Northwest NEWS

February 4, 2002


Around the Valley

Generation Gap at Jazz Night
   Jazz fans get a mid-week opportunity to swing the night away at the 6th annual Jazz Night at Cedarcrest High School auditorium. The event takes place Wednesday, Feb. 6, at 7:30 p.m. As usual, Jazz Night will feature music from the Generation Gap Big Band, as well as CHS students. Tickets are available at the door for $5. Proceeds from the concert will benefit the CHS music department and the Snoqualmie Valley Scholarship Fund. For more information about this performance, call Steve Blake at (425) 844-4826.
   Pumps & Grinds After Hours
   On Friday, Feb. 8, the band "Fidelity Grange" combines the power and history of bluegrass music and lyric sensitivity of folk and wraps it all in a modern package. The band's evolution was highlighted at this year's Chilliwack Bluegrass Festival with the release of their CD "Thrasher's Corner." The band members have successfully melded together to produce the very recognizable Fidelity Grange sound and with each performance they take their audience through a wide spectrum of emotions, resulting in a very entertaining experience. On Sat., Feb. 9, is the monthly open mike with host Jack Brand. Pumps & Grinds is located at 15614 Main St., Duvall, across the street from the public library. Call (425) 844-2766 for information.
   Reiki is coming to Duvall
   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.
   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.
   Meals on Wheels
   Meals on Wheels offers a selection of 35 complete breakfast, lunch and dinner entrees to "homebound seniors age 60 and over." Call the Meals on Wheels program at Sno-Valley Senior Center at (425) 333-4152.
   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.