Northwest NEWS

November 20, 2000

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Civic Club holds annual bazaar
   The Duvall Civic Club will hold their annual bazaar, bake sale and photos with Santa at the Duvall Library on Saturday, Dec. 2, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. The Civic Club benefits the Duvall Library, gives books to schools and makes a yearly scholarship award to a Cedarcrest graduate, along with other community service projects. In addition to the good food from the great bakers of Duvall and the fun Santa appearance, the Multi-Age elementary students in the Riverview School District "Eagle Rock" program will sell crafts. The class adopts a family for the holidays with proceeds from their efforts.
   Art opening in Duvall
   Pumps & Grinds Coffeehouse in Duvall presents "Digital Dreams - Digital Photographic Prints by Gary L. Jackson." Artist's reception Friday, Dec. 1, 6-8 p.m. Showing through Jan. 21 at Pumps & Grinds, 15614 Main St. Call (425) 844-2766.
   Lower Valley Youth Programs meets
   The Lower Valley Youth Programs Advisory Group will meet on Tuesday, Nov. 28, 3:30 p.m. in the Carnation Fire Hall. For information, call Casey at (425) 788-6716.
   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. Call (425) 785-8766 for further information. Carnation Jazzercise, 31903 Myrtle St., is located one block east of SR-203 in downtown.
   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.
   Sno-Valley North Little League registration
   Sno-Valley North Little League registration will be held Dec. 11, 6-9 p.m., and Dec. 12, 6-8 p.m., at the Carnation Fire Station, and Dec. 19 and 20, 6-9 p.m., at the Duvall Fire Station.
   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. Quality training and support are provided. For more information, call 425-844-2459 or 425-558-2459.
   Poetry/prose open mike at Pumps & Grinds
   A "poetry/prose open mike," hosted by the infamous Katherine Bond, is scheduled for Saturday, Nov. 25, 7:30-9:30 p.m., at Pumps & Grinds Coffeehouse, located at 15614 Main St. NE, Duvall (next to Bank of America).
   Call 844-2766 for information.
   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.