What’s happening in Federal Way?

  • Friday, May 4, 2018 1:30am
  • Life
What’s happening in Federal Way?

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Cinderella: Tacoma City Ballet delivers comedy, magic and romance with the classic fairy tale “Cinderella.” Performances are at 2 p.m. Saturday, May 5, and Sunday, May 6 at the Federal Way Performing Arts and Event Center, 31510 Pete von Reichbauer Way South. The classic fairytale will be presented in grand classical style with opulent scenery and costumes, all backed by the Tacoma City Ballet Orchestra. For tickets, visit www.fwpaec.org or call (253) 835-7010.

Free comic book day: Celebrate Free Comic Book Day by picking up free comics from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, May 5, at the Federal Way Library, 34200 First Way S. Comics are available, while supplies last for all ages.

Reading with Rover: School-age children accompanied by an adult are invited to build reading skills and confidence by reading aloud to a certified therapy dog in a welcoming environment from 11 a.m. to noon Saturday, May 5, at the Federal Way 320th Library, 848 S. 320th St.

Mother’s Day craft: Mother’s Day is just around the corner, so come to the library and make something special from 1:30-4:30 p.m. Saturday, May 5, at the Federal Way 320th Library, 848 S. 320th St. Make a homemade card complete with a personal message, or make a decoration for her smart phone.

Book group: The Multicultural Book Group will be meeting at 7 p.m. Wednesday, 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.

Handgun workshop: ADTA Federal Way hosts a free public workshop, All About Handgun Concealed Carry, from 7-9 p.m. Thursday, May 10, at the Federal Way Senior Center, 4016 S. 352nd St., Auburn. Learn the basics about concealed carry. Info: amwilson.wilson@mindspring.com, 253-839-0496 or armeddefense.org/event-2866912.

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 along with their siblings and friends may participate while accompanied with an adult. A limited number of fishing rods and bait will be available. Free fishing lessons will be available. To learn more, contact Bob Darrigan at 253-229-4148.

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 Weather Girl: Federal Way Harmony Kings present “The Weather Girl” at 1:30 p.m. 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.

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.

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 Monday 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.


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