Northwest NEWS

June 14, 1999

Valley Special

Around the Valley

Trail ride to benefit St. Jude's Hospital

   Shiloh Australian Saddles and John Wayne Pioneer Wagons & Riders are sponsors of the St. Jude's Children's Research Hospital trail ride set for June 19. The ride will begin near North Bend. Call Judy Worley at 425-788-4880 for information.

'Number One Fun Raiser'

   Children's Services of Sno-Valley's annual dinner and auction, billed as "The Snoqualmie Valley's Number One Fun Raiser," will take place Saturday, June 26, at Mountain Meadows Farm in North Bend. Call CSSV at 425-888-2777 for information.

Talent Night at Main Street Music

   Main Street Music, located above Coast to Coast in Duvall, will kick off the summer with a Talent Night on Saturday, June 19, from 7-9 p.m. It will feature a local band called Random which includes Andrew Goodman, 14; Tiffany Mellor, 14; and Allan Coppenbarger, 13. Other talented students will perform. Afterwards there will be a karaoke party. For information or if you want to participate, call 844-2988 or send e-mail to

Art at Gardens and SunSpaces

   In celebration of the summer solstice, Gardens and SunSpaces Gallery in Duvall will present "Cool Heat," an art show guaranteed to amuse and delight those who love summer living. The show opens Thursday, June 24 from 4-9 p.m. Bill and Alene Bergman will provide live music and refreshments will be served.

Kindermusic summer camp

   Kindermusic, a musical summer camp for ages 1 1/2 to 4, their parent or caregiver, will meet for five weeks on Thursdays from 4-4:45 p.m. beginning July 1. Class fee is $95. Register by June 25 and receive $5 off. Class will be held at Sno-Valley's Duvall Family Center. To register, call Market Street Music at 828-9841.

Newcomer's Breakfast

   Valley General Hospital, located at 14701 179th SE, Monroe, is having a free Newcomer's Breakfast on Saturday, June 19 at 9 a.m. in Cafe Corner. If you are new to the community or to Valley General Hospital, join the hospital staff for a light, healthy breakfast and a tour. To register, call June Torre or Martha Dankers, Community Relations, at 360-794-1411.

Swing dance classes

   The swing dance revival that began in New York and San Francisco is about to hit Duvall. Matt Holzvecht and Jody Fleischmen, current NW Grand Champion Lindy Hop dance team, will conduct a four-week session of classes at the Cedarcrest High School gym on Tuesday evenings beginning June 22 from 7-9 p.m. One hour of instruction will be followed by one hour of practice time. Teens, adults, and seniors are all welcome. The four-hour class session is $40 per person. Send your check, along with your name, address, and phone number to: Left Foot Swing, P.O. Box 31527, Seattle, WA 98103. For more information, call Carolyn at 425-788-2983.

Friends of Youth classes

   Effective Parenting of 6-12-year-olds: A free 6-week parenting class. Learn mutual respect, positive discipline, and communication skills. Meets Thursday evenings beginning June 24-July 29, 7-9 p.m. in the Snoqualmie office. Call 392-6367 to register.
   Stress Management for Parents: This 4-week session will be a fun and active look at the stresses we face as parents and the importance of slowing down in order to enjoy the gift of parenting. Mondays beginning July 19, 7-8:30 in Carnation. Call 392-6367 to register.
   Clean and Sober Support Group: Free weekly group for ages 13-18 wanting to stay drug-free. Enroll for discussion, fun activities and field trips. Tuesdays, 3-4:30 p.m. beginning July 13 in Duvall. Call Libbie Green at 425-844-3090.

Activities at Duvall Children's Services

   Babysitter Course: Super Sitters Babysitting Course will be offered Thursday, July 1 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Duvall Family Center. Cost is $18; bring a sack lunch. Register at 788-7924.
   Summer Day Camp: Two weeks of summer camp will run July 12-16 and July 26-30 for children ages 3-6 years of age. Camp includes an a.m. session (10 a.m.-noon) and a p.m. session (1-3 p.m.) Cost per session is $40. Children can enroll for both sessions and stay for lunch hour for an additional $10 per week. Nature hikes, science activities, outdoor water play, creative arts and crafts, bubble fun, literature, and dramatic play and other exciting activities are planned to make this a great summer experience for young children. Discounts available for parent volunteers. Siblings receive $8 off per session when an older sibling is enrolled. Limited scholarships are available. First come, first served.
   Toddlin' Tuesdays: Children ages 3 and under and their parents can have lots of summer fun and get messy together. Beginning July 6 for 4 weeks, 10:30-11:30 a.m. $5 per child per week.
   Indoor Playground: The playground will operate Wednesdays and Fridays from 6-noon until June 25, then from 9:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Volunteers are needed. To register or volunteer, call 788-7924, or stop by the center at 15904 Main St. on Wednesdays, Thursdays, or Fridays from 9:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m.

Strength training for young soccer athletes

   A total soccer conditioning program is being offered at Total Health & Fitness in Carnation. Call 333-6246 for more information.

Farewell reception for Dr. Ernst

   Riverview School District will be hosting a farewell reception for Dr. Jack Ernst on Monday, June 21 from 3-5 p.m. in the Cherry Valley Elementary School library. All staff, students, and community members are welcome to attend as the district wishes Dr. Ernst the best as he takes over as Superintendent of Schools for Springfield, Missouri on July 1.

Wastemobile to visit Carnation

   The King County Solid Waste Division's traveling Household Wastemobile will visit the Snoqualmie Valley area for a two-week period beginning June 19. The Wastemobile will be in Carnation at Tolt Middle School, located 1/2 mile south of Carnation on the east side of Tolt Ave. (SR-203). The Wastemobile will be available to residents on June 19, 20, 24, 25, 26 and 27 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Child care training available

   Help is available for those who are considering becoming licensed child care providers. Children's Services of Sno-Valley is offering first aid and CPR training, child care basic training, and other information. Call Tamara Franklin at Children's Services of Sno-Valley at 425-888-2777, ext. 338. This project is made possible by the United Way of King County.

Carnation's July 4 needs volunteers

   The Carnation Fourth of July "Run for the Pies" Committee is looking for volunteers to help organize the races. The Committee needs a couple of people with experience with 10-key who can help log in the race participants, volunteers to man the registration booths, an official runner, and someone with a computer to help log the entries, prepare mailing labels, and communicate with the media. Call Paulette at 333-6246.

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 425-558-2459 from Fall City, Snoqualmie, or North Bend.