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…

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…

Nisqually Community Forest Barbecue and Public Meeting on October 13

NISQUALLY LAND TRUST — The Nisqually Community Forest will host a free barbecue for the public from 4:30-6:30 p.m. on Sunday, October 13, at Wellspring Spa in Ashford. Wellspring is located at 54922 Kernahan Road East, near the main entrance to Mount Rainier National Park and just off State Route 706. The meeting is open…

Bethel ABC Day – October 5, 2019

All Bethel Community Day (ABC Day) is fast approaching. This annual event has grown steadily over the years into a huge blockbuster in South Pierce County. Characters like Blitz from the Seahawks and the Mariner Moose have made showings in past years. Carriages rides, helicopters and even the double decker Seahawks Party Bus have visited…

JBLM hosts 6th annual Career Summit Sept. 24-25

JOINT BASE LEWIS-MCCHORD, Wash. — Joint Base Lewis-McChord will host the sixth annual Career Summit beginning with a Military Spouse Employment Symposium from 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. September 24. The symposium will be followed by a networking event for service members, military spouses and veterans from 5 to 7 p.m. Both events will take…