Northwest NEWS

October 29, 2001


Around the Valley

Free ESL classes
   There are still openings for students in the fall ESL (English as a Second Language) classes in the Duvall and Carnation areas. Classes will end in early December. There are also openings in the parent ESL classes at Cherry Valley Elementary and Tolt Middle Schools. These classes are open to parents with school-aged children and focus on helping parents understand their children's schools and helping them communicate with the schools and their teachers. The Duvall classes are Saturdays, from 8:30-10:30 a.m. at the Duvall Learning Center (DLC) (advanced); Mondays from 6:30-8:30 p.m. at the DLC (intermediate) and Wednesdays from 9-11 a.m. at the DLC (all levels). Parent classes are at Cherry Valley Elementary School on Mondays from 6:30-8:30 p.m. and Tolt Middle School on Tuesdays from 6:30-8:30 p.m. An additional daytime class will be held at the Carnation Food Bank. Call for more information. All classes are free and available for beginning through advanced levels. New students are welcome. For more information, call Eastside Literacy at (425) 844-2459.
   Childcare provider training
   Children's Services of Sno-Valley is hosting a Childcare Resources STARS workshop on Nov. 13 from 7-9 p.m. The Preschool Learning Games workshop will cover ways to make great learning games for just pennies and use math, group, language and science games to excite students and enhance preschool programs. The cost is $20, plus a $3 material fee. Please see the current Childhood Comunity News issue or stop by Children's Services of Sno-Valley at 15904 Main St. (Duvall) to receive a registration form.
   Holiday bazaar
   The Tolt Middle School Martha Stewart Entrepreneurs Club is holding their second annual holiday craft bazaar on Saturday, Dec. 8, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. in the Tolt multi-purpose room. The bazaar will feature handcrafted items made by Martha Stewart club members, as well as other craft and gift items made by community craftspeople. Booth space is still available (for a small fee) for anyone interested in being a part of the bazaar. Discounts for seniors and students. Call Meagan Allen for more information or to reserve a booth, at (425) 844-4608.
   Junior class fund-raiser
   A fund-raiser will be held at Redmond McDonald's on Wednesday, Nov. 13 to support the junior class at Cedarcrest. A large group of the class of 2003 will be there at McDonald's, working hard to be of good service to the customers. The more customers they have, the more money the class will earn. Come to the Redmond McDonald's to buy your favorite food and support the junior class. For information, call Sally at (425) 788-6270.
   Pumps & Grinds After Hours
   Duvall's Pumps & Grinds opens its doors Nov. 3 once again for the First Saturday Blues Jam. All singers, instrumentalists and blues aficionados are welcome to enjoy an evening of all-night-long blues. Mr. Charles Elliot will serve as host. Music starts at 7 p.m. and espresso and light supper are available from the cafe menu. Pumps & Grinds is located at 15614 Main St., Duvall, across the street from the public library. Call (425) 844-2766 for information.
   Senior pie auction needs pies
   Bakers ... start your ovens. The Sno-Valley Senior Center needs pies for the pie auction Nov. 10 between 4:30 and 6 p.m. during the monthly steak to benefit the center kitchen. 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.
   Volunteer mentors needed
   Children are our future ... now is the time to 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 short time away, on Saturday, Nov. 10. Call Casey at (425) 844-9669, ext. 100, for more information.