Bode the Goldendoodle, star of the new children’s book, Use Your Noodle, Doodle!, will visit the Morgan Family YMCA on Saturday, April 26, at 1 p.m. as part of the YMCA’s Healthy Kids Day. The Morgan Family YMCA is located at 1002 S. Pearl Street in Tacoma. This event is free and open to the public.
A Farmers Market is coming to University Place’s Cirque Park on Saturdays starting June 14 (3:30-7:30 pm). The market, sponsored by the Senior Center, will continue through August 30. Organizers are looking for vendors, entertainers, volunteers and sponsors. Interested? Contact Cynthia Powell at 253-228-3444.
TACOMA –Acclaimed Seattle jazz guitarist Michael Powers will perform once again at Bates Technical College Foundation’s signature fundraiser, Bates Sizzles, Thursday, April 24, 5:30-9 p.m., at the Pantages Theater, 901 Broadway Street, in Tacoma.
The event features a silent auction with items from the Northwest Float Center, Olive Branch Café, a catered dinner for eight from the college’s Culinary Arts program, and more. You can also pre-bid on a selection of items at www.bates.ctc.edu/Sizzles, including a package to be a Seattle Mariners Groundskeeper for a Day, which includes assisting with setting up batting practice and pre-game preparation, dragging the infield between 3rd and 6th innings, taking the bases in after the game, and box-seat tickets for you and two friends.
Attendees will enjoy an international menu of hors d’oeuvres created and served by students in our culinary program.
Scholarships play a key role in our students’ higher education endeavors, and the annual Bates Sizzles helps raise funds for student scholarships. Students are eligible to apply for the foundation’s general scholarships, and others who fit certain criteria can apply for a variety of program-specific scholarships. Scholarship recipients in various career education programs may use their awards, which range from $150-$3,500 per student, to help pay for tuition, books, supplies and child care expenses at the college.
The office of Congressman Denny Heck (WA-10) is looking for the 10thDistrict’s most promising young artists to submit entries for the U.S. House of Representatives’ annual Congressional Art Competition. The winning entry from a member of the 10th District will be displayed for one year in the U.S. Capitol building in Washington, D.C.
Pulling together his photography, writing, illustration and design experiences, Ed Kane, retired army media content producer of Lakewood, has put the final touches on a retirement book project decades in the making.
Kane’s book, Roads to Ruins, is a pictorial essay and history of the castles and other primarily defensive structures of Germany’s Middle Ages. Producing the material for his “retirement” project took six trips to Germany over 30 years. He has produced the entire book – photography, design illustrations and writing – himself as his legacy project. Now ready for printing, he has opted to raise the funding for the printing phase by appealing to the crowd-funding website, Kickstarter.com.
The new musical version of Mark Twain’s beloved story of adventure and misadventure, “The Prince and the Pauper,” makes its west coast premier at Tacoma Musical Playhouse’s Theatre for Young Audiences.
This is a fanciful tale of Prince Edward, King Henry VIII’s son and heir, meeting with street urchin Tom Canty. The two find that they are identical in appearance, decide to exchange clothing on a lark, which turns into dangerous and adventurous repercussions for each of the youngsters.
TACOMA, Wash. – Andrew Rex, professor of physics at University of Puget Sound, has published a new book Commonly Asked Questions in Physics (CRC Press, 2014).
The highly-accessible book requires no prior background in physics or mathematics, and is part of the CRC Press “Commonly Asked Questions” series. It is intended for students of physics and scientists, as well as for anyone with an interest in some of the basic principles that rule our universe.
By Bettye Craft
The five members of Girl Scout Troop 40332 will be graduating this year and as their final community service project they decided to partner with the African Library Project. The Troop will be collecting 1000 books and $500 that will be used to furnish a library in Chawe Primary School in Malawi.