Community Calendar

October 1, 2008

By Staff


A volunteer orientation meeting for the the Sammamish Rotary’s Nightmare At Beaver Lake is from 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 or go to kickoff meeting of the Northwest Biodiesel Network for the benefit of residents east of Lake Washington is at 7 p.m. Oct. 6 at the Railroad Depot, 205 McClellan St., North Bend. Free regular meetings will then be held from 7-9 p.m. the second Wednesday of every month at the same location. Call 503-9876.

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.

Oktoberfest, presented by the Knights of Columbus Council No. 9833, is at 6:30 p.m. Oct 11 at Mary, Queen of Peace Church, 1121 228th Ave. S.E., Sammamish. Cost is $15 for adults; $10 for children and seniors. Proceeds will benefit Knights of Columbus charitable causes and services. Call 391-1178 for tickets.

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.


Curves of Issaquah hosts Girls Night In from 6-9 p.m. Oct. 25 to raise funds for the American Cancer Society. Singer Olivia Newton-John will deliver a special message via DVD. There will be fun, food, prizes and a silent auction. Tickets are $20. Call 392-2330.


Herb Pfiffner, executive director of the Union Gospel Mission, will be the honored speaker at 9:30 and 11 a.m. Oct. 12 at Issaquah Christian Church, 10328 Issaquah-Hobart Road S.E. He will speak about the history of Union Gospel Mission since 1932, the new Hope Place women’s and children’s shelter opening in the spring of 2009, and the One Meal…One Hope Challenge (a fundraiser started in Issaquah for purchasing meals for those in need). Call 392-5848 or go to



Learn to release tension and build strength through yoga in a supportive and knowledgeable community at The Yoga Barn for free 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.

St. Joseph School Issaquah-Snoqualmie hosts “Parenting Well in a Media Age” at 7 p.m. Oct. 6 at Mary, Queen of Peace Church, 1121 228th Ave. SE, Sammamish. The presenter is Gloria DeGaetano, nationally and internationally acclaimed educator, best-selling author, speaker, and founder and CEO of the Parent Coaching Institute. Call 313-9129.

The Issaquah Surgery Center hosts Athena Urology – Restoring Women’s Bladder Control “Don’t Make Me Laugh” seminar from 7-8 p.m. Oct. 7 at 6505 226th Place S.E., Suite No. 102. Learn about what can be done for relief, options for permanent relief and the latest technological advances. Call 392-8611.

Square dance classes, for all levels, are from 6-8 p.m. Oct. 11 at The Center for Dance, 30540 S.E. 84th St, Preston. Wear casual clothes and comfortable shoes. Cost is $7 for adults; $3 for teens. Call 281-3317. Go to

Squak Mt. Greenhouses and Nursery, 7600 Renton-Issaquah Road S.E., offers the free seminars, “Winter Designs,” at 10:30 a.m. Oct. 11, and “To Bed for Winter,” at 10:30 a.m. Oct. 18. No registration is required. Go to 

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.

Friends of Youth Issaquah offers the parenting classes “Parenting Teens” from 7-9 p.m. Wednesdays through Nov. 5 and “Parenting 2-12 Year Olds” from 7-9 p.m. Thursdays through Nov. 6 at 414 Front St. N. Cost of both is $45 for one parent; $60 for a couple. Scholarships are available. Call 392-6367. 

Friends of Youth and the Issaquah School District presents the “Guiding Good Choices Parenting Series” from 6-8 p.m. 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

Issaquah Library

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

“The Marginal State at the Center: Pakistan,” a lecture about Pakistan and its foreign policies by Keith Snodgrass of the Henry M. Jackson School of International Studies at the University of Washington, is at 7 p.m. Oct. 7.

Meet members of the Washington Civil War Association at 3 p.m. Oct. 11 as they discuss their activities and honor the ancestors who fought in or lived during the American Civil War.

Join the class “Packing Light and Right,” about the latest in lightweight luggage and professionally packed bags, at 7 p.m. Oct. 21. 

The Issaquah Library Book Discussion Group meets at 6:30 p.m. Oct. 22 to discuss the short stories of Edgar Allen Poe.

“Digital Television Transition: Are You Ready?” — A class about next year’s switch to digital TV is at 6:30 p.m. Oct. 22.

The class “How to Find Passion for Meaningful Work” is at 7 p.m. Oct. 28.

Learn to write a 175-page novel by midnight, Nov. 30, in the class “National Novel Writing Month” at 7 p.m. Oct. 28.

The Manga Club meets at 2:30 p.m. Oct. 8 and 22. Come practice your manga drawing skills. 

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 flu shot clinic is from 9 a.m. – 1 p.m. Oct. 8 and 15. Call to make an appointment. 

The center’s annual presentation on Priority Footcare and Diabetic Shoes, a benefit available through Medicare, is at 11 a.m. Oct. 16. Qualified seniors are eligible to receive one free pair of therapeutic shoes a year.

An AARP driver safety class is from 10 a.m. – 3 p.m. Oct. 17 and 21. Cost is $10. The two day course covers road safety.

Eastside Fire & Rescue hosts “Safe Steps: Health Safety and Independence for Seniors” at 11 a.m. Oct. 21. This is a community campaign for seniors in King County with a focus on preventing falls and providing fire safety education.

Oktoberfest is Oct. 24. Listen to German polkas starting at 11 a.m. and enjoy a German lunch at noon.

Halloween luncheon is at 11:30 a.m. Oct. 31. Reserve your spot for lunch early. There will be a costume contest as well as games, prizes and treats.

A book/article discussion group meets from 10:30-11:30 a.m. the second Wednesday. 

The center offers the following day trips:

4Coast Guard Museum and Waterfront Lunch from 9:30 a.m. – 2:30 p.m. Oct. 6. Fee is $5.

4Tulalip Casino from 10 a.m. – 5 p.m. Oct. 8.

4Ladies Breakfast at Huckleberry Square in Burien from 9 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. Oct. 9. Fee is $5.

4Martingale Publishing Tour from 11 a.m. – 3 p.m. Oct. 13.

4Lattin’s Country Cider Mill and Farm in Olympia from 11 a.m. – 4 p.m. Oct. 15. Fee is $16.

4Holiday Food and Gift Festival at the Tacoma Dome from 10 a.m. – 5 p.m. Oct. 22. Fee is $7. 

4Uptown Glass Blowing Party from 9:30 a.m. – 3 p.m. Oct. 27. Fee is $34.

4Lucy’s Legacy at Seattle Center from 9:30 a.m. – 3 p.m. Oct. 29. Fee is $22.

Appointments can be made for foot care clinics every Thursday. A new, lower fee is only $25 per person. Payment will now be made at the front desk. Remember to bring a small towel with you.

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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