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"ACTIVITIESJan. 24-28Washington Sportsmen's Show: Check out the selection of recreational vehicles, boats, sport fishing, hunting, camping and cooking gear at this 14th annual event at the Western Washington Fairgrounds in Puyallup. See demonstrations ranging from preparations of venison to casting techniques to the fine art of game calling. Kids can catch a fish in the Kids Free Trout Pond. Hours are 1 to 9 p.m. Jan. 24-25; 1 to 10 p.m. Jan. 26; 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. Jan. 27; and 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Jan. 28. Admission is $5-$8. Age 5 and younger, free. Call (503) 246-8291. Saturday, Jan. 27How much is it worth?: Want to know if an heirloom, painting or that knick-knack Grandma gave you is worth anything? Bring it to the Burien Arts Gallery & Gift Shop for a verbal appraisal by Michael Wall, a certified appraiser. Cost is $6 per item, which must be carried into the shop. No furniture. Formal written appraisal can be arranged. Appraised items range from a painting to pottery to jewelry. Wall appears from noon to 4 p.m. every fourth Saturday at 421 S.W. 146th St., Burien. Call (206) 244-7808. Sunday, Jan. 28Who-Cares-about-the-Super-Bowl? party: Kids can participate in crafts, games and storytime, and enjoy treats while parents shop during a Who-Cares-about-the-Super-Bowl? party at 3 p.m. at Borders Books, 1824 S. 320th St. Call 946-7775.Tuesday, Jan. 30Bicycle maintenance: REI expert cycling technicians demonstrate how to do simple adjustments and roadside repair on bicycles at 7 p.m. at REI, 2565 S. Gateway Center Plaza. Call Barb Kelly, 941-4994.BOOK ITMonday, Jan. 29Book discussion: The Professor's House by Willa Cather will be discussed from 1 to 2:30 p.m. at Federal Way 320th Library, 848 S. 320th St. Call 839-0257.Tuesday, Jan. 30Reader's Choice Discussion: Killing Time by Caleb Carr will be discussed at 7 p.m. at Barnes & Noble Booksellers, 31325 Pacific Highway S. Call 839-2535.GARDENINGThursday, Jan. 25Fresh Start Garden Club: Daylilies and perennials are the focus of the program at the monthly meeting beginning at 7 p.m. at St. Vincent de Paul Parish. New members welcome. Call Diane at 839-6023.Greater Federal Way Orchid Society: Learn about growing orchids at the monthly meeting from 7 to 9 p.m. on at the Federal Way Regional Library at 34200 First Way S. Bring an orchid for show and tell or just come with a question. Annual dues are $10. Call (253) 946-2300.Jan. 31-Feb. 42001 GMC Tacoma Home and Garden Show: The do-it-yourselfer and the professional contractor will find more than 750 exhibits featuring products, demonstrations, services and seminars for interior design and decorating, home improvement and renovation, and gardening projects. Show hours are noon to 9 p.m. Jan. 31-Feb. 1; 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. Feb. 2-3; and 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Feb. 4. A plant sale will be open all hours of the show. Admission is $5-$8; free for kids under age 6. Call (253) 756-2121. GET PHYSICALTuesday, Jan. 31Walk For Your Life: Senior walkers leave at 9 a.m. from the Federal Way Senior Center, 4016 S. 352nd St., to walk the 2.8 miles blacktop around Green Lake in Seattle. Lunch at a local fast food place. Carpool cost is $3.75. Call 838-3604.BLOOD DRIVEFriday, Jan. 26Holy Rosary School: A blood drive dedicated to seventh-grader Diandra Blake will run from 2 to 6 p.m. at the school, 504 S. 30th St., Tacoma. Diandra has been diagnosed with aplastic anemia, and has blood transfusions while waiting for a bone marrow donor. Sponsored by Cascade Regional Blood Services. Information, call Jennifer Lauren, (253) 272-7012. HEALTH & SUPPORTThursday, Jan. 25Osteoporosis screening: Quick, non-invasive osteoporosis screening will be from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. at Bartell Drugs, 601 S.W. 150th St., Burien. Immediate results. Cost is $35, cash or check. Call (206) 242-1202.Saturday, Jan. 27Health & fitness workshop: Healing back pain, massage and stretching are topics of discussion at the first of four health and fitness workshops lead by local professionals and hosted by Borders Books. The free workshop, based on The Complete Idiot's Guide book series, begins at 3 p.m. at 1824 S. 320th St. Call 946-7775.Monday, Jan. 29Parent Support Network: Parents troubled by their teen-ager's behavior meet at 7 p.m. Mondays at Grace Lutheran, 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. in Renton. Call (206) 575-4550.Tuesday, Jan. 30Messies Anonymous: People who have too much disorder in their lives meet from 7 to 8:30 p.m. Tuesdays at Highline Hospital, 16521 Sylvester Road, Burien. Call Margaret Ann, (206) 244-7035.Wednesday, Jan. 31Women of Wisdom: Homeschooling mothers meet at 7 p.m. at Federal Way 320th Library, 848 S. 320th St. Call Mia, 952-3609.Drug interaction forum: St. John's Wort, echinacea, garlic, melatonin and other products - are they safe to take with your prescribed medications? Drug interactions between contemporary and alternative medications, potential side effects and how to play it safe will be discussed by pharmacist Steve Riddle at Auburn Regional Medical Center, Plaza One, 202 N. Division St., Auburn. This free forum begins at 6:30 p.m. in Conference Room 338. Registration is required. Call 1-800-370-8640.Monday, Feb. 5Weight control program: Auburn Regional Medical Center offers its Healthy Moves weight control program, with emphasis on regular exercise, sensible nutrition and long-term behavior changes. Cost is $95. The medical center is at Plaza One, 202 N. Division St., Auburn. Registration packet, call the Heart Care Center at (253) 333-2559 by Jan. 29.CLASSESThursday, Jan. 25Sponge-puppet creatures: Families can create sponge-puppet creatures during Family Craft Time from 6 to 7 p.m. at the Federal Way Norman Center YMCA, 33250 21st Ave. S.W. Children must be accompanied by an adult. Cost is $5. Register, call 838-4708.Friday, Jan. 26Life 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, to enhance parenting skills and have fun 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. Monday, Jan. 29Chowders: Green River Community College Continuing Education offers a chowder cooking class from 6:30 to 9 p.m. Fee is $29. GRCC is at 12401 S.E. 320th St., Auburn. Call 833-9111, Ext. 2535.YOUTHWednesday, Jan. 24Wonderful Ones: Twenty minutes of songs, stories and action rhymes for ages 12 to 24 months will begin at 10:30 a.m. Wednesdays at the Federal Way Regional Library, 34200 First Way S. Older siblings may attend. Call 838-3668.Thursday, Jan. 25Storytime: Hear some jazz and listen to a reading of What a Wonderful Word at 11 a.m. at Borders Books, 1824 S. 320th St. Call 946-5877.Saturday, Jan. 27Creative Minds Storytime: Hear the story Little Miss Spider by David Kirk and visit with Miss Spider during a costume appearance at 1 p.m. Bring your camera to Barnes & Noble Booksellers, 31325 Pacific Highway S. Call 839-2535.Jan. 29 and 30Regional 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. 30 and 31320th Library program: The Federal Way 320th Library offers stories, songs and crafts for children at 848 S. 320th St. Tuesday's schedule includes preschool time for ages 3 to 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.CLUBSWednesday, Jan. 24Federal Way Soroptimists: City Council members Mary Gates, Jean Burbidge and Linda Kochmar lead a discussion on anticipated decisions, plans and concerns for Federal Way during 2001 and beyond at 7:15 a.m. 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.Federal Way Kiwanis: Meets at noon Wednesdays at the Old Country Buffet, 1816 S. 320th St. Call Ron Talley at 941-3481 or visit 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.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.Thursday, Jan. 25Town 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.Monday, Jan. 29Federal Way Chorale: Rehearsals for this community choir begin at 7 p.m. Mondays at the Federal Way United Methodist Church, 29645 51st Ave. S. Call Don Barrows, (253) 854-0868.Jet Cities Chorus: Women of all vocal ranges can attend rehearsals from 7 to 10 p.m. Mondays at Calvary Lutheran Church, 2415 S. 320th St. Call 630-8408.Tuesday, Jan. 30Sunrise Rotary: Pete von Reichbauer will talk about what's happening with the Metro King County Council 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.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: 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. 24Bridge 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. 26TGIF Bridge Club: Meets weekly at 7:30 p.m. at a Federal Way residence. Cost is $4. Call 874-2231.EXHIBITSThrough 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.Through Feb. 28Federal Way City Hall: Watercolors of floras and detailed environments by local artist MaryLynn Kinkade are on exhibit at City Hall, 33530 First Way S. Hours are 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. weekdays. Call 661-4050. Through 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 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 March 19Dumas Bay Center: Watercolors and oils of local Pacific Northwest scenes and still lifes by local artist Marianne Harlor are on exhibit at Dumas Bay Center, 3200 Dash Point Road. Her work won the Federal Way Art Commission's Choice Award from the 2000 Arts Alive Juried Arts Exhibit. Gallery hours are 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. weekdays. Call 661-4050.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: Include event information, specific date, time and phone number for publication. "

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