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Archives: Oct. 2011


Country star Blake Shelton set for March show at KeyArena

Country singer and “The Voice” judge Blake Shelton will play Seattle’s KeyArena on March 9. Shelton will be joined by singer Justin Moore and “Voice” finalist Dia Frampton.

Tickets go on sale at 10 a.m. Friday (Nov. 4) through and at all Ticketmaster locations. Ticket prices have not been disclosed at this time.

Shelton has nine No. 1 hits and is the Country Music Association’s reigning Male Vocalist of the Year. He has been called the “most versatile of contemporary country singers” by The New York Times. He is married to fellow country singer Miranda Lambert.


Tricks, treats, trucks, Celtic Thunder, marching bands, flamenco and more on tap


Celtic Faire Celtic music and dancing, crafts and gifts, High Tea, Bake Shoppe, Lunch items, children’s activities, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Oct. 29, Saint Andrew’s Episcopal Church, 7410 S. 12th St., Tacoma.


A Sporting Chance an interactive murder mystery dinner theater, 6 p.m. Oct. 29, The Summit Club at Cheney Stadium, 2502 S. Tyler St., Tacoma. $50. 253-752-7707,

44th Annual Seattle Ski Fever & Snowboard Show Oct. 28-30, Washington State Convention Center, 800 Convention Place, Seattle. Adults $12; Juniors 6-12 $3. Under 6 free with paid adult; 503-249-7733,


Truck and Tractor Day Climb through

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Weekend filled with Halloween haunts, pumpkin parties

For many people, this weekend is really Halloween (even though the holiday falls on Monday). They’ll be out visiting pumpkin patches, wandering through mazes, checking out haunted houses, and getting their costumes on. If you’re still looking for a plan, here are local options for fun:


(See our interactive pumpkin patch map for directions.)

Double R Farms’ Pumpkin patch, corn maze, tractor-pulled hay ride, restrooms, school tours, 3-6 tonight and Monday, 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Saturday-Sunday, 5820 44th St. E., Puyallup. 253-227-5385.

Loves Farm’s Pumpkins, corn maze, 2010 Meridian E., Edgewood. $4.50. 253-942-3667.

Jim’s U-Fish at Old McDebbie’s Farm’s Pumpkin patch, fresh eggs, snacks and refreshment stand, picnic area, pony rides petting zoo and farm animals, 10 a.m.-6 tonight-Sunday, 4924 268th St. E., Spanaway. 253-875-0356.
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Coffee Strong featured on tonight’s CBS Evening News

Last night he was broadcasting from San Francisco and tonight CBS Evening News anchor Scott Pelley will be in Seattle. One of the stories he’s bringing from there is on Lakewood’s Coffee Strong.

In the segment, a former Marine tells CBS she might have committed suicide were it not for the progressive coffee shop near Joint Base Lewis McChord. Deborah Flagboam says she was sexually assaulted during boot camp but found support at Coffee Strong.

Correspondent Barry Petersen reports that Coffee Strong is helping war veterans cope with Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD), and even saving lives.


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Photographer Art Wolfe to speak at Tacoma’s main library

Seattle-based wildlife photographer Art Wolfe has gone to the dogs, photographically speaking. The acclaimed shooter will present his latest book, “Dogs Make Us Human: A Global Family Album” (co-authored with writer Jeffrey Moussaieff Masson) Nov. 4 at the main Tacoma Public Library.

The 100 photo book explores the unique relationship that people have with canines. Wolfe will speak about his book in a free book talk, slide presentation and signing at 7 p.m. on Thursday at the downtown library (1102 Tacoma Avenue South). Books will be available for purchase and signing at the event.

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Brad Paisley and Scotty McCreery play the Tacoma Dome

Country star Brad Paisley is coming to the Tacoma Dome Feb. 11 and he’s bringing “American Idol” winner Scotty McCreery with him.

Paisley’s Camobunga 2012 World Tour also features The Band Perry.

Tickets go on sale Friday at 10 a.m. at, all Ticketmaster outlets or by phone at 800-745-3000.


Three Interfaith Amigos come to Immanuel Presbyterian Tacoma on Wednesday


The Three Interfaith Amigos. Photo: Jerry Pettitz.

Seattle-based religious comedians the Three Interfaith Amigos come to Tacoma this Wednesday to promote their new book, “Religion Gone Astray: What we found at the heart of interfaith.”

Rabbi Ted Falcon, Pastor Don Mackenzie and Imam Jamal Rahman have toured to national media acclaim, bringing the message of inter-religious respect and understanding via a strong friendship and good stand-up humor.
7 p.m. Oct. 26. Free, book price $18. Fellowship Hall, Immanuel Presbyterian Church, 901 N J St., Tacoma. 253-951-9870, Read more »


Festivals, pumpkin patches, theater, music on Sunday’s calendar

Wrap up your weekend with some fun in the South Sound. Here’s a selection of events going on today:


Tacoma Holiday Food & Gift Festival Oct. 23, Tacoma Dome, 2727 East D St., Tacoma.

CroatiaFest Oct. 23, Exhibition Hall, 305 Harrison St., Seattle. Free. 206-937-8960,


Hobey Ford Puppetry presents “Animalia” 4-5:30 p.m. Oct. 23, Chapel on Echo Bay, 400 6th Ave., Fox Island. 253-549-7039. Free.


Poetry reading with Linda Back McKay 4 p.m. Oct. 23, King’s Books, 218 St. Helens Ave., Tacoma. 253-272-8801,



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