Northwest NEWS

September 21, 1998

Valley Special

Around the Valley


'Spud Night' at Chief Kanim

On Thursday, Oct. 1, Chief Kanim Middle School PTSA in Fall City will host the 3rd annual"Spud Night" in conjuction with the school's Open House. This evening will allow families to enjoy dinner with students as they talk with teachers and participate in the Open House. Baked potatoes will be served with a variety of toppings, such as chili, broccoli and cheese, as well as sour cream and butter, along with a salad bar. Orange drink or coffee is included and pop will be available for purchase. Dinner is from 5-6:30 p.m., with classrooms open from 5:30-7 for teacher visiting. Cost is $3 for adults and middle school students, and $2 for children (elementary school age and younger).

Blessing of the Animals

All creatures are invited to a Blessing of the Animals on Saturday, Oct. 3, 10 a.m. at St. Anthony Church, 31911 E. Blanche St., Carnation. Families are asked to join in this old tradition in honor of St. Francis of Assisi. All furred, feathered and finned friends are welcome.

Call for artists

Gardens and SunSpaces Gallery in Duvall will highlight artists exclusively from the Snoqualmie Valley area in this year's annual Holiday Art Event. The showing will be entitled "Local, and Damn Good," and will show Nov. 29 through Dec. 31. Those wishing to participate should call Sunny Ruthchild at 788-9844 by Oct. 1.

Free family math workshop

Parents and their first through third grade children will learn how to have fun with math and problem-solving at a free workshop at the North Bend Library on Tuesday, Sept. 29 from 6:30- 8 p.m. Families will play games and get ideas they can use to help their children become better at math and problem-solving. To sign up, please call Eastside Literacy at 558-2459.

Free 'Family Fun with Learning' workshop

Parents and children will learn how to make reading and writing fun at a free workshop at the Snoqualmie Library on Thursday, Sept. 24 from 6:30-8 p.m. This workshop is for parents and children grades 1-3. To register, call Eastside Literacy at 558-2459.

Friends of Youth classes

Friends of Youth Snoqualmie and Carnation offers the following fall classes: Effective Parenting of Teens; Active Parenting of 2-12-year-olds; Drug Free Challenge and an alcohol, tobacco and other drugs discussion group for middle and high school students. Call 425-392-6367 for information.

Parenting classes

Children's Services of Sno-Valley and Friends of Youth Snoqualmie are offering the following classes this fall:

Become a volunteer mentor

Experience the rewards of making a difference in a child's life. The Snoqualmie Valley Youth Mentoring Program is offering a mentor training on Friday, Oct. 3, 7-9 p.m. and Saturday, Oct. 4 from 9-3 in the Snoqualmie office of Friends of Youth, 7972 Maple Ave. SE. Lunch is included. For information and registration, call Lorry Clapp in Carnation at 333-4457 and in Snoqualmie at 888-4151.

Moms prayer group meets

Moms in Touch International, groups of moms who meet weekly for one hour to pray for their children in schools, is for all moms.Call Jeanne at 333-4732.
   MITI is having a state retreat Oct. 2-4 in Olympia, with Fern Nichols, the founder of MITI. Call Lori Moloney at 425-271-4347.