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B~ WEDNESDAY~ DECEMBER 16, 2009 THE ISSAQUAH PRESS COMMUNITY CALENDAR DEADUNE Items for the Community Calendar section need to be submitted by noon the Friday before publication to news- clerk@isspress.com. the application for the boater's card. Class fee is $30. Sign up online at www.bellevuepower- squadron, org/education. Issaquah Library FILE CHRISTMAS WITH HORSES The Fox Equestrian Center presents an Old Fashioned Country Christmas from 10 a.m. - 7 p.m. every weekend through Dec. 20 at 12031 Issaquah-Hobart Road S.C. Get a photo with Santa and a gift for every child, from 11 a.m. - I p.m. and 4-6 p.m. each day. Also enjoy the Christmas Market, with an assortment of home baked items, holiday decorations, ornaments and gifts. Decorate a gingerbread 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. In the evening, there will be a huge bonfire, marshmallow roasting and hot apple cider. Call 206-383-4420 or go to http://foxhollowequestrian, com. [vents The 21st Issaquab Reindeer Festival returns to the Cougar Mountain Zoo with activities of $6 includes popcorn, movies, hot chocolate and bouncing at the holiday party. Call 222-5439. Fundraisers The library is at 10 W. Sunset Way. Call 392-5430. Study Zone, for grades K-12, call for times Freeplay -- all ages welcome with a library card and ID, play Nintendo DS games 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 6:30 p.m. Dec. 17. Issaquah Library Book Dis- cussion Group talks about "Monkeyluv," by Robert Sapol- sky, at 6:30 pro. Dec. 23 at the Fire Station 71 Community Room, 170 E. Sunset Way. Opera Preview: "II Trova- tore," by Giuseppe Verdi, 7 p.m. Dec. 29. 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. Can 392-2381. Party Prize Bingo is at I p.m. Dec. 17. The center offers the follow- throughout December. Meet Santa ing day trips in December: Claus in his house from 10 a.m. - Through Dec. 24, Barnes & , Neighborhood Lights With 4:30 p.m. Visit Santa's reindeer Noble in lssmluah will give lo- Gregory, 4-8:30 p.m. Dec. 16, $6 team. Have your face painted by cal children in need the chance , Fantasy Lights Spanaway one of the happy elves from noon to read by encouraging customers Park, 4-8:30 p.m. Dec. 21, $13 - 2 p.m. daily. Leave a letter for to donate a new children s book to AARP Driver Safety two-day Santa at Santa's Post Office. Enjoy hot chocolate, kettle corn, apple cider, cookies, candy canes and more. Don't forget -- bring a new, unwrapped present for Toys, for Tots and receive a free child sad- mission to the zoo for after the festival. Go to www. cougarmoun- tainzoo.org or call 392-6278. 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- 8aquah-Hobart Road S.E. Proceeds help support church missions, in- cluding building homes in Mexico. There will be hot chocolate, apple cider, coffee and cookie treats with Christmas caroling. Call 392-5848 or go to www.iccweb.org. Shepherd of the Hills Lutheran Church presents A Lit- fie Night Music at 7:30 p.m. Dec. 18. This special concert by local young classical musicians is to raise funds for the Ngateu Secondary School in Tanzania. Arthur Zadin- sky, from the Seattle Symphony Or- chestra, will share insights about the music performed, featuring a conductorless teenage string cham- ber orchestra and string quartet. The church is at 24850 S.E. Is- saquah-Fall City Road. Offerings will be taken at the door. Holiday Movie Night is from 6- 7:30 p.m. Dec. 21 at Kidz Bounce, 8178 304th Ave. S.E. Drop-in price 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,I92 new books and related literacy services, including students at Lake Hills Elementary School, Northshore Head Start and Cascade Elementary School. Donate a book to Page Ahead by calling 206-461-0123 or going to www.pageahead.org. Classes Jazzercise is from 4:30-5:30 p.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays at Gibson Hall, 105 Newport Way S.W. Class includes warm-up, aer- obic, toning and stretch routines combining dance, resistance training, eilates, yoga, kick box- ing and more. Call 800-FIT-IS-IT Bellevue Sail & Power Squadron is teaching "Basic Boating Class," for ages 12-30, from 9 a.m. - 5 p.m. Jan. 9 at Bellevue Golf Club conference room, 5500 140th Ave. N.E., Bellevue. A box lunch will be pro- vided for each participant. This class targets young boaters who are required to obtain a boater's card if operating a boat or per- sonal watercraft. Upon comple- tion of the class and passing a test, a certificate is awarded with course is from 10 a.m. - 3 p.m. Dec. 16; $12 for AARP members, $14 for nonmembers. "Beginning Computer," 2:30- 3:45 p.m. Thursdays, Jan. 7-28, $35 "Beginning Internet 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, I0-I 1 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 Wednesday, free Books and More, second and fourth Wednesday, 10:30-11:30 a.m. Activity night, 6-9 p.m. Wednesdays Tai Chi, 9-10 a.m. Mondays, free Learning Tni Chi, 10-10:45 a.m., Mondays, free Cards ("Hand & Foot"), 8:30 a.m. Thursday Let's Talk About It conversa- tion oup 11 a.m. Tuesdays Bridge & Party Bridge, 10:55 a.m. - 3 p.m. Monday and Wednesday Mabjong, 9 a.m.- noon Tues- days ENGAGEMENT Christopher Espe and Johanna Davy Daft, Espe Johanna Davy was recently en- gaged to be married to Christo- pher Espe. The bride to be, of Los Angeles, the daughter of Bruce and Kathy Davy, of Manhattan Beach, Calif., is a graduate of Mira Costa High School in Manhattan Beach. With a Bachelor of Arts in English and French, Johanna is pursuing an MFT in clinical psychology at Pep- perdine University. The future groom, also of Los Angeles, the son of Mark and Con- nie Espe, of Issaquah, is a gradu- ate of Issaquah High School and the University of Washington in 1999. He works as a case man- ager at Pacific Clinics. The couple plans an August 2010 wedding at Verandas Inn, in Manhattan Beach. WH0'S NEWS Church concert raises $652 Jason Anderson accompanies soprano Aryn O'Haleck and alto Carol Whitworth (from left) as they harmonize in Handel's "Mes- siah. The Dec. 6 benefit held at St. Michael's Episcopal Church raised $652 for the Merry Christ- mas Issaquah Fund. Christmas tree auction helps Providence Marianwood Providence O'Christmas Trees' 25th annual gala dinner and auc- tion Dec. 7 raised $1 million to sup- port healthcare, housing and hos- pice provided by Providence Health & Service's Senior and Community Services, including Providence Mar- ianwood in Issaquah. "And to all a Good Night," this year's highlighted tree by Present- ing Artist Scott Ward, features an original Ward oil painting that morphed into a live tree featuring a snow-covered village. The tree was purchased by an auction patron and donated to Prov- idence Marianwood in Issaquah. PETS OF THE WEEK Snowflake, a 2-month-old Labrador/pit bull mix, is an adorable bundle of love. If you're ready for the joys of raising a puppy, come meet Snowflake. Candy, a 6-month-old cal- ico, is a sweet natured kitty cat who can't wait to curl up on your lap. Candy is affec- tionate and loves to be pet- ted. 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 SParSe/King County at 641- 0080, go to www.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 examination by a King County veterinarian. The Seattle Humane Society is now open from noon - 6 p.m. seven days a week. CLUBS This week Cascade Mountain Men: third Tuesday, Issaquah Sports- man's Club, 600 S.E. Evans St., club shoots the third Sunday, www. cascademountainmen, corn Cascade Republican Women's Club: 11:30 a.m. third Wednesday, Sammamish Plateau Club, 25625 E. Plateau Drive, Eastside Camera Club: 7 p.m. third Thursday, St. Madeleine Catholic Church, 4400 130th Place S.E., Bellevue, www. eastsidecameraclub, corn Eastside Chapter of Par- ents, Families & Friends Of Lesbians & Gays (PFLAG): 7 p.m. third Thursday, First United Methodist Church, 1934 108th Ave. N.E., Bellevue, 483- 6642 Issaquah Business Builders: 7:30 a.m. third Thursday, IHOP Restaurant, 1433 N.W. Sam- mamish Road, 206-852-8240 Issaquab Eagles Aerie and Auxiliary: 7:30 p.m. fourth Wednesday, 175 Front St. N., 392-6751 Issaquah Guild of Children's Hospital: 11 a.m. third Thurs- day, Elk's Lodge, 765 Rainier Blvd. N., 392-6625 Issaquah Ham Radio Sup- port Group: 7 p.m. fourth Mon- day at the Police Station, talk in at 146.56 MHz at 7 p.m., meet- ing at 7:30 p.m. Issaquah Lions Club: 7 p.m. fourth Tuesday, Coho Room at City Hall, 130 E. Sunset Way, 206-232-1700 Issaquah Valley Grange: 7:30 p.m. fourth Monday, Is- saquah Myrtle Mason Lodge Hall, 57 W. Sunset Way, 392- 3013 La Lethe League of the Sammamish Plateau: I0 a.m. third Thursday, Issaquah High- lands Fire Station, 73 1280 N.E. Park Drive, 605-0837 or 827- 6843 Myrtle Mason Lodge No. 108:7:30 p.m. third Thursday, Lodge Hall, 57 W. Sunset Way, 894-4410 Weekly Camp Fire Family Group: 7 p.m. every other Tuesday, 313- 1600 Greater Issaquab Toastmas- ters Club No. 5433:6:45 p.m. Thursday, Bellewood Retirement Community, 3710 Providence Point Drive S.E., 306-2232 or is- saquahtm@gmail.com Guide Dogs for the Blind: 6 p.m. most Sundays, Issaquah Po- lice Station Eagle Room, 644- 7421 Issaquah Community Family Club -- Camp Fire USA: 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, usually at Clark El- ementary School, 500 Second Ave. S.E., 313-1600 Issaquah History Museums: 392-3500 or www.issaquahhis- tory.org Issaquab Networkers: 7:30- 8:30 a.m. every other Wednes- day, IHOP restaurant, 1433 N.W Sammamish Road, www.ls- saquahNetworkers, com. lssaquah Vegetarian Meetup: http://vegetarian, meetup, com/418 Jewish Juniors Club: 3:30- 5:30 p.m. Wednesday, Chabad of Central Cascades, 24121 SE Black Nugget Rd., 427-1654 Kachess Klimber Snownm- bile Club: www.wssaonline.com Kiwanis Club of lssaquah: noon Wednesday, Gibson Haft, 105 Newport Way S.W., 391- 9275 MOMS Club of Sammamish Plateau: MOMS helping moms raise their kids in Sammamish and Issaquah on the Sammamish Plateau, www. momsclubsam- mamish.org or 836-5015 Moms In Touch: For more in- formation on groups within the Issaquah School District, call Jan Domek at 681-6770 or go to www.MomslnTouch, org. Providence Point Kiwanis: noon Friday, Bake's Place, 4135 Providence Point Drive S.E., 427- 9060 Rotary Club of Issaquab: 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.E., 444-2663 Rhythm and Reins Women's Equestrian Drill Team: Sunday, Rock Meadow Equestrian Center, 20722 S.E. 34th St., Sam- mamish, The Toastmasters of Sam- mamish: 7-8:45 p.m. Tuesdays Mary, Queen of Peace Church, 1121 228th Ave. S.E., 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 SIGN UP FOR FALL LESSONS NOW! Nationally acclaimed program, Welcome * Minutes from Issaquah off 1=90 30 years developing one of the finest Equestrian programs in the country un to Christmas Sale Hurry in for PRE-CHRISTMAS SAVINGS* on all of our holiday supplies and decorations. 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