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• The city of Enumclaw’s 2009 regranting applications are available for local arts groups and artists at the Enumclaw Expo Center, 45224 284th Ave. S.E.

For information or to receive an application, call 360-802-0239 or e-mail

• The recently-formed Music Factor Project is seeking donations of used instruments in any condition to support Enumclaw School District music programs. For information, call Celia Bender at 253-740-9639 or e-mail at

• Stage Door Productions announces tickets are available for its spring musical, “Man of La Mancha”. Stage Door will present the story of Don Quixote and his “Impossible Dream” at 7:30 p.m. April 23, 24, 25, 30 and May 1 and 2 and 2 p.m. April 25, 26 and May 2 at the Enumclaw High School auditorium, 226 Semanski St. The April 26 matinee is a benefit for Plateau Outreach Ministries.

For information, conatct Frank Thompson at 360-825-2212 or visit the Web site at

• Washington state artist Eric Wiegart, and author of “Watercolor – Free and Easy,” will offer a four-day workshop from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through April 16 at Green River Community College’s Enumclaw campus.

• Enumclaw artist Sharman Owings presents “The Color: Mystery and Reward” through May 5 at the city of Enumclaw’s Gallery 2009. An artists reception is set for 6 to 8 p.m. Friday. Gallery 2009 is located in the Council Chambers at City Hall, 1339 Griffin Ave. Hours for the exhibition space are 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday. City Hall is closed on national holidays. The gallery is closed to the public Tuesdays for municipal court. For information call 360-802-0239.

• The city of Enumclaw and Green River Community College Enumclaw campus gallery features “Of This Earth,” paintings by Diana Whitney through April 26. The gallery is open during the quarter 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. Monday through Thursday and between quarters from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. For information, call 360-802-0239.

• The Arts Alive! Gallery, 1429 Cole St., is open from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday, 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. Friday and noon to 3 p.m. Sunday. Arts Alive! also offers classes at the gallery; for a full class schedule or more information, contact Arts Alive! at 360-802-6787 or visit the Web site at


• The Retired Eagles Activity Club, along with local merchants, are sponsoring their annual Easter egg hunt at 10 a.m. Saturday. It is open to the public. The famous Easter bunny will be handing out prizes.For information call the Buckley Eagles at 360-829-1151, 360-829-1387 or Mary Stucks at 360-897-224.

Enumclaw Expo Center

• Evenings on the Plateau at 7:30 p.m. Saturday at the fieldhouse.

• Autism fundraiser 9 to 5 p.m. April 25 at the fieldhouse.

• Mount Rainier Duathlon 6 a.m. to 1 p.m. April 26.


• The Community Inclusion Program welcomes individuals with disabilities, families, friends and neighors to “Power of Youth” from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Thursday at White River High School. For information call, Michele Lehosky or Susan Jackson 253-565-2266 or e-mail at or

• Jeffrey Fabris Farmers Insurance is teaming with Chinook Little League to help parents put together identification packets for children.

This is a free program and open to all in the community. A booth will be set up at 8 a.m. April 18 during the Chinook Little League jamboree at Enumclaw’s Boise Creek Sixplex.

• The White River High Scnool PTSA sponsors a drug- and alcohol-free graduation night celebration with activities games, prizes. Organizers are accepting payments at White River Credit Union for those in the 2009 through the 2012 graduating classes. Deposits can be made in any dollar amount. For contact information, e-mail or contact one of the following: Phyllis Scriven, 360-829-3126, for classes of 2009-11; Elethea Steward, 360-829-3126, classes of 2009-11; Kristi Shafer, 253-312-8740, class of 2010; Jody Green, 360-829-1015, classes of 2010-12; or Kelli Worthen, 253-862-2228, classes of 2010-12.


• The White River High FFA will host its annual spaghetti feed from 6 to 8 p.m. Friday in the school’s commons. There will be a silent auction and dessert auction as well as all-you-can-eat spaghetti. All proceeds help pay FFA members way to compete at the state FFA convention in Pullman in May.

• The Enumclaw High School jazz band and Stage Door Productions invites the public to a night of nostalgia with “Swing Into Spring” Thursday and Friday in the EHS commons.

The EHS band will perform jazz and swing music at 7:30 p.m. and at 8 Stage Door will present the Lux Radio Theatre presentation of “The Thin Man.”

Light snacks and coffee or tea will be served as the audience imagines itself around the Victrola in 1936.

This is a fundraiser for the band and can be purchased at Enumclaw Radio Shack, Enumclaw Chamber of Commerce, and the Arts Alive! Gallery or at the door.

For information, call Frank Thompson, Stage Door Productions, 360-825-2212 or visit the Web site at

• A fashion show and shopping event fundraiser to support Buckley’s American Cancer Society Relay For Life is scheduled for 6 to 10 p.m. April 18 at Enumclaw’s Suburban Soul, 1335 Cole St.

Tickets are $12 prepaid or $15 at the door. Anyone under 16 years old must be accompanied by an adult

• Team Angels Buckley Relay For Life team will host a fundraising garage sale from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. April 17 and April 18t at 465 S. Division St. in Buckley.


• To celebrate National Poetry Month, the Buckley library hosts its fifth annual Wake Up to Poetry contest for students in grades 4 and 5 who live in the White River School District. Winners will receive a poetry book and will be invited to present their poems to family, friends and the community at Elk Ridge Elementary School at 7 p.m. May 5.

Contest rules are available at the Buckley Library, 123 S. River Ave., Buckley or on line at For information, call 829-0300.

• The Muckleshoot Library is hosting an exhibit of student photography titled “The Field Trip Exhibit” now through May 11 at the library, located west of the amphitheater on state Route 164.


• The Retired Public Employees Council Chapter 1 will meet at 11 a.m. Thursday at the Enumclaw Regional Hospital. Those needing transportation can call Dale Clark at 360-829-0245 or Beulah Martin at 360-829-1774.

• Enumclaw Celiac Support Group (gluten intolerance) meets at 7 p.m. today, Wednesday, May 13 and June 11 in the KeyBank conference room, 1212 Cole St. For information, contact Susan Unger at 360-802-0651 or

• A team captains’ meeting for the American Cancer Society Relay For Life of Buckley is at 6:30 p.m. today, Wednesday, at the Buckley Multi-purpose Center on Main Street. Anyone who wants to start or join a team is welcome to attend.

Enumclaw Senior

Activity Center

All activities are at the center, 1350 Cole St., unless otherwise noted. More information about any of the following programs or activities is available by phoning the center at 360-825-4741.

• Income tax appointments will be available by appointment at the center. Remember to bring in last year’s 2008 tax return and 2008 tax papers. All appointments will be at the youth center next door.

• Friendship Tea is a special event open to friends, mothers, daughters, nieces, aunts or that wonderful person in your life. Come for a delicious food and savory teas at 1:30 p.m. April 17. Bring a tea cup and saucer. Sign up in office for this event. An $8 payment must be made upon signing up.

Buckley Senior Center

The Buckley Senior Center is at 811 Main St. and can be reached at 360-829-0190.

• Free income tax assistance will be offered at the center between 9 a.m. and 2 p.m. today, Wednesday. No appointment is necessary.

• The senior center will once again host its annual silent auction and benefit sale from 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. April 18 at the multipurpose center. There will be fantastic items to bid on and goodies to “rummage” through and take home.

Black Diamond

Community Center

The Black Diamond Community Center is at 31605 Third Ave. For information call 360-886-1011; for senior citizen programs, unless otherwise noted, call 360-886-2418.

• An Easter breakfast fundraiser is set for 8 to 11 a.m. Saturday. The cost is $3.50 for seniors. Grandchildren are $2.50.

• A trip to tour the Franz Bread Bakery in Seattle is set for April 15. The van leaves the center at 10:30 a.m. and returns by 3:30 p.m. The cost is $3. Bring a sack lunch and good walking shoes. Nine participants are required.

Support Groups

• Take Off Pounds Sensibly (TOPS), a support group for those wanting to lose weight or keep it off, meets in Enumclaw, Buckley and Black Diamond.

There are two Enumclaw clubs. TOPS No. WA112 meets at 6 p.m. Tuesdays; for information, call Jouella at 360-825-1265 or Lois at 360-825-9472. TOPS No. WA1248 meets from 10 to 11 a.m. Thursdays in the Mountain Villa Estates community center, 1099 Mountain Villa Dr. in Enumclaw. Come between 9 and 9:55 a.m. to enroll. Call 360-829-0062 or e-mail for information.

The Black Diamond group meets from 9:30 to 11 a.m. Fridays at the Black Diamond Community Center, 31605 Third Ave.; call 360-886-1011 for information.

Buckley Youth


The Buckley Youth Activities Center is open 2:30 to 7:30 p.m. Tuesday through Friday and 1:30 to 7:30 p.m. Saturday. It is located on River Avenue next to the post office. For information call 360-829-6534 or visit the Web site at

• White River Community Outreach (WRCO) helps residents navigate through the maze of social and human services. WRCO services are available from 9:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. Tuesday and Thursday.

• Movie night Saturday features “Twilight.” Admission is free. The movie starts at 8 p.m. Attendees must be 13 years of age to view or have parent permission.

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