Community Calendar

June 5, 2012

By Staff

Elks host burger feast

Five Guys Burgers is donating more than 50 servings of burgers, fries and peanuts for a special dinner at 6 p.m. June 7 at Lake Sammamish Elks Lodge, 765 Rainier Blvd. N. Dinner is $10 with all proceeds going toward the Elks’ charitable programs, including children’s therapy, scholarships, veterans programs, Compassion House and Special Olympics. There will be live music and the public is invited. Learn more or make reservations by calling 392-1400.


Vendors are being accepted for Eastside Market & Mingle, a small/home-based business marketplace, that will be held monthly from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. starting June 9 at The Hilton Garden Inn, 1800 N.W. Gilman Blvd. To learn more, contact Marlena at 279-3906 or

The Issaquah Farmers Market, 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. June 9, Pickering Barn, 1730 10th Ave. N.W. This week’s lineup includes:

  • ArtEAST’s “The Rookery Project” art exhibit, grass pasture
  • Family Story Time: Barefoot Books, 10:30 and 11:30 a.m. and 12:30 p.m., barn lobby
  • Buck & Elizabeth family ventriloquist and music show, 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., courtyard

Learn more at or 837-3311.

Sammamish/Issaquah House Group welcomes you to a meeting from 4-4 p.m. June 10 at the Sammamish Library. Candidate for U.S. Congress in the 8th District, Karen Porterfield, will present and answer questions. A representative from Organizing For America will give an update on participate in working for the November election.

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

  • “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: 1-2 p.m. June 16

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 — featuring more than 30 vendors, a beer garden, live music by Pickled Okra, free food, an advocacy issue summit and a volunteer appreciation ceremony, is from 6-9 p.m. June 8. See a full schedule at

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

The Lewis Creek Park Visitor Center, 5808 Lakemont Blvd. S.E., offers the following events through June (Learn more by calling 452-4195 or go to

  • Family Discovery Series: Pond Dip, for ages 6 and older, 1-2 p.m. June 8
  • Family Discovery Series: Intro to Birding For kids, for ages 6 and older, 1-2 p.m. June 9
  • Lewis Creek Film Series: Insects, for ages 12 and older, 2-3 p.m. June 10
  • Family Discovery Series: Green Hour, for ages 5 and older, 1-2 p.m. June 15
  • Ecosystem ecology hike of Coal Creek Park — 10 a.m. to noon June 16. Meet at the Redtown Trailhead on Lakemont Boulevard Southeast.
  • Know Your Yard Series: Your Water, for ages 12 and older, 1-2:30 p.m. June 17
  • Adult Enrichment Series: Deer, for ages 12 and older, 1-2 p.m. June 23
  • Introduction to Nature Photography, for ages 14 and older, 1-2:30 p.m. June 24
  • Naturalist Book Club, for ages 15 and older, discusses “Rewilding North America,” by Dave Foreman, from 3-5 p.m. June 24
  • Adult Enrichment Series: Wolves in Washington, for ages 12 and older, 1-2 p.m. June 30

The Issaquah Garden Club presents the free show “Summer on the Move,” from 1-5 p.m. June 13 at the Issaquah Library, displaying many horticulture and contemporary floral designs.

The Kiwanis Club of Issaquah 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. He will sign copies of his book at a meet and greet for first class ticket holders. Tickets are $55 for first class, $40 for second class and $25 for steerage. Proceeds go back into the community to help organizations sponsored by Kiwanis. 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. Lance Lambert will emcee the event. Learn more at

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.

The American Cancer Society’s Bark For Life, a canine event to help raise funds to fight canine cancer, is from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. June 30 at Bark Park in the Issaquah Highlands.



Stand Up to Cancer and The Safeway Foundation public service campaign runs through June. Customers can purchase a limited edition, reusable shopping bag, embossed with the words, “It starts with a wish; it can end with a cure.” Proceeds will go to prostate cancer research. Customers can also make a separate donation at the checkout stand. The local Safeways are located at:

  • Issaquah — 735 N.W. Gilman Blvd., 392-0410
  • Sammamish — 630 228th Ave., N.E., 868-4000

Bartell Drugs, partnering with Food Lifeline, presents Bartell’s Community Food Drive through June 10 to help replenish local food banks. The Issaquah Bartell store is at 5700 E. Lake Sammamish Parkway S.E. Call 391-1765.

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

The 2012 sixth annual Jim Mora Celebrity Golf Classic, to raise funds for children at risk and in need, is June 25 at The Golf Club at Newcastle, 15500 Six Penny Lane, Newcastle. Get sponsorship and participation availability by contacting Executive Director Casey Kennedy at or 206-396-4441.



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



The Issaquah History Museums needs volunteer docents greeting the public at the restored Train Depot or at the old Town Hall and adjacent jail (or both). Help is also needed with mailings and scanning photos. Contact Karen at or phone 392-3500.

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

Seattle Tilth needs volunteers from 6-7 p.m. June 19 and July 17, Pickering Barn, 1730 10th Ave. N.W. Go to



Registration is open for the Sammamish Plateau Community Bible Study, a nondenominational program for women and children, from 9:45-11:45 a.m. Wednesdays starting Sept 12 at Faith United Methodist Church. Sign up by emailing


ArtEAST offers the following workshops at its Art Center, 95 Front St. N., unless otherwise noted. Go to 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
  • “Farewell, Inner Critic! Welcome, Artist Within!” — 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. June 23 and 24, $75
  • “Introduction to Silver Fusing” — 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. June 7, $85
  • Artist Field Day — 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. June 7, $20
  • Live Model Open Studio Figure Drawing — 7-9 p.m. June 12 and 26, $20 per class
  • “Summer Solstice Intention Dolls” — 6-9:30 p.m. June 14, $36
  • “Pondering Pub” — 6-9 p.m. June 21, $10 donation
  • “Expressive Figure Drawing: Topics” — 6:30-9:30 p.m. June 20, $56; “Reprise” — 6:30-9:30 p.m. June 27, $46
  • “Clay Play for Adults” — 6:30-9:30 p.m. June 22, $45
  • “Collage in a Day” — 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. June 24, $75
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