What to expect at the Auction!

The Old School Senior Prom Gala & Auction benefiting the Sno-Valley Senior Center is Saturday, October 19!

  • Parking: Find the parking map HERE. If parking is available at McMenamins, you are welcome to park there. There is also free parking available at the Pop Keeney Stadium, just next to McMenamins.
  • Date: Saturday, Oct. 19, 2019
  • Time: Doors open at 5:00 p.m. VIP Pre-Funk Party starts at 4:15pm
  • Location: McMenamins Anderson School, 318607 Bothell Way NE, Bothell, WA 98011. We will be in Haynes Hall, there will be signage to direct you to the building.
  • Dress: Dress is formal, semi-formal, casual. It’s your choice. So dress as you like for your Senior Prom!

Our Goal is to raise $20,000 for Senior Enrichment, specifically nutrition, fitness and transportation.
Great Auction Items: you can find a list of some of the items available for bid HERE. But there’s more besides!
Activities: We’ll have a wine wall where for only $25 you can get a great bottle of wine valued from $15 – $120! The Golden Ticket winner gets to choose the item of their choice from the Live Auction for only $100. Lady Luck will be with you! The Heads or Tails prize will feature over $400 in gift cards! There will be a photo booth, for you to commemorate this great night, as well as live music, starting at 8:00pm! We’ll also have a Dessert Dash with desserts from local restaurants, bakeries and local renowned bakers.

  • Appetizers: Antipasti Display
    • Sliced Prosciutto, Salami. Pepperoni. Marinated Fresh Mozzarella, Feta & Provolone Cheeses, Greek Olives, Marinated and Pickled Vegetables, Assorted Crackers and Baguette
  • Café Green Salad
    • Grape Tomatoes, Cucumbers, Marinated Red Onions, Black Rabbit Vinaigrette
  • Dinner
    • 7 Herbal Roasted Game Hen with Yukon Gold mashed potatoes
    • Pepper-Crusted Ahi with Mango Pico de Gallo and basil-cilantro rice
    • Zucchini Linguini (Vegan & Gluten Free)

Thank you to our wonderful sponsors: (click on each sponsor to get to their website!)

Questions to Lisa Yeager, Director of the Sno-Valley Senior Center, Lisay@soundgenerations.org or call 425-333-4152, ext 1

We look forward to having you, it’s going to be a great event!

September is National Senior Center Month!

September is National Senior Center Month. We celebrate that Senior Centers provide the opportunity to grow, learn, give and connect.  So that everyone can see all that we do we are having an open house on Sept. 23rd.  Invite your friends and neighbors to check us out and try out fitness classes and our lunch for free!

Our vision is that all Snoqualmie Valley older adults lead healthy, enriched lives. But not all can afford to do what they need to do to be healthy. That’s where you come in!

Many seniors are living in the Snoqualmie Valley on just their social security. They own their home but their property taxes have gone out of sight! Their income has not changed much but their costs for medicines have. Their doctor tells them to exercise and eat better but they feel like they can’t afford a fitness class or fresh food.

Here’s how you can help. You can contribute today to our scholarship fund. Then local seniors can get a hot made from scratch meal for free. They can attend the evidence based Enhance Fitness class for no charge. They can attend Adult Ed for no charge. You can change their life!

Your gift today will help us offer:

  • A hot healthy meal to more people
  • Life changing workshops on Medicare, Fraud Protection, Fall Prevention and more
  • Health enhancing fitness classes like Fit Over 50 or Walk with Ease
  • Social opportunities for fun, friendship and laughter

Together we can create a safe, respectful way for people to access the services they need without any barriers.

Can you give just $25 or more for the scholarship fund today? Join us in letting our older adults know their community cares. You can go on-line to www.snovalleysenior.org or drop off a donation with the receptionist. If you NEED a scholarship, just talk to any staff person and we can get you the form and help you out!

I also hope you will join us for our annual Auction Gala. This year the theme is Old School Senior Prom to be held at McMenamins Anderson School in Bothell on Saturday, Oct. 19th.  We’ll have a live band with music from the 60s & 70s, a great meal, photo booth, and lots of great items to bid on.  Tickets are available on-line at https://snovalleysenior.org/events/ and are only $85 IF purchased by Sept. 18th.  Or invite all your friends and get a table of 8 for just $640.  You can also be a VIP for just $125 which includes a private Pre-Funk Party, wine, and a swag bag.  It’s going to be quite the party!  You can live your dreams by bidding on a ZipLine Adventure, being a race car driver, dining at the five star Herb Farm Restaurant or go to Costa Rica’s Marriott with airfare included!  If you can’t make it consider making a regrets donation.  But we hope to see you there!

As always if you have any questions, problems or praises, come talk to me in my office on the 2nd floor or call 425-333-4152, ext. 1 or e-mail Lisay@soundgenerations.org

Lisa Yeager

Old School Senior Prom Gala and Auction Items will thrill!

You can bid on these fabulous items at the Sno-Valley Senior Center Old School Senior Prom Gala & Auction

What you can look forward to bidding on:
We will e-mail attendees a catalog of items a week before the auction. In the meantime, here’s a partial list!If you love to travel, you can enjoy a wonderful vacation AND have your funds make a difference! What a win/win. So start planning! (click on the underlined link to go to their website and learn more!)
Costa Rica Getaway 5-night stay at Los Suenos Marriott (Playa Herradura) or JW Marriott Guanacaste (Tamarindo) with Airfare and daily breakfast for 2. Costa Rica, which translates literally as “Rich Coast” attracts more than one million visitors eager to catch a wave, bathe under a waterfall, spot a sloth or otherwise enjoy paradise. Whether you’re a beach bum, surf nut, nature enthusiast or just someone looking to chill out and escape the world, visit Costa Rica and experience a vacation like no other.

Holland America Cruise – Cruise the Ocean Blue with a 7 days to the destination of your choice with an ocean view room! Alaska, the Caribbean, Mexico or Canada/ New England, the choice is yours!

– Dirt Fish Rally School will give you the biggest adrenaline rush of your life in this opportunity to be a race car driver! This half day introduction to Rally gives you the opportunity to take the wheel for a thrill ride! Get ready to be sideways!

– Willows Lodge in Woodinville promises you a luxurious guest experience. This experience includes a night’s stay with wine tasting at the Fireside Lounge and dinner for two at the Barking Frog.

 Old School Senior Prom Gala & Auction will also feature: 

  • Overnight stay at tree house of your choice at Treehouse Point
  • $650 Herb Farm certificate
  • 4 tickets to a 2020 Seattle Storm Game, and t-shirt signed by 2018 first-round draft pick, Jordin Canada
  • Cherry Valley Wine tasting
  • Name your own pizza at Red Pepper
  • San Juan Island Zips Tours passes for 2
  • Overnight stay at McMenamins with Dinner and Breakfast included
  • plus dinners, gift baskets and so much more!

Tickets can be purchased HERE!

You’re Invited to the 2019 Senior Prom Gala and Auction!

JOIN US AT: McMenamins Anderson School, Bothell. 18607 Bothell Way NE, Bothell, WA 98011

Everyone deserves to lead a healthy, enriched life as they age. You have the power to inspire and support seniors living in the Snoqualmie Valley by purchasing your tickets HERE for the 2019 Senior Prom Gala & Auction!
Date: Saturday, Oct. 19, 2019
Time: Doors open at 5:00 p.m.
Location:  McMenamins Anderson School, 18607 Bothell WA NE, Bothell, WA 98011
Theme: Old School Senior Prom. We’ll have a FREE photo booth and a live band!
Purchase tickets HERE!
Ticket prices:

  • Ticket Price: $85
  • After September 18: $99
  • VIP Ticket: $125 Includes your admission to the Gala, PLUS you will be invited to the PRIVATE pre-funk party! Arrive at 4:30pm for early check-in, enjoy a spiked punch signature cocktail, VIP swag bag, and more!
  • Per table of 8, before Sept. 18: $640
  • Per VIP table of 8: $960

You’ll enjoy a delicious dinner (choices below), drinks, and bid on outstanding silent and live auction items:

  • No. 7 Herbal Roasted Game Hen w/ Yukon Gold Mashed Potatoes (Gluten Free)
  • Pepper-Crusted Ahi w/ Mango Pico de Gallo and Basil-Cilantro Rice
  • Zucchini Linguini (Vegan, Gluten Free, Vegetarian, Dairy-Free)

Can’t make it? Consider making a regrets donation!

The funds raised from this event will focus on Senior Enrichment, specifically nutrition, fitness and transportation. The Community Dining program at Sno-Valley Senior Center served over 10,000 meals in 2018 and there is no required cost for adults over 60. Our fitness classes help seniors gain more strength and avoid falls, and the transportation program gets seniors to and from the senior center from Monday-Friday.

Thank you to our wonderful sponsors: (click on each sponsor to get to their website!)

If you would like to join this awesome sponsor group, click HERE
For sponsor benefits, you can find out more here.

It’s going to be an amazing party! We hope to see you there!  More information at https://snovalleysenior.org/ under the events tab.

Purchase tickets HERE or copy and paste this link: https://snovalleysenior.ejoinme.org/MyEvents/OldSchoolSeniorPromAuction2019/tabid/1048311/Default.aspx

4th of July Thank You and Re-in-Carnation Update!

How exciting to see the Re-In-Carnation Thrift Store be re-born in the Sno-Valley Senior Center! It will have a Grand Opening the second week of July with lots of new and fun items to purchase so be sure to come and check it out! Special thanks to our Thrift Store Manager Angie Hartung and to Sara Lambert for the hours of hard work they put in to make the transition as seamless as possible. They packed and moved with the help of the Rotary Club of Duvall and the Sno-Valley Senior Center board and staff. It was quite a team effort! Well done! (By the way, the Rotary Club of Duvall also gave us a grant for $1,500 in June! What support they give us!)

I’m also quite in awe of the community support for our July 3 & 4 fundraisers! The Duvall Civic Club is sponsoring to help underwrite expenses so every penny can go for our programs. We also got yummy strawberries from Remlinger Farms. Plus, the local grocery stores also provide in-kind food for the Spaghetti Dinner. IGA in Carnation, the Farm House Market in Fall City and Duvall Family Grocer and Safeway all provide ingredients for spaghetti as do Senior Center members JJ & Susan Schmoll! Starbucks even donates coffee for the event.

Our volunteers make these wonderful community events possible. Delores Ulrich and family have chaired the Strawberry Shortcake for over 20 years! They have raised over $40,000 total in all those Shortcake feeds for Center programs! We are so grateful for them. Delores used to do Spaghetti the night before too! But then Daniel Encisco and Jim Ribail took on that event and have made it very special. All of these events take lots of volunteer support so we are very grateful to all those who help us make it happen. The whole community looks forward to these events.

The Membership should be very proud of the impact this Senior Center has on the lives of so many. You’ll see our Annual report inside. It is our gratitude report to the donors and volunteers who make us thrive. This community and all those who give time and treasure make me so inspired and grateful. I get to see how the hot lunch, the transportation, the fitness classes, the clubs and educational
offerings change people’s lives. I get to see the friendships that form. We’re making a difference. All of you are the power behind our work.

We also have an amazing staff. Kira Avery was recently named Rising Star at the Washington State Senior Center Conference in Wenatchee. We are so proud of her! Congratulations!

We’ve moved offices around. Now our bookkeeper Mindie is upstairs and the Thrift Store Manager, Angie and our Social Worker Kelly can be found behind reception. We’ve also found some new used desks and have spiffed up the office space. The staff all pooled their funds to buy me a new office chair as the old one was quite beat up.  That’s the kind of amazing staff we have!

As always if you have any questions, problems or praises, come talk to me in my office on the 2nd floor or call 425-333-4152, ext. 1 or e-mail Lisay@soundgenerations.org