What's Happening

Summer 2018

City of Renton Programs, Events, Fitness, and Fun for Everyone!

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8 FREE SUMMER FAMILY ENTERTAINMENT Bookmarks & Landmarks: The Big Burn Wednesday, June 13, 7–8:30pm Renton History Museum 235 Mill Ave. S Join the conversation with Seattleite Egan, a National Book Award winner, dramatically tells the story of a 1910 forest fire that galvanized public opin - ion about the wilderness. The wildfire stretched from Idaho through Mon- tana, Washington, British Columbia and devastated towns along its way. It spurred the emerging conservation movement and persuaded the public that more forests needed federal pro - tection. As a result, the newly formed National Forest Ser vice proved its wor th and set in place policies still in ef fec t today. As climate change increases the risk and severity of for - est fires, it is important to understand current policies and their history. No requests for book-signing, please. Registration is required. Registra- tion begins May 23rd at 10am. Drum & Percussion Music Workshop Monday, July 9, 10am Liberty Park, 1101 Bronson Way N Pres. by Johannes Qulitz of Drum Life Ages 3 and older. Making music is fun, especially in a group! Come for a rhythm circle, using drums and other rhy thm instruments to create and share music-making as a group. Feel free to bring your own drum. Held at Renton Library if it's raining. Recycalypso: Steel Drum Party Thursday, July 19, 1pm Heritage Park, 233 Union Ave. NE Performed by Ian Dobson Ages 5 and older. Explore how people invent creative ways to make music through repurposing and rec ycling. Learn about musical innovations such as steel drums from the Island of Trin - idad, the Hambone rhythm from the United States, and the Cha Cha Cha Dance from Cuba. Kid-Hop Don't Stop! Thursday, August 2, 1 pm Heritage Park, 233 Union Ave. NE Presented by the Alex Zerbe Family program, all ages welcome. Join the Zaniac in this incredibly fun, interac tive per formance combining music with trick s, crazy props and antics that will keep you laughing and having so much fun! The Zaniac per - forms hip-hop songs and comedy the whole family will enjoy. Pres. by the Friends of Renton Libraries Adult Reading Party Wednesday, August 8, 1–3 pm Senior Center, 211 Burnett Ave N. Bring your favorite summer reading and join King County Library System as we listen to soothing music that compliment s the reading experi- ence! Reading par ties are a great way to share your love of reading in a relaxing, fun atmosphere. Local DJs will share ambient, downtempo, neo-classical and relaxing cinematic sounds to add a unique dimension to this summer reading in the park. RENTON DOWNTOWN LIBRARY 100 Mill Ave. S, 425-226-6043 Spanish Story Time/ Hora de Cuentos Tuesdays, 10:30am June 5–August 14 Enjoy stories, songs, and rhymes in Spanish. All ages and speakers of all languages are welcome! Acompañenos y disfrute de cuentos, canciones y rimas. Para todas las edades, hablantes de todos los idio - mas son bienvenidos. Love in the Pacific Northwest Saturday, June 16, 2–4 pm Join Puget Sound romance authors for a lively panel discussion on the joys and perils of reading and writing romance. Panelists include Cherry Adair, Tonya Burrows, Jayne Ann Krentz, and Rose Lerner. Refreshments will be provided along with door prizes to the lucky winners. Book sales and signing to follow; sales provided by Third Place Books. First come, first seated. Fiddler in the Forest Puppet Show Friday, July 13, 10:30 am Presented by Heidi Larsen Ages 3 and older; younger children with adult. Enjoy a shadow puppet show and songs about a f iddler and some curious creatures living in a magical forest. Ever yone will make their very own shadow pup - pet s and par ticipate in a puppet show. RENTON HIGHLANDS LIBRARY 2902 NE 12th St., 425-277-1831 Family Story Times Tuesdays 11 am, Wednesdays 7 pm June 26–August 8 For families with children 2-8, but all ages welcome. This 30-minute program includes s tories, book s, songs and puppets. Cuentos en Español para Niños / Children's Story Times in Spanish Todos los viernes / Fridays 11am June 29 – August 10 Este es un programa de cuentos y can- ciones con actividades manuales para niños y sus familias. / Stories, songs and fun activities in Spanish for chil- dren and their families. Todos son bienvenidos. Everyone is welcome. The Puppet Town Musicians Show and Ice Cream Social Wednesday, June 27, 7 pm Perf. by Penny's Puppet Productions Family program, all ages welcome. The animals feel useless at the farm and want to start new lives. Donkey wants to sing instead of carr ying heavy loads; D-O-G no longer wants to chase sheep but would rather play his guitar and Mother Goose, who has grown forgetful, wants to put a fresh spin on her lyrics. They all decide to leave the country life and create a band. Ice Cream Social follows the per for mance, cour tes y of the Friends of the Renton Libraries. RENTON HIGHLANDS LIBRARY & SUNSET NEIGHBORHOOD PARK CELEBRATION! SATURDAY, JUNE 16, 11AM–2 PM Sunset Neighborhood Park, 2680 Sunset Lane SE Join us for a celebration of the Renton Highlands Library and newly-opened Sunset Neighborhood Park! Enjoy music, activities, refreshments, food trucks and lots of summertime fun. Help us celebrate the vibrant community of Renton Highlands! Brought to you by the King County Library System, City of Renton, and Friends of Renton Libraries. | KCLS.org

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