Northwest NEWS

September 13, 1999

Valley Special

Around the Valley


   Sarah Suchower, pictured getting off a school bus in last week's Valley View, was misidentified in the caption. Sarah, 5, attends all-day kindergarten at Carnation Elementary.

United Way volunteers busy in Carnation

   CARNATION--United Way volunteers helped spruce up Carnation last Friday, working on a variety of projects in town. Ten volunteers from Merrill Lynch planted trees in MacDonald Park; 11 volunteers from Eddie Bauer painted, cleaned carpets, and did yard work at the Sno-Valley Senior Center; and 15 volunteers painted at the Multi-Service Center food bank. United Way's goal of this year is to raise $78 million to support the many health and human services agencies which are working to make people's lives better.

Autumn art show

   On Sept. 19, Gardens and SunSpaces Gallery opens its autumn show, "Worth Keeping," featuring the works of five local artists who, each in his specific way, honors the wisdom that some things need to be preserved. Duvall artist Wallace Wood salvages material from old fences, houses, and barns to construct treasure chests and boxes. Other artists include Kevin Pettelle from Sultan, Ed Pettelle from Kenmore, Felix Solomon from Bellingham, and Bob Blair from Seattle. The opening reception will be Sunday, Sept. 19, from 3-6 p.m. Artists will be present to meet the public. Refreshments will be served. The show runs Sept. 19 through Oct. 31 and may be viewed daily from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Karaoke night

   A full night dedicated to karaoke is set for Friday, Sept. 17, 7-9 p.m., at Main Street Music in Duvall. Those who have the courage to sing in front of everyone will get a prize. Main Street Music is located above the Coast to Coast store. Call 844-2988.

Music after Woodstack

   Alkai Diggins and 10 Fold bands will be performing in Duvall on Saturday, Sept. 18, from 7-9 p.m. after Woodstack. Alkai Diggins band members are Dan Hirata, Ryan Price, Justin Atkinson, J.R. Stewart, and Ashley Major. 10 Fold band members include Zach Stokes, Anson Gessel, Ryan Mathews, and Jessie Brasch. The location of the performances is still in the works. CDs will also be sold that night. Call Main Street Music for more information at 844-2988 or visit their website at Look for flyers all over town.

Bluegrass jam

   Come on down to Pumps and Grinds Consignment & Coffee for a foot stompin' acoustic bluegrass jam hosted by Susan Burke on Saturday, Sept. 18, at 7:30 p.m. Located next to Seafirst Bank in Duvall. Call 844-2766 for more information.

Super Sitters babysitting course

   Super Sitters basic babysitting course will be taught Saturday, Oct. 2, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Duvall Family Center. This course is taught by experienced, qualified Overlake Hospital Medical Center instructors and is designed to train young people, ages 11-17, in basic babysitting skills, safety, and infant/child care. Those completing the course will be better prepared to provide a safer, more effective, and positive babysitting experience. Register by Friday, Sept. 24. Cost is $18. Call 788-7924.

Pie bakers needed

   Baked pies are needed for the Sno-Valley Seniors pie auction to be held at the steak dinner Nov. 13. Proceeds from the auction are designated for a much-needed new double range-oven for the senior center in Carnation. Donators of pies should call Dawn Board at 333-4101 or 333-4747 by Nov. 10. An aggressive goal of 100 pies needs to be met to keep auctioneer George Magnochi happily surrounded by pies for the evening.

Indoor playground calendar

   The indoor playground at the Duvall Family Center will be open every Wednesday and Friday from 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. for children under five and their parents or caregiver. The Playground is a cooperative effort where parents and children work together to set up and clean up toys. Cost $1 per child. The center is located at the intersection of SR-203 and W-D Road. Call 788-7924.

Riverview Pony baseball tryouts

   The Riverview Pony Baseball Association will be holding tryouts for the 2000 baseball season for 13-16-year-old males. The Association covers the area from Carnation to Duvall. The Pony team, for ages 13 and 14, will hold tryouts Sept. 18 from noon to 3 p.m. and Sept. 19 from 3-6 p.m. All tryouts will be held at MacDonald Park in Carnation. Send e-mail to, or fax to 425-333-4721 for information.

Sandy Koufax league tryouts

   Sandy Koufax league age 13-year-olds for the year 2000 baseball season are invited to try out for a newly-formed team at King County's Mariner Baseball Field in Carnation on Saturday, Sept. 25, from 3-6 p.m. and on Sunday, Sept. 26, from 2-5 p.m. Mortgage Mart and Unique Environments have formed the Valley Baseball Association. Matt Sanelli is the team's manager. Interested players should provide name, address, telephone number, birthdate and positions played via e-mail to or fax to 333-6503.

Classes at Valley General Hospital in Monroe

   To register for any of the above classes, call Community Relations at 360-794-1411. Valley General Hospital is located at 14701 - 179th SE, Monroe.

Moms in Touch International meets

   Moms in Touch International, groups of moms who meet weekly for one hour to pray for their children and schools, is beginning again in the Valley. Moms in Touch is for all moms, whether they have children in public school or Christian schools, homeschools, or have college/adult children or grandchildren. For further information in the Riverview School District, call Jeanne at 333-4732.