Community calendar

August 18, 2009

By Staff

File Cars for school supplies Help children in need in the Issaquah School District by bringing school supplies (no backpacks) or cash or checks to XXX Rootbeer Drive-in, 98 N.E. Gilman Blvd., from 8 a.m. – 3 p.m. Aug. 23 and 30. Money raised goes to the school district’s Nurses Fund to help children in need. The drive is sponsored by Camaro Firebird Club Northwest. You can also donate online at

Cars for school supplies Help children in need in the Issaquah School District by bringing school supplies (no backpacks) or cash or checks to XXX Rootbeer Drive-in, 98 N.E. Gilman Blvd., from 8 a.m. – 3 p.m. Aug. 23 and 30. Money raised goes to the school district’s Nurses Fund to help children in need. The drive is sponsored by Camaro Firebird Club Northwest. You can also donate online at File photo


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.

The Julius Boehm Pool is closed for annual maintenance through Aug. 23. For registrations, the pool’s phone 837-3350 will be answered from 8-11 a.m. each day during the closure.

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

All The Best Pet Care hosts an all day Ice Cream Social for pets and their owners from 10 a.m. – 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. Call 369-8383 or go to

It’s Customer Appreciation Day at the Issaquah Farmers Market, from 9 a.m. – 2 p.m. Aug. 22 at Pickering Barn, 1730 10th Ave. N.W. Fill out a survey and get a raffle ticket to win a prize. Elspeth Savani’s Orchestra Zarabanda performs at 10 a.m. Music Works performs at noon. Call 837-3300.

Gemini Fish Market, 1410 N.W. Gilman Blvd., hosts a free Cajun cooking demonstration with crawdad specialist Rick Cane, of Cajun’s Choice, at noon Aug. 22. Call 961-0741.

A Deeper Well — An open discussion to meet old friends and make new ones is at 8 p.m. Aug. 25 at the Issaquah Brew House, 35 W. Sunset Way.

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, will go home with a complimentary superstar snapshot. RSVP by calling 274-5188 or e-mailing Learn more at

The Issaquah History Museums will hold its sixth annual Hometown Issaquah Reunion from 9 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. Sept. 12 at the Issaquah Depot, 50 Rainier Blvd. N. Longtime and former residents and pioneer descendents are invited to meet and socialize. There will be workshops about memoir writing, basic genealogy and preservation of photos and heirlooms. Call 392-3500 or e-mail for registration information; forms can also be downloaded at Volunteers are needed to help record photo and family information, as well as memories.


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 School, 3200 Issaquah-Pine Lake Road S.E., Sammamish. The ride will proceed through the flatlands and rolling hills of the scenic Redmond-Issaquah Plateau and Snoqualmie River Valley. This is open to riders with a bicycle and a helmet. Riders will have a choice of three route lengths. Register online at Registration fees are $25 for individuals, $40 per family and $15 for each team member in teams of four or more. Donate at Go to or text the word CEF to 764748 for more information.

A Bridge Luncheon to benefit cancer research is from 9:30 a.m. – 2 p.m. at St. Madeline Sophie Church, 4400 130th Place S.E., Bellevue. Play bridge (no partner required) and have lunch. Sign up or learn more by calling 643-2120 or e-mailing


A live audio chat “After Katrina: Prayer About Hurricanes and Their Impact” is at 11 a.m. Aug. 25 at the Christian Science Reading Room, 9806 238th Way S.E. This chat will offer spiritual ideas for being aware and prayerfully prepared for those who live in areas potentially affected by Atlantic hurricanes.

Bible Study Fellowship Sammamish Day Women is having an introduction class for women and children from 9:15-11:05 a.m. Sept. 17 and 24 at Pine Lake Covenant Church, 1715 228th Ave. S.E. The Book of John will be studied. E-mail or call 392-9271.


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.

Divorce Recovery, a seminar for those going through separation or divorce, or trying to move on from divorce, is Tuesday evenings, Sept. 15 to Nov. 24, at Pine Lake Covenant Church, 1715 228th Ave. S.E. Register by calling 392-8636 or going to Child care is provided by pre-registration only.

Issaquah Library

The library is at 10 W. Sunset Way. Call 392-5430.

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.


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. 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. 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.

The following day trips are offered in August:

Outback Kangaroo Farm, 9 a.m. – 3:30 p.m. Aug. 19, $18

The World in Your Cup & University Village, 9:30 a.m. – 3:30 p.m. Aug. 24, $11

Connell’s Dahlia Farm & Johnny’s in Fife, 9 a.m. – 3 p.m., Aug. 26, $8

Line dancing classes, 10-11 a.m. Thursday, $5

Computer Lab Tutor, free basic skills, 1-2 p.m. Tuesday

Keyboard Music For Adults: beginners 11 a.m. – noon Tuesday; 1-2 p.m. Thursday for continuing classes, $90, keyboards provided

Intermediate-level Stay Active & Independent for Life, 9:40-10:40 a.m. Monday and Wednesday through Aug. 26, $22; beginner-level SAIL, 11 a.m. – noon, Monday and Wednesday through Oct. 7, $35

Sit and Be Fit, 1:30-2:30 p.m. Wednesday, $20

Books and More, second and fourth Wednesday, 10:30-11:30 a.m.

Activity night, 6-9 p.m. Wednesdays

Appointments can be made for foot care clinics every Thursday — $25.

Ping-Pong, 1-4 p.m. Friday and 6-9 p.m. Wednesday

Tai Chi, 9-10 a.m. Monday

Cards, 9:30 a.m. Thursday

Bridge, 10:55 a.m. – 3 p.m. Monday and Wednesday

Happy Hookers needlework group, 11 a.m.-1:30 p.m. Thursday

Mahjong, 9 a.m. – noon Tuesday

Tai Chi, 9-10 a.m. Monday

Sing along, 11:15 a.m third Friday

Writers Call, 10:30-11:30 a.m. first and third Wednesday

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