Northwest NEWS

February 28, 2000

Valley Special

Around the Valley

Groups against Treemont development meet

   A meeting of a coalition of two groups fighting the Treemont development--Friends Against Excessive Development and Neighbors Against Flooding--is set for Sunday, March 5, 4 p.m. at Jubilee Farms, on the Snoqualmie River Road, between Fall City and Carnation. The group claims the 194-home development will cause increased flooding, landslides, endanger salmon, and increase traffic. For information, call 425-222-6311 or 222-5333.

Better Babysitter Course for teens

   Interested teens are encouraged to sign up for the Better Babysitters Course at the Duvall Library on two Saturdays, March 18 and 25 from 1-4 p.m., where they will learn important babysitting skills, earn a certificate, and receive their own "Better Babysitter's Guidebook" to take along on babysitting jobs. Teens must attend both sessions to earn their certificate. This course is free to all teens 11 and up. Call 788-1173 to sign up.

School board retreat

   The Riverview School District Board of Directors will hold a retreat March 4 in the District Office Board Room from 8-5 to discuss the budget, Board policies, and the Six-year Capital Facilties Plan.

VRA meets

   The next meeting of the Valley Recreation Association will be on Monday, March 6, 6:30 p.m., at Tolt Congregational United Church of Christ. The location differs from the previous meeting place. The agenda will include a continued discussion of the marketing study the VRA commissioned, and setting a budget for the year. For further information, contact Jeff Spencer at

Taizé worship services

   Taizé worship services offer respite from a busy week. Monroe First Congregational United Church of Christ, 301 S. Lewis St., Monroe, will host Sunday evening worship services in the Taizé style beginning March 5, at 6:30 p.m. Taizé worship, originated at an ecumenical monastery in central France, uses chant, song, and silence as prayer. All are welcome. Those who wish to participate as a soloist, instrumentalist, reader, or worship leader, or have questions, please contact Bill Comfort at 425-513-8032.

Duvall Foundation for the Arts annual meeting

   The Duvall Foundation for the Arts will hold its annual general membership meeting on March 14, 8 p.m., in the Duvall Library Rose Room. Annual membership dues are $20 and new members and the public are welcome. Refreshments and a 7 p.m. meeting of the Duvall Arts Commission will precede the Foundation meeting. The Commission meeting is open to the public. For more information, call Houston Barclay at 425-788-1622, or Becky Chaney at 425-880-4220.

Life drawing sessions

   Life drawing sessions will be held on Wednesdays, 6:30-9:30 p.m. Drop-in fee is $8 or $20 per month. Call Laurie Peterson for directions at 425-788-6256.

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.

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.

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 are available from Betty Studer (425-333-4521; e-mail Music with a jazz beat will be provided by "18-Karat Swing." Tickets are $35 per person.