• ManeStage Theatre Company presents “It’s a Wonderful Life!” at 7 p.m. Friday, 2 and 7 p.m. Saturday and 2 p.m. Sunday at the Sumner Perfoming Arts Center, located at Sumner High. Tickets are $14 adults, $12 students, seniors and military and $10 for children 3 through 11. Call 253-447-7645 or visit its Web site at www.manestagetheatre.com.
• The Lake Tapps Area Community Theater is readying for a spring comedy production and is seeking additional actors. Call 253-447-4005.
• City Council meetings are scheduled at 7 p.m. the second and fourth Tuesday of the month in the City Council Chambers at City Hall, 19306 Bonney Lake Blvd.
• Council workshops are scheduled at 5:30 p.m. the first and third Tuesdays in City Council Chambers at City Hall.
• The Planning Commission meets at 5:30 p.m. the first and third Wednesdays of the month in the City Council Chambers. A special meeting may be called at any time, with notices posted not less than 24 hours in advance. The Planning Commission agenda is available one week prior to the meeting date. These meetings can be canceled or changed. Call 253-862-8602, ext. 356 prior to attending, for changes.
• The Park Board meets at 5:30 p.m. the second Monday of the month at the senior Center located at 19306 Bonney Lake Blvd. next to City Hall.
• The Civil Service Commission meets at 5:30 p.m. the fourth Monday of the month in the City Council Chambers at City Hall.
Bonney Lake/Sumner Parks and
The Sumner and Bonney Lake Recreation Department is located at 15206 Daffodil St. Ct. E. in Sumner and can be reached at 253-891-6500. Courses may be canceled due to lack of participation.
• Space is limited for Jim Grasley’s dog obedience classes. The fun classes are The fun classes are offered to for the entire family withDogs three months or older may
Clothing Banks and Resource Centers
Adventist Church Clothing Bank
The bank is located at 11503 214th Ave. S. and is open from 9 to 11 a.m. the first and third Monday of each month. Its phone is 253-862-8620.
• The organization provides clothing and commodities. It is seeking the public’s help in donations of good, clean clothing and non-food items, such as diapers, motor oil, personal hygiene products and paper goods.
• Free Screenings for children through 3 years are provided in Bonney Lake and Buckley for language, learning, motor skills and behavioral assessments by appointment. Call 253-798-3822.
Memorial Clothing Bank
The bank is located behind Glacier Middle School in Buckley (follow the signs) and is open the first Tuesday of the month from 6 to 8 p.m.; Wednesdays from 1 to 3 p.m. and the first and third Saturday of each month from 10 a.m. to noon. Call 360-825-5696.
• The bank provides clothing and school supplies to families within the White River and Carbonado school districts.
• Donations are being accepted for gently-used clothing, shoes, coats and backpacks, as well as monetary donations to purchase socks, underwear and school supplies.
Lions 4 Kids House is located in front of the Bonney Lake library at 9004 184 Ave. E. and is open from 4 to 7 p.m. Wednesday and 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday. Its phone is 253-447-3844 and its Web site is www.lions4kids.com.
• New socks and underwear are needed for school-aged children through teen sizes. For teen boys, boxers are requested.
The community center is located at 14104 Prairie Ridge Dr. E. in Bonney Lake. Its hours are 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Wednesdays and its phone is 360-829-5883.
• Free assistance to community resources is available to all Pierce County residents. Some of the resources available include energy assistance, food stamps, daycare, domestic violence and emergency housing.
The center is located at Daffodil Valley Elementary, 1504 Valley Ave. in portable No. 1 at one at Daffodil Valley Elementary. It is open from 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday through Thursday and 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Friday. It is closed from noon to 1 p.m. Its phone is 253-891-6535.
• The center provides referrals and services for families, such as immunization programs, health services, parenting classes, home visits, Pee Wee play time, sewing classes and bilingual services for famlies with children through 6 years.
White River Family
The center is located at Wickersham School of Discovery, 250 W. Main St. in Buckley and is open from 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Monday, Tuesday and Thursday. Its phone is 360-829-5883.
• Free services include assistance in connecting with community resources, education and children’s activities are available at the center.
• The Heritage Quest Research Library has a large collection of genealogy and historical resources. Its hours are Tuesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. and Wednesday from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. The public is welcome to access its data bases for $5 per visit, $35 per annual family membership or $30 per individual membership. It is located at 909 Main St., Suite 5, behind the former K.C.’s Caboose next to the railroad tracks in Sumner . Its phone is 253-863-1806.
• In preparation for its January centennial celebration, the Marion Grange is seeking help in locating historical photos and information of the grange and activities that were hosted at the site. Photos will be copied and returned to their owners. The grange is located at 26818 Sumner Buckley Hwy. in Buckley. Call 360-829-1159 or send an e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org.
• Learn to square dance while meeting friends and staying healthy. The Swinging Squares and Roamin’ Tacomans will host square dance lessons from 7 to 9 p.m. each Tuesday beginning Tuesday at the Valley Dance Center, 1705 Willow St. in Sumner. The first three lessons are free and are then $3 each week.
• Country Cloggers presents weekly classes from 4 to 5 p.m. Thursdays through Dec. 11 at the Valley Dance Center, 1705 Willow St. in Sumner. Partners are not needed and ages 8 and older are welcome. Call 253-272-2282.
• The Spinners Square Dance Club offers square dance lessons for ages 9 to 90 from 7 to 8:30 p.m. Tuesdays at Buckley Community Hall, 121 River Ave. in Buckley. Square dancing is good, aerobic exercise and fun. The first lesson is free and then $2.50 per week. Call 360-829-0251.
Fire and Rescue
The station headquarters are located in the Public Safety Building, 18421 Sumner-Buckley Hwy. in Bonney Lake. Its phone is 253-863-1800.
• A free cardio-pulmonary resuscitation class will be offered from 8:30 a.m. to noon Jan. 17 and 24 and Feb. 14; a free first-aid class will be taught from 1 to 5 p.m. the same day at the Public Safety Building in Bonney Lake. For residents who live outside the jurisdiction of EPFR, the cost is $30 for both classes or $20 for one class. Call the station to register.
• Appointments are available for bicycle helmet fittings. The staff also sells bicycle helmets for $6.
• Call the station to arrange an appointment for: free station tours, car seat inspections; smoke alarm installations and fire extinguisher training.
• Free blood pressure checks are available at the station during regular business hours.
• A Father/Daughter Valentine Dance will take place from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Feb. 7 in the commons at Bonney Lake High. If registering on or before Jan. 15 the cost is $35 per couple and $40 after Jan. 16. Add $5 for each additional daughter. The even is sponsoredby the Sumner/Bonney Lake Recreation Department. Register by calling 253-891-6500.
Food Banks are closed on major holidays unless otherwise noted.
• The Bonney Lake Food Bank is open from 9:30 a.m. to noon Tuesday and Thursday and from 5 to 7 p.m. Friday. It is located at 18409 Sumner Buckley Hwy. Call 253-863-4043.
• The Bread of Life Food Bank is open from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Wednesday and Friday at the Prairie Ridge Community Center, 14104 Prairie Ridge Dr. E. Call 360-897-9005. It is closed on major holidays.
• The Buckley Food Bank is open from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Wednesday and 9 a.m. to noon Friday. It is located at Buckley Hall, 127 N. River Ave.
• The St. Andrew Emmanuel Food Pantry is open from 10 a.m. to noon Tuesdays and Fridays and 4 to 7 p.m. Wednesdays at the north side of St. Andrew Catholic Church, 1401 Valley Ave. E. in Sumner. Call 253-863-3655, ext. 2.
• The Sumner Community Food Bank is located at 15625 Main St. E. and is open from 1 to 3 p.m. daily, excluding Thursday. Call 253-863-3793 from 9 a.m. to noon to schedule an appointment. Its primary focus is to serve residents within the 98390 zip code, although no one will leave without food.
• The Windermere Foundation will host a mini-golf tournament to benefit the Lions 4 Kids House from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Dec. 12. A $5 donation is suggested. The event will take place at Windermere Real Estate/Lake Tapps, Inc. at 18008 state Route 410 in Bonney Lake. Call 253-447-3844.
• Scott and Kristy Thorenstein are seeking participants for “Team Climbing for Caleb” for the 2009 Big Climb. The event takes place at 11 a.m. March 22 in Seattle’s Columbia Tower and benefits the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society (LLS). For information, call 206-427-9558 or visit its Web site at www.bigclimb.org and type in “Climbing for Caleb.”
Health and Fitness
• The Angel Care-Breast Cancer Foundation provides emotional support to those who have been diagnosed with breast cancer. Volunteers offer peer support, accompanying patients to consultations, appointments and treatments. Volunteers who have finished treatments at least one year earlier are welcome to help. For more information, call 1-877-417-3483.
• The Good Samaritan Health Unit provides services from 1:30 to 4 p.m. in the Safeway parking lot on the second Thursday of each month.
• A Mom ‘n Me Christmas party will take place at 10 a.m. Tuesday at Lake Tapps Community Church, 17017 Forest Canyon Rd. E. in Lake Tapps. Activities will be provided, along with a complementary lunch. Call 253-862-7070.
• Play-Dayz is hosting a Breakfast with Santa and Mrs. Claus from 9 to 11 a.m. Dec. 13 at the Bonney Lake Senior Center, 19304 Bonney Lake Blvd. The event features breakfast, musical entertainment, a raffle with prizes and photo opportunities. Tickets are $5 adults and $3 for children over three years. To order or to volunteer with set-up or clean-up, call 360-829-1921, ext. 259.
• The citywide Food and Toy Drive is infull swing. Collection boxes are located at the Public Safety Building, 18421 Sumner-Buckley Highway for dropping off items between 8:30 a.m. and 5 p.m. Monday through Friday. Food donations may also be dropped off directly to the Bonney Lake Food Bank. There will also be drop boxes at Key Bank, 19610 state Route 410 E., Cedar Ridge Retirement and Assisted Living, 9515 198th Ave. E., and Java Java along with the Public Safety Building.
• The Bonney Lake Police Department is working on the annual Giving Tree for children in need in the area. Donations will be accepted at the Public Safety Building. The department is asking people to donate early to allow time for delivery of the gifts. Drop boxes are located in the lobby of the Public Safety Building, which is open from 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m.. Other locations include Grocery Outlet, 18318 SR 410 E., Pro-Build, 22816 state Route 410, and Key Bank.
• East Pierce Fire and Rescue firefighters will accompany Santa during his annual Santa Run visit Saturday and Sunday to neighborhoods within the district. This year James Parke, firefighter and emergency medical technician, is taking over as organizer of the event. For safety, the firefighters ask that everyone to stay on the sidewalk and out of the road. Firefighters will also be collecting donations for local food banks as they accompany Santa during his annual visit. Donations will be also accepted for the Chief Dan Packer Memorial Fund.
• Santa will hear requests from girls and boys at the 13th annual Pancake Feed from 7 a.m. to noon Saturday. The breakfast, hosted by the firefighters of East Pierce Fire and Rescue, will take place at the Sumner fire station, 800 Harrison St. The cost is a $3 donation. Tickets can be purchased at the door. Firefighters, fire commissioners and local dignitaries will be flipping flapjacks and serving ham, coffee and orange juice while Santa hobnobs with the crowd. A silent auction, featuring items donated by local businesses, will be available during the event.
• Musical families, bands, choirs, quartets and children’s choirs are invited to register to perform at “Sing from the Heart,” an annual event sponsored by Lakeland Hills Top Food and Drugs. The performances take place for 30 minutes each from 2 to 7 p.m. Dec. 12, noon to 7 p.m. Dec. 13 and noon to 5 p.m. Dec. 14. For each hour of music, the store will donate $50 to a local food bank. Participants may register at the customer service counter, located at 1406 Lake Tapps Pky. E. in Auburn or by calling 253-876-1700.
The Pierce County Library System’s Web site is www.piercecountylibrary.org.
The Bonney Lake library is located at 18501 90th St. E. The phone is 253-863-5867. Hours are 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday; 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Thursday and Friday; 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday and 1 to 5 p.m. Sunday.
• Puppets Please will present a fun in-the-round variety show at 1:15 p.m. Dec. 20.
The Buckley library is located at 123 River Ave, So. Its hours are 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. Monday through Wednesday, 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Thursday and Friday and 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday. Its phone is 360-829-0300.
• Bring your camera and come visit with Santa from 6 to 7:30 p.m. Dec. 16. Sponsored by Friends of the Buckley Library.
The Sumner library is located at 1116 Fryar Ave. in Sumner. Its hours are 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. Monday through Thursday, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Friday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday and 1 to 5 p.m. Sundays. Its phone is 253-863-0441.
• Puppets Please will present a fun in-the-round variety show at 10 a.m. Dec. 20.
• The Bonney Lake Lions Club meets the second and fourth Thursday of each month from noon to 1 p.m. at Windermere-Lake Tapps Real Estate, 18008 state Route 410 East in Bonney Lake. Call 253-447-3844.
• 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.
• The Marion Grange hosts a potluck lunch the second Thursday of the month at noon, followed by its monthly meeting at 1 p.m. at 26818 Sumner Buckley Hwy. in Buckley. Call 360-829-1159. The group invites new members.
• The Sumner Lions meets at 7 p.m. the first and third Wednesdays of the month at the Veterans of Foreign Wars Hall, 1705 Willow Street in Sumner. Contact www.sumnerlionswa.lionwap.org.
• The Greater Bonney Lake Historical Society meets at 7 p.m. the last Monday of the month at the Bonney Lake library. Call 253-863-0595.
• The Greater Bonney Lake Veterans Memorial Committee meets at 5 p.m. the third Thursday of the month at the Bonney Lake City Hall Annex, 8720 184th Ave. E. Call 253-299-6473.
• The Puyallup Rose Society meets at 7 p.m. the first Thursday of each month at Washington State University Puyallup, Allmendinger Hall, 7612 Pioneer Way. Learn to prune, plant and grow roses and enjoy programs. Call 253-845-6796.
• The Daffodil Ramblers Good Sam RV Club is a group of RV enthusiasts who enjoy getting together for monthly dinners and group camping trips. They meet the third Wednesday of the month. Call 253-845-3486.
• The Prairie Ridge Community Coalition meets at 11:30 a.m. the second Monday of each month to support the positive impact residents are making in the area. Meetings take place at the Prairie Ridge Community Service Center 14104 Prairie Ridge Dr. E. in Bonney Lake. Call 360-897-8378.
• The Kiwanis Club meets at 7 a.m. every Tuesday at the Bonney Lake Senior Center.
• The Combat Infantrymen’s Association welcomes membership to those who served in Word War II, Korea, Vietnam, Grenada, Panama, Desert Storm, Bosnia, Afghanistan or Iraq and received the Combat Infantrymen’s Badge. Call 253-224-0817.
• A support group for military families meets at 10 a.m. the fourth Saturday of each month at Trinity Lutheran Church, 1535 Washington Ave. in Enumclaw. Call 360-825-6561.
• The White River Chapter of the Autism Society of Washington provides resources and assistance for families of individuals with autism. Call 253-224-7396 or e-mail email@example.com.
• La Leche League of Puyallup offers information on breast-feeding and takes place 7 p.m. the third Tuesday of the month at Good Samaritan Hospital’s Family Birth Center, 407 14th Ave. S.E., Puyallup. Breast-feeding moms, their babies and expectant mothers are welcome. Call 253-826-6452.
• YoungLives offers fun and support for teen moms. 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. Contact Amy Bonzon at firstname.lastname@example.org or 253-951-1792.
• Plateau residents are invited to regular meetings of the 31st District Democrats. Meetings are at the Marion Grange in Buckley. A coffee/discussion hour begins at 6 p.m. with a meeting following at 7 p.m. the third Wednesday of every month. All are invited to become informed and engaged in the process. Call 253-862-7865.
• The Puyallup Valley Republican Women’s Club encompasses the 25th and 31st Legislative District and meets 11 a.m. at the Sumner Library, 1116 Fryar Ave., the first Monday of each month. All interested Republican women are invited to join. Call 253-863-4859.
All public meetings take place at City Hall, 1104 Maple St., unless otherwise noted. Call 253-863-8300.
• Sumner Arts Commission meets at 6 p.m. the fourth Thursday of the month.
• City Council meetings are scheduled at 7 p.m. the first and third Monday of the month.
• Community Development and Parks Committee meets at 9 a.m. the second Thursday.
• Parks Commission meets at 6 p.m. the second Tuesday of the month.
• Planning Commission meets at 7 p.m. the first Thursday of the month.
• The Public Safety Committee meets at 4:30 p.m. the third Thursday of the month at Station 13, 800 Harrison St. Call 253-863-1800.
• Alcoholics Anonymous meets at 7 p.m. Mondays at the Prairie Ridge Recreation Hall, 14205 215th Ave. E. Call 360-891-8378. • Al-Anon offers hope and help to families and friends of alcoholics. It meets from 8 to 9 p.m. Wednesdays at Freedom Recovery Center, 10215 214 Ave. E. in Bonney Lake. Call 253-862-7374.
• Al-Anon meets at 10:30 a.m. Wednesdays at First Christian Church of Sumner, 432 Wood Avenue. Call 253-863-7513.
• Addiction and restoration group meets from 7 to 9 p.m. Thursdays at Bethel Family Fellowship, 20112 South Prairie Rd. E. in Bonney Lake. The event is hosted by Amazing Grace Ministries. Call 253-208-6779.
• Narcotics Anonymous “Serenity On The Ridge” meetings are scheduled for 7 p.m. Thursdays at the Prairie Ridge Community Center, 14104 Prairie Ridge Dr. E.
• Al-Anon Family Group is a 12-step program for relatives and friends of alcoholics, meets at 7:30 p.m. Tuesdays and 8 p.m. Fridays at Community Presbyterian Church, 152 Cottage St., Buckley.
• Alcoholics Anonymous meets from 8 to 9 p.m. Fridays at Freedom Recovery Center, 10215 214 Ave. E. in Bonney Lake. Call 253-862-7374.
• Anyone caring for their loved ones are welcome to meet with others at 2 p.m. the first and third Tuesday of each month at the Bonney Lake Senior Center, 9304 Bonney Lake Blvd. Call 253-863-7658.
• Grief Talk is 1 to 2:30 p.m. the first and third Wednesday of each month at Enumclaw Public Library. Call 360-825-2505, ext. 3006.
• A multiple sclerosis self-help group meets at 1 p.m. the first Friday of each month at the Buckley library. Call 360-829-6655.
• Individuals who have a relative or friend living with mental illness may attend an advocacy group at 7 p.m. the first Monday of the month. When a holiday falls on the first Monday, the meeting will take place the following week. The groups meets at Good Samaritan Community Services, 325 E. Pioneer Ave. in Puyallup and are facilitated by a licensed mental health specialist. Call 253-697-8494.
Tweens ‘n Teens
Youths in sixth through 10th grade or 12 to 15 years may participate in “Unleashed!” events, sponsored by the Sumner/Bonney Lake Parks and Recreation Department. Trips require registration and waiver forms and its meeting place takes place at the Robert Miller Gym, 15206 Daffodil St. Ct. E. in Sumner. Its phone is 253-891-6500.
• Teen Late Night offers fun activities, such as big-screen movies, Ping-Pong, basketball, dancing, contests, dodgeball, karaoke, prizes and pizza. Students need to bring their ASB cards. Activities take place from 7 to 10 on Saturdays, beginning this week and Dec. 20, Jan. 17 and Jan. 31, through Dec. 13 at Sumner Middle School. The cost is $2.
• Families For Kids seeks volunteer foster families of all ages. Applicants must be 21 years old and older, self-supporting, emotionally stable and mature, and able to pass a criminal background check. Call 1-888-794-1794.