What to do with your old live Christmas tree? Treecycle!

As you recycle your wrapping paper, don’t forget to treecycle your Christmas tree. Pierce County residents who subscribe to yard waste collection service can place their unflocked tree in their container. Flocked trees cannot be recycled and must be disposed of as garbage Residents may also recycle their tree free of charge at Pierce County’s…

Svenskt Julbord – A Swedish Christmas Buffet

Sunday, December 14th, the Scandinavian Cultural Center celebrated a traditional Svenskt Julboard at their site on the PLU campus. Information on the buffet and its traditional foods can be found here. Beer and Glögg were optional  beverages. Other special treats included pickled herring, beets, meatballs, lox, Frestelse, sausages and rice pudding. The Lucias were introduced, there was a performance by the…

Parkland celebrates the season

Saturday, December 13, after Winterfest blessed 250 local families, the community of Parkland set to celebrating with everyone else in the community. Santa visited the Garfield Bookstore from 2-4 p.m., a venue sponsored by the Safe Streets organization. At 4:30 p.m., a group of local families met in front of Reynas. Felix Guzman led the…

Winterfest at PLU east campus – almost 250 local families served

It was a cold but pleasant morning when the families began lining up at the old Parkland School Saturday December 13. The anticipation was building, coffee and other treats were available during the wait . Each family was invited to participate through other service providers, 400 in all. At the end, almost 250 attended. Inside volunteers were…

Santka Lucia Concert at PLU

The Scandinavian Cultural Center (SCC) brought the Christmas time Sankta Lucia tradition to PLU Friday night. This Swedish tradition is celebrated near the winter solstice and is a festival of light. At PLU, the one wearing the crown of lights is a scholarship winner chosen by the SCC. The procession members each carry a light,…

Parkland holiday events Dec 13

I can extend… but don’t want to… I am hoping with DaveWinterfest is December 13, 2014! Around 800 families that are economically challenged in the area have been chosen to receive clothing, Christmas presents and other joyful experiences at the PLU east campus (Old Parkland School) from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Volunteers are welcome to…

Bethel’s Visual and Performing Arts Calendar

Bethel’s Visual and Performing Arts Newsletter EXPRESSIONS Vol. 25  No. 8             December 10, 2014 December: 10 7:00pm                   Holiday Band & Orchestra Concert  CMS 7:00pm                   Winter Choir Concert  CMMS 7:00pm                   Holiday Band Concert  FMS 7:00pm                   Holiday Choir Concert  SLHS 11 2:15 & 5:30pm       Holiday Music Program (Grades 1/2 & Choir)  SM 6:30pm                   Winter Voices (4th Graders)…

The Boys in the Boat – Graham lunchtime talk, Dec 10

Wed., Dec. 10 at noon, all are invited to Graham’s (GKCC) annual Christmas pot luck and volunteer appreciation. Location: Graham Fire and Rescue on 70th Ave. Graham Lunchtime Talk, December 10th, 2014 The subject of our talk will be “The Boys in the Boat”, a very personal look at a true story about local boys –…

20th Annual Fantasy Lights now open in Pierce County’s Spanaway Park

PIERCE COUNTY PARKS — Every night through New Year’s Day, visitors can treat themselves to a festive holiday display of lights unlike any other in the South Sound area. This year is the 20th anniversary of Pierce County Parks and Recreation’s Fantasy Lights at Spanaway Park and the department has added even more displays to…

Let the season begin! Roy lights its Christmas tree

ROY, WA — It’s inside the City Hall this year, for more than one reason. It’s more secure that way, for one thing. The other issue is the purchase of the lot next door, where the tree has usually stood.  An agreement has not been reached and it is at an impasse at this time. The…