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Van Zandt Community Hall

4106 State Rt. 9, Valley Hwy., Deming, WA


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The Devil's Slide: South Fork Geology


The South Fork Valley Community Association presents a discussion featuring Western Washington University Master of Geology candidate Geoffrey Malick. The Devil’s Slide: Catastrophic Landslides in the South Fork Valley. While pursuing his Master’s degree in geology at Western Washington University, Geoffrey Malick has undertaken a great deal of in-depth research pertaining to the Van Zandt Landslide Complex (Devil’s slide), a bedrock landslide complex located here on the west side of the Van Zandt Dike in the foothills of the North Cascades. The formation has a legacy of multiple long-runout catastrophic landslides, two of which occurred approximately 1300 years before present and covered large portions of the South Fork Valley. Monitoring efforts from 2015 to 2018 provide evidence that slow incremental sliding continues deep within the slopes of the Van Zandt Dike. Although the movement is very slow, the large volume of material involved indicates the potential for future large catastrophic landslides. Light refreshments provided; audience questions encouraged. Everyone is welcome. Proceeds will support the maintenance and renovation of the historic Van Zandt Community Hall.


• Thu 11/15/18 at 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM

South Fork Winterfest Craft Sale

Craft Show, Holiday, Benefit/Fundraiser

As the holidays draw nigh, the South Fork Valley Community Association cordially invites all who would come hither to join in celebration at South Fork Winterfest. Featured at Winterfest 2018: • Arts and crafts from local artisans • Unique holiday gifts for everyone • Refreshments • Holiday fun for the entire family. Admission is free; donations* are greatly appreciated. Everyone is welcome. Sponsored by: South Fork Valley Community Association (SFVCA). *Proceeds will help provide for the maintenance and renovation the historic Van Zandt Community Hall.


• Sat 11/17/18 at 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM

Close Encounters of the Literary Kind

Signing/Readings, Family/Child (Books), Talks/Lectures

Romance and history and mystery, oh my! Meet and chat with a panel of local authors over refreshments in a warm and friendly atmosphere. Where do they get their ideas and inspiration? How do they ply their craft? How did they come to be writers, and what are they working on now? Of course, there will be ample time to purchase signed copies of their works; a great way to stock up on your winter reading and take care of some of that holiday gift-giving. Presented by the South Fork Valley Community Association and the Deming Library. Featured Authors: • Barbara Davis-Pyles, doctor (not the usual kind) and author of children’s books. • Kathleen Kaska, maven of mystery, protector of critters. • Debu Majumdar, tales of India and tales for kids. • Jennifer Mueller, weaver of stories of romance and suspense. • Matthew Thuney (your co-host), humorist, essayist, purveyor of bucolic lore. With an introduction by Katrina Carabba, Deming Library Branch Manager. Admission is free, refreshments provided, all are welcome (as are donations to support the Friends of the Deming Library and to assist with the renovation and community outreach of the Van Zandt Community Hall).


• Sat 12/8/18 at 12:00 PM - 1:30 PM