Nisqually Valley Happenings: Community Calendar for Nov. 25

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Editor’s Note: Events and meetings in this list are compiled by Nisqually Valley News staff on a periodic basis, oftentimes weeks in advance. Email event and meeting submissions to dan@yelmonline.com to be considered. The Nisqually Valley News retains the right to edit submissions for length and style requirements.

Thursday, Nov. 25

Christmas Toy Drive

Pop Up Vendors Galore will accept new toys during a drive that is currently ongoing. Toys can be dropped off at the Nisqually Moose Lodge at 1117 W. Yelm Ave. in Yelm through Thursday, Dec. 18.

Saturday, Nov. 27

Club Breakfast

The American Legion Post 164 hosts a breakfast from 8 to 11 a.m. on Saturdays and Wednesdays at 16733 103rd St. in Yelm.

Art Demonstration

Artisans at InGenius! Art Gallery and Boutique will be on hand to do art demonstrations and meet the community on Small Business Saturday on Nov. 27 at 207 First Street S. Yelm.

Vendor Fair

Pop Up Vendors Galore will host a vendor fair from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturday, Nov. 27 at the Nisqually Moose Lodge, 1117 W. Yelm Ave.

Thursday, Dec. 2

Tree Lighting

The city of Rainier will hold its annual tree lighting ceremony at 6 p.m. on Thursday, Dec. 2 in Holiday Park in Rainier. Santa will hand out stockings to the kids. There will be Christmas caroling and more. For more information, go online to www.WeLoveRainierWA.com or visit them on Facebook at www.facebook.com/weloverainierwa.

Friday, Dec. 3

Kid’s Christmas Store

A kid’s Christmas store will be available from 3 to 7 p.m. Friday, Dec. 3. Children can come and do their Christmas shopping at Rainier Chapel, 206 Binghampton St. S.E. All gifts will be offered for $10 and less. For more information, go online to www.WeLoveRainierWA.com or visit them on Facebook at www.facebook.com/weloverainierwa.

Saturday, Dec. 4

Holiday Gift Market

Rainier’s first Holiday Gift Market will run from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Saturday, Dec. 4 at the Rainier Chapel, 206 Binghampton St. S.E. in Rainier. Folks can take a selfie with the Grinch from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. and stroll through town on a cookie crawl from noon to 2 p.m. For more information, go online to www.WeLoveRainierWA.com or visit them on Facebook at www.facebook.com/weloverainierwa.

Vendor Fair

Pop Up Vendors Galore will host a vendor fair from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturday, Dec. 4 at the Nisqually Moose Lodge, 1117 W. Yelm Ave.

Holiday Walk of Hope

The 2021 Rainier Second Lantern Walk of Hope will begin at 4 p.m. on Saturday, Dec. 4 at Wilkowski Park in Rainier.  Family and friends will get together to take a walk on the trail while holding their lanterns and enjoying their light. Save your Halloween costumes and wear them again if you wish for the event. Bring a list of things that were not good this year, because at the end of the walk, there will be a fire pit waiting for that list to be put into it. Enjoy a delicious hot drink and cookies while celebrating the essence of the event.

Monday, Dec. 6

Club Meeting

The Yelm Lions will hold a meeting at 6 p.m. on Monday, Dec. 6 at the Carlson Cabin,  301 W. Yelm Ave. in Yelm.

Saturday, Dec. 11

Holiday Festival

Yelm’s annual Christmas in the Park event will run from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Saturday, Dec. 11 at Yelm City Park, 115 Mosman Ave. S.E. in Yelm.

Ornament Workshop

InGenius! Art Gallery and Boutique is planning an event to complement Yelm City Park’s tree lighting ceremony on Saturday, Dec. 11. Shoppers will be given the opportunity to create their own handmade ornaments to hang on the InGenius! tree. The event will be facilitated by gallery artists. People can retrieve their ornaments when the gallery takes its tree down after the holidays. The gallery is open from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. at 207 First Street S. in Yelm.

Vendor Fair

Pop Up Vendors Galore will host a vendor fair from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturday, Dec. 11 at the Nisqually Moose Lodge, 1117 W. Yelm Ave.

Sunday, Dec. 12

Choir Concert

The Yelm Community Christmas Concert is scheduled for 7 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 12  at The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints, 10423 Clark Road S.E. in Yelm. All are invited to come and sing praises unto God in celebration of the birth of Jesus.

Monday, Dec. 13

Public Meeting

Roy City Council will hold its regular council meeting at 6 p.m. Monday, Dec. 13 at Roy City Hall. More information can be found at www.cityofroywa.us/government.html.

Tuesday, Dec. 14

Public Meeting

Yelm City Council will hold its council meeting at 6 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 14 at Yelm City Hall, 106 Second St. S.E. More information can be found online at www.ci.yelm.wa.us.

Public Meeting

Rainier City Council will hold its regular council meeting at 7 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 14 at Rainier City Hall, 102 Rochester St. W. More information can be found at cityofrainierwa.org.

Saturday, Dec. 18

Holiday Gift Market

Rainier’s second Holiday Gift Market will run from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Saturday, Dec. 18 at the Rainier Senior Center, 108 Michigan Ave. S. in Rainier. People can enjoy a special story time with Santa at 1 p.m. and go on a kids scavenger hunt from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. For more information, go online to www.WeLoveRainierWA.com or visit us on Facebook at www.facebook.com/weloverainierwa.

Vendor Fair

Pop Up Vendors Galore will host a vendor fair from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Saturday, Dec. 18 at the Nisqually Moose Lodge, 1117 W. Yelm Ave. The pop-up event will feature Santa Claus, who will hand out raffle tickets to the kids for the toys collected in the organization’s toy drive.

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