CALENDAR OF EVENTS
Senior & Health Events
Aging Well Learning Community
May 21 “The Happiness Project” (please register by noon the day before to receive Zoom link) June 18 “All the Lonely People” This learning community dedicated to aging well with consciousness, courage and contribution meets every third Saturday. Enjoy nonfiction and fiction books, films and other arts as catalysts for reflection and conversation.
Pioneers in Aging
- May 23, noon, “lunch ‘n’ learn” virtual author series to celebrate Older Americans Month at KCLS. Ashton Applewhite, This Chair Rocks: A Manifesto Against Ageism
June 9 from 2-3:30pm, online intro session for those recently diagnosed with cognitive loss, get your questions answered by expert panel and receive copy of “Living with Memory Loss” handbook, Register two days before the program
July 15, Dec 2 noon-1pm, free virtual programs (rsvp) to learn the latest in immune system research including how our bodies respond to COVID-19, autoimmune diseases and more, presented by Benaroya Research Institute, to sign up visit www.benaroyaresearch.org/sciencefriday
Ongoing, fun and friendship after 60 for active seniors. Enjoy picnics, speed dating, potlucks, parties, social drinking, golf, fishing & more, Gig Harbor area and beyond. For info call Pati 253-853-5046.
Ongoing NEST Events
Events for older adults: Wednesdays 11-noon walk with others in Seattle’s Magnuson Park – meet in parking lot E4 at north end of Lake Shore Dr NE. Moving with Greater Ease Tuesdays (chair), Wednesdays (floor) learn relaxing gentle movement to increase flexibility and comfort call 206-525-6378. Fridays 1-3pm pickleball at Wedgewood Presbyterian 8008 35th Ave NE (parking lot) weather dependent – join group for a safe, fun, low-impact socially distanced recreational activity. www.nestseattle.org 206-525-6378.
Daily Arts Activities by Silver Kite!
Community Festivals & Events
May 18, 8pm “The Democratizing Power of Radio” presented by HistoryLink.org at MOHAI, free, to register click here.
May 19, 11am-1:30pm, “Self Compassion” online interactive session to learn skills, engage in self-reflection, pay as you are able, click to register: Self-Compassion: The Jewel at the Center of Being
May 20-22, parade, carnival, music, food & competitions in Poulsbo Viking Fest
Phinney Neighborhood Garage Sale
May 21, 9a-1pm drive around the Seattle’s Phinney neighborhood and look for the signs
May 21, 10am-4pm, see the blue poppy meadow in bloom, live music, artists & food trucks, free at the Rhododendron Garden in Federal Way Blue Poppy Day
Armed Forces Day
May 21, 11am-6pm at McChord Air Force Base, historical reenactments, music, entertainers, food and more, Armed Forces Day
May 21, 10am-5pm, bring your leashed dog to Petpalooza for contests, vendors, games, Game Farm in Auburn
Classic Workboat Show
May 21-22, boat tours, demos, food trucks, Lake Union Park Classic Workboat Show
University Street Fair
May 21-22, the annual event is back
May 21-22, bring the grandkids to watch and operate heavy equipment, police and fire engines on display, Washington State Fair Events Center, Puyallup Dozer Day
May 27-30, the annual festival at the Seattle Center is back
The Infinite immersive space experience
Beginning May 21, 60-minute journey to roam inside a full-scale replica of the International Space Station at Tacoma’s Armory tickets: theinfiniteseattle.com.
May 28-29, food, live music, belt-sander races, arts & crafts, Brinnon ShrimpFest
Community Yard Sale and Craft Sale
June 4th, 10am-4pm on the grounds of Bethany United Methodist Church, 5634 South Park Avenue, Tacoma. "Come rain or come shine” Stop on by!
In-person again! First & Third Fridays 7:30-9:30pm, www.skandia-folkdance.org
Many free live virtual events -- require registration. for info on all events contact 425-462-9600 or check KCLS.org events page to connect to these events or find additional events.
Ongoing: Tuesdays & Weds by appointment Digital Navigator to help with just about anything to do something on the computer - free 30-minute phone or online appointments with KCLS will help, Daily online interactive arts activities presented by Silver Kite. Wednesdays 1-3pm Genealogy Help (register 24 hours in advance)
Digital Navigator Appointments
Description: Would you like help to do something on the computer or online – setting up email, filling out a form or getting on social media? Do you need affordable options for getting your own computer, device or in-home broadband connection? A Digital Navigator can help achieve your tech goals. In a 30-minute appointment online or by phone, your navigator will help you find ways to learn the skills you want or understand your options for the in-home connection you need.
To make an appointment to meet online or by phone to get one-on-one help with your questions, call 800.462.9600 or click here: https://rooms.kcls.org/appointments/digitalnavigators
Community Resource Center
Thursdays, 1:30-3:30 (walk in help available at Auburn Resource Center, 2818 Auburn Way N)
Description: ALL ARE WELCOME! GET THE HELP YOU NEED AT THE VIRTUAL RESOURCE CENTER.
We are living in stressful times and you may find yourself in need of support.
Log-in or call for free information and access to:
- Cash assistance
- Employment and training
- Food assistance
- Health / medical care
- Legal assistance
- Dispute resolution
- Mental health treatment
- Substance use treatment
- Transportation / ORCA Lift
Log in via Zoom anytime during the listed open hours. Use - https://tinyurl.com/virtualresourcecenter
Meeting ID: 930-683-3892, Password: 459890
If you do not have computer access, contact the Virtual Resource Center at one of the following phone numbers during open hours. 253.215.8782
In collaboration with The City of Shoreline, The City of Redmond, The City of Auburn, and King County District Court.
Questions about Medicare?
Every other Wednesday, 12-4pm. Check the link above for dates.
Description: The Statewide Health Insurance Benefits Advisors (SHIBA) is a free, unbiased and confidential counseling service of the Washington State Office of the Insurance Commissioners (OIC).
SHIBA's trained and impartial volunteers are available to assist consumers with their Medicare related questions.
Register online for a one-hour session that will be conducted over the phone.
Genealogy Help with Eastside Genealogical Society
Description: Are you just beginning your family history research? Or have you hit a wall in your research? Wherever your ancestors are from, volunteers from Eastside Genealogical Society are waiting to assist with genealogical research. You can arrange a virtual help appointment by registering here. You will be contacted via email with a weblink to enter your individual teleconference help session at least 1 hour before your session. Please register at least 24 hours before the help session.
Seniors Living Alone Group
Wednesdays 11am-noon, offered by Greenwood Senior Center, Email firstname.lastname@example.org to sign up.