Northwest NEWS

September 3, 2001


Around the Valley

Afterhours at Pumps & Grinds
   Sept. 8 is the monthly open mike, and this month it will be hosted by Jack Brand. Come early to sign up and get a good seat. All shows begin at 8 p.m. and there is a suggested $5 donation. Pumps & Grinds is located at 15614 Main St., Duvall. Call (425) 844-2766 for information.
   Jazz music at Stillwater Church
   Northwest Jazz will perform a free concert on the grounds of Stillwater Hill Community Church on Sunday, Sept. 16, at 2 p.m. The band is composed of 18 instrumentalists and vocalists from all over the Puget Sound area. They have entertained at malls, concert halls, concerts and parks. Their musical style includes jazz, pop, rock and swing. This event is fun for the whole family. Included will be refreshments, face painting, clowns and balloons. (BYOC—Bring Your Own Chair). Stillwater Hill Community Church is located at 32111 NE Big Rock Road in Duvall. Call (425) 788-1777 for more information.
   Early childhood education at CSSV
   Children's Services of Sno-Valley in Duvall is opening a new preschool program for three year olds beginning Sept. 17. Children must be three by Aug. 31. All classes take place at the Duvall office located at 15904 Main St. Call (425) 788-7924.
   Steak dinner returns
   The Sno-Valley Senior Center will have the monthly steak, fish or chicken dinner on Sept. 8. Reservations are required. Call (425) 333-4152.
   Girls Scouts to celebrate camp's 50th
   Join Girl Scouts young and old on Saturday, Oct. 6, to celebrate the 50th anniversary of Camp River Ranch in Carnation. The day's festivities begin at 10 a.m. and include a Historical Walk Through Time, a camp scavenger hunt, games, the unveiling of a time capsule and a gigantic campfire. The 50th Anniversary Committee is also looking for pictures, stories and artifacts to put on display. For more information,check out, call 1-800-878-4685 or e-mail
   Classes at CSSV
   Beginning the week of Sept. 17, Children's Services of Sno-Valley, Duvall, is offering the following classes and support groups:
   Parenting Class: Strengthening Families is a free, nine-week class for parents of children ages 3-11 years that begins Thursday, Sept. 20, 6:30-8:30 p.m. Learn to positively discipline your child, build a quality relationship, enhance problem-solving skills, understand anger and cope with challenges. Call 788-7924.
   Parents Support Group: An opportunity to share information, support and personal experiences, as well as learn about services available to families. Single parents are encouraged to attend. Free ongoing sessions are scheduled for the 1st and 3rd Wednesday of each month from 6:30-8 p.m. Call 788-7924 to register for free childcare.
   Grandparents Support Group: Informal support group for grandparents raising grandchildren. Free ongoing sessions on the 2nd and 4th Wednesday of each month from 6:30-8 p.m. Call 788-7924 for free childcare.
   Raging River Roadhouse events
   The Raging River Roadhouse in Fall City hosts Los Orchids with the Valley Girls on Sept. 7 and Tumblin' Dice a Rolling Stones Review on Sept. 8 (purchase tickets early).