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 email@example.com.
It’s election month, so don’t forget to fill out your ballots! Here are some crucial deadlines:
Online Registration deadline: The deadline to register to vote online or by mail is Oct. 31. Head to kingcounty.gov/depts/elections/how-to-vote/register-to-vote.aspx for instructions.
In-person registration deadline: If you didn’t register to vote online, you can still register in person on election day at the King County Elections Office in Renton or the Kent Centennial Center.
Election day: Turn your ballots in by 8 p.m. at your ballot drop box near your local library. You can also mail your ballot in, but it must be postmarked for Nov. 8, so it’s recommended you get it in the mail before this date.
First Responder Appreciation Month: The city of Enumclaw will be honoring its First Responders on Nov. 3 at City Hall, starting at 6:30 p.m.
Country Chicks: The Country Chicks Holiday Market, filled with vintage, upcycled, and handcrafted holiday items for sale, will be at the Expo Center on Nov. 4 from noon to 7:30 p.m., and Nov. 5 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. There will also be food trucks and a wine bar for shoppers.
Scottish Country Dancing Fun: Every Monday, starting Nov. 7, the Plateau Scottish Country Dancers will be meeting from 7 to 9 p.m at the Enumclaw Danish Sisterhood Hall to learn some Scottish culture — and get some exercise, too. Beginners and experienced dancers are welcome. Sessions are $5 per person. Join any time. No partner required. Up-to-date vaccinations are required. Masking encouraged but optional. Meeting is dependent on low COVID levels and public health guidelines. For more information, call 360-825-6572.
Wine Walk: The Enumclaw Chamber of Commerce’s fall wine walk is Nov. 12 from 5 to 9 p.m. General tickets are $40, which come with a collector’s tasting glass, 10 tasting tickets, and a wine passport. Additional tasting tickets are for sale. VIP tickets are $65, and come with access to a lounge with live music and snacks, a specially-created wine glass, five additional tasting tickets, and a SWAG bag. Tickets can be bought on-site starting at 4 p.m., or online at exploretock.com/enumclawchamberofcommerceevents.
Unity Bazaar: Unity Lodge #75 is holding its annual Christmas Bazaar from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Danish Hall on Saturday, Nov. 12. There will be traditional Danish bakes for sale, as well as jams, jellies, and pickles (bring your empty canning jars for a discount), plus — of course — crafts and Christmas gifts. A traditional Danish lunch will also be served.
Parade deadline: The deadline to enter this year’s Santa Parade (see below) is Nov. 14; those who register after will be charged a $35 late fee. To register for the parade, contact Kerry Solmonsen at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Harvest Market: The final Harvest Market, located under the big tent on Cole Street and featuring local produce and meat farmers, is Nov. 19 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Head to enumclawplateaufarmersmarket.org to learn more about what vendors will be attending.
Spurs and Sparkles: The 3rd annual Spurs and Sparkles Gala, benefiting Plateau youth organizations, is Nov. 19 at the Expo Center. The events runs from 5 to 11 p.m., and tickets (enumclawprorodeo.com) are $85 for one person, or $600 for a table of eight. Evening/cocktail attire is requested.
VFW food drive: VFW Post 1414 in Buckley is hosting a food drive on Nov. 19 for the Buckley Food Bank. The drive will be at the city’s Veterans Park on River Road from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Another drive will be organized on Dec. 17 at the same location.
Holiday Fantasy: Tickets are now on sale for the Rainier Foothills Wellness Foundation’s annual Holiday Fantasy dinner and auction. The event, on Dec. 2 starting at 6 p.m., will be held at the Thunder Dome Car Museum. Tickets are $95 per person, or $675 for a table of eight. Tickets can be bought at ecure.qgiv.com/event/holidayfantasy/.
Santa Parade: The Enumclaw Chamber of Commerce’s 56th annual Santa Parade is Dec. 3, starting at 6 p.m. The deadline to enter the parade is Nov. 14, and those who register after will be charged a $35 late fee. To register for the parade, contact Kerry Solmonsen at email@example.com.
Cole Street Night Market: Vendors will be setting up under the big tent on Cole Street every Friday in October, from 4 to 8 p.m. In additional to foods, crafts, and other wares, shoppers will be able to enjoy fire pits on the closed street.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org or call 360-802-8220.
WIBIT Night: The Enumclaw Aquatic Center hosts WIBIT Night every first Saturday of the month, and features large, inflatable pool obstacle courses. Call 360-815-1188 to reserve your spot. Tickets for reservations are $7.75 an hour; drop-ins are $9 an hour.