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Military collectibles show, Joel Sartore, Titlow Mud Run, art show, classical choral and piano classics this weekend

Post by Mary Anderson / The News Tribune on March 23, 2013 at 6:30 am with No Comments »
March 22, 2013 2:21 pm

Military collectibles
For all you history military buffs, plan on heading down to the Olympic Flight Museum, 7637 Old Highway 99 SE, Olympia for the Spring Military Collectible Show and Sale today. The event features collectors and dealers who display or sell an assortment of unusual or historic examples of field gear, uniforms, insignia and other military or aviation accessories. Hours are 10 a.m.-5 p.m. call 360-705-3925 for all the details.

Enjoy Rare: an Evening with Joel Sartore that features The National Geographic photographer and author sharing tales of his lifelong quest to capture rare species with a camera. The evening is an entertaining first-hand look at wild places and species most people never see. He will be at Puyallup High School, 105 Seventh St., SW, Puyallup, for the 7 p.m. presentation today. Tickets are $15-$30, available through, with proceeds benefiting Northwest Trek’s endangered species and conservation programs.

Put on your old running gear and head out for an afternoon of dirty, sloppy fun at the Titlow Mud Run. The family-friendly two-mile run/walk takes runners off the city streets and sidewalks and onto the trails near Titlow Park. The fun begins at noon today at the park at 8425 Sixth Ave., Tacoma. The run fee is $15. For more information call 253-305-1022 or go online to

For all you art lovers, a trip to Seattle just might be the ticket today. The Best of the Northwest Spring Show features a variety of fine art, music, performance and wine starting at 10 a.m. at Pier 91 Smith Cove Cruise Terminal, 2001 W. Garfield St., Seattle.
Shop from more than 140 Northwest artists, designers and craftspeople providing handcrafted jewelry, designer clothing, paintings, works out of glass, wood, metal, clay and more. Admission is $6 online or $7 at the door, kids 12 and younger are free. Go to for details.

It’s top piano music including the greatest hits of Elton John, Billy Joel, George Gershwin, Rachmaninoff, Beethoven and more with a pinch of Victor Borge humor at the “I Love a Piano with Rich Ridenour” at 2:30 today at the Pantages Theater, 901 Broadway, Tacoma. Ridenour will perform with the full Tacoma Symphony Orchestra. Tickets are $24-$77 and are available by phone or online; 253-591-5890,

The Vivace Choral Program will be hosting Northern Sounds “Sonus Boreal” women’s ensemble under the direction of Stuart Hunt in a 2:30 p.m. concert at Spanaway Lutheran Church, 16001 A St. S. The invitational concert will have a few madrigal moments and a few Beatles tunes as well, Tickets are $10 adults, children 12 and younger $8, contact David Nguyen at 206-310-5420 for information.

Experience classic choral works, gospel standards and 21st century compositions when the Tacoma Youth Chorus comes to St. John’s Episcopal Church, 19th Avenue Southeast and Capitol Way, Olympia. Master singers of the Tacoma Youth Chorus Chorale, the Young Men’s Chorus and the Young Women’s Chorus will explore works by Brahms, Bach, Schubert, Mendelssohn, Williams, Childs, Gjeilo, Dilworth and Kean at the 3 p.m. concert Sunday. There will be a free artist reception following the concert. Donations will be accepted and free child care will be offered.

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