Monday, November 30, 2015 This Week's Paper
Monday, Nov. 30
The Joy of Singing - 10:45 am
STAR Center, 3873 S 66th St. Tacoma WA 98409
STAR Center hosts weekly choral get-together Monday mornings: If you recall happily singing while riding in the family car, or the delight of belting out a tune in a high school chorus, STAR Center now offers another treat. Nearly every Monday morning, a group of people in Metro Parks’ Fifty and Better (FAB) recreation program gets together, shares printed lyrics and sings, sings, sings for about an hour, just for the fun of it. Tilstra and several other participants are experienced harmonizers, who’ve sung in quartets or choral groups throughout much of their lives. But others are novices, who simply wanted to attempt something new and found the experience delightful. Scientific studies have shown that regular singing stimulates the release of hormones that alleviate anxiety and induce pleasurable feelings. It’s also great for the heart and lungs, said Janet Bissell, who organized the get-togethers for FAB. The Monday singers just began meeting recently and are eager to recruit new voices; no experience is necessary. The group is short on male vocalists, in particular. The group is looking for a volunteer pianist willing to accompany the singers. If you’d like to become involved, as a vocalist or piano player, contact Janet Bissell at (253) 312-4458 or .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address). Info:
STAR Center, 3873 S. 66th St., Tacoma, WA
Ballroom dancing on the 1st Sunday and every Monday afternoon from 1-3 pm. There is live music. Admission is $5. Phone: 253-404-3939. It is a good idea to come with a dance partner. This dance was formerly held at Southpark Community Center. Info:
ZOOLIGHTS - 5:00 pm
Point Defiance Zoo & Aquarium, 5400 N Pearl St, Tacoma, WA 98407
Experience the magic! Bundle up and stroll the Zoo as it comes aglow with more than a half-million lights. Experience a magical world of dazzling 3-D animal light displays, including a 22-foot wide rock crab with moving pincers, a whimsical 30-foot-wide underwater landscape, a majestic polar bear family, a giant Pacific octopus, and a 17-foot tall tiger head. Warm up in the steamy South Pacific Aquarium, ride a camel, and take a spin on the carousel. You can even wrap up your holiday shopping with our unique gift ideas. There's always something new to see and do at Zoolights! Zoolights Hours: 5 pm - 9 pm. Closed Dec. 24. Open Dec. 25 & Jan. 1. Info:
VFW, 3510 McKinley Ave., Tacoma, WA
Swing Reunion Orchestra (SRO) big band is back at the VFW Hall. They play big band music from 7 to 9 PM. Come on out and bring a friend or two. No Cover, Dancers are welcome! Info: or