Community Calendar

October 13, 2009

By Staff

Ski & Swap The Sammamish Kiwanis Club annual ski and sport swap is from 9 a.m. – 2 p.m. Oct. 24 in the Pine Lake Covenant Church gym, 1715 228th Ave. S.E. Bring used sports equipment you want to sell or donate — ski and snowboarding items and also bikes, soccer and baseball equipment, skateboards, roller blades, racquets, golf items — to the gym from 6:30-8 p.m. Oct 23 or from 8-9 a.m. Oct. 24. Funds from this sale support youth activities, such as Key clubs at Skyline and Eastlake high schools, the YMCA and YWCA, Boys and Girls clubs, scholarships and other activities. Items that are not sold, along with any money due from sales, can be picked up by their owners at the site until 4 p.m. Oct. 24. File

Ski & Swap The Sammamish Kiwanis Club annual ski and sport swap is from 9 a.m. – 2 p.m. Oct. 24 in the Pine Lake Covenant Church gym, 1715 228th Ave. S.E. Bring used sports equipment you want to sell or donate — ski and snowboarding items and also bikes, soccer and baseball equipment, skateboards, roller blades, racquets, golf items — to the gym from 6:30-8 p.m. Oct 23 or from 8-9 a.m. Oct. 24. Funds from this sale support youth activities, such as Key clubs at Skyline and Eastlake high schools, the YMCA and YWCA, Boys and Girls clubs, scholarships and other activities. Items that are not sold, along with any money due from sales, can be picked up by their owners at the site until 4 p.m. Oct. 24. File

Events

“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 www.issaquahgardenclub.org.

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 www.dor.wa.gov 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.Eastside Mothers of Multiples Toys and Togs Sale, featuring everything for the well-equipped baby and child, is from 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. Oct. 17 at Bellevue College Gym, 3000 Landerholm Circle S.E.

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 www.mtsgreenway.org.

Susan Hutchison, candidate for King County executive, will be the guest speaker at the Cascade Republican Women’s luncheon at 11:30 a.m. Oct. 21 at The Plateau Club, 25625 East Plateau Drive, Sammamish. Call 788-2028 for reservations. Men are welcome. This will be a great opportunity to listen and ask questions.

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 www.NightmareAtBeaverLake.com.

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 steve.gallion@providence.org, call 391-2895 or go to www.providence.org/marianwood.

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. Go to www.NightmareAtBeaverLake.com.

Orientation and Training for acting, makeup and security, 10 a.m. – 1 p.m. Oct. 17 and 18 at Beaver Lake Lodge, 25101 S.E. 24th St., Sammamish.

2-4 p.m. Oct. 26 and 27, Sammamish City Hall, 801 228th Ave. S.E.

Fundraisers

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.

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. For tickets and individual or corporate sponsorships, call 392-1942, ext. 151, or e-mail jwright@villagetheatre.org.

Issaquah Guild Of Seattle Children’s Hospital’s annual fundraising event is at noon Oct. 24 at the Lake Sammamish Elks Lodge, No. 2546, 765 Rainier Ave., Issaquah. Handmade items will be available for sale and a salad lunch will be served. Tickets are $10. Call 392-6625 to purchase.

Religious/spiritual

“A Spiritual Response to Mental Illness” is the title of a live audio chat at 11 a.m. Oct. 20 in the Christian Science Reading Room, 195 Front St. If you or someone you love is looking for spiritual strength and for healing of mental illness, join this chat with an experienced Christian Science healer who will welcome your questions.

Classes

Bellevue College’s Center for Career Connections is offering four free public workshops this fall on career planning and job hunting. Register for any of the workshops by calling Bellevue College’s Center for Career Connections intake desk at 564-2279, or e-mail careers@bellevuecollege.edu. The workshops include:

Networking & the Hidden Job Market: Tapping Into Unadvertised Jobs: 10:30-11:20 a.m. Oct. 20

Do More Than Survive; Make a Difference Through Your Work: 10:30 a.m.-12:20 p.m. Oct. 22

Salary Negotiation: 12:30-2 p.m. Oct. 28

Are You LinkedIn? 1:30-2:20 p.m. Nov. 5

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

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

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

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

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, through 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

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

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:

“Print Making” — Oct. 19

“Play With Clay” — Nov. 2 and 23

Edward Jones financial services offers “A Women’s Guide to Money Matters” seminar 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 offers “Slimy Creatures,” for ages 2-5, from 10 a.m. – noon, Oct. 17 at Pickering Garden, 1730 10th Ave. N.W. Advanced registration is required at www.seattletilth.org or 206-633-0451, ext. 101.

Providence Marianwood skilled nursing home hosts “Family Love Letter” from 3:30-5 p.m. Oct. 22 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.

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 question-and-answer session led by a primary-care physician. Register by calling 206-386-2502 or going to www.swedish.org/classes.

Issaquah Library

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

The Issaquah Library will be closed for building improvements until Oct. 16. During the closure, please contact the AnswerLine for assistance at 800-462-9600 toll-free.

The library offers the following programs for adults:

4Talk Time — 1 p.m. Oct. 19 and 26, 6:30 p.m. Oct. 22 and 29

4Alternative Energies: The Multiple Choice — 7 p.m. Oct. 20

4Issaquah Library Book Discussion Group: “The Elegance of the Hedgehog,” by Muriel Barbery — 6:30 p.m. Oct. 28

4Readers to Eaters: A Celebration of Fall — 1 p.m. Oct. 31

The library offers the following programs for children and families:

4Preschool Story Times: 11 a.m. Oct. 19 and 26; 11:30 a.m. Oct. 20 and 27

4Spanish Story Times: 7 p.m. Oct. 19 and 26

4Toddler Story Times, for ages 2-3 with an adult: 10:30 a.m. Oct. 20 and 27; 10 a.m. and 11 a.m. Oct. 22 and 29

4Mother Goose Story Times, for ages 12-24 months with an adult: 10 and 11 a.m. Oct. 21 and 28

Youth

The Parks and Recreation Department offers the following classes at the community center, 301 Rainier Blvd. Call 837-3300 or go to to www.issaquahparks.net.

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

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

“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 www.ctworkshop.com.

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.

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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