WED., SEPT. 19
Congressional forum: The Mirror is hosting a public forum featuring candidates for the 9th Congressional District who will appear on the 2018 general election ballot. Rep. Adam Smith (D) and challenger Sarah Smith (D) will participate in a moderated forum from 6-8 p.m. Sept. 19 at Twin Lakes Golf and Country Club, 3583 SW 320th St., Federal Way. The forum will be moderated by Dr. T.M. Sell of Highline College. Attendees can submit questions at the beginning of the event. The district spans from Southeast Seattle and Bellevue down through Renton, Tukwila, Kent, Federal Way and Tacoma. The general election is Nov. 6. Ballots will be mailed to voters the week of Oct. 15.
SAT., SEPT. 22
Women’s self-defense workshop: Martial arts competitor Ken DeMile will teach physical, verbal and psychological self-defense techniques for dealing with the most common stand-up and ground self-defense situations. Identify threat zones, read body language, be introduced to the physical and mental “principles of readiness” and learn to convert fear into confidence. Event runs 2-5 p.m. Sept. 22 at 2016 S. 320th St., Suite C, Federal Way. Cost is $69 per person. To register, email Kimberly DeMile at email@example.com or call 253-217-3668.
SAT., SEPT. 29
Lawn care workshop: Join experts from Tilth Alliance and the Garden Hotline for the last class in a free three-part natural yard care series 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Sept. 29 at Town Square Park, 31600 Pete von Reichbauer Way S. Try out best fall lawn care practices, get the “dirt” on healthy soil building, try out the proper planting technique for trees and shrubs, and explore a demonstration native plant garden. Learn more: 253-835-2704 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
FRI., OCT. 12
Souper Supper: Federal Way Community Caregiving Network will present its 19th annual Souper Supper from 5:30-8 p.m. Oct. 12 at Christian Faith Center, 33645 20th Ave. S., Federal Way. This is a fundraiser dinner with soup provided by local restaurants to support the network’s mission of helping families stay in their homes and stave off hunger. The network strives to provide some of the necessities that most people take for granted. Tickets are $30 per person or $250 for a table of eight. Visit www.fwccn.org to learn more.
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. 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. Contact Mike Stanley at 253-279-6443.
Food bank volunteers: Multi-Service Center is seeking volunteers to help with food delivery. Volunteer drivers and driver helpers are needed for weekly routes. Routes are available Monday through Friday, beginning between 7:30-8 a.m. and generally last two-and-a-half to three hours. Drivers use vans or small trucks provided by MSC. You must have a clean driving record to volunteer to drive. Info: mschelps.org/getinvolved/volunteer/or 253.835.7678, ext. 105.
Clothing bank volunteers: Multi-Service Center’s clothing bank provides free clothing and small household items to people in need in our community. The clothing bank is seeking additional volunteers for open hours, as well as sorter/stockers. Shifts are available Monday, Wednesday and Friday from 9:30 a.m.-2 p.m. There are also teams that come in on Tuesday/Thursday mornings to sort donations and restock the clothing bank. Info: mschelps.org/getinvolved/volunteer/or 253.835.7678, ext. 105.
Farmers Market: The Federal Way Farmers Market is open from 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturdays through Oct. 27 at The Commons mall, 1928 S. Commons. Learn more at federalwayfarmersmarket.com.
Rotary Club of Federal Way: The Rotary Club of Federal Way holds meetings at 7:30 a.m. every Tuesday, and at 12:15 p.m. every Thursday at the Courtyard Marriott, 31910 Gateway Center Blvd S. Contact Layne Barndt at email@example.com or visit federalwayrotary.org.
Veterans of Foreign Wars: VFW Post 2886 meets at 7 p.m. on the second Tuesday of every month at the Federal Way Library on 320th Street. Contact Tom Leonard at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 253-927-1615.
Morning Kiwanis Club: The Kiwanis Club of Greater Federal Way meeets at 7:30 a.m. on Tuesdays at Denny’s, 2132 S. 320th St. The first Tuesday of the month is an evening meeting beginning at 6:30 p.m. Each person pays for his or her own meal. Info: email@example.com or greaterfederalwaykiwanis.org.
Lions Club: The Federal Way Lions Club meets at noon the first and third Tuesday of each month at Denny’s restaurant on 320th. Contact Bob Darrigan at 253-874-4282.
Noon Kiwanis Club: The Kiwanis Club of Federal Way meets from noon-1p.m. Wednesdays, with lunch service beginning at 11:30 a.m., at the Twins Lakes Golf and Country Club, 3583 SW 320th St. Dinner meetings are from 6:30 -7:30 p.m. the first Wednesday of the month, with dinner service starting at 6 p.m. Info: firstname.lastname@example.org or federalwaykiwanis.com.
Twin Lakes Toastmasters Club: The club meets at 6:30 p.m. on the second and fourth Wednesday of every month at Brookdale Foundation House, 32290 First Ave. S. No membership is required, the club is open to all interested parties. Visit www.toastmasters.org or contact Don Everly Smith at Twinlakestoastmasters@gmail.com or call 425-241-4888.
Northwest Church Toastmasters Club: Northwest Church Toastmasters Club meets every Tuesday at 6:15 p.m. at Northwest Church, 34800 21st Ave. SW, Federal Way. No registration is required and it’s free. For more information, visit https://916914.toastmastersclubs.org.