Community calendar

February 9, 2010

By Staff


Dancin’ Dads ’n’ Daughters Father-Daughter Valentine Dance, for girls in grades one through five with their dads, is from 7-9:30 p.m. Feb. 13. Cost is $16 per couple. Cookies and punch will be provided. Photo packages will be available. Pre-registration only. Call 837-3300. file

The public is invited to a Trout Unlimited meeting at 7 p.m. Feb. 10 at the Issaquah Brew House, 35 W. Sunset Way. Hans Berge, King County Fisheries biologist, will give a presentation about the results and findings of the 2009 Kokanee Tagging Project. He will also talk about upcoming efforts to perpetuate the unique, wild, native Lake Sammamish Kokanee winter run.
The Sammamish Plateau Republicans will caucus at 10 a.m. Feb. 13 at Discovery Elementary School, 2300 228th Ave. S.E., and at Collin Hall, on the Providence Point campus, 4135 Providence Point Drive S.E. Delegates from each precinct will be elected to attend the 5th District Caucus and the King County Convention later this spring. Various views on the GOP platform will also be discussed. For more locations for the 5th District caucuses, go to and look for the caucus finder. Enter your precinct and find your caucus location.

Storybook Farm Animal Sanctuary is looking for volunteers to plan and coordinate fundraising events to help build a sanctuary. A volunteer meeting is from 1-2:30 p.m. Feb. 13 in the meeting room at the Issaquah Library, 10 W. Sunset Way.Join Sassy Mei, the traveling boutique gone chic, on Valentines weekend from 9 a.m. – 6 p.m. Feb. 12 and 9 a.m. – 4 p.m. Feb. 13 at Pickering Barn, 1730 10th Ave. N.W. The event features more than 60 vendors, artisans and retailers selling furniture samples, home decor, designer clothing samples, baby everything, jewelry, handbags, teen accessories and more. Enjoy café-style dining and free childcare provided by Gymboree play and music. Free admission. Go to or e-mail

The Providence Marianwood Foundation presents a workshop about how to plan ahead for end-of-life decisions from 6-7 p.m. Feb. 17. The free event, featuring Gary Kemper, of Sunset Hills Memorial Park and Funeral Home, is sponsored by the Providence Marianwood Foundation and will be held at Providence Marianwood, 3725 Providence Point Drive, S.E. R.S.V.P. to 391-2895. Refreshments will be served.

Issaquah History Museums volunteer Stephen Grate will lead an interpretive hike of the Grand Ridge mine site Feb. 20. Meet at 10 a.m. at the Issaquah Depot for a brief presentation about the history of Grand Ridge’s mining actions, to be followed by a three-and-a-half-hour hike covering three miles over moderate terrain. There is a fee of $6 per person for the hike, or $3 per person for members of the Issaquah History Museums. The presentation at the depot is free to the public. Call 392-3500 or e-mail to obtain a hike registration form, or download a form at

Just Between Friends hosts a three-day Spring Event, a community consignment event that lets families earn cash quickly by selling new and gently used items they have outgrown. Families can also find great deals on thousands of items, including children’s and maternity clothing, baby equipment, furniture, DVDs, toys and much more. The event is at Pickering Barn, 1730 10th Ave. N.W., from 11 a.m. – 8 p.m. Feb. 26, 9 a.m. – 6 p.m. Feb. 27 and from 9 a.m. – 2 p.m. Feb. 28. Admission is $2 Feb. 26 only and free the other two days.

Come watch the University of Washington and Washington State University in the lacrosse version of the Apple Cup at 7 p.m. Feb. 28 at Eastside Catholic High School, 232 228th Ave. S.E., Sammamish. Admission is free. Both teams feature local high school talent playing at the collegiate level.


More than 40 valley firefighters from Fall City, Snoqualmie, Duvall and Eastside Fire & Rescue have joined together to compete in the 19th annual Scott Firefighter Stairclimb challenge in Seattle. The team goal is to raise more than $20,000 with all proceeds benefiting the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society. To support their efforts, stop by their fundraiser Feb. 20 at the Issaquah Safeway, 735 N.W. Gilman Blvd. Or to donate directly to Local 2878 at

Hope on the Hill Guild for Seattle Children’s Hospital’s fundraiser “Raise the Dough” is Feb. 23 at Zeeks Pizza, 2525 Northeast Park Drive in the Issaquah Highlands. Twenty percent of all in-restaurant sales made from 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. will go toward supporting uncompensated care so children can receive medical treatment regardless of their ability to pay. Donations can be also be sent to: Hope on the Hill Guild, c/o Amy Trenary, 1839 12th Ave. N.E., Issaquah, WA 98029. Donations should be sent no later than March 2.

Overlake Alumnae Panhellenic’s annual forum is at 7 p.m. March 4 in the conference room No. 1 at the Bellevue Regional Library, 1111 110th Ave. N.E., Bellevue. This is an opportunity for college-bound girls and their parents to learn everything they would like to know about sorority and campus life. Call 746-4148.


“Infidelity and Marriage — Finding Healing Answers” is the title of a live audio chat that can be heard at 11 a.m. Feb. 16 in the Christian Science Reading Room, 195 Front St. During this chat, you will find out how a clearer understanding of your spirituality will help to strengthen all of your relationships and point to a higher basis for trust and satisfaction.


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

“Get Your Artwork Ready for Market” — 6-9 p.m. Feb. 22, $45

“Art as Yoga” — 7-9 p.m. Feb. 17, $30

“Polymer Clay Faces” — 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. Feb. 13, $55

“Introduction to Oil Pastels” — 1-5 p.m. Feb. 20, $75

“Painting for the Fun of It! With Ricco” — 6:30-9 p.m. Feb. 10 and 24, $40

A free introductory workshop, “What is Ayurveda?” is from 6-7 p.m. Feb. 15 at the Fern Life Center, 710 Fifth Ave. N.W. Register by calling 391-FERN or go to

The Parks and Recreation Department offers the following classes at the community center. For more information or to register, call 837-3300 or go to

Lifeguarding, for ages 15 and up, 7:30 a.m. – 3:30 p.m. Feb. 16-19 and noon – 4 p.m. Feb. 20, Julius Boehm Pool, $140 for five classes, $52 for materials

“Handmade Menu Board,” ages 13 and older, 10 a.m. – noon Feb. 27, $22

“Teen Art — Fused Glass Pendant,” ages 11-18, 2:30-3:30 p.m. Feb. 22, free

“Discover Japan,” ages 6-9, 4:30-5:30 p.m. Feb. 24 – April 14, free

The AAA Driver Improvement Program is accepting reservations for its refresher course on defensive driving skills from 8:30-5 p.m. Feb. 18 at Timber Ridge at Talus, 100 Timber Ridge Way N.W. Cost is $16 per person. Pre-registration is advised. Call 206-243-3564.

Issaquah Library

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

African Mask Making Workshop, for ages 8 and up, is at 11:30 a.m. Feb. 6. Pre-registration required and limited to 30 participants.

Mission: Possible is from 10:30-11:30 a.m. Feb. 16. Learn the power of positive thinking in this magic show. One hundred tickets will be passed at 10 a.m. the day of the event at the front desk.

Strategy Games Group meets at 3 p.m. Feb. 11 and 18.

Manga Group meets at 3 p.m. Feb. 22.

Talk Time, for adults to practice their English conversation skills, is at 1 p.m. Feb. 22 and 6:30 p.m. Feb. 11, 18 and 25.

The following programs for adults are offered:

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

Opera preview of “Falstaff” is at 7 p.m. Feb. 10.

“Alternative Energies: The Multiple Choice” is at 7 p.m. Feb. 16.

“Plan Ahead Before You’re Dead” is at 7 p.m. Feb. 23.

Book discussion group reads and watches “The Crucible,” by Arthur Miller at 6 p.m. Feb. 24.

Toddler Story Times, for ages 2-3 with an adult, are at 10 and 11 a.m. Feb. 24 and 10:30 a.m. Feb. 23.

Young Toddler Story Times, for ages 12-24 months with an adult, are at 10 and 11 a.m. Feb. 24.

Spanish Story Times, for all ages with an adult, are at 7 p.m. Feb. 22.

Preschool Story Times, for ages 3-6 with an adult, are at 11 a.m. Feb. 22 and 11:30 a.m. Feb. 23.

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.

Saturday afternoon dance party, featuring local musical group The Studebakers, is at 3:30 p.m. Feb. 27. There will be doo-wop, country and crooning/rock music. Admission is $5 per person at the door.

“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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