Community

Community Calendar

Arts & Entertainment

• Green River Community College Enumclaw campus gallery presents "Testing Boundaries," featuring artist Lisa Strauss. The exhibit runs through Monday. 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. For information go to www.cfchorale.org or call 253-862-9303

• The city of Enumclaw’s Gallery 2008 features Enumclaw photographer Lisa Parsons with Journey to Andean Highlands and Jungles of Peru. The exhibit runs through Jan. 7. An artist reception is scheduled for 7 to 8 p.m. Thursday at City Hall. Following the reception, Parsons invites the community to view a slide show and South American wine tasting at Sip City Wines in Enumclaw. 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.

• The public is invited to the Enumclaw Chrysler, Jeep, Dodge, dealership at 726 state Route 410 in Enumclaw. The exhibit will last throughout 2008, with changes in the artwork every three months. The Chrysler Jeep Dodge Gallery is open from 7:30 a.m. to 7 p.m. Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday and 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday.

• Plateau Area Writers Association will host a poetry jam from 7 to 9 p.m. the second Friday of every month at the Arts Alive! Gallery, 1429 Cole St., Enumclaw. This event is an open microphone to share work with others.

• The Arts Alive! Gallery, 1429 Cole. St., Enumclaw, hosts a play reading featuring local writers’ work from 7 to 9 p.m. the fourth Friday of each month. Read a role, or sit and enjoy the play.

• Members of the Cascade Recorder Consort meet at 9 a.m. every Saturday at the Enumclaw Public Library. Both new and experienced musicians are encouraged to attend the free sessions. For information, call Dan at 360-588-6981.

Black Diamond

Community Gym

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.

Church

• Free computer classes at 1 p.m. Tuesdays at Hillside Community Church. For information, 360-825-1694 or www.hillside-communitychurch.org.

• Seventh-day Adventist Church hosts co-ed volleyball at 5:30 Sunday evenings in the gym.

Classes/Workshops

• Ridge Explorations will offer a free avalanche awareness clinic from 7 to 8:30 p.m. Monday at the Greenwater Community Center. The course is designed for backcountry snowshoers, skiers and sledders. For informaiton e-mail info@ridgeexplorations.com or call 253-891-0149.

Clothing Banks

• 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 coats. For information, call Sheila Smith at 360-825-5696.

• The Enumclaw School District’s clothing bank operates at the former J.J. Smith Elementary School, 1640 Fell St. It is open from 4:30 to 6 p.m. every Tuesday.

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.

• Evenings on the Plateau at 7:30 p.m. Jan. 10 at the fieldhouse.

Events

• The Enumclaw Garden Club will host its "homespun Christmas party" beginning at 11 a.m. today, Wednesday, at the Enumclaw Veterans of Foreign Wars hall. Each member is to provide a "perfect" apron, wrapped to be given to another attendee, plus a potluck dish, salad or other goodie to share. The program will be by ELLE designs as table decorations. Breakfast for the Birds tickets will be on sale for $15 each. New members are welcome.

Fund-raisers

• The Wilkeson Centennial Committee announces the availability of centennial quilts and 2009 calendars showcasing Wilkeson's history. Both are selling fast so stop by or contact town hall at 360-829-0790 or Donna Hogerhuis at 360-829-4281 by Dec. 24. The quilts are $55 and calendars are $10. All proceeds benefit the Wilkeson Centennial celebration and town momunent.

Health and Fitness

• The Obesity Surgery Discussion Group meets from 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. Fridays at St. Francis Hospital in Federal Way. For information call 253-275-6030.

• The Senior Mobility Program makes electric wheelchairs available to senior citizens and the permanently disabled at no cost to the recipient if they qualify. No deposit is required. Call 1-800-451-0971 to see if you qualify.

• High Point Village offers a free blood pressure clinic for senior citizens from 10 to 11 a.m. the third Thursday of each month at High Point, 1777 High Point. Call 360-825-7780 for more information.

Meetings

• 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 meet at 7 p.m. the first and third Thursday of the month. The auxiliary meets on the second and fourth Thursday. REAC meets at 2 p.m. the third Sunday of the month. The RV club meets at 7 p.m. on the first Wednesday. The REAC card group meets at 1 p.m. every Wednesday. Dinner is from 5 to 7 p.m. Wednesdays. Dancing is from 6 to 9 p.m. Wednesdays. Bingo is at 10 a.m. Thursdays. Club dance is 3 to 7 p.m. Sundays. Call 360-829-1151 for more 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.

• Washington State Animal Response Team meets quarterly at 7 p.m. on the second Wednesday in the Enumclaw KeyBank community room. WASART is a nonprofit organization focused on animal-related disaster response needs. For information call Gretchen McCallum at 360-886-7276 or visit www.washingtonsart.org.

• The Enumclaw Plateau Human Life group meets at 10 a.m. the second Saturday of each month at the Enumclaw Public Library.

• 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 embishop@comcast.net.

• 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.

• The Pierce County Amateur Radio Communications Services, Zone 6, meets at 1 p.m. the fourth Saturday of the month, excluding holidays, at the Bonney Lake Library, 18501 90th St. E. All amateur radio operators are welcome. For more information, call 360-897-6576.

• 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 horlor@comcast.net.

• 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.

• Leaders of Girl Scout Service Unit No. 022 meet at 7 p.m. the second Wednesday of every month at the Enumclaw Youth Clubhouse, 1225 Battersby Ave. They invite anyone interested in being a Girl Scout volunteer to join them. For information contact Jennifer Fink, service unit manager, at 253-350-1225.

• The Kiwanis Club of Buckley meets at 6:45 a.m. the first and third Thursday of each month at the Buckley Eagles. The schedule will change for January only with meetings scheduled for Jan. 8 and Jan. 22. New members are welcome. For information call 360-829-0175.

Parenting

• 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 danielle_mk4u@hotmail.com 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.

Politics

• 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.

Schools

• 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.

• Before discarding those old Cascadians – Enumclaw High yearbooks – think about donating them to the high school. EHS activities staff tries to keep at least one annual from every year, but sometimes they get misplaced or lost. Several years are currently missing. For information or to make a donation contact the activities office at 360-802-7718.

Enumclaw Senior

Activity Center

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.

• Christmas dinner includes entertainment by Craig Gammon at 11 a.m. followed by a visit from Santa Claus at 11:45 Friday. Suggested $3 donation and reservations are required.

• 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.

• 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. Sunday in Puyallup. Lunch is on your own. The price is $26 for play, transportation and payment is made upon registering.

• Wii want folks to play on the center's Nintendo Wii and flat screen TV. It puts players in the game. Wii have started a bowling league and will be practicing at 1 p.m. Wednesdays.

• Senior Larks Glee Club meets from 10 to 11 a.m. Monday, practicing holiday songs. This group of men and women entertain at senior living complexes. No experience necessary. No fee.

• Sassy Senior Exercise Class is at 9 a.m. every Monday, Wednesday or Friday. There is no fee.

• High Point Village provides a free blood pressure and glucose clinic at the center on the first and fourth Tuesday of each month.

• Martinis with Martin every Wednesday at 10:45 a.m. is the best of variety shows and movies on DVD and played in the comfort of the center's living room while serving mock martinis.

• This season marks a new beginning for the Auburn Symphony Orchestra with several changes occurring, including the expansion of our series from three programs to four and adding optional transportation from the Enumclaw Senior Activity Center. This season’s programs include, The Messiah, The Passions and Perils of Love, and Spring Rhapsody. For information stop by the center.

• Pilates is a total body conditioning exercise method that combines flexibility, balance and strength through mat work, yoga and light weight training. Wear comfortable clothing and shoes, bring a mat, towel and water. Classes are from 8 to 9 a.m. Tuesdays and/or Thursdays in June at the Enumclaw Expo Center fieldhouse. Cost is $3.50 per class. Sign up in the office.

• Reflexology appointments with Mary Ellen Rutter in the comfort of your home. This scientific reflex principle stimulates areas in the feet and hands, this technique used properly can help with many health problems in a natural way. Appointments are $25 for a half hour; sign up in the office.

• Japanese stretch embroidery class meets at 1 p.m. every Wednesday with instructor Melisa Akai. There is a fee. Stop by and see the creations and what supplies are needed to get started.

• Join the Sassy Seniors exercise program at 9 a.m. every Monday, Wednesday and Friday. No fee.

Buckley Senior Center

The Buckley Senior Center is at 811 Main St. and can be reached at 360-829-0190.

• The annual Christmas dinner and raffle will be today, Wednesday. The morning will start with Christmas entertainment from Raleigh J and a visit from the man in red. Enjoy a holiday dinner. Please call the center to RSVP.

• A trip is set to see Life Center’s Singing Christmas Tree Friday. 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.

• Cribbage is making a comeback. Free instruction in beginning and advanced games is the first Thursday each month. Game playing 1 p.m. every Thursday.

• Games, games, games! Free instruction in refresher pinochle at 12:45 p.m. Tuesdays; 12:30 p.m. Wednesdays is bridge; 10 a.m. is bingo every Thursday; and 12:45 p.m. pinochle is played every Friday.

• Lee Killmer teaches oil painting from 9 to 11:30 a.m. every Monday; $3 paid to instructor per session.

Black Diamond

Community Center

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.

• Senior Christmas party is 10 a.m. Thursday. Prime rib and all of the trimmings. Dina Blade will entertain, also the little Black Diamond Dancers. Sponsored by local businesses and the Maple Valley-Black Diamond Rotary, so lunch is free. There will be a gift exchange for those interested, please limit gifts to $5. Space is limited, so sign up.

• 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.

• The emergency food and clothing bank is open from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Friday. The bank is always in need of donations of cold cereal, peanut butter, jelly, tuna fish, mayonnaise and other sandwich making materials. As well as, pasta and spaghetti sauces, macaroni and cheese, soups, packaged meals and other nonperishable items.

 • Power assistance is available for those seniors and families who live in Buckley, Enumclaw, Maple Valley, Black Diamond and Covington. Please call 360-886-1011 for qualification information.

• The Black Diamond Community Center’s emergency food and clothing bank is open 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Friday and 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday evenings.

Support Groups

• 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 nancythomson253@hotmail.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 younglives@comcast.net 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.

• 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.

• “Changes” (a parent support group) helps families torn apart by adolescent defiance. Parents are empowered through small steps, education and peer support. Call 1-888-468-2620 or visit www.cpsn.org.

Volunteers

• 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 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 drivers 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.

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.

• Volunteers are needed to provide instruction and/or supervise the computer lab.

• 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.

Youth

• Rainier Rabbits 4-H Youth Club is accepting new members in kindergarten through 12th grade. Learn about rabbits and showmanship. Learn about environmental stewardship. Call Janet at 360-825-3676 for information about either project.

• Girl Scout Troop 4635 is open to girls ages 12 to 17 from the Buckley area. Call Beth at 360-829-2151 for information about this and upcoming activities.

• Kids BASE is a before- and after-school child care program for children enrolled in kindergarten through fifth grade in the Enumclaw School District. Space is limited. For information, contact Cindy at 360-825-8330.

• The Black Diamond Library Teen Advisory Council meets at 6 p.m., the second Monday of every month, to talk about books the library can purchase for the “young adult” section. Pizza and drinks are provided.

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.

• 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 info@enumclawtutors.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.

Buckley Youth Center

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. Wednesdays.

• Movie night starts at 7:30 p.m. Friday. Admission is free. The movie will be "Elf," rated PG.

• The center will be closed Dec. 24 and 25 and Jan. 1.

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