Community Calendar

February 2, 2009

By Staff


Mountains to Sound Greenway is hosting multiple volunteer events for trail maintenance in the rugged Squak Mountain State Park Feb. 7, 14 and 21. Events usually run from 9 a.m. – 3 p.m., with half-day options also available. Great for individuals, families, groups, and work teams — no experience required. Find out more or sign up at or call 206-812-0122.The Clark Elementary School PTSA host a two-day workshop “Making Connections Thru the Arts” 9 a.m. – 4 p.m. Feb. 7 and from noon – 4 p.m. Feb. 8 at Clark Elementary School, 500 2nd Ave. The training is open to all art docents, teachers and community members interested in bringing more art into the classrooms for Issaquah students. The training is funded in part by the Issaquah Arts Commission, artEAST Issaquah and the Issaquah PTSA councils. Contact or go to for registration information.

Life Line Screening, the nation’s leading provider of preventive health screenings, will be at Gibson Hall, 105 Newport Way S.W., on Feb. 12. Appointments will begin at 9 a.m. Preregistration is required. A complete screening package now includes a new heart rhythm screening, which checks for irregular heartbeat, a major risk factor for stroke. Call 800-697-9721 toll-free or go to 

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.



Leading the Wave, the Elder and Adult Day Services 25th anniversary luncheon, is from 11:30 a.m. – 1:15 p.m. Feb. 5 at The Golf Club at Newcastle, 15500 Six Penny Lane, Newcastle. Keynote speaker is Dr. John Medina, author of “Brain Rules: 12 Principles for Surviving and Thriving at Work, Home and School.” While there is no charge, each attendee is asked to make a donation. RSVP by calling 206-859-5708.

IHOP plans to raise $1 million for local children’s hospitals and charities during National Pancake Day on Feb. 24. From 7 a.m. – 10 p.m., the Issaquah IHOP, 1433 N.W. Sammamish Road, joins restaurants nationwide to offer a free short stack of buttermilk pancakes. In return, guests are asked to donate what they would have paid for the pancakes, or more, to local children’s hospitals and other local charities. Go to



Come hear a live audio chat, “Why Prayer Is Better Than Cupid,” at 11 a.m. Feb. 10 in the Christian Science Reading Room, 195 Front St. The chat could help you discover the indicators of a genuine love.

St. Joseph Catholic Church offers the following faith enrichment and community opportunities at its Issaquah location, 220 Mountain Park Blvd. S.W. Call 392-5516. Suggested donations at the door are $25 for a family and $10 per individual.

Mass at 6 p.m. followed by adoration and night prayers at 8:45 p.m. Feb. 4.

First Saturday Mass, 10 a.m. Feb. 7.

Faith United Methodist Church hosts a free movie, “Fireproof: Never Leave Your Partner Behind,” from 6-7 p.m. Feb. 6. The movie will be the kickoff for a six-week sermon series that begins Feb. 8 and also a six-session study led by The Rev. John Brewer using the “Fireproof Your Marriage” study. This class series meets 6:45-8:15 p.m. Mondays Feb. 9 to March 16. Register with the office at 392-0123, ext 2. 

St. Joseph Catholic Church offers faith enrichment opportunities beginning Lent with Ash Wednesday Masses and Distribution of Ashes on Feb. 25 at its Issaquah location, 220 Mountain Park Blvd. S.W. Call 392-5516. Go to for daily and weekend Mass times.



Stroller Strides is from 9-9:50 a.m. through March 6 at the community center. There is a $25 joining fee. Work out with your baby, meet other moms and get in shape. Bring your baby in a stroller, a water bottle and a towel or mat for abdominal work and stretching. Call 253-630-4147 or go to

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

The Magical World of Russian artist Marc Chagall from 7-9 p.m. Feb. 9. Fee is $15.

Lunch with a Bunch of Birds: Holy Crows from noon – 2 p.m. Feb. 13. This special presentation features the work of more than 25 Northwest artists.

Microcosmic! The Art of Paul Klee, Juan Miro and Hans Arp from 7-9 p.m. Feb. 18 and 25. Fee is $30.

“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 Childcare is available by pre-registration only. 

REI offers the following free classes at its Issaquah location, 735 N.W. Gilman Blvd. Call 313-1660 for details.

Snowshoeing 101, 7 p.m. Feb. 10. 

Prep for Rainier, 7 p.m. Feb. 24.


Issaquah Library

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

The Teen and Senior Knitting Group meets at 2:30 p.m. Feb. 4. Learn how to cast on, knit, purl and make a warm item to donate to charity.

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

The Dungeons and Dragons Gaming Group meets at 2:30 p.m. Feb. 9 and 23.

Brown Tones Story Tellers presents “A Visit with Aunt Harriet” at 7 p.m. Feb. 10 with Karol Brown. Visit with “Aunt Harriet” as she remembers her heroic struggle to bring slaves to freedom along the Underground Railroad. This inspiring one-woman show recreates the life of the woman who became known as the “Moses of Her People.”

The Manga Group meets at 2:30 p.m. Feb. 11 and 25. Draw your own manga and get published in the Manga Club Zine.

“Discovering A-Y-P: A Community Research Project” is from 6-8 p.m. Feb. 17. Learn how to research historical evidence connected with the Alaskan-Yukon-Pacific Exposition, Seattle’s first World’s Fair in 1909. For ages 14 and older. Register by going to or calling 206-324-1126, ext. 30.

Amazement Magic Show!, featuring magician Jeff Evans, is at 10 and 11 a.m. Feb. 17. One hundred free tickets for each show will be handed out at the reference desk at 10 a.m. on the day of the event.

The Issaquah Library Book Discussion Group meets at 6:30 p.m. Feb. 25 to discuss “Three Cups of Tea: One Man’s Mission to Promote Peace…One School at a Time,” by Greg Mortenson.



The Parks & Recreation Youth Center, 301 Rainier Blvd. S., will be closed Feb. 16 for Presidents Day.


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.

Astoria Combo performs from 1:30-3:30 p.m. Feb. 20. Dessert will be served.

Income tax preparation appointments are available from 9 a.m. – 3 p.m. through April 14.

Eastside Fire & Rescue presents Safe Steps, about preventing falls and fire safety, at 11 a.m. Feb. 24.

The Senior Center offers the following day trips through the month of February: 

Snoqualmie Casino, 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. Feb. 4 — $5

Ladies Breakfast at Black Diamond Bakery, 9 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. Feb. 5 — $5

North Bend Outlet Mall and Tweded’s Café, 10 a.m. – 2:30 p.m. Feb. 9 — $5

Washington State History Museum Tacoma, 9 a.m. – 3 p.m. Feb. 11 — $14

Sweet Sweet Tour to Theo’s Chocolates and lunch at Fremont Docks, 11 a.m. – 3:30 p.m. Feb. 18 — $12

Imax “Mystery of the Nile”, 9:45 a.m. – 2 p.m. Feb. 23 — $12

Hydroplane & Raceboat Museum with lunch at Kent Station’s Duke’s Chowder House, 9:30 a.m. – 2 p.m. Feb. 26 — $10

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

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

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. Thursdays. Fee is $5.

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

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

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. Wednesdays.

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

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. Thursdays.

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

Bridge is from 10:55 a.m. – 3 p.m. Mondays and Wednesdays. 

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

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

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

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

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