Covington Community Calendar

A listing of community events in the Covington area.

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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 Community Center, 27132 S.E. Ravensdale Way, Ravensdale. 425-432-1272.

Black Diamond Community Center, 31605 Third Ave. Center offers a variety of youth programs, including:

• Before and After School Kids Summer Childcare: 6 a.m.-6:30 p.m. weekdays. Summer childcare program for kindergarten-sixth grade. Cost: $3.75-$8 per 3-hour session. Discounts available. Details: 360-886-9844 or 360-802-7587.

• Creative movement and dance: 11 a.m.-noon Tuesdays. Open to ages 3-5. Afternoon classes for older children available at community center. Cost: $25 per month. Black Diamond Gym. 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.


Business Networking International: 12:30-2 p.m. Wednesdays. Networking organization welcomes local entrepreneurs, sales-oriented small-business representatives and others. Only one member allowed per business category. Round Table Pizza, 13036 Kent-Kangley Road, Covington. 253-322-4218. 425-432-7077.

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

Covington Days Festival Committee: 1:30 p.m. June 13 and 27; and July 11, 18 and 22. Volunteers welcome. Covington City Hall, 16720 S.E. 271st St.

Covington Lions Club: Noon the first Tuesday of each month; 7 p.m. the third Tuesday of each month. Covington MultiCare Clinic, 17700 S.E. 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 Tuesday of the month. Covington Library meeting room, 27100 164th Ave. S.E.

Kent Evening Toastmasters: 7 p.m. Wednesdays. Develop public-speaking and leadership skills in a friendly environment. Arbor Village, 24121 116th Ave. S., Kent. 253-854-1312 or

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.253-852-7390.

Kent Lions: 7 p.m. the first and third Tuesdays of the month. Kent group specializes in local youth, families, seniors and veterans, as well as sponsoring Kent Cornucopia Days and the Kent Farmers Market. Golden Steer Rib ‘n Steak House, 23826 104th Ave. S.E., Kent. 253-852-5466, or

Kent-Renton Newcomers Club: Social club welcomes new residents to the area. There is a luncheon the second Wednesday of the month, as well as smaller hobby groups. Call for details. 425-235-1819 or 253-638-0857.

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: Weekly membership meetings at 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, 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, 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. Lake Wilderness Lodge, 22500 S.E. 248th St., Maple Valley. 425-432-1912 or

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

Plateau Area Writers Association: 6:30-8:30 p.m. June 10. Speaker: Avis Adams. All are welcome. Cost: Free. Enumclaw Library, 1700 First St. 360-825-4736.

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.

Renton 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.

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

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.

TV Toastmasters: 10 a.m. the second Saturday of the month. Puget Sound Access, 22412 72nd Ave. S., Building C, Kent. 253-854-1312 or

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 residing in Renton, Kent, Auburn and surrounding areas. First Christian Church of Kent, 11717 S.E. 240th St. 253-796-0786 or

Valley Newcomers: 11:30 a.m. the first Tuesday of the month. Group meets at area restaurants. Call for details, locations. 253-854-1831.

XanGo Business Builders: 7-7:45 p.m. the last Thursday of the month. Participants learn leadership and business building skills to build XanGo businesses. Discuss the Internet and off-line tools, events and programs. 253-856-7734 or e-mail