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Bellevue A&E Calendar | Sept. 27

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An Evening with Alexander McCall Smith: 7 p.m. Sept. 28. Scottish author to discuss and sign his latest book, “The Comforts of a Muddy Saturday.” Free. Theater at Meydenbauer Center, 11100 N.E. Sixth St., Bellevue. 425-462-9600 or

Walk from Obesity: 11:45 a.m. Sept. 28. Registration opens at 10:30 a.m.; one-mile walk starts at 11:45 a.m. Event aims to raise awareness of obesity. Presented by Overlake Hospital Medical Center. $25. Bellevue High School, 10416 Wolverine Way, Bellevue.

“This is YOUR Ballet Bellevue” Photo Contest: Oct. 1, entries due. Open to all photographers, amateur and professional. Entry fee is $25. Winners will be announced at Ballet Bellevue’s performance of “Harvest Moonlight” Oct. 11. Visit Web site for details.

Book signing: 10 a.m. Oct. 4, Garth Stein to discuss and sign “The Art of Racing in the Rain”; 6 p.m. Oct. 16, David Carter to sign “Big Bug Book” and “Yellow Square.” Free. University Book Store Bellevue, 990 102nd Ave. N.E., Bellevue. 425-462-4500.

Bellevue Sculpture Exhibition—“Sculpted Green”: Through Oct. 5. Exhibition explores the idea of sustainability and natural environment through displays featuring 38 sculptures. Locations: Bellevue City Hall, 450 110th Ave. N.E.; Bellevue Downtown Park, 10201 Fourth St. N.E.

Crossroads Farmers Market: Noon-5 p.m. Tuesdays through Oct. 7. Crossroads Bellevue mall, 156th Avenue Northeast and Northeast Eighth Street, Bellevue.

Bellevue Farmers Market: 3-7 p.m. Thursdays through Oct. 9. 1717 Bellevue Way N.E.

ParentMap Education Fair: 6-8:30 p.m. Oct. 13. Parents can come learn about more than 20 independent, private and public schools from the Seattle and Eastside areas. Free. Bellevue Arts Museum, 510 Bellevue Way N.E., Bellevue.

Eastside Mothers and More open house: 7-9 p.m. Oct. 14. Meet club members and enjoy games, prizes and refreshments. East Shore Unitarian Church, 12700 S.E. 32nd St., Bellevue.

Pacific Northwest Homeschool College Fair: 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Oct. 25. Homeschoolers can talk to admission representatives from a variety of college types. Cascadia Community College, 18345 Campus Way N.E., Bothell.

Wild and Wacky Pumpkin Derby: 1:30 p.m. Oct. 26. Bring a decorated pumpkin (not hollowed out) on wheels to roll down the track. All types of wheels allowed. Pumpkin and costume parade will precede derby. Factoria Mall, 4075 Factoria Blvd. S.E., Bellevue. 425-644-8417 or

A Mystical, Magical Halloween with Steffan Soule: 6-8 p.m. Oct. 31. Features a magic show by Steffan Soule at 6 p.m., followed by trick-or-treating throughout the mall. Factoria Mall, 4075 Factoria Blvd. S.E., Bellevue.


Eileen Fisher charity shopping event: 1-5 p.m. Sept. 27. Store will donate 10 percent of proceeds during the sale to nonprofit organization Girls on the Run of Puget Sound. Light refreshments will be served. Eileen Fisher store in Bellevue Square, 575 Bellevue Square. 425-646-6441.

Washington Waterfowlers Association 62nd annual Banquet: 5:30 p.m. Oct. 4. Includes social hour, dinner, live and silent auctions, raffles and door prizes. Proceeds go toward conservation and habitat restoration projects for waterfowl. Registration required. Bellevue Coast Hotel, 625 116th Ave. N.E., Bellevue.

“Give Kids a Hand” Auction and Social: 1-4 p.m. Oct. 11. Includes food, garden supplies, gift baskets, artwork, jewelry and more. Proceeds support the Give Kids a Hand school outreach program of East Lake Washington District of Garden Clubs. Cost: $10 donation. St. Andrews Lutheran Church 2650 148th Ave. S.E., Bellevue. 425-788-5841 or

Hopelink annual Benefit Luncheon: Noon-1:15 p.m. Oct. 20. Features keynote speaker Edward James Olmos. Cost: Free; donations requested at luncheon. Meydenbauer Center, 11100 N.E. Sixth St., Bellevue. 425-897-3705 or


Lewis Creek Discovery Series: 10-11 a.m. various Saturdays. Classes for children 6 and older, led by a naturalist. Topics: Sept. 27, “Stream Ecology,” talk presented by Nature Vision; Oct. 4, “Fantastic Forests”; Oct. 11, “Salmon Cycles” (all about salmon); Oct. 25, “Spooky Skeletons and Skulls”; Nov. 1, “Cool Camouflage”; Nov. 22, “Track Trek”; Nov. 29, “Animal Senses”; Dec. 6, “Wetland Ecology”; Dec. 13, “Wetland Filters”; 10-11 a.m. Friday, Dec. 20, “Signs for Sherlocks.” $5 per class; advance registration required. Lewis Creek Park, 5808 Lakemont Blvd. S.E., Bellevue. 425-452-6885.

Taxes, insurance and homebuying classes: Oct. 1 and 7-8. Classes include: 6:30-8:30 p.m. Oct. 1, “Taxes and Insurance”; 6-8:45 p.m. Oct. 7-8, “Homebuyer’s Education, parts I and II.” Free classes presented by Hopelink. Registration required. Hopelink’s Bellevue center, 14812 Main St. 425-644-7911 or

“The Consequences of Nuclear Use and the Role of Hope—A Personal Testimony”: 7 p.m. Oct. 7. Hiroshima survivor Hideko Tamura Snider to speak. Cost: Free. Building C at Bellevue Community College, 3000 Landerholm Circle S.E., Bellevue. 425-564-6150 or

Ongoing classes:

Children’s crafts: 11 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturdays. Free craft activities for children. Lakeshore Learning Store, 11027 N.E. Fourth St., Bellevue.

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

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 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.


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

• “Rebuilding Education Under Conditions of War”: 7 p.m. Oct. 23. Dr. Zaher Wahab to discuss rebuilding the education system in Afghanistan as part of the King County Reads program.

• Meet the Author—William Dietrich: 7 p.m. Oct. 26. Dietrich to discuss and sign “Rosetta Key.”

• 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.

• Read Three, Get One Free: Teens can read three books, write three reviews, and get a free book.

• 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 Events include:

• 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:

• 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 Events include:

• SAT Prep: 2 p.m. Saturdays, Sept. 27-Oct. 25. Must attend all five sessions. Registration required.

• Study Hall: 3:30 p.m. Sept. 29. Open to students in sixth-12th grade to come study alone or in groups.

• 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.

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

• Read Three, Get One Free: Teens can read three books, write three reviews, and get a free book.

• 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.


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.

American Society of Women Accountants, Bellevue Chapter: 6-8:30 p.m. the third Tuesday of the month. Speaker: Oct. 21, Elizabeth Case presents “Getting Information You Need Out of the Puget Sound Business Journal.” $12-$28; registration required. Coast Bellevue Hotel, 625 116th Ave. N.E., Bellevue. 425-248-3494 or

Bellevue Overlake Rotary Club: Noon-1:30 p.m. Wednesdays. $22 for make-ups. Harbor Club, 777 108th Ave N.E., Suite 2500, Bellevue. 425-454-3497 or

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

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

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

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.

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

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

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

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

Eastside Toastmasters: 6:30 p.m. Thursdays. All are welcome to learn and practice public-speaking skills. Holy Trinity Anglican Church, 17371 N.E. 24th St., Redmond.

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.

German Interest Group of the Eastside Genealogical Society: 1-3 p.m. Oct. 3rd. Speaker: Judy Meredith on “Using Magazines and Periodicals for Genealogy Research.” Crossroads Mall Community Meeting Room, 15600 N.E. Eighth St., Bellevue.

Great Books Discussion Group: 7:30-9 p.m. the first and third Wednesdays of the month. Room 2 at Bellevue Regional Library, 1111 110th Ave. N.E. 425-746-4448 or

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

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, or

Italian Interest Group of Eastside Genealogical Society: 10 a.m.-noon Oct. 18. All are welcome. Lake Hills Library, 15228 Lake Hills Blvd., Bellevue.

Kiwanis Club of Bellevue: Noon Thursdays. Topic: Oct. 2, a “behind the scenes” look at the elections office. Crab Pot Restaurant, 2 Lake Bellevue Drive, Bellevue. 425-453-9948.

Lake Heights YMCA Older Active Adult Program: 9:30 a.m.-2 p.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays. Open to ages 55 and older to participate in community service projects, intergenerational activities, crafts and fellowship. Sack lunches available from senior center for $3 donation. 12635 S.E. 56th St. 425-644-8417.

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.

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

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. or

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

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: 6 p.m. the second Wednesday of the month at 16701 N.E. 79th St., Redmond. Also: Noon the forth Wednesday of the month at Bellevue Regional Library, 1111 110th Ave. N.E., Bellevue. 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.

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.


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


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 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 Veterans can find information about upcoming reunions across the country through Military Locator and Reunion Service. Call 828-256-6008 or visit


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

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.

Breast cancer patient support: 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, or

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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.


City of Bellevue Volunteer Opportunities

Volunteers needed to help with various city events and programs, including:

• Stewardship Saturdays: Oct. 18. Groups are invited to plant trees and shrubs, restore trails and remove invasive plants at Bellevue city parks. Sign up in advance. Children younger than 12 must be accompanied by an adult. 425-452-4195.

• 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.

• Specialized Recreation: Help adults and youth with developmental disabilities participate in recreation classes at Highland Community Center. 425-452-6105.

• Volunteer Nature Center Host/Hostess: Reliable, friendly, nature-loving volunteers needed to staff the visitor’s center at Lewis Creek Park, 5808 Lakemont Blvd. Duties include greeting visitors, leading tours and light administrative duties. Flexible hours. 425-452-4195 or

• Youth volunteers needed for Teen Closet: Volunteers needed for clothing bank operated by Bellevue Youth Link, in partnership with Plato’s Closet and the World Impact Network. Volunteers classify and set out donations, and assist clients. 425-452-5254 or

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), or

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. or

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

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, or

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

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

Friend to Friend: Volunteers needed to visit adults in nursing homes, assisted living and retirement homes throughout King and Snohomish counties. Volunteers commit to visit about twice a month for one year. 206-246-5150.

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

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.

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

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

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, or

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

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

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

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, or

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

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