News Next Door: Oct. 9


The Indian Summer October Luncheon, which costs $10, will be help from noon to 1:30 p.m. today, Oct. 9, at the Yelm United Methodist Church, 408 2nd St. S.E., Yelm. The event will feature Louise VanEaton and Cookie Miller.


The upcoming Dogwood Garden Club meeting will be held at 10:30 a.m. Thursday, Oct. 10, at Cox Christmas Tree Farm, Eatonville. Mel Cox will be walking the participants through how he takes a tree from sapling to the manicured show stopper we enjoy decorating. If interested in joining the group, contact Diane Mettler at 360-832-1745 or Mary Bewley at 360-832-4910.


The Nisqually Community Forest will host a free barbecue for the public from 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. on Sunday, Oct. 13, at Wellspring Spa, 54922 Kernahan Road E., Ashford. The meeting is open to anyone interested in learning more about the community forest, including how to get involved. The Nisqually Community Forest recently completed its Phase I plan with two land purchases, bringing the forest to a total of 1,920 acres. The property is located between Gifford Pinchot National Forest and Elbe Hills State Forest, just above Ashford. The public is invited to learn more about the forest and comment on current plans. The Nisqually Community Forest includes extensive habitat for salmon and threatened wildlife and more than 3 miles of the Mount Tahoma Trails Association’s popular Copper Creek ski trail. The forest is being managed to provide forestry and tourism jobs, recreation, clean air and water as well as abundant wildlife habitat. Call 360-489-3400 or email to RSVP.


Start the day right with the Graham Business Association’s Networking and Breakfast event at 7 a.m. Wednesday, Oct. 16, at The Lodge at Frontier Park on Meridian in Graham. The program will be on SBA Lending, presented by Columbia Bank. Visit or call 360-832-2451 for more details. At the Nov. 20 meeting the topic will be on “Choosing your taxable and legal entity,” to be presented by Steve Martinez, CPA.


The Eatonville School District #404 will hold a surplus sale from 9 a.m. to noon Friday, Oct. 18, at 211 Rainier Ave. N., Eatonville. The district surplus consists of classroom furniture, books, maintenance equipment, grounds equipment and electronics. For surplus lists, contact Eatonville School District Maintenance and Operations at 203 Lynch Street, Eatonville, or call 360-879-1902.


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 for more information.


City of DuPont’s Parks and Recreation presents the DuPont Youth Haunted House from 5-8 p.m. on Oct. 25-26 at West Coast Self Storage, 1585 McNeil St., DuPont. Cost: $5.


The 2019 Bone Hunt, sponsored by City of DuPont, will run from 6-7 p.m. on Oct. 25-26 at Ross Plaza, 1500 Ross Loop, DuPont. Children under 10 should bring a flashlight, find a bone and trade for prizes. Cost: $2.


Join America’s Credit Union (ACU) and the ACU Foundation for the 19th annual Turkey Shoot Golf Tournament starting at 10 a.m. Friday, Nov. 1, at the Eagles Pride Golf Course on Joint Base Lewis-McChord (JBLM ).This tournament raises funds each year to help the troops and their families during the holidays. All donations will benefit the military communities of JBLM and Camp Murray through the ACU Foundation. Visit to reserve a spot in the tournament and secure a sponsorship package.



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