Northwest NEWS

November 29, 1999

Valley Special

Around the Valley

Christmas in Carnation

   The Carnation Chamber of Commerce will be holding its annual Christmas in Carnation on Saturday, Dec. 4. Included will be the Craft Bazaar and Christmas Parade. The Craft Bazaar will be at the Carnation Multi-Service Center from 10-4. The Christmas Parade will start at 4:30 p.m.

Brooke Pennock with Mark & Matt to perform at Main Street Music

   Main Street Music will present Brooke Pennock with Mark & Matt live on the MSM stage, Sat., Dec. 4th, 7:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. Brooke's CD will be out soon.

Pictures with Santa

   The Duvall Civic Club's annual picture with Santa is on Sat., Dec. 4, 10 a.m. to noon and 2-4 p.m. at the Duvall Public Library. Cost is $3 per picture. A bake sale of holiday goodies and a raffle that could win you a dessert-a-month for one year is $1 per ticket. From noon-2 p.m., join in the Holiday Extravaganza Make-It-and-Take-It crafts for the whole family.

Cherry Gardens Christmas

   Cherry Gardens Community Club will host its 11th annual Christmas Potluck Dinner on Dec. 5 at 5 p.m. Bring canned goods or non-perishables to put in the basket for the Snoqualmie Valley Multi-Service Center. Santa will be there for pictures. The club is located on Kelly Road, east of Duvall. Need a place for your holiday party? Cherry Gardens Community Club has room for over 80 guests, tables and chairs for 40, tree, kitchen facilities, and affordable rates ($50-$150). Call 844-2422.

Choir Concert, Dec. 3

   The Snoqualmie Valley Community Choir, directed by Ryan Lewis, will present a free holiday concert at Cedarcrest High School on Friday, Dec. 3, 7 p.m. 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." The concert is sponsored by the Duvall Foundation for the Arts and the Duvall Arts Foundation.

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, 2 p.m. on Sunday, Dec. 5, at the old Milwaukee Depot. 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 in nominating a child should immediately request a nomination packet from his or her child's elementary school office. The forms must be returned to the school office by Friday, Dec. 17. No late nominations will be accepted. All nominated 1st-4th graders will be tested at Carnation Elementary School from 9:30-noon on Saturday, Jan. 8 and 22. Students must attend both test sessions. The goal for the Program for the Academically Talented is to support and provide appropriate academic challenge for students with extraordinary ability in reading, language arts or math. For information, call Sharon Gauthier at 788-6610 or 788-4842.

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.

Carnation holds old-fashioned holiday celebration

   The Carnation Chamber of Commerce will be holding their annual Christmas in Carnation on Saturday, Dec. 4, with a Craft Bazaar from 10-4 in the Sno-Valley Service Center, and a Christmas parade. Please bring canned food items for admission. Best decorating by a residence and business will be judged and prizes awarded. After the parade, join in the tree lighting tradition with hot chocolate and cookies provided by Nestlés' Training Center. Call Georgia White-Romaine at 333-6895 to reserve a table. The Christmas parade starts at 4:30 p.m. Call Becky Nixon for the parade at 844-9223.

Middle School Dance

   The T.A.F.T. (Teens Acting for Tomorrow) youth council, and Lower Valley Youth Programs are sponsoring a middle school dance, Friday, December 3, from 7:30-10:30 p.m. at the Carnation Multi-Service Center at 31959 E. Commercial. Cost is $2. Door prizes, dance contests, and learn the limbo will be included in the fun. Call Lower Valley Youth Programs at (425) 788-6716 for information.

Blues Jam at Pumps & Grinds

   Pumps & Grinds will sponsor an evening of the blues on Saturday, December 4. Jam with the piano, or just listen with friends. Pumps & Grinds is located next to Bank of America in Duvall. Call (425) 844-2766 for more information.

Community Holiday Dinner & Auction at Cedarcrest High

   Cedarcrest High School PTSA will hold the 1st Annual Community Holiday Dinner and Auction on December 11 at Cedarcrest High School from 5-9 p.m. "Putting On the Glitz" highlights include a fabulous dinner, portraits, holiday shopping, free child care (advance reservations strongly encouraged), live entertainment, and an exciting auction featuring hundreds of top-quality items to bid on. The goal is to raise $30,000; 50% to go to the individual grade levels for senior activities, and 50% to help with immediate needs of Cedarcrest programs. The event was designed to promote school and community spirit. For additional information, dinner reservations, or to make an auction donation, call Cedarcrest at (425) 788-7116, or Helen Mellor at (425) 788-8920.

YMCA indoor soccer in Duvall

   Registration for the 1999 Youth Indoor Soccer season is now being accepted at the Northshore YMCA. Leagues are open to boys and girls between the ages of 3 and grade 5. Parents are encouraged to participate as coaches, officials, committee members, and in other capacities, in addition to lending support to their child. For information, call Chris Bellecourt, Sports/Recreation Coordinator, at 425-485-9797, or drop by the Northshore YMCA.

Child care training available

   Help is available for those who are considering becoming licensed child care providers. Children's Services of Sno-Valley is offering first aid and CPR training, child care basic training, and other information. Call Tamara Franklin at Children's Services of Sno-Valley at 425-888-2777, ext. 338.

Learn English for free

   Eastside Literacy Council in Duvall is offering English as a Second Language (ESL) classes once a week in Woodinville, Duvall, and Fall City, and classes will be added soon in North Bend and Carnation. For more information, call Alex Valdes at 844-2459 or e-mail him at

Duvall chamber music group seeks members

   An opportunity has arisen for musicians in the Duvall area interested in playing chamber music to join a new group. Meet on alternative Wednesdays and be available for performances throughout the region. For information, call Myra Chaney at 425-880-4220.

Calling all writers

   Writers' Group in Duvall is looking for more interested writers to join their group, meeting bi-monthly on Wednesdays from 7-9 p.m. Call Brenda Skinner at 425-844-8274. Sponsored by the Duvall Arts Commission.