Northwest Prime Time Calendar of Events
Senior Center Donations
Consider a donation to your local senior center! Southeast Seattle Senior Center is working to raise $35,000 by May 31 to continue social work services to seniors. For more info, call 206-722-0317 or visit www.sessc.org
Changing Aging Tour
May 2-3 blends storytelling, live music, medical science and visual effect covering aging, 2 topics & an interactive lobby experience in between, May 2 at Pierce College in Puyallup; May 3 at Town Hall Seattle; 2:30-4:30 .“Disrupt Dementia”; 7-8:30pm “Life’s Most Dangerous Game” $20, or both for $30. https://changingaging.org/tour/
May 2, 6, 10, 13, 15, 18, free screening and discussions of PBS documentary about living the good life till the very end, various Pierce County libraries, 253-798-4600 www.co.pierce.wa.us/1986/Aging-Disability-Resources
Join other people over age 50 for facilitated discussions on interesting topics: May 5 at 1:30pm “Who Knows You?” Issaquah Library, 10 W. Sunset Way, 425-392-5430; May 10 at 1:30pm“Dreaming Our Future” Providence Point, 4134-!, Providence Drive SE, Issaquah, 425-392-9483; May 22 at 2pm “Looking Forward – ‘Futuring’ Realistically, Redmond Library, 15990 NE 85th St, 425-885-1861; May 23 at >2pm “Calming Down – What’s Stress Got to Do With It” Richmond Beach Library, 19601 21st Ave NW, Shoreline 206-362-7550; May 4 at 1pm “Gratitude: More Than Counting Blessings” and May 11 at 1pm “Living Our Legacy – How do You Want to be Remembered?” both at Wesley Homes, 816 S. 216th St, Des Moines, 206-824-500Wisdom Cafés are sponsored by King County Libraries.
Dementia-Friendly Art Classes
May 5, 10:30am, dance, poetry, music and art for those with memory loss, Bothell Library, 18215 98th Ave NE, for info & RSVP call Wendy, 425-369- 3285.
Meet Me at the Movies
May 6, 3pm, designed for those with memory loss, short film clips followed by audience discussion and reminiscence, Bothell Library, 18215 98th Ave NE, for info call Wendy, 425-369-3285.
Discovery Park Senior Scholars
May 11, 18, 25, 9:30am-2pm, join the group for birdwatching, to learn about trees & shrubs, or explore the extra-low tide, $20 each or 3 for $45, sponsored by Seattle Parks & AARP, registration and info Cheryl 206-615-0619.
Aviation History-The Legacy of Apollo
May 11, 7pm, A look back at the Apollo program’s challenges & accomplishments by Tony Gondola from the Museum of Flight, $2, Des Moines Activity Center, 2045 S. 216th St, 206-878-1642.
Free Hearing Event
May 16-18, celebrate Better Hearing & Speech month with demos of the newest hearing aids, free hearing consultations with audiologists, at all 3 Evergreen Speech & Hearing locations in Redmond, Bellevue & Kirkland, 425-882-4347, www.everhear.com
Shoreline-LFP Senior Center
May 12 Karaoke/Bingo RSVP; May 16, 10:30-11:30am discussion on caring for older adults; May 23-June 27, 10am-12:30pm Living Well with Chronic Conditions, 206-365-1536, 18560 1st Ave NE, Shoreline, 206-365-1536, www.shorelinelfpseniorcenter.org
Northshore Senior Center
May 13, 5:30-9pm, dinner & auction fundraiser for senior center, $75 425-487-2441; May 19, 6-9pm World Dance Party – learn dances from Denmark, Cambodia and more free, bring potluck dish 425-286-1029; ongoing “Rock Steady Boxing” no-contact low-impact boxing designed to help those with Parkinson’s 425-488-4821; 10201 E Riverside Dr, Bothell.
Imposter Fraud Prevention
May 17, 9am-1pm, join Washington State Attorney General and experts from AARP Fraud Watch Network, Microsoft, the Federal Trade Commission and BECU to learn how to spot and avoid the latest imposter scams, Brockey Conference Ctrr at South Seattle College, 6000 16th Ave SW, lunch included, free but RSVP 1-877-926-8300, www.aarp.org/seattle
May 17, 12:30pm, discussion on wills, power of attorney, living wills, community property and more, presented by Senior Rights Assistance, SeaTac Community Center, 13735 24th Ave S, 206-973-4680.
Free Oral Screen for 65+
May 20, in addition to the free 10 minute screening of teeth, gums and dentures by dental hygienists, receive $20 Visa gift card, dental care kit, dental resources, free but RSVP 425-670-5050, Lynnwood Senior Center, 19000 44th Ave W, Lynnwood.
SE Seattle Senior Center
May 21, 3-6pm, enjoy the smooth sounds of Lonnie Williams at the senior center’s “Indigo Room” $15-$20, 4655 S Holly St, Seattle, 206-722-0317, www.sessc.org
May 23, 2-3:30pm, small group discussion on stress, resilience, tips for managing stress, Richmond Beach Library, 19601 21st Ave NW, Shoreline, 206-546-3522
May 24, 10am, strategies to maximize your house’s marketability and how to make the moving process easier, Burien Comm Ctr, 14700 6th Ave SW, 206-988-3700.
Lakewood Sr Ctr Open House
June 8, 10am-1pm, preview upcoming events, programs, 9112 Lakewood Dr SW, 253-682-3480.
Retired or Rewired?
May 27, 11am-12:30pm, free program explores creating a fulfilling “third act” in retirement, Federal Way Library, 34200 1st Way S, 253-838-3668.
Seniors Guide to Moving/Downsizing
June 6, 10-11am, “downsizing one bite at a time” by Kirk Vaux, Windermere downsizing realtor, plus speaker on how to sort, pack & liquidate, Peter Kirk Community Center, Kirkland. Free event, RSVP, 206-850-4570. www.KirkVaux.com
Des Moines Waterfront Market
Sats June-Sept, 10am-2pm Low income seniors can get $10 voucher for fresh foods, free shuttle rides, artisans, live music, food trucks, July-Aug Weds 4-8pm (followed by Music in the Park); 206-650-3383, www.DMFM.org
University PROBUS Club
Join seniors for coffee, fellowship and outstanding speakers, meeting on the 1st Wed. of each month, 9:45 AM, at the Sand Point Community Church in View Ridge. topics have included UW History, Melinda Bargreen on "Classical Seattle," and "Boys in the Boat” info at email@example.com or 206-985-4074.
Prime Timers Seattle
Prime Timers is a social and support group for senior gay / bi / trans men ages 50s-90s that sponsors activities in different neighborhoods: restaurant & potluck dinners, coffee nights, films, plays, sports events, a rap group, winter & summer parties and picnics, a monthly newsletter. Low-cost membership provides access to a safe and supportive environment for men to be themselves and to make friends. www.seattleprimetimers.org.
Senior Coffee Hours
Third Thursdays, 10-11am, join the Seattle Mayor’s office for seniors to learn about city programs, services and to talk with officials, 810 3rd Ave, Seattle, 206-684-0500.
Dementia Friendly Recreation
Ongoing, Seattle Parks Lifelong Recreation Program offers a variety of walks and classes for those with early stage memory loss and their care partners, 206-684-4664 (Mari).
2nd Tuesdays, 3:30-5pm, Greenwood Senior Center’s Alzheimer’s Café moves to Stage Door Café, 208 N. 8th St, Seattle, chance for those with Alzheimer’s and their care partners to socialize in safe environment, info call Carin 206-230-0166, www.phinneycenter.org/gsc
Salvation Army Seniors Lunch.
Tuesdays, 11am, variety program followed by lunch, $3 donation, Salvation Army Temple, 9501 Greenwood Ave. N., Seattle. 206-783-1225.
Gipson Gabbers Toastmasters
1st & 3rd Saturdays at 10am, life learning through improved public speaking, listening and leadership skills in comfortable setting, Gipson Senior Center, 3025 Lombard Ave, Everett. firstname.lastname@example.org
Retirement Community Events
Lea Hill Celebrates 10th Birthday!
May 21, 1pm-3pm. join the party: tours, $250 gift raffle, Wesley Homes Lea Hill, 32049 109th Pl SE, Auburn. RSVP 855-445-8861 www.wesleyhomes.org
Foss Home & Village
June 4, 3pm, hear Holocaust speaker Jeannie Opdyke Smith riveting story of love & hope, Shoreline Community College, bldg 9000, 16101Greenwood Ave N. $10 includes refreshments, tickets & info 206-834-2581 or www.fosscare.org.
Living Well with Diabetes
May 4, 10am, lifestyle recommendations to optimize health and prevent complications, Auburn Sr Ctr, 808 Ninth St SE, 253-931-3016.
Eating Well to Reduce Fatigue
May 9, 10am, learn coping skills and foods & vitamins that help, presented by dietician, Des Moines Senior Center, 2045 S. 216th St, 206-878-1642.
Build a Better Back
May 10, 10am, presentation by physical therapist for seniors on common causes, what you can do about pain and how to prevent it, 4818 Nassau Ave NE, Tacoma, 253-404-3900.
Free Health Talks
May 11, 7-8:30pm Meditation for Optimal Well Being, learn simple technique; May 13, 2-3pm easy techniques for getting vital nutrients & vitamins, recipes included free but RSVP; Shoreline Library 345 NE 175th St, 206-362-7550
Free Hearing Event
May 16-18, celebrate Better Hearing & Speech month with demos of the newest hearing aids, free hearing consultations with audiologists, at all 3 Evergreen Speech & Hearing locations in Redmond, Bellevue and Kirkland, 425-882-4347, www.everhear.com
Caregiver Training Conference
June 5, all-day training offers 16 workshops on topics for caregivers, speakers, practical info and resources, Tukwila Community Center, Tukwila, RSVP early for discount, space limited 1-800-422-3263.
Free Seattle Vision Seminar
May 20, 8am-1pm, learn about emerging treatments for inherited retinal diseases from national and local experts, Sheraton Seattle Hotel, 1400 Sixth Ave, free RSVP required 1-800-586-6765 or www.FightBlindness.org/SeattleVisionSeminar
Free Walk Training Program
Sats thru June, train to walk a 5k, 10k or half marathon with Sound Steps, starts slow, N. & S. Seattle locations, 206-684-4664, www.seattlesoundsteps.wordpress.com
Practical Fitness for Parkinson’s
Tuesdays 3-4:30pm, learn most productive ways to manage Parkinson’s symptoms, Edmonds Senior Center, 220 Railroad Ave, Edmonds, $5-$8 (fee waivers available) RSVP 206-920-1151.
Arts, Craft & Jewelry Show
May 5, 9am-4pm; May 6, 9am-3pm, breakfast Sat, Northshore Senior Center, 10201 East Riverside Dr., Bothell. 425-487-2441 www.northshoreseniorcenter.org.
May 5, 2-4pm, includes raffle & cookies, Shoreline Library, 345 NE 175th St, 206-362-7550.
Arts & Crafts Show
May 12, 6-9pm & May 13, 10am-5pm, 50th annual event! Meet with the artists May 12, also includes special collection books and raffle, Richmond Beach Library, 19601 21st Ave NW, Shoreline, 206-546-3522.
Peer 2 Peer University
May 2, 16, 30, 6:30-8:30pm “Mindfulness” Lakewood Library, 6300 Wildaire Rd SW; May 5, 12, 19, 11am-1pm “Intro to Astronomy” Fife Library 6622 20th St E; P2PU offers peer-led study groups for fun learning experience, www.P2PU.pcls.us
May 3, 7pm The Magic Flute, speaker & musical excerpts; free, Shoreline Library, 345 NE 175th St., 206-362-7550
B-Town Music and Art Walk
May 5, 6-9pm, easy walking SW 152nd St from4th to10th Ave SW, over 20 venues hosting music and art by local students, free live music & performances with restaurants & cafes along the way.
Wildlife in the City Festival
May 6, 10am-6pm, Pacific Science Center, www.seattlewildlifeweek.org
Arts North Studio Tour
May 6-7, 31 artists at 9 studios in Seattle’s Haller Lake area, www.artsnorthstudiotour.com
May 6, Sixth Annual celebration will include several options including Fremont Walking Tour, Police Museum Tour, The Dark Underbelly of Seattle’s Bridges, Town Hall Pipe Organ Tour, Freeway Park Walking Tour, Distillery Tour, Mt Pleasant Cemetery Walking Tour, Urban Hike with “Ghosts of Seattle Past” and an “After Party”, full lineup of adventures in Seattle and around the world can be found at full lineup
PhinneyWood Art Tour
May 12, 6-9pm & May 13, noon-5pm, art, live music, food & drink, 80+ businesses on Greenwood from 59th-90th, Seattle, http://artupphinneywood.com
Kirkland Artist Studio Tour
May 13-14, 10am-6pm, over 50 artists, www.kirklandartscenter.org/KAST
Breakfast of Hope Fundraiser
May 16, 7:30-8:45am, supports charitable kidney dialysis, $150, Westin Seattle, 206-720-8585.
Native Life in the City Fundraiser
May 20, silent auction, cocktail hour, hors d’oeuvres, salmon dinner (veggie option available), deserts, live Native dance & drumming, ceremony for first Bernie Whitebear Award, Daybreak Star Indian Cultural Center, 5001 Bernie Whitebear Way in Seattle’s Discovery Park, ages 21+, https://squareup.com/store/united-indians-of-all-tribes-fdn
May 23, 7:30pm Ronald Reagan’s eldest son Michael and chairman of French Alz Foundation interviewed on stage, $35, Benaroya Hall, Seattle, www.theartofalzheimers.net
Seattle Arts & Lectures
May 23, actor Jeffrey Tambor discusses his life, career, new memoir, Town Hall Seattle, 206-621-2230, www.lectures.org
South Sound Alzheimer’s Walk
Registration now open to teams or to volunteer for 12 Alzheimer’s walks across the state https://act.alz.org
Garden & Outdoor Events
May 4, noon-2pm, bring a brown bag lunch and tour the park with rhododendron specialist, table service and beverages provided, free, Kenmore Senior Center, 6910 NE 170th St., Kenmore. 425-489-0707.
Bellevue Botanical Garden
May 4, 6:30-8:30pm, Bellevue Botanical Garden & Larry Davis presents class for beginners to mid-range to learn how to select and grow berries in the NW, 25-$35; May 17, 7pm, Dan Hinkley discusses the “Magic and Miracle” of plants $5-$15, 425-452-2750, www.bellevuebotanical.org
Free Plant Exchange
May 6, 9am-noon, bring plants, seeds, cuttings, bulbs, pots, fruits veggies, trees, shrubs, garden art, tools, furniture, donation to food bank, Master Gardeners present, church parking lot 901 North J St, Tacoma, 253-627-8371.$
Lake Forest Park Garden Lecture
May 9, 10:30am (general mtg 9:15) Kay Gordon “Propagation, separation, cuttings, division” Lake Forest Park town center, Ballinger Way NE & Bothell Way NE upper level stage area, join now & fee covers next year.
NW Rain Gardens
May 16, 7-8:30pm, learn to build a rain garden! Free, Lake Forest Park Library, 17171 Bothell Way NE, 206-362-8860.
May 19-21, 10am-4pm, fairyfest celebrates art, music, dance, storytelling bring the grandkids to search for 60 hidden fairy houses, scavenger hunt, explore beautiful gardens $7-$9; May 18, 9am lecture-Best Fruit & Berry Varieties for WA, $10, rsvp for lecture, 12317 Lake Dr. SW, Lakewood, 253-584-4106, www.lakewoldgardens.org
Edible Garden Planting
May 19, 2-3pm, garden educator guides a lively session, how to get the most out of a small space, Richmond Beach Library, 19601 21st Ave NW, Shoreline, 206-546-3522
Cannon Beach Annual Spring Unveiling
May 5-7, 50 artists, live music, 503-516-6501
Washington State History Museum
Thru May 21,a prewar look at Washington’s Japanese American community, (Feb 4 opening event 12-5pm features presenters, readings, taiko drummers, Japanese tea ceremony), 1911 Pacific Ave, Tacoma, 253-272-3500, www.washingtonhistory.org
Tour Lewis Army Museum
May 23, 3-5pm, visit newly remodeled museum showcasing military history of region, 6211 Mt Tacoma Dr, Lakewood, RSVP 253-682-3480.
Northwest Water Color Society
Thru June 2, exhibit of 60 artists accepted into 77th Annual International Open Exhibition, Harbor History Museum, 4121 Harborview Drive, Gig Harbor, 253-858-6722, www.harborhistorymuseum.org
Bellevue Art Museum
Thru June 11, “Quilts of the Sierra Nevada” over 30 of Ann Johnston’s large-scale quilts, 510 Bellevue Way NE, www.bellevuearts.org
White Valley Museum
Thru June 18, new exhibit honors women at work: Uniforms & Work Wear, 1910-2010, 918 H Street, Auburn, 253-288-7433, www.wrvmuseum.org
Cascadia Art Museum
Thru June 25, Trees & Flowers in NW Art, 190 Sunset Ave, Edmonds, 425-336-4809, www.cascadiaartmuseum.org
Tacoma Art Museum
Thru Aug 20, 60 years of printmaking from NW coastal tribes, 1701 Pacific Ave, Tacoma, 253-272-4258, www.tacomaartmuseum.org
UW School of Drama
Thru May 7, Virginia Woolf’s Orlando, Glenn Hughes Penthouse Theatre, $14-$20, www.drama.washington.edu
Tacoma Little Theatre
Thru May 7 “Exit Laughing” a wild night celebrating life when the 4th in your weekly bridge game dies, $20-$24, 253-272-2281, www.tacomalittletheatre.com
Radiotopia Live Podcasts
May 8-12, award-winning podcast comes to Seattle as part of West-coast tour, Moore Theatre, www.radiotopia.fm/live
The Death of Dr. Pepper
May 11-14, dinner theater murder mystery, Social Bar and Grill, 1715 Dock St, Tacoma, $50, RSVP 253-272-2281, www.tacomalittletheatre.com
Sound Theatre Company
Thru May 16, “Nadeshiko” follows two young women in Japan during WWII, $15-$25,206-856-5520, www.soundtheatrecompany.org
Seattle Rep-West of Lenin
Thru May 21, “ODE” dance, music and storytelling tale of local immigrant girl, http://bpt.me/2913856.
Taproot Senior Matinee
May 17-June 17 Dorothy Sayer’s mystery “Busman’s Honeymoon” senior matinees May 23 & June 7, 2pm, 204 N 85th St, Seattle, 206-781-9707, www.taproottheatre.org
5th Avenue Theatre
Thru May 6, The Secret Garden, 206-625-1900, www.5thavenue.org
An American in Paris
May 9-14, Seattle’s Paramount Theatre, 1-800745-3000, www.stgpresents.org
May 11-July 2 “Dream Girls” the R&B spectacular set in the 60s, 425-392-2202, www.villagetheatre.org
May 13-June 4, world premiere “Cardinal Sins” tragic love during the creation of the Magna Carta, 3200 SW Dash Point Rd, Federal Way, 253-661-1444, www.centerstagetheatre.com
May 5-14, $10, Spanaway High School, 1305 168th St E.
Edmonds Driftwood Players
Thru May 14, “The Drowsy Chaperone” love letter to musical theater of the 1920s, Wade James Theater, 950 Main St, Edmonds, 425-774-9600, www.edmondsdriftwoodplayers.org
Thru May 28 “Here Lies Love” story of the rise and fall of Imelda Marcos set as a vibrant dance party; 206-443-2224, www.seattlerep.org
South Sound Concerts
May 13, 2pm Youth Chorus; May 14, 2pm ChoralSounds songs for mom $15-$25, Highline Performing Arts Ctr, 401 S 152nd St, Burien, 206-246-6040.
May 13, 7:30pm at 1st Free Methodist Church, 3200 3rd Ave W Seattle; May 20, 7:30pm at United Methodist Church, 828 Caspers St, Edmonds, Hanel’s Israel in Egypt, free, but consider a donation to NW Harvest, 206-696-1222, www.nwchorale.org
Master Chorus Eastside
May 14, 3pm, John Rutter’s funny musical celebration Banquet Fugue, $15-$20, Pine Lake Covenant Church, 1715 228th Ave SE Sammamish, 425-392-8446, www.masterchoruseastside.org
May 18-28, “Addicted to Love’ Broadway Perf Hall, 1625 Broadway, Seattle’s Capitol Hill, $10-$20, 206-524-3234, www.vocalpointseattle.org
Bellevue Chamber Chorus
May 20, 7:30pm, St Luke's Lutheran Church, Bellevue. May 21, 3pm, First United Methodist Church, Bellevue. Concerts feature Renaissance madrigals, 19th century classics, Rodgers & Hammerstein & contemporary works, Special senior prices, 425-881-0445, www.bellevuechamberchorus.org
June 10, 3pm & 7pm, ‘Fiddler on the Roof’ concert, includes Croatian Dance Ensemble & violinist, Edmonds Center for the Arts, 410 Fourth Avenue N. Ticket info 425-275-9595 or www.sno-kingchorale.org
Octava Chamber Orchestra
May 7, 6pm, 17620 60th Ave W, Lynnwood, Mozart, Bach, Edward, $15-$20, 425-743-2288, www.octavachamberorchestra.com
Music of Asia
May 12, Seattle Symphony presents music from Japan and India www.seattlesymphony.org
Music of Remembrance
May 21, 5pm, “Ceija” explores fate of Europe’s Roma during Holocaust, Beneroya Hall, www.musicofremembrance.org
Ladies Musical Club
Free concerts throughout the NW, May 6, 2pm, Frye Art Museum; May 8 at 7:30pm University House, Wallingford; May 10 noon at Seattle Central Public Library; May 11 noon at Seattle Art Museum; May 13 at 7pm SeaTac Community Center; May 14 at 3pm West Seattle Library; May 19 at 7:30pm at Bellevue’s Crossroads Community Center Theater; May 21 at 3pm at Mirabella Retirement Comm; June 3 from 9am-5pm Ladies Musical Club presents the Frances Walton Competition at Magnolia Lutheran Church, 2414 31st Ave W, Seattle followed by public concert at 7pm that features solo winners, www.lmcseattle.org
Benaroya Hall, 206-215-4747, www.seattlesymphony.org
Seattle Modern Orchestra
June 3, 8pm $10-$25, The Good Shepherd Center Chapel, www.seattlemodernorchestra.org
Pop, Jazz, Folk, Country
Spring Handbell Concert
Jazz standards & originals, May 5, 7:30pm Trinity Lutheran Church, Lynnwood; May 7, 4pm First Christian Church, Tacoma, $8-$10, 206-574-8417, www.bellsofthesound.org
Edmonds Center for the Arts
May 5, 7:30pm Grammy award-winning singer-songwriter; $25-$64; May 14, 7:30pm, Women of the World folk & global vocal traditions, $14-$44, 410 Fourth Ave, 425-275-9595, www.ec4arts.org
John Pizzarelli & Ann Hampton Callaway
May 20, 7:30pm, classic standards & late night ballads, $24-$59, final performance for ECA’s 10th Anniversary Season, Edmonds Center for the Arts, 410 Fourth Ave, Edmonds, 425-275-9595, www.ec4arts.org
Tower of Power
June 2-3, Skagit Casino Resort, 1-877-275-2448, www.theskagit.com
Theatre Organ Pops
June 3, 2pm, toe-tapping tunes from the 20s-40s, $25, Cavalry Christian Assembly, 6801 Roosevelt Way NE, Seattle, www.pstos.org
Social Dance (call in advance to confirm social dance events)
Sno-King International Folk Dance Club
Weds & Sats 7pm, No dance May 27 as Sno-King will be at NW Folklife Festival, folk dancing, teaching, no partners needed. Cedar Valley Grange, 20526 52nd Ave,W., Lynnwood. $5-$7. 360-387-9923, www.sno-king.org
Skandia Dance and Music
First & Third Friday Dance, 7:30pm, Cedar Valley Grange, 20526 52nd Ave W, Lynnwood, $10-$15, 425-954-5262, www.skandia-folkdance.org
Ballroom Dancing with Bob’s Dance Band
Mondays and Thursdays, 1-3:30pm, $6, Normanna Lodge, 2725 Oakes St, Everett, 425-252-0291
Ballroom Dance in Bothell
First and third Wed of each month, 1-3pm, music by Bob’s Swing Band, Northshore Senior Center, 10201 E Riverside Dr, Bothell, 425-487-2441.
Seniors’ Country Dancin’ & Classic Rockin’
Every Friday, 4:30-10:30pm, created for seniors by seniors, $5 cover, free dance lessons 5:15pm, dinner & drinks available, Lakewood Moose Lodge at 109th & Halcyon in Lakewood, for info Barb@pski.org or call 253-279-3374.
Freewheelers Square Dance Club
1st & 3rd Sundays 7-10pm; Lake City Community Center - 12531 28th Ave. NE, $6 per dance night, $5 per class night, partners not required, singles and couples club. Info call Janice, 206-992-4932.
Sundays 6-8pm, The Checkerboard Squares Square Dance club invites anyone to our new set of Square Dance Lessons, Masonic Hall 515 Dayton St, Edmonds, first lesson is free then $5, dress is casual, for info call Sheryl 425-772-8085 or Roy 425-338-2255, cell is 206-949-0114.
Basic Scandinavian Dance
Wednesdays, 7:30-9pm, classes for beginners or brush up skills, Phinney Neighborhood Center, 6532 Phinney Ave N, Seattle, 206-937-5211.
Skandia Dance & Music
First & Third Friday dances, 7:30pm at Cedar Valley Grange 20526 52nd Ave W in Lynnwood, $7-$10, call to confirm 425-954-5262. www.skandia-folkdance.org
Monday Afternoon Dances
Every 4th Sunday each month, 1-3:30pm, $5, features ballroom dancing to live music, plus refreshments, Des Moines Activity Center, 2045 S 216th St, 206-878-1642.
South Park Ballroom Dancing Club
Sundays 6:30-8:30pm and Mondays 1-3pm, live music, dance and light refreshments, $6, South Park Community Center, 4851 South Tacoma Way, Tacoma, 253-591-5299.
Kick Up Your Heels
Dance to swing & 50's Rock & Roll, Northshore Senior Center, $8-$10, 10201 E. Riverside Dr., Bothell; call for schedule 425-487-2441.
Kent Senior Activity Center
Tues evening dances, 7:30-9:30pm, features ballroom dancing to live music, $4, call Helena 253-856-5164 for info.
2nd Tuesdays, 2-4pm, North Bellevue Community Center, 4063 148th Ave NE, Bellevue, 425-452-7681.
First Friday of Month at Northgate Community Center, live music & refreshments, $4, 1-3pm, 10515 5th Ave NE, Seattle.
Volunteer Facilitators needed for Alzheimer’s Association
Make a difference in the life of a family caregiver! The Alzheimer’s Association is currently recruiting local volunteers to facilitate Family Caregiver Support Groups in Lakewood, WA.
Family Caregiver Support Groups provide a consistent and caring place for caregivers to learn, share, and gain emotional support from others who are also on a unique journey of providing care to a person with memory loss. training, ongoing support, resources, and continuing education opportunities provided, 1 year commitment required, 206.529.3875, email@example.com.
Meals on Wheels volunteers needed
If you are looking for a very worthwhile volunteer opportunity and enjoy driving, this might be just for you! The MOW program serves anyone who is homebound due to illness or disability or has difficulty shopping or cooking, may apply for Meals on Wheels. In Shoreline: Tuesday and Thursday mornings, 206 365-1536 www.shorelinelfpseniorcenter.org; in King County 206-448-5767, www.seniorservices.org/foodassistance/MealsonWheels/MOWVolunteer.aspx
Come Volunteer at the Washington Park Arboretum
Arboretum Foundation volunteers have been actively supporting the Washington Park Arboretum since 1935. We invite you to join our community of volunteers, made up of true horticulturalists, home gardeners, and people who simply enjoy spending time in the Arboretum. We have a variety of ongoing and one-time volunteer opportunities, call Megan 206-577-0549.
Volunteer Drivers Needed
Senior Services’ Volunteer Transportation program offers the perfect solution for King County seniors who are unable to get to their medical appointments: caring, friendly, helpful volunteers who pick them up at their homes, drive them to their doctors, and take them back afterward. However, many older adults with limited transportation options are unable to get rides because there are simply not enough volunteer drivers to serve all those in need. You can help! If you have the “drive” to serve others, own your own vehicle, and have some daytime availability, this flexible volunteer opportunity is for you. Call (206) 748-7588, email Hilary at firstname.lastname@example.org, or visit www.seniorservices.org/transportation
Hospice Volunteers Needed
Providence Hospice of Seattle, 425 Pontius Ave. N., Suite 300
Seattle, 206-320-4000, www.providence.org/hospiceofseattle
Hospice Volunteers Needed
Group Health offers hospice volunteer training throughout the Puget Sound region, sitting with patients to give caregivers a break, errands and practical tasks, emotional support to terminally ill patients and their families, do not need to be Group Health members to apply, to apply, call Julia Casey at 253-274-4635.
Neighbors helping Neighbors! Join NEST, North East Seattle Together, as a volunteer helping our neighbors age confidently in their homes. We are looking for volunteers for everything from transportation, computer assistance, housework, visiting, and so much more. You decide when you want to assist. Contact Cameron at email@example.com or call us at 206-525-6378 to get involved today!
AARP Elder Watch Program Seeks Volunteers
AARP Washington is recruiting volunteers for their new Elder Watch Program which is designed to help protect the financial security of seniors. Comprehensive training about inveisstor safety and fraud will be provided to volunteers as well as peer counseling and presentation activities training. The program operates weekdays, except Thursdays, in one of two shifts, 9:30 am to 12:30 pm or 12:00 to 3:30 pm. Lunch will be provided and group discussions will be included. For more information, call Robin at 206-517-9364 or email her at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Volunteers of America
Provide companionship, socialization, transportation and light in-home care, 55+ volunteers receive small tax-free stipend, call Cristina 206-329-0515.
The Edmonds Senior Center is seeking volunteer drives for senior trips and excursions must have a clean driving record, 425-774-5555.
Earn some extra money while helping low income seniors by volunteering to transport them to and from Dr. appointments, call Debra 425-257-2101, x3323.
Experienced Humans Wanted!
RSVP Snohomish looking for volunteers 55+ to share knowledge and skills to find fulfillment, meet new people, hundreds of opportunities to match your interests, call John McAlpine at 1-888-240-8572.
American Cancer Society
Looking for volunteers to drive cancer patients to and from medical facilities, mileage reimbursement, call Jessie 1-800-227-2345.
Volunteers over 55 Wanted
The Retired and Senior Volunteer Program (RSVP), sponsored by Catholic Community Services, has access to hundreds of volunteer opportunities throughout the county, John McAlpine at email@example.com or call (425) 257-2111 x 3374 or toll free at 1-888-240-8572
Retired School Employees
We consider ourselves educators for life. If you are or have been a certificated or classified school district employee - from superintendent to school nurse or behavioral psychologist to bus driver - you are welcome to join us. Unit 19, Renton-South King Retired School Employees Association covers Auburn, Kent, Renton and Tahoma School Districts. Visit our facebook page (Renton-South King Retired School Employees Association) for current events and monthly speakers on the first Tuesday of the month.
Retired Public Employees
Council 6, monthly speakers, 1st Tuesday of every month, 1:30pm, Carl Gibson Retirement Center, 3025 Lombard, Everett, open to all retirees in the state retirement system. For info call Jim Brandley 425-337-0884
Resources Available for People Living with Alzheimer’s and Their Caregivers
Caring for someone with memory loss? Do you need information and support? Alzheimer’s Association family caregiver support groups provide a consistent and caring place for people to learn, share and gain emotional support from others who are also on a unique journey of providing care to a person with memory loss. Meetings include: (call first to verify meeting):
- Vashon Island: Meetings are held the 3rd Monday of the month, 1:00-2:30 pm, at Vashon Presbyterian Church, 17708 Vashon Hwy SW, Vashon, WA 98070. For information call Regina Lyons at (206) 355-3123.
- Duvall: Meetings are held the 4th Tuesday of the month, 6:30-8:00 pm, at Stillwater Hill Church, 32111 NE Big Rock Road, Duvall, WA 98019. For information call Carol Ryan at 425.788.8404.
- Seattle LGBT: Meetings are held the 2nd Tuesday of the month, from 6:30 – 8:00 pm, in Lower Queen Anne. For location information call Jan Leonard at 206.794.4047.
- SeaTac: Meetings are held the 3rd Thursday of the month, 1:00-2:30 pm, at SeaTac Community Center, 13735-24th Ave S, SeaTac, WA 98168. For information call Gerry Crouch, 206.632.3985.
- Tacoma: Meetings are held the 3rd Wednesday of the month, 7:00-8:30 pm, at Tacoma Lutheran Home, 1301 North Highlands Parkway, Tacoma, WA 98406. For information call Linda McCone, 253-572-2875.
- Auburn: Meetings are held the 1st Tuesday of the month, from 12:00-1:30pm, at Church of the Nazarene, 1225 29th St SE, Room 15, Auburn, WA 98002. For information call Val Brustad at 253.854.7658.
- Carnation Caregiver Support Group: Meetings are held the 2nd Thursday of the month, from 1:00-2:30 pm, at Sno-Valley Senior Center, 4610 Stephens Ave, Carnation, WA 98014. For information call Karen Koenig at 425.761.2946.
- Seattle Long Distance Caregiver Support Group: Meetings are held the 2nd Monday of the month, from 6:00-7:30 pm, at Full Life Care, 6555 Ravenna Ave NE, Seattle, WA 98112. For information call Marian Sheehan, (206) 323-2096.
- Renton Caregiver Support Group: Meetings are held the 4th Tuesday of the month, from 5:00-6:30 pm, at Valley Medical Arts Center, 4033 Talbot Rd S, Renton, WA 98055. For information call Nancy Streiffert at (253) 796-2203.
- Northeast Seattle: Meetings are held the 2nd Tuesday of the month, from 1:00-2:30 pm, at Maple Leaf Lutheran Church, 10005 32nd Ave NE, Seattle, WA 98125. For information call Maggie Pheasant at 206.841.8537.
- Memory Loss Support Group for a consistent and caring place for people to learn, share and gain emotional support from others who are in the same situation, second Wednesdays from 10-11:30am in Seattle, RSVP required, call Katherine 206529-3868.
- University Place: Meetings are held 1st Tuesday of the month, from 1:00-2:30 pm, at United Church of University Place, 3912 Grandview Dr. W, University Place, WA 98466. For information call Karen Hyde at 360-819-3642.
- Bothell: Meetings will be held the 3rd Tuesday of the month, from 1:00-2:30 pm, at First Lutheran Church of Bothell, 10207 NE 183rd St, Bothell, WA 98011. For information call Debbie Williams, (206) 965-5404.
- *West Seattle: Three different support groups are held monthly at Providence Mt. St Vincent, 4831 35th Ave SW, Seattle, WA 98126. On the 2nd and 4th Mondays of the month a group is held in the East Dining Room from 1:30 – 3:00 pm. For information on these groups call Martha Smith at (206) 937-3701 ext. 28578. On the 3rd Thursday a group is held in the Northwest Room from 1:00 – 2:30 pm. For information on these groups call Kristine Kumangai at (206) 937-3701 ext. 28345.
- Men's Group: A free coffee group for male spouses of individuals with memory loss is held the 3rd Thursday of the month, from 10:00 – 11:30 am, at the Alzheimer’s Association Chapter Office, 100 W Harrison St, North Tower, #N200, Seattle, WA 98119. For information call Don Desonier at (206) 779-1634.
- Lewy Body Dementia: Meetings are held the 4th Wednesday of the month, 6:30-8:30 pm, at St Benedict Parish, Pastoral Office, Ground Floor, 1805 N 49th St, Seattle, WA 98103. For information call Rena Ferretti, (206) 473-2565.
- Bellevue: Meetings are held the 2nd Wednesday of the month, from 1:30 – 3:00 pm, at Bellevue Family YMCA, 14230 Bel-Red Road, Bellevue, WA 98007. For information call Ruth Hansing at (206) 232-2537.
- Seattle Frontotemporal Dementia Caregivers: Meetings are held the 3rd Saturday of the month, 10:30 am – 12:00 pm, at the Alzheimer’s Association Chapter Office, North Tower, 100 West Harrison Street, #N200, Seattle, WA 98119. For information call Karin Miller at (206) 384-0096.
- Issaquah: Meetings are held the 3rd Saturday of the moth, from 10:30 am – 12:00 pm, at Providence Point, North Community Building-Library, 4135 Providence Point Drive SE, Issaquah, WA 98029. For information call Helen Boyer at (425) 301-0709.
- Queen Anne: Meetings are held the 3rd Tuesday of the month,6:30-8:30 pm, at the Alzheimer’s Association Chapter Office, 100 W Harrison St - North Tower Ste N200, Seattle, WA 98119. For information Linda Whiteside at (206) 529-3875 or 1-800-848-7097.
- Mount Baker/Madrona: Meetings are held the 3rd Thursday of the month, from 10:30 am – 12:00 pm, at St. Clement’s Episcopal Church, 1501 32nd Ave S, Seattle, WA 98144. For information call Muriel Moore at (989) 350-1228.
- Puyallup Caregiver Support Group: Meetings are held the 3rd Tuesday of the month, from 5:00-6:30 pm, at Good Samaritan Hospital Cancer Resource Center, 400 15th Ave SE, Puyallup, WA 98372. For information call Michelle Holden at (253) 224-9208.
- Kirkland-Juanita: Starting in April, meetings will be held the 1st Wednesday of the month, from 3:00-4:30 pm, at Holy Spirit Lutheran Church, 10021 NE 124th St, Kirkland, WA 98034. For information call Karen Koenig, (425) 761-2946.
Bonney Lake: Starting April, meetings will be held the 3rd Thursday of the month from 2:00-3:30 pm, at Bonney Lake Senior Center, 19306 Bonney Lake Blvd E, Bonney Lake, WA 98391. For information call Sue Hilberg at (360) 551-2002.
- Men's Coffee Group: Are you a male spouse caring for someone with memory loss? Do you need information and support? Alzheimer’s Association men’s coffee groups provide a consistent and caring place for male caregivers to learn, share and gain emotional support from other male spouses who are also on a unique journey of providing care to a person with memory loss. A free support group for male spouses of individuals with memory loss is held the 3rd Thursday of the month, from 10:00 – 11:30 am, at North East Seattle Together (NEST), 7786 25th Ave. NE, Seattle, WA 98115. For information call Don Desonier at (206) 779-1634.
- CAREGIVER SUPPORT GROUP: Meetings are held the 3rd Thursday of the month, from 10:30 am – 12:00 pm, at St. Clement’s Episcopal Church, 1501 32nd Ave S, Seattle, WA 98144. For information call Muriel Moore at (989) 350-1228.
- KIRKLAND CAREGIVER SUPPORT GROUP: Caring for someone with memory loss? Do you need information and support? Alzheimer’s Association family caregiver support groups provide a consistent and caring place for people to learn, share and gain emotional support from others who are also on a unique journey of providing care to a person with memory loss. Starting in April, meetings will be held the 1st Wednesday of the month, from 3:00-4:30 pm, at Holy Spirit Lutheran Church, 10021 NE 124th St, Kirkland, WA 98034. For information call Karen Koenig, (425) 761-2946.