Community Calendar

Sign Language Classes: Beginner sign language classes, 6-8 p.m., Nov. 22-Dec. 13, Northwest Foursquare Church, 34800 21st Ave. SW, Federal Way. All are welcome to attend this free event. Information at or 253-838-6321.

Winning with Teams: WakeUp4Wealth presents Toastmasters Club featuring Winning with Teams! Presentations, 7-8:15 a.m., Nov. 24, Keller Williams Puget Sound Realty, 33434 Eighth Ave. S., #103. Guests are welcome to attend these free events. Information at, or 425-241-4888.

Beauty and the Beast: Centerstage Theatre presents a British Pantomime version of the classic fairytale “Beauty and the Beast.” The show opens Saturday, Nov. 25, and runs through Thursday, Dec. 21, with perfomances at 2 p.m. and 7 p.m. on Saturdays and 2 p.m. on Sundays at the Knutzen Family Theatre, 3200 SW Dash Point Road in Federal Way. There will be special holiday performances at 7 p.m. Friday, Dec. 15, and Thursday, Dec. 21. Tickets cost $35 for adults, $30 for seniors and military personnel, $15 for age 18 to 25 and $12 for those age 17 and younger. Info: or 253-661-1444.

Dine Out: Single Seniors will be hosting its monthly Dine Out, 5:30 p.m., Nov. 28, private backroom at Black Bear Diner, 32065 Pacific Highway S. No agenda and no RSVP necessary. This event is for single seniors, age 55 and older. Information at or 253-332-4126.

Storm Large: Musician, actor, playwright and author Storm Large and her new band, Le Bonheur, 8 p.m., Dec. 1, Federal Way Performing Arts and Event Center, 31510 Pete von Reichbauer Way S. Tickets are $23 to $63. Info:, or 253-835-7010.

Rejoice in Christ: Federal Way Stake presents its Christmas event, “Rejoice in Christ,” 6-9 p.m. Dec. 1, 4-9 p.m. Dec. 2, 4-7 p.m. Dec. 3, 34815 Weyerhaeuser Way S. The free event includes a live nativity, music, video, art and scenes from thesavior’s life. Information at, 206-501-8655 or

Holiday Pops: The Federal Way Symphony presents Holiday Pops, 7:30 p.m. Dec. 2. at the Federal Way Performing Arts and Event Center, 31510 Pete von Reichbauer Way S. Enjoy a holiday pops extravaganza with a brilliant young emerging artist,Young Park, and a program of modern pops with Michael “The Wanz” Wansley, a Grammy award-winning pop singer and Macklemore collaborator. Tickets are $39 to $50 or $15 for students. Information at, or253-835-7010.

Chanting Group: Healing for Life will be hosting a chanting group, 4-5 p.m. Dec. 3, South Sound Healing and Wellness, 34004 Ninth Ave. S., Suite A-11. This free event is open to all; no experience or talent necessary, although love offerings are welcome. Information at, or (435) 512-2459.

Peer Mental Health: Calvary Lutheran Church will be hosting their monthly peer-to-peer mental health support group, 7-8:30 p.m., Dec. 4, Calvary Lutheran Church, 2415 S. 320th St. Info: or 253-839-0344.

City Vision Monthly Meeting: City Vision’s monthly meeting, 2-4 p.m., Dec. 5, Federal Way Library, 34200 First Way S. Thisis a time for the community to come together for networking, hear upcoming events and listen to speakers on a variety of topics. This free meeting is open to anyone. Information at

O Emmanuel: The Federal Way Chorale presents “O Emmanuel,” 7:30 p.m., Dec. 9, Federal Way Performing Arts and EventCenter, 31510 Pete von Reichbauer Way S. This winter performance will present the beautiful sounds of the Christmas season, including Christmas pieces such as those in Bass’s Feast of Carols and Williams’ “Fantasia on Christmas Carols” and a few lesser-known compositions, including Nelhybel’s “Estampie Natalis.” Tickets $24 to $34 and $5 for students.Information at, or 253-835-7010.

Look to the Stars: Rainier Youth Choirs, featuring youth from throughout South King County, presents a holiday concert, 3-5 p.m., Dec. 9, New Hope Presbyterian Church, 19800 108th Ave. SE, Kent. Tickets cost $15 and $12 for students/seniors.Door tickets cost $18 and $15 for students/seniors. Information at

Reiki Share: Take part in an evening of emotional and physical healing and spiritual growth from 7-9 p.m. Dec. 12 at South Sound Healing and Wellness, 34004 Ninth Ave. S., Suite A-11. A Reiki share is an opportunity for Reiki practitioners and others to come together with the intention of sharing the highest vibrations of unconditional love and light with one another. Participants will have the opportunity to both give and receive Reiki energy. No experience needed. All are welcome. Attendance is free, but love offerings are welcome and appreciated. Info:, 435-512-2459 or

Twin Lakes Toastmasters: Twin Lakes Toastmasters monthly meeting is taking place from 6:30-7:50 p.m. Dec. 13 atBrookdale Foundation House – Courtside Room, 32290 First Avenue South. Twin Lakes Toastmasters is a community-basedspeaking, listening, and communication development club open to all adults. This free event occurs every second, fourth,and fifth Wednesday. Info:, 425-241-4888.

Deaf Chat Night/Coffee House: Northwest Foursquare Church hosts deaf chat night from 6-9:30 p.m. Dec. 15 at Northwest Foursquare Church, 34800 21st Avenue Southwest. This is a potluck event with plenty of food where deaf and hard-of-hearing community members, along with hearing, can come hang out, play games, and have great conversation. All are welcome to this free event, even if you do not sign. Info: or 253-838-6321.

Nutcracker: The Tacoma City Ballet presents the Nutcracker at the Federal Way Performing Arts and Event Center, 31510 Pete von Reichbauer Way S. Performance times are 7:30 p.m. Dec. 15, 16, 21 and 22, and 3 p.m. Dec. 17 and 23. Tickets are $34 to $104 and $18 for students. Info:, or 253-835-7010.

Polynesian Holiday Bazaar: Get into the holiday spirit with the second annual Polynesian Holiday Bazaar from noon-6 p.m. Dec. 16 and 3-5 p.m. Dec. 17 at the Federal Way Community Center, 876 S. 333rd St. The free event includes vendors, entertainment, food and music. Info: or 206-429-0509.

Aquarium fun: The Marine Science and Technology Center (MaST) Aquarium is open to the public from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.every Saturday 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 for more information.

Sign Language Interpreting Service: Northwest Foursquare Church offers sign language interpreted church services from 5-7 p.m. every Saturday, Northwest Foursquare Church, 34800 21st Ave. SW. Info: or 253-838-6321.