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Charity walks, benefit concert, free children’s garden program, cultural festivals and more happenings this weekend

Post by Mary Anderson / The News Tribune on Sep. 8, 2012 at 6:00 am |
September 7, 2012 10:44 am


Besides the fair, here are some events you might want to check out this weekend:
Charity
Walk to End Alzheimer’s 8:30-11:15 a.m. Sept. 8, Thea’s Park, 405 Dock St., Tacoma.

Good Grief Benefit Concert O’Neal Foundation is hosting a benefit concert to raise money for animal-assisted therapy programs and raise awareness about grief and depression. 7 p.m. Sept. 8, Theatre On The Square, 915 Broadway, Tacoma. $12. 253-332-0909, onealfoundation.com.

Arts for the Animals Theatre Fundraiser 6 p.m. Sept. 9, Tacoma Little Theatre, 210 N. I St., Tacoma. $30-$40. 253-627-7729, coalitionhumane.org.

Community
Free Children’s program “VEG OUT” 1-2:30 p.m. Sept. 8, Master Gardener Demonstration Garden, 2607 W. Pioneer, Puyallup. Free. 253-798-7170, county.wsu.edu/pierce/mg/pages/mastergardeners.aspx.

Seattle Center Big Birthday Bash 11 a.m.-3 p.m. Sept. 8, Seattle Center, 305 Harrison St., Seattle. Free. 206-684-7200, seattlecenter.com.

Grand-Mummies & Deadies Day Celebrate Grandparents Day by exploring wonders, 11 a.m.-2 p.m. Sept. 9, Washington State History Museum, 1911 Pacific Ave., Tacoma, washingtonhistory.org.

Arts Of India Festival 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Sept. 8-9, Saltwater State Park, 25205 Eighth Place S., Des Moines. artsofindiafestival.com.

Live Aloha Hawaiian Cultural Festival 11 a.m.-7 p.m. Sept. 9, Seattle Center, 305 Harrison St., Seattle. Free. seattlelivealohafestival.com.

Music
Jazz LIVE at Marine View featuring Scott Cossu 5 p.m. Sept. 9, Marine View Church, 8469 East Side Drive N.E., Tacoma. Free. All ages. 253-229-9206, marineviewpc.org.

J5OM Outdoor Concert 6-8 p.m. Sept. 9, Christ the Servant Lutheran, 4300 Carpenter Road S.E., Lacey. Free, servelacey.org.

BUFFINO’S GOLDEN WEST SALOON 5228 South Tacoma Way, Tacoma, The Back Porch Blues Band playing blues, 9 p.m. Saturday. 253-471-9892.

JAZZBONES 2803 Sixth Ave., Tacoma. Synrgy and Mighty High playing reggae and rock, 8 p.m. Saturday. 253-396-9169.

THE SWISS 1904 S. Jefferson, Tacoma, Kry playing rock, 7 p.m. Saturday, 253-572-2821

O’MALLEY’S IRISH PUB 2403 Sixth Ave., Tacoma, Synrgy playing reggae, 9 p.m. Sunday. 253-627-9403.

Volunteer
Trail Work Party – Glacier View Wilderness Join the Washington Trails Association for this work party west of Mount Rainier National Park; 8:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m. Sept. 7-9, Glacier View Wilderness, 35707 state Route 706, Ashford. Free. 360-722-2657.

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