Community Calendar

October 15, 2008

By Staff

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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


A volunteer orientation meeting for 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

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. This free show features thousands of handcrafted folk art and country décor items, fall and Halloween decorations, jewelry, soaps, candles, home furnishings, garden décor and gourmet foods. Call 413-1004.

Join the Mountains to Sound Greenway this fall to plant native trees from 9 a.m. – 3 p.m., with half-day options also available, Oct. 18 and 25 at Lake Sammamish State Park. No experience is required. Learn more or sign up at or call 206-812-0122.

The St. Michael and All Angels Episcopal Church choir hosts an Oktoberfest celebration from 6-8 p.m. Oct. 18 at 325 S.E. Darst St. Cost is $10 per person, with a maximum of $25 per family. Call 392-3215.

A community forum, “The New Urbanism,” is at 7 p.m. Oct. 18 at Blakely Hall in the Issaquah Highlands. Guest speaker is Dr. David Wang, of Washington State University. Call 206-701-0350.

Local members of the nonprofit Disabled American Veterans will present a veterans information seminar at 1:30 p.m. Oct. 18 at the Bellevue Regional Library, 1111 110th Ave., Bellevue. Like all DAV services, this seminar is free to all veterans and members of their families. Call 206-220-6225.

Gravity Janes hosts a First Responders Appreciation Day for all police, fire, military and EMT personnel from 9 a.m. – 3 p.m. Oct. 19 at 1290 N.W. Mall St. Included are three free workouts, a short lecture, fitness demonstrations and more. Register for workouts and get more information at or call 677-8183.

October is Adopt-A-Dog month at the Seattle Humane Society. Those who are considering adopting can sign up to attend the “Let’s Get a Dog!” workshop from 6:30-8:30 p.m. Oct. 23 at the society. Learn more or sign up by calling 641-0080.

Dive-in Movie Night is from 7-9 p.m. Oct. 24 at the Julius Boehm Pool. The cost is $10 per family, $4 per adult and $3 per youth. Call 837-3350.

The Issaquah Highlands Council hosts the eighth annual Green Halloween Festival from 3-6 p.m. Oct. 24 in the Issaquah Highlands. There will be a haunted house and a brand new Boo Bash (teen dance). E-mail or call 507-1137.

Bhartiyam invites the community to its Biwali Celebration from 5-9 p.m. Oct. 25 at the Pacific Cascade Freshman Campus, 24635 S.E. Issaquah- Fall City Road. There will be a cultural program, lights, diyas, ramleela, live music and puja followed by dinner. Get tickets or learn more at

The Issaquah Ham Radio Support Group meeting Issaquah talk-in 146.56 MHz, is at 7:30 p.m. Oct. 27 at the police station, 130 E. Sunset Way. Call 392-5609. 

The 5th District Democrats present for American Democracy Movie Night “Recount” from 7-9:30 p.m. Oct. 29 at Gibson Hall, 105 Newport Way. 

Dinner and the Issues In American Democracy discussion group, co-sponsored by the 5th District Democrats and the Democrats of Inglewood Neighborhood, meets from 6:30-9 p.m. Oct. 30 at the Sammamish Public Library, 825 228th Ave. N.E. Guest speaker is 5th District Democratic senatorial candidate Phyllis Huster. Both events are free and open to the public. Call 836-4220 or e-mail


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.


Meadow Creek Church, 65 Front St. S., hosts a monthly foster parent support group from 6-7:15 p.m. the last Thursday of each month (with the exception of November and December, due to the holidays). Call 391-1876.

The St. Michael and All Angels Episcopal Church hosts the fifth annual All Hallows’ Celebration, a Youth Ministries Sunday, Oct. 26. The pageant rehearsal starts at 9:15 a.m. Children arrive in costume at 10 a.m. for worship; family express drop-in is at 10:30 a.m. Call 392-3215.


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 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): 

4“Parenting Teens:” From 7-9 p.m. Wednesdays through Nov. 5. 

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

Issaquah Library

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

Join the class “Packing Light and Right,” about the latest in lightweight luggage and professionally packed bag, 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.

Get information about the next year’s switch to digital TV at the class, “Digital Television Transition: Are You Ready?” 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. 22. Come practice your manga drawing skills. 

Talk Time for adults, an opportunity to practice your English skills in a fun and friendly environment, is at 6:30 p.m. Thursdays and 1 p.m. Mondays.

Preschool story times, for ages 3-5 with an adult, is at 11 a.m. Mondays and 1 p.m. Tuesdays.

Spanish story times, for families with children ages 3-12, is at 7 p.m. Mondays.

Toddler story times, for ages 2-3 with an adult, is 11 a.m. Tuesdays and 10:30 and 11:30 a.m. Thursdays.

Young toddler story times, for ages 12-24 months with an adult, is 10 and 11 a.m. Wednesdays.

Study Zone is back in session for grades K-12 to drop-in for homework help. Find one near you at


The districtwide middle school dance, for grades six through eight, is from 7-10 p.m. Oct. 17 at the community center. The cost is $5 with photo identification. Parent volunteers are always needed. Call 837-3317.

Toddler Time, for children ages 1-3, is from 8 a.m. – noon Monday through Friday at the community center. At the indoor playground are cars, bikes, slides, wagons and lots more to discover. Parents are responsible for their own children. The cost is $2 per child. Call 837-3300.

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. 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 and fourth Wednesday. 

A conditioning and stretching class is from 9:30-10:15 a.m. Tuesdays. Fee is $16.

Line dancing classes are from 10-11 a.m. Thursdays. Fee is $5.

A drawing and painting class is from 11:30 a.m. – 1 p.m. Tuesdays. The fee for this eight-week course is $120.

Stay Active & Independent for Life classes are from 9:30-10:30 a.m. Wednesdays and Fridays through Nov. 12. The fee is $35.

The center offers the following day trips:

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

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

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

4 Lucy’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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