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.
Arthritis Walk planning meeting: 5:30 p.m. June 18. Volunteers welcome to join planning committee for Oct. 11 Arthritis Walk. Pagliacci Pizza, 563 Bellevue Square, Bellevue.
Jewish Day School Carnival: 5-8 p.m. June 18. Features food, entertainment and games for children of all ages. Event celebrates opening of school’s new athletic center. Free. 15749 N.E. Fourth St., Bellevue. 425-460-0242, email@example.com or www.jds.org.
Family Movie Afternoon: 2-4 p.m. June 18, “Winged Migration.” All ages are welcome; ages 12 and younger must be accompanied by an adult. Free; advance registration required. Lewis Creek Visitor Center, 5808 Lakemont Blvd. S.E., Bellevue. 425-452-4195.
Natural Spa Grand Opening and Gallery night: 6 p.m. June 21. Features works by several local artists, including Jennifer Culp, Vlad Melnicenco and Mia Yoshihara-Bradshaw. Cost: Free. 13620 N.E. 20th St., Suite D, Bellevue. 425-643-2007 or www.naturalspabellevue.com.
Planetarium Shows: 6:30, 7:30 and 8:30 p.m. June 21. Shows will demonstrate BCC’s new digital star projector, a “Digistar 3.” No late admittance to showings. $2; tickets must be purchased in advance at college bookstore. Bellevue Community College’s Willard Geer Planetarium, 3000 Landerholm Circle S.E., Bellevue. www.bellevuecollege.edu.
Children’s Ride 13 Dinner Gala and Auction: 6 p.m. June 27. Presented by V Twin Magazine. $150. Hyatt Regency Hotel, 900 Bellevue Way N.E., Bellevue. 206-987-4876 or www.childrens-ride.com.
Sleep Country USA New Clothing Drive: Through July 20. Donors can bring new clothing items for foster children to any Sleep Country location. Locations: www.sleepcountry.com.
Crossroads Farmers Market: Noon-5 p.m. Tuesdays through Oct. 7. Crossroads Bellevue mall, 156th Avenue Northeast and Northeast Eighth Street, Bellevue.
Bellevue Farmers Market: 3-7 p.m. Thursdays through Oct. 9. 1717 Bellevue Way N.E.
“Safe Surfing—Old Threats, New Technologies”: 7-9 p.m. June 18. Learn about what dangers are out there, strategies for responding to online dangers, and tips and tools to help kids safe. Presented by Youth Eastside Services as part of its 2008 Microsoft Parenting Lifeline Community Speakers Series. Free. Interlake High School, 16245 N.E. 24th St., Bellevue. 425-747-4937 or www.youtheastsideservices.org.
“Golf Rules and Etiquette”: 6-8 p.m. June 26. Evening features seminar, socializing and shopping. Cost: $10; registration required by June 22. Sturtevant’s, 1100 Bellevue Way N.E., Bellevue. www.ewgaseattle.org.
P.E.A.C.E. of Mind class: 9 p.m. June 30. Learn tips and tools for keeping children safe and for talking to them about personal safety. Cost: $15; registration requested. Smith & Zuccarini, 2155 112th Ave. N.E., Bellevue. 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.
Redmond Toddler Group: Parent-child program with art, music, play and parent education has openings in pre-toddler, toddler and family classes. Lake Washington Technical College Marymoor branch, 6505 176th Ave. N.E., Redmond. 425-869-5605 or www.redmondtoddler.org.
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.
Adult Forum: 10:20 a.m. June 22. Topic: “Introduction to Faith Formation.” Fireside Room of Grace Lutheran Church, 9625 N.E. Eighth St., Bellevue. email@example.com or 425-747-5924.
Buddhist Meditation Classes: 3-4:30 p.m. Sundays through June 22, “Compassion and Wisdom”; 7:30-9 p.m. Wednesdays through June 25, “Six Practices for Daily Life.” $5-$10. Northwest Arts Center, 9825 N.E. 24th St., Bellevue. 206 526-9565 or www.MeditateEastside.org.
“Did Jesus Travel to India?”: 1-4 p.m. July 13. All are welcome for discussion. South Bellevue Community Center, 14509 S.E. Newport Way, Bellevue. 425-531-4184 or www.alislam.org.
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 www.zen.meetup.com/10.
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.firstname.lastname@example.org.
Journey of Faith Class: 7 p.m. Wednesdays. All are welcome. Library at Grace Lutheran Church, 9625 N.E. Eighth St., Bellevue. 425-454-4344 or email@example.com.
Prayer and devotional gathering: 7:30 p.m. the second Friday of the month. Eastside Baha’i Center, 16007 N.E. Eighth St., Bellevue. firstname.lastname@example.org.
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.
“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.
Blood drives in Bellevue: 10 a.m.-4 p.m. June 26 at Sunset North, 3180 139th Ave. S.E.; 10 a.m.-3 p.m. June 29 at Bellevue International High School parking lot, 445 128th Ave. S.E.; 9 a.m.-3 p.m. July 1 at Bellefield Office Park, 1745 114th Ave. S.E.; 8 a.m.-2 p.m. July 1 at Puget Sound Energy Building, 10885 N.E. Fourth St.; 9 a.m.-3 p.m. July 7 at City Center Bellevue, 500 108th Ave. N.E. For Puget Sound Blood Center. 800-398-7888 or www.psbc.org.
First Aid and CPR classes: July 8 and 10; Aug. 5 and 7. Call for times, details. Cost: $50 for both First Aid and CPR. Prevention MD, 14681 N.E. 95th St., Redmond. 425-739-0700, ext. 204.
NW Crossfit classes: 10 and 11 a.m. Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays. Small group classes open to adults of all ages and ability levels. 12121 Northup Way, Suite 105, Bellevue. 253-677-0281 or www.nwcrossfitbellevue.com.
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.
TOPS (Take Off Pounds Sensibly): 10 a.m. Mondays. Cost: $6 per month. St. Peter’s United Methodist Church, 17222 N.E. Eighth St., Bellevue. 425-861-0645, 425-895-0858 or www.tops.org.
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 Regional Library, 1111 110th Ave. N.E. 425-450-1765 or www.kcls.org. Events include:
• Bellevue Friends of the Library Book Group: 10 a.m. June 18. Topic: “Surveillance” by Jonathan Raban.
• Rita Hug and the Juggle Bugs: 11 a.m. June 21. See the amazing circus skills of Rita Hug, the Reading Bug. Presented by Linda Severt.
• Meet the Author—Jennifer Worick: 7 p.m. June 23. Worick to discuss, sign her book, “Backcountry Betty: Roughing It in Style.”
• Meet the Author— Sandra Gulland: 7 p.m. June 25. Gulland to discuss, sign her book, “Mistress of the Sun.”
• “Cinderella and the Bug Brigade”: 11 a.m. June 26. Presented by Mary Shaver Marionettes.
• Meet the Author— Aaron Elkins: 1:30 p.m. July 11. Elkins to reads from and sign his book, “Uneasy Relations.”
• “Catch the Reading Bug” 2008 Summer Reading Program: Through Aug. 31. Pick up booklets at the library.
• Citizenship preparation class: 7 p.m. Mondays. Free individualized help with all stages of the process of becoming a United States citizen, from completing the application forms to preparing for a successful interview. Drop-ins welcome. Call for details.
• Computer classes: Library offers computer classes at various times. Call for details.
• Talk Time: 1:30 p.m. Mondays; 10:30 a.m. Thursdays; 10 a.m. Saturdays. Improve your speaking and listening skills in this English conversation group.
• English as a Second Language: 10 a.m. Mondays and Wednesdays; 2 p.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays. Free class to learn English grammar, reading, writing and conversation skills, taught by Bellevue Community College. Placement test is required.
• Story times: Library offers story times for infants through preschoolers, as well as family and foreign language story times. Call for details.
Lake Hills Library, 15228 Lake Hills Blvd., Bellevue. 425-747-3350 or www.kcls.org. Events include:
• Teen Anime and Manga Appreciation Club: 3:30 p.m. June 18.
• Strategic Gaming Club: 3 p.m. June 19.
• Talk Time: 7 p.m. Thursdays through June 19. Improve your speaking and listening skills in this English conversation group.
• “Bayou Bug Tales”: 1 p.m. June 21. Presented by Last Leaf Theater Productions.
• “Meet the Beetles”: 3 p.m. June 21. Story time about a group of beetle friends who dream of becoming rock stars.
• Game On!: 3:30 p.m. June 26. Teens can play “Dance Dance Revolution,” “Guitar Hero” and Nintendo Wii games.
• Ladybug One: 4 p.m. June 27. Music and stories presented by Harmonica Pocket.
• Illustrate Dragonflies and Butterflies: 7 p.m. June 30. Open to ages 7 and older to learn drawing and painting techniques with Molly Hashimoto. Registration required.
• “Catch the Reading Bug” 2008 Summer Reading Program: Through Aug. 31. Pick up booklets at the library.
• Citizenship Class: 1 p.m. Mondays and Wednesdays.
• Story times: Library offers story times for infants through preschoolers. Call for details.
• Study Zone Volunteers: Volunteer tutors needed to help students in kindergarten-12th grade with homework for two hours per week. Call for details: 425-369-3312.
Library Connection @ Crossroads, 15600 N.E. Eighth St., Suite K-11, Bellevue. 425-644-6203. Events include:
• “Catch the Reading Bug” 2008 Summer Reading Program: Through Aug. 31. Pick up booklets at the library.
• English for Spanish Speakers: 4 p.m. Mondays and Wednesdays. Free class for adults. Children’s story time offered during class.
• Story times: Library offers story times for preschoolers, and for foreign language speakers (Mandarin and Spanish).
Newport Way Library, 14250 S.E. Newport Way, Bellevue. 425-747-2390 or www.kcls.org. Events include:
• Newport Way Book Group: 7:30 p.m. the third Monday of the month. Registration recommended.
• Game On!: 2:30 p.m. Wednesdays. Middle through high school students can play video games at the library.
• Study Hall: 3:30 p.m. Mondays-Tuesdays and Thursdays. Open to teenagers.
• Talk Time: 10 a.m. Mondays. Improve your speaking and listening skills in this English conversation group.
• Story times: Library offers story times for children, families and foreign language speakers.
48th District GOP: 7 p.m. the fourth Tuesday of the month. New members welcome. North Bellevue Community Center, 4063 148th Ave. N.E., Bellevue. www.48gop.com.
American Association of Individual Investors: 7 p.m. July 16. Bimonthly meeting. Speaker: Gary Zimmerman to discuss “Current Economic Conditions.” Mercer View Community Center, 2040 84th Ave. S.E., Mercer Island.
American Society of Women Accountants Bellevue Chapter: 6-8:30 p.m. the third Tuesday of the month. $12-$25. Registration required. Coast Bellevue Hotel, 625 116th Ave. N.E., Bellevue. 206-714-4867 or email@example.com.
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 Sons of Italy: 6:30 p.m. the third Wednesday of the month. 6:30 p.m., social time; 7 p.m. meeting, followed by dinner. Holy Family Catholic Church social hall, 7355 120th Ave. N.E., Kirkland. 425-649-2250 or www.osiaglnw.org.
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.
Dollmaker’s Official Lively Ladies Society (D.O.L.L.S.): 6:30 p.m. meeting once a month; date changes monthly. Open to dollmakers in all media and of all experience levels. Bring ideas for future projects. Call for meeting dates. Quiltmakers Northwest, 145 106th Ave. N.E., Bellevue. firstname.lastname@example.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 Boeing Bluebills: 10:15 a.m.-noon the third Wednesday of the month. Group consists of retiree volunteers who assist charities and the needy. A variety of volunteer and social activities is available. Bellevue Regional Library, 1111 110th Ave. N.E. 425-235-3847.
Eastside “Cashflow” Club: 630 p.m. every other Friday or Saturday. All are welcome to come play the “Cashflow” board game and learn about investing and financial literacy in a fun way. Call for location. 425-458-8545 or email@example.com.
Eastside Genealogical Society: 7 p.m. the second Thursday of the month. All are welcome to attend and learn how to search for family. Also: 7-9 p.m. Tuesdays and 1-3 p.m. Wednesdays, genealogy help offered. Bellevue Regional Library, 1111 110th Ave. N.E., Bellevue. 425-747-6926 or www.rootsweb.com/~wakcegs/.
Eastside Quilters: 10 a.m. and 7 p.m. the third Thursday of the month. St. Andrew’s Lutheran Church, 2650 148th Ave. S.E., Bellevue. www.eastsidequilters.com.
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. Group is part of the Eastside Genealogical Society. Bellevue Crossroads Community Room, 15600 N.E. Eighth St., Bellevue. www.rootsweb.com/~wakcegs/.
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, firstname.lastname@example.org or www.washtpa.org.
Kiwanis Club of Bellevue: Noon Thursdays. Speakers: June 19, Bellevue Police Chief Linda Pillow; June 26, guest speaker to discuss recruiting for today’s military. Crab Pot Restaurant, 2 Lake Bellevue Drive, Bellevue. 425-453-9948.
Mothers and Others: 9:30 -11:30 a.m. Mondays. Topics: June 23, summer play date picnics in the park. 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.
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.
Newcomers and New Friends of Greater Seattle: The second Wednesday of the month. Lunch meetings held at various locations throughout the Puget Sound. Call for details. 425-778-8608 or www.seattlenewcomers.com.
Northwest Branch of the Theosophical Society: 7:30-8:45 p.m. July 10. Topic: “Understanding, Tolerance, Respect.” Free. Bellevue Regional Library, 1111 110th Ave. N.E., Bellevue. 425-644-7725.
Office Support Services Association: 6-8:30 p.m. the second Wednesday of the month. Guests are welcome. For location and membership details, see Web site. www.ossa-wa.org or email@example.com.
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.
Soroptimist International of Bellevue Metropolitan: 12:30 p.m. the third Friday of the month. Bellevue Regional Library, 1111 110th Ave. N.E., Bellevue. Also: 5 p.m. the first Thursday of the month. Group meets at various local restaurants. Call for location. 425-830-6538.
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.
Tyee High School Class of 1968 40-year Reunion: 6-10 p.m. July 19. Cost: $45. Atrium at Seattle Airport Marriott, 3201 S. 176th St., SeaTac. www.classmates.com.
Tahoma Senior High Class of 1998 Reunion: 7 p.m. July 19. Class members asked to register via e-mail, and to pass on the information to other classmates. Reunion location: Snoqualmie Pass. firstname.lastname@example.org.
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. email@example.com 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 http://hazenclassof88.myevent.com.
Auburn High School Class of 1958 50-year Reunion: Aug. 1-3. Call for details. 253-833-3845.
Auburn High School Multi-Class Reunion: Aug. 2-3. Reunion for classes 1956-1960 includes a picnic at Game Farm Park and dinner at Muckleshoot Casino Saturday, and a day at Emerald Downs on Sunday. 253-833-3845.
Inglemoor High School Class of 1968 40-year Reunion: Aug. 22-24. Includes: Friday, informal gathering at Dick’s Drive-In, Lake City; Saturday, day at the races at Emerald Downs, Auburn; Sunday, tour of Inglemoor and picnic at Rhododendron Park, Kenmore. E-mail for details. firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com.
Renton High School Class of 1948 60-year Reunion: Aug. 24. Call for details. Renton Senior Activity Center, 211 Burnett Ave. N., Renton. 425-255-2923.
Highline High School Class of 1953 55-year reunion: 5-11 p.m. Sept. 5. Call for details. Tukwila Doubletree Guest Suites, 16500 Southcenter Parkway. 206-948-8227 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Kent-Meridian High School Class of 1968 40th Class Reunion: Sept. 13. Fairwood Golf and County Club, 17070 140th Ave. S.E., Renton. www.reunionsunlimited.com.
Tahoma High School Class of 1983 25-year Reunion: Sept. 19-21. Includes classmates-only get together Friday night at Swinging Arm Bar and Grill, Black Diamond; alumni and spouses dinner Saturday at Muckleshoot Casino, Auburn; picnic Sunday. See Web site or e-mail for details. www.classmates.com or DTvedt@aol.com.
Kentridge Class of ’78 Reunion: Oct. 3-4. See Web site for details. www.krclassof78.com.
Bothell High Class of 1978 30th Year Reunion: Oct. 10-11. Oct. 10: Alumni-only event at Big Daddy’s Place Bar & Grill, 17626 140th Ave. N.E., Woodinville. Oct. 11: Alumni and spouse event at Russell’s Dining and Bar, 3305 Monte Villa Parkway, Bothell. 425-483-2233 or email@example.com.
Renton High School Class of 58 Reunion: Oct. 25. Spirit of Washington Event Center, 233 Burnett Ave. S., Renton. 425-255-5023 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
USS Missouri 35th Veterans Reunion: Aug. 28-Sept. 1. For BB-63. Veterans, family and friends welcome. Reunion will take place in San Antonio, Texas. 203-281-4693, 803-469-3579 or email@example.com.
USS Maddox Destroyer Association Reunion: Sept. 3-7. For DD-168, DD-622 and DD-731. Reunion will take place in Oklahoma City, OK. For details, contact Cliff Gillespie at 337-616-8450 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
USS Hollister Destroyer Reunion: Sept. 17-21 in Branson, Mo. For DD-788. For details, contact Nelda Rupp. 503-656-4949 or email@example.com.
82nd Airborne Division Association reunions: Association is seeking veterans from the 82nd Airborne Division to join in conventions and other special events throughout the country. Call or e-mail for details: 937-898-5977 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Military reunions: October, 2008, reunion for the former crew of the USS Yancey (AKA-93) in Seattle. For details, contact George Clifton, 708-425-8531 or email@example.com. June 24, 2009, reunion for former crewmen from the USS England (DLG/CG-22) in Seattle. For details contact Dennis O’Brien, 714-961-6840 or firstname.lastname@example.org. Veterans can find information about upcoming reunions across the country through Military Locator and Reunion Service. Call 828-256-6008 or visit www.mlrsinc.com.
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 email@example.com.
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/Bellevue 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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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 email@example.com.
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.
US-TOO! Prostate Cancer Support Group: 7-9 p.m. Tuesdays. Prostate cancer patients, partners and interested parties welcome to attend for information, support and friendship. Lincoln Business Center, 555 116th Ave. N.E., Suite 125, Bellevue. 425-369-2552.
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.
City of Bellevue Volunteer Opportunities
Volunteers needed to help with various city events and programs throughout the summer. Events and registration contact information include:
• 24-Hour Relay Challenge: June 21 and 23. Volunteers are needed for chaperone duties, event set up and take down, and crowd control. 425-864-2875 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
• Kid’s Mini Marathon: 10:30 a.m.-1 p.m. June 29. Volunteers needed throughout event at Bellevue Downtown Park. 425-452-4627.
• Eastside Heritage Center’s Bellevue Strawberry Festival: 10 a.m.-8 p.m. June 28; 10 a.m.-5 p.m. June 29. Crossroads International Park. email@example.com.
• Family 4th: July 4. Volunteers needed for community celebration; advance registration required. 425-452-4106 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
• Perennial Potting at the Bellevue Botanical Garden: 11 a.m.-4 p.m. July 13. Volunteers can help lift, clean, divide and pot plants for reuse in borders. Lunch provided. 425-452-2750.
• Northwest Arts and Crafts Fair: July 25-27. Bellevue Botanical Garden Society is looking for additional volunteers to help staff the NW Arts and Craft Fair artists break area. Flexible shifts available. 425-451-3755 or email@example.com.
• Volunteer Canoe Guides: Ongoing. Share your expertise in a beautiful, natural environment by providing canoe tours of the Mercer Slough Nature Park. 425-452-4195.
• Downtown Transit Center Community Police Station Volunteers: Ongoing. Volunteers answer phones, assist walk-in visitors, and help the station officer with special projects and community events. Volunteers work one four-hour shift each week. Must be 21 or older, have a customer-service background and be able to pass background checks. 425-452-6017.
• Specialized Recreation Programs: Ongoing. Volunteers needed to help out with specialized recreation programs at Highland Center. Help is needed in after school programs for children with developmental disabilities, as well as evening programs for adults with developmental disabilities. Classes include sports, cooking, dance, fitness, drama and cheerleading. 425-452-7686.
• Police car drivers wanted: Ongoing. 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.
AFS Student Exchange Program: Host families needed to house high school exchange students for the 2008-2009 school year. Call or see Web site for details. 800-237-4636 or www.afs.org.
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 firstname.lastname@example.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 email@example.com.
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 firstname.lastname@example.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; email@example.com; 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: 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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
Hopelink: 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, email@example.com 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 firstname.lastname@example.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 email@example.com.
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, firstname.lastname@example.org 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.