Community calendar

August 11, 2009

By Staff


Campfire awaits <br> 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 File

Campfire awaits 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 File

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.

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

WineStyles hosts “Attack of the Killer Bees” Wine Tasting from 5 – 9 p.m. Aug. 14. The Killer Bee label is from Chile and with two whites and four reds, it has a great variety. Fee of $5 includes a pour of each featured wine. Complimentary light appetizers are offered as well. For more information, go to or call 837-8884.

It’s Vendor Appreciation Day at the Issaquah Farmers Market, from 9 a.m. – 2 p.m. Aug. 15 at Pickering Barn, 1730 10th Ave. N.W. There will also be a natural health fair in the hay barn and the New Age Flamenco Band performs at 11 a.m. Call 837-3300.The Julius Boehm Pool will be closed for annual maintenance from Aug. 17-23. For registrations, the pool’s phone 837-3350 will be answered from 8-11 a.m. each day during the closure.

The August Greater Issaquah Chamber of Commerce membership luncheon is at 11:30 a.m. Aug. 18 at Hilton Garden Inn, 1800 N.W. Gilman Blvd. The sponsor is Overlake Hospital Medical Center; the featured speaker and corporate training expert is Andrew Gustafson. Learn the seven keys of teamwork, network with some of the chamber’s 63 new members, witness the unveiling of the new logo and more. Go to or call 392-7024 to make a reservation.

All The Best Pet Care hosts an all day Ice Cream Social for pets and their owners from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. Aug. 20, 1590 N.W. Gilman Blvd. The ice cream featured is actually yogurt and is all-natural, in individual servings for dogs and cats. Contact Gail at 369-8383 or go to for more information.

Sponge, a children’s language center, in conjunction with Yuen Lui Studio, invites families to the free event, You’re a Star! to celebrate the Japanese and Chinese star festivals of the summer, from 10 a.m.–noon Aug. 30 at 375 N.W. Gilman Blvd. Teachers will facilitate night sky-themed mini language classes in Mandarin, Spanish, French and Japanese. Children ages newborn to 10 years old will go home with a complimentary superstar snapshot. To RSVP, call 274-5188 or e-mail For more information, go to


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 2009 Chris Elliott Fund Summer Bike Ride for Brain Cancer Research begins at 9 a.m. Aug. 23 at Sunny Hills Elementary, 3200 Issaquah-Pine Lake Road S.E., Sammamish. The ride will proceed through the scenic Redmond-Issaquah Plateau and Snoqualmie River Valley. This event is open to riders of all levels with a bicycle and a helmet. Riders will have a choice of three different routes. Registration is $25 for individuals, $40 per family and $15 for each team member in teams of four or more. Make donations at Go to or text the word CEF to 764748 for more information or to register.


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.

“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. Register by calling 495-1229 or e-mailing The class schedule is:

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. 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.

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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