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“Solutions Through Purpose”: 7 p.m. May 8. Community meeting to help reduce student alcohol and substance abuse. All are welcome. Maple Valley Community Center, 22010 S.E. 248th St. 425-891-0603.


Maple Valley Pony League food drive: 9 a.m.-1 p.m. May 10 and 17. Donors can bring non-perishable food for Maple Valley Food Bank and Black Diamond Community Center. Black Diamond baseball field.

Military care package donations: Noon-5 p.m. May 10. Contributors of 10 or more items can get a 10-percent discount on tattoo. Suggested donation list available on Web site. Sponsored by the Pinup Angels. Maple Valley Tattoo, 23220 Maple Valley Hwy. SE.

Kentwood Band Boosters garage sale: 9 a.m.-3 p.m. May 17. Proceeds go toward band competitions, contest fees and other program costs. Kentwood High School, 25800 164th Ave. SE.

“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. SE. 253-634-9238.


Soos Creek spring restoration event: 9 a.m.-2 p.m. May 17. Volunteers welcome. Bring sack lunch, work clothes, gloves and boots. Tools and snacks provided. Meet at trail head, near the corner of 148th Avenue Southeast and Southeast 266th Street. 253-639-3862 or


Stroller Strides: 9 a.m. May 7, One Year Anniversary Party. Cost: Free. Classes are 9:30 a.m. Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays. Lake Wilderness Park, Maple Valley. 800-569-1624,

“Healthy and Lean” seminars: 6:30-8 p.m. May 12. Informational seminar for those interested in the six-week health education and support program. Cost: Free. Kent Commons Millcreek Room, 525 Fourth Ave. N., Kent. 253-859-1311 or 419-306-1264.

“Kick It to the Core” training: 11 a.m. Thursdays through 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: 6-7 p.m. Thursdays through June 26. Topics: May 8, “Increase Metabolism Naturally.” Drop-ins welcome. Cost: $5 per class. Kent Senior Activity Center, 600 E. Smith St. 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.

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


Black Diamond Library, 24301 Roberts Drive. 360-886-1105 or Library events include:

• New library opening celebration: 10 a.m. May 19. Library will relocate to the new building at 24707 Roberts Drive.

• 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: May 27, “Beetles Lightly Toasted” by Phyllis Reynolds Naylor.

• Story times: Library offers story times for children and families. Call for details.

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

• Covi Adult Book Group: 2 p.m. May 8. Topic: “The Sea” by John Banville.

• Songwriting Workshop: 1 p.m. May 10. Help to complete and perform an original song that will be recorded by Levi Burke.

• Covington Grass: 7 p.m. May 12. Bluegrass concert open to all ages.

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