Community Calendar

September 1, 2009

By Staff


It’s Labor Day Weekend at the Issaquah Farmers Market, from 9 a.m. – 2 p.m. Sept. 5 at Pickering Barn, 1730 10th Ave. N.W. The Dixie Kings Jazz Band performs at 11 a.m. A Rock, Paper, Scissors Tournament is at 11 a.m., with elementary, middle school, high school and adult divisions. Call 837-3300.Author Victoria Simco will be signing her children’s fantasy novel, “The Magic Warble” from 5-7 p.m. Sept. 4 at Revolution Gallery, 317 Gilman Blvd. Suite No. 26. All kids will receive a book mark and gel bracelet with the “Magic Warble” inscribed on it. Call 392-4982 or go to

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.

The Issaquah Parks and Recreation and Lunar Flicks present a free Movie on the Green, “Hotel for Dogs,” at 8:30 p.m. Sept. 12 on the community center lawn (indoors in case of inclement weather). Bring blankets and lawn chairs. Concessions will be available. Call 837-3300.

The Salmon Days Ohfishal Festival Kick-Off & Volunteer Sign-Up Party is from 5:30-7 p.m. Sept. 15 at Pickering Barn, 1730 10th Ave. N.W. Learn more at, call 392-0661 or e-mail

The 12th annual Providence Point Fall Art Show, featuring up to 100 works of art by residents, is from 1-4 p.m. Sept. 19-20 in the North Community Building, 4010 Providence Point Drive S.E. Call 391-1449 or 369-8332.

The Issaquah American Association of University Women Fall Pot Luck is at 6 p.m. Sept. 24 at the King County Library System Service Center, 960 Newport Way N.W. Call 392-1890.


Massage Envy is participating in Massage for the Cure Sept. 15 at 735 N.W. Gilman Blvd, Suite E. The clinic will offer $35 one-hour therapeutic massage sessions, with $10 from each massage going directly to the Puget Sound Affiliate of Susan G. Komen for the Cure. Additional donations will be accepted and all proceeds will go directly to the local community to help support breast cancer education, research, screening and treatment initiatives. Make an appointment by calling 391-4455 or going to


“Discouraged About Your Employment Prospects? Prayer Can Help” is the topic for a live audio chat at 11 a.m. Sept. 8 in the Christian Science Reading Room, 195 Front St.

Just in time for the High Holidays – Rosh Hashana and Yom Kippur – a new Torah Scroll will be completed at the Chabad of the Central Cascades, a Jewish outreach, educational and social service organization. Participants will help an expert scribe complete final letters of this magnificent scroll. At 3 p.m. Sept. 13, community leaders and rabbis will join this exciting event at the Chabad’s new center, 24121 S.E. Black Nugget Road. All are welcome. Go to or call 985-7639.

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.


The Issaquah Resource Conservation Office and Seattle Tilth offer the following classes at Pickering Garden, 1730 10th Ave. N.W. Advanced registration is required at or 206-633-0451, ext. 101:

“Composting for Apartment Dwellers” — For adults, 6-8 p.m. Sept. 9

“Putting the Garden to Bed” — For adults, 9-11 a.m. Oct. 10

“Ladybug Picnic” — For ages 2-5, 10 a.m. – noon, Sept. 16

Squak Mt. Greenhouses and Nursery offers the following free seminars at 7600 Renton-Issaquah Road S.E.:

Master Gardener Clinics — 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. Saturdays, Sept. 5-26

Revolutionary Lawn Care — 10:30 a.m. Sept. 5

Training for new Friends of Issaquah Salmon Hatchery docent program, the knowledgeable guides at the hatchery, is from 9 a.m. – 2:30 p.m. Sept. 12 in the hatchery’s Watershed Science Center, 80 Newport Way S.W. Call 427-0259 or e-mail

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

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, through 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 — For ages 2-3 with an adult, 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 with an adult, 10 and 11 a.m. Sept. 16, 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. starting 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

The following programs are offered for adults:

“Restoration of Health Through Acupuncture” — 7 p.m. Sept. 15

“In the American Grain: The World of Andrew Wyeth” — 7 p.m. Sept. 22. Susan Olds presents a preview and discussion of the Seattle Art Museum’s exhibit, “Andrew Wyeth: Remembrance.”

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

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

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

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.”


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.

End of Summer Picnic, 12:30 p.m. Sept. 10, music by Old Time Fiddlers, purchase meal tickets $3 at the front desk

Take a day trip to Skagit Casino Coach, 8:45 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. Sept. 2, $14.

4Highline SeaTac Botanical Garden, 9 a.m. – 2:30 p.m. Sept. 14, $10

4Roslyn Museum & Cemetery Tour, 8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. Sept. 16, $14

4Sunday Drive with Gregory, noon – 3 p.m. Sept. 20, $5

4 Water Taxi to Salty’s at Alki, 10:45 a.m. – 3 p.m. Sept. 23, $13

4 Elandan Gardens & Anthony’s in Bremerton, 8 a.m. – 5:30 p.m. Sept. 30, $24

Eastside Fire & Rescue offers free blood pressure checks from 10:45-11:45 a.m. the third Tuesday.

“English as a Second Language: Intermediate Level” 10:15 a.m.-noon, every other Monday.

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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