What’s going on around Renton? | June 6 edition

Teen Takeover at Renton Community Center: Kick off your summer with the center’s third 2024 Community Celebration event.

June 8

Renton Community Celebrations: Teen Takeover at Renton Community Center: Kick off your summer with the center’s third 2024 Community Celebration event. This free all-ages event, hosted by the Parks and Recreation Department, will be from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Come have lunch, play sports, and learn more about what’s going on in the community.

June 11

Renton Farmers Market Opening Day at Piazza Park: From 3-7 p.m., enjoy the fruits, vegetables, local wares and more from local vendors. The farmers market runs every Tuesday at the same time until Sept. 24.

The Renton American Legion Fred Hancock Post 19 Business Meeting: The Renton American Legion Fred Hancock Post 19 meets the second Tuesday of every month, except July and August, at 7 p.m. at the Post Hall, 3224 NE 12th Street, in the Renton Highlands, under the water tower. All veterans welcome. Most vets eligible for membership. America’s premier patriotic veterans organization and the prime driver of the original G. I. Bill, the Legion focuses on service to veterans and has influenced considerable social change in America, won hundreds of benefits for veterans, and produced many important programs for the community, children and youth.

June 13

The Renton Reporter presents Fem Allies In Business (F.A.B.) at Merrill Gardens: FAB – Fem Allies in Business, a professional women’s networking group. This free event is held every second Thursday of the month from 9 – 10:30 a.m. and includes a light breakfast, a networking activity, and an occasional guest speaker. Merrill Gardens is located at 104 Burnett Avenue South in Renton.

June 15

Free Museum Day at the Renton History Museum: Enjoy the wonders of the past with free admission to the museum from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Free museum days are every first Wednesday and third Saturday of each month.

Juneteenth: A Freedom Celebration at Liberty Park: Join Renton King County Alliance for Justice and Elevate PR Management for a Juneteenth celebration from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. It will be a full day of family-friendly fun, including live performances, community presentations, kid activities, vendors, food trucks, and more. RSVP at Renton’s Juneteenth Celebration’s Facebook page.

June 18

Project Be Free presents Family Resource Night at VFW Post 1263: From 3-7 p.m., get connected with non-profits and organizations throughout Renton and South King County that provide counseling, legal support, support groups, youth mentorship and more. This free event takes place every month on the third Tuesday. VFW Post 1263 is located at 416 Burnett Avenue South. For more information, call 425-324-5030 or visit project-be-free.com.

June 20

Café Vets: Monthly gathering of veterans and guests for coffee and refreshments hosted by Renton American Legion Post 19 and Auxiliary Unit 19 on the third Thursday of every month (except December) from 10 a.m. to noon. Come for coffee, camaraderie and goodies. Legion membership is not a requirement, though most veterans are eligible for membership. Post Service Officer will be on hand, in case someone needs assistance with a VA claim. No agenda, just veterans getting together with other veterans and their friends. Post Hall is in the Renton Highlands, under the water tower (3224 Northeast 12th Street).


Renton Parkrun at Cedar River Trail: This weekly 5K community event takes place every Saturday at 9 a.m. at the Cedar River Trail trailhead by the I-405 overpass. This free event does require registration but is meant to be a fun event where walkers, joggers, runners, volunteers and spectators can come together. For more information, visit parkruns.us/renton/ and the exact coordinates of the event are 47.4802N, -122.199W.