In May, Kentlake High School will present several performances of the ABBA-inspired musical “Mamma Mia!” Courtesy photo

In May, Kentlake High School will present several performances of the ABBA-inspired musical “Mamma Mia!” Courtesy photo

Upcoming events: Kentlake presents ‘Mamma Mia!’

Also on tap: Greater Maple Valley Unincorporated Area Council will meet about water issues.

  • Friday, May 3, 2019 3:33pm
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Mamma Mia: Kentlake High School presents several performances of the musical “Mamma Mia!” Set on a colorful Greek island, the plot serves as a background for a wealth of ABBA songs. Shows are 7 p.m. May 3; 2 p.m. and 7 p.m. May 4; 7 p.m. May 9 and May 10; 2 p.m. and 7 p.m. May 11. Location: 21401 SE Falcon Way, Kent. May not be suitable for children under 12. Tickets are $8-$12. Visit

Firefighters and friends: Join firefighters from the Puget Sound Regional Fire Authority for fun fire safety education 2-3 p.m. May 5 at the Covington Library, 27100 164th Ave. SE. The free event features a visit with a firefighter dressed in firefighting clothes, along with equipment and a real fire engine (staff and truck availability pending 911 calls). They will share a story or two and provide an art project to take home. For ages 3 and older with an adult. Info: 253-630-8761.

Back pain: Physical Therapy for Everybody is hosting a free workshop focused on eliminating low back pain from 6:30-7:30 p.m. May 8 at 23745 225th Ave. SE, Suite 215, Maple Valley. This event is specifically for people ages 40-60 who have been suffering with low back pain for more than six months. Light refreshments will be served and participants will have a chance to win a free Taster Session. To reserve your space, call 360-367-0970 by May 6.

Water issues: The Greater Maple Valley Unincorporated Area Council (GMVUAC) will hold its monthly meeting from 7-9:30 p.m. May 6 at the Maple Valley Fire Station, located at the corner of SE 231st Street and state Route 169. The council will discuss the ramifications of the recent State Supreme Court’s Hirst decision regarding the legal availability of water that comes from wells. Those who own a private well or plan to drill one in the near future will want to attend this meeting. The public is welcome to attend. The council represents unincorporated area residents living in the Tahoma School District. The council also works with nearby cities of Maple Valley, Covington, Issaquah, and Black Diamond on local issues. Learn more at or email

Book sale: Maple Valley Library Guild Spring Book Sale runs 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. May 16 at the Maple Valley Library, 21844 SE 248th St. Purchase used books, DVDs and CDs at bargain prices. Proceeds support library programs and events. Donations welcome through May 6 and again after May 22. Info: 425-432-4620.

Maple Valley Youth Symphony Orchestra: This community based non-profit youth music organization presents “Sunday Afternoon by the Sea” at 2 p.m. May 19 at the Tahoma High School Performing Arts Center, 23499 SE Tahoma Way, Maple Valley. Hear music that was inspired by the sea and will take your mind to the watery world of the ancient mariners. Also performing in this concert is MVYSO’s Jam Club. In another show, the orchestra will collaborate with U253 (a U2 Tribute band) for an evening of great music at 7 p.m. May 31 at the Tahoma High School Performing Arts Center. Reserve your seats: 425-433-6009 or

Maple Valley Days: The annual event returns June 7-9 at Lake Wilderness Park, 22500 SE 248th St., Maple Valley. The event features food trucks, music, kids activities, carnival rides, vendor booths, and more. Limited onsite parking is $10 cash, and a free shuttle runs from three area schools. Info:

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