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B2 WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 23, 2009 THE ISSAQUAH PRESS COMMUNITY CALENDAR WIN A BOOK Win a signed copy of "The Fortunes of Indigo Skye," for ages 12-18. Tell library staff which book by local author Deb Caletti you love the most and you could win an autographed copy of "The Fortunes of Indigo Skye." Entry forms are available at the library be- ginning Jan. 2. The win- ning entry will be selected in a drawing Feb. 1. Events 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. through Dec. 23 and 11 a.m.- 3 p.m. Dec. 26-30. Visit Santa's reindeer team. Have your face painted by one of the happy elves from noon - 2 p.m. daily. Leave a letter Ibr Santa at Santa's Post Office. En- joy 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's admission to the zoo for after the festival. Go to www. cougarmountainzoo.org or call 392-6278. lssaquah Christian Church's annual Christmas Tree Lot is open from 10 a.in. - 9 p.m. Monday through Friday and from 9 a.m. - 9 p.m. Satur- day and Sunday through Dec. 24 at 10328 Issaquah-Hobart Road S.E. Proceeds help support church missions, including building homes in Mexico. There will be hot chocolate, ap- ple cider, coffee and cookie treats with Christmas caroling. Call 392-5848 or go to www.ic- cweb.org. Mountains to Sound Green- way volunteers will pot thou- sands of native, bare-root seedlings to replenish the Greenway Native Plant Nursery in Issaquah Jan. 9 and 16. Sign up to volunteer at www.mts- greenway.org/volunteer, call 205-812-0122 or e-mail volun- teer@mtsgreenway.org. Full-day and half-day shifts are available. Fundraisers Through Dec. 24, Barnes & No- ble in Issaquah will give local chil- dren in need the chance to read by encouraging customers to do- nate a new children's book to Page Ahead Children's Literacy Pro- gram. Each Barnes & Noble store celebrates the holidays by hosting a book drive to benefit a local lit- eracy program. This year, Page Ahead is sen.ng 54,635 children in 24 counties in Washington state with 161,192 new books and re- lated 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. Religious/spiritua ! Icon Covenant Church in- vites you to a candlelit Christ- mas Eve service at 4 p.m. Dec. 24 at Blakely Hall, 2550 N.E. Park Drive. Learn more at www.iconchurch, com. "A Deeper Well" -- Our Sav- ior Lutheran Church hosts an open discussion to meet old friends and make new ones at 8 p.m. Dec. 29 at the Issaquah Brewhouse, 35 W. Sunset Way. Anyone and everyone is wel- come. 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, aerobic, toning and stretch rou- tines combining dance, resist- ance training, Pilates, yoga, kick- boxing 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 the application for the boater's card. Class fee is $30. Sign up on- line at www.bellevuepower- squadron, org/education. ArtEAST offers the following workshops at UpFront [art] gallery, 48 Front St. N. Call 996- 8553. "Art Marketing in the Digital Age: A Weekend Workshop for Artists" -- "Get Your Web Site up and Running," from 10 a.m.- 3 p.m. Jan. 30 and "Online Market- ing - The Future is Here!" from 10 a.m.- 3 p.m. Jan. 31, $85 per day or $150 for the weekend. , "Art as Yoga" from 7-9 p.m. Jan. 20, $30 "Painting for the Fun of It! with Ricco" from 6:30-9 p.m. Jan. 13 and 27. $40 "Elements of Photography" -- "Seeing Photographs" from 6:30- 8:30 p.m. Jan. 12, "Photographic Composition" Feb. 9, "Photo- graphic Exposure" March 16, $30 per class or $75 for all three Issaquah Library The library is at 10 W. Sunset Way. Call 392-5430. Freeplay, all ages, borrow a Nintendo DS and games to play for up to two hours. Study Zone online, for grades K-12, is at 3 p.m. Monday - Thursday and 3:30 p.m. Sundays. Join an online Study Zone class- room to get help in math, sci- ence, English and social studies from a volunteer tutor. Learn more at www.kcls.org/studyzone. At this time, Study Zone Online is available only through a library computer. Opera Preview: "II Trova- tore," by Giuseppe Verdi, 7 p.m. Dec. 29. Holiday magic, with magician JeffEvans, is at 10:30 a.m. Jan. 5. Talk Time, for adults to prac- DEADLINE Items for the Community Calendar section need to be submitted by noon the Friday before publication to news- clerk@isspress.com. tice their English conversation skills; is at 1 p.m. Mondays and 6:30 p.m. Thursdays. Preschool Story Times, for ages 3-6 with an adult, is at 11 a.m. Jan. 11 and 25, and 11:30 a.m. Jan. 12, 19 and 26. Spanish Story Time is at 7 p.m. Jan. II and 25. Toddler Story Times, for ages 2-3 with an adult, are at 10:30 a.m. Jan. 12, 19 and 26, and i0 and II a.m. Jan. 14, 21 and 28. Citizen classes, for adults to prepare to take a citizenship test, is at 3:30 p.m. Wednesdays. Young Toddler Story Times, for ages 12-24 months with an adult, is at I0 and II a.m. Jan. 13, 20 and 27. STARS Workshop: Folksongs, Finger Plays, Felt Boards and Fun is at 10:30 a.m. Jan. 16. Learn how to incorporate music into early-childhood curriculum by using singing, poetry, stories, sign language, learning props and rhythm activities. Provides two and a half hours of STARS credit in curriculum develop- ment. Registration is required be- ginning two weeks prior to the event. "Move Over Wizards! Make Way for Steampunk!" for ages 12 and older, is at 7 p.m. Jan. 19. In this visual introduction to Steampunk, art historian Susan Olds will present illustrations and excerpts from various Steampunk noveb, short stories and chil- dren's books. "Get a Web Site Quick, Cheap and Easy!" for adults is at 1:30 p.m. Jan. 24. Manga Group is at 3 p.m. Jan. 25. "Online Marketing 101," for adults, is at 6:30 p.m. Jan. 26. Learn how to make use of free marketing tools online to sell items, promote your small busi- ness or start a business online. Register online at www.kcls.org or call 392-5430. Book discussion group: "The Other," by David Gutterson, is at 6:30 p.m. Jan. 27. Senior Center Center hours are from 8:30 a.m. - 4 p.m. Monday through Friday. Activities are open to peo- ple 55 and older. The center is at 75 N.E. Creek Way. Call 392- 2381. "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 "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, I-2 p.m. Wednesdays Writer's Call 10:30-11:30 a.m. first and third Wednesdays, 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 Tai Chi, 10-10:45 a.m., Mondays, free Cards {"Hand & Foot"), 8:30 a.m. Thursday Let's Talk About It conversa- tion group 11 a.m. Tuesdays Bridge & Party Bridge, 10:55 a.m. - 3 p.m. Monday and Wednesday Mabjong, 9 a.m. - noon Tues- days Ping Pang 1-4 p.m. Fridays WEDDING Stacy Jones and David Simpson Jones, Simpson Stacy Jones and David Simpson, both of Issaquah, were married July 16, 2009, at the Vegas Wed- iing Chapel in Las Vegas. A Vegas Game Night reception was held at the home of Audrey Oxley in Sammamish. The bride is the daughter of Sally Hinojsa, of Snoqualmie. Her bridal attendant was Kelly Arneson. Jones is a graduate of Issaquah High School. She works at Julia s. The groom is the son of Gary and Kim Simpson, of Issaquah. His groomsman was Matt Stock- ton. Simpson is a graduate of Is- saquah High School. He works at King's Tree Service. The couple honeymooned in Las Vegas. MILITARY NEWS Patrick Beckwith deploys to Iraq Army Second Lieutenant Patrick A. Beckwith is deploying overseas as a member of Fort Lewis' 201st Battlefield Surveillance Brigade in Tacoma, to serve in the U.S. Central Command's area of responsibility in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom. Brigade members will partner with Iraqi security forces as they take the lead in intelligence support for Iraq's security operations. They are there to ensure the stability of the government in Iraq, especially during the upcoming elections. After the elections, the brigade will provide intelligence and secu- rity support as U.S. forces with- draw from the Iraqi theater of op- erations. Beckwith, a platoon leader, is normally assigned to the 109th Military Battalion at Fort Lewis. He has served in the military for more than one year. Beckwith, the son of Donna L. Beckwith, of Issaquah, graduated in 2003 from Skyline Hi,gh School and received a bachelor s degree in 2008 from the U.S. Military Academy, West Point, N.Y. PETS OF THE WEEK Rollie, a 1-year-old gray- and-white tabby cat, enjoys snoozing, getting long back strokes and chin rubs. This sweet-natured kitty wants nothing more than a home for the holidays. Won't you make Rollie a part of yours? Buddy, a 2-year-old Labrador/spaniel mix, lives to play fetch. He is full of life and exuberance! Buddy would make an excellent new best friend for an active adopter who loves to be out- doors and on the go. 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- 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. ]he Seattle Humane Society is now open from noon - 6 p.m. seven days a week. CLUBS This week "A Deeper Well" Discussion Group: 8 p.m., last Tuesday, Is- saquah Brew House, 35 W. Sun- set Way, 392-4169, ext. 105 Issaquah Eagles Aerie and Auxiliary: 7:30 p.m. fourth Wednesday, 175 Front St. N., 392-6751 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 Quilters: 10 a.m. - noon fourth Friday, Community Church of Issaquah, 205 Moun- tain Park Blvd. S.W., rvndlspl@aol.com Issaquab Valley Grange: 7:30 p.m. fourth Monday, Issaquah Myrtle Mason Lodge Hall, 57 W. Sunset Way, 392-3013 Issaquab Valley Rock Club: last Friday Issaquah Valley Se- nior Center, 75 N.E. Creek Way, 868-7229 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.eom Guide Dogs for the Blind: 6 p.m. most Sundays, Issaquah Po- lice Station Eagle Room, 644-7421 Issaquab Community Family Club -- Camp Fire USA: 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, usually at Clark El- ementary School, 500 Second Ave. S.E., 313-1600 Issaquab History Museums: 392-3500 or www.issaquahhis- tory.org lssaquab Networkers: 7:30- 8:30 a.m. every other Wednes- day, IHOP restaurant, 1433 N.W. Sammamish Road, www.Is- saquahNetworkers, com. Issaquah Vegetarian Meetup: http://vegetarian, meetup, coral418 Jewish Juniors Club: 3:30- 5:30 p.m. Wednesday, Chabad of Central Cascades, 24121 SE Black Nugget Rd., 427-1654 Kachess Klimber Snowmo- bile Club: www.wssaonline.com Kiwanis Club of Issaquab: 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.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.MomsIn Touch. 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.C., 444-2663 Rhythm and Reins Women's Equestrian Drill Team: Sunday, 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, 1121 228th Ave. S.C., Sammamish, 373-6311 or david]loyhall@live.com. College fund started for children of slain police officers A local organization is taking tax-deductible gifts toward the col- lege education of the children of the four Lakewood police officers who were killed Nov. 29 at a Pierce County coffee shop. Send a check, made payable to lssaquah's College Success Foun- dation with "Scholarship Fund for Children of Fallen Law Enforce- ment Officers" in the memo sec- tion. The scholarship fund is part of the Washington State Guaran- teed Tuition Education Plan. You can also e-mail donors@col- legesuccessfoundation.org with your contact information to re- ceive a confirmation call to accept your credit card gift or to provide more information. Call Beth Ann Locke, director of Donor Relations and Development, at 679-5571. Mayor picks new Heritage Trees Mayor Ava Frisinger proclaimed three trees as Heritage Trees in early December -- a designation meant to reflect the age, size, his- toric significance and ecological value of the woody plants. The tree trio, at 317 Gilman Blvd. N.W., includes: the coast red- wood, the blue atlas cedar and the bigleaf magnolia. City Park Board members devel- oped the Heritage Tree Program to promote identification and recogni- tion of trees that reflect the charac- ter of Issaquah. Every heritage trees is identified and recorded in a register maintained by the city Parks and Recreation Department. "I urge all citizens to enjoy and protect our Heritage Trees and to appreciate the value that these and other trees give our commu- nity," Frisinger said in a news re- lease. 50 YEARS YOUNG The Greenbaum family is dedicated to continuin the tradition of providin the finest service and quality home furnishings the Northwest has to offer. We utilize our local newspapers li}ee the Issaqttah Press and ammamish Review to k'eep our customer's informed about our ales Events. Come experience why we're..,dE  dcde, sM 929 Award-Winning Design Assistance Custom Window Treatments Handmade Oriental Rugs Fine Floor Coverings "I HOME FURNISHINGS , ! 1 8t1.I .,A \\;. I! S.E., B I!I I!', E '. \\;V. 4 2 5 4 5 4- 2 4 7 www. di[ferent bydesign.com i i H i Directions: Take Exit 17 Off 1-90, Go 3 1/2 miles South on Front Street. Open Mon-Sat 9-6:00, Sunday 11-5. Countdown to Chri,,;tmas Sale Hurry in for PRE-CHRISTMAS SAVINGS* on all of our holiday supplies and decorations. 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