Northwest NEWS

January 14, 2002


Around the Valley

Presentation for parents
   Find out what teens are saying about drug/alcohol use, peer pressure and school safety at a meeting on Jan. 16, 7-8:30 p.m., at Tolt Middle School. Kevin Haggerty, a local parent and researcher at the UW, will present this data as well as look at what parents can do to support students. Refreshments at 6:30, childcare will be provided. Call Joan Zoet at (425) 844-4755 for information. Registration required only with childcare.
   Audubon Society events
   Saturday, Jan. 19, 8 a.m. to noon, West Seattle shoreline. Contact Hugh Jennings at (425) 746-6351.
   Saturday, Jan. 19, 10 a.m. to noon, Juanita Bay work parties. Held every 3rd Saturday of each month. Contact Jan McGruder at (425) 822-8580.
   Winter bird watching for beginners. Two class sessions and two field trips teach the basics of bird identification and birding etiquette and ethics, as well as equipment selection, field guides and local birding areas. Classes are Tuesdays, Jan. 22 and 29, 6:30-9 p.m. at REI Redmond Town Center. Field trips are Saturday, Jan. 26 or Sunday, Jan. 27 (half-day morning, half of class will go each day). Cost $60 for ELWAS members, $80 for non-members. For more information, contact Mike or Diane West at (425) 821-2044, e-mail
   A special time together
   Children's Services of Sno-Valley's Evening Toddler Playgroup provides working parents a great opportunity for quality time with their toddler. Classes meet from 6:30-8 p.m. on the 2nd and 4th Tuesdays of each month. Tuition is $20/month, plus a non-refundable registration fee of $10. Call (425) 788-7924 to request a registration packet.
   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 trip to Microsoft museum
   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. Preregistration is required. Call (425) 333-4152.
   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. About 100 folks usually attend from British Columbia to California to Eastern Washington. 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. Last year's cooks will be there, offering more vegetarian choices. 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
   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.