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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
Art, Craft, Jewelry Show
May 4-5, 9am-3pm free, Northshore Senior Center, 10201 East Riverside Dr, Bothell, 425-487-2441.
Elderwise Art Show
May 5, 2-4pm, refreshments, live music, $10 donation, Wallingford Senior Center, 4649 Sunnyside Ave N, Seattle, 206-913-1757, www.elderwise.org
Golden-Era Sing-Along
May 5, 10am, free, enjoy sing-alongs with classic songs from film and TV
, opens with dance performance, designed for those with dementia and their caretakers, so it’s okay to get up and move around, Edmonds Center for the Arts, 410 Fourth Ave N. free but RSVP 425-275-9595, www.ec4arts.org
50+ Readers Theater
May 7 & 14, “Cactus Juice” & “A Slight Misunderstanding” $1, Kent Senior Center, 600 E. Smith, 253-856-5150.
Senior Dance
 May 7, 1pm, free event to learn new dances, seated, walkers wheelchairs welcome, refreshments served, rsvp to Susan 206-367-6700 or susan.wexler@aegisliving.com, Aegis of Shoreline, 14900 First Ave NE.
Wisdom Cafés
Free discussions for seniors, May 9, 1:30-3pm “Please Listen!” Sammamish Library 825 228th Ave SE, 425-392-3130; May 15, 2-3:30pm “Dealing with Difficult People” Richmond Beach Library 19601 21st Ave NW, 206-546-3522; May 18, 1-2:30pm “Life Purpose”  Issaquah Library 10 West Sunset Way, 425-392-5430; May 27, 2-3:30pm “Discussing End of Life Issues” Richmond Beach Library, 206-546-3522; May 27, 2-3:30pm “Who Knows You?” Shoreline Library, 345 NE 175th St, 206-362-7550.
Kitchen Table Talks
May 15, 1-2pm, join lively monthly conversation about age-friendly communities. This month's topic is Housing (see page 3 of this publication for info & discussion questions), open to all, call in from anywhere on day & time of event, 206-386-1200 or toll-free 1-844-386-1200 (when prompted, enter code 6785562). For additional info, visit www.seattle.gov/agefriendly/events, or if you have questions about this event ahead of time, call 206-386-1521.
Protect Your Digital Identity
May 16, 9am-1pm (doors open at 8:30am), join Washington State Attorney General Bob Ferguson, experts from AARP Fraud Watch Network, Microsoft, the Federal Trade Commission, the Social Security Administration, BECU and law enforcement to learn how to protect your personal information, lunch included, South Seattle College (the Brockey Conference Center), 6000 16th Ave SW, Seattle. space is limited so reserve your seat at aarp.org/seattle or call 1-877-926-8300.
Living with Memory Loss
May 16, 6:30-8pm, free event featuring short documentary on people facing memory loss offering advice, inspiration, living well, Q&A and refreshments follow, Greenwood Senior Center, 525 N. 85th St, Seattle, RSVP 206-297-0875, www.phinneycenter.org/gsc
Kenmore Senior Center
May 18, 11am-noon, Ikebana Flower Arranging, $5-$10 rsvp 425-489-0707.
Reverse Mortgage Seminar
May 19, 1-2:30pm, Aging Options campus, 31919 6th Ave S, Federal Way, FREE, for info or to RSVP 425-891-6644.
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
Free Downsizing Seminar
May 23, 11-noon, coffee & conversation on what to do with all your stuff (sorting, packing, reducing) presented by Move Manager Christy Urdal of Next Step Transitions, refreshments served, Northgate Community Center, 10510 5th Ave NE, Seattle, rsvp 206-914-9989.
Free Downsizing Workshop 
May 23, 1:30-2:30pm, Kirk Vaux of Windermere and guest speaker present ins & outs of downsizing from long-time family home, tips on sorting, packing & liquidation of possessions, Issaquah Public Library, 10 West Sunset Way, free but RSVP 206-850-4570. 
Aging EXPO
May 5, 8am-4pm, Celebrate Older American’s Month speakers include speakers Wendy Lustbader (well-known author on aging & UW professor), Elder Law Attorney and radio host Rajiv Nagaichm US Congressman Denny Heck, break-out info sessions on falls prevention with free risk assessment, aging and sexuality, dementia care and caregiver support, financial planning & more, light breakfast provided, Pierce College Puyallup Campus Center, 1601 39th Ave SE, Puyallup, FREE! More info: 253-864-7309 or jlhenry@aol.com.
Caregiver Training Conference
June 4 (early bird registration by May 14) speakers, 16 workshops offer practical information & resources, Tukwila Community Center in Tukwila, RSVP required, space limited, 1-800-422-3263 or 360-725-2544 or http://tinyurl.com/GivingCareTakingCare
Senior Cohousing Workshop
June 15-17, join Charles Durrett, cohousing expert and architect for weekend intensive to learn resources and tools for those interested in starting their own cohousing community, $650, Bainbridge Island, Lindy 530-265-9980.
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 
Memory Café 
3rd Wednesdays, 2:30-4pm, Meet old friends and make new ones – light meal, entertainment and conversation for people with memory loss and their care partners, Mrs. Turner's Restaurant, 701 E. Main St, Puyallup. 
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.  vppr.ggtm@gmail.com 

Health Education
Free Dental Day
May 5, 8am-1pm, free dental services, one dental service per patient (free filling OR free extraction), no appointments, first come, first served  with or without insurance, (insurance not be billed), no purchase necessary, offices in Puyallup, Olympia, University Place, www.lightdentalstudios.com/free-dental-day.html
Auditory Processing Disorder
May 18, 1:30pm, learn about Auditory Processing Disorder from Dr. Jeanane Ferre at the Evergreen Health Auditorium in Kirkland, to RSVP or for more info call 425-882-4347 or rsvp@everhear.com

Community Events
Free ‘Make & Take” Classes
May 5, learn basic woodworking while handcrafting a wooden jewelry tree, free, all supplies and tools provided Rockler Woodworking (Northgate & Tukwila) rsvp 206-634-3222.
Breakfast of Hope
May 10, 7:30-8:45am, keynote by chef who fought kidney disease by changing diet, event benefits NW Kidney Center, Westin Seattle, 1900 Fifth Ave, $150 requested donation, 206-720-8585.
Camano Island Studio Tour
May 11-13 & 18-20, visit artist studios on island, free, tour map available at Windermere, 818 N. Sunrise Blvd, Camano Is or www.camanostudiotour.com
Arts & Crafts Show
May 12, 10am-5pm, annual event includes raffle/book sales, Richmond Beach Library, 19601 21st Ave NW, Shoreline, 206-546-3522.
Penn Cove Water Festival
May 12, revival of Whidbey Island's Native heritage, canoe races, arts & crafts, storytelling, music & dance, demos, native food, www.penncovewaterfestival.com
Tales of the National Parks
May 12, 11am-noon, a behind-the-scenes look at our national parks presented by retired National Parks ranger Russ Cahill, free, Mountlake Terrace Library, 23300 58th Ave W, 425-776-8722.
Snohomish Charm Walk
May 12, 11am-5pm, build your own souvenir bracelet stroll shops collecting keepsakes, tickets $20, 1301 1st Street, www.historicdowntownsnohomish.org
Japanese-Americans in WA State
May 12, 2-3:30pm, Mayumi Tsutakawa – daughter of renowned sculptor, discusses her family’s 100-year history against backdrop of WWII and the aftermath, Lake Forest Park Library, 17171 Bothell Way NE, 206-362-8860, free.
5k Run/Walk for Hunger
May 19, registration 7:30-8:30am, kids fun run available, event benefits food bank, South Hill Community Park, corner of 86th Ave E & 144th St E, servefirst.org
75th Anniversary of USS Intrepid
Attn: Former crew members of legendary aircraft carrier are called back to the ship for the 75th anniversary August 16-29. The Intrepid is now a Sea, Air & Space Museum in NYC. The museum is also seeking artifacts and memorabilia, learn more at www.intrepidmuseum.org/75.
Volunteer for Walk to End Alzheimer’s
Join planning committee, contact Cory at 206-965-5401 or cdtownsend@alz.org

Exhibits
MOHAI 
May 12, 10am-5pm free admission to MOHAI store for “Trunk Show” featuring local artists; May 12, 11am, noon, 2pm 1940s fashion features WWII fashions, uniforms free with museum admission, thru June 17, "Seattle on the Spot" photos of Al Smith chronicles African American community in the NW, 206-324-1126, mohai.org
Seattle Art Museum
Thru May 13 major exhibition large-scale paintings “Figuring History” 206-654-3100, www.seattleartmuseum.org
Washington State History Museum
Thru June 10, blockbuster nationally touring exhibit of toys include opportunity to play with them, 1-888-238-4373, www.washingtonhistory.org
White River Valley Museum
Thru June 17, “Suffer for Beauty” exhibit of women’s undies and foundation garments, 918 H St SE, Auburn, 253-288-7433, www.wrvmuseum.org
Tacoma Art Museum
253-272-4258, www.tacomaartmuseum.org
White River Valley Museum
Thru June 17 “Corsets Bras and Bustles…Oh My!” eye-popping exhibit looking at undergarments entitled “Suffer for Beauty” explores each decade from 1890 to 1970, 918 “H” St SE, Auburn, 253-288-7433, www.wrvmuseum.org

Dance & Performance
International Ballet Theatre
May 12, 7:30pm; May 12, 2pm; Meydenbauer Theater, 11100 NE 6th St, Bellevue, 1-800-838-3006, www.IBTBellevue.org

Theater
Seattle Shakespeare Company
May 2-June 3, “Shakespeare in Love” based on the Oscar winning film, Cornish Playhouse at Seattle Center, 206-733-8222, www.seattleshakespeare.org
25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee
May 4-May 13, Tony-award winner at Spanaway High School, 1305 168th St E, Spanaway, 253-683-5600.
Tacoma Little Theatre
May 17-20, dinner theater “Fractional Ownership Property” time-share murder mystery, $50 for diner & show, show & dinner at Social Bar and Grill, 1715 Dock Street, 253-272-2281, www.tacomalittletheatre.com
Seattle Repertory Theatre
2018-2019 Season Announced – A New Journey Begins! “A Thousand Splendid Suns”; “A People's History”; “In the Heights”; “Last of the Boys”; “The Woman in Black”; “A Doll’s House Part 2”; “Nina Simone: Four Women”; “Lydia and the Troll” subscribe today: 206-443-2222. www.seattlerep.org

Musical Theater
Black Box Theatre
May 10-12, 7:30pm & May 12, 2pm, Broadway’s monster hit musical “Little Shop of Horrors” returns to Black Box at Edmonds Community College, 425-640-1448. www.BlackBoxEdCC.org
Village Theatre
May 10-July 1, HAIRSPRAY; June 1-10, hysterical musical featuring zombies, 303 Front St, Issaquah, 425-392-2202, www.villagetheatre.org
Driftwood Players
Thru May 12, Dirty Rotten Scoundrels, James Wade Theater Edmonds, 425-774-9600, www.edmondsdriftwoodplayers.org
Centerstage
May 18-June 3 “The Pajama Game” brims with songs & dance, 3200 SW Dash Point Rd, Federal Way, 253-661-1444, www.centerstagetheatre.com
Seattle Musical Theatre
May 25-June 17, “You’re a Good Man, Charlie Brown” 206-363-2809,  www.seattlemusicaltheatre.org
Les Miserables
June 6-17, “direct from Broadway” production at Seattle’s Paramount Theatre, 1-800-982-2787, www.STGPresents.org
Village Theatre 2018 - 2019 Season
2018-2019 Season, Inspiring theatre starts here - senior subscriptions available for all five shows! “The Noteworthy Life of Howard Barnes”; “Matilda the Musical”; “I Do! I Do”; “The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time”; “Million Dollar Quartet” Senior subscriptions available, 425-392-2202 Issaquah; 425-257-8600 Everett, www.villagetheatre.org 

Choral Music
Bellevue Chamber Chorus
May 5 & May 6, “Voces Latinas – Latin American Voices” collaboration between Bellevue Chamber Chorus & City Cantabile Choir, May 5. 7:30pm at Phinney Ridge Lutheran Church, Seattle; May 6, 3pm at St Luke's Lutheran Church, Bellevue. Don't miss this excursion into the music and spirit of Latinoamerica! $18-$22, 425-522-3436, www.bellevuechamberchorus.org.
Springtime Concerts in Burien
May 5, 2pm Youth Choruses, Glendale Lutheran Church; May 6 Choral Sounds Highline Performing Arts Center; June 1 Choral Sounds Glendale Lutheran Church, 206-246-6040, www.nwassociatedarts.org
Master Chorus Eastside
May 6, 3pm, “Circle of Life” explores the stages of life, Pine Lake Covenant Church, 1715 228th Ave SE, Sammamish, 425-392-8446, www.masterchoruseastside.org 
Northwest Chorale
May 12, 7pm United Methodist Church 828 Caspers St, Edmonds; May 19, 7pm North Seattle Church, 2150 N. 122nd St, Seattle, free (donations accepted for local food bank), features Mendelssohn's Elijah, 206-696-1222, www.nwchorale.org 
Market Street Singers
May 19 at 7:30pm & Ma 20 at 3pm, free (donations) Seattle First Baptist Church, 1111 Harvard Ave, Seattle, www.marketstreetsingers.org
NW Sound Men's Chorus
Wed thru May 30, 7-8:30pm, free singing lessons for men from community and chance to perform with chorus, First United Methodist Church, 1934 108th Ave NE, Bellevue, northwestsound.org/node/9043
Orchestra Seattle/Chamber Singers
June 3, 3pm, Mendelssohn & Dvorak, First Free Methodist Church, 3200 3rd Ave W, Queen Anne in Seattle, 1-800-838-3006.
Sno-King Community Chorale
June 9, 3pm & 7pm, concert version of "Bye Bye Birdie" $15-$25, special discounts for senior groups of 10 or more, Edmonds Center for the Arts, 410 Fourth Ave N, 425-275-9595, ec4arts.org

Classical Music
Seattle Symphony 
May 4 Vivaldi & Handel Arias; May 5 Prokofiev’s Romeo and Juliet, 206-215-4747, www.seattlesymphony.org
Everett Philharmonic
May 6, 3-5pm, season finale, Nielsen, Schuman, Sibelius, Everett Civic Auditorium, 2415 Colby Ave, 206-270-9729, www.everettphil.org
St James Cathedral Concert
May 11, 8pm Liszt, Franck & more on organ $18 suggested donation, 206-382-4874, www.stjames-cathedral.org/music
Music of Remembrance
May 20, 5pm world premiere of music exploring Japanese American wartime experience, Seattle’s Benaroya Hall, www.musicofremembrance.org
Ladies Musical Club 
June 2, 9am-afternoon & 7:30pm winner recital, free to public music competition concert, Magnolia Lutheran Church, 2414 31st Ave W, Seattle, other free concerts throughout region, www.lmcseattle.org  

Pop, Jazz, Folk, Country
Jazz Vespers
First Sundays at 6pm, May 6 “Dave Desrochers” Seattle First Baptist on corner of Harvard & Seneca, “free will” offering, www.SeattleJazzVespers.org
Sacred Music of Tibet
May 11, 7:30pm, Buddhist monks from Tibet perform sacred music & dance, Edmonds Center for the Arts, 410 Fourth Ave N, 425-275-9595, www.ec4arts.org
Thumbnail Theater Concerts
May 12, 7:30pm “Tribute to music of Paul Desmond”; May 19, 7:30pm “Fingerstyle Acoustic Guitar Concert” 1211 4th St. Snohomish, $20, www.thumbnailtheater.org
Rufus Wainwright
May 16, 7:30pm, Edmonds Center for the Arts, 410 Fourth Ave N, 425-275-9595, www.ec4arts.org

Social Dance (call in advance to confirm social dance events)
Sno-King International Folk Dance Club 
Feb 10, 7-10pm Sweetheart Party with live music, Weds & Sats 7pm, folk dancing, teaching, no partners needed. Cedar Valley Grange, 20526 52nd Ave,W., Lynnwood.  $5-$7, 949-646-7082, www.sno-king.org  
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

Other
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): 

May Staying Connected: Early Stage Memory Loss Group 
All of the Staying Connected Groups are 4 consecutive, weekly 90min meetings and require a partner and preregistration with Madison Moore at (206 )529-3870.