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
Holiday Marketplace
Nov 2-3, 9am-3pm, over 50 artisans, gifts, food, bake sale, Northshore Senior Center, 10201 E. Riverside Dr, Bothell, 425-487-2441, www.northshoreseniorcenter.org
Speaking of Dying
Nov 3, 9:30-11:30am, screening of half-hour film plus discussion with Trudy James, St John Baptist Episcopal Church, 3050 California Ave SW, West Seattle, open to the public.
Free Caregiving Class
Nov 5, 2-3:30pm, Peter Kirk Comm Ctr, 352 Kirkland Ave, Kirkland, 425-587-3360, offered by King County Library System, www.kcls.org/caregiving
Downsizing Simplified
Nov 8, 10:30am, helpful tips and techniques to tidy your home or prepare for your move, how to organize and distribute your belongings, FREE, Wesley Des Moines, the Terrace Auditorium. 816 S 216th St, Des Moines, RSVP 855-445-8827 or www.DesMoines.WesleyChoice.org.
SAGE Table Conversation
Nov 8, 4-7pm (open house), fighting loneliness in LGBT community through intergenerational connections, RSVP 253-798-8787.
Holiday Shopping Bazaar
Nov 9 & 10, 10:30am-4pm,  holiday gifts, Free event. 7083 Wagner Way, Gig Harbor, 253-235-0012. www.thelodge-gigharbor.com.
African American Caregivers Forum
Nov 10, 9am-3pm, free event features Dr. Jim DeMaine, presentations, exhibits, entertainment, lunch, prizes, Doubletree Hotel Southcenter, 16500 Southcenter Pky, 206-706-7084.
Free Downsizing Seminar
Nov 14, 11am-noon, coffee & conversation on what to do with all your stuff, featuring move manager Christy Urdal of Next Step Transitions. refreshments, Meadowbrook Comm Ctr, 10517 35th Ave NE, Seattle, 206-914-9989, free but RSVP 206-914-9989.
Wisdom Cafés
Free conversations for seniors, Nov 18, 2-3:30pm “Make New Friends Keep the Old” Shoreline Library 345 NE 175th 206-362-7550; Nov 20, 2-3:30pm “How to infuse your days with enthusiasm and a sense of purpose” Richmond Beach Library 19601 21st Ave NW, Shoreline, 206-546-3522.
Enlightened Aging
Nov 18, 2pm, physician and researcher Dr. Eric B. Larson offers practical advice on aging with resilience, Redmond Library, 15990 NE 85th Street, 425-885-1861.
Kitchen Table Talks
Nov 20, 1-2pm, join a lively monthly conversation about age-friendly communities open to all--call 206-386-1200 or tollfree 1-844-386-1200 (when prompted, enter code 6962239) or visit www.com/KTTnovember (when prompted, enter code 6962239). For additional information, visit www.seattle.gov/agefriendly/events or, if you have questions about this event ahead of time, call 206-386-1521.
Free Downsizing Events
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, 206-850-4570, visit www.kirkvaux.com for dates and locations.
Seniors Creating Art
Dec 1 & 15, 2-part workshop, surprise your friends and relatives with a comic book recap of your year, comic artist/instructor teaches basics and helps you format a comic page to mail or include with holiday cards, no experience needed, all supplies provided, bring short list of memorable 2018 events, Moines Library, 21620 11th Ave S, RSVP, 206-824-6066.
Social Security Workshop
Dec 3, 4-5:30pm, updates recent changes to SS, Health Dept Auditorium, 3629 S. D St, Tacoma, 253-798-4600, free – no rsvp needed.
Irish Tenors Holiday Concert
Dec 18, 7:30pm “We Three Kings” Irish Tenors Holiday Concert at Seattle’s Benaroya Hall, benefiting the Ballard NW Senior Center. Tickets at www.benaroyahall.org, 206-215-4747.
Food & Fitness
Tues/Th 11am-2pm, Sound Generations & Seattle Parks launches program for East African Elders at Northgate Comm Ctr, www.soundgenerations.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
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
Medicare Advantage Plans Seminars
Free events throughout November in Puget Sound locations, Providence Medicare Advantage Plans, Learn more at 866-995-2956 (TTY:771) or mytrueplans.com/print.
Pierce Co Caregiving Workshops
Nov 5, 6:30pm Lakewood Library; Nov 6, 3pm University Place Library; Nov 7, 6:30pm South Hill Library; Nov 13, 4pm Summit Library in Tacoma, www.piercecountylibrary.org
Free Caregiving Class
Nov 5, 2-3:30pm, Peter Kirk Sr Ctr, 352 Kirkland Ave, Kirkland, 425-587-3360, offered by King County Library System, www.kcls.org/caregiving  
Grief & Loss Retreat
Nov 16-18, for those having lost loved one to cancer, $25, Harmony Hill in Union, WA 360-898-2363.
Free Medical Safety Event
Nov 17, 1-2 :30pm, tips to protect yourself from medical harm while being treated at a hospital, doctor’s office or outpatient center, presented by Washington Advocates for Patient Safety; Des Moines Library, 21620 11th Ave S, 206-824-6066.
Learn about Naturopathic Medicine
Nov 30, 11:30am-1:30pm, explore benefits of naturopathic medicine, including lunch, Shoreline Library, free, rsvp 206-367-6700.

Craft Markets/Bazaars
48th Annual Holiday Boutique Craft Show
Nov 1-4, 10am 6 (th-sat) Sun 10am-2pm; holiday decor, pottery, jewelry, candles, foods, Holly Hills Clubhouse, 19200 Holly Hills Dive NE, Bothell (previously held at Hollywood Schoolhouse), Exit #24 for 195th Street Beardslee Blvd go east, drive 1.1 mile, clubhouse is on the top of the hill on your right, follow the signs, cjpromotions99@gmail.com
Holiday Marketplace
Nov 2-3, 9am-3pm, over 50 artisans, gifts, food, bake sale, Northshore Senior Center, 10201 E. Riverside Dr, Bothell, 425-487-2441, www.northshoreseniorcenter.org
Holiday Craft Market
Nov 2-3, 9am-4pm, 70 booths of handcrafted gifts, cafe & bake sale, hourly door prizes, free, Kent Sr Ctr, 600 E. Smith St, Kent, 253-856-5162.
Polish Fall Bazaar
Nov 3-4, noon-6pm, Polish arts, crafts, gifts, Polish food & music (2:30pm) 1714 18th Ave, Seattle, 206-322-3020, www.polishhome.org
Artisans Festival
Nov 5, 3-8pm & Nov 6 10am-6pm, handicrafts, jewelry, wearable art, treats, wine pull, raffle, benefits Children's Hospital, Meridian Valley Country Club, 24830 136th Ave SE, Kent.
Holiday Shopping Bazaar
Nov 9 & 10, 10:30am-4pm,  holiday gifts, Free event. 7083 Wagner Way, Gig Harbor, 253-235-0012.www.thelodge-gigharbor.com.
Finnish Community Bazaar
Nov 10, 10am-3pm, food, crafts, gifts. Free admission, parking & coffee, Swedish Club, 1920 Dexter Ave N, Seattle, 206-362-1869.
NW Holiday Handmade
Nov 16-17, 10am-5pm handmade gifts from local artists – ceramics, sculpture, textiles, prints, notecards, books, calendars, crafts & toys, Finnish Lutheran Church, 8504 13th Ave NW, Seattle, free.
28th Annual Christmas Bazaar
Nov 17, 10-4, Collins Grange, 3404 E 120th, Tacoma. Free Admission. Free Parking. 
Breakfast/lunch available

Veterans Day Events
Veterans Day Parade
Nov 10, 11am, enjoy one of the largest Veterans Day parades in country travels along Main Street from E Street to A Street SW/NW in Auburn, 916-743-4343, www.auburnveteransparade.org.
Hollywood and the Homefront
Nov 10, 2-3pm, historian John Jensen share rarely known stories from Hollywood’s war effort during WWII, Mountlake Terrace Library, 23300 58th Ave W. 425-776-8722.
NW Veterans Museum
Nov 11, 11am-3pm NW Veterans Museum will thank veterans that visit the museum, 19921 Poplar Way, Lynnwood, www.NWVeteransMuseum.org
The Veterans Day Project
Nov 16-18, $15 or free for veterans, tells the stories of American soldiers over the last 100 years via letters written home, Tacoma Little Theatre, 210 N “I” St, Tacoma, 253-272-2281, www.tacomalittletheatre.com

Community Events
Operation Christmas Child
To learn more about joining the local team to help fill gift boxes for children, visit samaritanspurse.org/volunteerwithOCC.
Better Bird Photography
Nov 6, 7-8pm, presented by professional photographer Alan Bauer, free, Lake Forest Park Library, 17171 Bothell Way NE, 206-362-8860.
Help Plan Titlow Park in Tacoma
Nov 7,6pm, be part of Metro Parks Tacoma’s plans for the shoreline and forest of Titlow Park, 8425 Sixth Ave, Tacoma in Titlow Lodge.253-305-1017.
Urban Trails
Nov 8, 7-8:30pm hear from author of hiking guidebook exploring NW trails close to home, free, Shoreline Library, 345 NE 175th 206-362-7550.
State Budget Conference
Nov 13, 8:30am-4:30pm, speakers include Gov. Inslee, community leaders, panel discussions, $95, Seattle Center Exhibition Hall, register at www.budgetmatters.org or call 206-262-0973.
Drop-In Genealogy Help
Nov 14, 1-3pm, free, Shoreline Library, 345 NE 175th 206-362-7550.
Free Des Moines Event
Nov 19, 6:30pm “Tips and Tools to Survive a Busy Life,” Des Moines Library, 21620 11th Ave S, 206-824-6066.
Enchant Christmas at Safeco
Nov 23-Dec 30, light maze and marketplace, ice-skating trail, $20, www.EnchantChristmas.com
“Cat from Hell” star
Nov 29, star of Animal Planet’s “My Cat from Hell” Jackson Galaxy, Seattle’s Showbox in SODO.

Washington State History Museum
Thru Jan 20, rare opportunity to see Jacob Lawrence’s “George Bush Series” conveys the story of George Bush, the first African American pioneer to settle in WA state, 1911 Pacific Ave, Tacoma, 253-272-9747, www.washingtonhistory.org
Museum of Glass
Opens Oct 3, contemporary art & Tlingit Culture, 253-284-4750, www.museumofglass.org  
Bellevue Art Museum
Oct 12-Mar 24 exhibition of Polaroids, www.bellevuearts.org  
Seattle Art Museum
Opens Oct 18, explore 5 centuries of the royal arts of India, www.seattleartmuseum.org  
Tacoma Art Museum
Opens Oct 20 photos of geologic events; 253-272-4258, www.tacomaartmuseum.org  

Rita Rudner
Nov 16, 8-10pm, a favorite Las Vegas comedian, Federal Way Performing Arts Center, 31510 Pet von Reichbauer Way S, 253-835-7010, www.fwpaec.org

Black Box Theatre
Concerts, lectures, performances and more. Edmonds Community College. Tickets and information, blackboxedcc.org or 425-640-1448.
Seattle Public Theater
Thru Nov 4, "Fade" true-to-life comedy, $17-$34, 7312 W Green Lake Dr N, Seattle, www.seattlepublictheater.org
Seattle Rep
Thru Nov 10 "A Thousand Splendid Suns" harrowing tale of two women in war-torn Kabul; thru Nov 25 "A People's History" story-teller Mike Daisey explores US history not told in school; 206-443-2222, www.SeattleRep.org
The Project Williams
Thru Nov 18, Tony Kushner's "A Bright Room Called Day", Hillman City Collaboratory, pay what you can, www.thewilliamsproject.org
UW Drama
Nov 28-Dec 9, “Fefu and Her Friends” winner of nine Obie’s $10-$20, Meany Studio Theatre on UW campus, 206-543-4880, www.drama.uw.edu
SecondStory Rep
Nov 30-Dec 23 “A Christmas Carol” Redmond, 425-881-6777.

Musical Theater
Wonderland Brunch
Nov 2-Jan 27 (Sat/Sun) music, dance, theater and NW cuisine, Can Can, 94 Pike Place, Seattle, www.thecancan.com
Thru Nov 4, "[title of show]" writers struggle to submit something to the musical theater festival, 7325 166th Ave NE, Redmond, 425-881-6777, www.secondstoryrep.org
Village Theatre
Thru Nov 18 (Everett); The Noteworthy Life of Howard Barnes, musical comedy, $29-$74, Iss 425-392-2202; Ev 425-257-8600, www.villagetheatre.org
Seattle Rep
 Nov 23-Dec 30, “In the Heights” hit by Lin-Manuel Miranda, 206-443-2222, www.SeattleRep.org
Seattle Musical Theatre
Nov 30-Dec 16, “Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat, based on biblical tale by Andrew Lloyd Webber & Tim Rice, www.seattlemusicaltheatre.org
Peter and the Starcatcher
Nov 30-Dec 9, Tony-winning story of Peter Pan and Captain Hook as a musical, $10-$20, Shoreline Community College Theatre, 1600 Bldg, 16101 Greenwood Ave N, Shoreline, 206-546-4728.

Choral Music
Northwest Chamber Choir
Dec 2, 3pm & Dec 8, 7 :30pm Phinney Ridge Lutheran Church, 7500 Greenwood Ave N, Seattle, www.northwestchamberchorus.org
Bellevue Chamber Chorus
Dec 15 at 7:30pm “Gloria” St Luke’s Lutheran Church in Bellevue & Dec 16 at 4pm Lake WA United Methodist Church in Kirkland; special senior prices, 425-522-3436 or www.bellevuechamberchorus.org.
Irish Tenors Holiday Concert
Dec 18, 7:30pm “We Three Kings” Irish Tenors Holiday Concert at Seattle’s Benaroya Hall, benefiting the Ballard NW Senior Center. Tickets at www.benaroyahall.org, 206-215-4747.

Classical Music
Requiem by Mozart
Nov 2, 7:30pm, open to all, freewill offering, St James Cathedral, 804 Ninth Ave, Seattle, 206-382-4874.
Poland’s Centennial Concert
Nov 15, 7:30pm, Janusz Olejniczak in Chopin recital, Benaroya Hall, 206-215-4747, www.benaroyahall.org
Auburn Symphony/Chancel Arts
Nov 16, 7pm, chamber music from the world, Kent Lutheran Church, 336 - 2nd Ave S, Kent.
Ladies Musical Club
Free concerts throughout region, www.lmcseattle.org
Seattle Symphony
For concerts, call 206-215-4747 or visit www.seattlesymphony.org

Black Box Theatre
Concerts, lectures, performances and more. Edmonds Community College. Tickets and information, blackboxedcc.org or 425-640-1448.
Wayward Music
Nov 2, clarinetist William O. Smith (formerly of Dave Brubeck Quartet), $5-$25 (free will offering – kids free), Chapel Performance Space, Good Shepherd Ctr, 4649 Sunnyside Ave N, Seattle (SW corner 50th & Sunnyside in Wallingford)  www.waywardmusic.org
Native American Flute Songs
Nov 3, 2-3:30pm, flute artist and storyteller Gary Stroutsos; Nov 15, 7-8:30pm learn to play the Native American flute, free, Shoreline Library, 345 NE 175th 206-362-7550.
Seattle Jazz Vespers
Nov 4, 6pm, Seattle First Baptist corner of Harvard & Seneca St, Seattle, free parking back of church, 1st Sundays thru June www.seattlejazzvespers.org
Bellevue Community Band Fall Concert
Nov 4, 2:30-3:30 pm, potpourri of tunes including Latin, jazz and rock medleys, marches and classic band favorites, and first public performance of "A Moment of Discovery" by Aidan Klein, a freshman at Mercer Island High School. Free and open to the public. Held at Three Points Elementary School in Medina (7800 NE 28th St, Medina)
Seattle’s Benaroya Hall
Nov 8, John McLaughlin (has played shows with Billy Joel, Adele); Nov 16-17, Casa Patas Flamenco; Dec 1 Jim Brickman “Joyful Christmas”; Dec 2 “The Tenors Home for the Holidays” 206-215-4747, www.benaroyahall.org
Cherry  Poppin’ Daddies
Nov 13-15, 20th anniversary of Zoot Suit Riot, Seattle’s Jazz Alley, www.jazzalley.com
Geoffrey Castle’s Celtic Christmas
Dec 1, 8pm, Historic Everett Theater, 2911 Colby Ave, Everett, 425-258-6766.
Edmonds Center for the Arts
Jan 17, 7:30PM, Bella Gaia – inspired by astronauts who spoke about life-changing power of seeing earth from space features music, dance and NASA-immersive imagery. Pre-show talk included. Ap 5, 7:30PM, mandolin soloist and composer Danilo Brito playing the Choro music of Brazil. May 23, 7:30PM, Ronnie Spector and the Ronettes – female rock and roll from the 1960s. 410 Fourth Avenue North, Edmonds. 425-275-9595. www.ec4arts.org.  

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
Oct 27 Halloween Party, prizes for costumes, potluck snacks, 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