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Pearl Jam released details for the band's next album last week. “Lightning Bolt” will be in stores on Oct. 14, but anxious fans can already reserve a copy through the band's fan site ( or iTunes. The band also released its tour itinerary, which includes a Dec. 6 stop at KeyArena. Tickets will be available through Ticketmaster beginning 10 a.m. on July 27, with most going for $65.50.


Pierce County Parks and Recreation is offering weeklong morning camps for beginning dancers ages 6-11 and during the afternoon for kids ages 9-15 with some dance skills. The camp will be held Aug. 5-9 at Sprinker Recreation Center, 14825 S. C St. in Parkland. The fee for the beginner morning session is $60 and the afternoon session for a fee of $75. For more information or to register call Pierce County Parks and Recreation at (253) 798-4000 or


“Pirates of Penzance” will be presented July 26-Aug. 3 at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints at 1102 S. Pearl St. This timeless and hysterical family-friendly comedy by Gilbert & Sullivan features singing, dancing (including tap and the Samoan Haka dance), sword fights and loads of laughs. A pirate ship with shooting cannons makes a grand entrance at the top of the show and is supplemented by a beautifully painted set, costumes and humor appropriate for the whole family. This production directed by Erin Guinup includes a live orchestra of superb musicians and features 40 actors from throughout the Puget Sound area. Admission is free and seating is on a first-come basis. Performances will be held on July 26, 27 and Aug. 1, 2, 3 at 7 p.m. and on July 27 and Aug. 3 at 3 p.m.


Women’s walking meditation seeks to create self-awareness and self-love through connection with the Earth and each other. Walks happen every Saturday beginning June 22 from 8-9 a.m. at a nature area in Tacoma. Info: or call (253) 973-2218.


Studio 6 Ballroom is heating up for Latin Nights. Grab a partner or come stag for 8:30 p.m. drop-in lessons in Merengue, Bachata and Salsa, then open dancing starts at 9:30 p.m. DJ music (requests taken), full club lights and disco balls, Bose sound system. Dance is $5, add the lesson for only $5 more! Studio 6 is located at 2608 6th Ave. Visit or or (253) 905-5301.


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