Eatonville United Methodist Church will host a no-cost afterschool program Wednesdays from 3 p.m. to 5 p.m. starting Jan. 8 at the church for elementary- and middle-school-aged kids. There will be snack, tutoring, crafts, games and chapel time. For more information, contact 360-832-4021, 360-832-4560 or 253-328-2344.


New classes will be starting Jan. 13. Gardeners looking to improve their skills have the opportunity to learn the necessary steps to successfully save vegetables seeds. Monthly meetings for the South Sound Seed Stewards are held at the American Legion, located at 103rd Road and Grove Road in Yelm. Meetings are held at 7 p.m.. the second Monday of the month. Visit for additional information and costs.


The “Jubilant, Jocular, January" luncheon  will run from noon to 1:30 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 15, at United Methodist Church in Yelm. The cost is $10. Reservations required by calling: Linda 253-341-2301 or Judy 360-458-0510. There will be complimentary childcare available. upon request. Featuring:  Senior benefits choices with Denise Bishop and special speaker Linda Wozniak on "Kids Say the Funniest Things."


The annual Graham Business Association Scholarship Auction Planning Committee will soon be in full swing. Save the date: Friday, March 6, 2020, for the annual GBA Scholarship Auction.  As Kelley Boynton mentioned last year that the auction this year is going to be bigger and better than ever! Folks can get involved in a financial capacity, or by offering up items to auction.  Visit or call 360-832-2451 for more details.


Career Day at Columbia Crest A-STEM Academy is scheduled for March 24. The school is trying to cover the following career paths: health and human services, science and natural resources, career and technical education, business management/administration and fine arts (to include culinary arts, music, etc.). Those who come to represent should be able to speak about their job role, the benefits and challenges of the job role, and the nuts and bolts of the work they do (i.e. salary, retirement, health benefits). Deb Noble Perry is looking for contacts of people who would be interested in participating and setting the stage for the future generation as they grow and develop through the education system and beyond. Email


The Eatonville Family Agency, a nonprofit charitable organization, supports and runs the only backpack program in the Eatonville School District, which feeds around 100 children each weekend for the school year. To participate, volunteer or donate, visit the agency at the Eatonville Community Center at 305 W. Center St., in Eatonville or call 360-832-6805 for information.


This is a faith-based 12-Step Recovery Program. Become a guest at one of the weekly Celebrate Recovery meetings every Tuesday evening. The group offers childcare. Dinner is at 6 p.m., worship is at 6:30 p.m., large group time is at 7 p.m. and small groups are at 7:30 p.m. Call 360-303-7038 or visit to learn more.