Community calendar

September 15, 2009

By Staff


It’s Music in the Courtyard Day at the Issaquah Farmers Market, from 9 a.m. – 2 p.m. Sept. 19 at Pickering Barn, 1730 10th Ave. N.W. Staytuned Blue Grass Band performs at 11 a.m. Call 837-3300.The Issaquah Garden Club meets from 10 a.m. – 1:30 p.m. Sept. 16 at Tibbetts Creek Manor, 750 Renton-Issaquah Road. “Gardening with Native Plants” will be the topic of speaker Ed LaCrosse. Lunch follows at 12:30 p.m. Attendees are asked to bring personal care items, diapers or infant formula for donation to the Issaquah Food Bank. Call 392-2108 or go to

The Northwest Earth Institute discusses 24 courses about sustainability offered this fall at 7 p.m. Sept. 17 at the library, 10 W. Sunset Way. Preregister at, call 889-4724 or 273-3772, or e-mail

It’s Customer Appreciation Day, from 10 a.m. – 3 p.m. Sept. 19 at The Grange Supply, 145 N.E. Gilman Blvd. There will be pony rides, wagon rides, face painting, a petting zoo, a performance by the Lonesome Road band and more. All events are free. Call 392-6469.

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.

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.

Providence Marianwood hosts the Social Security training session “Social Security 101,” presented by the Social Security Administration and The Hall Wealth Management Group of Wells Fargo Advisors in Issaquah, from 5:30-7 p.m. Sept. 23, at Providence Marianwood, 3725 Providence Point Drive S.E. RSVP by calling 369-5112 or e-mailing Learn more at

The Salmon Days Festivals Office presents free Geoteaming on Sept. 26. Roam the streets of Issaquah in search of treasures in this high-tech scavenger hunt using hand-held GPS units. Arrive one hour before one of the three start times — 9:30 a.m., noon and 2:30 p.m. at the Issaquah Salmon Hatchery, 124 W. Sunset Way. The event is free, including lunch provided by the Issaquah Brewhouse. Register at

A free Salmon Cycle Family Bike Ride is from 11 a.m. – 1 p.m. Sept. 26 with the start and finish at Tibbetts Greenway, 1950 N.W. Gilman Blvd. Join Joe Kurmaskie, the Metal Cowboy, as he tells tales about his cycling adventures and talks about bicycle safety. There are two courses — one for younger riders and another for the more experienced. Helmets are required. Register at

The Lake Sammamish Elks Lodge will serve a Salmon Days pancake breakfast from 7-11 a.m. and a fish & chips lunch from 11 a.m. – 4 p.m. Oct. 3-4 at 765 Rainier Blvd. N. Donations and food will go to the Issaquah Food and Clothing Bank. Call 392-1400.

Eastside Catholic School hosts an open house for prospective families from 1-3:30 p.m. Oct. 4 at 232 228th Ave. S.E. Explore the opportunities for students in grades 6-12. A range of activities is planned, including welcome presentations in the gym at 1:15 and 2:15 p.m. Call 295-3001 or go to R.S.V.P. for the event by e-mailing

The Vasa Park Fall Gift Show, featuring more than 85 crafters and artists, is from 10 a.m. – 7 p.m. Oct. 15-16 and from 10 a.m. – 5 p.m. Oct. 17 at 3560 W. Lake Sammamish Road S.E., Bellevue. Admission and parking are free.


All Service Glass hosts a Charity Fundraising “Park” Sale from 9 a.m. – 4 p.m. Sept. 19 at Cimarron Park, 1409 229th Ave. N.E., Sammamish. There will be children’s items, tools, sporting goods, household goods and more. Those who purchase or donate $10 or more will be eligible for prize drawings throughout the day. All proceeds will go to the local nonprofit ARAS Foundation for its annual Harvest Festival that provides assistance and support for many families living at or below the poverty level in our area. Donations of items to sell are welcome, as are volunteers. Learn more by calling 392-1122 or e-mailing

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.


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.

“Technology: How Can I Keep Up With the Changes?” is the title of a live audio chat at 11 a.m. Sept. 22 in the Christian Science Reading Room, 195 Front St.

The Catherine of Siena Institute presents the “Called & Gifted Workshop” from 9 a.m. – 3 p.m. Sept. 26 at St. Joseph Catholic Church, 220 Mountain Park Blvd. S.W. Lunch will be included. Father Bryan Dolejsi will lead you on a journey of discovery as you discern your unique purpose in life. Then, learn how your gifts can transform your life and help renew your community. This is a free event; however, a $25 donation is suggested. Call 392-5516 to pre-register. Learn more at


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:

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

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

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

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:

“Tie-Dye” — Sept. 21

“Mosaics” — Sept. 28

“Guiding Good Choices” — A best practice parenting series, for ages 9-14, is from 6-8 p.m. Tuesdays Oct. 6 – Nov. 3 at Liberty High School, 16665 S.E. 136th St., Room 135. E-mail or call 888-6683, ext. 204. A $25 donation will be accepted for the Family Guide.

Issaquah Library

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

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

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

Toddler story times — For ages 2-3 with an adult, 10:30 a.m. Sept. 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

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

The following programs are offered for adults:

“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.”


Issaquah Youth Advisory Board applications are now available for the 2009-10 school year. All current fifth- through 11th-graders are welcome to apply. Pick up an application at the Issaquah Community Center, in school offices or online at under “Board & Commissions.” Call 837-3317.

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.

Girl Scout information meetings are as follows:

Clark and Issaquah Valley elementary schools, 7 p.m. Sept. 28 at Clark Elementary School 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.

Lunch bunch returns at noon Sept. 17.

Sign up now for Seniors Making Art Watercolor Class with Bruce Edwards. Classes are 10 a.m. – noon Fridays, Oct. 9 – Nov. 20.

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

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

Sunday 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, 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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