Pierce County Library launches DIYfest, Nov. 15

Explore everything do-it-yourself at Pierce County Library’s first ever DIYfest from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Nov. 15 at the Fruitland Grange, 11102 86th Ave. E., in Puyallup.

The free event features local authors, hands-on activities, kitchen demos, food trucks and a DIY bookmobile. Learn from exhibitors who know a thing or two about gardening, farming, household sustainability, handcrafts, and things to keep young DIY-ers interested. [Read more…]

Pierce College Puyallup presents ‘The Yellow Wallpaper’

yellow_wallpaperPierce College Puyallup presents The Yellow Wallpaper, by Charlotte Perkins Gillman, opening Nov. 6 in the Black Box Theater. The performances will take place at 7 p.m. on Nov. 6-8.

Diagnosed with temporary nervous depression with a slight hysterical tendency, the play’s main character, Jan, is confined to an upstairs bedroom to rest. With nothing but the wallpaper to keep her company, she becomes obsessed and soon descends into madness. This classic short story highlights the ills in women’s healthcare. [Read more…]

South Hill Library closed Nov. 1-30 for improvements

South Hill Pierce County Library will be closed Nov. 1-30 for improvements. During this time, the bookmobile will be open for people to check out and return books and other materials. The library’s meeting room will be open Nov. 3-30 so people can pick up items they have placed on hold. Some computer access also will be available. Restrooms will not be available. [Read more…]

Pierce College Puyallup Student Life challenge promotes sustainability

plastic bag storyPierce College Puyallup is ramping up efforts to become even more environmentally, socially, and economically sustainable by taking a stand against the use of plastic bags.

Every student who takes a pledge against using plastic shopping bags will be given a free Pierce College reusable shopping bag that reads, “Pierce College: Together Making a Difference.”

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WA Wrestling Coaches Association inducts three into Hall of Fame

The Washington State Wrestling Coaches Association will be honoring three coaches as they are inducted into the WSWCA Hall of Fame on November 1, 2014. The ceremony will be held as part of the annual Northwest Wrestling Coaches Clinic in Vancouver, WA at the Hilton Hotel, and will celebrate the 31st class of inductees.

Scott Bliss (Auburn HS and Mead HS), Craig Foster (Blaine HS), and Chris Wolfe (Steilacoom HS and Pacific Lutheran University) have been elected to the Hall of Fame as the Class of 2012. With the induction of these three coaches, the WSWCA Hall of Fame will have 127 members.

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