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Events

YMCA Family Story Time: 6:30-7:30 p.m. Sept. 17. Free. Bellevue Family YMCA, 14230 Bellevue-Redmond Road. 425-746-9077, ext. 3220, or cgolay@seattleymca.org.

Heritage Series—Chace’s Pancake Corral Celebrating 50 Years: 7 p.m. Sept. 18. Speaker: Ada Rose Williams, granddaughter of restaurant’s original owner. Presented by Eastside Heritage Center and Bellevue Parks and Community Services. Bellevue City Hall, 450 110th Ave. N.E., Bellevue. 425-450-1049 or www.EastsideHeritageCenter.org.

BCC Planetarium Shows: 6, 7 and 8 p.m. Sept. 19. Due to darkness, not recommended for ages 5 and younger. $3.25; reservations required. Bellevue Community College, 3000 Landerholm Circle S.E. 206-325-6500 or www.ticketwindowonline.com.

“Brisingr” Breakfast: 10 a.m. Sept. 20. Celebrate the release of Christopher Paolini’s latest book with some tasty treats, and sign up to see Paolini in person Oct. 6 at Town Hall in Seattle. Free. University Book Store Bellevue, 990 102nd Ave. N.E., Bellevue. 425-462-4500.

Fraser Cabin Heritage Day: 11 a.m.-3 p.m. Sept. 20. Visitors invited to participate in hands-on activities related to 1880s settler life. Fraser Cabin at Kelsey Creek Farm Park, 410 130th Ave. S.E., Bellevue. 425-450-1049 or www.EastsideHeritageCenter.org.

Bellevue Family YMCA 40th Birthday Party Celebration: 11 a.m.-2 p.m. Sept. 20. All are welcome to enjoy bounce house, barbecue, health tips and more. Free. 14230 Bellevue-Redmond Road. 425-746-9077, ext. 3220, or cgolay@seattleymca.org.

Bellevue Sculpture Exhibition—“Sculpted Green”: Through Oct. 5. Exhibition explores the idea of sustainability and natural environment through displays featuring 38 sculptures. Locations: Bellevue City Hall, 450 110th Ave. N.E.; Bellevue Downtown Park, 10201 Fourth St. N.E.

Crossroads Farmers Market: Noon-5 p.m. Tuesdays through Oct. 7. Crossroads Bellevue mall, 156th Avenue Northeast and Northeast Eighth Street, Bellevue.

Bellevue Farmers Market: 3-7 p.m. Thursdays through Oct. 9. 1717 Bellevue Way N.E.

Classes

Safe Child Town Hall: 7-8:30 p.m. Sept. 18. Families in Legislative District 48 welcome to learn how to keep kids, families and communities safe in the coming school year. Sponsored by Washington Communities Against Predators. Children welcome. Highland Middle School, 15027 Bellevue-Redmond Road, Bellevue. bethan@wash-cap.org.

“Freedom to Speak” panel discussion: 7 p.m. Sept. 18. Speakers will discuss the First Amendment as part of a Constitution Day celebration. Presented by Puget Sound Access. Free. Bellevue Regional Library, 1111 110th Ave. N.E. 253-479-0200.

Hopelink financial literacy classes: 6:30-8:30 p.m. Thursdays through Sept. 25. Classes include: Sept. 18, “Credit Basics”; Sept. 25, “Build or Rebuild Your Credit.” Free; advance registration required. Hopelink’s Bellevue center, 14812 Main St. 425-644-7911 or www.hope-link.org/gethelp/classes.

Boating Safety class: 7-9 p.m. Sept. 18, first of nine weekly sessions. Completion of course qualifies individuals 12-25 years old for state-required boater’s card. Cost: $70. Library at Bellevue High School, 10416 Wolverine Way, Bellevue. www.bellevuepowersquadron.org.

Lewis Creek Discovery Series: 10-11 a.m. various Saturdays. Classes for children 6 and older, led by a naturalist. Topics: Sept. 20 and Oct. 11, “Salmon Cycles” (all about salmon); Sept. 27, “Stream Ecology,” talk presented by Nature Vision; Oct. 4, “Fantastic Forests”; Oct. 25, “Spooky Skeletons and Skulls”; Nov. 1, “Cool Camouflage”; Nov. 22, “Track Trek”; Nov. 29, “Animal Senses”; Dec. 6, “Wetland Ecology”; Dec. 13, “Wetland Filters”; 10-11 a.m. Friday, Dec. 20, “Signs for Sherlocks.” $5 per class; advance registration required. Lewis Creek Park, 5808 Lakemont Blvd. S.E., Bellevue. 425-452-6885.

American Sign Language classes: 6:30-8:30 p.m. Mondays and Wednesdays, Sept. 24-Nov. 26. Call for details. Highland Community Center, 14224 Bellevue-Redmond Road, Bellevue. 425-452-6105 or Kindurkar@bellevuewa.gov.

Ongoing classes:

Citizenship class: 9:15-11:15 a.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays. Free. Crossroads Community Center, 16000 N.E. 10th Street, Bellevue. 206-695-5975 or hannahbk@acrs.org.

Senior acting class: 1:30-3:30 p.m. Wednesdays. No experience necessary. Free. Bellevue Youth Theatre, 16661 Northup Way. 425-452-7155.

Talk Time: 7-8:30 p.m. Mondays. Attendees can practice their English in casual setting. Refreshments provided. Free. Bellewood Presbyterian Church, 10936 N.E. 24th St., Bellevue. 425-454-1247, mrsavill@gmail.com or www.bellewoodpca.org.

Fundraisers

“The Power of Pink” fundraiser: Sept. 26. Store will donate $10 to breast cancer research for every “Power of Pink” bracelet sold during the event. Brighton Collectibles, 214 Bellevue Square, Bellevue. 425-462-5112.

Eileen Fisher charity shopping event: 1-5 p.m. Sept. 27. Store will donate 10 percent of proceeds during the sale to nonprofit organization Girls on the Run of Puget Sound. Light refreshments will be served. Eileen Fisher store in Bellevue Square, 575 Bellevue Square. 425-646-6441.

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