ArtEAST auction offers original artwork

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.

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RSVP by May 1 to attend May 5 Fiesta Fundraiser for Issaquah Clothing & Food Bank

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.

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Issaquah Schools Foundation to host fundraiser breakfast, lunch

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.

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Schools foundation online auction begins today

April 25, 2014

NEW — 6 a.m. April 25, 2014

The Issaquah Schools Foundation Nourish Every Mind online auction goes live at 8 a.m. April 25.
There are more than 150 items to place a bid upon.
The auction closes at 8 p.m. May 6. The fundraising continues, however, May 8 at the 16th annual Nourish Every Mind luncheon. Donate, become a table captain or learn more about either event here.

 

Boots, Brats & Brews event comes to Pickering Barn

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.”

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Spiritwood at Pine Lake hosts mudslide fundraiser pancake breakfast Saturday morning

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.

Kaleidoscope hosts benefit rock concert

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.

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Association for Catholic Childhood hosts online fundraising auction

February 25, 2014

The Association for Catholic Childhood has kicked off an auction of a number of fun and unique items in its annual fundraiser Labor of Love Auction.

The auction, which runs through 7:59 p.m. March 2, benefits many programs for children in need in Western Washington, from Bellingham to Aberdeen. Cash donations are tax-deductible.

The Association for Catholic Childhood, a volunteer organization, provides funding and advocacy for Western Washington children and families in need, regardless of race or creed.

Learn more at http://bit.ly/1hChe1T.

Youth Eastside Services hosts annual benefit breakfast; sign up by Monday

February 23, 2014

NEW — Noon Feb. 23, 2014

Youth Eastside Services, a lifeline for kids and families coping with challenges such as emotional distress, substance abuse and violence, will host its annual benefit breakfast March 12.

The Invest in Youth breakfast raises money for the agency’s Lifeline Fund, which supports underfunded prevention and education programs as well as uncompensated care, ensuring no child is turned away for a family’s inability to pay. The agency helps youths in Issaquah.

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Help the Issaquah Schools Foundation while shopping at Fred Meyer

January 19, 2014

NEW — 6 a.m. Jan. 19, 2014

With Fred Meyer’s new Community Rewards Program, you can help earn money for local students and schools each time you shop.

All you have to do is go online to connect your Fred Meyer Reward Card to the Issaquah Schools Foundation. The program begins Feb. 3, but you need to register now.

You will still earn your Rewards points, fuel points and rebates. If you do not have a Rewards Card, they are available at the customer service desk of any Fred Meyer store.

Learn more or sign up here. Search for the foundation by its name or nonprofit number — 91119.

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