Community calendar

August 4, 2009

By Staff


Two recently born Bengal tiger cubs will be on display from 9 a.m. – 5 p.m. through Aug. 31 at the Cougar Mountain Zoo, 19525 S.E. 54th St. Admission is $8-$10.50. Call 391-5508.Community Campfire, sponsored by Our Savior Lutheran Church, is from 6-8 p.m. every Wednesday through Aug. 19 at Sunset Beach at Lake Sammamish State Park. There will be guitars and singing, s’mores and hot dogs. Call 392-4169 or go to

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 fun for the whole family, including activities for children of all ages. There will be a speed-pitching booth, climbing wall and an appearance by former Seattle Mariner Jeff Nelson 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.

TangoFusion Dance Co. will teach and demonstrate Argentine Tango dancing from 7:30-8:30 p.m. Aug. 7 at the Issaquah Senior Center, 75 N.E. Creek Way, as part of ArtWalk. No partner is needed. Beginners and dancers of all ages are welcome.

The Issaquah Farmers Market is from 9 a.m. – 2 p.m. Aug. 8 at Pickering Barn, 1730 10th Ave. N.W. A PCC Market cooking demonstration is at 11 a.m. The Friendly Advise Barbershop Quartet performs at 11 a.m. The Volkswalk starts at 9 a.m. Call 837-3300.

The Issaquah History Museums will hold an open house and Old Junk Sale from 10 a.m. – 1 p.m. Aug. 8 at its Restoration Shop, 170 S.E. Bush St. Learn more by calling 392-3500 or e-mailing

Families are invited to “Magic Tricks and Secrets Live,” a combination magic workshop, DVD release party and a chance for children to star in their own magic video at 7 p.m. Aug. 11 at the King County Library System Service Center, 960 Newport Way N.W. Children learn magic with rubber bands, paperclips, playing cards and more. All props and hands-on instruction are provided. The evening is free. “Living Room Magic” DVDs are available for purchase. Reserve your free space by e-mailing or calling 877-412-5064 toll-free.

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.

Wine tasting — featuring Northwest wine, snacks and supervised childcare — is at 6 p.m. Aug. 14 at Kidz Bounce, 8178 304th Ave. S.E. Call 222-5439 or go to


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. Call 206-322-6969.

The 25th Annual Eagles Aerie No. 3054 Golf Classic is Aug. 8 at Lake Wilderness Golf Course, 25400 Witte Road S.E., Maple Valley. Late registration after July 26 is $90. Twosomes are $178. Foursomes are $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


The live audio chat “Putting an End to Racism” is at 11 a.m. Aug. 11 at the Christian Science Reading Room, 195 Front St. A recent survey found most Americans still see racial discrimination as a serious problem. Join this chat and find out how prayer can alleviate and ultimately eliminate racism.


The Parks and Recreation Department offers “Draw An Ice Cream Sundae & Eat It,” for ages 6-11, from noon – 2 p.m. Aug. 8 at the community center. Fee is $12. Learn more or register by calling 837-3300 or going to

Coldwell Banker Bain offers a free, comprehensive home buying 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’s final cycle in the lecture series “Gotterdammerung” is at 7 p.m. Aug. 5.

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

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

“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.

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.


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:

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

Aug. 15 — “Clay Beads” — ages 5-8 — $14

Aug. 15 — “Acrylic Sunflowers” — ages 7-14 — $18

Aug. 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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