Opportunities abound in Sammamish this Saturday
By KEVIN ENDEJAN
Issaquah Reporter Assistant editor
July 19, 2012 · 1:16 PM
Sammamish residents looking for activities this weekend won’t have to venture far from the Plateau.
The city is hosting three events Saturday, July 21, including one of its monthly walks in the park, construction of a bridge at Beaver Lake Preserve and a performance of William Shakespeare’s “Twelfth Night” at Pine Lake Park.
“There’s always something interactive and social going on in Sammamish,” said the city’s recreation coordinator, Lynne Handlos. “You don’t have to go very far to get involved.”
Here are the details on Saturday’s events:
• Join Sammamish Parks & Recreation Commissioners Rena Brady and Judy Petersen for a two-mile walk in Grand Ridge Park at 10 a.m., Saturday.
The excursion is a part of the monthly Sammamish Walks in the Park, which runs April through October.
The group will follow a trail that cuts through the dense forest above I-90, gaining about 350 feet in elevation.
The walk is intended as an introduction to the Grand Ridge trail system and will last approximately 1 1/2 to 2 hours.
Walkers will meet in front of the baseball fields at Central Park in the Issaquah Highlands and are encouraged to bring cameras or binoculars. No dogs are allowed. Register online at www.ci.sammamish.wa.us/events/SammamishWalksSignUp.aspx?Event=July%2021,%202012.
• Volunteers will build a new bridge across the tiny existing stream that cuts across the Kipper Trail — the path that links Beaver Lake Preserve and Soaring Eagle Park — beginning at 9 a.m. Saturday.
Helpers will meet at Beaver Lake Preserve and hike in with the necessary equipment. Volunteers should bring water and lunch.
The group plans to stay until the job is done. Heavy lifting will be required. Volunteers should be able to lift at least 50 pounds.
To register, contact Dawn Sanders at, www.myparksandrecreation.com/ParksTrails/Details.aspx?pid=335.
• Seattle Shakespeare Company and Wooden O productions will provide a free performance of William Shakespeare’s “Twelfth Night” from 7-8:45 p.m., Saturday at Pine Lake Park. The play, which is directed by Makaela Pollock, is showing at various locations in the Seattle area through Aug. 12.
The comedy focuses on love and its ability to unglue everyone in Illyria. When Viola, a castaway, disguises herself as a boy to find work as Duke Orsino’s servant, she gets caught in a compromising love triangle. Meanwhile, Olivia’s household cranks up their mischief making by tricking a stuffy steward into believing his mistress has fallen for him.
Seattle Shakespeare will provide another free performance the following week, July 28, of a “Winter’s Tale.”
Contact Issaquah Reporter Assistant editor Kevin Endejan at firstname.lastname@example.org or 425-391-0363, ext. 5054.