Bellevue Community Calendar

A listing of Bellevue community events and announcements.

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Events

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.

E-waste Event: 10 a.m.-3 p.m. June 7. Bring outdated computer and other electronic equipment for recycling. Proceeds go toward a disaster recovery training center in India. $2-$15 per item. First Presbyterian Church of Bellevue, 1717 Bellevue Way N.E. tcandoo@aol.com.

Strawberry Festival: 10 a.m.-8 p.m. June 28; 10 a.m.-5 p.m. June 29. Features history displays, vendor booths, entertainment, strawberry shortcake-eating contests, food and more. Free. Crossroads Park, 16000 N.E. 10th St., Bellevue. 425-450-1049 or www.bellevuestrawberryfestival.org.

Classes

Housing Seminar: 12:15-5:15 p.m. June 1; 9:15 a.m.-2:15 p.m. July 1. 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.

“Business Growth and Marketing”: 7-9 p.m. June 4. Workshop and networking event. Cost: Free for first class. City University, 150 120th Ave. N.E., Bellevue. 425-458-1011 or www.NoBSSeattle.com.

“Little Ditties” Toddler-Preschool Music Classes: 9 and 10 a.m. Fridays, June 6-20 and July 11-25. Open to ages 1-5. Registration required. Bellevue Boys & Girls Club, 209 100th Ave. N.E. 425-454-6162 or www.bgcbellevue.org.

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.

Organizations

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.

Eastside Welcome Club: 10 a.m. first Wednesday of the month. Meets in members’ homes. Also meets other days for activities and outings. 425-821-5857.

German Interest Group: 1-3 p.m. the first Friday of the month. Topics: June 6, “Old German Script” and “Using On-line Language Translators.” Group is part of the Eastside Genealogical Society. Bellevue Crossroads Community Room, 15600 N.E. Eighth St., Bellevue. www.rootsweb.com/~wakcegs/.

Great Books Discussion Group: 7:30 p.m. the first and third Wednesdays of the month. Room 2, Bellevue Regional Library, 1111 110th Ave. N.E., Bellevue. 425-746-4448.

Greater Bellevue Lions: 7-8:30 p.m. first and third Tuesday of the month. Hunan Garden Restaurant, 11814 N.E. Eighth St., Bellevue; 425-556-3963.

Haiku Northwest: 7-9 p.m. the first Thursday of the month. Haiku sharing and discussion group. All are welcome. Contact coordinator via Web site to confirm location. Often (not always) at Bellevue Regional Library, 1111 110th Ave. N.E., Bellevue. 206-240-0871 or http://hometown.aol.com/WelchM/Haiku-Northwest.html.

Homeschooling Support—Teaching Parents Association: 7-9 p.m. the first Tuesday of the month. From unschoolers to curriculum-based home education, group has something for everyone. Free. Evergreen Room at Woodinville Community Center, 17401 133rd Ave. N.E., Woodinville. 206-654-5658, info@washtpa.org or www.washtpa.org.

Kiwanis Club of Bellevue: Noon Thursdays. Speaker: June 5, Bellevue Police Detective Mike Chiu to discuss crime prevention and ATM machine “skimming”; June 12, Joe Murashie to discuss building a home in the Trilogy Development. Crab Pot Restaurant, 2 Lake Bellevue Drive, Bellevue. 425-453-9948.

National Association of Professional Organizers, Seattle chapter: 6:30-8:30 p.m. first Tuesday of the month. $25 for guests. Entrance around corner on the left side of building. California Closets, 1014 116th Ave. N.E., Bellevue. www.seattlenapo.com.

Northwest China Painters Guild: 10 a.m. the first Friday of the month, October-June. New members are welcome. Cross of Christ Lutheran Church, 411 156th Ave. N.E., Bellevue. 425-427-6336.

Rotary Club of Newcastle: 7:30 a.m. Wednesdays. $10 makeup fee for members; free for visitors. Golf Club at Newcastle, 15500 Six Penny Lane, Newcastle. 425-455-1600.

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.

Support

Angel Care Breast Cancer Foundation: Trained survivors offer free emotional support to the newly-diagnosed, enhancing emotional recovery while going through treatments. Will attend consultations, chemotherapy and radiation appointments and have volunteers in your community. 206-417-3484, 877-417-3484 (toll-free), www.angelcarefoundation.org or angelcare@angelcarefoundation.org.

Angel Flight West: Volunteer pilot group offers free air transportation to those in need, especially medical care. 888-426-2643 or www.angelflightwest.org.

Arthritis and Fibromyalgia Support Group: 6:45-8:30 p.m. the first Tuesday of the month. Group is free and open to the public. No reservation required. Participants are responsible for parking costs. Overlake Outpatient Services Conference Room, 1120 112th Ave. N.E., Suite 150, Bellevue. 425-688-5900.

Bereavement Support Group: 7-8:30 p.m. the second and fourth Mondays of the month. Overlake Hospital Medical Center, 1135 116th Ave. N.E., Bellevue. 425-688-5127.

Divorce Lifeline: Lifeline offers adult therapy groups for people dealing with divorce or separation. Call for details. 206-694-5757 or www.divorcelifeline.org.

Eastside Compassionate Friends: 7:30 p.m. the second Thursday of each month. Group welcomes families who have experienced the death of a child of any age. Group has no religious affiliation. Holy Spirit Lutheran Church, 10021 N.E. 124th St., Kirkland. 425-325-0357.

Eastside CHADD: 7-9 p.m. the third Tuesday of the month, September-June (except December). Free support group for children and adults with ADD. Evergreen Hospital Surgery and Physicians Center, Room Tan 101, 12040 N.E. 128th St., Kirkland. www.nwchadd.org.

Eastside PFLAG: 7-9 p.m. the third Thursday of the month. Parents, Family and Friends of Lesbians and Gays meetings are confidential. Group is not associated with any religious organizations. First United Methodist Church, 1934 108th Ave. N.E., Bellevue. 206-325-7724 or www.bellevue-pflag.org.

Eastside Stroke Support Group: 1-2:30 p.m. the first three Mondays of the month. St. Andrew’s Lutheran Church, 2650 148th Ave. S.E., Bellevue. 425-746-8396.

Emergency Feeding Program of Seattle and King County: Offers healthy, nutritionally balanced food packs to families and individuals with immediate need. 206-329-0300 or www.emergencyfeeding.org.

Family Caregivers Support Group: 3-4:30 p.m. the second and fourth Thursdays of the month. Free group is open to anyone caring for an older adult. Overlake Senior Health Center, 1750 112th Ave. N.E., Suite A-101, Bellevue. 425-688-5807.

Gamblers Anonymous: For meeting times and locations, call toll-free national hotline: 888-424-3577.

Hearing Loss Association: 1 p.m. the second Saturday of the month. Lake Sammamish Foursquare Church, 14434 N.E. Eighth Street, Bellevue. 425-746-1074 or e-mail greymare25@aol.com.

HelpLine: Free legal and consumer information for people older than 55. Call 206-448-5720.

Low Vision Support Group: 1:30-3 p.m. the second and fourth Wednesdays of the month. Group offers free resources, education and coping skills. North Bellevue Senior Center, 4063 148th Ave. N.E.

Managing Care at Home: 4:30-6 p.m. Thursdays; 10-11:30 a.m. Fridays. Free question-and-answer sessions for caregivers. Call to register. Overlake Senior Care Office, 1120 112th Ave. N.E., Suite 100, Bellevue. 425-688-5800.

Meals on Wheels: Nutritious, home-delivered frozen meals to home-bound seniors. New selections. 425-452-7681.

NAMI Support Group One: 7:30-9 p.m. the second Wednesday of the month. Room 208, 12700 S.E. 32nd St., Bellevue. 425-443-7202 or 425-747-6142.

NAMI Support Group Two: 7-8:30 p.m. the third Thursday of the month. St. Andrew’s Lutheran Church, Room E, 2650 148th Ave. S.E., Bellevue. 425-865-9839, 206-236-5247 or 206-232-6946.

Recovery International: 7 p.m. Mondays, except holidays. A self-help group for anxiety and depression. All are welcome. 12700 S.E. 32nd St., Room E-208, Bellevue. 425-747-9251 or www.recovery-inc.org.

SHIBA Helpline: Statewide Heath Insurance Benefits Advisors is a network of trained volunteers that assists and advocates for consumer rights and options regarding health insurance, health care access and prescription access. Group is also accepting volunteers. 800-562-6900 or www.insurance.wa.gov.

Spanish Speaking Support Group: 6-7:30 p.m. the third Wednesday of the month. Consejo Counseling. 1412 140th Place N.E., Bellevue. 425-306-3681, 425-885-6264 or e-mail info@nami-eastside.org.

Teen Camp Erin-King County: Applications now being accepted for free weekend camp. Open to teens who have experienced the death of a loved one. Camp provides support, education and opportunities for fun and fellowship to grieving teens. Camp slated for Aug. 22-24 at Camp River Ranch in Carnation. Call for details. 206-749-7689.

Widowed/Grief Support: 7 p.m. Mondays. Pilgrim Lutheran Church, 10420 S.E. 11th St., Bellevue.

Writing Group: 10:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Tuesdays. Discuss your work and sip tea with other writers. Tiger Mountain Tea Company, Gilman Village, 317 N.W. Gilman Blvd., Suite 47, Issaquah. 425-941-2559.

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: 1 and 7 p.m. June 4, volunteer orientation. 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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