Community calendar

May 26, 2009

By Staff

Events 

Meet the Ciscoe Kid

Meet the Ciscoe Kid Master Gardener Ciscoe Morris comes to Issaquah at 1 p.m. May 31 at The Grange Supply, 145 N.E. Gilman Blvd. He’ll discuss his favorite annuals, perrenials and veggies and field and gardening question s you may have. Call 392-6469. File

Breast Cancer 3-Day get started meeting is from 6-7:30 p.m. May 27 at the Issaquah REI, 735 N.W. Gilman Blvd. This meeting provides the information and inspiration individuals are looking for as they decide whether they’re ready to lace up their shoes and walk 60 miles in three days to help in the fight against breast cancer. Call 1-800-996-3DAY toll-free or go to www.The3Day.org.Clown around with Lolly — with free balloons, face painting, storytelling and games — from 10:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m. at the Klahanie QFC, 4570 Klahanie Drive. Call 392-2776.

Aegis of Issaquah’s “Where to Go to Know” seminar events presents “Veteran’s Aid & Attendance” from 10:30-11:45 a.m. May 30. Learn how you can qualify for veteran’s benefits, especially reserved for qualifying veterans and their spouses. To RSVP to this free event, call 392-8100.

The Cedar River Watershed Education Center hosts Spring WaterFest from noon – 4 p.m. May 30 at 19901 Cedar Falls Road S.E., North Bend. There will be waterfall tours, natural crafts, water demonstrations, games, prizes and much more. Get free information about water-saving devices, conservation booths, natural lawn care tips, composting, and water and energy-saving appliances. Waterfall van tour times will be at 12:30, 2 and 3.30 p.m. Space is limited so be sure to sign up in the Welcome Room to reserve a spot. Call 831-6780. 

Players from the Seattle Sounders will sign autographs and sell team apparel and merchandise from 1-2 p.m. May 31 at the Klahanie QFC, 4570 Klahanie Drive. Call 392-2776.

Turn your children’s outgrown clothing and toys into cash at The Kids Sale June 2-3 at Pickering Barn. The sale is a community consignment event that offers thousands of quality pre-owned items for infants, children and parents-to-be. There are no upfront costs to sell. Admission is free. Go to www.TheKidsSale.com.

The Issaquah High School Baccalaureate, a nondenominational spiritual celebration organized by the parents of the graduating class of 2009, is at 2 p.m. June 6 at the LDS Church, 15205 S.E. 28th St., Bellevue. Call 562-4381.

The annual Providence Point Used Book Sale is from 9 a.m. – 4 p.m. June 6 and from 11 a.m. – 2:30 p.m. June 7 at Colin Hall, 4135 Providence Point Drive S.E.

Melelani Hula Studio presents “Waikiki,” a Hawaiian hula show, at 11:30 a.m. June 6 at Pickering Barn, 1730 10th Ave. N.W. Entry is a $2 donation. Call 206-818-5837.

An Eastside King County Executive Community Forum, sponsored by the Snoqualmie Valley Chamber of Commerce and Gary and Jennifer Fancher, to allow the public to meet candidates for King County executive, is at 7 p.m. June 25 at Twin Falls Middle School, 46910 S.E. Middle Fork Road, North Bend. Submit questions for the forum to eastkcforum@gmail.com. The event is open to all King County residents.

 

Fundraisers

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 www.pccnaturalmarkets.com.

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.

A Salon & Pure Indulgence Hair Design hosts haircuts and pony tail donations during the Relay for Life walk-a-thon, from 1-5 p.m. May 30 on the Skyline High School track. All monies raised will go to the American Cancer Society. Ponytails will be submitted to Pantene Lengths and combined to make wigs for cancer survivors. Call 427-9274.

 

Religious/spiritual  

Our Savior Lutheran Church hosts a lecture and open discussion about the church’s relationship, past and present, with Israel, from 6-8 p.m. May 31, at 745 Front St. S. For reservations, call 391-4169. Proceeds from a suggested $10 donation will cover costs and support the Augusta Victoria Hospital in Jerusalem.

“Theology on Tap” with Father Bryan is from 7-10 p.m. June 1 at the Issaquah Brewhouse.

 

Classes 

Career Connection Issaquah presents the free course “Foundations for Job Searching” from 12-1:30 p.m. June 5 at St. Michael’s Episcopal Church, Second Avenue and Darst Street.

Learn to release tension and build strength through yoga in a supportive and knowledgeable community at The Yoga Barn’s free Sunday class from 1:30-3 p.m. June 7 at 660 N.W. Gilman Blvd. Space is limited. Call 427-0038 or go to www.yogabarn.com to pre-register.

CPR & First Aid, by Eastside Fire & Rescue, is from 8:30 a.m. – 5 p.m. June 13 at Fire Station 83, Sammamish. Fee is $65 or $22 for CPR only. Call 392-3433.

Issaquah Library

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

The Issaquah library offers the free programs for adults:

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

“Bicycle Repair: Fix a Flat” at 6:30 p.m. June 9.

“Job Finding Strategies” at 10:30 a.m. June 13.

“Basic Digital Photography” at 7 p.m. June 23.

Study Zone, an opportunity to get free homework help from volunteer tutors, is at the following times through June:

4 p.m. Mondays – Thursdays June 3-18.

2 p.m. Sundays June 7 and 14.

The Issaquah Library Book Discussion Group discusses the book “Armageddon in Retrospect,” by Kurt Vonnegut, at 6:30 p.m. May 27.

The Strategy Games Group meets at 3:30 p.m. May 29.

Spanish Early Literacy Parties are Mondays at 7 p.m. through June.

Strategy Games Group meets at 3:30 p.m. June 5 and 12.

Teen Music Show: Librarypolooza, is at 7 p.m. June 19, with local bands Something About Envy, Jeff Stillwell, Save Kate, Seahouse, Masters and Johnson, and others. High school ID cards will be checked at the door.

Manga Group Art Walk is at 5 p.m. June 24, featuring artwork by the Manga Group, henna tattoos and manga-inspired treats.

Meet Christopher R. Mattix, the author of “Nobody,” as he discusses his story of poverty, desperation and ultimate redemption, at 7 p.m. June 30.

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

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

FreePlay — Stop by the library any day to borrow a Nintendo DS and games to play for up to two hours. Those 14 and older need an ID; those under 14 need an adult with an ID.

Be Creative @ Your Library — the 2009 Summer Reading Program, is June 15 – Aug. 31. Read 500 minutes and receive a halfway prize; read 1,000 minutes to receive the finisher prize and be eligible for the grand-prize drawing of a laptop computer! Prizes will be distributed beginning July 15. Grand-prize winner will be announced in September.

Youth

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 www.seattlehumane.org/explore/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.

Ice cream time is at 1 p.m. May 28.

The following classes are offered:

“AARP Driver Safety” from 10 a.m. – 3 p.m. May 27. Fee is $14 or $12 for AARP members.

“Books and More” from 10:30-11:30 a.m. May 27.

“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.

A day trips to Lipizzaner Stallions in Everett is noon – 5:30 p.m. May 30. Fee is $32.

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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