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May
7
Tue
LGBTQ Gentle Yoga @ Miller Community Center
May 7 @ 1:30 pm – Jul 19 @ 2:30 pm
LGBTQ Gentle Yoga @ Miller Community Center

Stretch your muscles and gain strength, flexibility and balance as well as improve relaxation in this gentle yoga class for all fitness levels. Chair seated participants are welcome.
Instructor: Laura Gardener Location: Miller CC

#17938: $55 | Tuesdays, April 2 – June 18, 1:30-2:30 p.m. (no class 5/21)
#17939: $50 | Thursdays, April 11 – June 20, 1:30-2:30 p.m. (no class 5/23)
$7 per drop-in session

Classes have already begun, but you registrations are still being accepted. There are plenty of spots in the Thursday class–come join us! Register online or call/visit your local City of Seattle community center.

Presented by Rainbow Recreation, programming for LGBTQ older adults 50+ and their friends and allies.

May
9
Thu
Million Dollar Quartet @ Village Theatre
May 9 @ 7:30 pm – Jun 23 @ 7:30 pm
Million Dollar Quartet @ Village Theatre

The blockbuster hit story of Elvis Presley, Johnny Cash, Jerry Lee Lewis, and Carl Perkins returns to Village Theatre’s stage – 12 years after shaping its triumphant premiere. This powerhouse musical had audiences on their feet, first in Issaquah and Everett, and then on Broadway before going to London, Chicago, Las Vegas, and across the country on tour, garnering awards and critical acclaim along the way. Now, it returns home complete with the hit songs of the 1950s you know and love, plus a few new visual surprises.

May
17
Fri
Kim’s Convenience @ Taproot Theatre Company
May 17 @ 7:30 pm – Jun 22 @ 9:30 pm
Kim's Convenience @ Taproot Theatre Company

Taproot Theatre Company presents

Kim’s Convenience
by Ins Choi

Playing on the Jewell Mainstage
May 15 – June 22

Enter Kim’s Convenience Store and meet the Kims, a loving, if imperfect, Korean family making their way in Toronto. As they face an uncertain future Appa, Umma, their unmarried daughter Janet and disappointing son Jung learn to see each other in a new light. This hilarious and heartwarming story (recently turned T.V. sitcom) reminds us that family isn’t always convenient, but it might be the best deal out there.

Playing Wednesdays/Thursdays at 7:30pm, Fridays/Saturdays at 8pm, and Saturday Matinees at 2pm.

Taproot Theatre is located at 204 N 85th St in Seattle’s Greenwood neighborhood.

For tickets please call 206.781.9707 or visit www.taproottheatre.org.

Kim’s Convenience is recommended for ages 14 and up for some language. Children ages 5 and younger are never admitted.

http://taproottheatre.org/kims-convenience/

May
30
Thu
Meals for One or Two Cooking Class @ Wallingford Community Senior Center
May 30 @ 11:00 am – 12:30 pm
Meals for One or Two Cooking Class @ Wallingford Community Senior Center

Cooking for one or two people is sometimes difficult, especially if you were used to cooking for a larger family. In this cooking demonstration, join a Registered Dietitian to learn simple tips and tricks for healthy meal planning, get quick and easy meal ideas, and enjoy taste tests at the end! Learn how to live a healthier life while reducing food costs and time in the kitchen. With Christy Goff, MS, RDN, CD, of Pacific Medical Centers.

Jun
2
Sun
The Age of Love screening @ Frye Art Museum
Jun 2 @ 1:30 pm
The Age of Love screening @ Frye Art Museum

The Age of Love, a 2015 film by Steven Loring, follows the humorous and poignant adventures of 30 older adults in Rochester, NY who sign up for a first-of-its-kind speed dating event exclusively for 70- to 90-year-olds. From anxious anticipation through the dates that follow, it’s an unexpected tale of intrepid older adults who lay their hearts on the line, and discover how dreams and desires change—or don’t change—from first love to the far reaches of life.

The Age of Love takes viewers where no documentary has gone before—directly into the lives of older singles who still yearn to be seen and understood, who still desire another’s touch, who seek a new chance at love.

Tickets are free but seating is limited; please see our website for ticketing.

Strategies for Caring for a Loved One with Memory Loss @ Bothell Library @ Bothell Library
Jun 2 @ 2:00 pm
Strategies for Caring for a Loved One with Memory Loss @ Bothell Library @ Bothell Library

Top Strategies for caring for a loved one with memory loss. Aegis Kirkland presents a Spring series with author and RN Kathy Stewart at the Bothell Library. Kathy Stewart oversees the nursing staff for Aegis on the West coast, and is the author of “Mom’s Losing Her Memory, I’m Losing My Mind”.
Refreshments included.
Register by calling Aegis, 425.823.7272.

The Caregivers’ Club @ Greenwood Senior Center
Jun 2 @ 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm
The Caregivers' Club @ Greenwood Senior Center

The Greenwood Senior Center is hosting a screening of The Caregivers Club on Sunday, June 2 from 2 – 4 PM.
The Caregivers’ Club follows three families and is a candid and intimate portrait of their daily struggles with the disease. Dementia caregivers are often called the forgotten ones because despite all the media coverage of dementia, those who actually care for loved ones at home, or accompany them through institutional life, are largely ignored or taken for granted because of the stigma and isolation caused by this diagnosis.
Relatives of those diagnosed with dementia call themselves members of ‘the club no one wants to join”. The long journey from diagnosis through end of life can take a toll on the spouses, children and siblings.
Goals for the event are to raise the awareness of the dementia caregiver, to empower individuals and communities to support the dementia caregiver and explore innovative interventions to support the caregiver
There will be an introduction and facilitated conversation with Marty Richards, MSW to process and reflect on the documentary. There will also be a discussion afterward to look at ways that community, support groups and other resources can provide a scaffolding for those in role. The senior center is also exploring the care team approach for communities interested in supporting dementia caregivers. Faith Communities and other community groups are encouraged to attend.
The Greenwood Senior Center, a program of the Phinney Neighborhood Association is located at 525 N. 85th Street in Seattle.
For questions or to RSVP please call 206-297-0875 or visit our website https://www.phinneycenter.org/gsc/memory/

Jun
4
Tue
History Pub: Eyes of the Totem @ McMenamins Elks Temple
Jun 4 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm
History Pub: Eyes of the Totem @ McMenamins Elks Temple

McMenamins Elks Temple, the Washington State Historical Society and the Tacoma Historical Society bring you Eyes of the Totem. This 1926 visual masterpiece was filmed in Tacoma and Steilacoom, when Tacoma housed a Hollywood-quality film studio!
Hear the story of how Tacoma became the home of a major motion picture studio during the 1920s. See a screening of Eyes of the Totem and enjoy a presentation about the nearby locations used in the film, the backstory of director W.S. Van Dyke ( who went on to be nominated for Academy Awards for films like The Thin Man and San Francisco with Clark Gable, Jeanette McDonald and Spencer Tracy), and the unlikely events leading to the rediscovery of the lost Eyes of the Totem film just a few years ago.

It will also be a chance to learn about the history of Tacoma in the movies, including the lost Weaver Studio films that were made nearby, other major and minor productions shot in the area. Learn about how film and the movies have shaped Tacoma’s theatre district and visual arts.
Presented by Michael Sullivan, Pacific Northwest historian, and Bill Baarsma, Tacoma Historical Society President. Guests are welcome to purchase food and beverages at any of the restaurants/bars within the Elks Temple, and bring it into the beautiful Spanish Ballroom for History Pub. There will also be a bar in the Ballroom before and during the program.
Why not stay the night too? Mention you’re attending the History Pub and receive 15% off your hotel room that night.

Jun
6
Thu
Protecting Yourself from Medical Harm @ Richmond Beach Library @ Richmond Beach Library
Jun 6 @ 2:00 pm
Protecting Yourself from Medical Harm @ Richmond Beach Library @ Richmond Beach Library

Presented by Yanling Yu, Ph.D. and Rex Johnson with Washington Advocates for Patient Safety in collaboration with Consumer Reports.
Learn how to protect yourself from preventable medical harm while being treated at a hospital, doctor’s office or outpatient center. Medical harm is now the third leading cause of death in the U.S., right after heart disease and cancer. Take part in group activities, share personal experiences, and practice asking questions to a provider care team.

Jun
7
Fri
Dragon Boat Festival @ King County Library Service Center @ King County Library Service Center
Jun 7 @ 6:30 pm
Dragon Boat Festival @ King County Library Service Center @ King County Library Service Center

All ages welcome.
Join Issaquah Library staff and celebrate with our community! Hear a story about the legend of Dragon Boat Festival, enjoy Chinese dances and music, and make traditional crafts. A chef will demonstrate how to make rice packets called zongzi, and samples will be available.
Supplies are limited.