White River High’s dance team performed during halftime of Friday night’s basketball game in the Hornet gymnasium. From left, Amelia Oliver, Marissa Carpenter, and Allison Slaght. Photo by Kevin Hanson

White River High’s dance team performed during halftime of Friday night’s basketball game in the Hornet gymnasium. From left, Amelia Oliver, Marissa Carpenter, and Allison Slaght. Photo by Kevin Hanson

At a glance | February 2020 events

A sock drive, special olympics event, and iSTEAM.

  • Wednesday, February 5, 2020 11:03am
  • Life

WEEKS’ WARM HEARTS AND FEET

Weeks’ Funeral Home in Enumclaw is hosting a month-long sock drive, which is from Feb. 1 through the 29th. New socks of all colors and sized can be dropped off at the Enumclaw location on Wells Street, which will then donated to local nonprofits. For more information, email Karen at karen@weeksfuneralhomes.com or call 360-835-3548.

BUCKLEY STORY TIME

The Buckley library hosts Family Story Time from 10:30 to 11:30 a.m. every Wednesday in February (5th, 12th, 19th and 26th). The event is for kids through preschool age. Enjoy stories, art activities, rhymes, sing-alongs and fingerplay.

CONCERN ABOUT HOUSING

A public discussion about affordable housing and homelessness in Enumclaw is planned for Thursday, Feb. 6. The gathering will take place from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. at Calvary Presbyterian Church (sanctuary), 1725 Porter St. The evening’s agenda will include a presentation by Chris Jowell, director for Catholic Housing Services in King County. The ongoing discussion concerns local housing needs and housing assets in the city.

YOUNG AND TALENTED

Southwood Elementary School’s “Magic Strings” program will perform a concert Thursday, Feb. 6, in the Enumclaw High School auditorium. The show is slated for 6:30 to 7:30 p.m.

WINE AND CHOCOLATE

For the 12th year, the Enumclaw Expo Center will host the Wine and Chocolate Festival. The two-day event will take place Feb. 7-8; Friday’s hours are 4 p.m. to 10 p.m. and Saturday hours are 2 to 10 p.m. Occupying both the Les Schwab Hall and Activity Hall, the festival will feature 24 Washington wineries, chocolatiers and other assorted vendors. Food and drink will be available as well.

Admission includes a wine glass and six tasting tickets. More taste tickets available for $1 each at the event. The on-site wine shop allows guests to purchase their favorites wines to take home.

Tickets are $30 and can be purchased at: https://www.enumclawexpo.com/event-info/wine-chocolate-festival.

IT’S ELECTION DAY, BALLOTS DUE BY 11th

If your vote is to be counted, it must be delivered by 8 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 11. Levies are being promoted by the Enumclaw, White River and Carbonado school districts. Ballots can be slipped into drop boxes, mail (no postage necessary) or hand-delivered to election centers in King and Pierce counties. There are drop boxes in front of the libraries in Enumclaw and Buckley, at Wilkeson Town Hall and at the South Prairie fire station.

PACK THE GYM FOR EMS

Come out and support the Enumclaw Special Olympics Junior Basketball Team, who will be playing the leadership team at Enumclaw Middle School in a fun game of basketball on Feb. 12 from 7 to 9 p.m. At halftime the EMS leadership team will interview a few of our athletes so you can get to know the student athletes.

BUCKLEY BOOK SALE

The Friends of the Buckley Library will host a two-day book sale from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Friday and Saturday, Feb. 7-8.

ALL ABOUT iSTEAM

The focus of the eighth annual event is on Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts and Math and the “i” is for “interactive.” This year’s edition of the growing event is planned for 4 to 7 p.m. on Thursday, Feb. 13, and it will fill two buildings at the Enumclaw Expo Center. Exhibitors are encouraged to share through hands-on activities how STEAM related skills are used in the classroom or workplace. The public is invited to attend the free event.

NO SCHOOL IN WHITE RIVER

White River students, teachers and staff will enjoy a four-day weekend, as schools are closed Friday, Feb. 14, in advance of the following Monday holiday. All will return to their schools on Tuesday, Feb. 18.

LONELY HEARTS AT THE CHALET

The Lonely Hearts Club, a Beatles tribute band, will be performing at Enumclaw’s Chalet Theatre on Sunday, Feb. 16, with doors opening at 2:30 p.m. and the show starting an hour later. Tickets are $15 and can be bought at chalettheatre.com.

BUCKLEY LOVES BOOKS

The Third Thursday Book Club, in conjunction with Pierce County READS, is for those 18 and older. This months discussion will center on the countywide selection “Girl Waits With Gun” by Amy Stewart. The book group will meet from 3 to 4 p.m. Tuesday Feb. 18.

IT’S A HOLIDAY, OFFICES ARE CLOSED

On Feb. 17, the nation celebrates Presidents Day so there’s no school, no mail delivery and governmental offices are closed everywhere.

NO SCHOOL IN ENUMCLAW

On the heels of a Monday holiday, the Enumclaw School District’s mid-winter break is set for Tuesday through Friday, Feb. 18-21. Classes resume Monday, Feb. 24.

CHOIR CONCERT

Cora Voce, an adult choir in the Puget Sound area, will perform Sunday, Feb. 23, 2020, at 3:30 p.m., at Calvary Presbyterian Church (1725 Porter Street, Enumclaw). Cora Voce offers a broad range of choral styles, periods, and languages, both sacred and secular. Tickets are $10-$18. Visit coravoce.org to buy tickers or for more information.


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