Community calendar

March 9, 2009

By Staff


The Mountains to Sound Greenway hosts the following volunteer restoration projects from 9 a.m. – 3 p.m. through the month of March. Go to for more information and to register or call 206-812-0122.March 14 — Ivy removal at Riverfront Park in North Bend and trail maintenance at Squak Mountain.

March 21 — Restoration at Upper Luther Bank on Mercer Island and trail maintenance at Little Si in North Bend. 

Issaquah History Museums volunteer Stephen Grate leads an interpretive hike of the Grand Ridge mine site March 14. Meet at 10 a.m. at the Issaquah Depot. Fee is $6 per person; $3 per person for members of the Issaquah History Museums. Call 392-3500 or e-mail to obtain a hike registration form, or download one at

Issaquah-based Revelry will be one of several wineries featured at the Sip of Snoqualmie, a tasting of Northwest wines benefiting Encompass, on March 14 at Snoqualmie Casino. Pre-function VIP tasting is at 4:30 p.m. and is $150. General admission is $50 and starts at 6:30 p.m. Go to 

The Overlake Hospital Issaquah/Sammamish Health & Safety Fair, from 10 a.m. – 2:30 p.m. March 21 at Pickering Barn, includes free health screenings, children’s fingerprinting, home safety and emergency preparedness. Go to or call 837-3000.

The Cougar Mountain Zoo Bird Show is at 1:30 p.m. March 21 at Cougar Mountain Zoo. The show is a unique and educational bird behavior demonstration that runs Saturdays and Sundays at 1:30 p.m. at the Wildlife Theatre. E-mail Robyn Barfoot at

Sustainable Issaquah is hosting a community meeting from 2-4 p.m. Mar. 21 at Issaquah City Hall’s Eagle Room, 130 Sunset Way. Help develop a vision for the future of the community and plan actionable and lasting solutions to maintain or improve the livability and sustainability of Issaquah. Learn more at Send questions to or call 313-0201.

The Sammamish Chamber of Commerce and Celebrating Women in Business presents “Thriving in Challenging Economic Times” from 1-5 p.m. March 22 at The Plateau Club, 25625 E. Plateau Drive, Sammamish. 

The Issaquah Chamber of Commerce’s 2009 annual gala Showers, Flowers & Silver Linings, is from 5:30-8:30 p.m. March 26 at the Hilton Garden Inn, 1800 N.W. Gilman Blvd. Members RSVP by March 20. Cost is $65 per member, or $520 per table of eight. Call 392-7024.

The Department of Development and Environmental Services is offering a low-cost workshop, from 9 a.m. – noon March 26, at the Master Builders facility, 335 116th Ave. S.E., Bellevue.   



Curves of Issaquah is participating in the 11th annual Curves Food Drive to benefit local food banks. Curves, 1091 N.E. High St., is waiving its normal service fee for any new member who brings in a bag of nonperishable groceries and joins through March 28. Others wishing to donate may drop off nonperishable food items Monday through Friday during business hours. Call 392-2330.

Friends of Youth’s third annual fundraising luncheon Celebration of Youth is from noon – 1:30 p.m. March 19 at the Hilton Bellevue Hotel. Registration is free; there is a suggested donation of $150. For reservations or more information, call 869-6490, ext. 326.

Faith in Action hosts the benefit dinner and auction Festa Italiana at 6 p.m. March 21 in the Mary, Queen of Peace Social Hall, 1121 228th Ave. S.E., Sammamish. Tickets are $65 each, $500 for a table of eight, and can be purchased at 



St. Joseph Catholic Church offers the following faith enrichment opportunities at 220 Mountain Park Blvd. S.W. 

Spanish Mass 6 p.m. March 12 4Stations of the Cross at 7 p.m. March 13, 20 and 27

Feast of St. Joseph Mass at 6 p.m. March 19 

Lenten Penance Service at 7 p.m. March 23 

For more information, call 392-5516 or go to



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

The Wonderland Trail — 7 p.m. March 12: Learn about this 93-mile backpacking adventure during an informational slideshow presentation.

Bike Maintenance 101 — 7 p.m. March 18: Get in gear for spring cycling by getting your ride ready.

Intro to Seattle to Portland Bicycle Classic Seminar — 7 p.m. March 24: Learn logistics of what it takes to ride this cycling event.

Living and Recreating in Cougar Country 7 p.m. March 31: Learn how to react when encountering a cougar in the wild.

Equine Medicine and Surgery offers the following free classes on Horse Care Talks, Sundays from 1-4 p.m. at Eastside Fire & Rescue, 175 Newport Way N.W. Call 222-7555.

March 15 — Colic 

April 19 — First Aid

April 26 — Anatomy

“Do More Than Survive, Make a Difference through Your Work,” presented by Bellevue Community College’s Center for Career Connections, is from 10:30 a.m. – 12:20 p.m. March 12. Register by calling 564-2279 or e-mailing Learn more at

The following free seminars are offered by the Squak Mt. Greenhouses and Nursery, 7600 Renton-Issaquah Road S.E. Call 392-1025 or go to

Herbs at the Back Door — 10:30 a.m. March 14

Herb Garden Design — 10:30 a.m. March 21

Garden Design with Bulbs — 10:30 a.m. March 28

The Yoga Barn offers a free Sunday class from 1:30-3 p.m. March 29 at 660 N.W. Gilman Blvd., Suite C6. Call 427-0038.

Bob Miller teaches a free class, “Fix a Flat,” at 6:30 p.m. March 24 at the King County Library Service Center, 960 Newport Way N.W. Register by e-mailing Participants must be over 18 or accompanied by an adult, bring a bike, tire levers and a tube patch kit.


Issaquah Library

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

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

STARS Workshop: Promoting Infant and Toddler Language Development is at 7 p.m. March 12. 

The Dungeons and Dragons Gaming Group, for middle- and high-school students, meets at 2:30 p.m. March 23. Bring your own dice and guides. 

Promoting Infant and Toddler Language Development is at 7 p.m. March 12. 

“Dances of the Middle East,” presented by Shahrazad Dance Ensemble of Seattle, is at 1 p.m. March 14.

Tune Tales, for ages 2-3 with an adult, is at 10:30 and 11:30 a.m. March 19 and 26. 

The Teen Book Group meets at 2:30 p.m. March 18. Talk about books you’ve read recently and hear about books other teens have enjoyed.

The Issaquah Library Book Discussion Group discusses “The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian,” by Sherman Alexie at 6:30 p.m. March 25.

Spanish Story Times are at 7 p.m. March 16 and 23.

Preschool Story Times, for ages 3-6, are at 11 a.m. March 16 and 23 and 1 p.m. March 17 and 24.

Toddler story time, for children ages 2-3 accompanied by an adult, is at 11 a.m. March 17 and 24.


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.

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

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.

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

Keyboard Music For Adults is from 1-2 p.m. Thursdays. 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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