Around the Valley
Tolt Historical Society to tour Nestlé Museum
The Tolt Historical Society will meet Feb. 14, 7 p.m., at the Nestlé Regional Training Center. After the business meeting, the group will tour the Nestlé Museum. All members and interested persons are encouraged to attend. Those wishing to carpool should meet at the Sno-Valley Senior Center at 6:30 p.m. For information, contact Isabel at (425) 333-4436.
Medicinal herb class
A medicinal herb class taught by Arthur Lee is scheduled to start in February at Alexandra's River Inn Snoqualmie Valley near Carnation. The class is open to everyone interested in the wild plants growing around them and their useful potentials. Lee has researched the medicinal works of traditional doctors and has written an easy-to-use herbal book (included in class fee). The intensive six-week beginning class on Mondays and Tuesdays begins Feb. 19 and 20, 6-8:30 p.m. Cost is $144. An advanced 10-week class on Wednesday and Thursday evenings begins Feb. 21 and 22. Cost is $240. Students will be asked to volunteer a few hours of work at the inn's natural retreat sanctuary. Contact Arthur Lee directly at (360) 261-5722 or call the inn at (425) 333-6000.
Duvall Foundation for the Arts annual meeting
The Duvall Foundation for the Arts will hold its annual meeting to elect its board of directors on Feb. 4, 5:30 p.m. at Pumps & Grinds in downtown Duvall. All members and interested persons are encouraged to attend. For information, contact Houston Barclay at (425) 788-1622.
Iacobazzi opens art show
Acclaimed artist Christopher Iacobazzi, longtime resident of Carnation, opens a month-long solo show Feb. 3 at A Miner Gallery, 526 15th Ave. E., Seattle (Capitol Hill). The show, entitled "pARADOX," will run until Feb. 28. The opening reception for the artist will be held on Saturday, Feb. 3, from 5:30-7:30 p.m. The public is welcome.
Mentor a youth
Make a difference in the life of a young person. The Snoqualmie Valley Mentoring Program seeks caring, positive, fun, responsible adult volunteers to mentor local 9 to 14-year-old youth. New mentor training will be Saturday, Feb. 10. Call Casey at (425) 844-9669, ext. 100 for more information or to request an application packet.
Jazz at Pumps & Grinds
On Friday, Feb. 2, TAKE 3 returns for another wonderful night of jazz at Pumps & Grinds Coffeehouse. On Saturday, Feb. 3, a blues jam is set for 7:30 p.m. for those who play sax or harmonica. Pumps & Grinds is located at 15614 Main St., Duvall. Call 844-2766.
Snoqualmie Valley Women's Connection
The Snoqualmie Valley Women's Connection will hold their popular monthly potluck breakfast on Saturday, Feb. 3, 8:30 a.m. at the Cherry Gardens Community Club (intersection of Kelly and Cherry Valley Roads).
Nan Doolittle, a ceremonial therapist, will present "Sacred Bridges: Ceremonies that Heal." Call 788-2394 for information.
Moonvalley Yoga prenatal partners class
Join Kelley Rush every Friday at 7 p.m. at Moonvalley Yoga in Carnation for a class designed for couples to learn poses that strengthen specific muscles needed for a healthy pregnancy, labor and birth. This class also helps alleviate common discomforts in the body and reduces stress. Kelley also offers ongoing prenatal classes on Tuesdays and Thursdays and a postnatal with infant class Wednesdays at 10:30 a.m. Call Kelley at (425) 333-5677 for more information and a schedule.
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 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.