Community Calendar

December 29, 2009

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. Read more

Volunteer Call

December 29, 2009

Help homeless and abused animals. Help build a great sanctuary. The King County shelter is closing January 2010 and there is a need for more sanctuary and no-kill shelters. This group is new and needs a lot of help to get up and running. It’s in desperate need of an experienced fundraiser for an upcoming walk. It also needs help for upcoming charity and fundraising events. Call 891-5869 or e-mail storybookfarm01@gmail.com. Read more

Council puts aside reservations, accepts $400,000 trails grant

December 29, 2009

A planned bridge across Interstate 90 carries flaws, but the project will improve safety for bicyclists and pedestrians, City Council members said last week. Read more

E-fishing with the state Department of Fish and Wildlife

December 29, 2009

Fish Journal

Dallas Cross

Dallas Cross

In my youth, there were two dates of special significance — the opening day of fishing and the opening day of hunting.

For fishing, the state rules were succinctly described on a couple of pages. There was the usual opening day for stream fishing; the main rivers and large lakes were open all year.

Special dates were set to fish for saltwater fish returning to the streams. The dates did not change once they were announced. All in all, it was quite simple, with catch limits and fishing gear remaining the same throughout the season.

Then, most of the fish and game personnel employed by the state were in the field, raising fish and birds, creating habitat and enforcing regulations. My own summer job was to plant and maintain refuges for upland game. Read more

Education council proposals to go before Legislature

December 29, 2009

The Quality Education Council has developed two recommendations to put before legislators next month as part of their work to redefine basic education and create a new state funding model for it. Read more

Who’s News

December 29, 2009

Girl Scouts deliver wreath to LEO

comm-scout-LEO-wreath-20091Issaquah Girl Scout Troop 50121 members Jenny Dougherty (standing, far left), Megan Mills, Alina Hitchings, Sydney Weber and Anya Rutledge (sitting, from left), deliver a holiday wreath they made especially for the residents of the Ann Dennis House, one of the two Life Enrichment Options adult-family homes for people with developmental disabilities.

Doyle, Flemer

December 29, 2009

Doyle, Flemer

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Kristen Doyle and Jonathan Flemer

Kristen Doyle and Jonathan Flemer, both of Issaquah, were married Nov. 14, 2009, at the Bellevue First Presbyterian Church. The Rev. Richard Leatherberry officiated. A reception followed at the Bellevue Club. Read more

Arts calendar

December 29, 2009

DECEMBER

30th

Bill Peterson presents “Abstract Expressionism,” his crayon doodles on table-top butcher paper from Pogacha, through Jan. 30, at the restaurant, 120 N.W. Gilman Blvd., 392-5550

31st

Little Bill and the Bluenotes: Special New Year’s Eve Celebration, 7:30 p.m. – midnight, Bake’s Place, 4135 Providence Point Drive S.E., $95

New Year’s Eve Party, 8 p.m. – 1:30 a.m., Vino Bella, 99 Front St., $85 per person, call 864-5466 for reservations

JANUARY

2nd

Bake & Friends: Day After New Year’s Day Event, 7:45-10 p.m., Bake’s Place, $15

8th

Greta Matassa & Josh Nelson, 7:45-10 p.m., Bake’s Place, $15

9th

Half-Pack Live, 8-11 p.m. Pogacha, 120 N.W. Gilman Blvd., 392-5550

15th

Fridays in the Living Room with Greta, with special guest Marilyn Keller, 7:45-10 p.m., Bake’s Place, $15

College News

December 29, 2009

Local students make OSU honor roll Read more

Sports Calendar

December 29, 2009

Adult Sports

Issaquah Alps Trail Club

Jan. 1, 10 a.m., Dogs Welcome Hike, 4-5 miles, 600-1,000 gain. Call 206-322-0990 … Jan. 2, 9:30 a.m., Rattlesnake Mountain, hike to Stan’s Overlook, 5 miles, 1,400 gain. Call 837-1535 … Jan. 3, 1 p.m., Tiger Mountain, hike to Tradition Plateau, 5-6 miles, 600 gain. Call 392-3571 … Jan. 10, 9:30 a.m., Cougar Mountain loop from Sky Country to Longview Peak, 5.5 miles, 850 gain. Call 882-3435. Read more

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