Community calendar

February 9, 2009

By Staff


The City of Issaquah Parks and Recreation Department is offering the following upcoming events. For more information or to register, call the Issaquah Parks and Recreation Department at 837-3300 or go to Skwimage — Skwim is played in the deep end of the pool with a soft disk, goals and fins, from 6:30-8:30 p.m. Feb. 20 at Julius Boehm Pool. Fees are $10 per family, $4 per adult and $3 per youth.

Dive in Movie Night — 7-9 p.m. Feb. 13, Julius Boehm Pool. Fees are $10 per family, $4 per adult and  $3 per youth.

Mountains to Sound Greenway is hosting multiple volunteer events for trail maintenance in the rugged Squak Mountain State Park Feb. 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. 

At 9 a.m. Feb. 16, the Mountains to Sound Greenway will also host two service projects for high school students. Projects include potting at the Native Plant Nursery in Issaquah and ecological restoration at the Three Forks Natural Area in Snoqualmie. Sixty high school students from across the greenway will work to improve local natural areas. Work, done throughout the year, includes removing invasive weeds and planting native trees. 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.



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.

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



St. Joseph Catholic Church offers the following faith enrichment opportunities at its Issaquah location, 220 Mountain Park Blvd. S.W. Call 392-5516. 

“Sacrament of Marriage & Annulments” — a class with Q&A session, at 9 a.m. and 7 p.m. Feb 16.

Lent begins on Ash Wednesday. Masses with distribution of ashes at 9 a.m. and 7 p.m. Feb 25.

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Bellevue Community College’s Center for Career Connections is offering four free, public workshops on career planning and job hunting. Register by calling 564-2279 or e-mailing Learn more at

“Salary Negotiation” is from 12:30-2 p.m. Feb. 25. Learn nonconfrontational strategies that can add significant money to your lifetime career earnings.

“Cover Letter Review” is from 10:30-11:20 a.m. Feb. 26. Learn about cover letters, letters of inquiry and self-marketing letters and how to use them to be more competitive in the job market. 

“Are you LinkedIn?” is from 1:30-2:20 p.m. Mar. 3. This covers what recruiters say about LinkedIn and how job seekers can use it to generate more interest.

“Do More Than Survive, Make a Difference Through Your Work” is from 10:30 a.m.-12:20 p.m. Mar. 12. This explores ways you can make a difference in your current or future life and work, including sustainable careers.

“Microcosmic! The Art of Paul Klee, Juan Miro and Hans Arp” is from 7-9 p.m. Feb. 18 and 25, at UP Front [art] gallery, 48 Front St. N. Fee is $30. Call 392-3191 or go to

“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. 

“Prep for Rainier” is at 7 p.m. Feb. 24 at the Issaquah REI, 735 N.W. Gilman Blvd. Call 313-1660 for details.

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. 


Issaquah Library

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

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

The Manga Group meets at 2:30 p.m. Feb. 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: 

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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