Local news from iLoveKent.net for Monday, October 24, 2016.

NEW–Today Kent Schools Foundation Hosts Fundraiser at Habit Burger
Kent Event: Fundraiser for Kent Schools Foundation at The Habit BurgerToday from 4 PM to 10 PM, the Kent Schools Foundation is hosting a fundraiser at The Habit Burger Grill (12900 SE Kent-Kangley Rd., Kent, WA). Enjoy a good meal, while raising money for the foundation. Click here for the Facebook event cover photo, show it to the cashier and Habit Burger will make a donation on your behalf.

NEW–Tickets for 100.7 The Wolf Hometown Holiday Go On Sale Today!
100.7 The Wolf is planning its annual Hometown Holiday event (Dec. 7) at ShoWare Center. This year’s show will feature Hunter Hayes, Josh Turner, Tyler Farr and Maddie & Tat. Tickets go on sale today. Other notable upcoming concerts: Amy Grant & Michael W. Smith on Nov. 19 and Bret Michaels on Dec. 9. Details and tickets at ShoWareCenter.com.

NEW–Sonic Drive-In to Open in Kent in July 2017.
Sonic Drive-In is coming to Kent in July 2017Ben Wolters, the city’s economic and community development director, told Kent City Council earlier this week that Sonic Drive-In is coming to Kent next summer, and it is planning a July opening date. The popular burgers-and-tots drive-in will be located on the northeast corner of 116th Ave. Southeast and Kent-Kangley Road on Kent’s East Hill.

REMINDER–Deadline to Vote for iLoveKent.net in KING5’s Best of W. Washington Contest is noon on Oct. 30!
We’d love to get some recognition for our hard work in the community. If you love iLoveKent.net, 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!

Register to vote by Oct. 10REVISED–King County Ballots Have Been Mailed. Election Day is November 8.
Last week King County Elections mailed out Voters’ Guides and Ballots. Mail-in ballots must be postmarked by Tuesday, November 8. Ballots may also be dropped off at designated ballot boxes, including two in Kent, Regional Justice Center and Kentridge High School. Your voice matters. Please vote! Click here for voter resources and to follow election results as they are posted.

REMINDER–Sound Transit is accepting applications for Carpool Parking Permits.
Transit riders who take South Transit buses and trains and carpool to transit facilities at least days a week can now apply for a parking permits, available for $5 per month, for some of the area’s busiest park-and-ride facilities including stations in/at Tukwila, Kent Station, Auburn, Sumner, Puyallup, Angle Lake and Tukwila International Blvd. Apply here.

Kent School District Seeks $252 Million Bond to Reduce Overcrowding & Improve Schools.
On the November 8 ballot, the Kent School District is asking local voters for a $252 million bond to cover dozens of projects including:


For a complete list of projects and capital improvements to be covered if the bond is approved, visit KSDBond.org.

REMINDER–FREE Job Fair at Highline College on Oct. 26
Highline College in Des Moines is hosting a job fair with close to 50 local employers offering full-time, part-time and temporary jobs. The event will be Wed., Oct. 26 from 11 am to 2 pm at Highline College’s main campus (2400 S. 240th St., Des Moines, WA), Building 8. The event is free and open the public. Registration is not necessary. Attendees should be prepared to speak to recruiters, bring their resumes, and dress professionally. Click here for more details.

REVISED–Audition Deadline for Kent Has Talent has been extended to Oct. 28.
KCF-logo-basicKent Community Foundation is hosting Kent Has Talent on Friday, November 18. Audition applications are being accepted through Oct. 28. There are three age groups for talent and cash prizes for each. Auditions are open to anyone who lives, works or goes to school in Kent. Click here for audition details and event rules. FREE.

NEW–Free Halloween Fun in Kent.
Kent Events: Free Halloween FunHere are a few of the fun, family-friendly activities – all free – being planned in Kent this Halloween:
– Sat., Oct. 29, 10 AM – 1 PM: Saturday Spooktacular at Target
– Sat., Oct. 29, 10 AM – 2 PM: Howl & Prowl at Reber Ranch
– Sat., Oct. 29, 1 PM – 4 PM: Olde Fashioned Halloween Party (Main Street Square, downtown Renton
– Sat., Oct. 29, 1 PM – 5 PM: Halloween at the Haunted Peat Bog
– Mon., Oct. 31, 4 PM – 6:30 PM: Trick-or-treating and Costume Contest at Kent Station

NEW–WorkSource is Hosting a Veterans’ Job Fair in Kent on Nov. 3.
WorkSource is hosting a Veterans’ Career and Employment Expo on Thursday, Nov. 3 from 11 AM to 2 PM at Kent Commons (West Gym).

Mark Your Calendars for These Upcoming Kent Events:

Oct. 26: Screening of “Chasing the Dragon: The Life of an Opiate Addict
Oct. 27: Kent International Festival’s 2016 World Wide Dance Party
Oct. 28: Stafford Suites Fall Craft & Gift Gazaar
Oct. 28: New deadline for audition applications for Kent Has Talent
Oct. 28: Mother Africa Cultural and Resource Night
Oct. 29: Home Opener: Tacoma Stars vs. Soles De Sonora
Oct. 31: Trick-or-treating and costume contest at Kent Station
Nov. 3: Veterans’ Job Fair at Kent Commons
Nov. 3: Kent Downtown Partnership’s “Talking Shop: Downtown Meet ‘n Greet
Nov. 5: Martin Sortun and Sunrise Elementary PTA Craft Fairs
Nov. 6: Time Changes, Fall Back One Hour
Nov. 7-8: 27th Annual Artisan’s Festival at MVCC
Nov. 8: Election Day
Nov. 11: Veteran’s Day (No School)
Nov. 18: Kent Has Talent
Nov. 26: Holiday Sip ‘n Shop to Celebrate Small Business Saturday


Dana Neuts

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