Schedule of events | FALL HARVEST


• Neighbors Feeding Neighbors, a new task force linked with St. Elizabeth Hospital, has developed plans to feed the hungry on the Plateau. Come to hear what the group has done in the eight months since the first public meeting. Come to sign up to volunteer to feed the hungry on the Plateau.

A meeting is set for 6 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 18, at the Enumclaw library. For information, contact chairman Richard Elfers at 360-825-0265 or


• Poetry will be on tap beginning at 7 p.m. as The Sequel Used Books and Espresso hosts an open mic night. Guests can read their own work or their favorites…or just listen. The bookstore is at the corner of Railroad Street and Myrtle Avenue.


• Pull out those lederhosen and steins and join the third annual Enumclaw Oktobeerfest, celebrating the Bavarian culture.

Grab an authentic bratwurst and enjoy the live entertainment including Bavarian dancers, singers and, of course, beer. There will be retail and food vendors, comedy and “bomb shelters,” where guests can enjoy a shot of Fireball or Jagermeister.

The event – restricted to the 21-and-older crowd – is planned for 4 to 10 p.m. Friday, Oct. 19, and noon to 10 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 20, occupying two buildings of the Enumclaw Expo Center.

For more information, including ticket availability and pricing, visit


• This year’s Enumclaw edition of the annual Make a Difference Day is planned for 10 a.m. to noon. As usual, volunteers will gather at the Foothills Trail (Warner Avenue, just off state Route 410) to spread bark, plant shrubs, pull weeds and perform general maintenance. Volunteers should wear gloves and are asked to provide their own gardening tools. The event is sponsored by the Enumclaw Garden Club. For more information, call Marilyn Nelson at 360-825-4157.

• Pasta with a Purpose, an annual fundraiser for Plateau Outreach Ministries, is set for the Enumclaw High commons.


• In keeping with recent tradition, both Enumclaw and Buckley downtown merchants will be handing out candy to trick-or-treaters.

In Enumclaw, Cole Street will be blocked off from 4 to 6 p.m. for the festivities. In Buckley, Main Street will be closed, also from 4 to 6 p.m.


• Buckley’s Ida Marge Guild will host its annual holiday bazaar from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. at Buckley Hall. Available will be holiday gifts and decor. Also, there will be a raffle for a $400 cash prize and more. The guild supports Mary Bridge Children’s Hospital.


• Downtown Enumclaw will be home to the third annual Winter Wine Walk, sponsored by the Enumclaw Chamber of Commerce. Cole Street will be closed to traffic from 5 to 9 p.m. to accommodate both attendees and the participating business, which will feature Washington wines. The cost is $30, which includes a Riedel wine glass and 10 tasting tickets; a $5 discount is available by visiting one of the participating merchants. Find a list by visiting the chamber website,

• Santa’s Last Dash holiday bazaar, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. at Buckley Hall.


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