News Next Door: Nov. 13


Nostalgic November Luncheon will run from noon to 1:30 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 13 at United Methodist Church in Yelm. The cost is $10 (includes complimentary childcare) w/RSVP to Linda at 360-446-2974 or Judy at 360-458-0510. The event features a bake sale and bazaar with a special guest speaker – Elaine Kempf, a retired missionary.


Dogwood Garden Club's November meeting will be held at 10:30 a.m. Thursday, Nov. 14,  at the home of Ginny Phillips.  Katy Hoffman will be demonstrating holiday wreath ideas to give the club a head start on holiday decorating. Those interested in joining the group should contact Diane Mettler at 360-832-1745 or Mary Bewley at 360-832-4910.


Join the center for habitat restoration work from 9 a.m. to noon Tuesdays, Nov. 15, at 1919 S. Tyler St., Tacoma, WA 98405. Those interested care for the park by removing invasive plant species, re-planting areas with native plants and helping those plants thrive. No experience necessary. Come dressed for the weather and prepared to get dirty. Work parties occur rain or shine. Children must be accompanied by adults.


The Friends of the Eatonville Library Book Sale will be held from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.  Saturday, Nov. 16, at 405 Center St. W., Eatonville. The sale will emphasize books and other items related to the Christmas season, so this will be a great opportunity to purchase inexpensive, but quality, early gifts for the holidays.  And, of course, it will support the Friends Group so that additional library programs can be planned. Prices will be half-off the regular low prices that are available in the lobby of the Eatonville Library during the week.


The next Lake Kapowsin work party for DNR staff will be held from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Monday, Nov, 18. Tasks:  Weed whacking, cutting blackberry away from native plants, and moving the remaining gravel.


Start the day right with the Graham Business Association’s Networking and Breakfast event at 7 a.m. Wednesday, Nov. 20, at The Lodge at Frontier Park on Meridian in Graham. The program will be on “Choosing your taxable and legal entity,” to be presented by Steve Martinez, CPA.


The Mineral Presbyterian Christmas Arts & Crafts Show will run from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday. Dec. 7 at the church. The event will feature handmade items by local artists. There will be a raffle to benefit Mineral Food Bank. There will also be complimentary refreshments available.


The third annual Interfaith Community Christmas Concert will be held at 7 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 15, at The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints, 13612- 224th St. E., Graham. This event will feature an assortment of different failt traditions, with Christmas as a common link between them all.


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 Financial.  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.


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