Community Calendar

December 29, 2009

By Staff

Events

Watch the Wonders of Wildlife The Cedar River Watershed Education Center presents Wondering About Wildlife Dec. 30. There will be hands-on activities, crafts, wildlife presentations and nature walks. Also, meet Mishka, the state wildlife bear dog. The annual event is ideal for young families seeking free, family-friendly activities during the holiday school break. Youth groups are welcome and are encouraged to call ahead. The education center is at 19901 Cedar Falls Road S.E., North Bend. Learn more at www.seattle.gov/util/crwec or call 206-733-9421.

Watch the Wonders of Wildlife The Cedar River Watershed Education Center presents Wondering About Wildlife Dec. 30. There will be hands-on activities, crafts, wildlife presentations and nature walks. Also, meet Mishka, the state wildlife bear dog. The annual event is ideal for young families seeking free, family-friendly activities during the holiday school break. Youth groups are welcome and are encouraged to call ahead. The education center is at 19901 Cedar Falls Road S.E., North Bend. Learn more at www.seattle.gov/util/crwec or call 206-733-9421.

The Issaquah Chamber of Commerce New Member Coffee is at 3:30 p.m. Jan. 21 at the University House Issaquah, 22975 S.E. Black Nugget Road. RSVP at least 24 hours before by calling 392-7024.

Eastside residents are being sought for temporary paid positions with the 2010 U.S. Census Bureau, to begin in late winter/early spring in Issaquah and surrounding areas. Walk-ins are welcome, though it is best to call and reserve a space. The next test is Jan. 6 at the King County Library Service Center, 10 E. Sunset Way. To apply and test for these positions, call the Bellevue Census Office at 749-5111 or go to www.2010censusjobs.gov for practice tests and more information.

The winter installment of the Issaquah History Museums’ history program series features Pacific Northwest photographer Tim Greyhavens, who will share his most recent project, “What You See: Violence Against Chinese Immigrants in the Pacific Northwest,” from 11 a.m. – noon Jan. 9 at the depot museum, 50 Rainier Blvd. N. Greyhavens will give an unusual visual presentation that combines history and culture with photographic art — images that tell one story while words tell another. Learn more by calling 392-3500 or e-mailing info@issaquahhistory.org.

The Issaquah History Museums hosts a hike of the Issaquah and Superior mines, led by Steve Grate, Jan. 16. Meet at the Issaquah Train Depot at 10 a.m. for a brief presentation and slideshow about the history of the Issaquah and Superior mining operations. The hike will last about two and a half hours and cover about two miles over easy terrain. Hikes require advance registration and the completion of a release form. Call 392-3500 or e-mail info@issaquahhistory.org for a registration form, or go to www.issaquahhistory.org.

Fundraisers

Dare to Dream at Connections 2010, the Jewish Federation of Greater Seattle’s annual signature outreach and fundraising event for Jewish women in the greater Seattle area, is from 10:30 a.m. – 1 p.m. Jan. 31 at the Hyatt Regency Bellevue, Bellevue Place. This event brings hundreds of Jewish women together to connect, enjoy brunch and hear guest speaker Alina Gerlovin Spaulding, a dynamic, young Soviet émigré now living the American dream. Come listen and be inspired as Alina tells her family’s heartfelt tale of survival. There is no minimum gift to attend. RSVP at www.JewishInSeattle.org/Women or call 206-774-2272. Event cost is $60 brunch, $180 friend, $360 patron.

Classes

Learn to release tension and build strength through yoga in a supportive and knowledgeable community. Join The Yoga Barn for a free class from 1:30-3 p.m. Jan. 3 at 660 N.W. Gilman Blvd. Space is limited, so call 427-0038 or go to www.yogabarn.com to pre-register.

Jazzercise is from 4:30-5:30 p.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays at Gibson Hall, 105 Newport Way S.W. Class includes warmup, aerobic, toning and stretch routines combining dance, resistance training, Pilates, yoga, kick-boxing and more. Call 800-FIT-IS-IT.

Bellevue Sail & Power Squadron is teaching “Basic Boating Class,” for ages 12-30, from 9 a.m. – 5 p.m. Jan. 9 at Bellevue Golf Club conference room, 5500 140th Ave. N.E., Bellevue. A box lunch will be provided for each participant. This class targets young boaters who are required to obtain a boater’s card if operating a boat or personal watercraft. Upon completion of the class and passing a test, a certificate is awarded with the application for the boater’s card. Class fee is $30. Sign up online at www.bellevuepowersquadron.org/education.

ArtEAST offers the following workshops at UpFront [art] gallery, 48 Front St. N. Call 996-8553.

“Art Marketing in the Digital Age: A Weekend Workshop for Artists” — “Get Your Web Site up and Running,” from 10 a.m. – 3 p.m. Jan. 30 and “Online Marketing – The Future is Here!” from 10 a.m. – 3 p.m. Jan. 31, $85 per day or $150 for the weekend.

“Art as Yoga” from 7-9 p.m. Jan. 20, $30

“Painting for the Fun of It! with Ricco” from 6:30-9 p.m. Jan. 13 and 27. $40

“Elements of Photography” — “Seeing Photographs” from 6:30-8:30 p.m. Jan. 12, “Photographic Composition” Feb. 9, “Photographic Exposure” March 16, $30 per class or $75 for all three

Issaquah Library

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

Win a signed copy of “The Fortunes of Indigo Skye,” for ages 12-18. Tell library staff which book by local author Deb Caletti you love the most and you could win an autographed copy of “The Fortunes of Indigo Skye.” Entry forms are available at the library beginning Jan. 2. The winning entry will be selected in a drawing Feb. 1.

Freeplay, all ages, borrow a Nintendo DS and games to play for up to two hours.

Study Zone online, for grades K-12, is at 3 p.m. Monday – Thursday and 3:30 p.m. Sundays. Join an online Study Zone classroom to get help in math, science, English and social studies from a volunteer tutor. Learn more at www.kcls.org/studyzone. At this time, Study Zone Online is available only through a library computer.

Holiday Magic, with magician Jeff Evans, is at 10:30 a.m. Jan. 5.

Talk Time, for adults to practice their English conversation skills, is at 1 p.m. Mondays and 6:30 p.m. Thursdays.

Preschool Story Times, for ages 3-6 with an adult, is at 11 a.m. Jan. 11 and 25, and 11:30 a.m. Jan. 12, 19 and 26.

Spanish Story Time is at 7 p.m. Jan. 11 and 25.

Toddler Story Times, for ages 2-3 with an adult, are at 10:30 a.m. Jan. 12, 19 and 26, and 10 and 11 a.m. Jan. 14, 21 and 28.

Citizen classes, for adults to prepare to take a citizenship test, is at 3:30 p.m. Wednesdays.

Young Toddler Story Times, for ages 12-24 months with an adult, is at 10 and 11 a.m. Jan. 13, 20 and 27.

STARS Workshop: Folksongs, Finger Plays, Felt Boards and Fun is at 10:30 a.m. Jan. 16. Learn how to incorporate music into early-childhood curriculum by using singing, poetry, stories, sign language, learning props and rhythm activities. Provides two and a half hours of STARS credit in curriculum development. Registration is required beginning two weeks prior to the event.

“Move Over Wizards! Make Way for Steampunk!” for ages 12 and older, is at 7 p.m. Jan. 19. In this visual introduction to Steampunk, art historian Susan Olds will present illustrations and excerpts from various Steampunk novels, short stories and children’s books.

“Get a Web Site Quick, Cheap and Easy!” for adults is at 1:30 p.m. Jan. 24.

Manga Group meets at 3 p.m. Jan. 25.

“Online Marketing 101,” for adults, is at 6:30 p.m. Jan. 26. Learn how to make use of free marketing tools online to sell items, promote your small business or start a business online. Register online at www.kcls.org or call 392-5430.

Book discussion group: “The Other,” by David Gutterson, is at 6:30 p.m. Jan. 27.

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.

“Beginning Computer,” 2:30-3:45 p.m. Thursdays, Jan. 7-28, $35

“Beginning Internet Surfing,” 2:30-3:45 p.m. Tuesdays Jan. 5-26, $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

Writer’s Call 10:30-11:30 a.m. first and third Wednesdays, free

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

Let’s Talk About It conversation group 11 a.m. Tuesdays

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

Mahjong, 9 a.m. – noon Tuesdays

Ping Pong 1-4 p.m. Fridays and 6-9 p.m. Wednesdays

Sing Along 11:15 a.m. third Friday

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