Duvall Days road closure

  • Written by Valley View Staff

On July 16, SR 203 through Duvall will be closed from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. Northbound traffic will be detoured at NE 143rd Street to Third Avenue, then onto Virginia Street and back to SR 203 where it intersects with Woodinville-Duvall Road. Southbound traffic and traffic from Woodinville-Duvall Road will be reversed.

‘Come Home Snohomish’ to Kla Ha Ya Days Community Picnic & All Class Reunion at Harvey Field

  • Written by Valley View Staff

SNOHOMISH–The Kla Ha Ya Days Festival invites the community to "Come Home Snohomish" and to celebrate with a Community Picnic and an All Class Reunion on Friday, July 22nd, 4 to 11 p.m. at the southwest side of Harvey Field near 10530 Airport Way, Snohomish.

This year’s event welcomes the alumni of Snohomish (SHS), Glacier Peak (GPHS) and AIM high schools. The picnic/reunion features live bands, plenty of food choices, beer garden, aviation displays, skydivers, helicopter rides and a special appearance by SHS graduate and NBA star, Jon Brockman.

Ticket prices are $10 for guests 21 years and older which includes entrance into the beer garden; $5 for guests aged 6-20; and free for guests under 6. Tickets can be purchased online at Proceeds help support all Kla Ha Ya Days activities and people are encouraged to bring family and friends.

The Community Picnic will be held at Harvey Field where 100 years ago in 1911 the first airplane took flight. Historian David Dilgard will have more on the story in "100 Years of Flight" on Saturday July 23rd, 2-3 p.m. at Harvey Field Hangar 15. Admission is free and part of the Kla Ha Ya Days’ festivities.

On Saturday, July 23rd a grouping of planes from Harvey Field will kick off the Kla Ha Ya Days 98th parade with a fly-by. Grand Marshal Jon Brockman leads the parade that starts at 10:30 a.m. on historic 1st Street right after the 5 Mile and 1 Mile River Run and Kids Dash. The parade is followed by games, a street fair, Snohomish Got Talent family stage and beer garden. On Sunday July 24th visit the Custom and Classic Car Show display at Harvey Field and see what the carnival has to offer. A free shuttle will move people between 1st Street and Harvey Field. The full schedule of events is at or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or (425) 493-7824.

‘Lead for Change’ Key Leaders Summit 2011 set

  • Written by Valley View Staff

Monday, August 8th, 9 a.m. – noon Meadowbrook Farm Interpretive Center, North Bend

Have you ever wanted to partner with all of the movers and shakers in the Valley to figure out who’s doing what to make a positive difference?

Then don’t miss this year’s Key Leaders Summit, a morning event where leaders (anyone who comes out to help at this time) gather to discuss what the community can do collectively to promote health and well-being.

Leaders from every sector of the community including schools, government, cities, law enforcement, businesses, religious communities, parents, students, health and service providers, and service clubs are welcome.

Examples of past initiatives generated by this annual event are the youth councils, the prescription drop boxes and prescription take-back programs and prevention activities for teens. The goal is to bring all sectors of the community together to further common goals and objectives that shift outcomes toward better health.

The event is sponsored by the Snoqualmie Valley Community Network through a grant from the Drug Free Communities program of the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration.

The program runs fast but deep, with time to network and meet others to help gain momentum for ideas.

The SVCN Healthy Community Coalition subcommittee that meets monthly throughout the school year offers a forum to continue the work created by this community event.

The agenda for this event will also address local economic stability for well-being leading up to a "Right Livelihood Job Fair," which will be co-hosted by the Network and partners and is planned for the fall of 2011.

Mark your calendar and be a part of the "Lead for Change" ... share your voice and become a part of the cooperative effort to promote health, safety and community well-being. www.snoqualmievalley

Schools celebrate a day dedicated to an art infused education

  • Written by Leanne Christensen, RSD
Eagle Rock student Rosy King creates glass art with ERMA music teacher, Mrs. Nelson, and AnnRene Joseph. Leanne Christensen, RSD
The month of May was "Washington Arts Education Month," and both Eagle Rock Multi-Age and Carnation Elementary made the most of this creative and inspiring event by inviting local artists and student volunteers to share their talents, secrets and empowering artistic gifts with their school communities.

The artists’ lessons included a broad assortment of art disciplines such as: paper engineering, clay creations, printmaking, painting/drawing, animation, music, drama, pantomime workshops, costuming, dance and glassmaking; truly an "ARTASTIC" event for both schools!

Many studies in recent years have demonstrated the significant difference an art infused education can make for school age children. At the most recent Riverview District School Board meeting guest Dr. Jonelle Adams, executive director of Washington State School Directors Association, shared the importance of the arts in our educational system stating, "Research shows that students highly involved in the arts achieve consistently better outcomes and this includes better grades, less likelihood of dropping out, and more positive attitudes about school."

The importance of an art "full" education was echoed by AnnRené Joseph who is the program supervisor for the arts at the Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction (OSPI). She was on hand at the school board meeting and at ERMA to share in the celebration of their very first Arts Day.

This event was especially meaningful to her as she was the original program manager at Eagle Rock. In an article she wrote explaining the importance of the arts in our children’s education she stated, "May we continue in this great work – as we touch the future through the fine art of teaching. Each day is a new painting, a new song, a new play and a new dance. The classroom is our stage. The creating, performing, and responding learning opportunities, which we provide, offer transforming life experiences for our students."

Staff and parents at both Carnation Elementary and Eagle Rock would like to thank the following community artists and volunteers for bringing their passion and talent for the arts to their children’s schools for this wonderful day of extraordinary art instruction:

Rachel Blockus, Meghan Maxwell, Jai Kavathekar, Darlene Rose, Marin Van Nostrum, Jack Ballard, Susan Jenkins, Dan Cautrell, Claire Eaton, Simone Oliver, Jo Lee Davidson, Cedarcrest HS thespian students, Jeremy Robkin, Elaina Haack, Laura Henion, Carol Gould, George Henion, Sarah Westfall, Bill Ayers, Brad McRae, Mark Rabe and Talese Heckler.

TJ Dance presents ‘Dance The Circle of Life’

  • Written by Valley View Staff

Back row (L to R): Courtney Hoekstra, Chelsea Lindemulder, Jemaica Murphy, Ileah Merryman. Middle row (L to R): Robin Booher, Katie Bodnar, Jeleisa Sorensen, Laura Taylor, Victoria Callison. Front row (L to R): Cheryl Drake, Emily Harrison, Hannah Henrikson, Kelsey Rogers. Photo by Yuen Lui
DUVALL–TJ Dance invites you to our 2011 recital, "Dance The Circle of Life," on Saturday, June 18. Whether your taste runs to classical ballet, hip hop, tap, jazz or belly dance, you’ll find a taste of everything in these high-energy performances at Cedarcrest High School Performing Arts Center.

"Dance The Circle of Life" features the full spectrum of TJ Dance students’ talents with three show times - 1:00, 4:00 and 7:00 p.m. Advance tickets are $10 for adults, $8 for seniors, $6 for students and free for pre-schoolers (ticket required).

Ticket prices increase by $1 each when purchased at the door on the day of the show. Advance tickets may be purchased at the studio located at 14701 Main St. NE in Duvall or online at using the link for online payments. Orders placed online may be picked up at Will Call on the day of the show.

TJ Dance’s youngest dancers open each show with a rousing interpretation of the show’s title song, "Circle of Life" from "The Lion King." The teen and adult dancers end each show with a show-stopping rendition of "One" from "A Chorus Line."

For over 25 years, TJ Dance owners Jayne Hancock and Peg Burnside have shared their love of dance with thousands of children and adults in the Lower Snoqualmie Valley. There’s something for everyone at TJ Dance. Visit for the schedule of Summer Dance Workshops.

Cedarcrest High School Performing Arts Center is located at 29000 NE 150th St. in Duvall. For more information about the recitals or classes, call (425) 844-9086 or visit .