Northwest NEWS

November 19, 2001


Around the Valley

Alkai Diggins and Flasque in Carnation
   Alkai Diggins and Flasque will play Friday, Nov. 30, 7:30 p.m., in the Carnation Elementary multi-purpose room. Alkai Diggins is an alternative metal band from Duvall. Ryan Price, Dan Hirata, Justin Atkinson, Ash Major and JR Stewart have been writing their own music and performing for four years. Alkai Diggins has been actively playing in many venues in the Seattle area the past six months. They, along with the band Flasque (Jessica Bos, Mike Cunningham and Tory Mckaeg) will each perform all their new and old songs. Main Street Music and Seattle Sound Systems will help make this a great show for the Valley. Hopelink and the city of Carnation provided the location. T-shirts, CDs, concessions and more will be for sale. Check out Alkai Diggins Website at Cost is $7 at the door or $6 with a can of food. Please call Kathy at Main Street Music for any questions at (425) 844-2988.
   Elf workshop
   An elf workshop will be held at Stillwater Elementary on Dec. 1, from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Festive holiday make-n-take crafts, bake sale and fun, fun, fun. Vendors welcome. Call Shelley at (425) 788-3638.
   Holiday restorative yoga workshop
   On Sunday, Nov. 25, 1-4 p.m., Two Rivers Yoga in Carnation is offering a replenishing, restorative workshop that will help burn off that Thanksgiving dinner and restore energy. Meditation will also be explored to help uplift spirits while staying grounded as the festive season begins. All are welcome, no previous yoga experience necessary. Cost is $50. Call Kelley Rush to sign up or for more information at Two Rivers Yoga and Massage, (425) 333-4295.
   Children's indoor playground
   Tired of being stuck inside? Bring your 0 to 5-year-old to Children's Services of Sno-Valley's indoor playground, open Wednesdays through Fridays from 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. The playground provides a convenient drop-in activity for families of young children. A $1 donation is asked and parents are required to supervise their children. Call (425) 788-7924 for information.
   The perfect party place
   Children's Services of Sno-Valley's indoor playground provides the perfect spot for children's parties. Facility rents for $25 for two hours. Call (425) 788-7924 to schedule an event.
   Seniors can 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. Spend the evening as you wish, but rejoin the group for a 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.
   TMS 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.
   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.
   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.