Northwest NEWS

November 22, 1999

Valley Special

Around the Valley

Choir schedules Dec. 3 concert

   People who enjoy choral and chamber music will want to mark Friday, Dec. 3, 7 p.m. on their calendars. On that night, the Snoqualmie Valley Community Choir, directed by Ryan Lewis, will present a holiday concert at Cedarcrest High School. Joining them in concert will be a violin, piano, and flute trio consisting of Susan Burke, Becky Chaney, and Lisa Sheets performing Johann Quantz's "Triosonatae." Among the numbers on the choir's program are such favorites as Leroy Anderson and Mitchell Parish's "Sleigh Ride," Vaughn Williams's "On Christmas Night," and M. Leontovich's "Carol of the Bells." There is no charge for this concert, which is sponsored by the Duvall Foundation for the Arts and the Duvall Arts Foundation.

Alkai Diggins and Karaoke Night

   Main Street Music will present Alkai Diggins on Friday, Nov. 26, from 7-9 p.m. to promote the band's CD, and a Karaoke Night on Saturday, Nov. 27, 7-9 p.m. Main Street Music is located above Coast to Coast in Duvall. Call 844-2988, or visit

Singer and songwriter at Pumps & Grinds

   Pumps & Grinds hosts Corvallis, Oregon songwriter Susan Peck on Saturday, Nov. 27, at 7 p.m. Susan has been singing and playing piano from Eugene to Portland, and has performed twice at the Northwest Folklife Festival. Susan's current solo project is eclectic cabaret. Pumps & Grinds is located in Duvall next to Bank of America. Call 844-2766.

VRA meeting

   The Valley Recreation Association will meet on Monday, Dec. 6, at 6:30 p.m. in the Carnation Public Library meeting room. Anyone interested in helping build a swimming pool and recreation center in the Lower Snoqualmie Valley is encouraged to attend.

Duvall Historical Society Christmas party Dec. 5

   Community members are invited to the Duvall Historical Society's annual potluck Christmas party, scheduled for 2 p.m. on Sunday, Dec. 5, at the old Milwaukee Depot. Here's a chance for newcomers and oldtimers alike to come together and share thoughts on life in Duvall. Built in 1912, the Depot served the community for decades, then fell into disrepair, but was purchased and restored by Historical Society member Ray Burhen.

Nominate students for PAT program

   Riverview School District's Program for the Academically Talented (PAT) is currently seeking nominations for the 2000-2001 school year. Anyone interested should immediately request a nomination packet from his or her child's elementary school office. The nomination forms need to be returned to the school office by Friday, Dec. 17. For information, call Sharon Gauthier at 788-6610 or 788-4842.

Thanksgiving jazzercise

   The third annual Thanksgiving morning Jazzercise class to benefit the Multi-Service Center's Food Bank in Carnation will begin at 9:30 a.m., Thursday, Nov. 25, at Carnation Jazzercise. There is no charge to participate--just bring a donation for the food bank. The community is invited to donate and workout before dinner. Especially needed for the food bank are canned fruits, macaroni and cheese, and canned meats such as ravioli, chili, and hearty soups. Call 425-785-8766 or 425-333-4163 for information. Carnation Jazzercise, 31903 Myrtle St., is located one block east of SR-203 in downtown Carnation.

Elves workshop

   A PTSA elves workshop is scheduled for Dec. 4 at Stillwater Elementary School. Vendors are needed; $10 per table. Call Diane Zak at 788-1646 or Tammy Kenney at 788-8018.

Artists, crafters, and parade participants needed

   The Carnation Chamber of Commerce will be holding their Annual Christmas in Carnation on Saturday, Dec. 4. Included will be the Craft Bazaar and Christmas Parade. Call Georgia White-Romaine at 333-6895 to reserve a table. Call Becky Nixon for parade interest at 844-9223.