July 14, 2009
The Issaquah Farmers Market is from 9 a.m. – 2 p.m. July 18 at the Pickering Barn, 1730 10th Ave. N.W. There will be Market Bingo at 11 a.m. in the Hay Barn. A winter gardening class is from 9-11 a.m. Register by calling 206-633-5045, ext. 2, or go to www.seattletilth.org. 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.
Avikai, 1180 N.W. Maple St., Suite 140, celebrates its Best of Issaquah award with a garden party from 4-9 p.m. July 21. New cosmetic surgeon Dr. Don Peterson will be introduced. There will also be music by Half Pack Live, free pomegranate martinis, hors d’oeuvres, prizes and specials. RSVP to firstname.lastname@example.org or 391-1433.
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 Providence Point Garden Club hosts a Home and Garden Tour from 1-4 p.m. and High Tea from 3-5 p.m. July 25. There will be 10 homes and one unique garden open, all located in the Providence Point community. Tickets are $20 and will be available at the Providence Point real estate office the day of the sale. Ask for directions at the front gate, located on Southeast 43rd Way.
The 5th District Democrats Speaker Series will feature Port Commissioner Gael Tarleton from 7-9 p.m. July 30 at the Issaquah Public Library, 10 W. Sunset Way. She will discuss the major issues facing the Port and Seatac and take questions from the audience. Dinner will be served at 6:30 p.m. The event is free and open to the public. Go to http://5thdems.org.
The Issaquah History Museums’ Train Show is from 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. Aug. 1 in the Train Depot museum. See model trains, blow the air horn, watch a speeder go up and down the tracks, and build your own train at the Lego train center. The Northwest Pacific Z-Scalers will have their z-scale (very small) layouts on display and the depot’s own layout will be operating. This event is free with museum admission ($2 for adults and $1 for children, with family passes available). Call 392-3500.
Beat the Heat Splash Day is from 1-3 p.m. Aug. 5 at the community center. Price is $2 per child, 12 and under. A fire truck arrives at 2 p.m. Middle and high school volunteers are needed. Call 837-3317.
The Northwest Paragliding Club hosts the Tiger Mountain Fly-In from 9 a.m. – 9 p.m. July 25. The landing zone is south of Issaquah on Issaquah-Hobart Road. Try a tandem paragliding flight for half price at $100 to help support the club. Preregister online at www.nwparagliding.com. Call 206-660-5887.
Tee off with the YMCA on Aug. 10. This 10th annual golf tournament provides funding for the Black Achievers program, which offers Seattle-area high school students opportunities to explore their career options, develop leadership skills and prepare for college with support from black professionals in the community. The contest begins with a 1:30 p.m. shotgun start at Newcastle Golf Course in Newcastle. Register before July 27 by calling 206-322-6969.
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. Those who simply want to watch or support the trolley project can get in on the fun by donating $10 at the door. 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:
“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
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 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, at 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.
Preschool story times are at 10:30 a.m. July 20 and 27.
Lunch Bunch story times, for children ages 3-6 with an adult, are at noon July 21 and 28.
Toddler Story Times, for children ages 1-3 with an adult, are at 10 and 11 a.m. July 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 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 through 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.
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.