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An unidentified man catnaps on the grass at Lake Meridian Park during the July 4 festivities. Never underestimate the value of a good nap.

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“Next Level Nutrition” workshop: 6 p.m. July 17. First of 12 weekly sessions on how to plan, shop for and prepare healthy meals. Cost: $10 per class. Kent Senior Activity Center, 600 E. Smith St. 253-630-7000.

  • Jul 8, 2008
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An unidentified man catnaps on the grass at Lake Meridian Park during the July 4 festivities. Never underestimate the value of a good nap.
A dragon boat team competes on Lake Meridian during last year’s Kent Cornucopia Days Dragon Boat Races. This year

Here be dragons

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  • Jul 8, 2008
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A dragon boat team competes on Lake Meridian during last year’s Kent Cornucopia Days Dragon Boat Races. This year

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  • Jul 8, 2008
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Two girls (names not given) react as the “Scrambler” speeds up during last year’s opening day for the Funtastic Rides carnival at Kent Cornucopia Days.

Cornucopia Days ready to roar in Kent

What’s a sure sign that it’s summer in Kent?

  • Jul 8, 2008
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Two girls (names not given) react as the “Scrambler” speeds up during last year’s opening day for the Funtastic Rides carnival at Kent Cornucopia Days.

Out & About in Kent | July 5

A listing of arts and entertainment events taking place in and around Kent.

  • Jul 7, 2008
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Kent Town Square party June 28

It’s kick-off time in Kent.

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Wii want to read? Kent library goes high-tech for teens

Thirteen-year-old Tom Duong attended his first Game On! session early this spring at the Kent Regional Library, 212 Second Ave. N. By the end of the school year he had become a fixture at the library’s twice-monthly video game sessions – not just as a player, but also as a volunteer helper.

  • Jul 1, 2008
  • BY Wire Service
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A party at the plaza

City officials will throw a “Party at the Plaza” starting at 10 a.m. Saturday to celebrate the opening of Town Square Plaza Park, and to kick off a community health initiative.

Last year’s lifeguard crew at Meridian Park.  Standing left to right

Take precautions to ensure a safe summer

Every summer brings warm weather and people looking to cool off in local lakes, rivers and swimming pools. It also brings an increase in the number of drownings and near-drownings, as well as heat-related emergencies.

  • Jul 1, 2008
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Last year’s lifeguard crew at Meridian Park.  Standing left to right
Chile Alcorta of Bothell

Kent unveils new park, new health initiative

About 20 people participated in “The Mayor’s Mile” to help kick off a new community health initiative as part of the Town Square Plaza Park dedication Saturday in downtown Kent.

Chile Alcorta of Bothell
The K.I.D. & S. Railroad takes children for a spin during last year’s Fourth of July Festival in Auburn. The train will be back again this year

Fourth of July fun

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  • Jul 1, 2008
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The K.I.D. & S. Railroad takes children for a spin during last year’s Fourth of July Festival in Auburn. The train will be back again this year

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Calendars are published Wednesdays and Saturdays on a space-available basis. Items for the Wednesday edition must be submitted by noon the previous Thursday. Items for the Saturday edition must be submitted by noon the previous Tuesday.

  • Jul 1, 2008
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Kent students

Young thespians take to the stage for Kent event

The Hi-Liners DownStage Center announces a three-performance engagement of Disney’s “Mulan Jr.” July 11-13 at the Kent-Meridian Performing Arts Center.

  • Jul 1, 2008
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Kent students

Out & About in Kent | June 28

A listing of arts and entertainment events in and around Kent.

  • Jun 30, 2008
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“Sunflower 2” is one of the scanography works by Cara Jennings on display through July 3 at the Auburn Art Gallery

Details of nature

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  • Jun 26, 2008
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“Sunflower 2” is one of the scanography works by Cara Jennings on display through July 3 at the Auburn Art Gallery
Michael Lewis and Denise Wilson

Traveler’s Dream

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  • Jun 25, 2008
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Michael Lewis and Denise Wilson

Briefly

The Kent Farmers Market runs 9 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturdays through Sept. 27 at the Town Square Plaza on the corner of Second Avenue and Smith Street. For more information, visit www.kentfarmersmarket.com.

  • Jun 24, 2008
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Greta Matassa

Jazz event at Kent brings in heavy hitters

Complete with performances by two of Seattle’s most renowned jazz musicians, the Kent Senior Activities Center is kicking off its first-ever Evening of Jazz and Art event with a bang.

  • Jun 24, 2008
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Greta Matassa
Kent residents Tina Casper and  son Timothy Casper build cork boats during last year’s   Fourth of July Splash. This year’s festival promises family-friendly activities

Ready for summer? Fourth of July is big event for Kent

Kent’s Fourth of July Splash

  • Jun 24, 2008
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Kent residents Tina Casper and  son Timothy Casper build cork boats during last year’s   Fourth of July Splash. This year’s festival promises family-friendly activities

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Calendars are published Wednesdays and Saturdays on a space-available basis. Items for the Wednesday edition must be submitted by noon the previous Thursday. Items for the Saturday edition must be submitted by noon the previous Tuesday.

  • Jun 24, 2008
  • BY Wire Service