Kent-area community calendar | Oct. 16

Events, entertainment listings

  • Thursday, October 17, 2019 9:48am
  • Life


Coffee with Debra: 1-2 p.m. Oct. 19, Café on Fourth, 124 Fourth Ave. S., Kent. An opportunity for constituents to meet with state Rep. Debra Entenman, D-Kent, of the 47th Legislative District, which covers part of southeast King County including part of Kent, Covington and Auburn. Entenman wants to hear from the community and her constituents on their views and concerns, as well as the challenges they face in the district.

City of Kent Town Halls in October: noon-1:30 p.m. Oct. 19, Kentridge High School Library, 12430 SE 208th St.; 6:30-8 p.m. Oct. 24, Puget Sound Regional Fire Authority Fire Station No. 73, 26512 Military Road S. Share your vision for the future of Kent with Mayor Dana Ralph and city staff. Brief presentation followed by group activities. Light refreshments will be served. Please RSVP to More information at

Greater Kent Recycling Event: 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Oct. 19. Hogan Park, 24400 Russell Road, Kent. No vehicles may enter after 3 p.m. No commercial loads. Only listed items will be accepted. Questions? Call 253-856-5589 before Oct. 18, or visit

Beyond High School: 6:30-8:30 p.m. Oct. 30, Kent-Meridian High School, 10020 SE 256th St. Kent School District presents a career readiness and college preparedness resource event. Representatives from two- and four-year in-state and out-of-state colleges, technical schools, military, apprenticeship programs and local employers will be available to meet with attendees. More than 60 college and universities and more than 20 community partners will be presents. Breakout sessions begin at 7 p.m. and will include: FAFSA/WASFA college financial assistance; University of Washington and Green River College presentations; and apprenticeship programs. Visit for more information and a list of participating vendors.

6th annual South Sound Winter Beer Festival: noon-6 p.m. Nov. 9, Washington State Fairgrounds, 110 Ninth Ave. SW, Puyallup. Featuring some of the first tastes of winter beers from 27 Washington breweries. Sample seasonal favorites. Tickets: $20 advance tickets or $25 at the door. Must be 21 years old or older and have a valid ID to be admitted. Designated driver admission is $5 and available at the door only.


Kent Downtown Partnership Street of Treats Autumn Festival: 2-5 p.m. Oct. 26, downtown businesses. Celebrate the harvest season with fun activities. Dress in costume and come play and explore downtown Kent. Visit participating merchants and receive a special treat. Guest appearance by the Reptile Man – zoologist, educator and author Scott Petersen. Please bring your own weather proof bag for treats. Free event registration requested at

Seventh annual KentHOPE for Tomorrow Gala: 5 p.m. Nov. 2, Renton Pavilion, 233 Burnett Ave. S. Dinner, speakers, live auction. Host a table of eight ($500) or purchase individual tickets ($100). KentHOPE is a partnership of faith-based groups, Seattle’s Union Gospel Mission, businesses, local community service agencies and concerned individuals who are dedicated to reducing homelessness in the community. For tickets and more information, visit


AARP Foundation Tax Aide: In conjunction with the IRS, the service provides free tax-filing help to low- and moderate- income taxpayers. Volunteers needed to work during the 2020 tax season in Auburn, Kent, Covington, Enumclaw and Renton. Program provides training and support to help volunteers develop the skills necessary to be a tax counselor or client facilitator. Apply at or call 1-888-AARP-NOW (1-888-227-7669).


South King County Genealogical Society: 9:30 a.m. regular meetings, third Saturday of the month except for July, August and December, Wesley Lea Hill, second-floor Assembly Room, 32049 109th Place SE, Auburn. Social time prior to the program at 10 a.m. Free. For more information, visit

Tire Rack Street Survival: 8 a.m.-5 p.m. Nov. 23; 8 a.m.-4 p.m. Nov. 24, Pacific Raceways, 31001 144th Ave. SE, Kent. Nonprofit national driver education program that teaches teens the skills they need to stay alive behind the wheel. Program improves driver competence through hands-on experiences in driving situations. Students will receive a classroom session and then learn hands-on, how to manage everyday driving hazards, obstacles and challenges in a controlled environment on an advanced driving course. Open to licensed and permitted drivers ages 15-21. Cost is $95 per student and some insurance companies offer premium discounts to graduates. Forms, schedules and more information can be found at


Bloodworks Northwest drives: Appointments can be made by calling 1-800-398-7888, or visit



625 W. James St., Kent. 253-856-6777. Order at accessoshoware Events include:

Bullfighters Only presents BFO Kent Cup: 7:30 p.m. Oct. 26. Tickets: $12-$52.

Disney on Ice “Mickey’s Search Party:” Oct. 30-Nov. 4. Showtimes vary at 11:30 a.m., 3:30 p.m., 7 p.m. New adventure filled with world-class skating, high-flying acrobatics and unexpected stunts. Tickets: $25-$100.

Harlem Globetrotters Fan Powered World Tour: Noon and 5 p.m. Nov. 17. Fans get a chance to directly interact with the team’s stars. Flying Globies, an acrobatic trampoline dunk team, will perform during breaks. Tickets start at $26.

Cirque Musica presents Holiday Wishes: 7:30 p.m. Nov. 21. Bringing a holiday story to life in a full theatrical cirque event for the family. Featuring the world-renowned cast of Cirque Musica with your favorite holiday hits all performed live by a full symphony orchestra. Tickets: $39.50-$99.50.


Kent Arts Commission series schedule. All shows are at Kent-Meridian Performing Arts Center, 10020 SE 256th St. Tickets available at or by calling 253-856-5051.

• Che Apalache: Oct. 19. Innovative, young group, combining genres to create something new and fresh – in this case “Latingrass.”

• California Guitar Trio and Montreal Guitar Trio: Oct. 26. Six virtuoso guitarists with stage presence to spare.

• Magical Strings Annual Celtic Yuletide Concert: Dec. 8. Music, Irish dancing, and storytelling.



600 E. Smith St., Kent. Hours: Monday, 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.; Tuesday, 8:30 a.m. to 9:30 p.m.; Wednesday, 8:30 a.m. to 9 p.m.; Thursday, 8:30 a.m. to 9 p.m.; Friday, 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Closed Saturday and Sunday. 253-856-5150.


Kent Parks Deli & Café: 11:45 a.m.-1 p.m., Monday-Friday. All meals $7, except Wednesdays $6. All ages. In addition to entrée and side dishes, meal includes: homemade soup; homemade bread/ roll; homemade dessert; fresh cut salad bar (2 bowls, 1 serving); coffee; tea and milk.


Live music, Tuesday night dances:

7:30 p.m. Kent Senior Activity Center, 600 E. Smith St. Open to all ages. Cover charge: $4 listeners and dancers, cost at the door, open to all ages. For more information, call 253-856-5164 or visit SeniorActivity Center.


Greater Kent Historical Society: 855 E. Smith St., historic Bereiter House, Kent. Hours: noon- 4 p.m., Wednesday-Saturday, and by appointment. Admission: suggested $2 donation; no tickets are required for entrance. Parking is available behind the house off East Temperance Street. GKHS is a nonprofit organization that promotes the discovery, preservation and dissemination of knowledge about the history of the greater Kent area. For more information,visit

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