Discovery Day: 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.
Pumpkin patch: Light of Christ Community Garden’s mud-free pumpkin patch is open Oct. 16-31 at 34249 21st Ave. SW in Federal Way. Hours are 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. Monday through Saturday and noon to 6 p.m. Sunday. Take photos, play games, take a tractor ride and vote for your favorite scarecrow. Weekends will include a bake sale. This is a fundraiser that supports the garden. For info, call 253-326-7166 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
300-pound pumpkin: Master sculptor Russ Leno will carve a 300-pound pumpkin and more from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Oct. 21 at Branches Garden Center, 3909 S. 320th St. Leno has been featured on national TV shows and in magazines. He has received awards for the world’s largest giant pumpkin sculpture and the world’s tallest and longest sand sculptures. The public is invited and all ages are welcome. To learn more, email email@example.com or call 253-941-7705.
Computer help: The Federal Way Senior Center offers one-on-one computer assistance from 9:30-11:30 a.m. and 1-3 p.m. every Wednesday at 4016 S 352nd St, Auburn. To learn more, call 253-838-3604 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
School discipline rights: A free workshop for parents of children in Federal Way Public Schools will be held 6-8 p.m. Oct. 18 at Uptown Square Apartments, 1066 S. 320th St. Know your rights, learn how to advocate for your child, and talk to parents who have been there. Sponsored by the Federal Way Youth Action Team. For info, call 253-740-5788 or email theFWYAT@gmail.com.
30th District Town Hall: Event will feature District 30 Sen. Mark Miloscia and Reps. Mike Pellicciotti and Kristine Reeves from 10 a.m. to noon Oct. 21 at Alpac Elementary School, 310 Milwaukee Blvd. N., Pacific. For more info, call 253-517-5181 or email Katie.email@example.com.
Fall Foliage Festival and Plant Sale: The free event runs 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Oct. 21-28 at the world-renowned Rhododendron Species Botanical Garden, 2525 S. 336th St., Federal Way. Fall color tours, speakers, demonstrations and deals on rhododendrons, companion plants and ferns. With every $50 purchase of plants, customers will be rewarded with one free admission “Garden Pass.” For more info, visit rhodygarden.org or call 253-838-4646.
Jet Cities Chorus at the PAEC: The Jet Cities Chorus will bring its four-part, A cappella barbershop-style harmony to the Federal Way Performing Arts and Event Center for two shows Oct. 28. The performance will feature the GQ Quartet, a Baltimore-based female barbershop-style group that has appeared on “A Prairie Home Companion.” Shows start at 2 p.m. and 7 p.m. Tickets are $25-$35. The venue is located at 31510 Pete von Reichbauer Way S. For tickets and info, visit fwpaec.org or call 253-835-7010.
Pixie and the Grocer: Thistle Theatre returns with Hans Christian Anderson’s “Pixie and the Grocer” at noon Oct. 28 at the Knutzen Family Theatre, 3200 SW Dash Point Road, Federal Way. The classic story focuses on a Pixie who lives with a greedy grocery and observes a poor poet give up food in exchange for an old book. The Pixie see the beauty of poetry dance before his eyes and contemplates switching his services from the grocer to the poet in exchange for a less comfortable life. Tickets are $12 general admission, $8 for ages 17 and under. Call 253-661-1444 or visit centerstagetheatre.com.
Kronos Quartet at the PAEC: At 8 p.m. Nov. 4 at the Federal Way Performing Arts and Event Center, the Grammy Award-winning Kronos Quartet will present its spin on contemporary and classical compositions that combine “a spirit of fearless exploration with a commitment to continually re-imagining the string quartet.” Kronos Quartet has been performing for more than 40 years and has performed with an eclectic range of artists. The show will continue with that tradition, described by The New Yorker as proving that a string quartet “could become a kind of all-terrain vehicle in contemporary culture.” Tickets are $44-$79. Visit fwpaec.org or call 253-835-7010.