Community Calendar

June 19, 2012

By Staff

Do-good project planned

A build-a-bench-a-thon is from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. June 26 at the Tavon Center, 24017 S.E. Black Nugget Road, Issaquah. The program involves Issaquah’s Pomegranate Center and the Tavon Center, an adult day center for people with special needs, and Groupon Grassroots with Foster the Future, an effort to inspire community and volunteering across North America in conjunction with rock group Foster the People’s tour dates. Get involved or donate funds to the project via through June 24. Or register to volunteer at


Overlake Medical Clinic offers whooping cough vaccination 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.

Swedish/Issaquah hosts a blood drive from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. June 26 in the Knowledge and Leadership rooms in the second floor of the conference center, 751 N.E. Blakely Drive. Make an appointment online at

The Issaquah Farmers Market, 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. June 23, Pickering Barn, 1730 10th Ave. N.W. Learn more at or call 837-3311. This week’s lineup includes:

  • Boy Scouts of America Scouting Expo, grass pasture
  • Children’s pony rides, outdoor market
  • Family reptile show by The Reptile Man, 10:30 a.m. to noon, courtyard
  • Musical entertainment by bands from the Kaleidoscope School of Music, 12:30-2 p.m., courtyard

An Issaquah Street Scramble is at 11:59 a.m. June 24 starting at the Issaquah Salmon Hatchery Watershed Science Center, 125 W. Sunset Way. Visit various checkpoints, answer questions and earn points. Teams with the most points win prizes. General registration is $20, $15 for youths 13-21, $5 for children 6-12 and $40 max per team with a child 12 and younger. Learn more at

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

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

  • 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 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 Mountains to Sound Greenway Trust needs volunteers at the following events from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.:

  • June 23 — Squak Valley Park: invasive plant removal
  • June 30 — Timberlake Park: invasive plant removal

No experience needed! Register or learn more at or call 206-812-0122.


Club Mosaic meets to discuss “God… real or not?” and “The Origin of the Universe” at 7 p.m. June 20 at the Holiday Inn, 1801 12th Ave. N.W., Issaquah. Call 591-5475.

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


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

  • Monthly Figure Drawing Open Studio: “Painters’ Night,” Tuesdays 6:30-9:30 p.m. July 17 and Aug. 14, $78
  • “Farewell, Inner Critic! Welcome, Artist Within!” — 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. June 23 and 24, $75
  • “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
  • Live Model Open Studio Figure Drawing — 7-9 p.m. June 26, $20 per class


Issaquah Library

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

“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


Sammamish Library

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

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. Activities are open to people 55 and older. Call 392-2381.

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. June 25, $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 Aug. 15, $48/$50
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