Northwest NEWS

May 13, 2002


Around the Valley

Meeting on sex offender housing
   Sex offender housing in the communities is now required by state law. Will Monroe have to take housing for sex offenders? State, county and local lawmakers will answer questions and take input from residents at a community meeting on Thursday, May 23, 7-9 p.m. at the Monroe High School Performing Arts Center, 17001 Tester Road, Monroe.
   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). Garden experts will be on hand to answer questions. Free advice from landscape designer and old rose expert. Enjoy coffee and homebaked goodies while browsing hundreds of plants.
   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.
   Pumps & Grinds After Hours
   Saturday, May 18, Mat Price and Rebecca Cohen will offer a special evening of music. Individually, these two are both seasoned performers and songwriters and together they deliver a soulful blend of witty, intricate and well-crafted songs with smooth harmonies and warm presence. All shows start at 7:30 p.m. and there is a suggested donation of $5.