Community Calendar

March 30, 2010

By Staff

Events

Diving for eggs 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. File

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.

The Issaquah Highlands Easter egg hunt, Highlands 4 Haiti, is at 10 a.m. – noon a.m. April 3 at Grand Ridge Elementary School, 1739 N.E. Park Drive. Proceeds from the event will go to World Vision, a nonprofit relief organization based in Federal Way that’s helping children in the aftermath of the Haiti earthquake. Wristbands are $5 before the event at Blakely Hall, 2550 N.E. Park Drive or at the gate the day of the event.

The Sammamish Family YMCA Eggstravaganza is from 10 a.m. – 1 p.m. at the YMCA, 4221 228th Ave. S.E. Call 391-4840.

The 19th Annual Gilman Village Easter Festival & Egg Hunt is at 10 a.m. April 3 at 317 N.W. Gilman Blvd. There will also be music, balloons, face painting and photos with the Easter Bunny. Call 392-6802.

A family Easter egg hunt is from 9 a.m. and 11 a.m. April 4 at St. Michaels and all Angels Episcopal Church, 325 S.E. Darst St. Go to http://www.stmichaels-issaquah.org/index.html.

Celebrate Easter with Icon Covenant Church at 10:30 a.m. April 4 at Clark Elementary School, 500 Second Ave. S.E. Come on in and enjoy a complimentary breakfast, some great music and a message of hope. Sunday school and childcare are provided.

“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 Issaquah History Museums hosts two workshops April 24 to help reveal and preserve personal histories. Attend both workshops for $15 ($12 for members of the Issaquah History Museums), or one for $10 each ($7.50 each for members) at the Depot Museum. Call 392-3500 or e-mail info@issaquahhistory.org for registration information; registration forms can also be downloaded on www.issaquahhistory.org/events/ preserving_your_past.htm.

“Writing Your Memories” — 10 a.m. – noon

“Preserving Photos and Heirlooms” — 1 – 3 p.m.

Fundraisers

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.

Seattle-based nonprofit Rwanda Partners Harvest Of Hope Dinner Auction is April 17, at Pickering Barn. Proceeds will benefit the poverty-reduction and reconciliation work of Rwanda partners in Rwanda. Doors open at 6 p.m. For more information and to register, go to www.rwandapartnership.org, call 206-838-8698 or e-mail events@rwandapartners.org.

Religious/spiritual

“Realizing Your Potential” free talk: 7:30 p.m. April 9 at the Community Church of Issaquah, 205 Mountain Park Blvd. S.W. The speaker, Evan Mehlenbacher, gives talks internationally on the healing power of prayer. Sponsored by First Church of Christ, Scientist, Issaquah. Call 392-8140.

“Living in Abundance” free talk: April 10 at Tibbett’s Creek Manor, 750 17th Ave. N.W. The speaker, Evan Mehlenbacher, gives talks internationally on the healing power of prayer. Sponsored by First Church of Christ, Scientist, Issaquah. Call 392-8140.

Classes

Bellevue Sail & Power Squadron is teaching a one-day Basic Boating Class, for ages 12-30, from 9 a.m. – 5 p.m. April 17 at Bellevue Golf Club conference room, 5500 140th Ave. N.E., Bellevue. A boxed lunch will be provided for each participant. Class fee is $40. Sign up online at www.bellevuepowersquadron.org/education.

“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.

“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

“Getting the Most From Small Spaces” — noon – 1:30 p.m. April 17

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

“Passionate Color and Design” — 7-9 p.m. April 12, $25

“Introduction to Glass Fusing” — 6:30-9 p.m. April 7, $35 for class, $35 for materials

“Mixed Media Collage” — 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. April 3, $40

“Sculpting Polymer Clay Faces (beginning and advanced) — 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. April 11

“Beginning Acrylic Painting” — 4-6 p.m. April 12 – May 24, $150

“Painting for the Fun of it! With Ricco” — 6:30- 9 p.m. April 21, $40

“Down and Dirty! One day basics of landscape painting” — 9:30 a.m. – 5 p.m. April 17, $80

“Landscape Painting in the Skagit Valley Tulip Fields” — meet at UP Front [art] at 7:30 a.m. April 19, $80

“Paint Your Wine and Drink it Too!” — 5-9 p.m. April 24, $75

“Bookmaking and Bookbinding: Session I Accordion Fold Book” — 1-4 p.m. April 10, $70/$190 for all three sessions

“Bookmaking and Bookbinding: Session II Japanese Stab Bound Book” — noon – 3 p.m. April 24, $70/$190 for all three sessions

“Bookmaking and Bookbinding: Session III Accordion Fold Book” — 6-9 p.m. April 30, $70/$190 for all three sessions

“Papermaking” — 10 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. April 12 and 19, $50 per class or $90 for both

“How to Make Decorative Paper” — 10 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. April 26, $35

“How to Get Timeless Snapshots of Your Children” — 10 a.m. – noon April 13, $45

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.

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

AAA Travel and Avanti Destinations present a free presentation on Latin American destinations, including Costa Rica and Belize, at 5:30 p.m. April 13 at the AAA Issaquah office, 405 N.W. Gilman Blvd., Suite No. 102. R.S.V.P. by calling 557-0222.

“Pizza & Picasso Night: Jasper Johns” is from 6:30-9 p.m. April 16 at Museo Art Academy, 195 Front St. N. Cost is $38. Call 516-8898 or go to www.museoart.com.

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.

Talk Time, 6:30 p.m. Thursdays and 1 p.m. Mondays

Citizen classes, 3:30 p.m. Wednesdays

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

Issaquah Library Book Discussion Group: “Hotel on the Corner of Bitter and Sweet,” by Jamie Ford, 6:30 p.m. April 28

Youth

Registration is now taking place at the Issaquah Community Center for Mighty Mites, Kindercamp and Camp ‘Quah Day summer day camps for ages 4-10. For detailed information, go to www.ci.issaquah.wa.us/parks and view the Spring Recreation Guide, or call 837-3300.

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.

The center will be closed April 2.

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

“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:

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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