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Memorial Day events, festivals, fundraisers, and free museum events this weekend

Post by Mary Anderson / The News Tribune on May 26, 2012 at 8:00 am with No Comments »
May 26, 2012 8:03 am

Along with the Vietnam Veterans Memorial Wall numerous Memorial Day ceremonies were conducted in the South Sound Monday including the state Capitol Campus,Odd Fellows Cemetery in Tumwater and Woodlawn Funeral Home and Cemetery.STEVE BLOOM/staff photographer)

Arlington Northwest Memorial Display 7 a.m.-8 p.m. May 26-28, Marine Park, 3931 Ruston Way, Tacoma. Free. 253-355-2539,

Memorial Day Tribute noon May 26, 7 p.m. May 27, 2 p.m. May 28, Mountain View Funeral Home and Memorial Park, 4100 Steilacoom Blvd. S.W., Lakewood. Free and open to the public. 253-584-0252, ­

Memorial Day Mass with the Rev. John Wilke, 11 a.m. May 28, Calvary Catholic Cemetery, 5012 70th St. W., Tacoma. 253-472-8875.

Memorial Day Service 11 a.m. May 28, War Memorial Park, Sixth Avenue and South MacArthur Street, Tacoma.

Puyallup Memorial Day Observance 1-2 p.m. May 28, Pioneer Park Pavilion, 330 S. Meridian, Puyallup. 360-893-8022.

Memorial Day Observance/VietNam Veterans Memorial after arrival of Olympia Thunder Run, dedication of three new flag poles flying the United States, Washington state, and National League of Families POW/MIA flags, noon May 28, Vietnam Veterans Memorial, 302 Sid Snyder Ave. S.W., Olympia.

Thurston County Veteran Coalition Memorial Day Observance featuring The American Legion Band, 10:30 a.m. May 28, Washington State Capitol Dome Rotunda, 416 Sid Snyder Ave. S.W., Olympia.

Annual Memorial Day Service 1:30-3 p.m. May 28, Evergreen-Washelli Cemetery, 11111 Aurora Ave. N., Seattle. Free. 206-362-5200,

Northwest Folklife Festival 11 a.m.-10 p.m. May 25-28, Seattle Center, 305 Harrison St., Seattle. Free. 206-684-7300,

South Sound Spectacular Spring Show family and kids activities and fun, 11 a.m.-5 p.m. May 26, The Olympia Ballroom, 116 Legion Way S.E., Olympia. 360-561-4213.

Urban Art Festival Fundraiser Drop by The Bead Factory to make a stretchy bracelet or ring, decorate a cupcake, and a bit of coloring book time!
We’ll also be hosting a raffle, donations will go directly to the kids activities and fun at the festival. 2-6 p.m. May 27, The Bead Factory, 5705 N. 26th St. Tacoma, by donation.

Browns Point Lighthouse Cottage Exhibits: Jerry Meeker, Puyallup Native American, who was instrumental in the
history of Browns Point and Dash Point; replica early 20th century kitchen, sewing room and schoolroom; maritime display with replica Coast Guard surfboat in original boathouse tours of the 1903 restored lightkeeper’s cottage. Hours 1-4 p.m. Saturdays through Nov. 24. Browns Point Lighthouse Park, 201 Tulalip St. N.E., Tacoma. Free. 253-927-2536 message,

Steilacoom Historical Museum Ongoing exhibits: barbershop mug collection, glass aquarium bowls, Ed Bair’s Deep Sea Aquarium at Saltar’s Point, Nathaniel Orr’s Wagon Shop and more. Hours 1-5 p.m. Saturdays-Sundays through Oct. 28. Steilacoom Historical Museum, 1801 Rainier St., Steilacoom. 253-584-4133,

For more ideas go to The News Tribune calendar

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