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
Memory Café
Fridays, 10:30am-1pm, A weekly program for those living with dementia, and their caregivers. Come join the fun! A time for social activity and strengthening memory through games, movement, song, and sharing stories. Just drop-in! Federal Way Library, 34200 1st Way S. 253.838.3668
Parkinson’s Support Group
First Monday of every month at 2:30pm, Parkinson's Disease Support Group at Quail Park Memory Care of West Seattle. Call Cynthia or Michael at 206-455-8842. 4515 41st Ave SW, West Seattle. QPMCWestSeattle.com
Teepa Snow
Jan 7, 9am-4pm, renowned dementia care specialist leads a workshop on Best Practices of Dementia Care, Emerald City Senior Living, $70 ($80 with lunch), light refreshments provided, 9001 Lake City Way NE, Seattle, RSVP by Jan 3 206-729-1200.
Guided Cannabis Shopping for Seniors
Jan 8, Feb 12, Mar 11 10am, Curious about cannabis, marijuana and CBD? Join the team for free Wednesday events, 9am-10am coffee & conversation followed by in-store shopping at the Fremont store in Seattle, must RSVP (206-946-8157 or Service@SeattleHashtag.com). 3534 Stone Way N, Seattle, www.seattlehashtag.com/seniors
Wisdom Cafes
Free discussions for seniors: Jan 14, 2-3:30pm “Holding on and Letting Go” Richmond Beach Library 206-546-3522.
Successful Aging
Jan 16, 7-8:15pm, Daniel Levitin will be speaking from his new book, Seattle’s Central Library 1000 4th Ave, free – limited seating, 206-386-4646.
Wisdom Cafe
Jan 17, 1pm "Restless Days, Sleepless Nights…How Much Sleep Do We Need?" Issaquah Senior Center, 75 NE Creek Way. For information, call the Issaquah Library 425.392.5430
Crone of Puget Sound
Jan 18, 1pm “Getting to Know You Tea” social event to get to know each other, Wedgewood Presbyterian Church, 8003 35th Ave NE, Seattle, free and guests welcome, for info call Sonja 425-420-5261.
Aging Well Learning Community
Jan 18, 10:30am, all welcome to conversations on aging well, Snoqualmie Library, 425-888-1223.
Disabilities Legislative Reception
Jan 22, 5:30-7:30pm people with disabilities and the organizations that represent them can meet with legislators to discuss critical issues, Columbia Room in the Legislative Building on State Capitol in Olympia, contact Emily for details Emily.Rogers@ddc.wa.gov
Senior & Disabled Property Tax Relief
Jan 24, 2-3pm seniors & disabled are eligible for property tax exemptions, King County Tax Assessor will explain the new eligibility requirements (limit $58,423 earned income for 2019) Shoreline Library 206-362-7550.
Arts for People with Memory Loss
Jan 29-Mar 4, Ukulele Time, strum ukes, beat a drum, share stories, no experience needed; Edmonds Center for the Arts, to learn about this and other events, contact Katie at 425-275-9485,
CPR/Stroke Workshop
Jan 24, 11am-noon, learn hands-only CPR & how to ID stroke symptoms, come dressed to move, free but RSVP Richmond Beach Library 206-546-3522.
Social Security Demystified
Jan 25, 1pm, learn to optimize your benefits, Renton Highlands Library, 425-277-1831.
Legacy Project
Feb 13, 10-11:30am, free workshop on how to create your own legacy project, Kent Senior Activity Center, 600 E. Smith St, Kent, to register to free workshop call 253-856-5164.
Des Moines Senior Center
Mar 1, 1pm, “Frozen” tickets on sale now! Also, classes (Computer & Cell Phone classes yoga, tai chi, enhanced fitness, AARP, “Active Shooters” class), day trips (upcoming trips include Seattle Chocolate Factory, Lawless Forge in Seattle), museums (Puppet Museum, Tacoma Art) Out to lunch at Bair Bistro in Steilacoom, Water’s Table in Lake, Mediterranean Breeze in Kent, 206-878-1642. www.desmoineswa.gov/seniors.
Dockside Cannabis
Call for free Cannabis 101 workshops at your senior center or community, or group tours of stores, 1-844-dock-420, www.docksidecannabis.com.
Northwest Center for Creative Aging
Many events for seniors, visit www.nwcreativeaging.org for calendar
NE Seattle Together
Many events for seniors, visit www.nestseattle.org for calendar

Health Education
Dementia Education Programs
Jan 9 “Know the 10 Warning Signs” Bellevue YMCA; Jan 10 at1pm “Understand Dementia Lynnwood Senior Center; Jan 11, 10am “Conversations about dementia” 24437 Russell Rd Kent, #110; Jan 14, 11am “Understanding dementia” Coal Creek YMCA; Jan 27, 1pm “Dementia conversations; Jan 30 at 1pm “Healthy Living for your Brain and Body” Monroe Comm Ctr; rsvp’s for these free events presented by the Alz Assn requested not required 1-800-272-3900.
Dementia Family Caregiver Conference
Feb 22, 9:30am-2:45pm FREE conference presented by Alz Assn is designed to provide tools and encouragement free to any unpaid dementia caregiver, resource tables open at 9am, Carl Gipson Senior Center, 3025 Lombard Ave, Everett, free but RSVP required 206-363-5500.

Community Events
Prime Time Poetry Contest
Jan 2-31, if you are age 55+ enter a poetry contest (no longer than 14 lines) sponsored by Friends of Graham Library, 1st prize $25, for more info call 253-548-3322, or enter via email: grahamlibrary@piercecountylibrary.org
Save $ & Live Sustainably
Jan 4, 2-3:30pm, learn how to move toward a zero-waste lifestyle, Lake Forest Park Library 206-362-8860; Jan 16 at 6pm learn about the latest on recycling Shoreline Library 206-362-7550.
Collectables & Antiques
Jan 9, 2-3pm bring something to show and tell, hear what others are collecting Richmond Beach Library 206-546-3522.
Learn about Bees from a Gardner
Jan 18, 2-3pm Shoreline Library 206-362-7550.
Historic Weather in our State
Jan 23 7-8pm historian explores our region’s most infamous storms, includes archival photos & TV/radio clips, Shoreline Library 206-362-7550.
Drop-In Genealogy Help
Jan 25, 2-3pm, get your questions answered Shoreline Library 206-362-7550.
Feb 1, 9:30am-3:30 pm, free celebration of arts for kids (and grandkids), musical performances, theatre, arts education workshops, activities for kids, free but RSVP 425-275-9595.
KCLS Speaker Series
Feb 12 at 3:30pm KUOW reporter Anna Boiko-Weyrauch discusses about creating a podcast at the Woodmont Library 26809 Pac Hwy S Des Moines; Feb 13 at 7pm KUOW reporter Patricia Murphy talks about young people’s perception of guns & violence and the county’s plans to address these issues Bothell Library 18215 98th Ave NE, free.
Alzheimer’s Advocacy Day
Feb 18, 10am-3:15pm, training and lunch then meet in teams with state senators and reps to share stories to fund Alz ,transportation form King, Pierce and Snohomish Counties available, www.alzwa.org/advocacyday or call Dr. Peter Newbould, at 206-529-3867.
Washington State Patriotic Day
Feb 22, 2pm, “Massing of the Colors” Corps Band, flag units, free, Stadium High School Gymnasium, 111 North “E” Street, Tacoma, www.washingtonstatepatrioticday.org
Glass Show & Sale
Feb 29, 9am-4:30pm glass, jewelry, collectibles, pottery china, ID & Repair, $3, free parking, Kent Commons, 525 4th Ave N, Kent, 253-852-5250.
Radio Enthusiasts
March 2, 2pm “Entertaining the Troops in War Time: The Early History of Armed Forces Radio” St. John United Lutheran Church, 5515 Phinney Ave N, Seattle, www.repsonline.org
Learn & Play Music
All abilities welcome to visit the Music Center to learn and play – featuring chorale and vocal jazz, string orchestra, rock, winds, jazz, 901 N. 96th St, Seattle, 206-526-8443, www.musiccenternw.org

Smithsonian Exhibition
Traveling Smithsonian exhibit shares stories of iconic African American men, Washington State History Museum, www.WashingtonHistory.org/MOC

Theater & Musicals & Dance
Black Box Theatre
Tribe Has Spoken Comedy Competition. Tickets on sale now! Black Box Theatre at Edmonds Community College, 425-640-1448. www.blackboxedcc.org.
5th Avenue Theatre
Thru Jan 4, world premiere of the “Mrs. Doubtfire” musical, 206-625-1900, 5thavenue.org
Paramount Theatre
Thru Jan 5 “The Donna Summers Musical” 1-800-982-2782
Village Theatre
Jan 16-Mar 22 see the musical comedy hit that inspired the movie You’ve Got Mail “She Loves Me” an endearing touch of old-world elegance “the most romantic of all Broadway musicals”, Issaquah Jan 16-Feb 23 – ph: 425-392-2202; Everett Feb 28-Mar 22 – ph: 425-257-8600. Enter to win tickets (entries must be received by Jan 28 – see ad this page) www.VillageTheatre.org.
Edmonds Driftwood Players
Jan 16-19, “[MISS] the story of Dr. Kelsey’s battle to prevent thalidomide from being approved for use in the US, Wade James Theatre, 950 Main St, Edmonds, 425-774-9600, www.edmondsdriftwoodplayers.org
Tacoma Little Theatre
Jan 24-Feb 9, “Shattering” world premiere, 210 N “I” St, Tacoma, 253-272-2281, www.tacomalittletheatre.com.
Northshore Performing Arts Center
Jan 25, 7:30pm one-woman musical about the iconic Josephine Baker; Feb 22 at 7:30pm Halau o Keikiali’I show on Hawaiian cultural traditions, 18125 92nd Ave NE in Bothell, 425-298-3449.

Choral & Classical
Music of Remembrance
Jan 27, 5:30pm, 75th Anniversary of liberation of Auschwitz, guests NW Boychoir, Seattle Girls’ Choir & UW Chamber Orchestra, Benaroya Hall; March 1 “Violins of Hope” concert using string instruments that belonged to Jews who played them before and during the Holocaust; 206-365-7770, www.musicofremembrance.org
Seattle Opera
Feb 22-Mar 7, “Charlie Parker’s Yardbird: operatic tale of a jazz legend” 206-389-7676. www.seattleopera.org
Bellevue Chamber Chorus
Mar 7, 7:30pm Covenant Presbyterian Church, Issaquah & Mar 8, 3pm, First United Methodist Church, Bellevue, Finding Home: The Sense of Belonging (from Paul Simon to Brahms); May 16, 7:30pm, First Congregational Church, Bellevue & May 17, 3pm, First United Methodist Church, Bellevue, International Poetry Extravaganza (history’s greatest wordsmiths in word and song) Special Senior prices available. 425-522-3436. www.bellevuechamberchorus.org.

Seattle Jazz Vespers
First Sundays (next concerts Jan 5 & Feb 2), 6pm, Seattle First Baptist on First Hill, Harvard & Seneca, free parking, free-will offering.
Pearl Django
Jan 7-8, CD release concert, Jazz Alley, www.jazzalley.com

Social Dance (call in advance to confirm social dance events)
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
Sno-King Folk Dances
Wed & Sat 7-9pm (til 9:30 Sat), Cedar Valley Grange, 20526 52nd Ave W, Lynnwood, $6-$8, 425-610-9393, www.sno-king.org.
Everett Normanna Lodge Dances
Mon&Thur, 1-3pm, live music by Bob’s Dance Band, no partner needed, free parking, $7, 425-252-0291, 2725 Oakes St, Everett.

Alzheimer’s Association Support Groups