Northwest NEWS

May 6, 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 held.
   Giant plant and bake sale
   A giant plant and bake sale will be held Sunday, May 19, from 1-4 p.m., at the Tualco Grange Hall (on Tualco Road south of Monroe).
   Quilt raffle
   During Duvall Days the Cherry Gardens Horticulture Club will be selling raffle tickets for a quilt that is of a star design and hand quilted, in keeping with memories of the 9-11 losses people have suffered. It is red, white and blue. The drawing will be during the Sandblast Festival. Proceeds from the quilt help support the club activities that provide two scholarships for LWVT students and include donations to the local food bank.
   Horticulture club meets
   Cherry Gardens Horticulture Club meets the 3rd Monday at 7:30 p.m. at Cherry Valley Elementary School. There is an annual plant exchange in April, various garden tours, flower show activities, a picnic in the summer and a Christmas party. Yearly dues are $10. New members and guests always welcome. Contact Rose at (425) 788-2169 from noon to 8 p.m. 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
   Caregivers Support Group: Free. Held on the 1st and 3rd Tuesday from 1-2 p.m. with social worker Tammy Clark.
   Lifetime Fitness Program: Every Monday, Wednesday and Friday, 9:30-10:45. Exercise class for seniors. Cost is $25 for 12 classes or may be covered by Group Health.
   Watercolor classes: Two classes in May. Call 333-4152.
   Mother's Day steak dinner. Seats at 4:30 and 6 p.m. Steak, chicken or salmon. Music by the "Kids."
   Free help for caregivers. A free program, called Powerful Tools for Caregivers, offers skills to help. The program will be held on Thursdays for six weeks, starting June 6, from 1-3:30 p.m. Call Tammy Clark at (425) 333-4152.
   Learn to knit: Knitting classes every Monday in May from 9:30-11:30 a.m. $10 per session.
   For information, call (425) 333-4152.
   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.
   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.
   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.