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B2 WEDNESDAY' MARCH 11, 2009 THE ISSAQUAH PRESS COMMUNITY CALENDAR THE WORLD BY BIKE FILE The Friends of the Issaquah Library presents adventure bicyclist Willie Weir back with the latest tales of cycling in Columbia and Venezuela, at 7:30 p.m. March 11 at the li- brary conference room, 10 W. Sunset Way. Call 392-5430. Events The Mountains to Sound Greenway hosts the following volunteer restoration projects from 9 a.m. - 3 p.m. through the month of March. Go to www.mts- greenway, org for more informa- tion and to register or call 205- 812-0122. March 14 -- Ivy removal at Riverffont Park in North Bend and trail maintenance at Squak Mountain. March 21 -- Restoration at Up- per Luther Bank on Mercer Is- land and trail maintenance at Lit- tle Si in North Bend. Issaquah History Museums volunteer Stephen Grate leads an interpretive hike of the Grand Ridge mine site March 14. Meet at 10 a.m. at the Is- saquah Depot. Fee is $6 per per- son; $3 per person for members of the Issaquah History Museums. Call 392-3500 or e-mail info@is- saquahhistory.org to obtain a hike registration form, or download one at www.issaquahhistory.org. Issaquah-based Revelry will be one of several wineries fea- tured at the Sip of Sno- qualmie, a tasting of Northwest wines benefiting Encompass, on March 14 at Snoqualmie Casino. Pre-function VIP tasting is at 4:30 p.m. and is $150. General admis- sion is $50 and starts at 6:30 p.m. Go to www.snocasino.com. The Overinke Hospital ls- saquab/Sammamish Health & Safety Fair, from I0 a.m. - 2:30 p.m. March 21 at Picketing Barn, includes free health screenings, children's fingerprinting, home safety and emergency prepared- ness. Go to www.ci.issaquah.wa.us or call 837-3000. The Cougar Mountain Zoo Bird Show is at 1:30 p.m. March 21 at Cougar Mountain Zoo. The show is a unique and educational bird behavior demonstration that runs Saturdays and Sundays at 1:30 p.m. at the Wildlife Theatre. E-mail Robyn Barfoot at cougar- mzoo@aol.com. Sustainable Issaquab is host- ing a community meeting from 2-4 p.m. Mar. 21 at Issaqfiah City Hall's Eagle Room, 130 Sunset Way. Help develop a vision for the future of the community and plan actionable and lasting solutions to maintain or improve the livability and sustainability of Issaquah. Learn more at www.sustainableis- saquah.org. Send questions to sustainableissaquah@gmail.com or call 313-0201. The Sammamish Chamber of Commerce and Celebrating Women in Business presents "Thriving in Challenging Eco- nomic Times" from 1-5 p.m. March 22 at The Plateau Club, 25625 E. Plateau Drive, Sam- mamish. The Issaquah Chamber of Commerce's 2009 annual gala Showers, Flowers & Silver Lin- ings, is from 5:30-8:30 p.m. March 26 at the Hilton Garden Inn, 1800 N.W. Gilman Blvd. Members RSVP by March 20. Cost is $65 per member, or $520 per table of eight. Call 392-7024. The Department of Develop- ment and Environmental Ser- vices is offering a low-cost workshop, from 9 a.m. - noon March 26, at the Master Builders facility, 335 ll6th Ave. S.E., Bellevue. Fundraisers Curves of Issaquab is partici- paring in the llth annual Curves Food Drive to benefit IDeal food banks. Curves, 1091 N.E. High St., is waiving its nor- mal service fee for any new mem- ber who brings in a bag of non- perishable groceries and joins through March 28. Others wish- ing to donate may drop off non- perishable food items Monday through Friday during business hours. Call 392-2330. Friends of Youth's third an- nual fundraising luncheon Cele- hration of Youth is from noon - 1:30 p.m. March 19 at the Hilton Bellevue Hotel. Registration is free; there is a suggested donation of $150. For reservations or more in- formation, call 869-6490, ext. 326. Faith in Action hosts the benefit dinner and auction Festa Italiana at 6 p.m. March 21 in the Mary, Queen of Peace Social Hall, 1121 228th Ave. S.E., Sammamish. Tickets are $65 each, $500 for a table of eight, and can be purchased at www.FaithlnActionAuction, org. Religion St. Joseph Catholic Church offers the following faith en- richment opportunities at 220 Mountain Park Blvd. S.W. Spanish Mass 6 p.m. March 12 Stations of the Cross at 7 p.m. March 13, 20 and 27 Feast of St. Joseph Mass at 6 p.m. March 19 Lenten Penance Service at 7 p.m. March 23 For more information, call 392- 5515 or go to www.sjcissaquah.org. Classes REI offers the following free classes at its Issaquah loca- tion, 735 N.W. Gilman Blvd. Ca]] 313-1660. The Wonderland Trail -- 7 p.m. March 12: Learn about this 93-mile backpacking adventure during an informational slldeshow presentation. Bike Maintenance 101 -- 7 p.m. March 18: Get in gear for spring cycling by getting your ride ready. Intro to Seattle to Portland Bi- cycle Classic Seminar- 7 p.m. March 24: Learn logistics of what Relay For Life of Issaquah Man Builds Record.Size Tree House After Using Thera-Gesic BEXAR COUNTY- Tom W. applied Thera-Gesic  on his aching knee. then built a monster 1650 sq. ft. tree hot on his friend s ranch while his friend was on vacation. When asked why he built the tree hour, especially knowing his friend had no ki&% he painlessly replied: "None of your dang business!" Go painlessly with Thera-Gesic ' it takes to ride this cycling event. Living and Recreating in Cougar Country 7 p.m. March 31: Learn how to react when en- countering a cougar in the wild. Equine Medicine and Surgery offers the following flee classes on Horse Care Talks, Sundays from 1-4 p.m. at Eastside Fire & Rescue, 175 New- port Way N.W. Call 222-7555. March 15 -- Colic April 19 -- First Aid April 26 -- Anatomy "Do More Than Survive, Make a Difference through Your Work," presented by Belle- vue Community College's Center for Career Connections, is from 10:30 a.m. - 12:20 p.m. March 12. Register by calling 564-2279 or e-mailing career@bcc.ctc.edu. Learn more at http://bellevuecol- lege. edu/careers. The following free seminars are offered by the Squak Mt. Greenhouses and Nursery, 7600 Renton-Issaquah Road S.E. Call 392-1025 or go to www.squakmtnursery.com. Herbs at the Back Door -- 10:30 a.m. March 14 Herb Garden Design -- 10:30 a.m. March 21 Garden Design with Bulbs -- 10:30 a.m. March 28 The Yoga Barn offers a free Sunday class from 1:30-3 p.m. March 29 at 660 N.W. Gilman Blvd., Suite C6. Call 427-0038. Bob Miller teaches a free class, "Fix a Flat," at 6:30 p.m. March 24 at the King County Li- brary Service Center, 960 Newport Way N.W. Register by e-mailing bmiller260@comcast.net. Partici- pants must be over 18 or accom- panied by an adult, bring a bike, tire levers and a tube patch kit. Issaquah Ubrary The library is at 10 W. Sunset Way. Call 392-5430. The Mange Group meets at 2:30 p.m. March 11 and 25. Draw iour own mange and get pub- shed in the Manga Club Zinc. STARS Workshop: Promoting Infant and Toddler Language Development is at 7 p.m. March 12. The Dungeons and Dragons Gaming Group, for middle- and high-school students, meets at 2:30 p.nl. March 23. Bring your own dice and guides. Promoting Infant and Tod- dler Language Development is at 7 p.m. March 12. "Dances of the Middle East," presented by Shahrazad Dance Ensemble of Seattle, is at 1 p.m. March 14. Tune Tales, for ages 2-3 with an adult, is at 10:30 and 11:30 a.m. March 19 and 26. The Teen Book Group meets at 2:30 p.m. March 18. Talk about books you've read recently and hear about books other teens have enjoyed. The lssaquah Library Book Discussion Group discusses "The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian," by Sherman Alexie at 6:30 p.m. March 25. Spanish Story Times are at 7 p.m. March 16 and 23. Preschool Story Times, for ages 3-6, are at 11 a.m. March 16 and 23 and 1 p.m. March 17 and 24. Toddler story time, for chil- dren ages 2-3 accompanied by an adult, is at 11 a.m. March 17 and 24. Senior Center Center hours are from 8:30 a.m. - 4 p.m. Monday through Fri- day. Rctivities are open to people 55 and older. The center is at 75 N.E. Creek Way. Call 392-2381. Income tax preparation ap- pointments are available from 9 a.m. - 3 p.m. through April 14. Lunch bunch features an easy, healthy lunch option, based on the Healthy Living Lecture Series. Fee is $3. WHO'S NEWS Steve Rasmussen to lead education organization At its annual meeting in San Francisco, the Horace Mann League of the USA elected Is- saquah School District Super- intendent Steve Ras- mussen to the president posi- Steve Rammed tion. The league is made up of 1,000 United States' school leaders com- mitted to the belief that public schools are the cornerstone of democracy. The organization is dedicated to strengthening public education through legal action and recognizing individuals who promote public education through their leadership and service. "The Horace Mann League's President, like Steve Rasmussen," said Dr. Jack McKay, league exec- utive director, "is nominated and elected because of his stature among his peers, the recognition that he is a public education leader and advocate, in his region and nationally." Pomegranate Center wins award Milenko Matanovic, of the Pomegranate Center in Issaquah, received the Bill Grace Leadership Legacy Award March 5. The award celebrates Puget Sound leaders whose vision, com- mitment and unceasing efforts are significantly advancing social, en- vironmental and economic justice. Milenko founded the Pomegran- ate Center, a nonprofit organiza- tion dedicated to commulity gen- erated design and development. COLLEGE NEWS Local student receives scholarship at WSU Garry T. Fulghum was awarded a $2,000 Robert Austin and Jean Ward scholarship for his achieve- ments at Washington State Uni- versity. Fulghum, a 2005 graduate of Skyline High School, plans to graduate from WSU in May with a degree in construction manage- ment. He is a member of Sigma Lambda Chi honor society for con- struction management students, National Society of Collegiate Scholars and has been on the President's Honor Roll. Fulghum is the son of Patti and Francis Fulghum, of Sammamish. Local graduates named to Boston U. dean's list Sanunamish residents Courtney L. Allen and Kenny F. Lin and Margaret N. Sneeringer, of Is- saquah, were recently named to the dean's list at Boston University for the fall semester. Issaqnah grad makes Miami University president's list Priyanka Chandrasekaran, of Is- saquah, has been named to the 2009 first semester president's list at Miami University. MU students must achieve a perfect 4.0 grade point average to be honored for the excellence in academics award. Please recycle this paper. Form Your Team Today! Join the fight against cancer in Issaquah. May 30-31 Skyline High School Register online: www. Issaq uah Rela yForLife, org AMERICAN CANCER SOCIETY RELAY FOR LIFE 1.800.ACS.2345 www.cancer.org PETS OF THE WEEK Izzy, an 18-month-old bor- der collie/Australian shepherd mix, is the perfect buddy for outdoor activities like hiking and jogging. After a good romp outside, Izzy will relax by your feet. After being spayed and vaccinated, Izzy is now ready to meet her new best friend. Natalia, a 3-year-old kitty, is a calico beauty that will curl up by your side, purring her way into your heart. Natalia is busy chasing toy balls and gazing out windows in her cat condo. Natalia will wait as long as it takes for staff to find her a home of her own. 1here pets may already have been adopted by Re lime you see these photos, if you're interested in adopting these or other animals, contact the Humane Society for SeatlJe/KJng County at 641- 0080, go to www.seardehumane.org or e-mail humane@seattJehumane.or All adopted animaLs go home spayed/neutered, microchipped and vaccinated, with 30 days of free pet health insur- ance and a certificate for an examination by a King County vetennadan. The Seattle Humane Society is now open from noon - 6 p.m. seven days a week. Jeopardy PROM PAGE B1 Rabin read "Don't Know Much About History" and Shakespeare for Dummies." "Jeopardy!" tapes 10 shows in two days at its Culver City, Calif., studio. Two makeup artists tend to the needs of contestants. "You're instructed to bri,,g three outfits," Rabin said. If you win on the show, you have to change clot ,hing." The show s contestant coordi- nators keep the mood lively be- tween taping. Before the taping, Rabin practiced with the hand- held buzzer. "The more you practice with the buzzer, the better you'll do," she said. "Ken Jennings is a leg- end when it comes to working the buzzer." Jennings, born in Edmonds, holds the record for the longest winning streak on "Jeopardy!" In 2004, Jennings won 74 "Jeop- ardy!" games. He's also the show's all time prizewinner, with $3 million. Before taping, the contestants get to meet the show s host, Alex Trebek. "He's really funny," Rabin said. "He has a dry sense of humor," The episode was taped Jan. 20 and that week, Trebek made sev- eral references to Obama's inau- guration. The Feb. 24 airdate was bumped back to 9:30 p.m. on the Seattle TV station broad- casting "Jeopardy!" because of Obama's address to Congress. So, Rabin and guests watched the broadcast at its normal time, 7:30 p.m., on a Canadian televi- sion station. In the minutes leading up to the viewing party, Rabin was whip- ping up a batch of chicken stir-fry and brown rice for her guests. "Smart and she can cook, too," said her husband. Rabin breezed through the opening round, holding a big lead over her two opponents, winning $8,200. She led going into final "Jeopardy!" with $14,600. Going into the final commer- cial break, the contestants heard the final "Jeopardy!" category was American novelists. "Not good," Rabin said of her initial reaction to hearing the cate- " gory. "Literature is not my thing." The question: What is moral is what you feel good after, and what is immoral is what you feel bad after, he wrote in 1932? The other two contestants went first and correctly said Ernest Hemingway. Rabin wrote F. Scott Fitzgerald as her answer; she had wagered $9,600, so finished in third place. "Oh well, at least I went down swinging," she said. , For finishing third, she II re- ceive a check for $1,000 before taxes; that basically covered air- fare and lodging. Contestants are barred from ap- aring again on "Jeopardy!" so g as Trebek is, host, Rabin said. Also,' Jeopardy! contestants are prohibited from appearing on an- other game show or reality show for six months following their ap- pearance on "Jeopardy!" "I could do 'Deal or No Deal,'" she said. Seminar FRO/M[ PAGE B1 reers available in science, math and technology, many that I had never even thought of before. I love that the class sizes are small so that there is a lot of in- teraction and personal atten- tion," Cluff wrote in an e-mail. "The presenters are so unintimi- dating and approachable, and great role models for young women." The event helped her better understand what field she wanted to go into and provided her with an opportunity to ask questions of successful profes- sional women, she said. This year, her daughter, Angle, a sixth-grader at Pine Lake Mid- dle School, will aend the middle school seminar. "I'm really excited about the life science classes that are of- fered," Angle said. "I love learn- ing about animals and the hu- man body. It will be great to meet women who work in these areas and hear all about what they do in their job." SAMMAMISH CHAMBER OF COMMEKCE.dW Cefe00atinfl. 00omen w m(B00iness "women inspirin 9 women to the next level" presents Thriving in Challenging Economic Times Sunday, March 22, 2009 1-5 pm The Plateau Club, 25625 E. Plateau Dr., Sammamish, WA 98074 PRE-REGIsTER ONLY! www.sammamishchambcr.org Sponsored by