Community center closed for holiday

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.


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Mail letters to Santa at community center

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.

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Pool, community center and other closures are planned for holiday

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.
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City offers new afternoon preschool class

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.

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Let your creative energy flow at Chalk Art Festival

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.

By Greg Farrar Audry Sammons (right) and her dad Bill show off their chalk-colored hands after working together on a work of sidewalk beauty during the 2012 Chalk Art Festival.

By Greg Farrar
Audry Sammons (right) and her dad Bill show off their chalk-colored hands after working together on a work of sidewalk beauty during the 2012 Chalk Art Festival.

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.

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Youth board to host Glitz & Glam night

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, or call 837-3300.


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Special Olympics tourney is set for Feb. 10

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.

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Organizations host father-daughter dances for Valentine’s Day

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.

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Swingin’ in Vienna moves to new venue, date

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.

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Prepare for Issaquah Community Center, pool closures

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.

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