Community Calendar

October 22, 2008

By Staff


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. 25 at Lake Sammamish State Park. No experience is required. Learn more or sign up at or call 206-812-0122.

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.

Volunteer Steve Grate leads a hike to the site of one of Issaquah’s mine workings Oct. 25. Gather at the depot at 10 a.m. for a brief presentation and slide show on the history of the Issaquah and Superior mining operations. The hike will last about two and a half hours and cover approximately two miles over easy terrain. The cost is $3 per person for members of the Issaquah History museums, $6 per person for nonmembers. Call 392-3500 or e-mail for a registration form. Hikes are held rain or shine. It’s recommended you bring water and a sack lunch and leave animal companions at home.

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, who will discuss election fraud and precautions voters can take. Both events are free and open to the public. Call 836-4220 or e-mail

The Pickering Barn Holiday Gift Show is from 10 a.m. – 7 p.m. Oct. 30 and 31 and from 10 a.m. – 5 p.m. Nov. 1 at Pickering Barn, 1730 10th Ave. N.W. This free show features handcrafted Thanksgiving and Christmas décor items, jewelry, soaps, candles, home furnishings, garden décor items and gourmet foods. Call 413-1004.



Spirit of Peace United Church of Christ preschoolers and young children have kicked off “Worth your Weight in Food,” a food drive for the Issaquah Food Bank and are collecting food donations equal to their combined weight of 659.5 pounds. Donations will be accepted from 9 a.m. – noon Oct. 26 and Nov. 2 at the Pine Lake Community Center, 21333 S.E. 20th St., Sammamish. The food bank needs juice and protein items, especially peanut butter, tuna fish and chili. For mid-week deliveries or questions, call 391-6498. 

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.



Come to the Christian Science Reading Room to hear the live audio chat “Prayer as Election Day Approaches” at 11 a.m. Oct. 28, at 195 Front St. N. Learn how spirituality can offset personal feelings or attachments to a candidate or party. Call 643-2234.

Moms In Touch is a nondenominational, Bible-centered prayer support group for all moms whose children attend Pine Lake Middle School or the Pacific Cascade Freshman Campus. Join them for an hour of prayer at 9:20 a.m. Fridays at 4119 W. Lake Sammamish Parkway S.E., Bellevue. Call 746-4561.

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.



Pine Lake Covenant Church offers “Divorce Recovery,” a seminar for those trying to move on from divorce, Tuesdays through Nov. 25. The class is open to the community. 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.


Issaquah Library

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

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

The Dungeons & Dragons Gaming Group meets at 2:30 p.m. Oct. 24 for middle and high school students only. Bring your own dice and guides. The library provides space, core guides, campaign chart, drawing supplies, photocopies and refreshments. 

The public is invited to learn about the digital television transition at the Issaquah library at 3 p.m. Oct. 25. Kris McGowan, of the Federal Communications Commission, will talk about how to prepare for the switch of analog television to digital television Feb. 17.

The class, “How to Find Passion for Meaningful Work,” presented by communication and presentation skills trainer and coach Pamela Ziemann, 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.


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.

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.

The center offers the following day trips:

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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