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  • POETRY CONTEST Citizens for a Healthy Bay is hosting an environmental art and poetry contest, "Mountain to Bay: Words and Images of the Puyallup River Watershed."

‘TUNA DOES VEGAS’

When the lovable and eccentric characters from the “third-smallest town in Texas” reunite on the stage of Pierce College Theatre, it is sure to be an experience to remember. “Tuna Does Vegas” takes the audience on a rambling romp through Sin City, as oddball-conservative radio host Arles Struvie announces on-air that he and his wife, Bertha Bumiller, plan to renew their wedding vows in Vegas. As everyone in Tuna, Texas insists on going along for the ride, hilarity ensues. Plays Feb. 21, 22, 28 and March 1 at 7 p.m., at Pierce College Fort Steilacoom Theater. Tickets available at the door, at the Student Life Office between 9-11 a.m., or noon-2 p.m., or by calling (253) 964-6710. General admission is $3, or $2 for students.

POETRY CONTEST

Citizens for a Healthy Bay is hosting an environmental art and poetry contest, "Mountain to Bay: Words and Images of the Puyallup River Watershed." The free contest is open to all students ages 4-18 years in the Puyallup Watershed with the simple instructions, "explore your watershed and then create poetry and/or art about what you observed." Due date for all submissions is May 1, 2014. Prizes include a private pizza party aboard CHB's Bay Patrol boat and more. Visit the http://www.healthybay.org for more information.

EARLY SPRING

W.W. Seymour Botanical Conservatory in Wright Park is bringing color and life to winter’s gray skies with “Crave: An Early Glimpse of Spring” grand floral exhibits. Showing now through March 23, featured flowers include azaleas, cyclamen, fairy primroses, tulips, orchids, oxalis and much more. Admission is $3 ages 12 and over.

‘THUNDERSTORM’

On Saturday, Feb. 15 at The Wine Studio in Gig Harbor (3123 56th St. NW, #5), Tacoma music men Dave Hannon, Jeff Ross and Moe Abbot will be performing live 7-10 p.m. Ross, singer/songwriter/guitarist, will release his new album “Thunderstorm” that evening as well. CDs can be purchased at http://www.cdbaby.com/cd/jeffross2, on iTunes in a couple weeks and at shows around Tacoma/Gig Harbor/Port Orchard. Recorded at Wenlock Studios in Tacoma, “Thunderstorm” features additional vocals by Jessie Abbott, and Seattle singer/songwriter Moe Abbott on ukulele and vocals. To allow the music to speak for itself rather than adding layers, the album is stripped down to acoustic guitars (steel, classical), ukulele and vocals.

ART & ACCESSORIES

On Thursday, Feb. 20, 4-8 p.m., Moss + Mineral (305 S. 9th St., Tacoma) will host an opening for Tacoma artists Sean Alexander and Virginia Bunker. Alexander is well-known for his ink drawings of almost maddening precision; this show will introduce his modernist furniture inspired by mid-20th century design, along with new 2D art. Bunker is a style expert and this exhibit will introduce her debut collection of women’s accessories made from luxurious upcycled materials at this special in-store event. Read more at http://www.mossandmineral.com. Info: (253) 961.5220.

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