Community calendar

June 23, 2009

Events
Eastside Movies That Matter will show the film “The Iron Wall” at 7 p.m. June 26 at the King County Library Service Center, 960 Newport Way N.W. Featured speakers include Judith Kolokoff, from Seattle Jewish Voices Against the Occupation of Palestine, and Amin Odeh, from Voices of Palestine. Doors open at 6:30 p.m. There are free refreshments. Go to http://5thdems.org.
Mountains to Sound Greenway hosts a trail maintenance and environmental restoration project from 9 a.m. – 3 p.m. at Issaquah Creek near the animal hospital in Issaquah.Register at www.mtsgreenway.org/volunteer/ events.
An Eastside King County Executive Community Forum, to allow the public to meet candidates for King County executive, hosted by The Snoqualmie Valley Chamber of Commerce and Gary and Jennifer Fancher, is at 7 p.m. June 25 at Twin Falls Middle School, 46910 S.E. Middle Fork Road, North Bend. Submit questions for the forum to eastkcforum@gmail.com. The event is open to all King County residents.
The Issaquah Amateur Radio Club participates in the American Radio Relay League’s annual Field Day June 26-27 at the Sunny Hills Elementary School playground. The club will set up field radio communication stations, get on the air and contact hundreds of other operators in the U.S. and Canada. Set up begins at 9 a.m. June 27 with the goal of getting on the air at 11 a.m. Operations will continue until 11 a.m. Sunday. The public is invited.    Call John MacDuff at 392-7623.
Mountains to Sound Greenway Trust and REI have teamed up to do a trail maintenance project at Squak Mountain from 9 a.m. – 2 p.m. June 27. The work will primarily involve trail tread improvements and construction of a new turnpike to help elevate the trail through a wet area. Call 206-812-0122 or go to www.mtsgreenway.org/volunteer/events/ vol-trails-form.
The city Parks and Recreation Department’s All-American Independence Celebration, featuring songs, readings, singalongs and stories that commemorate the Fourth of July, is at 3 p.m. June 28 at Pickering Barn. Admission is $9 per person or $25 per family. Call 837-3300.
The Issaquah Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints is hosting the 50th anniversary of it’s Fourth of July celebration, starting at 8 a.m. at 1100 6th Ave. S.E. Two quartet numbers will be performed — “You’re A Grand Old Flag” and “The Star Spangled Banner.” State Attorney General Rob McKenna and Issaquah Mayor Ava Frisinger will attend. Also attending will be the two women who began the flag raising 50 years ago. Hot chocolate and cinnamon rolls will be served. Every family that attends is asked to bring one dozen of their favorite cinnamon rolls.
Resident Events is celebrating the Fourth of July, 25th birthday of Providence Point from noon – 5 p.m. in the clubhouse and on the lawn. There will be music by Jim McKay and Friends, games, food and fun. Tickets are $5, or $7 after July 1. Call 392-8596 or 391-7669.
Fundraisers
The Issaquah Valley Trolly project presents a Braggin’ Rights Trolley Poker Tournament fundraiser from 3-7 p.m. inside the historic Train Depot, 50 Rainier Blvd. N. Entry fee is $50. Seats are limited. Call 246-6239.
The 25th Annual Eagles Aerie No. 3054 Golf Classic is Aug. 8 at Lake Wilderness Golf Course, 25400 Witte Road S.E., Maple Valley. Registration deadline for an individual golfer of $79 is July 25. Late registration after July 26 is $90. Twosomes are $158 and $178. Foursomes are $316 and $350. Sign-in starts at 7 a.m. with a shotgun start at 8:30 a.m. A banquet follows at the Issaquah Eagles, 175 Front St. N. Funds go to support the Issaquah Eagles and its charities. Go to www.golfdigestplanner.com/12015-25thAnnualEagles3054GolfClassic.
Classes
ArtEAST offers the following workshops at its gallery, Up Front [art], 48 Front St. N. Go to www.arteast.org/workshops to sign up.
4“Paint Your Cake and Eat it Too: Plein-air Pastries” — 11 a.m. – 2 p.m. June 27 — $55
4“The Art of Collage and Assemblage” — 7-9 p.m. June 29 — $15
“Parenting with love and logic,” offered by the city of Issaquah Parks and Recreation Department, is from 6-8 p.m. Wednesdays June 24-July 22 at the community center. Fee is $75 per person or $100 per couple. Call 890-2081.
The city of Issaquah Parks and Recreation Department offers the following one-day workshops at the community center:
4“Outdoor Watercolor Landscapes” — noon-2 p.m. June 27 — ages 5-18 — $16
4“Visual Journaling: Using Images to Express What Words Cannot” — 7-9 p.m. Tuesdays, June 30 – Aug. 11 — $25 for each two-hour session
4“Introduction to Glass Fusing” — 6:30-9 p.m. July 7 — $35
4“Watercolor Postcards” — noon – 2 p.m. July 11 — ages 6-11 — $16
4“Painting for the Fun of it! With Ricco” — 6-9 p.m. July 16 — $50
4“Nature Sketchbook Drawing” — July 18 — ages 7-14 — $16
4“Embellished Treasure Boxes” — 10 a.m. – 1 p.m. July 21 —$40
Learn to release tension and build strength through yoga in a supportive and knowledgeable community. Join the Yoga Barn for a free class from 1-3:30 p.m. July 5 at 660 N.W. Gilman Blvd. Space is limited. Call 427-0038 or go to www.yogabarn.com to pre-register.
Issaquah Library
The library is at 10 W. Sunset Way. Call 392-5430.
“Beyond the Résumé” workshop has been added by popular demand from 8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. June 27. Call 868-3345.
Celebrate The Big Read and the featured book, “The Call of the Wild,” by taking a digital photo of you or family member reading to your dog(s). Submit photos to readtoyourdog@kcls.org as a .jpg photo before June 30. Check online after July 15 for a printable poster featuring our KCLS readers and their dogs.
Spanish Early Literacy Parties are Mondays at 7 p.m. through June.
Meet Christopher R. Mattix, the author of “Nobody,” as he discusses his story of poverty, desperation and ultimate redemption, at 7 p.m. June 30.
Talk Time for adults is at 6:30 p.m. Thursdays and at 1 p.m. Mondays.
Study Zone offers free homework help for grades K-12. Call for hours.
Read three books, write three short, thoughtful reviews, and get a new paperback book — free. Pick up an entry form at the library or at www.kcls.org/read3.
FreePlay — Stop by the library any day to borrow a Nintendo DS and games to play for up to two hours. Those 14 and older need an ID; those under 14 need an adult with an ID.
Be Creative @ Your Library, the 2009 Summer Reading Program, is June 15 – Aug. 31. Read 500 minutes and receive a halfway prize; read 1,000 minutes to receive the finisher prize and be eligible for the grand-prize drawing of a laptop computer! Prizes will be distributed beginning July 15. Grand-prize winner will be announced in September.
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.
“English as a Second Language: Intermediate Level” is from 10:15 a.m. – noon, every other Monday.
The following day trips are offered in June:
4Fort Nisqually and Rose Garden of Point Defiance Park — 9 a.m. – 3:30 p.m. June 24 — $12
4Let’s go sailing in the Puget Sound from Pier 54 on the sloop Obsession — 9:30 a.m. – 2:30 p.m. June 29 — $25
Line dancing classes are from 10-11 a.m. Thursdays — $5.
Computer Lab Tutor teaches free basic skills from 1-2 p.m. Tuesdays.
Keyboard Music For Adults is from 11 a.m. – noon Tuesdays for beginners and 1-2 p.m. Thursdays for continuing classes. Fee is $90. Keyboards are provided.
Activity night is from 6-9 p.m. Wednesdays.
Appointments can be made for foot care clinics every Thursday — $25.
Ping Pong is from 1-4 p.m. Fridays and 6-9 p.m. Wednesdays.
Tai Chi is from 9-10 a.m. Mondays.
Cards are played at 9:30 a.m. Thursdays.
Pinochle is at 1 p.m. Tuesdays.
Bridge is from 10:55 a.m. – 3 p.m. Mondays and Wednesdays.
Happy Hookers needlework group meets from 11 a.m. – 1:30 p.m. Thursdays.
Mahjong is from 9 a.m. – noon Tuesdays.
Tai Chi classes are from 9-10 a.m. Mondays.

Events

Eastside Movies That Matter will show the film “The Iron Wall” at 7 p.m. June 26 at the King County Library Service Center, 960 Newport Way N.W. Featured speakers include Judith Kolokoff, from Seattle Jewish Voices Against the Occupation of Palestine, and Amin Odeh, from Voices of Palestine. Doors open at 6:30 p.m. There are free refreshments. Go to http://5thdems.org Read more

Lakeside drops two doubleheaders

June 23, 2009

Two Newcastle athletes were members of the Castaway Polo Athletic team that won the state water polo title last month with a 10-7 win against Mercer Island High School.
Mackenzie Maynes and Sarah Lowes both scored goals and had assists in the May 15 championship match against Mercer Island.
Castaway Polo Athletic surged to an 8-2 lead before the half and held off a late surge by the Islanders to capture the title.
Maynes, a senior at Liberty High School, will attend Marist College in Poughkeepsie, N.Y., on an athletic scholarship to play water polo. Lowes is a junior at Liberty.
The victory capped an undefeated season, which was remarkable considering the squad had only seven members.
Water polo is the oldest continuous Olympic team sport. The playing team consists of six field players and one goalkeeper.  So, any injuries or illnesses would have forced a forfeit, because matches require seven players.
Castaway Polo Athletic trains at the Edgebrook Club, near Tyee Junior High School in Bellevue. The team is made up of players from high schools that do not have water polo. The squad has players from Liberty, Sammamish, Eastside Catholic and Holy Names high schools.
Maynes and Lowes were also members of Liberty’s swim team last season.
The team is scheduled to participate in the U.S. Club Water Polo championships July 10-12 in Santa Barbara, Calif., and the water polo girls Junior Olympics July 30-Aug. 2 at San Jose, Calif.

Sarah Lowes (No. 8), of Newcastle, a water polo player for Castaway Polo Athletic team, in action during the state championship match against Mercer Island High School. Contributed

Sarah Lowes (No. 8), of Newcastle, a water polo player for Castaway Polo Athletic team, in action during the state championship match against Mercer Island High School. Contributed

Two Newcastle athletes were members of the Castaway Polo Athletic team that won the state water polo title last month with a 10-7 win against Mercer Island High School.

Mackenzie Maynes and Sarah Lowes both scored goals and had assists in the May 15 championship match against Mercer Island.

Castaway Polo Athletic surged to an 8-2 lead before the half and held off a late surge by the Islanders to capture the title.

Maynes, a senior at Liberty High School, will attend Marist College in Poughkeepsie, N.Y., on an athletic scholarship to play water polo. Lowes is a junior at Liberty. Read more

La Casita is hot restaurant to cool down in

June 23, 2009

La Casita may go overlooked, because it’s on the way in, or out of, Pine Lake Shopping Center, but it’s certainly worth the stop. Read more

Giving girl scouts

June 23, 2009

comm-bikes-for-books-copyBrownie Girl Scouts from Troop 42719 recently donated several children’s birthday kits, including cake pan, cake mix, frosting, candles, plates, napkins and invitations, to the Issaquah Food Bank. The Scouts assembled the kits from items they collected while earning the Manners Try-It Badge. The girls, who attend Cougar Ridge Elementary School and Puesta del Sol, are (top row, from left) Lauren Ponte, Makayla Dixon, Eliza Badiozamani, Ally Salvador and Stephanie DeMarco; (bottom row, from left) are Hannah Smith, Audrey Jacobson, Hanna Zakharenko and Samantha DeMarco. Not pictured is Alyson a.

EFR needs a boat

June 23, 2009

At the start of a recent Eastside Fire & Rescue presentation, Fire Chief Lee Soptich put out a disclaimer: “We are not here tonight to sell you on a boat.” Read more

Molly Nelson: A catcher’s last play

June 23, 2009

Molly Nelson, Issaquah fastpitch team catcher, hits a two-RBI single for her team against Bellevue in a 2007 game, as she also hit three doubles that day. By Greg Farrar

Molly Nelson, Issaquah fastpitch team catcher, hits a two-RBI single for her team against Bellevue in a 2007 game, as she also hit three doubles that day. By Greg Farrar

Molly Nelson was a four-year Issaquah High School softball starter with an outstanding record and a lifelong passion for the game.

Crouched at the knees, her eyes keenly focused dead ahead, she played catcher like a pro. During her last two years, she called all pitches — often without intervention from a coach.

“In my opinion, there was no one better at catcher or (who had) the ability to play that position,” said Jim Magnuson, who recently stepped down as Issaquah softball coach.

In addition to her great arm and imposing defensive skills, Nelson had a .400 batting average this year and led the team in total hits. She earned 4A KingCo Conference first-team honors and helped the Eagles tie for first place in the Crown Division.

“There is no doubt in my mind that if you had to describe someone as a leader on our team, she would be at the top. The girls respect her and her work ethic,” said assistant coach George Bray. Read more

Sports calendar

June 23, 2009

Adult Sports
Issaquah Alps Trail Club
4June 26, 9:30 a.m., Dogs Welcome Hike, 4-5 miles, 800-1,000 gain. Call 206-322-1535 … June 27, 9:30 a.m., Rattlesnake Lake, 5 miles, 1,400 gain. Call 837-1535 … June 28, 1 p.m., Tiger Mountain’s Tradition Plateau, 5-6 miles, 600 gain. Call 392-1371 … July 4,      10 a.m., Dogs Welcome Hike, 3-5 miles, 800-1,000 gain. Call 206-322-0990 … July 5, 9:30 a.m., Pacific Crest Trail from Snoqualmie Pass, 4 miles, 875 gain. Call 882-3435.
Cascade Bicycle Club
4June 25, 6:30 p.m., Eastside Tour, 20-30 miles, from Marymoor Tennis Courts. Call 392-1347 … June 26,      10 a.m., Two Rivers and a Diamond, 55 miles from Bi-Centennial Park in Tukwila. Part of course goes through Maple Valley and along the Cedar River Trail. Call 572-1218 … June 27, 8:30 a.m., Ramrod Training, 85-90 miles from Lewis Creek Park in Lakemont. Call 392-1347 … July 3, 10 a.m., 40-45 miles from Snoqualmie Valley Tour from Quigley Park in Fall City. Call 747-5273.
Running
4July 21, 9 a.m., Cougar Mountain Trails Run, 10 miles, at Sky Country trailhead. Register online at www.Active.com.
Golf tournament
4Aug. 8, 8:30 a.m., Eagles No. 3054 Golf Classic at Lake Wilderness Golf Course. Prizes awarded for long drive, closest to pin, holes in one, and putting. For further information, go to www.lakewildernessgc.com. For information on the Eagles Lodge, go to www.Foe3054.org.
Youth sports/activities
4Football — Issaquah Youth Football is currently registering players for the 2009 season. Registration continues through June 30. Register at www.issfootball.org.
4Sports Sampler — Issaquah Parks has sports sampler in soccer, T-ball and basketball for youngsters. There are classes for ages 4-5, 3-4, and 3-5. Call 837-3350.
4Pee Wee soccer and T-ball —Issaquah Parks has classes for 4-5 year-olds that teach fundamentals of soccer and T-ball at the Issaquah Community Center. The first session runs through Aug. 12, 4-4:45 p.m. each day. Call 837-3350.
4Little Dribblers Basketball — June 25-Aug. 13, 4-4:45 p.m., at Issaquah Community Center. Class is for ages 4-5 years-old. Program focuses on fundamental skills and concepts of basketball. Call 837-3350.
4Tennis Camp — June 29-July 2, 9 a.m. – noon, at Skyline High or Tibbetts Valley Park. The Issaquah Parks program is for beginners, advanced beginners and intermediate players, ages 7-10. There is another session July 6-9 for ages 11-14. Call 837-3350.
4Swim lessons at Julius Boehm Pool — Register online, at the pool or by phone at 837-3350 with a Visa or Mastercard.
4Wrestling camp — June 29-July 3,    9 a.m. – 2:30 p.m., Skyline Commuter Camp features Olympic Silver Medalist Sammie Henson at Skyline High School for boys and girls grades 6-12. For application, go to www.shs.issaquah.wednet.edu/athletics or call 285-2314.
4Lacrosse — July 3, 9 a.m., Fourth Annual Sammamish Shootout at Pine Lake Middle School, 3 vs. 3 Chumash style games for boys and girls, grades  3-4 through high school. For further information, go to www.SammamishShootOut.org.
4Baseball — June 30-July 2, 10-noon, Field of Champions camp for catchers, ages 8-12, Call 222-6020.
4Basketball — July 7-10, 10 a.m.-2 p.m., the Skyline High School girls basketball program holds a camp for girls, entering the third grade through the ninth grade in the fall. Players will work on basketball offensive and defensive fundamentals, play games and compete in a variety of contests for awards. Register at www.skylinegirlshoops.com.
Youth baseball
Senior American Legion
4June 26, 6 p.m.,  Lakeside Recovery at Skagit Sox (Skagit CC); June 27, 9 a.m., Lakeside Recovery at Pilots Baseball (Newport High) (doubleheader); June 28, Pilots Baseball at Lakeside Recovery (Bannerwood), 12:30 p.m. (doubleheader); June 29, 6 p.m., Lakeside Recovery at Skagit Sox (Stanwood High); June 30, 6:30 p.m., Lakeside Recovery at Garfield Senadores (Garfield High);  July 2-5, Lakeside Recovery at Curt Daniels Memorial (Vancouver, Wa.).
Junior American Legion
4June  24, 7:45 p.m., Rips Brewers at Lakeside-Skyline (Denny Park); June 25-28, Lakeside-Skyline at Walla Walla Tournament; June 26, 6 p.m, Bellevue Honda at Lakeside-Issaquah (Issaquah High); June 27, noon, Lux Homes at Lakeside-Issaquah (Issaquah High); June 30, 5 p.m., Coyotes at Lakeside-Skyline (doubleheader); July 1, 6 p.m., Lakeside-Issaquah at Lakeside-Skyline (Issaquah High); July 2-5, Lakeside-Issaquah at Spokane Wood Bat Tourney, 6 p.m., Lakeside-Skyline at North Seattle (Dahl Field).
Sandy Koufax
4June 24-25, Issaquah Dragons at CABA Northwest Regional at Redmond (Hartman Park); June 27, 6 p.m., Shockers at Issaquah Dragons (Central Park, Issaquah Highlands); June 28, 6 p.m., Hurricanes at Issaquah Dragons (Central Park, Issaquah Highlands); July 2, 6 p.m., Hurricanes at Issaquah Dragons (Central Park, Issaquah Highlands).

Adult Sports

Issaquah Alps Trail Club

June 26, 9:30 a.m., Dogs Welcome Hike, 4-5 miles, 800-1,000 gain. Call 206-322-1535 … June 27, 9:30 a.m., Rattlesnake Lake, 5 miles, 1,400 gain. Call 837-1535 … June 28, 1 p.m., Tiger Mountain’s Tradition Plateau, 5-6 miles, 600 gain. Call 392-1371 … July 4,      10 a.m., Dogs Welcome Hike, 3-5 miles, 800-1,000 gain. Call 206-322-0990 … July 5, 9:30 a.m., Pacific Crest Trail from Snoqualmie Pass, 4 miles, 875 gain. Call 882-3435. Read more

Dephine Ann Westlake

June 23, 2009

Dephine Ann Westlake
Dephine Ann Westlake, formerly of Preston, died June 21, 2009, at Honey Dew Adult family home in Renton. She was 81.
A memorial service will be at 11 a.m. Friday, June 26, at Raging River Community Church in Preston. Private burial was held at Preston Cemetery.
A full obituary will appear in the next publication.
Arrangements are entrusted to Flintoft’s Funeral Home and Crematory.
Friends and family are invited to view photos, get directions and share memories in the family’s online guest book at
Dephine Westlake

Dephine Westlake

Dephine Ann Westlake, formerly of Preston, died June 21, 2009, at Honey Dew Adult family home in Renton. She was 81. Read more

Volunteer Call

June 23, 2009

Does your nonprofit agency or civic club need volunteers? Call 392-6434, ext. 237, or e-mail newsclerk@isspress.com. Read more

Field day is a ball for Maple Hills students

June 23, 2009

By Chantelle Lusebrink
Classrooms may have computers instead of blackboards, and students may be researching online rather than checking out library books, but some things stand the test of time. You just don’t mess with field day.
That end-of-the-year, age-old tradition is still going strong and is better than ever at Maple Hills Elementary School.
“Everybody has a story about field day,” said Marsha Kauzlarich, an organizer and PTSA volunteer. “When I talk about it with people, like when I went to the QFC in Issaquah, they donated 10 percent toward the Popsicles and the guy that helped me said he remembered field day and loved it. He also went to Maple Hills.
“Kids look forward to it all year.”
On June 15, students raced from the auditorium to the fields surrounding the school to compete in games like tug-of-war, noodle races, hot shoot basketball hoops, jump rope, bean bag toss, hula hoops, wall ball and spoon races.
There were 25 events students could check off on their purple participation ribbons and several that earned them school records.
“It’s just fun,” fifth-grader Nathan West said. “My favorite part about field day is hanging out with my buddy Jake.”
“Yeah, and I like to play tug-of-war,” Jake Collins, his fifth-grade friend, added.
The event is so popular that Maywood Middle and Liberty High school students return to volunteer, but also to play.
“I just remember it getting better and better each year,” said Gabby Smith, an eighth-grader at Maywood. “Now, it’s the same. It’s simple and it’s still fun.”
“It’s a great way to celebrate the end of the year and it’s a tradition here,” said Polly Vaughn, the school’s physical education teacher. “We do some of these events in P.E. all year. But this is more of a celebration and it’s more fun, because we don’t dictate what they do. They have the power to chose.”
Reach Reporter Chantelle Lusebrink at 392-6434, ext. 241, or clusebrink@isspress.com. Comment on this story at www.issaquahpress.com.
Maple Hills Elementary School students, using a large nylon parachute to play parachute catch, run underneath by grade to get to the other side before it comes down to the ground. By Chantelle Lusebrink

Maple Hills Elementary School students, using a large nylon parachute to play parachute catch, run underneath by grade to get to the other side before it comes down to the ground. By Chantelle Lusebrink

Classrooms may have computers instead of blackboards, and students may be researching online rather than checking out library books, but some things stand the test of time. You just don’t mess with field day.

That end-of-the-year, age-old tradition is still going strong and is better than ever at Maple Hills Elementary School.

“Everybody has a story about field day,” said Marsha Kauzlarich, an organizer and PTSA volunteer. “When I talk about it with people, like when I went to the QFC in Issaquah, they donated 10 percent toward the Popsicles and the guy that helped me said he remembered field day and loved it. He also went to Maple Hills.

“Kids look forward to it all year.” Read more

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