Submitting items: Calendar, a listing of community events and activities, 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. Submit calendar items to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Tahoma Learning Community: Summer programs include art camp, sports camps, jazzercise, fencing, language instruction and more. Call or see Web site for details and locations. 425-413-3405 or www.tahomasd.us/community.
Toddler Time: 9:30-11:30 a.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays at Greater Maple Valley Community Center, 22010 SE. 248th St.; 9:30-11:30 a.m. Mondays and Fridays at Gracie Hansen Community Center, 27132 S.E. Ravensdale Way, Ravensdale. 425-432-1272.
Before and After School Kids: 6-8:45 a.m. and 3-6:30 p.m. school days; 6 a.m.-6:30 p.m. non-school weekdays. Childcare program for kindergarten-sixth grade. School breakfast available at 8:30 a.m. Cost: $3.75-$8 per 3-hour session; $26 per day. Discounts available. Portable next to Black Diamond Elementary School, 25314 Baker St. 360-886-9844 or 360-802-7587.
Black Diamond Ride to Cure Diabetes: 7 a.m.-noon Aug. 30. Participants can choose 14-, 25-, 65- or 100-mile bike rides. Fourteen-mile family ride open to ages 8 and older. Event also includes kids’ helmet fittings, hay ride return trip option, kids’ bike safety rodeo, bike decorating contest, face painting, snow cones, diabetes awareness booth and more. Cost: $15-$35. Diamond Square, 30711 Third Ave., Black Diamond. 206-838-5153, email@example.com or www.jdrfnwride.org.
Coins for Cats: Through Aug. 31. Donors can bring coins (or other financial donations) to help fund South County Cats, a volunteer spay/neuter assistance organization. Donation cans available at: Mud Bay, 23714 222nd Place S.E., Maple Valley; Taylor Creek Quilt Studio, 21639-B Maple Valley Highway, Maple Valley; and Horizon Pet Supply, 30741 Third Ave., Black Diamond. www.southcountycats.petfinder.org.
Vine Maple Place Golf Tournament: 1 p.m. Sept. 19. Benefits Vine Maple Place, a nonprofit organization that provides transitional housing and support services for homeless children and their families. Lake Wilderness Golf Course, 25400 Witte Road S.E., Maple Valley. 206-715-3860 or 425-432-9405.
Friends of the Black Diamond Library Book Sale: 10 a.m. Sept. 1. In front of Baker Street Books, 32709 Railroad Ave., Black Diamond. 360-886-1105.
Fitness classes at Black Diamond Community Center: Center offers a variety of health and fitness classes, including Jazzercise, creative dance movement and more. Call for details. 31605 Third Ave., Black Diamond. 360-886-1011, firstname.lastname@example.org or www.blackdiamondcc.org.
Iyengar Yoga: Maple Valley Parks and Recreation Department hosts yoga classes for all ages and ability levels, mornings and evenings. Call for details. Lake Wilderness Lodge, 22500 S.E. 248th St., Maple Valley. 425-413-8800 or www.bluemoonartsyoga.com.
TOPS: 7:30-8:30 p.m. Tuesdays. Take Off Pounds Sensibly is a nonprofit weight loss support group. New Hope Church, 21115 S.E. 272nd St., Maple Valley. 253-631-3567 or www.tops.org.
Black Diamond, Covington and Maple Valley Read Together Book Discussion Group: 10 a.m. Sept. 10. Discuss “Loving Frank: A Novel” by Nancy Horan in preparation for the meet-the-author event Sept. 23 at Covington Library.
Covington Library, 27100 164th Ave. S.E. 253-630-8761 or www.kcls.org. Library events include:
• Game On!: 4 p.m. Sept. 3 and 17. Teens can play video games on GameCube, Xbox, Nintendo Wii and PS2.
• Computer Classes: 7 p.m. Sept. 4, “Microsoft Word Level I”; 7 p.m. Sept. 11, Microsoft Word Level II”; 7 p.m. Sept. 18, “Microsoft Word Level III.” Registration required.
Maple Valley Library, 21844 S.E. 248th St. 425-432-4620 or www.kcls.org. Library events include:
• Computer Classes: 10:30 a.m. Sept. 2, “Basic Computer Skills”; 10:30 a.m. Sept. 9, “Basic Internet”; 10:30 a.m. Sept. 16, “Introduction to Email.” Registration required.
Tahoma High School Class of 1975 summer get-together: 5 p.m. Sept. 6. Dinner, beverages and music. $20. Registration/information: 425-891-9950 or www.Classmates.com.
Tahoma High School Class of 1983 25-year Reunion: Sept. 20-21 at Swinging Arm Bar and Grill in Black Diamond and Landsburg Park in Ravensdale. Information: www.classmates.com or DTvedt@aol.com.
Black Diamond Community Center, 31605 Third Ave., Black Diamond. 360-886-1011. Activities include:
• Nutrition lunch: Noon Tuesdays and Thursdays-Fridays. Social hour starts at 11 a.m. Cost: $3 donation.
• Blood pressure checks: 11:30 a.m.-noon Thursdays.
Greater Maple Valley Community Center, 22010 S.E. 248th St., Maple Valley. 425-432-1272. Activities include:
• Senior trips: 10:30 a.m. Sept. 2, Morning Star Ranch tour and lunch at Applebee’s. Cost: $5 plus lunch.