June 16, 2009
Mountains to Sound Greenway hosts the following trail maintenance and environmental restoration events. Trail events are from 9 a.m. – 3 p.m. Invasive removal events are from 9 a.m. – 3 p.m. or 9 a.m. – noon. Register at www.mtsgreenway.org/volunteer/ events.June 27: Invasive removal at Issaquah Creek near the animal hospital in Issaquah
June 27: Trail work on Squak Mountain
Neon Nights Dance Under the Summer Sun, for 10th- through 12th-graders, is from 6-11 p.m. June 18 at the Pickering Barn, 1730 10th Ave. N.W. Entry is $5 with a nonperishable food item donation or $7 without. All proceeds benefit the Issaquah Food and Clothing Bank. Space is limited to 300 people. Learn more by e-mailing email@example.com.
Windermere’s Community Service Day is June 19 at the Issaquah Depot Museum. Volunteers will wash and treat the exterior and rolling stock; paint railings, doors and stairways; and weed and pick up trash. To participate, call 941-9096.
The 24th annual Block Party Quilters quilt show is from 10 a.m. – 5 p.m. June 19-20 and from 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. June 21 at the community center. Go to www.bpquilters.org.
The Issaquah Farmers Market is from 9 a.m. – 2 p.m. June 20 at Pickering Barn, 1730 10th Ave. N.W. A creekside fly-fishing demonstration is at 11 a.m. at the hay barn. Get a picture with Dad with profits benefiting the Leukemia & Lymphonma Society. Go to www.issaquahfarmersmarket.org.
The Vasa Park Resort presents Family Fun Day at 12:30 p.m. June 21, at 3560 W. Lake Sammamish Parkway S.E. There will be Swedish pancakes, a Swedish coffee garden, beer garden, free pony rides, children’s games, cotton candy and face painting. Call 746-3260.
Eastside Catholic School hosts an information session from 7-8 p.m. June 23 at its Sammamish campus, 232 228th Avenue S.E. Sessions include an in-depth look at its 6-12 curriculum, programs and student life, and will conclude with an optional tour of the campus. Learn more by going to www.eastsidecatholic.org or calling 295-3001.
An Eastside King County Executive Community Forum, to allow the public to meet candidates for King County executive, hosted by The Snoqualmie Valley Chamber of Commerce and Gary and Jennifer Fancher, 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 firstname.lastname@example.org. The event is open to all King County residents.
The Issaquah Amateur Radio Club participates in the American Radio Relay League’s annual Field Day June 26-27 at the Sunny Hills Elementary School playground. The club will set up field radio communication stations, get on the air and contact hundreds of other operators in the U.S. and Canada. Set up begins at 9 a.m. June 27 with the goal of getting on the air at 11 a.m. Operations will continue until 11 a.m. Sunday. The public is invited. Call John MacDuff at 392-7623.
Mountains to Sound Greenway Trust and REI have teamed up to do a trail maintenance project at Squak Mountain from 9 a.m. – 2 p.m. June 27. The work will primarily involve trail tread improvements and construction of a new turnpike to help elevate the trail through a wet area. Call 206-812-0122 or go to www.mtsgreenway.org/volunteer/events/vol-trails-form.
The city Parks and Recreation Department’s All-American Independence Celebration, featuring songs, readings, singalongs and stories that commemorate the Fourth of July, is at 3 p.m. June 28 at Pickering Barn. Admission is $9 per person or $25 per family. Call 837-3300.
Resident Events is celebrating the Fourth of July, 25th birthday of Providence Point from noon – 5 p.m. July 4 in the clubhouse and on the lawn. There will be music by Jim McKay and Friends, games, food and fun. Tickets are $5, or $7 after July 1. Call 392-8596 or 391-7669.
The 25th Annual Eagles Aerie No. 3054 Golf Classic is Aug. 8 at Lake Wilderness Golf Course, 25400 Witte Road S.E., Maple Valley. Registration deadline for an individual golfer of $79 is July 25. Late registration after July 26 is $90. Twosomes are $158 and $178. Foursomes are $316 and $350. Sign-in starts at 7 a.m. with a shotgun start at 8:30 a.m. A banquet follows at the Issaquah Eagles, 175 Front St. N. Funds go to support the Issaquah Eagles and its charities. Go to www.golfdigestplanner.com/12015-25thAnnualEagles3054GolfClassic.
“Life Quest – A Middle Schooler’s Journey to Happiness,” for students entering sixth through eighth grades in the fall, is June 22. Think of it as a book club in action. Part One is to the Woodland Park Zoo. The class is hosted by “The Edge” youth ministry at Mary, Queen of Peace Catholic Church, 1121 228th Ave. S.E., Sammamish. Go to www.mqp.org for more information and registration, or call Anne Ginther at 391-1178, ext. 129.
ArtEAST offers the following workshops at its gallery, Up Front [art], 48 Front St. N. Go to www.arteast.org/workshops to sign up.
“Gauguin and Tahiti” — 7-9 p.m. June 22 — $15
“Paint Your Cake and Eat it Too: Plein-air Pastries” — 11 a.m. – 2 p.m. June 27 — $55
“The Art of Collage and Assemblage” — 7-9 p.m. June 29 — $15
“Parenting with love and logic,” offered by the city of Issaquah Parks and Recreation Department, is from 6-8 p.m. Wednesdays June 24-July 22 at the Community Center. Fee is $75 per person or $100 per couple. Call 890-2081.
The city of Issaquah Parks and Recreation Department offers the following one-day workshops at the community center:
“Outdoor Watercolor Landscapes” — noon-2 p.m. June 27 —ages 5-18 — $16
“Watercolor Postcards” — noon – 2 p.m. July 11 — ages 6-11 — $16
“Nature Sketchbook Drawing” — July 18 — ages 7-14 — $16
The library is at 10 W. Sunset Way. Call 392-5430.
Celebrate The Big Read and the featured book, “The Call of the Wild,” by taking a digital photo of you or family member reading to your dog(s). Submit photos to email@example.com as a .jpg photo before June 30. Check online after July 15 for a printable poster featuring our KCLS readers and their dogs.
The library offers the free program for adults “Basic Digital Photography” at 7-9 p.m. June 23.
Study Zone, an opportunity to get free homework help from volunteer tutors, is at 4 p.m. Mondays – Thursdays through June 18.
Spanish Early Literacy Parties are Mondays at 7 p.m. through June.
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.
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 www.kcls.org/read3.
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.
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.
“English as a Second Language: Intermediate Level” is from 10:15 a.m. – noon, every other Monday.
The following day trips are offered in June:
Redwind Casino — 8:30 a.m. – 5 p.m. June 22 — free
Fort Nisqually and Rose Garden of Point Defiance Park — 9 a.m. – 3:30 p.m. June 24 — $12
Let’s go sailing in the Puget Sound from Pier 54 on the sloop Obsession — 9:30 a.m. – 2:30 p.m. June 29 — $25
Line dancing classes are from 10-11 a.m. Thursdays — $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 — $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.