Northwest NEWS

October 8, 2001


Around the Valley

Help restore riverside habitat
   Join King County staff and citizen volunteers planting native trees and shrubs along the Snoqualmie River at Tolt-MacDonald Park in Carnation on Saturday, Oct. 20, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Volunteers will be widening the existing treed areas near the river to control runoff and provide cooling shade and cover for chinook salmon and other fish. Wear work clothes and bring a shovel, gloves and loppers if you have them; tools will be provided for those without. Volunteers under 16 must be accompanied by a parent or guardian. Planting will take place rain or shine. To reserve a space or get directions, call Sally Armbrecht, King County Water and Land Resources Division, (206) 296-1951 or email her at MacDonald Park is on N.E. 40th St., at the south end of Carnation.
   Volunteer mentors needed
   Make a wonderful difference in the life of a young person. The Snoqualmie Valley Mentoring Program seeks caring, positive, fun-loving, responsible adult volunteers to mentor local 9-14-year-old youth. Training is only a month away, on Saturday, Nov. 10. Call Casey at (425) 844-9669, ext. 100, for more information.
   Infant/Toddler singing & signing
   Based on the book, Sign With Your Baby, this five-week parent/child class teaches techniques for enhancing your child's communication skills through singing and signing. The cost of the class is $50 and parents receive the book Sign With Your Baby, a sign language chart, an instructional video and a music CD that will allow you to practice class exercises at home. The class will be held Wednesdays from 10-11 a.m. at the Duvall Fire Station, beginning Oct. 17. Space is limited, so please call Children's Services of Sno-Valley at (425) 788-7924 to register. Scholarships are available.
   Childcare co-op forming
   Children's Services of Sno-Valley is forming a parent-driven childcare co-op. There will be an informational meeting on Saturday, Oct. 13, from 10-11:30 a.m. Free childcare will be provided during the meeting. Please call (425) 788-7924 for information or to register for on-site childcare.
   Help for depression
   The tragedy of Sept. 11 has left many people feeling angry and sad. For many, getting out of bed every day can become a struggle. These are all normal reactions to tragedy, but if these symptoms continue to disrupt your life you may be suffering from depression. The Sno-Valey Senior Center, in conjunction with the Snoqualmie Valley Hospital, is offering free screenings for depression on Monday, Oct. 15, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Each screening lasts one hour and there is no fee. Contact the Sno-Valley Senior Center for an appointment. For those would like more information about depression, social worker Kathy Dimitriou is at the center on Mondays, Tuesdays and Thursdays. Call (425) 333-4152.
   After Hours at Pumps & Grinds
   On Friday, Oct. 12, SilkROOT. The passionate artisan at heart won't want to miss this show. SilkROOT gives music a sound spanning many genres, attracting people of all kinds to listen in. On Saturday, Oct. 13, the open mike is scheduled. This month it is hosted by Jack Brand. All shows begin at 8 p.m. and there is a suggested $5 donation. Pumps & Grinds is located at 15614 Main St., Duvall, across the street from the public library. Call (425) 844-2766 for information.
   Dinner at Senior Center
   On Saturday, Oct. 13, the Sno-Valley Senior Center in Carnation hosts a night of fine dining and quality entertainment at the monthly steak dinner. Seatings will be at 4:30 and 6 p.m. The cost is $12 and includes a trip down the huge salad bar. Following the early seating, the van will provide transportation to Duvall for the folk harmonies of Reilly and Maloney at the Cedarcrest Performing Arts Center. The cost for the concert and the ride is only $9 for seniors. The concert starts at 7:30 p.m. Reservations are required for dinner and the concert/ride. Call the center at (425) 333-4152 for reservations or more information. Make your entree choice of steak, chicken or salmon when you call. Van seats and concert tickets are limited. Additional tickets for the concert are available at Gardens & SunSpaces, Duvall Books and Pumps & Grinds in Duvall and at Simply Grand in Carnation. The center is located at 4610 Stephens Ave. in Carnation.
   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.