Community Calendar

March 23, 2010

By Staff


Scrambling for eggs The Sammamish Family YMCA Eggstravaganza is from 10 a.m. - 1 p.m. April 3. There will be carnival games, face painting, inflatable obstacle courses and an appearance by the Easter Bunny. The YMCA is located at 4221 228th Ave. S.E. Call 391-4840. Contributed

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

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

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 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

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. 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

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

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

“Introduction to Triathlons,” is at 7 p.m. March 24 at the Issaquah REI 735 N.W. Gilman Blvd. Register for free online at

“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

“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.


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

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

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

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