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Aug. 21 eclipse safety tips

08/17/2017
On Monday, Aug. 21, the United States will experience its first total solar eclipse since 1991! Here are some tips for safely viewing.
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Swimming area at Newcastle Beach closed

01/11/2017
In the interest of safety to swimmers, the city of Bellevue has closed the Newcastle Beach Park swimming area effective immediately due to high bacteria levels in the water. Newcastle Beach Park is located at 4400 Lake Washington Blvd. SE.
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Pumpkins in this patch made of glass

10/05/2016
Prepare to be amazed as you wander through up to 2,000 one-of-a-kind hand-blown glass pumpkins.
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Winters House closes for East Link construction

09/26/2016
The historic F.W. Winters House, occupied by the Eastside Heritage Center and occasionally rented for small weddings, will close on Oct. 1 for approximately four years for construction of Sound Transit's East Link light rail line.
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Kelsey Creek Farm Fair offers old-fashioned fun

09/26/2016
Rejoice, farm lovers! The 34th annual Kelsey Creek Farm Fair will return with barnyard animals, pumpkins and a scarecrow maze on Saturday, Oct. 1, 11 a.m.-4 p.m., 410 130th Pl. S.E.
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Youth Court to host open house

09/16/2016
Teens interested in experiencing local government and law in action are encouraged to attend the Bellevue Youth Court open house on Sept. 27, 5:30-7 p.m., at City Hall, 450 110th Ave. NE.
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Lake Hills Blueberry Festival builds community

09/07/2016
The community is invited to the Lake Hills Blueberry Festival, which celebrates local children's return to school, support services and the area's blueberry harvest, on Saturday, Sept. 10, 11 a.m.-1 p.m., at Lake Hills Elementary School, 14310 SE 12th St.
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Seeking members for Network on Aging

09/06/2016
The city of Bellevue is accepting applications from people interested in serving on the Bellevue Network on Aging through 4 p.m., Oct. 7.
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Bellevue's oldest building moves

08/25/2016
Bellevue's oldest surviving structure, the Burrows Cabin, is moving. Built by Civil War veteran Albert Burrows in 1883, the cabin was transported early Friday from its current spot off of 112th Avenue Northeast to Chism Beach Park.
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Cool off at community centers

08/18/2016
An excessive heat warning is in effect from today until Saturday evening. Bellevue's primary community centers are air-conditioned and available for drop-in cooling during open hours. Residents can find hours and directions to:
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ChowDown(town) food truck roundup at Ashwood Park

08/08/2016
BELLEVUE, Wash. - The Chow Down(town) Food Truck Round-Up will feature a feast for the senses with a dozen food trucks and free entertainment on Aug. 10, 4-8 p.m. at Ashwood Park, 10820 NE 10th St.
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'City in a Park' features Crossroads Movies in the Park

07/25/2016
The movies and popcorn are on us at the fifth annual Crossroads Movies in the Park Thursdays in August.
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Chow Down(town) food truck roundup at Ashwood Park

07/06/2016
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Explore Bellevue on Lake to Lake Bike Ride

06/06/2016
The Lake to Lake Bike ride on Saturday, June 11, will provide riders of all levels and abilities with an opportunity to experience Bellevue by bicycle
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Youth Link announces leadership award winners

05/20/2016
To celebrate Bellevue Youth Link's 26th year of providing nationally recognized programs and services to Bellevue teens, Youth Link sought nominations of children and teens for their positive influence in the community.
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Downtown Park projects start this summer

05/03/2016
The southern half of Bellevue's iconic Downtown Park will close in mid-July for construction of both the last segment of the circular promenade and a play area for children of all abilities.
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Shakespearean actor coaches 'Romeo and Juliet' cast

04/28/2016
With the 400th anniversary of William Shakespeare's death this month, the Bellevue Youth Theatre is presenting "Romeo and Juliet" this weekend and next.
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Nominations sought for youth leadership awards

04/22/2016
Bellevue Youth Link is accepting nominations for its Community Leadership Awards, which recognize outstanding community service by Bellevue youth, kindergarten through 12th grade.
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Shear delight at Kelsey Creek Farm Park

04/20/2016
The annual sheep shearing event at Kelsey Creek Farm Park taps into a 5,500-year-old tradition that originated in Central Asia.
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'All in for Autism' races ready, set, go for April 24

04/18/2016
Whatever your ability, lace up for the "All in for Autism" 10K or 5K race, or non-competitive half-mile Kids' Dash, on April 24
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Celebrate 'city in a park' at Arbor Day-Earth Day

04/08/2016
Bellevue has approximately 1.4 million trees, which increase property values, offer economic benefits for businesses, reduce crime, increase traffic safety, provide health benefits, limit stormwater runoff and improve water quality.
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Bellevue joins Eastside effort to combat racism

02/10/2016
Mayor John Stokes and city leaders invited the community to take personal steps to eliminate racism Wednesday at City Hall.
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No Garden d'Lights tonight

12/03/2015
With a high wind warning in effect for the region, Bellevue's Garden d'Lights will be cancelled tonight. The National Weather Service is forecasting 25 to 40 mph winds, with gusts up to 60 mph, across the region between 2 and 10 p.m.
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Invest locally at the Hilltop Holiday Craft Show

11/30/2015
Keep it local this week by knocking items off your holiday shopping list while supporting Northwest crafters and designers at the Hilltop Holiday Craft Show this week.
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Garden d'Lights dazzles

11/25/2015
Half a million lights transform the Bellevue Botanical Garden
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Free master naturalist training

11/20/2015
Applications are now being accepted for a free master naturalist training program designed to build a group of dedicated community volunteers trained in environmental education and stewardship.
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Donations needed for Kids Care Coat Drive

10/27/2015
As temperatures drop, staying warm can be challenging for some families -- 19 percent of Bellevue school children qualify for free and reduced lunches.
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City collects toys and food at fire stations

10/22/2015
All nine Bellevue fire stations are accepting food and toys for Bellevue families in need.
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Photo and poetry contest celebrates Bellevue's parks

10/13/2015
Known as a "City in a Park," Bellevue has 2,700 acres of parks and open space.
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Lake Hills Blueberry Festival strengthens community

09/08/2015
The community is invited to attend the eighth annual Lake Hills Blueberry Festival, a celebration of back-to-school, support services and the area's robust blueberry harvest, on Saturday, 11 a.m.-1 p.m., at Lake Hills Elementary School, 14310 SE 12th St.
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Public hearing to update parks and open space plan

08/28/2015
The public is invited to provide comments for Bellevue's Parks and Open Space System Plan at a hearing hosted by the Parks & Community Services Board at City Hall on Thursday, Sept. 10, at 6 p.m.
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Inaugural performance at BYT amphitheater

08/21/2015
The Bellevue Youth Theatre will present "10 Ways to Survive the Zombie Apocalypse," the first outdoor performance in the recently opened facility.
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Chow Down(town) food truck roundup brings the taste of summer to downtown Bellevue

08/12/2015
Back by popular demand, the Bellevue Food Truck Round-Up returns on Thursday, Aug. 13 from 3:30-8:30 p.m. at Ashwood Park, 10895 NE 12th St.
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Free summer movies in Crossroads Park

07/22/2015
Grab your friends, family and lawn chairs and head for Crossroads Movies in the Park at 16130 NE Eighth St. (adjacent to Fire Station 3) Thursdays in August, with family activities starting at 7:30 p.m., and movies beginning at dusk.
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U-Pick season in full swing at Bellevue blueberry farms

07/15/2015
Blueberry lovers rejoice! Berries are ripe at both the Mercer Slough and Larsen Lake blueberry farms in Bellevue.
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Outdoor Movies in the Park begin July 7

07/02/2015
This year's Summer Outdoor Movies in the Park will run on Tuesdays, July 7 through August 25.
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Chow Down(town) food truck roundup returns

07/01/2015
The popular Chow Down(town) - Bellevue Food Truck Round-Up will be held twice this summer -- on Thursday, July 9, and Thursday, August 13, 3:30-8:30 p.m., at Ashwood Park, 10895 NE 12th St.
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Collecting toys and food for 'Joy in July'

06/30/2015
Bellevue Fire and Parks & Community Services are hosting "Joy in July," a toy and food drive throughout the month. Donations will be collected at all Bellevue fire stations and City Hall.
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July 4 fireworks at Downtown Park

06/25/2015
Up to 50,000 people are expected at Bellevue Downtown Park for the annual July 4 fireworks display. It's the 25th year the event has been celebrated downtown, and if past years are any indication, attendees are in for a fabulous time.
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Human Services Commission vacancy

06/17/2015
The City Council is seeking candidates for a vacancy on Bellevue's Human Services Commission. If you are interested, please apply by July 15.
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Park Board vacancy

06/16/2015
The City Council is seeking candidates for a vacancy on Bellevue's Parks and Community Services Board.
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Lake to Lake Bike Ride on June 13

06/02/2015
The fourth annual Lake to Lake Bike Ride on Saturday, June 13, will provide riders of all levels and abilities with an opportunity to explore Bellevue by bicycle.
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Youth leadership award winners announced

05/15/2015
Celebrating Bellevue Youth Link's 25th Anniversary of providing nationally-recognized programs and services to Bellevue teens, Youth Link sought nominations of children and teens for their positive influence in the community.
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Lake to Lake show features double-decker fun

05/12/2015
A story about the new driving range at the Bellevue Golf Course is just one of the featured segments on the latest edition of Lake to Lake, a video news show about Bellevue.
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Parks recognized for excellence

05/04/2015
Bellevue Parks & Community Services received several top honors last week at the Washington Recreation & Park Association annual awards ceremony in Tacoma, including:
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Help name a park

05/01/2015
On March 9, the City Council directed the Parks & Community Services Board to begin the renaming process for Bovee Park
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'All in for Autism' 10K/5K in Bellevue Sunday

04/24/2015
The "All in for Autism" 10K/5K race is coming up on Sunday, April 26.
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Sheep shearing at Kelsey Creek Park

04/23/2015
The popular Kelsey Creek Sheep Shearing event will take place rain or shine on Saturday, April 25, at Kelsey Creek Park, 410 130th Pl. SE.
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Celebrate planting, swimming and a driving range on April 18

04/13/2015
Bellevue's trees, pool and new golf course driving range will all be celebrated with events on Saturday, April 18.
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Nominations wanted for youth leadership awards

04/01/2015
Bellevue Youth Link will celebrate its 25th anniversary of providing nationally recognized youth leadership and community service programs since 1990.
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Downtown Park open house March 26

03/19/2015
Bellevue Parks & Community Services will host an open house Thursday, March 26, at City Hall to present plans to complete the circular promenade and canal at Downtown Park and provide for a new park entry at 102nd Avenue Northeast.
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New Bellevue Youth Theatre opens Saturday

03/09/2015
The new Bellevue Youth Theatre will open Saturday, March 14, with a celebration featuring a ribbon-cutting, demonstrations and a special performance. Refreshments will be available at the free, public event, 11 a.m.-1 p.m., at 16051 NE 10th St.
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Volunteers needed for Arbor Day-Earth Day projects

03/03/2015
Bellevue Parks & Community Services is looking for 300 volunteers to work on environmental improvement projects and help celebrate the important contribution of trees at its annual Arbor Day-Earth Day event on Saturday, April 18, 9 a.m.-1:30 p.m.
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02/10/2015
The City of Bellevue is accepting applications through Monday, March 16, for adult volunteers to serve on the Bellevue Youth Link Board.
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Hilltop holiday craft show Dec. 3-6

11/25/2014
Hundreds of unique crafts and handmade holiday gifts will be available at the Hilltop Holiday Craft Show December 3-6 at the Northwest Arts Center, 9825 NE 24th St.
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Community centers open for drop-in warming

11/13/2014
All Bellevue community centers are open during drop-in hours to help residents stay warm throughout the winter season.
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11/12/2014
For the second consecutive year, the City of Bellevue has leased a portion of the former International Paper site at 1899 120th Ave. N.E. to provide a temporary Eastside Winter Shelter for homeless men
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Apply now for free master naturalist training

10/30/2014
Applications are now being accepted for a free Bellevue Parks & Community Services Master Naturalist Training Program designed to build a group of dedicated community volunteers trained in environmental education and stewardship.
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Bellevue Fire Foundation collecting toys and food

10/29/2014
Bellevue Fire Foundation collecting toys and food The Bellevue Firefighters Community Support Foundation is hosting a food and toy drive Nov. 1 through December.
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Community building topic of film and free workshop

10/14/2014
Gregory D. Marks, actor, producer and community advocate, will screen his moving 2014 short film, "Shift Paradigm," at the Bellevue Downtown Library, October 16, 7-8:30 pm. He will also discuss his new community-building movement, Right Now Today.
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Family fun at Kelsey Creek Farm Fair

09/30/2014
The annual Kelsey Creek Farm Fair on Saturday, October 11, will provide an opportunity for people of all ages to celebrate fall at historic Kelsey Creek Farm.
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Bellevue employee named "Amazing Woman Mentor"

09/15/2014
Congratulations to Lourdes Salazar, volunteer coordinator for the city's Probation Services.
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"Within the Silence" explores story of Japanese internment

09/10/2014
A free performance of a one-actor live show called "Within the Silence" is scheduled for Saturday, September 20, 3:30 p.m., at the Bellevue Arts Museum, 510 Bellevue Way NE.
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EZ Rocks Skate for the Cure at skate park anniversary

09/04/2014
The Bellevue Skate Park will celebrate its 20th anniversary September 19-21 with a pro-am skateboarding competition featuring the Northwest's first super ramp and 10 of the best riders in the world.
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Spice up your weekend with Flavors of India

08/28/2014
The third annual Flavors of India will feature a full weekend of fun at Bellevue Downtown Park August 30-31.
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Time to celebrate back to school and blueberries

08/27/2014
A celebration of school, community services and our area's rich blueberry harvest, the sixth annual Lake Hills Blueberry Festival will be Saturday, September 6, at Lake Hills Elementary School.
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"The Incredibles" at outdoor family games and movie night

08/11/2014
On Friday, August 22, starting at 6 p.m., the public is invited to celebrate superheroes at a free screening of "The Incredibles” at the Once a Hero, Always a Hero-Outdoor Family Movie Night at Highland Community Park, 14224 Bel-Red Road.
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Food trucks converge for CHOW DOWN town

08/06/2014
Bellevue Parks & Community Services, Neighborhood Outreach and King County Library will host CHOW DOWN town - Bellevue Food Truck Round-Up on Thursday, August 14, 3:30-8:30 p.m., at Ashwood Park, 10820 NE 10th St.
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07/29/2014
The City of Bellevue closed the swimming area at Chism Beach Park Monday (July 28) afternoon until further notice. While the swimming areas will be closed, the park will stay open.
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Chism Beach reopens

07/29/2014
The City of Bellevue reopened the swimming area at Chism Beach Park, Tuesday, July 29, following the clearing of a blockage in a city sewer line in Lake Washington.
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Openings on Network on Aging

07/24/2014
The city is recruiting members for the Bellevue Network on Aging.
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Three swimming areas to be closed for milfoil treatment

07/09/2014
The swimming areas at Meydenbauer, Clyde and Newcastle beach parks will each be closed one day next week as a precaution while the city, in conjunction with private property owners, applies herbicide to control invasive milfoil blooms.
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City Hall screening of adoption documentary

07/07/2014
The public is invited to a free screening of "Closure," a powerful documentary about the effects of transracial adoption and one woman's emotional search for her birth parents.
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Summer movies in the park

06/30/2014
The popular Summer Outdoor Movies in the Park series run on Tuesdays through August 19, at Bellevue Downtown Park, 10201 NE Fourth St.
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July 4 fireworks to dazzle at Downtown Park

06/28/2014
Up to 65,000 people are expected at Bellevue Downtown Park Monday for the annual July 4 fireworks display. The Family 4th event includes live music, inflatable toys and other entertainment in the afternoon.
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Collecting toys and food for joy in July

06/25/2014
The Bellevue Firefighters Community Support Foundation and the Parks & Community Services Department are hosting "Joy in July," a toy and food drive throughout the month. Donations will be collected at all Bellevue fire station locations and City Hall.
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Three things to know about the 4th

06/23/2014
There are three things you will want to know about the Bellevue Collection Bellevue Family 4th presented by PACCAR and Puget Sound Energy, and how you can plan for a safe and enjoyable day:
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Celebrating new growth at the Garden

06/04/2014
On Saturday, June 14, the Bellevue Botanical Garden's new visitor center will open. Designed by Olson Kundig Architects, it's a spacious 8,500 square-foot building that opens to surrounding gardens.
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3rd annual Lake to Lake Bike Ride on June 14

06/04/2014
The Lake to Lake Bike Ride on Saturday, June 14, will provide riders of all levels and abilities with an opportunity to explore Bellevue by bicycle.
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$500,000 donation for Botanical Garden improvements

05/19/2014
The Bellevue Botanical Garden Society has received a $500,000 donation pledge from the PJA Foundation to help fund construction of a new education and visitor center, an expanded parking area and new gardens at the Bellevue Botanical Garden.
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Workshop on outreach to diverse communities

05/08/2014
With more than a third of Bellevue residents born outside of the U.S. and over 80 languages spoken in Bellevue schools, it has become increasingly complex to connect with diverse populations.
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Nominate a deserving youth for leadership awards

05/01/2014
Bellevue Youth Link is seeking nominations to recognize outstanding community service by Bellevue young people in grades elementary through high school.
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Arbor Day-Earth Day Family Festival May 3

04/23/2014
Bellevues annual Arbor Day-Earth Day Family Festival will be held on Saturday, May 3, 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. at Kelsey Creek Park, 410 130th Place SE.
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Sheep shearing and family fun

04/21/2014
The popular Kelsey Creek Sheep Shearing event will take place rain or shine on Saturday, April 26, at Kelsey Creek Park, 410 130th Pl SE.
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Rwandan documentary showing at Bellevue library

04/16/2014
A free screening of the award-winning documentary about Rwanda, "Finding Hillywood," is scheduled for Tuesday, April 22. 6 p.m. at the Bellevue Downtown Library, Room 1, 1111 110th Avenue Northeast.
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It's finally time!

03/21/2014
Zip Tour grand opening April 5 and 6
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We can hardly wait!!

03/14/2014
If you saw the last sneak preview, you know something exciting is coming to Bellevue Parks & Community Services.
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03/11/2014
Larsen Lake Blueberry Farm has been selected for "Heart Your Park," a program by Macy's that aims to raise awareness and dollars for local parks across the country.
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It's gonna be wild!

03/04/2014
This spring, Bellevue Parks & Community Services will unveil a new feature designed for thrills.
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Registration open for youth conference

02/07/2014
Registration is now open for Youth Involvement 2014, a conference for all Bellevue middle- and high-school age youth on Friday, March 7, 8:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. at City Hall.
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MLK celebration to feature health fair

01/09/2014
A Celebration of a Dream --a tribute to Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., will be held Monday, January 20, 11 a.m.-3 p.m., at Crossroads Bellevue Shopping Center Market Stage (corner of Northeast Eighth St. and 156th Avenue Northeast).
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Ice Arena, Garden d'Lights continue into 2014

12/26/2013
Christmas is over but some Bellevue Magic Season events continue into 2014, namely skating downtown and the dazzling Garden d'Lights at the Bellevue Botanical Garden.
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Opening on Park board

12/04/2013
The City Council is seeking candidates for a vacancy on the Parks & Community Services Board. Applications are due by Jan. 10.
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Brighten your holidays with Magic Season

11/20/2013
Bellevue Magic Season, the Eastside's leading collection of holiday events, rings into action Friday, with skating and drummers downtown, and dazzling Garden d'Lights beginning Saturday at the Bellevue Botanical Garden.
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New Eastside winter shelter opens

11/18/2013
The Eastside Human Services Forum, Eastside Homelessness Advisory Committee and the City of Bellevue have secured a site for the temporary Eastside Winter Shelter for homeless men.
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Donations needed for coat, book drives

11/01/2013
Bellevue Youth Link needs your help in collecting new and gently used coats -- as well as books for youth, teens and adults in our community.
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Leaders gather in Bellevue to end dropout epidemic

10/30/2013
According to the latest national data available from a 2013 Education Week report, an estimated 1 million students will fail to graduate this year.
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Scare up lots of Halloween fun

10/22/2013
There is an almost scary amount of fun Halloween events for all ages and abilities this week in Bellevue. Events include:
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Experts to take questions at crime prevention forum

10/16/2013
A group of subject experts, including police detectives and a county prosecutor, will speak and take questions at a crime prevention forum on Wednesday, Oct. 23, 6-8:30 p.m., at the Bellevue Library, 1111 110th Avenue N.E.
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Latino Film Festival comes to Bellevue

10/04/2013
The popular Seattle Latino Film Festival (SLFF) celebrates the art and entertainment of Latin American cinema, and for the first time, the city is partnering to bring the popular festival to Bellevue and the Eastside, through Bellevue Television and a first-ever screening in Bellevue.
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Farm Fair to provide bounty of fall fun

10/02/2013
The 31st annual Kelsey Creek Farm Fair on Saturday, Oct. 12, will provide a wonderful opportunity for youth and adults to celebrate the season at historic Kelsey Creek Farm.
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Newcastle beach reopens

09/20/2013
The City of Bellevue reopened the beach at Newcastle Beach Park on Wednesday.
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$150,000 grant for Botanical Garden Society

09/18/2013
The Bellevue Botanical Garden Society has received a three-year, $149,600 "Museums for America" grant from the Institute of Museum and Library Services.
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Newcastle beach closed

09/12/2013
The City of Bellevue closed the beach at Newcastle Beach Park Thursday afternoon following tests that show high levels of bacteria in the water.
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Members sought for Network on Aging

09/05/2013
The City of Bellevue is recruiting volunteer members for the Bellevue Network on Aging.
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Experience 'Flavors of India' this weekend

08/29/2013
An outdoor cultural festival celebrating the arts and culture of India will be held this weekend at Bellevue Downtown Park.
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Clyde Beach swimming area to close for pier work

08/28/2013
The swimming area at Clyde Beach Park will close on Tuesday as crews begin work to replace a swim pier.
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Explore Bellevue on Lake to Lake Walk

08/16/2013
Walkers can explore scenic Bellevue during the annual Lake to Lake Walk on Saturday, Aug. 24, from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m.
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Free outdoor movie and activities at Highland Park

08/07/2013
A free outdoor Family Movie and Activity Night will be Friday, Aug. 16, 6:30-11 p.m., with a lineup that includes:
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Three beaches to close for milfoil treatment

07/11/2013
The swimming areas at Meydenbauer and Clyde beach parks will be closed on Monday, July 15
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Bellevue community centers open for cooling off

07/01/2013
With high temperatures expected this week, several Bellevue community centers are open during drop-in hours to help residents stay cool.
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Fireworks to spark downtown traffic changes

06/26/2013
Those driving to the nationally recognized Symetra Bellevue Family 4th festivities on Thursday should anticipate several traffic changes intended to help attendees get home safely and minimize delays.
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Natural resource day to offer wildlife education

05/30/2013
Building on a history of providing environmental education programs to area schoolchildren, the City of Bellevue will offer a Natural Resource Family Day on Saturday, June 8, at Lewis Creek Park.
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Lake to Lake bike ride Saturday

05/28/2013
Bellevue's second annual Lake to Lake Bike ride, coming up on Saturday, June 15, will provide riders of all levels and abilities an opportunity to explore Bellevue on two wheels.
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Youth leadership award winners named

05/22/2013
Celebrating Bellevue Youth Link's 23rd anniversary of providing nationally recognized programs and services to Bellevue teens, Youth Link sought nominations of children and teens for their positive influence in the community.
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Resource fair for children with disabilities

05/09/2013
According to the 2010 census, about 19 percent of the U.S. population have a disability.
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Wildlife baby shower Saturday

05/02/2013
Residents can get up-close and personal with native wildlife at Lewis Creek Park Saturday, during Bellevue's second annual Wildlife Baby Shower.
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Openings on Arts, Planning, Transportation commissions

04/24/2013
With terms for some members of the Bellevue's Arts, Planning and Transportation commissions ending on May 31, the City Council is seeking candidates to fill the vacancies. Applications are due by May 10.
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Breaking ground for new Botanical Garden visitor center

04/18/2013
Plants aren't the only things growing at the Bellevue Botanical Garden this spring.
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Arbor Day-Earth Day coming up

04/10/2013
Bellevue's annual Arbor Day-Earth Day celebration will be Saturday, April 20, 11 to 1 p.m., at Lewis Creek Park, 5808 Lakemont Blvd SE.
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Nominations sought for youth leadership awards 2

03/28/2013
Bellevue Youth Link is seeking nominations to recognize outstanding community service by Bellevue children and teens.
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Breaking ground for new Bellevue Youth Theatre

03/27/2013
On Tuesday, April 2, the City of Bellevue and the Bellevue Youth Theatre Foundation will celebrate the start of construction for a new Bellevue Youth Theatre
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Coaching for nonprofits on reaching diverse populations

03/26/2013
With more than a third of Bellevue residents born outside of the U.S., and over 80 languages spoken in Bellevue schools, it has become increasingly complex to connect with the city's populations.
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Georgian dance ensemble offers free performance

03/14/2013
Iveria, an internationally acclaimed Georgian national song and dance ensemble from St. Petersburg, Russia, will present a free outreach program at the Crossroads Community Center on Monday, March 25, 10:30-11:30 a.m.
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Volunteers needed for Arbor Day-Earth Day

03/12/2013
Volunteers are needed to help plant trees, restore trails, remove invasive plants and otherwise help improve Bellevue's parks and open spaces at the 25th annual Bellevue Arbor Day-Earth Day event on April 20.
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Forum on teen drug and alcohol prevention

01/11/2013
Prevention and intervention will be the focus of the Teen Anti-Drug and Alcohol Forum, Jan. 23, 6-8:30 p.m., in the Sammamish High School cafeteria, 100 140th Ave. S.E.
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'X Factor' finalist to perform at MLK Day event

01/11/2013
LeRoy Bell, a veteran soul musician and songwriter who was a finalist in "The X Factor" talent competition reality show in 2011, will perform at Bellevue's Martin Luther King tribute event on MLK Day, Monday, Jan. 21, at Crossroads Bellevue.
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Free naturalist training

01/09/2013
Applications are being accepted through Jan. 14 for free master naturalist training for volunteers who want to assist park rangers with environmental education, habitat restoration, nature hikes and related activities.
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