Northwest NEWS

February 26, 2001


Around The Valley

Riverview early kindergarten
   Riverview School District is accepting applications for early entrance to kindergarten. Only children who are tested as having highly exeptional intellectual skills and as having considerably above age level social skills will be considered for early entrance. Actual early entrance for admitted children is on a space available basis. To request that your child enter kindergarten before he/she reaches the legal age of entry, schedule an appointment with the elementary school principal. All early entrance applications must be made in writing to the school principal by May 15.
   Watershed Forum meets
   The Snoqualmie Watershed Forum will meet on Wednesday, March 7, 7 p.m., at the Carnation City Hall in Carnation. For more information, call Megan Smith, Snoqualmie Watershed Coordinator, at (206) 296-8374.
   Duvall Christian to add 3rd grade
   A 3rd grade class will be added to the growing program of the Duvall Christian School, beginning in September. The program features a full preschool, including classes for 3-year-olds, 4-year-olds and pre-kindergarten. The elementary school will consist of kindergarten, 1st grade, 2nd grade and the new 3rd grade program, all enjoying small and academically challenging classes. For registration for all Sept. 2001 classes call the Duvall Church at (425) 788-1010.
   Jazz at Pumps & Grinds
   Jazz, jazz and more jazz on Friday, March 2, at Pumps & Grinds Coffeehouse. Dave Press will return to Pumps & Grinds for another evening of jazz. Dave is also bringing a beautiful and talented surprise singer to entertain. The monthly blues jam is Saturday, March 3, hosted by Charles Eliot. All shows start at 7:30 p.m. Pumps & Grinds is located at 15614 Main St. NE, Duvall (next to Bank of America). Call 844-2766.
   Iacobazzi opens art show
   Acclaimed artist Christopher Iacobazzi, longtime resident of Carnation, opened 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.
   Moonvalley Yoga prenatal partners class
   Join Kelley Rush at 7 p.m. every Friday 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. No previous yoga experience necessary. 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.
   Bingo in Carnation
   Play Bingo at 6:45 p.m. on Tuesdays and Thursdays, 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.
   Lunch with the Sno-Valley Seniors
   The Sno-Valley Seniors invite 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.
   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.