Community Calendar

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Arts & Entertainment

• Washington state artist Eric Wiegart, and author of “Watercolor – Free and Easy,” will offer a four-day workshop from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. April 13-16 at Green River Community College’s Enumclaw campus. Wiegart is an exhibitor at the Frye Museum, Salmagundi Club, Knickerbocker Artists, National Arts Club and Butler Institute of American Art. The estimated cost for this workshop is $65 per day per student. To register, or for more information, contact Lynn Trantow at 360-825-5571, 253-232-6861 or e-mail A $50 deposit is due March 18 to reserve a spot.

• The Seattle Pacific University gospel choir will perform at 5 p.m. Sunday at Wabash Presbyterian Church. This event is free, however donations will be accepted to help cover the choir’s costs to perform in Boston.

• The Enumclaw High spring musical “Titanic” is schedued for 7:30 p.m. March 12, 13, 14, 19, 20, 21 and 2 p.m. March 15 in the Enumclaw High auditorium.

• The Enumclaw High art show is scheduled for 4 to 7:30 p.m. March 19 in the school’s library. An awards ceremony will take place at 6 p.m. There is a $2 suggested donation.

• The Gateway Concert Band will perform at 2 p.m. March 22 in the White River High auditorium and 7 p.m. March 23 in the Enumclaw High auditorium. The concert is free, however donations are gladly accepted.

• Arts Alive! is putting out a call for artists for the Aug. 1-2 Art in the Garden, which will take place at Cathy Matson’s Country Garden Bouquets in Enumclaw. Interested artists can visit the Web site for information and an application or contact Lori Twiggs at or Susie Teierle at

• Photographer Jan Wieser presents “The Open Lens” beginning today, Wednesday, and running through April 1 at the city of Enumclaw’s Gallery 2009. An artist reception for Wieser is planned from 6 to 8 p.m. Friday. Gallery 2009 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. City Hall is closed on national holidays. The gallery is closed to the public Tuesdays for municipal court. For information call 360-802-0239.

• Poet Phyllis Williams, Impresario of the Covington Writers a Plateau Area Writers Association (PAWA) critique group will be the featured speaker at the group’s quarter meeting from 10 a.m. to noon Tuesday in the Enumlcaw Public Library. She will be speaking on poetry and memoir writing.

• The city of Enumclaw and Green River Community College Enumclaw campus gallery features “Of This Earth,” paintings by Diana Whitney through April 26. The gallery is open during the quarter 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. Monday through Thursday and between quarters from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. For information, call 360-802-0239.


• A Community Women’s Conference is planned for March 13-14, hosted at Hillside Community Church in Enumclaw. For more information, contact Carolyn Yerxa at 253-833-1528 or visit

• All are invited to a free showing of the PG-rated movie “Fireproof” at 6:30 p.m. March 15 at Hope Lutheran Church, 1316 Garfield St. in Enumclaw. Childcare will be available for kids younger than 5.

• Calvary Presbyterian Church is giving a benefit concert at 4 p.m. Sunday. The concert is at the church, 1725 Porter St., Enumclaw. Performers will be the Enumclaw High School select choir and the “by Committee” jazz sextet. Donations will be split between the choir and the Calvary Missions Programs. For information call 360-815-3820.

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. 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.

Dog Shelter

• The city of Buckley maintains a short-term dog pound. Animals are kept for three days, then taken to Pierce County facilities. Anyone with a missing dog can call 360-829-3157.

Enumclaw Expo Center

• Sirius 4-H Club dog practice 7 to 9 p.m. Tuesday, March 10, March 17 and March 24 in the rabbit barn.

• Evenings on the Plateau, 7:30 p.m. March 14 in the fieldhouse.

• Troup 422 dinner and auction from 5 to 9 p.m. March 20 in the fieldhouse.

• Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation Big Game Banquet 4 to 10 p.m. April 4 in the exhibit hall.

• Washington State Animal Response Team livestock shelter exercise 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. April 4 in the livestock and horse barns.

• 4-H Leaders Gaming Show 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. April 5 in the arenas.

• Drop-in horse exercise in the covered arena has been extended through today, Wednesday, March 11, March 18 and March 25. Hours are 5 to 8:30 p.m. Wednesday.

• 4-H Dog Club Fun Match, 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday and Sunday, Exhibit Hall and Rabbit Barn.


• The Enumclaw Hometown Book Club will host Larry Colton, author of “Counting Coup: A True Story of Basketball and Honor on the Little Big Horn,” at 7 p.m. March 23 in the Enumclaw High School library.

• The city of Buckley will host a father-daughter Spring Fling from 5 to 7 p.m. March 21 at the Buckley Youth Activity Center, 251 River Ave. S. Tickets can be purchased at the youth center. The cost is $15 per couple before March 14 and $18 after. There is a $5 extra charge for each additional daughter. For information, call 360-829-6534.


• The Friends of Black Diamond Library are hosting a quilt raffle with tickets selling for $1. The star quilt, titled “The Raspberry Thief,” was handmade by Enumclaw resident Karin Renaud, who has authored two books on quilt-making. The quilt is currently on display at the Black Diamond Library, 24707 Roberts Dr.

The drawing will be on March 20.

This event is sponsored by the Friends of the Black Diamond Library to support programs at the Library. For information, call 360-886-1105.

• 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. The quilts are $55 and calendars are $10. All proceeds benefit the Wilkeson Centennial celebration and town momunent.


• The Tacoma Art Museum will present a free workshop, Short Stories, Little Books, at 11 a.m. March 14 at the Buckley Library, 123 S. River Ave. Each participant, age 6 and older with an adult companion, will create and produce an illustrated storybook, and learn to make folded books. The program is based on the work of David Macaulay, author of “The Way Things Work” and “The Way We Work,” which is currently featured in an exhibit at the Tacoma Art Museum. This hands-on program will explore one of the many ways that books work. Registration is required. Register in person at the Buckley Library or call 360-829-0300.


• Retired Public Employees Chapter 1 will meet at 11 a.m. March 12 in the basement of Enumclaw Regional Hospital. Those needing transportation can call Dale Clark at 360-829-0245 or Beulah Martin at 360-829-1774.

• Carbon Glacier Young Marines youth group meets four times a month at J.J. Smith Elementary School in Enumclaw. For information, call Carol Miskill at 253-846-9694.

• Beta Sigma Phi, an international friendship organization for women, meets the second Monday of each month. For information, visit or call 360-829-1628.

Military Support

• A support group for military families will meet at 10 a.m. the fourth Saturday of each month at Trinity Lutheran Church, 1535 Washington Ave. in Enumclaw. For information, contact Valerie Cunningham at 360-825-6561.

• “Share and support” is available for those with friends and family in the military. For information, call Linda Kittleson at 360-825-4236 or Linda Crusen at 360-825-1502.


• The Enumclaw Plateau Historical Society museum, 1837 Marion St., is open 1 to 4 p.m. Sundays and Thursdays. The museum can host group tours by appointment; call 360-825-2294. Admission is free.

• The Foothills Historical Museum, 130 N. River Ave. in Buckley, is open noon to 4 p.m. Wednesday and Thursday and 1 to 4 p.m. Sunday. Tours are available by request; call 360-829-1291. Admission is free.

• The Black Diamond Museum, 32627 Railroad Ave., is open 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Thursday and noon to 3 p.m. Saturday and Sunday. Tours can be arranged by calling 360-886-2142. Visit; the museum’s e-mail address is

• The White River Valley Museum includes displays about the Enumclaw Plateau. The museum is at 918 H St. S.E. in Auburn and is open from noon to 4 p.m. Wednesday through Sunday. Admission is $2 for adults and $1 for students and senior citizens (except Wednesdays, when admission is free).


• 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 or visit

• 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. 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


• The Homeschoolers’ Support Association presents storyteller, musician and historic re-enactor Karen Haas and her presentation Westward Ho! at 2 p.m. March 21 in the J.J. Smith Elementary auditorium. This event is designed for elementary-aged students through adult. This event is free for Homeschoolers’ Support Association members and their families. There is a $5 fee for others. Please contact Cheryl Dunning at to register.

• White River School District kindergarten registration will be March 18. Children must be 5 years of age by Aug. 31 to qualify. Parents or guardians are encouraged to registration childrend at their home elementary school, even if they are planning to request an intradistrict transfer. Registration is from 9 to 11:30 a.m. and 1 to 4 p.m. at each school’s main office.

To find out in which elementary boundary a student resides, call the district office, 360-829-0600, with a street address.

Remember to bring:

1. Proof of residency which verifies a street address (i.e., utility bill);

2. A copy of the child’s birth certificate;

3. Child’s most current immunization record;

4. Names, addresses and phone numbers of at least two individuals (other than the parent) who can be contacted in case of an emergency;

5. Name and phone numbers of child’s doctor and dentist. Also, please bring the student.

Enumclaw Senior

Activity Center

All activities are at the center, 1350 Cole St., unless otherwise noted. Information about programs is available at 360-825-4741.

• Income tax appointments will be available by appointment at the center. Remember to bring in last year’s 2008 tax return and 2008 tax papers. All appointments will be at the youth center next door.

• Haircuts by Char are set for Thursday. Haircuts are available for $5 between 9 a.m. and 3 p.m., by appointment only. Sign up today.

• Friendship Tea is a special event open to friends, mothers, daughters, nieces, aunts or that wonderful person in your life. Come for a delicious food and savory teas at 1:30 p.m. April 17. Bring a tea cup and saucer. Sign up in office for this event. An $8 payment must be made upon signing up.

• Make reservations for The Seattle Symphony’s 2009-10 concert series. Prices vary depending on seat selection and ticket includes transportation from the center aboard a motor coach. The Seattle Symphony has a deadline of March 27. Please see Donna in office.

Buckley Senior Center

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

• The center has new hours. It is now open from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. Monday and Tuesday and from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Wednesday through Friday. This schedule will allow the center to continue to serve lunch daily and still comply with the city’s new work schedule.

• Free income tax assistance will be offered at the center between 9 a.m. and 2 p.m. today, Wednesday, March 18 and April 8. No appointment is necessary.

• 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.

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.

• The center is hosting a basic jewelry class for seniors taught by Ivan Gamradt. The class will be take place between 1 and 3:30 p.m. concludes Tuesday. The class fee is $30 for instruction per participant and basic instructional materials. Additional materials are available at additional costs.

week. The third session, March 10, participants will learn how to make a necklace.

For those who would like to buy their own tools, the cost will be about $22.

There is a limit of six participants in the class, so be sure to call the center at 360-886-1011 to sign up.

Support Groups

• Take Off Pounds Sensibly (TOPS), a support group for those wanting to lose weight or keep it off, meets in Enumclaw, Buckley and Black Diamond.

There are two Enumclaw clubs. TOPS No. WA112 meets at 7 p.m. Tuesdays; for information, call Jouella at 360-825-1265 or Lois at 360-825-9472. TOPS No. WA1248 meets from 10 to 11 a.m. Thursdays in the Mountain Villa Estates community center, 1099 Mountain Villa Dr. in Enumclaw. Come between 9 and 9:55 a.m. to enroll. Call 360-829-0062 or e-mail for information.

The Black Diamond group meets from 9:30 to 11 a.m. Fridays at the Black Diamond Community Center, 31605 Third Ave.; call 360-886-1011 for information.

• 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

• 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.

• “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

• Celebrate Recovery, a Christ-centered, 12-step program for people with hurts, habits or hang-ups meets at 7 p.m. Mondays at Wabash Church, 18325 S.E. 384th St. Auburn. For information call 253-9391330.


• 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.

• 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.


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

• The Plateau Poultry Club is a 4-H group for kids 6 to 17 who are crazy about their chickens. They learn about their poultry. The group meets twice a month. Call 253-631-2460 for information.

Buckley Youth


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. For information call 360-829-6534 or visit

• White River Community Outreach meets from 9:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. Thursday, Tuesday, March 12, March 17, March 19, March 24, March 26 and March 31.

• Arts and crafts are 3:30 p.m. March 11 and March 25.

• The monthly teen meeting is scheduled for 5 p.m. March 19.

• The scrapbook workshop begins at 2:30 p.m. March 27.

• • Early 3’s Preschool is offered from 9 to 11:30 p.m. Fridays.

• 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.

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