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October 9, 2000

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Fire District 45 informational meetings
   Public informational meetings regarding the $4.2 million fire district bond to be on the November ballot will be held by Duvall/King County Fire District 45 on Thursday, Oct. 12, 7 p.m. at the Lake Marcel Station, 10801 313 Ave. NE, Carnation, and Monday, Oct. 16, 7 p.m. at the Lake Margaret/Mtn. View Fire Station, 18005 Mt. View Rd., Duvall.
   Public safety meeting
   The community is encouraged to attend a meeting at the Duvall Fire Station on Oct. 19 at 7 p.m.
   Police, fire, public works and other city agencies will be speaking on: the forecast of severe weather this winter, community safety, disaster planning and cooperation of efforts. The fire hall is located at 15600 1st Ave. NE.
   New kids' wrestling club needs members
   Sno-River Wrestling is looking for little wrestlers from Monroe, Woodinville, Redmond, Duvall, Carnation, Fall City and North Bend. Sign-ups start Wednesday, Nov. 1 at 6 p.m. at Tolt Middle School in Carnation. Kids will be learning collegiate-style wrestling. Practices on Monday, Wednesday and Friday at Tolt Middle School. Coaches are also needed. For more information, call Barry at 333-6279 or Martin at 333-4380.
   Drug abuse prevention group meets
   The Snoqualmie Valley Substance Abuse Prevention Coalition will meet Oct. 26, 10 a.m. in the Riverview School District Board Room. A video describing Real Justice's Family Group conferencing techniques will be shown and the group will discuss plans for the upcoming training it will sponsor locally for school resource officers and others on this topic. 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.
   Board retreat planned
   The Riverview School District Board of Directors plans a board retreat on Saturday, Oct. 14 from 9-4 at the District Office Board Room. Topics include district strategic plan, budget priorities and board goals.
   Lower Valley Youth Program meeting
   The Lower Valley Youth Program Advisory Group will meet on Tuesday, Oct. 24, 3:30 p.m. at The Duvall Church. Please call Casey at 425-788-6716 if you have any questions or cannot attend.
   Baseball tryouts
   Valley Baseball Association is looking for year 2001 league age 14-year-olds interested in playing Sandy Koufax baseball. For more information, contact Steve Brouillette at 425-333-6503.
   Emmanuel Church meets in Rose Room
   Emmanuel Church will be singing the hymns of your choice. The church meets on Sunday at 10:30 a.m. in the Rose Room of the Duvall Library. Everyone is invited. For information, call Pastor Ken at 425-788-0512.
   Steak, chicken or fish dinner/pie auction
   A pie auction will be held at the Oct. 14 steak dinner at the Sno-Valley Senior Center in Carnation. Auctioneer George Magnochi will be auctioning off the pies in two sessions: at 4:30 and 6 p.m. All proceeds from the auction are designated for much-needed new kitchen equipment at the senior center. Come and join the seniors Oct. 14 for an evening of great food and home-made pies. If you would like to donate a pie contact Dawn Board at 333-4747. Please call the Sno-Valley Senior Center for your dinner reservation at 425-333-4152.
   Indoor playground open at Family Center
   Come in out of the cold! The playground at Duvall Family Center, geared for children age birth to five years old, is open most Wednesdays and Fridays from 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
   Parent volunteers are needed to donate one hour per month to greet parents and coordinate the setup and take-down of play equipment.
   The playground is located at 15904 Main St., Duvall, corner of SR-203 and Woodinville-Duvall Road. Call 425-788-7924.
   CD party at Pumps & Grinds
   Pumps & Grinds Coffeehouse, 15614 Main St. NE, Duvall (next to Bank of America), offers live entertainment 7-10 p.m. Saturdays. Oct. 14, John Manus Gallagher Band CD release party, serious and satirical acoustic folk. Call 844-2766 for information.
   Three Ravens Art & Stuff opening
   A grand opening celebration of Three Ravens‹Art & Stuff will be held Saturday, Oct. 14, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., upstairs at Gardens & SunSpaces Gallery in Duvall. Refreshments and music all day.
   Events at Valley General Hospital in Monroe
   € Breastfeeding class on Monday, Oct. 16, 7-8:30 p.m. Fee: $5.
   € Star Sitters, a babysitting class for boys and girls ages 11-14, Saturday, Oct. 14, 9-3 at the Snohomish Fire Station. Fee: $25.
   € Infant-child CPR, Monday, Oct. 16, 6-9 p.m. for daycare workers and parents. Fee: $15.
   € Girls and Goals, a class for mothers and daughters ages 11 and older, Monday, Oct. 16, 7-8:30 p.m. Learn how to use goal setting to help girls build confidence toward success. Fee: $5.
   € To register for any of the above classes, call Community Relations at 360-794-1411 or register on-line at
   Valley General Hospital is located at 14701-179th SE, Monroe.
   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.
   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.
   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.
   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.