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"ACTIVITIESWednesday, Jan. 17Federal Way Public Academy: Find out more about enrollment at Federal Way Public Academy during an Information Night event at 7 p.m. at Community Christian Center, 36004 First Ave. S. FWPA is a public, college-preparatory school that will enroll approximately 180 students in grades seven-nine for the 2001-2002 school year. Call 945-4681.Cross-country skiing: Outdoor explorer and outing club trip leader Lance Young will show slides of cross-country ski destinations in Washington. The free program begins at 7 p.m. at REI, 2565 S. Gateway Center Plaza. Call Barb Kelly, 941-4994.Friday, Jan. 19'Remembering When': A fall and fire prevention program designed to prevent injuries among older adults will be presented by St. Francis Hospital from 11 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. at the Weyerhaeuser King county Aquatic Center. Free. Reservations required by calling (253) 952-7957.'Voices of Elvis': Local Elvis illusionist Danny Vernon performs various Elvis styles, ranging from rock and roll, country, blues, patriotic, inspirational and opera, during a Celebration of Differences senior birthday luncheon. It begins at noon at the Kent Senior Activity Center, 600 E. Smith St., Kent. Tickets are $4.50-$5.50, includes fried chicken luncheon and show. Call (253) 856-5164.Saturday, Jan. 20Parent mentor volunteer training: Children's Home Society of Washington seeks volunteers to become parent mentors and provide support to young parents. Through one-on-one relationships with young parents, volunteers promote positive parenting. Training will be from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Children's Home Society of Washington Community Room, 4338 Auburn Way N., Auburn. To register, call Annemarie Robinson, (253) 854-0700, Ext. 155.Family night: Attend a potluck and play board games with your family from 5 to 8 p.m. at Sunrise United Methodist Church, 150 S. 356th St. No need to bring food if you are a first-time visitor. Call 815-6925.Jan. 20 and 21Antique & Collectible Show: This event runs from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. both days in the Exhibit Complex at the Western Washington Fairgrounds in Puyallup. Free parking. Admission is $5. Call (253) 845-1771.Sunday, Jan. 21Water Show Spectacular: The Emerald Diving Team presents a showcase of the talents of local age group and high school divers in a Water Show Spectacular at 6 p.m. at the Weyerhaeuser King County Aquatics Center. The event includes Emerald team members, former U.S. National and World Team members, a synchronized swimming demonstration and stunt/clown diving. A silent auction and spaghetti dinner, catered by Mama Stortini's of Tacoma, will begin at 5 p.m. on the pool deck at the center. Tickets are $7 show only, and $10 dinner/show. Proceeds fund the new bubble system used by divers training at the aquatic center. Dinner seating is limited. Tickets, call (253) 709-5459. Wednesday, Jan. 24Secrets of success seminar: Learn the top 28 characteristics of top performers identified by CIA executives in a seminar at Highline Community College. Kelly Catlin Walker, president of Kelly Catlin Walker Productions, a Seattle-based consulting firm that provides management and organizational development services, leads this interactive seminar from 6 to 9:30 p.m. at HCC, 2400 S. 240th St., Des Moines. Cost is $75. To register, call (206) 870-3785. BOOK ITFriday, Jan. 19Poetry reading: Guest reader Alex Rickard will read from his book of poetry, Buttermilk Dreams at 7:30 p.m. at Barnes & Noble Booksellers, 31325 Pacific Highway S. Open mike will follow the program. Call 839-2535.Wednesday, Jan. 24Mystery Readers/Writers Group: Donna Anders, author of Dead Silence, will discuss what it takes to get a mystery novel published at 7 p.m. at Barnes & Noble Booksellers, 31325 Pacific Highway S. Call 839-2535.GET PHYSICALTuesday, Jan. 23Walk For Your Life: Senior walkers leave at 9 a.m. from the Federal Way Senior Center, 4016 S. 352nd St., to walk a 3-mile walk at Spanaway Lake. Bring a sack lunch to eat in one of the park shelters. Carpool cost is $2.75. Call 838-3604.BLOOD DRIVEWednesday, Jan. 17Federal Way Regional Library: Cascade Regional Blood Services, provider of blood to St. Francis Hospital, will accept donations from 3 to 7 p.m. in meeting rooms 1 and 2 at 34200 First Way S. Must be 18. Call (253) 383-2553.HEALTH & SUPPORTOngoingAl-Anon: Call (206) 625-0000.Divorce Lifeline: Counseling groups for adults and children (6-16) who are experiencing stress from a separation or divorce are available in Federal Way. Call (206) 624-2959.Mondays-SaturdaysTobacco Quit Line: Washington state smokers who want to quit can call the state Department of Health's new Tobacco Quit Line, 1-877-270-STOP.Wednesday, Jan. 17Violent Crime Victim Services: Friends and family members of murder victims meet at 7:30 p.m. the third Wednesday in Tacoma. For adults. Call (253) 383-5254, weekdays.Alzheimer's support: The group meets at 6 p.m., third Thursday, at The Woodmark at Steel Lake, 31200 23rd Ave. S. Call Jocelyn Umagat at 941-5859.Compassionate Friends: Friendship and understanding to families that have experienced the death of a child at 7:30 p.m., third Thursday at Christian Reformed Community Church, 1419 E. 72nd St. in Tacoma. Call (253) 845-3353.Saturday, Jan. 20Tourette Syndrome Association: The local support group meets from 10 a.m. to noon on the third Saturday at Group Health Cooperative, 301 S. 320th St. Call 927-3085.Monday, Jan. 22Parkinson's support: This support group meets at 2 to 4 p.m. at the Federal Way Regional Library, 34200 First Way S. Call Brenda at 839-9793.PFLAG: Parents Families & Friends of Lesbians & Gays meets at 7 p.m. at Saltwater Unitarian Universalist Church, 25701 14th Place S., Des Moines. Call (206) 325-7724.Parent Support Network: Parents troubled by their teen-ager's substance abuse or behavior meet at 7 p.m. Mondays at Grace Lutheran Church, 22975 24th Ave. S. in Des Moines. Call Linda, (206) 241-1536.WACAP: The World Association for Children and Parents, a Renton-based adoption agency, meets from 7 to 9 p.m. Mondays at 315 S. Second St., Renton. Topics include the adoption process and costs Call (206) 575-4550.Tuesday, Jan. 23Free immunizations: Franciscan Health System offers free immunizations to kids age 2 months to 18 years who do not have a regular health care provider or insurance coverage for immunizations. It's offered from 4 to 6 p.m. at People's Community Center, 1602 Martin Luther King Jr. Way, Tacoma. Parents and guardians must be present to sign consent forms; if possible, bring the child's immunization record. Appointments and information, call (253) 591-6938.Child's play activity group: Meet other parents in this group for parents of children, birth to age 5. Each session will include teaching and hands-on cooking time with a nutritionist. The group meets from 10 to 11:30 a.m. Tuesdays through Feb. 13 at Children's Home Society Family Resource Center, 4338 Auburn Way N., Auburn. Cost is $10-$16. To register, call (253) 850-2551. Parents of multiples: Meeting begins with a family social at 6:30 p.m. and program from 7 to 9 p.m. at the Federal Way United Methodist Church, 29645 51st Ave. S. Meets every fourth Tuesday. To arrange childcare, call Wendy Chandler at 839-0271.Messies Anonymous: A free, 12-step support group for people who have too much disorder in their lives meets from 7 to 8:30 p.m. Tuesdays at Highline Hospital, 16521 Sylvester Road, Burien. Call Margaret Ann, (206) 244-7035.Survivors of Suicide: Anyone who has lost a loved one to suicide can meet from 7 to 9 p.m. on the second and fourth Tuesday at 1101 D St. N.E. in Auburn. Call Ron Callahan at (253) 845-9140.CLASSESWednesday, Jan. 17Senior computer classes: The Federal Way Senior Center will hold an open house at 3 and 7 p.m. for orientation and registration of computer classes in computer orientation (keyboard and mouse), Microsoft Word, Excel, Windows 95, Windows 98, Quicken Home Finance, and Internet and e-mail. Beginning in mid-January, class meets once a week, for five to eight weeks, at the center, 4016 S. 352nd St. Tuition is $16 to $32 per course. Call 945-2260.Thursday, Jan. 18Service Corps of Retired Executives: SCORE volunteers are available by appointment to advise future business owners on starting or expanding a business from 1 to 6 p.m. at the Federal Way Regional Library, 34200 First Way S. Free. Call 838-3668.Bead creatures: Families can create bead creatures from 6 to 7 p.m. at the Federal Way Norman Center YMCA, 33250 21st Ave. S.W. Kids must be with an adult. Cost is $5. Register, call 838-4708.Friday, Jan. 19Life Art Drawing Class: Bring your art materials and participate in this art class featuring costumed models. Class meets from 9 to 11:45 a.m. Fridays at Barnes & Noble Booksellers, 31325 Pacific Highway S. Call 839-2535.Parent Toddler program: Parents and their toddlers meet for discussion and support and to enhance parenting skills at the Old Dash Point School, 6546 Dash Point Blvd. N.E. Ages 12-20 months meet from 9:30 to 11 a.m. and ages 21-28 months meet from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. every Friday. Cost is $51 per eight-week series, scholarships available. Call Bates Technical College, (253) 680-7511. Jan. 20 and 2755-Alive/Mature Driving: AARP offers this course at St. Francis Hospital in two half-day sessions. Completion of the eight-hour program, which is designed to meet the specific needs of drivers age 50 and older, can qualify participants to a premium discount on their car insurance. Fee is $10. Class meets from 9:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. in the Executive Dining Room at the hospital, 34515 Ninth Ave. S. Register, call 1-888-825-3227.YOUTHWednesday, Jan. 17320th Library program: The Federal Way 320th Library offers stories, songs and crafts for children at 848 S. 320th St. Childcare time for kids cared for outside the home runs from 10 to 10:30 a.m., and toddler time for ages 2-3, with a parent, from 10:45 to 11:15 a.m. Call 839-0257.Thursday, Jan. 18Preschoolers: In honor of Martin Luther King's birthday, hear readings from Whoever You Are and The Snowy Day at 11 a.m. at Barnes & Noble Booksellers, 31325 Pacific Highway S. Call 839-2535.Storytime: My Dream of Martin Luther King will be read at 11 a.m. at Borders Books, 1824 S. 320th St. Call 946-5877.Saturday, Jan. 20Creative Minds Storytime: Play It Again Reader's Theatre presents The Emperor's New Clothes at 1 p.m. at Barnes & Noble Booksellers, 31325 Pacific Highway S. Call 839-2535.Jan. 22 and 23Regional library program: The Federal Way Regional Library offers stories and music in weekly programs at 34200 First Way S. Mondays, daycare stories for kids age 2 and older is at 10:15 a.m., followed by preschool stories for ages 3-5 at 11 a.m. Tuesdays, a program for families with kids age 2-5 begins at 10:15 a.m., followed by toddler time for ages 2 and 3 at 11 a.m. Adults must be with toddlers. Call 838-3668.Jan. 23 and 24320th Library program: The Federal Way 320th Library offers stories, songs and crafts for children at 848 S. 320th St. Tuesday's schedule includes creative crafts for preschoolers ages 3-5, from 10:30 to 11 a.m. Wednesday's schedule includes childcare time, for kids cared for outside the home, from 10 to 10:30 a.m., and toddler time for ages 2-3, with a parent, from 10:45 to 11:15 a.m. Call 839-0257.BABYSITTINGSaturday, Jan. 20Intro to babysitting: Learn or review the basics of babysitting and emergency techniques in this introduction to babysitting course for ages 11 and older developed by Children's Hospital and Regional Medical Center. Class meets from 9:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Federal Way Regional Library, 34200 First Way S. Bring a sack lunch. Register by calling 838-3668, beginning Jan. 6.CLUBSWednesday, Jan. 17Women's Club of Federal Way: The monthly luncheon meeting will be a Women's Club fund-raiser at Foundation House, 32290 First Ave. S. Social hour begins at 11 a.m., lunch served at noon, followed by a tour of Foundation House facilities. Cost is $7.50. To attend, call (253) 874-5678 or (425) 271-4606.Federal Way Kiwanis: Meets at noon Wednesdays at the Old Country Buffet, 1816 S. 320th St. Call Ron Talley at 941-3481 or visit www.federalwaykiwanis.org.Timber Talkers Toastmasters: Improve your public speaking skills from noon to 1 p.m. Wednesdays at the Weyerhaeuser Tech Center in Federal Way. Bring a lunch. For directions, call Dick Shenk at 924-6018.Toastmasters: Professionals can learn to speak in public from noon to 1 p.m. on the first and third Wednesdays at Alaska Airlines Headquarters, 19300 International Blvd. in SeaTac. Cost is $16 for material; $3 per meeting. Call Bill at (206) 298-8459.Chess Club: Compete with fellow chess lovers from 6 to 9 p.m. Wednesdays at the Federal Way 320th Library, 848 S. 320th St. Chess sets provided. Call 839-0257.Federal Way Knights Lions: Meets at 7 p.m. first and third Wednesday at the Old Country Buffet, 1816 S. 320th St. Call Pete Hupperten, 946-0634.Rainier Audubon Society: Andy Stepniewski, orchardist and conservationist, will talk about the 15 species of owls that are native to Washington state. It begins at 7 p.m. at Barnes & Noble Booksellers, 31325 Pacific Highway S. Call 839-2535.Thursday, Jan. 18Town Criers Toastmasters Club: This public speaking group meets at 6:45 a.m. Thursdays at Highline Community College Federal Way campus, Room 101. Call Stephen Percival, 839-5042.The Timekeepers: A memoir writing group meets from 9:30 to 11:30 a.m. Thursdays in the conference room at Barnes & Nobles Booksellers, 31325 Pacific Highway S. Call 839-2535.Federal Way Noon Rotary: Meets from noon to 1:30 p.m. Thursdays at Twin Lakes Golf & Country Club, 3583 S.W. 320th St. Call Jack Butcher, (253) 804-8666.Federal Way Toastmasters: Meets at noon every Thursday at the Weyerhaeuser CCB Building in West Campus. Open to the public. Call Wendy Schonwetter, 838-5704.Little Fingers Foundation: Learn how to knit or crochet to make hats, mittens, scarves and blankets for charities from 7 to 9 p.m. every Thursday. Meets in St. James store at 121 E. Main St., Auburn. Free. Call (253) 876-7744.Saturday, Jan. 20South King County Genealogical Society: Members of several lineage societies will give short presentations on the history and current activities of each society, the membership requirements and procedures, and availability of records to the general public for research. The program, titled The ABC's of the DAR, the SAR and More, begins with a social hour from 9:30 to 10:15 a.m. followed by the program from 10:15 to noon at the First Baptist Church of Kent, 11430 S.E. 248th St., Kent. Call (253) 351-9820. Visit www.rootsweb.comMondays, Jan. 22CFDD meeting: The Credit & Financial Development Division (CFDD) of the National Association of Credit Management - South Puget Sound Chapter will meet at Fife City Bar & Grill, 3025 Pacific Highway E. in Fife. No-host social begins at 5:30 p.m. followed by dinner at 6 p.m. Cost is $17. For reservations, call Darlene Holtby at (253) 472-3394, Ext. 304.Tuesday, Jan. 23Sunrise Rotary: Gary Walden talks about taxes at 7:15 a.m. in the Fireplace Room at Marie Callender's Restaurant, 31920 Gateway Center Blvd. S. Meets every Tuesday. Call Bob Coach Roach, 839-0938.Kiwanis Club of Greater Federal Way: Meets at 7:30 a.m. Tuesdays at Coco's Restaurant, 32211 Pacific Highway S. Call Don Barrows, (253) 854-0868.Sea-Tac Peggers: Meets for cribbage at 6:45 p.m. Tuesdays at Twin Lakes Golf & Country Club, 3583 S.W. 320th St. New members can call Stu Kelly, 838-1987.Way-Word Speakers Toastmasters: Improve speaking, listening and thinking skills. The group meets at 7 p.m. Tuesdays at Group Health Cooperative, 301 S. 320th St. Call Terry, 661-1271.Harmony Kings: The local men's barbershop harmony chorus meets at 7:30 p.m. Tuesdays at Steel Lake Presbyterian Church, 1829 S. 308th St. Call Don Ferguson, 941-2030.Wednesday, Jan. 24Federal Way Soroptimists: The program features a talk on health and fitness at 7:15 a.m. Community service group for women meets the second and fourth Wednesday, at Foundation House, 32290 First Ave. S. Call Carol Stopper, 946-8742.Business Network Int'l: Business referral organization, BNI, meets at 7 a.m. Wednesdays at HD Hot Spurs, 315 Washington Ave. in Kent. Call Maurice Baxter at (253) 852-1425.VOLUNTEERRhododendron Species Botanical Garden: Opportunities to volunteer include clerical, building maintenance, photography, gift shop sales, tour guide, propagation and gardening. Training is provided and work schedules are flexible. Call The Rhododendron Species Foundation at 838-4646 or 927-6960.CASA: Become a Court Appointed Special Advocate (CASA) volunteer advocate for abused and neglected children in court and learn how the legal system works for these children. Must be 21 or older with excellent references, and participate in 24 hours of training prior to case assignment. Orientation/training is scheduled for Feb. 2, 9 and 16 at the Kent Regional Justice Center. To apply, call the King County Superior Court Dependency CASA Program at (206) 296-1120, three weeks prior to training dates.Puget Sound Blood Center: Seeks volunteers to help at mobile blood drives and at donation centers. Volunteer opportunities include registering people before they give blood, serving refreshments after they donate blood, and driving Blood Center vehicles to deliver blood and supplies. Valid Washington state license required. Hours are flexible. Call 1-800-266-4033.Adult literacy program: Tutors are needed for classes in English as a Second Language, basic literacy and GED Prep, and citizenship. A minimum six-month commitment of three hours per week is requested, and completion of a 12-hour training course is required. Call Stephanie at the South King County Multi-Service Center at 838-6810.Washington State Long-Term Care Ombudsman Program: Ombudsman advocates are needed to protect and promote the rights of residents in long-term care facilities. Volunteers are needed for three to six hours per week and must complete a 32-hour training course. Call Louise at the Multi-Service Center at 838-6810.Translators: If you can understand English and speak in another language, you can help at the Federal Way Multi-Service Center. Translators in all languages, especially Ukraine and Somali are needed. Call Denise or Bernie at 838-6810.Drivers: Volunteers are needed to drive Federal Way Multi-Service Center vans to pick up donations for the Food Bank. Regular shifts and fill-in drivers are needed. Valid driver's license required. Call Denise, 838-6810. Talk Time: Volunteers are needed to help people improve their English speaking skills during Talk Time, a program set to begin mid-September at the Federal Way 320th Library, 848 S. 320th St. Talk Time needs dedicated, creative individuals to lead conversations; no previous experience is necessary. Call the Talk Time/Literacy AmeriCorps office at (425) 369-3452 and leave your name and address to receive a volunteer packet or more information.Senior lunch program: The Klahanee Lake Community/Senior Center is seeking a volunteer host and/or hostess for the Senior Lunch Program in Federal Way. Volunteers are needed from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Monday, Wednesday and Friday to meet and greet diners. Volunteers will be served a free lunch. Call Rebecca Waller at (206) 727-6249.USO Puget Sound area: Become a USO volunteer at centers located at Sea-Tac Airport and McChord Air Force Base, providing a home away from home for America's military and their families. The shifts are four- to six-hours long. Training and free parking are provided. Call (206) 246-1908 or e-mail: usopsal@aol.com.Highline Community Hospital: Messengers and escorts are needed at Highline Community Hospital to welcome people entering the hospital, make deliveries throughout the hospital, deliver flowers and bring discharged patients to their transportation. Volunteers are also needed to assist with fund-raising sales during the year; proceeds are used to fund equipment or services for HCH patients and their families. The Family Childbirth Center at HCH seeks volunteers to distribute gift packs to new moms, take newborn photos, and assist moms and babies who are leaving. To volunteer, call (206) 988-5798 or (206) 988-5767.Mother Mentor Project: The Mother Mentor Project, run by Group Health Cooperative, matches experienced mothers with pregnant and parenting adolescents (age 13-21). Volunteers receive training and will be paired with one young mother to provide ongoing support throughout the pregnancy and for up to one year following the birth. Volunteers do not need to be Group Health members. Call 1-888-781-3571 or leave a message, (206) 326-4822.Volunteer Chore Services: Drive an elderly or disabled neighbor to the grocery store or use your housecleaning skills to assist a neighbor. Volunteer Chore Services of King County, a program of Catholic Community Services, seeks volunteers for a minimum of one hour per week to provide a variety of services and assistance to those who wish to continue living independently in their own homes. Call (206) 324-5247 or (800) 499-5979.Muscular Dystrophy Association: Volunteers, age 16 and older, are needed throughout the year to help reduce administrative expenses. Duties include taking tickets, helping with security, arranging food contributions, staffing MDA booths, visiting people with neuromuscular diseases, becoming a pen pal, and coordinating educational mailings. For information or to volunteer, call (206) 283-2183 or MDA national headquarters at (800) 572-1717.Food and Clothing Banks: Non-perishable food, new or gently used clothing, and financial contributions are needed for both the Food and Clothing Banks. Volunteers are needed to pick up donations and assist with distribution of food at the Food Bank. Food and Clothing Banks provide supplemental food and food stamp education to individuals and families living in the Federal Way school district to help stretch limited budgets. The Clothing Bank is open to all South King County residents who meet income guidelines. Call Denise at 838-6810.Housing Services: Donations of mattresses, new or gently used sofas, love seats, chairs, freezers and financial contributions are requested. Housing Services provides a range of living options ranging from emergency to transitional to permanent low-income housing through 113 united located in Federal Way, Kent, Des Moines and Auburn. Call 838-6810. Auburn Food Bank: Volunteers are needed for a variety of positions for a minimum of five hours per week (one shift) at the food bank, 930 18th Place N.E., Auburn. Call Pam at (253) 804-5696.ARE YOU GAME?Various datesEvergreen Bridge Club: The club meets to play bridge in Federal Way four times a week: at 10 a.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays, and at 7:30 p.m. Saturdays. The novice group meets at 10 a.m. Mondays. Cost is $4 per meeting. For location, call Georgine Fagerlund at 927-0244. Pinochle: Play pinochle every Tuesday, Thursday and Friday at 12:30 p.m. at the Federal Way Senior Center, 4016 S. 352nd St. Call 838-3604.Wednesday, Jan. 17Bridge group: The weekly bridge group meets every Wednesday from 10:30 a.m. to noon at the Centre at Norpoint, 4818 Nassau Ave. in Northeast Tacoma. Call 661-3289.Chess Club: Compete with fellow chess lovers every Wednesday from 6 to 9 p.m. at the Federal Way 320th Library, 848 S. 320th St. The library provides the chess sets. Call 839-0257.Friday, Jan. 19TGIF Bridge Club: Meets weekly at 7:30 p.m. at a Federal Way residence. Cost is $4. Call 874-2231.EXHIBITSThrough Jan. 13Burien Arts Gallery: Watercolor by Ruth Carpenter; Sumi collage and watercolor by Verla Turner; Sumi and watercolor by Margaret Wherley; and turquoise jewelry by Michael Wall are featured in the Christmas show at the Burien Arts Gallery. Hours are noon to 4 p.m. Tuesdays-Saturdays at 421 S.W. 146th St., Burien. Call (206) 244-7808.Jan. 20-March 3Burien Arts Gallery: Artists, Al Matsumoto, Greg Hoffman, John Gray III, Rim Bajoriatis, Bruce Mildenberger and Jill Regez are featured in the first exhibit of 2001. An artist's reception will be from noon to 4 p.m. Jan. 20 at the Burien Arts Gallery. Hours are noon to 4 p.m. Tuesdays-Saturdays at 421 S.W. 146th St., Burien. Call (206) 244-7808.Through Jan. 30Kent City Hall: The black and white photography of Northwest artist Jimmy Anderson is exhibited at the Kent Arts Commission Gallery, located on the fourth floor of Kent City Hall, 220 Fourth Ave. S. Hours are 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Anderson's collection includes the desolation of Alcatraz Island in year's past; local Seattle bands in concert in the 1990s; and the beauty of Seattle, San Francisco, San Diego and surrounding areas. Call (253) 856-5050.Feb. 2-28Kent City Hall: Oil paintings by Carol Phillips will be exhibited at the Kent Arts Commission Gallery through the month. The gallery is located on the fourth floor of Kent City Hall, 220 Fourth Ave. S., and is open from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. weekdays. Call (253) 856-5050.Through Feb. 6Freighthouse Square: Freighthouse Artists at Home is the theme of this month's exhibit at the art gallery, 440 E. 25th, Suite 52 near the Tacoma Dome. Hours are 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. Mondays-Saturdays; and noon to 5 p.m. Sundays. Call (253) 383-9765.Through Feb. 17Seahurst Gallery: Watercolor florals and still lifes by Vera Beaumont; bright, jewel-like oils of Jo-Anne Rosenberg; and a collection of seascapes are exhibited at the gallery, 15210 10th Ave. S.W., Burien. Meet the artists at an open house from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Jan. 13 and Feb. 10. Information, call (206) 244-7844. Through Feb. 18'Yo-Yo Mania': The Washington State History Museum presents Yo-Yo Mania, a celebration of one of people's oldest known toys. The 3,000 square-foot exhibit will feature several hundred rare antique and collector's yo-yos with individual values ranging from $25 to $2,000. Photo murals, posters and other printed materials documenting the yo-yo's influence on popular culture are also included in the exhibit. Drawings on ancient Greek ceramics date the yo-yo at 2,500 years old. It was first introduced to the United States by Filipino immigrant Pedro Flores in 1927 and later commercially popularized by Donald Duncan. The museum is at 1911 Pacific Ave. in Tacoma. Call 1-888-BE-THERE.Submit your calendar listings to Bonnie Graves, Federal Way Mirror, 1414 S. 324th St., B-210, Federal Way, 98003; fax: (253) 925-5750; or e-mail: bgraves@fedwaymirror.com. Include event information, specific date, time and phone number for publication. "

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