Northwest NEWS

April 9, 2001


Around the Valley 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.
   1885 school teacher speaking
   Learn what a young teacher can say about growing up in the 1880s. That's about the time Duvall, with a population of maybe 85 people, mostly farmers and their families, was just getting underway. Present-day local resident Maureen Carlisle will "offer" at 2 p.m. on Sunday, April 22, in the Rose Room of the Duvall Library, "her services to teach a class on the manner of her youth." The year she has chosen is 1885. Food, clothing and "shelter of the times" will be covered. Sponsored by the Duvall Historical Society. Nancy Stevens will serve as mistress of ceremonies. Everyone is invited.
   Concert at Cedarcrest
   On April 18, the Sno-Valley Community Chorale and Lee Grumman and The Looseheads will come together to present a memorable night of music at Cedarcrest High School in Duvall, 7 p.m., in the auditorium. The Chorale will be presenting spirituals and jazz and Lee Grumman and The Looseheads will perform African drumming to be joined in song by the Chorale and audience at the end of the evening. Donations are gladly accepted.
   Help plant the Middle Fork
   Volunteers are needed for Middle Fork Snoqualmie planting on Saturday, April 21, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Call Bob Spencer at (206) 296-1951 or e-mail if you plan to participate.
   Sno-Valley Seniors plant sale
   The Sno-Valley Seniors annual plant sale will be held May 4 and 5 from 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. at the Senior Center in Carnation. A bake sale and soup-roll lunch will be included. Available for sale will be annuals, perennials, veggies/herbs, hanging baskets, salad gardens, houseplants and surprises. Proceeds help support the center.
   Skyhawks sports program for kids
   Registration has begun for the Skyhawks summer soccer camps. Camps will be held in the Duvall fields during the weeks of July 30-August 3 and August 20-24 for ages 5 to 14. Children will be bringing home a registration form distributed through school. Forms are also available from Friends of Youth. Call Casey at (425) 844-9669, ext. 100 for more 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 just 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. 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, weed 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.
   Midlife Chrysler at Pumps & Grinds
   Midlife Chrysler ‹ John Weiss and Reggie Miles ‹ will perform on Friday, April 13, at Pumps & Grinds. This unique duo performs an eclectic selection of new and used blues, rag, ballads and novelties. The monthly open mike with Cal Donnelly will be on Saturday, April 14. 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.
   Entertainment at Raging River
   The Hudson River Blues Band will be on stage Friday evening, April 13, at the Raging River on Fall City's Main Street. Bad Alibi and the Bad Bunny Hop are scheduled for the evening of April 14. Bring the family to Raging River for Easter Dinner.
   Free wild plant identification walk
   Join Arthur Lee, teacher of medicinal herbology, on Saturday, April 21, on a natural easy hike. He will point out a host of the area's wild herbs and explain some of their healing qualities. The walk will be followed by a benefit tea for the newly forming non-profit Pacific Northwest Herbology Foundation. Come and learn the wonder of native plants, and olde English pharmacognosy. New class in May. Walk starts at 10 a.m. followed by tea at 12:30 p.m. Meet near Carnation at Alexandra's River Inn Snoqualmie Valley. Call (425) 333-6000.
   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. Applications for spaces can be found at the fire station or at Duvall Handcrafters.
   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.
   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.
   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. For more information, call (425) 844-2459.
   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.