Federal Way Community Calendar | March 22 edition

This year’s March of Diapers Drive will collect donations March 23 at Twin Lakes Fred Meyer from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

March of Diapers Drive: Saturday, March 23, at Twin Lakes Fred Meyer from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. The effort, hosted annually by local nonprofit Do The Right Thing, distributes baby and adult hygiene products to nearly two dozen organizations and nonprofits across the region, helping keep families stocked.

70th Anniversary for the Federal Way Lions Club: To celebrate with them, join them on March 23 at the Golden Spoon Buffet and Banquet located at 1816 S. 320th St., Federal Way. The cost is $20 for children and $40 per adult. To get tickets, guests should call 425-346-7011 or email Grandmafi1953@gmail.com.

First Date – The Musical by Centerstage: Tickets are on sale now for Centerstage Theatre’s latest production. The show will run March 29 through April 21 and will show at 3200 Southwest Dash Point Road in Federal Way. Visit centerstagetheatre.com.

Community Easter Egg Hunt: Free event at 10 a.m. March 30 at the ballpark behind The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints located at 34815 Weyerhaeuser Way, Federal Way, rain or shine. Bring a basket to collect your Easter eggs in. The event will include an Easter message, Easter egg coloring, light refreshments, and Easter displays. Please register free tickets for your family if you plan to come as it will help them prepare for quantities.

Repair Cafe: The South King Tool Library is hosting a Spring Repair Cafe on March 30. Bring small household items for repair such as lamps, vacuums, clothing and furniture. The event runs 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the tool library, 1700 S. 340th St., Federal Way. Expert fixers will do their best to fix items, but no guarantees. Aspiring fixers and tinkerers are invited to learn about repairs. Another Repair Cafe is scheduled for June 29. Visit www.southkingtools.org.

City Council Meeting: 6:30 p.m. April 2 in the council chambers (upstairs and to the left) at City Hall (33325 8th Ave. S.).

Hot off the presses: The Federal Way Mirror invites you to join the paper from 1-2:30 p.m. April 17 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.

Parks Appreciation Day: From 9 a.m. to noon April 20, choose a location to volunteer at a park in Federal Way! This event is dedicated to enhancing and maintaining the beauty of local parks. Rain or shine. Park Site 1: Brooklake Blueberry Farm, located at 726 S. 356th Street. Park Site 2: Saghalie Park, located at 33914 19th Ave SW. What to Bring: Participants are advised to bring gloves, wear sturdy shoes, and dress in clothes that they don’t mind getting dirty. While tools will be available, organizers are requesting participants to bring extra shovels, gloves, clippers and wheelbarrows.

I’m Hooked Fishing Event: From 7 a.m. to 2 p.m. May 4, head to Steel Lake Park to spend the day outdoors (rain or shine), engage in angler education, fishing and health and wellness activities in partnership with the Federal Way Parks Department and the Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife. This is a rain or shine event. Dress in layers and dress for the weather. Community mentors will help guide your child and family in the art of fishing, nature, health, and wellness and instill a love and passion to enjoy for years to come.​

Arts Explosion Festival: The Arts Explosion Festival is back for round two this year with an extended event schedule and new features. The event will take place at the Performing Arts and Event Center from May 29 to June 3. The deadline for artists who are interested in including their work has been extended to April 20. For more information, visit www.cityoffederalway.com/content/Arts-Commission. Also contact cassie.swan@cityoffederalway.com or 253-835-6928.