What’s going on around Renton? | Events calendar

Saturday, April 1

Renton Downtown Spring Clean at Renton Chamber of Commerce: From 9 to 11 a.m., join the Renton Downtown Partnership and help pick up litter and make downtown beautiful. All cleaning supplies like gloves, vests, trash bags and grabbers will be provided, as well as access to bathrooms and water. Volunteers will be emailed check-in information and can check-in at 8:50 a.m. the day of the clean-up. To register as a volunteer, email director@rentondowntown.com to learn more. Or sign up online at renton.maestrocm.com/#/landing/volunteer-signup/7aaf5a49-a3ae-4efd-bbd7-e6d0d36f3421/renton-downtown-spring-clean

Renton’s Dragon Quest at Downtown Renton: From noon to 5 p.m., join the magical, mythical scavenger hunt to celebrate the 4-year anniversary of Erasmus the Renton rooftop dragon. Four dragon eggs will be hidden across the city and all adventurers are warned to have a keen eye, a sharp wit and a couragous heart. To register for the event, visit rentonwa.gov/events.

Sunday, April 2

Dragon Pub Crawl at Renton Downtown: In celebration of Erasmus the Dragon’s Hatching Month, Downtown Renton is putting on the Dragon Pub Crawl from 1 to 4 p.m. Tickets start at $20, but will increase to $25 on March 1, so get them while they’re as hot as dragon fire. Tickets include a commemorative cup and a sip from a variety of Downtown establishments. Tickets are available at rentondowntownpartnership.square.site

Saturday, April 15

Renton Police Shred-A-Thon and Rx Drug Take Back at Renton Memorial Stadium: From 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. (or until the trucks are full), this is a great, free opportunity to properly shred sensitive documents and get rid of unused or expired medications, as well as donate to a food drive. For details, visit RentonWa.gov/shredathon or call Stephanie Hynes at 425-430-7519. Located at 405 Logan Avenue North.

Dragon Dash 5K/10K Fun Run and Walk at Renton Downtown: An invigorating way to celebrate Renton’s rooftop dragon, Erasmus’ birthday, this event will begin at 10 a.m. and will include medieval knights, a sword in the stone and a dragon egg hunt for kids. Registration is $28 for the 5K and $38 for 10K. For more information, visit RentonWa.gov/dragonregister.

Spring Fling at Carco Theatre: Beginning at 2 p.m., this a capella event features barbershop harmony music and eight women’s quartets from across Western Washington. Hosted by Song of Seattle Chorus and sponsored by the Renton Municipal Arts Commission, this event is free to the public. Carco Theatre is located at 1717 Maple Valley Highway in Renton.

Thursday, April 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 and 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 NE 12th St.).

Saturday, April 22

Arbor & Earth Day at Cedar River Trail Extension: Volunteer to plant trees, spread bark, install storm drain markers and distribute educational materials with the City of Renton. The event will begin at 9 a.m. at the Ceder River Trail Extension on 64 Logan Avenue South and a light lunch with snacks will be provided, along with a free t-shirt and a sapling for volunteers to plant at home. Register to volunteer at rentonwa.gov/volunteer, must be 14 years of age or older and be sure to dress for the weather. Parking will be at Don Persson Renton Senior Activity Center at 211 Burnett Avenue North.

Wednesday, April 5, Saturday, April 15, Wednesday, May 3 & Saturday, May 20

Free Museum Days at the Renton History Museum: Free admission to the museum from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., and enjoy the wonders of the past! To view more events or add your own to the online calendar, visit events.rentonreporter.com/calendars/all-events

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