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B2 WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 2~ 2009 THE ISSAQUAH PRESS COMMUNITY CALENDAR SANTA'S ON HIS WAY FILE The lssaquah History Museums annual holiday open house is from 10 a.m. - 4 p.m. Dec. 5 at the Issaquah Train Depot, 50 Rainier Blvd. N. This free event features home- made cookies, coffee and cocoa, arts and crafts activities for the whole family, and live music. Children may get photos with Santa from 11 a.m. - 2 p.m. The Essie Blue Band per- forms traditional music (old time fiddle, bluegrass and coun- try) from noon- 4 p.m. Admission is free. Call 392-3500. Events Visit participating mer- chants on Front Street and in Gilman Village for the Deck the Halls Downtown window decorating contest. Cast your vote for the best decorations in the ballot boxes located in stores. And all are invited to join the DownTown Issaquah Association for the annual tree lighting at 4:30 p.m. Dec. 5. Go to www. downtownissaquah, com. Issaquah Christian Church's annual Christmas Tree Lot is open from 10 a.m. - 9 p.m. Mon- day through Friday and from 9 a.m. - 9 p.m. Saturday and Sun- day through Dec. 24 at 10328 Is- saquah-Hobart Road S.E. Pro- ceeds help support church mis- sions, including building homes in Mexico. Call 392-5848 or go to www.iccweb.org. The Fox Equestrian Center presents an Old Fashioned Country Christmas from 10 a.m. - 7 p.m. every weekend through Dec. 20 at 12031 Is- saquah-Hobart Road S.C. Get a photo with Santa and a gift for every child, from 11 a.m. - 1 p.m. and 4-6 p.m. each day. Call 206-383-4420 or go to http://fox- hollowequestrian, com. The 21st lssaquah Reindeer Festival returns to the Cougar Mountain Zoo with activities throughout December. Meet Santa Claus in his house from 10 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. Visit Santa's reindeer team. Go to www. cougarmountainzoo.org or call 3914508. The Issaquah Highlands Government Affairs Committee presents "We the People: How Our Government Works" from 6:30-8:30 p.m. Dec. 2 at Blakely Hall, 2550 N.lL Park Drive. Reps. ~.y Rodne and Glenn Anderson be guest speakers. An information night for girls in grades nine through 12 interested in playing lacrosse is at 7 p.m. Dec. 3 at Pacific Cascade Freshman Cam- pus, 24635 S.E. Issaquah-Fall City Road. New and prospective players and their parents are en- couraged to attend. E-mall mincinlauren@aol.com or Sharon@sharonandjeff.com. The Issaquah Chamber of Commerce annual Holiday Business After Hours event is at 5:30 p.m. Dec. 3 at Blakely Hall in the Issaquah Highlands. For more information or to register, call 392-7024. Mountains to Sound Green- way Trust hosts tree-planting events at Lake Sammamish State Park from 9 a.m. - 3 p.m. Dec. 5 and 12. To sign up to volunteer, go to www.mtsgreenway.org/vol- unteer or contact 206-812-0122 or volunteer@mtsgreenway.org. Our Savior Lutheran Church presents the Belle of Sound handbell choir concert per- formance "Let it Snow!" at 4 p.m. Dec. 6 at 745 Front St. S. A suggested donation will be ac- cepted at the door of $10 for adults and $8 for youths and sen- iors. Children younger than 8 are free. Call 432-0366. St. Michael and All Angels Episcopal Church and The Is- saquah Press present a Com- munity Messiah Sing-Along at 4 p.m. Dec. 6 at St. Michael s Epis- copal Church, 325 S.E. Darst St. All proceeds benefit The Issaquah Press' Merry Christmas Fund. Bring your holiday spirit and your voice or instrument. Scores and stands are needed. Cheese and a beverage buffet follows. The annual Issaquah High- lands Christmas Festival is from 4-7 p.m. Dec. 6 at Blakely Hall and Village Green in the Is- saquah Highlands, 2550 N.E. Park Drive. Proceeds from this year's festival benefits World Vi- sion. Festival attendees can also give a $75 donation to World Vi- sion to gift a goat to a needy fam- ily in Africa. Fun, Delicious and Inspira- tion Chachkes & Things is from Ask other dentists who's the best King County dentists voted Dr. Barry Feder A Top Dentist for 2009* * Seattle Metropolitan Magazine DEADLINE Items for the Community Calendar section need to be submitted by noon the Friday before publication to newsclerk@isspress.com. 11 a.m. - 2 p.m. Dec. 6 at the Chabad of the Central Cascades, 24121 S.E. Black Nugget Road. The event features five local artists and vendors, a latke bar and tales of every day miracles from noon - 1 p.m.R.S.V.P, to NSFarkash@Gmail.com. Fundraisors Through Dec. 24, Barnes & Noble in Issaquah will give lo- cal children in need .the chance to read by encouraging customers to donate a new chil- dren's book to Page Ahead Chil- dren's Literacy Program. Donate a book to Page Ahead by calling 206-461-0123 or going to www.pageahead.org. Religious/spiritual A lO-foot Menorah, con- structed from hundreds of candles for the first time in the Pacific Northwest, will be kindled at the fifth annual Chanukah Celebration at 5:30 p.m. Dec. 13 at Blakely Hall in the Issaquah Highlands. Call 427-1554. Learn more about Chanukah and ongoing programs of Chabad of the Central Cascades at www. chabadissaquah, com. Classes Ankhasha's Temple Of The Western Gate offers the follow- ing classes at 155 E. Sunset Way. Register by calling 391-3825. Is Your House Haunted? 7- 8:30 p.m. Dec. 7, $25 Discover Your Past Lives, 7- 8:30 p.m. Dee. 8, $25 Issaquah Library The library is at 10 W. Sunset Way. Call 392-5430. Due to the impending re- modeling of the library's meet- ing room, "Move Over Wizards! Make Way for Steampunk!" on Dec. 8 has been canceled. Study Zone has moved on- line. Study Zone Online sessions are available from 3-5:30 p.m. and 5:30-8 p.m. Mondays- Thursdays and from 3:30-6 p.m. Sundays. Learn more by calling 369-3312 or e-mailing apoyner@kcls.org. Manga Group, 3 p.m. Dec. 14 Talk Time, for adults to prac- tice their English-speaking skills, is at 1 p.m. Dec. 7 and 14, and 6:30 p.m. Dec. 3, 10 and 17. Youth The districtwide middle school dance, for grades six through eight with photo ID, is from 7-10 p,m. Dec. 4 at the com- mnnity center. Fee is $5. Conces- sions are available. Parent volun- teers are needed. Call 837-3317. The Issaquah Parks and Recreation Department offers the following classes/courses at the community center. Learn more or register by calling 837- 3300 or going to www.issaquah- parks.net. "Parent & Me Art," for ages 3- 4, 10-10:45 a.m. Wednesdays, through Dec. 9, $30; ages 4-5, 11 a.m. - noon, Wednesdays WHO'S NEWS Eastside Pediatric Dental Group staff participates in 2009 Winter Pineapple Classic Eastside Pediatric Dental Group's doctors and staff members dressed up as Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs, and participated in the Winter Pineapple Classic to show their support for the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society. Their team was Dr. Sally Sue Lombardi and her son Ben, Dr. Donna Qninby, Kristen Whitaker, Brandi Hill and her daughter Maci, Shannon Fillip and Christina Moon. The race is held annually at Magnuson Park in Seattle and consists of a 5K run with an obstacle course. "Every four minutes, a person is diagnosed with a blood cancer and this year, some of our pa- tients and their families have been affected. This was a fun way that we could show our support to those affected," Qninby said. "One of our guiding principles at EPDG is to practice philanthropy, build community and make a posi- tive contribution to society," Lom- bardi said. "Several times a year, we participate in events like this to make a difference. This event was a fun team-building experience and it's an excellent way to raise awareness for the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society, as well as give back to our local community." The team finished the race in just under 45 minutes and plans to participate again next year. Sammamish duo helps produce Rwanda documentary Sam and Mark Stendal, of Sam- mamish, were on the production team Rwanda Partners for "Wounded Healers," a film about the power of forgiveness, as it tracks Rwandan families forgiving the killers from the genocide. The film premiers Dec. 3 at the Seattle International Film Festival at the Seattle Center. A trailer can be viewed online at www.wound- edhealersmovie, com. Mark Stendal wrote and di- rected the film while his daughter Sam, 16, shot production stills and served as a production assistant. through Dec. 9, $34 "Write to the Edge" -- One-day writers workshop, ages 15 and up, 11 a.m. -5 p.m., Dec. 5, Hailstone Feed Store, 232 Front. St. N., $75 The dlstrictwide Middle School Dance, for grades six through eight with photo identification, is from 7- 10 p.m. Dec. 4 at the community center. Cost is $5. The lssaquah Youth Advisory Board presents W'mter Wonder- land Storytime, for families with preschoolers, from 10-11 a.m. Dec. 5 in the Issaquah Police Station Eagle Room. Create a wintertime craft and listen to some fun wintertime stories. Free, but donations will be accepted. oeruone O eeds a ittle lelp and rhen... I Stress Patty Groves, M.A. Depression lssaquah Creek Counseling Center Life Transitions 545 Rainier Blvd. N., Issaquah Loss and Grief www.issaquahcreekcounseling.com 1 Relationship Problems425 898-1700 PETS OF THE WEEK Fudge, a 2-month-old Labrador/rottweiler, is fluffy and playful. If you're ready for the challenge of raising a puppy, Fudge can be part of your family today! Duchess Anne, a 1-year-old black-and-orange tortoise- shell cat, is gentle and friendly. This kitty will make ~ou laugh as she plays with er wand toys. ~ese pets may already have been adopted by the lime you see these photos. If you're interested in adopting these or other animals, contact the Humane Society for Seattle/King County at 641- 0080, go to www.seattlehumane.o~ 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 examinaOon by a King County veterinarian. ]he Seattle Humane Society is new open from noon - 6 p.m. seven days a week. WEDDING Thompson, Grant Tracy Nicole Thompson and Andrew Halsey Grant were mar- ried at 6 p.m. Sept. 19, 2009, at the Woodmark Hotel, in Kirk- land, with the Rev. Todd Ander- son officiating. The bride's maid of honor was her twin sister Stephanie Wright. Her bridal attendants were Elizabeth Johnson, Lauren Seyda and Meghan Peck. The best man was Eric Donaldson. Bryan Case, Steven Chattin and Seth Peck served as grooms- men. The bride is the daughter of Steve and eaula Thompson, of Sammamish. She is a graduate of Eastlake High School, Western Washington University and Seat- tie University School of Law. She practices law at Ogden Murphy Wallace in Seattle. The groom is the son of Don and Roe Jean Grant, of Sam- mamish. He is a graduate of Sky- line High School, Gonzaga Uni- versity and Seattle University hcy and Andrew Grant School of Law. He is an attorney practicing law at Perkins Cole in Seattle. Following the wedding, the couple honeymooned in Mazat- lan, Mexico. They make their home in West Seattle. ENGAGEMENT Hustad, Ham Emily Hustad recently was en- gaged to Reece Ham. Hustad, the daughter of Ken and Judl Hustad, of Issaquah, is a 2004 graduate of Liberty High School and 2008 graduate of Washington State University with a degree in elementary education. She is a substitute teacher in the Spokane area and is pursuing a master's degree in education at Eastern Washington University. Ham, the son of Larry and Debbie Ham, of Spokane, is a 2008 graduate of Washington State University with a degree in business management. He is a project estimator at Dupree Building Specialties in Spokane. A fall 2010 wedding is planned. Emily Hustad and Reece Ham One call. One test. All the answers. KnowTHE REAL REASON why your child struggles in school. EASTSIDE CATHOLIC SCHOOL OPEN HOUSE FOR PROSPECTIVE FAMILIES Thursday, December 10 o fi - 8:30 p.m. Join us and explore the exciting opportunities we offer for students in grades 6 - 12. Learn more about our exceptional teachers, spirited students, inspiring academics, athletics and activities. Sammamish Campus 232-228th Avenue SE Sammamish, WA 98074 For more information contact the EC Admission Office at 425-295-3001. www.eastsidecatholic.org St. Michael and All Angels Episcopal Church & The Issaquah Press present... Community Messiah Sing-Along 4 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 6 St. Michael's Episcopal Church 325 SE Darst Street Bring your holiday spirit and your voice or instrument (Scores and stands appreciated) Cheese and beverage buffet follows Goodwill offering will benefit the Merry Christmas Issaquah Fund School grades and achievement test scores simply cannot reveal causes. Only a professional cognitive skills test can identify the source of your child's learning or reading struggles. HOW DO YOU MAKE THE BEST CHOICE? Stop guessing. You know your child's potential is too important to trust trial and error when making key educational decisions. Now with LearningRx's simple, affordable skills text you can know exactly why she struggles to learn or read--AND what you can do to turn that struggle into lasting Success. 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