Northwest NEWS

December 31, 2001


Around the Valley

Novelty Cemetery meeting
   A meeting of the Novelty Cemetery Association will be held on Jan. 8, 2002, 7 p.m., in the Rose Room of the Duvall Library. All members welcome. Call (425) 788-2416 or 788-2004 for further information.
   Watercolor painting classes
   Watercolor painting classes will be held at the Sno-Valley Senior Center, 4610 Stephens Ave. in Carnation, beginning Jan. 11, from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Artist Marty Masden will instruct six two-hour sessions. The class is designed for beginner and expert. Cost is $35 for members and $40 for non-members. Pre-registration is required. Call (425) 333-4152.
   Pumps & Grinds After Hours
   On Saturday, Jan. 5, Pumps & Grinds welcomes the blues. This monthly open mike offers an evening of rockin' and soulful performers. Artists please sign up early; program starts at 7 p.m. Light suppers. Pumps & Grinds is located at 15614 Main St., Duvall, across the street from the public library. Call (425) 844-2766 for information.
   Seniors January trips to museums
   The Sno-Valley Seniors are on the move again with two day trips scheduled for January. Start off on Friday, Jan. 4, with a trip to the Nordic Heritage Museum in Ballard. Cost is $7 including admission. This unique facility brings history alive with vibrant exhibits that celebrate the legacy of immigrants from Denmark, Norway, Finland, Iceland and Sweden.
   On Wednesday, Jan. 23, the seniors will visit the Microsoft Museum. Cost is $3. This facility shows how the Microsoft Corporation, in just 25 short years, revolutionized our homes and work. All day trips include round-trip transportation in the center's vans to and from the center. Wheelchair use and home delivery after the trip are available on a case-by-case basis. Talk to Kate MIller for information. Pre-registration is required. Call (425) 333-4152.
   Sno-Valley Seniors steak dinner
   John and Marge Qualls are sponsoring the Jan. 12 Sno-Valley Senior Center steak dinner. John and Marge made a bighearted donation in honor of all the fabulous volunteers who work at the center. In addition this month only; live music while you dine. Steak, salmon or chicken are served with baked potato and salad bar. Dinners range from $6 to $12. Reservations are required for either the 4:30 p.m. or 6 p.m. seating. Please be prepared to order your entree when you make your reservation. The band, led by Bev and Bill Thomas, plays an eclectic mix of Scandinavian music, '30s and '40s swing and even a little country thrown in for good measure.
   Parenting series
   Family Resources Northwest will begin a six-week parenting series, "Common Sense Parenting," for parents who want to build on their existing skills or learn new ways to deal with their child's problem behaviors. The series will be held on Tuesdays, from Jan. 8 to Feb. 12 at Monroe Middle School, 351 Short Columbia, Monroe, from 7-9 p.m. Cost is $45, including class book. Pre-registration required. Call (360) 794-2003.
   SFS Rainy Camp 2002
   Rainy Camp is the Seattle Folklore Society's folk singing weekend retreat an institution around these parts for over a decade. The camp will be held at Camp Don Bosco in Carnation on Feb. 1-3, 2002. Last year, the new chapel was filled with resounding harmonies. Up to five workshops will be running at once; choices abound! Workshops vary from performer-related to topical. Last year's selections included kazoo, bawdy broadsides, show tunes, storytelling in song, and sea songs, among others, plus there's space for spontaneous write-in workshops. Friday evening starts with a potluck and group song circle. Accommodations are bunks in heated dorms with adjoining bathrooms. For more information, visit the SFS Website or call Jean Call at (425) 747-7655 or Bruce at 783-6824.
   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.
   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.
   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.