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Car shows, art tours, free family fun, Seattle boat house tour, farmers markets and more events this weekend

Post by Mary Anderson / The News Tribune on Sep. 15, 2012 at 6:00 am with No Comments »
September 11, 2012 9:53 am

Becky Holt's Delphi Valley and Nursery stand has been a staple at the Olympia Farmers Market for years.Steve Bloom/The Olympian

From art tours, car shows, gospel concert and psychics to charity walk, free family fun and boat houses; here are some events taking place this weekend.

It’s still technically summer and you can celebrate it at the 11th Annual Summer’s End at Lacey Car Show today from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Check out the great cars, enjoy the entertainment and have fun at Huntamer Park, 618 Woodland Square Loop S.E., Lacey. If you want to show your car it’s $20 to register. 360-491-0857,

Discover the artistic works of local artists at the Greater Gig Harbor Open Studio Tour this weekend. A self-guided free tour of 20 art studios will feature the works of 25 artists. Hours are 10 a.m.-5 p.m. today and Sunday. Get a maps at Gig Harbor city kisoks, and art galleries or online at 253-514-0915.

Meeker Mansion Psychic Fair 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Sept. 15, Meeker Mansion, 312 Spring St., Puyallup.

Sensational Saturday Family fun fair with entertainment, food, games and activities, door prizes and local vendors at this fundraiser for South Sound Parent to Parent and Kokua, 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Sept. 15, River Ridge Covenant Church, 7945 Steilacoom Road SE, Olympia. Free admission (with ticketed games and activities).


Join in supporting The South Sound Alzheimer’s Walk today at 1 p.m. It’s being held at the The Olympia Senior Center, 222 Columbia St. N.W., Olympia. It’s free-donations accepted. 360-786-6062,

Enjoy an afternoon of classic gospel music when Total Experience Gospel Choir performs in a 3 p.m.concert today. It’s being held at the St. John’s Episcopal Church, 114 20th Ave. S.E., Olympia. Admission by donation. 360-357-7224,

Enjoy a late summer, early fall evening of music at Chateau Ste. Michelle as Huey Lewis and the News performs as part of its summer concert series. The show is at 7 tonight, the winery is located at, 14111 N.E. 145th St., Woodinville.

“Lucky Collector Car” Auction including as many as twelve selected specimens unseen by the public for a generation, 11 p.m. Sept. 16, LeMay Marymount Event Center, 325 152nd St. E., Tacoma. 888-672-0020,

Saturday and Sunday
Seattle Boats Afloat Show 11 a.m-7 p.m. Sept. 14, 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Sept. 15-16, South Lake Union, 901 Fairview Ave. N., Seattle. $12 adults, $5 ages 12-17, ages 10 and younger get in free, $18 multi-day pass, $6 weekdays from 5-7 p.m. 206-748-0012,

We are in the middle of harvest season, so why not check out what local farmers are offering. Here are farmers markets open this weekend:

Gig Harbor Farmers Market, Uptown 4701 Point Fosdick Drive, Gig Harbor, 8:30 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturdays through Sept. 29. Features open-air market featuring fresh flowers, produce, plants, food, handmade crafts, a kids’ tent, free guitar lessons and live entertainment. 253-851-7397.

Olympia Farmers Market 700 N. Capitol Way, 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Thursdays-Sundays through October, Saturdays-Sundays in November and December. Features open-air and covered market. More than 100 vendors selling organic produce, meat, fresh fish, herbs, cut flowers, arts and crafts, live entertainment. 360-352-9096.

Proctor Farmers Market
North 27th and Proctor streets in Proctor Business District, Tacoma, 9 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturdays through Dec. 22, second Saturdays in January, February and March. Open-air market features farm fresh and organic produce, garden plants, cut flowers, grass-fed meat, fresh salmon, freshly harvested shellfish, rain collection barrels, locally cultured cow and goat’s milk cheeses, bakery items, hot, ready-to-eat food. Live entertainment, cooking demos and kids’ booth. 253-961-3666,

Puyallup Farmers Market Pioneer Park and the Pavilion, 330 S. Meridian (corner of Fourth Avenue Southwest and Meridian), in downtown Puyallup, 9 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturdays through October 13. Features open-air and covered market with more than 100 vendors selling fresh produce, nursery stock, salmon, oysters and shellfish, meats, artisan crafts, prepackaged and prepared foods including cheese and bakery items, concessions. 253-840-2631, ext. 101,

Tacoma Farmers Market, South Tacoma Location MetroParks STAR Park and Community Center, 3873 S. 66th St., 11 a.m.-3 p.m. Sundays through Sept. 30. Open-air market features seasonal produce from Washington farmers, seafood, meat, wine, nursery stocks, prepared and packaged foods, concessions, artisan vendors selling jewelry and woodworking.

For more ideas go to The News Tribune calendar

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