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October 23, 2000

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Cherry Valley quarry open meeting
   Friends of Cherry Valley will hold an open meeting at the Cherry Gardens Community Club on Wednesday, Oct. 25 at 7 p.m. This meeting will bring everyone up to date on what has taken place so far with the proposed quarry and will discuss what the next steps will be. Questions from the audience are encouraged.
   Sno-Valley Seniors celebrate 25 years
   On Saturday, Nov. 4, from 6-10 p.m., the Snoqualmie Valley community will celebrate the 25th anniversary of the Sno-Valley Senior Center. The event will be held at Carnation Elementary School and will include a prime rib or salmon dinner and musical entertainment followed by a mini-auction. Call 333-4152 for reservations.
   Pottery Extravaganza
   Terra Nova Studio presents its annual Pottery Extravaganza on Saturday, Nov. 4 from 10 a.m.-5 p.m., upstairs at Fit Happens, 26401 NE Richardson, Duvall (above Charlie's Pizza). Offering a wide range of handmade, functional and artistic pottery by local artists Julie Duguay, Monika Glover, Jill Giuliani, Carol Gould, Mary Lou Johnson, Melainie Pollon and Laura Romanelli.
   Trick or Treat in Swiftwater
   Swiftwater will close its streets again for Halloween and be accessible only to residents and visitors. For the safety of children, parents are requested to walk with their children and not drive. Visitors are welcome to come and trick or treat. Parking is on Entwistle and Tolt River Road.
   Open house at fire station
   Duvall Fire District 45 will host an open house/safety fair on Saturday, Oct. 28, 10-4 at the downtown station. It will include equipment displays, demonstrations, tours, home safety classes and information on how to become a volunteer firefighter.
   Bingo in Carnation
   Play Bingo on Tuesdays and Thursdays, 6:45 p.m. at the American Legion, 31957 E. Commercial St., Carnation.
   Special service for departing church pastor
   Sunday, Oct. 29 at Duvall Hope Christian Assembly, will be Pastor Layne Bresler's last service. Come and say "Thank you and God Bless" to Layne and his family. Services are held at Duvall Highlands Mobile Home clubhouse from 11 a.m. to 12 noon.
   Rock bands to play at Cedarcrest
   "Roundabout," a rock band made up of young, local musicians, will headline a benefit concert at Cedarcrest High School on Saturday, Oct. 28 at 7 p.m. The concert will benefit the RHYTHM music program at Cedarcrest. Also appearing will be "The Burbanks" and "Misled Youth." Tickets are $8 and are available at Cedarcrest High School through Devin Bazemore and at PK Variety Store in downtown Carnation near QFC.
   Snoqualmie Valley Women's Connection
   The Snoqualmie Valley Women's Connection will meet for their monthly potluck breakfast on Saturday, Nov. 4, 8:30 a.m. at Cherry Gardens Community Club, intersection of Kelly and Cherry Valley Roads, east of Duvall. Following breakfast, at 10 a.m., the club will hold its 3rd annual arts and crafts fair, featuring arts and crafts of Snoqualmie Valley women. For free booth space, call 788-2394 or 788-1202.
   Wonderfully Wild class
   New Wonderfully Wild class starts Nov. 6, Mondays and Tuesdays, 6-8:30 p.m. for 6 weeks at Alexandra's River Inn, 4548 Tolt River Road, Carnation. Course cost $60. 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 and prepare them to treat ailments or improve general health. Call 425-333-6000 to register.
   Free trick or treat bags and safety info
   The Carnation Police Department and Eastside Fire will will be traveling around town on Saturday, Oct. 28 between the hours of 12-2 p.m. offering bags and safety tips.
   Teacher duo at Pumps & Grinds
   Pumps & Grinds Coffeehouse, 15614 Main St. NE, Duvall (next to Bank of America), offers live entertainment Saturday evenings. On Oct. 28, 7:30-9:30 p.m., Struttin' With Some Barbecue, a local duo comprised of two teachers from Duvall and Everett, will be the featured act. The multi-instrumentalists perform an eclectic variety of styles, including swing, singer-songwriter, folk and country. Theirs is a primarily acoustic-based music which features both Lyn Jackson and Rob Storrs on lead vocal duties. Call 844-2766 for information.
   Classes at Moonvalley Yoga
   Moonvalley Yoga at 31591 Tolt Ave. in Carnation (behind Ixtapa) presents a fun evening of yoga for pregnant women and their partners on Friday, Nov. 3 at 7 p.m. Couples learn poses that strengthen specific muscles needed for a healthy labor and birth.
   Learn to work together on the ultimate date. No prevous yoga experience necessary. Call 333-5677 for the new fall schedule.
   Friends of Youth classes
   € Become a Mentor: Make a difference in a child's life. Many youth are lacking positive adult role models. Anyone who can give two hours a week to help a middle school youth succeed may call Casey Wittman at 425-788-6716.
   Classes at Valley General Hospital in Monroe
   € Choosing and Using a Car Seat, Tuesday, Oct. 24, 6-7 p.m. Free.
   € Sibling Preparation, Saturday, Oct. 21, 9:30-11 a.m. Prepare for new baby. Fee. $5/family.
   € Childbirth Preparation class, Wednesday evenings, Oct. 11-Nov. 29. Fee: $70. Medical coupons accepted.
   € First Aid-CPR class, Saturday, Oct. 21, 8 a.m.-4 p.m. Fee: $45.
   € Parent Connections group for parents of infants, Monday, Oct. 23, 7-8:30 p.m. With Kande Mellon, R.N.Fee: $5.
   € Living with Fibromyalgia, Thursday, Oct. 26, 7-8:30 p.m. Fee: $5.
   € Toddlers Can Be Fun, Monday, Oct. 30, 10:30-11:30 a.m. in the Café Corner. This month's meeting will focus on nutrition for toddlers. With Patty Fountain, R.N. 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.