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  • TCC Pottery Sale

  • Gift Of Reading

  • Holiday Traditions

  • Holiday Glass Sale


Frenzied shopping got you down? Beat the masses at the mall and head for Tacoma Community College for the TCC Clay Club Pottery & Art Sale. Okay, you may see scads of happy-faced regulars at this popular event, but plenty of choice, handmade one-of-a-kind clay and visual art as well. The sale is on Dec. 7, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. and Dec. 8, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. in Building 11 of the TCC campus (6501 S. 19th St.). A percentage of the sales go to support TCC art scholarships and Clay Club activities.


A perfect gift for family and friends who love Point Defiance Park, the new Images of America book “Point Defiance Park” offers a pictorial history of more than 200 vintage images and provides readers with a unique opportunity to reconnect with the history that shaped their community. Authors Melissa McGinnis and Doreen Beard-Simpkins have researched the history of Tacoma’s parks for more than 20 years as employees of Metro Parks. Buy the book at Metro Parks headquarters, Point Defiance Boathouse Marina, Fort Nisqually Living History Museum, Tacoma Nature Center and other local retail outlets.


Pierce County’s Parks and Recreation’s Movie Series event features “Arthur Christmas” on Dec. 14, 6:30-8:30 p.m. at the Environmental Services Building at Chambers Creek Regional Park in University Place. The fee is $1 per person, and free for children ages 3 and under. Doors will open 30 minutes prior to the start of the movie. Pre-register online at or by calling Pierce County Parks and Recreation at (253) 798-4141. Driving directions and other information can be found online.


Deck the halls with silver, gold and brass as Tacoma Concert Band presents their first holiday concert in many years. Featuring Dawn Padula, mezzo-soprano and voice professor at the University of Puget Sound. The concert is on Dec. 9, 2012 at 2:30 p.m. at Rialto Theater. Info:


Purchase beautiful glass created by Hilltop Artists' students while supporting youth in our community. This holiday glass sale will be held Dec. 8 in the Jason Lee Middle School Hot Shop and gymnasium, 602 N. Sprague Ave. Hilltop Artists’ programs will receive 100 percent of the proceeds. The sale runs from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. To shorten your wait in line, arrive at 9 a.m. to pick up a numbered entrance ticket and come back at your appointed time.


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