Christmas is coming early and more community news…

Mark your calendars: Christmas is coming early

The Landing will be hosting its Christmas tree lighting and a laser light show from 6 to 8 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 17.

Falling snow, performances by local groups and meet and greets with Santa, Mrs. Claus, Frosty the Snowman, Rudolph and more will be there to dazzle guests.

This event is free and open to the public.

For more information, visit www.thelandinginrenton.com.

Also, Santa will return to the Landing this holiday season for professional photos.

From Nov. 23 until Christmas Eve, Santa will be available across the street from Red Robin. For more information on the exact hours, visit the Landing’s website.

Hip-Opera coming to Renton

Marshall Law Band and Friends will be celebrating the debut of their EP with this theatrical performance.

Tickets start at $15. This two-day event will run Nov. 16 and 17 with the concert beginning at 7:30 p.m. at Carco Theatre.

For more information or to purchase tickets, visit https://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/3627025.

Nonprofit holds first gala

Sweet Tea Cancer Connections, a nonprofit out of Seattle developing an app to connect parents of children with cancer, held its first fundraiser Oct. 20 at the Fairwood Golf and Country Club.

The Community of Hope Gala raised nearly $135,000 — exceeding its goal of $50,000, a media release stated.

The release continued $200,000 is needed in order to complete the healthcare mobile app.

The app — Our Community of Hope — will help connect, increase hope and instill resiliency among parents, the release stated.

For more information on the nonprofit, visit www.sweetteaconnections.org.

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