January 7, 2014

By Staff

Considering going for Eagle Scout this year? The city is hosting a meeting to connect potential Eagle Scouts with groups from around the area to brainstorm possible Eagle Scout projects at 4 p.m. Jan. 9 at City Hall. Groups who have ideas for possible scout projects should contact Dawn Sanders at

Walking in Balance, a presentation by foot expert Eric Sach, will focus on how to walk with better balance and better care for your feet from 7-8 p.m. Jan. 13 at the Sammamish Library.

The Sammamish Book Club will discuss ‘Rouse Louse’ by Louise Erdlich from 7-9 p.m. Jan. 15 at the Sammamish Library.

The art exhibit ‘Crossing Boundaries’ opens Jan. 22 at City Hall. The exhibit will be available for viewing during regular business hours through April 25.


The World of Miro, a preview of the Seattle Art Museum’s Joan Miro exhibit in February, is set for 7-8:30 p.m. Jan. 22 at the Sammamish Library.


Life Stories, a free cross-generational event, will pair teens with adults over 55 to share life stories and experiences in a variety of ways. The event is sponsored by the Sammamish Arts Commission and is set for 1-3 p.m. Jan. 25 at the Sammamish Teen Center. For more information, visit


Introduction to Snowshoeing, a presentation designed to techniques and safety for the winter sport, is from 7-8 p.m. Jan. 29 at the Sammamish Library.


join the club

The Sammamish Heritage Society meets from 7:30-9 p.m. the second Wednesday of each month at the Pine Lake Community Club, 21333 S.E. 20th St. in Sammamish.


Sammamish Plateau Amateur Radio Club meets at 7 p.m. the second Wednesday of each month at Fire Station 83. The club is open to amateur radio operators and those interested in the hobby.


Rotaract, a community service for young adults ages 18-30 sponsored by the Sammamish Rotary, meets twice a month. Email


The La Leche League is committed to helping mothers breastfeed their babies. They plan to meet on the second Wednesday of each month from 10 a.m. to noon at the Sammamish EX3 Teen Center, 825 228th Ave. N.E. Visit


The Sammamish Citizen Corps, a volunteer group affiliated with the U.S. Dept. of Homeland Security, meets the first Wednesday of each month at Fire Station 82. Visit

The Social Justice Book Group meets at 10 a.m. the third Monday of each month in Sammamish. Email


A support group for caregivers of people with Alzheimer’s is where caregivers gain emotional support, learn and share their experiences 6:30-8 p.m. the second Thursday of each month at Faith United Methodist Church.


The Rotary Club of Sammamish meets every Thursday at 7:15 a.m. at the Bellewood, 3710 Providence Point Drive S.E. Visit


The Sammamish Fit Club, a club looking to improve the health of the community, meets from 7:30-8 p.m. Wednesdays. Call Trish at 206-605-0679 or email


Moms Club of the Sammamish Plateau has activities including weekly, age specific playgroups and monthly meetings, coffee mornings, mom’s nights out, craft club and local area outings. Visit


volunteer opportunities

Purrfect Pals cat shelter is seeking volunteers to care for and play with cats. Volunteers must be 18 or older. Shifts are two hours, once per week. Visit


Providence Marianwood seeks volunteers to work with the senior citizens who live there. They are particularly looking for people to assist with group activities, work in the gift nook or make new friends. Call 391-2897.


Visit residents in nursing homes. Friend to Friend matches volunteers with residents in Sammamish nursing homes and assisted living facilities. Volunteers are asked to visit residents a couple times a month for a year. Orientation will be provided. Background check required. Call 1-888-383-7818.


Evergreen Healthcare is seeking volunteers to help serve patients throughout King County. Volunteers, who will be assigned to help people in their own neighborhoods, provide companionship, run errands, do light household work, or give a break to primary caregivers. Volunteers will be supported by hospital staff. Call 899-1040 or visit


The King County Long-Term Care Ombudsman Program needs certified long-term care ombudsman volunteers. After completing a four-day training program, visit with residents, take and resolve complaints and advocate for residents. Volunteers are asked to donate four hours a week and attend selected monthly meetings. Contact Cheryl Kakalia at 206-694-6827.


Eastside Bluebills is a Boeing retiree volunteer organization that strives to provide opportunities for retirees to help others in need and to assist charitable and nonprofit organizations. 10 a.m. to noon, the third Wednesday of the month at the Bellevue Regional Library. Call 235-3847.


LINKS, Looking Into the Needs of Kids in Schools, places community volunteers in the schools of the Lake Washington School District. Opportunities include tutoring, classroom assistance and lunch buddy. Email or visit


Eastside Baby Corner needs volunteers to sort incoming donations of clothing and toys and prepare items for distribution. Visit


Volunteers are needed to visit homebound patrons with the King County Library System’s Traveling Library Center program. Volunteers must be at least 18 years old and have reliable transportation. Call Susan LaFantasie at 369-3235.


Sammamish Citizen Corps Council needs volunteers to help support the Community Emergency Response Team and other groups. Email, visit or attend the meeting from 7-8 p.m. first Wednesday of every month at Fire Station 82.


Volunteer drivers are needed for the Senior Services Volunteer Transportation Program. Flexible hours, mileage, parking reimbursement and supplemental liability insurance are offered. Call 206-448-5740.


Guide Dogs for the Blind Eager Eye Guide Pups Club needs volunteers to raise puppies for use as guide dogs for the blind. Email


Volunteer Chore Services links volunteers with seniors or individuals who are disabled and are living on a limited income. Call 425-284-2240.

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