Community calendar

March 16, 2010

By Staff

Carey for charity 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

– Malarky’s, 1025 N.W. Gilman Blvd., hosts Issaquah singer/songwriter Jeremy Owens, and will serve corned beef and cabbage and other drink specials, including green beer, black and tan, and Guinness. Call 392-6356 for times.

– Gaslamp, 1315 N.W. Mall St., offers corned beef and cabbage and drink specials all day. Call 392-4547.

– Joker Pub, 5614 E. Sammamish Parkway S.E., Suite A, offers corned beef and cabbage and drink specials all day. Call 392-1225.

– Pogacha, 120 N.W. Gilman Blvd., hosts Seattle musicians The Cutters playing Celtic music from 4 p.m. on, an Irish menu (including corned beef and cabbage, Irish stew and Bailey’s Irish cream cheese cake) and other drink specials. Call 392-5550.

– Wear green into any Chipotle in Washington on St. Patrick’s Day and receive a free order of guacamole with your burrito, tacos, bowl or salad. The Issaquah Chipotle is at 775 N.W. Gilman Blvd. Call 837-9100.

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 from 5-5:30 p.m. Tickets for food and drinks are $1 to benefit the staff’s Potato Soup Foundation. Call 392-8100.


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

Take an interpretive hike of the Issaquah-Superior mine site with Issaquah History Museums volunteer Stephen Grate on March 20. Hikers meet at the Issaquah Depot at 10 a.m. for a brief, free presentation regarding the history of Issaquah’s mining operations, followed by a two-and-a-half-hour hike covering two miles over easy/moderate terrain. $6 per person for the hike; $3 for Issaquah History Museums members. Call 392-3500 for hike registration form, or download at

Issaquah Chamber of Commerce Business After Hours meets for networking from 5:30-7:30 p.m. March 24 at University House Issaquah, 22975 S.E. Black Nugget Road. $10 for members with advanced registration; $15 at the door. Call 392-7024.

Country Creation Home & Gift Show, featuring more than 85 crafters selling a variety of handcrafted 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.

PCC Natural Markets’ annual Egg Scramble, for ages 8 and younger, is at 9 a.m. March 27 at 1810 12th Ave. N.W. Bring your own basket and hunt for prize-filled eggs, snap a photo with the Easter Bunny and win special prizes. After the egg hunt, breakfast will be available for purchase in the deli. Call 369-1222 or go to


The AtWork! annual fundraising breakfast is at 7:30 a.m. March 25 at the Westin Bellevue, 601 Bellevue Way N.E. Dennis Bounds will be master of ceremonies. The suggested minimum donation is $150. R.S.V.P. to


A Community Passover Seder, in Renton, is 6:30 p.m. March 30. Enjoy messianic worship in the timeless rituals and observances of Passover. Mediterranean dinner included. Reservations must be made by March 25. Call 793-3000 or e-mail Cost is $25 per person; children under 10 are $12.50.

Chabad of the Central Cascades community Seders are at 7 p.m. March 29 and 8 p.m. March 30 at the Chabad House, 24121 S.E. Black Nugget Road. Both Seders will feature rich discussion about Passover, excellent food and joyous singing. Rabbi Berry Farkash will facilitate the intergenerational program. The Seders cost a suggested price of $36 for adults and $20 for children. Seats must be reserved in advance at Call 427-1654 or or go to


The Providence Marianwood Foundation presents a workshop on estate planning strategies, featuring Jennifer L. King, of Somers Tamblyn King law firm on Mercer Island, from 6-7:30 p.m. March 18 at Providence Marianwood, 3725 Providence Point Drive, S.E. R.S.V.P. by calling 369-5112 or 866-209-0482 toll free, or e-mailing

Issaquah Parks and Recreation Department offers the following classes at the community center. Register at 837-3300 or go to

-“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

Seattle Tilth and the city of Issaquah present the following free courses at Pickering Barn, 1730 10th Ave. N.W. Learn more or register at

-“Growing Perennial Edibles” — 7-9 p.m. March 25, $25 for Tilth members, $35 for nonmembers

-“Be Cistern Savvy” — 10-11:30 a.m. April 3, $18 for Tilth members, $25 for nonmembers-“Container Veggie Gardening” — 9:30-11 a.m. April 17, $18 for Tilth members, $25 for nonmembers

-“Love and Respect Marriage DVD Conference,” hosted by the Issaquah Christian Church, is from 6:30-10 p.m. March 26 and 8:45 a.m. – 1 p.m. March 27 at 10328 Issaquah-Hobart Road S.E. Cost is $20. Call 392-5848.

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 24, $40

REI hosts the following free class at its Issaquah location, 735 N.W. Gilman Blvd. Register online at

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

Hayes Nursery offers the following free classes in Issaquah, 12504 Issaquah-Hobart Road. Call 391-4166.

-“Rose Selection, Care and Pruning” — 10 a.m. March 20

-“Designing Your Outdoor Space for Everyday Living” — 10 a.m. March 27

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

“Eating Right for the Right Reasons,” sponsored by Era Living: Gardens at Town Square and University House Issaquah, is from noon – 2 p.m. March 24 at Overlake Park Presbyterian Church, Fellowship Hall, 1836 156th Ave. N.E., Bellevue. Call 688-5800.

The King Conservation District offers the following free workshops of “how-to” tips and advice. Learn more about the King Conservation District at

-“Landscaping Your Septic System” — 6:30-9 p.m. April 1, Eagle Room at City Hall, 130 E. Sunset Way.

-“Green Horsekeeping: Natural Ways to Control Mud, Dust, Bugs & Weeds” — 6:30-9 p.m. April 14, Issaquah Grange Supply, 145 N.E. Gilman Blvd.

-“Clean & Simple: Make Your Own Household Cleaning Products” — 6:30-9 p.m. April 28, Eagle Room, City Hall


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.

The following programs for adults are offered:

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

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

David Helfand in concert — featuring original and traditional music on the Celtic harp, mandocello and guitar — 1 p.m. April 17.


The Underwater Egghunt & Carnival is April 2 in the shallow end of Julius Boehm Pool, 50 S.E. Clark St. Bring a swimsuit, towel and plastic basket. Admission is $6 per child and $4 for an adult to assist children younger than 6. Prizes are awarded for eggs gathered. Times are from 6:45-6:55 p.m. for ages 1-5, from 7:30-7:40 p.m. for ages 6-9 and from 8-8:10 p.m. for ages 10-16.

Fantasy Friday, presented by the Issaquah Youth Advisory Board, is from 7-9 p.m. April 9 at the community center. The fun-filled night of dragons, magic, princesses and castles, in a carnival-like atmosphere, features professional magician Jeff Evans. Fee is $10.

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:

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

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

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

– 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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