GROSS OUT OLYMPICS
It’s back, that wacky, slimy, messy, fun event that tests your skills at such things as human cheese puff, chocolate slurping, and many more disgusting events. The G.O. Olympics will be held Wednesday, Aug. 7 from 1-3 p.m. at Chambers Creek Regional Park, 9850 64th St. W. in University Place. Pre-register by Aug. 6 for a fee of $10 per person. To register or for more information call (253) 798-4177 or visit http://www.piercecountywa.org/parks.
Asia Pacific Cultural Center invites you to experience tea from where it all began – China. The Chinese have enjoyed tea for millennia. Scholars hailed the brew as a cure for a variety of ailments; the nobility considered tea consumption a mark of status and the common people simply enjoyed its flavor. On Aug. 3, join Ms. Foon Chu for “Beauty from Lotta” and experience the Chinese tea ceremony. Call to make a reservation at (253) 383-3900.
Some of the most adorable, playful, cuddly and crazy pets will be available for adoption at Woofstock 2013 on Aug. 3. Dogs, cats, bunnies and ferrets are coming together for the seventh year, and the Dugan Foundation has invited rescues and shelters from all over the state. Admission is free, pets are affordable and will already be spayed or neutered, have their shots, and be ready to go home. 10 a.m. at Todd Field, University of Puget Sound. Info: http://www.duganfoundation.org.
LINCOLN HIGH’S BIRTHDAY
Celebrate Lincoln High School’s 100th birthday bash with the Rainiers on Aug. 5. Get a tour of the new Cheney Stadium at 4 p.m., game time is at 7 p.m. Tickets $15. For further details or to purchase tickets, RSVP to Lincoln100birthday@hotmail.com or call (253) 905-8017.
Tacoma’s very own SweetKiss Momma is in the finals Aug. 2 at Muckleshoot Casino’s Battle of the Bands. Audience ballots decide the winner, and there’s some big money at stake that could help the band inch closer to their drams: first place is $10,000, second place is $5,000 and third place is $2,500. Be there to show your Tacoma pride and cast your vote for this great group of guys and the kickin’ music they make.