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Special Events

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.

Woodinville Montessori School Open House: 10-11:30 a.m. Dec. 13; 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

A Canine Christmas Adoption Event: Noon-3 p.m. Dec. 14. Come meet adoptable dogs and puppies from nine shelters and rescues. All are spayed/neutered, temperament-tested and up-to-date on shots. Academy of Canine Behavior, 4705 240th S.E., Bothell.

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.


ReAct Theatre Holiday Story Time: Noon Dec. 13. Repertory Actors Theatre will perform “How the Grinch Stole Christmas,” “The Polar Express” and more. Cost: Free. University Book Store, 15311 Main St., Mill Creek. 425-385-3530.

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

Brad Craft reads Capote’s “A Christmas Memory”: 7 p.m. Dec. 18. Come enjoy a holiday tradition at the bookstore, as book buyer Craft reads Truman Capote’s holiday story. Free. University Book Store, 15311 Main St., Mill Creek. 206-634-3400.


English as a Second Language Classes: 5:30-8:30 p.m. Dec. 10. New student orientation meeting. Cost: Free. Registration required. Cascadia Community College, 18345 Campus Way N.E., Bothell. 425-352-8158.

Canine Adoption Workshop: 11 a.m.-1 p.m. Dec. 13. Trainer Robin Grannell to discuss options for acquiring a dog, how to select the right dog for your family, and how to successfully integrate the dog into your household. Attendees gain early entrance to adoption event Dec. 14 in Bothell. Cost: $20; registration required. Canine Behavior Center, 7551 205th Ave. N.E., Redmond. 206-465-4116, or

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.

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. 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

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.


“A Festival of Carols”: 7 p.m. Dec. 14. Concert features choral singing, soloists and instrumentalists, along with seasonal readings and banners. Presented by choirs from Northlake Lutheran Church and Epiphany Lutheran Church. Reception takes place afterward. Northlake Lutheran Church, 6620 N.E. 185th St., Kenmore. 425-486-6977 or 425-488-9606.

Christmas Sing-along: 3-4:30 p.m. Dec. 14. All are welcome. First Church of Christ, Scientist, 18301 102nd Ave. N.E., Bothell.

Burnett Duo Christmas Concert: 7 p.m. Dec. 14. Scott and Hilary Burnett to perform. Cost: Free. Washington Cathedral, 12300 Woodinville-Redmond Road N.E., Redmond. 425.869.5433 or

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.


Aegis and Seniors Baby Clothing and Food Drive: 7 a.m.-6 p.m. Dec. 11. Bring donations of baby clothes, shoes, coats, mittens and other baby items for Eastside Baby Corner. Cash donations also welcome to help purchase diapers and formula. Aegis of Bothell, 10605 N.E. 185th St., Bothell.

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

Stroke and Vascular Disease Screening: Dec. 19. Cost: $45 per screening; $139 for package of four. Advance registration required. Cedar Park Church, 16300 112 Ave. N.E., Bothell. 800-324-1851.

Relax and Rejuvenate: Your Path to Balance offers sessions to help reduce everyday stress and access inner strength. 206-778-6685 or