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Gig Harbor paddling event, history at Fort Nisqually, charity events, music, theater and more happenings this weekend

Post by Mary Anderson / The News Tribune on April 28, 2012 at 8:00 am with No Comments »
April 28, 2012 8:27 am

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Adventure/Outdoors Events
Gig Harbor Paddlers Cup and Expo
Competitive paddle racing for kayaks, canoes and stand-up paddle boards, benefiting the Gig Harbor Kayak Club and Surfrider Foundation, 10 a.m. April 28-29, Skansie Brother’s Park, Jerisich Dock, 3207 Harborview Drive, Gig Harbor. 253-327-1786,

History Events
Fort Nisqually’s Sewing to Sowing Living History Day
11 a.m.-4 p.m. April 28, Fort Nisqually Living History Museum, Point Defiance Park, Tacoma. $4-$6. 253-591-5339,

Charity happenings
Spring FunDay Fundraiser For the independent production “Soliloquy” with arts, crafts, games, food and a raffle, 9 a.m.-5 p.m. April 28, Christian Brotherhood Academy, 2136 Martin Luther King Jr. Way, Tacoma. Free. 253-355-2607,

Spring Rock ’n’ Roll FriendRaiser For FISH Food Banks of Pierce County, 6:30 p.m. April 28, Landmark Catering and Convention Center, 47 St. Helens Ave., Tacoma. $25. 253-383-3164,

Vegan Bake Sale Proceeds raised will benefit Precious Life Animal Sanctuary in Edmonds, noon-4 p.m. April 29, King’s Books, 218 St Helens Ave., Tacoma. 253-272-8801,

Home and Garden fun
Garden Club Plant Sale
9 a.m. April 28, Puyallup United Methodist Church, 1919 W. Pioneer Ave., Puyallup.

University Place Spring Flower Show and Plant Sale 9 a.m.-5 p.m. April 28, 10 a.m.-2 p.m. April 29, Homestead Park, 3715 Bridgeport Way W., University Place. Free. 253-576-5663,

Pierce County Master Gardener Foundation Plant Sale 9 a.m.-4 p.m. April 28, 9 a.m.-3 p.m. April 29, Pierce County Master Gardener Plant Sale, 2606 W. Pioneer, Puyallup. 253-922-1688.

Community events
Cultural Event
Featuring traditional muay thai/kun khmer kickboxing bouts and traditional dance, 6 p.m. April 28, Tacoma Elks Lodge No. 174, 1965 S. Union Ave., Tacoma. $15-$30,

Fairs & Festivals
Norwegian Heritage Festival
11 a.m.-3 p.m. April 28, Pacific Lutheran University, 12180 Park Ave. S., Tacoma. Free admission.

Procession of the Species Celebration 4:30-6:30 p.m. April 28, downtown Olympia, Washington St. S.E., Olympia. Free. 360-705-1087,

Adelphian Concert Choir Spring Concert
2 p.m. April 29, University of Puget Sound Kilworth Memorial Chapel, N. 18th Street and N. Union Avenue, Tacoma. 253-879-3555,

Tacoma Youth Chorus 4 p.m. April 29, Christ Episcopal Church, 310 N. K St., Tacoma. By donation. 253-383-1569,

Brass Unlimited 3 p.m. April 29, Auditorium Building 2 of Tacoma Community College, 6500 S. 12th St., Tacoma. 253-759-9511,

Volunteer opportunity
Citizens for a Healthy Bay and the Port of Tacoma
Habitat restoration project, 9:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m. April 28, Gog Le Hi Te Wetlands, Stewart Street, Tacoma. 253-383-2429,

Community Theater
“Footloose The Musical”
7:30 p.m. April 27-28, May 3-5, 11-12, 18-19, 2 p.m. April 29, May 6, 13, 20, Tacoma Little Theatre, 210 N. I St., Tacoma. $17-$27. 253-272-2281.

“The Musical Comedy of Murders of 1940” 8 p.m. April 27-28, May 4-5, 11-12, 18-19, 2 p.m. April 29, May 6, 13, 20, Lakewood Playhouse, 5729 Lakewood Towne Center Blvd. S.W., Lakewood. $17-$23. 253-588-0042.

“Terminus” 8 p.m. April 27-28, The Space Tacoma, 729 Court C, Tacoma. $14.50. 253-761-8288.

“Guys And Dolls” 7:30 p.m. April 27, 6 and 7:30 p.m. April 28, 3 p.m. April 29, Paradise Theatre, 9911 Burnham Drive N.W., Gig Harbor. $10-$40. 253-851-7529.

For more ideas go to The News Tribune calendar

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