May 1 a day to pray
St. Anthony’s Chapel will be open for a mass celebrating National Day of Prayer 9 a.m. May 1. All are welcome to attend, and to pray for country, leaders and peace. The chapel will remain open for prayer until 4 p.m. St. Anthony’s Chapel is located at 310 Third Ave. S., Kent.
Clinic offers fundraising help
FamilyCare of Kent, a group of four nurse practitioners on the East Hill of Kent, is offering reduced-fee sports physicals to help support local youth groups in their fundraising activities. This offer is effective immediately for any youth sports or activity group working with students in the seventh to 12th grades, in southeastern King County.
The clinic usually offers sports physical exams for $40. With this fundraising program, a group is given preprinted tickets which entitle the bearer to a sports physical for $20. The youth group can sell the tickets as a fundraiser and keep the money it collects. FamilyCare is giving 500 tickets, worth $10,000 for groups to use as a fund raiser. FamilyCare of Kent is composed of Maddy Wiley, Bob Smithing, Brenda Lee, and Kathy Kleiver, all ARNPs.
For more information call 253-859-2273.
County seeks top recyclers
Area businesses with exceptional recycling programs are encouraged to see how they rate against other businesses by participating in King County’s 2008 “Best Workplaces for Recycling” event.
Following the success of the inaugural list in 2007, King County has opened the application process for this year’s listing of the businesses that are tops in reducing the amount of recyclable materials that they send to the landfill. All businesses operating in King County outside Seattle are eligible to apply.
Each year, businesses in King County send more than 250,000 tons of recyclable materials to the landfill. The “Best Workplaces for Recycling” showcases the best recycling practices for businesses, and encourages increased recycling efforts Interested businesses must complete a short, online application to determine their particular recycling level. To make the list, a business must meet at least 10 of the 33 recycling criteria, such as offering recycling bins at every employee workstation, purchasing recycled content products and offering employees tips on how to recycle more.
The online application is available at http://www.metrokc.gov/dnrp/swd/garbage-recycling/apply-best-workplaces.asp.
Fundraiser poker run on tap
The Cherri’s Angels Motorcycle Poker Run will take place 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. May 3 in Renton and Kent. The three-hour motorcycle ride will start from Renton Motorcycles, 3701 E. Valley Highway, Renton. It finishes at Pat’s Bar and Grill, 114 N. Railroad Ave., Kent, where prizes will be awarded.
The cost is $10 per poker hand. All proceeds go toward the American Cancer Society’s Relay for Life of Kent. For details or to register, call 253-804-0870 or 206-679-0372.
GlobalFest coming up
Highline Community College will play host to GlobalFest 2008 from 5 to 9 p.m. May 10 at the college’s Student Union Building 8, 2400 S. 240th St. Des Moines. The free event will include food, performances and displays from cultures around the world. All are welcome.
For details, visit the Web site www.highline.edu/stuserv/international/thunderworld/internationalNight.htm.