Northwest NEWS

September 16, 2002


Around the Valley

P & G AfterHours
   Friday, Sept. 20—Royce Richardson, award-winning author and Duvall resident, is sharing some of his good fortune with an event to benefit Pumps & Grinds. The evening will include readings and music from his novel The Blissmaker, as well as a gallery display of his artwork. This is a private party with advanced reservations required. Saturday, Sept. 21, Brendan Wires, a popular touch bassist, will perform. Much like a piano player uses both hands on the piano keys, Brendan uses fingers from both hands on top of the fretboard to play melody, chords and bass line accompaniment at the same time. Whether coaxing a soaring melody, riding cascading harmonies or banging out a bass line, the result is warm and intimate. Both show begins at 7:30 p.m. 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.
   J.P. Patches coming to senior center
   On Sept. 20, the Sno-Valley Senior Center is hosting an old-fashioned ice cream social courtesy of Darigold/Westfarm Foods from 5-8 p.m. with special guest J.P. Patches. Each bowl of ice cream will cost $3 and includes a choice of toppings, but watch out because J.P. has been known to steal from young and old alike! Bring the whole family to meet the clown who made living in a dump fashionable. For more information, call (425) 333-4152.
   Free memoir writing workshop
   A free memoir writing workshop will be held on Sept. 26, 1-3 p.m. at the Sno-Valley Senior Center. Pre-registration is required. Call (425) 333-4152.
   Moms in Touch International begins again
   Moms in Touch is starting again for the Riverview School District. MITI is groups of moms who meet weekly for one hour to pray for their children, their teachers and school concerns. Prayer makes a difference in the lives of our children. Those interested should call Jeanne at (425) 333-4732.
   Preschool openings
   Children's Services of Sno-Valley has openings in the morning 4-year-old class and afternoon 3-year-old preschool class. Using multiple intelligences theory, the preschool focuses on problem-solving, building self-reliance and learning through creative play. The goal is to make sure that every child has successful early learning experiences. Flexible potty training rules and affordable tuition are offered. Classes begin the week of Sept. 16. Spaces are limited, so call (425) 788-7924 to register.
   Strengthening Families class
   Children's Services offers a nine-week class that covers positive discipline skills, problem-solving, relationship building, emotional expression and child development. The Tuesday evening class meets from 6:30-8:30 p.m . beginning Sept. 24 and costs $20 per person (for the full nine weeks). Childcare is available. The Strengthening Families class gets better each quarter and fall tends to fill quickly, so call (425) 788-7924 to reserve a spot.
   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. Call (425) 333-4295.
   The Jets at Raging River Saloon
   The Raging River Saloon, located on Main Street in Fall City, will host the famous rockabilly five-piece group The Jets on Wednesday, Sept. 25. The show starts at 8:30 p.m. with the Mickey Mudfingers Blues Review opening and then the Italian Rockabilly Band, The Jets, take the stage. Tickets are $5 and can be purchased by calling the Raging River Saloon at (425) 222-6669.
   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.