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Tacoma Weekly
Friday, Dec. 27
9:30 am
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Northwest Trek Wildlife Park, 11610 Trek Dr E, Eatonville, WA 98328
The annual Winter Break is a holiday for the Northwest Trek animals, who get to unwrap gifts, strip branches off Christmas trees and enjoy special treats provided by keepers. And when the animals are having so much fun, it’s a guaranteed good time for people, too. This year’s Winter Wildland is scheduled for Dec. 26-Jan. 1 from 9:30 am-3 pm. It’s a bit too early to say exactly what enrichments keepers will present to the animals, but examples from last year include a large Christmas tree for the grizzly bears, a “candy cane” full of goodies for the fisher, gaily wrapped treats for the porcupine and tree branches for the busy beaver to strip clean. And, there will be special activities for kids. Winter Wildland is the perfect post-holiday gift for family and out-of town friends and relatives. They can unwind amid tall evergreens, the beauty of Horseshoe Lake, the merriment of animals receiving special treats and the wonder of nature all around. Info: http://nwtrek.org
10:00 am
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Washington State History Museum, 1911 Pacific Ave., Tacoma, WA 98402
The 18th Annual Model Train Festival runs from December 21-January 1, though we are closed on Christmas Eve and Christmas Day. The museum fills with model train displays, including the largest permanent train layout in the state. Santa will be here for family pictures, and the kids can enjoy interactive activities as well as all the intricate model trains. Please contact Washington State History Museum for official start time of this event. Info: http://www.washingtonhistory.org/visit/wshm/eventsprograms/festivals/
10:00 am
Tacoma Metal Arts Center, 3833 6th Ave. Tacoma, WA 98406
Instructor Amy Reeves. Cost $375. Fri/Sat/Sun December 27, 28 & 29 10:00 am- 6:00 pm. Beginning Jewelry/ Metalsmithing Intensive - In this class you'll learn the basic techniques to create jewelry of your own design. Techniques covered will include use of the rolling mill, hammers, saw and silver soldering. You'll learn how to make pendants, rings, bezel setting, chain, design layout and more. The instructor will also cover how to set up a home studio so you can continue on your own after the class. No experience necessary. Copper and brass provided for in class use, silver and stones available for sale, or bring your own to work with. Info: http://www.tacomametalarts.com/Classes.html#Workshops
4:30 pm
Lakewood Moose Lodge at 109 and Halcyon in Lakewood
Country Dancin' and Classic Rockin' Singles TGIF. Doors open at 4:30 and dance lesson will occur at 5:15 to 5:45 pm. Music is by DJ (Barb Przasnyski and Frank Pedersen) and lasts until 10:30 pm. Cover charge is $5. Drinks are inexpensive as are the dinners (available from 5-7 pm). Couples (no longer single) are invited to come as well. You don't have to be a member of the Moose. Someone will sign you in. Call Barb at 253-279-3374 if you have questions.
5:00 pm
Wild Waves Theme Park, 36201 Enchanted Pkwy. S., Federal Way, WA 98003
The Pacific Northwest’s favorite outdoor holiday celebration, Holiday with Lights at Wild Waves Theme Park, returns Dec. 6 to Dec. 31. Families can enjoy a sleigh-full of fun with festive activities, special appearances by some jolly friends and 25 rides and attractions, illuminated by more than one million lights. Info: http://www.WildWaves.com
5:00 pm
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Point Defiance Zoo and Aquarium, 5400 N. Pearl St., Tacoma, WA 98407
Bundle up and stroll the Zoo as it comes aglow with more than a half-million lights! Be inspired by dazzling animal-themed displays, including our brand new 3-D displays of a swooping bald eagle, a regal polar bear family, and a Sumatran tiger head. Warm up in the steamy South Pacific Aquarium, ride a camel or take a spin on the antique carousel. There's so much to see and do--make the most of your Zoolights experience with our list of the Zoolights Top 10 Fun Activities! Zoolights Dates: Nov. 29 - Jan. 5. Zoolights Hours: 5 pm - 9 pm. (Closed Dec. 24 & Open Dec. 25 & Jan. 1) Info: http://www.pdza.org/zoolights/
8:00 pm
Rock The Dock Pub & Grill, 535 Dock Street, Tacoma, Wa 98402
Our new Monday night game is SOOOO much fun, we're making an event out of it! Come Roll Out 2013 with Rock & Roll Bingo Friday December 27th! Four rounds, 2 winners each round! Fun, specials, great prizes including CASH! BINGO!. Info: https://www.facebook.com/events/658991450790113/?ref_dashboard_filter=calendar
8:30 pm
Studio 6 Ballroom, 2608 6th Avenue, Tacoma, WA
8:30pm drop-in lesson in Merengue, Bachata, and Salsa. 9:30pm Open Dancing - Salsa & more. DJ music (requests taken), full club lights & disco balls, Bose sound system. Dance cost: $5, add the lesson for only $5 more! http://www.Studio6Ballroom.com or Facebook.com/MyStudio6Ballroom or (253) 905-5301.