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Sno-Valley Senior Center’s caregiver advocate, Sally Friedman, leads an after-lunch laugh session Wednesdays at the center. In addition to providing resources and services to caregivers, she is a certified laughter yoga instructor. It all seems a bit silly, and it is, but the benefits are serious, from improved breathing to a heightened sense of well being. Free sessions begin at 12:45 p.m.

Trunk show to benefit Relay for Life The Jewels For Life Trunk Show, a benefit for the American Cancer Society’s Relay for Life. is 5:30 p.m. Thursday, April 28, at The Black Dog, formerly Isadora’s, in Snoqualmie. Visitors are invited to shop for Mother’s Day, enjoy a glass of wine and help support a good cause; half of all proceeds go to Relay for Life. To learn more, call Wenda at (425) 281-4831 or e-mail to wendamiller@comcast.net.

Middle Fork group talks weeds Middle Fork homeowners and visitors are invited to an informational meeting on efforts to fight invasive weeds in the Middle Fork Valley, 7 p.m. Monday, April 25, at Valley Camp, 49515 S.E. Middle Fork Rd. For more information, call (425) 888-1852.

Giving kids a smile

Summer march celebrates Greenway’s 20th anniversary

Volunteers, staff at North Bend dental offices provide free care for needy youth Seth Truscott/Staff Photo

By Valley Record Staff

Some children might recoil from a visit to the dentist, but 11-year-old Abigail’s shiny white teeth smile as Kelly Garwood treats her cavities with a friendly chair-side manner. “Poor Abigail is our first victim, mwuh-hah-haw!” the North Bend dentist kidded. “We only take the good kids, right?” Last month, Garwood’s office joined dentists nationwide in the American Dental Association’s Give Kids a Smile program, providing free care to children of needy families. The children, who ranged in age from Kindergarteners to age 20, also learn about oral hygiene and receive brushes and supplies during the visits. The dentist and staff provided check-ups, cleanings and fillings on their days off. A number of volunteers, including staff from other offices such as Dr. Browning’s, and non-dental workers also took part. Some children will be sent to specialists, such as an oral surgeon for

Dentist Kelly Garwood and assistant Tara Crandall help patient Abigail during her Give Kids a Smile visit in March. Needy children receive free dental care and advice. wisdom teeth removal. Abigail has “beautiful teeth,” Garwood said. But she has six cavities. Without Give Kids A Smile, she might not be able to get them treated. “It’s pretty important,” Garwood said of the program. “Sometimes, people just can’t seem to afford dental care.” But children who don’t have access to a dentist could lose teeth. “If you lose teeth at a young age, it compromises your health for the rest of your life,” Garwood said. According to the American Dental Association, more than 12,000 dentists and 33,000 volunteers have taken part in Give Kids a Smile in 2011 alone, helping nearly 400,000 children. Garwood dental assistant Tara Crandall said she was

happy to donate her free time for the day to the youths. “It seems like they really appreciate it,” she said.

The Mountains to Sound Greenway is marching into the next 20 years, literally. In celebration of their 20th Anniversary, the Mountains to Sound Greenway Trust is planning a nine-day march from Ellensburg to Seattle, weaving through the trails of the protected local landscape Taking place over nine days at the beginning of July, with festivities celebrating the hikers and the Greenway, the 20th Anniversary March will start in Ellensburg with stops in many of the communities of the Greenway. A final celebration is planned on the shores of Puget Sound with a party on Pier 58 at the Seattle Waterfront. “The march is an opportunity for everyone in the Greenway to be part of something special, from hiking in the Greenway itself to joining their neighbors at one of our community celebrations,” said Cynthia Welti, Executive Director for the Trust. Local cities will host events during the March that will be open to the public and will include live music, special guests and family-friendly fun. To learn more, visit www.mtsgreenway.org. Snoqualmie Valley Youth Soccer Association

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