We have a slavery problem in Washington state. Hundreds of Seattle and Tacoma underage girls are being marketed for sex every day in our region. The average sex trafficking victim’s age of entry into this vile trade is 13 and 83% of these children are born in the U.S. [Read more…]
The University Place City Council will hold a Special Council Meeting on Saturday, January 31, 2015 (8 am) at the Fircrest Golf Club (1500 Regents Boulevard). Download the meeting agenda here.
Charles Wright Academy will host an Open House on Saturday, January 31 (10 am-12:30 pm). Discover all that Charles Wright has to offer—feel the energy in our classrooms; meet our students, teachers, and parents; and get to know our school with your heart as well as your head. Visitors will be treated to a personalized tour of our campus and classrooms; meet and greet with teachers, administrators, students, and parents; and hands-on experiences for prospective students. Please allow 1.5 to 2 hours for the tour, conversations, and refreshments.
Tacoma’s Museum of Glass will host a pair of upcoming events at the University Place Library. Bonnie Wright, the Museum’s Curator of Education will lead “Kids Design Glass Too” and “Chihuly Drawings.” [Read more…]
Liesel Santkuyl, a returned Peace Corps Volunteer, will to the Tacoma Narrows Rotary Club on Tuesday, January 27 about her Peace Corps experience in Guatemala, from 1989 to 1991.
The Rotary Club of Tacoma Narrows meets weekly at Tower Lanes, 6323 6th Avenue, Tacoma, on Tuesdays at 7 a.m. for fellowship, breakfast, and an informative and interesting presentation from a guest speaker. [Read more…]
Gather tips and tricks for making a top-notch science fair project, check out library resources, and see some experiments at work before starting your own projects. Science Fair Success will held at the University Place Pierce County Library (3609 Market Place W., Suite 100) on Monday, Jan. 26, 7-8 p.m. and is open to all ages. This free event sponsored by Friends of the University Place Library.
Pierce County will start construction Feb. 2 to more than double the number of parking spaces at the popular North Meadow area of Chambers Creek Regional Park in University Place to help meet high demand.
A new parking area with approximately 50 spaces will be added to the North Meadow area, which currently has 39 spaces. The area is home to Playground by the Sound, one of the largest playgrounds in the community, and serves as the main access point for the Grandview and Soundview walking trails. Chambers Creek Regional Park, located adjacent to Grandview Drive West, is part of the 930-acre Chambers Creek Properties. [Read more…]
Families looking for something to do with the kids during January and February can grab their blankets and kick back for an evening of fun at the movies, courtesy of Pierce County Parks and Recreation.The first Friday Family Indoor Movie Night will take place Jan. 23 at Chambers Creek Regional Park in University Place. Pre-movie activities include free building workshops with Bricks 4 Kidz using LEGO bricks and motors as well as raffle drawings where viewers can win a DVD of the movie shown. [Read more…]