2008 Issaquah Community Auction: 6 p.m. April 26. Features dinner, wine and auction. Presented by the Kiwanis Club of Issaquah and the Issaquah Kiwanis Foundation. Cost: $75. Proceeds benefit Eastside agencies helping children and families. Hilton Garden Inn, 1800 N.W. Gilman Blvd., Issaquah. 425-392-3598 or


2008 Issaquah Community Auction: 6 p.m. April 26. Features dinner, wine and auction. Presented by the Kiwanis Club of Issaquah and the Issaquah Kiwanis Foundation. Cost: $75. Proceeds benefit Eastside agencies helping children and families. Hilton Garden Inn, 1800 N.W. Gilman Blvd., Issaquah. 425-392-3598 or

Tanzania Auction: 7-10 p.m. April 26. Includes live and silent auction, blues band, champagne and gourmet desserts. Proceeds will go towards a volunteer team trip from Sammamish Hills Lutheran Church to work on Tanzanian village construction projects, and assist school children and AIDS orphans. Cost: $15. Mary Queen of Peace Catholic Church, 1121 228th Ave. S.E., Sammamish. or

Issaquah Arbor Day Celebration: 11 a.m.-3 p.m. April 26. Along with annual planting ceremony, event features Environmental Expo, hands-on activities, guest speakers, electric car exhibit, bounce house and more. Tree planting ceremony: 2:30 p.m. Grand Ridge Elementary School, 1739 N.E. Park Drive, Issaquah. 425-507-1122 or 425-507-1107.

ArtWalk Issaquah: 5-9 p.m. the first Friday of the month, May 2-Sept. 5. Features more than 20 art venues, live music and more. Front Street, Issaquah.

Issaquah Eagles Pool Tournament: 2-6 p.m. May 3. Cost: $10 buy-in. Proceeds from food sales go toward Issaquah Communities Needy Families Fund. 175 Front St. N. 425-392-6751.

Providence Marianwood Spring Celebration Luncheon: 11:30 a.m.-1:15 p.m. May 8. Theme: “Grace Among Us.” Cost: $125 suggested donation. Proceeds benefit Providence Marionwood, a nonprofit Issaquah nursing home. Snoqualmie Ridge Golf Club, 36005 S.E. Ridge St., Snoqualmie. 425-391-2895.

Eastside Catholic Middle School Curriculum Nights: 6:30 p.m. May 8 at North Bend Library, 115 E. Fourth St., North Bend; 7 p.m. May 14 at Mary Queen of Peace Church, 1121 228th Ave. S.E., Sammamish.

Tanzania Rummage Sale: 8 a.m.-4 p.m. May 9-10. Includes electronics, furniture, books, toys and household items. Proceeds go toward volunteer team bringing medical and school supplies to Tanzanian villages. Sammamish Hills Lutheran Church, 22818 S.E. Eighth St., Sammamish. or

“Let Every Child Shine”: 6:30 p.m. May 10. Benefit event features musicians and artists Emanuel and Lenore Vardi performing, speaking and displaying their artwork. Proceeds benefit art programs for special needs children. Cost: $50. Emerald Ballet Theatre, 12368 Northup Way, Bellevue. 425- 883-3405, 206-236-8607 or

“Super Salmon Sleuths”: 9:30-11:30 a.m. May 12. Science program for preschoolers features slide show, exploration station, art projects, story time and fish feeding. Children must be accompanied by an adult. Presented by Friends of the Issaquah Salmon Hatchery. Cost: $5 per child. Registration required. Watershed Science Center, 125 W. Sunset Way, Issaquah. 425-392-8025, or

Mine Hikes: 10 a.m. May 17 and 25, and June 28 and 29. Steve Grate to lead slide presentation, followed by hike to an old Issaquah mining site. Registration required. Starts from Issaquah Depot, 50 Rainier Blvd. N., Issaquah.

Camp Gilead 60th Anniversary Celebration: 10 a.m.-4 p.m. May 26. Includes barbecue picnic, recognition of veterans, presentations, games and more. Cost: Free; registration required. 30919 N.E. Carnation Farm Road, Carnation. or

Downtown History Hike: 1 p.m. June 28. Learn about the history of Issaquah while walking through downtown. Cost: Free; registration required. Starts from Issaquah Depot, 50 Rainier Blvd. N., Issaquah.

Restoration Shop Olde Junke Sale: 10 a.m.-4 p.m. June 29. Features old and unused items, vintage tools and more. Proceeds benefit Issaquah History Museums. Restoration Shop, corner of Bush and First Avenue, Issaquah. 425-392-3500.

Salmon Science Camp: Mondays-Fridays, July 7-Aug. 8. Day camps open to ages 6-8, except July 21-25, which is for ages 9-11. Offered by the Friends of the Issaquah Salmon Hatchery. Cost: $145 for FISH members; $175 for non-members. Issaquah Salmon Hatchery, 125 W. Sunset Way. 425-392-8025, or


“Little Women”: Through April 27. Cost: $20-$55. Village Theatre’s Francis J. Gaudette Theatre, 303 Front St. N., Issaquah. 425-392-2202, 866-688-8049 or

“42nd Street”: 7:30 p.m. May 1-3; also 2 p.m. May 3. Eastlake High School presents the classic 1930s musical comedy, full of tap dancing and catchy tunes. Cost: $8-$12. Eastlake Performing Arts Center, 400 228th Ave., Sammamish.

Ladies Musical Club concert: 3 p.m. May 11. Cost: Free. University House, Issaquah, 22975 S.E. Black Nugget Road. 206-622-6882 or

“AIDA”: May 14-July 6. Cost: $20-$55. Village Theatre’s Francis J. Gaudette Theatre, 303 Front St. N., Issaquah. 425-392-2202, 866-688-8049 or

Cirque du Soleil—“Corteo”: Through May 25. Theatrical circus presents “Corteo,” described as “a joyous procession, a festive parade imagined by a clown.” Cost: $38.50-$210. Marymoor Park, 6046 W. Lake Sammamish Parkway N.E., Redmond.


“Three New Forestry Markets”: 6-9 p.m. April 30. Presented by Northwest Certified Forestry and King County’s Open Space Acquisitions Program. Registration required. Miller’s Community & Arts Center, 4597 Tolt Ave., Carnation. 360-316-9317.

Ikebana (Japanese floral art) class: 10 a.m.-noon Thursdays through May 1 and May 8-June 5. Cost: $76, plus materials. South Bellevue Community Center, 14509 S.E. Newport Way, Bellevue. 425-452-4240.

“Busy Moms—Successful SuperMom: Myth or Reality?” workshop: 7-8:30 p.m. May 6. Life coach will offer practical strategies for defining your own success, setting realistic expectations, and living your best life. Cost: Free. Registration required. Panera Bread meeting room, 17262 Redmond Way, Redmond. 425-533-4377.

Weight Loss Club/Competition: 11 a.m. Fridays through May 22. Includes individual coaching, weigh-ins, nutrition class and prizes. Cost: $29. Call for location, details. Also: 6 p.m. Mondays through May 26, web-inar class. 888-573-9777 or

History programs: 11 a.m. July 12, Eric Erickson to discuss “History of Preston and High Point”; 11 a.m. Oct. 11, Issaquah’s Oral History Video Project. Refreshments provided. Cost: Free. Issaquah Depot, 50 Rainier Blvd. N., Issaquah.


African Bike Drive: Through May 17. Project is seeking adult and children’s bicycles to send to Ghana. All bikes and parts are welcome, regardless of condition. Before May 17: Call to arrange pick-up or drop-off. May 17: 8:45 a.m.-1:30 p.m., drop off bikes at Sammamish City Hall, 801 228th Ave. S.E. 425-868-8448 or 425-836-4431.

Issaquah Food Bank: Accepts online cash donations, non-perishable food and usable clothing items (especially children’s and infants clothing). Food and clothing donations can be dropped off at 179 First Ave. S.E. Online donations can be made at Client hours: 10 a.m.-1 p.m. Tuesdays-Thursdays; 5-7 p.m. the first and third Tuesdays of the month. Volunteers are also needed. 425-392-4123 or 425-392-5836.


Church Rummage Sale: 9 a.m.-3 p.m. May 2-3. Lunch, pie and coffee available for purchase. Proceeds benefit worldwide outreach projects. First United Methodist Church of Bellevue, 1934 108th Ave. N.E.

“Downsizing and Beyond” retirement forum and luncheon: Noon May 12. Discussion of retirement-related questions sponsored by the church’s Older Adults Ministries. All are welcome. Cost: $5 donation; reservations required. Bellevue First United Methodist Church, 1934 108th Ave. N.E. 425-454-2059.

Camp Gilead: June-August. Nonprofit Christian camp offers week-long summer camps, including: kindergarten-third grade day camps, third-12th grade overnight camps; family and adventure camps. Call or see Web site for details. 30919 NE Carnation Farm Road, Carnation. 425-333-4311 or

Celebrate Recovery: 7 p.m. Thursdays. Christ-centered 12 step recovery program features worship, testimonies and small share groups. Crossroads Bible Church, 15815 S.E. 37th St., Bellevue. 425-392-8084 or

Meditation music evening: 7:30 p.m. the fourth Wednesday of the month. Features spiritually inspiring music a la Taize’ for meditation. Bellevue First United Methodist Church, 1934 108th Ave. N.E. 425-454-2059.


Blood drives: 8 a.m.-2 p.m. April 29 at Skyline High School, 1122 228th Ave. S.E., Sammamish; 9 a.m.-noon May 5 at Applied Precision, 1040 12th Ave. N.W.; 8 a.m.-2 p.m. May 6 at Issaquah High School, 700 Second Ave. S.E.; 8 a.m.-2 p.m. May 12 at Eastlake High School, 400 228th Ave. N.E., Sammamish. For Puget Sound Blood Center. 800-398-7888 or

Stroller Strides class: 9:30 a.m. May 5. Free grand opening class. Registration required. Issaquah Highlands, 1907 Park Drive at Trailhead Vista walking trail. Also: 9:30 a.m. May 6 at Snoqualmie Ridge, 7713 Center Blvd. S.E., Snoqualmie.

Nutrition Club and Weight Loss Competition: 11 a.m. Thursdays, May 8-June 19, at Sammamish home; 5:30 p.m. Thursdays, May 8-June 19, online webinar classes. Program features nutrition information, weekly weigh-in and cash prizes. Cost: $29. Call for location, details. 888-573-9777 or


Issaquah Library, 10 W. Sunset Way. 425-392-5430 or Library activities include:

• Guitar Hero Tournament: 3:30 p.m. April 25. All ages welcome.

• Issaquah Library Book Group: 7 p.m. the fourth Wednesday of the month. Topics include: May 28, “Blood of Flowers” by Anita Amirrezvani.

• Career Expert Allan Hay: 7 p.m. June 10. Hay, author of “Memory Mining” to discuss ways to improve one’s job interview.

• Story times: Library offers various child, family and foreign language story times. Call for details.

• Talk Time: 1 p.m. Mondays; 6:30 p.m. Thursdays. Practice English in a fun, friendly environment.

Sammamish Library, 825 228th Ave. N.E. 425-836-8793 or Library activities include:

• Mother/Daughter Book Club: 7 p.m. the last Wednesday of the month. Open to girls ages 9-12 and their mothers. Topics: April 30, “Julie of the Wolves” by Jean Craighead George; May 28, “Running Out of Time” by Margaret Haddix.

• Musik Nest: 7 p.m. May 8. Open to ages 2-3 with an adult to share songs, dance, and rhythm.

• Teen Book Lovers Club: 3:30 p.m. May 6.

• “Painless Planning for Retirement”: 7 p.m. May 14. Adrian Egger shares strategies to accumulate and protect your wealth.

• Sammamish Book Discussion Group: 7 p.m. the third Wednesday of the month. Topics: May 21, “The Pacific and Other Stories” by Mark Helprin.

• Talk Time: 7 p.m. Tuesdays. Adults can improve their English speaking and listening skills in this conversation group.

• Teen Book Lovers Club: 3:30 p.m. the first Tuesday of the month.

• Read Three, Get One Free: Students in middle-high school can read three books, write three short reviews, and get a new paperback book for free. Call for details.

• Story times: Library offers various story times for children and families. Call for details.

• Study Zone: 4-6 p.m. Mondays-Wednesdays. Students in kindergarten-12th grade can drop in for homework help.


Eastgate Expounders Toastmasters Club: Noon Tuesdays. The President’s Distinguished Club. Exponent Conference Room, 15375 S.E. 30th Place, Suite 250, Bellevue.

Eastside Genealogical Society: 7 p.m. the second Thursday of the month. All are welcome to attend and learn how to search for family. Also: 7-9 p.m. Tuesdays and 1-3 p.m. Wednesdays, genealogy help offered. Bellevue Regional Library, 1111 110th Ave. N.E., Bellevue. 425-747-6926 or

Eastside Quilters: 10 a.m.-noon and 7-8:30 p.m. the third Thursday of the month. St. Andrew’s Lutheran Church, 2650 148th Ave. S.E., Bellevue.

German Interest Group: 1-3 p.m. the first Friday of the month. Topic: May 2, ““Using Meyers Gazetteer of the German Empire to locate your Ancestral Home.” Group is part of the Eastside Genealogical Society. Bellevue Crossroads Community Room, 15600 N.E. Eighth St., Bellevue.

Haiku Northwest: 7-9 p.m. the first Thursday of the month. Haiku sharing and discussion group. All are welcome. Contact coordinator via Web site to confirm location. Often (not always) at Bellevue Regional Library, 1111 110th Ave. N.E., Bellevue. 206-240-0871 or

Issaquah Amateur Radio Club: 7:30 p.m. the first Wednesday of the month. Open to anyone, licensed or not, who is interested in Ham Radio. Issaquah Valley Senior Citizens Center, 75 N.E. Creek Way, Issaquah.

Issaquah Guild of the Children’s Hospital: 11 a.m. the third Thursday of the month. New members welcome. 765 Rainier Blvd. N., Issaquah.

Issaquah Kiwanis: Noon Wednesdays. Gibson Hall, 105 Newport Way S.W. 425-392-4016 or

Issaquah Rotary: 12:15 p.m. Tuesdays. Tibbetts Creek Manor, 750 17th Ave. N.W., Issaquah.

MOMS Club of Sammamish Plateau: 10 a.m. the third Friday of the month. Children welcome. Group also meets for playgroups, outings, moms’ night out, book club and craft nights. Pine Lake Covenant Church, 1715 228th Ave. S.E., Sammamish. 425-836-5015 or

Mothers and More Sammamish/Redmond chapter: 7 p.m. the first Thursday of the month. Members participate in scrap-booking, book club, movies out, Clutter Club, kids play groups and more. See Web site for details, locations.

Rotary Club of Sammamish: 7:30 a.m. Thursdays. Bellewood Retirement Apartments, 3710 Providence Point Drive S.E. 206-940-9098 or

Sammamish Area Woman’s Club: 7 p.m. the second Wednesday of the month. Club is a General Federation of Women’s Club Cascade Woman’s Club. Members participate in volunteer projects in the local area. New members welcome. Meetings in members’ homes; call for location. 425-898-8603.

Sammamish Kiwanis Club: 7 a.m. Wednesdays. Breakfast is provided and all are welcome. Sammamish Hills Lutheran Church, 22818 S.E. Eighth St. 425-922-3861.

Toastmasters of Sammamish: 7:15-8:15 p.m. Tuesdays. Room 121 at Mary Queen of Peace Church, 1121 228th Ave. S.E., Sammamish. 425-894-3424, or

Writing Group: 10:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Tuesdays. Meet with other writers to discuss your work and sip tea. Tiger Mountain Tea Company, Gilman Village, 317 N.W. Gilman Blvd., Suite 47, Issaquah. 425-941-2559.

Public Meetings


City Council: Meets at the Council Chambers at City Hall, 801 228th Ave. S.E., Sammamish. 425-295-0511.

Parks and Recreation Commission: 6:30 p.m. the second Wednesday of the month. Council Chambers at City Hall, 801 228th Ave. S.E., Sammamish. 425-295-0580.

Planning Commission: Meets at the Council Chambers at City Hall, 801 228th Ave. S.E., Sammamish. 425-295-0525.


West Seattle Indians Class of 1958 50th Year Reunion: June 6-8. All school reunion will be June 6 at the high school. Weekend also includes golf, dinner and farewell brunch at various locations. West Seattle High School, 3000 California Ave. S.W., Seattle. 253-931-1136.

Highline High School Class of 1953 55th Year Reunion: 5-11 p.m. Sept. 5. Call for details. Tukwila Doubletree Guest Suites, 16500 Southcenter Parkway. 206-948-8227 or


Alzheimer’s Association caregiver support group: 6-7:30 p.m. the second Thursday of the month. Free information and support group is open to care partners, family members and friends of individuals with dementia. Aegis of Issaquah, 780 N. Juniper St. 425-313-7364 or

Angel Care Breast Cancer Foundation: Trained survivors offer free emotional support to the newly-diagnosed, enhancing emotional recovery while going through treatments. Will attend consultations, chemotherapy and radiation appointments and have volunteers in your community. 206-417-3484, 877-417-3484 (toll-free), or e-mail

Eastside Compassionate Friends: 7:30 p.m. the second Thursday of each month. Group welcomes families who have experienced the death of a child of any age. Group has no religious affiliation. Holy Spirit Lutheran Church, 10021 N.E. 124th St., Kirkland. 425-325-0357.

Food Addicts Anonymous: 7 p.m. Thursdays. Group offers help and support to those struggling with food cravings and overeating. Cost: Free. Meets at a confidential North Bend location. 425-888-0314 or

Hearing Loss Association: 1 p.m. the second Saturday of the month. Lake Sammamish Foursquare Church, 14434 N.E. Eighth Street, Bellevue. 425-746-1074 or e-mail

Teen Camp Erin-King County: Applications now being accepted for free weekend camp. Open to teens who have experienced the death of a loved one. Camp provides support, education and opportunities for fun and fellowship to grieving teens. Camp slated for Aug. 22-24 at Camp River Ranch in Carnation. Call for details. 206-749-7689.


USS Maddox Destroyer Association Reunion: Sept. 3-7. For DD-168, DD-622 and DD-731. Reunion will take place in Oklahoma City, OK. For details, contact Cliff Gillespie at 337-616-8450 or

82nd Airborne Division Association reunions: Association is seeking veterans from the 82nd Airborne Division to join in conventions and other special events throughout the country. Call or e-mail for details: 937-898-5977 or


ARAS African Bike Drive: Through May 17, drivers needed to pick up donated bicycles; 1-4 p.m. May 4 and 8:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m. May 17, helpers needed to prep bikes for shipment. Call for locations and details. 425-868-8448.

Angel Care Breast Cancer Foundation: Breast cancer survivors needed to provide support for others battling cancer. Must be one year past the end of treatments and have good interpersonal skills. 206-417-3484, 877-417-3484 (toll-free), or

Evergreen Hospice: Volunteers age 18 or older needed to help terminally ill patients and their families throughout King and Snohomish counties. Training provided. 425-899-1040 or

Family Law CASA of King County: Children’s needs can get lost in the dispute between separating parents. Do you want to advocate for such a child? Volunteer for Family Law CASA (Court Appointed Special Advocate) of King County. 206-748-9700 or

Issaquah Chamber of Commerce: Chamber is seeking friendly volunteers to assist in providing a warm welcome and information to visitors at our Issaquah Visitor Information Center. Help is needed 1-5 p.m. Mondays and 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturdays-Sundays. 425-392-7024 or

Issaquah History Museums: Volunteers needed to welcome visitors four hours per month at the Train Depot and Gilman Town Hall. Training provided. 425-392-3500 or

Overlake Hospital Medical Center’s Cancer Resource Center: Volunteers needed to greet resource center visitors, assist clients in using the center’s self-serve functions, answer phones and provide clerical support. Training provided. Application, interview and orientation required prior to training. 425-688-5369.

Red Cross Disaster Action Team: American Red Cross is seeking King County volunteers to respond to local disasters. Volunteers must be on-call one week out of six, and will receive free training. 206-726-3566 or

Sammamish Farmers Market Diversity Days: 2-3 p.m. April 27. Organizing meeting for all volunteers wanting to help plan or work at the event. Market runs May 21-Oct. 1. Sammamish Library meeting room, 825 228th Ave. N.E. or

Stitches from the Heart: Volunteers needed to knit, crochet or quilt blankets, sweaters, hats and booties for babies in need. Items go to hospitals across the country. Patterns available. Donations of yarn or money also appreciated. Call for details. 866-472-6903, or