Northwest NEWS

November 4, 2002

Valley View Special Pages

Around the Valley

P & G AfterHours
   Saturday, Nov. 9, will be the monthly open mike, hosted by Jack Brand. Dinner available. The show begins at 7:30 p.m. and there is a suggested $5 donation. P & G Speakeasy Cafˇ, formerly Pumps & Grinds, is located at 15614 Main St., Duvall, across the street from the public library. Call (425) 844-2766 for information.
  
   Snoqualmie Watershed Forum
   The Snoqualmie Watershed Forum will hold their next meeting Wednesday, Nov. 6, 7-9 p.m. at the Mt. Si Senior Center in North Bend. For more information, call Sandra Kilroy, coordinator, at (206) 296-8047.
  
   November programs at the Fall City Library
   Preschool Story Time on Tuesdays, Nov. 12 and 19, 10:30 a.m. for ages 3-5.
   Create your own Internet Web page on Wednesday, Nov. 20, from 3:30-5 p.m. For teens only. Pre-register by calling (425) 222-5951.
   Friends of the Fall City LIbrary meeting on Wednesday, Nov. 20, 7 p.m.
   ELS Talk Time class Mondays in November, 6:30 p.m.
   Children's Book Week Nov. 18-24.
   Read 'N Sing a Story Song on Monday, Nov. 25, 4 p.m. For ages 3-7.
   All programs are free.
  
   Pie auction scheduled for Nov. 9
   Help support the Sno-Valley Senior Activity Center by coming to the steak dinner and pie auction Nov. 9. Seating for dinner is at 4:30 and 6 p.m. Dinner choices are steak, salmon or chicken. Included are potato and salad bar. Call (425) 333-4152 for more information.
  
   Sno-Valley Seniors 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.
  
   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.
  
   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.
  
   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.
  
   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.