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Alpaca Community Education/Pen Sale & Shearing Event

Alpaca Community Education/ Pen Sale April 30 @ 10:00 am – May 1, 2016 @ 4:00 pm Enter to win an alpaca scarf by signing up to receive emails from www.Fibersoftheworld.com about events and news from your Fibershed of the Greater Northwest. $35 for alpaca shearing (service includes nail trim, teeth trim) $10 per immunizations available upon scheduling. Sorry no sheep or goat shearing this year – Shearer was not available on our dates. You can however donate back logged fiber for a donation certificate! Call Marlene and Chuck Presser of Longneckers Ranch at (425) 773-8860 to schedule your shearing. The ranch is open to the public for this weekend for family visits and for those interested in owning alpacas or other fiber animals. Participating farmers can benefit by reducing their backlog of fiber storage, reducing their expenses, and receiving credits for their fiber contributions while contributing to the local community. Category: Arts & entertainment. Benefit. Charitable. Classes & lectures. Fairs & festivals. Faith. Family. Food & drink. Government. Graduation. Holiday. Music. Organizations. Outdoor. Political. Reunions. Schools. Service clubs. Sports & recreation. Theater. Volunteer. Wedding. Audience: Kids. Teens. Singles. College Students. Dads. Moms. Seniors. Families. Cost: Free. Contact Name: Marlene. Contact Email: marlene@fibersoftheworld.com. Contact Phone: 360-651-2647. Saturday, April 30, 2016 – Sunday, May 1, 2016. Longneckers Alpaca Ranch 9506 131st Ave NE Lake Stevens, WA 98258.

Decked-Out: From Scroll to Skateboard

Street art and bonsai collide in this first-of-its-kind exhibit. Skate decks painted by the Pacific Northwest’s most talented urban muralists replace the traditional hanging scroll used in bonsai displays. Experience bonsai as never before. Category: Arts & entertainment. Audience: Kids. Teens. Singles. College Students. Dads. Moms. Seniors. Families. Cost: Free. Contact Name: Pacific Bonsai Museum. Contact Email: info@pacificbonsaimuseum.org. Contact Phone: 253-353-7345. Saturday, April 30, 2016 – Sunday, October 2, 2016. 2515 S 336th Street Federal Way, WA 98003. For more info visit pacificbonsaimuseum.org.

Farm to Table Dinner & Education Days

Farm to Table Dinner and Fashion Show Saturday, May 21, 2016 6:00 PM- 9:30 PM Enjoy a May Farm to Table dinner - May 21st 2016 with author Erin Axelrod, permaculture & indigo expert of Northern California Fibershed and LIFT Economy. She will share with us many of her fibershed success stories. Enjoy a reception and natural farm-to-fiber fashion show. The evening highlight will include a display of beautifully designed fiber accessories and garments by local artisans in our "Hall of Fibers". Dinner will be prepared by the famous duo women chefs: Terra Kelly of The Hungry Pelican and Private Chef Dana Daniel. Plus, we have 1 great guy: Chef Andy Gibbs - Andy's Fish House. Our dinner will be prepared from ingredients from local owned farms paired with regional wines and local beer. This is a fundraiser to raise awareness for Washington farming and specifically women in farming. Join us and celebrate the connection between farmers and our local fibershed. Farm & Fib… Category: Arts & entertainment. Benefit. Charitable. Classes & lectures. Fairs & festivals. Faith. Family. Food & drink. Government. Graduation. Holiday. Music. Organizations. Outdoor. Political. Reunions. Schools. Service clubs. Sports & recreation. Theater. Volunteer. Wedding. Audience: Kids. Teens. Singles. College Students. Dads. Moms. Seniors. Families. Cost: Varies. Contact Name: Marlene. Contact Email: marlene@fibersoftheworld.com. Contact Phone: 360-651-2647. Saturday, April 30, 2016 – Sunday, May 1, 2016. Longneckers Alpaca Ranch 9506 131st ave NE Lake Stevens, WA 98258.

Sleep Train’s Clothing Drive for Foster Kids

For foster kids, a new shirt, pair of jeans, or a dress is more than just an article of clothing. They allows kids to feel a sense of normalcy among their peers, be confident at school or while participating in activities, and so much more. To help ensure foster kids have clothes that fit and make them feel good, Sleep Train is hosting its annual Clothing Drive now through June 26th. Donate new clothing in all sizes – infant to adult at any Sleep Train store. The most requested items are jeans, t-shirts, sweatshirts, sweaters and packaged socks and undergarments. For more information, visit www.sleeptrainfosterkids.org. Category: Benefit. Charitable. Saturday, April 30, 2016. Sleep Train 833 Bellevue Way NE Bellevue, WA 98004.

Matheson Symposium: Managing Acute Illness of the Aging Population

**ONE OR BOTH DAYS** Friday, April 29th and Saturday, April 30th, 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. You can attend one or both days. Please join Debbie A. Gunter, MN, RN, FNPBC, ACHPN, CMSRN, a national and international speaker, having presented over 700 nursing seminars on critical care, medical-surgery, geriatric and palliative care topics. Debbie has over 30 years of nursing experience with her current role as a nurse practitioner with Emory Healthcare System in Atlanta, Georgia providing palliative care expertise to hospitalized patients. Overview: The hospitalized geriatric patient is at great risk for multiple complications that can result in increased morbidity and mortality. This two-day program is designed to provide the nurse and other health care providers with the up-to-date information necessary to provide excellent care for the acutely ill geriatric patient. This program prepares the learner to: • Gain confidence in the management of the acutely ill geriatric patient. • Increase awareness of ear… Category: Classes & lectures. Family. Audience: Dads. Moms. Seniors. Families. Cost: $150. Contact Name: Family & Community Education. Contact Email: classes@overlakehospital.org. Contact Phone: 425-688-5259. Saturday, April 30, 2016, 7:30 AM – 3:45 PM. Overlake Medical Center - PACCAR Education Center Bellevue, WA. For more info visit www.overlakehospital.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, April 30, 2016, 9:00 AM – 11:00 AM. Redmond Town Center. For more info visit exoticsat.com.

Eastside Edible Plant Sale

This is a great opportunity to shop for unusual plants and get a jump on spring gardening projects. This year's sale will feature 43 types of tomatoes and 32 types of peppers, along with a wide variety of other edible and ornamental plants. Some are new to the market, but many have been field tested at the Demonstration Garden. Gift planters will be a new item this year—and just in time for Mother's Day! All of the vegetable, herb, and flower starts are grown locally by Master Gardeners, and all proceeds from the sale benefit the Master Gardener Foundation. Category: Benefit. Audience: Teens. Singles. College Students. Dads. Moms. Seniors. Contact Name: Mary Osborne. Contact Email: rosborne60@aol.com. Contact Phone: 4254855942. Saturday, April 30, 2016, 9:30 AM – 1:00 PM. Master Gardener's Urban Demonstration Garden 15500 SE 16th St. Bellevue, WA 98007. For more info visit www.mgfkc.org.

5th Annual Angels Abreast Fundraiser/Spring Bazaar

Join us for our 5th annual Angels Abreast Fundraiser/Spring Bazaar in memory of Jeanne Hitchcock. We will have crafters, vendors, BBQ, Bake Sale and Raffles. All proceeds go to breast cancer research and free mammograms for those who cannot afford them. Category: Charitable. Audience: Kids. Teens. Singles. College Students. Dads. Moms. Seniors. Families. Cost: Donation. Saturday, April 30, 2016, 10:00 AM – 4:00 PM. 1627 S 312th St Federal Way, WA 98023.

Decked-Out Opening Day

Join us for a one-of-a-kind exhibit opening! All-day events include an art station, poetry station and food trucks. -Bonsai Demo by Curator Aarin Packard (noon-1:30pm) -Kusamono Demo by Greg Brenden (2:00pm-3:30pm) -Poetry Workshop 2:00pm – 4:00pm with the Washington State Poet Laureate Tod Marshall, (register with King County Libraries) -Artist Panel Discussion (4:00pm-5:30pm) -Docent Led Tour (5:30-6pm) -Invitation-Only Reception 5:30pm – 6:30pm Meet the artists, take a Curator led tour, includes a complimentary ticket to the Opening Night Party, all members invited. Category: Arts & entertainment. Audience: Kids. Teens. Singles. College Students. Dads. Moms. Seniors. Families. Cost: Free. Contact Email: info@pacificbonsaimuseum.org. Contact Phone: 253-353-7345. Saturday, April 30, 2016, 10:00 AM – 6:00 PM. Pacific Bonsai Museum 2515 S 336th Street Federal Way, WA 98003. For more info visit pacificbonsaimuseum.org.

Grand Opening Party!

The Doctors and Staff of Eastside Veterinary Associates cordially invite you, your family and friends to our Grand Opening Party with an Open House with FREE activities and prizes! When: Saturday April 30, 2016 10 am - 1 pm Where: Eastside Veterinary Associates in Newcastle 1700 NE 44th Street Newcastle, WA 98056 Exit 7 off 405, across the freeway from VMAC Why: Our Open House is our opportunity to share the joys of our profession. This is your chance to get a closer look at how we can help keep your pet happy and healthy. We invite you to tour our animal hospital and learn about our facilities, our staff, our equipment, and what we do everyday. ALL ACTIVITES ARE FREE, they include: * FREE FOOD! * Behind the scenes tour of our entire hospital and NEW boarding facility. * Pet Health Fair -Microchip screening -Dental Staging -Body condition scoring *Kids Activities -Teddy Bear ER (Please bring your own injured stuffed animal for care) -Dress up like a surgeon and have your pic… Category: Fairs & festivals. Audience: Kids. Teens. Singles. College Students. Dads. Moms. Seniors. Families. Cost: FREE. Contact Name: Judy Hung, V.M.D. Contact Email: newcastleinfo@eastsidevet.com. Contact Phone: 4252764100. Saturday, April 30, 2016, 10:00 AM – 1:00 PM. 1700 NE 44th Street Newcastle, WA 98056. For more info visit eastsidevet.com.

Grand Opening Party!

The Doctors and Staff of Eastside Veterinary Associates cordially invite you, your family and friends to our Grand Opening Party with an Open House at our Renton location at 1700 NE 44th Street, Renton, WA 98056. We are conveniently located off Exit 7 off 405, directly across from McDonald's Our Open House is our opportunity to share the joys of our profession. This is your chance to get a closer look at how we can help keep your pet happy and healthy. We invite you to tour our animal hospital and learn about our facilities, our staff, our equipment, and what we do everyday. ALL ACTIVITES ARE FREE, they include: * Free Delicious Food from Dino's Pub and Desserts from Deru Market! * Behind the scenes tour of our entire hospital and NEW boarding facility. *Kids Activities: -Teddy Bear ER (Please bring your own injured stuffed animal for care) -Dress up like a surgeon! -Listen to your pet's heartbeat using a stethoscope -Learn how to greet a strange dog appropriately -Face Pai… Category: Fairs & festivals. Family. Food & drink. Outdoor. Audience: Kids. Teens. Singles. College Students. Dads. Moms. Seniors. Families. Cost: FREE! Contact Name: Judy Hung, V.M.D. Contact Email: drhung@eastsidevet.com. Contact Phone: 4252764100. Saturday, April 30, 2016, 10:00 AM – 1:00 PM. 1700 NE 44th Street Newcastle, WA 98056.

Math Moves! Opens at Pacific Science Center

Math Moves! a new exhibition opening January 23 at Pacific Science Center, uses a variety of hands-on activities to make experimenting with concepts at the heart of math memorable and fun. It encourages guests to use their minds, their bodies, and their imaginations to investigate basic math ideas and find their meaning and relevance. It also draws upon the power of teamwork, using partner activity and conversation to advance mathematical understanding. Category: Arts & entertainment. Charitable. Organizations. Cost: $11.75-$19.75, FREE for Pacific Science Center Members. Contact Name: Kim Le. Contact Email: kimle@pacsci.org. Contact Phone: 206-443-2001. Saturday, April 30, 2016, 10:00 AM – 6:00 PM. Pacific Science Center 200 Second Avenue North Seattle, Washington 98109. For more info visit www.pacificsciencecenter.org.

Play Minecraft in a Movie Theatre!

Now your family can play Minecraft in select movie theatres across Seattle with Super League Gaming. In this four-week series, Super League brings together gamers of all ages for a fun, social, face-to-face gameplay experience on the big screen with superhero themed maps and mods in a custom Minecraft adventure called, Rise of Heroes. Your gamers will play, collaborate and socialize on teams with 4-7 members their own age as they build, battle and use their creativity and imagination. Minecraft encourages teamwork and helps develop skills like reading, organization, planning, and problem solving. Super League even provides all the tech help and support making this a great family-friendly event. Parents and siblings can watch for free and cheer their gamer on making this fun for all. Each player gets a free gaming t-shirt encouraging team building and camaraderie. There’s even an opportunity for the winning team to evenly split a college scholarship. League starts April 30. Check superleague.com for a… Category: Arts & entertainment. Family. Organizations. Schools. Sports & recreation. Audience: Kids. Teens. Dads. Moms. Families. Cost: 50.00. Contact Name: Super League Gaming. Contact Email: contactus@superleague.com. Contact Phone: 000-000-0000. Saturday, April 30, 2016, 10:00 AM – 11:30 AM. Lincoln Square Cinemas Lincoln Square, 700 Bellevue Way NE Bellevue, WA 98004. For more info visit www.superleague.com.

WA Native Plant Society - Spring Plant Sale & Evironmental Fair

There will be a large supply of hardy, native plants, with certain rare species in limited quantities. Visit the booths and enjoy the environmental fair! Learn about native plants that support bees, birds, butterflies, and don't need fertilizers and pesticides. Plus, they're beautiful! Category: Charitable. Audience: Kids. Teens. Singles. College Students. Dads. Moms. Seniors. Families. Cost: Free. Contact Name: Grace Stiller. Contact Email: gracestiller@comcast.net. Contact Phone: 207-795-5783. Saturday, April 30, 2016, 10:00 AM – 4:00 PM. Bellevue Botanical Garden 12001 Main Street Bellevue, WA 98005. For more info visit www.wnps.org.

Family Story Time

Family program, all ages welcome 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. Saturday, April 30, 2016, 10:15 AM. Bellevue Library. For more info visit www.kcls.org.

CoCA & Columbia Winery Celebrate Northwest Artists

CoCA & Columbia Winery Celebrate Northwest Artists   Center on Contemporary Art is pleased to co-present CoCA & Columbia Winery Celebrate Northwest Artists, an exhibition highlighting CoCA members selected during a new partnership between Columbia Winery and CoCA which celebrated the union of wine and culture. Featuring artwork by Terese Cuff, Hallie Harris, Alan Rose, CASH, Anna Macrae, John Zimmerman, Melissa Koch, and Vikram Madan.  Artwork on view from April 1 - June 29 with a reception with the artists on Friday, April 1 from 5-7pm at Columbia Winery in Woodinville. Columbia Winery Gallery 14030 NE 145th St, Woodinville, WA 98072 Open 11-6pm everyday, 11-7pm Fridays 425-482-7490. Category: Arts & entertainment. Food & drink. Audience: Singles. Dads. Moms. Seniors. Cost: Free. Contact Name: Anna R Hurwitz. Contact Email: info@cocaseattle.org. Saturday, April 30, 2016, 11:00 AM – 6:00 PM. Columbia Winery Gallery 14030 NE 145th St, Woodinville, WA 98072 Open 11-6pm everyday, 11-7pm Fridays 425-482-7490. For more info visit cocaseattle.org.

Sheep Shearing at Kelsey Creek Farm

Sheep shearing, one of the showier examples of farming life at Bellevue's Kelsey Creek Park, takes center stage Saturday, April 30 from 11 am-4 pm. The annual sheep shearing event will also feature a variety of fun farm events, including spinning demonstrations, sheep herding demonstrations, hands on activities by Eastside Heritage Center, tractor pulled hay rides, pony rides, food and more! Free Activities: o Sheep shearing demonstration o Sheep herding by Brian Ricards o Fiber craft demonstrations by the NWRSA Spinners o Hands on activities by the Eastside Heritage Center o Tractor-pulled hay rides by NW Vintage Tractor Club o 4-H & Kelsey Creek Farm animal exhibits o Chelsea Farms Alpacas Activities with nominal fees: o Pony rides o Local honey o Food & drinks Admission is free. Many activities are free, some have nominal fees. Food is also available for purchase. Cash only. No ATM is available on-site. Pets not allowed in barnyard area. Parking is very limited onsite, shuttles avail… Category: Arts & entertainment. Classes & lectures. Fairs & festivals. Family. Food & drink. Music. Outdoor. Sports & recreation. Audience: Kids. Teens. Singles. College Students. Dads. Moms. Seniors. Families. Cost: Admission and many activities are free, some activities and food have nominal fees. Contact Name: Pam Myers. Contact Email: kelseycreekfarm@bellevuewa.gov. Contact Phone: 4254527688. Saturday, April 30, 2016, 11:00 AM – 4:00 PM. 410 130 Pl SE Bellevue, WA 98005. For more info visit parkstrails.myparksandrecreation.com.

Emerald City Author Event

Featuring over 50 YA, contemporary romance, paranormal, and urban fantasy authors all together in one place, Emerald City Author Event is one of the largest and most exciting book signing events in the Pacific Northwest. And we'll be there in the middle of all the excitement with books by the many talented authors in attendance! For full details and to see if your favorite authors will be there, visit emeraldcityauthorevent.blogspot.com/. Category: Arts & entertainment. Audience: Singles. College Students. Dads. Moms. Seniors. Cost: $15.00. Saturday, April 30, 2016, 12:00 PM – 5:00 PM. Seattle Center Exhibition Hall. For more info visit www2.bookstore.washington.edu.

Wildflowers of Washington

It is an exciting time of year for naturalists and flower lovers in Washington. Come join Master Naturalist Franja Bryant, a Native Plant Steward of the Washington Native Plant Society, to see what kinds of wildflowers we have here in the Puget Sound region and when we will see them. Then take a walk in Lewis Creek Park to see the beginning of blooming season! Ages: 12+ Cost: Free Pre-registration required at www.MyParksAndRecreation.com Info: 425-452-4195. Course # 103261. Category: Classes & lectures. Family. Outdoor. Audience: College Students. Seniors. Families. Cost: free. Contact Name: Tara Bushman. Contact Email: tbushmanst@bellevuewa.gov. Contact Phone: 4254524195. Saturday, April 30, 2016, 1:00 PM – 2:00 PM. Lewis Creek Visitor Center, 5808 Lakemont Blvd SE.

Hill 'n Dale Garden Club 60th Anniversary

Join the Newport Way Library and Hill 'n Dale Garden Club celebrating 60 years as a garden club and 45 years with Newport Way Library. Talk with garden enthusiasts, enjoy cake and refreshments, and learn about our local gardening history. Category: Arts & entertainment. Food & drink. Organizations. Audience: College Students. Dads. Moms. Seniors. Cost: Free. Contact Name: Newport Way Library. Saturday, April 30, 2016, 1:30 PM. Newport Way Library. For more info visit www.kcls.org.

Hill 'n Dale Garden Club 60th Anniversary

Join the Newport Way Library and Hill 'n Dale Garden Club celebrating 60 years as a garden club and 45 years with Newport Way Library. Talk with garden enthusiasts, enjoy cake and refreshments, and learn about our local gardening history. Category: Arts & entertainment. Contact Name: Newport Way Library. Contact Phone: 425-747-2390. Saturday, April 30, 2016, 1:30 PM. Newport Way Library 14250 SE Newport Way Bellevue, WA 98006.

Decked-Out Opening Night Party

Venture into the woods for a one-of-a-kind party for a one-of-a-kind exhibit! Celebrate the opening of our newest exhibit Decked-Out with food, drink, music and dancing. Enjoy live painting by several of the Decked-Out artists, take in performance art and roll up your sleeves at the art station. Ticket includes one free drink ticket and light hors d’oeuvres. Food trucks will be available. Please purchase tickets in advance on the website. Category: Arts & entertainment. Audience: Singles. College Students. Dads. Moms. Cost: $10. Contact Email: info@pacificbonsaimuseum.org. Contact Phone: 253-353-7345. Saturday, April 30, 2016, 6:00 PM – 10:00 PM. Pacific Bonsai Museum 2515 S 336th Street Federal Way, WA 98003. For more info visit pacificbonsaimuseum.org.

CROSSTALK SERIES: SCHUBERT’S F MINOR FANTASY FOR FOUR HANDS, D940, AND B-FLAT MAJOR PIANO SONATA, D960

Crosstalk is a concert series within the Resonance at SOMA Towers project in which audiences are welcomed to converse freely with musicians between pieces. One of its chief objectives is to lessen the distance between listeners and performers as lovers of music alike. In this concert, Qin Ying Tan and her husband Irwin Shung present two timeless piano works from 1828, Schubert’s final year. Following a performance of the great Fantasy in F Minor by the duo, Shung will play the unearthly B-flat Major Sonata, Schubert’s final work in that genre. Category: Music. Cost: $20-$40 Please check website for updated prices. Contact Name: Kristopher Jenkins. Contact Email: info@resonance.events. Contact Phone: 425-443-2585. Saturday, April 30, 2016, 7:00 PM – 9:00 PM. RESONANCE at SOMA Towers 288 106th Avenue NE Suite 203 Bellevue, WA 98004. For more info visit resonance.events.

Les Misérables - Opens at Newport High School

• When: April 22, 23, 29, 30 at 7:00 pm AND a matinee on April 24 at 2pm • Tickets sold onine or at door. Les Mis traces the trials and redemption of Jean Valjean, who was imprisoned for 19 years for stealing a loaf of bread. The story is packed with unforgettable characters such as the lovely, ruined Fantine, joyfully unscrupulous Monsieur and Madame Thenardier, obsessive Inspector Javert, innocent lovers Cosette and Marius, passionate but ill-fated Eponine, heroic, streetwise urchin Gavroche, uncompromising revolutionary Enjolras, and above all the starving, surviving masses of the streets. For anyone who’s read the novel, attended the stage musical, or seen the 2012 film, indelible images of a terrified little girl in dark woods, a shocking self-sacrifice in a courtroom, and a red, revolutionary flag flying above a barricade are among those that make Les Miserables a never-to-be forgotten experience. Rousing, heart-rending musical numbers like One Day More, I Dreamed a Dream, On My Own, and Do You Hear… Category: Arts & entertainment. Family. Music. Schools. Theater. Audience: Teens. Singles. College Students. Dads. Moms. Seniors. Cost: Adults $10, Seniors/Children (through 8th Grade)/Students with Newport ASB cards $6. Contact Name: Jake Nonis, Director. Contact Email: nonisj@bsd405.org. Saturday, April 30, 2016, 7:00 PM – 9:00 PM. Newport Performing Art Center, at Newport High School, 4333 Factoria Blvd SE, Bellevue, WA 98006. For more info visit www.newportdrama.com.

To Kill A Mockingbird

Theatre Black Dog is proud to announce the second play of its season, Christopher Sergel’s dramatic adaptation of Harper Lee’s classic novel, To Kill a Mockingbird. To Kill a Mockingbird, is Harper Lee’s autobiographical story of young Scout’s evolution from the innocence of childhood to the recognition of the injustices of the adult world, as told by her adult self, Jean Louise, as she goes back in time to a very special summer in Maycomb, Alabama, 1935; when her father, Atticus Finch, defended a man wrongly accused of a terrible crime. The relevance of this classic story of one man’s struggle for justice is applicable to today with its power of telling the tale through the compassionate questioning eyes of the children, as they witness Atticus Finch’s lone struggle for justice alongside his deep love and commitment to his children. The play features actors from North Bend, Snoqualmie, Redmond, Issaquah, Ballard, and Seattle; directed by Susan Bradford. The play is sponsored by The Black Dog Arts Coalitio… Category: Arts & entertainment. Theater. Audience: Teens. Singles. College Students. Dads. Moms. Seniors. Families. Cost: $12 for Seniors and Students, $15 for General Audience; Tickets available for purchase on http://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/2536178 or at the door. Contact Name: Susan Bradford. Contact Email: newlightonsun@hotmail.com. Contact Phone: 425-837-1956. Saturday, April 30, 2016, 8:00 PM – 10:30 PM. Black Dog Arts Café 8062 Railroad Ave. SE Snoqualmie, WA 98065 425-831-3647. For more info visit www.brownpapertickets.com.

Sleep Train’s Clothing Drive for Foster Kids

For foster kids, a new shirt, pair of jeans, or a dress is more than just an article of clothing. They allows kids to feel a sense of normalcy among their peers, be confident at school or while participating in activities, and so much more. To help ensure foster kids have clothes that fit and make them feel good, Sleep Train is hosting its annual Clothing Drive now through June 26th. Donate new clothing in all sizes – infant to adult at any Sleep Train store. The most requested items are jeans, t-shirts, sweatshirts, sweaters and packaged socks and undergarments. For more information, visit www.sleeptrainfosterkids.org. Category: Benefit. Charitable. Sunday, May 1, 2016. Sleep Train 833 Bellevue Way NE Bellevue, WA 98004.

NWFS Fuchsia Sale

Many many varieties of Fuchsias for sale as well as fuchsia advice. Category: Arts & entertainment. Classes & lectures. Fairs & festivals. Family. Organizations. Outdoor. Volunteer. Audience: Kids. Teens. Singles. College Students. Dads. Moms. Seniors. Families. Cost: free. Contact Name: Caroline. Contact Email: carolinez.garden@yahoo.com. Contact Phone: 206-715-6475. Sunday, May 1, 2016, 9:00 AM – 2:00 PM. Washington Park Arboretum Graham Visitor Center 2300 Arboretum Dr E, Seattle, WA 98112. For more info visit www.nwfuchsiasociety.com.

Spring Plant Sale - Northwest Perennial Alliance

Northwest Perennial Alliance Spring Plant Sale Our biggest sale of the year features many plants from specialty nurseries, our famous border at Bellevue Botanical Garden, and the NPA. Shop in comfort indoors. Discover new plant introductions, rare and unusual, as well as established favorites. Perennials, natives, woodland plants, grasses, shrubs, small trees, and much more. Shop tax-free while you support the NPA. You can also become an NPA member and see summer Open Gardens. Free parking. Category: Fairs & festivals. Organizations. Outdoor. Audience: Kids. Teens. Singles. College Students. Dads. Moms. Seniors. Families. Cost: Free. Contact Name: NPA Administrative Office. Sunday, May 1, 2016, 9:00 AM – 3:00 PM. North Seattle College Cafeteria 9600 College Way N Seattle, WA 98103. For more info visit www.northwestperennialalliance.org.

Love Letters, A Mother's Day Gathering

Our love letter to Moms! Treat yourself and take the day off and do something new, fun and Indulge in yourself! Because, all Moms deserve it. Join us for a special Found + Gathered Mother's Day gathering on May 1st at Romp in Bellevue, WA. You will enjoy an afternoon of hands on creative workshops including a gluten-free baking demo/cupcake piping/decorating by Nuflours, a floral arrangement class by La Fleur Kitchen and a lettering love letter session class by Cable Car Couture Registration fee includes all supplies to participate in all three workshops, including a few takeaways from each workshop, a special Mother's day gift and a healthy lite bite lunch and snacks by Nuflours Price is $125 per person Or $200/2 persons Ages 12-17 accepted if accompanied by an adult May 1st 2016, 11am - 3pm Romp 13500 Bel-Red Road Suite 7a Bellevue WA 98005. Category: Arts & entertainment. Classes & lectures. Family. Holiday. Audience: Teens. Dads. Moms. Seniors. Families. Cost: $125 per person or $200 for two. Contact Name: Found + Gathered. Contact Email: hello@lafleurkitchen.com. Contact Phone: 808-349-6134. Sunday, May 1, 2016, 10:00 AM – 2:00 PM. 13500 Bel-Red Road Suite 7a Bellevue WA 98005. For more info visit squareup.com.

Math Moves! Opens at Pacific Science Center

Math Moves! a new exhibition opening January 23 at Pacific Science Center, uses a variety of hands-on activities to make experimenting with concepts at the heart of math memorable and fun. It encourages guests to use their minds, their bodies, and their imaginations to investigate basic math ideas and find their meaning and relevance. It also draws upon the power of teamwork, using partner activity and conversation to advance mathematical understanding. Category: Arts & entertainment. Charitable. Organizations. Cost: $11.75-$19.75, FREE for Pacific Science Center Members. Contact Name: Kim Le. Contact Email: kimle@pacsci.org. Contact Phone: 206-443-2001. Sunday, May 1, 2016, 10:00 AM – 6:00 PM. Pacific Science Center 200 Second Avenue North Seattle, Washington 98109. For more info visit www.pacificsciencecenter.org.

CoCA & Columbia Winery Celebrate Northwest Artists

CoCA & Columbia Winery Celebrate Northwest Artists   Center on Contemporary Art is pleased to co-present CoCA & Columbia Winery Celebrate Northwest Artists, an exhibition highlighting CoCA members selected during a new partnership between Columbia Winery and CoCA which celebrated the union of wine and culture. Featuring artwork by Terese Cuff, Hallie Harris, Alan Rose, CASH, Anna Macrae, John Zimmerman, Melissa Koch, and Vikram Madan.  Artwork on view from April 1 - June 29 with a reception with the artists on Friday, April 1 from 5-7pm at Columbia Winery in Woodinville. Columbia Winery Gallery 14030 NE 145th St, Woodinville, WA 98072 Open 11-6pm everyday, 11-7pm Fridays 425-482-7490. Category: Arts & entertainment. Food & drink. Audience: Singles. Dads. Moms. Seniors. Cost: Free. Contact Name: Anna R Hurwitz. Contact Email: info@cocaseattle.org. Sunday, May 1, 2016, 11:00 AM – 6:00 PM. Columbia Winery Gallery 14030 NE 145th St, Woodinville, WA 98072 Open 11-6pm everyday, 11-7pm Fridays 425-482-7490. For more info visit cocaseattle.org.

Hindi 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: Bellevue Library. Sunday, May 1, 2016, 12:45 PM. Bellevue Library. For more info visit www.kcls.org.

Hollywood’s Exodus Explored Anew and Film Screening

Film scholar Foster Hirsch on Otto Preminger’s film adaptation Foster Hirsch has been a professor at Brooklyn College since 1967, during which time he has published 16 books on theater and film. Join him for an exploration of the groundbreaking 1960 Hollywood production of EXODUS. Screening of the film immediately to follow at 4pm. A screening of Director Otto Preminger's masterpiuece EXODUS (1960) staring Paul Newman and Eva Marie Saint. Movie to follow a lecture from 2-3:30 from film scholar Foster Hirsch. Category: Arts & entertainment. Audience: Teens. Singles. College Students. Dads. Moms. Seniors. Cost: $5.00 - 10.00. Contact Name: Lori Ceyhun. Contact Email: loric@sjcc.org. Contact Phone: 206-388-0833. Sunday, May 1, 2016, 2:00 PM. Stroum Jewish Community Center 3801 East Mercer Way Mercer Island, WA 98040. For more info visit sjcc.org.

Sammamish Symphony Orchestra- The Driving Force of All Nature

“The driving force of all nature" was how Leonardo da Vinci characterized water, and composers have made water in all its forms the subject of compositions for centuries. George Frideric Handel's festive Water Music opens the program, which then features an appealing and intriguing oboe concerto, Sea Winds, by American composer Dan Welcher. Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky's early symphonic poem The Storm, inspired by a play by Tchaikovsky's near-contemporary Alexander Ostrovsky, is followed by Ottorino Respighi's The Fountains of Rome, the first work in his famous "Roman trilogy" that would later be joined by "The Pines of Rome" and "Roman Festivals." Guest Oboist Brent Hages. Washington State native Brent Hages received his formal training at the Oberlin Conservatory of Music and Temple University, studying with James B. Caldwell, Alfred Genovese, and Louis Rosenblatt. Freelancing and private teaching have taken him to Cleveland, Boston, Philadelphia, Chicago, Tennessee, New York, New Jersey, and, currently, Seatt… Category: Arts & entertainment. Music. Audience: Teens. Singles. College Students. Dads. Moms. Seniors. Cost: $10 - $20. Contact Name: Sammamish Symphony Orchestra. Contact Email: info@sammamishsymphony.org. Contact Phone: 206-517-7777. Sunday, May 1, 2016, 2:00 PM – 4:00 PM. Eastlake Performing Arts Center 400 228th Ave NE Sammamish, WA 98074. For more info visit www.sammamishsymphony.org.

Joyful! Noise Celebrates Broadway Musicals in "Give My Regards"

“Give My Regards” highlights our musical theater heritage, telling stories of laughter, tears, heartache, love, and redemption. With something for everyone, it features familiar and lesser known songs from “The Wiz,” “A Chorus Line,” "Les Miserables," “Mamma Mia,” “Rent,” and other musicals. Category: Music. Audience: Singles. College Students. Dads. Moms. Seniors. Cost: $15 students & seniors, $20 adults. Contact Name: Melissa Thirloway. Contact Email: info@joyfulnoiseseattle.org. Contact Phone: 425-941-1399. Sunday, May 1, 2016, 3:00 PM – 5:00 PM. Newport Presbyterian Church 4010 120th Ave. S.E. Bellevue, WA 98006. For more info visit www.joyfulnoiseseattle.org.

Mandarin 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: Bellevue Library. Sunday, May 1, 2016, 4:00 PM. Bellevue Library. For more info visit www.kcls.org.

Farsi 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: Bellevue Library. Sunday, May 1, 2016, 5:00 PM. Bellevue Library. For more info visit www.kcls.org.

Jazz Compline

A peaceful evening service providing respite for the soul. A jazz harmonization of the traditional Episcopal plainsong setting of Compline. Category: Faith. Music. Audience: Kids. Teens. Singles. College Students. Dads. Moms. Seniors. Families. Cost: Free. Contact Name: Ryan Elllis. Contact Email: rellis@saintmargarets.org. Contact Phone: 425-746-6650. Sunday, May 1, 2016, 7:00 PM – 7:45 PM. St. Margaret's Episcopal Church 4228 Factoria Blvd SE Bellevue, WA 98006. For more info visit saintmargarets.org.

Sleep Train’s Clothing Drive for Foster Kids

For foster kids, a new shirt, pair of jeans, or a dress is more than just an article of clothing. They allows kids to feel a sense of normalcy among their peers, be confident at school or while participating in activities, and so much more. To help ensure foster kids have clothes that fit and make them feel good, Sleep Train is hosting its annual Clothing Drive now through June 26th. Donate new clothing in all sizes – infant to adult at any Sleep Train store. The most requested items are jeans, t-shirts, sweatshirts, sweaters and packaged socks and undergarments. For more information, visit www.sleeptrainfosterkids.org. Category: Benefit. Charitable. Monday, May 2, 2016. Sleep Train 833 Bellevue Way NE Bellevue, WA 98004.

Aquarobics

Aquarobics is a professional 60-minute shallow water workout that will help you meet your goals of burning calories, leaner muscles and a stronger back. Category: Sports & recreation. Audience: Dads. Moms. Seniors. Cost: 10x Classes $92.50 / Drop In $16. Contact Name: Melissa Brown. Contact Email: info@aquarobics.net. Contact Phone: 425-894-0045. Events Newsletter: No. Monday, May 2, 2016, 8:00 AM – 9:00 AM. Bellevue Aquatic Center 601 143rd Ave NE Bellevue, WA 98007.

WaterMotion Water Therapy

WaterMotion is a group water therapy for those with arthritis, fibromyalgia, joint replacement, back issues and pre & post joint surgery. It is also used as the first step for getting back into exercise with its gentle cardio. Category: Sports & recreation. Audience: Dads. Moms. Seniors. Cost: 10x Classes $97.50 / Drop In $16. Contact Name: Melissa Brown. Contact Email: info@aquarobics.net. Contact Phone: 425-894-0045. Events Newsletter: No. Monday, May 2, 2016, 8:00 AM – 9:00 AM. Bellevue Aquatic Center 601 143rd Ave NE Bellevue, WA 98007.

Cantonese Story Time

Family program, all ages welcome 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. Monday, May 2, 2016, 10:15 AM. Lake Hills Library. For more info visit www.kcls.org.

Young Toddler Story Time

Ages 12 to 24 months with adult. Stories, songs and fun! Category: Arts & entertainment. Family. Music. Organizations. Audience: Kids. Dads. Moms. Families. Cost: Free. Contact Name: Newcastle Library. Monday, May 2, 2016, 10:15 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: Bellevue Library. Monday, May 2, 2016, 10:30 AM. Bellevue Library. For more info visit www.kcls.org.

CoCA & Columbia Winery Celebrate Northwest Artists

CoCA & Columbia Winery Celebrate Northwest Artists   Center on Contemporary Art is pleased to co-present CoCA & Columbia Winery Celebrate Northwest Artists, an exhibition highlighting CoCA members selected during a new partnership between Columbia Winery and CoCA which celebrated the union of wine and culture. Featuring artwork by Terese Cuff, Hallie Harris, Alan Rose, CASH, Anna Macrae, John Zimmerman, Melissa Koch, and Vikram Madan.  Artwork on view from April 1 - June 29 with a reception with the artists on Friday, April 1 from 5-7pm at Columbia Winery in Woodinville. Columbia Winery Gallery 14030 NE 145th St, Woodinville, WA 98072 Open 11-6pm everyday, 11-7pm Fridays 425-482-7490. Category: Arts & entertainment. Food & drink. Audience: Singles. Dads. Moms. Seniors. Cost: Free. Contact Name: Anna R Hurwitz. Contact Email: info@cocaseattle.org. Monday, May 2, 2016, 11:00 AM – 6:00 PM. Columbia Winery Gallery 14030 NE 145th St, Woodinville, WA 98072 Open 11-6pm everyday, 11-7pm Fridays 425-482-7490. For more info visit cocaseattle.org.

Japanese Story Time

Family program, all ages welcome 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. Monday, May 2, 2016, 11:00 AM. Lake Hills Library. For more info visit www.kcls.org.

Infant Story Time

Ages newborn through 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: Bellevue Library. Monday, May 2, 2016, 11:30 AM. Bellevue Library. For more info visit www.kcls.org.

Toddler Story Time

Ages 2 to 3 with adult. Stories, songs and fun! Category: Arts & entertainment. Family. Music. Organizations. Audience: Kids. Dads. Moms. Families. Cost: Free. Contact Name: Newcastle Library. Monday, May 2, 2016, 11:30 AM. Newcastle Library. For more info visit www.kcls.org.

WaterMotion Water Therapy

WaterMotion is a group water therapy for those with arthritis, fibromyalgia, joint replacement, back issues and pre & post joint surgery. It is also used as the first step for getting back into exercise with its gentle cardio. Category: Sports & recreation. Audience: Dads. Moms. Seniors. Cost: 10x Classes $97.50 / Drop In $16. Contact Name: Melissa Brown. Contact Email: info@aquarobics.net. Contact Phone: 425-894-0045. Monday, May 2, 2016, 11:30 AM – 12:30 PM. Bellevue Aquatic Center 601 143rd Ave NE Bellevue, WA 98007.

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. Monday, May 2, 2016, 2:00 PM. Library Connection @ Crossroads. For more info visit www.kcls.org.

Study Zone

When school is in session. Grades K-12. Drop in for homework help from trained volunteer tutors. The service is open to students in grades K-12 or anyone up to the age of 21 studying for the GED. Category: Arts & entertainment. Classes & lectures. Organizations. Schools. Audience: Kids. Teens. Cost: Free. Contact Name: Lake Hills Library. Monday, May 2, 2016, 4:00 PM. Lake Hills Library. For more info visit www.kcls.org.

Study Zone - Homework Help

Drop in for homework help from trained volunteer tutors. The service is open to students in grades K-12 or anyone up to the age of 21 studying for the GED. Category: Classes & lectures. Audience: Kids. Teens. Singles. College Students. Dads. Moms. Seniors. Families. Cost: FREE. Contact Name: Lake Hills Library. Contact Phone: 425-747-3350. Monday, May 2, 2016, 4:00 PM – 6:00 PM. Lake Hills Library 15590 Lake Hills BLVD. Bellevue, WA 98007. For more info visit evanced.kcls.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. Spanish speaker available. Category: Arts & entertainment. Classes & lectures. Organizations. Audience: College Students. Dads. Moms. Seniors. Cost: Free. Contact Name: Library Connection @ Crossroads. Monday, May 2, 2016, 6:00 PM. Crossroads Shopping Center. For more info visit www.kcls.org.

Host an Exchange Student this Summer Information Session

Join us at the Redmond Regional Library to travel the world with EF and open your home to an exchange student for 2-4 weeks this summer with programs in Bellevue. Learn about this exciting experience, meet current host families and sign up for this unique opportunity to bring the world to your home. We will have raffles, prizes, kid's activities and light refreshments. Please feel free to bring a friend, neighbor or colleague, spread the love! Category: Volunteer. Audience: Kids. Teens. Singles. Dads. Moms. Seniors. Families. Cost: Free. Contact Name: Sarah Vaughn. Contact Email: vaughnehp@gmail.com. Contact Phone: 440-596-1391. Monday, May 2, 2016, 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM. 15990 NE 85th St, Redmond, WA 98052. For more info visit www.facebook.com.

Family Story Time

Family program, all ages welcome 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. Monday, May 2, 2016, 6:30 PM. Bellevue Library. For more info visit www.kcls.org.

UW Botanic Gardens: Invasive Species and Your Garden

We will discuss invasive species in the Pacific Northwest and what we can all do to curb new introductions and take on those species that have already invaded. Dr. Lizbeth Seebacher has lead numerous workshops and trainings in invasive species biology and species identification for the general public. Currently, Dr. Seebacher works for the Washington State Department of Ecology as a Wetland and Aquatic Biologist where she manages two independent programs on aquatic invasive plants and freshwater algae. She is a board member for the Society of Wetland Scientist, the Washington Invasive Species Council and the PNW Invasive Plant Council. Please RSVP online, by phone (206-685-8033) or email (urbhort@uw.edu). Category: Classes & lectures. Outdoor. Audience: Families. Cost: Free $5.00 suggested donation at the door. Contact Name: Center for Urban Horticulture. Contact Email: urbhort@uw.edu. Contact Phone: 206-685-8033. Monday, May 2, 2016, 6:30 PM – 7:30 PM. Center for Urban Horticulture 3501 NE 41st Street Seattle WA 98105.

Washington Connections Academy Free Family Information Session

Washington Connections Academy, a tuition-free virtual public school, will host a free information session in Bellevue for families interested in learning about its online program and individualized approach to education in preparation for its inaugural academic year. Opening in 2016, Washington Connections Academy will be serving grades K-8 and an additional grade will be added each subsequent school year. Connections Academy is a division of Connections Education, which is accredited by AdvancED. The information session will provide families with an opportunity to meet with a Connections Academy teacher, thoroughly explore the school’s program and curriculum, and learn about the enrollment process. Other topics covered include: how teachers interact with students in the virtual environment, personalized learning opportunities including options for accelerated learning and gifted programs, college preparation, socialization, the role of the parent or other Learning Coach, and the use of technology. Category: Classes & lectures. Audience: Kids. Dads. Moms. Cost: Free. Monday, May 2, 2016, 6:30 PM – 8:00 PM. Hyatt House Bellevue 3244 139th Ave. SE Bellevue, WA 98005. For more info visit www.connectionsacademy.com.

Move&Groove at the Y

Mondays: April 11, 18, 25, May 2, 16, 23 , 30 (Y closed May 9) Time: 6:45-7:45pm Bellevue Y: 14230 Bel Red Road, Bellevue, WA Drop-in: $16 More info at www.subundance.com Move&Groove events are an opportunity to dance, dance, dance, support a great cause, and have a great time! • Supercool people, dimmed lights. Freestyle dance like nobody’s watching. Sign me up! • Groove to awesome eclectic music (pop, latin, soul, african, appalachian, rock, electronica, funk, and more) • Dancing makes you feel better. • Your brain loves dance. • All are welcome and no dance experience is needed. (Yes, we are all dancers!) Bonus: Your participation supports Y community programs for Youth Development, Healthy Living, and Social Responsibility. The Bellevue Family YMCA proudly serves a diverse and expanding population. Programs are designed to engage youth, families and adults, aiming to encourage growth and well-being in mind, body and spirit. The Y is about community - dance with us! Tips: Dress… Category: Classes & lectures. Audience: Teens. Singles. College Students. Dads. Moms. Seniors. Families. Cost: $16. Contact Name: Susan Creighton. Contact Email: susan333@live.com. Contact Phone: 425.298.6428. Monday, May 2, 2016, 6:45 PM – 7:45 PM. Bellevue Family Y: 14230 Bel Red Road, Bellevue, WA. For more info visit subundance.com.

One-on-One Computer Help

Have computer or software questions? TechTutor volunteers provide basic level help to you. You may bring your own laptop, but TechTutors cannot provide hands-on or hardware assistance. No appointment necessary, assistance provided on a drop-in basis. Category: Arts & entertainment. Classes & lectures. Organizations. Audience: College Students. Dads. Moms. Seniors. Cost: Free. Contact Name: Newcastle Library. Monday, May 2, 2016, 7:00 PM. Newcastle Library. For more info visit www.kcls.org.

Opera Preview: The Flying Dutchman

Richard Wagner was only 28 when the The Flying Dutchman was first performed. Its tale of a man who must sail the seas forever till he can find a woman who will be true to him for eternity echoed Wagner's own relationship with women. Norm Hollingshead will present the best of the opera's beautiful music along with his wonderful commentary. Sponsored by the Bellevue Friends of the Library. Presenter: Norm Hollingshead. Category: Classes & lectures. Audience: Teens. Singles. College Students. Dads. Moms. Seniors. Cost: FREE. Contact Name: Bellevue Library. Contact Phone: 425-450-1765. Monday, May 2, 2016, 7:00 PM – 8:30 PM. Bellevue Library 1111 110th Ave NE Bellevue, WA 98004. For more info visit evanced.kcls.org.

Opera Preview: The Flying Dutchman by Richard Wagner

Richard Wagner was only 28 when the The Flying Dutchman was first performed. Its tale of a man who must sail the seas forever till he can find a woman who will be true to him for eternity echoed Wagner's own relationship with women. Norm Hollingshead will present the best of the opera's beautiful music along with his wonderful commentary. Category: Arts & entertainment. Classes & lectures. Music. Organizations. Theater. Audience: College Students. Dads. Moms. Seniors. Cost: Free. Contact Name: Bellevue Library. Monday, May 2, 2016, 7:00 PM. Bellevue Library. For more info visit www.kcls.org.

Search Strategies for Genealogists

Presented by Bob Barnes, Eastside Genealogical Society. Find your ancestors in historical records as well as databases using surnames and place names. Category: Arts & entertainment. Classes & lectures. Organizations. Audience: College Students. Dads. Moms. Seniors. Cost: Free. Contact Name: Bellevue Library. Monday, May 2, 2016, 7:00 PM. Bellevue Library. For more info visit www.kcls.org.

Swing & Blues Dance Classes

Blues Foundations | 7-8 p.m. Learn the true art of partner dancing with this fun blues-based introduction to steps, styling, and lead/follow connection! Perfect for both beginning dancers or experienced dancers who want to focus on effortless flow and connection in their partnership. Come with a partner or we’ll partner up in class! Swing Dance 101 | 8:15-9:15 p.m. The perfect introduction to swing dancing! Take the energy up a notch, now adding 6-count swing steps, turns, and traveling moves to the mix. Great to take in conjunction with the 7 p.m. Blues Foundations class. Come with a partner or we’ll partner up in class! About the Instructor: Ari Levitt is a world-class instructor, better known as the fun, energetic, and delightful teacher who can’t help but infect his students with his own passion for dance, while at the same time instilling in them a much deeper understanding of the subtlety and playfulness in dance partnering. Category: Classes & lectures. Audience: Singles. College Students. Dads. Moms. Seniors. Families. Cost: $50 for one series; $80 for both;$15 drop-in. Contact Phone: 2062327115. Monday, May 2, 2016, 7:00 PM – 8:00 PM. Stroum Jewish Community Center 3801 East Mercer Way, Mercer Island, WA 98040. For more info visit sjcc.org.

Seattle Foundation GiveBIG

Seattle Foundation’s GiveBIG – one-day online giving event encouraging the community to donate to their favorite nonprofits at www.GiveBIG.seattlefoundation.org with the goal of raising $20 million for more than 1,500 participating organizations. Category: Arts & entertainment. Benefit. Charitable. Audience: Kids. Teens. Singles. College Students. Dads. Moms. Seniors. Families. Tuesday, May 3, 2016, 12:00 AM – 11:55 PM. 1200 Fifth Avenue, Suite 1300 Seattle, WA 98101-3151.

Sleep Train’s Clothing Drive for Foster Kids

For foster kids, a new shirt, pair of jeans, or a dress is more than just an article of clothing. They allows kids to feel a sense of normalcy among their peers, be confident at school or while participating in activities, and so much more. To help ensure foster kids have clothes that fit and make them feel good, Sleep Train is hosting its annual Clothing Drive now through June 26th. Donate new clothing in all sizes – infant to adult at any Sleep Train store. The most requested items are jeans, t-shirts, sweatshirts, sweaters and packaged socks and undergarments. For more information, visit www.sleeptrainfosterkids.org. Category: Benefit. Charitable. Tuesday, May 3, 2016. Sleep Train 833 Bellevue Way NE Bellevue, WA 98004.

American Diabetes Association Advocacy Training

Join the American Diabetes Association in Bellevue on Tuesday, May 3rd for a fun workshop on how to Stop Diabetes through advocacy! The workshop will cover: • Legislation that makes a difference in the lives of people with diabetes • How to get federal and state laws passed • Becoming a trusted source on diabetes with your elected officials • How to have successful meetings with elected officials • Resources available to you Advocacy is a powerful tool in the fight to Stop Diabetes – this is a great opportunity for people with diabetes and those who care for people with diabetes to learn how to be an empowered Diabetes Advocate. There is no charge to attend this event and a free lunch will be provided. RSVP is required. Sign up here: http://advocacy.diabetes.org/site/Survey?ACTION_REQUIRED=URI_ACTION_USER_REQUESTS&SURVEY_ID=60504. Category: Classes & lectures. Organizations. Volunteer. Audience: Teens. College Students. Dads. Moms. Seniors. Families. Cost: Free. Contact Name: Laura Keller. Contact Email: lkeller@diabetes.org. Tuesday, May 3, 2016, 10:00 AM – 1:00 PM. Bellevue Public Library, 1111 110th Ave NE, Bellevue, WA 98004. For more info visit advocacy.diabetes.org.

Infant & Young Toddler Story Time

Ages 3 months 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, May 3, 2016, 10:00 AM. Bellevue Library. For more info visit www.kcls.org.

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, May 3, 2016, 10:30 AM. Newcastle Library. For more info visit www.kcls.org.

Play & Learn - Spanish

Newborn to age 5 with caregiver. Have fun singing songs, telling stories, reading books, creating art and playing. Kaleidoscope Play & Learn is in English, and the facilitator is bilingual in English and Spanish. 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. Tuesday, May 3, 2016, 10:30 AM. Lake Hills Library. For more info visit www.kcls.org.

Young Toddler Story Time

Ages 12 to 24 months with adult. Stories, songs and fun! Category: Arts & entertainment. Family. Music. Organizations. Audience: Kids. Dads. Moms. Families. Cost: Free. Contact Name: Newport Way Library. Tuesday, May 3, 2016, 10:30 AM. Newport Way Library. For more info visit www.kcls.org.

CoCA & Columbia Winery Celebrate Northwest Artists

CoCA & Columbia Winery Celebrate Northwest Artists   Center on Contemporary Art is pleased to co-present CoCA & Columbia Winery Celebrate Northwest Artists, an exhibition highlighting CoCA members selected during a new partnership between Columbia Winery and CoCA which celebrated the union of wine and culture. Featuring artwork by Terese Cuff, Hallie Harris, Alan Rose, CASH, Anna Macrae, John Zimmerman, Melissa Koch, and Vikram Madan.  Artwork on view from April 1 - June 29 with a reception with the artists on Friday, April 1 from 5-7pm at Columbia Winery in Woodinville. Columbia Winery Gallery 14030 NE 145th St, Woodinville, WA 98072 Open 11-6pm everyday, 11-7pm Fridays 425-482-7490. Category: Arts & entertainment. Food & drink. Audience: Singles. Dads. Moms. Seniors. Cost: Free. Contact Name: Anna R Hurwitz. Contact Email: info@cocaseattle.org. Tuesday, May 3, 2016, 11:00 AM – 6:00 PM. Columbia Winery Gallery 14030 NE 145th St, Woodinville, WA 98072 Open 11-6pm everyday, 11-7pm Fridays 425-482-7490. For more info visit cocaseattle.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: Bellevue Library. Tuesday, May 3, 2016, 11:30 AM. Bellevue Library. For more info visit www.kcls.org.

Toddler Story Time

Ages 2 to 3 with adult. Stories, songs and fun! Category: Arts & entertainment. Family. Music. Organizations. Audience: Kids. Dads. Moms. Families. Cost: Free. Contact Name: Newport Way Library. Tuesday, May 3, 2016, 11:30 AM. Newport Way Library. For more info visit www.kcls.org.

Tamil 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. Tuesday, May 3, 2016, 12:15 PM. Crossroads Community Center 16000 NE 10th Street Bellevue, WA 98008. 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. Music. Organizations. Audience: Kids. Dads. Moms. Families. Cost: Free. Contact Name: Lake Hills Library. Tuesday, May 3, 2016, 3:00 PM. Lake Hills Library. For more info visit www.kcls.org.

New Volunteer Orientation

New volunteer orientation for King County Animal shelter, required before volunteering with the animals. Category: Volunteer. Audience: Kids. Teens. Singles. College Students. Dads. Moms. Seniors. Families. Cost: Free. Contact Name: Sarah Luthens. Contact Email: Sarah.luthens@kingcounty.gov. Contact Phone: 2062254899. Tuesday, May 3, 2016, 4:00 PM – 6:00 PM. Bellevue Main Library 1111 110th Ave NE Bellevue, WA 98004. For more info visit www.kingcounty.gov.

Aquarobics

Aquarobics is a professional 60-minute shallow water workout that will help you meet your goals of burning calories, leaner muscles and a stronger back. Category: Sports & recreation. Audience: Dads. Moms. Seniors. Cost: 10x Classes $92.50 / Drop In $16. Contact Name: Melissa Brown. Contact Email: info@aquarobics.net. Contact Phone: 425-894-0045. Events Newsletter: No. Tuesday, May 3, 2016, 6:00 PM – 7:00 PM. Bellevue Aquatic Center 601 143rd Ave NE Bellevue, WA 98007.

Study Zone

When school is in session. Grades K-12. Drop in for homework help from trained volunteer tutors. The service is open to students in grades K-12 or anyone up to the age of 21 studying for the GED. Category: Arts & entertainment. Classes & lectures. Organizations. Schools. Audience: Kids. Teens. Cost: Free. Contact Name: Lake Hills Library. Tuesday, May 3, 2016, 6:00 PM. Lake Hills Library. For more info visit www.kcls.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. Tuesday, May 3, 2016, 6:00 PM. 11801 NE 116th Street, Suite B, Kirkland, WA.

UW Botanic Gardens: A Closer Look: Pacific Connections Garden Tour

Ray Larson, UW Botanic Gardens Curator of Living Collections, will lead you on a journey through the most interesting plant collections in the Washington Park Arboretum. This walk and talk will highlight the Pacific Connections Garden, where you will find amazing plants from five countries connected by the Pacific Ocean. This is a great opportunity for an expert guided tour of this meadow, gardens, and forests that make up this 12-acre garden. Category: Classes & lectures. Outdoor. Audience: Seniors. Families. Cost: Free $5.00 suggested donation at the door. Contact Name: UW Botanic Gardens. Contact Email: urbhort@uw.edu. Contact Phone: 206-685-8033. Tuesday, May 3, 2016, 6:30 PM – 8:00 PM. Washington Park Arboretum Graham Visitor Center 2300 Arboretum Drive East Seattle WA 98112.

One-on-One Computer Help

Have computer or software questions? TechTutor volunteers provide basic level help to you. You may bring your own laptop, but TechTutors cannot provide hands-on or hardware assistance. No appointment necessary, assistance provided on a drop-in basis. Category: Arts & entertainment. Classes & lectures. Organizations. Audience: College Students. Dads. Moms. Seniors. Cost: Free. Contact Name: Newport Way Library. Tuesday, May 3, 2016, 7:00 PM. Newport Way Library. For more info visit www.kcls.org.

SCBWI Inside Story

Love children's books? Crazy about kidlit? University Book Store and The Society of Children's Book Writers and Illustrators of Western Washington are excited to present this spring's "Inside Story" event for booksellers, librarians, teachers, and children's book lovers. Featuring over 20 local children's book authors and illustrators, the evening will consist of behind-the-scenes looks at the authors' and illustrators' recent or upcoming publications. Additional activities will include fun trivia games, cool prizes, tasty treats, time for book signing, and the opportunity to meet and chat with dozens of talented authors and illustrators from the area. This years participating authors and illustrators will be: Dana Arnim (Bartholomew Quill: A Crows Quest), Kevan Atteberry (Puddles!!!), Michele Bacon (Life Before), Jessixa Bagley (Before I Leave), Dori Hillestad Butler (The Ghost in the Tree House: Haunted Library #7), Ben Clanton (It Came in the Mail), Carole Estby Dagg (Sweet Home Alaska), Sandra Evans… Category: Arts & entertainment. Audience: Kids. Teens. Singles. College Students. Dads. Moms. Seniors. Families. Cost: Free. Tuesday, May 3, 2016, 7:00 PM – 9:00 PM. 990 102nd Ave NE, Bellevue, WA, 98004. For more info visit www2.bookstore.washington.edu.

SkyFit

SkyFit is without a doubt the most exciting workout you will have. It will leave your cheeks as sore as your quads from smiling so much!! It allows you to bounce, fly and spin while strengthening your core, toning muscles, and it is the ultimate way to start your day. SkyFit is a "cross-fit" style workout performed on the SkyMania Trampolines. This unique surface provides a low impact, high intensity workout that burns up to 1000 calories an hour! This full body workout builds cardio and muscles quickly! And.. It's incredibly fun!! Benefits: *68% more effective than jogging *Low to no impact *Increase circulation *Improves coordination, core strength, and muscle tone *Makes you feel like a kid again! Category: Classes & lectures. Sports & recreation. Audience: Kids. Teens. Singles. College Students. Dads. Moms. Seniors. Families. Cost: $8.00 per class, Get fit 10 punch pass - $69.00. Contact Name: nancy. Contact Email: nancyb@skymaniatrampolines.com. Contact Phone: 425-825-7599. Tuesday, May 3, 2016, 7:00 PM – 8:00 PM. 11801 NE 116th Street, Suite B, Kirkland, WA. For more info visit www.skymaniatrampolines.com.

SkyFit at SkyMania is Back!

Starting February 23rd. 7-8p.m. First class is free! (after that, $8 a class) So, come meet Lisa our instructor. What is SkyFit? SkyFit is without a doubt the most exciting workout you will have. It will leave your cheeks as sore as your quads from smiling so much!! It allows you to bounce, fly and spin while strengthening your core, toning muscles, and it is the ultimate way to start your day. SkyFit is a "cross-fit" style workout performed on the SkyMania Trampolines. This unique surface provides a low impact, high intensity workout that burns up to 1000 calories an hour! This full body workout builds cardio and muscles quickly! And.. It's incredibly fun!! Benefits: *68% more effective than jogging *Low to no impact *Increase circulation *Improves coordination, core strength, and muscle tone *Makes you feel like a kid again! Category: Classes & lectures. Sports & recreation. Audience: Kids. Teens. Singles. College Students. Dads. Moms. Seniors. Families. Cost: First class is free. Contact Name: Nancy. Contact Email: info@skymaniatrampolines.com. Contact Phone: 425-825-7599. Tuesday, May 3, 2016, 7:00 PM – 8:00 PM. 11801 NE 116th Street, Suite B, Kirkland, WA. For more info visit www.skymaniatrampolines.com.

Sleep Train’s Clothing Drive for Foster Kids

For foster kids, a new shirt, pair of jeans, or a dress is more than just an article of clothing. They allows kids to feel a sense of normalcy among their peers, be confident at school or while participating in activities, and so much more. To help ensure foster kids have clothes that fit and make them feel good, Sleep Train is hosting its annual Clothing Drive now through June 26th. Donate new clothing in all sizes – infant to adult at any Sleep Train store. The most requested items are jeans, t-shirts, sweatshirts, sweaters and packaged socks and undergarments. For more information, visit www.sleeptrainfosterkids.org. Category: Benefit. Charitable. Wednesday, May 4, 2016. Sleep Train 833 Bellevue Way NE Bellevue, WA 98004.

Aquarobics

Aquarobics is a professional 60-minute shallow water workout that will help you meet your goals of burning calories, leaner muscles and a stronger back. Category: Sports & recreation. Audience: Dads. Moms. Seniors. Cost: 10x Classes $92.50 / Drop In $16. Contact Name: Melissa Brown. Contact Email: info@aquarobics.net. Contact Phone: 425-894-0045. Events Newsletter: No. Wednesday, May 4, 2016, 8:00 AM. Bellevue Aquatic Center 601 143rd Ave NE Bellevue, WA 98007.

WaterMotion Water Therapy

WaterMotion is a group water therapy for those with arthritis, fibromyalgia, joint replacement, back issues and pre & post joint surgery. It is also used as the first step for getting back into exercise with its gentle cardio. Category: Sports & recreation. Audience: Dads. Moms. Seniors. Cost: 10x Classes $97.50 / Drop In $16. Contact Name: Melissa Brown. Contact Email: info@aquarobics.net. Contact Phone: 425-894-0045. Events Newsletter: No. Wednesday, May 4, 2016, 8:00 AM – 9:00 AM. Bellevue Aquatic Center 601 143rd Ave NE Bellevue, WA 98007.

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, May 4, 2016, 10:15 AM. Newcastle Library. For more info visit www.kcls.org.

Infant & Young Toddler Story Time

Ages 3 months 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: Lake Hills Library. Wednesday, May 4, 2016, 10:30 AM. Lake Hills Library. For more info visit www.kcls.org.

Preschool Story Time

Preschool ages with adult. Stories, songs and fun! Category: Arts & entertainment. Family. Music. Organizations. Audience: Kids. Dads. Moms. Families. Cost: Free. Contact Name: Newport Way Library. Wednesday, May 4, 2016, 10:30 AM. Newport Way Library. For more info visit www.kcls.org.

Russian 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. Wednesday, May 4, 2016, 10:30 AM. Library Connection @ Crossroads. For more info visit www.kcls.org.

CoCA & Columbia Winery Celebrate Northwest Artists

CoCA & Columbia Winery Celebrate Northwest Artists   Center on Contemporary Art is pleased to co-present CoCA & Columbia Winery Celebrate Northwest Artists, an exhibition highlighting CoCA members selected during a new partnership between Columbia Winery and CoCA which celebrated the union of wine and culture. Featuring artwork by Terese Cuff, Hallie Harris, Alan Rose, CASH, Anna Macrae, John Zimmerman, Melissa Koch, and Vikram Madan.  Artwork on view from April 1 - June 29 with a reception with the artists on Friday, April 1 from 5-7pm at Columbia Winery in Woodinville. Columbia Winery Gallery 14030 NE 145th St, Woodinville, WA 98072 Open 11-6pm everyday, 11-7pm Fridays 425-482-7490. Category: Arts & entertainment. Food & drink. Audience: Singles. Dads. Moms. Seniors. Cost: Free. Contact Name: Anna R Hurwitz. Contact Email: info@cocaseattle.org. Wednesday, May 4, 2016, 11:00 AM – 6:00 PM. Columbia Winery Gallery 14030 NE 145th St, Woodinville, WA 98072 Open 11-6pm everyday, 11-7pm Fridays 425-482-7490. For more info visit cocaseattle.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, May 4, 2016, 11:30 AM. Newcastle 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, May 4, 2016, 11:30 AM. Lake Hills Library. For more info visit www.kcls.org.

WaterMotion Water Therapy

WaterMotion is a group water therapy for those with arthritis, fibromyalgia, joint replacement, back issues and pre & post joint surgery. It is also used as the first step for getting back into exercise with its gentle cardio. Category: Sports & recreation. Audience: Dads. Moms. Seniors. Cost: 10x Classes $97.50 / Drop In $16. Contact Name: Melissa Brown. Contact Email: info@aquarobics.net. Contact Phone: 425-894-0045. Wednesday, May 4, 2016, 11:30 AM – 12:30 PM. Bellevue Aquatic Center 601 143rd Ave NE Bellevue, WA 98007.

Center on Contemporary Art Releases New Pop-Up (AR)t Book

Center on Contemporary Art Releases New Pop-Up (AR)t Book Art Book Goes High Tech, Uses Augmented Reality (AR) to Bring Virtual Art to the Real World As part of CoCA’s ongoing effort to push the boundaries of contemporary art—in this case by bringing new technology to its publications—CoCA jurors Joseph Roberts and David Francis have worked with Curator and Producer Ray C. Freeman III to select 18 contemporary artworks to present in a technology-enhanced art volume, Pop-up (AR)t Book. Similar to a traditional pop-up book, three dimensional versions of featured artists’ work will spring to life as the viewer turns each page. But instead of elaborate paper cutouts, new technology called Augmented Reality (AR) will allow the viewer to see the artwork in three dimensions on their mobile device – iPhone, iPad, and Android. CoCA to Celebrate Launch Of Pop-Up (AR)t at Special Reception CoCA will celebrate the launch of “CoCA Pop-Up (AR)t,” with a Book Release Party and Exhibition at the opening reception on Ma… Category: Arts & entertainment. Audience: Kids. Teens. Singles. College Students. Dads. Moms. Seniors. Families. Cost: Free. Contact Name: Nichole DeMent. Contact Email: info@cocaseattle.org. Contact Phone: 2067281980. Wednesday, May 4, 2016, 12:00 PM – 6:00 PM. CoCA @ Rubix 515 Harvard Ave. E. Seattle, WA 98102. For more info visit cocaseattle.org.

Center on Contemporary Art Releases New Pop-Up (AR)t Book

Center on Contemporary Art Releases New Pop-Up (AR)t Book Art Book Goes High Tech, Uses Augmented Reality (AR) to Bring Virtual Art to the Real World Seattle, WA (April 14, 2016): As part of CoCA’s ongoing effort to push the boundaries of contemporary art—in this case by bringing new technology to its publications—CoCA jurors Joseph Roberts and David Francis have worked with Curator and Producer Ray C. Freeman III to select 18 contemporary artworks to present in a technology-enhanced art volume, Pop-up (AR)t Book. Similar to a traditional pop-up book, three dimensional versions of featured artists’ work will spring to life as the viewer turns each page. But instead of elaborate paper cutouts, new technology called Augmented Reality (AR) will allow the viewer to see the artwork in three dimensions on their mobile device – iPhone, iPad, and Android. CoCA to Celebrate Launch Of Pop-Up (AR)t at Special Reception CoCA will celebrate the launch of “CoCA Pop-Up (AR)t,” with a Book Release Party and Exhibition… Category: Arts & entertainment. Audience: Kids. Teens. Singles. College Students. Dads. Moms. Seniors. Families. Cost: Free. Contact Name: Nichole DeMent. Contact Email: info@cocaseattle.org. Contact Phone: 2067281980. Wednesday, May 4, 2016, 12:00 PM – 6:00 PM. CoCA @ Rubix 515 Harvard Ave E. Seattle, WA 98102. For more info visit cocaseattle.org.

Employment Resources Drop-In

Looking for employment but don't know where to start? Discover resources and tools to search for jobs online, develop a strong resume, prepare for job interviews, and get connected to local employment services. No appointment necessary. First come, first served. Category: Arts & entertainment. Classes & lectures. Organizations. Audience: College Students. Dads. Moms. Seniors. Cost: Free. Contact Name: Bellevue Library. Wednesday, May 4, 2016, 12:00 PM. Bellevue Library. For more info visit www.kcls.org.

Brick Builders

Family program, all ages welcome. The library will provide the LEGOs, you provide the fun! Build, create and share with other LEGO lovers. Seating is limited; first-come, first-seated. Category: Arts & entertainment. Family. Organizations. Audience: Kids. Dads. Moms. Families. Cost: Free. Contact Name: Bellevue Library. Wednesday, May 4, 2016, 1:30 PM. Bellevue Library. For more info visit www.kcls.org.

Study Zone

When school is in session. Grades K-12. Drop in for homework help from trained volunteer tutors. The service is open to students in grades K-12 or anyone up to the age of 21 studying for the GED. Category: Arts & entertainment. Classes & lectures. Organizations. Schools. Audience: Kids. Teens. Cost: Free. Contact Name: Lake Hills Library. Wednesday, May 4, 2016, 2:00 PM. Lake Hills Library. For more info visit www.kcls.org.

Teen Zone Annex

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, May 4, 2016, 2:00 PM. Lake Hills Library. For more info visit www.kcls.org.

Understanding Glaze

This will be about glaze testing. No amount of lecturing or reading can take the place of testing, so we’ll try to have a firing between each of the classes. We’ll be talking about different systems of testing glazes efficiently, and how to make glaze tests and interpret them effectively. The ultimate goal of this class, if you do all the assignments, is to leave the class with at least one glaze recipe that is completely new, completely yours, that you have designed yourself. You’ll have your choice of working at cone 10 or cone 6 on your choice of clay bodies. You’ll need to have glaze test tiles ready when the class starts. See supply list for more details. It’ll be fun. Honest! Category: Arts & entertainment. Audience: Teens. Singles. College Students. Dads. Moms. Seniors. Cost: $195.00. Contact Name: Liz VanBemmel. Contact Email: info@kirklandartscenter.org. Contact Phone: 425 822 7161. Wednesday, May 4, 2016, 2:00 PM – 4:30 PM. KAC 620 Market Street Kirkland WA, 98033 Room: Mezzanine Studio. For more info visit kirklandartscenter.gosignmeup.com.

Morgan Matson, Siobhan Vivian, and Suzanne Young

Three young women whose lives were going one way suddenly go another in the latest YA novels by Morgan Matson, Siobhan Vivian, and Suzanne Young. In The Unexpected Everything, Andie's Ivy League prep turns into a summer of dog walking when her congressman father becomes entangled in a scandal. In The Last Boy and Girl in the World, Morgan and her friends contemplate last chances, loss, and new lives ahead as their town faces permanent evacuation. And in The Epidemic, Quinlan must deal with a world turned upside-down after she discovers a scary truth during her latest assignment "playing" a deceased teen for a bereaved family. With all three exciting books out just in time for summer reading, we're excited to welcome Matson, Vivian, and Young to share them with us. Category: Arts & entertainment. Audience: Teens. Singles. College Students. Families. Cost: Free. Wednesday, May 4, 2016, 6:00 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. Wednesday, May 4, 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, May 4, 2016, 6:00 PM – 8:15 PM. Unity of Bellevue 16330 NE 4th St, Bellevue, WA 98008. For more info visit www.unityofbellevue.org.

An Inside Look at College Admissions

Presented by Heather Parry, Parry College Counseling. Both students and parents are encouraged to attend. A former UW admission counselor walks through the college admissions timeline and the changes on the horizon. Learn about the differences between admission to liberal arts colleges, large public universities, and everything in between! Session will also cover the additional requirements for international students applying to U.S. colleges. Chinese interpreters will be available. Registration required. Category: Arts & entertainment. Classes & lectures. Organizations. Audience: Teens. Dads. Moms. Families. Cost: Free. Contact Name: Newport Way Library. Wednesday, May 4, 2016, 7:00 PM. Newport Way Library. For more info visit www.kcls.org.

An Inside Look at College Admissions

Presented by Heather Parry, Parry College Counseling. A former UW admission counselor walks through the college admissions timeline and the changes on the horizon. Learn about the differences between admission to liberal arts colleges, large public universities, and everything in between! Session will also cover the additional requirements for international students applying to U.S. colleges. Both students and parents are encouraged to attend. Chinese language translation service will be available. Registration required. http://evanced.kcls.org/evanced/lib_testnohead/eventsignup.asp?ID=374060&rts=&disptype=&ret=eventcalendar.asp&pointer=&returnToSearch=&num=0&ad=&dt=mo&mo=5/1/2016&df=calendar&EventType=ALL&Lib=28&AgeGroup=Adults&LangType=0&WindowMode=&noheader=&lad=&pub=1&nopub=&page=&pgdisp=. Category: Classes & lectures. Audience: Teens. College Students. Dads. Moms. Contact Name: Newport Way Library. Contact Phone: 425-747-2390. Wednesday, May 4, 2016, 7:00 PM. Newport Way Library 14250 SE Newport Way Bellevue, WA 98006.

Sleep Train’s Clothing Drive for Foster Kids

For foster kids, a new shirt, pair of jeans, or a dress is more than just an article of clothing. They allows kids to feel a sense of normalcy among their peers, be confident at school or while participating in activities, and so much more. To help ensure foster kids have clothes that fit and make them feel good, Sleep Train is hosting its annual Clothing Drive now through June 26th. Donate new clothing in all sizes – infant to adult at any Sleep Train store. The most requested items are jeans, t-shirts, sweatshirts, sweaters and packaged socks and undergarments. For more information, visit www.sleeptrainfosterkids.org. Category: Benefit. Charitable. Thursday, May 5, 2016. Sleep Train 833 Bellevue Way NE Bellevue, WA 98004.

Breakfast of Hope

Northwest Kidney Centers will raise money for patient support services at its 14th annual Breakfast of Hope. Keynote speaker will be Ben Ruback, a Harvard-educated high school chemistry teacher from Salem, Mass. Ruback gets kidney dialysis at home five days a week to sustain his life. He’s been on dialysis since the fourth grade. He uses his personal health experience to bring chemistry concepts to life and inspire his students to overcome obstacles. Category: Charitable. Audience: Kids. Teens. Singles. College Students. Dads. Moms. Seniors. Families. Cost: $150, suggested donation. Contact Name: Tim Heimerle. Contact Email: tim.heimerle@nwkidney.org. Contact Phone: 206-720-8544. Thursday, May 5, 2016, 7:30 AM. Westin Seattle. For more info visit www.nwkidney.org.

National Day of Prayer

Woodin Valley Baptist Church is open at 9 A.M. to 3 P.M. to the community. All are invited to come and pray in God's House for whatever God has laid on your heart. For questions contact 425 481 1075. Category: Faith. Audience: Kids. Teens. Singles. College Students. Dads. Moms. Seniors. Families. Cost: Free. Contact Name: Jaime. Contact Email: JaimeH@WoodinValleyBaptist.org. Contact Phone: 425 481 1075. Thursday, May 5, 2016, 9:00 AM – 3:00 PM. Woodin Valley Baptist Church 5400 228th Street SE Bothell, WA 9821.

Seattle Sales & Marketing Career Fair

Seattle Professional Career Event - Sales & Management Specific HireLive is a national career service company specializing in Sales, Retail and Management Career Fairs, and has more than a decade of experience in connecting job seekers with industry leading companies that are currently hiring. This is your opportunity to interview face to face with 15+ Fortune 500 and Industry Leading companies seeking talented, experienced and enthusiastic sales, retail and management candidates. Many of the companies we work with offer some/all of the following: -Base + Uncapped Commission Pay Structure -Flexible Work Schedule -Full Benefits, 401K, Stock Options -Company Car or Gas Allowances -President Club Trips & Other Incentives -Opportunity for Immense Growth -$70k+ 1st Yr Salaries Meet With Hiring Managers on May 5th! SEATTLE Thursday, May 5th 9:00am – 12:30pm Westin Seattle Hotel 1900 5th Avenue Seattle, WA 98101 Parking: 2 hours: $17 Email Your Resume To: 11568-21-mh2006@apply.maxhire.net… Category: Fairs & festivals. Audience: Singles. College Students. Dads. Moms. Cost: Free to Attend. Contact Name: Christina Toth. Contact Email: ctoth@hirelive.com. Contact Phone: 949-599-1867. Thursday, May 5, 2016, 9:00 AM – 12:30 PM. Westin Seattle Hotel 1900 5th Avenue Seattle, WA 98101. For more info visit www.hirelive.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, May 5, 2016, 10:30 AM. Newcastle Library. For more info visit www.kcls.org.

Opera Preview: The Flying Dutchman by Richard Wagner

This free lecture, provided to increase enjoyment and appreciation of Seattle Opera productions, will feature Norm Hollingshead with recorded musical excerpts. Space is limited. First come, first seated. Category: Arts & entertainment. Classes & lectures. Music. Organizations. Theater. Audience: College Students. Dads. Moms. Seniors. Cost: Free. Contact Name: Newport Way Library. Thursday, May 5, 2016, 10:30 AM. Newport Way 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, May 5, 2016, 10:30 AM. Lake Hills Library. For more info visit www.kcls.org.

CoCA & Columbia Winery Celebrate Northwest Artists

CoCA & Columbia Winery Celebrate Northwest Artists   Center on Contemporary Art is pleased to co-present CoCA & Columbia Winery Celebrate Northwest Artists, an exhibition highlighting CoCA members selected during a new partnership between Columbia Winery and CoCA which celebrated the union of wine and culture. Featuring artwork by Terese Cuff, Hallie Harris, Alan Rose, CASH, Anna Macrae, John Zimmerman, Melissa Koch, and Vikram Madan.  Artwork on view from April 1 - June 29 with a reception with the artists on Friday, April 1 from 5-7pm at Columbia Winery in Woodinville. Columbia Winery Gallery 14030 NE 145th St, Woodinville, WA 98072 Open 11-6pm everyday, 11-7pm Fridays 425-482-7490. Category: Arts & entertainment. Food & drink. Audience: Singles. Dads. Moms. Seniors. Cost: Free. Contact Name: Anna R Hurwitz. Contact Email: info@cocaseattle.org. Thursday, May 5, 2016, 11:00 AM – 6:00 PM. Columbia Winery Gallery 14030 NE 145th St, Woodinville, WA 98072 Open 11-6pm everyday, 11-7pm Fridays 425-482-7490. For more info visit cocaseattle.org.

Center on Contemporary Art Releases New Pop-Up (AR)t Book

Center on Contemporary Art Releases New Pop-Up (AR)t Book Art Book Goes High Tech, Uses Augmented Reality (AR) to Bring Virtual Art to the Real World Seattle, WA (April 14, 2016): As part of CoCA’s ongoing effort to push the boundaries of contemporary art—in this case by bringing new technology to its publications—CoCA jurors Joseph Roberts and David Francis have worked with Curator and Producer Ray C. Freeman III to select 18 contemporary artworks to present in a technology-enhanced art volume, Pop-up (AR)t Book. Similar to a traditional pop-up book, three dimensional versions of featured artists’ work will spring to life as the viewer turns each page. But instead of elaborate paper cutouts, new technology called Augmented Reality (AR) will allow the viewer to see the artwork in three dimensions on their mobile device – iPhone, iPad, and Android. CoCA to Celebrate Launch Of Pop-Up (AR)t at Special Reception CoCA will celebrate the launch of “CoCA Pop-Up (AR)t,” with a Book Release Party and Exhibition… Category: Arts & entertainment. Audience: Kids. Teens. Singles. College Students. Dads. Moms. Seniors. Families. Cost: Free. Contact Name: Nichole DeMent. Contact Email: info@cocaseattle.org. Contact Phone: 2067281980. Thursday, May 5, 2016, 12:00 PM – 6:00 PM. CoCA @ Rubix 515 Harvard Ave E. Seattle, WA 98102. For more info visit cocaseattle.org.

Center on Contemporary Art Releases New Pop-Up (AR)t Book

Center on Contemporary Art Releases New Pop-Up (AR)t Book Art Book Goes High Tech, Uses Augmented Reality (AR) to Bring Virtual Art to the Real World As part of CoCA’s ongoing effort to push the boundaries of contemporary art—in this case by bringing new technology to its publications—CoCA jurors Joseph Roberts and David Francis have worked with Curator and Producer Ray C. Freeman III to select 18 contemporary artworks to present in a technology-enhanced art volume, Pop-up (AR)t Book. Similar to a traditional pop-up book, three dimensional versions of featured artists’ work will spring to life as the viewer turns each page. But instead of elaborate paper cutouts, new technology called Augmented Reality (AR) will allow the viewer to see the artwork in three dimensions on their mobile device – iPhone, iPad, and Android. CoCA to Celebrate Launch Of Pop-Up (AR)t at Special Reception CoCA will celebrate the launch of “CoCA Pop-Up (AR)t,” with a Book Release Party and Exhibition at the opening reception on Ma… Category: Arts & entertainment. Audience: Kids. Teens. Singles. College Students. Dads. Moms. Seniors. Families. Cost: Free. Contact Name: Nichole DeMent. Contact Email: info@cocaseattle.org. Contact Phone: 2067281980. Thursday, May 5, 2016, 12:00 PM – 6:00 PM. CoCA @ Rubix 515 Harvard Ave. E. Seattle, WA 98102. For more info visit cocaseattle.org.

Mercer Island Visual Arts League - Featuring Jesse Kelly Glass

Featuring glass artist Jesse Kelly of Seattle. Jesse is known for his colorful, large, botanical- type glass. The artist reception takes place Thursday May 5th from 5-8pm. In addition to Jesse, the regular thirty artists will be showing their work. Category: Arts & entertainment. Audience: Kids. Teens. Singles. College Students. Dads. Moms. Seniors. Families. Cost: free. Contact Name: Nannette Bassett. Contact Email: nannettebas@gmail.com. Contact Phone: 206-232-8148. Thursday, May 5, 2016, 12:00 PM – Sunday, May 29, 2016, 6:00 PM. 2836 78th Ave SE 98040.

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. Spanish speaker available. Category: Arts & entertainment. Family. Music. Organizations. Audience: College Students. Dads. Moms. Seniors. Cost: Free. Contact Name: Library Connection @ Crossroads. Thursday, May 5, 2016, 2:00 PM. Crossroads Mini City Hall. For more info visit www.kcls.org.

5 Week Night Childbirth Preparation

Class recommended to be taken during 7th or 8th month of pregnancy Topics include: -Anatomy & physiology of pregnancy labor & birth (What happens in a woman’s body?) -Signs & Stages of labor (How will I know it’s time to go to the hospital?) -Comfort measures & natural pain management (What can I do to manage the pain?): -Breathing & relaxation -Positions in labor -Comfort methods to decrease pain sensations in labor -Medical Interventions & Cesarean Birth -Pain medication (What medications can help me with the pain?) -Newborn Care (How do I care for an infant?) -Maternity Center Tour (Where do I go when it’s time to have the baby?) Things to bring to the class: -Dress in comfortable clothing for breathing & relaxation exercises -Two pillows -Blanket or mat -Bottled water. Category: Classes & lectures. Audience: Dads. Moms. Cost: $95 per couple. Contact Name: Family & Community Education. Contact Email: classes@overlakehospital.org. Contact Phone: 425-688-5259. Thursday, May 5, 2016, 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM. Overlake Medical Center - PACCAR Education Center Bellevue, WA. For more info visit www.overlakehospital.org.

Aquarobics

Aquarobics is a professional 60-minute shallow water workout that will help you meet your goals of burning calories, leaner muscles and a stronger back. Category: Sports & recreation. Audience: Dads. Moms. Seniors. Cost: 10x Classes $92.50 / Drop In $16. Contact Name: Melissa Brown. Contact Email: info@aquarobics.net. Contact Phone: 425-894-0045. Events Newsletter: No. Thursday, May 5, 2016, 6:00 PM – 7:00 PM. Bellevue Aquatic Center 601 143rd Ave NE Bellevue, WA 98007.

JuarezX: Dragged Across Borders

Center on Contemporary Art presents “JuarezX: Dragged Across Borders” Politically Charged Art Exhibition Challenges Socio Political Borders From May 5 – 28, 2016 CoCA presents “JuárezX, Dragged Across Borders,” co-curated by Joseph C. Roberts and Peter Bill. The exhibit presents work by undocumented immigrants and artists from Juarez, Mexico to explore the intersection of race, class, and migrant status at the US and Mexico border. Simultaneously, the exhibit presents readings and interactive workshops that invite visitors to consider social norms, or borders, created around gender and sexuality. CoCA is proud to present an exhibition and support artists that dissolve boundaries and invite visitors to question borders as places that allow fixed notions of identity to bend, stretch, and even disappear. The exhibit features work by artists from Juárez, Mexico who have literally and conceptually been “dragged” across borders. Yorch Otte, an urban muralist, serigrapher and leader of the Art Collective “Reziz… Category: Arts & entertainment. Audience: Kids. Teens. Singles. College Students. Dads. Moms. Seniors. Families. Cost: Free. Contact Name: Nichole DeMent. Contact Email: info@cocaseattle.org. Contact Phone: 206-728-1980. Thursday, May 5, 2016, 6:00 PM – 9:00 PM. CoCA PS35 106 Cherry St. Seattle, WA Gallery Hours: Fri-Sat 1p-7p info@cocaseattle.org www.cocaseattle.org 206.728.1980. For more info visit www.cocaseattle.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 Gen Kelsang Khedrub, a Western Buddhist monk and the Resident Teacher of Kadampa Meditation Center Washington. Gen Khedrub has been studying and practicing Kadampa Buddhism under Geshe Kelsang Gyatso’s guidance for many years. His heartfelt teachings are presented with clarity and humor that make them accessible to everyone. Through his kindness, humility and deep understanding of Buddhist teachings, Gen Khedrub provides an inspiring example of a contemporary Buddhist practitioner that we can follow. “By training in meditation, we create an inner space and clarity than enable us to control our mind regardless of… 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: info@meditateinseattle.org. Contact Phone: 206-526-9565. Thursday, May 5, 2016, 6:00 PM – 7:30 PM. Dreamclinic 15436 Bel-Red Road, Redmond WA 98052. For more info visit meditateinseattle.org.

Peter Curtis- The Dragontail Buttonhole

A tale of adventure, family, and survival set against the horrors of WWII Nazi Europe, Peter Curtis' The Dragontail Buttonhole tells the story of a Jewish tailor in Prague and his family's daring escape from Nazi occupied territory after he's arrested, tortured, and set free. Traveling through Hungary and Germany with the aid of a small-time smuggler, their journey is marked by danger and despair. And unfolding in a fascinating psychological analysis of friend and foe, their story is ultimately one of courage and compassion that will restore your faith in humanity. For a chance to meet the author and hear about the inspiration behind his gripping WWII novel, join us for this reading and signing with Curtis. Category: Arts & entertainment. Audience: Singles. College Students. Dads. Moms. Seniors. Cost: Free. Thursday, May 5, 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. Thursday, May 5, 2016, 6:00 PM. 11801 NE 116th Street, Suite B, Kirkland, WA.

Sleep Train’s Clothing Drive for Foster Kids

For foster kids, a new shirt, pair of jeans, or a dress is more than just an article of clothing. They allows kids to feel a sense of normalcy among their peers, be confident at school or while participating in activities, and so much more. To help ensure foster kids have clothes that fit and make them feel good, Sleep Train is hosting its annual Clothing Drive now through June 26th. Donate new clothing in all sizes – infant to adult at any Sleep Train store. The most requested items are jeans, t-shirts, sweatshirts, sweaters and packaged socks and undergarments. For more information, visit www.sleeptrainfosterkids.org. Category: Benefit. Charitable. Friday, May 6, 2016. Sleep Train 833 Bellevue Way NE Bellevue, WA 98004.

The Annual Camano Island Studio Tour

The Camano Island Studio Tour is the longest-running, self-guided art tour in the Pacific Northwest. Featuring over 50 juried artists, 24 studios and 4 galleries, the Camano Island Studio Tour is a Northwest tradition that attracts art collectors and fans from around the region in a natural setting that is sure to inspire visitors throughout the two-weekend event. Category: Arts & entertainment. Audience: Kids. Teens. Singles. College Students. Dads. Moms. Seniors. Families. Cost: free. Contact Email: info@camanostudiotour.com. Friday, May 6, 2016 – Sunday, May 8, 2016. Camano Island.

Aquarobics

Aquarobics is a professional 60-minute shallow water workout that will help you meet your goals of burning calories, leaner muscles and a stronger back. Category: Sports & recreation. Audience: Dads. Moms. Seniors. Cost: 10x Classes $92.50 / Drop In $16. Contact Name: Melissa Brown. Contact Email: info@aquarobics.net. Contact Phone: 425-894-0045. Events Newsletter: No. Friday, May 6, 2016, 8:00 AM. Bellevue Aquatic Center 601 143rd Ave NE Bellevue, WA 98007.

WaterMotion Water Therapy

WaterMotion is a group water therapy for those with arthritis, fibromyalgia, joint replacement, back issues and pre & post joint surgery. It is also used as the first step for getting back into exercise with its gentle cardio. Category: Sports & recreation. Audience: Dads. Moms. Seniors. Cost: 10x Classes $97.50 / Drop In $16. Contact Name: Melissa Brown. Contact Email: info@aquarobics.net. Contact Phone: 425-894-0045. Events Newsletter: No. Friday, May 6, 2016, 8:00 AM – 9:00 AM. Bellevue Aquatic Center 601 143rd Ave NE Bellevue, WA 98007.

Paws-On Science: Husky Weekend

Pacific Science Center welcomes the University of Washington for Paws-on Science: Husky Weekend with plenty of purple, gold and hands-on science experiments for the whole family. Huskies of all ages are invited to participate in three days of interactive activities that highlight the cutting-edge research from a globally ranked university located right in the heart of Seattle. Learn about the boundless research breakthroughs happening in our own backyard. Don’t miss out on special appearances made by Harry the Husky, the Husky Marching Band, UW Cheer and Dance, and live UW mascot, Dubs. Category: 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. University of Washington alumni, students, faculty and staff will receive a 20 percent% discount off general admission (with ID). Friday, May 6, 2016, 10:00 AM – 6:00 PM. Pacific Science Center 200 Second Ave. North, Seattle, WA 98109. For more info visit www.pacificsciencecenter.org.

Bellevue Friends of the Library Play Reading: Private Lives by Noel Coward

Category: Arts & entertainment. Organizations. Theater. Audience: College Students. Dads. Moms. Seniors. Cost: Free. Contact Name: Bellevue Library. Friday, May 6, 2016, 10:30 AM. Bellevue Library. For more info visit www.kcls.org.

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, May 6, 2016, 10:30 AM. Library Connection @ Crossroads. 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, May 6, 2016, 10:30 AM. Newport Way Library. For more info visit www.kcls.org.

7th Annual CFH Luncheon

Wondering how you can help the homeless population on the Eastside? Please join us May 6, 2016 to discover the personal journeys people experiencing homelessness undertake to establish independence and identity beyond their circumstances. Keynote Speaker Tom Miles will share his personal recovery story from homelessness to becoming the lead Outreach Case Manager at CFH. Category: Benefit. Charitable. Food & drink. Organizations. Audience: Singles. College Students. Dads. Moms. Seniors. Families. Cost: None. Contact Name: Katherine Jordan. Contact Email: katherinej@cfhomeless.org. Contact Phone: 206-579-6607. Friday, May 6, 2016, 11:00 AM – 1:00 PM. Hyatt Regency Bellevue 900 Bellevue Way NE Bellevue, WA 98004.

CoCA & Columbia Winery Celebrate Northwest Artists

CoCA & Columbia Winery Celebrate Northwest Artists   Center on Contemporary Art is pleased to co-present CoCA & Columbia Winery Celebrate Northwest Artists, an exhibition highlighting CoCA members selected during a new partnership between Columbia Winery and CoCA which celebrated the union of wine and culture. Featuring artwork by Terese Cuff, Hallie Harris, Alan Rose, CASH, Anna Macrae, John Zimmerman, Melissa Koch, and Vikram Madan.  Artwork on view from April 1 - June 29 with a reception with the artists on Friday, April 1 from 5-7pm at Columbia Winery in Woodinville. Columbia Winery Gallery 14030 NE 145th St, Woodinville, WA 98072 Open 11-6pm everyday, 11-7pm Fridays 425-482-7490. Category: Arts & entertainment. Food & drink. Audience: Singles. Dads. Moms. Seniors. Cost: Free. Contact Name: Anna R Hurwitz. Contact Email: info@cocaseattle.org. Friday, May 6, 2016, 11:00 AM – 6:00 PM. Columbia Winery Gallery 14030 NE 145th St, Woodinville, WA 98072 Open 11-6pm everyday, 11-7pm Fridays 425-482-7490. For more info visit cocaseattle.org.

Center on Contemporary Art Releases New Pop-Up (AR)t Book

Center on Contemporary Art Releases New Pop-Up (AR)t Book Art Book Goes High Tech, Uses Augmented Reality (AR) to Bring Virtual Art to the Real World Seattle, WA (April 14, 2016): As part of CoCA’s ongoing effort to push the boundaries of contemporary art—in this case by bringing new technology to its publications—CoCA jurors Joseph Roberts and David Francis have worked with Curator and Producer Ray C. Freeman III to select 18 contemporary artworks to present in a technology-enhanced art volume, Pop-up (AR)t Book. Similar to a traditional pop-up book, three dimensional versions of featured artists’ work will spring to life as the viewer turns each page. But instead of elaborate paper cutouts, new technology called Augmented Reality (AR) will allow the viewer to see the artwork in three dimensions on their mobile device – iPhone, iPad, and Android. CoCA to Celebrate Launch Of Pop-Up (AR)t at Special Reception CoCA will celebrate the launch of “CoCA Pop-Up (AR)t,” with a Book Release Party and Exhibition… Category: Arts & entertainment. Audience: Kids. Teens. Singles. College Students. Dads. Moms. Seniors. Families. Cost: Free. Contact Name: Nichole DeMent. Contact Email: info@cocaseattle.org. Contact Phone: 2067281980. Friday, May 6, 2016, 12:00 PM – 6:00 PM. CoCA @ Rubix 515 Harvard Ave E. Seattle, WA 98102. For more info visit cocaseattle.org.

Center on Contemporary Art Releases New Pop-Up (AR)t Book

Center on Contemporary Art Releases New Pop-Up (AR)t Book Art Book Goes High Tech, Uses Augmented Reality (AR) to Bring Virtual Art to the Real World As part of CoCA’s ongoing effort to push the boundaries of contemporary art—in this case by bringing new technology to its publications—CoCA jurors Joseph Roberts and David Francis have worked with Curator and Producer Ray C. Freeman III to select 18 contemporary artworks to present in a technology-enhanced art volume, Pop-up (AR)t Book. Similar to a traditional pop-up book, three dimensional versions of featured artists’ work will spring to life as the viewer turns each page. But instead of elaborate paper cutouts, new technology called Augmented Reality (AR) will allow the viewer to see the artwork in three dimensions on their mobile device – iPhone, iPad, and Android. CoCA to Celebrate Launch Of Pop-Up (AR)t at Special Reception CoCA will celebrate the launch of “CoCA Pop-Up (AR)t,” with a Book Release Party and Exhibition at the opening reception on Ma… Category: Arts & entertainment. Audience: Kids. Teens. Singles. College Students. Dads. Moms. Seniors. Families. Cost: Free. Contact Name: Nichole DeMent. Contact Email: info@cocaseattle.org. Contact Phone: 2067281980. Friday, May 6, 2016, 12:00 PM – 6:00 PM. CoCA @ Rubix 515 Harvard Ave. E. Seattle, WA 98102. For more info visit cocaseattle.org.

JuarezX: Dragged Across Borders

Center on Contemporary Art presents “JuarezX: Dragged Across Borders” Politically Charged Art Exhibition Challenges Socio Political Borders From May 5 – 28, 2016 CoCA presents “JuárezX, Dragged Across Borders,” co-curated by Joseph C. Roberts and Peter Bill. The exhibit presents work by undocumented immigrants and artists from Juarez, Mexico to explore the intersection of race, class, and migrant status at the US and Mexico border. Simultaneously, the exhibit presents readings and interactive workshops that invite visitors to consider social norms, or borders, created around gender and sexuality. CoCA is proud to present an exhibition and support artists that dissolve boundaries and invite visitors to question borders as places that allow fixed notions of identity to bend, stretch, and even disappear. The exhibit features work by artists from Juárez, Mexico who have literally and conceptually been “dragged” across borders. Yorch Otte, an urban muralist, serigrapher and leader of the Art Collective “Reziz… Category: Arts & entertainment. Classes & lectures. Audience: Kids. Teens. Singles. College Students. Dads. Moms. Seniors. Families. Cost: Free. Contact Name: Nichole DeMent. Contact Email: info@cocaseattle.org. Contact Phone: 206-728-1980. Friday, May 6, 2016, 1:00 PM – 7:00 PM. CoCA PS35 106 Cherry St. Seattle, WA Gallery Hours: Fri-Sat 1p-7p info@cocaseattle.org www.cocaseattle.org 206.728.1980. For more info visit www.cocaseattle.org.

Northwest Paddling Festival

For expert paddlers or those looking to try sea kayaking or stand-up paddling for the first time, the 6th annual Northwest Paddling Festival is THE place to be to get started for a summer on the water. It’s your opportunity to demo boats, take kayak tours, attend seminars and check out the latest in gear and accessories from the more than 60 paddle sports businesses. You can also watch a kayak polo exhibition match or enter the Northwest Paddling Challenge Race on May 7 which is open to kayakers, stand-up paddleboarders and outriggers! When: Friday May 6 - Saturday, May 7, 2016 Hours: Friday 2:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m. Saturday, 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. Category: Fairs & festivals. Family. Outdoor. Sports & recreation. Audience: Kids. Teens. Singles. College Students. Dads. Moms. Seniors. Families. Cost: The event is free to the public to attend. Canoes, kayaks and SUPs can be demo’d at the event from the beach for a nominal $7 fee. Those who register for the Paddling Challenge will receive a wrist band which is good for the whole day of demos. Contact Name: Katie McPhail. Contact Email: katie@nmta.net. Contact Phone: 206-634-0911. Friday, May 6, 2016, 2:00 PM – Saturday, May 7, 2016, 5:00 PM. Sunset Beach at Lake Sammamish State Park, 2000 N.W. Sammamish Road, Issaquah, WA.

Vietnamese 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, May 6, 2016, 4:00 PM. Library Connection @ Crossroads. For more info visit www.kcls.org.

Master Gardener Plant Sale Preview Party Fundraiser

This fundraising event for the Master Gardener Foundation of King County kicks off the Master Gardener Plant Sale weekend with a party. There will wine and hors d'ouerves by celebrated local guest chefs, and early picks of plants for sale. Ciscoe Morris presents the famed Golden Brussels Sprout Award. Advance tickets for the Preview Party are available at Brown Paper Tickets #2518280. Category: Arts & entertainment. Benefit. Charitable. Fairs & festivals. Food & drink. Music. Outdoor. Audience: Singles. Dads. Moms. Seniors. Cost: 35.00. Friday, May 6, 2016, 5:30 PM – 8:00 PM. UW Center for Urban Horticulture 3501 NE 41st St Seattle, WA 98105. For more info visit www.mgfkc.org.

"Slowing the Selfie" - a pinhole photography installation

May - June 2016 Using pinhole cameras and film, a group of regional photographers explores the juxtaposition of the modern day “selfie” and one of the oldest forms of photography. This project includes an art installation and series of free to the public events at the VALA Art Center. Artists' Reception Friday, May 6th 6pm - 8pm VALA Art Center & Studios (located in Redmond Town Center) Featuring pinhole photographs by: Colby Perry Hank Leiter Jana Uyeda Jeff Soderquist Marisa Mouton Provo Monica Smith Todd Schlemmer Sponsored by the City of Redmond. Category: Arts & entertainment. Audience: Teens. Singles. College Students. Dads. Moms. Seniors. Families. Cost: FREE; $5 suggested donation. Friday, May 6, 2016, 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM. 7330 164th Ave NE, Redmond, WA 98052. For more info visit www.facebook.com.

Bellevue Arts Museum Docent Recruiting

SHARE YOUR PASSION FOR ART, CRAFT AND DESIGN BECOME A BELLEVUE ARTS MUSEUM DOCENT As a volunteer museum guide, you’ll be an essential link between the public and the Museum.  We offer an extended training program, with classes starting in September, 2016. You'll have fun making connections with others who share your passion; receive continuing education about art, craft, and design; attend art tours to local artists’ studios and collector’s homes;  walk through exhibitions with curators; and participate in book and movie clubs.     • Join us for a free information session:  Friday, May 6, 5:00 to 6:00, or Friday, June 3, 5:00 to 6:00. • Contact Education Curator at eileenh@bellevuearts.org or 425-519-0793 • Check  out www.bellevuearts.org/get_involved/docent.html. Category: Arts & entertainment. Classes & lectures. Organizations. Volunteer. Audience: Singles. College Students. Dads. Moms. Seniors. Cost: none for information session. Contact Name: Kate Greenquist. Contact Email: kgreenquist@comcast.net. Contact Phone: (206) 553-1082. Friday, May 6, 2016, 6:00 PM – 7:00 PM. Bellevue Arts Museum.

Documentary film-Santa Rosa: Odyssey in the Rhythm of Mariachi. Director Sławomir Grünberg will be present at the screening

Santa Rosa is a documentary film about over 1400 Polish refugees from the Soviet camps in Siberia who in 1943 arrived in a Mexican ranch of Santa Rosa at the invitation of President Manuel Ávila Camacho. Santa Rosa became their home for a number of years to come. Mexico was the only country outside the British Commonwealth that offered assistance in solving the humanitarian crisis of thousands of Polish WW2 refugees displaced in temporary camps in Iran. After the end of the war and the closing of Santa Rosa colony, only 87 refugees returned to Poland. Most of them immigrated to the United States. Those who settled in Chicago set up the Santa Rosa Club and once a year they gather to reminisce the good old days to the sounds of music remembered from childhood. Sławomir Grünberg is an Emmy Award winning documentary producer, director and cameraman. He is a graduate of the Polish Film School in Lodz. He immigrated to the US in 1981 and has since directed and produced over 45 documentary films. His works, w… Category: Arts & entertainment. Audience: Kids. Teens. Singles. College Students. Dads. Moms. Seniors. Families. Cost: Free. Contact Name: Aleksandra Monk. Contact Email: aleks1@comcast.net. Contact Phone: 206-524-7513. Friday, May 6, 2016, 7:00 PM – 9:00 PM. University of Washington, Thomson Hall #101 Seattle, WA 98105. For more info visit www.facebook.com.

Woodinville Reserve

Join Woodinville Wine Country for an evening of food, wine, and fun. The event is a preview of Woodinville winemakers’ spring selections. Enjoy delicious reds, whites and rosés from over 30 wineries, paired with a variety of hearty bites from award-winning Pacific Northwest chef Seth Frenald. Tickets are available for $60 (a portion of the proceeds support our charity partner The GoodTimes Project, creating lifelong memories for kids with cancer). For more information or to register, visit www.woodinvillewinecountry.com. Category: Charitable. Food & drink. Audience: Singles. College Students. Dads. Moms. Seniors. Cost: $60. Contact Name: Sandra Lee. Contact Email: wwc@woodinvillewinecountry.com. Contact Phone: (425) 287-3298. Friday, May 6, 2016, 7:00 PM – 9:30 PM. Novelty Hill Januik 14710 Woodinville-Redmond Rd NE, Woodinville, WA 98072. For more info visit woodinvillewinecountry.com.

Kaleidoscope In Concert

Kaleidoscope Dance Company presents the 35th Anniversary of Kaleidoscope in Concert at the Broadway Performance Hall Mother’s Day weekend, May 6, 7, and 8. The 35th Anniversary Concert celebrates and supports the wealth of creative talent in Seattle by presenting the diverse work of seven local choreographers; Mary Kay Bisignano-Vadino, Kayti Bouljon, Joshua Crouch, Anne Green Gilbert, Danielle Payton Axtell, Gary Reed, and Sonam Tshedzom Tingkhye. The concert also premieres works by East coast choreographers Danielle Pierce-Master (NYC) and Vincent Thomas (Towson University, MD), sharing their voices with Seattle audiences for the first time. Modern dance history is honored as three of the dances have connections to Rudolf Laban, Doris Humphrey, and Martha Graham. Kaleidoscope’s unique blend of talent, enthusiasm, and soul delights and captivates audiences of all ages. Kaleidoscope in Concert celebrates the joy of dance with an exceptional balance of youth and professionalism. Kaleidoscope Dance Comp… Category: Arts & entertainment. Family. Theater. Audience: Kids. Teens. Singles. College Students. Dads. Moms. Seniors. Families. Cost: $8 youth/senior - $18 adult. Contact Name: Terry Goetz. Contact Email: Terry@creativedance.org. Contact Phone: 206-363-7281. Friday, May 6, 2016, 7:30 PM – 9:30 PM. Broadway Performance Hall 1625 Broadway, Seattle 98122. For more info visit www.brownpapertickets.com.

The Lion in Winter

Valley Center Stage is excited to present its final play of the 2015-2016 regular season, "The Lion in Winter." Described as a ”modern day classic of family drama,” "The Lion in Winter" takes the audience on a wild ride inside the castle of Henry II during a Christmas celebration the King has thrown for his guest, newly crowned King of France, Philip II Augustus. The King’s three surviving sons, his mistress and his wife, Eleanor, who has been imprisoned since launching a revolt against her husband, are also in attendance at the gathering. Sparks fly with sharp, biting dialogue, shifting loyalties, sibling rivalries and exquisite power plays. The comedic and dramatic storytelling is captivating as these seven passionate characters vie for position and their place in history. Directed by British-born Vince Brady, this production features a well-rounded experienced cast with Peter Cook as King Henry II, Rochelle Wyatt as Eleanor, Dylan Cook as Geoffrey, David Hebert as Richard Lionheart, Ryan Har… Category: Arts & entertainment. Theater. Audience: Teens. Singles. College Students. Dads. Moms. Seniors. Families. Cost: $17.50 for adults; $14 for senior/students. Contact Name: Jim Snyder. Contact Email: valleycenterstage@gmail.com. Contact Phone: (425) 200-8936. Friday, May 6, 2016, 7:30 PM – 10:00 PM. Valley Center Stage 119 W. North Bend Way North Bend, WA 98045. For more info visit www.valleycenterstage.org.

FIRST FRIDAY SALON: IN CONCERT WITH BETHANY MAN

Bethany Man has been playing music for as long as she can remember. She graduated from Saint Mary’s College in Notre Dame, IN and has maintained an extensive musical career. Bethany has performed internationally, including performances at Carnegie Hall, the Basilica at Notre Dame, and was also the resident harpist on Cunard’s famed legend, The Queen Elizabeth 2, for several years. A Kirkland native, Bethany can be found playing with many area symphonies, chamber and/or choir ensembles, and in solo performances. She is currently the principal harpist of the Lake Washington Symphony Orchestra (formerly Bellevue Philharmonic) and the Sammamish Symphony. Category: Music. Cost: $20-$40 Please check website for updated prices. Contact Name: Kristopher Jenkins. Contact Email: info@resonance.events. Contact Phone: 425-443-2585. Friday, May 6, 2016, 8:00 PM – 10:00 PM. RESONANCE at SOMA Towers 288 106th Avenue NE Suite 203 Bellevue, WA 98004. For more info visit resonance.events.

To Kill A Mockingbird

Theatre Black Dog is proud to announce the second play of its season, Christopher Sergel’s dramatic adaptation of Harper Lee’s classic novel, To Kill a Mockingbird. To Kill a Mockingbird, is Harper Lee’s autobiographical story of young Scout’s evolution from the innocence of childhood to the recognition of the injustices of the adult world, as told by her adult self, Jean Louise, as she goes back in time to a very special summer in Maycomb, Alabama, 1935; when her father, Atticus Finch, defended a man wrongly accused of a terrible crime. The relevance of this classic story of one man’s struggle for justice is applicable to today with its power of telling the tale through the compassionate questioning eyes of the children, as they witness Atticus Finch’s lone struggle for justice alongside his deep love and commitment to his children. The play features actors from North Bend, Snoqualmie, Redmond, Issaquah, Ballard, and Seattle; directed by Susan Bradford. The play is sponsored by The Black Dog Arts Coalitio… Category: Arts & entertainment. Theater. Audience: Teens. Singles. College Students. Dads. Moms. Seniors. Families. Cost: $12 for Seniors and Students, $15 for General Audience; Tickets available for purchase on http://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/2536178 or at the door. Contact Name: Susan Bradford. Contact Email: newlightonsun@hotmail.com. Contact Phone: 425-837-1956. Friday, May 6, 2016, 8:00 PM – 10:30 PM. Black Dog Arts Café 8062 Railroad Ave. SE Snoqualmie, WA 98065 425-831-3647. For more info visit www.brownpapertickets.com.

2016 Bioblitz

A BioBlitz is an intense period of biological surveying in an attempt to record all the living species within a designated area. Groups of scientists, naturalists and community volunteers conduct an intensive field study over a continuous time period. Join us on May 6-7 as we look for bats, birds, insects, lichens, weeds, spiders, and mussels at the Washington Park Arboretum. Friday night we will have "Introduction to BioBlitz" activities, and walks with our naturalist for families with kids 4-11. Stop in anytime between 4-7pm! We will also stay out late to look for bats from 8-10pm. Saturday we will search for birds at daybreak, insects, lichens, and noxious weeds in the morning, then spiders, plants, and freshwater mussels/macroinvertebrates in the afternoon. Children are welcome in all groups. RSVP for an organism group (or taxa) online, by phone (206-685-8033), or by email (uwbgeduc@uw.edu) Full Schedule Friday, May 6th 4-7pm - Family BioBlitz Activities 8-10pm - Bats Saturday, May 7th… Category: Family. Volunteer. Audience: Kids. Teens. Seniors. Families. Cost: Free. Contact Name: UW Botanic Gardens Education. Contact Email: uwbgeduc@uw.edu. Contact Phone: 2066858033. Saturday, May 7, 2016. Washington Park Arboretum, 2300 Arboretum Dr E, seattle. For more info visit depts.washington.edu.

Sleep Train’s Clothing Drive for Foster Kids

For foster kids, a new shirt, pair of jeans, or a dress is more than just an article of clothing. They allows kids to feel a sense of normalcy among their peers, be confident at school or while participating in activities, and so much more. To help ensure foster kids have clothes that fit and make them feel good, Sleep Train is hosting its annual Clothing Drive now through June 26th. Donate new clothing in all sizes – infant to adult at any Sleep Train store. The most requested items are jeans, t-shirts, sweatshirts, sweaters and packaged socks and undergarments. For more information, visit www.sleeptrainfosterkids.org. Category: Benefit. Charitable. Saturday, May 7, 2016. Sleep Train 833 Bellevue Way NE Bellevue, WA 98004.

Eastside Seniors Virtual Village "Visioning Retreat"

Older adults, families, and caregivers in Bellevue/Eastside, please join the Eastside Villagers Steering Committee to envision a "virtual retirement village" that works for you and your loved ones. Facilitator: Ed Medeiros, PNA Village Ed is the founder of the PNA Village in Seattle and retired Executive Director of the Phinney Neighborhood Association. He has volunteered his time to support the proposed Eastside Village and others in the Pacific Northwest. Village members enjoy social interaction, transportation assistance, volunteer help at home, discounted vendor services, and the chance to make new friends in their home community, If staying in your home as you age is a top priority, come work with us to help build a member-driven community to support your goal. All are welcome; pre-registration is required. RSVP online at http://TinyURL.com/EastsideVillagers; click "Visioning Retreat.". Category: Family. Organizations. Volunteer. Audience: Seniors. Families. Cost: 0. Contact Name: Joanne Gainen. Contact Email: new.village.info@gmail.com. Contact Phone: 425-577-3151. Saturday, May 7, 2016, 9:00 AM – 2:00 PM. Library Service Center 960 Newport Way NW Issaquah 98027. For more info visit tinyurl.com.

ESFS Fuchsia Plant Sale

Many variety of Fuchsias and other plants for sale. Do you have questions, the Eastside Fuchsia Society members would be happy to answer them. Category: Arts & entertainment. Classes & lectures. Fairs & festivals. Family. Organizations. Outdoor. Sports & recreation. Volunteer. Audience: Kids. Teens. Singles. College Students. Dads. Moms. Seniors. Families. Cost: free. Contact Name: Caroline. Contact Email: carolinez.garden@yahoo.com. Contact Phone: 206-715-6475. Saturday, May 7, 2016, 9:00 AM – 2:00 PM. Aaron Educational Center at Bellevue Botanical Garden 12001 Main Street, Bellevue 98005.

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, May 7, 2016, 9:00 AM – 11:00 AM. Redmond Town Center. For more info visit exoticsat.com.

King County Master Gardener Plant Sale and Garden Market

This is the King County Master Gardeners 2-day sale, Saturday, May 7, 9am-4pm, and Sunday, May 8, 11am-3pm (Note different times). The weekend starts with the Preview Party, a fundraiser for the MG Foundation of King County. on Friday, May 6. Tickets are available. Tons of tomatoes, veggie starts, fragrant herbs, perennials, natives, and specialty vendors. FREE design consultations. Master Gardeners will help to to choose the right plants, find easy-to-grow plants, and give advice on planting and maintaining your garden throughout the year. Join us to get your garden growing this year. Category: Arts & entertainment. Charitable. Fairs & festivals. Family. Organizations. Outdoor. Audience: Teens. Singles. College Students. Dads. Moms. Seniors. Families. Saturday, May 7, 2016, 9:00 AM – 4:00 PM. UW Center for Urban Horticulture 3501 NE 41st St Seattle, WA 98105. For more info visit www.mgfkc.org.

Feather Fest

Celebrate birds at the Brightwater Education Center! Our feathered friends are back from their long journey and Brightwater is celebrating International Migratory Bird Day to mark the occasion. We'll have bird walks for adults and families, bird skins to investigate, bird art activities and crafts, giveaways, birding workshops, and we'll be joined by the bird experts from the Seattle Audubon Society and PAWS. From 10AM-1PM bring your family, friends, binoculars, and field guides as we learn all about migratory birds and why they're so important! This is a free, family-friendly event. Category: Fairs & festivals. Family. Outdoor. Audience: Kids. Dads. Moms. Seniors. Families. Cost: Free, but registration required. Contact Name: Caitlin McAleavey. Contact Email: caitlinm@islandwood.org. Contact Phone: 206-477-6250. Saturday, May 7, 2016, 10:00 AM – 1:00 PM. Brightwater Education Center 22505 State Route 9 SE Woodinville, WA 98072. For more info visit islandwood.org.

Mother's Day at Chase Garden

On Mother’s Day weekend, Saturday and Sunday May 7-8, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. surprise mom with a trip to a truly magnificent garden. All moms visiting Chase Garden will receive a free gift, with each paid admission. Treat her to a day of beauty she will never forget. Category: Family. Holiday. Audience: Kids. Teens. Singles. College Students. Dads. Moms. Seniors. Families. Cost: Adult admission is $8; retired or active military with valid ID, buy one admission, get one free; children 12 and under, free. Contact Name: Lori Taylor. Contact Email: ltaylor@gardenconservancy.org. Contact Phone: 360-893-6739. Saturday, May 7, 2016, 10:00 AM – 3:00 PM. Chase Garden 16015 264th Street East Orting, WA 98360.

Mother's Day Weekend in the Garden!

Picture yourself with mom in a floral extravaganza during Mother’s Day Weekend in the Garden! Take in live music and fragrant flowers as you relax on the Rutherford Conservatory terrace and stroll through the lush Garden paths. Along with exploring 10,000 rhododendrons from all over the world, your mother will love our one-of-a-kind fern stumpery, tropical conservatory, the gazebo overlook and more! On Sunday, enjoy scrumptious, homemade desserts from Street Treats, which also serves refreshing beverages and coffee roasted by Seattle-based Cafe Vita. Don’t forget to peruse our Gift Shop’s art, garden decor, and more to find that perfect Mother’s Day gift! The Rhododendron Species Botanical Garden is a non-profit membership organization dedicated to the conservation, public display, and distribution of Rhododendron species. Category: Arts & entertainment. Family. Food & drink. Music. Outdoor. Audience: Kids. Teens. Singles. College Students. Dads. Moms. Seniors. Families. Cost: Regular admission to the Garden: $8 adults, $5 seniors 65+ and students with school ID, free for children under 12 and military personnel. Contact Name: Katie Swickard. Contact Email: Katie@RhodyGarden.org. Contact Phone: 253-838-4646. Saturday, May 7, 2016, 10:00 AM – 4:00 PM. Rhododendron Species Botanical Garden 2525 S 336th St Federal Way, WA 98003.

Mother's Day Weekend Steam Train Rides

Treat mom to the experience of a bygone era as a beautifully restored steam engine winds through the springtime forest and foothills south of Mount Rainier. Tickets for this two hour excursion include train ride, museum admission, and a gift for mom. Trains depart at 10:00 AM, 12:45 PM and 3:30 PM on Saturday and Sunday. Seating is limited. Advance reservations strongly suggested. Category: Family. Audience: Moms. Families. Cost: $45 for adults with discounts for youth, seniors, military and AAA. Contact Phone: 3605697959. Saturday, May 7, 2016, 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM. 54124 Mountain Highway East, Elbe, WA 98330. For more info visit public.whistletix.com.

Paws-On Science: Husky Weekend

Pacific Science Center welcomes the University of Washington for Paws-on Science: Husky Weekend with plenty of purple, gold and hands-on science experiments for the whole family. Huskies of all ages are invited to participate in three days of interactive activities that highlight the cutting-edge research from a globally ranked university located right in the heart of Seattle. Learn about the boundless research breakthroughs happening in our own backyard. Don’t miss out on special appearances made by Harry the Husky, the Husky Marching Band, UW Cheer and Dance, and live UW mascot, Dubs. Category: 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. University of Washington alumni, students, faculty and staff will receive a 20 percent% discount off general admission (with ID). Saturday, May 7, 2016, 10:00 AM – 6:00 PM. Pacific Science Center 200 Second Ave. North, Seattle, WA 98109. For more info visit www.pacificsciencecenter.org.

Play Minecraft in a Movie Theatre!

Now your family can play Minecraft in select movie theatres across Seattle with Super League Gaming. In this four-week series, Super League brings together gamers of all ages for a fun, social, face-to-face gameplay experience on the big screen with superhero themed maps and mods in a custom Minecraft adventure called, Rise of Heroes. Your gamers will play, collaborate and socialize on teams with 4-7 members their own age as they build, battle and use their creativity and imagination. Minecraft encourages teamwork and helps develop skills like reading, organization, planning, and problem solving. Super League even provides all the tech help and support making this a great family-friendly event. Parents and siblings can watch for free and cheer their gamer on making this fun for all. Each player gets a free gaming t-shirt encouraging team building and camaraderie. There’s even an opportunity for the winning team to evenly split a college scholarship. League starts April 30. Check superleague.com for a… Category: Arts & entertainment. Family. Organizations. Schools. Sports & recreation. Audience: Kids. Teens. Dads. Moms. Families. Cost: 50.00. Contact Name: Super League Gaming. Contact Email: contactus@superleague.com. Contact Phone: 000-000-0000. Saturday, May 7, 2016, 10:00 AM – 11:30 AM. Lincoln Square Cinemas Lincoln Square, 700 Bellevue Way NE Bellevue, WA 98004. For more info visit www.superleague.com.

The Great SBCC Challenge

South Bellevue Community Center and Boys & Girls Clubs of Bellevue co-present this unique event where teams of 3-5 compete in a series of fun challenges that require athleticism for physical feats, smarts for mental tasks, and artistic abilities for creative endeavors. The team who successfully completes the challenges in the allotted time while earning the most points will be crowned winner, but twists and turns can throw off the most talented, so beware. #GETCHALLENGED Saturday, May 7th, 2016 10:00am – 1:00pm 6Y and up $10 per team member Registration Deadline: Saturday, April 30th Register at: http://parksreg.cityofbellevue.org Course # 105382 To receive your event t-shirt at no additional cost, please have your Team Captain register your team with all t-shirt sizes by Wednesday, April 20th. Any registrations after April 20th may result in an additional t-shirt fee. Pre-registration is required for this event. Category: Family. Volunteer. Audience: Kids. Teens. Dads. Moms. Families. Cost: $10/team member. Contact Name: South Bellevue Community Center. Contact Email: sbcc@bellevuewa.gov. Contact Phone: 425-452-4240. Saturday, May 7, 2016, 10:00 AM – 1:00 PM. South Bellevue Community Center. For more info visit parksreg.bellevuewa.gov.

Family Story Time

Family program, all ages welcome 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. Saturday, May 7, 2016, 10:15 AM. Bellevue Library. For more info visit www.kcls.org.

CoCA & Columbia Winery Celebrate Northwest Artists

CoCA & Columbia Winery Celebrate Northwest Artists   Center on Contemporary Art is pleased to co-present CoCA & Columbia Winery Celebrate Northwest Artists, an exhibition highlighting CoCA members selected during a new partnership between Columbia Winery and CoCA which celebrated the union of wine and culture. Featuring artwork by Terese Cuff, Hallie Harris, Alan Rose, CASH, Anna Macrae, John Zimmerman, Melissa Koch, and Vikram Madan.  Artwork on view from April 1 - June 29 with a reception with the artists on Friday, April 1 from 5-7pm at Columbia Winery in Woodinville. Columbia Winery Gallery 14030 NE 145th St, Woodinville, WA 98072 Open 11-6pm everyday, 11-7pm Fridays 425-482-7490. Category: Arts & entertainment. Food & drink. Audience: Singles. Dads. Moms. Seniors. Cost: Free. Contact Name: Anna R Hurwitz. Contact Email: info@cocaseattle.org. Saturday, May 7, 2016, 11:00 AM – 6:00 PM. Columbia Winery Gallery 14030 NE 145th St, Woodinville, WA 98072 Open 11-6pm everyday, 11-7pm Fridays 425-482-7490. For more info visit cocaseattle.org.

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: Newport Way Library. Saturday, May 7, 2016, 11:00 AM. Newport Way Library. For more info visit www.kcls.org.

Center on Contemporary Art Releases New Pop-Up (AR)t Book

Center on Contemporary Art Releases New Pop-Up (AR)t Book Art Book Goes High Tech, Uses Augmented Reality (AR) to Bring Virtual Art to the Real World As part of CoCA’s ongoing effort to push the boundaries of contemporary art—in this case by bringing new technology to its publications—CoCA jurors Joseph Roberts and David Francis have worked with Curator and Producer Ray C. Freeman III to select 18 contemporary artworks to present in a technology-enhanced art volume, Pop-up (AR)t Book. Similar to a traditional pop-up book, three dimensional versions of featured artists’ work will spring to life as the viewer turns each page. But instead of elaborate paper cutouts, new technology called Augmented Reality (AR) will allow the viewer to see the artwork in three dimensions on their mobile device – iPhone, iPad, and Android. CoCA to Celebrate Launch Of Pop-Up (AR)t at Special Reception CoCA will celebrate the launch of “CoCA Pop-Up (AR)t,” with a Book Release Party and Exhibition at the opening reception on Ma… Category: Arts & entertainment. Audience: Kids. Teens. Singles. College Students. Dads. Moms. Seniors. Families. Cost: Free. Contact Name: Nichole DeMent. Contact Email: info@cocaseattle.org. Contact Phone: 2067281980. Saturday, May 7, 2016, 12:00 PM – 6:00 PM. CoCA @ Rubix 515 Harvard Ave. E. Seattle, WA 98102. For more info visit cocaseattle.org.

Center on Contemporary Art Releases New Pop-Up (AR)t Book

Center on Contemporary Art Releases New Pop-Up (AR)t Book Art Book Goes High Tech, Uses Augmented Reality (AR) to Bring Virtual Art to the Real World Seattle, WA (April 14, 2016): As part of CoCA’s ongoing effort to push the boundaries of contemporary art—in this case by bringing new technology to its publications—CoCA jurors Joseph Roberts and David Francis have worked with Curator and Producer Ray C. Freeman III to select 18 contemporary artworks to present in a technology-enhanced art volume, Pop-up (AR)t Book. Similar to a traditional pop-up book, three dimensional versions of featured artists’ work will spring to life as the viewer turns each page. But instead of elaborate paper cutouts, new technology called Augmented Reality (AR) will allow the viewer to see the artwork in three dimensions on their mobile device – iPhone, iPad, and Android. CoCA to Celebrate Launch Of Pop-Up (AR)t at Special Reception CoCA will celebrate the launch of “CoCA Pop-Up (AR)t,” with a Book Release Party and Exhibition… Category: Arts & entertainment. Audience: Kids. Teens. Singles. College Students. Dads. Moms. Seniors. Families. Cost: Free. Contact Name: Nichole DeMent. Contact Email: info@cocaseattle.org. Contact Phone: 2067281980. Saturday, May 7, 2016, 12:00 PM – 6:00 PM. CoCA @ Rubix 515 Harvard Ave E. Seattle, WA 98102. For more info visit cocaseattle.org.

Free Comic Book Day Celebration

Celebrate at the library with free comic books, a super hero photo booth, super hero crafts and presentations from Humanities WA. Free comic books while supplies last. Free portraits by caricature artist, Lou Medina, 1-3pm Humanities Washington Speakers Bureau, 2-4:40pm Super Hero America: The Comic-Book Character as Historical Lens Comics Can take Us Places. Category: Arts & entertainment. Organizations. Audience: Teens. Cost: Free. Contact Name: Bellevue Library. Saturday, May 7, 2016, 12:00 PM. Bellevue Library. For more info visit www.kcls.org.

Woodridge Swim Club Opening Day

Opening day for 2016 will be Saturday, May 7th at noon. Come join us!! Enjoy FREE hot dogs and chips, too! Category: Family. Audience: Kids. Teens. Singles. College Students. Dads. Moms. Seniors. Families. Contact Name: Rafferty Lengle. Contact Email: trlengle@hotmail.com. Contact Phone: 206-229-7233. Saturday, May 7, 2016, 12:00 PM – 4:00 PM. 12320 SE 14th Street Bellevue, WA 98005. For more info visit www.woodridgeswimclub.org.

JuarezX: Dragged Across Borders

Center on Contemporary Art presents “JuarezX: Dragged Across Borders” Politically Charged Art Exhibition Challenges Socio Political Borders From May 5 – 28, 2016 CoCA presents “JuárezX, Dragged Across Borders,” co-curated by Joseph C. Roberts and Peter Bill. The exhibit presents work by undocumented immigrants and artists from Juarez, Mexico to explore the intersection of race, class, and migrant status at the US and Mexico border. Simultaneously, the exhibit presents readings and interactive workshops that invite visitors to consider social norms, or borders, created around gender and sexuality. CoCA is proud to present an exhibition and support artists that dissolve boundaries and invite visitors to question borders as places that allow fixed notions of identity to bend, stretch, and even disappear. The exhibit features work by artists from Juárez, Mexico who have literally and conceptually been “dragged” across borders. Yorch Otte, an urban muralist, serigrapher and leader of the Art Collective “Reziz… Category: Arts & entertainment. Classes & lectures. Audience: Kids. Teens. Singles. College Students. Dads. Moms. Seniors. Families. Cost: Free. Contact Name: Nichole DeMent. Contact Email: info@cocaseattle.org. Contact Phone: 206-728-1980. Saturday, May 7, 2016, 1:00 PM – 7:00 PM. CoCA PS35 106 Cherry St. Seattle, WA Gallery Hours: Fri-Sat 1p-7p info@cocaseattle.org www.cocaseattle.org 206.728.1980. For more info visit www.cocaseattle.org.

Creating Memories with Art

Learn about the benefits of utilizing art to inspire and enhance the lives of those living with memory loss. This art experience will provide caregivers an opportunity to engage in quality time with their loved ones and create new memories without the pressure of planning and organizing. Everyone goes home with an art project! The class is geared towards those with memory loss and their caregivers but is open to all interested. Please register at www.art2remember.org so we can have adequate supplies. Category: Arts & entertainment. Classes & lectures. Family. Audience: Seniors. Families. Cost: Free with registration. Contact Name: Karen Kringle. Contact Email: Karen@Art2remember.org. Contact Phone: 425-636-2736. Saturday, May 7, 2016, 2:00 PM – 4:00 PM. Redmond Library.

Everyone's Talking About It: Art in the National Parks

Molly Hashimoto has been hiking and painting in the national parks all her life. She will teach you how to keep journals and sketch outdoors with simple sketching tools like water soluble pens and pencils, and small watercolor kits. Learn about the connection between artists and wilderness as you draw and paint. Molly will surround you with props and share her favorite books. Registration required. 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: Lake Hills Library. Saturday, May 7, 2016, 2:00 PM. Lake Hills Library. For more info visit www.kcls.org.

Kaleidoscope In Concert

Kaleidoscope Dance Company presents the 35th Anniversary of Kaleidoscope in Concert at the Broadway Performance Hall Mother’s Day weekend, May 6, 7, and 8. The 35th Anniversary Concert celebrates and supports the wealth of creative talent in Seattle by presenting the diverse work of seven local choreographers; Mary Kay Bisignano-Vadino, Kayti Bouljon, Joshua Crouch, Anne Green Gilbert, Danielle Payton Axtell, Gary Reed, and Sonam Tshedzom Tingkhye. The concert also premieres works by East coast choreographers Danielle Pierce-Master (NYC) and Vincent Thomas (Towson University, MD), sharing their voices with Seattle audiences for the first time. Modern dance history is honored as three of the dances have connections to Rudolf Laban, Doris Humphrey, and Martha Graham. Kaleidoscope’s unique blend of talent, enthusiasm, and soul delights and captivates audiences of all ages. Kaleidoscope in Concert celebrates the joy of dance with an exceptional balance of youth and professionalism. Kaleidoscope Dance Comp… Category: Arts & entertainment. Family. Theater. Audience: Kids. Teens. Singles. College Students. Dads. Moms. Seniors. Families. Cost: $8 youth/senior - $18 adult. Contact Name: Terry Goetz. Contact Email: Terry@creativedance.org. Contact Phone: 206-363-7281. Saturday, May 7, 2016, 2:00 PM – 4:00 PM. Broadway Performance Hall 1625 Broadway, Seattle 98122. For more info visit www.brownpapertickets.com.

Luau Carnival

Luau Carnival hosted by Hula Halau O Lehuluonalani There will be ono Hawaiian food, games for all ages, music and dancing. Category: Arts & entertainment. Fairs & festivals. Family. Audience: Kids. Teens. Singles. College Students. Dads. Moms. Seniors. Families. Cost: $25. Contact Name: Chelsea. Contact Email: chelsea.mayumi@yahoo.com. Saturday, May 7, 2016, 4:00 PM – 7:00 PM. Lake Hills Elementary School 14310 SE 12th St Bellevue.

Parents Night Out

It may be called Parents Night Out, but let’s be honest… it’s really for the kids! All evenings will be gym and swim: your favorite games and splashin’ in the pool, followed by dinner and a movie. For more information, contact SJCC Youth and Family Program Coordinator Emily Schankerman at EmilySc@sjcc.org or 206-388-0828. 5 years through 5th grade SJCC members: $40 for the first child, $20 for siblings (ages 5+) Guests: $45 for the first child, $25 for siblings (ages 5+) 9 months through 4 years Younger kids can participate through our drop-in babysitting program. SJCC members: $50 per child Guests: $60 per child. Category: Arts & entertainment. Family. Sports & recreation. Audience: Kids. Teens. Singles. College Students. Dads. Moms. Seniors. Families. Cost: $40-$60. Saturday, May 7, 2016, 5:00 PM – 10:00 PM. 3801 East Mercer Way Mercer Island, WA 98040.

A Musical Extravaganza!

Mercer Island Presbyterian Church is excited to present a “Musical Extravaganza” showcasing the amazing winners of the Russian Chamber Music Foundation Piano and Chamber Music Competition. Please join us as Concert Pianist Natalya Ageyeva, Cellist Haeyoon Shin, and other artists perform music by Beethoven, Piazzolla, Popper, and Shostakovich. You won’t want to miss these fabulous musicians! Category: Music. Audience: Kids. Teens. Singles. College Students. Dads. Moms. Seniors. Families. Cost: Free Will Offering; $10 - $20 Suggested. Contact Name: Steve Bosetti. Contact Email: steve.b.arch@gmail.com. Contact Phone: 206 232 5595. Saturday, May 7, 2016, 7:00 PM – 9:00 PM. Mercer Island Presbyterian Church.

Kaleidoscope In Concert

Kaleidoscope Dance Company presents the 35th Anniversary of Kaleidoscope in Concert at the Broadway Performance Hall Mother’s Day weekend, May 6, 7, and 8. The 35th Anniversary Concert celebrates and supports the wealth of creative talent in Seattle by presenting the diverse work of seven local choreographers; Mary Kay Bisignano-Vadino, Kayti Bouljon, Joshua Crouch, Anne Green Gilbert, Danielle Payton Axtell, Gary Reed, and Sonam Tshedzom Tingkhye. The concert also premieres works by East coast choreographers Danielle Pierce-Master (NYC) and Vincent Thomas (Towson University, MD), sharing their voices with Seattle audiences for the first time. Modern dance history is honored as three of the dances have connections to Rudolf Laban, Doris Humphrey, and Martha Graham. Kaleidoscope’s unique blend of talent, enthusiasm, and soul delights and captivates audiences of all ages. Kaleidoscope in Concert celebrates the joy of dance with an exceptional balance of youth and professionalism. Kaleidoscope Dance Comp… Category: Arts & entertainment. Family. Theater. Audience: Kids. Teens. Singles. College Students. Dads. Moms. Seniors. Families. Cost: $8 youth/senior - $18 adult. Contact Name: Terry Goetz. Contact Email: Terry@creativedance.org. Contact Phone: 206-363-7281. Saturday, May 7, 2016, 7:30 PM – 9:30 PM. Broadway Performance Hall 1625 Broadway, Seattle 98122. For more info visit www.brownpapertickets.com.

The Lion in Winter

Valley Center Stage is excited to present its final play of the 2015-2016 regular season, "The Lion in Winter." Described as a ”modern day classic of family drama,” "The Lion in Winter" takes the audience on a wild ride inside the castle of Henry II during a Christmas celebration the King has thrown for his guest, newly crowned King of France, Philip II Augustus. The King’s three surviving sons, his mistress and his wife, Eleanor, who has been imprisoned since launching a revolt against her husband, are also in attendance at the gathering. Sparks fly with sharp, biting dialogue, shifting loyalties, sibling rivalries and exquisite power plays. The comedic and dramatic storytelling is captivating as these seven passionate characters vie for position and their place in history. Directed by British-born Vince Brady, this production features a well-rounded experienced cast with Peter Cook as King Henry II, Rochelle Wyatt as Eleanor, Dylan Cook as Geoffrey, David Hebert as Richard Lionheart, Ryan Har… Category: Arts & entertainment. Theater. Audience: Teens. Singles. College Students. Dads. Moms. Seniors. Families. Cost: $17.50 for adults; $14 for senior/students. Contact Name: Jim Snyder. Contact Email: valleycenterstage@gmail.com. Contact Phone: (425) 200-8936. Saturday, May 7, 2016, 7:30 PM – 10:00 PM. Valley Center Stage 119 W. North Bend Way North Bend, WA 98045. For more info visit www.valleycenterstage.org.

To Kill A Mockingbird

Theatre Black Dog is proud to announce the second play of its season, Christopher Sergel’s dramatic adaptation of Harper Lee’s classic novel, To Kill a Mockingbird. To Kill a Mockingbird, is Harper Lee’s autobiographical story of young Scout’s evolution from the innocence of childhood to the recognition of the injustices of the adult world, as told by her adult self, Jean Louise, as she goes back in time to a very special summer in Maycomb, Alabama, 1935; when her father, Atticus Finch, defended a man wrongly accused of a terrible crime. The relevance of this classic story of one man’s struggle for justice is applicable to today with its power of telling the tale through the compassionate questioning eyes of the children, as they witness Atticus Finch’s lone struggle for justice alongside his deep love and commitment to his children. The play features actors from North Bend, Snoqualmie, Redmond, Issaquah, Ballard, and Seattle; directed by Susan Bradford. The play is sponsored by The Black Dog Arts Coalitio… Category: Arts & entertainment. Theater. Audience: Teens. Singles. College Students. Dads. Moms. Seniors. Families. Cost: $12 for Seniors and Students, $15 for General Audience; Tickets available for purchase on http://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/2536178 or at the door. Contact Name: Susan Bradford. Contact Email: newlightonsun@hotmail.com. Contact Phone: 425-837-1956. Saturday, May 7, 2016, 8:00 PM – 10:30 PM. Black Dog Arts Café 8062 Railroad Ave. SE Snoqualmie, WA 98065 425-831-3647. For more info visit www.brownpapertickets.com.

Sleep Train’s Clothing Drive for Foster Kids

For foster kids, a new shirt, pair of jeans, or a dress is more than just an article of clothing. They allows kids to feel a sense of normalcy among their peers, be confident at school or while participating in activities, and so much more. To help ensure foster kids have clothes that fit and make them feel good, Sleep Train is hosting its annual Clothing Drive now through June 26th. Donate new clothing in all sizes – infant to adult at any Sleep Train store. The most requested items are jeans, t-shirts, sweatshirts, sweaters and packaged socks and undergarments. For more information, visit www.sleeptrainfosterkids.org. Category: Benefit. Charitable. Sunday, May 8, 2016. Sleep Train 833 Bellevue Way NE Bellevue, WA 98004.

Mother's Day Weekend in the Garden!

Picture yourself with mom in a floral extravaganza during Mother’s Day Weekend in the Garden! Take in live music and fragrant flowers as you relax on the Rutherford Conservatory terrace and stroll through the lush Garden paths. Along with exploring 10,000 rhododendrons from all over the world, your mother will love our one-of-a-kind fern stumpery, tropical conservatory, the gazebo overlook and more! On Sunday, enjoy scrumptious, homemade desserts from Street Treats, which also serves refreshing beverages and coffee roasted by Seattle-based Cafe Vita. Don’t forget to peruse our Gift Shop’s art, garden decor, and more to find that perfect Mother’s Day gift! The Rhododendron Species Botanical Garden is a non-profit membership organization dedicated to the conservation, public display, and distribution of Rhododendron species. Category: Arts & entertainment. Family. Food & drink. Music. Outdoor. Audience: Kids. Teens. Singles. College Students. Dads. Moms. Seniors. Families. Cost: Regular admission to the Garden: $8 adults, $5 seniors 65+ and students with school ID, free for children under 12 and military personnel. Contact Name: Katie Swickard. Contact Email: Katie@RhodyGarden.org. Contact Phone: 253-838-4646. Sunday, May 8, 2016, 10:00 AM – 4:00 PM. Rhododendron Species Botanical Garden 2525 South 336th St Federal Way, WA 98003. For more info visit rhodygarden.org.

Mother's Day Weekend Steam Train Rides

Treat mom to the experience of a bygone era as a beautifully restored steam engine winds through the springtime forest and foothills south of Mount Rainier. Tickets for this two hour excursion include train ride, museum admission, and a gift for mom. Trains depart at 10:00 AM, 12:45 PM and 3:30 PM on Saturday and Sunday. Seating is limited. Advance reservations strongly suggested. Category: Family. Audience: Moms. Families. Cost: $45 for adults with discounts for youth, seniors, military and AAA. Contact Phone: 3605697959. Sunday, May 8, 2016, 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM. 54124 Mountain Highway East, Elbe, WA 98330. For more info visit public.whistletix.com.

Paws-On Science: Husky Weekend

Pacific Science Center welcomes the University of Washington for Paws-on Science: Husky Weekend with plenty of purple, gold and hands-on science experiments for the whole family. Huskies of all ages are invited to participate in three days of interactive activities that highlight the cutting-edge research from a globally ranked university located right in the heart of Seattle. Learn about the boundless research breakthroughs happening in our own backyard. Don’t miss out on special appearances made by Harry the Husky, the Husky Marching Band, UW Cheer and Dance, and live UW mascot, Dubs. Category: 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. University of Washington alumni, students, faculty and staff will receive a 20 percent% discount off general admission (with ID). Sunday, May 8, 2016, 10:00 AM – 6:00 PM. Pacific Science Center 200 Second Ave. North, Seattle, WA 98109. For more info visit www.pacificsciencecenter.org.

CoCA & Columbia Winery Celebrate Northwest Artists

CoCA & Columbia Winery Celebrate Northwest Artists   Center on Contemporary Art is pleased to co-present CoCA & Columbia Winery Celebrate Northwest Artists, an exhibition highlighting CoCA members selected during a new partnership between Columbia Winery and CoCA which celebrated the union of wine and culture. Featuring artwork by Terese Cuff, Hallie Harris, Alan Rose, CASH, Anna Macrae, John Zimmerman, Melissa Koch, and Vikram Madan.  Artwork on view from April 1 - June 29 with a reception with the artists on Friday, April 1 from 5-7pm at Columbia Winery in Woodinville. Columbia Winery Gallery 14030 NE 145th St, Woodinville, WA 98072 Open 11-6pm everyday, 11-7pm Fridays 425-482-7490. Category: Arts & entertainment. Food & drink. Audience: Singles. Dads. Moms. Seniors. Cost: Free. Contact Name: Anna R Hurwitz. Contact Email: info@cocaseattle.org. Sunday, May 8, 2016, 11:00 AM – 6:00 PM. Columbia Winery Gallery 14030 NE 145th St, Woodinville, WA 98072 Open 11-6pm everyday, 11-7pm Fridays 425-482-7490. For more info visit cocaseattle.org.

King County Master Gardener Plant Sale and Garden Market

This is the King County Master Gardeners 2-day sale, Saturday, May 7, 9am-4pm, and Sunday, May 8, 11am-3pm (Note different times). The weekend starts with the Preview Party, a fundraiser for the MG Foundation of King County. Tons of tomatoes, veggie starts, fragrant herbs, perennials, natives, and specialty vendors. FREE design consultations. Master Gardeners will help to to choose the right plants, find easy-to-grow plants, and give advice on planting and maintaining your garden throughout the year. Join us. Category: Arts & entertainment. Charitable. Fairs & festivals. Family. Organizations. Outdoor. Audience: Teens. Singles. College Students. Dads. Moms. Seniors. Families. Sunday, May 8, 2016, 11:00 AM – 3:00 PM. UW Center for Urban Horticulture 3501 NE 41st St Seattle, WA 98105. For more info visit www.mgfkc.org.

Mother's Day Tea Party with Elsa and Anna

Join us for a special Mother's Day event! This fun-filled, 2 hour event, where Moms are Queens for the day, include Frozen themed games, activities, arts & crafts, snacks, and more! Plus take pictures with Anna & Elsa! This event includes face painting, tiara decorating, carnival style games and prizes, plus stick around till the end for a special Mother's Day Presentation! You don't want to miss it. Not enrolled at My Gym? Don't worry, this event is for Members & Non-Members and for all ages! Children must be accompanied by a parent/guardian. Sign up early! This event always sells out. Visit our facebook page (www.facebook.com/mygymbellevue) for more event details and photos from last year. Hope to meet you and your child soon! PS: If you're brand new to My Gym, ask a staff member about scheduling your child's FREE trial class at the event! Category: Family. Audience: Kids. Dads. Moms. Families. Cost: $25-$30 per parent/child pair. Contact Name: Joanne Massimino. Contact Email: info@mygymbellevue.com. Contact Phone: 425-451-1393. Sunday, May 8, 2016, 12:00 PM – 2:00 PM. My Gym Bellevue. For more info visit www.mygym.com.

Hindi 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: Bellevue Library. Sunday, May 8, 2016, 12:45 PM. Bellevue Library. For more info visit www.kcls.org.

2016 Magnificent Tone Poems

The youthful vitality of the Seattle Youth Symphony is on full display on Sunday, May 8, 2016 as the orchestra's exceptional young musicians take the stage for performances of two brilliantly powerful tone poems; Richard Strauss's epic Death and Transfiguration and Ottorino Respighi's colorful and evocative Pines of Rome. Category: Music. Audience: Kids. Teens. Singles. College Students. Dads. Moms. Seniors. Families. Cost: Founders Tier General $52 Student/Senior $37 Second Tier General $39 Student/ Senior $27. Contact Name: Meini Li. Contact Email: info@syso.org. Contact Phone: 206.362.2300. Sunday, May 8, 2016, 3:00 PM – 6:00 PM. Benaroya Hall. For more info visit syso.org.

Mandarin 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: Bellevue Library. Sunday, May 8, 2016, 4:00 PM. Bellevue Library. For more info visit www.kcls.org.

Farsi 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: Bellevue Library. Sunday, May 8, 2016, 5:00 PM. Bellevue Library. For more info visit www.kcls.org.