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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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 email@example.com.
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.
Delivery drivers needed: Sound Generations is looking for volunteers to deliver meals to homebound senior citizens through the Meals on Wheels program. Drivers are needed to deliver meals in Federal Way on Thursday mornings, as needed when one of the regular drivers is unavailable. Routes start between 8 and 9 a.m. and typically take one to two hours. Mileage is reimbursable while making deliveries. Info: 206-448-5767 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Historical Society of Federal Way: Volunteer opportunities include collections care, greeting the public at public events, docents for historic Denny and Barker cabins, computer work, building maintenance and phone calling. For more information, contact Diana Noble-Gulliford at email@example.com or call 206-412-5545.
Federal Way Coalition Against Trafficking Opportunities: Local non-profit is seeking volunteers for various positions including website manager, funding coordinator, event coordinator, and graphic design coordinator. Email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Volunteer Chore Service: The Catholic Community Service Program is committed to providing in-home chore assistance to elders and adults with disabilities, helping them to remain in their own home for as long and as safely as possible. Volunteers provide assistance with the following tasks: transportation, shopping, housework, laundry, minor home repairs, communications and yard work. To learn more about this rewarding opportunity, contact Tiffany Perri at TiffanyP@ccsww.org or 253-850-2525.
Drivers Needed: Volunteer drivers are needed to transport elderly residents in King County. Contact 206-326-2800 or resource.I@ghc.org.
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.
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’re a resource for people dealing with vision loss, their friends’ and families’ vision, or anyone interested in vision loss. Contact Gaylen Floyd at 253-217-9586 or email@example.com or Marlaina Lieberg at firstname.lastname@example.org. Also visit southkingcounciloftheblind.org.
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 email@example.com or call 253-838-3604 or visit federalwayseniorcenter.org.
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. Visit www.kcls.org 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. Contact 253-838-3604.
Book Donations: The friends at Federal Way Library, 34200 First Way S. are collecting used books, magazines and DVDs in new or like-new condition to support library programming. Donations are tax deductible. Ask library staff for details.
Federal Way Domestic Violence Task Force: Meets from 12 to 1:30 p.m. the fourth Friday of every month at City Hall in the Hylebos Room. The organization works towards ending domestic violence. Contact Lana Mathew at 253-232-8096.
Cancer Patient and Caregiver Support Group: These professionally facilitated groups meet from 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. on the first and third Wednesday of each month at Virginia Mason Medical Center, 33501 First Way S. Call Theresa Kelly at 206-709-1400 or email firstname.lastname@example.org or visit cancerpathways.org.
Freedom From Tobacco Support Group: If you are thinking about quitting tobacco, trying to quit, or wanting help from a friend, the Freedom From Tobacco Free Weekly Support Group is here. The group meets from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. every Thursday at St. Francis Hospital, in the oncology waiting area. Call 253-426-6746.
One-on-One Computer Help: Library volunteers provide assistance with basic level computer and software questions at the Federal Way Library, 34200 First Way S. For dates and times, call 253-838-3668 or 253-839-0257.
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. 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. 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 Wednesday 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.
Preschool Story Time: A family program for ages 3 to 6 with an adult from 11 to 11:30 a.m. on Wednesdays at the Federal Way Library, 34200 First Way S. For more information, visit www.kcls.org or call 253-838-3668.
Young Toddler Story Time: A family program for ages 12 to 24 months with an adult from 10:15 to 10:45 a.m. on Thursdays at the Federal Way Library, 34200 First Way S. For more information, visit www.kcls.org or call 253-838-3668.
Infant Story Time: A family program for newborns to 12 months with an adult from 10:15 to 10:45 a.m. on Fridays at the Federal Way Library, 34200 First Way S. Visit www.kcls.org or call 253-838-3668.
Study Zone: Drop-in during scheduled hours for free homework help from volunteer tutors at the Federal Way Library, 34200 First Way S. Visit www.kcls.org or call 253-838-3668.
Game On: For middle school, junior high and high school students. Come play gamecube, xbox and wii video games at the Federal Way Library, 34200 First Way S. in the meeting room. Snacks and drinks are provided. This takes place most Mondays from 4 to 5:30 p.m. Does not meet July 9 or 23.
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.
WakeUp4Wealth: This business communications club meets from 7 to 8:15 a.m. on Fridays in the second floor training room of Keller Williams Realty, 33434 8th Ave. S. No membership 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.
The St. Francis Hospital Auxiliary: Group meets at 6:30 p.m. with meetings beginning at 7 p.m. on the second Wednesday of each month in the Medical Office Building, located next to St. Francis Hospital. Call Andrea at 253-944-7960.
Crazy Quilters of Federal Way: This group meets from 7 to 9 p.m. the second Tuesday and fourth Thursday of every month at Avalon Care Center, 135 S. 336th Street. The Tuesday meeting is to discuss their program, and the one held on Thursday is to discuss business. Call 253-927-1260.