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Valley Calendar

MUSIC AND COMEDY

Wednesday, July 16

• Open mic at Isadora’s Books and Cafe, 8062 Railroad Ave. S.E., Snoqualmie, from 7 to 10 p.m. Now serving wine and beer. Call (425) 888-1345 for information.

Thursday, July 17

• Handful of Luvin’ plays 6:30 to 7 p.m. at Si View Community Center during the 2008 Summer Concert Series, taking place Thursdays through Sept. 11 at Si View. For information, visit www.siviewparks.org.

• Live music played from 9 p.m. to 12:30 a.m. at Finaghty’s Irish Pub and Restaurant, 7726 Center Blvd. S.E., Suite 110; (425) 888-8833.

Friday, July 18

• Wired plays at the Raging River Cafe and Club, 33723 Redmond-Fall City Road, Fall City. For information, call (425) 222-6669 or visit www.theragingriver.com.

Saturday, July 19

• HiWatt Beach Party and Fall City Idol Contest at the Raging River Cafe and Club, 33723 Redmond-Fall City Road, Fall City. For information, call (425) 222-6669 or visit www.theragingriver.com.

Monday, July 21

• Open mic every Monday from 7 to 9 p.m. at the Snoqualmie Brewery and Taproom, 8032 Falls Ave. S.E.

READINGS AND CLASSES

Wednesday, July 16

• Young Toddler Story Time, 9:30 a.m. at the Snoqualmie Library, 7824 Center Blvd. S.E., Snoqualmie; (425) 888-1223. For ages 12 to 24 months with an adult; siblings and younger children welcome.

• Preschool Story Time, 10:30 a.m. at the Snoqualmie Library, 7824 Center Blvd. S.E., Snoqualmie; (425) 888-1223. For ages 3 to 6 with an adult; siblings welcome.

Thursday, July 17

• Evening Family Story Time, 6:30 p.m. at the Snoqualmie Library, 7824 Center Blvd. S.E., Snoqualmie; (425) 888-1223. All young children welcome with an adult. Wear your pajamas and enjoy stories and songs.

Tuesday, July 22

• Toddler Story Time, 9:30 a.m. at the North Bend Library, 115 E. Fourth St., North Bend; (425) 888-0554. For ages 2 to 3 with an adult; siblings welcome.

• Preschool Story Time, 10:30 a.m. at the North Bend Library, 115 E. Fourth St., North Bend; (425) 888-0554. For ages 3 to 6 with an adult; siblings welcome.

• Toddler Story Time, 10 a.m. at the Fall City Library, 33415 S.E. 42nd Pl.; (425) 222-5951. For children, from newborns to 3-year-olds, with an adult.

• Preschool Story Time, 11 a.m. at the Fall City Library, 33415 S.E. 42nd Pl.; (425) 222-5951. For children, ages 3 to 6 with an adult.

SPECIAL EVENTS

Thursday, July 17

• Bee Boppin’ Bugs, 2 p.m. at the Snoqualmie Library, 7824 Center Blvd. S.E.; (425) 888-1223. Join Pacific Northwest favorite Nancy Stewart for this fun-filled, sing-along concert featuring songs about all kinds of super-silly bugs and slugs.

Friday, July 18

• Incredible Insects, presented by Pacific Science Center Science on the Go for ages 4 to 10, 2 p.m. at the North Bend Library; (425) 888-0554. Explore the world of insects and meet a live Madagascar Hissing Cockroach. Registration is required.

Saturday and Sunday, July 19 and 20

• Snoqualmie Casino 3 on 3 Basketball Tournament takes place at Snoqualmie Ridge.

Saturday, July 19

• Land of the Giants: Snoqualmie & Squak Valleys, 10:30 a.m. and 1 p.m. at the Snoqualmie Library. See an exclusive viewing of a video that relates the colorful history of the Snoqualmie Pass. This 30-minute documentary tells the story of an old trail that became the seven-lane Interstate 90. Co-producer Chuck Brodish will give background information on the video.

Monday, July 21

• Guess I’ll Go Eat Worms, presented by Karen Haas for ages 3 and older, 2 p.m. at the North Bend Library, 115 E. Fourth St., North Bend; (425) 888-0554. Laugh and sing along with Haas as she tells how bugs got out of their troubles in some very silly ways. Sponsored by the Friends of the North Bend Library.

Tuesday, July 22

• Bayou Bug Tales, presented by Last Leaf Theater Productions for ages 3 and older, 2 p.m. at the Snoqualmie Library, 7824 Center Blvd. S.E.; (425) 888-1223. Meet Grasshopper, Ant, Caterpillar and Pollywog. They’re enjoying the beautiful summer weather but they know they need to prepare for winter.

Thursday, July 24

• Teen writing workshop is 2 p.m. at the Fall City Library. Award-winning fantasy author Louise Marley will host this workshop for young writers. Learn how to create characters, build a plot and tell a story. Remember to bring paper, pen and your imagination. Sponsored by the Friends of the Fall City Library.

Friday, July 25

• Buzz, Smack, Splat: the Dangerous Lives of Bugs, presented by Charlie Williams, a.k.a. “The Noiseguy,” 2 p.m. at the Fall City Library, 33415 S.E. 42nd Pl.; (425) 222-5951. In a world of bug zappers, fly swatters, roach motels, ‘Deep Woods Off’ and heavy books, it’s not easy being a tiny bug! Spiders, roaches, fireflies and ants tell their slapstick stories. All ages are welcome.

Saturday, July 26

• Read, Flip, Win video shoot, 2 p.m. at the Snoqualmie Library, 7824 Center Blvd. S.E.; (425) 888-1223. In this teen video book review contest, teens can make a movie and enter to win a video camera.

Sunday, July 27

• Snoqualmie Valley Hospital Tour de Peaks bicycle race is scheduled to be held July 27 on the roads around the Valley.

Tuesday, July 29

• Thumbelina, presented by the Oregon Shadow Theatre for ages 4 and older, 2 p.m. at the Snoqualmie Library, 7824 Center Blvd. S.E.; (425) 888-1223. Colorful shadow puppets with live music.

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