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Events

Kirkland Heritage Society Blackberry Sundae Social/Heritage Park ceremony: 6:30 p.m. Aug. 27. Ceremony in Centennial Garden to celebrate recent capital improvements to Heritage Park, 111 Waverly Way. Social to follow, 7 p.m., at Heritage Hall, 203 Market St., Kirkland. 425-827-3446 or 425-587-3300.

Inglemoor Co-op Preschool Open House: 10 a.m.-noon Aug. 28. Free open house for families of children ages 1-5. Come enjoy fun activities, meet staff members and find out more about the school. Carl Sandberg Elementary School, 12801 84th Ave. N.E., Kirkland. www.InglemoorCooperativePreschool.org.

“Have a HeART, Share the Harvest” Fundraiser: Through Aug. 31. Donors can bring nonperishable food items for Northwest Harvest during gallery hours. Parklane Gallery, 130 Park Lane, Kirkland. 425-827-1462.

Kirkland Wednesday Farmers Market: 2-7 p.m. Wednesdays through Oct. 15. Park Lane East, between Third and Main streets.

Friday Night Market at Juanita Beach: 3-7 p.m. Fridays through Oct. 10. Juanita Beach, 9703 N.E. Juanita Drive, Kirkland.

Classes

Home Depot kids workshops: 8-9 a.m. Saturdays. Open to ages 6-12. Cost: Free. Home Depot, 18333 120th Ave. N.E., Bothell. 425-806-9300.

LWTC Worker Retraining Program Info Sessions: 2-3 p.m. Tuesdays. Learn about Lake Washington Technical College’s free program, open to unemployed and formerly self-employed workers, as well as to homemakers who recently lost their primary source of income. Cost: Free. Lake Washington Technical College, 11605 132nd Ave. N.E., Kirkland. 425-739-8100, ext. 562, or www.lwtc.edu/workerretraining.

Redmond Toddler Group: Parent-child program with art, music, play and parent education has openings in pre-toddler, toddler and family classes. Lake Washington Technical College Marymoor branch, 6505 176th Ave. N.E., Redmond. 425-869-5605 or www.redmondtoddler.org.

Community meetings

Central Houghton and Lakeview Neighborhoods “Hought Down”: 11 a.m.-1 p.m. Sept. 1. Terrace Park, 10333 N.E. 67th St., Kirkland.

Highlands Neighborhoods Picnic: Noon-4 p.m. Sept. 7. Highlands Park, 11210 N.E. 102nd St., Kirkland.

Faith/Values

Meditation music evening: 7:30 p.m. the fourth Wednesday of the month. Features spiritually inspiring music a la Taizé for meditation. Bellevue First United Methodist Church, 1934 108th Ave. N.E. 425-454-2059.

Health

Blood drives in Kirkland: 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Aug. 29 at Evergreen Hospital Medical Center, 12040 N.E. 128th St.; 1-4 p.m. Sept. 3 at Carillon Point, 5000 Carillon Point; 9-11:30 a.m. Sept. 3 at Kirkland City Hall, 123 Fifth Ave. For Puget Sound Blood Center. 800-398-7888 or www.psbc.org.

Kirkland Steppers: 10 a.m. Tuesdays, Sept. 2-30. Summer walk program for seniors 50 and older. Cost: Free. Meet at Peter Kirk Community Center, 352 Kirkland Ave. 425-587-3360 or www.kirklandparks.net.

Libraries/Books

Kirkland Library, 308 Kirkland Ave., Kirkland. 425-822-2459. Events include:

• Read Three, Get One Free Summer Edition: Through August. Teens can read three books, write three reviews and earn a free book, plus enter monthly prize drawings and a grand prize drawing.

• Talk Time: 5 p.m. Wednesdays.

• ESL class: 3 p.m. Mondays and Fridays. Learn English grammar, reading, writing and conversation skills.

• Story times: Library offers toddler, preschool, infant, Japanese and family story times. Call for details.

Kingsgate Library, 12315 N.E. 143rd St., Kirkland. 425-821-7686. Events include:

• Study Zone: 6 p.m. Aug. 28. Children in kindergarten-12th grade can drop in for free homework help from volunteer tutors.

• “Catch the Reading Bug” 2008 Summer Reading Program: Through Aug. 31. Pick up booklets at the library.

• Read Three, Get One Free Summer Edition: Through August. Teens can read three books, write three reviews and earn a free book, plus enter monthly prize drawings and a grand prize drawing.

• Citizenship preparation class: 7:30 p.m. Mondays.

• Computer classes: Library offers various computer classes. Call for details, registration.

• Multi-level ESL classes: Noon Tuesdays and Thursdays.

• Story times: Library offers toddler, preschool, infant and family story times. Call for details.

• Talk Time: 7 p.m. Thursdays. Improve your speaking and listening skills in this English conversation group.

ParkPlace Books, 348 Parkplace Center, Kirkland. 425-828-6546. Activities include:

• Hatch a Reader: 10 a.m. Aug. 29. Story time for children and parents.

Networking

Kirkland Business Association: 8 a.m. Fridays. Networking breakfast. George’s Place, 108 Kirkland Ave., Kirkland.

Lakeside Business Builders chapter of BNI: 11 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Tuesdays. Visitors are welcome. Hector’s Restaurant, 112 Lake St. S., Kirkland. 425-646-8800.

Organizations

45th Legislative District Democrats: 7 p.m. the first Wednesday of the month. Old Redmond Schoolhouse Community Center, 16600 N.E. 80th St., Redmond.

Bellevue Sons of Italy: 6:30 p.m. the third Wednesday of the month. Holy Family Catholic Church social hall, 7300 120th Ave. N.E., Kirkland.

David Douglas Chapter DAR: 7 p.m. the third Thursday of the month, general meetings. Ridgewood Village Cabana, 12505 N.E. ll7th Place, Kirkland. 425-820-1720.

Eastside Community Network: 11:30 a.m.- 1:30 p.m. the first Friday of the month. 16510 NE 79th St., Redmond. 425-869-0238.

Eastside Genealogical Society: 7 p.m. the second Thursday of the month. All are welcome to attend and learn how to search for family. Also: 7-9 p.m. Tuesdays and 1-3 p.m. Wednesdays, genealogy help offered. Bellevue Regional Library, 1111 110th Ave. N.E., Bellevue. 425-747-6926 or www.rootsweb.com/~wakcegs/.

Eastside Quilters: 10 a.m. and 7 p.m. the third Thursday of the month. St. Andrew’s Lutheran Church, 2650 148th Ave. S.E., Bellevue. 425-643-9742 or www.eastsidequilters.com.

Eastside Toastmasters Club: 6:30-8:30 p.m. Thursdays. Everyone interested in developing public-speaking skills is welcome. Eastside Group Health Hospital, 2700 152nd Ave. N.E. www.eastsidetoastmasters.org.

Eastside Welcome Club: 10 a.m. the first Wednesday of the month. Open to newcomers to the area who want to meet new people and join in different interest or social groups. Club meets in members’ homes. Also meets on various days for other activities and outings. 425-898-0206.

GFWC Kirkland Women’s Club: The first Thursday of the month. Luncheon meeting. KWC Clubhouse, 401 First St., Kirkland. 425-576-8909.

Haiku Northwest: 7-9 p.m. the first Thursday of the month. Haiku sharing and discussion group. All are welcome. Contact coordinator via Web site to confirm location. Often (not always) at Bellevue Regional Library, 1111 110th Ave. N.E., Bellevue. 206-240-0871 or http://hometown.aol.com/WelchM/Haiku-Northwest.html.

Homeschooling Support—Teaching Parents Association: 7-9 p.m. the first Tuesday of the month. From unschoolers to curriculum-based home education, group has something for everyone. Cost: Free. Evergreen Room at Woodinville Community Center, 17401 133rd Ave. N.E., Woodinville. 206-654-5658, info@washtpa.org or www.washtpa.org.

MOMS Club of Kirkland: 10 a.m. the first Thursday of the month. Support group for at-home moms offers activities, outings, and playdates for moms and kids. Kingsgate Library, 12315 N.E. 143rd St., Kirkland. kirklandmoms@yahoo.com.

Newcomers and New Friends of Greater Seattle: The second Wednesday of the month. Lunch meetings held at various locations throughout the Puget Sound. Call for details. 425-778-8608 or www.seattlenewcomers.com.

Northshore Performing Arts Center Guild: 6 p.m. the second Tuesday of the month. 10120 Main St., Bothell. www.npacf.org.

Newcomers and New Friends Club: 10:30 a.m. the fourth Thursday of the month. “Come for Coffee” informal gathering of new and longtime friends. Poppinjay’s Cafe, 2240 Carillon Point, Kirkland. 425-828-3048 or 425-827-9103.

Office Support Services Association: 6-8:30 p.m. the second Wednesday of the month. Guests are welcome. For location and membership details, see Web site. www.ossa-wa.org or membership@ossa-wa.org.

Sammamish Kiwanis Club: 7 a.m. Wednesdays. Breakfast is provided and all are welcome. Sammamish Hills Lutheran Church, 22818 S.E. Eighth St. 425-922-3861.

Sno-King LeTip: 7-8:30 a.m. Wednesdays. Networking group dedicated to developing business through referrals. Willows Run Golf Course, 10442 Willows Road, Redmond. www.snokingletip.com.

Soroptimist International of Bellevue Metropolitan: 6 p.m. the second Wednesday of the month at 16701 N.E. 79th St., Redmond. Also: Noon the forth Wednesday of the month at Bellevue Regional Library, 1111 110th Ave. N.E., Bellevue. 425 830-6538.

Writing Group: 10:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Tuesdays. Meet with other writers to discuss your work and sip tea. Tiger Mountain Tea Company, Gilman Village, 317 N.W. Gilman Blvd., Suite 47, Issaquah. 425-941-2559.

Yarn Yoga Knit and Crochet Club: 6-9 p.m. the first and third Fridays of the month. Join the group to work on current or new projects with people who have similar interests. No registration or fees. Redmond Ben Franklin Crafts & Frame Shop, 15756 Redmond Way.

Outdoors

Birdwatching field trips: Trips include: 6:30-8 p.m. Sept. 6, Vaux’s Swifts in Monroe. Call for cost, details. Trips led by East Lake Washington Audubon Society. 425-576-8805 or www.elwas.org.

Juanita Bay Wildlife Tour: 1 p.m. Sept. 7. Join volunteer park rangers for free interpretive tour. Bring binoculars. Juanita Bay Park, 2201 Market St., Kirkland. 425-587-3312 or www.ci.kirkland.wa.us.

Green Kirkland Partnership work day: 9 a.m.-noon Sept. 12. Come help restore our urban forest. Bring work clothes and gloves, rain gear, water bottle, and shovels and/or pruning clippers if available. Tools and snacks provided. Watershed Park, 4530 112th Ave. N.E., Kirkland. Also Oct. 11 at Kiwanis Park, 1405 10th St. W., Kirkland. 425-587-3305 or www.greenkirkland.org.

Library Board: 5 p.m. the second Wednesday of the month. Kirkland Library, 308 Kirkland Ave.

Lodging Tax Advisory Committee: Meets monthly or as needed. 425-587-3010.

Park Board: 7 p.m. the second Wednesday of the month. Kirkland City Hall. 425-587-3310.

Parking Advisory Board: 7:30-9:30 a.m. the first Thursday of the month. Kirkland City Hall Rosehill Room. 425-587-3871.

Planning Commission: 7 p.m. the second and fourth Thursdays of the month. Kirkland City Hall. 425-587-3227.

Senior Council: 5:30 p.m. the second Tuesday of the month. Peter Kirk Community Center, 352 Kirkland Ave. 425-587-3361.

Transportation Commission: 6 p.m. the fourth Wednesday of the month. Kirkland City Hall. 425-587-3865.

Youth Council: 6:45-8:30 p.m. the second and fourth Mondays of the month. Kirkland City Hall.

Houghton Community Council: 7 p.m. the fourth Monday of the month. Kirkland City Hall. 425-587-3228.

Reunions

Lake Washington High School Class of 1978 30-year Reunion: Weekend of Sept. 27. See Web site for details, tickets. www.kangs78.com.

Veterans

Military reunions: October, 2008, reunion for the former crew of the USS Yancey (AKA-93) in Seattle. For details, contact George Clifton, 708-425-8531 or clifs@ameritech.net. June 24, 2009, reunion for former crewmen from the USS England (DLG/CG-22) in Seattle. For details contact Dennis O’Brien, 714-961-6840 or dennis@ussengland.net. Veterans can find information about upcoming reunions across the country through Military Locator and Reunion Service. Call 828-256-6008 or visit www.mlrsinc.com.

Support

Angel Care Breast Cancer Foundation: Trained survivors offer free emotional support to the newly-diagnosed, enhancing emotional recovery while going through treatments. Will attend consultations, chemotherapy and radiation appointments and have volunteers in your community. 206-417-3484, 877-417-3484 (toll-free), www.angelcarefoundation.org or angelcare@angelcarefoundation.org.

Co-Dependent Anonymous: 7:30 p.m. Tuesdays. A 12-step support group. Kirkland Congregational Church, 106th Fifth Ave. 425-761-9441.

Eastside Compassionate Friends: 7:30 p.m. the second Thursday of each month. Group welcomes families who have experienced the death of a child of any age. Group has no religious affiliation. Holy Spirit Lutheran Church, 10021 N.E. 124th St., Kirkland. 425-325-0357.

Eastside PFLAG: 7 p.m. the third Thursday of the month. Parents, Family and Friends of Lesbians and Gays meetings are confidential. Group is not associated with any religious organizations. First United Methodist Church, 1934 108th Ave. N.E., Bellevue. 206-325-7724 or www.bellevue-pflag.org.

Eastside Stroke Support Group: 1-2:30 p.m. the first three Mondays of the month. St. Andrew’s Lutheran Church, 2650 148th Ave. S.E., Bellevue. 425-746-8396.

Eastside Stuttering Support Group: 7-9 p.m. the third Wednesday of the month. Evergreen Physician and Surgical Center, Room TAN 134, 12333 N.E. 130th Lane, Kirkland. 425-260-2135 or www.everhear.com.

Emergency Feeding Program of Seattle and King County: The program offers 14 varieties of healthy, nutritionally balanced food packs to families and individuals with an immediate need for food. 206-329-0300 or www.emergencyfeeding.org.

Gamblers Anonymous Meetings: 6:30 p.m. Sundays and 7:30 p.m. Tuesdays at Room H at St. Madeleine Sophie Catholic Church, 4400 130th Place S.E., Factoria. Also 7:30 p.m. Tuesdays and Fridays at the building north of the Washington Cathedral, 12300 Woodinville-Redmond Road N.E., Redmond. Childcare is available at the Washington Cathedral location. 206-361-8413.

Handling Teenagers: 7-9 p.m. Tuesdays. Changes is a free support group for parents troubled by rebellious teen behavior. Old Redmond Schoolhouse Community Center, 16600 N.E. 80th St., Redmond. 425-881-6738.

Medical coverage assistance: Public Health Seattle & King County provides free assistance applying for benefits, including free or low-cost medical coverage for qualifying children. Call for details. English: 206-296-3944; Spanish: 206-296-3948 or 206-296-3943; Vietnamese: 206-296-3949.

National Alliance on Mental Illness Eastside Forums: 7-9 p.m. the third Tuesday of the month. Free educational forums. Evergreen Hospital, 12303 N.E. 130th Lane, Suite Tan 100, Kirkland. www.nami-eastside.org.

National Alliance on Mental Illness Eastside Family Support Group: 7-8:30 p.m. the first Tuesday of the month. Free forums. NAMI offers several support groups; call for details. Fairfax Hospital Boardroom, 10200 N.E. 132nd St., Kirkland. 425-761-9050 or sanderson@hartleycounseling.com.

Olive Crest Abused and Neglected Children’s Foundation: The group is looking for dedicated volunteers to join the auxiliary group. Members assist with foster family activities, fundraising activities and welcome baskets for children entering new homes. 425-462-1612, ext. 1314, or www.olivecrest.org.

SHIBA Helpline: Statewide Heath Insurance Benefits Advisors is a network of trained volunteers that assists and advocates for consumer rights and options regarding health insurance, health care access and prescription access. Group is also accepting volunteers. 800-562-6900 or www.insurance.wa.gov.

SHIBA Helpline: Statewide Heath Insurance Benefits Advisors is a network of trained volunteers that assists and advocates for consumer rights and options regarding health insurance, health care access and prescription access. Group is also accepting volunteers. 800-562-6900 or www.insurance.wa.gov.

Spanish Speaking Support Group: 6-7:30 p.m. the third Wednesday of the month. Consejo Counseling, 1412 140th Place N.E., Bellevue. 425-306-3681, 425-885-6264 or e-mail info@nami-eastside.org.

US-TOO! Prostate Cancer Support Group: 7-9 p.m. Tuesdays. Prostate cancer patients, partners and interested parties welcome to attend for information, support and friendship. Lincoln Business Center, 555 116th Ave. N.E., Suite 125, Bellevue. 425-369-2552.

Washington Cathedral: Offers free support and recovery groups that include: New Life Victorious, a Christian 12-step program; Gamblers Anonymous; GriefShare, a grief recovery support group for those who have lost loved ones; the Divorce Recovery program; women’s aerobics; and more. 12300 Woodinville-Redmond Road N.E., Redmond. 425-487-4001, 425-861-4733 or www.wacathedral.org.

Volunteers

American Cancer Society Discovery Shop: Volunteers are needed to help in the Overlake Shop. No special skills are necessary. Duties include pricing, sorting, selling, displaying and promoting the donated merchandise. All funds from the store go to the American Cancer Society. Shop hours: 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Mondays and Wednesdays-Saturdays; 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Tuesdays; noon-4 p.m. Sundays. 14840 N.E. 24th St., Redmond. 425-869-7523.

Angel Care Breast Cancer Foundation: Breast cancer survivors needed to provide support for others battling cancer. Must be one year past the end of treatments and have good interpersonal skills. 206-417-3484, 877-417-3484 (toll-free), www.angelcarefoundation.org or angelcare@angelcarefoundation.org.

Big Brothers-Big Sisters: Volunteers are needed for Big Brothers and Big Sisters during the 2007-2008 school year. Big Brothers and Big Sisters are caring adults who spend time one-on-one with a child who may be struggling with academics, with a difficult home situation or simply with the complexities of growing up in today’s world. Volunteers will spend one hour a week as a school-based mentor at John Muir Elementary in Kirkland, sharing activities with a Little Brother or Sister such as talking, playing board games, playing basketball or reading. 206-763-9060 or www.bbbs.org/pugetsound.

Evergreen Hospice: Volunteers age 18 or older needed to help terminally ill patients and their families throughout King and Snohomish counties. Training provided. 425-899-1040 or www.evergreenhealthcare.org.

Family Law CASA of King County: Children’s needs can get lost in the dispute between separating parents. Do you want to advocate for such a child? Volunteer for Family Law CASA (Court Appointed Special Advocate) of King County. 206-748-9700 or www.familylawcasa.com.

Friend to Friend: Volunteers needed to visit adults in nursing homes, assisted living and retirement homes throughout King and Snohomish counties. Volunteers commit to visit about twice a month for one year. 206-246-5150.

Group Health Eastside Campus: Group is looking for volunteers with an interest in health and wellness to assist with the new Wellness Store and/or Employee Wellness Program. Volunteers must be available four hours a week and must be 14 or older. 12700 152nd Ave. N.E., Redmond. 425-883-5335 or troy.c@ghc.org.

Hopelink: Volunteers needed in Kirkland to deliver donated food to food bank, assist with childcare and education, maintain the planting areas around the center. Training provided. Hopelink’s Kirkland Center, 13013 N.E. 65th St. 425-869-6000 or www.hope-link.org.

LINKS: Lake Washington School District program, Looking Into the Needs of Kids and Schools, seeks volunteers for opportunities including lunch buddy, tutoring, math and reading assistance, library help and translation. 425-885-9158, 425-867-1677 or www.linksvolunteer.org.

Meals on Wheels: This program is seeking a volunteer to coordinate and oversee the program at the Bellevue Senior Center. This position requires approximately three hours on Mondays and two hours on either Thursdays or Fridays per week. Some computer skills are helpful. 206-727-6242.

Puget Sound Blood Center: Assist with blood drives and bone marrow registry drives. Must be available in the day or early evening twice a month and have reliable transportation. 425-462-4381, meganp@psbc.org or www.psbc.org/volunteers.

Salmon Watchers: 7-9 p.m. Sept. 4, 8, 11 and 18, volunteer training workshops in various locations. Volunteers needed during fall to observe and report on salmon in local streams. Training sessions available in Renton, Bellevue, Woodinville and Issaquah. Call for details. 425-587-3858.

Senior Services Transportation Program: Volunteers are needed who are available weekdays to drive local seniors to medical appointments. The seniors served are unable to drive or take the bus. This is a flexible program, where volunteers use their own vehicles and choose where and when they wish to drive. Senior Services offers mileage and parking reimbursement and supplemental liability insurance. 206-448-5740, 800-282-5815 or www.seniorservices.org.

Visiting Nurse Services of the Northwest: September, volunteer orientations. Volunteers needed October-December to help with set-up and paperwork for annual flu immunization program. Opportunities in King and Snohomish counties. Call for details. 425-738-4937.


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