Celebrate National Public Works Week at will be a free event at ShoWare Center on May 19, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.

At this fun, family-friendly event, you will get an opportunity to climb into the machines that perform heavy lifting in public works projects, experience hands-on educational activities, participate in a scavenger hunt, explore career opportunities and see what it takes to bring our beautiful city to life. There will be a BBQ lunch, which was made possible through generous donations from local businesses.

This event’s purpose is to educate the public on the contributions that the Kent Public Works Department makes to improve our communities. You will be able to visit with members of the Public Works Department.