County opens Youth Basketball League registration

Registration is now being taken for Pierce County Parks and Recreations Youth Basketball (ages 5-6 and 7-8) program which runs mid-April to mid-June. Registration and games are held at the Lakewood Community Center, 9112 Lakewood Dr SW in Lakewood. The fee is $45 per player and players are placed on teams. The deadline to register is March 14. For more information call 253-798-4091 or on line

Additional Program in August at Tacoma Nature Center

Discover a fun new outdoor activity combining treasure hunting with rubber stamping. Learn how to create a letterbox, make your own stamp and passport, then head outdoors to discover the secret treasures of Snake Lake.  Each adult may only bring up to two children due to the supervision required during the activity.  Saturday, August 11   1:00pm – 3:00pm       [Read more...]

Climb Mount St. Helens


Scale an active volcano and check out the lava dome and new glaciers growing inside the crater! The trip starts with an exploration of Ape Cave, the third longest lava tube in North America formed about 2,000 years ago. Then heft your pack and head to high camp after lunch. If weather permits, the Perseid meteor showers will be visible from high camp. An early morning start and a three mile trek brings you to the crater rim. [Read more...]

Dance Theatre Northwest offers summer classes

Dance Theatre Northwest  offers students age 4 through adult a variety of training opportunities. Programs range from creative movement to private and group instruction in classical ballet, Pointe, partnering, modern or lyrical jazz, musical theatre, low impact aerobics, dance exercise, conditioning & stretch and tap for those of varying abilities and interest levels. Classes taught by professional dancer and TV fitness expert Melanie Kirk-Stauffer and DTN staff. Fees range from $6-15 per classroom hour depending on activity. [Read more...]

Tahoma Audubon Society August events

Events are held at Adriana Hess Wetland Park, 2917 Morrison Road West, University Place WA  98466. Call (253) 565-9278 or go to for more information. The nature center is open Monday – Saturday 10:00am-1:00pm. Register for all listed programs through the Tacoma Nature Center (253) 591-6439. [Read more...]

Update of Harlock Place Park in Steilacoom: Day Campers’ Tour


On Wednesday, July 18, forty one Steilacoom Community Center day campers aged 5 years to 12 years and teen volunteers toured the “Harlock Place Park” land that citizens are in the process of purchasing.  Steilacoom is fortunate to have paths that connect to parks and open spaces.  The children and the day camp staff walked from the community center, on the path from Stevens Street to Galloway Street, and a few blocks on Galloway to the future “Harlock Place Park”. [Read more...]

Oberlin Church to hold sports youth camp

Oberlin Church of Steilacoom, WA is hosting a Sports Camp with Youth Missions International the week of Aug. 6-10, 2012 from 9 AM-12:15 PM to bring the news of the Gospel to children through sport activities.  Children ages 6-12 can sign up for 1 sport for the week:  Soccer, Basketball or Cheerleading and children ages 4 and 5 can sign up for Team 45 which is kickball skills.  They will be served a snack, receive a camp t-shirt and earn prizes for their participation. Cost is only $35 for the week!
For registration form, please see our website: or call the office with questions.  253-584-4623