Northwest NEWS

September 9, 2002


Around the Valley

P & G AfterHours
   Sept. 14 - Art opening from 5-7 p.m. This month's art show is comprised of 16 students who study with Duvall artist Diane Brudnicki. This show is a must-see, with work ranging from portraits, animals and landscapes to abstracts, and each piece is uniquely inspiring. These pieces are created by children ages 8 to 16. Come support these local young artists and maybe take home a piece of work that one day may be very valuable. At 7:30 p.m., the open mike is scheduled, with performers from all over the Seattle area. There is a suggested donation of $5. P & G is located at 15614 Main St., Duvall, across the street from the public library. Call (425) 844-2766 for information.
   Yoga workshop for neck and shoulders
   A yoga neck and shoulders workshop is scheduled for Sunday, Sept. 22, 10-11:30 a.m., at Carnation's Two Rivers Yoga and Massage. The neck and shoulders often hold a great deal of tension that can lead to headaches, pain and muscle spasms. In this workshop, Kelley Rush will help students develop better postural awareness, learn stretches to alleviate tension, strengthen weak shoulder and neck muscles, release stress and deeply relax through guided breathing. Workshop includes a handout for home. No previous yoga experience necessary. For more information on this workshop or for a yoga class schedule, call (425) 333-4295 or visit them at Cost is $25.
   Health fair at senior center
   It's one-stop shopping for all healthcare needs on Friday, Sept. 13 at the Sno-Valley Senior Activity Center in Carnation when they host the "All Health Breaks Loose" Health Fair. The fair will be open from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. There will be information on a host of different programs and services available in the Valley - all in one place and all for free. Information will be available on prescription medications (bring them along), services for seniors or disabled adults, health programs at the center and using the center or county's access van services. Also available will be free blood pressure checks, mini-massage and reflexology treatment and door prizes. Hot soup and a roll will be available at noon for $3, including coffee or milk. The center is located behind Carnation City Hall. Call (425) 333-4152 for information.
   Life skills classes
   A six-week series of life skills classes will be held in the Carnation Library meeting room beginning Tuesday, Sept. 17, from 7-8:30 p.m. Learn to facilitate new living skills and create new productive patterns for life. The series will include the following classes: week one-thought; week two-perception; week three-choice and accountability; week four-abundance and gratitude; week five-health and healing; week six-harmony and rhythm. For more information, contact Tamara Kelly or Evelyn Smith at (425) 445-5465 or Kathryn Oler at (425) 836-0163.
   Dance teacher holds open house for new dance school
   Elise Leonti, a professional dancer/teacher, will hold an open house for her new dance school on Thursday, Sept. 12, from 4:30-6 p.m. at the site of the new school, 14701 Main St. NE #C-6 (sharing space with Traditional Taekwon Do College of Duvall). Elise has an extensive background in multiple forms of dance, including ballet, jazz and modern dance. There will be a short performance at 5:30 p.m. Class schedules and registration forms will be available. Classes begin Sept. 17. For more information, call (425) 788-4480.
   Senior Center monthly dinner
   The Sno-Valley Senior Center monthly dinner will be held Saturday, Sept.14, 4:30 and 6 p.m., featuring a choice of steak, salmon or chicken, served with a huge salad bar and baked potatoes. Dinner is $12 and includes beverage and dessert. Call (425) 333-4152 for information.
   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.
   Sno-Valley Senior Center activities
   Lunch at center
   Every weekday at noon, the Sno-Valley Senior Center in Carnation serves a complete, nutritious and delicious lunch for $3 for those over 60. If under 60, the donation is $6. For a complete menu stop at the center located at 4610 Stephens Ave. and pick up a free newsletter. Or, join the center for $10 per year and have it delivered to your home. Call (425) 333-4152 for a reservation.
   Ongoing programs - Exercise classes are M, W, F at 9:30 a.m. and T, Th at 7 p.m. Nickel Bingo every Tuesday at 9 a.m. Bridge every Friday at 12:30 p.m. Free computer lab M-F 8 a.m.-4 p.m.
   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.
   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.
   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.
   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.