• 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.
Lizzie Finnegan, a 2003 Mount Si High School graduate, received her diploma from the University of Southern California on Friday, May 16. Finnegan finished her coursework in December and graduated magna cum laude with a bachelor’s degree in fine arts and a minor in computer animation. She is currently employed as a 3D artist and sound designer for Alelo Tactical Language Training, LLC., in Venice, California.Her parents are Harriet and Michael Finnegan of North Bend.
• Everyone in a small town is always happy when “one of our kids” gets a break, but are double happy when the break is deserved. The acceptance by the prestigious Goodman Conservatory of Steve Ferrill into the ranks is one of those times. The Lower Valley has followed Steve’s career in drama when he left the eighth grade after-school activities to star in an original production of “Jack and the Beanstalk” in Issaquah.
While fellow Valley residents were dealing with the severe storms of winter, Mount Si High School and Running Start grad Josh Breeds was exploring the sand and surf of the Seychelles Islands in 80-degree heat.
A benefit event for Camp Korey at Carnation Farms, originally planned for Sunday, June 8 at Si View Community Center, has been canceled. Organizer Jan Sliger told the Valley Record that the event was canceled due to financial reasons. The benefit will be rescheduled for a future date. For more information, call Jan Sliger at (425) 831-7680, Bev Jorgensen (425) 888-4351 or Janet Thibeault (425) 888-8661.
A few dozen Valley residents stopped at lunchtime to test their knowledge of presumptive Republican presidential nominee John McCain at a booth set up by the political action group MoveOn on Wednesday, May 28, at Snoqualmie Ridge.