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upcoming events
thru oct 25
Bellevue Botanical Garden Tours
Bellevue Botanical Garden
Docent-led tours for the garden will be available every Sat. & Sun., 2 pm. Meet at Bellevue Botanical Garden Visitor Center.
apr 26
Leap for Green Family Sustainability Fair
Mercer Island Community & Event Center
Lean. Act. Impact! That's the focus for the annual Leap for Green Earth Day Fair. Join us for this fun-filled day of children's activities, entertainment, food and information as local vendors and entertainers share how kids and adults can Learn, Act, and Impact sustainability in the community.

Learn about:

- Urban farming: goats and chickens
- Electric Vehicle test drives and 2-year lease raffle
- Residential solar power installation campaign

Check out:
- Music, food stalls, and art projects
- Super Cool Science Show presented by the Pacific Science Center, 12:30pm.
- Mercer Island's own, musician Nancy Stewart, 2:30pm.

And pick up free Mercer Island reusable shopping bags!

Leap for Green is presented by Island Vision and the City of Mercer Island.
apr 26
MIPA's Circus
Mercer Island High School, Commons
Calling all Toddlers, Preschoolers and Kindergartners! The Circus is on its way!

Pony rides, Dizzy's Tumble Bus, bouncy houses, face painting, cupcake walks, carnival games, and more! This event is a homespun circus on a grand scale. You won't want to miss it!

Afterwards, stop by the Leap for Green family sustainable living fair at the Mercer Island Community Center from noon to 4 p.m.
apr 27
Yom Hashoah: Holocaust Remembrance Day Memorial Service
Stroum Jewish Community Center
Holocaust memorial service at the Holocaust Memorial, Stroum Jewish Community Center, Mercer Island
apr 30
Bill Watrous in Concert with BHS and MIHS Jazz Bands
Eastside Foursquare Church
Legendary Trombonist Bill Watrous, known in jazz circles as one of the finest bop-oriented trombonists of the past 30 years, is coming to the Puget Sound region this spring to share his creative insights with a new generation of jazz musicians, culminating in a public concert on Wednesday, April 30 at the Eastside Foursquare Church. Watrous, who is recognized in jazz circles as a master technician, will visit Bothell and Mercer Island high schools to teach and mentor jazz band students, followed by a concert where he will perform with the up and coming musicians, including charts from a new album to be released this spring. Waltrous, who began playing jazz as a teenager himself, has been a professional performer and recording artist since the 1960’s, playing with the likes of Quincy Jones, Maynard Ferguson and Woody Herman. Esteemed by fellow trombonists for his technical acumen and mellifluous sound, he has released six albums to critical acclaim. He played in the band for the Merv Griffin show, in the jazz-rock group Ten Wheel Drive and led his own big band, the Manhattan Wildlife Refuge. To casual fans of jazz, he is perhaps best known for his rendition Sammy Nestico’s arrangement of the Johnny Mandel ballad, “A Time for Love,” which he recorded on a 1993 album of the same name. All proceeds benefit the jazz band programs at Bothell High School and Mercer Island High School.
may 1
First Picks Garden Party
Sno-Valley Senior Center
Enjoy appetizers, wine, silent auction, and live music plus first choice of all plant sale items! Tickets are $25. Purchase tickets by April 26 at www.SnoValleySenior.org Party at the Sno-Valley Senior Center, 4610 Stephens Ave, Carnation, WA.
may 2 - may 3
Sno-Valley Plant Sale
Sno-Valley Senior Center
“Spring into Gardening” with a trip to the Sno-Valley Plant and Garden Sale on Friday, May 2nd and Saturday, May 3rd from 9-3 at the Sno-Valley Senior Center, 4610 Stephens Ave in Carnation (just behind city hall). This is the largest plant sale on the Eastside and features annuals, perennials, shrubs, vegetables, herbs, garden art, café, and bake sale. Rain or shine, shoppers will browse in the comfort of enclosed tents and rooms indoors. All proceeds benefit the Sno-Valley Senior Center. For more information, go to www.snovalleysenior.org or call 425-333-4152.
may 3
Eastside Fuchsia Society Spring Fuchsia Sale
Wilburton Instructional Service Center
Featuring a great selection of plants from Eastside Fuchsia Society. For more information, call 425-452-2750.
may 5
Practical and Creative Landscape Design w/UW Botanic Gardens
UW Botanic Gardens, Center for Urban Horticulture
Kim Rooney, award-winning landscape architect, teaches this fun, interactive studio class – perfect for the do-it-yourself gardener. Whether you are looking to create a beautiful garden, or need to improve curb appeal with new front walk, create a cozy outdoor patio, or add a water feature to your outdoor this class will help you design your own landscape! Bring in a real home garden project. With Kim’s guidance and instruction you will create garden “rooms” that you can build and enjoy. There will be pin up sessions and class reviews of your project. You will be asked to present your project drawings to your classmates for the final pin up. The end result will be your own plan to plant this spring! Please bring pictures of your project site to the first class.

Cost: $180; $200 after April 28
may 10 - may 11
Kirkland Artist Studio Tour (KAST)
Kirkland Arts Center Gallery
Join us for our 11th Annual Kirkland Artist Studio Tour (KAST) on May 10-11, 2014 from 10am to 6pm. Explore scenic Kirkland neighborhoods along the beautiful shores of Lake Washington on this free, self-guided tour of artist home studios and galleries. Free to public. For more information, please visit: www.kirklandartiststudiotour.com
may 11
Mothers Day Wine Country Brunch at Columbia Winery
Columbia Winery
Let Mom know you were listening all those times she said breakfast was the most important meal of the day by taking her to brunch at Columbia Winery. Join us at our Woodinville tasting room on Sunday, May 11, 2014, for an exquisite Mother's Day meal, live music, Columbia Winery wines and sparkling cocktails. Columbia Winery will feature a delightful "Wine Country Brunch" designed by Executive Chef Michael C. Toni with delicious options for everyone in the family. Choose from two seating options: 10 a.m. or 1 p.m. Tickets; $45 adults; $25 children 12-5 and 4 and under free +9.5% tax and 20% gratuity per ticket On sale now at: http://columbiawinerybrunch.bpt.me/
may 11
Mother's Day Social
Bellevue Botanical Garden
Mother's Day Social at the Bellevue Botanical Garden will be an open house featuring light refreshments, music and beautiful scenery.
may 17 - may 18
Rhododendron Show and Sale
Wilburton Instructional Service Center
Show and sale of beautiful Northwest rhododendrons. Proceeds benefit the Cascade Chapter of the American Rhododendron Society.
may 18
The Washington Wind Symphony presents: Scenes
Kirkland Performance Center
Imagine you’re entering a musical museum of classic and modern masterpieces. You stroll from room to room, savoring the many harmonic shades that caress your ears. Sound inviting? Then join us for this tuneful gallery as the Washington Wind Symphony presents our final concert of the season, “Scenes,” Sunday, May 18 at 3:00 p.m. at the Kirkland Performance Center.

For this concert, maestro Dr. Ed Powell serves as your interpretive guide through the following exhibits:

➢ “Rocky Point Holiday”—This colorful overture is as fun to play as it is to listen to. Composer Ron Nelson’s masterful brush strokes paint an actively aural scene, giving each section a chance to frolic across the staff, playfully driving toward the percussive and brassy climax.
"An American Elegy" - Frank Ticheli was commissioned to compose this touching tribute in memory of those who lost their lives at Columbine High School on April 20, 1999, and to honor the survivors. In Ticheli’s words, “I hope the work can also serve as one reminder of how fragile and precious life is.”
"Scenes from the Louvre" - Gathered from an original, Emmy-winning television documentary score written in 1964, musical artist Norman Dello Joio crafted this five-movement suite for band the following year. Simply close your eyes and take a virtual art tour, compliments of Dello Joio’s sonic masterpieces.
"Hoe Down" from "Rodeo" - In this beefy ballet by one of our most well-known American composers, Aaron Copland, fiddles with a variety of lively western dance motifs that do-si-do in and out of three popular folk songs. Led on by our nimble and energetic woodwinds, the brass and percussion sections round out this familiar knee-slapper.
"Give Us This Day" - A symphonic melding of both Christian and Buddhist influences, American composer David Maslanka gained inspiration for this piece from a Vietnamese Buddhist monk and his reflections on the possibilities of a future founded on peace.
"The March from 1942 - Said to be Steven Spielberg’s favorite movie score by his favorite collaborator, composer John Williams, this memorable toe-tapper will leave you with goosebumps of patriotism.

We hope you’ll attend this cultural extravaganza, and the last concert of the 2013-14 season. Meet us at 3:00 p.m. on Sunday, May 18 at Kirkland Performance Center for an artsy experience you won’t soon forget!
may 24
Gender Personal: Opening Reception
Kirkland Arts Center Gallery
Gender Personal is the work of Seattle artist Jacqui Beck, whose paintings have been exhibited in dozens of shows, and who was awarded first place in the 2013 “Women Painters of Washington, Finale!” exhibit.

This project was inspired by Jacqui’s transgender son. “When Finnbar came out three years ago, my feelings were confusing and messy. I used my art and writing to explore this overwhelming situation,” writes Beck. She also interviewed eight gender-variant individuals. Inspired by their bold self-examination, she embarked on an inward journey producing the paintings and poems that, along with photos and interview excerpts, form the basis of this exhibit.

In addition to the ongoing exhibit, Kirkland Arts Center will host a presentation on June 7th where Beck will talk about her project, accompanied by slides and audio recordings. Special guests will participate in a discussion of gender variance, followed by Q&A and refreshments. This is a free event you won’t want to miss!

For more information, stories and images from the Gender Personal project, please visit www.genderpersonal.org
jun 7
Gender Personal: Artist Presentation
Kirkland Arts Center Gallery
GENDER PERSONAL: Exploring Gender Variance Through Art

Gender Personal is the work of Seattle artist Jacqui Beck, whose paintings have been exhibited in dozens of shows, and who was awarded first place in the 2013 “Women Painters of Washington, Finale!” exhibit.

This project was inspired by Jacqui’s transgender son. “When Finnbar came out three years ago, my feelings were confusing and messy. I used my art and writing to explore this overwhelming situation,” writes Beck. She also interviewed eight gender-variant individuals. Inspired by their bold self-examination, she embarked on an inward journey producing the paintings and poems that, along with photos and interview excerpts, form the basis of this exhibit.

In addition to the ongoing exhibit, Kirkland Arts Center will host a presentation on June 7th where Beck will talk about her project, accompanied by slides and audio recordings. Special guests will participate in a discussion of gender variance, followed by Q&A and refreshments. This is a free event you won’t want to miss!
jun 10
Practical and Creative Landscape Design w/UW Botanic Gardens
UW Botanic Gardens, Center for Urban Horticulture
Tuesday/Thursday Option
6 part class: Meets every Tuesday/Thursday: June 10-26, from 6-7:30pm

Kim Rooney, award-winning landscape architect, teaches this fun, interactive studio class – perfect for the do-it-yourself gardener. Whether you are looking to create a beautiful garden, or need to improve curb appeal with new front walk, create a cozy outdoor patio, or add a water feature to your outdoor this class will help you design your own landscape! Bring in a real home garden project. With Kim’s guidance and instruction you will create garden “rooms” that you can build and enjoy. There will be pin up sessions and class reviews of your project. You will be asked to present your project drawings to your classmates for the final pin up. The end result will be your own plan to plant this spring! Please bring pictures of your project site to the first class.

Cost: $180; $200 after June 3rd
jun 14
Bellevue Botanical Gardens Visitor/Education Center and Trillium Garden Store
Bellevue Botanical Garden
Save the Date! Grand Opening - Bellevue Botanical Garden's Visitor/Education Center and Trillium Garden Store
jun 21
NW Perennial Alliance Plant Study Weekend
Bellevue Botanical Garden
The NW Perennial Alliance Plant Study Weekend at the Bellevue Botanical Garden.
jul 25 - jul 27
Zany Worm Booth at the Bellevue Arts Fair
Bellevue Arts Museum
The booth will be set up in the Bellevue Art Museum as a part of the art fair.



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