Egg hunts, Easter events on the docket for this weekend

Egg hunts, Easter events on the docket for this weekend

  • Friday, March 30, 2018 5:05pm
  • Life

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, March 10 and 24 and April 7. No age or income limits, and electronic filing will be available.

Auditions: Missoula Children’s Theater returns to Centerstage Theatre is hosting children’s auditions for “Jack and the Bean Stalk.”They are open to children ages 5 through 18 and will take place from 9:30 a.m. through 2 p.m. Monday, April 2. Rehearsals will continue through Friday, April 6, culminating in two performances from 3 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. on Saturday, April 7, at the Centerstage Theatre, 3200 SW Dash Point Road. Cost is $85 for the first child and $75 for each additional child. Call or register online, 253-661-1444, .

Return to Centerstage: Centerstage is presenting “Return to the Forbidden Planet,” based on the book by Bob Carlton, through March 31. Times are 8 p.m. Friday and Saturday, and 2 p.m. Saturday. Tickets cost $29 for adults, $25 seniors/military, $15 for ages 18-25 and $12 ages 17 and under. Tickets available online at or by calling 253-661-1444.

Garden Easter egg hunt: Light of Christ Community Garden is hosting a free Easter egg hunt for children ages 1 to 11 at 10 a.m. Saturday, March 31, at the garden, 34249 21st Ave. SW, Federal Way. Participants do not need to bring a basket; there will be special bags provided for everyone. For questions or more information, email or visit

EasterFest: The Federal Way Church of the Nazarene is hosting EasterFest, a free family event celebrating the Easter season, at 10 a.m. Saturday, March 31, at the church, 1525 SW Dash Point Road, Federal Way. The whole family is invited to the egg hunts organized by age. There will also be free popcorn, bounce houses, photo booths and games. Every child will get candy. People are asked to bring a non-perishable donation for the local food bank. Email pastor Asha Fuller,, for more information.

Easter event: TriWorship Church is hosting a free Easter egg hunt event at 12:30 p.m. Sunday, April 1, at Saghalie Middle School, 33914 19th Ave. SW, Federal Way. There will also be games, face painting, music and more. Contact for more information.

Congressman Adam Smith constituent services community outreach: U.S. Congressman Adam Smith’s Office will be hosting mobile office hours from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Monday, April 2, at the Federal Way Library, 34200 First Way S.

Break The Chains 5K volunteer meeting: The Federal Way Coalition Against Trafficking will host a volunteer meeting for its Break The Chains 5K at 6:30 p.m. Monday, April 2, at the Courtyard by Marriott Seattle Federal Way, 31910 Gateway Center Blvd. S. Volunteers will go over the planning of the 5K, which takes place in May. Info:

Multi-Service Center information table: Drop by the information table at the Federal Way Library, 34200 First Way S. at 3:30 p.m. Tuesday, April 3, to discover what the Multi-Service Center (MSC) has to offer.

Invasive species and noxious weeds class: The city of Federal Way sponsors a free invasive species and noxious weeds class at 6:30 p.m. Thursday, April 5, at Marlene’s Market, 2565 S. Gateway Center Place. Sasha Shaw from King County Noxious Weed Control will share her experience and a few horror stories about some of the top invaders in our area. Info:

Coffee with Kristine: Enjoy coffee and conversation with 30th District state Rep. Kristine Reeves from 7-9 a.m. Friday, April 6, at Poverty Bay Coffee Company, 1108 S. 322nd Place, Suite A. Info:

Federal Way Symphony season finale: The Federal Way Symphony’s season finale at 7:30 p.m. Saturday, April 7, at the Federal Way Performing Arts and Event Center, 31510 Pete von Reichbauer Way S., will showcase concertmaster Marjorie Kransberg-Talvi performing Brahms’ Violin Concerto. His only violin concerto, it is considered the most demanding in the violin repertory. The Symphony will also perform Mozart’s Overture to the Marriage of Figaro and Tchaikovsky’s Fifth Symphony. Tickets: $10-$50. Info:


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 or Marlaina Lieberg at More information is also available at

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 or call 253-838-3604 or visit

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 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.

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