Volunteers are needed to help clean up Celebration Park on April 21 for Parks Appreciation Day. Courtesy Shelley Pauls

Volunteers are needed to help clean up Celebration Park on April 21 for Parks Appreciation Day. Courtesy Shelley Pauls

Symphony season finale, job fair coming up

  • Friday, April 6, 2018 5:30am
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AARP Tax Help: The Federal Way Library, 34200 First Way S., offers free individualized tax preparation assistance provided by trained AARP volunteers from 10 a.m.-5 p.m. every Friday through April 13, and from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday April 7. No age or income limits, and electronic filing will be available.

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. Contact Mike Stanley at 253-279-6443.

Federal Way Symphony season finale: The Federal Way Symphony’s season finale at 7:30 p.m. Saturday, April 7, and 2 p.m. Sunday, April 8, at the Federal Way Performing Arts and Event Center, 31510 Pete von Reichbauer Way S., will showcase concertmaster Marjorie Kransberg-Talvi performing Brahms’ Violin Concerto. His only violin concerto, it is considered the most demanding in the violin repertory. The Symphony will also perform Mozart’s Overture to the Marriage of Figaro and Tchaikovsky’s Fifth Symphony. Tickets: $10-$50. Info: http://federalwaysymphony.org/20180407.html.

Job Fair: The Youth Employment Support (YES) Network will host a job fair from 2:30-5:30 p.m. Wednesday, April 11, at Todd Beamer High School, 35999 16th Ave S. The job fair is open to any Federal Way Public Schools scholar 16 and older and looking for employment. The YES Network is seeking additional employers who are looking to hire teens this summer. Info: www.yesnetworkfw.com/.

Public meeting: The city of Federal Way is seeking public comment on the City Center Access project 4-7:30 p.m. Wednesday, April 11, at the Federal Way Community Center, 876 333rd St. The effort aims to improve access to the city center and surrounding area by studying solutions to the congestion in the vicinity of the South 320th Street corridor between state Highway 99 (Pacific Highway) and Military Road South. This project will study the current conditions, future needs and environmental impacts associated with enhancing traffic operations, safety and efficiency near the city center.

Self defense workshop: ADTA hosts a free practical self defense in the home workshop from 7-9 p.m. Thursday, April 12, at the Federal Way Senior Center, 4016 S. 352nd St., Auburn. Learn how to store your handgun safely and how to use it skillfully. This month’s workshop focuses on the interior of your home, including defensive equipment and storage; examples of setting up safe rooms, gun storage throughout the home and running family security drills. Info: armeddefense.org/event-2792780.

Talent show: Rugged Genius Media Group and Centerstage Theatre present the inaugural Federal Way Talent Show from 6:30-8:30 p.m. Saturday, April 14, at the Knutzen Family Theatre, 3200 S. Dash Point Road. The cost is $10 for adults and $5 for children under 10. Contact Lamont Styles at lamont_styles@yahoo.com for tickets.

Women’s Club: The Women’s Club of Federal Way will meet at 11 a.m. April 18 at Twin Lakes Golf and Country Club, 3583 SW 320th St. Cost for lunch is $15. Call 253-927-2766 by April 15 for your reservation. The theme is “Think Spring.” Come enjoy the expertise of the creative designer from Watson’s Nursery & Greenhouse in Puyallup. She will demonstrate the correct process of deck, porch and patio container planting with the raffle winner going home with her creation.

Parks Appreciation Day: Volunteers are needed for a work day from 9 a.m.-noon Saturday, April 21, at Celebration Park, 32713 13th Place S. Volunteers should bring gloves, wear sturdy shoes and clothes that can get dirty. Tools are available, but extra shovels, gloves clippers and wheelbarrows are needed. Pre-register with Jason Gerwen at 253-835-6962 or at jason.gerwen@cityoffederalway.com.

Book group: The Multicultural Book Group will be meeting at 7 p.m. May 9 at the 320th Federal Way Library to discuss “In a Sunburned Country” by Bill Bryant. The author tells his report on what he found in an entirely different place: Australia, the country that doubles as a continent, and a place with the friendliest inhabitants, the hottest, driest weather, and the most peculiar and lethal wildlife to be found on the planet. Bryant is described as a writer who combines humor, wonder, and unflagging curiosity. All are welcome.


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