Northwest NEWS

February 1, 1999

Valley Special

Around the Valley

King County to close NE 124th for repairs

   The King County Road Services Division will close NE 124th St. between W. Snoqualmie Valley Road NE and SR-203 periodically over a seven-day period beginning Jan. 30 to allow crews to make repairs to Novelty Bridge. The road will be closed from 8:30 a.m. to 3 p.m daily from Wednesday, Feb. 3 through Friday, Feb. 5. During the closure, crews will repair damage caused by deterioration and resurface portions of the bridge deck.

Fun with Learning workshop

   Looking for ways to make reading and writing fun? Come to a free workshop at Cherry Valley Elementary School Library on Thursday, Feb. 11, 6:30-8 p.m. where families will learn how to enjoy reading and writing with games and activities. This workshop is for parents and children grades 1-3. To register, call Eastside Literacy at 844-2459.

Donations needed for benefit auction

   The parents of students at Cherry Valley Elementary in Duvall are hosting a live and silent auction on Friday, March 19 from 6:30-8:30 p.m. in the Cherry Valley gym. Each year, the 5th grade students at Cherry Valley attend the five-day outdoor education camp at YMCA's Camp Orkila on Orcas Island. The funds raised at the auction provide tuition scholarships for those students in need of financial help, ensuring that all the 5th graders are able to attend the camp. This will be the 3rd Camp Orkila auction and will feature Duvall's Stan Chapman as auctioneer. The support received from families and businesses ensured the success of the first two auctions. Any donation of handmade items, quality used items, purchased items, items or services donated by a place of work, or individual expertise, will be greatly appreciated. To donate, or for more information, call Wende Kendig at 788-4323 or Cherry Valley Elementary at 788-1555.

Order carnations for Valentine's Day

   Call the Sno-Valley Senior Center to order flowers for Valentine's Day. Pink or red carnations available. Call 333-4152 or fax to 333-4465. $1.50 each, or 12 for $18.

Volunteers needed for intercultural festival

   The Snoqualmie Valley Schools Intercultural Heritage Festival needs volunteers to help in various aspects of getting the Valley's premier annual celebration of diversity organized. Festival date is Saturday, Mar. 20 at Mt. Si High School. Contact Thomas Tilton at 831-8114 for more information or to volunteer.

Bingo for Books fundraiser

   Stillwater Elementary will be holding its ninth annual Bingo for Books fundraiser on Friday, Feb. 5, from 7-9 p.m. in the Stillwater Commons. Doors open at 6:30 p.m. Admission is $2 per person (extra for more cards or blackouts.) There will be candy, pop, popcorn, and coffee available at concessions. See flyers for prize information. The whole family can play. The school is located at 11530 320th NE, Carnation, just off Big Rock Road, turning at the Stillwater Church.

Mentor training for volunteers

   The Snoqualmie Valley Youth Mentoring program is offering a free mentor training on Friday, Feb. 5, from 7-9 p.m. and Saturday, Feb. 6 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Carnation Fire Hall, 3600 Tolt Ave. Lunch will be provided. For more information and registration, call Lorry Kaye at 788-6716 or 888-4151. The program is funded by the Snoqualmie Valley Community Network, Friends of Youth and King County.

Learn discipline techniques

   How can I deal with grocery store tantrums? 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. 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.

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

   E.C.E.A.P. Preschool at Cherry Valley Elementary currently has space available for four-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.

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.

Multi-Age Program informational meeting

   A parent/community informational meeting on the Riverview K-5 Multi-Age Program is set for Monday, Feb. 8, 7-8:30 p.m. at the Multi-Age site, 29300 NE 150th, Duvall.