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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
Airport open house: The Washington State Department of Transportation is holding an online open house through Sept. 9 to inform residents and seek feedback on a various ideas for a new major airport, including one location called “King County Southeast”. To learn more about the airport proposal, head to engage.wsdot.wa.gov/cacc/. You can also comment on the project at engage.wsdot.wa.gov/cacc/comment-and-stay-involved/.
Chorale rehearsals: The Cascade Foothills Chorale is looking to rebuild its membership this year and encourages those interested to attend their new rehearsal season this fall at Calvary Presbyterian Church, located at 1725 Porter Street in Enumclaw. The first rehearsal is Sunday, Sept. 11 from 5 to 7 p.m., and further rehearsals occur on Sundays through September and October. The choir plans to attend the National Memorial Day Choral Festival in Washington D.C. in May next year, after having to cancel the trip previously due to COVID-19. For more info, visit cfchorale.org.
Blood drive: Bloodworks Northwest is hosting a pop-up blood donor center at Black Diamond’s council chambers/police department on Sept. 6 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. To sign up to donate, head to schedule.bloodworksnw.org and search for “Black Diamond”. With social distancing protocols in place, the donor center will not be taking any walk-in appointments, and all donors will be required to wear a mask. For more information, call 800-398-7888 or visit bloodworksnw.org.
BINGO: The Enumclaw Chamber of Commerce is bringing BINGO back to Cole Street. Check in begins at 3:30 p.m., and games start at 4. Tickets, which can be bought on enumclawchamber.com, are $95 per table (which sits six people maximum). Tickets include 24 BINGO cards, six daubers, six drink tickets, and a charcuterie board by Bordeaux Wine Bar. There are only 20 tables available, and no on-site tickets will be sold. Due to Washington liquor laws, this is a 21-plus event.
Beautify Enumclaw/Buckley: The annual beautification events are Sept. 10. Enumclaw participants can gather at the parking lot behind the Enumclaw Chamber of Commerce building at 8:30 a.m. for a small breakfast, followed by an opening ceremony at 9 a.m. Those who are volunteering in Buckley will meet at City Hall at 9 a.m. For more information, read “Volunteers to beautify Enumclaw, Buckley” on page 2.
Church party: The Summit Evangelical Free Church and New Life Foursquare Church have merged, forming the Plateau Community Church. A celebration is being held on Sept. 11, starting at 10 a.m., at the (formerly known as) Summit building on 920 Roosevelt Avenue.
Rainier fundraiser: The Rainier Bar and Grill is hosting a fundraiser for long-time employee Eric Dunn, who was recently diagnosed with an aggressive form of cancer. The Sept. 13 event is being held from 5 to 9 p.m. — all funds raised will be donated to cover Eric’s medical expenses.
P.O.M. annual dinner: Plateau Outreach Ministry’s 16th annual Dinner and Auction is being held Sept. 24 from 6 to 9 p.m. in the Enumclaw High School Commons. Tickets are $20 per person, or $120 for a table of eight. Tickets can be bought at P.O.M. or ordered online at plateauoutreach.com.
Danish Sisterhood Harvest Festival: The local Hygge 188 Lodge of the Danish Sisterhood hosts their annual Hometown Harvest Festival Oct. 1 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Matson Family Farm, AKA the Osceola Country Gardens at 46620 228th Ave SE, Enumclaw. Visitors can buy crafts, baked goods and take pictures, among other family activities. The event is free but the Sisterhood appreciates donations to keep the festival running.
Enumclaw Plateau Farmer’s Market: The local farmer’s market opens from 3 to 7 p.m. every Thursday throughout the summer, ending Sept. 29 — meaning this is the final month. You can get fresh flowers, produce and more from the market on First Street between the Enumclaw Library and Tractor Supply. Once the Farmer’s Market is through, look out for the Harvest Market to begin in October.
Coffee with the Mayor: Coffee with the mayor of Enumclaw is held at City Hall on every first Monday of the month (Tuesday if it is on a holiday) from 9 to 10 a.m. This is a casual session for citizens to meet with Mayor Jan Molinaro to discuss issues, concerns, and projects.
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 email@example.com 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.