Special Events

Special Events

Light A Fire For Learning Community Luncheon: Noon-1:15 p.m. May 7. Registration: 11:30 a.m. Presented by Northshore Public Education Foundation. Proceeds will benefit school district programs. Lynnwood Convention Center, 3711 196th St. S.W., Lynnwood. 425-408-7680.

Make Dreams Come True Fundraising Breakfast: May 7. Features keynote speaker P.S. Reilly and emcee Grant Goodeve. Proceeds go towards providing scholarships and programs for Cascadia Community College students. Call for details, cost. North Creek Events Center, 18345 Campus Way N.E., Bothell. 425-352-8840 or

“Hearts of Fleece” blanket presentation: 1 p.m. May 8. Evergreen Hospice, 12822 124th Lane N.E., Kirkland.

Pangea Day: 11 a.m.-3 p.m. May 10. Event, broadcast live around the world, features 24 short films to help us look at the world through another’s eyes. Musicians and speakers include Queen Noor of Jordon, Christiane Amanpour, Bob Geldof and Hypernova. Refreshments provided. Cost: Free. Cascadia Community College, 18345 Campus Way N.E., Bothell. 425-352-8215 or

Brightwater habitat restoration site tours: 9 a.m.-1 p.m. May 10. Hourly walking tours available to view new trails, wetland habitat and salmon stream. Registration requested. 22505 State Route 9 S.E., Woodinville. 206-684-6799 or

Mr. Bothell pageant: 7 p.m. May 14. Male pageant features group dance, talent show and cheering. Candidates are judged on each event, and on how much money they raise. All proceeds go to the Make-A-Wish Foundation. Cost: $5 donation. Bothell High School gym, 9130 N.E. 180th St., Bothell.

45th annual Driftwood Sculpture Show: 10 a.m.-5 p.m. May 16-17. Features more than 100 juried driftwood sculptures. Presented by the Northwest Driftwood Artists. Cost: Free. Country Village Courtyard Hall, 23714 Bothell-Everett Highway, Bothell. 425-821-9128 or

Kenmore Elementary Spring Carnival: Noon-4 p.m. May 17. Features a dunk tank, go-karts, hayrides, a bouncer, karaoke, fire truck and more. Cost: $5; free for ages 2 and younger. Kenmore Elementary School, 19121 71st Ave. N.E., Kenmore.

Pet spaying/neutering: 8 a.m. May 30. Sign in: 6:30 a.m. The Spay Station, a mobile spay and neuter clinic, will offer free or low-cost services to pet owners. Microchipping also available. Safeway, 20711 Bothell-Everett Highway, Bothell. 360-793-7729 or

Bastyr University Herb & Food Fair: 10 a.m.-5 p.m. May 31. Features workshops, cooking demonstrations, entertainment, vendors and children’s activities. Cost: Free. Free shuttle available from Kenmore Park and Ride, 7346 N.E. Bothell Way.

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

LiveARTS Bothell: 10 a.m.-6 p.m. June 28-29. Summer arts festival features art exhibits, food, bicycle races and more. Cost: Free. Park at Bothell Landing, 9919 N.E. 180th St., Bothell.

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

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.


Transfer Fair: 11 a.m.-2 p.m. May 9. Prospective students can tour the campus and learn about admissions, financial aid and academic support services. North Creek Events Center at University of Washington Bothell, 18115 Campus Way N.E. 425-352-5000 or

Spanish classes: May 10, adult beginner classes start; July 15, summer camp for children. Call or see Web site for details, cost. 10116 Main St., Suite 103, Bothell. 206-235-3410 or

“Pediatric Gluten Free Casein Free Diet”: 6:30 p.m. May 15. Two mothers to offer their experience with GFCF diet for their children. Cost: Free. Bothell Pediatric and Hand Therapy, 18504 Bothell Way N.E.

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. Cost: Free; donations welcome. Advance registration required. Canyon Park, 23905 Bothell-Everett Highway, Bothell. or

Driftwood Sculpture classes: Classes offered in three venues. Tools provided. Cost: $16 for members; $20 for non-members for four weeks. Call for details: 425-487-2441 or 425-485-1221. Class times, dates:

• Bothell: 6:30-8:30 p.m. Wednesdays and 8:30-10:30 a.m. Thursdays. Northshore Senior Center, Room 104, 10201 E. Riverside Drive.

• Kenmore: 10 a.m.-noon Tuesdays. Kenmore Senior Center, 6910 N.E. 170th St.

• Woodinville: 9-11:30 a.m. Thursdays. Greenbrier Community Center 18746 144th Ave. N.E.

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.

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.

Non-Contact Tae Kwon Do: Mondays and Wednesdays. 6-7 p.m., beginners; 7-8 p.m., regular class. No class on non-school days. Open to ages 7 and older. Cost: $55 for residents; $60 for non-residents, for eight sessions. Family discounts available. Maywood Hills Elementary School Gym, 19510 104th Ave. N.E., Bothell. 425-486-7430 or


“Improving Family Relationships”: 7:30-9 p.m. Mondays through May 19. Buddhist meditation class open to all. Cost: $5-$10. University of Washington Bothell, 18115 Campus Way N.E., Room UW2 040. 206-526-9565 or

Christ at Work: 4 p.m. May 19. Kick-off meeting for new club. Open to all Christian businesswomen on the Eastside. Bothell Regional Library, 18215 98th Ave. N.E., Bothell. 425-821-3661.

Bible study outreach: 9:30 a.m. Tuesdays through May 20. Topic is the book of Hebrews. Childcare provided. Woodinville Community United Methodist Church, 17110 140th Ave. N.E., Woodinville. 425-486-4954.

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.


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

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

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

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.

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

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.

Greater Bothell Chamber of Commerce: Chamber events include: Luncheon, 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m. May 14. Topic: “Legislative Wrap Up.” Cost: $25. Courtyard Hall in Country Village, 3718 Seventh Ave. S.E., Bothell. 425-485-4353 or

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 Performing Arts Center Guild: 11:30 a.m. the second Wednesday of the month. Mills Music Recital Hall, 10120 Main St., Bothell.

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

Professional Networking Association: 8-9:15 a.m. Wednesdays. Eason Estate Bed and Breakfast. 206-909-8989,

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.

Bothell Sons of Norway: 6:30 p.m. the third Thursday of the month. 23905 Bothell-Everett Highway. 425-485-9085,


West Seattle Indians Class of 1958 50th Year Reunion: June 6-8. All school reunion will be June 6 at the high school. Weekend also includes golf, dinner and farewell brunch at various locations. West Seattle High School, 3000 California Ave. S.W., Seattle. 253-931-1136.

Highline High School Class of 1953 55th Year Reunion: 5-11 p.m. Sept. 5. Call for details. Tukwila Doubletree Guest Suites, 16500 Southcenter Parkway. 206-948-8227 or

Bothell High Class of 1978 30th Year Reunion: Oct. 10-11. Oct. 10: Alumni-only event at Big Daddy’s Place Bar & Grill, 17626 140th Ave. N.E., Woodinville. Oct. 11: Alumni and spouse event at Russell’s Dining and Bar, 3305 Monte Villa Parkway, Bothell. For details, contact Bernadette Hoff at 425-483-2233 or


Meals on Wheels: Senior Services’ Meals on Wheels program offers home-delivered meals to homebound seniors. For details, call the Northshore Senior Center at 425-486-4564.

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

• Spring Swing Fest: 2-3:30 p.m. May 10.

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


USS Maddox Destroyer Association Reunion: Sept. 3-7. For DD-168, DD-622 and DD-731. Reunion will take place in Oklahoma City, OK. For details, contact Cliff Gillespie at 337-616-8450 or

82nd Airborne Division Association reunions: Association is seeking veterans from the 82nd Airborne Division to join in conventions and other special events throughout the country. Call or e-mail for details: 937-898-5977 or

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 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 Veterans can find information about upcoming reunions across the country through Military Locator and Reunion Service. Call 828-256-6008 or visit


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), or

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

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.

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.


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), or

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: May 15-16 and June 12-13, volunteer training. 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

Greater Bothell Chamber of Commerce volunteers: Volunteers are sought to assist the chamber with daily administrative duties, including filing, correlating information packets, doing mailings, making copies and other duties as needed. Hours are flexible. 425-485-4353.

Hopelink: 10 a.m.-noon May 20, volunteer orientation. Volunteers are needed to help with education, pick up donated groceries and assist at food bank, and provide childcare. 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.