Rainier Christian Schools 12th Annual Auction Dinner: 5 p.m., April 25, Kent Commons, 525 Fourth Ave. N., Kent. Silent auction, dinner (prime rib and salmon), and live auction to benefit Rainier Christian Schools. Tickets must be purchased in advance by April 17. 425-255-7273. firstname.lastname@example.org
Annual Community Garage Sale: 9 a.m. April 25, Renton Community Center, 1715 S.E. Maple Valley Highway. This is the perfect opportunity to bring your clutter to the table. Purchase a 10’x10’ space to sell your “junk” or come to buy some treasures. Space is limited. Tables available for rent. Admission is free to shoppers. 10’x10’ space $25. Table rent $10. 425-430-7600
Arbor Day/Earth Day: 9 a.m., April 25, Liberty Park Stadium at Bronson Way North and Houser Way North. Volunteers are invited to help park staff spruce up the park for the upcoming season. Meet at Liberty Park Stadium; all projects will be within short walking distance. Children must be accompanied by adult. A hot dog lunch will be provided to say thank you. 425-430-6600.
The First Annual Taste of The Landing 5k run: race-day registration, 8 a.m.-9:30 a.m. April 26, at The Landing (LA Fitness parking lot.) 3.1-mile run, then participants will enjoy a sampling of the restaurants at The Landing. Register online at TasteofTheLanding.com by midnight April 24. Registration cost is $25 no later than April 19; registration then $30.
Spring Shred-a-thon: 9 a.m. May 9, Sam’s Club, 901 S. Grady Way . A document shredding event. Residents may bring up to 5 boxes containing paper documents to be shredded. Boxes should be 12-15” deep 10” high. Donations for Renton Food Bank will be accepted. 425-430-7520
Northwest Sound Men’s Chorus—”Hearts Full of Spring”: 2 p.m. and 7 p.m. May 30. Annual spring show with special guests, ‘The Coats’. Cost: $10-$22. Renton Ikea Performing Arts Center, 400 S. 2nd St. Renton. www.brownpapertickets.com.
“The Ugly Duckling”: April 19-27. A classic lovestory filled with comedy. Directed by Lee Paasch. Call for costs and times. Renton Civic Theater, 507 South 3rd St., Renton. 425-226-5529 or www.rentoncivictheater.org.
HOG’s for Paws Poker Run: 9 a.m.-noon April 25. Registration opens at 9 a.m.; ride ends by noon, with food, music and prizes to follow. Sponsored by Harley Owner’s Group for Paws. Cost: $20, plus $10 per extra poker sheet. Start at finish at Downtown Harley-Davidson, 3715 E. Valley Road, Renton. 206-409-2930.
Caregiving Resources: 8 a.m., April 25, Valley Medical Center Conference Room, 400 S. 43rd St., Renton. The what, where, why, and how of caregiving. Healthy Aging: Exercise, fall prevention, mental health, mobility, nutrition, Legal Financial: durable powers of attorney, long-term care insurance, Medicare, reverse mortgages. 425-235-2352 ext. 5727. jrock@RTC.EDU
“Local Food Year-Round”: 6-8 p.m. May 13. Learn simple methods for preserving fresh fruits and vegetables. Free class presented by WSU King County Extension. Renton Technical College, 3000 N.E. Fourth St., Renton. 206-205-3130 or www.king.wsu.edu/enviro/events.htm.