Best of Federal Way 2018: The Federal Way Mirror invites the public to attend the 20th annual Best of Federal Way event March 7 at the Federal Way Community Center, 876 S. 333rd St. Browse vendor booths, sample free food and enter drawings to win prizes from 5-7 p.m. Contest winners will be announced starting at 7 p.m. Winners were chosen by the public through print and online ballots. Categories will honor multiple restaurants, businesses and community leaders in Federal Way. The Mirror’s Citizen of the Year will also be announced. To learn more, contact Mirror publisher Andy Hobbs at email@example.com.
Reading with Rover: Build reading skills and confidence by reading aloud to a certified therapy dog from 11 a.m.-noon March 3 at the Federal Way 320th Library, 848 S. 320th S. Free for school-age children accompanied by an adult. Reading with Rover is a community-based literacy program working with schools and libraries throughout the greater Seattle area. Space is limited. Sign-in sheet at the door.
Flavor of New Orleans: The Federal Way Performing Arts and Event Center, 1510 Pete von Reichbauer Way S., hosts the Flavor of New Orleans at 7:30 p.m. March 3. Enjoy an evening of jazz in the tradition of New Orleans. Showcasing the Federal Way Symphony Big Band with special guest pianist Matt Lemmler. Tickets: $10-$50. Info: firstname.lastname@example.org, 253-835-7010 or federalwaysymphony.org/.
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, March 10 and 24 and April 7. No age or income limits, and electronic filing will be available.
Congressman Adam Smith constituent services community outreach: U.S. Congressman Adam Smith’s office will host mobile office hours from 10 a.m.-1 p.m. March 5 at the Federal Way Library, 34200 First Way S.
Taichi Workshop: Integrative health coach Dr. Hansie Wong hosts a free Taichi workshop from 7-8:30 p.m. March 5 at the Federal Way Library, 34200 First Way S. This is an interactive workshop, so wear comfortable, loose-fitting clothing.
Multi Service Center information table: Discover what the Multi-Service Center has to offer from 3:30-5 p.m. March 6 at the Federal Way Library, 34200 First Way S. MSC services include: a food and clothing bank, energy assistance, youth services, adult basic education tutoring, GED classes, English language classes, job readiness and ORCA LIFT reduced fare for public transportation.
Young Life fundraiser: Federal Way Young Life will host its 18th annual fundraising banquet at 6 p.m. March 9 at the Federal Way Performing Arts Center, 31510 Pete von Reichbauer Way S. Young Life is a non-denominational Christian faith-based organization geared toward teens. The event includes a social and appetizers, dinner and a program featuring former Seattle Seahawk and Super Bowl champion Clint Gresham. Tickets cost $30 and can be purchased at federalway.younglife.org. Info: Call Penny at 206-261-7909 or Amanda at 253-732-4241.
Lions Club: The Federal Way Lions Club meets at noon the first and third Tuesday of each month at Denny’s restaurant on 320th. For more information, contact Bob Darrigan at 253-874-4282.
Delivery drivers needed: Sound Generations is looking for volunteers to deliver meals to homebound senior citizens through the Meals on Wheels program. Drivers are needed to deliver meals in Federal Way on Thursday mornings, as needed when one of the regular drivers is unavailable. Routes start between 8 and 9 a.m. and typically take one to two hours. Mileage is reimbursable while making deliveries. Info: 206-448-5767 or email@example.com.
Historical Society of Federal Way: Volunteer opportunities include collections care, greeting the public at public events, docents for historic Denny and Barker cabins, computer work, building maintenance and phone calling. For more information, contact Diana Noble-Gulliford at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 206-412-5545.
Federal Way Coalition Against Trafficking Opportunities: Local non-profit is seeking volunteers for various positions including website manager, funding coordinator, event coordinator, and graphic design coordinator. Email email@example.com for more information.
Volunteer Chore Service: the Catholic Community Service Program is committed to providing in-home chore assistance to elders and adults with disabilities, helping them to remain in their own home for as long an as safe as possible. Volunteers provide assistance with the following tasks: transportation, shopping, housework, laundry, minor home repairs, communications and yard work. To learn more about this rewarding opportunity, contact Tiffany Perri at TiffanyP@ccsww.org or 253-850-2525.
Drivers Needed: Volunteer drivers are needed to transport elderly residents in King County. Contact 206-326-2800 or resource.I@ghc.org.