Community Calendar

March 13, 2012

By Staff

The Grange Supply’s 2012 Chick Days is March 16–18. To kick off Chick Days, The Grange Supply hosts a Chick Seminar at 10 a.m. and 1:30 p.m. March 17 about raising chickens. Reserve a spot for the seminar by RSVPing at, calling 392-6469 or going to the store at 145 N.E. Gilman Blvd.


Habitat for Humanity of East King County is recruiting table captains for its ninth annual Growing with Habitat Breakfast on April 18 at the Meydenbauer Center in Bellevue. Habitat EKC will provide all the tools necessary to become a successful table captain. Table captains simply need to invite nine friends or colleagues to join them for the breakfast. Learn more by contacting Gena Guillen at or 869-6007.

LearningRx hosts an Education Expo, featuring information for parents with children from newborns to teens, from 4-9 p.m. March 15 at Skyline High School, 1122 228th Ave. S.E., Sammamish.The Vasa Park Craft and Garden show is from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. March 15-16 and from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. March 17 at 3560 W. Lake Sammamish Parkway S.E., Bellevue. Admission is free.

The Issaquah Alps Trails Club offers the following hikes through March. All hikes begin at the Issaquah Trails House at the corner of First and Bush streets. Go to

March 19 — Taylor Mountain, 9 a.m., 6 miles

March 20 — Cougar Mountain Loop, 9 a.m., 4.5 miles, slow pace

March 25 — Leader’s Choice, dogs welcome, 10 a.m., 3-5 miles

March 26 — Cougar Mountain, 9 a.m., up to 8 miles

A gala opening reception for “Harold and the Color Purple: An Intergenerational Exhibition of Creativity” is from 2-4 p.m. March 17 at University House Issaquah, 22975 S.E. Black Nugget Road. The exhibit, featuring art by area students and residents of University House, runs through Aug. 7 and is open to the public. RSVP to 557-4200 or


The Issaquah US Bank, 1295 Gilman Blvd., is hosting a Big Brothers Big Sisters clothing collection bin for anytime drop-offs and from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sundays, of the following items:

Men’s, women’s and children’s clothing




Small drapery


Reusable household items

Small appliances

All items collected directly benefit Big Brothers Big Sisters of Puget Sound and its youth mentoring programs.

Curves International 14th annual Food Drive runs through March. Each location, including Issaquah’s at 40 Front St. S., is seeking donations of bags of nonperishable food or cash to support area food banks. The Issaquah Curves will also waive the joining fee for new members who bring in a bag of nonperishable food or donate $30 to the Issaquah Food & Clothing Bank through March 25. Call 392-2330 or go to

Overlake Hospital Auxiliaries are hosting the 2012 Bandage Ball at 5:30 p.m. March 24 at the Hyatt Regency Bellevue. Proceeds will be used to build a new, state-of-the-art Neonatal Intensive Care Unit. Tickets are $250 per person and include dinner, dancing, entertainment and a live auction. Get tickets or volunteer by contacting Muffie Signalness at 688-5529 or Learn more at


Swing dancing with Eastside Swing Dance, for teens, 7-10 p.m. March 18, Sammamish Family YMCA gym, 4221 228th Ave. S.E., $5 or free for YMCA members,

The Lewis Creek Park Visitor Center offers the following Family Discovery Programs and Adult Enrichment Programs at 5808 Lakemont Blvd. S.E. Call 452-4195.

“Cougars & Bobcats,” for ages 12 and up, 1-2 p.m. March 24

Naturalists Book Club discusses “Encounters with the Archdruid,” by Jonn McPhee, for ages 15 and up, 6-8 p.m. March 25


The Mountains to Sound Greenway needs volunteers from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturdays through March at the following events. Sign up at or call 206-812-0122.

Tree planting at Three Forks Natural Area in Snoqualmie/North Bend — March 3

Squak Mountain Trail work in Issaquah — March 24 and 31

Tree potting at the native plant nursery in Issaquah — March

Friends of the Issaquah Library needs volunteers for its annual Spring Book Sale April 8-11. Sign up for one of the following times by calling 392-5430 or emailing Lesley Wilson at

4:30-8 p.m. April 8 — Setup and book sorting

11 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. April 9 — Book sorting

10 a.m. to 5 pm. April 10 — Sales help

1-5 p.m. April 11 — Sales help

5-6 p.m. April 11 — Cleanup


The Community Church of Issaquah and Issaquah Singers will host a hymn-sing, where the audience selects the songs to be sung from the hymnbook, at 2 p.m. March 18 at the Community Church of Issaquah, 205 Mountain Park Blvd. The love offering collected will be donated to the church to help offset the cost of the Issaquah Singers rehearsals held at the Community Church of Issaquah. Call 392-6447.

The Beit Tikvah Messianic Congregation hosts a Community Seder to celebrate Passover at 6:30 p.m. April 6. Reservations are $30 per person and must be made by March 28. Call 793-3000 or email


Women’s Handgun Safety, for ages 18 and up, 6-9 p.m. March 14-15, $60, 837-3250

“Introduction to Raising Chickens,” for all ages, 1 p.m. March 19, The Grange Supply, 145 Gilman Blvd., free, 270-6553

The Issaquah Citizen Corps Council offers the following free classes at the Issaquah REI Community Room, 735 Gilman Blvd. Register at

“Map Your Neighborhood,” 7-8:30 p.m. March 21

“Emergency Prep Basics,” 7-8:30 p.m. April 18

CERT Training, for ages 16 and up, 6:30-9:30 p.m. Wednesdays March 23 to May 4, final drill May 7, Issaquah Public Works Building 657 First Ave. N.E., $35,

Friends of Youth hosts Guiding Good Choices Program, for parents of 9- to 14-year-olds, from 6-8 p.m. Thursdays through March 22 and 6-8 p.m. March 27 at Beaver Lake Middle School, 25025 S.E. 32nd St. Youths attend the fifth session with their parents (includes a free pizza dinner). Workbooks are $30 (scholarships are available). Register at Contact Sara Hildebrand at or 888-4151, ext. 201.

“Joint Replacement: The Right Choice for You?” 6 p.m. Swedish/Issaquah, 2005 N.W. Sammamish Road, free

Weight Loss Surgery Seminar, 7 p.m. March 29, Swedish/Lakeside Clinic, 6520 226th Place S.E., free

ArtEAST offers the following workshops at its Art Center, 95 Front St. N., unless otherwise noted. Go to or call 996-8553.

“Practice, Practice, Practice” — 9:30-11:30 a.m. Tuesdays through April 3, $15 per session

“Pondering Pub” — 6-9 p.m. March 15, $10 donation

“Art for the Soul” — 9:30 a.m. to noon, March 16 & 30, $18 each

“Glass Fusing Open Studio” — 10 a.m. to 1 p.m., 1-4 p.m., 4-7 p.m. March 16, $35 plus materials fee $30-$50

“Ceramic Garden Beads” — 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. March 17 and 24, $90

“Creative Portraiture” — 1-4 p.m. March 18 and 25, $75 for members, $95 for non members

“Mud Pies: Clay Play for Parents and Children” — 2-4 p.m. March 21, ages 6 and older must be accompanied by an adult, $10 per participant

“Byzantine Bracelet” — 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. March 23, $100

“Mixed Media Collage” — 2-5 p.m. March 24, $55

Issaquah Library

The following events take place at the Issaquah Library, 10 W. Sunset Way. Call 392-5430.

AARP Tax Aide, for adults, 1 p.m. Fridays

“One-on-One Computer Assistance,” for adults, 2 and 3 p.m. March 24

Teen Book Group, 3:30 p.m. March 15

“15 Questions to Ask Before You Hire a Contractor,” for adults, 1 p.m. March 17

“Exploring the Federal Census and Using City Directories,” for adults, 2 p.m. March 18

“Planning for Long Term Care,” for adults, 7:30-8:30 p.m. March 19

“American Operatic Greats,” for adults, Part 2: Marilyn Horne, 7 p.m. March 20

“Paul Gauguin and the Search for Paradise,” for adults, 7 p.m. March 21

“eBooks 101: eReaders and Digital Downloads,” for ages 13 and up, 10 a.m. March 24

“American Operatic Greats,” for adults, Part 3: Leontyne Price, 7 p.m. March 27

“Hunger Games” party, for ages 11 and older, is from 5-6 p.m. March 28. The party features survival skills challenges, Trivia Cornucopia Challenge and a giveaway of Tribute Backpacks filled with surprises.

“Hunger Games” book discussion, for teens and adults, 6:30 p.m. March 28

Great Operatic Duets Part II: “Love Duets,” for teens and adults, 7 p.m. March 30

Sammamish Library

The following events take place at the Sammamish Library, 825 228th Ave. S.E.

“Get Loose With Seuss,” for children and families, 1 p.m. March 16

“Online Marketing: Advanced,” for adults, 7 p.m. March 17, free

Teen Writers’ Group, for teens, 3:30 p.m. March 20

Sammamish Book Group, for adults, discusses “Year of Wonders: A Novel of the Plague,” by Geraldine Brooks, 7 p.m. March 21

The Macro Asset Perspective: A Wealth Accumulation Seminar, for adults, 7 p.m. March 21

“Feng Shui Tips for a Harmonious Home and Life,” for adults, 7 p.m. March 22

Musik Nest, for children and families, 10:30 a.m. March 24

“The Civil Way in Washington Territory,” for adults and teens, 7 p.m. March 28

“Eliminate Chaos: The 10-step Process to Organize Your Home & Life,” for adults and teens, 7 p.m. March 29

“Norman Rockwell and the American Dream,” for adults and families, 7 p.m. March 30

Front Porch Theatre: Arthur Miller’s “All My Sons,” for adults and teens, 7 p.m. April 7


Issaquah Valley Senior Center is open from 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday to Friday at 75 N.E. Creek Way. The following activities are open to people 55 and older. Call 392-2381.

Pre-wishes with Flintoft’s, 10:45 a.m. first Tuesday

Lunch & Learn: “Crime and Fraud Prevention,” noon March 15

Luck O’ the Irish Swing Dance Party, 4-6 p.m. March 16, $5 donation at the door

Brown Tag Estate Sales returns to the center from 11 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. March 27. Appraisals are $3 per item, with a three-item limit.

Annual board of directors 2012 elections is March 30.

The following day trips are offered through March:

Argosy Cruise: The Gothard Sisters St. Patrick’s Day — 10:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. March 15, $55/$57

Angel of the Winds Casino — 9:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. March 21, $10/$12

Ladies’ Lunch: Chandler’s Crabhouse on South Lake Union — 11:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. March 26, $9/$11

Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation Tour — 9:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. March 28, $9/$11

Haircuts, by Luba Malayeva, of Markiel’s Hair Co., Mondays, $15

Income tax preparation 1-5:30 p.m. Fridays beginning Feb. 3, walk-ins only

Nurse’s Clinic, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. first and third Tuesday

Free transportation for grocery shopping, 1 p.m. Fridays

Weekly yoga classes — 1:30-2:30 p.m. Thursdays, $5

Activity Night — 6-9 p.m. Wednesdays

Art workshops — 1:30-3:30 p.m. Fridays

Board games — 2 p.m. Wednesdays

Books & More — 10:30-11:30 a.m. second and fourth Wednesdays

Broadway Show Tunes Sing Along — 2 p.m. Thursdays

English as a Second Language, intermediate level, 10 a.m. to noon, Mondays

Intermediate SAIL, 9:30-10:30 a.m. Wednesdays and Fridays, $35 for 10 classes

Beginning SAIL, 11 a.m. to noon, Wednesdays and Fridays, $35 for 10 classes

Party bridge — 10:55 a.m. to 3 p.m. Mondays and Wednesdays

Duplicate bridge — 1 p.m. third Tuesday

Cards — 8:30 a.m. Thursdays

Food bank deliveries — 1-2:30 p.m. Thursdays

Happy Hookers — 11 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Thursdays

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

Line dancing — 10-11 a.m. Thursdays, $5 per class

Mahjong — 9 a.m. to noon, Tuesdays

Ping-Pong — 1-4 p.m. Fridays and 6-9 p.m. Wednesdays

Pinochle — 1 p.m. Tuesdays and Fridays

Tai chi — 9-10 a.m. Mondays

Veterans services, 8:30 a.m. to noon Tuesdays

Welcome coffee — 10:30 a.m. second Thursday

Wii Bowling, 6-9 p.m. Wednesdays

Writers call — 10:30-11:30 a.m. first and third Wednesday

Yoga, 1:30-2:30 p.m. Thursdays, $5 per class

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