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Calendar submissions: Calendars are 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 calendar@reporternewspapers.com.

Auctions

May Day Madness dinner and auction: 6-10 p.m. May 1. Sponsored by Covington Chamber of Commerce. Auction items include hot air balloon and flight simulator rides. Cost: $50 per person; reservations required. Meridian Valley Country Club, 24830 136th Ave. SE. 253-631-6117, www.covingtonchamber.org or info@covingtonchamber.org.

Classes

CPR and first aid class: 6:30 p.m. April 8-9. Offered by Mountain View Fire and Rescue. Cost: $40. Call for location, registration. 253-735-0284 or www.kcfd44.org.

Homebuyers seminar: 6:30 p.m. April 17; 10:30 a.m. April 19. Free class provides information about how to purchase a new home. Presented by John L. Scott Maple Valley. Maple Valley Fire Station 81, 22225 S.E. 231st St., Maple Valley. 206-459-3821.

Meditation classes: 6:45-8:30 p.m. the second Wednesday of the month. Classes include “Theta Brainwave the Body meditation,” “Theta Brainwave the Spirit meditation” and “Val Moore drumming meditation.” Black Diamond Community Center, 31605 Third Ave., Black Diamond. 360-886-1011.

Fund-raisers

St. George rummage, plant and bake sale: 9 a.m.-3 p.m. April 5. Proceeds benefit local charities and other church-supported outreaches. St. George Episcopal Church, 24219 Witte Road S.E., Maple Valley.

Rainier Christian Schools 11th annual Auction: 5-9:30 p.m. April 12. Theme: “Running the Race.” Program includes prime rib and salmon dinner, and silent and live auctions. Cost: $55. Proceeds go toward school programs, projects and scholarships. Kent Commons, 525 Fourth Ave. N., Kent. 425-255-7273 or www.rainierchristianschools.org.

Foster Kids Shoe Drive: Through April 13. Donors can bring new shoes for foster children to any Sleep Country location. Call for details, directions. 888-887-5337 or www.sleepcountry.com.

Friends of the Black Diamond Library annual plant sale: 9 a.m. May 3. Native plants, covers, perennials, shrubs and trees. Donations of plants or pots welcome, bring plants by April 5. Library, 24301 Roberts Dr.

Health/Fitness

“Personal Touch” Jazzercise training sessions: 11 a.m. Thursdays through April 10. Improve posture, increase strength, and enhance balance with personalized instruction. Cost: $99 for six weeks or $25 for drop-ins. Black Diamond Gym, 25551 Lawson St., Black Diamond. 425-413-8627 or Carolyn@c3-inc.net.

Life Nutrition NW Workshop: 4-5 p.m. Thursdays, April 10-June 26. Topics include: “Protein Nutritional Needs,” “Food Labels and How to Shop Healthy” and “Anti-aging (Inner and Outer Nutrition).” Drop-ins welcome. Cost: $5 per class. Greater Maple Valley Community Center, 22010 S.E. 248th St., Maple Valley. 253-630-7000.

“Kick It to the Core” training: 11 a.m. Thursdays, May 1-June 5. Focus on the core/abs while working to improve posture, strength and form. Cost: $99 for six weeks or $25 per appointment. Black Diamond Gym, 25551 Lawson St., Black Diamond. 425-413-8627 or Carolyn@c3-inc.net.

Adult Jazzercise: 9:45 and 11 a.m., and 6:30 p.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays; 9 a.m. Saturdays. Cost: $30 per month. Black Diamond Community Center Gym, 25511 Lawson St. 360-886-1011.

Adult Jazzercise Lite and Body Sculpting: 8:45 a.m. Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays. Cost: $37.50. Greater Maple Valley Community Center, 22010 S.E. 248th St., Maple Valley. 425-413-8627.

Fitness classes at Black Diamond Community Center: Center offers a variety of health and fitness classes, including Jazzercise, creative dance movement and body conditioning. Call for details. 31605 Third Ave., Black Diamond. 360-886-1011, bdcc-admin@qwest.net 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 SE 248th St., Maple Valley. 425-413-8800 or www.bluemoonartsyoga.com.

Step Aerobic/Weights Class: 7-8 p.m. Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays. Cost: $79 for 10 weeks. King County Fire Department No. 44, Station 92, 31709 Kent-Black Diamond Road, Auburn. 253-631-6350 or 425-413-1623.

Stroller Strides: 9:30 a.m. Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays. Lake Wilderness Park, Maple Valley. 800-569-1624, www.strollerstrides.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.

Libraries

Black Diamond Library, 24301 Roberts Drive. 360-886-1105 or www.kcls.org. Events include:

• Friends of the Black Diamond Library: 7 p.m. April 16.

• Black Diamond Brown Bag Book Bunch: 12:30 p.m. the fourth Tuesday of the month. Open to ages 8-12, and parents and siblings. Topic: April 22, “No Talking” by Andrew Clements.

• Annual poetry contest: Entries due April 25. Contest open to all ages. Pick up entry forms at the library.

Covington Library, 27100 164th Ave. S.E. 253-630-8761 or www.kcls.org. Events include:

• Backyard Boogie: 3 p.m. April 5. Interactive concert.

• Covi Adult Book Group: 2 p.m. April 10. Topic: Mary Oliver’s poetry.

• Covington Grass—A Bluegrass Concert: 1 p.m. April 12.

• Meet the Author—Pennie Morehead: 7 p.m. April 17. Morehead to discuss her book, “Green River Serial Killer-Biography of an Unsuspecting Wife.”

• Annual Poetry Contest: Submissions due April 25. Contest open to all ages. Pick up entry forms at the library.

Maple Valley Library, 21844 SE. 248th St. 425-432-4620 or www.kcls.org. Events include:

• Tuesday Evening Book Group: 7 p.m. April 8. Topic: “A Sudden Country” by Karen Fisher.

• Between the Covers Reading Group: 10 a.m. April 9. Topic: “The Color of Water: A Black Man’s Tribute to His White Mother” by James McBride.

• Movie—“Arctic Tale”: 2 p.m. April 9. Film follows a walrus and a polar bear on their journeys of life in the Arctic wilderness. Bring pillow, blankets or lawn chair.

• Game On!: 4 p.m. April 24. Teens can play video games at the library.

• Annual Poetry Contest: Submissions due April 25. Contest open to all ages. Pick up entry forms at the library.

Public meetings

Covington Domestic Violence Task Force: Noon-1 p.m. the second Thursday of the month. Covington City Hall, 16720 SE. 271st St., Suite 100. 253-638-1110, ext. 2237.

Covington Arts Commission: 6:30 p.m. the second Thursday of the month. City Council chambers at Covington City Hall, 16720 SE. 271st St. Agendas are available online at www.ci.covington.wa.us.

Covington City Council: 7 p.m. the second and fourth Tuesdays of the month. Council chambers at City Hall, 16720 SE. 271st St. Agendas are available at www.ci.covington.wa.us.

Covington Economic Development Council: 6 p.m. the fourth Thursday of the month. Covington City Hall, large conference room, 16720 S.E. 271st St.

Covington Planning Commission: 6:30 p.m. the first and third Thursdays of the month. City Council Chambers at Covington City Hall, 16720 SE. 271st St. Agendas are available online: www.ci.covington.wa.us.

Maple Valley City Council: 7 p.m. Mondays. Tahoma School District Central Services Center, 25720 Maple Valley-Black Diamond Road SE.

Maple Valley Library Advisory Board: 7 p.m. the first Thursday of alternating months. Maple Valley Library, 21844 SE. 248th St.

Maple Valley Public Safety Oversight Committee: 6 p.m. the third Tuesday of every other month. Maple Valley City Hall, 22035 SE. Wax Road.

Reunions

Tahoma High School class of 1998: 7 p.m. July 19. Class members asked to register via e-mail, and to pass on the information to other classmates. Reunion location: Snoqualmie Pass. tahomabears98@yahoo.com.

Kent-Meridian High School class of 1968: Sept. 13. Fairwood Golf and County Club, 17070 140th Ave. S.E., Renton. www.reunionsunlimited.com.

Schools/Preschools

Sonship Christian Kindergarten/Preschool: Registration open for fall 2008. Full-day academic kindergarten, junior kindergarten, preschool and daycare. 425-432-1980. 24905 Witte Road SE., Maple Valley.

Tahoma Co-op Preschool: Enrollment is under way. Call for details. Preschool is at Cedar River Middle School, 22615 Sweeney Road SE., Maple Valley. 425-432-7793.

Seniors

Black Diamond Community Center, 31605 Third Ave., Black Diamond. 360-886-1011. Senior activities include:

• Drumming meditation class: 6:45-8:45 p.m. April 9.

• “History of Black Diamond”: 11 a.m. April 10. Includes ham lunch and special presentation. Registration required.

• Sons of Italy dinner: 6:30 p.m. April 11.

• Metro Bus Workshop Part 2: 8:30 a.m.-4 p.m. April 16. Trip to the International District in Seattle. Cost: Free. Bring lunch money. Registration required.

• Senior Birthday Day: April 17. Free lunch for all seniors with April birthdays.

Greater Maple Valley Community Center, 22010 S.E. 248th St. 425-432-1272. Activities include:

• Senior trips: 9:30 a.m. April 10, “Style in the Aisle” at the Museum of Flight. Cost: $6, plus $13 admission and lunch money. 9 a.m. April 12, Tulip Festival and PACCAR Open House. Cost: $20. Trips depart from the community center. Reservations recommended.

• AARP Meeting: 1 p.m. April 14. Representative from the FCC will talk about the national switch to digital television in February 2009.

• Sock-knitting class: 10 a.m. Mondays through April 21. Cost: Free. Bring your own materials.

• Acrylic painting workshop: 1-4 p.m. Wednesdays through April 23. Cost: $65.

• Root Beer Floats: April 25. Enjoy a root beer float after lunch, courtesy of Prestige Living.

• New games: 10 a.m.-1:30 p.m. Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays. Enjoy ping pong, air hockey, shuffleboard, foosball and more. Cost: $1.

• Maple Valley/South King County AARP Chapter: 1-2:30 p.m. the second Monday of the month. Meetings include a short business meeting, followed by a program featuring entertainment, education or current issues.

• Senior Rights Assistance: The third Wednesday of the month. Answers to insurance questions offered by appointment only.

• Senior Lunch: Noon Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays. Cost: $3 donation.

• Birthday Party: The third Wednesday of the month. The Senior Program buys lunch for registered seniors with birthdays. Call the center for details.


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