Federal Way Community Calendar

Residents can still see the Nutcracker ballet at the Performing Arts and Event Center.

  • Wednesday, December 20, 2017 5:30am
  • Life

Federal Way Farmers Market at Candy Cane Lane: Federal Way Farmers Market will be at the Holiday Gift Bazaar until 6 p.m. through Sunday Dec. 24 at The Commons mall, 1928 South Commons. The Holiday Gift Bazaar is the perfect place to find unique handcrafted items, crafts, gifts, jewelry, oils, scarves, gloves, Seahawk items, Christmas decorations, and includes a kids’ activity area with photo booth. Info: federalwayfarmermarketevents@yahoo.com or 253-261-0207.

Nutcracker: The Tacoma City Ballet presents the Nutcracker at the Federal Way Performing Arts and Event Center, 31510 Pete von Reichbauer Way S. Performance times are 7:30 p.m. Dec. 21 and 22, and 3 p.m. Dec. 23. Tickets are $34 to $104 and $18 for students. Info: fwpaec.org, boxoffice@fwpaec.org or 253-835-7010.

Winter Art History Class: This class, which will study the art of the prehistoric and classic periods of South and Central America and Mexico prior to the coming of the Spaniards, is from 9:30 a.m.-noon Jan. 9, 16, 23, 30 and Feb. 6, 13 and 20, at the meeting room of the Fairfield Building on the Village Green Retirement Campus, 35419 1st Ave S. Class fees are $40 for Village Green residents, $55 for non-residents. Contact Fay Weed at 253-838-3700 or Elizabeth at 206-789-1233.


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.

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.

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. Bring a list of previous employment (name of business, address, phone number and position) and a current resume if you have one. 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 1st 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 1st 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 1st 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 1st Way S. For more information, visit kcls.org 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. Visit www.kcls.org for information.

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