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, weekly program for those living with dementia, and their caregivers. A time for social activity and strengthening memory through games, movement, song, and sharing stories. Federal Way Library, 34200 1st Way S,
Federal Way, 253-838-3668. 
Alzheimer’s Film
Nov 4-13, film screening and discussion: “Too Soon to Forget: The Journey of Younger Onset Alzheimer's Disease” various Pierce County libraries: 253-548-3300, https://calendar.piercecountylibrary.org/events.
Des Moines Activity Center
Nov: Sign up for Adult Adventures! Canadian Rockies & Glacier National Park (June 14-20 – sign up now for discount!); Nov 5, 10am “Handi-Person Skills-Painting!” Thursdays Nov 14-December 26 Yoga-All Levels; November 26, 10am-2pm DSHS Mobil Truck to apply for cash assistance, food assistance, medical assistance, Medicare Savings Program, or drop off paperwork for eligibility review or make changes to existing case. Des Moines Activity Center, 2045 S. 216th St. For more details call 206-878-1642. www.desmoineswa.gov/seniors.
Wisdom Cafes
Free discussions for seniors: November 5 at 11am, “How Does Ageism Impact Us?” Skyway Library, Seattle 206-772-5541; Nov 12, 2-3:30 “Invisibility of Aging” Richmond Beach Library 206-546-3522; Nov 13 at 11am “Developing Resilience” Renton Library, 425-226-6043; Nov 15, 1pm “Thankfulness” Issaquah Library 425-392-5430; Nov 18, 10:30am-noon “How would you like to be remembered?” Shoreline Library 206-362-7550.
Making Art Together
Nov 6, 13, 18, 25, 11:30am-1pm, Edmonds Center for the Arts, free dementia-friendly activities for people living with memory loss and their caregivers, call Katie 425-275-9485, www.wc4arts.org.
African American Caregivers Forum
Nov 9, 9:30am-3:30pm, culturally focused event, keynote “Lessons Learned from Caregiving for My Mother”; panel presentation on caregiving, screening of Speaking of Dying, free and open to the public, Embassy Suites, Tukwila, 206-706-7084.
AARP Driver Safety Class
Nov 12 & 13, 10am-3pm; two-day classroom refresher course helps age 50+ drivers refine existing skills and develop safe, defensive driving techniques. For an AARP certificate please bring a check or money order paid to the order of AARP ($15 for members, $20 for non-members); cash and credit cards are not accepted. Please register online at www.kcls.org or call 253-838.-668; Federal Way Library.  
Guided Cannabis Shopping for Seniors
Nov 13, Dec 11, Jan 8, 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
Crone of Puget Sound
Nov 16, 1pm, guests welcome to free program on "An Asian American's Artwork" refreshments follow, Foundation House, 11301 3rd Ave NE, for info Sonja 425-420-5261.
Aging Well Learning Community
Nov 16, 10:15am, conversation on aging with consciousness and courage, Snoqualmie Library, 425-888-1223.
Seniors Creating Art
Nov 20, 6-8pm, learn beginning pottery techniques, all supplies provided – dress for mess, Kent Panther Lake Library, RSVP 253-854-0211.
Grief & Loss at the Holidays
Nov 21, 2-3pm, discussion with interfaith chaplain on understanding the grief process and healing, part of speaker series presented by Foundation House at Northgate, the event takes place at “With a Little Help Home Care” 2021 Minor Ave East, Ste A, Seattle, free but please RSVP by calling Lynn at 206-361-2758, ext 103.
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.

Health Education
Free Medicare Seminars
Several November events at 6 King, Pierce & Snohomish County locations. Kaiser Permanente, RSVP today 1-866-716-3153 (TTY 711) or visit www.kp.org/wa/primetime.
Medicare Enrollment Seminars
Nov 4 at 10am, Lake Wilderness Lodge, 22500 SE 248th, Maple Valley & Nov 5 at 10am Secoma Lanes, 35400 Pacific Hwy S, Federal Way, join me for Medicare Education and Enrollment Seminars “Helping you make informed decisions and providing year-round local support you deserve” for information call Gail Blankenship:253-259-4472.
Early Stage Memory Loss Seminar
Nov 5, 9am-noon, concerned about memory loss? Alz Assn offering free seminar to learn the basics, strategies for coping, planning next steps, Stroum Jewish Comm Center, 3801 E. Mercer Way, Mercer Island, free but RSVP 206-529-3868.
CPR/Stroke Workshops for Seniors
Nov 6, 2-3pm come dressed to move, Richmond Beach Library rsvp 206-546-3522; Nov 25, 2-3pm Shoreline Library rsvp 206-362-7550.
Alzheimer’s Town Hall
Nov 8, 10:30am-noon, learn about federal and state legislation and public policy related to dementia, First United Methodist Church, 621 Tacoma Ave S, Tacoma, 206-363-5500.
Dementia Family Caregiver Conference
Nov 9, 9am-2:45pm, free, speakers, includes snacks, lunch, tools, resources, Northwest Church, 19820 Scriber Lake Rd, Lynnwood, 206-363-5500, ext 8169, journeyfamilycaregiverconf@alz.org
5 Pillars of Brain Health
Nov 16, 11am; hour-long interactive session about active lifestyles to maintain brain health; presented by AARP held at Aegis Gardens, 13056 SE 76th Street, Newcastle, 425-903-3530.
Durable Power of Attorney
Nov 21, 6:30pm, workshop on creating this legal document for finances and health care, discussion of law and practical issues to be aware of, Auburn Library, 253-931-3018.

Community Events
Lucky Eagle Casino
“We Drive, You Play” call to find pick-up locations near you – enjoy round-trip service on a luxury motorcoach, $10 gets you $15 free play and free lunch buffet (or $15 for any Lucky Eagle restaurant), 1-800-254-3423, www.LuckyEagleExpress.com.
Holiday Market
Nov 1-2, 9am-3pm, Holiday Market Place, Northshore Senior Center, 10201 East Riverside Dr., Bothell www.northshoresenior.org.
A Celebration of Voting
Nov 2, 1-3pm, League of Women’s Voters host presentation and tips for making informed choices, completing your ballot, bring your ballot, Lynnwood Library, 19200 44th Ave.
Skandia Ball
Nov 2, 6pm, bring finger food to share, live music and dancing, Swedish Club, 1920 Dexter Ave N, Seattle, www.skandia-folkdance.org
Disaster Skills Training
Nov 7, 6:30-8pm free class to learn how to prepare for emergencies like storms, earthquake and others, Shoreline Library, free but rsvp 206-362-7550.
Small Business Class
Nov 7, 14, 21, 10-11:30am free class to learn about entrepreneurship, Shoreline library, free but rsvp 425-369-3389.
AARP Intro to Smartphones
Nov 8, 10am-noon & 2:30-4pm free hands-on tech workshop for Android phones, friendly guides to answer your questions, Auburn Library, free but rsvp 1-866-591-8105.
Tips for Cooking with Grandkids
Nov 8, 1pm, Kenmore Senior Center, 6910 NE 170th St; Nov 8, 7pm meet the author at Third Place Books Ravenna, 6504 20th Ave NE Seattle.
Finnish Community Bazaar
Nov 9, 10am-3pm, free admission, parking & coffee, Swedish Club, 1920 Dexter Ave N, Seattle, 206-362-1869.
Veterans Day Parade
Nov 9, begins 11am, all day events celebrating veterans following parade, largest Veterans Day Parade west of Mississippi, Main Street Auburn.
Veterans Day at Museum of Flight
Nov 11, free admission for veterans and active duty military, concert & ceremony 11am, Vietnam Air Rescue Lecture at 2:30pm, 206-764-5720, www.museumofflight.org.
Northwest Veterans Museum
Nov 11, 11am-3pm, permanent and rotating exhibits of patriotic, military and war-related memorabilia, artifacts and photographs. free admission, 19921 Poplar Way, Lynnwood, www.NWVeteransMuseum.org.
 Fall Autumn Gathering
Nov 11, 1-3pm, family-friendly easy walk, stories warming fire exploring how plants and animals respond to changing season, park free – no Discover Pass required, Saltwater State Park in Des Moines, meet near Salmon Kiosk on east side of lower parking lot.
Vintage Postcards Collecting
Nov 14, 2-3pm free class, bring your postcards for “show and tell” Richmond Beach Library 206-546-3522.
Library Book Sale
Nov 16, 10am-4pm Richmond Beach Library, 206-546-3522.
LeMay Annual Benefit
Nov 16, 6-10pm,  fabulous 50s, dinner & dance, live music, entertainment,  silent auction,  Vintage 50s attire welcome, $35-$40, 253-272-2336, www.lemaymarymount.org
29th Annual Christmas Bazaar
Nov 16, 10am-4pm, festive crafts & gifts with refreshments & raffle, free admission and parking, Collins Grange, 3404 E. 120th, Tacoma.
Undiscovered Feminists
Nov 16, 10-11am, community conversation about some WA state notable women, free but rsvp, Shoreline City Hall, 17500 Midvale Ave N, http://seattle-wa.aauw.net/special-program.
Operation Christmas Child
Nov 18-25, locations thru Seattle area accepting shoebox gifts filled with toys, school supplies hygiene items for Samaritan’s Purse project, 253-572-1155 or visit www.samaritanspurse.org/occ
Drop-In Genealogy Help
Nov 20, 2-4pm, free, Shoreline Library, 206-362-7550.
Community Holiday Folk Dance
Nov 23, 7-10pm, dancing, live music, potluck snacks, costumes encouraged, $8, Cedar Valley Grange, 20526 52nd Ave W, Lynnwood, www.sno-king.org, 425-610-9393.
Healthy Eating/Be Well
Pierce County Libraries offer a variety of health and wellness events “Conversations on self-care” including laughter yoga, managing stress, fermentation recipes, canning, frugal grocery shopping and more conversations.pcls.us
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

Sea-Mar Museum
Now open new museum of Chicano/a Latino/a Culture, 9635 Des Moines Memorial Drive in Seattle’s South Park neighborhood, https://seamarmuseum.squarespace.com/
Wash State History Museum
Thru Dec 1, Smithsonian Traveling Exhibit “A New Moon Rises” large scale images of the moon; also “Little Black Dress – Fashion Evolution” 1911 Pacific Ave, Tacoma, www.WashingtonHistory.org  
Washington State History Museum
Select dates thru April “Pop-Up Printmaking Shop” at the Tacoma museum, try your hand at operating a printing press, Washington State History Museum.
Thru Jan 4, “Prince from Minneapolis” 206-770-2700, www.MoPop.org.

Theater & Musical Theater
Village Theatre
Nov 7-Dec 29 in Issaquah; Jan 3-Feb 2 in Everett, “Guys & Dolls” Enter by Nov 30 to win free tickets! (see ad on page 17 for entry form) Issaquah 425-392-2202; Everett 425-257-8600. www.VillageTheatre.org.
Black Box Theatre
Thru Nov 9, 7pm Slam-Dunk Improv, and Fiasco at 8:30pm. Edmonds Community College. Senior and group discounts available. Concerts, lectures, performances and more. Tickets and information, blackboxedcc.org or 425-640-1448.
Appalachian Tellabration
Nov 16, 7-9pm, storytellers, traditional songs and fiddle tunes, Haller Lake United Methodist Church, 13055 1st Ave NE, Seattle, $10-$15 or by donation, refreshments provided, www.storytellers.org
Cirque Musica Holiday Show
Nov 20, 7:30pm acrobts, aerialist, hijinks and holiday cheer  with full symphony orchestra, Angel of the Winds Arena in Everett, www.angelofthewindsarena.com
5th Avenue Theatre
Thru Dec 29, new musical “Mrs. Doubtfire” 206-62-1900, www.5thavenue.org

Choral & Classical
Bellevue Chamber Chorus
2019-2020 Season includes Dec 21, 7:30pm & December 22, 3pm, Hope in a Pan American Christmas: North Meets South. Special Senior Prices Available. 425-522-3436. www.bellevuechamberchorus.org.
Shakespeare in Song
Presented by Pacific MusicWorks -- Nov 9, 7:30 St. Augustine’s Episcopal Church, Freeland BUY TICKETS; Nov 10 at 3pm Resonance at SOMA Towers, Bellevue BUY TICKETS; Nov 12 at 7pm Capital Cider (ages 21+) BUY TICKETS.
Mozart’s Opera Abduction from the Seraglio
Comic masterpiece, Nov 15, 7:30pm Music Center of the Northwest, 901 North 96th St, Seattle; Nov 17, 5:30pm  Resonance at SOMA Towers, 288 106th Ave NE, #203, Bellevue, both performances $25-$30, http://www.pugetsoundconcertopera.org/ use coupon code "MOZART" for $5 off tickets through Eventbrite or at the door.
Seattle Men’s Chorus
Nov 30-Dec 22, annual holiday concert, rockin’ and rolling celebration, several venues including Seattle’s Benaroya Hall, Tacoma’s Rialto Theatre, Everett Civic Auditorium, www.seattlechoruses.org 206-388-1400.

Sea Shanties Fundraiser
Nov 23, 5pm sing-along, fish & chips, drink aboard the MV Skansonia, fundraiser for Early Music Guild, $40, 205 NE Northlake Way “A” Dock, 206-325-8439, earlymusicseattle.org.
Sea Shanties
Nov 24, 1:30pm (talk) 2:30pm concert of 7 male voices songs from around the world, Benaroya Hall Seattle, 206-325-8439, earlymusicseattle.org.

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, Cedar Valley Grange, 20526 52nd Ave W, Lynnwood, $6-$8, 949-646-7082 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