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Archives: May 2012

May
19th

Boat tour and classic car show, kids’ fish-in, train day, bluegrass festival and more events going on this weekend


Fun events happening this weekend:

Saturday
Boat Tour and Classic Car Show
sponsored by the Women’s auxiliary of Tacoma Yacht Club, noon-4 p.m. May 20, proceeds benefit local charities, Tacoma Yacht Club, 5401 N. Waterfront Drive, Tacoma, $3 or 6 for $15 at the event.

Kids Fish-In Will be held at American Lake Park, 9 a.m. May 19, American Lake Park, 9222 Veterans Drive S.W., Lakewood. 253-983-7887, lakewoodparksandrec.com.

Crafters and Quilters Yard Sale 9 a.m.-4 p.m. May 19, Frontier Park, 21800 Meridian Ave. E., Graham. 253-841-8515, piercecountywa.org/parks.

The Evergreen State College Spring Fair 1-4 p.m. May 19,

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May
18th

Armed Forces Day, Petpalooza, Gaelic Storm, Queen’s Birthday and more happenings this weekend and beyond

Saturday
Joint Base Lewis-McChord is shining up its gear and rolling out the red carpet for its Armed Forces Day celebration Saturday. The free public event will feature static and modern displays, living military history displays, carnival rides, bounce houses, entertainment, food and craft booths, a volksmarch, and more. Come out to support and learn about military service. The event runs from 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Nonmilitary visitors must enter the base off of Interstate 5 Exit 119; shuttle buses will transport guests between the event site and the parking area. For more information, call 253-477-4299.

Saturday

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May
16th

Bluegrass festival takes over Shelton this weekend

It’s going to be a full weekend of music at the annual Bluegrass from the Forest festival at Shelton High School Auditorium, 3737 N. Shelton Springs Road, Shelton. There will be national headliners and top regional bands, workshops, contests, band scramble, Mandolin tasting, camping, midnight hot dogs, Chick’s youth school of bluegrass, vendors and more.

Here are a few of the bands performing: Frank Solivan and Dirty Kitchen, Virginia; Kathy Kallick Band, California; Bluegrass Regulators, Oregon and Wa.; Runaway Train, Wa.; Luke and Kaiti, Wa.; The Howdy Boys, Wa.; Wayward Vessel, Oregonand Barbara Collins & Susan Wilson,

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May
15th

Tour a historic Tacoma firehouse on Saturday

What could be funner than living in an old firehouse? You can pretend you’re a firefighter without having to get up at 3 a.m. to get cats out of trees.

On Saturday you can live the fantasy yourself. Historic Tacoma has arranged a tour of Historic Firehouse #8 in the Whitman Neighborhood from 4 to 6 p.m. The firehouse is at 4301 South L Street in Tacoma.

The tour is free to Historic Tacoma members. Non-Members pay $10 at the door.

More from the announcement:

On the Tacoma Register of Historic Places, this structure was built in

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May
14th

Carrie Underwood coming to Seattle for October concert

Country music fans get ready––KeyArena will be a stop on Carrie Underwood’s Blown Away Tour. The October 6 concert will feature special guest Hunter Hayes.Underwood made the announcement of her new tour to promote her new album “Blown Away” on Good Morning America.

Tickets go on sale this Friday (May 18) through Ticketmaster and could go fast.

May
14th

The Spittin’ Cobras and Rev. Horton Heat at Hell’s Kitchen on Friday

Seattle’s The Spittin’ Cobras will be in Tacoma on Friday, May 18 at Hell’s Kitchen with the Reverend Horton Heat.

The band is hitting the road after the release of their debut album, Year Of The Cobra. Earlier this year they teamed up with The Supersuckers, the self-proclaimed greatest rock-n-roll band in the world, and are now hooked up with the Reverend Horton Heat.

Members of The Dwarves, KMFDM, and Murdock make up The Cobras. They cites Black Sabbath, The Stooges, AC/DC, Thin Lizzy, The Sex Pistols, The Clash, and Nirvana as influences.

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May
12th

Mother’s Day activities, Key Peninsula community fair, art studio tour, music and more happenings this weekend

It’s Mother’s Day this weekend here are a few family friendly activities:

Shelton Elk’s Mother’s Day Breakfast 9 a.m.-1 p.m. May 12, Shelton Elks Club No. 2467, S.E. 741 Craig Road, Shelton. Free for moms, $5 adults, $3 ages 12 and younger.

Mother’s Day Tea 1 p.m. May 12, White River Valley Museum, 918 H St. S.E., Auburn. $12 per person. 253-288-7439, wrvmuseum.org.

Free Mother’s Day Arts & Crafts 9 a.m. -6 p.m. May 11, Umpqua Bank, 11821 Canyon Road E., Puyallup. 253-926-4050, umpquabank.com

Here’s what’s happening in the community:

Annual Key Peninsula Livable Community Fair

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May
11th

Wild Wonders at Point Defiance Zoo, garden tour, wooden boat fair, Elmo and more events this weekend and beyond

Saturday
Moms get half-price admission to Point Defiance Zoo & Aquarium on Saturday. But that’s only one reason to head up to the park. The weekend features the summer kickoff of a new Wild Wonders Outdoor Theater Show and also Radio Disney will be on site Saturday. The show features Captain Adventure, Dr. Do-Nothing and Herald the Wonder Dog in a show about getting out and enjoying nature. Zoo hours are 9:30 a.m.-5 p.m. daily through May 20, extended summer hours begin May 21. Go to pdza.org for more information on exhibits and activities.

Saturday-Sunday

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