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


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

Town Hall Forum with Phyllis Huster: 6:30-8:30 p.m. May 9. All are welcome to meet and talk with Huster, a candidate for the State Senate. Issaquah Historic Train Depot, 50 Rainier Blvd. N., Issaquah.

“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

Walk for Aidan: 10 a.m.-2 p.m. May 17. Walk-a-thon is in honor of Aidan Leffler, 4-year-old son of a local teacher who has Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy. Event also includes refreshments, children’s activities and car wash. Admission: $10. Proceeds benefit the Aidan Leffler Trust Fund and Charley’s Fund. Sammamish High School, 100 140th Ave. S.E., Bellevue. 425-283-9938, or

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.

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.


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

“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.

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.

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

“Ten Grands”: May 17. Ten artists and ten grand pianos make for one great night of entertainment. Benaroya Hall, 200 University St., Seattle. 206-215-4747, or


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:


Bake’s Place: All performances 8-10:30 p.m. unless noted. Cost: $22 for show; $47.50 for show and dinner. Performers: May 10, Nancy Kelly Quartet; 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


ArtEAST: Ongoing: Art collective presents new “Collective Works” exhibits the first Friday of each month. Hours: 11-6 p.m. Tuesdays-Wednesdays; 11 a.m.-8 p.m. Thursdays-Saturdays. Up Front Art, 48 Front St. N., Issaquah. 425-996-8553 or

ArtStage Gallery at Kirkland Performance Center: Hours: Noon-6 p.m. Tuesdays-Saturdays, and during scheduled performances. Kirkland Performance Center, 350 Kirkland Ave. 425-893-9900 or

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


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. Ongoing attractions include “The Backyard,” a large-scale replica of backyard nature; “The PACCAR Garage,” a workshop for art, music and more; and “Waterways,” an area for building bridges, racing boats and more. 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,


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.


“Investment Fundamentals”: 6-7:30 p.m. May 15. Learn how to build and maintain a sound investment plan. Cost: Free. Sammamish Library, 825 228th Ave. N.E. 206-439-5720, 800-233-2328, ext. 5720, 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.


Blood drives: 8 a.m.-2 p.m. May 12 at Eastlake High School, 400 228th Ave. N.E., Sammamish; 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

Nutrition Club and Weight Loss Competition: 11 a.m. Thursdays through June 19 at Sammamish home; 5:30 p.m. Thursdays through 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


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