Community Calendar

October 20, 2009

By Staff


More than 200 Mountains to Sound Greenway volunteers will plant trees 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 Lake Sammamish State Park. Learn more at

Susan Hutchinson, 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.

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.

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 to the gym from 6:30-8 p.m. Oct 23 or from 8-9 a.m. Oct. 24.

The Issaquah History Museums present a history hike of the Issaquah and Superior mines, led by Steve Grate, Oct. 24. Meet at 10 a.m. at the Issaquah Depot, 50 Rainier Blvd. N. Register at

The Pickering Barn Christmas Craft Show, featuring more than 85 Northwest crafters and artists, is from 10 a.m. – 7 p.m. Nov. 5-6 and from 10 a.m. – 5 p.m. Nov. 7 at Pickering Barn, 1730 10th Ave. N.W. Free admission.

The St. Joseph Holiday Bazaar is from 9 a.m. – 3 p.m. Nov 14 at 220 Mountain Park Blvd. It will feature handcrafted and holiday items along with delicious food to enjoy while you shop. You will be able to support nonprofit programs as well as local crafters.


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.


“A Deeper Well” — Our Savior Lutheran Church holds an open discussion, to meet old friends and make new ones, at 8 p.m. Oct. 27 at the Issaquah Brew House, 35 W. Sunset Way.


Eastside Girl Scouts Teen Class offers the following classes at the Friends & Co. Rubber Stamping Store, 1175 N.W. Gilman Blvd. Space is limited to 16 sixth-graders and older in each class. E-mail

Fused Glass Belt Buckle & Leather Belt Staining 10:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m. Oct. 24. $40

Ooh–La-La Lotion Labels and Lab, 2-4 p.m. Oct. 24. $13

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 The workshops include:

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

Ankhasha’s Temple Of The Western Gate, open to the public on Tuesdays and Thursdays from noon – 5 p.m. and from noon – 4 p.m. Sundays at 155 E. Sunset Way, offers the following workshops and events. Call 391-3825 or go to

“The Presence Practice,” for ages 18 and up, with Katharine Wismer: Learn techniques and practices to assist you in staying in the present moment, Tuesdays from 1-2 p.m., starting Oct. 27. These are free.

“Kids Crystal Workshop,” for ages 6-12, from 2-3 p.m. Nov. 8. Learn about crystals and their amazing attributes. Cost is $25.

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

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

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

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

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

“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

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 Issaquah 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. 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.

Issaquah Library

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

The library offers the following programs for adults:

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

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

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

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

The library offers the following programs for children and families:

Preschool Story Times: 11 a.m. Oct. 26; 11:30 a.m. Oct. 27

Spanish Story Times: 7 p.m. Oct. 26

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

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

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.


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, through Oct. 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, 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

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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