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Byte of Renton for June 18
, 2019

June 22, 12–7 p.m., Harambee church
Juneteenth Celebrates end of slavery

Juneteenth commemorates the elimination of slavery in Texas on June 19, 1865, and the general emancipation of slaves. Join with the city and community leaders for a full day of activities as we celebrate on June 22, from 12 to 7 p.m. at Harambee Church (316 S. Third St.). The day’s events will feature a video and discussion of the Civil War and Reconstruction with Dr. Maxine Mimms and Dr. Marcia Tate Arunga, PhD, a virtual tour of African-American historical sites in Renton with Benita R. Horn and John Houston, a youth and teen talent show and displays of African Art, courtesy of Renton residents.

June 19, 9 A.M.–3 P.M.
Blood Drive at City Hall

The city and Bloodworks Northwest are hosting a blood drive in the Council Chambers at City Hall on Wednesday, June 19 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. (the drive will be closed from 11 a.m. to 12 p.m.). The drive is open to the public and no appointment is necessary.

June 22
Henry Moses Opening Day

Henry Moses Aquatic Center will open its doors on Saturday, June 22. The park features a multitude of activities each day including open swims, lap swims, group and private lessons, water aerobics and walker walking in an enjoyable and relaxing atmosphere. The center is open seven days a week and is also available for private rentals and special events.

June 24–26, 9 A.M.–12 P.M.
Junior Golf Camps

The first of four three-day Junior Golf Camps starts June 24 at Maplewood Golf Course. The camps are for ages 7–17 and include instruction from PGA staff, prizes and promotional coupons. Camps are also scheduled for July 8–10, July 22–24 and August 5–7. Cost is $125. Contact the Pro Shop at 425-430-6800, ext. 1 to register.

June 26, 11:30 A.M.–1:30 P.M.
BBQ with the Badges

For age two and up. Get an up close experience with officers from Renton police and fire. It’ll be interactive, informative, inspirational and yummy! Registration includes lunch and is open until the event sells out. Cost is $10 for Renton residents and $12 for non-residents.

Also on the Calendar ...

Today  Renton Farmers Market, Piazza Park, 3–7 p.m.

June 24  City Council meeting will not meet

June 24  Renton Regional Fire Authority Governance Board, Fire Station 11 (211 Mill Ave. S), 10 a.m.

June 25  Renton Farmers Market, Piazza Park, 3–7 p.m.

June 26  Summer Concert & Entertainment Series: Renton City Concert Band, Gene Coulon Memorial Beach Park, 7–8:30 p.m.

June 27  Four-Color Reality: How Comic Books and the Real World Shape Each Other, Renton History Museum, 6–7 p.m. |

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