Calendar Submissions

Calendar Submissions

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


“Looking Back, Soaring Forward” Eastgate Elementary Open House: 6-8 p.m. May 30. Alumni and community members welcome to take a last stroll through the school before the building demolition in June. Memory books will be available, along with refreshments, music and a school memories slide show. Photos welcome: send to Eastgate Elementary School, 4255 153rd Ave. S.E., Bellevue.

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.

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 Bring outdated computer and other electronic equipment for recycling.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.

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


Career workshops: 12:30-2 p.m. May 28. Topic: “Salary Negotiation.” Free. Bellevue Community College Career Center, 3000 Landerholm Circle S.E. 425-564-2279 or

Evergreen Speech and Hearing Clinic Literacy Program: 11 a.m. May 29. Open to parents to learn how to read with their children. Free. University Book Store Bellevue, 990 102nd Ave. N.E. 425-462-4500.

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

“Busy Moms—Take Time for Yourself ” workshop: 9:30-11 a.m. June 2; 7-8:30 p.m. June 10. Life coach will offer practical strategies for controlling one’s schedule and minimizing stress. Cost: Free; registration required. Panera Bread meeting room, 17262 Redmond Way, Redmond. 425-533-4377.

“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

“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

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

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, or


Buddhist Meditation Classes: 7:30-9 p.m. May 28, “Improving Family Relationships”; 3-4:30 p.m. Sundays, June 1-22, “Compassion and Wisdom”; 7:30-9 p.m. Wednesdays, June 4-25, “Six Practices for Daily Life.” $5-$10. Northwest Arts Center, 9825 N.E. 24th St., Bellevue. 206 526-9565 or

Adult Forum: 10:20 a.m. Sundays. Topic: June 1, “The Age Wave Revolution: Successful Aging and the Transformation of Senior Services”; June 8, ““Ministry to Families at the Family and Adult Service Center.” Fireside Room at Grace Lutheran Church, 9625 N.E. Eighth St., Bellevue. 425-747-5924 or

Bellevue Zen Sitting Group: 7:30-9:30 a.m. Saturdays. $5-$15 suggested donation for drop-ins. Academy of Koei-Kan Karate-Do, 1910 132nd Ave. N.E., Suite 11, Bellevue. 425-753-5084 or

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

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.


National Senior Health & Fitness Day Celebration: 8:30 a.m.-9 p.m. May 28. Adults 55 and older can try out fitness classes and learn about healthy aging. Free. South Bellevue Community Center, 14509 S.E. Newport Way, Bellevue. 425-452-4240.

Blood drives in Bellevue: 9 a.m.-3 p.m. May 30, Symetra Financial Center, 777 108th Ave. N.E.; 8 a.m.-2 p.m. June 2 at Bellevue High School, 601 108th Ave. S.E.; 2-8 p.m. June 2 at St. Louise Catholic Church, 141 156th Ave. S.E. For Puget Sound Blood Center. 800-398-7888 or

Beginning Yang-style tai chi class: 9:45-10:45 a.m. Saturdays, May 31-June 28 and Mondays, June 2-June 23. South Bellevue Community Center, 14509 S.E. Newport Way, Bellevue. 425-452-4240.

“Coping with Fatigue in MS through Exercise”: 6:30-8:30 p.m. June 4. $10 per person; $15 per couple. Registration required. North Bellevue Community Center, 4063 148th Ave. N.E. 206-633-2606.

“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.