Northwest NEWS

March 11, 2002

Events

Community Calendar

CALENDAR ANNOUNCEMENT DEADLINE IS 12 NOON THURSDAY.
   MEETINGS
   Basic Wills and Estate Planning, March 19, 1-3pm, United Way of Snohomish County: 425-921-3413.
   Cascade Chapter, Daughters of the American Revolution, March 13, West Coast Bellevue Hotel: 454-1643.
   Seattle Northshore Christian Women's Club Meeting, March 13, 9:45-11:30am, Inglewood Country Garden Club: 889-2040.
   Kiwanis Club of Woodinville, Thursdays, 11:30am-12:30pm, Woodinville Round Table Pizza: 483-0360.
   Northshore Kiwanis, Wednesdays, 7-8am, Alexa's Restaurant on Main St., Bothell: 486-4966.
   Diamonds in the Rough Toastmasters, Thursdays, 7pm, Seattle Times Production Facility: 360-668-3136.
   CLASSES, SEMINARS, & WORKSHOPS
   Washington Mutual Financial Statement Series, March 21, 6:30-9pm Community Capital Development: 206-325-9458.
   GARDEN
   Annual Spring Rootstock and Scion Wood Sale, March 16, 10am-3pm, Parkland Community Church: www.WCFS.org.
   BAZAARS/CRAFT SHOWS
   Robinswood Country Cottage Spring Gift Show, March 14-16, 10am-7pm, Bellevue: 392-2922.
   Spring Craft Show at Vasa Park Resort, March 14, 15, 16, 10am, Lake Sammamish Parkway SE, Bellevue.
   SPECIAL EVENTS
   Stories and Such, April 9, 23, 11am-1pm, Pacific Science Center: 206-443-2001.
   Greater Eastside Stamp Society, March 16, 17, Issaquah Holiday Inn: 644-1706.
   Rock Gem and Mineral Show, March 16, 17, Lake City Community Center: 425-483-2295.
   CHILDREN
   Moms and Moppets, 1st and third Tuesdays, 9:30-noon, Eastside Foursquare Church: 425-483-8452.
   CHURCH
   Celebration Gospel Choir, March 24, 4pm, Nordic Heritage Museum: 206-827-8947.
   CONCERTS
   Lumiere String Quartet, March 17, 3pm, 1934 10th Ave. NE, Bellevue: 206-622-6882.
   Ahn Trio, Ahn Unplugged, March 19, 8pm, Meany Hall: 206-292-ARTS.
   Mostly Mozart, Everett Symphony Chamber Orchestra, March 22, 8pm, Historic Everett Theatre: 257-8382.
   Roberto Minczuk leads Seattle Symhony, March 17, 8pm, Benaroya Hall: 206-215-4700.
   Andras Schiff, March 13, 8pm, Meany Hall: 206-292-ARTS.
   GALLERIES
   Storytellers, March 14, 6-9pm, Lakeshore Gallery: 827-0606.
   Northwest Artist Alfredo Arreguin with 30 year Retrospective, March 21, 4-6pm, Bellevue Art Museum: 519-0770.
   YOUTH
   Family Services offers Children Grieve Too, for ages 5-18 who have lost a close relative through death: 425-226-1253.
   Phone Friend, support for teens, 3-6pm, Monday-Friday: 1-800-543-8255 (1-800-KID-TALK).
   Al-Anon-Anger Management exploratory-Info meeting, Thursday nights 7pm, Edgewood Apartments Community Room: 425-482-6998.
   SUPPORT
   Al-Anon, Families and Friends of problem drinkers, 206-625-0000.
   Gay Men's Task Force, Feb. 5, 7pm, Snohomish Health District: 425-339-5238.
   Baby Boomer Alert, Dormant childhood virus can reawaken, Shingles is a disease caused by the varicella-zoster virus, the same virus responsible for chickenpox, Over the next 5 years this disease may afflict more than 22,000 people age 60 and over in the Seattle area, it produces a painful rash consisting of clusters of fluid filled blisters. For more information call 1-877-841-6251.
   The University of Washington divisions of Vascular Surgery and Cardiology are looking for people to test the benefits of an investigational cholesterol-lowering drug on cholesterol buildup in the neck arteries. For more information call 206-616-8369.
   The University of Washington School of Nursing is seeking individuals with a diagnosis of Alzheimer's disease (AD) and their family caregivers for participation in a study on common sleep problems in AD. For more information, contact study coordinator Amy Morre: 206-685-9169.
   The Mid-life Women's Health Study has created a web site: www.son.washington.edu/departments/fcn/smwhs.
   Cancer Support Group, First Tuesday every month, 6:30pm, Valley General Hospital's Library: 360-794-1411.
   Alzheimer's Association helps you care for someone with Alzheimer's, 206-363-5500 or 1-800-848-7097.
   AUDITIONS
   Sammamish Symphony Orchestra, Eastlake Performing Arts Center: 425-868-9023.
   Northwest BoyChoir auditions for new Members, Feb. 2, call 206-524-3234.
   VOLUNTEERS
   Multiple Slerosis Association of King County, needs volunteers to help assist people with MS in maintaining theier independence, call 206-633-2606.
   Volunteer vhore Service is need of volunteers to serve low income seniors and adults with disabilities call 425-562-6850 or toll free 1-888-649-6850.
   resource Center Librarian, non proft, librarian experience preferred: 525-828-1431
   volunteers needed for AARP Washington Executive Council, all: 1-800-922-8716.
   local girls scouts need caring adults of all ages, call girls couts at 1-800-767-6845.
   Neighborly Volunteers Sought, Call Volunteer Chore Services: 206-324-5247.
   Nordic Heritage Museum, looking for volunteers. call Danny at 206-789-5707.
   University of Washington Multiple Sclerosis Research Center looking for volunteers to particpate in reasearch study, UW: 206-616-UWMS.
   Red Cross Opportunities for Volunteers, American Red Cross: 206-726-3562.
   The University Of Washington is looking for volunteers 19-75 years old currently being treated for type 2 diabetes, up to $200 for completion, Call Susan: 206-768-5319.
   Elder Friends is seeking volunteers, Adopt at Grandparent: 206-224-3793.
   Nation Kidney Foundation Needs Volunteers to pick up donated food and toys, pack food boxes, and deliver food/toys: 425-883-2869.
   Volunteers are needed to answer the phones in the Kirkland-based office of Bridge Ministries for Disability Concerns. Contact Donna at 425-828-1431.
   Volunteers are needed to clean, repair and/or deliver durable medical equipment in the kirkland -based office of bridge ministries.. Call Donna at 425-828-1431
   RSVP is looking for people who are interested in having in volunteering to listen and help children read for more information call 206-694-6790.
   Jerry Lewis telethon is recruiting volunteers, for Muscular Dystrophy Association. For more information or to volunteer call the local MDA office in Seattle at 283-2183.
   Volunteer chore Services is looking for people to mow, weed, and rake the lawns of elders and disabled on the Eastside. There are opportunities all over King County, right near you! Please call 425-6864 for more information.
   The retired and Senior Volunteer Program (RSVP) of King County needs volunteers to match with an organization. Call Linda Schnee in The Seattle area at 206-689-6790.
   The Alzheimer's Association's HELPLINE is currently recruiting volunteers who will assist individuals, family members and caregivers by telephone: 206-363-5500
   Volunteer Chore Services Needs Your Help! There are many opportunities to help senior citizens and adults with disabilities living in a fixed income in your community. Volunteering one or two hours a week can make all the difference in the life of a senior or person with a disability. Volunteers choose their own days and times that they wish to volunteer. Please call 206-324-5247.
   Join the fun at Equifriends Therapeutic Horseback riding and driving program for children and adults with disabilities, please call Equifriends, 425-337-1137 for further information and directions.
   Join the volunteer team at the PAWS Companion Animal Shelter and help animals find the homes they all deserve. Call 425-787-2500 ext./ 838.
   Bellevue Art Museum is seeking applicants for volunteer Docents in the new museum to open early January 2001. Docents will act as guides for exhibitions, assist museum visitors, teach art workshops and give group presentations. The nine month instruction program will begin in September 2000 and will consist of instruction in contemporary art history, touring skills, teaching techniques and public speaking. Those interested in applying for the program may contact the museum at 425454-3322 ext. 100.
   Children's Response Center, serving children and families in North/East King Count since 1985, is seeking members for its Advisory Board and Volunteer Program. For more information contact Mary Ann Carlson, Volunteer Program Coordinator: 425-688-5130.
   Elder Friends is a group that visit isolated elders in their own homes at least twice monthly. Many seniors live alone and without the support from family and friends. Call 206-224-3793 for more information.
   Volunteers are needed to assist individuals one-on-one hydrotherapy class. The Multiple Scleroses Association of King County offers hydrotherapy and yoga classes to seniors and people with all types of physical disabilities. For more information call 206-633-2606.
   It's raining cats and dogs at the PAWS Companion Animal Shelter in Lynwood. Help us care for them and find them homes by volunteering weekly for a minimum of 3 months. Call 425-787-2500 ext. 838 for information.
   Eastside Domestic Violence Program is recruiting volunteers call Wendy at 425-562-8840.
   Woodland Park Zoo is currently recruiting individuals who enjoy working with people, like to learn about the natural world, and are committed to the cause of wildlife conservation. Applications accepted until May 1: 206-233-2594.
   Volunteers are needed to answer the phones in the office of Bridge Ministries for Disability Concerns. We have openings for both mornings and afternoons, four-hour shifts. Contact Donna at (425) 828-1431 for more information.
   Puget Sound Blood Center needs volunteers to register donors and to monitor donors while serving them refreshments after they've given blood. Volunteer opportunities are available at mobile blood drives and at donation centers. Support your community blood program by volunteering. Call 1-800-266-4033 for more information.
   The Multiple Sclerosis Association of King County needs help to assist people with MS in maintaining their independence and quality of life. we provide physical therapy, social work, emotional support and educational programs for people with MS and their loved ones. For more information contact Gregg Robinson at 206-633-2606.