Northwest NEWS

Nember 13, 2000

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Around the Valley

Jazzercise for food bank
   Join in the fourth annual Thanksgiving morning Jazzercise class to benefit the food bank in Carnation. There is no charge to participate, just bring a food donation, either boxed or canned. The one-hour class begins at 9:30 a.m. on Thanksgiving, Nov. 23. Especially needed are canned fruits, macaroni and cheese and canned meals such as ravioli, chili and hearty soups. Call 425-785-8766 for further information. Carnation Jazzercise, 31903 Myrtle St., is located one block east of SR-203 in downtown. Turn at Gary's Magic Pro-Lube and continue about 1/2 block.
   Transportation planning meetings
   The Duvall Planning Commission will meet Nov. 16 and 21, 7 p.m. in the Rose Room of the Duvall Library to discuss the transportation plan, which includes the future of Main Street as a possible four-lane road.
   Elf workshop
   Stillwater Elementary is having their annual elf workshop on Saturday, Dec. 2, from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Crafts to make and take. Santa's secret shop with low priced items for kids to purchase for family and friends. Crafts for sale by local artists. Community welcome. Vendor registration/directions‹call 425-788-3638 or 425-788-5276.
   Holistic health center looking for providers
   A group of complementary and alternative medicine (CAM) providers is in the pre-leasing stage of opening a holistic health center in Duvall.
   There will be opportunities for other CAM providers in areas such as midwifery, naturopathy, massage, counseling, acupuncture and nutrition. For more information, call 425-785-2199, 788-9249 or 788-4909.
   Volunteers needed for holiday lighting
   The city of Duvall and the Duvall Chamber of Commerce need volunteers to help decorate the town or prepare holiday decorations between Nov. 13 and 22. Please call Alana McCoy at 425-788-3434, ext. 30. Donations to cover costs of decorations and lights may be sent to The Duvall Chamber of Commerce, P.O. Box 581, Duvall, WA 98019. Call 425-788-8384.
   Holiday work party
   There will be a Duvall holiday lighting work party at the Coy barn on Nov. 15 from noon-6 p.m. Please call Margie Coy for information at 788-3923.
   Care for and salvage native plants
   Dig up native plants from a site slated for development and then pot them up for use at a future restoration site on Saturday, Dec. 2, 9-4. Call 206-296-1923.
   Tree lighting in memory of Gil Wallace
   This year's Duvall Christmas Tree lighting ceremony will take place Nov. 22 at noon at the new tree in front of City Hall. Nov. 22 will also be "Gil Wallace Day" in memory of longtime resident and active community member Gil Wallace who recently passed away.
   Yoga instruction
   Moonvalley Yoga at 39591 E. Bird St. (behind Ixtapa) in Carnation, is now offering holiday gift certificates for workshops and ongoing classes. Enhance the health and well-being of a friend or loved one with a gift of yoga instruction.
   Over 20 classes a week include general Hatha Yoga, therapeutic, pre and post-natal and vinyasa. Call 333-5677 for a schedule or more information on the upcoming Holiday Restorative Workshop, Dec. 17.
   English as a Second Language (ESL) classes
   Duvall ESL beginning level classes are on Mondays from 6:30-8 p.m. and Wednesdays from 10-11:30 a.m. There is an advanced class on Saturdays from 8:30-10:30 a.m. All Duvall classes are held at the Eastside Literacy Office at 26320 NE Cherry St., basement level B-1. All classes are free. For more information, call Kati at 425-844-2459.
   Lunch with the Sno-Valley Seniors
   The Sno-Valley Seniors invited residents to have lunch at the center, prepared by Lisa Tschohl, weekdays at noon. The center is located at 4610 Stephens Ave., Carnation. Suggested donation of $2.50 if age 60-plus, or cost is $4.65 if under age 60. Call 425-333-4152 for reservations.
   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
   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.