March 23, 2010
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.
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.
Scottish Ceilidh Dancing from 7-9 p.m. March 25 at the Issaquah Valley Senior Center, 75 N.E. Creek Way. Free.
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.
The 19th Annual Gilman Village Easter Festival & Egg Hunt is 10 a.m. April 3 at 317 N.W. Gilman Blvd. There will be music, balloons, face painting and more than 10,000 eggs. And don’t forget to bring a camera to get a photo with the Easter Bunny. Call 392-6802.
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. Call 369-1222 or go to www.pccnaturalmarkets.com.
Adventure Kids Playcare grand opening and first Spring Celebration is from 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. April 3 in the Issaquah Commons, 775 N.W. Gilman Blvd. The activities include a bounce house, an Easter egg hunt, crafts, games and face painting. Meet members of the Eastside Fire & Rescue team until noon; enjoy a video game theater; and children who attend the event eat free at Chipotle during the opening. A raffle benefiting the Issaquah Schools Foundation will also be held. The event is free.
“Working for the Northern Pacific,” hosted by the Issaquah History Museum History Program and presented by Friends of the Issaquah Salmon Hatchery master docent Grace Reamer, is at 11 a.m. April 10 at the Train Depot. Call 392-3500.
April Pools Day, a statewide event promoting water safety and drowning prevention, is from 6:30-9 p.m. April 16 at Julius Boehm Pool. Cost is $10 per family, $4 per adult, $3 per youth.
The Hazen Booster Club’s Dinner & Auction Fundraiser is at 6 p.m. April 30 at Renton Technical College. Tickets are $30 per person. Tickets can be purchased at http://hazenboosters.org through PayPal or check.
Join Father Bryan Dolejsi for an evening of socializing and information, for both new members of St. Joseph Parish and those considering the Catholic Church again, at 7 p.m. March 24 in McGirl Hall, St. Joseph Catholic Church, 220 Mountain Park Blvd. S.W. R.S.V.P. by calling 392-5516. Children are welcome.
Our Savior Lutheran Church hosts A Deeper Well, an open discussion to meet old friends and make new ones, at 8 p.m. March 30 at the Issaquah Brew House, 35 W. Sunset Way.
“A Way Out of Addiction to Pornography and Cybersex” is the title of the live audio chat at 11 a.m. March 30 in the Christian Science Reading Room, 195 Front St. Listen online at www.spirituality.com.
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 office@BeitTikvah.us. 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. The Seders cost a suggested price of $36 for adults and $20 for children. Seats must be reserved in advance at www.chabadissaquah.com/seder. Call 427-1654 or firstname.lastname@example.org or go to www.ChabadIssaquah.com.
Celebrate Easter with Icon Covenant Church at 10:30 a.m. April 4 at Clark Elementary School, 500 Second Ave. S.E. Enjoy a complimentary breakfast, some great music and a message of hope. Sunday school and childcare provided.
“Issaquah Pilates Mat Class,” presented by the Issaquah Parks and Recreation Department, is from 9:30-10:30 a.m. Mondays and Wednesdays through May 10, $15 per drop-in class. Register at 837-3300 or go to www.issaquahparks.net.
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 www.seattletilth.org.
“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
“Introduction to Triathlons,” is at 7 p.m. March 24 at the Issaquah REI 735 N.W. Gilman Blvd. Register for free online at www.rei.com/issaquah.
“Designing Your Outdoor Space for Everyday Living” is at 10 a.m. March 27 at Hayes Nursery, 12504 Issaquah-Hobart Road. Call 391-4166. Free.
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.
“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 www.kingcd.org.
“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.
The library is at 10 W. Sunset Way. Call 392-5430.
Book discussion group: “So Long, See You Tomorrow,” by William Maxwell, 6:30 p.m. March 24
Preschool story time, for ages 3-6 with an adult, 11 a.m. Mondays and 11:30 a.m. Tuesdays
Spanish story time, 7 p.m. Mondays
Toddler story times, ages 2-3 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
Friends of Issaquah Library Spring Book Sale: 10 a.m. – 5 p.m. April 10, 1-5 p.m. April 11 and a preview sale for members from 5:30-7 p.m. April 9
Super Smash Bros Brawl Tournament: Teens compete for GameStop gift cards, 3:30 p.m. April 15
David Helfand in concert — featuring original and traditional music on the Celtic harp, mandocello and guitar — 1 p.m. April 17
Animal Totems in Northwest Art, 7 p.m. April 20
Opera Preview: “Amelia,” 7 p.m. April 24
Manga Club, for teens, 3 p.m. April 26
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.
Teen Art: “Play With Clay”, ages 11-18, 2:30-3:30 p.m. April 5, community center, free
The Musik Nest presents “ABC Music & Me,” for ages 2-4, 10-10:30 a.m. or 10:45-11:15 a.m. Fridays, April 9 – May 7 at the community center, $65 for five classes.
Super Sitters, for ages 11-16, 9 a.m. – 2 p.m. April 10, Memorial Park Center, $40, call 837-3300
Peewee Soccer & T-ball, for ages 4-5, 5-5:45 p.m. Mondays, April 5 – May 24, community center, $46 for eight classes includes T-shirt
Peewee Basketball & Soccer, for ages 4-5, 5:10-5:55 p.m. Tuesdays April 6 – May 25, $46 for eight classes
Little Sluggers, ages 5-6, 3:10-3:55 p.m. Wednesdays, April 7 – May 26, $46 for eight classes
Sneakers & Socks Soccer, ages 6-8, 4:10-5 p.m. Tuesdays, April 6 – May 25, $46 for eight classes
Kinder Kickers, ages 4-5, 3:10-3:55 p.m. Tuesdays, April 6 – May 25, $46 for eight classes
Peewee Basketball & T-ball, ages 4-5, Wednesdays, April 7 – May 26, $46 for eight classes
Little Dribblers Basketball, ages 4-5, Thursdays, April 8 – June 3, $46 for eight classes
Hoopsters, ages 6-8, Thursdays, April 8 – June 3, $46 for eight classes
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
The following day trips are offered through March:
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