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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 23
CougsFirst! Trade Show
Meydenbauer Center
Apparel, wine, getaways, mobile car detailing, and professional services are among dozens of products and services that will be showcased at the second annual CougsFirst! trade show. The free event, open to Washington State University alumni and friends, is scheduled for Wednesday, April 23 from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. at Meydenbauer Center in Bellevue, Wash.
Unlike some collegiate networking groups, CougsFirst! is operated as a standalone nonprofit organization. The volunteer initiative is the creation of six alumni who believe the bond Cougars share around academics and athletics should also extend to the business arena.
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
thursdays
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.
fridays, saturdays
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
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 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.
aug 5
Bellevue Botanical Garden Societys Annual Trillium Celebration
Bellevue Botanical Garden
It will occur off site, the location is tentative.
aug 16 - aug 17
Eastside Fuchsia Society Plant Show and Sale
Bellevue Botanical Garden
Featuring a great selection of plants from Eastside gardeners.



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