Northwest NEWS

August 12, 2002


Around the Valley

End of Summer Festival in Carnation
   Come join in on the fun! Friends of Youth, in conjunction with Children's Services, King County Organizing Committee and Snoqualmie Valley Community Network, will be holding the first ever End of Summer Festival. The event will take place at Tolt/MacDonald Park in Carnation on Friday, Aug. 16, from 4:30-7:30 p.m. Hot dogs, veggie dogs, chips and pop will be provided. There will be music, arts and crafts for the kids and inflatable bouncers and obstacle course for the kids' enjoyment. Bring the entire family and enjoy the evening together. For more information, contact Trevor Thirsk at (425) 844-9669, ext. 101.
   Preschool and toddler classes
   Children's Services of Sno-Valley is accepting registrations for the 3 and 4-year-old preschool classes and 12 to 36-month-old toddler playgroups. Classes begin the week of Sept. 16. Call (425) 788-7924 to register or for more information.
   P & G AfterHours
   Friday, Aug. 16, is a private party featuring Dowry. This trio consists of Susan Burke on fiddle and William and Alene Bertman on steel strung and classical guitar. Original music will be performed from the Bertmans' debut CD entitled "Dowry of Guitar" as well as traditional Scottish and Irish jigs and reels featuring Susan Burke. The party begins at 8 p.m. and reservations are required. Call (425) 844-2766.
   Saturday, Aug. 17, begins with Elaine Lau's art opening of pastel drawings of scenes from the Duvall area. She is primarily moved by a deep appreciation of beautiful, dynamic shapes and the need to do them justice in her drawings and paintings. The art opening starts at 6 p.m., followed by singer/songwriters Mat Price and Rebecca Cohen at 7:30 p.m. P & G is located at 15614 Main St., Duvall, across the street from the public library. Call (425) 844-2766 for information.
   Sno-Valley Senior Center activities
   Local help caring for older adults
   Are you caring for someone who is coping with the effects of stroke, diabetes or minor dementia? The Sno-Valley Senior Center in Carnation can help. The center offers the Adult Day Health program for older adults experiencing physical, mental or social problems. The certified program provides therapeutic activities that engage the mind and body while offering a break to the caregiver. Service is provided Monday, Tuesday and Thursday at the center in Carnation and Wednesday at the Mount Si Senior Center in North Bend from 9:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Fees are based on a sliding scale with Medicaid and State Respite coverage available to eligible participants. Door to door transportation can be arranged for those who need it. Contact Tammy Clark at the center at (425) 333-4152.
   Eastside Literacy will study English with movies
   Eastside Literacy, a program of Hopelink, is offering a special opportunity to learn English through watching American movies this summer. It will be held in the Woodinville Library on Monday nights starting June 10, from 6:30-8:30 p.m. ESL will study English through watching American films, and then discuss the setting, plot and 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.