Northwest NEWS

January 25, 1999

Valley Special

Around the Valley

Learn discipline techniques

   How can I deal with grocery store tantrums? Will I ever get my child to take out the garbage when she's supposed to? How can I have a happier, fun-filled relationship with my children? To learn more effective and positive discipline techniques, Children's Services of Sno-Valley is offering Strengthening Families parenting class in Duvall. The curriculum is based on strengthening and enhancing the parent-child relationship and examining the roles culture and ethnicity plays in our parenting approaches. This free 8-week class meets Thursdays from 6:30-8:30 p.m., beginning Feb. 4. The class will be held in the former Mercantile Building in Duvall, and free childcare is provided. Call 788-7924 or 888-2777.

'Fun with Learning' workshop

   Looking for ways to make reading and writing fun? Come to a free workshop at Children's Services on Saturday, Jan. 30 from 1-2:30 p.m. This free workshop is for parents and children grades 1-3. To register, call Eastside Literacy at 425-558-2459.

E.C.E.A.P. Preschool openings

   E.C.E.A.P. Preschool at Cherry Valley Elementary currently has space available for 4-year-old children from low-income families. The program features include educational experiences, parent programs, transportation, social interaction, and health and social services. Class meets Monday-Thursday, 9:15 a.m. to 12:45 p.m. To apply, call 788-4756 as soon as possible.

Parenting class

   A free eight-week parenting class designed for parents of younger children is being held on Wednesdays from 1-3:30 p.m., starting Feb. 3 at Children's Services of Sno-Valley in North Bend. Childcare is provided free of charge. For information or to register, call 888-2777.

Novelty Cemetery Association to meet

   The Novelty Cemetery Association will meet Wednesday, Feb. 10, in the Rose Room of the Duvall Library beginning at 7 p.m. All members are welcome. For information, call 788-2416.

Blood drive

   The Puget Sound Blood Center will be at the Duvall Fire Station on Monday, Feb. 1, from 2-4 and 4:45-8 p.m. There will be a 45-minute lunch break starting at 4 p.m. Call Karyn Morehouse at 788-6764 to schedule an appointment.