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 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.
Mother’s Day Tea and Fashion Show: 1-4 p.m. May 11. Features silent auction, tea and fashion show. Proceeds benefit local children’s charities. Cost: $15-$30. Redmond Town Center Marriott, 7401 164th Ave. N.E., Redmond. 425-869-6548 or www.marriottbizcouncil.com/mdt/mdtindex1.html.
Book signings: 7 p.m. May 14, Jane Porter to sign “Mrs. Perfect”; 6:30 p.m. July 23, Garth Stein to sign “The Art of Racing in the Rain.” Free. University Book Store Bellevue, 990 102nd Ave. N.E. 425-462-4500.
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.
Career workshops: 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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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 email@example.com.
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, firstname.lastname@example.org or www.bellewoodpca.org.
“Downsizing and Beyond” retirement forum and luncheon: Noon May 12. Discussion of retirement-related questions sponsored by the church’s Older Adults Ministries. All are welcome. Cost: $5 donation; reservations required. Bellevue First United Methodist Church, 1934 108th Ave. N.E. 425-454-2059.
Eastside Interfaith Social Concerns Council: Noon-1:30 p.m. May 13. Topic: “Girl Scout Council of Western Washington: Empowering Girls for Community Action.” Light lunch available. St. Luke’s Lutheran Church, 3030 Bellevue Way N.E., Bellevue. 425-747-5924 or email@example.com.
Northwest Branch of the Theosophical Society: 7:30-8:45 p.m. May 15. Topic: “Facing Illness.” Free. Bellevue Regional Library, 1111 110th Ave. N.E. 425-644-7725.
“Understanding Dementia and Memory Loss in Your Aging Parents”: 7-9 p.m. May 14. $10; advance registration recommended. Temple B’nai Torah, 15727 N.E. Fourth St., Bellevue. 206-861-8784 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
“Brain Attack—What You Should Know about Stroke”: 6:30-8 p.m. May 14. Dr. Henry Williams to discuss ways to decrease one’s chances of brain attack and what symptoms to watch for. Free for YMCA members; $5 for non-members. Registration required. Bellevue YMCA, 14230 Bellevue-Redmond Road. 425-688-5259.
Beginning Yang-style tai chi class: 9:45-10:45 a.m. Mondays through May 19 or Saturdays through May 24. South Bellevue Community Center, 14509 S.E. Newport Way, Bellevue. 425-452-4240.
“A Matter of Balance”: 10 a.m.-noon Wednesdays and Fridays, June 18-July 16. Learn simple exercises to increase strength and balance, and reduce the risk of dangerous falls. $15; registration required. Bellevue Community College North Campus, 10700 Northup Way, Bellevue. 425-688-5800.
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.
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 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.