Community calendar

July 21, 2009

By Staff


The Issaquah Farmers Market is from 9 a.m. – 2 p.m. July 25 at Pickering Barn, 1730 10th Ave. N.W. Children 18 or under are invited to sell handmade items. Registration is required; call 837-3311. Chalk Art on the Trail — kids are invited to decorate the Pickering Trail from 9 a.m. – 2 p.m. There will be pony rides on the grass lawn and Family Music Time, featuring The Musik Nest.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.

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 tour. 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

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 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.

Sleep Country USA’s Foster Kids School Supplies Drive is collecting donations of new school supplies for local foster kids through Sept. 7. Bring new supplies, including pencils, pens, erasers, calculators, paper, backpacks, binders and pocket dictionaries to the Issaquah store, 730 N.W. Gilman Blvd., Suite C110. The store is open from 10 a.m. – 9 p.m. Monday through Friday, 10 a.m. – 8 p.m. Saturday and 10 a.m. – 7 p.m. Sunday. Call 313-9415.

The Corvairs Northwest’s 12th annual Orphan and Discontinued Car Show is at 8 a.m. Aug. 2 at the XXX Rootbeer Drive-in, 98 Gilman Blvd. Bring out your orphan or discontinued vehicle — such as Studebaker, Hudson, DeLorean, Packard, Austin Healey, AMC, Nash, Corvair, Fairlane, Tempest and Imperial. Dash plaques will be available for the first 100 vehicles and People’s Choice awards will be given for first through third place in each category. E-mail questions to Registration forms are available online at

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.

Overlake Hospital Medical Center hosts an open house from 5:30-8 p.m. Aug. 6 at its new Issaquah location, 5708 E. Lake Sammamish Parkway S.E. There will be a speed pitching booth and climbing wall, and former Seattle Mariner and New York Yankee All-Star pitcher Jeff Nelson will be on hand to sign autographs and offer pitching advice to children. Free picnic dinners will be provided along with coupons for $20 sports physicals for the first 100 children.


Jake Halela, of Newcastle, and his friend David Benveniste, of Bellevue, as part of their Bar Mitzvah, are planning a dog wash to benefit the Seattle Humane Society from 11 a.m. – 3 p.m. July 25 at The Whole Pet Shop, 1702 Duvall Ave. N.E., Renton. All proceeds from a suggested minimum donation of $5 per dog will be donated to the humane society. Call 687-7731.

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 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


Career Connection Issaquah presents “Tuning Up Your Résumé,” by Lisa Quast, corporate executive and career coach, at St. Michael and All Angels Episcopal Church, 325 S.E. Darst St. Career Connection gatherings begin with lunch. Call 392-3215 to learn more.

A live audio chat, “Travel Safely in God’s Care,” is at 11 a.m. July 28 in the Christian Science Reading Room, 195 Front St. N. For spiritual insights into safety, camping, being away from home for the first time or any other travel issue, bring your questions to this live chat.


The Parks and Recreation Department is offering the following classes/courses at the community center. Learn more or register by calling 837-3300 or going to

“Abstract Acrylics,” for ages 6-11, is from 11:30 a.m. – 1 p.m. July 25. Fee is $18.

“Make Your Own Paper Dolls,” for ages 5-9, is from 11:30 a.m. – 1 p.m. Aug. 1. Fee is $12.

“Illustrate Your Own Poetry,” for ages 12-18, is from noon – 2 p.m., Aug. 1, Fee is $14.

“Draw An Ice Cream Sundae & Eat It,” for ages 6-11, is from noon – 2 p.m. Aug. 8. Fee is $12.

If you are a first-time buyer or just need a refresher course, Coldwell Banker Bain offers a free, comprehensive seminar from 6:30-8:30 p.m. Aug. 27 at Fire Station 83, 3425 Issaquah-Pine Lake Road, to provide a broader and richer understanding of buying real estate, breaking down the process into manageable and understandable steps. Topics include pre-approval, home search, negotiations, closing, tax credit and many more. Call 888-689-6763 for prerecorded message.

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:

“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 27.

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 27.

Lunch Bunch story times, for children ages 3-6 with an adult, are at noon July 28.

Toddler Story Times, for children ages 1-3 with an adult, are at 10 and 11 a.m. July 22 and 29, and Aug. 5.

Preschool story time is at 10:30 a.m. Aug. 3.

“Shake Rattle and Read,” an interactive program using Hula Hoops, ukuleles and simple props for all ages, is at 2 and 3 p.m. Aug. 3. One hundred free tickets for each performance will be available at the reference desk beginning at noon the day of the program.

Spanish story times are at 7 p.m. Aug. 3 and 10.

Lunch Bunch story time, for ages 3-6, is at noon Aug. 4.

“Dino O’Dell & the Veloci-Rappers,” for ages 3 and older, is at 7 p.m. Aug. 6. Join Dino O’Dell for an interactive musical journey. One hundred free tickets for each performance will be available at the reference desk at 6:30 p.m. the day of the program.

“Magic Tricks and Secrets Live,” for ages 6 and older, is at 7 p.m. Aug. 11 at the KCLS Service Center, 960 Newport Way N.W. Star in your own magic video! Learn magic and perform a trick on video that will be edited and posted to Youtube (requires a parent/guardian release.) All props and hands-on instruction are provided.

“Making the Game,” for ages 13-18, is at 1 p.m. Aug. 14. Join DigiPen Institute of Technology to learn about the video game industry, what it takes to be a game developer and build an actual game. Registration is limited to 10 participants.

Strategy Games Club meets at 3:30 p.m. Aug. 21. Play video games, board games or run “Dungeons and Dragons.”

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 Thursdays at 4 p.m. through Aug. 4.

Read Three, Get One Free Summer Edition — Forms are available to be eligible for a monthly prize drawing and entered in the grand prize drawing for a free laptop. Second prize is a MUVO MP3 player.

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.


Toddler Time, an indoor playground at the community center with cars, bikes, slides, wagons and more active toys to discover, for ages 1-3, is from 8 a.m. – noon. Fee is $2 per child.

The Issaquah Parks and Recreation Department presents Discover This — Hands on Science, for ages 3-5, from 10 – 10:50 a.m. at the community center. Fee is $52 for four classes. Register by calling 495-1229 or e-mailing The class schedule is:

Aug. 7 — “Sink or Float”

Aug. 17 — “Gear City”

Aug. 24 — “Gack, Goo and Slime”Aug. 31 — “Dino Dig It”

The Issaquah Parks and Recreation Department presents One Day Art Workshops, for ages 5-18, from noon – 2 p.m. at the community center. Register online at The class schedule is:July 25 — “Abstract Acrylics” — ages 6-11 — $18

Aug. 1 — “Make Your Own Paper Dolls” — ages 5-9 — $12Aug. 1 — “Illustrate Your Own Poetry” — ages 12-18 — $14

Aug. 8 — “Draw an Ice Cream Sundae & Eat It!” — ages 6-11 — $12Aug. 15 — “Clay Beads” — ages 5-8 — $14

Aug. 15 — “Acrylic Sunflowers” — ages 7-14 — $18Aug. 22 — “Outdoor Watercolors at the Farmers Market” — ages 6-18 — $16

Aug. 29 — “Harvest Still Lives” — ages 7-14 — $14

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.

The following day trips are offered in June:

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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