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Bring the family to Museum of Glass for an afternoon of creativity on June 9. Family Day: Summertime Adventures runs from 1-4 p.m. Create a felt bookmark to help you gear up for your summer reading list with artist Jennifer Adams. Local 14-year-old musician Nolan Garrett will perform on the acoustic guitar. Family Days encourage visitors of all ages to tap into their imaginations and make their own art, guided by a professional artist. Performances by local dance and music groups add an extra element of inspiration and energy.


Join Metro Parks Tacoma at Portland Avenue Community Center on June 16 for this outdoor festival that has gone to the dogs – literally. BYOD (bring your own dog) or come watch the antics. Runway fashion show is at 10 a.m., and furry contestants will be judged in such categories as best dressed, best hat, biggest dog, smallest dog, wackiest dog trick, best celebrity look-alike and more. Admission is free for people; registration is $10 for the first dog and $5 for additional dogs. Info: (253) 591-5391 or HYPERLINK “”


Experience Flamenco June 14 at The New Frontier Lounge when “Arte Eterno Flamenco en Vivo” returns to Tacoma. The 8 p.m. performance features third generation Gypsy guitarist Pedro Cortes; singer/dancer/percussionist Oscar Valero of Valencia, Spain; and Seattle native flamenco dancer Savannah Fuentes. Tickets are $20 general admission available through HYPERLINK “” \t “_blank”


Dr. Gordy Klatt, founder of the American Cancer Society’s Relay For Life, will gather with community members in Tacoma June 8 for the annual Relay for Life event. Klatt, a Tacoma colorectal surgeon, was diagnosed with stomach cancer in March 2012. He will speak at opening ceremonies at 6 p.m. at Mt. Tahoma High School as a beacon of continuing hope for the community and the world in the search for finding a cure. To learn more about or to experience the Relay For Life of Tacoma, visit HYPERLINK “” \t “_blank” or call the American Cancer Society at 1 (800) ACS-2345.


Pacific Avenue Business District presents its fifth annual Street Fair and Car Show on June 10, 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. It will take place at Stewart Middle School, located at the corner of South 50th Street and Pacific Avenue. Featuring local artists, performers, vendors, crafts people, live music, great food and a classic car show where trophies and dash plaques will be awarded. To register for the car show, fill out the application at HYPERLINK “” and click on the “Street Fair” tab.


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