CALENDAR OF EVENTS

Senior & Health Events
Wisdom Cafés
Apr 1, Apr 18, Apr 30 -Wisdom Cafés hosted by the King County Library System offer an inviting haven for older adults to explore livability issues through lively, facilitated discussions: Apr 1 at 10:30am at the Redmond Library "Tapping into Gifts and Talents" https://kcls.bibliocommons.com/events/656e41b7d20c652a4a035aad; Apr 18 from 2-3:30pm at the Richmond Beach Library "The Four Life Needs" https://kcls.bibliocommons.com/events/65de3c44ac57e92800deff38; Apr 30 from 1-2pm "Make New Friends and Keep the Old" Fairwood Library https://kcls.bibliocommons.com/events/65b14515bf3fd82800da6a29, registration is not required but click each link for more info.
The Measure of Our Age
Apr 2, 7:30 join elder justice MT Connolly (author of "The Measure of Our Age: Navigating Care, Safety, Money, and Meaning Later in Life"), Page Ulrey, Leesa Manion with Amy Radil discuss the challenges of older adults, including one of the first communities to prosecute elder abuse in King County, a problem that victimizes one in ten older Americans. $5-$25 sliding scale Town Hall Seattle https://ticketing.townhallseattle.org/events/018b4916-2e10-650d-047a-cb4fe290d0a9
Social Justice and Meaning-Making as We Age
Apr 3, 1-3pm, discussion on how connection, purpose and awe can improve well-being and protect us as we age, with MT Connolly (author of "The Measure of Our Age: Navigating Care, Safety, Money, and Meaning Later in Life") and Page Ulrey, no registration is required for this free event at Greenwood Senior Center in Seattle, https://www.phinneycenter.org/seniors/gsc/
Gentle Tech Help (online - sponsored by KCLS)
Apr 3 at 2pm "Uncover iPhone Health Features" https://kcls.bibliocommons.com/events/65b91e8c61803d3600788385; Apr 10 at 2pm "What is the Cloud" https://kcls.bibliocommons.com/events/65b925a8eb28943d00832c43;  Apr 17 at 2pm "Free Resources for Language Learning and Translation" https://kcls.bibliocommons.com/events/65b9264bd20c652a4a0c2bd7
Shared Outdoor Adventures
Apr 4 & May 2, FREE, small group hikes and outdoor adventures for people diagnosded with Alzheimer's before age 65 and a family member or friend, Redmond Watershed Preserve Apr 4 & May 2 Franklin Falls;  optional van transportation from Jefferson Community Center on Seattle's Beaon Hill or meet at the trailhead, space is limited and advance registration required https://www.nwcreativeaging.org/events-in-the-community/#:~:text=each%20event%20are-,here.,-Space%20is%20limited
Silver Screeners
Apr 4-25, Free movies with seniors in mind sponsored by Scarecrow Video: Apr 4 "The Pirates! Band of Misfits (2012) & May 2 "The Sting" (1973) Mukilteo Library; Apr 8 "The Princess Bride" (1987) Lake City Silver Screeners Lamb of God Lutheran Church 12509 27th Ave NE Seattle; Apr 17 "English Vinglish" (2012) Wallingford Senior Center 4649 Sunnyside Ave N. Suite 140, Seattle; Apr 24 "Written on the Wind" (1956) Greenwood Senior Center 525 N. 85th St. Seattle; Apr 25 "The Miracle of Morgan's Creek" (1943) Southeast Seattle Senior Center, 4655 S. Holly St, Seattle.
Series on Living and Dying
Apr 4, Apr 11, Apr 18, Apr 25 all 1-2:30pm series of discussions ending on Apr 25 with screening of the film "The Last Act: A Short Documentary about Life and Death" presented by director Amy Bension, all events at NEST senior services organization in north Seattle, call for info: 206-525-6378.
Early Stage Memory Loss Guided Art
Apr 5, May 3 11am-noon; Bainbridge Island Museum of Art, https://www.biartmuseum.org/creative-aging/
Memory Loss: Guide to Next Steps
Apr 11 (Zoom) 2-3:15 at The Memory Hub, 1021 Columbia Street, Seattle, get your questions answered by an expert panel, learn about resources and share strategies, in partnership with the UW Memory & Brain Wellness Center, https://thememoryhub.org/event/memory-loss-guide-to-next-steps-hub/2024/03/14/
Property Tax Exemption Info Session and Assistance
Apr 11, 2-3pm, in King County, seniors and persons with disabilities may qualify for a property tax exemption, King County Assessor John Wilson will explain the state's property tax exemption program, including eligibility requirements and how to apply, after the presentation, from 3-4pm, library staff will be on hand to help navigate the online application process, Kenmore Library - the first link is information about the event https://kcls.bibliocommons.com/events/65b925d7bf3fd82800db7611; the second link provides information on the documents you will need to apply: https://senior-exemption.kingcounty.gov/intro
Northwest Center for Creative Aging at Town Hall
Apr 16, 7:30pm, "Hello Old Lovers Wherever You Are!" a hilarious evening with Dori Gilliam and Mac McCoy, collaboration with the Northwest Center for Creative Aging at Seattle Town Hall, sliding scale $5-$25, 1119 8th Ave (Entrance off Seneca), https://townhallseattle.org/event/dori-gillam-and-mack-mccoy/
Healthy Living for your Brain & Body
Apr 17, 1-2:30pm, The Memory Hub and UW Brain & Wellness Center presnt a free in-person education program about living with Alzheimer's, light refreshments will be provided, to register call 206-529-3865 or email Kimber at kibehrends@alz.org.
Collecting vs. Hoarding
Apr 19 at 1pm, free event to discuss hoarding behavior, causes and symptoms, practical approaches to change the behavior, Greenwood Senior Center, free but call to register 206-297-0875.
Aging Well Learning Community (online event)
Apr 20 at 11:15am, join this learning community dedicated to aging well, presentd in partnership with KCLS; "Again and Again) https://kcls.bibliocommons.com/events/65821642bf3fd82800d4eb13
Talking to Children about Grief (online)
Apr 20 at 2:30pm, presentationa bout how adults can talk with children about grief and death, presented by King County Library System https://kcls.bibliocommons.com/events/65adb107d20c652a4a0aa7d3
Rolling Crones Performance
Apr 22 from 12:30-1:30pm, free performance by the women's choral group that performs music from Broadway musicals, vocal jazz, renaissance madrigals and contemporary music, Wallingford Community Senior Center, 4649 Sunnyside Ave N, Suite 140 in Seattle, call to RSVP for this free event 206-461-7825.
Stroke Awareness & Hands-Only CPR training
Apr 23, 1-2:30 presented by the UW School of Public Health at the Shoreline Library https://kcls.bibliocommons.com/events/65b92e01bf3fd82800db787a
Gentle Yoga
Apr 27, 1-2pm, gently flowing class includes poses to loosen joints, ease lower back pain, release tension in hips and strengthen legs, Bothell Library https://kcls.bibliocommons.com/events/659c4efdd20c652a4a0880e9
Maintain a Healthy & Independent Life
Apr 30, 1:30-2:30pm learn how to be more independent and healthier in your home, includes discussion of fall prevention, home modifications, exercise programs, presented by students from UW School of Public Health, Shoreline Library https://kcls.bibliocommons.com/events/65c146ea61803d3600799c65
Memory Navigator Consultation
Tuesdays & Thursdays 10am-3pm by appointment provided by The Memory Hub, 1021 Columbia Street in Seattle, rsvp on the Memory Navigator booking page, https://thememoryhub.org/
Senior Walking Group
Wednesdays 11am-noon, 45 minute walks through Magnuson Park, meet in parking lot E4 at the north end of Lake Shore Drive NE, sponsored by NEST senior service organization. https://www.nestseattle.org/
Women’s Group: Growing Older
Fridays led by NEST senior services organization, for more info call 206-525-6378.
Daily Arts Activities for people of all abilities by Silver Kite!
https://bit.ly/KCLS_SilverKite
Free online AARP events (no membership needed)
For a list of free online AARP events including health, wellness, arts, history and more visit this link: https://states.aarp.org/washington/events-wa

Community Events
Washington State History Museum
Now thru June 23 "Journeys: Quilts from the Contemporary QuiltArt & Northwest African American Quilters"; thru Apr 28 "Solidarity Now! Poor People's Campaign" traveling exhibition from the Smithsonian on the multicultural movement to confront poverty that redefined social justice and activism in AmericaApr 11 from 7-9pm special guests Nick Flaaen and Michael Sullivan explore the "Tacoma Home Movies" project and the local history it documents - an evening with film, fun, history and drinks (21+ IDs required) https://www.washingtonhistory.org/event/tacoma-home-movies/; Apr 18 FREE third Thursdays with extended hours from 3 to 8pm, includes "Scholarly Selections" at 6pm, a free, informal talk presented by UW professors, graduate students, researchers "Reclaiming Narratives" explore lost, hidden and untold stories and experiences, 1911 Pacific Ave in Tacoma https://www.washingtonhistory.org/
Bloedel Reserve
Spring flowers include rhododendrons, camellias, magnolias and an explosion of flowering ground covers; Apr 3 "Welcome Wednesday" - pay as you wish, this day includes Mindfulness Meditation at 3-3:45pm; Apr 27 from 11-11:30am "Saturday Story TIme in the Residence;" Apr 27 from 11am-12:30pm "Nature Walks with Sonja Parker" from 11am-12:30pm & 2-3:30pm; new spring hours Tues-Sunday 10am-5pm; advance tickets required to enter the Bloedel Reserve; www.bloedelreserve.org
Tulip Festival
Apr 1-30 Tulip Festival in Skagit Valley, https://tulipfestival.org/
Free Evensong Choir
Apr 2, 4:30 monthly Choral Evensong at St. Mark's Episcopal Cathedral in Seattle FREE https://saintmarks.org/worship/choral-evensong/
When Your Grandpa is a Bot: AI and Digital Doppelgangers in Death
Apr 3, 6:30-7:30pm & Apr 15 from 7-8pm; a Bothell research scientist created an artificial intelligence simulation he called "Grandpa Bot" to give his children the experience of knowing their grandfather. This talk explores how AI will transform our society, culture and relationship; the Apr 3 event is at the Bothell Library - please register: https://kcls.bibliocommons.com/events/65b91f45d20c652a4a0c2997 & the Apr 15 event is hosted by Humanities Washington please register: https://www.humanities.org/event/online-when-your-grandpa-is-a-bot-ai-death-and-digital-dopplegangers/
Meditation for Dealing with Stress (online presented by KCLS)
Apr 3, 7-8pm, learn a simple technique and try it out, https://kcls.bibliocommons.com/events/65b923b0bf3fd82800db7564
Free Short Story Writing Series
Apr 4-25, all levels welcome, more information call 206-297-0875.
Early Stage Memory Loss Guided Art
Apr 5, 11am-noon, facilitated art discussion for people living with early state memory loss and their care partners, uses visual thinking strategies and other facilitation techniques for an accessible and engaging discussion, Bainbridge Island Museum of Art, 550 Winslow Way E, https://www.biartmuseum.org/creative-aging/
Daffodil Parade & Festival
Apr 6, Puyallup, Sumner, Orting, parade- https://thedaffodilfestival.org/event/daffodil-festival-grand-floral-parade/2024-04-06/; festival- https://thedaffodilfestival.org/
Volunteer Orientation
Apr 9, 1-3pm, join Solid Ground to learn about volunteer opportunities in the community, https://www.solid-ground.org/events/vol-orientation-4-9-24/
Cherry Blossom Festival
Apr 12-13, 11am-5pm, Japanese art, dance, music, martial arts, food in the armory at Seattle Center, https://seattlecenter.com/events/featured-events/festal/seattle-cherry-blossom-festival
Coin Show
Apr 12-14, exhibits, dealers, treasure hunt, Tukwila Community Center, https://www.pnna.org/wp/events/spring/
Spring Plant Swap
Apr 13, 1-3pm, bring a plant and/or take a plant, labeled indoor and outdoor plants and seeds welcome, chat with Master Gardeners and get free gardening advice, Bothell Library https://kcls.bibliocommons.com/events/65c14314d20c652a4a0d4094
Community Transportation Navigators
Apr 13, 12-3pm, Hopelink Navigators will be on hand to help you with trip planning, use of all transit modes, how to get an ORCA card, reduced ORCA fare, alternative rides, Kenmore Library, https://kcls.bibliocommons.com/events/65d4d93cac57e92800ddacce
Hawaiian Festival
Apr 13, 11am-7pm, music, hula, workshops, vendors, food, activities at Chief Leschi Schools in Puyallup (cash only) https://www.mawhcc.org/committees/aha-mele
Collectible Toy Show
Apr 13, 9am-4pm, vendors of vintage and modern toys, comics, collectibles, Angel of the Winds Arena in Everett, https://www.watoyshow.com/
Spring Art Fair
Apr 13 & 14, more than 100 artists show their work at the historic hangar 30 at Seattle's Magnuson Park, includes weaving demos and art-making activities, free parking, https://tickets.seattletimes.com/events/best-of-the-northwest-spring-show-2024-4-13-2024
Whidbey Island Honoring the Whales Festival
Apr 13-14, parade and ceremony (2pm Sat) reception (noon Sun) honoring the Orca whales that return every spring https://www.orcanetwork.org/events/welcome-the-whales-1
Native Plant Sale
Apr 14, 10am-4pm, Bellevue Botanical Gardens, https://www.wnps.org/cps-events/central-puget-sound-spring-native-plant-sale?fbclid=IwAR2hT2XEcZ75Wzmle75J_MtnLioQlxJ5QbzqL3adX17CSLAMuDXIF2nr7UQ
Daffodil Boat Parade
Apr 14, 11:30am in Tacoma https://www.facebook.com/events/918609613083434
Free Tax Aide
MONDAYS 10am-4pm thru Apr 15, https://1.kcls.org/TaxHelp_Kenmore, free individualized tax prep assistance provided by trained AARP volunteers, please register by calling Kenmore Senior Center 425-489-0707, walk-ins accommodated as time permits. TUESDAYS 3-7pm Shoreline Library https://1.kcls.org/TaxHelp_Shoreline; FRIDAYS through Apr 12 Northshore Senior Center please register 425-286-1043, https://1.kcls.org/TaxHelp_Bothell, SATURDAYS 11am-4pm thru Apr 13 https://1.kcls.org/TaxHelp_Richmond, DOCUMENTS TO BRING: visit https://AARP.org/taxdocs.
Genealogy Workshop (online)
Apr 17 at 6:30pm, learn how to use the census, meet with professional genealogist https://kcls.bibliocommons.com/events/65565bbd61803d36006d6b5d
Cookbook Book Group (online)
Apr 17 at 6:30pm, try making recipe from featured book then send a photo and brief comments about it to share with others "Ripe Figs: Recipes and Stories from Turkey, Greece and Cyprus" https://kcls.bibliocommons.com/events/653596a92d0219cf8b61e714
How to Show Up for the LGBTQIA+ people in your life
Apr 17 at 6pm, resources and local support networks; hosted by the King County Library System: https://kcls.bibliocommons.com/events/65adb076bf3fd82800da008a
Free Symphony Concert
Apr 19, 7:30pm, Potlatch Symphony performed by Seattle Symphony and Puget Sound First Nations in concert at Benaroya Hall in Seattle https://www.seattlesymphony.org/en/concerttickets/calendar/2023-2024/23comm3
Tulip Street Fair
Apr 19-21 Tulip Festival Street Fair in downtown Mount Vernon https://tulipfestivalstreetfair.com/events/tulip-festival-street-fair-1
Free Community Shred and e-Cycle Event
Apr 20, 9am-1pm securely shred your documents, electronic recycling accepted, bring your clothing, household items to donate, as well as nonperishable food to donate, bring up to three grocery bags or two banker boxes of sensitive documents to shred for free, also bring your old TVs, computers, monitors, cellphones, printers, VCRs for safe recycling (small recycling fee may apply),  12770 Gateway Drive in Tukwila, 
Earth Day Washington Coast Event
Apr 20, 9am-noon join other volunteers to remove debris from Washington's shores https://www.coastsavers.org/index.php/2024-cleanups/?utm_content=&utm_medium=email&utm_name=&utm_source=govdelivery&utm_term=
Cascadia Spring Tea Festival
Apr 20, 11am-6pm, local vendors, tea tasting (bring your own cup), arts & crafts, workshop, Brightwater Environmental Education Center, 22505 State Route 6 SE in Woodinville https://www.cascadiatea.org/2024-tea-festival
Tacoma Kids Parade
Apr 20, 10am, Tacoma's Proctor District, https://juniordaffodilparade.com/
Planted Expo Vegetarian Expo
Apr 20-21, 10am-5pm, vegan edibles, speakers, Washington State Convention Center, https://www.plantedlife.com/planted-expo-seattle-2024
Spring Craft Fair
Apr 20-21, 11am-5pm, Hangar 30 at Magnuson Park in Seattle https://www.renegadecraft.com/fair/seattle-spring/
International Children's Festival
Apr 20-21, 11am-6pm, Seattle Center, http://childrensfest.tacawa.org/
Free Brass Band Concert
Apr 21, 2pm free concert featuring 15-member brass and percussion ensemble Tacoma Community College Auditorium, https://www.tacomacc.edu/academics-programs/programs/music/events_and_resources
Raise $ for Tree Planting 5k walk or run
From Apr 22-Apr 26, walk, run or roll a 5k route to raise funds for tree plantings in WA state parks, you can do your 5k anywhere during that timeframe including Washington State Parks, https://waparks.org/washington-happy-little-trees-5k/
Self-Guided Forest Therapy Group at the Woodland Park Zoo
Apr 23, 1-3pm, immerse yourself in nature and connect with the enviornment, instructions then self-guided followed by a tea circle with a facilitated discussion, for info and RSVP email teresat@phinneycenter.org
Apple Blossom Festival
Apr 25-May 5, entertainment, carnival, arts & crafts, car show, grand parade, Wenatchee, https://www.appleblossom.org/
Olympia Arts Walk
Apr 26-27, luminary procession (Friday 8:30pm https://www.artswalkoly.com/, Apr 27 at 4:30pm Procession of the Species parade, https://oly-wa.us/procession/
Victorian Festival
Apr 26-28, walking tours, weekend teas, Victorian fashion show, contra dance, Port Townsend http://www.vicfest.org/
World Doll Day Show
Apr 27-28, Hilton Bellevue https://www.facebook.com/events/1433293920855453
Green Home Free Tour of Homes
Apr 27, 11am-5pm, self-guided tour showcasing solar-power, energy efficiency and sustainably built, Seattle & Eastside https://nwgreenhometour.org/
Digital Navigator Appointments
ongoing, free, sponsored by KCLS, availability varies, Description: Would you like help to do something on the computer or online – setting up email, filling out a form or getting on social media? Do you need affordable options for getting your own computer, device or in-home broadband connection? A Digital Navigator can help achieve your tech goals. In a 30-minute appointment online or by phone, your navigator will help you find ways to learn the skills you want or understand your options for the in-home connection you need. To make an appointment to meet online or by phone to get one-on-one help with your questions, call 800.462.9600 or click here: https://rooms.kcls.org/appointments/digitalnavigators
Genealogy Help with Eastside Genealogical Society
https://bit.ly/KCLS_Genealogy; Wednesdays, 1-3pm; get your genealogy questions answered with one-on-one help with a volunteer. This is a one hour appointment for an individual. Please register. EGS will send you an email with a Zoom link at least one hour before your appointment.