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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, or

Blood drives

Puget Sound Blood Center: 1-7 p.m. April 16 at Cornerstone United Methodist Church, 20730 S.E. 272nd St., Covington; 9 a.m.-3 p.m. April 26 at Safeway, 26916 Maple Valley Highway, Maple Valley. For Puget Sound Blood Center. 800-398-7888 or


Tahoma Learning Community Father/Daughter Ball: 6:30-9:30 p.m. April 19. Features music, dancing and refreshments. Cost: $45 per dad-daughter couple; $10 per additional daughter. Tahoma High School, 18200 SE. 240th St. 425-413-3405.

Toddler Time: 9:30-11:30 a.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays at 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. 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.


Tahoma Cooperative Preschool Fiesta Family Night and Silent Auction: 6-9 p.m. May 3. Features taco bar, children’s crafts, entertainment by Musically Minded, auction items and more. Cost: $5. Greater Maple Valley Community Center, 22010 S.E. 248th St., Maple Valley. 425-584-7776.


“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

Life Nutrition NW Workshop: 4-5 p.m. Thursdays through 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.

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, or

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

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,

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


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 SE. 272nd St. 253-631-6117 or

Covington Days Committee: 1:30 p.m. April 25; May 2 and 23; June 13 and 27; and July 11, 18 and 22. Volunteers welcome. Covington City Hall, 16720 SE. 271st St.

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.

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 TuesPFLAG: 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.

Kiwanis Club of the Foothills: Noon Tuesdays. Covington City Hall, 16720 S.E. 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.

Maple Valley-Black Diamond Chamber of Commerce: Membership meeting, April 16, 11:30 a.m., Lake Wilderness Lodge. Information: 425-432-0222,

Maple Valley Creative Arts Council: 6 p.m. the third Thursday of the month. 23905 S.E. Kent-Kangley Road, Suite 2, Maple Valley. or

Maple Valley Library Guild: 7 p.m. the first Wednesday of each month. New members are welcome. Library meeting room, 21844 S.E. 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, or

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

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

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. Topics: April 19, “Lineage Societies.” First Baptist Church of Kent, 11420 S.E. 248th St. 206-948-4286 or

Spirit Song Flute Circle: 7-9 p.m. the first Thursday of the month. Free lessons: 6:30 p.m. Play, listen to and experience Native American style flutes. Cost: Free, donations welcome. St. George Episcopal Church, 24219 Witte Road SE., Maple Valley. 206-818-0549.


Tahoma Senior High Class of 1998 Reunion: 7 p.m. July 19 at Snoqualmie Pass. Class members asked to register via e-mail, and to pass on the information to other classmates.

Kent-Meridian High School Class of 1968 40th Class Reunion: Sept. 13. Fairwood Golf and County Club, 17070 140th Ave. S.E., Renton.


Cornerstone United Methodist Church Silver Servants: Noon April 19. Luncheon open to all seniors. Cost: $5; advance registration recommended. Rooter’s Barbeque, 29030 216th Ave. S.E., Black Diamond. 360-886-2246.

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

• 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.

• Birthday Day: April 17. Free lunch for April birthdays.

• Reiki Wellness Clinic: 1-5 p.m. April 17. Cost: $15 donation. Call for appointments.

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

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

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

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