Northwest NEWS

February 21, 2000

Valley Special

Around the Valley

Free redbud trees

   Ten free redbud trees will be given to each person who joins The National Arbor Day Foundation in February. Send $10 to Ten Free Trees, National Arbor Day Foundation, 100 Arbor Avenue, Nebraska City, NE 68410 by Feb. 29.

Sno-Valley Senior activities

   March events at the Sno-Valley Senior Center in Carnation include a Windows 95 class, financial advice, pinochle club, and a new bridge club. Fitness programs include swimming to relieve arthritis, lifetime fitness, foot care, support groups, counseling, and TOPS. Away trips and special events will be the steak dinner on March 11, Village Theatre on March 18, Spirit of Puget Sound on March 22, movie and lunch on March 24, Tillicum Village on March 25, Ocean Shores on March 31, and St. Patrick's Day Luncheon and Dance on March 17. Tom Worley will sing on March 7 at 1 p.m. Call 425-333-4152 for information.

Swing dance classes

   Swing dance classes with George and Betsy will be held on five Friday evenings, starting on March 10 in the Carnation Elementary School multi-purpose room, with the exception of the March 10 class, which will be held in the Tolt multi-purpose room. Lessons will be from 7-8 p.m.; practice from 8-9 p.m. $40 per person for 5-week session; $35 if pre-registered by March 3. Call Betsy at 425-788-2337 or George at 425-888-2401 for an application.

Honeysuckle at Main Street Music

   The music group "Honeysuckle" and a special guest will perform on Friday, Feb. 25, from 7-9 p.m. at Main Street Music in Duvall. This is an evening you won't want to miss. Main Street Music is located above Coast to Coast in Duvall. Call 844-2988.

Snoqualmie Watershed Forum meets

   The Snoqualmie Watershed Forum will meet on Wednesday, March 1, 7 p.m., at the Snoqualmie Police Station on Douglas Avenue in Snoqualmie. Agenda items include policies regarding chinook salmon habitat, the Snoqualmie Watershed, and the Endangered Species Act. For more information, call Megan Smith, Snoqualmie Watershed Coordinator, at 206-296-8374, or toll-free by first calling 1-800-325-6165.

Open mike at Pumps & Grinds

   By popular demand, the open mike at Pumps & Grinds will be held again on Saturday, Feb. 26. Performers sign in at 6:15 p.m., with the show beginning at 7:30. Dinner will be available. Pumps & Grinds is located next to Bank of America in Duvall. Call 425-844-2766.

Snoqualmie Valley Women's Connection

   The next meeting of the Snoqualmie Valley Women's Connection will be held on Saturday, March 4, 8:30-11:30 a.m. at the Cherry Gardens Community Club on Cherry Valley Road, east of Duvall. There will be a potluck breakfast. Speaker Val Roney will address women's mental health issues. All women are invited.

Riverview community forum

   The Riverview School Board is holding a one-day community open forum on Saturday, April 1, to ask the community, "What are the issues and opportunities facing the Riverview School District in the next five years?" This is the beginning of a district-wide vision, mission, and goals process to determine the future direction of the district that will assist the Board in setting policy, adopting budgets, and selecting a new superintendent. Parents, businesses, students, and staff within the Valley community are invited to participate in a series of mini-sessions throughout the day on topics of interest. The April 1 community forum will be held from 8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m. at Tolt Middle School, located at 3740 Tolt Avenue in Carnation. A continental breakfast, lunch, and snacks will be provided. To reserve your place, call 425-333-4115 or 788-6601 by March 24.

Church dinner raises funds for scholarships

   Tolt Congregational United Church of Christ will hold a gourmet dinner on Sunday, March 5, at 6 p.m. to raise money for their scholarship fund. Tickets, which must be purchased in advance, are available from church member Betty Studer (425-333-4521; e-mail The gourmet dinner will be prepared by James Watson, the Bellevue Club's Executive Banquet Chef. He is planning a dinner mixing the flavors of the Caribbean and the Gulf of Mexico. Music with a jazz beat will be provided by "18 Karat Swing," featuring students from Mount Si High School, during the hors d'oeuvres. Tickets are $35 per person.

Youth soccer tryouts set

   Snoqualmie Valley Youth Soccer Association has set select soccer tryouts for March 18 and 19. The age groups will be as follows: Girls born between August 1, 1982 and July 31, 1989, and boys born between August 1, 1983 and July 31, 1989. Times and locations for individual age groups to be announced. ADP information night (to find out about the program) is March 6, 7 p.m. at Chief Kanim Middle School. For more information about the program, go to the website at

Mentor training

   Be a super-hero and mentor a youth. Friends of Youth is holding a Mentor Training in their Snoqualmie office, and if you want to make a positive influence on a young person's life, this is the thing for you. Friday, Feb. 25, 7-9 p.m. and Saturday, Feb. 26 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. (lunch included) is all it takes to save Metropolis, or at least the Valley, so come on, be one of the good guys. Call Lorry Kaye for more information at 788-6716.