Community Calendar

June 12, 2012

By Staff

Sidewalk surfin’

Teen Fest Skate Competition, for students only, is

June 15. Skating is from 3:30-7 p.m. and live music is  from 7-9 p.m. at the Sammamish Commons, 801 228th Ave. S.E., Sammamish. Tickets are $5. Go to to learn more.



Overlake Medical Clinic offers whooping cough vaccinations through June at its Issaquah clinic, from 8 a.m. to   5 p.m. at 450 N.W. Gilman Blvd., Suite 201. Each vaccination is $44. Appointments are recommended. Call 391-0705.

The Lake Sammamish Elks Club hosts a fundraising dinner for the Elks Therapy Program and birthday celebration for Dalean Pack, who graduated from the program as a child, at 6 p.m. June 14 at 765 Rainier Blvd. N. Dinner, which includes smoked ribs and birthday cake, is $10 per person. RSVP to

The Issaquah Farmers Market, 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. June 16, Pickering Barn, 1730 10th Ave. N.W. This week’s lineup includes:

-Seattle Tilth Hotline Booth, outdoor market

-Skyline High School Acoustic Duo, 10-11 a.m., courtyard

-Buck & Elizabeth (family ventriloquist and music show), 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., courtyard

Learn more at or call 837-3311.

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 Lewis Creek Park Visitor Center, 5808 Lakemont Blvd. S.E., offers the following events through June:

-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

Learn more by calling 452-4195 or go to

The Issaquah Alps Trails Club offers the following free hikes (meet at the Alps Trails Center, 110 S.E. Bush St.):

-June 14 — 11:30 a.m., leader’s choice, dogs welcome, 2-4 miles

-June 16 — 9 a.m., Tiger Mountain Loop, 8 miles

-June 16 — 1 p.m., Tiger Mountain Tradition Loop, 5 miles

-June 24 — 9:30 a.m., Cougar Mountain, 3.5 miles

-June 29 — 10 a.m. leader’s choice, dogs welcome, 3-5 miles

Learn more at

Downtown History Hike, for all ages, 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. June 16, meet at the Issaquah Train Depot, 150 First Ave. N.E., $3 to $5 suggested donation, 392-3500 or

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. Learn more or purchase tickets by calling 392-3598 or 392-4016.

Cougar Mountain Hike — 9:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. June 17, meet at the Alps Trails Center, 110 S.E. Bush St., $5 per person or $20 per family plus $10 Discovery Pass daily parking fee,

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 second annual Nostalgia Swap Meet & Car Show is June 24 at Triple XXX Rootbeer Drive-In, 98 N.E. Gilman Blvd. Car registration begins at 8 a.m. and trophies are presented at 2 p.m. Have your photo taken with Tow Mater from the movie “Cars” for $10, with a portion of the proceeds going to Make A Wish Foundation. Call 381-3500.

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.



Sleep Country USA’s New Clothing Drive for Foster Kids runs through July 22. Drop off donations of clothes in all sizes, including packaged undergarments and socks, at a store near you. The Issaquah Sleep Country, at 730 N.W. Gilman Blvd., is open Monday through Friday from 10 a.m. to 9 p.m., Saturday from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. and Sunday from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. Learn more at or call 1-888-88-SLEEP toll free.

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

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 “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 Food & Clothing Bank needs volunteers, ages 16 and up, once a week from 9:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. working with clients, sorting and organizing donations, picking up goods from our partners, greeting and more. Call Kim at 392-4123. Learn more at

Downtown Issaquah          Association needs volunteers for Fenders on Front Street car show June 17 in the following positions:

-Set up — 6:30-8:30 a.m.

-Information booth — one and a half hour slots from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m.

-Two paid positions directing traffic — 6 a.m. to 2 p.m., $15 an hour

Contact Karen Donovan at or 391-1112.

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.

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



Five Day Club summer afternoon camp, for ages 5-12, 2-3:30 p.m. June 25-29, Foothills Baptist Church, 10120 Issaquah-Hobart Road S.E., free, or 392-5925


“Headache and Migraine Management” — 6 p.m. June 18, Swedish/Issaquah, free

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

-Live Model Open Studio Figure Drawing — 7-9 p.m. June 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

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


Issaquah Library

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

“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

Play & Learn Chinese, for ages newborn to 5, 10:30 a.m. Fridays

Talk Time: An English Conversation Class,” for adults, 6:30 p.m. Tuesdays

Lunch Bunch Story Times, for ages 3-6 with an adult, noon Tuesdays

Toddler Story Time, for ages 24-36 months, 10 a.m. Tuesdays and 11 a.m. Wednesdays

Waddler Story Times, for ages 12 to 24 months with an adult, 10 and 11 a.m. Thursdays

Preschool Story Times, for ages 3-6 with an adult, 11 a.m. Mondays and Tuesdays

Spanish Story Times, for all young children with an adult, 6 p.m. Mondays

Study Zone SAT Review, for teens, 2 p.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays

Study Zone, for teens to get free homework help, call 392-5430 for days and times

FreePlay, all ages: Borrow (with library card and ID) a Nintendo DS and game to play at the library.

Citizenship classes, adults, 3:30 p.m. Wednesdays


Sammamish Library

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

Punch and Judy Puppet Show, for ages 4 and older, 11 a.m. June 16

“Music for Cancer Symptom Control,” for adults, 7 p.m. June 18

Teen Writers Group, 3:30 p.m. June 19

Sammamish Book Group, for adults, discusses “The Friendship Doll,” by Kirby Larson, 7 p.m. June 20

“Half of Americans Will Need Long Term Care,” for adults, 10 a.m. June 23

“Drop in to Learn About eBooks,” for adults, 1 p.m. June 23

“Container Veggie Gardening,” for adults, 7 p.m. June 27

Mother-Daughter Book Club, for mothers and their daughters ages 10-13, discusses “The Girl Who Could Fly,” by Victoria Forester, at 11 a.m. June 30

“Where the Wild Things Are Theatre Workshop,” for ages 3 and older, 1 and 2:30 p.m. June 30



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.

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:

– 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

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