Northwest NEWS

January 24, 2000

Valley Special

Around the Valley

Teen job bank links Valley youths to businesses

   A Teen Job Bank is dedicated to helping the Valley's teens (ages 11-18) find employment. The Bank's goals are to provide job information referrals and job seeking skills for teens. The Job Bank will match teens with local businesses who need employees, or residents who need a helping hand. Interested youths and employers turn in applications to the Job Bank, which then advertises the job openings to the teens. Teens and companies may take part by calling 425-788-6716.

Multi-Age Program applications accepted

   The Riverview School District Alternative and Extended Learning Programs, K-12, is now accepting applications for the Eagle Rock K-5 Multi-Age Program. Applications may be obtained from any of the schools in the district or from the district office. A parent/community information meeting will be held on Thursday, Feb. 17, from 7-8:15 p.m. at the Multi-Age site, 29300 NE 150th, Duvall (just past Cedarcrest High School). The application deadline is March 6. Call 425-333-4115 or 788-6610, ext. 282.

Snoqualmie Valley Women's Connection

   The Snoqualmie Valley Women's Connection will meet on Feb. 5, 8:30 to 11:30 a.m., at Cherry Gardens Community Club for a potluck breakfast. There will be a jewelry and clothing exchange. This is a great way to meet women in the area. The club is located at the junction of Cherry Valley and Kelly roads about five miles east of Duvall.

VRA meets

   The Valley Recreation Association will receive and review the "marketing study" at their next meeting on Feb. 7, 6:30 p.m., at the Carnation Public Library. The marketing study will show if a pool and recreation center can support itself in the Lower Snoqualmie Valley. The public is welcome to attend. For more information, contact Jeff Spencer at 425-333-4254, or send e-mail to theVRA@hotmail.com.

New menu at senior center

   Come have a delicious hot lunch at the Sno-Valley Senior Center in Carnation on weekdays at noon. The center is located at 4610 Stephens Ave. Lunches include special birthday and holiday meals and often are accompanied by programs and entertainment. A donation of $2.50 is asked for if age 60 and up; if under 60, the cost is $4.65. Reduced rates may apply to a younger family member. Make your reservations by calling 425-333-4152 or stop by. The new and improved menu offers many homemade favorites and contemporary combinations. This is a program from Senior Services.

Charles Elliot at Pumps & Grinds

   Charles Elliot will be performing on Saturday, Jan. 29, 7:30-9:30 p.m., at Pumps & Grinds Coffee Shop. Out of the 1,800 songs he knows, there's bound to be something for everyone. Pumps & Grinds is located at 15614 Main St., Duvall. Call 844-2766.

Sno-Valley Community Choir resumes rehearsals

   No more Monday night football? Need something fun to do instead? Join the Snoqualmie Valley Community Choir. Rehearsals are every Monday, except for the first Monday of each month, 7 p.m. in the music room of Cedarcrest High School. The goal will be to present a concert in the spring. The choir is open to anyone looking forward to a chance to sing. Last fall, people from North Bend to Monroe participated, and the year culminated with a well-received concert in December. Ryan Lewis directs the choir and Becky Chaney is the accompanist. For information, call 788-6209.

Hear about traffic

   John Okamoto, Regional Director of Washington State Department of Transportation, will speak at the Duvall Chamber of Commerce meeting on Tuesday, Feb. 1, 12 noon, at the Duvall Fire Hall, on the subject of Highway 203 traffic. The public is welcome.