Northwest NEWS

March 19, 2001


Around the Valley

'Sleep Ponies' author at Kallanders
   Gudrun Ongman, local writer and illustrator of the children's book "The Sleep Ponies," will be at Kallanders home décor and gift shop in Duvall on Sunday, April 1, from 1-3 p.m. for a book signing, story reading and art projects. She will also be available to answer questions on writing and illustration. Kallanders is located at 15705 Main Street.
   Free child I.D. cards
   Braithburn Academy in Duvall will be hosting "My I.D. Club," a program through the King County Sheriff's Office that gives families an I.D. for children for emergency purposes. This program is for children of all ages and is free. Cards will be made from 10 to 11:30 a.m. on Wednesday, April 10. Braithburn Academy is located at 26410 NE Kennedy Drive. Call (425) 788-4343.
   Duvall firefighter craft fair
   The first annual Duvall Firefighter Association spring craft fair will be held on Saturday, April 28, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., at the fire station in Duvall, First and Stella. Applications for spaces can be found at the fire station, at Duvall Handcrafters or by calling Lynn Seaton at (425) 788-6815 or Carla Nordlinder at (425) 788-5345.
   Bluegrass and folk music at Pumps & Grinds
   Bluegrass by Ryegrass will play on Friday, March 23 at Pumps & Grinds. Influenced by the traditional bluegrass of Bill Monroe, the contemporary sounds of west coast bluegrass and pop and country music, this group promises diversity. On Saturday, March 24, Straw Into Gold will perform. This group has been performing music of heart and hearth in the Pacific Northwest since 1993. Their repertoire ranges from folk music to contemporary. All shows begin at 7:30 p.m. and there is a suggested $5 donation for the bands. Pumps & Grinds is located at 15614 Main St. NE, Duvall. Call 844-2766.
   Fire District 27 seeks volunteers
   King County Fire District 27 in Fall City is looking for men and women who would like to volunteer for the Fire Department, which provides fire supression, emergency rescue and medical services. Applicants must live in the district, be 18 years of age and have a strong desire to help people in the community. Call (425) 222-5841 or visit the Fall City Fire Station.
   Meals on Wheels
   Do you know a senior who is unable to leave their home to shop for groceries or has difficulty preparing meals for themselves? If so, Meals on Wheels can help. Meals on Wheels offers a selection of 35 complete breakfast, lunch and dinner entrees to homebound persons age 60 or over. The cost of each meal is a suggested donation of $3. Participants decide for themselves, what, if anything, they wish to contribute. Call the Meals on Wheels program at Sno-Valley Senior Center in Carnation at (425) 333-4152.
   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.