January 14, 2014
The Issaquah Community Center will be closed in honor of the Martin Luther King Jr. holiday on Jan. 20, and will reopen at 5 a.m. Jan. 21.
The community center is at 301 Rainier Blvd. S.
December 10, 2013
Children of all ages can now send their wish list, or even a wish for good tidings, to the North Pole from the Issaquah Community Center.
The mailbox for letters to Santa is located in the center’s lobby, 301 Rainier Blvd. N. The deadline to drop letters into the mailbox is Dec. 19.
Letter templates are also available next to the mailbox. Make sure you include a return mailing address so Santa can respond.
November 25, 2013
NEW — 6 a.m. Nov. 25, 2013
Due to the Thanksgiving holiday, the following city operations will be closed:
- Julius Boehm Pool, 50 S.E. Clark St.; reopens at 6:30 a.m. Dec. 2.
- Community center, 301 Rainier Blvd. S.; reopens at 5 a.m. Dec. 2.
- All city offices; reopen Dec. 2.
- The city Planning Policy Commission meeting at 6:30 p.m. is cancelled.
August 20, 2013
The city has opened registration for a new afternoon preschool class during the 2013-2014 school year.
The class is open to 3-year-olds, and takes place at the Issaquah Community Center, 301 Rainier Blvd. S. The class will be from 12:30-3 p.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays. The school year begins Sept. 5.
July 23, 2013
Issaquah is about to get a bit more colorful, thanks to the annual Chalk Art Festival.
This year, the festival, sponsored by the Issaquah Arts Commission, will hit the sidewalks around the Issaquah Community Center on July 30. From noon to 5 p.m., anyone can show up and create some art.
According to Amy Dukes, the arts coordinator for the commission, most of the participants are elementary school age, although kids and adults of all skill levels come out to draw. Many are there just to doodle, while some come with a fully formed idea in mind, complete with sketches and outlines.
March 26, 2013
Elementary school girls can express their glamorous side at the Issaquah Youth Advisory Board’s Glitz & Glam night from 6-9 p.m. May 17 at the Issaquah Community Center.
Girls in kindergarten through third grade can spend the night doing hair, makeup and crafts.
Registration fee is $20. Learn more at https://iplay.issaquahwa.gov/Start/start.asp, or call 837-3300.
February 5, 2013
The Issaquah Community Center will host the 2013 Special Olympics King County Regional basketball tournament beginning with opening ceremonies at 8 a.m. Feb. 10.
Games tip off at 8:30 a.m., with matches taking place at the Issaquah Community Center, Issaquah High School, Issaquah Middle School and Clark Elementary School.
January 29, 2013
Dads, it’s time to ask your daughters to dance.
Liberty High School is inviting elementary school students and their fathers to a Daddy Daughter Dinner Dance in the Liberty Commons on Feb. 8.
January 15, 2013
In 1998, the Evergreen Philharmonic Orchestra created a renaissance in dancing that crossed generational divides with its surprisingly popular Swingin’ in Vienna.
The semiformal affair, featuring ballroom and swing dancing, returns next month for its 15th year to new digs and a new night.
Longtime orchestra Director Doug Longman said it was a natural transition to move the popular event.
December 26, 2012
NEW — 6 a.m. Dec. 26, 2012
Prepare for closures at the Issaquah Community Center and the Julius Boehm Pool for the New Year’s holiday.
The community center is due to close for maintenance from Dec. 31 to Jan. 1. Then, the center reopens for regular hours Jan. 2.
Meanwhile, the pool is scheduled to close at 3:30 p.m. New Year’s Eve and reopen at 6:30 a.m. Jan. 2.
In addition to the community center and pool, officials plan to close City Hall from Dec. 31 to Jan. 1, and then reopen Jan. 2. Issaquah Municipal Court is open New Year’s Eve and then closed New Year’s Day.