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Registration for Fly Tying Class

Beginning Fly Tying Class taught in January/February by members of the Washington Fly Fishing Club. Register online at: wffc.com You will learn to tie 15 Northwest trout fly patterns, as well as receiving personal instruction on common fly tying skills. Each student will be given on-line access to the WFFC Fly Tying Manual. A DVD showing close-ups of the flies being tied, tying tools, and materials are available for purchase. When: Eight weekly sessions starting Thursday, January 8, 2015 (6:30 pm to 9:00 pm) Where: Evergreen Covenant Church, 3200 78th S.E. on Mercer Island. Cost: The eight class series costs $60, and the DVD is available for an additional $10. Category: Classes & Lectures. Outdoor. Sports & Recreation. Cost: $60.00. Contact Name: Pat Peterman. Contact Phone: 425 503 5979. Monday, December 22, 2014. Class begins in January at Evergreen Convenant Church 3200 78th S.E. Mercer Island.

Creative Beginnings

Mondays, 9:30-10:45 a.m. 8-30 months with parent/caregiver Creative Beginnings is a time for your child, together with a parent or caregiver, to explore the richness of the SJCC Early Childhood School through art, sensory experiences, and creative play. Parents and children facilitate exploration and socialization alongside longtime ECS teacher Laura Selby. As children develop social, emotional, and cognitive skills in this group setting, parents and caregivers develop a community within the J family. Runs September 8 through June 8. Category: Classes & Lectures. Family. Audience: Dads. Moms. Cost: Members: $592; Non-members: $718. Contact Name: Laura Selby. Contact Email: lauraselby@comcast.net. Events Newsletter: Yes. Monday, December 22, 2014, 9:30 AM – 10:45 AM. 3801 East Mercer Way Mercer Island, WA 98040. For more info visit sjcc.org.

SJCC Winter Break Camp

When school’s out, the J is in! We offer a variety of full and half-day camps during school breaks. Each day features activities centered on a special theme, plus kids will swim, play in the gym, and enjoy arts and crafts. Week-long break camps include field trips. Winter Break Camp 9:30 a.m.-4 p.m. SJCC members: $60 per day/guests: $70 per day - Monday, December 22 – Sugartopia: a day for sugar lovers; we’ll build and decorate gingerbread houses and create candy art - Tuesday, December 23 – Dino Day: we’ll find fossils and learn about our favorite dinosaurs - Wednesday, December 24 – Field Trip Day: run, jump, climb, and slide at Giggles and Grins indoor play space - Thursday, December 25 – no camp - Friday, December 26 – Science Day; we’ll turn Kidstown into a laboratory for experiments; prepare to get a little messy! - Monday, December 29 – Winter Wonderland: explore the season and everything it has to offer - Tuesday, December 30 – Field Trip Day: campers will spend the day playi… Category: Family. Organizations. Schools. Sports & Recreation. Audience: Kids. Dads. Moms. Families. Cost: $60-70. Contact Name: Daliah Silver. Contact Email: DaliahS@sjcc.org. Contact Phone: 206-388-0839. Monday, December 22, 2014, 9:30 AM – 4:00 PM. 3801 East Mercer Way Mercer Island, WA 98040. For more info visit sjcc.org.

Creative Beginnings

Mondays, 11:15 a.m.-12:30 p.m. 8-30 months with parent/caregiver Creative Beginnings is a time for your child, together with a parent or caregiver, to explore the richness of the SJCC Early Childhood School through art, sensory experiences, and creative play. Parents and children facilitate exploration and socialization alongside longtime ECS teacher Laura Selby. As children develop social, emotional, and cognitive skills in this group setting, parents and caregivers develop a community within the J family. Runs September 8 through June 8. Category: Classes & Lectures. Family. Audience: Dads. Moms. Cost: Members: $592; Non-members: $718. Contact Name: Laura Selby. Contact Email: lauraselby@comcast.net. Events Newsletter: Yes. Monday, December 22, 2014, 11:15 AM – 12:30 PM. 3801 East Mercer Way Mercer Island, WA 98040. For more info visit sjcc.org.

Garden d’Lights at Bellevue Botanical Garden

One of the Pacific Northwest’s most popular holiday events is back!  Brought to you by the Bellevue Botanical Garden Society and Bellevue Parks and Community Services, Garden d’Lights features thousands of lights which transform the Garden into a blossoming winter wonderland. Garden d’Lights runs from Saturday, November 29, 2014 – Saturday, January 3, 2015, every evening from 4:30 – 9:30 pm (last entry at 9:00 pm). Tickets are $5 each, children 10 and under are free. Please visit www.gardendlights.org to purchase your tickets. Over 100,000 people enjoy this dazzling display each season, and this year we have new visitor services buildings with all new amenities. The route has changed, grown, and become more magical than ever. The brand new Trillium Store will be open every evening, brimming with gift items, holiday ornaments and décor. We hope you enjoy your visit! Category: Family. Holiday. Outdoor. Cost: $5. Contact Phone: 425-452-6844. Events Newsletter: Yes. Monday, December 22, 2014, 4:30 PM – 9:30 PM. Bellevue Botanical Garden 12001 Main Street Bellevue.

Registration for Fly Tying Class

Beginning Fly Tying Class taught in January/February by members of the Washington Fly Fishing Club. Register online at: wffc.com You will learn to tie 15 Northwest trout fly patterns, as well as receiving personal instruction on common fly tying skills. Each student will be given on-line access to the WFFC Fly Tying Manual. A DVD showing close-ups of the flies being tied, tying tools, and materials are available for purchase. When: Eight weekly sessions starting Thursday, January 8, 2015 (6:30 pm to 9:00 pm) Where: Evergreen Covenant Church, 3200 78th S.E. on Mercer Island. Cost: The eight class series costs $60, and the DVD is available for an additional $10. Category: Classes & Lectures. Outdoor. Sports & Recreation. Cost: $60.00. Contact Name: Pat Peterman. Contact Phone: 425 503 5979. Tuesday, December 23, 2014. Class begins in January at Evergreen Convenant Church 3200 78th S.E. Mercer Island.

SJCC Winter Break Camp

When school’s out, the J is in! We offer a variety of full and half-day camps during school breaks. Each day features activities centered on a special theme, plus kids will swim, play in the gym, and enjoy arts and crafts. Week-long break camps include field trips. Winter Break Camp 9:30 a.m.-4 p.m. SJCC members: $60 per day/guests: $70 per day - Monday, December 22 – Sugartopia: a day for sugar lovers; we’ll build and decorate gingerbread houses and create candy art - Tuesday, December 23 – Dino Day: we’ll find fossils and learn about our favorite dinosaurs - Wednesday, December 24 – Field Trip Day: run, jump, climb, and slide at Giggles and Grins indoor play space - Thursday, December 25 – no camp - Friday, December 26 – Science Day; we’ll turn Kidstown into a laboratory for experiments; prepare to get a little messy! - Monday, December 29 – Winter Wonderland: explore the season and everything it has to offer - Tuesday, December 30 – Field Trip Day: campers will spend the day playi… Category: Family. Organizations. Schools. Sports & Recreation. Audience: Kids. Dads. Moms. Families. Cost: $60-70. Contact Name: Daliah Silver. Contact Email: DaliahS@sjcc.org. Contact Phone: 206-388-0839. Tuesday, December 23, 2014, 9:30 AM – 4:00 PM. 3801 East Mercer Way Mercer Island, WA 98040. For more info visit sjcc.org.

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

Since 1991, these popular classes have brought families together to learn about parenting and celebrate babies. Weekly classes include research-based parenting topics and time for questions and answers. Topics include sleep, feeding, couple relationships, post-partum adjustment, calming and soothing tips, infant development and more. Classes are facilitated by trained parenting and lactation educators. Guest speakers feature subjects ranging from postpartum exercise and fitness to the importance of play and learning. Bring your baby and come to class as soon as you can! To register, call 425.899.3000 (no online registration). Category: Classes & Lectures. Family. Audience: Dads. Moms. Families. Cost: $97 each series. Contact Name: EvergreenHealth. Contact Phone: 425.899.3000. Events Newsletter: Yes. Tuesday, December 23, 2014, 9:30 AM – 11:30 AM. EvergreenHealth Medical Center, 12040 NE 128th Street, Kirkland, WA 98034. For more info visit www.evergreenhealth.com.

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

Since 1991, these popular classes have brought families together to learn about parenting and celebrate babies. Weekly classes include research-based parenting topics and time for questions and answers. Topics include sleep, feeding, couple relationships, post-partum adjustment, calming and soothing tips, infant development and more. Classes are facilitated by trained parenting and lactation educators. Guest speakers feature subjects ranging from postpartum exercise and fitness to the importance of play and learning. Bring your baby and come to class as soon as you can! The 0-3 month newborn Snugglers series is FREE! To register, call 425.899.3000 (no online registration). Category: Classes & Lectures. Family. Audience: Dads. Moms. Families. Cost: Free. Contact Name: EvergreenHealth. Contact Phone: 425.899.3000. Events Newsletter: Yes. Tuesday, December 23, 2014, 12:30 PM – 2:30 PM. EvergreenHealth Medical Center, 12040 NE 128th Street, Kirkland, WA 98034. For more info visit www.evergreenhealth.com.

Garden d’Lights at Bellevue Botanical Garden

One of the Pacific Northwest’s most popular holiday events is back!  Brought to you by the Bellevue Botanical Garden Society and Bellevue Parks and Community Services, Garden d’Lights features thousands of lights which transform the Garden into a blossoming winter wonderland. Garden d’Lights runs from Saturday, November 29, 2014 – Saturday, January 3, 2015, every evening from 4:30 – 9:30 pm (last entry at 9:00 pm). Tickets are $5 each, children 10 and under are free. Please visit www.gardendlights.org to purchase your tickets. Over 100,000 people enjoy this dazzling display each season, and this year we have new visitor services buildings with all new amenities. The route has changed, grown, and become more magical than ever. The brand new Trillium Store will be open every evening, brimming with gift items, holiday ornaments and décor. We hope you enjoy your visit! Category: Family. Holiday. Outdoor. Cost: $5. Contact Phone: 425-452-6844. Events Newsletter: Yes. Tuesday, December 23, 2014, 4:30 PM – 9:30 PM. Bellevue Botanical Garden 12001 Main Street Bellevue.

Registration for Fly Tying Class

Beginning Fly Tying Class taught in January/February by members of the Washington Fly Fishing Club. Register online at: wffc.com You will learn to tie 15 Northwest trout fly patterns, as well as receiving personal instruction on common fly tying skills. Each student will be given on-line access to the WFFC Fly Tying Manual. A DVD showing close-ups of the flies being tied, tying tools, and materials are available for purchase. When: Eight weekly sessions starting Thursday, January 8, 2015 (6:30 pm to 9:00 pm) Where: Evergreen Covenant Church, 3200 78th S.E. on Mercer Island. Cost: The eight class series costs $60, and the DVD is available for an additional $10. Category: Classes & Lectures. Outdoor. Sports & Recreation. Cost: $60.00. Contact Name: Pat Peterman. Contact Phone: 425 503 5979. Wednesday, December 24, 2014. Class begins in January at Evergreen Convenant Church 3200 78th S.E. Mercer Island.

SJCC Winter Break Camp

When school’s out, the J is in! We offer a variety of full and half-day camps during school breaks. Each day features activities centered on a special theme, plus kids will swim, play in the gym, and enjoy arts and crafts. Week-long break camps include field trips. Winter Break Camp 9:30 a.m.-4 p.m. SJCC members: $60 per day/guests: $70 per day - Monday, December 22 – Sugartopia: a day for sugar lovers; we’ll build and decorate gingerbread houses and create candy art - Tuesday, December 23 – Dino Day: we’ll find fossils and learn about our favorite dinosaurs - Wednesday, December 24 – Field Trip Day: run, jump, climb, and slide at Giggles and Grins indoor play space - Thursday, December 25 – no camp - Friday, December 26 – Science Day; we’ll turn Kidstown into a laboratory for experiments; prepare to get a little messy! - Monday, December 29 – Winter Wonderland: explore the season and everything it has to offer - Tuesday, December 30 – Field Trip Day: campers will spend the day playi… Category: Family. Organizations. Schools. Sports & Recreation. Audience: Kids. Dads. Moms. Families. Cost: $60-70. Contact Name: Daliah Silver. Contact Email: DaliahS@sjcc.org. Contact Phone: 206-388-0839. Wednesday, December 24, 2014, 9:30 AM – 4:00 PM. 3801 East Mercer Way Mercer Island, WA 98040. For more info visit sjcc.org.

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

Since 1991, these popular classes have brought families together to learn about parenting and celebrate babies. Weekly classes include research-based parenting topics and time for questions and answers. Topics include sleep, feeding, couple relationships, post-partum adjustment, calming and soothing tips, infant development and more. Classes are facilitated by trained parenting and lactation educators. Guest speakers feature subjects ranging from postpartum exercise and fitness to the importance of play and learning. Bring your baby and come to class as soon as you can! To register, call 425.899.3000 (no online registration). Category: Classes & Lectures. Family. Audience: Dads. Moms. Families. Cost: $97 each series. Contact Name: EvergreenHealth. Contact Phone: 425.899.3000. Events Newsletter: Yes. Wednesday, December 24, 2014, 9:30 AM – 11:30 AM. EvergreenHealth Medical Center, 12040 NE 128th Street, Kirkland, WA 98034. For more info visit www.evergreenhealth.com.

Little Book Worms

Stories, songs, and snacks for young children. Join us every Wednesday 11:00am - Noon by the fireplace on the second level of Building Two. In partnership with the Seattle Nanny Network Free parking validation (no purchase necessary). Category: Arts & Entertainment. Family. Audience: Kids. Families. Cost: FREE! Contact Name: Jill Covey. Contact Email: jill@seattlenanny.com. Contact Phone: 425.803.9511. Wednesday, December 24, 2014, 11:00 AM – 12:00 PM. The Bravern 11111 Ne 8th St Ste 5, Bellevue, WA 98004. For more info visit www.seattlenanny.com.

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

Since 1991, these popular classes have brought families together to learn about parenting and celebrate babies. Weekly classes include research-based parenting topics and time for questions and answers. Topics include sleep, feeding, couple relationships, post-partum adjustment, calming and soothing tips, infant development and more. Classes are facilitated by trained parenting and lactation educators. Guest speakers feature subjects ranging from postpartum exercise and fitness to the importance of play and learning. Bring your baby and come to class as soon as you can! The 0-3 month newborn Snugglers series is FREE! To register, call 425.899.3000 (no online registration). Category: Classes & Lectures. Family. Audience: Dads. Moms. Families. Cost: Free. Contact Name: EvergreenHealth. Contact Phone: 425.899.3000. Events Newsletter: Yes. Wednesday, December 24, 2014, 12:30 PM – 2:30 PM. EvergreenHealth Medical Center, 12040 NE 128th Street, Kirkland, WA 98034. For more info visit www.evergreenhealth.com.

Garden d’Lights at Bellevue Botanical Garden

One of the Pacific Northwest’s most popular holiday events is back!  Brought to you by the Bellevue Botanical Garden Society and Bellevue Parks and Community Services, Garden d’Lights features thousands of lights which transform the Garden into a blossoming winter wonderland. Garden d’Lights runs from Saturday, November 29, 2014 – Saturday, January 3, 2015, every evening from 4:30 – 9:30 pm (last entry at 9:00 pm). Tickets are $5 each, children 10 and under are free. Please visit www.gardendlights.org to purchase your tickets. Over 100,000 people enjoy this dazzling display each season, and this year we have new visitor services buildings with all new amenities. The route has changed, grown, and become more magical than ever. The brand new Trillium Store will be open every evening, brimming with gift items, holiday ornaments and décor. We hope you enjoy your visit! Category: Family. Holiday. Outdoor. Cost: $5. Contact Phone: 425-452-6844. Events Newsletter: Yes. Wednesday, December 24, 2014, 4:30 PM – 9:30 PM. Bellevue Botanical Garden 12001 Main Street Bellevue.

Happiness Seminar

FREE 60 minute Happiness Seminar. Participants will learn powerful breathing techniques, experience a guided meditation, and light yoga - all of which will leave you recharged and refreshed! The experience of meditation can take us beyond the usual mental stress and emotional agitation to a calm centered place. We explore the delicate art of quietening the mind! This session is open for people with any or no experience of meditation or breathing exercises. MSNBC came to visit ... Workshop Contents: Light yoga Relaxing breathing techniques Guided Meditation Take Home practices for daily use Benefits Reported: Reduced Stress & Increased Productivity Increased Joy & Happiness Enhanced Focus & Concentration Improved Relationships. Category: Arts & Entertainment. Classes & Lectures. Sports & Recreation. Audience: Singles. College Students. Dads. Moms. Seniors. Cost: Free. Contact Name: Abhay Murarka. Contact Email: abhay.murarka@artofliving.org. Contact Phone: 206-261-4126. Wednesday, December 24, 2014, 6:00 PM – 7:00 PM. Bellevue Bahai Center. For more info visit www.eventbrite.com.

Registration for Fly Tying Class

Beginning Fly Tying Class taught in January/February by members of the Washington Fly Fishing Club. Register online at: wffc.com You will learn to tie 15 Northwest trout fly patterns, as well as receiving personal instruction on common fly tying skills. Each student will be given on-line access to the WFFC Fly Tying Manual. A DVD showing close-ups of the flies being tied, tying tools, and materials are available for purchase. When: Eight weekly sessions starting Thursday, January 8, 2015 (6:30 pm to 9:00 pm) Where: Evergreen Covenant Church, 3200 78th S.E. on Mercer Island. Cost: The eight class series costs $60, and the DVD is available for an additional $10. Category: Classes & Lectures. Outdoor. Sports & Recreation. Cost: $60.00. Contact Name: Pat Peterman. Contact Phone: 425 503 5979. Thursday, December 25, 2014. Class begins in January at Evergreen Convenant Church 3200 78th S.E. Mercer Island.

SJCC Winter Break Camp

When school’s out, the J is in! We offer a variety of full and half-day camps during school breaks. Each day features activities centered on a special theme, plus kids will swim, play in the gym, and enjoy arts and crafts. Week-long break camps include field trips. Winter Break Camp 9:30 a.m.-4 p.m. SJCC members: $60 per day/guests: $70 per day - Monday, December 22 – Sugartopia: a day for sugar lovers; we’ll build and decorate gingerbread houses and create candy art - Tuesday, December 23 – Dino Day: we’ll find fossils and learn about our favorite dinosaurs - Wednesday, December 24 – Field Trip Day: run, jump, climb, and slide at Giggles and Grins indoor play space - Thursday, December 25 – no camp - Friday, December 26 – Science Day; we’ll turn Kidstown into a laboratory for experiments; prepare to get a little messy! - Monday, December 29 – Winter Wonderland: explore the season and everything it has to offer - Tuesday, December 30 – Field Trip Day: campers will spend the day playi… Category: Family. Organizations. Schools. Sports & Recreation. Audience: Kids. Dads. Moms. Families. Cost: $60-70. Contact Name: Daliah Silver. Contact Email: DaliahS@sjcc.org. Contact Phone: 206-388-0839. Thursday, December 25, 2014, 9:30 AM – 4:00 PM. 3801 East Mercer Way Mercer Island, WA 98040. For more info visit sjcc.org.

Mercer Island Visual Arts League Gallery - "Winter Tales"

MIVAL presents " Winter Tales" exhibits from 30+ local artists. Gallery artwork changes each month. December is the month to share and give items from the heart. One of a kind fine art, jewelry, glass, photography, sculpture, collage, encaustics, trinkets, ornaments, stocking stuffers can be discovered. Proceeds contributed to Visual Arts annual scholarships www.MIVAL.org. Category: Arts & Entertainment. Charitable. Audience: Kids. Teens. Singles. College Students. Dads. Moms. Seniors. Families. Cost: free. Contact Name: nannette bassett. Contact Email: nannettebas@gmail.com. Contact Phone: 2062328148. Thursday, December 25, 2014, 12:00 PM – 6:00 PM. 2836 78th Ave SE 98040.

Garden d’Lights at Bellevue Botanical Garden

One of the Pacific Northwest’s most popular holiday events is back!  Brought to you by the Bellevue Botanical Garden Society and Bellevue Parks and Community Services, Garden d’Lights features thousands of lights which transform the Garden into a blossoming winter wonderland. Garden d’Lights runs from Saturday, November 29, 2014 – Saturday, January 3, 2015, every evening from 4:30 – 9:30 pm (last entry at 9:00 pm). Tickets are $5 each, children 10 and under are free. Please visit www.gardendlights.org to purchase your tickets. Over 100,000 people enjoy this dazzling display each season, and this year we have new visitor services buildings with all new amenities. The route has changed, grown, and become more magical than ever. The brand new Trillium Store will be open every evening, brimming with gift items, holiday ornaments and décor. We hope you enjoy your visit! Category: Family. Holiday. Outdoor. Cost: $5. Contact Phone: 425-452-6844. Events Newsletter: Yes. Thursday, December 25, 2014, 4:30 PM – 9:30 PM. Bellevue Botanical Garden 12001 Main Street Bellevue.

Walk With Your Libraries

Walk With Your Libraries Isn't it time to get moving? Exercise your mind and body with your library's collection and custom walking maps. For fun, for fitness, for life, walk with your libraries! Please visit guides.kcls.org/walkwithyourlibrary or call the library at 425.486.7811 for more information. Category: Sports & Recreation. Cost: Free. Events Newsletter: Yes. Friday, December 26, 2014. King County Library System.

Registration for Fly Tying Class

Beginning Fly Tying Class taught in January/February by members of the Washington Fly Fishing Club. Register online at: wffc.com You will learn to tie 15 Northwest trout fly patterns, as well as receiving personal instruction on common fly tying skills. Each student will be given on-line access to the WFFC Fly Tying Manual. A DVD showing close-ups of the flies being tied, tying tools, and materials are available for purchase. When: Eight weekly sessions starting Thursday, January 8, 2015 (6:30 pm to 9:00 pm) Where: Evergreen Covenant Church, 3200 78th S.E. on Mercer Island. Cost: The eight class series costs $60, and the DVD is available for an additional $10. Category: Classes & Lectures. Outdoor. Sports & Recreation. Cost: $60.00. Contact Name: Pat Peterman. Contact Phone: 425 503 5979. Friday, December 26, 2014. Class begins in January at Evergreen Convenant Church 3200 78th S.E. Mercer Island.

SJCC Winter Break Camp

When school’s out, the J is in! We offer a variety of full and half-day camps during school breaks. Each day features activities centered on a special theme, plus kids will swim, play in the gym, and enjoy arts and crafts. Week-long break camps include field trips. Winter Break Camp 9:30 a.m.-4 p.m. SJCC members: $60 per day/guests: $70 per day - Monday, December 22 – Sugartopia: a day for sugar lovers; we’ll build and decorate gingerbread houses and create candy art - Tuesday, December 23 – Dino Day: we’ll find fossils and learn about our favorite dinosaurs - Wednesday, December 24 – Field Trip Day: run, jump, climb, and slide at Giggles and Grins indoor play space - Thursday, December 25 – no camp - Friday, December 26 – Science Day; we’ll turn Kidstown into a laboratory for experiments; prepare to get a little messy! - Monday, December 29 – Winter Wonderland: explore the season and everything it has to offer - Tuesday, December 30 – Field Trip Day: campers will spend the day playi… Category: Family. Organizations. Schools. Sports & Recreation. Audience: Kids. Dads. Moms. Families. Cost: $60-70. Contact Name: Daliah Silver. Contact Email: DaliahS@sjcc.org. Contact Phone: 206-388-0839. Friday, December 26, 2014, 9:30 AM – 4:00 PM. 3801 East Mercer Way Mercer Island, WA 98040. For more info visit sjcc.org.

Tot Shabbat

Join us with your children and celebrate Shabbat with songs and challah on Friday mornings. Category: Music. Audience: Kids. Dads. Moms. Families. Cost: FREE. Contact Name: Dana Weiner. Contact Email: DanaW@sjcc.org. Contact Phone: 2063881992. Events Newsletter: Yes. Friday, December 26, 2014, 9:45 AM – 10:30 AM. 3801 East Mercer Way Mercer Island, WA 98040. For more info visit sjcc.org.

Mercer Island Visual Arts League Gallery - "Winter Tales"

MIVAL presents " Winter Tales" exhibits from 30+ local artists. Gallery artwork changes each month. December is the month to share and give items from the heart. One of a kind fine art, jewelry, glass, photography, sculpture, collage, encaustics, trinkets, ornaments, stocking stuffers can be discovered. Proceeds contributed to Visual Arts annual scholarships www.MIVAL.org. Category: Arts & Entertainment. Charitable. Audience: Kids. Teens. Singles. College Students. Dads. Moms. Seniors. Families. Cost: free. Contact Name: nannette bassett. Contact Email: nannettebas@gmail.com. Contact Phone: 2062328148. Friday, December 26, 2014, 12:00 PM – 6:00 PM. 2836 78th Ave SE 98040.

Garden d’Lights at Bellevue Botanical Garden

One of the Pacific Northwest’s most popular holiday events is back!  Brought to you by the Bellevue Botanical Garden Society and Bellevue Parks and Community Services, Garden d’Lights features thousands of lights which transform the Garden into a blossoming winter wonderland. Garden d’Lights runs from Saturday, November 29, 2014 – Saturday, January 3, 2015, every evening from 4:30 – 9:30 pm (last entry at 9:00 pm). Tickets are $5 each, children 10 and under are free. Please visit www.gardendlights.org to purchase your tickets. Over 100,000 people enjoy this dazzling display each season, and this year we have new visitor services buildings with all new amenities. The route has changed, grown, and become more magical than ever. The brand new Trillium Store will be open every evening, brimming with gift items, holiday ornaments and décor. We hope you enjoy your visit! Category: Family. Holiday. Outdoor. Cost: $5. Contact Phone: 425-452-6844. Events Newsletter: Yes. Friday, December 26, 2014, 4:30 PM – 9:30 PM. Bellevue Botanical Garden 12001 Main Street Bellevue.

Registration for Fly Tying Class

Beginning Fly Tying Class taught in January/February by members of the Washington Fly Fishing Club. Register online at: wffc.com You will learn to tie 15 Northwest trout fly patterns, as well as receiving personal instruction on common fly tying skills. Each student will be given on-line access to the WFFC Fly Tying Manual. A DVD showing close-ups of the flies being tied, tying tools, and materials are available for purchase. When: Eight weekly sessions starting Thursday, January 8, 2015 (6:30 pm to 9:00 pm) Where: Evergreen Covenant Church, 3200 78th S.E. on Mercer Island. Cost: The eight class series costs $60, and the DVD is available for an additional $10. Category: Classes & Lectures. Outdoor. Sports & Recreation. Cost: $60.00. Contact Name: Pat Peterman. Contact Phone: 425 503 5979. Saturday, December 27, 2014. Class begins in January at Evergreen Convenant Church 3200 78th S.E. Mercer Island.

SJCC Winter Break Camp

When school’s out, the J is in! We offer a variety of full and half-day camps during school breaks. Each day features activities centered on a special theme, plus kids will swim, play in the gym, and enjoy arts and crafts. Week-long break camps include field trips. Winter Break Camp 9:30 a.m.-4 p.m. SJCC members: $60 per day/guests: $70 per day - Monday, December 22 – Sugartopia: a day for sugar lovers; we’ll build and decorate gingerbread houses and create candy art - Tuesday, December 23 – Dino Day: we’ll find fossils and learn about our favorite dinosaurs - Wednesday, December 24 – Field Trip Day: run, jump, climb, and slide at Giggles and Grins indoor play space - Thursday, December 25 – no camp - Friday, December 26 – Science Day; we’ll turn Kidstown into a laboratory for experiments; prepare to get a little messy! - Monday, December 29 – Winter Wonderland: explore the season and everything it has to offer - Tuesday, December 30 – Field Trip Day: campers will spend the day playi… Category: Family. Organizations. Schools. Sports & Recreation. Audience: Kids. Dads. Moms. Families. Cost: $60-70. Contact Name: Daliah Silver. Contact Email: DaliahS@sjcc.org. Contact Phone: 206-388-0839. Saturday, December 27, 2014, 9:30 AM – 4:00 PM. 3801 East Mercer Way Mercer Island, WA 98040. For more info visit sjcc.org.

Cedar River Cellars | wine tasting

Cedar River Cellars is a small, but growing, award winning winery. And to fully experience Northwest-style wines, we invite you to encounter them in a tranquil and natural environment, among old-growth cedars at our charming, intimate park-like tasting venue. A rejuvenating retreat is just a bottle-opener and a few minutes away from Sea-Tac airport or downtown Seattle. Come and picnic with the whole family, enjoy a complimentary tasting, and get the complete hometown winery experience. We are open most Saturday and Sunday 12-5pm (M-F by appointment if available). Check Facebook or website for any change or call Heather at 206-240-9394. Category: Family. Outdoor. Audience: Singles. Dads. Moms. Seniors. Families. Cost: $7 tasting fee waived with purchase. Contact Name: Heather Nasarow. Contact Email: Heather@CedarRiverCellars.com. Contact Phone: 206-240-9394. Events Newsletter: Yes. Saturday, December 27, 2014, 12:00 PM – 5:00 PM. 13018 Lake Kathleen Road SE Renton, WA 98059.

Mercer Island Visual Arts League Gallery - "Winter Tales"

MIVAL presents " Winter Tales" exhibits from 30+ local artists. Gallery artwork changes each month. December is the month to share and give items from the heart. One of a kind fine art, jewelry, glass, photography, sculpture, collage, encaustics, trinkets, ornaments, stocking stuffers can be discovered. Proceeds contributed to Visual Arts annual scholarships www.MIVAL.org. Category: Arts & Entertainment. Charitable. Audience: Kids. Teens. Singles. College Students. Dads. Moms. Seniors. Families. Cost: free. Contact Name: nannette bassett. Contact Email: nannettebas@gmail.com. Contact Phone: 2062328148. Saturday, December 27, 2014, 12:00 PM – 6:00 PM. 2836 78th Ave SE 98040.

Garden d’Lights at Bellevue Botanical Garden

One of the Pacific Northwest’s most popular holiday events is back!  Brought to you by the Bellevue Botanical Garden Society and Bellevue Parks and Community Services, Garden d’Lights features thousands of lights which transform the Garden into a blossoming winter wonderland. Garden d’Lights runs from Saturday, November 29, 2014 – Saturday, January 3, 2015, every evening from 4:30 – 9:30 pm (last entry at 9:00 pm). Tickets are $5 each, children 10 and under are free. Please visit www.gardendlights.org to purchase your tickets. Over 100,000 people enjoy this dazzling display each season, and this year we have new visitor services buildings with all new amenities. The route has changed, grown, and become more magical than ever. The brand new Trillium Store will be open every evening, brimming with gift items, holiday ornaments and décor. We hope you enjoy your visit! Category: Family. Holiday. Outdoor. Cost: $5. Contact Phone: 425-452-6844. Events Newsletter: Yes. Saturday, December 27, 2014, 4:30 PM – 9:30 PM. Bellevue Botanical Garden 12001 Main Street Bellevue.

Registration for Fly Tying Class

Beginning Fly Tying Class taught in January/February by members of the Washington Fly Fishing Club. Register online at: wffc.com You will learn to tie 15 Northwest trout fly patterns, as well as receiving personal instruction on common fly tying skills. Each student will be given on-line access to the WFFC Fly Tying Manual. A DVD showing close-ups of the flies being tied, tying tools, and materials are available for purchase. When: Eight weekly sessions starting Thursday, January 8, 2015 (6:30 pm to 9:00 pm) Where: Evergreen Covenant Church, 3200 78th S.E. on Mercer Island. Cost: The eight class series costs $60, and the DVD is available for an additional $10. Category: Classes & Lectures. Outdoor. Sports & Recreation. Cost: $60.00. Contact Name: Pat Peterman. Contact Phone: 425 503 5979. Sunday, December 28, 2014. Class begins in January at Evergreen Convenant Church 3200 78th S.E. Mercer Island.

SJCC Winter Break Camp

When school’s out, the J is in! We offer a variety of full and half-day camps during school breaks. Each day features activities centered on a special theme, plus kids will swim, play in the gym, and enjoy arts and crafts. Week-long break camps include field trips. Winter Break Camp 9:30 a.m.-4 p.m. SJCC members: $60 per day/guests: $70 per day - Monday, December 22 – Sugartopia: a day for sugar lovers; we’ll build and decorate gingerbread houses and create candy art - Tuesday, December 23 – Dino Day: we’ll find fossils and learn about our favorite dinosaurs - Wednesday, December 24 – Field Trip Day: run, jump, climb, and slide at Giggles and Grins indoor play space - Thursday, December 25 – no camp - Friday, December 26 – Science Day; we’ll turn Kidstown into a laboratory for experiments; prepare to get a little messy! - Monday, December 29 – Winter Wonderland: explore the season and everything it has to offer - Tuesday, December 30 – Field Trip Day: campers will spend the day playi… Category: Family. Organizations. Schools. Sports & Recreation. Audience: Kids. Dads. Moms. Families. Cost: $60-70. Contact Name: Daliah Silver. Contact Email: DaliahS@sjcc.org. Contact Phone: 206-388-0839. Sunday, December 28, 2014, 9:30 AM – 4:00 PM. 3801 East Mercer Way Mercer Island, WA 98040. For more info visit sjcc.org.

W4JCC Church Worship Service

We invite you to join us for our worship service! It is our prayer we will help you grow naturally and spiritually and we welcome you to visit our church! We hope that as a result of your visit you will make a decision to join our family! Each week we will worship together.See you on Sunday! Category: Faith. Family. Music. Organizations. Audience: Kids. Teens. Singles. College Students. Dads. Moms. Seniors. Families. Cost: Free. Contact Email: hear4893@hotmail.com. Contact Phone: 206-795-2598. Sunday, December 28, 2014, 11:00 AM. Witness for Jesus Christian Church 18701 120th Ave. NE Bothell, WA 98011.

Cedar River Cellars | wine tasting

Cedar River Cellars is a small, but growing, award winning winery. And to fully experience Northwest-style wines, we invite you to encounter them in a tranquil and natural environment, among old-growth cedars at our charming, intimate park-like tasting venue. A rejuvenating retreat is just a bottle-opener and a few minutes away from Sea-Tac airport or downtown Seattle. Come and picnic with the whole family, enjoy a complimentary tasting, and get the complete hometown winery experience. We are open most Saturday and Sunday 12-5pm (M-F by appointment if available). Check Facebook or website for any change or call Heather at 206-240-9394. Category: Family. Outdoor. Audience: Singles. Dads. Moms. Seniors. Families. Cost: $7 tasting fee waived with purchase. Contact Name: Heather Nasarow. Contact Email: Heather@CedarRiverCellars.com. Contact Phone: 206-240-9394. Events Newsletter: Yes. Sunday, December 28, 2014, 12:00 PM – 5:00 PM. 13018 Lake Kathleen Road SE Renton, WA 98059.

Garden d’Lights at Bellevue Botanical Garden

One of the Pacific Northwest’s most popular holiday events is back!  Brought to you by the Bellevue Botanical Garden Society and Bellevue Parks and Community Services, Garden d’Lights features thousands of lights which transform the Garden into a blossoming winter wonderland. Garden d’Lights runs from Saturday, November 29, 2014 – Saturday, January 3, 2015, every evening from 4:30 – 9:30 pm (last entry at 9:00 pm). Tickets are $5 each, children 10 and under are free. Please visit www.gardendlights.org to purchase your tickets. Over 100,000 people enjoy this dazzling display each season, and this year we have new visitor services buildings with all new amenities. The route has changed, grown, and become more magical than ever. The brand new Trillium Store will be open every evening, brimming with gift items, holiday ornaments and décor. We hope you enjoy your visit! Category: Family. Holiday. Outdoor. Cost: $5. Contact Phone: 425-452-6844. Events Newsletter: Yes. Sunday, December 28, 2014, 4:30 PM – 9:30 PM. Bellevue Botanical Garden 12001 Main Street Bellevue.

MI Lacrosse Club Christmas Tree Pick-Up

See attached informational print-out for dates and link for sign up. We would like to have this announcement published from mid-December thru first week of January. Thank you. Category: Charitable. Cost: donation. Sunday, December 28, 2014, 6:00 PM. Christmas tree pick-up available for MI residents.

Registration for Fly Tying Class

Beginning Fly Tying Class taught in January/February by members of the Washington Fly Fishing Club. Register online at: wffc.com You will learn to tie 15 Northwest trout fly patterns, as well as receiving personal instruction on common fly tying skills. Each student will be given on-line access to the WFFC Fly Tying Manual. A DVD showing close-ups of the flies being tied, tying tools, and materials are available for purchase. When: Eight weekly sessions starting Thursday, January 8, 2015 (6:30 pm to 9:00 pm) Where: Evergreen Covenant Church, 3200 78th S.E. on Mercer Island. Cost: The eight class series costs $60, and the DVD is available for an additional $10. Category: Classes & Lectures. Outdoor. Sports & Recreation. Cost: $60.00. Contact Name: Pat Peterman. Contact Phone: 425 503 5979. Monday, December 29, 2014. Class begins in January at Evergreen Convenant Church 3200 78th S.E. Mercer Island.

Creative Beginnings

Mondays, 9:30-10:45 a.m. 8-30 months with parent/caregiver Creative Beginnings is a time for your child, together with a parent or caregiver, to explore the richness of the SJCC Early Childhood School through art, sensory experiences, and creative play. Parents and children facilitate exploration and socialization alongside longtime ECS teacher Laura Selby. As children develop social, emotional, and cognitive skills in this group setting, parents and caregivers develop a community within the J family. Runs September 8 through June 8. Category: Classes & Lectures. Family. Audience: Dads. Moms. Cost: Members: $592; Non-members: $718. Contact Name: Laura Selby. Contact Email: lauraselby@comcast.net. Events Newsletter: Yes. Monday, December 29, 2014, 9:30 AM – 10:45 AM. 3801 East Mercer Way Mercer Island, WA 98040. For more info visit sjcc.org.

SJCC Winter Break Camp

When school’s out, the J is in! We offer a variety of full and half-day camps during school breaks. Each day features activities centered on a special theme, plus kids will swim, play in the gym, and enjoy arts and crafts. Week-long break camps include field trips. Winter Break Camp 9:30 a.m.-4 p.m. SJCC members: $60 per day/guests: $70 per day - Monday, December 22 – Sugartopia: a day for sugar lovers; we’ll build and decorate gingerbread houses and create candy art - Tuesday, December 23 – Dino Day: we’ll find fossils and learn about our favorite dinosaurs - Wednesday, December 24 – Field Trip Day: run, jump, climb, and slide at Giggles and Grins indoor play space - Thursday, December 25 – no camp - Friday, December 26 – Science Day; we’ll turn Kidstown into a laboratory for experiments; prepare to get a little messy! - Monday, December 29 – Winter Wonderland: explore the season and everything it has to offer - Tuesday, December 30 – Field Trip Day: campers will spend the day playi… Category: Family. Organizations. Schools. Sports & Recreation. Audience: Kids. Dads. Moms. Families. Cost: $60-70. Contact Name: Daliah Silver. Contact Email: DaliahS@sjcc.org. Contact Phone: 206-388-0839. Monday, December 29, 2014, 9:30 AM – 4:00 PM. 3801 East Mercer Way Mercer Island, WA 98040. For more info visit sjcc.org.

Creative Beginnings

Mondays, 11:15 a.m.-12:30 p.m. 8-30 months with parent/caregiver Creative Beginnings is a time for your child, together with a parent or caregiver, to explore the richness of the SJCC Early Childhood School through art, sensory experiences, and creative play. Parents and children facilitate exploration and socialization alongside longtime ECS teacher Laura Selby. As children develop social, emotional, and cognitive skills in this group setting, parents and caregivers develop a community within the J family. Runs September 8 through June 8. Category: Classes & Lectures. Family. Audience: Dads. Moms. Cost: Members: $592; Non-members: $718. Contact Name: Laura Selby. Contact Email: lauraselby@comcast.net. Events Newsletter: Yes. Monday, December 29, 2014, 11:15 AM – 12:30 PM. 3801 East Mercer Way Mercer Island, WA 98040. For more info visit sjcc.org.

Garden d’Lights at Bellevue Botanical Garden

One of the Pacific Northwest’s most popular holiday events is back!  Brought to you by the Bellevue Botanical Garden Society and Bellevue Parks and Community Services, Garden d’Lights features thousands of lights which transform the Garden into a blossoming winter wonderland. Garden d’Lights runs from Saturday, November 29, 2014 – Saturday, January 3, 2015, every evening from 4:30 – 9:30 pm (last entry at 9:00 pm). Tickets are $5 each, children 10 and under are free. Please visit www.gardendlights.org to purchase your tickets. Over 100,000 people enjoy this dazzling display each season, and this year we have new visitor services buildings with all new amenities. The route has changed, grown, and become more magical than ever. The brand new Trillium Store will be open every evening, brimming with gift items, holiday ornaments and décor. We hope you enjoy your visit! Category: Family. Holiday. Outdoor. Cost: $5. Contact Phone: 425-452-6844. Events Newsletter: Yes. Monday, December 29, 2014, 4:30 PM – 9:30 PM. Bellevue Botanical Garden 12001 Main Street Bellevue.

Professional Pitching and Catching Instruction from Toronto Blue Jays Farm Hands Pierce Rankin and Matt Boyd

Prepare your game for the upcoming season with instruction with Current Toronto Blue Jays and Former PAC-12 players Matt Boyd and Pierce Rankin. Pitching Instruction includes Fundamentals of a Dynamic Efficient Delivery, Preventative Arm Care Techniques, Video Analysis, Mental Game and a Professional Evaluation. Catching Instruction Emphasis on the fundamentals of Receiving – stance, target, posture | Blocking- flexibility, body position | Throwing – stance, footwork & timing. Small Class Sessions | SPOTS ARE LIMITED! 16 players/session for Pitching | 5 players/session for Catching December 30th & 31st, 2014, TWO pitching & catching sessions: 12 and under - 10am-12pm 13 and up - 1pm-3pm. Category: Classes & Lectures. Sports & Recreation. Audience: Kids. Teens. Dads. Moms. Cost: Pitching Price: $125 per/player | Catching Price: $200 per/player. Contact Name: Matt Boyd. Contact Email: MatthewRBoyd@outlook.com. Contact Phone: 206-484-6699. Tuesday, December 30, 2014 – Wednesday, December 31, 2014. Redmond Workout Facility (DBA 5Tool.com) 9101 151st Ave NE Redmond, WA 98052.

Registration for Fly Tying Class

Beginning Fly Tying Class taught in January/February by members of the Washington Fly Fishing Club. Register online at: wffc.com You will learn to tie 15 Northwest trout fly patterns, as well as receiving personal instruction on common fly tying skills. Each student will be given on-line access to the WFFC Fly Tying Manual. A DVD showing close-ups of the flies being tied, tying tools, and materials are available for purchase. When: Eight weekly sessions starting Thursday, January 8, 2015 (6:30 pm to 9:00 pm) Where: Evergreen Covenant Church, 3200 78th S.E. on Mercer Island. Cost: The eight class series costs $60, and the DVD is available for an additional $10. Category: Classes & Lectures. Outdoor. Sports & Recreation. Cost: $60.00. Contact Name: Pat Peterman. Contact Phone: 425 503 5979. Tuesday, December 30, 2014. Class begins in January at Evergreen Convenant Church 3200 78th S.E. Mercer Island.

SJCC Winter Break Camp

When school’s out, the J is in! We offer a variety of full and half-day camps during school breaks. Each day features activities centered on a special theme, plus kids will swim, play in the gym, and enjoy arts and crafts. Week-long break camps include field trips. Winter Break Camp 9:30 a.m.-4 p.m. SJCC members: $60 per day/guests: $70 per day - Monday, December 22 – Sugartopia: a day for sugar lovers; we’ll build and decorate gingerbread houses and create candy art - Tuesday, December 23 – Dino Day: we’ll find fossils and learn about our favorite dinosaurs - Wednesday, December 24 – Field Trip Day: run, jump, climb, and slide at Giggles and Grins indoor play space - Thursday, December 25 – no camp - Friday, December 26 – Science Day; we’ll turn Kidstown into a laboratory for experiments; prepare to get a little messy! - Monday, December 29 – Winter Wonderland: explore the season and everything it has to offer - Tuesday, December 30 – Field Trip Day: campers will spend the day playi… Category: Family. Organizations. Schools. Sports & Recreation. Audience: Kids. Dads. Moms. Families. Cost: $60-70. Contact Name: Daliah Silver. Contact Email: DaliahS@sjcc.org. Contact Phone: 206-388-0839. Tuesday, December 30, 2014, 9:30 AM – 4:00 PM. 3801 East Mercer Way Mercer Island, WA 98040. For more info visit sjcc.org.

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

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

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

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

Garden d’Lights at Bellevue Botanical Garden

One of the Pacific Northwest’s most popular holiday events is back!  Brought to you by the Bellevue Botanical Garden Society and Bellevue Parks and Community Services, Garden d’Lights features thousands of lights which transform the Garden into a blossoming winter wonderland. Garden d’Lights runs from Saturday, November 29, 2014 – Saturday, January 3, 2015, every evening from 4:30 – 9:30 pm (last entry at 9:00 pm). Tickets are $5 each, children 10 and under are free. Please visit www.gardendlights.org to purchase your tickets. Over 100,000 people enjoy this dazzling display each season, and this year we have new visitor services buildings with all new amenities. The route has changed, grown, and become more magical than ever. The brand new Trillium Store will be open every evening, brimming with gift items, holiday ornaments and décor. We hope you enjoy your visit! Category: Family. Holiday. Outdoor. Cost: $5. Contact Phone: 425-452-6844. Events Newsletter: Yes. Tuesday, December 30, 2014, 4:30 PM – 9:30 PM. Bellevue Botanical Garden 12001 Main Street Bellevue.

Registration for Fly Tying Class

Beginning Fly Tying Class taught in January/February by members of the Washington Fly Fishing Club. Register online at: wffc.com You will learn to tie 15 Northwest trout fly patterns, as well as receiving personal instruction on common fly tying skills. Each student will be given on-line access to the WFFC Fly Tying Manual. A DVD showing close-ups of the flies being tied, tying tools, and materials are available for purchase. When: Eight weekly sessions starting Thursday, January 8, 2015 (6:30 pm to 9:00 pm) Where: Evergreen Covenant Church, 3200 78th S.E. on Mercer Island. Cost: The eight class series costs $60, and the DVD is available for an additional $10. Category: Classes & Lectures. Outdoor. Sports & Recreation. Cost: $60.00. Contact Name: Pat Peterman. Contact Phone: 425 503 5979. Wednesday, December 31, 2014. Class begins in January at Evergreen Convenant Church 3200 78th S.E. Mercer Island.

SJCC Winter Break Camp

When school’s out, the J is in! We offer a variety of full and half-day camps during school breaks. Each day features activities centered on a special theme, plus kids will swim, play in the gym, and enjoy arts and crafts. Week-long break camps include field trips. Winter Break Camp 9:30 a.m.-4 p.m. SJCC members: $60 per day/guests: $70 per day - Monday, December 22 – Sugartopia: a day for sugar lovers; we’ll build and decorate gingerbread houses and create candy art - Tuesday, December 23 – Dino Day: we’ll find fossils and learn about our favorite dinosaurs - Wednesday, December 24 – Field Trip Day: run, jump, climb, and slide at Giggles and Grins indoor play space - Thursday, December 25 – no camp - Friday, December 26 – Science Day; we’ll turn Kidstown into a laboratory for experiments; prepare to get a little messy! - Monday, December 29 – Winter Wonderland: explore the season and everything it has to offer - Tuesday, December 30 – Field Trip Day: campers will spend the day playi… Category: Family. Organizations. Schools. Sports & Recreation. Audience: Kids. Dads. Moms. Families. Cost: $60-70. Contact Name: Daliah Silver. Contact Email: DaliahS@sjcc.org. Contact Phone: 206-388-0839. Wednesday, December 31, 2014, 9:30 AM – 4:00 PM. 3801 East Mercer Way Mercer Island, WA 98040. For more info visit sjcc.org.

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

Since 1991, these popular classes have brought families together to learn about parenting and celebrate babies. Weekly classes include research-based parenting topics and time for questions and answers. Topics include sleep, feeding, couple relationships, post-partum adjustment, calming and soothing tips, infant development and more. Classes are facilitated by trained parenting and lactation educators. Guest speakers feature subjects ranging from postpartum exercise and fitness to the importance of play and learning. Bring your baby and come to class as soon as you can! To register, call 425.899.3000 (no online registration). Category: Classes & Lectures. Family. Audience: Dads. Moms. Families. Cost: $97 each series. Contact Name: EvergreenHealth. Contact Phone: 425.899.3000. Events Newsletter: Yes. Wednesday, December 31, 2014, 9:30 AM – 11:30 AM. EvergreenHealth Medical Center, 12040 NE 128th Street, Kirkland, WA 98034. For more info visit www.evergreenhealth.com.

Little Book Worms

Stories, songs, and snacks for young children. Join us every Wednesday 11:00am - Noon by the fireplace on the second level of Building Two. In partnership with the Seattle Nanny Network Free parking validation (no purchase necessary). Category: Arts & Entertainment. Family. Audience: Kids. Families. Cost: FREE! Contact Name: Jill Covey. Contact Email: jill@seattlenanny.com. Contact Phone: 425.803.9511. Wednesday, December 31, 2014, 11:00 AM – 12:00 PM. The Bravern 11111 Ne 8th St Ste 5, Bellevue, WA 98004. For more info visit www.seattlenanny.com.

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

Since 1991, these popular classes have brought families together to learn about parenting and celebrate babies. Weekly classes include research-based parenting topics and time for questions and answers. Topics include sleep, feeding, couple relationships, post-partum adjustment, calming and soothing tips, infant development and more. Classes are facilitated by trained parenting and lactation educators. Guest speakers feature subjects ranging from postpartum exercise and fitness to the importance of play and learning. Bring your baby and come to class as soon as you can! The 0-3 month newborn Snugglers series is FREE! To register, call 425.899.3000 (no online registration). Category: Classes & Lectures. Family. Audience: Dads. Moms. Families. Cost: Free. Contact Name: EvergreenHealth. Contact Phone: 425.899.3000. Events Newsletter: Yes. Wednesday, December 31, 2014, 12:30 PM – 2:30 PM. EvergreenHealth Medical Center, 12040 NE 128th Street, Kirkland, WA 98034. For more info visit www.evergreenhealth.com.

Garden d’Lights at Bellevue Botanical Garden

One of the Pacific Northwest’s most popular holiday events is back!  Brought to you by the Bellevue Botanical Garden Society and Bellevue Parks and Community Services, Garden d’Lights features thousands of lights which transform the Garden into a blossoming winter wonderland. Garden d’Lights runs from Saturday, November 29, 2014 – Saturday, January 3, 2015, every evening from 4:30 – 9:30 pm (last entry at 9:00 pm). Tickets are $5 each, children 10 and under are free. Please visit www.gardendlights.org to purchase your tickets. Over 100,000 people enjoy this dazzling display each season, and this year we have new visitor services buildings with all new amenities. The route has changed, grown, and become more magical than ever. The brand new Trillium Store will be open every evening, brimming with gift items, holiday ornaments and décor. We hope you enjoy your visit! Category: Family. Holiday. Outdoor. Cost: $5. Contact Phone: 425-452-6844. Events Newsletter: Yes. Wednesday, December 31, 2014, 4:30 PM – 9:30 PM. Bellevue Botanical Garden 12001 Main Street Bellevue.

Happiness Seminar

FREE 60 minute Happiness Seminar. Participants will learn powerful breathing techniques, experience a guided meditation, and light yoga - all of which will leave you recharged and refreshed! The experience of meditation can take us beyond the usual mental stress and emotional agitation to a calm centered place. We explore the delicate art of quietening the mind! This session is open for people with any or no experience of meditation or breathing exercises. MSNBC came to visit ... Workshop Contents: Light yoga Relaxing breathing techniques Guided Meditation Take Home practices for daily use Benefits Reported: Reduced Stress & Increased Productivity Increased Joy & Happiness Enhanced Focus & Concentration Improved Relationships. Category: Arts & Entertainment. Classes & Lectures. Sports & Recreation. Audience: Singles. College Students. Dads. Moms. Seniors. Cost: Free. Contact Name: Abhay Murarka. Contact Email: abhay.murarka@artofliving.org. Contact Phone: 206-261-4126. Wednesday, December 31, 2014, 6:00 PM – 7:00 PM. Bellevue Bahai Center. For more info visit www.eventbrite.com.

SJCC Winter Break Camp

When school’s out, the J is in! We offer a variety of full and half-day camps during school breaks. Each day features activities centered on a special theme, plus kids will swim, play in the gym, and enjoy arts and crafts. Week-long break camps include field trips. Winter Break Camp 9:30 a.m.-4 p.m. SJCC members: $60 per day/guests: $70 per day - Monday, December 22 – Sugartopia: a day for sugar lovers; we’ll build and decorate gingerbread houses and create candy art - Tuesday, December 23 – Dino Day: we’ll find fossils and learn about our favorite dinosaurs - Wednesday, December 24 – Field Trip Day: run, jump, climb, and slide at Giggles and Grins indoor play space - Thursday, December 25 – no camp - Friday, December 26 – Science Day; we’ll turn Kidstown into a laboratory for experiments; prepare to get a little messy! - Monday, December 29 – Winter Wonderland: explore the season and everything it has to offer - Tuesday, December 30 – Field Trip Day: campers will spend the day playi… Category: Family. Organizations. Schools. Sports & Recreation. Audience: Kids. Dads. Moms. Families. Cost: $60-70. Contact Name: Daliah Silver. Contact Email: DaliahS@sjcc.org. Contact Phone: 206-388-0839. Thursday, January 1, 2015, 9:30 AM – 4:00 PM. 3801 East Mercer Way Mercer Island, WA 98040. For more info visit sjcc.org.

Mercer Island Visual Arts League General Meeting October

Monthly general meeting. Open to the public. Discover what MIVAL does. Meet many artists of all mediums and what they do. Become a member and make new friendships through visual arts. www.MIVAL.org. 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, January 1, 2015, 12:00 PM – 1:30 PM. 4400 86th Ave Mercer Island, WA.

Garden d’Lights at Bellevue Botanical Garden

One of the Pacific Northwest’s most popular holiday events is back!  Brought to you by the Bellevue Botanical Garden Society and Bellevue Parks and Community Services, Garden d’Lights features thousands of lights which transform the Garden into a blossoming winter wonderland. Garden d’Lights runs from Saturday, November 29, 2014 – Saturday, January 3, 2015, every evening from 4:30 – 9:30 pm (last entry at 9:00 pm). Tickets are $5 each, children 10 and under are free. Please visit www.gardendlights.org to purchase your tickets. Over 100,000 people enjoy this dazzling display each season, and this year we have new visitor services buildings with all new amenities. The route has changed, grown, and become more magical than ever. The brand new Trillium Store will be open every evening, brimming with gift items, holiday ornaments and décor. We hope you enjoy your visit! Category: Family. Holiday. Outdoor. Cost: $5. Contact Phone: 425-452-6844. Events Newsletter: Yes. Thursday, January 1, 2015, 4:30 PM – 9:30 PM. Bellevue Botanical Garden 12001 Main Street Bellevue.

SJCC Winter Break Camp

When school’s out, the J is in! We offer a variety of full and half-day camps during school breaks. Each day features activities centered on a special theme, plus kids will swim, play in the gym, and enjoy arts and crafts. Week-long break camps include field trips. Winter Break Camp 9:30 a.m.-4 p.m. SJCC members: $60 per day/guests: $70 per day - Monday, December 22 – Sugartopia: a day for sugar lovers; we’ll build and decorate gingerbread houses and create candy art - Tuesday, December 23 – Dino Day: we’ll find fossils and learn about our favorite dinosaurs - Wednesday, December 24 – Field Trip Day: run, jump, climb, and slide at Giggles and Grins indoor play space - Thursday, December 25 – no camp - Friday, December 26 – Science Day; we’ll turn Kidstown into a laboratory for experiments; prepare to get a little messy! - Monday, December 29 – Winter Wonderland: explore the season and everything it has to offer - Tuesday, December 30 – Field Trip Day: campers will spend the day playi… Category: Family. Organizations. Schools. Sports & Recreation. Audience: Kids. Dads. Moms. Families. Cost: $60-70. Contact Name: Daliah Silver. Contact Email: DaliahS@sjcc.org. Contact Phone: 206-388-0839. Friday, January 2, 2015, 9:30 AM – 4:00 PM. 3801 East Mercer Way Mercer Island, WA 98040. For more info visit sjcc.org.

Tot Shabbat

Join us with your children and celebrate Shabbat with songs and challah on Friday mornings. Category: Music. Audience: Kids. Dads. Moms. Families. Cost: FREE. Contact Name: Dana Weiner. Contact Email: DanaW@sjcc.org. Contact Phone: 2063881992. Events Newsletter: Yes. Friday, January 2, 2015, 9:45 AM – 10:30 AM. 3801 East Mercer Way Mercer Island, WA 98040. For more info visit sjcc.org.

Garden d’Lights at Bellevue Botanical Garden

One of the Pacific Northwest’s most popular holiday events is back!  Brought to you by the Bellevue Botanical Garden Society and Bellevue Parks and Community Services, Garden d’Lights features thousands of lights which transform the Garden into a blossoming winter wonderland. Garden d’Lights runs from Saturday, November 29, 2014 – Saturday, January 3, 2015, every evening from 4:30 – 9:30 pm (last entry at 9:00 pm). Tickets are $5 each, children 10 and under are free. Please visit www.gardendlights.org to purchase your tickets. Over 100,000 people enjoy this dazzling display each season, and this year we have new visitor services buildings with all new amenities. The route has changed, grown, and become more magical than ever. The brand new Trillium Store will be open every evening, brimming with gift items, holiday ornaments and décor. We hope you enjoy your visit! Category: Family. Holiday. Outdoor. Cost: $5. Contact Phone: 425-452-6844. Events Newsletter: Yes. Friday, January 2, 2015, 4:30 PM – 9:30 PM. Bellevue Botanical Garden 12001 Main Street Bellevue.

Garden d’Lights at Bellevue Botanical Garden

One of the Pacific Northwest’s most popular holiday events is back!  Brought to you by the Bellevue Botanical Garden Society and Bellevue Parks and Community Services, Garden d’Lights features thousands of lights which transform the Garden into a blossoming winter wonderland. Garden d’Lights runs from Saturday, November 29, 2014 – Saturday, January 3, 2015, every evening from 4:30 – 9:30 pm (last entry at 9:00 pm). Tickets are $5 each, children 10 and under are free. Please visit www.gardendlights.org to purchase your tickets. Over 100,000 people enjoy this dazzling display each season, and this year we have new visitor services buildings with all new amenities. The route has changed, grown, and become more magical than ever. The brand new Trillium Store will be open every evening, brimming with gift items, holiday ornaments and décor. We hope you enjoy your visit! Category: Family. Holiday. Outdoor. Cost: $5. Contact Phone: 425-452-6844. Events Newsletter: Yes. Saturday, January 3, 2015, 4:30 PM – 9:30 PM. Bellevue Botanical Garden 12001 Main Street Bellevue.

Creative Beginnings

Mondays, 9:30-10:45 a.m. 8-30 months with parent/caregiver Creative Beginnings is a time for your child, together with a parent or caregiver, to explore the richness of the SJCC Early Childhood School through art, sensory experiences, and creative play. Parents and children facilitate exploration and socialization alongside longtime ECS teacher Laura Selby. As children develop social, emotional, and cognitive skills in this group setting, parents and caregivers develop a community within the J family. Runs September 8 through June 8. Category: Classes & Lectures. Family. Audience: Dads. Moms. Cost: Members: $592; Non-members: $718. Contact Name: Laura Selby. Contact Email: lauraselby@comcast.net. Events Newsletter: Yes. Monday, January 5, 2015, 9:30 AM – 10:45 AM. 3801 East Mercer Way Mercer Island, WA 98040. For more info visit sjcc.org.

Creative Beginnings

Mondays, 11:15 a.m.-12:30 p.m. 8-30 months with parent/caregiver Creative Beginnings is a time for your child, together with a parent or caregiver, to explore the richness of the SJCC Early Childhood School through art, sensory experiences, and creative play. Parents and children facilitate exploration and socialization alongside longtime ECS teacher Laura Selby. As children develop social, emotional, and cognitive skills in this group setting, parents and caregivers develop a community within the J family. Runs September 8 through June 8. Category: Classes & Lectures. Family. Audience: Dads. Moms. Cost: Members: $592; Non-members: $718. Contact Name: Laura Selby. Contact Email: lauraselby@comcast.net. Events Newsletter: Yes. Monday, January 5, 2015, 11:15 AM – 12:30 PM. 3801 East Mercer Way Mercer Island, WA 98040. For more info visit sjcc.org.

Alzheimer's Caregiver Support Group

Caregiver Support Groups provide a consistent and caring place for group members to discuss the challenges and problems of the disease, share their feelings and find emotional support, as well as exchange information and educate themselves about Alzheimer's disease. Category: Classes & Lectures. Audience: Dads. Moms. Seniors. Families. Cost: Free. Contact Name: John Waltner. Contact Phone: 425.556.8140. Tuesday, January 6, 2015, 1:00 PM – 2:30 PM. Emerald Heights 10901 176th Circle NE Redmond, WA 98052.

Little Book Worms

Stories, songs, and snacks for young children. Join us every Wednesday 11:00am - Noon by the fireplace on the second level of Building Two. In partnership with the Seattle Nanny Network Free parking validation (no purchase necessary). Category: Arts & Entertainment. Family. Audience: Kids. Families. Cost: FREE! Contact Name: Jill Covey. Contact Email: jill@seattlenanny.com. Contact Phone: 425.803.9511. Wednesday, January 7, 2015, 11:00 AM – 12:00 PM. The Bravern 11111 Ne 8th St Ste 5, Bellevue, WA 98004. For more info visit www.seattlenanny.com.

Happiness Seminar

FREE 60 minute Happiness Seminar. Participants will learn powerful breathing techniques, experience a guided meditation, and light yoga - all of which will leave you recharged and refreshed! The experience of meditation can take us beyond the usual mental stress and emotional agitation to a calm centered place. We explore the delicate art of quietening the mind! This session is open for people with any or no experience of meditation or breathing exercises. MSNBC came to visit ... Workshop Contents: Light yoga Relaxing breathing techniques Guided Meditation Take Home practices for daily use Benefits Reported: Reduced Stress & Increased Productivity Increased Joy & Happiness Enhanced Focus & Concentration Improved Relationships. Category: Arts & Entertainment. Classes & Lectures. Sports & Recreation. Audience: Singles. College Students. Dads. Moms. Seniors. Cost: Free. Contact Name: Abhay Murarka. Contact Email: abhay.murarka@artofliving.org. Contact Phone: 206-261-4126. Wednesday, January 7, 2015, 6:00 PM – 7:00 PM. Bellevue Bahai Center. For more info visit www.eventbrite.com.

Eastside Genealogical Society Meeting

“What will happen to your Family History stuff” when you downsize your residence or pass on? Come learn the steps you can take now. Doors open at 6:30 pm for networking . See our website for FREE genealogical help and other Special Interest Group meetings. Visitors are always welcome at all meetings. Category: Classes & Lectures. Family. Organizations. Audience: Singles. College Students. Dads. Moms. Seniors. Cost: Free. Thursday, January 8, 2015, 7:00 PM – 9:00 PM. Bellevue Regional Library, Room 1, 1111 – 110th Ave NE Bellevue 98004. For more info visit www.rootsweb.ancestry.com.

Brides Against Breast Cancer Charity Trunk Sale and Wedding Expo

Charity gown sale and wedding expo. •local wedding vendors •Gowns for sale between $75-$1,800 • Average Price of Gown is $600 • Take Your Gown Home with You • Exciting Giveaways • Interest-free Layaway Plan Funds going to support cancer patients and their families with free support programs on www.healthsupportnetwork.org. Category: Benefit. Charitable. Family. Organizations. Volunteer. Wedding. Audience: Kids. Teens. Singles. College Students. Dads. Moms. Seniors. Families. Cost: $5-$20. Contact Name: Melissa Overstreet. Contact Email: moverstreet@bridesabc.org. Contact Phone: 877-721-4673. Events Newsletter: Yes. Sunday, January 11, 2015, 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM. Westin Bellevue 600 Bellevue Way NE Bellevue, WA 98004. For more info visit www.bridesagainstbreastcancer.org.

Little Book Worms

Stories, songs, and snacks for young children. Join us every Wednesday 11:00am - Noon by the fireplace on the second level of Building Two. In partnership with the Seattle Nanny Network Free parking validation (no purchase necessary). Category: Arts & Entertainment. Family. Audience: Kids. Families. Cost: FREE! Contact Name: Jill Covey. Contact Email: jill@seattlenanny.com. Contact Phone: 425.803.9511. Wednesday, January 14, 2015, 11:00 AM – 12:00 PM. The Bravern 11111 Ne 8th St Ste 5, Bellevue, WA 98004. For more info visit www.seattlenanny.com.

Alzheimer's Association Bellevue Day Caregiver Support Group

Caring for someone with memory loss? Need support and information? Alzheimer’s Association caregiver support groups provide a place for caregivers to learn and gain support from others caring for a person with memory loss. Support groups also serve as an opportunity for participants to receive information on care management, available services, and current research and treatment options. A free support group for unpaid care partners, family members and friends of individuals with memory loss is held the 2nd Wednesday of each month from 1:30-3:00pm at St. Andrews Lutheran Church, 2650 148th Ave. SE, Room 1E2, Bellevue, WA 98007. Contact facilitator Ruth Hansing at 206.232.2537 for details. Category: Organizations. Cost: Free. Contact Name: Ruth Hansing. Contact Phone: 206-232-2537. Wednesday, January 14, 2015, 1:30 PM – 3:00 PM. St. Andrews Lutheran Church, 2650 148th Ave. SE, Room 1E2, Bellevue, WA 98007. For more info visit www.alzwa.org.

Happiness Seminar

FREE 60 minute Happiness Seminar. Participants will learn powerful breathing techniques, experience a guided meditation, and light yoga - all of which will leave you recharged and refreshed! The experience of meditation can take us beyond the usual mental stress and emotional agitation to a calm centered place. We explore the delicate art of quietening the mind! This session is open for people with any or no experience of meditation or breathing exercises. MSNBC came to visit ... Workshop Contents: Light yoga Relaxing breathing techniques Guided Meditation Take Home practices for daily use Benefits Reported: Reduced Stress & Increased Productivity Increased Joy & Happiness Enhanced Focus & Concentration Improved Relationships. Category: Arts & Entertainment. Classes & Lectures. Sports & Recreation. Audience: Singles. College Students. Dads. Moms. Seniors. Cost: Free. Contact Name: Abhay Murarka. Contact Email: abhay.murarka@artofliving.org. Contact Phone: 206-261-4126. Wednesday, January 14, 2015, 6:00 PM – 7:00 PM. Bellevue Bahai Center. For more info visit www.eventbrite.com.

Alzheimer's Association Kirkland Caregiver Support Group

Caring for someone with memory loss? Need support and information? Alzheimer’s Association caregiver support groups provide a place for caregivers to learn and gain support from others caring for a person with memory loss. Support groups also serve as an opportunity for participants to receive information on care management, available services, and current research and treatment options. A free support group for unpaid care partners, family members and friends of individuals with memory loss is held the 3rd Tuesday of each month from 1:00 – 2:30pm at Lake Washington United Methodist Church, Multipurpose Room, 7525 132nd Ave. NE, Kirkland, WA 98033. Contact facilitator Darlene Bartron at 425-891-6467 for details. Category: Organizations. Audience: College Students. Dads. Moms. Seniors. Families. Cost: Free. Contact Name: Darlene Bartron. Contact Phone: 425-891-6467. Tuesday, January 20, 2015, 1:00 PM – 2:30 PM. Lake Washington United Methodist Church, Multipurpose Room, 7525 132nd Ave. NE, Kirkland, WA 98033. For more info visit www.alzwa.org.

Eastside Transportation Association meeting

July 16, 2014 ETA MEETING ----- The July ETA meeting will feature Councilmember John Stilin, Chair, Eastside Transportation Partnership (ETP), speaking on: • Suburban transportation needs and priorities. • Sub-area equity. • Steps that could boost the Suburban voice in regional transportation issues. • How does the overwhelming defeat of Prop. 1 by the non-Seattle voters change the influence of ETP and SCATBd in determining transportation decisions at the King County Council? The mission of ETP is to provide an Eastside forum for inter-jurisdictional cooperation to implement coordinated, prioritized transportation plans and programs through leadership, education, and advocacy. See http://www.kingcounty.gov/transportation/kcdot/PlanningAndPolicy/RegionalTransportationPlanning/Transportation%20Boards/Eastside_Transportation_Partnership.aspx for more information about ETP. Category: Organizations. Volunteer. Audience: Singles. College Students. Dads. Moms. Seniors. Cost: Free. Contact Name: Victor H. Bishop. Contact Email: vicbishop@earthlink.net. Contact Phone: 4257461748. Events Newsletter: Yes. Wednesday, January 21, 2015, 8:00 AM – 9:30 AM. Master Builders, 335 116th Ave. SE, Bellevue.

Little Book Worms

Stories, songs, and snacks for young children. Join us every Wednesday 11:00am - Noon by the fireplace on the second level of Building Two. In partnership with the Seattle Nanny Network Free parking validation (no purchase necessary). Category: Arts & Entertainment. Family. Audience: Kids. Families. Cost: FREE! Contact Name: Jill Covey. Contact Email: jill@seattlenanny.com. Contact Phone: 425.803.9511. Wednesday, January 21, 2015, 11:00 AM – 12:00 PM. The Bravern 11111 Ne 8th St Ste 5, Bellevue, WA 98004. For more info visit www.seattlenanny.com.

Happiness Seminar

FREE 60 minute Happiness Seminar. Participants will learn powerful breathing techniques, experience a guided meditation, and light yoga - all of which will leave you recharged and refreshed! The experience of meditation can take us beyond the usual mental stress and emotional agitation to a calm centered place. We explore the delicate art of quietening the mind! This session is open for people with any or no experience of meditation or breathing exercises. MSNBC came to visit ... Workshop Contents: Light yoga Relaxing breathing techniques Guided Meditation Take Home practices for daily use Benefits Reported: Reduced Stress & Increased Productivity Increased Joy & Happiness Enhanced Focus & Concentration Improved Relationships. Category: Arts & Entertainment. Classes & Lectures. Sports & Recreation. Audience: Singles. College Students. Dads. Moms. Seniors. Cost: Free. Contact Name: Abhay Murarka. Contact Email: abhay.murarka@artofliving.org. Contact Phone: 206-261-4126. Wednesday, January 21, 2015, 6:00 PM – 7:00 PM. Bellevue Bahai Center. For more info visit www.eventbrite.com.

Little Book Worms

Stories, songs, and snacks for young children. Join us every Wednesday 11:00am - Noon by the fireplace on the second level of Building Two. In partnership with the Seattle Nanny Network Free parking validation (no purchase necessary). Category: Arts & Entertainment. Family. Audience: Kids. Families. Cost: FREE! Contact Name: Jill Covey. Contact Email: jill@seattlenanny.com. Contact Phone: 425.803.9511. Wednesday, January 28, 2015, 11:00 AM – 12:00 PM. The Bravern 11111 Ne 8th St Ste 5, Bellevue, WA 98004. For more info visit www.seattlenanny.com.

Happiness Seminar

FREE 60 minute Happiness Seminar. Participants will learn powerful breathing techniques, experience a guided meditation, and light yoga - all of which will leave you recharged and refreshed! The experience of meditation can take us beyond the usual mental stress and emotional agitation to a calm centered place. We explore the delicate art of quietening the mind! This session is open for people with any or no experience of meditation or breathing exercises. MSNBC came to visit ... Workshop Contents: Light yoga Relaxing breathing techniques Guided Meditation Take Home practices for daily use Benefits Reported: Reduced Stress & Increased Productivity Increased Joy & Happiness Enhanced Focus & Concentration Improved Relationships. Category: Arts & Entertainment. Classes & Lectures. Sports & Recreation. Audience: Singles. College Students. Dads. Moms. Seniors. Cost: Free. Contact Name: Abhay Murarka. Contact Email: abhay.murarka@artofliving.org. Contact Phone: 206-261-4126. Wednesday, January 28, 2015, 6:00 PM – 7:00 PM. Bellevue Bahai Center. For more info visit www.eventbrite.com.

Little Book Worms

Stories, songs, and snacks for young children. Join us every Wednesday 11:00am - Noon by the fireplace on the second level of Building Two. In partnership with the Seattle Nanny Network Free parking validation (no purchase necessary). Category: Arts & Entertainment. Family. Audience: Kids. Families. Cost: FREE! Contact Name: Jill Covey. Contact Email: jill@seattlenanny.com. Contact Phone: 425.803.9511. Wednesday, February 4, 2015, 11:00 AM – 12:00 PM. The Bravern 11111 Ne 8th St Ste 5, Bellevue, WA 98004. For more info visit www.seattlenanny.com.

Happiness Seminar

FREE 60 minute Happiness Seminar. Participants will learn powerful breathing techniques, experience a guided meditation, and light yoga - all of which will leave you recharged and refreshed! The experience of meditation can take us beyond the usual mental stress and emotional agitation to a calm centered place. We explore the delicate art of quietening the mind! This session is open for people with any or no experience of meditation or breathing exercises. MSNBC came to visit ... Workshop Contents: Light yoga Relaxing breathing techniques Guided Meditation Take Home practices for daily use Benefits Reported: Reduced Stress & Increased Productivity Increased Joy & Happiness Enhanced Focus & Concentration Improved Relationships. Category: Arts & Entertainment. Classes & Lectures. Sports & Recreation. Audience: Singles. College Students. Dads. Moms. Seniors. Cost: Free. Contact Name: Abhay Murarka. Contact Email: abhay.murarka@artofliving.org. Contact Phone: 206-261-4126. Wednesday, February 4, 2015, 6:00 PM – 7:00 PM. Bellevue Bahai Center. For more info visit www.eventbrite.com.

Little Book Worms

Stories, songs, and snacks for young children. Join us every Wednesday 11:00am - Noon by the fireplace on the second level of Building Two. In partnership with the Seattle Nanny Network Free parking validation (no purchase necessary). Category: Arts & Entertainment. Family. Audience: Kids. Families. Cost: FREE! Contact Name: Jill Covey. Contact Email: jill@seattlenanny.com. Contact Phone: 425.803.9511. Wednesday, February 11, 2015, 11:00 AM – 12:00 PM. The Bravern 11111 Ne 8th St Ste 5, Bellevue, WA 98004. For more info visit www.seattlenanny.com.

Alzheimer's Association Bellevue Day Caregiver Support Group

Caring for someone with memory loss? Need support and information? Alzheimer’s Association caregiver support groups provide a place for caregivers to learn and gain support from others caring for a person with memory loss. Support groups also serve as an opportunity for participants to receive information on care management, available services, and current research and treatment options. A free support group for unpaid care partners, family members and friends of individuals with memory loss is held the 2nd Wednesday of each month from 1:30-3:00pm at St. Andrews Lutheran Church, 2650 148th Ave. SE, Room 1E2, Bellevue, WA 98007. Contact facilitator Ruth Hansing at 206.232.2537 for details. Category: Organizations. Cost: Free. Contact Name: Ruth Hansing. Contact Phone: 206-232-2537. Wednesday, February 11, 2015, 1:30 PM – 3:00 PM. St. Andrews Lutheran Church, 2650 148th Ave. SE, Room 1E2, Bellevue, WA 98007. For more info visit www.alzwa.org.

Happiness Seminar

FREE 60 minute Happiness Seminar. Participants will learn powerful breathing techniques, experience a guided meditation, and light yoga - all of which will leave you recharged and refreshed! The experience of meditation can take us beyond the usual mental stress and emotional agitation to a calm centered place. We explore the delicate art of quietening the mind! This session is open for people with any or no experience of meditation or breathing exercises. MSNBC came to visit ... Workshop Contents: Light yoga Relaxing breathing techniques Guided Meditation Take Home practices for daily use Benefits Reported: Reduced Stress & Increased Productivity Increased Joy & Happiness Enhanced Focus & Concentration Improved Relationships. Category: Arts & Entertainment. Classes & Lectures. Sports & Recreation. Audience: Singles. College Students. Dads. Moms. Seniors. Cost: Free. Contact Name: Abhay Murarka. Contact Email: abhay.murarka@artofliving.org. Contact Phone: 206-261-4126. Wednesday, February 11, 2015, 6:00 PM – 7:00 PM. Bellevue Bahai Center. For more info visit www.eventbrite.com.

Alzheimer's Association Kirkland Caregiver Support Group

Caring for someone with memory loss? Need support and information? Alzheimer’s Association caregiver support groups provide a place for caregivers to learn and gain support from others caring for a person with memory loss. Support groups also serve as an opportunity for participants to receive information on care management, available services, and current research and treatment options. A free support group for unpaid care partners, family members and friends of individuals with memory loss is held the 3rd Tuesday of each month from 1:00 – 2:30pm at Lake Washington United Methodist Church, Multipurpose Room, 7525 132nd Ave. NE, Kirkland, WA 98033. Contact facilitator Darlene Bartron at 425-891-6467 for details. Category: Organizations. Audience: College Students. Dads. Moms. Seniors. Families. Cost: Free. Contact Name: Darlene Bartron. Contact Phone: 425-891-6467. Tuesday, February 17, 2015, 1:00 PM – 2:30 PM. Lake Washington United Methodist Church, Multipurpose Room, 7525 132nd Ave. NE, Kirkland, WA 98033. For more info visit www.alzwa.org.

Eastside Transportation Association meeting

July 16, 2014 ETA MEETING ----- The July ETA meeting will feature Councilmember John Stilin, Chair, Eastside Transportation Partnership (ETP), speaking on: • Suburban transportation needs and priorities. • Sub-area equity. • Steps that could boost the Suburban voice in regional transportation issues. • How does the overwhelming defeat of Prop. 1 by the non-Seattle voters change the influence of ETP and SCATBd in determining transportation decisions at the King County Council? The mission of ETP is to provide an Eastside forum for inter-jurisdictional cooperation to implement coordinated, prioritized transportation plans and programs through leadership, education, and advocacy. See http://www.kingcounty.gov/transportation/kcdot/PlanningAndPolicy/RegionalTransportationPlanning/Transportation%20Boards/Eastside_Transportation_Partnership.aspx for more information about ETP. Category: Organizations. Volunteer. Audience: Singles. College Students. Dads. Moms. Seniors. Cost: Free. Contact Name: Victor H. Bishop. Contact Email: vicbishop@earthlink.net. Contact Phone: 4257461748. Events Newsletter: Yes. Wednesday, February 18, 2015, 8:00 AM – 9:30 AM. Master Builders, 335 116th Ave. SE, Bellevue.

Little Book Worms

Stories, songs, and snacks for young children. Join us every Wednesday 11:00am - Noon by the fireplace on the second level of Building Two. In partnership with the Seattle Nanny Network Free parking validation (no purchase necessary). Category: Arts & Entertainment. Family. Audience: Kids. Families. Cost: FREE! Contact Name: Jill Covey. Contact Email: jill@seattlenanny.com. Contact Phone: 425.803.9511. Wednesday, February 18, 2015, 11:00 AM – 12:00 PM. The Bravern 11111 Ne 8th St Ste 5, Bellevue, WA 98004. For more info visit www.seattlenanny.com.

Happiness Seminar

FREE 60 minute Happiness Seminar. Participants will learn powerful breathing techniques, experience a guided meditation, and light yoga - all of which will leave you recharged and refreshed! The experience of meditation can take us beyond the usual mental stress and emotional agitation to a calm centered place. We explore the delicate art of quietening the mind! This session is open for people with any or no experience of meditation or breathing exercises. MSNBC came to visit ... Workshop Contents: Light yoga Relaxing breathing techniques Guided Meditation Take Home practices for daily use Benefits Reported: Reduced Stress & Increased Productivity Increased Joy & Happiness Enhanced Focus & Concentration Improved Relationships. Category: Arts & Entertainment. Classes & Lectures. Sports & Recreation. Audience: Singles. College Students. Dads. Moms. Seniors. Cost: Free. Contact Name: Abhay Murarka. Contact Email: abhay.murarka@artofliving.org. Contact Phone: 206-261-4126. Wednesday, February 18, 2015, 6:00 PM – 7:00 PM. Bellevue Bahai Center. For more info visit www.eventbrite.com.

Little Book Worms

Stories, songs, and snacks for young children. Join us every Wednesday 11:00am - Noon by the fireplace on the second level of Building Two. In partnership with the Seattle Nanny Network Free parking validation (no purchase necessary). Category: Arts & Entertainment. Family. Audience: Kids. Families. Cost: FREE! Contact Name: Jill Covey. Contact Email: jill@seattlenanny.com. Contact Phone: 425.803.9511. Wednesday, February 25, 2015, 11:00 AM – 12:00 PM. The Bravern 11111 Ne 8th St Ste 5, Bellevue, WA 98004. For more info visit www.seattlenanny.com.

Happiness Seminar

FREE 60 minute Happiness Seminar. Participants will learn powerful breathing techniques, experience a guided meditation, and light yoga - all of which will leave you recharged and refreshed! The experience of meditation can take us beyond the usual mental stress and emotional agitation to a calm centered place. We explore the delicate art of quietening the mind! This session is open for people with any or no experience of meditation or breathing exercises. MSNBC came to visit ... Workshop Contents: Light yoga Relaxing breathing techniques Guided Meditation Take Home practices for daily use Benefits Reported: Reduced Stress & Increased Productivity Increased Joy & Happiness Enhanced Focus & Concentration Improved Relationships. Category: Arts & Entertainment. Classes & Lectures. Sports & Recreation. Audience: Singles. College Students. Dads. Moms. Seniors. Cost: Free. Contact Name: Abhay Murarka. Contact Email: abhay.murarka@artofliving.org. Contact Phone: 206-261-4126. Wednesday, February 25, 2015, 6:00 PM – 7:00 PM. Bellevue Bahai Center. For more info visit www.eventbrite.com.

Little Book Worms

Stories, songs, and snacks for young children. Join us every Wednesday 11:00am - Noon by the fireplace on the second level of Building Two. In partnership with the Seattle Nanny Network Free parking validation (no purchase necessary). Category: Arts & Entertainment. Family. Audience: Kids. Families. Cost: FREE! Contact Name: Jill Covey. Contact Email: jill@seattlenanny.com. Contact Phone: 425.803.9511. Wednesday, March 4, 2015, 11:00 AM – 12:00 PM. The Bravern 11111 Ne 8th St Ste 5, Bellevue, WA 98004. For more info visit www.seattlenanny.com.

Happiness Seminar

FREE 60 minute Happiness Seminar. Participants will learn powerful breathing techniques, experience a guided meditation, and light yoga - all of which will leave you recharged and refreshed! The experience of meditation can take us beyond the usual mental stress and emotional agitation to a calm centered place. We explore the delicate art of quietening the mind! This session is open for people with any or no experience of meditation or breathing exercises. MSNBC came to visit ... Workshop Contents: Light yoga Relaxing breathing techniques Guided Meditation Take Home practices for daily use Benefits Reported: Reduced Stress & Increased Productivity Increased Joy & Happiness Enhanced Focus & Concentration Improved Relationships. Category: Arts & Entertainment. Classes & Lectures. Sports & Recreation. Audience: Singles. College Students. Dads. Moms. Seniors. Cost: Free. Contact Name: Abhay Murarka. Contact Email: abhay.murarka@artofliving.org. Contact Phone: 206-261-4126. Wednesday, March 4, 2015, 6:00 PM – 7:00 PM. Bellevue Bahai Center. For more info visit www.eventbrite.com.

Little Book Worms

Stories, songs, and snacks for young children. Join us every Wednesday 11:00am - Noon by the fireplace on the second level of Building Two. In partnership with the Seattle Nanny Network Free parking validation (no purchase necessary). Category: Arts & Entertainment. Family. Audience: Kids. Families. Cost: FREE! Contact Name: Jill Covey. Contact Email: jill@seattlenanny.com. Contact Phone: 425.803.9511. Wednesday, March 11, 2015, 11:00 AM – 12:00 PM. The Bravern 11111 Ne 8th St Ste 5, Bellevue, WA 98004. For more info visit www.seattlenanny.com.

Alzheimer's Association Bellevue Day Caregiver Support Group

Caring for someone with memory loss? Need support and information? Alzheimer’s Association caregiver support groups provide a place for caregivers to learn and gain support from others caring for a person with memory loss. Support groups also serve as an opportunity for participants to receive information on care management, available services, and current research and treatment options. A free support group for unpaid care partners, family members and friends of individuals with memory loss is held the 2nd Wednesday of each month from 1:30-3:00pm at St. Andrews Lutheran Church, 2650 148th Ave. SE, Room 1E2, Bellevue, WA 98007. Contact facilitator Ruth Hansing at 206.232.2537 for details. Category: Organizations. Cost: Free. Contact Name: Ruth Hansing. Contact Phone: 206-232-2537. Wednesday, March 11, 2015, 1:30 PM – 3:00 PM. St. Andrews Lutheran Church, 2650 148th Ave. SE, Room 1E2, Bellevue, WA 98007. For more info visit www.alzwa.org.

Happiness Seminar

FREE 60 minute Happiness Seminar. Participants will learn powerful breathing techniques, experience a guided meditation, and light yoga - all of which will leave you recharged and refreshed! The experience of meditation can take us beyond the usual mental stress and emotional agitation to a calm centered place. We explore the delicate art of quietening the mind! This session is open for people with any or no experience of meditation or breathing exercises. MSNBC came to visit ... Workshop Contents: Light yoga Relaxing breathing techniques Guided Meditation Take Home practices for daily use Benefits Reported: Reduced Stress & Increased Productivity Increased Joy & Happiness Enhanced Focus & Concentration Improved Relationships. Category: Arts & Entertainment. Classes & Lectures. Sports & Recreation. Audience: Singles. College Students. Dads. Moms. Seniors. Cost: Free. Contact Name: Abhay Murarka. Contact Email: abhay.murarka@artofliving.org. Contact Phone: 206-261-4126. Wednesday, March 11, 2015, 6:00 PM – 7:00 PM. Bellevue Bahai Center. For more info visit www.eventbrite.com.

Growing and Caring for Roses In Puget Sound

Now is the time to plant roses. Selecting the proper varieties is very important with roses, as they are subject to many diseases. Lonnie will help you select the best varieties. The first step is finding the right location for the plant. Selecting resistant varieties is the next step in healthy rose growing. Lonnie will discuss the selecting, planting and care of your rose plants. If you don’t want to go through the fuss of caring for some of the hybrid types of roses, you will also learn about the old fashion ones and the newer shrub varieties which are hardier and need less care. Category: Classes & Lectures. Audience: Teens. Singles. College Students. Dads. Moms. Seniors. Cost: Free. Contact Name: Mary Osborne. Contact Email: rosborne60@aol.com. Contact Phone: 425-485-4942. Saturday, March 14, 2015, 10:30 AM. Master Gardener's Urban Demonstration Garden 15500 SE 16th St. Bellevue, WA 98007. For more info visit www.mgfkc.org.

Alzheimer's Association Kirkland Caregiver Support Group

Caring for someone with memory loss? Need support and information? Alzheimer’s Association caregiver support groups provide a place for caregivers to learn and gain support from others caring for a person with memory loss. Support groups also serve as an opportunity for participants to receive information on care management, available services, and current research and treatment options. A free support group for unpaid care partners, family members and friends of individuals with memory loss is held the 3rd Tuesday of each month from 1:00 – 2:30pm at Lake Washington United Methodist Church, Multipurpose Room, 7525 132nd Ave. NE, Kirkland, WA 98033. Contact facilitator Darlene Bartron at 425-891-6467 for details. Category: Organizations. Audience: College Students. Dads. Moms. Seniors. Families. Cost: Free. Contact Name: Darlene Bartron. Contact Phone: 425-891-6467. Tuesday, March 17, 2015, 1:00 PM – 2:30 PM. Lake Washington United Methodist Church, Multipurpose Room, 7525 132nd Ave. NE, Kirkland, WA 98033. For more info visit www.alzwa.org.

Eastside Transportation Association meeting

July 16, 2014 ETA MEETING ----- The July ETA meeting will feature Councilmember John Stilin, Chair, Eastside Transportation Partnership (ETP), speaking on: • Suburban transportation needs and priorities. • Sub-area equity. • Steps that could boost the Suburban voice in regional transportation issues. • How does the overwhelming defeat of Prop. 1 by the non-Seattle voters change the influence of ETP and SCATBd in determining transportation decisions at the King County Council? The mission of ETP is to provide an Eastside forum for inter-jurisdictional cooperation to implement coordinated, prioritized transportation plans and programs through leadership, education, and advocacy. See http://www.kingcounty.gov/transportation/kcdot/PlanningAndPolicy/RegionalTransportationPlanning/Transportation%20Boards/Eastside_Transportation_Partnership.aspx for more information about ETP. Category: Organizations. Volunteer. Audience: Singles. College Students. Dads. Moms. Seniors. Cost: Free. Contact Name: Victor H. Bishop. Contact Email: vicbishop@earthlink.net. Contact Phone: 4257461748. Events Newsletter: Yes. Wednesday, March 18, 2015, 8:00 AM – 9:30 AM. Master Builders, 335 116th Ave. SE, Bellevue.

Little Book Worms

Stories, songs, and snacks for young children. Join us every Wednesday 11:00am - Noon by the fireplace on the second level of Building Two. In partnership with the Seattle Nanny Network Free parking validation (no purchase necessary). Category: Arts & Entertainment. Family. Audience: Kids. Families. Cost: FREE! Contact Name: Jill Covey. Contact Email: jill@seattlenanny.com. Contact Phone: 425.803.9511. Wednesday, March 18, 2015, 11:00 AM – 12:00 PM. The Bravern 11111 Ne 8th St Ste 5, Bellevue, WA 98004. For more info visit www.seattlenanny.com.

Happiness Seminar

FREE 60 minute Happiness Seminar. Participants will learn powerful breathing techniques, experience a guided meditation, and light yoga - all of which will leave you recharged and refreshed! The experience of meditation can take us beyond the usual mental stress and emotional agitation to a calm centered place. We explore the delicate art of quietening the mind! This session is open for people with any or no experience of meditation or breathing exercises. MSNBC came to visit ... Workshop Contents: Light yoga Relaxing breathing techniques Guided Meditation Take Home practices for daily use Benefits Reported: Reduced Stress & Increased Productivity Increased Joy & Happiness Enhanced Focus & Concentration Improved Relationships. Category: Arts & Entertainment. Classes & Lectures. Sports & Recreation. Audience: Singles. College Students. Dads. Moms. Seniors. Cost: Free. Contact Name: Abhay Murarka. Contact Email: abhay.murarka@artofliving.org. Contact Phone: 206-261-4126. Wednesday, March 18, 2015, 6:00 PM – 7:00 PM. Bellevue Bahai Center. For more info visit www.eventbrite.com.