Roy Christmas Tree Lighting Dec. 6

CITY OF ROY – There is nothing like a small town celebration and this Friday, December 6 w ill be no exception. The City of Roy will hold an Open House in the Community Center (Library) building at 6:00 p.m. with refreshments and a visit with Santa Claus. At 7:00 p.m. everyone will go out…

A Scandinavian Christmas – this week at PLU

Do you speak Norwegian and love their Christmas traditions? The Scandinavian Cultural Center at Pacific Lutheran University hosts a Norwegian language Christmas service inside the Ness Chapel (3rd floor) in The Karen H. Phillips Center for the Performing Arts (Eastvold). This year, the service will be held on Wednesday, December 4 at 6:30 p.m. This…

Dec. 15 – Interfaith Christmas Concert

Interfaith Community Christmas Concert and Food Drive The public is welcome Sunday evening, December 15th, 7 pm. for the Graham Interfaith Christmas Concert. The location is 13612-224th St. E. at The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints in Graham. We will Celebrate the Birth of our Savior, Jesus Christ through music. You may help…

Dec 1 Open House at Prairie House Museum

How about a bit of Fa, La ,La, La, La at the Prairie House Museum in Spanaway? On Sunday, December 1, 2019, the Spanaway Historical Society will open the Museum for some old fashioned Christmas fun. Come celebrate from 1-3 p.m. when Prairie House Museum will be open for their annual Christmas Open House.  The museum…

Unique gifts? Try 11/23 at PLU’s Scandinavian Cultural Center

On November 23, 2019, the Scandinavian Cultural Center will host their annual Nordic Sweater Exchange and Danish Christmas Bazaar. The events will take place on the lower floor of the Anderson University Center from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. The free event is open to the public. In addition to the sweaters, crafts, cultural merchandise,…

Swedish Traditions – kids participating in Lucia Event at PLU

In the weeks ahead of the Christmas season, the Scandinavian Cultural Center holds rehearsals for young people to participate in the Sankta Lucia event held there each year. Sankta Lucia is a Christmas tradition in Sweden and with Americans of Swedish decent. Rehearsals begin Sunday, October 27. There is also a chance for a student…

Central Pierce Relay for Life 2 events

There will be a Central Pierce Relay for Life Meeting at Paradise Bowl, on 125th and Pacific in the Meeting Room, Vision for a Cure 2020 Celebrating 20 years of service Monday November 4th, 2019, at 6:00 p.m. Central Pierce Relay for Life will have a Kick-off Fundraising event at Trinity Lutheran Church, 12115 Park Avenue Parkland,…

Crisis Recovery Center Groundbreaking Nov. 6

PIERCE COUNTY, WA — Join us as we take a big step closer to bringing a much needed behavioral health service to our community, the groundbreaking for the new Pierce County Crisis Recovery Center. Featured speakers include Executive Bruce Dammeier, Sheriff Paul Pastor, Senator Steve O’Ban and others.  DATE: Wednesday, Nov. 6, 2019, 11:00 a.m. LOCATION:…

Dogs’ day out at Spanaway Park, Oct. 19

PIERCE COUNTY PARKS — Everyone is invited to a tail-waggin’ good time at the Woof Woof Walk from 9 a.m. to noon on Saturday, Oct. 19 at Spanaway Park, located at 14905 Bresemann Blvd. S. in Spanaway. This annual event, which benefits Pierce County Parks youth programs, draws animal lovers from all over to share,…

Rent Control Debate at PLU Oct. 1

Pacific Lutheran University’s 2019 Ruth Anderson Public Debate: Should Tacoma Institute Rent Control? TACOMA, Wash—Rents are rising in Tacoma and surrounding areas, becoming increasingly unaffordable for vulnerable populations and the middle class. Pacific Lutheran University’s Ruth Anderson Public Debate will examine the growing cost of housing in Tacoma and whether a policy for rent control…

County Council launching biennial budget process

The Pierce County Council has begun the process for consideration, review and approval of the 2020-21 biennial budget. The Council will be holding a series of budget retreats and Committee of the Whole (COW) meetings to review the proposed budget and department budget presentations.  The schedule is as follows: Council Budget Retreats: Wednesday, Oct. 2…