Multilingual Candidates Forum hosted by Mujer Al Volante: Oct. 25, 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. at 34616 11th Place South Suite #1, Federal Way. Event features candidates for local office in Federal Way, presented in multiple languages. Mujer al Volante offers a variety of educational programs and resources to women of color, immigrant and refugee women, and more. Visit mujeralvolante.org.
AYDEPI Volunteer Event: On Oct. 28 from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m., join African Young Dreamers Empowerment Programs International (AYDEPI) to take care of our local ecosystems and plant trees at Lake Geneva Park.
Tricks N’ Treats Funfest: Event runs 3 to 5:30 p.m. Oct. 28 at the Federal Way Community Center, 876 S. 333rd Street, Federal Way. Cost is $6.
Farmers Market Halloween Fun: Costume contest, selfie booth and more at the Federal Way Farmers Market, which runs 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturdays through the end of October at the Commons Mall parking lot.
Rhododendron Species Botanical Garden’s Fall Foliage Festival: Oct. 28-29. It’s sure to entertain with bold fall colors, fun activities like a costume contest to win garden prizes, and a kids scavenger hunt. Guests will dine on yummy food and satiate their cravings for sweet fall drinks, all under the blanket of falling golden-brown leaves. Location: 2525 S. 336th St., Federal Way. The Pacific Bonsai Museum, located across the courtyard from the Rhody Garden, is also celebrating their bonsai’s fall foliage this same weekend. All are invited to watch the significant seasonal transitions in bonsai, as the trees pull all their resources down into their roots and deciduous bonsai put on a colorful display. Pacific Bonsai Museum is admission by donation. For more information visit RhodyGarden.org.
Swap Til’ You Drop: Community clothing swap event. November 4, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at South King Tool Library, 1700 South 340th Street.
Next City Council Meeting: 6:30 p.m. Nov. 7 in the council chambers (upstairs and to the left) at City Hall (33325 8th Ave. S.).
Jazz LIVE at Marine View: November 12 featuring the Dmitri Matheny at 5 p.m. at the Marine View Church, 8469 Eastside Drive Northeast, Tacoma.
Federal Way Chamber of Commerce Gala: Nov. 18 from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. For tickets and info, visit fedwaychamber.com.
Hot off the presses: The Federal Way Mirror invites you to join the paper from 1-2:30 p.m. Nov. 21 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 email@example.com.
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