Community calendar

May 5, 2009

By Staff


The National Association of Letter Carriers food drive, the nation’s largest food drive, is May 9. Local carriers request you leave nonperishable food items next to your mailbox for your carrier to pick up. All donations will go to the Issaquah Food and Clothing Bank. Especially needed items include juices, canned fruit, tomato sauce, infant formula and cooking oil. This is a great way to help your neighbors in need. Call 269-1949.A volunteer restoration event of the Hazel Wolf Wetlands Preserve is from 10 a.m. – 1 p.m. May 9. Recommended attire includes boots or comfortable athletic shoes, work clothes, rain gear and appropriate layers. Volunteers should bring a refillable water bottle. Snacks, drinks, tools and gloves will be provided. Learn more or RSVP by e-mailing

The ARAS African Bike Drive needs used adult and children’s bikes to send to Ghana on May 16. All bikes and parts are accepted, except for those that are severely rusted. Bike drop off is from 9 a.m. – 1 p.m. May 16 at Sammamish City Hall, 801 228th Ave. S.E. Volunteers are also needed from 1-4 p.m. on the day of the drive. To arrange drop off before May 16, or to volunteer, call 868-8448 or 836-4431. Donations are tax-deductible.



The Issaquah Womens’ Club is holding a basket auction, Baskets and Buddies, at 9 a.m. May 7 at Tibbetts Creek Manor, 750 17th Ave. N.W. Guests are welcome. Funds go to local charities, including Eastside Baby Corner, Eastside Domestic Violence Program, Issaquah Food Bank and more. Call 392-1890.

The Providence Marianwood ninth annual Spring Celebration Luncheon is from 11:30 a.m. – 1:15 p.m. May 14 at Snoqualmie Ridge Golf Club, 36005 S.E. Ridge St., Snoqualmie. Best-selling author Robert Fulghum, noted for his wise and insightful way of looking at life, will be the keynote speaker. This is the premier fundraiser for the residents of Providence Marianwood, the only nonprofit rehabilitation and long-term healthcare provider in east King County. For reservations, call 391-2895. A suggested tax-deductible donation is $150 per person.

PCC Natural Markets and Seattle Children’s Hospital have joined forces to help local families in need. Through June 15, PCC will donate 5 percent of Kid Picks product sales up to a total of $10,000 to support Seattle Children’s as part of the Families Helping Families program. Go to

The Issaquah Valley Senior Center annual fundraiser pancake breakfast, sponsored by Aegis of Issaquah, is from 8:30-11 a.m. May 9. The cost is $5 for adults and $2.50 for children under 12. There will be plenty of pancakes, ham, eggs, coffee and juice. Call 392-2381.

Friends of the Issaquah Salmon Hatchery hosts a fundraising rummage sale from 9 a.m. – 3 p.m. May 23-24, The nonprofit organization will accept donations at the hatchery’s Watershed Science Center from 10 a.m. – 1 p.m. May 15-16, and by appointment the week of May 18-22. Donations made to FISH are tax-deductible. Learn more, see a list of acceptable items or schedule a drop-off time at



Barbara Carole, author of “Twelve Stones: Notes on a Miraculous Journey,” will speak about how to leave a legacy at 11 a.m. May 8 at Spiritwood at Pine Lake, 3607 220th Ave. S.E. Call 313-9100.

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

“Catholic Spirituality for Young Parents” with Father Bryan — 9:15 a.m. and 7 p.m. May 11

“Four Encounters with Christ in the Eucharist” with Dr. Curran — 7-8:30 p.m. May 18



Real estate and lending experts from Coldwell Banker Bain host a Home Buyers Seminar from 1:30-3:30 p.m. May 17 at the EFR Headquarters, 175 Newport Way N.W. Call 888-689-6763 toll-free to preregister.

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

Miska open studio — 11 a.m. – 2 p.m. Mondays 

“The Romantic Landscape” from 7-9 p.m. May 11 — $15

Basic Stringing” from 6-9 p.m. May 13. Class fee is $40. Materials fee is $25.

Fern Life Center hosts a Mother-Daughter Belly Dance workshop from 1-3 p.m. May 9 at 710 Fifth Ave. N.W. Fee is $15 per person. Reserve a space or learn more at

“Living Safely with Black Bears,” by Julie Hopkins, Wildlife Biologist and Chris Moszeter, from the Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife, is from 7-8 p.m. May 12 at Blakely Hall, 2550 N.E. Park Drive. 

Issaquah Parks and Recreation Department offers the following parent/child art classes Wednesdays from May 13 through June 3 at the community center. Parents must attend class with their children and can play alongside their little artists while working on projects together. Dress for mess. All materials are provided. Fee is $28. Call 837-3350.

“Stamping Fun,” for ages 3-4, from 10-10:45 a.m. 

“Spring Stampin’ Art,” for ages 4-5, from 11 a.m. – noon.


Issaquah Library

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

Toddler Story Time, for ages 2-3 with an adult, is 10:30 and 11 a.m. May 7.

Young Toddler Story Times, for ages 12-24 months, is at 10 a.m. and 1 p.m. May 6.

The Manga Group meets at 2:30 p.m. May 6 and 20.

Early Literacy Parties in Spanish, “fiesta” workshops designed for Spanish-speaking families to prepare their children for kindergarten, are at 7 p.m. May 11 and 18.

The “Twilight” Scavenger Hunt, for middle school and high school students, is at 2:30 p.m. May 13. Prove how well you know how to use the library to find all things “Twilight” related. The first one to complete the hunt wins a copy of the movie “Twilight.”

The library offers the free programs for adults:

“Job Searching Skills” at 9 a.m. May 7.

“Résumé Workshop” at 2 p.m. May 7.

“Blooming Art: Visual History of Botanical Illustrations” at 7 p.m. May 12.

“Let’s Get Real with Drugs & Alcohol” at 7 p.m. May 19.

“Music for the Whole Child: See Me Beautiful” at 6 p.m. May 21.

“Alternative Energies: The Multiple Choice” at 7 p.m. May 26.

“eBay II: Beyond the Basics of eBay Selling” at 1:30 p.m. May 31.



Super Sitters, for ages 11-16, is from 9 a.m. – 2 p.m. May 9 at the Memorial Park Center. The course focuses on babysitting skills and covers caring for infants, age-related activities, basic first aid, accident prevention, emergencies and parents’ expectations. Bring a sack lunch and snack. Students are not permitted to leave the premises. Fee is $40.


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.

The annual fundraiser breakfast is from 8:30-11 a.m. May 9. Price is $5 for adults and $2.50 for children under 12.

The following classes are offered:

“Books and More” from 10:30-11:30 a.m. May 13.

“English as a Second Language: Intermediate Level” from 10:15 a.m. – noon, every other Monday.

“Stay Active & Independent for Life (SAIL) is from 9:30-10:30 a.m. through June 3.

The following day trips are offered in May:

Foss Waterway Seaport Maritime Museum, 8:30 a.m. – 3:30 p.m. May 6 — $14

Ladies Breakfast at Maltby Café in Snohomish, 9 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. May 7 — $5

Tour of the new Federal Reserve in Renton, 9 a.m. – 3 p.m. May 13 — $5

 Argosy Cruise featuring The Noel Sisters, performing Broadway show tunes and other novelty hits, from 10:30 a.m. – 3 p.m. May 14 — $42

 Ballard Locks and Anthony’s Homeport, 8:45 a.m. – 3:30 p.m. May 18 — $5

 Lakewold Gardens, 8:45 a.m. – 3:30 p.m. May 20 — $12

Lipizzaner Stallions in Everett, noon – 5:30 p.m. May 30 —$32

A writers’ call is from 10:30-11:30 a.m. May 6 and 20. 

Sing Along is at 11:15 a.m. May 15.

Blood pressure checks are form 10:45-11:45 a.m. May 19. 

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 11 a.m. – noon Tuesdays for beginners and 1-2 p.m. Thursdays for continuing classes. Fee is $90. Keyboards are provided. 

Activity night is from 6-9 p.m. Wednesdays.

Appointments can be made for foot care clinics every Thursday. Fee is $25.

Ping Pong is from 1-4 p.m. Fridays and 6-9 p.m. Wednesdays. 

Tai Chi is from 9-10 a.m. Mondays.

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 11 a.m. – 1:30 p.m. Thursdays.

Mahjong is from 9 a.m. – noon Tuesdays.  

Tai Chi classes are from 9-10 a.m. Mondays.

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