The Covington Days Festival Committee is scheduled to meet at 1:30 p.m. this Friday at Covington City Hall.

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Covington festival committee meets

The Covington Days Festival Committee is scheduled to meet at 1:30 p.m. this Friday at Covington City Hall.

Meetings also are planned for May 2, May 23, June 13, June 27, July 11, July 18 and July 22.

The three-day community festival is scheduled for July 25-27.

Volunteers to work with the festival are welcome, organizers said. Additional information is available from Judy Swanberg, president of the Covington Lions Club, a prime sponsor of the event, at 16915 SE. 272nd St., Covington, WA 98042, and (425) 432-9140.

Arboretum’s plant sale May 9-10

Lake Wilderness Arboretum’s spring plant sale is scheduled for May 9-10.

The non-profit arboretum in Maple Valley will host the sale from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. the first day and 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. the second day.

Items for sale will include native, specialty and other plants, plus garden accessories. Craft vendors and gardening experts will be on hand.

The arboretum is at 22520 SE. 248th St. Additional information is available at

Blood drive Saturday in Maple Valley

Puget Sound Blood Center, which supplies Valley Medical Center, Auburn Regional Medical Center and other area hospitals, will conduct a blood drive this Saturday in Maple Valley.

A bloodmobile will be at the Safeway store on Maple Valley Highway from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Additional information is available from Puget Sound Blood Center at 800-398-7888 and

GRCC radio program lands scholarship endowment

Green River Community College’s broadcast program has been awarded a $25,000 scholarship endowment from Country Radio Broadcasters Inc. (CRB)

Tom Evans Krause, head of GRCC’s broadcasting department, said the endowment “will provide scholarships for years to come.”

Green River is the first community college – and the first college on the west coast – to receive the award since it was established in 1999.

Becky Brenner, president of CRB and program director at KMPS-FM in Seattle, said CBS Radio has made “several full-time hires from the Green River program.”

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