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Plant sales, healthy family expo, NW women’s show, benefit cut-a-thon and more happenings this weekend

Post by Mary Anderson / The News Tribune on March 3, 2012 at 8:00 am with No Comments »
March 2, 2012 8:05 pm

File photo, Karie Hamilton/For The News Tribune

Learn about a variety of local goods and services at the South Sound Sustainability Expo at the Greater Tacoma Convention and Trade Center, 1500 Broadway, Tacoma. Topics include transportation alternatives, green construction, energy conservation, waste minimization and recycling, alternative energy sources and global climate change initiative. It’s from 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturday, and it’s free.

Head out to Tacoma Mall for a free day of learning about what’s new to help keep your family in good health at the Healthy Family Show. There will be wellness demonstrations, prizes and a Cutest Child contest for kids ages 0-9. Take the opportunity to check out hot trends and health information and learn about camps, classes and services from 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday in the Macy’s Court.

Get ideas and maybe some plants for your garden at the 21st Annual Native Bare Root Plant Sale. It’s from 9 a.m.-1 p.m. today at the Pierce Conservation District, 5430 66th Ave. E, Puyallup. $6- $23. 253-845-9770, ext. 106,

Dine on sukiyaki, teriyaki chicken, teriyaki beef kebabs, tsukemono (pickled salad), mochi ice cream and rice at the 50th annual Tacoma Buddhist Temple’s Sukiyaki Dinner. This fundraiser runs from 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Sunday at 1717 S. Fawcett St., Tacoma. Food ranges from $1-$11. Call 253-627-1417.

Join in a benefit for crime victim, hairstylist Jennifer Novell Dewald from Tacoma. A cut-a-thon is taking place to from 10 a.m.-9 p.m. today at the Baroque Salon, 2713 Sixth Avenue, Tacoma. 253-383-3855. $20 minimum donation, proceeds go toward medical and living expenses,

It’s all about girl and woman power at the annual Northwest Women’s Show this weekend at CenturyLink Field and Event Center, 800 Occidental Ave. S., Seattle. The event features 400 exhibits, five entertainment stages, celebrities, more than 70 seminars, trendy fashions, authors and beauty and spa services. Hours are noon-8 p.m. today, 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Saturday and 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Sunday. Admission is $15. Go to

Immerse yourself in the world of miniature dollhouses and accessories at the annual Seattle Dollhouse Miniature Show this weekend at Seattle Center. More than 65 dealers and vendors are coming from all over the United States, Canada and England to sell handcrafted and commercially produced goods and accessories for dollhouses, scale miniature roomboxes and vignettes. It’s in the Northwest Rooms at the center from 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday and 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Sunday. Admission is $3-$6 at the door. Go to

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