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Calendar Submissions

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MAX Mobile pet adoption event: 11 a.m.-3 p.m. Oct. 11 and Nov. 1. Seattle Humane Society’s mobile adoption unit will be on hand with dogs, cats and other critters in need of loving homes. IKEA, 601 S.W. 41st St., Renton.

Cedar River Salmon Journey: 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Oct. 11, 18-19, 25-26 and Nov. 1. Volunteers will discuss the salmon’s epic journey from the ocean, tell about the history of the river, and explain the life cycles and habitat needs of fish and other wildlife in the Cedar River Watershed. Cost: Free. Locations: Renton Library, Riverview Park, Cavanaugh Pond and Landsburg Park. Call or see Web site for directions. 206-245-0143 or

Emergency Preparedness and Safety Fair: 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Oct. 11. Learn how to be prepared in emergency situations, such as power outages, earthquakes, etc. Event also includes free blood pressure checks, and free child ID kits (limited supply). Some brochures available in Spanish. Living Hope Christian Fellowship, 2201 Edmonds Ave. S.E., Renton.

Glenridge PTSA Fall Carnival: 6-8:30 p.m. Oct. 24. Featuring games, bounce toys and pizza. Costumes encouraged. Students must be accompanied by a parent. Cost: $7 for bouncer bracelets; carnival game tickets 25 cents each. Glenridge Elementary School, 19405 120th Ave. S.E., Renton.

Renton Film Frenzy: 7 p.m. Oct. 28. Gala showing and awards presentation for top four-minute films promoting the city of Renton. IKEA Performing Arts Center, 400 S. Second St., Renton. 425-430-6589.


IKEA Trick-or-Treat Spooktacular: 4-7 p.m. Oct. 31. Children can come in costume to trick-or-treat throughout the store. IKEA, 601 S.W. 41st St., Renton.

Sankta Lucia Celebration: 9:30 a.m. Dec. 6. Musical program provided by the Scandinavian Cultural Center at Pacific Lutheran University. IKEA Restaurant, 601 S.W. 41st St., Renton.


Kidnap Prevention workshops: 9, 10 and 11 a.m. Oct. 18. Washington Black Belt Academy and King County Police will distribute information, safety tips and free child ID kits. Cost: Free. Washington Black Belt Academy, 350-B Sunset Blvd. N., Renton. 425-793-9607.

Renton Black Parents Association Community Tutoring Program: 6:30-8 p.m. Mondays and Wednesdays. Computer lab sessions. 13611 S.E. 116th Ave., Renton. 425-226-8443 or


Cancer Support Bible Study and Encouragement Group: 6:30-8 p.m. Oct. 13. Fairwood Library, 17009 140th Ave. S.E., Renton 425-271-2327.

Community Bible Study: 6-7 p.m. the third Saturday of the month, starting Oct. 18. All are welcome. N-Time Music Productions, 410 S. Third St., Renton.

Renton Day Women’s Bible Study: 9:25 a.m. Tuesdays. First Evangelical Presbyterian Church, 19800 108th Ave. S.E.

Seniors’ Bible Study: 9:15-11:30 a.m. Thursdays. Non-denominational group is open to all. Renton Senior Activity Center, 211 Burnett Ave. N. 425-430-6633.

Women’s Group Bible Study: 9:30-11:30 a.m. Thursdays. Room 110 at Highlands Community Church, 3031 N.E. 10th St., Renton.


Blood drives in Renton: 1-4 p.m. Oct. 13 at Everest College Renton, 981 Powell Ave. S.W., Suite 200; 1-4 p.m. Oct. 16 at Wizards of the Coast, 1600 Lind Ave. S.W. For Puget Sound Blood Center. 800-398-7888 or

Flu Shot Clinic: 2-4 p.m. Oct. 22. Cost: $30. Evergreen Place, 1414 Monroe Ave. N.E., Renton.


Fairwood Library, 17009 140th Ave. S.E., Renton. 425-226-0522 or

• STARS Workshop—“Conflict Resolution”: 6:30 p.m. Oct. 15. For adults who care for children ages 2-7. Learn how to help children develop lifelong conflict-resolution strategies. Provides two STARS credits.

• “From Procrastination to Completion”: 7 p.m. Oct. 16. Learn how to use time to your advantage and create a de-cluttering plan.

• Book Convention 2008: 5:30 p.m. Oct. 21. Nominate your favorite book, attend the Book Convention and vote for your favorite during election week, Nov. 1-8. Details at the library.

• Lively Minds Book Group: 7 p.m. Oct. 21. Topic: “Three Cups of Tea” by Greg Mortenson and David Oliver Relin.

• Urban Legends and Pizza: 7 p.m. Oct. 30. Teens welcome to enjoy creepy stories and free pizza. Registration required.

• Master Gardeners: 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturdays. Master gardeners will be on hand to answer questions.

• ESL class: 6:30 p.m. Mondays and Wednesdays. Registration required; call 253-838-6810.

• Story times: Library offers various story times for newborns to 6-year-olds and foreign language speakers. Call for details.

• Talk Time: 10 a.m. Saturdays. Improve speaking and listening skills in this English conversation group.

Renton Public Library, 100 Mill Ave. S. 425-430-6610. Library events include:

• Baby Signs: 10:30 a.m. the first and third Fridays of the month. For mothers with babies 6-24 months old to learn sign language.

• Renton Library Book Group: 7-8:30 p.m. the third Thursday of the month.

• ESL classes: 6:30-8 p.m. Mondays and Thursdays. Free classes for non-English speakers offered by Multi-Service Center. Registration required. Call 253-838-6810.

• PAWS to Read: 2-3:30 p.m. Saturdays. Children in fourth grade and younger can come to practice reading skills with a canine listener. Registration required. Call 425-430-6825.

• Story times: 7 p.m. Mondays and 10 a.m. Wednesdays. Open to ages 2-6 and parents.

• Talk Time: 6:30-8 p.m. Wednesdays. Adults welcome to practice speaking English in a fun and friendly setting.

Highlands Library, 2902 N.E. 12th St., Renton. 425-430-6790. Library events include:

• Story times: 10 a.m. Tuesdays. Open to ages 2-6 and parents.


Renton High School Class of 58 Reunion: Oct. 25. Spirit of Washington Event Center, 233 Burnett Ave. S., Renton. 425-255-5023 or


Renton Senior Activity Center, 211 Burnett Ave. N. 425-430-6633. Events and activities include:

• Lunch: 11:30 a.m.-noon Mondays-Fridays. Cost: $3 donation for ages 60 and older; $5.75 for those younger than 60. 425-254-1128.

• Health Assessment: 9 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Mondays. Provided by a visiting nurse.

• Computer Lab: 12:30-2:30 p.m. Wednesdays; 9:30-11:30 a.m. Fridays. Open to seniors with some computer experience to use Internet and e-mail. Cost: Free.

• Activities: Center offers a variety of activities and games, including bocce, bridge, pinochle, crochet group, horseshoes, open painting, woodcarving and pool.

• Thursday Afternoon Dances: 1-3 p.m. Thursdays. Cost: Free.

• Foot Care: Service is limited to seniors who cannot manage their own foot care. Call to schedule or cancel an appointment: 425-430-6662 between 9 a.m. and 3 p.m. Tuesdays-Wednesdays.

• Free Blood Pressure Checks: 9:30-11:30 a.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays.

• Low Vision Education Group: 12:15-1:30 p.m. the fourth Friday of the month.

• Widowed Information and Consulting Service: 12:30-2:30 p.m. Wednesdays.

• Meals-On-Wheels: Program provides frozen meals for homebound seniors. 425-255-7932.

Seattle’s Union Gospel Mission: Mission offers Renton-area seniors a variety of activities, including Bible studies, road trips, themed luncheons, summer camp, food boxes, free hair cuts and volunteer opportunities. For details, call 206-322-6801 or


Al-Anon Family Group meetings: Meetings in Renton include:

• Saturdays and Sundays: 7:30 p.m. at Valley Medical Center’s Medical Arts Building, 400 S. 43rd St.

• Mondays and Thursdays: 7 p.m. Mondays and 7:30 p.m. Thursdays at Prichard Hall, 99 Wells Ave. S.

• Tuesdays and Thursdays: 10 a.m. and 7:30 p.m. Tuesdays, and 10 a.m. Thursdays, at First United Methodist Church, 2201 N.E. Fourth St.

• Saturdays: 10:30 a.m. at May Valley Alliance Church, 16431 S.E. Renton-Issaquah Road.

Alliance for the Mentally Ill of South King County: 6:30-8 p.m. the second and fourth Tuesdays of the month. The Alliance Center, 515 W. Harrison St., Kent. 253-854-6264.

Angel Flight West: Volunteer pilot group offers free air transportation to those in need, especially medical care. 888-426-2643 or

Breast cancer patient support: Trained survivors offer free emotional support to the newly-diagnosed, enhancing emotional recovery while going through treatments. Will attend consultations, chemotherapy and radiation appointments and have volunteers in your community. 206-417-3484, or

Changes Parent Support Group: Help for families torn apart by adolescent defiance or self-destructive behaviors. Weekly meetings, 7-9:30 p.m. various nights at locations in Des Moines, Kent, Seattle, Redmond, and Snohomish County. 888-468-2620 or

Consumer Support Group: 6:30-8 p.m. the second Tuesday of the month. The Alliance Center, 515 W. Harrison St., Kent. 253-854-6264.

Domestic Violence: 1-3 p.m. Tuesdays; 1-3 p.m. and 6-8 p.m. Thursdays. YWCA of South King County hosts support groups for women who have experienced domestic violence. Meets at a confidential location. 206-799-6209.

Emergency Feeding Program of Seattle and King County: Program offers 14 varieties of healthy, nutritionally-balanced food packs to families and individuals with an immediate need for food. 206-329-0300 or

Gamblers Anonymous: 7-9 p.m. Mondays at First Presbyterian Church of Renton, 2640 Benson Road S.; 7:30 p.m. Wednesdays at Cross and Crown Lutheran Church, 10940 S.E. 168th St., Renton; 8-10 p.m. Fridays at Nativity Lutheran Church, 17707 140th Ave. S.E., Renton. 888-424-3577.

Griefshare: 9:30 a.m. Fridays through Dec. 12. Weekly grief support/seminar sessions. All are welcome. Highlands Community Church, 3031 N.E. 10th St., Renton. or

Hearing Loss Association: 12:30 p.m. the second Friday of the month. Group works to help people with hearing loss through information, education, advocacy and support. Renton Senior Activity Center, 211 Burnett Ave. N., Renton. or

Medical coverage assistance: Public Health Seattle & King County provides free assistance applying for benefits, including free or low-cost medical coverage for qualifying children. Call for details. English: 206-296-3944; Spanish: 206-296-3948 or 206-296-3943; Vietnamese: 206-296-3949.

Parkinson’s Support Group: 1:30-3 p.m. the third Wednesday of the month. Merrill Gardens at Renton Centre, 104 Burnett Ave. S., Renton.

Renton PFLAG Meetings: 7 p.m. the first Wednesday of the month. Parents, Families and Friends of Lesbians and Gays (PFLAG) is open to anyone having issues about acceptance of a gay or lesbian loved one, or yourself. Meetings are confidential. Group is not associated with any religious organizations. St. Luke’s Episcopal Church, 99 Wells Ave. S., Renton. 425-235-4139.

SHIBA Helpline: Statewide Heath Insurance Benefits Advisors is a network of trained volunteers that assists and advocates for consumer rights and options regarding health insurance, health care access and prescription access. Group is also accepting volunteers. 800-562-6900 or

South King County CHADD chapter: 7-9 p.m. the first Tuesday of the month. Discussion of issues that concern parents of children with attention-deficit disorder. New Horizon School, 1111 S. Carr Road, Renton. 253-631-8603.


Veterans Outreach: 3:15-6 p.m. Oct. 15 and Nov. 19. Veterans and their families can get assistance in applying for benefits through the Department of Veterans Affairs from a Disabled American Veterans Service Officer. Kent Library, 212 Second Ave. N. 253-859-6439.

American Legion and Auxiliary, Renton Fred Hancock Post No. 19: 7:30 p.m. the second Tuesday of the month through June. Legion and Auxiliary membership open to all active duty veterans and spouses. Post Hall, 3224 N.E. 12th St., Renton 98057-0503 or 425-271-1439.

VFW Panther Lake Post 11329: 7:30 p.m. the third Tuesday of the month. U.S. Army Reserve Center, 14631 S.E. 192nd St., Renton. 253-631-8151 or 425-254-1459.

VFW Post 9430: 7:30 p.m. the first and third Wednesdays of the month. Ladies Auxiliary meetings: 7:30 p.m. the first Wednesday of the month. Family Hamburger Night: 6-7:15 p.m. Thursdays (except holidays). 7421 S. 126th St., Seattle. 206-772-9982.

VFW Renton Post 1263: 7:30 p.m. the second and fourth Thursdays of the month. Ladies’ Auxiliary: 7 p.m. the first Thursday of the month; Men’s Auxiliary: 7 p.m. the second Thursday of the month. VFW provides support to veterans of foreign wars and their families through overseas troop support, volunteer programs, community service, legislative action, charitable donations and research, and helps veterans seeking governmental benefits. Frank R. Vaise Post 1263, 416 Burnett Ave. S., Renton. 425-255-9010 or


Meals on Wheels at Renton Senior Activity Center: Volunteer wanted to enter meal orders on a spreadsheet. Training provided. Easy to learn even if new to computers. 211 Burnett Ave. N. 206-727-6250.

Angel Care Breast Cancer Foundation: Breast cancer survivors needed to provide support for others battling cancer. Must be one year past the end of treatments and have good interpersonal skills. 206-417-3484, 877-417-3484 (toll-free), or

Green River Community College: College seeks volunteers in a variety of areas: ceramics, basic computing, court reporting and more. Professional experience is not required. 253-288-3346 or

Litter Patrol: Once a month, help patrol State Route 900 from Interstate 405. All gear supplied by the Washington State Department of Transportation. 206-351-6796.

Domestic Violence Unit: King County Prosecutor’s Office is seeking volunteers to provide legal advocacy to King County domestic violence victims. Volunteers needed for 8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m. weekdays. 206-296-9700.

CASA: Court Appointed Special Advocates is looking for volunteer advocates for abused and neglected children in court. Must be 21 with excellent references. Volunteers must also attend 28 hours of training. 206-296-1120, or

Dining Program Volunteers: Currently seeking volunteers to help with the Senior Community Dining Program at the Renton Senior Activity Center, 211 Burnett Ave. N. Program hours: 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Mondays-Fridays. Hours are negotiable. Food service experience is helpful and a food handler’s permit is required. When obtained the cost of the permit is reimbursed. 425-254-1128.

Family Law CASA of King County: Children’s needs can get lost in the dispute between separating parents. Do you want to advocate for such a child? Volunteer for Family Law CASA (Court Appointed Special Advocate) of King County. 206-748-9700 or

Friend to Friend: Volunteers needed to visit adults in nursing homes, assisted living and retirement homes throughout King and Snohomish counties. Volunteers commit to visit about twice a month for one year. 206-246-5150.

Help Teach English: Volunteer tutors needed to help new immigrants and refugees learn English. Contact the City of Renton Community Services Department for more information. 425-430-6600.

Highline Hospice: Hospice is recruiting caring and compassionate people interested in supporting terminally ill patients and their families. Volunteers provide patient support and companionship, caregiver respite, bereavement support or office help. Comprehensive training provided. Highline Hospice, 12844 Military Road S., Tukwila. 206-439-9095.

Multiple Sclerosis Association of King County Volunteers: MSA of King County is looking for people to assist those with MS in maintaining their independence and quality of life. People are needed to assist with water-therapy programs, visit isolated individuals, provide transportation, go shopping, do yard work or other household chores, teach computer skills and more. Volunteers are also needed to assist with an ongoing school-assembly program that educates elementary-school children about coping with the challenges of disabilities. 206-633-2606 or

Olive Crest Abused and Neglected Children’s Foundation: Group is looking for dedicated volunteers to join the auxiliary group. Members assist with Foster Family activities, fundraising activities and welcome baskets for children entering new homes. 425-462-1612, ext. 1314, or

Puget Sound Blood Center: Assist with blood drives and bone marrow registry drives. Must be available in the day or early evening twice a month and have reliable transportation. 425-462-4381, or

Red Cross Disaster Action Team: American Red Cross is seeking King County volunteers to respond to local disasters. Volunteers must be on-call one week out of six, and will receive free training. 206-726-3566 or

Special Transportation Program: Group Health Cooperative needs volunteer drivers to transport frail, elderly members to and from medical appointments in King County. Volunteers use their personal cars, are reimbursed for mileage and determine their own schedules, including when, where and how often they will drive. Volunteers do not need to be Group Health members. 206-326-2800 or

Study Zone Volunteer Tutors: Volunteers needed to help tutor children in kindergarten-12th grade in all subject areas. Opportunities available at libraries throughout King County, including Fairwood Library, 17009 140th Ave. S.E., Renton. Call or e-mail for details. 425-369-3312 or

Volunteer Chore Services: Volunteers needed to assist with chores for low-income elders and adults with disabilities. Services include shopping, light housekeeping, laundry, cooking and yard work. Program is a service of Catholic Community Services. 206-328-5787 or

Volunteer Literacy Program: Many people in our community struggle to communicate in the English language because they are new to the country. If you can volunteer three to four hours a week, you can help someone learn to read, write and speak English. Call Highline Community College: 206-878-3710, ext. 3303.