Bothell Reporter Events Calendar | Dec. 31

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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


YMCA Family Night: 6:30-8 p.m. Jan. 9 and Feb. 13. Free evening of family fun includes snacks, arts and crafts. Cost: Free. Northshore YMCA, 11811 N.E. 195th St., Bothell. 425-485-9797 or

Sixth annual Nursing Career Advancement Day Fair: 11 a.m.-1 p.m. Jan. 20. Representatives from more than 20 Washington state health care employers and educational institutions will be available to discuss nursing career and educational opportunities. Cost: Free. University of Washington Bothell, 18115 Campus Way N.E. 425-352-5320 or

Woodinville Montessori School Open House: 7-8:30 p.m. Jan. 21. Come tour the campus, meet the staff and learn about the Montessori Method of education. For families with students in elementary and junior high school. North Creek Campus, 19102 North Creek Parkway, Suite 100, Bothell. 425-482-3184, ext. 322, or

Pancake breakfast: 8-11 a.m. the fourth Saturday of the month, except July, August and December. Includes ham, eggs, juice and coffee, and all the pancakes you can eat. Offered by Bothell Odd Fellows and Cloverleaf Rebekah Lodge. Cost: $5 for adults; $1.50 for children 5 and younger. 10116 N.E. 185th St., Bothell.


Adult Basic Education and GED Preparation Classes: 8:45-10:50 a.m. or 5:45-7:50 p.m. Jan. 5. Orientation meetings for new students. Cost. Free. Locations: morning, Room CC1-020; evening, Room CC1-210 at Cascadia Community College, 18345 Campus Way N.E., Bothell. 425-352-8158.

Independent Retailers Workshop: 6 p.m. Jan. 12. Learn about 20 common ingredients that make a desirable visitor destination. Presented by City of Bothell Economic Development Division. Registration requested. Bothell Municipal Court Building, 10116 N.E. 183rd St., Bothell. 425-485-4353 or

School District Brown Bag Briefings: Noon Jan. 15, March 18 and May 20. Free forums provide updates about how the Northshore School District’s schools are doing, and offer in-depth look at one current initiative. All are welcome. Bring sack lunch. Board Room at the Administrative Center, 3330 Monte Villa Parkway, Bothell.

Babysitter Certification: 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Jan. 17. Six-hour course open to ages 11-16 to learn essential safety information and valuable babysitting tips. Cost: $40. Northshore YMCA, 11811 N.E. 195th St., Bothell. 425-485-9797 or

Money Strong Families: 10 a.m.-1 p.m. Jan. 17 and Feb. 7. Interactive workshop offers children 7-11 and their parents an introduction to financial literacy. Cost: Free. Northshore YMCA, 11811 N.E. 195th St., Bothell. 425-485-9797 or

“Reforming Health in a Post-Election America”: 5:45-8 p.m. Jan. 28; 6-8 p.m. Feb. 25. Panel discussions with question-and-answer time to follow. Cost: Free. Bastyr University Auditorium, 14500 Juanita Drive N.E., Kenmore. 425-602-3103 or

“Kitchen Medicine for Children”: 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Jan. 31. Continuing education course looks at how to use kitchen ingredients to treat cold, flu and other common ailments. Cost: $59. Bastyr University, 14500 Juanita Drive N.E., Kenmore. 425-602-3075 or

Ongoing classes:

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

Norwegian Crafts: 4-6 p.m. the third Thursday of the month. Classes offered by Bothell Sons of Norway. 23905 Bothell-Everett Highway, Bothell. 425-778-1665, 425-338-0550 or

Computer Lab: 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Mondays-Thursdays. All computers have Microsoft software and access to the Internet. Northshore Family Center, 18315 Bothell Way N.E. 425-489-6343.


Northshore Healing Rooms Prayer Time: 7-9:30 p.m. Mondays; 1-3 p.m. the first and third Saturdays of the month. The Healing Room provides a place to receive prayer for physical, spiritual and emotional needs. It is affiliated with the International Association of Healing Rooms. No appointments necessary. Rosehill Chiropractic Center, 13021 N.E. 85th St., Kirkland. 206-718-9690.


Sleep Country USA Foster Kids Pajama Drive: Jan. 5-Feb. 15. Bring new pajamas for foster children to any Sleep Country USA store. See Web site for store locations. 888-887-5337 or

Pasado’s Safe Haven: Animal rescue needs donations of dog houses, washable blankets, dog and cat food, beds, and toys to help animals in need this winter. Monetary donations and gift cards (Wal-Mart, Costco, Petsmart) also welcome. Drop-off bins available at all Snohomish County Safeway stores.

TUBFRIM stamp drive: The Bothell Sons of Norway are collecting canceled stamps for TUBFRIM, an organization that sells the stamps to raise money for disabled children in Norway. Old and new canceled stamps of all kinds are welcome; leave a half-inch margin around stamp when cutting out. To donate, drop stamps off at the lodge, 23905 Bothell-Everett Highway, or send stamps to: Bothell Sons of Norway, PO Box 492, Bothell, WA 98041. 425-741-1650.


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

• Teen Advisory Board—Best Books 2008: 3:30 p.m. Jan. 8. For seventh-12th grades. Discuss the nominees for Best Books for Young Adults.

• Tales and Tea: 2 p.m. Jan. 14 and 28. Come for a short story and a cup of tea.

• SCORE Counseling: 1 p.m. Jan. 14. Free counseling for small business owners. Registration required.

• Teen Writing Workshop: 3:30 p.m. Jan. 15.

• Game On!: 3:30 p.m. Jan. 22 and 29. Teens can play “Dance Dance Revolution,” “Guitar Hero 2” and Nintendo Wii video games.

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

• Talk Time: 10 a.m. most Mondays and Saturdays. 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:

• Daytime Book Discussion Group: 1 p.m. Jan. 5. Topic: “The Sunday Philosophy Club” by Alexander McCall Smith.

• Evening Book Discussion Group: 7 p.m. Jan. 26. Topic: “The Third Angel” by Alice Hoffman.

• Read Three, Get One Free: Teens, ages 12-18, can read three books, write three short reviews and get a free new paperback book.

• Study Zone: 6 p.m. Mondays and Wednesdays during school session. Students in grades kindergarten-12th can drop in for free homework help.


Greater Bothell Chamber of Commerce:

• “State of the City” luncheon: 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m. Jan. 14. Speaker: Bothell City Manager Bob Stowe. Cost: $25. Courtyard Hall, 720 238th St. S.W., Suite H, Bothell.

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.