This week in the community: April 29

Looking for something to do in East King County or beyond this week? We can help. Here’s a list of community events, mental health support groups, educational opportunities and more that you can use to have plans every day this week.

Monday, April 29

In-person support group for people experiencing housing instability

The new NAMI Eastside Peer Connections Support Group for people experiencing housing instability will be held every Monday through May 20 from 3-4:30 p.m. in the Mirror Room at the Crossroads Community Center.

If you missed today’s group you have two more chances to attend! This group is facilitated by people with lived experience of homelessness. Email for more info.

Running Start Program workshop at Centro Cultural Mexicano

Gabi de Centro Cultural Mexicano, está que lidera un taller para ayudar a nuestros jóvenes a que aprendan todo sobre el programa “running start” , lo hace que nuestros chicos puedan ya empezar la universidad antes de terminar la high school! Esta es una oportunidad para ofrecerles metas ambiciosas a nuestros chicos, quienes son el futuro de nuestra comunidad en los Estados Unidos!

La charla es HOY LUNES 29 de Abril a las 6:00pm, en su local “Mi Casa” en el mismo Centro Cultural Mexicano.


Tuesday, April 30

NAMI Peer Support Group with Thomas 4 – 5:30 p.m.

NAMI Eastside Peer Support Groups are safe and confidential spaces for adults living with mental illness. These groups meet weekly and are led by individuals with lived experience.

This virtual peer support group facilitated by Thomas meets every Tuesday virtually via Zoom. Email Thomas for info Register on Zoom here.

Wednesday, May 1

Mind Matters at Seattle City Club

Join local mental health hero Richard Taylor Jr. at the Seattle City Club to kick off Mental Health Awareness Month! Learn more here and purchase a ticket here.

Mind Matters: Navigating Mental Health Solutions in Our Community

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Lake Washington Institute of Technology Wellness Fair

Come visit NAMI Eastside’s table at the Lake Washington Institute of Technology Wellness Fair! The fair aims to support, empower, and encourage the student community in seeking resources and opportunities that will benefit their health and wellbeing. Learn about local resources and attend fun workshops such as yoga, dance, nutrition and mental wellbeing!

Find more info on the LW Tech calendar of events.

You can volunteer to help out at resource fairs and other similar events here.


Thursday, May 2

Chai & Chat

NAMI Washington is hosting the last of three community conversations on mental wellness! This is a space for, by and about South Asians in Washington to share what mental wellness means to us and learn about ways we can support well-being among ourselves and each other.

Register here and email questions to


Friday, May 3

Redmond Senior & Community Center Ribbon Cutting

Did you know Redmond has a brand new Senior & Community Center? The ribbon cutting will be 2 – 3 p.m. on Friday, May 3 hosted by the City of Redmond Parks & Recreation department. Learn more about the community center here.

Saturday, May 4

The Christian Dance of Life Spiritual Retreat

The retreat on Saturday, May 4 will explore pain and suffering in the1st hour and turn to faith, hope and love in the 2nd hour. Host Joe Stevens says taking 2.5 hours out of your day to treat yourself to some very much needed self-care is well worth it!

Register here by May 2

Sunday May 5

Cinco de mayo

Cinco de Mayo at Redmond Downtown Park is an annual celebration hosted by Centro Cultural Mexicano from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. on May 5. It’s a free full day event! Learn more.

NAMI Eastside will have a table there and could use your help spreading information and resources with attendees. If you’re interested in helping, you can sign up to help here.