Construction closes Coulon deck, and more community news

Film screening coming to Renton Library

The Renton Library will be hosting a screening of Ying (Shadow) Saturday, Jan. 19.

The movie is set in China’s Three Kingdom’s era (A.D. 220-280). It tells the story of a king and his people who will be expelled from their homeland and will aspire to claim it.

The screening will run from 2 to 3:56 p.m. Seating begins at 1 to 2 p.m.

This event is free and open to the public. Seating is first come, first serve.

Improved services coming soon to unincorporated King County

On Jan. 4 King County announced the 250,000 residents and businesses in unincorporated King County now have its own department to help meet their needs.

After nearly a year of planning,, the Department of Local Services is now officially up and running as a standalone department, according to a media release.

Local Services serves as a virtual city hall and is broken up into three divisions — Permitting, Road Services and Community Service Area.

The department features a 500 employee staff who will focus solely on those in unincorporated areas, the release stated.

For more information, you can visit https://kingcounty.gov/local-services or contact Local Services at ASKLocalServices@kingcounty.gov.

Auditions begin next month

The Renton Civic Theatre is holding auditions from 7 to 10 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 10 for “Nunsense.”

Call backs will be held from 7 to 10 p.m. Monday, Feb. 18.

There are five female roles — Sister Mary Regina, Mother Superior; Sister Mary Hubert, Mistress of Novices; Sister Robert Anne, Sister Mary Amnesia and Sister Mary Leo.

The show will run from June 7 to June 22.

To audition, prepare a one minute contemporary comedic monologue as well as a verse or chorus of a classic Broadway show tune.

Also, bring a headshot and resume. To schedule an audition time, email your request to auditions@rentoncivictheatre.com.

Construction closes dock at Coulon

Beginning Jan. 7, the south side of the Coulon Park deck including Ivar’s restaurant and the Day Moorage Area are closed for construction.

According to a release from the city, Ivar’s will also close for an interior remodel while Kidd Valley will remain open.

Both projects — the deck and Ivar’s — are set to reopen in early spring.

The construction on the north side of the deck that has been ongoing since the fall is scheduled to be completed sometime this month.

Replacement of the boat moorage slips is scheduled for late January and completion is set to coincide with the south side construction.

Also undergoing repair work beginning this month is the Trestle Bridge, Sailing Center and Boat Launch.

For more information on these projects, visit rentonwa.gov/coulon.

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