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May
8th

Kali the tiger cub, touchable stingrays, Capt. Adventure: A lot to do at the Zoo this weekend

This is a going to be a great weekend to visit the Point Defiance Zoo & Aquarium. At least on Saturday. Sunday’s weather is looking a little iffy.

The Wild Wonders Outdoor Theater opens for the season with “Captain Adventure,” those colorful birds Budgie Buddies are back in their outdoor enclosure and the ZOOM zip line/challenge course will be up and operating. And don’t forget the new touchable stingray exhibit and Sumatran tiger cub, Kali.

Bonus: In honor of Mother’s Day (Sunday) all moms receive half off general admission prices (on Saturday).

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May
7th

Gig Harbor Street Scramble returns May 25

The annual Gig Harbor Street Scramble will take over the city’s downtown on May 25.

A street scramble is an urban adventure run, walk or bike ride.

The free event starts at 10 a.m. at Skansie Brothers Park (3207 Harborview Drive) in historic downtown Gig Harbor.

This Street Scramble is the largest in North America and the only free one in the greater Puget Sound region. Pre-registration is encouraged. The first 200 to pre-register receive a t-shirt. Registration will also be available at the event but t-shirts are not guaranteed.

Here’s more info:

The Gig Harbor

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April
25th

Take mom to Zuma Zuma

Looking for an unusual way to celebrate Mother’s Day? Try Cirque Zuma Zuma in Everett.

Described as an African-style Cirque du Soleil the production will play Comcast Arena at 7 p.m. on Sunday, May 12.

Zuma Zuma features dancers, pole acts, acrobats, comedians, contortionists and percussionists accompanied by a live musical score and vocalists. Acrobats perform handstands on human pyramids and stacked chairs 20 feet high. Women balance and spin tables and jars with their feet. And, of course, there are Zulu dancers.

The production is associated with Bomas of Kenya and the African Acrobats International

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April
18th

Aquatic dinosaurs invade Gig Harbor

An exhibit featuring 14 prehistoric marine creatures has just opened at the Harbor History Museum in Gig Harbor.

“Savage Ancient Seas: the ancient aquatic deep” runs through July 14.

The museum is the first in the Pacific Northwest to host this exhibit of complete specimens from Triebold Paleontology Inc. of Colorado. Many of the specimens are suspended from the ceiling. Others are part of hands-on and learning center exhibits.

The specimens come from the late Cretaceous period – over 70 million years ago. At that time the oceans were filled with huge carnivorous marine reptiles. Creatures that sported double-hinged

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April
17th

‘Love Does Stuff’ coming to Tacoma May 16-17

“Love Does” author Bob Goff is bringing a two-day summit to Tacoma in mid-May.

The New York Times bestselling author’s “Love Does Stuff 2013″ Christian-themed conference will feature speakers, spoken word and music. The summit will run May 16 and 17 at the Tacoma Convention Center.

According to the announcement it “celebrates the very tangible outcomes of dreaming big and loving even bigger.”

Goff released “Love Does” in 2012 in which he encourages a perspective on living with an emphasis on whimsy and engaging a purposeful lifestyle.

“Love Does Stuff 2013″ features speakers whose professional and personal work jive with

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April
13th

Grand Floral Daffodil Parade, Grey Skies Blues Festival, plant sale, home show, art festival fundraiser and more events this weekend

TODAY
Just a reminder to bundle up and head out for the annual Daffodil Festival Grand Floral Parade today. “The Magic of Music” is this year’s theme. Watch marching bands, floats and, of course, the royal court go by. Route times are 10:15 a.m. Tacoma, 12:45 p.m. Puyallup, 2:30 p.m. Sumner and 5 p.m. Orting.

If you’re in Tacoma, stick around and enjoy the Gray Sky Blues Festival throughout the downtown area starting at noon. Venues in downtown Tacoma include the Harmon Brewery, The Swiss Pub and Cutter’s Point Coffee. Enjoy the Third annual Harmon Brewery

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March
30th

Easter egg hunts, comedy show, the circus and Gem Faire happening this weekend

SATURDAY
Adult Flashlight Egg Scramble 8-9:30 p.m. March 29, Regional Athletic Complex, 8345 Steilacoom Road SE, Olympia. $5. 360-491-0857, ci.lacey.wa.us.

Dog-Gone Easter Egg Hunt 10 a.m.-3 p.m. March 30, Regional Athletic Complex, 8345 Steilacoom Road SE, Olympia. $3. 425-830-4062, petconnectionmagazine.com.

Easter Egg Trek 10 a.m.-noon March 30, Westfield Capital Mall, 625 Black Lake Blvd. SW, Olympia. livingwater.com/easter.

Egg Hunt at Wright Park 10-11:30 a.m. March 30, Wright Park, Sixth and South Yakima avenues, Tacoma. Free. 253-365-2553, ncctacoma.org/easter.

Eggstravaganza Easter Egg Hunt 10 a.m. March 30, Federal Way Church of the Nazarene, 1525 SW

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March
2nd

Sewing expo in Puyallup, Sustainability expo in Tacoma, Tacoma Concert Band, Sukiyaki dinner and more happenings this weekend

Today
Get all the information on what’s new, trade tricks, ideas and classes at the Sewing and Stitchery Expo this weekend. With more than 100 seminars daily, hands-on workshops, a variety of style shows, and 400 plus booths exhibiting the latest fabrics, tools, and supplies there will be something for every sewing enthusiast. Hours are 8:30 a.m.-6 p.m. today and Sunday at the Puyallup Fair & Events Center, 110 Ninth Ave. SW, Puyallup. Admission is $10-$15 at the door.

Head out to the Greater Tacoma Convention Trade Center to discover services, products, companies and agencies that address

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