Enjoy beer, grilled food and sunshine for a good cause

Join the Kent Junior Chamber of Commerce for the 9th annual Grill for Good fundraiser on Saturday from noon to 6 p.m. at Hometown Bank Plaza in downtown Kent. Local foodies (both professional and amateur) will compete in a grilling cook-off. Patrons are invited to sample the entries while enjoying craft beers. Tickets are $10. The event benefits Coleman Professional Services and Family & Community Services.

Live entertainment schedule includes: Frankie Starr from noon to 3 p.m., The Juke Hounds from 3 to 6 p.m. and a classic car show throughout the day.

The Kent Jaycees are funding the event with proceeds they won in the 50/50 raffle at the Queen of Hearts drawing at SkyLane bowling.

Fun for kids at The Kent Flea

The Kent Flea and Maker’s Market from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturday will boast music, food and fun for kids. Kent’s own Little City Grill will be serving burgers and food trucks will have cookies, Mason Jar Fruit Lemonade, homemade cupcakes and more. Musicians Bethany Svoboda and Dan Socha and The Cory Grinder Band will perform. Kent native Steve Howell of "Chisel and Chainsaw" will do carving demonstrations and Hannah Helmling will offer free face painting courtesy of Rockton Lodge with Buddy, her Macaw. There will also be kids games, activities and coloring pages.

There will also be more than 80 creators, including bakers, wood crafters, textiles artists, painters, and also specialty spices, vinegar, oils, jams and sweets, on the outside lawn and inside the Marvin Kent home.

Eat pancakes with your family and fur friend

Join Freedom Greyhound Rescue (FGR) of Aurora for a pancake breakfast prepared by FGR volunteers from 9 to 11 a.m. on Sunday at ?Kiwanis Moore Park. Enjoy all you can eat pancakes in the park. All well-behaved dogs are welcome. Suggested donation for adults are $6, kids are $4 and ages under 3 are free.

FGR is a nonprofit consisting of a group of volunteers who share a love for greyhounds. Their vision is to help retired racing greyhounds reach their forever homes.  

Sow and Grow Farm Festival

Experience the past and present farming lifestyle from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Saturday and Sunday at Hale Farm & Village’s Sow and Grow Farm Festival. Activities include draft horse demonstrations, Oxen talks, wheel plowing a garden, beekeeping and exploring the gardens on the property maintained by the Great Lakes Brewing Company and the Bath Gamma Garden Club. Enjoy lunch in the Hale Café and shop hand blown glass items and pottery. The festival also features interactive youth activities stuffing a straw mattress, The House that Jonathan Built story, hands-on farm chores and more. Tickets are $10 for adults, $5 for children.