In addition to our monthly meetings, our members also get together in smaller groups to share some of their mutual special interests in
greater depth. These groups include:
Mystery Book Club
IWC Happy Hour
Art Instruction Group
Virtual Art Tour Group
IWC Garden Group
Next Book Club Meeting
Date: Tuesday, September 28
Time: 1:00 p.m.
Lead: Annette Aries
The members of the Book Club will be sharing their summer reads and recommendations for the coming year by email. Group members will vote on using Zoom for the book discussions. All are welcome to join the group member list and hear about recommended books and participate in the discussions. To be added to the list please contact Annette at email@example.com.
To All Monday Hikers & Walkers!
September 2021 ~ Welcome Walkers!
Our intrepid Walking Group has enjoyed all the benefits of regular exercise, time with nature, and opportunities for good talks with new and old friends. We are also ready to welcome any new walkers who might like to join us. We will follow all Washington State and King County guidelines for COVID mitigation.
Our plans for the next few weeks are as follows:
MONDAY, September 27th, 9:30 a.m. WALK! Klahanie Starbuks to Yellow Lake--Coffee: Park near the Starbucks (4566 Klahanie Drive SE) and meet at the outdoor benches at the end of the Starbucks-Swedish arm of the shopping center. We will take the trails that leave the back of the shopping center and make our way to Yellow Lake, forming a loop and ending up back where we started. That makes for a good opportunity to coffee klatch at Starbucks before dashing off to errands.
MONDAY, October 4th, 9:30 a.m. HIKE! Sky Country Trailhead: Let's meet at Sky Country Trailhead on Newport Way. We will hike through the Issaquah Alps, Cougar Mountain, to the Harvey Manning lookout area to enjoy the Million Dollar View, and then back. We will hope for clear skies to fully appreciate that view. Be prepared for some incline and then descent on this hike. Sky Country Trailhead: [7180 Clay Pit Road, Bellevue] From I-90 take Lakemont Blvd. for about 2.3 miles. Turn left at the light onto SE Cougar Mountain Way. After about 0.6 mile, turn right onto 166th Way SE (which turns into Clay Pit Road), and in about 0.8 miles you will come to Sky Country Trailhead and its large parking lot.
MONDAY, October 11th, Indigenous Peoples' Day holiday: No formal hike, but be in touch if you are available and want to suggest an informal one!
MONDAY, October 18th, 9:30 a.m. WALK! Gene Coulon Memorial Beach Park, Renton: This is a new walk for our group, a trip to a lovely park quite near us. Gene Coulon Memorial Beach Park is a public park located in Renton along the southeastern shore of Lake Washington. According to Wikipedia, it consists of 57 acres of land and water, including 5 acres of 5,400 feet of shoreline. Directions: The park is off Lake Washington Boulevard near the Southport Drive exit of the I-405 freeway. If you're familiar with either The Landing center or the Boeing facility in Renton, the park is a little north of those spots. Mary is very familiar with this area and is happy to share it with us [1201 Lake Washington Blvd. N., Renton].
MONDAY, October 25th, 9:30 a.m. WALK! Lake Alice Trailhead: We will walk this well-used rail trail either 3.7 miles toward Preston Park or 1.8 miles toward the Snoqualmie Falls Overlook (which is mostly overgrown with not much view, especially while the trees still have leaves). The paved trail is easy footing. Directions to Preston-Snoqualmie Trailhead on Lake Alice Road SE: From I-90 East, take Exit 22 toward Preston-Fall City. Turn left onto SE 82nd Street. Turn right onto SE High Point Way, which becomes Preston-Fall City Road SE. The parking lot will be 0.8 miles uphill on the right. There are several parking spaces and a bathroom.
Please contact Mary Nassif if you would like to be included in the weekly email inviations for walks that include any last-minute changes or trail condition information.
Happy Trails to you!
IWC HAPPY HOUR
Date: Wednesday, October 13
Time: 4:00 to 5:00 p.m.
Location: Virtual gathering via Zoom
Lead: Barb Bruemmer
If you would like to join Happy Hour, please contact Barb at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Date: Tuesday, October 5
Time: 3:00 to 5:00 p.m.
Lead: Barb Bruemmer
If you would like to join the Watercolor Group, contact Barb at email@example.com for more information.
ART TOUR GROUP
Date: Tuesday, October 19
Time: 1:00 to 2:00 p.m.
Lead: Barb Bruemmer
If you would like to join the Art Tour Group, please contact Barb at firstname.lastname@example.org.
NEW INTEREST GROUPS
The new interest groups that are up and running (and they're lots of fun!) are as follows:
IWC Gourmet Club - Led by Liz Cooper and Kay Broman; meets on the third Thursday at 1:00 p.m.
IWC Garden Group - Led by Sandy Cobel; meets on the second Thursday at 12:00 noon
Art Tour Group - Led by Barb Bruemmer; meets on the third Tuesday at 1:00 p.m.
Watercolor Group - Led by Barb Bruemmer; meets on the first Tuesday at 3:00 p.m.