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COMMUNITY CALENDAR for October 13 through October 19
WEDNESDAY, October 13
ANNEXATION MEETING: A public information meeting regarding the Nov. 2 annexation vote for the city of Enumclaw and Fire District No. 28 is scheduled for 6 to 8 p.m. today, Wednesday, at the Cumberland Fire Station.
FOOD CARD CLASS: A food worker card class for food workers, day-care providers and others interested in food safety is scheduled for 6 p.m. today, Wednesday, at the Buckley Multi-Purpose Center, 811 Main St. To register, call 360-829-0190. Bring $10 cash only and picture identification. All materials will be provided. Seating is limited, students will be taken on a first-come, first-served basis.
DAIRY WOMEN: The King-Pierce Counties Dairy Women will host a meeting at noon today, Wednesday, at The Kettle restaurant in Enumclaw. Anyone interested in helping promote dairy and dairy products is invited to attend. There will also be discussion regarding upcoming events for the fall quarterly meeting and the annual dairy industry meeting to take place in November in Everett. For information, call 360-825-1042.
PUBLIC SPEAKING: Toastmasters public speaking club meets at the Enumclaw branch of Green River Community College, 1414 Griffin Ave., from 7:30 to 8:30 a.m. Wednesdays. Toastmasters provides an opportunity to gain confidence and achieve dreams. Contact Bruce DeJong at 360-825-2591 for information.
THURSDAY, October 14
CHORALE REHEARSALS: Cascade Foothills Chorale begins rehearsals for its fall 2010 concert season from 7 to 9:15 p.m. Thursday in the choir room at Enumclaw High School.
FRIDAY, October 15
PLAY TIME: Stage Door Productions announces tickets are available for its double feature event: “Black Comedy and The Real Inspector Hound.” Two short comedies on one bill, both in one night. Performances are 7:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday and a 2 p.m. matinees Saturday. Advance tickets are $8. Tickets at the door are $10. Tickets are available at the Arts Alive Gallery, Enumclaw Chamber of Commerce, Enumclaw Radio Shack or online. For information, call Frank Thompson, Stage Door Productions, 360-825-2212 or visit us at www.stagedoorprod.org.
FUNDRAISING BENEFIT: A benefit is planned for 5-year-old Buckley resident Regan Englehardt, who has Dravet syndrome, also known as severe myoclonic epilepsy of infancy, a rare and catastropic form of epilepsy for which there is no cure. She needs both specialized equipment for her bed and a seizure-alert dog to help her parents respond more quickly to her seizures. A buffet dinner is scheduled from 5 to 7:30 p.m. Friday at the Buckley Eagles. The cost is $10 per person or $25 for a family, up to four people. A silent and live acution will follow at 8 p.m. A special performance by Aces Up is also scheduled. Ten percent of the proceeds will be donated to the Dravet Syndrome Foundation to benefit research and a cure. For information go to www.dravetfoundatoin.org or www.idea-league.org or contact Suzie Engelhardt, 360-761-7160, Kathy Vollmer, 253-307-2198 or Pat Valentine, 360-829-1969.
SATURDAY, October 16
HEALTH EXPO: The Senior Health Expo and flu immunizations will take place from 10 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Saturday in the Enumclaw High School commons, 226 Semanski St. The center invites area seniors and families for a free health and wellness event. with more than 35 vendors offering health screenings, demonstrations, resource booths and information pertaining to senior issues. Enumclaw’s Safeway Pharmacy staff will be administering immunizations. They accept most insurances. All other participants will be charged a fee for flu and pneumonia immunizations.
HANDS-ON SCIENCE: Buckley Youth Center’s hands-on science starts at 11 a.m. Saturday. The class is designed for children ages 4 to 10. The cost is $8 per class, or $24 per session.
MONDAY, October 18
DRIVERS SAFETY: An AARP Drivers Safety Class will be offered from 6 to 10 p.m. Monday and Tuesday at the Enumclaw Senior Activity Center. The ARRP Driver Safety Program is the nation’s first and largest refresher course for drivers age 50 and older. Call the center to reserve a space. The cost is $12 for AARP members, bring card to class to get this price; $14 for non-AARP members
SCOTTISH DANCE: The Plateau Scottish Country Dancers meet from 7 to 9 p.m. beginning Monday at the Danish Hall on Porter Street in Enumclaw. Learn the social dances of Scotland. The cost is $3 per session and a partner is not necessary. For information, call Jim and Pat McDonald at 360-825-6572 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
TUESDAY, October 19
PIANO LESSONS: The Music Kitchen Group Piano Lessons at the Enumclaw Senior Activity Center are scheduled for 9:30 to 10:30 a.m. Tuesday. Learn how to play the piano with group participation. Lessons include easy improvisations and note reading packed into a one hour class for $15. Sign up in office.
OKTOBERFEST: Celebrate Oktoberfest at the Enumclaw Senior Activity Center at 11 a.m. Tuesday.
DENTAL CLEANING: Healthy Smiles \will be at the Enumclaw Senior Activity Center Tuesday for a scheduled dental cleaning for $68. Sign up for an appointment in office.
STORY TIME: Registration is under way for the Enumclaw Public Library’s winter story time sessions, Tuesday, through Nov. 4. Toddler Time will be 10 to 10:30 a.m. and 11 to 11:30 a.m. Tuesdays.
This is for children ages 2 to 3 ½ accompanied by an adult. Toddler Times has started and runs for eight weeks. Preschool story time will be 10 to 10:30 a.m. to 11 to 11:30 a.m. Thursdays. This is for children ages 3 ½ and up. pre-school story time begins Thursday and runs for eight weeks. To sign up by call or visiting the library or contact Charmayne Paasch at 360-825-2938 with questions.
FOOT CARE: The Black Diamond Community Center will host foot care with Karen Poppleton between 9 a.m. and 4 p.m. Oct. 21. The cost is $25. Call 360-886-1011 for appointments.
ZOMBIE TOWN: The Enumclaw High School drama department presents “Zombie Town” at 7:30 p.m. Oct. 21-23 and Oct. 28-30 in the EHS auditorium. Admission is $9. Students with Associated Student Body card pay $6. For information, call 360-802-7807.
HALLOWEEN PARTY: The Black Diamond Community Center will host a Halloween party, Graveyard Luncheon, between 11 a.m. and 1 p.m. Oct. 28. Tickets are $5.
Gallery 2010: The city of Enumclaw Gallery 2010 presents photographer Lauri Hillberg’s Birds of Enumclaw. The exhibit begins Thursday and continues through Nov. 2 at Enumclaw City Hall. Hours for the exhibition space are 8 a. m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday. Enumclaw City Hall is closed on national holidays. The gallery is closed to the public Tuesdays for municipal court. For information, call the Enumclaw Cultural Programs office at 360-802-0239.
MAGICAL MOMENTS: Plateau Area Writers Association announces the release of its Magical Moments and Unexplainable Events anthology. Copies are $6 each.
CHOICE PROGRAM: The Choice Program is accepting applications for third through 12th grade through the summer. Applications can be picked up at the White River District Office, 240 N. A St., Buckley at the Human Resources office.
GET ON TRACK: Get on Track runs from 5:30 to 7 p.m. Wednesdays at the Black Diamond Community Center, 31605 Third Ave. The group’s focus is to educate youth ages 13 to 17 who are in danger of entering the Juvenile Justice System or who have court-ordered hours. Each session qualifies for 1.5 hours of community service time. Youth and parent are required to attend a two-hour intake prior to attendance. Call Judith or Leslie at 360-886-1011 to schedule an intake.
CHILD FIND: The White River School District provides Child Find screenings, at no cost to families, throughout the school year. This is an opportunity to have preschool-age children checked by professionals from Student Support Services in the areas of vision, hearing, speech/language, learning and motor skills. The purpose of the screening is to identify issues that could affect a child’s future success in school. Results of the screening are discussed with parents and further testing is recommended if necessary. To participate, call 360-829-3959.
MOMS IN TOUCH: Moms in Touch meets weekly to pray for one hour. For times, dates or more information, call Shari Hanbey at 360-886-0833.