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freetime! winter recreation 2012-2013

Special section of The Issaquah Press and Sammamish Review

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Published by Issaquah Press Inc. winter recreation guide 2012-13 Cultural Arts 4 Health Education

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Parenting 8 Preschool/Youth

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Special Events

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Special Interest

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Sports & Fitness

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Teen Activities

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Take Time to Enjoy Living the Good Life

Watch for the Spring issue of Free Time! coming March 6, 2013

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Cultural Arts

Second Saturday Films: Cyrano de Bergerac, 1956 All ages

Edmund Rostand’s ribald, rollicking tale of a sensitive, sword-wielding poet with a rather large nose who writes love letters to the damsel he adores on behalf of his friend has never been filmed or played better than this. Jose Ferrer, as Cyrano, won an Oscar for the role which defined his career. This movie is for everyone who loves comedy, sword-fighting, damsels in distress, heroics and love that goes unrequited. • Saturday, Dec. 8 • 7 and 9 p.m. showings • Issaquah’s Historic Train Depot • Free, donation accepted for coffee and snacks • email fhop32@comcast.net

Voice auditions

Master Chorus Eastside is holding auditions in preparation for its upcoming 2012/2013 season. Tenors and basses particularly needed, limited openings in the soprano and alto sections. All interested singers must have choral experience and basic music reading ability. Call for audition appointment. • www.masterchoruseastside.org or 425-392-8446

Sing & Play-Along Messiah! All ages

Singers of all ages and skill levels, and instrumentalists comfortable with playing Baroque music are invited to come sing, play, or hear the Christmas portion of G. F. Handel’s Messiah to help raise funds for Issaquah Community Services through the Merry Christmas Issaquah fund. 100 percent of donations assist families in need. Instrumentalists should bring music stands; the church will provide instrumental parts. A reception follows in the parish hall. • Sunday, Dec. 16 • 2:30 p.m. • St Michael & All Angels Episcopal Church, 325 SE Darst St., Issaquah • Free • associate@stmichaels-issaquah.org or 425-392-3215

Read & Discuss: Remarkable Creatures

Tracy Chevalier, author of Girl With a Pearl Earring turns her astute gaze to Regency England and an unlikely fossil hunter named Mary Anning, whose discoveries exploded the scientific and secular worlds. The fundamental questions raised by Mary’s discoveries are spiritual in nature; ultimately, the story remains one of female friendship and the strength of the human spirit. • Monday, Jan. 14 • 6:30-8 p.m. • Issaquah Library, 10 W. Sunset Way • Free • 425-392-5430

Rembrandt and the Art of the 17th Century Adults & teens Opera Preview: La Cenerentola Adults & teens

After the death of Napoleon, the great French writer Stendahl declared: “The King is Dead, but a new conqueror has shown himself to the world....” Stendahl was of course referring to Gioachino Rossini (17921868), the most popular opera composer the world had ever seen. Rossini wrote 38 operas in 20 years, his first when he was only 18. The sweetest of these is his version of the Cinderella fairy tale, only Rossini’s retelling includes no magic, just one hilarious and irresistible tune after another. Presented by Norm Hollingshead. • Tuesday, Jan. 8 • 7 p.m. • Issaquah Library, 10 W. Sunset Way • Free • 425-392-5430

Join art historian Susan Olds for an introduction to the art of the 17th century and the Dutch Masters. The presentation will focus on the paintings and lives of the Dutch Masters and the many changes in European art during the Protestant Reformation. The 17th Century was a pivotal time when Dutch genre paintings, landscapes, botanical illustration, landscape painting, portraiture and still life painting flourished. Major Dutch artists include Rembrandt, Vermeer, Fans Hall, Van Dyck, Rachel Ruysh and Judith Leyster. The program will conclude with an overview of historical novels set in 17th Century Holland. • Tuesday, Feb. 5 • 7 p.m. • Issaquah Library, 10 W. Sunset Way • Free • 425-392-5430


Read & Discuss: Empty Family Stories All ages

Colm Toibin’s deft hand crafts a powerful collection of stories that takes us from contemporary Ireland, to 1970’s Spain, to 19th century England. His characters are complex and all too real; their foibles, struggles, and deepest desires all flow gorgeously upon the page. The fragility of relationships is a key theme for Toibin, as well as the nature of love in its many forms. • Monday, Feb. 11 • 6:30-8 p.m. • Issaquah Library, 10 W. Sunset Way • Free • 425-392-5430

Opera Preview: La Boheme by Giacomo Puccini (1958-1924) Adults and teens La Boheme is written by the most popular opera composer of our time. Almost all of his operas end sadly but that seems to attract rather than repel opera audiences around the world. His fourth opera, La Boheme (1896), is the saddest of all, but in this opera the deadly villain is not another human, but rather poverty and disease. Puccini’s genius

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at finding just the right melody to depict the happiness and heartache of the doomed couple, Mimi and Rodolfo, draws sell-out crowds wherever it is performed. • Tuesday, Feb. 19 • 7 p.m. • Issaquah Library, 10 W. Sunset Way • Free • 425-392-5430

Read and Discuss: Buddha in the Attic All ages A moving and beautifully orchestrated piece of short fiction, Julie Otsuka tells of nameless immigrant brides who leave Japan to find new lives in the United States. From the harrowing sea journey through the raising of children who reject their heritage, these stoic women never forget their homeland. A National Book Award finalist. • Monday, Dec. 10 • 6:30-8 p.m. • Issaquah Library, 10 W. Sunset Way • Free • 425-392-5430

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Health Education 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. Pre-registration required. • Tuesday, Jan. 8 or Feb. 5 • 6-7:30 p.m. • Overlake Medical Clinic, Highmark, 1740 NW Maple Street, Issaquah • Free • 425-688-5259 or www.overlakehospital.org/classes

Savory Substitutions: Healthy and Nourishing Meals All ages

Ready to cook up a little creativity? Learn how to revamp some of your favorite dishes into delicious diabetes-friendly meals without compromising flavor. We’ll serve up strategies for making simple and satisfying food substitutions at home. Finally, dinner with options! Pre-registration required. • Tuesday, Feb. 19 • 6-7:30 p.m. • Swedish Medical Center, 751 NE Blakely Drive, Issaquah • $15 • 206-386-2502

Nutrition for Young Athletes All ages

With spring sports starting, don’t drop the ball on nutrition! Join dietitian Ally Colson for an interactive training on game-winning meals and snacks and help your young athlete become a nutrition champion. Pre-registration required. • Wednesday, Feb. 20 • 6:30-7:30 p.m. • Swedish Medical Center, 751 NE Blakely Drive, Issaquah • Free • 206-386-2502 or www.swedish.org/classes

Positive Psychology -- The Key to Happiness Adults & teens Learn the concepts and practices from key researchers in the field of Positive Psychology. Discover how to pay attention to how we think, what we say to ourselves, and how we interact with others so that we are happier and healthier as we age. Presented by Rebecca Crichton of Northwest Center for Creative Aging • Saturday, Dec. 8 • 1 p.m. • Issaquah Library, 10 W. Sunset Way • Free • 425-392-5430

Subtle Energy, Chakras, & Reiki - Oh My! Adults & teens

Ever wonder what Reiki or Subtle Energy may be? Or where your Chakras are? Well if you do, then this fun interactive class with Reiki Masters Geraldine Banes of Beju Wellness and Mona Rowbottom of Creekside Healing is for you! Leave this two-hour class with a greater understanding of how you can positively increase your energy levels. Two lucky attendees will win a 15-minute Mini-Reiki session! • Tuesday, Dec. 11, 7 p.m. and Saturday, Jan. 19, 11 a.m. • Issaquah Library, 10 W. Sunset Way • Free • 425-392-5430

Joint Replacement: The Right Choice for You? 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. Pre-registration required. • Wednesday, Jan. 16 or Feb. 13 • 6-8 p.m. • Swedish Medical Center, 751 NE Blakely Drive, Issaquah • Free • 206-386-2502 or www.swedish.org/classes

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. Preregistration required. • Wednesday, Jan. 23 • 6:30-8 p.m. • Overlake Medical Clinic, Highmark, 1740 NW Maple Street, Issaquah • Free • 425-688-5259 or www.overlakehospital.org/classes


Heartsaver CPR & AED All ages

Learn how to save a life using proper AED and CPR techniques for adults, children and infants. Class is taught by American Heart Association-certified instructors and includes training with an automated external defibrillator. Participant certifications are valid for two years. Pre-registration required. • Wednesday, Feb. 13 • 6-9 p.m. • Swedish Medical Center, 751 NE Blakely Drive, Issaquah • $40 • 206-386-2502 or www.swedish.org/classes

The Anticancer Lifestyle Adults & teens

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. Presented by Carol Robl, Health Education Specialist, Swedish Cancer Institute. • Tuesday, Jan. 22 • 7 p.m. • Issaquah Library, 10 W. Sunset Way • Free • 425-392-5430

Taking Control of Your Brain Health All ages

Your brain is your body’s control center and keeping it healthy helps keep your whole body healthy. Take the first step to keeping your control center in control and attend any or all of the brain health workshops in this series: “Defining Brain Health,” “Exercise, Diet and Brain Health” and “Engaging the Brain.” Pre-registration required. • Saturday, Mar. 9 • 9 a.m.-noon • Swedish Medical Center, 751 NE Blakely Drive, Issaquah • Free • 206-386-2502 or www.swedish.org/classes

Caring for Your Back All ages

Spinal stenosis, scoliosis, slipped disks and other common spine problems can be a real pain in the... back. Learn the how’s and why’s of back pain as well as options for surgical and nonsurgical relief. • Thursday, Feb. 28 • 6-8 p.m. • Swedish Medical Center, 751 NE Blakely Drive, Issaquah

• Free • 206-386-2502 or www.swedish.org/classes

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Transition to Recovery – Reclaiming Your Life Adults & teens

How do you transition to recovery? How do you move from active cancer treatment to redefining the rest of your life? Join psychiatrist, Dr. Dorcas Dobie for a discussion about moving forward with meaning and purpose. Call the Cancer Education Center 206-3862502 to register. • Tuesday, March 5 • 7 p.m. • Issaquah Library, 10 W. Sunset Way • Free • 425-392-5430

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.


Parenting

• Monday, Feb. 11 • 6:30-9 p.m. • Swedish Medical Center, 751 NE Blakely Drive, Issaquah • $30 per family (two adults and one child; $5 for each additional child or adult in same family) • 206-386-2502 or www.swedish.org/classes

The Big Transition to Middle School Parents and 5th graders

All About Puberty: Parents and Boys Together Ages 9-12

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. Taught in partnership with Planned Parenthood of the Great Northwest. Pre-registration required. • Tuesday, Dec. 11 or Monday, Feb. 4 • 6:30-9 p.m. • Swedish Medical Center, 751 NE Blakely Drive, Issaquah • $30 per family (two adults and one child; $5 for each additional child or adult in same family) • 206-386-2502 or www.swedish.org/classes

All About Puberty: Parents and Girls Together Ages 9-12

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. Taught in partnership with Planned Parenthood of the Great Northwest. Pre-registration required.

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Preparing for Childbirth & Newborn Care

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. • Weeknights or weekends + 2 Fridays. Check online for details. • Overlake Medical Clinic, Highmark, 1740 NW Maple Street, Issaquah • $105 Comprehensive Series; $95 Condensed Series • 425-688-5259 or www.overlakehospital.org/classes

La Leche League

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

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Early & Late Happy

Help your fifth-grader learn how to choose positive friends, healthy ways to deal with stress, peer-pressure resistance skills and positive management of emotions. Participating parents learn what to expect from their fifth-grader, how to set limits and show love during the teen and pre-teen years. Each workshop has an hour when parents and fifth-graders meet separately and an hour together. A meal is served. • Mondays, April 28, May 6, May 13 and May 20 • 5:30-8 p.m. • Swedish Issaquah, 751 N.E. Blakely Drive, Issaquah Highlands • Free • 425-888-2777 or encompassnw.org

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You and Your New Baby New mothers with infants up to 12 weeks

A five-week class designed to encourage group interaction and support. Topics include comforting 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, Jan. 2-31 • 10 a.m.-Noon • Overlake Medical Clinic, Highmark, 1740 NW Maple Street, Issaquah • $55 • 425-688-5259 or www.overlakehospital.org/classes

Hop to Signaroo® Baby Sign Language 5 months+

Hearing families can use American Sign Language to communicate with hearing babies as young as 5 months old. Signing greatly reduces a baby’s frustration and promotes faster language development. Four sessions. For more information, visit www. hoptosignaroo.com. Enrollment is for one or both parents of the same baby, or one parent and a grandparent. Pre-registration required. • Saturday, Feb. 2-23 • 10:30-11:30 a.m. • Swedish Medical Center, 751 NE Blakely Drive, Issaquah • $128 plus required $19 materials fee • 206-386-2502 or www.swedish.org/classes

Pre-K, Kindergarten, 1st, 2nd & 3rd Grade Foundation Education/Sammamish Plateau Campus

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page 9 Encompass Parenting Expecting couples and parents of newborns to age 5 This workshop series is based on the Parenting Counts curriculum and presents the latest findings on child development. 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. A parent educator for 15 years, she is a certified Parenting Counts educator. Attend one, several or all workshops. Discounted childcare available. Register online. • Thursdays, Jan. 3, Feb. 7, March 7, April 4, May 2 and June 6 • 5:30-7:30 p.m. • Virginia Mason Issaquah Clinic, 100 Gilman Blvd., Issaquah • Free • 425-888-2777 or encompassnw.org


Preschool/Youth Preschool Story Times Ages 3-6

Meet other preschool pals and enjoy wonderful stories and silly songs. • Mondays, Dec. 10, Jan. 7, 14, 28, Feb. 25, Mar. 4-25 • Tuesdays, Dec. 11, Jan. 8-29, Feb. 26, Mar. 5-26 • 11 a.m. • Issaquah Library, 10 W. Sunset Way • Free • 425-392-5430

Spanish Story Times Ages 3-6

Come for a fun-filled half-hour of stories, songs and finger plays. Morning story times are bilingual, offering a great opportunity for children who want to learn Spanish and ESL children who want to practice their English. • Wednesdays, Dec. 5, 12, Jan. 9-30, Feb. 27-Mar. 27 • 10 a.m. • Issaquah Library, 10 W. Sunset Way • Free • 425-392-5430

Developmental Screenings Infants to kindergarteners

Through a parent report questionnaire, Encompass will screen children from age 3 months to 5 years old. Screenings take just 10 minutes per child and results are available immediately. Parents come away with a list of recommendations regarding motor, speech, self-help, social and cognitive skills. Learn more about your child from the Encompass multi-disciplinary team of therapists and other staff experts. First-come, first-served, no appointment necessary. • Tuesday, Jan. 8, Feb. 12 and March 12, 2012 • 9:30 to 11 a.m., • Encompass Issaquah, Blakely Hall, 2500 N.E. Park Drive, Issaquah Highlands • Free • 425-888-3347 or encompassnw.org

SnoSprings School Open House & Registration Ages Pre-K to 3rd grade

SnoSprings provides a unique learning environment in a rustic log school surrounded by evergreens and gardens. The school offers an individualized curriculum where each student develops at their maximum potential in the traditional academic subjects. Teaching strategies are challenging and yet nurturing, promoting respect,

Toddler Story Times Ages 24-36 months

Enjoy stories, songs and finger plays just for toddlers while introducing Early Literacy concepts to caregivers. • 10 a.m. Tuesdays, Dec. 11, Jan. 8-29, Feb. 26-Mar. 26 • 11 a.m. Wednesdays, Dec. 5-12, Jan. 9-30, Feb. 27-Mar. 27 • Issaquah Library, 10 W. Sunset Way • Free • 425-392-5430

Waddler Story Times Ages 12-24 months

Super stories and songs just for young toddlers. Lots of wiggling and giggling guaranteed. • Thursdays, Dec. 6-13, Jan. 10-31, Feb. 28-Mar.28 • 10 and 11 a.m. • Issaquah Library, 10 W. Sunset Way • Free • 425-392-5430

courtesy, and kindness all day. The curriculum exceeds standards to assure a solid foundation for high achievers. • Friday, Jan. 11, 4:30-6 p.m. • Saturday, Jan. 12, 1-3 p.m. • SnoSpring School, 25237 SE Issaquah-Fall City Rd., Sammamish Plateau • Free • Joe Drovetto, 425-392-1196

Father - Daughter Valentine Dance Grades 1-5 & Dads

This is the most anticipated event of the year! Come casual or come dressed to the nines! Definitely come ready to dance and have a great time. Cookies and punch provided. Photo packages available for $12 and up. Pre-registration required. Your name will be on the roster at dance entrance. • Saturday, Feb. 9 • 7-9:30 p.m. • Issaquah Community Center • $20/couple • www.issaquahparks.net


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Have your child’s next event at the YMCA pool! Private pool parties for up to 20 children are available in our warm, 87 degree pool followed by an hour in our meeting room. Our giant inflatables, Loch Ness Monster or Iceberg, are also available. Note: children must pass a swim test before swimming without a parent/ guardian in the water or using the inflatable. • Saturdays • 1:15-3:30 p.m. • Sammamish Family YMCA Pool (campus of City Church), 4221 228th Ave SE, Issaquah • $150-$175 Basic Pool Party (no inflatable) $225-$250 Pool Party with Loch Ness Monster inflatable $275-$300 Pool Party with Iceberg inflatable • pankenman@seattleymca.org or 425-391-4840

YMCA Adventure Guides Grades K-3

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! Formerly known as Indian Guides and Indian Princesses. • School Year • Dates/times vary by event: see website for details, sammamishymca.org • Sammamish Family YMCA, 4221 228th Ave SE, Issaquah (Campus of City Church) • $24-$45 based on membership type • Linda Toycen at 425-391-4840 or email ltoycen@seattleymca.org

First Steps
in Math Ages 4-6


Young children learn to understand and have fun with math and numbers. Kids learn basic math and use fun games to make their foundation strong. • Monday-Thursday • 3-7 p.m. • Mathnasium, 4546 Klahanie Dr. SE Issaquah • $199 for 10 sessions • 425-270-1054 or issaquah@mathnasium.com

Power Math Workout Ages 6-10


The program helps kids as they work on their weak topics, per their grade level. Each session is one hour; students can use 15 minutes to get help on their school homework. They also get a chance to learn “mental math.” • Monday-Thursday

• 3-7 p.m. • Mathnasium, 4546 Klahanie Dr. SE Issaquah • $31/session • 425-270-1054 or issaquah@mathnasium.com

Gymnastics Birthday Parties Ages 4-11

A fun way to celebrate a birthday inside with games and obstacle courses. Burn up some energy and bounce on trampolines, as well as experience some beginner gymnastics activities on bars, balance beam, floor, & vault in a fun and safe environment under the supervision of capable staff. • Every Saturday • 1:30 and 3:30 p.m. • Gymnastics East, Issaquah on Mall Street • $130 for one teacher or $165 for two teachers • Issaquah 425-392-2621 or Bellevue 425-644-8117

Play & Learn (Chinese) Ages infant to 5

Also for the grandparents, aunts, parents, older brothers and sisters, friends and others who take care of the young children. Lots of fun with stories, music and activities. Play & Learn group will be conducted primarily in English but the facilitator is a bilingual English/Chinese speaker. • Fridays, Dec. 7-14, Jan. 10-31, Feb. 28-Mar.28 • 10:30 a.m. • Issaquah Library, 10 W. Sunset Way • Free • 425-392-5430

Hobbit Second Breakfast Party

Celebrating the release of Part 1 of the Hobbit Movie • Saturday Dec.15th • 1-3 p.m. • Issaquah Library, 10 W. Sunset Way • Free • 425-392-5430

Study Zone

Drop in to get free homework help from a volunteer tutor. Ask a librarian for current tutor availability or go to www.kcls.org/ studyzone/. • Issaquah Library, 10 W. Sunset Way • Free • 425-392-5430


Special Events Breakfast with Santa Families

Enjoy time with Santa, a pancake breakfast, Douglas the Talking Fir, music and crafts for kids. Presented by Kiwanis Clubs of Sammamish and Providence Point. • Satuday, Dec. 8 • 8:45 and 10 a.m. seatings • EX3 Teen Center, 825 228th Ave. NE, Sammamish • $5 children, $10 adults • 425-392-8905 or BreakfastWithSanta@ SammamishKiwanis.org

Pancake Breakfast with Santa All ages

Enjoy a wonderful holiday breakfast of pancakes, sausages, potatoes, scrambled eggs, assorted breads, coffee and juice. Santa arrives for photos 9-11 a.m. All proceeds support Eastside Fire & Rescue. • Saturday, Dec. 15 • 8:30-11 a.m. • University House Issaquah, 22975 SE Black Nugget Road • $5 per person suggested donation; Santa photos $2 • RSVP at 425-557-4200

Family Christmas Concert All ages

Sammamish Symphony Orchestra Family Christmas Concert will feature the Beaver Lake Middle School Choir. • Sunday, Dec. 9 • 7:30 p.m. • Eastlake Performing Arts Center, 400 228th Ave. N.E., Sammamish • $16 adults/$12 seniors; free for children 10 and under • 206-517-7777, www.sammamishsymphony.org

Menora Lighting All ages

Chabad of the Central Cascades and the Highlands Council present the annual grand Chanukah Celebration and giant can-menora building, music, dining and dancing. • Monday, Dec. 10 • 4 p.m. • Blakeley Hall, 2550 N.E. Park Drive, Issaquah • www.chabadissaquah.com, 425-427-1654

Issaquah/Sammamish Health & Safety Fair All ages

Free health screenings, children’s fingerprinting, home safety and emergency preparedness from 30+ health and safety professionals including family physicians & specialists, dentists, chiropractors, nutritionists, fitness professionals and alternative health practitioners. Co-sponsored by the City of Issaquah and The Issaquah Press. • Saturday, Feb. 9 • 10 a.m. – 2:30 p.m. • Free admission • Pickering Barn (across from Costco) • classifieds@isspress.com or 425-392-6434, ext. 222

Rummage Sale

Tiger Mountain Community High School students raises funds for the school’s Teen Centered Library. Goal is to raise $1,500. Come shop for children’s clothes and toys, household tools, computer toys, furniture, camping equipment, sporting goods. • Friday, Dec. 7, noon-6 p.m. • Saturday, Dec. 8, 10 a.m.-5 p.m • Sunday, Dec. 9, noon-5 p.m. • Tiger Mountain Community High School, 355 SE Evans St., Issaquah • www.connect.issaquah.wednet.edu/high/tiger/tmchs_rummage_ sale/default.aspx

Bounce for Hope Kids

Family fun event with enormous indoor inflatable play structures and a ‘jungle safari’ with live children’s entertainment, face painting, balloon artistry, martial arts demos, photo booth and loads of fun for little tigers and monkeys. Have your photo taken with celebrity guest Lightening McQueen! Entertainers include Caspar BabyPants, Brian Vogan and his Good Buddies, and Eric Ode. Proceeds benefit uncompensated care at Seattle Children’s Hospital. Presented by Hope on the Hill Guild. • Monday, Jan. 21 (school holiday) • Choose 2-hour session: 9-11, 11:30-1:30 of 2-4 • Kidz Bounce, 8178 304th Avenue Southeast Issaquah • $15 per person; free for children 1 and under • http://www.hopeonthehillguild.org/bounceforhope/


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First Friday Downtown Wine Walk All ages

Wine Walk returns with art, music, food and wine tasting from 10 small local wineries. The event features an option to purchase wine tastings from local boutique wineries, poured in various designated areas inside Front Street businesses. Presented by Downtown Issaquah Association. • Fridays, Feb. 1, Mar. 1, April 5 • 5-8 p.m. • Various participating businesses along Front Street • Free • www.downtownissaquah.com or 425-1112

Grape Escape Wine Tasting Adults

Issaquah Rotary Club will host its annual Grape Escape fund raiser to support community programs. Last year’s event saw over 400 attendees sample the wines of 20 local wineries, taste small bites from Issaquah restaurants, sample beer from local breweries, and much more. Come join the fun! • Thursday, March 7 • 6-9 p.m. • Pickering Barn in Issaquah • $40 • IssaquahRotary.org

Rock and Gem Show All ages

This is the 47th annual show, a family festival of earth science, lapidary arts, gem and jewelry artisans and dealers. Children’s activities, lapidary demonstrations and displays, local dealers and artisans, food, door prizes and good deals on jewelry, minerals, natural art and gemstones. • March 2 & 3 • Saturday, 10 a.m.- 6 p.m.; Sunday 10 a.m.-5 p.m. • Pickering Barn, 1730 10th Ave. NW, Issaquah

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Special Interest Citizenship Class

Prepare for the oral interview and written sections of the United States citizenship test with a trained instructor. • Every Wednesday (no classes Dec. 24-Jan. 7) • 3:30-5 p.m. • Issaquah Library, 10 W. Sunset Way • Free • 425-392-5430

Talk Time
 All ages

Join us at the Issaquah Library to practice your English skills with a trained instructor. Classes are informal, fun, and free! • Every Thursday (No classes Dec. 24-Jan. 7) • 6:30 p.m. • Issaquah Library, 10 W. Sunset Way • Free • 425-392-5430

AARP Driver Safety Program Ages 50+

The AARP Driver Safety Program is an eight-hour classroom refresher for motorists aged 50 and older. A certificate of completion is given that qualifies drivers over age 55 for insurance discounts. Preregistration required. Visit • Saturdays, Dec. 8, Jan. 26 or Feb. 23 • 9 a.m.-5 p.m. • Swedish Medical Center, 751 NE Blakely Drive, Issaquah • $12 for AARP members, $14 for nonmembers; payable in class by check to AARP • 206-386-2502 or www.swedish.org/classes

Hunting and Fishing Tales of Old Issaquah Ages 10+ Until Issaquah’s transformation from a small, rural town to a bustling bedroom community, growing up in Issaquah included fishing the nearby lakes and streams and hunting in the woods of Tiger Mountain, the plateau, and any other area where game made itself known. The Issaquah History Museum’s Winter Program will be sharing stories of hunting and fishing in Issaquah. The freight room at the historic train depot will be warm and toasty, and there will be hot coffee and snacks. • Saturday, Jan. 12 • 11 a.m. • Train Depot, 150 1st Avenue NE, Issaquah • Free • Issaquah History Museums, 425-392-3500

Travel Italy Adults and teens

Always wanted to go to Italy, but don’t know where to start? Kerri Wood of Adventure On Travel will teach you the tips and tricks to create your own Italian adventure of a lifetime. Kerri will share the best ways to stay within your budget and maximize your vacation time. Learn to experience Italy instead of just being another tourist. • Saturday, Jan. 12 • 11 a.m. • Issaquah Library, 10 W. Sunset Way • Free • 425-392-5430

Food Justice Now! The Right to Grow and Eat
 All ages

Through discussion and information, a look at how to change our food system to one that supports the rights of everyone to grow, distribute, and eat good, clean, fair food. This workshop will focus on injustices in the food system and building a movement for food justice. Facilitated by the Community Alliance for Global Justice. • Tuesday, Feb. 12 • 7 p.m. • Issaquah Library, 10 W. Sunset Way • Free • 425-392-5430 • www.seattleglobaljustice.org

Women’s Self Defense Class Adults & teens

Learn to stay safe and out of trouble. Know what to do if someone attacks you or your children. Learn to trust your instincts and make the right move in dangerous situations. Join martial arts instructor Vincent Geer, a founder of the nonprofit firm, Mind Body Spirit Martial Arts. • Wednesday, Jan. 16 & Tuesday, Jan. 29 • 7 p.m. • Issaquah Library, 10 W. Sunset Way • Free • 425-392-5430


page 15 Hidden Treasures in Washington State Museums Adults and teens

Most museums display only about 10 percent of their holdings. There are surprising political, philosophical, artistic, environmental and historic reasons why museums keep objects from view. Journalist Harriet Baskas presents a photo-filled offbeat tour of Washington history through the stories of museum artifacts that are rarely shown to the public. Examples: Bing Crosby’s toupees, a quilt of Ku Klux Klan robes and Native American spirit boards. Sponsored by Humanities Washington. • Saturday, Jan. 12 • 2 p.m. • Issaquah Library, 10 W. Sunset Way • Free • 425-392-5430

Before You Hire a Contractor… Adults Attendees will learn the 15 important questions to ask that could save hundreds if not thousands of dollars by knowing how to hire the correct construction professional for a specific project. Learn what many contractors don’t want anyone to know. Presented by Ward Hampson, Classic Remodeling Northwest. • Saturday, Jan. 26 • 11 a.m. • Issaquah Library, 10 W. Sunset Way • Free • 425-392-5430

provide free tax assistance preparation in the library’s meeting room. Bring a copy of last year’s tax return and all information needed to fill out your tax return this year. Help is first come, first served with priority given to seniors and low income filers. No appointments are taken. • Consecutive Saturdays, Feb. 2-April 13 • 10 a.m.-4:30 p.m. • Issaquah Library, 10 W. Sunset Way • Free • 425-392-5430

Why Drive an Electric Car? Adults & teens

Owners of electric cars like the Nissan Leaf and the Chevy Volt report high satisfaction. What makes these cars so popular with their owners? Representatives from Plug In America and local Sammamish residents Cathy and Tom Saxton present this program. They will share their experience, offer tips for evaluating various models, and answer questions. • Wednesday, Feb. 20 • 7 p.m. • Issaquah Library, 10 W. Sunset Way • Free • 425-392-5430

Preserving Family Photos and Artifacts Ages 10+

Museum Director Erica Maniez and Collections Manager Julie Hunter of the Issaquah History Museums will lead this workshop on how to care for your family heirlooms. Learn about the basics of preservation and how they apply to your own personal artifacts. The workshop will include hands-on demonstrations and the opportunity to brainstorm solutions to your preservation problems. Attendees will also receive a copy of “Preserving Family Heirlooms and Photographs.” • Saturday, Feb. 2 • 11 a.m. • Train Depot, 150 1st Avenue NE, Issaquah • $20 general admissions; $15 members • Issaquah History Museums, 425-392-3500

AARP Tax Aide Adults

American Association of Retired Persons Tax Aide volunteers will

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Sports & Fitness Issaquah Ski & Snowboard School Grades 4-12

Learn to ski or snowboard with Issaquah Ski and Snowboard School, a volunteer non-profit organization dedicated to providing safe and fun snowsports experiences for students from all over the Greater Eastside Seattle area. For 40 years, Issaquah Ski School has coordinated snow sports instruction and transportation for students interested in spending winter Saturdays at the Summit at Snoqualmie. • Saturdays, Jan. 5- Feb. 23 • 7:45 a.m. to 4:45 p.m. • Snoqualmie Pass • Cost varies by class • 425-572-6786 or www.issaquahskischool.com

Karate Lessons Ages 3+

Rated in the top 1 percent in the nation, Karate West has the most popular children’s program in the Pacific NW. Through drills & games, students learn invaluable life skills. They become good listeners with improved focus, and gain new levels of self-esteem which aid them in dealing with peer pressure and social issues as they mature. • Year around, start anytime • Times vary, go to www.karatewest.com • Karate West, 3310 E Lake Sammamish Pkwy. SE, Sammamish • Cost varies by program • 425-391-4444 or info@karatewest.com

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 held during the seventh class. NEW! Hockey Learn to Skate Basic 1 or 2 on Sundays, 10:45-11:45 a.m. – join anytime. NEW! Saturday morning Tot Basic 1 and 2 at 9:55-10:25. Register at www.castleice.com. • Tuesdays, Jan. 8-Feb. 19, 6-6:30 or 6:30-7 p.m. • Saturdays, Jan. 5-Feb. 23, 12:45-1:15 or 1:15-1:45 p.m. • Castle Ice Arena, 12620 164th Ave. SE, Renton • $120 includes lesson, practice ice time and skate rental • 425-254-8750 or Lts@castleice.com

Issaquah Little League Ages 5-14

Registration is now open for spring league T-ball, softball and baseball. Late registration with an additional fee begins early Jan. Scholarships available. Volunteers are needed for managers, coaches and umpires. • IssaquahLittleLeague.org

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 • 8-11 a.m. • Tibbetts Valley Park • Free • Lloyd Spencer, 425-369-8332

Nutrition for Young Athletes All ages

With spring sports starting, don’t drop the ball on nutrition! Join dietitian Ally Colson for an interactive training on game-winning meals and snacks and help your young athlete become a nutrition champion. Pre-registration required. • Wednesday, Feb. 20 • 6:30-7:30 p.m. • Swedish Medical Center, 751 NE Blakely Drive, Issaquah • Free • 206-386-2502 or www.swedish.org/classes

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


Lake Sammamish Half Marathon All ages

The Lake Sammamish Half Marathon takes runners along the smooth gravel trail that connects Marymoor Park in Redmond to Lake Sammamish State Park in Issaquah. Also a half-marathon walk category with 5-hour time limit. Race is chip-timed. Each racer receives custom bib, finisher medal, Zorrel Athletic Tech Shirt and sponsor products. Aid stations every few miles and food and music at finish line. • Saturday, Mar. 9 • 8:30 a.m. • Marymoor Park, Redmond • $60 (increases after 12/30/12) • www.lakesammamishhalf.com or 425-301-7009

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. Most hikes begin at the Issaquah Trails House at the corner of First and Bush near the Issaquah Community Center. The club’s website lists upcoming hikes, but this is a sampling of what’s ahead. • Dec. 8, 10 a.m., Preston to Snoqualmie, 7.2 miles, moderate • Dec. 9, 9:30 a.m., Cougar Mountain, 5 miles, easy • Dec. 13, 9 a.m., Cougar Mountain double loop, 7 miles, moderate • De. 14, 10 a.m., Issaquah Alps Dog Hike, 4-6 miles, easy • Dec. 16, 9:30 a.m., Coal Creek, 7 miles, moderate • Dec. 22, 10 a.m., Beaver Lake 3 for 1, 8.2 miles, moderate • Dec. 23, 9 a.m., May Creek, 3 miles, easy • Dec. 25, 10 a.m., Cougar Mountain, 3.8 miles, moderate • Dec. 29, 9 a.m., Cougar Mountain, 6 miles, moderate • Dec. 30, 10 a.m., Cougar Mountain, 6 miles, easy • Jan. 1, 10 a.m., Issaquah Alps Dog Hike, 4-6 miles, easy • www.issaquahalps.org

Swim Lessons Ages 3-5 & 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. • Dates & times at www.sammamishymca.org or www.coalcreekymca.org • Sammamish Family YMCA (at City Church campus), 4221 228th Ave. SE, Issaquah • Cost varies depending on session and days • 425-391-4840 or pankenman@seattleymca.org


page 18 Open Gym Basketball Men & women 16+

No registration required, just drop in and join others at the hoops. • Tuesdays • 6-9 p.m. • Issaquah Community Center • $4 adults/ $3 youth • www.issaquahparks.net

Open Gym Volleyball Men & Women 16+ No registration required, just drop in and join others at the nets. • Mondays • 6-9 p.m. • Issaquah Community Center • $4 adults/ $3 youth • www.issaquahparks.net

Hunter Education

Hunter education is offered by the Issaquah Sportsmen’s Club. Classes fill up quickly, so register early. You must attend all five sessions to complete the course. Includes one Saturday of shooting at the gun range. • 4 Wednesdays and one Saturday • 5:30-9 p.m. (8 a.m.-noon Saturday) • Issaquah Sportsmen’s Club, 23605 S.E. Evans Lane, Issaquah • $20 • Jerry Pfeifer, 425-557-9668, to pre-register

Pickle Ball Ages 18+

Sports contacts you should know: Evergreen Trail Runs

www.evergreentrailruns.com

Issaquah Alps Trails Club

www.issaquahalps.org

Issaquah Eagles Football

www.issyfootball.org

Issaquah Gliders Track Club

www.thegliders.8k.com

Issaquah Little League, North 425-313-7564

Rackets and nets provided. Drop-ins welcome. • Tuesday and Thursday • Noon-2 p.m. • Issaquah Community Center • $4 adults • www.issaquahparks.net

Issaquah Little League, South 425-391-9747 Issaquah Soccer Club

www.eysa.org

Issaquah Sportsmen’s Club

www.issaquahsportsmensclub.com

Issaquah Swim Team

www.istsockeyes.org

Sammamish Rowing Association www.sammamishrowing.org

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Get more out of your winter with Issaquah Ski & Snowboard School! Serving the Greater Eastside

Lessons begin January 5th for 8 weeks Transportation Included

Register online or call www.issaquahskischool.com (425) 572-6786 Forms available at Issaquah Schools

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Issaquah Ski & Snowboard School Non-profit since 1971


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.

Pine Lake Park

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.

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Teen Activities

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. Registration not required. • Friday, Dec. 7 and Mar. 29 • 7-10 p.m. • Issaquah Community Center • $5 at the door • 425-837-3317

Math Assessment Ages 6-18

Kids come in for one hour to get assessed on their math skills. Parents get a detailed description and score for their child’s performance to help them understand their strengths and weaknesses. • Monday-Thursday • 3-7 p.m. • Mathnasium, 4546 Klahanie Drive SE Issaquah • $149 • 425-270-1054 or issaquah@mathnasium.com

Power Math Workout Grades 6-10

The program helps kids as they work on their weak topics, per their grade level. Each session is one hour; middle school students can use 15 minutes to get help on their school homework. They also get a chance to learn “mental math.” High schoolers can get 30 minutes of help on homework. • Monday-Thursday • 3-7 p.m. • Mathnasium, 4546 Klahanie Dr. SE Issaquah • $33/session • 425-270-1054 or issaquah@mathnasium.com

Second Breakfast: The Hobbit Movie Release Party Teens & families

A party open to teens, children, and families celebrating the release of part 1 of the movie The Hobbit. Sponsored by Issaquah Friends of the Library. • Saturday, Dec.15 • 11 a.m.-1 p.m. • Issaquah Library, 10 W. Sunset Way • Free • 425-392-5430

YMCA Teen Programs Grades 6-12

Eastside YMCAs offer many teen programs including Y-Riders Snowboarding/Skiing, Youth and Government, Service Saturdays, Earth Service Corps,leadership programs, service programs, volunteer opportunities and more! • School year • Dates/times vary by event: see website for details, sammamishymca.org • Sammamish Family YMCA, 4221 228th Ave SE, Issaquah (Campus of City Church) or Coal Creek Family YMCA, 13750 Newcastle Golf Club Rd., Newcastle • Cost varies by program; most are free • Stacy at 425-391-4840 or sholdren@seattleymca.org (Sammamish); Jerry at 425-282-1500 or jwashington@seattleymca.org (Coal Creek)

Issaquah Community Services provides emergency aid when the going gets tough. Please help.

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Merry Christmas Issaquah 2012 FUND DRIVE Donations benefit ICS, a 501c3 non-profit

Merry Christmas Issaquah c/o The Issaquah Press, PO Box 1328 Issaquah WA 98027


page 21 Teen Book Group Ages 12+

Teens in middle and high school: What are you reading? Watching? Listening to? Come share ideas, talk about books, and enjoy yummy snacks and occasional visiting authors. Sponsored by Issaquah Friends of the Library. • First Tuesday of every month • 3-4:30 p.m. • Issaquah Library, 10 W. Sunset Way • Free • 425-392-5430

Steampunk Adults & teens

Grab your top hat and goggles for the Steampunk express! What do you get when you mix Arthur Conan Doyle’s Sherlock Holmes, H.G. Wells, Jules Verne and Edgar Allen Poe with Neil Gaiman, Agatha Christie, Ray Bradbury, Tim Powers, Robert Louis Stevenson and Ridley Scott? You get Steampunk, a curious mixture of futuristic Victorian settings, time and space travel, intrepid inventors, mad scientists, evil top hats, the paranormal, adventurers, sci-fi, fantastic steam-powered machines, corsets, goggles, hot air balloons, passenger dirigibles and mysteries galore. Art historian Susan Olds will trace the beginnings of the movement through Steampunk art, fashion, gadgetry, literature, illustrations and excerpts from various Steampunk novels. Sponsored by the Friends of the Sammamish Library.

GO WILD at Bounce for Hope

BOUNCE FESTIVAL! Bouncing fun! Live entertainment! Brian Vogan and his good buddies Caspar Babypants Eric Ode

Face painting! Balloon artists! Martial arts demo! Photo Booth! January 21 at Kidz Bounce - Issaquah 2-hour sessions between 9am - 4pm Limited tickets available • $15 each session Children under age 1 are free

Hosted by

Purchase tickets: www.bounceforhope.com

• Wednesday, Jan. 30 • 7 p.m. • Sammamish Library, 825 228 Ave. S.E. • Free • 425-392-3130

Safe Sitter® Ages 11-13

Safe Sitter is a medically accurate program that teaches boys and girls how to be good babysitters. The class covers basic lifesaving techniques, safety precautions and responsibilities of safe babysitting and is recommended for ages 11-13. The Safe Sitter program is recognized by the American Academy of Pediatrics. Visit www.safesitter.org for more information. Pre-registration required. • Saturday, Feb. 9 • 9 a.m.-4 p.m. • Swedish Medical Center, 751 NE Blakely Drive, Issaquah • $40 • 206-386-2502 or www.swedish.org/classes


Teen Open House Ages 12+

Teens! Come play video games, use a lap top, play board games, do homework and hang out with friends. Sponsored by Issaquah Friends of the Library. • 3rd Tuesday of every month • 3-4:30 p.m. • Issaquah Library, 10 W. Sunset Way • Free • 425-392-5430

Henna Tattoos For Teens Ages12+

Youth Job Skills Fair Ages 14 - 18

For teens wanting to explore various career choices while anticipating entering the workforce someday, the Youth Job Skills Fair is a fun opportunity! Learn about resume writing, interview skills, networking and much more. Also an opportunity to talk with a professional to explore a career field that might interest you. Lunch and door prizes provided. Registration begins Dec. 17. Co-sponsored by the Issaquah Youth Advisory Board. • Saturday, Mar. 9 • 11 a.m.-3:30 p.m. • Issaquah High School • Free • www.IssaquahCommunityNetwork.com

From the leaves of the henna plant, henna tattoos are not permanent and are used in many cultures. Teens, choose your tattoo designs and come get tattooed! Sponsored by Issaquah Friends of the Library. • Tuesday, Mar. 26 • 3-4:30 p.m. • Issaquah Library, 10 W. Sunset Way • Free • 425-392-5430

Study Zone

Drop in to get free homework help from a volunteer tutor. Ask a librarian for current tutor availability or go to www.kcls.org/studyzone/. • Issaquah Library, 10 W. Sunset Way • Free • 425-392-5430

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