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Northwest Prime Time Calendar of Events

Northwest Prime Time Calendar Each issue Northwest Prime Time features a unique calendar of events with a special focus on events "celebrating life after 50".


Senior Events
Senior Matters Conference
Sept 7-8, estate and retirement planning, Lynnwood Convention Center, $30 includes lunch & parking, RSVP 253-941-7200, https://seniormatters2018.com.
Wisdom Cafes
Free conversations for older adults, Sept 9, 2-3pm "Gratitude" Shoreline Library, 345 NE 175th St, 206-362-7550; Sept 18, 2-3:30pm "If Only" - moving beyond regrets, Richmond Beach Library 19601 21st Ave NW, Shoreline 206-546-3522.
Pierce Fall Prevention
Sept 10,  noon, Pierce County Annex, 2401 S. 35th St, Tacoma; Sept 11, 10:15am, Spana-Park Senior Center, 325 152nd St. E., Tacoma. Sept 13, 11am, Ruston Senior Center, 4716 N. Baltimore, Tacoma. Sept 18, 1pm, Mount View Comm Ctr, 3607 122nd Ave E., Edgewood. Sept 24, 10am-1pm, Lakewood YMCA, 9715 Lakewood Dr SW, all events are free, no RSVP, more info at 253-798-4600.
Classes for Seniors
Sept 11, 10am "Medication Management" Des Moines Activity Center, RSVP 206-878-1642; Sept 19, 12:30pm "Aging & Memory - what's normal?" SeaTac Community Center, 13735 24th Ave S; Sept 28, 10am "Fall Prevention & Screening" Auburn Senior Center, 808 9th St. SE; 253-945-1400.
Fall Tea Party
Sept 11, 1-3pm, tea sampling and tea cup exchange, wear a favorite hat, free but RSVP 425- 489-0707 , Kenmore Senior Center, 6910 NE 170th.
Free Downsizing Seminar
Sep 18, 11am-12 noon, coffee & conversation on what to do with all your stuff, featuring move manager Christy Urdal of Next Step Transitions. Lake City Community Center, 12531 28th Ave NE, Seattle, refreshments, free but  RSVP 206-914-9989.
Kitchen Table Talks
Sept 20, 1-2pm, join a lively monthly conversation about age-friendly communities hosted by Age Friendly Seattle, open to all—call 206-386-1200 or toll-free 1-844-386-1200 (when prompted, enter code 6142451) or visit https://bit.ly/2wfEDB0  (when prompted, enter code 6142451). For additional information, visit www.seattle.gov/agefriendly/events or for questions ahead of time, call 206-386-1521.
Women in Aerospace
Sept 20, 7pm, Nancy Breckenridge discusses going from buying girdles to becoming a Boeing engineer, $2 donation, Des Moines Activity Center, 2045 S. 216 St, 206-878-1642. 
Fall Fling Fundraiser
Sept 22, 5:30-9pm, help Friend to Friend America end senior isolation and loneliness at gala event including wine tasting with food pairings, dessert dash and dancing to live music, $75, Des Moines Yacht Club, RSVP, 206-870-4266.
Resilience as you Age
Sept 24, 2-3:30pm, recover & adapt and be happier as you age, presented by Dori Gillam, free, Lake Forest Park Library, 17171 Bothell Way NE, 206-362-8860.
Free Downsizing Event
Sep 25, 1pm-2:30pm, Kirk Vaux of Windermere and guest speaker present ins & outs of downsizing from your long-time family home, tips on sorting, packing & liquidation of possessions, Redmond Senior Center, 8703 160th Ave NE. RSVP 206-850-4570.
Lunch & Learn – Emergency Preparedness
Sept 25, noon, Are you prepared for an emergency? Tina Curran, Prevention Specialist, will talk to us about emergency preparedness for seniors. She will be accompanied by Don Lee, a representative of the Peninsula Emergency Preparedness Coalition, and Marc Anvi. Marc has designed a program called “Senior to Senior”. The program’s goal is to prepare citizens for emergencies while simultaneously improving the citizenship of our communities by bridging the gap between teens and older adults. The program has already been very successful at local schools. Don’t miss this opportunity to learn from the pros how to come up with a simple plan that will make all the difference in the event of an emergency. Harbor Place in Rainier Dining Room, 1016 29th St NW, Gig Harbor, free – everyone welcome but RSVP to reserve your spot 253-853-3354, www.HarborPlaceRetirement.com
Parkinson’s Exercise Group & Luncheon
Sept 27, 11:30am-1:30pm, join us for a specialty program designed for those diagnosed with Parkinson’s, educational presentation & group exercise led by physical therapy team followed by light luncheon, Harbor Place in Rainier Dining Room, 1016 29th St NW, Gig Harbor, free but RSVP 253-853-8466, www.CottesoreOfLifeCare.com
UW Ignite Aging Symposium
Sept 28, 1-5pm, presentation of UW Nursing Aging research, UW campus Health Sciences Bldg, T661, for info & to RSVP 206-616-4276, email agingctr@uw.edu.
Alzheimer's Caregiving Conference
Sept 29, 9am-1pm, practical skills for caregivers, speakers, free, Rainier View Christian Church, 12305 Spanaway Loop Rd. S. in Tacoma. 253-798-8787.
Creative Aging at the Frye
2nd Tuesdays those with dementia and care partners enjoy music in a relaxed atmosphere free & more programs “Meet Me at the Movies” 206-432-8208, www.fryemuseum.org
University PROBUS Club 
Join seniors for coffee, fellowship and outstanding speakers the 1st Weds, 9:45am, Sand Point Community Church in View Ridge, univprobus@gmail.com, 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). 
Alzheimer’s Café 
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. 

Health Education
Diabetes Prevention
The YMCA is hosting a series of classes to help people reduce their risk of developing diabetes. The September program begins Sept 13 at the Sammamish YMCA, new programs begin each month at locations throughout the greater Seattle area. 206-432-8904, ChronicDiseasePrevention@seattleymca.org
Living Well with Chronic Conditions
Sept 24-Oct 24, 6-week course teaching skills and techniques to live better, free but RSVP 425-587-3360, Peter Kirk Community Center in Kirkland.
Parkinson’s Exercise Group & Luncheon
Sept 27, 11:30am-1:30pm, join us for a specialty program designed for those diagnosed with Parkinson’s, educational presentation & group exercise led by physical therapy team followed by light luncheon, Harbor Place in Rainier Dining Room, 1016 29th St NW, Gig Harbor, free but RSVP 253-853-8466, www.CottesoreOfLifeCare.com
Nutrition for Brain Health
Sept 28, 11:30am-1:30pm, free talk by dietitian nutritionist, includes lunch! RSVP 206-367-6700, Shoreline Library, 345 NE 175th St.

Community Events
RiverFest
Sept 8, 11am-3pm, celebrates hydroelectric system on Snake River, storytelling, demos, hands-on activities, Columbia Park, Kennewick.
Lake Forest Park Garden Club Meeting
Sept 11, 9:30am meeting, speaker at noon, “How to Successfully Prune Any Shrub” by Bess Bronstein, come to 2 meetings for free (then join for $25 for future meetings) Lake Forest Park Town Center upper level, Bothell Way NE & Ballinger Way NE.
Free Talks at the Library
Sept 12, 1-3pm "Drop-In Genealogy Help" Shoreline Library 206-362-7550; Sept 15, 2-3:30pm "Chief Seattle" discussion by historian Richmond Beach Library 206-546-3522.
An Evening with Filmmaker
Sept 13, 6:30pm, launch of South Asian Film Festival features talk with two-time Academy Award winning filmmaker Sharmeen Obaid Chinoy, festival runs Sept 28-Oct 7, Pigott Auditorium Seattle University, http://tsaff.tasveer.org
Bird Fest
Sept 14-16, speakers, guided walks, field trips, boat tours, exhibits, live raptor presentation, most activities free, some require RSVP, Frances Anderson Center, Edmonds, 425-771-2030, www.RecZone.org
Polish Cultural Center Rummage Sale
Sept 15, 9am-4pm, Polish Cultural Center, 1714 18th Ave Seattle, www.polishhome.org/
Hops & Crops at the Farm
Sept 15, noon-6pm Music & Beer Festival at Auburn's Mary Olson Farm, $15-$20, 253-288-7433, www.wrvmuseum.org/hopsandcrops.html
Finding Family History in Photos
Sept 15, 9:30-2pm, nationally known photo detective offers presentations, Vasa Park Ballroom, 3560 W Lake Sammamish Rd, Bellevue, https://eastsidegenealogicalsociety.com
PAWSwalk
Sept 16, 8am-1pm, 5k walk/run at Magnuson Park in Seattle to raise funds for animal shelter, www.pawswalk.net
Seattle Children's Festival
Sept 22, performances, hands-on activities, workshops, interactive dance & music, $10 donation, Seattle Center, www.nwfolklife.org/our-big-neighborhood
Lunch & Learn – Emergency Preparedness
Sept 25, noon, Are you prepared for an emergency? Tina Curran, Prevention Specialist, will talk to us about emergency preparedness for seniors. She will be accompanied by Don Lee, a representative of the Peninsula Emergency Preparedness Coalition, and Marc Anvi. Marc has designed a program called “Senior to Senior”. The program’s goal is to prepare citizens for emergencies while simultaneously improving the citizenship of our communities by bridging the gap between teens and older adults. The program has already been very successful at local schools. Don’t miss this opportunity to learn from the pros how to come up with a simple plan that will make all the difference in the event of an emergency. Harbor Place in Rainier Dining Room, 1016 29th St NW, Gig Harbor, free – everyone welcome but RSVP to reserve your spot 253-853-3354, www.HarborPlaceRetirement.com
Hiking to Fire  Lookouts
Sept 27, 7-8:30pm, author of hiking books discusses lookouts in Cascades & Olympics, free, Shoreline Library, 345 NE 175th, 206-362-7550.
Film, Art, Book Festival
Sept 28-30, noon-9:30pm, films, visiting artists, author signings, daily prizes, live music, exhibits, FREE, McGavick Center at Clover Park Technical College, 4500 Steilacoom Blvd, Lakewood, www.facebook.com/lakewoodfilmartsbooks
AIDS Walk & Picnic
Sept 29, dog-friendly short walk thru Seattle's Capitol Hill area followed by grand picnic, BYOB (blanket) and snacks, mimosa & beer garden, fundraiser for HIV, http://endaidswalk.org
Wallingford Historic Homes Fair
Oct 6, 10-4pm, Good Shepherd Center,  seminars, panel discussion, exhibits, N 50th & Sunnyside N in Seattle, 425-835-3297, www.historicwallingford.org
Carol Burnett
Oct 21, 7pm "An Evening of Laughter and Reflections" Carol will show video clips from her shows, share stories and take questions from the audience,  206-215-4747, www.benaroyahall.org

Arts, Music, Theatre, Exhibit
For this month’s Arts, Music, Theatre, Exhibit listings please visit http://northwestprimetime.com/news/2018/aug/30/celebrate-arts/

Social Dance (call in advance to confirm social dance events)
Sno-King International Folk Dance
Wednesdays 7-9pm, $6-$8, Cedar Valley Grange, 20526 52nd Ave W, Lynnwood, 949-646-7082, www.sno-king.org
Skandia Dances
First & Third Fridays, class at 7:30pm, social dance 8:30-11pm, Cedar Valley Grange, 20526 52nd Ave W, Lynnwood, 425-954-5262, www.skandia-folkdance.org

Alzheimer’s Association Support Groups