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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 at Belmor Park Club House, 2101 324th St. S. 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. Saturday, 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. Saturday, April 28, Sunday, April 29, Saturday, May 5, and Sunday, 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.
Mother’s Day craft: Mother’s Day is just around the corner, so come to the library and make something special from 5-8 p.m. Tuesday, May 1, and 1:30-4:30 p.m. Saturday, May 5, at the Federal Way 320th Library, 848 S. 320th St. Make a homemade card complete with a personal message, or make a decoration for her smart phone.
Free comic book day: Celebrate Free Comic Book Day by picking up free comics from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, May 5, at the Federal Way Library, 34200 First Way S. Comics are available, while supplies last for all ages.
Book group: The Multicultural Book Group will be meeting at 7 p.m. Wednesday, 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.
Farmers Market: The Federal Way Farmers Market is open from 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturdays, May 12- Oct. 27, at The Commons, 1928 S. Commons. For full details and information on becoming a vendor, visit federalwayfarmersmarket.com/.
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. Wednesday, 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.
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. For more information, contact Mike Stanley at 253-279-6443.
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.