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Special Olympics softball: 6:30-8 p.m. June 6, practice starts. All skill levels welcome. Tibbets Park, 965 12th Ave. N.W., Issaquah. 425-392-5682.


Special Olympics softball: 6:30-8 p.m. June 6, practice starts. All skill levels welcome. Tibbets Park, 965 12th Ave. N.W., Issaquah. 425-392-5682.

Olive Crest Auxiliary Membership Party: 6:30 p.m. June 10. Learn how the Auxiliary helps raise funds for Olive Crest, a nonprofit serving abused and neglected children. Party held at a member’s home in Carnation; call for directions. 425-462-1612, ext. 1314, or

Remlinger Farms Strawberry Harvest Festival: 10:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m. June 14-15, 21-22 and 28-29. Festival theme is “Children and Their Imagination.” Features clowns, puppets and other live entertainment, rides, steam trains and pick-your-own strawberries. Call for cost. Remlinger Farms, 32610 N.E. 32nd St., Carnation. 425-333-4135, ext. 102, or

“Land of the Giants” film screening: 11 a.m. June 14. Thirty-minute Documentary features a history of the Snoqualmie and Issaquah valleys, and the old Native American trail that became the seven-lane Interstate 90. Presented by Friends of the Issaquah Salmon Hatchery. Cost: Free. Watershed Science Center, 125 W. Sunset Way, Issaquah. 425-392-1118.

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.

Mine Hikes: 10 a.m. June 28-29. 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.

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

Sammamish Farmers Market: 4-8 p.m. Wednesdays through Oct. 1. 801 228th Ave. S.E.

Issaquah Farmers Market: 9 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturdays through Oct. 11. Pickering Barn, 1730 10th Ave. N.E.


Issaquah Singers—“Fun Lovin’ Songs:” 7 p.m. June 6. Cost: Free. Issaquah Valley Senior Center, 75 N.E. Creek Way, Issaquah.

“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

Melelani Hula Studio— “I Miss You, My Hawai`i:” 11:30 a.m. June 7. Hawaiian hula show. Cost: Free. Pickering Barn, 1730 10th Ave. N.W., Issaquah. 206-818-5837.

“The Iron Curtain:” 8 p.m. June 13-14; 2 p.m. June 15. Workshop presentation of a new musical. Cost: $10-$12; free with Village Originals membership. Village Theatre’s First Stage Theatre, 120 Front St. N., Issaquah. 425-392-2202 or

Issaquah Chamber Orchestra: 7:30 p.m. June 16. Free concert sponsored by the Issaquah Arts Commission. Village Theatre’s Francis J. Gaudette Theatre, 303 Front St. N., Issaquah. 425-644-7246.

“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


“Busy Moms—Take Time for Yourself” workshop: 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.


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.


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.


First Aid and CPR classes: June 9 and 11; July 8 and 10; Aug. 5 and 7. Call for times, details. Cost: $50 for both First Aid and CPR. Prevention MD, 14681 N.E. 95th St., Redmond. 425-739-0700, ext. 204.

Wellness Club: 11 a.m. Tuesdays, June 10-July 29 (Sammamish group); 5:30 p.m. Tuesdays, June 10-July 29 (online group). Eight-week program offers nutrition and exercise tips, weekly weigh-in and prizes. Cost: Free; registration required. Call for location, details. 425-736-9795, 888-573-9777 or

Summertime Gladness! Transitions Weight Management Overview: 4:15-5 p.m. June 13. Learn about a program for losing and keeping off weight. Cost: Free; advance registration required. Call for location. 888-337-1871 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


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. Speaker: June 12, Gary Zimmerman, director of Fiske Library, to discuss PERSI (Periodical Source Index) and the Allen County Library. 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. 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.


Tyee High School Class of 1968 40-year Reunion: 6-10 p.m. July 19. Cost: $45. Atrium at Sea-Tac Marriott, 3201 S. 176th St., Seatac.

Tahoma Senior High Class of 1998 Reunion: 7 p.m. July 19. Class members asked to register via e-mail, and to pass on the information to other classmates. Reunion location: Snoqualmie Pass.

Auburn High School Class of 1968 40-year Reunion: July 25-26. July 25, golf at Auburn Golf Course and mixer at Emerald Downs; July 26, dinner at Copper Falls Restaurant at Auburn Golf Course. E-mail or see Web site for details. or

Auburn High School Class of 1958 50-year Reunion: Aug. 1-3. Call for details. 253-833-3845.

Auburn High School Multi-Class Reunion: Aug. 2-3. Reunion for classes 1956-1960 includes a picnic at Game Farm Park and dinner at Muckleshoot Casino Saturday, and a day at Emerald Downs on Sunday. 253-833-3845.

Inglemoor High School Class of 1968 40-year Reunion: Aug. 22-24. Includes: Friday, informal gathering at Dick’s Drive-In, Lake City; Saturday, day at the races at Emerald Downs, Auburn; Sunday, tour of Inglemoor and picnic at Rhododendron Park, Kenmore. E-mail for details. or

Hazen High School Class of ’88 20-year Reunion: July 25. Call or e-mail for details. Renton Holiday Inn Ballroom, 1 S. Grady Way. 425-204-5055 or

Sumner High School Class of 1968 40-year Reunion: July 26. Registration required by June 15. The Attic Banquet Hall, 1003 1/2 Main St., Sumner.

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

Kent-Meridian High School Class of 1968 40th Class Reunion: Sept. 13. Fairwood Golf and County Club, 17070 140th Ave. S.E., Renton.

Tahoma High School Class of 1983 25-year Reunion: Sept. 19-21. Includes classmates-only get together Friday night at Swinging Arm Bar and Grill, Black Diamond; alumni and spouses dinner Saturday at Muckleshoot Casino, Auburn; picnic Sunday. See Web site or e-mail for details. or

Kentridge Class of ’78 Reunion: Oct. 3-4. See Web site for details.

Bothell High Class of 1978 30th Year Reunion: Oct. 10-11. Oct. 10: Alumni-only event at Big Daddy’s Place Bar & Grill, 17626 140th Ave. N.E., Woodinville. Oct. 11: Alumni and spouse event at Russell’s Dining and Bar, 3305 Monte Villa Parkway, Bothell. For details, contact Bernadette Hoff at 425-483-2233 or

Renton High School Class of 58 Reunion: Oct. 25. Spirit of Washington Event Center, 233 Burnett Ave. S., Renton. 425-255-5023 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


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, through 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