The Tacoma City Ballet presents the Nutcracker at the Federal Way Performing Arts and Event Center, 31510 Pete von Reichbauer Way S. in December. Photo courtesy Tacoma City Ballet

The Tacoma City Ballet presents the Nutcracker at the Federal Way Performing Arts and Event Center, 31510 Pete von Reichbauer Way S. in December. Photo courtesy Tacoma City Ballet

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“Evening with Elvis”: Phi Beta Psi Sorority, Gamma Delta Chapter of Federal Way, presents “An Evening with Elvis,” 7 p.m., Saturday, Nov. 18, Belmor Park Golf & Country Club, 2101 S. 324th (directly south of The Commons). Brett Wiggens, a well-known Elvis impersonator, performs famous Elvis songs. This National Project, Cancer Research fundraiser benefits all types of cancer research. Tickets cost $15 in advance, $20 at the door. Call 425-246-1860 or visit phibetapsi.org.

Veterans Day observance: The community is invited to celebrate patriotism and show gratitude for the selflessness of military service at Federal Way’s annual Honoring Our Own from 3-5 p.m. Nov. 11 at Todd Beamer High School, 35999 16th Ave. S. The keynote speaker will be Bill Knudsen, who lost his birth father in World War II when German guns shot down his plane over France. Admission is free. On-site donations will be collected to benefit the William J. Wood Veterans House. The public is encouraged to donate cleaning supplies, travel-sized hygiene kits, adult-sized clothing and other necessities. Info: mschelps.org/getinvolved, email contactus@federalwayhistory.org or call 253-945-7842.

Mental health support group: Calvary Lutheran Church, 2415 S. 320th St., hosts a free monthly family and friends mental health support group on the second Monday of each month. The next meeting is from 7-8:30 p.m. Nov. 13. Info: sarah.calvaryelca@comcast.net, 253-839-0344 or calvaryfw.org/mental-health.html.

Reiki share: Take part in an evening of emotional and physical healing and spiritual growth from 7-9 p.m. Nov. 14 at South Sound Healing and Wellness, 34004 Ninth Ave. S., Suite A-11. A Reiki share is an opportunity for Reiki practitioners and others to come together with the intention of sharing the highest vibrations of unconditional love and light with one another. Participants will have the opportunity to both give and receive Reiki energy. No experience needed. All are welcome. Attendance is free, but love offerings are welcome and appreciated. Info: melodylitton@gmail.com, 435-512-2459 or healingforlifewa.com/community-events/.

Handel’s Messiah: The Federal Way Symphony presents Handel’s Messiah from 2-4 p.m. Nov. 19 at the Federal Way Performing Arts and Event Center, 31510 Pete von Reichbauer Way S. A great way to kick off the holiday season with Handel’s classic featuring the Federal Way Chorale and Symphony Singers. Tickets are $39 to $50 and $15 for students. Info: fwpaec.org, boxoffice@fwpaec.org or 253-835-7010.

Storm Large: Musician, actor, playwright and author Storm Large and her new band, Le Bonheur, perform at the Federal Way Performing Arts and Event Center, 31510 Pete von Reichbauer Way S., at 8 p.m. Dec. 1. Tickets are $23 to $63. Info: fwpaec.org, boxoffice@fwpaec.org or 253-835-7010.

Rejoice in Christ: Federal Way Stake presents its Christmas event, “Rejoice in Christ,” from 6-9 p.m. Dec. 1, 4-9 Dec. 2 and 4-7 p.m. Dec. 3 at 34815 Weyerhaeuser Way S. The free event includes a live Nativity, music, video, art and scenes from the savior’s life. Info: sfife679@aol.com, 206-501-8655 or facebook.com/fwstakenativity/.

Holiday Pops: The Federal Way Symphony presents Holiday Pops at 7:30 p.m. Dec. 2. at the Federal Way Performing Arts and Event Center, 31510 Pete von Reichbauer Way S. Enjoy a holiday pops extravaganza with a brilliant young emerging artist, Young Park, and a program of modern pops with Michael “The Wanz” Wansley, a Grammy award-winning pop singer and Macklemore collaborator. Tickets are $39 to $50 or $15 for students. Info: fwpaec.org, boxoffice@fwpaec.org or 253-835-7010.

O Emannuel: The Federal Way Chorale presents “O Emmanuel” at 7:30 p.m. Dec. 9 at the Federal Way Performing Arts and Event Center, 31510 Pete von Reichbauer Way S. This winter performance will present the beautiful sounds of the Christmas season, including Christmas pieces such as those in Bass’ Feast of Carols and Williams’ Fantasia on Christmas Carols and a few lesser known compositions, including Nelhybel’s Estampie Natalis. Tickets cost $24 to $34 and $5 for students. Info: fwpaec.org, boxoffice@fwpaec.org or 253-835-7010.

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. 15, 16, 21 and 22, and 3 p.m. Dec. 17 and 23. Tickets are $34 to $104 and $18 for students. Info: fwpaec.org, boxoffice@fwpaec.org or 253-835-7010.

Polynesian Holiday Bazaar: Get into the holiday spirit with the second annual Polynesian Holiday Bazaar from noon-6 p.m. Dec. 16 and 3-5 p.m. Dec. 17 at the Federal Way Community Center, 876 S. 333rd St. The free event includes vendors, entertainment, food and music. Info: leftcoastpromotions@gmail.com or 206-429-0509.

Aquarium fun: The Marine Science and Technology Center (MaST) Aquarium is open to the public every Saturday from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at 28203 Redondo Beach Drive S. (next to Salty’s). Admission is free. In addition to science lectures, the facility features a 3,000-gallon open-flow aquarium with marine creatures, touch tanks, a grey whale skeleton and more. Visit mast.highline.edu for more info.

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