Northwest NEWS

March 26, 2001


Around the Valley

Friday Fun Night
   Friday Fun Night on March 30, 6:30-8 p.m., at Cherry Valley Elementary School, presents "Movement & Make Believe," a free program for K-5th graders. Tina-Joy Herrick of Dramaventures will lead you and your family through a fun-filled evening of theater games and make believe. The school is located at 26701 Cherry Valley Road, Duvall. Ice cream sales will benefit T.A.F.T. Youth Council. For more information on this free event, please call Casey Witman at (425) 844-9669, ext. 100, or Maria Fuller at (425) 788-7924.
   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. A new mentor training will be this spring. Call Casey at (425) 844-9669, ext. 100 for more information or to request an application packet.
   Meet the mayor
   Carnation Mayor Bob Patterson will hold an open house at Carnation City Hall on Saturday, March 31, from 10 a.m. to noon. All citizens are invited to come speak with Mayor Patterson in an informal environment and discuss their questions, comments or concerns about city projects and activities.
   Wastemobile at North Bend/Snoqualmie
   Any poisonous or hazardous materials residents may want to dispose of can be dropped off at the King County Wastemobile which will be at the Factory Stores of America in North Bend on April 13-15 and April 20-22 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Hazardous items should not be dumped down the drains or placed in the garbage. The Wastemobile is a free way to dispose of a variety of household waste, including insecticides, week killer, chlorine bleach, oven and drain cleaners, paint and paint thinner, car batteries and motor oil. Factory Stores of America are located at 461 South Fork Avenue SW, Exit 31 (Hwy 202) off I-90. The site is located behind the mall. For information, call the Hazards Line at (206) 296-4692.
   Tiptoe through the tulips with the seniors
   The Sno-Valley Senior Center in Carnation will host a trip on Tuesday, April 10, to the Skagit Valley tulip fields. The van will leave at 9 a.m. Call (425) 333-4152.
   '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 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. For information, call (425) 788-4343.
   Reiki Healing Circle and Psychic Fair
   "Choices," located at 20408 W. Snoqualmie Valley Road NE, Duvall, hosts a weekly Reiki Healing Circle Wednesdays at 7 p.m. Anyone interested in alternative healing methods or energy work is welcome. The shop is also hosting a psychic fair on Saturday, March 31, from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. A mini-workshop, "Introduction to Crystals," is set for 3 p.m. and mini-workshop "Connect with Your Guidance" is at 4 p.m. Readings, Reiki lessons, energy work, medicine wheel, drumming circle and more. Potluck dinner to follow. Call (425) 788-2164 for details/directions or e-mail
   Employers for teens needed
   Help our teens make some money! This free referral service will help you find a great worker for babysitting, yard work, light office work or various other tasks. Call Angie at Friends of Youth Teen Job Bank for further information, (425) 844-9669, ext. 101.
   Double Whammy folk night at Pumps & Grinds
   Double Whammy folk night will be Friday, March 30, at Pumps & Grinds. Singer Rebecca Cohen will start off the evening with music from country to folk-pop. The second act of the evening will be Jack Brand and Jeff Booth, covering a variety of folk music in vocal harmony. All shows begin at 7:30 p.m. Pumps & Grinds is located at 15614 Main St. NE, Duvall (next to Bank of America). Call 844-2766 for information.
   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. If you know a senior who could benefit from meals being delivered to their home, please call Dixie at the Meals on Wheels program at Sno-Valley Senior Center in Carnation at (425) 333-4152. A program of Senior Services.
   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.