Sound Transit open house: Sound Transit seeks public input on the Tacoma Dome light rail extension project at an open house from 6-8 p.m. Wednesday, April 18, at Todd Beamer High School, 35999 16th Ave. S. The regional light rail extension to the Tacoma Dome includes 9.7-miles of elevated and at-grade light rail from the Federal Way Transit Center to the Tacoma Dome and includes four new stations in South Federal Way, Fife, East Tacoma and at the Tacoma Dome. It is expected to open in 2030. Those unable to attend the open house can participate online at https://tdlink.particpate.online/.
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.
Talent show: Rugged Genius Media Group and Centerstage Theatre present the inaugural Federal Way Talent Show from 6:30-8:30 p.m. Saturday, April 14, at the Knutzen Family Theatre, 3200 S. Dash Point Road. The cost is $10 for adults and $5 for children under 10. Contact Lamont Styles at firstname.lastname@example.org for tickets.
Women’s Club: The Women’s Club of Federal Way will meet at 11 a.m. April 18 at Twin Lakes Golf and Country Club, 3583 SW 320th St. Cost for lunch is $15. Call 253-927-2766 by April 15 for your reservation. The theme is “Think Spring.” Come enjoy the expertise of the creative designer from Watson’s Nursery & Greenhouse in Puyallup. She will demonstrate the correct process of deck, porch and patio container planting with the raffle winner going home with her creation.
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. 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. 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. April 28, April 29, May 5 and 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. 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. 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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org or Marlaina Lieberg at email@example.com. 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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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 email@example.com 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 Assistant 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.
Spanish Story Time: A family program where all ages are welcome. Games, songs and crafts for children in the Spanish language are included. This event is from 7 to 7:30 p.m. every Wednesday until the end of August at the Federal Way Library, 34200 First Way S. For more information, visit kcls.org or call 253-839-0257.
Citizenship Class: Learn how to become a United States Citizen from 6:30 to 8 p.m. every Monday at the Federal Way Library, 34200 First Way S. Study for the interview and exam, and practice reading, writing, listening, and speaking English in a friendly environment. For more information, visit www.kcls.org or call 253-838-3668.
Family Story Time: A family program for all ages with an adult from 7 to 7:30 p.m. on Tuesdays at the Federal Way Library, 34200 First Way S. For more information, visit www.kcls.org or call 253-838-3668.
Toddler Story Time: A family program for ages 2 to 3 years with an adult, from 10:15 to 10:45 a.m. on Wednesdays at the Federal Way Library, 34200 First Way S. For more information, visit www.kcls.org or call 253-839-0257 or 253-838-3668.
Preschool Story Time: A family program for ages 3 to 6 with an adult from 11 to 11:30 a.m. on Wednesdays at the Federal Way Library, 34200 First Way S. For more information, visit www.kcls.org or call 253-838-3668.
Young Toddler Story Time: A family program for ages 12 to 24 months with an adult from 10:15 to 10:45 a.m. on Thursdays at the Federal Way Library, 34200 First Way S. For more information, visit www.kcls.org or call 253-838-3668.
Infant Story Time: A family program for newborns to 12 months with an adult from 10:15 to 10:45 a.m. on Fridays at the Federal Way Library, 34200 First Way S. For more information, visit www.kcls.org or call 253-838-3668.
Study Zone: Drop-in during scheduled hours for free homework help from volunteer tutors at the Federal Way Library, 34200 First Way S. For more information, visit www.kcls.org or call 253-838-3668.
Game On: For middle school, junior high and high school students. Come play gamecube, xbox and wii video games at the Federal Way Library, 34200 First Way S. in the meeting room. Snacks and drinks are provided. This takes place every from 4 to 5:30 p.m. on Aug. 17, Sept. 21, Oct. 19, Nov. 16 and Dec. 21.
Rotary Club of Federal Way: The Rotary Club of Federal Way holds meetings at 7:30 a.m. every Tuesday, and at 12:15 p.m. every Thursday at the Courtyard Marriott, 31910 Gateway Center Blvd S. For more information or to inquire about a membership, contact President Layne Barndt a firstname.lastname@example.org or visit federalwayrotary.org.
Morning Kiwanis Club: The Kiwanis Club of Greater Federal Way meeets at 7:30 a.m. on Tuesdays at Denny’s, 2132 S. 320th St. The first Tuesday of the month is an evening meeting beginning at 6:30 p.m. Each person pays for his or her own meal. Info: email@example.com or greaterfederalwaykiwanis.org.
Lions Club: The Federal Way Lions Club meets at noon the first and third Tuesday of each month at Denny’s restaurant on 320th. For more information, contact Bob Darrigan at 253-874-4282.
Noon Kiwanis Club: The Kiwanis Club of Federal Way meets from noon-1p.m. Wednesdays, with lunch service beginning at 11:30 a.m., at the the Twins Lakes Golf and Country Club, 3583 SW 320th St. Dinner meetings are the from 6:30 -7:30 p.m. the first Wednesday of the month, with dinner service starting at 6 p.m. Info: firstname.lastname@example.org or federalwaykiwanis.com.
Twin Lakes Toastmasters Club: The club meets at 6:30 p.m. on the second and fourth Wednesday of every month at Brookdale Foundation House, 32290 First Ave. S. No membership is required, the club is open to all interested parties. For more information, visit www.toastmasters.org or contact Don Everly Smith at Twinlakestoastmasters@gmail.com or call 425-241-4888.
WakeUp4Wealth: This business communications club meets from 7 to 8:15 a.m. on Fridays in the second floor training room of Keller Williams Realty, 33434 8th Ave. S. No membership required, the club is open to all interested parties. For more information, visit www.toastmasters.org or contact Don Everly Smith at Twinlakestoastmasters@gmail.com or call 425-241-4888.
The St. Francis Hospital Auxiliary: Group meets at 6:30 p.m. with meetings beginning at 7 p.m. on the second Wednesday of each month in the Medical Office Building, located next to St. Francis Hospital. For more information, call Andrea at 253-944-7960.
Crazy Quilters of Federal Way: This group meets from 7 to 9 p.m. the second Tuesday and fourth Thursday of every month at Avalon Care Center, 135 S. 336th Street. The Tuesday meeting is to discuss their program, and the one held on Thursday is to discuss business. For more information, call 253-927-1260.