Calendar August 24

August 23, 2011

Concert in the Park summer concert series features “Soul Purpose” from 6:30-8 p.m. Aug. 25 at Pine Lake Park.

Friendly Earth, a non-profit recycling company, is teaming up with the Sammamish Presbyterian Church to kick off a community wide recycling event. Volunteers will be collecting used, broken and unwanted appliances, as well as electronics and scrap metal from 10 a.m.–3 p.m. Aug. 27 at Sammamish Presbyterian Church.

Friends of the Issaquah Salmon Hatchery is holding a new volunteer training program from 8:30 a.m.-4 p.m. Aug. 27. Email volunteer coordinator Beverly Lee at volunteer@issaquahfish.org.

The KidsFirst Noontime series concert will feature Nate Weinstein, a Harry Potter impersonator, at noon Aug. 29 at Ebright Creek Park.

Urban Poetics: A photography exhibit by Victoria Bjorklund will be on display at City Hall from Sept. 2-Oct. 4 at City Hall, and is viewable during normal business hours.

The documentary file “Painted Life” the story of Henk Pander as seen through the lens of his son, Jacob, will be shown at 1 p.m. Sept. 10 at City Hall.

Sammamish Walks will take a guided tour along walking trails of Beaver Lake Park with a photography focus from 10 a.m.-noon Sept. 17. To register, visit www.ci.sammamish.wa.us. The Sammamish Farmer’s Market runs from 4-8 p.m. every Wednesday at City Hall.

Library events

Swaddler Story Time, for children birth-9 months with an adult, 11 a.m. Sept 15, 22 and 29.

Waddler Story Time, for children 9-24 months with an adult, 10 and 11 a.m. Sept 16, 23 and 30.

Hindi Story Time, for children 3 and older with an adult, 4 p.m. Sept 15, 22 and 29.

Toddler Story Time, for children 2-3 with an adult, 10 and 11 a.m. Sept 14, 21 and 28.

Preschool Story Time, for children 3-6 with an adult, 10 a.m. Sept 15, 22 and 29, and 1 p.m. Sept 16, 23 and 30.

Pajama Story Time, for children 2-6 with an adult, 7 p.m. Sept. 12, 19 and 26.

Musik Nest, for children 2-3 with an adult. Share songs, dance, rhythm and new ways to enjoy music with your toddler, 10:30 a.m. Sept. 17.

Spanish Story Time, for children 3 and older with an adult, 6 p.m. Sept. 13, 20 and 27.

Mother Daughter Book Club will discuss “Penny Dreadful” by Laurel Snyder, 1 p.m. Sept. 24.

Meet the Author: Meet Jez Alborough, the international children’s author-illustrator of over 30 picture books, at 6 p.m. on Sept. 29.

Stress Management and Relaxation Training for Teens will take place at 2 p.m. on Sept. 17. Register at www.kcls.org/sammamish or call 425.392.3130.

The Teen Writers Group will meet at 3:30 p.m. on Sept 20.

Meet the Cartoonist: Meet local 16-year-old cartoonist, Seth Campos, author of two comic book collections, “Welcome to Beeky Airlines” and “Real Bears Eat Takeout,” at 2 p.m. on Sept. 25.

Beginner ESL Classes, 7 p.m. Sept 8, 15, 22 and 29.

How to Start a Business. Learn the resources that are available through the Small Business Administration, the steps in starting a business, how to write a business plan and how to do research at 2 p.m. on Sept 13.

Talk Time, conversation practice for adults who want to improve their English language skills, will take place at 12:30 p.m. on Sept 15, 22 and 29.

Growing Your Preschooler’s Brain, for parents and child care providers of children 1-5, will be presented by Kathy Slattengren, M.Ed. at 10 a.m. on Sept 24.

Intermediate ESL Class, 10 a.m. Sept 27.   Create a Web Site for Your Small Business. Discover easy-to-use design tools that can build your small business web site at 6 p.m. on Sept 28.

Poetry Workshop, a series of weekly workshops for anyone interested in poetry, will take place at 7 p.m. on Sept 28, Oct. 5, 12, 19, 26 and Nov. 2.

The Sammamish Book Group will discuss Kim by Rudyard Kipling at 7 p.m. on Sept. 21.

Volunteer opportunities

Sammamish Medical Reserve Corps is seeking retired medical and non-medical workers. Meetings 6:30-8 p.m., the fourth Wednesday of the month at Eastside Fire & Rescue Station 82. Email MRC@sammamishcitizencorps.oeg.

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 www.evergreenhealthcare.org/hospice.

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.-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 links@lwsd.org or visit www.linksvolunteer.org.

Eastside Baby Corner needs volunteers to sort incoming donations of clothing and toys and prepare items for distribution. Visit www.babycorner.org. 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 info@sammamishcitizencorps.org, visit www.sammamishcitizencorps.org 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 sjbonsib@aol.com.

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

Tree disposal funds scouts’ trip to Yellowstone

July 12, 2011

The Sammamish Scouts hike into the Grebe Lake backcountry, roughly 25 miles away from the location of a July 6 bear attack. Photo by Lance Olson

Caleb Olson, 15, goes fishing on Yellowstone Lake during the Boy Scout Troop 500 High Adventure trip to Yellowstone National Park June 27-July 2. Photo by Lance Olson

On the second day of their annual High Adventure trip, the boys of Scout Troop 500 floated past a moose as it crossed the Henry’s Fork River.

The Sammamish Scouts recently returned from five days in Yellowstone National Park. Thanks to the funds earned during Boy Scouts’ annual Christmas tree collection event in January, the dozen or so 14- to 18-year-olds and a few parents spent their days fishing, camping and trekking the backcountry to places like Lake Shoshone, considered the country’s largest backcountry lake not reached by road.

“I thought it was really fun,” said Caleb Olson, 15. “It was nice to kind of get away from Washington and see some of the wildlife.”

While meant to be a fun adventure, the annual trip — they pick a new destination each time — seeks to bring the boys closer together, separate them from the daily distractions of computers and games and test their outdoors skills, said Lance Olson, the Venture Scout leader who led the trip.

“It’s the highlight of their year. This is what the younger scouts look forward to,” he said. “We look for things that will get them out of their comfort zone. Some of those boys had never really done that.” Read more

Community clubs

September 1, 2009

Clubs, groups

A support group for caregivers of people with Alzheimer’s meets in Issaquah. the group is designed to let caregivers gain emotional support, learn and share their experiences.

The free group meets from 6-7:30 p.m. the second Thursday of each month at Faith United Methodist Church, 3924 Issaquah Pine Lake Road SE. Call 313-7364. Read more

Clubs

April 13, 2009

Sammamish Garden Club meets the second Tuesday of the month at 9:30 a.m. in the homes of members. Visitors and new members are always welcome. Call Cathy at 836-0421 or e-mail CathyWebst@aol.com. Read more

Clubs

April 6, 2009

A support group for caregivers of people with Alzheimer’s meets in Issaquah. the group is designed to let caregivers gain emotional support, learn and share their experiences. The free group meets from 6-7:30 p.m, the second Thursday of each month at Aegis of Issaquah, 780 N Juniper Street. Call 313-7364.

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Clubs

March 30, 2009

A support group for caregivers of people with Alzheimer’s meets in Issaquah. the group is designed to let caregivers gain emotional support, learn and share their experiences. The free group meets from 6-7:30 p.m, the second Thursday of each month at Aegis of Issaquah, 780 N Juniper Street. Call 313-7364.

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Clubs

March 23, 2009

Clubs, groups

A support group for caregivers of people with Alzheimer’s meets in Issaquah. The group is designed to let caregivers gain emotional support, learn and share their experiences. The free group meets from 6-7:30 p.m, the second Thursday of each month at Aegis of Issaquah, 780 N Juniper Street. Call 313-7364. Read more

Clubs

March 16, 2009

Clubs, groups

A support group for caregivers of people with Alzheimer’s meets in Issaquah. The group is designed to let caregivers gain emotional support, learn and share their experiences. The free group meets from 6-7:30 p.m, the second Thursday of each month at Aegis of Issaquah, 780 N Juniper Street. Call 313-7364. Read more

Clubs

March 9, 2009

A support group for caregivers of people with Alzheimer’s meets in Issaquah. the group is designed to let caregivers gain emotional support, learn and share their experiences. The free group meets from 6-7:30 p.m, the second Thursday of each month at Aegis of Issaquah, 780 N Juniper Street. Call 313-7364.

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Clubs

March 2, 2009

 

Clubs, groups

A support group for caregivers of people with Alzheimer’s meets in Issaquah. the group is designed to let caregivers gain emotional support, learn and share their experiences. The free group meets from 6-7:30 p.m, the second Thursday of each month at Aegis of Issaquah, 780 N Juniper Street. Call 313-7364. Read more

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