It’s going to be all about motorcycles and scooters at the Meet at the Ace – A Summer Shakedown 2012. The vintage motorcycle and scooter festival is being held at LeMay–America’s Car Museum, 2702 E. D St., Tacoma, today from 8 a.m. to 7 p.m. Tickets are $8-$25 and includes admission to museum. 877-902-8490, lemaymuseum.org.
Take the family to the free Family Fun Day at Clover Park High School, 11023 Gavelly Lake Drive S.W., Lakewood. There will be kids giant bouncy houses, free food, live music and the chance to win an IPad. It’s from 11 to 5 today, 253-761-5205, lifecentersouth.com.
Bring your dogs out for Hounds on the Hill from 8 a.m. -3 p.m. Aug. 25 at Pierce College Puyallup, 1601 39th Ave. S.E., Puyallup. $20 Includes T-shirt, doggie bandana and Wag Bag, pierce.ctc.edu/other/hounds.
Discover treasures at Junk In Your Trunk community garage sale today from 9 a.m. -4 p.m. at Sprinker Recreation Center, 14824 S. C St., Tacoma. 253-798-4141, piercecountywa.org/parks.
Let the kids get dirty in a garden at the free program “Wild World of Backyard Birds” The fun and educational event is 1-2:30 today at the Master Gardener Demonstration Garden, 2607 W. Pioneer, Puyallup. 253-798-7170, county.wsu.edu/pierce/mg/Pages/MasterGardeners.aspx,.
Get rid of some of that old paper work securely at the Community Shred. It’s 10 a.m.-2 p.m. today at 5010 Point Fosdick Drive N.W., Gig Harbor. $5 per grocery bag or $10 per archive box. 206-987-4876.
Find out what resources are out there at the Open House/Resource Fair hosted by Centro Latin. It’s 12:05-4 p.m. today, Centro Latino, 1208 S. 10 St., Tacoma. Free. 253-503-6213.
Join Corvettes de Olympia at the annual Capital City Vette Fest IX on Sunday on the show lawn of the new LeMay-America’s Car Museum in Tacoma. The all-Corvette show also will feature a Northwest Association of Corvette Clubs juried Show & Shine with a People’s Choice award. Corvette owners can register to show their beauty the day of the event. Those who just want to admire the cars get in free. Hours are 8:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m. For more details, go to corvettesdeolympia.org
Volunteer with Citizens for a Healthy Bay and the Maritime Fest as they host the Tacoma Waterfront Clean Up Project from the Thea Foss Waterway to Point Ruston this morning. The work is part of the 20th Anniversary for the Tacoma Maritime Fest and is from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Meet at the Dock St. Building, 535 Dock St., Tacoma. 253-383-2429.
It’s a chance to admire classic cars and motorcycles at the 5th Annual Beach Party & Car Show today. The Show & Shine is open to all classic and custom cars and motorcycles, there’s no registration fee, just fun and prizes. It’s from 1-6 at the North End Tavern, 2622 N. Proctor St., Tacoma. Free, slappysgarage.blogspot.com/2012/07/beach-party-2012.html.
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