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Saturday, July 22, 2017 This Week's Paper
Saturday, Jul. 22
Children’s Museum of Tacoma: Daily Activities
Children's Museum of Tacoma, 1501 Pacific Ave Tacoma WA 98402
Stem Activity Children of all ages and abilities will be able to explore these science, technology, engineering, and mathematics activities lead by a playguide. Daily at 11 a.m. Story Time Playguides are ready to share their favorite story with you at 1 p.m. every day. You can even bring your favorite book! Free with Pay As You Will admission. Art Activity Join us for an art activity in the Museum that celebrates your creativity! Daily at 3 p.m. and free with Pay As You Will admission. Info: https://www.playtacoma.org/programs
Marketing & Events Manager - 9:00 am
Fort Steilacoom Park, 8717 87th Ave SW, Lakewood, WA 98498
Bring your dog (or cat) for a walk in the park to raise money for pets in need. The Humane Society for Tacoma & Pierce County is hosting its 27th annual Dog-A-Thon event on Saturday, July 22 in Lakewood’s Fort Steilacoom Park. The Dog-A-Thon is a South Sound tradition and is the largest dog walk in Western Washington. More than a thousand animal lovers and their dogs (plus a cat or two) meet up to enjoy a mild summer day stroll around Waughop Lake. In addition to the walk, attendees can sample delicious eats, enter contests to show off their dog’s talents, see dog agility and herding demonstrations and visit pet-related vendors and sponsors. To register for the Dog-A-Thon, visit http://support.thehumanesociety.org/dogathon or come to Fort Steilacoom Park the day of the event starting at 9:00 a.m. You can register as an individual, start a team or join a team. Don’t miss out on the premier pet event of the South Sound. Visit http://support.thehumanesociety.org/dogathon to learn more about how to fundraise, form a team or to get involved in other ways. Info: http://support.thehumanesociety.org/site/TR?fr_id=1040&pg=entry
Ham Radio Licensing Class - 9:00 am
Philip Starr Building, Cougar Room, 39015 - 172nd Ave SE, Auburn, WA 98092
This FREE 2 Saturday radio class is for everyone with little or no radio knowledge. One just needs to know how to multiply and divide or use a calculator. You will get everything you need to pass the test and get an amateur radio license. You don’t need to learn Morse Code or CW. This is a very exciting cutting edge hobby. You can talk around the world on a radio that cost only $50. The VEC Test cost $15. 7 year olds have passed the test. Many families attend. There are 60 pages of handouts with 160 illustrations and quizzes and many items to see, feel and handle. 4 or 5 instructors will answer your individual questions. There is over a 90% pass rate, and many pass the second level test also. Videos, songs and informative Youtubes will make this a fun class for all. Do something exciting for yourself, this year. Get your radio license. Ham radios are great for Emergency preparedness and Survivalist, Hiking, Camping, and Boating. Please register so your handouts can be prepared. Register by sending your name and class dates in an email to, Daniel Stevens, at .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address). Info: http://www.MikeandKey.org
PowellsWood Garden Storytelling Festival - 9:30 am
Powells Wood Garden, 430 S. Dash Point Road, Federal Way
Hear Bill Harley, Donald Davis, MaryGay Ducey, Antonio Sacre, and Linda Gorham tell stories in a lovely garden setting. Info: http://www.powellswood.org/festival
Master Gardeners Children’s Programs - 9:45 am
The Pierce County Master Gardener Demonstration Garden is located in Puyallup where Fruitland Ave. meets Pioneer. That is 2607 Pioneer Puyallup 98371
THE MASTER GARDENERS OF PIERCE COUNTY HAVE PLANNED EIGHT FREE EVENTS FOR CHILDREN AGES 3 TO 11 AND THEIR FAMILIES AT THEIR PUYALLUP DEMONSTRATION GARDEN DURING THE SPRING AND SUMMER OF 2017. THESE EVENTS INCLUDE: MAY 20 – HOW PLANTS MAKE MORE PLANTS – WHAT ARE SEEDS, RUNNERS, TUBERS, BULBS? LEARN ABOUT BABY PLANTS. JUNE 3 – POLLINATORS – WHAT DOES THIS BIG WORD MEAN. LEARN HOW POLLINATORS HELP IN OUR GARDEN. JUNE 17 – FAIRIES AND GNOMES – HAVE FUN MAKING A FANCIFUL DISH GARDEN TO TAKE HOME. Please Note: There will be two sessions at 10 AM and 1 PM. Pre-registration is required beginning June 1st via email: .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address). Please state your time preference which we will try to honor. JULY 8 – HERBS GLORIOUS HERBS – PLANTS THAT TASTE AND SMELL DELICIOUS. COME BE A PLANT DETECTIVE JULY 22 – HERE COMES THE SUN – HOW DOES THE SUN HELP OUR PLANTS TO GROW? ENJOY SOME FUN ACTIVITIES. AUGUST 5 – WILDLIFEIN THE GARDEN – THERE ARE MORE THAN PLANTS IN OUR GARDEN. LETS EXPLORE WHAT ELSE LIVES HERE. AUGUST 19 – DR. SEUSS’S GARDEN – COME TO OUR GRAND FINALE OF THE SUMMER. DR SEUSS THEMED COSTUMES ENCOURAGED. ALL THESE EVENTS TAKE PLACE IN THE MASTER GARDENER DEMONSTRATION GARDEN LOCATED AT 2607 WEST PIONEER WAY, PUYALLUP, WA. ATTENDEES ALL SIGN PHOTO RELEASES, IF YOU SHOULD WISH TO COVER ANY OF THESE EVENTS AND TAKE PHOTOS. All children’s events sponsored by Pierce County Master Gardeners are free. All materials provided. Program registration starts promptly at 9:45 A.M. Program ends at 11:30 A.M. (except for June 17 when the program is offered a second time beginning at 1 PM.) All children must be accompanied by an adult. For more information visit the Pierce County Master Gardeners’ website at http://extension.wsu.edu/pierce/wp-content/uploads/sites/45/2017/02/Childrens-Garden-Rack.jpg by email at .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address), or call weekdays at 253-798-6943.
Yoga in the Park - 10:00 am
Jack Hyde Park, 1741 N Schuster Pkwy, Tacoma, WA 98402
Join Shanti every Saturday from 10-11am for a Vinyasa yoga flow in the great outdoors! We'll get our vibe on in the sunshine and fresh air. Dress for the climate and don't forget your sunglasses, sunscreen, yoga mat and water. (All levels welcome) $10/1Hr - Cash (E-Payments $1 fee) WEATHER PERMITTING  Check our FB or Website Calendar for inclemant weather updates. Please note that this is a public space. We cannot control our outdoor environment from other sounds within the area (cars, conversations, children, dogs, etc.) This is a a good time to practice reaching within during your practice - observing outside sounds without reacting to them. Info: http://www.shantiyogasound.com
Summer Shoreline Cleanup - 10:00 am
Type Marina, 5618 Marine View Dr. Tacoma 98422
Hit the beach with Citizens for a Healthy Bay for our 10th annual Summer Shoreline Cleanup! We will be collecting marine debris from the shoreline and surrounding beaches of 3 habitat restoration sites. Join the land crew or bring your kayak or paddle board and travel the shoreline looking for trash. Play “Trash Bingo”! There will be a picnic lunch after the event. We will provide all necessary tools, gloves, etc., so all you need is closed toed shoes and appropriate clothing! Please RSVP at .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) or .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address), or call 253-383-2429. Please specify if you are bringing a kayak/paddle board. (Help the environment-please carpool). Info: https://www.healthybay.org/get-involved/volunteer/
Quidditch Fest - 10:00 am
Skagit River Park, 1100 S Skagit St, Burlington, WA 98233
Calling all Muggles! Hop on your Nimbus 2000 and fly to Burlington Quidditch Fest on Saturday, July 22, 2017. Immerse yourself in the world of Harry Potter by joining in a game of Quidditch with the Rain City Raptors. Muggles young and old alike will be enchanted by Hogwarts-inspired games and activities. The magic begins at 10 am at Skagit River Park, 1100 S. Skagit Street, Burlington, WA 98233. For more information, contact Headmistresses Jennifer Bell and Jenny Cole at the Burlington Public Library (360-755-0760) or visit our website: http://www.burlingtonwa.gov/library.
Afro Cuban / Puerto Rican Percussion Class - 10:00 am
Ted Brown Music - Tacoma, 6228 Tacoma Mall Blvd
Afro Cuban / Puerto Rican Percussion Class Saturdays 10am or 11:15am Ted Brown Music - Tacoma 6228 Tacoma Mall Blvd Tacoma, WA 98409 http://www.ArturoRodriguez.com call: 253-507-2965 1st class $10
Tacoma Flea Market - 10:00 am
Tacoma Flea Market - At Blooming Kids, 3810 N 27th Street, Tacoma, WA 98407
Tacoma Flea Market - Biweekly Outdoor Market - Open Saturdays from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. June-September Come visit the Tacoma Flea Market! Now in our second season, this creative market is one-of-a-kind, bringing together over 30 vendors, live music, face painting, henna, and more for kids and adults. We are proud to celebrate Tacoma's local artists and independent vendors with handmade items, vintage finds, and much more. Near the Proctor Farmer's market, the Tacoma Flea Market is a fun way to get out and about this summer. We are family-friendly, with plenty for kids, too. We are excited to welcome everyone to this free event. We have so much to offer the community this year, and we are excited to share it with you. Info: https://www.facebook.com/tacomafleamarket/
Mad Science - 10:30 am
Tacoma Public Library- Kobetich Branch, 212 Brown's Point Blvd. NE Tacoma WA 98422
Mad Science will bedazzle with the impressive science demonstrations in this spectacular show! From foggy dry ice storms and gravity defying beach balls to a Mad Science burp flavored potion, audiences will be amazed by what they see, hear, and ugh… taste! Info: https://www.tacomalibrary.org
“The West is Wild,” an all-new live-action animal show - 12:00 pm
Point Defiance Zoo & Aquarium, 5400 N Pearl St, Tacoma, WA 98407
The all-new, action-packed animal show at Wild Wonders Outdoor Theater will amaze, delight and inspire you. There’s a new lawman in town -- “Sheruff” Bones, also known as Herald the dog, who will come riding in on a hot air balloon. Clark the king vulture will fly straight into your heart as he soars overhead. Be amazed by leaping clouded leopards Orchid and Banyan. Giggle at a flock of stampeding chickens with musical names like Bach and Beethoven. Marvel at Gonzo the southern tamandua, an interesting anteater with an impossibly long tongue. All these and more than a dozen other cast members star in a Wild West-themed show that takes place in the Town of Triple R, where the watchwords are Reduce, Reuse, and Recycle. Info: https://www.pdza.org/wild-wonders-outdoor-theater/
Children’s Museum of Tacoma: Bubble Time - 12:00 pm
Children's Museum of Tacoma, 1501 Pacific Ave Tacoma WA 98402
Join outside in the sunshine for bubble time. Dance, skip or twirl in the bubble from the bubble machine, blow your own bubbles, and create bubble art. Bubble Time will occur weather permitting. Info: https://www.playtacoma.org/programs
SALISH MODERN, Innovative Art with Ancient Roots - 12:00 pm
The White River Valley Museum, 918 H St. SE, Auburn WA
SALISH MODERN opens to the public spotlighting contemporary pieces inspired by Coast Salish Native traditions. Kenneth (Greg) Watson guest curates; he has brought together artwork borrowed from galleries, museums, artists and collectors to provide a stunning overview of the surprisingly modern work of today’s Salish artists. Salish Modern is sponsored by: 4Culture, Association of Tribal Art Dealers of America (ATADA), City of Auburn Arts Commission, Hugh and Jane Ferguson Foundation, and Tulalip Tribe Charitable Contributions. Entrance to the museum is $5 for adults and $2 for children and seniors. Museum hours are 12-4pm Wednesday through Sunday. On the first Thursday of the month the museum reopens from 6-8pm. Admission is FREE on the first Thursday and the third Sunday of every month. Info: http://www.wrvmuseum.org
Mad Science - 1:30 pm
Tacoma Public Library- Fern Hill Branch, 765 South 84th Street Tacoma WA 98444
Mad Science will bedazzle with the impressive science demonstrations in this spectacular show! From foggy dry ice storms and gravity defying beach balls to a Mad Science burp flavored potion, audiences will be amazed by what they see, hear, and ugh… taste! Info: https://www.tacomalibrary.org
Disney’s “The Little Mermaid” Musical - 2:00 pm
Tacoma Musical Playhouse, 7116 6th ave, Tacoma, WA 98406
Headstrong Ariel King Triton’s youngest daughter, is no longer content to live on the ocean floor. Convinced she’ll only find happiness on land, she sets off to find a world where she belongs, battling a sea witch and finding true love along the way. Join Tacoma Musical Playhouse along with Ariel’s colorful friends Flounder the fish, Scuttle the seagull, and Sebastian the crab, under the sea! With music by eight-time Academy Award winner Alan Menken, lyrics by Howard Ashman and Glenn Slater, and a compelling book by Doug Wright, this fishy fable will capture your heart with its irresistible songs including “Under the Sea,” “Kiss the Girl,” and “Part of Your World.” Info: https://tmp.org/index.php/2016-2017-mainstage-shows/
“The West is Wild,” an all-new live-action animal show - 3:30 pm
Point Defiance Zoo & Aquarium, 5400 N Pearl St, Tacoma, WA 98407
The all-new, action-packed animal show at Wild Wonders Outdoor Theater will amaze, delight and inspire you. There’s a new lawman in town -- “Sheruff” Bones, also known as Herald the dog, who will come riding in on a hot air balloon. Clark the king vulture will fly straight into your heart as he soars overhead. Be amazed by leaping clouded leopards Orchid and Banyan. Giggle at a flock of stampeding chickens with musical names like Bach and Beethoven. Marvel at Gonzo the southern tamandua, an interesting anteater with an impossibly long tongue. All these and more than a dozen other cast members star in a Wild West-themed show that takes place in the Town of Triple R, where the watchwords are Reduce, Reuse, and Recycle. Info: https://www.pdza.org/wild-wonders-outdoor-theater/
Drummer Gregg Bissonette In Clinic - 5:00 pm
Ted Brown Music - Tacoma, 6228 Tacoma Mall Blvd
GRAMMY Award winning drummer Gregg Bissonette has become known as one of the most versatile drummers in the business, his broad experience ranging from big band, blues, and rock, to Latin, fusion, and much more. Throughout his career, Gregg has played with some of the biggest names in the music industry, including Ringo Starr, Santana, James Taylor, David Lee Roth, Toto, Linda Ronstadt, Andrea Bocelli, Brian Wilson, Smash Mouth, the Doobie Brothers, Ozzy Osbourne, the Brian Setzer Band, Enrique Iglesias, and Spinal Tap. Gregg Bissonette's well-rounded educational approach and essential insights will add to every drummer's musical knowledge, from hobbyist to pro. You will: -Learn from presentations of different musical styles including small and big band jazz, funk, Afro-Cuban, samba, blues shuffle, fusion, and rock -Hear stories from Gregg’s tours with Ringo Starr, David Lee Roth, and others -Learn how to get the most out of your practice sessions, and other tips for aspiring drummers -Meet Gregg and get a signed photo during our post-clinic meet and greet! Info: http://www.tedbrownmusic.com/t-gregg-bissonette-clinics.aspx
Sunrise Village - Saturday Night Cruz-ins - 5:00 pm
Meridian Sunrise Village, 10507 156th St. E. Suite 101, Puyallup WA
Cruz on by to enjoy classic cars at Sunrise Village every Saturday June through August from 5pm - dusk. The 1st Saturday of each month you'll see the cars lining 156th (click here for a map of the traffic flow), the other weeks they'll be in the front lot. If you own a classic car feel free to show up and you will see a volunteer who can get you registered. We will always put an update here on this event page as well as on our Facebook page if the cruz-in is cancelled due to bad weather. *Check our Facebook page for updates https://www.facebook.com/sunrisevillage/ It's free to participate but every week we will be accepting donations for the Food Bank. Interested in bringing your car? Contact us at 253.904.8923 or email: .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) Info: http://www.mysunrisevillage.com/cruz-ins
Cars & Couture presented by Architech - 6:30 pm
Lemay Americas Car Museum, 2702 East D Street, Tacoma WA
We are excited to announce the Cars & Couture fashion show presented by Architech at the LeMay – America’s Car Museum on Saturday, July 22nd from 6:30pm-9:30pm. We will be showcasing six couture designers from around the northwest. The event doors will open at 6:30pm, as we will have a live DJ, designer booths and red carpet photos available before the show. We will start seating for the show at 7:00pm and the fashion show will begin at 7:15pm. Eventbrite Ticket Link: https://carsandcouture.eventbrite.com Featu.red Designers: • Carole McClellan • Dawnamatrix • Dream Dresses by PMN • Gustavo Apiti Couture • Lisa Marie Couture • MiMi Wolfe. Ticket Prices are as follows: • $45 VIP (Front Row Seating & Prepaid Parking $5 Value) • $25 2nd & 3rd Row • For Additional Purchase ($10) discounted ticket into the museum to see all exhibits for entrance into the museum during 10am-5pm • Ticket prices will increase $5 if purchased at the door. Event Schedule: • 6:30 pm Event Doors Open & Pre-Show Red Carpet Photos • 7:00 pm Start Seating for the Show • 7:15 pm Fashion Show Starts • 9:30 pm Fashion Show Ends. If you have any questions, please email .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address). Info: https://carsandcouture.eventbrite.com
Point Ruston Presents Summer Concert SEries 2017 - 7:00 pm
Point Ruston Grand Plaza, 5005 Ruston Way, Tacoma, WA 98407
Summer on the Waterfront will be Full of Live Music: With weekly concerts from some of the area’s best groups. Point Ruston will be launching their summer concert series on Saturday, June 24th from 5:00 – 7:00, with funky blues harmonica and sax from James King and the Southsiders! The family-friendly series will continue each Saturday on the plaza with various genres of music, and be offered free to the public. While at Point Ruston, visitors are invited to experience, dining, shopping, recreation, and entertainment. This waterfront resort-inspired village features the best in Pacific NW living and panoramic views of the South Puget Sound, the Olympic Mountains and Mount Rainier. June 24th: James King & the Southsiders July 1st: Kareem Kandi Band July 8th: Strangely Alright July 15th: Sweet Kiss Momma July 22nd: Kim Archer Band July 29th: Power Laces August 5th: Ted Brown Showcase August 19th: Sotaria Gibson August 26th: Lady A Band September 2nd: Ethan Tucker Band Info: http://www.pointruston.com/point-ruston-summer-concert-series-2017/
Disney’s “The Little Mermaid” Musical - 7:30 pm
Tacoma Musical Playhouse, 7116 6th ave, Tacoma, WA 98406
Headstrong Ariel King Triton’s youngest daughter, is no longer content to live on the ocean floor. Convinced she’ll only find happiness on land, she sets off to find a world where she belongs, battling a sea witch and finding true love along the way. Join Tacoma Musical Playhouse along with Ariel’s colorful friends Flounder the fish, Scuttle the seagull, and Sebastian the crab, under the sea! With music by eight-time Academy Award winner Alan Menken, lyrics by Howard Ashman and Glenn Slater, and a compelling book by Doug Wright, this fishy fable will capture your heart with its irresistible songs including “Under the Sea,” “Kiss the Girl,” and “Part of Your World.” Info: https://tmp.org/index.php/2016-2017-mainstage-shows/
FOOLS PLAY IMPROV - 10:30 pm
Tacoma Little Theatre, 210 N I St, Tacoma, WA 98403
Tacoma Little Theatre and Fools Play Improv are excited to announce the return of Fools Play Improv to TLT as a recurring show every fourth Saturday, 10:30pm each month (except December) until July 2017, and perhaps beyond. Formed by two sets of brothers, Michael and Christopher Harris, and Geoff and Edward Gibbs, Fools Play began their journey at the Tacoma Little Theatre in 1994 and has been performing Improv Comedy ever since in the Puget Sound area. Most recently, the troupe could be found at the Tacoma Youth Theatre but is now returning to the place it all started. A whole new generation of Fools, along with some familiar old friends will be bringing 23 years of experience creating and building their own unique brand of Improv back to the TLT stage. Each show will last from 10:30 PM until 12:00 including a mid-show intermission. Concessions, including alcoholic beverages will be available for purchase from Tacoma Little Theatre, and Tickets will cost $10.00. Info: http://www.tacomalittletheatre.com/blog/2016/fools-play-improv-at-tlt
Weird Elephant at The Grand Cinema: Dark Side of Oz - 11:00 pm
The Grand Cinema, 606 S Fawcett Ave., Tacoma WA
Your weekly late-night cinephile infusion. Screenings of cult classics and fresh flicks that are bizarre, spine-chilling, fantastic, avant garde, retro, or just plain mind-blowing. Saturday, July 22nd: Dark Side of Oz. The Dark Side of Oz is a pairing of the 1973 Pink Floyd album The Dark Side of the Moon with the visual portion of the 1939 film The Wizard of Oz. Info: http://www.grandcinema.com/films/the-dark-side-of-oz/