Northwest NEWS

March 20, 2000

Valley Special

Around the Valley

Food handler training and testing

   Training and testing to obtain a food handler's card will take place at the Carnation Multi-Service Center on Wednesday, March 29, at 3 p.m., or at the Mt. Si Senior Center at 6:30 p.m. Trainees should study the "Food and Beverage Worker's Book" available at school or the public libraries, arrive 30 minutes early to register and study, bring $8 cash to pay for the card, and if help is needed reading, writing, or interpreting the book or test, bring someone to assist. The book and test is offered in seven languages. Carnation Multi-Service Center is located at 31957 E. Commercial St. For directions, call 425-333-4163. Mt. Si Senior Center is located at 411 Main Ave. S., North Bend. Call 425-888-3434. For more information on other classes and sites, call the Health Department Hotline at 206-296-4791.

Brooke Pennock at Pumps & Grinds

   Singer/songwriter Brooke Pennock will perform at Pumps & Grinds coffehouse on Saturday, March 25. Dinner begins at 6:30; Brooke performs at 7:30. No cover. Pumps & Grinds is located next to Bank of America in Duvall. Call 425-844-2766.

Free storytelling workshop

   Start a new family tradition. Learn how to start telling and sharing stories with your preschooler at a workshop on Monday, March 27, from 2-3 p.m. at the Duvall Family Center, Children's Services of Sno-Valley, at the corner of Woodinville-Duvall Road and SR-203 at 15904 Main St. (788-7924). This free workshop uses an interactive approach to storytelling and is not a story reading time. Parents and their preschoolers ages 3-6 will participate in interactive group stories and play story games together. Since space is limited, please call Meg Robsahm at Eastside Literacy Council at 844-2459 or 558-2459 to register.

Plant a tree at Griffin Creek

   Help plant a tree to provide shade for salmon. King County needs volunteers on Saturday, March 25, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. to help "green" the banks of Griffin Creek and enhance salmon habitat. Planting native trees and shrubs along the banks of Griffin Creek, near NE 11th Street in Carnation, will expand a growing corridor of habitat from the Snoqualmie River to the creek's forest uplands. The shade from the plants keeps the water cool and controls erosion along this highly productive salmon stream. Wear old work clothes and sturdy shoes or boots. Dress appropriately for the weather, rain or shine. A parent or guardian must accompany volunteers under 16. To reserve a spot and get directions, call Bob Spencer, King County Department of Natural Resources, at 206-296-1951.

Prenatal classes at Moonvalley Yoga

   Moonvalley Yoga is offering ongoing prenatal classes Tuesday evenings at 5:30 and Thursday mornings at 9:45. Strengthen the uterus and pelvic muscles. Improve circulation, aid digestion, and exercise the spine. Yoga can alleviate many of the common aches and discomforts of pregnancy such as nausea, constipation, varicose veins, and back pain, including sciatica. Call 425-333-5677. Over 20 general yoga classes a week offered. Call 425-333-5677 for a schedule or to register for a free class.

St. Anthony Men's Club breakfast

   St. Anthony Men's Club smoked sausage breakfast will be held on Sunday, April 9, from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. at St. Anthony Church in Carnation. The public is invited. Donations only.

Civic Club seeks donations for plant sale

   Duvall Civic Club is seeking donations of plants, shrubs, trees, and flowers for its annual Plant Sale to benefit the Duvall Public Library. Donations can be made by calling Sue Juhre at 425-788-7965 or Meg Cochran at 425-788-3887. Civic Club members will be happy to pick up and (for seniors) dig up any plants to be donated to this worthy cause. Potting your donation is not necessary. The annual Plant Sale will be held Saturday, May 13.

Apply for King County Performance Network

   The King County Office of Cultural Resources has announced the availability of the new application for the King County Performance Network. Deadline for the 2000-2001 program is Friday, March 24. King County-based performing artists and arts organizations of all disciplines are invited to apply. Call 206-296-7580 for guidelines. Established in 1997, the network is a countywide venue for the performing arts and a national model of collaboration connecting artists and suburban communities. Eligible applicants must reside or be based in King County, and may include individual artists and ensembles or non-profit producing entities. Artistic disciplines may include dance, music, and theater, or interdisciplinary performance. Applicants selected for participation will tour from 3-5 venues throughout the County. For more information, visit the website at