Sankta Lucia Celebration – Dec 3

A Swedish Sankta Lucia Celebration will be held December 3rd at PLU’s Karen Hille Phillips Center for Performing Arts. Sunday, December 3rd at 2:30 PM – 6 PM. (Also known as the Eastvold Auditorium) The event his hosted by the Scandinavian Cultural Center. The event consists of singing and dance. Young people rehearse for several weeks…

Collecting warm kids coats

Message from the Lemay Collections at Marymount : We are in urgent need of boys and girls size 8 coats! LeMay cares about our community, and once again we are collecting warm coats, and toys, for local children in need. From infant sizes to adult xl, we need NEW coats of all sizes. Toy donations must…

Bethel Offers Free Summer Lunch Program for Kids

Bethel School District #403 announces the sponsorship of the Summer Food Service Program for children.  Lunches will be made available at no charge to attending children 18 years of age and younger. Lunches will be provided at the following open sites from 11:30 a.m. to 12:15 p.m., Monday through Friday, June 26 through August 18,…

April 15 – Eggstravaganza

On April 15th from 9 AM till noon, FCCCC members will be attending the Annual Eggstravaganza Event at Sound Life Church. Each year we provide the Bunny(s) for the event and pass out candy to the youngsters.  Sound Life Church puts on a huge event with many activities for children that culminates with an Egg Hunt…

Sheriff Pastor: on Civil Disobedience

From a Facebook post – Pierce County Sheriff Paul Pastor In America today, we are seeing an increase in social activism and direct action politics. There is nothing wrong with this in a nation which values freedom. But recently, we have seen instances where fringe elements of anarchists and rioters run lawless and wild. And we…

Sheriff statement on immigration

PIERCE COUNTY — The issue of immigration and securing borders is currently a controversial topic with the new Presidential administration. Some people have reacted with fear and anger, others with celebration and others with confusion. This issue matters to local law enforcement even as we are confronted by people showing all the emotions and political…

Public Opportunities to see His Majesty King Harald V of Norway

By Sandy Deneau Dunham PLU Marketing & Communications TACOMA, Wash. (May 1, 2015)—The public will have two opportunities to see His Majesty King Harald V of Norway on May 23 when he visits Tacoma in honor of Pacific Lutheran University’s 125 anniversary: during his arrival at PLU, at 11:15 a.m., and at the Tacoma Dome,…

May 17 – A special day if you are Norwegian

Norwegian Constitution Day or Syntende Mai, May 17 has become the Celebration of all things Norwegian. The Scandinavian Cultural Center is getting all ready for tomorrow’s 17 Mai flag raising and breakfast reception at Pacific Lutheran University with the Norwegian Minister of Culture, Thorhild Widvey. All are welcome to Centennial Plaza at 8:30am! Gratulerer med dagen! Their annual Flag…

Pierce County Coalition Against Trafficking – May 12

“What Then?” What happens when women are physically set free from a life style that has taken everything they are away? Imagine:  Your innocence is lost.  You know more about the seamier side of life than anyone should.  All your firsts were taken away, especially if you were trafficked as a child or young woman. …

Leschi Honor Walk 2015

Today I had the privilege of joining the Nisqually Tribe of Indians out on JBLM in the artillery impact zone.  This is a special treat the base provides to the Tribe so they can visit parts of their reservation that were condemned and are unreachable due to the dangerous activities in the area. More of the…

Secret Life of Sigrid Undset – PLU’s Scandinavian Center April 30

April 30, PLU faculty member Claudia Berguson, Svare-Toven Endowed Professor of Norwegian, takes us into the “Secret Life of Sigrid Undset”. Please join us at 7pm for this fascinating lecture about one of Norway’s most famous female authors, followed by refreshments!