Cover Going Over the Old Barn Along Main Street

  • Written by Deanna Hobbs
‘Duvall Cultural & Performing Arts Center’ entering new phase
Duvall Foundation for the Arts (DFA) continues its work on the Duvall Cultural & Performing Arts Center near the location of the old historic Thayer Barn. Creating a physical indoor space for the arts and events has been a long held dream. This is a project DFA has undertaken for the long term benefit of the community. Because this is such a big endeavor, the project is being done in steps as DFA continues to raise money for the completion of the facility.
The original vision was to convert Thayer Barn into an art center but the barn and the property were owned by a private party. Until recently there was not an opportunity for DFA to move forward with the project. Due to structural issues the barn began to fall down and DFA, with a grant from 4Culture, partially disassembled it.
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Young dairy showman makes fifth trip to World Dairy Expo

  • Written by Valley View Staff
Rick Heslinga, 16, a junior at Cedarcrest High School, made his fifth trip to World Dairy Expo in Madison, Wisconsin, in September.  Rick, with a Canadian friend, took a trailer full of Brown Swiss heifers to show at Expo. Rick‘s Brown Swiss “Duvall” had won the junior and open show at the Washington State Fair in Puyallup so expectations were high. He also showed his Brown Swiss “Kaylee.”  Both heifers ended in the middle of the class. For Rick, it was a great week of learning new techniques and seeing old friends and making new ones.
heiferRick Heslinga with his Brown Swiss heifer "Duvall" at World Dairy Expo. (Courtesy photo)


  • Written by Valley View Staff
Charles Dickens’ beloved classic, A Christmas Carol, comes to vibrant life in Master Chorus Eastside’s enchanting and poignant synthesis of Christmas carols and readers theater, A “Choral” Christmas Carol.  Holiday carols intertwine with dramatic readings drawn directly from this timeless story of redemption and joy in a production that is sure to touch your heart with the true spirit of Christmas.  Actor David Ketter stars as the Narrator, and Village Theater veteran John Deveney (Damn Yankees, The Odd Couple, Meet Me in St. Louis) appears as Scrooge, with smaller roles, such as the Cratchit family, played by MCE members.  “It’s amazing how well the story and the carols fit together.  It’s as if they were made for one another,” says artistic director and conductor Dr. Linda Gingrich.  “And we feel especially fortunate to have David Ketter and John Deveney in the starring roles.  They bring a sparkle to this production that has inspired us all.  This will be an unforgettable musical and dramatic experience.”
Sunday December 10, 3:00 PM
Sunday December 17, 3:00 PM
Pine Lake Covenant Church, 1715 228th Ave SE, Sammamish, 98075
For tickets, call the Master Chorus Eastside office at 425-392-8446.  More information on the Chorus can be found on the web at

Annual Thanksgiving Harvest Market - Carnation

  • Written by Valley View Staff
Tuesday, November 21st from 3-6 p.m.
INDOORS at the Snoqualmie Valley Senior Center, 4610 Stephens Ave., Carnation
Many new and returning vendors plus
Pop-Up POP Club Activity!

Cascade Community Theater presents Annie!

  • Written by Valley View Staff
Based on the book "Little Orphan Annie" by THOMAS MEEHAN
Original Broadway Production Directed by MARTIN CHARNIN
By Permission of Tribune Content Agency, LLC
With equal measures of pluck and positivity, little orphan Annie charms everyone's hearts despite a next-to-nothing start in 1930s New York City. She is determined to find the parents who abandoned her years ago on the doorstep of a New York City Orphanage that is run by the cruel, embittered Miss Hannigan. With the help of the other girls in the Orphanage, Annie escapes to the wondrous world of NYC. In adventure after fun-filled adventure, Annie foils Miss Hannigan's evil machinations... and even befriends President Franklin Delano Roosevelt! She finds a new home and family in billionaire, Oliver Warbucks, his personal secretary, Grace Farrell, and a lovable mutt named Sandy.
Fri. & Sat. Evenings, Dec. 1 & 2, 8 & 9
at 7:00 p.m.
Sat. Matinee,
Dec 2 & 9, 2:00 p.m.
Venue: Wagner Performing Arts Center: 639 W Main St, Monroe, WA 98272
Ticket prices: Adult $15, Seniors/Students $12
Tickets will be sold at the door as well as at
"Annie" is presented through special arrangement with Music Theatre International (MTI).