Northwest NEWS

May 28, 2001


Around the Valley

Friday Fun Night
   Back by popular demand ‹ Eric Ode will perform at Friday Fun Night, June 8, 6:30-8 p.m., at Cherry Valley Elementary in Duvall. Bring the whole family down to see Eric's original homespun music and participate in this highly interactive musical event. $2 dessert will benefit the TAFT Youth Council. Children must be accompanied by an adult.
   This free fun night for families is co-sponsored by Friends of Youth, The Lower Valley Youth Programs, King County Park System, TAFT Youth Council, Children's Services of Sno-Valley and the King Co. Community Organizing Program.
   For more information, call Maria Fuller at (425) 788-7924 or Casey Witman at (425) 844-9669, ext. 100.
   Events at Pumps & Grinds
   Brooke Pennock will be performing Friday, June 1, at Pumps & Grinds. Brooke's music is a unique blend of soul and folk, performed with soft, yet striking vocals and simple acoustic guitar. Her music is reminiscent of Mellisa Ethridge, powerful and moving lyrics sung from the heart. The regular blues jam will be Saturday, June 2. All performances start at 7:30 p.m. and there is a suggested donation of $5. Pumps & Grinds is located at 15614 Main St. NE, Duvall (next to Bank of America). Call 844-2766 for information.
   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.
   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. Call (425) 788-2164 for details/directions.
   Skyhawks sports program for kids
   Registration has begun for the Skyhawks summer soccer camps to 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. 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.
   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. 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.