Forks Over Knives Screening Event

By Terri Peters

The Voice of Hope Seventh-day Adventist church is hosting a Forks Over Knives screen event at the Lakewood Public Library [6300 Wildaire Rd Sw, Lakewood] on Saturday evening, April 26, at 6:30pm. The feature film Forks Over Knives examines the profound claim that most, if not all, of the degenerative diseases that afflict us can be controlled, or even reversed, by rejecting animal-based and processed foods. Contact Terri Peters at (253) 474-7253 for more information.

Lakewood Artists to Display Paintings at ArtsFest

Artist and historian Alan Archambault's color illustration pays tribute to the long and proud history of the American military in the Puget Sound area.

Several award winning Lakewood artists will be participating in the Sister Cities – ArtsFest Celebration this coming weekend at Pierce College’s Steilacoom Campus.

ArtsFest will open at 6 p.m. Friday, April 25 with a free, meet the artists reception and continue through 5 p.m. Sunday, April 27.  Over forty Pierce County artists will be presenting their  work to the public.

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Do You Want to Build a Cardboard-box Castle?

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TACOMA, Wash. – College students will build a giant “cardboard castle” out of old packing boxes to create University of Puget Sound’s first-ever entry in a hotly contested, nationwide recycling contest.

Recyclemania, a nonprofit run by universities, challenges colleges and universities across the country to see who can build the largest structure out of used boxes, tape, and sheer imagination. The annual contest, which has taken on a life of its own in recent years, aims to raise awareness about waste reduction on campuses.

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Parks Appreciation Day volunteers not deterred by spring weather

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Saturday, April 26, is Parks Appreciation Day in Pierce County and it should be a typical spring day in wet Western Washington. Nevertheless, the county’s Parks and Recreation Department knows that lots of volunteers will brave the elements and turn out to help beautify their communities from 9 a.m. to noon.

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