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Veterans Day activities, story telling, psychics, music, free admission to National Parks and more happenings this weekend

Post by Mary Anderson / The News Tribune on Nov. 10, 2012 at 6:00 am with No Comments »
November 9, 2012 12:15 pm

John Plumlee of Federal Way waves to the crowd as he rides in a car, part of the entry from Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 1741, in the annual Auburn Veterans' Day Parade. November 4, 2011 Peter Haley / Staff photographer

It’s Veterans Day weekend and it’s not all about sales, here are activities to honor our vets:

Annual Veterans Day Parade & Observance 11 a.m.-2 p.m. Nov. 10, Main Street in downtown Auburn. Free. 253-931-3043,

Brown Bear “Veterans Day Free Car Wash” 8 a.m. Nov. 11, Brown Bear Car Wash, 3002 S. 38th St., Tacoma. Free to current and former military personnel. 206-789-3700, go to for other participating locations.

Veterans Day Service
Sponsored by Tacoma Historical Society and American Legion Post 2, 2 p.m. Nov. 11, War Memorial Park, Sixth Avenue and MacArthur Street, Tacoma. Free.

Veterans Appreciation Day at Point Defiance Zoo & Aquarium
7 p.m. Nov. 11, Point Defiance Zoo & Aquarium, 5400 N. Pearl St., Tacoma. Free admission to former/active military and veterans.

Veterans Appreciation Day at Northwest Trek
9:30 a.m.-3 p.m. Nov. 11, Northwest Trek Wildlife Park, 11610 Trek Drive E., Eatonville. Free for forme and active military and veterans.

Here are some community events to check out this weekend:

Disney On Ice: Dare to Dream 11:30 a.m., 3:30 and 7:30 p.m. Nov. 10, 11:30 a.m., 3:30 and 7:30 p.m. Nov. 11, ShoWare Center, 625 W. James St., Kent.

Tellabration A world night of storytelling 7:30 p.m. Nov. 10, Antique Sandwich Company, 5102 N. Pearl St., Tacoma. $5. 253-983-9114.

Meeker Mansion Psychic Fair 10 a.m. Nov. 10, Meeker Mansion, 312 Spring St., Puyallup. $5.

America’s Largest Antique & Collectible Show 9 a.m.-6 p.m. Nov. 10, 10 a.m-5 p.m.. Nov. 11, Puyallup Fairgrounds, 110 Ninth Ave. SW, Puyallup. $3-$6, younger than 12 get in free. 503-282-0877,

There’s plenty of music too:

Classical Sundays Presented by Franko Fountain and David Hirst, 3 p.m. Sundays: Nov. 11 Brass Unlimited Quartet; Antique Sandwich Co., 5102 N. Pearl St., Tacoma. Freewill donation. 253-752-4069.

Jazz LIVE at Marine View featuring Bobby Medina’s “Samba to Soul” Show
5 p.m. Nov. 11, Marine View Church, 8469 East Side Drive NE, Tacoma. Admission free to all ages. 253-229-9206,

Get back to nature:

National Parks Free Entrance Day Nov. 10-11, go to for a list of parks.

Pier Peer in Tacoma 7:30-9 p.m. Nov. 10, Foss Waterway Seaport, 705 Dock St., Tacoma. $8/person. 253-591-6439,

For more ideas go to The News Tribune calendar

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