Northwest NEWS

April 24, 2000

Valley Special

Around the Valley

Elementary school Jazzercise

   A 4th and 5th grade Jr. Jazzercise Dance Exercise & Performance Team is forming at Stillwater Elementary beginning May 3. No previous dance experience is necessary. Jr. Jazzercise is a fun, non-competitive, dance exercise class designed to teach young people how to warm up and stretch their muscles, execute basic dance moves, and perform a choreographed demonstration routine. Practices will be held for 7 consecutive Wednesdays, beginning May 3 through June 14 at 3:30 p.m. in the Stillwater Elementary Gym. Cost is $31.50. Please call 425-785-8766 for a registration package.

Earth Day planting

   The Riverview PARADE homeschool program will host an Earth Day planting on the lot behind Carnation Elementary on Saturday, April 29, from 9 a.m. to noon. The goal is to remove noxious weeks and replace them with native plants. Everyone is welcome. Parents are coordinating the event.

LVYP April meeting cancelled

   The LVYP Advisory Group meeting for April has been cancelled. The next meeting will be May 23, 3:30 p.m. at the Duvall United Methodist Church.

Neck and shoulders yoga workshop

   Moonvalley Yoga at 3946 Tolt Ave. in Carnation is offering a neck and shoulders workshop on Saturday, April 29, 1-2:30 p.m. Call 333-5677 for information.

Irish and Scottish music at Pumps & Grinds

   Take a trip to Ireland and Scotland without leaving the Eastside on Saturday, April 29, when William and Alene (Bertman) and Susan Burke play traditional Celtic music at Pumps & Grinds Coffeehouse, 15614 Main St. NE, Duvall. Their performance will include lively jigs, reels, and airs, such as those popularized by Riverdance, and mellow original works by William and Alene from their 1999 CD, Dowry for Guitars.

Riverview budget meeting

   The Riverview Board of Directors invites students, staff, parents, and community members to the Tuesday, May 9, 7 p.m. board meeting for input into the 2000-2001 school year budget. This is an opportunity to offer suggestions before the budget is constructed. There will be budget hearings later in the school year, but the time to add input is now. The meeting will be held in the district boardroom. For more information, call 425-333-4115 or 4225-788-6610.

Substance Abuse Coalition meets

   The Snoqualmie Valley Substance Abuse Prevention Coalition will meet on May 8, 3 p.m., at Tolt Middle School in Carnation. A video on environmental prevention strategies will be shown and discussed. Coalition members will provide program updates. Interested community members are encouraged to attend. For more information, contact Ellen Kropp, Coordinator, Snoqualmie Valley Community Network, at 425-333-6614.

Safety and Education Fair

   Eastside Fire & Rescue, in cooperation with the Tri-Awareness Community Team and City of Sammamish Police Department, will be sponsoring a Safety and Education Fair on April 29, between 10 a.m. and 2 p.m., at Eastlake High School, located at 400 228th Ave. NE, Sammamish. The fair will focus on emergency preparedness in the community, giving anyone who attends information and hands-on skills.

Parenting the Young Child

   Parenting young children is joyful, exciting, and uplifting, and it can be one of the most exhausting, challenging, and frustrating tasks known to mankind! Learn to cope with the challenges and celebrate the joys of parenthood. "Parenting the Young Child," a free eight-week parenting class, starts Wednesday, May 3, 6:30-8 p.m., at Children's Services of Sno-Valley. The class is designed for parents of children ages birth-5 years old to learn positive discipline techniques, communication skills, child development, and self-care. Free on-site child care provided. Children's Services of Sno-Valley's Duvall Family Center is located on the corner of SR-203 and Woodinville-Duvall Road. Call 788-7924 to register.

Select soccer tryouts

   Snoqualmie Valley Youth Soccer Association will be holding tryouts on April 29, 10-11:30 a.m., and April 30 from 1-2:30 p.m. at Snoqualmie Elementary School for boys age groups Under 16 and Under 17 (born on or after August 1, 1983). Registration forms will be available at the field (parent required to sign) and they will need to bring their own water and a size 5 soccer ball.

Junior football and cheer registration

   Sno-Valley Vikings junior football and cheer squad registration for boys and girls ages 7-14 will take place on Saturday, May 6, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., at Carnation Fire Hall, and Saturday, May 13, 10-4, at North Bend Train Depot. For information, call 425-888-0583.

Civic Club seeks donations for plant sale

   Separating those perennials? Thinning that flowerbed? 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 dig those plants or pot those flowers for you. The annual Plant Sale will be held Saturday, May 13.