Community calendar

April 6, 2009

By Staff


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 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, an open and affirming Christian community in Sammamish, 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



The Mountains to Sound Greenway hosts volunteer restoration projects from 9 a.m. – 3 p.m. April 11, including invasive plant removal at Tibbetts Valley Park and trail work on Little Si, North Bend. Go to or call 206-812-0122.

The Reach Out and Read book drive for Eastgate Public Health Center is through April 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 Caffé Ladro, 1200 10th Ave. N.E. Come to the book sale at Blakely Hall from 9:30-11 a.m. April 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 

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

April 11 — Possible activity at Idlywood Park

April 18 — The city of Bellevue is involved with a large activity in the headwaters of Lewis Creek

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 Spring Clean Up is 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.

The Hobby and Volunteer Expo, is from 9 a.m.- 2 p.m. April 25 at Pickering Barn. Discover local clubs, hobby groups and services organizations for the whole family. Call 837-3317.

The Kiwanis Club of Issaquah’s 80th anniversary community auction to benefit children is at 5 p.m. April 25 at the Hilton Garden Inn, 1800 N.W. Gilman Blvd. Go to

Sponge hosts Kites & Cakes, a kite-making, cupcake-decorating extravaganza, from 10 a.m. – noon April 26 at its Eastside location, 375 N.W. Gilman Blvd. RSVP by calling 274-5188 or e-mailing Sponge offers Spanish, Mandarin, French and Japanese immersion classes for children from birth through 7 years. Go to



A spring fundraiser luncheon, benefiting Eastside Baby Corner and the Issaquah Food Bank, is at 12:30 p.m. April 17 at Lake Sammamish Elks Lodge No. 1843, 765 Rainier Blvd. N. Tickets are $12. There will be gift baskets, raffle tickets and a fashion show. Call 392-8173 or 643-4521.

Hoops of Hope, sponsored by the Issaquah Youth Advisory Board, is at 10 a.m. April 18 at the Issaquah Community Center. The shoot-a-thon raises funds to help build a medical clinic in Zambia. Go to



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

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. Call 793-3000.

The Issaquah community is invited to a Maundy Thursday Communion at 7 p.m. April 9 at Evergreen Community Church, 20112 S.E. 152nd St. Hazen Strings will present Holy Week numbers. Go to or call 577-9004.

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.

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

 What in the world are Christian Science reading rooms? Bring your questions and enjoy refreshments at an open house from 11 a.m. – 6 p.m. April 16-18 and from noon – 2 p.m. April 19 at 195 Front St. N. Call 392-8140.



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

“What is Modern Art?” — 7-9 p.m. April 13 — $15

“20th Century German Art” — 7-9 p.m. April 20, 27 — $30

“Art Smarts I: Primitive to Greco-Roman” — 11 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. April 23 — $75

“Introduction to Glass Fusing” — 6:30-9 p.m. April 14 — class is $35; materials are $35

“Silk Knotting” — 1-4 p.m. April 18 — class is $40; materials are $25

“Foxtail Chain” — 10 a.m. – 1 p.m. April 22 — class is $40; materials are $30 

“Miska Open Studio 2009 Workshops” — 11 a.m. – 2 p.m. Mondays — Call 922-6329 

The free introductory workshop “What is Ayurveda?” is from 7-9 p.m. April 15 at Fern Life Center, 710 Fifth Ave. N.W. Call 391-3376 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. 

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

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

“A Brief History of American Quilts: 1800 to Present,” by art historian Susan Olds, is at 7 p.m. April 21. 



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 education/kids 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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