Lots to do in Federal Way

  • Friday, May 11, 2018 5:30am
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Lots to do in Federal Way

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Repair Cafe: The South King Tool Library hosts a Repair Cafe from 10 a.m.-1 p.m. Saturday, May 12, in the Thornton F. McElroy Masonic Lodge, 1700 S. 340th St., Federal Way. Residents can bring broken, damaged, or nonfunctioning small household items including kitchen appliances, furniture, clothing, jewelry or family heirlooms for free repair. Please bring items small enough to be easily carried by one person. Do not bring any items that are leaking, dangerous, contain gasoline or have a strong odor. Cracked electronic screens, locked out electronics or microwaves cannot be repaired at this event. To sign up, info@SouthKingTools.org. For more information, visit SouthKingTools.org.

Farmers Market: The Federal Way Farmers Market is open from 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturdays, May 12- Oct. 27, at The Commons, 1928 S. Commons. For full details and information on becoming a vendor, visit federalwayfarmersmarket.com/.

Special needs youth fishing derby: The annual free fishing derby for youth with special needs will run 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. May 12 at the Auburn Mill Pond, 600 Orvatz Road. The event is sponsored by the city of Auburn and local Lions Clubs. Special needs youth in preschool through high school, their siblings and friends may participate while accompanied with an adult. A limited number of fishing rods and bait and free fishing lessons will be available. To learn more, contact Bob Darrigan at 253-229-4148.

Gardening class: The Light of Christ Community Garden, 34249 21st Ave. SW, hosts a free Safe and Healthy Edible Gardening workshop from 10 a.m.-noon Saturday, May 12. Learn how to determine if the site, soil and containers you have chosen for growing food are safe to use. In this workshop you will learn how to choose safe materials for building raised beds, determine how healthy your soil is and when it is important to test for toxins. Space is limited. RSVP to hold your spot at locgarden@comcast.net. For more information, visit www.lightofchristgarden.org.

Women’s Club of Federal Way: The Women’s Club of Federal Way will meet at 11 a.m. on Wednesday, May 16, at Twin Lakes Golf & Country Club, 3583 SW 320th. Singer/songwriter and Native American Music Award winner, Rona Yellow Robe, will portray her strong emotions to the audience through the soothing music of the flute. The cost for lunch is $15. Call 253-927-2766 by May 13 to make a reservation.

Neighborhood Connection Meeting: Join Mayor Jim Ferrell, Deputy Mayor Susan Honda, the Federal Way City Council and various city department directors for a Neighborhood Connection Meeting from 6-8 p.m. Wednesday, May 16, at Wildwood Elementary School, 2405 S. 300th St.

South King Fire & Rescue open house: South King Fire & Rescue will host its annual open house from 5-8 p.m. Thursday, May 17, at Station 62, 31617 First Ave. South. There will be demonstrations and hands-on activities as well as hot dogs and a chance to win a bike.

American Music – A Soulful Celebration: The Federal Way Chorale presents “American Music: A Soulful Celebration” at 7:30 p.m. Friday, May 18, at the Federal Way Performing Arts and Event Center, 31510 Pete von Reichbauer Way S. The show features Gershwin’s “Porgy and Bess,” Dawson’s “Ain’t-A That Good News,” and several soulful works by Hogan. Tickets are $15 for children, students and seniors and $24-$34 for adults. Info: fwpaec.org or 253-835-7010.

The Pajama Game: Centerstage Theatre presents its final show of the 2017-18 season, “The Pajama Game,” a golden age musical that transports the audience to the 1950s factory lifestyle through catchy songs, big dance numbers and more. The musical is based on the novel “7 ½ cents” by Richard Bissell that showcases the working classes’ struggles and triumphs. Show opens May 18 and runs through June 3 at the following times: 8 p.m. May 18-19; 2 p.m. May 20; 8 p.m. May 24-25; 2 p.m. and 8 p.m. May 26; 2 p.m. May 27; 8 p.m. May 31; 8 p.m. June 1; 2 p.m. and 8 p.m. June 2; and 2 p.m. June 3. Shows are performed at the Knutzen Family Theatre, 3200 SW Dash Point Road, Federal Way. Tickets are $29 for adults, $25 for seniors and military, and $15 for ages 18-25. To learn more, visit centerstagetheatre.com or call 253-661-1444.

The Weather Girl: Federal Way Harmony Kings present “The Weather Girl” at 1:30 p.m. Saturday, May 19, at the Federal Way Performing Arts and Event Center, 31510 Pete von Reichbauer Way S. Enjoy this performance by this super-talented local men’s a cappella chorus and barbershop quartets, featuring 2017 SAI international competitors Renegade. Tickets: www.fwpaec.org or 253-835-7010. Learn more at harmonykings.org.

Fed Fights Back: Attend a free self defense class from 6-8 p.m. Friday, May 25, at Decatur High School, 2800 SW 320th St. The class, open to anyone in the community, is taught by world-class instructor Julia Valencia, of Raider Tactical. Info: paigedasher@gmail.com or 253-548-7503.

Summer arts festival: FUSION (Friends United to Shelter the Indigent Oppressed and Needy) will host its annual summer arts festival while celebrating its 25th anniversary 4-9 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 1, at Dumas Bay Centre, 3200 SW Dash Point Road. This charity event features food, drinks, entertainment, auctions, local artists and more to benefit transitional housing for homeless families in the community. Tickets are $75 before July 24 and $85 after. To learn more, visit www.fusionfederalway.org or call 253-874-1257 or email info@fusionfederalway.org.

Flavor of Federal Way: The Federal Way Diversity Commission, Advancing Leadership and the city of Federal Way will host the Flavor of Federal Way from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 18, at Town Square Park, 31600 Pete von Reichbauer Way S. The free event will include food, vendors and live entertainment that represent a range of ethnicities including the African-American Hispanic, Indian, Filipino and Korean cultures. All cultural communities are welcome to participate. More information and applications for vendors, nonprofits, performers and sponsors can be found at cityoffederalway.com/page/flavor-federal-way.

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. Come 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. For more information, contact Mike Stanley at 253-279-6443.

Volunteer

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 mealsonwheels@soundgenerations.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 diana@gulliford.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 info@fwcat.org for more information.

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 safe 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.

Ongoing

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 are a resource for people dealing with vision loss, their friends’ and families’ vision, or anyone interested in vision loss. For more information, contact Gaylen Floyd at 253-217-9586 or gaylenfloy@gmail.com or Marlaina Lieberg at 1guidedog@gmail.com. More information is also available at www.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 shelleyp004@gmail.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. For more information, 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. For more information, contact Dorothy at 252-835-3529.

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. For more information, 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 Way S. For more information, call Theresa Kelly at 206-709-1400 or email theresa@cancerpathways.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. For more information, call Heidi Henson at 253-426-6746.

One-on-One Resume Assistance: A King County Library volunteer can provide 45 minutes of one-on-one to help write or update your resume. Make sure to bring a list of previous employment (name of business, address, phone number and position) and a current resume if you have one. Typing services are not provided. Registration required. For days and times, call 253-839-0257.

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, please call the library at 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. For more information, 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. Please 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. For more information, 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. For more information, 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 every from 4 to 5:30 p.m. on Aug. 17, Sept. 21, Oct. 19, Nov. 16 and Dec. 21.

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. For more information or to inquire about a membership, contact President Layne Barndt a layne@nasvc.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. For more information, contact Tom Leonard at thomasc29@msn.com 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: info@greaterfederalwaykiwanis.org 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. For more information, 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 the Twins Lakes Golf and Country Club, 3583 SW 320th St. Dinner meetings are the from 6:30 -7:30 p.m. the first Wednesday of the month, with dinner service starting at 6 p.m. Info: kiwanisclubfederalway@gmail.com 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. For more information, visit www.toastmasters.org or contact Don Everly Smith at Twinlakestoastmasters@gmail.com or call 425-241-4888.

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. For more information, 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. For more information, 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. For more information, call 253-927-1260.

Touch a Truck: The city of Federal Way hosts a Touch a Truck event from 11 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturday, May 19, at the old Target parking lot next to the PAEC, 31510 Pete von Reichbauer Way S. The free event includes city and other vehicles for kids to walk in and explore along with demonstrations. Info: http://itallhappenshere.org/Events_559_2190904752.pdf.

Break the Chains 5K: The Federal Way Coalition Against Trafficking hosts its annual Break the Chains 5K to raise awareness about human trafficking at 9:30 a.m. Saturday, May 19, at the Commons Mall. Register online at www.bit.ly/FWCAT-5k


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