Light of Christ Community Garden’s annual pumpkin patch is open through Oct. 31 at 34249 21st Ave. SW in Federal Way. Hours are 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. Monday through Saturday and noon to 6 p.m. Sunday. HEIDI SANDERS, the Mirror

Light of Christ Community Garden pumpkin patch runs through Oct. 31 | Federal Way calendar

Souper Supper: A raffle and soup dinner supporting the Federal Way Caregiving Network will run 5:30-8 p.m. Nov. 9 at the Christian Faith Center, 33645 20th Ave. S., Federal Way. Cost is $30 per person or $250 for a table of eight. The network’s goal is to help families stay in their homes. Info: 253-228-1482 or

Pumpkin patch: Light of Christ Community Garden’s mud-free pumpkin patch is open through Oct. 31 at 34249 21st Ave. SW in Federal Way. Hours are 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. Monday through Saturday and noon to 6 p.m. Sunday. Take photos, play games, take a tractor ride and vote for your favorite scarecrow. Weekends will include a bake sale. This is a fundraiser that supports the garden. For info, call 253-326-7166 or email

Jet Cities Chorus at the PAEC: The Jet Cities Chorus will bring its four-part, A cappella barbershop-style harmony to the Federal Way Performing Arts and Event Center for two shows Oct. 28. The performance will feature the GQ Quartet, a Baltimore-based female barbershop-style group that has appeared on “A Prairie Home Companion.” Shows start at 2 p.m. and 7 p.m. Tickets are $25-$35. The venue is located at 31510 Pete von Reichbauer Way S. For tickets and info, visit or call 253-835-7010.

Pixie and the Grocer: Thistle Theatre returns with Hans Christian Anderson’s “Pixie and the Grocer” at noon Oct. 28 at the Knutzen Family Theatre, 3200 SW Dash Point Road, Federal Way. The classic story focuses on a Pixie who lives with a greedy grocery and observes a poor poet give up food in exchange for an old book. The Pixie see the beauty of poetry dance before his eyes and contemplates switching his services from the grocer to the poet in exchange for a less comfortable life. Tickets are $12 general admission, $8 for ages 17 and under. Call 253-661-1444 or visit

Fall Foliage Festival and Plant Sale: The free event runs 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. through Oct. 28 at the world-renowned Rhododendron Species Botanical Garden, 2525 S. 336th St., Federal Way. Fall color tours, speakers, demonstrations and deals on rhododendrons, companion plants and ferns. With every $50 purchase of plants, customers will be rewarded with one free admission “Garden Pass.” For more info, visit or call 253-838-4646.

Arts and Tech Fest: Adults can experiment with technology at the Federal Way Library’s Arts and Tech Fest. Learn a new art form or rediscover an old one. The fest runs 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Oct. 28 and 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Oct. 31 at the library, 34200 First Way S. Info:

Boo Bash: Brookdale Foundation House, 32290 First Ave. S. hosts its fourth annual Boo Bash from 3-5 p.m. Oct. 28. The free event include trick-or-treating, games snacks, a costume party and haunted pyramid. Info: 253-838-8823,

Stress Relief Workshop: Learn about tips and tools to survive a busy life at 2 p.m. Oct. 29 at the Federal Way Library, 34200 First Way S. Integrative health coach Dr. Hansie Wong will explain simple things to do throughout the day to stay calm as well as optimize your health. Info:

Reformation 500 – A Feast for the Ears: Celebrate the Reformation from 4-5:30 p.m. Oct. 29 at Calvary Lutheran Church, 2415 S. 320th St. Listen to the sounds of the Calvary Choir singing. Meditate on old and new arrangements played by organist Tony Willing. Join in singing the hymns of the Reformation, and ponder the thoughts of the Reformers. Info: 253-839-0344 or

Dinner and Dialogue – Dementia 101: The Brookdale Foundation House, 32290 First Ave. S., hosts a free dinner and informational talk regarding dementia and memory loss from 5:30-7 p.m. Nov. 2. Open to community members who would like to learn more about memory loss and how to help those dealing with cognition issues. The event includes a panel discussion and Q&A with Foundation House wellness staff. RSVP to or call 253-838-8823.

Kronos Quartet at the PAEC: At 8 p.m. Nov. 4 at the Federal Way Performing Arts and Event Center, the Grammy Award-winning Kronos Quartet will present its spin on contemporary and classical compositions that combine “a spirit of fearless exploration with a commitment to continually re-imagining the string quartet.” Kronos Quartet has been performing for more than 40 years and has performed with an eclectic range of artists. The show will continue with that tradition, described by The New Yorker as proving that a string quartet “could become a kind of all-terrain vehicle in contemporary culture.” Tickets are $44-$79. Visit or call 253-835-7010.

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