Forever Fuchsias at Lakewold Gardens, Sept. 6, 7

Lakewood, Wash. – In honor of Lakewold’s 25th anniversary, Northwest Fuchsia Society presents Forever Fuchsias at Lakewold Gardens. Open to the public from 10am to 4pm this coming September 6th and 7th, visitors can enjoy fuchsia displays by 7 different clubs. Along with these colorful exhibits society members will be on hand to answer questions. Event highlights include: [Read more...]

Working Class Theatre NW presents ‘The School for Lies’

Tacoma, Wash.In its first fully produced production, Tacoma nonprofit theater Working Class Theater Northwest presents contemporary playwright David Ives’s farce The School for Lies for three weeks this September. Performances begin with a pay-what-you-can preview on September 11, and continue on September 12, 13, 18, 19, 20, 21, 25, 26, and 27. All shows start at 8:00 p.m. Tickets may be purchased in advance through Brown Paper Tickets or at the door for $10 or $12. Discounts are available for students, seniors, military members, and members of a union. Show your ID at the door or use the code SchoolSpecial14 when purchasing tickets online. [Read more...]

Clover Park vs. Lakes football game scheduled for Friday, Sept. 5


The Clover Park vs. Lakes football game will take place Friday, Sept. 5 at 7 p.m. at Harry Lang Stadium (6615 111th St. SW in Lakewood). The schools have not played each other for the past two years due to scheduling conflicts and being in different leagues. “We heard from many Clover Park and Lakes students, parents and alumni who were really supportive of both schools playing each other even though they’re in different leagues,” said Scott Nordi, Lakes athletic director. “Both head coaches were comfortable with playing the game and placing it back on the schedule. We feel this is a great way to bring the community together to kick off the school year!”

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Northwest Trek’s ‘Get Out of the Rut’ brings end-of-summer fun

Charging elk

Eatonville, Wash. – Nature’s calling. And before backpacks are loaded with supplies, before lunches are made, before school bells ring, there’s a glorious end-of-summer celebration at Northwest Trek Wildlife Park.

Get Out of the Rut is a Labor Day Weekend celebration of elk, bison, deer and bighorn sheep and the rutting, or mating, season. [Read more...]

‘Gateways to Lakewood (Garden and Signage)’ subject of Lakewood United meeting, Aug.28

The topic at Lakewood United on Thursday, August 28 will be “Gateways to Lakewood (Garden and Signage)” – Mary Dodsworth, Parks, Recreation and Community Services Director, City of Lakewood (Karen – MC)

The Lakewood United group meets at 7 AM every Thursday at Burs Restaurant, which is located at 6151 Steilacoom Boulevard SW in Lakewood. The next two programs after this week are as follows: [Read more...]

Knit Together at University Place Library

Knit Together!

Transform yarn into amazing creations. Learn to knit, improve your knitting or just come knit with us.

All skill levels welcome. Experienced knitters will be on hand to help.

Recommended for ages 9 and up.
Talented younger children accompanied by a caregiver are welcome.

University Place Pierce County Library
3609 Market Place W., Suite 100
98466 • 253-548-3307
Thursdays, 3:30 – 5 p.m.

Sept. 4, Oct. 2, Nov. 6

Get more information on the event here.

Rockin’ around Lakewood


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Some folks collect matchbooks; some collect vintage cars or boats, while others collect…well, you get the idea.

If rock collecting turns you on, one Lakewood resident has a deal you can’t refuse. He has three to four tons of rocks in his backyard, and he’s parting company with this exotic, geologic assortment in a three-day-only yard sale.

This coming weekend, Aug. 29, 30 and 31, John Huber is offering his 30+ year Rock Collection. Gemologists, geologists and other rock hounds are welcome to select pieces from this extensive collection for their own.
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