Northwest Prime Time Calendar of Events
Classes for Seniors
“Downsizing: Rightsizing for Seniors” maximize your home’s marketability, how to ease the process of moving and transitioning to new location: Mar 2, 10am, Auburn Senior Center, 808-Ninth Ave SE, 253-931-3016; Mar 24, 10am at Burien Community Center, 14700 6th Ave SW, 206-988-3700; Mar 8, 10am, Center at Norpoint, 4818 Nassau Ave NE, Tacoma, 253-404-3900. Mar 21 at 10am – “Build a Better Back” physical therapists discuss common causes, what you can do and how to prevent back pain Des Moines Activity Center, 2045 S 216th, 206-878-1642; also at Des Moines Activity Center on Apr 4 at 10am “Diabetes Prevention & Management”
Dementia, Play & Puppets
Mar 5 at 3pm, an hour-long performance to present stories from people with late stage dementia followed by discussion and resources, University Prep Theater, 8000 25th Ave NE, Seattle, tickets at Brown Paper Tickets. Information on March workshops in Seattle on a technique to communicate with loved ones with dementia can be found at this link: here.
Mar 8, 1:30pm “Talking about what scares us” Providence Point, Issaquah; Mar 15, 2pm “Life Purpose” Maple Valley Library; Mar 17, 1:30pm “Moving past regret” Issaquah Library; Mar 21, 2pm, “Dreaming our Future” Richmond Beach Library; Mar 27, 2pm “The problem of independence” Redmond Library; Mar 28, 10:15am “Staying Connected” Sno-Valley Senior Center, Carnation, all events free, for more information, call Wendy Pender at 425-369-3285.
Shoreline-LFP Senior Center
Mar 10 Karaoke Bingo RSVP; 206-365-1536, Mar 21 from 10_30-11:30am “Don’t Be Late Again” learn strategies and practical exercises to overcome lateness and procrastination, $2, 18560 1st Ave NE, Shoreline, 206-365-1536, www.shorelinelfpseniorcenter.org
Active Senior Fair
Mar 11, 10am-3pm, this free event will feature seminars and workshops, free health screenings, entertainment, fashion show, talk by Marianne Binetti, luncheon available, free parking, no rsvp needed, Westminster Chapel, located on NE. 24th Street in Bellevue, 425-635-6191, www.overlakehospital.org/activeseniorfair.
Mar 14, Age has nothing to do with it. Everyone needs to have these essential documents in place. While preparing these documents on your own may be an option, find out whether that option will be right for you, your family and your descendants. Information on the Internet, for example, may not be valid in Washington State. Learn about details in this impartial, informational presentation sponsored by the ADRC. Held 6:30 – 8:30 p.m. at the Sumner Library, 1116 Fryar Ave., Sumner. Call (253) 798-4600 for more information. Also held Mar 18, 10am-noon at the Soundview Bld, 3602 Pacific Ave, Tacoma; Mar 22 at 6:30-8:30pm at the Parkland/Spanaway Library 13718 Pacific Ave S, Tacoma; Mar 23 from 6:30-8:30pm at University Place Library 3609 Market Place. View event flyer.
Mar 30, 4-8pm, Kent Senior Activity Center, 600 E. Smith, Kent, Danny Vernon presents Elvis concert, also features dinner and info on Social Security and Medicare, $10, 253-856-5150.
Free AARP Tax Help
Thursdays & Saturdays thru Apr 15 from 3:30-8pm at Shoreline Library; Fridays thru Apr 14 at Richmond Beach Library; bring picture ID, documented proof of Social Security Number and last year’s tax return, as well as all current tax documents, no appointment necessary (people served on first come, first served basis)
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
Mar 7, 7-8:30pm, free workshop, coping techniques discussed and demonstrated, Lake Forest Park Library, 17171 Bothell Way NE, Lake Forest Park, 206-362-8860.
Bingo Fundraiser to Help a Local Transplant Patient
Mar 10, 6-8pm, fundraiser Bingo to help 10-month old Ezra Koenig, a Bothell-area child needing a heart transplant, Lynnwood High School, for info call Cody Koenig 425-563-3999, email@example.com
Go Red Luncheon
Mar 16, www.SeattleGoRedLuncheon.heart.org, Feb 3 is National Wear Red Day to educate about cardiovascular disease in women, www.goredforwomen.org
Free Walk Training Program
Sat, Mar-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
Senior Aquatic Fitness
Tue/Th, 10-10:30am, or 10:30-11am, enjoy NEW Flow Motion FITT Senior Aquatic Fitness at Mt Rainier Pool! 22722 19th Ave S, Des Moines. RSVP, 225-270-1688 or visit www.fittbalance.com.
Alzheimer’s Annual Conference
Apr 7, 8:30am-4pm, featuring leading dementia experts, Washington State Convention Center, Seattle, 206-363-5500, http://www.cvent.com/events/discovery-2017-32nd-annual-alzheimer-s-regional-conference/event-summary-52c62c9fed414855a57b07e530981610.aspx
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.
Penn Cove MusselFest
Mar 4-5, food, wine, demos, activities, Coupeville, www.thepenncovemusselfestival.com
Free genealogy workshop on Scots-Irish Ancestry
Mar 5, 1-5pm, learn how to research your family roots at a free workshop at Pierce County Library, 3005 112th St E, Tacoma, free but RSVP required at www.pcls.us/calendar
Galactic Wisdom Conference
Mar 10-12, UFO event includes workshops, vendors, Olympia, www.galacticwisdomconference.com
Mar 11, 6-9pm, King County Library System gala features Daniel Handler, bestselling author of the Lemony Snicket books, emceed by Nancy Pearly, renowned book expert, $225, Hyatt Regency, Bellevue, 425-369-3448, www.kcls.org/literarylions
Mar 11-12, Seattle Center Armory, free
South Sound Spirits Gathering
Mar 11, sample sips from area distillers, www.visitolympia.com
Connecting with Distant Relatives You Never Knew You Had
Mar 11, 2-3:30pm, presented by Mary Kircher Roddy will present the skills to find unknkown relatives and how to contact them, Richmond Beach Library, 19601 21st Ave NW, Shoreline, 206-546-3522.
Alzheimer’s – Reason to Hope
Mar 16, Join the Alzheimer’s Association for the annual Reason to Hope Breakfast in Tacoma and learn how, together, we can change the path of Alzheimer’s. Breakfast event held 7:30-8:30 a.m. at the Hotel Murano in Tacoma. Visit the website information/registration page.
Mar 17-19, 10-4, 36th Annual Quilt Show, Evergreen State Fairgrounds in Monroe, shop, demos, $8, free parking firstname.lastname@example.org
Women’s League Flea Market
Mar 18, 8am-4pm, Memorial Fieldhouse at Unviersity of Puget Sound, corner of Union Ave & N. 11th Street in Tacoma, $10 (benefits scholarship fund), pugetsound.edu/WomensLeague
Atlas Obscura Events
Mar 18, noon-1pm “Covington Cellars Tour” and discussion in Woodinville $30; Mar 25, join an art walk at Seattle’s famous “Sound Garden” in Magnuson Park; Apr 9 from 10-11:30am “Muscle Cars and Memorabilia” join champion racecar driver Al Young and a tour of his Mopar muscle cars and drag racing memorabilia, takes place $35, www.atlasobscura.com
Pioneer Women of Richmond Beach
Mar 18, 2-3pm, presented by Vicki Stiles of the Shoreline Historical Museum, exploring the lives of early women settlers, Richmond Beach Library, 19601 21st Ave NW, Shoreline, 206-546-3522.
Tenant Rights Workshop
Mar 19, 2-4pm, know your rights and how to navigate the housing search and landlord screening process, protect yourself from eviction, how to get deposits back and repairs made, Shoreline Library, free but RSVP 206-362-7550.
Mar 20, 6:30pm, join in a conversation to learn to have civil discussions in our polarized political environment, by Dr. David E. Smith, free, Des Moines Library, 21620 11th Ave S, Des Moines, 206-824-6066, https://kcls.bibliocommons.com/events/589378b8b54a5a33002c26d4
Taste, Explore and Discover True Tea
Mar 22 from 7-8:30pm, learn about the history, health benefits and varieties of tea, taste five types of tea, includes slide show, free, Richmond Beach Library, 19601 21st Ave NW, Shoreline, 206-546-3522.
Mar 23, 24, 25; 6pm, 8pm, 9:30pm Enter Tacoma’s Point Defiance Fort Nisqually by candlelight and embark on adventure – high energy suspense game, $25/person, www.fortnisqually.org 253-362-8860.
Green Neighborhood – Clean Transportation
Mar 25, educational exhibits, learn about and test-drive electric vehicles, see solar panels in action, discussion forum, vegan food, touch and hold animals affected by increased CO2 levels, 10am-2pm, Miller Community Center, 330 19th Ave E, Seattle, free, www.coltura.org
Capital Food & Wine Fest
Mar 25, St Martin’s University, www.capitalfoodandwinefestival.com
Mar 26, 11am-1pm, Hedgebrook’s annual event brunch at Herban Feast, SoDo Park, 3200 1st Ave S, Seattle features novelist Natalie Baszile, author of QUEEN SUGAR, which was made into a TV series produced by Oprah, $150 fundraiser, 206-325-6773, www.Hedgebrook.org
Finding Family History Records That Are Not Online
Mar 29, 7-8:30pm, learn to find sources like letters, photos, microfilms, archives, library and university collections, presented by professional genealogist Claudia Breland, Shoreline Library, 345 NE 175th St, 206-362-7550.
Mar 31-Apr 2, Fest Fest at Seattle Center Exhibition Hall, www.vegofwa.org/vegfest
Garden & Outdoor Events
Rose Pruning Demo
Mar 4, noon-3pm (rain or shine), light refreshments, Woodland Park Zoo Rose Garden, North 50th St & Fremont Ave N in Seattle, demonstration is free, parking is $6 (park at lot at N 50th & Fremont Ave N) 206-548-2500, http://www.zoo.org/rose-garden
Bringing Grizzlies Back to the North Cascades
Mar 8, 7pm, discussion about bringing back grizzles to the North Cascades, Woodland Park Zoo Education Center Auditorium, (enter the lot at the south side of the zoo at Fremont Ave N and N. 50th St in Seattle), parking is free for event & event is free but RSVP required, timeforgrizzly.brownpapertickets.com.
Wings Over Water Festival
Mar 10-12, multi-day festival celebrating the abundance of wildlife and bird species in the Pacific Northwest, expert wildlife speakers, field trips, vendors & food, Semiahmoo Resort, 9565 Semiahmoo Pkwy, Blaine, www.wingsoverwaterbirdingfestival.com/index.html
Winter Master Gardener Speakers Series
Mar 10 Bill Thorness Cool Season Gardening; Mar 17 Pruning shrubs; Mar 31 Dan Hinkley Heronswood; 9:30-11:30am, Mukilteo Presbyterian Church, 4515 84th St SW, Mukilteo, $20, 425-338-2400, www.gardenlectures.com
Seattle Tilth’s Edible Plant Sale
Mar 18, 9am-3pm, wide selection of organic locally grown edible plant starts including veggies, herbs, edible flowers, fruit shrubs and fruit trees for spring planting, includes educational presentations, at Orca K-8 School, 5215 46th Ave S, Seattle, (Get directions), free.
Great Blue Herons
Mar 13, 11am-1pm, slide show at Kenmore Fire Station, viewing the herons takes place at NE corner of Kenmore Park n Ride (NE Bothell Way/73rd Ave NE), free, presented by Northshore Senior Center, for info call 425-489-0707.
Beach Watcher Training
Mar 17-May 19, 9am-3:30pm, receive 80 hours of training and begin volunteering as an educator, researcher or beach steward, Everett, 425-357-6020.
Quilters Anonymous Quilt Show
Mar 17-19, Evergreen State Fairgrounds Event Center, http://www.quiltersanonymous.org/index.php/Quilt-Show.html
Tacoma Art Museum
Thru Mar 2017, “Coast to Cascades” artist C.C. McKim’s impressionist vision of the northwest; Mar 5 from noon-4pm “Portrait Party Free Community Festival” winning entries from Outwin 2016 American Portraiture Today contest – view artwork meet artists, try your hand at drawing, pose for Polaroid portrait, 1701 Pacific Ave, Tacoma, 253-272-4258, www.tacomaartmuseum.org
Seattle Art Museum
Thru Apr 6, celebrating 100 years of Jacob Lawrence, Thru May 23, Landscape Masterworks – an exhibit exploring the development of the landscape genre, 1300 First Ave, Seattle, 206-654-3100, www.seattleartmuseum.org
Washington State History Museum
Thru May 21,a prewar look at Washington’s Japanese American community, (Feb 4opening event 12-5pm features presenters, readings, taiko drummers, Japanese tea ceremony), 1911 Pacific Ave, Tacoma, 253-272-3500, www.washingtonhistory.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
Dance & Performance
Spectrum Dance Theatre
Mar 2-5, “The Immigrants” live music and dance, Cornish Playhouse, 201 Mercer St, Seattle, 206-325-4161, www.SpectrumDance.org
International Ballet Theatre
Mar 11 & 12 at 2pm, Meydenbauer Theater, 11100 NE 6th St, Bellevue, www.ibtbellevue.org
Thru Mar 5 “Well” acclaimed comedy; Mar 17-Apr15, “Dry Powder” dark off-Broadway hit comedy drama, 206-443-2222, www.seattlerep.org
Edmonds Driftwood Players
Thru Mar 5, “Enchanted April”; Mar 23-Apr 2 “leaving Iowa”Wade James Theater, 950 Main St, Edmonds, 425-774-9600, www.edmondsdriftwoodplayers.org
Silent Movie Mondays
Mar 6, love stories at the movies accompanied by live music and discussion, $10, Seattle, www.stgpresents.org
Deconstructing the Beatles Lonely Hearts Club Band
Mar 9, 2pm & 6:45pm, Grand Cinema, 606 South Fawcett Ave, Tacoma, 253-572-6062, www.grandcinema.com, watch the trailer at: Watch the trailer.
Second Story Repertory
Thru Mar 12, “The complete works of William Shakespeare (abridged) [revised], Redmond, 425-881-6777, www.secondstoryrep.org
Tacoma Little Theatre
Mar 16, 7:30pm “Brecht on Brecht” 253-272-2281, www.tacomalittletheatre.com
Seattle Children’s Theatre
Thru Mar 19, “Into the West”; “Seedfolks” Mar 23-Apr 16,www.sct.org
Thru Apr 2, “A Moveable Feast” by Ernest Hemingway, revisit the romance of Paris in an evening of food paired with theatre, a theatrical culinary collaboration with Café Nordo in Pioneer Square, 206-216-0833, www.book-it.org
Mar 3-26, “Tribes”, Mar 25-June 11 “Murder for Two” drop dead funny musical murder mystery, 700 Union St, Seattle, 206-292-7676, www.acttheatre.org
ECA Film Cabaret Series
Mar 9, “2001: A Space Odyssey”; April 6, “The Artist” $5-$15, before film go backstage for happy hour & live music, 410 Fourth Ave N, Edmonds. 425-275-9595. www.ec4arts.org
Tacoma Little Theatre
Mar 10-Apr 2 “Gypsy”; 253-272-2281, www.tacomalittletheatre.com
Mar 10-19, UW Floyd and Delores Jones Playhouse at NE 41st St & University Way NE, Seattle, $18-$25, Info & Tickets: http://www.drama.washington.edu
Pirates of Penzance
Mar 11, Gilbert and Sullivan Players at the Edmonds Center for the Arts, 425-275-9595, www.ec4arts.org
Seattle Musical Theatre
Thru Mar 12, “Little Women” 7120 62nd Ave NE, Seattle’s Magnuson Park, 206-363-2809, www.seattlemusical.org
Mar 16-Apr 23 “A Proper Place” Issaquah; 425-392-2202; Mar 3-26 Hitchcock’s “The 39 Steps” Everett, 425-257-8600, www.VillageTheatre.org
Bellevue Chamber Chorus
Mar 4, 7:30pm & Mar 5, 3pm, “The French Connection” choral classics by Faure, Poulenc, Saint-Saens, & Durufle’s Requiem for chorus and organ, St. Luke's Lutheran Church, Bellevue. Special senior prices available, 425-881-0445, www.bellevuechamberchorus.org
Orchestra Seattle/Chamber Singers
Mar 4, 7:30-9:30pm SOMA Towers in Bellevue; Apr 2, 6-8:30pm Woodhouse Wine Estates in Woodinville, www.osscs.org
Mar 4, 7:30pm, performing Spanish music for the House of Hasburg, St. Mark’s Cathedral, 1245 10th Ave E, Seattle, www.byrdensemble.com
Medieval Women’s Choir
Mar 12, 4pm, “Pilgrim’s Progress” highlighting music encountered by medieval pilgrims in Europe, University Temple United Methodist Church, 1415 NE 43rd St, Seattle, $15-$30, www.medievalwomenschoir.org
Northwest Chamber Chorus
Mar 12 at 3pm; Mar 18 @ 7:30pm, concert featuring modern composers (one accompanied by tuned crystal water glasses, Phinney Ridge Lutheran Church, 7500 Greenwood Ave N, Seattle, $20-$24, 206-523-1196, www.northwestchamberchorus.org
Adelphian Concert Choir
Mar 15 at 7pm, Puyallup High School, 105 Seventh St SW, Puyallup; Mar 25 at 7:30pm at Schneebeck Concert Hall, University of Puget Sound, N. Union Ave & N. 14th St, Tacoma.
Seattle Women’s Chorus
Mar 17-19, music on uplifting stories of trailblazing women, $15-$18, Cornish Playhouse, 201 Mercer Street, Seattle, 206-388-1400, www.SeattleChoruses.org
Northwest Boychoir & Vocalpointe
Mar 17, 7:30pm Plymouth Church 1217 6th Ave, Seattle; Mar 18 at 7:30pm St. Stephens Episcopal Church, 4805 NE 45th St, Seattle; www.nwboychoir.org
Sno-King Community Chorale
Mar 18, 3pm & 7pm, West Coast Premier!Cantata Memoria for the Children, Trinity Lutheran Church, 6215 196th St SW, Lynnwood. 206-473-9416, www.sno-kingchorale.org
Seattle Choral Company
Mar 25, 8pm, includes music by Copeland, Bernstein, St. Mark’s Cathedral, 1245 10th Ave E, Seattle, www.seattlechoralcompany.org
King’s College Choir
Mar 27, 7:30pm Benaroya Hall, Seattle, www.SeattleSymphony.org
Seattle Men’s Chorus
Apr 1 & 2, “Born This Way” www.SeattleChoruses.org
Ladies Musical Club
Free concerts throughout region, www.lmcseattle.org
Mar 3, 4, 5 Pops Bugs Bunny at the Symphony; Mar 4 Dr. Seuss; Mar 8, 7pm community concert inspired by art & poetry; Mar 16-18 Beethoven & Kernis; Mar 23-25 Beethoven; Mar 30-Ap 1 Rachmaninov; Benaroya Hall, 206-215-4747, www.seattlesymphony.org
University of Puget Sound Symphony
Mar 5 at 4pm, performs with Bainbridge Symphony Orchestra at University of Puget Sound University, N. 14th Street & Union Street, Tacoma, free.
Salish Sea Festival
Mar 10, 7:30pm, celebrating 250 years of Telemann, Christ Episcopal Church, 4548 Brooklyn Ave NE in Seattle, 206-633-1611, www.salishseafestival.org/seattle
Seattle Modern Orchestra
Mar 11, featuring Solaris Vocal Ensemble, Chapel Performance Space at the Good Shepherd Center, $10-$25, www.seattlemodernorchestra.org
Early Music Guild
Mar 18, 7:30pm, Seattle Baroque Orchestra performs Bach’s violin concertos 3 & 6, Nordstrom Recital Hall; Mar 25, 3 & 7pm, Good Shepherd Center, Wallingford, 206-325-7066, www.earlymusicguild.org
Pop, Jazz, Folk, Country
Mar 4 at 7:30pm “A Tribute to Chet Baker”; Mar 25 at 7:30pm Bravery and the Bell Tour; Apr 2 at 4pm Colleen Raney – voice in the Irish tradition; all at Thumbnail Theatre, 1211 4th St, Snohomich, 360-568-9412.
Lucky Eagle Casino & Hotel
Mar 5, 8pm, Craig Morgan “This ole boy and a whole lot more” chance to win cash after show, I-5 to exit 88. Rochester. 1-800-720-1788. www.luckyeagle.com
Seattle Jazz Vespers
Mar 5, Michael Clune and The Sleep ‘Til Noon Band, free, www.seattlejazzvespers.org
Ann Wilson of Heart
Mar 8, 8pm Paramount Theatre, Seattle, 1-800-745-3000, www.stgpresents.org
Mar 17-18, Skagit Casino, 1-877-275-2448, www.theskagit.com
Chris Botti with Tacoma Symphony Orchestra
Mar 17, Tacoma Dome, $26-$87, 253-573-2350, www.tacomadome.org
Overton Berry & Ensemble
Mar 24, 6-10pm, Overton Berry is Seattle’s 80-year-old musical treasure and jazz piano virtuoso, Leif Erikson Lodge, 2245 NW 5th St, Seattle, includes live music, raffles, light supper, spirits all for $10! For info, contact JoAnne Rudo, email@example.com or 206 329-1443.
Keola Beamer & Jeff Peterson
Mar 25, 7:30pm, slack key guitar virtuosos explore beauty of Hawaiian music, $19-$54, Edmond Center for the Arts, 410 Fourth Ave N, Edmonds, 425-275-9595, www.ec4arts.org
Social Dance (call in advance to confirm social dance events)
Sno-King International Folk Dance Club
Mar 25, 7-10:30pm Fundraising Dance for Folklife Festival live music, potluck, $10; Weds & Sats 7pm, folk dancing, teaching, no partners needed. Cedar Valley Grange, 20526 52nd Ave,W., Lynnwood. $5-$7. 206-524-7360 or 360-387-9923, www.sno-king.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.
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
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, firstname.lastname@example.org.
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 email@example.com, 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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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 email@example.com.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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.