January 5, 2010
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 Issaquah Alps Trails Club presents its winter 2010 hike schedule. Meet at the Trails Center, 110 S.E. Bush St. Learn more at www.issaquahalps.org or call the individual hike coordinator.
-Cougar Mountain — 9:30 a.m. Jan. 10, Fred Zeitler, 882-3435
-Taylor Mountain — 10 a.m. Jan. 17, Harry Morgan, 432-3249
-East Bellevue’s parks and green spaces — 9:30 a.m. Jan. 23, Ralph Owen, 746-1070-Cougar Loop — 9:30 a.m. Jan. 24, Richard Mann, 281-8465
-Midweek hike — 10 a.m. Jan. 29, dogs welcome hike
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 firstname.lastname@example.org for a registration form, or go to www.issaquahhistory.org.
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.
The Issaquah Chamber of Commerce presents “Social Media Marketing: It Has Already Changed – What You Must Do Now and How!” from noon – 2 p.m. Jan. 27 at Sip, 1080 N.E. Park Drive. Preregistration is $30; $40 at the door. RSVP by calling 392-7024 or e-mailing email@example.com.
A Trout Unlimited of Bellevue-Issaquah fundraiser for kokanee trout preservation and hold ‘em poker tournament is Jan. 15 at the Lake Sammamish Elks Lodge, 765 Rainier Blvd. N. Doors open at 5:30 p.m. A $50 donation will be solicited to fund needed projects for restoration of habitat and revival of the remaining kokanee population in Lake Sammamish. Trout Unlimited is also seeking to enlist volunteers for planned and ongoing conservation and education projects. There will be a free buffet and deserts. A silent auction will feature Trout Unlimited gear, as well as sports, fish and wildlife items. For fun there will be a no-limit hold ‘em poker tournament after 6 p.m. with a $30 entry fee and $30 re-buys until the end of the third round of betting. Early registration may be made until Jan. 14 by e-mail to Tournament Director Dallas Cross by e-mailing DalCross@aol.com, and paying the entry fee when you arrive.
“Christian Science Prayer — Not Faith Healing” is the title of a live audio chat at 11 a.m. Jan. 7 at the Christian Science Reading Room, 195 Front St. Chats, present and past, can be heard online at www.spirituality.com.
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.
The Fern Life Center hosts a Sufi meditation class from 7:30-9:30 p.m. Jan. 7 and 21, Feb. 4 and 18 at 710 Fifth Ave. Practice meditation, breathing practices and prayer to cultivate the inner spiritual message that is the secret of all religions. From this will flow a deeper understanding of the purpose of your life. Call 391-3376.
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.
RE/MAX Integrity presents “Blueprint for Home Ownership” at 10 a.m. Jan. 16 at 371 N.E. Gilman Blvd. Hosts will be Realtor Aaron Janus, of The Janus Group at RE/MAX Integrity, and Financial Architect Michael Fleiss, of Fortress Financial Solutions. They will give a free, 90-minute workshop that includes everything you need to know to successfully become a homeowner. Topics will include the home buying process, acquiring a mortgage, understanding the basics of the limited-time $8,000 tax credit, and a current market analysis of the greater east side of King County. Register early at www.fortressfinancialsolutions.com and take advantage of the limited-time $8,000 tax credit.
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
“Divorce Recovery,” a seminar for those going through separation or divorce, or trying to move on from divorce, is Tuesday evenings Feb. 9 – April 27 at Pine Lake Covenant Church, 1715 228th Ave. S.E., Sammamish. This is open to the community. Register by calling 392-8636 or going to www.plcc.org. Childcare by pre-registration only.
The library is at 10 W. Sunset Way. Call 392-5430.
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 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 is 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.
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” 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