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Calendars are published Wednesdays and Saturdays on a space-available basis. Items for the Wednesday edition must be submitted by noon the previous Thursday. Items for the Saturday edition must be submitted by noon the previous Tuesday. To submit an item, e-mail calendar@reporternewspapers.com.

Events

Women in Business Forum: 7 a.m.-1 p.m. March 26. Features breakfast and lunch keynote speakers, as well as various breakout sessions. $95-$125; advance registration required. Meydenbauer Center, 11100 N.E. Sixth St., Bellevue. 425-213-1201 Lcollins@bellevuechamber.com.

Washington Council Spring High School Tour: 9:20 a.m.-noon March 27. High schoolers can meet with representatives from public and private colleges across the state. Free. Bellevue Community College, Building R, 3000 Landerholm Circle S.E. 425-564-2525 or tballard@bcc.ctc.edu.

Newport Baseball Booster Club garage sale: 9 a.m.-3 p.m. March 29. Newport High School, 4333 Factoria Blvd., Bellevue.

Electronics Recycling Fundraiser: 10 a.m.-4 p.m. March 29. Individuals can bring old electronic items for recycling. Items include monitors, keyboards, cell phones and printers. Recycling fee varies by size of item. Proceeds benefit Tillicum’s eighth grade class. Tillicum Middle School parking lot, 16020 S.E. 16th Street, Bellevue. 425-880-4602.

Brandeis University Book Sale: 9:30 a.m.-8:30 p.m. April 3-4; 10 a.m.-8:30 p.m. April 5; 11 a.m.-5 p.m. April 6. Features thousands of used books, games and audio and video media. Proceeds benefit Brandeis University libraries. Crossroads Bellevue, 15600 N.E. Eighth St.

Classes

“Six Critical Financial Mistakes to Avoid in Retirement”: 6 p.m. March 26. Free; registration required. Key Bank Building, Room 200, 10655 N.E. Fourth St., Bellevue. 425-646-7101.

“Turn it off! (Or not)—Is Media Always Bad for Kids?”: 7-9 p.m. March 26. Lecture by Dr. Dimitri Christakis presented as part of ParentMap’s “Pathways” lecture series. Newport High School, 4333 Factoria Blvd. S.E., Bellevue. www.parentmap.com.

Housing Seminar: 3:30-8:30 p.m. March 26. Free seminar for first-time home buyers seeking certification from the Washington State Housing Finance Commission. Bellevue Regional Library, 1111 110th Ave. N.E., Bellevue. 253-682-1157 or www.whba.org.

Ikebana demonstration: 10 a.m.-noon March 29. Free. South Bellevue Community Center, 14509 S.E. Newport Way, Bellevue. 425-452-4240.

First-time homebuyers class: 10 a.m.-4 p.m. March 29. Participants will receive a certificate qualifying them for the WSHFC’s House Key Program. 505 106th Ave. N.E., Bellevue. 206-234-7218.

United Way’s “Free Tax Preparation Campaign”: Through April 15. Low- and moderate-income individuals can get free basic tax preparation help, learn how to claim Earned Income Tax Credit, and receive financial education. First-come, first-served basis. Hours: 1-5 p.m. Tuesdays; 5-9 p.m. Thursdays; 10-2 p.m. Saturdays. Multilingual assistance available; call for times. Hopelink, 14812 Main St., Bellevue. 877-211-9274 or www.unitedwayofkingcounty.org/taxcampaign.

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.

Inline skating classes: 8:30 a.m. Saturdays; 8:45 a.m. Sundays. Classes open for adults and children of all ability levels. Bellevue Skate King, 2301 140th Ave. N.E., Bellevue. 206-276-9328 or www.skatejourneys.com.

Health/Fitness

Blood drives in Bellevue: Times are 9 a.m.-3 p.m. unless noted. 9-11:30 a.m. March 26 at City University Ridgewood Plaza, 150 120th Ave. N.E., Building F; March 27 at Bellevue Office Park, 1745 114th Ave. S.E.; March 28 at Symetra Financial Center, 777 108th Ave. N.E. For Puget Sound Blood Center. 800-398-7888 or www.psbc.org.

Volunteers

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.

Family Law CASA of King County: 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 e-mail 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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

United Way tax preparation: Volunteers are needed through April 15 to prepare tax returns for low- to middle-income families throughout King County as part of United Way’s Free Tax Campaign. 206-461-6973 or www.unitedwayofkingcounty.org/taxvolunteer.

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