Pierce College honors former students in Distinguished Alumni event

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LAKEWOOD – In honor of their personal and professional achievements, four Pierce College alumni will be recognized April 17 during the annual Distinguished Alumni celebration. Nominees are selected based on their achievements in academics, business, community or humanitarian support or personal triumph over adversity. This year’s honorees provide inspirational examples of the impact Pierce College has had on its students as well as the greater community.

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Puyallup Herald: McDonald plans to run for Congress in 10th District

From the Puyallup Herald: “Joyce McDonald emigrated from Scotland with her husband, Gary, in 1973. Now that she’s been a United States citizen for most of her life, the 61-year-old Pierce County Council member says she’s proud to be an American.” Read the rest of the Question and Answer interview with the 10th Congressional candidate at the Puyallup Herald website.

Edible Gardens workshop series teaches gardening from seed to table

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Pierce County residents can learn how to grow their own food through Pierce County and Pierce Conservation District’s Edible Gardens Workshop Series. The free series of monthly workshops, which is offered at several locations, teaches beginning gardeners how to plan a garden, prepare the soil, plant seeds and harvest the food they’ve grown.

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One-woman show presented in Puyallup

“Singing the Diaphragm Blues,” written and performed by Rebecca Lea McCarthy, is a comedy-drama about chickens, diaphragms and female sexuality.

Directed by Dale Westgaard, the program is staged at the 4th Wall Players, located at 15019 Meridian E, #A, in Puyallup, at 8 p.m., Thursday through Saturday, March 13, 14 and 15.

Tickets may be purchased at the door for $10.50 or online at brownpapertickets.com;   for more information, call the theatre at 253-229-9741.

Composting classes teach residents how to reduce waste at home

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Residents can learn how to reduce the amount of waste they produce by attending Pierce County’s composting classes this spring. One class focuses on yard waste, and the other on food waste.

“These classes are a great way to learn about the two kinds of composting you can do at home,” said Mary Coleman, Pierce County Public Works and Utilities environmental educator. “The classes have something to offer whether you are a beginner or have been composting for years.”

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