Community Calendar

September 23, 2008

By Staff


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 Issaquah Chamber of Commerce hosts the I-90 Networking Breakfast at 7:30 a.m. Sept. 26 at the Issaquah Holiday Inn, 1801 12th Ave. N.W. Join members of the Issaquah, Sammamish, Snoqualmie Valley, Mercer Island and Newcastle chambers for lots of interactive networking, so bring plenty of business cards. For more information and to make your reservation, go to or call 392-7024.

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.

The League of Women Voters of Seattle, Issaquah Day and Evening Units, combine to host a Ballot Issues Forum on local issues, including  Sammamish and Bellevue parks and Issaquah fire district, Sound Transit and King County charter amendments, at 6:30 p.m. Oct. 6 at the Issaquah Service Center, 960 Newport Way N.W. Call 206-329-4848.

Meet Civil War Re-enactors from the Washington Civil War Association, as they honor those who fought in or lived during the American Civil War, at 3 p.m. Oct. 11 at the Issaquah library, 10 West Sunset Way. Call 392-5430.

The Sammamish Kiwanis Club sponsors its annual Ski and Sport Swap from 9 a.m. – 2 p.m. Oct. 11 at Pine Lake Covenant Church’s gym, 1715 228th St., Sammamish. Learn more at

The Issaquah History Museums Autumn History Program presents Issaquah’s Oral History Video Project at 11 a.m. Oct. 11 in the train depot. Preview a series of film shorts that feature oral history narration by 25 longtime residents of Issaquah. Each film short features excerpts from their interviews, along with narration and still images. The film shorts will eventually air on Channel 21, Issaquah’s cable station. Admission is free and refreshments will be provided. Call 392-3500.

Eastside Mothers & More hosts an open house from 7-9 p.m. Oct. 14 at East Shore Unitarian Church, 12700 S.E. 32nd St., Bellevue. Learn more at

The Issaquah Chamber of Commerce hosts the Eastside Job Fair from noon – 5 p.m. Oct. 16 at Pickering Farm. Learn about sponsorships and employer tables by calling 392-7024.

The Vasa Park Fall Craft Show is from 10 a.m. – 7 p.m. Oct. 16 and from 10 a.m. – 5 p.m. Oct. 17 at 3549 W. Lake Sammamish Parkway S.E. Call 413-1004.

The Pickering Barn Christmas Craft Show is from 10 a.m. – 7 p.m. Oct. 30 and from 10 a.m. – 5 p.m. Nov. 1 at the Pickering Place Shopping Center. Call 413-1004.

The Vasa Park Christmas Craft Show is from 10 a.m. – 7 p.m. Nov. 20-21 and from 10 a.m. – 5 p.m. Nov. 22 at 3549 W. Lake Sammamish Parkway S.E. Call 413-1004.



Cold Stone Creamery hosts the “World’s Largest Ice Cream Social,” a fundraising event to benefit the Make-A-Wish Foundation of America  from 5-8 p.m. Sept. 25 at the Issaquah store, 6100 East Lake Sammamish Parkway. Try one of two new flavors developed by Make a Wish children and donate to the national organization. Call 206-334-0234.

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 



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.

Bring your questions about happiness to a live audio chat at the Christian Science Reading Room, 194 Front St. N., at 11 a.m. Sept. 30 and join others who want to know joy as a present reality in their lives. Call 392-8140.

Bible Study Fellowship Sammamish Day Women hosts an introduction class for interested women and children from 9:15-11:15 a.m. Oct. 2 at Pine Lake Covenant Church, 1715 228th Ave. S.E. The life of Moses will be studied. Call 392-9271.


Learn to release tension and build strength through yoga in a supportive and knowledgeable community at The Yoga Barn for free at a Sunday class from noon – 1:30 p.m. Oct. 5 at 660 N.W. Gilman Blvd. Space is limited. Call 427-0038 or go to to pre-register.

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

  • Master Gardener Clinics: 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. Saturdays through Sept. 27. 
  • 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 through Nov. 25. To register, call 392-8636 or go to 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. This course helps parents and children (toddlers to teens) establish a rewarding relationship built upon love and trust. 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. 

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

Baby Boot Camp, a free pre- and post-natal fitness class for new mothers, is from 9:30-10:30 a.m. Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays at Preston Athletic Fields, 30500 S.E. 87th Place. Call 443-7412 or go to


Issaquah Library

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

Hear Arleen Williams discuss her book, “The Thirty-Ninth Victim” about her sister Maureen, the 39th victim of the Green River killer, from 7-9 p.m. Sept. 30. This insightful and heart-wrenching memoir tells the story of her family’s journey. 


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 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 from 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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