October 1, 2013
As the salmon return, so do the thousands of people expected for this year’s Salmon Days Festival.
Oct. 5 and 6 will see coho, chinook, sockeye, kokanee and many festivalgoers make their way to the Issaquah Salmon Hatchery for a weekendlong celebration full of events, activities, food and music.
The homegrown event celebrates the return of local salmon as they make their pilgrimage from the Pacific Ocean back to the spawning grounds of Issaquah Creek and the hatchery. Approximately 180,000 people attended last year’s event, which was met with sunny, mild weather.
The Grand Parade will kick off the weekend beginning at 10 a.m. Oct. 5. It will wind its way down Front Street to the hatchery in a bright display of community spirit and appreciation of the surrounding environment.
August 26, 2013
NEW — 6 a.m. Aug. 26, 2013
Enjoy the last of summer’s free, family-friendly concerts from 7-8:30 p.m. Aug. 27 on the lawn of the Issaquah Community Center, 301 Rainier Blvd. S.
Hairstorm will perform ‘80’s rock while the Kiwanis Club of Issaquah provides on-site concessions. Crowds start gathering as early as 6 p.m., so arrive early to grab a spot.
The event does not allow alcohol or pets.
Concerts on the Green are presented by the city Parks & Recreation Department and the city Arts Commission, in collaboration with the Kiwanis Club. This final concert for the summer is sponsored by Cascade Water Alliance.
July 2, 2013
Music will play on the community center green again this summer as the city and the Kiwanis Club of Issaquah bring back the 17th annual Concerts on the Green series beginning July 9.
For eight weeks, different bands will bring a variety of performances and sounds for the free and family friendly occasion, regarded by many as an event special to Issaquah.
“We do have a great lineup this year,” said Jera Gilmore, the city’s event coordinator who has helped set up the concerts for the past nine years. “There is a lot of diversity. It’s kind of been a focus for us.”
In the interest of involving as many people as possible to enjoy the music, the Parks & Recreation Department has made a special effort to bring as much variety as possible in the acts that will perform. Gilmore said organizers strive to find good tribute and cover acts that can engage a large number of people. Bands listed on the schedule range from a Creedence Clearwater Revival tribute act to a Latin fusion group.
June 4, 2013
April 30, 2013
As part of the Issaquah Farmers Market on May 4, the city will host the 14th annual Hobby and Volunteer Expo.
From 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. in Pickering Barn, local area nonprofits and volunteer organizations will have information and opportunities available for interested citizens.
April 23, 2013
Kiwanis Club of Issaquah is seeking nominations for three awards, to be presented at the city’s Annual Community Awards. Anyone is welcome to submit a nomination.
The three awards are:
- Volunteer of the Year Award — to honor a person whose efforts have made a huge difference in the community.
Nominees should frequently volunteer in the greater Issaquah area; exhibit their commitment by contributing a large number of hours over a significant period of time; and have achieved outstanding results for the betterment of the community.
April 9, 2013
Jitterbug the night away in celebration of the Kiwanis Club of Issaquah and its 84 years of community service.
On April 26, the nonprofit organization will hold its annual community auction with a Sock Hop Dance in the Pickering Barn, beginning at 6 p.m. Themed around the 1950s, the club will provide food, drinks, entertainment and many things for attendees to bid on.
Price for admission will be $40. All funds raised through the auction will go directly to help those in need in the Issaquah community.
March 26, 2013
Get hopping at the Kiwanis Club Sock Hop Dance and Auction on April 26.
Your $40 ticket gets you into the dance and auction, two drink tickets and your choice of dinner. Meal choices are three different sliders: smoked chopped brisket, smoked chopped pork, Thai lamb, or a vegetarian burger. All meals also include salad and dessert.
January 29, 2013
Local Realtors earn regional leadership posts
Joan Probala, a managing broker at Windermere Real Estate/East in Issaquah, has been elected as the 2013 president of the Seattle King County Realtors.
Probala, a real estate professional since 1990 and resident of Issaquah, serves as vice chairwoman of the Issaquah Planning Policy Commission, chairwoman of the Issaquah Arts Commission and survivor chairwoman for Issaquah Relay for Life. In addition, she is a past president of the Issaquah Chamber of Commerce and Kiwanis Club of Issaquah.
Also named to the leadership team was Mike Winkler, principal managing broker at Coldwell Banker Bain Issaquah, as this year’s East Region director.
January 26, 2013
NEW — 6 a.m. Jan. 26, 2013
Washington high school juniors and seniors interested in a law enforcement career can spend a week learning about job opportunities in the field.
The 36th annual Washington State Patrol-Kiwanis Youth Law Enforcement Career Camp is accepting applications. May 10 is the application deadline.
The camp provides high school students with the opportunity to explore job opportunities in the law enforcement field. Participants can experience the law enforcement problems and challenges encountered by officers on a daily basis, and then learn how to handle the situations in a professional manner.