Northwest NEWS

August 9, 1999

Valley Special

Around the Valley

Outdoor burning banned

   Duvall-King County Fire District 45 has banned outdoor burning from July 16 to Oct. 1. Call the business office at 788-1625 for further information.

Riverview interim superintendent selected

   Riverview School District has announced that Dick Giger has accepted the position of interim superintendent for the coming school year. Giger retired from the Mercer Island School District on June 30. He is profiled in this week's issue of Riverviews.

Valley Providers meets

   Valley Providers will say good-bye to Joan Sharp, former Children's Services of Sno-Valley director, on Aug. 10, noon-1 p.m. at Frank's Restaurant, 33723 Redmond-Fall City Road.

Vacation Bible School in Fall City

   Vacation Bible School will be held at Fall City United Methodist Church on Aug. 10, 11, and 12 from 6-8 p.m. For more information, call Brenda at 222-6859.

Forum on natural gas in Carnation

   The public is invited to attend a forum sponsored by Puget Sound Energy on Thursday, Aug. 12, at 7 p.m. in the Sno-Valley Senior Center, 4610 Stephens Ave., Carnation. Representatives will be available to inform the citizens of Carnation about natural gas availability.

Outdoor sculpture exhibition

   "From the Ground Up," an outdoor sculpture exhibition, will run through Oct. 1 in the Snoqualmie Valley. For site access and directions, call 206-989-5518. The exhibition is organized by Brian Wallace, curator, Bellevue Art Museum, and Deborah Paine, Art Collection Administrator, Microsoft Corporation.

Learn about organic farming

   Reconnect with your roots by joining Seattle Tilth for a Saturday this summer spent working on an organic farm. The Working Weekends program, sponsored by Seattle Tilth, provides an opportunity for people to work on a local organic farm for a day. There is no charge. Locally, The Cabbage Ranch near Carnation will participate on Aug. 14. The goals of the project are to give participants the opportunity to visit local farms in order to reconnect with the source of our food, see different farming operations, and learn firsthand about the challenges and rewards of small-scale farming. To participate, call Rob Peterson at 206-633-5045 and leave your name, phone number, and address.

Threshing Bee and Antique Tractor Show

   Sky Valley Stock & Antique Tractor Club will celebrate their 11th annual Threshing Bee and Antique Tractor Show on Aug. 14 and 15. This year's feature tractor will be the Case. See operating machinery from yesteryear, including a hand tie hay press, hay loader, silage cutter, and round baler, as well as examples of horse-drawn equipment, stationary engines, and restored tractors. There will be tractor pulls, barrel races, hay rides, and demonstrations of oxen plowing and wheat threshing. Breakfast will be served from 8-10 a.m. and is $4 for all you can eat. Hours are 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday and Sunday at Frohning Farm, 19528 Tualco Loop Road in Monroe. For more information, call Ron Chew at 360-691-6223. Admission is $4 for adults, free for ages 12 and younger.

Carnation Citywide Garage Sale

   The Carnation Citywide Garage Sale, sponsored by the Chamber of Commerce, is set for Saturday, Aug. 14, from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Information can be obtained by calling Georgia White at 333-6895, or Becky Nixon at 844-9223.

Art in the Park in Monroe

   The 11th annual Art in the Park will be held Saturday, Aug. 21, from 10-7, and Sunday, Aug. 22, from 10-5 at Traveler's Park, corner of Highway 2 and Main Street (east end of town). Admission is free. There will be arts, crafts, gifts, food, entertainment, and a children's table. For information, call Joan Giese at 360-794-0364.