Around Town | Items of public interest in Issaquah and Sammamish

Walks, Dogs and the Trolley are all a part of the weekend ahead.

Feet First walks come to Issaquah

Feet First – a community walking activity – will come to Issaquah on Saturday, Aug. 10. Beginning at 10 a.m.  walkers will visit the back streets of Olde Town, city parks, rain gardens and a community pea-patch. The walk begins and ends in the parking lot next to Issaquah Coffee Company, 317 NW Gilman Blvd. and will be led by neighborhood walking ambassador Lori Danielson.

More information is available at

Bark for Life held Saturday

The American Cancer Society invites you and your four-legged friends to participate in the second annual Issaquah Bark for Life on Saturday Aug. 10.

The fundraising event honors canine cancer survivors and caregivers  in a festive dog-friendly environment. There will be contests, pet portraits, raffles and exhibitions.

Bark for Life will be held from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Issaquah Highlands Bark Park, 2201 NE Natalie Way. Registration begins at 10:30 a.m.

Advance registration can be made at More information is available by contacting Erika Simon at

Issaquah Trolley will roll again

The Issaquah Valley Trolley is scheduled to go into service Aug. 10. A celebration will take place at 11 a.m. and rides for the public will start at 1 p.m.

Once in regular operation, the car will depart from the historic Issaquah Depot on Saturdays and Sundays, 11 a.m. to 3 p.m., through the fall.

A project of the Issaquah History Museums, the trolley is designed to help interpret the history of Issaquah and to attract visitors to the Depot and Gilman Town Hall museums and to the Olde Town section of the city.

For more information the open house or to learn about volunteer opportunities, email or call 425-391-8186.