Northwest NEWS

February 15, 1999

Valley Special

Around the Valley

Elementary Fun Night

   A free Elementary Fun Night at Stillwater Elementary School is set for Feb. 19, 6:30-8:30 p.m. This is an evening filled with games, contests, music, prizes, and lots of fun. All grade school-aged children are invited and are welcome to bring their families. A dinner of hot dogs, drink, and fruit will be offered by the T.A.F.T. youth council for $2.50. Stillwater Elementary is located at 11530 320th Ave. NE, Carnation. For more information, call Lorry Kaye at 788-6716.

Acoustic music jam session

   A third Saturday acoustic roots jam session is scheduled for Feb. 20, 6:30 p.m at the Sassy Sisters (Main St. in Duvall, across from the library). Soup, espresso, and desserts will be available. Celtic, Bluegrass, old-timey, and other acoustic music is welcome. John or Susan Burke will host. Call for information at 788-9308.

Fall City Elementary selling brick paver tiles

   Fall City Elementary School's Student Leadership Team is selling engraved brick paver tiles (4"X8") for $15 each as part of the school remodel project. These paver tiles will be placed at the entrance to the newly remodeled school. Each tile can have up to two lines engraved with 18 characters per line, including spaces. They make great gifts for anyone you wish to honor. Order deadline is June 1, 1999. Please call Judy Dix at 222-6251 for information or to order a tile.

'True Love Waits' at Cedarcrest

   The 4th Annual Eastside "True Love Waits" rally will be held on Wednesday, March 10, 7-8:30 p.m. at Cedarcrest High School in Duvall. This is an abstinence rally for teens. Special guest speaker will be Todd Peterson of the Seattle Seahawks. A band from Redmond will play. The event is sponsored by Carnation Bible Church. Call 333-6436 for information.

Irish dance and music opens series

   "Celtic Fever" opens the "Arts Onstage" series in Duvall on March 7, 2 p.m. at Cedarcrest High School. Two masters will join forces in the concert, which will feature Randal Bays, Irish fiddle and guitar, and Stanley Greenthal, singer/songwriter. The unique flavor of Irish jigs and reels will be seasoned with dancers from the Ballyglass Irish Dancers, displaying the complex footwork Ireland is now so famous for. Celtic Fever will be followed by Kaleidoscope, a dance group, on April 25. Last will be Storybook Theater on June 13. Tickets are available by mail at P.O. Box 1043, Duvall, WA 98019, at Gardens and SunSpaces on Main Street, or at the door. Available in a bargain series price of $15; individual tickets are $7 for adults and $5 for youth and seniors.

Free preschool for 3-year-olds

   Free preschool, funded by the state, is now available to 3-year-olds from low-income families at Children's Services of Sno-Valley in North Bend. State-imposed eligibility requirements that apply to the preschool opportunity include that the family must reside within the boundaries of the Snoqualmie Valley School District, the child must have turned three by Aug. 31 of 1998, and the family income must not exceed state poverty guidelines. Some families who don't quite meet the state's income-eligibility guidelines may be able to have their child participate, thanks to scholarship assistance made possible by CSSV's fundraising. Call 888-2777 as soon as possible. State funding prohibits enrollment of children after March 1.

Community coalition meeting

   A meeting is scheduled to explore the creation of a community, recreation, and youth coalition on Feb. 25, 7-8:30 p.m. at the Tolt Congregational United Church of Christ, 4851 Tolt Ave., Carnation.

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.

Knitter's guild forming

   Are you a knitter and would like to join others who share a love of your craft, or always wanted to learn? The Eastside Knitter's Guild is forming in the Snoqualmie Valley and would like to invite anyone interested to join. Call Ellen Gilleland at 333-6037.

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 e-mail him at

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.