May 10, 2014
NEW — 6 a.m. May 10, 2014
A May 17 fundraiser to support the Washington chapter of the National Association for Mental Illness still needs volunteers.
The annual NAMI Walk raises funds to battle mental illness, and is the primary fundraising event to assist the organization.
May 2, 2014
NEW — 6 a.m. May 2, 2014
Eastside Baby Corner will open its doors to visitors May 5 to show the community how its nearly-all-volunteer team fills more than 1,000 individual orders, helping more than 500 kids, each week.
The 5:30-7:30 p.m. open house is a day before GiveBIG, the Seattle Foundation’s annual fundraising event for Puget Sound-area nonprofits.
April 30, 2014
NEW — Noon April 30, 2014
The Issaquah High School Booster Club will collect donations of used clothes and textiles at a Clothes for the Cause fundraiser April 30 to May 3.
Instead of throwing worn clothes in the trash, where they’ll simply sit in a landfill, bring them to Issaquah High School, where the booster club will ensure the textiles get a second life.
About 98 percent of the textiles collected will be repurposed or recycled.
April 29, 2014
Online bidding and affordable pricing have made artEAST Art Center’s annual 150 Feet of Art Auction and Fundraiser a popular annual event.
This year’s 150 Feet auction, the eighth annual, begins May 2, and culminates with a celebration at the Art Center, 95 Front St. N., from 5-8 p.m. May 17.
The 150 Feet of Art auction is juried art donated by artEAST members and guest artists. Bidding and purchases help raise art programming funds for artEAST, a nonprofit art center that brings art exhibitions, hands-on workshops and public events to residents of Issaquah and surrounding communities.
April 29, 2014
NEW — 11:20 a.m. April 29, 2014
Over the summer months, when children are out of school, food banks across the nation often experience an increase in demand for services while donations decrease.
Residents at University House Issaquah, 22975 S.E. Black Nugget Road, are taking action from 5-7 p.m. May 5 with its first Fiesta Fundraiser to benefit the Issaquah Clothing & Food Bank.
To raise money, University House Issaquah hosts a Mexican buffet with taco bar and fiesta cocktails for adults. Guests will be serenaded by traditional fiesta music, and can participate in a silent auction and onsite raffle to benefit the Issaquah Clothing & Food Bank.
The public is invited to the Fiesta Fundraiser. Tickets for children are $10 each and adult tickets are $15. To attend, RSVP by calling 557-4200 by May 1.
April 28, 2014
NEW — 6 a.m. April 28, 2014
The Issaquah Schools Foundation is hosting two events in May to raise money for local schools.
The foundation’s Nourish Every Mind lunch and breakfast events will feature inspirational stories from students and staff members in the Issaquah School District about why community-based financial support is needed, in addition to education dollars the district gets from the state.
April 25, 2014
NEW — 6 a.m. April 25, 2014
April 15, 2014
Combine a kick-stomping tribute to bluegrass, the suds of your favorite beers and the best of local sausages and you’ve got a memorably good time at the Kiwanis Club of Issaquah’s Boots, Brats & Brews.
The club’s first such event is from 6:30-9:30 p.m. April 24 at Pickering Barn, 1730 10th Ave. N.W. Attendees will be able to taste assorted beers and brats alongside other food samplings from local restaurants, while The Weavils keep toes tapping all night to their distinctive bluegrass sound.
Tori Gaines, event co-chairwoman, said the club wanted an event that would attract more than other Kiwanis members.
“People love to get together and taste food while supporting the community,” Gaines said. “It’s a fellowship kind of thing. The Kiwanis has always done an auction, but it tended to attract just Kiwanians. We wanted to get more of the community involved.”
April 4, 2014
NEW – Noon April 4, 2014
Spiritwood at Pine Lake is throwing its support behind those affected by the Oso mudslide, with an April 5 benefit fundraiser.
The Issaquah retirement community will host a pancake breakfast from 8-11 a.m. The feast costs $10 per person.
All proceeds benefit the Oso mudslide victims through the Cascade Valley Hospital Foundation, a local organization that is giving 100 percent of donations directly to those affected by the disaster.
Spiritwood at Pine Lake is at 3607 228th Ave. S.E.
March 18, 2014
The Kaleidoscope School of Music presents a benefit rock concert, featuring five of its teen bands, from 6:30-9:30 p.m. March 28 at KTUB, 348 N. Kirkland Ave., Kirkland.
The admission is $5, with students 10 and younger getting in free. Proceeds go toward funding the school’s music scholarship fund.