One of China’s most prestigious circus troupes, the Golden Dragon Acrobats Circus will perform at the Federal Way Performing Arts and Event Center, 31510 Pete von Reichbauer Way S., at 8 p.m. Jan. 12. Copyright Amitava Sarkar 2011 512-227-2042 amitava.sarkar@paiindia.org

One of China’s most prestigious circus troupes, the Golden Dragon Acrobats Circus will perform at the Federal Way Performing Arts and Event Center, 31510 Pete von Reichbauer Way S., at 8 p.m. Jan. 12. Copyright Amitava Sarkar 2011 512-227-2042 amitava.sarkar@paiindia.org

Community Calendar: What’s coming up in Federal Way

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Golden Dragon Acrobats: One of China’s most prestigious circus troupes, the Golden Dragon Acrobats Circus will perform at the Federal Way Performing Arts and Event Center, 31510 Pete von Reichbauer Way S., at 8 p.m. Jan. 12. The Golden Dragon Acrobats is a dizzying mix of acrobats, gymnasts and trapezists dressed in traditional Chinese costumes. It’s a great show for all the family, and is guaranteed to amaze all ages. Tickets range from $29 to $39. Info: boxoffice@fwpaec.org, 253-835-7010 or fwpaec.org.

MLK Day food drive: The city of Federal Way will host a food drive from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. on Jan. 13, at Fred Meyer, 33702 21st Ave. SW; Grocery Outlet Bargain Market, 32945 Pacific Highway S.; Walmart, 1900 S. 314th St., and Walmart Supercenter, 34520 16th Ave. S.

Korean-American Day Celebration: The community is invited to the 11th annual Washington state Korean-American Day Celebration at 7 p.m. Jan. 13 at the Federal way Performing Arts and Event Center, 31510 Pete von Reichbauer Way S. Admission is free to the event featuring the tale of the paradise “Leodo” performed by Maro, which reveals the intangible cultural heritage of Korea. Doors open at 6 p.m.

MLK Day celebration: The city of Federal Way will host a Martin Luther King Jr. Day community event “Every Vision Needs a Voice,” 11 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Jan. 15, at the Performing Arts and Event Center, 31510 Pete von Reichbauer Way S. Presented by the city’s Diversity Commission in partnership with the Federal Way High School Black Student Union and Federal Way Public Schools, the event feature speakers including Mayor Jim Ferrell, City Councilman Jesse Johnson, Erin Jones and Federal Way Public Schools Superintendent Tammy Campbell. Federal Way High School’s Latino Club, United Dance and Pacific Islanders Club members will be performing. City Councilman Martin Moore will be presenting the Roger Freeman award.

Federal Way Day Center anniversary celebration: The community is invited to celebrate the Federal Way Day Center’s inaugural anniversary from 5-6:30 p.m. Jan. 18 at the St. Vincent de Paul Church Social Hall, 20525 Eighth Ave. S. Hear the report to the center’s partners about the growth, accomplishments and successes. Learn more about the services that have been provided. Info: facebook.com/pg/fwdayshelter.

State of the City address: Mayor Jim Ferrell will deliver the annual State of the City address at 4 p.m. Jan. 22 at the Federal Way Performing Arts and Event Center, 31510 Pete von Reichbauer Way S. For the first time the address is open to the general public and free. A reception follows.

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: boxoffice@fwpaec.org, 253-835-7010 or fwpaec.org.

Ongoing

Sign Language Interpreting Service: Northwest Foursquare Church offers sign language interpreted church services from 5-7 p.m. every Saturday, Northwest Foursquare Church, 34800 21st Ave. SW. Info: asl@nwcfoursquare.org or 253-838-6321.

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 www.federalwayseniorcenter.org.

One-on-One Computer Tutoring: Get assistance with computer, tablet or smartphone skills from 1 to 3 p.m. Monday through Wednesdays at the Federal Way Senior Center, 4016 S. 352nd St. Two volunteer computer tutors will be on site, welcoming you to use one of their eight computers. Walk-ins welcome, but appointments can be made by calling 253-838-3604.

Discovery Day at MaST Center Aquarium: The MaST Center is open for public viewing from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. every Saturday at the MaST Center Aquarium, located next to Salty’s on Redondo Beach. Discovery Day is also open during the summer from 4 to 7 p.m. every Thursday until the end of August. See an aquarium that holds 3,000 gallons of seawater, view 250+ native Puget Sound species, see the 38-foot gray whale skeleton, and much more. Admission is free. For more information, contact Rus Higley, rhigley@highline.edu.

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 1st 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 1st 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.

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