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Our Renton Weekly for Feb. 26, 2020

Our Renton Weekly for February 26, 2020 

Cover: 2020 Senior Talent Showcase
Call for Performers 50+

The Renton Senior Talent Showcase (formerly Senior Revue) is looking for singers, dancers and entertainers age 50+ to share their talents with the community! Those interested should plan to attend a mandatory meeting on Wednesday, March 11 at 10 a.m. in the Renton Senior Activity Center Auditorium. Call 425-430-6633 for more information.

There will be two performances of the 2020 Senior Talent Showcase: Thursday, May 7 at 1 p.m. and Friday, May 8 at 7 p.m. Both performances will be held at Carco Theatre.

Jolene delFierro and her daughter accept the Rare Disease Day proclamation

City Council Update

During Monday's meeting, the city council passed a proclamation designating February 29 as Rare Disease Day.

The next council meeting is scheduled for Monday, March 2 at 7 p.m. Meetings are streamed online and on Channel 21.

Black History Month

Join SKY Urban Empowerment and Transformation Center tonight from 6 to 7:30 p.m. for Celebrating BLACK Excellence – Realizing the Dream. This celebration of Black History Month will include dramatic performances, spoken word, a business leaders panel, including a representative from The Museum of Flight, and much more. Check out last year’s event.

On Thursday, Feb. 27 from 7 to 9 p.m., the Renton Downtown Library presents Blacks Making History. King County based visual artist Michael Maine’s portrait and mini-bio series honors the past, celebrates the present and looks forward to the future of black excellence in our region. Maine will be joined by the South Seattle Emerald in this moderated talk/discussion on one of the subjects in the photo series.

Events for Black History Month continue into March with Black Fashionista! the Renton History Museum. On March 5 from 6 to 7 p.m., celebrate the history of black women fashion designers and their fashion sense, plus learn about styling in the 21st century.

The city is now hiring for a Public Works AdministratorNow Hiring: Public Works Administrator

The city is now hiring a Public Works Administrator. The administrator will oversee operations, maintenance and utility systems for the city of Renton. The person in this position will oversee over 160 full-time employees, work closely with other government agencies, provide a high degree of customer service and have experience with complex municipal public works, engineering and utilities’ operations. 

Executive recruiting firm Colin Baenziger & Associates is conducting the search. For a detailed job announcement and application instructions, click here.

Cascade GardenerCascade Gardener Classes

Register for free gardening classes in South King County! The Cascade Water Alliance offers classes to help you develop a beautiful and healthy landscape while conserving water.

Learn more about upcoming classes, including proper watering techniques, designing a wildlife garden, gardening sustainable veggies, small space gardening and more.

SubUrban Farm & Garden ExpoSubUrban Farm and Garden Expo

Connect and learn from experts in gardening, beekeeping, food, animals and the environment at the annual SubUrban Farm and Garden Expo. Join us on Saturday, March 7 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the North Highlands Neighborhood Center. Bring plants and seeds to share at the Plant n’ Seed swap, plus learn how to compost, recycle and prevent waste. Contact Carrie Olson for more information.  

Senior driverAARP Driver Safety Program

AARP is hosting Driver Safety Program classes held Wednesday evenings in March and April for seniors 50+ at the Renton Senior Activity Center! Course completion qualifies seniors for an insurance premium reduction. The course covers state laws, driving conditions (no driving in the course) and safety. Classes are also offered during the day on Thursdays in March and April. $15 for AARP members and $20 for non-AARP members. To register or get more information call 425-430-6633.

Stormwater drain

2020 Stormwater Management Program Plan

Don't forget to submit your comments on the draft of the 2020 Stormwater Management Program Plan! The plan contains the city’s planned actions and activities for the year to meet the requirements of the Western Washington Phase II Municipal Stormwater Permit issued by the Washington State Department of Ecology. Comments on the draft plan should be sent to Kristina Lowthian.

Census 2020

Less than three weeks until 2020 Census invitations are mailed to your home! Since 1790, the constitution has mandated every person in the United States is counted every 10 years. The census provides more than $675 billion in federal funds to support housing, education, transportation, employment health care and public policy. The census captures basic information such as name, age, sex, Hispanic origin, race and ethnicity, relationship of household members, and homeownership status. Federal law protects your census responses; your responses can only be used to produce statistics. We ask everyone to take part and return their census form because Renton Counts!




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