Community calendar

March 30, 2009

By Staff


St. Michael and All Angels Episcopal Church hosts an Easter egg hunt after the 9 and 11 a.m. services April 4 at 325 S.E. Darst St. Call 392-3215.PCC Natural Markets’ annual Egg Scramble is from 9-11 a.m. April 4 at 1810 12th Ave. N.W. The event is free for children 8 and younger. Bring a basket to hunt through the aisles for prize-filled eggs and bring your camera to snap a photo with the Easter Bunny. A hot breakfast will be for sale in the deli after the egg hunt. Call 369-1222 or go to

The Issaquah Highlands annual Easter egg hunt is from 10 a.m. – noon April 11 at Village Green and Blakely Hall. There will be a bounce house, giant slide, petting zoo, children’s games, Easter egg hunts, live music and more. Go to

The Vasa Park Resort’s seventh annual Easter egg hunt is at 10 a.m. April 11 at 3560 W. Lake Sammamish Parkway S.E. There will be thousands of eggs, many prizes and pictures with the Easter Bunny. Call 746-3260 or go to

Gilman Village’s 18th annual Easter egg hunt, not just for kids, is from 10 a.m. – noon April 11 at 317 N.W. Gilman Blvd. Children and adults can follow the Easter Bunny’s trail through more than 40 shops and restaurants to find eggs filled with candy for children and special surprises for grownups. Afterward, meet the Easter Bunny from 10 a.m. – noon for family photos near the central garden. Call 392-6802.

Spirit of Peace UCC invites you to Easter brunch and worship at 9:30 a.m. April 12, followed by an egg hunt at 11 a.m. at Pine Lake Community Center, 21333 S.E. 20th St. Go to

St. Michael and All Angels Episcopal Church presents these Holy Week and Easter events at its Issaquah location, 325 S.E. Darst St. Call 392-3215.

Palm Sunday — 8 and 10:30 a.m. April 5 

Maundy Thursday — 7 p.m. April 9 

Good Friday — Noon April 10 

Tenebrae — 7 p.m. April 10 

The Great Vigil of Easter — 8 p.m. April 11 

Easter day — 9 and 11 a.m. April 12



Katrina Go, a senior at Skyline High School, is organizing an Invisible Children screening at 7 p.m. April 2 at the Old Fire House teen center, Redmond. Invisible Children, a nonprofit organization, supports war-affected children of Uganda. This event features a film, “The Rescue,”   focusing on child soldiers. Go to

The Mountains to Sound Greenway hosts a volunteer restoration project of invasive plant removal at Issaquah Creek and trail work on Little Si, North Bend, from 9 a.m. – 3 p.m. April 4 and 11. Go to or call 206-812-0122.

The Pickering Barn Spring Craft Show is from 10 a.m. – 7 p.m. April 2-3 and from 10 a.m. – 5 p.m. April 4 at Pickering Barn, 1730 10th Ave. N.W. Admission is free. Call 413-1004.

The Reach Out and Read book drive for Eastgate Public Health Center is April 3-10. The goal is to collect 500 new and lightly used books for ages 6 months to 5 years. Drop them off in clearly marked plastic bins at Blakely Hall, 2550 N.E. Park Drive, or Café Ladro, 1200 10th Ave. N.E. Come to the book sale at Blakely Hall from 9:30-11 a.m. April 3, 7 or 10, make a purchase and 50 percent of sales will go toward free books for the center. Books may also be purchased online at 

The Issaquah History Museums presents “Working for the Northern Pacific,” by Ruth Eckes, at 11 a.m. April 4 at the Issaquah Depot. Call 392-3500.

Save Lake Sammamish hosts the following cleanup events. Go to for details.

April 4 — Clean 2,400 feet of shoreline owned by the city of Sammamish at the northeast end of the lake.

April 4 — Remove huge chunks of Styrofoam, plastic garbage cans and more from the far north end of the lake that is part of Marymoor Park.

April 11 — Possible activity at Idlywood Park

An interpretive hike of the Issaquah-Superior mine site,  led by Issaquah History Museums volunteer Stephen Grate, is April 5. Meet at 10 a.m. at the Issaquah Depot. Fee is $6 per person or $3 for History Museums members. Call 392-3500 or e-mail Download a registration form at

The American Cancer Society Relay for Life Issaquah team captain meeting is at 6:30 p.m. April 14 at the Issaquah Valley Senior Center, 75 N.E. Creek Way. It’s not too late to sign up a new team for the relay May 30-31 at Skyline High School. Call 643-0208.

The DownTown Issaquah Association hosts Spring Clean Up from 9 a.m. – 1 p.m. April 18. Meet at the Hailstone Feed Store, 232 Front St. N., to help sweep downtown clean. There will be free pizza and refreshments. Call 391-1112.



St. Joseph Catholic Church offers the following faith enrichment at 220 Mountain Park Blvd. S.W. Call 425-392-5516 for more information or go to

Stations of the Cross — 7 p.m. April 3

First Saturday Mass — 9 a.m. April 4

Taize prayer service — 7 p.m. April 6

Holy Thursday service — 7 p.m. April 9

Stations of the cross on Good Friday — 11 a.m. April 10

Good Friday service — 7 p.m. April 10

Easter vigil service — 8 p.m. April 11

The Beit Tikvah Messianic Congregation hosts Community Passover Seder, a celebration of Exodus from Egypt, with insightful teaching and an excellent Mediterranean meal, at 6:30 p.m. April 9. Cost is $25 per person, with discounts for children ages 4-9. For directions, or to make reservations before April 6, call 793-3000.



“Perennial Fever” is 10:30 a.m. April 4 at Squak Mt. Greenhouses & Nursery, 7600 Renton-Issaquah Road S.E. Call 392-1025 or go to

Seattle Tilth offers “Container Veggie Gardening” from 7-9 p.m. April 15 at Pickering Barn, 1730 10th Ave. N.W. Cost is $25 for Tilth members, $35 nonmembers. Register at


Issaquah Library

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

Children and teens are invited to design the next KCLS library card. Get details at the library or at

The Manga group meets at 2:30 p.m. April 1.

Tune Tales, for ages 2-3 with an adult, is 10:30 and 11:30 a.m. April 2 and 9.

The Dungeons and Dragons Gaming Group meets at 2:30 p.m. April 6 and 27.

An opera preview of “The Marriage of Figaro,” by veteran opera lecturer Norm Hollingshead, is at 7 p.m. April 15. 



Registration is open for The Seattle Humane Society’s Animal Adventures Day Camp for Kids, for ages 8-11. There are three weeklong camps in July, each limited to 24 campers. Go to for a schedule and registration form. Fax forms to 747-2985 or mail or drop them off at 13212 S.E. Eastgate Way.


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 are 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 Friday.

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