Community calendar

November 3, 2009

By Staff

ook Sale The Friends of Issaquah Library Fall Book Sale is Nov.   7-8. A members-only preview sale is at 5:30 p.m. Nov. 6. Join at the door for $10.

Book Sale The Friends of Issaquah Library Fall Book Sale is Nov. 7-8. A members-only preview sale is at 5:30 p.m. Nov. 6. Join at the door for $10.


The Issaquah Café, 1580 N.W. Gilman Blvd., is celebrating 20 years with a birthday celebration from 6 a.m. – 3 p.m. Nov. 4. Enjoy specials all day; every customer will receive a thank you gift to take home.

The Downtown Issaquah Association’s Open House and lunch is from 11 a.m. – 2 p.m. Nov. 5 at the Hailstone Feed Store, 232 Front St. N. Enjoy a delicious lunch and check out the beautifully restored historical building, which is available for private rental use. RSVP to

Issaquah author Barbara Carole will lead a one-day retreat, Chicken Christianity, from 9 a.m. – 4 p.m. Nov. 7 at Holy Cross Lutheran Church, 4315 129th Place S.E. No church affiliation is necessary. Call 746-4848 or e-mail

Eagles Auxiliary No. 3054 Annual Bazaar and Turkey Luncheon is from 10 a.m. – 3 p.m. Nov. 7 at 175 Front St. N. Cost is $6.

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 16th annual Eastlake High School Bazaar, featuring more than 100 Northwest artisans and crafters, is from 9 a.m. – 4 p.m. Nov. 7 at the school, 400 228th Ave. N.E. There will also be a raffle for many prizes and a bake sale. New this year is a visit from Santa, who will take photos with the children from 10 a.m. – 1 p.m. Learn more by calling 241-1067 or e-mailing

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.

The annual Harvest Festival is from 8 a.m. – 5 p.m. Nov. 14 in Issaquah when 200 volunteers will come together to serve 2,000 of the less fortunate. The ARAS Foundation, Plateau Chiropractic and other health care professionals are sponsoring this day of giving. Guests will be treated to toys, clothes, books and nonperishable foods, as well as chair massages, chiropractic adjustments and haircuts by professionals. Guests will be served punch and homemade cookies. Volunteer, donate food or new toys, or learn more by calling 868-8448 or e-mailing

The Issaquah History Museums hosts a history hike of Grand Ridge Nov. 28. Hikers will visit the remains of mine entrances and other discernible mine features. Meet at 10 a.m. at the Issaquah Train Depot for a brief presentation. There is a fee of $6 per person for the hike, or $3 per person for members of the Issaquah History Museums. Obtain a hike registration form by calling 392-3500, e-mailing or downloading a form at


Icon Covenant Church is now meeting on Sundays at 10:30 a.m. at Clark Elementary School, 500 Second Ave. S.E. Come hear some great music from the band, listen to a relevant and inspiring message and generally have a good time. They also have a fun children’s program. Learn more at

The Temple of the Western Gate is open from noon to 5 p.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays and from noon to 4 p.m. Sundays. Customers are welcome to visit, sit, pray, meditate, listen to calming music and be at peace. There is no cost to visit the Temple; offerings are welcome. Ongoing classes and workshops at the Temple include psychic development, tarot, meditation, astrology, dreamwork, past lives, crystals and more. Amenti also offers private psychic readings, past life regression hypnosis and crystal activation sessions. Call 391-3825 or go to

Theology on Tap, with Father Bryan Dolejsi, is from 7-9 p.m. Nov. 9 at the Issaquah Brew House, 35 West Sunset Way. For ages 18-40, join the Young Adult Group in a discussion about the methods of prayer in the Catholic tradition. Dolejsi is priest administrator at St. Joseph Catholic Church in Issaquah. Go to


Help the DownTown Issaquah Association and the Issaquah Kiwanis drive out the cold in November. Put those gently used or outgrown coats aside and save them for the Coat Drive. There will be drop off days at the Hailstone Feed Store, 232 Front St. N., beginning Nov. 5 through the end of Thanksgiving weekend. Learn more at

The Issaquah Highlands Wine and Cooking clubs present Corks and Forks, at 7 p.m. Nov. 13 at Blakely Hall, 2550 N.E. Park Drive. The holiday party benefits the Issaquah Food and Clothing Bank. There will be guest chef demonstrations, wine experts and a silent auction. Tickets are $30. Attendees are also asked to bring two nonperishable items to be donated to the food bank. RSVP with a check by Nov. 9, made out to Dianne Brisbine at 2030 16th Court N.E., Issaquah, WA 98029. No tickets will be sold at the door.


The Issaquah Chamber of Commerce presents the following “Skills, Strategies & Results” lunch seminar series. The three-seminar package is $59 for members, $110 for nonmembers, or $30/$50 each. RSVP at 392-7024 or

“Specialize or Perish! Develop Your Niche in Issaquah!” noon – 2 p.m. Nov. 10, Pogacha, 20 N.W. Gilman Blvd.

“Profit Mastery: The Financial Scorecard Tool,” noon – 2 p.m. Dec. 9, Timber Ridge at Talus, 1180 N.W. Maple St.

“Social Media Marketing,” noon – 2 p.m. Jan. 27, location TBD.

“Are You LinkedIn?” offered by Bellevue College’s Center for Career Connections, is from 1:30-2:20 p.m. Nov. 5. Register by calling 564-2279 or e-mailing

“Kids Crystal Workshop,” for ages 6-12, is from 2-3 p.m. Nov. 8 at Ankhasha’s Temple Of The Western Gate, at 155 E. Sunset Way. Learn about crystals and their amazing attributes. Cost is $25. Ankhasha’s is open to the public on Tuesdays and Thursdays from noon – 5 p.m. and from noon – 4 p.m. Sundays Call 391-3825 or go to

Museo Art Academy, 195 Front St. N., offers the following art classes about women artists. Fee is $35 per class. Call 391-0244 or go to

“Frida Kahlo and Women Surrealists,” 6:30-8:30 p.m. Nov. 9

“Grandma Moses and Women Folk Painters,” 6:30-8:30 p.m. Nov. 23

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

“Teaching Art to Elementary Students K – 5: The Logistics!” 4-6 p.m. Nov. 11, $30

“The Art of Seeing: Drawing What You See,” 7-9 p.m. Mondays through Nov. 30, $25 per class

“Wire Wrap,” 6-9 p.m. Nov. 17, $45

“Painting for the Fun of It! With Ricco,” 6:30-9 p.m. Nov. 4 and 18, $40

“Play With Clay” — Nov. 23, from 2:30-3:30 p.m. at the Youth Center, 301 Rainier Blvd. S., offered by the Issaquah Arts Commission. Register by calling 837-3310.

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

The Issaquah Library Book Group — Nov. 25

4Move Over Wizards! Make Way for Steampunk! — Dec. 8

Talk Time, for adults to practice their English-speaking skills — 1 p.m. Mondays and 6:30 p.m. Thursdays

Due to construction, story times are at Eastside Fire & Rescue Station 71, 190 E. Sunset Way.

Preschool Story Times, 10 a.m. Mondays, Nov. 9 and 16

Toddler Story Times, for ages 2-3 with an adult, 11 a.m. Nov. 4, 9, 16 and 18

Mother Goose Story Times, for ages 12-24 months with an adult, 10 a.m. Nov. 4 and 18

Spanish Story Times, 6:30 p.m. Nov. 6 and 13

Wilderness Survival, for ages 7 and older with families, 3 p.m. Nov. 10

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.

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.

The center offers the following day trips in November:

Wing Luke Museum and Uwajimaya, 10 a.m. – 3:30 p.m. Nov. 4, $14

Auburn Super Mall w/Burlington Coat Factory, 9:30 a.m. – 3:30 p.m. Nov. 9, $6

Dearborn & Stimson-Green Residence Tour & Tea, noon – 3:30 p.m. Nov. 10, $35

World Cavalcade, featuring Inside Ireland, 1-6 p.m. Nov. 16, $18

Ladies Breakfast at Voulas Offshore Café, 9 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. Nov. 19, $5

Nordic Heritage Yulefest, 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. Nov. 21, $11

Wights Trees & Molbacks Poinsettia Festival, 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. Nov. 30, $7

AARP Driver Safety, 10 a.m. – 3 p.m. Oct. 28 and Nov. 4, Fee $12/$14. Attend both days to get a certificate on road safety.

“Health & Wellness Presentation: Healthy Aging,” 11 a.m. Nov. 20

Second Friday Movie Matinees: Woody Allen’s “Manhattan,” 1 p.m. Nov. 13

“Beginning MS Word,” 2:30-3:45 p.m. Tuesdays, $35

“Connecting To Light Rail,” presented by Sound Transit, 1 p.m. Nov. 17

“Beginning Internet Surfing,” 2:30-3:45 p.m. Thursdays through Dec. 3, $35

“Senior Rights Assistance: Estate Planning,” Nov. 9, call for an appointment

Christmas Tree trimming, noon Nov. 30. Help put up the tree and decorations for the holidays.

New Member Welcome Coffee, 10:30 a.m. Nov. 10

Beginner Stay Active & Independent for Life (SAIL), 11 a.m. – noon, Mondays and Wednesdays, Nov. 8 – Dec. 21, $35

Intermediate SAIL, 9:30-10:30 a.m. Wednesdays and Fridays, $35

“English as a Second Language: Intermediate Level” 10:15 a.m.-noon, Mondays

Line dancing classes, 10-11 a.m. Thursdays, $5

Computer Lab Tutor, free basic skills, 1-2 p.m. Wednesdays

Sit and Be Fit, 1:30-2:30 p.m. Wednesdays, $20

Books and More, second and fourth Wednesday, 10:30-11:30 a.m.

Activity night, 6-9 p.m. Wednesdays

Tai Chi, 9-10 a.m. Mondays, free

Learning Tai Chi, 10-10:45 a.m., Mondays, free

Cards (“Hand & Foot”), 8:30 a.m. Thursday

Bridge & Party Bridge, 10:55 a.m. – 3 p.m. Monday and Wednesday

Duplicate Bridge, Nov. 17, call for times

Happy Hookers needlework group, 11 a.m. – 1:30 p.m. Thursdays

Mahjong, 9 a.m. – noon Tuesdays

Sing along, 11:15 a.m. Nov. 20

Writers Call, 10:30-11:30 a.m. Nov. 4 and 18

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