Local fundraisers, celebrations and more community news

Informational workshops began this week

King County is hosting three free workshops for prospective applicants to learn more about the WaterWorks Grant Program.

The workshops kicked off with one in Kent Thursday, Jan. 17. The next is scheduled for the Bellevue Library from 4 to 5:30 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 30.

The final workshop is scheduled for noon to 1 p.m. at the King Street Center in Seattle.

King County’s Wastewater Treatment Division is offering $2 million in funding for community-drive projects through the grant program.

Letters of intent, the first step in the application process, are being accepted now through March 6.

For more information, email water.grants@kingcounty.gov or call Elizabeth Loudon at 206-477-4297.

Second annual fundraiser hosted by Liberty choir

The Liberty High School choir needs to raise $200,000 by March 2019 to perform at Carnegie Hall.

The choir was invited to accompany Geoffrey Boers. Boers will be conducting Morten Lauridsen’s “Luz Aeterna” March 31 in New York City, according to a release from Liberty choir.

The choir will host its second annual one day mattress sale fundraiser from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 26. The fundraiser is sponsored by the Liberty High Booster Club.

More than 30 floor models will be on display in the school’s commons.

Kick Off the Cons Saturday

Renton City Comic Con (RenCon for short) will host its second annual Kick Off the Cons event Jan. 19 at Renton Technical College.

At the event, vendors and cosplayers can gather to network and “kick off” the coming year of comic cons, according to a release from RenCon.

The event will run from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.

Community celebration coming next month

The Renton Regional Community Foundation is hosting its fifth annual CELEBRATE! The Love of Community Wednesday, Feb. 6 at the Renton Pavilion.

The foundation will be celebrating 20 years of advocating for philanthropy in the greater Renton area, granting more than $6 million back to the community, amassing more than $12 million and 61 funds as well as many other accomplishments.

New members will also be inducted to the League of Extraordinary Givers.

Tickets are $50. To secure your spot, visit www.celebrateevent.brownpapertickets.com/.

Volunteers wanted

Renton Ecumenical Association of Churches (REACH) is looking for food and servers for its meal coalition Saturday, Jan. 19.

The amount of food needed will need to feed approximately 120 people and must be cooked in a donor kitchen such as a church or community center. The food can also be bought already prepared at a store or restaurant.

If you are not able to provide food but can come help serve, that is also appreciated.

If you are able to help, contact janay@reachrenton.org or call the Center of Hope at 425-277-7582.

Arrival time Saturday would be 4:30 p.m. and serving time is 5:30 p.m.


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