June 30, 2009
The Issaquah History Museums presents its eighth annual Heritage Day from 11 a.m. – 2 p.m. July 4 in and around the Issaquah Train Depot, 50 Rainier Blvd. N. In addition to learning about Issaquah’s history, people can try on old-fashioned clothing at a dress up station, make butter and whipped cream the old-fashioned way and much more. Volunteers are needed for the activities. Call 392-3500.The Issaquah Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints is hosting the 50th anniversary of it’s 4th of July celebration, starting at 8 a.m. at 1100 6th Ave. S.E. Two quartet numbers will be performed — “You’re A Grand Old Flag” and “The Star Spangled Banner.” State Attorney General Rob McKenna and Issaquah Mayor Ava Frisinger will attend. Also attending will be the two women who began the flagraising 50 years ago. Hot chocolate and cinnamon rolls will be served. Every family that attends is asked to bring one dozen of their favorite cinnamon rolls.
Resident Events is celebrating the Fourth of July, 25th birthday of Providence Point from noon – 5 p.m. 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.
Puget Sound Energy presents its Rock the Bulb Tour, from 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. July 25-26 at the Issaquah Lowe’s store, 1625 11th Ave. N.W. Exchange incandescent bulbs for up to 10 free energy-efficient compact fluorescent light bulbs.
The Issaquah Valley Trolley project presents a Braggin’ Rights Trolley Poker Tournament fundraiser from 3-7 p.m. July 25 inside the historic Issaquah Train Depot, 50 Rainier Blvd. N. Entry fee is $50. Seats are limited. Call 246-6239.
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.
“Parenting with love and logic,” offered by the city of Issaquah Parks and Recreation Department, is from 6-8 p.m. Wednesdays through 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:
“Introduction to Glass Fusing” — 6:30-9 p.m. July 7 — $35
“Watercolor Postcards” — noon – 2 p.m. July 11 — ages 6-11 — $16
“Painting for the Fun of it! With Ricco” — 6-9 p.m. July 16 — $50
“Nature Sketchbook Drawing” — July 18 — ages 7-14 — $16
“Embellished Treasure Boxes” — 10 a.m. – 1 p.m. July 21 —$40
Learn to release tension and build strength through yoga in a supportive and knowledgeable community. Join the Yoga Barn for a free class from 1-3:30 p.m. July 5 at 660 N.W. Gilman Blvd. Space is limited. Call 427-0038 or go to www.yogabarn.com to pre-register.
The library is at 10 W. Sunset Way. Call 392-5430.
In connection with Seattle Opera’s late summer production of Richard Wagner’s “Ring Cycle,” local opera lecturer Norm Hollingshead is offering a free four-lecture cycle to prepare opera-lovers for this amazing event. The schedule is:
“Das Rheingold” is at 7 p.m. July 15.
“Die Walkure” is at 7 p.m. July 22.
“Siegfried” is at 7 p.m. July 29.
“Gotterdammerung” is at 7 p.m. Aug. 5.
Spanish Story Time is 7 p.m. July 13, 20 and 27.
Whitman Story Sampler presents Imagine Th@!, for all ages, is at 7 p.m. July 16. Enjoy interactive tandem folktales from around the world. One hundred free tickets will be available at the reference desk beginning at 6:30 p.m. the day of the program.
Mad Science presents Up, Up and Away!, for ages 4 and up, is 1 and 2 p.m. July 20. See spellbinding scientific experiments that explore the principles of air pressure. One hundred free tickets for each performance will be available at the reference desk beginning at noon the day of the program.
Eric Herman presents “Creative Tunes for Kids” at 1 and 2 p.m. July 27. Come for fun and creative songs. One hundred free tickets for each performance will be available at the reference desk beginning at noon the day of the program.
The Old Time Music Show is at 1 and 2 p.m. July 6. Discover how American pioneers made music. One hundred free tickets for each performance will be available at the reference desk beginning at noon on the day of the program.
Cyndi Soup and The Thumbs Up Puppets presents “Whales, Sails, Treasures and Tales” at 1 and 2 p.m. July 13. Sing, dance, tell stories and search for buried treasure. One hundred free tickets for each performance will be available at the reference desk beginning at noon on the day of the program.
Fiestas de Alfabetización Temprana en Español is at 7 p.m. July 6. The fiestas are workshops designed for Spanish-speaking families to prepare their children for kindergarten.
Preschool story times are at 10:30 a.m. July 6, 13, 20 and 27.
Lunch Bunch story times, for children ages 3-6 with an adult, are at noon July 7, 14, 21 and 28.
Toddler Story Times, for children ages 1-3 with an adult, are at 10 and 11 a.m. July 8, 15, 22 and 29.
Talk Time for adults is at 6:30 p.m. Thursdays and at 1 p.m. Mondays.
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.
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.
FreePlay, for all ages, is every day. Borrow a Nintendo DS and games and play at the library for up to two hours. FreePlayers must have an unblocked library card and an ID. If you’re 14 and older, bring your ID. If you’re under 14, bring an adult with an ID.
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.
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.