Around the Valley
Friday Fun Night
Bring the family to a Friday Fun Night featuring "Movement and Make Believe," led by Tina-Joy Herrick of Dramaventures, on Friday, Jan. 26, 6:30-8:30 p.m. at Carnation Elementary School, 4950 Tolt Ave., Carnation. This free family event is sponsored by Children's Services of Sno-Valley, Friends of Youth, Teens Acting for Tomorrow (T.A.F.T.) and King County Park System. Tina-Joy Herrick performs with StudioEast and Storybook Theatre. Dessert sales will benefit T.A.F.T. For information, call Maria Fuller at (425) 788-7924 or Casey Witman at 844-9669, ext. 100.
Barefoot Moses at Pumps & Grinds
On Friday, Jan. 26, Barefoot Moses, a gospel-blues band, will be performing at Pumps & Grinds. On Saturday, Jan. 27, an open mike is scheduled, hosted by Rockin' Jerry. Signup begins at 7:15. All shows begin at 7 p.m. Pumps & Grinds Coffeehouse is located at 15614 Main St. NE, Duvall (next to Bank of America). Call 844-2766.
New caterer at Sno-Valley Seniors
The new year brings a new local caterer to the senior hot lunch program at the Sno-Valley Senior Center. Food Management Corporation brings over 30 years experience in food service and will work with Stover's Kitchen, center staff and volunteers to serve quality, nutritious meals every weekday at noon. The center is located at 4610 Stephens Ave., Carnation. A donation is asked for if age 60-plus, if under 60, the cost of lunch is $5.75. Call (425) 333-4152 or come by. A program of Senior Services.
Bingo in Carnation
Play Bingo on Tuesdays and Thursdays, 6:45 p.m. at the American Legion, 31957 E. Commercial St., Carnation.
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.
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 www.valleygeneral.com.
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.