Community calendar

January 12, 2010

By Staff

File Hike through history 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. There is a fee of $6 per person for the hike, or $3 per person for members of the Issaquah History Museums. Call 392-3500 or e-mail info@issaquahhistory.org for a registration form, or go to www.issaquahhistory.org.

Hike through history 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. There is a fee of $6 per person for the hike, or $3 per person for members of the Issaquah History Museums. Call 392-3500 or e-mail info@issaquahhistory.org for a registration form, or go to www.issaquahhistory.org. File

Events

The Issaquah Christian Church hosts the Seattle Union Gospel Mission Men’s Winter Clothes Collection four-week event, beginning Jan. 16. Drop off donations of gently used or new men’s clothing — shoes, boots, hats, caps, gloves, pants, sweaters, underwear, ponchos and coats — from 10 a.m. – noon Saturdays, Jan. 16, 23 and 30 and Feb. 6. The church is at 10328 Issaquah-Hobart Road S.E. Call 392-5848.

The Issaquah branch of the American Association of University Women is meeting at 10 a.m. Jan. 16 at Gibson Hall, 105 Newport Way S.W. Connie Fletcher, former Issaquah School Board member and current member of the state Board of Education, will talk about Core 24 graduation requirements and the new state science and math standards. The public is welcome.

The LearningRX Center invites anyone with a child or knows of a child who struggles to read to an open house and skill seminar from 9 a.m. – 4 p.m. Jan. 16 at its Issaquah location, 195 N.E. Gilman Blvd., Suite 100. Learn more or register by calling 657-0908 or going to www.learningrx.com/issaquah.

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.

Taylor Mountain — 10 a.m. Jan. 17, Harry Morgan, 432-3249East 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 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 King County Department of Natural Resources and Parks is seeking comments at a public hearing from 10 a.m. – noon Jan. 25 at the King County Library Service Center, 960 Newport Way N.W., on a draft rule that describes procedures for considering recreational safety when placing large wood in rivers, done to improve habitat for fish and wildlife and stabilize stream banks. The draft rule and supporting documents are available online at www.kingcounty.gov/environment/wlr.

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 apavlik@issaquahchamber.com.

Come participate in Scottish Ceilidh dancing from 7-9 p.m. Jan. 28 at the Eagles Club, 175 N. Front St. Fee is $5. Call 313-0331.

The annual International Children’s Art Show is from 1-4 p.m. Jan. 28-29 at Cougar Mountain Academy, 5410 194th Ave. S.E. The free show features artwork from students in the private school’s pre-kindergarten through fifth-grade programs; the artists will be on hand to explain their works. Light refreshments will be provided. Call 641-2800.

The Issaquah Highlands Contribution Club hosts a blood drive for the Puget Sound Blood Center from 9 a.m. – 3 p.m. Jan. 30 at the Highlands Fire Station, 1280 N.E. Park Drive. E-mail kwiz@ihmail.com to schedule a donation.

Museum of Flight President/CEO and retired NASA astronaut Dr. Bonnie J. Dunbar, of Issaquah, shares her unique perspective and experiences of Space Shuttle Mission STS-32 on its 20th anniversary at 2 p.m. Jan. 31 in the William M. Allen Theater, at the museum, 9404 E. Marginal Way S., Seattle. The presentation will include photos and videos taken during the mission, followed by a question-and-answer session. The presentation is free with admission to the museum. Call 206-764-5720 or go to www.museumofflight.org.

Fundraisers

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. Early registration may be made until Jan. 14 by e-mail to Tournament Director Dallas Cross at DalCross@aol.com, and paying the entry fee when you arrive.

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. RSVP at www.JewishInSeattle.org/Women or call 206-774-2272. Event cost is $60 brunch, $180 friend, $360 patron.

Newcastle residents Mauricia Spring and Gina Masoero have organized A Night of Indulgence, to benefit the Arthritis Foundation, from 4-8 p.m. Feb. 6 at the Newcastle Professional Building, 12835 Newcastle Way. The evening will feature unique opportunities to shop for Valentine’s gifts, participate in wine and chocolate pairings, and a raffle drawing with luxurious prizes. Raffle tickets are $10 each with drawings throughout the evening. Admission is free.

Religious/spiritual

“Prayer for the Relief of World Hunger” is the title of a live audio chat at 11 a.m. Jan. 19 in the Christian Science Reading Room, 195 Front St. There is great concern for the growing number of people in the world suffering from hunger, even in the United States. Hear how prayer can help change attitudes toward aid and also improve the lives of those in need.

Classes

Hopelink presents “English as a Second Language Talk Time,” for adults, from 6:30-8:30 p.m. Mondays through June 14 at Issaquah Valley Elementary School, 555 N.W. Holly St. Call 250-2003.

The Fern Life Center hosts a Sufi meditation class from 7:30-9:30 p.m. Jan. 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.

RE/MAX Integrity presents “Blueprint for Home Ownership” at 10 a.m. Jan. 16 at 371 N.E. Gilman Blvd. Register early at www.fortressfinancialsolutions.com and take advantage of the limited-time $8,000 tax credit.

Coldwell Banker Bain of Issaquah presents a free homebuyer seminar from 1:30-4 p.m. Jan. 31 at the library, 10 W. Sunset Way. Sign up by calling 888-689-6763.

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

“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.

Issaquah Library

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

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. 25 and 11:30 a.m. Jan. 19 and 26.

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

Toddler Story Times, for ages 2-3 with an adult, are at 10:30 a.m. Jan. 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.

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” 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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