Community calendar

March 9, 2010

By Staff

Events

Money for babies Lori Gill (center) of Windermere Property Management Lori Gill and Associates donates $1,500 to Theo Montgomery and Helen Routon of Eastside Baby Corner, a volunteer-run organization serving families in need since 1990. EBC collects and purchases children’s items, distributing them, free of charge, through local social service agencies. The $1,500 donation will be earmarked for the Top Ten Item wish list, which will help increase EBC’s buying powers. Contributed

The Issaquah Unit of the League of Women Voters of greater Seattle meets at 10 a.m. March 11 at Issaquah City Hall, 130 E. Sunset Way.

Eastside Fire & Rescue hosts a blood drive from 9 a.m. – 3 p.m. March 12 at its headquarters station, 175 Newport Way N.W.

The Issaquah Rotary Club’s fourth annual Grape Escape is from 6-9 p.m. March 13 at the Hilton Garden Inn in Issaquah, 800 N.W. Gilman Blvd. Register at www.issaquahrotary.org. Admission is $50 per person with registration by March 7; $60 when registering after that.Eastern Star is having an open house from 1-4 p.m. March 14 at the Issaquah Masonic Lodge, 57 W. Sunset Way. Everyone is invited to find out more about the community organization. Call 392-3691.

Overlake Alumnae Panhellenic hosts its annual forum at 7 p.m. March 14 in Conference Room No. 1 at the Bellevue Regional Library, 1111 110th Ave. N.E. Call 392-1821 or go to www.overlakealumnaepanhellenic.org.

The Issaquah Chamber of Commerce March luncheon, featuring guest speaker Patrick McNiff, is at 11:30 a.m. March 16 at the Issaquah Holiday Inn, 1801 12th Ave. N.W. Cost is $25 for members with advanced registration; $35 at the door.

Aegis of Issaquah hosts a St. Patrick’s Day Craft Bazaar from 4-6 p.m. March 17 at 780 N.W. Juniper St. There will be local vendors and a buffet of traditional Irish food and green beer. The Comerford School of Irish Dance will perform Irish dances from 5-5:30 p.m. Tickets for food and drinks are $1 and all the money will go to the staff’s Potato Soup Foundation. Call 392-8100.

The Issaquah Farmers Market annual vendors meeting is from 9 a.m. – noon March 20 at Pickering Barn, 1730 10th Ave. N.W. Call 837-3311 or go to www.issaquahfarmersmarket.org.

Take an interpretive hike of the Issaquah-Superior mine site with Issaquah History Museums volunteer Stephen Grate on March 20. Meet at the Issaquah Depot at 10 a.m. Call 392-3500 or e-mail info@issaquahhistory.org to obtain a hike registration form, or download a form at www.issaquahhistory.org.

The chamber of commerce Business After Hours meeting for networking and making new business contacts is from 5:30-7:30 p.m. March 24 at University House Issaquah, 22975 S.E. Black Nugget Road. Cost is $10 for members with advanced registration; $15 at the door. Call 392-7024.

Comedian Drew Carey will be the keynote speaker at the fifth annual Celebration of Youth Luncheon to support Friends of Youth, from noon – 1:15 p.m. March 25 at the Bellevue Hyatt Hotel. Go to www.friendsofyouth.org.

The Country Creation Home & Gift Show, featuring more than 85 crafters selling a variety of hand-crafted items, is from 10 a.m. – 7 p.m. March 26-27 and from 10 a.m. – 5 p.m. March 27 at Pickering Barn, 1730 10th Ave. N.W. Admission is free. Call 413-1004.

Fundraisers

Habitat for Humanity of East King County presents Everyone’s a Winner Casino Night, from 6-10 p.m. March 13 at Pickering Barn, 1730 10th Ave. N.W. Tickets are $40 per person or $320 to reserve a table for eight. All proceeds go to benefit the Thrivent Builds home in Koinonia Ridge in Snoqualmie for the Beckvold family. Festivities include gaming and live music by The No Jive Band.

The YWCA Eastside Inspire Luncheon is from noon – 1:30 p.m. March 16 at Meydenbauer Center in Bellevue. Learn more or register, at www.ywcaworks.org or call 206-490-4378.

Religious/spiritual

“Spirituality and women’s rights” is the title of a live audio chat at 11 a.m. March 16 in the Christian Science Reading Room, 195 Front St.

A Community Passover Seder, to be catered at a nearby facility in Renton, is at 6:30 p.m. March 30. Experience Passover like never before. Seat reservations must be made before March 25. Call 793-3000 or e-mail office@BeitTikvah.us. Cost is $25 per person; children under 10 are $12.50. Table reservations for groups of eight are available for an additional $25.

Classes

The city of Issaquah Parks and Recreation Department offers the following classes at the community center. Register by calling 837-3300 or going to www.issaquahparks.net.

“Scrapbook in a Box,” ages 13 and up, 10 a.m. – noon, March 20, $22

“Teen Art: Printmaking,” ages 11-18, 2:30-3:30 p.m. March 22, free

“Issaquah Pilates Mat Class,” 9:30-10:30 a.m. Mondays and Wednesdays through May 10, $15 per drop-in class

Issaquah Christian Church presents the following seminars at 10328 Issaquah-Hobart Road S.E. Call 392-5848.

“GriefShare” — A special weekly seminar and support group for people who are grieving the death of someone close to them, 7-9 p.m. Mondays through April 19. Start attending anytime during the 14-week series. Cost is $20, $15 after March 15.

“Love and Respect Marriage DVD Conference” — 6:30-10 p.m. March 26 and 8:45 a.m. – 1 p.m. March 27. Cost is $20.

The Grange Supply presents the following classes at 145 N.E. Gilman Blvd. Call 392-6469.

“Tips for Healthy Hooves” — By Alayne Blickle and Hank Greenwald, 6:30-9 p.m. March 10

“Spring Chick Seminar!” — 10-11 a.m. March 13. Thinking about adopting chicks this spring? Learn the ins and outs of caring for your chicks.

ArtEAST presents the following classes at Up Front [art], 48 Front St. N. Call 996-8553.

“Creativity Jump-start” — 10 a.m. – 1 p.m., March 27, $70

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

“Elements of Photography: Photographic Exposure” — 6:30-8:30 p.m. March 16, $30

REI hosts the following free classes at its Issaquah location, 735 N.W. Gilman Blvd. Register online at www.rei.com/issaquah.

“Best Desert Hikes — Washington” — 7 p.m. March 10

“Prep For Rainier” — 7 p.m. March 16

“Introduction to Triathlons” — 7 p.m. March 24

Registration is now open for the Community Emergency Response Team spring training. The program’s eight-week course of evening classes is from 6:30-9:30 p.m. March 24 – May 19. Fee is $35. Learn more or register at www.issaquahcitizencorps.com.

Issaquah Library

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

Historian Susan Olds, of North Bend, presents a free lecture, “The Life and Art of Matisse,” from 6:30-8:30 p.m. March 22.

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

Book discussion group reads “So Long, See You Tomorrow,” by William Maxwell, at 6:30 p.m. March 24.

Women’s Self Defense Class, 7 p.m. March 23

“Hands on Henna” — 7 p.m. March 16, ages 8 and older; 18 and younger with an adult

Manga Group — 3 p.m. March 22, ages 8 and older; 12 and younger with an adult

The library offers the following programs for children:

Preschool Story Time, for ages 3-6 with an adult, 11 a.m. Monday

Spanish Story Time, 7 p.m. Mondays

Toddler Story Times, ages 3-6 with an adult, 10:30 a.m. Tuesdays and 10 and 11 a.m. Wednesdays

Young Toddler Story Time, ages 12-24 months with an adult, 10 and 11 a.m. Wednesdays

Puppets Please Marionettes, 10:30 and 11:30 a.m. March 30, 100 tickets per show, available at the front desk

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.

Income tax preparation: Tuesdays, 9 a.m. – 3 p.m. through April 13

AARP Driver Safety: 10 a.m. – 3 p.m. March 24 and 31, $14 or $12 for AARP members

“Beginning Computer” class: 2:30-3:45 p.m. Tuesdays and 3:30-3:45 Thursdays, first two weeks of the month, $35

Intermediate “Stay Active & Independent for Life” — 9:30-10:30 a.m. Wednesdays and Fridays, March 19 – April 21, $35

Sit & Be Fit: 11 a.m. – noon, Wednesdays and Fridays, March 19 – April 21, $35

The following day trips are offered through March:

4 FBI Seattle Office Tour: 9 a.m. – 2 p.m. March 10, $6

4 World Cavalcade: Morocco with Rick Ray: 1-4 p.m. March 15, $17

4 Lunch at Hale’s Ales Brewery: 11:15 a.m. – 2 p.m. March 17, $6

4 Lunch at Falls Terrace in Olympia: 10:30 a.m. – 3:30 p.m. March 22, $12

4 Imax Film — Van Gogh: 11:45 a.m. – 4 p.m. March 24, $15

4 Edmonds & lunch: 11 a.m. – 4 p.m. March 31, $7

Foot care: Thursday appointments, $25

Tai Chi: 9-10 a.m. Mondays, free

Learning Tai Chi: 10-10:45 a.m. Mondays, free

Line dancing: 10-11 a.m. Thursdays, $5

English as a Second Language: 10:15-noon Mondays, free

Computer Lab Tutor: 1-2 p.m. Wednesdays

Board games: 2 p.m. Wednesdays

Activity night, 6-9 p.m. Wednesdays

Books and More, second and fourth Wednesday, 10:30-11:30 a.m.

Bridge & Party Bridge, 10:55 a.m. – 3 p.m. Monday and Wednesday

Duplicate Bridge, 10:55 a.m. – 3 p.m. third Tuesday

Cards (“Hand & Foot”), 8:30 a.m. Thursday

Happy Hookers: 11 a.m. – 1:30 p.m. Thursdays

Let’s Talk About It conversation group 11 a.m. Tuesdays

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

Writer’s Call 10:30-11:30 a.m. first and third Wednesdays, free

Poetry Outloud: 10:45 a.m. first and third Friday

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