Pierce College Fort Steilacoom Student Life is hosting an evening of fun and festive activities for children and parents in the community, taking place from 5-7 p.m. on Halloween. The Cascade building’s Fireside and Performance Lounge will be transformed into Spooky Lane, where children can participate in arts and crafts, dancing, photo ops and more.
Choose from a variety of craft skulls and decorate a skull in commemoration of Dia de los Muertos.
Learn more about this celebration through music, food and crafts on Saturday, November 1 (2 pm) at the Tillicum Pierce County Library, 14916 Washington Ave. S.W. Lakewood (253-548-3314).
Meet local author Nancy Covert on Saturday, Nov. 1, 2-3 p.m. at Lakewood Pierce County Library.
Join Covert for a discussion of her new book, American Lake Vignettes. She explores little-known history of American Lake. Once viewed as the ideal resort location by Tacoma developers, their grandiose dreams came crashing down with the panic of 1893. This new volume in the American Chronicles series weaves together stories from lifelong residents whose tales recall a simpler time. [Read more...]
OLYMPIA – Supportive and educated families and friends can make a significant difference in the successful recovery of people with mental illness, but many people don’t know how to lend their support and can feel overwhelmed, isolated and unprepared to help.
An opportunity to connect and network with other families and professionals who work with mental health patients and are willing to share their experiences will be available at Western State Hospital in Lakewood from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Nov. 8.
Mark your calendar! Caring for Kids will be holding its annual Stuff the Bus event in front of Clover Park High School November 8th from 9:00 am – 3:00 pm.
We will be collecting new toys and cash which will support our Holiday Fair in December. Last year we helped 2,468 kids in need in our community and we expect that many this year. Luckily we have the support of many of our high school and middle school kids that makes this event a success. Last year we had 75 kids along with the some adults show up to volunteer their time. The kids are amazing, and I am proud that they are a part of our fundraising event!
Caring for Kids is an all-volunteer organization helping kids in need. If you have question contact Diane at firstname.lastname@example.org or 253-279-9777.
On Monday, Nov. 3, the Lakewood City Council will honor the heroes who have sacrificed so much to keep our country safe.
As part of its annual Veterans Day Proclamation, the City Council will recognize the valor and accomplishments of many of our local veterans. The event begins at 7 p.m., at Lakewood City Hall, 6000 Main St. SW.
Keep calm and math on!
And by that we mean attend the Julia Robinson Math Festival, Sunday, November 2, 1:00-4:00 pm.
Tacoma Art Museum announces its 10th annual Día de los Muertos Free Community Festival, taking place Sunday, November 2, 10 am-4 pm. This day-long celebration is TAM’s largest annual free community event, welcoming almost 4,000 visitors. Admission is free and all ages are welcome. Activities run all day with events and performances scheduled to begin at noon. [Read more...]
The naval base at Guantánamo Bay is the oldest existing U.S. military base outside U.S. territory, and sits on a 45-square-mile area on the southern tip of Cuba. The base has included a detainment camp since 2002, for people deemed to be of risk to US national security.
If you like the sights and sounds of Halloween, and you’re going to be in Lakewood, you’ll want to check out 7826 Agate Drive, S.W. through this Friday, October 31.