Northwest NEWS

July 5, 1999

Valley Special

Around the Valley

Lavender Weekend at The Herbfarm

   Experience the relaxing essence of lavender, sip lavender lemonade, and taste wonderful lavender cookies during Lavender Weekend at The Herbfarm in Fall City, July 10 and 11. Learn how to grow and use dozens of lavenders. Stroll through the gardens and see lavender in bloom. Relax and enjoy music in the gardens.

Brooke Pennock at Main Street Music

   Main Street Music will offer the music of Brooke Pennock, live on the MSM Stage, on Saturday, July 10, from 4-6 p.m. Born and raised in the country side of the Northwest, Brooke's earlier venues were primarily bonfires and picnics, but over the last five years, she's been playing in local coffee shops, bakeries, bookstores, and ale houses. Her unique blend of soul and folk, performed with soft yet striking vocals and simple acoustic guitar is the perfect accompaniment to a cup of java or a pint of pale ale. Main Street Music is located in Duvall behind Coast to Coast.

Valley Providers

   Valley Providers will meet July 13, noon-1 p.m. at Frank's Restaurant, 33723 Redmond-Fall City Road. No speaker is scheduled.

'ISAAC' at Sassy Sisters

   On Saturday, July 10 at 7 p.m., singer/songwriter "ISAAC" will play at Sassy Sisters Consignment & Coffee, located next to Seafirst Bank in Duvall. Call 844-2766.

Preschool workshops

   Parents will have an opportunity to learn how to prepare their children for school at two July workshops at the Duvall Family Center of Children's Services of Sno-Valley. In these workshops, parents and children will have fun with games and activities that will improve skills needed to learn to read and write. These workshops are open to parents and children ages 4 and 5 and are set for Wednesday, July 14 from 6:30-7:30 p.m. and Thursday, July 29 from 3:30-4:30 p.m. Please register by calling Eastside Literacy at 844-2459.

Free summer drama workshop

   Unexpected Productions Ensemble presents an Afternoon at the Improv! Valley youth ages 12 to 18 are invited to take part in an afternoon of performance and improvisation at a workshop on Saturday, July 10 from noon to 2 p.m. at the Sno-Valley Multi-purpose Center in the Youth Center building in Carnation. Presented by the King County Carnation Library and Lower Valley Youth Programs. Call 788-6716 or 333-4398 for more information or to let them know you will be attending.

Snoqualmie Valley Women's Connection

   The Snoqualmie Valley Women's Connection will meet July 10, from 8:30-11 at Cherry Gardens Community Club. A potluck breakfast will be followed by a brainstorming session on the Annual Women's Festival. New ideas are welcome.

Football registration

   Due to higher than average player interest in junior football this season, the Sno-Valley Junior Football Association has extended its registration to include a senior division team. To qualify for this level, players (girls and boys) must be 12 to 14 years of age with no weight restriction or 15 years of age weighing no more than 125 pounds. As with all Sno-Valley Viking teams, every player will play regardless of his or her ability. The Vikings teams will play games throughout the Eastside. The first practice of the 1999 season will be held on August 16. For further information, call Lyle Diediker at 425-333-6252.

Classes at Valley General Hospital in Monroe

   Infant Massage is being held on Thursday, July 8 from 7-8:30 p.m. Fee $15. Star Sitters, a babysitting class for boys and girls ages 11-14 is set for Saturday, July 10 from 9-3. Fee $25. 55 Alive, a driving class for seniors, will be held on July 12-13 from 9-1. Fee $8. Infant/child CPR is set for Monday, July 19 from 6-9 p.m. Fee $10. First Aid will be taught on Saturday, July 17 from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Fee $45. To register for any of these classes, call June Torre or Martha Dankers at 360-794-1411.

Activities at Duvall Children's Services

   Summer Day Camp: Summer camp will run July 12-16, July 19-23 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 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.

Car Wash fundraiser

   TJ Tap Troupe will be having a car wash at the Valley Community Bank parking lot on July 10 from 1-4 p.m. The fundraiser is being held to help finance a trip to Las Vegas in July for the National "Rainbow Connection" dance competition.