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Holiday happenings around Renton

Pub holiday

A Terrible Beauty Irish Pub in Renton has several upcoming holiday-themed events:

•  9:30 p.m., Dec. 10, Rock Against Hunger Food & Toy Drive with The Voodoos on tour from Ireland, free

Bring new unused and unwrapped toy or canned food. Giveaways and raffle for Dec. 17th Queensryche concert tickets

•  5:30 p.m. - 9 p.m., Dec. 17, An Angelic Holiday Celebration Dinner with Erin McNamee and The Ancora Women’s Choir, reservation only for four course dinner

•  All day, Dec. 25, Christmas Brunch Pajama Party with Holiday music and movies, free

•  9 p.m., Dec. 31, New Year’s Eve Bash 2012 with Ready Steady Go!, free

The pub is located at 201 Williams Ave.  S. in Renton. For more information call 425-227-3396 or visit,



Maple Valley Youth Symphony hosts “The Gift Concert” benefiting the Maple Valley Rotary’s Music For Kids program Dec. 16.

The concert is being held at 7 p.m. at the Maple Valley Presbyterian Church, 22659 Sweeney Road Southeast in Maple Valley.

The concert features an appearance from Santa, Maple Valley Youth Symphony’s Debut, Philharmonia and Symphony Orchestras as well as ensemble groups.



Valley Medical Center’s Occupational Health Services is accepting donations of cold-weather items for BlaketSeattle. The following items are being accepted; blankets, long-sleeve shirts, hats, thermals, pants, boots, sweaters, gloves, scarves, sleeping bags and socks. Donation boxes can be found at the hospital through the end of December.


Food drive

Valley Medical is also hosting a food and clothing drive sponsored by their Day Surgery Center.

The community is asked to bring non-perishable food for the Faith Harvest Helpers and warm clothing for the Renton Clothing Bank through Dec. 22.

The Day Surgery Center is at 17820 Talbot Road S. in Renton.


Beer, carols

Luther’s Table will feature an opportunity to sing carols and kick back with their “Beer and Carols” series in December.

The event is offered at 7 p.m., Dec. 13 and 20.

Also at the restaurant and pub, the Hired Help Christmas Show, which is at 8 p.m., Dec. 17 and is free.

New Year: Bistro

Lakeside Bistro is hosting two New Year’s Eve events:

•  7 p.m., Dec. 30, New Year’s Eve-Eve; Trish Hatley with Hans Brehmer, jazz vocal duo is one of the best acts the Seattle jazz scene has to offer, free

•  7 p.m., Dec. 31, New Year’s Eve at the Bistro, Coreena Brown with Uncle Jimmy Holden, free

Lakeside Bistro strongly recommends reservations and is located at 11425 Rainier Avenue South.

For more information call, 206-772-6891 or visit


New Year: Vino

Vino at the Landing is having a New Year’s Eve Party at 8 p.m., Dec. 31. A ticket is $65 per person and includes a three-course mean and live music.

Vino is located at 800 N. 10th Pl., Suite E.

For more information call 425-282-0382 or visit


Bell ringers

The Salvation Army is seeking bell ringers for the holiday season.

The volunteer position is open to adults or families that will be scheduled to Dec. 23.

For more information call, DJ Svenson at the Renton Corps at 425-255-5969.

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