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Stuff to do: Local entertainment options for Sept. 2013
Jazz LIVE at Marine View: This month’s free concert, “Jazzaganza,” features Buckshot Jazz and Josephine Howell. It’s an anthology of jazz, with a look at how jazz has changed and grown from its humble beginnings. Show begins at 5 p.m. Sept. 8 at Marine View Church, 8469 Eastside Dr. NE, Tacoma. Call (253) 229-9206 or visit www.marineviewpc.org.
Grandparents Day: Steel Lake Presbyterian Church will host its first Grandparents Day from 10 a.m. to noon Sept. 8. Event will include games, a photo booth, food, health care info, school enrollment info and more. All are welcome to attend this free event at 1829 S. 308th St. Call (253) 839-1210.
Canning, food preservation: Free event runs 6 to 8 p.m. Sept. 11 at City Hall. Hear tips for preserving seasonal food through multiple methods – canning, freezing and dehydrating. See a canning demonstration and taste the difference between commercially canned foods and home canned foods. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org or (253) 835-2771.
Good Shepherd Lobsterfest: Live lobsters flown in from Maine will be featured at Lobserfest on Sept. 14 at Episcopal Church of the Good Shepherd in Federal Way. Takeout orders can be picked up between 3 and 5 p.m. that day. For details, visit www.goodshepherdfw.org or call (253) 839-6100.
Women’s Club of Federal Way: Monthly meeting will be held at 11 a.m. Wednesday, Sept. 18, at the Twin Lakes Golf and Country Club. The program will be Makani E, who are well known and popular Hawaiian entertainers. Cost is $15. Newcomers are always welcome. Reservations: (253) 927-2766.
Art history class: Art and cultural history of South America will be covered for the first of three 7-week sessions with classes beginning Sept. 17. Classes run 9:30 a.m. to noon at Village Green Retirement Campus in Federal Way. Fee is $55 for non-residents. Call Jane Fitch at (253) 435-7409.
Dog festival: Family event features more than 22 dog and pet vendors with samples and prizes. Event runs noon to 3 p.m. Sept. 21 at Steel Lake Park and includes a Silly Dog Show contest on the main stage. Activities include a radar run, bone hunt, pet photos, doggie boutique, adoptions, vaccinations and microchipping. Contact email@example.com or (253) 835-6926.
Paper mache artist: Pacific Rim Bonsai Collection will host works by Dan Reeder through Sept. 29 on the Weyerhaeuser campus. Reeder is the preeminent paper mache artist in the United States whose majestic dragons and other fanciful creatures attest to the unlimited potential of this seemingly simple material. Hours are 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. daily (closed Monday). Free admission. Call (253) 924-5206.
Yoga in the Garden: Program runs at noon Wednesdays at the Rhododendron Species Botanical Garden, 2525 S. 336th St., Federal Way. Cost is $18 for the general public, and $14 for seniors, active military, Weyerhaeuser employees and garden members. The entire series can be purchased for a discounted price of $130 or $100, respectively. All fees include admission to the garden. To learn more, visit http://rhodygarden.org/cms/yoga-in-the-garden or call (253)838-4646 ext. 140.
Evening with Rev. Wayne Perryman: Public is invited to attend a free event sponsored by the 30th District Republicans. Event runs 7 to 9 p.m. Sept. 19 at Family Life Christian Church, 1925 341st Pl. S. Email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Free recycling: City-sponsored recycling event for residents to drop off a variety of items such as mattresses, tires, appliances, car seats, Styrofoam, electronics, branches and more. Event runs 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sept. 21 at the Wild Waves parking lot, 36201 Enchanted Pkwy S. Contact email@example.com.
Single seniors dine out: Monthly group for single seniors (55 and up) will meet at 5:30 p.m. Sept. 24 at Black Bear Diner, 32065 Pacific Highway S. No agenda or RSVP necessary. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org or (253) 332-4126.
Pay it Forward: Reach Out Federal Way will hold its annual breakfast fundraiser to benefit local homeless shelters from 7 a.m. to 8:45 a.m. Sept. 24 at the Christian Faith Center, 33645 20th Ave. S. Event features a silent auction along with testimony from case managers. KIRO News anchor Steve Raible will emcee. Tickets are $200 per table or $25 per person. Learn more at reachoutfederalway.org or call (253) 973-1962.
Centerstage Theatre: “The 39 Steps” runs Sept. 27 to Oct. 20 and presents a blend of Alfred Hitchcock, a juicy spy novel and Monty Python in a fast-paced whodunit. All shows are at the Knutzen Family Theatre, 3200 SW Dash Point Road. For tickets and information, call (253) 661-1444 or visit centerstagetheatre.com.
Cabins: Come visit the newly restored historic David T. Denny Cabin and the John Barker Cabin at West Hylebos Wetlands Park, 411 S. 348th St. The cabins are open the second Saturday of the month, May through October. Contact (253) 945-7842.