Northwest Prime Time Calendar of Events
Aging Mastery Program
Feb 3-Mar 3, wellness program developed by the National Council on Aging presented by Edmonds Senior Center, RSVP & info 425-774-5555.
Movies for Memory Loss
Feb 4, 3pm, short film clips followed by audience discussion/reminiscence guided by a moderator, designed for people with memory loss and their care partners, Feb’s theme: movies based on books, Bothell Library, 18215 98th Ave NE, 425-486-7811.
Feb 4, 1:30-4pm Bonney Lake Library, 18501 90th St E, 253-548-3308; Mar 4, 1:30-4pm Fife Library, 6622 20th St E. 253-548-3323, discussion and Q&A.
4 week series starts Feb 6, 10:30am-noon, Improv and Play workshops, $2-$5, Edmonds Cr for the Arts, 410 4th Ave N, Edmonds, 425-275-9595.
Shoreline-LFP Senior Center
Feb 7, 11am-2pm Transportation Fair – learn transportation options for seniors, how to plan a trip, get an Orca card; Feb 10 Karaoke/Bingo food & drink RSVP; Feb 21 learn about help for low cost home maintenance service; 18560 1st Ave NE, Shoreline, 206-365-1536, www.shorelinelfpseniorcenter.org
Feb 8, 1:30pm “The Surprises of Aging” Providence Point, Issaquah; Feb 15, 2pm “Clearing Away Stuff” Maple Valley Library; Feb 21, 2-3:30pm, “The liberating effect of clearing stuff” Richmond Beach Library; Feb 28, 10:15am “The Surprises of Aging” Sno-Valley Senior Ctr, Carnation; 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.
Speaking of Dying Film
Feb 8, 10-11:30am, short film on organizing your affairs, facilitated discussion follows, 206-713-8973, Burien Community Center, 14700 6th Ave SW, 206-988-3700.
Aviation History Lecture
Feb 9, 7pm “Breaking the Aviation Glass Ceiling” Captain Suzanne Darcy- Hennemann, Chief Pilot of Boeing Flight Services, helped pave the way for female pilots from experimental test pilots to the first woman to be rated as a captain on the Boeing 747-400, Des Moines Activity Center, 2045 S. 216th Street, $2 donation, 206-878-1642
SE Seattle Senior Center Gala
Feb 11, 6-9pm, Dinner & Wine Gala, $75-$100, 5-course meal, silent auction, awards, 4655 S. Holly St, Seattle, 206-722-0317, http://bit.ly/SESSCGala
Facing Today’s Retirement Realities
Feb 23, 7pm, free discussion on financial needs and resources in retirement, Renton Library, 100 Mill Ave S, 425-226-6043.
Northshore Senior Center
Feb 24-Mar 31, Fri1-3:30pm, “Living Well with Chronic Conditions” Peter Kirk Community Center, 352 Kirkland Ave, Kirkland, free but RSVP 425-587-3360.
Active Senior Fair
Mar 11, 10am-3pm, free event features seminars, workshops, free health screenings, entertiWestminster Chapel, located on NE. 24th Street in Bellevue. 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, 425-635-6191, www.overlakehospital.org/activeseniorfair.
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.
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 includedUW 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
Retirement Community Events
Normandy Park Senior Living
Feb 12, 11am-1pm, annual brunch, showcases local artists, live harpist, roses for first 100 guests, free for those 62+ (otherwise $8-$12), buffet features carved prime rib, glazed ham, tropical shrimp salad, roasted potatoes, assorted desserts, 16625 1st Ave S, Normandy Park, RSVP 206-241-0821.
Deaf & Hard of Hearing Forum
Feb 8, 6:30-8pm, free, learn about special programming, Edmonds Center for the Arts, RSVP 425-275-9483.
Alzheimer’s Advocacy Day
Feb 9, visit Olympia to discuss importance of support for those facing the disease, led by the Dementia Action Collaborative, 206-363-5500.
Feb 11, 11am-4pm, demos, raffles, Tacoma Mall’s Macy’s Court, sponsored by American Heart Assc.
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, featuring leading dementia experts, Washington State Convention Center, Seattle, 206-363-5500.
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.
Feb 4, 1-4pm, walking tour explores Seattle’s first Boom; Feb 12, 11-12:30pm, tour a self-sustaining structure made entirely with recycled materials; tour of engine turning workshop in south Seattle; www.atlasobscura.com
Kevin Powell on Race
Feb 8, 12:30pm, author Kevin Powell, known for his political, cultural, literary voice, speaks on race and racism in America, Black Box Theatre, 20310 68th Ave W, Lynnwood, 425.640.1448, www.blackboxedcc.org
University of Puget Sound Lectures
Feb 7, 7:30pm Rev Irene Monroe delivers the Swope lecture; Feb 9, 8pm Roz Chast acclaimed humorist The New Yorker cartoonist, lecture/Q&A, 253-879-3931, www.pugetsound.edu/directions
Seattle Arts & Lectures
Feb 7 & 28 Poetry Series; Feb 22, Roxanne Gay author of Bad Feminist, Untamed State; Mar 1 Ben Fountain novelist; 206-621-2230, x10, www.lectures.org
King County Veterans Board Elections
Feb 10 deadline,Veterans are encouraged to apply for Veterans Advisory Board, for info call Rita 206-477-8351 or email email@example.com.
Welcome to the Time Machine
Feb 11, 2-3:30pm, workshop by author Jeff Leisawitz, compelling questions, words of wisdom, great stories, free, Richmond Beach Library, 19601 21st Ave NW, Shoreline, 206-546-3522.
Olympia Old Time Festival
Feb 11-14, fiddle music, free workshops, square dancing, concerts, activities, throughout downtown Olympia, www.olyoldtime.org
World Day of Sick Mass
Feb 11, 9:30am, Archbishop Peter Sartain leads mass and anointing of the sick, reception follows, open to public, Providence Mount St. Vincent, 4831 35th Ave SW, West Seattle, 206-938-6191.
Feb 11, 10:30-12:30pm, grab your notebook and pen for FREE hands-on interactive workshop, free but space limited RSVP 425-776-8722, Mountlake Terrace Library, 23300 58th Ave W, www.sno-isle.org/events
Adopt-A-Pet Valentine Foto-Fundraiser
Feb 11, 1-4pm, 703 W. Railroad Ave, Shelton, WA 360-432-3091, www.adoptapet-wa.org
Feb 12, 6-9pm, sample chocolate, food & drink, live music and frivolity, $60 benefits a clean Puget Sound, Pike Place Atrium, 1st Ave at Pike & Union, 206-622-0975, www.strangertickets.com
Exploring Polish-Jewish Relations
Feb 15, 6:30pm, panel discussion, UW, Communications Bldg, Rm 120, free and open to public, www.polishstudiesuw.org/home
Feb 19, 2pm, Xfinity Arena at Everett, 1-866-332-8499.
Feb 23, 24, 25; 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
Annual Green River Glass Show
Feb 25, 9am-4:30pm, art glass, pottery, fine china, kitchenware, free glass ID, glass repair onsite, door prizes, $3 benefits select charities, 525 4th Ave N. Kent, 253-852-5250.
Langley Mystery Weekend
Feb 25-26, longest running mystery weekend in US, www.visitlangley.com
Olympia Pie Fest
Feb 25, sample homemade pies, compete in pie-eating contests, Olympia Center, www.olypie.com
Celebrate the Oscars at the Grand
Feb 26, 5pm, dress as your favorite character from one of the nominated films to enter cash prize, $25, 916 Broadway, Tacoma, 253-593-4474, www.grandcinema.com
Job Search on Craigslist Workshop
Feb 28, 11am-12:30pm, learn how to search for and reply to job ads on Craigslist, must have email address, free, Lake Forest Park Library, 17171 Bothell Way NE, 206-362-8860.
Penn Cove MusselFest
Mar 4-5, food, wine, demos, activities, Coupeville, www.thepenncovemusselfestival.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
South Sound Spirits Gathering
Mar 11, sample sips from area distillers, www.visitolympia.com
Mar 17-19, 10-4, 36th Annual Quilt Show, Evergreen State Fairgrounds in Monroe, shop, demos, $8, free parking firstname.lastname@example.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
Garden & Outdoor Events
Winter Master Gardener Speakers Series
Feb 3 Far Reaches Farm; Feb 17 The Charismatic Landscape; 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
Early Spring Planting
Feb 13, 2-3pm, Lisa Taylor, author of “Your Farm in the City” guides a session on ins and outs of spring planting, free, Lake Forest Park Library, 17171 Bothell Way NE, Lake Forest Park, 206-362-8860.
Great NW Glass Quest
Feb 17-26, scavenge hand-blown glass balls on Camano Island, www.thegreatnwglassquest.com
Port Susan Snow Goose Festival
Feb 25-26, tours, seminars, activities, Stanwood, www.snowgoosefest.org
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.
Mar 31-Apr 2, Fest Fest at Seattle Center Exhibition Hall, www.vegofwa.org/vegfest
Seattle Art Museum
Feb 2-Apr 6, celebrating 100 years of Jacob Lawrence, www.seattleartmuseum.org
Tacoma Art Museum
Feb 4-May 14, “American Portraiture Today” 1701 Pacific Ave, Tacoma, 253-272-4258, www.tacomaartmuseum.org
Washington State History Museum
Feb 4-May 21,a prewar look at Washington’s Japanese American community, (Feb 4 opening event 12-5pm features presenters, readings, taiko drummers, Japanese tea ceremony), 1911 Pacific Ave, Tacoma, 253-272-3500, www.washingtonhistory.org
Seattle Art Museum
Feb 16-May 23, Landscape Masterworks – an exhibit exploring the development of the landscape genre, 1300 First Ave, Seattle, 206-654-3100, www.seattleartmuseum.org
Museum of Northwest Art
Thru Mar 26, Paul Havas’ large-scale regional landscapes & cityscapes, art glass from the permanent collection, Indigenous Influences looks at indigenous cultures influence on ‘NW Mystic’ painters Tobey, Graves, Callahan, Anderson, opening receptions & panel discussions, 121 South First St, La Conner, 360-466-4446, monamuseum.org
Seattle Art Museum
Thru Apr 23, in commemoration of 100th anniversary of Jacob Lawrence’s birth SAM presents his Migration Series, 1300 First Ave, Seattle, 206-625-8900, seattleartmuseum.org
Tacoma Art Museum
Thru Mar 2017, “Coast to Cascades” artist C.C. McKim’s impressionist vision of the northwest, 1701 Pacific Ave, Tacoma, 253-272-4258, www.tacomaartmuseum.org
Dance & Performance
Meany Center for the Arts
Feb 16-18, 8pm, in commemoration of the 100th anniversary of the birth of Jacob Lawrence, UW Meany Hall presents Wash D.C. dance troupe Step Afrika, $45-$50, ArtsUW Ticket Office: 206-543-4880, https://meanycenter.org/events-tickets/calendar/step-afrika
Spectrum Dance Theatre
Mar 2-5, “The Immigrants” live music and dance, Cornish Playhouse, 201 Mercer St, Seattle, 206-325-4161, www.SpectrumDance.org
25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee
Feb 3-11, Liberty Theater, 116 W. Main St, Puyallup, 253-447-4139.
Black Box Theatre
Feb 4, 11at 8pm, “The Tribe Has Spoken” improv – who will be eliminated in fun game of skill and wit; thru Mar 8 Improv Comedy; 20310 68th Ave W, Lynnwood, 425.640.1448, www.blackboxedcc.org
Tacoma Little Theatre
Thru Feb 5 “Of Mice and Men”; Jan 26, 7:30pm, “The Seafarer” a chilling new play about the sea, Ireland and the power of myth, $10, 253-272-2281, www.tacomalittletheatre.com
Silent Movie Mondays
Feb 6-Mar 6, love stories, $10, Seattle, www.stgpresents.org
Taproot Senior Matinee
Feb 7 & Mar 1, 2pm, “Room Service” madcap comedy, senior matinees for ages 62+, regular run Feb 1-Mar 4, 204 N 85th St, Seattle, 206-781-9707, www.taproottheatre.org
Feb 10-Mar 5 “Well” acclaimed comedy; Mar 17-Apr15, “Dry Powder” dark off-Broadway hit comedy drama, 206-443-2222, www.seattlerep.org
Feb 11, 11am & 3pm, Live Wire The Electricity Tour, Northshore Performing Arts Center, 18125 92nd Ave NE, Bothell, 425-298-3449.
Thru Feb 26 Issaquah Hitchcock’s “The 39 Steps” Mar 3-26 Everett run; 425-392-2202, www.villagetheatre.org
Feb 9-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
Feb 3-26, cabaret, family-friendly burlesque, theatre, knife-throwing, magic, $27-$35, Hale’s Palladium, 4301 Leary Way NW, Seattle, www.twistedcabaret.com
Feb 9-25, Dishing with the Divas – girlfriends: cheaper than therapy, mature audiences only, $15-$35, 3200 SW Dash Point Road, Federal Way, 253-661-1444.
Tacoma Little Theatre
Feb 10-Feb 19, “The Incredible Undersea Trial of Joseph P. Lawnboy” a musical underwater adventure, $10, 253-272-2281, www.tacomalittletheatre.com
Seattle Musical Theatre
Feb 17-Mar 12, “Little Women” 7120 62nd Ave NE, Seattle’s Magnuson Park, 206-363-2809.
ECA Film Cabaret Series
Feb 9 “Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid; 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
Mar 25-June 11, “Murder for Two” drop dead funny musical murder mystery, 700 Union St, Seattle, 206-292-7676, www.acttheatre.org
Feb 10, 7:30pm English Choral Masterworks, Vashon Center for the Arts; Feb 25, 8pm Trinity Parish Church, Seattle, www.emeraldensemble.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
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
Ladies Musical Club
Eight free concerts in Feb throughout region, www.lmcseattle.org
University of Puget Sound
Feb 3, 7:30pm an evening of chamber music, Feb 10, 7:30 3 Sonatas for Piano and Violin, $10-$15, 253-879-3100, www.pugetsound.edu/directions<
Salish Sea Early Music Festival
Feb 7, 7:30pm French Baroque; Mar 10, 7:30pm celebrates Telemann; Chris Episcopal Church, 4548 Brooklyn Ave NE, Seattle, 206-633-1611, www.salishseafestival.org/seattle
Seattle Modern Orchestra
Feb 10, 7:30pm Meany Theatre, UW campus; Mar 11, 8pm The Good Shepherd Center, Seattle’s Wallingford area, www.seattlemodernorchestra.org
Feb 12, 3pm, Mozart, First Presbyterian Church, 2936 Rockefeller Ave, Everett, $10-$25, 206-270-9729, www.everettphil.org
Byron Schenkman & Friends
Feb 12, celebrates Russian violinists & composers at turn of 20th Century, $10-$42; Mar 5, 7pm Bach’s Goldberg Variations, Seattle’s Benaroya Hall, 206-215-4747, www.byronschenkman.com
Feb 2, 4; Feb 9, 11, 12 “Bruch Violin #8”; Feb 10 Kavakos & Yang in recital; Feb 13 organ recital; Feb 17, 18 Tchaikovsky; Feb 21 Schubert; Feb 24-25 Bach & Handel; 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
Feb 4, 7:30pm “Flemish Music for the House of Habsburg” St Mark’s Cathedral, 1245 10th Ave E, Seattle, 206-919-2471.
Feb 22, 7-8:30pm, “Katya” free lecture on Seattle Opera productions features recorded music and discussions, Shoreline Library, 345 NE 175th St., Shoreline, 206-362-7550
Pop, Jazz, Folk, Country
Feb 4, 7:30pm, gypsy jazz, $20, Tim Noah Thumbnail Theater, 1211 4th St, Snohomish, 360-568-9412.
Seattle Jazz Vespers
Feb 5, 6pm “Cup of Joe Brazil” tribute; Mar 5, 6pm Mike Clune’s “Sleep Until Noon”, Seattle First Baptist, Harvard & Seneca, Seattle, free (donations), www.SeattleJazzVespers.org
Feb 7-8, Tower of Power; Feb 12, “Nearly Dan” music of Steely Dan, $30, 2033 6th Ave, Seattle, 206-441-9729, www.jazzalley.com
Music of Paris
Feb 14, 7-9pm Azafran Bistro, 23631 Maple Valley Black Diamond Rd SE, 425-432-0535.
Feb 15, 7:30pm, celebrate human voice, a capella group, $24-$59, Edmonds Center for the Arts, 410 Fourth Ave N, Edmonds, 425-275-9595, www.ec4arts.org
Blood, Sweat & Tears
Feb 17-18, Skagit Casino, 1-877-275-2448, www.theskagit.com
The Whateverly Brothers
Feb 18, 7:30pm The Muse, 18444 Spruce St, Conway.
Rain – Beatles Tribute
Feb 21, $40-$70, Seattle’s Benaroya Hall, 206-215-4747, www.benaroyahall.org
Feb 25, 7:30pm, $31-$67, Tacoma Dome, 253-573-2350, www.tacomadome.org
East Meets West Concert
Feb 25, 7pm; Feb 26, 3pm, Shorecrest Performing Arts Center, 15343 25th Ave NE, Shoreline, www.shorelinearts.net
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.
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
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
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, email@example.com.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org, 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 email@example.com 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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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 email@example.com 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.