April Pool’s Day, healthy run, backyard festival | Tukwila spring calendar

April Pool’s Day is 1 p.m.-3 p.m. Saturday, April 18, at the Tukwila Pool, 4414 S. 144th St., Tukwila.

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April Pool’s Day

April Pool’s Day is 1 p.m.-3 p.m. Saturday, April 18, at the Tukwila Pool, 4414 S. 144th St., Tukwila.  There will be kayak rides, life-vest fittings, a rescue boat and a water-safety storytime. It’s all free and a chance to learn about water safety. There will be food, punch, music and raffles. The event is a partnership of the King County Library System, the Tukwila Fire Department and the Tukwila Pool Metropolitan Park District.

Restore the Duwamish

The Restore the Duwamish Shoreline Challenge has its big event 1 p.m.-4 p.m. Saturday, April 18, on the Green River Trail at the BECU campus, 12770 Gateway Dr., Tukwila. Volunteers will perform a number of restoration jobs, including removing blackberries. To register and learn more, go to www.restoretheduwamish.org.

Healthy run, walk

The Healthy Earth Healthy You 5K Run and Walk is Saturday, April 25. Start time is 9 a.m. at the Tukwila Community Center; the run goes along the Duwamish-Green River Trail. Registration is $15 in advance or $20 on event day. Children under 10 are free. Participants can plant a tree as part of a restoration project. For more information contact Shannon Fisher at shannon.fisher@tukwilawa.gov.

The recycling challenge

The Waste Management Recycling Challenge is April 1-30 throughout the City of Tukwila. Residents will take the Recycle Often, Recycle Right recycling pledge. To do so and learn more, go to recycleoftenrecycleright.com/tukwila. If 25 percent of Tukwila’s households sign up, there will be a $2,500 donation to the Tukwila Pantry.

Backyard Wildlife Festival

The Backyard Wildlife Festival is 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturday, May 9, at the Tukwila Community Center, 12424 42nd Ave. S., Tukwila. There will be exhibitors, guided bird tour, art show, vendors and food, native plant sales and music. For more information go to www.backyardwildlifefestival.org.

Online calendar

The Tukwila Reporter has an online calendar at tukwilareporter.com where you can post events and see what’s going on.

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