What's happening: Farmers Market, Norse West Viking Festival, High School Reunion


Thursday, Sept. 7

Family Storytime

Join the Yelm Timberland Library from 10:30 to 11 a.m. every Thursday for family storytime. The event includes music, movement, books and activities for the whole family. Children must be accompanied by a participating adult. The library is at 210 Prairie Park St. NE in Yelm.

Friday, Sept. 8

Union at Yelm Football

The Yelm Tornados football team is set to host the Union Titans at 7 p.m. on Sept. 8. The non-conference matchup will be highlighted by the Seattle Seahawks “Blue Friday Night Lights” event, which will include Blue Thunder, the Seahawks Dancers, Blitz, DJ Supa Sam and even Seahawks legends or players to join the game, according to the Seahawks website. Tickets for the contest can be purchased at https://gofan.co/event/1053522?schoolId=WA23372

Saturday, Sept. 9

Tenino Farmers Market

The Tenino Farmers Market, situated in Tenino’s downtown historic district on Olympia Street S, will host its annual Saturday market on Sept. 9. The farmers market features flowers, baskets, vegetable starts, baked goods, farm-fresh produce, USDA meats and more. The market takes place every Saturday through Sept. 30. The market sale on Sept. 30 will conclude the season during pumpkin day.

Yelm Farmers Market

The Yelm Farmers Market will take place from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 9, at a new location: in front of the Yelm Police Station on McKenzie Street.  The markets are scheduled every Saturday until Sept. 30.

Norse West Viking Festival

The annual Norse West Viking Festival is set for Saturday, Sept. 9 and 10 at Cochrane Park in Yelm. The event will feature local food vendors and a beer garden for “Vikings who are hungry and thirsty from plundering and pillaging.” There will also be dancing, tradesmen to teach different trades and local vendors.

Sunday, Sept. 10

Bigelow House Museum Tour

The Bigelow House Museum offers regular escorted tours on the first and second Sunday of the month at 1 p.m., 2 p.m. and 3 p.m. Entrance fees are $5 per adult, $4 for seniors and students, and $2 for children. The museum is located at 918 Glass Ave. NE in Olympia.

Thursday, Sept. 14

Yelm Volleyball at Gig Harbor

Yelm High School’s first volleyball game of the season is scheduled for Thursday, Sept. 14 at Gig Harbor High School. The contest is set to begin at 7:15 p.m. The game will be played at Yelm High School’s stadium.

Tuesday, Sept. 19

Yelm Volleyball Home Opener

The Yelm High School volleyball team is set for South Sound Conference action against Timberline High School on Sept. 19 in the team’s home opener. The contest is scheduled to begin at 7:15 p.m. inside the YHS gymnasium.

Saturday, Sept. 30

Dog Day of Summer

The City of Yelm’s Parks and Recreation department invites the public to bring their “furry best friend” from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Sept. 30 at Yelm City Park  for the “Dog Day of Summer” event. The event allows dogs to cool off and enjoy the splash pad, while meeting other four-legged companions. All dogs must remain on its leash and under control at all times. There will be photo spots for owners to take photos with their animals.

Yelm High School Class of 1980 reunion

Yelm High School’s class of 1980 will reunite beginning at 5 p.m., Saturday, Sept. 30, at Mr. Doug’s Restaurant in Yelm. The itinerary includes a 5 p.m. to 6 p.m. social cocktail hour, 6 p.m. dinner, and from 6 p.m. to 10 p.m. there will be a DJ, awards, a photo booth and more. RSVP for the event on Facebook or on Classmates. For people who don’t use either, event organizers have asked that they call or text Dana Couthran at 360-791-5833 to let her know. $10 will be collected at the door, from classmates only, to cover expenses.

Saturday, Oct. 14

Fall on the Farm

Celebrate the grand opening of the Silo Shop with Wanderlust Cupcake Co. in its “Fall on the Farm” event. Join Wanderlust Cupcake Co. from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 14 at Wanderlust Cupcake Co, 4800 Skookumchuck Road SE in Tenino.

2023 Mayor’s Cup Mario Kart Tournament

The City of Yelm is hosting the 2023 Mayor’s Cup Mario Kart 8 tournament beginning at 12 p.m. on Oct. 14 at the Yelm Community Center. Participants can register for the event at https://lf.yelmwa.gov/Forms/MayorsCup, and registration costs $20.

Tuesday, Oct. 17

Spooky Cookies Decorating Workshop

The City of Yelm’s Parks and Recreations Department will host its Spooky Cookies Decorating Workshop from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m Oct. 17 at the Yelm Community Center, 301 Second St. SE. The class is for beginners or those who are curious about what decorating cookies is all about. Register for the class at https://lf.yelmwa.gov/Forms/CookieDC?fbclid=IwAR0MMCljwfpLjv3qtv9JNhlJTlI0GLe5DfkQAelOe17MHvmS3A_yMsOy4JI.

Thursday, Oct. 26

Spooky Trail at Cochrane Park

The City of Yelm’s Parks and Recreation department will host a “Spooky Trail” at Cochrane Park from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. on Thursday, Oct. 26 at 750 Mill Road SE. The park will transform into the “spookiest park in Yelm” for the event, and families are invited to walk the trail and see “spooky” elements added throughout the trail. Admission to the family-friendly event is free.

Saturday, Oct. 28

American Legion “Trunk-or-Treat”

Yelm’s American Legion Post No. 164 will host its third annual “Trunk-or-Treat” event from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 26 at the post, which is located at 16733 103rd Ave. S. According to the group’s Facebook page, the American Legion implemented a nationwide Halloween safety program for young trick-or-treaters in 1972.