A presentation on “Social Security, Medicare and You” is 1 to 3 p.m. Monday, April 21, at Mount Si Senior Center, 411 Main Ave South, North Bend, WA Most Americans desire to have more knowledge about Social Security Administration benefits, and the medical insurance provided through the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services.
Snoqualmie residents are invited to attend the Parks Board meeting on Monday, April 21 at 7 p.m. to discuss the draft version of the Snoqualmie Urban Forest Strategic Plan. The meeting will be held at Snoqualmie City Hall conference room at 38624 SE River Street. Snoqualmie has an extensive tree resource of more than 8,000 street trees, numerous trees in parks, trees on private property, and many retained native forest remnants.
"The Artist in Me" is the theme for the 10th annual art walk at North Bend Elementary School, 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Thursday, April 17. The PTA-sponsored fundraiser will include a silent auction, along with the displays of student works of art. Auction items include unique classroom baskets, as well as art projects.
A public hearing on proposed updates to the city of Snoqualmie’s comprehensive plan, Snoqualmie 2032, will be held at 7 p.m. Monday, April 21, in the City Hall Council Chambers, 38624 S.E. River St. The comprehensive plan is an official document adopted by the city council that sets goals and policies to protect the health, welfare, and quality of life for residents and businesses. The plan expresses a long-range vision of how citizens want their community to look and function in the future, and helps direct city departments under that vision.
A benefit spaghetti dinner, bake sale and silent and live auctions to help Terri (Wyrsch) Crabtree, who has been diagnosed with cancer, will be 4:30 p.m. Saturday, April 12, at the Snoqualmie Eagles lodge. Tickets are $10.
For the young people who find themselves at Children’s Hospital in Seattle, sometimes simple things like a coloring book and a few crayons can be as soothing as the trained staff and smiling doctors. But little things like crayons can be overlooked. Each year, Children’s Hospital goes through over 240,000 crayons, yet each child only gets a couple to use.
The Snoqualmie Valley Community Network hosts its 18th annual Rise & Shine Breakfast Tuesday, June 3, to recognize outstanding volunteers in the community. Nominations are now open for the Rise & Shine awards, intended to honor individuals whose actions help create a caring, resilient Snoqualmie Valley community.
Volunteers make the Sno-Valley Senior Center, 4610 Stephens Ave., Carnation, hum, and there are lots of opportunities now. Some of the volunteer options are: the Re-in-Carnation Thrift Store, three-hour shifts available Monday through Saturday; reception desk, three-to-four-hour shifts available Tuesdays and Wednesdays; a kitchen assistant on Wednesdays;
Fred Nystrom was recently named executive director of Life Enrichment Options (LEO), a community-based nonprofit that advocates for and assists individuals with developmental disabilities. Nystrom has an extensive background in media and fundraising with both nonprofit organizations and businesses. He also has a 30-year history of involvement with the Rotary Club of Issaquah, and has held offices at both the club and district levels.
Vivian Harriet Mallery, 85, of North Bend, died Tuesday, March 25, at home, surrounded by family and friends. Vivian was born at Meadowbrook, Wash., on May 1, 1928, to parents John Ernest and Myrtle Louise Bluher. She married Earl W. Mallery on July 12, 1945, in Seattle.
Eastside Baby Corner, with the assistance of First Due Movers, is holding an Emergency Drive through Tuesday, April 8, to collect items the children of Oso, Wash., and the surrounding communities need most. Items specifically requested by agencies in the Oso area are shampoo and conditioner, socks and underwear in all sizes from toddler to teen and diapers and pull-ups
The Snoqualmie Police Department’s free women’s self-defense course, RAD will be offered in April in Snoqualmie, and a May class is planned in North Bend. RAD, or Rape Aggression Defense, will be taught in four three-hour, women-only sessions, 6 to 9 p.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays, April 15, 17, 22 and 24, at the Snoqualmie Police Department, 34825 S.E. Douglas St. Participants must be Snoqualmie residents, at least 18, and must attend all four sessions.
For parents with questions about their children’s development, Encompass Northwest in North Bend offers free screenings for children ages 3 months to 5 years. Parents will come away with a list of recommendations for their child regarding motor, speech, self-help, social and cognitive skills.
The Riverview Education Foundation (REF) recently awarded 39 grants to the Riverview School District, totaling nearly $55,000 and bringing the combined grants over the past year to $69,169, the most money ever awarded by the foundation in a fiscal year.
King County is hosting a public workshop, 5:30 p.m. Thursday, April 3, at the Preston Community Center to inform and invite comments on the progress of its collaborative watershed planning efforts.
The Snoqualmie Indian Tribe has recently made another round of donations in support of Snoqualmie Valley organizations. Among donations, $12,500 went to the Mount Si High School Boosters Clubs, shared among the softball, PTSA, sheer squad, girls soccer, and football clubs. To date, the Mount Si High School Boosters Clubs have received over $74,000 in charitable donations from the Tribe.
The Sno-Valley Senior Center offers a free caregiver support group on the second Thursday of each month. The next meeting date is April 10. If you are caring for someone with memory loss, you can learn, share and gain emotional support at this group.
“I’m just shocked,” Sally Rankin-Gabel said when she learned that she has won both Best Preschool again, as well as Best Teacher in the Valley, beating out teachers at local elementary, middle and high schools. Rankin-Gabel takes a moment to ponder where all this devotion from her families at North Bend Montessori, where she’s taught for 17 years, comes from.
The poignant comedy “Over the River and Through the Woods” opens Thursday, March 27, at Valley Center Stage, and runs through April 12. Nick is a single, Italian-American guy from New Jersey. His parents retired and moved to Florida. That doesn’t mean his family isn’t still in Jersey. In fact, he sees both set of his grandparents every Sunday for dinner. But he’s just been offered a dream job. The job he’s been waiting for as a marketing executive would take him to Seatttle and away from his beloved, but annoying, grandparents. The news doesn’t sit so well with them. Thus begins a series of schemes to keep Nick around.
Mount Si High School’s Associated Student Body (ASB) annual fundraiser auction is Saturday, March 29, at Si View Community Center. All the money raised toward the $60,000 goal will go to Mount Si ASB, sports, and clubs. A portion of the price of each ticket sold will benefit the buyers’ designated team or club. All of the auction proceeds will go to ASB, which gets 20 percent, and designated teams or clubs, which get 80 percent.