Bothell Reporter A&E Calendar | Nov. 26

Calendar Submissions The free community calendar is published Wednesdays on a space-available basis, and includes free and nonprofit local events and groups. Submit items at least a week in advance of publication dates to

Calendar Submissions

The free community calendar is published Wednesdays on a space-available basis, and includes free and nonprofit local events and groups. Submit items at least a week in advance of publication dates to

Special Events

American Legion Bothell Auxiliary’s annual Craft Fair and Bazaar: 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Nov. 29. Bothell American Legion Post 127, 19213 Bothell Way N.E. 425-483-5599. For booth space: 425-788-4381.

Arrowhead Elementary Book Fair: 8:30 a.m.-4:15 p.m. Dec. 1-4; 8 a.m.-1 p.m. Dec. 5. Scholastic book fair features picture books, first readers, chapter books, adult best-sellers, nonfiction, cook books, Christmas books, and stocking stuffers. All new books. Proceeds benefit school library. Arrowhead Elementary School, 6725 N.E. Arrowhead Drive, Kenmore.

Momentums Holiday Bazaar: 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Dec. 6. Features handmade craft items, children’s activities, games, face painting, concessions and more. Santa arrives at noon. Proceeds will go towards Momentums, a nonprofit dedicated to caretakers of children. Admission: Free. American Legion Hall, 19213 Bothell Way N.E., Bothell. 425-359-8211 or

Holiday Remembrance Service: 3 p.m. Dec. 7. Service for families to honor the names of loved ones who have passed away. Names submitted will be read during the service; photographs submitted by noon Nov. 28 will be part of a video slideshow tribute. Evergreen Washelli funeral home, 18224 103rd Ave. N.E., Bothell. 425-486-1281.

YMCA Family Nights: 6:30-8 p.m. Dec. 12 and Jan. 9. Free evening of family fun includes snacks, arts and crafts. Cost: Free. Northshore YMCA, 11811 N.E. 195th St., Bothell. 425-485-9797 or

Christmas Craft Bazaar: 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Dec. 13. Features handmade candles, lotions, glassware, sauces, mustards, jams, jewelry and more. Sonrise Chapel, 11625 Airport Road, Suite D, Everett. 425-355-9129.


City of Kenmore Christmas Tree Lighting Ceremony: 6-7 p.m. Dec. 4. Free event includes music by local choirs, holiday arts and crafts projects, cookies and hot cocoa, and photos with Santa, along with the lighting of the city’s Christmas tree. Kenmore City Hall, 6700 N.E. 181st St. 425-398-8900 or

City of Bothell Winterfest: 5:30-7:30 p.m. Dec. 5. Free downtown event includes children’s hay rides, visits with Santa, and lighting of the holiday tree at 6:30 p.m. Bring camera for pictures with Santa; no professional photographers on site. Park at Bothell Landing, 9919 N.E. 180th St.

Santa’s Arrival and Tree Lighting: 7 p.m. Dec. 6. All are welcome. Santa will fly in; afterward the town crier lights the giant Christmas tree. During the day, visitors can enjoy free cocoa and chestnuts, caroling and more. Country Village Shops, 23732 Bothell-Everett Highway, Bothell. 425-483-2250 or

Annual Lutefisk & Meatball Dinner: Noon-6 p.m. Dec. 6. Presented by Bothell Sons of Norway. Cost: $5-$19; free for ages 5 and younger. Canyon Park, 23905 Bothell-Everett Highway, Bothell. 206-633-4113 or

Bothell Historical Museum’s annual Christmas Tea: 1-4 p.m. Dec. 7. Museum will be decked out its holiday best, offering homemade Christmas cookies and beverages for visitors. Cost: Free. Hannan House in the Park at Bothell Landing, 9919 N.E. 180th St. 425-488-8408.

Cookies with Mrs. Claus: Noon-3 p.m. Dec. 13-14. Children can meet Mrs. Claus and sample one of her fresh-baked cookies. Country Village, 23732 Bothell-Everett Highway, Bothell. 425-483-2250 or


“Naturopathic Medicine in the Context of Global Warming”: Noon-1:30 p.m. Dec. 2. Free seminar by Dr. Hans Baer. Bastyr University Auditorium, 14500 Juanita Drive N.E., Kenmore.


Woodin Valley Baptist Church 23rd Anniversary Celebration: 10 a.m. (Sunday school) and 11 a.m. (morning service) Dec. 7. Come see what the Lord has done for and through the church these past years. Church will give a gift to each attendee at the service. 5400 228th St. S.E., Bothell. 425-481-1075.


Sleep Country Toy Drive: Through Dec. 14. Donors can bring unwrapped new toys, books, movies and games for foster children to any Sleep Country USA store. Call or see Web site for locations. 888-887-5337 or

Holiday Pet Food Drive for Pasados Safehaven and Food Drive for Hopelink: Through Dec. 19. Donations of unused cat/dog food, and non-perishable human food accepted during regular business hours. Kenmore Self Storage, 18716 68th Ave. N.E., Kenmore.


“Strong Kids Strong Teens” fitness program: 6:30-8 p.m. Mondays and Wednesdays through Dec. 17. Open to ages 8-11. YMCA Kenmore Clubhouse, 15036 70th Ave. N.E. 425-485-9797 or


Got’cha Referrals: 7:30-8:45 a.m. Wednesdays. Group’s goal is to create strong relationships between members, other professionals and the community, resulting in high-quality referrals and business growth. Crystal Creek Cafe, 22600 Bothell-Everett Highway, Bothell.


Bothell Sons of Norway: 7:30 p.m. the third Thursday of the month. Canyon Park, 23905 Bothell-Everett Highway, Bothell. 206-633-4113 or

Busy Bee Quilters: 12:30-3 p.m. and 7 p.m. the third Thursday of the month. The Bridge 2 Life Church, 2500 Lake Ave., Snohomish. 425-446-9280 or

Chapter HC P.E.O.: 7:30 p.m. the second and fourth Wednesdays of the month. Meets at members’ homes; call for location, details. 425-486-3810, 425-481-5611 or

Diamonds in the Rough Toastmasters Club: 7-8:30 p.m. Thursdays. Chartered member of Toastmasters International. Seattle Times building, 19200 120th Ave. N.E., Bothell. 425-398-8583 or 425-806-8774.

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

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, or

Jobs Daughters International Bethel No. 77 of Bothell: 7 p.m. the second Saturday and fourth Tuesday of the month. 425-743-3264.

LeTip Business Connections: 7-9 a.m. Wednesdays. Bear Creek Country Club, 13737 202nd Ave. N.E., Woodinville. 425-681-8630 or raydove@remax.met.

LFP Garden Club: 9:15 a.m.-noon the second Tuesday of the month. Friends of Third Place Commons, 17171 Bothell Way N.E., Lake Forest Park. 206-366-3302.

LFP For Peace: 10-11 a.m. Saturdays. Open for all for a better world. Friends Meeting Room at Third Place Commons, 17171 Bothell Way N.E., Lake Forest Park. 206-366-3302.

French Conversation: 5:30-7 p.m. Tuesdays. All fluency levels welcome to join native speaker, Madame Genevieve Bodner. Also 5:30 p.m. Thursdays, Spanish conversation. Friends Meeting Room at Third Place Commons, 17171 Bothell Way N.E., Bothell. 206-366-3302.

Kenmore Community Club: 6:30 p.m. the second Wednesday of the month, potluck social and business meeting; 5:30 p.m. the fourth Wednesday of the month, executive board meeting. Call for appointments with the board. 7304 N.E. 175th St., Kenmore. 425-486-1555.

Kiwanis Club of Northshore: 7 a.m. Wednesdays. Alexa’s Cafe, 10115 Main St., Bothell. 425-488-2818.

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

Northshore Rotary Club: Noon Thursdays. Inglewood Golf Club, 6505 Inglewood Road N.E., Kenmore. 425-939-8124 or

Northshore Theatre Guild: 11:30 a.m. the first Wednesday of the month. Mills Music Rehearsal Room, 10120 Main St., Bothell. 425-486-1320.

Teaching Parents Association: 7-9 p.m. the first Tuesday of the month. Cost: Free. Homeschool support group provides resources and networking opportunities for parents. Evergreen Room at Woodinville Community Center, 17401 133rd Ave. N.E., Woodinville. 206-654-5658, or

Third Place Gamers: 1-4 p.m. the first, second and fourth Sundays of the month. Group plays a variety of board, card and party games. The Commons, 17171 Bothell Way N.E., Lake Forest Park.

Toastmasters’ Northshore Chamber Connections: 11:45 a.m.-1 p.m. Tuesdays. All are welcome. Community Room of the Bothell Police Station, 18410 101st Ave. N.E.

White Dove Women’s Networking Group: The second Thursday of each month in Bothell. Call for details, location. 425-481-1430 or

Boy Scouts Troop 535: 7 p.m. Tuesdays. Open to boys 11 or older. The last Tuesday of the month is the leader council planning night. Sons of Norway Lodge, 23905 Bothell-Everett Highway, Bothell.

Seattle Pen Club: 11 a.m. the third Saturday of the month. Lake Forest Park Towne Center, 17171 Bothell Way N.E., Lake Forest Park.


Greater Mill Creek Senior Center, WSU Extension Building at McCollum Park, 600 128th St. S.E., Everett. 425-357-6002. Free senior activities include:

• Caregivers’ Support Group: 10-11:30 a.m. the first and third Fridays of the month.

• Making the Best of the Holidays Pie & Coffee: 1-2:30 p.m. Nov. 20.

• Aging Well Support Group: 11 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Tuesdays, Dec. 2, 9, 16; thereafter it runs the first and third Tuesdays of the month.

• Early Stage Memory Loss Support Group: 1-2 p.m. Tuesdays.

• Individual caregiver and EnhanceWellness counseling: By appointment. Call 425-286-1045 or 206-268-6740.

Northshore Senior Center, 10201 E. Riverside Drive, Bothell. 425-487-2441 or Senior activities include:

• Drawing and colored pencil classes: 11 a.m.-2:30 p.m. Thursdays. Cost: $5 per class for members; $10 for non-members.

• Wii Fitness: Seniors can work on fitness and falls prevention with center’s Nintendo Wii.

• Meals on Wheels: Senior Services’ Meals on Wheels program offers home-delivered meals to homebound seniors. Call for details: 425-486-4564.


Alzheimer’s Association: 10-11:30 a.m. the second and fourth Mondays of the month. Free information and support group for caregivers, friends and family members of individuals with dementia. Northshore Senior Center, 10201 E. Riverside Drive, Suite 203, Bothell. 425-486-4564 or

Breast cancer patient support: 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, or

Clothing Exchange: 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Mondays-Thursdays. Exchange children’s clothes with other parents and caregivers. All are welcome. Also open during scheduled evening activities. Northshore Family Center, 18315 Bothell Way N.E., Bothell. 425-489-6343.

Debtors Anonymous: Noon-1 p.m. Wednesdays. St. Francis Episcopal Church, 13716 Bothell-Everett Highway, Mill Creek. 206-852-6792.

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

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. For locations of a distribution centers or to find out how to help, call 206-329-0300 or visit

Gamblers Anonymous Meetings: 7:30 p.m. Thursdays. Bethany Bible Church, 6214 N.E. Bothell Way, Bothell. 206-361-8413.

Grief Recovery Groups: 1:30-3:30 p.m. Mondays; 7-9 p.m. Tuesdays. Groups offered as part of proven program to help with recovery from any type of loss. Cost: $155 includes 12 sessions, space and materials. 10031 Main St., Bothell. 425-772-6630 or

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.

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, healthcare access and prescription access. Group is also accepting volunteers. 800-562-6900 or

TOPS (Take Off Pounds Sensibly) Chapter WA115: 8:45 a.m. Thursdays. Emmanuel Presbyterian Church, 19540 104th Ave. S.E., Bothell. 425-483-3385.

TOPS (Take Off Pounds Sensibly) Chapter 1090: 6:45-8 p.m. Mondays. Community of Christ Church, 20012 Filbert Drive, Bothell.


Bothell Press Packet Group: Bothell City Clerk Division is seeking volunteers to pore through local newspapers to find Bothell-related articles. Articles are compiled into a press packet for the City Council. Volunteers meet at 9 a.m. Thursdays. Bothell City Hall, 18305 101st Ave. N.E. 425-486-3256 or

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

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

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.

Hopelink: Volunteers are needed to help with education, maintain plants around buildings, assist at food bank, and provide childcare. Holiday assistance also needed. Training provided. Hopelink’s Northshore Center, 18220 96th Ave. N.E., Bothell. 425-869-6000 or

Kenmore Senior Center: The center is looking for receptionists, teachers and coordinators for games, crafts and groups. 425-489-0707.

Meals on Wheels: Meal-delivery program has openings for volunteer drivers and co-coordinators at sites throughout King County. Time commitment for drivers averages three hours once a week, with 35-cent reimbursement per mile. Coordinators may work one or two days a week, four to six hours total. 206-448-5767 or

Northshore Health and Wellness Center Computer Learning Center: Volunteers are needed to teach the basics of software for adults with vision, hearing, hand-control or keyboard problems. 10212 E. Riverside Dr., Bothell. 425-487-2441.

Northshore Senior Center: Volunteer gardeners are needed to help weed, prune and tidy the grounds at the center for four to six hours per week during one to two months during spring. 10201 E. Riverside Dr., Bothell. 425-486-4564.

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, or

Tutors: The Northshore Family Center is looking for volunteers to work as tutors for the after-school tutoring program. Tutors help elementary- and middle-school students with homework, enrichment activities and arts and crafts. The program currently runs 3-6 p.m. Mondays and Wednesdays. Greenbrier Community Center, 18746 144th Ave. N.E., Woodinville. 425-489-6343.

United Way tax preparation: Volunteers are needed Jan. 13-April 15 to prepare tax returns for low- to middle-income families throughout King County as part of United Way’s Free Tax Preparation Campaign. 206-461-5048 or