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INTRODUCTION 5

Free or low-cost ongoing activities for toddlers to 19 years

LETTER FROM MAYOR SUZETTE COOKE

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Discover Kent

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GETTING STARTED COUNCIL PRESIDENT DENNIS HIGGINS

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KENT AREA SCHOOLS

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Kent’s diverse schools are an excellent place to learn

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STAYING IN TOUCH Emergency response system in Kent

CORNUCOPIA DAYS

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Family fun in Kent

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SEATTLE THUNDERBIRDS Western Hockey League play at the ShoWare Center

Welcome to the community

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EAST HILL BOXING CLUB Youth activity at Phoenix Academy

Phone numbers and websites to help get you settled

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PARKS AND FACILITIES Kent’s large park system includes opportunities for everyone to get outside

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YOUTH ACTIVITIES

A RICH HISTORY The Kent Historical Museum

SENIOR ACTIVITIES

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Ongoing activities for those ages 50 and over.

MONTH BY MONTH Activities in Kent by month

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2012 KENT RESIDENTS’ GUIDE The Kent Residents’ Guide is a special section published by the Kent Reporter. Extra copies are available at City Hall, Kent Chamber of Commerce and local libraries.

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Discover Kent - a great city hether its outdoor activ- ball, swimming and fishing to ities, performing arts, name a few. Our residents can also ensports or shopping you enjoy; residents can “Find it in joy participating in the arts, both performing and fine arts, Kent”! through programs ofKent is also home to fered through Kent’s vibrant neighborhoods Parks and Recreation that provide residents Department. And our with housing choices to walking/hiking/biking complement their lifetrail system crisscrossstyles. es the Valley adjacent Become familiar with to wetlands, along the our great city by tourMayor Suzette Cooke Green River or through ing the city’s web site at our many parks. KentWA.gov. There you Another venue in will find a host of civic activities, public meetings and Kent that offers a variety of a plethora of information about fun events is ShoWare Center, city services and upcoming home to the Western Hockey League’s Seattle Thunderbirds. community events. With our variety of weather, The Birds’ schedule and other you can find an activity that events can be found at ShoWwill help you stay mentally and areCenter.com. Are you a shopper? Look no physically healthy: golf, soccer, bowling, bicycling, hiking, soft- further. There’s a lot of entic-

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ing retail activity on the East Hill and Meridian areas, while the West Hill retail area hosts Lowe’s and Fred Meyer. Those looking for an international flair will enjoy the Great Wall Mall at the north end of the Kent Valley which attracts people from throughout King and Pierce counties. Of course there’s downtown – most notable is Kent Station, a convenient gathering place for friends and family. With stylish clothing boutiques, theaters, dining options and college classes, people come from all over the Puget Sound to visit. Located on James Street and Fourth Avenue, Kent Station has made our city a destination for residents, shoppers, students and tourists alike. Visitors can’t come to Kent without taking the time to

explore our historic district. Whether having a delicious meal at one of several restaurants, or taking in the quaint shops, historic downtown is sure to delight. Don’t miss it! Kent’s strength in manufacturing, warehouse and distribution continues to make this area the “powerhouse” of south King County. When you consider the major businesses that call Kent home, such as REI and Starbucks Roasting Plant, we can appreciate the variety of high-quality employment opportunities available to Kent residents. I hope you enjoy “Finding it in Kent” and as your mayor, I am proud and honored to work with you. Mayor Suzette Cooke

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GETTING STARTED INFORMATION TO GET YOU SETTLED EMERGENCY: 911

VOTER REGISTRATION

Tip Line (for crimes not currently in progress): 253-856-5800

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UTILITIES Centennial Building, 400 West Gowe, Ste 122 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday-Friday (253) 856-5201/Finance@kentwa.gov

POST OFFICES WASTE DISPOSAL If you do not currently receive garbage and/ or recycling service, please contact Allied Waste at 253-872-7220 to establish service.

LICENSES & PERMITS Kent Licensing Agency Inc: 331 Washington Ave S. 253-852-3110 Monday - Friday 7:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.; Saturday 8:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Valley Vehicle Licensing: 27331 172nd Ave SE, Ste 116 253-630-7090 Mon, Tues, Thurs, Fri, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.; Wednesday, 9 a.m. to 7 p.m.; Saturday, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Department of Licensing Office: 25410 74th Ave S. 253-872-6019 Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.; Thursday 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.; Saturday 8 a.m. to noon

Vehicle Emissions Testing 3002 A St SE Auburn, 98002 253-939-1225

Downtown: 216 W Gowe St. Monday - Friday 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. East Hill: 10612 SE 240th St. Monday - Friday 8:30 a.m. to 6 p.m.; Saturday 8:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. Midway: 23418 Pacific Highway S. Monday - Friday 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Public Transit King County Metro: http://tripplanner.kingcounty. gov or call 206-553-3000 Sound Transit buses & Sounder Commuter Rail: www.soundtransit.org Local Shuttle Services Circulating Shuttle: Free shuttle serving Downtown Kent & Kent East Hill Monday to Saturday. More info: http://metro.kingcounty.gov or 206-553-3000 Commuter Shuttle: Links Sounder rail with Kent Valley businesses. 918 is the route number for the Commuter Shuttle. http://metro.kingcounty.gov or 206-5533000

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For a list of accepted materials and quantity limits and restrictions, call the Household Hazards Line at 206-296-4692. Seattle South Transfer Station: 8105 5th Ave. S. (south of the First Ave. S. Bridge), Seattle Hours: Thursday, Friday and Saturday, 9:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Auburn SuperMall: Northwest corner, 1101 SuperMall Way, Auburn Hours: 1st and 3rd full* (Friday, Saturday and Sunday) weekends, 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. *If the 1st is a Saturday or Sunday, the Wastemobile will not be operating

TRANSPORTATION

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CRISIS LINES 24 hour Crisis Line: 425-656-7867 Consejo Counseling: 206-461-4480

DOMESTIC VIOLENCE HELP Washington State Domestic Violence Hotline: 1-800-562-6025 (voice/TTY) YWCA Domestic Violence Advocacy line   FYU

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CITY COUNCIL There are seven City Council members, each elected to four-year terms. Their terms are staggered, with elections held every odd-numbered year. Meetings are the first and third Tuesdays of each month at 7 QNFYDFQUJO%FDFNCFS XIFOUIF$PVODJM meets on the second Tuesday of the month. The first meetings of the month in August and November are held at 5 p.m.


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Welcome to our Kent community In a recent retreat, the Kent n behalf of my colleagues on the Kent City Council, City Council established a viI would like to extend to sion for our city: “Kent is a you a warm welcome! We hope safe, connected and beautiful city; culturally vibrant you will find, as we have, with richly diverse urban that our city is a rewardcenters.” This vision is ing and dynamic place already a good descripin which to raise a famtion of our city. We are ily and grow a business. committed to maintainThank you for considing and growing our ering Kent for the next excellent transportachapter in your life. Dennis Higgins tion network, parks and Some of us on the recreation system and council have lived in Kent our entire lives, attended police department. The mayor our high schools, raised chil- and the City Council are also dren here and run successful working diligently together to businesses. Others of us are ensure that Kent embraces its more recent arrivals, attracted role as the economic hub of by the excellent schools, the af- south King County. We are very proud of the fordable cost of living and the rich diversity of experiences in people from around the country Kent. All of us agree that Kent and around the world who enprovides an environment unique rich our city through their train the greater Seattle area for ditions, churches, languages, and participation in Kent’s civic pursuing the American dream.

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Lauren Vermilion, Miss Cornucopia 2010 crowns Tina Chen as 2011 Miss Cornucopia. CHARLES CORTES, Kent Reporter life. The Kent International Festival, held every June, gives our entire community an opportunity to experience the wonderful cultures of our neighbors. Kent Cornucopia Days, put on every July by our Lions Club, is the ultimate celebration of our traditions and of our future. You will also find a vibrant business sector that can provide your every possible retail and service need. Kent sits at the center of the fourth-largest manufacturing and warehousing district in the United States,

and is one of the main employment and economic centers of the Puget Sound region. If you can’t “find it in Kent,” you won’t find it anywhere! Thank you once again for considering Kent. Please experience our hospitality and exciting attractions, and please take advantage of all the assistance that the city and community will provide you as you begin your new journey. Welcome! Dennis Higgins Council President

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School Messenger makes the call School Messenger is also designed to determine what a This year, Kent School Dis- child’s home language is. “We need this because our trict staff found a fast way to connect with parents during school district is so diverse,” Halliday said. “The two main school emergencies. A new phone messaging sys- languages spoken are Engtem called School Messenger lish and Spanish, so it was allows staff to send recorded important to us to offer those messages to parents’ cell- languages in order for our parphone numbers, alerting them ents to understand completely what is going on.” to a situation occurring at The system is the their child’s school. quickest way district “Technology is beSCHOOL staff can communicate coming a bigger and with parents. bigger factor these “We have always days, so the mesdone our best to commusenger is a useful tool nicate with parents whenevfor our school district to have,” said Mike Halliday, dis- er things occur and things just trict spokesperson.”Most par- happen so quickly there are ents or guardians have mobile lots of deacons to be made,” phones and it’s important we Halliday said. “A child’s safety have the functionality to in- is our main priority; this sysform them about emergency tem allows us to communicate situations through the devise with their parents in a way that is faster than posting somethey use the most.” By Sarah Kehoe

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thing on our website.” The new feature was tested this month when district officials locked down Kent-Meridian High School for about 30 minutes Oct. 8, after hearing a report of a man carrying a gun near French Field, the stadium next to the school. The incident turned out to be a false report. “We were able to send a phone message out to our parents, alerting them of the situation and describing how we were handling it,” Halliday said. “Everything worked out well. We like to let our parents know about things like this, especially because the kids will probably be going home and talking about what happened at school.” The system means parents don’t have to contact the school district for answers. “We have around 2,000 students at some of our schools, so if we had to just rely on the phone to communicate, it would take much longer to talk to our parents,” Halliday said. “I think this system helps because it answers their questions right away so they don’t feel they need to search to find answers about what is going on with their child. However, we are pleased to be around to answer any questions parents have for us if they’d like to call.”

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Crestwood

Meadow Ridge

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Kent Mountain View Academy

25225 180th Ave SE, Covington

27710 108th Ave SE

22300 132nd Ave SE

22420 Military Road S., Des Moines

George T. Daniel

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Millennium

Cedar Heights

11310 SE 248th St.

East Hill 9825 S. 240th St.

Emerald Park 11800 S.E. 216th St.

Fairwood 16600 148th Ave SE, Renton

Glenridge 19405 120th Ave SE, Renton

Grass Lake 28700 191st Place SE

Horizon

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11919 SE 270th St.

19640 SE 272nd St., Covington

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Mattson

6300 S. 236th St.

16400 SE 251st St., Covington

Panther Lake

Meeker

10200 SE 216th St.

12600 SE 192nd St., Renton

Park Orchard

Meridian

11010 SE 232nd St.

25621 140th Ave SE

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27825 118th Ave SE

620 N. Central Ave.

Ridgewood

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18030 162nd Place SE, Renton

27641 144th Ave SE

Jenkins Creek 26915 186th Ave SE, Covington

Kent 24700 64th Ave S

Lake Youngs 19660 142nd Ave SE

Martin Sortun

11000 SE 264th St.

17007 SE 184th St., Renton

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HIGH SCHOOLS

Scenic Hill

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SENIOR ACTIVITIES KENT SENIOR ACTIVITY CENTER 600 East Smith St. 253-856-5150 M–F: 8:30 am–4:30 pm* *Extended hours Tuesday to 9:45 pm Wednesday to 9 pm

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Fridays, 7- 9 pm. Kent Commons. Studio 315 is a social club with activities including dances, talent shows, casino nights and holiday parties. Registration required.

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Monthly meetings are held at the Kent Senior Activity Center (600 E. Smith St.) the 3rd Thursday of each month, from 10:00 a.m. until noon. For more information, please contact Lisa Boon at (253) 630-1722.

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Offering support and education for anyone who has or is involved with someone who has a mental illness; meetings are held on the 2nd and 4th Tuesdays of each month from 6:30–8:30 p.m. at the Alliance Center (515 W. Harrison St.). For more information call (253) 854-6264.

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Friday, Feb. 24, 6 - 9:30 pm. ShoWare Center 625 W James St. Admission is free.

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MERIDIAN MIDDLE SCHOOL LATE NIGHT 23480 120th Ave. SE. 253.856.5030. www.kentteens.com or facebook.com/KentTeens Free late night program on Tuesday nights, 5:30 - 9:00 pm, for teens 7th grade - 19 years old. Must have valid, approved ID to enter. Closed on school holidays.

TOTEM MIDDLE SCHOOL LATE NIGHT 26630 40th Ave. South. 253.856.5030. www.kentteens.com or facebook.com/KentTeens Free late night program on Friday nights, 5:30 - 9:30 pm, for teens 6th grade - 9th grade. Must have valid, approved ID to enter.

KENT PARKS COMMUNITY CENTER 11000 SE 264th St. (inside Kent Phoenix Academy) Monday - Thursday: 4:30 - 9 pm Friday: 4:30 - 9:45 pm Saturday, 5:30 - 9:45 pm There is always something fun going on at the Kent Parks Community Center for teens between the 7th grade and 19 years of age! ID is

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INDOOR PARK Ages 10 months - 4½ years Indoor Park is a traditional outdoor playground brought inside. On Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday mornings. Play with toys, balls, and other playground type equipment in a dry and safe environment. Parents are required to supervise their own children at all times (maximum of 3 children per adult) Cost is $2.00 per visit and $1.00 each additional child as the "drop in fee" or buy a 10-visit pass for $15.00. Call for more information, (253) 856-5000.Schedule: Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday, 9:30 - 11 am. No indoor park April 10-12.

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PARKS & FACILITIES EXPLORE THE KENT PARK SYSTEM TO REALLY GET MOVING! SKATE PARKS Arbor Heights Park 360: 11525 SE 240th St. Kent Lions Skate Park in downtown Kent: W. Smith and Interurban Trail West Hill Skate Park: 42nd Ave. S. and Reith Road

OFF LEASH DOG PARKS Grandview Off-Leash Area (OLA), SeaTac (37.7 acres): S. 228th Street and Military Road S., SeaTac Morrill Meadows Off-leash Dog Park (3.5 acres): 10808 SE 248th St.

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Green River Trail: 10.46 miles one way Interurban Trail: 6.10 miles Lake Fenwick Trail: 1.09 miles Morrill Meadows Park Trail: .25 miles wooded trail, .25 mile meadow trail Clark Lake Park: (additional sections under development) - 1.86 miles Pine Tree Park (Loop): .40 mile Springwood Park (Loop): .41 miles West Fenwick Park: Lower trial (loop) .30 miles/Upper trail (round trip from lower loop) .44 miles

VALLEY PARKS Anderson Greenbelt: South 259th Street at approximately 80th Avenue South Anderson Park: Russell Road, south of S 212th St Borden Playfields: James Street and Fourth Ave N. Briscoe Park: South 190th Street on the east side of Green River Burlington Green: W. Meeker St & Railroad Ave. N.

Campus Park: Canyon Drive and S 252nd St Castlereagh Sister City Park: W Meeker and Railroad Ave N Cottonwood Grove Park: Between Frager Rd and Green River (approximately South 238th) Commons Playfields: James St and Fifth Ave N First Avenue Park: 219 First Ave S Foster Park: S 259th St and 74th Ave S Gowe Street Mini-park: Kennebeck Ave & Titus St Green River Natural Resources Area: West of 64th Ave S between S 228th and S 212th Ikuta Greenbelt: 19001 84th Ave S Kaibara Park: First Ave between W Smith and W Meeker streets Kent Memorial Park: 850 Central Ave N Kent Rotary Downtown Basketball Ct: W James St and Interurban Trail Kherson Park: Second Ave S and West Gowe St Kiwanis Tot Lots: First Ave S and W Crow St; Second Ave N and W Cloudy St; Alexander St between E Chicago and East Seattle; Fifth Ave S and W Crow St Mill Creek Earthworks Park: 742 E Titus St Naden RV Park: Naden Ave S, South of W Meeker Old Fishing Hole: Frager Rd, South of W Meeker Riverbend Golf Complex: 2019 W Meeker St Riverview Park: Hawley Rd at approx. S 255th St Rosebed Park: First Ave between W Gowe and W Meeker Russell Road Park: 24400 Russell Road Springbrook Greenbelt: S 180th St, East of Milwaukee RR Titus Railroad Park: First Ave S and Titus St Uplands Playfields: W Meeker St and Sixth Ave N Valley Floor Community Park: 21601 Frager Rd S Van Doren’s Landing Park: 21861 Russell Road Willis Street Greenbelt: 4th Ave S and Willis St Yangzhou Park: Railroad Ave N and W Smith St

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East Hill boxing club

West Hill Park: Military Road and South 244th St (undeveloped)

Activity began in fall 2011; youth work out each week at Kent Phoenix Academy

PARK RENTAL FACILITIES Reservations start Feb. 6. Call the city at 253-856-5000 for rental information.

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he club was started in September 2011. It is open to kids 10 to 18. It was established to have a positive after school activity for young people to engage in. It teaches the sweet science of boxing, discipline, positive role modeling and great conditioning for the mind and body. We also are trying to teach leadership and join together with the families of the boxers developing a sense of community and pride for Kent. We are in the beginning stages of our gym development and now have five heavy bags and one speed bag and are working to get a training ring. You are required to join USA Boxing which costs $60 and buy hand wraps and gloves. Scholarships are available. We practice four nights a week at the Kent Phoenix Academy weight room gym at 11000 S.E. 264th St. Kent

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Kent East Hill Kids (Police Action League) Boxing Club at the Phoenix Academy offers after school activities for youths. 98030. We will be engaging with other clubs in the area when we feel the kids are ready to compete in tournaments. We are partners with the city of Kent Parks and Recreation, the Kent School District, Project U(th) and many others. At present we have kids of all ages and background. We are excited to be in Kent to help build “healthy communities.�

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The Seattle Thunderbirds play in the Western Hockey League, which has 22 teams, divided into two 5-team divisions (U.S., B.C.) and two 6-team divisions (East and Central). Thunderbird players must attend high school until they graduate grade 12. Players that have graduated are encouraged to attend local community college, such

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Staying in touch for safety in Kent By Sarah Kehoe The city of Kent staff wants residents and vistors to know about emergency response systems available to them. The city and King County each have phone and email messaging systems available for the public to sign up for. People on the list receive messages from the county and city warning communities about emergencies including storms, high traffic, tornados and flooding. “These are great systems to have because people can be prepared or act quickly in response to an emergency in their area,” said Michelle Wilmot, community and public affairs for the city. “We really encourage people to sign up for these because they can be alerted to situations wherever

the county. Residents can sign up for it at rpin.org. Another system covering all of King County is metro. kingcounty.gov/. This network shoots email or phone messengers to its users to alert them about emergency situations happening within the county. “People should know that these system’s don’t abuse their customers,” Wilmot said. “Messages are sent out only when there is a serious emergency and when people give out their information, it is confidential, so there is no need to worry about any spam.” In addition to these resources, the city updates its website to inform residents of emergencies occurring around the area. There is a City of Kent Comprehensive Emergency Management Plan, intended

they are.” The city has Code Red, a reverse 9-1-1 network their emergency management division uses to notify people of impending emergencies. Prerecorded messages hit the number or email given by a resident when they sign up at kentcodered.com. “What it allows us to do is make tens of thousands of calls per minute,” Wilmot said. “We’ve used it before in a flooding event and got a great response from the users.” Residents battling traffic or worried about impending snow, can sign up to receive email notifications about road conditions at drivekent.com. The county has a similar system to Drive Kent called Regional Public Information Network, which alerts users to road conditions all across

to provide a framework for responses during disasters of any kind. “Residents should know that in many cases, it is okay to call 9-1-1,” Wilmot said. “You don’t have to wait for a life or death situation to call, you can call during an emergency.” Examples of applicable situations include a major traffic accident, a tree falling onto a home and a person in a neighborhood that seems suspicious. “It’s always better to be safe than sorry,” Wilmot said. “An emergency never happens at a convenient time, so it’s important to use all the resources you can to prevent one.” For more information, visit www.kentwa.gov/ or call city staff at 253-8565200.

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A rich history comes to life uring the last part of the 19th century and the first part of the 20th, Railroad Avenue was the center of business. The top photo dates from about 1914, the photo may be dated by the poster advertising the movie being shown. This is Kent's first theater. Berlin Brothers had a general merchandise store on the corner of Meeker and Railroad Avenues. The Kent Historical Museum Hours are Tuesday-Saturday noon to 4 p.m. and also upon request. The museum is located in the historic Bereiter House at 855 E. Smith St., near the heart of Downtown Kent. Parking is available behind the house off East Temperance Street. The Greater Kent Historical Society (GKHS) is a nonprofit organization in the state of Washington that promotes the discovery, preservation and dissemination of knowledge about the history of the greater Kent area. The Kent Historical Museum website is kenthistoricalmuseum. org and the phone number is (253) 854-4330

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GREEN RIVER GLASS SHOW AND SALE

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June-September Saturdays, 9:00am-2:00pm Location: Near the intersection of 2nd Avenue and Smith Street in Downtown Kent. Buy produce directly from local farmers.

March 12-23 Centennial Center Gallery, Downtown Kent & Kent Station Highlights the creativity of over 450 students from the Kent School District.

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Town Square Plaza 2nd Avenue & Harrison Street Outdoor movies in downtown Kent. Movies are screened annually in August.

Music, dance, theater and family entertainment are all featured in this stellar program. Occurs annually, September through April. Visit www.kentarts.com for complete information.

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Saturday, February 25 Kent Commons There will be 35 vendors with 200 tables of glass, china, pottery, jewelry & miscellaneous collectibles from early to mid-20th Century for sale. Glass repair is available on site. Free parking. Admission $3, with proceeds to benefit local chapters of Alzheimer’s Association, Arthritis Foundation & Salvation Army. For additional info, call (253) 852-5250.

Saturday, March 3 Kent Commons 525 Fourth Avenue North Cost: $10 admission for kids; adults and children 2 years old and younger are free. All hands-on projects are free with admission!

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