Even more October events | Federal Way Community Calendar

Rhododendron Species Botanical Garden’s Fall Foliage Festival takes place this weekend.

AYDEPI Volunteer Event: On Oct. 28 from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m., join African Young Dreamers Empowerment Programs International (AYDEPI) to take care of local ecosystems and plant trees at Lake Geneva Park.

Tricks N’ Treats Funfest: Event runs 3 to 5:30 p.m. Oct. 28 at the Federal Way Community Center, 876 S. 333rd Street, Federal Way. Cost is $6.

Farmers Market Halloween Fun: Oct. 28 is the last day of the season for the FW Farmers Market. Costume contest, selfie booth and more at the market, which runs 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturdays through the end of October at the Commons Mall parking lot.

Rhododendron Species Botanical Garden’s Fall Foliage Festival: Oct. 28-29. It’s sure to entertain with bold fall colors, fun activities like a costume contest to win garden prizes, and a kids scavenger hunt. Guests will dine on yummy food and satiate their cravings for sweet fall drinks, all under the blanket of falling golden-brown leaves. Location: 2525 S. 336th St., Federal Way. The Pacific Bonsai Museum, located across the courtyard from the Rhody Garden, is also celebrating their bonsai’s fall foliage this same weekend. All are invited to watch the significant seasonal transitions in bonsai, as the trees pull all their resources down into their roots and deciduous bonsai put on a colorful display. Pacific Bonsai Museum is admission by donation. For more information visit RhodyGarden.org.

Evening with Ron Podmore at the PAEC: A local celebrated teacher and Federal Way resident has branched out from his role in high school education to create a travel program and documentary series about Central America. The film is screening at 8 p.m. Nov. 3 at the Performing Arts and Event Center., 31510 Pete von Reichbauer Way S., Federal Way.

Swap Til’ You Drop: Community clothing swap event. November 4, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at South King Tool Library, 1700 South 340th Street.

Next City Council Meeting: 6:30 p.m. Nov. 7 in the council chambers (upstairs and to the left) at City Hall (33325 8th Ave. S.).

Author book signing at Barnes and Noble: “The Hardest Year: A Love Story in Letters During the Vietnam War,” by Carole and William Wagener, Nov. 11 from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. at 31325 Pacific Highway South, Federal Way.

Jazz LIVE at Marine View: Nov. 12 featuring the Dmitri Matheny at 5 p.m. at the Marine View Church, 8469 Eastside Drive Northeast, Tacoma.

Federal Way Chamber of Commerce Gala: Nov. 18 from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. For tickets and info, visit fedwaychamber.com.

Hot off the presses: The Federal Way Mirror invites you to join the paper from 1-2:30 p.m. Nov. 21 at Poverty Bay Café for informal conversation and coffee. You’ll be able to ask the newspaper staff about their work or talk about issues affecting the region, such as homelessness, addiction and development, all while supporting a local business and the work of nonprofit FUSION to serve families in need. Poverty Bay Café is located at 1108 S. 322nd Place in Federal Way, north of Celebration Park. Questions? Email editor@fedwaymirror.com.

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