At A Glance | April 2024

There are still egg hunts this weekend, plus the upcoming election, the Rainier 5K, and more!

The monthly At A Glance community calendar is published once a month in the last edition of the month. To submit event items for the calendar, email


Bunny Patch at Thomasson: Thomasson Family Farm’s annual Bunny Patch continues from March 27 – 30, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. There will be an on-going egg hunt (so kids can search for egg at their own pace), tractor rides, the mega slide, and more. Online tickets for the weekday are $1, or the weekend for $12; tickets bought at the door are $2 more expensive.

Egg hunt with Parks and Rec: Enumclaw Parks and Rec and Babbit Insurance Group is hosting an egg hun at Boise Creek Park on March 30 from 9 to 10:30 a.m.; the hunt starts promptly at 10 a.m. There will also be baby animals supplied by Green Apple Alpacas, local youth groups representing their clubs, photo opportunities with the Easter Bunny, story time with The Dusty Shelf book store, and food (and coffee!) trucks. For more information, go to the Enumclaw Parks and Rec Facebook page.

Hound Hunt: They’re not just for kids anymore — the city of Buckley is hosting an egg hunt for your pup at March 30, 9 a.m., on the Buckley Youth Center lawn. There will be treats, golden egg prizes, a photo op with the Easter Buckley, and a costume contest at 9:30 a.m.

Buckley’s Amazing Egg Race: The city of Buckley is hosting an egg hunt for ages 10 to 18 across the city on March 30, following the Hound Hunt, at noon. The event is large, and eggs will be hidden from the Veterans Memorial to Wally’s Drive-In, and down Main Street to City Hall. There will be prizes for those that find golden eggs and a free lunch.


Enumclaw residents will soon receive their ballots for the April 23 special election, which includes voting on a bond measure for a new community center. Here are some dates you should be aware of:

April 3: Ballots and voter’s pamphlets are mailed out.

April 4: Ballot drop boxes open.

April 15: Deadline to register to vote online or by mail.

April 23: Last day to register to vote in person/election day. Results will be posted by 8:15 a.m.

May 3: Election certification.


March 30

Mother-Son Dance: The Enumclaw Schools Foundation’s annual Mother-Son dance is being held March 30. There are two dance sessions — one starting at 4:30 p.m., and the second at 6:30 p.m. Tickets are $35 for the pair, and $5 for any additional sons. To buy tickets, head to

April 3

Bunco in Buckley: The Buckley Downtown Association is hosting a Cribbage night at Brix on Main from 6 to 8 p.m. Tickets are $15 per person or $50 for a group of four. Go to to register. Money supports the Association and The Soup Ladies.

April 13

Chamber Rainier Run: Last year’s inaugural Rainier Run 5K was a big success, drawing in more participants than the Enumclaw Chamber of Commerce had seen in years for the spring race — and they’re hoping to recreate that success on April 13. Registration starts at 9:30 a.m., and the race begins at 11 a.m. Following the race will be a block party with vendor booths, Renaissance Faire characters, a beer garden (because who doesn’t want a cold one after running three miles), and activities for kids. For more information, or to register, head to

April 20

Rotary Battery Recycling: Enumclaw’s Rotary Club is part of a lithium-ion battery recycling event on April 20. Rotary will be collecting batteries at the Enumclaw Recyclers — Use Again Store from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Bring your old cell phones, laptops, electric toothbrushes, keyboards, game controllers, and any other device that uses a lithium-ion battery. Head to for more information.

Umbrella Art Festival: Bordeaux Wine Bar and The Casting Iron are hosting an Umbrella Art Festival on April 20 and 27 on Cole Street. This free, two day event features various local artists hosted in downtown Enumclaw businesses from 1 to 4 p.m. each festival day. Bring the kids, your favorite umbrella and enjoy sidewalk chalk and meeting local artists.

April 27

Baby Animals and Blooms: Maris Farms opens its 2024 season with Baby Animals and Blooms Days, on Saturdays and Sundays, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., from April 27 to May 12. Attendees can visit — and even pet — baby animals, enjoy regular farm offerings like the mega slide, jump pillow, and zip lines, and walk through the beautiful tulip field (and even bring some flowers home). Tickets can only be bought online; general admission (ages 13-plus) tickets are $18, or $16 for kids from 3 to 12 (both come with additional fees). For more information, or to buy tickets, head to

May 1

Bunco in Buckley: The Buckley Downtown Association is hosting a Cribbage night at Brix on Main from 6 to 8 p.m. Tickets are $15 per person or $50 for a group of four. Go to to register. Money supports the Association and the Buckley Kiwanis Food Bank.


Brewskis with a Newsie: Come meet your local journalists on every first Wednesday of each month at Cole Street Brewery (1627 Cole Street, Enumclaw) from 5 to 6 p.m. This is an informal event where residents can pitch stories, fact-check articles, and talk shop. For more information, email or call 360-802-8220.

Coffee with the Mayor: Enumclaw Mayor Jan Molinaro hosts a Coffee with the Mayor on the first Mondays of the month from 9 to 10 a.m. This is a casual session for citizens to meet with me and discuss issues, concerns, and projects.

Cancer Support Group: The Plateau Prostate Cancer Support Group, which is open to everyone diagnosed with any cancer and their loved ones, is meeting at the Enumclaw airport every second Wednesday of the month at 6:30 p.m.

Plateau Scottish Country Dancing: The Plateau Scottish Country Dancers are continuing weekly classes on Monday nights. We meet from 7-9 pm at the Danish Hall (1708 Porter St., Enumclaw). Cost is $5 per person and a partner is not required. Dances are taught according to the skill level of those attending, so beginners are always welcome. Scottish Country Dancing is a centuries-old tradition reflecting the music and culture of Scotland. It’s great exercise and a lot of fun. For more information call 360-825-6572 or go to