What's Happening

Summer 2017

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Register online at Rentonwa.gov/CyberSignup | 21 SPECIAL INTEREST r RENTON EMERGENC Y PREPAREDNESS AC ADEMY (REPA) CL ASSES REPA is a partnership between the City of Renton office of Emergency Management, the American Red Cross & Renton Technical College providing courses designed to help people be better prepared and equipped to face any type of emergency. Intro to Amateur (Ham) Radio FREE! Ages 13 and up. Amateur radio, of ten called ham radio, is both a hobby and a ser vice in which par ticipants called 'hams' use various types of radio equip- ment to communicate with other radio amateurs for recreation and public service. This class will cover the basics of amateur radio, including technology, radio etiquette, emer- gency communications, and what to look for when purchasing a radio. You will also learn about the opportunities for putting your radio skills to good use! This class is designed for people who already have their ham radio tech- nician license, but it is not a requirement. This class is held at Renton Fire Station #12 , 1209 Kirkland Ave NE. 59378 Thur May 11 6:00–8:00pm RECS Free Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) Ages 15 and up (Participants aged 15–17 must be accompanied by a parent or guardian.) After a disaster people should be prepared to take care of their own needs for a period of time until help arrives. CERT teaches individu- als how to prepare for a disaster and help their neighbors. Topics covered include personal preparedness, first aid, fire suppression, search and rescue, terrorism, and team organization. Instruction includes a combination of class- room and practical hands-on training. CERT graduates serve as their own 'first responders' during the critical period after a disaster when existing resources may be overwhelmed. This class will be held at Renton Fire Station #14, 1900 Lind Ave SW. 59373 Th/F/Sa Aug 10–Aug 12 8:00am–5:00pm Smith $25R / $30NR Preparedness Made Easy FREE! Ages 18 and up. Does preparing for an emergency seem like a bigger potential disaster than anything mother nature could throw at you? Would you rather face an earthquake than try to figure out what should be in your bug out bag? This class will focus on quick, affordable, and practical ways you can get prepared for emergencies. Come learn some seriously easy steps you can take to get ready for just about anything. Held at Renton Technical College in room C111. 59369 Wed May 17 6:30–7:30pm Smith Free What's In Your First Aid Kit? FREE! Ages 18 and up. Just because you bought a first aid kit doesn't mean you're prepared! The time to crack open your kit and discover it only has old band-aids and wet wipes is NOT when someone needs your help. Come to this show-and-tell style class where we peek into common first aid kits, learn to turn ordinary items into first aid tools, and learn some simple treatment techniques for the items in your kit. Held at Renton Technical College in room C111. 59375 Tue June 13 6:30–8:30pm Kosai Free Wilderness and Remote First Aid Ages 10 and up. Whether you're on a camp- ing trip or the zombie apocalypse has occurred, being prepared for the wilderness is useful for everyone. This two-session class is offered in a partnership with the American Red Cross. Ages 14 and up. Par ticipants must have a current CPR/AED certification. This class will be held at the Renton Community Center, 1715 Maple Valley Hwy. 59371 Sat May 6–May 13 8:30am–5:00pm ARC Staff $110R / $115NR r R E N TO N R OW I N G C E N T E R The Renton Rowing Center, a communit y boathouse of the George Pocock Rowing Foundation, is committed to developing row- ing and paddling opportunities for youth and adults on South Lake Washington. The facility is located at the north end of the Cedar River Trail Park at 1060 Nishiwaki Lane. To register or learn more, visit rentonrowingcenter.org. Summer Rowing Camps This camp is for middle school through high school ages. Participants will have opportuni- ties to sweep row, scull, cox, kayak, and stand up paddle board. Monday–Friday, 8:00–10:30am $130 each week July 3–14 July 17–28 July 31–Aug 11 August 14–25 LEARN TO ROW (Non-Members) The Renton Rowing Center offers rowing pro- grams and teams for adults of all experiences and abilities. The introductory level classes are open to non-members who are looking to try the sport for the first time. (No membership or rowing experience required) LEVEL 1 TUE & THUR 6:30–8:00pm This twice-a-week class for beginners runs for two weeks. You will learn the fundamental skills of rowing, including proper rowing tech- nique, equipment, safety, and boat handling. This is a required class to join Learn to Row Level 2. Cost: $50.00 LEVEL 2 MON & WED 6:30–8:00pm This twice-a-week class runs for four weeks. Athletes work in sweep and sculling boats. This is a required class to join the Masters League (unless otherwise approved). Cost: $90.00 Sign up at Rentonwa.gov/CyberSignup or call 425-430-6700 r S PR I N G H I K E S Guided hikes are offered Saturdays and are open to all ages. Each hike has a different level of difficulty ranging from easy to moder- ate. Transportation included. $18R / $22NR + tax. Fall hikes begin in September! APRIL 22 Mirror Lake MAY 6 Poo Poo Point APRIL 29 Sheep Lake MAY 20 Mt. Catherine OUTDOOR continued

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