Northwest NEWS

August 14, 2000

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Funk family reunion
   The Funk family reunion will be held this year on Saturday, Aug. 19, 11:30 a.m.-5 p.m. at Taylor Landing Boat Ramp Park in Duvall. Please bring a potluck dish to share, family genealogy information, old and new photos, camera and/or camcorder. For questions or if you would like to help, call Joanne Jasson at 510-535-1876.
   City-wide garage sale
   The Carnation Chamber of Commerce is hosting its 4th annual City-Wide Garage Sale on Saturday, Aug. 19, from 8 a.m.-4 p.m. The garage sale will be along Tolt Ave. As part of the sale, Swiftwater neighborhood is having their Community Garage Sale. Just follow the signs to Swiftwater. There will be wide variety of items. Come to Carnation, have lunch and enjoy the day. The Sno-Valley Senior Center, located at 4610 Stephens Ave., will host a Baked Food Sale & Potato Bash from noon-4 p.m.
   Sno-Valley prevention group meets
   The Snoqualmie Valley Substance Abuse Prevention Coalition will meet Aug. 21, 10 a.m. in the Snoqualmie Valley School District boardroom. The group will discuss at-risk behaviors among youth, as well as peer outreach strategies. The public is invited to attend this and future coalition meetings. For more information, call Ellen Kropp, Coordinator, Snoqualmie Valley Community Network at 425-333-6614.
   Tryouts for youth baseball
   Tryouts for the Valley Baseball Association, an East King County Sandy Koufax Baseball team, will be held at King County's Mariner Baseball Field in Carnation on Sunday, Sept. 10 from 3-6 p.m. and on Sunday, Sept. 17 from 3-6 p.m. Interested league age 14-year-olds for the year 2001 baseball season are invited to try out and should provide their name, address, telephone number, birthdate and positions played to Sbroui3044@AOL.COM or fax to 425-333-5059.
   Help build literacy
   Eastside Literacy Council is looking for volunteers interested in tutoring English speaking adults who need help with basic skills and/or GED preparation. Volunteers are also needed to teach English as a Second Language small groups in the Valley. A commitment of 3-4 hours a week is requested. Volunteers do not need previous teaching experience, since quality training and support are provided. Volunteers for Special Projects such as library/bookstore managment and outreach events and programming are also needed. Call 425-844-2459 or 425-558-2459.
   Tolt-Duvall historical societies plan picnic
   August 20 is the date for this year's annual potluck picnic scheduled jointly by the Tolt Historical Society and the Duvall Historical Society. Festivities will get underway at noon at Taylor Landing Park, located at the north end of Duvall alongside the Snoqualmie River. People interested in the history of the region are invited to join in the fun, which will last most of the afternoon. Bring your favorite snack, hot dish, salad or dessert‹also your own plates and cutlery.
   Poetry Slam at Pumps & Grinds
   Pumps & Grinds Coffeehouse, 15614 Main St. NE, Duvall, offers live entertainment on Saturday evenings. On Aug. 19, a teen Poetry Slam is scheduled from 6-7 p.m, followed by open mike with Cal Donnolley at 7:30 p.m. Call 844-2766.
   No Valley Provider meeting
   There will be no Valley Provider meeting in August. The next meeting will be Sept. 12.
   Senior potato bash rescheduled
   The Sno-Valley Senior Center Baked Potato Bash will be held on Aug. 19.
   Summertime lunches
   Get out of the kitchen and join friends and neighbors for summertime favorites at the Sno-Valley Senior Center weekdays at noon. Located at 4610 Stephens Ave. in Carnation, the center offers great meals at great prices. A donation of $2.50 is asked for if age 60+, if under 60, the cost of lunch is $4.65. Make your reservation by calling 425-333-4152 or come by. A program of Senior Services.
   Sno-Valley Senior Shuttle
   The Sno-Valley Senior Shuttle‹volunteer transportation service for seniors and people with disabilities‹is available Monday-Friday from 9-4. Those eligible can use the Senior Shuttle for rides to the Senior Center, grocery shopping, medical appointments and other local errands. All rides are free; however, donations are accepted. Call 425-333-4152.
   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 offers village life
   The English village faire, featuring old world crafts, knights in armor, minstrels and evening banquets is offering summer activities. Camlann is located on Stillwater Hill Road south of Duvall.The faire runs Saturdays and Sundays, July 15 to August 27 from 11:30 a.m. to 6 p.m. Admission is $5 for 12 and under, $9 adults and $5 for those over 60. Medieval banquets offer authentic dishes with trumpet fanfares, ceremonies and entertainment. Feast and festival is $39 each. Field trips have been available for students and adults since 1994, an educational presentation about life in medieval Europe.July feasts are Saturdays, July 15, 22 and 29. Banquets begin at 6 p.m. Seating by advance reservations only. 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. Many of them live in the Snoqualmie Valley. Eastside Literacy Council provides free one-on-one tutoring for adults who need help with reading, writing or math. Training for the GED test andEnglish 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 on how to change a life by helping someone with their literacy skills, please call 425-844-2459 or 425-558-2459.
   FarmLink help budding farmers
   Washington FarmLink is being developed to connect farmers who are planning to retire or transfer their property with people who are interested in owning or leasing places to farm. Suggestions and ideas are welcome. Call Shelly Glover at 206-224-4340, ext. 188 (toll-free 877-728-9453) or e-mail
   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. Will include guest speakers and off-site recreational activities on occasion. To register, call 425-788-7924. Free on-site childcare 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 provided.
   Riverview Education Foundation (REF) will meet the second Monday of each month at 7:00 pm in Carnation Elementary staff lounge (unless schools are closed). Meetings are open to the public. Call (425) 788-9389 or (425) 788-4274 for more information.
   Volunteer drivers needed
   Senior Services Volunteer Transportation Program needs volunteer drivers to help meet the growing transportation needs of seniors living in the Carnation, Fall City and Duvall areas. Volunteers use their own vehicles and choose the days, times and areas they wish to drive. Hours are flexible. Volunteers are reimbursed for mileage and parking expenses and are provided with supplemental liability insurance. To volunteer, call Cindy Zwart at 206-448-5740, 1-800-282-5815 or
   New menu at senior center
   Come have a delicious hot lunch at the Sno-Valley Senior Center in Carnation on weekdays at noon. The center is located at 4610 Stephens Ave. Lunches include special birthday and holiday meals and often are accompanied by programs and entertainment. A donation of $2.50 is asked for if age 60+; if under 60, the cost is $4.65. Reduced rates may apply to a younger family member. Make your reservations by calling 425-333-4152 or stop by. The new and improved menu offers many homemade favorites and contemporary combinations. A program of Senior Services.
   Events at Valley General Hospital in Monroe
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   € Toddlers can be Fun parents group meets the last Monday of every month (March 27, 10:30-11:30 a.m.) with Patty Fountain, RN, childcare specialist. Fee: $5.
   € Cancer Support Group will be meeting the first Tuesday of every month at 6:30 p.m. in the hospital's library.
   € To register for any of the above classes, call Community Relations at 360-794-1411.
   Valley General Hospital is located at 14701-179th SE, Monroe.
   Volunteer tutors needed
   Eastside Literacy Council is currently looking for volunteers to work with their adult students in the North Bend area. Classes are offered in English as a Second Language (ESL), GED, adult basic education and family literacy. Volunteers do not need prior teaching experience or knowledge of another language. Training, support and help in lesson planning is provided. There is a wide variety of volunteer options available, ranging in time commitment from once a month to twice a week. A one-year commitment is expected. This is an excellent opportunity to meet people from foreign lands, make new friends and strengthen your community. Call 425-558-2459.
   Friends of Youth classes
   € Become a Mentor: Make a difference in a child's life. Many youth in the Snoqualmie Valley are lacking positive adult role models. If you can give just two hours a week to help a middle school youth succeed, call Lorry Kaye at 788-6716.
   Teach English, improve lives
   Eastside Literacy Council is recruiting volunteer tutors to work with the adult English as a Second Language (ESL) students in the Snoqualmie Valley. It's an excellent opportunity to gain valuable teaching experience and meet people of different cultures. Eastside Literacy provides top-quality training, assistance with lesson-planning and plenty of volunteer teacher support. Classes are small, normally ranging from 5-10 people and last about two hours. A one-year commitment is requested. Knowledge of another language is not necessary and training workshops are provided. For information, call the Duvall office at 425-844-2459 or 558-2459 for Fall City or North Bend.