GRAHAM BUSINESS ASSOCIATION

Start the day right with the Graham Business Association’s Networking and Breakfast event at 7 a.m. Wednesday, Sept. 18, at The Lodge at Frontier Park on Meridian in Graham. The program will be on business disaster preparedness. Visit GrahamWABusiness.org or call 360-832-2451 for more details. At Oct. 16’s meeting, there will be a presentation on SBA lending.

FREE DENTAL DAY

South Hill Dental Center will host a free dental day from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 21, at 13613 Meridian E. No. 180, Puyallup, WA 98373. There will be free fillings, extractions, emergency treatment (one tooth per patient) offered for everyone and free cleanings for students 12 years old or less. Everyone is welcome! Visit https://www.drhappysmiles.com/blog/reasons-why-we-run-our-annual-free-dental-day for more information.

HUMANE SOCIETY ADOPTION EVENT

The Humane Society for Tacoma & Pierce County is hosting the 12-day-long “Purrfect 12” Adoption Event. Focused on finding adult and senior cats in the shelter their fur-ever homes, adoption fees for all adult cats (ages 6 months and older) and senior cats (8 years and older) are $12 off through September 23 during offered business hours. The Humane Society is open seven days a week, from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. View all adoptable animals at www.thehumanesociety.org.

FREE STATE PARKS DAY

Sept. 28 is the next state parks free day. No Discover Pass needed in honor of National Public Lands Day. State Parks free days are in keeping with 2011 legislation that created the Discover Pass, which costs $30 annually or $10 for a one-day visit. The pass is required for vehicle access to state recreation lands managed by Washington State Parks, the Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife (WDFW) and the Department of Natural Resources (DNR). There are two more state parks free days available in 2019: Monday, Nov. 11 — Veterans Day; and Friday, Nov. 29 — autumn free day.

SOUTH SOUND DEMOCRATS

Tickets are now available for the first South Sound Democrats event, the Rosa Parks/Eleanor Roosevelt Champagne Brunch, for which a pre-event reception will begin at 10 a.m. Sunday, Sept. 22, at Pacific Lutheran University ‘s Chris Knutzen Hall. The event is a joint fundraiser sponsored by multiple Pierce County Legislative Districts. With a live auction, powerful community leaders, including Erin Jones, former assistant state superintendent, consultant and inspirational equity instructor; state legislators; U.S. Congress members; and Hilary Franz, state commissioner of public lands, among others. Tickets are $50 for the reception at 10 a.m. and $50 for the brunch at 11 a.m. Visit tickets bit.ly/2m9vaKb or Yanah Cook at 360-786-8838 for more information. PO Box 181, Eatonville, is also available for   correspondence.

COMMUNITY DAY

The 11th annual Bethel Community Day at run from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 5 at Graham Kapowsin High School at 22100 108th Ave. E., Graham. Admission is free. Come dress as a superhero to march in a 10 a.m. parade.

EMS FALL FEST

Eatonville Middle School’s Fall Fest will run from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 5, at Eatonville Middle School. There will be a variety of activities geared toward family fun, with the opportunity to give to others. Bring garden produce, food for the food for Eatonville Food Bank, old eye glasses, medical equipment and wheelchairs, as well as clean and unused medical supplies. For more information and vendor applications, contact Tina Schmidt at 253-677-2479.

FOUNDERS DAY EVENT

Pioneer Farm Museum will host the 40th annual Founders Day free event from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Oct. 13. at 7716 Ohop Valley Road E. Directions: From Seattle, take I-5 South to Hwy. 512 E.; exit onto Hwy. 7 (Pacific Ave.); drive south approximately 25 miles; and turn left onto Ohop Valley Road E. From the East Side: Follow Hwy. 167 (Valley Freeway) South to Hwy. 161 South (Meridian South), approximately 25 miles; turn right onto Ohop Valley Road; turn right onto Ohop Valley Road E. (this is the second right). Those in need of more information about the programs contact the museum by phone at 360-832-6300. No reservations are made via email. Reservations are made by phone only.

TRAILS CONFERENCE

ForeverGreen Trails is pleased to announce that the Annual Pierce County Trails Conference will be held from 4 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 17. The annual conference will be held at the Environmental Services Building, located at 9850 64th St. W., University Place. It is the premier gathering of trail users, supporters, advocates, designers and builders in our region and this year’s theme is “Sustainability & Stewardship.” Conference registration costs $35 and includes dinner and access to a silent auction. Visit bit.ly/2kLSQUo for more information.

SCHOOL BACKPACKS

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. To participate, volunteer or donate visit the agency at the Eatonville Community Center at 305 W. Center St., in Eatonville.

CELEBRATE RECOVERY

This is a faith-based 12-Step Recovery Program. We invite you to be our guest at one of our 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 www.TheCenterPoint.org to learn more.