Northwest NEWS

January 21, 2002


Around the Valley

Friends of Cherry Valley to meet
   Friends of Cherry Valley will meet on Jan. 30, 7 p.m., at the Cherry Valley Community Club, at the intersection of Cherry Valley and Kelly Roads. Friends of Cherry Valley formed two years ago to oppose a planned rock quarry in Cherry Valley. For information, call Alexandria Fairbanks at (425) 844-1156, or e-mail avfairbanks
   Ducks Unlimited banquet
   The Snoqualmie Valley chapter of Ducks Unlimited will hold the 2002 annual banquet on Feb. 7 at the Embassy Suites at Eastgate in Bellevue. There will be a prime rib dinner, open bar, auctions, raffles and games. Mark your calendars and call now for reservations at (206) 344-1166.
   Carnival at Chief Kanim
   The Chief Kanim Middle School PTSA Winter Carnival will be held on Friday, Jan. 25, 6-9 p.m. The carnival will have 20 booths with food and games. For more information, call (425) 831-8225.
   Chinese New Year luncheon
   Celebrate the Chinese New Year with the Sno-Valley Seniors on Monday, Jan. 28, at noon. The center will be serving chicken and broccoli stir-fry, white rice, oriental vegetables, wheat roll and fortune cookie. The center is located at 4610 Stephens Ave. in Carnation. A donation of $3 is asked for if age 60-plus, if under age 60, the cost of lunch is $5.75. For more information, call (425) 333-4152.
   Audubon Society events
   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,
   Protecting the Olympic Coast Sanctuary and Beyond, on Thursday, Jan. 24, 7 p.m., at the Northlake Unitarian-Universalist Church, 308 4th Ave. S. in Kirkland. This is a presentation by Fred Felleman with the Olympic Coast National Marine Sanctuary. Social hour 6-7 p.m.
   Birding the Hotspots of King County on Monday, Jan. 28, 9 a.m. to noon. Field trips on the fourth Monday of each month to wherever the birds are. Meet before 9 a.m. at the north end of Newport Hills Park & Ride (I-405, exit 9). Passenger cost/person is $2. Contact Hugh Jennings at (425) 746-6351.
   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.
   Valley Drum and Dance performance
   Valley Drum and Dance will perform on Saturday, Jan. 26, 7-10:30 p.m., at the Fall City Masonic Lodge on 337th, one block off 202 in downtown Fall City. The Valley Drum and Dance is a roving community celebration of the arts in the Snoqualmie Valley. The group moves quarterly from Duvall to North Bend and features African-based percussion, drum circles and a showing of local visual artists. $5 donation, children and seniors free. For more information, contact Lee at (425) 333-4954.
   Neck and shoulders yoga workshop
   On Sunday, Jan. 27, from 1-2:30 p.m., Two Rivers Yoga and Massage will offer a neck and shoulders yoga workshop. The neck and shoulders often hold a great deal of tension and can lead to headaches, pain and muscle spasms. In this workshop, Kelley Rush will teach better postural awareness and yoga stretches to alleviate tension, strengthen weak back and neck muscles, release stress and relax. No previous yoga experience necessary. Cost is $20 per person. Call Kelley at (425) 333-4295 to register or for more information.
   Pumps & Grinds After Hours
   On Friday, Jan. 25, Pumps & Grinds will have its very first Hootenanny. This private party will feature a concert by Duvall's own Stillwater Hillbillies. The evening promises to be a "hoot." On Saturday, Jan. 26, SilkROOT returns by popular demand. With their creative weaving of upbeat rock, funk, fusion, classical and reggae, SilkROOT appeases the appetite of those longing for new music. Shows start at 7 p.m. so come early for a light supper, a pot of tea and pastries. Pumps & Grinds is located at 15614 Main St., Duvall, across the street from the public library. Call (425) 844-2766 for information.
   Meals on Wheels-food for homebound seniors
   Winter weather brings chilling and slick weather conditions, making it difficult for some seniors to leave their home to shop for groceries. Meals on Wheels offers a selection of 35 complete breakfast, lunch and dinner entrees to "Homebound seniors age 60 and over." The cost of each meal is a suggested donation of $3. Participants decide for themselves what, if anything, they wish to contribute. If you know a senior who could benefit from meals being delivered to their home, please call the Meals on Wheels program at Sno-Valley Senior Center at (425) 333-4152. A program of Senior Services.
   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.