Northwest NEWS

March 13, 2000

Valley Special

Around the Valley

Community proposals invited

   The Snoqualmie Valley Community Network is inviting individuals and groups to submit proposals for projects, events, and activities that will help build a stronger sense of community. Up to $10,000 will be disbursed. Proposals must be postmarked by March 17. For an application, call Ellen Kropp at 425-333-6614.

Open house on Fall City traffic safety

   The King County Road Services Division will hold an open house on Thursday, March 16, 7-9 p.m., at Chief Kanim Middle School to familiarize residents with a series of recommendations to improve pedestrian, traffic, and bicycle safety in the Fall City area. Projects ultimately identified by the community will then be eligible for funding, as it becomes available. The county currently has $250,000 available for pedestrian and safety improvements in the Fall City area. For information, call Mary Coltrane at 206-296-3724.

Parent support groups

   A solo parent support group meets every 1st and 3rd Thursday at Duvall Family Center, part of Children's Services of Sno-Valley, 6:30-8 p.m. Open discussion group focuses on challenges and joys facing single parents. Provides a support network in a safe environment where parents can share and learn from one another. It will include guest speakers and off-site recreational activities on occasion. To register, call 425-788-7924. Free on-site childcare is available.

   A grandparents-as-parents support group meets every 2nd and 4th Thursday at Duvall Family Center, from 6:30-8 p.m. Open discussion group focuses on challenges and joys of grandparents raising children. Provides a support network in a safe environment where grandparents can get information, ideas, and emotional support. To register, call 788-7924. Free on-site childcare is provided.

Retriever Club Kids Day

   The Whistling Wings Hunting Retriever Club is holding a Kids Day event on the afternoon of Saturday, April 1, near Duvall. Kids of elementary school age are invited to come learn about hunting retrievers (four different retriever breeds will be there) and have some fun and games. For more information, please call Bob Mearns at 425-788-1317, or Bob or Joan Fetty at 425-788-3142.

Forest and fish workshop

   King County is hosting a workshop to cover the topic of the Forest and Fish Agreement on Thursday, March 16, from 6-9 p.m. at the Mt. Si Senior Center, 411 Main Ave. S., in North Bend. There will be an open house from 6-6:30 p.m. The National Marine Fisheries Service and forest owners negotiated the agreement over the past few years to protect fish. Some of the major stakeholders will be present at the workshop to answer questions.

Monroe Parents of Multiples meets

   Monroe Parents of Multiples invites parents of twins and triplets to their meeting on Thursday, March 16, at 7 p.m. Call 360-794-6241 for directions.

Open mike at Pumps & Grinds

   There will be an open mike at Pumps & Grinds on Saturday, March 18, starting at 7:30 p.m. Performers sign in at 6:30 p.m. Dinner will be available. Pumps & Grinds is located next to Bank of America in Duvall. Call 425-844-2766.

Sno-Valley Seniors offer 'A Taste of Ireland'

   Wear your green and join Sno-Valley Seniors for "A Taste of Ireland," with corned beef and cabbage, red potatoes, biscuits, and Luck O' the Irish dessert at the Sno-Valley Senior Center Celebration on Friday, March 17th, at noon. A donation of $2.50 is asked per diner age 60 and over. Call (425) 333-4152, or come by 4610 Stephens Avenue, Carnation.

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.

Youth soccer tryouts

   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 Aug. 1, 1982 and July 31, 1989, and boys born between July 1, 1984 (this is a change from the previously-announced Aug. 1, 1983) and July 31, 1989. For more information about the program, visit the website at

Events at Valley General Hospital

   New Parent Connections, a class for new or expectant mothers, meets Monday, March 27, 6:30-7:30 p.m., with Kande Mellon, RN. Fee: $5. Toddlers Can Be Fun parents group meets March 27, 10:30-11:30 a.m., with Patty Fountain, RN, childcare specialist. Fee: $5. To register for either of these classes, call 360-794-1411. Valley General Hospital is located at 14701 - 179th SE, Monroe.