Community Kids Day at Lakewold Gardens

Lakewold Garden's Community Kids Day

LAKEWOOD, WA – On September 20th, Lakewold Gardens will welcome children and their families for a special day devoted to inspiring and teaching kids about gardens, nature and the community in which we live, work and play. We bring back this popular event as part of Lakewold’s 25th Anniversary celebration. Admission is just $1 per person or donation of a non-perishable food item, to benefit the Emergency Food Network which serves Pierce County families in need, distributing food and other essentials to 60 local food banks, shelters and hot meal sites.

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Youth Summit at Univ. of Puget Sound race & education conference

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TACOMA, Wash. – The 2014 Youth Summit at University of Puget Sound will offer something unusual to the young people of Pierce County this time around—the minds and ears of local “elders.”

In the day-long whirl of educational youth activities—that are part of the 2014 Race & Pedagogy National Conference—hundreds of high school students will share experiences with Tacoma community leaders who were “in the trenches” during some of America’s most racially divided times. [Read more...]

Free opera preview of Mozart’s ‘Don Giovanni’ at Pierce County Libraries

Mariusz Kwiecien (center) in the title role of Mozart's "Don Giovanni."  
Photo: Marty Sohl/Metropolitan Opera
Taken during the rehearsal at the Metropolitan Opera on October 3, 2011.

Seattle’s opera expert Norm Hollingshead shares an entertaining and enthusiastic free preview of the Seattle Opera production.

Man, myth or monster? Mozart’s multifaceted portrait of an unrepentant Casanova has fascinated audiences since its 1787 premiere. To this day it endures as opera’s ultimate cautionary tale about the human cost of unbridled lust. Featuring varied, evocative, and absolutely glorious music from overture to epilogue, a dynamic set of distinctively drawn characters, and a shocking, unforgettable finale, “the Don” stands apart as Mozart’s boldest masterpiece. [Read more...]

UP for Arts benefit concert set for Sept. 13

Acclaimed Seattle Opera singer Karen Early Evans will perform selections from Mozart, Bernstein, Copland, Gershwin and more at a benefit concert on Saturday, Sept. 13, in University Place.

The concert will begin at 8pm, and will be followed by a reception. All proceeds go towards the purchase of a grand piano for the UP Civic/Library building atrium.

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