Stump Speech and Bar-B-Cue Pot Luck

On Wednesday July 9th the 2nd & 29th Districts Republican Club will host the “Stump Speech” meeting. This is an opportunity for everyone and anyone to present their candidacy or point of view on any topic or passion they may have. Each person will be given three minutes to make their point which will be accomplished while standing on a real stump.

Supportive materials for your candidacy or subject matter is welcome. A bar-b-cue potluck will also be provided. Hot dogs and buns are being supplied, but any dishes you could bring to be shared will be appreciated (i.e., baked beans, pasta/potato salad, chips, deserts, etc.).

This event, which is open to the public, will begin at 6:00 PM, in the Weeks-Dryers Fellowship Hall, 220 134th St. So., Parkland. For information contact John Seidl, 253-847-3732.

Schwidder Liturgical Art Project


By Laura Stewart

Ernst Schwidder led the art department at Pacific Lutheran University for several decades. His works of art, created to enhance and focus the worship life of congregations from a variety of denominations-primarily Lutheran churches. Ernst’s mahogany carvings, can be found in over 90 worship facilitites around our state, and over 300 locations across the U.S. and Canada.
Three retired Lutheran pastors have begun to document the locations of these art pieces. They have dubbed their research The Schwidder Project. Two of these men, Roger Sylwester and Richard Tietjen, will give a talk on this subject, and the public is invited. [Read more...]

St. Clare Hospital to Display New Works by Student Photographers

Eleven students from Lakes High School in Lakewood will have their photography showcased as part of an exhibit at St. Clare Hospital entitled “Contributing Toward Creating a Healthy Community”.  This is the second year that St. Clare Hospital has partnered with Lakes High School to display the student’s work.

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Paranormal author Andrea Speed at Parkland/Spanaway library

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Meet local author Andrea Speed at 2 p.m. on Sunday, May 4 at Parkland/Spanaway Pierce County Library, 13718 Pacific Ave. S.

Speed discusses her popular paranormal fiction series, Infected. She shares what inspired her to become an author, her experiences with the writing and publishing process and her other works of fiction.

Books will be available for checkout, purchase and signing. Free event sponsored by Friends of the Parkland/Spanaway Library.

Ladies Sing the Blues


The community is invited to hear David Deacon-Joyner, PhD. speak on the unique style and perspective of women who have sung the American musical art form- the Blues. We will hear recordings of these artists from the 1920′s and ’30′s, how they impacted the recording industry, and started the nationwide popularity of female blues singers of African descent, whose appeal crossed the lines of race.

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The History of Sports in Tacoma and Pierce County


Attention sports enthusiasts! Author and local sports historian, Marc Blau, will give a presentation which will cover a multitude of sports (professional and amateur) and the personalities that have helped establish our local sports history. He will show a video of rare sports-related footage, and display items from his extensive collection of sports memorabilia. Blau’s books will be available for sale.

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PLU v. The Plow

The weather looks great this week, and this first ever competition between humans and draft horses looks like it will for sure be happening.

Who will plow more field at Mother Earth Farm, the PLU Men’s basketball team, or a team of draft horses? Find out on Saturday, April 12 at 10am. Learn more information here.