Northwest NEWS

April 29, 2002


Around the Valley

Compassionate communication workshops
   Two free workshops on compassionate communication are being offered on Saturday, May 11, in the Holy Innocents Church Fellowship Hall. Introduction to non-violent communication (NVC) is 9 a.m. to noon. Deepening NVC skills is from 1-4 p.m. Free on-site childcare is available with pre-registration. Call Children's Services of Sno-Valley at (425) 788-7924 to register.
   Duvall Civic Club plant sale
   The Duvall Civic Club will hold their annual plant sale on Saturday, May 11, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., behind the Duvall Library. There will also be an arts and crafts show and sale by local artists which will be held in the Rose Room of the library. Raffle tickets for special prizes will be sold.
   Pumps & Grinds After Hours
   Friday, May 3, is going to be a special evening at Pumps & Grinds, which will have the privilege of hosting a fund-raising dinner and concert for one of the musicians who has suffered a debilitating virus which has damaged his heart. William and Alene Bertman have been an integral part of P&G for several years, so it is Pumps & Grinds' pleasure to give something back to them in their time of need. This event is reservations only. Saturday, May 4, begins the evening with an art opening from 6-7 p.m., featuring local artist Megan Rush. Share in the celebration of Megan's first show in Duvall. Then hang around for the monthly blues jam which starts at 7:30 p.m. Pumps & Grinds is located at 15614 Main St., Duvall, across the street from the public library. Call (425) 844-2766 for information.
   Volunteers needed at Hopelink's food banks
   Hopelink serves homeless and low-income families throughout north and east King County. Each week, Hopelink's Emergency Service Centers serve over 1,000 families. Volunteers are needed to help sort food from a large food drive on Saturday, May 11. Youth volunteers who are at least 14 years old are welcome to volunteer. For more information, call Hopelink's Volunteer Coordinator at (425) 869-6066.
   Sno-Valley Senior Center activities
   Benefit plant sale, Friday, May 3, and Saturday, May 4, from 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Hanging baskets, annuals and red, white and blue perennials. Soup Caf and bake sale. In conjunction with the sale, the seniors will be selling Krispy Kreme donuts by the dozen.
   Beat arthritis. Join the Sno-Valley Seniors for a presentation on a diet and exercise plan on May 2. Lecture free and transportation to UW is $3. Van will leave the center at 10 a.m. and return at 3:30 p.m.
   For information call (425) 333-4152.
   Be a mentor
   The Snoqualmie Valley Mentoring Program/Friends of Youth seeks caring, positive, fun-loving, responsible adult volunteers to mentor local elementary and middle school youth for eight hours each month. The next training session is free and will be held on Saturday, April 13. Please call Casey at (425) 844-9669, ext. 100 for more information.
   Riverview early kindergarten entrance
   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.
   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.