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fall recreation 2011

Special section of The Issaquah Press and Sammamish Review

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Published by Issaquah Press Inc. fall recreation guide 2011 Cultural Arts

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Fitness

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Health Education

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Parenting

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Preschool/Youth

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Special Events

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Special Interest

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Fall Sports

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Teen Activities

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www.issaquahpress.com 425-392-6434 Watch for the Winter issue of Free Time!, coming Dec. 7, 2011.

The classes listed here are a round-up of offerings from the library, senior center, clubs and organizations, some non-profit agencies and the advertisers in this special section.

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Cultural Arts Adult Art Classes Engage in the arts at the new artEAST Art Center. Get inspired this fall with painting, drawing, glass, pastel, encaustic, ceramics, mixed-media, printmaking and more. Classes are unique, affordable and convenient.Workshop sizes are small and instruction is designed to create a positive learning experience for the novice or professional. • Dates and tunes vary by class • artEAST Art Center, 95 Front Street N., Issaquah • Costs vary • 425-392-3191 or www.arteast.org

Opera Preview: Carmen by Georges Bizet (1838–1875) Adults and Teens Georges Bizet's Carmen is one of the two or three most popular operas ever written. Carmen's glorious melodies have conjured up images of a fantasy Spain (sun-baked plazas and red tile roofs, sexy gypsies, and handsome matadors) for generations of opera-lovers. Yet many forget this opera is really a tale of sexual obsession and murder, ending with a fatal encounter between star-crossed lovers outside the bullring. Presented by local opera expert Norm Hollingshead • Tuesday, Oct. 11 • 7-9 p.m. • Issaquah Library, 10 W. Sunset Way • Free • 425-392-5430

The Ponderings Pub Think. Reflect. Breathe. Write. Sketch. Dream. Doodle. In other words, ponder. Write or sketch what you want without interruption. Join with others in the new, open journaling space. Browse through the “library” of books and prompts, catch up on your reading, sit and daydream, talk quietly over sodas and pub snacks. Bring notebook/journal/sketchbook and other materials as desired. • Thursdays, Sept. 15, Oct. 20, Nov. 17 • 6- 9 p.m. • artEAST Art Center, 95 Front Street N, Issaquah • Free • Reisha@writetotheedge.com or 425-213-3640

Artist Talk Ages 16 – Adult Guest artists Stephen Rock and Nichole DeMent present their work at artEAST’s monthly salon event. These highly accomplished artists will discuss their work which ranges from intimate watercolor, photographic and mixed-media encaustic work to large scale indoor and outdoor installations. They own Rock|DeMent visual art space in Pioneer Square and their work can be found in the SAM Gallery and numerous private collections. • Thursday, Sept. 22 • 6:30 – 8:30 p.m. • artEAST Art Center, 95 Front Street N., Issaquah • Free. $5 donation appreciated • 425-392-3191 or www.arteast.org

Artist Talk Ages 16-adult Guest artists Marita Dingus and Thomas Anderson present their work at artEAST’s monthly salon event. These highlyaccomplished artists will discuss their work and use of found and recycled materials. Sponsored by artEAST and Waste Management NW. • Thursday, Oct. 27 • 6:30-8:30 p.m. • artEAST Art Center, 9-5 Front Street N., Issaquah • Free. $5 donation appreciated • 425-392-3191 or www.arteast.org

Music on the Street Enjoy the end of summer with live music in historic downtown Issaquah. The iconic 1940’s gas station at 232 Front Street is a super cool venue to listen to and boogie down to the music of Seattle-area bands. • Sept. 7 Shaggy Sweet - Funk, Rock and Soul • Sept. 14 Sub-Motive • 6-9 p.m. • Hailstone Feed Store, 232 Front Street North • Free • www.downtownissaquah.com

5th Annual Sammamish Arts Fair All ages Meet the some of the best jury-selected artists on the Eastside. Their art will be available for purchase including original paintings, jewelry, mixed media, encaustic art, various glass arts, ceramics, woodcarving, and textile art. Also interactive family activities for artists and patrons including performance, visual and hands-on art encounters. Inside venue, live music and light refreshments. Sponsored by City of Sammamish, Sammamish Arts Commission and 4Culture. • Saturday and Sunday, Oct. 8-9 • 10 a.m.– 5 p.m. • Sammamish City Hall, 801 228th Ave. SE • Free admission and parking • Sammamish Arts Commission, 425-295-0500 or www.sammamishartfair.wordpress.com

Alien Encounters: Sci-Fi Movies and the Cold War Culture of the 1950s Adults and Teens The term "flying saucer" was coined after a 1947 sighting near Mr. Rainier; the UFO craze that followed coincided with the dawn of the Cold War and with Hollywood's depictions of extraterrestrials landing in the allAmerican landscape of the postWWII boom years. Robert Horton will examine the underlying political and social anxieties that resulted, using movie clips to illustrate. Comparisons to similar offerings today, demonstrating how pop culture always reflects its era. Presented by Humanities Washington. • Tuesday, Sept. 27 • 7-8:30 p.m. • Issaquah Library, 10 W. Sunset Way • Free • 425-392-5430


page 5 Frightful Art! Adults, Teens, and Children Celebrate the scary side of art and the fall season that spells whirling leaves, haunted houses, pale riders, ghosts, vampires, goblins and other scary creatures. Susan Olds presents an array of “frightful art” from the 14th century heretic Hieronymous Bosch to painters Giovanni Segantini and Salvador Dali. Visions of heaven and hell, the history of Halloween, legends, Grimms’ fairytales and more. • Tuesday, Oct. 4 • 7-9 p.m. • Issaquah Library, 10 W. Sunset Way • Free • 425-392-5430

RecyclArt Art Exhibition Artists reinvent, re-imagine and reuse to create stunning and unique works of art. This exhibition brings together accomplished artEAST members and guest artists from the region to create an intriguing exhibition that asks us all to rethink the common and cast-off materials around us. Sponsored by Waste Management NW.

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September 30 – October 30 11 a.m.-7 p.m. artEAST Art Center, 95 Front Street N., Issaquah Free 425-392-3191 or www.arteast.org

Driven to Abstraction Art Exhibition This exhibition brings together a group of artists, unknown to each other but traveling a similar journey of personal discovery. Both two and three dimensional work has been selected to showcase the artists’ inner passion for creating abstraction through their own unique use of this visual language of color, shape and form. • Sept. 2-24 • 11 a.m.–7 p.m. • artEAST Art Center, 95 Front Street N., Issaquah • Free • 425-392-3191

Register for Fall Classes Now! Classes for ages 2 to adult Creative movement • Ballet • Tap • Jazz • HipHop

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Fitness • Coal Creek Family YMCA, 13750 Newcastle Golf Club Rd, Newcastle • Free for Facility Members; daily fee varies for Non-Members/Program Members • 425-391-4840 or kpayne@seattleymca.org (Sammamish) • 425-282-1500 or jgreene@seattleymca.org (Coal Creek)

Jazzercise Ages 12 to 90

Zumba, Yoga, Tai Chi Ages 14 to adult Exercise your spirit, mind, and body with us in our newest group exercise classes. Come try a class for free and see if it’s for you. A full range of other fitness classes are also available including Circuit Training, Step Aerobics, Cycling, Senior Fitness, Water Fitness and more. No reservations necessary. • Days & times vary- sammamishymca.org or coalcreekymca.org for schedule • Sammamish Family YMCA( at City Church campus), 4221 228th Ave SE, Issaquah

Jazzercise is a 60minute group fitness class combining cardio, strength, and stretch moves for a total body workout. Moves have been taken from hiphop, yoga, Pilates, jazz dance, kickboxing, and resistance training and bundled into one hour. All ages, levels, and sizes welcome, so come join the fun! • Monday through Saturday • Morning and evening classes • Issaquah Community Center, 301 Rainier Blvd S. • $39 per month + $25 one-time joining fee • Tammy, 253-639-4792 or tammyojazz@comcast.net

Enrolling Now Classes begin Sept. 12th! NEW second studio location opening next to 24 hr Fitness in Overlake Shopping Center! TINY TUTUS Age 3 PRE-SCHOOL CLASSES Ages 4-5 DANCE COMBO w/tap or acro Ages 5-6 INTRO TO HIP HOP Ages 6-8 HIP HOP Ages 8 & Up BALLET, JAZZ, TAP, LYRICAL All ages MUSICAL THEATRE Ages 8-15 2 dance studio locations in Sammamish/Issaquah

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Water Fitness Ages 14 to adult Jump in for a terrific hour of water fitness in the pool! Meet your health and fitness goals using gentle, waterbased resistance. • Sammamish YMCA: Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays at 8 a.m.; Tuesdays & Thursdays at 10 a.m. • Coal Creek YMCA: Monday through Friday at 9 a.m. • Sammamish Family YMCA ( at City Church campus), 4221 228th Ave. SE, Issaquah • Coal Creek Family YMCA, 13750 Newcastle Golf Club Rd, Newcastle • Free for Facility Members; daily use fee for Non-Members/Program Members • 425-391-4840 or kpayne@seattleymca.org

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Health Education

Fighting Cancer with Naturopathic Nutrition Strategies Adults

Naturopathic Recovery and Weight Loss after Conventional Cancer Treatment Adults

Join naturopathic doctor Kathleen Pratt, N.D. to learn how food and nutrition can affect cancer. What works and what to avoid. Participants will learn about the benefits of anti-inflammatory foods, the best foods for immune support, which foods have apparent cancer-fighting properties. Presented by Swedish Medical Center. • Thursday, Sept. 15 • 7-8:30 p.m. • Issaquah Library, 10 W. Sunset Way • Free • Registration preferred 425-454-8541

Cancer treatment is done, now to make a plan for the future. Learn to identify obstacles to optimal health, ways to help the body heal and repair after conventional medical treatment, and how to keep as strong and healthy as possible after conventional medical treatment. Presented by Dr. Patrick Bufi, Swedish Medical Center. • Thursday, Sept. 22 • 7-8:30 p.m. • Issaquah Library, 10 W. Sunset Way • Free • Registration preferred 425-454-8541

Life after Cancer Treatment Workshop Adults

Medicare, Medicaid and Long Term Care Adults

This program is an opportunity to celebrate the completion of treatment, as well as to discuss the challenges that cancer survivors may face. Explore the shift of focus from illness to optimal health, involving healing the whole person — mind, body and spirit. Participants are encouraged to develop a personal healing plan. Presented by Carol Robl, Swedish Cancer Institute Health Educator. • Saturday, Sept.17 • 1-3:30 p.m. • Issaquah Library, 10 W. Sunset Way • Free • Registration preferred 425-454-8541

Growing Up Male Ages 9-12, with parent This class provides a perfect opportunity to build a bridge between you and your 9- to 12-year-old to demystify puberty and the changes that occur during this somewhatawkward time. Information about male and female changes will be presented. Taught in partnership with Planned Parenthood of Western WA. • Thursday, Oct. 20 • 6:30 - 9 p.m. • Swedish/Issaquah, 751 NE Blakely Dr. • $30 covers 1 child & 2 adults; additional children $5 • www.swedish.org

Learn how Medicare, Medicaid and Long Term Care Insurance work. Who is entitled to what and how do you put it all in place? Presented by Patricia Parsons and Kirstin Mahoney of MassMutual Financial Group. • Tuesday, Nov.15 • 7-8:30 p.m. • Issaquah Library, 10 W. Sunset Way • Free • 425-392-5430

Motion Is Life Is pain keeping you from enjoying life? If so, learn more about joint pain relief as well as knee and hip replacement in this informative seminar presented by the Joint Replacement Center at Overlake. Pre-registration required • Thursday, Nov. 17 • 6:30–8 p.m. • Overlake Medical Center Issaquah, 5708 E. Lake Sammamish Pkwy SE #103 • Free • 425-688-5259 or www.overlakehospital.org/classes


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Growing Up Female Ages 11-18, with parent Demystify puberty and the changes that occur during this somewhat-awkward time. The focus of this class is to enhance communication between parents and preteens, as well as facilitate learning about the physical and emotional changes of puberty. Information about male and female changes will be presented. Taught in partnership with Planned Parenthood of Western WA. • Thursday, Nov. 10 • 6:30 – 9 p.m. • Swedish/Issaquah, 751 NE Blakely Dr. • $30 covers 1 child & 2 adults; additional children $5 • www.swedish.org

Joint Replacement: The Right Choice for You? If you have arthritic joint pain and are considering joint replacement, you'll want to attend this important class. • Thursday, Nov. 17 • 6 p.m. • Swedish/Issaquah, 751 NE Blakely Dr. • Free • www.swedish.org

This 2-hour seminar covers the advantages and disadvantages of lap band surgery, Roux-en-Y gastric bypass surgery, and the vertical sleeve gastrectomy surgery. Dr. McMahon answers questions about the surgeries, outcomes and follow-up procedures. • Tuesday, Sept. 27, Oct. 25, Nov. 29 or Dec. 27 • 7 p.m. • Swedish/Issaquah, 751 NE Blakely Dr. • Free • www.swedish.org

Weight Loss Surgery Seminar Has the time come to get the facts about weight loss surgery? If so, here is your opportunity. Overlake invites you to an informative evening to find out if weight loss surgery is right for you. Preregistration required. • Tuesday, Sept. 27 or Oct. 25 • 6-7:30 p.m. • Overlake Medical Center Issaquah, 5708 E. Lake Sammamish Pkwy SE #103 • Free • 425-688-5259 or www.overlakehospital.org/classes

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Parenting Strengthening Families For parents and middle-schoolers This 7-week class series, taught by Encompass, will help your middleschooler learn skills to deal with peer pressure and stress. Learn ways to let your children know you care, along with the rules and consequences when they misbehave. Both parents and children attend this series. A free meal is served. Orientation 5:30-6:30 p.m. Sept. 28. • Wednesdays, Oct. 5-Nov. 16 • 5:30-8 p.m. • Blakely Hall, 2550 N.E. Park Drive, Issaquah Highlands • Free • 425-888-2777

Emotion Coaching For parents of preschoolers and grade-schoolers This 2-hour workshop will show you how to be your child’s emotion coach. Learn how to (1) tune into your child’s feelings and your own, (2) use emotional moments as opportunities to connect with your child, (3) respect your child’s feelings by taking time to listen (4) help your child identify and name emotions and (5) explore solutions to problems together. • Wednesday, Oct. 5 • 6-8 p.m. • YMCA Family Village Commons, 949 N.E. Ingram St., Issaquah Highlands • Free • 425-888-2777

Parents of Teens Parent your 13-19-year-old teenager without yelling, grounding or bribing! Join Friends of Youth to learn: communicating respect and encouragement, cooperation and problem solving, building responsibility and strategies to deal with sex, drugs & alcohol. Register early, spaces fill quickly. Based on STEP: Systemic Training for Effective Parenting • 6 Thursdays, Oct. 6-Nov. 3 • 7-9 p.m. • Issaquah Friends of Youth, 414 Front St. N. • $60 Individual/$80 Couples, Scholarships available • Friends of Youth, 425-392-6367 or casey@friendsofyouth.org

Happiest Baby on the Block Learn to calm and soothe your newborn in just minutes. Babies welcome! Pre-registration required. • Saturday, Sept. 24, Oct. 22 or Nov. 19 • 10 a.m. - Noon • Overlake Hospital Medical Center, 5708 E. Lake Sammamish Pkwy SE #103, Issaquah • $60 includes kit and DVD • 425-688-5259 or www.overlakehospital.org/classes

“Technology and Kids: How much is too much?” Learn about the most recent scientific evidence on how technology is affecting our children and teens. Learn how much is “enough” while still promoting healthy brain, social and academic development. Learn how to set and enforce effective limits on all forms of technology. • Thursday, Sept. 29 • 6:30 – 8:30 p.m. • Issaquah Friends of Youth, 414 Front St. N. • $10 individual/$15 couple – materials included • Friends of Youth, 425-392-6367 or casey@friendsofyouth.org

Hop to Signaroo ® - Baby Sign Language Hearing families can use American Sign Language to communicate with hearing babies as young as 5 months old. Signing greatly reduces frustration, promotes faster language development, stimulates intellectual growth and brain development, enhances motor skills and strengthens your parent-child bond. Details at www.hoptosignaroo.com. • Four sessions, Saturdays, Nov.5, 12, 19, Dec. 3 • 11 a.m. • Swedish/Issaquah, 751 NE Blakely Dr. • $128 + $19 materials fee, for one or two parents of same baby • www.swedish.org

You and Your New Baby New Mothers with Infants up to 12 weeks Five-week class designed to encourage group interaction and support. Topics include comforting your baby, coping with crying, feeding and weaning, choosing and managing childcare, changing family roles, infant development and stimulation, identifying illness in infants, safety, parenting styles and community resources. Pre-registration required. • Wednesdays and Thursdays during the day. Check online for details • Overlake Hospital Medical Center, 5708 E. Lake Sammamish Pkwy SE #103, Issaquah • $55 • 425-688-5259 or www.overlakehospital.org/classes


page 11 Preparing for Childbirth & Newborn Care For Expectant Parents A series of popular, interactive classes, filled with reliable information to help you prepare for labor, birth and newborn care. Includes a textbook and a tour of the Childbirth Center. Taught by qualified, experienced Childbirth Educators. Pre-registration required. • Weeknights and weekends. Check online for details • Overlake Hospital Medical Center, 5708 E. Lake Sammamish Pkwy SE #103, Issaquah • $105 comprehensive series; $95 condensed series • 425-688-5259 or www.overlakehospital.org/classes

Infant Safety and CPR/Issaquah Before your baby arrives, get prepared to keep him or her safe. You will learn about common safety hazards in and around the house, what’s recommended for infant sleep safety and basic tips for preparing your pets, along with many other important topics. You will also learn the proper procedures for assisting an infant who is choking or unresponsive. American Heart Association curriculum. Cost covers two people taking the class together. • Saturday, Sept. 24 • 9 a.m. • Swedish/Issaquah, 751 NE Blakely Dr. • $40/couple • www.swedish.org

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Postpartum Preparation A specially-designed class to help expectant and new moms and dads understand and prepare for the important emotional changes that take place as a result of childbirth, becoming a new parent and life with a newborn. Newborn development, normal postpartum emotional adjustments and postpartum mood disorders are discussed. Best taken during the second or third trimester. Both partners encouraged to attend. • Saturday, Oct. 15, • 12:30 p.m. • Swedish/Issaquah, 751 NE Blakely Dr. • $40/couple • www.swedish.org

Bringing Baby Home Babies welcome! Based on Dr. John Gottman’s family research. Two-day workshop to develop strategies for a thriving and loving family. Pre-registration required. • Two Saturdays, Nov. 5 and 12 • 9 a.m. – 4 p.m. • Overlake Hospital Medical Center, 5708 E. Lake Sammamish Pkwy SE #103, Issaquah • $150/couple • 425-688-5259 or www.overlakehospital.org/classes

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Preschool/Youth Math and Reading Classes Great things are possible when your child has the skills to succeed on his own. Victories are frequent and rewarding, so your student is motivated time and again to seek out the next challenge. Call Kumon to schedule a free placement test today. Two locations available. • Classes available Monday-Thursday 3-7 p.m. and Saturday 9:30-12:30 p.m. in Issaquah Highlands • Classes available Tuesday 3-6:30 p.m. and Friday 1-6:30 p.m. in Snoqualmie • $125 monthly/ multiple subject/sibling discounts available • 425-396-1700 or www.kumon.com/snoqualmie

Power Math Workout Ages 6-10 Kids come in for one hour to work on their weak subjects, per their grade level, get help with school homework and do some mental math. • Monday-Thursday, Sept. 1 to Mar. 30 • 3-6 p.m. • Mathnasium of Issaquah, 4546 Klahanie Drive SE • $31 per session • 425-270-1054 or issaquah@mathnasium.com

First steps Ages 4 1/2 - 6 This program helps kids who come in for one hour to work on their the basics of math, made more engaging with math games and activities for small kids. • Monday-Thursday, Sept. 1 to Mar. 30 • 3-6 p.m. • Mathnasium of Issaquah, 4546 Klahanie Drive SE • $25 per session • 425-270-1054 or issaquah@mathnasium.com

Adventure Guides Kindergarten to 3rd grade Y-Adventure Guides is a program for fathers or other significant adult and children K-3rd grade. Parent-child pairs join a circle with families in their neighborhoods or schools and participate in activities each month such as campouts, carnivals, Mariners games, and more. • School Year • Times vary depending on events - sammamishymca.org or coalcreekymca.org for event list • Sammamish Family YMCA (at City Church campus), 4221 228th Ave. SE, Issaquah • Coal Creek Family YMCA, 13750 Newcastle Golf Club Rd, Newcastle • $50-$80 per adult/child pair; $25-$40 each additional child • Linda Toycen at 425-391-4840 or email ltoycen@seattleymca.org

Waddler Story Time Ages 12- 24 months with adult Super stories and songs just for young toddlers. Lots of wiggling and giggling guaranteed. • Thursdays, Sept. 15-Oct. 6, Oct 20-Nov. 17, Dec 1-15

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10 a.m. and 11 a.m. Issaquah Library, 10 W. Sunset Way Free 425-392-5430

Fall Fun Fest Ages 1 - 6 Wear your Halloween costumes and come to the Community Center to enjoy activity booths, Toddler Time toys, face painting, and prizes. This event is planned and run by youth from the Issaquah Youth Center. Registration not required. • Friday, Oct. 28 • 6-8 p.m. • Issaquah Community Center • $2 • (425) 837-3300

6th Grade Night Ages 11-12 This is the night for 6th graders to learn the ropes at the Community Center. Games, crafts, lasertag, and fun activities. No re-entry if student leaves before 9 p.m. Registration not required. Parent volunteers wanted, (425) 837-3317 • Friday, Sept. 9 • 7–10 p.m. • Issaquah Community Center • $5 at the door • (425) 837-3317, Issaquah Park Dept.

Ballet/Tap/Jazz Class Ages 3-6 A beginning foundation in dance technique and movement vocabulary to promote a sense of rhythm, confidence and self-expression. Children will explore their creativity while being introduced to developmentally-appropriate exercises to prepare them for future training in specific disciplines. • Sept. 12-Dec. 18 • Weekdays and Saturdays • Dance Premier, 26613 SE Duthie Hill Road,_Issaquah • Cost varies by instruction time • www.dancepremier.com or 425-427-2328

Holiday Magic Ages 5+ with adult Amazing magic. Mysterious mind reading. A trained reindeer that does card tricks. A drawing of Santa that comes to life. Jeff Evans’ Holiday Magic Show is a laugh-out-loud must-see! Sponsored by the Friends of the Issaquah Library. • Tuesday, Dec. 20 • 10:30 and 11:30 a.m. • Issaquah Library, 10 W. Sunset Way • Free • 425-392-5430


page 13 Musical Theatre 1 Grades 1-2 and Grades 3-5 Singing, dancing and acting for musical theatre. Includes learning music, staging, choreography, and rehearsal terminology. Increased emphasis is placed on developing student’s capacities as actor/creators, innovators, and creative collaborators. The last day includes a demonstration featuring the students‚ continuing knowledge and skills. All classes have a different theme each session. • I’m Flying (for grades 1-2) Section A: Wednesdays 9/28-11/23 4-5 p.m. Section C: Saturdays 9/24-11/19 9:30-10:30 a.m. • The Sound of Music (for Grades 3-5) Section B: Wednesdays 9/28-11/23 5:15-6:15 p.m. Section D: Saturdays 9/24-11/19 10:45-11:45 a.m. • Village Theatre KIDSTAGE, 120 Front Street North • $180 • 425-392-2900 x101 or www.VillageKidstage.org

Arts Adventure Preschool Ages 4-5 This two-day-a-week program offers enriching, creative learning environment for children to embark on a journey of imagination and discovery. Arts-based teaching structure and child-centered learning environment where the emphasis is on the process, allowing children to think and solve problems creatively. Children grow through experience and find joyful and positive ways to express themselves with confidence. • Tuesdays and Thursdays, Sept.9 to May 31 • 9:30 a.m.- Noon • Village Theatre KIDSTAGE, 120 Front Street North • $215 per month • 425-392-2900 x101 or www.VillageKidstage.org

Toddler Indoor Play Time Ages 0-4 years with adult Lots of fun with room to run. Come run, jump and play! The gym will be stocked with balls, tunnels, toys, books and more. Tables and chairs available for your snacks or lunch. Have fun together and meet other parents/caregivers. • Thursdays, Oct. 6- Dec. 29 • 11 a.m. - Noon • Sammamish Family YMCA (located on City Church campus), 4221 228th Ave. SE, Issaquah • Free for Family Facility Members; $8 per visit all others • Kim at kpayne@seattleymca.org or 425-391-4840

Preschool Story Time Ages 3 to 6 with adult. Meet other preschool pals and enjoy wonderful stories and silly songs. Dates: Mondays, Sept. 12-Nov.14, Nov. 28-Dec. 12 Tuesdays, Sept. 13-Nov.15, Nov. 29-Dec. 13 • 11a.m. • Issaquah Library, 10 W. Sunset Way • Free • Contact: (425) 392-5430

Spanish Story Time Ages 2+ with adult Join us for a fun-filled, half-hour of stories, songs and finger plays. Evening Story Times are bilingual, offering a great opportunity for children who want to learn Spanish and ESL children who want to practice their English. • Mondays, Sept. 12-Oct. 3, Oct.17- Nov.14, Nov. 28 • 7 p.m. • Issaquah Library, 10 W. Sunset Way • Free • 425-392-5430

Toddler Story Time Ages 2 -3 with adult Enjoy stories, songs and finger plays just for toddlers while introducing Early Literacy concepts for parents and caregivers. • Tuesdays, Sept.13-Oct.4, Oct. 18-Nov. 15, Nov. 29-Dec.13 • 10 a.m. or: • Wednesdays, Sept.14-Oct.5, Oct. 19-Nov. 16, Nov. 30-Dec.14 • 10 a.m. and 11 a.m. • Issaquah Library, 10 W. Sunset Way • Free • 425-392-5430

Pool Parties Ages 5 & older Have your child’s next event at the Sammamish Family YMCA pool. Private pool parties for up to 20 children are available in warm, 87 degree pool followed by an hour in the meeting room. Giant inflatables, Loch Ness Monster or Iceberg, are also available! Please note that children must pass a swim test before swimming without a parent/guardian in the water or to use the inflatable. • Saturdays • 1:15-3:30 p.m. • Sammamish Family YMCA Pool (campus of City Church), 4221 228th Ave. SE, Issaquah • $125-$150 Basic Pool Party (no inflatable); $200-$225 • Pool Party with Loch Ness Monster inflatable; $250-$275 • Pool Party with Iceberg inflatable • Paul Ankenman at pankenman@seattleymca.org or 425-391-4840.


Special Events 5th Annual Sammamish Arts Fair All ages Meet the some of the best jury-selected artists on the Eastside. Their art will be available for purchase including original paintings, jewelry, mixed media, encaustic art, various glass arts, ceramics, woodcarving, and textile art. Also interactive family activities for artists and patrons including performance, visual and hands-on art encounters. Inside venue, live music and light refreshments. Sponsored by City of Sammamish, Sammamish Arts Commission and 4Culture. • Saturday and Sunday, Oct. 8-9 • 10 a.m.– 5 p.m. • Sammamish City Hall, 801 228th Ave. SE • Free admission and parking • Sammamish Arts Commission, 425-295-0500 or www.sammamishartfair.wordpress.com

Block Party Quilt Show Vendors, boutique, tea room, kids’ corner, quilts for sale, raffle quilt, demos, and door prizes. This year’s theme: “25 Years in Stitches.” Featured artist is Nancy Lee Chong. • Friday-Sunday, Nov. 11-13 • 10-5 Fri. & Sat., 10-4 Sunday • Issaquah Community Center • $5/suggested donation • www.bpquilters.org

Outdoor Movie on the Green All ages “Despicable Me” is a great movie for the entire family, presented by the Issaquah Park Department and Lunar Flicks. Bring your blankets and lawn chairs for seating. Concessions will be available for purchase. Movie will be shown inside if rainy weather. • Sept. 10 • 8 p.m. • On the lawn at Issaquah Community Center • Free • 425-837-3300

White Elephant & Bake Sale Visit the Issaquah Valley Senior Center alongside Memorial Field during the Salmon Days Festival and do a little shopping/tasting! • Oct. 1 & 2 • 9 a.m.–6 p.m. • Issaquah Valley Senior Center • Free admission • 425-392-2381

Ski & Sport Swap Kiwanis Club of Sammamish swap meet for new, used and recycled sports equipment and items, with an emphasis on skis and snow boards. 20% consignment fee benefits community youth programs. Drop off and tag your items for

sale on Friday Oct. 22, 5:30-8 p.m. • Saturday, Oct. 23 • 8 a.m.- 2 p.m. • Pine Lake Covenant Church, 1715 228th Avenue SE, Sammamish • Free • www.sammamishkiwanis.org

Salmon Days Volunteer Sign Up Party Ages 8-Adult Come and enjoy a delicious dinner, courtesy of Timber Ridge at Talus, sign up for your volunteer shifts and collect your Ohfishal T-shirt at this free party. Children must be accompanied by an adult volunteer. • Wednesday, Sept. 7 • 5:30-7 p.m. • Pickering Barn, Issaquah • Free, in exchange for volunteer time • 425-392-0661 or www.salmondays.org

Salmon Days Festival All ages The Issaquah Salmon Days Festival offers special fishy attractions, the Grande Parade, Foods of the World, arts & crafts, live entertainment, and Field of Fun for kids of all ages. • Oct. 1 & 2 • 9 a.m.–6 p.m. • Front Street, Fish Hatchery, Memorial Field • Free admission • 425-392-0661 or www.salmondays.org

Issaquah Farmers Market All ages • Sept. 10: Music and Food Sammamish Symphony 9-11; Funny Monster Tunes 11-1; cooking demo • Sept. 17: Fall Festivals Begin Fidgety Feet Jazz Band 9-11; BINGO 11-1; Quarter Past 8, 11:30-1:30 • Sept. 24: Issaquah History Day Museum exhibits; Eric Madis Swing Trio 11-1 • Oct. 1: Experience Salmon Days Cathy Jo’s Incredible Band 12:30-2 • October 8: Last Market of the Season Tacoma Glass “blown” pumpkin patch; cooking demo

Sunday Car Shows XXX Root Beer Drive-In on Gilman Blvd. hosts a car show every Sunday starting at 8 a.m. Free admission for all! • Sept. 12 5th Annual All Ford Show • Sept. 18 Shop ‘n Swap Meet • Sept. 25 Mini Coopers • Oct. 9 Magnums, Chargers, 300s & Challengers • Oct. 16 Volkswagen Fall Fling • Oct. 22 PT Cruiser’s Pumpkin Bash • Oct. 23 Blood, Sweat & Gears Blood Drive • Dec. 4 Jingle Bell Cruz/ Toys for Tots


page 15 Holiday Open House

Nightmare at Beaver Lake Haunted House All ages Follow the trail through the haunted forest (handicap accessible.) The haunt goes on, rain or dry, so dress for the weather. Volunteers wanted for makeup application, impromptu acting, set design, sound/lighting, construction and security. School-age volunteers can earn community service hours. Free parking. • Oct. 20-23, 26- 31 • 7-7:45 p.m. Family Scare; 8-11 p.m. Full Scare • Beaver Lake Park, Sammamish • $8 Family Scare, $12 Full Scare Sun-Thurs; $15 Full Scare Fri-Sat. • www.nightmareatbeaverlake.com for information and to volunteer

Visit with Santa, make ornaments, handcrafted items for sale, homemade cookies, live music – all courtesy of Issaquah History Museums! • Saturday, Dec. 3 • 10 a.m.-4 p.m. • Issaquah Train Depot • Free • 425-3500 or www.issaquah history.org

The Art of Giving Holiday Event All ages Celebrate creativity, beauty, and whimsy as our gift to you! Join artEAST Art Center for festive nips and nibbles at the opening of the December member artist show. Meet artists and explore their techniques. Pickup tips for gift wrapping and holiday décor from guest presenters. A complimentary handmade ornament in the spirit of the season awaits you, while supplies last. Wishing you and yours an artful season. • Dec. 2, 3, 4 • Noon-8 p.m. • artEAST and Up Front Gallery, 95 Front St., Issaquah • Free • www.arteast.org/events/community

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Special Interest CERT Training Age 16 + Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) program promotes responsibility and self-sufficiency by creating an awareness of all kinds of disasters, and trains individuals to be better prepared to respond to emergency situations for their families and in their neighborhoods and community. CERT members also give critical support to first responders, provide immediate assistance to victims, help suppress small fires and perform light search and rescue. Choose one session. • Session I: Wednesdays, Sept. 21-Nov. 9 + Nov. 5 drill • Session 2: Thursdays, Sept. 22-Nov. 10 + Nov. 5 drill • 6:30-9:30 p.m. • Issaquah Public Works Bldg, 670 1st Ave NE, Issaquah • $35 • www.issaquahcitizencorps.com/cert/class

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Tea Discovery 12 to adult The introduction to tea teaches what tea is and how it becomes white, green, oolong, black and pu’erh. Taste teas from the top five tea-producing Asian countries: China, Taiwan, Japan, Sri Lanka and India. Experience tea like never before and come away with the connection of tea in world history, culture and development. Each class limited to eight. • Weekly — Oct. to Dec. • 10 a.m. and 7 p.m. classes; 90 minutes • Experience Tea Studio, 195 Front St., Issaquah, WA • $20 per person per class • www.experience-tea.com

Tea Blending Workshop 12 to adult

This class taught by Eastside Fire & Rescue personnel earns you a 2-year card through American Heart Association. Learn knowledge and skills necessary to recognize and provide basic care for breathing & cardiac emergencies, plus extensive first aid. Pre-payment required. Drop by any station to register. • Sept. 10, Oct. 15 or Nov. 12 • 8:30 a.m.-5:30 p.m. • Station 83, 3425 Issaquah/Pine Lake Road, Sammamish • $65 • 425-392-2381

These fun and interactive workshops let you create your own personal-flavored signature tea blend. Choose from: black; green and white, or herbal tea blending. We’ll discuss the basics of blending then set you free to create your favorite flavors using tea, herbs and botanicals. You will then package 2 ounces and take it home. What a great holiday gift idea! • Weekly— Oct. to Dec. • 10 a.m. and 7 p.m. classes; 90 minutes • Experience Tea Studio, 195 Front St., Issaquah, WA • $20 per person per class • www.experience-tea.com

AARP Driver Safety Ages 55+

Retirement and Tax Strategies Adults & Teens

This 8-hour program is an innovative classroom driverretaining program designed to help older persons improve their driving skills. Attendance all day is necessary to receive a certificate that may allow insurance discounts. Fee payable in class to AARP by check only. • Friday, Oct. 7 • 9 a.m. • Swedish/Issaquah, 751 NE Blakely Dr. • $12 for members/ $14 non-members • www.swedish.org

This workshop covers building up and the distribution of retirement savings. What source should you use first. What about a down market? How many sources should one have? Presented by Patricia Parsons and Kirstin Mahoney of MassMutual Financial Group. • Tuesday, Sept. 20 • 7-8:30 p.m. • Issaquah Library, 10 W. Sunset Way • Free • 425-392-5430


page 17 Building a Solid Financial Home Adults

Understanding Credit Reports Adults & Teens

This workshop walks the participant through the various segments of personal finance and would show how one segment builds upon the other; includies wills and trusts, insurance, college savings, retirement and tax, asset allocation and investment strategies, long term care. Presented by Patricia Parsons and Kirstin Mahoney of MassMutual Financial Group. • Tuesday, Oct. 18 • 7-8:30 p.m. • Issaquah Library, 10 W. Sunset Way • Free • 425-392-5430

Learn how to use free credit reports to learn what's behind your credit rating, how to correct misinformation, and prevent fraud and identity theft. Presented by Jay Hansen, Financial Educator, BECU. • Thursday, Oct. 6 • 7-8 p.m. • Issaquah Library, 10 W. Sunset Way • Free • 425-392-5430

Create a Website for Your Small Business! Adults and teens No programming required! Discover easy-to-use design tools to build your small business website quick, cheap and easy. Covers the dos and don’ts, tips and traps of website design. Optional workbooks available for purchase during class. Taught by a multi award-winning instructor and published author Kevin Boyd. • Tuesday, Nov. 22 • 7-8:30 p.m. • Issaquah Library, 10 W. Sunset Way • Free • 425-392-5430

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Fall Sports Cycle the Wave WAVE (Women Against Violence Everywhere) is a non-competitive women’s cycling experience for women of all ages and fitness levels to benefit Eastside Domestic Violence programs. Start in Issaquah and pedal through Bellevue, South King County, Renton and Newcastle. The fun routes include 25-mile Girly Girl, 40-mile Middle Sister or 62-mile Burly Girl. • Sunday, Sept. 18 • 6:30 a.m. • Tibbetts Valley Park, 965 12th Ave. NW, Issaquah • $65 through Sept. 16, then $75 • www.cyclethewave.com

Swim Lessons Ages 3-5 and 6-11 Learn to swim at the Y! Beginning through advanced levels of swim lessons are offered with trained instructors in a warm indoor pool. Lessons are available year-round evenings and weekends. Swim Team, private swim lessons and adult beginning lessons are available, too. • Dates & times at www.sammamishymca.org or www.coalcreekymca.org • Sammamish Family YMCA ( at City Church campus), 4221 228th Ave. SE, Issaquah • Coal Creek Family YMCA, 13750 Newcastle Golf Club Rd, Newcastle • Cost varies depending on session and days • 425-391-4840 or pankenman@seattleymca.org for Sammamish Family YMCA • (425) 282-1500 or aprice@seattleymca.org for Coal Creek Family YMCA

Sammamish Walks Come along for a guided walk. Bring your cameras or binoculars but leave dogs at home. On Sept. 17, walk through Beaver Lake Park, with a photography focus. On Oct. 15, walk Hazel Wolfe Wetlands past a large beaver dam in the 116-acre habitat. • Saturdays, Sept. 17 and Oct. 16 • 10 a.m.-Noon • Free • Sign up at www.ci.sammamish.wa.us/events

Hiking Group Seniors Take a break from your ordinary routine and reconnect with the natural world! These beginning-level hikes are selected for their ease and beauty. Enjoy a Y bus ride to and from the hike. Bring a sack lunch, water bottle, sturdy shoes and rain gear if needed. • Sept. 29 - Franklin Falls; Oct. 27 - Tiger Mountain; Nov. 17 - Coal Creek Falls • 9:30 a.m.

• Sammamish Family YMCA (located on City Church campus), 4221 228th Ave SE, Issaquah • $5 per hike Facility Members; $8 per hike guests and non-members Free if you provide your own transportation to the trailhead • Hilary Mayhew - hmayhew@seattleymca.org or 425-391-4840

Lake Sammamish State Park Orienteering The Sammamish Orienteering Club is organizing this fun event. Meet at Lake Sammamish State Park and choose your course, beginner (1K) to advanced (4K), using a map and compass to follow a preset course. • Saturday, Oct. 15 • 10 a.m.-noon • Lake Sammamish State Park • $3-6 per person • www.cascadeoc.org or (425) 822-6254

Issaquah Run at Salmon Days Also known as the Rotary Run, this event includes a 10K race, a 5K Fun Run/Walk and a 1K Kids Dash. Courses are flat and fast and meander through town during the Salmon Days Festival. Proceeds to benefit Issaquah Schools Foundation. • Sunday, Oct. 2 • 7:30 a.m. • $5 Kids 1K; $30 5K/10K • Register online by noon, Sept. 29 at www.issaquahrun.com

Salmon Days Geoteaming All ages Enjoy two hours roaming the streets of Issaquah in search of treasures during a high-tech scavenger hunt using a hand-held GPS unit to locate cache sites and take a photograph with your team to earn points. All equipment provided. Arrive one hour early to register and learn to use the equipment. Brought to you by Virginia Mason Medical Center and Rogue’s Issaquah Brewhouse. • Saturday, Sept. 24 • 9:30 am, Noon or 2:30 pm. starts • Start location to be decided • Free • Pre-register at www.salmondays.org

Gymnastics Ages 2-18 Gymnastics classes and summer camps expose your child to all around physical fitness, as well as achievement and challenges that improve coordination, body awareness, self confidence and sports readiness in a fun environment. • Year around, Monday thru Thursday • All day and evening, varies by class • Gymnastics East, Bellevue and Issaquah locations • Cost varies by program • www.gymnasticseast.com, 425-644-8117 or 425-392-2621


page 19 Grand Ridge Trail Runs Run the trails of Grand Ridge, just off I-90 at exit 20. Choose a 5-mile run, half-marathon, marathon or 50K course. Some of the nicest trails in the Northwest! • Saturday, Nov. 19 • 7 a.m. registration and check-in • Grand Ridge Trailhead • $45 50K/ $42 Marathon/ $35 half-marathon/ $25 5 mile, by Nov. 12 • www.evergreentrailruns.com

Horseback Riding Lessons Ages 6-18 Riding lessons include the use of grooming and riding arena, all equipment, and the horse. Riding lesson fees pay all the costs of feeding and caring for the horse and its equipment including veterinary care, shoeing, feed, clothing, riding tack, and maintenance of the arena. Private lessons are 30 minutes and semi-private lessons (two students) are approximately 45 minutes. • Year round • After school program available • Red Gate Farm, 23836 SE 24th St, Sammamish • $65 per lesson/ minimum one per week • Jamie Smith at 425-392-0111 or redgatecamp@earthlink.net

Tennis & Friends Ages 50+ This informal group meets at Tibbetts Valley Park tennis courts, weather permitting. Three of the four courts are reserved for Tennis & Friends. Registration not required. • Monday-Friday • 9 a.m.-12 p.m. • Tibbetts Valley Park • Free • Lloyd Spencer, (425) 369-8332.

Youth Karate Lessons Ages 4-11 A fun and exciting way for your child to get introduced to karate! Your child will learn the strikes, blocks, kicks and the non-violent philosophy of Shotokan karate! Washington Shotokan Association is a nonprofit organization. • Year around • Time varies with class • Washington Shotokan locations in Issaquah, Sammamish, Bellevue, Fall City, Snoqualmie, North Bend • $72 for 4 weeks of lessons and complete karate uniform • 425-454-6633 or adsensei@esc.com

Girls Lacrosse Instructional League Ages 6-10 Fall instructional league for girls interested in having fun and developing skills. Sessions consist of scrimmaging, skill relays and games. Girls program will be divided by age/grade. Girls are required to provide a stick, goggles and mouth guard. • 5 Fridays, Sept. 9-Oct. 7 • 4:30-6 p.m. • Pine Lake Middle School field • $50 • www.IssaquahYouthLacrosse.org

Boys Lacrosse Instructional League Ages 6-10 Fall instructional league for boys interested in having fun and developing skills. Sessions consist of skill instruction, team competition, relays and games. Boys will be divided by age/grade into two divisions. Full-gear, limited-contact developmental program using ‘Boys Youth Rules.’ Full gear required. • 8 Fridays, Sept. 9-Oct. 28 • 4:30-6 p.m. • Pine Lake Middle School field • $80 • www.IssaquahYouthLacrosse.org

Learn to Ice Skate Ages 5+ Embark on a lifetime of skating fun with half-hour on-ice instruction for all ages at Castle Ice Arena. Evaluation of skills on the seventh class. • NEW! Hockey Learn to Skate Basic 1 or 2 on Saturdays at 11:45am • NEW Saturday Morning sessions Tot Basic 1 and 2 9:55am to 10:25am • Tuesday class times - 6pm - 6:30 p.m. 6:30pm - 7pm • Saturday class times: 12:45 - 1:15 p.m. - 1:15pm to 1:45pm • Tuesday Fall Series Dates: September 6th thru Oct 18th Oct 25th thru Dec 13th • Saturday Fall Series Dates: September 10th thru Oct 22nd Oct 29th thru Dec 17th optional practice time follows Castle Ice Arena, 12620 164th Ave. SE, Renton $115 includes admission and skate rental 425-254-8750 or Lts@castleice.com

Guided Mountain Hikes Join members of the Issaquah Alps Trails Club on various hikes throughout the year. Each hike is graded for difficulty. No fees. All hikes begin at the Issaquah Trails House at the corner of First and Bush near the Community Center. The club’s website lists upcoming hikes, but this is a sampling of what’s ahead. • Sept. 10, 9:30 a.m., Cougar Mt. Loop, 4.5 miles • Sept. 17, 1 p.m., Tiger Mt. Tradition Loop, 5 miles • Sept. 18, 9:30 a.m., Taylor Mountain, 6.5 miles • Sept. 18, 10 a.m. Leader’s Choice, dogs welcome, 4-6 miles • Sept. 23, 10 a.m. Leader’s Choice, dogs welcome, 3-4 miles • Go to www.issaquahalps.org


Teen Activities Teen Programs 8th-12th grade Eastside YMCAs offer many teen programs including Youth and Government, Earth Service Corps, Teen Girls Fitness Training, Rec Volleyball, leadership programs, service programs, volunteer opportunities and more! • School Year • Time varies by program • Sammamish Family YMCA, 4221 228th Ave SE, Issaquah • Coal Creek Family YMCA, 13750 Newcastle Golf Club Rd., Newcastle • Cost varies by program • 425-391-4840 or sammamishymca.org (425) 282-1500 or coalcreekymca.org

Be Smart About Credit Cards Grades 6-12 Don’t get buried in credit card debt! Learn how to compare credit cards, how to decipher the technical terms on the credit card application and agreement, what different interest rates mean, and how to manage your credit card spending. Presented by Patricia Parsons & Kirsten Mahoney of MassMutual Financial Group. • Saturday, Oct. 15 • 10-11:30 a.m. • Issaquah Library, 10 W. Sunset Way • Free • 425-392-5430 or jrgomes@kcls.org

Tutoring Plus Ages 14-17 This program helps kids who come in for one hour to work on school homework. Tutoring also for test prep like SAT, ACT, placement tests, quizzes and tests in school. AP calculus, IB math classes also covered. • Monday-Thursday, Sept. 1 to Mar. 30 • 3-6 p.m. • Mathnasium of Issaquah, 4546 Klahanie Drive SE • $35 per session • 425-270-1054 or issaquah@mathnasium.com

Power Math Workout Ages 11-18 Students come in for one hour to work on their weak subjects, per their grade level. Middle and high school kids can also get help on homework and get a chance to do mental math. • Monday-Thursday, Sept. 1 to Mar. 30 • 3-6 p.m. • Mathnasium of Issaquah, 4546 Klahanie Drive SE • $33 per session • 425-270-1054 or issaquah@mathnasium.com

How to Write Great College Essays High school+ We created this seminar to teach students how to find and write their best stories for college essays. We’ll explain what admissions officers actually want (and don’t want) to read, reveal the five most overused essay topics on which far too many kids rely, and teach writing techniques that will help any student write more engaging and effective college essays. Presented by Collegewise. • Saturday, Sept. 10 • 10 – 11:30 a.m. • Issaquah Library, 10 W. Sunset Way • Free • 425-392-5430 or jrgomes@kcls.org

Cost and College High school+ Learn how colleges are changing the way they admit students and how students applying to college must adapt to these changes. You’ll also learn how to factor your need for financial aid into your college selections. Presented by Collegewise. • Saturday, Sept. 24 • 10 – 11:30 a.m. • Issaquah Library, 10 W. Sunset Way • Free • 425-392-5430 or jrgomes@kcls.org

S.M.A.R.T. Teen Stress Management and Relaxation Training Ages 13-19 Even when you can't completely get rid of what's stressing you, you can reduce your stress and manage it so that you feel better. Learn relaxation techniques and stress management strategies here at S.M.A.R.T. Teen. This workshop is a partnership between Issaquah Public Library and Parent Trust for Washington Children, made possible by a grant from United Way King County. Registration is required and begins Sept. 4. • Sunday, Sept. 18 • 3-4:30 p.m. • Issaquah Library, 10 W. Sunset Way • Free • 425-392-5430 or jrgomes@kcls.org

Middle School Dance 6th - 8th grade All youth in grades 6-8 are welcome to attend, provided they have photo ID. No re-entry if student leaves the dance before 10 p.m. Concessions available. Dress code enforced. All youth must pass through a metal detector at entrance. • Friday, Sept. 23 & Dec. 2 • 7–10 p.m. • Issaquah Community Center • $5 at the door • (425) 837-3317, Issaquah Park Dept.


page 21 Budgeting & How to Save Grades 6-12 Learn how to create a realistic budget and stick to it. Hear about the differences between savings accounts–where to build savings, what the differences are between them, how money grows and how personal savings works. By the end of the workshop, you will understand typical banking definitions like interest types, inflation, ACH and FDIC. Presented by Patricia Parsons & Kirsten Mahoney of Mass Mutual Financial Group. • Saturday, Oct. 1 • 10-11:30 a.m. • Issaquah Library, 10 W. Sunset Way • Free • 425-392-5430 or jrgomes@kcls.org

How to Balance a Checkbook Grades 6-12 Learn all about checks–what they are and how to write them. You will also learn how to read a statement and how a debit card works with a checking account. Know which typical fees students should ask about when deciding what type of account to open. Presented by Patricia Parsons & Kirsten Mahoney of Mass Mutual Financial Group. • Saturday Oct. 8 • 10-11:30 a.m. • Issaquah Library, 10 W. Sunset Way • Free • 425-392-5430 or jrgomes@kcls.org

Digitize Me Photo Booth Take a photo of yourself using Photo Booth on the Digital Discovery Zone then print, save, and/or upload your photo to your MySpace or Facebook page. Drop in only. • Saturday, Oct. 22, 2-4 p.m. OR • Monday, Nov. 14, 2:30-4:30 p.m. • Issaquah Library, 10 W. Sunset Way • Free • 425-392-5430 or jrgomes@kcls.org


page 22 Safe Sitter® Ages 11-13 A medically accurate program that teaches boys and girls how to be a good babysitter. The class covers basic lifesaving, safety precautions, when to summon help, tips on child care, and the responsibilities of safe babysitting. Also age-appropriate entertainment ideas. • Saturday, Oct. 22 • 9 a.m.-4 p.m. • Swedish/Issaquah, 751 NE Blakely Dr. • $40 • www.swedish.org

Myths & Masks: It Is All Greek To Me Grades 5-12 Like mythology? Want to learn more about Greek Gods and the myths that made them? Actors from Y.E.S. @ Seattle's Theatre 9/12 will guide you on a hilariously interactive journey through Greek History. • Wednesday, Nov. 2 • 6:30-7:30 p.m. • Issaquah Library, 10 W. Sunset Way • Free • 425-392-5430 or jrgomes@kcls.org

Manga Club Grades 6-12 Do you like to read or draw Manga? Interested in Anime? Join the club. Sponsored by Friends of the Issaquah Library. • Mondays, Sept. 19, Oct. 17, Nov. 28 • 3-4 pm • Issaquah Library, 10 W. Sunset Way • Free • 425-392-5430 or jrgomes@kcls.org

Teen Book Group Grades 6-12 What are you reading? Watching? Listening to? Come talk, share ideas and earn books to keep when you discuss them with the group. Books and refreshments provided by the Friends of the Issaquah Library. • Thursdays, Sept. 22, Oct. 20, Nov. 17

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3-4 p.m. Issaquah Library, 10 W. Sunset Way Free 425-392-5430 or jrgomes@kcls.org

Read 3, Get 1 Free Ages 12-18 Read three books, write three short thoughtful reviews and get a new paperback book…FREE! Teens, ages 12 to 18, can pick up an entry form at any KCLS library or online at www.kcls.org/read3. Sponsored by the KCLS Foundation. • Year around • Check kcls.org or library open hours. • Issaquah Library, 10 W. Sunset Way • Free • 425-392-5430 or jrgomes@kcls.org

Game On Ages 10-18 Play games for the Wii, Xbox 360 and PS2 and give Kinect a try. We have board games too. • Thursdays, Oct. 13 & Nov.10 • 2:30 – 3:30 p.m. • Issaquah Library, 10 W. Sunset Way • Free • 425-392-5430 or jrgomes@kcls.org

Super Smash Bros. Brawl Tournament Annihilate your adversaries! Crush your competitors! Obliterate your opponents! Compete for honor and prizes! Space is limited. • Thursday, Dec. 8 • 3:30-5:30 p.m. • Issaquah Library, 10 W. Sunset Way • Free • 425-392-5430 or jrgomes@kcls.org

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Beaver Lake Park

2526 244th Ave. SE

Black Nugget Park 1953 24th Ave. NE

Central Park 1907 Park Dr. NE

Depot Park Rainier Blvd.& Alder Place

Gibson Park Newport Way

Grand View Park 2306 NE Natalie Way

Issaquah Comm. Ctr. 301 Rainier Blvd. N.

Lake Samm. State Park 2000 NW Sammamish Rd.

Pickering Farm 1730 10th Ave.

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2615 228th Ave. SE

Preston Athletic Fields 87th Place

Sammamish Commons 801 228th Ave. SE

Squak Valley Park Iss-Hobart Rd. & SE 104th St

Veterans’ Memorial Field 140 E. Sunset Way Tibbetts Valley Park

12th Ave. NW & Maple St.

oatin g/Fis hing Bask etbal l Cou rts Gras sy Pl ay A rea

door Rent al Fa cility B

Skat e Par k Clim bing Wall Play grou nd Socce r Fiel ds Base ball F ields Tenn is Co urts In

Picni c Tab les Picni c She lters B BQ Grills Rest room s Beach

Area Parks

Park ing

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