Northwest NEWS

November 9, 1998

Valley Special

Around the Valley


Meeting on Channel Migration areas

   King County will hold a public meeting to discuss proposed rules on Channel Migration Areas on Tuesday, Nov. 17 from 7-9 p.m. at Chief Kanim Middle School, 32627 Redmond-Fall City Rd. in Fall City. The proposed rules would lift what has been a building moratorium in portions of the county where river channel migration is expected to occur (including portions of the Green, Tolt, Raging and Snoqualmie Rivers). The rules list what types of development would be allowed in these potential hazard areas. Call Susan Marlin, DDES at 206-296-6705 to get a copy of the draft. The comment period is from Friday, Nov. 6 until Thursday, Dec. 3, 1998.

Workout for food bank

   On Thanksgiving morning at 9 a.m., Jazzercise Snoqualmie Valley will host the second annual Thanksgiving Day Workout to Benefit the Carnation Food Bank.
   Last year 29 participants attended the benefit workout and donated 95 pounds of goods for the food bank. Canned proteins such as peanut butter, canned meats and beans are especially needed as are baby diapers in all sizes. Although there is no monetary fee to attend the benefit, all participants must complete an entry card and bring a donation. Call 788-5950 or 888-0705. Carnation Jazzercise is located one block east of SR-203 in downtown Carnation at 31903 Myrtle St.

Community Network Board meets

   The Snoqualmie Valley Community Network Board will hold its regular monthly meeting on Tuesday, Nov. 17 at Chief Kanim Middle Shcool in Fall City from 5:30-7:30 p.m. The meeting is open to the public. On the agenda is an update on the Network-sponsored Lower Valley Youth Task Force aimed at improving the availability and supply of services to children and youth in the Riverview School District. Other Network projects including promoting volunteerism on behalf of children and youth will also be discussed. The Network Board is currently seeking new members. Call Ellen Kropp at 333-6614 for information.

Spaghetti dinner and auction

   The Salem Woods PTA is having a Spaghetti Dinner and Auction on Friday, Nov. 13 from 6:30-9:30 p.m. at Salem Woods Elementary School located at 12802 Wagner Road in Monroe. The dinner includes great food, kids' activity area and participation in a silent and live auction. Ticket prices ar $3/adults, $2/child or $10/family (up to five). For more information, call Rachel Thompson at 360-794-3784.

Lower Valley Youth Program meets

   The Lower Valley Youth Program advisory group will meet Nov. 19, 3:15 p.m. at the Duvall Methodist Church.

Crafters needed for Carnation Christmas

   The Carnation Chamber of Commerce is looking for crafters for their annual Christmas in Carnation on Dec. 5. There is a $10 donation for the tables, which goes to the Chamber to help bring these yearly events, and to the Senior Center. Call 333-6895 or 333-4249.

Little League registration

   Sno-Valley North Little League baseball and softball registration is set for Sunday, Nov. 15, noon-3 p.m. in the Stillwater Elementary gym. Certified birth certificates are required. Call Jamie ASAP at 844-9631, ext. 201 for information.

Genealogy group to meet

   The Snoqualmie Valley Interest Group of genealogists will meet Nov. 18 at 9:30 a.m. at the home of Tove Burhen, 13830 Carnation-Duvall Rd. NE. Topic for discussion will be a geographical/historical look at an ancestor's place. Bring maps and/or photos. Newcomers welcome. Call Tove for directions at 425-788-1266.

Valley Tops class

   Sno-Valley Senior Center and Tops are joining together to offer a Valley Tops class. Tops stands for Take Off Pounds Sensibly. This is a weight loss plan that is governed by the people who are in the class. They meet weekly on Monday evenings at the senior center in Carnation, 4610 Stephens Ave. Weigh-in starts at 6 p.m., the meeting at 6:30 p.m. Those attending pay a monthly dues of $3 for seniors and $5 for all others. Call 333-4152 for more information and ask for Jackie.

Kids' weight training

   Total Health and Fitness studio in Carnation is currently offering weight training, flexibility training and sports conditioning classes after school to middle and high school age youth. Classes are held every Monday, Wednesday and Friday from 3-5:30 p.m. Cost is 15 per month. Total Health and Fitness is located on Tolt Avenue directly across the street from the entrance to John McDonald Park in the old IOOF/Eagles hall building. Call 333-6246 for more information.

Call for volunteers

   The Carnation Fourth of July Committee is looking for volunteers to help organize the Fourth of July festivities in Carnation. The committee currently meets for one hour on the first Thursday of every month at the Carnation Fire Station meeting room at 7 p.m. For more information, call 333-5053.

Learn English for free

   Eastside Literacy Council in Duvall is offering English as a Second Language (ESL) classes once a week in Woodinville, Duvall and Fall City, and classes will be added soon in North Bend and Carnation. Class sizes are small, and all levels of ability are welcome. Learn English and make some new friends at the same time. For more information, call Alex Valdes at 844-2459 or email him at

Playback theater at Cherry Garden Community Center

   Exercise your imagination with games, stories, color and music on Saturday, Nov. 14, 10-12 a.m. for children eight and older at the Cherry Garden Community Center.
   Playday offers a chance to experience the method of playback theater by participating in all aspects of the process. The magic of playback theater begins as someone steps from the audience and describes a personal experience: a current event, a memory, a moment. Music is played while the actors set the stage and assume their roles. Using movement, sound, dialogue and silence, the actors replay the story in a way which attempts to capture the essential meaning of the story. For more information, call Romni at 425-376-0204.

Duvall chamber music group seeks members

   An opportunity has arisen for musicians in the Duvall area interested in playing chamber music. Such a group would meet for informal music sessions on alternative Wednesdays and be available for performances throughout the region. The Duvall Arts Commission will sponsor the group. For information, call Myra Chaney at 425-880-4220.

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. It's an excellent opportunity to gain valuable teaching experience and meet people of different cultures. 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