Community calendar

July 7, 2009

By Staff


The Issaquah Farmers Market is from 9 a.m. – 2 p.m. July 11 at the Pickering Barn, 1730 10th Ave. N.W. This week’s theme is Cooking at the Market with a cooking demonstration by PCC Market at 11 a.m. and a film, “Good Food,” at 9:30 a.m. and 12:30 p.m. in the hay barn. Call 837-3311.A home buyers’ seminar, “Real Estate Spring Training,” is from 1:30-3:30 p.m. July 19 at the fire station, 175 Newport Way N.W. Call 888-689-6763 toll-free.

Chalk Art Fest, presented by the city of Issaquah Arts Commission, is from noon – 5 p.m. July 21 at the community center. All entries will be judged at 5 p.m.; winners will be announced at 6 p.m. before the Concert on the Green. Sidewalk space is available on a first-come, first-served basis. Call 837-3300.

Stroke and vascular disease screening is from 9 a.m. – 4 p.m. July 22 at Aegis Living, 780 N.W. Juniper St. Cost is $139. Advanced registration is required. Call 1-800-324-1851 toll-free.

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


A live audio chat, “Freedom: What Spiritual Healing Can Do For You,” is at 11 a.m. July 14 at the Christian Science Reading Room, 195 Front St. Join this live chat with a Christian Science practitioner and learn how you can find freedom through prayer, and bring physical and mental peace to your life.


“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.

WomanSpirit Center offers the following classes at its Bellevue location, 1400 112th Ave. S.E., Suite 100. Call 641-1527 or go to

“Focusing” — 1:30-3:30 p.m. July 10. Cost is $35. Become more aware of your body’s physical sensations, connect those felt senses to your emotions and then listen to themes for the wisdom they offer.

“Soul Collage” — 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. July 11. Cost is $75. Work with the language of symbols, images and archetypes to discover the ongoing “story of you.”

“Celebrating Summer: A Retreat” — 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. July 12. Cost is $50. Walk the trails at WomanSpirit Center and experience the land firsthand for “soul healing.”

“Feeling the Pinch of Stress and Anxiety? Steps to Energy and Freedom” — 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. July 13. Cost is $45. A stress inventory will help you see your usual responses and discover healthy techniques to manage it.

The city of Issaquah Parks and Recreation Department offers the following one-day workshops at the community center:

“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

Issaquah Library

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, 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.

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.

Preschool story times are at 10:30 a.m. July 13, 20 and 27.

Lunch Bunch story times, for children ages 3-6 with an adult, are at noon July 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.

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

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.

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.

“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.

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

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