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Federal Way resident Shalena Putnam, 16, sings with the Teen Idols group during the Flag Day Celebration on June 14 at the King County Aquatics Center.   - Margo Horner/The Mirror
Federal Way resident Shalena Putnam, 16, sings with the Teen Idols group during the Flag Day Celebration on June 14 at the King County Aquatics Center.
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Young Life garage sale this weekend

The Federal Way Young Life House, located on the property of Steel Lake Presbyterian Church, 1829 308th St. will be holding its second annual Super Garage Sale from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. June 27-28. All proceeds will benefit summer camp scholarships for Federal Way teenagers to attend Young Life’s premier camp facility at Wildhorse Canyon in Antelope, Ore. (www.wildhorse.younglife.org). Call (253) 946-5902.

Freedom Northwest

Christian Faith Center, 33645 20th Ave. S., is the venue for Freedom Northwest, celebrating Independence Day and freedom in America. Event takes place June 29 with performances at 9:30 a.m. and 11:45 a.m. Free and open to the public. Event features motorcycle parade, patriotic music, message from Casey Treat and family picnic (with food to benefit Christian Faith School athletics). Call (206) 824-8188.

Japanese students

Host families are needed July 22 to Aug. 11 for Japanese exchange students. To learn more, contact Dawn Zasimovich at zasimovich@comcast.net or (253) 202-6294.

Key Club scholarships

The Kiwanis Club of Greater Federal Way presented three scholarships to local high school Key Club members. Recipients are David Corrado, $1,000; Christine Jeoung, $500; Leigh Anne Chung, $500. Visit www.

greaterfederalwaykiwanis.org/.

Summer Sounds at the Beach: Free concerts

The Federal Way Parks, Recreation and Cultural Services Department will sponsor free outdoor concerts this summer at Steel Lake Park, 2410 S. 312th St. Music runs 7 to 8 p.m. (6:30 to 8:30 p.m. on July 23).

Events are Crème Tangerine (Beatles tribute) on July 16; Wooden O Theatre Company (Shakespearean plays) on July 23; The Islanders (tropical sounds) on July 23; 2nd Edition (children’s) on Aug. 6; Dynamik (original pop) on Aug. 13; Petty Thief (a Tom Petty tribute) on Aug. 20. Concessions will be available for purchase. Bring lawn chairs or blankets. In case of rain, concerts will be relocated to the Federal Way Community Center, 876 S. 333rd St. Call (253) 835-6900.

Outdoor Cinema Series starts July 18

The Federal Way Parks, Recreation and Cultural Services Department will sponsor its free Outdoor Cinema Series this summer at Steel Lake Park, 2410 S. 312th St. This summer’s features are “Bee Movie” at 9:40 p.m. July 18; “Alvin and the Chipmunks” at 9:25 p.m. Aug. 1; “Mr. Magorium’s Wonder Emporium” at 8:55 p.m. Aug. 15; “National Treasure: Book of Secrets” at 8:30 p.m. Aug. 29. In case of rain, call (253) 835-6905.

Video games available at 320th library

The Federal Way 320th Library will host video game events from 4 to 5:30 p.m. June 26, July 17 and July 24 at the 848 S. 320th St.

Every other Thursday afternoon, 20 to 50 teens flock to the library to participate in games such as “Dance Dance Revolution,” “Guitar Hero” and “Super Smash Bros. Brawl.” Participation is free. For more information, call (253) 839-0257.

Medical program for students

Students who will complete the eighth grade this year are invited to participate in a free Health Adventures summer program at St. Francis Hospital.

The program introduces youths to a variety of career opportunities in health care through guided visits to different departments at St. Francis and activities.

The Health Adventures Program will run from 4 to 7:30 p.m. each day from July 7-10. For more information, call (253) 944-4176.

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