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Travel and Leisure Auction: 6 p.m. May 3. Features hors d’oeuvres, dinner, dancing and auction. Presented by the Margaret E. Martindale Guild of Bellevue. Proceeds benefit the Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center. Cost: $125. The Golf Club at Newcastle, 15500 Six Penny Lane, Newcastle. 206-667-2980 or www.fhcrc.org/travelandleisure.
Spiritridge Elementary Benefit Dinner and Auction: 5:30 p.m. May 3. Cost: $50-$75. Red Lion Hotel Bellevue, 11211 Main St. 425-456-5900 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
“Casino Royale” benefit evening: 5:30-11 p.m. May 10. $250. Proceeds benefit the Boys & Girls Clubs of Bellevue. Hilton Hotel Bellevue, 300 112th Ave. S.E. 425-454-6162, ext. 20, or email@example.com.
“Let Every Child Shine”: 6:30 p.m. May 10. Benefit event features musicians and artists Emanuel and Lenore Vardi performing, speaking and displaying their artwork. Proceeds benefit art programs for special needs children. Cost: $50. Emerald Ballet Theatre, 12368 Northup Way, Bellevue. 425- 883-3405, 206-236-8607 or www.emeraldballet.org.
Overlake Hospital Bandage Ball—“Whirlygig”: 5:30 p.m. May 17. Features reception, dinner, and live and silent auctions. Proceeds will go toward building a helipad on the hospital campus. Meydenbauer Center, 11100 N.E. Sixth St., Bellevue. 425-688-5529 or www.overlakehospital.org.
2008 Drive for Dreams Golf Classic: May 19. Golf tee-off, 11:30 a.m.; dinner and auction, 5 p.m. Presented by Overlake Service League. Proceeds benefit Focus on Youth programs for students in Bellevue. The Golf Club at Newcastle, 15500 Six Penny Lane, Newcastle. 425-451-1175 or www.overlakeserviceleague.org.
“Vaccinations—Are They Really Safe and Effective?”: 6:30-8 p.m. April 30. $20 per family; registration requested. Chiropractic USA, 410 Bellevue Way S.E., Suite 202, Bellevue. 425-454-2311 or www.chirousawa.com.
Ikebana (Japanese floral art) class: 10 a.m.-noon Thursdays through May 1 and May 8-June 5. $76, plus materials. South Bellevue Community Center, 14509 S.E. Newport Way, Bellevue. 425-452-4240.
Evergreen Speech and Hearing Clinic Literacy Program: 11 a.m. Thursdays May 1-29, and 11 a.m. May 10. Open to parents to learn how to read with their children. Free. University Book Store Bellevue, 990 102nd Ave. N.E. 425-462-4500.
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, firstname.lastname@example.org or www.bellewoodpca.org.
Bible Study Fellowship: 9:15-11:15 a.m. May 1 and 8. Introduction meetings for fall classes. All are welcome. No childcare. Westminster Chapel, 13646 N.E. 24th St., Bellevue. 425-455-2169.
Church Rummage Sale: 9 a.m.-3 p.m. May 2-3. Lunch, pie and coffee available for purchase. Proceeds benefit worldwide outreach projects. First United Methodist Church of Bellevue, 1934 108th Ave. N.E.
Blood drives in Bellevue: 8:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m. May 1 at Forest Ridge High School, 4800 139th Ave. S.E.; 9 a.m.-3 p.m. May 2 at Guidant Financial Group, 13122 N.E. 20th St., Suite 100. For information, call Puget Sound Blood Center. 800-398-7888 or www.psbc.org.
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.
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 Breakfast Rotary Club: 7 a.m. Fridays. Glendale Country Club, 13440 Main St., Bellevue. www.bbrc.net.
Kiwanis Club of Bellevue: Noon Thursdays. Speakers: May 1, Peter Nault. Crab Pot Restaurant, 2 Lake Bellevue Drive, Bellevue. 425-453-9948.
Mothers and Others: 9:30 -11:30 a.m. Mondays. 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.
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.
Seattle Chapter Brandeis University National Women’s Committee: 11:45 a.m. May 1. Luncheon to honor Gail Levin, this year’s Elsa K. Levinson Award winner. Cost: $30; registration required by April 30. Bellevue Hilton, 300 112th Ave. S.E., Bellevue. 425–827-5318.
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.
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.