Northwest NEWS

April 23, 2001


Around The Valley

Friends of Cherry Valley meets
   Friends of Cherry Valley, a citizens group opposing the planned rock quarry, will be holding a public board meeting on May 8, 7 p.m., at the Cherry Gardens Community Club. Everyone is invited. There will be a question and answer period and the board will bring everyone up to date on what is going on.
   Snoqualmie Watershed Forum
   The Snoqualmie Watershed Forum will meet on Wednesday, May 2, 7 p.m. at the Snoqualmie Public Works Facility in Snoqualmie, 38194 Stearns Road.
   Fall City Elementary walk-a-thon and picnic
   Fall City Elementary will hold its second walk-a-thon and barbecue picnic on Friday, May 18, at 2:30 p.m. Last year the students raised over $17,000 and will soon have a new playground to show for their efforts. The money raised this year will be placed in the PTSA playground fund for more playground improvements. Parents will soon receive a volunteer request home from school. To be successful, each classroom needs 4-6 volunteers on the day of the walk-a-thon. To volunteer, please complete the form and return to the classroom teacher. Lots of prizes. For information, call Teresa Appleseth at (425) 222-5878 or (425) 831-4014.
   Two Rivers Yoga and Massage opens
   Kelley Rush, a certified Hatha Yoga instructor, is offering beginning/gentle, intermediate, Vinyasa, pre/postnatal, free kids yoga and massage classes at Two Rivers Yoga and Massage, a beautiful, new studio on the Tolt River. The first class is free. Classes will be offered six days a week at a wide variety of times. Catherine de Marin and Tassin Bezdicek will also be offering massage four days a week at the sudio. To receive a class schedule or for more information on massage or workshops, call (425) 333-4295.
   Cedarcrest Drill Team tryouts
   Tryouts for the 2001-2002 Cedarcrest High School Drill Team will be held every day after school from 3:30-5:30 p.m., beginning April 30 through May 7, in the gymnasium. An informational meeting is scheduled for April 26, 7 p.m., in the Cedarcrest Library. Those attending should bring a parent as the team will be reviewing expenses, summer camp and scheduling.
   Weekend events at Pumps & Grinds
   On Friday, April 27, Celtic music with Dowry. This Celtic trio consists of Susan Burke on fiddle and William and Alene Bertman on steel strung and classical guitar. On Saturday, April 28, Bull Doug Johnston & the Hip Replacement Band. Some bands just can't settle on a name and stick with it. This local band comes up with a new name for every event. Formerly Melody Ranch and Devil's Club, this group features bifocal blues, old standards and a few new wrinkles. Pumps & Grinds is located at 15614 Main St. NE, Duvall (next to Bank of America). Call 844-2766 for information.
   Open house at new counseling office
   An open house will be held May 4, 3-6 p.m., for a new counseling business in Duvall. Chris Spears-Bartunek and Ida Bujan, certified mental health counselors, have opened up a new practice at 26311 NE Valley St., #A. Come for refreshments and learn more about their services. Call (425) 788-0560.
   Primalux Yoga now in Carnation in Duvall
   Primalux Yoga opens at two new locations beginning May 1. Instructor Cathy Iacobazzi has been teaching yoga in the Valley for over a year and has expanded her services to include more classes and more levels of instruction. The new studios are located on Tolt Avenue in Carnation and at the Duvall Healing Arts Center on NE Valley St. in Duvall. For information, call Cathy at (425) 333-6354.
   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.
   writing to the 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. May menu items include Belgian waffles, Cinco De Mayo fiesta meal, special Mother's Day and birthday lunches, salmon croquettes and Ivar's Clam Chowder. 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.