Community Calendar

"ACTIVITIESWednesday, Jan. 31WTCTA awards dinner: The World Trade Center Tacoma will present three major awards at the World Trade Center Tacoma Annual Awards Dinner at the Tacoma Convention Center. James A. Harmon, president and chairman of the Export-Import Bank of the United States, will be the keynote speaker. A reception and silent auction begins at 6 p.m.; dinner and program at 6:30 p.m. Tickets are $80-$90. To attend, call (253) 383-9474.Thursday, Feb. 1Aspiring models: Elite Model Management, a nationally recognized name in the modeling industry, will visit SeaTac Mall as part of Elite Model Look 2001, its national search for the next generation of Elite models. The free open calls for women ages 14-24 will be from 6 to 8 p.m. in the Bon Marché Courtyard. Entry forms are available at the customer service booth in the mall. Bring entry form, head shot and full-length photo. If under age 18, parent must sign entry form. Details, call (212) 529-9700, Ext. 117 or visit www.elitemodellookusa.comFeb. 3 and 4'Friends of Willie & Joe': The Northwest historical society Friends of Willie & Joe present a free exhibit of World War II memorabilia in the Great Outdoors Court at the SuperMall. The collection ranges from personal effects to restored military jeeps. It's open from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. Feb. 3 and 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Feb. 4 at the mall, 1101 SuperMall Way, Auburn. Call (253) 833-9500.Saturday, Feb. 3Seattle Star Wars Society: Local Star Trek groups face a challenge by the Seattle Star Wars Society to a game of laser tag at LaserQuest to kick off the 2001 Junior Jedis Toy Drive. Bring a toy donation to this family event at 7 p.m. at 2210 S. 320th St. Cost is $4.50 per game. Costumes encouraged. Call (253) 946-4500.Sunday, Feb. 4Mini Psychic Fair: Arlene Tognetti, co-author of The Complete Idiot's Guide to Tarot and Fortune-Telling, and other local psychics will provide readings from 2 to 5 p.m. at Barnes & Noble Booksellers, 31325 Pacific Highway S. Call 839-2535.Thursday, Feb. 8Women's Breakfast Forum: Executive speech coach Jan D'Arcy speaks about taking responsibility for designing and reaching your own future in her presentation titled I Was Born a Butterfly ... What the Heck am I Doing in this Cocoon? at the Women's Breakfast Forum presented by Highline Community College. Registration begins at 7:30 a.m., breakfast at 8 a.m. at 33320 First Way S., Suite 200. Tickets are $12. Reservations required. Call (206) 870-3757.Patti Davis: Hear Patti Davis, author and daughter of former President Ronald Reagan, speak about what her father taught her about faith and other topics from her book Public Lives, Private Healing: One Family's Journey. She appears as a guest of Green River Community College's Artists & Speakers Series at 7:30 p.m. Feb. 8 in the Lindbloom Student Center on campus at 12401 S.E. 320th St., Auburn. Tickets are $10-$12. Call (253) 833-9111, Ext. 2400. Saturday, Feb. 10Women's softball auction: Highline Community College's women's softball team will host an auction at 10 a.m. to help raise funds to participate in the BYU Hawaii Tournament at Brigham Young University, Hawaii. Preview items from 8 to 10 a.m. in Building 8 (Student Union) at the Des Moines campus, 2400 S. 240th St. Call coach Cara Hoyt at (206) 878-3710, Ext. 3459.'Women Defending Themselves': Tony Simpson will teach advanced preparedness and self-defense skills in a mother/daughter workshop for girls age 12 and older, with an adult. Learn physical combat skills for personal safety from 1 to 3 p.m. at Federal Way Regional Library, 34200 First Way S. Register, call 838-3668.Homebuyers: Green River Community College and The Homebuyer Program, formerly the Washington Community Housing Network, present a free, certified homebuying seminar from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the SuperMall in Auburn. Participants receive a free confidential credit report and may use free confidential counseling. To attend, call Cal Scott, 661-0904.BOOK ITSaturday, Feb. 3Creativity group: Rediscover your creativity based on topics from Julia Cameron's book The Artist's Way at 11 a.m. at Barnes & Noble Booksellers, 31325 Pacific Highway S. Call 839-2535.Meet the authors: Authors Mike Danford and Gwen Austin will appear at 2 p.m. at Barnes & Noble Booksellers, 31325 Pacific Highway S. Hear Danford, author of a story about grizzly bears titled No Sudden Moves!, and Austin, author of the mystery Twilight Manor, discuss what inspired them to write their books. Call 839-2535.GARDENINGJan. 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 and seminars for interior design, home improvement 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. Admission is $5-$8; free for kids under age 6. Call (253) 756-2121.Tuesday, Feb. 6Garden show preview party: The 13th annual preview party for the Northwest Flower & Garden Show, presented by the Arboretum Foundation in Seattle, offers an opportunity to view more than an acre of display gardens the night before the show opens to the public. Guests can enjoy hors d'oeuvres, fine wines, a silent auction and entertainment. Tickets are from $90. Call (206) 325-4510. Feb. 7-112001 Northwest Flower & Garden Show: Wander down paths of 27 full-size show gardens created by the top nurseries and landscape designers from Oregon, Washington and British Columbia; check out the commercial exhibits; and view new commercial displays at the 2001 Northwest Flower & Garden Show at the Washington State Convention & Trade Center. Admission is $11 half-day ticket, $18 at the door, and kids age 11 and younger, free. Information, call 1-800-229-6311 or visit www.gardenshow.comGET PHYSICALTuesday, Feb. 6Walk For Your Life: Senior walkers leave at 9 a.m. from the Federal Way Senior Center, 4016 S. 352nd St., to walk 3 miles of woodland trails along the Green River gorge at Kanasket, Palmer State Park. Lunch at the Krain Inn. Carpool cost is $3. Call 838-3604.HEALTH & SUPPORTWednesday, Jan. 31Women of Wisdom: Homeschooling mothers meet at 7 p.m. at the Federal Way 320th Library, 848 S. 320th St. Call Mia at 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. 5Parent 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. in Renton. Discussion topics include the adoption process and costs involved. Call (206) 575-4550.Friends For Life: People dealing with any kind of cancer meet from 3:30 to 5 p.m., first and third Monday, in the board room at St. Francis Hospital. Call 952-7997.Tuesday, Feb. 6Messies 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.Friends in Adoption: An adoptive parent of four children will discuss how to talk to your child about adoption. Local adoptive and foster families meet from 7 to 9 p.m. at Childhaven, 1345 22nd N.E. in Auburn. Parents before, during and after adoption meet the first Tuesday from September through June to discuss adopted related issues, parenting techniques and to socialize. Call (206) 264-5136 or e-mail:, Feb. 7Caring for Aging Parents: Meet with others who face the challenges of caring for aging parents and hear from an expert on this situation in a Highline Community College support group. It meets from 6 to 7:30 p.m. Wednesdays through March 7 in Room 206, Building 22 on the Des Moines campus. Fee is $25. To attend, call Women's Programs at (206) 878-3710, Ext. 3340.The Autism Society of South King County-Federal Way: Wendie Rosenberg, co-founder of Families for Effective Autism Treatment, will discuss the role this organization plays in supporting families and the principles of Applied Behavioral Analysis in educating children with autism. A video titled Treating Autism will be viewed at the meeting which begins at 7 p.m. at Barnes & Noble Booksellers, 31325 Pacific Highway S. Call Laurel Taggart at 952-3343.CLASSESThursday, Feb. 1Service 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. For a free appointment, call 838-3668.Interior design: Green River Community College Continuing Education offers an interior design class from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Thursdays through March 8. Fee is $79. GRCC is at 12401 S.E. 320th St., Auburn. Register, call (253) 833-9111, Ext. 2535.Friday, Feb. 2Life Art Drawing Class: Bring your art materials and participate in this weekly 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. Ikebana: Toshiko Kawata, Master, teacher and member of Ikebana International will present this weekly workshop on the Japanese style of flower arranging from 2 to 4 p.m. Fridays at Barnes & Noble Booksellers, 31325 Pacific Highway S. Call 839-2535.Sunday, Feb. 4Lavendar soap: Learn how to make soap from scratch and take a batch home with you. Biker B's Soaps will teach the art of soap making from 1 to 3 p.m. at Klahanee Lake Community Center. Fee is $15. Registration required. Call Parks and Recreation at 661-4050.Tuesday, Feb. 6Women in Transition: Green River Community College Women's Programs offers a six-week program for women going through a transition in their lives. Discussion topics include life planning, money issues,self-esteem, career and education opportunities, and job skills. Class meets from 2 to 4 p.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays, HSB Building, Room 2 on campus at 12401 S.E. 320th St., Auburn. Fee is $69. Register, call (253) 833-9111, Ext. 2547.Feb. 6 and 755-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 Education Room at the hospital, 34515 Ninth Ave. S. Register, call 1-888-825-3227.Thursday, Feb. 8Disciplining your preschooler: Children's Home Society presents Discipline and Your Preschooler. Learn to use time-out, discuss the 123 Magic! technique, and talk with parents about strategies that work from 6 to 8 p.m. at 4338 Auburn Way N., Auburn. Free. To request childcare and attend the class, call Sue at (253) 850-2551 by Feb. 1. Bath bombs/bath salts: Learn how to make bath bombs and bath salts from 7:30 to 9 p.m. at Dumas Bay Center, 3200 S.W. Dash Point Road. Fee is $7. Register by Feb. 5. Call Parks, Recreation and Cultural Services, 661-4050.Become a literacy tutor: Find out how to become a literacy tutor for adults. The Literacy Program of the South King County Multi-Service Center holds an informational meeting from 6:15 to 7:15 p.m. every second Thursday at the Federal Way Regional Library, 34200 First Way S. Call 838-3668.OngoingSenior computer classes: The Federal Way Senior Center is offering computer classes in Microsoft Excel 2000, meeting eight weeks from 9:30 to 11:30 a.m. Tuesdays; Quicken Home Finance, meeting five weeks from 1 to 3 p.m. Thursdays; and Windows 95/98/Me Operating System Course, eight weeks, from 7 to 9 p.m. Fridays. To confirm start dates and register, call (253) 839-5418.YOUTHWednesday, Jan. 31320th 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, is 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.Wonderful Ones: Twenty minutes of songs, fingerplays, 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, Feb. 1Preschoolers: Hear Gregory's Shadow and learn more about Groundhog Day, play shadow games and enjoy a snack at 11 a.m. at Barnes & Noble Booksellers, 31325 Pacific Highway S. Call 839-2535.Saturday, Feb. 3Creative Minds: Mad Science of Pierce County will present science fair ideas, especially using optical illusions. The program begins at 1 p.m. at Barnes & Noble Booksellers, 31325 Pacific Highway S. Call 839-2535.Feb. 5 and 6Regional 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.CLUBSWednesday, Jan. 31Federal 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, Feb. 1Town 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.Federal Way Community Council: Meets from 7 to 9 p.m., first Thursday, in the Boardroom at the Federal Way Educational Service Center, 31405 18th Ave. S. Call Don Kasper, 941-6620.Saturday, Feb. 3Creativity discussion group: Rediscover your creativity at this discussion group which meets at 11 a.m., first Saturday, at Barnes & Noble Booksellers, 31325 Pacific Highway S. Call 839-2535.Monday, Feb. 5Federal 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, Feb. 6Sunrise Rotary: Meets at 7:15 a.m. Tuesdays at Marie Callender's Restaurant, 31920 Gateway Center Blvd. S. 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.Federal Way Lions Club: Meets at noon the first and third Tuesday at Tony Roma's, 32015 A 23rd St. Call Bob Darrigan at 874-4282.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.GFWC SoKiCo Woman's Club: Meetings of the South King County Woman's Club, a member of the General Federation of Women's Clubs, begin at 7 p.m. the first Tuesday at 740 Clay St. N.W. in Auburn. Call Helen Tyler at (253) 850-1093. 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, Feb. 7Business 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 Christian Women's Club: Meet for Coffee with a Purpose from 10 to 11:30 a.m. at the Club House Grill, 202 S.W. 336th. Call Anne, 952-2648.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) 298-8459.30th District Democrats: Denny Lensegrav, community relations manager of Puget Sound Energy, will speak and lead discussion about the West Coast energy crisis at the monthly meeting. Spaghetti dinner begins at 6 p.m., program is at 7 at the Federal Way Senior Center, 4016 S. 352nd St. Dinner is $3. Call Chad Savaikie at 838-5905 or e-mail at 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.Thursday, Feb. 8Tacoma Newcomer's Club: Learn about the area at the monthly luncheon at Lieu's, 12151 Pacific Ave. S., Tacoma. Social hour begins at 11:30 a.m., lunch served at noon. Call Barbara, (253) 752-1009.HELP FOR SENIORSVolunteer 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. Choose the location, time and tasks you prefer. Call (206) 324-5247 or e-mail: lunch program: The Klahanee Lake Community/Senior Center is seeking a volunteers to assist for the Senior Lunch Program in Federal Way. Volunteers are needed from 10:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Monday, Wednesday and Friday. Volunteers will be served a free lunch. Call Rebecca Waller at (206) 727-6249.Drivers: Volunteers are needed to drive and accompany area seniors to their essential appointments. Flexible hours, paid mileage, paid parking and supplemental insurance offered. Call Cindy Zwart at Senior Services, 1-800-282-5815 or (206) 448-5740. Visit www.seniorservices.orgVOLUNTEERRhododendron 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.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.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.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.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. 31Bridge 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, Feb. 2TGIF Bridge Club: Meets weekly at 7:30 p.m. at a Federal Way residence. Cost is $4. Call 874-2231.EXHIBITSFeb. 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.Feb. 8-March 29Freighthouse Art Gallery: Drawn From the Northwest is the title of a winter show presented by Freighthouse Art Gallery and The Art Annex. Hours are 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. Mondays-Saturdays, and noon to 5 p.m. Sundays in Freighthouse Square near the Tacoma Dome, 440 E. 25th, Suite 52. 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. 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. 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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