Community Calendar

December 22, 2008

By Staff


The Issaquah Christian Church’s annual Christmas Tree Lot is open from 10 a.m. – 9 p.m. Monday – Friday and from 9 a.m. – 9 p.m. Saturday and Sunday, through Dec. 24, at 10328 Issaquah-Hobart Road, S.E. All proceeds from tree sales go to support church missions, including home building in Mexico. In addition to a variety of trees, stands and ornaments, there will also be hot chocolate, apple cider, coffee and cookies served, accompanied by Christmas songs. Call 392-5848 or go to and Cookalicious Club, two groups with a mission to bring fun and learning into children’s lives, present New Year Nibbles, an afternoon of cooking, classes and crafts, from 10 a.m. – noon Jan. 18, at Sponge’s Eastside location, 375 N.W. Gilman Blvd. Mini language classes in Spanish, Mandarin, French and Japanese are from 10:30-11:30 a.m. The event is free and geared toward children up to age 7 and their families. RSVP by calling 274-5188 or e-mailing Be sure and specify which language you are interested in for the class. Learn more at 

Appointments are now being taken to donate blood when the Puget Sound Blood Center blood mobile comes to the Issaquah Community Center all day Jan. 30. Sign up by calling 1-800-398-7888 toll-free.



Our Savior Lutheran Church, 745 Front St. S., offers the following schedule of services through December (call 392-4169):

Christmas Eve Service of the Word, Carols and Candlelight at 7 and 9 p.m. Dec. 24 

Service of Carols and Candlelight, with holy communion at 11 p.m. Dec. 24

Christmas Day Service, with holy communion, 10 a.m. Dec. 25

Chabad of the Central Cascades, 24121 S.E. Black Nugget Road, offers the following free classes (register at 

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.



Yoga Barn offers a free intro to qigong, from noon – 1:15 p.m. Jan. 4, at 660 N.W. Gilman Blvd. This gentle practice from the ancient Chinese health care system incorporates movement, breath and focused intention. Space is limited, so call 427-0038 or go to to preregister.


Issaquah Library

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

The library will be closed Dec. 24 and 25 in observance of Christmas and will close at 5 p.m. Dec. 31 for New Year’s Eve.

The opera preview of “The Pearl Fishers,” by Georges Bizet, is at 7 p.m. Dec. 29.

The Dungeons and Dragons Gaming Group meets at 2:30 p.m. Jan. 5 and 26. 

The Manga Group meets at 2:30 p.m. Jan. 14 and 28.

“This Land is Our Land: Artists Paint America” is at 7 p.m. Jan. 13. This presentation takes you on a journey from the East Coast to the West Coast, focusing on early to mid-century artists who portrayed the American landscape.

The Strategy Games Group meets at 2:30 p.m. Jan. 21.

The Issaquah Library Book Discussion Group meets at 6:30 p.m. Jan. 28 for “Loving Frank,” by Nancy Horan.

“Starting a New Business: Options to Consider” is at 10:30 a.m. Jan. 31. Join Ed Moizan, Seattle SCORE business counselor and learn how to build a successful startup plan.

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



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.

The senior center will be closed after lunch at 1 p.m. Dec. 23 for the holidays and reopens Jan. 5.

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.

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

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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