Bates Technical College Foundation’s island-themed fundraiser benefits students in need

TACOMA, Wash. — The annual Bates Technical College Foundation fundraiser, Bates Sizzles, will transport you to the tropics on Thursday, April 30, 5:30-9 p.m., at the Pantages Theater, 901 Broadway Street, in Tacoma. Bring your appetite, and we’ll provide the Mai Tais. [Read more…]

Tacoma Habitat for Humanity home built by Bates Technical College students

On Friday April 24, 2015 from 10:30am until noon, leaders from Tacoma/Pierce County Habitat for Humanity, Bates Technical College, and local governments will come together with students from Bates to celebrate the completion of the first Habitat home built entirely by Bates Technical College students. The home was built in the Habitat development called The Woods at Golden Given, located at 962 104th Street East in the Midland area of Pierce County. [Read more…]

Vocalist Freda Herseth performs with Adelphian Concert Choir, May 3

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TACOMA, Wash. – University of Puget Sound’s School of Music welcomes back to campus Freda Herseth ’77, Hon.’01 to perform with the Adelphian Concert Choir, Bruce Browne, conductor, in the choir’s final concert of the academic year. At the performance the critically acclaimed mezzo-soprano will be presented with the school’s Outstanding Music Alumna award. [Read more…]

Tacoma Musical Playhouse presents ‘The Buddy Holly Story’

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TACOMA –  Tacoma Musical Playhouse announces its fifth musical of its six show Mainstage 2014/15 season. In just three short years, Buddy Holly set the music world on fire and forever changed the face and sound of rock and roll. The Buddy Holly Story stars Matt McClure as Buddy Holly, with Artistic Director and Choreographer Jon Douglas Rake. [Read more…]

Toastmaster Evaluation and International Speech contests, May 2

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AUBURN, WA—The top local Toastmasters will participate in Evaluation and International Speech contests at 2 p.m. Saturday, May 2, at the Auburn Library, 1102 Auburn Way S. Contestants represent clubs in District 32’s Division D, which covers Federal Way, Auburn, Fife, Puyallup, northeast Tacoma, Bonney Lake and Enumclaw. [Read more…]

Narrows Brewing Co: New releases, whole foods, new deck, and the US Open

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By Jen Smith

As Narrows Brewing Co. heads into celebrating its 2nd anniversary this July, they continue to hit the mark with more reasons to visit their taproom and experience what the new head brewer, Mike Davis, is introducing to the market. Mike has seamlessly moved into his new position, bringing with him plenty of fresh ideas and fresh beers now available for the quaffing. [Read more…]