Community Calendar

July 24, 2012

By Staff

Sweets for the senses

The 24th annual Chocolate, Wine & All That Jazz is from 5:30-8:30 p.m. July 26 at Boehms Candies, 255 N.E. Gilman Blvd. Tour Boehms’ grounds, view the 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.



Cuckoo for Cocoa meets to sample cocoa-based whole foods and discuss making better nutritional choices avoiding sugars and preservatives, at 6:30 p.m. Thursdays at the Park Hill Cabana, 22500 S.E. 56th St. Call 890-7271 or email

The Issaquah Farmers Market, 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. July 28, Pickering Barn, 1730 10th Ave. N.W. Learn more at or call 837-3311. This week’s lineup includes:

  • Kids’ Day, featuring handcrafted items for sale by area youths, in the courtyard
  • Children’s pony rides by Pony Express, in the outdoor market
  • Duckmandu, family accordion quack rock, 9-11 a.m. courtyard
  • The Adventures of “Zero & Somebuddy,” family clown show, 11:30 a.m. to noon, courtyard

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

-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

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. Learn more at

Concerts on the Green presents Seatown Rhythm and Blues, from 7-8:30 p.m. July 31 on the community center lawn. Admission is free, although donations will be accepted.

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

A Cash Mob, to support Tools for Schools, is from 4-7 p.m. Aug. 2 at Office Depot, 1810 12th Ave. N.W.

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



Downtown Issaquah needs volunteers to assist at the Aug. 3 ArtWalk with set up, in the information booth, monitor streets and help with tear down. Shifts are

  • Set up: 3:30-5 p.m.
  • Information booth: 4-6 and 6-8 p.m.
  • Wine garden: 5-6:30 or 6:30-8 p.m.
  • Tear down: 8-9 p.m.

To sign up, contact Karen Donovan at or 391-1112.



YMCA School Days, through Aug. 28, seeks to provide new school backpacks and supplies for more than 1,350 homeless and low-income children. Learn how to donate at; click on “School Days.”



“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

To help families with the loss of a loved one, Sammamish Presbyterian Church presents GriefShare at 7 p.m. Thursdays throughout the summer at Starbucks, 6170 E. Lake Sammamish Parkway S.E. Email or call 868-5186.



“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
  • “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     issaquahgardenprogram.

“Supervisory Roles: How to Get Into One and What To Do Once You’re There,” presented by the Lake Washington Human Resources Association, is from 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Aug. 11 in the Village Commons room at the YWCA Family Village at Issaquah, 930 N.E. High St. Free.


Issaquah Library

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

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

ACT/SAT Combo Practice Test, for teens, 10:30 a.m. Aug. 4; test results 1 p.m. Aug. 10

Dream it, Read it, Do it Magic Show, for ages 5 and up, 1 and 2 p.m. Aug. 6

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

“Complementary and Alternative Medicine and Cancer,” for adults, 7 p.m. Aug. 14

“Quilters and Their Stories,” for adults, 7 p.m. Aug. 21

“Drop in to Learn About eBooks,” for adults and teens, 1 p.m. Aug. 25


Sammamish Library

The following events take place at the Sammamish       Library, 825 228th Ave. S.E. Call 391-3130.

“Guide Dogs of America: Learn How to Get Involved,” for children and families, 6 p.m. Aug. 1

Musik Nest, for children and families, 10:30 a.m. Aug. 4

Book Discussion Group for Adults: “The Art of Racing in the Rain,” by Garth Stein, 1 p.m. Aug. 4, 7 and 14

Free Practice PSAT, for teens, noon Aug. 6

Circus Cascadia on the Plaza, for children and their families, 2 p.m. Aug. 7

“Winter Gardening,” for adults, 7 p.m. Aug. 8

Mother-Daughter Book Club: “Racing in the Rain: My Life As A Dog,” by Garth Stein, for ages 9-13, 11 a.m. Aug. 11 and 1 p.m. Aug. 15

“Fighting Cancer with Naturopathic Nutrition Strategies,” for adults, 7 p.m. Aug. 13

The Pajama Party Music Show, for children and their families, noon Aug. 14

Sammamish Book Club, for adults, “Runaway: Stories,” by Alice Munro, 7 p.m. Aug. 15

Magic That Comes With the Night Storytelling, for children and their families, 2 p.m. Aug. 18

Teen Writers Group, 3:30 p.m. Aug. 21

Woof! Woof! Dog Stories, Songs, Treats and More, for children and their families, 3:30 p.m. Aug. 22

“Alien Encounters: Sci-fi Movies and the Cold War Culture of the 1950s,” for all ages, 7 p.m. Aug. 22

Star Search: Portable Planetarium Show, for children and their families, 11 a.m. and 12:30 p.m. Aug. 25

Create Nocturnal Clay Creatures, for ages 3-7, 10 and 11 a.m. Aug. 29



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.

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:

  • 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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