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Auctions

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 info@covingtonchamber.org.

Blood drives

Puget Sound Blood Center: 9 a.m.-3 p.m. April 26 at Safeway, 26916 Maple Valley Highway, Maple Valley. Information: 800-398-7888 or www.psbc.org.

Children/Families

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 S.E. 240th St., Covington. 425-413-3405.

Fund-raisers

Relay for Life fundraiser car wash: 10 a.m.-4 p.m. April 19. Proceeds benefit the American Cancer Society Relay for Life of Kent. Presented by Prudential’s Aggressive Cancer Kickers. Arco, 10402 S.E. 256th St., Kent. 253-630-1828 or 253-569-1058.

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.

“Great Expectations” dinner and auction: 6 p.m. June 6. Features auction items donated by local businesses. Presented by the Rotary Club of Covington. Cost: $60. Meridian Valley Country Club, 24830 136th Ave. S.E.. 253-634-9238.

Libraries

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

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

• Young Readers Lunch Book Bunch: 12:30 p.m. April 26. Topic: “Fly Guy Stories” by Tedd Arnold. Bring a sack lunch.

Maple Valley Library, 21844 S.E. 248th St. 425-432-4620 or www.kcls.org. Library events include:

• Game On!: 4 p.m. April 24 and May 22. Teens can play video games.

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

Seniors

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:

• Root Beer Float Day: April 22.

• Nutrition lunch: Noon Mondays-Tuesdays and Thursdays. Social hour starts at 11 a.m. Cost: $3 donation.

• Blood pressure checks: 11:30 a.m.-noon Thursdays.

• Games: 10 a.m. and 1 p.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays.

• Adult Day Health: 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Fridays. Caregivers can bring seniors 55 and older for activities, lunch and companionship. Cost: $3 donation for meal.

• Meals on Wheels: Senior Services’ program offers home-delivered meals to home-bound seniors. Cost: $3. Call for details.

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

• 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, and April 30-June 4. Cost: $65.

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

• Senior trips: 9:30 a.m. May 6, Lakewood Gardens. Cost: $10, plus $3 admission and lunch. • 10 a.m. May 27, Chocolate 101 at Dawn’s Candy & Cake Supply in Lynnwood. Cost: $10, plus $15 for class and lunch. Trips leave from the senior center.

• “The Ins and Outs of Reverse Mortgages”: 1 p.m. May 14. Speaker: Rod Halverson of Cedar River Mortgage.

• 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.

• Meals on Wheels: Senior Services’ program offers home-delivered meals to home-bound seniors. Call for details.


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