Plant Sale updates!

“Spring into Gardening” at the Annual Plant and Garden Art Sale on Friday and Saturday, May 5-6, from 9 a.m.-3 p.m. at the Sno-Valley Senior Center, 4610 Stephens Ave. in Carnation.

Just in time for Mother’s Day, the Sno-Valley Senior Center’s annual plant sale features thousands of annuals, perennials, shrubs, vegetables and herbs as well as garden art and a delicious Bake Sale. Plant lovers will be treated to a wide variety of flowering plants; both the old favorites and the new and unusual.

Master Gardeners will be on hand to answer gardening questions and assist with color selections. Local artisans will sell hand-crafted garden art. Children will get to decorate flower pots and plant it! You can also buy some delicious home baked goodies from our popular bake sale. PLUS we will have 2 fantastic workshops:

“How to correctly prune your fruit tress”. Friday, May 5 at 11am Greg Giuliani, Orchardist for almost 20 years, member of Seattle Fruit Tree Society.

Learn basic fruit tree pruning techniques that will help you keep your fruit trees healthy and producing good quality fruit! A slide show presentation will address when, where, why and how to prune, when not to prune, and pruning     alternatives. Also learn to produce bigger, better looking and better tasting fruit!

“Container Gardens Made Easy”. Saturday, May 6 at 10am. Myra Shoemaker of Aesthetics 425 LLC.

Container Gardens are a perfect addition to any home or business. What better way to unite the exterior with the interior aesthetics! Container gardens provide instant impact, beauty and design. Can’t decide what to plant? Don’t know what will thrive in the containers? Come and find out!

Be the first to choose plants and Garden Art before the rush at our First Picks Party on Thursday, May 4, from 6:30-8:30 p.m. For $25 you will enjoy wine, music, delicious hors d’oeuvres and dessert! A silent auction will feature garden-related items. Tickets can be purchased at or bought at the door for $30.

Proceeds from the sale benefit the Sno-Valley Senior Center in Carnation. This is the largest plant sale on the Eastside, so don’t miss it!

A close-up of one pink tulip

Directors Letter – February 2017

It takes a lot to run a Senior Center! We can’t do it without YOU, our members, donors and volunteers. I am in awe of how much you love and believe in SVSC. You get involved in so many ways. I love how someone sees a need then finds ways to take care of it! Carol Kerezturi volunteers in the kitchen. The ceiling lights in the kitchen kept going out even with repeated changing bulbs. So she and her husband Johnny brought in their friend, Jerry, a retired electrician. He agreed to install new ballasts and lights. Carol and Johnny agreed to pay for them! Pretty cool! Ralph & Grace Scheidegger used to be very involved in our senior center. They didn’t have children so they named Sno-Valley Senior Center (SVSC) as one of the non-profits to receive a portion of their estate. In January, we received a check for $100,000 from their estate! This will build our reserves and supplement the funds we’ve already raised for a new van with a lift! We hope to get a new one soon! The city of Carnation gave us a first time, one time gift of $5,000! We are so grateful to the city council for their support. Also, King County council member, Kathy Lambert was tasked with making major reductions to the King County Budget but she managed to maintain $25,000 in it for SVSC for 2017! We are so grateful to the many who give to empower our local senior citizens to lead healthy, enriched lives. There are many simple things you can do to support us!

  • Attend an event! It’s a great way to introduce your friends and family to us and it provides funds for our programs! In February, we have Rainbow Bingo on Feb. 10; Wine & Chocolate tasting on Feb. 18 and cake auction on March 11.
  • Become a member or even better become a Lifetime Member and never pay dues again! In 2016, Janet Kautz and Caroline Butler became Lifetime members and will have their names added to our plaque in the hallway.
  • Rent the Center for a family or business event. It’s a great place to celebrate a milestone birthday, anniversary or hold a memorial service or wedding!
  • Sponsor an event. Sponsors underwrite the costs so 100% of proceeds go to our programs! Chris & Sandy Vattaks of Community Business Services are sponsoring the Feb. bingo because they know it’s a great way to advertise their business and support their community. Vince and Claudia Kaelin and family are sponsoring the cake auction as a way for their whole family to support our mission. You can sponsor in honor of someone or to advertise.
  • Give a Legacy Gift. Name us as a beneficiary in your life insurance or will.
  • Volunteer! We have short term (help with an event planning or day of) and long term to help with reception, thrift shop or kitchen. We need occasional on-call help with yardwork, building maintenance, driving or as a substitute for volunteers out temporarily.
  • Attend activities. We are here for you so we can all live healthy, enriched lives. So come enjoy our family atmosphere at lunch, or one of fitness classes or hobby clubs. Help us spread the word about what an incredible, fun activity center we are!

Feel free to call or e-mail me anytime! Lisa Yeager, Director, (425) 333-4152 x1,