“Unleashed” is Coming to Stadium Bowl on Sunday, August 3rd

TACOMA – Kindred Souls Foundation, a local non-profit organization dedicated to animal rescue, is holding its 4th annual “Unleashed” race at the historic Stadium Bowl in Tacoma on Sunday, August 3, 2014 from 9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.

The race is designed to bring members of the Puget Sound community together around a demanding, yet rewarding physical fitness activity, while raising support and awareness for a worthy cause. Race participants run 1,628 steps of Stadium Bowl while teammates and other competitors cheer them on. [Read more...]

Breaking Hunger Trap Shooting Tournament Targets Food Insecurity

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LAKEWOOD — Finding fun, fresh, innovative ways to combine people’s passions with their giving is tough in a landscape of golf tournaments and auctions. To accommodate the increase in demand for food at the 60 food banks, meal sites, and shelters that Emergency Food Network (EFN) serves, Board Member Darren Schuldheiss took aim at combining two of his passions: fighting hunger and shooting clay pigeons out of the air.

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8th Annual Booking It 5K/2K set for September 7

The 8th Annual Booking It 5K/2K cross-country run/walk will take place on Sunday, September 7 at Lakewood’s Fort Steilacoom Park. All proceeds from Booking It will be used to fund scholarships for primary and secondary school students in the Southern African country of Lesotho. The school is located in the city of Maseru, which has a Friendship City relationship with the City of Tacoma.  All funds go directly to student needs; no overhead or administrative costs are deducted. Day of race registration will open at 9:00, with the 2K starting at 10:00 and the 5K at 10:30.  Walkers in both events will start immediately after the runners. [Read more...]

Vacancies on Lakewood Arts Commission

The City of Lakewood is accepting applications to fill six (6) vacancies on the Lakewood Arts Commission.

DESCRIPTION: The role of the Lakewood Arts commission is to assess needs, establish priorities and make recommendations for enrichment of the community and promotion of its cultural vitality through the arts. The Lakewood Arts Commission will do the following: [Read more...]

Coleman installed as Lakewood Rotary President

On Saturday, June 28, Dave Coleman was installed as the 59th President of Lakewood Rotary.  Nearly 100 Rotarians, spouses and guests attended the dinner at the Tacoma Country and Golf Club.  Also installed at the event were President-elect Chris Kimball, Secretary Greg Rediske, and Directors Jay Mayer, Rod Ladd, Mo Sarram, Kim Prentice, and Bill Price.  Other officers for the 2014-15 year include Treasurer Bill Potter, and board member Mary Moss. [Read more...]

Caring for Kids Needs Your Help

Caring for Kids, an all-volunteer community organization, is preparing for their annual back to school events for kids on free and reduced lunch. The sites in August are Lochburn Middle School the 9th which is the main event. Special area events are Springbrook Park the 12th for the Springbrook area and Tillicum Community Center the 14th for the Woodbrook/Tillicum area. Last year we helped 3,626 in need with a backpack, school supplies and hygiene products. In addition at Lochburn families have access to good used clothing, immunizations, haircuts, sports physicals, face painting, and lunch. We only serve Lakewood, JBLM, Steilacoom and University Place. If you would like to volunteer at any of these events or make a donation please contact Diane at carekids@comcast.net or 253-279-9777.