Pierce College offers a safe place for children and parents on Halloween

halloween1Pierce 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.

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Author Nancy Covert explores American Lake history at Lakewood Library

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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...]

Western State Hospital hosts family education day, Nov. 8

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.

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Stuff the Bus November 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 carekids@comcast.net or 253-279-9777.

Tacoma Art Museum holds ‘Día de los Muertos’ festival, Nov. 2

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...]