Northwest NEWS

March 11, 2002


Around the Valley

Pottery sale
   Terra Nova Studio is holding a pottery sale on Saturday, March 16, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. at Fit Happens Studio, 26401 N.E. Richardson, Duvall (above Charlie's Pizza). Offering a wide range of handmade, functional and artistic pottery. Cash or check only.
   Railroad video premier
   The Snoqualmie Valley Historical Society, sponsor of Milwaukee Railroad Documentary Video Project, is inviting residents to attend the Grand Premiere of the society's 30-minute documentary video, "The Milwaukee Everett Branch: Its People," on Sunday, March 17. Two screenings will be held at 2 and 3 p.m. at the North Bend Library, 115 E. 4th St., North Bend. See historic 1950s home movies and archival interviews taken during a four-year span with people who either lived along the Everett Branch or who worked for the Milwaukee Railroad. Hear the stories of life as early as 1910 in the Snoqualmie Valley. Free admission.
   New medical clinic open house
   Evergreen Healthcare will host an open house on Saturday, March 16, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at its new medical facility in Duvall, located in the Copper Hill Square development (14720 Main St. N.E., Suite C3). The Evergreen Medical Group, Duvall, scheduled to open March 21, consists of more than 3,100 square feet with seven exam rooms, one procedure room and an X-ray room and laboratory. Guests will have an opportunity to tour the new facility and meet with Dr. Luba Kihichak and Dr. Philip Milam, both primary care physicians who will be located at the new facility.
   Chiildcare co-op open house
   Children's Services of Sno-Valley's Saturday childcare co-op has been going strong for several months and is looking for new participants. Participants receive free childcare for their 1 to 6-year-old in exchange for volunteering. Visit the co-op (at 15904 Main St., Duvall) between 10 a.m. and noon on March 16 to find out what it is all about. Feel free to bring your children. Call (425) 788-7924 for more information.
   Aloha Adventure
   Family Fun Night presents an Aloha Adventure. Hawaiian-style fun for the whole family will include hula entertainment and instruction, island crafts and a special tropical treat. The event will be on Friday, March 15, from 6:30-8 p.m. in the Carnation Elementary multi-purpose room. Interested in volunteering? Call Children's Services of Sno-Valley at (425) 788-7924 to sign up and make this a big success.
   Early kindergarten entrance applications available
   Riverview School District is accepting applications for early entrance to kindergarten. Only children who are tested as having highly exceptional intellectual skills and as having considerably above age level social skills will be considered for early entrance. Actual early entrance for admitted children is on a space available basis. To request that your child enter kindergarten before he/she reaches the legal age of entry, schedule an appointment with the elementary school principal. All early entrance applications must be made in writing to the school principal by May 15, 2002.
   Smoked sausage breakfast
   The St. Anthony Men's Club annual smoked sausage breakfast will be held Sunday, March 17, from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. at St. Anthony's Catholic Church in Carnation. The public is invited. Donations only.
   Raise the Roof, Catch the Vision
   Donations of items or monies are currently being sought for the first annual auction of the Duvall Church and Christian School. Donations must be made by April 30. The dinner auction will be held June 8. Proceeds from the auction will benefit the church and school building fund. For questions, call Kerri Roetcisoender at (425) 788-5479 or Laurell Ramirez at (425) 788-7215.
   Fall City rummage and bake sale
   The United Methodist women will hold their annual rummage and bake sale on Saturday, March 16, from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Fall City United Methodist Church, 4326 337th Pl. S.E. There will be a large variety of items for sale.
   Reception to honor Willow Guptill
   A reception honoring Willow Morris Guptill will be held at the Sno-Valley Senior Center in Carnation on Saturday, March 16, from 2-4 p.m. Willow grew up on the family farm near Carnation, which had been homesteaded by her grandfather, Shamgar Morris, in 1870. After World War II, she and her husband, Cecil Guptill, moved to Monroe, returning to the family farm near Carnation after Cecil retired. Friends and family are invited to join her for cake and coffee, and share memories of the Valley's history.
   Pumps & Grinds After Hours
   Friday, March 15, promises to be another exciting evening of music with Fidelity Grange. This popular band combines the power and history of bluegrass music with the lyric sensitivity of folk, and wraps it all in a modern package. Saturday, March 16, Pumps & Grinds welcomes Rebecca Cohen and Matt Price for an evening of soulful and heart-stealing songs, presented by two of the area's most engaging and personable entertainers. Rebecca's songs are a rich mix of folk, pop and country. Matt is a seasoned performer and recording artist. All shows start at 7 p.m. with a suggested donation of $5. Pumps & Grinds is located at 15614 Main St., Duvall, across the street from the public library. Call (425) 844-2766 for information.
   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.
   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.
   Primalux Yoga now in Duvall
   Primalux Yoga has opened a new studio on 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.
   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.
   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.