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B2 WEDNESDAY 9 APRIL 8 2009 THE ISSAQUAH PRESS COMMUNITY CALENDAR tml HUNT HERE FILE The Sammamish Family YMCA Eggstravaganza is from 10 a.m. - I p,m. April 11 at 4221 228th Ave. S.E. There will be face painting, games, pictures with the Easter Bunny and an egg hunt. Call 391-4840. Easter The Issaquah Highlands an- nual Easter egg hunt is from 10 aim. - noon April 11 at Village Green and Blakely Hall. There will be a bounce house, giant slide, petting zoo, children's games, Easter egg hunts, live mu- sic and more. Go to www.ihweb- site. com. The Vasa Park Resort's sev- enth annual Easter egg hunt is at 10 a.m. April 11 at 3560 W Lake Sammamish Parkway S.E. There will be thousands of eggs, many prizes and pictures with the Easter Bunny. Call 746-3260 or go to www.vasaparkresort.com. Gilman Village's 18th annual Easter egg hunt "Not just for kids," is from 10 a.m. - noon April 11 at 317 N.W. Gilman Blvd. Children and adults can fol- low the Easter Bunny's trail through more than 40 shops and restaurants to find eggs filled with candy for children and spe- cial surprises for grownups. Af- terward, meet the Easter Bunny from 10 a.m. - noon for family photos near the central garden. Call 392-6802. Spirit of Peace UCC, an open and affirming Christian commu- nity in Sammalnish, invites you to Easter brunch and worship at 9:30 a.m. April 12, followed by an egg hunt at 11 a.m. at Pine Lake Community Center, 21333 S.E, 20th St. Go to http://spiritof- peaceuce, com. Events The Mountains to Sound Greenway hosts volunteer restoration projects from 9 a.m. - 3 p.m. April 11, including invasive plant removal at Tibbetts Valley Park and trail work on Lit- fie Si, North Bend. Go to www.mtsgreenway.org or call 206-812-0122. The Reach Out and Read book drive for Eastgate Public Health Center is through April 10. The goal is to collect 500 new and lightly used books for ages 6 months to 5 years. Drop them off in clearly marked plastic bins at Blakely Hall, 2550 N.E. Park Drive, or Caff6 Ladro, 1200 10th Ave. N.E. Come to the book sale at Blakely Hall from 9:30-11 a.m. April 7 or 10, make a purchase and 50 percent of sales will go to- ward free books for the center. Books may also be purchased on- line at www.ubah.com/BF30335. Save Lake Sammamish hosts the following cleanup events. Go to www.scn.org/earth/save- lake for details. April 11 -- Possible activity at Idlywood Park April 18 --The city of Bellevue is involved with a large activity in the headwaters of Lewis Creek The American Cancer Soci- ety Relay for Life Issaquah team captain meeting is at 6:30 p.m. April 14 at the Issaquah Val- ley Senior Center, 75 N.E. Creek Way. It's not too late to sign up a new team for the relay May 30- 31 at Skyline High School. Call 543-0208. The DownTown Issaquub As- sociation Spring Clean Up is from 9 a.m. - 1 p.m. April 18. Meet at the Hailstone Feed Store, 232 Front St. N., to help sweep downtown clean. There will be free pizza and refreshments. Call 391-1112. The Hobby and Volunteer Expo, is from 9 a.m.- 2 p.m. April 25 at Pickering Barn. Dis- cover local clubs, hobby groups and services organizations for the whole family. Call 837-3317. The Kiwanis Club of Is- saquah's 80th anniversary community auction to benefit children is at 5 p.m. April 25 at the Hilton Garden Inn, 1800 N.W. Gilman Blvd. Go to www.is- saquahkiwanis, org. Sponge hosts Kites & Cakes, a kite-making, cupcake-decorat- ing extravaganza, from 10 a.m. - noon April 26 at its Eastside loca- tion, 375 N.W. Gilman Blvd. RSVP by calling 274-5188 or e-mailing events@spongeschool.com. Sponge offers Spanish, Mandarin, French and Japanese immersion classes for children from birth through 7 years. Go to www.spongeschool.com. Fundraisers A spring fundralser lunch- eon, benefiting Eastside Baby Corner and the Issaquab Food Bank, is at 12:30 p.m. April 17 at Lake Sammamish Elks Lodge No. 1843, 765 Rainier Blvd. N. Tickets are $12. There will be gift bas- kets, raffle tickets and a fashion show. Call 392-8173 or 643-4521. Hoops of Hope, sponsored by the Issaquah Youth Advisory Board, is at 10 a.m. April 18 at the Issaquah Community Center. The shoot-a-thon raises fimds to help build a medical clinic in Zam- bia. Go to www.hoopsofhope.org. Religious/spiritual St. Joseph Catholic Church offers the following faith en- richment programs at 220 Mountain Park Blvd. S.W Call 392-5516 or go to www.sjcis- saquah.org. Holy Thursday service -- 7 p.m. April 9 Stations of the cross on Good Friday- 11 a.m. April 10 Good Friday service -- 7 p.m. April 10 Easter vigil service -- 8 p.m. April 11 The Belt Tikvab Messianic Congregation hosts Commu- nity Passover Seder, a celebra- tion of Exodus from Egypt, with insightful teaching and an excel- lent Mediterranean meal, at 5:30 p.m. April 9. Cost is $25 per per- son, with discounts for children ages 4-9. Call 793-3000. The lssaquah community is invited to a Maundy Thursday Fresh, home style menu selections We offer a menu to satisfy your 4 year old son to your 84 year old grandma. Great Value Generous Portions Fresh baked in-house desserts )bur consistent [hvorite since 1988 senior discounts Medows SbtppiBg Ceater en Mm.- Sat, 6am-3m m. 7am (next to QFC) 425,391.9690 t580 N.W. Gilman Blvd. Where It's Never Too Late For Breakfast! ,= Communion at 7 p.m. April 9 at Evergreen Community Churdh, 20112 S.E. 152nd St. Hazen Strings will present Holy Week numbers. Go to www.evergreen- communitychurch.net or cl 577-9004. St. Michael and All Angels Episcopal Church presents these Holy Week and Easter events at its Issaquah location, 325 S.E. Darst St. Call 392-3215. Maundy Thursday -- 7 p.m. April 9 Good Friday -- Noon April 10 Tenebrae -- 7 p.m. April 10 The Great Vigil of Easter -- 8 p.m. April 11 Easter day -- 9 and 11 a.m. April 12 What in the world are Christian Science reading rooms.'? Bring your questions and enjoy refreshments at an open house from 11 a.m. - 6 p.m. April 16-18 and from noon - 2 p.m. April 19 at 195 Front St. N. Call 392-8140. Classes ArtEAST offers the following workshops at UP Front [art], 48 Front St. N. Call 392-3191 or go to www.arWast.org. "What is Modern Art?" -- 7-9 p.m. April 13 -- $15 "20th Century German Art" -- 7-9 p.m. April 20, 27 -- $30 "Art Smarts I: Primitive to Greco-Roman" -- 11 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. April 23 -- $75 "Introduction to Glass Fusing" -- 6:30-9 p.m. April 14 -- class is $35; materials are $35 "Silk Knotting" -- 1-4 p.m. April 18 -- class is $40; materi- als are $25 "Foxtail Chain" -- 10 a.m. - 1 p.m. April 22 -- class is $40; materials are $30 "Miska Open Studio 2009 Workshops" -- 11 a.m. - 2 p.m. Mondays -- Call 922-6329 The free introductory work- shop "What is Ayurveda?" is from 7-9 p.m. April 15 at Fern Life Center, 710 Fifth Ave. N.W Call 391-3376 or go to www.fern- lifeeenter, com. Seattle Tilth offers "Con-. talner Veggte Gardening" from 7-9 p.m. April 15 at Pickering Barn, 1730 10th Ave. N.W. Cost is $25 for Tilth members, $35 nonmembers. Register at www.seattletilth.org. Issaquah Ubrary The library is at 10 W. Sunset Way. Call 392-5430. Tone Tales, for ages 2-3 with an adult, is 10:30 and 11:30 a.m. Apri9. An opera preview of "The Marriage of Figaro," by veteran opera lecturer Norm Holling- shead, is at 7 p.m. April 15. "A Brief History of American Quilts: 1800 to Present," by art historian Susan Olds, is at 7 p.m. April 21. Youth Registration is open for The Seattle Humane Society's Ani- mal Adventures Day Camp for Kids, for ages 8-11. There are three weeklong camps in July, each limited to 24 campers. Go to www.seattlehumane.org/explore/ educationkids for a schedule and registration form. Fax forms to 747-2985 or marl or drop them off at 13212 S.E. Eastgate Way. nior Center Center hours are from 8:30 a.m. - 4 p.m. Monday through Fri- day. Activities 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. A book/article discussion group meets from 10:30-11:30 a.m. the second and fourth Wednesday. Line dancing classes are from 10-11 a.m. Thursdays. Fee is $5. WEDDING Amy O'Rourke and Derek Warren O'Rourke, Warren Amy Kathleen O'Rourke and Derek Michael Warren, of Is- saquah, were married Feb. 28, 2009, at the Sorrento Hotel in Seattle. Annemarie Juhlian officiated. A reception followed at the hotel. The maid of honor was Katie Edwards, and Haley O'Rourke was the junior maid of honor. The groomsmen were Damien Fullerton and Erik Navarro. The bride, a 1989 graduate of Newport Senior High School, is the daughter of John and Janice O'Rourke, of Bellingham. She is a senior account executive at Court- Trax Corporation in Bellevue. The groom, a 1995 graduate of Marysville eilchnck High School, is the son of Stella McGlenn, of Marysville, and Steven Warren, of Victorville, Calif. Warren also graduated from the University of Washington, with a degree in zo- ology. He works as a corporate sales executive at Pivotlink Corpo- ration in Bellevue. The couple honeymooned on an eight-night Mexican Riviera cruise with ports of call in Los Angeles, Cabo San Lucas, Mazatlan and Puerto Vallarta. The couple resides in Issaquah. WHO'S NEWS Issaquah realtors recede new dations Cindy Hamman, a certified resi- dential specialist and a local Real- tor with RE/MAX Integrity in Is- saquah, has recently been awarded the Certified Negotiation Expert designation. The designation is achieved by real estate professionals who have successfully completed formal training in the art of negotiation. Agents who receive this certifica- tion are in the top I percent of all agents nationally. Larry Reichle of Windermere RE/East in Issaquah, has earned the Certified Distressed Property Expert designation, having com- pleted an extensive training course in foreclosure avoidance and short sales. Alex Charfen, founder of the Distressed Property Institute, said realtors like Reichle with the CDPE designation have valu- able training in short sales that can offer the homeowner much better alternatives to foreclo- sure. Pomegranate Center receives Evergreen Award The Pomegranate Center in Is- saquah has received the presti- gious Evergreen Award from the Executive Alliance for its innova- tive, collaborative model of com- munity building exemplified in its recent project in Walla Walla, transforming a vacant lot in a dis- advantaged neighborhood into a community park. The Evergreen Award is given annually to honor Washington nonprofit organizations for their contributions to our communities and the furtherance of exemplary leadership in the nonprofit sector. This year's award focuses on non- profits that exemplify the use of groundbreaking partnerships and collaborations. PETS OF THE WEEK Rapunzel, a 5-year-old kitty, is ready to charm you. She enjoys having her head rubbed and snoozing in high places. Have you been look- ing for love in all the wrong places? It's time to meet Ra- punzel. Tucker, a 2-year-old Aus- tralian shepherd mix, is ready to join you on all your outdoor adventures. This happy-go- lucky dog enjoys being around a lot of activity. Look- ing to spring back into shape? Do it with Tucker. These pets may already have been adopted by the time you see these photos. If you're interested in adopting these or other animals, contact the Humane Society for SeattJe/KJng County at 641- 0080, go to wvvw.seattlehumane.org or e-mail humane@seattlehumane.org. All adopted animals go home spayed/neutered, microchipped and vaccinated, with 30 days of free pet health insur- ance and a certificate for an e(amination by a King County veterinarian. The Seattle Humane Society is now open from noon - 6 p.m. seven days a week. Rotary clvbs honor students olr the mont]l The Rotary Clubs of Issaquah and Sammamish recently hon- ored their students of the month for February. Nox Hu School: Skyline High School Grade: 12 Category: Foreign language Parents: Douglas and Jelmy Hu Achievements: International baccalaureate certificate; honor society; 3.8 grade point average Likes: Mathematics III, biology II, chemistry, English and Japan- ese, all international baccalaure- ate courses Sports: Tennis Activities: Link Crew; Relay for Life; Japanese Club president and founder; Hyogo BCC Annual Skit & Speech Contest; playing basketball and tennis; hanging ' out with friends; reading manga; singing; board games Plans: Study medicine or com- munications Career: A job healing others or face-to-face communications Lummy Lin School: Skyline High School Grade: 12 Category: Foreign language Parent: Ning Kuang Achievements: 3.81 grade point average; eight international baccalaureate classes; national commended scholar; 2008 Teens in Public Service Intern, Kirkiand Arts Center award Likes: Spanish, literature, cul- ture, theory of knowledge, women's issues Activities: DECA, Sammamish Youth Board, Blue Sky Church, playing piano, makinggreeting cards, reading news, being with friends Plans: Major in nursing at Uni- versity of Washington Career: Work as registered nurse in psychiatric care unit; earn master's degree as nurse practitioner, specializing in women's health Kirsten Petersen School: Lib- erty High School Grade: 12 Category: Music Parents: Cynthia and Niels Peterson Achieve- ments: 3.94 grade point average; Reflections state finalist; Reflections Award of Excellence; junior of the year (art); student of the year (music) Likes: Jazz band and combos; Evergreen Philharmonic; KID- STAGE pit orchestra musician; Art Club; Physettes co-founder (math, science, engineering and renewable energy) Activities: Playing bass (elec- tric and upright); attending live music performances; traveling; visual arts Plans: Attend four-year university and major in environmental stud- ies/engineering; minor in music Rebecca Queitzsch School: Lib- erty High School Grade: 12 Category: Drama Parents: Chip and Mary Queitzsch Achieve- ments: Let- tered in drama; strong grade point average; high advanced placement test scores Likes: English, theater Sports: Ballet; Snoqualmie Nordic Ski Club's cross country ski racing team Activities: Bellevue Youth The- atre, Ballet Bellevue, reading, writing short stories and dancing Plans: Attend four-year univer- sity; double major in English and theater; considering law Career: Stay connected with theater COLLEGE == = z: Local student awarded state PTA financial scholarship The Washington State PTA awarded Connie Kim, of Skyline High School, a $2,000 scholar- ship for post secondary educa- tion from the Washington State PTA Financial Grant Program. Each year, the Washington NEWS State PTA awards financial grants to graduates from Wash- ington state public high schools beginning their freshman year of post secondary education. Washington State PTA grants are awarded on the basis of fi- nancial need, academic per- formance and leadership/com- munity service. CommumtF Together Classes, Seminars & Open Sew Workshops Traditional Quilting Fabrics & Asian, Batik, Flannels, Landscapes & More  Patterns & Notions Project Linus South Puget Sound Chapter DropOff Location 10% Guild and Class Merchandise Discounts Taylor Creek 00ilt Studio Open 7 Days a Week lOam - 4pm 425.432.TCQS (8277) 21639B Maple Valley Hwy., Maple Valley, WA 98038 I I lm rIvlI i [l I I1 I I? vI iII lI I [ll I] I I I IlI III III I I 1 I ili,'& II g II','J I I k,[I II ,q I I