Northwest NEWS

October 18, 1999

Valley Special

Around the Valley

Nominations accepted for Duvall Citizen of the Year

   Nominations are now being accepted by the Duvall Chamber of Commerce for the 1999 Duvall Citizen of the Year. Nominations must be in writing and either mailed to the Chamber at P.O. Box 581, Duvall, WA 98019, or given to a Chamber officer. For information regarding the criteria, please contact Margie Coy at 844-9027.

Boot Scootin' Benefit on Saturday

   CARNATION--The fifth annual "Boot Scootin' Community Benefit" will be held on Saturday, Oct. 23, from 6 to 9 p.m. at the Carnation Elementary School (Tolt Avenue and Morrison Street). The event is sponsored by the Tolt Congregational United Church of Christ. The evening includes a chicken dinner, games for children, live music and entertainment, and both a silent and a live auction.

Teen job bank links Valley youths to businesses

   Lower Valley Youth Programs is announcing a program designed to help the Lower Valley teens--the Teen Job Bank. The Job Bank is dedicated to helping the Valley's teens (ages 11-18) find employment. Teens may apply by calling 425-788-6716 and leaving their name, age, phone number, and address.

VRA to meet

   The next meeting of the directors of the Valley Recreation Association will be on Tuesday, Nov. 2, 6:30 p.m. in the Carnation Public Library meeting room. The public is welcome to attend. The VRA is seeking to build a swimming pool and recreation center in the Lower Snoqualmie Valley. For more information, call Jeff Spencer at 333-4254.

Main Street Music events

   On Saturday, Oct. 23, 10 Fold "Un-Plugged" will perform at 7 p.m. at Main Street Music in Duvall. On Halloween night, Sunday, Oct. 31, Main Street Music will host Karaoke from 7-9 p.m. Dress up as your favorite singers. Best costume wins a new CD. Come for Trick or Treat at the store from 5-7 p.m. Lots of treats. Main Street Music is located above Coast to Coast. Call 844-2988.

Drainage and water quality to be discussed

   The King County Department of Natural Resources will present the Rural Drainage and Water Quality Proposal (part of the county's proposed budget) on Wednesday, Oct. 20, from 7-9 p.m. at Tolt Middle School. For information, call Susan Oxholm at 206-296-1984.

Carnation Elementary dedication

   The remodeled 1960 wing of Carnation Elementary, now known as the "Millennium Wing," will be dedicated on Thursday, Oct. 21, 7 p.m. in the multi-purpose room. Refreshments courtesy of the PTSA. For information, call 333-4103.

Guitar duo at Pumps & Grinds

   Guitar duo William and Alene Bertman will perform with Susan Burke on Oct. 30 at Pumps & Grinds coffeehouse in Duvall. Together they weave original and traditional tunes from Scotland, Cape Breton, and Ireland. William and Alene recently released their CD called A Dowry of Guitars and will join with Scottish/Cape Breton fiddler Susan Burke beginning at 7:30 p.m. Pumps & Grinds is located next to Bank of America. No cover. Call 844-2766.

Free 'Fun with Learning' workshop

   Looking for ways to make reading and writing fun? Come to a free workshop at the North Bend Library on Tuesday, Oct. 26, from 6:30-8 p.m. Families will learn how to enjoy reading and writing with games and activities. This free workshop is for parents and children grades 1-3. To register, call Eastside Literacy at 425-558-2459.

Snoqualmie Valley Women's Connection

   The Snoqualmie Valley Women's Connection will meet on Nov. 6, 8:30-11:30 a.m., at Cherry Gardens Community Club on Kelly Road east of Duvall for a potluck breakfast and arts and crafts holiday sale. Newcomers welcome. Call 788-1202.

Holiday lighting party

   Those interested in helping with this year's Duvall holiday lighting are asked to contact Margie Coy at 844-9027. The first work party is scheduled for Tuesday, Nov. 16, at 9 a.m. in the Coy barn on Cherry Valley Road. The hanging of the decorations will take place on Friday, Nov. 19, and volunteers are asked to meet at City Hall at 9 a.m. Any and all help is appreciated.

Events at Valley General Hospital in Monroe

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