Friday, June 23, 2017 This Week's Paper

The Things We Like


Artist and author Alexis St. John will hold a book signing and art reception Nov. 1, 6-9 p.m., at Constellation Art Gallery (formerly Urban Alchemy), 3013 6th Ave. She is the featured artist at the gallery for November. Pick up a signed copy of her latest books for the wee ones in your life, see some of her new, gentle and whimsical art, and share in some tasty snacks to munch on.


Celebrate Halloween in the style of centuries past at Fort Nisqually’s “Bonfires, Beaver Pelts and Bogeymen” Oct. 25 and 26, 7 p.m. A favorite family spooktacular, follow a trail of glowing jack o'lanterns to the bonfire where storytellers from the past will send shivers down your spine as their words bring forth the spirits of the fur trade. Bring a new, unwrapped toy to donate to Toys for Tots. Get tickets at (253) 591-5339 or


Ahoy, mateys! Little lads and lassies out trick-or-treating are invited to Proctor District for safe goodies at Proctor Treats, 4-6 p.m. This annual tradition (since 1929) will include Tacoma’s own Captain Big Bones from 4-6 p.m. in front of Europa (2515 N. Protor St.) along with Lady Di, the Captain’s beautiful princess sidekick. As the good Captain put it, “You mite say she the cog that keeps me wheels turning for 30 years.”


The Salvation Army in Tacoma is in need of food for the holidays. A food drive is underway to help provide for families in need. Bring any food donations to 1501 6th Ave. Turkeys and hams are especially needed.  


Orson Welles’ classic radio broadcast that shook the world comes to the Lakewood Playhouse stage for a 75th anniversary special presentation, Oct. 25 and 26. Tickets are going fast, so get yours now at