Local News from iLoveKent for Monday, Feb. 6

Updated 2/06/17 at 12:40 PM

ADDED–Winter Storm Resources
Stay safe, warm and dry as the Seattle area weathers the winter storm. Here are local resources for you to get up-to-date information on school closings, road closures, transit changes, power outages and more! Get winter storm resources here.

EDITED–Free FROYO at Yogurtland, Wednesday, 4 to 7 PM — UPDATED
Wednesday is free International Frozen Yogurt Day and Yogurt-Land in Kent (10216 SE 256th S. St., Kent, WA 98030) is celebrating. Get free Froyo Wednesday from 4 to 7 PM. (It was supposed to be today, Feb. 6, but Yogurtland rescheduled due to the snow.)





Kent Arts Commissions launches Kent Creates
The Kent Arts Commission developed Kent Creates to give residents the opportunity to exercise and share their own creativity and to build community through creative pursuits, says Ronda Billerbeck, Cultural Programs Manager for the City of Kent. The platform is for professionals, hobbyists or anyone with a creative spark they want to share or “browsers” who simply want to enjoy the artistic work of others. Click here to visit Kent Creates.

KDP to host Downtown Breakfast Hour on Feb. 17
Join Kent Downtown Partnership and local businesses to get an update on the latest downtown Kent News including updates on ST2, the Hwy. 167 overpass lighting project, new apartments coming to downtown Kent and the Meet Me on Meeker project. Click here for more info.

4Culture is offering grants for arts, heritage and preservation projects
4Culture is now accepting grant applications to support individual and group projects for arts, heritage and historic preservation. The grant program is open to King County residents who are artists, part of an art group, local historians, or owners of historic properties. Get more details, including application deadlines, here.

Blissfully Healthy asks Are You An Emotional Eater?
Emmie Perez of Blissfully Healthy, our newest sponsor, specializes in helping women overcome emotional eating. In this article, she outlines the nine different kinds of emotional eaters. Do you recognize yourself in any of them?

Sound Transit Board approves latest light rail project
Last week the Sound Transit board voted to extend the light rail along the west side of Interstate 5 to Federal Way which includes a stop in Kent/Des Moines. The 7.8 mile route will extend from the Angle Lake station in SeaTac to the rail station at S. 320th St. and 23rd Ave. S. in Federal Way. Click here for more details, including a map of the proposed route.

Kent 50+ Program to host ‘Leave a Legacy of Love’ workshop on Valentine’s Day
What a great way to celebrate Valentine’s Day! At this free workshop, participants will learn different ways to tell their family’s story – through photos, video, poetry and more to leave a legacy a love for their families. Learn more here.

Tacoma Stars to host Military Appreciation Night Feb. 12
The Tacoma Stars will honor the military at Military Appreciation Night on Sunday, February 12. Proceeds from the event will benefit OARS (Outreach and Resource Services for Women Veterans). Special premium ticket packages are available for $28 each and reserved seats are $11 each. iLoveKent will be giving away two club seats for the event, along with a parking pass. To enter, send your name and email address to [email protected] by Friday, February 10.

Get help completing college financial aid applications
On Wednesdays during the month of February, from 3 PM to 7 PM, the Kent Library at Smith and 2nd is offering help with FAFSA and WASFA applications. Click here for more info. or contact the Kent Library directly.

Two ways to deter auto thefts in Kent
Auto thefts in Kent are on the rise, but the Kent Police Department says there are two ways residents can help. 1) Do not leave your vehicle running and unattended, whether you are warming up your car in the morning or stopping at a store or gas station. About half of all daytime auto thefts are a result of leaving your car running. 2) If you have a Honda or older import, the police dept. recommends you purchase The Club to deter auto theft.

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Upcoming Events:

Feb. 7          Kent City Council meeting
Feb. 8          Kent School District – Late Start
Feb. 8          Application deadline for Teaching & Learning Technology Vision Summit
Feb. 10        Relay for Life Thunderbirds Night
Feb. 11        AARP Tax Aid – Kent Library
Feb. 11        Bee My Valentine – Shadow Lake Nature Preserve
Feb. 12        Military Appreciation Night with Tacoma Stars
Feb. 14        Valentine’s Day
Feb. 14        Leave a Legacy of Love Workshop – Kent Senior Center
Feb. 16        Third Thursday Art Night
Feb. 17        KDP’s Downtown Breakfast Hour

For more February Kent area activities and events, click here.


Dana Neuts

I am a full-time freelance writer, editor, marketing pro and the publisher of iLoveKent.net.