Sound Bites: Kent News, Oct. 5

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bestVote for in KING5’s Best of W. Washington Contest!
As we contemplate the future of, we’d love to get some recognition for our hard work in the community. If you love, please take a minute to register on KING5 and vote for us in the Online/Social Media category. We’d appreciate your support. Vote now – the deadline for voting is October 30 at noon. Thanks!

Free Holiday Concert at ShoWare Center, October 6.
Get in the holiday spirit a little early this year with a free holiday concert, Gracias Christmas Cantata, at ShoWare Center Thursday, October 6. Click here for details and ticket information.

Register to vote by Oct. 10

Voter Registration Deadline is October 10.
Make sure your voice is heard in the November election. King County voters have until Monday, October 10 to register to vote. Click here for voting resources including voter registration, registration status, election results and more.

Clear the Clutter at Kent’s Fall Recycling Event on October 15.
The City of Kent’s Fall Recycling Collection event is set for Sat., Oct. 15 at Hogan Park, 24400 Russell Road, Kent, from 9 AM to 3 PM. This event is ideal for items not easily recycled at the curb including appliances, mattresses, toilets, sinks, etc. For additional details, dos and don’ts, download the flyer here.

Be Hope-Filled on October 15 with KYFS’s Annual Fundraiser.
Kent Youth & Family Services’ One Thing Experience promises to be an evening of hope-filled stories, conversations, games and magical entertainment. Get details and ticket info. here.

Kent Drug Free Coalition Invites Public to Attend Town Hall Mtg. on October 19.
The Kent Drug Free Coalition invites the public to attend their next town hall meeting on Wednesday, October 19 from 6 PM to 8 PM at Mill Creek Middle School (620 Central Ave. N.) Designed for parents and students grades 6-12, attendees will hear from Kent Police about drug/alcohol trends. Following the presentation, participants can take part in action planning for what can be done to prevent underage substance use.

Kent Downtown Partnership to Host Third Thursday Art Night on October 20.
Join KDP and friends for their monthly Third Thursday Art Night reception, hosted by Damon and Melissa Travis at Rusty Raven Studio (212 First Ave. S.) in downtown Kent. Meet the artists, enjoy their work, and mingle with friends and neighbors. Live Music by Root 5. Free to the public and free street and lot parking in downtown Kent. Family friendly.