• Lake Tapps Elementary will host PlayJude Drama, a Friday afternoon drama program for students 6 to 11 years old, from 1:15 to 2:45 p.m. Jan. 9 through Feb. 13. The final performance will take place at 6:30 p.m. Feb. 13. Judy Kurtz will direct the musical, “Three of a Kind” – which adds up to bears. The story involves the hilarious search for Baby Bear while each of the cast members listens carefully to come to his rescue. PlayJude Drama will also present “How Does Your Garden Grow?” Feb. 27 through April 3. The cost to enroll is $60. For information, call 253-569-1112.
• The Lake Tapps Area Community Theater is readying for a spring comedy production and is seeking additional actors. Call 253-447-4005.
• City Council meetings are scheduled at 7 p.m. the second and fourth Tuesday of the month in the City Council Chambers at City Hall, 19306 Bonney Lake Blvd.
• Council workshops are scheduled at 5:30 p.m. the first and third Tuesdays in City Council Chambers at City Hall.
• The Planning Commission meets at 5:30 p.m. the first and third Wednesdays of the month in the City Council Chambers. A special meeting may be called at any time, with notices posted not less than 24 hours in advance. The Planning Commission agenda is available one week prior to the meeting date. These meetings can be canceled or changed. Call 253-862-8602, ext. 356 prior to attending, for changes.
• The Park Board meets at 5:30 p.m. the second Monday of the month at the senior Center located at 19306 Bonney Lake Blvd. next to City Hall.
• The Civil Service Commission meets at 5:30 p.m. the fourth Monday of the month in the City Council Chambers at City Hall.
Bonney Lake/Sumner Parks and
The Sumner and Bonney Lake Recreation Department is located at 15206 Daffodil St. Ct. E. in Sumner and can be reached at 253-891-6500. Courses may be canceled due to lack of participation.
• Homeschool PE provides an opportunity to get together and play with students from other homeschool families. The cooperative play group teaches basic skills in a variety of sports and takes place on Fridays. Koalas, ages 5 through 7, meet from 10 to 11 a.m. and Pandas, ages 8 through 13, meet from 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at the Robert Miller Gym at Daffodil Elementary. The cost is $36.
• PeeWee Basketball is a fun co-ed program for children ages 3 through 6. The two divisions are for ages 3 and 4 and 5 and 6 years. Scores are not kept and the emphasis is on having fun. Practices take place on Feb. 7 and Feb. 14, and six games will be played on Saturdays, Feb. 21 through April 11. The cost is $40 for residents and $45 for non-residents. Registration deadline is Jan. 16.
Clothing Banks and Resource Centers
• The Bonney Lake Seventh Day Adventist Church clothing bank is located at 11503 214th Ave. S. and is open from 9 to 11 a.m. the first and third Monday of each month. Its phone is 253-862-8620.
The organization provides clothing and commodities. It is seeking the public’s help in donations of good, clean clothing and non-food items, such as diapers, motor oil, personal hygiene products and paper goods.
• The Donald Loomis Memorial Clothing Bank is located behind Glacier Middle School in Buckley (follow the signs) and is open the first Tuesday of the month from 6 to 8 p.m.; Wednesdays from 1 to 3 p.m. and the first and third Saturday of each month from 10 a.m. to noon. Call 360-825-5696.
The bank provides clothing and school supplies to families within the White River and Carbonado school districts. Donations are being accepted for gently-used clothing, shoes, coats and backpacks, as well as monetary donations to purchase socks, underwear and school supplies.
• Lions 4 Kids House is located in front of the Bonney Lake library at 9004 184 Ave. E. and is open from 4 to 7 p.m. Wednesday and 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday. Its phone is 253-447-3844 and its Web site is www.lions4kids.com.
• Sumner Family Center is located at Daffodil Valley Elementary, 1504 Valley Ave. in portable No. 1 at one at Daffodil Valley Elementary. It is open from 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday through Thursday and 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Friday. It is closed from noon to 1 p.m. Its phone is 253-891-6535.
The center provides referrals and services for families, such as immunization programs, health services, parenting classes, home visits, Pee Wee play time, sewing classes and bi-lingual services for families with children through 6 years.
• White River Family Support Center is located at Wickersham School of Discovery, 250 W. Main St. in Buckley and is open from 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Monday, Tuesday and Thursday. Its phone is 360-829-5883.
Free services include assistance in connecting with community resources, education and children’s activities are available at the center.
• The Heritage Quest Research Library has a large collection of genealogy and historical resources. Its hours are 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Tuesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday and 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Wednesday. The public is welcome to access its data bases for a small fee. It is located at 909 Main St., Suite 5, behind the former K.C.’s Caboose next to the railroad tracks in Sumner. Its phone number is 253-863-1806.
• In preparation for its January centennial celebration, the Marion Grange is seeking help in locating historical photos and information of the grange and activities that were hosted at the site. Photos will be copied and returned to their owners. The grange is located at 26818 Sumner Buckley Hwy. in Buckley. Call 360-829-1159 or send an e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org.
• Learn to square dance while meeting friends and staying healthy. The Swinging Squares and Roamin’ Tacomans will host square dance lessons from 7 to 9 p.m. each Tuesday at the Valley Dance Center, 1705 Willow St. in Sumner. The first three lessons are free and are then $3 each week.
• Country Cloggers presents weekly classes from 4 to 5 p.m. Thursdays at the Valley Dance Center, 1705 Willow St. in Sumner. Partners are not needed and ages 8 and older are welcome. Call 253-272-2282.
• The Spinners Square Dance Club offers square dance lessons for ages 9 to 90 from 7 to 8:30 p.m. Tuesdays at Buckley Community Hall, 121 River Ave. in Buckley. Square dancing is good, aerobic exercise and fun. The first lesson is free and then $2.50 per week. Call 360-829-0251.
The station headquarters are located in the Public Safety Building, 18421 Sumner-Buckley Hwy. in Bonney Lake. Its phone is 253-863-1800.
• A free cardio-pulmonary resuscitation class will be offered from 8:30 a.m. to noon Feb. 14; a free first-aid class will be taught from 1 to 5 p.m. the same day at the Public Safety Building in Bonney Lake. For residents who live outside the jurisdiction of EPFR, the cost is $30 for both classes or $20 for one class. Call the station to register.
• Appointments are available for bicycle helmet fittings. The staff also sells bicycle helmets for $6.
• Call the station to arrange an appointment for: free station tours, car seat inspections; smoke alarm installations and fire extinguisher training.
• Free blood pressure checks are available at the station during regular business hours.
• Tickets are on sale for the first annual Princess Breakfast on Jan. 10 at Bonney Lake High. The event invites girls to come dressed as their favorite characters, visit with other princesses, receive complimentary photos and the chance to make a special craft. Participants can choose either session one, from 9:30 a.m. to 11 a.m.., or session two, from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Space is limited to 100 and reservations can be made by calling the Bonney Lake/Sumner Parks and Recreation Department at 253-891-6500.
• A Father/Daughter Valentine Dance will take place from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Feb. 7 in the commons at Bonney Lake High. If registering on or before Jan. 15 the cost is $35 per couple and $40 after Jan. 16. Add $5 for each additional daughter. The event is sponsored by the Sumner/Bonney Lake Recreation Department. Register by calling 253-891-6500.
Food Banks are closed on major holidays, unless otherwise noted.
• The Bonney Lake Food Bank is open from 9:30 a.m. to noon Tuesday and Thursday and from 5 to 7 p.m. Friday. It is located at 18409 Sumner Buckley Hwy. Call 253-863-4043.
• The Bread of Life Food Bank is open from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Wednesday and Friday at the Prairie Ridge Community Center, 14104 Prairie Ridge Dr. E. Call 360-897-9005. It is closed on major holidays.
• The Buckley Food Bank is open from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Wednesday and 9 a.m. to noon Friday. It is located at Buckley Hall, 127 N. River Ave.
• The St. Andrew Emmanuel Food Pantry is open from 10 a.m. to noon Tuesdays and Fridays and 4 to 7 p.m. Wednesdays at the north side of St. Andrews Catholic Church, 1401 Valley Ave. E. in Sumner. Call 253-863-3655, ext. 2.
• The Sumner Community Food Bank is located at 15625 Main St. E. and is open from 1 to 3 p.m. daily, excluding Thursday. Call 253-863-3793 from 9 a.m. to noon to schedule an appointment. Its primary focus is to serve residents within the 98390 ZIP code, although no one will leave without food.
• Scott and Kristy Thorenstein are seeking participants for “Team Climbing for Caleb” for the 2009 Big Climb. The event takes place at 11 a.m. March 22 in Seattle’s Columbia Tower and benefits the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society. For information, call 206-427-9558 or visit its Web site at www.bigclimb.org and type in “Climbing for Caleb.”
Health and Fitness
• The Angel Care-Breast Cancer Foundation provides emotional support to those who have been diagnosed with breast cancer. Volunteers offer peer support, accompanying patients to consultations, appointments and treatments. Volunteers who have finished treatments at least one year earlier are welcome to help. For more information, call 1-877-417-3483.
• The Good Samaritan Health Unit provides services from 1:30 to 4 p.m. in the Safeway parking lot on the second Thursday of each month.
The Pierce County Library System’s Web site is www.piercecountylibrary.org. The Bonney Lake, Buckley and Sumner branches will be closed today, Wednesday, and Thursday, as well as Jan. 19.
The Bonney Lake library is located at 18501 90th St. E. The phone is 253-863-5867. Hours are 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday; 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Thursday and Friday; 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday and 1 to 5 p.m. Sunday.
• The Chess and Checkers Club invites children, youths, teens and adults to meet and play opponents. The fun takes place from 7 to 8:45 p.m. the first Monday of the month.
• A free computer class is offered from 2:30 to 3:30 p.m. Mondays at the Bonney Lake Senior Center. Registration is not required and the class is available for any adult who would like to learn basic Internet and e-mail skills. Participants are invited to come at 1:30 p.m. for individual help or to watch demonstrations. The Bonney Lake Senior Center is located at 19404 Bonney Lake Blvd. E.
• Several story times for different ages will take place beginning in January: Toddler Times, 10:30 a.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays; Baby Explorers, 11:30 a.m. Tuesdays and Fridays; and Family Story Times, 7 p.m. Tuesdays.
The Buckley library is located at 123 River Ave. Its hours are 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. Monday through Wednesday, 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Thursday and Friday and 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday. Its phone is 360-829-0300.
• Story times for different ages will take place beginning in January: Baby Explorers, 10:30 a.m. Wednesdays and family story times at 10:30 a.m. Thursdays. Call the branch for more information.
• In recognition of the second annual Pierce County READS program, Pierce County residents are invited to read, share and talk about David Oliver Relein’s book, “Three Cups of Tea,” from Jan. 5 through March 28. At the Buckley branch, La Donna Olmstead will offer tastes of different types of black tea and teach the difference between the countries that produce them during Tea Time, 2 p.m. Jan. 24.
The Sumner library is located at 1116 Fryar Ave. Its hours are 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. Monday through Thursday, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Friday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday and 1 to 5 p.m. Sundays. Its phone is 253-863-0441.
• Half-hour bilingual story times in English and Spanish will take place at 6:30 p.m. Mondays for families with preschoolers.
• Game-On offers teens and young adults the chance to challenge friends at Brawl, DDR, Guitar Hero and other interactive games. The events take place from 3 to 5 p.m. Tuesdays.
• Several story times for different ages will take place beginning in January: Baby Explorers, 10:30 a.m. Tuesdays; Toddler Times, 10:30 a.m. Wednesdays; Preschool, 11:30 a.m.; and family story times at 10:30 a.m. Thursdays. Call the branch for more information.
• Anime Club offers Anime viewing and free food for teens and young adults from 3 to 5 p.m. Thursdays beginning Jan. 8.
• The Bonney Lake Lions Club meets the second and fourth Thursday of each month from noon to 1 p.m. at Windermere-Lake Tapps Real Estate, 18008 state Route 410 E. in Bonney Lake. Call 253-447-3844.
• The Buckley Eagles Auxiliary No. 1387 hosts meetings at 7 p.m. the second and fourth Thursday of the month at the Fraternal Order of Eagles, 29021 state Route 410 in Buckley. Call 360-829-0465.
• The Marion Grange hosts a potluck lunch the second Thursday of the month at noon, followed by its monthly meeting at 1 p.m. at 26818 Sumner Buckley Hwy. in Buckley. Call 360-829-1159. The group invites new members.
• The Sumner Lions meets at 7 p.m. the first and third Wednesdays of the month at the Veterans of Foreign Wars Hall, 1705 Willow St. in Sumner. Contact www.sumnerlionswa.lionwap.org.
• The Greater Bonney Lake Historical Society meets at 7 p.m. the last Monday of the month at the Bonney Lake library. Call 253-863-0595.
• The Greater Bonney Lake Veterans Memorial Committee meets at 5 p.m. the third Thursday of the month at the Bonney Lake City Hall Annex, 8720 184th Ave. E. Call 253-299-6473.
• The Puyallup Rose Society meets at 7 p.m. the first Thursday of each month at Washington State University, Puyallup, Allmendinger Hall, 7612 Pioneer Way. Learn to prune, plant and grow roses and enjoy programs. Call 253-845-6796.
• The Daffodil Ramblers Good Sam RV Club is a group of RV enthusiasts who enjoy getting together for monthly dinners and group camping trips. They meet the third Wednesday of the month. Call 253-845-3486.
• The Prairie Ridge Community Coalition meets at 11:30 a.m. the second Monday of each month to support the positive impact residents are making in the area. Meetings take place at the Prairie Ridge Community Service Center 14104 Prairie Ridge Dr. E. in Bonney Lake. Call 360-897-8378.
• The Kiwanis Club meets at 7 a.m. every Tuesday at the Bonney Lake Senior Center.
• The Combat Infantrymen’s Association welcomes membership to those who served in Word War II, Korea, Vietnam, Grenada, Panama, Desert Storm, Bosnia, Afghanistan or Iraq and received the Combat Infantrymen’s Badge. Call 253-224-0817.
• A support group for military families meets at 10 a.m. the fourth Saturday of each month at Trinity Lutheran Church, 1535 Washington Ave. in Enumclaw. Call 360-825-6561.
• The White River Chapter of the Autism Society of Washington provides resources and assistance for families of individuals with autism. Call 253-224-7396 or e-mail email@example.com.
• La Leche League of Puyallup offers information on breast-feeding and takes place 7 p.m. the third Tuesday of the month at Good Samaritan Hospital’s Family Birth Center, 407 14th Ave. S.E., Puyallup. Breast-feeding moms, their babies and expectant mothers are welcome. Call 253-826-6452.
• YoungLives offers fun and support for teen moms. The group meets from 6 to 8 p.m. the second and fourth Thursday of the month at Calvary Presbyterian Church, 1725 Porter St. in Enumclaw. Free dinner and childcare are provided. Contact Amy Bonzon at firstname.lastname@example.org or 253-951-1792.
• Plateau residents are invited to regular meetings of the 31st District Democrats. Meetings are at the Marion Grange in Buckley. A coffee/discussion hour begins at 6 p.m. with a meeting following at 7 p.m. the third Wednesday of every month. All are invited to become informed and engaged in the process. Call 253-862-7865.
• The Puyallup Valley Republican Women’s Club encompasses the 25th and 31st Legislative District and meets 11 a.m. at the Sumner Library, 1116 Fryar Ave., the first Monday of each month. All interested Republican women are invited to join. Call 253-863-4859.
The Bonney Lake Senior Center is located at 19304 Bonney Lake Blvd. Its hours are 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Friday and can be reached at 253-863-7658 for information.
• Senior Aide Phil DeLeo leads “Fit and Fabulous” walking program at 10:30 a.m. on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays. This is a low-impact program and encourages a brisk outdoor walk, weather permitting, along with a balance and stretching session.
The Buckley Senior Center is located at 811 Main St., 98321. It is open from 8:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Monday through Friday and its phone is 360-829-0190.
• Lunches are served at noon with a suggested donation of $2.50 for those 55 or older and $5 for under 55. Because the meals are packaged one day before delivery, a two-day reservation is requested. Call the lunch site manager at 360-829-2095.
The Sumner Senior Center is located at 15506 62nd St. Ct. E. It is open from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday. Call 253-863-2910.
• Lunches are served at 11:45 a.m. The suggested donation is $2.50 those who are 60 and older and $5 for non-seniors.
• Line dancing takes place at 1 p.m. Mondays and Wednesdays.
• Open painting art class takes place from 1 to 3 p.m. Tuesdays. Participants need to bring their own supplies and can enjoy several painting mediums, including acrylic, oil and water colors.
• Stop by and enjoy live entertainment provided by local musicians when they perform at 11 a.m. each Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday; and 10 a.m. to noon Thursday.
Sumner Public Meetings
All public meetings take place at City Hall, 1104 Maple St., unless otherwise noted. Call 253-863-8300.
• Sumner Arts Commission meets at 6 p.m. the fourth Thursday of the month.
• City Council meetings are scheduled at 7 p.m. the first and third Monday of the month.
• Community Development and Parks Committee meets at 9 a.m. the second Thursday.
• Parks Commission meets at 6 p.m. the second Tuesday of the month.
• Planning Commission meets at 7 p.m. the first Thursday of the month.
• The Public Safety Committee meets at 4:30 p.m. the third Thursday of the month at Station 13, 800 Harrison St. Call 253-863-1800.
• Alcoholics Anonymous meets at 7 p.m. Mondays at the Prairie Ridge Recreation Hall, 14205 215th Ave. E. Call 360-891-8378.
• Al-Anon offers hope and help to families and friends of alcoholics. It meets from 8 to 9 p.m. Wednesdays at Freedom Recovery Center, 10215 214 Ave. E. in Bonney Lake. Call 253-862-7374.
• Al-Anon meets at 10:30 a.m. Wednesdays at First Christian Church of Sumner, 432 Wood Ave. Call 253-863-7513.
• Addiction and restoration group meets from 7 to 9 p.m. Thursdays at Bethel Family Fellowship, 20112 South Prairie Rd. E. in Bonney Lake. The event is hosted by Amazing Grace Ministries. Call 253-208-6779.
• Narcotics Anonymous “Serenity On The Ridge” meetings are scheduled for 7 p.m. Thursdays at the Prairie Ridge Community Center, 14104 Prairie Ridge Dr. E.
• Al-Anon Family Group is a 12-step program for relatives and friends of alcoholics, meets at 7:30 p.m. Tuesdays and 8 p.m. Fridays at Community Presbyterian Church, 152 Cottage St., Buckley.
• Alcoholics Anonymous meets from 8 to 9 p.m. Fridays at Freedom Recovery Center, 10215 214 Ave. E. in Bonney Lake. Call 253-862-7374.
• Anyone caring for their loved ones are welcome to meet with others at 2 p.m. the first and third Tuesday of each month at the Bonney Lake Senior Center, 9304 Bonney Lake Blvd. Call 253-863-7658.
• Grief Talk is from 1 to 2:30 p.m. the first and third Wednesday of each month at the Enumclaw Public Library. Call 360-825-2505, ext. 3006.
• A multiple sclerosis self-help group meets at 1 p.m. the first Friday of each month at the Buckley library. Call 360-829-6655.
• Individuals who have a relative or friend living with mental illness may attend an advocacy group at 7 p.m. the first Monday of the month. When a holiday falls on the first Monday, the meeting will take place the following week. The groups meets at Good Samaritan Community Services, 325 E. Pioneer Ave. , Puyallup and are facilitated by a licensed mental health specialist. Call 253-697-8494.
Tweens ‘n Teens
• Youths in sixth through 10th grade or 12 to 15 years of age may participate in “Unleashed!” events, sponsored by the Sumner/Bonney Lake Parks and Recreation Department. Trips require registration and waiver forms. The group meets at the Robert Miller Gym, 15206 Daffodil St. Ct. E. in Sumner. Its phone is 253-891-6500.
• Teen Late Night offers fun activities, such as big-screen movies, Ping-Pong, basketball, dancing, contests, dodgeball, karaoke, prizes and pizza. Students need to bring their Associated Student Body (ASB) cards. Activities take place from 7 to 10 p.m. Saturdays at Sumner Middle School. The cost is $2.
• Families For Kids seeks volunteer foster families of all ages. Applicants must be 21 years old and older, self-supporting, emotionally stable and mature, and able to pass a criminal background check. Call 1-888-794-1794.