Organic gardening: The Federal Way Community Gardens are now part of Federal Way Community Caregiving Network, and there are opportunities to volunteer in their Senior Center and Truman community gardens. Come learn organic gardening techniques as well as help in the growing and harvesting of organic produce for low-income seniors and community suppers in Federal Way. Volunteer opportunities are available 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Monday through Friday and 9 a.m. to noon Saturday. Contact Mike Stanley at 253-279-6443.
Recycling event: The city of Federal Way is hosting a free recycling event for a variety of items such as branches, stumps, appliances, mattresses, tires, electronics, Styrofoam blocks, batteries, tools, bicycles and more from 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturday, April 21, at the Wild Waves Theme and Water Park parking lot, 36201 Enchanted Parkway S. Info: www.cityoffederlaway.com/RecyclingEvent.
Financial literacy workshop: The Multi-Service Center and New York Life hosts an informative workshop on managing your expenses and maximizing your income from 4-6 p.m. Wednesday, April 25, at the Federal Way Multi-Service Center, 1200 S. 336th St. It’s time to start building your savings plan for the rest of the year and establish the first step towards financial freedom. Info: www.facebook.com/events/247516459124865/.
Neighborhood Connection Meeting: Join Mayor Jim Ferrell, Federal Way City Council members and city staff to discuss various topics such as crime statistics and prevention, traffic safety and neighborhood clean-up and enhancement during a Neighborhood Connection meeting from 6-7:30 p.m. Thursday, April 26, at Twin Lakes Elementary School, 4400 SW 320th St. For more information, call the mayor’s office at 253-835-2402.
Garage sale fundraiser: Phi Beta Psi Sorority, Gamma Delta Chapter will host a “garage sale” fundraiser from 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Friday, April 27, and Saturday, April 28 at Belmor Park Club House, 2101 324th St. S. Sale features antiques, Mid-Century items, kitchenware, tools, jewelry, clothing and more. Early bird entrance at 8 a.m. is available for $2 each day.
Plant sale: Marine Hills Garden Club plant sale runs 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, April 28, at 29829 8th Ave. SW in Federal Way. The club has an assortment of annuals, perennials, shrubs and small trees for sale. Come early for best selections. Proceeds fund horticulture scholarships and benefit community gardens. Call Maxine at 253-946-3733.
Cinderella: Tacoma City Ballet delivers comedy, magic and romance with the classic fairy tale “Cinderella.” Performances are at 2 p.m. Saturday, April 28, Sunday, April 29, Saturday, May 5, and Sunday, May 6 at the Federal Way Performing Arts and Event Center, 31510 Pete von Reichbauer Way South. The classic fairytale will be presented in grand classical style with opulent scenery and costumes, all backed by the Tacoma City Ballet Orchestra. For tickets, visit www.fwpaec.org or call (253) 835-7010.
Book group: The Multicultural Book Group will be meeting at 7 p.m. Wednesday, May 9, at the 320th Federal Way Library to discuss “In a Sunburned Country” by Bill Bryant. The author tells his report on what he found in an entirely different place: Australia, the country that doubles as a continent, and a place with the friendliest inhabitants, the hottest, driest weather, and the most peculiar and lethal wildlife to be found on the planet. Bryant is described as a writer who combines humor, wonder and unflagging curiosity. All are welcome.
Summer arts festival: FUSION (Friends United to Shelter the Indigent Oppressed and Needy) will host its annual summer arts festival while celebrating its 25th anniversary 4-9 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 1, at Dumas Bay Centre, 3200 SW Dash Point Road. This charity event features food, drinks, entertainment, auctions, local artists and more to benefit transitional housing for homeless families in the community. Tickets are $75 before July 24 and $85 after. To learn more, visit www.fusionfederalway.org or call 253-874-1257 or email email@example.com.
Delivery drivers needed: Sound Generations is looking for volunteers to deliver meals to homebound senior citizens through the Meals on Wheels program. Drivers are needed to deliver meals in Federal Way on Thursday mornings, as needed when one of the regular drivers is unavailable. Routes start between 8 and 9 a.m. and typically take one to two hours. Mileage is reimbursable while making deliveries. Info: 206-448-5767 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Historical Society of Federal Way: Volunteer opportunities include collections care, greeting the public at public events, docents for historic Denny and Barker cabins, computer work, building maintenance and phone calling. For more information, contact Diana Noble-Gulliford at email@example.com or call 206-412-5545.
Federal Way Coalition Against Trafficking Opportunities: Local non-profit is seeking volunteers for various positions including website manager, funding coordinator, event coordinator, and graphic design coordinator. Email firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
Volunteer Chore Service: the Catholic Community Service Program is committed to providing in-home chore assistance to elders and adults with disabilities, helping them to remain in their own home for as long and as safe as possible. Volunteers provide assistance with the following tasks: transportation, shopping, housework, laundry, minor home repairs, communications and yard work. To learn more about this rewarding opportunity, contact Tiffany Perri at TiffanyP@ccsww.org or 253-850-2525.
Drivers Needed: Volunteer drivers are needed to transport elderly residents in King County. Contact 206-326-2800 or resource.I@ghc.org.
South King Council of the Blind: This group meets from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. on the second Saturday of each month in the back room of Denny’s, 2132 S. 320th St. They are a resource for people dealing with vision loss, their friends’ and families’ vision, or anyone interested in vision loss. For more information, contact Gaylen Floyd at 253-217-9586 or email@example.com or Marlaina Lieberg at firstname.lastname@example.org. More information is also available at www.southkingcounciloftheblind.org.
Bingo: Social bingo for all ages is held from 12:30 to 2 p.m. on Mondays and from 10 to 11:30 a.m. on Wednesdays at the Federal Way Senior Center, 4016 S. 352nd St. For more information, contact Char Ashcraft at email@example.com or call 253-838-3604 or visit federalwayseniorcenter.org.
Talk Time Classes: Practice speaking English with other English language learners from 6:30 to 8 p.m. every Wednesday at the Federal Way Library, 34200 First Way S. Learn about American culture and meet people from around the world. Classes are free and participants can join at any time. For more information, visit www.kcls.org or call 253-838-3668.
Seniors In Motion: Seniors in Motion is a senior exercise class at the Federal Way Senior Center, 4016 S. 352nd St. The class is held at 9:30 a.m. every Monday, Tuesday and Thursday. The goal of the program is to focus on strengthening and conditioning the entire body. Participants will strengthen muscles, achieve better balance, improve overall body tone and enjoy a more positive self-image. For more information, contact Dorothy at 252-835-3529.
Book Donations: The friends at Federal Way Library, 34200 First Way S. are collecting used books, magazines and DVDs in new or like-new condition to support library programming. Donations are tax deductible. Ask library staff for details.
Federal Way Domestic Violence Task Force: Meets from 12 to 1:30 p.m. the fourth Friday of every month at City Hall in the Hylebos Room. The organization works towards ending domestic violence. For more information, contact Lana Mathew at 253-232-8096.
Cancer Patient and Caregiver Support Group: These professionally facilitated groups meet from 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. on the first and third Wednesday of each month at Virginia Mason Medical Center, 33501 First Way Way S. For more information, call Theresa Kelly at 206-709-1400 or email firstname.lastname@example.org or visit cancerpathways.org.
Freedom From Tobacco Support Group: If you are thinking about quitting tobacco, trying to quit, or wanting help from a friend, the Freedom From Tobacco Free Weekly Support Group is here. The group meets from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. every Thursday at St. Francis Hospital, in the oncology waiting area. For more information, call Heidi Henson at 253-426-6746.
One-on-One Resume Assistance: A King County Library volunteer can provide 45 minutes of one-on-one to help write or update your resume. Make sure to bring a list of previous employment (name of business, address, phone number and position) and a current resume if you have one. Typing services are not provided. Registration required. For days and times, call 253-839-0257.
One-on-One Computer Help: Library volunteers provide assistance with basic level computer and software questions at the Federal Way Library, 34200 First Way S. For dates and times, please call the library at 253-838-3668 or 253-839-0257.
English as a Second Language: Classes to learn English grammar, reading, writing and conversation skills with an experienced instructor will be held from 6 to 9 p.m. every Tuesday at the Federal Way Library, 34200 First Way S. For more information, call Linda Faaren at 206-592-3670.
Legal Clinic: The King County Bar Association provides free 30-minute consultations with volunteer attorneys regarding civil legal issues from 6:30 to 9 p.m. on Tuesdays at the Federal Way Library, 34200 First Way S. Attorneys cannot represent clients but can refer to other assistance. This event is available by appointment only. Please call 206-267-7070 between 9 a.m. and noon, Tuesday through Thursday.