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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
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
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

OUT & ABOUT

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
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
Kent students

Out & About in Kent | June 28

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

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

OUT & ABOUT

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
Kathy and Bruce Wandler are all smiles as they embark on their 3

Auburn family biking cross-country to Washington, D.C.

Well-prepared, eager and focused, Bruce and Kathy Wandler embarked on a long-awaited cross country trip Monday. Destination: Washington D.C. Distance: 3,300 miles over 48 days. Consumption: Not an ounce of outrageously-priced gasoline, just plenty of grit and leg power.

  • Jun 20, 2008
Kathy and Bruce Wandler are all smiles as they embark on their 3
Paul Morgan Stetler and Sarah Harlett star in the Seattle Shakespeare Company’s production of “All’s Well That Ends Well.” The play runs through June 29 at Center House Theatre

Shakespeare comes to Seattle Center | Out & About in Kent

A quick look at arts and entertainment events happening in and around Kent, starting June 21.

  • Jun 20, 2008
Paul Morgan Stetler and Sarah Harlett star in the Seattle Shakespeare Company’s production of “All’s Well That Ends Well.” The play runs through June 29 at Center House Theatre
Renowned jazz vocalist Greta Matassa performs Thursday in Kent.

Briefly

Jazz musicians and local artists will present their work at An Evening of Jazz and Art at 5:30-8:30 p.m. June 26 at the Kent Senior Activity Center, located at 600 E. Smith St. in Kent.

  • Jun 19, 2008
Renowned jazz vocalist Greta Matassa performs Thursday in Kent.

Kent, Des Moines farmers markets open through summer | Briefs

Local farmers offer goods at two local farmers markets Saturdays this summer.

  • Jun 19, 2008
Mark Sparks starred as Michael and Karen Nelson as Agnes in the Renton Civic Theater’s original production of “I Do! I Do!” in 1997
Mark Sparks starred as Michael and Karen Nelson as Agnes in the Renton Civic Theater’s original production of “I Do! I Do!” in 1997

Out & About in Kent | June 18

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

  • Jun 18, 2008

Kent Special Events Calendar | June 18

Jazz musicians and local artists will present their work at An Evening of Jazz and Art at 5:30-8:30 p.m. June 26 at the Kent Senior Activity Center, located at 600 E. Smith St. in Kent.

  • Jun 17, 2008
Stand-up comedian Jack Mayberry (above) will headline the upcoming “Comedy Night at the Ave” 7:30 p.m. June 19 at the Auburn Avenue Theater

‘Comedy Night at the Ave’

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  • Jun 14, 2008
Stand-up comedian Jack Mayberry (above) will headline the upcoming “Comedy Night at the Ave” 7:30 p.m. June 19 at the Auburn Avenue Theater