Chanukah celebration for all, and more community news

Annual chamber breakfast mid-December

The South Sound Chambers of Commerce is hosting a legislative breakfast Tuesday, Dec. 11.

Registration and breakfast begins at 7 a.m. with the program beginning at 7:30 a.m. until 9 a.m. at Emerald Downs in Auburn.

Topics to be discussed include transportation, housing and higher education important to the South Sound region.

Individual tickets are $35 and tables of eight are $500. To register, visit www.squareup.com/store/south-sound-chambers-of-commerce-legislative-coalition.

Kentridge Players next production began Nov. 28

“The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee” is a musical comedy that focuses on a fictional spelling bee set in a middle school.

The show will run from Nov. 28 through Dec. 1 and then again Dec. 5 to Dec. 8 at the Kentridge Performing Arts Center, 12430 SE 208th St. in Kent.

Wednesday through Saturday shows begin at 7 p.m. and additional Saturday matinees begin at 2 p.m.

Tickets are available at the door or online at www.showtix4u.com/.

Celebrate new Family Hope Center

Vine Maple Place is hosting a grand opening celebration from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 8 at its new Family Hope Center.

The celebration includes a ribbon cutting at 11 a.m., self-guided tours and refreshments. The open house is open to all.

According to a release from Vine Maple Place, more families facing homelessness will be served through its Family Hope Center.

The celebration will be held at 21730 Dorre Don Way SE, Maple Valley.

For a full story on the grand opening check back with the Reporter following Dec. 8.

Hazen Players present ‘Our Town’

To celebrate Hazen High’s 50th year celebration, the Hazen Players are presenting “Our Town.”

The showings are Dec. 6, 7, 8, 14 and 15 at 7 p.m. and a 1 p.m. matinee Dec. 15.

“Our Town” first debuted more than 80 years ago and was the first play produced by the Hazen Drama Club during the 1968-69 school year.

Tickets are $7 for students with ASB, Renton School District staff, children under 12, Veterans, active service military and those 55 and older. Tickets are $9 for students without ASB and adults.

Chanukah celebration for all

The Landing will be hosting a Chanukah celebration and Menorah lighting beginning at 6:15 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 5.

People of all faiths are invited to attend the event presented by the Chabad Jewish Center of Renton.

Renton Mayor Denis Law will be in attendance along with traditional Chanukah crafts, music and free refreshments including latkes and a doughnut bar.

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