Northwest NEWS

October 14, 2002


Around the Valley

Pumpkins and scarecrow makings at Cherry Valley Farm
   The pumpkin patch is open every weekend in October at Cherry Valley Dairy & Farm Market, 26900 NE Cherry Valley Rd., Duvall. Wide variety of pumpkins and gourds. Corn stalks, too. Scarecrow Central, also open October weekends, offers all the fixin's for the perfect scarecrow. Everything provided for $10, or $5 if the customer provides the clothes. Visit the calf barn and farm market. Weekend hours are Saturdays, 10 a.m. - 5 p.m.; Sundays, noon - 5 p.m.
   Valley Drum and Dance
   Valley Drum and Dance will be in Snoqualmie on Friday, Oct. 25, from 7-10:30 p.m., at Our Lady of Sorrows annex, 39025 SE Alpha St. $5 donation, children and seniors free. The Valley Drum and Dance is a roving community celebration of the arts in the Snoqualmie Valley that features African and Afro-Cuban-based percussion performances, drum circles, dance, song and a showing of local visual artists. The public is invited to join them to celebrate the autumn harvest, dress up in costume, sing, dance, drum and check out Snoqualmie artists Josh Berg, Ron Eurle, Todd Gamble and Peggy Rita. For more information, contact Lee at (425) 333-4974. Take Route 18/Snoq-Ridge exit off I-90, head north a few miles to a T intersection, turn right. Just beyond the center of town, turn left on Beta St., the church is 1.5 blocks down on the left.
   Groundwater meeting in Carnation
   Many East King County residents depend on groundwater to provide clean, safe and reliable drinking water for their homes or businesses. To protect this valuable resource, the East King County Groundwater Protection Committee was formed to provide oversight, coordination and technical advice regarding the implementation of the area's groundwater management plan. The first East King County committee meeting will begin on Thursday, Oct. 17, 6:30 p.m., in the Carnation Fire Hall, 3600 Tolt Ave. NE. The meeting is open to the public.
   Sno-Valley Community Network meetings
   Snoqualmie Valley Community Network meetings are every third Tuesday of the month, Sept. through May, at Chief Kanim Middle School in Fall City. Because of school vacations, the February meeting will be at N.B. Children's Services of Sno Valley. The April meeting will be at Carnation's Hopelink.
   P & G AfterHours
   Saturday, Oct.19, singer/songwriter Deb Seymour. Having honed her chops in Boulder, Colorado, this Seattle resident is a thoroughly eclectic performer, invoking Latin, jazz, blues, folk and rock styles in the playing. The 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.
   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. Register from 8-10 a.m. at the gazebo. 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
   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.