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Laurin Linscott has bugs in her office, but she’s not complaining. Linscott is the head children’s librarian at Kent Regional Library, 212 Second Ave. N., and she’s gearing up for the library’s summer reading program, titled “Catch the Reading Bug.”
Arts and entertainment events happening in Kent.
There’s plenty to do at the library this summer for teens, as well as for younger children. Kent Regional Library, 212 Second Ave. N., has the following programs available for teens and “tweens”:
Most elementary school students don’t wear a “puletasi” or “lavalava” to school, but a group of Kent Elementary School students don the traditional Samoan clothes every year to teach their classmates about their culture. Pacific Islanders — mostly American Samoans — make up the second largest ethnic group at diverse Kent Elementary, and they have brought their culture to the school’s Multicultural Fair in the form of dance for the last four years.
A listing of arts and entertainment happenings in the Kent area.
Organizers of the Kent Farmers Market expect a big jump in the number of vendors over the next few years, due to the market’s move to Kent’s new Town Square Plaza Park.
Events happening in and around the Kent area.
What: Peninsula Men’s Gospel Singers in concert
The Pacific Ballroom Dance Team will showcase May 30 and 31 its winning Latin and standard performances along with many other dances at the Auburn Performing Arts Center, located at 915 4th St. N.E. in Auburn.
The main reason people do not screen for colon cancer, the second leading cause of cancer death in men and women in King County, is due to a lack of awareness, according to King County officials. Public Health - Seattle & King County is trying to change this fact with a new education campaign launched in March.
Meditation is good for the soul. It can also be good for the bank account, as one Kent church recently discovered.
For the third year in a row, a retail area of Kent will be reserved for women only from 6-9 p.m. May 23.