Auditions add members to Dance Theatre Northwest

DTNW Jr Dance Ensemble as of Oct 2014 photo by MAKS ZAKHAROV

Auditions were recently held at Dance Theatre Northwest for DTNW’s Junior and Advanced Junior Dance Ensemble. Congratulations to our newest members Emma Young, Nadia Niva, and Fancy Williamson. With auditions consisting of classical ballet barre, center and Pointe work, dancers who auditioned won roles in upcoming holiday and 2014-2015 season community outreach performances. [Read more...]

Nena Curley named Lakewood Playhouse production manager

Nena Curley

Nena Curley has been promoted from the position of production manager for the Lakewood Institute of Theatre to the full time position as production manager for the Lakewood Playhouse.

A native of Tacoma, Nena has a long history with the Lakewood Playhouse. She started as an actress in both its Youth Theatre Program and Main Stage. She also found her calling in stage management through both of those venues. She took her many years of volunteering at both the Playhouse and Tacoma Little Theatre and applied them to her studies at the College of Idaho, where she received her BFA in theatre. [Read more...]

‘In the Mix’ at White Dove Gallery

Get “In the Mix” as Kim Shuckhart Gunns brings her bombastic style to the White Dove Gallery (5934 88th St SW, Lakewood) as an antidote to dreary days and a celebration of the end of 2014. Bright colors and strong strokes of the brush are incorporated into Kim’s paintings – but she offers more than just wall art, a welcome way to solving holiday dilemmas. The show continues through January 14, 2014.

Don’t miss the fall Friends book sale


Friends of Lakewood Libraries Book Sale – Member Appreciation Night will be held on Thursday, October 16 (5:30-7:30 p.m.) Members may check in beginning at 4 p.m. but early check-in is not necessary. If you are not yet a FRIENDS member, join and receive an attractive tote bag. At this sale only, there is a limit of 25 items per member. No boxes, carts, large containers or scanners, please. Refreshments will be served. Books are shelved, categorized and re-stocked. [Read more...]