Northwest NEWS

September 10, 2001


Around the Valley

Afterhours at Pumps & Grinds
   Sept. 15 is Celtic Music with Dowry. This celtic trio consists of Susan Burke on fiddle and William and Alene Bertman on steel strung and classical guitar. Original music will be performed from the Bertmans' debut CD as well as traditional Scottish and Irish jigs and reel featuring Susan Burke. 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.
   Explore your dreams
   Explore the meaning of your dreams. Group led by Shelley Burns at the Duvall Healing Arts Center every other Sunday 4-6 p.m. $65 for six sessions. Call (425) 788-7100 for more information.
   Public workshop on Snohomish Basin Draft agenda
   A public workshop on the Snohomish Basin Draft Near Term Action Agenda will be held Thursday, Sept. 20, 7 p.m., at Tolt Middle School, 3740 Tolt Ave. in Carnation. Call (425) 388-3464 for information.The Action Agenda is intended to guide chinook salmon conservation efforts for the next two to five years while a more detailed salmon conservation plan is developed.
   Horse farm management series
   Horses for Clean Water is a program offering environmentally sensitive horsekeeping education. The six-week Winter Horse Farm Management Series begins Tuesday, Sept. 25, 6:30-9p.m. at the Grange Farm Supply in Issaquah. Call Program Director Alayne Blickle at (425) 432-6116 to register or visit
   Free developmental disability screenings
   The Riverview School District is seeking young people from birth to age 21, including those who are not enrolled in public school, who may need special education services. Special needs are defined as difficulty with hearing, vision, speech, language, health, learning, developmental delay, behavior management, mental retardation, birth defects, autism or other disabilities. Parents or guardians of children who have any of these conditions and live within the Riverview School District boundaries are encouraged to contact Riverview School District Special Education at 32240 NE 50th St., Carnation, WA 98014 or phone (425) 844-4516.
   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. This free event will Include refreshments, face painting, clowns and balloons. (BYOC—Bring Your Own Chair). The church is located at 32111 NE Big Rock Road in Duvall. Call (425) 788-1777.
   Public forum on recycling
   The Carnation City Council invites public comment on a proposal to implement mandatory curbside recycling within the Carnation city limits, offer optional yardwaste pickup and replace garbage cans with wheeled carts to be effectve Nov. 1, 2001. A detailed explanation of the plan is available for review at City Hall. The public forum will occur at the regular City Council meeting of Sept. 18, 7 p.m. in the council chambers at City Hall, 4621 Tolt Ave.
   Classes and support groups
   Beginning the week of Sept. 17, Children's Services of Sno-Valley, Duvall, is offering the following classes and support groups:
   Parenting class: Parenting is joyful, exciting and it can be challenging and frustrating. 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.
   Parents support group: An opportunity to share information, support and personal experiences, as well as learn about services available to your family. Single parents are encouraged to attend. Free ongoing sessions are scheduled for the first and third Wednesday of each month from 6:30 to 8 p.m.
   Grandparents support group: Informal support group for grandparents raising grandchildren. Free ongoing sessions are scheduled for the second and fourth Wednesday of each month from 6:30 to 8 p.m.
   Please call (425) 788-7924 to register for any of the above sessions or for free-on-site childcare during the sessions.
   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. This enriching class is designed with children's multiple intelligences in mind. Children must be three by Aug. 31. For the younger child, CSSV continues to offer fun and exciting toddler classes for children ages 12 months to three years. All classes take place at the Duvall office located at 15904 Main St. For registration information, call (425) 788-7924.
   Steak dinner returns
   The Sno-Valley Senior Center has announced the return of the monthly steak, fish or chicken dinner beginning on Sept. 8. Dinners include a baked potato and a trip down the incredible salad bar. Dinners are at 4:30 and 6 p.m. Cost is $12. Diners can also purchase a baked potato and salad bar for $8 or salad bar only for $6. Volunteer waiters make the dinner fun for everyone and every month prizes are raffled off. The dinner is held on the second Saturday of the month from Sept. to June. Reservations are required. The center is located at 4610 Stephens Ave. in Carnation. Call (425) 333-4152.
   Join seniors on a cruise
   Do the warm harmonies of a barbershop quartet combined with breathtaking views of Puget Sound entice you? Then join the Sno-Valley Seniors on a trip aboard the Spirit of Puget Sound for a lunch cruise on Sept. 20. The day trip starts at 10 a.m. at the Sno-Valley Senior Center located at 4610 Stephens Ave. in Carnation. Participants are transported in the center's van to Pier 70, where they will board the boat for a two-hour cruise of Puget Sound's famous landmarks. The cruise includes a large buffet lunch and the distinct harmonies of a barbershop quartet. This all-inclusive trip costs only $29. Reservations and pre-payment required. Please call (425) 333-4152 for more information.
   Consignment sale at Junkin' Days
   Children's Services of Sno-Valley in Duvall is having its 2nd annual consignment sale on Sept. 15, as part of Duvall Junkin' Days. Consignors tag the items and bring them to Children's Services on Sept. 8. Children's Services will sell them and keep 40 percent. Consignors keep 60 percent. People interested can request a participant packet by calling (425) 788-7924 or stop in at Children's Services at 15904 Main St. Volunteers are needed to help organize and work this fun event. By volunteering, you can meet new people, help support family activities in the community and have first dibs on purchases.
   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. Former campers are invited back to reminisce and learn about the exciting future improvements planned for the camp. The 50th Anniversary Committee is also looking for pictures, stories and artifacts to put on display. For more information or a registration form, check out, call 1-800-878-4685 or e-mail
   New classes at Sno-Valley Senior Center
   Two new classes will be starting at the Sno-Valley Senior Center in Carnation. An exercise class will be held on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 7-8:15 p.m., designed for baby boomers and "almost seniors." The class will combine strength training, mat work and stretching for $30 for 10 classes. Center members get a $5 discount for 10 classes. No registration is necessary; just wear easy stretching clothes, tennis shoes, mat and water bottle. An arts and crafts class, "Art with Adhonia" is held on Fridays from 2-3 p.m. Projects can be made in one class, which is free but some projects may have a small fee to cover material costs. Please pre-register by calling (425) 333-4152.
   Braithburn Academy begins fall enrollment
   Braithburn Academy in Duvall has begun fall enrollment. There are enrollment openings in the toddler, preschool and school-age childcare programs. A new program for Braithburn is its "Preschool only" option. Braithburn focuses on developmentally appropriate learning, positive guidance, safety and fun. For more information, call (425) 788-4343.
   Volunteers needed for Meals on Wheels
   Meals on Wheels delivery volunteers are a life link to the outside world for the recipients who frequently are unable to leave their homes. Volunteers deliver frozen pre-packed meals, bright smiles and friendly greetings. Volunteers are needed at the Sno-Valley Senior Center in Carnation to sort and deliver orders on Thursday afternoons for one to two hours. A car, valid driver's license and auto insurance are mandatory. Training and assistance are provided. Call Kate Miller at (425) 333-4152.
   Cherry Valley Riders meets monthly
   Cherry Valley Riders, a family-oriented horseback riding club, meets the 2nd Tuesday of every month at 7:30 p.m. in the upstairs meeting room of the Duvall Fire Station. Call (425) 788-9246.
   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).