Let’s help neighbors for the holidays locally…

By Marianne Lincoln Several events are occurring this week before Thanksgiving through the Christmas season in 2020 to help other local folks struggling through this difficult year. These are the events and dates you can help out locally with toy, clothing and food drives for the holidays. Each has further information as you read through…

Corrections Celebrate the Holidays Too

[Editor note: From 1990 to 1993, Editor Lincoln was an instructor for Tacoma Community College at the Washington Corrections Center for Women. She taught computer operating system and software courses at the institution. She also helped start the Purdy Prison Chapel Project which, in 1995-96, funded, built and dedicated a chapel for the women at…

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…

Memorial Day at Bethany Lutheran May 27

You are cordially invited to attend the 86th Annual Memorial Day Ceremony at Bethany Lutheran Church. On Monday, Date: 27 May 2019 at 10:30 a.m. in the cemetery behind Bethany Lutheran Church, there will be a ceremony in memory of those who served our country. Bethany Lutheran Church, 26418 Mountain Highway, Spanaway, WA 98387-9404

Easter Eggstravaganza April 20

April 20 is the Easter Eggstravaganza at Sound Life Church in Frederickson. Located on 36th Avenue and 176th Street. FREE Community Event with 40,000+ eggs. Easter egg hunts for ages (0-12 years), large-scale inflatables, pony rides($7), face painting, and more! Multiple Prize Giveaways during the show in the Auditorium! Activities start at 9:00AM. Age appropriate…

Special Needs Egg Hunt April 20

The Spanaway Lions Club is hosting its annual Special Needs Easter Egg Hunt at the Spanaway Prairie House Museum at 10 a.m. on April 20, 2019. Registration at 9:30 a.m. The hunt starts at 10 a.m. The museum is located at 812 176th Street East, Spanaway, WA. You can also see the new addition of…

May 28 – Bethany Lutheran Cemetery

Memorial Day Service, Bethany Lutheran Cemetery Bethany Lutheran Church, Spanaway will host a Memorial Day Service with a Flag and Firing Detail from JBLM. The keynote speaker will be Chaplain Art Sortland (Capt, USN, Ret). The service, on 28 May,  will begin at 10:30 a.m. in the Church Cemetery, 26418 Mountain Highway (SR7), Spanaway WA, 98387-9404….