COMMUNITY CALENDAR for November 17 through November 23

WEDNESDAY, November 17

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, November 18

FOOT CARE: The Black Diamond Community Center will offer footcare appointments with Karen Poppleton between 9 a.m. and 4 p.m. Thursday for $25.

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, November 20

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

NURSERY TRIP: The Black Diamond Community Center is offering a trip Puyallup’s Watson’s Nursery Saturday. This is an opportunity to pick up poinsettias and Christmas décor. A $10 deposit is required. Bring some money for lunch too. The van leaves at 9:30 a.m. and returns by 3 p.m.

SUNDAY, November 21

FREE DINNER: The Black Diamond PTA is hosting its second annual free Thanksgiving dinner from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Sunday in the Black Diamond Elementary School gym. This is a community event. There will be a craft table for young children, musical entertainment, and a “Thank You” table to send thank yous to local police, fire and EMTs. For information, contact Tina McGann at 360-886-8268 or

MONDAY, November 22

INVESTMENT CLUB: The Black Diamond Community Center’s Investment Club meets at 9:30 a.m. Monday to discuss financial

management and development.

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

TUESDAY, November 23

AVALANCHE SLIDESHOW: Don Langlois of Ride Explorations will present a free avalanche slideshow at 7 p.m. Tuesday at the Greenwater Community Center. He will also offer avalanche awareness classes from 6 to 9 p.m. Dec. 8 and 9 at the Greenwater Community Center and Jan. 10 and 11 at Green River Community College. For information, call 253-891-0149 or visit

TURKEY DINNER: The Black Diamond Community Center will celebrate Thanksgiving and Executive Director Judith Black’s birthday at 11 a.m. Tuesday. Purchase tickets in advance, $5.


CALL TO ARTISTS: The city of Enumclaw is seeking visual artists to exhibit two and three-dimensional, original, works of art at City Hall Gallery 2011. A total of 12 exhibitions will be scheduled. Each exhibition will be displayed for approximately four weeks.

Artists represented in all exhibits are responsible for installation, labels, text, sales and public receptions. The City Hall Gallery 2011 has a glass display case in which small sculptures, pottery, jewelry and similar items will be scheduled for additional exhibitions. Artists interested in being considered for exhibition, should include the preferred date for exhibition, and if work would be available for a January 2011 exhibit. All work submitted will be reviewed by the Arts Commission for inclusion in the exhibit schedule. Please submit the following materials: Eight photographs of work, no actual artwork. Each photograph must be labeled with artist’s name, title of piece, size and media and top of the image must be clearly marked. Entries must also include an annotated list, self-addressed, stamped return envelope and artist statement. Entries may be submitted to Enumclaw Cultural Programs Coordinator, 1339 Griffin Ave., Enumclaw, 98022. The deadline for consideration is Nov. 30. For information, contact the Enumclaw Cultural Programs at 360-802-0239.

BABY CLASS: The center will host a free parenting class titled Happiest Baby on the Block from 6 to 8 p.m. Nov. 30 at Foothills Elementary School, 10621 234th Ave. E., Buckley. This class is open to parents who are either expecting a baby or have an infant up to 3 months old. Childcare is provided.

To register, call Puyallup Family Center at 253-845-9177 or White River Family Center at 360-829-5883.

PARENTING CLASS: Transition to Parenthood is a workshop about healthy communication for couples who are expecting a baby or who are raising an infant or toddler between 6 to 8 p.m. Dec. 7 at Foothills Elementary School, 10621 234th Ave. E., Buckley. This is a free class. To register, contact Klara at 253-697-8408 or Danniel at 360-829-5883.

COAT GIVEAWAY: Create a variety of imaginative surprises and pick up a winter coat between 5:30 to 7 p.m. Dec. 6 at Wickersham School of Discovery, 250 W. Main in Buckley. Cocoa, Coats and Crafts is a free event. To donate a new or clean, gently-used coat bring it to the Family Center Portable on the Wickersham campus between 8 a.m. and 1 p.m. Monday through Thursday. Other donation sites include Buckley Library, Buckley Eagles and Bonney Lake Fitness, or the night of the event.

To register, call Danniel at 360-829-5883 or Klara at 253-697-8408.

Black Diamond Elementary Craft Bazaar

ELEMENTARY BAZAAR: Black Diamond Elementary School PTA will host a holiday craft bazaar from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Dec. 4 at the school. Applications can be printed off from or e-mail Estela Morgan at


VETERANS HONORED: The Enumclaw Senior Activity Center will be posting a WALL of HONOR for the month of November to honor all of the community’s veterans. Anyone is welcome to bring in a photo of a veteran close to them. The photos will be posted in the front window of the senior center on Cole Street.

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.

MUSIC TEACHERS: The Enumclaw Music Teacher’s Association is a group of local music teachers who have joined together in an effort to promote and encourage the making and studying of music in the area. Meeting once a month, this local chapter of the Washington State Music Teachers Association, also affiliated with the Music Teachers National Association, gives a place for music teachers to gather and talk about teaching music and encourage one another in professional development. In addition to participating in the annual state level adjudications each spring, EMTA also plans cooperative events for its students like the Ribbon Festival Thursday. Local music teachers looking for a place to belong and share their talents are welcome. For questions about the group, contact Luanne Kauppila at or 360-825-8870.

GALLERY 2010: Enumclaw welcomes photographer Bob Charlo/Kalispel Nation to Gallery 2010. His exhibit at Enumclaw City Hall and continues through Nov. 30. Enumclaw gave a salute to Charlo two years ago when he was added to the Enumclaw Walk of Fame and one of his pieces was choses as the signature piece for the PBS series “We Shall Remain.” Charlo’s exhibit will feature a range of his works through time. 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.

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