Northwest NEWS

April 16, 2001


Around the Valley

Life in 1885
   Resident Maureen Carlisle will speak on life in 1885 on Sunday, April 22, 2 p.m., in the Rose Room of the Duvall Library. Everyone is invited.
   Duvall Civic Club plant sale
   The Duvall Civic Club plant sale will be held behind the library on Saturday, May 12, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Hundreds of plants will be for sale and a raffle will be held.
   Free yoga class at Two Rivers Yoga and Massage
   Kelley Rush will be offering a free beginner/gentle yoga class on Sunday, April 29, from 1-2:30 p.m. at Two Rivers Yoga and Massage in Carnation. The class will address the specific needs of each student. Also being offered is Prenatal Partners Yoga Workshop on April 27, from 7-9 p.m., for $30 per couple. Call Two Rivers Yoga and Massage at (425) 333-4295.
   Celebrate the spirit of Mother Nature
   Come celebrate the spirit of Mother Nature with art, music and refreshments as local artists combine creativity with the forces of Gaia (a Greek concept that earth and everything that lives on it are 'all one'). Show reception is 3 p.m., April 22, at Gardens and SunSpaces, 15611 Main St., Duvall. Spotlighting the show will be Sam Briseno, a Stanwood metal reworker who finds joy in transforming still into forms and images that evoke a dialogue with the viewer; Dale Oddson, a Bothell artist who creates garden spirits from clay; Suz Gentiluomo, a Duvall stone carver who also does paper casts and "Cementary," an Everett-based operation run by a couple who produce beautiful water bowls and fountains. The reception will feature heart-pounding music to be provided by Lee Grumman and The Looseheads, a local drumming group.
   Carnation Moms Club meets
   The recently formed Carnation Moms Club, a support group for mothers, will meet on Monday, May 7, 10:30 a.m., at the Carnation Bible Church. Interested moms and their children are invited. For information, call Amy Hart at (425) 333-6873.
   Healing circle and psychic fair
   A weekly Reiki Healing Circle is held at Choices, 20408 W. Snoqualmie Valley Rd. NE, Duvall, on Wednesdays at 7 p.m. Anyone interested in alternative healing methods or energy work is welcome. There will be a psychic fair on Saturday, April 21, from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Workshops and complimentary ample mini Reiki session, energy work, medicine wheel, drumming circle and more. Potluck dinner. Call (425) 788-2164 for directions.
   Register for Braithburn summer camp
   Braithburn Academy in Duvall has begun summer camp registration. Braithburn offers camp programs for preschool and school-age children. Camp begins June 26 and will include field trips, arts and crafts, games, cooking projects and much more. For more information, call Shannon at (425) 788-4343.
   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. Join staff from the King County Water and Land Resources Division as they plant fir, spruce and hemlock trees, and remove weeds. Volunteers should bring a shovel if they have one. Call Bob Spencer at (206) 296-1951 or e-mail bob.spencer if you plan to participate.
   Skyhawks sports program for kids
   Registration has begun for the Skyhawks summer soccer camps that 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.
   Wastemobile at North Bend/Snoqualmie
   The King County Wastemobile will be at the Factory Stores of America in North Bend on April 20-22, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. For information, call the Hazards Line at (206) 296-4692.
   Strawberry Jam at Pumps & Grinds
   Strawberry Jam at Pumps & Grinds on Saturday, April 21, at 7:30 p.m. This jam is a combination jam and open mike. Artists are asked to bring sheet music and extra copies for the musicians. Pumps & Grinds is located at 15614 Main St. NE, Duvall (next to Bank of America). Call 844-2766 for information.
   Entertainment at Raging River
   Junkyard Jane will be on stage Friday evening, April 20, at the Raging River on Fall City's Main Street. Go Nation is scheduled for the evening of April 21.
   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. 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.
   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.