Would you and your family be ready if a disaster were to strike tomorrow? West Pierce Fire & Rescue and the Lakewood YMCA will be hosting the eighth annual “Disaster Preparedness Day” on April 26, 2014.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Bode the Goldendoodle, star of the new children’s book, Use Your Noodle, Doodle!, will visit the Morgan Family YMCA on Saturday, April 26, at 1 p.m. as part of the YMCA’s Healthy Kids Day. The Morgan Family YMCA is located at 1002 S. Pearl Street in Tacoma. This event is free and open to the public.
A Farmers Market is coming to University Place’s Cirque Park on Saturdays starting June 14 (3:30-7:30 pm). The market, sponsored by the Senior Center, will continue through August 30. Organizers are looking for vendors, entertainers, volunteers and sponsors. Interested? Contact Cynthia Powell at 253-228-3444.
LAKEWOOD — The Lakewood Sister Cities Association (LSCA) is hosting its annual Sister Cities International Festival from April 25 – 27. The festival highlights one of its sister/friendship cities each year. This year, Okinawa City will be highlighted through the festival’s main performances.
Cheryl Strayed, author of “Wild,” will speak and sign books at a free event on Friday, April 25 (7 pm) at the McGavick Conference Center at Clover Park Technical College, 4500 Steilacoom Blvd. S.W., Lakewood.
Old school desks, farm chairs and stools have been re-imagined into works of art and will be auctioned off at the fifth annual “Chair Affair,” to be held on Friday, April 25 from 6 to 9 p.m. at NW Furniture Bank, 117 Puyallup Avenue, Tacoma.