Community Calendar

October 6, 2009

By Staff


The community is invited to join representatives from Issaquah AtWork! for an opening reception from 4-7:30 p.m. Oct. 8 of the “Where & When” art exhibit reception at AtWork! headquarters, 1935 152nd Place N.E., Bellevue. Call 274-4000.

Sea Kayak Adventurer Darrell Gardner will give a public talk and slideshow about his just completed phase III of his six-summer, human-powered journey from Mexico to the Arctic Ocean, at 7 p.m. Oct. 9 at City Hall’s Eagle Room, 135 E. Sunset Way. Call 206-527-1825.

The Black Horse Art Studio free Student Art Show and Open House is from 2-6 p.m. Oct. 10 at 2843 238th Ave. S.E., Sammamish. Enjoy appetizers, drinks and treats for the kids. Come meet the horses and learn about art classes, birthday parties and winter camps. Call 206-979-0757 or go to

It’s Close of the Market and Kids Day at the Farmers Market, from 9 a.m. – 2 p.m. Oct. 10 at Pickering Barn, 1730 10th Ave. N.W. Children 18 and under are invited to sell handmade items. Register by calling 837-3311. There will be complimentary cake and balloons and mini-pumpkins while supplies last. Call 837-3300.

The Issaquah History Museums’ Autumn History Program presents Jerry Mader, author of “Carnation Verbatim: A Snoqualmie Valley Memoir,” to discuss oral histories with original photographic portraits of Carnation seniors whose parents and grandparents were among the first settlers in the Snoqualmie Valley. The free event is at 11 a.m. Oct. 10 at the Issaquah Train Depot, 50 Rainier Blvd. N. Call 392-3500.

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.

“Raising The Roof,” the Life Enrichment Options luncheon celebrating its 20th anniversary of advocating for people with developmental disabilities in the greater Issaquah area, is from 11:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m. Oct. 13 at Pickering Barn, 1730 10th Ave. N.W. Host is John Curley. Suggested donation is $100.

The 5th District Democrats announce a health care forum at 7 p.m. Oct. 13 at the Issaquah Valley Senior Center, 75 N.E. Creek Way. Participants at this free event include Dr. Carolyn (Cindy) Watts, from the Department of Health Services at the University of Washington; Robby Stern, chairman of the Healthy Washington Coalition; and a representative of Doctors for America. Appetizers and beverages will be available at 6:30 p.m. Call 836-4220.

“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. Call 206-407-3719.

The Issaquah Garden Club presents the program “The Winter Garden” at its meeting from 10 a.m. – 1:30 p.m. Oct. 14 at Tibbetts Creek Manor, 750 Renton-Issaquah Road. There will be plants for sale by speaker master gardener Evonne Peryea. Donations are requested for the Issaquah Food and Clothing Bank, including personal items, diapers and baby formula. Call 392-2108 or go to

The East King County office of the state Department of Revenue is hosting a free workshop for new and small business owners from 1-4 p.m. Oct. 15 at Bellevue City Hall, 450 110th Ave. N.E., Room 1E-113, Bellevue. Register at or call 489-1723.

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.

More than 200 Mountains to Sound Greenway volunteers will plant trees from 9 a.m. – 3 p.m. Oct. 17 at Lake Sammamish State Park to kick off the fall tree-planting season. There are additional planting opportunities from 9 a.m. – 3 p.m. Oct. 24, from 9 a.m. – 1 p.m. Oct. 25 and from 9 a.m. – 3 p.m. Oct. 31 at the state park. Learn more at

Nightmare at Beaver Lake, the sixth annual outdoor/indoor haunted attraction presented by the Rotary Club of Sammamish and Scare Productions, is Oct. 23-31 at Beaver Lake Park, 25101 S.E. 24th St., Sammamish. All net proceeds support community and international service projects. The first hour of every night (except Halloween), from 7-8 pm, offers a less-scary Family Hour. Full frights are from 8-10 p.m. on school nights and from 8-11 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays. Admission for Family Hour is $6 per person. Full Fright admission Sunday through Thursday is $11 per person, and $15 for Fridays and Saturdays. Parking is free. A $1 discount per person is given for a nonperishable food donation, which benefits the Eastside Domestic Violence Program. Learn more at

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.


Pogacha hosts “Dine Out to Defeat Cancer” from 5-8:30 p.m. Oct. 19 at its Issaquah location, 120 N.W. Gilman Blvd. Pogacha will donate 20 percent of all food sales, both dine in and takeout to the Issaquah Relay For Life. Call 392-5552.


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

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” in the Christian Science Reading Room, 195 Front St.

In recognition of the Feast of St. Francis, Patron Saint of children and animals, Good Samaritan hosts its annual Blessing of the Animals at 4 p.m. Oct. 11. Good Samaritan is at 1757 244th Ave. N.E., Sammamish. Special blessings will also be given to treasured stuffed animals, police dogs, animals from shelters and assistance animals. Call 832-723-3129.


Museo Art Academy, 195 Front St. N., offers the following art classes. Call 391-0244 or go to

Pizza & Picasso Night, for ages 5-12, 6:30-9 p.m. Oct. 16

Women Artists, for teens and adults, 6:30-8:30 p.m. Oct. 12

Watercolor Basics, for teens and adults, 10 a.m. – noon, Oct. 7, 14, 21 and 28

Painting, for teens and adults, 1-2:30 p.m. and 7-8:30 p.m. Oct. 8, 15 and 29

Seattle Tilth offers the following classes at Pickering Barn, 1730 10th Ave. N.W. Advance registration and payment is required. Learn more or register at

“Slimy Creatures” — 10 a.m.-noon, Oct. 7. $20 for Seattle Tilth members/$30 nonmembers.

“Putting the Garden to Bed” — 6-8 p.m. Oct. 10. $25 for Tilth members, $35 nonmembers.

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:

“Batiking” — Oct. 12

“Print Making” — Oct. 19

Fresh Moves/New Music/Pure Motivation offers jazzercise classes at 4:30 p.m. starting Oct. 13 at Gibson Hall, 105 Newport Way S.W. Classes include warm-up, aerobic, toning and stretch routines combining elements of dance, resistance training, Pilates, yoga, kick-boxing and more. Call 392-3011.

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

Providence Marianwood skilled nursing home hosts “Family Love Letter” from 3:30-5 p.m. Oct. 23 at Providence Marianwood, 3725 Providence Point Drive S.E. The program teaches people how to get their house in order by preparing a guide for family and friends to help them in case of an unexpected accident, illness or death. Learn more or R.S.V.P. by calling 603-9520.

Issaquah Library

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 Website, 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.


Girl Scout information meetings are as follows:

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.

“Teen Art: Batiking,” for ages 11-18, from 2:30-3:30 p.m. Oct. 12, free

“Robotics Club,” for ages 8-14, from 4:15-5:15 p.m. $155 for eight classes. Register by calling 877-299-2546 toll-free or going to

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.

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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