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Poison Apple Tacoma is the first outlet in the Pacific Northwest to carry the Hearts & Stars professional grade shampoo, conditioner and bath and body gel. Both brands will be celebrated with food, drinks, music, giveaways, discounts on product and more at a launch party Dec. 1 at the store, 907 Pacific Ave. Created by Hawaii-based stylist Jason Harsin to meet the needs of his humidity-battling, beach-going clientele, these products offer a little bit of Hawaii in the shower anytime.


How do you solve a problem like Maria? You can start by getting tickets now to Tacoma Musical Playhouse’s “The Sound of Music,” opening Nov. 23. It will play for 15 performances only and many performances are guaranteed to sell out in advance. Groups are especially advised to book as early as possible. Visit or call (253) 565-6867.


Looking for a gift that will keep on giving beyond the holiday season? Please consider purchasing a gift certificate for the Food Connection. You can make a general donation or designate a specific program and we'll provide you with a stylish gift certificate to share with your friend or loved one. For instance, a $25 donation to the Backpack Program will provide two days worth of food to 5 children at-risk of hunger over the weekend. Contact for more information.


A fundraising event on Dec. 2 for House of Matthew homeless prevention and life skills center will feature electric six-string violin virtuoso Geoffrey Castle in concert, 7-9 p.m., at the Am-Vets Hall at 5717 S. Tyler St. Seating and a silent art auction begin at 6 p.m., dinner and entertainment is at 7 p.m. For tickets, $20 advance/$35 door, call (253) 301-0508 or visit


Be at either Emerald Queen Casino location on Dec. 5 for the casino’s 2012 gift giveaway, noon to 5 p.m. Take a break from the hustle and bustle of the season and claim your exclusive gift while supplies last! Must be 21 or older to enter.


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