The city of Snoqualmie’s Arts Commission has an opening for one new member. Mayor Matt Larson is considering applications for appointment and confirmation by the City Council. The deadline to apply has been extended to August 4. To be considered, the new member must reside within the corporate limits of the city of Snoqualmie.
Local youth can explore the mysteries of making robots in two Valley Robotics camps starting Monday, June 28. Junk Yard Wars for grades 1 through 4 is 9 a.m. to noon, Monday through Friday. Junk Yard Wars for grades 4 through 8 is 1 to 4 p.m., Monday through Friday. Cost is $150.
The King County Assessor mailed 2014 property valuations to all residential property owners in Snoqualmie Ridge on July 24. In this area, residential property values generally increased by 23.1 percent but individual property values might vary. The assessor’s office will continue to mail out residential and commercial valuation notices to taxpayers throughout the rest of King County between July and October.
Lifetime Preston resident Randal Philip Nelson, 94, died Saturday, July 19, at home. A celebration of life will be held at 1 p.m. Friday, Aug. 1, at the Preston Cemetery in Preston. Randal was born October 22, 1919, at Swedish Hospital, in Seattle, to Florence E. (Holmgren) and Philip C. Nelson. He grew up in the Swedish community of Preston. He graduated from Issaquah High School in 1937 and attended the University of Washington.
This week in North Bend is the last for a group of derelict buildings and blackberry bushes on the city’s Main Avenue. Crews with Weber Construction of Snoqualmie were expected to begin clearing the sites at 111 and 115 Main Avenue North on Monday, in a $48,000 project to improve public safety and downtown parking.
John David “Dave” Mcfarlane was born on Aug. 31, 1963, in Snoqualmie. He graduated from Mount Si High School in 1981. Following high school, Dave served his country in the United States Navy from 1981 to 1986. He was stationed on the USS George Washington Carver submarine as a nuclear propulsion plant operator-electrical. He worked at the Boeing Company in Everett, where he spent the next 25 years primarily on the 747 and 777 wing lines. Mcfarlane loved to bungee jump, parachute out of perfectly good airplanes, ride motocross, snow skiing and traveling.
The Sallal Grange in North Bend hosts a no-sew blanket event, 7 to 9 p.m., Monday, July 28, to benefit the Linus Project (www.projectlinus.org). The public is invited to help cut and make the blankets, which will be distributed to children in traumatic situations.
The Snoqualmie Arts Commission needs a local writer to interview children participating in the Finally Friday Art Walk, 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. Friday, July 25, in downtown Snoqualmie. The writer will be credited and promoted throughout the city-wide tour of the artwork. "Drawing Together" is a mural art project for children ages 5-12. Participating artists draw together at communal art tables, designing images inspired by their creativity, and dreams about the community in which they live.
Parents and locals are forming a PTSA, or parent-teacher-student association, at Two Rivers School in North Bend. Interested community members are invited to attend the Two Rivers School PTSA Organizing Meeting, 4 p.m. Wednesday, July 23, at the North Bend Library.
The Mount Si Lions and Mount Si Leo Clubs have been collecting items needed by local youth at risk. The clubs gathered toiletries, basic food items, socks, underwear, backpacks and snacks to donate to Friends of Youth in Snoqualmie and Kirkland as well as YouthCare in the University District in Seattle. This volunteer activity occurred at the club’s July meeting, hosted by Chris Butler in Fall City.
The Tolt High School Reunion is 11 a.m. Sunday August 3, at the Sno Valley Senior Center in Carnation.
Seniors benefit when you fill up at a special lunch and bake sale during the North Bend Block Party. Mount Si Senior Center, 411 Main Ave. S., hosts the lunch from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, July 19.
Rabbits may just be magical. It sure seemed that way during past Block Party events, when John and Kim Connolly saw excited youngsters simply settle down and bond with baby bunnies—or cavies, guinea pigs, wallabies or chinchillas—at their Animal Encounters booth.
Mount Si Sports + Fitness is bringing the fitness challenge back to the North Bend Block Party.
North Bend’s annual Block Party began in 2009 as a way to promote and celebrate the city’s downtown. It was instantly popular, and today offers a venue for music and live entertainment, family-friendly activities, vendors, food and snacks, and community activities.
Every Block Party, Twede’s Cafe hosts an eating competition. Winners earn… well, bragging rights mainly, and a small shining piggy trophy. For competitors at this year’s event, the golden prize is actually in the eating itself.
Meet up with North Bend resident Berry Rogers during the North Bend Block Party, and learn a new way to explore your town, and the great outdoors.
The Snoqualmie Strings youth orchestra plays at noon, Saturday, at the community stage. Student musicians will be performing their summer song selection.
Children are invited to make their own tie-dyed shirts at a special Block Party booth run by staff from Chaplin’s North Bend Chevrolet, 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. while supplies last.
For years, North Bend's Boxley's Place has helped young musicians hone their skills in front of a live audience. Boxley's manager Danny Kolke is bringing that Future Jazz Heads program to the streets, with a set of the Valley's best up-and-coming young jazz musicians playing alongside local pros and legends during the North Bend Block Party.