Around town, events in Bonney Lake and Sumner

The following are events happening throughout Bonney Lake, Sumner and the surrounding areas starting tomorrow, Oct. 1.

Wednesday, Oct. 1

The Cascade Regional Blood Services is holding a mobile blood drive from noon to 4 p.m. at the Rainier School in Buckley.

The Sumner library is hosting family story time from 11:00 – 11:30 a.m.

This is open for families with preschool aged children.

Thursday, Oct. 2

The Pierce County Parks and Recreation department is hosting Bricks 4 Kidz after school classes from 4 to 5 p.m. at Frontier Park.

Friday, Oct. 3

The Cascade Regional Blood Services is holding another blood drive from 1 to 6 p.m. at the Columbia Bank in Bonney Lake.

Saturday, Oct. 4

The Sumner library is holding “Write in the Valley, Chapter 6: Getting the Facts Right.”

The panel of historical fiction and true crime writers from 12:30 to 4:30 p.m. will come to discuss bringing the past alive.

Light refreshments will be provided.

This event is free and open to the public.

Friends of the Sumner Library and the Sumner Arts Commission sponsor this event.

Saturday, Oct. 11

The White River Education Foundation is hosting its second annual Oktoberfest.

Festivities begin at 6 p.m. and include dinner, a live auction and entertainment including three comedians.

This year’s Fund-a-Need is the music and arts programs throughout the White River School District.

The fundraising goal for the auction is $30,000.

This year’s Oktoberfest will be held at the Orting High Cedars Golf Club.

Tickets are $50 and still available for purchase.

For more information, visit the White River Education Foundation’s website.

Saturday, Oct. 18

The Greater Bonney Lake Historical Society’s third annual Milotte Wildlife Film Festival opens at 11 a.m. and runs until 4 p.m.

It will be held at the Bonney Lake Justice and Municipal Center.

This year’s speaker is Bill Wallauer. He will speak about the making of Disney Nature’s Chimpanzee.

This event is free to the public.