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B2 WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 26, 2009 THE ISSAQUAH PRESS COMMUNITY CALENDAR FILE A DECADE AS NEIGHBOR Sammamish Nights, celebrating the 10th anniversary of the city of Sammamish, is fi:om 6-10 p.m. Aug. 29 at City Hall at Sammamish Commons, 801 228th Ave. S.E. There will be wine, food and entertainment by jazz musician Darren Motamedy. Tickets are $35. Purchase tickets at www.sammamishchamber.org. Events Fundraisurs Lakeside Center is holding an Autism Open House from 4- 8 p.m. Aug. 27 at 1871 N.W Gilman Blvd., across from the Hilton Garden Inn. All prospec- tive parents, current parents, pe- diatricians and families are in- vited to attend. Learn about pre- school classrooms, therapy pro- grams and meet new members of the staff. Call 557-0620 for more information. R.S.V.P. by e-mailing Rebecca@lakesideautism.com. Two recently born Bengal tiger cubs will be on display from 9 a.m. - 5 p.m. through Aug. 31 at the Cougar Mountain Zoo, 19525 S.E. 54th St. Admis- sion is $8 - $10.50. Call 391- 5508. It's Kid's Day at the Is- saquub Farmers Market, from 9 a.m. - 2 p.m. Aug. 29 at Picker- ing Barn, 1730 10th Ave. N.W. Children 18 and under are in- vited to sell handmade items. Register by calling 837-3311. Kaze Daiko Taiko Drum Band performs at 11 a.m. Pony rides will be on the grass lawn. Is- saquah Camera Club will display photos in the Hay Barn. Call 837- 3300. Sponge, a children's lan- guage center, in conjunction with Yuen Lui Studio, invites families to the free event "You're a Star!" to celebrate the Japanese and Chinese star festi- vals of the summer, from 10 a.m. - noon Aug. 30 at 375 N.W. Gilman Blvd. Teachers will facili- tate night sky-themed mini lan- guage classes in Mandarin, Span- ish, French and Japanese. Chil- dren, ages newborn to 10, will go home with a complimentary su- perstar snapshot. RSVP by calling 274-5188 or e-mailing events@spongeschool.com. Learn more at www.spongeschool, com. The Kiwanis Club of Is- saquah and the lssaquah Ro- tary Club annual joint meeting is at noon Sept. 8 at Our Savior Lutheran Church, 745 Front St. S. Gov. Christine Gregoire will be the program speaker. The Kiwa- nis Club will not be having its normal meeting on Sept. 9. The Issaquub History Muse- ums will hold its sixth annual Hometown Issaquah Reunion from 9 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. Sept. 12 at the Issaquah Depot, 50 Rainier Blvd. N. Longtime and former res- idents and pioneer descendants are invited to meet and socialize. There will be workshops about memoir writing, basic genealogy and preservation of photos and heirlooms. Call 392-3500 or e- mail info@issaquahhistory.org for registration information; forms can also be downloaded at www.issaquahhistory, org/home- town. Volunteers are needed to help record photo and family in- formation, as well as memories. Help children in need in the Issaquub School District by bringing school supplies (no backpacks) or cash or checks to XXX Rootbeer Drive-in, 98 N.E. Gilman Blvd., from 8 a.m. - 3 p.m. Aug. 30. Money raised goes to the school district's Nurses Fund to help children in need. The drive is sponsored by Camaro Firebird Club Northwest. You can mail checks made out to ISD Nurses Fund to The Issaquah Press, 45 Front St. S., Issaquah WA 98027, or donate online at www. cfcnw, com. Sleep Country USA's Foster Issaquah Ubrary The library is at I0 W. Sunset Way. Call 392-5430. The library is closed for La- bor Day. Freeplay -- for all ages, Tues- days, Sept. 1 - Dec. 31. Stop by the library to borrow a Nintendo DS and games and play at the li- brary for up to two hours. Freeplayers must have an un- blocked library card. Preschool story time -- 11 a.m. Sept. 14, 21 and 28 and 11:30 am. Sept. 15 and 22 Spanish story times -- 7 p.m. Sept. 14, 21 and 28 Toddler story times -- 10:30 a.m. Sept. 15, 22 and 29, and 10 and 11 a.m. Sept. 17 and 24 Mother Goose story times -- For ages 12-24 months, 11 a.m. Sept. 16, 23 and 30 and 10 a.m. Sept. 23 and 30 Stretch.,. Games Club, Rock Band Edition -- For middle and high school teens only, 4 p.m. Sept. 17 Study Zone -- 1 p.m. Sept. 15, drop in during scheduled Study Zone hours for free homework help from volunteer tutors. Mange Club -- For teens, 3 p.m. Sept. 21 Issaquub Libral . Book Dis- cussion Group -- The Plague of Doves," by Louise Edrich, 6:30 p.m. Sept. 23 Book Group Gathering, fea- turing Nancy Pearl, is at 9:30 a.m. Sept. 26. Pearl speaks about the pleasures of reading to li- brary and community groups throughout the world and com- ments on books regularl on NPR's Morning Edition. "Find a Nest," for adults, 7 p.m. Sept. 29, learn the tricks from a civil engineer on how to hunt successfully for foreclosed property and how to buy land to build your dream home Opera preview: "La Travi- ate," by Giuseppe Verdi, for adults, 7 p.m. Sept. 30 Kids School Supplies Drive is collecting donations of new school Youth supplies for local foster kids through Sept. 7. Bring new sup- "Harvest Still Lives" -- A plies, including pencils, pens, Parks and Recreation Depart- erasers, calculators, paper, back- ment One Day Art Workshops for packs, binders and pocket diction- ages 7-14, noon - 2 p.m. Aug. 29 aries to the Issaquah store, 730 at the Community Center, $14. N.W. Gilman Blvd., Suite Cl10. Register online at www.TheDraw- The store is open from 10 a.m.-9 ingBoardArtlnstruction.com. p.m. Monday through Friday, 10 Sixth Grade Night, 7-10 p.m. a.m.-8 p.m. Saturday and 10 a.m.- Sept. 11 at the community center. 7 p.m. Sunday. Call 313-9415. Games, crafts and fun activities. A professional magic show is at 8 Religious/spiritual p.m. Fee is $5. Parent volunteers are needed -- call 837-3317 if in- Bible Study Fellowship Sam- terested. mamish Day Women hosts an Districtwide Middle School introduction class for women Dance -- for grades 6-8 with and children from 9:15-11:05 photo ID, 7-10 p.m. Sept. 25. Fee a.m. Sept. 17 and 24 at Pine Lake is $5 at the door. Parent volun- Covenant Church, 1715 228th teers needed. Call 837-3317. Ave. S.E. The Book of John will be studied. E-mail tamiparker@com- Senior contot cast.net or call 392-9271. Center hours are from 8:30 Classes a.m.-4 p.m. Monday through Friday. Activities are open to "Beginning Genealogy: Dis- people 55 and older. The center cover Your Family History," is is at 75 N.E. Creek Way. Call from 3-4 p.m. Aug. 30 at the 392-2381. Church of Jesus Christ of Latter- "English as a Second Lan- day Saints, 26529 S.E. Duthie Hill guage: Intermediate Level" Road. This free class will explain 10:15 a.m.-noon, Mondays. the five basic steps to start your Line dancing classes, 10-11 family history search from square a.m. Thursdays, $5 one and inspire you to begin AARP Driver Safety, 10 a.m. - right away. Call 681-3312. 3 p.m. Sept. 8 & 15, $14 or $12 The Issaquah Arts Commis- for AARP members sion has paid for free art Computer Lab Tutor, free basic classes from 2:30-3:30 p.m. at skills, 1-2 p.m. Tuesday the Youth Center, 301 Rainier Keyboard Music For Adults: Blvd. S. Register by calling 837- beginners 11 a.m. - noon Tues- 3310. The schedule is: day; 1-2p.m. Thursdays Sept. 17 "T-Shirt Design" -- Sept. 14 - Nov.5, $100, keyboards pro- and Oct. 5 vided "Tie-Dye" -- Sept. 21 Stay Active & Independent "Mosaics" -- Sept. 28 for Life: Intermediate-level 9:30- "Batiking" -- Oct. 12 10:30 a.m. Wednesday and Friday, "Print Making" -- Oct. 19 Sept. 2 - Oct. 2, $35; beginner- "Play With Clay" -- Nov. 2 and level 11 a.m. - noon, Monday and 23 Wednesday Sept. 2 - ct. 7, $35 Divorce Recovery, a seminar Sit and Be Fit, 1:30-2:30 p.m. for those going through separa- Wednesdays, $20 tion or divorce, or trying to move on from divorce, is Tuesday evenings, Sept. 15 to Nov. 24, at Pine Lake Covenant Church, 1715 228th Ave. S.E. Register by calling 392-8636 or going to www.plcc.org. Child care is pro- vided by pre-registration only. winnerl =Won a $1OO gift ; VVllo 2009 : Thanksto all, whoplayed this year's co.t.t WHO'S NEWS CONTRIBUTED Connie Fletcher, Kiwanis Club President Judy Rogers and Joan Probala (from left), of the Kiwanis Community Services Committee, dis- play the calculators collected so far. Kiwanis challenges Rotary, chamber to school supplies drive The Kiwanis Club of Issaquah has challenged the Rotary Club and the Greater Issaquah Cham- ber of Commerce to see who can collect the most calculators for back-to-school backpacks, via the food bank. The goal is 100 per ecOUp by Aug. 31. Instead of col- ting pencils and paper, the fo- cus was on the TI-30x IIS calcula- tor, which the math curriculum committee chose as the best for Issaquah School District students. RE/MAX Integrity welcomes new agents to local office RE/MAX Integrity recently wel- comed the following real estate rofessionals to its Issaquah of_ ce: Barbara Atlons, Darryl Daniels, Roland Mathews, Dave Green and Linda Perri. Skyline graduate wins Gap Year scholarship Skyline graduate William Doer- field recently won a $1,000 Gap Year Scholarship in cash and edu- cational prizes. Doerrfeld applied to the Gap Year Scholarship pro- gram, which is related to the book published in 2008 by authors Beth and James Hood, "Where's the Map? Create Your Own Guide to Life After Graduation." Doerfield will travel with the program, Magic Carpet Rides, to Guatemala next year, where he will be able to experience a diverse culture and lifestyle. Issaquah resident awarded national scholarship Amanda Bard, of Issaquah, has been awarded a $2,000 Making A Difference renewable scholarship by Royal Neighbors of America. As a nonprofit fraternal organi- zation, Royal Neighbors of Amer- ica exists for the benefit of its members. It offers insurance products to fulfill a variety of needs for growth, savings and protection. The organization's philan- thropic efforts are dedicated to changing women's lives through its national programs and through the Royal Neighbors Foundation, a 501c3 charity. Benjamin Miller earns Eagle Scout award At an Aug. 17 ceremony in Is- saquah, the rank of Eagle Scout was awarded to Benjamin Miller at the home of his parents, Pastor Mark and Bethlyn Miller. Ben's successful Eagle Scout project was to plan, organize and supervise the cleaning of grave markers of veterans in the Is- saquah Cemetery. Ben collected buckets and brushes and recruited a company of volunteers, including other Scouts, to pay honor to former servicemen and women by spruc- ing up the stone reminders of their service. 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These pets may already have been adopted by the time you see these photos, ff you~e interested in adopting these or other animals, contact the Humane Society for Seattle/King County at 641- 0080, go to www.seattlehumane.org or e-mail humane@seatIlehumane.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~aminaUon by a King County veterinarian. The Seattle Humane Society is now open from nOon - 6 p.m. seven days a week. FROM PAGE B1 which raises money for EDVP," Anderson said. "The guild was looking for new ways to fundraise, a way to make a big chunk of money for the organiza- tion. Though not all guild mem- bers were cyclists, I thought, why not merge my two passions to help others?" The Cycle the Wave bike ride was born. "It was amazing to see how domestic violence touches more people than we know," she said. "Raisingawareness is b!g, be- cause often women don t know they are being abused unless people talk about it. "One in every four women is affected," Anderson added. Through the years, the guild has provided the Eastside Do- mestic Violence Program with more than $100,000 in funding, she said. "What they provide is that little bit extra we don't get else- where," she said. The group's 90 members are Members like Taylor and An-, convinced they can do more than derson said they saw their club s raise $23,000 from 200 riders as mission -- to use the power of they did last year. This year, they said they hope to have more women and help empower oth- ers -- in the things the Eastside Domestic Violence Program does every day. For instance, the Lakemont Ladies have helped each other learn how to change their own tires, perform first aid on the road, learn traffic and riding signals, and train women at dif- ferent levels to conquer their fears. "A lot of women didn't grow up doing many physical or ath- letic things," Taylor said. "For them, getting on a bike and rid- ing 3Omiles is an accomplish- ment. "We want to get them comfort- able to conquer their fears," An- derson said. "It is empowering and addictive." To learn more about what the Eastside Domestic Violence Pro- gram does, Anderson and the other ride coordinators arranged for Langdon to speak to them about the organization's shelters, crisis lines and therapy pro- grams. "The money the Rising Star Guild and the Lakemont Ladies will bring in through Cycle the Wave is critical," Langdon said. Especially now, at a time when funding is being cut and we are getting more and more calls and able to take less." Taylor said it is important to raise awareness about domestic violence. than 600 riders participate, but for that, they need community members to register. There are three routes instead of two this year, the 25-mile Girly Girl ride, the 42-mile Mid- dle Sister ride and the 62-mile Burly Girl ride. The 62-mile ride takes cyclists from Bellevue, up Cougar Moun- tain and up Tiger Mountain. Along the way, there will be awareness signs and informa- tion, as well as goody bags from sponsors like REI, the city of Bellevue and Veloce Velo. "Our riders can expect fantas- tic support, girlie surprises," An- derson said. "Great food and a few hills," added member Laura Halter, "and fun." And while men can't ride in Cycle the Wave, they are encour- aged to participate by signing up to make a donation online in honor of someone riding, or as a virtual rider. Women who may not be able to ride can also participate as virtual riders. "We are really proud of what we've done," Taylor said. "We want to make it more fun, raise more money and involve more people." Chantelle Lusebrink: 392-6434, ext. 241, or clusebrink@isspress.com. Comment at www.issaquahpress.com. AN OPPORTUNITY FOR COMMUNITIES When you buy a Build America Bond (BAB), you are lending money to municipalities to fired new capital programs. These programs finance roads, sdlools, hospitals and other projects that stren hen our communities. What does that mean for you? BABs could provide the opportunity to diversify your taxable income.* ~Diversification does not guarantee a profit or protect against toss. These bonds are so,ely backed by the issuing municipality and are not obligations of the U.S. government. Before investing in boT~ds, you should u~derstand the risks involved, including interest rate risk, credit risk, and market risk. The value of bollds fluctuates and you may lose some or all of your principal. Speak with your financial advisor to determine whether BABs are appropriate for your investment strategy. Steve bnnett 1700 NW Gilman l lvd Ste !05. 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