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 email@example.com.
Book signings: 7 p.m. April 23, William Dietrich to sign “Rosetta Key”; 7 p.m. April 24, Ashley Nebelsieck and Za Rinpoche to sign “Backdoor to Enlightenment”; 6 p.m. April 25, Mindy Weiss to sign “The Wedding Book.” Free. University Book Store Bellevue, 990 102nd Ave. N.E. 425-462-4500.
BCC Reads! lecture—Timothy Egan: 5:30 p.m. April 23. Egan, author of “The Worst Hard Times,” to speak. Free event includes reception, lecture and book signing. Carlson Theatre at Bellevue Community College, 3000 Landerholm Circle S.E. www.bellevuecollege.eduliberalarts.
Washington Women In Need Bellevue Spring Benefit: 11:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m. April 24. Learn about the needs of low-income women and how Washington Women In Need helps to meet those needs. Free; donations accepted. Meydenbauer Center, 11100 N.E. Sixth St., Bellevue. 425-451-8838 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Bellevue Community College Earth Week: Through April 25. Includes: April 23, children’s recycling parade, free testing for toxins in toys, and lectures; April 24, environmental lectures; April 25, outdoor cleanup project. Call or see Web site for details. 3000 Landerholm Circle S.E., Bellevue. 425-564-3158, www.bcc.ctc.edu or email@example.com.
Oberto BIG Bowl for Kids’ Sake 2008: 1 p.m. April 26. Fundraiser bowl to take place in six Puget Sound-area bowling alleys. Bowling teams, sponsors welcome. Proceeds benefit Big Brothers Big Sisters of Puget Sound. Bellevue location: AMF Sun Villa Lanes, 3080 148th Ave. S.E., Bellevue. 206-763-9060, ext. 245, www.bbbs.org/pugetsound or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Career workshops: 10:30-11:20 a.m. April 24, “Cover Letter Review”; 10:30-11:20 a.m. May 15, “Do More Than Survive, Make a Difference”; 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 email@example.com.
Basic mediation training: Starts 6-9 p.m. April 24. Free 40-hour course open to those who live, work, or attend school in Bellevue. Includes conflict theory, communication skills building and mediation techniques. Registration required. Bellevue City Hall, Room 3W-119, 450 110th Ave. N.E. 425-452-4091 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Housing Seminar: 9:15 a.m.-2:15 p.m. April 24. 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.
“Planning for Financial Success”: 9:30 a.m.-1 p.m. April 26. Learn to set and reach financial goals. Class open to ages 18 and older. Interpreters and childcare available with advance request. Free; registration required. Hopelink, 14812 Main St., Bellevue. 425-644-7911 or www.hope-link.org/gethelp/classes.
Northwest Branch of the Theosophical Society: 7:30-8:45 p.m. April 24. Topic: “Magic and Mystery of Numbers.” Free. Bellevue Regional Library, 1111 110th Ave. N.E., Bellevue. 425-644-7725.
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.email@example.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.
World Peace Meditation group: 7-8:30 p.m. the second and fourth Thursdays of the month. Class uses musical massage sound therapy. Bellevue Unity Church, 16330 N.E. Fourth St.
“Expecting Multiples”: 7-9 p.m. April 23 and 30. Parents-to-be can spend two evenings with a nurse, discussing the challenges of pregnancy, postpartum depression and more. $60 per couple; registration required. 1035 116th Ave. N.E., Bellevue. 425-688-5269 or www.overlakehospital.org/classes.
Blood drives in Bellevue: 10 a.m.-4 p.m. April 24 at Sunset North, 3180 139th Ave. S.E.; 8 a.m.-2 p.m. For Puget Sound Blood Center. 800-398-7888 or www.psbc.org.
“Bringing Baby Home”: 9 a.m.-4 p.m. April 26 and May 2. Workshop teaches couples how to better understand their relationship dynamics so they can cope with challenges and rewards that arrive when baby comes home. $150 per couple; registration required. 425-688-5269 or www.overlakehospital.org/classes.
“Too Tired—Excessive Daytime Sleepiness & Fatigue”: 7-8:30 p.m. April 28. Dr. Chester Gall to present reasons one might feel chronically tired, what symptoms to watch for in case there’s something more serious going on and how to get a better night’s sleep. Free. Registration required. Overlake Hospital Conference Center, 1035 116th Ave. N.E., Bellevue. 425-688-5259.
Cancer Prevention and Survival Cooking Course: 2-4 p.m. Mondays through May 5. Participants will learn how a low-fat vegetarian diet helps to prevent and fight cancer. Free; registration required. Overlake Hospital Medical Center, 1135 116th Ave. N.E., Suite 240, Bellevue. 425-688-5816.
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.
Bellevue City Council: 8 p.m. the first and third Mondays of the month, except August and December. Council Chambers at Bellevue City Hall, 450 110th Ave. N.E.