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Classical flute, Juneteenth celebration, free admission to national parks and more events this weekend

Post by Mary Anderson / The News Tribune on June 9, 2012 at 8:00 am with No Comments »
June 8, 2012 3:17 pm
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Take a road trip and discover the natural beauty of our national parks and take advantage of Free Entrance Day. These local parks participating: Mount Rainier National Park, 55210 238th Ave. E., Ashford; Olympic National Forest, 1835 Black Lake Blvd. S.W., Olympia; Nisqually National Wildlife Refuge, 100 Brown Farm Road N.E., Olympia.

Juneteenth Celebration & Freedom Days learn about history “before slavery,” try your hand at our “Drumming Circle,” check out vendors, try the fish fry and lot’s more of family friendly activities, 1-6 p.m. June 9, Bethlehem Baptist Church, 4818 E. Portland Ave., Tacoma. Free to the public. 253-759-0373,

Gig Harbor Peninsula Civic Orchestra performing in a free 7 p.m. concert, Peninsula High School Auditorium, 14105 Purdy Dr. NW, Gig Harbor.

Harmony Kings Concert in the old-fashioned style of barbershop and a capella, also with Sweet Adelines, Jet Cities Chorus, The Town Squires and Auburn Mountainview A Cappella High School Choir, 7:04 p.m. June 9, 2:04 p.m. June 10, Auburn Performing Arts Center, 700 E. Main St., Auburn. $5-$18. 253-344-1087, 253-951-3814.

Comedy Benefit for “AIDS Housing Association of Tacoma” 9 p.m. June 9, Grit City Comedy Club, 445 Tacoma Ave. South, Tacoma. $13.13. 253-961-4262,


Experience local works and musicians at the Northwest Flute Collegium Concert featuring the world premiere of “Minuet and Trio in G Major” by composer Angela Froschauer, a junior at Tacoma’s School of the Arts. Also music by Caliendo, Handel and Schocker 2 p.m. June 10, Emmanuel Lutheran Church, 1315 N. Stevens St., Tacoma. Admission by donation.

Waterfront Whimsea Family Fun Day a day of family fun for children of all ages, noon-5 p.m. June 10, Waterfront Park, 1301 Alaskan Way, Seattle. free,

Get out and walk or hike at the Morse Wildlife Preserve Open Trails Programs 1-4 p.m. June 10, Morse Wildlife Preserve, North Fork of Muck Creek, Graham. Free to Audubon members. 253-591-6439,

University Place Historical Society 2012 Home and Garden Tour featuring three homes and two gardens. Tickets are $20 and available at: Grassi’s Flowers and Gifts, 3602 Center St., Tacoma. It’s 1-5 p.m. June 10, starting at Curran House, 4009 Curran Lane W., University Place. 253-584-2758.

Historic Fort Steilacoom presents: History of Psychiatric Hospitals Kathleen Benoun, librarian at Western State Hospital and curator of the hospital museum, will present this program with a focus on local history in quarters 2. It begins at 2 p.m. June 10, Historic Fort Steilacoom, 9601 Steilacoom Blvd. S.W., Lakewood. Free,

Listen to the sounds of The Kareem Kandi Band at 2 p.m. June 10. They will be at Mandolin Cafe, 3923 S. 12th St., Tacoma. $5 suggested donation. 253-761-3482,

Maia Santell and House Blend will perform at Jazz Live at Marine View. The free concert begins at 5 p.m. June 10, Marine View Presbyterian Church, 8469 Eastside Drive N.E., Tacoma.

For more ideas go to The News Tribune calendar

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