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Out & About in Covington | July 9

A look at what's going on events-wise in the Covington area.

  • Jul 10, 2008

Miss Auburn looks forward to Miss Washington Pageant | Q&A

Cara Rudd, a well-traveled entertainer who has appeared on stages since she was 7 years old and has worked as a choreographer for the Tahoma School District, is the reigning Miss Auburn. That makes the 21-year-old a candidate for Miss Washington – the title she or another young woman will hold after the state pageant July 11-12 in Tacoma.

  • Jul 10, 2008

You want creepiness? I’ll give you creepiness | Pat Cashman

Compared to other living things, we humans are peculiar in lots of ways. This brilliant insight occurred to me the other night while I was watching a creepy movie on TV. I was alone in the house, and the movie was phenomenally scary. Suddenly, our family cat leapt onto my back. My scream was so loud that even the characters in the movie stopped what they were doing to look at me.

  • Jul 9, 2008

Covington woman went from 390 pounds to 135 | You

Today I’m an energetic mother of three who runs, bikes, dances and even stands all day without getting tired. But just two years ago, I weighed 390 pounds and couldn’t even think of doing any of these activities.

  • Jul 8, 2008
Maple Valley’s McKay Allen will spend the next two years on a mission in Ukraine.

Ukraine, Mexico missions await Maple Valley men

Two young Maple Valley men are preparing to serve as missionaries from the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints – one in Ukraine and one in Mexico.

  • Jul 8, 2008
Maple Valley’s McKay Allen will spend the next two years on a mission in Ukraine.
Roasting hot dogs on an open flame is a lunchtime treat for Brelin Denton and Lizzy Platin.

‘It’s a cool relationship’

For just a few hours a day, local children can escape their normal lives and immerse themselves in a different landscape.

  • Jul 5, 2008
Roasting hot dogs on an open flame is a lunchtime treat for Brelin Denton and Lizzy Platin.

Poisoned animals common – but preventable

One of the most common emergencies I see is a pet that got into something they shouldn’t have.

  • Jul 5, 2008

GARDENING CALENDAR

WaterWise demonstration garden: Self-guided tours showcase plants and gardening methods that conserve water. Plant list available at garden or from Web site. Guided tours available for groups of 12 or more with advance registration. Hours: Dawn-dusk daily. Covington Water District, 18631 S.E. 300th Place, Covington. 253-631-0565, ext. 170, or www.covingtonwater.com.

  • Jul 4, 2008
Kentlake High School’s two wins and five other nominations in the 5th Avenue High School Musical Theatre Awards included honorable mention for Keenan Ward’s performance in “Damn Yankees.”

5th Avenue honors KL production Two thumbs up for ‘Damn Yankees’

Kentlake High School’s student production of “Damn Yankees” last spring has won rave reviews from the pros.

  • Jul 2, 2008
Kentlake High School’s two wins and five other nominations in the 5th Avenue High School Musical Theatre Awards included honorable mention for Keenan Ward’s performance in “Damn Yankees.”

What others say

Online information about the risks of children left alone in cars is available at http://ggweather.com/heat/, www.kidsandcars.org and www.safekids.org.

  • Jul 1, 2008

Kids alone in cars is risky, even deadly

Is it ever okay to leave a child in the car alone?

  • Jul 1, 2008

Contest prize: A no- fee park wedding and free lodging

June, a traditional wedding month, is over. But King County’s parks are still ripe for nuptials, officials say.

  • Jul 1, 2008

Fun on the 4th was never like this

Can you spot the sentence that is not contained within our nation’s Declaration of Independence?

  • Jul 1, 2008
Mike Snyder is surrounded by artwork by Tahoma High School students during an art show in Lake Wilderness Lodge
Mike Snyder is surrounded by artwork by Tahoma High School students during an art show in Lake Wilderness Lodge

Out & About

Getting listed: Out & About, a listing of arts and entertainment events, is published Wednesdays and Saturdays on a space-available basis. Items for the Wednesday edition must be submitted by noon the previous Thursday. Items for the Saturday edition must be submitted by noon the previous Tuesday. Send items to calendar@reporternewspapers.com

  • Jul 1, 2008

One-day event puts 139 animals in new homes

Animal lovers opened opened their hearts, homes and wallets during the Suuper Pet Adoptathon last Saturday at King County’s animal control shelter in Kent.

  • Jun 30, 2008
Larry Batzelle

Alpacas and their new cria-tions

This time of year is baby (called cria) birthing season at Alpacas at Morning Star Ranch in Ravensdale.

  • Jun 27, 2008
Larry Batzelle

Local festivities for the Fourth

Maple Valley’s annual Independence Day celebration and picnic at Lake Wilderness Park is taking shape, organizers say – and ditto for a separate celebration at… Continue reading

  • Jun 26, 2008

E-mail ending with :) should be against the law

The other day, I thought of a new law that ought to be enacted.

  • Jun 26, 2008