Community calendar

March 16, 2009

By Staff


The Mountains to Sound Greenway offers the following volunteer restoration projects  from 9 a.m. – 3 p.m. Go to for more information and to register or call 206-812-0122:March 21 — Invasive plant removal at Upper Luther Bank on Mercer Island and trail maintenance at Little Si in North Bend. 

March 28 — Invasive plant removal at Tibbetts Valley Park and trail work on Little Si, North Bend.

The Women’s Spirit Center hosts four local authors presenting new books from 10 a.m. – 1 p.m. March 21 at the HER Interactive Conference Center, (Bellefield Office Park) 1150 114th Ave. S.E., Bellevue. The authors are Dr. Gloria Burgess (“Dare to Wear Your Soul on the Outside”), Janet Lloyd (“The Absence of a Life”), Jamal Rahman (“Out of Darkness, Into Light”) and John C. Robinson (“Finding Heaven Here.”) Entrance fee is $40. Call 641-1527or go to

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 our community and plan actionable and lasting solutions to maintain or improve the livability and sustainability of Issaquah. Learn more at or call 313-0201.

The Sammamish Chamber of Commerce presents Celebrating Women in Business Conference with the theme of “Thriving in Challenging Economic Times” from 1-5 p.m. March 22 at The Plateau Club, 25625 E. Plateau Drive, Sammamish. Cost is $25. Register at

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. Featured speaker is Dr. Daneen Skube, syndicated columnist, author, television personality and business consultant. RSVP by March 20. Cost is $65 per person. Call 392-7024.

The Department of Development and Environmental Services offers a low-cost workshop from 9 a.m. – noon March 26, at the Master Builders facility, 335 116th Ave. S.E., Bellevue, for prospective building permit applicants and property owners who intend to build one or more single-family homes or do remodels in unincorporated King County in the coming year. 

The 5th District Democrats host American Democracy Movie Night from 7-9:30 p.m. March 27 at the King County Library Services Building, 960 Newport Way N.W. The feature is “Flow,” an award-winning documentary investigation into the coming world water crisis. The event is free; donations are appreciated. Open to the public. E-mail



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

The third annual luncheon Celebration of Youth, sponsored by Friends of Youth, is noon, March 19 at the Hilton Bellevue Hotel. Registration is free; there is a suggested donation of $150. For reservations, 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 or $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. 

Stations of the Cross — 7 p.m. Fridays March 20 and 27

Feast of St. Joseph Mass —  6 pm. March 19

Lenten Penance Service — 7 p.m. March 23

Call 392-5516 for more information or go to

Listen to a live audio chat, “Discovering True Womanhood,” at 11 a.m. March 24 at the Christian Science Reading Room, 195 Front St.



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

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.

April 19 — First Aid: What to do and what to avoid when treating a wound, first aid kit contents and when to call the veterinarian.

April 26 — Anatomy: Basic lower limb anatomy for every horseperson; good review before the Annual Dissection Lab.

Squak Mt. Greenhouses & Nursery offers the following free seminars at 7600 Renton-Issaquah Road S.E.: 

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

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

Call 392-1025 or go to

Hayes Nursery offers the free class “Landscaping with Native Plants” at 10 a.m. March 21 at 12504 Issaquah-Hobart Road S.E. Call 391-4166. 

Yoga Barn offers a free Sunday class from 1:30-3 p.m. March 29 at 660 N.W. Gilman Blvd.

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. Class size is limited to 12, so register by e-mailing Participants must be over 18 or accompanied by an adult; bring a bike.

“Parenting of Teens with Love and Logic,” offered by the Snoqualmie Valley Hospital, is 6-8 p.m. April 13 – May 18 in the boardroom of the main hospital. Workbook is $10. Register at or 890-2081.


Issaquah Library

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

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

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. 

Tune Tales, for ages 2-3 with an adult, is at 10:30 and 11:30 a.m. March 19 and 26. Dance to music from around the world and learn new songs to sing at home. Limit is 25 children per session.

The Teen Book Group meets at 2:30 p.m. March 18. 

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

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

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

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



“The Middle School Mind — A Writer’s Workshop” is from 9 a.m. – 3 p.m. March 20 at the Issaquah Community Center. No grades, no thesis statements, just a day of moving your pen across the page.Go home with a journal and a new appreciation for your own personal voice. Cost is $45. Contact Reisha Holton at 213-3640. 


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 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 at 1 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.

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

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