In honor of the National Park Service centennial, the Washington State Parks and Recreation Commission is offering free entrance to state parks on Thursday, Aug. 25 — the anniversary of the federal agency, which was established Aug. 25, 1916. Day-use visitors will not need a Discover Pass to visit state parks.
The Federal Way Coalition Against Trafficking will host its community meeting from 6:30-8 p.m. on Tuesday, Aug. 23, at the Ron Sandwith EX3 Teen Center at 31453 28th Ave. S.
To qualify for the Dean's List at the University of Washington, students must complete at least 12 credits and maintain a grade point average of at least 3.5. The following are Federal Way residents earning dean's list recognition from the University of Washington:
More than a dozen of the best speakers from around the Federal Way area will congregate at the Federal Way Regional Library (34200 1st Way S.) 6:30-8:30 p.m. on Wednesday, Aug. 31.
The Federal Way Lions are proud to announce the 12th annual scholarship car show.
Several city of Federal Way officials gathered together on Aug. 4 for the Performing Arts and Event Center's beam signing.
Church hosting backpack giveaway Aug. 20
A bevy of Federal Way residents have received undergraduate degrees or have earned substantial recognition in their collegiate endeavors.
Calvary Lutheran Church (2415 S. 320th St., Federal Way) is looking for volunteers to help with their Community Suppers, held from 5-6 p.m. each Thursday.
On Friday, Aug. 12, from 4:30 p.m. to 7 p.m., the Historical Society of Federal Way will hold a "Celebrate Jazz Fundraiser" at the Steel Lake Annex Museum at Steel Lake Park (on the south side of South 312th Street).
Sleep Train will host its Foster Kids Day at Wild Waves Theme Park on Sunday, Aug. 21, from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m.
The Federal Way Symphony will kick off its summer chamber music series on Aug. 20 at 6:30 p.m. at the Knutzen Family Theatre.
The Multicultural Book Group will be meeting at the 320th Federal Way library at 7 p.m. on Sept. 14 to discuss Karin Wieland's "Dietrich & Riefenstahl: Hollywood, Berlin and a Century in Two Lives." The program is free and open to all.
The "Pianos in the Parks" program around King County ended late last month, but the parks' loss became Federal Way Boys & Girls Club's gain when one of the pianos was donated to the group's teen center.
The Family Green Fest returns for the fifth time, running 9 a.m.-3 p.m. on Saturday, Aug. 13.
First Alert and South King Fire & Rescue are teaming up to advocate "For a Safer Place" by inviting community members to participate in a special safety education event this weekend at the Lowe's of Federal Way. The focus of the event will be on educating attendees about how to protect their families and homes from the threats of fire and carbon monoxide.
Federal Way residents Jessica Evenson, Jonathan Qualls and Crystal Asplund have been initiated into The Honor Society of Phi Kappa Phi, "the nation's oldest and most selective collegiate honor society for all academic disciplines."
Federal Way's Jaehwa Park was given dean's list recognition from the Massachusetts College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences as he pursues a doctor of pharmacy degree that will take until 2021 to complete.
Colleges and universities in and around the region sent students out into the real world this year, and a lot of them were Federal Way residents and natives.
Red Canoe Credit Union is sponsoring the "Fill the Canoe School Supply Drive" until Aug. 12.