Northwest NEWS

November 18, 2002

Local News

Around the Valley

Carnation skateboard park public forum
   The city of Carnation will hold a public forum on Wednesday, Nov. 20, 7 p.m., at City Hall, 4621 Tolt Ave., to discuss the construction of a 10,000-square-foot concrete skateboard park in Memorial Park, which is adjacent to Tolt Middle School. The city has hired Chris Hildebrand of Grindline to do the design work for the skate park, and feedback from the public regarding the proposed design will be appreciated. Volunteer labor and donations of material and services are also needed.
   Lake Joy craft fair
   The Lake Joy Community Club craft fair will be held at the Lake Joy Fire Station on Saturday, Nov. 30, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Handcrafted items include wreaths, jewelry, quilts, placemats, ceramics, gift baskets, decorated gift boxes, tree ornaments, baked goods and much more. Bring a canned food donation to benefit Carnation Hopelink.
   Braithburn Academy expands toddler program
   Braithburn Academy, a preschool in Duvall, will expand their toddler program in December and will start with families from the waiting list. There should be three additional spots available. Braithburn focuses on developmentally appropriate learning. For more information or to set up a tour, call (425) 788-4343.
   P & G AfterHours
   Friday, Nov. 22, is a Christmas tree lighting party at P & G. Meat or veggie chili and cornbread dinner special from 5-7 p.m., with special performances by Cedarcrest HIgh School Jazz Ensembles at 6 p.m., followed by the tree lighting ceremony at City Hall at 7 p.m. On Saturday, Nov. 23, are talented singer/songwriters Mat Price and Rebecca Cohen. 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. Call (425) 844-2766.
   MS walk in Carnation
   Carnation resident Liz Kather has organized a fundraiser for Multiple Sclerosis called I Walked The Walk 2002, on Nov. 23, 9 a.m.- 6 p.m. at MacDonald Park in Carnation. Following a short walk, there will be food, raffle prizes and an assortment of bands playing, including Poor Sport, Blind Spot, Take One For The Team, The Hooligans and a special guest. $10 for the day will include everything.
   Tolt holiday bazaar
   Tolt Middle School Art Club holiday bazaar is set for Saturday, Dec. 14, 9 a.m. - 4 p.m., at Tolt Middle School, 3740 Tolt Ave., Carnation. There are a few booth spaces available. Anyone interested should contact Tracy Schultz at (425) 844-4618.
   Cedarcrest Madrigal Dinner and Medieval Fair
   It is time, once again, for the Cedarcrest High School Madrigal Dinner and Medieval Fair. Madrigal: (mad're-gol) n. A three to six part song, usually unaccompanied. Developed in Italy in the 14th century, and very popular in England in the 16th and 17th centuries. The fair is on Dec. 14 from 6-9 p.m. and Dec. 15 from 4-7 p.m. It is an evening of royal and theatrical entertainment accompanied by a six-course medieval feast. The public is encouraged to dress appropriately for the era.
   Reservations can be made by calling Ryan Lewis at (425) 844-4826 or by contacting a Cedarcrest music student. Seating is limited for these two performances, so make reservations soon. Please no more than eight in a party and children under 5 are discouraged.
   Musical production, To the Castle
   To the Castle is a musical production directed by Craig Matthews.
   Lord of Life Lutheran Church presents the exciting musical on Sunday, Nov. 24, at 2 p.m. at Cherry Valley Elementary School in Duvall, 26701 NE Cherry Valley Road. Admission is free! Be prepared for great music by a wonderful group of Puget Sound area professional musicians who have donated their talents to perform in this program.
   In 60 delightful minutes, To the Castle combines music, disarming humor, a clever story line and easily understood characters to invite audiences to see themselves as flawed-but-faithful stewards of the kingdom. The residents of a medieval castle prepare for the surprising return of their monarch. In the end they learn that every job is of equal importance and to serve with humility and love.