Sammamish Symphony to play Concerts in the Park on Aug. 21

August 19, 2014

The 14th annual outdoor concert series at Pine Lake Park continues Aug. 21 with the Sammamish Symphony Orchestra.

The concerts in the park are from 6:30-8 p.m. Thursdays through Aug. 28.

There is plenty of lawn space, so you can bring your own picnic basket. The Rotary Club of Sammamish will sell barbecue dinners and the Kiwanis Club of Sammamish will sell ice cream. No alcohol is allowed in the park.

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Petty Fever brings Tom Petty’s rock to Concerts in the Park tonight

August 14, 2014

NEW — 6 a.m. Aug. 14, 2014

The 14th annual outdoor concert series at Pine Lake Park continues Aug. 14 with Tom Petty tribute band Petty Fever.

The concerts in the park are from 6:30-8 p.m. Thursdays through Aug. 28.

There is plenty of lawn space, so you can bring your own picnic basket. The Rotary Club of Sammamish will sell barbecue dinners and the Kiwanis Club of Sammamish will sell ice cream. No alcohol is allowed in the park.

Petty Fever was named the 2013 Tribute Band of the Year at the Los Angeles Music Awards. The band’s salute to Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers is known for its high-energy performances.

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The Calaca Kings bring the funk to Concerts in the Park series tonight

July 31, 2014

NEW — 6 a.m. July 31, 2014

The 14th annual outdoor concert series at Pine Lake Park continues July 31 with The Calaca Kings bringing the perfect blend of funk, rhythm and blues and a jazz classics.

The concerts in the park are from 6:30-8 p.m. Thursdays through Aug. 28.

There is plenty of lawn space, so you can bring your own picnic basket. The Rotary Club of Sammamish will sell barbecue dinners and the Kiwanis Club of Sammamish will sell ice cream. No alcohol is allowed in the park.

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3 Trick Pony brings the hits to Concerts in the Park series tonight

July 24, 2014

NEW — 6 a.m. July 24, 2014

The 14th annual outdoor concert series at Pine Lake Park continues July 24 with 3 Trick Pony bringing the hits from current to classic.

The concerts in the park are from 6:30-8 p.m. Thursdays through Aug. 28.

There is plenty of lawn space, so you can bring your own picnic basket. The Rotary Club of Sammamish will sell barbecue dinners and the Kiwanis Club of Sammamish will sell ice cream. No alcohol is allowed in the park.

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North Country plays Concerts in Pine Lake Park on July 17

July 15, 2014

The 14th annual outdoor concert series at Pine Lake Park continues July 17 with the bluegrass sounds of North Country.

The concerts in the park are from 6:30-8 p.m. Thursdays through Aug. 28.

There is plenty of lawn space, so you can bring your own picnic basket. The Rotary Club of Sammamish will sell barbecue dinners and the Kiwanis Club of Sammamish will sell ice cream. No alcohol is allowed in the park.

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WingsNThings kicks off Concerts in the Park tonight

July 10, 2014

NEW — 6 a.m. July 10, 2014

The 14th annual outdoor concert series at Pine Lake Park kicks off the 2014 season July 10 by welcoming Paul McCartney tribute band WingsNThings.

The concerts are from 6:30-8 p.m. Thursdays through Aug. 28.

There is plenty of lawn space, so you can bring your own picnic basket

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Teen Fest is June 7

June 3, 2014

The city of Sammamish presents Teen Fest 2014 from 2-9 p.m. June 7.

The event kicks off at 2 p.m. with a skate competition in the Sammamish Commons, 801 228th Ave. S.E.

Competitors must be in middle or high school and must fill out a registration form and register in advance, which opens at 1 p.m. Registration fee is $5/residents with school ID, $10/ nonresidents. Helmets are required to compete.

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Students find joy and meaning in volunteering

February 21, 2014

For Taylor Woo, a particular memory stands out from her time working at Harborview Medical Center in Seattle.

Woo, a Liberty High School junior, serves as a volunteer patient care liaison at the hospital, one of the largest in the Northwest. One day, she was asked to speak with an 8-year-old boy who’d been in a car accident with his parents and younger sister.

The boy was responsive, but his sister lay in coma in an adjacent bed.

Above, left, Taylor Woo, a junior at Liberty High School, helps a visitor at Harborview Medical Center in Seattle. Top right, Issaquah High School senior Robin Lustig volunteers with organizations like Friends of Youth, the Issaquah Community Network and the Drug Free Community Coalition. Above, right, Skyline High School senior Jonathan Yee helps fellow students through the school’s Key Club and Link Crew, and also works with Treehouse, an organization that supports foster children.

Taylor Woo, a junior at Liberty High School, helps a visitor at Harborview Medical Center in Seattle.

“You can hear the heart monitor just beeping to her heart, and it was so hard to see,” Woo said. “It was sad how he couldn’t really comprehend what was happening with his parents.

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Middle school dance returns Oct. 18

October 15, 2013

The first districtwide middle school dance of the year is from 7-10 p.m. Oct. 18 at the Issaquah Community Center, 301 Rainier Blvd. S.

Cost is $5 at the door with an Associated Student Body card. Once youths enter, they may not leave prior to 10 p.m., unless a parent meets them in the lobby.

The Issaquah School District dress code applies.

The Kiwanis Club of Sammamish will sell concessions.

Adult volunteers are still needed. Call 837-3300.