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B2 WEDNESDAY DECEMBER 9, 2009 THE ISSAQUAH PRESS COMMUNITY CALENDAR C ONTRIBliYTED GIRL SCOUTS HOST BAZAAR The Girl Scout troops 50262 and 50121 hold their Bazaar for the Issaquah Service Unit from 1-4 p.m. Dec. 13 at the Hailstone Feed Store, 232 Front. St. N. On sale will be hand- made item by Girl Scouts, including beautiful wreaths, soy candles, knitted hats, cute beaded socks, hand-painted T- shirts, doggy biscotti, jewelry and many other wonderful gifts. Please help support your local Girl Scout troops by stopping by. The girls are raising money for trips and activi- ties; one troop is working toward a camping trip in Alaska after graduation to celebrate 13 years of Girl Scouts. Events Fern Life Center's Client Ap- preciation Holiday Open House is from 4-8 p.m. Dec. 9 at 710 Fifth Ave. N.W. There will be fun mini experiences of yoga, mas- sages and hand treatments to leave you centered, energized and relaxed. Receive a 10 percent discount off all products when you bring in a nonperishable food donation for the Issaquah Food Bank. Receive a vata skin cream for each adult friend you bring. Call 391-3376. Eastside Catholic High School hosts an open house for prospective families from 6-8:30 p.m. Dec. 10 at its campus, 232 228th Ave. S.C., Sammamish. Go to www. eastsidecatholic.org or call 295-3001. Shepherd of the Hills Lutheran Church presents A Little Night Music at 7:30 p.m. Dec. 18. This special concert by local young clas- sical musicians is to raise funds for the Ngateu Secondary School in Tanzania. Arthur Zadinsky, from the Seattle Symphony Orchestra, will share insights about the music performed, featuring a conductor- less teenage string chamber orches- tr a and string quartet. The church is at 24850 S.E. Issaquah-Fall City Road. Offerings will be taken at the door. 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.C. Pro- ceeds help support church mis- sions, including building homes in Mexico. There will be hot chocolate, apple cider, coffee and cookie treats with Christmas car- oling. 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. Also enjoy the Christmas Market, with an assortment of home baked items, holiday decorations, orna- ments and gifts. Decorate a gin- gerbread house or visit the arts and crafts table, where children can use their creativity to make homemade presents. Feed the furry friends special seasonal treats or enjoy pony rides. Call 206-383-4420 or go to http://fox- hollowequestrian, com. The 21st Issaquah 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. Go to www.cougar- mountainzoo.org or call 392-6278. Mountains to Sound Green- way Trust hosts tree-planting events at Lake Sammamish State Park from 9 a.m. - 3 p.m. Dec. 12. To sign up to volunteer, go to www. mtsgreenway, org/volunteer or contact 206-812-0122 or vol- unteer@mtsgreenway.org. Fundraisers Through Dec. 24, Barnes & Noble in Issaquah will give local children in need the chance to read by encouraging customers to donate a new children's book to Page Ahead Children's Literacy Program. Each Barnes & Noble store celebrates the holidays by hosting a book drive to benefit a local literacy program. This year, Page Ahead is serving 54,635 chil- dren in 24 counties in Washington state with 161,192 new books and related literacy services, including students at Lake Hills Elementary School, Northshore Head Start and Cascade Elementary School. Do- nate a book to Page Ahead by call- ing 206-461-0123 or going to www.pageahead.org. Religious/spiritual A lO-foot menorah, con- structed from hundreds of can- dies for the first time in the Pa- cific Northwest, will be kindled at the fifth annual Chanukah Cele- bration at 5:30 p.m. Dec. 13 at Blakely Hall in the Issaquah High- lands. The celebration will follow a public outdoor menorah lighting in front of the hall. Mayor Ava Frisinger and other elected offi- cials will light the Chanukah can- delabra. The event is coordinated by Chabad of the Central Cas- cades and features traditional Chanukah latkes and doughnuts, children's crafts and other activi- ties for the entire family. Call 427- 1654. Learn more about Chanukah and ongoing programs of Chabad of the Central Cascades at www. chabadissaquah, com. Come hear a live audio chat, "Genuine Peace at Christ- mas," at 11 a.m. Dec. 15 in the Christian Science Reading Room, 195 Front St. If you long to es- cape the commercialization of Christmas, let spending some quality time with God bring you the peace and confidence to maintain your joy during the hol- idays and spreadpeace to your friends and family. Classes ArtEAST offers the following classes at UpFront gallery, 48 Front St, N. Call 392-3191 or go to www.arteast.org. "Painting for the Fun of It," with Ricco DiStefano, from 6:30- 9 p.m. Dec. 14, $40 "Winter Wonderland," with Su- san Olds, 7-9 p.m. Dec. 16, $15 Issaquah Library The library is at 10 W. Sunset Way. Call 392-5430. The library offers the fol- lowing programs for teens: Manga Group, 3 p.m. Dec. 14 Study Zone, for grades K-12, call for times Freeplay -- all ages welcome with a library card and ID, play Nintendo DS ames Read Three, Get One Free! -- pick up an entry form at the li- brary or online at www.kcls.org/read3. Talk Time, for adults to prac- tice their English-speaking skills, is at 1 p.m. Dec. 14, and 6.'30 p.m. Dec. 10 and 17. Issaquah Library Book Dis- cussion Group talks about "Monkeyluv," by Robert Sapol- sky, at 6:30 pm. Dec. 23 at the Fire Station 71 Community Room, 170 E. Sunset Way. Opera Preview: '21 Trova- tore," by Giuseppe Verdi, 7 p.m. Dec. 29. Youth The lssaquah Youth Advi- sory Board presents Kids Night Out, for ages 5-11, from 6- 9 p.m. Dec. 11 at the community center. There will be games, crafts and crazy activities with an Under the Sea theme. Fee is $20 per child or $30 per family. Reg- ister at www.issaquahparks, net or call 837-3300. The Issaquah Parks and Recreation Department offers a free Kindermusik Music Class, for ages 16 months to 3 years, from 9:45-10:15 a.m. and 10:30- 11 a.m. Dec. 11 atthe colnmunity center. Join Rebecca Heib, from The Musik Nest, to dance, sing, lis- ten, laugh and play together. Senior 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. Special holiday singalong is at 11:15 a.m. Dec. 11. Second Friday movie mati- nees "Sleepless in Seattle" 1 p.m. Dec. 11 Holiday brunch with a patchwork of holiday tales is at 10 a.m. Dec. 12. Purchase tickets for $8 at the front desk. "Smart Ways to Buy or Change Medicare Part D Drug Plans," presented by Statewide Health Insurance Benefits Advisor Tom Malmoe, is at I p.m. Dec. 15. Party Prize Bingo is at 1 p.m. Dec. 17. The center offers the follow- ing day trips in December: Dickens Carolers Argosy Cruise, 10:45 a.m. - 3 p.m. Dec. 9, $42 Benaroya Hall Tour and "Holi- day Sounds" organ recital, 11:15 a.m. - 5 p.m. Dec. 14, $5 Neighborhood Lights With Gregory, 4-8:30 p.m. Dec. 16, $6 Fantasy Lights Spanaway Park, 4-8:30 p.m. Dec. 21, $13 AARP Driver Safety two-day course is from 10 a.m. - 3 p.m. Dec. 9 and 16; $12 for AARP members, $14 for nonmembers. "Beginning Computer," 2:30- 3:45 p.m. Thursdays, Jan. 7-28, $35 "Beginning lnternet Surf- ing," 2:30-3:45 p.m. Tuesdays Jan. 5-26, $35 Intermediate SAIL, 9:30- 10:30 a.m. Wednesdays and Fri- days through Dec. 18, $35 "English as a Second Lan- guage: Intermediate Level" 10:15 a.m.-noon, Mondays Line dancing classes, 10-11 a.m. Thursdays, $5 Computer Lab Tutor, free ba- sic skills, 1-2 p.m. Wednesdays Sit and Be Fit, 1:30-2:30 p.m. Wednesdays through Dec. 16, $20 Writer s Call 10:30-11:30 a.m. first and third Wednesdays, free BIRTH lan Thomas Westendorf lan Thomas Westendorf Brian and Amy Westendorf wel- comed son Ian Thomas to their Newcastle home Nov. 5, 2009. He was born weighing 8 pounds, 9 ounces and measuring 20.5 inches. ffH0'S NEWS 'Polar Bear and Cub' Issaquah photographer honored Thomas Kokta, of Issaquah, was chosen as a Highly Honored Pho- tographer for his image "Polar Bear and Cub" in the 2009 Na- ture's Best Photography Windiand Smith Rice International Awards. His image features a mother polar bear and her cub clinging to her leg. Tens of thousands of images from 56 countries were entered, and only 138 were selected for the special Awards publication. His image is featured in this year's Fall/Winter edition of Nature's Best Photography. To view a col- lection of his work, go to www. thomaskokta, com. VOLUNTEER CALL Friends of Youth is seeking girl donors and volunteers for its an- nual holiday gift giving program, Giving Tree, dedicated to fulfilling the holiday wishes of youth who would otherwise go without gttts. Volunteer positions include gatherers, gift processors, sorters/checkers and gift wrappers. E-mail Cheryl@FriendsofYouth.org or call 869-6490, ext. 309. Career Center specialists at ls- saquah High School are looking for community members to help in- terview seniors to fulfill a gradua- tion requirement before they're given their diplomas. The 10- minute interviews will be at the Is- saquah School District administra- tion building, 565 N.W Holly St. In- terviewers will have a short training session prior to interviewing stu- dents, given by the school's career specialists. Panelists are needed from 7:15-10 a.m. Dec. 9 and 16. E- mail cotec@issaquah.wednet.edu for more information. King County Library System Traveling Library Center: Share your love of reading with someone who cannot use the library. Volun- teers must be at least 18 years old, have reliable transportation to deliver materials and can se- lect, deliver and return library materials to one shut-in patron at least once a month, for one year. Training is provided and takes about an hour. The time commit- ment is two to four hours per PETS OF THE WEEK Max, a 4-year-old Pomeranian mix, would make dOg! He is a happy wqf0qs eager to please and enjoys being with people. Satara, a 1-year-old gray- and-orange tabby, is eager to play! She is a fun kitten who ovesc asmg ea er oys and playing with crumpled paper. lhese 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 Seattle/King County at 641- O080,.go to www.seattlehumane.org or e-maU humane@seattlehumane.org. All adopted animals go home spayed/neutered, mierochipped and vaccinated, with 30 days of fTee pet health insur- ance and a certificate for an examination by a King County veterinadan. file Seattle Humane Society is now open from noon - 6 p.m. seven days a week. CLUBS This week Cascade Llama 4-H Club: second Wednesday, 391-7988 Cascade Mountain Men: third Tuesday, Issaquah Sports- man's Club, 600 S.C. Evans St., club shoots the third Sunday, www. cascade rnountainmen, corn Cascade Republican Women's Club: 11:30 a.m. third Wednesday, Sammamish Plateau Club, 25625 E. Plateau Drive, Eastside Genealogy Society: 7:30 p.m. second Thursday, Bellevue Library, 1111 llOth Ave. N.E., Gene Fagerberg Friends of the Issaquah Li- hrary: 7 p.m. second Wednes- , day, Issaquah Library, 10 W. Sunset Way, 392-3571 Issaquah Garden Club: 10 a.m. - 1 p.m. second Wednesday, Tibbetts Creek Manor, 750 17th Ave. N.W., 603-0711 Issaquah Quilters: 10 a.m. - noon second Friday, Community Church of Issaquah, 205 Mountain Park Blvd. S.W., rvndlspl@aol.com Pine Lake Garden Club: 9:30 a.m. second Wednesday, occa- sional workshops and field trips, 836-7810 Social Justice Book Group: 1- 2 p.m. third Monday, Sammamish Hills Lutheran Church Fellowship Hall, 22818 S.C. Eighth St., shlcministriesCo)yahoo, com Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 3436:7 p.m. third Tuesday, Issaquah Valley Senior Center, 75 N.E. Creek Way, 837-9478 West Lake Sammamish Gar- den Club: 10 a.m. second Thurs- day Weekly Camp Fire Family Group: 7 p.m. every other Tuesday, 313- 1600 Greater lssaquah Toastmas- ters Club No. 5433:6:45 p.m. Thursday, Bellewood Retirement Community, 3710 Providence Point Drive S.C., 306-2232 or is- saquahtm@gmafl.com Guide Dogs for the Blind: 6 p.m. most Sundays, Issaquah Po- lice Station Eagle Room, 644- 7421 lssaquub Community Family Club -- Camp Fire USA: 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, usually at Clark El- ementary School, 500 Second Ave. S.C., 313-1600 Issaquub History Museums: 392-3500 or www.issaquahhis- tory.org Issaquub Networkers: 7:30- 8:30 a.m. every other Wednes- day, IHOP restaurant, 1433 N.W. Sammamish Road, www.ls- saquahNetworkers.com. Issaquah Vegetarian Meetup: http://vegetarian, rneetup, coral418 Jewish Juniors Club: 3:30- 5:30 p.m. Wednesday, Chabad of Central Cascades, 24121 SE Black Nugget Road, 427-1654 Kachess Klimber Snowmo- bile Club: www.wssaonline.corn Kiwanis Club of lssaquah: noon Wednesday, Gibson Hall, 105 Newport Way S.W., 391- 9275 MOMS Club of Sammamish Plateau: MOMS helping morns raise their kids in Sammamish and Issaquah on the Sammamish Plateau, www.rnornsclubsarn- rnarnish.org or 836-5015 Moms In Touch: For me in- formation on groups within the Issaquah School District, call Jan Domek at 681-6770 or go to www.Momsln Touch. org. Providence Point Kiwanis: noon Friday, Bake's Place, 4135 Providence Point Drive S.E., 427- 9060 Rotary Club of lssaquah: 12:15 p.m. Tuesday, Tibbetts Creek Manor, 750 Renton-Is- saquah Road, www.issaquahro- tary.org Rotary Club of Sammamish: 7:15 a.m. Thursday, Bellewood, 3710 Providence Point Drive S.C., 444-2663 Rhythm and Reins Women's Equestrian Drill Team: Sun- day, Rock Meadow Equestrian Center, 20722 S.C. 34th St., Sammamish The Toastmasters of Sam- mamish: 7-8:45 p.m. Tuesdays Mary, Queen of Peace Church, 1121 228th Ave. S.C., Sam- mamish, 373-6311 or davidlloy- hall@live, com Take Off Pounds Sensibly (TOPS}: 9 a.m. Thursday, Our Savior Lutheran Church, 745 Front St. S., 557-4710 or www. tops. corn month. Call 369-3235 or 1-877- 905-2008, toll-free. Eastside Baby Corner: Help fill orders each week, including car seats, diapers, books, for- mula, baby food and clothing, serving victims of domestic vio- lence and homeless families, health care providers, immigrant assistance groups, faith-based or- ganizations, food banks, school districts, low-income and transi- tional housing agencies, and community centers. Go to www. babycorner, org. Issaquah History Museums: Docents greet the public at the re- stored Train Depot and/or at the old Town Hall and adjacent jail, or help with mailings and scanning of photos. Volunteers with carpentry and mechanical skills are needed to assist in the maintenance and upkeep of the Train Depot and Gilman Town Hall. E-mall volun- teer@issaquahhistory.org or call 392-3500. :FLIN00.I(3t00TJ s HOM/i & CATORY You can count on us in your time of need. 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