Northwest NEWS

December 11, 2000

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Friends of Youth Giving Tree
   Help make the holidays a meaningful time for those who need it most. Frends of Youth is sponsoring a giving tree decorated with holiday wishes from area children. Those who would like to purchase a gift for a child may call Angie at (425) 788-6716.
  
   Nativity on the Square ‹ a Christmas comedy
   The Duvall Church invites the community to enjoy the heartwarming theatrical production of "Nativity on the Square." In this delightful Christmas comedy, a department store nativity scene comes to life to attempt to discover the true meaning of Christmas. Performances are on Thursday, Dec. 14; Friday, Dec. 15 and Saturday, Dec. 16 at 7:30 p.m. at the Duvall Church on the corner of Main and Stella. All performances are free. For more information, call (425) 788-1010.
  
   Free children's concert
   A free children's concert featuring award-winning Alleyoop is set for Friday, Dec. 15, 10:30-11:30 a.m. at the Duvall Family Center, 15904 Main Street, Duvall. Alleyoop entertains with music, storytelling, singing, puppetry and pure silliness. Drinks and snacks will be provided. Additional contributions of holiday treats are greatly appreciated. The indoor playground will remain open before and after the performance. Call 788-7924 for information. Co-sponsored by King County Park System.
  
   Christmas presentation
   Stillwater Hill Community Church presents "A Simple Christmas" presentation on Sunday, Dec. 17 at 10:45 a.m. Nursery is provided.
  
   Pumps & Grinds CD release party
   Pumps & Grinds is releasing a CD called "Down at the Pumps & Grinds." Snoqualmie Valley artists have come together on this project and have produced a truly original CD. There will be a celebration on Friday, Dec. 15, starting at 7:30 p.m. Pumps & Grinds Coffeehouse is located at 15614 Main St. NE, Duvall (next to Bank of America). Call 844-2766 for information.
  
   Yoga instruction
   Moonvalley Yoga at 39591 E. Bird St. (behind Ixtapa) in Carnation, is now offering holiday gift certificates for workshops and classes. Call 333-5677 for a schedule or info on the Dec. 17 Holiday Restorative Workshop.
  
   English as a Second Language 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. Call 844-2459.
  
   Little League registration
   Sno-Valley North Little League registration will be held Dec. 19 and 20, 6-9 p.m. at the Duvall Fire Station.
  
   Have lunch with the Sno-Valley Seniors
   Residents are invited to have lunch at the Sno-Valley Senior Center 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.
  
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   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.
  
   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.