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AIDS WALK FUNDRAISER

Enjoy a meal at Joeseppi’s Italian Ristorante on Aug. 9 from 4–8 p.m., and a portion of your food bill will go to benefit the South Sound AIDS Walk on Sept. 22 at Cheney Stadium. Reservations are suggested. When making your reservations be sure to tell them you are coming for the South Sound AIDS Walk kickoff event. More info: http://www.piercecountyaids.org.

FARMERS MARKETS

Just a reminder to get out and enjoy summer at any of Tacoma’s fabulous farmers markets: South Tacoma at STAR Center, 3873 S. 66th St., every Sunday from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.; 6th Avenue, 6th Ave. & N. Pine St., Tuesdays from 3-7 p.m.; and Broadway at S. 9th & Broadway every

Thursday from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.

LIVE IT OUT LOUD

Live It OutLoud is an eight-week Summer Music Program for aspiring (12 to 18-year-old), non-professional musicians produced by Ted Brown Music Outreach and sponsored by Ted Brown Music. Each student is auditioned and placed in a band with a professional music mentor to create, develop, and perform on a professional level. The highlight of the experience is the final concert held on Aug, 12 at the Rialto Theater. For tickets, visit .

SUMMER BLAST OFF

Hey, kids…visit Museum of Glass on Aug. 11 and create a recycled rocket with artist Jennifer Adams using paper tubes and an assortment of unique supplies guaranteed to sparkle and shine throughout the year. 1-4 p.m. Dean the Dream Weaver will perform celestial “Dream Scapes” to set the mood. Sponsored by City of Tacoma Arts Commission

BASIC SELF DEFENSE

An introductory Aikido self-defense workshop will be given Aug. 4, 9:30-10:30 a.m., at Studio 6 Ballroom (2608 6th Ave.) focusing on basic self-defense body movements, joint manipulation, pressure points and joint locks. This low impact style is great for men, women and people of all ages. Cost: $15. Info: (253) 905-5301.

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