CALENDAR

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Calendar Submissions

Calendars are published Wednesdays and Saturdays on a space-available basis. Items for the Wednesday edition must be submitted by noon the previous Thursday. Items for the Saturday edition must be submitted by noon the previous Tuesday. To submit an item, e-mail calendar@reporternewspapers.com.

Events

Fraser Cabin Heritage Program: 11 a.m.-3 p.m. Aug. 16. Visitors can participate in hands-on activities and games related to 1880s settler life. Free. All ages welcome. Kelsey Creek Community Farm Park, 410 130th Place S.E., Bellevue. 425-450-1049 or www.eastsideheritagecenter.org.

Classes

“Smart Choices in Retirement”: 6 p.m. Aug. 14. Participants will learn 10 principles to help make their money last in retirement, with the goal of providing a stable, steady retirement income. Free. Lewis Creek Visitor Center, 5808 Lakemont Blvd., Bellevue. 425-747-0604 or www.edwardjones.com.

Junior Jazzercise Camp: 11 a.m.-2 p.m. Aug. 18-22. Open to ages 6-12 to participate in dance and crafts. Final performance for friends and family on Friday. Call for cost, registration. Highland Community Center, 14224 N.E. Bellevue-Redmond Road, Bellevue. 425-891-9113 or 425-814-2134.

Bellevue School District Gifted Program Testing: Aug. 19. Students new to BSD who will enter first-10th grade can sign up for testing, to be considered for the district’s Gifted Program. Free for BSD students; $85 for out-of-district students. Call or see Web site for details. 425-456-4136 or www.bsd405.org.

SeniorNet Annual Brown Bag Luncheon: 11 a.m.-3 p.m. Aug. 21. All seniors are welcome to participate in computer workshops, demonstrations and question-and-answer sessions. Bring bagged lunch; drinks provided. Free. Phantom Lake Elementary School, 1050 160th Ave. S.E., Bellevue. 206-232-5892 or www.seniornetps.org.

Youth Theatre Northwest summer camps: Through Aug. 29. Week-long camps open to ages 3-18. Half-day and full-day options available. Call or see Web site for details. Youth Theatre Northwest, 8805 S.E. 40th St., Mercer Island. 206-232-4145, ext. 100, or www.youththeatre.org.

Ongoing classes:

Citizenship class: 9:15-11:15 a.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays. Free. Crossroads Community Center, 16000 N.E. 10th Street, Bellevue. 206-695-5975 or hannahbk@acrs.org.

Home Buyer’s Workshop: 6:45-8:45 p.m. Tuesdays. Free. Windermere Real Estate, 1200 112th Ave. N.E., Suite B-100, Bellevue. 425-450-2621.

Senior acting class: 1:30-3:30 p.m. Wednesdays. No experience necessary. Free. Bellevue Youth Theatre, 16661 Northup Way. 425-452-7155.

Talk Time: 7-8:30 p.m. Mondays. Attendees can practice their English in casual setting. Refreshments provided. Free. Bellewood Presbyterian Church, 10936 N.E. 24th St., Bellevue. 425-454-1247, mrsavill@gmail.com or www.bellewoodpca.org.

Faith/Values

Northwest Branch of the Theosophical Society: 7:30-8:45 p.m. Aug. 14. Topic: “Ancient Monuments and Mysteries.” Free. Bellevue Regional Library, 1111 110th Ave. N.E., Bellevue. 425-644-7725.

Celebrate Recovery: 7 p.m. Thursdays. Christ-centered 12 step recovery program features worship, testimonies and small share groups. Crossroads Bible Church, 15815 S.E. 37th St., Bellevue. 425-392-8084 or Hauser.kip@gmail.com.

Fundraisers

Wine tasting/silent auction fundraiser: 5-9 p.m. Aug. 14. Evening includes premium wine sampling, silent auction and raffle items. Proceeds benefit the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society. $25 in advance; $30 at the door. 0/8 Seafood Grill/Twisted Cork Wine Bar, at Hyatt Regency Bellevue, 900 Bellevue Way, Suite 100, Bellevue. 425-861-5444 or theasplunds@comcast.net.

Health/Fitness

Blood drives in Bellevue: 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Aug. 15 at Eastgate Office Park, 15375 S.E. 30th Place; 1-7 p.m. Aug. 18 at St. Louise Catholic Church, 141 156th Ave. S.E.; 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Aug. 19 at Overlake Hospital, 1035 116th Ave. N.E. For Puget Sound Blood Center. 800-398-7888 or www.psbc.org.

Free Meditation Workshops: 7-8:30 p.m. Thursdays. Features sahaja yoga. Crossroads Bellevue Community Room, 15600 N.E. Eighth St., Bellevue. 425-753-0634.

TOPS (Take Off Pounds Sensibly): 10 a.m. Mondays. $6 per month. St. Peter’s United Methodist Church, 17222 N.E. Eighth St., Bellevue. 425-861-0645, 425-895-0858 or www.tops.org.

Walk for Life: 8-9:30 a.m. Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays. Offers safe, effective exercise with on-site experts who provide information, advice and monitoring. Free. Bellevue Square, 575 Bellevue Square. Enter at Skybridge 4. 425-454-8096.

North Bellevue Community Center, 4063 148th Ave. N.E., Bellevue. 425-452-7681. Center offers various health and fitness activities, including:

• Jazzercise: 6 p.m. Mondays and Wednesdays; 4:30 p.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays; 8 a.m. Saturdays. Call for details: 425-894-4111.

• Enhance Fitness: 9 a.m. Tuesdays, Thursdays-Fridays. For seniors. $30 per month.

• Gentle Yoga: 10:30 a.m. Mondays and Thursdays. For seniors and adults.

• Footcare: Tuesdays and Wednesdays. Will trim toe nails by appointment.

South Bellevue Community Center, 14509 S.E. Newport Way, Bellevue. 425-452-4240 or www.MyParksandRecreation.com. Center offers various summer fitness activities, such as:

• Fit Camp Total Body Conditioning: 6-7 a.m. or 6-7 p.m. Mondays and Wednesdays. For ages 16 and older. Call for cost.

• Strong & Fit Seniors/Adults: 10:15-11:30 a.m. Mondays and Wednesdays. For ages 18 and older. Call for cost.

• Youth Performance Enhancement: 4:30-5:30 p.m. Mondays and Wednesdays. For ages 13 and older. Call for cost.

•Chito-Ryu Karate: 5:45-7 p.m. Mondays and Wednesdays; 6-7:45 p.m. Fridays. For ages 9 and older. Advanced level offered also. Call for details, cost.

• Reflexology with Carol Pond: The second and fourth Tuesdays of the month. Call for appointments.

Libraries

Bellevue Regional Library, 1111 110th Ave. N.E. 425-450-1765 or www.kcls.org. Events include:

• World Language/English Bilingual Story Times: 10:30 a.m. Aug. 13. Stories and songs presented in English and another language.

• Lunch Bunch Story Times: Noon Tuesdays and Fridays through Aug. 15. Bring lunch and listen to stories.

• Summer Reading Finale—Tingstad and Rumbel: 2 p.m. Aug. 16. Concert open to all ages.

• Twisted Yoga: 10 a.m. Aug. 23. Open to teens to learn about the art of yoga.

• Bellevue Friends of the Library Book Sale: 10:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Aug. 23. Annual “buck a bag” sale.

• “Catch the Reading Bug” 2008 Summer Reading Program: Through Aug. 31. Pick up booklets at the library.

• Read Three, Get One Free Summer Edition: Through August. Teens can read three books, write three reviews, and get a free book, as well as the chance to win monthly prizes.

• Citizenship preparation class: 7 p.m. Mondays. Free individualized help with all stages of the process of becoming a United States citizen, from completing the application forms to preparing for a successful interview. Drop-ins welcome. Call for details.

• Computer classes: Library offers computer classes at various times. Call for details.

• Talk Time: 1:30 p.m. Mondays; 10 a.m. Saturdays. Improve your speaking and listening skills in this English conversation group.

• English as a Second Language: 10 a.m. Mondays and Wednesdays; 2 p.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays. Free class taught by Bellevue Community College. Placement test required.

• Story times: Library offers story times for infants through preschoolers, as well as family and foreign language story times. Call for details.

Lake Hills Library, 15228 Lake Hills Blvd., Bellevue. 425-747-3350 or www.kcls.org. Events include:

• “‘Toadally’ Amphibians”: 1:30 p.m. Aug. 13. Presented by Nature Vision. Open to ages 4-11; ages 8 and younger with an adult. Registration required.

• Lake Hills Library Book Discussion Group: 7 p.m. Aug. 13.

• Game On!: 3:30 p.m. Aug. 14 and 28. Open to teens to play video games.

• “Catch the Reading Bug” 2008 Summer Reading Program: Through Aug. 31. Pick up booklets at the library.

• Citizenship Class: 1 p.m. Mondays and Wednesdays.

• Story times: Library offers story times for infants through preschoolers. Call for details.

Library Connection @ Crossroads, 15600 N.E. Eighth St., Suite K-11, Bellevue. 425-644-6203. Events include:

• “Buzz, Smack, Splat–the Dangerous Lives of Bugs”: 5:30 p.m. Aug. 15. Presented by Charlie Williams, The Noiseguy.

• “Catch the Reading Bug” 2008 Summer Reading Program: Through Aug. 31. Pick up booklets at the library.

• English for Spanish Speakers: 4 p.m. Mondays and Wednesdays. Free class for adults. Children’s story time offered during class.

• Story times: Library offers story times for preschoolers, and for foreign language speakers (Mandarin and Spanish).

Newport Way Library, 14250 S.E. Newport Way, Bellevue. 425-747-2390 or www.kcls.org. Events include:

• Computer Class—Microsoft Word Level II: 6:30 p.m. Aug. 19. Registration required.

• Newport Way “Read Three” Auction: 1:30 p.m. Aug. 23. Teens can bring in their Read Three forms and get BookBucks to bid on prizes.

• Marvelous Monday Movies: 7 p.m. Mondays through Aug. 25.

• Read Three, Get One Free Summer Edition: Through August. Teens can read three books, write three reviews, and get a free book, as well as the chance to win monthly prizes.

• Computer classes: Library offers various computer classes. Call for details, registration.

• Newport Way Book Group: 7:30 p.m. the third Monday of the month. Registration recommended.

• Game On!: 2:30 p.m. Wednesdays. Middle through high school students can play video games at the library.

• Talk Time: 10 a.m. Mondays. Improve your speaking and listening skills in this English conversation group.

• Story times: Library offers story times for children, families and foreign language speakers.

Organizations

48th District GOP: 7 p.m. the fourth Tuesday of the month. New members welcome. North Bellevue Community Center, 4063 148th Ave. N.E., Bellevue. www.48gop.com.

American Society of Women Accountants Bellevue Chapter: 6-8:30 p.m. the third Tuesday of the month. $12-$25. Registration required. Coast Bellevue Hotel, 625 116th Ave. N.E., Bellevue. 206-714-4867 or tfarme@hotmail.com.

Bellevue Overlake Rotary Club: Noon-1:30 p.m. Wednesdays. Candidate forum speakers include: Aug. 27, Dino Rossi. Registration requested for candidate forum meetings. $22 for make-ups. Harbor Club, 777 108th Ave N.E., Suite 2500, Bellevue. 425-454-3497 or www.bellevueoverlakerotary.org.

Bellevue Breakfast Rotary Club: 7 a.m. Fridays. Glendale Country Club, 13440 Main St., Bellevue. www.bbrc.net.

Bellevue Sons of Italy: 6:30 p.m. the third Wednesday of the month. 6:30 p.m., social time; 7 p.m. meeting, followed by dinner. Holy Family Catholic Church social hall, 7355 120th Ave. N.E., Kirkland. 425-649-2250 or www.osiaglnw.org.

Bellevue Sunrise Rotary Club: 7 a.m. Tuesdays. Old Country Buffet in Factoria Mall, 4075 Factoria Blvd. S.E., Bellevue. 425-641 2590 or www.bellevuesunriserotary.org.

BNI Prospecting Professionals Chapter: 8:30-10 a.m. Wednesdays. Visitors welcome. Family Pancake House, 17621 Redmond Way, Redmond. 425-489-2139.

Dollmaker’s Official Lively Ladies Society (D.O.L.L.S.): 6:30 p.m. meeting once a month; date changes monthly. Open to dollmakers in all media and of all experience levels. Bring ideas for future projects. Call for meeting dates. Quiltmakers Northwest, 145 106th Ave. N.E., Bellevue. thedollmaker51@hotmail.com.

Eastgate Expounders Toastmasters Club: Noon Tuesdays. The President’s Distinguished Club. Exponent Conference Room, 15375 S.E. 30th Place, Suite 250, Bellevue. www.eastgateexpounders.org.

Eastside Boeing Bluebills: 10:15 a.m.-noon the third Wednesday of the month. Group consists of retiree volunteers who assist charities and the needy. A variety of volunteer and social activities is available. Bellevue Regional Library, 1111 110th Ave. N.E. 425-235-3847.

Eastside “Cashflow” Club: 630 p.m. every other Friday or Saturday. All are welcome to come play the “Cashflow” board game and learn about investing and financial literacy in a fun way. Call for location. 425-458-8545 or drnathanbanks@gmail.com.

Eastside Genealogical Society: 7 p.m. the second Thursday of the month. All are welcome to attend and learn how to search for family. Also: 7-9 p.m. Tuesdays and 1-3 p.m. Wednesdays, genealogy help offered. Bellevue Regional Library, 1111 110th Ave. N.E., Bellevue. 425-747-6926 or www.rootsweb.com/~wakcegs/.

Eastside Quilters: 10 a.m. and 7 p.m. the third Thursday of the month. St. Andrew’s Lutheran Church, 2650 148th Ave. S.E., Bellevue. 425-643-9742 or www.eastsidequilters.com.

Eastside Welcome Club: 10 a.m. the first Wednesday of the month. Open to newcomers to the area who want to meet new people and join in different interest or social groups. Club meets in members’ homes. Also meets on various days for other activities and outings. 425-898-0206.

Greater Bellevue Lions: 7-8:30 p.m. first and third Tuesday of the month. Hunan Garden Restaurant, 11814 N.E. Eighth St., Bellevue; 425-556-3963.

Haiku Northwest: 7-9 p.m. the first Thursday of the month. Haiku sharing and discussion group. All are welcome. Contact coordinator via Web site to confirm location. Often (not always) at Bellevue Regional Library, 1111 110th Ave. N.E., Bellevue. 206-240-0871 or https://hometown.aol.com/WelchM/Haiku-Northwest.html.

Homeschooling Support—Teaching Parents Association: 7-9 p.m. the first Tuesday of the month. From unschoolers to curriculum-based home education, group has something for everyone. Free. Evergreen Room at Woodinville Community Center, 17401 133rd Ave. N.E., Woodinville. 206-654-5658, info@washtpa.org or www.washtpa.org.

Kiwanis Club of Bellevue: Noon Thursdays. Speakers: Aug. 14, Reza Firouzbakht to discuss American/Iranian relations. Crab Pot Restaurant, 2 Lake Bellevue Drive, Bellevue. 425-453-9948.

Mothers and Others: 9:30 -11:30 a.m. Mondays. Children can play in the nursery while moms hear speakers, make crafts and provide support for one another. Open to all mothers looking for friendship and support. St. Madeleine Sophie Church, 4400 130th Place S.E., Bellevue. 425-644-0840.

National Association of Professional Organizers, Seattle chapter: 6:30-8:30 p.m. first Tuesday of the month. $25 for guests. Entrance around corner on the left side of building. California Closets, 1014 116th Ave. N.E., Bellevue. www.seattlenapo.com.

Newcomers and New Friends of Greater Seattle: The second Wednesday of the month. Lunch meetings held at various locations throughout the Puget Sound. Call for details. 425-778-8608 or www.seattlenewcomers.com.

Office Support Services Association: 6-8:30 p.m. the second Wednesday of the month. Guests are welcome. For location and membership details, see Web site. www.ossa-wa.org or membership@ossa-wa.org.

Pacific Northwest Audio Society: 7:30 p.m. the second Thursday of the month. Mercer Island Congregational Church, 4545 Island Crest Way, Mercer Island. www.audiosociety.org.

Rotary Club of Newcastle: 7:30 a.m. Wednesdays. $10 makeup fee for members; free for visitors. Golf Club at Newcastle, 15500 Six Penny Lane, Newcastle. 425-455-1600.

Soroptimist International of Bellevue Metropolitan: 12:30 p.m. the third Friday of the month. Bellevue Regional Library, 1111 110th Ave. N.E., Bellevue. Also: 5 p.m. the first Thursday of the month. Group meets at various local restaurants. Call for location. 425-830-6538.

Wry Toastmasters: 7 a.m. Thursdays. The President’s Distinguished Club. Skyline Tower, 10900 N.E. Fourth St., ninth floor conference room, Bellevue. www.wrytoastmasters.org.

YMCA Seniors’ Group: 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays. Open to ages 55 and older to participate in crafts, community service projects, intergenerational activities and fellowship. Also, 9 a.m.-noon Tuesdays, bridge group. Newport Hills Community Church, 5833 119th Ave. S.E., Bellevue. 425-644-8417.

Public Meetings

Bellevue City Council: 8 p.m. the first and third Mondays of the month, except August and December. Council Chambers at Bellevue City Hall, 450 110th Ave. N.E.

Reunions

Bellevue High School Class of 1978: Aug. 15. RedHook Brewery, 14300 N.E. 145th St., Woodinville. 425-644-1044 or www.reunionswithclass.com.

Bellevue High School Class of 1988: Aug. 16. Safeco Field’s Third Base Terrace Club, 1250 First Ave. S., Seattle. 425-644-1044 or www.reunionswithclass.com.

Sammamish High School Class of 1988: Aug. 16. RedHook Brewery, 14300 N.E. 145th St., Woodinville. 425-644-1044 or www.reunionswithclass.com.

Bellevue High School Class of 1968: Aug. 23. Overlake Golf and Country Club, 8000 N.E. 16th St., Medina. 425-644-1044 or www.reunionswithclass.com.

Sammamish High School Class of 1998: Sept. 5. Salish Lodge & Spa, 6501 Railroad Ave. S.E., Snoqualmie. 425-644-1044 or www.reunionswithclass.com.

Newport High School Class of 1968: Sept. 20. McCormick & Schmicks Harborside, 1200 Westlake Ave. N., Seattle. 425-644-1044 or www.reunionswithclass.com.

Sammamish High School Class of 1968: Oct. 4. Glendale Golf and Country Club, 13440 Main St., Bellevue. 425-644-1044 or www.reunionswithclass.com.

Veterans

USS Missouri 35th Veterans Reunion: Aug. 28-Sept. 1. For BB-63. Veterans, family and friends welcome. Reunion will take place in San Antonio, Texas. 203-281-4693, 803-469-3579 or mo63@ftc-i.net.

USS Maddox Destroyer Association Reunion: Sept. 3-7. For DD-168, DD-622 and DD-731. Reunion will take place in Oklahoma City, OK. For details, contact Cliff Gillespie at 337-616-8450 or cwgilles45@aol.com.

USS Hollister Destroyer Reunion: Sept. 17-21 in Branson, Mo. For DD-788. For details, contact Nelda Rupp. 503-656-4949 or hnrupp@comcast.net.

Military reunions: October, 2008, reunion for the former crew of the USS Yancey (AKA-93) in Seattle. For details, contact George Clifton, 708-425-8531 or clifs@ameritech.net. June 24, 2009, reunion for former crewmen from the USS England (DLG/CG-22) in Seattle. For details contact Dennis O’Brien, 714-961-6840 or dennis@ussengland.net. Veterans can find information about upcoming reunions across the country through Military Locator and Reunion Service. Call 828-256-6008 or visit www.mlrsinc.com.

Support

Angel Care Breast Cancer Foundation: Trained survivors offer free emotional support to the newly-diagnosed, enhancing emotional recovery while going through treatments. Will attend consultations, chemotherapy and radiation appointments and have volunteers in your community. 206-417-3484, 877-417-3484 (toll-free), www.angelcarefoundation.org or angelcare@angelcarefoundation.org.

Angel Flight West: Volunteer pilot group offers free air transportation to those in need, especially medical care. 888-426-2643 or www.angelflightwest.org.

Arthritis and Fibromyalgia Support Group: 6:45-8:30 p.m. the first Tuesday of the month. Group is free and open to the public. No reservation required. Participants are responsible for parking costs. Overlake Outpatient Services Conference Room, 1120 112th Ave. N.E., Suite 150, Bellevue. 425-688-5900.

Bereavement Support Group: 7-8:30 p.m. the second and fourth Mondays of the month. Overlake Hospital Medical Center, 1135 116th Ave. N.E., Bellevue. 425-688-5127.

Divorce Lifeline: Lifeline offers adult therapy groups for people dealing with divorce or separation. Call for details. 206-694-5762 or www.divorcelifeline.org.

Eastside Compassionate Friends: 7:30 p.m. the second Thursday of each month. Group welcomes families who have experienced the death of a child of any age. Group has no religious affiliation. Holy Spirit Lutheran Church, 10021 N.E. 124th St., Kirkland. 425-325-0357.

Eastside/Bellevue PFLAG: 7-9 p.m. the third Thursday of the month. Parents, Family and Friends of Lesbians and Gays meetings are confidential. Group is not associated with any religious organizations. First United Methodist Church, 1934 108th Ave. N.E., Bellevue. 206-325-7724 or www.bellevue-pflag.org.

Eastside Stroke Support Group: 1-2:30 p.m. the first three Mondays of the month. St. Andrew’s Lutheran Church, 2650 148th Ave. S.E., Bellevue. 425-746-8396.

Emergency Feeding Program of Seattle and King County: Offers healthy, nutritionally balanced food packs to families and individuals with immediate need. 206-329-0300 or www.emergencyfeeding.org.

Family Caregivers Support Group: 3-4:30 p.m. the second and fourth Thursdays of the month. Free group is open to anyone caring for an older adult. Overlake Senior Health Center, 1750 112th Ave. N.E., Suite A-101, Bellevue. 425-688-5807.

Gamblers Anonymous: For meeting times and locations, call toll-free national hotline: 888-424-3577.

Hearing Loss Association: 1 p.m. the second Saturday of the month. Lake Sammamish Foursquare Church, 14434 N.E. Eighth Street, Bellevue. 425-746-1074 or greymare25@aol.com.

HelpLine: Free legal and consumer information for people older than 55. Call 206-448-5720.

Low Vision Support Group: 1:30-3 p.m. the second and fourth Wednesdays of the month. Group offers free resources, education and coping skills. North Bellevue Senior Center, 4063 148th Ave. N.E.

Managing Care at Home: 4:30-6 p.m. Thursdays; 10-11:30 a.m. Fridays. Free question-and-answer sessions for caregivers. Call to register. Overlake Senior Care Office, 1120 112th Ave. N.E., Suite 100, Bellevue. 425-688-5800.

Meals on Wheels: Nutritious, home-delivered frozen meals to home-bound seniors. New selections. 425-452-7681.

National Alliance on Mental Illness Family Support Group No. 1: 7:30-9 p.m. the second Wednesday of the month. Eastshore Unitarian Church, 12700 S.E. 32nd St., Bellevue. 425-443-7202 or 425-747-6142.

National Alliance on Mental Illness Family Support Group No. 2: 7-8:30 p.m. the third Thursday of the month. St. Andrew’s Lutheran Church, Room E-2, 2650 148th Ave. S.E., Bellevue. 425-865-9839, 206-236-5247 or 206-232-6946.

Recovery International: 7 p.m. Mondays, except holidays. A self-help group for anxiety and depression. All are welcome. 12700 S.E. 32nd St., Room E-208, Bellevue. 425-747-9251 or www.recovery-inc.org.

SHIBA Helpline: Statewide Heath Insurance Benefits Advisors is a network of trained volunteers that assists and advocates for consumer rights and options regarding health insurance, health care access and prescription access. Group is also accepting volunteers. 800-562-6900 or www.insurance.wa.gov.

Spanish Speaking Support Group: 6-7:30 p.m. the third Wednesday of the month. Consejo Counseling. 1412 140th Place N.E., Bellevue. 425-306-3681, 425-885-6264 or e-mail info@nami-eastside.org.

US-TOO! Prostate Cancer Support Group: 7-9 p.m. Tuesdays. Prostate cancer patients, partners and interested parties welcome to attend for information, support and friendship. Lincoln Business Center, 555 116th Ave. N.E., Suite 125, Bellevue. 425-369-2552.

Widowed/Grief Support: 7 p.m. Mondays. Pilgrim Lutheran Church, 10420 S.E. 11th St., Bellevue.

Writing Group: 10:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Tuesdays. Discuss your work and sip tea with other writers. Tiger Mountain Tea Company, Gilman Village, 317 N.W. Gilman Blvd., Suite 47, Issaquah. 425-941-2559.

Volunteers

City of Bellevue Volunteer Opportunities

Volunteers needed to help with various city events and programs throughout the summer. Events and registration contact information include:

• Day of Caring and Sharing: Aug. 16. Join with Jubilee Services and the City of Bellevue to help neighbors in need improve the appearance and safety of their homes and neighborhoods. 425-452-7917.

End of the Summer Picnic: 9 a.m.-2 p.m. Aug. 20. Volunteers needed to help with event, which includes lunch, games and crafts. North Bellevue Community Center, 4063 148th Ave. N.E., Bellevue. 425-452-7681.

• Volunteer Canoe Guides: Ongoing. Share your expertise in a beautiful, natural environment by providing canoe tours of the Mercer Slough Nature Park. 425-452-4195.

• Downtown Transit Center Community Police Station Volunteers: Ongoing. Volunteers answer phones, assist walk-in visitors, and help the station officer with special projects and community Volunteers work one four-hour shift each week. Must be 21 or older, have a customer-service background and be able to pass background checks. 425-452-6017.

• Specialized Recreation Programs: Ongoing. Volunteers needed to help out with specialized recreation programs at Highland Center. Help is needed in after school programs for children with developmental disabilities, as well as evening programs for adults with developmental disabilities. Classes include sports, cooking, dance, fitness, drama and cheerleading. 425-452-7686.

• Police car drivers wanted: Ongoing. Bellevue Police Department is seeking volunteers to shuttle vehicles to and from the city’s service facility. Hours: 6:30-8 a.m. weekdays. Volunteers must have good driving record, pass background check and annual driving assessment test. Call for details. 425-452-6017.

AFS Student Exchange Program: Host families needed to house high school exchange students for the 2008-2009 school year. Call or see Web site for details. 800-237-4636 or www.afs.org.

Angel Care Breast Cancer Foundation: Breast cancer survivors needed to provide support for others battling cancer. Must be one year past the end of treatments and have good interpersonal skills. 206-417-3484, 877-417-3484 (toll-free), www.angelcarefoundation.org or angelcare@angelcarefoundation.org.

Asian Counseling Referral Service (ACRS): 1-3 p.m. Mondays and Wednesdays. Work with students from diverse backgrounds. Requires three-month commitment. Lake Hills Library, 15228 Lake Hills Blvd., Bellevue. www.acrs.org or lydiar@acrs.org.

Cedar River Volunteer Naturalists: Through October. Volunteers needed to serve as naturalists along the Cedar River Watershed. Includes 20 hours of training in September and early October, and three weekend days along the river, educating the public about spawning salmon and the history of the Cedar River Watershed. Call or e-mail for application, details. 206-245-0143 or naturalists@cedarriver.org.

Crisis Clinic: Answer calls on 24-hour crisis line, provide support for callers in emotional crisis, including persons contemplating suicide. Professional training given. 206-461-3210, ext. 697, or www.crisisclinic.org.

Eastside Domestic Violence Program (EDVP): Working with 24-hour Crisis Line, support group, and shelter. Requires 50-hour training session in fall or spring. 425-562-8840, ext. 229, luciee@edvp.org or www.edvp.org.

Evergreen Hospice: Volunteers age 18 or older needed to help terminally ill patients and their families throughout King and Snohomish counties. Training provided. 425-899-1040 or www.evergreenhealthcare.org.

Family Law CASA of King County: Children’s needs can get lost in the dispute between separating parents. Do you want to advocate for such a child? Volunteer for Family Law CASA (Court Appointed Special Advocate) of King County. 206-748-9700 or www.familylawcasa.com.

Group Health Eastside Campus: Assist with the new Wellness Store and/or Employee Wellness Program. Volunteers must be available four hours a week and must be age 14 or older. 12700 152nd Ave. N.E., Redmond. 425-883-5335 or troy.c@ghc.org.

Hopelink: Volunteers are needed to deliver donated food to food bank, assist with adult literacy classes, provide childcare during classes and more. Eastside Literacy program offices, 15015 Main St., Suite 206, in Kelsey Creek Center (across from main Hopelink center), Bellevue. 425-643-1912 or www.hope-link.org.

Hospice volunteers: Providence Hospice of Seattle is seeking volunteers to provide practical and emotional support to hospice patients and their families throughout King County. Core training for hospice volunteers is held monthly. After completing core training, volunteers are eligible to attend training for patient care, bereavement and other volunteer positions. Orientation interview and application are required prior to attending core training. Call for details. 206-320-7169.

Jubilee REACH Center: Volunteers needed for before- and after-school programs; Christian care-giving; teaching English, music, art or theater; providing dental care; cooking; landscaping or repair work. Call for details through Sept. 14. 425-746-0506 or mardit@jubileereach.org.

Meals on Wheels: Meal-delivery program has openings for volunteer drivers and co-coordinators at sites throughout King County. Time commitment for drivers averages three hours once a week, with 35-cent reimbursement per mile. Coordinators may work one or two days a week, four to six hours total. 206-448-5767 or www.seniorservices.org.

Medical coverage assistance: Public Health Seattle & King County provides free assistance applying for benefits, including free or low-cost medical coverage for qualifying children. Call for details. English: 206-296-3944; Spanish: 206-296-3948 or 206-296-3943; Vietnamese: 206-296-3949.

Olive Crest Abused and Neglected Children’s Foundation: Auxiliary group assists with foster family activities, fundraising activities and welcome baskets for children entering new homes. 425-462-1612, ext. 1314, or www.olivecrest.org.

Overlake Hospital Medical Center’s Cancer Resource Center: Volunteers needed to greet resource center visitors, assist clients in using the center’s self-serve functions, answer phones and provide clerical support. Training provided. Application, interview and orientation required prior to training. 425-688-5369.

Puget Sound Blood Center: Assist with blood drives and bone marrow registry drives. Must be available in the day or early evening twice a month and have reliable transportation. 425-462-4381, meganp@psbc.org or www.psbc.org/volunteers.

Red Cross Disaster Action Team: American Red Cross is seeking King County volunteers to respond to local disasters. Volunteers must be on-call one week out of six, and will receive free training. 206-726-3566 or www.seattleredcross.org.

Seattle Humane Society: Answer phones and greet visitors. 13212 S.E. Eastgate Way. 425-641-0080 or diane@seattlehumane.org.

Senior Rights Assistance: Educate, assist and advocate for consumers about their rights and options regarding health insurance, health care access and prescription access. 800-562-6900.

Special Transportation Program: Group Health Cooperative needs volunteer drivers to transport frail, elderly members to and from medical appointments in King County. Volunteers use their personal cars, are reimbursed for mileage and determine their own schedules, including when, where and how often they will drive. Volunteers do not need to be Group Health members. 206-326-2800 or resource.l@ghc.org.

Stitches from the Heart: Volunteers are needed to knit, crochet or quilt blankets, sweaters, hats and booties for babies in need. Items go to hospitals across the country. Patterns available. Donations of yarn or money also appreciated. Call for details. 866-472-6903, stitchfromheart@aol.com or www.StitchesFromTheHeart.org.

Visiting Nurse Services of the Northwest: September, volunteer orientations. Volunteers needed October-December to help with set-up and paperwork for annual flu immunization program. Opportunities in King and Snohomish counties. Call for details. 425-738-4937.

Volunteer Chore Services: Volunteers needed in Bellevue to help with chores, shopping or driving once or twice a week for a homebound senior. Flexible schedule and mileage reimbursement. VCS is a program of Catholic Community Services. Call for details. 425-679-0342, 888-649-6850 or AdriaB@ccsww.org.