September 21, 1998
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.
Children's Services of Sno-Valley and Friends of Youth Snoqualmie are offering the following classes this fall:
- Strengthening Families--This program is designed for parents of three to 11-year-olds and covers everything from positive discipline to understanding anger. The free class, held at Children's Services, 1407 Boalch Ave., North Bend, begins Sept. 29 and runs Tuesday nights from 6:30-8:30 p.m. for nine weeks.
- Parenting for Pleasure--Directed toward parents of children aged birth to five, this class will be held in the Carnation-Duvall area on Thursday mornings beginning Oct. 1. Location to be determined. Call 888-2777.
- Solo Parent Support Group--Whether you are a single parent or just feel like you're on your own with your children, this free open discussion group gives you the opportunity to raise issues and gain support from other parents. Meetings are held every Wednesday evening from 6:30-7:30 at Children's Services. Free on-site childcare is provided. Call 888-2777.
- Parenting Teenagers--Friends of Youth is offering a six-week series of classes directed toward parents of youth aged 13 to 18. The class provides education, support and encouragement for parents dealing with the unique challenges of teenagers. Classes will be held on Tuesday evenings beginning Oct. 1 from 7-9 p.m. at Friends of Youth, 7972 Maple Ave. SE, in Snoqualmie. Call 392-6367.
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.