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Special section of The Issaquah Press and Sammamish Review


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Published by Issaquah Press Inc. www.issaquahpress.com 425-392-6434 Cultural Arts

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Health Education 6 Parenting

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Watch for the Summer issue of Free Time! coming June 4, 2014

Preschool/Youth 10 Special Events

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Special Interest

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Sports & Fitness

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Teen Activities

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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.


Cultural Arts Mother Daughter Book Club Girls 10-13 and their mothers

“Rules” by Cynthia Lord will be discussed. Catherine,12, has conflicting feelings about her autistic younger brother. While she loves him, she is also embarrassed by his behavior and feels neglected by their parents. In an effort for normalcy, Catherine creates rules for him (“It’s okay to hug Mom but not the clerk at the video store”). Each chapter title is also a rule. This group meets monthly for lively book discussion and treats. Drop-ins welcome. Contact the library for email notification of dates and titles. Sponsored by Friends of the Sammamish Library. • Sunday, March 9 • 1 p.m. • Sammamish Library, 825 228th Ave. SE • Free • 425-392-3130

MixxedFit® Dance Fitness Adult

MixxedFit® is a peopleinspired dance fitness program that is a perfect blend of explosive dancing and boot camp-inspired toning. Dance to today’s hottest music, and spice things up with exercises to make your workout more effective and challenging. The best part is that you tone using your own body. No equipment, no dumbbells and no awkward toning contraptions! If you’re plateauing in your traditional dance fitness class, this might be the answer. • Mondays • Noon to 1 p.m. • Backstage Dance Studio, 13420 SE 32nd St., Bellevue (Factoria area) • $10 per class • 425-747-5070 or www.backstagedance.org

Music Lessons Camps and Classes Ages 3-Adult

Learn how to play an instrument at Music Works Northwest! We offer private and group lessons, classes, and ensembles for all ages and abilities with an award-winning faculty. We also offer music therapy, and our music-themed summer camps start in June. • Mon-Fri 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. • Sat 9 a.m to 5 p.m. • Music Works Northwest, 14360 SE Eastgate Way, Bellevue • Cost varies by program • 425-644-0988 or www.musicworksnw.org

Painting, Drawing, Ceramics, Jewelry-Making Teens and Adults

Dozens of classes and workshops create a positive learning experience for the novice or professional student. The artEAST Art Center offers classes in painting, ceramics, mixed media, drawing, encaustic and more. These diverse and unique programs change often to offer enticing new experiences that are conveniently schedule and close to home. • Daily throughout the year • Morning, afternoon and evening

• artEAST Art Center, 95 Front St. N., Issaquah • Cost varies by class • www.arteast.org

Read and Discuss: ‘My Antonia’

Join us at the Issaquah Library to discuss “My Antonia” by Willa Cather • Monday, March 10 • 6:30-8 p.m. • Issaquah Library, 10 W. Sunset Way • Free • Issaquah Library 425-392-5430

Meet the Author: A Conversation with Jamie Ford Adults and teens

Ford’s debut novel, “Hotel on the Corner of Bitter and Sweet,” shares the story of the Japanese American internment during World War II through the eyes of a young Chinese boy. His most recent book, “Songs of Willow Frost” is set against the backdrop of Depression-era Seattle. This powerful tale focuses on two engaging characters — a boy with dreams for his future and a woman escaping her haunted past. Sponsored by the Friends of the Sammamish Library. • Tuesday, March 11 • 7 p.m. • Sammamish Library, 825 228th Ave. SE • Free • 425-392-3130

Meet the Author: ‘Backpacking Washington’ Teens-Adults

Washington contains some varied backpacking country! Helping you decide where to start is author and renowned hiker Craig Romano, who literally went through fire to research this book – ask him to tell you the story. Romano is the author of eight books, including several in the bestselling Day Hiking series with Mountaineers Books, and is a dedicated runner, cyclist and conservationist. • Tuesday, March 25 • 7 p.m. • Issaquah Library, 10 W. Sunset Way • Free • 425-392-5430

Meet Children’s Author of ‘Kyra’s New Zoo’ All ages

Join local author Govind Agarwal to explore the picture book “Kyra’s New Zoo” with baby Giraffe, Monkey, Lion and Elephant introducing preschoolers to animals and their sounds through rhyme,followed by fun coloring, puzzles and word search activities. Books will be available to be purchased and signed by the author. • Saturday, April 5 • 11 a.m. • Sammamish Library, 825 228th Ave. SE • Free • 425-392-3130


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Read and Discuss: ‘Wild: From Lost to Found on the Pacific Crest Trail’

Join us at the Issaquah Library to discuss “Wild” by Cheryl Strayed • Monday, April 14 • 6:30-8 p.m. • Issaquah Library, 10 W. Sunset Way • Free • 425-392-5430

Read and Discuss: ‘Me Before You’

Join us at the Issaquah Library to discuss “Me Before You” by Jojo Moyes • Monday, May 19 • 6:30-8 p.m. • Issaquah Library, 10 W. Sunset Way • Free • Issaquah Library 425-392-5430

Talk Time

Join us at the Issaquah Library to practice your English skills with a trained instructor. Classes are informal, fun and free! • Thursdays • 6:30 p.m. • Issaquah Library, 10 W. Sunset Way • Free • Issaquah Library 425-392-5430

Citizenship Class

Prepare for the oral interview and written sections of the United States citizenship test with a trained instructor. • Monday, March 10 • 6:30-8 p.m. • Issaquah Library, 10 W. Sunset Way • Free • Issaquah Library 425-392-5430

Music

Enrich Your Child’s Life Through Music Works Northwest offers After School Music Lessons and Activities for All Ages!

NEW Children’s Choir & Chamber Music Programs

musicworksnw.org • 425-644-0988 Conveniently located off I-90 in Bellevue

A non-profit community music school


Health Education

the different types of available products and prescription drug plans. At the conclusion of this class, you will be able to make an educated, informed evaluation of what best suits your needs. The speaker is not connected with the Federal Medicare Program. • Monday, March 17, Issaquah Library • Wednesday, April 2 and May 7, Sammamish Library • 7 p.m. • Free • 425-392-5430 Issaquah, or 425-392-3130 Sammamish

CPR Class

Ages 12 to adult

Meet the Author: ‘Cooking Your Local Produce’ Teens & adults

Produce is forgiving, and the food from the local farms makes us all better cooks. This cookbook is for people who want to learn how to shop at a farmers market, or get a CSA Box (one of those weekly veggie boxes) and want to know what to do with them • Sunday, March 9 • 2 p.m. • Issaquah Library, 10 W. Sunset Way • Free • 425-392-5430

The Anticancer Lifestyle Teens-Adults

Explore recent findings on ways to increase your resistance to cancer. Learn how to create an anticancer lifestyle using beneficial foods, protecting yourself from environmental threats, and enhancing your physical and emotional well being. Call 206-3862502 to register. • Tuesday, March 11 • 7 p.m. • Issaquah Library, 10 W. Sunset Way • Free • 425-392-5430

Medicare Made Clear

Just when you think you understand about how Medicare works, there is a change or something new to know. This presentation covers the essentials of how basic Medicare works, what it covers,

This class is taught by Eastside Fire & Rescue personnel and earns you a 2-year card through American Heart Association. Learn knowledge and gain skills necessary to recognize and provide basic care for breathing and cardiac emergencies. Includes adult, infant and child resuscitation. Pre-payment required. Drop by any EFR fire station to register. • Saturdays, March 8, April 5, May 10 or June 14 • 8:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. • Station 83, 3425 Issaquah/Pine Lake Road, Sammamish • $30 • 425-313-3200

First Aid Class Ages 12 to adult

This class, taught by Eastside Fire & Rescue personnel, earns you a 2-year endorsement through American Heart Association. Learn knowledge and gain skills necessary to recognize and provide basic care for breathing and cardiac emergencies, plus extensive first aid. Pre-payment required. Drop by any fire station to register. • Saturdays, March 8, April 5, May 10 or June 14 • 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. • Station 83, 3425 Issaquah/Pine Lake Road, Sammamish • $60 • 425-313-3200

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. • Thursday, Mar. 13 • 6:30–8 p.m. • Overlake Medical Clinic, Highmark 1740 NW Maple Street, Issaquah • Free • www.overlakehospital.org/classes


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Joint Replacement: The Right Choice? All Ages

If you have arthritic joint pain and are considering joint replacement, you’ll want to attend this important class. An orthopedic surgeon will discuss hip- and knee-replacement surgery, as well as the latest in robotic-assisted surgery for those who have advanced arthritis in part of their knee. There will also be a question and answer session with the surgeon. Preregistration required, www.swedish.org/classes. • Thursday, March 20 • 6-8 p.m. • Swedish Medical Center, 751 NE Blakely Drive, Issaquah • Free • www.swedish.org/classes or 206-386-2502

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 join us for an informative evening to find out if weight loss surgery is right for you. Preregistration required • Tuesday, March 25 or April 22 • 6-7:30 p.m. • Overlake Medical Clinic, Highmark – 1740 NW Maple Street, Issaquah • Free • 425-688-5259 or www.overlakehospital.org/classes

Don’t Make Me Laugh: Bladder Control Therapies that Really Work

Did you know that one in three women suffer from urine leakage? If you have struggled with bladder control, you are not alone. Join pelvic-health expert and urogynecologist, Lora Plaskon, M.D., to learn about the causes of urine incontinence and treatment options that work. Pre-registration required. • Wednesday, May 7 and Thursday, May 8 • 6-8 p.m. • Swedish/Issaquah, 751 NE Blakely Drive • Free • www.swedish.org/classes or 206-386-2502

Can You Hear Me Now?

This interactive discussion will turn up the volume on frequently asked questions about hearing loss, hearing aids and strategies to communicate with hearing-impaired friends and family members. Everyone welcome. Preregistration required. Wednesday, May 14 • 6-7 p.m. • Swedish/Issaquah, 751 NE Blakely Drive • Free • www.swedish.org/classes or 206-386-2502

Heartsaver CPR & AED

Learn how to save a life using proper AED and CPR techniques for adults, children, and infants. • Wednesday, Jun 11 • 6-9:00 p.m. • Swedish Medical Center, 751 NE Blakely Drive, Issaquah • Free • 206-386-2502

Support Groups Alcoholics Anonymous, meets at various locations and times. Go to www. eastsideintergroup.org. ALS Support Group offers support for people with ALS, their caregivers and other interested people. Call 656-1650. Alzheimer’s Disease and Dementia Support Group for family, care partners and friends meets 6-7:30 p.m. the second Thursday at Aegis of Issaquah, 780 N.W. Juniper St. Call 313-7364. Angel Care-Breast Cancer Foundation offers free emotional support to the newly diagnosed, enhancing emotional recovery while going through treatments. Go to www.angelcarefoundation.org. Arthritis Support Group meets at 7 p.m. the second Tuesday at Overlake Hospital. Call 688-5800. Bereavement Support Group meets at 7 p.m. the second and fourth Mondays at Overlake Hospital. Call 688-5127. Family Caregivers Support Group meets 3-4:30 p.m. the second and fourth Thursdays at Overlake Senior Health Center, 1750 112th Ave. N.E., Suite A-101, Bellevue. Free to anyone caring for an older adult. Call 688-5807. Parkinson’s Disease Support Group meets at 1:30 p.m. the second Monday at Our Savior Lutheran Church, 745 Front St. S. Call 206-230-0166. Prostate Cancer Support Group meets at 7 p.m. the third Tuesday at Lincoln Center, 555 116th Ave. N.E., Suite 125, Bellevue. Call 746-3999. Tops (Take Off Pounds Sensibly) meets at 9:30 a.m. Thursdays at Our Savior Lutheran Church, 745 Front St. S. Call 391-1889.

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Parenting Encompass Parenting For parents of newborns to age 5

Workshop series based on Parenting Counts curriculum developed by Talaris Institute. Learn the pillars of your child’s social and emotional development and why they are critical to your child’s future success in academics and in life. The workshop leader is Kerry Beymer, manager of parenting education for Encompass trained in several national, evidence-based parenting programs. Attend one or all workshops. Discounted childcare available. • Thursdays, March 6, April 3, May 1 and June 5 • 5:30-7:30 p.m. • Virginia Mason Issaquah Clinic, 100 Gilman Blvd., Issaquah • Free, online registration • 425-888-2777, www.encompassnw.org

Developmental Screenings For parents of infants to kindergarteners

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. Preregistration required. • Offered weeknights and weekends and on two consecutive Fridays • Check online for times • Overlake Medical Clinic, Highmark 1740 NW Maple Street, Issaquah • $105 Comprehensive Series, $95 Condensed Series • 425-688-5259 or www.overlakehospital.org/classes

Infant CPR and Safety Parents and Expecting Parents

Do you have questions about the development of your child? Through a parent report questionnaire, Encompass will screen children ages 3 months to 5 years old. Screenings take just 10 minutes per child. Results available immediately. Parents come away with a list of recommendations regarding motor, speech, self-help, social and cognitive skills. This is a prime opportunity to learn more about your child from the Encompass multi-disciplinary team of therapists and other staff experts. • Tuesday, March 11, April 8, May 13 and June 10 • 9:30-11 a.m. — first-come, first-served • Encompass Issaquah, Blakely Hall, 2500 N.E. Park Drive, Issaquah Highlands • Free • 425-888-3347, www.encompassnw.org

Pediatricians agree that prevention of unintentional injuries is the key to keeping your baby safe. Before your baby arrives, get prepared to keep him or her safe by learning how to prevent the most common unintentional injuries of infants and toddlers. 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, up to one year of age, who is choking or is unresponsive. Pre-registration required, www.swedish.org/classes. • Several sessions offered in April, May and June • 3-hour class • Swedish Medical Center, 751 NE Blakely Drive, Issaquah • Fee: $50/couple • 425-313-4000

1-on-1 Swim Lessons

Sibling Preparation

Ages 2+

Safe N Sound Swimming offers 1-on-1 lessons to teach children to swim with greater success. Methodology allows instructors to focus on student’s level of strength and ability to teach them to swim and safely enjoy the water. Parents do not need to be in the water so they can watch their child learn to swim in a positive and nurturing environment and fun atmosphere. • Year round, start anytime • Times vary • Sammamish Club, 2115 NW Poplar Way, Issaquah • Costs vary • 425-312-7007 or www.SnSswim.com

Newborn Preparation Seminar For expectant parents

This efficient 6-hour course covers newborn care and breastfeeding. We recommend both parents attend this class together. • Offered on several Fridays • 3-9 p.m. • Swedish Issaquah, 751 N.E. Blakely Drive, Issaquah Highlands • FREE of charge, with online registration • 425-313-4000, www.swedish.org/classes

Ages 3+ and parent

Just as your first baby had a major impact on your life, your new baby will have considerable impact on his or her older sibling’s life. This class helps children age 3 to 10 years old understand the birth process and what it’s like to have a new baby in the family. A mini-tour of the birth center is included, which will help prepare them for visiting mom in the hospital. Each sibling should be registered separately. A parent must accompany child during the class. Pre-register at www.swedish.org/classes. • Sessions offered Thursday, April 3, May 1, May 29 • 4-5:30 p.m. • Swedish Medical Center, 751 NE Blakely Drive, Issaquah • Fee: $20 child • 425-313-4000

OB Speed Dating

When you come to OB Speed Dating, you’ll meet several OBs and midwives who deliver at Swedish/Issaquah and get to know them in a fun, low-key environment. You will come to Swedish/Issaquah for an hour, where you’ll have five-minute one-on-one interviews with each provider. You can ask them anything you want. If you hit it off with one, then make an appointment when you’re ready to start your care. Pre-registration required. • Wednesday, May 21 • Two sessions offered, 6 or 7 p.m. • Swedish/Issaquah , 751 NE Blakely Drive • Free • www.swedish.org/obspeeddating


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La Leche League

All breastfeeding mothers and mothers-to-be interested in breastfeeding are welcome. • First Monday of the month • 10 a.m. to noon • Overlake Medical Clinic, Highmark 1740 NW Maple Street, Suite 201, Issaquah • Free • lll.issaquah@gmail.com or 425-312-3477

All About Puberty: Parents and Boys Together

This class provides a perfect opportunity to build a bridge with your 9- to 12-year-old to demystify the mysteries of puberty. The focus of this fun, interactive class is to open and enhance communication between parents and preteens and explain the physical and emotional changes ahead. This course is taught in partnership with Planned Parenthood of the Great Northwest. Pre-registration required: www.swedish.org/classes. • Monday, July 7 • 6:30-9 p.m. • Swedish Medical Center, 751 NE Blakely Drive, Issaquah • $35 per family (two adults and one child; $5 fee for each additional child or adult in the same family.) • 206-386-2502

All About Puberty: Parents and Girls Together

This class provides a perfect opportunity to build a bridge with your 9- to 12-year-old to demystify the mysteries of puberty. The focus of this fun, interactive class is to open and enhance communication between parents and preteens and explain the physical and emotional changes ahead. This course is taught in partnership with Planned Parenthood of the Great Northwest. Pre-registration required: www.swedish.org/classes. • Monday, July 14 • 6:30-9 p.m. • Swedish Medical Center, 751 NE Blakely Drive, Issaquah • $35 per family (fee includes two adults and one child; there is a $5 fee for each additional child or adult in the same family.) • 206-386-2502

Watch for the Summer issue of Free Time! coming June 4, 2014

SCIENCE ADVENTURE SUMMER CAMPS Weeklong Day Camps for 6-11 year olds Little Fry Camp for preschoolers 425.392.1118 • www.issaquahfish.org 125 W. Sunset Way, Issaquah, WA

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Gymnastics Classes

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Preschool/Youth

Sammamish Eye Level Spring After-School Program Ages 4-12

DigiPen ProjectFUN Technology Summer Workshops Ages 6+

Summer fun paddling! Youth Paddlesports Camps at Lake Sammamish State Park are offered for half and full days. Learn in kayaks and stand-up paddleboards with Kayak Academy’s expert instructors. • June 23-27; July 7-11; August 18-22 • Lake Sammamish State Park • $300 • Kayak Academy/Issaquah Paddle Sports, 206-527-1825

DigiPen’s ProjectFUN Programs present a high quality education by engaging and challenging elementary, middle, and high school students through hands-on learning. ProjectFUN workshops engage students in the arts and sciences by immersing them in the tools and techniques of high-tech careers. Workshops in Game Design, Video Game Programming, Fine Arts and Multimedia Production, and Robotics and Engineering enhance students’ critical thinking skills, improve their knowledge of core subjects like math and physics, and excite interest in academic concepts underlying modern technology. • Session 1: June 23-July 3* (no workshop on July 4th) Session 2: July 7-July 18 Session 3: July 21-August 1 Session 4: August 4-August 15 • 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily*, with free after-workshop activities most days 5-6:30 p.m. Session 1 begins at 9 a.m. daily, closed July 4. • DigiPen Institute of Technology, Redmond • $1,250 for two-week on-site workshop (lunch and snacks included) $650 for one-week on-site workshop; Register by March 5 for up to $250 discount. • www.projectfun.digipen.edu/summer-workshops/ or 425-629-5007

Summer Programs and Day Camps

Destination Science Summer Camp

YMCA summer programs include Outdoor Day Camp (including Zip Line, Climbing Wall, Giant Swing and more for grades 1-6), Discovery Camp (grades K-3), Quest (grades 6-9), and more! Transportation available from several eastside locations, including Sammamish. • Saturdays • Weekly beginning June 23; visit ykids.org for detailed camp info • Sammamish/Issaquah/Preston/Snoqualmie/Bellevue/Redmond • Cost: $150 – 300, depending on party and membership choice • 425-391-4840 or ykids.org

Fun Science Day Camp is where kids get to have “Aha!” moments of creativity and discovery while building and playing with unique take-home toys, astonishing gadgets and fantastic gizmos. Our top notch, enthusiastice educators and leaders make STEM learning an adventure! • Monday-Friday, July 7 - August 1 • 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.; Extended care available • 18515 92nd Avenue NE, Issaquah • $329/week • www.destinationscience.org or 888-909-2822

Spring towards success with a guided, self-discovery, after-school program designed to foster mastery of concepts in the core subjects of math and English. Sharpen critical thinking skills and catch up or stay ahead of the class. Weekly 45-minute sessions in each subject. Professional instructors. Maximum teacher -student ratio of 1 to 6. Must complete a diagnostic evaluation prior to enrollment. Open throughout the year. • Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays • 3-7 p.m., Saturdays 9-11 a.m. • Sammamish Eye Level, 2830 228th Ave. SE, Sammamish • Price varies by package • Binita Mehta, 425-890-0896

Youth Paddlesports Camps Ages 8+

Ages 5 - 15

Salmon Science Camp Age groups 6-8 and 9-11 years old

Campers will have fun learning about our local salmon and watershed stewardship as they discover Northwest plants and animals, conduct water quality and aquatic insect study of Issaquah Creek, perform experiments, go on a nature hike, make arts and crafts, play games, hear Native American legends and more! The week for 9-11 year olds includes Tiger Mountain exploration on Friday (drop off and pick up at Tiger Mountain). • Weeks of July 14 or July 21 (6-8 year olds) and July 28 (9-11 year olds) • 9:30-3:30, Monday through Friday • Issaquah Salmon Hatchery 125 W. Sunset Way • $250 members, $275 nonmembers • Celina Steiger, celina@issaquahfish.org or 425-392-1118

Ages 5 - 11

Pool Parties Ages 5 and older

Private pool parties for up to 20 children are available in our warm, 87 degree pool followed by an hour in our meeting room. Giant inflatables are also available! Perfect for birthday parties, sports teams and other get togethers. • Saturdays • 1:15–3:30 p.m. • Sammamish Family YMCA, 4221 228th Ave. SE, Issaquah (campus of City Church) • Cost: $150 – 300, depending on party and membership choice • 425-391-4840 or mmeyers@seattleymca.org (Sammamish)

Super Salmon Sleuths Ages 3-6

Join your preschooler in exploring our amazing salmon! FISH’s hands-on program includes a slide show about salmon and acting out the life cycle, a tour of the hatchery and feeding the fish, station time with a water-play station, microscope, smelling game, craft activities, and story time. • March 26, April 15, May 8, May 30, and June 9, 2014 or call to schedule a group class (10 minimum) through June. • 10 11:30 a.m. • Issaquah Salmon Hatchery, 125 W. Sunset Way • $10 per child • Celina Steiger, celina@issaquahfish.org or 425-392-1118


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Little Fry Summer Camp

Story Time for Tots

Make a big splash during FISH’s Little Fry camp for preschoolers! Little Fry campers find out the answers to “Where do salmon live?” And “Who lives near the salmon?” Campers will also explore the salmon hatchery and Issaquah Creek, create an animal track to take home, become a salmon, act like a bug, and sing the songs of water. This camp will encourage the joy of discovery and cultivate a sense of wonder in the environment and in salmon. • June 30 - July 2 or July 7-9 • 9:30 a.m. to 1 p.m., Monday through Wednesday • Issaquah Salmon Hatchery 125 W. Sunset Way • $150 members, $175 non-members • Celina Steiger, celina@issaquahfish.org or 425-392-1118

Birth to12 months will enjoy stories, rhymes, tickles and bounces. Toddlers 12-36 months will enjoy stories, songs and puppetry, and preschoolers 3-5 years can meet new friends to share songs and stories. Story time in Spanish (bilingual) is also available for ages 2+. Days and times vary by class. • Infants meet Wednesdays at 11:30 a.m. • Toddlers meet Tuesdays and Wednesdays at 10:30 a.m. • Preschoolers meet Tuesdays at 11:30 a.m. • Story time in Spanish meet Thursdays at 10 a.m. • Issaquah Library, 10 W. Sunset Way • Free • 425-392-5430

Ages 3-5

Ages 0-5, with adult

1-on-1 Swim Lessons Ages 2+

Safe N Sound Swimming offers 1-on-1 lessons to teach children to swim with greater success. Methodology allows instructors to focus on student’s level of strength and ability to teach them to swim and safely enjoy the water. Parents do not need to be in the water so they can watch their child learn to swim in a positive and nurturing environment and fun atmosphere. • Year round, start anytime • Times vary • Sammamish Club, 2115 NW Poplar Way, Issaquah • Costs vary • 425-312-7007 or www.SnSswim.com

Gymnastics class Ages 18 mos.+

Children gain self confidence by learning to accept a challenge, gaining body awareness and control, and increasing their strength and flexibility through a variety of fun and rewarding activities on bars, beam, floor apparatus, vault and trampoline in a fun and safe environment. • Ongoing classes; summer camps in July and August • Times vary, check schedule • Gymnastics East, Issaquah on Mall Street and in Bellevue near Factoria • Cost varies with age and ability • Issaquah 425-392-2621 or Bellevue 425-644-8117

Water-themed Adventure Camps Ages 6-10

Safe N Sound Swimming camps are filled with fun in and around the water and no swimming experience is required (life jackets provided). Led by our friendly swim instructors and lifeguards, children will play games in the pool, learn to snorkel and receive a 1-on-1 swim lesson each day. Children will learn to canoe and paddleboard on the lake, and participate in fitness activities and arts and crafts. Registration required. • See website for camp dates www.SnSswim.com • Times vary • Sammamish Club, 2115 NW Poplar Way, Issaquah • Costs vary • 425-312-7007 or www.SnSswim.com

Chinese Play & Learn Ages 2 to 5, with adult

Grandparents, aunts, parents, older brothers and sisters, friends and others who take care of the little ones are welcome to come along. We’ll have lots of fun playing, learning, reading and sharing. Bi-lingual facilitator. • Fridays • 10:30 a.m. • Issaquah Library, 10 W. Sunset Way • Free • 425-392-5430


Special Events EGGstravaganza Annual Community Event All ages

Join the YMCA for fun for the whole family! Enjoy egg hunts, activity booths, Easter Bunny, live music, putt putt golf, arts and crafts, giant inflatables, community guests and more! A shuttle will be available from Discovery Elementary (very limited event parking available.) • Saturday, April 19 • 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. (Toddler Egg Hunt at 10:30 a.m., Big Egg Hunt at 11) • Sammamish Family YMCA (campus of City Church), 4221 228th Ave. SE, Issaquah • Free • 425-391-4840 or kpayne@seattleymca.org

Eggstravaganza Ages 1-13

Join us for our first family Eggstravaganza! With egg hunts done by age group and over 2000 eggs, no one gets run over and everyone has fun! Special prize eggs for each age group only add to the fun. Stay after to have your picture taken with the bunny and get a funny caricature made. Also enjoy bounce houses, music, sno cones, popcorn, and a picnic-style lunch. Don’t forget your basket or bag! • Saturday, April 19 • 11 a.m. to 2p.m. • Foothills Baptist Church, 10120 Issaquah-Hobart Road., Issaquah • Free • 425-392-5925 or www.foothillschurch.net/eggstravaganza

Underwater Egg Hunt & Carnival All Ages

The outdoor family tradition is brought indoors and into the shallow end of the pool. Bring your swim suit, towel, and plastic basket to join in on the fun. Carnival games will be available upstairs in the balcony area. Underwater Egg Hunt, pre-registration required: Ages 1 - 5 with a registered adult participant, 6:45-6:55 p.m.; Ages 6 - 9, 7:307:40 p.m.; Ages 10 - 16, 8:30-8:40 p.m. Public swim is available for regular drop-in fees. • Friday, April 18 • 6:30-9 p.m. • Julius Boehm Pool, Issaquah • Fee: $6/Child; $4/Adult • City of Issaquah Parks and Recreation, www. ci.issaquah.wa.us

Historic Pub Crawl Ages 21+

Issaquah History Museums tour leaders will guide groups through participating pubs on Front Street, telling colorful tales of Issaquah’s past while all sip on “old-time” beverages. See the seedier side of Olde Town’s history! Participants will cavort among pubs in downtown Issaquah. • Thursday, May 8 • 7-9 p.m. • $35 • www.downtownissaquah.com

Grape Escape 2014

Rotary Club of Issaquah’s annual Grape Escape fundraiser features wine and spirit tasting from local wineries and breweries, delicious delicacies from local restaurants, silent auction and an evening with friends. Fund raising efforts benefit local and international charities. • Thursday, March 20 • 6-9 p.m. • Pickering Barn • $40/person • www.issaquahrotary.org

Boots, Brats & Brews Adults

Come taste some of the Northwest’s finest foods and brews. Silent auction, raffle and music by Bluegrass band. Ticket includes a commemorative tasting glass, 5 tasting tickets and a brat. • Thursday, April 24 • 6:30-9:30 p.m. • Pickering Barn, 1730 10th Ave. N.W., Issaquah • $40/person • www.bootsbratsandbrews.com

‘Dream with Me’ Spring Gala Adults

This wine tasting, dinner and auction event features William Church Winery and Sparkman Cellars. Gala benefits Encompass, a non-profit providing Issaquah, Sammamish and the Snoqualmie Valley with in-home therapy for infants and toddlers with developmental challenges, parenting classes and other services for children and families. • Saturday, April 26 • 5:45 p.m. wine-tasting and silent auction, 7:30 p.m. dinner and live auction • The Golf Club at Newcastle, 15500 Six Penny Lane, Newcastle • $100 • Encompass, 425-888-2777, www.encompassnw.org

Citywide Spring Clean-up All ages

Celebrate Earth Day by volunteering to spruce up Issaquah. Choose from a number of projects, from litter pick up to planting flowers. Individuals and groups welcome. • Saturday, April 26 • 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. • Meet at Hailstone Feed Store (historic gas station) on Front Street • Free • www.downtownissaquah.com


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Wine Walk

Enjoy live music, art happenings, some snacks and local boutique wines poured in various tasting locations up and down Front Street. Front Street shops and restaurants are open to the general public during Wine Walk and all ages are welcome. • April 4, May 2 • 6-9 p.m. • Check-in is held at the Hailstone Feed store (the historic Shell Station) – 232 Front Street • $25 in advance, $30 day of event for wine tasting tickets • events@downtownissaquah.com

Nourish Every Mind Benefit Luncheon Adults

Join 1,000 community and business leaders at the 16th annual Nourish Every Mind luncheon for an entertaining afternoon that showcases Issaquah Schools Foundation grant recipients and informs guests of the enormous impact private support has on public schools. Luncheon includes silent auction. • Thursday, May 8 • 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. • Issaquah Community Center • Suggested minimum donation $150/person • 425-391-8557 or www.isfdn.org

Northwest Paddling Festival

All ages A gathering of kayakers and other paddle sports enthusiasts on the shores of Lake Sammamish. Sea kayak tours, opportunity to try stand-up paddle boarding, campsite demonstrations. Paddling sports are one of the fastest growing outdoor sports in the west. • Saturday, May 10 • 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. • Sunset Beach at Lake Sammamish State Park • Free event (parking fee $10 or Discover Pass) • www.northwestpaddlingfestival.com

All Breed Cat Show

North Pacific Siamese Fanciers all breed cat show features as many as 200 cats in over 30 breeds as well as household pets. All cats are judged by CFA national judges. Vendors will have cat supplies and crafts for sale, including cat furniture, beds and other items. Learn about the different breeds of cats, purchase the special purebred kitten of your choice, or become the proud owner of a very special rescue cat. • Saturday, May 10 • 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. • Issaquah Community Center • $5/Adult; $4/Senior Citizen; $3 Children under 12; $10/Family • Pat Decano, 425- 882-3061

150 Feet of Art Benefit Auction

2014 will offer the very last 150 Feet of Art event hosted by artEAST! This auction is a rite of spring, and the high energy party will feature catered food and wine, a silent auction, and a wall of collaborative artwork. Event proceeds support community arts programs and art education. • Saturday, May 17 • 5-8 p.m. • artEAST Art Center, 95 Front Street No., Issaquah Press • Visit www.arteast.org for ticket information • 425-392-3191

registration required for teams to participate, but the public is welcome to stop by. • Saturday, May 31 to Sunday, June 1 • 12 p.m. to 8 a.m. • Issaquah High School, 700 2nd Ave SE • Free, donations welcome • www.relayforlife.org

SipFest Adults

The ultimate wine, beer and food tasting event is a sellout every year, with more than 400 people in attendance and featuring 40 of the Northwest’s finest wineries, breweries and restaurants. Benefit for Encompass, which serves Issaquah, Sammamish and the Snoqualmie Valley with in-home therapy for infants and toddlers with developmental challenges. Media sponsor: Issaquah Press. • Friday, June 6 • 6:30-10 p.m. • Pickering Barn, 1730 10th Ave. NW, Issaquah • $45 until March 24 online, $50 online, $55 at the door • 425-888-2777, www.encompassnw.org

Art Walk Adults

Experience artistic creations and the vibe of live music performances during ArtWalk, in historic downtown Issaquah. • Friday, June 6 • 5-9 p.m. • Downtown Issaquah • Free • events@downtownissaquah.com

Washington State Parks 2014 Free Days

State parks are open without charge on the following dates: • Wednesday, March 19 – State parks’ birthday • Saturday, April 19 – Spring Fling • Tuesday, April 22 – Earth Day • Sunday, May 11 – Mother’s Day • Sunday, June 1 – National Trails Day • Saturday and Sunday, June 7-8 – WDFW “Get Outdoors” Free Fishing Days • Monday, August 25 – NPS National Parks Birthday • Saturday, Sept. 27 – National Public Lands Day • Monday, Nov. 10 – Veteran’s Day

Say Cheese!

Providing your children with the best dental care, emphasizing sound eating and oral care habits, educating the child using models, computer technology and kid-friendly terms, and monitoring healthy oral growth and development. Open Monday - Friday Evening & Saturday appointments available

Issaquah Relay for Life

American Cancer Society’s Relay For Life is an overnight event that raises funds to support cancer programs and research in our community. Visit at dusk for the lighting of the luminaries. Pre-

22525 SE 64th Place Suite 170 Issaquah 425-837-0383 • www.apexdentalcare.net info@apexdentalcare.net


Special Interest Travel – Europe on a Budget

Adults and teens Travel writer James Ullrich gives tips and insights on how to travel affordably in Europe when on a budget. This is his specialty. Having learned the hard way, he gives tips on packing light/right and how to build a great itinerary that makes sense given your time restrictions. James also discusses some of the best places in Europe to visit and how to enjoy them regardless of budget constraints. • Wednesday, March 5 • 7 p.m. • Sammamish Library, 825 228th Ave. SE • Free (Sponsored by Friends of the Sammamish Library) • 425-392-3130

Norm’s ‘Favorite Great Singers’ Lectures Adults and teens

Since 1995, Norm Hollingshead has created 48 “Great Singers” lectures and presented them all over Puget Sound. This lecture will highlight Fritz Wunderlich (1930-1966), a brilliant German tenor with a gorgeous voice and fabulous technique, Rita Streich (1920--1987) and her three decades of beautiful tone and dazzling coloratura ability, Cesare Siepi (1923-2010), the greatest Italian basso of his era and Richard Tauber (1891-1948) one of the outstanding Mozart tenors of his day. • Wednesday, March 5, 12, 26 • 7 p.m. • Issaquah Library, 10 W. Sunset Way • Free (Sponsored by the Friends of the Issaquah Library) • 425-392-5430

Basic Veggie Gardening 101 Seminar

Learn the basics of how to grow vegetables in the Northwest. Instructor Michael Aguilar, a Certified Professional Horticulturist, will share his tricks of the trade on everything about gardening. In an hour, you will become a master at bed preparation, seeds vs. starts, choosing the right soil, herbs, the latest on containers and raised beds and more. • Saturday, March 15 • 11 a.m. • 145 NE Gilman Blvd., Issaquah • Free • 425-392-6469

Chicks 101 Seminar

Whether you are new to chickens or just looking for a refresher, this seminar will teach you everything on how to raise your own healthy flock of chickens. Hosted by the experts at Purina, this class is always a fun and informative day! Learn how to set up a brooder, proper nutrition, breed selection, disease prevention and treatment, egg production and housing needs. Enter to win a year’s worth of Purina feed and a chicken coop. • Saturday, March 22 • 10 a.m. and 1 p.m. • Grange Supply, 145 NE Gilman Blvd., Issaquah • Free • 425-392-6469

Travel – Amalfi Coast and Islands

Adults and teens Want to go to the famous Amalfi Coast and nearby Islands? Want to know the best places visit, when to go, how to skip the lines, how to get around the cities and more? Take a virtual guided tour with Kerri Wood of Adventure On Italy at this free seminar that will teach you how to travel like a local, find the best eateries and must see sights as well as some general tips to make your stay incredible. • Wednesday, March 19 • 7 p.m. • Issaquah Library, 10 W. Sunset Way • Free • 425-392-5430

Community Emergency Response Team

Learn emergency preparedness to be ready to offer the community support in the case of a disaster. Learn fire suppression, medical assessment and assistance, search & rescue, disaster psychology. Your class will end with a drill. • Wednesdays, March 19 - May 3 • 6:30-9:30 p.m. • Issaquah Public Works • $35 covers materials and stocked backpack • www.issaquahcitizencorps.com

Backpacking Washington Adults and teens

Washington contains some varied backpacking country! Helping you decide where to start is author and renowned hiker Craig Romano, who literally went through fire to research this book – ask him to tell you the story. Romano is the author of eight books, including several in the bestselling Day Hiking series with Mountaineers Books, and is a dedicated runner, cyclist and conservationist. • Tuesday, March 25 • 7 p.m. • Issaquah Library, 10 W. Sunset Way • Free • 425-392-5430

Sequential Reaction: A History of the American Comic Book Adults and teens

Comics. Graphic novels. Sequential art. Whatever we call them, comic books have held a special place in the hearts of many Americans since first appearing on the market in the 1930s. This interactive, multimedia presentation traces the history of this popular print medium, from its Golden Age in the 1930s and ‘40s to the digital revolution of today. We will have a chance to recall our favorite characters and stories as journalist and comic-book historian Andrew Wahl leads us in a conversation about the history of comic books as an art form, an industry, and a lens for exploring American culture. We will gain knowledge to start exploring the world of comics and have the opportunity to share our own recommendations. Sponsored by Humanities Washington. • Wednesday March 26 • 7 p.m. • Free • Sammamish library, 825 228th Ave. SE • 425-392-3130


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Biking Puget Sound Adults and teens

Join biking guidebook author Bill Thorness for a look at some of the region’s best cycling. He will choose his favorite routes nearest the library and also show and tell about great rides and fun biking events around the Puget Sound area. On our extensive trails, there is truly a ride for people of all ages and abilities. Bill is the author of “Biking Puget Sound: 50 Rides from Olympia to the San Juans” (Mountaineers Books). • Sunday, March 30 • 2 p.m. • Issaquah library, 10 W. Sunset Way • Free • 425-392-5430

Spring History Program presents “A Civil War Reader’s Theater”

Hosted by Issaquah History Museums and funded by Humanities Washington. Public historian Lorraine McConaghy will orchestrate a unique experience blending audience participation, theater, and an obsession with primary sources. Readers, chosen from the audience, will help bring life to the words of Civil War era soldiers and veterans in the Pacific Northwest. Hosted by Issaquah History Museums and funded by Humanities Washington. • Saturday, April 12 • 1 p.m. • Issaquah Depot Museum • Free • www.issaquahhistory.org or 425-392-3500

Family Gardening in Issaquah

Take a break from the farmer’s market and let loose in our organic learning gardens. Families can use all of their senses to explore the garden, find garden snacks, seek out garden critters and help us with seasonal garden activities. No need to RSVP. • Saturdays, April 19-June 28, July 12-Sep 27 • 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. • Pickering Barn garden, 1730 10th Ave. NW, Issaquah • Free • www.seattletilth.org

Water-themed Adventure Camps Ages 6-10

Safe N Sound Swimming camps are filled with fun in and around the water and no swimming experience is required (life jackets provided). Led by our friendly swim instructors and lifeguards, children will play games in the pool, learn to snorkel and receive a 1-on-1 swim lesson each day. Children will learn to canoe and paddleboard on the lake, and participate in fitness activities and arts and crafts. Registration required. • See website for camp dates www.SnSswim.com • Times vary • Sammamish Club, 2115 NW Poplar Way, Issaquah • Costs vary • 425-312-7007 or www.SnSswim.com

History Day at the Depot Ages 10+

Local winners from the Liberty High School National History Day Club will share a variety of short history projects with which they will compete at state and national levels. Expect to see a wide array of presentation methods and topics. Last year’s winners created short films, websites, exhibits and historic papers. This year’s theme is “Rights and Responsibilities in History” and topics relate to Native American culture, the Vietnam draft, the Indian caste system, the Cuban Revolution, women’s rights, child labor and the Hanford nuclear reservation. Hosted by Issaquah History Museums and funded by Humanities Washington • Saturday, April 26

• 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. • Issaquah Depot Museum • Free • www.issaquahhistory.org or 425-392-3500

Downtown History Hike Ages 10+

Issaquah History Museums Director Erica Maniez will lead hikers on a walk through the history of Issaquah, from the Native Americans to the present day. The tour will start at the Issaquah Depot, cover roughly two miles over easy terrain and last approximately two hours. Advance registration required. Register online or order tickets by mail. Hikes are held rain or shine. Bring water and snacks; no pets please. • Saturday, May 31 • 11 a.m. • Isssaquah Depot Museum, 78 1st Ave. NE, Issaquah • $5 general admission; $3 members • 425-392-3500 or info@issaquahhistory.org

1-on-1 Swim Lessons Ages 2+

Safe N Sound Swimming offers 1-on-1 lessons to teach children to swim with greater success. Methodology allows instructors to focus on student’s level of strength and ability to teach them to swim and safely enjoy the water. Parents do not need to be in the water so they can watch their child learn to swim in a positive and nurturing environment and fun atmosphere. • Year round, start anytime • Times vary • Sammamish Club, 2115 NW Poplar Way, Issaquah • Costs vary • 425-312-7007 or www.SnSswim.com


Sports & Fitness Learn to Ice Skate Ages 5+

Embark on a lifetime of skating fun with on-ice instruction for all ages at Sno King Ice Arena in Renton. Hockey learn-to-skate now available, too. • Saturdays, March 2-April 13 and April 27-June 8, 12:45-1:45 or 1:15-1:45 p.m. • Tuesdays, March 5-April 16 and April 30-June 11, 6:30-7 p.m. • Sno King Ice Arena, 12620 164th Ave. SE, Renton • $125 includes lesson, practice ice time and skate rental • 425-254-8750 or snokingrenton.com

Olde Town Mine History Hike

This hike is more of a moderate walk through time as mine history leaders help participants explore the Squak Mountain mining areas adjacent to Downtown Issaquah. The hike will focus on how history has shaped the community’s ongoing development. More information and registration are available at www.issaquahhistory.org. • Saturday, March 29 • 10:30 a.m. • Issaquah Depot Museum • Free • www.issaquahhistory.org

Issaquah Jazzercise Ages 14+

Burn up to 600 calories in one fun and powerfully effective 60-minute total body workout. Jazzercise combines dance-based cardio with strength training and stretching, all set to popular hits. Come let your hair down and dance with us! Start anytime. All fitness levels welcome. • M/W/F 6 a.m. • Monday to Friday 9:35 a.m. • Monday to Thursday 6 p.m. • Saturday 9 a.m. • Issaquah Community Center • $12 drop-in or $40/month for unlimited classes with 12-month sign up. Other options are available. • Kim at 425-985-9652 or issaquahjazzercise@gmail.com

Guided Mountain Hikes

Join the Issaquah Alps Trails Club on various hikes throughout the year. Each hike is graded for difficulty. No fees. Many 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. • Mar. 8, 9 a.m., North Squak Mountain Hike, 7 miles, 1550’ gain • Mar. 9, 12 p.m., Traditional Plateau Hike, 6 miles, 600’ gain • Mar. 15, 9 a.m., Snoqualmie Valley Hike, 4.7 miles, 100’ gain • Mar. 16, 8:30 a.m., East Tiger Mt. Loop, 10 miles, 3300’ gain • Mar. 22, 9 a.m., South Squak Mt. Hike, 6-8 miles, 1700’ gain • Mar. 22, 10 a.m., Issaquah Alps Dog Hike, 5-8 miles, 800-1600’ gain • Mar. 23, 9:30 a.m., Cougar Mountain Ramble Hike, 5 miles, 500’ gain • Mar. 29, 9 a.m., May Creek Hike, 8 miles, 600’ gain • Mar. 30, 9:30 a.m., Western Views Hike, 5 miles, 600’ gain • Mar. 30, 10 a.m., Stan’s Overlook Dog Hike, 5 miles, 1400’ gain • Go to www.issaquahalps.org

Water-themed Adventure Camps Ages 6-10

Safe N Sound Swimming camps are filled with fun in and around the water and no swimming experience is required (life jackets provided). Led by our friendly swim instructors and lifeguards, children will play games in the pool, learn to snorkel and receive a 1-on-1 swim lesson each day. Children will learn to canoe and paddleboard on the lake, and participate in fitness activities and arts and crafts. Registration required. • See website for camp dates www.SnSswim.com • Times vary • Sammamish Club, 2115 NW Poplar Way, Issaquah • Costs vary • 425-312-7007 or www.SnSswim.com

Row for a Day Class Ages 13 - Adult

Learn more about rowing in an introductory class at the Sammamish Rowing Association boathouse. In one day, you’ll experience both land training and on-the-water instruction. This is a great chance to see what rowing is all about! • March 22, April 19, noon to 3 p.m. • May 24, 9-12 p.m. • SRA Boathouse, 5022 West Lake Sammamish Parkway, Redmond • $50 • www.sammamishrowing.org or 425-653-2583

Swim Lessons/Swim Team/Private 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 in the late afternoon, evenings and weekends. Swim team, private swim lessons and adult beginning lessons are available, too. • See websites for dates and times: sammamishymca.org • Sammamish Family YMCA Pool, 4221 228th Ave. SE, Issaquah • Cost varies depending on session and days • 425-391-4840 or mmeyers@seattleymca.org

Red Gate Farm 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

Hunter Education

Hunter education is offered by the Issaquah Sportsmen’s Club. You must attend all five sessions to complete the course. Includes one Saturday of shooting at the gun range. • 4 Wednesdays and 1 Saturday • 6-9 p.m. (8 a.m.-noon Saturday) • Issaquah Sportsmen’s Club, 23605 SE Evans Lane, Issaquah • $20 • www.wdfw.wa.gov to register


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Beginning Line Dancing Age 55+

Come on out and find your groove with instructor Jo Deatry. • Mondays, ongoing • 1 p.m. weekly • Issaquah Valley Senior Center, 75 NE Creek Way • $5 per class • 425-392-2381

Tennis & Friends

Grand Ridge Trail Run

Grand Ridge Regional Park trailhead is at exit 20 off I-90. Choose a 5 mile run, half marathon, marathon or 50K trail run. Aid stations fully stocked. • Saturday, May 3 • 8 a.m. • Grand Ridge trailhead, exit 20 off I-90 • $30-$53 before April 20 • www.evergreentrailruns.com

Soaring Eagle Trail Run

Ages 50+

Soaring Eagle Park in Sammamish is a popular destination for runners. Born to Run has teamed up with Evergreen Trail Runs to offer the third annual 5 mile, 10 mile, marathon and 50K trail run. • Saturday, May 24 • 7 a.m. check-in; 8:30 a.m. start • Soaring Eagle Park, 269 259th Ave. NE, Sammamish • $27-$53 • www.evergreentrailruns.com

This informal group meets at Tibbetts Valley Park tennis courts. Three of the four courts are reserved for Tennis & Friends. Registration not required. • Monday-Friday • 9 a.m. to noon • Tibbetts Valley Park • Free • Lloyd Spencer, 425-369-8332

Itty Bitty Youth Sports Ages 3 to 6

Group Wellness Classes

Ages 14 to adult There is something for everyone at the Y! Barre method, Zumba, Circuit Training, TRX, Yoga, Senior Fitness, Water Fitness, Aqua Power, Running Club, Lap Swim, Cycling, Boot Camp, Tai Chi and many more options for all levels of fitness. • Days/times vary. Check website for schedules: sammamishymca.org. • Sammamish Family YMCA, 4221 228th Ave. SE, Issaquah (campus of City Church) • Cost: Facility Members – included in membership fee. $8 fay pass for non-members/program members • 425-391-4840 or mworzella@seattleymca.org (Sammamish)

The YMCA offers youth sports year round including basketball, T-ball, indoor and outdoor soccer and more! Itty Bitty Sports programs teach basic skills, emphasize fun and encourage teamwork in a supportive way. • Days/times vary. Check website for schedules: sammamishymca.org. • Sammamish Family YMCA, 4221 228th Ave. SE, Issaquah (campus of City Church) • Cost: Varies based on program and membership type • 425-391-4840 or jwolfe@seattleymca.org (Sammamish)

Math English/Language Arts

1-on-1 Swim Lessons

Eye Level is a guided, self-discovery learning program.

Ages 2+

Safe N Sound Swimming offers 1-on-1 lessons to teach children to swim with greater success. Methodology allows instructors to focus on student’s level of strength and ability to teach them to swim and safely enjoy the water. Parents do not need to be in the water so they can watch their child learn to swim in a positive and nurturing environment and fun atmosphere. • Year round, start anytime • Times vary • Sammamish Club, 2115 NW Poplar Way, Issaquah • Costs vary • 425-312-7007 or www.SnSswim.com

at Issaquah Community Center

Monday/ Wednesday/Friday 6 AM Monday thru Friday 9:35 AM Monday thru Thursday 6 PM Saturday 9 AM All classes are one hour long and held at 301 Rainier Blvd. S., Issaquah, WA 98027

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Teen Activities

District-Wide Middle School Dance

This is the place to be on Friday night! All youth, grades 6-8, are welcome to attend, provided they have photo ID (ASB card works best). Youth are not allowed to leave the building unescorted. All youth will pass through a metal detector upon entrance. Dress code strictly enforced. Concessions available. Parent volunteers needed. • Fridays, April 25, June 6 • 7-10 p.m. • Issaquah Community Center • $5 • 425-837-3317

Sammamish Eye Level Spring After-School Program Ages 12-18

Spring towards Success with a guided self-discovery after-school program designed to foster mastery of concepts in the core subjects of math and English. Sharpen critical thinking skills and catch up or stay ahead of the class. Weekly 45-minute sessions in each subject. Professional instructors. Maximum teacher-student ratio of 1 to 6. Must complete a diagnostic evaluation prior to enrollment. Open throughout the year. • Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays • 3-7 p.m., Saturdays 9 a.m.-11 a.m. • Sammamish Eye Level, 2830 228th Ave. SE, Sammamish • Price varies by package • Binita Mehta, 425-890-0896

DigiPen ProjectFUN Technology Summer Workshops

DigiPen’s ProjectFUN Programs present a high quality education by engaging and challenging elementary, middle, and high school students through hands-on learning. ProjectFUN workshops engage students in the arts and sciences by immersing them in the tools and techniques of high-tech careers. Workshops in game design, video game programming, fine arts and multimedia production, and robotics and engineering enhance students’ critical thinking skills, improve their knowledge of core subjects like math and physics, and excite interest in academic concepts underlying modern technology. • Session 1: June 23-July 3* (no workshop on July 4th) Session 2: July 7-July 18 Session 3: July 21-August 1 Session 4: August 4-August 15 • 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily*, with free after-workshop activities most days 5-6:30 p.m. Session 1 begins at 9 a.m. daily, closed July 4. • DigiPen Institute of Technology, Redmond • $1,250 for two-week on-site workshop (lunch and snacks included) $650 for one-week on-site workshop; Register by March 5 for up to $250 discount. • www.projectfun.digipen.edu/summer-workshops/ or 425-629-5007

Study Zone Grades K-12

Drop in for FREE homework help from a trained volunteer tutor. Sponsored by Issaquah Friends of the Library. • 4-6 p.m. Wednesdays and Thursdays • 2-4 p.m. Saturdays • Issaquah Library Meeting Room, 10 W. Sunset Way • Free • 425-392-5430

College Planning Network Ages 12+

Douglas Breithaupt of the College Planning Network will guide parents and student through The Keys to College – the college selection and admission process, and The Money Maze – finding money for college. Sponsored by Issaquah Friends of the Library. • Tuesday 3/18 • 6-8 p.m. • Issaquah Library Meeting Room, 10 W. Sunset Way • Free • 425-392-5430

Yu-gi-Oh!, Pokémon and Magic the Gathering Club Ages 10+

Calling all fans of Yu-gi-Oh!, Pokémon and Magic the Gathering: Join this fun club, share ideas and learn more about the games. Snacks provided. Sponsored by Issaquah Friends of the Library. • 3/18, 5/20 • 3-4:30 p.m. • Issaquah Library Meeting Room, 10 W. Sunset Way • Free • 425-392-5430

Teen Book Group

What are you reading? Watching? Share your thoughts on books you’re reading for fun. Earn books to keep when you read and discuss them with the group. Snacks provided. Sponsored by Issaquah Friends of the Library. • First Tuesday of every month: 4/1, 5/6, 6/3 • 3-4:30 p.m. • Issaquah Library Meeting Room, 10 W. Sunset Way • Free • 425-392-5430

Teen Open House Ages 12+

Teens! Come have fun, do homework or just hang out with friends. Snacks provided. Sponsored by Issaquah Friends of the Library. • 4/15, 6/17 • 3-4:30 p.m. • Issaquah Library Meeting Room, 10 W. Sunset Way • Free • 425-392-5430

Seven Secrets for Great College Essays Teens and adults

Free workshops for seniors, juniors, parents and teachers. Writing a great college essay can be a lot of work. It can also be very stressful for both students and parents. In this 90-minute interactive workshop for parents and students, you will learn what makes an effective essay, how to choose the best experiences and topics for your essay and how to avoid the common editing pitfalls. Lead by Barak Rosenbloom of EssayMentors.com, this workshop will help high school students write memorable essays that reflect their unique talents. • Saturday, April 19, 11 a.m., Issaquah Llibrary • Thursday, May 15, 7 p.m., Sammamish Llibrary • Free • Issaquah Library, 10 W. Sunset Way, 425-392-5430 • Sammamish Library, 825 228th Ave. SE, 425-392-3130


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