiffanys@westminster.org. Contact Phone: (425)747-1461. Sunday, October 9, 2016, 9:45 AM – 11:45 AM. Westminster Chapel of Bellevue 13546 NE 24th Street Bellevue, WA 98005.

Remodeled Homes Tour

Oct. 8-9, 2016, 10am to 5pm both days Step inside! Everyone is welcome to experience the Puget Sound's premier home tour, October 8 and 9 at various locations throughout King and Snohomish counties. The Remodeled Homes Tour, presented by the Master Builders Association of King and Snohomish Counties and made possible by Dunn Lumber, features 15 expertly renovated homes as designed and constructed by Master Builder member professionals. Experience firsthand the latest remodeling trends as you immerse yourself inside beautifully crafted private homes gushing with personality and presentation. Who knows, your next home renovation inspiration could be right around the corner. The Remodeled Homes Tour has been laying out the welcome mat for 20 years. A community favorite, the free, family-friendly event offers the exclusive opportunity to get up close and personal with the best of home renovations from around the region. The event is free, thanks to the generous support of signature sponsor Dunn Lumber and… Category: Family. Outdoor. Audience: Singles. Dads. Moms. Seniors. Families. Cost: Free. Contact Name: Eric Thomas. Contact Email: ethomas@mbaks.com. Contact Phone: 425-460-8234. Sunday, October 9, 2016, 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM. Homes throughout the Seattle area and Eastside. For more info visit www.remodeltour.com.

Educator Appreciation Days! Special Storytime in Spanish and American Sign Language

All educators pre-K through grade 12 will receive a special 25% discount ! This is a special storytime with children's author Gowri Nat. The author is Trilingual in English, Spanish and American Sign Language. She will be teaching Sign Language during her event from 12noon to 2pm! Great for kids of all ages and educators! Please join us for this fun and educational storytime. Category: Arts & entertainment. Family. Schools. Audience: Kids. Teens. Singles. College Students. Dads. Moms. Seniors. Families. Cost: free. Contact Name: Kristina Twiss. Contact Email: crm1915@bn.com. Contact Phone: 425-451-8463. Sunday, October 9, 2016, 12:00 PM – 2:00 PM. Downtown Bellevue Barnes & Noble 626 106th Ave Ne Bellevue, WA 98004.

Leo Frank: Murder in Marietta

A century ago, Leo Frank, a young Jewish factory superintendant in prison on suspicion of murder, was kidnapped and lynched in Georgia. The incident inspired a Tony award-winning Broadway musical "Parade," a TV mini-series with Jack Lemmon ("The Murder of Mary Phagan"), a PBS special, and numerous novels, songs, and books. Lecturer Stephen Kalish, professor emeritus of legal ethics at Nebraska College of Law, helps us understand this earth-shattering story in legal history and popular culture. Co-presented by TASVEER: Seattle's South Asian Film Festival. Filmmaker Andy Schocken in attendance. Rated PG. Category: Arts & entertainment. Audience: College Students. Dads. Moms. Seniors. Cost: $12 General Admission $8 SJCC Members. Contact Name: Adrian Ann. Contact Email: info@sjcc.org. Contact Phone: 2062327115. Sunday, October 9, 2016, 2:00 PM – 3:30 PM. Stroum Jewish Community Center 3801 E Mercer Way Mercer Island WA 98040. For more info visit sjcc.org.

Romeo & Juliet Ballet

City Opera Ballet presents an all new Romeo and Juliet, choreographed by Amber Willett. This production features an original score, commissioned by City Opera Ballet, composed by Jon Steinmeier. Moving, cinematic, and highly percussive, Steinmeier’s score links with Willett’s emotional and relatable portrayal of Shakespeare's most famous lovers. A story of remarkable contrasts--love and hate, youth and age, a funeral on a wedding day-- COB's Romeo and Juliet is more than a story of pretty teenage lovers, but of voyagers across the barriers that separate forbidden loves, but also creeds, cities, and our own mortalities. Two hearts that couldn’t be joined in life are united in a death that is not sweet, but a warning: to seek concord among social/political differences, among family, among those who love but don’t fully understand us. Category: Arts & entertainment. Audience: Teens. Singles. College Students. Dads. Moms. Seniors. Families. Cost: Patrons $45, Adults $37, Seniors $27, Students $18. Contact Name: Amber Willett. Contact Email: amberlwillett@gmail.com. Contact Phone: 2063841208. Sunday, October 9, 2016, 3:00 PM – 5:00 PM. The Theater at Meydenbauer Center. For more info visit www.cityoperaballet.org.

Family Travel Information Seminar

Join us for an informative travel session about Global Family Travels immersive trips. Our 2017 destinations include Cuba, China, Ecuador, India, Nepal, Nicaragua, Peru, South Africa and Tanzania! We also offer custom-made family trips, with immersive and volunteer components. We will give a short presentation about some of our trips, and afterwards participants will have the opportunity to learn more about the specific tours that interest them. RSVP to email, phone or Facebook Event Page: https://www.facebook.com/events/1166814073391644/. Category: Family. Audience: Families. Cost: Free. Contact Name: Jennifer Spatz at Global Family Travels. Contact Email: info@globalfamilytravels.com. Contact Phone: 2068903442. Sunday, October 9, 2016, 3:30 PM – 5:30 PM. Bellevue Impact Hub 555 116th Ave NE Bellevue, WA 98004. For more info visit globalfamilytravels.com.

The Addams Family

Wednesday Addams, the ultimate princess of darkness, has grown up and fallen in love with a sweet, smart young man from a respectable family – a man her parents have never met. Everything will change for the whole family on the fateful night they host a dinner for Wednesday’s “normal” boyfriend and his parents. With an original story from Marshall Brickman & Rick Elice (Jersey Boys), and Tony-nominated music and lyrics composed by Drama Desk Award winner Andrew Lipps (The Wild Party). Category: Theater. Cost: $31/Adult $29/Senior $29/Student $29/Military $22/Child 12 and under $27/Groups of 10 or more. Contact Name: Box Office. Contact Email: boxoffice@tmp.org. Contact Phone: 2535656867. Sunday, October 9, 2016, 7:30 PM. Tacoma Musical Playhouse 7116 Sixth Avenue, Tacoma, WA 98406. For more info visit tmp.org.

P.S. of Puget Sound Annual Walk to Remember

October 9, 2016 9:00 am – 12:00 pm Gene Coulon Memorial Park Join us to walk in memory of your child(ren). Your whole family is welcome for this event and refreshments (coffee, donuts, and juice) are provided. The walk is about a mile and is appropriate for all ages. We will meet at the shelter in the park and pre-registration is not required but highly encouraged. A donation is greatly appreciated and helps fund the walk, as well as the newsletter and support group resources. Registration begins at 9am and the walk will commence at 10am. There will be a carnation release following the walk. Adult, youth and infant t-shirts will be available for $15 at the walk and you can pre-order your shirt online! We look forward to seeing you there! Directions: Gene Coulon Park, 1201 Lake Washington Blvd. N, Renton. From I-405 North or South: Take Exit 5 and head west on NE Park Drive. Proceed to the bottom of the hill and turn right on Lake Washington Blvd, proceeding north. The park entrance is… Category: Benefit. Charitable. Family. Organizations. Volunteer. Audience: Kids. Dads. Moms. Families. Cost: Suggested donation. Contact Name: Jill Hoelscher. Contact Email: jillehoelscher@hotmail.com. Contact Phone: 425-614-0419. Sunday, October 9, 2016, 9:00 PM – Monday, October 10, 2016, 12:00 AM. Gene Coulon Park, Renton, WA. For more info visit www.psofpugetsound.org.

Outdoor Group Fitness

Come join a fun morning workout group to get up and start your day off right. All fitness levels are welcomed and will get a great full body workout. Its a safe, fun and effective workout...check it out for free! Category: Sports & recreation. Audience: Singles. College Students. Dads. Moms. Seniors. Cost: $9 per session. Contact Name: Melissa Korda. Contact Email: info@fitnessbootcampnow.com. Contact Phone: 206-355-5432. Monday, October 10, 2016, 5:30 AM – 6:10 AM. Bellevue High School 10416 SE Wolverine Way, Bellevue, WA 98004.

CANDIDATES FORUM FOCUSING ON THE AGE WAVE

Washington State Legislators and candidates from the 1st, 5th, 41st, 45th and 48th districts will participate in a legislative forum at the North Bellevue Community Center on October 10th. The forum will focus on Washington State’s Aging readiness and will include a presentation about how Washington State can take the lead to create age friendly communities, strengthen the long-term support system, promote economic security in retirement, and increase protections against abuse, neglect and exploitation. Legislators and candidates will comment and take questions from the audience. Registration is required. To register click on http://svy.mk/2be2EiL or E mail Gigi at gigi.meinig@seattle.gov. Category: Government. Political. Audience: College Students. Dads. Moms. Seniors. Cost: FREE. Contact Name: Gigi Meinig. Contact Email: gigi.meinig@seattle.gov. Contact Phone: (206) 684-0655. Monday, October 10, 2016, 1:30 PM – 3:30 PM. North Bellevue Community Center 4063 148th Avenue NE Bellevue, WA. For more info visit www.agingkingcounty.org.

Alzheimer's Association Long-Distance Seattle Caregiver Support Group

Caring for someone with memory loss long-distance? Do you need information and support? Alzheimer’s Association family caregiver support groups provide a consistent and caring place for people to learn, share and gain emotional support from others who are also on a unique journey of providing care to a person long-distance with memory loss. Meetings are held the 2nd Monday of the month, from 6:00-7:30 pm, at Full Life Care, 6555 Ravenna Ave NE, Seattle, WA 98112. For information call Marian Sheehan, (206) 323-2096. Category: Service clubs. Cost: Free. Contact Name: Marian Sheehan. Contact Phone: 206-323-2096. Monday, October 10, 2016, 6:00 PM – 7:30 PM. Full Life Care, 6555 Ravenna Ave NE, Seattle, WA 98112.

Iulia Pana- Ebony Bones

A Romanian poet, visual artist, and TV journalist, Iulia Pana made her literary debut in 1996 and has authored multiple award-winning volumes of poetry, drama, and scripts since. Pana presents her poetry to an English speaking audience for the first time in Ebony Bones, a collection of side-by-side Romanian and English translations of her poems and a moving exploration of the human experience. Join us at this reading and signing with Pana as she shares the thoughtful collection with us. Category: Arts & entertainment. Audience: Singles. College Students. Dads. Moms. Seniors. Cost: Free. Monday, October 10, 2016, 6:00 PM – 7:00 PM. University Book Store 990 102nd Ave NE, Bellevue, WA, 98004. For more info visit www2.bookstore.washington.edu.

Mandarin + Korean Classes

We are currently enrolling school-aged children (5-10) for Mandarin and Korean classes starting September 1, 2016 through June following the Bellevue school calendar. We offer smaller ratios targeting 6 kids per class to maximize their learning potential. Choose how many days and which days each week you'd like your child to participate (Mondays, Wednesday and/or Fridays). ​ We offer classes from 6:00pm - 7:30pm and from 7:30pm - 9:00pm. Category: Classes & lectures. Schools. Audience: Kids. Cost: $15/hour. Contact Name: Ashleigh Cho. Contact Email: tottinidiscovery@gmail.com. Contact Phone: 425-505-2794. Monday, October 10, 2016, 6:00 PM – 7:30 PM. Tottini Discovery 2253 140th Ave. NE Bellevue, WA 98005. For more info visit www.tottinidiscovery.com.

Jewish Genealogy Monthly Workshop

November's free presentation will be a "Beginning Jewish Genealogy Workshop". The speaker will be Nancy Adelson, a genealogist and frequent speaker on Jewish Genealogy. Please attend if you are interested in beginning your family's Jewish ancestral search or if you have already started and you have questions, brick walls, or want to learn more of where to research. Beginners, Intermediate researchers, and advanced researchers are all welcome! Category: Classes & lectures. Family. Organizations. Volunteer. Audience: Teens. Singles. College Students. Dads. Moms. Seniors. Families. Cost: Free or you can join the Jewish Genealogy Society of Washington State. Contact Name: Karen Campbell. Contact Email: billkarenmax@frontier.com. Contact Phone: 206-790-2167. Monday, October 10, 2016, 7:00 PM – 9:30 PM. The Factoria LDS Building at 4200 124th Ave. SE, Bellevue, WA 98006 (in Factoria, just off I-90 and I-405). For more info visit www.jgsws.org.

Free Genealogy Event in Bellevue: Beginning Courthouse Research

Free Genealogy Events in Bellevue - meetings with speakers every 2nd Tuesday evening of each month, depending on holidays! On September 12, 2016, Dr. Janice Lovelace will be speaking on "Beyond Online: Beginning Courthouse Research" and the description of her talk is: Step away from the computer to search for records that may not be digitized, but are stored in county courthouses across the country. Find out what kinds of documents you can locate from land records to court proceedings, and how that information will help your research. Using many examples, including some from her great-grandparents, Janice shares her valuable knowledge of resources and methods for researching records in courthouses. Category: Classes & lectures. Family. Organizations. Volunteer. Audience: Teens. Singles. College Students. Dads. Moms. Seniors. Families. Cost: FREE! Contact Name: Karen Campbell. Contact Email: KarenCampbellGenealogy@outlook.com. Contact Phone: 206-790-2167. Monday, October 10, 2016, 7:15 PM – 9:15 PM. LDS Factoria Building 4200 124th Ave. SE, Bellevue, WA 98006. For more info visit www.jgsws.org.

Early Stage Memory Loss Garden Walk

Looking to be more active? Join the Alzheimer's Association Washington State Chapter at the Bellevue Botanical Garden and enjoy walks on scenic paths with good company. The Garden Walk offers individuals living with mild memory loss and related changes an opportunity for regular, light exercise and camaraderie. Care partners welcome. Garden Walk will meet on Tuesday mornings starting September 6, 2016. Pre-registration is required. For more information, contact Katherine Painter at 206-529-3868 or kpainter@alz.org. Category: Outdoor. Cost: Free. Contact Name: Katherine Painter. Contact Email: kpainter@alz.org. Contact Phone: 206-529-3868. Tuesday, October 11, 2016. Bellevue, WA. For more info visit www.alzwa.org.

UW Botanic Gardens - Gentle Yoga and Walking Meditation in the Arboretum

Join us in the Arboretum for some fun and gentle exploration of yoga in outdoor environments. Class is great for beginners through advanced practitioners and will include both yoga poses and walking meditation. Bring your own mat. Class Dates (all classes are Tuesdays, from 9:15-10:45am) September 20 September 27 October 4 October 11 Instructor Sarah Belisle teaches hatha and hatha flow yoga in the Seattle area. As a teacher, Sarah loves sharing yoga and hopes to help students to discover how yoga can benefit their everyday lives. She strives to create a welcoming environment where students can tune into their own experience and have fun. Category: Classes & lectures. Outdoor. Sports & recreation. Audience: Teens. Singles. College Students. Dads. Moms. Seniors. Cost: $60 for series of 4 classes Register athttps://www.uwbotanicgardenscatalog.org , or call 206-685-8033. Contact Name: Sasha McGuire. Contact Email: urbhort@uw.edu. Contact Phone: 206-685-8033. Tuesday, October 11, 2016, 9:15 AM – 10:45 AM. Washington Park Arboretum Graham Visitors Center 2300 Arboretum Drive East Seattle WA 98112. For more info visit www.uwbotanicgardenscatalog.org.

Cascade Chapter Daughters of the American Revolution Monthly Meeting

Program: A Tale of Two Flags Theme: Education/History/Heritage Speaker: Presented by Patty Russell, Chairman of the "State Flag Replication Committee," Immediate Past Regent of the Sacajawea Chapter. During the early years of the Daughters of the American Revolution in Washington State, DAR Daughters designed and made a Washington State Flag to hang at Continental Congress in 1914, and in 1924 a Washington State Banner that was adopted by the Washington State Legislature as the official Banner for the State of Washington. Learn the history behind these two flags..how they came to be and the women behind them as well as the replication process of a new Banner to take the place of the original Banner in our Legislative Building. Category: Charitable. Classes & lectures. Family. Government. Organizations. Schools. Volunteer. Cost: $27.00. Contact Name: Bronwen Maxwell. Contact Email: maxbron@comcast.net. Contact Phone: 425-641-1249. Tuesday, October 11, 2016, 10:30 AM – 1:30 PM. Please contact Bronwen Maxwell, Regent at (425) 641-1249 for RSVP and location.

Tuesday Dance

The Sound of Swing plays every second Tuesday of the month from 2pm to 4pm . Come and dance to all of your favorite songs during the big band era. Refreshments are provided . You can dance or just come by to listen everyone is welcome. $3 dollar admission. Category: Arts & entertainment. Audience: Teens. Singles. Dads. Moms. Seniors. Families. Cost: 3.00. Contact Name: Darrion Spratley. Contact Email: dspratley@bellevuewa.gov. Contact Phone: 425-452-7681. Tuesday, October 11, 2016, 2:00 PM – 4:00 PM. 4063 148th Ave NE Bellevue WA 98007.

Toddler Time at SkyMania!

$5 for children 5 years and under, parent is free. We also offer complimentary, hot chocolate, coffee and other beverages to parents of young jumpers, plus a comfortable setting to relax while the kiddies play. Category: Family. Sports & recreation. Audience: Kids. Dads. Moms. Cost: $5. Contact Name: nancy. Contact Email: info@skymaniatrampolines.com. Contact Phone: 425-825-7599. Tuesday, October 11, 2016, 6:00 PM. 11801 NE 116th Street, Suite B, Kirkland, WA.

Writing for Children and Young Adult Audiences

Do you have a children’s book hiding in your head? A teen novel in a long-neglected drawer? Or maybe you write every day and want to get your project ready to publish? Whether you are writing picture books, fiction for magazines, middle grade novels, or YA you’ll be exposed to tricks of the trade that keep young readers turning pages. Learn more about the instructor at: http://www.katherinegracebond.com. Category: Arts & entertainment. Classes & lectures. Audience: College Students. Dads. Moms. Seniors. Cost: $185.00 (8 sessions). Tuesday, October 11, 2016, 6:00 PM – 8:30 PM. North Seattle College, CC Bldg, Room 3346 9600 College Way N Seattle WA 98103. For more info visit continuinged.northseattle.edu.

Forest Stewardship Coached Planning

Our flagship class will teach you how to assess your trees, avoid insect and disease problems, attract wildlife, and take practical steps to keep your forest on track to provide enjoyment and even income for years to come. In this class you will develop your own Forest Stewardship Plan, which brings state recognition as a Stewardship Forest and eligibility for cost-share assistance, and may also qualify you for significant property tax reductions. Category: Classes & lectures. Family. Outdoor. Audience: Singles. Dads. Moms. Seniors. Families. Cost: $185 before September 13th, $215 September 13th or later. Contact Name: Ian Fawley. Contact Email: ian.fawley@wsu.edu. Contact Phone: 425-357-6023. Tuesday, October 11, 2016, 6:30 PM – 9:30 PM. Tuesday evening sessions will be held at the Preston Community Center, 8625 310th Ave SE, Preston, WA 98027 (driving directions and parking map). For more info visit forestry.wsu.edu.

PNWA Writing Workshop: After the First Draft

This workshop is designed for authors with a completed novel who are looking to begin the revision process. This 10 week course takes you through all phases of the revision process with an eye to defining your story, interweaving plot and subplot, building on theme and subtext and deepening your characters. Category: Classes & lectures. Organizations. Cost: $400 for PNWA members/ $500 for nonmembers. Contact Name: Maria Philips. Contact Email: mariapnwa@gmail.com. Contact Phone: 425-673-2665. Tuesday, October 11, 2016, 6:30 PM – 9:30 PM. Writer’s Cottage 317 NW Gilman Blvd, Suite 8 Issaquah, WA 98027.

Alzheimer's Association Kirkland Adult Child Support Group

Are you the adult child of a parent with memory loss? Do you need information and support? Alzheimer’s Association family caregiver support groups provide a consistent and caring place for people to learn, share and gain emotional support from others who are also on a unique journey of providing care to a parent with memory loss. Meetings are held the 2nd Tuesday of each month from 7:00-8:30 pm at Kirkland Congregational Church, Common Room, 106 5th Ave, Kirkland, WA 98033. For information call Nina Patera at 206.412.2790. Category: Service clubs. Cost: Free. Contact Name: Nina Patera. Contact Phone: 206-412-2790. Tuesday, October 11, 2016, 7:00 PM – 8:30 PM. Kirkland Congregational Church Common Room, 106 5th Ave, Kirkland, WA 98033.

Botanical Drawing

The pencil is an effective tool for producing beautiful botanical works and skill in pencil rendering is also a good basis for ongoing study of botanical art in other media such as watercolor. It is highly recommended that you take Botanical Drawing as a prerequisite to Botanical Watercolor. All levels welcome; intermediate students can take on more advanced plant subjects. A short list of materials for the first class will be provided prior to the first class and a more complete list of supplies will be discussed in the first class. Category: Classes & lectures. Audience: Teens. Singles. College Students. Dads. Moms. Seniors. Cost: $230.00 for seven classes in series. Contact Name: Sasha McGuire. Contact Email: urbhort@uw.edu. Contact Phone: 206-685-8033. Tuesday, October 11, 2016, 7:00 PM – 9:30 PM. Center for Urban Horticulture 3501 NE 41st Street Seattle WA 98105. For more info visit www.uwbotanicgardenscatalog.org.

Pacific Northwest Audio Society Meeting

The Pacific Northwest Audio Society has been dedicated to the exploration and enjoyment of fine music and electronics since its founding in 1978. We're audiophiles and music lovers with diverse backgrounds and a range of interests in music and audio reproduction. Visitors are welcome - please join us! For meeting details and more information, please visit our website at www.audiosociety.org. Category: Music. Organizations. Tuesday, October 11, 2016, 7:00 PM – 9:00 PM. 407 First Street, Kirkland, WA.

Korean Language Classes

We are currently enrolling school-aged children (5-10) for Mandarin and Korean classes starting September 2016 through June, following the Bellevue school calendar. We offer smaller ratios targeting 6-8 kids per class to maximize their learning potential. Choose how many days and which days each week you'd like your child to participate. Category: Classes & lectures. Schools. Audience: Kids. Cost: $15/hour. Contact Name: Ashleigh Cho. Contact Email: TOTTINIDISCOVERY@GMAIL.COM. Contact Phone: 425-505-2794. Wednesday, October 12, 2016. Tottini Discovery 2253 140th Ave. NE Bellevue, WA 98005. For more info visit www.tottinidiscovery.com.

Outdoor Group Fitness

Come join a fun morning workout group to get up and start your day off right. All fitness levels are welcomed and will get a great full body workout. Its a safe, fun and effective workout...check it out for free! Category: Sports & recreation. Audience: Singles. College Students. Dads. Moms. Seniors. Cost: $9 per session. Contact Name: Melissa Korda. Contact Email: info@fitnessbootcampnow.com. Contact Phone: 206-355-5432. Wednesday, October 12, 2016, 5:30 AM – 6:10 AM. Bellevue High School 10416 SE Wolverine Way, Bellevue, WA 98004.

Scene Weaving

In this course, students will focus on the well-crafted scene: devastating dialogue, authentic action, vivid setting. All of this comes from an inner landscape deep in the mind of your character. Appropriate for all genres of narrative writing: fiction, memoir, creative nonfiction. Classes include in-class writing and critique. Learn more about the instructor at: http://www.katherinegracebond.com To register by phone, call Registration Services at 425-564-2263. Category: Arts & entertainment. Classes & lectures. Audience: College Students. Dads. Moms. Seniors. Cost: $179.00 (10 sessions). Wednesday, October 12, 2016, 10:00 AM – 12:30 PM. Bellevue College North Campus, Room V1108 14673 NE 29th Place Bellevue, WA 98007. For more info visit www.campusce.net.

Toddler Story Time

Ages 12 month to 3 year olds with adult. Category: Family. Contact Name: Newport Way Library. Contact Phone: 425-747-2390. Wednesday, October 12, 2016, 10:30 AM. Newport Way Library 14250 SE Newport Way Bellevue WA 98006. For more info visit kcls.bibliocommons.com.

Preschool Story Time

Ages 3-5 years with adult. Category: Family. Contact Name: Newport Way Library. Contact Phone: 425-747-2390. Wednesday, October 12, 2016, 11:30 AM. Newport Way Library 14250 SE Newport Way Bellevue WA 98006. For more info visit kcls.bibliocommons.com.

Cultivating Complex Characters

While a strong plot makes a story worth telling, it is multilayered, nuanced characters who make a story worth reading. Learn six techniques for developing vibrant and believable characters, each with a distinct and compelling voice. Course includes reading, critique and support from a community of fellow writers. Learn more about the instructor at: http://www.katherinegracebond.com To register by phone, call Registration Services at 425-564-2263. Category: Arts & entertainment. Classes & lectures. Audience: College Students. Dads. Moms. Seniors. Cost: $237.00 (10 sessions). Wednesday, October 12, 2016, 1:00 PM – 4:00 PM. Bellevue College North Campus, Room V1108 14673 NE 29th Place Bellevue, WA 98007. For more info visit www.campusce.net.

Alzheimer's Association Bellevue Caregiver Support Group

Caring for someone with memory loss? Do you need information and support? Alzheimer’s Association family caregiver support groups provide a consistent and caring place for people to learn, share and gain emotional support from others who are also on a unique journey of providing care to a person with memory loss. Meetings are held the 2nd Wednesday of the month, from 1:30 – 3:00 pm, at Bellevue Family YMCA, 14230 Bel-Red Road, Bellevue, WA 98007. For information call Ruth Hansing at (206) 232-2537. Category: Service clubs. Cost: Free. Contact Name: Ruth Hansing. Contact Phone: 206-232-2537. Wednesday, October 12, 2016, 1:30 PM – 3:00 PM. at Bellevue Family YMCA, 14230 Bel-Red Road, Bellevue, WA 98007.

Mandarin + Korean Classes

We are currently enrolling school-aged children (5-10) for Mandarin and Korean classes starting September 1, 2016 through June following the Bellevue school calendar. We offer smaller ratios targeting 6 kids per class to maximize their learning potential. Choose how many days and which days each week you'd like your child to participate (Mondays, Wednesday and/or Fridays). ​ We offer classes from 6:00pm - 7:30pm and from 7:30pm - 9:00pm. Category: Classes & lectures. Schools. Audience: Kids. Cost: $15/hour. Contact Name: Ashleigh Cho. Contact Email: tottinidiscovery@gmail.com. Contact Phone: 425-505-2794. Wednesday, October 12, 2016, 6:00 PM – 7:30 PM. Tottini Discovery 2253 140th Ave. NE Bellevue, WA 98005. For more info visit www.tottinidiscovery.com.

Startup Grind Eastside

Startup Grind is the largest independent startup community, actively educating, inspiring, and connecting 215,000 founders in over 185 cities. The cornerstone of our global community are monthly events featuring successful local founders, innovators, educators and investors who share lessons learned on the road to building great companies. We have been in Seattle for 3 years and are excited to be starting a chapter on the Eastside! Category: Classes & lectures. Organizations. Audience: Singles. College Students. Dads. Moms. Cost: 17.00. Contact Name: Jack Smith. Contact Email: jsmith@startupgrind.com. Contact Phone: 415-404-1971. Wednesday, October 12, 2016, 6:00 PM – 8:30 PM. 555 116th Ave NE, Bellevue, WA 98004. For more info visit www.startupgrind.com.

The Magic of Writing for Children

Whether you’re a beginner, or have already published; whether you want to write for preschoolers, teens, or in-between, this is the class for you. We’ll explore what makes a book “work” for each age group in terms of word choice, characterization, theme, and structure. Plus, you’ll have the chance to get feedback in a safe environment from a seasoned author. Learn more about the instructor at: http://www.katherinegracebond.com To register by phone, call Registration Services at 425-564-2263. Category: Arts & entertainment. Classes & lectures. Audience: College Students. Dads. Moms. Seniors. Cost: $225.00 (10 sessions). Wednesday, October 12, 2016, 6:00 PM – 8:30 PM. Bellevue College North Campus, Room V1108 14673 NE 29th Place Bellevue, WA 98007. For more info visit www.campusce.net.

Toddler Time at SkyMania!

$5 for children 5 years and under, parent is free. We also offer complimentary, hot chocolate, coffee and other beverages to parents of young jumpers, plus a comfortable setting to relax while the kiddies play. Category: Family. Sports & recreation. Audience: Kids. Dads. Moms. Cost: $5. Contact Name: nancy. Contact Email: info@skymaniatrampolines.com. Contact Phone: 425-825-7599. Wednesday, October 12, 2016, 6:00 PM. 11801 NE 116th Street, Suite B, Kirkland, WA.

Yoga and Meditation

Unity of Bellevue is excited to offer 6:00pm Wednesday YOGA“plus” starting on April 6th! Howard Lamb, with GRUVflow Yoga and a RYT 200hr certified instructor, will lead a “slow flow yin” class accessible for all levels. For a great vibe the practice will be held in the Atrium featuring a surround sound system streaming downtempo electronic music with lava lamps illuminating the stone garden wall! Following every yoga class there will be a 7:15pm “Plus” Event featuring a guest speaker or musician to replenish your mid-week spiritual well. Makenna Wagner will launch the series on April 6th with an intimate musical performance accompanied by Bob De Dea on the keyboards! Every 2nd and 4th Wednesdays at 7:15pm Dr. Brenda Butterfield, a mental health therapist and mindfulness based stress reduction (MBSR) instructor, will lead a Mindful Meditation followed by an opportunity to share and connect with others learning to live a more contemplative life. All are invited to attend both, the yoga, or the Plus ev… Category: Classes & lectures. Faith. Sports & recreation. Audience: Teens. Singles. College Students. Dads. Moms. Seniors. Cost: $10 - $25. Contact Name: Howard Lamb. Wednesday, October 12, 2016, 6:00 PM – 8:15 PM. Unity of Bellevue 16330 NE 4th St, Bellevue, WA 98008. For more info visit www.unityofbellevue.org.

Mandarin Class (5-10 Year Olds)

We are currently enrolling school-aged children (5-10) for Mandarin and Korean classes starting September 2016 through June, following the Bellevue school calendar. We offer smaller ratios targeting 6-8 kids per class to maximize their learning potential. Choose how many days and which days each week you'd like your child to participate. ​. Category: Classes & lectures. Schools. Audience: Kids. Cost: $15/hour. Contact Name: Ashleigh Cho. Contact Email: TOTTINIDISCOVERY@GMAIL.COM. Contact Phone: 425-505-2794. Wednesday, October 12, 2016, 6:30 PM – 8:00 PM. Tottini Discovery 2253 140th Ave. NE Bellevue, WA 98005. For more info visit www.tottinidiscovery.com.

Parenting the Positive Discipline Way Research Study

Be part of a research study and receive a 6 week Positive Discipline parenting class and two books FREE! This study, through Southern Illinois University is looking at the effectiveness of parent training. There are two cohorts and you will be assigned to either the fall cohort beginning 10/12 or winter starting 1/18. The course will be taught by two certified Positive Discipline Trainers and instructors from the Bellevue College Parent Education program. www.bellevuecollege.edu/parented More info and to register visit: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/parenting-the-positive-discipline-way-research-study-by-positive-discipline-tickets-27368807841. Category: Classes & lectures. Family. Audience: Singles. Dads. Moms. Families. Cost: FREE. Contact Name: kristin nasman. Contact Email: kristin.nasman@bellevuecollege.edu. Contact Phone: 2069100084. Wednesday, October 12, 2016, 6:30 PM – 8:30 PM. Bellevue College Building Q/parent education program building. For more info visit www.bellevuecollege.edu.

PNWA Writing Workshop: Write Your Story

Whether you write a stand –alone novel, or a series, this 10 week intensive workshop will give you the tools you need. You will learn plot points, key scenes, point of view and how to develop your setting and characters. Each class will also include writing exercises, critique and consultation sessions. Category: Classes & lectures. Organizations. Cost: $400 for PNWA members/ $500 for nonmembers. Contact Name: Maria Philips. Contact Email: mariapnwa@gmail.com. Contact Phone: 425-673-2665. Wednesday, October 12, 2016, 6:30 PM – 9:30 PM. Writer’s Cottage 317 NW Gilman Blvd, Suite 8 Issaquah, WA 98027.

Joyful Noise

Taproot Theatre Company presents Joyful Noise September 21 – October 22 Let us sing of greater things. George Frederick Handel is in crisis. His patron is dead, his operas are unpopular and he’s suffered public humiliation of his own making. From this ruin a joyous masterpiece is born. Witty, scandalous and based on the true story of the creation of Handel’s Messiah, this is a tale to inspire. Playing every Wednesday/Thursday at 7:30pm, Friday/Saturday at 8pm, and Saturday Matinee at 2pm. Taproot Theatre is located at 204 N 85th St in Seattle's Greenwood neighborhood. For tickets please call 206.781.9707 or visit www.taproottheatre.org. Category: Arts & entertainment. Music. Theater. Audience: Kids. Teens. Singles. College Students. Dads. Moms. Seniors. Families. Cost: $25 - $46. Contact Name: Box Office. Contact Email: Box@taproottheatre.org. Contact Phone: 2067819707. Wednesday, October 12, 2016, 7:30 PM – 9:45 PM. Taproot Theatre 204 N 85th St Seattle, WA 98103. For more info visit taproottheatre.org.