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Critic’s Picks: Tacoma pottery sale, Click Flick at the Grand, hooch at Auburn’s White River Valley Museum and summer sumi-e at B2 Gallery

6th Annual Pottery Sale

Local potters like Susan Thompson, Charan Sachar and more team up for the annual group sale of seconds, overstock and regular items in the Stadium District. 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Aug. 17, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Aug. 18. Free. 717 N. D St., Tacoma. 253-678-9184.

“Alvin and the Chipmunks” free at The Grand

This month’s Click Flick at the Grand Cinema is the 2007 “Alvin and the Chipmunks,” where the trio of high-pitched cuddly critters made their debut for later success. Doors open 9:30 a.m., screening 10 a.m. Aug. 18. Free to first 100 people. The Grand Cinema,

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White River Valley Museum gets $20,000 in grants and donations

The White River Valley Museum and Mary Olson Farm in Auburn recently received $14,188 in grants from 4Culture, United Natural Foods, Inc. and the Rotary Club of Kent to fund educational programs and farm restoration. An additional $6,150 in community contributions were received to help fund the museum’s Free Wednesdays program.

The museum, in partnership with the City of Auburn, documents and presents local history, focusing on Northwest Indian culture, railroad and farm history, and Japanese immigration. The grant money will help create study kits for local schools and online inventories of the archive; as well as restoring the nearby

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Need gifts? Try an art show (Traver, Proctor, ArtStop, White River Valley Museum)

Okay, admit it – you haven’t bought all your holiday gifts yet. Never fear, though, as there’s a great alternative to hitting the mall that will not only get your loved ones a handmade, unique gift but soothe your soul in the process. I’m talking about art, of course. Buying art doesn’t have to be a multi-thousand-dollar, big-investment kind of decision. At this time of year, artists and gallerists realize that what people are looking for is affordable, approachable gifts, and they set up shows to fit the bill – group shows of lots of small works.

In Tacoma, there

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