Northwest NEWS

May 15, 2000

Valley Special

Around the Valley

Head Start and ECEAP programs available

   Riverview School District has two free programs for families with young children. Head Start and ECEAP programs help children learn and grow by providing services to families with 3-to-4-year-olds that meet low-income qualifying guidelines. Some highlights are free part-day programs, and some full-day. Call 425-788-4756 or 425-333-4837.

Presentation on menopause

   "A Changing Time: Naturopathic Views on Menopause" will be presented by Duvall naturopath Robin Dipasquale on Monday, May 22, 7-8:30 p.m. in the Duvall Library Rose Room. This is the third of a three-part lecture series by Dr. Dipasquale on naturopathic approaches to health.

Open mike at Pumps & Grinds

   An open mike night, hosted by singer/songwriter and guitarist Cal Donnolley, is set for Saturday, May 20, 7:30 p.m. at Pumps & Grinds Coffeehouse, 15614 Main St. NE, Duvall.

Sno-Valley Seniors plant sale

   The Sno-Valley Senior Center in Carnation is holding their annual plant sale on June 2 and 3 from 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. A large variety of bedding plants, herbs, hanging baskets, vegetable plants, perennials, annuals, and miscellaneous items will be offered. A bake and soup sale will also be held in conjunction with the plant sale. All proceeds will go to support the Senior Center.

Back relief workshop and Tai Chi

   Moonvalley Yoga, at 3946 Tolt Ave. in Carnation, is offering a back relief workshop on Saturday, May 20, from 1-2 p.m. Learn to strengthen and support your back through a series of yoga postures specifically designed for healing the spine. Cost is $20. Tai Chi, the ancient Chinese form, is taught in six easy progressive steps beginning Sunday, May 21 through June 25, 7-8 p.m. Cost is $90 for the six-session series. To register or request a schedule of general, prenatal, or postnatal yoga classes, call 333-5677.

Ben Jones Memorial Golf Tournament

   The 2nd annual Ben Jones Golf Tournament will be held again this year at the beautiful Mt. Si Golf Course on July 14, starting with an 8 a.m. shotgun start. For a $50 entrance fee, which benefits the Sno-Valley Senior Center in Carnation, golfers have a chance to win a new Buick or other great prizes. The fee includes lunch à la golf cart and promises of a great time. Individual golfers and foursomes can sign up by calling Isabel at 425-333-4436. Community businesses can show senior support by sponsoring a hole. This tax-deductible $200 sponsorship fee comes with advertising.

Free storytelling workshop

   Learn how to start telling and sharing stories with your children at a free workshop on Monday, May 22, from 2-3 p.m. at the Duvall Family Center, Children's Services of Sno-Valley (Woodinville-Duvall Road and SR-203 at 15904 Main Street). Call 788-7924. This workshop uses an interactive approach to storytelling and is not a story reading time. Parents and their preschoolers ages 4-6 will participate in interactive group stories and play story games together. Call Meg Robsahm at Eastside Literacy Council at 844-2459 or 558-2459 to register.

Walk-A-Thon for new playground

   Fall City Elementary School will be having a Walk-A-Thon on Thursday, May 18, from 2:30-4:30 p.m., followed by a celebration barbecue. All funds raised go toward new playground equipment for the school and community. The PTSA's short range goal is to purchase a Big Toy-type playgym for the kids. The long-range goal is a new play area for the school and Fall City community.

Log house building seminar

   Skip Ellsworth will be conducting a two-day log home building seminar on the weekend of May 27 and 28. Skip has been holding these very popular classes for 26 years. A description of the seminar can be found on the Web at

Redefining workshops

   Redefining, a journaling and exploration workshop, is an ongoing weekly series held at Boxhill Farm Nursery, 14175 Carnation-Duvall Road, Duvall, on Wednesdays, 7:30-9:30 p.m. Price, $10. Enjoy an atmosphere of provocative discussion while journaling personal and unique perspectives of words used in everyday conversation. Call 425-844-1525.

Camlann Medieval Faire

   The English village faire, featuring Old World crafts, knights in armor, minstrels, and evening banquets, is beginning springtime activities. For information, call 425-788-8624.