Community Calendar

July 3, 2012

By Staff


The Issaquah Farmers Market, 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. July 7, Pickering Barn, 1730 10th Ave. N.W. Learn more at or call 837-3311. This week’s lineup includes:

ArtEAST’s “The Rookery Project” temporary art exhibit featuring 30 artists’ 3D art in the grass pasture

Family Story Time: Barefoot Books, featuring farm-, nature- and gardening-related books, 10:30 and 11:30 a.m. and 12:30 p.m. in the barn lobby

Musical entertainment by Buck & Elizabeth, family ventriloquist and music show, 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. in the courtyard

Meet the candidates: Karen Porterfield, progressive candidate for the 8th District Congressional seat, a representative of gubernatorial candidate Jay Inslee and state 41st District Legislative candidate Marcie Maxwell, speak at 1:45 p.m. July 8 at the Sammamish Library, 825 228th Ave. S.E.

The 21st Annual Bare Buns 5K Fun Run West is at 11 a.m. July 8 at Fraternity Snoqualmie. Registration is $30 online at until the day of the race or register on site the day of the race. Spectator fee is $16. Children welcome with their parents. Catch a shuttle to and from Fraternity Snoqualmie at the Tibbett’s Valley Park & Ride from 8-10 a.m.

The American Association of Nude Recreation’s Amazing Canvas Nudist Face and Body Painting Event is from 11 a.m. July 14 at Fraternity Snoqualmie, 24050 S.E. 127th St. As an open house event, all visitors receive a one-day complimentary membership. Photo ID required. Participants under 18 are welcome with a parent. Learn more at or call 392-6833.

Second Saturday Film Series: “Bluebeard,” 7 p.m. July 14, Issaquah Train Depot, 50 Rainier Blvd. N., free

Thundering Angels MC Presents the sixth annual Issaquah Motorcycle Extravaganza Weekend July 14-15, which kicks off with the Thundering Ride poker run at 10 a.m. Saturday. Sunday is the annual Burgers, Bikes and Babes rally from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the Triple XXX Rootbeer Drive-in, 98 N.E. Gilman Blvd. Learn more at

ArtEAST art exhibition “Creature Comforts: Celebrating the Heartfelt Connection Between Person & Pet,” runs through July 14 at its art center, 95 Front St. N.

The Lewis Creek Park Visitor Center offers programs for the whole family throughout the summer at 5808 Lakemont Blvd. S.E. Learn more by calling 452-4195 or go to

Family Discovery Series: Secret Place, for ages 3-6 with an adult, 11 a.m. to noon and 1:30-2:30 p.m. July 6, $2 per registrant

  • Lewis Creek Hikes, 10:30-11:30 a.m. July 7, free
  • Lewis Creek Children’s Movies: “Monkey Business,” for ages 3 and older, 2-3:30 p.m. July 8
  • Family Discovery Series: Pond Dip, for ages 6 and older with an adult, 1-2 p.m. July 14
  • Lewis Creek Film Series: “Hunters and Hunted,” for ages 12 and older, 2-3 p.m. July 15
  • Family Discovery Series: Green Hour, for ages 5 and older with an adult, 1-2 p.m. July 20
  • Know Your Yard Series: Your Plants, for ages 12 and older, 1-2:30 p.m. July 22
  • Hike Fabulous Forests: Weowna Park, 10 a.m. to noon July 27, free
  • Naturalist Book Club: “In Defense of Food,” by Michael Pollan, for ages 15 and older,  3-5 p.m. July 29

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. July 17, 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.



Downtown Issaquah Association needs volunteers at its ArtWalk with setup, at its information booth and with tear down, from 4-9 p.m. July 6. If interested, contact Karen Donovan at or 391-1112.

Encompass seeks volunteers for office assistance, summer camps, the North Bend Block Party on July 14 and much more. To sign up, go to

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

  • 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


Weekly education session presents “Healthier Food Choices: Replacing Energy drinks, Protein Bars and Candy,” 6:30 p.m. July 5 Park Hill Apartments Cabana, 22500 S.E. 56th St. Contact April at 890-7271 or

“Getting a Job: Tips to Take You from Resume to YES!,” presented by the Lake Washington Human Resources Association, is from 6-7:30 p.m. July 9 in the Village Commons room at the YWCA Issaquah Family Village, 930 N.E. High St. Free.

Swedish/Issaquah offers the following classes at 751 N.E. Blakely Drive:

  • “Heartsaver CPR and AED,” for adults, 6-9 p.m. July 9, $40
  • “Parenting Children With Health Issues: Tools, Tips and Tactics for Raising Resilient Kids,” 6:30-9:30 p.m. July 11, $10 per person or $15 per family
  • “Joint Replacement: The Right Choice for You?” 6-8 p.m. July 18
  • “AARP Driver Safety Course,” ages 50 and older, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. July 28, $12 for AARP members/$14 for nonmembers
  • ArtEAST offers the following workshops at its Art Center, 95 Front St. N. Go to or call 996-8553.
  • “Figure Drawing Open Studio: Short Pose,” Mondays 9:30-11:30 a.m., $20 per session
  • “Beginning Bead-making Workshop Series,” 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Tuesdays, $75 per session
  • “Live Model Open Studio Figure Drawing,” 7-9 p.m. Tuesdays, $20 per session
  • “Impressive Platters,” 6:30-9:30 p.m. July 11 and 18, $90
  • “ABCs and 123s of Bookbinding,” 6-9 p.m. July 12, $45 for artEAST members, $55 for nonmembers
  • “Painting from the Fire Within,” 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. July 14, $90
  • “Polymer Clay Drum Beads and Textured Pendants,” 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. July 19, $60
  • “Topics in Expressive Figure Drawing and Reprise,” 6:30-9:30 p.m. July 25, $56
  • “Introduction to Glass Fusing,” 1-5 p.m. July 29, $85


Issaquah Library

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

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

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

“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

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

Author J.A. Jance discusses her newest book “Judgment Call” at 7:30 p.m. July 24 at the Sammamish Library, 825 228th Ave. S.E.



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.

“Our Story, Ourselves” Symposium: Pete Peterson on baseball, 1:30 p.m. July 13

Metro Trip With Dave: Pike Place Market, 9:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. July 19, bring your ORCA card

Hawaiian Luau, featuring food by Aegis of Issaquah, music by Nikkei Horizons Aloha Band, 4-6 p.m. July 20, $5 donation at the door

The following day trips are offered through July:

  • Ladies’ Lunch/High Tea at The British Pantry in Redmond, 1:30-4:30 p.m. July 9, $25 for members/$27 for nonmembers
  •  Lemay Car Museum, 9:15 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. July 11, $24/$26
  •  Golden Gardens Park, 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. July 18, $11/$13
  •  Fort Lewis Museum, 9:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. July 19, $12/$14
  •  Ride The Duck, 9:45 a.m. to 3 p.m. July 25, $32/$34
  •  Red Wind Casino, 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. July 30, free
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