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Events

Bellevue Kiwanis All Sports Awards Banquet: 11:30 a.m. May 21. Banquet will honor an athlete and coach from every sport at Bellevue high schools. Guests welcome. $15. Highland Community Center, 14200 Bellevue-Redmond Road, Bellevue. 425-453-9948.

“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. Cost: $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

“Outlook and Opportunities—Understanding Volatile Markets”: 6 p.m. May 21. Free finance seminar. Lewis Creek Visitor Center, 5808 Lakemont Blvd., Bellevue. 425-747-0604.

Career workshops: 10:30 a.m.-noon May 22, “Careers with a Future”; 12:30-2 p.m. May 28, “Salary Negotiation.” All are 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. Thursdays through 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.

Ikebana (Japanese floral art) class: 10 a.m.-noon Thursdays through June 5. $76, plus materials. South Bellevue Community Center, 14509 S.E. Newport Way, Bellevue. 425-452-4240.

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.

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. Wednesdays through May 28, “Improving Family Relationships.” $5-$10. Northwest Arts Center, 9825 N.E. 24th St., Bellevue. 206 526-9565 or www.MeditateEastside.org.

Bellevue Zen Sitting Group: 7:30-9:30 a.m. Saturdays. $5-$15 suggested donation for drop-ins. Academy of Koei-Kan Karate-Do, 1910 132nd Ave. N.E., Suite 11, Bellevue. 425-753-5084 or www.zen.meetup.com/10.

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.

Health/Fitness

Blood drives in Bellevue: 8 a.m.-2 p.m. May 21 at Eastside Catholic High School, 11650 S.E. 60th St.; 9 a.m.-3 p.m. May 21-22 at Bellevue Community College, 3000 Landerholm Circle S.E.; 9-11:30 a.m. May 27 at Nakanishi Dental Lab, 2959 Northup Way. 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. Cost: Free. South Bellevue Community Center, 14509 S.E. Newport Way, Bellevue. 425-452-4240.

North Bellevue Community Center, 4063 148th Ave. N.E., Bellevue. 425-452-7681. Center offers various health and fitness activities, including:

• Jazzercise: 6 p.m. Mondays and Wednesdays; 4:30 p.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays; 8 a.m. Saturdays. Call for details: 425-894-4111.

• Enhance Fitness: 9 a.m. Tuesdays, Thursdays-Fridays. For seniors. $30 per month.

• Gentle Yoga: 10:30 a.m. Mondays and Thursdays. For seniors and adults.

• Footcare: Tuesdays and Wednesdays. Will trim toe nails by appointment.

Toning Circle: 7-8:30 p.m. second Thursday of month. Toning and chanting with a group. $10. WomanSpirit Center, 1400 112th Ave. S.E., Suite 100, Bellevue. 425-641-1527.

Free Meditation Workshops: 7-8:30 p.m. Thursdays. Features sahaja yoga. Crossroads Bellevue Community Room, 15600 N.E. Eighth St., Bellevue. 425-753-0634.

Walk for Life: 8-9:30 a.m. Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays. Offers safe, effective exercise with on-site experts who provide information, advice and monitoring. Free. Bellevue Square, 575 Bellevue Square. Enter at Skybridge 4. 425-454-8096.

Organizations

Bellevue Overlake Rotary Club: Noon Wednesdays. Visitors welcome. Cost: $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 Sons of Italy: 6:30 p.m. the third Wednesday of the month. 6:30 p.m., social time; 7 p.m. meeting, followed by dinner. Holy Family Catholic Church social hall, 7355 120th Ave. N.E., Kirkland. 425-649-2250 or www.osiaglnw.org.

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.

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