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Psychic fair, electronics show and fleamarket, PBR at the Tacoma Dome, music and more happenings this weekend

Post by Mary Anderson / The News Tribune on March 9, 2013 at 6:45 am with No Comments »
March 8, 2013 4:55 pm

Discover your future or uncover your past at the Meeker Mansion Psychic Fair from 10 a.m.-5 p.m. today. Meet with local psychics for a personal reading. Meeker Mansion is at 312 Spring St., Puyallup. A $5 admission is charged at the door to help fund restoration; psychics charge individually. Call 253-848-1770.

Amateur radio buffs out there will want to check out The Mike & Key Electronics Show and Fleamarket at Puyallup Fair & Events Center, 110 Ninth Ave. SW, Puyllup. The event is billed as one of the largest annual amateur radio shows in the northwest. Vendors will sell radios, computers and general electronics equipment. Hours are 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Admission is $8, children younger than 16 get in free with a paid adult. For more details, go to

Help build community through barter without the use of money at the Fair Tradin’ Spring Barter Faire from 1-2:30 today at the Point Defiance Ruston Senior Center, 4716 N. Baltimore St., Tacoma. The free event features products that are homegrown, homemade or home-crafted, such as fresh fruits and vegetables, home-processed foods, personal care items, crafts, baked goods, candies and home-brewed beverages. For more information call 253-752-6834.

Discover the talents of local high school students at the Poetry Out Loud Washington State Finals today at Theatre On The Square, 915 Broadway, Tacoma. The national poetry recitation contest for high school students is a program that builds on the resurgence of poetry as an oral art form, one that engages students in the dynamic aspects and power of the spoken word. The free event begins at 1 p.m.

Throw on your cowboy boots and hat and head on down to the Tacoma Dome for the Professional Bull Riders Tacoma Invitational this weekend. Big-name riders such as Shane Proctor, Sylvano Alves and Marco Eguchi will compete on some of the toughest bulls (Bushwacker, Asteroid and Smackdown, to name a few) at 6:50 tonight and 2 p.m. Sunday. Tickets are $15-$100, available through Ticketmaster or at the door.

Learn about behind-the-scenes of flight attendants at the Museum of Flight, 9404 E. Marginal Way S., Seattle. A panel of former and present flight attendants tell-all with entertaining and moving stories by the people who have been taking care of airline passengers for many years. This event is part of WomenFly the museum’s annual women in aviation programs, and International Women of Aviation Week. Head up for the 2 p.m. event Sunday. Museum admission includes the panel as well as all the exhibits; $18 adults, $15 seniors (65+) $10 youths (5-17) children 4 and younger are free and $15 active military. For more information on WomenFly week go to

The Best Western Plus Wesley Inn & Suites is hosting Wedding Bliss-Open House today for prospective brides, grooms, family and friends. Taste catering samples from Le Garmache, meet executive wedding planner Gina Lillie of A Greater Plan & Events, and sip on wine. The free event is from 1-3 p.m. Sunday at the inn located at 6575 Kimball Drive in Gig Harbor.

Enjoy music, stories and lively Irish dancing by members of the Tara Academy of Irish Dance when Magical Strings performs in concert at 3 Sunday. They will be at Nichols Community Center, 690 Ninth Ave., Fox Island. Tickets are $15 and children 12 and younger are free.

Listen to the sounds of the organ when guest organist Rodney Gehrke plays in concert today at 3. As part of the Richard D. Moe Organ Recital Series, the concert will be held at Lagequest Concert Hall, Mary Baker Russell Music Buildin on the Pacific Lutheran University Campus. Tickets are $5-$15, call 253-535-7411 for all the details.

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