Fundraiser Pancake Breakfast: 8:30 a.m.-11 a.m. May 17. Breakfast will be served by Issaquah City Council members and fire department personnel. Cost: $5 for adults; $2.50 for children 11 and younger. Proceeds benefit the senior center. Issaquah Valley Senior Center, 75 N.E. Creek Way, Issaquah. 425-392-2381.


Fundraiser Pancake Breakfast: 8:30 a.m.-11 a.m. May 17. Breakfast will be served by Issaquah City Council members and fire department personnel. Cost: $5 for adults; $2.50 for children 11 and younger. Proceeds benefit the senior center. Issaquah Valley Senior Center, 75 N.E. Creek Way, Issaquah. 425-392-2381.

15-Family Garage Sale Fundraiser: 8 a.m. May 17. Includes luxury rugs, recreation equipment, lawn mower, daybed and more. Proceeds benefit the Eastside FC Soccer Club’s trip to the Hawaii Regional Tourney. Corner of Issaquah-Pine Lake Road and Klahanie Boulevard, Sammamish.

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.

Master Chorus Eastside House Party: 2 p.m. May 18. Mingle with local dignitaries and enjoy entertainment and refreshments at a private Issaquah home. Cost: By donation. Proceeds benefit Master Chorus Eastside. Call for details. 425-392-8446.

“Confluence” Sculpture Dedication: 6 p.m. May 20. Doors open at 5:30 p.m. Features sculpture dedication, display of additional artwork artist Debbie Young, refreshments, and music by the Sammamish Symphony. Dress is business casual. Sponsored by Sammamish Arts Commission. Sammamish City Hall, 801 228th Ave. S.E.

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.


18th annual Bells and Berries Handbell Concert: 7 p.m. May 18. Concert followed by berry shortcake. Call for cost, details. Our Savior Lutheran Church, 745 Front St. S., Issaquah. 425-432-0366.

“The Last Starfighter”: 8 p.m. May 23-24; 2 p.m. May 25. Sci-fi musical offered as a Village Originals workshop presentation. Cost: $10-$12. Village Theatre’s First Stage Theatre, 120 Front St. N., Issaquah.

Issaquah Singers—“Fun Lovin’ Songs”: 7:30 p.m. May 31. Cost: Free. Pine Lake Covenant Church, 1715 228th Ave. S.E., Sammamish.

“A Rockin’ Evening”: 7-10 p.m. June 7. Features headliner band Astro Cats. Presented by the City of Issaquah and the American Moroccan International Exchange. Cost: $25. Issaquah Community Center, 301 Rainier Blvd. S., Issaquah. 425-837-3000 or

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


Bake’s Place: All performances 8-10:30 p.m. unless noted. Cost: $22 for show; $47.50 for show and dinner. Performers: May 17, Vibist Ben Thomas and Friends; May 24, Butch Harrison Quartet; May 30, Jay Roberts and Don Mock Guitar Duo; May 31, Belinda Underwood and Benny Green. 4135 Providence Point Drive S.E., Issaquah. 425-391-3335, or

Pogacha of Issaquah: 8-11 p.m. Saturdays. Live music, no cover. 120 N.W. Gilman Blvd., Issaquah. 425-455-5550 or

Vino Bella Wine Bar: Performances 7:30-11:30 p.m. unless otherwise noted. Ongoing: 8-10 p.m. Wednesdays, comedy nights. 99 Front St. N., Issaquah. 425-391-1424 or


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

Cougar Mountain Zoological Park: Zoo is home to cougars, reindeer, cranes, macaws, emu, lemurs, alpaca, wallabies and tigers. Hours: 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Wednesdays-Sundays. Admission: $8-$10.50; free for children 1 and younger and members. 19525 S.E. 54th St., Issaquah. 425-392-6278 or

KidsQuest Children’s Museum: Events: May 17, “Celebrate Washington”; 10:30 a.m. May 18, Concert in the Backyard. Hours: 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Tuesdays-Thursdays and Saturdays; 10 a.m.-8 p.m. Fridays; noon-5 p.m. Sundays. Admission: $7 for ages 1 and older; free for all 5-8 p.m. Fridays. Factoria Mall, 4091 Factoria Blvd. S.E., Bellevue. 425-637-8100 or


Eastside Edible Plant Sale: 9 a.m.-2 p.m. May 31. Features locally grown organic vegetable plants and herbs, selected by Seattle Tilth. Pickering Barn, 1730 10th Ave. N.W., Issaquah.

“Get Growing Organically”: 7-8:30 p.m. May 20. Presented by Seattle Tilth. Cost: Free; registration required. Pickering Barn, 1730 10th Ave. N.W., Issaquah. 425-837-3428.

Squak Mountain Greenhouses and Nursery: 10:30 a.m. Saturdays. Free seminars. Squak Mountain Greenhouses and Nursery, 7600 Renton-Issaquah Road S.E., Issaquah.

West Sammamish Garden Club: 10 a.m. the second Thursday of the month, September-June. Vasa Park Ballroom, 3560 W. Lake Sammamish Parkway S.E., Bellevue. 425-643-2722.


“Busy Moms—Take Time for Yourself ” workshop: 9:30-11 a.m. June 2; 7-8:30 p.m. June 10. Life coach will offer practical strategies for controlling one’s schedule and minimizing stress. Cost: Free; registration required. Panera Bread meeting room, 17262 Redmond Way, Redmond. 425-533-4377.

“Safe Surfing—Old Threats, New Technologies”: 7-9 p.m. June 18. Learn about what dangers are out there, strategies for responding to online dangers, and tips and tools to help kids safe. Presented by Youth Eastside Services as part of its 2008 Microsoft Parenting Lifeline Community Speakers Series. Cost: Free. Interlake High School, 16245 N.E. 24th St., Bellevue. 425-747-4937 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.


Village Theatre 2008-2009 Season auditions: Noon-4 p.m. May 28-30. Open to Actors’ Equity Association and non-union actors by appointment only. Bring resumé, headshot and prepare two monologues and songs. Call for details. Francis J. Gaudette Theatre, 303 Front Street N., Issaquah. 425-392-1942, ext. 108.

Master Chorus Eastside: Auditions open for all sections to perform in winter and spring concerts. All interested singers must have choral music experience and basic music reading ability. Appointments: 425-392-8530 or 425-392-8446. Details:


Blood drives: 9 a.m.-3 p.m. May 31 at Safeway, 486 228th Ave. N.E., Sammamish. For Puget Sound Blood Center. 800-398-7888 or

Nia classes: 9:30 a.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays-Saturdays. Class led by Randee Fox. Cost: Free for first class. Blue Heron Ranch Moving Arts, 25025 N.E. Eighth St., Sammamish. 425-858-3475 or


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

•Issaquah Alps Family Hike: 1 p.m. May 18. Meet at the library. Call for details, registration.

• Meet the Author—Steve Roberts: 7 p.m. May 20. Author of “WineTrails of Washington” to offer tips for enjoying the sights and wines of Washington.

• Meet the Author—Jennifer Worick: 7 p.m. June 9. Worick to discuss her book, “Backcountry Betty: Roughing It in Style.”

• Game On!: 3 p.m. Fridays through May 23. Teens can play Nintendo DS games at the library.

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

• Strategy Games Club: 3:30 p.m. May 30. Open to teens. Come play Wii, PS2 and board games.

• 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. Also 1 p.m. May 22 and 29. Practice English in a fun, friendly environment.

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

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

• 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.

Fifth District Democrats: 7-9:30 p.m. May 23, American Democracy Movie Night, featuring “Frontline” episode “Cheney’s Law.” Cost: Free. King County Library Administrative Services Office, 960 Newport Way N.W., Issaquah. • 7-9 p.m. May 29, dinner and “Issues in American Democracy” Discussion Group. Topic: “Absentee Ballot Only.” Cost: Free. Sammamish Public Library, 825 228th Ave. N.E., Sammamish.

German Interest Group: 1-3 p.m. the first Friday of the month. 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; 8:30 a.m.-5 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: Volunteers needed to help plan special events, work on newsletter, organize children’s activities and more. Market runs 4-8 p.m. Wednesdays, May 31-Oct. 1 at Sammamish City Hall Plaza, 801 228th Ave. S.E. See Web site for details.

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