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Nisqually Watershed Festival, Tacoma’s Moon Festival, Chocolate Festival, classical music, local theater and more events this weekend

Post by Mary Anderson / The News Tribune on Sep. 29, 2012 at 6:00 am |
September 28, 2012 4:06 pm

Steve Bloom, The Olympian

Here’s what’s happening around Puget Sound this weekend:

Community Events and Festivals
2012 Nisqually Watershed Festival
10 a.m.-4 p.m. Sept. 29, Nisqually National Wildlife Refuge, 100 Brown Farm Road NE, Olympia.

Swap and Flea Cheney Stadium 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Sept. 29, Cheney Stadium, 2502 S. Tyler St., Tacoma. $1. 206-790-2505, swapandflea.com.

Contra Dance 7:30-11 p.m. Sept. 29, Christ Church Wells Hall, 310 N. K St., Tacoma. $8; $5 for ages 65 and older or ages 14-18. 206-722-8228, seattledance.org/contra/fifthsat.

Tacoma Moon Festival 2 p.m. Sept. 29, King’s Books, 218 S.t Helens Ave., Tacoma. Free. 253-272-8801, kingsbookstore.com/event/moonfestival.

Blessing of the Animals, 4-5 p.m. Sept. 30, Bethany Presbyterian Church, 4420 N. 41st St., Tacoma. Free. 253-752-1123, bethanytacoma.org.

The 2012 Northwest Chocolate Festival 9:30 a.m.-6 p.m. Sept. 29-30, Washington State Convention Center, 800 Convention Place, Seattle. $10-$115. nwchocolate.com.

Music
22nd Annual Schneebeck Organ Recital
2 p.m. Sept. 30, Kilworth Chapel, University of Puget Sound, North 18th and North Warner streets, Tacoma. Free. 253-879-3555.

Tacoma Early Music Project 8 p.m. Sept. 29, Christ Episcopal Church, 310 N. K St., Tacoma. Free. canonici.org.

Trio Lexicon presents “In the Beginning” choral performance, 3 p.m. Sept. 30, Agnus Dei Lutheran Church, 10511 Peacock Hill Ave. NW, Gig Harbor. $10 suggested donation. 253-851-6222, agnusdeilutheran.org.

Lyric Brass Quintet 8 p.m. Sept. 30, Lagerquist Concert Hall, Mary Baker Russell Music Building, 1010 122nd St., Tacoma. $8; $5 seniors; $3 alumni; free for ages 18 and younger. 253-535-7411.

Theater
“CHICAGO”
8 p.m. Sept. 28-29, Oct. 5, 12, 19, 2 p.m. Sept. 30, Oct. 7, 14, 21, 2 and 8 p.m. Oct. 6, 13, 20, Tacoma Musical Playhouse, 7116 Sixth Ave., Tacoma. $20-$29. 253-565-6867, tmp.org.

“Godspell” 7:30 p.m. Sept. 28-29, Oct. 5-6, 12-13, 4 p.m. Sept. 30, Oct. 7, 14, Fircrest Presbyterian Church, 1250 Emerson St., Fircrest. $10 adults; $8 students and seniors; group reservations of 10 or more save $1 per ticket. 253-564-3737.

“The Legend Of Sleepy Hollow” 7 p.m. Sept. 28, 2 and 7 p.m. Sept. 29, Meridian Habitat Park Community Center, 14422 Meridian E., Puyallup. $12-$15. 253-251-1930, valleyartsunited.org.

“Sherlock’s Last Case” 8 p.m. Sept. 28-29, Oct. 5-6, 12-13, 2 p.m. Sept. 30, Oct. 7, 14, Lakewood Playhouse, 5729 Lakewood Towne Center Blvd. SW, Lakewood. $24; $21 for military and seniors.

Nature and Outdoors
Free Entrance Day
National Public Lands Day Sept. 29, participating agencies include National Park Service, U.S. Forest Service and Washington State Parks. Go to nps.gov/­findapark/­feefreeparks.htm for a complete list of national parks.

Kids Can Run A chip-timed, 1.5-mile event for ages 6 to 12, 9:30 a.m. Sept. 29, Jefferson Park, North Ninth and Proctor streets, Tacoma. $4. 253-305-1022.

For more ideas go to The News Tribune calendar

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