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GOSPEL MUSIC FUNDRAISER

On Oct. 6, Allen AME Church (1224 Martin Luther King Jr. Way) will host “An Evening of Worship Featuring Yvette Williams,” a music workshop and concert to benefit the Renaissance House transitional housing program. 6 p.m., tickets $10 available at the church, Dightman’s Bible Center (2941 S. 38th St.) and http://BrownpaperTickets.com.

TRIKE-A-THON

Narrows Cooperative Preschool’s annual Trike-a-thon is Oct. 6 from 10 a.m. to noon. This child-centered event includes an opportunity to decorate the trikes, trike races and a host of fundraising opportunities; kid's paint ceramics, low-cost bike helmets, entertainment books and the BEST bake sale. The event is free to participate and is open to any family looking for a fun, free event in the University Place area. 3219 Grandview Dr. W. Call (253) 564-4655.

JAZZ LIVE!

The popular concert series Jazz LIVE at Marine View welcomes the reigning Earshot Jazz Vocalist of the Year Jacqueline Tabor on Oct. 14. With her sultry alto voice of style, passion and sophistication, her career has taken a leap forward in the last year with her selection of Seattle – Kobe Jazz Queen and subsequent travel to Kobe, Japan to perform at Asahi Hall. Tabor released her debut CD “What a Wonderful World” in July 2011 to much acclaim. Her appearance at Jazz LIVE at Marine View features a who’s who of musicians: Bill Anschell on piano, Osama Afifi on bass, D’Vonne Lewis on drums and Alexey Nikolaev on saxophone. Don’t miss a superb evening of jazz in the beautiful setting of Marine View at 8469 Eastside Dr. N.E., 5 p.m. Admission is free to all ages. 

ART AND WINE WALK

Stroll Tacoma’s beautiful and historic Stadium District while viewing beautiful local art, sampling wine and nibbling tasty tidbits at the annual Art & Wine Walk on Oct. 6, 4-8 p.m. Tickets on sale http://www.stadiumartandwinewalk.com/. Check-in (required) at Columbia Bank & First Presbyterian Church.

BIRD LOVERS WEEKEND

Museum of Glass welcomes birds and bird enthusiasts to the three-day Bird Lovers Weekend Oct. 5-7. For the weekend celebration, iittala master glassblower Tero Välimaa and Heikki Hiukkamäki will work in the Hot Shop and create a selection of Toikka’s bird designs. Other activities include a bird lovers’ brunch, live bird visits from Pt. Defiance Zoo and Aquarium, bird-related art activities and a lecture by Studio Glass historian and artist Walter Lieberman. Full schedule at http://www.museumofglass.org.

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