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Community Community Emergency-Response-Team Training Courses Auburn Bring sturdy shoes and work gloves. All other supplies provided. Preregistration required. 8 a.m.-5...

Community

Community Emergency-Response-Team Training Courses

Auburn Bring sturdy shoes and work gloves. All other supplies provided. Preregistration required. 8 a.m.-5 p.m. Tues.-Thurs. Location will be provided upon registration. (253-876-1925, emergencyprep@auburnwa.gov or www.auburnwa.gov/emergency_prep)

WRVM Books Bring History Alive

Auburn Geared to children ages 2 to 5. A new book is read aloud each week, followed by a craft project. 11:30 a.m.-noon Friday. White River Valley Museum, 918 H St. S.E. (253-288-7433 or www.wrvmuseum.org)

Opening of New Clubhouse

Auburn Customer-appreciation day is being held at the Auburn Golf Course's new clubhouse. Check out the new pro shop and banquet facility, participate in a skills competition for prizes and listen to a free concert featuring Bobby Medina's Jazz with a Mexican Twist. 9 a.m.-7 p.m. Aug. 28. 29630 Green River Road S.E. (253-833-2350 or www.auburngolf.org)

Lecture and Slide Show

Auburn "Abby Williams Hill and the Lure of the West." 4-6 p.m. Sept. 15. White River Valley Museum, 918 H St. S.E. (253-288-7433 or www.wrvmuseum.org)

Open House at Baker Street Books

Black Diamond Meet author David Long and have your book signed. 7-9 p.m. Sept. 22. Baker Street Books, 32709 Railroad Ave. (360-886-2131 or www.kcls.org/covington)

Covington's 10th Birthday Celebration

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Covington Look back at the city's first 10 years, as well as the history of Covington before incorporation. Speakers include Mayor Margaret Harto. 6-7 p.m. Aug. 28. The Community Room at Covington City Hall, 16720 S.E. 271st St. (253-638-1110, ext. 2234)

Olympic Kennel Club Dog Show

Enumclaw Largest dog show in the state. Third day of competition will include 150 breeds and nearly 3,000 entries. 8 a.m.-5 p.m. today. Enumclaw Expo Center, 45224 284th Ave. S.E. Free. (425-222-7453)

Summer Sounds at the Beach

Federal Way Free outdoor concert series 7-8 p.m. Expertease, Top 40 music, Wednesday. Steel Lake Park, 2410 S. 312th St. (www.cityoffederalway.com)

Bereiter House

Kent Displays include a Japanese-American internment experience display, return to the days of the Covington Lumber Mill circa 1908, collection of creamer pitchers dating back to 1880 and toothpick holders from 1870s. Through Sept. 30. Greater Kent Historical Society, 855 E. Smith St. (253-854-4330)

Volunteers Needed

Kent Volunteers needed to give tours of the museum during business hours one day per month. Training provided. Greater Kent Historical Society, 855 E. Smith St. (253-854-4330)

Guard it! Washington

Kent Part of a 15-city statewide tour on identity-theft education put together by the Attorney General's Office, Federal Trade Commission, and AARP to help protect businesses and their customers. 6:30-8 p.m. Aug 28. Kent-Meridian High School, East Wing Auditorium, 10020 S.E. 256th St. (www.guarditwashington.com)

Support the Local Cemetery

Kent The South King County Genealogical Society is working to restore Saar Pioneer Cemetery. Volunteers are needed to pull weeds, landscape and take debris to the dump (dump fee paid). South 212th Street and Highway 167. (206-719-6374)

Maple Valley's 10th Birthday Celebration

Maple Valley Maple Valley celebrates with a beach party barbecue featuring a steel drum band and birthday cake. Fireworks show starts at 9 p.m. 4 p.m.-dusk Aug. 31. Lake Wilderness Park, 22500 S.E. 248th St. Barbecue: $5. (www.ci.maple-valley.wa.us)

Mayor to Speak at MOMS Club of Renton

Renton Mayor Kathy Keolker will discuss resources in Renton for families with young children as well as her literacy program. 10:30 a.m. Monday. Fairwood Library, conference room A/B, 17009 140th Ave. S.E. (info@momsclubofrenton.org or www.momsclubofrenton.org)

Free Child-Safety Seat-Fitting Station

Renton Station manned by certified car-seat technicians. Bring your vehicle manual and car-seat manual. 5-6:30 p.m. second Wednesday of the month. First floor of the north parking lot at Valley Medical Center, 400 S. 43rd St. (www.valleymed.org)

Family Fun

Summer Sounds and Cinema Series

Auburn Concert featuring The May Palmer R&B Band. Movie is "Bend It Like Beckham." 7 p.m. Friday. Game Farm Park, 3030 R Street S.E. (www.auburnwa.gov)

Story Times

AUBURN Toddler, 10:15 a.m.; Preschool, 11 a.m. Auburn Library, 1102 Auburn Way S. (253-931-3018 or www.kcls.org/auburn/)

Outdoor Cinema Series

Federal Way "Charlotte's Web," 8:25 p.m. Aug. 31. Steel Lake Park, 2410 S. 312th St. (www.cityoffederalway.com)

Story Times

Kent Spanish, 7 p.m. Thursdays. Kent Regional Library, 212 Second Ave. N. (253-859-3330 or www.kcls.org/kent/)

Story Times

Renton Toddler, 10 a.m. Mondays and Tuesdays; Tiny Toddler, 10:45 a.m. Mondays; Baby Fun, noon Tuesdays. Fairwood Library, 17009 140th Ave. S.E. (425-226-0522 or www.kcls.org/fairwood/)

Moms Club of Renton

Renton Meet for playdates at parks and other locations every day. Also meets 10:30 a.m. Fridays at a park in or near Renton. (info@momsclubofrenton.org or www.momsclubofrenton.org)

Arts

Auburn Good Ol' Days Juried Exhibit

Auburn The exhibit features Pacific Northwest artists through Friday. 8 a.m.-5 p.m. Mon.-Fri. Auburn City Hall, 25 W. Main St. (www.ci.auburn.wa.us)

Western Pioneer and Landscape Artist

Auburn Abby Williams Hill exhibit runs through Sept. 23. Museum open noon-4 p.m. Wed.-Sun. White River Valley Museum, 918 H Street S.E. Admission: $2 adults, $1 kids and seniors, free for everyone on Wednesdays. (253-288-7433 or www.wrvmuseum.org)

Green River Depression Glass Club

Des Moines 7 p.m. the first Tuesday of the month. Des Moines Masonic Temple, 2208 S. 223rd St. (253-852-5250)

Northwest Concepts Exhibit

Enumclaw Paintings and photographs by local artists through December. Exhibit hours: 7:30 a.m.-7 p.m. Mon.-Fri., 8 a.m.-6 p.m. Saturdays and 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Sundays. Enumclaw Chrysler Jeep Dodge Gallery, 726 Highway 410. (888-776-2470)

Artists Exhibit

Enumclaw Photographs of Northwest scenery, oil paintings of sailing ships and a variety of works of art. Showing through Aug. 30. 9 a.m.-9 p.m. Mon.-Thurs. Green River Community College, Enumclaw Campus, 1414 Griffin Ave. (253-288-3400 or 360-802-0239)

Arts Alive!

Enumclaw Rotating events: Artists at Work, 4-7 p.m. first Friday of the month; Poetry Night, 7-9 p.m. second Friday; Artists Salon, 6-9 p.m. third Friday; Play Reading, 7-9 p.m. fourth Friday. Gallery hours: 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Tues.-Thurs. and Saturdays, 11 a.m.-7 p.m. Fridays, noon-4 p.m. Sundays. Arts Alive! Gallery, 1429 Cole St. (360-802-6787)

Enumclaw Poetry Jam

Enumclaw Open mic hosted by the Plateau Area Writers' Association and Arts Alive! 7-9 p.m. second Friday of the month. Arts Alive! Gallery, 1429 Cole St. (360-802-6787)

Auditions for New Rainier Youth Choirs

Kent Auditions will be held for the Junior Choir, for third- to sixth-graders, and Concert Choir, for sixth- to ninth-graders, by appointment Saturday and Sept. 8. Those interested in Ensemble Choir, for high-school and college students, meet at Cedar Heights Middle School, 9640 S.E. 272nd St. in Covington, 6-8:30 p.m. Sept. 10. Registration required. (206-835-8888 or executivedirector@rainierchorale.org)

25th Anniversary of the Earthworks

Kent Internationally recognized artists, landscape architects and historians share their impressions of the park and Herbert Bayer's "Earthworks" sculpture. 3 p.m. Sept. 8. Earthworks Park, 742 E. Titus.

Open Mic Night

Kent Bring your talent or just watch others. 7-10 p.m. second Saturday of the month. Suburbia Coffee, 218 W. Meeker. (253-850-7207)

Art Exhibit

Kent Seattle artist Nakisha VanderHoeven shows a series of rabbit watercolors. Through Sept. 31. Suburbia Coffee, 218 W. Meeker. (253-850-7207 or www.nakisha.com)

Louis Anderson Exhibit

Renton Sumi-style watercolor series. 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Mon.-Fri. Carco Theatre, 1717 Maple Valley Highway. (rentonwa.gov/living/)

Downtown Renton Art & Antique Walk

Renton Twelve blocks of downtown Renton will feature art and antiques. Meet local artists with paintings, pottery, sculpture, mosaics, mixed media and photography for sale. Evergreen City Ballet and Spotlight Dance Center will perform. 11 a.m.-7 p.m. Saturday. South Third Street and Wells Avenue South (425-430-6589 or www.artsunlimited.org)

Classes

Talk Time

Auburn Improve your speaking and listening skills; for non-native speakers. 6:30 p.m. Thursdays. Auburn Library, 1102 Auburn Way S. (253-931-3018 or www.kcls.org/auburn/)

ESL Classes

Auburn A formal class to learn English grammar, reading, writing and conversation skills. 6 p.m. Mondays and Wednesdays. Auburn Library, 1102 Auburn Way S. (253-931-3018 or www.kcls.org/auburn/)

Ongoing Art Classes

Enumclaw Flowers in Watercolor, 6-8 p.m. Mondays; Watercolor Techniques, 10 a.m.-noon Tuesdays; Basic Drawings, 4-6 p.m. Tuesdays; Acrylic and Oil Painting, 4-8 p.m. Wednesdays; Watercolor, 9-11 a.m. Thursdays; Wood Carving and Painting, noon-2:30 p.m. Thursdays; Watercolor Techniques, 9-11 a.m. Saturdays. Arts Alive! Gallery, 1429 Cole St. (360-802-6787)

Introduction to Yoga Postures

Enumclaw 7:30 p.m. second Thursday of the month. Intent Yoga Center in J.J. Smith Elementary School, 1640 Fell St., Room 18. (360-825-8282 or www.intentyogacenter.com)

First-time Home Buyers Seminar

Kent Sponsored by the Washington State Housing Finance Commission. 10:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Saturday. Kent Library, 212 Second Ave. N. (253-852-1840)

Citizenship Classes

Kent Receive help with the citizenship-interview process. 7 p.m. Tuesdays. Kent Regional Library, 212 Second Ave. N. (253-859-3330 or www.kcls.org/kent/)

Talk Time

Kent English conversation group will help improve your speaking and listening skills. 2:30 p.m. Mondays. Kent Regional Library, 212 Second Ave. N. (253-859-3330 or www.kcls.org/kent/)

NW Neighborhood Nutrition Weekly Workshops

Kent Work on nutrition and wellness goals in a workshop setting, as well as with a personal coach. The six-week series geared toward all ages focuses on a different topic each week. This week's topic: "Choose Wellness." 6-7:30 p.m. Thursdays. Kent Senior Activity Center, 600 E. Smith St. Cost: $10 per class. (253-630-7000)

Festivals

Black Diamond Labor Days Celebration

Black Diamond Vendor booths, inflatable rides, games, pie-baking contest. Community softball game, 9 a.m. Sept. 1; teen dance, 7-11 p.m. Sept. 1, Black Diamond Community Center, 31605 Third Ave.; pancake breakfast, 7 a.m. Labor Day, Masonic Lodge; Labor Day parade, 10 a.m.; car show, 9 a.m. Sept. 3 Labor Day. 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Sept. 1-3. Various locations around Black Diamond. Pancake breakfast: $5. (360-886-9570)

Federal Way's Festival Days

Federal Way Carnival, arts and crafts, vendors and lots of food. Concert performed by Micky Dolenz from The Monkees at 7 p.m. Saturday; 5K run/walk, 9 a.m. Saturday at the King County Aquatic Center, 650 S.W. Campus Drive; Car show, 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday at The Commons, South 320th Street and Pacific Highway South; Parade, 11 a.m. Saturday in downtown. 3-8 p.m. Friday, 10 a.m.-8 p.m. Saturday, 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Aug. 26 at The Commons. (253-237-0386 or www.festivaldays.org)

55 and over

Tea and Tour Museum of Glass

Maple Valley A tour led by a docent that offers a special look at the Hot Shop followed by the opportunity to make your own ornament to take home while sipping teas and eating scones and other snacks. Departs 1 p.m. Tuesday from the Maple Valley Community Center, 22010 S.E. 248th St. Cost: $20. (425-432-1272 or www.maplevalleycc.org)

Cribbage Tournament

Renton Register to play by Tuesday. 9:30 a.m. Friday. Renton Senior Activity Center, 211 Burnett Ave. N. Cost: $3 (425-430-6633)

Blackjack Tuesdays

Renton Play blackjack an hour before lunch service. When you buy your lunch you'll receive $50 play money. Prizes awarded to the top three winners. 10 a.m. first Tuesday of the month. 211 Burnett Ave. N. Cost: $3 donation for ages 60 and older, $5.75 for ages 60 and younger. (425-430-6633 or www.rentonwa.gov)

Mount St. Helens Panoramas

Renton Two-day trip to check out this mountain and eruption site. 8 a.m. Wednesday to 5 p.m. Thursday. Leaving from Renton Senior Activity Center, 211 Burnett Ave. N. (425-430-6729/425-430-6633 or www.cybersignup.org)

Gardens

Lake Wilderness Arboretum Nursery Open for Plant Sales

Maple Valley Open for the summer with a variety of perennials, natives and shade plants available for purchase. 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Saturdays. 22520 S.E. 248th St. (www.lakewildernessarboretum.org)

Branches Work Party

Maple Valley General garden maintenance and improvement activities with the South King County Arboretum Foundation. 9-11 a.m. Wednesdays. Lake Wilderness Arboretum, 22520 S.E. 248th St. (425-413-2572, 206-366-2125 or info@lakewildernessarboretum.org)

TWIGS

Maple Valley Join South King County Arboretum Foundation. Volunteers propagate, pot, plant and prepare for plant sales. 9 a.m.-noon Thursdays. Lake Wilderness Arboretum, 22520 S.E. 248th St. (425-413-2572, 206-366-2125 or info@lakewildernessarboretum.org)

Community Work Party

Maple Valley Help keep the arboretum a beautiful place to wander. 9 a.m.-noon, first Saturday of every month. Lake Wilderness Arboretum, 22520 S.E. 248th St. (425-413-2572, 206-366-2125 or info@lakewildernessarboretum.org)

Literary

Men's Book Club

Maple Valley "Great Expectations," by Charles Dickens. 6:30 p.m. Aug. 29. Maple Valley Library, 21844 S.E. 248th St. (425-432-4620 or www.kcls.org/maplevalley/)

Recreation

Horseback Riding

Kent Ride in the foothills of Mount Rainier and up more than 100 feet above the valley floor with your family. One individual must be between the ages of 12-17 for the family to participate. 8 a.m.-4 p.m. Aug. 29. Cost: $60 per person. (Register: 253-856-5030)

Sports

Free Bocce Clinics

Auburn Hosted by the Auburn Bocce Club. 2-5 p.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays through Oct. 18, weather permitting. Les Gove Park bocce courts, 910 Ninth St. S.E. (253-931-3043 or www.auburnwa.gov)

Thunderbird Training-Camp Scrimmages

Kent Fans are invited to three training-camp scrimmages in the team's new hometown. 7:10 p.m. Aug. 27-29. Kent Valley Ice Centre, 6015 S. 240th St. (206-448-PUCK or www.familynightout.com)

Youth

Teen After-Hours @ the Library

Covington Play video games, use computers, eat snacks or just hang out. 7 p.m. Sept. 7. Covington Library, 27100 164th Ave. S.E. (253-630-8761 or www.kcls.org/covington)

Compiled by Jordan Dawson,

SE Living lead news assistant

Copyright © 2007 The Seattle Times Company

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