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Model terrain workshop set with local artist

Valley artist and game mapmaker Todd Gamble joins Jonathan Nelson to teach a free terrain-building workshop, 7 p.m. Wednesday, April 9, at Cascade Comics and Games, 226 E. North Bend Way in North Bend.

The workshop is aimed at anyone interested in model railroad, wargames, or role-playing games. After the initial workshop, participants can sign up for future workshops which will have a cost but feature detailed personal instruction on building professional grade model scenery and terrain.

Gamble has worked with many of the leading D20 game companies, creating fantasy genre cartography, diagrams and spot illustrations for role-playing games, novels and major game related magazines. His credits appear on hundreds of Wizards of the Coast and Hasbro products including game board art for the Avalon Hill brand, Axis and Allies, D-Day, Guadalcanal and Diplomacy strategy games as well as Sword & Skull Pirate game. His work can also be found in Dungeons and Dragons, Pokemon, G.I.Joe and Star Wars products.

“Todd is a fun, easy-going, creative guy who loves to drink coffee and get lost in a creative realm,” said Nelson.

Call (425) 888-0880 or stop by to sign up for the workshop. Learn more about Cascade Comics and Games and the store’s Web site,

Plant sale is fund-raiser for Sno-Valley Senior Center

The Sno-Valley Senior Center in Carnation holds its annual plant sale fund-raiser 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Friday, May 2 and Saturday, May 3.

The center is located at 4610 Stephens Ave., just off Highway 203 in downtown Carnation.

Over 30 Snoqualmie Valley garden vendors, along with many local farms and gardeners, will be participating. Shoppers will find an expanded choice of annuals, perennials, shrubs, ornamental grasses and vegetable starts at the sale. The fund-raiser also includes garden tools, gloves, books and pre-planted pots ready for the patio or deck or to save for a Mother’s Day surprise.

Call Susan Miller at (425) 222-0790 for information.

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