Northwest NEWS

April 3, 2000

Valley Special

Around the Valley

Poster designs focus on recycling

   King County Solid Waste Division invited students from the county's middle and high schools to submit poster designs that would encourage recycling and the proper use of recycling bins and illustrate the connection between personal actions and the health of the environment. Local grocery stores will display entries from their neighboring schools until April 18. Tolt Middle School entries will be displayed at QFC, 31722 Eugene Street in Carnation. For more information, call Greg Shiring at 206-296-4432.

Lunch at senior center

   Featured this week at the Sno-Valley Senior Center is Creole steak, pork and broccoli stir-fry, chicken parmesan, a favorite Salisbury steak, and fresh baked lasagna. Lunches include coffee, tea, and dessert, weekdays at noon at 4610 Stephens Ave. A donation of $2.50 is asked for age 60-plus; if under 60, the cost of lunch is $4.65. Call 425-333-4152 or just come by.

'Charles' at Pumps & Grinds

   The one and only "Charles" will be performing at Pumps & Grinds on Saturday, April 8, at 7 p.m. Come for a fabulous show and dinner. Call 425-844-2766; located next to Bank of America in Duvall.

Introduction to conga drums class

   Come try a bit of African and Latin rhythm with conga drums. Starting April 6, this 6-week course meets Thursday nights in Carnation, 7:30-9 p.m. Hand drumming is not only ancient and worldly, but a fun, accessible form of music. No experience necessary. Class fee is $60; instruments are provided by the instructor. Call for directions. Please call Lee at 425-333-4974 to reserve your space.

Health care forum

   The Snoqualmie Valley Community Network will host a forum on Health Care Issues in the Snoqualmie Valley on Tuesday, April 18, at 5:30 p.m. at Chief Kanim Middle School in Fall City.

Camlann Medieval Faire

   The English village faire, featuring Old World crafts, knights in armor, minstrels, and evening banquets, is beginning springtime activities. St. George's Feast is scheduled for April 23. For information, call 425-788-8624.

Help someone learn to read

   Volunteers are needed to help some of the estimated 43,000 adults on the Eastside who cannot read well enough to function in our society. Eastside Literacy Council provides free one-on-one tutoring for adults who need help with reading, writing, or math. Training for the GED test and English as a Second Language classes are also offered in all Valley communities. Volunteers will be trained and asked for at least a one-year commitment of 3-4 hours a week. For more information, call 425-844-2459 or 425-558-2459.

Friends of Youth classes

   Effective Parenting of Teens: A free 6-week parenting class for parents of youth ages 13 to 18. Learn mutual respect, positive discipline, and communication skills. Meets Mondays, 7-9 p.m., in the Snoqualmie office from April 17 through May 22. Call 425-392-6367 for registration and information.
   Strengthening Families: A free 4-week series of presentations for the parents of elementary age students. Childcare provided with advance notice. All sessions are 6:30-8 p.m. May 1: "Love and Limits" at Carnation Elementary; May 8: "Making House Rules" at Carnation Elementary; May 15: "Encouraging Good Behavior" at Cherry Valley Elementary; May 22: "Using Consequences" at Cherry Valley Elementary. Call 425-392-6367.

Snoqualmie Watershed Forum

   The Snoqualmie Watershed Forum will meet on Wednesday, April 5, at 7 p.m. in the Rose Room of the Duvall Library. The meeting will focus on recommendations for recovery of chinook salmon in the Snohomish Basin and their likely effects in the local Snoqualmie Watershed area. For more information, please contact Megan Smith, Snoqualmie Watershed Coordinator, at 206-296-8374. The number can also be reached toll-free by first dialing 1-800-325-6165.

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.