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• The Sumner Arts Commission will present the Bellevue Youth Symphony Orchestra at 7:30 p.m. April 17 at the Sumner Performing Arts Center at Sumner High School, 1707 Main St. Call 253-299 -5520 or e-mail sallya@ci.sumner.wa.us.

• The Sumner Arts Commission will present the Bellevue Youth Symphony Orchestra at 7:30 p.m. April 17 at the Sumner Performing Arts Center at Sumner High School, 1707 Main St. Call 253-299 -5520 or e-mail sallya@ci.sumner.wa.us.

• The Lake Tapps Area Community Theater is preparing for a spring comedy production and is seeking additional actors. Call 253-447-4005.

Blood Drives

• Cascade Regional Blood Services is at the Bonney Lake Columbia Bank from 1 to 6 p.m. every Friday.

Bonney Lake/Sumner Parks & Recreation

The Sumner and Bonney Lake Recreation Department is at 15206 Daffodil St. Ct. E. in Sumner and can be reached at 253-891-6500. The Robert Miller Gymnasium is located at the same address at the school. Courses may be canceled due to lack of participation.

• Homeschool P.E. 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 5-7, meet from 10-11 a.m. and Pandas, ages 8 through 13, meet from 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Cost is $36.

Clothing Banks and

• 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, personal hygiene products and paper goods.

• Child Reach offers free screenings for children through 3 years old in Bonney Lake and Buckley for language, learning, motor skills and behavioral assessments by appointment. Call 253-798-3822.

• 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 open from 10:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Tuesday, from 4 to 7 p.m. Wednesday and 10:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Saturday. Call 253-447-3844 and visit www.lions4kids.com.

• Prairie Ridge Resource Center, located at 14104 Prairie Ridge Dr. E. in Bonney Lake, is open 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Wednesdays. It offers free assistance with community resources is available to all Pierce County residents. Some of the resources available include energy assistance, food stamps, day care, domestic violence and emergency housing. Call 360-829-5883.

• Sumner Family Center is at Daffodil Valley Elementary, 1504 Valley Ave. in portable No. 1. 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. Call 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 bilingual 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. Call 360-829-5883. Free services include assistance in connecting with community resources. Education and children’s activities are available at the center.

Community Services

• 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 in Sumner. Call 253-863-1806.

Dancing

• 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 4-5 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.The first lesson is free and then $2.50 per week. Call 360-829-0251.

East Pierce

The station headquarters are located in the Public Safety Building, 18421 Sumner-Buckley Hwy. in Bonney Lake. Call 253-863-1800.

• A free cardio-pulmonary resuscitation class will be offered from 8:30 a.m. to noon April 25. A free first-aid class will be taught from 1 to 5 p.m. the same day at the Public Safety Building. 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 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.

Events

• The Buckley Youth Activity Center is hosting a Princess Tea from 10 to 11:30 a.m. and noon to 1:30 p.m. May 2. Pre-registration is required and their is a 40 person limit per session. Cost is $5 a person. Come dress up and enjoy some magical fun. For information, call 360-829-6534.

• The city of Bonney Lake hosts the third annual Easter Egg Hunt April 11 beginning at 11 a.m. at Allan Yorke Park. Children ages 1 to 11 can participate and they need to bring a basket. Free photos with the Easter Bunny will be available.

• The East Pierce Fire and Rescue will host the 19th annual Easter Egg Hunt from 9 a.m. to noon April 11 at Sunset Chev Stadium, 1707 Main St. in Sumner.

• The Buckley Youth Activity Center offers free tutoring for students in the White River School District Tuesdays and Thursdays for grades 6-12 from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. and Wednesdays for grades K-8 from 6 to 8 p.m. Play-Dayz offers a variety of toddler classes. For information call 360-829-1921 ext. 259. Today, Wednesday arts and crafts are at 3:30 p.m. and a teen meeting is 5 p.m. March 19.

• Enumclaw Street Fair is accepting applications for art/craft and canopy merchants. Interested vendors can visit the website www.enumclawstreetfair.com for information and applications or call Jaclyn VanHoof at 253-740-4153.

Food Banks

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 5-7 p.m. Friday. It is 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.

• The Buckley Food Bank is open from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Wednesday and 9 a.m. to noon Friday. It is in 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 at 15625 Main St. E. and is open from 1 to 3 p.m. daily, excluding Thursday. Call 253-863-3793 from 9-11:30 a.m. Thursday to schedule an appointment that day between 5-7 p.m. The food bank’s primary focus is serving residents within the 98390 ZIP code, although no one will leave without food.

Health & 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.

Libraries

The Pierce County Library System’s Web site is www.piercecountylibrary.org.

Bonney Lake

The Bonney Lake Library is located at 18501 90th St. E. 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. Call 253-863-5867.

• 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.

• The library offers several story times for different age groups: 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.

Buckley

The Buckley Library, 123 River Ave., is open 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. Call 360-829-0300.

• Story times for different ages will take place: Baby Explorers, 10:30 a.m. Wednesdays and family story times at 10:30 a.m. Thursdays. Call the branch for information.

Sumner

The Sumner Library, 1116 Fryar Ave., is open 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. Call 253-863-0441.

• Friends of the Sumner Library are offering natural-colored canvas shopping bags with aqua and burgandy logos for $5 at the library’s counter.

• Half-hour bilingual story times in English and Spanish 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, Dance Dance Revolution, Guitar Hero and other interactive games. The events take place from 3-5 p.m. Tuesdays.

• Several story times for different ages will take place this month: 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.

Meetings

• The Bonney Lake Aglow Lighthouse meets at the Bonney Lake Senior Center, 19304 Bonney Lake Blvd. the first Saturday each month from 10 a.m. to noon. Contact info: Carolyn Scott at 253-862-4565

• The Puyallup/Sumner Chamber of Commerce hosts its monthly luncheon at the Best Western Park Plaza on South Hill. Call 253-845-6755 or visit www.puyallupsumnerchamber.com to reserve a seat. Cost is $20 per person. Prior registration is required.

• 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 imeet 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 are 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.

Military

• The Combat Infantrymen’s Association welcomes membership to those who served in World 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.

Parenting

• 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 aswwrc@autismsocofwa.org.

• La Leche League of Puyallup offers information on breast-feeding at 7 p.m. the third Tuesday of the month at Good Samaritan Hospital’s Family Birth Center, 407 14th Ave. S.E., Puyallup. Call 253-826-6452.

• YoungLives offers fun and support for teen moms. The group meets from 6-8 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 younglives@comcast.net or 253-951-1792.

The Moms Club of Puyallup which serves the areas of Sumner, Bonney Lake, Buckley, Orting, Edgewood, and Fife, is a non-profit group geared toward stay-at-home moms, but, is open to any mom. Meetings are the third Friday of each month at 10 a.m. at The Lighthouse Church in Puyallup. Call 253-862-1236

Politics

• The 31st District Democrats meet 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. 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 31st District King County Republican Party meets the fourth Thursday each month. Call 360-825-4500 or visit www.31gop.org.

Senior Centers

Bonney Lake

The Bonney Lake Senior Center, 19304 Bonney Lake Blvd., is open 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 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.

• Bingo is 1 p.m. each Wednesday for adults, and family bingo for all ages is 7 p.m. each Friday.

• Live music at the center is performed throughout the month. The Gettogethers play from 9:30 to 11:30 a.m. each Tuesday; Errice and Alice play from 10 to 11:30 a.m. the second and fourth Thurday: and the Cedar River County Band plays the first and third Thursday each month.

• A free computer class is from 2:30 to 3:30 p.m. Mondays. The class is available for any adult who wants 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.

Buckley

The Buckley Senior Center, 811 Main St., is open from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. Monday and Tuesday and from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Wednesday through Friday. Its phone is 360-829-0190.

• Free income tax assistance will be offered at the center between 9 a.m. and 2 p.m. today, Wednesday, April 8. No appointment is necessary.

• The center is hosting bunco the second Monday of the month. The cost to play is $1.

• The Buckley Senior Center offers free van transportation from home to the center for lunch Monday, Tuesday and Friday weekly. Seniors who live within the White River School District are eligible to have the van come pick them up. The van also takes seniors to the post office, food bank, drug store and Farm Fresh Produce. Call the center to schedule a pick-up time.

Sumner

The Sumner Senior Center, 15506 62nd St. Ct. E., 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 for those 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.

Support Groups

• 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 8-9 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 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.

• 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. Call 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.

Volunteers

• 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.


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