Chris Legrand, portraying Rolling Stones singer Mick Jagger, John Wade, as Bill Wyman, and Trey Garrity, as Keith Richards, will be performing as the Rolling Stones in Beatles vs. Stones — a Musical Showdown at 7:30 p.m. Feb. 16 at the Performing Arts and Event Center in Federal Way. Courtesy Michelle Fairless

Chris Legrand, portraying Rolling Stones singer Mick Jagger, John Wade, as Bill Wyman, and Trey Garrity, as Keith Richards, will be performing as the Rolling Stones in Beatles vs. Stones — a Musical Showdown at 7:30 p.m. Feb. 16 at the Performing Arts and Event Center in Federal Way. Courtesy Michelle Fairless

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Mirror celebrates 20 years: The Federal Way Mirror invites the community to an open house to help celebrate the newspaper’s 20th anniversary. The free event runs 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Feb. 9 at the Mirror office, 31919 First Ave. S. Coffee and treats will be served. The public will have an opportunity to meet the staff and pick up a special commemorative magazine. Enter your business card in a drawing to receive a free digital ad – something that was unheard of when the Mirror’s first edition was printed Feb. 4, 1998. To learn more, contact publisher Andy Hobbs at ahobbs@federalwaymirror.com.

Dead Man’s Cell Phone: Centerstage Theatre, 3200 SW Dash Point Road, presents “Dead Man’s Cell Phone” by Sarah Ruhl. Directed by John Vreeke, director of “Woman in Black” at Centerstage in 2011, this dark comedy explores people’s dependence on technology and its ability to bring us closer and isolate us at the same time. The show is recommended for those 18 years and older because of adult language and situations. Show times are 8 p.m. Feb. 3, 8, 9 and 10 and 2 p.m. Feb. 3, 10 and 11. Tickets cost $29 for adults, $25 for senior citizens age 65 and older and military and $15 for students. For tickets or more information, visit CenterStageTheatre.com or call 253-661-1444.

AARP Tax Help: The Federal Way Library, 34200 First Way S., offers free individualized tax preparation assistance provided by trained AARP volunteers from 10 a.m.-5 p.m. every Friday through April 13, and from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. alternate Saturdays, Feb. 10 and 24, March 10 and 24 and April 7. No age or income limits, and electronic filing will be available.

Super Bowl party: The Seattle South King Sluggers beep baseball team will kick off its sixth season with a Super Bowl party on Sunday, Feb. 4, at the Scoreboard Bar and Grill, 1200 S. 324th St. in Federal Way. The party begins at 2 p.m. and ends just prior to the game at 3:30 p.m. South King Council of the Blind, the founding sponsor for the beep baseball team, will present Rob Sides, Scoreboard Bar and Grill owner, with large print and braille menus. Info: http://bit.ly/2DBoZWb.

Congressman Adam Smith constituent services community outreach: U.S. Congressman Adam Smith’s office will host mobile office hours from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Feb. 5 at the Federal Way Library, 34200 First Way S., to make services more convenient and accessible to constituents. Smith’s staff members are able to assist with federal agency issues such as Social Security, Internal Revenue Service, State Department, and provide housing and financial support resources and help with federal grants.

Beatles vs. Stones tribute show: The two greatest rock ‘n’ roll bands of all time face off as the Federal Way Performing Arts and Event Center, 31510 Pete von Reichbauer Way S., hosts tributes to the Beatles and the Rolling Stones at 7:30 p.m. Feb. 16. Renowned tribute bands Abbey Road and Satisfaction – The International Rolling Stones Show engage in a musical showdown of the hits. The show is family friendly and appropriate for all ages. Tickets are $35 to $65. Info: boxoffice@fwpaec.org, 253-835-7010 or fwpaec.org.

Tom Papa: Tom Papa brings his comedy act to the Federal Way Performing Arts and Event Center, 31510 Pete von Reichbauer Way S., at 8 p.m. Feb. 17. Papa, who has more than 20 year’s experience as a stand-up comedian, is host of the hit podcast and SiriusXM show, “Come to Papa,” which explores the funny side of life, occasionally with guests like Mel Brooks, Ray Romano, Carl Reiner and Jerry Seinfeld. Tickets start at $25. Info: boxoffice@fwpaec.org, 253-835-7010 or fwpaec.org.

Ongoing

South King Council of the Blind: This group meets from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. on the second Saturday of each month in the back room of Denny’s, 2132 S. 320th St. They are a resource for people dealing with vision loss, their friends and families vision, or anyone interested in vision loss. For more information, contact Gaylen Floyd at 253-217-9586 or gaylenfloy@gmail.com or Marlaina Lieberg at 1guidedog@gmail.com. More information is also available at www.southkingcounciloftheblind.org.

Bingo: Social bingo for all ages is held from 12:30 to 2 p.m. on Mondays and from 10 to 11:30 a.m. on Wednesdays at the Federal Way Senior Center, 4016 S. 352nd St. For more information, contact Char Ashcraft at shelleyp004@gmail.com or call 253-838-3604 or visit federalwayseniorcenter.org.

Talk Time Classes: Practice speaking English with other English language learners from 6:30 to 8 p.m. every Wednesday at the Federal Way Library, 34200 First Way S. Learn about American culture and meet people from around the world. Classes are free and participants can join at any time. For more information, visit www.kcls.org or call 253-838-3668.

Seniors In Motion: Seniors in Motion is a senior exercise class at the Federal Way Senior Center, 4016 S. 352nd St. The class is held at 9:30 a.m. every Monday, Tuesday and Thursday. The goal of the program is to focus on strengthening and conditioning the entire body. Participants will strengthen muscles, achieve better balance, improve overall body tone and enjoy a more positive self-image. For more information, contact Dorothy at 252-835-3529.

Book Donations: The friends at Federal Way Library, 34200 First Way S. are collecting used books, magazines and DVDs in new or like-new condition to support library programming. Donations are tax deductible. Ask library staff for details.

Federal Way Domestic Violence Task Force: Meets from 12 to 1:30 p.m. the fourth Friday of every month at City Hall in the Hylebos Room. The organization works towards ending domestic violence. For more information, contact Lana Mathew at 253-232-8096.

Cancer Patient and Caregiver Support Group: These professionally facilitated groups meet from 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. on the first and third Wednesday of each month at Virginia Mason Medical Center, 33501 First Way Way S. For more information, call Theresa Kelly at 206-709-1400 or email theresa@cancerpathways.org or visit cancerpathways.org.

Freedom From Tobacco Support Group: If you are thinking about quitting tobacco, trying to quit, or wanting help from a friend, the Freedom From Tobacco: Free Weekly Support Group is here. The group meets from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. every Thursday at St. Francis Hospital, in the oncology waiting area. For more information, call Heidi Henson at 253-426-6746.

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