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Our Renton Weekly for August 4, 2020

Renton Summer Games

Our Renton Weekly for August 4, 2020

This summer, our Recreation and Neighborhoods Division has been busy coming up with fun, virtual activities for you to enjoy at home! The fun continues with Renton Summer Games, beginning August 10, where you will compete alongside your fellow Rentonites in Olympic-style games. 

Each week in August, we will have three types of events: timed, distance and participation. These events, such as the Water Balance Walk, Standing Long Jump and Blindfold Lawn Bowling, will challenge your creative and athletic skills. To get started, pick up a kit at the Renton Community Center on one of these three days:

  • Friday, August 7, 4 - 7 p.m.
  • Saturday, August 8, 9 a.m. - 12 p.m.
  • Sunday, August 9, 1 - 4 p.m.

Our goal is 1,000 participants. As you complete your events, share with us on social media using the hashtag #RentonSummerGames and don’t forget to follow Renton Recreation and Neighborhoods on Instagram for videos and inspiration. Learn more about Renton Summer Games here.

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Primary Election Ballots Due Today

Make sure to fill out, sign and return your primary election ballot today! To ensure your vote is counted, King County Elections recommends dropping off your ballot by 8 p.m. to a ballot drop box. In Renton we have three drop boxes: King County Elections Office (919 SW Grady Way), Renton Public Health Center (3201 NE 7th Street) and Fairwood Library (17009 140th Ave. SE). 

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National Farmers Market Week

We are in the middle of National Farmers Market Week! August 2 through 8 highlights the important role farmers markets play in our nation’s food system. Celebrate this week by attending the Renton Farmers Market today from 3 to 7 p.m. Remember to wear your mask, only send one shopper per family if possible and practice social distancing while at the market. This week enjoy fresh apricots, nectarines, red raspberries, strawberries, watermelon, corn, cabbage, green beans, kale, herbs, flowers, baked goods and more. Don’t forget to a take a free Grab N’ Go kid’s kit on your way out. Check out the list of vendors for the week.

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Benson Mural Project - Community Conversations

If you were unable to attend the previous Benson Mural Project events, now is your chance to voice your opinion for the mural! This project is a collaboration between the City of Renton, Renton Arts Commission, Benson Hill/Cascade community, and the artist, Mari Shibuya. You can participate in this project by attending the next Virtual Creative Conversation workshop this Thursday, August 6, at 6:30 p.m. Click here to register.

If you can't attend, join the conversation by answering the Mural Project survey or by creating your own artwork. Email a photo of your creation or post on social media with the hashtag #BensonMuralProject. Submissions will be accepted through August 15. Click here to learn more about the mural project.

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Barrier-Free Mobility - Open House

We are currently in the process of working towards a barrier-free city that allows access to all. Our plan is to identify, prioritize and remove barriers, specifically for those with disabilities. These barriers include cracked and uneven sidewalks, locations without curb ramps or crosswalks that limit access. Visit the online open house and review the city's ADA transition project and even report barriers.

Please take 10 minutes and fill out this short survey to help us deliver barrier-free mobility to Renton residents. Feedback gathered will be used to help plan projects and initiatives. 

Renton Census Update

Renton's self-response rate for the 2020 Census is now 70.5%! Thank you to the households who have returned their census form. Filling out the census is quick, easy and for the first time ever—can even be filled out online! Census takers are now in Renton going door-to-door to ensure every household is counted. The census is essential in obtaining federal funding for community needs such as emergency services, schools, hospitals, human services, libraries, transportation and more. 

After you fill out your census, email proof to Ravishing Women and you will receive a $10 gift card to Santa Fe Mexican Grill in Renton. 

Learn more about the census and how it impacts our community to ensure Renton counts!

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Tune into Renton LIVE! on Wednesday

Renton LIVE is back for a new episode on Wednesday, August 5, at 6 p.m. on the Renton Chamber of Commerce's YouTube channel or Facebook page. This live show hosts a variety of local guests every week to connect you with your community.

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Council Updates 

  • Approved Minutes (from the July 13, 2020 Council Meeting)
  • August 3, 2020 - Council Meeting Documents  (Approved Committee Reports, Motion Sheets, & Council Committee Meeting Calendar) 

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