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Community Egg Hunt

Community Egg Hunt

Lake Wilderness Park

The Maple Valley Community Center and Local Churches and Businesses band together to put on a wonderful Easter Egg Hunt every year.

Come join the fun!



Maple Valley Egg Hnt

Date Time Location Fee


April 15, 2017

9:45 am

Lake Wilderness Park


Make A Difference Day

Make A Difference Day

Many hands coming together can truly make a difference

"Make A Difference Day" is the largest national day of helping others. Everyone can participate - young and old, individual or groups. Anyone can carry out a volunteer project. It might be as ambitious as collecting truckloads of food for our local food bank or participating in beautification projects for our local trails and parks. Or it might be as personal as spending an afternoon helping an elderly neighbor or relative.

Saturday, October 22, 2016 will mark Maple Valley's 16th year participating in "Make A Difference Day." This event is sponsored by the Rotary Club of Maple Valley, the City of Maple Valley, and the City of Black Diamond. The event will kick-off at 8 am with registration and a free breakfast at the Greater Maple Valley Community Center and Black Diamond Community Center.

View event flyer (PDF 767KB).

Make A Difference DayTo submit work project ideas, to volunteer, or to apply for project grant funding (DEADLINE NOON October 3, 2016), please contact

For more information email Cindy or call the Community Center at 425-432-1272.

Date Time Location Fee Contact

Kick-off Breakfast

Saturday October 22, 2016

8 am




Ankie Stroes

Oktoberfest 2010

Maple Valley Community Oktoberfest

October 21, 2016
Greater Maple Valley Community Center

Willkommen meine Damen und Herren!

The Greater Maple Valley Community Center’s 7th annual Oktoberfest, held on Friday, October 21st, was a night to remember! 

The Happy Hans Band entertained the crowd of about 150 revelers, while our talented cooks Lorrie and Beth, along with their army of volunteers provided a dinner of Brats, Sauerkraut, Potato Salad and Apple Turnovers.  There was plenty of beer and wine to go around, with pop and hot dogs for our youngest partiers. 

The GMVCC would like to thank our generous partners for providing monetary support, food, or raffle items.  In alphabetical order:  Aegis of Kent, Azafran Mediterranean Bistro, Buds and Blooms of Maple Valley, Columbia Bank (Maple Valley), Covington Place Senior Apartments, Gary and Candy Harper, International Social Club, Joyce Thoensen, Karen’s Footcare,  Lind’s Quality Meats, Maple Valley Bar and Grill, Maple Valley 2 Senior Softball Team,  Marcia and Gregg MacDonald, Papa John’s Pizza (Maple Valley), Rich and Pauline Taylor, STEAMboat Studio, Stocktons Restaurant, S’Wiched Sandwich Shop, Testy Chef Restaurant, Wilderness Village QFC and Wilderness Village Starbucks. 

We could not have pulled off this event without our outstanding legion of volunteers:  Marcia MacDonald, Shane Baker, Pauline Taylor, Erin and Morgan Jones, Gladys Gilbert, Val Jolley, Ron Keller, Shelley Kimmerle and Lon Protteau, along with members of the Maple Valley 2 Senior Softball Team:  Rich Taylor, Judy Kloss, Mary McDermott, Roger and Nancy Jones, Dave and Yvonne Jellison, and Bob and Lisa Chevrette.   Auf Wiedersehen!

To learn more about our annual Oktoberfest community event, to volunteer your time, or provide financial or in-kind contributions, please contact us at 425-432-1272 or email Tracy.

View event flyer

Oktoberfest 2010

2016 Oktoberfest Sponsors

Columbia Bank

Lind's Custom Meats

Covington Place Senior Apartments

Aegis Living of Kent

2016 Raffle Prize Donors

  • Wilderness Village QFC - gift card
  • Wilderness Village Starbucks - coffee and mug
  • Azafran Mediterranean Bistro - 2 gift certificates
  • Gary Harper - framed print and sets of photo note cards
  • Candy Harper - table top quilts
  • Pauline Taylor - lap quilt
  • Stocktons Restaurant - gift card
  • STEAMboat Studio - gift card good for program registration
  • Buds and Blooms - gift certificate good for 1 dozen roses
  • Marcia MacDonald – 2 “Tasty Food Science” Brainy Toys kits (Ages 8+)
  • Karen’s Footcare – 2 gift certificates for services at GMVCC
  • Papa John’s – (4) 3-topping Large Pizza gift cards
  • S’Wiched sandwich shop – tote bag and reuseable water bottle
  • Maple Valley Softball team – 2 gift baskets
  • International Social Club – gift basket
  • GMVCC Senior Staff – gift basket
  • Joyce Thoensen – 2 Quilted Seahawks Table Toppers
  • Testy Chef – Gift Certificate

Cookbook Fundraiser

Maple Valley Community Cookbook

A taste of Maple Valley

Sharing recipes is a wonderful tradition. As part of our year-long 35th anniversary celebration, the Community Center has published a cookbook featuring some of the the best recipes from our community, family and friends. Help support the Community Center. At a price of only $20 per book, it makes a wonderful holiday gift idea. Stop by for your copy now.

  • Over 200 recipes
  • Recipes for kids, teens and adults
  • Local community recipes
  • Secret family recipes

All profits will help fund valuable programs for local families with children, youth and senior adults at the Greater Maple Valley Community Center and The Den Youth Center.

For more information email Laura or call 425-432-1272.