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December 25, 2000

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Novelty Cemetery meeting
   A meeting of the Novelty Cemetery Association will be held on Jan. 9 in the Duvall Library Rose Room. The meeting will start at 7 p.m. All members are welcome. For questions, call (425) 788-2416.
   Snoqualmie Watershed Forum
   The Snoqualmie Watershed Forum will meet on Wednesday, Jan. 3, 7 p.m. at the Snoqualmie Police Station. The meeting agenda includes initial results of a salmon habitat inventory of the mainstream Snoqualmie River and discussion of a watershed strategy and work program from the Snoqualmie Watershed Forum. For more information, call Megan Smith at (206) 296-8374 or toll-free by first dialing 1-800-325-6165.
   Parenting the Young Child class
   Learn to positively discipline your child, find out how to play with your child and like it, learn problem solving, learn to cope with challenges and build a network of support. "Parenting the Young Child," a free 8-week parenting class, starts Thursday, Jan. 18 from 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at Children's Services of Sno-Valley's Duvall Family Center, located on the corner of SR-203 and Woodinville-Duvall Rd. Free on-site childcare provided. The class is designed for parents of children ages birth to five years old. Call 788-7924 to register.
   Art showing in Duvall
   Pumps and Grinds Coffeehouse in Duvall presents "Digital Dreams - Digital Photographic Prints by Gary L. Jackson." Showing through Jan. 21 at Pumps and Grinds, 15614 Main St. Call 425-844-2766.
   Sno-Valley Chorale resumes
   The Sno-Valley Chorale will resume meeting on Jan. 10, at Cedarcrest High School in the music room at 6:45 p.m. A $15 donation is requested to help pay for music and administrative supplies.
   After a very successful winter concert of holiday music, this session will focus on gospel and jazz, and will culminate with a trip to Victoria, B.C., to sing with a gospel choir. Additional concerts are being planned, and ages 9-109 with all levels of voice experience are welcome.
   More information can be obtained by calling Kim Canady at (425) 844-4818, Becky Chaney at (425) 880-4220, or Ryan Lewis at (425) 844-4826.
   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.
   Baseball tryouts
   Valley Baseball Association is looking for year 2001 league age 14-year-olds interested in playing Sandy Koufax baseball. For more information, contact Steve Brouillette at 425-333-6503.
   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
   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 for one year 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.