Bike Fest April 30 in Kingston

It’s back and bigger than ever. The entire community from youth to adult is invited to the Kingston Kiwanis Community Bike Fest April 30 from 1-4 p.m.

Come to Kingston High School for bike safety and maintenance, obstacle courses for all levels, classes for beginners and bicycle giveaways.

North Kitsap Fire and Rescue will hand out bike helmets and do helmet inspections.

For details or to register, go to

Meanwhile, we appreciate everyone who braved a wintry spring day to donate to our Food and Supply Drive April 1. The Kingston Greater Kiwanis collected 1,200 pounds of food and supplies and donated almost $2,000 to ShareNet to help with food insecurities in our community. Thanks to our volunteers and the Caring Clowns for making the day as bright as possible.

Also, kickoff summer in Kingston and at our Annual Brew Fest June 3 from 5-9 p.m. at Mike Wallace Park. Enjoy a variety of beers and ciders from local breweries and cideries in the beer garden while enjoying the first concert of the summer on stage in the park.

The concert, featuring several local bands, is free and open for all. You must be 21 or older to enter the beer garden. $20 for seven beer-tasting tokens and free tasting mug.

Profits support Kiwanis activities with local youth, such as Food4Kids, school supplies, scholarships, Boys and Girls Club, and family engagement events like the Bike Fest and Halloween Carnival.

Finally, Kiwanis will be having an Open House from 5-7 p.m. at Village Green Community Center on “May Your 4th Be With Us.” Learn about our organization and our unwavering service to our local youth. We meet every Thursday morning at 7 a.m. at the Village Green. Each week we have a speaker discuss local topics.

Jennifer Markaryan writes a monthly column on Kiwanis for this newspaper.