Calendar announcement deadline is 12 noon Thursday.
Board of Commissioners of King County Public Hospital District No. 2, Dec. 17, 7:30pm, Evergreen Medical Center: 899-2602.
Daughters of the American Revolution, West Coast Bellevue Hotel, Dec. 11, 10:30am: 885-0165.
Woodinville Lions Club, Friday Pinochle, Dec. 13, 1pm, 19008 168th NE: 483-2693.
Sammamish Valley Grange, Dec. 18, 7:30pm, 140th at Hollywood: 483-2693.
Friends of Cottage Lake, Woodinville Library, 7pm, Dec.16.
Woodinville Fire & Life Safety Commissioners, Dec. 16, 6pm, 19900 144th NE: 483-2131.
Woodinville Water District, Dec. 17, 7pm, 17238 Wood-Duvall Rd.: 483-9104, ext. 305.
Joint meeting, Dec. 11, 6 pm, Hospital Commissioners: Districts 2 (Evergreen) and 4 (Snoqualmie Valley). District 2 study session, Dec. 12, 6pm, Evergreen Hospital: 899-2602.
Rotary Club of Redmond Rousers, Emerald Heights, 7-8:30am, Dec. 11: 556-8167.
Woodinville City Council, Mondays, 7pm, Sorenson: 489-2700.
Carousel Program, Kid & Teen Gathering, Dec. 14, 1st Presbyterian Church in Everett, kids 10am-noon, teens noon-2pm: 261-4800.
"A Seattle Christmas Festival '96," Dec. 13-15, 7:30pm, $5, Calvary Temple Seattle: 525-7473.
Vashon Island Potters' Studio Tour & Winter Holiday Sale, Dec. 14-15, 10am-5pm: 206-463-4041 for tour map.
Creative Kids Co-op, help for supervising preschool Tues.-Fri., 9:30am-11:45 am: 402-0588.
Hospice Volunteers needed, Visiting Nurses Services, 1997 training: 548-2402.
Homecare volunteers, help elderly remain living safe and healthy: 1-800-449-2221.
Northwest Kidney Centers, telephone answering, stocking shelves, providing administrative support: 206-292-5351.
The Sharehouse, gain experience in grant writing, fund development, newsletter production, network administration, and warehousing: 527-5956.
Children's Foundation, seeking volunteers for Christmas Committee, toys needed: (206) 746-1551.
Bellevue Chamber Chorus, volunteers to assist in tasks to be done: 881-0445.
The Salvation Army is now accepting applications for Christmas Assistance: (206) 281-4610 or (206) 828-7559.
American Heart Association, needs holiday volunteers, "Santa With a Heart," thru Dec. 23: 632-6881 or 1-800-562-6718.
Cancer Lifeline, 24-hour hotline: 654-4141.
USO needs volunteers, military help (Army, Navy, Marines, etc.): 246-1908 or 589-8772.
American Cancer Society, Relay for Life, thru June: 1-800-729-5588.
American Cancer Society's 1997 Daffodil Days fundraiser: (206) 869-5588, ext. 129.
The Evergreen Babysitters Club, Evergreen Hospital, Dec. 14, 9am-3pm, $30: 899-3000.
Alateen, support groups: 625-0000.
Counseling groups for ages 6-16 who are or have experienced family divorce or separation, by Divorce Lifeline: 624-2959.
Youth Suicide Prevention Line: 1-800-422-2552.
For Dads Only, Evergreen Hospital, Dec. 11, 7-9pm, $15: 899-3000.
Cesarean Birth, Evergreen Hospital, Dec. 12, 7-9pm, $15: 899-3000.
Academic Year in America, if interested in becoming host family for a teen from Brazil, Germany, or Argentina (each child has own medical insurance and spending money), contact: 1-800-458-7100.
"Mom & Me," 10am-noon, North Seattle Family Center, free, Dec. 11: 364-7930.
"Mommy and Me," for toddlers 24-36 mo. and parents, Mon. 9-11 am: 827-6940.
Childbirth Education Association of Seattle: 789-0883.
Career and Life Planning, BCC: 641-2279. br>
Public Speaking with Confidence, BCC, $20: 641-2279.
Women's University Re-Entry Program: 685-1090.
Bellevue Community College, Courses: 641-2279.
Prenatal Classes: 789-0883.
"Moms & Moppets," Tues., 9-11:30am: 488-2500.
Al-Anon for Women, 12-1:30 pm: 640-1309.
Lutheran Social Services: 672-6009.
Drop-in Displaced Homemakers group, Tuesdays, 11:30-1 pm: 672-6309.
Men's Growth Support Group, Mondays, 7-9pm: 609-5161.
Church, Religious Events
Bible Study, Tues., 9:30-11:30am; home study, Wed., 7:30-9pm: 316-8287.
Classes, Seminars, Workshops
Debt Elimination for Homeowners and Buyers, Dec. 17, 7-8:15pm: 363-2010.
Basic Life Support, Level C for Healthcare Providers, Everett Community College, $25, Dec. 19, 5-9pm, Index Hall, room 152: 388-9461.
"Strats, Studios & The Seattle Sound," Dec. 12, 8:30am, Pacific Science Center, RSVP by Dec. 6: 443-2879.
ESWA, Critique Group Sessions, Dec. 10, 7pm, Kirkland Congregational Church: 445-6016.
An American Scrapbook, through Dec. 31, Pogacha Restaurant in Bellevue: 455-5670.
Movement Awareness, Cancer Lifeline monthly workshop: 654-4141.
Business & Professional
South Snohomish County Business & Professional Women, Dec. 12, 5:30-8pm, Landmark Inn in Lynnwood, $14 members; $16 non-members: 743-0779.
Women's Financial Resource Network, "Year-End Tax Planning Strategies for Women Business Owners & Professionals," Dec. 13, 2pm, Small Business Enterprise Center, $15: 233-0171.
Your Business on the Internet, Weds., 6:30-8pm: 467-6999.
Northern Network, Fri., 7am: 486-2265.
Diamonds in the Rough Toastmasters Club, Thurs. 7-8pm: 486-8011.
Bothell-Woodinville Leads Club now forming: 485-6367.
Monroe-Snohomish Women's Leads Club, Wed., 7:15am: 568-1537.
LeTip, Sno-King Chapter, Wed., 7:06am: 488-1492.
Kirkland Group of Leads Club, Wed., 7:15am: 918-2695.
Leads Clubs: Kirkland (Co-Ed Division) Wed. at 7:15am: 861-7028; Monroe-Snohomish (Women's Division) Wed., 7:15am: 568-9808.
Kirkland (Women's) Chapter Leads Club now forming, Thurs. 7:15am: 688-3656.
Information session at S.U.'s Albers School of Business & Economics, every Wed., 4:30-5:30pm: 296-6114.
Bothell Chapter of LeTip Int'l, meets Thursdays, 7:16 to 8:31am: 486-4688.
Business Network Int'l Big Money Group meeting, Mondays, 12:30pm: 527-3213.
LeTip International, Woodinville Chapter, every Fri., 7:16-8:31am, call for free breakfast card: 821-3650 or 885-1595.
Wdvl. Co-Ed Leads Club: 775-8107.
"Custom Training for Business Skills," Northshore Ctr.: 485-8668.
Professional Women's Networking Group, Tues., 11:15am-12:30pm: 487-3001.
Forty Plus of Puget Sound, job search training and support, Tues., 7pm & Wed., 2pm, Bellevue: 450-0040.
Christian Businessmen's Committee, Fri., 6:30am: 481-5621 or 485-6211.
Enterprise Awards seeks entries from the Northwest's best-managed companies: 386-8691.
Cooking & Crafts
Holiday Craft Fair, Dec. 13; 3-8pm, 14; 9am-4pm, University Unitarian Church: 525-8400.
Women in the Arts Craft Fair, Dec. 2-24, 9am-5pm daily, UW Campus: 685-1090.
Ongoing Knitting and Spinning classes, 7pm: 206-806-8129.
Woodinville Country Garden Club, members homes, Dec. 11: 788-3608 or 487-0064.
Herbfarm classes: 784-2222.
WSU master gardeners at the Arboretum's Graham Visitors' Ctr., Sundays, noon-4pm: 325-4510.
Sundays at One, Washington Park Arboretum. Free tours: 543-6450.
Sports, Recreation, Outdoors
Snohomish County Snapple Shootout Basketball, tournaments Dec. 14-15, Stanwood High School, $165 per team: (360) 794-0655.
AAU Washington Girls Basketball Winter League, Jan. 4-Mar. 8, Grades 5-8: 670-8877.
International Snow Leopard Trust: 632-2421.
Top of the Order, interactive baseball card game: 1-800-932-3771.
Puget Sound In-Line Hockey League: 821-7133, ext. 4031.
Delta's Pupil's Choice Essay Competition, prizes awarded, theme "A Star to Steer By," essays due by March 1, 1997: 404-266-7578.
1997 Pacific Northwest Arts Fair, Bellevue Art Museum, July 25-27, 1997, entries due by Feb. 28: 454-4102.
Pacific Science Center new December exhibits: "Strats, Studios, and the Seattle Sound," "Recycling Lost & Found," "Mostly Music." Call 443-2879 for running dates and times.
Pacific Science Center December special events: "Bing! Bang! Boom!," "Do-It-Yourself Kids," "Stories & Such," and "Science Wonderland." Call 443-2879 for running dates and times.
Pooches in the Park, Sundays, noon-1pm, Seattle area parks: 787-2500, ext. 804.
Cougar Mtn. Zoological Park, Wed.-Sun., 10am-5pm: 391-5508.
Arts & Exhibits
Celebration Especially For the Children: "Once Upon A Time," Dec. 14-Feb. 9, Bellevue Art Museum: 454-3322, ext. 112.
Tibetan Portrait: The Power of Compassion, showing through Mar. 16, Museum of History & Industry: 324-1126.
Jacob Lawrence Gallery, through Dec. 20, "Shouts From the Wall," Univ. of Wash., Art Bldg., 12-4pm, Tues.-Sat., free: 685-1805.
The Arts of Reform and Persuasion, Seattle Art Museum, through Jan. 12, Tue.-Sun. 10am-5pm: 206-654-3180.
Entertainment & Auditions
Golden Anniversary "It's A Wonderful Life," Karolyn Grimes, Dec. 14, Admiral Theater, 6pm, $10 adults; $5 children and seniors: 667-5896.
Winter Wonderland, Dec. 21, Jan. 18, Feb. 1, 11am, Redmond Senior Center, free: 556-2316.
A Book-It Christmas, through Dec. 15, Thurs. -Sat. 8pm, Sun. 2pm & 5pm: 216-0833 for tickets and information.
"A Round Game," through Dec. 21, 8pm, 7:30pm, Thurs. $7, Fri.-Sun. $10: 301-9945.
"Tony N' Tina's Wedding," through Dec. 31, Wed.-Sat. 7pm, Sat. matinees 1pm: 292-ARTS.
Tom Dudzick's "Greetings!", through Dec. 21, at Firdale Shopping Center, Thurs.-Sat. at 8pm, Sun. 7:30pm: 542-PLAY.
Sparrowgrass Poetry Forum, $1,000 prize for "Distinguished Poet Awards," deadline Jan. 31, 1997, send to: Sparrowgrass Poetry Forum, Dept. N, 609 Main St., P.O. Box 193, Sisterville, WV 26175-0193.
$1000 prize in free poetry contest, deadline Dec. 31, send to: 134 W. 32nd St., Suite 264, NY, NY 1000
King County Performance Network, proposals for more dance opportunity, applicants need be sent by Jan. 1: 296-7580.
Live Big Band Dances, Seattle Center House, Sat. nights, lessons 7-8pm, dance 8-11pm: 684-7200.
Learn to square dance with Samena Squares, Juanita Community Club, 1st lesson w/lasagna dinner is free: 821-4466 or 885-2021.
Tango lessons, every Friday, 9am-1pm, $5, Velocity Dance Studio: 525-5928, 632-6570.
Tango lessons, every Sunday, 7:30-11pm, $5, Greenwood Masonic Hall: 784-3010.
UW seeks anyone 50 to 79 to measure levels of fat, paid $25: 287-2777.
Free women's health exams with mammogram and Pap tests, YWCA: 461-4868.
Evergreen Health: Breastfeeding Basics, Quilts of Comfort, Infant and Child CPR classes,: 899-3000.
Free food, in-home help and rides to medical appts. for people with AIDS: 328-8979.
Free women's health exams, mammogram, Pap tests, YWCA: 461-4868.
Kid Safety Plus and Infant and Child CPR classes, Evergreen Hosp.: 899-3000.
"When Hearing Aids Are Not Enough," free brochure: 800-458-4999.
Evergreen Hospital & Medical Ctr. and Community Health Care: 899-3000.
UW seeking people ages 18-70 diagnosed w/diabetes in last year to participate in diabetes research: Sarah, 543-4543.
Free exams for prostate cancer, UW Urology Clinic, 12:30-3:30 pm every Thurs.: 548-8705.
UW seeks men and women aged 20-45 with severe gum disease: 685-8132.
UW seeks women aged 20-50 feeling sad or fatigued, receive $25: 543-4090.
UW Research Ctr. needs patients with Alzheimer's: 764-2069.
MS information packet: 461-6914.
Special Care: The Art of Caring for Individuals with Alzheimer's Disease: 338-3000.
Edmond CC neighborhood clinic, Tuesdays from 6-10pm: 258-9283.
Meditation and healing classes: 258-1449.
Volunteers needed, women between 60 and 85 yrs. on estrogen replacement therapy, paid $100: 543-2845.
Multiple Sclerosis Assn.: 461-6914.
TOPS (Take Off Pounds Sensibly), Thurs. mornings (483-2454); Tues. evenings (483-4548 or 487-8123).
Confidential consultations, Tuesdays, 8-11am, Women's Center: 672-6309.
Hydrotherapy class, Thursdays, 10:30-11:30 am: 461-6914.
Eastside AIDS support group Tues., 3-4:30 pm: Ann Hay, 454-8055, Karen Kent, 827-9100.
Cancer Patients support group, Tues., 3-4:30 pm: 462-5261.
Post-menopausal women needed for calcium study: 685-1855.
Female volunteers needed for bone density study: 685-1855.
Multiple Sclerosis Association, needs people to assist w/services, 2 hrs. per week: 461-6914.
Association for Children for Enforcement of Support, Wednesdays, Luther Memorial Church, 7-9pm: 1-800-537-7072 or 206-747-5990, ext. 3016.
Eating Disorders Northwest, Mondays, 7-8:30pm, University Presbyterian Church, University District: 206-685-5334.
Chronic Pain Group, Pacific Medical Clinics, Lynnwood, 5:30-7pm, thru Nov. 21: 206-744-7153.
Parents, Families, and Friends of Lesbian and Gays, "Living in a World Where There is AIDS," 7pm, Nov. 21, First Methodist Church, Bellevue: 325-7724.
Chronic Pain Group, Pacific Medical Clinics, Lynnwood, 5:30-7pm, through Nov. 21: 206-744-7153.
Eating Disorders NW, Mondays, 7-8:30pm, University Presbyterian Church,685-5334.
DivorceCare, Saturdays, 7-8:30pm: 486-7777.
Overeaters Anonymous, Sat. in Wdvl.--John, 821-3638; Sun. in Bothell/Kirkland--Julie, 488-8547; Mon. in Bothell--Betsy, 483-5045; Info Line: 718-HALT.
Chronic Pain Anonymous Support, Thurs., 7-9pm: 235-1877.
Overeaters Anonymous: Bothell Adult Day Center, Mondays, 7-8:30pm; Saturdays, 8:30-10am: 488-8547.
Overeaters Anonymous, Saturday mornings, 8:30-9:30am: 488-8547.
Overlake Hospital Support Groups: 688-5000.
Solo Parent Peer Support, every other Thurs., 6:30-8:30pm: 364-7930.
Ongoing support group, Tues., Pathways for Women: 774-9843.
Teen Women Survivors support group. For teenage victims of sexual abuse: 485-6541.
Hot Flashes, Mondays, 7-8:30 pm. Menopause support group: 632-4747.
Nearest Al-Anon meetings: 625-0000.
Chronic Pain Anonymous Support Group, Thursdays, 7-9pm: 235-1877.
Widowed Information & Consultation Services, drop-in, Mon. from 7:30pm, Family Services office: 246-6142.
Support for women who have been emotionally or physically abused by their partners, Tues., 6:30-8:30pm: 640-1039.
Singles Support Group: 788-3569.
Diabetic Support Group, Shoreline Senior Center: 727-6213.
Edmonds CC Support Groups: 640-1309.
Evening Support Group for victims of anxiety disorder forming in Sept: 481-2533.
Coda meetings, Monday nights 7:30-9pm: 486-5883.
Adult survivors of childhood abuse workshop, 4 days monthly through Nov., 632-9073.
Adult Children from Dysfunctional Families: 324-7723.
Adult Children of Sexual Trauma Anonymous: 823-2777.
Adult Survivors of Sexual Abuse: 546-2411.
Alcoholics Anonymous: 454-1505 or 587-2838.
Alzheimer's Family: 821-9500.
Caregivers: 488-4821; 821-9500.
Chronic Lung Disease: 899-3000.
Cocaine Anonymous: 722-6117.
Coda-Codependency Anonymous: 487-2441.
Evergreen Stroke Assoc.: 487-2441.
Family Caregivers: 821-9500.
Grief & Loss: 326-4265.
Grief Recovery: 485-9710.
Hearing Loss: 486-2564.
HIV positive support group for women: 640-1309.
Narcotics Anonymous: 329-1618.
Older Adult Peer Support Group: 827-9100.
Overeaters Anonymous: 788-5890.
Partners of Incest Survivors: 821-4986.
Renewal--Positive Attitudes, Evergreen Hospice, 899-2264.
Self discovery through journal writing: 640-1309.
Sharing and Caring: 486-4564.
Vietnam Veterans: 392-0262.
Vision Loss: 486-4564.
Women of Domestic Violence: 885-1480.