May 2017 – Things To Do in Kent, Washington

Kent events and activities for May 2017

Kent Events and Activities for May 2017

Kent events and activities for May 2017

Spring is in full bloom, and the city has many events, workshops, games and fundraisers to celebrate this month. Here is a list of some of the highlighted local activities. If you see an event that I’ve missed, or a mistake below, please email me at info@ilovekent.net so I can make additions or corrections. Thank you!

Last updated 5/17/17, 10:37 AM

Throughout May 2017

Paint Kent Station Purple to support Relay for Life Kent.
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May 4 – May 13, 2017

Kentridge Players perform The Wiz at the Kentridge Performing Arts Center.

Mon., May 1, 2017

Kent4Health ShoWalk
Free Indoor Walking
ShoWare Center (625 W. James St., Kent, WA 98032)
9 AM – 11 AM

Kent School District Career Fair
12033 SE 256th St., Kent, WA 98030
3:30 PM – 6 PM

Tues., May 2

Kent City Council
Council Chambers, City Hall (220 Fourth St., Kent, WA 98032)
7 PM – 10 PM

Fri., May 5

Cinco de Mayo

Kent Chamber Annual Gala
ShoWare Center (625 W. James St., Kent, WA 98032)
5:30 PM – 9:30 PM

Sat., May 6

Introduction to Backyard Birding
SHADOW Lake Nature Preserve (21656 184th Ave. SE, Renton, WA)
8 AM – 10 AM

Green Kent Event
Clark Lake Park (24600 120th Ave., Kent, WA)
9 AM – Noon

Free Kids’ Art Project at Rusty Raven Studio

Free Kids’ Art Project
Rusty Raven Studio (212 First Ave. S., Kent, WA 98032)
10 AM – 1 PM

Greater Seattle Toy Show
Kent Commons (525 Fourth Ave. N., Kent, WA 98032)
10 AM – 3 PM

Arabic Story Time
Kent Library (212 2nd Ave. N., Kent, WA 98032)
10:30 AM – 11:30 AM

Sun., May 7

Make a Pie with Mom
Pie Lab (12966 SE Kent-Kangley Rd., Kent, WA 98030)
1 PM – 4 PM

Mon., May 8

Kent4Health ShoWalk
Free Indoor Walking
ShoWare Center (625 W. James St., Kent, WA 98032)
9 AM – 11 AM

Knot Quite Write Players Readers Theatre Troupe Spring Plays
Kent Senior Center (600 E. Smith St., Kent, WA)
1 PM – 3 PM

Relay for Life Kent RAM Takeover Night
The RAM (Kent Station)
5 – 9 PM

Coffee, Cake & Islam
Dilettante Mocha Cafe, Kent Station (514 Ramsay Way, Kent, WA 98032)
6 PM – 7 PM

Tues., May 9

Bee Hive Jive Show
Kent Library (212 2nd Ave. N., Kent, WA)
4 PM – 4:45 PM

Seattle Thunderbirds vs. Regina Pats
WHL Championship Game 3
ShoWare Center (625 W. James St., Kent, WA 98032)
7 PM – 10 PM

Wed., May 10

Papercrafts Workshop (for teens)
Kent Library (212 2nd Ave. N., Kent, WA 98032)
3:30 PM – 5 PM

Chipotle Restaurant Night Benefiting KYFS
Chipotle (Kent Station, 512 Ramsay Way, Kent, WA 98032)
5 PM – 9 PM

First Step Idea Session:From Idea to Startup
Kent Library (212 2nd Ave. N., Kent, WA 98032)
6:30 PM – 8:30 PM
Registration required.

Kent Police Host Community Meeting
Kent Police/Fire Training Center (24523 116th Ave. SE, Kent, WA)
7 PM – 8 PM

Seattle Thunderbirds vs. Regina Pats
WHL Championship Game 4
ShoWare Center (625 W. James St., Kent, WA 98032)
7 PM – 10 PM

Thurs., May 11

YWCA Support Services for Veteran Families
Kent Library (212 2nd Ave. N., Kent, WA 98032)
10 AM – Noon

Kent Chronicles
Kent Museum (855 E. Smith St., Kent, WA)
11 AM – 12:30 PM

KYFS Silent Reading Party
Sweet Themes Bakery (317 W. Meeker St., Kent, WA 98032)
6 PM – 8 PM
Suggested donation: $10

Fri., May 12

Guided Nature Hike: Tour of the Upland Forest
SHADOW Lake Nature Preserve
10 AM – 11 AM

Soos Creek Botanical Garden Spring Plant Sale
Soos Creek Botanical Garden & Heritage Center
(29308 132nd Ave. SE, Auburn, WA 98092)
10 AM – 4 PM

Creme Brulee Kids’ Consignment Sale
Kent Commons (525 Fourth Ave. N., Kent, WA 98032)
10 AM – 7 PM

The Whateverly Brothers in Concert
Magic Flavors Cafe (23636 104th Ave. SE, Kent, WA)
6 PM – 8 PM

Seattle Thunderbirds vs. Regina Pats
WHL Championship Game 5 (if needed)
ShoWare Center (625 W. James St., Kent, WA 98032)
7 PM – 10 PM

Sat., May 13

Team Up 2 Clean Up Citywide Litter Clean-Up
Kherson Park (307 W. Gowe St., dowtown Kent)
Golden Steer (23826 104th Ave. SE, East Hill)
8 AM – Noon

Kent East Hill Community Bazaar & Farmer’s Market
Morrill Meadows Park (10600 SE 248th St., Kent, WA 98030)
9:30 AM – 5 PM

Fun with Bricks
Fun with Bricks, Kent Library

Fun with Bricks
Kent Library (212 2nd Ave. N., Kent, WA 98032)
10:30 AM – 11:30 AM

Soos Creek Botanical Garden Spring Plant Sale
Soos Creek Botanical Garden & Heritage Center
(29308 132nd Ave. SE, Auburn, WA 98092)
10 AM – 4 PM

Creme Brulee Kids’ Consignment Sale
Kent Commons (525 Fourth Ave. N., Kent, WA 98032)
10 AM – 5 PM

Victorian Spring Tea
Neely Mansion (12303 SE Auburn Black Diamond Rd., Auburn, WA)
12:30 PM – 4:30 PM

Quilling: Paperwork Workshop (ages 12+)
Kent Library (212 2nd Ave., N., Kent, WA 98032)
2 PM – 3:30 PM

KBAC Action Up Meeting
Kent Commons (525 Fourth Ave. N., Kent, WA 98032)
3 PM – 5:30 PM

Sun., May 14

Mother’s Day

Mon., May 15

Kent4Health ShoWalk
Free Indoor Walking
ShoWare Center (625 W. James St., Kent, WA 98032)
9 AM – 11 AM

Knot Quite Write Players Readers Theatre Troupe Spring Plays
Kent Senior Center (600 E. Smith St., Kent, WA)
1 PM – 3 PM

Coffee, Cake & Islam
Dilettante Mocha Cafe, Kent Station (514 Ramsay Way, Kent, WA 98032)
6 PM – 7 PM

Tues., May 16

Kent City Council
Council Chambers, City Hall (220 Fourth St., Kent, WA 98032)
7 PM – 10 PM

Wed., May 17

Kent4Health ShoWalk
Free Indoor Walking
ShoWare Center (625 W. James St., Kent, WA 98032)
9 AM – 11 AM

Kent Youth – Let’s Talk About It
Kent Library (212 2nd Ave. N., Kent, WA 98032)
3:30 PM – 5 PM

Starting a Cottage Food Business
Kent Library (212 2nd Ave. N., Kent, WA 98032)
6:30 PM – 8:30 PM
Registration required.

Thurs., May 18

KENT, DES MOINES AND WOODMONT LIBRARIES CLOSED TODAY
FOR STAFF TRAINING.

CISK: Breakfast for the Kids Fundraiser
Kent Phoenix Academy (11000 SE 264th St., Kent, WA 98030)
7 AM – 9 AM

Third Thursday Art Night
Create (216 W. Gowe St., Kent, WA 98032)
4 PM – 7 PM

Fri., May 19

Pediatric Interim Care Center’s Annual Luncheon
ShoWare Center (625 W. James St., Kent, WA)
11:30 AM – 1:30 PM

WA Antique Bottle and Collectors’ Show
Kent Commons (525 Fourth Ave. N., Kent, WA)
1 PM – 6 PM

Spring Wine Walk, May 19

KDP Hosts Spring Wine Walk
Downtown Kent
5:30 PM – 9 PM

Sat., May 20

Green Kent Event
Morrill Meadows Park (10600 SE 248th Ave., Kent, WA)
9 AM – Noon

Bereiter House Plant Sale
Kent Museum (855 E. Smith St., Kent, WA)
10 AM – 2 PM

Arabic Story Time
Kent Library (212 2nd Ave. N., Kent, WA 98032)
10:30 AM – 11:30 AM

Celebrate Song Concert – 10th Anniversary
Rainier Youth Choirs
(New Hope Presbyterian, 19640 SE 272nd St., Covington, WA 98042)
3 PM – 4:30 PM

LFL: Seattle Mist vs. Denver
ShoWare Center (625 W. James St., Kent, WA 98032)
7 PM – 9 PM

Sun., May 21

Khalsa Day Celebration and Parade
ShoWare Center (625 W. James St., Kent, WA 98032)
9:30 PM – 5:30 PM

Real Boy: Preview Screening and Discussion (teens & adults)
Kent Library (212 2nd Ave. N., Kent, WA 98032)
2 PM – 4 PM

KM PTSA Football Booster Club Pasta Dinner
Kent-Meridian High School (10020 SE 256th St., Kent, WA 98030)
3 PM – 6 PM

Mon., May 22

Kent4Health ShoWalk
Free Indoor Walking
ShoWare Center (625 W. James St., Kent, WA 98032)
9 AM – 11 AM

Coffee, Cake & Islam
Dilettante Mocha Cafe, Kent Station (514 Ramsay Way, Kent, WA 98032)
6 PM – 7 PM

Tues., May 23

Road Runner Sports & Kigo Kitchen Night
Relay for Life Kent (Kent Station)
5 PM – 8 PM

Thurs., May 25

Kent Event: Public Works Week, May 25, 2017
Celebrate Public Works Week at ShoWare on May 25.

Public Works Week Celebration
ShoWare Center (625 W. James St., Kent, WA 98032)
10 AM – 5:30 PM

YWCA Support Services for Veteran Families
Kent Library (212 2nd Ave. N., Kent, WA 98032)
10 AM – Noon

Fri., May 26

Kids’ Movie of the Month: The BFG (all ages)
Kent Library (212 2nd Ave. N., Kent, WA 98032)
3:30 PM – 5 PM

Sat., May 27

Save the Frogs Eco-Fest
SHADOW Lake Nature Preserve (21656 184th Ave. SE, Renton, WA)
1 PM – 3 PM

Mon., May 29

Memorial Day

Memorial Day Ceremony
Tahoma National Cemetery (18600 SE 240th St., Kent, WA 98042)
Flag Pole Assembly Area
1 PM

Coffee, Cake & Islam
Dilettante Mocha Cafe, Kent Station (514 Ramsay Way, Kent, WA 98032)
6 PM – 7 PM

Wed., May 31

Kent4Health ShoWalk
Free Indoor Walking
ShoWare Center (625 W. James St., Kent, WA 98032)
9 AM – 11 AM