Northwest NEWS

December 18, 2000

Events

Community Calendar

MEETINGS
   Sammamish Valley Grange, Dec. 20, 7:30pm, 140th NE at Hollywood: 483-3200.
   Woodinville Historical Society, Dec. 21, 7:30pm, Towne Bank: 483-8270.
   Upper Bear Creek Community Council, Dec. 26, 7:30pm, Woodinville Water District: 788-5841.
   Woodinville Lions Club, Dec. 26, 19008 168th NE: 483-2693.
   Duvall City Council, 2nd and 4th Thursdays, 7pm, Library Rose Room: 425-788-8384.
   Lake City Toastmasters, Thursdays, 7:30am, Cocoa's Restaurant in Lake Forest Park: 425-823-2674.
   Kenmore City Council, Mondays, 7pm, Northshore Utility District Headquarters: 425-398-8900.
   Woodinville City Council, 1st 3 Mondays of every month, 6:30pm, Sorenson School, next meeting, Jan. 8: 425-489-2700.
   Eastside Business Network, Wednesdays, 7:30am, Blimpie Subs and Salads: 425-820-2845.
   Diamonds in the Rough Toastmasters, Thursdays, 7pm, Seattle Times Production Facility: 360-668-3136.
   Kiwanis Club of Woodinville, Thursdays, 11:30am-12:30pm, Woodinville Round Table: 425-481-6959.
   Take Off Pounds Sensibly, every Thursday, 9am, Emmanuel Presbyterian Church: 425-481-4481.
   Northshore Kiwanis, Wednesdays, 7-8am, Alexa's Restaurant on Main St., Bothell: 425- 486-4966.
   HOLIDAYS
   Handel's Messiah Sing and Play Along, Dec. 26, 7pm, University Unitarian Church: 206-525-8400.
   The Holiday Big Broadcast, Dec. 21-23, 26-30, 8pm, Kirkland Performance Center: 425-893-9900.
   "Owen Meany's Christmas Pageant," Dec. 7-23, North Seattle Commuity College: 206-325-6500.
   New Year's Eve Luau, Dec. 31, Kenmore Lanes: 425-486-5555.
   NEW YEAR'S HAPPENINGS
   Willows Lodge New Year's Eve package, Dec. 31: 425-9424-3900.
   "The Night Before New Year's Eve, Dec. 30, 6:30pm, Everett Performing Arts Center: 425-257-8382.
   New Year's Eve Concert and Gala, Dec. 31, 9pm, Benaroya Hall: 206-215-4852.
   SPECIAL EVENTS
   Winter Storytelling Festival, Dec. 26-31, 11:30am, 1:30pm, Burke Museum: 206-543-5590.
   Christmas bird count and potluck, 8am, west parking lot near Marymoor Park: 425-746-6351.
   SPORTS & RECREATION
   Bellevue Community College Baseball is now accepting enrollments for the 2001 spring training camps for ages 8-18. $50, call 425-564-2351.
   Philidelphia Phillies minor league hitting coordinator's holiday hitting academy, Dec. 19-22, 26-29, call to reserve place: 206-953-9602.
   Drop-in Volleyball, 7-10pm, Wellington Elementary: 425-398-9327.
   Bothell Storm girls fastpitch teams are looking for girls, for the 2001 season who want to play at a higher level: 425-483-8099.
   Adult Basketball: Fastbreak League, Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, 6:30pm, 7:30pm, 8:30pm, $520/team, Finn Hill Jr. High, Kirkland Jr. High: 425-828-1217.
   Drop-In Open Gym Volleyball and Basketball, Tuesdays and Thursdays, 7:30-9:30pm, Kamiakin Junior High: 425-828-1235.
   Adult Co-ed Volleyball League, Wednesday, Monday, 6:30-8:30pm, $290, Kamiakin Junior High: 425-828-1217.
   YOUTH
   Teen Northshore, Sue Paro, director, information: 206-344-6417.
   Family Services offers Children Grieve Too, for ages 5-18 who have lost a close relative through death: 425-226-1253.
   Phone Friend, support for teens, 3-6pm, Monday-Friday: 1-800-543-8255 (1-800-KID-TALK).
   Al-Anon-Anger Management , Thursday 7pm, Edgewood Apts Community Room: 425-482-6998.
   WOMEN'S INTERESTS
   Pathways for Women YWCA, offering counseling services: 774-9843 ext. 226 or 339-3837.
   HEALTH
   UW of Breast Care cand Cancer Research Center has launched a World Wide Web Site that provides extensive info about breast health and cancer treatment, current research at the UW and local breast cancer awareness events. The URL for the site is http://www.uwbreastcare.com.
   The UW School of nurrsin is seeking individuals with Alzheimers disease and their family caregivers for a participation in a study on common spleep problems. Contact Amy Moore at 206-685-9169.
   UW researchers are recruiting volunteers ages 30-75 for a study in the Diabetes Prevention Program at the VA Puget Sound Health Care System in Seattle. Participants must have been diagnosed less than two years ago with type 2 diabetes: 206-768-5281.
   The UW is seeking patients with newly diagnosed Type 2 diabetes for participation in a study of na investigational medication for diabetes. To0 be eligible, patients must be between the ages of 30 and 75 and cannot be taking any medications for diabetes. earn up to $650. for more information call 206-768-5272.
   RSD/CRPS support and awareness of Puget Sound, every 2nd wednesday, 12-2pm, Kinsgate Library: 425-485-8512.
   Baby Boomer Alert, Dormant childhood virus can reawaken, Shingles is a disease caused by the varicella-zoster virus, the same virus responsible for chickenpox, Over the next 5 years this disease may afflict more than 22,000 people age 60 and over in the Seattle area, it produces a painful rash consisting of clusters of fluid filled blisters. For more information call 1-877-841-6251.
   The University of Washington divisions of Vascular Surgery and Cardiology are looking for people to test the benefits of an investigational cholesterol-lowering drug on cholesterol buildup in the neck arteries. For more information call 206-616-8369.
   The University of Washington School of Nursing is seeking individuals with a diagnosis of Alzheimer's disease (AD) and their family caregivers for participation in a study on common sleep problems in AD. For more information, contact study coordinator Amy Morre: 206-685-9169.
   The Northwest Lipid Research Clinic at the University of Washington is conducting a study in women 55 and older who have heart disease or have risk factors such as high blood pressure, high cholesterol or diabetes. If you are interested, please call Barbara at 206-731-6793.
   If you are age 18-75, you may be eligible to participate in a study of an experimental drug that may help lower triglycide levels. If you are interested, please call Marcia at 206-731-6794.
   MS patients needed for study of new medication, last about 18 months and requires 13 visits to UW Medical Center. for more information call 206-616-UWMS.
   The Mid-life Women's Health Study has created a web site: www.son.washington.edu/departments/fcn/smwhs.
   Cancer Support Group, First Tuesday every month, 6:30pm, Valley General Hospital's Library: 360-794-1411.
   Alzheimer's Association helps you care for someone with Alzheimer's, 206-363-5500 or 1-800-848-7097.
   AUDITIONS
   Auditions For "Chamber Music", Dec. 27, 28, 7pm, 200 Dayton Street: 425-774-9600.
   Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat, Nov. 27, 6-7:30pm, Everett PErforming Arts Center: 425-257-6363.
   Jane Addams Theatre, Nov. 28, 29, 7-10pm, Northgate Station: 206-363-4807.
   The Lake Washington Singers, Mondays, 7:30pm, Music Room of Odle Middle School: 425-746-1327.
   The Eastside Symphony Orchestra, looking for string players, Thursday evenings, 7:30-9:30pm, Redmond High School: 425-827-7344.
   The adult community choir, The Choir of the Sound, is currently scheduling auditions for their 24th season, Monday evenings, Shoreline Community College: 206-528-9990.
   Sammamish Symphony Orchestra, Eastlake Performing Arts Center: 425-868-9023.
   Breast Cancer Support Group, first and third tuesdays, 6-7:30pm, Team Survivor Office: 206-634-4252
   TCF is a self help support group open to all parents who have experienced the death of a child of any age, regardless of cause. If you are a bereaved parent, or know someone who is, please call: 425-821-1382.
   Radiant Hope Depression Support Group, Mondays, 7-8:30pm, Overlake Hospital: 425-869-5433.
   Cancer Support Group, Tuesdays, 7-9pm, Northwest Oncology Center: 425-869-5433.
   VOLUNTEERS
   National Kidney Foundation needs Volunteers, Dec. 2, 9, Seatac Mervyns/ Southcenter: 425-839-8618.
   Nation Kidney Foundation Needs Volunteers to pick up donated food and toys, pack food boxes, and deliver food/toys: 425-883-2869.
   Volunteers are needed to answer the phones in the Kirkland-based office of Bridge Ministries for Disability Concerns. Contact Donna at 425-828-1431.
   Volunteers are needed to clean, repair and/or deliver durable medical equipment in the kirkland -based office of bridge ministries.. Call Donna at 425-828-1431
   RSVP is looking for people who are interested in having in volunteering to listen and help children read for more information call 206-694-6790.
   Jerry Lewis telethon is recruiting volunteers, for Muscular Dystrophy Associatiom. For more information or to volunteer call the local MDA office in Seattle at 283-2183.
   Volunteer chore Services os looking for people to mow, weed, and rake the lawns of eldars and disabled on the Eastside. There are opportunities all over King County, right near you! Please call 425-6864 for more information.
   The retired and Senior Volunteer Program (RSVP) of King County needs volunteers to matchwith an organiztion. Call Linda Schnee in The Seattle area at 206-689-6790.
   The Alzheimer's Association's HELPLINE is currently recruiting volunteers who will assist individuals, family members and caregivers by telephone: 206-363-5500
   Volunteer Chore Services Needs Your Help! There are many opportunities to help senior citizens and adults with disabilities living in a fixed income in your community. Volunteering one or two hours a week can make all the difference in the life of a senior or person with a disability. Volunteers choose their own days and times that they wish to volunteer. Please call 206-324-5247.
   Join the fun at Equifriends Therapeutic Horseback riding and driving program for children and adults with disabilities, please call Equifriends, 425-337-1137 for further information and directions.
   Join the volunteer team at the PAWS Companion Animal Shelter and help animals find the homes they all deserve. Call 425-787-2500 ext./ 838.
   Bellevue Art Museum is seeking applicants for volunteer Docents in the new museum to open early January 2001. Docents will act as guides for exhibitions, assist museum visitors, teach art workshops and give group presentations. The nine month instruction program will begin in September 2000 and will consist of instruction in contemporary art history, touring skills, teaching techniques and public speaking. Those interested in applying for the program may contact the museum at 425454-3322 ext. 100.
   Children's Response Center, serving children and families in North/East King Count since 1985, is seeking members for its Advisory Board and Volunteer Program. For more information contact Mary Ann Carlson, Volunteer Program Coordinator: 425-688-5130.
   Elder Friends is a group that visit isolated elders in their own homes at least twice monthly. Many seniors live alone and without the support from family and friends. Call 206-224-3793 for more information.
   Volunteers are needed to assist individuals one-on-one hydrotherapy class. The Multiple Scleroses Association of King County offers hydrotherapy and yoga classes to seniors and people with all types of physical disabilities. For more information call 206-633-2606.
   It's raining cats and dogs at the PAWS Companion Animal Shelter in Lynwood. Help us care for them and find them homes by volunteering weekly for a minimum of 3 months. Call 425-787-2500 ext. 838 for information.
   Eastside Domestic Violence Program is recruiting volunteers call Wendy at 425-562-8840.
   Woodland Park Zoo is currently recruiting individuals who enjoy working with people, like to learn about the natural world, and are committed to the cause of wildlife conservation. Applications accepted until May 1: 206-233-2594.
   Volunteers are needed to answer the phones in the office of Bridge Ministries for Disability Concerns. We have openings for both mornings and afternoons, four-hour shifts. Contact Donna at (425) 828-1431 for more information.
   Puget Sound Blood Center needs volunteers to register donors and to monitor donors while serving them refreshments after they've given blood. Volunteer opportunities are available at mobile blood drives and at donation centers. Support your community blood program by volunteering. Call 1-800-266-4033 for more information.
   The Multiple Sclerosis Association of King County needs help to assist people with MS in maintaining their independence and quality of life. we provide physical therapy, social work, emotional support and educational programs for people with MS and their loved ones. For more information contact Gregg Robinson at 206-633-2606.