Northwest NEWS

April 2, 2001


Parenting of Teens class

Friends of Youth Snoqualmie offers the following spring class: Active Parenting of Teens ‹ A free six-week parenting class for parents of youth ages 13 to 18. Learn mutual respect, positive discipline and communication skills. Meets Tuesdays beginning April 17 through May 22, 7-9 p.m., in the Snoqualmie office. Call (425) 392-6367 for registration and information.
   Mentor a youth
   Make a difference in the life of a young person. Many youth in the Snoqualmie Valley are lacking positive adult role models. If you can give two hours a week to help a middle school youth succeed, call Casey Witman at (425) 788-6716 for more information or to request an application packet.
   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. 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 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.
   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.
   Rock night and blues jam at Pumps & Grinds
   Classic rock night with Trilogy is set for Friday, April 6, 7:30 p.m., at Pumps & Grinds. This three-piece acoustic band will play songs from the good old days of rock. They also perform original music and this promises to be a trek down memory lane. A blues jam hosted by Charles Eliot is set for Saturday, April 7. This is a very fun evening that happens on the first Saturday of every month starting 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.
   Tolt Historical Society Program on Northwest Architecture
   The Tolt Historical Society will meet April 11, 7 p.m., at the Sno-Valley Senior Center, 4610 Stephens Avenue, Carnation. Leonard Garfield, Executive Director of Seattle's Museum of History and Industry, will present a slide show on Northwest architecture, including some buildings in the Snoqualmie Valley. The program is free and open to the public. For information, contact Isabel, 425-333-4436.
   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. Proceeds will benefit Hopelink in Carnation. The fair will feature homemade crafts by local artisans. This is a good time to start planning for that upcoming graduation, wedding, baby, Mother's Day and Father's Day. 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.
   Riverview early kindergarten
   Riverview School District is accepting applications for early entrance to kindergarten at this time. 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.
   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.
   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.
   New enrichment program starting in Duvall
   The Farm School Enrichment Program is open for enrollment for September 2001. Designed for children aged 4 to 6, this one day a week program combines class time with gardening, caring for animals, horseback riding, nature activities and farm life. The program will be taught by a certified teacher, a horse training instructor who showed nationally for years, and a horseback instructor/homeschool mom of 15 years. Class is limited to 12. If there is interest, a program for older children will become available. Call Julia or Anna at (425) 788-1037 for more 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 $3 if age 60-plus, or cost is $5.75 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.