Spooky Events

October 26, 2010

Things That Go Bump in the Night, presented by Auburn Paranormal Activities Research Team, for ages 12 and up, 5 p.m. Oct. 28 at the Issaquah Library, 10 W. Sunset Way. Call 392-5430.

Fall Fun Fest is from 6-8 p.m. Oct. 29 at the Issaquah Youth Center in the community center. Fee is $2. Wear a costume and come enjoy activity booths, toddler time toys, face painting and prizes.

The Grange Supply’s first Pet Halloween Party is Oct. 30. A pet costume contest, with prizes, is at noon. Guess the weight of the big pumpkin and win a $50 gift card for you and a $50 gift card to your favorite charity. A photographer will be available from 11 a.m. – 3 p.m. Learn more at www.grangesupply.com. Read more

Win free burritos during the World Cup

June 11, 2010

NEW — 6 a.m. June 11, 2010

Chipotle plans to give away burritos by the box to mark the start of the World Cup on Friday.

The restaurant in Issaquah and 10 others in the Evergreen State will participate in the soccer-themed giveaway: 11 stores multiplied by six giveaways equals 66 winners. Find the complete list of restaurants here.

The winners will take home 10 burritos, bags of chips, sides of sour cream, fresh guacamole and medium green salsa to share — a tasty treat for celebrating soccer in South Africa.

Customers can enter starting Friday. Drawings will be conducted July 1-2, 5-6 and 9-10.

Pedal for freebies on Bike to Work Day

May 18, 2010

City leaders will team up with local businesses and Cascade Bicycle Club to celebrate Bike to Work Day on May 21.

The day kicks off with a Bike to Work Day booth at state Route 900 and Northwest Sammamish Road. Bicyclists can pedal in from 6-10 a.m. for free snacks, giveaways and mechanical help from Pacific Bicycle Co., a Sammamish bike shop.

From 3-6 p.m., outdoors retailer REI will host a Cycle Commuter Appreciation Picnic at Pickering Barn, 1730 10th Ave N.W. The free picnic will offer free food from PCC Natural Markets and Chipotle, as well as giveaways from REI and the chance to meet other cyclists. REI hosted a barbecue at Pickering Barn last year to mark the end of Bike to Work Month.

Cascade Bicycle Club also uses Bike to Work Day to tally the number of cyclists on area roads. The organization hopes for official bicycle counts from cites in the Puget Sound region, but relies on the annual tally until official counts become widespread. Learn more about the annual event here.

Chipotle offers buy-one-get-one-free deal for teachers

May 3, 2010

NEW — 6 a.m. May 3, 2010

Forget apples for teachers.

Chipotle Mexican Grill will mark national Teacher Appreciation Day by offering BOGO burritos — buy-one-get-one free — to local educators and school staffers.

In order to receive a second order for free, school faculty and staffers must present school identification and buy a burrito, burrito bowl, salad or tacos. The teacher-appreciation event runs from 3-8 p.m. Tuesday.

Only elementary, middle and high school faculty members and staffers can cash in on the deal.

The offer will be available at the Issaquah restaurant, 775 N.W. Gilman Blvd, and at any Seattle-area Chipotle. Find a list of restaurants here.

‘Food, Inc.’ relaunches free film series

April 20, 2010

Peer inside factory farms and slaughterhouses when the city Sustainability Film Series returns April 29. The documentary “Food, Inc.” will open the series for a second year.

“Food, Inc.” looks at the impacts of food choices on health, worker safety and the environment. The movie focuses on several aspects of the food industry — everything from herbicide-resistant soybean seeds to new strains of E. coli to widespread obesity.

The event runs from 6-9 p.m. at Pickering Barn, 1730 10th Ave. N.W. Call 837-3400 to learn more.

The city Resource Conservation Office presents the free series. Local food experts will conduct a panel discussion after the film. Chipotle will provide snacks.