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Community Programs

The Greater Maple Valley Community Center provides an enduring facility that serves as an inclusive community hub, hosting programs and services that increase the opportunity for connections, engagement and growth for greater Maple Valley.

For more information about the community programs, please email Shayna or call 425-432-1272.

To participate in our programs, please fill out the Participant Registration Form.

Children and Community Program Partners

Toddler Time

Toddler Time

Connect with other parents and caregivers at our Toddler Time drop-in play group for year-round fun. For children and families of all ages! Presented by Maple Valley Family Circle.

If interested in volunteering, please come to the office to fill out a volunteer application.

 

Tuesdays & Thursdays, September - May (Tuesdays only during summer)

10:00 - 11:30 am, cost is $3 per family

For additional information, please contact Maple Valley Family Circle on Facebook. MapleValleyToddlerTime@gmail.com

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Friends N' Fun
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Friends N' Fun

One of the most valuable partnerships enjoyed by the Community Center is with Friends N’ Fun, a social activities group for Maple Valley area residents with special needs. The group is designed for individuals ages 16 and up and meets on Tuesday evenings at the Center or the Den, depending on that evening’s activity. Friends N’ Fun provides these young adults with the opportunity to socially engage with their peers in a fun setting, often leading to the formation of lifelong friendships.

 

Friends N' Fun meets on the 2nd and 4th Tuesdays from 6:30-8:00pm in The Main Hall, and every 3rd Tuesday from 6:30-8:00pm in the Den.

Home School Support

Homeschool Support

Does your child 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 effect it's had on their children and family life. Come hang out and meet other homeschooling families, make friends and become part of our homeschooling community!

Maple Valley Homeschoolers meets every Tuesday from 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm in the Main Hall.

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Reading with Love

The Reading with Love program pairs young students who need support in reading and writing with volunteers to help foster confidence and a love of learning.

 

We meet every Monday and Thursday from 4:00-4:45pm in the Den during the school year.  (Thursdays only at10:00-10:45am in the summer)

 Please email or call 425-432-1272 for more info!

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Foster Champs
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Foster Champs

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, the facility is child-friendly.

Foster Champs meets on the 3rd Thursday of each month from 5:00-8:00 pm in the Main Hall.

Click here for additional information.

Arts for All
Arts for All

Arts for All

Arts for All works with diverse learning styles to offer art, dance and theater to differently-abled teens and young adults.

 

The group meets on Tuesdays at 2:00pm in the Main Hall (Sept. - June).

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Covington Quilters

Covington Quilters

Covington Quilters guild promotes and exchanges the art of quilting and quilt making through the use of monthly meetings, satellite groups, and workshops. The group meets in the Main Hall at the Greater Maple Valley Community Center on the first Thursday of each month from 7 - 9 pm.

Visit the Covington Quilters website for club and membership information.

Alcoholics Anonymous

Alcoholics Anonymous is a fellowship of men and women who share their experience, strength, and hope with each other that they may solve their common problem and help others recover from alcoholism.

Alcoholics Anonymous meets in the main hall at the Greater Maple Valley Community Center each Wednesday evening from 7:00 - 8:30 pm.

Visit the Western Washington Area 72, District 33 Alcoholics Anonymous website for club and membership information.

IACS
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Indian American Community Services (IACS)

IACS is an early education program teaching early socialization and American style classes to families from other countries.

Classes are held every Wednesday at 11:00am in the Den.

For more information, visit the IACS website here.

To sign up, email Shayna or call 425-432-1272.

Meditation

Meditating Parents

Meditating Parents is a relaxed approach to meditation for busy parents, including gentle yoga and breath-work. The group meets most Wednesday evenings from 7:00-7:45pm in the Den. Bring a yoga mat or use one of ours. Admission is free.

For more info, email Shayna or call 425-432-1272.

Community Forums

The Community Center makes our facility available for a variety of events, such as town halls featuring our local and state legislators, community celebrations,  and information sessions with King County, METRO, and other entities. 

Contact us at (425) 432-1272 for upcoming events.

Lambert House

The Lambert House is an activity & resource center for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender & questioning youth ages 22 & younger. The Maple Valley group meets in the Den on the 3rd Friday of each month from 3:30-5:00pm. Parent/guardian permission is required for youth 12 & younger.

To sign up, email KCGroups@Lamberthouse.org.

Lambert House
Medical Equipment Lending

Medical Equipment Lending Closet

GMVCC maintains a lending closet for use by anyone who needs bathroom or walking aids. All equipment is available for loan free of charge. Donated items include canes, crutches, walkers, knee scooters, shower chairs, bedside commodes, toilet risers and wheelchairs (inventory will vary based on availability). 

 

Contact us at (425) 432-1272 for more information.

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Rotary
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Maple Valley Rotary

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 GMVCC 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.

Blood Donation

Cascade Regional Blood Services

The Bloodmobile visits the Community Center on a quarterly basis to accept donations of blood. 

Appointments are made directly through CRBS.net.

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Eyeglass & Food Collection

Lions Club Eyeglass Collection

We serve as a collection site for the Lions Club’s eyeglass collection program. Donated glasses are repurposed for those who need them the most.

Maple Valley Food Bank Collection Site

The Community Center serves as a collection site for the Maple Valley Food Bank. We accept food year round and transition to include toys during the Christmas season.

Emergency Preparedness

We are truly fortunate to live in an environment where natural disasters and emergences are fairly rare.  But our string of good luck won’t last forever and we need to be ready when the next earthquake rumbles, Mt. Rainier blows its top, or we encounter some manmade disaster.  Now is the time to prepare.

 

To help facilitate this, the Community Center works with local citizens to be ready when needed.  Among other things, we participate in the City’s annual Emergency Preparedness Fair in the fall, we provide education on how to prepare, and we have an agreement to make our facility available to the Red Cross in the event of a regional emergency. 

 

It’s never too late to begin getting ready.  If you have taken steps to prepare, this event is a great opportunity to review  and update your plans and emergency supplies for both your home and your business.  You can get a headstart on your emergency preparations by putting together the things that you will need in your Go-Bag in the event of a disaster.  You can find a list of items to put aside here.    While you will want to customize your list based on your personal needs, it’s a great place to start.

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