Northwest NEWS

April 30, 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.
   Friday Fun Night
   Friday Fun Night presents Eric Ode, singer/songwriter and children's entertainer who uses music as well as hand motions, games and short musical skits to create an event the entire family can enjoy. The free event will be Friday, May 4, 6:30-8 p.m., at Carnation Elementary, 4950 Tolt Ave., and is for K-5th graders who must be accompanied by an adult. Ice cream sales ($2) will benefit T.A.F.T. Youth Council. For more information, call Casey Witman at (425) 844-9669, ext. 100, Maria Fuller at (425) 788-7924 or Jeannie Anderson at (206) 205-3283.
   Evergreen Hospital offers programs in Duvall
   Evergreen Hospital offers the following classes in Duvall: How to Get Your Teen to Listen ­ May 14 and 16, 6:30-8:30 p.m. ($20); Family Meetings: Restoring Harmony ­ June 5 and 7, 6:30-8:30 p.m. ($20); Taking Care of the Gardener's Back ­ June 2, 10 a.m. to noon ($10); Correct Your Posture to Relieve Pain ­ April 21 to August 18, first and third Saturdays of the month ($10). Prepayment and registration are required. Call (425) 899-3000, Monday-Friday from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m.
   Fall City Elem. Walk-a-Thon and picnic
   The Fall City Elementary PTSA will hold its 2nd 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. To be successful, each classroom needs 4-6 volunteers on the day of the Walk-A-Thon. Those who would like to volunteer need to complete the volunteer form and return it to the classroom teacher as soon as possible. Grand prize is an 18-speed mountain bike. Many other prizes. For information, call Teresa Appleseth at (425) 222-5878 or 831-4014.
   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.
   Sno-Valley Seniors plant sale
   The Sno-Valley Seniors annual plant sale will be held Friday, May 4, and Saturday, May 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. Come buy some goodies, have lunch and select your plants and Mother's Day gifts. All proceeds go towards supporting the senior center.
   Flood control proposal meeting
   King County will hold a public meeting on Thursday, May 3, 7 p.m., in the multi-purpose room of Carnation Elementary (4950 Tolt Ave., Carnation), to discuss effects of a proposed flood control project upstream of Snoqualmie Falls. King County and the city of Snoqualmie are proposing to help raise homes and other structures downstream of the Falls as part of a larger proposal to reduce flood depths in Snoqualmie, but which would slightly deepen flooding downstream.
   Mother's Day plant sale
   The horticulture program at Cedarcrest High School is holding its 2nd annual Mother's Day plant sale on Friday, May 11, 9:30 a.m. to 4 p.m., and Saturday, May 12, 8 a.m. to 1 p.m., at Cedarcrest High School, 29000 NE 15th St., Duvall. The sale will be in the greenhouse behind the school. For sale will be hundreds of healthy annuals, perennials, baskets and more. See www.chs. for plant list and prices.
   Two Rivers Yoga and Massage grand opening
   Two Rivers Yoga and Massage will be holding a grand opening on May 5, 4-8 p.m., at their new studio on the Tolt River in Carnation. Kelley Rush will be offering a free yoga class from 4-5 p.m., as well as free massage with Catherine de Marin and Tassin Bezdicek. For more information, call (425) 333-4295. The studio is located at 36010 NE 80th St.
   Blood drive
   The Puget Sound Blood Center will hold a blood drive on May 10, from 2-8 p.m., except for a lunch hour from 4:15-5 p.m., in the Cedarcrest High School Library., 29000 NE 150th, Duvall.
   Blues jam at Pumps & Grinds
   Another month is here and so is the blues jam, hosted by Charles Eliot, on Saturday, May 5, 7:30 p.m. Anyone with a sax or harmonica is invited to be included in the ensemble of talented musicians. Pumps & Grinds is located at 15614 Main St. NE, Duvall (next to Bank of America). Call 844-2766 for information.
   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.
   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.
   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 9-14-year-old youth. A new mentor training meeting is on Saturday, May 5. Call Casey at (425) 844-9669, ext. 100 for more information or to request an application packet.
   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.
   Lunch with the Sno-Valley Seniors
   The Sno-Valley Seniors invite residents to have lunch at the center, 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.