Federal Way Community Calendar | May 31 edition

Coming up: The Arts Explosion Festival is back for round two this year from May 29 to June 3.

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. For more information, visit www.cityoffederalway.com/content/Arts-Commission. Also contact cassie.swan@cityoffederalway.com or 253-835-6928.

FW City Council meeting: 6:30 p.m.June 4 in the council chambers (upstairs and to the left) at City Hall (33325 8th Ave. S.).

Senior Commission Connection: Join the Federal Way Senior Commission from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. June 5 at the Federal Way Community Center to learn about their activities and participate in a discussion on a new topic each month.

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 with us 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 5-7:30 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.

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.

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.

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.

Photos by Bruce Honda

Photos by Bruce Honda

Photos by Bruce Honda

Photos by Bruce Honda