Community calendar

August 25, 2009

By Staff


A decade as neighbor Sammamish Nights, celebrating the 10th anniversary  of the city of Sammamish, is from 6-10 p.m. Aug. 29 at      City Hall at Sammamish Commons, 801 228th Ave. S.E. There will be wine, food and entertainment by jazz  musician  Darren Motamedy. Tickets are $35.  Purchase tickets at File

A decade as neighbor Sammamish Nights, celebrating the 10th anniversary of the city of Sammamish, is from 6-10 p.m. Aug. 29 at City Hall at Sammamish Commons, 801 228th Ave. S.E. There will be wine, food and entertainment by jazz musician Darren Motamedy. Tickets are $35. Purchase tickets at File

Lakeside Center is holding an Autism Open House from 4-8 p.m. Aug. 27 at 1871 N.W. Gilman Blvd., across from the Hilton Garden Inn. All prospective parents, current parents, pediatricians and families are invited to attend. Learn about preschool classrooms, therapy programs and meet new members of the staff. Call 657-0620 for more information. R.S.V.P. by e-mailing

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.

It’s Kid’s Day at the Issaquah Farmers Market, from 9 a.m. – 2 p.m. Aug. 29 at Pickering Barn, 1730 10th Ave. N.W. Children 18 and under are invited to sell handmade items. Register by calling 837-3311. Kaze Daiko Taiko Drum Band performs at 11 a.m. Pony rides will be on the grass lawn. Issaquah Camera Club will display photos in the Hay Barn. Call 837-3300.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 Kiwanis Club of Issaquah and the Issaquah Rotary Club annual joint meeting is at noon Sept. 8 at Our Savior Lutheran Church, 745 Front St. S. Gov. Christine Gregoire will be the program speaker. The Kiwanis Club will not be having its normal meeting on Sept. 9.

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 descendants 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.


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. 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 mail checks made out to ISD Nurses Fund to The Issaquah Press, 45 Front St. S., Issaquah WA 98027, or donate online at

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.


Bible Study Fellowship Sammamish Day Women hosts 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.


“Beginning Genealogy: Discover Your Family History,” is from 3-4 p.m. Aug. 30 at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, 26529 S.E. Duthie Hill Road. This free class will explain the five basic steps to start your family history search from square one and inspire you to begin right away. Call 681-3312.

The Issaquah Arts Commission has paid for free art classes from 2:30-3:30 p.m. at the Youth Center, 301 Rainier Blvd. S. Register by calling 837-3310. The schedule is:

“T-Shirt Design” — Sept. 14 and Oct. 5

“Tie-Dye” — Sept. 21

“Mosaics” — Sept. 28

“Batiking” — Oct. 12

“Print Making” — Oct. 19

“Play With Clay” — Nov. 2 and 23

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.

The library is closed for Labor Day.

Freeplay — for all ages, Tuesdays, Sept. 1 – Dec. 31. Stop by the library to borrow a Nintendo DS and games and play at the library for up to two hours. Freeplayers must have an unblocked library card.

Preschool story time — 11 a.m. Sept. 14, 21 and 28 and 11:30 am. Sept. 15 and 22

Spanish story times — 7 p.m. Sept. 14, 21 and 28

Toddler story times — 10:30 a.m. Sept. 15, 22 and 29, and 10 and 11 a.m. Sept. 17 and 24

Mother Goose story times — For ages 12-24 months, 11 a.m. Sept. 16, 23 and 30 and 10 a.m. Sept. 23 and 30

Strategy Games Club, Rock Band Edition — For middle and high school teens only, 4 p.m. Sept. 17

Study Zone — 1 p.m. Sept. 15, drop in during scheduled Study Zone hours for free homework help from volunteer tutors.

Manga Club — For teens, 3 p.m. Sept. 21

Issaquah Library Book Discussion Group — “The Plague of Doves,” by Louise Edrich, 6:30 p.m. Sept. 23

Book Group Gathering, featuring Nancy Pearl, is at 9:30 a.m. Sept. 26. Pearl speaks about the pleasures of reading to library and community groups throughout the world and comments on books regularly on NPR’s “Morning Edition.”

“Find a Nest,” for adults, 7 p.m. Sept. 29, learn the tricks from a civil engineer on how to hunt successfully for foreclosed property and how to buy land to build your dream home

Opera preview: “La Traviata,” by Giuseppe Verdi, for adults, 7 p.m. Sept. 30


“Harvest Still Lives” — A Parks and Recreation Department One Day Art Workshops for ages 7-14, noon – 2 p.m. Aug. 29 at the Community Center, $14. Register online at

Sixth Grade Night, 7-10 p.m. Sept. 11 at the community center. Games, crafts and fun activities. A professional magic show is at 8 p.m. Fee is $5. Parent volunteers are needed — call 837-3317 if interested.

Districtwide Middle School Dance — for grades 6-8 with photo ID, 7-10 p.m. Sept. 25. Fee is $5 at the door. Parent volunteers needed. Call 837-3317.

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” 10:15 a.m.-noon, Mondays.

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

AARP Driver Safety, 10 a.m. – 3 p.m. Sept. 8 & 15, $14 or $12 for AARP members

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. Thursdays Sept. 17 – Nov.5, $100, keyboards provided

Stay Active & Independent for Life: Intermediate-level 9:30-10:30 a.m. Wednesday and Friday, Sept. 2 – Oct. 2, $35; beginner-level 11 a.m. – noon, Monday and Wednesday Sept. 2 – ct. 7, $35

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

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

Activity night, 6-9 p.m. Wednesdays

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

Learning Tai Chi, 10-10:45 a.m. Monday, free

Cards, 8:30 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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