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April 2018

 

Mar 30-Apr 22   (253) 588-0042

Lakewood Playhouse "Peter & the Starcatcher"

5729 Lakewood Towne Center Blvd SW, Lakewood

A wildly theatrical adaptation of Dave Barry and Ridley Pearson’s best-selling novels, the play was conceived for the stage by directors, Roger Rees and Alex Timbers, and written by Rick Elice, with music by Wayne Barker. From marauding pirates and jungle tyrants to unwilling comrades and unlikely heroes, Peter and the Starcatcher playfully explores the depths of greed and despair... and the bonds of friendship, duty and love.


Apr 2-6   (253) 591-5337

Point Defiance Zoo & Aquarium "Spring Break Superstars"

5400 N Pearl St, Tacoma

10am-4pm.  Salute the Zoo’s conservation animal superstars! Participate in hands-on activities all week and watch animals enjoy special enrichment treats.


Apr 3   (253) 582-9400

Lakewood Chamber Government Relations

Carrs Restaurant & Catering, 11006 Bridgeport Way SW, Lakewood

7:30-9am.  Join us to meet with elected officials who are invited to attend this casual roundtable discussion ~ get up-to-date information about what is happening in our community and state so you can take away what impacts your bottom line.


 Apr 3   (253) 565-1603

Tacoma Audubon Society Fort Steilacoom Park Bird Walk

Fort Steilacoom Park, 8714 87th Ave SW, Lakewood

8am.  A monthly guided walk.  Bring binoculars and a field guide (if you have one).  Birders of all ages and skill levels are welcome at this rain or shine activity!


Apr 5   (253) 582-9400

Lakewood Chamber of Commerce "Rock 'N Roll Diner" Scholarship Luncheon

McGavick Conference Center, 4500 Steilacoom Blvd SW, Lakewood

11:30am. Here’s your opportunity to be part of a community-wide fundraising effort for five well-deserving students at our high schools, technical college and community college. Reservations required.  $20 members pre-paid/ $30 at door. 


 Apr 5-9   (253) 752-7707

Tacoma Rainiers vs Sacramento River Cats

Cheney Stadium, 2502 S Tyler St, Tacoma

The boys are back in town for another season of great baseball & family fun! $13.50 adults, $12.50 children (14 & under) / seniors (60 & over) /military, $25.50 box set.  $15.50 R Yard, $7.50 Family Terrace Grass.  Additional home games:  April 17-20 vs Albuquerque Isotopes, April 21-23 vs Sacramento River Cats, April 30-May 3 vs Albuquerque Isotopes, May 17-20 vs Las Vegas 51s, May 21-24 vs El Paso Chihuahuas, May 30-June 3 vs Salt Lake Bees, June 13-15 vs Omaha Storm Chasers, June 16-19 vs Iowa Cubs, June 25-28 vs Las Vegas 51s, June 29-July 3 vs Reno Aces, July 12-15 vs Fresno Grizzlies, July 20-22 vs Salt Lake Bees, Aug 1-3 vs Oklahoma City Dodgers, Aug 4-7 vs Colorado Springs Sky Sox, Aug 16-19 vs Fresno Grizzlies, Aug 21-23 vs Reno Aces, Aug 24-27 vs El Paso Chihuahuas.


 Apr 6-8   (503) 252-8300

Gem Faire

Washington State Fair Events Center, 110 9th Ave SW, Puyallup

Fri 12-6pm, Sat 10am-6pm, Sun 10am-5pm. Gems, jewelry, crystals, beads, fossils, & minerals. $7/person.  Children 11 & under free.


 Apr 7   (253) 826-7765

85th Annual Daffodil Festival Grand Floral Parade

Tacoma, Puyallup, Sumner, Orting

10:15 am Tacoma, 12:45pm  Puyallup, 2:30pm Sumner, 5pm Orting   The Daffodil Festival Grand Floral Parade is an annual celebration of the community, history, traditions, and growth, of its home of Pierce County.  Free admission.


 Apr 7   (253) 383-3900

Asia Pacific Cultural Center Taste of Asia with Tea

4851 South Tacoma Way, Tacoma

11am-12pm.  Featuring New Zealand.   Join us for a fun and tasty culinary journey of Asia and the Pacific Islands.  Learn to cook traditional foods from the many featured countries. Plus an addition of a Tea experience from that country. $20/member.  $25/non-member.


 Apr 11   (253) 584-1040

Emergency Food Network Recognition Breakfast

Star Center, 3873 S 66th St, Tacoma

7am doors open.  7:30-8:45am. Please join us in honoring individuals and businesses for their dedication to helping hungry children, adults, and seniors in Pierce County.  $30/person.


 Apr 11   (253) 589-5545

CPTC Program Expo

McGavick Conference Center,  4500 Steilacoom Blvd SW, Lakewood

3-7pm.  Come and visit as many CPTC program booths as you'd like, meet our instructors and find the best fit for you!


 Apr 13-14   (253) 272-2336

LeMay Wine, Spirits, & Chocolate

Marymount Event Center, 325 152nd St E, Tacoma

4-9pm.  Enjoy locally crafted wine, artisan spirits, chocolates, gifts & more!$25/person.  Must be 21.


 Apr 14   (253) 826-7765

57th Annual Junior Daffodil Parade

Proctor District, N 30 & Proctor, Tacoma

10am.  The 57th Annual Junior Parade is hosted by the Proctor District of Tacoma and is geared to children, by encouraging the growth of creativity and fun in even the youngest.   Costumes, pets, music and non-motorized floats make this parade a very special event!  Free admission.


 Apr 14   (253) 582-5838

Historic Fort Steilacoom Open House and Used Book Sale

Quarters 2, 9601 Steilacoom Blvd SW,  Lakewood

11am-4pm.  An open house with building tours and a book sale. See the new and updated displays and the additions to the Research Center. Donations accepted.


 Apr 14   (253) 256-3182

Lakewood Rotary's 48th Annual Sportsmen's Dinner & Auction

McGavick Conference Center, 4500 Steilacoom Blvd SW, Lakewood

5pm..  Annual dinner and auction.  $75/person.  Call for sponsorships/tables.


 Apr 14   (253) 591-5339

Sewing to Sowing at Fort Nisqually

Point Defiance Park, 5400 N Pearl St, Tacoma

11am-4pm.  Experience the joys and labors of springtime in the 1850s. Sow seeds to take home, learn hand-sewing techniques from the Fort’s seamstresses, and see demonstrations of one of the world’s earliest sewing machines, the Wheeler and Wilson. Play 19th century games and visit with several dozen historical interpreters as they live life in the 19th century.


 Apr 14   (253) 591-5172

Annual South Sound Sustainability Expo

Greater Tacoma Convention & Trade Center, 1500 Broadway, Tacoma

This free public event connects local residents and business owners with services, products, companies, and agencies that address sustainability needs in our community. Participants learn about transportation choices, green construction, energy conservation, reuse and recycling, solar energy, local food and gardening, and cost-effective sustainability practices.


 Apr 15   253) 826-7765

Daffodil Marine Parade

Tacoma Yacht Club, 5401 N Waterfront Dr, Tacoma

Wrapping up the Daffodil Festival’s Parade season, we take to the water!


 Apr 19-22   (253) 841-5045

Washington State Fair Puyallup "Spring Fair"

Washington State Fair Events Center, 110 9th Ave SW, Puyallup

Thurs 2-10pm, Fri-Sat 10am-10pm, Sun 10am-8pm. Shake off your winter blues at Washington's biggest celebration of spring.  Join Quigley the duck (and family) to take in adorable baby animals, tons of free entertainment from leaping Dock Dogs to Racing Pigs, thrilling rides, the action-packed Motorsport Mayhem shows, and much more.  $12 adults, $10 students (6-18), 5 and under free.


 Apr 17-20   (253) 752-7707

Tacoma Rainiers vs Albuquerque Isotopes

Cheney Stadium, 2502 S Tyler St, Tacoma

The boys are back in town for another season of great baseball & family fun! $13.50 adults, $12.50 children (14 & under) / seniors (60 & over) /military, $25.50 box set.  $15.50 R Yard, $7.50 Family Terrace Grass.  Additional home games:  April 21-23 vs Sacramento River Cats, April 30-May 3 vs Albuquerque Isotopes, May 17-20 vs Las Vegas 51s, May 21-24 vs El Paso Chihuahuas, May 30-June 3 vs Salt Lake Bees, June 13-15 vs Omaha Storm Chasers, June 16-19 vs Iowa Cubs, June 25-28 vs Las Vegas 51s, June 29-July 3 vs Reno Aces, July 12-15 vs Fresno Grizzlies, July 20-22 vs Salt Lake Bees, Aug 1-3 vs Oklahoma City Dodgers, Aug 4-7 vs Colorado Springs Sky Sox, Aug 16-19 vs Fresno Grizzlies, Aug 21-23 vs Reno Aces, Aug 24-27 vs El Paso Chihuahuas.


 Apr 20   (253) 207-5142

Relay For Life of University of Puget Sound

University of Puget Sound,1500 N Warner St, Tacoma

9pm. Opening Ceremony - Time to get started. We kick off the event by honoring everyone who's been affected by cancer and everyone who has contributed to the success of this year's Relay season.  Survivor/Caregiver Walk - Survivors and Caregivers are the heart and soul of Relay For Life events. We honor their strength and courage with every step they take. It doesn't matter if you were diagnosed 10 days ago or 10 years ago, you can walk while everyone gathers together to cheer you on. Luminaria Ceremony - During this ceremony we represent everyone touched by cancer with a Luminaria. Each light represents a life—a life taken by cancer, a survivor of cancer, or a support for a person still fighting the disease. It's a powerful demonstration that gives people the opportunity to grieve but also offers comfort and hope.  Closing Ceremony - Our closing ceremony is the time to commit to take action and help lead the fight for a world free from cancer. It's a time to celebrate what we've accomplished together and a time to unify for the work that needs to be done moving forward.


 Apr 21   (253) 912-3214

Shred Day at America's Credit Union

6310 Mt. Tacoma Dr SW, Lakewood

9am-1pm.  Securely shred personal documents and prevent identity theft! Each person is allowed up to three bags or boxes of unwanted documents. Documents will be shredded on the spot.

 

 Apr 21   (206) 431-2222

Better Business Bureau Secure Your ID Day

BBB office parking lot, 1000 Station Dr., Dupont WA (right off I-5 exit 119)

9am-1pm.  Free on-site document shredding and electronics recycling.  Limit 2 boxes of documents per vehicle.

 

Apr 21-22   paddlerscup@ghckrt.com 

7th Annual Paddlers Cup Regatta

Skansie Brothers Park, 3211 Harborview Dr,  Gig Harbor

The Gig Harbor Paddlers Cup is the premiere event for Pacific Northwest canoe, kayak, paddleboard and outrigger athletes and enthusiasts of all ages and levels.  Organized by the Gig Harbor Canoe and Kayak Racing Team in cooperation with the Tacoma South Sound Sports Commission and the City of Gig Harbor, this annual community event features paddle racing for kayaks, canoes, stand up and prone paddleboards, outriggers and para-canoes, and dragon boat races.


 Apr 21-23   (253) 752-7707

Tacoma Rainiers vs Sacramento River Cats

Cheney Stadium, 2502 S Tyler St, Tacoma

The boys are back in town for another season of great baseball & family fun! $13.50 adults, $12.50 children (14 & under) / seniors (60 & over) /military, $25.50 box set.  $15.50 R Yard, $7.50 Family Terrace Grass.  Additional home games:  April 30-May 3 vs Albuquerque Isotopes, May 17-20 vs Las Vegas 51s, May 21-24 vs El Paso Chihuahuas, May 30-June 3 vs Salt Lake Bees, June 13-15 vs Omaha Storm Chasers, June 16-19 vs Iowa Cubs, June 25-28 vs Las Vegas 51s, June 29-July 3 vs Reno Aces, July 12-15 vs Fresno Grizzlies, July 20-22 vs Salt Lake Bees, Aug 1-3 vs Oklahoma City Dodgers, Aug 4-7 vs Colorado Springs Sky Sox, Aug 16-19 vs Fresno Grizzlies, Aug 21-23 vs Reno Aces, Aug 24-27 vs El Paso Chihuahuas.


 Apr 25   (253) 383-9463

Port of Tacoma’s Bus Tour

Fabulich Center, 3600 Port of Tacoma Rd, Tacoma

9:30-11am. Join us on free bus tours of the Port and learn about the valuable jobs related to international trade. Tours are approximately 90 minutes long.


 Apr 27-28   (253) 591-5337

Point Defiance Zoo & Aquarium "BioBlitz"

5400 N Pearl St, Tacoma

2pm.  Ever wondered just how many living organisms call Point Defiance Park home? Then you're invited to help Metro Parks Tacoma find out! A sense of wonder is all you'll need to volunteer at the park's BioBlitz, a survey of all living things in the park.


 Apr 28   (253) 459-4339

DuPont Historical Society Annual Cherry Blossom Tea

Chloe Clark Elementary, 1700 Palisade Blvd, DuPont

1-3pm.  Featuring "History's Mysteries, Myths & Legends of Dupont and Beyond!".  Featuring living history performer and musician Karan Haas.  Enjoy tea and delicious light entrée.  Enter a raffle for great gifts.  $18/person.  Limited seating.  Must RSVP.


 Apr 28   (253) 983-7887

Lakewood's 16th Annual Parks Appreciation Day

Fort Steilacoom Park, Sprinbrook Park, American Lake Park, Wards Lake Park, Lakewood

9am-12pm.  Come spend the day outside and participate with the City of Lakewood at our 16th annual Parks Appreciation Day, April 28, 2018 from 9 a.m. to noon. We will be working to beautify parks throughout Lakewood including Fort Steilacoom Park, Springbrook Park, American Lake Park, Wards Lake Park, and other sites as scheduled. This is a community service and volunteer opportunity for all ages. Help us set a new volunteer record by signing up today. If you, your family or group would like to volunteer please contact Nikki at 253-983-7887 or email nyork@cityoflakewood.us. Be a part of continuing to make Lakewood a healthy, vibrant community.


 Apr 28-29   (253) 682-7535

12th Annual Michelob ULTRA Tacoma City Marathon

Point Ruston, Tacoma

Activities include Marathon & Relay, Half Marathon, Ultra Marathon & Relay, Ghost Marathon & Half, 5K & Kids 1 Mile.  New course revealed for the 2018 Michelob Ultra Tacoma City Marathon and Half!  The loop courses start and finish at Point Ruston, the Northwest's premier waterfront neighborhood and entertainment hub.


 Apr 30-May 3   (253) 752-7707

Tacoma Rainiers vs Albuquerque Isotopes

Cheney Stadium, 2502 S Tyler St, Tacoma

The boys are back in town for another season of great baseball & family fun! $13.50 adults, $12.50 children (14 & under) / seniors (60 & over) /military, $25.50 box set.  $15.50 R Yard, $7.50 Family Terrace Grass.  Additional home games:  May 17-20 vs Las Vegas 51s, May 21-24 vs El Paso Chihuahuas, May 30-June 3 vs Salt Lake Bees, June 13-15 vs Omaha Storm Chasers, June 16-19 vs Iowa Cubs, June 25-28 vs Las Vegas 51s, June 29-July 3 vs Reno Aces, July 12-15 vs Fresno Grizzlies, July 20-22 vs Salt Lake Bees, Aug 1-3 vs Oklahoma City Dodgers, Aug 4-7 vs Colorado Springs Sky Sox, Aug 16-19 vs Fresno Grizzlies, Aug 21-23 vs Reno Aces, Aug 24-27 vs El Paso Chihuahuas.