Bothell and Kenmore Special Events Calendar

Events happening in the Bothell and Kenmore areas.

“Yours Truly” Magazine Release Party: 2-6 p.m. June 4. Free event features poetry readings, art displays, film, free buffet and live music, along with free copies of the art and literature magazine. North Creek Events Center, 18345 Campus Way N.E., Bothell. 425-352-8000 or

Bothell Farmers Market: Noon-6 p.m. Fridays, June 6-Sept. 26. Features locally grown fruits and vegetables, cut flowers, nuts, breads, honey and hand-crafted items. Country Village, 23718 Bothell-Everett Highway. 425-483-2250 or

Dads and Daughters Spring Dance: 7-9:30 p.m. June 7. Open to girls in first through sixth grade with dad. Cost: $20-$25 per couple; $8-$10 per additional daughter. Northshore Senior Center, 10201 E. Riverside Drive, Bothell. 425-486-7430.

Mutt Match Adoption Event: Noon-3 p.m. June 8. Dogs from nine different shelters and rescues will be on hand for adoption. All are spayed/neutered and up-to-date on shots. Academy of Canine Behavior, 4705 240th S.E., Bothell. 425-466-4621 or

YMCA Family Night: 6:30-8 p.m. June 13. Features themed activities, crafts, snacks and more. Cost: Free. Northshore YMCA, 11811 N.E. 195th St., Bothell. 425-485-9797 or

Father’s Day Car Show: Noon-3 p.m. June 15. No entry fee for cars. Show includes live music by the Gold Rush Fever Band, train rides, live glass blowing and food. Dads can enter a gift certificate drawing. Cost: Free. Country Village, 3718 Seventh Ave. S.E., Bothell. 425-483-2250 or

“Pets and the People Who Love Them” Pet Adoption/Supply Drive: 1-4 p.m. June 21. Features pet photographs, pet blessing, pet clothing on sale, contests and food. Attendees asked to bring donations for Homeward Pet Adoption Center and Animal Clinic of Bothell. Riverside East Retirement and Assisted Living, 10315 E. Riverside Drive, Bothell. 425-481-1976 or

Jewish Family Service Picnic in the Woods: Noon-4 p.m. July 13. Open to Jewish single-parent families. Features kosher cookout, playground, horseshoe pit and hiking trails, as well as information about Big Pals/Little Pals program. Cost: Free; registration required by July 3. St. Edward State Park, 14445 Juanita Drive N.E., Kenmore. 206-461-3240 or


Canine Adoption Workshop: 11 a.m.-1 p.m. June 7. Learn how to choose the right dog for you family, and how to integrate the dog into the household. Attendees can earn early admission to the Designer Mutt Match adoption event in Bothell. Cost: $20 per family; registration requested. Canine Behavior Center, 7551 205th Ave. N.E., Redmond. 425-466-4621 or

“Money Strong Families”: 10 a.m.-2 p.m. June 7. Interactive workshop for parents and children ages 7-11. Explore the nuts and bolts of spending, saving and sharing. Lunch provided. Cost: Free. Northshore YMCA, 11811 N.E. 195th St., Bothell. 425-485-9797 or

Norwegian Youth Day Camp: 10 a.m.-3:30 p.m. June 7. Features basic language instruction, folk dancing lessons, crafts and cooking classes. Open to ages 8-21. Bring sack lunch. Cost: Free; donations welcome. Advance registration required. Canyon Park, 23905 Bothell-Everett Highway, Bothell. or

“Rising Above Anger and Abuse—A Husband and Wife’s Perspective”: 1:30-3 p.m. June 28. Led by Tim and Kimberly Jones. Bothell Regional Library, 18215 98th Ave. N.E.

Jump Rope Summer Camps: July 14-17, Aug. 4-7 and Aug. 11-14. Camp led by Jesse Bica, a member of the Hot Dog USA world champion jump rope team. Call for details. Westhill Elementary School, 19515 88th Ave. N.E., Bothell. 425-424-8870 or

Northshore YMCA Summer Day Camp: 9 a.m.-4 p.m. weekdays, June 23-Aug. 25. Camp offerings include field trips, canoeing, archery, climbing, swimming, arts and sports. Cost: $175 per week. Camp location: Cottage Lake. Pick-up/drop-off locations offered in Bothell, Kenmore, Woodinville and Bellevue. Call for details. 425-485-9797 or

Spanish classes: July 15, summer camp for children. Call or see Web site for details, cost. 10116 Main St., Suite 103, Bothell. 206-235-3410 or

Bothell Parks & Recreation Department classes: Parks & Rec offers a number of classes, from computer skills to healthy cooking to game design and dance. Call for details, registration. 425-486-7430 or

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.

Indoor playground: 10-11:45 a.m. Wednesdays. Open to infants-age 6 with a parent. Cost: $2 per family. St. Edward State Park, 14500 Juanita Dr. N.E., Kenmore.

Northshore Family Center: The center offers various spring classes, including: English classes, citizenship preparation, marriage workshops and after-school children’s programs. Call for details. 18414 103rd Ave. N.E., Bothell. 425-205-2004.


Witness for Jesus Christian Church Indoor Barbecue: 10 a.m.-3 p.m. June 7. Call for details. 10116 N.E. 185th St., Bothell. 425-806-7429 or 206-795-2598.

Buddhist Meditation classes: 7:30-9 p.m. June 9 and 23. Topic: “Improving Our Service to Others—Six Practices for Daily Life.” Drop-ins welcome. Cost: $-5-$10. University of Washington Bothell, 18115 Campus Way N.E., Room UW2 221. 206-526-9565, or


“Early Memory Loss”: 12:30 p.m. June 9. Learn how to recognize early signs of memory loss, treatment options and more. Cost: Free. Northshore Senior Center, 10201 E. Riverside Drive, Bothell. 206-529-3868 or 800-848-7097, ext. 299.

“Strong Kids Strong Teens”: 6-7:30 p.m. Mondays and Wednesdays. Program for ages 8-11. YMCA Kenmore Clubhouse, 15036 70th Ave. N.E. 425-485-9797, or


Bothell Regional Library, 18215 98th Ave. N.E., Bothell. 425-486-7811. Library events:

• Teen Advisory Board: 3:30 p.m. June 5.

• Writers’ workshops with Frances Dayee: 2 p.m. Fridays, June 6-27. Learn to write for fun or publication. Drop-ins welcome.

• SCORE Counseling: 1 p.m. June 11. Open to small business owners by appointment only.

• Tales and Tea: 2 p.m. June 11.

• Game On!: 3:30 p.m. June 12 and 26. Teens can play video games at the library.

• “Catch the Reading Bug” 2008 Summer Reading Program: Starts June 16. Pick up booklets at library.

• Teen Zone—Writing Workshop: 3:30 p.m. June 19.

• The Tallboys—Old Time String Band: 7 p.m. June 24. All ages welcome.

• ESL class: 6:30 p.m. Mondays and Wednesdays. Assessment and registration required.

• Talk Time: 10 a.m. Mondays; 7 p.m. Thursdays. Free conversations in English for new speakers of the language.

• Story times: Various story times offered for toddlers, preschoolers and foreign language speakers. Call for details.

• Read Three, Get One Free: Teens, ages 12 to 18, can read three books, write three short reviews and get a free new paperback book. Pick up an entry form at the library or online at

Kenmore Library, 18138 73rd Ave. N.E., Kenmore. 425-486-8747. Library events:

• “Catch the Reading Bug” 2008 Summer Reading Program: Starts June 16. Pick up booklets at library.

• Rita Hug and the Juggle Bugs: 7 p.m. June 18. Presented by Linda Severt’s Juggletunes. All ages welcome.

• Evening Book Discussion Group: 7 p.m. June 30. Topic: “My Sister’s Keeper” by Jodi Picoult.

• Read Three, Get One Free: Teens, ages 12-18, can read three books, write three short reviews and get a free new paperback book. Pick up an entry form at the library or online at

• Read to Me!: Caregivers can read 20 minutes for 20 days with children infants-5 years old to earn a free book. Program runs through June. Call for details, registration forms.

• Children’s story times: 10:30 a.m. Wednesdays. Open to ages 2 and older, with adult.