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Special Events

YMCA Family Night: 6:30-8 p.m. 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

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. 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.


Unitarian Universalist Church Christmas services: 6 and 10 p.m. Dec. 24, Christmas Eve services. Woodinville Unitarian Universalist Church, 19020 Woodinville-Duvall Road. 425-788-6044 or

Washington Cathedral Family Christmas Candlelight Service: 6:30 and 11:30 p.m. Dec. 24. 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.


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.


Free meditation workshops: 7-8:30 p.m. Thursdays. Join the group in performing deep and relaxing sahaja yoga meditation. Crossroads Bellevue Community Room, 15600 N.E. Eighth St., Bellevue. 425-753-0634.

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

Walk for Life: 8-9:30 a.m. Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays. Join this free program to exercise safely and effectively. Meet friends and benefit from on-site expert staff members who provide information, advice and monitoring. 575 Bellevue Square. Enter at Skybridge 4. 425-454-8096.


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

• KidFlix: 11 a.m. Dec. 29 (ages 4 and older); 2 p.m. Dec. 30 (ages 6 and older). Young children must be with an adult. Bring pillows, blankets and a snack, and enjoy a movie matinee.

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

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

• 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.


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.