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Browns Point Lighthouse, junior roller derby championships, salmon bake, flamenco and more happenings this weekend

Post by Mary Anderson / The News Tribune on July 7, 2012 at 8:00 am with No Comments »
July 7, 2012 8:24 am
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It’s going to be a warm day why not explore the Browns Point Lighthouse Cottage. Exhibits include the 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. Browns Point Lighthouse Park, 201 Tulalip St. N.E., Tacoma. Free. 253-927-2536,


Check out the local talent at the Northwest Junior Roller Derby Championships today and Sunday. They are being held at the Sk8Town, 1501 Piperberry Way S.E., Port Orchard. Admission is $14-$20. Go to for details.

A great day for a ferry ride and some salmon. Head over to the Anderson Island Historical Society’s 2012 Salmon Bake today from noon-3 p.m. It’s being held at Johnson Farm, 9306 Otso Point Road, Anderson Island. Food ranges from $5 to $20.

It’s a night for the weird, wicked and wit in books when Orca Books hosts the Eraserhead Press Double-Header author event Saturday. Meet Mykle Hansen, a Wonderland Book Award nominee, as he reads from his new book “Hooray for Death” Also featured will be author Cameron Pierce reading from his book “The Pickled Apocalypse of Pancake Island.” The event is at the book store, 509 Fourth Ave. E., Olympia, at 6 p.m. and it’s free. Call 360-352-0123 to learn more.

Enjoy a night of flamenco music, singing and dancing at Flamenco Night at the Mandolin Cafe. It is from 7-10 tonight. The cafe is at 3923 S. 12th St., Tacoma. Admission is $8, get your tickets early at event/250837

History buffs will want to check this out. Learn all about the Pig War when storyteller and re-enactor John Roten tells the story from a soldier’s point of view. The local history covers the dispute in the San Juan Islands between the Americans and the British. While you’re at it, check out the fort, it’s all happening at 2 p.m. at the Historic Fort Steilacoom, 9601 Steilacoom Blvd. S.W., Lakewood. Free. 253-582-5838,

A tasty mix of African, gospel, reggae, blues and funky music praising God is what IJenNah, or “heaven” its literal translation, is all about. Join Liberian musician Lasana Kanneh performing an outdoor concert Sunday at Christ the Servant Lutheran Church, 4300 Carpenter Road S.E., Lacey. Bring a chair and get comfortable for the free concert from 6-8 p.m.

It’s musical theater right in our backyard. Plan to see “Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat” Performances are 2 and 8 p.m. Saturdays, 2 p.m. Sundays, 8 p.m. Fridays through July 29. Tacoma Musical Playhouse, 7116 Sixth Ave., Tacoma. $20-$27. 253-565-6867,

For more ideas go to The News Tribune calendar

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