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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
Expanding Your Mind
July 10, 10-11:30am, join Roger Fernandes storyteller from S’Klallam Indians, incorporate song and dance for world cultural talk, Kent Senior Center, 600 East Smith St, free but RSVP 253-856-5150.
Rock ‘N Roll Bingo
July 11, deli lunch, music, bingo & prizes, fundraiser for Kent Senior Center, 600 East Smith, $6, 253-856-5150.
SE Seattle Senior Center
July 13, 6-9pm, zany fundraiser with bingo, entertainment and more, $20-$25, 4655 South Holly St, Seattle, 206-722-0317, www.sessc.org
Kitchen Table Talks
July 17, 1-2pm, join a lively monthly conversation about age-friendly communities hosted by Age Friendly Seattle, open to all—call in from anywhere, 206-386-1200 or toll-free 1-844-386-1200 (when prompted, enter code 607361) or visit https://bit.ly/2lgaeNG (when prompted, enter code 607361). For additional information, visit www.seattle.gov/agefriendly/events or for questions ahead of time, call 206-386-1521.
AARP Events
July 17, AARP day at the Science Center 206-443-3611 (promo code RP10); July 20-22 block party at Bite of Seattle (call 866-277-7457 for info); Aug 1 AARP Day at the Mariners – call Mariners Box office for ticket info 206-346-4001 (promo code WA50). www.aarp.org/seattle.
Wisdom Café
July 20, 1-2:30pm, seniors gather to discuss the problem of independence as we age, Issaquah Senior Center, 75 NE Creek Way, Issaquah, free 425-392-2381.
Summer Shorts at the Senior Center
July 20, 1-2pm, settle in and listen to excerpts from short stories focused on local history (3rd Fridays July-Aug), Shoreline-LFP Senior Center, 18560 1st Ave NE, Shoreline, 206-365-1536.
Learn about Reverse Mortgages
July 21, 1-2:30pm, Bellevue Residence Inn, 605 114th Ave SE, free but RSVP 425-891-6644.
Free Downsizing Event
July 27, 11am-noon, Kirk Vaux of Windermere and guest speaker present ins & outs of downsizing from long-time family home, tips on sorting, packing & liquidation of possessions, Bothell Public Library, 18215 98th Ave NE, FREE but RSVP 206-850-4570.
Northshore Senior Center
Aug 9-11, 8am Ransacked Attic Rummage & Bake Sale, 10201 E Riverside Dr, Bothell, 425-286-1029.
Kenmore Senior Center
Aug 9, 1-3pm, ceramic painting party, $16.50, 6910 NE 170th St. Kenmore, RSVP 425-289-0707
Foss Village Farmer's Market
Aug 25, 10am-3pm. Produce, fresh flowers, arts & crafts, music. N 130th St and 1st Ave NW, Seattle. 206-834-2581 or www.fosscare.org
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
Senior Farmer’s Market Voucher
Sat’s thru Sept, 10am-2pm, $10 senior voucher for fresh foods at Des Moines Farmers Market, 22307 Dock Ave, www.DMFM.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 
Memory Café 
3rd Wednesdays, 2:30-4pm, Meet old friends and make new ones – light meal, entertainment and conversation for people with memory loss and their care partners, Mrs. Turner's Restaurant, 701 E. Main St, Puyallup. 
Salvation Army Seniors Lunch 
Tuesdays, 11am, variety program followed by lunch, $3 donation, Salvation Army Temple, 9501 Greenwood Ave. N., Seattle. 206-783-1225. 
Gibson 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.  vppr.ggtm@gmail.com 

Health Education
Living Well With Diabetes
July 25-Aug 29, free 6 session workshop, Northshore Senior Center, 10212 East Riverside Dr, Bothell, RSVP 425-286-1029.

Community Events
Methow Arts Festival
July 4th, bicycle-inspired art festival including art, dance, music, performance, Twisp River Park, www.methowarts.org/methow-arts-festival-2018
Exploring Food of NW
July 9, 7-8:30pm, talk by local food writer who spends a year exploring food of the NW, free event at Richmond Beach Library, 206-546-3522.
Polish Festival
July 12, 8pm, live music & dance, workshops, exhibits, activities, authentic Polish food, Seattle Center Armory, Seattle Center, www.polishfestivalseattle.org
Wedgwood Art Festival
July-14-15, 10am-5pm, a NW favorite, 60 artist booths, music, food, NE 35th ST & 89th St NE, www.WedgwoodFestival.com
Edmonds in Bloom
July 15, www.edmondsinbloom.com
Korean War Veterans
RSVP by July 15 to receive Korean Peace Medal if you served in the Korean War, for information about the luncheon and ceremony, call 360-725-2160 or visit https://koreanwarluncheonlynnwood.eventbrite.com
Drop-In Genealogy Help
July 18, 1-3pm, free event at Shoreline Library, 206-362-7550.
Family Circus
July 19-22, under the big top at Kla Ha Ya Days Festival at Harvey Field in Snohomish, http://klahayadays.com/events/schedule/.
Garden Storytelling Festival
July 20-21, 6 master storytellers at PowellsWood Garden in Federal Way, workshops & children’s groups, for ticket info www.powellswoodfestival.com
Seattle Humane’s Mission Impawsible
July 22, 8am, thrill-seeking animal lovers wanted to go “over the edge” for orphaned pets in the 40-story rappelling event fundraiser for Seattle Humane, rappel down Martin Selig at 1000 2nd Ave in downtown Seattle, 425.373.5388, events@seattlehumane.org, or sign up at http://shs.convio.net/site/TR?fr_id=1312&pg=entry
Auto Angels Car Show
July 28, 9am-3pm, featuring “America’s Most Beautiful Roadster” - a’36 Packard, music, games, 1717 Bellevue Way, Bellevue.
Catio Tour Seattle
July 28, noon-4pm, self-guided tour of ten creatively designed catios (enclosed outdoor cat patios) in West Seattle through NW Seattle, www.catiotourseattle.com.
75th Anniversary of USS Intrepid
Attn: Former crew members of legendary aircraft carrier are called back to the ship for the 75th anniversary August 16-29. The Intrepid is now a Sea, Air & Space Museum in NYC. The museum is also seeking artifacts and memorabilia, learn more at www.intrepidmuseum.org/75.
Foss Village Farmer's Market
Aug 25, 10am-3pm. Produce, fresh flowers, arts & crafts, music. N 130th St and 1st Ave NW, Seattle. 206-834-2581 or www.fosscare.org
Mary Olson Farm
Weekends thru Aug 26, noon-5pm, 67-acre park is a restored farmstead with historic house, barn, outbuildings, farm animals, farm-life demonstrations plus special events throughout summer, 28728 Green River Road SE, Auburn, http://wrvmuseum.org/visit_the_farm.html
Summer Concert Series in State Parks
Free concerts in Washington State Parks begins runs through August 25. For information, visit  Washington State Parks Folk and Traditional Arts Program.

Exhibits
America's Car Museum
7 days a week, 10am-5pm, “Heroes of Bavaria: 75 years of BMW Motorsport” rare & legendary examples on West Coast for first time ever, 2702 East D Street, Tacoma. daily senior discounts, 253-779-8490, americascarmuseum.org.
Sasquatch!
New exhibit opens July 11 exploring ancient native perspectives on mysterious being, White River Valley Museum, 918 H St. SE, Auburn, 253-288-7433, www.wrvmuseum.org
Washington State History Museum
Thru Aug 12, contemporary Native Arts Exhibition, 1911 Pacific Ave, Tacoma, 1-888-238-4373, www.washingtonhistory.org
Museum of Flight
New Vietnam Air War Exhibit opens Memorial Day weekend, 9404 E. Marginal Way S, Seattle, 206-764-5720, www.museumofflight.org
Seattle Art Museum
Thru Sept 9, major exhibition features Edward S. Curtis and Marianne Nicolson in commemoration of the 150th anniversary of Curtis’ birth, 206-654-3100, www.seattleartmuseum.org
Free Museum Passes
Contact your local library to learn about free museum passes!

Theater
Summer Shorts Driftwood
July 6-7, James Wade Theatre, 950 Main St, Edmonds, 425-774-9600, www.edmondsdriftwoodplayers.org
Summer Shorts Phoenix
July 20-29, Phoenix Theatre, 9673 Firdale Ave, Edmonds, $20, 206-533-2000, www.tptedmonds.org

Musical Theater
Village Theatre
July 6-29, Everett  location , 425-257-8600, www.villagetheatre.org
The Williams Project
Aug “Blood Wedding” bringing a town to life in song, dance & verse, TheWilliamsProject.org.

Classical Music
St James Cathedral Concert Series
July 13, 7:30pm; July 25 at 7pm, Aug 25 at 8pm, 804 9th Ave, Seattle, 206-382-4874, www.stjames-cathedral.org/music
Sunsets at Mary Olson Farm
Thursday evenings 7pm, chamber music at the farm, July 5, July 19, Aug 2, $20, 28728 Green River Road, Auburn, 2530887-7777, www.auburnsymphony.org
Seattle Symphony 
206-215-4747, www.seattlesymphony.org
Ladies Musical Club 
free concerts throughout region, www.lmcseattle.org  

Jazz, Pop, Country, World Music
Nearly Dan
July 19-22, 12-piece band Nearly Dan play the music of Stealy Dan, Seattle’s Jazz Alley, www.jazzalley.com
Canalon de Timbiqui
July 25, female ensemble from Columbia brings ancestral sounds of the region, www.ec4arts.org

Social Dance (call in advance to confirm social dance events)
Sno-King International Folk Dance Club 
Weds & Sats, 7pm, dances from around the world, teaching, no partners needed. Cedar Valley Grange, 20526 52nd Ave,W., Lynnwood.  $6-$8, 949-646-7082, 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 

Other
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):