‘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...]

HMS Pinafore to replace The Mikado in upcoming Tacoma Opera season

Tacoma Opera General Director Noel Koran announced today a change in repertory to the 2014-2015 Season. Originally, the winter production, scheduled for February 6 and 8, 2015, was to have been Gilbert & Sullivan’s comic operetta, The Mikado. However in light of the recent tragic events that have taken place in the Middle East, Koran explained, “… the Tacoma Opera Board of Directors and I feel that Gilbert’s satirical treatment of beheadings in The Mikado, which is central to the operetta’s comic storyline, makes it impossible to present this work at a time when American and British citizens in the Middle East are losing their lives in this barbaric fashion.” The Mikado will be replaced by another Gilbert & Sullivan gem, HMS Pinafore. [Read more...]

Join us in historic DuPont for Worldwide Photo Walk

DUPONT – On Saturday, October 11, 2014, photographers will gather at 1 p.m. in historic DuPont to capture a slice of life through their eyes during the 7th Annual Worldwide Photo Walk.  It’s the world’s largest global social photography event in the history of photography itself.  Photographers of all walks of life and skill levels gather together, on the same day to socialize, learn new tips from each other, and explore their corner of the world through photography.  Last year over 1300 walks took place in countries like the Philippines, Iran, India, Great Britain and the United States. [Read more...]

Art show/book signing at Lakewood History Museum

Works by Lakes High School Art students will be shown this month at Lakewood History Museum in the Colonial Center. The art display opens at Noon on Saturday, Oct. 11 at the Museum. 6211 Mt. Tacoma Drive, SW.

The exhibit of 15 works is curated by LH Art Instructor Scott Waeschle and features works recently shown at the Washington State Fair. Works include a couple of prize- winners from that event. The show will continue at the Museum through the end of the month. [Read more...]