Northwest NEWS

September 30, 2002


Around the Valley

Harvest Community Lunch in Carnation
   The city of Carnation is sponsoring its first annual Harvest Festival Community Lunch in conjunction with WSU Cooperative Extension King County's annual Harvest Celebration Farm Tours that showcase local agriculture activities. Participating farmers "open their gates" for this tour to educate people about how food is grown and how much healthy and fresh food is grown locally. Everyone - tour goers and locals - is invited to the Harvest Festival Community Lunch in Carnation on Saturday, Oct. 5, from 11:30 a.m. - 1:30 p.m., at the Sno-Valley Senior Center, 4610 Stephens Ave. A hearty lunch of chili, cornbread and salad (with ingredients from local farms), Remlinger pie and Nestle ice cream costs $5 for adults and $3.50 for children under 6. Before, during and after enjoying lunch, people are welcome to: enter the Kids Farm Art Drawing contest; watch a wool spinning demonstration; enjoy songs by a local musician; tour the Tolt Historical Society Museum or visit the tractor display and talk with farmers. For information, call the city of Carnation at (425) 333-4192 or Councilmember Laurie Clinton at (425) 333-4697, or e-mail at
   Historical Society meets
   The Duvall Historical Society meets the first Monday of the month, 7:30 p.m., at the Dougherty House on Cherry Valley Road. Visitors and newcomers welcome. For more information, call (425) 788-1266. The historic Dougherty House is open for tours Sundays, 2-5 p.m. in September and from 1-4 p.m. in October.
   Sno-Valley Senior Center needs pies for auction
   The Sno-Valley Senior Center in Carnation is gearing up for its fourth annual pie auction and needs pies for the auction. 100 percent of the money raised goes directly to the center. The center is facing huge cuts to its funding from King County next year and this is a sweet way to support the center in its mission to keep local seniors independent and in their homes. The auction will be held at the center on Saturday, Nov. 8, during the monthly steak dinner. The bidding will be fierce and bakers egos soar or sour with the price of their pie. Call Dawn Board at (425) 222-4101 or Kate Miller at (425) 333-4152.
   Monroe Miracle Walk fundraiser
   The Monroe Miracle Walk, a benefit fundraiser for the Miracle League, is set for Saturday, Oct. 19, at Sky River Park in Monroe. The Walk is two miles on a paved trail around Sky River Park or a five-mile walk on paved and gravel. Start at Sky River Park, go under Lewis St. Bridge and through Buck Island Park, ending back at Sky River Park Gazebo. Register from 8-10 a.m. at the gazebo; start walking (concession area); entertainment is set for 10-11:30 a.m. at the gazebo; lunch from 11-noon with a door prize drawing at the gazebo and a grand prize drawing at noon at the gazebo. Walk registration is $25 per person; $60 per family and $10 for an additional person. The walk is presented by Monroe Community Caring Campaign Committee and the Monroe Rotary Club , whose goal it is to raise funds to build a baseball field for the Miracle League. Miracle League gives children with physical and mental disabilities the opportunity to suit up in a uniform, step up to the plate and enjoy playing the game of baseball, in which everyone hits, everyone gets on base and everyone comes home. No one keeps score. Directions: Hwy 522 north to Monroe. Exit W Main St., stay right onto W. Main St., proceed to Village Way, turn right - follow to Sky River Park. For information, call Glenda at (360) 794-5488, Cheri at (360) 863-4517, Tod at (425) 827-0521, Gayle at (360) 805-3251 or e-mail
   P & G AfterHours
   Friday, Oct. 4, is the debut performance of Peter Stokes. Peter is based near Boulder, Colorado and tours the U.S. and Canada. His powerful voice, 12-string work, bizarre six-string style and high energy distinguish him in the acoustic music realm. His CD "Songs from the Pit" is a must-have for music lovers of all ages. Saturday, Oct. 5, is the monthly blues jam, hosted by Charles Eliot. The show begins at 7:30. 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.
   Bingo night at the senior center
   The Sno-Valley Senior Center in Carnation is hosting a family bingo night on Friday, Oct. 4, from 6-9 p.m. No pre-registration necessary. The center is located 1/2 block behind City Hall. For information, call (425) 333-4152.
   Sky Valley men's basketball begins
   2002 Sky Valley men's fall basketball league will begin Oct. 13. Games are played on Sunday afternoons and evenings at Monroe Boys & Girls Club. For more information, call (360) 794-0655.
   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
   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.