Northwest NEWS

November 26, 2001


Around the Valley

Bake sale
   The Sno-Valley Senior Center in Carnation will hold a bake sale on Dec. 1 from noon to 5 p.m. There will be home-made confections in half-dozen batches, craft bazaar and hot lunch at the soup kitchen.
   Tree lighting in Duvall
   The city of Duvall will be hosting this year's annual Holiday Tree Lighting ceremony on Dec. 8 at Stephens and Main St. under the large cedar tree. Meet at the Duvall Church at 4 p.m. to load up for a hay ride on wheels (pickup trucks) for caroling through the city. At 5 p.m. join up with the fire department to parade Santa down to the tree where the city will turn on the lights. Enjoy some hot cider and goodies while listening to joyful music and taking your turn on the real horse and wagon hay ride along the river.
   Learn to prevent falls
   The Sno-Valley Senior Center will host a presentation on "Fall Factors" on Thursday, Nov. 29, at 11 a.m. A fall prevention program for older adults will be presented by Eastside Fire and Rescue. Not only will you learn how to identify trip hazards in your home, but also you can find out how to receive a free home inspection. If you qualify for the inspection, not only will an Eastside Fire and Rescue employee come to your home and professionally inspect it, but they will install free of charge risk reduction devices such as grab bars and handrails. This program is sponsored by a grant from Central Region Emergency Services and Trauma Care Council.
   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.
   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.
   Pumps & Grinds After Hours
   A Celtic Yuletide Celebration will be held Nov. 30, 7 p.m., at Pumps & Grinds. This will be a special soiree that will feature Dowry, the Scottish/Irish fusion ensemble. Rooted in Duvall, members of Dowry include William and Alene Bertmann, guitars; Susan Burke, fiddle; Jennifer Parkinson, bass; and friends. Reservations ($15) are required by calling (425) 844-2766. Delightful hors d'oeuvres and a selection of wines are available with admission. On Saturday night, Dec. 1, Pumps & Grinds opens its doors to its first Saturday Blues Jam hosted by Charles Eliot at 7 p.m. No cover. Pumps & Grinds is located at 15614 Main St., Duvall, across the street from the public library. Call (425) 844-2766 for information or reservations.
   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.
   Volunteers needed for Meals on Wheels
   Meals on Wheels delivery volunteers are needed at the Sno-Valley Senior Center in Carnation to sort and deliver orders on Thursday afternoons for one to two hours. Training and assistance are provided. Call Kate Miller at (425) 333-4152.