Calendar of Online Events and Activities

During the COVID-19 pandemic it is imperative that we maintain social distancing, but that doesn’t mean everything has stopped. Numerous Puget Sound organizations are offering online virtual events and video classes. We encourage you to join in!

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    Jul
    1
    Thu
    Adults 55+ Needed to Apply: Tech-Savvy Viral Video Star Contest @ Online Video Contest
    Jul 1 @ 7:00 am – Jul 31 @ 12:00 am
    Adults 55+ Needed to Apply: Tech-Savvy Viral Video Star Contest @ Online Video Contest |  |  |

    We often hear of teens teaching older generations and grandparents how to use technology, but wouldn’t you like to see a few tech-savvy older adults give their own peers the 411 on navigating technology in your 60s, 70s, 80s and even 90s?

    SeniorLiving.org (https://www.seniorliving.org/) is calling all adults 55+ to accept this challenge in its first “Become a Viral Video Star! contest,” which is now accepting entries.
    Simply create and submit a “how-to” video that instructs older adults on something technical – whether it’s how to use Zoom, set up your Roomba, or store digital photos – and compete for a cash prize and a chance to be featured on SeniorLiving.org’s YouTube channel watched by more than 25,000 subscribers nationwide.

    How to Enter:
    1) Visit https://www.seniorliving.org/viral-video-star-contest/
    2) Decide on a tech topic you want to teach about
    3) Record a video no more than 5 minutes in length
    4) Upload the video.

    That’s it! July 31st is the submissions deadline.

    Jul
    30
    Fri
    KCLS Online Program: Bellevue Friends of the Library Shakespeare Series @ KCLS Online Program
    Jul 30 @ 10:00 am
    KCLS Online Program: Bellevue Friends of the Library Shakespeare Series @ KCLS Online Program |  |  |

    For adults.
    Explore William Shakespeare’s Richard II, which chronicles the struggle between Richard II and his cousin Henry Bolingbroke for the throne of England. Theatre director and Shakespeare scholar, Leah Adcock-Starr will facilitate the discussion and share her insights.
    Bring a copy of the play and follow along.
    Please register at kcls.org.

    KCLS Online Program: Silver Kite Arts-Indian Cooking @ KCLS Online Program
    Jul 30 @ 10:30 am
    KCLS Online Program: Silver Kite Arts-Indian Cooking @ KCLS Online Program |  |  |

    Ages 18 and older.
    Taught by Sandy Matthews.
    Learn to make Goan Shrimp Pulao, a quick and easy Indian rice recipe made with shrimp and coconut milk. This is a mildly spiced pulao recipe. Adding the Goan green masala to this shrimp pulao with coconut milk makes it mouth-watering delicious.
    During the COVID-19 pandemic, Silver Kite Community Arts is offering daily online inter-generational workshops, talks, social hours and performances FREE for KCLS patrons. We hope that by offering these opportunities, we are providing stimulating creative engagement opportunities and social connections during this challenging time. These workshops last approximately one hour.
    Register at silverkite.us/kcls. 

    Jul
    31
    Sat
    Get Growing-Harvest Time! @ Truman Community Garden
    Jul 31 @ 10:00 am
    Get Growing-Harvest Time! @ Truman Community Garden |  |  |

    All ages welcome, ages 18 and younger with adult.
    Presented by Michael Stanley of the Federal Way Community Gardens Foundation.
    Learn how to harvest summer crops, like garlic, onions, tomatoes, cucumbers, peppers, lettuce, radishes, scallions and beets! July is also the month when apricots and cherries are ready for harvest. Supplies provided by the KCLS Foundation. 
    One programming kit per household.
    Please register at kcls.org.

    Aug
    2
    Mon
    KCLS Online Program: Silver Kite Arts-Memoir Writing @ KCLS Online Program
    Aug 2 @ 1:30 pm
    KCLS Online Program: Silver Kite Arts-Memoir Writing @ KCLS Online Program |  |  |

    Ages 18 and older.
    Facilitated by Pearl Klein.
    Engage in reminiscence activities and memoir writing exercises and learn some basic strategies on how to write and structure a memoir.

    Supplies Needed
    – Paper and pen
    – 3-4 pieces of paper

    During the COVID-19 pandemic, Silver Kite Community Arts is offering daily online inter-generational workshops, talks, social hours and performances FREE for KCLS patrons. We hope that by offering these opportunities, we are providing stimulating creative engagement opportunities and social connection during this challenging time. These workshops last approximately one hour.
    Register at silverkite.us/kcls. 

    Aug
    4
    Wed
    KCLS Online Program: Wisdom Café-Is Efficiency a Rewarding Life Goal? @ KCLS Online Program
    Aug 4 @ 1:00 pm
    KCLS Online Program: Wisdom Café-Is Efficiency a Rewarding Life Goal? @ KCLS Online Program |  |  |

    For older adults.
    We need to handle all kinds of activities, from everyday necessities to occasional big projects. Is efficiency the worthwhile objective at home, or at work? Isn’t it overrated? Join a lively group discussion.
    Wisdom Cafes invite groups of older adults to engage in intentional dialogues led by trained facilitators. Participants engage with others, are motivated to try new things and are inspired by sharing life experiences.
    Please register at kcls.org. 

    Online Event: The Best Friends Approach to Dementia Care
    Aug 4 @ 2:00 pm
    Online Event: The Best Friends Approach to Dementia Care @  |  |  |

    Kindly RSVP at (206) 508-1294 by August 3.

    Era Living is proud to have adopted the Best FriendsTM approach to dementia care, a life-affirming, activity-rich model of care. This webinar will describe the Best Friends approach and discuss how using life stories can support successful care. You will hear tips and ideas on how to manage communication challenges and dementia-related behaviors from a world-renown expert in dementia care, David Troxel. David will also share how family members can develop a “caregiving knack”: the art of doing difficult things with ease.

    Presenting speaker: David Troxel has become internationally known for his writing and teaching in the fields of Alzheimer’s disease & long-term care. He has co-authored (with Virginia Bell) six influential books and articles relating to dementia care, including his new book The Best Friends Approach to Dementia Care.

    Kindly RSVP at (206) 508-1294 by August 3.

    KCLS Online Program: Woodmont Knit Lit Book Group @ KCLS Online Program
    Aug 4 @ 6:00 pm
    KCLS Online Program: Woodmont Knit Lit Book Group @ KCLS Online Program |  |  |

    All ages and experience levels welcome.
    Join a monthly book discussion! Share your knitting, crocheting or crafting techniques with others. 
    Please register at kcls.org.

    Aug
    5
    Thu
    KCLS Online Program: Tai Chi @ KCLS Online Program
    Aug 5 @ 10:00 am
    KCLS Online Program: Tai Chi @ KCLS Online Program |  |  |

    All ages welcome.
    Presented by Julie Cauthorn.
    Learn how to do simple Tai Chi movements, indoors or outdoors, to enhance your physical and mental well-being.
    Please register at kcls.org.

    Life at The Lakeshore: Resident Panel Event @ The Lakeshore
    Aug 5 @ 2:00 pm
    Life at The Lakeshore: Resident Panel Event @ The Lakeshore |  |  |

    Kindly RSVP at (206) 772-1200 by August 4.

    Ever wonder what it’s like to live at The Lakeshore? Here’s your chance to hear directly from our residents! During this panel discussion, residents will answer some of the most frequently asked questions we receive on senior living and our community. Don’t miss this important event!

    Guests must be fully vaccinated and wearing a mask to attend. Thank you for understanding! (Event details can change based on WA state COVID guidelines.)

    Kindly RSVP at (206) 772-1200 by August 4.