‘Spay Station’ comes to Bothell | Bothell/Kemore Special Events

Pet spaying/neutering: 8 a.m. June 27. 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 www.pasadosafehaven.org/SPAYSTATION/spay_station.htm.

Special Events

Pet spaying/neutering: 8 a.m. June 27. 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 www.pasadosafehaven.org/SPAYSTATION/spay_station.htm.

Skandia Midsommarfest: 11 a.m.-6 p.m. June 29. Traditional Scandinavian festival features dancing, flower-crown making, “midsommar” pole, food, crafts and more. Cost: Free; donations welcome. St. Edward State Park, 14445 Juanita Drive N.E., Kenmore. 206-784-7470 or www.skandia-folkdance.org.

City of Bothell Freedom Festival: July 3-4. July 3: 7-9:30 p.m., Patriot Dance at Bothell Landing. July 4: 8:30-10:30 a.m., Fire and E.M.S. Pancake Breakfast at Bothell Downtown Firehouse, 10726 Beardslee Blvd.; 11:15 a.m. and noon, Children’s Parade and Grand Parade, both starting on Main Street; 1-4 p.m., children’s activities, museum tours, battle re-enactment and concert at Bothell Landing. Bothell Landing, 9919 N.E. 180th St. 425-486-7430 or www.ci.bothell.wa.us.

Fourth of July Bluesfest: 3:30-8:30 p.m. July 4. Performers: 3:30 p.m., Velvet Blues Revue; 5 p.m., Blues Berries; 7 p.m., Hettel Street Blue. Wilmot Gateway Park, 17301 131st Ave. NE, Woodinville. 425-984-2346 or www.ci.woodinville.wa.us.

Fourth of July Fireworks: 10 p.m. July 4. Bring flashlights. Presented by Banner Bank. Location: Log Boom Park, Kenmore. Parking available at: Bethany Bible Church, 6214 N.E. Bothell Way, Kenmore; Kenmore Lake Building, 6161 N.E. 175th St., Kenmore; Log Boom Park, corner of 61st Avenue Northeast and Northeast 175th Street; Uplake Professional Center, 5723 N.E. Bothell Way, Kenmore. 425-398-8900 or www.cityofkenmore.com.

Jewish Family Service Picnic in the Woods: Noon-4 p.m. July 13. Open to Jewish single-parent families. Features kosher cookout, playground, horseshoe pit and hiking trails, as well as information about Big Pals/Little Pals program. Cost: Free; registration required by July 3. St. Edward State Park, 14445 Juanita Drive N.E., Kenmore. 206-461-3240 or jdeer@jfsseattle.org.

Tee Off Fore Kids Golf Tournament and Dinner Auction: 10 a.m. Aug. 11. Shotgun start at 11:30 a.m. Cost: $250 for golf and dinner; $75 for dinner only. Bear Creek Country Club, 13737 202nd Ave. N.E., Woodinville. www.friendsofyouth.org.

Bothell Farmers Market: Noon-6 p.m. Fridays through Sept. 26. Features locally grown fruits and vegetables, cut flowers, nuts, breads, honey and hand-crafted items. Country Village, 23718 Bothell-Everett Highway. 425-483-2250 or www.countryvillagebothell.com.


“Safe Sitters” class: June 25-26. Safe Sitters is a medically accurate, hands-on class that teaches boys and girls ages 11-13 how to handle emergencies when caring for children. Call for times, details. Cost: $40; registration required. Northshore Fire Department, 18030 73rd Ave. N.E., Kenmore. 425-486-2784 or tjones@northshorefire.com.

“Rising Above Anger and Abuse—A Husband and Wife’s Perspective”: 1:30-3 p.m. June 28. Led by Tim and Kimberly Jones. Bothell Regional Library, 18215 98th Ave. N.E.

Jump Rope Summer Camps: July 14-17, Aug. 4-7 and Aug. 11-14. Camp led by Jesse Bica, a member of the Hot Dog USA world champion jump rope team. Call for details. Westhill Elementary School, 19515 88th Ave. N.E., Bothell. 425-424-8870 or shptalk2@aol.com.

Spanish classes: July 15, summer camp for children. Call or see Web site for details, cost. 10116 Main St., Suite 103, Bothell. 206-235-3410 or www.beyond-frontiers.com.

Northshore YMCA Summer Day Camp: 9 a.m.-4 p.m. weekdays through Aug. 25. Camp offerings include field trips, canoeing, archery, climbing, swimming, arts and sports. Cost: $175 per week. Camp location: Cottage Lake. Pick-up/drop-off locations offered in Bothell, Kenmore, Woodinville and Bellevue. Call for details. 425-485-9797 or www.ymcanorthshore.org.

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 www.ci.bothell.wa.us.

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.

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.


Cedar Park Church: 9 and 10:45 a.m. July 13 and 27. Church will host special speakers during Sunday morning services. Speakers: July 13, Tony Perkins; July 27, Joseph Castleberry. Cedar Park Church, 16300 112th Ave. N.E., Bothell. 425-488-3600, ext. 1161, or www.cedarpark.org.

Northlake Lutheran Church Day Camp: 9 a.m.-3:30 p.m. July 14-18. Cost: $50. 6620 N.E. 185th St., Kenmore. 425-486-6977.

David Shelton Ministries Drama Camp: July 28-Aug. 1. Camp focuses on Scripture memory performance, mime and scenework. Call for location and details. www.davidshelton.org.

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.


Blood drives in Bothell: 9 a.m.-3 p.m. June 26 at Panasonic Avionics Corporation, 22333 29th Drive S.E.; 2-8 p.m. June 30 at Northshore Baptist Church, 10301 N.E. 145th St. For Puget Sound Blood Center. 800-398-7888 or www.psbc.org.

“Strong Kids Strong Teens”: 6-7:30 p.m. Mondays and Wednesdays. Program for ages 8-11. YMCA Kenmore Clubhouse, 15036 70th Ave. N.E. 425-485-9797, kdickensonboldrey@seattleymca.org or www.ymcanorthshore.org.


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

• Game On!: 3:30 p.m. June 26, and July 10 and 24. Teens can play video games at the library.

• Writers’ workshops with Frances Dayee: 2 p.m. Fridays through June 27. Learn to write for fun or publication. Drop-ins welcome.

• “Ladybug One”: 10:30 a.m. July 1. Bug-themed songs and stories presented by Harmonica Pocket.

• “Eaten Alive! Legends of the Mighty Mosquito”: 7 p.m. July 1. Presented by Baltuck Garrard Family Storytellers. Open to ages 3 and older.

• Teen Advisory Board: 3:30 p.m. July 3.

• “Science ALIVE!”: 2 p.m. Mondays July 7-28. Open to ages 10-14. Registration required two weeks prior to each session.

• “Recess Monkey Around”: 7 p.m. July 8. Sing along with Recess Monkey.

• “Insects In Your Own Backyard”: 11 a.m. July 10. Presented by Nature Vision. Open to ages 4 and older. Registration required.

• “Buggy Folktales from Around the World”: 7 p.m. July 15. Presented by The Whitman Story Sampler.

• Writing Workshop: 3:30 p.m. July 17. Explore fun writing games and techniques.

• Meet the Author—Liz Gallagher: 7 p.m. July 17. Gallagher will discuss her book, “The Opposite of Invisible.”

• “Catchy Tunes and Jumping Jokes”: 7 p.m. July 22. Enjoy a concert of wacky, original songs.

• “The Amazing Flea Circus and Magic Show!”: 7 p.m. July 29. Ages 5 and older can enjoy death-defying acts performed by Professor Payne’s Performing Fleas.

• Teen Zone—Draw Manga Faces!: 3 p.m. July 31. Presented by NDP Comics.

• Read Three, Get One Free Summer Edition: Through August. Teens can read three books, write three short reviews and earn a free book, plus enter monthly prize drawings and a grand prize drawing.

• “Catch the Reading Bug” 2008 Summer Reading Program: Through Aug. 31. Pick up booklets at library.

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

• Talk Time: 10 a.m. Mondays. 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 www.kcls.org/read3.

Kenmore Library, 18138 73rd Ave. N.E., Kenmore. 425-486-8747. Library events:

• Game On!: 3:30 p.m. June 26. Teens can play video games at the library.

• Evening Book Discussion Group: 7 p.m. the last Monday of the month. Topics: June 30, “My Sister’s Keeper” by Jodi Picoult; July 28, “Angry Housewives Eating Bon Bons” by Lorna Landvik.

• “Guess I’ll Go Eat Worms”: 7 p.m. July 16. Presented by Karen Haas. Open to ages 3 and older.

• “Insects In Your Own Backyard”: 4 p.m. July 17. Presented by Nature Vision. Open to ages 4 and older.

• Come As You Were—Kenmore Library’s 50th Anniversary: 4 p.m. July 21. Come celebrate the library’s anniversary with a retrospective in books, songs, movies and cars from the 1950s. Refreshments provided. Wearing 1950s outfits encouraged.