REACH offers free meal Thanksgiving Day, and more community news…

KCLS launches new podcast

The King County Library System announced Nov. 7 the launch of its new podcast, “The Desk Set.”

The podcast will be co-hosted by KCLS librarians Emily Calkins and Britta Barrett. The Podcast will feature author interviews, book reviews, literary conversations and is set to encourage listeners to expand their reading horizons, a release stated.

The podcast can be downloaded from iTunes, Google, Spotify and Stitcher. Listeners can visit kcls.org/deskset for show notes and lists of books featured in each episode.

Free meal Thanksgiving day

REACH is holding a free Thanksgiving dinner for attendees from 1 to 3 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 22 at Luther’s Table, 419 South 2nd #1.

REACH is also looking for volunteers to cook, serve and provide food. If you are interested in volunteering, contact REACH as soon as possible by visiting https://www.volunteersignup.org/LPF7P.

Launch party set for Saturday

Dunce Cap Games is hosting a launch party Nov. 17 at Renton Civic Theatre.

The launch party celebrates the group’s first home-grown game, Soup 2 Nuts.

The party will run from 6 to 9 p.m. Tickets can be purchased online at Eventbrite.

15th annual trade show Friday

Hazen’s DECA Marketing and Business program is hosting its 15th annual DECA Trade Show today, Friday, Nov. 16.

The trade show helps students develop 21st century skills not typically taught in a classroom.

Students are responsible for soliciting a donation from a business, making a professional booth and representing the business in trade show format.

More than 1,700 students, parents, faculty and community members visit the show. Last year, 45 companies participated.

Event honors founding director of RAYS

On Oct. 20, Tom Leonard received an award for his wife, June Leonard — the founding director of RAYS.

Sixteen family members and close friends of June were present during the event. Tom along with their son, Patrick, told stories of June — who served on the Renton School Board and was a Washington State Representative.

During the event, RAYS reached its goal of raising $50,000.

Boeing donates to nonprofits

On Nov. 6 it was announced that Boeing donated $25,000 to two Seattle-area nonprofits.

Donations of $12,500 each were given to RAYS (Renton Area Youth & Family Services) and Treehouse.

“Boeing is proud to support these two organizations and their commitment to making our community a better place to live,” said Eric Lindblad, vice president and general manager of the 737 Program and Renton site, in a media release. “Boeing values and encourages the well-being of our employees. The work being done by RAYS and Treehouse makes them a perfect fit for this donation.”

Boeing employees of Renton were awarded the $25,000 to donate following a company-wide event “Boeing Moves the World.” The event focuses on well being and health awareness.

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