Federal Way Community Calendar | June 7 edition

Coming up: The Federal Way Mirror’s Hot off the Presses event will be held the evening of June 11.

Alzheimer’s Walk-A-Thon: The Longest Day is the day with the most light, the summer solstice. And it’s the day the Alzheimer’s Association calls on everyone to fight Alzheimer’s disease by raising funds and awareness for care, support and research. The association is participating in The Longest Day and will host a Walk-A-Thon at 10 a.m. Saturday, June 8, to stand up to the darkness of Alzheimer’s. The community is invited to donate or join the Village Green team and walk a .65 loop on the campus at 35419 1st Avenue South, Federal Way.

South King Fire 75 Year Celebration: South King Fire has come a long way since its inception 75 years ago, starting with just one fire engine and a handful of dedicated volunteers. Today, South King Fire has seven fire stations and more than 150 firefighters serving a growing population of over 160,000 residents across Des Moines, Federal Way, and unincorporated King County. Save the date and join South King Fire at one of its 75th-anniversary open houses: 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. June 8 at Station 67, 2238 S. 223rd St., Des Moines; and 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. June 15 at Station 62, 31617 1st Ave. S., Federal Way. RSVP to the events on Facebook.

Hot off the presses – evening edition: The Federal Way Mirror invites you to join the paper from 5:30 p.m. – 7 p.m. June 11 at Poverty Bay Café for informal conversation, coffee, beer, wine and appetizers. 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.

Flag Day: The annual event is June 15 at the King County Aquatic Center. Starting at 9:30 a.m., enjoy speakers, a performance by the FW Chorale, Boy Scouts presenting flags and more.

Free summer soccer camp: Kids ages 5 to 12 can register to for the free city summer soccer camp at Celebration Park. The camp will run June 17 through June 20 and participants must pre-register online at www.itallhappenshere.info/soccer-camp. The camp is located at 1095 South 324th Street.

Juneteenth Celebration and Recognition: At noon June 18, head to City Hall to commemorate Juneteenth. The holiday acknowledges the freedom of Black Americans and their liberation from slavery. Juneteenth is the oldest celebration recognizing President Abraham Lincoln’s Emancipation Proclamation, which freed all enslaved individuals in the United States.

Make Music: Presented by the Federal Way Lions Club, join in from 3 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. June 22 at Steel Lake Park. Big Band, Swing, Jazz, Pop and Folk music will be featured in the free public music event. The Lions Club encourages guests to bring eyeglasses and hearing aids for recycling.

Red White and Blues Festival: Celebrate the Fourth of July at Celebration Park located at 1095 South 324th Street, from 4 p.m. to 11:30 p.m. Entertainment includes live music, inflatables, interactive arts and dozens of food and treat vendors before the fireworks show.

City-wide Serve Day: We Love Our City invites you to the 10th annual Serve Day. On Saturday, July 13, meet at 9 a.m. at the PAEC parking lot for team assignments, then meet up at the Federal Way Farmers Market for lunch after volunteer tasks complete around 12 p.m. Email shelleypauls@gmail.com to register ahead of time.

Federal Way Rotary Club’s 3rd annual FUNdraiser: Head to Evergreen Middle School from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, July 20, for a speed croquet tournament to raise money for a good cause. Please bring sunscreen as appropriate and wear stable footwear. Croquet happens on the grass, so the ground may be uneven in some areas. This event is great for all ages, but the club asks that players are 8 years old or older to participate on a team. Alcohol is not allowed on school property. Check out Rotary’s website for more information at www.federalwayrotary.com.

Kiwanis 68th Annual Salmon Bake: On July 26 from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m., join the Kiwanis Club for their annual Salmon Bake. Last year the club served 900 meals. The event will feature Baked salmon, a wine and beer garden, live entertainment, silent auction, and card wall. Tickets are $30 in advance for a regular salmon dinner ($35 at the gate), and a children’s hot dog meal is available for $5. Learn more at federalwaykiwanis.com/salmon2024.html.