COMMUNITY CALENDAR for October 20 through October 26

WEDNESDAY, October 20

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.

HALLOWEEN COSTUMES: The Families First Coalition will distribute Halloween costumes at the Prairie Ridge Community Center between 10 a.m. and 1 p.m. today, Wednesday, Friday, Oct. 27 and Oct. 29; 5 to 7 p.m. Tuesday and 12:30 to 5 p.m. Oct. 29.

THURSDAY, October 21

ZOMBIE TOWN: The Enumclaw High School drama department presents “Zombie Town” at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Friday and Saturday 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.

FOOT CARE: The Black Diamond Community Center will host foot care with Karen Poppleton between 9 a.m. and 4 p.m. Thursday. The cost is $25. Call 360-886-1011 for appointments.

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.

SATURDAY, October 23

BREAKFAST FUNDRAISER: The White River Community Outreach fundraising pancake breakfast at Applebee’s in Bonney Lake is set for 8 to 10 a.m. Saturday. Tickets are $10 in advance. Call 360-829-1921 ext. 261 to reserve a seat. Proceeds will purchase school supplies for children and hygiene items for families in the community.

MONDAY, October 25

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


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.

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.

OCKTOBERFEST: Enumclaw High School German students will host an Ocktoberfest celebration from 5:15 to 7:15 p.m. Oct. 28 in the EHS commons. The cost is $10 per person. The evening will include a professional Bavarian band, dancing and fingerhakeln, an Alpine strength game. Tickets can be purchased from a German student or by e-mailing adviser Sarah Stout at All proceeds go to support those going on EHS’s Germany exchange trip.

HALLOWEEN PARTY: The Buckley Youth Activity Center will host a Halloween party for kids ages 8 to 18 between 4:30 and 6:30 p.m. Oct. 30.

DINNER AUCTION: The Buckley Youth Activity Center dinner and auction takes place at 5 p.m. Nov. 20 at the Buckley Eagles. The cost is $10. To donate auction items, contact Ellen Boyd at 360-829-6534.

GROCERY FUNDRAISER: Shop at Enumclaw Grocery Outlet between 5 and 8 p.m. Oct. 29 and 10 percent of the grocery bill will support Rainier Foothills Swim Team.

ART FUNDRAISER: Arts Alive!’s dinner and auction, themed Beam Me Up Enumclaw, is scheduled for 5:30 p.m. Nov. 6 at the Pete’s Pool fieldhouse. The annual costume-optional fundraising extravaganza raises money for Arts Alive!, the Plateau’s nonprofit, volunteer-run organization that supports visual, performing, literary and musical arts in the area. Tickets are on sale for $40 a person at the Arts Alive! Gallery, 1429 Cole St. in Enumclaw, 360-802-6787, or The ticket deadline is Oct. 30. This year’s honoree will be Gary LaTurner, Enumclaw Cultural Programs Manager, accomplished visual and ceramic artist and teacher. There’s also still time to donate silent or live auction items or sponsor the event, contact Bender at

QUILT TICKETS: The Crystal Quilters have again created a quilt to raise money for Arts Alive! Raffle tickets are on sale for $1 at the Arts Alive! Gallery on Cole Street in Enumclaw. The drawing will take place at the annual Arts Alive! dinner and auction Nov. 6 at Pete’s Pool fieldhouse, but participants need not be present to win.

FLEECE COLLECTION: Sirius 4-H Dog Club is looking for fleece and cardstock donations. Youth will be making cards and animal blankets for a community service project. Country Animal Hospital, the corner of 244th Avenue Southeast and state Route 164 in Enumclaw, will be accepting donations through Nov. 12.

ART AUCTION: Friends of Elizabeth Crews are organizing a fundraising dinner and art auction Nov. 14 to honor her and benefit St. Elizabeth Hospital. The gourmet dinner begins at 6 p.m. at Enumclaw’s Rainier Bar and Grill. Tickets range from $100 to $125 and can be purchased through Edward Hechter at 253-217-1059 or Donations are tax deductible.


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.

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