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With just over 70 submissions this year, the annual Tacoma Film Festival poster contest was once again a creative success. All poster submissions are on display now at the Grand Cinema. The public is invited to come and take a good look at each and every one of the amazing pieces of graphic design and give your feedback. The winning poster will be chosen the week of Aug. 6 by a panel of Tacoma Film Festival staff, board members, volunteers and community members with great attention put on the feedback we receive from the supporters of the Grand Cinema. 606 S. Fawcett Ave.


Experience pioneer life first-hand through a variety of activities, crafts and demonstrations at Job Carr Cabin Museum. The free event features many fun hands-on activities and games for children, traditional pioneer craft demonstrations and old-time music everyone can enjoy. 11:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. in Old Town Park. Re-enactors portraying early residents of Old Town will give guided living-history tours of neighborhood starting at the Cabin at 12:30, 1:00 and 1:30 p.m. Tickets ($10) are required – call (253) 627-5405.


Tacoma Nature Center is holding a photo contest open to anyone who wishes to enter. Categories: landscapes, wildlife, macro and people in nature. Sub-categories: youth, amateur adult, professional adult. Submissions will be accepted now through Aug. 28. Winning entries will be on exhibit at the Nature Center from Sept. 4 to Dec. 15. Details online at


Also happening at the Harmon Taproom will be a Bones and Brews event on July 26 from 6-8 p.m. in the beer garden. Brewers will be on site to discuss beer and provide brewery tours. Bones and Brews will consist of three beers, chicken, ribs and side dishes for $15 per person

Call ahead to reserve a spot, (253) 212-2725.


Pacific Lutheran University welcomes Rich Wetzel’s Groovin’ Higher Jazz Orchestra on July 26 to this free summertime jazz series. Wetzel and his orchestra bring an exciting and unique mix of big band jazz and jazz-rock fusion with an all-star lineup of top performing northwest jazz musicians from all over the Puget Sound. 7-9 p.m. in the Mary Baker Russell Amphitheatre.


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