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Events

“Looking Back, Soaring Forward” Eastgate Elementary Open House: 6-8 p.m. May 30. Alumni and community members welcome to take a last stroll through the school before the building demolition in June. Memory books will be available, along with refreshments, music and a school memories slide show. Photos welcome: send to mprivat@gmail.com. Eastgate Elementary School, 4255 153rd Ave. S.E., Bellevue.

Computer Collection Event: 7 a.m.-3 p.m. May 31. Donors can bring old computer equipment for re-use or recycling. Computers will be refurbished and donated to schools and nonprofits across the world. $5-$10. Parking lot at Bellevue Community College, 3000 Landerholm Circle S.E. www.interconnection.org/bellevue.

Ford Club Picnic and Car Show: 9 a.m.-4 p.m. June 1. Open to antique, classic, street rod and custom cars. Interested visitors are welcome. $15 entry fee. Bellevue Community College, 3000 Landerholm Circle S.E. 425-226-5505.

Crossroads Water Spray Playground Grand Opening Celebration: Noon-3 p.m. June 7. Features ribbon-cutting ceremony, entertainment and refreshments. Free. Crossroads Park International Playground, 16000 N.E. 10th St., Bellevue. 425-452-6881.

Classes

Career workshops: 12:30-2 p.m. May 28. Topic: “Salary Negotiation.” Free. Bellevue Community College Career Center, 3000 Landerholm Circle S.E. 425-564-2279 or career@bcc.ctc.edu.

Evergreen Speech and Hearing Clinic Literacy Program: 11 a.m. May 29. Open to parents to learn how to read with their children. Free. University Book Store Bellevue, 990 102nd Ave. N.E. 425-462-4500.

Children’s crafts: 11 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturdays. Free craft activities for children. Lakeshore Learning Store, 11027 N.E. Fourth St., Bellevue.

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.

Home Buyer’s Workshop: 6:45-8:45 p.m. Tuesdays. Free. Windermere Real Estate, 1200 112th Ave. N.E., Suite B-100, Bellevue. 425-450-2621.

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.

Faith/Values

Buddhist Meditation Classes: 7:30-9 p.m. May 28, “Improving Family Relationships”; 3-4:30 p.m. Sundays, June 1-22, “Compassion and Wisdom”; 7:30-9 p.m. Wednesdays, June 4-25, “Six Practices for Daily Life.” $5-$10. Northwest Arts Center, 9825 N.E. 24th St., Bellevue. 206 526-9565 or www.MeditateEastside.org.

Celebrate Recovery: 7 p.m. Thursdays. Christ-centered 12 step recovery program features worship, testimonies and small share groups. Crossroads Bible Church, 15815 S.E. 37th St., Bellevue. 425-392-8084 or Hauser.kip@gmail.com.

Meditation music evening: 7:30 p.m. the fourth Wednesday of the month. Features spiritually inspiring music a la Taize’ for meditation. Bellevue First United Methodist Church, 1934 108th Ave. N.E. 425-454-2059.

Health/Fitness

Blood drives in Bellevue: 9-11:30 a.m. May 27 at Nakanishi Dental Lab, 2959 Northup Way; 9 a.m.-3 p.m. May 30, Symetra Financial Center, 777 108th Ave. N.E.. For Puget Sound Blood Center. 800-398-7888 or www.psbc.org.

National Senior Health & Fitness Day Celebration: 8:30 a.m.-9 p.m. May 28. Adults 55 and older can try out fitness classes and learn about healthy aging. Free. South Bellevue Community Center, 14509 S.E. Newport Way, Bellevue. 425-452-4240.

Beginning Yang-style tai chi class: 9:45-10:45 a.m. Saturdays, May 31-June 28 and Mondays, June 2-June 23. South Bellevue Community Center, 14509 S.E. Newport Way, Bellevue. 425-452-4240.

Organizations

48th District GOP: 7 p.m. the fourth Tuesday of the month. New members welcome. North Bellevue Community Center, 4063 148th Ave. N.E., Bellevue. www.48gop.com.

Bellevue Overlake Rotary Club: Noon Wednesdays. Visitors welcome. $22 for make-ups. Harbor Club, 777 108th Ave N.E., Suite 2500, Bellevue. 425-454-3497.

Bellevue Breakfast Rotary Club: 7 a.m. Fridays. Glendale Country Club, 13440 Main St., Bellevue. www.bbrc.net.

Bellevue Sunrise Rotary Club: 7 a.m. Tuesdays. Old Country Buffet in Factoria Mall, 4075 Factoria Blvd. S.E., Bellevue. 425-641 2590 or www.bellevuesunriserotary.org.

Eastgate Expounders Toastmasters Club: Noon Tuesdays. The President’s Distinguished Club. Exponent Conference Room, 15375 S.E. 30th Place, Suite 250, Bellevue. www.eastgateexpounders.org.

Kiwanis Club of Bellevue: Noon Thursdays. May 29, Annual Music Awards, featuring performances by Bellevue high schools music students. Crab Pot Restaurant, 2 Lake Bellevue Drive, Bellevue. 425-453-9948.

Mothers and Others: 9:30 -11:30 a.m. Mondays. Topics: June 9, “Nutrition and Feeding Your Family”; June 23, summer play date picnics in the park. Children can play in the nursery while moms hear speakers, make crafts and provide support for one another. Open to all mothers looking for friendship and support. St. Madeleine Sophie Church, 4400 130th Place S.E., Bellevue. 425-644-0840.

Wry Toastmasters: 7 a.m. Thursdays. The President’s Distinguished Club. Skyline Tower, 10900 N.E. Fourth St., ninth floor conference room, Bellevue. www.wrytoastmasters.org.

YMCA Seniors’ Group: 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays. Open to ages 55 and older to participate in crafts, community service projects, intergenerational activities and fellowship. Also, 9 a.m.-noon Tuesdays, bridge group. Newport Hills Community Church, 5833 119th Ave. S.E., Bellevue. 425-644-8417.

Reunions

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.

Auburn High School Class of 1968 40-year reunion: July 25-26. July 25, golf at Auburn Golf Course and mixer at Emerald Downs; July 26, dinner at Copper Falls Restaurant at Auburn Golf Course. E-mail or see Web site for details. pat.chubb@comcast.net or www.waltjames.freeservers.com/1968Reunion/Web1968_announcement.html.

Hazen High School Class of ’88 20-year reunion: July 25. Call or e-mail for details. Renton Holiday Inn Ballroom, 1 S. Grady Way. 425-204-5055 or www.hazenclassof88.myevent.com.

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 robbieh@windermere.com.

Volunteers

Police car drivers wanted: Bellevue Police Department is seeking volunteers to shuttle vehicles to and from the city’s service facility. Hours: 6:30-8 a.m. weekdays. Volunteers must have good driving record, pass background check and annual driving assessment test. Call for details. 425-452-6017.

Mentor/tutor volunteers: Volunteers are needed to mentor or tutor one hour per week in all grade levels of Bellevue schools. 425-456-4154 or www.bsd405.org/vibes.

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), www.angelcarefoundation.org or angelcare@angelcarefoundation.org.

Asian Counseling Referral Service (ACRS): 1-3 p.m. Mondays and Wednesdays. Work with students from diverse backgrounds. Requires three-month commitment. Lake Hills Library, 15228 Lake Hills Blvd., Bellevue. www.acrs.org or e-mail lydiar@acrs.org.

Crisis Clinic: Answer calls on 24-hour crisis line, provide support for callers in emotional crisis, including persons contemplating suicide. Professional training given. Volunteers assume a four-and-a-half hour shift once a week for a year after the completion of training. 206-461-3210 or e-mail msmith@crisisclinic.org.

Eastside Domestic Violence Program (EDVP): Working with 24-hour Crisis Line, support group, and shelter. Requires 50-hour training session in fall or spring. 425-562-8840, ext. 229; luciee@edvp.org; or www.edvp.org.

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 www.evergreenhealthcare.org.

Family Law CASA of King County: 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 www.familylawcasa.com.

Group Health Eastside Campus: Assist with the new Wellness Store and/or Employee Wellness Program. Volunteers must be available four hours a week and must be age 14 or older. 12700 152nd Ave. N.E., Redmond. 425-883-5335 or troy.c@ghc.org.

Hopelink: Volunteers are needed to deliver donated food to food bank, assist with adult literacy classes, provide childcare during classes and more. Eastside Literacy program offices, 15015 Main St., Suite 206, in Kelsey Creek Center (across from the Hopelink building), Bellevue. 425-643-1912 or www.hope-link.org.

Hospice volunteers: Providence Hospice of Seattle is seeking volunteers to provide practical and emotional support to hospice patients and their families throughout King County. Core training for hospice volunteers is held monthly. After completing core training, volunteers are eligible to attend training for patient care, bereavement and other volunteer positions. Orientation interview and application are required prior to attending core training. Call for details. 206-320-7169.

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 www.seniorservices.org.

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.

Olive Crest Abused and Neglected Children’s Foundation: Auxiliary group assists with foster family activities, fundraising activities and welcome baskets for children entering new homes. 425-462-1612, ext. 1314, or www.olivecrest.org.

Overlake Hospital Medical Center’s Cancer Resource Center: Volunteers needed to greet resource center visitors, assist clients in using the center’s self-serve functions, answer phones and provide clerical support. Training provided. Application, interview and orientation required prior to training. 425-688-5369.

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, meganp@psbc.org or www.psbc.org/volunteers.

Red Cross Disaster Action Team: American Red Cross is seeking King County volunteers to respond to local disasters. Volunteers must be on-call one week out of six, and will receive free training. 206-726-3566 or www.seattleredcross.org.

Seattle Humane Society: Answer phones and greet visitors. 13212 S.E. Eastgate Way. 425-641-0080 or diane@seattlehumane.org.

Senior Rights Assistance: Educate, assist and advocate for consumers about their rights and options regarding health insurance, health care access and prescription access. 800-562-6900.

Special Transportation Program: Group Health Cooperative needs volunteer drivers to transport frail, elderly members to and from medical appointments in King County. Volunteers use their personal cars, are reimbursed for mileage and determine their own schedules, including when, where and how often they will drive. Volunteers do not need to be Group Health members. 206-326-2800 or resource.l@ghc.org.

Stitches from the Heart: Volunteers are needed to knit, crochet or quilt blankets, sweaters, hats and booties for babies in need. Items go to hospitals across the country. Patterns available. Donations of yarn or money also appreciated. Call for details. 866-472-6903, stitchfromheart@aol.com or www.StitchesFromTheHeart.org.

Volunteer Chore Services: Volunteers needed in Bellevue to help with chores, shopping or driving once or twice a week for a homebound senior. Flexible schedule and mileage reimbursement. VCS is a program of Catholic Community Services. Call for details. 425-679-0342, 888-649-6850 or AdriaB@ccsww.org.

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