May 29, 2012
The 33rd Annual Community Awards is at 6 p.m. May 31 at the Hilton Garden Inn, 1800 N.W. Gilman Blvd.
The Baha’is of Issaquah will screen two TED talks at 7:30 p.m. May 31 at the King County Library Service Center, 960 Newport Way N.W.
- “Unlock the Intelligence, Passion, Greatness of Girls,” by Nobel Laureate Leymah Gbowee
- “Our Century’s Greatest Injustice,” by Sheryl WuDunn, about astonishing statistics and examples from around the world, and a call to action
The Issaquah Farmers Market, 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. June 2, Pickering Barn, 1730 10th Ave. N.W. This week’s lineup includes:
- Children’s Pony Rides in outdoor market
- Family Story Time by Barefoot Books, 10:30 a.m., 11:30 a.m. and 12:30 p.m. in the barn lobby
- The Creekside Elementary School Marimba Band, 11 a.m. to noon, courtyard
- The Rovin’ Fiddlers, 12:30-1:30 p.m., courtyard
Learn more at www.issaquahfarmersmarket.org or call 837-3311.
Seattle Tilth sponsors the following activities throughout the summer at Pickering Barn, 1730 10th Ave. N.W. Unless otherwise noted, classes are $36 for nonmembers, $54 household price for two adults. Learn more at http://seattletilth.org/about/issaquahgardenprogram.
- “Go Vertical,” 1-3 p.m. June 3; learn to grow vegetable gardens vertically, $25 for Seattle Tilth members
- “Wildlife Gardens,” 1-3 p.m. June 28; protect your garden from unwanted wildlife
- “Chef in the Garden Class,” 6:30-8:30 p.m. Aug. 8, free
- “Edibles in the Garden,” 1-3 p.m. Aug. 25
ArtEAST art exhibition “Creature Comforts: Celebrating the Heartfelt Connection Between Person & Pet,” runs through July 14 at its art center, 95 Front St. N. ArtEast also features the following themed events:
- Canine Figure Drawing Demonstration: 5-7 p.m. June 14
- Pup Walk: 2:30-4 p.m. June 16
- Reading With Rover: 6:30-7:30 p.m. May 31 and 1-2 p.m. June 16
The Friends of the Sammamish Library’s annual book sale is from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. June 2
The Evergreen Mountain Bike Festival is June 8-10 at King County’s Duthie Hill Mountain Bike Park, 27101 S.E. Duthie Hill Road, Sammamish. The three-day festival features more than 30 vendors, a beer garden, live music by Pickled Okra and free food. An advocacy issue summit and a volunteer appreciation ceremony is from 6-9 p.m. June 8. See a full schedule at www.evergreenmtb- festival.com.
The Mountains to Sound Greenway hosts a guided nature walk in the Tiger Mountain State Forest from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. June 9. The walk is 1.5 miles and is suitable for children of all ages. Cost is $5 per person and $20 per family. Register at http://mtsgreenway.org/events-calendar.
The Kiwanis Club of Issa-quah hosts renowned historian Don Lynch, consultant on the movies “Titanic” and “Ghosts of the Abyss,” for an evening of Titanic history June 16 at First Stage Theatre, 120 Front St. N. Learn more or purchase tickets by calling 392-3598 or 392-4016.
The seventh annual Fenders on Front Street Car Show, presented by the Downtown Issaquah Association, is from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. June 17. Up to 4,000 people are expected to view hundreds of vintage and classic cars. There will be live music, family activities and trophies awarded. The event will be emceed by Lance Lambert. Learn more at www.fendersonfrontstreet.com.
James Bradley, author of “A Man’s Point of View,” will appear for a book signing from 3-6 p.m. June 16 at Vino Bella, 99 Front St. N.W.
Bartell Drugs, partnering with Food Lifeline, presents Bartell’s Community Food Drive through June 10 to help replenish local food banks. All 58 Bartell Drugs locations in King, Snohomish and Pierce counties will be accepting nonperishable food and other suggested donation items. The Issaquah Bartell store is at 5700 E. Lake Sammamish Parkway S.E. Call 391-1765.
Kate McCullough, of Sammamish, is participating in the Out of Darkness Overnight 18-mile walk for suicide prevention fundraiser June 9-10 in San Francisco. Support McCullough at http://theovernight.donordrive.com/Participant/SeaAngels.
The Clare Beckett Guild’s annual auction is at 6 p.m. June 19 at the Flat Iron Grill in Issaquah to support Seattle Children’s Uncompensated Care Fund. The $50 ticket includes two drinks and heavy gourmet appetizers, games, a raffle and special auction items. Purchase tickets at http://clarebeckettguild.org.
The Issaquah Parks & Recreation Department and Issaquah Arts Commission offers the free teen art class “Tie Dye” from 3:15-4:15 p.m. June 5 at the Youth Center.
Seattle Tilth offers the children’s garden programs “Family Days in the Garden” from 10 a.m. to noon June 16 at Pickering Barn, 1730 10th Ave. N.W., free. Go to http://seattletilth.onenw.org/learn/kids/familydays.
Districtwide middle school dance, for ages 11-14, 7-10 p.m. June 1, community center, 301 Rainier Blvd. S., $5 with photo ID, 837-3310
The Downtown Issaquah Association needs volunteers for its June 1 ArtWalk during the following shifts:
- Set up — 4-5 p.m.
- Information booth — 4-6 p.m. or 6-8 p.m.
- Tear down — 8-9 p.m.
If interested, contact Karen Donovan at firstname.lastname@example.org or 391-1112.
Eastside Friends of Seniors needs volunteers to drive seniors to doctor appointments or to the grocery store and help with their household chores while being a friendly visitor. Learn more at info@EastsideFriendsOfSeniors.org or call 369-9120.
Parent volunteers are needed for the next all-district middle school dance from 7-10 p.m. June 1 at the community center, 301 Rainier Blvd. S. Call 837-3317.
The Issaquah Farmers Market needs volunteers for a variety of tasks from 6:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. throughout the season. Learn more by calling 837-3311 or emailing email@example.com.
Seattle Tilth needs volunteers from 6-7 p.m. June 19 and July 17, Pickering Barn, 1730 10th Ave. N.W. Go to http://seattletilth.onenw.org/get-involved/volunteer/volunteer-orientations.
Ives Prophete, a native of Haiti, will speak at 10:30 a.m. June 3 at Issaquah Christian Church, 10328 Issaquah-Hobart Road S.E. Call 392-5848.
Encompass presents the following Parenting Counts! classes through June 4 from 6-8 p.m. at Swedish/Issaquah, 751 N.E. Blakely Drive. Register at www.encompassnw.org.
- June 4 — “Language for a Lifetime: How Children Communicate”
“From Backyards to Mountain Tops: Coexisting with Carnivores in Washington,” presented by Dr. Brian Kertson, of the Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife, is at 6 p.m. June 6. The free event is for all ages.
ArtEAST offers the following workshops at its Art Center, 95 Front St. N., unless otherwise noted. Go to www.arteast.org or call 996-8553.
- Monthly Figure Drawing Open Studio: “Painters’ Night,” Tuesdays 6:30-9:30 p.m. June 19, July 17, Aug. 14, $78
- “Topics in Expressive Figure Drawing and Reprise”: topics, Wednesdays, 6:30-9:30 p.m.; reprise, Wednesdays 6:30-9:30 p.m. May 30, $56 each
- -“Clay Play for Adults,” Fridays 6:30-9:30 p.m. May 25, $45
Women’s Self Defense Workshop, for ages 10 and up, 6:30-8:30 p.m. June 18, community center, 301 Rainier Blvd. S., $35
The following events take place at the Issaquah Library, 10 W. Sunset Way. Call 392-5430.
- Book Group, for adults, discusses “Please Look After Mom,” by Kyong-Sook Shin, 6:30 p.m. May 30
- “Ten Things to Know When Designing a Bathroom,” for adults, 7 p.m. May 31
- Meet Sudhir Diddee, author of “Priceless Computer Tips at Your Fingertips,” 10 a.m. June 9
- “Celebrate Your Story,” for adults, 2 p.m. June 9
- “Mid-Life Career Changing in the New Economy,” for adults, 7 p.m. June 12
- Issaquah Garden Club presents “Summer on the Move,” 1-5 p.m. June 13
- “Conducting Effective Interview Conversations in the New Economy,” for adults, 7 p.m. June 19
- “Introduction to Ancestry: A Class for Beginning Genealogists,” for adults, 2 p.m. June 24
- Scared Silly Storytelling, for ages 3 and up, 1 and 2 p.m. June 25
- “Half of Americans Will Need Long Term Care,” for adults, 7 p.m. June 26
- “Tales of a Celtic Sky Storytelling and Art,” for ages 3 and up, 7 p.m. June 28
Issaquah Valley Senior Center is open from 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday to Friday at 75 N.E. Creek Way. Activities are open to people 55 and older. Call 392-2381.
Fathers Day Dance, featuring music by The Rovin’ Fiddlers and food by University House, 4-6 p.m. June 15
The following day trips are offered through June:
- Ladies Breakfast: Fall City Roadhouse, 9:45 a.m. to noon June 4, $7 for members/$9 for nonmembers
- Kirkland Farmers Market, 1:45-4 p.m. June 6, $7/$9
- Skagit Valley Casino, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. June 11, $12/$14
- Bloedel Reserve, 8:15 a.m. to 5 p.m. June 13, $24/$26
- Klondike & Seattle Police Museums, 10:15 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. June 20, $13/$15
- King Tutankhamun Exhibit, 9:15 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. $32/$34
- Soos Creek Botanical Garden, 10 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. June 27, $10/$12
- Seattle Mariners vs Tampa Bay Rays, 11:30 a.m. to after the game, $48/$50