The 12th annual Snoqualmie Valley Snowbird Gathering is noon Wednesday, February 4, at the Foothills Eatery in Yuma, Ariz.
A Valley Renewal Center volunteer training session is planned for 6 to 8:30 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 18, at the North Bend Library, 115 East 4th St. All volunteers interested in serving in any capacity at the winter shelter, outside of meals, should complete this one-night training, along with a background check, prior to visiting the shelter.
Parents, how do your kids recycle? Encourage them to participate in Waste Management’s first annual Snoqualmie Student Art Contest. All Snoqualmie students and school-age residents (K-12) are eligible.
Bring a dish and join the community at Sno-Valley Senior Center, 4610 Stephens Ave. Carnation, for an evening of home-made food and classic Christmas shows, next Wednesday, Dec. 17.
Survivors of Snoqualmie Valley School District No. 410 Foundation hosts a fundraiser event, 2 to 5 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 13, at the Rose Ridge Café & Deli, 7823 Center Blvd. S.E. Snoqualmie.
The city of North Bend is seeking nominations for its 2014 Citizen of the Year award. This annual award recognizes a person or business that has gone above and beyond to make North Bend a better place to live, through professional or volunteer efforts, or contribution to the community. This year’s recipient will be announced on Jan. 6.
The city of Snoqualmie asks residents to participate in its seventh annual holiday food drive to benefit local food banks. Support helps provide the needs of the Snoqualmie Valley community. Residents can donate non-perishable food items, such as canned tuna, soups, peanut butter, canned fruits and vegetables, beans, rice, pasta, and juice.
Encompass recently announced that, based on income guidelines, it will partner directly with USDA Child and Adult Care Food Program to provide nutritious on-site meals for all children enrolled in the Encompass preschool for 2014-15.
The North Bend Library hosts a children’s book swap, 3 p.m. Monday, Dec. 15, at the library. Trade books for children, Kindergarten through middle school. Bring up to five books in good condition and trade them in for some new-to-you titles.
Who will walk the red carpet at the Valley’s third annual Give Good Awards? Nominations are open until December 31 at midnight in the following 12 categories: Arts, business, courage, environmental, educational excellence, teen spirit, inspirational youth, youth advocate, unsung hero, parent volunteer, youth leadership initiative, and spirit of the Valley.
Santa will light up the tree at 6:30 p.m Saturday, Dec. 6, at Snoqualmie’s Railroad Park, 7971 Railroad Ave S.E. Families can visit with Santa, warm up with hot cocoa, apple cider, and cookies, and enjoy the sounds of the Sno Valley Winds as they play traditional holiday music.
Put Carnation on your list for shopping and festivities on Dec. 6. The Sno-Valley Senior Center, just off S.R. 203, behind City Hall, is hosting a variety of vendors and bakers at its annual holiday bazaar. Both floors of the center will be full of artisan gifts and original crafts, local and global from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Hot coffee and cinnamon rolls will be available in the morning and homemade soups and rolls will be on sale for lunch.
North Bend’s Sallal Grange hosted a special Project Linus Event on Wednesday, Nov. 12. The Sno-Valley Moms Meetup Group, a local mom’s group, wanted to do something for Project Linus, and boy, did they. Four women, Rebecca Nowak, Mary Keiser, Melissa Lazorik, and Misty Tycci, came out in the bitter cold and wind and made 44 blankets with material donated by their group. They were particularly helpful, say Grange members, because they made large blankets, such as would be given to a teenager. Most items donated to Project Linus are small baby-sized blankets. These, however, were generously sized, and the material was beautiful, said Grange member Leah Aichele.
Snoqualmie United Methodist Church’s Christmas Bazaar is held before and after church on two Sundays, 10 to 10:30 a.m. and 11:45 a.m. to 1 p.m., December 7 and 14.
Approximately 112 Mount Si High School students have earned 2014 Advanced Placement (AP) Scholar awards for the AP exams they took last spring. Fifty Mount Si High School students were named AP Scholars, scoring a 3 (out of 5) or higher on three or more AP exams.
All women who have or survived cancer are invited to the newly forming Women in Need of Group Support (WINGS). The group will be informal, comprised of women who’ve experienced cancer. They meet in their homes and other casual settings to talk, comfort, share stories and build hope.
Eastside Catholic School student Forest Heintz of North Bend has been named a Commended Student in the 2014 National Merit® Scholarship Program. Eastside Catholic had a total of 10 students named Commended Students, including Dino De Raad, Ian Dorney, Preston Ewart, Matthew Iwicki, Brooks Meadowcroft and Joseph Meehan of Sammamish, Daniel Assumpcao of Woodinville and Miwako Ito and Quinn Murphy of Bellevue.
The Community Dinner Ministry Team at Snoqualmie United Methodist Church has extended its free Wednesday evening community dinners indefinitely.
Bartell Drugs is once again partnering with the Salvation Army to provide holiday gifts for children in need by collecting new, unwrapped toys during its annual Salvation Army “Toy ‘N Joy” drive, through December 13.
Local nonprofit, Eastside Baby Corner, is proud to announce the appointment of three new members of the Board of Directors, Rick Lessley, Carmen Malsbury, and Brian Daniels.