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Arts & Entertainment
• Tickets to Stage Door Productions radio version of "A Christmas Story" are on sale. Performances are slated for 7 p.m. Saturday, dessert and coffee at 6, and 2 p.m. Sunday, dessert and coffee at 1, at J.J. Smith Elementary School on Fell Street in Enumclaw. Jean Shepherd's hilarious story of the boy who wanted a Red Ryder BB Gun is told as a special Radio Theatre presentation, this classic will warm hearts as it tickles funny bones. Great family entertainment. Tickets are $15 for adults: $10 for students and seniors at Radio Shack, Enumclaw Chamber of Commerce and the Arts Alive! Gallery. For information, call 360-825-2212 or visit www.stagedoorprod.org.
• "Wish Upon A Christmas Eve" by Ellen Rupel Hansen will be presented at Dec. 9 following the 10 a.m. meeting of the Plateau Area Writers Association at the Enumclaw Public Library. Admission is free, but PAWA donates to local food banks, so a contribution of a food item would be well received.
• Green River Community College Enumclaw campus gallery presents "Testing Boundaries," featuring artist Lisa Strauss. The exhibit runs through Dec. 22. The gallery is open 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. during the quarter Monday through Thursday and 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. between quarters. For information, call 360-802-0239.
• A compilation of poems from the first year of the Plateau’s Poetry Jam titled "Raining Words" is available at the Arts Alive! Gallery in Enumclaw for $14.95.
• Cascade Foothills Chorale is a non-audition choir. Rehearsals are 7 to 9:15 p.m. Thursdays in the Enumclaw High choir room. Performances are Dec. 6 and 7.
The group will also be caroling at the parade and assisted living centers during the holiday season. For information go to www.cfchorale.org or call 253-862-9303
• The city of Enumclaw’s Gallery 2008 features photographer Lydia Strange through Tuesday. Gallery 2008 is located in the Council Chambers at City Hall, 1339 Griffin Ave. 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 on Tuesday of each week for municipal court proceedings. For information, contact the Enumclaw Cultural Programs office at 360-802-0239.
• The Arts Alive! Gallery, 1429 Cole St., is open from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday, 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. Friday and noon to 3 p.m. Sunday. Arts Alive! also offers classes at the gallery; for a full class schedule or more information, contact Arts Alive! at 360-802-6787 or visit the Web site at www.plateauartsalive.org.
• A bazaar to benefit the American Cancer Society is planned for the Lake Sawyer Community Center. The event will run from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Dec. 13 and 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Dec. 14. Featured will be handmade items.
• Camp Fire holiday bazaar is planned for 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Dec. 13 at the Moose Lodge, 24506 448th St. in Enumclaw.
• The Black Diamond Elementary PTA hosts a holiday craft bazaar from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Dec. 6 in the school gymnasium. Crafters and businesses are still being sought; if interested, contact Lorraine Howard at 425-738-6622 or firstname.lastname@example.org or Estela Morgan at 360-886-1532 or email@example.com.
The Black Diamond gymnasium is located at 25511 Lawson St. (behind the Cenex gas station). Programs are provided by the Black Diamond Community Center.
• Teen gym basketball nights are free at the Black Diamond Community Center’s community gym, located at 25511 Lawson St., behind the Cenex gas station. The gym is open 6 to 9 p.m. Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays. Adults are welcome to drop-in on Wednesday nights for $3 ($1.50 for teens on Wednesdays). Please bring court shoes to wear.
• Jazzercise classes are offered 9:45 to 10:45 a.m. Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday mornings, 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. Tuesday and Thursday evenings and 9 to 10 a.m. Saturday mornings. The cost is $32 per month.
• The Community Thanksgiving Eve service, sponsored by the Plateau Ministerial Association, is scheduled for 7 tonight, Wednesday, at Sacred Heart Catholic Church, at the corner of Griffin Avenue and Farrelly Street in Enumclaw.
• Plateau Scottish Country Dancers meet from 7 to 9 p.m. every Monday at the Danish Hall, 1708 Porter St. in Enumclaw. Learn the social dances of Scotland. A partner is not required. Cost is $3 per session. For more information, call Jim and Pat McDonald at 360-825-6572 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
• Free karate classes are offered from 6 to 7:30 p.m. every Thursday at Mount Rainier Christian Center, 43801 244th Ave. S.E. in Enumclaw. Class is for those 8 and older, but kids ages 5 through 7 can be admitted with instructor’s permission. For information, call 360-825-2007.
• The Donald Loomis Memorial Clothing Bank in Buckley gives away clothing and other items to those who live within the White River and Carbonado school districts. The clothing bank is located behind Glacier Middle School around the back bus loop; follow the signs off River Avenue.
It is open from 1 to 3 p.m. Wednesdays and 10 a.m. to noon, the first and third Saturday of each month; and 6 to 8 p.m. the first Tuesday of each month. The bank is closed on school closures and holidays. Donations are accepted during regular hours. There is a special need right now for boys pants. For information, call Sheila Smith at 360-825-5696.
Enumclaw Expo Center
• Drop-in horse exercise through Feb. 27 in the covered arena. Hours are 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Friday and 5 to 8:30 p.m. Wednesday.
• Magical Morning from 9 to 11 a.m. Dec. 6 at the fieldhouse.
• Evenings on the Plateau at 7:30 p.m. Jan. 10 at the fieldhouse.
• The Greenwater Community Center and local merchants will host Greenwater Mountain Holidays Dec. 5-7. There will be a bazaar at the center all three days; a parade and caroling at 5:30 p.m. Dec. 6, followed by a performance by the Enumclaw Middle School choir and the Christmas tree lighting. Vendors are still being sought for the bazaar; if interested, call 360-663-2651.
• Spend a day strolling through beautifully crafted nativity sets from all around the world at the Latter-day Saints Church's fifth annual Nativity Exhibit from 6 to 9 p.m. Dec. 5 and Dec. 6 and 5 to 8 p.m. Dec. 7 in Maple Valley. A special viewing is available from 1 to 3 p.m. Dec. 6. This year, activities also include making Christmas cards, ornaments, dress up in nativity clothing and having their picture taken. This event is free. Visit the Web site at www.mvcreche.org for information and for a schedule of live musical performances and children’s events and activities. Directions to the building are also available. The address is 26800 236th Pl. S.E. – the building is located at Four Corners in Maple Valley.
The Nativity Exhibit, is extending an invitation to the community to participate in this years display. If you are a nativity collector or just have one or two nativities and want to showcase them, contact Bianca Collings at 206-617-4785. Last year, more than 400 creches from across the Puget Sound were available for viewing. A strict “no touch” policy is enforced during the event.
• Come join the fun at 5:30 p.m. Dec. 5 at the Buckley Youth Activity Center, 251 S. River Ave. (next to the skate park) as a group of volunteers decorate and stuff Christmas stockings for disadvantaged children in the community. Enjoy some cocoa, cider and cookies too. Please RSVP to Julie Bevaart at 360-829-5883 or by e-mail to email@example.com.
• The community of Greenwater will host a Christmas tree lighting Dec. 6.
• The Enumclaw Guild of Seattle Children's hospital will host its annual Christmas luncheon and silent auction Dec. 3 at the Moose hall. Tickets are $12.50 and can be purchased through Shirley Amburgey at 360-825-5080. Donations for silent auction can be given by calling Sandra Stergion at 360-825-2715. The social will be from 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. during this time people can bid on the auction. Money raised supports Seattle Children's uncompensated medical fun for parents who can't pay for their child's care.
• Enumclaw Plateau Historical Society will meet at 7 p.m. Thursday in the museum, 1837 Marion St. Program will be on antique children's music boxes. For information, 360-825-2294.
• The Plateau Area Writers Association hosts its quarterly meeting at 10 a.m. Dec. 9 at the Enumclaw library, 1700 First St. Ellen Rupel Hansen's play, "Wish Upon A Christmas Star," will be presented following the business meeting. Admission is free, but the group donates to local food banks so a contribution will be welcomed. For more information, visit http://plateauareawriters.org.
• Future Vision, Enumclaw's Guide Dogs for the Blind club meets at 7 p.m. every Tuesday at Calvary Presbyterian Church on Porter Street. People of all ages are welcome to come see what Guide Dogs is all about. Contact Jana Decker at 360-802-9858 for information.
• The Buckley Eagles Auxiliary No. 1387 hosts meetings at 7 p.m. the second and fourth Thursday of the month at the Fraternal Order of Eagles, 29021 state Route 410 in Buckley. Call 360-829-0465.
• Members of Buckley’s Retired Eagles Activity Club (REAC) meet at 2 p.m. the third Sunday of each month. A country music jam follows from 3 to 7 p.m. and is open to the public. For information, contact Mary F. Stu at 360-897-2244.
• Mount Rainier Detachment No. 989 of the Marine Corps League meets at 7 p.m. the third Tuesday of every month at the Veterans of Foreign Wars hall in Enumclaw. For information, call Bruce Bartling at 360-802-0169.
• The Sons of Italy in America Lodge No. 1809 meets at 6:30 p.m. on the second Friday of the month (September through June) at the Community Center in Black Diamond, 31605 Third Ave.
• Enumclaw Lions Club meets at noon every Tuesday at New York Catering, 1626 Railroad St. For information, contact Emerson Bishop at 360-825-6328 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
• Buckley Youth Center Advisory Board meets at 5:30 p.m. the fourth Monday of the month at the White River High School library. Anyone with ideas, suggestions, resources or donations is urged to attend, along with those wishing to volunteer.
• Enumclaw Post 1949 of the Veterans of Foreign Wars meets at 7:30 p.m. the second and fourth Thursday of each month at the post home, 44426 244th Ave S.E. Call Commander Darren Dyer for more information at 253-740-0688. The Auxiliary meets for a noon luncheon and 1 p.m. meeting on the second Thursday of the month. For information call Janie Lau at 360-829-4348.
• Enumclaw Rotary Club meets at noon every Thursday at the Four Seasons Restaurant, 820 Griffin Ave. in Enumclaw. For information, visit www.enumclawrotary.com.
• The Enumclaw Morning Toastmasters meet from 7:30 to 8:30 a.m. every Wednesday at KeyBank in Enumclaw. For information call Bill Young at 253-670-1166.
• Mount Rainier Business Builders meets at 7:30 a.m. every Tuesday at the Masonic Lodge, 42810 264th Ave. S.E. in Enumclaw. For information, call 360-825-6604 or e-mail jan@RainierPlazaAccounting.com.
• Enumclaw Kiwanis Club meets at 6:30 p.m. every Tuesday of each month at Four Seasons Restaurant, 820 Griffin Ave. in Enumclaw. For more information, call 360-829-5451 or e-mail email@example.com.
• The Enumclaw Plateau Historical Society meets at 7 p.m. the third Thursday of each month at the museum, 1837 Marion St. Public is welcome to attend.
• MOPS – Wabash Mothers of Preschoolers meets at Wabash Presbyterian Church, 18325 S.E. 384th. For a schedule of meeting dates and other information, call Danielle McIntosh at 360-802-0434 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org or visit www.wabashmops.com.
• The Enumclaw, Black Diamond and Maple Valley MOMS (Mothers Offering Mothers Support) Club meets the second Tuesday of each month. The club is a national support group for mothers who stay home with their kids, including those with home-based businesses and those who work part time but are home during the day. Mothers may take children to all club activities. For information, call Amy Zuydhoek at 360-802-1240.
• Sacred Heart Mothers of Preschoolers (MOPS) meets from 9:30 to 11:30 a.m. every other Monday during the school year at Sacred Heart Church, 1614 Farrelly St. For information, contact the parish office at 360-825-2333 or visit www.orgsites.com/wa/shmops.
• Plateau residents are invited to regular meetings of the 31st District Democrats. Meetings are at the Marion Grange in Buckley. A coffee/discussion hour will start at 6 and the formal meeting begins at 7 p.m. the third Wednesday of every month. All are invited to become informed and engaged in the process. For information call 253-862-7865.
• The Enumclaw School District provides free child development screenings throughout the school year for preschool-aged children who are not enrolled in public school and may have special needs. Screening results are shared with parents and, if necessary, further testing is recommended. The purpose of the screening is to identify issues that could affect a child’s success in school.
Special needs may include concerns with any of the following: hearing, vision, speech, language, health, learning, behavior, birth defects, developmental delays, orthopedic problems, mental retardation, autism or other disabilities.
For information, call the district at 360-802-7125.
All activities are at the center, 1350 Cole St., unless otherwise noted. More information about any of the following programs or activities is available by phoning the center at 360-825-4741.
• Enumclaw Garden Club Christmas Tree Decorating, 9 a.m. Monday.
• Free blood pressure and glucose clinic Tuesday.
• Japanese stretch embroidery from 1 to 3 p.m Dec. 3 and Dec. 10.
• Haircuts by Char for $5 Dec. 4. Haircuts are available between 9 a.m. and 3 p.m. by appointment only.
• At 1 p.m Dec. 5, learn about Medicare and what is new with Regence BlueShield for 2009. Bring your questions about Medicare, Prescription Part D and Medicare Advantage Supplement plans.
• The Wellness Committee will be serving a nutritious tray of fresh fruits or vegetables or other appetizers at 11 a.m. Dec. 8.
• Humana Medicare Plan options will be presented at 12:30 p.m. Dec. 9.
• Lucky Eagle Casino trip Dec. 9. There is a $2 trip charge payable when registering. Motor coach arrives at the center at 9 a.m. and returns about 4:15 p.m.
• Holiday shopping trip to Wal-Mart, Fred Meyer or Target in Bonney Lake leaves the center at 9 and returns about 11:45 a.m. Dec. 10. A $3 van fee is required.
• Snoqualmie Casino trip departs at 9 a.m. Dec. 11.
• Christmas dinner includes entertainment by Craig Gammon at 11 a.m. followed by a visit from Santa Claus at 11:45 Dec. 19. Suggested $3 donation and reservations are required.
• Money Talks with Ken Borg is scheduled for 10 a.m. today, Wednesday. This educational class is for beginners and individual investors. Learn more about setting realistic goals and understanding how the economy can help or hurt your investments. No fee
• The Enumclaw Senior Activity Center will be closed Thursday and Friday in observance of Thanksgiving.
• Cruise aboard the Star Princess for seven nights with Travel Leaders formerly Carlson Wagonlit Travel Associates to Alaska. Prices start as low as $1,022. For information call Susan Knapp at 253-200-0260.
• Low and slow, stretch and tone from 9:30 to 10 a.m. Thursdays in November at the center with Pilates and yoga. This class will benefit all ages and abilities. The monthly cost of $10 paid to instructor.
• The Singing Christmas Tree is an inspirational play highlighted by wonderful singers and an orchestra, as well as beautiful lights and decorations. The center is planning a trip at 11:30 p.m. Dec. 21 in Puyallup. Lunch is on your own. The price is $26 for play, transportation and payment is made upon registering.
Buckley Senior Center
The Buckley Senior Center is at 811 Main St. and can be reached at 360-829-0190.
• A trip is set to see Life Center’s Singing Christmas Tree Dec. 19. The cost is $20 (plus dinner on your own) and the van leaves the center at 4:30 p.m.
• The Buckley Senior Center offers free van transportation from home to the center for lunch Monday, Tuesday and Friday weekly. Seniors who live within the White River School District are eligible to have the van come pick them up. The van also takes seniors to the post office, food bank, drug store and Farm Fresh Produce. Call the center to schedule a pick-up time.
• Join the folks at the center for an afternoon of bunco the second Monday of the month. Newcomers are welcome. Win prizes, have fun and learn a new game. The cost to play is $1.
• A birthday celebration is planned the third Friday of the month. Enjoy a free lunch, a birthday photograph and a special birthday flower, plus entertainment and cake and ice cream. Call in advance to register.
• Nurses from Good Samaritan Hospital are in the center the first Monday of the month from 8:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. to give free blood sugar testing for diabetes, free blood pressure checks, free and low cost cholesterol tests and immunizations. No appointments needed.
• The center offers Mexican train dominos on Monday afternoons. New to the game? We will teach you how to play. Games start at 10:30 a.m.
• The center’s “Golden Beginnings” group includes all seniors. They meet for friendship, to play cards and for a potluck lunch.
• The center now offers seated yoga classes from 9:45 to 10:45 a.m. Tuesdays. Aerobics are on Friday. There is a $1 fee.
• Join others Friday afternoons for a large-group pinochle game at 12:45 p.m. in the multi-purpose room. For 50 cents buy in and enjoy card playing and maybe win one of the daily prizes.
The Black Diamond Community Center is at 31605 Third Ave. For information call 360-886-1011; for senior citizen programs, unless otherwise noted, call 360-886-2418.
• Randy Castro from Regence Blue Shield will be leading a free informational seminar on medical insurance plans from 10 to 11:30 a.m. Dec. 4.
• Community Tree Lighting festivities begin at 6:30 p.m. Dec. 5. Bring the grandkids for caroling, pictures with Santa, and cocoa and cookies.
• An AARP Defensive Driving Class with Rich Taylor is scheduled for Dec. 9 and 10. It's $10 per person. Class runs from 9 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Lunch provided with a $3 donation Dec. 9; bring a lunch on Day 2.
• Black Diamond Community Center’s Holistic and Wellness Clinic is offering new times and dates for The Reiki Connection, available from 1 to 5 p.m. the third Thursday of each month. The last appointment is at 4 p.m. The suggested donation for returning clients is $15 for a 30-minute session. The program is free for first time clients who would like to try it. All of the practitioners are certified and trained in Reiki. Call the center at 360-886-1011 for an appointment.
• TOPS (Take Off Pounds Sensibly) meets from 9 to 11 a.m. Fridays at the center. Adult Day Health is also offered Fridays from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. If you are caring for someone and need a break, Black Diamond Community Center may be the solution. Call and see if this program is for you and your loved one. Crafts, lunch, fun things to do.
• AA groups meet at the center Monday and Thursday evenings.
• Dina Osgards’ dance class – tap, ballet, modern – is from 4 to 6 p.m. Tuesdays.
• Mary Bridge Children’s Allergy and Asthma Support Group meets quarterly at the Mary Bridge Children’s Health Center, 311 S. L St. in Tacoma. For information, contact Nancy Thomson at 253-862-5650 or email@example.com.
• YoungLives offers fun and support for teenage mothers. The group meets from 6 to 8 p.m. the second and fourth Thursday of the month at Calvary Presbyterian Church, 1725 Porter St. in Enumclaw. Free dinner and childcare are provided. For information, contact Amy Bonzon at firstname.lastname@example.org or 253-951-1792.
• The Living with Diabetes Support Group meets from 3 to 4:30 p.m. the first Wednesday of the month in the Enumclaw Regional Hospital conference room. Facilitator is Heidi Roberts, registered dietitian and diabetes educator. For information, call 360-802-3272.
• Alzheimer’s Association caregiver support groups provide a place for people to learn, share and gain emotional support from others who provide care to a person with dementia. A free information and support group meets from 1 to 2:30 p.m. the first and third Thursday of each month at the Enumclaw Public Library, 1700 First St. For information, call group facilitator Gwen Waller at 253-334-8814.
• Homeschool Support Association does not host regular meetings. For information, contact Cheryl Dunning at 360-825-1703.
• An online chat support group, facilitated by Plateau foster parents Denise and Dave Keating, is offered for foster parents at 7 p.m. the fourth Tuesday of each month at www.specialchildrenspecialhomes.com.
• For those who love puppies and are looking for a rewarding way to volunteer their time to help others, Guide Dogs for the Blind might be the perfect opportunity. Enumclaw's club Future Vision is looking for puppy raisers of all ages to train puppies for people who are legally blind. Contact Jana Decker at 360-802-9858 for more information.
• The Black Diamond library is looking for adult volunteers. To apply, call 360-886-1105.
• Volunteers are needed to work in the garden beds at Veterans Memorial Park. Contact Louise Poppleton with the Enumclaw Beautification Committee at 360-825-3365.
• The Buckley Senior Center needs volunteer drivers for its 15-passenger van during weekdays, either as a regular driver or as a substitute driver. A commercial driver’s license is not required. Basic First Aid and CPR will be provided. For information, call the senior center at 360-829-0190 or drop by the center at 811 Main St. between 7:30 a.m. and 4 p.m. Monday through Friday.
• Girl Scout Service Unit No. 022 is looking for volunteers to join the leadership team. Needed are dedicated, responsible adults who like to have fun to be troop leaders and co-leaders. Anyone interested in being a leader, co-leader or volunteering some other way can contact Tracie Lievense with Girl Scouts Totem Council 1-800-767-6835, ext. 534.
• Plateau Outreach Ministry needs volunteers to help in its reception area, with the food bank, the Samaritan Project and thrift shop. Hours are flexible and no experience is necessary. If interested, call 360-825-8961.
• Arts Alive! is looking for volunteers to help staff its Center for the Arts in Enumclaw along with artists interested in teaching or displaying. Volunteers do not need to have art experience, however, an interest in the arts is helpful. For information or to register, please visit the Arts Alive! Center for the Arts at 1511 Garrett St., call 360-802-6787 or visit the Web site at www.plateauartsalive.org.
• Cub Scout Pack 500 is looking for local Plateau adults to assist with its Scout programs. With the rapid growth of the Pack, the need for additional den leaders, assistant den leaders and other volunteers to assist with Pack events and operations is necessary. Most Scout leaders come from families in the Pack. Anyone interested in joining Cub Scouts and would like to contribute time to run a den or volunteer in some other way can contact Tom Crews, assistant cubmaster for Pack 500, at 360-825-5331.
• Senior Services urgently needs volunteer drivers to keep up with the increasing demand for rides. A very flexible program, volunteers use their own vehicles and choose which weekdays and where they wish to drive. Drivers are paid mileage and parking reimbursement, plus supplemental liability insurance. Drivers must be at least 25 years old, hold a valid drivers license and have no at-fault accidents within the past three years. Contact Senior Services at 206-448-5740 or 1-800-282-5815 or apply online at www.seniorservices.org.
• Senior Services’ Volunteer Transportation Program needs volunteer drivers in the Enumclaw and Black Diamond areas to transport elderly people to medical and other essential appointments. It is a program of Senior Services, a non-profit agency dedicated to supporting the independence of seniors. For information, call 206-727-6255 or e-mail email@example.com.
• The Enumclaw Area Chamber of Commerce is looking for volunteers to staff its visitors center on Cole Street. Volunteers greet visitors and help with directions or information on the community and surrounding area, answer incoming phone calls and assist with occasional light office tasks. Call the Chamber at 360-825-7666 or drop by 1421 Cole St. information.
Enumclaw Youth Center
The center is located at 1356 Cole St. More information about any of the following programs, activities or volunteer opportunities is available by calling the center at 360-825-4586.
• Free drop-in enrichment, recreation center and computer lab for kids ages 10 to 18. Regular drop-in hours are 3 to 7 p.m. Monday through Friday. Tutoring is available by special arrangements. Call the center for information.
Black Diamond Youth
For information regarding the Black Diamond Community Center youth programs call Helen Bittner, youth coordinator, 360-886-1011.
• The Black Diamond Before and After School Kids (BASK) program is a licensed school-age childcare program for children in grades kindergarten through sixth with low fees. Black Diamond Community Center staff provide a variety of educational and recreational activities for the kids.
The BASK program is available between 6 and 8:45 a.m. (school breakfast is available at 8:30 a.m.), and 3 to 6:30 p.m. On early release days, the program is offered between noon and 6:30 p.m. and most full days that school is closed from 6 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. Youth need to bring lunches on early release and full days.
Fees during the school year are based on a sliding scale, ranging from $3.75 to $8 per three-hour AM or PM session. Discounts are available for multi-children families on the Enumclaw School District free and reduced lunch program. For more information and an application packet, contact the Black Diamond Community Center at 360-886-9844 between 8 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday.
• Creative movement and dance classes with Deana Ostgard are offered from 11 a.m. to noon Tuesdays for youth ages 3 to 5. Ballet and tap classes are also available Tuesday afternoons at the community center for older children. Class fees are $25 per month. Call Deana at 360-886-1011 for information
• The Black Diamond Community Center offers Get On Track from 5:30 to 7 p.m. Wednesdays. The focus of this group 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 hour community service time. Youth earn 15 hours upon completion of the program. Youth and parents are required to attend a two-hour intake interview prior to attendance. Call Judith or Leslie at 360-886-9844 to make an appointment.
• Tutoring is available for all Enumclaw School District students at the Black Diamond Community Center from 6 to 9 p.m. every Tuesday and Thursday during the normal school term. Tutors are available for all grades in the following subjects: math, science, English, reading, Spanish, American studies, and study skills. Anyone interested in participating, either as a student or as a tutor, can send an e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org, or call the Black Diamond Community Center at 360-886-1011. More information can be found at the Web site www.blackdiamondtutors.com www.blackdiamondtutors.com. Drop-ins are welcome.
The Buckley Youth Activities Center is open 2:30 to 7:30 p.m. Tuesday through Friday and 1:30 to 7:30 p.m. Saturday. It is located on River Avenue next to the post office. For information call 360-829-6534 or visit the Web site at www.cityofbuckley.com.
• Free tutoring for grades six to 12 is offered from 6 to 9 p.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays and from 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesdays for grades kindergarten through eight.
• Play-Dayz offers toddler music classes at 10 a.m. Mondays; art classes at 10 a.m. Tuesdays and toddler yoga at 11:40 a.m.
• A Texas Hold'em competition begins at 3:30 p.m. today, Wednesay.
• The center will be closed Thursday and Friday for the Thanksgiving holiday.