Northwest NEWS

September 28, 1998

Valley Special

Around the Valley

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.

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.

Childfind at Riverview

   The Riverview School District is seeking young people from birth to age 21 who are not enrolled in public school and may need special education services. Special needs are defined as difficulty with hearing, vision, speech, language, health, learning, developmental delay, behavior management, mental retardation, birth defects, autism or other disabilities.
   Screenings will be held for children ages birth to 6 years on Oct. 16, 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Stillwater Elementary. Call 333-4115 or 788-6610.
   Parents of children who have any of these conditions and live within the Riverview School District boundaries are encouraged to contact Riverview School District Special Education at 32240 NE 50th St., Carnation, 98014.

Volunteer English tutors needed

   Eastside Literacy Council is recruiting volunteer tutors to work with the adult English as a Second Language (ESL) students in the Snoqualmie Valley. Help is needed for weekly classes in Snoqualmie/North Bend, Fall City, Carnation,Duvall and Woodinville. Knowledge of another language is not necessary and training workshops are provided. Call Alex Valdes at the Duvall office at 425-844-2459 or email at