Community Calendar

See what events are coming up in Federal Way.

  • Friday, January 26, 2018 5:30am
  • Life

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 it’s 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. Showtimes are 8 p.m. Jan. 26 and 27, Feb. 1, 2, 3 8, 9 and 10 and 2 p.m. Jan. 28, Feb. 3, 10 and 11. Tickets cost $29 for adults, $25 for senior citizens age 65 and older and military and $15 for students. Tickets for the Feb. 1 show are $22. For tickets or more information, visit or call 253-661-1444.

Rosanne Cash: Popular singer-songwriter Rosanne Cash and her collaborator — musical director, guitarist and husband — John Leventhal present an acoustic evening celebrating Cash’s prolific and deeply-rooted catalog of music at 8 p.m. Jan. 27 at the Federal Way Performing Arts and Event Center, 31510 Pete von Reichbauer Way S. Tickets range from $39 to $69. Info:, 253-835-7010 or

Meditation: The Federal Way Library, 34200 First Way S., hosts a free Start the New Year with Meditation course from 7-8:30 p.m. Jan. 29. Ajili Hodari Esq., a long-time meditator will lead this helpful and stimulating workshop offering effective techniques that can make your dream of finding inner peace a reality.

Living will workshop: Sheila Goodfellow, of Comfort Keepers, presents Five Wishes: A Living Will with a Heart from 11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Jan. 31 at the Federal Way Senior Center, 4016 S. 352nd St., Auburn. The Five Wishes Life Planning Tool assists individuals and their families in making important choices about medical care and other vital issues. It is a legal document and acts as a living will to clarify a person’s wishes and assist family members when they are seriously ill or cannot make decisions for themselves.

Once Upon Our World: The Federal Way Library, 34200 First Way S. presents a free, family program Once Upon Our World from 12:30-2 p.m. Jan. 27. Queen Gerry and Queen Rowena of the Federal Way and 320th Library story time kingdoms host a tea party at the Federal Way Library to celebrate tales from around the world. Event includes fun activities and tasty treats. Hats, tutus, shields, capes and any manner of fancy attire encouraged, but not required.

Movie night for teens: Middle and high school students are invited to a free screening of “The Glass Castle” at the Federal Way 320th Library, 848 S. 320th St., from 6-8 p.m. Feb. 1. Snacks will be provided. The movie is rated PG-13.

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.

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

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 from Feb. 2 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.

Wine Tasting and Ivory Elephant Auction: The Insurance Professionals of South King County hosts an Ivory Elephant Auction from 4-6 p.m. Feb. 3 at Abbe Vineyard and Winery, 530 S. 373rd St. A portion of proceeds will go to Birthday Dreams, which provides homeless children with birthday parties. Tickets are $25 per person if purchased by Jan. 26 and $30 at the door and include 5 pours of wine and appetizers. Info: Libby at or Ruth at


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 or Marlaina Lieberg at More information is also available at

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 or call 253-838-3604 or visit

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 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 or visit

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.

One-on-One Resume Assistance: A king County Library Assistant can provide 45 minutes of one-on-one to help write or update your resume. Make sure to bring a list of previous employment (name of business, address, phone number and position) and a current resume if you have one. Typing services are not provided. Registration required. For days and times, call 253-839-0257.

One-on-One Computer Help: Library volunteers provide assistance with basic level computer and software questions at the Federal Way Library, 34200 First Way S. For dates and times, please call the library at 253-838-3668 or 253-839-0257.

English as a Second Language: Classes to learn English grammar, reading, writing and conversation skills with an experienced instructor will be held from 6 to 9 p.m. every Tuesday at the Federal Way Library, 34200 First Way S. For more information, call Linda Faaren at 206-592-3670.

Legal Clinic: The King County Bar Association provides free 30-minute consultations with volunteer attorneys regarding civil legal issues from 6:30 to 9 p.m. on Tuesdays at the Federal Way Library, 34200 First Way S. Attorneys cannot represent clients but can refer to other assistance. This event is available by appointment only. Please call 206-267-7070 between 9 a.m. and noon, Tuesday through Thursday.

Spanish Story Time: A family program where all ages are welcome. Games, songs and crafts for children in the Spanish language are included. This event is from 7 to 7:30 p.m. every Wednesday until the end of August at the Federal Way Library, 34200 First Way S. For more information, visit or call 253-839-0257.

Citizenship Class: Learn how to become a United States Citizen from 6:30 to 8 p.m. every Monday at the Federal Way Library, 34200 First Way S. Study for the interview and exam, and practice reading, writing, listening, and speaking English in a friendly environment. For more information, visit or call 253-838-3668.

Family Story Time: A family program for all ages with an adult from 7 to 7:30 p.m. on Tuesdays at the Federal Way Library, 34200 First Way S. For more information, visit or call 253-838-3668.

Toddler Story Time: A family program for ages 2 to 3 years with an adult, from 10:15 to 10:45 a.m. on Wednesdays at the Federal Way Library, 34200 First Way S. For more information, visit or call 253-839-0257 or 253-838-3668.

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