Northwest NEWS

September 20, 1999

Valley Special

Around the Valley

Burn ban in effect

   The King County Fire Marshal's Office has issued a complete burn ban. This means no burning of any kind except for campfires and fires in the fire pit. For information, call Mike Absher, Fire Marshal for Eastside Fire & Rescue, at 425-392-3433.

Blood drive

   The Duvall Firefighters Association will be hosting the Puget Sound Blood Center on Monday, Oct. 4, from 2-8 p.m. (with a lunch break from 4-4:45) at the headquarters station of Fire District 45 on the corner of 1st Ave. and Stella. For more information or to schedule an appointment, contact Karyn Morehouse at 788-6764.

Blessing of the Animals

   All creatures are invited to a Blessing of the Animals, in honor of the feast of St. Francis of Assisi, on Saturday, Oct. 2, at 9:45 a.m. at St. Anthony Catholic Church, 31911 E. Blanche St., Carnation. Call Ellen at 333-4930 for information.

Brooke Pennock at Pumps & Grinds

   Brooke Pennock, local singer/songwriter and opener at the Lilith Fair, will be performing on Saturday, Sept. 25, from 7:30-9:30 p.m. at Pumps & Grinds Consignment & Coffee, located next to Seafirst Bank in Duvall. Call 844-2766 for information.

Hearing on I-695

   The city of Duvall will hold a public meeting on the budget and the potential effects on the city if Initiative-695 is passed, on Tuesday, Sept. 28, 6:30 p.m. at the Duvall Fire Hall. An overview of budget sources and allocations will be reviewed and there will be a discussion on what the city will do if there is less revenue. The Motor Vehicle Excise Tax revenue has provided the bulk of funding for transportation and public safety and the loss would mean that remaining revenues would have to be reallocated. Residents and business owners are encouraged to attend and provide their input into the spending priorities for Duvall for the year 2000.

Watershed Journey seminar

   Local residents have a unique opportunity to learn how they are connected to all living things within a watershed by attending a lecture entitled "Floods and Floodplains: More than Meets the Eye," on Wednesday, Sept. 29, from 6:30-9 p.m. at the Mount Si Senior Center, 411 Main Ave. S., North Bend. Reserve a space by calling 206-296-1951.

New at Chief Kanim fitness center

   The Chief Kanim Community Fitness Center in Fall City has a limited number of one-year memberships still available to the public. Current hours are M-F, 3-8 p.m.; and S-S, 8 a.m.-1 p.m. There is an early morning session on M-W-F from 6-7 a.m. An aerobics class on M-W evenings has also been added.

Free "Fun with Learning" workshop

   Looking for ways to make reading and writing fun? Come to a free workshop for parents and children grades 1-3 at Cherry Valley Elementary School Library on Tuesday, Sept. 28, from 6:30-8 p.m. Families will learn to enjoy reading and writing with games and activities. They will get a chance to practice learning games at the workshop and will take home a packet containing game instructions, book lists, and hints on how to help their children be successful in school. To register, call Eastside Literacy at 425-844-2459.

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. Register by Friday, Sept. 24. Cost is $18. Call 788-7924.

Sandy Koufax league tryouts

   Sandy Koufax league age 13-year-olds for the year 2000 baseball season are invited to try out at King County's Mariners Baseball Field in Carnation on Saturday, Sept. 25, from 3-6 p.m. and on Sunday, Sept. 26, from 2-5 p.m. Interested players should provide name, address, telephone number, birthdate, and positions played via e-mail to, or via fax to 333-6503.

Events at Valley General Hospital in Monroe

   First Time Parenting class, Monday, Sept. 27, from 6:30-7:30 p.m. in the Education Room. Fee $5. Physical Therapy & Rehabilitation Center open house will be held on Wednesday, Sept. 29, from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Free body composition and posture analysis, refreshments, and door prizes. Prostate screening will be held for men over 50 on Wednesday, Sept. 29, from 6-8 p.m. To register for any of these classes, call Community Relations at 360-794-1411. Valley General Hospital is located at 14701-179th SE, Monroe.