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FUSION’s annual summer art benefit, which is Federal Way’s most visible social, charity and art benefit, will draw hundreds of admirers Aug. 6 at the Dumas Bay Center in Federal Way. The event raised about $90,000 in 2007. Proceeds go to housing and support for families in need as they transition to permanent housing. This view shows some of the art objects for sale at the benefit last year. Tickets: Teryl Heller at (253) 839-6361 or e-mail at teryl.heller@gmail.com. - Courtesy of Ed Streit
FUSION’s annual summer art benefit, which is Federal Way’s most visible social, charity and art benefit, will draw hundreds of admirers Aug. 6 at the Dumas Bay Center in Federal Way. The event raised about $90,000 in 2007. Proceeds go to housing and support for families in need as they transition to permanent housing. This view shows some of the art objects for sale at the benefit last year. Tickets: Teryl Heller at (253) 839-6361 or e-mail at teryl.heller@gmail.com.
— image credit: Courtesy of Ed Streit

Salmon Bake set for July 25

The food is always good, but it’s the people that really draw crowds to the Federal Way Kiwanis Club’s annual Salmon Bake.

The Federal Way Kiwanis annual Salmon Bake will run 4 to 8 p.m. July 25 at Steel Lake Park, 2410 S. 312th St. The annual event includes plenty of salmon, desserts, local vendors and live music.

All the proceeds from the dinner will benefit local charities for children. Some of the Kiwanis biggest contributions are to several college scholarships for Federal Way students, as well as diapers and formula for the Multi-Service Center.

Tickets are $20 (or $17 for seniors age 62 and up). To learn more, visit www.federalwaykiwanis.org or find tickets at Evergreen Bank and Sportsman’s Warehouse. Also e-mail Steve Smith at ssmith@netcomservicescorp.com.

FUSION festival set for Aug. 6

Come be razzle-dazzled at “A Gatsby Soiree” from 3 to 9 p.m. Aug. 6 at the Dumas Bay Centre in Federal Way. The evening presents culinary delights from Metropolitan Market, an Art Walk featuring 40 local artists, and a silent and live auction. Proceeds go to housing and support for families in need as they transition into permanent housing. To purchase tickets, call Teryl Heller at (253) 839-6361 or e-mail at teryl.heller@gmail.com. Tickets cost $55 in advance and $65 at the door. For more information, call Kelsey Kovach at (253) 307-7670 or e-mail kovachk@seattleu.edu.

Free seminar about incontinence

St. Francis Hospital will host a seminar for people suffering from incontinence and other pelvic disorders from 6:30 to 8 p.m. July 23 at the St. Francis Medical Office Building next to St. Francis Hospital in Federal Way.

The seminar will be led by urogynecologist William Andre Silva and pelvic floor physical therapist Kris Costello. They will discuss the latest treatment options for bladder and bowel incontinence, collapsing pelvic organs and other disorders. A range of therapy options will be discussed from lifestyle modification and medication to surgery.

Admission is free. For more information or to register, call (888) 825-3227.

Federal Way Chorale receives grant

The Seattle Foundation recently awarded a grant of $3,000 to the Federal Way Chorale.

The Seattle Foundation manages many competitive grant programs and considers proposals from nonprofit organizations serving King County residents and beyond. Through this support, music and arts organizations such as the Federal Way Chorale continue to improve the quality of life for King County residents. The chorale will use the grant to purchase riser backs and sides, a protective rail along the top row and the sides of the risers used during performances. According to the award letter, “this grant is paid from the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation Fund, created by a gift to The Seattle Foundation.”

Call (253) 850-4047 or visit www.fwchorale.com to learn more, or e-mail kjborchers@comcast.net.

Chili cook-off helps Toys for Tots

The Federal Way Farmers Market will host a chili cook-off from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Sept. 27 at The Commons mall parking lot. Federal Way police and firefighters will face off in a battle to make the best chili. Tickets are $10 and include chili, corn bread, a drink and cookie. All proceeds benefit Toys for Tots. The event will include live entertainment. For tickets, call Janice Siebenaler at (253) 529-7021 or Marty Markey at (253) 926-5925.

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