Federal Way Community Calendar: Pool re-opens at Community Center

Plus: Don’t miss this year’s Taste of Federal Way.

Leisure Pool grand re-opening party: Free event on Sept. 16 at the Federal Way Community Center (876 S. 333rd St.) to celebrate the reopening of the leisure pool. Event begins at 10:30 a.m. and will feature games, ribbon cutting, giveaways, food and swimming.

Free recycling event: Free drive-thru tires and polystyrene foam recycling as well as paper shredding from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Sept. 16 at the South King Tool Library, 1700 S. 340th St. in Federal Way.

Hot off the presses: The Federal Way Mirror invites you to join the paper from 1-2:30 p.m. Sept. 19 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.

Free Community Emergency Response Training begins: Sept. 20, then every Wednesday from 6-8:30 p.m. This eight-week certification is provided by the city. Refer to cityoffederalway.com for more information and contact Sharon Green, Emergency Management Outreach Coordinator, to sign up.

Taste of Federal Way: From 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sept. 23, nine local restaurants compete for the Taste of Federal Way at the Federal Way Farmers Market. Tickets are available at the market on Saturdays from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. and on the day of the event. Each participating nonprofit is also selling tickets.

First FW School Board meeting of the school year: 6 p.m. Sept. 26 at Sherwood Forest Elementary School, 34600 12th Avenue Southwest.

Federal Way Farmers Market: Every Saturday from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. through October at The Commons mall.

Branch Out at the Pacific Bonsai Museum. Hosted at the former Weyerhaeuser headquarters on Oct. 1 from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. Beautiful bonsai, live entertainment, tempting treats and libations, and a raise the paddle — all in support of the Pacific Bonsai Museum. Purchase tickets and RSVP by Sept. 19.

Coffee with a Cop: Oct. 4 from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. at the Starbucks located on 164 Southwest Campus Drive. No agenda or speeches, just an opportunity to ask questions and build relationships with the officers who serve our community.