CALENDAR OF EVENTS



Senior & Health Events
Local Senior Centers
Have you checked your local senior center lately for their in-person programs? Most programs have reopened or will reopen soon.
Aging in Place Village Events
NE Seattle: Sept 17 11am-noon, discussion on ‘The Nature of Resiliency’ learn how you can increase your natural resiliency ($5 non-members); Sept 21 “Long Term Care Options” 2-3pm North Seattle area, call or email to RSVP and verify events 206-525-6378, info@nestseattle.org/ ; Eastside: Sept 21 from 11:30-1pm join other seniors at Crossroads Food Court for lunch limited space RSVP; Sept 23 from 9:30am-noon Friday Walk at Center for Urban Horticulture RSVP; EDMONDS events CALENDAR; Seattle’s Phinney neighborhood calendar: Events & Activities
Estate & Planned Giving
Sept 24, 9-10:30am, complimentary light breakfast and educational seminar on the basics of estate and planned giving, presented by Medic One Foundation, Mercer Island Community Center, 8236 SE 24th St, RSVP by Sept 16th  mediconefoundation.org/seminar
Lifetime Learning Center
New season begins Sept 26, educational programs for older adults, Click here for the Fall brochure.
Ignite Aging
Sept 30, 12:30-4pm (check in at noon), join the de Tornyay Center for Healthy Aging for the fifth annual Ignite Aging Symposium on Friday, September 30th. Learn about benefits of exercise for older adults, programs for refugee vaccination, housing and health for the homeless, and more in Seattle and beyond. This year's symposium highlights community partnerships between the University of Washington (UW) School of Nursing and community health organizations. The event is free and open to the public. All are welcome to attend. The event will continue its tradition of live musical interludes, along with refreshments, and made by seniors. The event is planned to be held at the UW Center for Urban Horticulture at 3501 NE 41st Street, Seattle, 98195. However, the event may be moved online, based on current public health recommendations. On-site parking is available for attendees. To learn more and register, visit https://dtc.nursing.uw.edu/igniteaging-2022. RSVP early, as space is limited.
Sound Generations Golden Gala
Oct 1, 6-9pm, entertainment, fun to celebrate Sound Generations’ 55th anniversary of serving older adults, Seattle Airport Marriott, For tickets & details, click here.
Calling Volunteer Enthusiasts 55 and Older!
Oct 4, 11am-12:15pm RSVP--Retired and Senior Volunteer Program--is offering an event for prospective volunteers to learn about opportunities in your community (the last program of the year) https://www.solid-ground.org/events/calling-volunteer-enthusiasts-55-and-older-3/
Elder Rental Council
3rd Thursdays 12:30-2:30pm, elder community members work together to strategize and fight for protections important to 55+ renters, peer-to-peer support to organize your buildings, 2nd floor mtg room Capital Hill Branch Seattle Public Library, learn more: https://secure.everyaction.com/B8Xst6pIe0O4njfVI3AFbg2
Ongoing NEST Events
Events for older adults: Wednesdays 11-noon walk with others in Seattle’s Magnuson Park – meet in parking lot E4 at north end of Lake Shore Dr NE. Moving with Greater Ease Tuesdays (chair), Wednesdays (floor) learn relaxing gentle movement to increase flexibility and comfort call 206-525-6378. Fridays 1-3pm pickleball at Wedgewood Presbyterian 8008 35th Ave NE (parking lot) weather dependent – join group for a safe, fun, low-impact socially distanced recreational activity. Double check these events before you go www.nestseattle.org 206-525-6378.
Seniors Living Alone Group

Wednesdays 11am-noon, offered by Greenwood Senior Center, Email socialwkr@comcast.net to sign up.
Daily Arts Activities by Silver Kite!
https://bit.ly/KCLS_SilverKite

Community Festivals & Events
Town Hall Writers Festival
Sept 16-17, celebration of the written word will include Joyce Carol Oats, A.M. Homes, David Quammen, Siddhartha Mukherjee, Lan Samantha Chang, Oscar Hokeah, townhallseattle.org.
Queen Anne Festival
Sept 17, noon-8:30pm, kids and dog parade at noon, live music, food trucks Queen Anne Playfield Queen Anne Days Festival 
Latin American Festival
Sept 17-18, parade, mariachi music, dancing, art show, games, vendors, Seattle Center, Seattle Fiestas Patrias
Edmonds Art Tour
Sept 17-18 visit two dozen art studios and galleries, self-guided  Edmonds Art Studio Tour.
History Café
Sept 20, 6:30-8pm, local author shares stories from overlooked local history, presented by MOHAI, RSVP for free event click here.
Gypsy Jazz Festival
Sept 21-25, top showcase in North America, Langley Whidbey Island DjangoFest NorthWest
Wildlife Festival
Sept 23-25, birding and nature festival, tours, presentations, family activities Willapa National Wildlife Refuge Long Beach Wings over Willapa
Lantern Parade
Sept 24, 7:30pm, lanterns glowing costumes, parade of lights at Green Lake Luminata 
Japan Day
Sept 24, 10am-5pm, games, music, workshops, Bellevue College  Japan Week
Polish Festival
Sept 24, noon-4pm, food, folk music, crafts, Seattle, Pierogi Fest 
Cider Festival
Sept 24, noon-6pm, music, games, crafts, food, sample 100 ciders, LeMay Car Museum, Tacoma Cider Swig 
Tacoma Night Market

Sept 24, artists, music, food, Foss Waterway Tacoma Night Market 
Ballard Festival
Sept 24, 11am-4pm, music, food, activities, environmental exhibits and workshops Sustainable Ballard Festival 
Italian Fest
Sept 24-25 Italian food & wine, dance, arts, car display, around Fisher Pavilion in Seattle Festa Italiana 
Graham Nash “An Intimate Evening of Song and Stories”
Sept 29 Tacoma, Oct 1 & 2 Vashon Island, Oct 4 Edmonds, Graham Nash
Canote Brothers Live
Oct 1, 7:30-10pm, twin brothers Greg and Jere sing old-time and swing tunes, mixed with humor and stories, (anyone remember Sandy Bradley’s Potlucks?) Phinney Center Concert Hall, RSVP Click here
Ringo Starr
Oct 11, Seattle’s Benaroya Hall, www.RingoStarr.com
Skandia Dances
In-person again! First & Third Fridays 7:30-9:30pm, www.skandia-folkdance.org

KCLS Events
KCLS offers in-person events. For info on all events contact 425-462-9600 or check KCLS.org events page to RSVP or find additional information.

Drop-In Technical Assistance
Sept 9, 2-2:30pm, have computer or software questions? https://kcls.bibliocommons.com/events/62ed74da2f3290300041c881
Repair Event
Sept 10, 12:30-3:30pm skilled “fixers” will be on hand at the Bothell library to help you fix your damaged household item, free event, the item should be small enough for one person to carry, should not be leaky, dangerous or smelly (nothing that uses gasoline), you must be present during repair, no guarantees, RSVP tom.watson@kingcounty.gov or 206.477.4481.
Almost Antiques
Sept 15, 2-3:30pm, bring something to show and tell, hear what others are collecting, https://kcls.bibliocommons.com/events/62e82a68905392370038a150
KCLS Ongoing:
 Digital Navigator
Tuesdays & Weds by appointment Digital Navigator to help with just about anything to do something on the computer - free 30-minute phone or online appointments with KCLS will help, Daily online interactive arts activities resented by Silver Kite. Wednesdays 1-3pm Genealogy Help (register 24 hours in advance)
Digital Navigator Appointments
https://rooms.kcls.org/appointments/digitalnavigators
Tuesdays, 1-7pm
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

Community Resource Center
http://bit.ly/KCLS_Resource_Center
Tuesdays, 1:30-3pm
Wednesdays, 2-4:30pm
Thursdays, 1:30-3:30 (walk in help available at Auburn Resource Center, 2818 Auburn Way N)
Description: ALL ARE WELCOME! GET THE HELP YOU NEED AT THE VIRTUAL RESOURCE CENTER.
We are living in stressful times and you may find yourself in need of support.
Log-in or call for free information and access to:
  • Cash assistance
  • Employment and training
  • Education
  • Housing
  • Food assistance
  • Health / medical care
  • Legal assistance
  • Dispute resolution
  • Mental health treatment
  • Substance use treatment
  • Transportation / ORCA Lift
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Online Access
Log in via Zoom anytime during the listed open hours. Use - https://tinyurl.com/virtualresourcecenter
Meeting ID: 930-683-3892, Password: 459890
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Telephone Access
If you do not have computer access, contact the Virtual Resource Center at one of the following phone numbers during open hours. 253.215.8782
669.900.9128
346.248.7799
312.626.6799
646.558.8652
301.715.8592
In collaboration with The City of Shoreline, The City of Redmond, The City of Auburn, and King County District Court.

Questions about Medicare?
https://bit.ly/KCLS_SHIBA
Every other Wednesday, 12-4pm. Check the link above for dates.
Description: The Statewide Health Insurance Benefits Advisors (SHIBA) is a free, unbiased and confidential counseling service of the Washington State Office of the Insurance Commissioners (OIC).
SHIBA's trained and impartial volunteers are available to assist consumers with their Medicare related questions.
Register online for a one-hour session that will be conducted over the phone.

Genealogy Help with Eastside Genealogical Society
https://bit.ly/KCLS_Genealogy
Wednesdays, 1-3pm
Description: Are you just beginning your family history research? Or have you hit a wall in your research? Wherever your ancestors are from, volunteers from Eastside Genealogical Society are waiting to assist with genealogical research.  You can arrange a virtual help appointment by registering here.  You will be contacted via email with a weblink to enter your individual teleconference help session at least 1 hour before your session. Please register at least 24 hours before the help session.