Northwest NEWS

September 4, 2000


Around the Valley

Course on medicinal herbs
   Wonderfully Wild, a six-week class on medicinal herbs, will be held beginning Sept. 11, on Mondays and Tuesdays, 6-8:30 p.m. at Alexandra's River Inn, 4548 Tolt River Road, Carnation. Course cost is $60 and is designed for those in health care or the general public who wish to learn more about plants that grow locally in the area, learn what they are used for and how to gather them and prepare them to treat ailments or improve general health. As an additional bonus, participants may also attend three 4-hour field trips, dates to be arranged. Arthur Lee, author of Wonderfully Wild, is licensed to gather and manufacture natural medicines in Washington. A $25 required text will be purchased from the instructor. Bring dark glass medicine and oil bottles or purchase a $21 bottle kit.Call Trivia at 425-333-6000 to register.
   Strengthening Families class
   Learn to positively discipline your child, find out how to build a quality relationship with your child, learn problem solving skills, understand anger, learn to cope with challenges and celebrate the joys. "Strengthening Families," a free 8-week parenting class, starts Wednesday, Sept. 20, 6:30-8:30 p.m., offered by Children's Services of Sno-Valley at Duvall Family Center, corner of SR-203 and Woodinville-Duvall Rd. For parents of children 3-11. Free on-site childcare provided. Call 788-7924 to register.
   Blood drive
   Inspired by his younger brother's battle with leukemia, and the many transfusions he needed in his three years of chemo, Dean Runolfson has chosen to hold a blood drive at the LDS Church in Carnation, 32751 NE 45th Place, on Friday, Sept. 8, from 2-4:30 p.m. and from 5:15-8 p.m. Day care provided. Donors 16-17 years of age need written permission from their parents/guardians.
   Music at Pumps & Grinds
   Pumps & Grinds Coffeehouse, 15614 Main St. NE, Duvall (next to Bank of America), offers live entertainment 7:30- 10 p.m. Saturdays. On Sept. 9, Dave Press and Shelley Towers, jazz, blues and pop piano and vocals.
   Recycling collection/refrigerator roundup
   The last 2000 Special Recycling Collection Day in the Snoqualmie Valley will be Saturday, Sept. 16 at Mt. Si High School gymnasium parking lot from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Residents may drop off scrap metal, refrigerators and freezers, tires, car and truck batteries, used motor oil and filters, antifreeze, household goods, plastic plant pots and styrofoam. For questions, call the recycling coordinator at 788-1185 before loading.
   All-ages concert and open mike
   Cause for Applause in Monroe is an all-ages concert and open mike, held once a month at 824 Village Way in Monroe. On Saturday, Sept. 16, from 7-11 p.m., the concert portion will feature Kate Sroufe and Rob Folsom. For more information, call 360-793-2720 or email
   Friends of Youth class
   € Active Parenting of Teens: A free 6-week parenting class for parents of youth ages 13 to 18.Meets Monday evenings Sept. 18 through Oct. 23, 7-9 p.m. in the Snoqualmie office. Call 425-392-6367.
   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 should provide their name, address, telephone number and birthdate 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. For more information, call 425-844-2459 or 425-558-2459.
   Moonvalley Yoga moves
   Starting August 1, Moonvalley Yoga will be located at a new studio at 31951 East Bird St., behind the Ixtapa Mexican Restaurant. The new studio is right in town and offers more space for growing classes. To register or request a schedule of general, prenatal or postnatal yoga classes, call 333-5677.
   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.