Han Woo-Ri Festival delayed until Spring

Han Woo-Ri, the annual Korean sports and culture festival, will tentatively take place in May 2009 instead of its usual September timeframe, said Patrick Doherty, Federal Way’s economic development director.

The festival’s organizers were unable to schedule the next Han Woo-Ri this fall due to lack of time for planning as well as conflicting events in the area, Doherty said. The festival, held at The Commons mall in years past, features traditional dancing, crafts, games, sports, music and food as well as family activities.

Memorial service at CFC will honor fire chief

The Christian Faith Center will host a memorial service on Aug. 7 for Dan Packer, the fire chief who died in the line of duty fighting fires in California. He was also a member of CFC. Call (206) 779-3703 or e-mail

Go Green event features free concert

Federal Way’s Go Green or Go Home Team, a group of youth who aim to increase environmental awareness, will host a free benefit concert at noon Aug. 15 in the parking lot at The Commons mall.

Bands including New Heights, Push Push Pull and Sirens in the Sky will perform. For more information, e-mail

Preschool open house

The Federal Way Co-op Preschool will host an open house from 5 to 7 p.m. Aug. 25 at Federal Way United Methodist Church, 29645 51st Ave. S. in Auburn. The school is now enrolling children ages 2 through 5. Call (253) 486-7949.

Master Gardener program on Aug. 21

King County residents interested in the Master Gardener program are invited to an informational meeting to learn more about the program before they submit their application. The meeting will be held at 7 p.m. Aug. 21 at the King County Regional Library, 34200 1st Way S., Federal Way.

Elaine Anderson, King County Master Gardener Program Coordinator, will outline what Master Gardeners do, the training available to them, the application process, and what the program looks for applicants.

Training classes will be held on Tuesdays from Jan. 13 through March 31. To learn more, visit or e-mail Also call (253) 838-4713.

Home-school news

Academy Northwest, a private school extension program, is accepting enrollments for the 2008-2009 school year. The non-profit organization works with families who are home-schooling their children. Call (800) 877-4586.

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