Community calendar

September 22, 2009

By Staff


It’s Kids Day at the Issaquah Farmers Market, from 9 a.m. – 2 p.m. Sept. 26 at Pickering Barn, 1730 10th Ave. N.W. Children under 18 are invited to sell hand-made items. Register by calling 837-3311. A magician performs at 11 a.m. There will be pony rides on the lawn and an Elon Wagoner cooking demonstration at 11 a.m. Call 837-3300.The Issaquah American Association of University Women is kicking off their fall season with a potluck at 6 p.m. Sept. 24 at the King County Library System Service Center, 960 Newport Way. This is a great time to visit the club and learn about all the study groups and activities. Nonmembers are welcome. 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

Horses For Clean Water, with Alayne Blickle, is from 11 a.m. – 4 p.m. Oct. 2 at the Grange Supply, 145 N.E. Gilman Blvd. Blickle will work with horse and livestock owners in the Issaquah Creek Watershed with mud, manure, pasture and related natural-resource issue questions. The goal is to reduce runoff of pollutants (nutrients, bacteria, sediments and chemicals) that can eventually make their way into Issaquah Creek and Lake Sammamish. Call 392-6469.

The free, daylong conference, “Cancer as a Turning Point: From Surviving to Thriving,” is Oct. 3, at the Valley Medical Center Conference Center, 4033 Talbot Road S., Renton. The conference, presented by the nonprofit Healing Journeys, is sponsored by the Seattle Cancer Treatment and Wellness Center, Valley Medical Center Cancer Program and Harrison Medical Center in Bremerton. Learn more or register at or call 1-800-423-9882 toll-free.

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.


The Issaquah Senior Center is gearing up for the Salmon Days Festival with a bake sale, one of its biggest fundraisers. Money raised goes toward programs for seniors in the community. Donations of homemade goodies, such as cookies, breads, pies and cakes, can be donated to the center and the seniors will sell them at Salmon Days. Baked goods can be dropped off the week of Sept. 28 from 8:30 a.m. – 4 p.m. at 75 N.E. Creek Way. Call 392-2381.

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

The Chris Elliott Golf Classic & Gray Ribbon Gala is Oct. 2. The Golf Classic has a shotgun start at 10:30 a.m. at The Golf Club at Newcastle, 15500 Six Penny Lane. Foursomes are $1,600; individuals are $400. The first 50 golfers to register receive one free ticket to the gala and auction at 5:30 p.m. at the St. Andrews Ballroom. Tickets to the gala are $125 – $300. The first 50 gala guests registered are automatically entered into a drawing for a free golf foursome at Newcastle. Learn more at


Bible Study Fellowship Sammamish Day Women is having an introduction class for women and children from 9:15-11:05 a.m. Sept. 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 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. This is a free event; however, a $25 donation is suggested. Call 392-5516 to pre-register. Learn more at

Our Savior Lutheran Church presents “A Deeper Well,” an open discussion to meet old friends and make new ones, at 8 p.m. Sept. 29 at the Issaquah Brew House, 35 West Sunset Way.


The Issaquah Arts Commission offers the free art class “Mosaics” from 2:30-3:30 p.m. Sept. 28 at the Youth Center, 301 Rainier Blvd. S. Register by calling 837-3310.

“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 time — 11 a.m. Sept. 28

Spanish story time — 7 p.m. Sept. 28

Toddler story times — For ages 2-3 with an adult, 10:30 a.m. Sept. 29, and 10 and 11 a.m. Sept. 24

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

Study Zone — 1 p.m. Drop in during scheduled Study Zone hours for free homework help from volunteer tutors.

The following programs are offered for adults:

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.”


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

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.

The Parks and Recreation Department offers the following classes at the community center, 301 Rainier Blvd. Learn more or register by calling 837-3300 or going to

“Discover This: Hands On Science,” for ages 2-5, is from 10:30-11:15 a.m. Thursdays, Oct. 8-29. Register by calling 360-825-5363 or e-mailing Fee is $52.

“Parent & Me Art,” for ages 3-4, is from 10-10:45 a.m. Wednesdays, Oct. 10-28 and for ages 4-5, from 11 a.m. – noon Wednesdays, Oct. 10-28. Introduce your youngster to art. Fee is $30.

“Autumn Tea & Drawing,” ages 5-9, 9:30-10:45 a.m. Sept. 26. Draw pictures of fancy teapots and teacups and then enjoy a tea party. Fee is $16.

“Little Dribblers Basketball,” ages 4-5, is from 4-4:45 p.m. Thursdays, Sept. 24 – Nov. 12. Fee is $43 for eight classes.

“Hoopsters,” for ages 6-8, is from 5-5:50 p.m. Thursdays, Sept. 24 – Nov. 12. Fee is $43 for eight classes.

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.

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:

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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