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Arts & Entertainment

• Tickets for the city of Enumclaw’s 2009 Evenings on the Plateau Series are on sale at the Enumclaw Expo Center.

This season’s series includes six special performances starting with zydeco band How’s Bayou Saturday. Season tickets are $75 for adults and $60 for students (baby to 18 years old) and seniors (65 years old and older). Single event tickets are $14 for adults, $11 for seniors. Dessert tickets will also be available. Each performance features dessert for an extra $5 per person. Tickets must be ordered in advance. For tickets or information, call 360-825-3594.

• Cascade Foothills Chorale welcomes new singers. The chorale is a non-audition choir. Rehearsals are 7 to 9:15 p.m. Thursdays in the Enumclaw High choir room. For information go to or call 253-905-3413


• All are invited to attend “Good Sense Financial Planning” seminars at 7 p.m. Wednesdays, Jan. 14 through Feb. 18, at the Seventh-day Adventist Church, 3333 Griffin Ave. in Enumclaw. Call 253-880-4384 for information.

• A miniature town display of Bedford Falls, from the movie “It’s a Wonderful Life,” is available for all to view at Enumclaw’s Seventh-day Adventist Church, 3333 Griffin Ave. For information, call 253-880-4384.

Enumclaw Expo Center

• International Dog Show 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. Feb. 21 and 22, Exhibit Hall.

• 4-H Dog Club Fun Match, 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. Feb. 28 to March 1, Exhibit Hall and Rabbit Barn.


• The Friends of Black Diamond Library are hosting a quilt raffle with tickets selling for $1. The star quilt, titled “The Raspberry Thief,” was handmade by Enumclaw resident Karin Renaud, who has authored two books on quilt-making. “The Raspberry Thief” is featured in Renaud’s forthcoming book, “Quilts from the Heart II.” The quilt is currently on display at the Black Diamond Library, 24707 Roberts Dr. The drawing will be on March 20.

The Friends of the Black Diamond Library support programs at the library. For information, call 360-886-1105.

• Family and friends of Bob Dietrich are asking for the community’s support. Deitrich is a 43-year-old husband and father of two who lives in Bonney Lake and has roots in Buckley. He was diagnosed with pancreatic cancer. After his diagnosis, he began chemotherapy. This has taken a heavy emotional and financial toll on he and his family. He has been out of work since July.

His family and friends are planning a fundraising auction at 6 p.m. Jan. 31, at the Eagles Hall in Buckley to help out. From 6 to 7 p.m., there will be a social hour with dessert and a no-host bar, and from 7 to 9 p.m. the silent and live auction portion will take place with entertainment provided by the White River High jazz band.

For information, to make a donation, or to help out contact either Pat Nehring 253-740-7678 or Trina Taylor 360-897-6252.

Health and Fitness

• Enumclaw Regional Hospital and the King County Department of Health will host a childhood immunization clinic from 10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Jan. 29 at the hospital’s conference rooms. This is a free program provided on a drop-in basis. Please bring immunization records for each child. Children must be accompanied by a parent or guardian; guardians must show proof of legal guardianship. For information call 360-825-2505.

• The Puget Sound Blood Center will conduct a blood drive from 2 to 8 p.m. Monday in the parish hall of Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Enumclaw. Staff will take a break from 4 to 4:45 p.m. For information or to sign up, contact George at 360-825-3657 or


• The Friends of Black Diamond Library will host a fundraising book sale from 10 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Feb. 6 and 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Feb. 7 at the Black Diamond Library, 24707 Roberts Dr. There will be a great selection of titles at bargain prices. Proceeds benefit The Friends of the Black Diamond Library which supports the library by providing funding for special programs. For information, call 360-886-1105.


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

Enumclaw Senior

Activity Center

All activities are at the center, 1350 Cole St. Information is available by phoning 360-825-4741.

• The first class for Platinum Pilates is free. Classes are 8 to 9 a.m. Tuesdays and/or Thursdays at the field house (formally Pete’s Pool). The cost is $3 per class.

• Haircuts are available for $5 Thursday and payment is made to Char. Haircuts are available between 9 a.m. and 3 p.m. by appointment only.

• On-site licensed and insured pedicure services by Karen’s Foot Care, is Thursday by appointment. Price for pedicure is $25.

• Christmas and Hanukkuh have been rescheduled for 11:45 a.m. Friday. There will be a special treat – gourmet latkes from an East Coast deli.

• A trip is planned for the Lucky Eagle Casino Tuesday. There is a $2 trip charge payable when registering. The motorcoach arrives at the center at 9 a.m. and returns at 4:15 p.m.

• Take the AARP Driver Safety Program’s two-day class from 9:15 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Tuesday and Jan. 14. The fee is $12 for AARP members, $14 for non-members, paid to instructor Pete Malsch. Sign up by calling 360-825-4741.

• Get out and shop at Wal-Mart, Fred Meyer or Target in Bonney Lake Jan. 14. The van leaves at 9 a.m. and returns at 11:45 a.m. A $3 van fee is required. at registration.

• Cruise aboard the Star Princess for seven nights with Travel Leaders formerly Carlson Wagonlit Travel Associates to Alaska. Prices start at $1,022. For information call Susan Knapp at 253-200-0260.

Support Groups

• Mary Bridge Children’s Allergy and Asthma Support Group meets quarterly at the Mary Bridge Children’s Health Center, 311 S. L St. in Tacoma. For information, contact Nancy Thomson at 253-862-5650 or

• YoungLives offers fun and support for teenage mothers. 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. For information, contact Amy Bonzon at or 253-951-1792.

• The Living with Diabetes Support Group meets from 3 to 4:30 p.m. the first Wednesday of the month in the Enumclaw Regional Hospital conference room. Facilitator is Heidi Roberts, registered dietitian and diabetes educator. For information, call 360-802-3272.

• Alzheimer’s Association caregiver support groups provide a place for people to learn, share and gain emotional support from others who provide care to a person with dementia. A free information and support group meets from 1 to 2:30 p.m. the first and third Thursday of each month at the Enumclaw Public Library, 1700 First St. For information, call group facilitator Gwen Waller at 253-334-8814.

• Homeschool Support Association does not host regular meetings. For information, contact Cheryl Dunning at 360-825-1703.

• An online chat support group, facilitated by Plateau foster parents Denise and Dave Keating, is offered for foster parents at 7 p.m. the fourth Tuesday of each month at

• “Changes” (a parent support group) helps families torn apart by adolescent defiance. Parents are empowered through small steps, education and peer support. Call 1-888-468-2620 or visit

• Celebrate Recovery, a Christ-centered, 12-step program for people with hurts, habits or hang-ups meets at 7 p.m. Mondays at Wabash Church, 18325 S.E. 384th St. Auburn. For more information call 253-9391330.

•• Al-Anon Family Group, a 12-step support group for relatives and friends of alcoholics, meets at 7:30 p.m. Tuesdays and 8 p.m. Fridays in Buckley’s Community Presbyterian Church (upstairs), 152 Cottage St. An Enumclaw meeting is at 6 p.m. Sundays at Calvary Presbyterian Church, 1725 Porter St.

• Overeaters Anonymous meets from 5:30 to 7 p.m. every Wednesday at the Rainbow Cafe, 112 E. Main St., Auburn. For information, call 360-825-2215 or 253-632-9776.

•• 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 6:30 p.m. Mondays at Gateway Christian School; call 360-825-1265 or 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.

•• The YWCA/Enumclaw Domestic Violence Support Group meets weekly for women who are, or have been, in a domestic violence situation. For information, contact Celia Forest, community domestic violence advocate, at 425-226-1266 ext. 1017. Leave your name and number (if it is safe to do so) and she will return your call right away. Messages can also be left with Plateau Outreach Ministries, 360-825-8961.

•• Grief Talk is 1 to 2:30 p.m. the first and third Wednesday of each month at Enumclaw Public Library. It’s professionally facilitated and confidentiality is honored. No fee, but donations are welcome. For information, call 360-825-2505, ext. 3006.

•• Free screenings are available for problematic gambling. Funding may be available to cover treatment. Call Grant Weaver at 360-802-0446 for information.

•• For information about local Alcoholics Anonymous meetings, call 360-825-2681, 360-825-2809 or 360-829-0154.

•• A free parent grief support group for parents who have experienced the death of a child (regardless of age) meets at 7 p.m. the last Thursday of each month. For information call Catherine at 360-825-3548.

•• A Caregiver Support Group meets from 1 to 2:30 p.m. the first and third Thursday of the month at Enumclaw Public Library. Come hear about ideas and suggestions for all types of caregivers. Call 360-802-3272 for information.

•• Enumclaw Youth and Family Resource Center sponsors a teen support group for youth 13-17 who want help staying clean and sober. The group meets from 4 to 5 p.m. Wednesdays at the center, 1356 Cole St. For information call 360-825-4586.

•• The South King County Chapter of Self Help for the Hard of Hearing meets at 7 p.m. on the second Friday of each month on the third floor of Auburn Regional Medical Center, 202 N. Division. Call 253-939-7857 for information.


• For those who love puppies and are looking for a rewarding way to volunteer their time to help others, Guide Dogs for the Blind might be the perfect opportunity. Enumclaw’s club Future Vision is looking for puppy raisers of all ages to train puppies for people who are legally blind. Contact Jana Decker at 360-802-9858 for more information.

• The Black Diamond library is looking for adult volunteers. To apply, call 360-886-1105.

• Volunteers are needed to work in the beds at Veterans Memorial Park. Contact Louise Poppleton with the Enumclaw Beautification Committee at 360-825-3365.

• The Buckley Senior Center needs volunteer drivers for its 15-passenger van during weekdays, either as a regular driver or as a substitute driver. A commercial drivers license is not required. Basic First Aid and CPR will be provided. For information, call the senior center at 360-829-0190 or drop by the center at 811 Main St. between 7:30 a.m. and 4 p.m. Monday through Friday.

• Girl Scout Service Unit No. 022 is looking for volunteers to join the leadership team. Needed are dedicated, responsible adults who like to have fun to be troop leaders and co-leaders. Anyone interested in being a leader, co-leader or volunteering some other way can contact Tracie Lievense with Girl Scouts Totem Council 1-800-767-6835, ext. 534.

• Plateau Outreach Ministry needs volunteers to help in its reception area, with the food bank, the Samaritan Project and thrift shop. Hours are flexible and no experience is necessary. If interested, call 360-825-8961.

• Arts Alive! is looking for volunteers to help staff its Center for the Arts in Enumclaw along with artists interested in teaching or displaying. Volunteers do not need to have art experience, however, an interest in the arts is helpful. For information or to register, please visit the Arts Alive! Center for the Arts at 1511 Garrett St., call 360-802-6787 or visit the Web site at

•• Cub Scout Pack 500 is looking for local Plateau adults to assist with its Scout programs. With the rapid growth of the Pack, the need for additional den leaders, assistant den leaders and other volunteers to assist with Pack events and operations is necessary. Most Scout leaders come from families in the Pack. Anyone interested in joining Cub Scouts and would like to contribute time to run a den or volunteer in some other way can contact Tom Crews, assistant cubmaster for Pack 500, at 360-825-5331.

• Senior Services urgently needs volunteer drivers to keep up with the increasing demand for rides. A very flexible program, volunteers use their own vehicles and choose which weekdays and where they wish to drive. Drivers are paid mileage and parking reimbursement, plus supplemental liability insurance. Drivers must be at least 25 years old, hold a valid drivers license and have no at-fault accidents within the past three years. Contact Senior Services at 206-448-5740 or 1-800-282-5815 or apply online at

• Senior Services’ Volunteer Transportation Program needs volunteer drivers in the Enumclaw and Black Diamond areas to transport elderly people to medical and other essential appointments. It is a program of Senior Services, a non-profit agency dedicated to supporting the independence of seniors. For information, call 206-727-6255 or e-mail

•• Enumclaw’s senior hot lunch and Meals on Wheels programs are in need of volunteers to fill the following positions: dishwasher, table setter and delivery driver. Lunch is included. If interested, call Lois Dutcher at Enumclaw Senior Center, 360-825-0559.

•• Families For Kids is seeking volunteer families to provide nurturing foster homes for children. Prospective foster families are single or married, men and women, all races, all religions, homeowners and renters, over 21 years old, self-supporting, emotionally stable and mature, and able to pass a criminal background check. If interested, call 1-888-794-1794.

•• The Enumclaw Area Chamber of Commerce is looking for volunteers to staff its visitors center on Cole Street. Volunteers greet visitors and help with directions or information on the community and surrounding area, answer incoming phone calls and assist with occasional light office tasks. Call the Chamber at 360-825-7666 or drop by 1421 Cole St. information.

•• Sacred Heart MOPS (Mothers of Preschoolers) is looking for people to work in the children’s program from 9 a.m. to approximately noon every other Monday during the school year (paid and volunteer positions available). Anyone interested should contact Julie Kieft at 360-802-8942 or Lu Blair at 360-825-2694.

•• Volunteer drivers needed to deliver hot meals to homebound senior citizens. For information, call Enumclaw Senior Activity Center at 360-825-4741 or stop by 1350 Cole St.

Enumclaw Youth Center

The center is located at 1356 Cole St. More information about any of the following programs, activities or volunteer opportunities is available by calling the center at 360-825-4586.

• Volunteers are needed to provide instruction and/or supervise the computer lab.

•• Free drop-in enrichment, recreation center and computer lab for kids ages 10 to 18. Regular drop-in hours are 3 to 7 p.m. Monday through Friday. Tutoring is available by special arrangements. Call the center for information.

•• Donations are now being accepted for the Drop-In Center. Needed are arts and crafts supplies, pool cues and supplies, Play Station and Nintendo games and a DVD player. Gently used items will be accepted.

•• Need a job? Job resource information along with resume building skills training is available for youth and adults. A free computer lab and assistance is available for resume skill building and writing. For information about jobs in the local area or to make an appointment, call Kelli at the Center, ext. 5653.

•• Community resource information is available at the center for youth and families seeking services and assistance with basic needs.

•• Monthly birthday party is held the last Thursday of each month.


• Rainier Rabbits 4-H Youth Club is accepting new members in kindergarten through 12th grade. Learn about rabbits and showmanship. Learn about environmental stewardship. Call Janet at 360-825-3676 for information about either project.

• Girl Scout Troop 4635 is open to girls ages 12 to 17 from the Buckley area. Call Beth at 360-829-2151 for information about this and upcoming activities.

•• Kids BASE is a before- and after-school child care program for children enrolled in kindergarten through fifth grade in the Enumclaw School District. Space is limited. For information, contact Cindy at 360-825-8330.

•• The Black Diamond Library Teen Advisory Council meets at 6 p.m., the second Monday of every month, to talk about books the library can purchase for the “young adult” section. Pizza and drinks are provided.

•• The Plateau Poultry Club is a 4-H group for kids 6 to 17 who are crazy about their chickens. They learn about their poultry in fun ways and work toward entering them in the King County Fair. The group meets twice a month. Call 253-631-2460 for information.

Black Diamond Youth

For information regarding the Black Diamond Community Center youth programs call Helen Bittner, youth coordinator, 360-886-1011.

• The Black Diamond Before and After School Kids (BASK) program is a licensed school-age childcare program for children in grades kindergarten through sixth with low fees. Black Diamond Community Center staff provide a variety of educational and recreational activities for the kids.

The BASK program is available between 6 and 8:45 a.m. (school breakfast is available at 8:30 a.m.), and 3 to 6:30 p.m. On early release days, the program is offered between noon and 6:30 p.m. and most full days that school is closed from 6 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. Youth need to bring lunches on early release and full days.

Fees during the school year are based on a sliding scale, ranging from $3.75 to $8 per three-hour AM or PM session. Discounts are available for multi-children families on the Enumclaw School District free and reduced lunch program. For more information and an application packet, contact the Black Diamond Community Center at 360-886-9844 between 8 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday.

• Creative movement and dance classes with Deana Ostgard are offered from 11 a.m. to noon Tuesdays for youth ages 3 to 5. Ballet and tap classes are also available Tuesday afternoons at the community center for older children. Class fees are $25 per month. Call Deana at 360-886-1011 for information

• The Black Diamond Community Center offers Get On Track from 5:30 to 7 p.m. Wednesdays. The focus of this group is to educate youth ages 13 to 17 who are in danger of entering the Juvenile Justice System or who have court ordered hours. Each session qualifies for 1.5 hour community service time. Youth earn 15 hours upon completion of the program. Youth and parents are required to attend a two-hour intake interview prior to attendance. Call Judith or Leslie at 360-886-9844 to make an appointment.

• Tutoring is available for all Enumclaw School District students at the Black Diamond Community Center from 6 to 9 p.m. every Tuesday and Thursday during the normal school term. Tutors are available for all grades in the following subjects: math, science, English, reading, Spanish, American studies, and study skills. Anyone interested in participating, either as a student or as a tutor, can send an e-mail to, or call the Black Diamond Community Center at 360-886-1011. More information can be found at the Web site Drop-ins are welcome.

Buckley Youth Center

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

• Free tutoring for grades six to 12 is offered from 6 to 9 p.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays and from 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesdays for grades kindergarten through eight.

• Play-Dayz offers toddler music classes at 10 a.m. Mondays; art classes at 10 a.m. Tuesdays and toddler yoga at 11:40 a.m. Wednesdays.

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