GMVCC facility is a meeting place for community members and organizations. Located in the heart of Maple Valley, the Greater Maple Valley Community Center is the gathering spot for many local groups and activities. Call 425-432-1272 for reservation and rental information.
For program information email Kelly or call 425-432-1272.
Service above self
The Maple Valley Rotary club, chartered in 1985, serves the greater Maple Valley and Black Diamond area. Our 70+ members comprise a collection of business owners and professionals who live the mission of Rotary - service above self.
One main focus of our club is supporting youth, both locally and internationally. We run or contribute to projects throughout the year both in our own community and in international communities as diverse as Cameroon, Cambodia, and Nicaragua.
We also believe wholeheartedly in serving with smiles on our faces. Stop by one of our weekly meetings - Friday mornings at 7:15 a.m. at the Greater Maple Valley Community Center -- to enjoy a great breakfast and a great time with community members who truly put the needs of the community first above all else.
Visit the Maple Valley Rotary website for club and membership information.
7:15 am - 8:30 am
GMVCC Main Hall
Lego® Robotics Club
Every 3rd Saturday
We are a small group of Lego fans looking to have some fun, meet new people, and make some interesting builds. We meet on the third Saturday of most months at the Greater Maple Valley Community Center from 10 am to noon.
Brought to you by the Tahoma Robotics Club, the meetings will be lightly structured, with an organized build for the first 30 minutes or so. The remainder of the time will be working with the principles we just learned, and seeing just how creative we can be.
Every 3rd Saturday
|10am - 12pm||GMVCC||
Sharing the art of quilting
Covington Quilters meet at the Greater Maple Valley Community Center on the first Thursday of each month from 7 - 9 pm. The guild promotes and exchanges the art of quilting and quilt making through the use of monthly meetings, satellite groups, and workshops. Visit the Covington Quilters website for club and membership information.
1st Thursday of each month
7 pm - 9 pm
GMVCC Main Hall
Home School Support
Maple Valley Homeschoolers
Are you considering homeschooling? Does your child continue to struggle at school? Is your little one just not ready to deal with crowds of children in a public school situation? Perhaps your family situation or business would allow you to travel often, and you want everyone to enjoy the opportunity. Have you heard so many wonderful things about homeschooling that you just want to see what it’s all about? Families decide to homeschool for all sorts of reasons, and then often continue homeschooling simply because of the freedom and they like the affect it's had on their children and family life.
How does homeschooling work? Homeschooling is different for every family. At one end of the spectrum, there are families who take a child's curiosity and interest in a topic and in a relaxed way help the child explore the topic. Some families use a variety of resources outside their home including co-ops and on-line learning. There are also families who buy all of the books and follow the state curriculum just like a normal school would. The material is simply taught at home in a smaller setting. Each family is free to choose what works best for them. A review of our state's homeschool law at Washington State Homeschool Organization (WHO) is helpful. It specifies how parents are qualified, what annual requirements the state has for homeschoolers, removing children from school, de-schooling, etc.
What are the benefits of homeschooling? Benefits of homeschooling include the freedom to make your own choices about what and how your children learn; being able to go out into the world together to see and learn from fascinating historical places and museums; freedom to allow your child to learn in-depth; not having to set a project or a book aside because a bell rang; going at your child’s own pace because the goal is learning, not keeping-up; and providing positive and appropriate socialization with peers and adults and has a positive effect on relationships with siblings.
Where do I start? Are you interested in facilitating the Maple Valley Homeschool group contact Cindy at 425-413-1609 for information.
- Homeschool Support Association (HSA)
- Washington State Homeschool Organization (WHO) - Important information for new homeschoolers, including information on the law for homeschooling, annual convention information, and links to parent groups.
- Russell Ridge Center - Tahoma School District’s parent partner program
- But what about socialization? - Great articles about homeschooling and socialization
- Beginning to homeschool - Articles about homeschooling and socialization
Learn about foster care
Fun, training, and fellowship for families who have adopted, are considering foster care/adoption, or who provide foster care!
Please bring a snack, game or craft to share. All ages are welcome. No childcare provided, however, facility is child-friendly.
For additional information, please contact Stephanie at 206-850-4520.
|4th Tuesdays||6:00 - 8:00 pm||GMVCC||Stephanie Swallow|