Northwest NEWS

October 15, 2001

Features

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. 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 sally.armbrecht@metrokc.gov. MacDonald Park is on N.E. 40th St., on the south end of Carnation.
  
   Super Sitters Babysitting course
   Super Sitters Babysitting course will be offered Saturday, Nov. 3, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Children's Services of Sno-Valley in Duvall. This course is taught by qualified Overlake Hospital instructors and will train young people, ages 11-17, in basic babysitting skills, safety and infant/child care. Cost is $25. Bring a sack lunch. Register a week in advance by calling (425) 788-7924.
  
   Lunch at senior center
   The Sno-Valley Senior Center has special meals for lunch guests this month. The center is featuring Hawaiian pizza, turkey breast, dill-baked fish, Lloyd's shredded pork, Isernio's chicken sausage, Ivar's clam chower, chili and cheese-stuffed baked potatoes. Lunch is weekdays at noon. The center is located at 4610 Stephens Ave. in Carnation. A donation of $3 is asked for if self or spouse is age 60-plus; if under 60, the cost of lunch is $5.75.
  
   Meeting on Three Forks improvements
   Residents interested in learning more about plans to improve Three Forks Natural Area are invited to an open house held by King County from 7-8:30 p.m. on Tuesday, Oct. 23, at the Snoqualmie Middle School Commons. The open house will feature a presentation on the current design work for the park improvements. For more information, please call Kelly Donahue at (206) 296-4152 or email at kelly.donahue@metrokc.gov. Snoqualmie Middle School is located at 9200 Railroad Ave. S.E. in Snoqualmie.
  
   Senior pie auction needs pies
   Bakers ... start your ovens. The Sno-Valley Senior Center needs pies for the pie auction set for Nov. 10 between 4:30 and 6 p.m. during the monthly steak dinner, to benefit the center kitchen. George Magnochi will auction the pies. Dig out your favorite recipe and donate a pie to the Sno-Valley Senior Center. For more information, call Dawn Board at (425) 333-4101 or the center at (425) 333-4152.
  
   Senior center has event hall
   The Sno-Valley Senior Center's main hall is available for parties or other holiday events. The main hall has a capacity of up to 260 and there are two additional rooms that can be rented. The facility boasts a fully equipped commercial kitchen. Rental fees are reasonable and all fees go to benefit the programs and services offered by the center to local seniors. Call Kate at (425) 333-4152.
  
   After Hours at Pumps & Grinds
   On Friday, Oct. 19, Bill LaVoie. This prolific songwriter mixes acoustic rock, folk, country and blues into a diverse style ranging from controlled fingerpicking to thrashy percussive flatpicking; all combined with fantastic vocals. On Saturday, Oct. 20, the Stillwater Hillbillies. This local three-piece band plays homegrown country hits. 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.
  
   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:
   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.
  
   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.
  
   Lunch at senior center
   The Sno-Valley Senior Center has special meals for lunch guests this month. The center is featuring Hawaiian pizza, turkey breast, dill-baked fish, Lloyd's shredded pork, Isernio's chicken sausage, Ivar's clam chower, chili and cheese-stuffed baked potatoes. Lunch is weekdays at noon. The center is located at 4610 Stephens Ave. in Carnation. A donation of $3 is asked for if self or spouse is age 60-plus; if under 60, the cost of lunch is $5.75.
  
   Meeting on Three Forks improvements
   Residents interested in learning more about plans to improve Three Forks Natural Area are invited to an open house held by King County from 7-8:30 p.m. on Tuesday, Oct. 23, at the Snoqualmie Middle School Commons.