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  • ZOMBPOCALYPSE The Tacoma Zombie Festival and Preparedness Expo’s newly renamed QZ CON is a military-focused science fiction convention that combines the popular theme of surviving the zombie apocalypse and old school Rockabilly punk.

LAST STADIUM FARE

Stadium Fare – Tacoma's Original Craft Market – has been a big hit since it started July 6. This bi-weekly event in the Stadium District offers great local food, vintage and artistic wares, and entertainment. The Fare takes place in the parking lot of First Presbyterian Church, across from Wright Park on the corner of South 2nd and South G Streets. There is just one more fare this season, on Sept. 28, so don’t miss it! Info: http://stadiumfare.com.

BEER & SUNSET

Chambers Bay, Harmon Brewing Company and the Tacoma Regional Convention & Visitor’s Bureau invite you to fearlessly explore a night pairing local, seasonal food and artisan brew while watching the sunset over the Puget Sound. Chef Joshua Corcoran and his culinary team will pair each course with a handcrafted beer from the Harmon. Special guest Danny Sink from the United States Golf Association will be in house to bring everyone up to speed about the 2015 U.S. Open. Friday, Oct. 11, 6 p.m. Pre-purchase tickets at (253) 552-4867 or ashipman@kempersports.com.

ZOMBPOCALYPSE

The Tacoma Zombie Festival and Preparedness Expo’s newly renamed QZ CON is a military-focused science fiction convention that combines the popular theme of surviving the zombie apocalypse and old school Rockabilly punk. This event is intended for the Public Service sector with family-friendly pricing and provides fun, safe activities for children. With a bigger location and three days full of zombie and survival-oriented vendor booths, presentations and special events, QZ Con is sure to tickle your tactical nerve. Runs Sept. 27, 28 and 29 at the LaQuinta Inn, 1425 E. 27th St. Kid-friendly activities are available from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Saturday. Visit http://tacomazombpocalypse.com.

PIERCE COUNTY HUNGER WALK

The 33rd Annual Pierce County Hunger Walk takes place Oct. 6 at Lakewood's Ft. Steilacoom Park. Half of the proceeds will benefit the Emergency Food Network (EFN), Pierce County's non-profit distribution center for more than 70 food banks, hot meal sites and shelters. EFN provides about 75 percent of food sources for Pierce County food banks and shelters. The other 50 percent goes to local and international hunger relief agencies designated by each walker. To register visit http://associatedministries.org/2013hungerwalk.

TACOMA DINNER TOUR

Featuring the fantastic food and entertainment in Tacoma’s eclectic 6th Avenue district, this “late breakfast” dinner tour begins at 2 p.m. Includes four venues – Masa, Dirty Oscar’s Annex, Ubiquitous Journey and Legendary Doughnuts for dessert. Then, hop on over to Studio 6 Ballroom for live music and dancing. These tours are always lots of fun and full of great people and great food. More info and tickets at http://www.6thavedinnertours.com.

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