Doug Stoeckicht, Associate Director of Families Unlimited Network, will talk about how families in need are getting help this Christmas, at the Tuesday, December 10 (7 am) Tacoma Narrows Rotary meeting.
The Rotary Club of Tacoma Narrows meets weekly at the Fircrest Golf Club for fellowship, breakfast, and an informative and interesting presentation from a guest speaker.
Come and enjoy the City of University Place Christmas Tree Lighting celebration taking place on Saturday, Dec. 7 from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. in Market Square, 3609 Bridgeport Way West. With fun for the whole family, you’ll want to join in the tradition.
Santa Paws pet photos kick off the day in the Civic Building Atrium from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m., followed by “Duck the Halls” from 1 to 3 p.m. in Market Square. Local school caroling takes place from 3 to 5:30 p.m. and the event culminates with the lighting of the Christmas Tree in Market Square at 6 p.m.
By Debbie Klosowski
Get Fido all cleaned up for the Holidays on Tuesday, December 3, from 4pm to 8pm at Soggy Doggy 7518 49th Street (across from Green Firs). Volunteers will wash your dog for donations for the off leash dog park in UP.
UP Fire Truck visit at 4:30pm. Fort Fido Scrub Team at 6:PM
The West Pierce Fire & Rescue wants to help you be prepared should disaster strike. West Pierce is now offering presentations about Disaster Preparedness to groups and organizations throughout the community. Contact Amber Redmond at 253-983-4580 if you are interested or want more information.
The University Place City Council will hold its Regular Council Meeting on Monday, December 2, 2013, 6:30 p.m., in the Town Hall Meeting Room (3715 Bridgeport Way West). Following is the meeting agenda:
Put a little glamour in your business style as you get ready for the Holiday Season at the December Partner UP Networking Social at Total Image Solutions and Spa (7902 27th St W, Suite 6) on Thursday, December 5 (5-7 pm). RSVP by Tuesday, December 3, 2013 to Becky Metcalf at 253-460-5442 or through the City’s website.
Tacoma Narrows Rotary Long-Term Exchange Student Frauke de Buhr will share photos and stories of her recent trip to Disneyland at the Tuesday, December 3 (7 am) meeting. Don’t forget to invite her to an adventure closer to home. Frauke is eager to pack in every American experience she can during her stay in UP.
Stunning safari stories and snapshots will surprise and spellbind during a free event at University Place Pierce County Library, 3609 Market Place W., on Thursday, Dec. 5, at 7 p.m.
World traveler Pat O’Connor takes a safari through South Africa, Botswana, Zambia and Zimbabwe as he shares pictures and stories of animals and people living in the region.
Roger Gruener lives in Gig Harbor, but works in University Place as General Manager of U.P. Refuse. To help make his hometown a bit better, he’s producing calendars to raise money to build a play structure at the Tacoma Narrows Airport. Read more about the project at the Peninsula Gateway website.
By Debbie Klosowski
UNIVERSITY PLACE – Form your team now and get ready for the Duck the Halls Caroling Contest on Saturday, December 7, from 1 pm to 3pm in front of the UP Civic Library Building. Anyone can enter…just put together at least two holiday/seasonal songs (maximum 8 minutes). Holiday/festive attire is suggested! Entry fees are 5 items of nonperishable food per member OR $10 per person to benefit the UP Food Bank/Families Unlimited Network. For entry rules and registration, please visit www.upforarts.com
The Space Needle and Bartell Drugs launch their “Rocket to the Top of the Space Needle” promotion with an exclusive offer for free visits to the Space Needle Observation Deck during the Holiday Season.
Bartell Drugs is offering vouchers to receive One Free Adult – OR – up to Two Free Youth Tickets with the purchase of one adult Space Needle Observation Deck ticket. The offer is valid November 22 through December 30 while supplies last. The vouchers will be available at all 61 Bartell Drugs locations in King, Snohomish and Pierce counties. See www.bartelldrugs.com for a store location nearest you.