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The Tacoma Rainiers team up with the Carol Milgard Breast Center (CMBC) on Aug. 19 to host Pink at the Park at Cheney Stadium to help increase annual mammogram screenings to medically underserved women in the South Sound. The Rainiers will dedicate their 1:35 p.m. game against the Reno Aces to CMBC. The event begins with a pre-game ceremony highlighting one CMBC patient’s story of her battle with breast cancer. Survivors, along with their families and friends, will then be invited on field to participate in a “Circle of Hope” recognizing their battle and eventual triumph over the disease. To purchase tickets visit, or call (253) 752-7707 or e-mail: 


Shop for a Cause is Aug. 25 at Macy's and Rebuilding Together South Sound is taking part. Purchase a $5 discount pass and get exclusive savings of 25 percent off regular, sale and clearance items and 10 percent off specialty items. Give back to your community and enjoy a fun day of shopping at the same time! E-mail: to request a pass.


Tacoma artist and writer Alec Clayton is having a giant studio sale with more than 150 of his exquisite paintings ready to go to happy homes. His oil and mixed media paintings have sold in galleries for $500 to $1,500, but prices at this sale start in the low $100s (plus a few works on paper priced lower). Five percent of the total sales will be donated to Washington United for Marriage, PFLAG-Olympia and Safe Schools Coalition. Sales are Aug. 31, 1-6 p.m.; Sept. 1, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.; Sept. 2, 1-5 p.m.; and by appointment between Sept. 3-7. The sale will be first come first served, held at Clayton’s home in Olympia. For the address, call (360) 628-8412 or e-mail: Many of his works to be sold can be seen at


Tacoma’s farmers markets are always featuring something new to discover – such as Tart's Desire Bakery at the South Tacoma Farmers Market. Tart's Desire Bakery uses local produce as inspiration for its beautiful and creative pastries – and while the kitchen might be small, Tart’s Desire flavors are nothing short of delightful. Each tart can be lovingly shared between two or indulgently savored by one. South Tacoma Farmers Market at STAR Center, 3873 S. 66th St., is open every Sunday from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. through September.


Do not miss a special free screening of “Alvin and The Chipmunks” at the Grand Cinema on Aug. 18. Doors open at 9:30 a.m. and the movie will begin at 10 a.m.  For more information visit and click on events or call ( 253) 572-6062. Click! Cable TV provides a free family film series at the Grand Cinema that continues with “Old Yeller” on Sept. 15, “The Addams Family” on Oct. 20 and “Charlotte’s Web” on Nov. 17.


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