Northwest NEWS

September 17, 2001


Around the Valley

Candidates forum
   At their Tuesday, Oct. 2, meeting, at 12 noon at the Duvall Fire Hall, the Duvall Chamber of Commerce will hold a candidates forum. The public is invited to join members to hear from candidates for the following positions: King County executive; King County Council, Position 3; Duvall mayor; Duvall City Council and Riverview District Board. Those who would like a $6 sack lunch should call ahead to the Chamber's hotline at (425) 788-8384 and leave that message. The meeting will adjourn at 1 p.m., but some candidates will remain to talk with those who are interested.
   Diabetes screening/adult pneumonia vac clinic
   A free diabetes screening/adult pneumonia vaccination clinic will be held from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Wednesday, Sept. 26, in the Rose Room of the Duvall Library. No appointment required.
   Neck and shoulders yoga workshop
   A neck and shoulders workshop at Two Rivers Yoga in Carnation will be held on Saturday, Sept. 22, from 1-2:30 p.m. Learn to develop better postural awareness, learn yoga stretches to alleviate tension and strengthen and release weak neck, shoulder and back muscles, release stress and relax through breathing exercises. For more information or to register, call Two Rivers Yoga and Massage at (425) 333-4295 or visit
   Knitter's Guild in Carnation
   Are you a knitter and would like to join others who share a love of the craft? Or, have you always wanted to learn to knit, but didn't know who to contact? A group of knitters from the Snoqualmie Valley meets on the fourth Thursday of the month at St. Anthony Catholic Church, 31911 E. Blanche St., Carnation, from 7 to 9 p.m. The September meeting will be on Thursday, the 27th. For more information, contact Marilyn Slanina at (425) 333-4759.
   Special recycling day
   The last 2001 special recycling collection day in the Snoqualmie Valley will be Saturday, Sept. 22, at Mt. Si High School front parking lot from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. King County and city residents can bring scrap metal, refrigerators and freezers, tires, auto batteries, used motor oil and filters, antifreeze, textiles and household goods, plastic plant pots and styrofoam loose packing fill in bags. No hazardous waste or garbage. For information, call the recycling coordinator at (425) 788-1185 before loading.
   Jews for Jesus concert
   A Jews for Jesus music group will present a free concert at The Duvall Church, Main and Stella, on Saturday, Sept. 29, at 7 p.m. "The Liberated Wailing Wall" will be singing and telling the Jews for Jesus story in Duvall. They will be presenting a program of music, drama and testimony. Experience their Hebraic music, ethnic costuming and instrumentation, as well as their enthusiasm. There will be no admission charge; a free will offering will be taken who wish to contribute to the ministry of Jews for Jesus.
   Baseball tryouts
   DC Merchants are having tryouts for a 10 and 11-year-old team and a 13 and 14-year-old team at Tolt Middle School in Carnation on Sunday, Sept. 23. Times are 9-11 a.m. for 10 and 11-year-olds and 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. for the 13 and 14 year-olds. These are tournament teams with a major commitment. Coached by Mike DeRooy and Keith Elwell. For information, call (425) 788-0578 or (425) 788-6823.
   Afterhours at Pumps & Grinds
   On Saturday, Sept. 22, Pumps & Grinds welcomes the band "Hip Replacement" (aka Big Derriere and the Blue Mooners). Longtime residents of Duvall, these six musicians come together to play blues, novelty tunes, Hawaiian and old standardized tunes. Their niche in the musical realm is described as "bifocal blues, old standards and a few new wrinkles." According to frontman Denny Redman, these six musicians have been together for about three years and include Doug Johnston, washtub bass; Russel Hendricks, drums; Stuart Brune, mandolin, banjo and guitar; Pat Broughn, slide guitar and Denny Redman, clarinet and ukulele. Desserts and specialty espresso and fruit drinks are available; a $5 cover requested. Pumps & Grinds is located at 15614 Main St., Duvall. Call (425) 844-2766 for information.
   Fall craft show
   The Country Creations Craft, Home and Gift Show will be held at the Evergreen State Fairgrounds on Hwy 2 in Monroe Sept. 21-23. Spend the day enjoying handmade country folkart collectibles from over 90 crafters. Free admission. Soaps and lotions, specialty foods, clothes, Halloween treats, harvest decorating, scented candles, folkart dolls, home accents, Christmas gifts, tole painting. Hours are Friday from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m., Saturday, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. and Sunday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Canned food donations for local food banks will be accepted.
   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.
   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).