Adam Smith town hall
Ninth District Congressman Adam Smith is looking forward to meeting with constituents during a town hall meeting 7 to 8:30 p.m. May 28 at the Federal Way Community Center, 876 S. 333rd St. Smith will listen to concerns, answer questions, and discuss issues facing Congress such as the budget, military, health care and more. To register, call (253) 896-3775.
Federal Way School Board
Seven applications were received for the Federal Way School Board position 4 seat vacated by Tom Madden.
Citizens who have applied to serve on the board are Richard Reece, Jim Storvick, Angela Griffin, Chris Brown, Paul Kalchik, Heidi Gailey, Gerald Galland.
On May 28, current board members will review all applications, narrow the field of applicants to approximately five, and send out interview questions to these finalists. At 7 p.m. June 11, finalists will be interviewed during an open meeting of the board. A decision will be made that same evening. The new board member will be sworn in on June 24 and will serve until the next school board election in November 2009. To learn more, call Chris Popich at (253) 945-2003.
Global food crisis relief
A pair of Decatur High School teachers seek food donations to ship to places in crisis such as Haiti. Monetary donations will also be accepted through the end of May. Visit http://operationhaiti.giving.officelive.com.
Grad night parties for all high schools
TJHS and TBHS: Students from Thomas Jefferson and Todd Beamer high school seniors are invited to attend an all-night party starting at 10 p.m. June 8, which is graduation night. A bus will pick up students at 10 p.m. and drive them to a surprise location for a food, a mock casino, prizes, DJ, velcro wall, sumo wrestling, bungee run, bowling, billiards, hypnotist and more. Cost is $175 for Todd Beamer grads and $150 for Thomas Jefferson grads. Please sign up as soon as possible. Call Debbie Salisbury at (253) 261-0549 (for TBHS) or Kate Guerrero at (206) 484-6876 (for TJHS).
Decatur: Registration is still available for Decatur High School’s Grad Night. Buses will depart Decatur at 9 p.m. June 8 for a surprise location, returning at 6:30 a.m. the next day. Cost is $175 per student. Call Mary Lou Goss at (253) 376-7462 or Judy Simone-Johnson at (253) 874-4617.
FWHS: The Federal Way High School PTSA will hold an all-night senior graduation party June 9, with buses departing at 9:30 p.m. from the Tacoma Dome en route to a surprise location. Buses will return to FWHS at 5 a.m. the next day. Cost is $175. To learn more, call Donna Vanderwoude at (206) 383-0757.
Wizard of Oz auditions
Puget Sound Musical Theatre is a theater group that has been bringing full-scale musical productions and educational programs to the South Sound community for over 25 years. After a hiatus, the group is bringing back its summer youth production this year with “The Wizard of Oz.” The first round of auditions will be 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. and 4 to 8 p.m. May 31 at Auburn Riverside High School, 501 Oravetz Road SE, Auburn. Students ages 8-19 who cannot make that time can call Christian at (206) 841-7077 to set up an appointment. Rehearsals run daytimes Monday through Friday, July 7 to Aug. 7. Performances are Aug. 8-10 and Aug. 15-17.
Salmon Bake set for July 25
The Federal Way Kiwanis annual Salmon Bake will run 4 to 8 p.m. July 25 at Steel Lake Park, 2410 S. 312th St. The annual event includes plenty of food, local vendors and live music. Tickets are $20 (or $17 for seniors age 62 and up). To learn more, visit www.federalwaykiwanis.org or find tickets at Evergreen Bank and Sportsman’s Warehouse. Also e-mail Steve Smith at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The club will also hold a food handlers permit class at 7 p.m. May 29 at Garden Terrace Alzheimer’s Center.
Volksmarch needs walkers
The Federal Way Lions Foundation is sponsoring the 24th annual Volksmarch on May 31 and June 1 at the Weyerhaeuser headquarters in Federal Way. There will be 10K, 5K and 3K walks, with the 10K starting at 8 a.m. Families are welcome. A breakfast of pancakes, ham, juice or coffee will be served from 7:30 a.m. to 11 a.m. Lunch will be beef or polish dogs with chips and beverage for $4. Net proceeds are returned to the community through the Federal Way Lions Foundation. Call George Cohee at (253) 569-9172 or e-mail email@example.com.
Earthquake relief for cHina
Lions clubs are gathering donations to assist victims of the recent earthquake in China. For more information about Lions Clubs International Foundation’s relief efforts, call Bob Darrigan at (253) 874-4282 or Carolyn Harestad at (253) 839-6140.
Master gardeners will be at the Federal Way Farmers Market from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. each Saturday through Oct. 25 at The Commons mall parking lot, at Pacific Highway South and South 320th Street. The gardeners are volunteers trained by Washington State University to provide free research-based horticultural information to the public. The program began in King and Pierce counties 35 years ago and has since spread to all 50 states and some foreign countries.