Tacoma Planning Commission will hold a public hearing on the medical cannabus moratorium on Sept. 7 at city hall. Tacoma City Council adopted an emergency moratorium on Aug. 2, which requires the Planning Commission to conduct a hearing and develop findings of fact and recommendations. Additional information can be found at www.cityoftacoma.org/planning. Click on medical cannabis.
September 11, 2011 marks the tenth anniversary of a day Americans will never forget. The Puyallup Fair is taking time to remember those who sacrificed their lives to protect our country, and those lives that were lost on that tragic day. Throughout the day different events will take place to recognize this tenth anniversary.
During the 1 p.m. Puyallup Pro Rodeo Justin Boots Playoffs the military will be recognized as local children lead rodeo attendees in the Pledge of Allegiance, provided by 94.1 KMPS. Rodeo tickets are still available if you would like to attend and take part in recognizing our military and emergency responders. Purchase tickets at the Puyallup Fair Box Office, www.thefair.com/concerts or 888-559-FAIR (3247).
The “America Remembers” tribute will be held from 6-8 p.m. on the Coca-Cola Stage, and is free with Fair gate admission. The Puyallup Seventh-Day Adventist Church has held this tribute at the Fair for several years, and will feature select members of the military and emergency responders again this year. This tribute will feature keynote speaker, Major General James M. Collins Jr., an experienced executive and opinion leader in the Army, business, and volunteer communities of the state and the nation.
James M. Collins, Jr. spent over 35 years in active duty Army and Reserve leadership roles. In his last active duty assignment from 2002 through 2005, he was Deputy Commanding General and Chief of Staff for 1 Corps at Ft. Lewis, WA. In that role he led over 30,000 soldiers and employees. He also spent substantial time deployed in Asia, working with America’s allies in Thailand, Japan, Korea, Singapore, and the Philippines. His military awards include the Army’s Distinguished Service Medal. He is a graduate of the U.S. Army War College and the U.S. Department of Defense’s most senior military training course, the Joint Flag Officer Warfighting Course.
A fireworks spectacular will take place at the Fair after sundown, approximately 8:15 p.m. The fireworks can be seen from most every vantage point at the Fair.
here's a handful of things to help round-out your Labor Day weekend plans...
Friday, Sept. 2
PUYALLUP TRIBAL POW WOW
Puyallup Tribe hosts its 32nd annual Labor Day pow-wow Sept. 2, 3 and 4 at Chief Leschi School in Puyallup. Come by throughout the weekend for a peek into traditional Native American regalia, dancing, drums, songs, food and crafts.
Saturday, Sept. 3
TLT SEASON OPENER
Tacoma Little Theatre’s 2011/12 season opens with “The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee,” debuting Sept. 2 at 7:30 p.m. Six nerdy teens (played by adults) compete in a highly charged annual county spelling bee. The competition is intense, the wordsoutrageous. Let the spelling and the singing begin! The show runs Fridays and Saturdays at 7:30 p.m. and Sundays at 2 p.m. until Sept. 26. Tickets: $16.50-$26.50.
OH DEAR! IT’S A CD
Tacoma-based indie-pop band Oh Dear! celebrates the release of their debut album Saturday at New Frontier Lounge at 9 p.m. The Wheelies and Colonies will also take the stage during this not-to-be-missed show.
CRAFT BEER FEST
Head down to Dockstreet for a taste of over 40 local brews. Admission gets you 5.5 oz taster glass, and 10 tasting tokens for over 80 different carf beers, food and live entertainment. Additional pours are $1.50 each. The fest goes from noon to 9 p.m., and admission is $30 at the door, $15 for military and $25 for Fred Meyer Rewards Card members. More info at www.tacomacraftbeerfest.com
Monday, Sept. 5
OVER THE NARROWS
The second annual Over the Narrows, Gig Harbor - Tacoma run is a day of fitness and fun for running enthusiasts and entire families. Activities include a chip timed 10-mile run featuring spectacular views across the Tacoma Narrows Bridge and back, plus a leisurely 2-Mile Fun Run/Walk, Kids Dash and festive post-run party. The first 1,200 10-mile and two-mile registrants will receive commemorative Over the Narrows tech shirts and custom race medals. Awards will be presented to top finishers. Check-in starts at 7 p.m. at Galaxy Theatres (4649 Pt. Fosdick Dr. N.W., Gig Harbor), and the run starts at 8 a.m. Post-run parties will be staged at Uptown Gig Harbor. Registration is $50 for the 10-mile, $40 for the 2-mile and seniors receive $5 off all rates. Info: www.overthenarrows.com.
The University of Washington Tacoma, in partnership with the Tacoma Art Museum, is pleased to bring internationally recognized artist and Tacoma native Dale Chihuly to speak Sept. 18 at 3 p.m. at Philip Hall on the UWT campus. Chihuly will talk about how Tacoma and the Northwest have influenced his art and career. The event will be followed by a chance to meet the artist at a book signing at the Tacoma Art Museum.
Cost: $20 ($15 for TAM members and $10 for students) and registration is required.
For more information, visit www.TacomaArtMuseum.org or call (253) 722-2455.