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May Day Madness Dinner and Auction: 6-10 p.m. May 1. Auction items include hot air balloon and flight simulator rides. Sponsored by the Covington Chamber of Commerce. Cost: $50 per person; reservations required. Meridian Valley Country Club, 24830 136th Ave. S.E., Kent. 253-631-6117, www.covingtonchamber.org or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Puget Sound Blood Center: 9 a.m.-3 p.m. April 26 at Safeway, 26916 Maple Valley Highway, Maple Valley. 800-398-7888 or www.psbc.org.
“America’s Boating Course”: 7-9 p.m. April 28 and May 1, 5 and 8. Boating safety course offered by the U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary through the Tahoma Learning Community. Course satisfies the state’s new boater education requirements. Cost: $5, plus $25 materials and testing fee. Registration required. Call for details, location. 425-413-3405.
Toddler Time: 9:30-11:30 a.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays at the Greater Maple Valley Community Center, 22010 S.E. 248th St., Maple Valley; 9:30-11:30 a.m. Mondays and Fridays at Gracie Hansen, next to Ravensdale Park. 425-432-1272.
Black Diamond Community Center, 31605 Third Ave. Center offers a variety of youth programs, including:
• Before and After School Kids (BASK): 6-8:45 a.m. and 3-6:30 p.m. weekdays. Childcare program for kindergarten-sixth grade. Cost: $3.75-$8 per session. Discounts available. Details: 360-886-9844 or 360-802-7587.
• Creative movement and dance: 3:45-6 p.m. Tuesdays. Open to ages 4-9. Cost: $25 per month. Details: 360-886-1011.
• Get on Track (GOT): 5:30-7 p.m. Wednesdays. Open to students ages 13-17 who are in danger of entering the Juvenile Justice System. A session qualifies as 1.5 hours community service. Interview required. Call 360-886-9844.
• Tutoring: 6-9 p.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays. 360-886-1011.
Covington Chamber of Commerce: Membership luncheon: 11:45 a.m. the second Thursday of the month. Networking breakfast: 8 a.m. the third Wednesday of the month. Radcliffe Place, 13510 S.E. 272nd St., Kent. 253-631-6117 or www.covingtonchamber.org.
Covington Lions Club: Noon the first Tuesday of each month; 7 p.m. the third Tuesday of each month. MultiCare Clinic, 17700 SE. 272nd St. 425-432-1598 or 425-432-1087.
Covington Rotary Club: Noon Fridays. Covington City Hall, 16720 S.E. 271st St. www.covingtonrotary.org.
Fibromyalgia Support Group: 6:55-8:30 p.m. the fourth Tuesday of the month. Group features faith-based, positive atmosphere and much more. Alliance Bible Church, 19320 S.E. 240th St., Covington. 425-432-2546 or 425-360-0597.
Friends of the Black Diamond Library: 7 p.m. the third Wednesday of the month. New members welcome. Baker Street Books, 32709 Railroad Ave., Black Diamond. 360-886-1105.
Friends of the Covington Library: 7:30 p.m. the first Tuesday of the month. Covington Library meeting room, 27100 164th Ave. S.E.
Kent Guild, Children’s Hospital and Regional Medical Center: Noon the third Friday of the month. Luncheon in members’ homes. New members welcome to join volunteer group raising funds for uncompensated care. Call for location. 253-852-7390.
Kiwanis Club of the Foothills: Noon Tuesdays. Covington City Hall, 16720 SE. 271st St. 253-856-4482.
Maple Valley Amateur Radio Club: 10 a.m. the fourth Saturday of the month, except July-August and November-December. Club provides emergency communications for Southeast King County. Maple Valley Fire Station No. 81, 22225 S.E. 231st St., Maple Valley. www.kc7key.org.
Maple Valley-Black Diamond Chamber of Commerce: Information: 425-432-0222, www.maplevalley.org
Maple Valley Creative Arts Council: 6 p.m. the third Thursday of the month. 23905 SE. Kent-Kangley Road, Maple Valley. MVCAC@comcast.net or www.maplevalleyarts.com.
Maple Valley Library Guild: 7 p.m. the first Wednesday of each month. New members are welcome. Library, 21844 SE. 248th St.
Maple Valley Luna Moms Club: Friendly group of moms with children of varying ages. Activities include playgroups, book club, moms’ night out, walks and more. Call or e-mail for details. 800-569-1624, www.moms.meetup.com/2012 or email@example.com.
Maple Valley MOMS Club: 10:30 a.m. the second Thursday of the month. Group activities include speakers, playgroups, seasonal parties and special activities for mothers and their children. Light of Life Church, 28525 216th Ave. S.E., Maple Valley. 360-886-1934.
Maple Valley Rotary Club: 7:15 a.m. Fridays. Henry’s Switch Restaurant, 25400 Witte Road S.E., Maple Valley. 425-432-1912 or http://rotary5030.org/maplevalley.
MOPS Kent-Covington: 9:15-11:30 a.m. the second and fourth Tuesdays of the month, September through May. Faith Baptist Church, 25636 140th Ave. S.E., Kent. 253-631-0990 or www.fbcmops.org.
Newcomers and New Friends of Greater Seattle: The second Wednesday of the month. Lunch meetings held at various locations throughout the Puget Sound. Call for details. 425-778-8608 or www.seattlenewcomers.com.
Rainier Audubon Society: 7 p.m. the third Monday of the month. Federal Way United Methodist Church, 29645 51st Ave. S., Auburn. 253-854-3207.
PFLAG: 7 p.m. the first Wednesday of the month. Parents, Families and Friends of Lesbians and Gays (PFLAG) is open to anyone having issues about acceptance of a gay or lesbian loved one, or oneself. Meetings are confidential. Group is not associated with any religious organizations. St. Luke’s Episcopal Church, 99 Wells Ave. S., Renton. 425-235-4139.
Retired RV owners: Local group of Good Sam RV enthusiasts welcomes new members. Group travels to nearby RV parks a few days a month for sightseeing, games, dinners and fellowship. Monthly meetings take place at the Auburn Library, 1102 Auburn Way S. 253-854-5226 or 253-852-3927.
Rotary Club of Covington: Noon Fridays. Covington City Hall, 16720 S.E. 271st St., Covington.
Solo Squares Club: Square dances: 7-9 p.m. the first and third Sundays of the month. Cedar Grange, 22531 S.E. 218th St., Maple Valley. 206-525-2198.
South King County Genealogical Society: 10 a.m. the third Saturday of the month. First Baptist Church of Kent, 11420 S.E. 248th St. 206-948-4286 or www.skcgs.org.
Spirit Song Flute Circle: 7-9 p.m. the first Thursday of the month. Free lessons: 6:30 p.m. An accepting place to play, listen, experience and grow together with Native American style flutes. Cost: Free, donations welcome. St. George Episcopal Church, 24219 Witte Road S.E., Maple Valley. 206-818-0549.
Valley Mothers of Multiples Club: 7 p.m. the third Thursday of the month, September-June. Club is a nonprofit organization providing a network of support, resources and social activities for parents or guardians of twins and higher order multiples. First Christian Church of Kent, 11717 S.E. 240th St. 253-796-0786 or www.valleymothersofmultiplesclub.org.
Covington Domestic Violence Task Force: Noon-1 p.m. the second Thursday of the month. Covington City Hall, 16720 S.E. 271st St., Suite 100. 253-638-1110, ext. 2237.
Covington Arts Commission: 6:30 p.m. the second Thursday of the month. Council Chambers at Covington City Hall, 16720 S.E. 271st St. Agendas are available online: 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 online: www.ci.covington.wa.us.
Covington Economic Development Council: 6 p.m. the fourth Thursday of the month. Covington City Hall, 16720 SE. 271st St.