Community calendar

January 19, 2009

By Staff


The Issaquah REI has partnered with the city of Issaquah and Mountains to Sound Greenway to host a day of wetland cleanup, invasive plant removal and native plant staking at 9 a.m. Jan. 24 at 735 N.W. Gilman Blvd., directly behind the REI store. Bring rubber boots and dress warmly. Register at are 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.

The Cedar Hills Citizen Review Committee hosts a public meeting from 7-8:30 p.m. Jan. 28 at the Cedar Hills Landfill, 16645 228th Ave. S.E., Maple Valley. Call 206-205-7182.

Habitat for Humanity of East King County is hosting a volunteer information meeting from 6:30-7:30 p.m. Feb. 2 at the Issaquah Library Administrative Service Center Public Meeting Room (2A/B), 960 Newport Way N.W. Come learn about volunteer opportunities and ask questions. Or sign up to volunteer at or call a volunteer coordinator at 869-6007.

The American Red Cross presents the ninth annual CPR Saturday Feb. 28 in honor of Renton Heart Month. This is open to everyone. Students will get free training and testing in adult CPR. Classes at Renton Technical College begin at 8, 9:30 and 11 a.m. and 12:30 and 2 p.m. Spanish and ASL class start times are different. Participants must pre-register online at or call 206-726-3534.



The Issaquah Food Bank accepts online cash donations, nonperishable food and usable clothing items (especially children’s and infants clothing). Drop off food and clothing donations at 179 First Ave. S.E. Make online donations at The food bank is open to clients from 10 a.m. – 1 p.m. Tuesdays through Thursdays and from 5-7 p.m. the first and third Tuesday of the month. Volunteers are also needed. Call 392-4123 or 392-5836.



St. Joseph Catholic Church offers the faith enrichment lecture by the Rev. James Eblen about “Ecumenism in the 21st Century,” focusing on ways in which Christian churches can grow closer as the body of Christ, at 7 p.m. Jan 26 at its Issaquah location, 220 Mountain Park Blvd. S.W. Call 392-5516.

Come hear a live audio chat, “Looking for Work? Polish Your Spiritual Resume,” at 11 a.m. Jan. 27 at the Christian Science Reading Room, 195 Front St. You will learn how spiritual qualities, such as intelligence, integrity, flexibility, joy, love and strength can be developed in ways that will guide your employment quest.

Our Savior Lutheran Church presents “A Deeper Well” discussion group at 8 p.m. the last Tuesday of the month through June, at the Issaquah Brew House, 35 W. Sunset Way. Call 392-4169, ext. 105, or e-mail

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.



In the wake of the recent flooding, the Federal Emergency Management Agency and The Home Depot are teaming up to teach residents how to safely re-enter their homes after a flood, take steps to salvage belongings and clean the entire home. These tips will include mold mitigation and how to regain a healthy home. The clinics at the Issaquah Home Depot are from noon-1 p.m. and from 2-3 p.m. Jan. 24 and 31, at 6200 E. Lake Sammamish Parkway. Call 391-8467.

The Mad Scrapper offers free scrapbooking classes from 6:30-8:30 p.m. Thursdays. Each week features a new project. Call to register, as space is limited. Supply list, instructions and project samples are available in the store or see a sneak preview online at Call 427-8871. 

The Sri Chinmoy Centre of Seattle hosts a free workshop, “Learn to Meditate,” from 7-8:30 p.m. Jan. 27 at the King County Library Service Center, 960 Newport Way N.W. Call 206-322-2600.

ArtEAST offers the following workshops at UP Front [art] gallery at 48 Front St. N. (call 392-3191 or go to

Art Appreciation — Women Surrealists from 7-9 p.m. Jan. 26. Fee is $30. The Lonely Light of Edward Hopper, from 7-9 p.m. Jan. 28. Fee is $15.

Creative Earrings from 10 a.m. – 1 p.m., Jan. 21. Fee is $40.

Paint Your Cake & Eat it Too! Plein-air Pastries, Introduction to Oil Paints from 11 a.m. – 2 p.m. Jan. 31. Fee is $55.

Author Dan Nelson discusses his book, “Snowshoe Routes Washington,” at 7 p.m. Jan. 27 at the Issaquah REI store, 735 N.W. Gilman Blvd. After the free class, Nelson will answer questions and sign copies of his book. Call 313-1660.

The free seminar, “Pruning for Health and Beauty,” presented by city horticulturist Alan Haywood, is at 10:30 a.m. Jan. 31 at Squak Mt. Greenhouses and Nursery, 7600 Renton-Issaquah Road S.E. Call 392-1025.

“Divorce Recovery,” a seminar for those going through separation or divorce or trying to move on after divorce, is Tuesday evenings at 7 p.m. Feb. 10 – April 21 at Pine Lake Covenant Church 1715 228th Ave. S.E., Sammamish. Register by calling 392-8636 or going to Child care is available by pre-registration only. 


Issaquah Library

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

The Strategy Games Group for teens meets at 2:30 p.m. Jan. 21 to play “Guitar Hero,” “Dance Dance Revolution” and “Smash Bros Brawl,” and share gaming strategies. 

The Dungeons & Dragons Gaming Group for teens meets at 2:30 p.m. Jan. 26. Bring your own dice.

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

The Manga Group for teens meets at 2:30 p.m. Jan. 28.

“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.

“eBay I — The ‘Basics’ of eBay Selling,” presented by the King County Library System, kicks off Ficscal Fitness, a special program series for adults. The class is from 10 a.m. – 1 p.m. Feb. 7 at the Issaquah Library. 


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 center offers the following day trips in January:

The Seattle Public Library Tour, 9:15 a.m. – 2 p.m. Jan. 21, $6

Ghosts of Pike Place Market, 9:45 a.m. – 3 p.m. Jan. 23, $18

Crossroads Mall, 11 a.m. – 3:30 p.m. Jan. 26, $5

Lunch at the Old Spaghetti Factory, 11 a.m. – 2:30 p.m. Jan. 28, $5

An AARP Driver Safety Course is from 10 a.m. – 3 p.m. Jan. 21. Fee is $14, or $12 for AARP members.

Lunch bunch features an easy, healthy lunch option, based on the Healthy Living Lecture Series. Fee is $3.

Winterizing Your Home: A Cold Weather Guide to Your Utilities seminar is at 11 a.m. Jan. 27.

A free class, Fearless Phoning: Cell Phone Help For You, is at 2:45 p.m. Jan. 28.

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

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

A basic drawing class is from 1-3 p.m. Mondays, Jan. 5-26. Fee is $50.

Stay Active & Independent for Life classes are from 9:30-10:30 a.m. Wednesdays and Fridays Jan. 7 – Feb. 6. Fee is $35.

Computer Lab Tutor teaches free basic skills from 1-2 p.m. Tuesday. 

Still Life Painting Class, for all levels of experience, is from 1-3 p.m. Mondays, Feb. 2-23. Fee is $50.

Keyboard Music For Adults is from 1-2 p.m. Thursdays, Jan. 8 – Feb. 26. Fee is $90. Keyboards will be provided. 

Activity night is from 6-9 p.m. Wednesday.

Open Craft Time is at 10 a.m. Thursday.

Appointments can be made for foot care clinics every Thursday. Fee is $25.

A writers’ call is from 10:30-11:30 a.m. the first and third Wednesday. 

Cards are played at 9:30 a.m. Thursday.

Pinochle is from 1-3 p.m. Tuesday.

Bridge is from 10:55 a.m. – 3 p.m. Monday and Wednesday. 

Happy Hookers needlework group meets from noon – 3 p.m. Thursday.

Mahjong is from 9 a.m. – noon Tuesday.  

Tai Chi classes are from 9-10 a.m. Monday.

A Sing Along is at 11:15 a.m. the third Friday.

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