Northwest NEWS

January 28, 2002


Around the Valley

Meeting on W-D Bridge closure
   The public is invited to attend a meeting to inform the community about this summer's closure of the Woodinville-Duvall Bridge on Tuesday, Feb. 5, 7:30 p.m. in the Cedarcrest High School auditorium. Officials from King County Department of Transportation and the city of Duvall will attend.
   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. For information, call Alexandria Fairbanks, secretary, at (425) 844-1156 or
   Reiki in Duvall
   Reiki is a non-intrusive hands-on method of natural healing; utilizing life force energy to assist in clearing the energy centers of the body. Practitioners say Reiki promotes a state of total relaxation, supports the body's natural ability to heal itself, cleanses the body of toxins, strengthens the immune systems and balances the body's energy system. There will be a Reiki presentation and demonstration on Feb. 7 at the Duvall Healing Arts Center, 26405 N.E. Valley St. from 7-8 p.m. Call to reserve a space at (425) 788-7100.
   Braithburn Academy begins fall preschool enrollment
   Braithburn Academy in Duvall begins fall preschool enrollment Feb. 1. Braithburn offers developmentally appropriate lesson plans, hands-on learning, a lead teacher with 11 years experience, use of positive guidance, teaching of self-help and social skills, parent teacher conferences and unlimited opportunities for discovery and fun. Enrollment is open to children who are 2 1/2 to 4 years old by Sept. 1. Optional childcare is offered before or after preschool. Space is limited. Please call (425) 788-4343 to set up an appointment for a tour.
   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.
   Monthly meditations at Two Rivers Yoga
   Two Rivers Yoga will be offering meditation on the first Sunday of every month beginning Feb. 3, from 10:30 a.m. to noon. Call (425) 333-4295 for information.
   Mentors needed
   Make a positive difference in the life of a young person. The Snoqualmie Valley Mentoring Program/Friends of Youth seeks caring, positive, fun-loving, responsible adult volunteers to mentor local 9-14-year-old youth. Free training is Saturday, Feb. 2, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. (lunch provided). Call Casey at (425) 844-9669, ext. 100 for more information.
   Flexible spine series in Duvall
   The Feldenkrais Method aids people in becoming more aware of physical actions, feelings, thoughts and imagination by using a variety of movement explorations. Practitioners say learning, through movement, with enhanced awareness, can lead to stepping forward with more purpose and creativity. Jane McClenney, Certified Feldenkrais practitioner, will be offering a three-week class, "The Flexible Spine" at Duvall Healing Arts Center on Tuesdays, Feb. 5, 12 and 19, from 6:30-8 p.m. Cost is $55 for the series; please call (206) 371-8310 to register. Registration ends Feb. 1. Please wear warm, comfortable clothing to class.
   Audubon Society events
   Saturday, Feb. 2, Olympia Watershed Park. This park has a 1.5 mile trail that winds through diverse coniferous and deciduous woodlands. Visit the tidal mudflats of Priest Point State Park, then the Olympia waterfront. Bring a lunch and meet before 8 a.m. at the north end of Newport Hills Park & Ride (I-405, exit 9). Passenger cost/person is $4. Contact Hugh Jennings at (425) 746-6351.
   Wellness discussion
   A Wellness and Absorption Talk (It's not what we eat but what we absorb that counts) is set for Feb. 4, 7-9 p.m. at the Duvall Healing Arts Center, 26405 N.E. Valley St., Duvall. $5 per person. Call (425) 788-7100 to register.
   Primalux Yoga now in Duvall
   Primalux Yoga has opened a new studio in Duvall in the Duvall Plaza Building at 15705 Main St. Instructors Cathy and Christopher Iacobazzi have over 30 years experience combined in this ancient art and science. There are 20 classes a week along with Tai Chi and monthly Partner workshops. Call (425) 844-6224 for information and their new winter schedule.
   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
   A local group will be performing Friday night, Feb. 1. "Local Bogg" brings a refreshing sound of vintage pop/rock and originals. "Local Bogg" was formed through a collaboration of artists performing at Pumps & Grinds blues jam. Saturday, Feb. 2, is the monthly blues jam hosted by Charles Eliot. All shows start at 7 p.m. and there is a suggested $5 donation. You might want to come early and sample some of the best quiche on the planet. 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 calls 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 at Camp Don Bosco in Carnation on Feb. 1-3. 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.