Community Calendar

September 29, 2009

By Staff


It’s Salmon Days at the Farmers Market, from 9 a.m. – 2 p.m. Oct. 3 at Pickering Barn, 1730 10th Ave. N.W. Call 837-3300.

File Elks, salmon and chow 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.

Elks, salmon and chow 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.File

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.

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

Just Between Friends hosts a sale to help families save and earn money Oct. 5-7 at Pickering Barn, 1730 10th Ave. N.W. Families will find great deals on everything they need for their family: clothing, Halloween costumes, school uniforms, baby equipment, furniture, DVDs, toys and much more. Some unsold items will go to Eastside Baby Corner. Call 442-6462.

Diwali Celebration Issaquah is from 4:30-9:30 p.m. Oct. 10 at the Pacific Cascade Freshman Campus, 24635 S.E. Issaquah-Fall City Road. Tickets are available at www.BHARTIYAM.ORG. Enjoy an evening with Ramleea, a cultural program, live music, Dandia Raas, Puja followed by gourmet food and sparkles. A DJ will play favorite numbers.

Join Washington Native Plant Society stewards in restoring creekside Berntsen Park from 9 a.m. – 3 p.m. Oct 10 at 810 Fourth St. N.W., between Gilman Village and the Issaquah School District offices. Stay whatever time you can, and bring gloves, lunch, water and shovels if you have them. Call 746-2576 or e-mail to sign up or get more info.

“We The People: How Our Government Works,” featuring King County Councilwoman Kathy Lambert and Issaquah Mayor Ava Frisinger, is from 6:30 – 8:30 p.m. Oct. 14 at Blakely Hall, 2550 N.E. Park Drive, Issaquah Highlands. The Issaquah Highlands Government Affairs Committee is hosting a series of teaching lectures about how government works firsthand from the representatives that serve the community. Each event will feature different community, state and national leaders who will give presentations that delve into the details of budgets, legislation, taxes and process. Call 206-407-3719.

The third annual Sammamish Art Fair is from 10 a.m. – 5 p.m. Oct. 15-16 at Sammamish City Hall, 801 228th Ave. S.E., Sammamish. Sponsored by the city of Sammamish and the Arts Commission, the fair features original paintings, jewelry, mixed media and encaustic art, various glass arts, ceramics, woodcarving and textile art. Admission is free; light refreshments will be offered. Student volunteers are needed to help with this event with setting up and tearing down, welcoming and counting visitors, giving out programs and generally assisting the artists. E-mail or call 295-0556.

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.

The Providence Marianwood Auxiliary’s annual Gift Nook Estate Sale is from 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. Oct. 23-24 at 3725 Providence Point Drive S.E. The auxiliary is also collecting items from the public. Individuals can donate collectibles valued from $10 to $25 to be added to the sale. Collectibles can be dropped off at Marianwood during business hours. E-mail, call 391-2895 or go to

Faces and Figures, curated by Charlotte Beall, opens Oct. 23 and runs through March 7, at University House, Issaquah retirement community, 22975 S.E. Black Nugget Road. An opening reception is from 5-7 p.m. Oct. 23. Call 557-4200.

Anyone who is interested in volunteering for acting, makeup or security at the Nightmare at Beaver Lake is invited to attend one of the following volunteer-orientation meetings. New volunteers are required to attend an orientation:

42-4 p.m. Oct. 26 and 27, Sammamish City Hall, 801 228th Ave. S.E.

410-11 a.m. Oct. 17 and 18 at Beaver Lake Lodge, 25101 S.E. 24th St., Sammamish.

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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. Auction items include tickets to see Oprah Winfrey, a SWAT team ride along, one-of-a-kind jewelry, a winter sleigh ride and more. Tickets to the gala are $125 – $300. The guest auctioneer is John Curley. The first 50 gala guests registered are automatically entered into a drawing for a free golf foursome at Newcastle. Learn more at

Village Theatre hosts its 9th Annual Youth Education Luncheon, featuring master of ceremonies Dave Ross of “The Dave Ross Show” on News Talk 97.3 KIRO, from noon – 1 p.m. Oct. 20 at the Francis J. Gaudette Theatre, 303 Front St. N. Tickets are a $125 suggested donation. This event raises money for the free arts education programs provided by the distinctive and widely popular KIDSTAGE program, and the professional Pied Piper Student Matinee Series presented in Everett, Bellevue, and Mount Vernon. Seating is reserved. For tickets and individual or corporate sponsorships, call 392-1942, ext. 151, or e-mail


St. Joseph Catholic Church Blessing of Pets — Bring your pets to be blessed in celebration of the Feast of St. Francis of Assisi. There will be two opportunities for the community. Call 392-5516.

11:15 a.m. Oct. 2 in McGirl Hall in the church, 220 Mountain Park Blvd. S.W.

10 a.m. Oct. 3 at the church’s Gathering Space.

“Home: More Than a Place to Hang Your Hat” is the title of a live audio chat at 11 a.m. Oct. 6 in the Christian Science Reading Room, 195 Front St. If you’d like to know more about how prayer can help you through foreclosure or other challenges to your home, bring your questions to this chat. At 11 a.m. Oct. 8, a Christian Science practitioner will talk about healing illnesses through prayer. The title of the chat is “Healing Prayer: An Effective Response to Swine Flu.”


A free TalkTime ESL conversation class for adults is from 6:30 – 8:30 p.m. Mondays starting Oct. 5 at Issaquah Valley Elementary School, 555 N.W. Holly St. Walk-ins are welcome. Call 889-7880 or 800-870-1912 toll-free.

ArtEAST offers the following classes through October at its Up Front [art] gallery, 48 Front St. N. Call 391-3980.

“The Art of Collage and Assemblage: — 7-9 p.m. Oct. 14, $15

“What is Modern Art?” — 7-9 p.m. Oct. 28, $15

“Teaching Art to Elementary Students K through 5: The Logistics!” — 10 a.m. – noon Oct. 17, $30

“The Art of Seeing: Drawing What YOU See” — 7-9 p.m. Mondays, Oct. 5 – Nov. 23, $23 per two-hour session or $110 for all six weeks

“Introduction to Glass Fusing” — 6:30-9 p.m. Oct. 21, $35 class fee, $35 for materials

“Byzantine” — 10 a.m. – 1 p.m. Oct. 10, $45 class fee, $35 materials fee

“Creative Earrings” — 10 a.m. – 1 p.m. Oct. 20, $45 class fee, $25 for materials

“Painting for the fun of it! With Ricco” — 6:30-9 p.m. Oct. 7, $40

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” — Oct. 5

“Batiking” — Oct. 12

“Print Making” — Oct. 19

“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.

Edward Jones financial services offers “A Women’s Guide to Money Matters” seminar from 9:30-10:30 a.m. Oct. 7, from 7-8 p.m. Oct. 14 and from 1-2 p.m. Oct. 15 at the Lodge at Beaver Lake, 25101 S.E. 24th St., Sammamish. Call 427-6027.

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:

“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 Swedish Physicians clinic in East King County presents “Be Heart Smart – Keeping Your Heart Healthy,” from 6-7:30 p.m. Oct. 27 at the library, 10 W. Sunset Way. The free sessions include a 60-minute presentation and a 30-minute Q&A session led by a primary-care physician. Register by calling 206-386-2502 or going to


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

Due to the impending remodeling of the library’s meeting room, the following events have been canceled:

Strategy Games Club: Rock Band Edition — Nov. 19

Manga Club — Nov. 30

Online Marketing 101 — Nov. 10

Get a Web site, Quick, Cheap and Easy! — Nov. 22

Move Over Wizards!  Make Way for Steampunk! — Dec. 8

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.

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

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


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.

4“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.

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

4“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

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.

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

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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