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Posted on: May 24, 2016

Salute to Service: Memorial Day Ceremony

Salute veterans' sacrifices and service at Issaquah's Memorial Day ceremony.

The community is invited to the Lower Hillside Cemetery, 555 W. Sunset Way, at 10 a.m. May 30, 2016. The event is hosted by the local Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 3436.

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Posted on: May 26, 2016

You're Invited: Free Outdoor Movie Night

You're invited to a free outdoor movie night June 4, 2016, at Lake Sammamish State Park.

For a second year, Lake Sammamish State Park will host the AVP Seattle Open beach volleyball tournament from June 2-5.

AVP will screen "Kung Fu Panda 3" on the ...Read on...

Posted on: May 18, 2016

Volunteer: Beach Volleyball Tournament

Volunteer to help our community host the AVP Seattle Open beach volleyball tournament.

The tournament returns to Lake Sammamish State Park from June 2-5, 2016 — bringing world-class beach volleyball professionals to the shores of Sunset Beach just before the Olympic Trials and 2016 Summer Olympics.

Friends of Lake Sammamish State Park is organizing the volunteer effort and is seeking community volunteers ages 12 and older.

Duties include ball shagger, scorekeeper, volunteer supervisor, welcome center and statistics. Volunteers will receive a free T-shirt and food during shifts. To learn more, email Friends of Lake Sammamish State Park.

Volunteers able to participate on June 2-3 will receive additional incentives, including a drawing for VIP tickets.

In addition to the world's best beach volleyball talent, the ultimate beach festival features interactive activities, music, food and more.

General admission to is free. Covered premium seating and access to a hosted lounge is available with a purchased ticket. Buy advance tickets online.

A Discover Pass is required for vehicle access to the park on June 2, 3 and 5. No Discover Pass is required on June 4 — a state parks free day in celebration of National Trails Day.

To learn more and a find a complete event schedule, go to avp.comRead on...

Posted on: May 27, 2016

Explore Our Past: Olde Town Mine Hike

Downtown Issaquah was once the site of massive coalmining operations run by a German named “Count” Alvo von Alvensleben.

Explore our past June 4, 2016, as Issaquah History Museums docent Doug Bristol leads an Olde Town Mine Hike and entertains particip...Read on...

Posted on: May 26, 2016

Influence the Choice: Video Contest Winners

See the winning entries in the Issaquah Schools Foundation's Influence the Choice - Drug Prevention Alliance for Youth's student video contest.

Students were challenged to influence friends, parents and younger students to adopt healthy lifestyles by ...Read on...

Posted on: May 26, 2016

You're Invited: Food Bank Open House

Learn more about the Issaquah Food & Clothing Bank, 179 First Ave. S.E., at a community open house.

The open house is 5-7 p.m. June 2, 2016. See the food bank’s new customer shopping area, meet staff and volunteers, and enjoy light appetizers.

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Posted on: May 26, 2016

Learn to Create Bird-Friendly Communities

Join Friends of Lake Sammamish State Park and Eastside Audubon to explore how to create and sustain Bird-Friendly Communities in your neighborhood and backyard.

The free Bird-Friendly Communities presentation is 7 p.m. June 13, 2016, at Blakely Hall, 2...Read on...

Posted on: May 10, 2016

Community Awards: Meet Our Hall of Fame Inductee

Rowan Hinds

Rowan Hinds, our 2016 Issaquah Hall of Fame inductee, embodies the best of leadership and dedication, as well as decades of public service to our community.

Serving as mayor from 1990-97, Hinds led our community during a pivotal era in its history, as ...Read on...

Posted on: May 3, 2016

Get Outside: 2016 State Parks Free Days

Enjoy Washington's state parks for free throughout 2016.

You're invited as the Washington State Parks and Recreation Commission hosts a free day for state park visitors on the following dates:

  • June 4 — National Trails Day
  • June 11 — National Get Outdo...
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Posted on: April 18, 2016

Join a Conversation About Mental Illness Through Art

Join a new conversation about mental illness prompted through art as a nationally-acclaimed exhibit — "The Incredible Intensity of Just Being Human" — arrives in Issaquah on April 22, 2016.

With the goal of beginning new conversations about mental ill...Read on...

Posted on: May 2, 2016

Celebrate Father's Day at Fenders on Front Street

Fenders on Front Street Vintage Car Show — a Father's Day tradition — returns June 19, 2016.

The free all-day event culminates with a cruise of classic cars. Starting at 3 p.m., car show participants will gather along Front Street North and cruise alo...Read on...

Posted on: April 25, 2016

Make Music Day: Celebrate in Olde Town

Issaquah is making music from 5-9 p.m. June 21, 2016, for Make Music Day.

To celebrate, musicians take to the streets, sidewalks and parks to play. Entire communities come out to listen, dance and make music.

Watch musicians perform as Olde Town me...Read on...

Posted on: February 24, 2016

Volunteer: Help Our Pickering Garden Grow

As the weather warms up and you're looking for more things to do outside, consider volunteering at our Pickering Demonstration Garden!

Volunteers take part in growing fresh produce for the Issaquah Food & Clothing Bank. In the process, they learn techn...Read on...

Posted on: January 8, 2016

Cheers! Downtown Wine Walk Series Returns

Cheers! You're invited to the Downtown Issaquah Wine Walk Series.

The fifth annual event returns from 6-9 p.m. on the first Friday of the month from February to June — Feb. 5, March 4, April 1, May 6 and June 3, 2016.

Enjoy live music, art happening...Read on...

Posted on: April 5, 2016

Survey: Help Shape Programs for Seniors

Seniors: You're invited to complete a brief survey to let us know the programs and services you want.

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