Northwest NEWS

July 1, 2002


Around the Valley

Cherry Valley School reunion
   Duvall's annual "Old Cherry Valley School Reunion" will be held July 13 from noon to 4 p.m. at Taylor's Landing Park (by the river) in Duvall. A potluck lunch will be at 1 p.m. If you went to grade school or high school in the "old" building, come join the fun visiting classmates and teachers. Bring your chair and a potluck dish. Coffee and punch are provided. For more information, call (425) 788-1135.
   Spaghetti feed and shortcake at Senior Center
   The Sno-Valley Senior Center will be hosting a spaghetti dinner on July 3 from 5-8 p.m. Sponsored by the center's fitness instructor, Paige Denison, this meal has been a tradition for the 4th of July 5K runners. But you don't have to run a marathon to appreciate this great dinner that includes spaghetti, green salad, garlic bread and beverages for $7 for adults and $3.50 for children under 10. On the 4th, the center will serve its famous strawberry shortcake. Shortcake is baked from scratch and heaped with fresh strawberries and real whipped cream. Shortcake is $3.50 and will be sold from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. on July 4. All proceeds go to support the center in its goal of keeping Snoqualmie Valley senior citizens active, engaged and in their own homes. For more information, call the center at (425) 333-4152.
   Pumps & Grinds After Hours
   July 6 is the monthly blues jam hosted by the ever-popular Charles Eliot. Bring the whole family in for dinner and music. Pumps & Grinds is located at 15614 Main St., Duvall, across the street from the public library. Call (425) 844-2766 for information.
   Summer camps
   Register now for Children's Services of Sno-Valley's summer camps. Camps for 4-6 and 7-10-year-olds will run M-F, 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., during the weeks of July 15, July 29, August 5, August 12 and August 19. With themes such as merchant in a marketplace, African safari and riding the railroad, there's something for everyone. Call (425) 788-7924 to register or for more information.
   Preschool and toddler classes
   Children's Services of Sno-Valley is accepting registrations for their 3 and 4-year-old preschool classes and 24-36 month toddler playgroups. Using multiple intelligences theory, the preschool focuses on problem solving, building self-reliance and learning through creative play. Daytime and evening toddler playgroups provide opportunity for parent-child interaction in a rich classroom environment. Classes begin the week of Sept. 16. Call (425) 788-7924 to register or for more information.
   Braithburn Academy summer camp registration
   Braithburn Academy in Duvall has begun summer camp registration. Braithburn offers quality camp programs for preschool and school-age children. Contact Shannon at (425) 788-4343.
   characters. There is no charge and all immediate or advanced ESL students are welcome to attend. Please call Kati at (425) 558-2459 for more information.
   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.
   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.
   Free help for caregivers. Are you taking care of a friend or family member who suffers from chronic illness, including Alzheimer's or dementia. 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.
   New computer classes. Mondays is "introduction to computers." Fridays is "introduction to surfing the web." Both classes are 11 a.m. to noon and cost $25 for members and $35 for non-members. For more information, call Kate Miller at 333-4152.
   Don't like to drive? Volunteer transport is available for seniors who need to visit their doctor. Clients needed. Drivers can take seniors to appointments as far away as Seattle. Call 1-800-282-5815 to register or for more information.
   Neck and back massage on the third Wednesday of the month by appt, between 12:30 and 2:30 p.m. Sessions last 15 minutes and cost $15. Free demo on March 13, 12:30 p.m.
   Computer lab. Lab open from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Friday and free for any Senior Center member to use. Memberships are $10 for individual and $15 for a family.
   For information on all of the above activities, stop by the center or call (425) 333-4152.
   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.