What’s going on around Renton? | May 18 edition

Thursday, May 18

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, May 20

Renton Neighborhood BBQ: Citywide Grad Party & Job Fair at Renton Community Center:

One of the city’s four free neighborhood events, this free BBQ is dedicated to graduates and employment and will run from noon to 3 p.m. Free hotdogs (with vegetarian options), live music, lawn games and city department information booths will be available to all who attend.

Saturday, May 20 & Wednesday, June 7

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.

Tuesday, May 23

2023 Scout Night at Fire Station #14:

From 6 to 8 p.m., Renton Scout groups up to 5th grade are welcome for fun, educational activities and the chance to earn badges. Registration is required and parking is limited. Registration is at rentonrfa.com/scoutnight and Fire Station 14 is located at 1900 Lind Avenue Southwest in Renton.

Monday, May 29

Memorial Day Celebration at Veterans Memorial Park:

Held by VFW Post 1263, this annual Memorial Day event will be from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. and will honor and celebrate those who have served and given their lives in the U.S. Armed Forces. Veterans Memorial Park is located at 1000 South 3rd Street.

Friday, June 2

Sip & Strut Wine Walk at Rain City Market:

Partnered with Renton PRIDE, this Renton Downtown Partnership event will take place from 5:30 to 9 p.m. Walk through downtown Renton for some wine tasting, local shopping and a celebration of Renton’s LGBTQIA+ community. Tickets are $35 and can be purchased at rentondowntown.com/event/sip-strut-wine-walk/.

Tuesday, June 6

Renton Farmers Market

The city farmers market makes its triumphant return to Piazza Park and will continue every Tuesday from 3 to 7 p.m. until Sept. 26. Along with vendors, the Washington State University’s Master Gardeners will be there each week to answer garden-related questions.

Wednesday, June 7

Free Lunch Pop-Up at Liberty Park:

Emergency Feeding Program’s bi-weekly free lunch event will provide Amazon Fresh ready-to-eat food and drinks, personal hygiene kits and socks for the unsheltered and residents with food insecurities. The pop-up will run from noon to 1:30 p.m. is located in the parking lot of Liberty Park at 1101 Bronson Way North.

Saturday, June 10

2023 Recycling Event Part I at Renton Technical College:

The City of Renton’s recycling event series continues in June from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. in the North Parking Lot of RTC. Mattresses, box springs, cardboard, styrofoam and tire collection will be collected for Part II on June 10. Part III will be Saturday, Sept. 9 (styrofoam and documents for shredding). For more information, visit rentonwa.gov/recycleevents.

Tuesday, June 13

The Renton American Legion Fred Hancock Post 19: This organization meets the second Tuesday of every month, except July and August, at 7 p.m. at the Post Hall (3224 NE 12th St.) in the Renton Highlands under the water tower.

All veterans are welcome.

Most vets are eligible for membership. America’s premier patriotic veterans’ organization and the prime driver of the original G. I. Bill, the Legion focuses on service to veterans, has influenced considerable social change in America, won hundreds of benefits for veterans and produced many important programs for the community, children and youth.

Come join us, area vets. Meeting dates for 2023 are June 13, Sept. 12, Oct. 10, Nov. 14, and Dec. 12.

Saturdays, May 13, 20, 27 & June 3, 10, 17, 24

Renton Parkrun at Cedar River Trail:

This weekly 5K community event takes place every Saturday at 9 a.m. at the Cedar River Trail trailhead by the I-405 overpass. This free event does require registration but is meant to be a fun event where walkers, joggers, runners, volunteers and spectators can come together. For more information, visit parkruns.us/renton/ and the exact coordinates of the event are 47.4802N, -122.199W.

Have a Renton-related event coming up? Email osullivan@soundpublishing.com to submit a public event to be included in our weekly events calendar.