Community calendar

September 8, 2009

By Staff

Learn to live with bears ‘Living Safely With Black Bears,’ a slideshow/exhibit/Q&A presented by Julie Hopkins, wildlife biologist with the Grizzly Bear Outreach Project, and Jason Capelli, from the Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife, is from 7-9 p.m. Sept. 10 at Blakely Hall, 2550 N.E. Park Drive. By Ron Coscorrosae

Learn to live with bears ‘Living Safely With Black Bears,’ a slideshow/exhibit/Q&A presented by Julie Hopkins, wildlife biologist with the Grizzly Bear Outreach Project, and Jason Capelli, from the Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife, is from 7-9 p.m. Sept. 10 at Blakely Hall, 2550 N.E. Park Drive. By Ron Coscorrosae


It’s Cooking at the Market Day at the Issaquah Farmers Market, from 9 a.m. – 2 p.m. Sept. 12 at Pickering Barn, 1730 10th Ave. N.W. A cooking demonstration is at 11 a.m. James Whetzel & Sabastian Lange perform at 11 a.m. Call 837-3300.

The Issaquah History Museums’ sixth annual Hometown Issaquah Reunion is 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.

Join the Mountains to Sound Greenway Trust for restoration work of wildlife habitat along Issaquah Creek and Lake Sammamish from 9 a.m. – noon at Lake Sammamish State Park Sept. 12. Register by calling 206-812-0122 or e-mailing

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 inaugural Frogs & Dogs Festival is from noon – 10 p.m. Sept. 19 and from noon – 6 p.m. Sept. 20 at the Issaquah Brewhouse, 35 W. Sunset Way. There will be doggie dancing, doggie musical chairs, celebrity dog lookalike contests, a free dog wash, Frogger video tournament and a leapfrog competition. There will be fun stuff for children, including a frog and dog coloring contest and games. Entry is $10 and includes five taster tokens. (Children, dogs and frogs get in free when accompanied by an adult). Proceeds from the festival will benefit Reach for the Sky July (, a three-week, all scholarship summer arts day camp for Issaquah and Snoqualmie Valley underserved youths. Volunteers are needed. Go to, call 503-241-3800 or e-mail

Sustainable Issaquah hosts a community meeting from 3-5 p.m. Sept. 19 at City Hall’s Eagle Room, 130 E. Sunset Way. Help the city envision the future of the community, and plan actionable and lasting solutions to maintain or improve the livability and sustainability of Issaquah. Go to E-mail questions to or call 313-0201.

Aegis of Issaquah hosts a special Grandparents Day Sept. 19. Local Girl Scout troops are coming from 2-3:30 p.m. to pass out cards to every resident and do craft projects with them. They are also debuting a video using residents for the story of “Goldie Locks and the Three Bears.” Call 392-8100.

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.


Hayes Nursery, 12504 Issaquah-Hobart Road S.E., hosts Harvest Fest Sept. 19. Local band The Studebakers performs from 2-4 p.m. There will be a silent auction, with such items as Peggy Karr glass plate, Japanese maples, hydrangeas and more, with proceeds benefiting the Issaquah Food and Clothing Bank. There’s also a 50/50 raffle, with half the sales total going to the food bank, and the winner receiving a Hayes Nursery gift certificate in the amount of half the raffle sales. And don’t miss the kettle korn. Call 391-4166.

Eastside Catholic School’s second annual Bamba Dash 5K run/walk is Sept. 27. The race begins at noon; check-in starts at 11 a.m. The run begins and ends at the Eastside Catholic campus in Sammamish and is open to the community. Cost is $25 and includes a barbecue immediately following the event. Proceeds benefit Eastside Catholic’s sister schools in Bamba, Kenya. Registration and waiver forms can be found at


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.

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

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

“Slimy Creatures” — For ages 2-5, 10 a.m. – noon, Oct. 17

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.

“The World of Andrew Wyeth,” presented by art historian Susan Olds, is at 7 p.m. Sept. 15. Free.

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.”


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.

Girl Scout information meetings are as follows:

Clark and Issaquah Valley elementary schools, 7 p.m. Sept. 28 at Clark multipurpose room, 500 Second Ave. S.E.

Issaquah and Maywood middle schools, Issaquah and Liberty high schools — E-mail

Cougar Ridge and Sunset elementary schools, 7 p.m. Sept. 22, at Cougar Ridge, 4630 167th Ave. S.E.

Briarwood and Maple Hills elementary schools, 7 p.m. Sept. 28 at Briarwood, 17020 S.E. 134th St.

Apollo Elementary School, 7 p.m. Sept. 23 at Newcastle Elementary School, 8400 136th Ave. S.E.

Newcastle Elementary School, 7 p.m. Sept. 24 at Newcastle Elementary School.

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

Senior Rights Assistance Estate Planning, Sept. 14, call for an appointment

Lunch bunch returns at noon Sept. 17.

The following day trips are offered through the month of September:

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

Roslyn Museum & Cemetery Tour, 8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. Sept. 16, $14Sunday Drive with Gregory, noon – 3 p.m. Sept. 20, $5

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

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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