Northwest NEWS

November 12, 2001


Around the Valley

Donate eyeglasses to charity
   Tolt Middle School is assisting in providing the gift of sight. Barbara Oswald's advisory class is conducting a donation drive for outdated prescription eyeglasses, which they will be donating to LensCrafters in Towne Center in Redmond. Lenscrafters conducts a program entitled the Gift of Sight by reconditioning old prescription lenses to provide eyeglasses to the less fortunate around the world. Dropoff boxes are located in the main office, counseling center and attendance office at Tolt Middle School.
   Flexible Spine series
   A Flexible Spine series is set for Mondays, Nov. 19 and 26, and Dec. 3, from 6:30-7:30 p.m., with Jane McClenney, Certified Feldenkrais Practitioner, at Duvall Healing Arts Center. Learn how your spine supports your posture and movement. Cost $35. Call (206) 371-8310 to register.
   Special screening of "It's a Wonderful Life"
   A special screening of the film "Its a Wonderful Life" will be held Saturday, Dec. 1, 7 p.m., at Carnation Elementary School. Included will be a presentation by Carnation resident Carolyn Grimes, who played Zuzu in the movie production. Admission is a cash or food donation for Hopelink food banks.
   Scout food drive
   The Boy Scouts and Cub Scouts of Carnation and Duvall will be delivering food collection bags to homes on Nov. 10. Please place canned and non-perishable goods (no glass) in these bags and put them out by your front door by 9 a.m. Saturday, Nov. 17. Scouts will be picking up the bags on the 17th for delivery to the local food bank. Items requested are sugar, oil, rice, pasta, canned fruit and canned meats. For information, call (425) 333-4163, Mon-Fri 8:30 a.m.-5 p.m.
   Food handler's class
   The Sno-Valley Senior Center will be hosting a food handler's class on Thursday, Nov. 15, from 4-5 p.m. The cost is $8, cash due at the door. This is the class that is required to get a health card from the King County Health Department to be able to serve and prepare food. Anyone who plans on participating in a bake sale or other event where food will be served needs to take this class. License is for two years. If you would like your card mailed to your home, please bring a self-addressed stamped envelope. For more information, call Kate at (425) 333-4152.
   Pumps & Grinds After Hours
   Duvall Pumps & Grinds brews up another simmering weekend of musical treats Nov. 16 and 17. Friday's After Hours brings Brooke Pennock with the percussion of Dave Walker's drum beats. Saturday, Nov. 17 brings Carnation's John Manus Gallagher and Russ Riedner. Gallagher's recent CD has received acclaim for its original stories and topics from Victory Music. Russ Riedner splits the program with his own original and traditional "new grass" offerings. Both programs start at 7 p.m. Espresso, light supper and pastries available, a $5 cover requested. Looking ahead, a special soiree, featuring the Celtic fusion ensemble Dowry, is slated for Nov. 30. This event requires reservations and promises to sell out early. Cover $15. Pumps & Grinds is located at 15614 Main St., Duvall, across the street from the public library. Call (425) 844-2766 for information or reservations.
   Help restore salmon habitat
   Join King County staff and citizen volunteers on Saturday, Nov. 17, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., planting native trees and shrubs along the Snoqualmie River at Chinook Bend Park on Carnation Farm Road. Volunteers should dress accordingly. Light refreshments. Volunteers under 16 must be accompanied by a parent or guardian. Last year, Nestle Corporation donated 56 acres of the former Carnation Farm that contain prime spawning beds for chinook, pink and chum salmon to King County. The property is now Chinook Bend Park. To reserve a space or get directions, call Eric Maia, King County Water and Land Resources Division, at (206) 296-8024 or e-mail at
   Transforming the difficult child
   Rivervalley Counseling and Neurofeedback is offering this four-week parenting workshop to parents of difficult children, beginning Wednesday, Nov. 28, from 6:30-8:30 p.m. Parents will learn the dynamics of a challenging child, learn how conventional parenting inadvertently rewards these children for negative behaviors and learn strategies to create successes for their children while helping their child to use their intensity in positive ways. Classes are at 15435 Main St., Duvall, across the street from the Texaco plaza. Pre-paid registration is $30 for a single parent/$25 if both parents attend. Call (425) 788-9921 for more information.
   Seniors-save on prescriptions
   Join the Sno-Valley Seniors on an overnight sightseeing trip to Canada and save up to 80 percent on prescription drugs. The private coach will leave the Sno-Valley Senior Center in Carnation on Wednesday, Nov. 28, for Vancouver, B.C. The coach will stop at DoctorSolve for prescription filling (additional $34). Then it is off to Tea & Trumpets with the Vancouver Symphony at the Orpheum Theater. Continental breakfast with the Beluga whales at the Vancouver Aquarium. Then it is off for lunch at the Riverboat Casino. The coach will return to Carnation by 6:30 p.m. on Thursday, Nov. 29. This great trip is only $109 per person, double occupancy, or $142 for a single. The center must have at least 20 participants so make reservations now at (425) 333-4152.
   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.
   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.
   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. For more information, contact Marilyn Slanina at (425) 333-4759.
   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.