Non-residents now expected to pay Issaquah recreation fees

January 27, 2015

As is done in what officials said are numerous Eastside cities, non-Issaquah residents will soon be paying additional fees for city recreation and parks programs.

The new non-resident fees will take effect in February. If you live outside of Issaquah city limits, but use Issaquah recreation programs, you can expect to pay about 20 percent more than residents.

The city states the non-resident rate ensures families living outside of Issaquah contribute to services on an equal basis with residents who pay city taxes.

Additionally, daily drop-in fees for the Issaquah Community Center and the Julius Boehm Pool, when it reopens, will increase by $1. Read more

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Father-daughter Valentine dance returns Feb. 7

January 27, 2015

The Issaquah Parks & Recreation Department will celebrate the 15th year of its Father-Daughter Valentine Dance Feb. 7.

The annual ball for fathers and daughters in grades from one through five is from 7-9 p.m. at the Issaquah Community Center, 301 Rainier Blvd. S. Come dressed casual or formal. Refreshments will be provided and photo packages are available.

Tickets are $20 per couple in advance or $40 at the door.

Register at http://bit.ly/1FAuwaS. Learn more by calling 837-3300.

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Issaquah Community Center closes for New Year’s

December 30, 2014

The Issaquah Community Center, 301 Rainier Blvd. S., will be closed for New Year’s Day Wednesday, Jan. 1, and will reopen Jan. 2 with normal hours.

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Issaquah Community Center closing for Christmas holiday

December 23, 2014

The Issaquah Community Center, 301 Rainier Blvd. S., will be closed for the holidays from Dec. 24-29.

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Send your letters to Santa from community center

December 11, 2014

NEW — 6 a.m. Dec. 11, 2014

Santa Claus wants to hear from you as he makes a list and checks it twice.

You can send your letter to the North Pole from a mailbox in the lobby of the Issaquah Community Center, 301 Rainier Blvd. N.

The mailbox will be available during regular business hours, from 5 a.m. to 9 p.m. Monday through Friday and 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturdays, through Dec. 18. Find letter templates next to the mailbox.

Make sure you include a home mailing address so Santa can respond.

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Community center closes this weekend for quilt show

November 4, 2014

The Issaquah Community Center, at 301 Rainier Blvd. S., will close at 8 a.m. Nov. 6 to setup for the Block Party Quilters Annual Quilt Show.

The center will be closed all day Nov. 7 and 8 for the quilt show.

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Wally & The Beaves perform, costume contest at tonight’s Concert on the Green

August 19, 2014

NEW — 6 a.m. Aug. 19, 2014

Wally & The Beaves bring back the golden age of rock ‘n’ roll to the Concerts on the Green stage Aug. 19 at the Issaquah Community Center.

Picnicking kicks off at 6 p.m.; bring a blanket. Music is from 7-8:30 p.m. As many as 500 revelers attend, so come early to stake out your spot.

Wally & The Beaves, six of the most respected artists and musicians in the Pacific Northwest, formed in spring 2011. The band’s unique show has been gaining a loyal following since.

Each member of the band brings a bit of humor by dressing like well-known iconic characters from the era, from Buddy Holly to Susie Q.

In honor of the decade known for poodle skirts and leather jackets, Rowley Properties Inc. is sponsoring a 1950’s fashion contest during the concert.

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Wooden O brings ‘Two Gentlemen’ to community center tonight

July 31, 2014

NEW — Noon July 31, 2014

The Seattle Shakespeare Co. continues its summer Wooden O Shakespeare in the Park Series July 31 with “The Two Gentlemen of Verona” at the Issaquah Community Center.

The performance is from 7-9 p.m. at 301 Rainier Blvd. S.

In “The Two Gentlemen of Verona,” best pals Valentine and Proteus find themselves rivals for the affections of the beautiful Silvia while Julia, Proteus’ forgotten gal, hatches a plan to win back her man.

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‘Two Gentlemen’ comes to community center

July 29, 2014

The Seattle Shakespeare Co. continues its summer Wooden O Shakespeare in the Park Series July 31 with “The Two Gentlemen of Verona” at the Issaquah Community Center.

The performance is from 7-9 p.m. at 301 Rainier Blvd. S.

In “The Two Gentlemen of Verona,” best pals Valentine and Proteus find themselves rivals for the affections of the beautiful Silvia while Julia, Proteus’ forgotten gal, hatches a plan to win back her man. As the two gents play out their foolish ideas of love, their servants Speed and Launce create a comic contest of their own in a hilarious battle of wits.

While blankets and picnic baskets are welcome on the lawn during performances, organizers ask that pets and alcohol be left at home.

Wooden O, founded in 1994, started with annual summer Shakespeare performances at Mercer Island’s Luther Burbank Amphitheater. Demand for the free summer Shakespeare performances grew, and over the years, park venues from Lynnwood to Auburn were added to the schedule. In spring 2008, Seattle Shakespeare Co. merged with Wooden O.

Learn more at www.seattleshakespeare.org/woodeno.

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Georgetown Orbits features Jamaican ska

July 29, 2014

Proof of Seattle’s diverse music scene makes its way east when The Georgetown Orbits swing hit the Concerts on the Green stage Aug. 5 at the Issaquah Community Center.

Picnicking kicks off at 6 p.m.; bring a blanket. Music is from 7-8:30 p.m. As many as 500 revelers attend, come early to stake out your spot.

The Georgetown Orbits boast a heavy regimen of traditional ska and upbeat, roots-influenced reggae. The band has garnered much attention in the Northwest as one of the few to pay tribute to the old sounds of Jamaican ska, a style that has gained notable popularity in Seattle since the band’s conception in late 2004.

The concerts, at 301 Rainier Blvd., are presented by Issaquah’s Parks & Recreation Department and the Issaquah Arts Commission, in collaboration with the Kiwanis Club of Issaquah. Kiwanis sells refreshments during the show, including hotdogs and hamburgers.

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