Community Calendar

April 13, 2009

By Staff


Issaquah History Museums volunteer Stephen Grate leads an interpretive hike of the Grand Ridge mine site April 18. Meet at 10 a.m. at the Issaquah Depot for a brief history of mining actions, and a 3 1/2-hour hike covering three miles over moderate terrain. There is a $6 fee per person for the hike; $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 online at Issaquah School District PTSA presents Jan Faull’s lecture “Raising Resilient Kids” from 7-8:30 p.m. April 21 at Challenger Elementary School, 25200 S.E. Klahanie Blvd. Call 391-6470. 

The Washington Policy Center presents “Not Evil Just Wrong,” a documentary by Irish filmmakers that challenges the fearmongering and hysteria surrounding the global warming/climate change issue, at 6:30 p.m. April 22 at Rachel Carson Elementary School, 1035 244th Ave. N.E., Sammamish. The event is free and open to the public. RSVP to Lindsay LeVeque at 206-937-9691 or 

Eastside Catholic School hosts an open house for prospective families from 6-8 p.m. April 23 at its new campus, 232 228th Ave. S.E., Sammamish. Explore opportunities for students in grades 6-12. A range of activities and presentations are planned for families, including a presentation in the gym at 7 p.m. Call 295-3001 or go to RSVP by e-mailing

The Hobby and Volunteer Expo, presented by the city, 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

Life Enrichment Options Adult Sibling Workshops is from 6:30-9 p.m. April 30 at the community center. Call 746-3039 or 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.

Newcastle residents have organized “Imagine A Cure: An Evening with the Music of John Lennon” April 18 in the  Snoqualmie Casino ballroom. This benefit concert for breast cancer education, screening, treatment and support for underserved women living in Western Washington, features musicians Alan White, Sheldon Reynolds, Mandi Perkins, Shawn Smith, Elliott Easton, Mark Hudson, Chris Squire, Spike Edney, Jamie Moses, Ryan Roxie and many other special guests. A VIP reception starts at 6 p.m. The doors open at 7 p.m. and the concert starts at 7:30 p.m. Tickets are $50-$150 and VIP tickets are $300. Tickets are available through or

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

The Kiwanis Club of Issaquah celebrates its 80th anniversary at the 2009 community dinner-auction to benefit children at 5 p.m. April 25 at the Hilton Garden Inn. All proceeds raised go back to the community. Eastside Baby Corner is the evening’s “Fund an Item” recipient. Tickets are $75. Buy online at

Operation Support Our Troops hosts a dinner and auction fundraiser at 5 p.m. May 2 at the Issaquah Valley Senior Center, 75 N.E. Creek Way. Guest speakers include Attorney General Rob McKenna, Rep. Dave Reichert, Mayor Ava Frisinger and a special guest from each branch of the military. Tickets are $25 per adult; $10 per child. Contact Nadine Gulit at 369-2215 or about submitting auction items.

The Maple Hills Elementary PTA Auction is at 5:30 p.m. May 30 at the Spirit of Washington Event Center. John Curley will be the auctioneer. All proceeds go to the Maple Hills PTA. Tickets start at $40. Call 837-5100.



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.

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



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

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

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

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

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

“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

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 horse person. Good review before the annual dissection lab.

“Becoming a Love and Logic Parent” is from 6:30-8 p.m. April 21 – June 2 at the Pine Lake Covenant Church, 1715 228th Ave. S.E., Sammamish. Cost is $40 per person or $60 per couple. Register at or call 395-5516. 


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

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. 

The Issaquah Library Book Discussion Group discusses “People of the Book,” by Geraldine Brooks, at 6:30 p.m. April 22.

The class “Clear Your Clutter and Organize Your Life” is at 7 p.m. April 28. 

The Teens & Seniors Knitting Book Group meets at 2:30 p.m. April 29.

Talk Time for adults is at 6:30 p.m. Thursdays and at 1 p.m. Mondays.

Spanish Story Time is at 7 p.m. April 20 and 27.

Toddler Story Time, for ages 2-3 with an adult, is at 11 a.m. April 21 and 28, and at 10:30 and 11:30 a.m. April 16, 23 and 30. 

Young toddler story time, for ages 12-24 months with an adult, is at 10 and 11 a.m. April 15, 22 and 29.

Preschool Story Time, for ages 3-6 with an adult, is at 11 a.m. April 13, 20 and 27 and at 1 p.m. April 14, 21 and 28.

Study Zone offers free homework help for grades K-12. Call for hours.

Read three books, write three short, thoughtful reviews, and get a new paperback book — free. Pick up an entry form at the library or at



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.

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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