Community Calendar

July 17, 2012

By Staff

Ooh, La La! It’s Ciscoe!

Renowned gardener Ciscoe Morris hosts the complimentary talk “Fun Ideas to Make Your Garden Sparkle” at 1 p.m. July 21 at University House Issaquah, 22975 S.E. Black Nugget Road. RSVP by calling 557-4200. Learn more at


Issaquah Farmers Market,   9 a.m. to 2 p.m. July 21, Pickering Barn, 1730 10th Ave. N.W., 837-3311. This week’s lineup includes:

  • King County Library System’s Library on the Go van
  • FunRent Inflatable Bounce Houses/Obstacles
  • Kid Magician Matt Wells, 11-11:45 a.m.
  • The Fabulous Po’ Boys, noon to 2 p.m.

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: 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

Concerts on the Green presents Echoes, a Pink Floyd Tribute band, from 7-8:30 p.m. July 17 on the community center lawn. Admission is free, although donations will be accepted.

Harlem Globetrotter TNT Maddox teaches a kids’ basketball clinic from 2-5 p.m. July 18-19 at 24 Hour Fitness, 5712 E. Lake Sammamish Parkway. Registration is $59. Learn more at or call 1-800-641-HOOP toll free.

Bellewood Galleria Opening presents American Hero Quilts from 1-4 p.m. July 21 at the Bellewood Retirement Apartments, 3710 Providence Point Drive S.E. Founder Sue Nebeker offers patriotic quilts made specifically for wounded soldiers returning from Iraq and Afghanistan. A quilt will be raffled and donations will be accepted. Call 391-2880.

The Issaquah Massage Envy is partnering with the USO Puget Sound Area to offer free therapeutic massages for active-duty military and their spouses July 23. Military IDs will be required at check in. Massage Envy is at 735 N.W. Gilman Blvd. Call 391-4455.

The 24th annual Chocolate, Wine & All That Jazz Festival is from 5:30-8:30 p.m. July 26 at Boehms Candies, 255 N.E. Gilman Blvd. Tour Boehms grounds, view artEAST Rookery Project exhibit, sample foods and wines from local restaurants, and listen and dance to jazz music by the Trish, Hans & Phil Trio. Tickets are $40. Get them at or by calling 392-0661.

PC Fix Days of Summer Customer Appreciation Day Barbecue July 27, PC Fix, 1320 N.W. Mall St., 394-1011

The St. Sava Serbian Orthodox Church presents Serbian Days festival July 28-29 at 14999 239th Place S.E. The event features music, folklore dance group performances and Serbian food. All proceeds go toward the building fund for a new church and community center.

Beat the Heat Splash Day, for ages 12 and younger, 1-3 p.m. Aug. 1, community center lawn, $2 per child

Movie on the Green: “Captain America: The First Avenger,” presented by Issaquah Parks & Recreation and Lunar Flicks, is at 8 p.m. Aug. 8 at the Issaquah Community Center. Free.

Chip ‘N’ Dip Golf Tournament, for all ages, 6-7:30 p.m. Aug. 11, Julius Boehm Pool, $15 per team

Trunk ‘n’ Treasure sale, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Aug. 11 community center parking lot. Fill your trunk with toys, clothes, collectibles, crafts, furniture, housewares, antiques and more. Must be 18 or older to sell. No commercial businesses. Register by emailing



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.



“Truth Trackers and the Secret of the Stone Tablets,” for ages 4-10, Sundays 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. through Aug. 5 at Foothills Baptist Church, 10120 Issaquah-Hobart Road S.E. Call 392-5925 or go to

Vacation Bible School, for children age 4 to those in sixth grade, 9 a.m. to noon Aug. 6-10, free, register at or call 392-5848

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


“AARP Driver Safety Course,” for ages 50 and older, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. July 28, Swedish/Issaquah, 751 N.E. Blakely Drive, $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
  • “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

Seattle Tilth presents Wildlife Gardens, for adults, 3 p.m. July 28 at Pickering Barn, 1730 10th Ave. N.W., $36 for nonmembers, $54 household price for two adults. Learn more at


Issaquah Library

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

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


Sammamish Library

Sammamish book group, for adults, discusses Garth Stein’s “The Art of Racing in the Rain” at 7 p.m. July 18.

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.

“Half of Americans Will Need Long Term Care,” for adults, 7 p.m. July 25

The Gustafer Yellowgold Music Show, for children and families, 1 p.m. July 28, register online

School’s Out for Summer Concert, noon July 31



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.

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 and music by Nikkei Horizons Aloha Band, 4-6 p.m. July 20, $5 donation at the door

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