Community Calendar

June 26, 2012

By Staff

Fun on the Fourth

The Down Home Fourth of July and Heritage Day       Celebration is from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. July 4. The event kicks off with a Kids, Pets & Pride parade along Front Street. Then there will be performers, one-legged and sack races, inflatables, a pie eating contest, a slug race and more at Veterans’ Memorial Park.


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.

The Issaquah Farmers Market, 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. June 30, Pickering Barn, 1730 10th Ave. N.W. Learn more at or call 837-3311. This week’s lineup includes:

Eric Ode, national award winning children’s singer/songwriter, performs from 10-11:30 a.m. in the courtyard.

The Bellevue Community Band performs American classics and standards by John Phillip Sousa, from noon to 2 p.m. in the courtyard.

Seattle Tilth hosts “Wildlife Gardens” from 1-3 p.m. June 28 at Pickering Barn, 1730 10th Ave. N.W. The class is $36 for nonmembers, $54 household price for two adults. Learn more at

“Adult Enrichment Series: Wolves in Washington,” for ages 12 and older, 1-2 p.m. June 30,  Lewis Creek Park Visitor Center, 5808 Lakemont Blvd. S.E. Call 452-4195 or go to www.belle-

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.

The Lake Sammamish Elks No. 1843 hosts a 4th of July Community Pancake Breakfast, including pancakes, ham and eggs, from 7-10 a.m. at the Elks Lodge, 765 Rainier Blvd. Cost is $8 for adults and $5 for kids. Everyone is invited. Call 392-1400.

The 15th annual Issaquah Rotary Challenge Day Race, a soapbox derby race for participants with disabilities, is from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. July 14 on Second Avenue in front of the community center. Sign up starts at 8:30 a.m. Learn more or become a sponsor by calling 392-5682 or 799-8772.

Chalk Art Fest, for all ages, noon to 5 p.m. community center sidewalks on a first-come, first served basis. Winning drawings in several age categories will be announced at 6 p.m. before   Concerts on the Green begins.



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



Encompass seeks volunteers for office assistance, summer camps and more. Sign up at and click the “Volunteer” menu.

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

  • June 30 — Timberlake Park: invasive plant removal
  • July 7 — Cybil Madeline Park: invasive plant removal
  • July 7 — Soaring Eagle Regional Park: trail maintenance
  • July 14 — Issaquah Creek Park: invasive plant removal
  • July 21 — Soaring Eagle Regional Park: trail maintenance

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

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

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. 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

Issaquah Library

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

“Tales of a Celtic Sky Storytelling and Art,” for ages 3 and up, 7 p.m. June 28

The Starlight Circus Show, featuring Alex Zerbe professional Zaniac, for children and their families, 1 and 2 p.m. July 2

PSAT Practice Test, for teens, 1 p.m. July 8; test results workshop 1 p.m. July 13

Alien Invasion Music and Stories, for children and their families, 1 and 2 p.m. July 9

“Dream Big! Read and Experiment at a Science Show,” for ages 4 and up with an adult, 1 and 2 p.m. July 16

Summer Book Discussion, for adults, “The Beekeeper’s Apprentice,” 6:30 p.m. July 16

“Hot Flashes and Related Symptom Management with Natural Medicine,” for adults, 7 p.m. July 17

Dare to Dream Storytelling, for all ages with an adult, 7 p.m. July 19

“Half of Americans Will Need Long Term Care,” for adults, 10 a.m. July 21

Dancing Pajamas Concert, for all ages with an adult, 1 and 2 p.m. July 23

“The Anticancer Lifestyle,” for adults, 7 p.m. July 24

Raccoon Tunes and Possum Tales Music Show, for ages 3 and older with an adult, 1 and 2 p.m. July 30

Opera preview: “Turandot,” for adults, 7 p.m. July 31

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


Sammamish Library

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

“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.

The following day trips are offered through June:

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

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

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