Katie Hayes

Katie Hayes snowshoes on the south slope of Mount Rainier, climbing above the Paradise region of the national park. 

Saturday, May 18

•A Relay for Life fundraiser will be held from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the Yelm Walmart. There will be local vendors, plus arts and crafts.

•We Love Rainier, Washington, and the city of Rainier present Rainier’s Summer Market, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturdays through July 27 at Holiday Park, in Rainier. The park is located next to Main Street Cookie Company. Contact Sarah Christensen for vendor information at 623-696-9769.

•Yelm Amateur Radio Group will now be meeting at 9:30 a.m. the third Saturday of the month at Emmanuel Lutheran Church, 206 3rd St. in Yelm.

•There will be a free bicycle repair clinic from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Jiffy Lube, 1002 E. Yelm Ave., Yelm.

•Mat Yoga is held 10:30 a.m. on Saturdays at the Yelm Timberland Library. Wear comfortable clothing, bring your mat and be ready to stretch in this floor yoga program.

•Restorative Yoga is held at noon on Saturdays at the Yelm Timberland Library. Restorative Yoga involves holding a reclining or sitting pose for 5 to 10 minutes to allow deep relaxation. Props are used to support the body. For example, a folded blanket or bolster on the legs will support the torso in a seated forward fold. Each participant needs to bring a mat, a yoga block and a blanket. Additional blocks, blanket and bolsters will allow for deeper relaxation, but are not essential.

Tuesday, May 21

•Senior Center of Rainier has a casino trip planned that is leaving Rainier at 10:30 a.m. at the senior center, and return by 3 p.m. Lucky Eagle will supply transportation to and from, free of charge. Lucky Eagle also will give each person a $5 food coupon and a $10 gaming coupon. Participants need an ID. Seating is limited so seats early by calling George Johnson at 360-292-5363.

•Nisqually Valley Voices chapter of Toastmasters meets 6–7 p.m. Tuesdays at Olympia Federal Savings, 907 West Yelm Ave. Members become confident speakers and leaders in a fun, supportive, self-paced program. Visitors welcome. For details, contact Bob Woelk, bob.woelk@hotmail.com, 360-485-8223, or visit our website, 801108.toastmastersclubs.org

 

Wednesday, May 22

•Yelm Timberland Library presents “Live @ the Library: Hiroya Tsukamoto” at 6 p.m. at the library. Guitarist Hiroya Tsukamoto takes the audience on an innovative, impressionistic journey filled with earthy, organic soundscapes that impart a mood of peace and tranquility.

Thursday, May 23

•Yelm Senior Center presents a rummage sale from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Yelm Senior Center. All proceeds go to the center for bills and maintenance.

Friday, May 24

•Chair Yoga for Relaxation is held at 10:30 a.m. on Fridays at the Yelm Timberland Library. Chair yoga is a gentle form of yoga that is practiced sitting on a chair, or standing using a chair for support. Come relax as Helen leads us through calming stretches and balance.

Saturday, May 25

•Mat Yoga is held 10:30 a.m. on Saturdays at the Yelm Timberland Library. Wear comfortable clothing, bring your mat and be ready to stretch in this floor yoga program.

•Restorative Yoga is held at noon on Saturdays at the Yelm Timberland Library. Restorative Yoga involves holding a reclining or sitting pose for 5 to 10 minutes to allow deep relaxation. Props are used to support the body. For example, a folded blanket or bolster on the legs will support the torso in a seated forward fold. Each participant needs to bring a mat, a yoga block, and a blanket. Additional blocks, blanket and bolsters will allow for deeper relaxation, but are not essential.

Monday, May 27

•Rainier American Legion Post and Unit 264 will be hosting a Memorial Day Ceremony at 10 a.m. at Rainier Memorial Park.

Friday, May 31

•Chair Yoga for Relaxation is held at 10:30 a.m. on Fridays at the Yelm Timberland Library. Chair yoga is a gentle form of yoga that is practiced sitting on a chair, or standing using a chair for support. Come relax as Helen leads us through calming stretches and balance.

Saturday, June 1

•The Roy Pioneer Rodeo will run on June 1-2 at the Roy rodeo grounds, 8710 Higgins Greig Road. Visit www.royrodeo.com for more information. 

•Friends of the Yelm Timberland Library present the first Saturday of the month book sale from 10 a.m. To 3 p.m. Prices range from 25 cents to $2 with specialty books being a little higher. These are bargains for your reading pleasure whether at home or on a vacation. The sale is in the downstairs lobby of the library and include the special “book room” that is only open on this day. Come, browse and delight your curiosity.

Sunday, June 2

•Yelm Community Education Foundation will sponsor the Culpepper and Merriweather Circus at 2 p.m. and 4:30 p.m. at the American Legion Grounds. The cost is $7. Visit www.facebook.com/YelmEdFoundation/ for more information.

Monday, June 3

•Yelm Dollars for Scholars will hold its Scholarship Awards Night at 6 p.m. in the Yelm High School Performing Arts Center.

Thursday, June 6

• Standing Room Only presents “The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee” Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays at 8 p.m. and Sundays at 3 p.m. from June 6-23. Visit www.SROtheater.org for more information. 

Friday, June 7

•Chair Yoga for Relaxation is held at 10:30 a.m. on Fridays at the Yelm Timberland Library. Chair yoga is a gentle form of yoga that is practiced sitting on a chair, or standing using a chair for support. Come relax as Helen leads us through calming stretches and balance.

Saturday, June 8

•The Lord’s Closet will be doing a summer clothes giveaway from 1:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. in the classroom area at Crossroads Community Covenant Church, 11520 Bald Hills Road S.E., Yelm. There will also be clothing in the foyer as well.

Tuesday, June 11

•Yelm Pageturners meets at 7 p.m. and the library. Join them for a discussion of “The Dirty Girls Social Club” by Alisa Valdes-Rodriguez.

Thursday June 13

• Standing Room Only presents “The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee” Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays at 8 p.m. and Sundays at 3 p.m. from June 13-23. Visit www.SROtheater.org for more information. 

Friday, June 14

•Chair Yoga for Relaxation is held at 10:30 a.m. on Fridays at the Yelm Timberland Library. Chair yoga is a gentle form of yoga that is practiced sitting on a chair, or standing using a chair for support. Come relax as Helen leads us through calming stretches and balance.

Thursday, June 20

Standing Room Only presents “The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee” Thursday, Friday and Saturday at 8 p.m. and Sunday at 3 p.m. from June 20-23. Visit www.SROtheater.org for more information. 

Friday, June 21

•Chair Yoga for Relaxation is held at 10:30 a.m. on Fridays at the Yelm Timberland Library. Chair yoga is a gentle form of yoga that is practiced sitting on a chair, or standing using a chair for support. Come relax as Helen leads us through calming stretches and balance.

Wednesday, June 26

•Yelm Timberland Library presents its Treasure Hunt at 11 a.m. at the Library. Explore summer fun with the library’s annual treasure hunt. Discover clues in and around the library and receive a small prize. Drop in anytime during the program; the treasure hunt usually takes around thirty minutes to complete. This event is part of the Summer Library Program, a Timberland Regional Library district-wide program. Sponsored by the Friends of the Yelm Timberland Library. 

Thursday, June 27

•Yelm Timberland Library presents Creative Playtime at 10:30 a.m. at the library. Come to the library with your preschoolers and enjoy a morning of creative playtime. The library will provide activities and a cool place to enjoy them. This event is part of the Summer Library Program, a Timberland Regional Library district-wide program. Sponsored by the Friends of the Yelm Timberland Library.

Friday, June 28

•Chair Yoga for Relaxation is held at 10:30 a.m. on Fridays at the Yelm Timberland Library. Chair yoga is a gentle form of yoga that is practiced sitting on a chair, or standing using a chair for support. Come relax as Helen leads us through calming stretches and balance.

•Yelm Timberland Library Presents its Summer Movie Matinee at 2 p.m. at the library.Cool off, enjoy popcorn and watch a movie with friends. Call the library at 360-458-3374 to learn what’s playing. This event is part of the Summer Library Program, a Timberland Regional Library district-wide program.

•Prairie Days Street Dance, 6-10 p.m. on 2nd Street next to the Community Center. Music, beer/wine garden, food vendors and more. Come kick off Prairie Days weekend. www.yelmprairiedays.com

Saturday, June 29

•Prairie Days, parade starts at 9:30 a.m. on Tornado Alley and ends at Yelm Middle School. Activities continue all day and Sunday at Yelm City Park and around town. www.yelmprairiedays.com

Sunday, June 30

•Rotary Club of Yelm will sponsor the 2019 Yelm Prairie Stampede 5K Walk/Run with registration beginning at 7:30 a.m. and the race at 9:30 a.m. at Yelm MIddle School. Register online at www.yelmrotary.com

Saturday, July 6

•Yelm Area Chamber of Commerce presents its first annual Barbecue Rally at 11 a.m. at Yelm City Park. Visit www.bbqrally.com to register for the barbecue competitions. 

Tuesday, July 16

•Senior Center of Rainier has a casino trip planned that is leaving Rainier at 10:30 at the senior center, and return by 3 p.m. Lucky Eagle will supply transportation to and from, free of charge. Lucky Eagle also will give each person a $5 food coupon and a $10 gaming coupon. Participants need an ID. Seating is limited so seats early by calling George Johnson at 360-292-5363.

Saturday, July 20

•The first annual Mermaid Fest! Will swim on into town at 9 a.m. at Yelm City Park. Visit www.facebook.com/events/429021764278146/ for more information.

Friday, Aug. 2

•Yelm Jazz in the Park, 5-11 p.m. at Yelm City Park. Bring your family and friends, picnic basket and blankets, or maybe enjoy the food supplies offered on site. Regardless of what you bring with you, be prepared to be transported to a vacation state of mind.

Saturday, Aug. 3

•Yelm Jazz in the Park, 5-11 p.m. at Yelm City Park. Bring your family and friends, picnic basket and blankets, or maybe enjoy the food supplies offered on site. Regardless of what you bring with you, be prepared to be transported to a vacation state of mind.

Sunday. Aug. 11

The Rainier City Reunion will be held at noon in Wilkowski Park. Bring a favorite dish to share.

Saturday, Aug. 31

•The Roy Pioneer Rodeo will run on Aug. 31 through Sept. 1 at the Roy rodeo grounds, 8710 Higgins Greig Road. Visit www.royrodeo.com for more information. 

Saturday, Sept. 7

•The second annual Norse West Viking Festival will run from 9:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. at Wilkowski Park. Visit https://www.facebook.com/NWVikingFest/ for more information.

Tuesday, Sept. 17

•Senior Center of Rainier has a casino trip planned that is leaving Rainier at 10:30 at the senior center, and return by 3 p.m. Lucky Eagle will supply transportation to and from, free of charge. Lucky Eagle also will give each person a $5 food coupon and a $10 gaming coupon. Participants need an ID. Seating is limited so seats early by calling George Johnson at 360-292-5363.

Tuesday, Nov. 19

•Senior Center of Rainier has a casino trip planned that is leaving Rainier at 10:30 at the senior center, and return by 3 p.m. Lucky Eagle will supply transportation to and from, free of charge. Lucky Eagle also will give each person a $5 food coupon and a $10 gaming coupon. Participants need an ID. Seating is limited so seats early by calling George Johnson at 360-292-5363.

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