The Things We Like


Asia Pacific Cultural Center, 4851 South Tacoma Way, will present Dr. Shan-Tung Hsu reading from his new book “The Tea Book” on July 7, 2:30-3:45 p.m. A donation of $5 will be collected at the door. Partly educational, partly poetic, and wholly inspirational, “The Tea Book” goes beyond the surface to provide a comprehensive picture of tea: how to identify, store, brew, serve and savor quality teas. Dr. Hsu takes care to personify tea varieties, from the tender green to the assertive black, making them easy to differentiate and remember. This book is a must-read for anyone who enjoys tea and who appreciates the simple, good things in life. 


T-Town Apparel, one of St. Leo Food Connection’s great community partners, has created a new RuAwear brand T-shirt designed to raise awareness about hunger in our community, and to help support the Food Connection's various emergency food programs. The shirt states simply: “RuAwear of how much hunger there is in Tacoma?” The shirt is available for $15, with $5 from each purchase going to the Food Connection. Visit and click on the “RuAwear Brand” link on the left.


This concert concludes an exciting week-long music day camp for high school brass players on the University of Puget Sound campus. It will take place at 4 p.m. on June 30 at Schneebeck Concert Hall. Admission is free


Students of Kerry Bollinger in the Community Music Department at the University of Puget Sound will perform at 7:30 p.m. on June 30 at Schneebeck Concert Hall. Admission is free.


Puget Sound Revels invites children ages 6-12 to participate in an event that will include singing, dancing, art making, instrument making, cooking and nature activities. All are based upon the summer solstice. It will take place from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. on June 30 in a garden in Tacoma. Debbie Birkey will lead the activities. Cost is $25 per child. Lunch and snacks will be provided. Play clothes are required. To register, call (253) 756-1804 or send e-mail to


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