Community calendar

Cuban musicians Tiempo Libre to perform at PAEC Friday.

Best of Federal Way 2018: The Federal Way Mirror invites the public to attend the 20th annual Best of Federal Way event March 7 at the Federal Way Community Center, 876 S. 333rd St. Browse vendor booths, sample free food and enter drawings to win prizes from 5-7 p.m. Contest winners will be announced starting at 7 p.m. Winners were chosen by the public through print and online ballots. Categories will honor multiple restaurants, businesses and community leaders in Federal Way. The Mirror’s Citizen of the Year will also be announced. To learn more, contact Mirror publisher Andy Hobbs at

AARP Tax Help: The Federal Way Library, 34200 First Way S., offers free individualized tax preparation assistance provided by trained AARP volunteers from 10 a.m.-5 p.m. every Friday through April 13, and from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. alternate Saturdays, Feb. 24, March 10 and 24 and April 7. No age or income limits, and electronic filing will be available.

Tiempo Libre: The three-time Grammy-nominated Cuban music group Tiempo Libre will heat up the Federal Way Performing Arts Center, 31510 Pete von Reichbauer Way S., at 8 p.m. Feb. 23. The concert will highlight music from the band’s “Bach in Havana,” which connects the rhythm and sensibilities of Afro-Cuban music with the compositions of Johann Sebastian Bach. It will also feature “Panamericano,” Tiempo Libre’s first album with Universal Music Latin Entertainment, in which the Cuban-born musicians celebrate their lives as Latin immigrants enthusiastically embracing their new homeland. Tickets prices range from $16.40-$37.40. Info: 253-835-7010 or

Slaying gerrymandering for good: The Federal Way Library, 34200 First Way S., hosts a presentation on Slaying Gerrymandering for Good from 6:30-8 p.m. Feb. 26. Senior research associate Margaret Morales of Sightline Institute will help participants understand how better voting systems can do away with gerrymandering and change the face of democracy.

Flavor of New Orleans: The Federal Way Performing Arts and Event Center, 1510 Pete von Reichbauer Way S., hosts the Flavor of New Orleans at 7:30 p.m. March 3. Enjoy an evening of jazz in the tradition of New Orleans. Showcasing the Federal Way Symphony Big Band with special guest pianist Matt Lemmler. Tickets: $10-$50. Info:, 253-835-7010 or

Congressman Adam Smith constituent services community outreach: U.S. Congressman Adam Smith’s office will host mobile office hours from 10 a.m.-1 p.m. March 5 at the Federal Way Library, 34200 First Way S.

Taichi Workshop: Integrative health coach Dr. Hansie Wong hosts a free Taichi workshop from 7-8:30 p.m. March 5 at the Federal Way Library, 34200 First Way S. This is an interactive workshop, so wear comfortable, loose-fitting clothing.