Community Calendar

September 19, 2008

By Staff

Events 

School-age children, their parents and others are invited to the Issaquah Alps Family Hike at 1 p.m. Sept. 21. No registration is required. Call 392-3571.

For the fun and friendships of Girl Scouts, attend your school’s “Girl Scout Information Night,” from 7-8 p.m. the following nights and locations:

  • Sept. 17 — Cascade Ridge Elementary School multipurpose room
  • Sept. 18 — Challenger Elementary School multipurpose room
  • Sept. 18 — Discovery Elementary School multipurpose room
  • Sept. 18 — Grand Ridge Elementary School multipurpose room

Parents and other interested adults are needed to form Girl Scout troops. No prior experience is required; training is provided. Join other volunteers to make a difference for girls. Call 614-1126.

Sammamish Rotary hosts the following three volunteer orientations for the Nightmare At Beaver Lake: 

  • 2-4 p.m. Sept. 27 and 28 at Sammamish City Hall
  • 10-11 a.m. Oct. 18 at the Beaver Lake Lodge.

Volunteers younger than 16 should be accompanied by a parent or guardian. Call 765-2713, e-mail anita@anitahellerworker.com or go to www.sammamishrotary.org.

The Providence Point Annual Art Show is from 1-4 p.m. Sept. 20-21 in the North Community Building of Providence Point, 4010 Providence Point Dr. S.E. The public is invited to attend.  

Dinner and the Issues In American Democracy discussion group, co-sponsored by the 5th District Democrats and the Democrats of Inglewood Neighborhood, is from 7-9 p.m. Sept. 25 at the Sammamish Public Library, 825 228th Ave. N.E. Guest speaker is Marilyn Watkins, acting executive director of the Economic Opportunity Institute in Seattle. She will discuss her plan for tax fairness in Washington state.

The 5th District Democrats show the HBO feature, “Recount,” as part of its American Democracy Movie Night, from 7-9:30 p.m. Sept. 26 at Gibson Hall, 105 Newport Way.

Fundraisers

The Rising Star Guild and Lakemont Ladies’ Cycling Club are hosting the inaugural Women Against Violence Everywhere ride, a noncompetitive women’s bicycle ride, Sept. 21. Go to www.cyclethewave.com.

Overlake Hospital Medical Center will host the Seattle area’s first Walk from Obesity on Sept. 28 at Bellevue High School, 10416 Wolverine Way, Bellevue. Registration starts at 10:30 a.m. with a pep rally at 11 a.m.; the walk begins at 11:45 a.m. The cost to participate is $25. Register at www.overlakehospital.org/wls. 

 

Religious/spiritual  

St. Michael & All Angels Episcopal Church hosts St. Michael’s Day Celebration at 8 and 10:30 a.m. Sept. 28 at its Issaquah location, 325 S.E. Darst St. Celebrate the patronal feast day with liturgy, song and word, complete with choir, clergy and youth pageant. Call 392-3215.

Chabad of the Central Cascades, 24121 S.E. Black Nugget Road, offers the following free classes (register at www.chabadissaquah.com/JJC): 

  • Kabala Class — Topics in Kabala with Rabbi Berry Farkash from 7:30-8:30 p.m. Tuesdays. 
  • Caffeine for the Soul — Women’s Torah Class, with Nechama Farkash, from 11 p.m. – midnight, Tuesdays. 
  • Lunch and Learn — Talmud Class, with Rabbi Berry Farkash, from noon – 1:15 p.m. Wednesdays.

 

Classes 

Squak Mt. Greenhouses and Nursery, 7600 Renton-Issaquah Road S.E., is offering several free seminars in September with no registration required. Go to www.squakmtnursery.com. The seminars are:

  • Master Gardener Clinics: 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. Saturdays through Sept. 27. 
  • Care Tips for Your Woody Herbs in Autumn: 10:30 a.m. Sept. 20. 
  • Creating a Bulb Parade: 10:30 a.m. Sept. 27.

Pine Lake Covenant Church offers “Divorce Recovery,” a seminar for those trying to move on from divorce, Tuesdays, Sept. 16 – Nov. 25. The class is open to the community. To register, call 392-8636 or go to www.plcc.org. Child care will be provided by pre-registration only.

Explore your ideas through art in a free class, “Chill and Spill,” for ages 10-16, from 2-3 p.m. Mondays in the community center’s Maple Room. Call 392-6367, ext. 299, to register.

“Parenting With Love & Logic” — This seven-week course is from 6:30-8 p.m. Mondays through Oct. 27 at Faith United Methodist Church, 3924 Issaquah-Pine Lake Road S.E.  Call 392-0123, ext. 2.

Friends of Youth Issaquah offers the following parenting classes this fall at 414 Front St. N. (Cost of both is $45 for one parent; $60 for a couple. Scholarships are available. Call 392-6367 to register): 

  • “Parenting Teens:” From 7-9 p.m. Wednesdays through Nov. 5.  
  • “Parenting 2-12 Year Olds:” From 7-9 p.m. Thursdays, through Nov. 6. 

The Chamber of Commerce presents the first in its workshop series, Business Matters, with the one-hour seminar, “How to Create Raving Fans,” at 8:30 a.m. Sept. 23 at Meadow Creek Professional Center, 22525 S.E. 64th Place, No. 210, and at 5:30 p.m. at Blakely Hall in the Issaquah Highlands, 2550 N.E. Park Drive. Workshops are free to chamber members and $25 for nonmembers. Make a reservation at www.issaquahchamber.com or call 392-7024.

Friends of Youth and the Issaquah School District presents the “Guiding Good Choices Parenting Series” from 6-8 p.m. Sept. 30 through Oct. 28 in Room 135, Liberty High School, 16655 S.E. 136th, Renton. Donations of $20 will be accepted toward the cost of Family Guides. To register, call 888-6683, ext. 204, or e-mail phoebe@friendsofyouth.org.

 

Issaquah Library

The library is at 10 W. Sunset Way. Call 392-5430. 

The Strategy Games Club meets at 4 p.m. Sept. 17. Come play Wii, Play Station 2 and other board games. 

Teen Flick Night is at 3:30 p.m. Sept. 19. Enjoy a movie on the big screen! Tickets are available beginning Sept. 15 at the reference desk. Ages 13 and younger may attend with a signed ticket from a guardian.

The opera preview for “Elektra” is at 7 p.m. Sept. 22.

Manga Club meets at 2:30 p.m. Sept. 24. Come make your own manga. 

 

Senior Center

Center hours are from 8:30 a.m. – 4 p.m. Monday through Friday. Activities are open to people 55 and older. The center is at 75 N.E. Creek Way. Call 392-2381.

A luxury day trip to Mount Rainier National Park is from 8:30 a.m. – 5 p.m. Sept. 22. Fee of $37 is for transportation. Lunch is extra at the historic Paradise Inn.

A day trip to the Bellevue Art Museum is from 9:30 a.m. – 2 p.m. Sept. 24. Fee is $8. Enjoy lunch on your own.

A breakfast roundup and tour of Bellevue’s Botanical Garden is from 9 a.m. – 2 p.m. Sept. 29. Fee is $5. Breakfast cost is extra.

Elder and Adult Day Services in Issaquah offers a foot care clinic the second Tuesday of each month and massage therapy services provided by a state licensed massage practitioner, including chair massage, foot massage/reflexology and Reiki therapy. Call 837-3967 for an appointment.

Line dancing lessons are from 9:30-10:30 a.m. Thursdays. Cost is $5 per session or $18 per month.

A writers’ call is from 10:30-11:30 a.m. the first and third Wednesday. 

Instructor Norma Foss leads a computer lab to answer basic questions about the computer 1-2 p.m. Tuesdays.

Artist open studio is from 10 a.m. – noon Tuesdays. Bring your own project and work with fellow artists.

Pinochle is from 1-4 p.m. Tuesdays and Fridays.

Bridge is at 10:55 a.m. Mondays and Wednesdays. 

Happy Hookers needlework group meets from noon – 3 p.m. Thursdays.

Mah-jongg lessons are 9 a.m. Tuesdays. Play from 9:30 a.m. – noon. 

Tai Chi classes are 9-10 a.m. Mondays. 

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